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07-15-13, 07:53 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,690
Posted By Preynmantis

riverflex, Welcome to the Canopus fan club. ...

riverflex,

Welcome to the Canopus fan club.

As you have discovered, Canopus is a wonderful obsession, but something of an aquired taste. Not everyone quite appreciates what they are, but those...
01-14-13, 01:40 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,690
Posted By Preynmantis

Thanks, it was a fun project. I suppose I should...

Thanks, it was a fun project. I suppose I should get around to putting the final details on my Ridge Runner build and posting pictures.
01-14-13, 07:46 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,690
Posted By Preynmantis

Wow, I have been ignoring my thread. I need to...

Wow, I have been ignoring my thread. I need to repent.


Thank you, it was and is fun.
It sits in my office and every time I walk by I get a smile.

Thank you, I do like it. I studied Canopus...
10-11-12, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 895
Posted By Preynmantis

I can't really answer the question about extended...

I can't really answer the question about extended touring, though I can offer an opinion on the XOs in general.

IMO, I love the XOs and I would like to own a XO-1. That said, so does a large...
10-11-12, 06:17 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,118
Posted By Preynmantis

Another option is to look for a Suntour Powerflo...

Another option is to look for a Suntour Powerflo in good condition. Pheonominal FW.

That was my choice for my Canopus, though they may not be easy to find.
10-10-12, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By Preynmantis

It would appear that the Prey'n Mantis is also...

It would appear that the Prey'n Mantis is also less than forthcoming.... :) Yes, I had used new housing.

So, the moral of the story is "Pay attention to your housing"

Looking closer at the...
10-10-12, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By Preynmantis

You, sir, are a prince. :) You are correct...

You, sir, are a prince. :)

You are correct that the chain width did not help.

I am about to try my old cable and housing
10-10-12, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By Preynmantis

So, using calipers, the SRAM measures .275 and...

So, using calipers, the SRAM measures .275 and the Shimano HG measures .279.

Enough to make a difference? I am leaning towards yes, at least on this build.

I have to go buy a pin to test my...
10-10-12, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By Preynmantis

Yep, 6 clicks

Yep, 6 clicks
10-10-12, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By Preynmantis

Links are all good, nothing binding. Where...

Links are all good, nothing binding.

Where do I find a model # on these dumb shifters, usually Shimano makes it pretty obvious.

I believe they are the SL-BS50 7 speed.

I am just confused...
10-10-12, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By Preynmantis

Chain question/build help

I am in the process of finishing a build, DB Ridge Runner frame, Shimano 7sp HG 13-30 casette, Deore II RD, Shimano 7 sp bar con shifters.

I slapped it together intially to test it and see how...
10-10-12, 07:55 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,118
Posted By Preynmantis

I have done a fair bit of research on FWs and I...

I have done a fair bit of research on FWs and I am not convinced anyone makes a good new FW. I go lookng for old Suntour FWs, with occasional glances at old Shimano, when I need them.

I have a...
08-03-12, 06:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 211
Posted By Preynmantis

Looking for facilitation help in San Diego

I tried the facilitators thread, but the people listed for San Diego are not able to help at this time.

There is a bike in the Poway area that I would like to buy, but the owner is unwilling to...
06-16-12, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,195
Posted By Preynmantis

I would say that the previous RDs would not work...

I would say that the previous RDs would not work well, what you want is the RD that allows you to change "position" from A to B.

Here is what I am discussing....
06-15-12, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,195
Posted By Preynmantis

I can say that my foray into Syncro II has not...

I can say that my foray into Syncro II has not been painful at all. of course, Robbie sent me everything I needed, but it is working more than fine IMO.

Don't be afraid of the Syncro
06-10-12, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 593
Posted By Preynmantis

Alas, he is not coming through my area and there...

Alas, he is not coming through my area and there is no way I can get to NM this week.

I only wish I could be there with your group in SC, that would be awesome.
06-08-12, 06:43 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,690
Posted By Preynmantis

Funny, I said the same thing about a bike I...

Funny, I said the same thing about a bike I wanted some day. I am glad the day came.

