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01-29-21, 07:06 PM
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Posted By MetinUz

For sure. I think it would have been better to...

For sure. I think it would have been better to offer it for $500 as-is, rather than pay a shop $850 and then offer it for $1100.
07-25-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By MetinUz

I have a 117.5mm Shimano spindle you can have for...

I have a 117.5mm Shimano spindle you can have for $15 shipped. Dirty and shopworn, but unused.
06-29-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 552
Posted By MetinUz

Is there any side to side play in the front...

Is there any side to side play in the front wheel? Could you try it with another front wheel?
06-14-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,282
Posted By MetinUz

You can put two nuts on the good axle end,...

You can put two nuts on the good axle end, tighten against each other. Now you can hold that with pliers or visegrips and loosen the cone. As soon as the cone moves, remove the nuts and take out the...
Replies: 28
Views: 4,682
Posted By MetinUz

Most climbs I would consider an Everest attempt...

Most climbs I would consider an Everest attempt have tricky descents, so not a good place for superlight tubular wheelset and only a front brake, especially when you're fatigued from hours and hours...
04-09-20, 04:42 PM
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Posted By MetinUz

Very pretty, and fortunately look too small for...

Very pretty, and fortunately look too small for me (no size stated). Those posts look like they are for Mafac centerpulls, not canti.
Replies: 36
Views: 3,796
Posted By MetinUz

I usually have 5 or 6 boxes of energy bars or...

I usually have 5 or 6 boxes of energy bars or equivalent (waffles, chews, etc) at hand. On any given day, I will carry several, but never 2 of the same kind. I find that eating 3 bars of the same...
Replies: 15
Views: 4,775
Posted By MetinUz

I guess I am questioning if the ITU bars would be...

I guess I am questioning if the ITU bars would be comfortable enough on a 1200K. They are basically intended for a few minutes at a time when the rider is at the front of the pack. I was having a...
Replies: 34
Views: 6,780
Posted By MetinUz

I am at 9100, will probably end up with 9500 or...

I am at 9100, will probably end up with 9500 or so.
Replies: 15
Views: 4,775
Posted By MetinUz

There is a simple reason ITU legal bars are hard...

There is a simple reason ITU legal bars are hard to find -- there is a very small market for it. They can be used in draft legal ITU events, but only by pros, not by age group amateurs.

PBP...
Replies: 13
Views: 4,371
Posted By MetinUz

Talk about a zombie thread! Let me give my...

Talk about a zombie thread! Let me give my update. I ended up opening up the hub to overhaul, and broke the wire that I knew to be fragile. I put it aside to solder later, then discovered that I had...
Replies: 9
Views: 2,355
Posted By MetinUz

Sam, It was nice to meet you and Brian the...

Sam,

It was nice to meet you and Brian the first day and ride for a bit. You guys were riding very strong on the climbs, even for me who has to sustain a harder effort uphill on fixed gear. That's...
Replies: 38
Views: 10,499
Posted By MetinUz

Charly Miller riders get by with that little...

Charly Miller riders get by with that little sleep, but they ride through 2 nights. It has to be awfully tough to ride through 4 nights with a total of 20 minutes of sleep.

I have done a...
Replies: 35
Views: 5,383
Posted By MetinUz

Yes, I would also have chosen the 100 hour option...

Yes, I would also have chosen the 100 hour option if it were available. But, given two options of 90-hour start at night vs 84-hour start in the morning, I will take the latter. I end up riding more...
Replies: 35
Views: 5,383
Posted By MetinUz

Well, I took 75.5 hours. First, I did the morning...

Well, I took 75.5 hours. First, I did the morning start, so you can say I started my ride with 7 extra hours of sleep :-). I slept in Loudeac for 4.5 hours each night. I could have slept in Mortagne...
Replies: 23
Views: 5,140
Posted By MetinUz

I have done 400k with 16k of climbing as one day...

I have done 400k with 16k of climbing as one day of a 1000K or 1200K several times. If the grades aren't steep and the descents aren't long, it's not significantly harder than a geared bike. Looking...
Replies: 25
Views: 5,098
Posted By MetinUz

I have done many long hilly rides on fixed gear...

