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Old 03-18-20, 03:15 PM
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The C&V Antiviral Thread

If you're tired of hearing about it, tired of the politics, the redundant news stories, etc, then come here and post about what you did C&V today without mentioning the virus!

I rode 25 miles today on this bike, and had an absolute blast. Went from 23.6 pounds to 21.6 with the upgrades. Downtube shifters on a 3x9 is awesome! Ask me about it. Tell me your own story about today. Show me the pics.


So, whaddya got?
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In between bouts of studying I took a walk - yup, a walk - on my local MUP for an hour or so. Nice weather - I wore shorts!

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Took my Bianchi out this morning well before the rain was supposed to start. . . and of course got rained on. Still a nice ride though. Sorry no pictures.
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Since I was off work I spent time in my shop polishing some "Racers"

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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
In between bouts of studying I took a walk - yup, a walk - on my local MUP for an hour or so. Nice weather - I wore shorts!

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The MUP behind my house had a lot of people on it when my wife and I went for a walk this afternoon. Since I'm usually at work at this time, I asked Juliana if this was normal. She said no, but it was a nice day, clear, 60, plus kids are all home. Lots of older people out walking as well.

I did not see any large teddy bears, however.
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
The MUP behind my house had a lot of people on it when my wife and I went for a walk this afternoon. Since I'm usually at work at this time, I asked Juliana if this was normal. She said no, but it was a nice day, clear, 60, plus kids are all home. Lots of older people out walking as well.

I did not see any large teddy bears, however.
Thats OK, he looked down in the dumps anyway. Lots more walkers around my town too.
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I spent some time going around in circles about ordering spokes. I have a wheelset I am building. I got some 6400 hubs and some shiny new rims. I went to EDD and got the spoke length calculations about a week ago. I went to Dan's Comp, but they only have one spoke listed. More research on the web reveals that they got bought out. You need to call and order over the phone. So, I call yesterday. The person tells me they only carry that one spoke. I wanted Sapim Race like I got before. Now what do I do? Today I spent time reading up on Wheelsmith and DT and cruising various sites checking prices. When did ordering stuff become so difficult? Hopefully by the weekend I will have some type of spokes ordered for the build. Maybe, maybe not. Uuuugggghh!
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I ordered some silver to braze 3 cable guides onto a frame.
Cant find my current stuff- the house gremlins stole it, so I had to buy more.

Not the cheapest metal either.

No riding, it stormed all thru the night and morning.
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I spent some time going around in circles about ordering spokes. I have a wheelset I am building. I got some 6400 hubs and some shiny new rims. I went to EDD and got the spoke length calculations about a week ago. I went to Dan's Comp, but they only have one spoke listed. More research on the web reveals that they got bought out. You need to call and order over the phone. So, I call yesterday. The person tells me they only carry that one spoke. I wanted Sapim Race like I got before. Now what do I do? Today I spent time reading up on Wheelsmith and DT and cruising various sites checking prices. When did ordering stuff become so difficult? Hopefully by the weekend I will have some type of spokes ordered for the build. Maybe, maybe not. Uuuugggghh!
Spokes aren't cheap and available like they used to be. I have to pair hubs and rims based on what size spokes are available and affordable
I rode into town twice today. Tomorrow I hope to get out on the road. I said this yesterday too
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It was raining here. I'll try tomorrow but more rain in the forecast.
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Worked from home all day and then went to the workshop in the evening to do some work on the new project. Sanded out a 50s Pivo 25.0 stem to take a 25.4 handlebar. And did some associated component cleaning and rust treatment.

Anybody have any experience setting up a Le Cyclo rear derailleur?
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Did the Cambridge reservoir loop with an out-and-back spur to Walden pond with my buddy Cycles René Hubris co-founder and Cambridge Vitus Club charter member Kevin, on our Vitus 979s. Waaay too fast a ride. Passed some expensive carbon on my $200 antique, which is always fun. I'm so beat, but thanks to the BioPace rings I just put on and my warmup routine of Bulgarian split squats, my knees don't hurt. Unfortunately, Kevin still trounced me on pretty much every climb. Sometimes it's just not my day to be fastest. The roads were enjoyably vacant and I, too, wore shorts.

I did this a while ago, to the peeling and illegible Vitus decal, because I do HIV research. Different virus.


