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The Spanish Inquisition Thread -- Confess!

Old 07-11-20, 01:36 AM
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You call that a knife!!!

Originally Posted by Andy_K
I'll start small. I have a bike with a Campagnolo crankset and a SunTour front derailleur.

Andy_K You call that a transgression?

Suntour FD on my mostly French touring bike... They handle triples well.



'83 Frankenag Super: Stronglight 105 cranks, Shimano Crane RD, Dia-Compe Gran Compe brakes, Suntour shift levers, Campy FD, hubs and seatpost bolt.



Hide the kids, cover your eyes... Colnago Technos with a 1987 Shimano Deore XT MTB gruppo...



Originally Posted by Last ride 76
Ok, especially after I razzed Andy this morning... My shame shame, on full display. This is a Super Record, Gt cut out BB, bought without the fork. My solution?

A carbon fork... With blue masking tape, no less.
A proper all Campy Gios frankenbike.



One of my all time favorite riding and handling bikes - my 1984 Gitane Super Corsa. I built up from a bare frame with parts I had on hand. The Simplex SX-610 RD index shifts a Shimano 8 speed cassette very well with Sachs Rival levers thank you.



Last but not least, my 1975 "all Campy" Raleigh Pro. The frame arrived one Saturday back 2007. I was in a hurry to build it up that evening and take it out for a spin on Sunday morning. Didn't have a Campy BB handy so I threw in a Stronglight crank. Haven't gotten around to changing it.



Oh, and one more transgression, all of my cassette hubs except for one are Shimanos - no matter what the front hubs are. Campy, Maillard, Suntour front, Shimano rear....

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Originally Posted by cudak888
I happen to like both...

...so get out of this thread until you have better blasphemy to bring us, you poseur.
Originally Posted by verktyg
Andy_K You call that a transgression?
I thought I was a heretic, but I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a rougher pebble or a uglier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of heresy lay all undiscovered before me.



Would it help if I brought my non-aero shifters into the thread?



What about my Campagnolo non-aero shifters?



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Originally Posted by merziac
I'm not confessing to nuthin, I did it I tell ya, on purpose cuz I wanted to.
So you think you are strong because you can survive the soft cushions. Well, we shall see. Biggles! Put him in the Comfy Chair!

Now -- you will stay in the Comfy Chair until lunch time, with only a cup of coffee at eleven.

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Originally Posted by Andy_K
Honestly, I love the comments about people feeling guilty and switching things back to the pure path. You wouldn't know it from many of my bikes, but I actually feel this way myself about a lot of my component choices. There are just some choices I'm brazen about. For instance, a triple crankset on a KoM bike:

That reminds me of a Dr Seuss book about spots, I can't recall the name.
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I currently have more frames than parts. So.... I had an issue where my Lotus Classique cranks kept working loose. I read many threads where the square taper and or crank were permanently damaged if rode for longer than X miles while loose. Meanwhile, while trying to make some adjustments to my Miyata 912 I realized I had a frozen stem, likely that way since I picked it up. I also was a little tired of the look, so my more attractive, best conditioned frame Lotus got a 'new' set of 600 cranks. They haven't budged since I put them on. I wish more manufacturers would have had that crank bolt/integrated puller design, so much easier than grabbing a second tool. When I went to put clipless pedals on my Univega Gran Premio, I found the previous owner may have cross threaded one of the pedals on... Now that bike has my Miyata 1000 cranks. Then I broke a spoke on that bike. Interim fix, Gran Premio now has 1000 wheels, which had been a modern upgrade to that bike. For the remainder of summer Lotus and Univega are my favorite bikes I want to keep going, but really want the 1000 running again eventually, not sure about the 912.
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Spotted Bike

Originally Posted by gear64
That reminds me of a Dr Seuss book about spots, I can't recall the name.
Work in progress... Early 90's Bertin frame. I believe that this was a factory paint job???



I've named it after a traditional British dessert pudding made with suet and dried fruit. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spotted_dick

Getting back to the original Spanish theme of this thread.... Tomás de Torquemada first Grand Inquisitor:



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Confession pics.
Wrong brake pads
2008-06-01 08.43.29, on Flickr

Spash tape, pump, IRD rear block, and pedals
B_Y_DS , on Flickr

Campagnolo bottle - only Campagnolo part on this bike is the head set
P1020207, on Flickr

DA hubs and rear block. Work in progress for complete transformation.
CConversion95, on Flickr

Tossed salad of 10+ speed Record parts from different time periods, none of which align with the frame time, or is that time frame? KMC chain, Zipp brake blocks and American Classic post. Redemption through Campagnolo cable set?
P1030590 , on Flickr

Most components are 10 yrs older than the frame.
1983 Trek 610 60 cm (24&quot , on Flickr

Suntour Superbe Pro on Pinarello
Pinarello Veneto, on Flickr
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Originally Posted by verktyg
Torquemada first Grand Inquisitor:
Torquemada; do not employ him for components
Torquemada; do not beg him for framesets
Torquemada; do not ask him for Merciers
Let's face it, you can't Torquemada anything!

