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  1. Thread: Calipers?

    by Dfrost
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    I purchased a variation of these a year ago and...

    I purchased a variation of these a year ago and have been quite pleased so far, and use them for many things besides bike work in my home shop. The switch between metric, inches and fractional inches...
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    +1, and very well-stated, tarwheel. 65 YO...

    +1, and very well-stated, tarwheel.

    65 YO hear, and only three bikes, I raced briefly in the 70's so have an idea what that was like, then lots of sorta fast group rides in the 90's and 00's....
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    6' 0" at 65 YO, down from 6' 1.5", but my 35"...

    6' 0" at 65 YO, down from 6' 1.5", but my 35" inseam hasn't changed, so my 62cm frames still fit, although the cockpit length is reduced with shorter stems and/or shorter reach bars, mounted higher....
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    I use Grand Bois Cerf (28mm) on my most ridden...

    I use Grand Bois Cerf (28mm) on my most ridden bike, the Marinoni; GB Cypres (32mm) on the Rivendell (plenty of miles before the Marinoni arrived); and just using up the last of my old Rolly-Poly's...
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    Comment about Riv Rambouillets: Note the three...

    Comment about Riv Rambouillets: Note the three bikes listed under my avatar, and all are set up for a similar and good fit for me. The Rambouillet doesn't have the same responsive riding feel as the...
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    Centaurious, I'm confused by that request. Do...

    Centaurious,
    I'm confused by that request. Do you want REALLY long chainstays, or just not racer-short stays? And what do you mean by "mid-tail"?

    As others have said, 500mm would be really long....
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    Sitting on the rivets was my complaint with the...

    Sitting on the rivets was my complaint with the Team Pro. Otherwise it's a great shape, stiffness, etc.

    i know the OP said no new saddle, but IMHO, the Gilles Berthoud saddles have all the best...
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    My GB Aravis took about 500 miles to break in. It...

    My GB Aravis took about 500 miles to break in. It was pretty good at the beginning then just kept getting better. At 2700 miles, I can't imagine a more comfortable saddle. I used the GB-specified...
  9. I love, love, love my GB Aravis (Ti-framed...

    I love, love, love my GB Aravis (Ti-framed touring version, about the same width as a Team Pro). It took about 500 or so miles to break in, but it was good (not great, but certainly good) from the...
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    Width of my 28mm GB Cerf is 28.5mm front, 29.5mm...

    Width of my 28mm GB Cerf is 28.5mm front, 29.5mm rear on 23mm wide H+Son TB14 rims, inflated to 75/90 psi after about 1000 mi. Rear was front previously, so about 3000 total miles on tire now on the...
  11. I'd use tires bigger then 25mm if there's...

    I'd use tires bigger then 25mm if there's clearance. There are very nice 28 and 32mm tires out there that are just as fast rolling, and much more comfortable with appropriately lower pressure than...
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    I have a single 700x28mm tan sidewall Pasela PT...

    I have a single 700x28mm tan sidewall Pasela PT Kevlar (folding, 280gm), used once for about 40 miles, that I'll sell for $20+shipping. Decided I prefer the Grand Bois version.
  13. Sounds like you already know about the monster...

    Sounds like you already know about the monster thread on C&V showing vintage bikes with newer shifting systems.

    Several of the bikes in this thread have been upgraded as you suggest:
    ...
  14. Thread: Touring crank

    by Dfrost
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    A mountain bike crank can be used on a road bike...

    A mountain bike crank can be used on a road bike (I've been using Ritchey Logic "mountain bike" triple cranks on road bikes for the last 22 years). But the spindle length difference is appropriate if...
  15. Thread: Touring crank

    by Dfrost
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    Rivendell sells these cranks: Cranks,...

    Rivendell sells these cranks:

    Cranks, Chainrings

    Harris sells many triple cranksets. Both Harris and Rivendell have friendly, helpful people answering the phone, and I'm sure that they would be...
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    I watched and photographed John Howard win an...

    I watched and photographed John Howard win an early version of the Coors Classic one year from a friend's Porsche Targa (it was sure fun to pass the peleton in that!) and it was around that time that...
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    Thanks, FB. I'm certainly aware that most chains...

    Thanks, FB. I'm certainly aware that most chains are not directional, but this "X" chain does have asymmetric shapes on the outer plate surfaces. Your guidelines will help me determine if they matter...
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    "Old school" brake levers (those with the cable...

    "Old school" brake levers (those with the cable coming out the top) have much less mechanical advantage compared to newer levers (cable under bar tape).

    I set up levers on dropped bars such that...
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    That is a lovely bike! I just picked up one of...

    That is a lovely bike!

    I just picked up one of those Sugino AT cranks. What BB length did you use, and what was the resulting chainline and Q Factor?
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    Which Way Up With KMC X Chain

    I have a new KMC X8.99 chain to install on my 8-speed road drivetrain with a Shimano cassette and TA rings. Is there a preferred up-down orientation for these chains? Nothing is mentioned in the...
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    I love my 1987 Marinoni SLX, purchased as a used...

    I love my 1987 Marinoni SLX, purchased as a used frame last year. I sent them an email with the serial number at the time and received a very prompt reply from Simonne (Ms. Marinoni) regarding my...
  22. I've tapped brake attachment nuts (for recessed...

    I've tapped brake attachment nuts (for recessed caliper brakes) with 6mm threads to hold the fender bracket when I want fenders that go on and off quickly without disturbing the brakes. No pics, and...
  23. Selle An-Atomica saddles are similar to Brooks...

    Selle An-Atomica saddles are similar to Brooks but have much longer rails for more setback. Many rave about their comfort. I had one for a while because of the need for more setback, but it didn't...
  24. Hmmm. I've got plenty of rims in the $60-80 range...

    Hmmm. I've got plenty of rims in the $60-80 range that last a VERY long time, like that 20-year old Campagnolo Omega 19 that's stiil doing fine after more than 20,000 miles.

    And as has been...
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    I raced for a few years back in the early 70's in...

    I raced for a few years back in the early 70's in Colorado with a team mostly of work colleagues at Martin-Marietta Aerospace. My office mate was an Olympic hopeful named Jack Janelle, but I was...
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