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08-24-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,688
Posted By Het Volk

Yeah - the other brother moved towards making...

Yeah - the other brother moved towards making frames in Asia and selling them in teh Far East and Australia. You cannot get a Gios in the states currently.

Interesting on the tubing if that Gios....
08-23-21, 12:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,688
Posted By Het Volk

More modern versions of the Compact Pro seem to...

More modern versions of the Compact Pro seem to have a different seat lug, whereby the seat stay is brazed on.
08-22-21, 11:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,778
Posted By Het Volk

Seems to me, since saddles are so personal, using...

Seems to me, since saddles are so personal, using anything that was available at the time would be period correct. I would hate to say that you have to use a specific saddle that was merely because...
08-22-21, 11:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,688
Posted By Het Volk

I own a Gios Compact Pro, which I purchased from...

I own a Gios Compact Pro, which I purchased from Excel Sports in Boulder, which used to be the main source here in the US. I could be wrong, but if that is a welded frame, I would suspect it is not...
08-12-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,551
Posted By Het Volk

How do you have SRAM on a Renee Herse?

How do you have SRAM on a Renee Herse?
08-12-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 275,993
Posted By Het Volk

This paint job, outside of the Blue Paint/Yellow...

This paint job, outside of the Blue Paint/Yellow decal/font is to me, the best paint scheme/look for any Tommassini bike. Just amazing.
08-10-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,070
Posted By Het Volk

So glad you made the choice you made. I think a...

So glad you made the choice you made. I think a lot of the "comfort" of new bikes is just fresh cables, better cog design etc....

Getting dropped on a ride is, outside of maybe sprinting and...
08-07-21, 11:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By Het Volk

If it is anything like this bike, which I...

If it is anything like this bike, which I purchased more due to this historic importance to the Denver bike shop business, then it is Hi-Ten Steel, plastic fork crowns, heavy as hell, but also, can...
07-20-21, 12:33 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,366
Posted By Het Volk

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/7f84f724_6c67_4ab2_a19d_7361616ba940_c99f0c2290d33b3c3ff6a4b9f908413778793941.jpeg
Fuji America from early 1980's is an odd duck. ...
06-24-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,167
Posted By Het Volk

I think this is somewhat correct. Plastic saddles...

I think this is somewhat correct. Plastic saddles are absolutely, an immediate love/hate reaction. You are not breaking in a plastic saddle. Leather saddles are a little different, because while...
06-24-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,413
Posted By Het Volk

Those Lemond Spine bikes were a really cool...

Those Lemond Spine bikes were a really cool concept, and I thought a great way to kind of get best of both worlds.
06-23-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,167
Posted By Het Volk

I am the same here. I was scared, but the draw to...

I am the same here. I was scared, but the draw to finally get a more classic look to my bikes finally got me to get a few saddles. Got a Team Pro, a few B17's, a couple of Swallows and a Swift. All...
06-14-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 774
Posted By Het Volk

I had no idea who this was when I met him. But...

I had no idea who this was when I met him. But he was an amazing fellow to talk bikes with, and sounds like a little bit of a legend around here.
06-14-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By Het Volk

I called Chris King. I figured it out. 1.8MM...

I called Chris King. I figured it out. 1.8MM spacer.
06-14-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By Het Volk

10 speed SRAM cassette on new Chris King R45 rear hub issues

Hey everyone,
I just built up a new wheel with a new Chris King R45 rear hub. I for some reason cannot get the cassette to properly be securely put onto the hub, which now has caused some marring...
06-14-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 774
Posted By Het Volk

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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06-14-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,882
Posted By Het Volk

Why yes there is. Creekside Bicycles here in...

Why yes there is. Creekside Bicycles here in Parker, CO puts on the "Eddie Rando", which is on proper pavement and includes an amazing display of vintage and modern steel bikes. It just occurred...
06-14-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 774
Posted By Het Volk

More bikes ...

More bikes
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Gangl bikes have sick fades....
06-14-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 774
Posted By Het Volk

This Hetchins was 🔥 They had it custom...

This Hetchins was 🔥

They had it custom built to 126MM rear so they could build it up with vintage Campagnolo hubs and components.

...
06-14-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 774
Posted By Het Volk

These replicas were impressive: ...

These replicas were impressive:

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06-14-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 774
Posted By Het Volk

More photos of some modern steel...

More photos of some modern steel bikeshttps://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/6d08bc42_ddd4_4f64_84f4_0e3ed156932a_a13e736252de8dc6eca55c248719243650ba2022.jpeg
Waterford in...
06-14-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 774
Posted By Het Volk

6th Annual Eddie Rando

Put on by Creekside Bicycles here in Parker, CO, this event was Ana amazing day to celebrate vintage and modern steel bikes. The group ride was fun To kick it off and then the festival was really...
03-09-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,450
Posted By Het Volk

pcb Thanks so much for the wealth of the...

pcb Thanks so much for the wealth of the information.
03-08-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,414
Posted By Het Volk

I agree - easiest is Open Pros, Even modern...

I agree - easiest is Open Pros, Even modern versions can look appropriate on older steel bikes from the 1970's and beyond (especially the 1980's).
03-08-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,450
Posted By Het Volk

PCB: Would this front rack work with the...

PCB:

Would this front rack work with the Fuji America fork mount bracket? (https://www.blackburndesign.com/p/outpost-world-touring-front-bike-rack/)
03-08-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,450
Posted By Het Volk

Literally brand new B17. And I weight 150...

