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12-06-17, 02:43 PM
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Posted By wearyourtruth

so i have one vote for tubular as superior to all...

so i have one vote for tubular as superior to all others and one vote for tubular as stupid. :lol:

the guitar ted article makes some valid points about inability to repair in the field. that...
12-05-17, 04:20 PM
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Views: 1,900
Posted By wearyourtruth

Tubular tires over 33mm?

Hey folks, I was recently offered an un-refutable deal on a set of carbon tubular wheels. They already have a pair of decent 33mm cx tires on them, but I generally never run anything that narrow and...
09-08-17, 12:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,087
Posted By wearyourtruth

not everyone is comfortable taking a hand off the...

not everyone is comfortable taking a hand off the bars to shift (my fiancee included). she probably could if she REALLY wanted to, but it's hard enough to get her on a bike as it is.
09-08-17, 10:36 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By wearyourtruth

if what you really want is trigger shifters and...

if what you really want is trigger shifters and not thumbies (as mentioned above) then i do remember Shimano made Deore LX 3x8 shifters in silver... which makes it a little classier, especially...
09-08-17, 09:47 AM
Replies: 20
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Posted By wearyourtruth

I did not find any other marks on the steer tube,...

I did not find any other marks on the steer tube, but i can take another look.

I have contacted the Berkeley police department and we'll see what comes of it, though it may be difficult to get a...
09-08-17, 09:39 AM
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Posted By wearyourtruth

the caps do not have a wave, they are straight...

the caps do not have a wave, they are straight down :-/
09-05-17, 07:35 PM
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Posted By wearyourtruth

yeah i had hoped it might be a Romic, but he used...

yeah i had hoped it might be a Romic, but he used a pretty long serial number, like 10 digits or something like that. definitely not one of his
09-05-17, 07:29 PM
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Posted By wearyourtruth

THE PLOT THICKENS! i pulled the fork to...

THE PLOT THICKENS!

i pulled the fork to search for more marks and found "529"

after some sanding, turns out there is a "529" on the BB by the stays, which leads me to believe that is the actual...
09-05-17, 11:15 AM
Replies: 20
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Posted By wearyourtruth

i had also thought it might be Gazelle, but the...

i had also thought it might be Gazelle, but the serial number doesn't seem to work
09-05-17, 11:03 AM
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Posted By wearyourtruth

BB was ID'd as a Bocama

BB was ID'd as a Bocama
09-05-17, 10:13 AM
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Posted By wearyourtruth

Mystery Frame! Stump the pros!

Hey folks, I pulled this bike out of a dumpster yesterday and am attempting to ID it, unsuccessfully.

repainted at some point
campy dropouts
130mm rear (though it may have been spread to that)...
01-11-17, 02:09 PM
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Posted By wearyourtruth

hey fellow vintage carbon nerds! I spy in here...

hey fellow vintage carbon nerds! I spy in here all the time, as this one thread seems to be the only real collection of vintage carbon lovers on the internet. that said, for those of you who are...
06-29-14, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By wearyourtruth

i have a calfee luna pro. the carbon chainstays...

i have a calfee luna pro. the carbon chainstays are slightly oversized. the crank arm clears but the inner ring does not. before i had an older dura ace crank with an internal BB that sat a little...
06-29-14, 01:54 PM
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Posted By wearyourtruth

spacers on the BB for an FC 7800 dura ace crank?

i am swapping new cranks onto my bike (dura ace FC 7800 road double). the shell is 68mm and according to Park Tools i don't need a spacer before installing the cups. However, my cranks don't clear...
06-21-14, 08:25 PM
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Posted By wearyourtruth

a valid option, but i personally dislike bar-end...

a valid option, but i personally dislike bar-end shifters. when i am standing over my bike i always seem to bump them with my leg. it's a petty thing, but drove me nuts on my touring bike. went to...
06-21-14, 08:21 PM
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Views: 1,201
Posted By wearyourtruth

vintage Vagacini cyclocross frame

hey folks. a month or so back i was asking for help with brakes for this guy (i am almost positive it was originally built for 27" wheels). i finally found a compatible set and got it finished up. ...
06-21-14, 08:12 PM
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Posted By wearyourtruth

haven't been around in a while, but i did just...

