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08-08-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 933
Posted By sgnl2nz

Last time I had what I was convinced was a BB...

Last time I had what I was convinced was a BB creak, it turned out that I re-installed the wrong size spacer between the rear hub and cassette after servicing. There was just enough play to transmit...
02-26-19, 12:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,118
Posted By sgnl2nz

My first and still favorite STI brifters. Very...

My first and still favorite STI brifters. Very serviceable, very good tactile feedback.
11-18-18, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 808
Posted By sgnl2nz

I have paired a 7410 crankset with the above IRD...

I have paired a 7410 crankset with the above IRD bottom bracket unit with great chainline results. The English cups were tricky to swap out for Italian. I had to put it in my freezer and then used a...
10-31-14, 12:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,642
Posted By sgnl2nz

That's exactly where the path widens and I tend...

That's exactly where the path widens and I tend to go faster. Usually to fight a headwind. Sometimes to get where I want to ride most faster. I wouldn't expect to see enforcement there and I could...
08-13-14, 11:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,061
Posted By sgnl2nz

My 1990 Univega Carisma. ...

My 1990 Univega Carisma.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img819/3563/p1040510x.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-14, 10:19 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 26,554
Posted By sgnl2nz

Baseball cap is my preferred headgear to ride in,...

Baseball cap is my preferred headgear to ride in, though I also rock a helmet and/or cycling cap or neither, more often. Backwards offers sun protection on the back of the neck and some...
07-22-13, 05:39 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 58,758
Posted By sgnl2nz

My 1990 Univega Via Carisma. The frame, 700c...

My 1990 Univega Via Carisma. The frame, 700c Araya wheels and Shimano Exage 500 drivetrain are all original to this bike.
I had the original LX cantilever brakes on for about 2000 miles, but the...
Forum: Touring
06-10-13, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,039
Posted By sgnl2nz

I have these same panniers. Bought them from the...

I have these same panniers. Bought them from the same website. They work great for me after one year of regular loaded use on both front and rear racks. None of the hardware has come loose or bent or...
06-08-13, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 972
Posted By sgnl2nz

Sheldon Brown's fixed-cup tool worked for me:...

Sheldon Brown's fixed-cup tool worked for me: http://sheldonbrown.com/tooltips/bbcups.html
Forum: Touring
06-08-13, 10:36 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,937
Posted By sgnl2nz

The bars are Syntace Stratos Zero bullhorns and...

The bars are Syntace Stratos Zero bullhorns and the levers are Tektro RL720. I know these are usually used on the tops as in-line/interrupter levers, but they work well with cantilever and mini-V...
Forum: Touring
06-07-13, 09:06 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,937
Posted By sgnl2nz

I found the best of both worlds in this setup,...

I found the best of both worlds in this setup, but I know it's not for everyone. I run front (triple) and rear (7 speed) both friction so I can do some extended double-shifts on MTB trails. It's...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-13, 09:41 PM
Replies: 15,504
Views: 11,678,183
Posted By sgnl2nz

My own N=1, one year after I rebuilt it. It's...

My own N=1, one year after I rebuilt it. It's still mostly a 1990 Univega Via Carisma. It did sport a honey Brooks B17 Special (and matching tape, of course) for 2000 miles, but that worked out only...
06-02-13, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,210
Posted By sgnl2nz

I started off not far from there, with a 1990...

I started off not far from there, with a 1990 Univega Via Carisma just over a year ago:
http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/7740/72845101517859230454371.jpg

And wound up with this:...
06-02-13, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7,699
Views: 2,560,144
Posted By sgnl2nz

One year and 6000 miles later. It's still mostly...

One year and 6000 miles later. It's still mostly a 1990 Univega Via Carisma.

http://imageshack.us/a/img819/3563/p1040510x.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img823/7286/p1040511j.jpg
02-19-13, 01:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,970
Posted By sgnl2nz

I frequently ride with cans or bottles in one of...

