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Old 03-05-21, 06:47 AM
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Originally Posted by jsigone View Post
I'd take one and cold set the rear to take modern parts and throw some 11 spd kit on it. Seems like your into the steel frame ride so would be nice to have one that is up to snuff.

I have an old schwinn 87 circuit sitting with oem kit, I need to one day make it modern. I don't ride it much cuz the down tube shifters. The columbus SL tubing is such a nice ride on my crap roads.
The De Rosa is a 10 speed Campagnolo Record drive train.
The Pinarello is a 8 speed Campagnolo Chorus drive train.
Both bikes are outfitted with Campagolo parts, hubs. post brakes rear block.
So both are already at 130 OLN.
The Colnago is from 1983 and is period correct with Super Record.
The 1972 Bottecchia outfitted as a Professional model since the frame is the same as the Giro d'Italia, Universal brakes, Nuovo Record drive train, Tipo hubs, Nisi rims, and original post. Stem was replaced by a PO with a Cinelli 1A
What isn't shown are a Trek 610, 760, and Pinarello Veneto.
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My pandemic purchase, 2021 Cannondale treadwell 2 LTD. Dropped 40lbs so far!
Sadly, this bike developed a hairline crack in the frame (seat tube) and no frame replacement available.
Replaced with this Cannondale Quick 1. Much faster bike and Iím down 67lbs


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Old 06-14-21, 12:26 PM
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Updated my Performance Access XCL9r. Ditched the drop bars, ditched the 3x9 for 1x9. 32t chainring, 11-42t cassette. This update started as just servicing the fork, new seals and oil.

Needs a little tweaking, but a 7 mile ride last night felt pretty good overall..

I might have a refreshed 97 Cannondale CAAD2 R300 60cm on the road next week...

Just thought this thread needed to be pulled back up again.
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My new bike. I've made a few modifications from what came stock with the bike but it has turned out great.





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'21 Sutra, mostly stock.
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Just needed a color change. Changed form this


To this







Cannondale T800 painted black with new decals.
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Pandemic bike build - Soma Fog Cutter. Middle Fork, Snoqualmie River.
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Old 06-16-21, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by BHG6 View Post
Been working my way back down to 200 from 237. Got a little carried away with the steaks and beer during the lock downs

Down to 215 with a few more lbs to go.



WHOA, a BH!! Not too common in the U.S. today. I have an Ultralight CF. I love that bike. It climbs hills like a goat. Very little flex, if any, when climbing. Too bad they moved back to Spain.
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Old 07-08-21, 10:03 AM
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Looks like the T800 is a significantly better fit since the bars arent shooting up to the sky like the Salsa. Nice color scheme too.
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Old 07-08-21, 10:23 AM
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A recent build.
'89 road frame contract built by still unknown Japan company and recently powedercoated. Modern 5800 drivetrain and wheels. Innicycle headset to run modern stem and bars- created by a forum member.
The stem needs to be 1-2cm longer, but otherwise fit is great and ive comfortably taken it on a couple 65mi rides.
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Old 07-09-21, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
A recent build.
'89 road frame contract built by still unknown Japan company and recently powedercoated. Modern 5800 drivetrain and wheels. Innicycle headset to run modern stem and bars- created by a forum member.
The stem needs to be 1-2cm longer, but otherwise fit is great and ive comfortably taken it on a couple 65mi rides.
Digging that purple powder coating. Very nice looking bike! I've been on the fence about powder or paint for my 86 KHS Fiero, updated with 5600. Neither done properly is inexpensive. But the old bike has too many chips in the paint and the original decals are too far gone to copy and replace, and aren't available from KHS anyway...

That Innicycle stem looks good, I may reconsider one if I choose to swap out my current stem and bars.
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Here is my Co-Motion extra heavy duty Pangea Rohloff bicycle. It took me five handlebar changes to find the one that worked for me. I have a 203mm rotor in the rear and a 180mm rotor in the front. 180mm is the largest that will fit on the front without running into the fork. I also use the ebike version on the front.
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Old 07-17-21, 06:34 PM
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Some bikes in the garage over the last few years. They all easily handled my 270 for road and light trail riding EXCEPT for the last one
Jamis Dragon with a Salsa Fargo fork



Specialized AWOL EVO. Wanted to like it but I found that my childhood dislike for drops had not dissipated, so I sold it.



