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02-01-23, 02:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,110
Posted By Dfrost

The Seattle Space Needle, modeled in old bike...

The Seattle Space Needle, modeled in old bike parts. These were made by a very clever mechanic at Bike Works (https://bikeworks.org) as table centerpieces for their annual big fundraiser dinner and...
01-27-23, 01:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 649
Posted By Dfrost

On our first ever tour, 700 miles in 10 days...

On our first ever tour, 700 miles in 10 days across the north edge of Washington ending in Kalispell, Montana, I happened to get a pair of wool cycling socks when I needed some chain lube mid-tour....
01-27-23, 01:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By Dfrost

Thanks, Bill! The OP’s posted bikes would be...

Thanks, Bill! The OP’s posted bikes would be great additions at Bike Works.

Bike Works (https://bikeworks.org) is a non-profit organization in Columbia City where I’ve been a volunteer since 2015....
11-25-22, 01:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 417
Posted By Dfrost

Where are you located? Most of us put that in...

Where are you located? Most of us put that in some form in the User CP data. And try a WTB (Wanted To Buy) or ISO (In Search Of) in C&V Sales suggested previously.

Is there a bike co-op in your...
11-24-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 417
Posted By Dfrost

My ‘92 Klein Performance also had this BB. Worked...

My ‘92 Klein Performance also had this BB. Worked great with Ritchey Logic (made by Sugino) triple cranks for me for over 38,000 miles, and my son is still using it with a Dura-Ace double crankset in...
11-20-22, 01:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,637
Posted By Dfrost

There are SO many things about that Huffy...

There are SO many things about that Huffy Aerowind that truly had me LOL! 😂

Can’t wait to see that one decked out in your usual Campy 10x3, maybe on an inverted Soma Hwy One bar. It really needs...
11-09-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 858
Posted By Dfrost

From my favorite source. Note the...

From my favorite source. Note the Campagnolo-specific shift cables in two lengths - $13 for 2.3m, $18 for $3.1m, plenty in stock:
...
11-08-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,819
Posted By Dfrost

Here’s my first Berthoud Aravis when it was new: ...

Here’s my first Berthoud Aravis when it was new:

https://photos.smugmug.com/Bicycles/Davids-Bicycles/i-ChfPVLk/0/54a1838f/L/IMG_2609-L.jpg...
11-06-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 821
Posted By Dfrost

Another Nitto Noodle fan here. They’re (42cm) on...

Another Nitto Noodle fan here. They’re (42cm) on both my bikes, no downside that I sense, although I didn’t care for the 44cm version; 40cm would probably be “ideal” for narrow-shouldered me.
...
11-06-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By Dfrost

All my bikes pull to the right, and not because...

All my bikes pull to the right, and not because of any political influences. I’m obviously asymmetric (all my leather saddles have right side dimples), thanks to a poorly set broken leg when I was...
11-06-22, 12:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,161
Posted By Dfrost

Looks like your using the FD with a braze-on...

Looks like your using the FD with a braze-on mount, and a 42T big ring. Is that correct?

That’s not typically a compatible combination, since braze-on FD mounts are normally used with big rings...
11-05-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 806
Posted By Dfrost

This should help: ...

This should help:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1042901-asian-serial-number-guide.html

That model name isn’t familiar to me. Perusing the catalogs over the years will also help...
11-01-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 955
Posted By Dfrost

I’ve used these Michelin tubes for years with...

I’ve used these Michelin tubes for years with great success. I prefer the unthreaded stems. I spent more on a few extra light Schwalbe tubes from RH, and they weren’t all that much lighter than then...
10-29-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 760
Posted By Dfrost

Here’s the 1979 Miyata 912, of which the famed...

Here’s the 1979 Miyata 912, of which the famed Torch Master of Beaverton only had the front fork since the initial plan was just low-rider mounts.

A Velo-Cult inspiration extended that request to:...
10-15-22, 12:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Posted By Dfrost

Nice find, Tim! Glad to know you’re still out...

