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01-19-23, 02:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,796
Posted By denaffen

3speedslow it actually works pretty well. The...

3speedslow it actually works pretty well. The laid back geometry makes it ride nice and easy, even with the extra weight out front, and the 3 speed is a nice pairing to make the most of the...
01-14-23, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,796
Posted By denaffen

Well, first thing I did was relace the wheels...

Well, first thing I did was relace the wheels into some MTB 26Ē rims and built it up as a sort of 80s BMX cruiser. ...
12-17-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 64,087
Posted By denaffen

Volpe

I picked up this Volpe just before December. Itís very black. ...
05-31-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,796
Posted By denaffen

I missed out on the Huffman, but in the end the...

I missed out on the Huffman, but in the end the Schwinn came home with me.
04-04-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,116
Posted By denaffen

Itís been awhile so hereís an update. I decided...

Itís been awhile so hereís an update. I decided the porteur bars came back to much with the bar ends, so swapped out for some drops and now just flat bars. Iím running the bar ends as thumbies now...
02-09-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,447
Posted By denaffen

They'll work fine. The indexing comes at the...

They'll work fine. The indexing comes at the lever, not the derailleur. The only concern is if the "throw" -- the amount of travel for a given gear change -- matches, which is why Dura-Ace won't...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,720
Posted By denaffen

Personally, I don't really feel the need to...

Personally, I don't really feel the need to sexualize a bicycle.
01-30-22, 04:45 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,409
Posted By denaffen

My Trek 640

Bought as a frame. I love this bike.
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Forum: Commuting
01-16-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,535
Posted By denaffen

Consider products that might help cyclists with...

Consider products that might help cyclists with hearing loss ride more safely.
01-14-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,167
Posted By denaffen

It seems weird that yíall would defend dangerous...

It seems weird that yíall would defend dangerous trash, as ďitís all some can affordĒ but not stop to think that maybe the poor also want to be reasonably sure theyíre getting their moneyís worth and...
01-01-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5,845
Views: 654,495
Posted By denaffen

I got a Park TS-8 truing stand for Christmas. The...

I got a Park TS-8 truing stand for Christmas. The little arm on it only checks true on one side so I 3D printed a ďcaliperĒ style arm so I can check both at once. ...
11-21-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,324
Posted By denaffen

why? That looks pretty good to me.

why? That looks pretty good to me.
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Views: 694
Posted By denaffen

I'm not familiar with the Vittorio model myself...

I'm not familiar with the Vittorio model myself -- I'm sure other more knowledgable folks will chime in shortly -- but that's a very nicely spec'd bike. Not a clunker at all, had to be mid-to-high...
11-15-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 9,457
Posted By denaffen

Uh huh. Ok. Sure.

Uh huh. Ok. Sure.
11-15-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 9,457
Posted By denaffen

I imagine youíd have better examples, than I...

I imagine youíd have better examples, than I would given that Iím new to this forum.

Iím not judging. Iím just sharing a truism of any community. Online or off.

If you recognized yourself in...
11-08-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,884
Posted By denaffen

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11-08-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,116
Posted By denaffen

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Put in 20 miles today and got a glamour shot.
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11-07-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 707
Posted By denaffen

Lost my nerve for drilling when I found a nice...

Lost my nerve for drilling when I found a nice set of nut mount 105s ...
11-07-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,116
Posted By denaffen

I finished it up and took it for a spin today....

I finished it up and took it for a spin today. The jury is still out on this brake levers, and Iím gonna take an inch or more off the porteurs but I think I like it. Definitely like the gearing.
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10-29-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,116
Posted By denaffen

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Pulling the parts together takes forever. The VO...
10-23-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,723
Posted By denaffen

Next youíll tell me guitar strings donít stretch...

Next youíll tell me guitar strings donít stretch either.
10-23-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,698
Posted By denaffen

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10-22-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5,845
Views: 654,495
Posted By denaffen

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Why yes, I am stuffing a 2x10 drivetrain into a...
10-20-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 121,797
Posted By denaffen

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Just took this through the looking glass shot
10-18-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,054
Posted By denaffen

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Just a few in the workroom at a time
10-18-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5,845
Views: 654,495
Posted By denaffen

I wrapped and shellacíd a water bottle cage. ...

I wrapped and shellacíd a water bottle cage.

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10-16-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,525
Posted By denaffen

It just now occurred to me to try to compare them...

