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08-02-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,418
Posted By phtomita

Did it 5 years ago from 126 to 130 and never...

Did it 5 years ago from 126 to 130 and never looked back. Sheldon Brown method!
You can secure around the chain stay bridge to make sure it won't detach when you go to 150 or so
07-24-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 649
Posted By phtomita

It would be a good practice to replace tires...

It would be a good practice to replace tires yourself, so you will be better prepared when flat happens....
07-19-22, 01:53 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,855
Posted By phtomita

My first road bike was an aluminum for a year,...

My first road bike was an aluminum for a year, then moved to a 86 Nishiki Tri-a and got a Centurion ProTour15 (steel) for commute.
Using wider tires for commute is great and super comfy, but somehow...
07-18-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 439
Posted By phtomita

I've removed the bolt and is do see some room....

I've removed the bolt and is do see some room. Measuring the handlebar it was 25.4, so I added the beer can shim and lets see how it goes....
07-18-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 922
Posted By phtomita

I finished my first double century this past...

I finished my first double century this past Saturday. Instead of having the meal provided by the event at mid point, got to each some good food similar to what I eat everyday and that gave me some...
07-04-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 709
Posted By phtomita

Last day at Hawk Hill From Bicentennial...

Last day at Hawk Hill

From Bicentennial Campground area
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From the view...
07-04-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 709
Posted By phtomita

Ride to SFO airport and north to downtown At...

Ride to SFO airport and north to downtown

At Bayfront Park
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Golden...
07-04-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 709
Posted By phtomita

Some pics from Balboa Park to Richmond Station ...

Some pics from Balboa Park to Richmond Station

Rincon Park at end of Folsom St....
07-01-22, 12:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 709
Posted By phtomita

The fog is pretty dense in the morning, so maybe...

The fog is pretty dense in the morning, so maybe will try to adventure to the Hawk Hill on Sunday.
I rode to Richmond Bart Station. San Jose Ave, Folsom St to the Bay, around to Golden Gate Bridge,...
05-30-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 5,230
Views: 599,190
Posted By phtomita

Finish putting together the bike today, no test...

Finish putting together the bike today, no test drive yet.
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05-28-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 664
Posted By phtomita

Mission acomplished ...

Mission acomplished
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05-27-22, 10:34 PM
Replies: 5,230
Views: 599,190
Posted By phtomita

Picked up frame from power coat :) Some more...

Picked up frame from power coat :)
Some more pics on this old thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-whats-worth-appraisals/1132753-nishiki-tri-2.html).

...
05-27-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 70,489
Views: 11,535,882
Posted By phtomita

Panasonic DX-3000 Road Bike - Deore - 1982 In...

Panasonic DX-3000 Road Bike - Deore - 1982 In Rare Original Condition - $185 (Make Offer) (Bellevue)
https://seattle.craigslist.org/est/bik/d/bellevue-panasonic-dx-3000-road-bike/7489199126.html...
05-12-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 927
Posted By phtomita

I went from 170 to 165mm and when R7000 came out....

I went from 170 to 165mm and when R7000 came out. I got the 160mm and like it very much.
I have a commuter with 165mm and I end up pedaling slower than the other bike with 160mm where normally I try...
05-05-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5,230
Views: 599,190
Posted By phtomita

Not myself, but CycleFab's Colin helped move the...

Not myself, but CycleFab's Colin helped move the seat stay bridge few mms up to fit a wider tire and added bosses around since will get a fresh powder coat anyway....
05-03-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7,685
Views: 859,064
Posted By phtomita

wd-40 worked pretty well to clean a white hood...

wd-40 worked pretty well to clean a white hood for me.
05-03-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 70,489
Views: 11,535,882
Posted By phtomita

Motobecane Jubilee Sport 1983 vintage - $75...

Motobecane Jubilee Sport 1983 vintage - $75 (Edmonds)https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/bik/d/edmonds-motobecane-jubilee-sport-1983/7478909547.html...
05-02-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 70,489
Views: 11,535,882
Posted By phtomita

Vintage Panasonic DX4000 $250 ...

