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08-16-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By due ruote

I have been pretty happy with these. Retro...

I have been pretty happy with these.
Retro Leather Crochet Cycling Gloves - Classic Tan https://a.co/d/80mhx0U
08-14-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,918
Posted By due ruote

I have a '92 Stumpjumper with drop bars. I...

I have a '92 Stumpjumper with drop bars. I converted the 7 speed hub to 8 and use indexing Ultegra bar end shifters. The performance is pretty flawless.
08-08-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,015
Posted By due ruote

There are certainly plenty of bikes I wouldn't...

There are certainly plenty of bikes I wouldn't drill, but I did add rivnuts to my Grand Sport several years ago, and no problems. I had a chunk of tubing from a trashed frame, so I practiced on that...
08-08-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 415
Posted By due ruote

I believe they have a lacquer of some kind from...

I believe they have a lacquer of some kind from the factory. Eventually that will wear down. I didn’t like the uneven spotty appearance that resulted, so I just went the opposite direction of the OP...
08-08-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 463
Posted By due ruote

Beautiful bike. I'm curious to know whether a...

Beautiful bike. I'm curious to know whether a drag brake was used for the Alps crossing.
08-02-22, 10:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 528
Posted By due ruote

Suntour Barcons are great. I like to set them as...

Suntour Barcons are great. I like to set them as light as possible without ghost-shifting. The small locknuts that hold the lever tension are prone to wandering off, so it’s advisable to use blue...
07-31-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7,167
Views: 969,083
Posted By due ruote

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/5620c164_b6d3_45c5_b1d9_f03dfdbb1664_6126b13f91654454b4ea9a54c5cec71cc420b9a2.jpeg
07-28-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7,366
Views: 3,287,331
Posted By due ruote

Well, that’s a replacement fork on my bike, but I...

Well, that’s a replacement fork on my bike, but I think it’s pretty close to the original as far as clearance goes. What you describe seems atypical - most of what I see in this thread seems close to...
07-28-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7,366
Views: 3,287,331
Posted By due ruote

I have posted my 92 Stumpjumper Comp previously;...

I have posted my 92 Stumpjumper Comp previously; now an update with new fenders and frame bag.
...
07-25-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 4,487
Posted By due ruote

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

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07-22-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 776
Posted By due ruote

I don’t know…that brake housing looks a tad too...

I don’t know…that brake housing looks a tad too long.
07-18-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By due ruote

Wow, I have no idea, but it's pretty interesting....

Wow, I have no idea, but it's pretty interesting. Maybe a custom?
What is the gizmo that's hanging by the front brake?
07-15-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 724
Posted By due ruote

At least with an iPhone, one can tap the screen...

At least with an iPhone, one can tap the screen pre-shutter to let the camera know what to focus on. Moreover, one can touch and drag up or down for more/less exposure. I can do this with my 6s. I...
07-14-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 559
Posted By due ruote

+1. I set up a bike of mine with what I thought...

+1. I set up a bike of mine with what I thought was perfect 8-speed gearing, and optimized the chainline for the large ring and the couple of cogs I routinely use in my mostly-flat terrain. But the...
07-10-22, 05:42 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 4,487
Posted By due ruote

How about a very small bridge? ...

How about a very small bridge?

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07-08-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 70,609
Views: 11,553,834
Posted By due ruote

Large Miyata 1200 on Chicago CL for $260. Looks...

Large Miyata 1200 on Chicago CL for $260. Looks nice!
https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/d/chicago-miyata-1200-touring-bike-rare/7502998093.html
07-06-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,132
Posted By due ruote

Buy used. We have bought 3 tandems so far: a...

Buy used. We have bought 3 tandems so far: a Santana Sovereign, an Ibis, and a Cannondale. Found them all on CL and paid $600-$700 for each. Of course your location matters, and if you are looking...
07-04-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 311
Posted By due ruote

You do need to type “fireworks” all lower case....

You do need to type “fireworks” all lower case. At least I did.
07-02-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 162,385
Posted By due ruote

Cheap steel Santana near Dayton. ...

Cheap steel Santana near Dayton.
https://dayton.craigslist.org/bik/d/medway-santana-tandem-needs-good-home/7502456067.html
07-02-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 772
Posted By due ruote

Thanks for posting that. fyi the promo code...

Thanks for posting that.
fyi the promo code box auto-capitalizes, but you need to enter all lower case for the code to work.
07-01-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 654
Posted By due ruote

If you are riding places where 38mm won’t cut it,...

If you are riding places where 38mm won’t cut it, what about the pedal strike risk when you lower the BB?
I am in the mtb camp, but then again I really like the way my rigid Stumpjumper rides. ...
06-30-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 772
Posted By due ruote

That’s a buzz-kill for sure. Were they old, or...

That’s a buzz-kill for sure. Were they old, or did they give you trouble from the start?
06-30-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 772
Posted By due ruote

I just looked at the Barlow Pass tires and was...

I just looked at the Barlow Pass tires and was surprised to see that they are listed as 385g. vs 320g for Supple Vitesse. I wonder if that’s a typo, especially as the endurance casing version is...
06-28-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,156
Posted By due ruote

I would put a blue Gios on the list for sure.

I would put a blue Gios on the list for sure.
06-28-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 772
Posted By due ruote

Stated weights for 38mm tires: Supple...

Stated weights for 38mm tires:

Supple Vitesse 320g
Gravelking Slick 330g
RH Barlow Pass 385g
Pasela Protite 420g
Shikoro 430g
Everwear 460g

In the Soma tires, the Supple Vitesse casing...
06-28-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 772
Posted By due ruote

38mm Soma Supple Vitesse EX vs. Shikoro vs. Gravelking - opinions?