It just now occurred to me to try to compare them side be side.

tge...
10-12-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,116
Posted By denaffen

Currently I'm still sorting out components,...

Currently I'm still sorting out components, largely based on what I have in the parts bin already.

Wheels are -- at least initially -- going to be some 700c's that I have, take-offs from a...
10-12-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,116
Posted By denaffen

For those who aren't familiar, the 640 was only...

For those who aren't familiar, the 640 was only offered in 1983, and was pretty far up in the line-up. Of course, all the Campy stuff was long gone from this one by the time I got it....
10-12-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,116
Posted By denaffen

Trek 640 build-up

I recently picked up a Trek 640 frame and fork and am starting to think about how Iím going to build it up. ...
10-08-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,017
Posted By denaffen

Y'all are really messing with my head as I ponder...

Y'all are really messing with my head as I ponder my upcoming 640 build. I'm in love with all of these. First thing I need to figure out is if I go drop bars -- ctak yours is a looker -- or upright,...
10-06-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5,845
Views: 654,495
Posted By denaffen

Itís done ...

Itís done

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10-06-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 11,254
Posted By denaffen

It IS a nice post, but "And before some of you...

It IS a nice post, but "And before some of you inevitably criticize me for being “pro-cyclist”..." raised an eyebrow. Is that such a bad thing that he needs to preemptively distance himself?
10-05-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,080
Posted By denaffen

Aero! ...

Aero!


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10-05-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5,845
Views: 654,495
Posted By denaffen

Nearly done with this one. Had an 11th hour...

Nearly done with this one. Had an 11th hour change to upgraded brakes, which will entail a little light drilling to accommodate the recessed nut. Other than that, I think itís done. ...
10-01-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,172
Posted By denaffen

You've seen mine, but why pass up an opportunity...

You've seen mine, but why pass up an opportunity to post it again. For inspiration!
...
09-30-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 5,845
Views: 654,495
Posted By denaffen

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That...
09-30-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,278
Posted By denaffen

Well, I decided to stick with 27" and the...

Well, I decided to stick with 27" and the original Schwinn-branded rims, and ordered some more Panaracer Paselas. That'll give a nice head-to-head comparison with the Trek, which is also running on...
09-28-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,853
Posted By denaffen

Would you two knock it off? I don't even know if...

Would you two knock it off? I don't even know if you're serious or just ribbing each other, but either way you're dumping on a perfectly good topic. Please, for the sake of the rest of us, just stop.
09-25-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2,513
Views: 601,645
Posted By denaffen

I picked up a 640 frame set today. ...

I picked up a 640 frame set today.
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09-25-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5,845
Views: 654,495
Posted By denaffen

Still building it

Still building it
09-25-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,525
Posted By denaffen

I picked up the 640. As near as I can tell with...

I picked up the 640. As near as I can tell with it just sitting on some rims, unbuilt, I think it should fit nicely
09-25-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,877
Posted By denaffen

Personally Iíd want the Trek. I imagine the giant...

Personally Iíd want the Trek. I imagine the giant suspension is worn out, and the trek is surely much lighter
09-24-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 21,482
Views: 4,119,413
Posted By denaffen

That's nuts.

That's nuts.
09-23-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,853
Posted By denaffen

Having ridden a bike with the fork reversed to...

Having ridden a bike with the fork reversed to see what it was like, it was *not* more stable, it was squirrelly as hell. Downright dangerous handling and a significant toe overlap problem. I'm not...
09-23-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,525
Posted By denaffen

That is truly fantastic. Thank you. And it...

That is truly fantastic. Thank you. And it matches up very well with what my butt has been telling me.
...
09-14-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 29,474
Posted By denaffen

Because I refuse to just listen to old-fart music...

Because I refuse to just listen to old-fart music despite my own encroaching old-fartiness, I've been actively listening to new artists and music lately. I've even considered making a "New Music for...
09-13-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,808
Posted By denaffen

Around here $200 Treks are common, as are some...

Around here $200 Treks are common, as are some other nice bikes. The trick is that unless you know what to look for and are prepared to do any needed repairs, you could just be buying a problem you...
08-31-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 305,084
Posted By denaffen

Mine as I recently got it. ...

Mine as I recently got it.


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and now
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08-28-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,487
Posted By denaffen

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Sufi no cranks on mine. Sorry itís not a better pic
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