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03-05-14, 06:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,558
Posted By jptwins

I'm a big fan of my Fuji S12S-Ltd. I have used...

I'm a big fan of my Fuji S12S-Ltd. I have used it for all the purposes you have and was wildly successful with large front loads, which seems an indication that it is indeed low-trail.


This...
09-30-13, 02:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,552
Posted By jptwins

I'm coming to this conversation a bit late, but I...

I'm coming to this conversation a bit late, but I did little to no research before I bought my used 1989 65cm Nobilette frame off of eBay -- turns out it is all SLX and with my 6'5" and 205lb...
03-08-13, 06:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,047
Posted By jptwins

Well, this certainly isn't any supported method,...

Well, this certainly isn't any supported method, but the frame was big enough, and I was really itching to build a bike, so i dealt with it. A few pictures:
When I bought it, it was clear something...
03-06-13, 10:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,047
Posted By jptwins

I have a 1983(?) Fuji S-12-S LTD that I've not...

I have a 1983(?) Fuji S-12-S LTD that I've not kept original at all. It still has the bar-cons, frame, brakes and headset from the original, but i think everything else has since been replaced. I...
02-21-13, 08:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,013
Posted By jptwins

yeah, well, it wasn't all that bad (certainly not...

yeah, well, it wasn't all that bad (certainly not "epic"), but harder than the Synergy's I was borrowing from a friend. :)

either way, since hetre's won't fit, I'd like to go grand bois Cypres,...
02-21-13, 07:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,013
Posted By jptwins

DIMcyclist -- how do you like the Nifty Swiftys? ...

DIMcyclist -- how do you like the Nifty Swiftys? I have some of the SOMA New Express 650B tires which seem to work fine, but are cutting it close on the width at 36mm. I just built up a set similar...
01-16-13, 08:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 944
Posted By jptwins

I can't really handle DT shifters. it's just too...

I can't really handle DT shifters. it's just too much a reach for my comfort. I have bar ends, STI and in one case stem-shifters. On the whole, i sadly have more 63.5cm bikes with really long...
01-15-13, 09:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 944
Posted By jptwins

And lucky for those bikes, there are some...

And lucky for those bikes, there are some oddly-outsized humans like myself to ride them! 68cm is my perfect size!
01-13-13, 10:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,041
Posted By jptwins

I've got them on my 1990 Nobilette, which is now...

I've got them on my 1990 Nobilette, which is now sporting 650Bx38 tires. The best picture i have is with the stays still uncut:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8045/8109969555_25023df19f.jpg...
11-30-12, 11:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,630
Posted By jptwins

+1 I have one of those and a doppelgaenger Rapha...

+1 I have one of those and a doppelgaenger Rapha version. i honestly can't tell the difference.
11-15-12, 08:19 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 23,897
Posted By jptwins

upright version of a 1974 Fuji Special Road...

upright version of a 1974 Fuji Special Road racer:
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6096/6869292510_ddf74b7f0d.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpbikeresearch/6869292510/)

and the original state it...
10-26-12, 11:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,755
Posted By jptwins

I just got one too, hard to pass up a deal like...

I just got one too, hard to pass up a deal like that. I was wondering if i can craftily remove the SUGOI with a seam ripper or x-acto knife. we'll see when it arrives on monday...
10-25-12, 07:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,285
Posted By jptwins

I've also got a UO-8 conversion, but went a bit...

I've also got a UO-8 conversion, but went a bit of a different direction than you did. I needed a gravel dirt-road bike, and with some 40mm knobby tires, it looks like this:...
09-14-12, 10:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,745
Posted By jptwins

I feel like my Panasonic is setup pretty right. ...

I feel like my Panasonic is setup pretty right. Mine's a 27" (68cm) and fits me just fine:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7173/6702042343_26e666097d.jpg...
08-24-12, 05:08 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 54,638
Posted By jptwins

you could also just start posting them here in...

you could also just start posting them here in this thread...
:)


yes, much better!
08-23-12, 09:10 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 54,638
Posted By jptwins

oh man, one of my daughters would go crazy for a...

oh man, one of my daughters would go crazy for a bike like that! I'll have to read up on the other links! thanks for this...
08-10-12, 06:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,331
Posted By jptwins

I plan on going, as i live about 1 mile away. :)...