Vintage Panasonic DX4000 $250
https://offerup.com/item/detail/1392797216?q=shimano+105
...
04-26-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 455
Posted By phtomita

H Plus Son Archetypes :) from CRC free shipping +...

H Plus Son Archetypes :) from CRC free shipping + no tax
04-16-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By phtomita

Passed forward the Centurion Ironman Master, and...

Passed forward the Centurion Ironman Master, and followed by n + 1 :lol:

Bianchi Vigorelli 2004 size 44cm for wife. She did test drive and liked it and mentioned very light.
Full Ultegra, triple...
04-16-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By phtomita

n - 1

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03-22-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5,230
Views: 599,190
Posted By phtomita

I changed spacer length to fit modern cantilever...

I changed spacer length to fit modern cantilever brakes to my 1984 Centurion ProTour15 that has narrow posts.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1248237-replacing-cantilever-brakes.html
03-20-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 769
Posted By phtomita

Today went to a morning ride and took a long...

Today went to a morning ride and took a long downhill that merges to a busy road and braking feels much better compared with the old dia-compes.
03-19-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 769
Posted By phtomita

Finish modifying the length of spacer and...

Finish modifying the length of spacer and installation.
The actual length of the spacer got to 6.7mm - didn't want to file down to around 6mm that should be the ideal leng.
The rear one is the...
03-19-22, 12:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 769
Posted By phtomita

Happy with the outcome of shortening the spacers....

Happy with the outcome of shortening the spacers.
Used a drill attached to the bike stand, a bolt with nut and few rounds of electric tape to get tight into the spacer hole.
First, marked the...
03-18-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 769
Posted By phtomita

I converted this from 27" to 700c and had the...

I converted this from 27" to 700c and had the dia-compe cantis where I had to direct the pads down. Anyways, the bike is built with modern components....
03-17-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 769
Posted By phtomita

The Centurion ProTour15 has a 65mm center to...

The Centurion ProTour15 has a 65mm center to center space between the bosses to attach the brakes. The rim is 23.4mm wide.
Having the pads at lowest position and the shortest spacer it fit nice....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,203
Posted By phtomita

I wear bifocal glasses with light sensitivity...

I wear bifocal glasses with light sensitivity lens. When started riding I though to have something holding it, but never needed it and just don't pay attention to it anymore.
Forum: Foo
03-07-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 631
Posted By phtomita

The last one I spend time fixing was a toaster...

The last one I spend time fixing was a toaster that has some 20 years.
It just stop working, so I looked around but all new ones are ugly and plastic.
The one I had is metal outside (stainless...
02-28-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 664
Posted By phtomita

Shimano 600 crown race

I removed the crown race after fighting couple days.
First I used the screwdriver + hammer method and banged quite hard and didn't come out, but notice it had moved a tiny bit.
I found an old knife...
02-28-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 31,247
Posted By phtomita

Just got a RAR12 28 holes and RAF12 24 holes and...

Just got a RAR12 28 holes and RAF12 24 holes and building with H Plus Son Archetypes and Sapim Laser spokes....
02-08-22, 12:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 567
Posted By phtomita

Thank you, this is very helpful :thumb:

Thank you, this is very helpful :thumb:
10-23-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 70,489
Views: 11,535,882
Posted By phtomita

Vintage Hercules - $20 (West Seattle) ...

Vintage Hercules - $20 (West Seattle)
https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/d/seattle-vintage-hercules/7398371497.html...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,917
Posted By phtomita

I replaced my rear to a 28c clincher at beginning...

I replaced my rear to a 28c clincher at beginning of June and it is at 1750 miles. I have small cuts from glass/rock but in good condition.
The front has a GP4 25c that should be on its 2500 miles...
10-08-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,396
Posted By phtomita

I have a 160mm on my fast road bike and a 165mm...

