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11-01-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,234
Posted By Shady Rascal

I've got a policy against going to my LBS. ...

I've got a policy against going to my LBS.

So I guess that works out.
10-24-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,303
Posted By Shady Rascal

I've had one on my Centurion for 3 or 4 years. I...

I've had one on my Centurion for 3 or 4 years. I like it just fine.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-DZBGthZ/0/X2/i-DZBGthZ-X2.jpg (https://thegrumpyfireman.smugmug.com/Bicycles/i-DZBGthZ/A)
10-17-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10,201
Views: 1,252,018
Posted By Shady Rascal

I spent way too much money on DuraAce parts when...

I spent way too much money on DuraAce parts when I rebuilt it about 5 years ago. But, it's still my favorite bike. To this middle age owner, it's a ripper.
...
09-30-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By Shady Rascal

I just got mine in the mail today. I got it from...

I just got mine in the mail today. I got it from the eBay link posted above. Great deal for 8 bucks delivered.
09-25-21, 03:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,483
Posted By Shady Rascal

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10-04-18, 02:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,479
Posted By Shady Rascal

I run a pretty swell modern crankset on one of my...

I run a pretty swell modern crankset on one of my Centurions. It came from Planet X over the pond. Not too expensive either. Certainly cheaper than VO.

113mm, Square taper BB fitting
11 speed...
09-07-18, 06:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,460
Posted By Shady Rascal

As most questions, the correct answer is often...

As most questions, the correct answer is often "Centurion".

https://photos.smugmug.com/Bicycles/i-mPRDXB6/0/5068a095/XL/IMG_2690-XL.jpg (https://thegrumpyfireman.smugmug.com/Bicycles/i-mPRDXB6/A)...
08-23-18, 05:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,214
Posted By Shady Rascal

I replaced all my clipless setups with MKS Lambda...

I replaced all my clipless setups with MKS Lambda pedals. For the kind of riding I do, it's a better fit for me.
10-21-16, 11:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,372
Posted By Shady Rascal

It is an 89 Expert frame. As a matter of fact,...

It is an 89 Expert frame. As a matter of fact, you bought the Suntour GPX groupset that came off of it a couple of years ago.

I've currently got the green powdercoat 89 Expert 58cm frame set...
10-18-16, 04:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,313
Posted By Shady Rascal

What size is that little fella ? It looks like...

What size is that little fella ? It looks like that frame would nearly fit in your pocket.
10-17-16, 04:38 AM
Replies: 402
Views: 101,331
Posted By Shady Rascal

Not trying to hijack the thread since I love VO...

Not trying to hijack the thread since I love VO parts, but as far as the drillium crankset, I like the one from Planet X for around 60 dollars.
...
10-16-16, 08:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,372
Posted By Shady Rascal

If you're anywhere around north Texas I have two...

If you're anywhere around north Texas I have two size 58 Ironman framesets here that I'd part with.
10-16-16, 05:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,018
Posted By Shady Rascal

If the Technomic is too tall for you, there are...

If the Technomic is too tall for you, there are tons of normal length quill stems to keep your bars lower.

Here's a quick option for 20 bucks delivered.

Origin8 Classic Sport Bicycle Quill Stem...
10-14-16, 08:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,040
Posted By Shady Rascal

Pretty much the answer to any bike question is...

Pretty much the answer to any bike question is Centurion Ironman, but in this case you specified 32mm tires so that's out. The Miyata suggestion has merit. They seemed to be built roomy for larger...
10-12-16, 12:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,372
Posted By Shady Rascal

The green frame is powdercoat. The decals are...

The green frame is powdercoat. The decals are what they are. Velocals only sells so many varieties so you have to take what you can get. Though, it defies me as to how someone can tell a master from...
10-12-16, 10:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,372
Posted By Shady Rascal

I have two extra 58cm Ironman framesets here. ...

I have two extra 58cm Ironman framesets here.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Bicycles/i-LgwT7Nm/0/XL/IMG_2639-XL.jpg (https://thegrumpyfireman.smugmug.com/Bicycles/i-LgwT7Nm/A)
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10-12-16, 04:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,372
Posted By Shady Rascal

I've got two 58cm Ironmans here on hand if you...

I've got two 58cm Ironmans here on hand if you need any specific measurements still.
09-29-16, 01:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,653
Posted By Shady Rascal

You sound like a patient man. I have much less...

