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07-21-17, 12:34 PM
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Posted By wintermute

Thanks everyone. I was looking for lower...

Thanks everyone. I was looking for lower gearing, maybe 48 or 46 outer and 34 or 30 inner. I currently have a 40 inner and I've found myself on my next-to-lowest or lowest cog a few too many times....
07-19-17, 08:07 AM
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Posted By wintermute

Unfortunately 128 bcd small and large.

Unfortunately 128 bcd small and large.
07-19-17, 07:55 AM
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Views: 1,709
Posted By wintermute

Suggestions? Replacing Nervar Crank

Due to me and my knees getting older and needing lower gearing, I've decided to switch out the 52/40-tooth chainrings on my 1980 Motobecane to something more forgiving, say 48(or 46)/34(or 30)-tooth...
07-13-17, 11:43 AM
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Posted By wintermute

1980 GJ that I picked up in almost stock...

1980 GJ that I picked up in almost stock condition (previous owner had upgraded to Suntour Supurbe wheelset [sweet] and a tight-ranged racing cluster [not-so-sweet]). I've kept all of the original...
02-10-16, 09:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,687
Posted By wintermute

Advice - Replacement for Stolen Bianchi Volpe?

I've been out of the loop for 10 years and MAN has a lot changed. Went to the LBS for a fitting and expecting the decision to be between the Vaya and the Crosscheck. After a fitting, and due to my...
02-02-16, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,544
Posted By wintermute

Barcon Compatability with Tiagra 4700 Derailleurs

I'm shopping around for a bike and one of the ones I'm looking at (Specialized AWOL Elite) comes with a mostly Tiagra 4700 gruppo. From what I've read, there's some unique compatibility issues with...
02-01-16, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,687
Posted By wintermute

Now adding the Specialized AWOL to the list - one...

Now adding the Specialized AWOL to the list - one of the [good] LBSes told me not to knock it.
01-28-16, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,687
Posted By wintermute

Thanks Wspsux - that's definitely the kind of...

Thanks Wspsux - that's definitely the kind of information I was looking for. My bad back, freakishly long legs, and short torso will thank you.
01-27-16, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,687
Posted By wintermute

Thanks everyone! Right now I'm leaning mostly...

Thanks everyone! Right now I'm leaning mostly toward the Crosscheck - it has familiar old-school components that I'm familiar with and the geometry is almost exactly the same as my old Volpe, with...
01-25-16, 08:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,687
Posted By wintermute

Advice - Replacement for Stolen Bianchi Volpe?

My beloved 2006 Bianchi Volpe was recently stolen. I loved that bike, but I need to get back in the saddle both literally and figuratively. I used it for light touring, gravel and hardpack trail...
10-26-15, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By wintermute

Resurrecting this thread since I finally had time...

Resurrecting this thread since I finally had time to play around with this, and I'm still having problems with this...

- The two sides of the gap in the seat tube are parallel to each other.
-...
06-08-15, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By wintermute

Seat Tube Slide

I know there's been tons of threads about this, but this might be slightly different. I purchased an old Motobecane a couple of years ago, and replaced the (original) fluted seatpost with a Kalloy...
06-04-15, 09:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,277
Posted By wintermute

Older road bikes typically have more "forgiving"...

Older road bikes typically have more "forgiving" geometries. I'm 5'11", all leg, and have a modernish 58cm light tourer that I was fitted for using modern methods. I'm very comfortable on it. My...
06-03-15, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,507
Posted By wintermute

Yes, and with the provided holes in the straps,...

Yes, and with the provided holes in the straps, it snugs up under a B17 quite nicely.
06-03-15, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,507
Posted By wintermute

Brooks Isle of Wight Saddle Bags

I just picked up a Brooks medium Isle of Wight saddlebag. Not a saddle bag in the classic sense, more of a classic-looking below-seat wedge bag (but larger). Very convenient rear double zipper...
05-27-15, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,666
Posted By wintermute

Yeah, Unfortunately not enough time to order...

