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Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-15-16, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By plodderslusk
In this pricerange for used bikes over here you...

In this pricerange for used bikes over here you will get mostly Sora-equipped bikes that someone bought hoping to start cycling. This is just so much a better deal ! Finding him a roadbike was his...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-13-16, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By plodderslusk
Made my daughter's boyfriend buys an MX Leader

Had dinner at my daughter's yesterday and her boyfriend told me someone had stolen the rear Wheel off the Scott Boulder I gave him for commuting. 7 speed and 130 mm axle so a bit difficult to get a...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-11-16, 12:54 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,164
Posted By plodderslusk
I bought a CX-bike With 11 speed Ultegra Di2....

I bought a CX-bike With 11 speed Ultegra Di2. Sand and mud and 11 speed = not a good match when it comes to durability IMO. Very noisy drivetrain after just some weeks riding. Triple eight speed is a...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-11-16, 12:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 701
Posted By plodderslusk
Bought a used set of Travel-agents and put LX...

Bought a used set of Travel-agents and put LX V-brakes on a Miyata Alumicross.No need to change anything but the brakes. Way better brakes IMO. A lot of (larger frames?) CX-bikes shimmy at low speed...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 06-20-16, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By plodderslusk
No in so many ways! Spend Your 200$ on a Japanese...

No in so many ways! Spend Your 200$ on a Japanese bike from the same time period. French bikes are for the dedicated few if they come from earlier than mideighties.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-20-16, 11:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 431
Posted By plodderslusk
Very Nice frame ! You already have Shimano 105 on...

Very Nice frame ! You already have Shimano 105 on that bike:)
VeloBase.com - View Group (http://www.velobase.com/ViewGroup.aspx?GroupID=a34ae6a0-52cd-4bca-9586-cfb2798a796b)
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-19-16, 10:45 AM
Replies: 18,946
Views: 1,479,174
Posted By plodderslusk
50 mile gravelgrinding on this new to me Miyata...

50 mile gravelgrinding on this new to me Miyata Alumicross. Nice weather and I really like the bike.
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b337/plodderslusk/20160619_162009_zpsiozteus0.jpg...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-19-16, 10:42 AM
Replies: 18,946
Views: 1,479,174
Posted By plodderslusk
[QUOTE=DQRider;18855415]Yes I did. I've just...

[QUOTE=DQRider;18855415]Yes I did. I've just finished my Japanese City Bike (Toshi Baiku) build and spent the entire day riding around Saint Paul shaking her down and fixing any bugs that cropped up....
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 06-19-16, 10:36 AM
Replies: 710
Views: 205,758
Posted By plodderslusk
Miyata Alumicross ca 1990 bought for a 100 $, old...

Miyata Alumicross ca 1990 bought for a 100 $, old and weathered but a really Nice ride. Swapped the cantilevers for LX V-brakes with Travelagents. ...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-19-16, 10:15 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 93,203
Posted By plodderslusk
This rather tiredlooking Allumicross is...

This rather tiredlooking Allumicross is suprisingly Heavy but still a very Nice bike for gravelgrinding. Swapped the cantilevers for LX V-brakes With the help of Travelagents. Really like the way it...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 06-05-16, 07:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,964
Posted By plodderslusk
I bought an old Miyata Allumicross With an Mtb...

I bought an old Miyata Allumicross With an Mtb triple Shimano Deore DX setup for around a 100$. It had those 90,s hardanodized rims that suck when they are unevenly worn and some little plastic...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-05-16, 06:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By plodderslusk
Indian Fire Trail was a highend alluminum framed...

Indian Fire Trail was a highend alluminum framed bike With mostly XT Components. Yours is something else, GS 200 is near the bottom of Shimano stuff. Pictures would help.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-23-16, 08:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 682
Posted By plodderslusk
The Kona Roadhouse would be my choice for one...

The Kona Roadhouse would be my choice for one bike to do it all. A longer stem and some Conti 4000 in 28 mm and you would be very close to a good roadbike on the road.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-14-16, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By plodderslusk
The bike is great ! Get lighter tires,Continental...

The bike is great ! Get lighter tires,Continental GP 4000 in as big a size as will fit your bike.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-11-16, 12:46 AM
Replies: 18,946
Views: 1,479,174
Posted By plodderslusk
"I've always wondered who actually got to drive...

"I've always wondered who actually got to drive home with the women in the car advertisements. And now I know! "

Sometimes it's very obvious that english is a language I learned in school ! LOL
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-08-16, 10:53 AM
Replies: 18,946
Views: 1,479,174
Posted By plodderslusk
Beautiful weather, very warm for this time of the...

Beautiful weather, very warm for this time of the year and a very nice 40 mile ride to my 89 year old mother in law. My wife came with the car and we drove home together. New saddle and stem, both...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-30-16, 03:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,840
Posted By plodderslusk
That is a very nice bicycle !

That is a very nice bicycle !
Forum: Road Cycling 04-20-16, 11:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,042
Posted By plodderslusk
28 GP is not slower according to this test : ...

28 GP is not slower according to this test :
Continental Grand Prix 4000S II 23 25 28 mm Comparison (http://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/specials/conti-gp4000s-ii-23-25-28)
Forum: Road Cycling 04-19-16, 11:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,042
Posted By plodderslusk
Most likely the rear tire will last for only a...

Most likely the rear tire will last for only a few thousand kilometres but the extra speed and suppleness makes it Worth IMO. No punctures so far but I have only had them on for 500 km
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Forum: Road Cycling 04-19-16, 01:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,042
Posted By plodderslusk
I have set up a 1980 Gitane Trophee frame With 28...

I have set up a 1980 Gitane Trophee frame With 28 mm GP 4000 and I just love them. Great on tarmac and wide enough to be used on gravelroads.
Continental Grand Prix 4000S II 23 25 28 mm Comparison...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 04-16-16, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18,946
Views: 1,479,174
Posted By plodderslusk
First longer gravelride of the year today, 50...

First longer gravelride of the year today, 50 miles on snowbare springroads. Nice ride and quite a bit slower than wwhen the gravel is dry. Love my "New" Gitane Trophee With GP 4000 in 28 mm. Faster...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-03-16, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,154
Posted By plodderslusk
Very Nice Bike. Here's some info: 1987 Rocky...

Very Nice Bike. Here's some info:
1987 Rocky Mountain GIRO - Build Thread Started!!! | Retrobike (http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=314436&p=2354767#p2354767)
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-02-16, 01:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 803
Posted By plodderslusk
+1, one big advantage to many of these eighties...

+1, one big advantage to many of these eighties frames is that they can handle 28 mm tires. I,m thrilled with the way my last conversion (Gitane Trophee 1980) rides With 28 mm Gp 4000 and ten speed...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-13-16, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5,438
Views: 911,929
Posted By plodderslusk
Bought this 1996 F1000 on a whim this morning....

Bought this 1996 F1000 on a whim this morning. Partly because it was cheap and partly because I always wanted a Cannondale a long time ago. I fear the innards of the (replacement" Fatty D Super are...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-12-16, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 350,757
Posted By plodderslusk
Another brifter conversion. Gitane Trophee With...

Another brifter conversion. Gitane Trophee With DA EX originally. Now set up With Ultegra and 28mm GP 4000, Rides great....
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