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10-24-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By Dfrost

I had a B17 Champion (Pro-thick leather, big...

I had a B17 Champion (Pro-thick leather, big rivets) that I had slotted by Selle An-Aatomica before they were doing their own saddles. Nice, but didn’t care for the side skirt flare under pressure....
10-16-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,856
Posted By Dfrost

reluctantsuburb, Looking at your photos, the...

reluctantsuburb,
Looking at your photos, the frame might be a size too small, or at least the seat height might be a touch low.

Try checking your leg position while coasting, after you’ve been...
Replies: 21
Views: 587
Posted By Dfrost

Looks like a nice bike! I won’t suggest a value...

Looks like a nice bike! I won’t suggest a value because I’m clearly biased.


The serial number would confirm the year pretty easily. Marinoni includes the last digit of the year. Here’s my ‘87 SN...
10-12-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 387
Posted By Dfrost

Hmmm… I have Tektro 556’s (559 predecessor w/o...

Hmmm… I have Tektro 556’s (559 predecessor w/o the QR locking nub) on my Marinoni 650B conversion. Very happy with them and the Kool Stop salmons.
...
10-07-21, 12:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 977
Posted By Dfrost

A keyed washer is nice, but certainly not...

A keyed washer is nice, but certainly not required. And then there’s my headset that doesn’t have room for any washer. Been working fine for thousands of miles. gugie added the integral cable...
10-06-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 599
Posted By Dfrost

N-Gear Jump Stop, a great device for those of us...

N-Gear Jump Stop, a great device for those of us who love our triple cranks. What made them particularly endearing when first introduced was that you got one for free from the inventor, Nick, and...
09-29-21, 01:44 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,856
Posted By Dfrost

Listen to what gugie says! He knows front loading...

Listen to what gugie says! He knows front loading and low trail, as well as 650B conversions. Here’s a before and after Gugificazione treatment with the ‘79 Miyata 912 that I purchased new.
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09-23-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,027
Posted By Dfrost

For my Specialized Flag triple, I used a 113mm...

For my Specialized Flag triple, I used a 113mm Shimano UN-55 BB with a 3.0mm DS spacer for a 44.0mm chainline that works great with a Campy Racing T FD. Some FD’s often need the extra 1.0mm (and the...
09-23-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By Dfrost

Boeshield T9 is another option, available in...

Boeshield T9 is another option, available in spray from woodworking shops (works great as a rust inhibitor on all those steel tools!) such as Woodcraft and Rockler, as well as bike shops or REI.
09-23-21, 12:27 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,896
Posted By Dfrost

My Compass (before name change to RH) tires all...

My Compass (before name change to RH) tires all measure close to spec width at typical pressures on 22mm wide rims: Chinook Pass EL (28mm) measure just over 29mm at 70-80psi, Stampede Pass EL (32mm)...
09-05-21, 12:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 489
Posted By Dfrost

I’m in the “lightly grease the tapers” camp. ...

I’m in the “lightly grease the tapers” camp.

I use 30 ft-lbs for the crank arm bolts, and 40 ft-lbs for the DS of a sealed BB, confirmed as good middle of the range numbers for each location by...
09-01-21, 01:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,343
Posted By Dfrost

I really like Campy Racing T FD’s, and only ride...

I really like Campy Racing T FD’s, and only ride triples. I tried a Suntour XC Pro that also shifted very nicely, but the Racing T’s were less likely to need trimming across on 8-speed cassette from...
08-27-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 950
Posted By Dfrost

Here’s a working link (at least it was just now)...

Here’s a working link (at least it was just now) to all the Miyata catalogs:

https://www.ragandbone.ca/Miyata/miyata_selector.html

Seems like the 712 was typically the prior year’s 912 with...
08-24-21, 01:12 PM
08-08-21, 01:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,392
Posted By Dfrost

Nice photo comparison and explanations, Steve! ...

Nice photo comparison and explanations, Steve!

Yes, there is an even earlier version with the top plate being silver and “curvy”, almost like a bare aluminum stamping rather than a machined part...
08-08-21, 12:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,436
Posted By Dfrost

I’ve enjoyed night riding since my days training...

I’ve enjoyed night riding since my days training for centuries+ after work, then there were fun group rides of 30-35 miles every Wednesday evening starting at 7:30 PM year-round, and winter work...
08-05-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 973
Posted By Dfrost

If there’s nothing in place, try feeding a thread...