Nice find, Tim! Glad to know you’re still out there.
10-14-22, 11:57 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,605
Posted By Dfrost

Rear: Sachs New Success - Medium cage works...

Rear: Sachs New Success - Medium cage works nicely with the triples demanded by the terrain and my old legs. I’ve got a bunch of ‘em “just in case” but have never needed to replace anything. (Hope...
10-05-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,136
Posted By Dfrost

Calling good friend and frequent C&V contributor ...

Calling good friend and frequent C&V contributor RiddleOfSteel for that one. He’s done lots of rebuilds/updates, and loves Schwinns as working canvases (as well as older Treks).

Lots of good...
10-01-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 987
Posted By Dfrost

Welcome back! If you get up to Seattle,...

Welcome back!

If you get up to Seattle, there are lots of bikes fitting that description at Bike Works (bikeworks.org), where I’m a volunteer. And we have plenty of suitable parts, if what is...
09-22-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,346
Posted By Dfrost

Noodles have distinctly less angle between drops...

Noodles have distinctly less angle between drops and ramps compared to “traditional bars”, as well as the shorter reach that my short (and getting shorter/stiffer at 73 YO) torso prefers, while still...
09-15-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By Dfrost

I had my ‘79 Miyata rear cold set from 120 to...

I had my ‘79 Miyata rear cold set from 120 to 130mm by Elliot Bay In Seattle decades ago. They knew (they closed several years ago) steel and old bikes. I’ve been using it extensively, before and...
09-09-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By Dfrost

It’s a non-slotted, Ti-rail Independence model,...

It’s a non-slotted, Ti-rail Independence model, 160mm across widest points. Sorry about forgetting to say that in my initial post.
09-08-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By Dfrost

My several examples of 700x30 Cypres tires all...

My several examples of 700x30 Cypres tires all ended being about 33mm wide on 19mm internal width rims when mounted and inflated for a while. Great tires! GLWS!
09-07-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 369
Posted By Dfrost

Bump for price reductions.

Bump for price reductions.
09-07-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By Dfrost

Bump for price reductions

Bump for price reductions
09-07-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By Dfrost

Bump for price reductions.

Bump for price reductions.
09-07-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By Dfrost

Bump with price reductions

Bump with price reductions
09-04-22, 12:50 AM
09-03-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By Dfrost

Campy NR RD, pump clip, Ritchey cranks, Rivendell catalogs

Prices Reduced!
Need to clear out a bunch of miscellaneous stuff. Prices do not include shipping (USPS Priority if possible), since you surely want to get more than one item, right? Multiple part...
09-03-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By Dfrost

Rivet TI Saddle, Pedals, Cleats, Straps

Prices Reduced!
Need to clear out a bunch of miscellaneous stuff. Prices do not include shipping (USPS Priority if possible), since you surely want to get more than one item, right? Multiple part...
09-03-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By Dfrost

Shimano DA, Golden Arrow Shift Stuff; Stems

Prices Reduced!
Need to clear out a bunch of miscellaneous stuff. Prices do not include shipping (USPS Priority if possible), since you surely want to get more than one item, right? Multiple part...
09-03-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 369
Posted By Dfrost

Campy, Mavic, MAFAC Brake Parts

Need to clear out a bunch of miscellaneous stuff. Prices do not include shipping (USPS Priority if possible), since you surely want to get more than one item, right? Multiple part discounts (be sure...
09-02-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 48,084
Posted By Dfrost

This is quite the zombie thread that you’ve...

This is quite the zombie thread that you’ve found.

Plenty of 650B conversions in this ongoing active thread on the subject:...
08-31-22, 01:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By Dfrost

Two sets of 600 tri-color hubs on my bikes, one...

Two sets of 600 tri-color hubs on my bikes, one with tb14 rims just mentioned, the other with Pacenti Brevet. Both are lovely rims. If I had to pick, I’d probably choose the Brevets as my favorite...
08-30-22, 01:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 991
Posted By Dfrost

Next time we get together, it would be...