We have been using the Supple Vitesse EX (38 width) on our tandem and have been pretty pleased. Not a lot of flats, and we get around 4k miles from them, which I think is pretty good for a tire this...
06-24-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7,692
Views: 860,197
Posted By due ruote

Custom frame bag from a Ukrainian seller on Etsy....

Custom frame bag from a Ukrainian seller on Etsy. Very nicely finished and a real bargain imho.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/1021686724/...
06-23-22, 09:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,338
Posted By due ruote

Not a bay, but the OP did say large bodies of...

Not a bay, but the OP did say large bodies of water. Lake Michigan is one of those.
...
06-22-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 111
Posted By due ruote

…and bearings are loose in both pedals (PD520). I...

…and bearings are loose in both pedals (PD520). I hope that’s it - easy fix.
06-22-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 111
Posted By due ruote

The chainring bolts are all tight, but I suppose...

The chainring bolts are all tight, but I suppose I could remove and grease them just to be sure.
The cartridge unit in the eccentric felt good. No grittiness or play that I could detect. I assume...
06-22-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 111
Posted By due ruote

Truvativ Isis extraction problem, and annoying creak

We are getting an annoying creaking sound on our 2005 Cannondale tandem when pedaling. I thought it was likely an insufficiently greased eccentric BB, so I set about removal. The crank arms bolts all...
06-10-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,344
Posted By due ruote

We did that ride a few years ago on the tandem....

We did that ride a few years ago on the tandem. Very nice - have fun.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1361/img_7272_crop_640ff6469dfe673ada8ff46af4e8703328e8e81a.jpg
06-07-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 70,609
Views: 11,553,834
Posted By due ruote

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/d/flossmoor...

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/d/flossmoor-vintage-motobecane-roadbike/7476045778.html

...
06-05-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 803
Posted By due ruote

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trail_of_the_Coeur_d...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trail_of_the_Coeur_d%27Alenes

This is a great rail trail with nice views and little climbing. I would skip the east end that runs along the highway. Watch for moose....
06-05-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 813
Posted By due ruote

Seems like the market for old Stingrays way...

Seems like the market for old Stingrays way outshines that for vintage race bikes. You have to be an old bike nut to have an interest in race bikes, but the Stingray is a cultural touchstone for that...
06-03-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 70,609
Views: 11,553,834
Posted By due ruote

That’s interesting. Was that all Schwinns, or...

That’s interesting. Was that all Schwinns, or just this model? I would have thought that by the mid-80’s most higher end bikes were 126.
06-03-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 70,609
Views: 11,553,834
Posted By due ruote

That spacing surprises me. You sure a PO didn’t...

That spacing surprises me. You sure a PO didn’t reduce it for a fixed gear setup?
06-03-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 70,609
Views: 11,553,834
Posted By due ruote

Juicy red Peloton with Superbe Pro. Has been on...

Juicy red Peloton with Superbe Pro. Has been on Madison CL since last year.

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d/spring-green-vintage-1984-schwinn/7479605084.html
06-02-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 703
Posted By due ruote

We are missing some details. Cloth tape? Bottom...

We are missing some details. Cloth tape? Bottom up or top down? I assume you would have said so if it was shellacked.
Anyway, assuming it’s cloth, you could trim the end flush, then wrap just the...
05-31-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By due ruote

Why not measure the existing drive side spindle...

Why not measure the existing drive side spindle end to cup (or better yet, to the paint), and then ask VO to send the one that’s the closest match?
05-16-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 852
Posted By due ruote

Kind of a clever way to paint a beater, actually....

Kind of a clever way to paint a beater, actually. When it gets a scrape, just grab whatever spray can is handy and have at it. Not that this bike doesn’t deserve far better.
05-13-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,346
Posted By due ruote

To each his own. I have nothing invested in what...

To each his own. I have nothing invested in what size tires someone else likes, or what their reasons are. I do have a couple of observations though.
1. The default tire size in the pro peloton...
05-12-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 745
Posted By due ruote

Prestige…that fork…that color…some serious points...

Prestige…that fork…that color…some serious points in the win column.
05-11-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 792
Posted By due ruote

I won’t dig into the debate, other than to say...

I won’t dig into the debate, other than to say that I too like my Maxxis DTH tires a lot on my Stumpjumper with drop bars. Yeah, they are wide. I run them around 50psi and I swear the bike is quick...
05-11-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 272
Posted By due ruote

Suntour Barcons

SOLD

Solid rider condition barcons. A few minor scuffs on the lever covers, and there was some light rust on the locknuts, which came off easily with naval jelly. Includes original stainless...
05-06-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 438
Posted By due ruote

Love it! I guess now we know where Raleigh got...

Love it! I guess now we know where Raleigh got their inspiration for the Grand Sport.
05-06-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 790
Posted By due ruote

It looks great. The only things I wonder about...

It looks great. The only things I wonder about are 1) does it fit ok? The saddle is mighty low, but perhaps a smaller frame would be difficult to find; 2) how is the gearing working out? That seems...
05-06-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By due ruote

I finally got around to doing this. It was all...

I finally got around to doing this. It was all pretty straightforward. The links provided below were excellent and very helpful. I did need to dimple the fenders slightly for stay and fork blade...
05-06-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,163
Posted By due ruote

I assume you are joking. That bike is BA. They...

I assume you are joking. That bike is BA.
They are amazing bikes if you are a 25mm max sort of person. I let mine go for that reason in a tough downsize decision, but it’s one I still miss.
05-06-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By due ruote

Ah yes, this sounds right. Thanks.

Ah yes, this sounds right. Thanks.
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