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09-12-11, 03:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,433
Posted By Sigurdd50

I don't care how much your brakes squeal... that...

I don't care how much your brakes squeal... that mixte Jeunet is too cool to make any difference. (I bet it would be sweet with a leather chain stay guard *ha ha*). Seriously... I may have to seek...
09-12-11, 03:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,727
Posted By Sigurdd50

and along with car bras... remember those neon...

and along with car bras... remember those neon colored covers that some geeks put on their windshield wipers and other places on the car in the 80's?. I always thought that was... stupid? "Like,...
09-12-11, 07:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 937
Posted By Sigurdd50

The Red looks great.... but, the original paint...

The Red looks great.... but, the original paint looks as good as or better than many Treks of that era. What prompted you to repaint?
09-12-11, 07:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,727
Posted By Sigurdd50

so you'd think this Leather Six Pack transporter...

so you'd think this Leather Six Pack transporter (http://www.etsy.com/listing/69286355/6-pack-frame-cinch-polo-mallet-holder) for a bike is frou-frou or utilitarian?
...
09-08-11, 11:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 639
Posted By Sigurdd50

So it'd be better to sell the frame (and maybe...

So it'd be better to sell the frame (and maybe the crank/headset) separate from the other bits?
09-08-11, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 639
Posted By Sigurdd50

Bianchi Trash Pick! Help with Model name and Date of MFG

So I was walking my dog, considering my shabby state of affairs as I"ve been laid off, and I notice a brown bike frame with drop bars sticking out of the trash can by the long empty rental house on...
09-05-11, 04:03 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 28,507
Posted By Sigurdd50

much obliged for the suggestions - especially the...

much obliged for the suggestions - especially the points about aluminum painting.
MARK
09-05-11, 09:43 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 28,507
Posted By Sigurdd50

What about rattle can paint on old tire rims?

I'm re-spoking the Alesa rims on my winter foul weather commuter. They are pretty old 'nothing special' rims, serviceable for this bike. The original spokes were getting corroded and rusty, so I'm...
09-02-11, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 606
Posted By Sigurdd50

hmmm I don't see why you just don't use aero...

hmmm I don't see why you just don't use aero brake levers
I think those V-O curved brake levers (http://store.velo-orange.com/index.php/components/brakes/levers/br-0024.html) look better on the...
09-02-11, 07:02 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 203,384
Posted By Sigurdd50

Yeah, what southpawboston said... resolving the...

Yeah, what southpawboston said... resolving the brake drop from 27" wheels to 650B wheels requires some real MacGyvering (see Sheldon Brown's Drop Bolt). The 310 Frame is a good, sturdy frame (my...
09-01-11, 07:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,057
Posted By Sigurdd50

The Ideale Saddle: Soak it in some water. ...

The Ideale Saddle:
Soak it in some water.
Wrap some twine or rope/cord around it until the skirts reshape (point down)
Wrap the whole thing in a plastic bag
Set it aside for a couple days
it...
09-01-11, 07:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,414
Posted By Sigurdd50

The paint on those mid-late 80's Trek road bikes...

The paint on those mid-late 80's Trek road bikes is luscious (or maybe it's the great clear coat that makes it look so good)
08-31-11, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By Sigurdd50

Bought my first bike at Turin on Clark St. A...

Bought my first bike at Turin on Clark St. A Dawes.
08-30-11, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,163
Posted By Sigurdd50

I think the fast track was a hybrid frame? I take...

I think the fast track was a hybrid frame? I take that back, Vintage-Trek describes this as a Mountain Bike... so someone converted it to a road bike
the pedal drop is looooooow (or the crank arm is...
08-30-11, 01:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,512
Posted By Sigurdd50

my daughter and I set up a fixed/free bike using...

my daughter and I set up a fixed/free bike using what looks similar to your blue Stella Frame (sans fancy lugs). The fella we bought it from - a very knowledgable bloke about old bikes here in town -...
08-30-11, 11:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,172
Posted By Sigurdd50

Easy solution... ditch the FD, ditch all but the...

Easy solution... ditch the FD, ditch all but the middle chain ring.
Put some Porteur Bars on it. Make it a 1 x 7 speed
Everyone on the commuter routes will drop their jaws and want it bad.
Love...
08-30-11, 11:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,897
Posted By Sigurdd50

Stealth Trek (err rather, Trek with the...

