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07-04-16, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Yo Spiff

Thanks for the help! I had figured they...

Thanks for the help!

I had figured they were probably a year or two apart, as the Suntour XCE components were styled differently.

What segment of the serial number identified the year for you?
07-04-16, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By Yo Spiff

Neither one is going to be Italian made. The...

Neither one is going to be Italian made.
The Volpe is BS049976
The Boardwalk is HOJ22080
07-04-16, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By Yo Spiff

Then my other bikes would get jealous. The new...

Then my other bikes would get jealous. The new one needs a name, though. The Veloce is named Celeste, so that easy one is taken.
07-04-16, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By Yo Spiff

Thanks for the info. Here's some "after"...

Thanks for the info. Here's some "after" pics.
07-03-16, 07:51 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 38,806
Posted By Yo Spiff

Could be fun. I have an 20+ year old Specialized...

Could be fun. I have an 20+ year old Specialized Crossroads in the corner that I paid $45 for, but it is complete and just in need of a stripdown and rebuild. Might be more fun with more of a...
07-03-16, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By Yo Spiff

Trying to date a couple of Bianchis

I have a couple of early 90's Bianchis, A Volpe that I bought 2 years ago and a newly acquired Boardwalk.

I am pretty sure both are early 90's based on construction details and the Suntour XCE...
06-15-16, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,398
Posted By Yo Spiff

Thanks for all the good info. I've been trying to...

Thanks for all the good info. I've been trying to identify my Bennotto and the information in this thread, and a couple of other sites, has helped me identify it as a Triathlon. Mine has been...
05-01-15, 04:56 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 46,551
Posted By Yo Spiff

Reviving an old thread to add some information...

Reviving an old thread to add some information for future reference. I found this on Nitto's web site. It appears the main difference is a slight difference in the reach and drop of the bars. The...
04-19-15, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 870
Posted By Yo Spiff

Thanks for the advice. I'll take it to have a...

Thanks for the advice. I'll take it to have a professional look at it.
04-18-15, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 870
Posted By Yo Spiff

Is this a stress crack?

Found this scratch or crack near the crown of the carbon fork of my 2000 Bianchi Veloce. My better judgement tell me "don't ride this. Get the fork replaced". But I don't know what I am really...
Replies: 4
Views: 2,897
Posted By Yo Spiff

Just found this old thread while looking for...

Just found this old thread while looking for information on Yokota and figured I would dredge it up and add to it for the reference of anyone who comes along later.

I picked up this Yokota...
12-23-14, 07:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,528
Posted By Yo Spiff

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Sizing is all over the place, even with some brands it is not consistent. Measure your chest with a tape measure. I look at the chest measurements when shopping online and know I need about 46"...
11-22-14, 12:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,488
Posted By Yo Spiff

I have friction bar end shifters with an 8 speed...

I have friction bar end shifters with an 8 speed cassette and it works just great.
10-13-14, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,546
Posted By Yo Spiff

Seeking info on Bianchi Milano

I've always liked the looks of this bike and one is being advertised on my local CL. Unfortunately, it is blue rather than Celeste, and it appears to have some surface rust and a few scrapes....
09-21-14, 11:26 PM
Replies: 17,847
Views: 2,798,051
Posted By Yo Spiff

Another disguised Denali. This one has both...

Another disguised Denali. This one has both Bridgestone and Cannondale stickers on it. I will admit, it looks pretty good in the pics. Good thing I know better.
Road bike for sale...
07-11-14, 08:49 PM
Replies: 17,847
Views: 2,798,051
Posted By Yo Spiff

Self explanatory... ...

Self explanatory...
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Forum: Texas
06-09-14, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,272
Posted By Yo Spiff

Thanks. I looked at the list of Texas rides at...

Thanks. I looked at the list of Texas rides at wheelbrothers and it appears ft. Davis cyclefest is the same weekend. I know that is a scenic and popular event, and I haven't done it before.
Forum: Texas
06-08-14, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,272
Posted By Yo Spiff

"Hale on Wheels" in Plainview TX. Anyone ridden this?

