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07-01-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By gugie

Well done, sir! Now I don't feel so bad...

Well done, sir!

Now I don't feel so bad about giving you that bunky 3 pulley LePree.
06-28-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 785
Posted By clubman

Stay in the 80's and try a C-dale for cheap....

Stay in the 80's and try a C-dale for cheap. Nothing more responsive imo.
Certain models can be harsh, for sure but it's a work bike right? You'll be fast. :thumb:
06-25-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 598
Posted By Chr0m0ly

agreed! :D I just have a Strava app, but I...

agreed! :D

I just have a Strava app, but I can see on the app that my uphill times are MUCH faster on the Miyata. Like I mentioned, the bike does not twist on big efforts, and the watts estimation...
06-22-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8,955
Views: 841,580
Posted By rjhammett

Pretty sure I will passing this on tomorrow. I...

Pretty sure I will passing this on tomorrow. I have owned three 'Miami Vice' bikes. The many years of owning an Ironman will be over. This one was truly in perfect condition.
...
06-16-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1,644
Views: 148,122
Posted By DiabloScott

In my 35 years of tubulars, I've always put some...

In my 35 years of tubulars, I've always put some glue on the basetape; even when reinstalling used tires. New rims get two coats, previously been glued rims get one.

I gotta say though, my tires...
06-12-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By Gillparis

Most expensive cheap bike ever....

For a Friday night...

I have posted previously about the bike with the bent frame that I picked up for parts for next to nothing. Or so I thought...

Just got a 90 EUR fine for accidentally...
06-12-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,384
Posted By Andy_K

I n+1 because I always want to try different...

I n+1 because I always want to try different bikes but I don't ever want to get rid of the ones I have.
06-11-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By Chicago Al

Hey! What a surprise to see that pic pop up so...

Hey! What a surprise to see that pic pop up so many years later. IIRC I took some pics right after I got the bike, which would have been around Christmas '90? I'm surprised you found the pic though...
06-11-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,270
Posted By due ruote

Technically, you donít, but having them makes it...

Technically, you donít, but having them makes it easy to check dish without removing the tire.
06-10-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 512
Posted By Gillparis

I am keeping the wheels to put on my other bike....

I am keeping the wheels to put on my other bike. I put some pictures of the original bike below. The frame is bent and cracked as you can see. I don't know what you would like to see so I put a...
06-09-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 512
Posted By branko_76

some of us care about old wheels....:50:

some of us care about old wheels....:50:
06-09-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 426
Posted By branko_76

I have a pair of Campy GS high-flange as well as...

I have a pair of Campy GS high-flange as well as Zeus high-flange hubs that I will use. Yes to 3X and butted spokes.
06-09-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By texaspandj

I read the article yesterday and watched the...

I read the article yesterday and watched the video this morning. In the article, When he said the brakes needed a lot of hand strength I knew he Wasn't on a '87 Ironman. Unlike the '86, the '87 have...
06-07-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,159
Posted By sheddle

the bike that the bikeforums mods DON'T want you...

the bike that the bikeforums mods DON'T want you to see

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x952/lhdrive2_18c6da4c97105b373f607c5b64d356e7261549e5.jpg

(has anyone ever...
06-07-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,159
Posted By sheddle

The VERY BIASED BikeForums mods hid the facts...

The VERY BIASED BikeForums mods hid the facts about the Suntour Vx shifting better than the Campy Nuovo Record


or something. why is this C+V
06-06-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 902
Posted By SurferRosa

You're right, the 66 is deep. Nice and deep. And...

You're right, the 66 is deep. Nice and deep. And should be considered their deepest road bars, because the even deeper model 65 Criterium should only be considered for track. It would be interesting...
06-06-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,844
Posted By MegMC

To finally close the circle on this thread from a...

To finally close the circle on this thread from a zillion years ago, the result of all this research and discussion is complete!

