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Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-26-16, 11:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,340
Posted By Dfrost
Seems odd to me that you don't want a non-Brooks...

Seems odd to me that you don't want a non-Brooks saddle because it's not British, but there are plenty of other parts you're using for their functional superiority.

My Gilles Berthoud Aravis...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-25-16, 11:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 738
Posted By Dfrost
+1 for Take-a-Look mirrors. I prefer mine...

+1 for Take-a-Look mirrors.

I prefer mine attached to a tab stuck on the inside of my helmet, and find that I miss it when I'm X-C skiing. It required a little time, maybe a month, to get used to...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-25-16, 07:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 371
Posted By Dfrost
Being familiar with the hills and winds in your...

Being familiar with the hills and winds in your area (I grew up in Denver, worked and biked 11 years in Boulder, until I moved to Seattle in 1989), I'd strongly suggest a triple.

With a triple...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Sales 07-20-16, 12:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 899
Posted By Dfrost
My '79 912 has single front and rear eyelets. Not...

My '79 912 has single front and rear eyelets. Not sure how long that continued. You might look in the Miyata cult thread for photos of later years and other models.

Mine has fenders over 28mm...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-18-16, 12:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 615
Posted By Dfrost
I've been using Compass or the very similar Grand...

I've been using Compass or the very similar Grand Bois tires for about a decade in 26, 28, and 32mm sizes, on a variety of bikes, mostly on a pavement with brief gravel exposures. Obviously I'm very...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Sales 07-14-16, 12:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By Dfrost
jeirvine has this covered for me. Thanks...

jeirvine has this covered for me.

Thanks everyone for your responses and suggestions. Didn't know about those Jagwire pods before, and I'll keep them in mind for the future.
Forum: Classic and Vintage Sales 07-11-16, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By Dfrost
WTB: 7-speed Bar-End Shifters

What the title says.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-11-16, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By Dfrost
Philbob has most of the parts needed correct,...

Philbob has most of the parts needed correct, although I doubt a crankset change would be needed. He didn't mention that the rear wheel dropout spacing may need to be widened to accommodate the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-06-16, 11:55 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 93,227
Posted By Dfrost
Why would the age of the bike create an...

Why would the age of the bike create an extravagance? My '79 912 and '87 Marinoni are both worth what it takes to make them fun, satisfying and beautiful. And polished H+Son TB14 rims make such nice...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-23-16, 12:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 407
Posted By Dfrost
I'm with Wildwood. I've had Reflex, Open4 CD and...

I'm with Wildwood. I've had Reflex, Open4 CD and Open Pro (essentially the same rim, improved over the years), and they've all been strong, round, easy to build, and long lasting. I've also had a set...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-21-16, 05:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,694
Posted By Dfrost
My wife replaced her custom Erickson (frame had...

My wife replaced her custom Erickson (frame had cracked) with this Independent Fabrication custom version of their Gravel Royale. The hydraulic discs were another big reason for the change so braking...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-14-16, 11:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 718
Posted By Dfrost
Fitzroy, Welcome to C&V! That was a great...

Fitzroy,

Welcome to C&V! That was a great question with wonderful bikes to chose between, and you got some excellent responses.

I'm a Miyata lover, and also a triple fan (converted my 912 to a...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-13-16, 04:13 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,798
Posted By Dfrost
We (including my wife's two) are 100% rideable...

We (including my wife's two) are 100% rideable (4/4). In fact, she took out her backup bike for the first time today since getting the Indy Fab last summer. She didn't want to risk the pretty IF...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-13-16, 12:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 655
Posted By Dfrost
I've been highly impressed with my H+Son tb14...

I've been highly impressed with my H+Son tb14 polished rims. They were very easy to build true and round, have double wall grommets, and continue to stay true after over 4000 miles. FWIW, I used...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-13-16, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By Dfrost
Soma Vitesse Tires

Anybody out there in C&V Land have experience with Soma Vitesse tires, either the SL or EX version?

I've been using Grand Bois and Compass tires (mostly in 28 and 32mm sizes) for about ten years,...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 06-10-16, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By Dfrost
Use the "problems" that T-Mar identified as...

Use the "problems" that T-Mar identified as negotiation points, but none of them are even close to show stoppers.

I'm still riding and appreciating the '79 912 that I bought new, now on its third...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-28-16, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By Dfrost
Fietsbob, It's the the sleeve nut that I'm...

Fietsbob,

It's the the sleeve nut that I'm talking about not protruding, and I wasn't worried about my "immense power" - quite the opposite as I suggested, and this is for a crank and chain rings...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-28-16, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By Dfrost
Chain Ring and CR Bolt/Nut Question

I have a new middle chain ring from a Sugino XD set to be used on a different crank, and realized that it lacks counterbores for the chain ring nuts, unlike every other middle ring in my small...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-28-16, 01:22 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 4,707
Posted By Dfrost
DD, Thanks for starting this thread. Besides...

DD,

Thanks for starting this thread. Besides some excellent bike porn, I'm getting useful tips.

I played around with different angles in these shots of my Miyata, and would appreciate opinions...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-28-16, 12:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 315
Posted By Dfrost
I volunteer and teach adult classes at Bike Works...

I volunteer and teach adult classes at Bike Works in Seattle, a non-profit that "builds sustainable communities by educating youth and promoting bicycling". A big chunk of their income results from...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-27-16, 03:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 621
Posted By Dfrost
I love the following mismatch so much that I've...

I love the following mismatch so much that I've used it all my bikes for a decade. Plus I've got spares for the rarer bits. Not as Vintage Cool as DD's' for sure, but these are my every day bikes,...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Sales 05-27-16, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By Dfrost
I have a bunch of Campy Exa-Drive 8-speed cogs...

I have a bunch of Campy Exa-Drive 8-speed cogs including a new 13-26 set, and a couple of used 12T outer cogs (plenty of cog spacers and lock rings). Also have an aftermarket set of Exa-Drive fitting...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Sales 05-23-16, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By Dfrost
Oh man, is this tempting! And it IS my size in...

Oh man, is this tempting! And it IS my size in both ST and TT. Now if I can only convince my wife that there's room and budget for another bike.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-23-16, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By Dfrost
I've been using an Aravis (Ti-framed version of...

I've been using an Aravis (Ti-framed version of the Aspin) for about 2.5 years/6000 miles and LOVE it. That's in comparison with a slotted, Ti-framed B-17 Champion Special (Pro-thick leather +...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Sales 05-23-16, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By Dfrost
Can't edit my original post. (What's going on,...

Can't edit my original post. (What's going on, Moderators? Its only a problem with my original post. Because of the photo BBCode?) So I'll have to use thread replies to provide updates.

SOLD are:...
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