Stealth Trek
(err rather, Trek with the cloaking device engaged)
08-30-11, 11:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,435
Posted By Sigurdd50

Here is a dandy little 650B Tire size spread...

Here is a dandy little 650B Tire size spread sheet (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AhJ3Eg2EndMUcFpsLUVBTm5XWWk3aGlEVXZfS2pvTHc#gid=0) that some of the 650B folks put together with...
08-30-11, 07:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,435
Posted By Sigurdd50

though they are not the people's first choice,...

though they are not the people's first choice, Col de la Vie tires - tho listed as 38's, usually measure out closer to 36. It's always smart to allow yourself some room to grow.
Perhaps the...
08-29-11, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,211
Posted By Sigurdd50

looks like a Brooks to me. looks to be in good...

looks like a Brooks to me. looks to be in good shape for it's age.
08-29-11, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,211
Posted By Sigurdd50

yes, lots of opinions on this... google or search...

yes, lots of opinions on this... google or search the forum and cross reference until you get some consensus

On a saddle that was not terribly cracked but had mis-shapened (the skirts were flared...
08-29-11, 09:57 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,837
Posted By Sigurdd50

Elegant!

Elegant!
08-27-11, 12:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,435
Posted By Sigurdd50

What the colonel said. Maxy Fasty's are 32 MM...

What the colonel said. Maxy Fasty's are 32 MM but... to be honest, they are just as hard and uncomfortable as typical 700 wheels.
Do the measurements and see what kinda width you have in the fork...
08-27-11, 11:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,435
Posted By Sigurdd50

Yeow! the wheel set that I bought locally was...

Yeow! the wheel set that I bought locally was built by Hands on Wheels (built for a biker who never used them) really really nice wheels.
08-27-11, 11:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 703
Posted By Sigurdd50

color is definitely hipster cool. cut off the...

color is definitely hipster cool.
cut off the der hanger, grind off the braze ons and whack the bars and make it a fixie
(dodges ball bearing rain)
08-27-11, 09:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,435
Posted By Sigurdd50

Always happy to help out a 650B curious biker. ...

Always happy to help out a 650B curious biker.



This is where a query to the 650B Google Group would be good. There are a few 650B rims (I don't know them off hand) that builders have found...
08-27-11, 07:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By Sigurdd50

Front racks are cool...but you have to have the...

Front racks are cool...but you have to have the right fork otherwise the bike gets... squirrelly... I had to ditch mine due to this.
08-27-11, 07:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,435
Posted By Sigurdd50

the hard core 650B guys will complain that...

the hard core 650B guys will complain that sometimes these brakes feel squishy... I've run them on two bikes - one for over two years, and I couldn't tell you what squishy means. I can tell you what...
08-27-11, 07:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,691
Posted By Sigurdd50

I have a very dog eared copy with greasy black...

I have a very dog eared copy with greasy black smudges on the the pages of the brake chapter especially. This book was one of the reasons why, in high school, in the early 70's, I got hooked on...
08-27-11, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,054
Posted By Sigurdd50

+1 I received a Brooks B-17 that I bought used...

+1
I received a Brooks B-17 that I bought used and the skirts were a bit more flared than the seller had let on. I thought about it... and then I got it wet, wrapped a cord around it so the skirts...
08-26-11, 09:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,975
Posted By Sigurdd50

that's definitely (at least) a 25" Trek frame. If...

that's definitely (at least) a 25" Trek frame. If it don't fit, there are plenty of Trekkies that will die for that one.
08-26-11, 05:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,975
Posted By Sigurdd50

I'm guessing you are a TALL rider. That's the...

I'm guessing you are a TALL rider. That's the TALL trek model.
08-26-11, 03:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,435
Posted By Sigurdd50

Craigslist or... join the aforementioned 650B...

Craigslist
or... join the aforementioned 650B list (google groups). those guy ride 650B and 700C and love those hammered fenders.
08-26-11, 02:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,435
Posted By Sigurdd50

For 650B tires/wheels, the hammered honjos are...