Yeah,

Unfortunately not enough time to order from overseas - looking to go the weekend of June 11. Looks like my choices right now are the Paselas, the Kenda K161 (no thread count listed), and...
05-26-15, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,666
Posted By wintermute

27 Inch Gravel Tires

I'm planning on riding the old carriageways around Minnewaska Lake in upstate New York. These paths are (I believe) primarily crushed stone, with some dirt and bare bedrock sections. My wife's bike...
05-11-15, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,708
Posted By wintermute

Wow, thanks everyone for keeping this thread...

Wow, thanks everyone for keeping this thread going! I've been playing around with the frame and I THINK I could maybe get 2.3s or 2.4s in there, but I'm going to stick with 2.2 max at this point...
04-22-15, 01:36 PM
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Posted By wintermute

Love it!

Love it!
03-27-15, 10:13 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 24,282
Posted By wintermute

Well done sir! Well done indeed. Let's...

Well done sir! Well done indeed.

Let's see how well this bike handles a lap around Mt. Diablo when ridden by our tame frame designer.
03-09-15, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By wintermute

Thanks everyone. Unfortunately, I decided that...

Thanks everyone. Unfortunately, I decided that discretion was the better part of valor on this one and brought it in to the LBS. They had everything buttoned up in 30 seconds.
03-08-15, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By wintermute

Thanks Andrew! That helped a lot - I'm about 80%...

Thanks Andrew! That helped a lot - I'm about 80% there. I now can get the plate past the stop, and keep the plate and seal on the bearing surfaces, but still can't "lower" it far enough into the...
03-07-15, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By wintermute

Reinstalling RD Mounting Bolt

I decided to do some rehab on a Shimano 1st gen XT rear derailleur and I think I may have been a little too clever for my own good. I decided to remove the mounting bolt and clean and degrease the...
01-30-15, 08:31 AM
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Posted By wintermute

I'm loving this one. I definitely gravitate to...

I'm loving this one. I definitely gravitate to the chunky munky, overbuilt conversions.
01-22-15, 03:40 PM
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Views: 5,708
Posted By wintermute

I'm looking to have the tires add a decent amount...

I'm looking to have the tires add a decent amount of suspension to the bike. Plus, I have plenty of bikes with respectably-sized tires, and some of those are Paselas, looking to have some fun with...
01-08-15, 04:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,708
Posted By wintermute

I have those on my Bianchi Volpe and love them...

I have those on my Bianchi Volpe and love them (actually I think it might have been based partially on your suggestion a bunch of years ago), but on this one, I'm looking for beefier tires that I can...
01-08-15, 09:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,708
Posted By wintermute

High Volume 26" Gravel Grinder Wheels

BTW - I'm an IDIOT. I meant TIRES...not WHEELS!

I've been drooling over the MTB drop bar conversion thread over at the Classic & Vintage subforum for months and have been slowly building up one...
12-31-14, 09:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,660
Posted By wintermute

I need to be pointed in the direction of one of...

I need to be pointed in the direction of one of these (or similar) mounts. I've tried using two VO handlebar mounts on my Motobecane, but they took up way too much real estate and cramped up hand...
12-31-14, 09:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,436
Posted By wintermute

It's tough with kids and work (and competing...

It's tough with kids and work (and competing hobbies). I'll book two or three events that will force me to do some decent training rides, but otherwise, I'll get in what I can get. Luckily wife's...
12-01-14, 03:03 PM
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Posted By wintermute

Awesome. I'm doing a very similar build-up. ...

Awesome. I'm doing a very similar build-up. Coloring, geometry, seat/bar height, tires all the same. Frame (Kuwahara), bars (Midge), and completion status (as in 'nowhere near') are the...
11-06-14, 11:30 AM
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Posted By wintermute

I got mine at Planet-X USA.

I got mine at Planet-X USA.
11-05-14, 02:59 PM
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Posted By wintermute

Loving this! How do you like the Fat Franks -...

Loving this! How do you like the Fat Franks - I'm undecided between them and the Big Bens for mixed surface riding.
Forum: Northeast
11-05-14, 02:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,397
Posted By wintermute

Yeah, I could definitely see that being a...

Yeah, I could definitely see that being a problem. I live on Washington, so I guess I'm just used to it. But that Neptune Ave into Cedar Creek Park is huge. Maybe Clarke to Seaman's Neck Road...
Forum: Northeast
10-21-14, 01:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,397
Posted By wintermute

Sorry, a few months late into this discussion,...

