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Posted By samkl

I think it's pretty close to impossible. The...

I think it's pretty close to impossible. The crushed limestone will slow you down too much. The trail also breaks up in places, and it can be annoying - and slow - to navigate.
06-06-19, 07:29 AM
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Posted By samkl

That looks weird. Definitely something wrong with...

That looks weird. Definitely something wrong with that cassette.
06-04-19, 01:41 PM
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Posted By samkl

Great, thanks!

Great, thanks!
06-04-19, 01:16 PM
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Posted By samkl

Bringing this thread back to life. Anyone know...

Bringing this thread back to life. Anyone know whether 1st-generation Dura Ace DT shifters will fit?
06-04-19, 12:44 PM
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Posted By samkl

WTB: Suntour Cyclone GT

Looking for a Suntour Cyclone GT rear derailleur. Needs to have a recessed nut on the upper jockey wheel, since I have ambitions of modding this and putting it on a 9-speed cassette. (Some have a nut...
05-26-19, 03:23 PM
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Posted By samkl

Third Yojimboís.

Third Yojimboís.
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Posted By samkl

The Dill Pickle bag is really a perfect bag. It...

The Dill Pickle bag is really a perfect bag. It just works so well, with all sorts of thoughtful features I never even knew I needed. You wonít be disappointed.
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Posted By samkl

Thanks everyone. I nearly forgot that I have one...

Thanks everyone. I nearly forgot that I have one of those Petzl headlamps, so Iíll figure out a way to attach it to my helmet. If not Iíll pick up one of Kingstonís cool clip-on lights.
05-19-19, 09:26 PM
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Posted By samkl

The Cygolite hotshot is great. It is indeed red....

The Cygolite hotshot is great. It is indeed red. The mounting bracket isnít great, but the light also has a clip so you can attach it to a bag or article of clothing in case the mounting bracket...
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Posted By samkl

Helmet-mounted headlights

Anyone have a relatively cheap recommendation? Itíd just be for illuminating cue sheet and road signs, a supplement to my regular headlight.

Nothing too powerful required or wanted....
05-17-19, 08:17 PM
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Posted By samkl

No I havenítóthanks for the tip.

No I havenítóthanks for the tip.
05-17-19, 01:04 PM
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Posted By samkl

Iím just using it for a front light, no rear, no...

Iím just using it for a front light, no rear, no charging. Not too worried about power output.
05-17-19, 11:17 AM
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Posted By samkl

Lezyne Mega GPS crashing

I used my new Lezyne Mega GPS for a 300k brevet two weeks ago, and near the end of the ride the thing completely fell apart. First it told me my next turn was 20 miles behind me, then it lost the...
05-15-19, 11:11 AM
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Posted By samkl

I disagree. You should definitely try it. Whatís...

I disagree. You should definitely try it. Whatís the downside? Whether you succeed or fail youíll have discovered something useful and shared it with others.

FWIW, a mechanic recently told me...
05-14-19, 10:02 PM
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Posted By samkl

Good point. Luckily I just found a 32h hub...

Good point. Luckily I just found a 32h hub someplace else for only $10 more than the original place. So I went for it--better safe than stranded with a taco'd rim two hundred miles from my...
05-14-19, 01:29 PM
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Posted By samkl

700c wheel to be used for brevets. I donít know...

700c wheel to be used for brevets. I donít know about my ďstyle,Ē but Iíd prefer something reasonably durable. Iíve never broken a spoke or anything, but then again, Iíve never had a 28 spoke wheel....
05-14-19, 12:52 PM
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Posted By samkl

28h dynamo wheel strong enough?

After agonizing over which dynamo hub to get for 2 weeks, I finally settled on the SP SV-8. Unfortunately, my retailer only has the 28h version in stock. I was planning on doing a 32h build, but a...
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Posted By samkl

I saw that frame on Craigslist last year listed...

I saw that frame on Craigslist last year listed at... $230 or so? The frame's been sitting for a while, so you might be able to talk the seller down some.
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Posted By samkl

Ended up selling it for $650 on Craigslist, sans...

Ended up selling it for $650 on Craigslist, sans fenders but with some metal platform pedals. I'm happy with that.
04-29-19, 01:33 PM
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Posted By samkl

Thanks. And interesting idea. Iíd love to keep...

Thanks. And interesting idea. Iíd love to keep the crank with those drilled chainrings. The problem I didnít consider when I bought this beaut is that changing the gearing on a bike of this era is a...
04-29-19, 11:45 AM
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Posted By samkl

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1493/c722803f_41ac_4ba2_bde4_403cac3961e6_4db3e66ab74800c847bcceca3f82aef954b0005c.jpeg
Recently acquired. Unfortunately Iíll be replacing...
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Posted By samkl

Well honestly $500 was kind of on the low end of...

Well honestly $500 was kind of on the low end of what Iíd take, especially because Iím in a big city. Maybe wishful thinking on my part. $300 would be pretty disappointing!
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Posted By samkl

1990 Miyata 1000LT

Gearing up to sell my Miyata 1000LT because itís sadly too small, but I donít know what itís worth. Seems like there was a Miyata 1000LT boom a few years ago, but I donít know it thatís been...
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Posted By samkl

Dunno. Theyíre distributed by Merry Sales, as is...

Dunno. Theyíre distributed by Merry Sales, as is SP. Which seems odd if theyíre the same hub.
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Posted By samkl

Has anyone used Kasai dynamo hubs? My shop can...

