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03-14-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,274
Posted By Scottybigs

I had PM’d him for #3, if you’re not planning to...

I had PM’d him for #3, if you’re not planning to keep it!
03-04-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,037
Posted By Scottybigs

Adding to the list of accolades and those not...

Adding to the list of accolades and those not willing to sell you there copy -- it's a great book, I use it for all of my wheels. I only build wheels every 2-3 years so it's critical for re-learning...
01-04-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,004
Posted By Scottybigs

I found that image when I googled '58 cm gunnar...

I found that image when I googled '58 cm gunnar crosshairs', it was from a blog page where he detailed the build: The Bike Shop Ride: February 2015 (http://isaacneff.blogspot.com/2015/02/). You are...
01-01-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,004
Posted By Scottybigs

WTB: Gunnar Crosshairs Frameset (58cm)

Always a longshot to be this specific, but this forum has always been the best place to look! I'm on the hunt for a 58cm Gunnar Crosshairs frameset -- any model year, and my preference is for one...
07-07-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,667
Posted By Scottybigs

Seconded on this point, especially for the...

Seconded on this point, especially for the Special. There's a missed opportunity not detailing the lugwork, which are long point lugs filed very thinly for a production frame. That and the bottom...
06-30-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,667
Posted By Scottybigs

As long as the new owners don't tweak their...

As long as the new owners don't tweak their current formula for frame tubing, geometry, and manufacturing quality, I hope that there continues to be a market for Wabi frames. If I ever need to be a...
05-26-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,212
Posted By Scottybigs

You did really well for that price, Brooks...

You did really well for that price, Brooks saddles alone run for $80 - $100 in my area. Welcome to the Wabi cult -- it's real.
05-16-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,527
Posted By Scottybigs

Sounds like we reached similar challenges —...

Sounds like we reached similar challenges — shorter rides, and rando bag half empty. I still wanted to make use of my front rack, and then I realized that this old Velo Orange croissant saddle bag...
05-12-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,879
Posted By Scottybigs

Also of interest was one commentators own...

Also of interest was one commentators own findings:"Thanks John. I made a similar spreadsheet 10ish years ago when we did the planing tests for BQ, but have since lost it. Your numbers match what...
05-12-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,879
Posted By Scottybigs

I think we're all in agreement about which...

I think we're all in agreement about which variables can affect our interpretation of ride quality, and we could probably forever disagree about which are most important because we all experience...
05-11-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 91,330
Posted By Scottybigs

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Front with thin line kool stops, clears the fork...
05-11-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,879
Posted By Scottybigs

Agree to disagree on that. My Reynolds 725 Wabi...

Agree to disagree on that. My Reynolds 725 Wabi running 28c or 32c rides lively and makes all of my other steel bikes feel dead. But I'll agree that defining "lively" is a super subjective exercise. ...
05-11-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,879
Posted By Scottybigs

All great info -- got me looking into the '83 and...

All great info -- got me looking into the '83 and '84 Trek catalog. Interesting how for the 720 they used 531C in '83, then 531ST in '84, then back to 531C in '85. How do you find your 720 rides...
05-11-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,879
Posted By Scottybigs

Quest for an .8/.5/.8 toptube & Tire Clearance

I've been digging through the forums trying to determine which production framesets met this criteria. From my own knowledge, most of the frames from the 70's/80's that were made with thinner walled...
05-10-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 91,330
Posted By Scottybigs

I can only really speak to my '83 SP, and the...

I can only really speak to my '83 SP, and the answer was Shimano CX-70 (or CX50, same shape and specs) brakes after trying five other types (incl. vintage Dia Compe).

Important to note -- I didn't...
05-10-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 91,330
Posted By Scottybigs

‘83 SP getting good use. Recent updates include a...

‘83 SP getting good use. Recent updates include a Brooks Cambium Organic Light saddle, and last summer I cold set the rear triangle to 130mm and laced 9-speed Ultegra hubs to Pacenti Brevet rims. The...
05-28-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,339
Posted By Scottybigs

Not looking to buy another, John - one Sekine is...

Not looking to buy another, John - one Sekine is enough for me for now!
05-28-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,339
Posted By Scottybigs

Seconded on the Sekine - I've been commuting on...

