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06-10-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By Whit51

That looks great. I’ve done a few triple to...

That looks great. I’ve done a few triple to double conversions using 130/94 bcd cranks. This works fine but it requires leaving the outer ring off and it looks a little odd.
06-03-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By Whit51

Magical stuff!

Magical stuff!
06-03-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,243
Posted By Whit51

Yes, us 853 fans are SOL

Yes, us 853 fans are SOL
06-03-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By Whit51

Is that a Reynolds 853 frame? If not, what? Good...

Is that a Reynolds 853 frame? If not, what? Good score
06-02-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By Whit51

OK, it appears to be a World Voyageur. Weighs...

OK, it appears to be a World Voyageur. Weighs 27.75 pounds with Brooks, pedals and water bottle; has same lugs, braze-ons and geometry as my Kool Orange WV, bare frame weighs the same, and has all...
06-02-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By Whit51

Yes, I had thought about the possibility it was...

Yes, I had thought about the possibility it was not a Schwinn, despite the owner thinking it was. Did not ask if she had seen it with head-badge attached. The lack of any decals suggests it may have...
06-02-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By Whit51

Chrome Schwinn ID help

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05-21-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,184
Posted By Whit51

Quite a deal and great color combo.

Quite a deal and great color combo.
05-12-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By Whit51

The 2002 Lemond Technical Manual says the...

The 2002 Lemond Technical Manual says the Tourmalet with triple crankset weighs 22 pounds. Youíll save some weight over the stock Matrix rims when you swap wheels, so you should be under 22 pounds....
04-30-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,412
Posted By Whit51

I got prompt service on an order in March.

I got prompt service on an order in March.
04-22-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,152
Posted By Whit51

Looks great. Another vote for not worrying about...

Looks great. Another vote for not worrying about the seam. Very good work applying decals, too.
04-03-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 739
Posted By Whit51

“When I got my WV it had a long scrape under the...

“When I got my WV it had a long scrape under the driveside downtube decal, and some little spots here and there. I tried the Kool Orange from Koolest Kolors that are supposed to be an exact match but...
03-12-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,418
Posted By Whit51

1993 or 4 Paramount, the first bikes the newly...

1993 or 4 Paramount, the first bikes the newly formed Waterford Cycles built for Schwinn, Reynolds 753, Dura Ace 7400 crank, other components Dura Ace 7700, Regal Gerardi saddle. If I want a fast and...
03-08-19, 05:17 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,600
Posted By Whit51

I’ve been watching this and am a believer in...

I’ve been watching this and am a believer in upgrading old bikes with better components and wheels.. Am I the only one who thinks he should have kept the original cheesy paint scheme, though?
03-08-19, 05:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By Whit51

The guides sold on on vintagecannondale.com are...

The guides sold on on vintagecannondale.com are sold out. They are more expensive but easier to install in my opinion. But for now Shapeways may be the only adoption unless you can find some NOS...
03-06-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 819
Posted By Whit51

Thanks for sharing! These Tokyo dudes definitely...

Thanks for sharing! These Tokyo dudes definitely get it.
03-06-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2,054
Views: 336,249
Posted By Whit51

Great build, Wedge. IMHO the Elance series is...

Great build, Wedge. IMHO the Elance series is one of the best deals in vintage bikes, bang for the buck wise.
03-06-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,527
Posted By Whit51

Hereís my Ascot with Columbus MS ( Multi Shape)...

Hereís my Ascot with Columbus MS ( Multi Shape) frame, as purchased used with full 9 Sp Chorus. I donít know if its been repainted. The lavendar is a Basso color. Nesrly every piece of the tubeset is...
02-26-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By Whit51

Great restoration! I have an 02 Poprad and love...

Great restoration! I have an 02 Poprad and love it. Someone could buy your bike for the price on a new entry level cross or gravel grinder and own a much better machine.
02-26-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 791
Posted By Whit51

International forks come up on EBay once a month...

International forks come up on EBay once a month or so. Make sure you know how long the steering tube needs to be. Maybe someone can suggest suitable substitutes for the original fork so you can...
02-25-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,277
Posted By Whit51

Iíve had good luck buying used Shimano STIs....

Iíve had good luck buying used Shimano STIs. Ideally, in addition to making sure the shifters work, you want shifters that have reasonably good hoods, the plastic faceplates with the logos, the...
02-24-19, 02:53 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,409
Posted By Whit51

ingenious re-use of the bottle clamp. Just shows...

ingenious re-use of the bottle clamp. Just shows you should never throw anything away that might somehow be useful.
02-22-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,647
Posted By Whit51

Both good tires IMO. There are many reports of...

Both good tires IMO. There are many reports of the Gravel Kings being a bear to mount on certain rims. I have 32 mm Gravel Kings on my Poprad and they are equally at home on gravel, dirt or pavement....
02-18-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 818
Posted By Whit51

Thanks for posting, I had never seen these. The...