I have done many long hilly rides on fixed gear (including PBP), but the thought of riding 100 flat miles scares me. On rolling terrain, you naturally stand up, vary your cadence, use different...
05-06-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,823
Posted By MetinUz

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1632x1224/img_0657_60db51928fcaba44e4ee0231ddb97b0742206262.jpg
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Views: 873
Posted By MetinUz

I have done the ride a couple times. Just do lots...

I have done the ride a couple times. Just do lots of climbing, for example, 3 Mt Diablo repeats, which will also mean you get to ride during the hottest part of the day. The ride is not at high...
01-15-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 24,209
Posted By MetinUz

I don't get it. You were concerned about the...

I don't get it. You were concerned about the cable guide shapes, yet you left the rack and fender eyelets ??!
Replies: 72
Views: 17,930
Posted By MetinUz

By the seller's own admission, this "30Ah" unit...

By the seller's own admission, this "30Ah" unit is really 15Ah, which I doubt. I am also guessing it will take days of sunlight to charge from empty to full.
07-31-18, 08:35 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 13,256
Posted By MetinUz

I could wear anything for 100 miles or 6 hours....

I could wear anything for 100 miles or 6 hours. After a couple days on the saddle, any seam at the wrong place (like at the edge of the saddle) will cause a lot of irritation. I have done a 1200K...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,120
Posted By MetinUz

No need to be defensive; I was simply responding...

No need to be defensive; I was simply responding to the example you gave in your original post, where your friends abandoned a ride after running out of tubes. They did not fail because of the lack...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,120
Posted By MetinUz

I did not misunderstand; I was responding to your...

I did not misunderstand; I was responding to your friend's situation you described. Surely you realize that one can get more than one flat on a ride. On a long ride like a 1200K, I carry 3 tubes and...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,120
Posted By MetinUz

I don't replace a flat tube until I know what...

I don't replace a flat tube until I know what caused the flat. It's simple; you find the puncture, look around the tire for a cut or an embedded debris, only then replace the tube. If the tire is...
Replies: 31
Views: 4,605
Posted By MetinUz

You should ask the organizer to print the...

You should ask the organizer to print the cuesheets on waterproof paper (e.g. "Rite in the Rain" brand). I used to laminate 1200K route sheets before I discovered waterproof paper.
05-06-18, 11:28 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 13,256
Posted By MetinUz

Anything that has seams at the wrong spot will...

Anything that has seams at the wrong spot will cause problems. You can usually get away with it on the first day, but you will feel it the next day. One 90-mile ride is not a good test. There is a...
05-06-18, 09:06 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 13,256
Posted By MetinUz

So this is why I wear bibs with a seamless...

So this is why I wear bibs with a seamless multi-density pad. If I wore the pictured shorts on a 600k or a 1200k ride, the seams would cut my skin to pieces by the end of the ride. I don't wear any...
03-22-18, 06:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,825
Posted By MetinUz

This is what I used to do when it was below...

This is what I used to do when it was below freezing. Water freezes from the top, you can still drink some if you put the bottle upside down!
02-28-18, 03:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,270
Posted By MetinUz

The route I posted above minimizes time spent on...

The route I posted above minimizes time spent on River Road, but it's hard to avoid some.
02-27-18, 08:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,270
Posted By MetinUz

Here is a route we rode in November. ...

Here is a route we rode in November.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/23493720

You can just focus on miles 100 to 170 (Suisun to Sacramento). Goes through Birds Landing and Rio Vista, taking the...
10-16-17, 12:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,178
Posted By MetinUz

If you are so concerned, you can just use your...

If you are so concerned, you can just use your own mailing labels; eBay makes it easy to purchase labels, but you aren't required to use this service. Or just go to the post office and mail them.
10-12-17, 09:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,935
Posted By MetinUz

Roadlink will increase the maximum cog size, but...

Roadlink will increase the maximum cog size, but not the wrap capacity. So a short cage may not work.
08-29-17, 09:53 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,250
Posted By MetinUz

Very few cyclists (other than pro's) are able to...

Very few cyclists (other than pro's) are able to do a 7 hour ride with 12k of climbing.
06-23-17, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,508
Posted By MetinUz

They could add Kingsbury Grade, but it's in...