This is the Jamis Quest frame I bought from mstateglfr two-ish...
06-06-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 637
Posted By scozim

N+1 prisoner jersey

My wife asked what I wanted for Father's Day. Not sure if anyone has seen this or not. I was messing around on the Online Cycling Gear site and came across this jersey - N+1 Prisoner jersey. Gonna...
06-05-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,677
Posted By badger_biker

Iím pretty sure it is 1975. I had a typo in the...

Iím pretty sure it is 1975. I had a typo in the title and couldnít seem to change it. Both years list Universal brakes by mine has Campy. Mid year production change maybe?
06-05-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 281
Posted By killybatz

Thanks rccardr , I sent an email

Thanks rccardr , I sent an email
06-05-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 902
Posted By Rdrett

Nit sure what you are trying to say here but the...

Nit sure what you are trying to say here but the bike is not for a museum. I like the brooks saddle. I donít wear padded shorts and like how comfortable the saddle is. Can you please recommend a...
06-01-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,514
Posted By seedsbelize

Roger Musson for the win. I feel fortunate that I...

Roger Musson for the win. I feel fortunate that I started out with him. No need to ever change.
That's not to say I never had to unlace and start over. I built some wheels lately, after a several...
05-31-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,514
Posted By alfonsejr

I don't know enough to help you figure out what's...

I don't know enough to help you figure out what's wrong, but I'm pretty sure I had to tear down completely and start over at least
​three times on my first wheel. I tried following Sheldon, then...
05-30-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,505
Posted By Hobbiano

Here ya' go: ...

Here ya' go:
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1120x672/suntour_wrench_39780709269dc709a8cab0808592451e2491d7f6.jpg
Suntour TA-260 cartridge bearing hub wrench. There's someone...
Forum: Touring
05-29-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 571
Posted By indyfabz

Make sure the lower hooks are tightened well. I...

Make sure the lower hooks are tightened well. I had one fall off one of my fronts at some point and didnít realize it. The front pannier banging around was most annoying. Finally decided to use one...
Forum: Touring
05-29-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 571
Posted By debade

I think you already got good advice. I only...

I think you already got good advice. I only watched a little of this youtube but I think it addresses your question https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Alb4A8D6_co
Forum: Touring
05-29-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 571
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Lower hook does not matter that much, aim it in...

Lower hook does not matter that much, aim it in any direction that works well when you mount the pannier on the rack. If you lie the bike down on its side, the lower hook should hold the pannier to...
05-27-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,724
Posted By Rdytoroll

I will have a look around C&V. See if something...

I will have a look around C&V. See if something catches my eye. I still want the bike to look sporty. Although I have been riding for many years I'm new to modifying or doing anything other than...
05-26-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,122
Posted By tgot

Headset rebuild; 1 of ??

Started the headset rebuild today.

I have the 5/32" loose ball bearings from the 2011 Niagara order back when I first planned the rehab. I'm not sure that my vernier skills are enough to...
05-26-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,273
Posted By arex

Pretty much everything, really, except for rocky...

Pretty much everything, really, except for rocky dirt trails, though I think they'd do passably well there, too. They even do reasonably well in snow. They're thick enough that goatheads usually...
05-25-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,317
Posted By Headpost

My point was just that so many people here in NYC...

My point was just that so many people here in NYC go into bike shops and are sold a "beginner" bicycle LIKE this:
...
05-25-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,317
Posted By cudak888

Road bike with flat bars ≠ hybrid. Maybe from a...

Road bike with flat bars ≠ hybrid. Maybe from a purely grammatical standpoint, yes - but what you describe is not the same as this. By a mile.
...
05-25-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 499
Views: 90,790
Posted By sd5782

172.5 cranks

I recently saved the scan sheet to my computer for my nearly stock 85 IM that I bought a few years ago. Specs say 170/175 cranks. Mine say 6207 in 172.5 with the Centurion measured frame size of...
05-24-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,805
Posted By jackbombay

114 miles on a ~1970 Schwinn Continental. Rule number 5....

Oh, this bike is a super slow heavy bastard, and to make it worse I added a plywood box attached to the bike with rips of 2x4 all held together and to the bike with steel tie wire. I'd bet its right...
05-24-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 794
Posted By bear_a_bug

The powdercoat definitely muddies things. Harder...

