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Old 10-02-18, 06:43 PM
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Dave Cutter ...

Dave,
When you get healthy again - ride it like you stole it ... Winters' coming ...
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I had got in a 25 mile ride on the CAD2... just before I picked up the snot-virus (I think that's the medical term). And just today chanced another ride. I really like the way that bike performs. I just ordered a Co2 inflator... as that bike will get it's own (always ready) little saddle bag.
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Old 10-02-18, 07:24 PM
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Dave ...

Good news on the recovery ...

The 46-36-26 ring combo is a Climber ...

Late Dude ...
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Old 10-06-18, 02:40 PM
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Gone shopping for a better one then this from my Bianchi Axis. Besides being a bit hefty, it is an open invitation for some scum sucking bike thief to help themselves to my seatpost and saddle.
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Old 10-07-18, 05:15 PM
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tore down the 87 Trek Antelope today



box o parts


bare-ish frame



ready to go on CL
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Plain label Miki built bike. Tange #5 66 cm seat 58 cm top tube fits pretty good. 27.5 pounds as shown.
Parts bin build featuring my new CNC'd aero mount cable stop. Now I can use these 7s bar ends.
A backup ride for when my Trek is getting changes or rainy days.
Fits 700 x 34 actual with no room for fenders.




650 x 38 with lots of room to spare.
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@eom that's a beautiful tall bike! Love the color. Proportions look great!
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Old 10-07-18, 07:13 PM
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I finally finished the 3x11 drivetrain update on our tandem today. It was previously 3x7. I rebuilt the rear wheel with an 11-speed hub using the old spokes and rim. New Deore XT cassette, rear hub, rear derailleur. I think I used a KMC chain. The local bike shops didn't have a tandem rear derailleur cable, so I managed to get the old cable to work. Carol and I took an 8-mile test ride, and it's all a success. It didn't even need any tweaking during or after the ride. Shifting is very reliable. I kept the front derailleur and shifter, as they're already working flawlessly. I had to add a washer under the locknut of the rear axle to get the chain to clear the frame.

I got everything I wanted: closer spaces between gears, a lower bottom, and a higher top. We tried the top gear, and it still doesn't feel very high, and that's the nature of tandems.

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Old 10-08-18, 07:13 AM
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The shame, having to use the MUP 8mm to tighten the NDS crank.
Worn arm from the parts bin or bad workmanship?


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Old 10-08-18, 08:25 PM
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Noglide, I'm not sure if I like that newer XT or not, lol. Probably just needs an adjustment period, to get used to. 😁
I just put on some M750 shifters, missing the gear indicators, but otherwise great condition. I also got a nice M750 long cage RD, not mounted yet, because I need a longer Allen wrench, lol.
I also mounted some excellent condition LX v-brakes, with Avid Speed Dial 5 brake levers. I'm not familiar with these levers, but they're definitely nice. 👍
Anyways, this all went on a 2000 C'dale Silk Path 700. I'll post the catalog pic of the Speed Yellow version, but mine is Atlantic Blue, which is somewhere around the area of aquamarine or celeste. I'll grab better pics of mine soon, and start a thread. 😎
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Old 10-08-18, 11:15 PM
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Working on spooling up enough motivation to make a few build threads of recently completed projects for the viewing enjoyment of others as well as online posterity.

The '81 710, the '91 Cannondale SC2000, maybe another.

Otherwise, we are well into fall/winter project mode with primarily small maintenance items to tend to. Seat post changes and/or saddle adjustments, wheel truing, wheel overhauls (poor Prologue). Perhaps the soon completion of my '15 CAAD10 Disc.

My rain/winter bike ('74 Paramount) was thankfully dialed in before the rain, and is performing flawlessly. What uneventful riding it is when a competent bike is rolling beneath you!
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Old 10-09-18, 04:24 AM
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Old Italvega Gran Rally as found!


Frame after cleaning as much rust as I can get off!


Fork with Campy ends
This bike was left in a field in Moro Bay California . I paid $100 for it with all the Campy bits on it. I figured I would build it up as a "patina" bike! The Campy stuff cleaned up nicely and I am now ready to put it back together. This is too nice of a bike to let die . Columbus Tre Tubi , Campy drop outs , Cinelli saddle , 3ttt Bars and stem, Zues Competition seat post , Universal center pull brakes, and pretty much Campagnolo NR for the rest.

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Old 10-09-18, 07:45 AM
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I have a lot of work still to do....

