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09-15-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 772
Posted By Dfrost

For C&V bike scientists everywhere, I conducted...

For C&V bike scientists everywhere, I conducted an experiment with my Dia-Compe G brazed post centerpull, entirely removing one spring.
...
09-15-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 950
Posted By Dfrost

Don’t know about “everyone”, but I prefer...

Don’t know about “everyone”, but I prefer two-bolt posts (1st gen VO Long Setback is a favorite) because the saddle angle can be easily and finely adjusted without disturbing anything else, quite...
09-14-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 955
Posted By Dfrost

My Dad and I raced Sunfish, and the narrower...

My Dad and I raced Sunfish, and the narrower cockpit-less Sailfish for many years on our neighborhood lake SW of Denver. Serious fun, nowhere near the money pit of larger boats.

Bike content: As...
09-11-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 544
Posted By Dfrost

A beautiful scenic spot overlooking the north end...

A beautiful scenic spot overlooking the north end of Puget Sound on Chuckanut Drive. Here with the Marinoni:
...
09-11-20, 12:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 875
Posted By Dfrost

That’s a great video compilation. She had some...

That’s a great video compilation. She had some great lines on Game of Thrones.
09-07-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 783
Posted By Dfrost

This 1979 Miyata 912, bought new when I worked in...

This 1979 Miyata 912, bought new when I worked in Boulder, CO, has gone through four major generations. It was improved throughout Generation One with many component changes, including seatpost -...
09-05-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,631
Posted By Dfrost

I've been using 8-speed Sachs Ergo shifting...

I've been using 8-speed Sachs Ergo shifting (Campy Ergo with slightly different spacing) for over 25 years. Very easy to set up, and I might tweak the rear adjustment once/year.
08-28-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,394
Posted By Dfrost

I briefly used an M18, and yes, direct attachment...

I briefly used an M18, and yes, direct attachment to mid-fork eyelets is possible and preferable. To get the rack farther back, so tombstone would be closer to the head tube, I drilled an additional...
08-24-20, 12:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By Dfrost

Measure the overall dimension of the rim + a...

Measure the overall dimension of the rim + a small ball bearing that fits between the lip and “floor”. Then measure the ball bearing alone and subtract. Voila...

Regardless, I’d also say the rim...
08-15-20, 12:09 AM
Replies: 2,378
Views: 779,241
Posted By Dfrost

You do get the nicest bikes, pcb ! I’m not giving...

You do get the nicest bikes, pcb ! I’m not giving up my Marinoni, but yours are so sweet and set up so nicely.
08-14-20, 12:00 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 96,243
Posted By Dfrost

Two that I’d consider if I was in the market: ...

Two that I’d consider if I was in the market:

Jeff Lyon in Oregon
https://www.lyonsport.com
Also check his Flickr album:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/30361758@N08/

Terraferma Cycles...
08-13-20, 01:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,786
Posted By Dfrost

ChrisCranks , Tell us where you live, either...

ChrisCranks , Tell us where you live, either directly in a post, or as most do, in your User CP information that will show up under your avatar. We would really love to help you shop CraigsList, etc....
08-12-20, 12:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 465
Posted By Dfrost

I used Campy Omega 19 clinchers on my ‘92 Klein....

I used Campy Omega 19 clinchers on my ‘92 Klein. They are nice rims, double wall spoke ferrules, and stayed reliably true for many thousands of miles, including hundreds of fast-ish group rides, many...
08-10-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,652
Posted By Dfrost

I use Pro Link Gold or Boeshield T9 (very similar...

I use Pro Link Gold or Boeshield T9 (very similar wax in solvent). Per Pro Link’s recommendation, I clean the chain first with a generous lube application, back pedal a bunch, wipe down. Repeat that...
08-10-20, 12:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 732
Posted By Dfrost

Over the last 38 years, I’ve owned and serviced a...

Over the last 38 years, I’ve owned and serviced a pair Campy Record hubs from the 8-speed Exadrive period, a pair of Mavic sealed bearing 501’s, a pair of DT 240’s, and LOTS of Shimano 2nd tier hubs...
07-21-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,298
Posted By Dfrost

Maybe because this thread is eight years old?

Maybe because this thread is eight years old?
07-21-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 548
Posted By Dfrost

H+Son tb14’s have no decals whatsoever. The only...