You sound like a patient man. I have much less tact than you apparently do. "Oh, I build bad bikes huh ? Well let me point you and your credit card toward the nearest bike store"
09-24-16, 03:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,606
Posted By Shady Rascal

I'm sure I'm missing something obvious here, but...

I'm sure I'm missing something obvious here, but why the lever change ? I don't understand what the replacement levers will offer you that the original ones don't.
09-20-16, 05:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,584
Posted By Shady Rascal

To bring the topic to a close, I really...

To bring the topic to a close, I really appreciate everyone who took the time to offer me advice on this thread. Ultimately I chose the Velo Orange rims. They were the cheapest delivered price that I...
09-20-16, 05:41 PM
Replies: 18,836
Views: 2,302,270
Posted By Shady Rascal

A little 31 miler on the local MUP today. ...

A little 31 miler on the local MUP today.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Bike-Ride-Pics/i-spTw7xH/0/XL/IMG_2730-XL.jpg (https://thegrumpyfireman.smugmug.com/Bike-Ride-Pics/i-spTw7xH/A)
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09-20-16, 04:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,721
Posted By Shady Rascal

I have one of those on my 88 Ironman. You'll be...

I have one of those on my 88 Ironman. You'll be pleased when you receive it. A bargain at 60 odd dollars.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Bicycles/i-7SmRqrp/0/XL/IMG_2621-XL.jpg...
09-19-16, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 731
Posted By Shady Rascal

If you want to branch out just a little, here is...

If you want to branch out just a little, here is a very good quality left side grey shifter for short money.

Pre Owned Suntour GPX Front Left Non Drive Side Shifter | eBay...
09-19-16, 11:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,747
Posted By Shady Rascal

Yes sir, the stem is a new Nitto Technomic. As I...

Yes sir, the stem is a new Nitto Technomic. As I get older I'm finding higher handlebars make my life better.
09-19-16, 10:54 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 17,247
Posted By Shady Rascal

High flange hubs on a working man's budget.... A...

High flange hubs on a working man's budget.... A pair of Suntour hubs that I cut out of a pair of gaspipe Miyata 27" wheels. I'm currently building a pair of 650b wheels around these.
...
09-19-16, 08:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,747
Posted By Shady Rascal

I'm calling this one finished. To recap the...

I'm calling this one finished.

To recap the changes I have made. I wasn't pleased with the gearing that originally came on the bike. So, I found a nice triple crankset and polished and primped it...
09-17-16, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By Shady Rascal

Tap the appropriate size crown race down onto...

Tap the appropriate size crown race down onto your new fork and put it together.
09-13-16, 09:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,088
Posted By Shady Rascal

It's got a pretty uncommon crankset. ...

It's got a pretty uncommon crankset.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Bicycles/i-Knzcbfk/0/XL/IMG_2705-XL.jpg (https://thegrumpyfireman.smugmug.com/Bicycles/i-Knzcbfk/A)
...
09-12-16, 07:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,088
Posted By Shady Rascal

Mine has 118 bcd chain rings and I couldn't find...

Mine has 118 bcd chain rings and I couldn't find much option to work with as far as replacement rings. In my case I just bought a Sakae 28-38-48 off eBay that uses common bcd rings.
09-11-16, 04:01 PM
Replies: 18,836
Views: 2,302,270
Posted By Shady Rascal

A little local toddle on the MUP with my wife....

A little local toddle on the MUP with my wife. She doesn't ride much but she does like to ride down the MUP to the food truck park for lunch on a weekend.

I took this picture in the same spot...
09-11-16, 03:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,747
Posted By Shady Rascal

I've got 52-46-28 on this thing. The gap between...

I've got 52-46-28 on this thing. The gap between 46 and 28 is annoying to me. I find myself wanting to fall below 48 but not all the way to the basement with the 28. Lack of chain ring availability...
09-11-16, 12:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,747
Posted By Shady Rascal

First, let me emphasize that these pictures are...

First, let me emphasize that these pictures are not the final pictures, they are current pictures.

I'm not happy with the gearing on this bike. Everyone raves about half step (plus granny)...
09-10-16, 12:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,747
Posted By Shady Rascal

Pictures will be posted tomorrow. My wife and I...

