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Old 07-11-20, 07:50 PM
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mismatched anodized wheels are totally valid for bikes with fade/"split" paint jobs, because I have awful taste


oh yeah, and matching anodized wheels are good for bikes with plain white/silver/black paint, just to make it pop
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Originally Posted by USAZorro
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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Originally Posted by Andy_K
The biggest heresy here is that you used a compact double instead of a triple.

I have 2 nice vintage tourers with triples -this is the go "fast" bike
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Originally Posted by Andy_K
Alright. You want a confession? I've got a confession.

I rode my Gios today and didn't wear my Brooklyn jersey.
Back when I had a Bianchi, I didn't wear a Mercatone Uno jersey, and instead wore Motorola/Eddy Merckx. The mind boggles
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Originally Posted by ryansu
I have 2 nice vintage tourers with triples -this is the go "fast" bike
I've got one bike with a compact double. It's more like the "be frustrated" bike for me. Technically, both my cyclocross bikes have compact doubles too, but 46-34 is a much more user friendly combination. I really have a grudge against 50-34. It's like I'm always in the wrong gear.
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Originally Posted by Andy_K
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.




You should have seen it with the adams trail-a-bike, or the two wheeled covered carrier (I used it for grocery shopping) If I find pics, I'll post them...Moowaahaahaa.
Using the Gios as a beast of burden seemed so unremarkable to me at that point in my life, I didn't even think to remove the hitch for the photo. History. If needs drive me to actions like those, I will at least have my battered but rescued Aegis or maybe even a touring bike by then, to use.
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Originally Posted by Andy_K
I've got one bike with a compact double. It's more like the "be frustrated" bike for me. Technically, both my cyclocross bikes have compact doubles too, but 46-34 is a much more user friendly combination. I really have a grudge against 50-34. It's like I'm always in the wrong gear.
I despise 50-34. The transition from 15ish to 17mph is about 20 shifts.
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The Sneetches?

I guess not actually Dr Seuss.

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A device so scandalous it is truly blasphemous, with a secret incantation frames will bend to your will. no frame is safe from its powers...





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Originally Posted by nlerner
Oh, almost forgot about this Phillips monstrosity. The CL buyer described it as "cute."
Double points for the "Manhattan" moniker...the splotchy paint on that thing certainly made it look like a jacked bike out of Manhattan.



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Originally Posted by Nemosengineer
A device so scandalous it is truly blasphemous, with a secret incantation frames will bend to your will. no frame is safe from its powers...





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Oooh! Is that a combo cold-setter for rear triangle spacike and dropout bender to re-parallel the dropouts?

I've been dreaming of one.

​​​Do you anchor it to boards gripping the headtube and downtube, to ensure centering?

Blasphemy! Bless me father, for I am sorely tempted.
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Originally Posted by Nemosengineer
A device so scandalous it is truly blasphemous, with a secret incantation frames will bend to your will. no frame is safe from its powers...





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Whoa. Torrington bearings!!
That is the most over-engineered frame spreader I have ever seen. Most of the time I just use a length of 2x4, but once I used a cut section of banister, complete with a wood screw at the end (for zombies). If I'm committing real blasphemy and spreading a Vitus 979, I do it completely by hand. Quality tubing though sometimes requires a scissor jack!
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Originally Posted by tgot
Oooh! Is that a combo cold-setter for rear triangle spacike and dropout bender to re-parallel the dropouts?

I've been dreaming of one.

​​​Do you anchor it to boards gripping the headtube and downtube, to ensure centering?

Blasphemy! Bless me father, for I am sorely tempted.

Let me say there are many ways to skin a cat, this is only how I do it. I use the spreader along with a Park FFS-2 frame/fork straightening tool and a Park ***-2 frame alignment gage as I have never had a frame spread symmetrically, usually out 1 to 3mm's out. Fine tuning with these tools is a piece of cake, this way I don't have to put a lot of stress on the front triangle. after any spread dropout and derailleur alignment is a must. Verify the frame is straight before you start, take your time and check your progress often, I started out spreading my own frames and now I'm spreading frames for friends, I have done over 10 in the last 4 years.
I also thread in steel bottom bracket cups and install a seatpost before I start to spread as this takes some of the flexibility out of that structure and reduces the loads the other tubes are seeing.









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Originally Posted by scarlson
Whoa. Torrington bearings!!
That is the most over-engineered frame spreader I have ever seen. Most of the time I just use a length of 2x4, but once I used a cut section of banister, complete with a wood screw at the end (for zombies). If I'm committing real blasphemy and spreading a Vitus 979, I do it completely by hand. Quality tubing though sometimes requires a scissor jack!
Over-engineered is a good word for it, that's a photo of version 3, the Torrington bearings add a lot of "feel" to the tool and the spherical washers reduce the amount of bending the tool sees when you use it, the thumb and wing nuts on the outer ends of the tool allow you to "save" your last adjustment point and to control the stop point so you don't over spread, this speeds the process up and reduces error.
Version 4 will get big steel wing nuts and a handle for the center nut, so no wrenches required!!! Lets call that thing a prototype.

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Originally Posted by SJX426
DA hubs and rear block. Work in progress for complete transformation.
I can live with Dura-Ace, but Brooks saddles on Italian frames should be the subject of a federal investigation.
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Brooks Pro on my

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I can live with Dura-Ace, but Brooks saddles on Italian frames should be the subject of a federal investigation.
You mean like this:




... or this:




... or this?



NOLO CONTENDERE....

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Great Minds Think Alike

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Older tools - I've had some of these since the 1970's...





One tool that's missing from your collection - the Campagnolo # 1 Frame Alignment Tool....

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Originally Posted by verktyg
Older tools - I've had some of these since the 1970's...





One tool that's missing from your collection - the Campagnolo # 1 Frame Alignment Tool....

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That's certainly not a Campagnolo tool. It has been relabeled. It originally said "schwinn approved".
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Originally Posted by P!N20
I can live with Dura-Ace, but Brooks saddles on Italian frames should be the subject of a federal investigation.
Well they can investigate this recent event too
P1030593, on Flickr

It an issue of individual freedom!
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You people need to get a bigger hammer.

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Schwinn Approved "Maul"

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That's certainly not a Campagnolo tool. It has been relabeled. It originally said "schwinn approved".
Schwinn Approved tool, showing lots of "hammersmith" use!



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Can't get much worse than that !!

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I'm not confessing to nuthin, I did it I tell ya, on purpose cuz I wanted to.

Plain chrome steel seatpost with oldschool Brooks clamp, still hasn't slipped a bit.

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Many moons ago, my girlfriend wanted to try the "citizen" class bike race. I took her clunker Ross, and managed to fit tubulars on it, and got the brake pads to reach. Maybe it only weighed 30 lbs then.
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I am disappointed. Where's the Spanish Inquisition? Around 8 years ago I made 2 Spanish Inquisition costumes to wear on the tandem at a Cincinnati Halloween ride. Bruce refused to wear the hat.
Franklin Frames is prepping my Terry Solstice hybrid to turn it into a road bike with 105 components. Not only is this excessively expensive for a very short bike, but it should disturb hybrid and classic bicycle purists. And my husband and I turned 4 tiny Hotrocks into zoo bombers with V brakes. (Got to take one to the LBS today and get a front brake to match the back on the 24" Hotrock.)
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I am disappointed. Where's the Spanish Inquisition?
I hear you. Lots of heretics, not enough inquisitors.

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