H+Son tb14’s have no decals whatsoever. The only brand marker is the small black support plate around the Presta valve hole. You can just make it out near 9:00 on the rear 700C here:
...
07-11-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 854
Posted By Dfrost

You don’t absolutely need the washer in the...

You don’t absolutely need the washer in the headset to gain a few millimeters. I also have stack height limitations on my Miyata, and have been running this Ultegra sealed bearing HS for thousands of...
07-09-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 9,494
Posted By Dfrost

Nothing on my bikes is even remotely period...

Nothing on my bikes is even remotely period correct! Except the engine, I suppose.
07-09-20, 12:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By Dfrost

I'm sure Brewsmith will also answer, but I’m...

I'm sure Brewsmith will also answer, but I’m using mine with a 126mm SKF. It did, however, need about 5mm of spacers on the DS to get the chainline correct and keep the granny ring bolts away from...
07-08-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,664
Posted By Dfrost

I’ll play, since my late night thoughts go down...

I’ll play, since my late night thoughts go down these lines.

Frame: Either L’Avecaise or custom LyonSport from Jeff Lyon. I’m also intrigued by Terraferma, but Lyon is more likely since I could...
07-07-20, 02:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,363
Posted By Dfrost

I use these sizes that are the largest that fit...

I use these sizes that are the largest that fit for each application: 28mm Chinook Pass EL with fenders on the Miyata, 32mm Stampede Pass EL on the Marinoni. (FWIW, I also have a set of 650Bx38mm...
07-04-20, 12:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By Dfrost

I’ve been using these Zefal Gizmos for a second...

I’ve been using these Zefal Gizmos for a second water bottle mount on my ‘79 Miyata’s seattube for years without concern. They are very secure - haven’t touched ‘em for at least 10 years. Yes, it...
06-15-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,828
Posted By Dfrost

Or “Family & Friends” when you’re dealing with...

Or “Family & Friends” when you’re dealing with PayPal.
06-13-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,947
Posted By Dfrost

From all of the above comments, you should...

From all of the above comments, you should conclude that you won’t feel any difference (except maybe the opposite of your goal) going to a different 7-speed clincher wheel set. Tubulars, on the other...
06-01-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 744
Posted By Dfrost

+1 on that! I spent a long time looking for a...

+1 on that! I spent a long time looking for a leak in a Schwalbe tube one night under a streetlight, until I finally realized that the core wasn’t fully tight. Now there’s a Park valve tool in each...
06-01-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Posted By Dfrost

Looks like a nice trip, 52telecaster . ...

Looks like a nice trip, 52telecaster .


Thanks for that photo, gugie ! I didn’t have a good single bike shot, and never took one all loaded up.

And they were significant side winds, somewhere...
05-30-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 878
Posted By Dfrost

+1 on sensitivity to saddle tilt, and love for...

+1 on sensitivity to saddle tilt, and love for two-bolt seatposts.
05-30-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 19,572
Posted By Dfrost

Here’s Sadie and a favorite toy. We call her a...

Here’s Sadie and a favorite toy. We call her a “shepherd mix”. DNA test with saliva sample said 25% American Bulldog (!), the rest was a mix of mixes.
...
05-13-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 15,337
Posted By Dfrost

When I was getting back into cycling in 1992, I...

When I was getting back into cycling in 1992, I purchased this 60cm Klein Performance as a frameset from Montlake Bicycles in Bellevue, WA. They kept trying to put me on a 58cm, but I insisted on the...
05-13-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 655
Posted By Dfrost

I get spokes from Universal. I’m a big fan of the...

I get spokes from Universal. I’m a big fan of the DT brand, but Sapim and Wheelsmith are also excellent. Butted spokes with a thinner diameter over most of the length, such as DT Competition,...
05-11-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,237
Posted By Dfrost

The saddle rail clamps are behind the axis of the...

The saddle rail clamps are behind the axis of the seat post. This one is pretty extreme in that regard, letting me use a saddle with shorter rails, typical of leather saddles such Brooks, Gilles...
05-09-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 16,073
Views: 1,667,846
Posted By Dfrost

Two Surprises in Snoqualmie Valley

Apologies from the get-go for no pictures (left my phone at home). But what follows really did happen, I promise!

My wife, Mary, is doing well in her recovery from shoulder replacement last...
05-08-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,736
Posted By Dfrost

I’ve always liked Specialized Body Geometry...