haven't been around in a while, but i did just finish this baby. hope you enjoy

https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t1.0-9/10304970_10102400517276098_2350634279617239991_n.jpg
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06-21-14, 07:41 PM
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Posted By wearyourtruth

it's only brazed for a rear derailleur, which may...

it's only brazed for a rear derailleur, which may go on one day if i find a good shifter setup for a 1xwhatever. i *hate* having mis-matched hoods/levers, so doing a regular lever on the left and a...
06-21-14, 07:36 PM
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Posted By wearyourtruth

not sure, but based on the *very* limited...

not sure, but based on the *very* limited information i've found about the brand, and the fact that i'm almost certain it was originally built for 27" wheels (took forever to find a set of brakes...
06-21-14, 04:46 PM
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Posted By wearyourtruth

i'm pretty light on my bikes. if i find they are...

i'm pretty light on my bikes. if i find they are going out of true too much i can always swap them out, but when i got the frame home i couldn't pass up the opportunity to put on matching rims, how...
06-21-14, 01:18 PM
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Posted By wearyourtruth

finally finished this build after a small welding...

finally finished this build after a small welding repair to a brake boss

https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t1.0-9/10304970_10102400517276098_2350634279617239991_n.jpg
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06-20-14, 07:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,879
Posted By wearyourtruth

the girl and i are no longer dating, but we have...

the girl and i are no longer dating, but we have become pretty good friends. i met her parents a few months ago and we talked for a long time about cycling (they were both really avid in their...
05-07-14, 02:59 PM
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Posted By wearyourtruth

to clarify this frame has canti bosses. the rear...

to clarify this frame has canti bosses. the rear bridge isn't even drilled so running anything other than canti's isn't an option
05-07-14, 11:37 AM
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Posted By wearyourtruth

i'd prefer clincher, but honestly i can go either...

i'd prefer clincher, but honestly i can go either way, but i've tried 3 different sets of canti's with a 700c wheel and none of them have enough adjustment to not hit the tire, making me feel that i...
05-07-14, 11:35 AM
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Views: 826
Posted By wearyourtruth

i can post some shots tonight. DiegoFrogs. i...

i can post some shots tonight.
DiegoFrogs. i didn't know there were never 27" tubulars. good to know.

to give a little more detail, i can obviously fit a 700c wheel on the bike, but i've tried...
05-07-14, 10:26 AM
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Posted By wearyourtruth

vintage 27" cyclocross frame (questions)

hey folks,

i recently picked up a vintage steel cyclocross frame. it's made by Vagacini (of which i've found very little info online) and is branded "cyclo cross" on the top tube and has Reynolds...
05-07-14, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 826
Posted By wearyourtruth

vintage 27" cyclocross frame (questions)

hey folks,

i recently picked up a vintage steel cyclocross frame. it's made by Vagacini (of which i've found very little info online) and is branded "cyclo cross" on the top tube and has Reynolds...
07-29-13, 06:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By wearyourtruth

thanks for the help guys. there was actually a...

thanks for the help guys. there was actually a little "C" lock ring that i popped off and the end piece slid off, giving me access to the nut. i did have to hold it fairly tight in an axle vice but...
07-27-13, 08:09 AM
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Views: 504
Posted By wearyourtruth

front hub servicing: late 90's Selle Italia

the front hub of my Selle Italia wheel set needs servicing. the hubs are from ~'97-99. the wheels are new (to me) and i haven't serviced them before. when i popped off the dust caps, this is what...
07-17-13, 06:05 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,651
Posted By wearyourtruth

HA I SAW THAT FRAME! i live in baltimore,...

