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07-19-11, 12:50 PM
Replies: 101
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Posted By politburo

the b135 drops sweep out, the b132 drops have the...

the b135 drops sweep out, the b132 drops have the classic shape.
07-18-11, 10:54 PM
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Views: 464,069
Posted By politburo

have: 1972 gitane TdF frame 53x54 ctc, paint in...

have: 1972 gitane TdF frame 53x54 ctc, paint in pretty rough shape but no dings:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260794015814&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT#ht_500wt_1204


want:...
Forum: Europe
05-06-11, 04:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 907
Posted By politburo

looking for a french track bike

Hello all, I am looking for a french track bike in a size 53 or 54, mid to late 70s. Can anyone point me to where to look other than ebay? France forums, shops, sites?
04-25-11, 06:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,377
Posted By politburo

campagnolo brake blade replacement

Hi - I have a set of chorus 10 carbon ultra shift brifters. The left brake blade is cracked and I would like to replace it. Does anyone know where I can find replacements that dont cost an arm and a...
01-06-11, 06:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,372
Posted By politburo

How tough is the climbing on Tierra Bella? I...

How tough is the climbing on Tierra Bella? I think there is something like ~6800 ft of climbing?


I want to do a century this year too, but since Tierra Bella has shorter routes as well, I may do...
01-06-11, 06:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 937
Posted By politburo

You can also go east and descend to Sausalito and...

You can also go east and descend to Sausalito and go on to paradise loop.
01-06-11, 06:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,287
Posted By politburo

Cupertino bike shop in cupertino. Willow...

Cupertino bike shop in cupertino.

Willow Glen bikes in san jose for awesome service and knowledge.

Calmar cycles in Santa Clara.
11-04-10, 05:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 997
Posted By politburo

rebuild it as a roadbike.

rebuild it as a roadbike.
11-04-10, 01:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,183
Posted By politburo

I have the option of going 48:19 or 48:20, simply...

I have the option of going 48:19 or 48:20, simply because I have the cogs lying around. Is there an advantage to being more spinny? Will this improve your cadence and make you a better cyclist?
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11-04-10, 01:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,183
Posted By politburo

gearing question. How high is too high? How low is too low?

Apologies if this has been covered before.

I tend to alternate between riding a fixed gear and a roadbike, and am curious as to what people think of as "ideal" ratios.

Some info: My fixed gear...
10-07-10, 10:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 623
Posted By politburo

Are the stronglight cranks relatively light? ...

Are the stronglight cranks relatively light?

I know its not exactly appropriate, but right now I am leaning towards using this (because its purty):
...
10-06-10, 05:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 623
Posted By politburo

Thats exactly what I meant. I think the grand...

Thats exactly what I meant. I think the grand cru is a really nice looking crankset, but I dont know what in gods name I would possibly do with a 30t gear.



The TA 3 pin looks pretty classy!
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10-06-10, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 385
Posted By politburo

campy crank / shimano cassette compatibility

Will a campagnolo crank like Victory (5 6 7 speed era) be compatible with an 8 speed shimano chain and cassette? What about campy record?

I am using friction shifters so the derailers are not an...
10-06-10, 01:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 623
Posted By politburo

period appropriate-ish crankset for 72 Gitane?

Hi all. Trying to find a crankset for my 72 Gitane grand sport. Suggestions for older, or modern 8 speed cranksets that wont break the bank and will look nice? Right now I am using a shimano 105,...
08-13-10, 10:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,365
Posted By politburo

Thanks for all the advice, guys. I'm going to...

Thanks for all the advice, guys. I'm going to try the shorter stem before switching bars.

However, it IS a track frame, and it was designed with drop bars:
...
08-12-10, 11:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,365
Posted By politburo

This is the bike. I know I need to adjust the...

This is the bike. I know I need to adjust the levers position and the bars, I'll be doing that this weekend.


http://velospace.org/files/khs_paul_99.jpg
08-09-10, 03:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,365
Posted By politburo

80mm

80mm
08-09-10, 01:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,365
Posted By politburo

the frame is not too tall - the height is...

the frame is not too tall - the height is actually perfect. its just the distance to reach the bars/levers is pretty long.
08-09-10, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By politburo

totally sweet bikeforums spam

You have received a new private message at Bike Forums from doll, entitled "Hey sexy!".

To read the original version, respond to, or delete this message, you must log in here:...
08-09-10, 10:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,365
Posted By politburo

I know, the real issue here is that the top tube...

I know, the real issue here is that the top tube is just too long. Which really sucks because I love this bike. Ultraman, I actually did consider putting the stem backwards but that would look...
08-07-10, 01:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,365
Posted By politburo

super short quill stems

Is there any company out there that makes a really short quill stem? I am talking about 20-30mm.
08-06-10, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By politburo

replacing a frame/crank set

Looking for some advice.

I have a 2007 iron horse roadbike, which is pretty decent as a commuter, but the frame(butted aluminum) is kind of beat up. I have this idea that I will replace the frame...
08-06-10, 11:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,270
Posted By politburo

I've bought 2 bikes from cl without any problems....

I've bought 2 bikes from cl without any problems. Public place, cash - what everyone else said.
08-03-10, 05:29 PM
Replies: 918
Views: 181,647
Posted By politburo

the 99 KHS aero ...

the 99 KHS aero

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs126.ash2/39662_414622757860_644002860_4718191_1560602_n.jpg



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