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Old 05-05-21, 10:26 AM
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Been trying to find a set of Suntour bar ends since January at a reasonable price to scavenge for one locknut. I came across a listing for this beautiful package last week. I should grab some Loctite too.



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Old 05-10-21, 09:07 AM
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I had been thinking about getting a speed sensor for a long time. I've been using RideWithGPS on my phone for a few years, and the speed readout isn't very accurate. I increased the time period for sampling to something like 50 seconds to make it more accurate but then I'm reading the speed I WAS at rather than the speed I AM at. When the time period was shorter, it would fluctuate so much that it was useless. After I upload my ride, the site recalculates it so it's quite plausible, but I don't get good readings while I'm riding.

This is the type of sensor you tether to the center of the hub shell. It says magnet-less. I think there is an accelerometer inside to count the number of swings around the axle, and I expect I will need to tell the system what the diameter of my wheel is.

It turns out that the purchase of $39 includes two identical sensors. I could use the second on my crank to measure cadence. I'll do that preliminarily out of curiosity, but I'm not convinced that studying my cadence will be useful. I think I spin fast enough, and that's all that matters for the long term health of my knees. High cadence is LESS efficient than low cadence. The danger of low cadence is to the long-term survival of knees. Well, also, with a low cadence, the ability to sprint and change speeds is reduced, but I'm not a racer, so that doesn't matter.

Eventually, I'll have the two sensors on two different devices and use them both as speed sensors.

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Old 05-13-21, 06:31 PM
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Today was another good one from the Postal Service for me. It is the delivery of spokes to build wheels for my Paramount build. Smiles, MH

365 Cycles comes through with the two sides of the rear wheel. It is interesting that I can buy the spokes by the box for 56 cents per spoke but to buy them as individuals the the cost goes up to a dollar each.
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Old 05-19-21, 03:54 PM
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A hardly used Brooks B17S "Aged" I bought for mrs non-fixie. She likes the B17S, so whenever I spot one for a good price, I buy it, and use it as an excuse to find her a nice bike to go with it.

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Old 05-20-21, 02:14 PM
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Got my partial 600 Arabesque group set in before I found out everyone hates 600 Arabesque. I knew I was "downgrading" from Suntour Cyclone with this drivetrain, but now I'm hearing people hate the brakes too? Oh well, it's going on a show piece rider, and I love the look of the Arabesque components:
But more exciting and more important, this Trek 510 frame with extras:


can't wait to build this up! This has just about every add on that I wanted to put on one of these vintage Treks, and now I'm not messing up the paint. Can't wait to build this up (not with Shimano 600)! Thanks thumpism !

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Old 05-20-21, 03:31 PM
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Old 05-21-21, 02:17 AM
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New custom stickers for the Koga-Miyata Traveller and a set of Microshift BS-M11 11-speed bar-end shifters and IRD QR cable stops.

I opted for the MTB version of the bar-ends with a Deore rear derailleur instead of the road version. While the road version is partially silver, slightly smaller and would work with Shimano GRX it doesn't have the switchable index/friction setting. Which is really useful for a bike that might be used for touring as well.


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Old 05-21-21, 02:38 AM
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Originally Posted by jPrichard10
Got my partial 600 Arabesque group set in before I found out everyone hates 600 Arabesque. I knew I was "downgrading" from Suntour Cyclone with this drivetrain, but now I'm hearing people hate the brakes too? Oh well, it's going on a show piece rider, and I love the look of the Arabesque components:
But more exciting and more important, this Trek 510 frame with extras:

can't wait to build this up! This has just about every add on that I wanted to put on one of these vintage Treks, and now I'm not messing up the paint. Can't wait to build this up (not with Shimano 600)! Thanks thumpism !
What paint was used? Reminds me of Spray.Bike but I might be a little skewed there since I don't know many spray paint brands.

Looks real nice though
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Old 05-21-21, 02:40 AM
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Arrived today

- Shimano GRX 42T 1x crankset
- Microshift 10 speed 11-48T RD + Cassette + Brifters

Was initially looking at a Gevenalle 1x set up but none in stock (Australia)

Surprised how much I like the Microshift brifters. Super keen to see how they are on the road once installed.
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Old 05-21-21, 04:12 AM
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Old 05-21-21, 09:23 AM
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Originally Posted by MrBeebs
What paint was used? Reminds me of Spray.Bike but I might be a little skewed there since I don't know many spray paint brands.

Looks real nice though
Rustoleum Titanium.

I'm still deciding what color I'm going with. Either the original Trek dark metallic blue or Trek Ice Metallic Blue. Do I want two bikes in the same color?
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Old 05-21-21, 05:26 PM
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Got this off Ebay, it was advertised as fitting a JIS BB but I knew better. After a good polishing the chain rings are going on a set of TA Specialties Cycotouriste crank arms. I know not everyone is as enamored of the outer ring as I am but, "different strokes............"

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Old 05-21-21, 06:30 PM
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I got a very nicely packaged box of Silca pumps, heads, and a few extra bits & bobs from [MENTION=486602]deux jambes[/MENTION] Now I don't have to worry so much about remembering to switch pumps from bike to bike. THANK YOU again!



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Old 05-23-21, 04:35 PM
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[MENTION=345195]Murray Missile[/MENTION], I love the Viscount outer ring. I have one on my street fixie bike, for the look of it. I wonder there aren't more made like it.
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Old 05-26-21, 06:39 PM
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Blue anodized skewers and DT Swiss 11 speed freehub body for the Rovals.

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Old 05-26-21, 06:55 PM
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Bought a new Brooks seat last week. So far so good after the first 5 miles.
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Originally Posted by Bruce27


Bought a new Brooks seat last week. So far so good after the first 5 miles.
Atta boy, and just my 2c but it looks to me like you have the Brooks and the bars working against each other, I have plenty of bars like that but the Brooks is almost level or a bit nose up at least.
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Originally Posted by merziac
Atta boy, and just my 2c but it looks to me like you have the Brooks and the bars working against each other, I have plenty of bars like that but the Brooks is almost level or a bit nose up at least.
Not to derail but I'm open for positioning recommendations for the 60+ group.
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Originally Posted by Bruce27
Not to derail but I'm open for positioning recommendations.
Well like I said, I would level the Brooks, you can use a level or just eyeball it but it will change a bit slowly as it breaks in and the level will give you a baseline.

I have no problem with the bars angled up like that but it is "unconventional" at best for many here, you could raise them up if the stem allows it and then level them as well for a more correct aesthetic but like I said, I have no problem with them like that. I usually end up with them raised up and angled up like that as I am lazy or whatever and do not like to be bent over.

Here's a good example of what I usually go for.

Bars way up, angled up AND brake levers way up on the bars.

This was built like this from scratch on purpose and rides like a dream.

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The old and the new, the ying and the yang, the good, bad and the ugly, you decide.


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Fahrenheit531 Those look near new. Nice buy
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RHM saddle

Got this from rhm today. Awful pic, fantastic saddle. Flawless. Going on the Claud Butler.

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More Stein tools for me.

Fork crown race knurler, for when the race is slightly undersized


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