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06-05-16, 06:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,927
Posted By BentLink

I have them as part of a full MAVIC gruppo on my...

I have them as part of a full MAVIC gruppo on my Peugeot from mid-1980s. They are wonderful!
07-30-15, 06:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,971
Posted By BentLink

That Buenos Aires is pretty... From here. 'Glad...

That Buenos Aires is pretty... From here. 'Glad it rides well.

I'm in with a Fondriest from 1999 or 2000--funky hydro formed Dedaccia steel and a very colorful paint job...fantastic ride....
07-18-15, 02:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,656
Posted By BentLink

Hah! Try finding tools for a MAVIC headset! ...

Hah! Try finding tools for a MAVIC headset!
http://www.cadre.org/bike_stuff/Mavic/Tools/DSC_8518.JPG
07-13-15, 05:08 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 19,116
Posted By BentLink

C'dales of that vintage are excellent--stiff,...

C'dales of that vintage are excellent--stiff, light, and durable. The welds are finished very nicely and they climb quite well if you do your part. No change you suggest is irreversible, so dive in...
05-30-15, 08:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 682
Posted By BentLink

The ergonomics look great on those, especially...

The ergonomics look great on those, especially for riding on the hoods. I would not be concerned with the durability if the plastic structure--modern materials are mighty tough.
05-29-15, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,575
Posted By BentLink

They welded up some stiff frames just over the...

They welded up some stiff frames just over the mountain from me, and they climb like a billy goat (if you do your part). Lovely build...many happy miles to you!
04-16-15, 05:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,101
Posted By BentLink

That looks like a very fine ride! I really like...

That looks like a very fine ride! I really like that vintage of Pug...
03-17-15, 06:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,623
Posted By BentLink

Keep riding, and thanks for some motivation!

Keep riding, and thanks for some motivation!
02-15-15, 08:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,552
Posted By BentLink

You've only got seven months to autumn, but it's...

You've only got seven months to autumn, but it's probably easy to find good deals on last year's blowers now :)
02-02-15, 06:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,139
Posted By BentLink

I enjoy got Suntours on my Bianchi Axis, very...

I enjoy got Suntours on my Bianchi Axis, very nice. They're the only barens I've ever used, but I lik 'em
02-02-15, 06:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 911
Posted By BentLink

Steve Marin's nonconformist oath...repeat after...

Steve Marin's nonconformist oath...repeat after me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itdK65C5Rd0
01-15-15, 08:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,922
Posted By BentLink

I've got both rims, and I think OpenPro has...

I've got both rims, and I think OpenPro has tighter tolerances. One of my OpenSport rims is markedly tougher to fit the same tire. It's a small sample size, but I dread flatting on one wheel set. ...
01-02-15, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,110
Posted By BentLink

Great to have this resource back!

Great to have this resource back!
12-08-14, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 782
Posted By BentLink

Is it mint flavored? I love those...

Is it mint flavored?

I love those peppermint/spearmint candy colors, and it looks to be in great condition.
11-28-14, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 750
Posted By BentLink

Only a partial answer but, my RSX shifter screwed...

Only a partial answer but, my RSX shifter screwed right onto the handlebar clamp from my (broken) 105 brifters. No need to even tinker with the tape.
11-15-14, 05:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,091
Posted By BentLink

That color seems prett British-classy to me. ...

That color seems prett British-classy to me. Keep your eyes on the road and let us know how it rides.
09-23-14, 06:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,018
Posted By BentLink

I rode them from about 1991 to 2009. They were...

I rode them from about 1991 to 2009. They were awesome, but I broke one reached out to Look Keo's. They just seem more elegant and simple.
08-20-14, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 995
Posted By BentLink

I find Park Tool Polylube less aromatic than my...

I find Park Tool Polylube less aromatic than my Phil's. It works great for me.
08-20-14, 07:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,940
Posted By BentLink

I'm disoriented, my Amazon wife is 6'2"...but she...

I'm disoriented, my Amazon wife is 6'2"...but she rides a C'dale, too.
08-18-14, 06:19 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,719
Posted By BentLink

Check her Hematocrit

Check her Hematocrit
07-30-14, 07:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,023
Posted By BentLink

I've got both 175 and 172.5 on all bikes but one....

I've got both 175 and 172.5 on all bikes but one. I cannot sense any difference at all. My Pug has original MAVIC cranks with 170's, and those feel a a teeny bit different, but I'm quite...
07-26-14, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 854
Posted By BentLink

I have both a Columbus SLX frame from Pugeot...

I have both a Columbus SLX frame from Pugeot (wearing a MAVIC gruppo) and a Mirage-equipped Bianchi with Dedacchia frame. Both are great, so you're all set either way. If it fits, I'd give the edge...
07-15-14, 06:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,935
Posted By BentLink

The MAVIC is really smooth and the Columbus SLX...

The MAVIC is really smooth and the Columbus SLX frame very nice! I've got a PX10 in the same vintage. The cranks leave very little ankle clearance for me, but work if I'm careful.
See spec's here:...
07-02-14, 05:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 806
Posted By BentLink

'Never heard of them :p... How's that bike ride?...

'Never heard of them :p... How's that bike ride? Condition looks nice.
03-15-14, 05:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,698
Posted By BentLink

Why are the zip ties in the down tube? Looks...

Why are the zip ties in the down tube? Looks like an old computer, maybe? Don't scratch the Celeste removing those!
Enjoy the ride!
03-01-14, 02:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,199
Posted By BentLink

Ohhhhh, pretty!

