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Starting the OFFICIAL Steel club.

Old 11-23-10, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by kergin
Very classy build, but why go with a quill to threadless adapter?
Three reasons: I got tired of manhandling handlebars into quill stems; one quill stem with a detachable faceplate failed on me (see here); and I began to dislike the look of quill stems aesthetically.

I'm a "classic and vintage" person only when it comes to frames, as I think most modern frames with their oblong down tubes, sloping top tubes and loud text all over the place look hideous. But for componentry I like modern stuff.
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Originally Posted by rousseau
Three reasons: I got tired of manhandling handlebars into quill stems; one quill stem with a detachable faceplate failed on me (see here); and I began to dislike the look of quill stems aesthetically.

I'm a "classic and vintage" person only when it comes to frames, as I think most modern frames with their oblong down tubes, sloping top tubes and loud text all over the place look hideous. But for componentry I like modern stuff.
That's extremely sketchy. I hold quite the opposite opinion on quill stems; I think they're extremely elegant when executed properly: Shimano & Nitto come to mind. I also don't change my bars often enough to fret the process of wriggling them into a quill stem.

Curious, you ever overhaul those Centaur Ergos? I'm about to do mine this weekend or next week. The right lever needs some new springs, and I'm curious about how much of an ordeal it'll be.
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Originally Posted by kergin
That's extremely sketchy. I hold quite the opposite opinion on quill stems; I think they're extremely elegant when executed properly: Shimano & Nitto come to mind. I also don't change my bars often enough to fret the process of wriggling them into a quill stem.

Curious, you ever overhaul those Centaur Ergos? I'm about to do mine this weekend or next week. The right lever needs some new springs, and I'm curious about how much of an ordeal it'll be.
watch the video and take your time. it is really a pretty simple process. having a 3rd hand may help but it is not necessary.
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watch the video and take your time. it is really a pretty simple process. having a 3rd hand may help but it is not necessary.
I've been told the coil spring is a bugger to get back into place.

Dang - I just realized that I don't own a single non-steel road bike, yet I never, ever post pics.

This is one shot done by the Builder (Hugh Black/True North Cycles):


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Originally Posted by rousseau
Three reasons: I got tired of manhandling handlebars into quill stems; one quill stem with a detachable faceplate failed on me (see here); and I began to dislike the look of quill stems aesthetically.

I'm a "classic and vintage" person only when it comes to frames, as I think most modern frames with their oblong down tubes, sloping top tubes and loud text all over the place look hideous. But for componentry I like modern stuff.
Feel exactly the same.
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I have no problems with quill stems - but then I install bars about once per bike and even with 9 bikes this hasn't become too much off an issue i.e. I don't keep removing the bars and put them back to 'service' them or anything.
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I have no problems with quill stems - but then I install bars about once per bike and even with 9 bikes this hasn't become too much off an issue i.e. I don't keep removing the bars and put them back to 'service' them or anything.
Agreed. Once they're on, they're on! Maybe a slight adjustment from tome to time, but swapping bars? WAY too much work!

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I did fairy recently replace my Cinelli bars on the Cinelli Super Corsa on page 1. Dropping the bars and bending inwards the right side drop just a bit. Brought tears to the eyes since those classic 66-46s aren't easily found today. However I must say that there is no quality like Nitto quality (my replacements)...if only they were as far reaching and deep drop as the Cinelli I replaced.
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I've got a few steel bikes and thought I'd share a few photos. The matte gray bike is my cross bike (JK Cross) and the unpainted bike is a prototype JK Special X that is off getting painted for the upcoming NAHBS.

Some very nice bikes in this thread. It's been funny browsing checking them out.

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I've got a few steel bikes and thought I'd share a few photos. The matte gray bike is my cross bike (JK Cross) and the unpainted bike is a prototype JK Special X that is off getting painted for the upcoming NAHBS.

Some very nice bikes in this thread. It's been funny browsing checking them out.

Dave

dave, i love your work. if i ever run into more money i would love to add a one of your frames to my collection:

Tomasinni Tecno (gift hand me down from my father)
Bianchi Reparto Corse cross frame with curt goodrich fork (bought frameset well used)

if work brings me out your way again, i would love to stop by. i am dreaming of a frame with "caad 9" ergonomics, a carbon fork, some sort of unique feature, and that stellar gray color above.
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Originally Posted by thirdgenbird
dave, i love your work. if i ever run into more money i would love to add a one of your frames to my collection:

Tomasinni Tecno (gift hand me down from my father)
Bianchi Reparto Corse cross frame with curt goodrich fork (bought frameset well used)

if work brings me out your way again, i would love to stop by. i am dreaming of a frame with "caad 9" ergonomics, a carbon fork, some sort of unique feature, and that stellar gray color above.
Thanks so much. Let me know when you want to come by and be sure to plan on bringing a bike. The riding here is pretty fun.

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Sweet frames, Dave.
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DRAT!! and double DRAT!

Now I want one of those cool seat stays that Dave makes.

Thanks for posting here.
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10spd Tommasini:


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Originally Posted by jr59
DRAT!! and double DRAT!

Now I want one of those cool seat stays that Dave makes.

Thanks for posting here.

Thanks so much.

Sometimes builders aren't all that welcome in places like this because it's assumed that we are here to try to get you to part with your money. I suppose that might be true in some cases but it's also true that I am a bike junkie and just get excited and want to share my passion. So......... anyway.... it's nice to hear you like the bikes.

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Not sure of it's birth year, late 80's or early 90's, but I love riding it
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Hi Everyone! I'm photographing a build for a client. If you ever wanted to know what goes into building a steel bike be my guest and click on the flickr set dedicated to his build!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/stanrid...7625111293236/

Any questions about the building process? shoot me a mail adam@stanridgespeed.com


dec3.3 by stanridgespeed bicycles, on Flickr


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Hi Everyone! I'm photographing a build for a client. If you ever wanted to know what goes into building a steel bike be my guest and click on the flickr set dedicated to his build!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/stanrid...7625111293236/

Any questions about the building process? shoot me a mail adam@stanridgespeed.com


dec3.3 by stanridgespeed bicycles, on Flickr


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EXCELLENT... Thanks for sharing those photos - I look forward to watching it progress.
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Hey everyone. Day 3 posted over on Flickr. Got nailed by inattentive driver today. Everything is fine. ate into my building time and my 1yr old gavia pro winter jacket. major bummers.
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Originally Posted by stanridgespeed
Hi Everyone! I'm photographing a build for a client. If you ever wanted to know what goes into building a steel bike be my guest and click on the flickr set dedicated to his build!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/stanrid...7625111293236/

Any questions about the building process? shoot me a mail adam@stanridgespeed.com


dec3.3 by stanridgespeed bicycles, on Flickr


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Very nice! Do you cast the luggs yourself or they are premade?
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Originally Posted by kergin
That's extremely sketchy. I hold quite the opposite opinion on quill stems; I think they're extremely elegant when executed properly: Shimano & Nitto come to mind. I also don't change my bars often enough to fret the process of wriggling them into a quill stem.
And if you do, why not just have a separate handlebar/stem setup to swap when you need to? That way it's no harder than a threadless stem with a faceplate.
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I guess I'm all by my lonesome.
Not so, John. I refuse to get aluminum, and am too cheap for carbon.
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..I'm going to update that list one of these days....
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..I'm going to update that list one of these days....
Haha! It'll take you at least 2 months!!!
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