I’ve always liked Specialized Body Geometry gloves, and have a newer pair of Pearl Izumi gloves that are also nice.
05-08-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,656
Posted By Dfrost

This has been (mostly) a fascinating thread. Love...

This has been (mostly) a fascinating thread. Love the contributions from frame builder Doug Fattic , hoping that bulgie might weigh in, as well.

Far more important is the bike feel “magic” imbued...
05-07-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,237
Posted By Dfrost

Gilles Berthoud Aravis. One on each bike; here’s...

Gilles Berthoud Aravis. One on each bike; here’s the older one (S/N 831; newer one is 10337) after two years/5,000 miles. It’s now up to 11,500 happy miles, still fabulously comfortable and even...
05-01-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,621
Posted By Dfrost

I’m a big fan of versatile bikes, especially...

I’m a big fan of versatile bikes, especially since the stable has to be kept small.

A Tubus Fly SS rack lives on my Marinoni SLX Sports Tourer (43.5cm chainstays, 103cm wheelbase) mostly...
04-26-20, 01:30 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,625
Posted By Dfrost

My 650B wheels (used sometimes on the Marinoni)...

My 650B wheels (used sometimes on the Marinoni) have Pacenti Brevet rims, and 700C sets for both bikes are tb14’s. I was actually waiting for a set of 700C Brevets when they were first announced. But...
04-19-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 2,378
Views: 779,241
Posted By Dfrost

Full fenders with mud flaps,.

Full fenders with mud flaps,.
04-10-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,744
Posted By Dfrost

First, apologies to Chr0m0ly if this becomes a...

First, apologies to Chr0m0ly if this becomes a thread ambush. And full credit gugie for all his lovely work, as well as the connection to Dave Cain of Waxwings bags.

Some highlights below, but...
04-08-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,476
Posted By Dfrost

Welcome! If you sign up as a paid member, you’ll...

Welcome! If you sign up as a paid member, you’ll have access to the Classic & Vintage sales sub forum, and as a bonus, you won’t get any ads! You could then start a WTB post. You might want to post a...
04-02-20, 01:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 625
Posted By Dfrost

Having spent time in your garage, Andy, and...

Having spent time in your garage, Andy, and appreciating the bounty that it now holds, that really made me chuckle!
03-30-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,648
Posted By Dfrost

Mark, Thank you for that fantastic...

Mark,

Thank you for that fantastic description of the early days at R&E!

My wife had Glenn Erickson make a custom in 1996, so we got to know him a bit through that experience. Then he (and his...
03-23-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,854
Posted By Dfrost

If budget factored in, I’d look pretty closely at...

If budget factored in, I’d look pretty closely at a Crust Lightning Bolt, preferably with canti brakes. The BQ review was very positive. Judging from a friend’s example, they’ve improved the fork...
03-22-20, 12:34 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 13,386
Posted By Dfrost

Marinoni ...

Marinoni
https://photos.smugmug.com/Bicycles/Davids-Bicycles/i-jc9zFL2/0/2d772bfb/L/IMG_4934-L.jpg (https://dfrost.smugmug.com/Bicycles/Davids-Bicycles/i-jc9zFL2/A)
03-12-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,886
Posted By Dfrost

Kedge, have you considered building your own...

Kedge, have you considered building your own wheels? It’s an extremely gratifying skill, IMHO.

My wife, also an avid cyclist (we met literally in the middle of the 200-mile Seattle-to-Portland...
02-22-20, 12:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,744
Posted By Dfrost

My ‘79 912, which was originally quite similar to...

My ‘79 912, which was originally quite similar to your lovely 710 although with more tire clearance having started as 27”, was not a good 650B candidate, since it would only take 32’s even at the...
02-17-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,002
Posted By Dfrost

Look for “Fire in the Frame”, about Giuseppe...

Look for “Fire in the Frame”, about Giuseppe Marinoni, his frame building and hour record quest. Full length film available from Amazon.
...
02-03-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,127
Posted By Dfrost

Who devised the cable replacement process on some...

Who devised the cable replacement process on some of those SRAM Grip shifters found on so many hybrids? Maybe the figured, assuming they thought about it at all, that the bike would be worn out or...
01-24-20, 01:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 814
Posted By Dfrost

+1 Either 7- or 8-speed Shimano cassettes are...

+1
Either 7- or 8-speed Shimano cassettes are easy to disassemble, then reconfigure with the gears you want, using loose Shimano or SRAM cogs taken from alternate cassettes. Both bikes are Sachs...
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