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02-05-19, 10:36 PM
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Posted By MnHPVA Guy

Nice find! Looks like is should clean up OK, with...

Nice find! Looks like is should clean up OK, with appropriate patina for a daily rider. And that Brooks looks salvageable.
02-05-19, 10:32 PM
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Posted By MnHPVA Guy

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Even...

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Even when you are totally wrong :p The red is just a pretty good red, while that green is unique among bicycles. I had a chance to get Jane a green '76 SC...
02-05-19, 07:53 PM
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Posted By MnHPVA Guy

1976 Super Course MkII

This was the bike that started my addiction to vintage British road bikes. It had been been brought into a bike shop in 78 to have upright bars and levers installed, but never re-claimed. 18 years...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-28-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 633
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

Longest available chainstays?

I see Rivendell has bikes with 56cm chainstays. Anyone know if these are available, or exclusive to Riv?

Mark Stonich; BikeSmith Design & Fabrication
5349 Elliot Ave S. Minneapolis, MN...
10-14-18, 09:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

I have 43mm Panaracer Gravel King SK...

I have 43mm Panaracer Gravel King SK (https://road.cc/content/review/227022-panaracer-gravelking-sk-tyre) on my 7500, with fenders. They are extremely supple lightweight folders that roll quite...
10-13-18, 05:21 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 30,869
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

Thanks Katsup, It looks like the 720 will be...

Thanks Katsup,
It looks like the 720 will be fine for my purposes. Stays are a little longer than the 750 which is nice and I am well equipped to add rake to the fork. Other than that geometry is...
10-10-18, 01:40 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 30,869
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

Are 720 and 750 frames identical?

Are 720 and 750 frames identical? Due to hip and knee issues I need to get a step-through frame and there is a "womans" 720 on the local CL. The bike is a '96. Are frame geometry specs available...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-08-18, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

Canti Pivot Relocation

What’s the best way to remove existing canti pivots?
I'm planning to do a 27” to 26” (630>559) conversion on my ‘80s Fiji Touring Series IV (Quad butted Valite tubing). Since I ride 153mm cranks and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-17-17, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,315
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

Looks like a VERY nice bike to me. I would say...

Looks like a VERY nice bike to me. I would say $350 very good price, $250 great price, $150 gotta be stolen.
08-13-17, 05:37 PM
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Views: 2,605
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

I've got a trifecta of '80s touring bikes. '83...

I've got a trifecta of '80s touring bikes. '83 Fuji Touring Series IV, '85 Trek 720 & '86 Jack Taylor Super (lugged) Tourist. The Fuji doesn't have the cushy ride of the Trek or the stunning looks...
08-11-17, 09:54 PM
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Views: 5,155
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

Most aluminum is so soft after welding, that...

Most aluminum is so soft after welding, that pound for pound steel is much stronger. Unless you can heat treat.

BTW the tongue design shown in my original post was a failure. If I leaned the bike...
Forum: Recumbent
08-08-17, 01:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,097
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

6 year old to little brother "He made that from a...

6 year old to little brother "He made that from a wheelchair.".

Wrong, but still clever.
08-07-17, 09:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,494
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

I made this one...

I made this one (http://www.bikeforums.net/utility-cycling/844205-homebuilt-grocery-cargo-trailer-warning-long.html) 5 years ago and just used it today for a HomeDepot/Target run. The mistake I made...
03-23-17, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,345
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

That is the stock threadless headset. There...

That is the stock threadless headset.

There are no plans to go off road except for paved trails. Although If I'd realized that the X5 would work with 8 speeds and was available in a medium cage,...
03-16-17, 08:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,313
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

http://bikesmithdesign.com/temp/retrofriction_on_s...

http://bikesmithdesign.com/temp/retrofriction_on_shimano_pods.jpg

I'm a total SunTour BarCon fanboy, and can't imagine anything being even better than perfection. But I have a set of pods and a...
03-16-17, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,345
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

Fun bike build for 7 year old.

I found a used Craigslist 20 wheel Raleigh Rowdy for my Great-Grandson Elijah, a smallish 7 y/o. Despite steel bars, hubs, cranks and seatpost, this is one of the lighter bikes of its type to begin...
03-11-17, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,815
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

Low pressure on gravel

When it comes to low pressure, not all tires are created equal. A stiff tire at low pressure is like riding through molasses. A supple tire, preferably with a flattish cross section, is what you...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-17, 09:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

1" threadless steel fork suggestions?

I'm looking for suggestions for a decent quality steel road fork with a 1" threadless steerer.

Preferably under $200, black and with about 370mm from axle to crown race.

My son has a Fuji...
09-20-16, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

Thank you Well Biked. That wasn't what I'd hoped...

Thank you Well Biked. That wasn't what I'd hoped to hear. But better to know now, than to hear about it from an unhappy customer. If 2 rings can be problematic, a triple would be even more likely to...
09-20-16, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

More info

I should have included the following from the customer.
" I am currently using Shimano 10 speed Ultegra FD-6603 front shifter with a Ultegra FD-6603 front derailleur. My current crankset is an FSA...
09-20-16, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

10 speed Shimano brifters with 9 speed triple crank?

Has anyone used 10 speed Shimano road brifters with 9 speed triple crank?

I have a customer who needs a shortened 24/36/46 road crank, The 9 speed Andels...
09-20-16, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

Check out Short Bicycle Cranks...

Check out Short Bicycle Cranks (http://www.bikesmithdesign.com/Short_Cranks/) from Bikesmith Design.
and
Range of Motion Limitations & Crank Length...
03-06-16, 08:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,419
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

Make sure that whatever you get her has a...

Make sure that whatever you get her has a threaded BB, unless she's strong enough to get by with a single ring. Someone her height will suffer on hills with 170mm cranks. AFAIK the only shortenable...
03-06-16, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,055
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

Thank you , Thank you, THANK YOU!

30+ years ago these were included with Cannondale handlebar bags, and I've been trying to find more ever since. I've been making my own for years and I'd be embarrassed to have the Jandd hooks on any...
03-05-16, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,055
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

Source for Lower Pannier "J" Hooks?

Anyone know where i can find more of these hooks?

507959

I'm not interested in similar or functionally identical substitutes. Just this exact piece or the slightly shorter version.
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