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Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-17-16, 11:28 PM
Replies: 5,166
Views: 969,251
Posted By Barchettaman
This an interesting article about a shifter pod...

This an interesting article about a shifter pod ´hack´ to get trigger shifters on modern oversized (31.8mm) drop bars. The guy uses seat post clamps to mount them:

Installed trigger shifters on a...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-30-16, 02:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,026
Posted By Barchettaman
Nah, size ´up´ on vintage, if anything. I´d...

Nah, size ´up´ on vintage, if anything.

I´d be looking at a Merckx. I have a Corsa Extra SLX and it rides amazingly well:

http://i.imgur.com/vIR6n4y.jpg
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-30-16, 02:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 611
Posted By Barchettaman
Eh? Once you´ve got the post out, and cleaned the...

Eh? Once you´ve got the post out, and cleaned the inside of the seat tube and the post, just paint some grease on the post and pop it back in.

A microscopic film of grease will got both surfaces...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-28-16, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 550
Posted By Barchettaman
Problem solved! The aftermarket fork crown...

Problem solved!

The aftermarket fork crown was too shallow and so the fork was fouling the bottom crown race a bit.

The friendly LBS mechanic rummaged through a parts drawer and found a...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-13-16, 04:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,385
Posted By Barchettaman
http://i.imgur.com/MJUTtNc.jpg Koga Miyata...

http://i.imgur.com/MJUTtNc.jpg

Koga Miyata Runner, ca. 1992, a really light frameset.

possibly the lowest-geared road bike in the history of road bikes. It had an MTB triple crankset...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-13-16, 02:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 525
Posted By Barchettaman
Just to add another vote to the mix: 7-speed...

Just to add another vote to the mix: 7-speed Tourney with a cable/housing upgrade (Jagwire Road Pro, for example) is very very nice indeed.

50/34 on the front, 12-28 cassette on the back, and you...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-11-16, 12:07 AM
Replies: 5,745
Views: 1,251,995
Posted By Barchettaman
Thanks chap. Hope you continue to enjoy the bike....

Thanks chap. Hope you continue to enjoy the bike. Congratulations on the build, once again! :thumb:
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-03-16, 01:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By Barchettaman
And this is the one near me. No decals but looks...

And this is the one near me. No decals but looks similar to the Tailwind:

Dahon Fahrrad Faltrad Klapprad Mountainbike MTB 26 Zoll blau gut erhalten | eBay...
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-03-16, 01:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By Barchettaman
This on is iN Ohio and looks similar: Dahon...

This on is iN Ohio and looks similar:

Dahon Tailwind Full Size Folding Bike 26" Wheels 18" Frame | eBay...
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-03-16, 01:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By Barchettaman
Old-style Dahon Tailwind 26"

Any of you knowledgable folks know anything about these?

They look early-90s era to me. One's local to me here in Germany.

Steel frame and a simple fold, maybe the predecessor to the Jack.
...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-03-16, 12:31 AM
Replies: 5,745
Views: 1,251,995
Posted By Barchettaman
Great work on the Shogun. I like the way you've...

Great work on the Shogun. I like the way you've made use of the tyre clearance and turned it into a gravel grinder!

are they Tektro long-drop brakes? Do you like them?
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-03-16, 12:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,574
Posted By Barchettaman
+1. A very classy build! (by the way,...

+1.

A very classy build!

(by the way, the info above about Dura Ace compatibility is incorrect. It's the older 8-SPEED 7400 DA stuff that has the different pull ratio for the rear derailleur....
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-03-16, 12:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 470
Posted By Barchettaman
My 2015 entry was flipped for €200. ...

My 2015 entry was flipped for €200.

technically, according to the competition rules, it came in at €165. But as it was *originally* a two-bike project, and the other frame/parts donor netted about...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-02-16, 11:49 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 14,639
Posted By Barchettaman
I'm in. Velo Cheapo was a good laugh last year. ...

I'm in. Velo Cheapo was a good laugh last year.

as I'm in Euroland I will set my budget at €100.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-02-16, 04:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 550
Posted By Barchettaman
Well, it gave you the opportunity to post a...

Well, it gave you the opportunity to post a sarcastic comment and feel better about yourself, so I'm pleased for you.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-01-16, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 550
Posted By Barchettaman
WRT the frameset, I bought the frame for pennies...

WRT the frameset, I bought the frame for pennies on eBay local pickup. The fork was absent.

the Canyon fork was in the parts bin.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-01-16, 02:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 550
Posted By Barchettaman
Here's the bike: ...

Here's the bike:

http://i.imgur.com/K0lDzKq.jpg
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-01-16, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 550
Posted By Barchettaman
Headset is new, but I have had some grief getting...

Headset is new, but I have had some grief getting it dialed in nicely. That could well be the problem!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-01-16, 12:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 953
Posted By Barchettaman
I really, really like the look of that De Rosa. ...

I really, really like the look of that De Rosa.

I would just hang a modern groupset on it and ride the crap out of it. The patina is unbelievably cool. Combine that with some shiny drivetrain...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-01-16, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 445
Posted By Barchettaman
http://i.imgur.com/k2KB9zh.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/k2KB9zh.jpg
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-01-16, 12:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 550
Posted By Barchettaman
Parts bin build, weird handling

Hi guys,

I´ve put together a Frankenbike, it´s a flat-bar road bike.

Cucuma frame and a Canyon alu fork.

Everything looks ok but the bike handles like s:twitchy:t. It´s got really slow...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-30-16, 01:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 445
Posted By Barchettaman
OK, cool, l´ll have a look at that!

OK, cool, l´ll have a look at that!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-30-16, 12:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 445
Posted By Barchettaman
Looking for a ´ratbike´ build inspiration - ideas and pictures welcome!

Hi chaps,

I´m thinking of doing an STI/modern component conversion for my next build, but going with a slightly different frame aesthetic!

Basically I´m thinking about stripping the paint off,...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 05-09-16, 04:39 AM
Replies: 2,878
Views: 2,121,667
Posted By Barchettaman
http://i.imgur.com/0T7QhW3.jpg Converted...

http://i.imgur.com/0T7QhW3.jpg

Converted flat bar hybrid, now running 10-speed Tiagra. BB5 brakes.
Forum: Commuting 05-08-16, 06:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,250
Posted By Barchettaman
Update. The rear mudguard took a bang and...

Update.
The rear mudguard took a bang and cracked at the stay, so both 'guards have come off and it's my fair-weather training bike for the summer!

For what is a repurposed hybrid, I've managed...
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