I frequently ride with cans or bottles in one of my cages. It's not always beer- sometimes juice or yerba mate on the way home from grocery shopping- but I have transported many different beers using...
02-10-13, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,031
Posted By sgnl2nz

I use a pair of Tektro RL720 with Tektro RX5...

I use a pair of Tektro RL720 with Tektro RX5 mini-V brakes. They work well enough with the barrel adjusters on the levers.
01-16-13, 01:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 738
Posted By sgnl2nz

These gentlemen can bead-blast your frame to...

These gentlemen can bead-blast your frame to strip it and do powder and liquid clear coat finishes.
Joe and Antonio and his crew are up to whatever job I've tasked them with. They can be fast/slow...
09-05-12, 11:06 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 18,479
Posted By sgnl2nz

This is too cool. Thanks for sharing. I was...

This is too cool. Thanks for sharing. I was wondering if we'd see this bike again.

I converted my own stock Univega Via Carisma into a touring-type bike this summer. I've posted photos in other...
08-20-12, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,703
Posted By sgnl2nz

I'm using these same shifters with a Shimano...

I'm using these same shifters with a Shimano Exage 500LX rear derraileur that's probably not much different at all from your Deore mech. 28-38-48 cranks and 12-32 cassette. I'm running it in friction...
08-20-12, 07:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,129
Posted By sgnl2nz

So, to summarize, I think some of the rage from...

So, to summarize, I think some of the rage from cyclists comes from the drivers simply not paying attention and turning their point A to point B commute into a sick game of 'dodge the moron." So, to...
08-20-12, 06:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,579
Posted By sgnl2nz

I have the same Sony radio as the OP and use it...

I have the same Sony radio as the OP and use it regularly on longer rides. I strap it to a front rack or stash it in a cell/radio holster that slips on to the strap on a messenger bag. I can usually...
08-10-12, 11:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,510
Posted By sgnl2nz

I left a mid 60's lower-end Gitane road bike with...

I left a mid 60's lower-end Gitane road bike with all original components (and bright orange paint!) locked with the flimsiest cable lock to a busy bike rack in an unsecured parking garage in the...
Forum: Touring
06-27-12, 07:26 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 333,739
Posted By sgnl2nz

http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/9089/p1040014cd...

http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/9089/p1040014cd.jpg

Here's my 1990 Univega Via Carisma built up for hauling/camping. I bought the bike in great shape almost entirely stock, and have swapped out...
06-17-12, 11:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,889
Posted By sgnl2nz

http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/677/p1030486x.jpg...

http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/677/p1030486x.jpg

Here's my 1990-ish Univega Via Carisma. MTB components and geometry with 700c wheels. It's become a very fun touring/hauling/cross bike. Kept the...
06-12-12, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,663
Posted By sgnl2nz

[QUOTE=Bianchigirll;14346626]Great looking bike! ...

[QUOTE=Bianchigirll;14346626]Great looking bike! That blackchrome was a big seller. Where was this taken? Looks like your on a long trip.

Grizzly Peak, just south of Tilden park in the...
06-12-12, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 495,223
Posted By sgnl2nz

My (1990?) Via Carisma, modified for...

My (1990?) Via Carisma, modified for hauling/touring/cross. I bought it completely stock for $50 two weeks ago and kept the original Shimano Exage 500LX drivetrain and brakes. At first, I tried using...
06-12-12, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,663
Posted By sgnl2nz

My own (1990?) Via Carisma, modified for...

My own (1990?) Via Carisma, modified for hauling/touring/cross. I bought it completely stock for $50 two weeks ago and kept the original Shimano Exage 500LX drivetrain and brakes.
At first, I tried...
Forum: Touring
06-11-12, 12:26 AM
Replies: 4,587
Views: 2,338,685
Posted By sgnl2nz

I took my recently acquired and modified 1990ish...

I took my recently acquired and modified 1990ish Univega Via Carisma on her first real shakedown ride today to the Oakland hills before doing some seeerious bike camping next weekend in the Santa...
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