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Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 09-29-14, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 847
Posted By meaculpa
Nitto front rack

Recently, I purchased a Nitto M-12 for the purpose of setting up a front-loading commuter. As my shop has been prepping the new frame and we're working out brakes+tires+fenders, etc... the mechanic...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-10-14, 09:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By meaculpa
carradice nelson long flap....

Is there a stain/water repellant that would revive my very weathered/faded saddlebag? It was green (ww2) like Army green. I'd like to see it apraised Any ideas?
Thanks - John
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-28-14, 08:21 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,486
Posted By meaculpa
NoGlider - Your rebuild looks great. I'm not...

NoGlider - Your rebuild looks great. I'm not surprised you're enjoying this bike so much. Back in late May I'd crashed into the back of a car (my fault). That hit crumpled the downtube & snapped the...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-26-14, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,066
Posted By meaculpa
elcruxio - you are speaking waaaaay above my...

elcruxio - you are speaking waaaaay above my head, I'm gonna need to reread your comments with a little help from wikipedia before I can respond.

Fietsbob - I am familiar with the VO frame/fork...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-25-14, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,066
Posted By meaculpa
Campeur or Straggler...

This is a followup to my previous neurotic fit/posting of choosing the next frame to replace my crashed bike. I just sent this email to the lbs I'd be working with:

"So here's where my head is at....
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-25-14, 09:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 386
Posted By meaculpa
CL finds: Fuji Royal c1981, Trek 560, Astra

Might be looking at this Fuji Royale Road Bike Circa 1983 (http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/bik/4588902104.html) for project bike (650b conversion or 700c single speed/alternate commuter). ...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-14-14, 07:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,129
Posted By meaculpa
Thanks for taking the time to describe your...

Thanks for taking the time to describe your experiences in such detail VintageRide.

If I am going to understand the differences, I simply need to ride 1) 650b & 2) low trail bikes and mull that...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-13-14, 09:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,129
Posted By meaculpa
If it is bent...I could counter-offer 1/3...like...

If it is bent...I could counter-offer 1/3...like say $50-70? Honestly, for the seller (a somewhat brusque older fellow who said he finds and sells bikes) to describe it as "Condition: New", it seems...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-13-14, 05:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,129
Posted By meaculpa
VintageRide: I was looking at a Stag recently...

VintageRide: I was looking at a Stag recently before I decided to try these slightly older frames. How do you think the Fuji compares, for example I know it will ride completely differently from my...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-13-14, 05:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,129
Posted By meaculpa
I am hoping its 23", 21" will be a touch too...

I am hoping its 23", 21" will be a touch too small (I stand 5'10.) I plan to haggle the price if the components aren't in good shape. Tape isn't an issue, derailleurs, bb, hubs & headset on the other...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-13-14, 05:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,129
Posted By meaculpa
Very informative thread, thanks!

Very informative thread, thanks!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-13-14, 09:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,129
Posted By meaculpa
Fuji S12 S

I'm in midst of planning a rebuild a Schwinn Super LeTour frame I got off CL last week, then saw this Fuji:

FUJI S12-S ROAD BIKE - $175 (MARS/CRANBERRY)...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-12-14, 09:11 PM
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Views: 3,666,732
Posted By meaculpa
This popped up on CL recently: FUJI S12-S ROAD...

This popped up on CL recently: FUJI S12-S ROAD BIKE (http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/bik/4534932541.html)

I called the seller, asked about the frame, he said he only buys/finds and resells bikes,...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-30-14, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 507
Posted By meaculpa
1983-5? Super Le Tour...

I would appreciate any opinions on this frame:

The owner seems to have gotten it for a project and, after doing the BB and work on the headset, is giving it up. He estimates a 1985 production but...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 06-27-14, 04:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,465
Posted By meaculpa
Chris - thanks for the suggestion re: Rodriguez...

Chris - thanks for the suggestion re: Rodriguez and the calculation of expense of the 650b platform. Actually, I spoke with a guy at R+E, Smiley, last Monday and he said the Adventure would be the...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 06-27-14, 04:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,465
Posted By meaculpa
I bought the GB EL tires, pair of the 30mm...

I bought the GB EL tires, pair of the 30mm (measures 33 actually) and ripped the sidewall on the rear immediately riding through some rail ballast, replaced it months later with the 38 Barlow which...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 06-26-14, 04:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,465
Posted By meaculpa
Today stopped by the shop to talk frame...

Today stopped by the shop to talk frame options/ideas. I pitched the Polyvalent 650b alternative. The mechanic I know there had ridden it once and was very positive, said it was super comfy and not...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 06-25-14, 09:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,465
Posted By meaculpa
Choosing a new frame comes down to practical vs...

Choosing a new frame comes down to practical vs aspirational. I get more inspired by Bike Quarterly's reviews than maybe I should since my needs are best served by a 700c all-rounder like a Double...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-25-14, 03:58 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 25,923
Posted By meaculpa
Here's mine. With my young daughter and work on...

Here's mine. With my young daughter and work on my home and starting my own business saddle time has been far too little, but here's the Pass Hunter I finished up over the winter. Terrible lighting,...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 06-25-14, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,465
Posted By meaculpa
DwnTb: I agree wholeheartedly on perception of...

DwnTb: I agree wholeheartedly on perception of individual experience, it is folly to expect someone to have "the answer" to a personal preference. However, that isn't my expectation, I'm more...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 06-25-14, 12:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,465
Posted By meaculpa
Trying to choose a new frame

My needs:
1. A year round commuter:1/2 road + 1/2 gravel; 2. capacity for lightish touring loads (including tent for example) with handlebar bag or wald basket ie low-trail, and good enough for...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-14-13, 05:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 476
Posted By meaculpa
Well, I have to eat some crow here. I went to the...

Well, I have to eat some crow here. I went to the shop where I'd bought the tire and told them what's been happening. The owner immediately asked if there was any dings/dents in the wheel rim. So...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-12-13, 12:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 476
Posted By meaculpa
10 wheels: as I reread my post above, "I had to...

10 wheels: as I reread my post above, "I had to add more rear brake" looks ambiguous. I meant adding to the front braking I normally start with. But my firmer point is that even if I do not possess...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-12-13, 12:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 476
Posted By meaculpa
Thanks for the feedback guys, but I must not be...

Thanks for the feedback guys, but I must not be communicating clearly here.
So...
1. I've commuted daily for nearly ten years, often in wet conditions.
2. I've ridden on different tires with...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-12-13, 08:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 476
Posted By meaculpa
bad tire for wet weather...

Okay, I just went down in traffic the second time. I bought a Vittoria Randonneur Cross to replace a worn rear tire. Really, it feels like a great tire. But if I need to use the rear brake on wet...
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