Pictures will be posted tomorrow. My wife and I have a little MUP ride with food truck park lunch planned.
09-08-16, 08:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,584
Posted By Shady Rascal

Do you have any experience with ordering straight...

Do you have any experience with ordering straight from them ? I looked at the website, and a pair of 36H rims is 98 dollars, which is right at what one of them costs from Compass. But shipping from...
09-08-16, 07:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,584
Posted By Shady Rascal

I'm a bit of a corn-fed fellow at 220 pounds or...

I'm a bit of a corn-fed fellow at 220 pounds or so. I'm shooting for 650x38 tires on this thing. The measuring tape says that there is plenty of room but I want to get the wheels built and on the...
09-08-16, 06:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,584
Posted By Shady Rascal

These are the hubs I'll be using for the build. I...

These are the hubs I'll be using for the build. I actually cut them out of the old 27" wheels. After a little clean up and fresh bearing balls they sure seem nice to me. A poor man's high flange hub...
09-08-16, 06:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,584
Posted By Shady Rascal

I appreciate all of the opinions offered here....

I appreciate all of the opinions offered here. I've been leaning most heavily towards the VO rims since I can get them free shipping through Amazon which saves me nearly twenty dollars versus buying...
09-08-16, 05:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,584
Posted By Shady Rascal

Choosing 650B rims for my first wheel build

I'm about to embark on my first wheel build. I'll be using a pair of Suntour high flange hubs with a 7 speed freewheel. I'm trying to figure out which 650B rims to buy to complement them.

The...
09-03-16, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By Shady Rascal

Thank you all. A derailleur has been found and...

Thank you all. A derailleur has been found and paid for thanks to rjhammett .
09-02-16, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By Shady Rascal

Thank you. Please do check on the price.

Thank you. Please do check on the price.
09-02-16, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By Shady Rascal

Wanted: Suntour Cyclone rear derailleur

I'm looking for a Cyclone Mark II GT, which is the long cage rear derailleur.
09-02-16, 02:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,120
Posted By Shady Rascal

No build thread yet. I just took it out yesterday...

No build thread yet. I just took it out yesterday to begin adjusting things to my liking. I'm still waiting on my handlebar wrap from Niagra. They are very slow at processing an order.
09-01-16, 09:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,120
Posted By Shady Rascal

No reason for concern. It's a Technomic and it's...

No reason for concern. It's a Technomic and it's inserted well beyond the minimum line. I'm not a short man.
09-01-16, 08:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,120
Posted By Shady Rascal

I took mine out for a ride today. It's kind of...

I took mine out for a ride today. It's kind of the Cadillac of bicycles. Plus, young ladies throw their panties at me when I ride it. I know it's due to the bike because I'm uglier than a sack of...
08-31-16, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10,201
Views: 1,252,018
Posted By Shady Rascal

Why ? So I can impress some people on a forum...

Why ? So I can impress some people on a forum board ?

I'll adjust it to where it suits me. I rode several thousand miles on an Ironman last year. This build has some changes to address stuff I...
08-31-16, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10,201
Views: 1,252,018
Posted By Shady Rascal

It's a Holdsworth compact from PlanetX in...

It's a Holdsworth compact from PlanetX in England. It cost right at 60 bucks delivered. The bottom bracket is a 113mm Shimano 55 from Amazon which was somewhere around 18 dollars IIRC.

The reason...
08-30-16, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10,201
Views: 1,252,018
Posted By Shady Rascal

The stem will surely make it's way down as I fit...

The stem will surely make it's way down as I fit the bike to myself. Just not as low as the bars were before I rebuilt this bike. I'm getting some back issues as time goes on. This is my first...
08-30-16, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10,201
Views: 1,252,018
Posted By Shady Rascal

You and I have done business before. You bought...

You and I have done business before. You bought my Suntour parts off of my other Ironman last year. I had a different login name and lost my info so I had to start a new one.
Replies: 6
Views: 780
Posted By Shady Rascal

Good eye Texaspandj. It was my main bike last...

Good eye Texaspandj. It was my main bike last year but I just wanted to get back to an original paint scheme Ironman. So, I found a second frame and swapped a lot of the components over to it and...
08-30-16, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10,201
Views: 1,252,018
Posted By Shady Rascal

The 11 speed 105 hubs still measure 130. It...

The 11 speed 105 hubs still measure 130. It slides in with just the slightest of pressure with your thumbs.
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