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Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-21-17, 02:46 PM
Replies: 36
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Posted By squirtdad
San Jose (San Francisco South bay) some sort...

San Jose (San Francisco South bay)

some sort of re-sale place bike has not matching brifters and not details as to what compontents etc (looks like 600 tri-color )

seems sketch

...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-21-17, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By squirtdad
Definitely not C&V tires

Bridgestone rolls out an airless bike tire (http://newatlas.com/bridgestone-airless-bicycle-tire/49138/)
...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-21-17, 10:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 394
Posted By squirtdad
I think this has been noted, but at least late...

I think this has been noted, but at least late 80's to 90's silver was not that common. my '89 Miyata 1400 came with Wolber rims, dark gray, v-section.

of course the look you want is the look...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-20-17, 04:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 394
Posted By squirtdad
I forget, but what bike and type of riding are...

I forget, but what bike and type of riding are you going for? that could make a difference You mentioned CR18 in a previous post, these are pretty durable and representative of the time in looks...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-20-17, 12:55 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,525
Posted By squirtdad
none of my bikes is fast, because I am on them. ...

none of my bikes is fast, because I am on them. But is is well established the Red Italian bikes are the fastest italian.

But I would take a faux Italian in either blue or red
...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 04-20-17, 10:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 541
Posted By squirtdad
A key thing to remember is fit, if the frame is...

A key thing to remember is fit, if the frame is too big or too small you will never enjoy the ride. I am not so great with Mtn Bike sizing

also do you know bike mechanics? or are handy and...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-19-17, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By squirtdad
CR18's are durable......depends a bit on how you...

CR18's are durable......depends a bit on how you are going to use the bike
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-19-17, 05:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 411
Posted By squirtdad
Another consideration is: What type of riding...

Another consideration is: What type of riding will your wife be doing?

Has she ever rode with drop bars? A lot of people have never ridden them and just thing "those are uncomfortable"

Drop...
Forum: Framebuilders 04-19-17, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By squirtdad
What it your budget? there are a lot of good...

What it your budget? there are a lot of good builders out there. Another local (san jose) option that is relatively unknown but do some great work is Silva cycles Silva Cycles...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 04-19-17, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 541
Posted By squirtdad
Used Hard Tail (no suspension) Mtn bike is a good...

Used Hard Tail (no suspension) Mtn bike is a good starting place (put street tires on it). Another option is a early 80's road bike, they generally have enough room to put bigger tire on...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-18-17, 03:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 623
Posted By squirtdad
Why not just put a wider range 7 speed cassete...

Why not just put a wider range 7 speed cassete on. 12-32 is easy $15 or so SRAM PG-730 7 Speed Cassette > Components > Drivetrain > Cassettes | Jenson USA...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-18-17, 10:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 376
Posted By squirtdad
for a 5 to 6 dollar savings why bother or take...

for a 5 to 6 dollar savings why bother or take any risk? this is not a daily replacement item
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-17-17, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 461
Posted By squirtdad
I have friends in Göteborg this week they posted...

I have friends in Göteborg this week they posted cross country skiing.....last week taking the boat out in the sun......svierge spring
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-17-17, 11:23 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,451
Posted By squirtdad
one option might be late early 80's bike (even...

one option might be late early 80's bike (even late 70's ) bike boom bikes. think univega, nishiki. think suicide levers and a stem shifters.... most of these had eyelets for racks etc. ...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-16-17, 12:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 516
Posted By squirtdad
ok dave...indexing needed.... so I will try again...

ok dave...indexing needed.... so I will try again to make you the perky pirate

again not cheap but how about velo orange thumshifter mounts $65 and ultegra 8 sp bar end $72

velo orange...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-16-17, 11:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 516
Posted By squirtdad
Dave to be clear (and I was not) I was...

Dave to be clear (and I was not) I was suggesting using friction mode. I have cheapy sunrace on a 1x8 setup in friction mode.... with the modern 8 speed cassette with ramps and other magic the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-15-17, 09:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 516
Posted By squirtdad
These would work pricey at $96 IRD Power...

These would work pricey at $96

IRD Power Ratchet Thumb Shifters > Components > Drivetrain > Road Shifters | Jenson USA...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-13-17, 05:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 407
Posted By squirtdad
I understand the dilemma, I love my super strada...

I understand the dilemma, I love my super strada and while I want to keep it Heroica, ready I really think about putting a whole new groupset on it

when I think of that I think of things like...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-11-17, 04:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 469
Posted By squirtdad
even with rattle can, get a good respirator. ...

even with rattle can, get a good respirator. And remember that rattle can from auto and hardware stores will be not as durable as automotive paint
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-11-17, 04:45 PM
Replies: 40,479
Views: 4,649,115
Posted By squirtdad
N+1 and love of neon have me itching....so get...

N+1 and love of neon have me itching....so get rid of this temptaton

1989 top end Nishiki Altron, full Tange Prestige, WOW Factor! - $600

...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 04-11-17, 03:23 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,767
Posted By squirtdad
ok my third and last bike to share Nishki I...

ok my third and last bike to share Nishki I bought new and have since completely rebuilt into a utility/commuter.... the frame,fork and seat post are original....everything else, not so much 1x8...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-10-17, 05:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 606
Posted By squirtdad
check for a loose chainring

check for a loose chainring
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-07-17, 10:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,246
Posted By squirtdad
+1 I posted a simple reply on this, but the bike...

+1 I posted a simple reply on this, but the bike charity I volunteer at from time to time has as bunch of standards and processes including but not limited to

volunteer registration and...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-07-17, 09:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,246
Posted By squirtdad
The bike charity I volunteer at from time to time...

The bike charity I volunteer at from time to time has a couple of guiding principles...

first the every bike that gets touched has to leave safe and functional, the bike is not accepted for...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-07-17, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By squirtdad
Look for a local Bicycle Co-op or similar that...

Look for a local Bicycle Co-op or similar that can help help at low or now cost
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