Next time we get together, it would be interesting to try a dot of that same nail polish somewhere on my Marinoni. Pretty sure my red isn’t as deep or lustrous as that Pinarello or the Performance...
08-19-22, 12:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 657
Posted By Dfrost

I have one of those (likely rare) frames. My ‘87...

I have one of those (likely rare) frames. My ‘87 Marinoni Sports Tourer just clears true 32mm (about 3mm clearance for these Compass that measure 32.5) with short reach calipers. Pads need to be all...
08-17-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,223
Posted By Dfrost

Another great Andy_K bike build! Were you...

Another great Andy_K bike build!

Were you able to find shorter crank arms for this?
08-16-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,268
Posted By Dfrost

My daughter-in-law’s Le Mans RS takes true 28’s,...

My daughter-in-law’s Le Mans RS takes true 28’s, but probably not 32’s.
08-14-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,666
Posted By Dfrost

The benefit of butted spokes is not due to weight...

The benefit of butted spokes is not due to weight reduction. It’s the stretch in the thinner portion so there’s much less stress on the spoke elbow (where most spoke failures occur) and the hub...
08-13-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 964
Views: 318,198
Posted By Dfrost

Yup, and you typically gain room for fenders on a...

Yup, and you typically gain room for fenders on a bike that doesn’t have room over decently fat 27”/700C’s. I use short reach calipers with 700’s (pads at the bottom of the slots), and Tektro 556...
08-13-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,666
Posted By Dfrost

This is where I get my spokes on-line. Looks like...

This is where I get my spokes on-line. Looks like they have plenty of inventory between their various locations.

https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/index.php?category=198
08-13-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 853
Posted By Dfrost

No problem using a tube one size smaller in...

No problem using a tube one size smaller in width. Pretty common approach.
08-02-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By Dfrost

What’s not working? What would result in more...

What’s not working?
What would result in more enjoyment for the bike in question?
Is it comfortable, and a good fit for you?
Are you planning to actually ride this bike off-road on challenging...
08-01-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 617
Posted By Dfrost

A slight (but important) correction: You should...

A slight (but important) correction: You should look for front derailleurs with a 28.6mm clamp (not 26.8 as mentioned in Post #8). As mentioned previously, you could ask with a WTB in the C&V Sales...
08-01-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 617
Posted By Dfrost

non-fixie sums up 650B pretty well. For me, it...

non-fixie sums up 650B pretty well. For me, it was the means to use fat tires at significantly lower pressures, and gain room for fenders while my dedicated fender bike (the Miyata) was down for it’s...
07-31-22, 12:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 617
Posted By Dfrost

Any of those should work fine with Shimano...

Any of those should work fine with Shimano brifters, and there’s nothing wrong with them. There’s essentially no change in shifting quality between them. I’d chose any of those older versions over a...
07-30-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 617
Posted By Dfrost

Sounds like you have the perfect bike for your...

Sounds like you have the perfect bike for your desires in that Trek 600! Lots of folks around C&V have used that as a brilliant base for their bikes.

I’m surprised to be the first to link this...
07-26-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,020
Posted By Dfrost

I’ve been using Compass/RH ultralight casings in...

I’ve been using Compass/RH ultralight casings in 700x28, 700x32, and 650Bx38 for a over 20,000 miles between three bikes (four wheel sets including wife’s), riding all over the PNW and extensively on...
07-22-22, 12:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 884
Posted By Dfrost

Caught it, went back to see if there was more,...

Caught it, went back to see if there was more, but no. The Slovenian mountains are certainly spectacular!
07-14-22, 12:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By Dfrost

My build notes say that the Flag triple (46-36-24...

My build notes say that the Flag triple (46-36-24 rings) on the Miyata is on a 110mm UN-55, with a 3mm DS spacer, giving a 148mm Q-factor.

It’s a very nice crankset, assuming that the likely...
06-28-22, 11:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,048
Posted By Dfrost

Bikes and Bakeries

Continuing the theme of Bikes and B…, let’s see your bike at a bakery, boulangerie, or similar source of sweets.
Andy_K is visiting for our hopefully annual again bikes and Mariners-Orioles...
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