Rode it hard yesterday, and it sure takes a lighter touch than other bikes, but that is more than ok. Not...
06-07-12, 11:50 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,690
Posted By Preynmantis

Well, it is now on the road. Only did a 5 mile...

Well, it is now on the road. Only did a 5 mile shakedown, but it ran well. Taking it out to attack Windy Hill as soon as I post this.

If you look, the warts are fairly obvious, but I like it. I...
06-04-12, 09:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,379
Posted By Preynmantis

Maybe this is a stupid question, but why not use...

Maybe this is a stupid question, but why not use a threaded to threadless adapter? I am not sure if the intent is to us a threadless HS or just the threadless stem.

If the latter, the adpater is...
06-04-12, 03:55 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,690
Posted By Preynmantis

Here is the geometry as told me by the son of the...

Here is the geometry as told me by the son of the owner.

As far a the geometry of the bike: the size of your bike is 55 cmts. from center of bottom bracket to top of top tube. The standard...
06-02-12, 06:41 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,690
Posted By Preynmantis

Well, today was the day and, like many projects,...

Well, today was the day and, like many projects, I encountered a few hurdles.

The first was that the Campy headset would not fit. The steerer tube was too short. In time I may shave off the head...
06-01-12, 11:55 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,690
Posted By Preynmantis

Your new bike is being assembled tomorrow ;)

Your new bike is being assembled tomorrow ;)
06-01-12, 07:44 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,690
Posted By Preynmantis

Sorry, just saw the questions. My bike was...

Sorry, just saw the questions.

My bike was just like you described, printed on clear sticker material. You can see that from the first pics on this post.

I took my original decals and turned...
06-01-12, 07:39 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,690
Posted By Preynmantis

I am :) An even cursory 5 foot inspection...

I am :)

An even cursory 5 foot inspection would reveal some pretty glaring problems, but they sure won't affect my riding it. Your point is correct, in a few thousand miles it won't hardly matter...
05-30-12, 06:15 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,690
Posted By Preynmantis

Wow, nice pics and story. Sweet bike to...

Wow, nice pics and story.

Sweet bike to start as your first.

I have made some progress on my frame. If one were really wanting to make the bike nice, I am not sure I would recommend my course...
05-28-12, 06:04 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,690
Posted By Preynmantis

Danilo, As Robby mentioned, I am in a brutal...

Danilo,

As Robby mentioned, I am in a brutal school, so the restoration is moving slowly. Had the weather not been horrific in Colorado this weekend, I might have gotten the painting finished. ...
05-17-12, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By Preynmantis

I have a shop that is in the area that will pack...

I have a shop that is in the area that will pack up the bike and there is a shipping place next door to the shop. The shop will pack it for $40 and the shipping will be whatever it is. You are...
05-17-12, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By Preynmantis

Shipping help needed

I am looking at trying to buy a bike from the Poway CA area (92064) and I need some shipping help. The seller is not proficient in packing bikes, but is willing to drop it off at a LBS or other...
05-07-12, 03:43 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,690
Posted By Preynmantis

Good point, and you are correct. However, from...

Good point, and you are correct. However, from what I have been told by Jorge is that Canopus only sold the actual frame sets. They did have a shop attached to the factory that would build up the...
05-06-12, 07:11 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,690
Posted By Preynmantis

Yeah, I keep telling myself that. At this point...

Yeah, I keep telling myself that. At this point I am asking my wife to help me with the lug outlines. My hand has never been that steady and age has not improved that condition.





Yes Obi...
05-06-12, 06:47 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,690
Posted By Preynmantis

Actually, I do. I have this overwhelming...

Actually, I do.

I have this overwhelming desire to build and ride it now...
05-02-12, 05:07 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,690
Posted By Preynmantis

Made some progress finally. Been working on more...

Made some progress finally. Been working on more paint layers and smoothing out the PC, but the overall look had not changed.

Got the graphics/decals made and applied. Decided on cut vinyl that I...
04-12-12, 01:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,852
Posted By Preynmantis

I need the vomit smilie... The sad part is...