For 650B tires/wheels, the hammered honjos are usually 45MM wide. I think the 35MM wide honjos are their new narrow fender.
08-26-11, 02:40 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 203,384
Posted By Sigurdd50

Latest Conversion finally finished: John...

Latest Conversion finally finished:

John Howard 'Turbo Dog'

I believe this is a 1985 KHS John Howard Turbo frame (with some of the cheesy decals removed)
Tange Infinity
I am running a 1 x 8...
08-26-11, 02:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,975
Posted By Sigurdd50

yup, that's an old one.

yup, that's an old one.
08-26-11, 01:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,197
Posted By Sigurdd50

W&S do mobile mechanic support for most of the...

W&S do mobile mechanic support for most of the week long rides inn Wisconsin and many weekend rides too. Chris Kegel and his sons are some good people. They also sponsor a huge expo/bike gathering...
08-26-11, 01:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 852
Posted By Sigurdd50

yes, I believe this was also validated in the...

yes, I believe this was also validated in the writings of the Mr Vonnegut as well.
08-26-11, 01:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,435
Posted By Sigurdd50

AS the colonel said, Hetres probably won't fit....

AS the colonel said, Hetres probably won't fit. They are really BIG so they need lots of clearance.
There are plenty of tires in the 32-38MM wide category

Col de la Vie (38)
Maxy Fasty's (32)...
08-26-11, 01:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,435
Posted By Sigurdd50

Love 650B. All over it. As my body gets a little...

Love 650B. All over it. As my body gets a little older, I find myself less concerned with speed and more concerned with comfort and these low PSI tires and wheel size really take the noise out of...
08-26-11, 11:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 852
Posted By Sigurdd50

When determined that bikes were too light in...

When determined that bikes were too light in weight, they added these widgets (and their attendant few grams of weight) to get the bikes up to official weight to prevent over-speeding by the riders. ...
08-26-11, 07:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,197
Posted By Sigurdd50

Wheel and Sprocket sold you this bike for 129...

Wheel and Sprocket sold you this bike for 129 bucks?? Unbelievable. Budget BIkes in Madison would've tagged it at 3-400 at least. Must have a bent fork (har har)
08-25-11, 01:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,228
Posted By Sigurdd50

Good points. The Porteur doesn't sweep back like...

Good points. The Porteur doesn't sweep back like a North Roads bar does, but with a shorter stem (I run a short reach Nitto Technomic stem set above the seat level) I get a nice up right set up.
08-25-11, 12:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,228
Posted By Sigurdd50

I run two bikes with Velo-Orange Porteur bars....

I run two bikes with Velo-Orange Porteur bars. Both have bar end shifters. I wouldn't run them any other way (I actually ran DT indexed shifters on one of the bikes for a while, but switched them...
08-25-11, 08:37 AM
Replies: 58,183
Views: 8,499,832
Posted By Sigurdd50

The incredibly rare.. Bottachea! (this must be...

The incredibly rare.. Bottachea!
(this must be like that postage stamp with the plane flying upside down?)
http://madison.craigslist.org/bik/2539549749.html

it's been posted on and off for...
08-24-11, 07:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 916
Posted By Sigurdd50

They do wonders on your teeth too

They do wonders on your teeth too
08-24-11, 06:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,206
Posted By Sigurdd50

me thinks I might have exaggerated... often, in...

me thinks I might have exaggerated... often, in the earn a bike shop I work in, when a plastic dork disk is that old (Trek 460? 84/85... 25-26 years old) the plastic is so brittle that it will fall...
08-24-11, 01:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,206
Posted By Sigurdd50

smash it out of there bang bang bang If there...

smash it out of there
bang bang bang
If there is a metal flange left... not a big deal
08-24-11, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2,241
Views: 788,581
Posted By Sigurdd50

I'm game. -- it's an '85 John Howard Turbo,...

I'm game.
-- it's an '85 John Howard Turbo, built at that time by KHS (but still a damn fine frame)
Repurposed into a dandy Town/commuter

Rolling on 650B wheels (Rigida Sphinx Rims, Soma B-Line...
08-23-11, 06:36 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,730
Posted By Sigurdd50

I've never met a hill I was not ashamed to walk...

I've never met a hill I was not ashamed to walk up.
Otherwise, for vintage, you will have to target bikes that might have been built with triples. Some doubles can be converted but you may have to...
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