Considering doing "Hale on wheels" in Plainview Texas this september. I'm originally from the other Plainview in New York and thought it might be fun to finally visit the sister city for a bike...
04-24-14, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6,571
Views: 2,016,404
Posted By Yo Spiff

Actually, the top tube on mine worked out just...

Actually, the top tube on mine worked out just about right, and I don't have long arms. My converted Trek 900 has the bar reach good, but just a touch further than ideal. The crosscut is perfect.
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03-01-14, 08:20 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,873
Posted By Yo Spiff

Since this thread was brought back up top, I'll...

Since this thread was brought back up top, I'll add that I am still using my Chinese PBSF knockoffs on 2 bikes and they are holding up just fine.
Replies: 14
Views: 1,278
Posted By Yo Spiff

I'm 5'7" and that frame appears a little too tall...

I'm 5'7" and that frame appears a little too tall for me. I normally ride a 50-51cm frame, which on a traditionally styled road frame has enough room at the headtube to fit one or two fingjers in the...
11-07-13, 11:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,322
Posted By Yo Spiff

Not just any old breaks, ALLOW breaks. Breaks are...

Not just any old breaks, ALLOW breaks. Breaks are allowed on this bike.
11-07-13, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,181
Posted By Yo Spiff

Yes, RHM is the man for a rock hard saddle. I...

Yes, RHM is the man for a rock hard saddle. I have #35 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=35) , a recovered Selle Anatomica. The leather is thick. Haven't put enough...
Forum: Foo
11-07-13, 12:56 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 25,500
Posted By Yo Spiff

The Scion Xb looks like what I used to draw a car...

The Scion Xb looks like what I used to draw a car like when I was a small child.

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11-04-13, 01:54 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 20,212
Posted By Yo Spiff

Hadn't even known of neoprene socks. I'll have to...

Hadn't even known of neoprene socks. I'll have to go have a look and try some.
11-04-13, 11:50 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 20,212
Posted By Yo Spiff

I rode with the Exustar shoes for the first time...

I rode with the Exustar shoes for the first time yesterday morning. Temperature at 6 am was in the low 40's. (Two years ago this was the temperature that had me only wanting to get back into a warm...
Forum: Touring
11-02-13, 10:55 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,994
Posted By Yo Spiff

Another vote here for the Tamrac Zipshot. I have...

Another vote here for the Tamrac Zipshot. I have the shorter Zipshot Mini, which I carry in a water bottle. The full size Zipshot is closer to the height of a normal tripod and should still carry...
10-26-13, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,001
Posted By Yo Spiff

We have one of these racks from Allen Sports on...

We have one of these racks from Allen Sports on my wife's car. Pretty decent and easy to use. A big plus is that it folds up and stows away if desired.
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10-26-13, 03:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,434
Posted By Yo Spiff

For e-mail, web surfing and viewing documents,...

For e-mail, web surfing and viewing documents, they are very convenient and light on power demands. I have a Nexus 7 and recently upgraded to a Samsung Galaxy note 8.0. The extra inch going from 7"...
10-26-13, 11:36 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,606
Posted By Yo Spiff

I recharge my headlight after every use, even if...

I recharge my headlight after every use, even if I've just been using it in flash mode during daytime riding. My understanding of lithium ion battery behavior is that they last longer if topped off,...
10-26-13, 09:06 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,606
Posted By Yo Spiff

I started off with a 200 lumen cygolite, and I...

I started off with a 200 lumen cygolite, and I consider that fine for lit streets, but found I preferred a bit brighter on an unlit trail. I upgraded to the 400 lumen model and am pretty happy with...
10-25-13, 02:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,326
Posted By Yo Spiff

I like the Salsa tape, it is grippy on the bars,...

I like the Salsa tape, it is grippy on the bars, and stretches around bends nicely. I'd prefer it without the logo, but it's not too obnoxious. Bontrager has a very similar tape that behaves almost...
10-24-13, 10:23 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 20,212
Posted By Yo Spiff

I got the Exustar shoes in today. They don't seem...