They could add Kingsbury Grade, but it's in Nevada and may need permits for a large event like this. I would guess Luther Pass is the easiest to add, perhaps both sides (down to South Lake Tahoe and...
04-25-17, 03:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,705
Posted By MetinUz

Early Eisentraut bottom bracket shells with...

Early Eisentraut bottom bracket shells with script E engraving and cast cable guides were Italian threaded. Something about lack of a source for English threaded shells at the time...
02-28-17, 11:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,873
Posted By MetinUz

Oh man... I wonder if DMD will happen this year....

Oh man... I wonder if DMD will happen this year. So far Morgan Territory, Mount Hamilton Road and Palomares Road are closed, and there is still one more rainy month to go.
11-10-16, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 727
Posted By MetinUz

Maybe I'm jaded, but I find it hard to believe...

Maybe I'm jaded, but I find it hard to believe that someone just signed up on BF to post a positive review of a shop with no affiliation (post count=1). I think that works better with Yelp.
Replies: 21
Views: 2,262
Posted By MetinUz

I think these bikes first surfaced in BF 3 years...

I think these bikes first surfaced in BF 3 years ago, and Mary in San Francisco was looking for opinions to their worth. I stopped by to take a look, and suggested that they would probably sell...
11-03-16, 11:51 AM
Replies: 61,109
Views: 9,138,127
Posted By MetinUz

I don't think the concern is how strong the wheel...

I don't think the concern is how strong the wheel is:

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/images/record-rear-hub.jpg
11-01-16, 01:21 PM
Replies: 61,109
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Posted By MetinUz

It's a Ron Cooper. Nice find.

It's a Ron Cooper. Nice find.
09-15-16, 04:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,928
Posted By MetinUz

Here is my Rivendell Romulus, wearing Compass...

Here is my Rivendell Romulus, wearing Compass 38mm tires in the middle of a mixed terrain 300K brevet. No room for fenders with such fat tires.
09-09-16, 05:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,275
Posted By MetinUz

Just looked at the album pictures, looks nothing...

Just looked at the album pictures, looks nothing like a Cinelli of any kind, or even a copy. Wrong lugs, seatstay attachments, dropouts... My bad.
09-09-16, 01:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,275
Posted By MetinUz

I don't think Windsor frames use 26.2 seatposts....

I don't think Windsor frames use 26.2 seatposts. Cinelli brazed an internal sleeve to standard gauge seat tube. Could this be a Raysport?
08-30-16, 06:01 PM
Replies: 61,109
Views: 9,138,127
Posted By MetinUz

Here is what I mean: ...

Here is what I mean:

http://www.cadre.org/Merckx/catalog/Eddy%20Merckx%201990/CCF25022008_00001.jpg
08-30-16, 05:49 PM
Replies: 61,109
Views: 9,138,127
Posted By MetinUz

Hard to tell, but it looks like a repaint. All...

Hard to tell, but it looks like a repaint. All 753 Merckx I have seen in person have had fastback seatstay attachments, not EM logo caps. But again, there is always an exception with Merckx.
08-30-16, 04:33 PM
Replies: 61,109
Views: 9,138,127
Posted By MetinUz

Nice looking bike, but I have a feeling it's not...

Nice looking bike, but I have a feeling it's not 753.
08-03-16, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,245
Posted By MetinUz

Yes, definitely a Montello, has the telltale BB...

Yes, definitely a Montello, has the telltale BB shell. I don't think they came in chrome, but I used to have one in smoked chrome, or chromonegro. That is similar to chromovelato, semi-transparent...
08-03-16, 06:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,025
Posted By MetinUz

OK, looking around, I see other Grandis frames...

OK, looking around, I see other Grandis frames that look similar, from 1960's, like this one:

Grandis frameset (1965-1969) | velociao...
08-03-16, 05:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,025
Posted By MetinUz

Nutted brakes and long dropouts suggest 70's or...

Nutted brakes and long dropouts suggest 70's or early 80's. Rear derailleur is dated 73, cranks dated 70s (can't read the number). Post CPSC skewers, top tube guides may have been added at repaint....
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