I have a 160mm on my fast road bike and a 165mm on my steel commuter.
When I first move the road bike from 165mm (105 5800 to 105 R700) to 160mm, the feel was that I was slower for a 40 miles ride,...
09-24-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,684
Posted By phtomita

This worked great for me. ...

This worked great for me.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdibmxBuMy0&t=3s
09-20-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 711,433
Posted By phtomita

At Duvall to get some bike pieces from Craigslist...

At Duvall to get some bike pieces from Craigslist
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09-20-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 711,433
Posted By phtomita

Centennial Trail Nakashima Barn trail head on way...

Centennial Trail Nakashima Barn trail head on way back from Bellingham to Redmond on Aug 22nd....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,199
Posted By phtomita

Moved all the hardware from my Nishiki to the...

Moved all the hardware from my Nishiki to the Litespeed.
Noticed I don't have a closer photo yet .... So far around 100 miles on titanium on after couple adjustments. Very nice.

I noticed the...
07-18-21, 12:24 AM
Replies: 70,489
Views: 11,535,882
Posted By phtomita

Vintage Zeus Bike Frame 59cm - $140 (North...

Vintage Zeus Bike Frame 59cm - $140 (North Greenwood/Bitter Lake)https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bop/d/seattle-vintage-zeus-bike-frame-59cm/7352488482.html...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,199
Posted By phtomita

Drive side pic :lol: - Need to remove the spacers...

Drive side pic :lol: - Need to remove the spacers and replace bb.
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,199
Posted By phtomita

My first titanium

After couple of steel frames, got a titanium one. :)
From seller, it is a 2003 Litespeed Firenze.
Going to rebuild it with a shorter crank arm - 172.5mm is not for me.
...
06-27-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 70,489
Views: 11,535,882
Posted By phtomita

1990 Novara XR - $40...

1990 Novara XR - $40 (Anacortes)https://skagit.craigslist.org/bop/d/anacortes-1990-novara-xr/7342453391.html...
04-22-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 70,489
Views: 11,535,882
Posted By phtomita

Specialized Stumpjumper full hardtail - $325...

Specialized Stumpjumper full hardtail - $325 (Bellevue)https://seattle.craigslist.org/est/bik/d/bellevue-specialized-stumpjumper-full/7310812792.html
...
04-18-21, 12:55 AM
Replies: 70,489
Views: 11,535,882
Posted By phtomita

1987 Nishiki Linear Time Trials Funny Bike - $500...

1987 Nishiki Linear Time Trials Funny Bike - $500 (Bainbridge Island)https://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/bik/d/bainbridge-island-1987-nishiki-linear/7308467800.html
For sale is a 1987 Nishiki Linear...
04-16-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 70,489
Views: 11,535,882
Posted By phtomita

https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/bik/d/shelton-a...

https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/bik/d/shelton-albert-eisentraut-racing-bike/7308053283.htmlAlbert Eisentraut Racing Bike -...
Forum: Touring
02-27-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,404
Posted By phtomita

https://ride.lezyne.com/collections/hand-pumps-hig...

https://ride.lezyne.com/collections/hand-pumps-high-volume-trail/products/1-mp-mfdr-v204hv
but I got this one, not cheap - it is a mini floor pump, so very easy to use.
02-11-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,532
Posted By phtomita

Was out there from around 2 to 4 PM and notice...

Was out there from around 2 to 4 PM and notice below when got into garage. Nice ride, but got a bit wet coming back....
02-11-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,532
Posted By phtomita

Nice bike! I ride quite a bit on Sammamish...

Nice bike!
I ride quite a bit on Sammamish River Trail, then Burke Gilman and back from 520 trail, or the other way - it is a nice 40 miles ride for me
Since we are looking for some snow sprinkles,...
02-02-21, 11:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 31,247
Posted By phtomita

After 2 full years and some 5 k miles on these...

After 2 full years and some 5 k miles on these wheels nothing to complain.
No issue with spokes and both wheels are pretty true too.
I rebuilt the bike to R7000 beginning of last year and I notice...
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