Thanks for posting, I had never seen these. The catalogs are very helpful in figuring out their hierarchy.
02-09-19, 06:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,341
Posted By Whit51

I tried to mount the 32 mm SKs on Sun CR 18s with...

I tried to mount the 32 mm SKs on Sun CR 18s with tubes. I couldn’t do it - first time in my life to fail to get a tire on a wheel. I finally got them to fit on Mavic Open Sports using soapy water,...
Replies: 22
Views: 1,102
Posted By Whit51

The seller should knock $50 off the price to...

The seller should knock $50 off the price to cover replacing the decal. Aside from being in the wrong location it’s the wrong decal. If you were to replace the wheels, might as well consider 700c....
02-02-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By Whit51

I plan to go. Have found it worth the trip in the...

I plan to go. Have found it worth the trip in the past.
02-01-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,884
Posted By Whit51

OP, how infuriating, I share your pain. Who could...

OP, how infuriating, I share your pain. Who could object to shifters that work well, cost very little, weigh nearly nothing and are virtually indestructible?
01-31-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By Whit51

Steel is Real and makes for a really good getaway vehicle

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What gearing would you use?...
01-27-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 640
Posted By Whit51

Blue cheddar, you are lucky you have access to a...

Blue cheddar, you are lucky you have access to a dump that allows bike scavenging/rescuing. Not allowed where I live. Welcome to the C&V lifestyle.
Replies: 9
Views: 888
Posted By Whit51

If it is rust free and clean with only minor...

If it is rust free and clean with only minor paint imperfections, new or good tires and all decals still intact it would bring around 225-275 during riding season in the relatively hot Northern...
01-20-19, 04:13 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 14,124
Posted By Whit51

I love this forum! Lots of forums discuss movies....

I love this forum! Lots of forums discuss movies. How many forums devote multiple pages of discussion to a PROP in a movie?
01-18-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,048
Posted By Whit51

As a cyclist I favor human powered travel over...

As a cyclist I favor human powered travel over motorized anything. As a city planner working in transportation, I must concede that anything alternative travel mode that results in one less car on...
01-16-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 439
Posted By Whit51

+1 for the threaded rod technique posted by...

+1 for the threaded rod technique posted by CrankAddict. I feel it is less risky since the stays are spread more slowly and incrementally. Good luck with your build!
01-16-19, 06:33 PM
01-16-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 752
Posted By Whit51

I plan to go. I’ve had good luck buying parts...

I plan to go. I’ve had good luck buying parts there in the past and there are lots of opportunities to talk with fellow enthusiasts.
01-16-19, 05:24 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 14,124
Posted By Whit51

Thanks for adding to the forum’s knowledge base...

Thanks for adding to the forum’s knowledge base regarding brushed on rustoleum. It looks fantastic and I want to try it. Do you plan to make a Trek replica out of your International? Seriously, sorry...
01-13-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By Whit51

There was a good annual swap meet at the...

There was a good annual swap meet at the Charlotte Motorspeedway in Concord, but, apparently, it is no more.
01-06-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,905
Posted By Whit51

Beautiful! Iíve never seen a red one till now....

Beautiful! Iíve never seen a red one till now. Here is an 85 I built up with 9speed Dura Ace and an 87? Equipe (too big, sold it) with stock Sante and 600 components.These bikes donít have the cult...
01-06-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By Whit51

What’s the top tube measurement?

What’s the top tube measurement?
01-05-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,016
Posted By Whit51

Definitely a classic.

Definitely a classic.
01-05-19, 04:51 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,705
Posted By Whit51

Raleigh International Centurion Pro Tour 753...

Raleigh International
Centurion Pro Tour
753 or 853 Paramount
I lucked into a Basso Ascot with Columbus MS frame and Campy Chorus 9 speed. It’s too big for me, so I’d like to find a 54 cm Basso...
Forum: Commuting
01-03-19, 06:24 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,566
Posted By Whit51

Andy K., I agree. Some years back the Urban Land...

Andy K., I agree. Some years back the Urban Land Institute, a well regarded planning and development think tank, observed that diverting trips under 3 miles to biking or walking could be achieved by...
01-02-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 167
Posted By Whit51

Campy Triomphe DT Shifters and FD

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01-01-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 716
Posted By Whit51

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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First ride of 2019 : 2001 Lemond Poprad. ...
12-30-18, 05:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,874
Posted By Whit51

1987 Schwinn Circuit had a Sprint crankset. I...

1987 Schwinn Circuit had a Sprint crankset. I believe it also had Sprint hubs. And Sprint everything else.
12-29-18, 05:25 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,751
Posted By Whit51

Panaracer Gravel King with tubes on Sun CR 18....

Panaracer Gravel King with tubes on Sun CR 18. Gave up and mounted them on Mavic Open Sports.
12-21-18, 04:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 697
Posted By Whit51

Univgegas are highly respected bikes on this...

Univgegas are highly respected bikes on this forum.
12-21-18, 04:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 693
Posted By Whit51

Fantastic restoration! How did you repair the...

Fantastic restoration! How did you repair the severe rust on the top tube and chaingaurd?
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