Literally brand new B17. And I weight 150 pounds, so cannot imagine there is much sag. I used to have a Specialized Romin on it, which was great as well (the Fizik Arionne was a different story, ...
03-08-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,450
Posted By Het Volk

But this is why we come here. I find these...

But this is why we come here. I find these threads to be like a sports bar conversation, but for bikes. I learn a lot from this site, which is better than I can say for most places on the inter-webs....
03-08-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,450
Posted By Het Volk

BTW - thanks so much for such a deep dive on the...

BTW - thanks so much for such a deep dive on the America and its history. It is really kind of an misfit in bike design because as you noted, not really a touring bike, not a racing bike. It was...
03-08-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,450
Posted By Het Volk

So - this is how I ended up with my nil trail...

So - this is how I ended up with my nil trail statement, as imprecise as it is. Just eye balling it, not a lot of trail from what I can gather, but guessing the angle of the photo is skewing this...
03-08-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,450
Posted By Het Volk

Great observation. It has close to 0 trail based...

Great observation. It has close to 0 trail based on my measurements. I have not yet taken the plunge for a front loading bad / rack system. Interestingly, there is only one mount for what appears...
03-07-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,450
Posted By Het Volk

I never assumed people did it because it hurt. ...

I never assumed people did it because it hurt. However, lots of videos indicate that there are premium issues from Brooks saddles....and the fact that such saddles are not meant for drop bar ride...
03-07-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,450
Posted By Het Volk

Apologies. I meant the B17. Just a bad day of...

Apologies. I meant the B17. Just a bad day of posting in my end.
03-07-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,450
Posted By Het Volk

Jesus. My mind was in a fog and was not past my...

Jesus. My mind was in a fog and was not past my first cup of coffee. Yes. B17
03-07-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,114
Posted By Het Volk

Maybe what was old, is new again. But this seems...

Maybe what was old, is new again. But this seems to be solving the same issue that the dropped chainstay design does now, which is allow for better tire clearance (since tightest point for tire...
03-07-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,450
Posted By Het Volk

Brooks Saddle Angle

So I just dropped a Brooks B17 on my single speed commuter / sport touring bike and rather than the “angled up” style, actually have is basically neutral.

I was worried that I would lose ability...
03-07-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,450
Posted By Het Volk

03-07-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,085
Posted By Het Volk

What they are attempting to do I think adds...

What they are attempting to do I think adds complexity, and they are starting from scratch as software companies, compared to the more established software brands. Also - as anyone can attest who...
02-22-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,937
Posted By Het Volk

To be fair, this study is basically not for...

To be fair,

this study is basically not for really anyone interested in "training". This is more for people interested in losing a few pounds (which is fine), but the entire focus of the study...
02-22-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,937
Posted By Het Volk

Agreed, a lot of it is over-eager beginners...

Agreed,
a lot of it is over-eager beginners thinking they can CAT up to level 2 in a single summer, and unless extremely gifted physiologically, it is going to require likely more than they...
02-22-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,937
Posted By Het Volk

I think there is a need for those professionals'...

I think there is a need for those professionals' services for athletes at a certain talent level. A CAT 3 racer with proven talent trying to take it to the next level.

However, I think a lot of...
02-21-21, 11:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,937
Posted By Het Volk

What are your goals?

I get so annoyed at these studies, and in general, the overall direction towards cyclists regarding training.

Want to just lose weight, and have lots of time for long rides, multiple times per...
02-21-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,869
Posted By Het Volk

Yes - this is potentially a reason that his...

Yes - this is potentially a reason that his set-up is not dialed in as it would be when in the care of Team Mechanics day-in and day-out during the season.
02-17-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2,727
Views: 996,735
Posted By Het Volk

Why would you sell that? Also - the lacing...

Why would you sell that?

Also - the lacing on those wheels seems less loaded touring oriented and more racing oriented.
02-15-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,869
Posted By Het Volk

he is in California on his own. Not sure whether...

he is in California on his own. Not sure whether he has a team mechanic but guessing no and he is kind of on his own or a local shop.
02-15-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,161
Posted By Het Volk

Gonna be honest. I forgot to check back in the...

Gonna be honest. I forgot to check back in the original post as I may have been a few pints too many when posting that. 😁
02-15-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,161
Posted By Het Volk

I see they updated the schedule and it now...

I see they updated the schedule and it now includes the Italian races.

https://help.globalcyclingnetwork.com/hc/en-gb/articles/360015571479-United-States-of-America


Looks as if they updated...
02-14-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,161
Posted By Het Volk

In the United States, GCN+ does not carry most...

In the United States, GCN+ does not carry most Italian races. In order to get the Italian races, you needed Fubo (which sub-licensed to Flobikes, and might be why Fubo Cycling is gone, because Fubo...
02-14-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,161
Posted By Het Volk

Fubo Cycling Pass

So....it appears that Fubo has dropped the cycling pass and no longer is sublicensing to Flobikes, and in order to renew, you will be forced to switch over to Fubo.tv subscription, which will cost...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-14-21, 12:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 547
Posted By Het Volk

Stanridge Speed

Curious,

I suppose the answer is obvious, given his websites are gone, but when and why did Adam Eldridge end both Standridge Speed and Wraith brands? I found him to be kind of a visionary as to...
02-13-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 21,166
Views: 4,022,809
Posted By Het Volk

Ironically, kids might be the only weight rider...

Ironically, kids might be the only weight rider that would not buckle this frame.
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