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Latest is an old crescent Pepita 319... but after stripping it down I noticed the brake bridge is broken. Hopefully I can find someone to repair it here in Jacksonville, because besides that it the frame seems to be in great shape, it’s hand made 531 with nervex lugs, and fits my girlfriend perfectly.
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Old 10-09-18, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by stardognine View Post
Noglide, I'm not sure if I like that newer XT or not, lol. Probably just needs an adjustment period, to get used to. 😁
You mean the look? Yeah it looks a little department-store-like, but it works like a champ. However, I'm not pleased with the shifter. First, it took a while to figure out how to change the cable. There is a screw that acts like a door. It's made of plastic, and when I tighten it, it never stops spinning, as if I've already done damage to it or the threads in the shifter. They managed to make a mechanism that works really well when new, but I'm skeptical about the long term durability.

Why did you change your brakes?
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Old 10-09-18, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
You mean the look?

Why did you change your brakes?
Yeah, it's like they keep changing their minds about it or something. 🙄😁
This was pretty much a rolling & rideable frame, when I bought it. The brakes & drivetrain were probably the cheapest available to buy, lol, good enough for a flipper, I guess.
But the wheels are Alex rims on Specialized hubs, with a nice anodized finish. I'm not sure yet, but I strongly suspect these are sealed cartridge bearings. They are sa-mooth. 😁 I have a 700x38 tire on the back, with a little room left, so will probably splurge on fenders later.
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Old 10-10-18, 05:54 PM
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'Installed a new Brooks Swift Titanium saddle on my Tommasini Racing this morning and put about 40 miles on it. I find these saddles (I have two others) to be super comfy once broken in, but a veritable ass axe for the first few hundred miles. This one replaced a Sella Italia Flite that weighed ~175 grams less, but always became a pain in the butt after ~35 miles.

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Old 10-11-18, 08:25 AM
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I have a lot of work still to do....

Full picture please! What have we got here!
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Just started working on this Jeunet 620. It think it is a 1975, not sure though. Just got the frame all cleaned up and touched up the paint. This will be a winter build.


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Picked up a 44T 165mm Gazelle crank today.
Not sure which one I'm going to use since I also have a 48T 170mm crank with busted chrome.
Maybe I'll go back to my original idea and design a 50.4mm chainring based on this one.


Also...


Cleaned and painted a Titan Luxe stem
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Something different. Finished this Redline Rocky Top today.
Turned it from this:

IMG_4348 by 2cam16, on Flickr

To this:

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It was fun polishing all that chrome. I came with MKS pedals too.
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Old 10-13-18, 09:00 PM
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As I mentioned last weekend, I got the new rear derailleur and cassette and shifter working on our tandem. We took a real ride on it today. The system works like a champ. Best derailleur action I have ever used. I'm impressed. I'm not so sure it will be durable, as the shifter is made with lots of plastic. But we will see.

I also turned the captain's seatpost around, since the saddle is too far back, by a lot. This put the nose of the saddle too high, but I tolerated it to see if the better position helps. It helps a lot. I just ordered a straight seatpost. I'll use an old fashioned seat clamp, and I'll put in front of the seatpost rather than behind it. I've never had a problem using one of those old seat clamps.

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Gonna build this up SS to start, with a long-term plan of rebuilding the original wheels and going 5-speed for dedicated commuter/general mayhem/urban runabout duty.
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Volunteered at the coop today and found a roached cyclone11 derailleur. It still had the clamping bolt for the cable, which I needed for one I have. Putting it in place takes some finageling but all is well that ends well.
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Velo de Ville Evolution

About a year and a half ago, I picked up this Peugeot PFN-10 for only $35. It had been sitting in this lady's garage ever since she broke-up with her ex. It popped up on CL and I answered the ad within 20 minutes on a Saturday morning. When I got to her house, the U-Haul was parked out front and guys were loading it with stuff in boxes. I paid her asking price and brought it home. After a couple hours in my shop, I took it out for a ride:



It went through a couple iterations with the stock wheels and 105 drivetrain. I even mounted a cool chainguard on it for awhile:



But this year, late in our riding season, I came across a few parts bargains that made it possible to take this bike I call "Velo de Ville" to the next level. Off came the tired old stock wheels and rear derailleur, and on went some cool new wheels with Ultegra hubs and a 9-speed Deore setup shifted by a Micro-Shift thumb lever. The old rack never did fit quite right, so I installed a lightweight skinny rack more suitable for this build. I swapped the well-worn old brown Brooks Professional for a new one in black, and did a few other aesthetic adjustments. Then I rode it to work on Friday, and down the big hill into the West Side of Saint Paul on Saturday:


That big Deore long-cage RD looks almost ungainly on this former lightweight road-racer, but the smooth shifting and close ratios, not to mention the wider range, make it a worthwhile addition.


Although by no means "pretty", when you consider her primary mission of fast commuter, I think she looks the business. That handlebar tape has got to go, though. I have an elegant solution on the way.


Just a couple more tweaks here and there, and I think I can call her finished... for now. And she is an absolute joy to ride.

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Finished this for my son... Valentino front wasn’t working with the modern crank, so went with Suntour.
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