Seconded on the Sekine - I've been commuting on that same frame for the last 3 years, it's great. Originally came with 27 1-1/4 wheels, so if you run 700c with it you can clear 35c tires + fenders.
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01-22-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,010
Posted By Scottybigs

Just curious - was this frame originally built...

Just curious - was this frame originally built around 27" wheels, and converted to 700c? Looks like the Dia Compe's work well for the spacing (and look great).
11-15-18, 02:04 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 198,964
Posted By Scottybigs

Thanks! I've already got the 32H Pacenti Brevet...

Thanks! I've already got the 32H Pacenti Brevet rims, but am going to start looking for hubs. I'd like to try and find a pair of vintage Ultegra 9-speed hubs on the C+V sales, to semi-sync with the...
11-14-18, 11:07 AM
Replies: 627
Views: 198,964
Posted By Scottybigs

Keeping this thread alive. I road an...

Keeping this thread alive. I road an almost-century (145 km...really should have done donuts in the parking lot or something) last week, and feel like my Schwinn Voyageur SP is in that near-perfect...
11-13-18, 02:09 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 11,726
Posted By Scottybigs

For C&V, my '83 Schwinn Voyageur SP gets the most...

For C&V, my '83 Schwinn Voyageur SP gets the most kilometers. This bike keeps getting better, and this winter I'll be building a Pacenti Brevet/105 wheelset for it, which will shed almost a pound of...
07-10-18, 09:34 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 105,950
Posted By Scottybigs

Fixed group rides are the exact reason for such a...

Fixed group rides are the exact reason for such a steep gear ratio - I'm running 50x16. When I moved to Toronto I started riding with the allfixedgear crew (on Instagram), and had to drop 3 teeth in...
07-08-18, 07:19 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 105,950
Posted By Scottybigs

Haven't posted my Wabi in a while. Recent mods...

Haven't posted my Wabi in a while. Recent mods include a Fairweather (Nitto) stem, Surly stainless steel chainring, and swapping out the Brooks Swift for an old Avocet with titanium rails. Riding...
07-06-18, 08:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,320
Posted By Scottybigs

As others have noted, the Deore canti's you have...

As others have noted, the Deore canti's you have now are excellent (if tuned properly, but that's the case for all brakes). My partner rides an '89 Trek 520 with the same brakes. It's critical to...
06-07-18, 08:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 18,824
Posted By Scottybigs

Bingo.

Bingo.
06-06-18, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 985,463
Posted By Scottybigs

'83 Schwinn Voyageur SP, getting lots of use this...

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05-27-18, 08:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,381
Posted By Scottybigs

Run a search on 90's/early 2000's KHS Flite's...

Run a search on 90's/early 2000's KHS Flite's (800 I think?). There's an Ultegra equipped 853 Flite that popped up on Toronto Kijiji, so options in NYC may exist.
05-23-18, 06:27 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 45,348
Posted By Scottybigs

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Back in the winter. Colder, darker times.
05-06-18, 07:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,503
Posted By Scottybigs

I typically don't react to buying new black tires...

I typically don't react to buying new black tires with "can't wait to get those shiny fresh tires on my bike", as I would tan-wall tires. Yea they get dirty, but when they're clean, they're great.
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05-05-18, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,220
Posted By Scottybigs

A pic of the finished Univega would be nice....

A pic of the finished Univega would be nice. Regarding tire clearance, there was a recent thread on here (I think about a winter fixed gear frame) that lots of folks chimed in with frame options. Top...
05-02-18, 11:21 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 105,950
Posted By Scottybigs

By jove, he did it. Welcome to the rest of your...

By jove, he did it. Welcome to the rest of your life - you've arrived.
05-02-18, 09:12 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 28,139
Posted By Scottybigs

I was running Clement Strada (60TPI) 700 x 28's...

I was running Clement Strada (60TPI) 700 x 28's for about 2 years. Ok tires for the price, no complaints but no compliments either.

Switched to Compass 28c's standard casing, and yes there is...
04-13-18, 08:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,104
Posted By Scottybigs

Excellent, excellent find. Brass wire brush the...

Excellent, excellent find. Brass wire brush the surface rust, clear coat touch up the exposed metal spots, frame saver/rust check the inside, and you're all set.
04-09-18, 03:18 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 105,950
Posted By Scottybigs

+points for matching bottle cages. Nice...