I plan on going, as i live about 1 mile away. :)

it's supposed to rain in the afternoon, so get there early! is there anyway we can identify ourselves, as it'd be nice to meet some of you. we...
07-25-12, 06:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,666
Posted By jptwins

I just did the same thing to on my Fuji: ...

I just did the same thing to on my Fuji:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/834290-fat-tires-on-my-Fuji

It's hard to tell if the sluggishness is in my mind or not. But they feel great on...
07-23-12, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,614
Posted By jptwins

Originally I had converted my 27" wheels to 700c...

Originally I had converted my 27" wheels to 700c in order to more easily fit fenders. The irony is that I'm now riding without fenders. I was definitely surprised the long reach brakes fit, but...
07-23-12, 06:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,614
Posted By jptwins

fat tires on my Fuji

I just recently decided to run some experiments on my 1983 Fuji S12S Ltd. I've been riding 700x32mm tires for quite a while. First with Schwalbe Marathons, then with much lighter Panaracer Paselas....
07-16-12, 07:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,981
Posted By jptwins

I've been looking at this too, as i ride 25" to...

I've been looking at this too, as i ride 25" to 27" frames, but they are so damn huge? i have no idea how i would a) fill it up or b) reach all my food that fell to the bottom of the bag.
07-05-12, 09:09 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,310
Posted By jptwins

i have 4 imperials and a handful of metrics. ...

i have 4 imperials and a handful of metrics. well, 5 imperials, since I just completed a 160 mile midnight ride (actually wrote it all up and then bikeforums deleted it). It was called the Dirigo...
06-21-12, 05:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,880
Posted By jptwins

I bought a similar bike, but in grey, 4 years...

I bought a similar bike, but in grey, 4 years ago, and was just so happy to see a bike in my size. It's all hi-ten, but I have mine pretty stripped down (besides the rack) It's gone through a few...
06-19-12, 05:03 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,886
Posted By jptwins

doubtful, though enough time has passed that...

doubtful, though enough time has passed that maybe the seller actually learned a little bit about eBay...
06-18-12, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,741
Posted By jptwins

I absolutely adore my Fuji S-12-S Ltd, but my...

I absolutely adore my Fuji S-12-S Ltd, but my only problem is the even the 25" frame is a bit too small. I have replaced the wheels/cassette with modern versions, but still have older FD/RD on it. ...
06-18-12, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By jptwins

I put on another tougher wheelset, and flipped...

I put on another tougher wheelset, and flipped the derailleur hanger around. It looks a bit goofy (well, this whole bike is kind of goofy), but it shifts better now, and I have more like 7-8mm of...
06-18-12, 05:28 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,310
Posted By jptwins

Went on a great 70 mile loop yesterday...

Went on a great 70 mile loop yesterday (http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1056976), where the start was about 15 miles away from my home, and so commences the first annual father's day century (for me at...
06-11-12, 10:21 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,899
Posted By jptwins

i'll be missing this, i'll be on the same ride...

i'll be missing this, i'll be on the same ride with southpaw on sunday. And since when does the 11 miles on the minuteman not count? I do that round trip twice a week, and my body tells me it...
06-11-12, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By jptwins

thanks again for the stem justin. that small...

thanks again for the stem justin. that small purchase went a long way!
06-11-12, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By jptwins

Mos6502, I might just try taking the hanger...

Mos6502,

I might just try taking the hanger i have and seeing if i can flip it around. This bike is pieced together, i figure why not. especially if it gives me the extra clearance. I don't...
06-11-12, 05:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By jptwins

Yes, the rear tire needs to be almost completely...

