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    Thanks! I've never actually been on a bicycle...

    Thanks! I've never actually been on a bicycle tour - but touring bikes are great for running errands in town, which is how we get our cycling in.

    Come to think of it, I just might have chosen one...
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    Here's the poor boy's (or girl's) kiddie Riv - a...

    Here's the poor boy's (or girl's) kiddie Riv - a cheapie from Sears' Free Spirit brand from the late '80s, complete with steel rims and cranks and the Falcon friction shifters you can still get new. ...
  3. I see, so the worry about a seat tube would be...

    I see, so the worry about a seat tube would be related to a tendency to use a small-diameter seat post. Cutting down a post of a common size, say 25.4mm, 26.4mm, 27.2mm, whatever, makes fine sense...
  4. Maybe I'm not envisioning something correctly...

    Maybe I'm not envisioning something correctly from never having built a frame, but how is a 12" or 15" seat tube that different from a 21" or 25" seat tube? Unless of course it's made of butted...
  5. Good info there, thanks! I was thinking of mild...

    Good info there, thanks! I was thinking of mild steel for the main tubes, but I notice the 4130 pages have a much larger selection of diameters and wall thicknesses in diameters such as 1.125". I...
  6. Cutting down adult lugged frames to kid size?

    Is this something that people do or have done with, say, a damaged or unwanted adult frame with lugs and straight-gauge tubing? (Assuming a useful and comfortable kid frame could be produced with...
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    ::bump:: Ancient thread resurrection!!! ...

    ::bump:: Ancient thread resurrection!!!


    Does anyone know much about this bike, like when it was built and who sold it? So far the only connection I've found online was an adult city/MTB hybrid...
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    I would be very interested to know how its ride...

    I would be very interested to know how its ride compares to an Atlantis - or more likely in my mind, a Sam Hillborne.

    Nice build, looks a lot like my bike.


    Reminds me, I'm not sure I have...
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    That looks pretty nice! I've not bothered with...

    That looks pretty nice! I've not bothered with nicer seatposts, but I do find the multi-piece clamps to be a nuisance. It'll be interesting to hear what you think of the Microshift trigger(?)...
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    Thumbshifters were actually my first idea. I...

    Thumbshifters were actually my first idea. I think I'd like this sort of arrangement since recent experiments with shifters on top of the bar have been kind of annoying, but I wasn't able to make...
  11. Yours actually do friction mode well? My...

    Yours actually do friction mode well? My Accushift thumbshifters have nice indexing in "7" mode and kind of soft indexing in "F" mode. Mine are XC-LTD, so possibly one of their other models had a...
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    Update: I may have found a respectable solution...

    Update: I may have found a respectable solution to the added-quill funkiness. Suntour ratchet Powershifters on a modified Huret downtube mount that happens to fit the Stem Raiser pretty nicely. No...
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    That one looks rather nice! I'd only previously...

    That one looks rather nice! I'd only previously been aware of the ones that attach to the handlebar the bottom appears designed to drag back and forth across the head tube. Though, now I have to...
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    It does look pretty daffy, doesn't it? A better...

    It does look pretty daffy, doesn't it? A better solution along these lines might be to cut up a disused quill stem to make just a stubby little shifter adapter that sticks up no farther than the top...
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    http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmen...

    http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=380344&stc=1&d=1400082698

    Now, what is going on here? Looks weird, right?

    So yesterday I received the Delta Stem Raiser Pro (advertised to...
  16. This is interesting. I tried mocking up the...

    This is interesting. I tried mocking up the above setup with some old XC-LTD thumbshifters and the brake levers I have, and discovered that when the shifters are turned into the most convenient...
  17. That'd be nifty if it works out. I have some...

    That'd be nifty if it works out. I have some 1991 XC-LTD Accushift thumbshifters, and the rear shifter has two modes, "7" and "F". Its "friction" setting ... isn't, really. Maybe it was intended...
  18. With any sort of multiposition bar, I've found it...

    With any sort of multiposition bar, I've found it hard to get a comfortable thumbshifter mounting position where the levers aren't poking my hands, which is why I've gravitated toward barcons, since...
  19. I too had considered the advantages of having an...

    I too had considered the advantages of having an extra set of extremely-nice shift levers .... :)



    Good info there!

    I'm planning to switch my (relatively new) tandem from the very nice Bosco...
  20. Vintage Power-ratchet thumbshifters vs. downtube shifters on thumb mounts?

    Wondering if anyone has input on the ergonomic aspects of this comparison.

    I have these Suntour ratching downtube shifters mounted on bar-end pods:
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    Neat info. It's a good bike, even if I haven't...

    Neat info. It's a good bike, even if I haven't gotten quite the use out of it I'd hoped. I may have mentioned early on that this bike also came with grip shifts, but I hate grip shifts, so they...
  22. True, true. The question is more just a...

    True, true.

    The question is more just a "what are the differences" question, since the Longboards are obviously an excellent (probably the best) option but the Commuter IIs are quite a bit...
  23. SKS fenders: Longboard vs. Chromoplastic vs. "Commuter 2" (or Bluemel?)

    Just a quick question someone might be able to help with.

    The Longboards, if I understand correctly, are basically Chromoplastics that come with the fancy long mudflaps already installed for a few...
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    The Crazy bar reminds me of the parts I enjoyed...

    The Crazy bar reminds me of the parts I enjoyed about playing with a time-trialish bar in the past, with the benefit of a hand position I should be able to actually reach whilst going slow and...
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    What do you think of that Crazy handlebar? It...

    What do you think of that Crazy handlebar? It looks to me like it just might make sense - for a lot of riding, really. I literally just this minute discovered they're offering one for sale already...
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