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08-10-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 88,448
Posted By ctmullins

Well, Talera is a no-go for fat tire clearance....

Well, Talera is a no-go for fat tire clearance. Just not built for it.

So it’s a reluctant “goodbye” to the GT, and an enthusiastic “Hello!” to the Surly Troll!

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07-25-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,423
Posted By ctmullins

Skinny-tire roadie parts purge

Having now firmly realized that I will never, never, never, never ever again ride skinny tire bikes, I have some parts that are languishing in my parts box that I will never use, and therefore can be...
07-19-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 601
Posted By ctmullins

Here in the Deep South, I am forced to hibernate...

Here in the Deep South, I am forced to hibernate from late June until the first week in October. I am now old enough to realize that early morning temps are bearable, but I don’t always act upon...
07-08-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 88,448
Posted By ctmullins

I recently decided I needed a fat-tire bike to...

I recently decided I needed a fat-tire bike to ride on the beach. And since I’m a “why buy it when you can build it” kinda guy, with boxes of vintage componentry, I decided to pull the old Talera...
07-05-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,131
Posted By ctmullins

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1036x1034/ef2c4d9f34c8db3ca845bf1dd025f2bb4643e574_8de730cb1ab2dd9a31dd4588a8344b70e711569d.jpg
07-02-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,575
Posted By ctmullins

For this build, the difference between the old...

For this build, the difference between the old 700x28 and the new 650x42 is a reduction in diameter of at most 3mm. So, negligible in terms of standover height, but transformative in terms of ride...
07-02-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,575
Posted By ctmullins

I adjusted the cross levers downwards, to fall...

I adjusted the cross levers downwards, to fall more naturally under my fingers. Then I wrapped the bars with Soma charcoal grey cushion tape.

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06-30-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,575
Posted By ctmullins

Hey cool! This bike has gone from being the...

Hey cool!

This bike has gone from being the skinniest-tired to the fattest-tired in my modest fleet. So of course I now have plans to turn an old MTB frame into a plus-sized beach cruiser....
06-30-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,575
Posted By ctmullins

Tires arrived today, which were the last of the...

Tires arrived today, which were the last of the parts. Thanks to the COVID work-from-home mandate, I was able to do assembly in between conference calls and queries.

The Schwalbe Marathons,...
06-29-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,575
Posted By ctmullins

On-the-frame truing. ...

On-the-frame truing.


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x800/650b_0010_000d1c857e01fd11553a9be967d17b676727a8e4.jpg

650B rims with the old brakes still set for 700C.

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06-20-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,575
Posted By ctmullins

Rear wheel laced, and both wheels preliminarily...

Rear wheel laced, and both wheels preliminarily tensioned. Truing will have to wait until my return in a few days.

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06-20-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,575
Posted By ctmullins

Thanks! I really don’t know. They seem to have...

Thanks! I really don’t know. They seem to have good reviews, and there aren’t too many choices for 650B rims anyway, so there ya go.

I got the front wheel laced, but not tensioned or trued yet. I...
06-12-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By ctmullins

Fun fact - these work perfectly with Shimano...

Fun fact - these work perfectly with Shimano 7-speed indexing shifters.
06-10-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,575
Posted By ctmullins

Parts are trickling in. First to arrive is a NOS...

Parts are trickling in. First to arrive is a NOS Campagnolo Centaur front hub. It was amazingly affordable from an online retailer, so why not? Anything Campagnolo works for me. It even came in what...
06-06-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,575
Posted By ctmullins

Prejudice number one: I like freewheels. ...

Prejudice number one: I like freewheels.

This is an irrational thing, rooted purely in my familiarity with freewheels, as that was the only option when I started cycling.

Since then, I learned...
06-06-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,575
Posted By ctmullins

Indeed! I just snapped the final photo of the old...

Indeed! I just snapped the final photo of the old steed in its original (more or less) 700C guise:

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06-06-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,575
Posted By ctmullins

A pretty familiar story (650B conversion)

Well, it’s the end of an era. I’ve decided to convert my Nishiki Prestige to 650B.

This is actually a huge deal. This was my very first good bike, one that I assembled myself back in 1987, when I...
05-24-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 17,191
Views: 1,844,911
Posted By ctmullins

Since the pandemic, my wife and I have been...

Since the pandemic, my wife and I have been making weekend beer runs on bikes. :)

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05-24-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,643
Posted By ctmullins

Actually, I remembered a trick I learned decades...

Actually, I remembered a trick I learned decades ago from a LBS owner. I have a couple of too-long BB spindles in my stash. Totally wrong chain line when installed. But if you turn them the other...
05-23-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,643
Posted By ctmullins

Of course you guys are right. I thought the same...

Of course you guys are right. I thought the same thing right about the time you were posting, when reviewing my photos again.

So today I found a section of brake housing the right length, and went...
05-22-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,643
Posted By ctmullins

More angle. This actually shifts fairly well. Not...

More angle. This actually shifts fairly well. Not great, but not bad. Might yet need a bit more filing.

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