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07-30-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,898
Posted By Whit51

Good point. A guy who drafts semi-trucks at 60...

Good point. A guy who drafts semi-trucks at 60 mph should not take chances with getting tangled up in his brake cables.
07-30-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,898
Posted By Whit51

Maybe I should further expand this to say ďunless...

Maybe I should further expand this to say ďunless you are an expert frame builder adding functional enhancements consistent with the original design concept and aesthetics of the bike in question.Ē...
07-30-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,898
Posted By Whit51

[QUOTE=Lascauxcaveman;21614588]Rule: Don't drew...

[QUOTE=Lascauxcaveman;21614588]Rule: Don't drew the RD hanger. You may want to change that fixie back into a real bike someday.

I would expand on this to propose ď donít use a hacksaw or grinder...
07-14-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,332
Posted By Whit51

Bikes are in high demand in the DC area. The...

Bikes are in high demand in the DC area. The trails are jammed, Telecommuters and furlough victims have more free time and cycling is seen as a safe way to get outdoors and commuters are staying...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,147
Posted By Whit51

Radball?

Radball?
06-28-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,480
Posted By Whit51

Nice one!

Nice one!
06-24-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,022
Posted By Whit51

The Cool Stop Bead Jack is worth getting, and...

The Cool Stop Bead Jack is worth getting, and it’s relatively inexpensive. I had a hell of a time mounting some Panaracer Gravel Kings a year a go and dreaded the day I had to change a flat. I...
06-18-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,045
Posted By Whit51

Here in the DC area that bike would not last a...

Here in the DC area that bike would not last a weekend on Craigslist priced at $300.
06-12-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By Whit51

Here’s a mint Specialized Crossroads I added a...

Here’s a mint Specialized Crossroads I added a threadless stem converter, road stem, drop bars 7 speed RX 100 brifters and a freewheel with 34 tooth big chainring. No other changes, works fine, but...
06-01-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,007
Posted By Whit51

Great bike. You’re unlikely to be mocked for...

Great bike. You’re unlikely to be mocked for flat pedals on this forum, lots of us use them.
05-20-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 14,662
Posted By Whit51

The one and only new bike I bought for myself In...

The one and only new bike I bought for myself In a shop was a Viscount in Austin in 1976 or so. I’ve bought well over 100 bikes and frames over the years but that was the only new one. I bought one...
05-16-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,068
Posted By Whit51

+1 when I bought my my Univega Specialissima...

+1 when I bought my my Univega Specialissima online many years ago, there were few if any other bidders because is was advertised as a Nivega. A pump clip or something was obscuring the U in...
05-16-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By Whit51

Beautiful work!

Beautiful work!
05-09-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By Whit51

Speedoflite, enjoy reading these posts every...

Speedoflite, enjoy reading these posts every month, please keep it up,
05-08-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,105
Posted By Whit51

I’ve got more Open Pro’s and related rims than...

I’ve got more Open Pro’s and related rims than any other wheel set. Maybe the French government can bail them out.
05-08-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,816
Posted By Whit51

Trek Multi Tracks are excellent hybrids....

Trek Multi Tracks are excellent hybrids. Specialized Crossroads is another good one. Here’s one I converted to a commuter/gravel bike.Originally had flat bars.,,, edit: ARRGH! I can’t believe I...
05-01-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,130
Posted By Whit51

Can’t attach photos directly from iPAD to PM....

Can’t attach photos directly from iPAD to PM. Have not had this problem in recent years. Is this a permanent change or a glitch?
04-22-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 923
Posted By Whit51

These wheels would look great on a black bike

These wheels would look great on a black bike
04-20-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,115
Posted By Whit51

OP, Your pricing and display technique in the...

OP, Your pricing and display technique in the first 2 pics is a good example for all of to follow when selling multiple small components!
04-18-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By Whit51

Google oxalic acid site:bikeforums.net for many...

Google oxalic acid site:bikeforums.net for many discussions of this topic. Evapo Rust has gotten good reviews but I’ve never used it. Good luck!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 640
Posted By Whit51

I have a Black Mountain Road and live it. It’s a...

I have a Black Mountain Road and live it. It’s a true all rounder. ,See the tech specs on the BM website for recommended mid reach caliper brakes.
04-12-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By Whit51

Those are very nice bikes. Worth the Effort to...

Those are very nice bikes. Worth the Effort to get it roadworthy.
04-05-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 668
Posted By Whit51

Other STI options - 7 speed Shimano RSX or...

Other STI options - 7 speed Shimano RSX or Microshift - if you have 7 speed on it now you would not have to get a new rear wheel and cassette. Or consider Shimano 9 speed Ultegra or 105. Requires...
04-02-20, 05:34 AM
03-31-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By Whit51

Bike Wagon and Modern Bike have been good for me.

Bike Wagon and Modern Bike have been good for me.
03-31-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,927
Posted By Whit51

I have Shimano Sante single pivot brakes on a...

I have Shimano Sante single pivot brakes on a 1989 Schwann Circuit. I’m generally not a fan of single pivot calipers, but these stop great!
03-29-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,155
Posted By Whit51

Hudson 308, great technique!