G-F Mullet (super beefy frame). Still have it.



Marin Rocky Ridge (more beef here too). .Still have it and my son rides it mostly now.



late 90's Rocky Mountain Stratos. Sold the frame and put many of the parts on the G-F.



late 90's Stumpjumper. this is a lightweight race type frame and I could feel the flex.

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My T1 doing what I built it for. About 700 miles into a 1200 mile tour at the USCGC Mackinaw in Mackinaw City, MI on a very rainy day.

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My old Trek 1100 road bike I found on Facebook marketplace:




And my Roadmaster beater/gravel bike which was given to me:


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Old 08-03-21, 02:35 AM
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Rans Cruz. No butt or wrist pain, and no thigh chafing.
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Just picked up the Canyon Grail AL 7 in size XXL 2 weeks ago. Got an in stock notification and bought it seconds later. So far so good, it's exactly what I was looking for. Set it up tubeless and gonna ride the heck out of it.

My 2020 Trek Stache 7, love riding 29+. At my size, 6'8" 245lbs, it's a must. Added a 210mm dropper, Slack-r, and carbon wheels this year. Love this bike.
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Old 08-09-21, 10:25 PM
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Just picked up the Canyon Grail AL 7 in size XXL 2 weeks ago. Got an in stock notification and bought it seconds later. So far so good, it's exactly what I was looking for. Set it up tubeless and gonna ride the heck out of it.

My 2020 Trek Stache 7, love riding 29+. At my size, 6'8" 245lbs, it's a must. Added a 210mm dropper, Slack-r, and carbon wheels this year. Love this bike.
Ever thought of some long crank arms? At 6ft3, best upgrade i ever made.
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Ever thought of some long crank arms? At 6ft3, best upgrade i ever made.
I did years ago, but pedal strikes are too annoying. Won't go longer than 175mm now.
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I did years ago, but pedal strikes are too annoying. Won't go longer than 175mm now.
My inseam is 87.5cm which is about 46% of my entire height (190cm) . According to the 21.6% rule (being the longest crank arm length in proportion to inseam) that means i can go max 188 or 189mm. The best i managed was 190mm.

Ive ridden 190's on a regular 275mm bb height as well as a 285-290mm ish hybrid bike.

I constantly had to be mindful around turns with 275mm. Would i do it again? Sure, its still better than using anything less than 180mm, at least for me.

I did get some striking on the hybrid bike with the 285mm bb, but this was only because I was wasn't worrying about it at all and would forget about clearance around some tight turns. Nothing but a light scrape.

If I was able to get 185 or 187.5mm, this is what I'd prefer. All in all, I dread getting back onto a bike with stock 175's. It takes away the power and smooth spin I've gotten used to and neuter the fun.
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Old 08-15-21, 03:20 PM
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My Clyde Bike!

Iím 6í4Ē and 232 lbs., not all that heavy for my size, but still I have a Pescatarian friend who weighs 30 lbs. lessÖ

This is my latest build, a 2006 XXL S-Works Tarmac I bought as a frame with HS and SRAM BB in 2019. It was on the back burner for a while.

It has an 11 speed Ultegra drivetrain with factory made wheels (eBay) from my old aluminum Felt Z100. Carbon fiber FS-A cranks, bars and stem. It weighs about 19 lbs. and it rides great.

The seat/stem relationship might look extreme but itís actually quite comfortable. The seller advised me to tilt the saddle nose down and he was right: it works!
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Old 08-15-21, 10:54 PM
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I love 180mm cranks. 175mm are usable. 170mm don't work my legs right. I tried 190mm years ago but immediately had right hip pain that was bad. 180's cause no pain and feel good for my leg length. On top of that I run 25.4mm pedal extensions on all my bikes. Pedal extensions plus long cranks really start limiting your lean angles. My Nishiki Sebring from the 80's has the lowest bottom bracket so coasting corners is the norm. I've had no trouble with long cranks while paved and dirt roading. My recumbent will let me pedal in the sharpest of corners but I have to will myself to keep pedaling. I go further faster with 180mm cranks than all shorter lengths of cranks. After building my Nishiki Sebring a few years ago i experienced a couple of pedal strikes in moderate corners and that cured me of pedaling in the corners on that bike.
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