If there’s nothing in place, try feeding a thread through one end with a vacuum attached to the other opening. Once the thread emerges, tape a cable to it and pull that through. Then run housing over...
07-29-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,564
Posted By Dfrost

A suggestion for several of these vintage cranks...

A suggestion for several of these vintage cranks such as the Sugino AT and “Flag” cranks: Do a bit of stress relief filing and polishing where the DS arm meets the spider, as well as frequent...
07-21-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,166
Posted By Dfrost

This “Hall of Fame” seems to feature volume-built...

This “Hall of Fame” seems to feature volume-built bikes. No excuses are needed, except perhaps for mine that are anything but.

But I’m surprised no owner of a French randonnuese (spelling?) has...
07-21-21, 12:57 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,166
Posted By Dfrost

I have one of each, the red ‘87 SLX Marinoni...

I have one of each, the red ‘87 SLX Marinoni posted above in #14 that always has a large seat-post rear bag (about 7.5 l capacity), and the rando-bagged ‘79 Miyata 912 below with Gugificazione!...
07-20-21, 12:08 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,166
Posted By Dfrost

Not exactly a “production bike”, Simonne Marinoni...

Not exactly a “production bike”, Simonne Marinoni called this a Sport Tourer in her response to my SN inquiry:

1987 SLX Marinoni, here with 700x32’s that just fit under the short reach calipers:...
07-18-21, 12:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By Dfrost

The “Q” stamping indicate those that are part of...

The “Q” stamping indicate those that are part of the original cassette. The finish that looks common to all of them suggests that they are the original set. You’ll find that one in the table within...
07-15-21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 10,001
Posted By Dfrost

I had the opportunity to examine RoS’s gem at...

I had the opportunity to examine RoS’s gem at length today. I’ve always enjoyed seeing (and sometimes riding extensively, before his bigger frame fit revelation) many of the bikes he’s transformed.
...
07-14-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By Dfrost

Is there a used bike emporium or coop near you?...

Is there a used bike emporium or coop near you? Pretty sure that they would have LOTS of 110 BCD chain rings.

And you could post a WTB on the C&V Sales sub-forum. We probably have even more.
06-10-21, 12:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,551
Posted By Dfrost

Yes, as tricky notes, both of my bikes use Sachs...

Yes, as tricky notes, both of my bikes use Sachs New Success Ergo brifters. (And I call them brifters all the time. No reason not to!) The RD are both Sachs NS medium cage that appear to be...
03-24-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,541
Posted By Dfrost

The Marinoni in its 650B setup with Berthoud...

The Marinoni in its 650B setup with Berthoud fenders. Pretty sure there are better fender lines than this elsewhere in this thread. But another excuse for C&V bike p**n should not be passed up!
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03-24-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By Dfrost

Doug Fattic, Love your thorough, but always clear...

Doug Fattic, Love your thorough, but always clear and understandable responses! Thank you for being a frequent contributor here.
03-08-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 25,008
Posted By Dfrost

The 1976 65cm Masi GC that my wife found as a...

The 1976 65cm Masi GC that my wife found as a frame/fork to replace the (too small) 60cm ‘72 (also champagne) from my brief racing days back then. Unlike the earlier one that was awesome everywhere,...
03-07-21, 02:31 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,723
Posted By Dfrost

My wife’s previous bike was this Erickson custom....

My wife’s previous bike was this Erickson custom. He’s known for his “art bikes”, and this one with its snowflake scheme is relatively modest.
...
03-07-21, 02:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,234
Posted By Dfrost

There are many threads here on C&V that feature...

There are many threads here on C&V that feature plenty of “bike p*rn”. This one, now 14 years old and still going strong, has LOTS of pics, all featuring classic frames that have been built up with...
02-25-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,345
Posted By Dfrost

There are racks new and used (check your local...

There are racks new and used (check your local bike co-op for the latter), that attach to the brake bridge, like this one. Personally, I’d avoid any rack that attaches by simply clamping.
...
02-05-21, 01:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 831
Posted By Dfrost

Jeff Lyon says he’ll will build a fork for $285....