Hudson 308, great technique!
03-24-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,465
Posted By Whit51

I agree with post#5 / Andy K. Iíve pieced 9 And...

I agree with post#5 / Andy K. Iíve pieced 9 And 10 speed Ultegra and Dura Ace groups together from swaps, eBay and FB Marketplace. Amazing how many people get rid of these great groups because...
03-22-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 2,272,945
Posted By Whit51

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/68ed1997_481c_4eec_a747_0310bd8dcea1_558e26b716629e0b4ad93c488e4a48158ccfe3ee.jpeg
I had the same idea, DA 9 speed.
03-21-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By Whit51

Beautiful!

Beautiful!
03-21-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By Whit51

Moulton now lives in Charleston SC and has an...

Moulton now lives in Charleston SC and has an excellent bike blog :

Dave Moulton's Blog - Dave Moulton's Bike Blog (http://davesbikeblog.squarespace.com/)
03-20-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,113
Posted By Whit51

Deal4 Fuji, your 2x4 craftsmanship is much better...

Deal4 Fuji, your 2x4 craftsmanship is much better than mine!
03-19-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,113
Posted By Whit51

On mandatory telework. Before starting time and...

On mandatory telework. Before starting time and on lunch breaks Iím finally building up this 1981 61x. The seat tube wrap is not oriiginal- the bike had the old school individual T R E K logo, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By Whit51

Congrats on your weight loss. Great looking bike.

Congrats on your weight loss. Great looking bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By Whit51

I’ve used older Ultra triples as a staring point...

I’ve used older Ultra triples as a staring point then removed the large ring and replaced the middle ring with a 46 tooth, giving me a 46-30 subcompact double.
02-27-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,425
Posted By Whit51

Back to the topic of brakes. Iíve been able to...

Back to the topic of brakes. Iíve been able to switch between the stock 27Ē wheels and 700c wheels with no problem on my 87 Tenax Voyageur. The original equipment brakes will adjust down just enough...
02-04-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,193
Posted By Whit51

I plan to be there. I always find some good stuff.

I plan to be there. I always find some good stuff.
01-24-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,160
Posted By Whit51

I have a lot of compact crank sets (50/34, 48/34,...

I have a lot of compact crank sets (50/34, 48/34, 46/34) made from old110bcd Sakai or Sugino cranks. My favorite setup ( on a Black Mountain Cycles Road) is a 46/30 subcompact made from an Ultegra...
01-11-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 838
Posted By Whit51

The 853 Tourmalets are great. Most 853 Lemonds...

The 853 Tourmalets are great. Most 853 Lemonds had carbon forks, I donít care for carbon forks in general and donít trust them on 20 year old used bikes. The 853 Tourmalet, Nevada City and Poprad had...
01-11-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By Whit51

OP, thanks for posting that catalog, I’ve never...

OP, thanks for posting that catalog, I’ve never seen it. I’d love to find the 81 catalog.
01-08-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,714
Posted By Whit51

I had the same shifting issue on a 9 speed Dura...

I had the same shifting issue on a 9 speed Dura Ace group. Rotating the FD slightly inward fixed it.
01-05-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 320
Posted By Whit51

SunTour Vx GT Long Cage Rear Mech

Good condition, some normal patina, jockey wheel teeth show minimal wear, mounting threads sharp and clean, return spring is strong, all bolts and screws in place. Functionally and cosmetically, this...
01-03-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,142
Posted By Whit51

In my opinion the blue ones are the best looking,...

In my opinion the blue ones are the best looking, and seem to be harder to find than the Orange. Also came in Cool Lemon, I believe.. I sold an orange 23Ē frameset with lots of paint touch ups for...
12-30-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 57,417
Views: 8,339,110
Posted By Whit51

Thereís aBridgestone RB2 Synergy on Facebook...

Thereís aBridgestone RB2 Synergy on Facebook Marketplacein DC area (Silver Spring). Looks like 60 mm or larger. $160. ...
12-27-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 701
Views: 134,019
Posted By Whit51

Daccordi Griffe, SLX, recently built up from a...

Daccordi Griffe, SLX, recently built up from a bare frameset. Rides great, nice handling. Lots of pantographing. ...
12-20-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,898
Posted By Whit51

The same gear acquisition syndrome that drives my...

The same gear acquisition syndrome that drives my bike addiction has made me a lifelong guitar addict. The same cheapskate / hands-on traits that make me a C&V guy also drove me to build my own...
12-17-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 909
Posted By Whit51

His book Upgrading Your Bike is a goldmine of...

His book Upgrading Your Bike is a goldmine of useful info about 80’s components.
12-17-19, 05:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 631
Posted By Whit51

Great find! Regarding the crank, any chance itís...

Great find! Regarding the crank, any chance itís Italian threaded? At any rate, make sure you are turning the tool in the correct direction. Also make sure thereís not a crank bolt washer left in the...
Replies: 31
Views: 7,097
Posted By Whit51

Wobble wheel, you’re responding to an 8+ year old...

Wobble wheel, you’re responding to an 8+ year old thread. You’re right about Austin bike culture in the 70s though. I was in grad school at UT in 76-77 and bought my first good bike there. I...
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