Has anyone used Kasai dynamo hubs? My shop can get them cheaper than the Shutter Precision hubs, and I wonder if there's much of a difference--or any at all. I wonder if they're just rebadged SPs.
04-17-19, 06:21 PM
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Posted By samkl

Too many gorgeous bikes in this thread to count!

Too many gorgeous bikes in this thread to count!
04-13-19, 08:48 AM
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Posted By samkl

Really wish I could be there - itís right near my...

Really wish I could be there - itís right near my apartment - but Iím out of town this weekend. +1 on posting pics afterward!
04-11-19, 02:24 PM
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Posted By samkl

520 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. ...

520 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/21304e4f_d8b8_405a_b8bf_bdd09d7539e7_4c5657c075cc97e3ff3153c8e73e8eeb22be1a26.jpeg
04-08-19, 11:24 PM
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Posted By samkl

Can you explain that? I don't get how you can...

Can you explain that? I don't get how you can have 9 speeds with 120mm spacing.
04-07-19, 08:44 PM
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Posted By samkl

Well, an update. I received the frame and it...

Well, an update. I received the frame and it instantly made me feel like an idiot for starting this thread. My god, the thing is gorgeous. Who cares about the Riv-associated lifestyle brand. If Grant...
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Posted By samkl

Those look like washers designed to convert...

Those look like washers designed to convert Campagnolo and Simplex derailleur hangers to Huret though, not vice versa, right?

I was looking at a Raleigh Competition a while back, so I did some...
04-07-19, 10:43 AM
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Posted By samkl

"All the tubes are in the right place." High...

"All the tubes are in the right place." High praise indeed!
04-07-19, 10:29 AM
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Posted By samkl

Has this been sold? Sent a couple PMs... Thanks.

Has this been sold? Sent a couple PMs... Thanks.
Forum: For Sale
04-06-19, 10:50 PM
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Posted By samkl

I think you'll get more traffic in the Classic &...

I think you'll get more traffic in the Classic & Vintage For Sale forum. Good luck.
04-06-19, 10:40 PM
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Posted By samkl

Thanks. Google suggests 28s plus fenders might...

Thanks. Google suggests 28s plus fenders might not even fit though. Any idea if that's true?
04-06-19, 09:14 PM
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Posted By samkl

It is pretty... unfortunately we determined the...

It is pretty... unfortunately we determined the TT is too long. So the quest continues!
Forum: Framebuilders
04-06-19, 12:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,477
Posted By samkl

Hm. This is a real emotional roller coaster. I...

Hm. This is a real emotional roller coaster. I think I'm going to take it to a shop tomorrow to get a professional opinion. Hopefully that'll settle it and I can move forward, one way or another.
Forum: Framebuilders
04-05-19, 09:07 PM
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Posted By samkl

Oh Bob. Iím fine with blemishes, but not...

Oh Bob. Iím fine with blemishes, but not structural damage.
04-05-19, 03:48 PM
04-05-19, 02:06 PM
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Posted By samkl

Eh, I take it back. The frame I bought was...

Eh, I take it back. The frame I bought was damaged, unfortunately, and is being returned.

Any other frames or bikes out there? Looking to spend up to $500 on the right frame, and proportionately...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-04-19, 11:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,477
Posted By samkl

I'll try to do that tomorrow, though there's no...

I'll try to do that tomorrow, though there's no headset in there so I don't think the fork will stay in place.

I'm inclined to send it back to the seller. Even if I find a shop with that tool, I'm...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-03-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,477
Posted By samkl

One more:...

One more: https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_2767_b2ab2aa98f7d8d5c40f059534685f2e2964b0d4b.jpg
Forum: Framebuilders
04-03-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,477
Posted By samkl

Small down tube bulge- danger?

Just received my ďdream frameĒ in the mail, a used Rivendell. Iím just amazed at the qualityóand was in the midst of falling in love with it when I noticed the following, a small bulge in the...
04-02-19, 09:28 AM
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Posted By samkl

I really like that build. Very practical looking....

I really like that build. Very practical looking. Iím guessing we have roughly similar frames.

Do you remember what kind of handlebar that is? Looks comfy. And what size tires are those, 28s?
04-01-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 123
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Posted By samkl

Yeah, I donít plan to. I think a build of...

Yeah, I donít plan to. I think a build of understated parts with nothing too matchy is probably the best way to go.
04-01-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 123
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Posted By samkl

Yes, see above! Thatís how I know Grant wants me...

Yes, see above! Thatís how I know Grant wants me to do squats in the first place.
03-31-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,746
Posted By samkl

Yep, I'll be there. Looking forward to meeting...

Yep, I'll be there. Looking forward to meeting you and the other GLRs, especially the nice and unpretentious ones!

Thanks for the equipment suggestions--especially about the dynamos and rims. I'm...
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Views: 401
Posted By samkl

You will get WELL over $100 for those pedals on...

You will get WELL over $100 for those pedals on eBay. My bike co-op sold a similar pair (in better condition, though) for $250 or $300 on eBay about a year ago. Yours has the collectable leather...
03-30-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,746
Posted By samkl

Haha, glad to see you on here. Yes, I’m very...

Haha, glad to see you on here. Yes, I’m very excited about it, and this whole silly thread has made me even more excited about it.

Very nice build, btw! Love the matching fenders.
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