Sorry, a few months late into this discussion, but I just found out about a much easier, bike-friendly link from the Bethpage Bikeway to the Jones Beach Bike Path:

- Exit off Behtpage Bikeway...
07-29-14, 09:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 922
Posted By wintermute

My 1980 GJ does not have a semi-sloping crown,...

My 1980 GJ does not have a semi-sloping crown, pump peg, shifter bosses, or water bottle braze-ons. It DOES have single fender eyelets front and rear and a Swiss BB. The lugs (from what I can see...
07-15-14, 08:21 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,220
Posted By wintermute

My completely unscientific thought on this is...

My completely unscientific thought on this is that at least by 1980, it seems that Motobecane changed the geometry of the GJ to be less "toury" and more "sporty" with steeper angles, which would also...
07-10-14, 07:56 AM
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Posted By wintermute

:thumb:

:thumb:
07-09-14, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6,523
Views: 1,947,154
Posted By wintermute

Awesome! Think you have enough suspension? You...

Awesome! Think you have enough suspension? You should put some giant Hookworms on it and you could ride over a construction site withot feeling any bumps!
06-17-14, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6,523
Views: 1,947,154
Posted By wintermute

Please let us know how those Fat Franks ride. ...

Please let us know how those Fat Franks ride. I'm currently debating between those and the Big Bens (either Endurance or regular).
06-06-14, 01:54 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 20,179
Posted By wintermute

Definitely not in the same class as a lot of...

Definitely not in the same class as a lot of bikes here, but I figured the thread needed a nice black and red Moto - sorry about the yard - taken at the end of a long and brutal winter, before spring...
06-04-14, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,408
Posted By wintermute

The serial # placement is interesting - mine is...

The serial # placement is interesting - mine is on the non-drive side of the seat tube.
06-04-14, 05:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,408
Posted By wintermute

Not that this helps, but for additional...

Not that this helps, but for additional reference...I have a gray/gunmetal frame with the same steel sticker but no other stickers. Same size and geometry. Serial # starting with 86, but the fork...
06-01-14, 07:53 PM
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Views: 1,947,154
Posted By wintermute

I like everything about this. This is what I'm...

I like everything about this. This is what I'm going for with my WIP conversion. Heavy but uber-dependable, big volume tires, sprung saddle, spending way more than it's worth to get it that way. I...
05-30-14, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6,523
Views: 1,947,154
Posted By wintermute

Muchas Gracias! It's amazing the difference it...

Muchas Gracias! It's amazing the difference it makes. I would've mauled those bars otherwise.
05-29-14, 02:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,673
Posted By wintermute

:thumb: The OP can name it Marengo - the name...

:thumb:
The OP can name it Marengo - the name of Napoleon's horse at Waterloo, named after one of his greatest battles where the Austro-Hungarians almost wiped the floor with his army but he wound...
05-29-14, 04:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,673
Posted By wintermute

The OP could tell people it's from Nice or...

The OP could tell people it's from Nice or Corsica! ;)
05-28-14, 01:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,673
Posted By wintermute

What's wrong with the pump? If it's a Zefal, it...

What's wrong with the pump? If it's a Zefal, it belongs there, and it helps supplement the black chainring.

Love the geometry on that thing - looks like a really comfortable ride.
05-28-14, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6,523
Views: 1,947,154
Posted By wintermute

Thanks! I actually tried the "Thread the stem...

Thanks! I actually tried the "Thread the stem around the bars" as opposed to "Thread the bars through the stem" approach using a screwdriver to lever open the handlebar clamp and it worked like...
05-19-14, 04:55 AM
Replies: 6,523
Views: 1,947,154
Posted By wintermute

Agreed, plus I already bought the damn thing. A...

Agreed, plus I already bought the damn thing. A couple more failed attempts this weekend.
05-15-14, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6,523
Views: 1,947,154
Posted By wintermute

This is really a mechanics question, but I...

This is really a mechanics question, but I figured there's more collective knowledge about this on this thread than anywhere else on the forum, AND IT'S ALL YOUR (collective) FAULT THAT I'M IN THIS...
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