I need the vomit smilie...

The sad part is it would take some level of skill to make that work...

Too bad he couldn't have saved the effort and bought a smaller bike
04-12-12, 12:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,852
Posted By Preynmantis

There is one thing he said that I agree with: ...

There is one thing he said that I agree with:

"It is unique and a real head turner."

It is certainly unique and everyone's head turns to see a train wreck.
04-12-12, 08:19 AM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,224,838
Posted By Preynmantis

I am trying to find a Diamondback Ridge Runner if...

I am trying to find a Diamondback Ridge Runner if anyone knows where I might find one.
04-10-12, 12:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,107
Posted By Preynmantis

Imagine my shame...

Imagine my shame...
04-10-12, 11:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,107
Posted By Preynmantis

Sorry to be late to the party Rob. Gorgeous...

Sorry to be late to the party Rob.

Gorgeous build and it couldn't be in a better home.

Of course, I am feeling poorly for how slow I am moving on my build. :)
04-10-12, 11:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,980
Posted By Preynmantis

I am not the expert on Pro Tours, but the canti...

I am not the expert on Pro Tours, but the canti brakes suggest a later bike.

Looks to me like it has braze-ons for 3 water bottles.

Muy '84 only has 2, top and bottom of the down tube.
04-10-12, 11:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,686
Posted By Preynmantis

Gorgeous bikes, love the STIs. Awesome,...

Gorgeous bikes, love the STIs.

Awesome, awesome bikes
03-22-12, 03:21 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 22,213
Posted By Preynmantis

Team pro on my 1984 Pro Tour 15. ...

Team pro on my 1984 Pro Tour 15.

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r9/Sharpsshooter1874/1984CenturionProTour15.jpg
03-20-12, 01:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,447
Posted By Preynmantis

SC in Colorado, wants $300 ...

SC in Colorado, wants $300

http://cosprings.craigslist.org/bik/2912316223.html
03-16-12, 11:22 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,549
Posted By Preynmantis

Oh wow, that is gorgeous. Why oh why did...

Oh wow, that is gorgeous.

Why oh why did the cycling world at large decide that formed plastic looks better than lugs?
03-16-12, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7,255
Views: 1,858,908
Posted By Preynmantis

Oh wow... Adding this to my list of bikes I...

Oh wow...

Adding this to my list of bikes I would love to have. I agree with you on the fun of an old rigid bike with thumbies.
03-16-12, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7,255
Views: 1,858,908
Posted By Preynmantis

Old Bridgestones are great candidates for this. ...

Old Bridgestones are great candidates for this. My MB-2 posted earlier in this thread is my townie/tourer and is wonderful in that role.
03-16-12, 08:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,970
Posted By Preynmantis

The variables on this are extreme. However, the...

The variables on this are extreme. However, the initial bike purchase cost is nothing compared to what you will spend if the addiction hits you.

My first CV bike was $25, was back to full glory...
03-15-12, 07:51 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 23,031
Posted By Preynmantis

I have read a few places that Japan built Ritchey...

I have read a few places that Japan built Ritchey frames were imported to Canada and sold as Rocky Mountain bikes.

1980

The Vancouver bike store boys want a more durable frame with aggressive...
03-14-12, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By Preynmantis

My son's has yellow, and they are a pretty good...

My son's has yellow, and they are a pretty good match.
03-14-12, 12:25 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 23,031
Posted By Preynmantis

For those that feel the need to have their...

For those that feel the need to have their Ritchey road bike itch scratched...
...
03-08-12, 11:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 18,222
Posted By Preynmantis

I have a SL tubed Canopus that should be a 27.2...

I have a SL tubed Canopus that should be a 27.2 but I think this is what happened to it. It has a slight bulge at the brazing that makes it so it takes a 27.0 post.

Robbie, Sheldon says that...
03-07-12, 04:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,773
Posted By Preynmantis

Which is all the evidence you need on which to...

Which is all the evidence you need on which to keep. :)

There was a 700 for sale around here for $200 and was up for sale for almost 6 weeks. Looked immaculate, original. A RB-2 at that price...
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