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Originally Posted by TenGrainBread View Post
Anybody have any experience setting up a Le Cyclo rear derailleur?
Yes. I've even made reproduction cables for them. What do you want to know?
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Did the Cambridge reservoir loop with an out-and-back spur to Walden pond with my buddy Cycles René Hubris co-founder and Cambridge Vitus Club charter member Kevin, on our Vitus 979s. Waaay too fast a ride. Passed some expensive carbon on my $200 antique, which is always fun. I'm so beat, but thanks to the BioPace rings I just put on and my warmup routine of Bulgarian split squats, my knees don't hurt. Unfortunately, Kevin still trounced me on pretty much every climb. Sometimes it's just not my day to be fastest. The roads were enjoyably vacant and I, too, wore shorts.

I did this a while ago, to the peeling and illegible Vitus decal, because I do HIV research. Different virus.

Love it! And the Topeak? logo could almost pass for a Hazmat symbol.
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Yes. I've even made reproduction cables for them. What do you want to know?
Just bought a bike that has one, but the PO cut the cable and took the derailleur off before shipping. So I'm looking for some good setup instructions and instructions for reproducing the cable. I have the old cut cable with the nipple, at least.

The Classic Lightweights site has some instructions but they're not very detailed.
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I scored a pair of campy aero pedals and now I am trying to make a set of toe clips for them. I am thinking I can just take traditional toe clips straighten the mounting flange, grind to the correct profile and drill some slots. It should make for a good afternoon and some bloody fingers.
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I took a two mile walk up and down the roads and cul-de-sacs in our neighborhood including the 2 steep inclines and descents. This is helping to rehab my left leg from my back and left sciatic injury of 5 weeks ago. I hadn’t ridden these hills so not sure how well I’d do on them. But hopefully when I’m better, I’ll find out.

also had my bike overhauled by the LBS and on Friday I’ll pick it up and also get a new fitting to see if my own fitting was far off.

then after taxes are done, I’ll start cycling again and building up a couple of frames.
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I spent some time going around in circles about ordering spokes. I have a wheelset I am building. I got some 6400 hubs and some shiny new rims. I went to EDD and got the spoke length calculations about a week ago. I went to Dan's Comp, but they only have one spoke listed. More research on the web reveals that they got bought out. You need to call and order over the phone. So, I call yesterday. The person tells me they only carry that one spoke. I wanted Sapim Race like I got before. Now what do I do? Today I spent time reading up on Wheelsmith and DT and cruising various sites checking prices. When did ordering stuff become so difficult? Hopefully by the weekend I will have some type of spokes ordered for the build. Maybe, maybe not. Uuuugggghh!
Hey Patrick,

I most often buy from a seller yojimbogarage on eBay. He’ll cut to your length and Wheelsmith DB14’s are usually around $1 each. I’m sometimes able to find cheaper than that but it’s hit or miss on availability. If you’re thinking of a straight gauge spoke, drop me a line with length. I have a bunch. I’ve been thinking about a wheel build because I find it pretty relaxing.
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I spent some time going around in circles about ordering spokes. I have a wheelset I am building. I got some 6400 hubs and some shiny new rims. I went to EDD and got the spoke length calculations about a week ago. I went to Dan's Comp, but they only have one spoke listed. More research on the web reveals that they got bought out. You need to call and order over the phone. So, I call yesterday. The person tells me they only carry that one spoke. I wanted Sapim Race like I got before. Now what do I do? Today I spent time reading up on Wheelsmith and DT and cruising various sites checking prices. When did ordering stuff become so difficult? Hopefully by the weekend I will have some type of spokes ordered for the build. Maybe, maybe not. Uuuugggghh!
Have you tried this shop?
https://www.retro-gression.com/produ...im-race-spokes
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Hey Patrick,

I most often buy from a seller yojimbogarage on eBay. He’ll cut to your length and Wheelsmith DB14’s are usually around $1 each. I’m sometimes able to find cheaper than that but it’s hit or miss on availability. If you’re thinking of a straight gauge spoke, drop me a line with length. I have a bunch. I’ve been thinking about a wheel build because I find it pretty relaxing.
That's what's great about the C & V forum. Ask and you will receive. The spokes will be DB14s, so I will give him a call. I also find wheel building/bike tinkering to be therapeutic. The only procedure that's not is setting up barcons/derailleurs by yourself. You really need 3 hands or another person.
Speaking of wheelsets, there is a Campy Athena(I think)-Ambrosia/Regina wheelset on my CL at the moment. Price looks a little steep for the current state of the market. If the price drops enough to interest you, contact me and I will pick them up.
Thanks for the info.

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Would you believe the spokes are for a set of rims I purchased from them a week or two ago? If I had known that Dan's Comp was no longer the chosen one, I would have ordered spokes as well. Here is a photo I posted in another thread with the rims, hubs and bar tape for the build.

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