Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

User Tag List
Bicycle Addict, TireLever-07

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-21-14, 08:47 PM   #2926
bconneraz
Senior Member
 
bconneraz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: So Cal
Bikes: Cimarrons 1835, 0836, 1767, 3517, 0768, 3408, a LHT, and a couple others
Posts: 707
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steamer View Post
Just an update on the Grizz. New tires, frame bag, and handlebars since the last post. New BB too, but that's not really observable.





Your bike looks great. Tell me about your mudflaps- I was in Portland last week, and saw a couple bikes with rear "spray guards" like that; I'd love to put one on my bike.
bconneraz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-14, 08:49 PM   #2927
bconneraz
Senior Member
 
bconneraz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: So Cal
Bikes: Cimarrons 1835, 0836, 1767, 3517, 0768, 3408, a LHT, and a couple others
Posts: 707
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
[QUOTE=cooperryder;16669579]My seat stays at the seat tube on my red Cimarron broke loose a few weeks ago.
Before:


After:
Perhaps it secretly wanted to be a GT. Ha Ha!





I disassembled the Peugeot a few days ago & will be rebuilding with some of the old and also some parts
from the Cimarron as well as these 2.3 fat Michelin Pilot Sports. The Peugeot has a few cm more clearance for them than the Cimarron.
I thought the similar matching checkered flags was a nice touch. (See downtube and tire sidewall.)


I'll be crushed if that happens to my Cimarron; glad your fixing it as it's worth fixing.
bconneraz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-14, 08:51 PM   #2928
Steamer
Senior Member
 
Steamer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: high ground
Bikes:
Posts: 756
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by bconneraz View Post
Your bike looks great. Tell me about your mudflaps- I was in Portland last week, and saw a couple bikes with rear "spray guards" like that; I'd love to put one on my bike.
:: BUDDY FLAPS :: * fancy

the one in the back is for your buddies, the one in front is for your feet.
Steamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-14, 09:33 PM   #2929
due ruote 
Senior Member
 
due ruote's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 5,350
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grand Bois View Post
I have experience with the Nittos, so I can definitely say you can.
Thanks, I'll keep my eye out for one of those. I figured a Nitto would work; was tempted by the Kalloy because they're readily available and cheap as, well, dirt. Hard to tell though from the picture whether the taper on the clamp would be sufficient to accomodate the bars.

wrk101, the removable face plate is very sensible but I'm a sucker for the clean lines of a traditional quill so I'm going to tough it out.
due ruote is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-14, 04:13 AM   #2930
frantik
Chainstay Brake Mafia
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: California
Bikes:
Posts: 5,971
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by due ruote View Post
wrk101, the removable face plate is very sensible but I'm a sucker for the clean lines of a traditional quill so I'm going to tough it out.
wise choice
frantik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-14, 04:17 AM   #2931
frantik
Chainstay Brake Mafia
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: California
Bikes:
Posts: 5,971
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steamer View Post
What tires are those? Paselas? Looks like a panaracer tread pattern...
frantik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-14, 04:55 AM   #2932
Steamer
Senior Member
 
Steamer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: high ground
Bikes:
Posts: 756
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by frantik View Post
What tires are those? Paselas? Looks like a panaracer tread pattern...
Compass 1.75's. Yes, same tread pattern as the Paselas. Ride quality and smoothness is a bit better though, especially if we are talking about the TG version of Paselas (which seems to be all you can buy these days; the plain versions are disappearing...)
Steamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-14, 09:01 AM   #2933
frantik
Chainstay Brake Mafia
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: California
Bikes:
Posts: 5,971
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
sweet i have two pairs of the compass tires I looked for the logo but didn't see it so i assumed they were paselas. I picked up a pair of NOS old school Paselas in 1" size for cheap and put em on my gf's bike. She's very happy with them so far..
frantik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-14, 12:34 PM   #2934
pathdoc
Hey let's ride.
 
pathdoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Allen, TX
Bikes: Torelli road bike, Tsunami tandem
Posts: 2,002
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)


My 26 inch wheel tandem with road bike handlebars
Attached Images
File Type: jpg photo (22).jpg (103.7 KB, 53 views)
pathdoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-14, 07:05 PM   #2935
frantik
Chainstay Brake Mafia
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: California
Bikes:
Posts: 5,971
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
^ sweet
frantik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-14, 02:05 PM   #2936
jeremyb
Senior Member
 
jeremyb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Sacramento CA
Bikes: Raleigh Grand Prix, Cervelo P3alu
Posts: 555
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yo Spiff View Post
Can do even better. My Trek 900 frame was a freebie, with most of the drivetrain components still on it. Mines definitely a lesser frame, however.

