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Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-26-16, 07:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 705
Posted By kunsunoke
Chobani, bananas, and whatever the ride...

Chobani, bananas, and whatever the ride organizers are serving that day that isn't dry and doesn't require two bottles of water to choke down. I wish they'd get rid of those soy protein bars and the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-26-16, 05:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 314
Posted By kunsunoke
Well, if we're being honest here, there's only so...

Well, if we're being honest here, there's only so lean and mean you can make a Hardrock. They're usually a blend of straight-gauge 4130 and gaspipe - or just gaspipe. You might save about two to...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Sales 07-13-16, 04:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By kunsunoke
PM sent in turn.

PM sent in turn.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-11-16, 04:39 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,872
Posted By kunsunoke
Well, they were climbing and Froome was riding as...

Well, they were climbing and Froome was riding as part of a pack. There was nowhere for him to go.

Before you further critique Froome for his actions, consider the following:

Yates injured...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-09-16, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 349
Posted By kunsunoke
The bike was likely made in 1987. Given its...

The bike was likely made in 1987. Given its current age, the condition appears reasonably good. The only exception looks to be with the divot in the seat, as mentioned in the advert. I don't think...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Sales 07-09-16, 05:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By kunsunoke
I have a set of Nitto mustache bars. They need...

I have a set of Nitto mustache bars. They need to be cleaned up but I should be able to get them to you for $40 shipped. PM me if you're interested.

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Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-26-16, 05:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 385
Posted By kunsunoke
The best u-brakes out there were the Shimano...

The best u-brakes out there were the Shimano Deore XT brakes - reasonably light action and they could stop a semi.

Dia-Compe AD990, Dia-Tech Hombre, Odyssey Springfield or Evo 2, Tektro...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-18-16, 04:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 479
Posted By kunsunoke
Given what you've told us, I'd go with Velocity...

Given what you've told us, I'd go with Velocity A23f/A23OCr in 32H with DT Comp or Wheelsmith double-butted spokes and brass nipples. You can mate them to silver Shimano Ultegra or 105 hubs,...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-01-16, 04:22 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,530
Posted By kunsunoke
Shimano works just fine if you're using bar-end...

Shimano works just fine if you're using bar-end shifters.

Top brass in Japan would (politely) tell us to join them in the future. Retroparts and the mix/match concept don't fit how they plan. ...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-31-16, 04:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,207
Posted By kunsunoke
Grail/show bikes with fancy lugs and panto get...

Grail/show bikes with fancy lugs and panto get paint - preferably Imron or some other cross-linked polyurethane. Imron is a substantial upgrade over the crap paints the Iteys and French used back in...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-08-16, 06:16 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,498
Posted By kunsunoke
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=hjSygAamUiMC&p...

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=hjSygAamUiMC&pg=PA136&hl=en#v=onepage&q&f=false
Chris Kostman's Rough Riders Blog: Any Bike, Anywhere / Classic Cyclist: Tom Ritchey, In His Own Words...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-08-16, 03:26 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,498
Posted By kunsunoke
I don't know anybody that's been the target of a...

I don't know anybody that's been the target of a Specialized-initiated legal action. I understand that companies try to protect trademarks and IP - my own company does that, in fact. Specialized...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-07-16, 04:52 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,498
Posted By kunsunoke
Mike, is that you? If not, go look up the...

Mike, is that you?

If not, go look up the history of some of those lawsuits and legal threats. They're vexatious, and used against entities that don't have the financial resources to fight back. ...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-04-16, 03:22 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,498
Posted By kunsunoke
I have a Stumpy from that era myself, and I'm not...

I have a Stumpy from that era myself, and I'm not going to dump it, either. Sinyard has already made his cash on that bike.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-03-16, 04:22 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,498
Posted By kunsunoke
They are. It's just that Mike Sinyard is a...

They are. It's just that Mike Sinyard is a lawsuit-happy sphincter (sort of like Lance Armstrong, pre-Oprah), so just about nobody wants to enable him anymore.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-01-16, 05:41 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,384
Posted By kunsunoke
I ride old junk, and I ride it poorly. ...

I ride old junk, and I ride it poorly.



Greenpoint-based Frischknecht wanna-be types riding over-priced cyclocross bikes they purchased with their trust-fund checks.


...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-28-16, 04:25 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,112
Posted By kunsunoke
It should be noted that Ishiwata's venerable 022...

It should be noted that Ishiwata's venerable 022 did not go unnoticed by Grant Petersen during the fluorescent mountain bike era.

Bridgestone used it for at least the RB-1.
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Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-04-16, 04:10 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,498
Posted By kunsunoke
For the tight single track in places like Marsh...

For the tight single track in places like Marsh Creek, Mount Penn, Blue Marsh and French Creek the 26ers hang with modern bikes pretty well. In fact, they maneuver more easily than a 29er through...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-29-16, 05:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,823
Posted By kunsunoke
Early '90s Rockhoppers were pretty well-built,...

Early '90s Rockhoppers were pretty well-built, and only slightly heavier than Stumpies. They make ideal touring bikes when equipped with the original rigid forks.

Sounds like you're looking to...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-07-16, 05:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 672
Posted By kunsunoke
This is why we can't have nice things, hipsters. ...

This is why we can't have nice things, hipsters. Everything just has to be ruined in the name of irony.

Dura-Ace 7400 will probably look a little dated. I'd go with 7700-series parts, with 7700...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-07-16, 05:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By kunsunoke
It's a Japanese bike. I'd save the I-tey parts...

It's a Japanese bike. I'd save the I-tey parts for another build, personally. Grant had them spec'd in with 105 one year, as I recall.

The Matrix rims will do in a pinch, but you will...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-05-16, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By kunsunoke
I have a RADAC myself. They have surprisingly...

I have a RADAC myself. They have surprisingly good rides for aluminum bikes.

My recommendations:

1) The problem in low gear has to do with the cogs on the freewheel. Time to replace it, the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-05-16, 07:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,201
Posted By kunsunoke
"'Cause you're the Red Maruishi with the...

"'Cause you're the Red Maruishi with the investment cast crown..."

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Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-05-16, 07:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 898
Posted By kunsunoke
Yes, it's worth the $150. The wheels can be...

Yes, it's worth the $150.

The wheels can be trued pretty easily, assuming you have a spoke-wrench and can work in quarter or half turns of the wrench. It's best if you have a truing stand, though...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-05-16, 06:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 898
Posted By kunsunoke
Yes, it's a good bike. Elvish made very good...

Yes, it's a good bike. Elvish made very good bikes in the south of France for a very long time. The bikes disappeared here as the Japanese got good at bike building during the early '80s and...
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