Ohhhhh, pretty!
02-28-14, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,837
Posted By BentLink

I rode one for a while, before discovering that...

I rode one for a while, before discovering that SI Flite and my butt got along better. Mits on my boy's bike nowadays and he likes it. Durable and a lovely cover, I also like the look of the flasy...
02-24-14, 09:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,615
Posted By BentLink

I'd vote you delay spending to improve the bike's...

I'd vote you delay spending to improve the bike's looks. Focus on function and building experience first. Those miles will help you set priorities and discover what you like and don't like. Check...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-14, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,067
Posted By BentLink

I got the Bont A-three for Christmas, and have...

I got the Bont A-three for Christmas, and have only ridden them on the trainer. I'm a 47, and find my skinny feet are just at the edge of fit with everything tightened to the Max. Otherwise. The...
02-23-14, 08:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,847
Posted By BentLink

I've beaten the slop out of 105 hubs since 1990,...

I've beaten the slop out of 105 hubs since 1990, and with fresh grease and bearings from time to time, they're fine. If you want to spend more, you could shave a few grams and get the admittedly...
02-17-14, 09:42 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,409
Posted By BentLink

It was '86, and I bought a Cannondale SR400. It...

It was '86, and I bought a Cannondale SR400. It was the best I could afford as a college Freshman. Upgraded a few times, I'm still riding it. I've since bought a Peugeot from that era, I've always...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-14, 07:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,327
Posted By BentLink

I've goy the CAADX with 105 and canto's. I ride...

I've goy the CAADX with 105 and canto's. I ride on a second wheel set with 700x28's and have done 50 milers on mixed Tarmac and gravel quite happily. I did red briefly with a guy who had the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-14, 07:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,715
Posted By BentLink

Drool....

Drool....
02-09-14, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 759
Posted By BentLink

All the best on recovery with the hand! For a...

All the best on recovery with the hand! For a commuter, I might suggest scoping out a used Bianchi Volpe or Axis. The Silver lining here is that you set to go bike shopping!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-14, 06:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,761
Posted By BentLink

I get really bored on the trainer in the dead of...

I get really bored on the trainer in the dead of winter. Running let's me keep some outdoor stimulation in limited daylight, and burns off a little of the cookies. It seems soooooooo slow on roads...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-14, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By BentLink

I've used Ultegra, 105, and Tiagra cassettes. ...

I've used Ultegra, 105, and Tiagra cassettes. Ultegra is lighter and pretty with a nice finish. Tiagra is on my winter bike and plenty serviceable, if a little heavier. I'm also pretty happy with...
01-25-14, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,289
Posted By BentLink

Kinda cool! Heck, with that much steel, you...

Kinda cool! Heck, with that much steel, you could sell it for scrap and break even. Enjoy a nostalgic ride.
01-16-14, 07:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,613
Posted By BentLink

Have fun with that! My 86 SR400 carries tons of...

Have fun with that! My 86 SR400 carries tons of non-original parts. I bought it new as a teenager, and it's now my winter bike. It does transmit some buzz, but the stiff frame also climbs well. ...
01-15-14, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,475
Posted By BentLink

If you're disappointed and want to throw it out,...

If you're disappointed and want to throw it out, I'll pay shipping. It's Celeste lugged steel, and you look cool riding it.
01-14-14, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 983
Posted By BentLink

I've got that same bike, and it's Columbus SLX. ...

I've got that same bike, and it's Columbus SLX. 'Looks like original MAVIC gruppo is intact. The ride is fantastic, but a little twitchy with a steep seat tube. My ankles keep banging on the MAVIC...
01-08-14, 05:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,394
Posted By BentLink

A Festivus pole?

A Festivus pole?
01-06-14, 06:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,776
Posted By BentLink

Red bikes are nice, that one is very pretty. ...

Red bikes are nice, that one is very pretty. Yeah, it does want Campy parts, but enjoy every mile whatever gruppo it wears.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-14, 09:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,621
Posted By BentLink

Shave 'em? Grippers slip on hair...

Shave 'em? Grippers slip on hair...
12-29-13, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 631
Posted By BentLink

I'd also like to find a 29, but have had to...

I'd also like to find a 29, but have had to settle for the 26 at rhe low end. On the bright side, I've only found Record group cassettes at reasonable prices.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-13, 09:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,106
Posted By BentLink

I reckon you can be confident with any of your...

I reckon you can be confident with any of your choices. It's great when you've got such options. I'd say if you're used to one or the other shifting set ups, I'd favor consistency...my fingers have...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-13, 08:56 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,030
Posted By BentLink

Either one would be great...enjoy the ride and...

Either one would be great...enjoy the ride and appreciate you parents. Make them ride with you!
12-23-13, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,020
Posted By BentLink

I had a similar problem shifting to the little...

I had a similar problem shifting to the little ring with Suntour XC Pro FD with VO fenders on my Bianchi Axis. I drilled a 0.25 in hole in the fender right where the contact was happening. That...
12-20-13, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By BentLink

Very classy! It seems to be begging for a bottle...

Very classy! It seems to be begging for a bottle generator and some lights.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-13, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 801
Posted By BentLink

Yes, the old C'dales are a tad harsh! The newer...

Yes, the old C'dales are a tad harsh! The newer chain stays make for a more comfortable ride. If you'll just be doing short ( especially steep) rides, you'll be OK But constrained to some "classic"...
12-14-13, 04:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,123
Posted By BentLink

Weirdest thing I've seen today! It looks like...

Weirdest thing I've seen today! It looks like the rear wheel is so far forward, the thing would handle like a TT bike....
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