I got the Exustar shoes in today. They don't seem to have very thick insulation, perhaps an extra layer compared to my usual riding shoes. But unlike my other shoes, they are a solid coated leather...
10-17-13, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By Yo Spiff

You may have a hard time finding a replacement...

You may have a hard time finding a replacement for an exact model. Not only do you have to find that bike, but it also has to be in the right size and in good condition.

My best suggestion is to...
10-17-13, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By Yo Spiff

As previously suggested, a hybrid or older MTB of...

As previously suggested, a hybrid or older MTB of a good make with road tires is an excellent starter bike.
Forum: Introductions
10-17-13, 07:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By Yo Spiff

Sounds like you will be a regular contributor in...

Sounds like you will be a regular contributor in the lighting & gadgets forum! Welcome aboard.
10-16-13, 01:01 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 20,212
Posted By Yo Spiff

Of course after I buy them, they offer a better...

Of course after I buy them, they offer a better deal!
Forum: Commuting
10-16-13, 10:49 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,176
Posted By Yo Spiff

I have one sitting on my shelf in the original...

I have one sitting on my shelf in the original box. It straps to an arm or a leg and has a white front and red rear light. Uses two C cells. My box has a date of 1973 on it.
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Forum: Commuting
10-16-13, 09:27 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,176
Posted By Yo Spiff

Yes, the Danger Zone. I probably don't need to...

Yes, the Danger Zone. I probably don't need to top them off as often as I do, but the brightness fades gradually, so if I wait for that I don't always notice.
Forum: Commuting
10-16-13, 08:45 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,176
Posted By Yo Spiff

A good recommendation. I've got several of the...

A good recommendation. I've got several of the PDW Danger Zone, which has two 1/2 watt LED's instead of the Radbot's single 1 watter. All of them are very bright and highly visible. A possible side...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-13, 05:10 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,176
Posted By Yo Spiff

You simply need to use what I use. Problem...

You simply need to use what I use. Problem solved. ;-**
10-15-13, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 514
Posted By Yo Spiff

I've done both. I built my '92 Schwinn Crosscut...

I've done both. I built my '92 Schwinn Crosscut up from a frame I bought off of craigslist and spent 3 months finding the components I wanted on Craiglist, Ebay and swap meets. Not including the...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-13, 12:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,549
Posted By Yo Spiff

That's some serious overkill and a solution in...

That's some serious overkill and a solution in search of a problem.
10-15-13, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 827
Posted By Yo Spiff

Very unusual derailleur setup

Saw this setup at a swap meet the other day. The derailleur is attached to a braze on fitting on the chainstay, so looks to have come from the factory like this. The bike is a 90's era Schwinn...
10-15-13, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By Yo Spiff

User reviews on Amazon, Nashbar, Performance, and...

User reviews on Amazon, Nashbar, Performance, and recommendations from right here on BF. I'll often do a web search with the name of the item, with the word "review" following it. That often comes up...
10-14-13, 08:40 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 20,212
Posted By Yo Spiff

I ordered the Exustar shoes I was asking about...

I ordered the Exustar shoes I was asking about above from Nashbar today. I ordered them one metric size larger on the theory that I am a winter wimp and need extra space for more layers of socks....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-13, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By Yo Spiff

I forget who it is, but there is someone on this...

I forget who it is, but there is someone on this forum who makes some very nice looking custome leather seat packs. Might be RHM, he does leatherworking, but I'm not totally sure if he's also the...
10-14-13, 09:17 AM
Replies: 17,847
Views: 2,798,051
Posted By Yo Spiff

Hey! I used to have one of those! It was actually...

Hey! I used to have one of those! It was actually a high tech noggin protector for it's day. That was around 30 years ago, however.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-13, 05:57 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,209
Posted By Yo Spiff

What dueling? The OP inquired and we are all just...

What dueling? The OP inquired and we are all just saying what we use and why we like it. It's personal preference and no answer is right or wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-13, 01:27 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,209
Posted By Yo Spiff

Every bike I own has different size tires and I...

Every bike I own has different size tires and I would have to play musical tubes. I know I would end up with a flat and no fitting tube. I have a multitool fetish anyway, so I just have a dedicated...
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