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06-16-19, 07:55 PM
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Posted By tp4surf

I was able to get 700x32 Challenge Gravel...

I was able to get 700x32 Challenge Gravel Grinders on my 1983 Trek 412, but had to inflate them after installing in order to clear the brake pads. I was able to run 700c wheels in place of the OEM...
04-21-19, 08:46 PM
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Posted By tp4surf

1989 Bianchi Axis finally finished...

Before: Rusted, few OEM parts, frame dented, bent...

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Strippped, powder-coated,...
02-20-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,280
Posted By tp4surf

Depends...there's cheap and then there's...

Depends...there's cheap and then there's inexpensive. On CL you see a lot of cheap MTBs like the Huffy Granite, but unless you're a fan of one-piece, riveted steel cranksets or broken no-name grip...
02-20-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 77,174
Posted By tp4surf

Yeah, I made the mistake of selling my 2007 Volpe...

Yeah, I made the mistake of selling my 2007 Volpe when an Alan Carbon Cross X33 frame caught my eye. I've been trying to replicate that Volpe ever since.
02-20-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 77,174
Posted By tp4surf

Yep..., like my wife said, "nice color, but not...

Yep..., like my wife said, "nice color, but not like my Eros". I should have asked to see the paint, although powder-coating is, well, a powder...changes color after baked. Ironically, he had a...
02-20-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 77,174
Posted By tp4surf

So...the guy at the powder coat shop told me that...

So...the guy at the powder coat shop told me that I was in luck. He had another customer ask for Bianchi Celeste and that, while it was a special order, he still had enough left to do my 1989 Axis...
02-20-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By tp4surf

Update...There were a couple of aftermarket kits...

Update...There were a couple of aftermarket kits to convert the DH3 to coil spring, but some would simply use the springs designed for an early Marz Bomber. Simply remove the top air-valve assembly...
02-14-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,480
Posted By tp4surf

I did just this with my 1983 Trek 412. Upgraded...

I did just this with my 1983 Trek 412. Upgraded the 27" rims to 700x19 to accommodate 10-sp cassette and 700x32 Challenge Gravel Grinders (cold-set frame to 130mm), used Origin8 bolt-on cable-stops...
02-11-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By tp4surf

So, as a newbie to suspension fork maintenance,...

So, as a newbie to suspension fork maintenance, Iím more than a little perplex over what I seem to have gotten myself into. This Marzocchi DH3 fork is missing one of its dampener adjuster assemblies...
02-09-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6,483
Views: 1,507,242
Posted By tp4surf

Thanks! The Axis is Bianchi Superset cromo, and...

Thanks! The Axis is Bianchi Superset cromo, and tips the scale at 24.3 with 700x32 Clement X'plo MSO. And, while it rides great on street, bike path and flat hardpack, it's no match for the steep...
02-09-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6,483
Views: 1,507,242
Posted By tp4surf

1996 Parkpre Pro 825

Picked this one up at the local bike co-op. Only the frame, front der, brakes, shifters and cromo front fork were original. The rest was a mash-up of old parts. I was mostly interested in the "Tange...
01-30-19, 01:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By tp4surf

Marzoccchi DH3 Repair

I've got my eye on a nice 26er Parkpre 825 Pro, circa 1995-96. The 825 Pro was special due to its "Tange Ultimate" cromo frame which weighed in at 4.5lbs. My intent is to build a fire road bike, one...
01-26-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 490,397
Posted By tp4surf

I've built 8 G-Bikes over the past 2-yrs, looking...

I've built 8 G-Bikes over the past 2-yrs, looking for the right combination of price, handling, and weight. This latest one may be the best......
01-26-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,375
Posted By tp4surf

Dirt Sulphur is my nemesis, regardless of bike,...

Dirt Sulphur is my nemesis, regardless of bike, componentry, tires, whatever...but at least I have a 7mi uphill ride from the trailhead to my house after the white knuckle decent.
01-25-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,375
Posted By tp4surf

I currently live in the Ojai Valley, so there's...

I currently live in the Ojai Valley, so there's always at least a 1 mi paved street/bike trail pre-ride. But I plan to move down to the beach soon, so since I'll be driving to my fav fire roads, a...
Forum: For Sale
01-24-19, 11:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,331
Posted By tp4surf

Is this bike still available?

Is this bike still available?
Forum: For Sale
01-24-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,503
Posted By tp4surf

I this bike still available?

I this bike still available?
01-24-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 77,174
Posted By tp4surf

I love the details on this bike.

I love the details on this bike.
01-24-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,375
Posted By tp4surf

It's been my experience that the decision to go...

It's been my experience that the decision to go 1x vs 2x in SoCal has a lot to do with how you get to the trailhead. If you cycle there (or also use your gravel bike as a commuter) than the...
01-24-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By tp4surf

Thanks, T-Mar, my mistake; Deore XT not LX. Date...

Thanks, T-Mar, my mistake; Deore XT not LX. Date code was "LF" for RD-M730. The date code was found on the inside of the outer pulley plate...not an easy find. It appears to me that none of the...
01-23-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,304
Posted By tp4surf

What I found most difficult about the new...

What I found most difficult about the new sub-compacts was the price. I scored an FSA Vero Pro Adventure crankset taken off a Giant ToughRoad for $30 on ebay. I took my new build out on a shake-down...
01-23-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By tp4surf

Great vid...looks like a fun place to ride,...

Great vid...looks like a fun place to ride, weather permitting.
01-23-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By tp4surf

Electric Rose Bianchi AXis model Year

I recently picked up an electric rose, Bianchi Axis, serial number is H9B22851. Its clearly a late-80s, possibly 1990 model, but I'm not sure. I found one Bianchi catalogue entry that listed...
01-23-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,304
Posted By tp4surf

I was running a 46/34 crankset with a 11-36 cass...

I was running a 46/34 crankset with a 11-36 cass and 10-sp Shimano SLX Shadow+ with TanPan on my Kona Jake the Snake. The local SoCal fire roads I ride have some tough 9% grade switchbacks. And the...
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