HA I SAW THAT FRAME!

i live in baltimore, but i'm originally from texas and my parents live in kingwood. back in february i was biking that road and noticed the little shop, which looked cool so...
07-08-13, 05:59 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,804
Posted By wearyourtruth

clearly ...

clearly

http://vintagebikecave.com/wp-content/uploads/22-feb-2013-007-e1361898984620.jpg
07-06-13, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,313
Posted By wearyourtruth

if someone is looking for a new bike then that...

if someone is looking for a new bike then that looks like a great option for commuting.

that said, for me, i can't handle sloping top tubes on steel road bikes, bleh
06-22-13, 03:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,774
Posted By wearyourtruth

that looks a LOT like my '57 welter (small...

that looks a LOT like my '57 welter (small italian brand) down to the lugs. very similar components. identical drivetrain (except magestroni cranks branded FB on mine). identical brakes. i would...
06-22-13, 03:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,441
Posted By wearyourtruth

welcome (back?) to baltimore! how long have you...

welcome (back?) to baltimore! how long have you been gone? there are tons of awesome bike things going on in baltimore right now. Bike Party, Velocipede, Bearings, way more bike lanes than you...
06-22-13, 03:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,457
Posted By wearyourtruth

the threaded race on my Welter ...

the threaded race on my Welter

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8366/8476254763_afd0fe6b14_b.jpg
06-16-13, 04:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,879
Posted By wearyourtruth

lol i did literally text back "you're just trying...

lol i did literally text back "you're just trying to get me all worked up for later, aren't you?"
06-16-13, 04:35 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,392
Posted By wearyourtruth

my first real love was this Rocky Mountain Turbo...

my first real love was this Rocky Mountain Turbo (the yellow one). It was my 3rd bike (outside of childhood) and the first one i built up myself. full 600 group set, ultegra/open pro wheels, carbon...
06-16-13, 12:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,879
Posted By wearyourtruth

unfortunately, i think history dictates that i...

unfortunately, i think history dictates that i would have to give him 2 of MY bikes in exchange for his daughter, and maybe a sack of grain and a goat.
06-16-13, 12:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,879
Posted By wearyourtruth

"garage finds" you can't have. arg!

a girl i am dating (fairly new relationship) is at her parent's house for father's day. she is texting me photos of a full campy bob jackson and a chicago-built schwinn paramount with phil hubs. ...
05-26-13, 07:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 844
Posted By wearyourtruth

if you really want to know, you should ask this...

if you really want to know, you should ask this in the touring forum, not here.

that said, the Kodiak is the clear top contender if the "free" price of the 750 is not too much of a factor. the...
05-23-13, 07:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,596
Posted By wearyourtruth

i'm not sure that i agree that a touring bike is...

i'm not sure that i agree that a touring bike is the "right bike for the right job" of a century. a century is just a long one-day ride, often with little to no gear. people do long rides on carbon...
05-17-13, 08:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,062
Posted By wearyourtruth

what about the surly pacer?

what about the surly pacer?
05-17-13, 07:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,789
Posted By wearyourtruth

how's the "click" factor on these? i.e. how...

how's the "click" factor on these?

i.e. how much noise do the cleats make when you are walking around, if any?
05-16-13, 02:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,216
Posted By wearyourtruth

it may be fine, perhaps others with more...

it may be fine, perhaps others with more knowledge can chime in...
05-16-13, 08:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,216
Posted By wearyourtruth

i've heard mixed thoughts on whether this is safe...

i've heard mixed thoughts on whether this is safe to do or not. the "for" says it's the same tube, one they thread one they don't, so threading it is no problem, the "against" say that threadless...
05-09-13, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By wearyourtruth

i do the same as chombi but i just file it off...

i do the same as chombi but i just file it off with a round file. it's no dremel but still only takes like 2 min
05-09-13, 11:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,046
Posted By wearyourtruth

i agree with the sentiments that the best wall...

i agree with the sentiments that the best wall hanger is a busted bike. i have an entire wall of worn out bike parts, including a Bernard Hinault Look (frame) with a cracked seat tube. totally...
05-07-13, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 747
Posted By wearyourtruth

really? i had a friend who had one of those back...

really? i had a friend who had one of those back in college (early 2000's) and we all thought it was a piece of crap other than the novelty tube forms.
05-05-13, 04:05 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,411
Posted By wearyourtruth

i also was surprised in the number of vendors,...

i also was surprised in the number of vendors, especially out in the front area.

anyone else get anything good?

i got an early trek OCLV 5500 frame w/ carbon fork (not original), nude (which i...
05-03-13, 11:40 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 26,024
Posted By wearyourtruth

none are mine, but there are some gorgeous...

none are mine, but there are some gorgeous examples on in the velocult museum

http://velocult.com/museum

http://velocult.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/cookbros_product_yellow01.jpg
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