Yes, the rear tire needs to be almost completely deflated to get in/out, but it rides so nice and cushy, that the extra effort is worth it. And i agree that a SS would solve the problem. I...
06-09-12, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By jptwins

Peugeot Grinder UO-8

About a 6 months ago, a friend dropped off a 1975 Peugeot UO-8 frame. Initially I thought it would make a great city porteur bike, and posted about it...
05-31-12, 12:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,694
Posted By jptwins

i also have the Ibex duo shorts, and i run...

i also have the Ibex duo shorts, and i run between a L and XL normally, and i definitely had to buy the XL in this case. love them so far!
05-31-12, 11:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,583
Posted By jptwins

i wouldn't necessarily call this a hipster bike,...

i wouldn't necessarily call this a hipster bike, but i definitely appreciate having this bike converted to a single speed for my commute. it is very simple, hardly anything ever goes wrong with it,...
05-11-12, 06:19 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,886
Posted By jptwins

and there was a bid of $0.01! i have a...

and there was a bid of $0.01!

i have a feeling the seller doesn't really understand how eBay works. basically they want to sell it for a lot of money and don't trust the auction process to have...
05-10-12, 06:47 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,886
Posted By jptwins

I'll be watching, and low bidding, but I don't...

I'll be watching, and low bidding, but I don't have $750 for an N+1 bike right now. Still a beauty though.
05-08-12, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By jptwins

It looks a lot like the rails from my Fujita BELT...

It looks a lot like the rails from my Fujita BELT saddle:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7152/6647479659_d589d4c48a.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpbikeresearch/6647479659/)
05-08-12, 04:20 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,886
Posted By jptwins

I was prepared to bid on it, and so wrote the...

I was prepared to bid on it, and so wrote the seller. I got this confusing response, and am choosing not to follow up any further:

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05-07-12, 09:14 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,310
Posted By jptwins

I did the Boston Brevet series 200k route...

I did the Boston Brevet series 200k route yesterday ( a day after all the other randonneurs, due to a time conflict). I work up to this:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7236/7152502539_9a6277f600.jpg...
05-03-12, 09:49 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,034
Posted By jptwins

That's my logic as well, and I choose my...

That's my logic as well, and I choose my dirt-road, commuter generator hub touring bike. My 1984 Fuji S12S LTD.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7186/7139132665_9f3dba8119.jpg...
05-01-12, 07:27 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,886
Posted By jptwins

I have to agree that the Bob Jackson must be...

I have to agree that the Bob Jackson must be bigger. My Panasonic is also a proper 27" (68cm) and the headtube isn't nearly as long:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7117/6983700656_0797243900.jpg...
04-30-12, 12:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,186
Posted By jptwins

+1 if you replaced them, they'd just be...

+1

if you replaced them, they'd just be hanging on your wall unused, which is not where they want to be.
04-27-12, 10:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 893
Posted By jptwins

this sounds great! i like this idea! now,...

this sounds great! i like this idea!

now, i've never ridden a tandem before, but I've heard that there are a lot of compatability issues (both physical and personal) that get magnified. have you...
04-25-12, 04:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,219
Posted By jptwins

That was the first thing I tried and it was not...

That was the first thing I tried and it was not immediately obvious that the 600 levers were going to fit on the other stem shifter bases, even the ones from shimano. I would definitely still be...
04-25-12, 12:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,219
Posted By jptwins

upright bars on a 25" with a full extended...

upright bars on a 25" with a full extended Technomic stem! and pulling my kids on a trail-a-bike. :)
04-25-12, 09:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,219
Posted By jptwins

Clearly this was a scenario where I was just...

Clearly this was a scenario where I was just overthinking the problem. Looking downstairs, I found a set of Suntour Power Shifters from some old bike, installed them, and they work like a charm. ...
04-25-12, 09:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,219
Posted By jptwins

Good point! I could likely get a cheap pair at...

Good point! I could likely get a cheap pair at my LBS and be good to go in minutes. I guess i was concerned that the stem shifters would be unwieldy and cheap looking. I guess I'll find out.

...
04-25-12, 08:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,219
Posted By jptwins

shifter and brake configuration on upright bars

Hi all,

I'm in a conundrum and not sure the best technological way to solve it. I built a city bike from a 1974 Fuji Special Road racer (which I'll post when i get this figured out). I currently...
04-25-12, 08:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,529
Posted By jptwins

looking forward to see what comes out of this! i...

looking forward to see what comes out of this! i would love to try out a tandem like this!
04-10-12, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By jptwins

Bummer, this looks like it'd be fun, but I'm off...

Bummer, this looks like it'd be fun, but I'm off on vacation then.

For a really great nighttime ride, check out the Blue Hills! I did that last week near the full moon and it was outstanding!
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