+points for matching bottle cages. Nice conversion! My only recommendation would be to use half a wine cork between your rear fender and the chainstay bridge to improve your fender line.
04-05-18, 09:08 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 105,950
Posted By Scottybigs

Omniums and a Reynolds 520 steel frame - can't go...

Omniums and a Reynolds 520 steel frame - can't go wrong with that. Agreed re: access to Kilo TT's for Canadians. Flite's are the next best thing (if not equivalent...?)
04-05-18, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,422
Posted By Scottybigs

Depends on the frame/bike you've got - "old 6...

Depends on the frame/bike you've got - "old 6 speed roadie" could be a great bike...or not. More pics/details would help us help you!
04-05-18, 12:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,755
Posted By Scottybigs

^TMar nailed it before I could even review...

^TMar nailed it before I could even review vintage catalogs. You'll sleep better at night knowing that the stays and fork on the Fuji aren't hi tensile.

If you can find a mid-80's era Deore or...
04-04-18, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,802
Posted By Scottybigs

Great news, and great bikes - thanks!

Great news, and great bikes - thanks!
04-02-18, 08:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,802
Posted By Scottybigs

Just because this resurfaced - can you confirm...

Just because this resurfaced - can you confirm that the rear derailleur can shift 9/10 speed? Hoping to not have to replace mine when I cold set my rear triangle to 130mm and add more sprockets in...
03-31-18, 12:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,704
Posted By Scottybigs

...yeaaaa, putting "compass tires" and "rolling...

...yeaaaa, putting "compass tires" and "rolling resistance" in the same sentence effectively ignores the point of Jan Heine's existence.

If you want a comfortable, fast tire with decent puncture...
03-30-18, 07:22 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 23,585
Posted By Scottybigs

My other fixed gear is a randonneur. ...

My other fixed gear is a randonneur.

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03-25-18, 04:15 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,447
Posted By Scottybigs

Still just barely above freezing in Toronto, but...

Still just barely above freezing in Toronto, but the late day sun is kinda warm. Gave me an excuse to test riding with my Lezyne road pump mounted beneath the downtube to the 3rd water bottle braze...
03-25-18, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,211
Posted By Scottybigs

Jeez, wish my shakedown test rides lasted for 5...

Jeez, wish my shakedown test rides lasted for 5 months in Jamaica.

Now that I know your annual "leave of bike hunting absence" randyjawa, I ought to brave the treacherous winter drive up to...
03-25-18, 09:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,591
Posted By Scottybigs

I went out of my way and bought a bruised pair of...

I went out of my way and bought a bruised pair of Shimano 600 aero levers to match my groupset for $40. Rode them for a season, didn't find them all that great, then swapped out to more modern Cane...
03-25-18, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7,644
Views: 842,633
Posted By Scottybigs

Fairweather Seat Bag and MKS Lambda pedals from...

Fairweather Seat Bag and MKS Lambda pedals from Blue Lug, Tokyo. Happy to report that the pedals offer great support for large feet. When riding in boots, I had the unique sensation of riding on the...
03-23-18, 09:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,607
Posted By Scottybigs

This. And compatibility (friction DT) with...

This. And compatibility (friction DT) with hodge-podge drivetrain setups. And simplicity. DT's do for shifting what fixed gear does for...fixed gearing.

I think a big variable for people's...
03-22-18, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 111,671
Posted By Scottybigs

I think I'd go a little nuts trying to zero my...

I think I'd go a little nuts trying to zero my chainline to <1mm difference, especially knowing that my precision even when measuring with digital callipers is adequate at best. I usually get my...
03-20-18, 08:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,099
Posted By Scottybigs

Is there no return policy that would allow you to...

Is there no return policy that would allow you to send the frame back (like withing 60 days etc.)? Or is it cancelled out because you got custom paint?

Yea you could take the frame to a competent...
03-19-18, 03:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,821
Posted By Scottybigs

I was in the same boat (57cm frame, 8cm stem, 73...

I was in the same boat (57cm frame, 8cm stem, 73 x 73 degree), but admittedly a 57cm frame felt a little small. I ordered a 58cm Special, and not only does the frame fit better, but I'm running a 9cm...
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