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Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 07-19-16, 11:04 PM
Replies: 1,235
Views: 93,132
Posted By Arrowana
Love that Grand Prix, very classy. My bike...

Love that Grand Prix, very classy.

My bike that is definitely not a Basso is coming along nicely, just needs a different saddle, and I'll probably ditch the decals....
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 07-14-16, 12:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By Arrowana
Suppose I didn't notice the decimal point, Sub...

Suppose I didn't notice the decimal point, Sub 11.0 brought more results. I swapped a few more things on it, and discovered the it takes a 28.6mm seatpost, and the rear spacing is 130mm. That last...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 07-08-16, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By Arrowana
Haven't had any luck identifying it so far. It's...

Haven't had any luck identifying it so far. It's definitely not a Surly, the welds aren't anywhere close to that level of quality. A friend who is quite skilled at identifying frames thinks it is a...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 07-03-16, 11:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By Arrowana
Any idea what frame this is?

I got this bike yesterday, and am not sure what it is. It has Basso decals, but it has been repainted at some point in it's life, and I can't find any evidence of Basso making a bike like this. The...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 01-07-16, 12:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,287
Posted By Arrowana
I'd try tilting your bars down a bit. The trainer...

I'd try tilting your bars down a bit. The trainer makes it hard to see what angle they are at, but it appears the ramp (the part of the bar behind the lever) is angled slightly up, while most bars...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-18-15, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By Arrowana
In some cases, you can just peel them off without...

In some cases, you can just peel them off without issue. If it gives you any trouble, heating the sticker up with a heat gun or blow dryer usually makes it come of far easier. If there is any...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-28-15, 02:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 721
Posted By Arrowana
Yep, 10-speed road shifters with a 9-speed road...

Yep, 10-speed road shifters with a 9-speed road or mtb rear derailleur will work.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-27-15, 09:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 721
Posted By Arrowana
The 105 hubs will take a MTB cassette without...

The 105 hubs will take a MTB cassette without issue. However, having a Cross Check with the 10-sp Microshift bar ends, I can't say I'd recommend them. They work ok, but are somewhat cheap feeling,...
Forum: BMX 10-26-15, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 864
Posted By Arrowana
Those are posts for mounting cantilever or...

Those are posts for mounting cantilever or V-brakes. This is actually a kid's bike, not BMX. Not worth a lot, but I suppose it wasn't a terrible buy if it doesn't need too much in parts or labor.
Forum: Road Cycling 09-23-15, 10:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,038
Posted By Arrowana
Rear derailleurs tend to be less picky about the...

Rear derailleurs tend to be less picky about the number of speeds, you could buy the 10-speed derailleur of your choice now, and have one less thing to purchase later on.
Forum: Road Cycling 09-15-15, 10:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,275
Posted By Arrowana
One difference I noticed is the 4700 levers are...

One difference I noticed is the 4700 levers are some sort of plastic instead of aluminum, and the shifting is a tiny bit less crisp than 5800. It's still quite nice and sturdy, though I much prefer...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-28-15, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5,744
Views: 1,250,236
Posted By Arrowana
I finally built up a frameset that I found on...

I finally built up a frameset that I found on ebay in Janurary. It's a 1988 Schwinn Premis, has a mix of Shimano 10-speed parts, plus a Suntour Downtube shifter for the shifting up front. The saddle,...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-24-15, 12:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 645
Posted By Arrowana
I had to swap a few of the recalled Suntour forks...

I had to swap a few of the recalled Suntour forks for the Vita's, and they seem just as nice.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-24-15, 12:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,758
Posted By Arrowana
One of my co-workers has a picture of himself...

One of my co-workers has a picture of himself smoking from a bong made out of a frame, and this diagram pretty much has it right.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-20-15, 11:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,553
Posted By Arrowana
I'll cast a vote for wrk101's Sierra as well.

I'll cast a vote for wrk101's Sierra as well.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 12-13-14, 12:14 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 16,217
Posted By Arrowana
A co-worker gave me this 1977-ish Sekai 1000...

A co-worker gave me this 1977-ish Sekai 1000 frame, and I'm planning on giving it a new paint job, and probably building it as a single speed. It's quite rusted, has been in a very minor head-on, and...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 12-11-14, 02:56 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,671
Posted By Arrowana
What about paint? I've got a Sekai frame that I...

What about paint? I've got a Sekai frame that I stripped off all the paint and rust, and bought the supplies to paint it. Should that be factored into the cost?
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 10-30-14, 07:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,718
Posted By Arrowana
I sell both of these bikes regularly at work....

I sell both of these bikes regularly at work. They are pretty close component wise, I suppose the Shimano crankset and cassette will work a bit better on the Fuji, the shifters on the Giant are...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-10-14, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,357
Posted By Arrowana
I suppose if I were forced to pick one or the...

I suppose if I were forced to pick one or the other, Microshift seems a little bit better. But why not just use new Shimano shifters? Much better than either, and better than most old Shimano trigger...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-23-13, 06:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,243
Posted By Arrowana
WD-40 will strip lubrication away, and if you...

WD-40 will strip lubrication away, and if you don't wipe it clean, then lube it, it is doing more harm than good. Getting a can of chain lube should help a ton. And if it's in bad shape, taking it in...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-16-13, 11:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,083
Posted By Arrowana
I've tuned up quite a few MTBs from this era,...

I've tuned up quite a few MTBs from this era, which of course means test riding afterwards. My favorite so far is my 1993 Giant ATX 780. Nice light frame, 1 1/8" headset means I can throw on a...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-14-13, 12:39 AM
Replies: 5,437
Views: 911,540
Posted By Arrowana
Yep, I'm sure it will. The fork is a Troll fork,...

Yep, I'm sure it will. The fork is a Troll fork, corrected for 100mm travel, while the frame isn't designed for that. Handled amazingly with north road bars, not totally sure how it will handle as a...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-13-13, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5,437
Views: 911,540
Posted By Arrowana
Here is the latest evolution of my Schwinn, now a...

Here is the latest evolution of my Schwinn, now a cruiser with a Shimano Nexus 7-speed hub:
http://i.imgur.com/lh7DOIL.jpg

And I just built this up again on Monday out of whatever I had lying...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-26-13, 11:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,225
Posted By Arrowana
Bianchi Campione: ...

Bianchi Campione:
http://www.bianchiusa.com/bikes/road/steel/campione/
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 06-30-13, 07:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,851
Posted By Arrowana
Rear derailleur, no problem. Front derailleur,...

Rear derailleur, no problem. Front derailleur, nope, unless you get one of these: http://jtekengineering.com/shiftmatestraight.php

Edit: Or an inline barrel adjuster would work too.

Going with...
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