I have another similar project now. Just bought a '91 Schwinn Crosscut. More of a hybrid or cross frame, but it's still going to get built up into a drop bar configuration.

One of the minor issues I had with mine was that my lever and V-brake combo resulted in two quick releases but no adjuster barrel. Not a biggie, as they are easy to manually tighten up when needed. However, I spotted these v-brake noodles with adjustment barrels on Niagara Cycle yesterday. Might be of help if anyone else has run into this.

Iirc those crosscuts have crazy long top tubes.
jeremyb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-14, 02:36 PM   #2937
treadtread
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: SF Bay Area
Bikes: 2012 Specialized Sirrus
Posts: 1,253
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
Looks good! I really like how older mountain bikes look with drops. Do you use a size smaller than usual (in mountain bike terms) to compensate for the additional stretch introduced by the handlebar? Or is that inadvisable, and just use a smaller/riser stem? I'd love to do this some day!
treadtread is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-14, 02:42 PM   #2938
cyclotoine
Senior Member
 
cyclotoine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Yukon, Canada
Bikes:
Posts: 8,469
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by treadtread View Post
Looks good! I really like how older mountain bikes look with drops. Do you use a size smaller than usual (in mountain bike terms) to compensate for the additional stretch introduced by the handlebar? Or is that inadvisable, and just use a smaller/riser stem? I'd love to do this some day!
If you look at his seat height I would say he is using a size larger than normal in terms of BITD MTB fitment.

My comment is that the dirt drop style stems tend to be very short reach and have a lot of rise so you shouldn't have to size up or down because MTB's were made silly long stems in the 1990s... Syncros even had a 170mm stem in some models... so it's the stem you use that will make all the difference.

Sixty Fiver, I have noticed you tend to ride large frames and do not use short stems, do you have a proportionally long torso and/or arms?
__________________
1 Super Record bike, 1 Nuovo Record bike, 1 Pista, 1 Road, 1 Cyclocross/Allrounder, 1 MTB, 1 Touring, 1 Fixed gear
cyclotoine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-14, 03:28 PM   #2939
Squeeze
High Plains Luddite
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Colorado
Bikes: 1 road bike, 1 MTB
Posts: 365
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quick poll of drop-bar MTB riders, and especially those with traditionally "road-bike" shaped ones, not the Woodchippers and similar "off road drop bars", if anyone feels like playing along.

Did you ever take your drop bar commuter MTB out "mountain biking" and wish you had stuck with straight bars for single-track?

I'm about to make a decision and just wanted any last minute opinions of should vs. shouldn't.

Primary use for my MTB is commuting, especially that spring is here and summer is coming. However, I have friends who ride MTBs on nearby trails on weekend and wonder if I'll suffer for having drop bars. I'm not talking about crazy jumps or downhilling or anything - just regular ups and downs and rolling terrain, switchbacks, gullies, etc.

Yeah, I've thought of N+1 but not ready for that yet.

Thanks.
Squeeze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-14, 03:53 PM   #2940
Sixty Fiver
Bicycle Repair Man !!!
 
Sixty Fiver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: YEG
Bikes: See my sig...
Posts: 27,255
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by treadtread View Post
Looks good! I really like how older mountain bikes look with drops. Do you use a size smaller than usual (in mountain bike terms) to compensate for the additional stretch introduced by the handlebar? Or is that inadvisable, and just use a smaller/riser stem? I'd love to do this some day!
It is a higher rise / shorter reach stem...

Sixty Fiver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-14, 04:03 PM   #2941
cyclotoine
Senior Member
 
cyclotoine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Yukon, Canada
Bikes:
Posts: 8,469
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Squeeze View Post
Quick poll of drop-bar MTB riders, and especially those with traditionally "road-bike" shaped ones, not the Woodchippers and similar "off road drop bars", if anyone feels like playing along.

Did you ever take your drop bar commuter MTB out "mountain biking" and wish you had stuck with straight bars for single-track?

I'm about to make a decision and just wanted any last minute opinions of should vs. shouldn't.


