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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...
08-12-21, 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?
08-10-21, 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...
07-20-21, 12:33 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,366
Posted By Het Volk

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Fuji America from early 1980's is an odd duck. ...
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, 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, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 774
Posted By Het Volk

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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...
03-08-21, 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...
03-07-21, 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 ďangled upĒ style, actually have is basically neutral.

I was worried that I would lose ability...
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...
02-17-21, 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.
02-13-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,223
Posted By Het Volk

Seems to me, a mid-90's bike allows you basically...

Seems to me, a mid-90's bike allows you basically to build with anything aluminum. Mavic Open Pros are as good as any, and those were around at the time that Cannondale was around.

If you want...
02-06-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 162,488
Posted By Het Volk

Fascinating all the disagreement on what makes a...

Fascinating all the disagreement on what makes a sport touring bike, and why they are tough to describe and also, why are they increasingly extinct as a category.

Sport is in the term for a...
02-02-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,025
Posted By Het Volk

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This....potentially. While Made in France, and kind...
01-31-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 21,377
Posted By Het Volk

Interesting handlebar system, but unlike...

Interesting handlebar system, but unlike traditional quill stems, it is proprietary. However, ability to not have to cut a steerer tube is a much added design that I hope other's will integrate into...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 275,078
Posted By Het Volk

I think Soma messed up getting rid of the Soma...

I think Soma messed up getting rid of the Soma Smoothie. This should have been a mainstay of their line. This color, this frame, rim brakes. A beauty of a frame and bike.
01-16-21, 12:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,316
Posted By Het Volk

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01-15-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,523
Posted By Het Volk

I love this type of restoration. It is like an...

I love this type of restoration. It is like an animal shelter, but for bikes
01-12-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 33,281
Posted By Het Volk

Love Hetchins

Love Hetchins
01-11-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,159
Posted By Het Volk

5 Speed - Future Wheel Build

So - I purchase a Flying Dutchman Bike, a late 70's era 10-speed sold in Denver (Denver bike shop had them manufactured in France and then imported them here). Pictures below.

It is, based on...
01-11-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 33,281
Posted By Het Volk

I understand there are Q factor issues,...

I understand there are Q factor issues, especially with wider BB shells on some carbon bikes. But Triples to me, even with the less precise shifting as rear derailleurs, are simpler, less prone to...
01-07-21, 10:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 934
Posted By Het Volk

What condition? Are you interested in selling?

What condition? Are you interested in selling?
01-07-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,085
Posted By Het Volk

I am just going to get both. For days I want to...

I am just going to get both. For days I want to "chase" riders....Zwift. For days I want to do long climbs or interesting routes, Rouvy
01-07-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 256,236
Posted By Het Volk

My 1981 Fuji America Light Touring bike i...

My 1981 Fuji America Light Touring bike

i turned it into a single speed, which I know, anathema to some. I may turn it back into a full touring bike again. But for now it is so useful as a...
01-06-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,383
Posted By Het Volk

Understood on the above. I was hoping that the...

Understood on the above. I was hoping that the Fitness App had the same functionality as the Element Companion App (Note - the companion app is useless without the actual computer from Wahoo).
...
01-05-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,427
Posted By Het Volk

i donít want to run smart features in a parking...

i donít want to run smart features in a parking lot. I just want a cheap, dumb direct-drive trainer that I would not worry about getting stolen. I just loathe wheel-on trainers.
01-04-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,024
Posted By Het Volk

The original 29'r. If not going to dedicate...

The original 29'r.

If not going to dedicate it as a fixed frame MTB, then I would throw on either (a) path-racer style bars or (b) flat bars with some bar end extensions for more aggressive riding
01-04-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,316
Posted By Het Volk

Have you considered taking some time away from...

Have you considered taking some time away from "training"? Sometimes even the most enthusiastic among us need a break to get reinvigorated. Weather permitting, just riding around unstructured and...
01-02-21, 11:55 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 33,281
Posted By Het Volk

The point of this post was to air "bike stuff"...

The point of this post was to air "bike stuff" things that annoy us. I will likely be with the damned B17, aimed at the sun, and handlebars above my saddle when I get older. Does not mean I will...
01-02-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,674
Posted By Het Volk

that paint job is amazing. Sorry - this does not...

that paint job is amazing. Sorry - this does not belong in an ugly bike thread.

to me it is not just the paint but how the bike is set-up and that still looks decent enough.
01-02-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 33,281
Posted By Het Volk

When I see a saddle level with the handlebars, I...

When I see a saddle level with the handlebars, I always ask myself why they stick with drop bars at that point. The entire point of drop bars is to allow for multiple positions riding, with two of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,807
Posted By Het Volk

Honestly - at your base of cycling fitness, just...

Honestly - at your base of cycling fitness, just ride. Structured training, while sure, you would benefit, you can just use general riding at this point to increase your fitness as well. Your body is...
12-31-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 33,281
Posted By Het Volk

It is why I like to ride around, shopping at my...

It is why I like to ride around, shopping at my local convenience store in my unicorn, straight-blade fork with Chris King headset.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,349
Posted By Het Volk

Hear me out: there is this concept called income...

Hear me out: there is this concept called income inequality. Google it sometime.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,577
Posted By Het Volk

Seems they likely invested time and energy in...

Seems they likely invested time and energy in this, given it is an indoor exercise bike.
12-30-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 33,281
Posted By Het Volk

Electronic ******** Shifting We are turning our...

Electronic ******** Shifting
We are turning our bikes into mini motorcycles. The beauty of bikes was the mechanical simplicity. And between this, and now people riding e-bikes on bike paths,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3,128
Views: 944,983
Posted By Het Volk

That is a really sick bike. Also - not many Ti...

That is a really sick bike. Also - not many Ti Lemonds around, so definitely a bit of a collector bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 380,830
Posted By Het Volk

Riding a bike with flip flops and normal shorts...

Riding a bike with flip flops and normal shorts is a liberating experience after years of always having to have the "correct" bike attire.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,766
Posted By Het Volk

From a bottom bracket standpoint, I really hope...

From a bottom bracket standpoint, I really hope the Chris King T47 standard helps to basically end the Bottom Bracket confusion, and most frame manufacturers switch to it (Trek ditched its BB90...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,715
Posted By Het Volk

Steel is real.

Steel is real.
12-29-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,620
Posted By Het Volk

Imagine spending all this time and energy to be a...

Imagine spending all this time and energy to be a d*ck to some guy trying to get back into this sport.

Quite the flex
12-29-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 33,281
Posted By Het Volk

I agree, that aesthetically it looks awful. I...

I agree, that aesthetically it looks awful. I think the set-up can work (well, look better) by ditching drop bars, and putting on some townie bars or something that look like it should be ridden...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 275,078
Posted By Het Volk

My custom JameFrames Cross Bike in Tomato Red. It...

My custom JameFrames Cross Bike in Tomato Red. It is quite similar I think to the Marin Nicasio now that I think of it.
...
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