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Old 04-13-21, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
I think this seals the deal that I’ll need to ride my orange bike on something someone might be planning later this year.
Orange is faster, fact.
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Just realized I have a side by side pic of the forks (old and new) before I swapped them out.

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I think @Andy_K must've photoshopped the pic...
Just skillful picture composition. Standing next to Mt. Hood makes you look smaller.
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Old 04-13-21, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
Just realized I have a side by side pic of the forks (old and new) before I swapped them out.

Needs more braze-ons. Should've been more like this:


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Needs more braze-ons. Should've been more like this:


That's downright kinky.
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Yeah next time we ride together I’m prepared for Gugie to have a boom box bolted to that thing.
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Yeah next time we ride together Im prepared for Gugie to have a boom box bolted to that thing.
or just bouncing in the milk crate
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Old 04-13-21, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
Just realized I have a side by side pic of the forks (old and new) before I swapped them out.

steam punk vibe....maybe more visible brass
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Old 04-13-21, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs View Post
Yeah next time we ride together Im prepared for Gugie to have a boom box bolted to that thing.
Id settle for a growler full of beer.
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Old 04-13-21, 06:16 PM
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I hear yeh, Guge. i resisted dick brakes for so long but eventually I gave up... and it turns out i really like them. It might be time for a bunch of the baby boomers in this forum to move on to another forum and leave the true vintage bikes to a younger cohort of enthusiasts.
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I just came here to say: I'm not mad atcha, gugie

Bike looks good. I'd ride it.
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Old 04-14-21, 04:39 AM
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Here is another one.
https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/b...304537581.html

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Old 04-14-21, 09:37 AM
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I think that rhm meant to type "disk brakes" but maybe not. Most boomers don't need the other kind, but some obviously still do (ref. current events).
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Old 04-14-21, 10:23 AM
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I hear yeh, Guge. i resisted dick brakes ....
LOL

Can't believe I missed this the first read.
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Well, C and S are both sibillants, aren't they?

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Surprised the censor thingy didn't catch that, and fortunately you went with brakes instead of breaks.
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Old 04-14-21, 12:49 PM
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Surprised the censor thingy didn't catch that, and fortunately you went with brakes instead of breaks.
I was more concerned about how the brakes work. You know, with drum brakes, the pressure on the drum slows you down. With rim brakes, pressure on the rim. Etc. All I know is I'm not trying them.
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Old 04-14-21, 01:09 PM
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Nice work, Gugie. I'm glad you're coming to the dark side, finally. I was worried you'd be caught in a landslide of motobecanes and raleighs in your atelier.
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Nice set up Mr G! Think a fork like that would work wonders on a couple of my bikes, and I'm sure others out there. Hey if you repainted the entire bike, you could cover up the tigs with filet brass, then not so many people would know of your sin.
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The Ritchey Breakaway Cross came with a Ritchey Comp Carbon Fiber fork with an AL steerer. I don't know why they replaced such a nice fork with tank. If you want to stick with steel, I'd buy a Soma lugged CX fork. Much nicer.

I have that exact same bike, but mine has a Ritchey WCS Carbon fork with a CF steerer. It is my favorite bike in my stable. Not my favorite travel bike...my favorite bike, period.
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Oops, I see you already have a fork.

By the way, the key to packing that bike is to pack the handlebars in a separate suitcase. If you do that, it's really easy. The hardest part is getting the handlebars and all the attached hardware in there.
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The Ritchey Breakaway Cross came with a Ritchey Comp Carbon Fiber fork with an AL steerer. I don't know why they replaced such a nice fork with tank. If you want to stick with steel, I'd buy a Soma lugged CX fork. Much nicer.

I have that exact same bike, but mine has a Ritchey WCS Carbon fork with a CF steerer. It is my favorite bike in my stable. Not my favorite travel bike...my favorite bike, period.
Good info, make sense. And right now this is my favorite bike to ride!

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Oops, I see you already have a fork.

By the way, the key to packing that bike is to pack the handlebars in a separate suitcase. If you do that, it's really easy. The hardest part is getting the handlebars and all the attached hardware in there.
More good info! It came to me with the handlebars packed in the case, I took pictures as I pulled it out, so I'm hoping it all goes back in. My multiple experiences with the Box o' Crap lead me to believe it may not be as easy as I think...

At any rate, next Saturday will be the first time on a plane in over a year, and the first time with this bike, so I'll know soon enough!
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Completely non-vintage, but I want to show it off.

ex-Backroads touring ti frame. Fun for me as one of the last projects when I worked for Airborne ti was to build up a batch of 200 bikes for Backroads. When AB went under, the european distributor took the chinese factory contacts and started Van Nichols. This particular bike is an 08 and was sourced via VN, but almost certainly welded in the same factory.

I've built this one up with a 59mm offset fork to create some mid-trail handling characteristics. I hate STIs, but put them on anyways. My plan soon will be to build a 650b rear wheel once I decide on a hub. The bb drop is 65mm and there is clearance for 42c tires, so I'll actually be higher than either of my other 650b conversions. Kinda my dream bike for the past 15yrs.

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Today's ride, 47 miles with @Andy_K over roads old and new, paved and gravel, flat, climbing, and downhill. In all cases it's superior to the unicrown fork it came with. More flex on bumpy roads so less shock delivered to the upper body, lower trail, which made it easier to keep a line on some switchback downhills, and more stable with a front load. I packed about 4 lbs in each bag, more than I'd carry on a tour, no issues. I like this Ortlieb fork pack system, so easy to take on and off.



I realize I'll need to remove the bags and plastic T-thingies so y'all can see the fork, maybe later.
Still waiting.
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Still waiting.
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