Primary use for my MTB is commuting, especially that spring is here and summer is coming. However, I have friends who ride MTBs on nearby trails on weekend and wonder if I'll suffer for having drop bars. I'm not talking about crazy jumps or downhilling or anything - just regular ups and downs and rolling terrain, switchbacks, gullies, etc.

Yeah, I've thought of N+1 but not ready for that yet.

Thanks.

I do not qualify for the poll, but I ride mountain bikes a lot and road bikes and I think you might be able to ride find but that you will give up a lot of speed and handling.
__________________
1 Super Record bike, 1 Nuovo Record bike, 1 Pista, 1 Road, 1 Cyclocross/Allrounder, 1 MTB, 1 Touring, 1 Fixed gear
cyclotoine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-14, 04:07 PM   #2942
Sixty Fiver
Bicycle Repair Man !!!
 
Sixty Fiver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: YEG
Bikes: See my sig...
Posts: 27,255
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by cyclotoine View Post
If you look at his seat height I would say he is using a size larger than normal in terms of BITD MTB fitment.

My comment is that the dirt drop style stems tend to be very short reach and have a lot of rise so you shouldn't have to size up or down because MTB's were made silly long stems in the 1990s... Syncros even had a 170mm stem in some models... so it's the stem you use that will make all the difference.

Sixty Fiver, I have noticed you tend to ride large frames and do not use short stems, do you have a proportionally long torso and/or arms?
I have a 33 inch riding inseam and longer arms with a fairly average torso for my five foot ten frame... 52-55cm is my range of rideability depending on geometry and setup on my road bikes and touring bikes.

My Cooper road bike is a 55.5 with an 80mm stem and it fits like a glove, my P20 has an effective top tube of 54cm and I currently have an 80mm stem and am building a 100 mm custom stem.

Most people who are my height find that they can't deal with the extra reach I have on my bikes and I can comfortably test ride 56-58 cm frames as long as they are not rocking extra long stems because I have the flexibility and reach... I also spend a lot of time in the drops and have more issues with sitting upright.

My Blizzard is a 20 inch frame which is large for a mountain bike but the set up and reach are ideal for me... I have tried riding 18 inch frames and they feel cramped up top.
Sixty Fiver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-14, 04:31 PM   #2943
kehomer
Senior Member
 
kehomer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: North Georgia
Bikes:
Posts: 266
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
This bike is about 90% completed. It started out as a 1986 Stumpjumper Sport frame and fork I purchased a year ago. The paint is candy-orange powder. The components are a mix of new, NOS and refurbished used. I think the most distinctive things about the bike are the Shimano 105 7sp downtube shifters and the color. The shifters are mounted on brazed on posts. I really like the relaxed geometry of the frame/fork. The 44/34/24 chainrings and the 32t big cassette gear help my old knees to get up these North Georgia hills. Aluminum fenders and lighter wheels are additions I hope to make soon. The bike weighs 26 1/2 pounds minus the rack.

[IMG][/IMG]
[IMG][/IMG]
[IMG][/IMG]

Last edited by kehomer; 04-24-14 at 04:33 PM. Reason: spelling
kehomer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-14, 05:24 PM   #2944
Yo Spiff 
Carpe Velo
 
Yo Spiff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Bikes: 2000 Bianchi Veloce, '88 Trek 900, '88 Schwinn Prologue, '92 Schwinn Crosscut, '03 Diamondback Tandem, '94 Yokota Grizzly Peak
Posts: 2,514
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeremyb View Post
Iirc those crosscuts have crazy long top tubes.
Actually, the top tube on mine worked out just about right, and I don't have long arms. My converted Trek 900 has the bar reach good, but just a touch further than ideal. The crosscut is perfect.

I did just change the crosscut from Salsa Woodchippers to OnOne Midge bars, so I'll see if the reach still works once I take it for a spin.
__________________
2000 Bianchi Veloce, 199x Bianchi Volpe, 199x Bianchi Boardwalk, 2010 Bianchi Milano, '88 Schwinn Prologue, '88 Trek 900, 198x Benotto Triathlon. '88 Schwinn Crosscut
Yo Spiff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-14, 07:43 PM   #2945
due ruote 
Senior Member
 
due ruote's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 5,350
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Kehomer, fantastic job on that Stumpjumper!

What tires are you using?
due ruote is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-14, 07:46 PM   #2946
pathdoc
Hey let's ride.
 
pathdoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Allen, TX
Bikes: Torelli road bike, Tsunami tandem
Posts: 2,002
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Great job, killer bicycle, love the color and the frame. Very nice.