The powdercoat definitely muddies things. Harder to use braze-ons or bottle cage mounts as diagnostics for model.
05-23-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,576
Posted By Ronno6

I have been continuing to ride more strongly as...

I have been continuing to ride more strongly as of late.
Partly due to increased strength (I hope)
But, mainly doe to weight loss.
Today I weighed 225.4.
That's officially 40# down since early...
05-23-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 604
Posted By Digger Goreman

Been there, done that, good soldier, honorable...

Been there, done that, good soldier, honorable discharge, know and understand the reality. General Butler is spot on and nothing has changed:
War is a Racket
We've all been used and abused, even...
05-22-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,317
Posted By JustinOldPhart

This seems to be sort of a SchrŲdinger problem....

This seems to be sort of a SchrŲdinger problem. Is he in the box or, as many in this thread opine, is he completely outside of the box? As SchrŲdinger would suggest, we cannot know if he is in the...
05-22-20, 01:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 432
Posted By bwilli88

My 81 Centurion Pro-tour, drivetrain is Shimano...

My 81 Centurion Pro-tour, drivetrain is Shimano 5700/105 10 speed with 11-36 cassette, 48x45x30 chainrings. Wheels are 105 w/Velocity Dyad rims and Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tours, 700cx42mm. Brakes...
05-21-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 432
Posted By Choke

1966 Frejus with TA 30/46, Atom 77 Compact 14-28,...

1966 Frejus with TA 30/46, Atom 77 Compact 14-28, Campy Rally RD and 35 Paselas on TB14s.

http://cycle.ciocctoo.com/frej0409b.jpg
05-21-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,023
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Ooohhhhhh we're baaaaack!!! Unfortunately. ...

Ooohhhhhh we're baaaaack!!!

Unfortunately.

After four or five post-build truings, the front wheel has refused to behave, and it is time to look at what I believe are the culprits: the spokes....
05-21-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 565
Views: 111,524
Posted By DQRider

Upright Bar, Town & Country?

My Dawes Ranger again, from yesterday's lunch ride:

https://i.imgur.com/0OA7cRT.png

https://i.imgur.com/Eqfcsmn.png

https://i.imgur.com/a684ZKu.png

.
05-18-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,016
Posted By Thomas15

I just turned 62 and depending on your definition...

I just turned 62 and depending on your definition of riding, I've been back in the saddle for a year or so after 25 years off. I have Friday's off so that is the day I have set aside for a big bike...
05-17-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,453
Posted By recovering

Nice tag line!

Nice tag line!
05-16-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,453
Posted By twolve

Can I ask Ď620 owners (Ď85 in particular) what...

Can I ask Ď620 owners (Ď85 in particular) what front and rear racks have you found to work well for these? Planning ahead...
05-16-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,046
Posted By mountaindave

+1 on both. Looks like you donít have a wide...

+1 on both. Looks like you donít have a wide enough FW to take advantage of your half step crankset. If itís 50/45, you will need 14-17-21-26-32 to make it work properly. Itís not easy to find, but...
05-16-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,714
Posted By av1

Nice bike & tires combo, a proper signature as...

Nice bike & tires combo, a proper signature as well /except the bead head nymphs part/. 🤔
05-15-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,714
Posted By jackbombay

Heres my gravel bike build, 650b wheelset with a...

Heres my gravel bike build, 650b wheelset with a S5 (5 speed) Sturmey archer hub, yea, it weighs 30 pounds, but I love it, 41c tires, set up tubless just for the juxtaposition between 1968 tech and...
05-15-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,046
Posted By endoftheisland

Finished up the 1983 Trek 720 ...

Finished up the 1983 Trek 720
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/720a_15f2100b526cea222a686ff7b2997cc258260cc5.jpg...
05-14-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8,955
Views: 841,580
Posted By TriBiker19

My husband just got on my trainer bike (he has a...

My husband just got on my trainer bike (he has a much longer torso than I do.). He seems to like it.

I mentioned modifying it, unless he wants it.

He uttered the magical words, ďYou should just...
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