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Seems like a really terrible user interface. I thought the auto-complete was a nice feature. I had no idea it circumvented notification.
Whaaaaaaa? I've been doin' it wrong? A test: Andy_K Let me know if you get notificationzione.
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Originally Posted by gear64
That reminds me of a Dr Seuss book about spots, I can't recall the name.
The Sneetches?

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Oh, almost forgot about this Phillips monstrosity. The CL buyer described it as "cute."

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Originally Posted by nlerner
Oh, almost forgot about this Phillips monstrosity. The CL buyer described it as "cute."

PhillipsManhattan1.jpg
Cute? Like an angler fish is "cute" Interesting bits, sure... but cute?

(This was the "cutest" real Angler Fish photo I could find. Seriously.)
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Originally Posted by gugie
The Sneetches?
Incorrect. Put Me in the Zoo

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Originally Posted by gugie
Whaaaaaaa? I've been doin' it wrong? A test: Andy_K Let me know if you get notificationzione.
I did not.
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Well, I wasn't expecting the Spanish Inquisition.
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Originally Posted by verktyg
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The purple Technos is a bit de trop, but any frame after SR went out, is no longer a "Comfy Chair" level issue with me, just an issue of asthetic differences...


With this one weeny-teeny exception:...

"Oh, and one more transgression, all of my cassette hubs except for one are Shimanos - no matter what the front hubs are. Campy, Maillard, Suntour front, Shimano rear...."
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You thought you would just sneak that in at the end, did you?


I don't even understand, it seems like more work, not less, unless it's because it makes it easier to swap wheels around? Chas, I know there must be a reason, beyond sheer perversity, (not that there's anything wrong with it), but I can't figure it out.

Cheers, Eric

Here's my last, (for the time being) Going out with a bang...



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Mercy!

Originally Posted by cudak888
Torquemada; do not employ him for components
Torquemada; do not beg him for framesets
Torquemada; do not ask him for Merciers
Let's face it, you can't Torquemada anything!

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"Torquemada; do not ask him for Merciers".... Mercians either!

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I put an FSA Vero compact 9 speed crank on my 89 Specialized Allez with 7 speed Suntour GPX drive train... hey I am old and live in a hilly neighborhood. Ok Ok Comfy chair it is, Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!

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Originally Posted by dmark
Well, I wasn't expecting the Spanish Inquisition.

I can't believe that took four pages.
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Originally Posted by Last ride 76
I don't even understand, it seems like more work, not less, unless it's because it makes it easier to swap wheels around? Chas, I know there must be a reason, beyond sheer perversity, (not that there's anything wrong with it), but I can't figure it out.
I've done that, though not on every bike, and I can't bring myself to use mismatched hubs. The reason is that you can get a brand new, high quality Shimano rear hub for under $35. It makes the indexing more complicated with Campagnolo components, but there are several different ways to make it work.


Originally Posted by Last ride 76
Here's my last, (for the time being) Going out with a bang...



A racehorse between the shafts...
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Originally Posted by ryansu
I put an FSA Vero compact 9 speed crank on my 89 Specialized Allez with 7 speed Suntour GPX drive train...
The biggest heresy here is that you used a compact double instead of a triple.

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Alright. You want a confession? I've got a confession.

I rode my Gios today and didn't wear my Brooklyn jersey.
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Egad. This is the most painful thread in living memory.

Where are the damn multi-quotes?

Andy, I used to be a moderator here. I was a peacekeeper above all else, but dang!... The Spanish Prime Minister denounces you and St Alberto is shaking his head while completing his dinner of beef stew. You could have avoided all this by posting photos of an Orbea. Completely lost my train of thought due to rampant wrongness. Shame be upon so many houses.
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I like the look of dropped seat stays, and if I ever bought a new bike, it'd be something like a Tarmac because I think they're the one "new" frame feature that actually looks cool.
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Originally Posted by nlerner
Oh, almost forgot about this Phillips monstrosity. The CL buyer described it as "cute."

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...I have a matched pair of wheels anodized in that purple color. I took them off a perfectly good team livery Bottecchia, on which someone thought they made a nice accent touch. I had been meaning to try to sell them on the local CL, to some hipster with more courage than me. Here is what the Bottecchia paint looks like (not mine). I guess that screaming neon safety yellow and purple paint job wasn't loud enough already.
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