Quote:
Originally Posted by kehomer View Post
This bike is about 90% completed. It started out as a 1986 Stumpjumper Sport frame and fork I purchased a year ago. The paint is candy-orange powder. The components are a mix of new, NOS and refurbished used. I think the most distinctive things about the bike are the Shimano 105 7sp downtube shifters and the color. The shifters are mounted on brazed on posts. I really like the relaxed geometry of the frame/fork. The 44/34/24 chainrings and the 32t big cassette gear help my old knees to get up these North Georgia hills. Aluminum fenders and lighter wheels are additions I hope to make soon. The bike weighs 26 1/2 pounds minus the rack.

[IMG][/IMG]
[IMG][/IMG]
[IMG][/IMG]
pathdoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-14, 08:33 PM   #2947
kehomer
Senior Member
 
kehomer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: North Georgia
Bikes:
Posts: 266
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by due ruote View Post
Kehomer, fantastic job on that Stumpjumper!

What tires are you using?
Thank you. I was surprised at how well it turned out. The tires are Panaracer T-Servs 1.75". Great tires!
kehomer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-14, 08:35 PM   #2948
kehomer
Senior Member
 
kehomer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: North Georgia
Bikes:
Posts: 266
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by pathdoc View Post
Great job, killer bicycle, love the color and the frame. Very nice.
Thanks for the kind words!
kehomer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-14, 09:22 PM   #2949
neo_pop_71
Senior Member
 
neo_pop_71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: SoCal
Bikes:
Posts: 827
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by kehomer View Post
This bike is about 90% completed. It started out as a 1986 Stumpjumper Sport frame and fork I purchased a year ago. The paint is candy-orange powder. The components are a mix of new, NOS and refurbished used. I think the most distinctive things about the bike are the Shimano 105 7sp downtube shifters and the color. The shifters are mounted on brazed on posts. I really like the relaxed geometry of the frame/fork. The 44/34/24 chainrings and the 32t big cassette gear help my old knees to get up these North Georgia hills. Aluminum fenders and lighter wheels are additions I hope to make soon. The bike weighs 26 1/2 pounds minus the rack.

[IMG][/IMG]
[IMG][/IMG]
[IMG][/IMG]
Oh man kehomer, that Stumpjumper is amazing! I've been wondering when we'd see your modified frame build, you had plenty of interest from your previous posting. I have to say that it was well worth the wait, yours is easily top 5, maybe even top 3 Stumpies that I've ever seen... it's just beautiful! I'm absolutely loving the brazed down tube shifters but even the little touches like the braided cable housing (my personal favorite) are just right!

I'm curious what canti brake calipers are you running? That cable flare is about as wide as I've seen, I really dig how it looks!

I'm going to pursue having shift mounts brazed on some future builds. It looks sharp and since I'm not a fan of bar end shifters, it's a great additional option for a drop bar build! I'd never considered adding the braze ons until I saw your previous posting... thanks for the inspiration!
neo_pop_71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-14, 11:22 AM   #2950
kehomer
Senior Member
 
kehomer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: North Georgia
Bikes:
Posts: 266
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by neo_pop_71 View Post
Oh man kehomer, that Stumpjumper is amazing! I've been wondering when we'd see your modified frame build, you had plenty of interest from your previous posting. I have to say that it was well worth the wait, yours is easily top 5, maybe even top 3 Stumpies that I've ever seen... it's just beautiful! I'm absolutely loving the brazed down tube shifters but even the little touches like the braided cable housing (my personal favorite) are just right!

I'm curious what canti brake calipers are you running? That cable flare is about as wide as I've seen, I really dig how it looks!

I'm going to pursue having shift mounts brazed on some future builds. It looks sharp and since I'm not a fan of bar end shifters, it's a great additional option for a drop bar build! I'd never considered adding the braze ons until I saw your previous posting... thanks for the inspiration!
I appreciate the good words! They mean a lot. The brake calipers are old Shimano BR-454 made in Japan, borrowed from another MT bike. I haven't ridden the bike much yet but anticipate that I may have to change out the Ichigear Pista drop bars for something more conventional. It is surprising, however that I can achieve a number of useful hand positions. I really like the bottom of the drops position however. Bike control is terrific and I have a more upright position than with conventional drops.

So far, I really love this bike!
kehomer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:22 PM.