Jeff Lyon says he’ll will build a fork for $285. Not sure what parameters are associated with them, but BQ liked his L’Avecaise.

https://www.lyonsport.com/frames-0
02-02-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,297
Posted By Dfrost

That kickstand will be very handy with a trailer...

That kickstand will be very handy with a trailer attached. Let’s you focus on getting kid in/out of trailer safely without worrying about the bike or a place to lean it.

Once the kids are riding...
01-31-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,130
Posted By Dfrost

shnibop, if you expect the buyer to pick up this...

shnibop, if you expect the buyer to pick up this load of treasures, you probably should mention where you’re located.
01-29-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 12,869
Posted By Dfrost

Mine are both triples, like Andy_K’s, who is my...

Mine are both triples, like Andy_K’s, who is my go-to riding buddy when we’re on shared rides out here in short-and-steep PNW. (Maybe we can get back to those eventually!) These would be fast with a...
01-22-21, 01:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,018
Posted By Dfrost

Thanks for those reminders, DD!

Thanks for those reminders, DD!
01-05-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,706
Posted By Dfrost

Wife-to-be and I met literally in the middle of...

Wife-to-be and I met literally in the middle of the 200-mile Seattle-to-Portland ride in 1993, then became good friends training for a one-day version of the STP in ‘96. We starting dating later that...
01-02-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By Dfrost

Seattle area transfer stations (aka, “the dump”)...

Seattle area transfer stations (aka, “the dump”) all have separate containers set aside for collecting bikes, and anything that might be a bike part. Bike Works (bikeworks.org), where several C&Vers...
01-02-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 26,580
Posted By Dfrost

Guess another thing that bugs me is people...

Guess another thing that bugs me is people critical of others’ positions on their bikes that are clearly ridden often and long!

I’d love to be around when those of you critical of drop bars close...
01-01-21, 01:42 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,026
Posted By Dfrost

I had the pleasure to check RiddleOfSteel’s...

I had the pleasure to check RiddleOfSteel’s touch up work in person after the broken spoke rescue. It certainly passes the “five foot” test! I needed to get quite close to find the repaint and the...
12-26-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,421
Posted By Dfrost

Thank you for making that point!

Thank you for making that point!
12-16-20, 02:17 AM
Replies: 8,063
Views: 2,585,618
Posted By Dfrost

An upgrade to Ergo brake shifters (often known as...

An upgrade to Ergo brake shifters (often known as “brifters”) will require:

Pair of Campy brifters, minimum “speed” (number of rear cogs) is 8, and those will only be available used, but there are...
12-14-20, 01:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,909
Posted By Dfrost

Be carefully with your generalities. Height to...

Be carefully with your generalities. Height to leg length proportions are not constant.

I’m down to 6’0” after shrinking about an inch in the last decade or so, but the frame size of this 63cm/25”...
12-11-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,805
Posted By Dfrost

Really good, light and supple tires in wider...

Really good, light and supple tires in wider sizes.
Increased focus on room to run those tires.
Small, powerful lights with great run times, and they don’t require a water bottle cage for the...
12-10-20, 02:20 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,310
Posted By Dfrost

Not sure what would have been the justification...

Not sure what would have been the justification for them on a 1979 Miyata 912. They were a bit more visible - two full circumference seat tube bands - on several other models in the ‘79 lineup...
12-10-20, 01:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,889
Posted By Dfrost

Congratulations to both of you!

Congratulations to both of you!
12-09-20, 12:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,834
Posted By Dfrost

This the AD you brought to my first Velo Cult...

This the AD you brought to my first Velo Cult where we met. Great memories.
12-07-20, 02:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,337
Posted By Dfrost

You put on a new chain, but that’s the original...

You put on a new chain, but that’s the original freewheel? How “stretched” was the old chain?

Sounds like a classic case of worn cog teeth. Have you tried a new freewheel?

You might also want...
12-03-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,323
Posted By Dfrost

I brought just the fork from my ‘79 Miyata 912...

I brought just the fork from my ‘79 Miyata 912 (previously measured as unsuitable for 650B conversion) to gugie at one of the late, great and much-missed Portland Velo-Cult gatherings to request...
11-27-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 25,902
Posted By Dfrost

We spent quite a bit “refreshing” the interior of...

We spent quite a bit “refreshing” the interior of our house last year, including revealing, expanding and refinishing the hardwood floors throughout the main floor, which necessitated new rugs, of...
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