Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: mhespenheide
Showing results 1 to 50 of 177
Search took 0.03 seconds.
05-20-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 919
Views: 257,821
Posted By mhespenheide

^ Love those SunTour cranksets.

^ Love those SunTour cranksets.
05-03-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By mhespenheide

I'm interested, but have a 2.5-year old and...

I'm interested, but have a 2.5-year old and longer events can be tough (although that's the one that I'd be interested in). Which course were you thinking of?

Anyone else?
05-03-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 68,988
Views: 11,144,900
Posted By mhespenheide

I could help facilitate this one, if desired. ...

I could help facilitate this one, if desired. Take off the new wheels and flat bars and you've got a nice little frame as a starting point.
04-24-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 636
Posted By mhespenheide

Post some pictures of your bike and yourself to...

Post some pictures of your bike and yourself to imgur, then link to them here.
And reply to my post here with "Good idea!". Bingo, two posts.
04-24-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 786
Posted By mhespenheide

Here's a conglomeration search engine that lets...

Here's a conglomeration search engine that lets you search Craigslist posts across the country:...
04-17-22, 11:01 PM
Replies: 68,988
Views: 11,144,900
Posted By mhespenheide

Check with shipping via Greyhound. The seller...

Check with shipping via Greyhound. The seller would need to take it to one of their stations, and you pick it up from one. Their rates are all over the place; maybe you're lucky.
//Whoops, Thumpism...
04-08-22, 12:30 AM
Replies: 68,988
Views: 11,144,900
Posted By mhespenheide

No; it was a road frame, 1979, Reynolds 531...

No; it was a road frame, 1979, Reynolds 531 double-butted all the way around (frame/fork/stays). Kind of a classic of early production US manufacturing. Not the ne plus ultra of C&V, but nothing to...
04-07-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 68,988
Views: 11,144,900
Posted By mhespenheide

Somewhat pricey but really excellent condition...

Somewhat pricey but really excellent condition early Trek 730. 61cm, $400. I could potentially help facilitate if needed.

(West) Seattle:...
04-03-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 68,988
Views: 11,144,900
Posted By mhespenheide

I agree with JohnDThompson -- I vaguely remember...

I agree with JohnDThompson -- I vaguely remember that these were bonded.
03-24-22, 11:49 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,420
Posted By mhespenheide

Beautiful job on the repaint!

Beautiful job on the repaint!
03-13-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,717
Posted By mhespenheide

Next year! (Two-year old son is still too young...

Next year! (Two-year old son is still too young to make the drive reasonably and leave him with my wife for the day. He's terrific, but also a handful.)
03-07-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 68,988
Views: 11,144,900
Posted By mhespenheide

The whole beam pivots up and down. If you look,...

The whole beam pivots up and down. If you look, it has the two anchor points: one in the front that pivots, and then one 6-8" further back that has a threaded clamp. Unscrew the threading, change...
03-05-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By mhespenheide

I completely understand; I'm in the same position...

I completely understand; I'm in the same position over here. I bought it thinking that I'd found a local guy who worked on *equestrian* saddles to do the re-cover, but in the ~3 months between...
03-04-22, 12:42 AM
Replies: 68,988
Views: 11,144,900
Posted By mhespenheide

Whoof! I can't tell from the pictures, but if...

Whoof! I can't tell from the pictures, but if that Ringle water bottle cage is in good shape and has the bottom retaining tang, that alone will go for $50 to $100 for the right buyer. To say...
03-04-22, 12:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By mhespenheide

They're incredibly rare at this point (especially...

They're incredibly rare at this point (especially the perforated model, which was the epitome of cool). I think your best bet might be to re-cover a donor saddle in the leather of your choice. I do...
03-01-22, 01:04 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,343
Posted By mhespenheide

You're welcome to ride what you like. It's been...

You're welcome to ride what you like. It's been decades since I was riding up mountains with only a 39x25 as a low gear, and steep dirt roads like Kiler and Cypress Mountain don't take kindly to...
02-22-22, 10:12 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 46,270
Posted By mhespenheide

Nice! What tire size do you have in there? I...

Nice! What tire size do you have in there? I have a 62cm PDG...
02-17-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,343
Posted By mhespenheide

You might also try American Cyclery in San...

You might also try American Cyclery in San Francisco. They tend to stock most of the Soma stuff. They have a website, but it doesn't mention the long cage, so I'd call them at 415-664-4545...
02-08-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,343
Posted By mhespenheide

Yes! The riding in that area is brilliant. If...

Yes! The riding in that area is brilliant. If you're not starting in Cambria, but rather in Paso Robles / Templeton or Santa Margarita, there are tons of good options for additional routes.
02-07-22, 10:16 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,343
Posted By mhespenheide

There's also the option of riding down to...

There's also the option of riding down to Cayucos, following the route up Old Creek Road, but then continuing on Old Creek Road rather than taking the turn up Santa Rita Road. You'll hit some steep...
02-06-22, 11:15 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,343
Posted By mhespenheide

I rode next to Tom for a while in '19 (at the...

I rode next to Tom for a while in '19 (at the beginning of the ride; once warmed up, he dropped me like the hack that I am). I'm pretty darn sure he was riding SPD's under those glued-on clips and...
02-04-22, 01:35 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,343
Posted By mhespenheide

If you don't already have wool kit, there's now...

If you don't already have wool kit, there's now plenty of "replica" options on eBay. It's synthetic, but looks the part. Search "vintage cycling jersey" or "retro cycling jersey" and you'll see a...
01-31-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,343
Posted By mhespenheide

I'm 48, have a two-year old and work/commute too...

I'm 48, have a two-year old and work/commute too many hours. On weekdays, I spin an hour indoors one day, run outdoors an hour to an hour-fifteen on the next day. The hope on the weekends is to get...
01-31-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 68,988
Views: 11,144,900
Posted By mhespenheide

Nice, but now sold. That is not the right decal...

Nice, but now sold. That is not the right decal for the down tube given the construction, though, so it must have had some kind of repaint or refinish.
01-31-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 68,988
Views: 11,144,900
Posted By mhespenheide

As Shrevvy says, there weren't many of the Team...

As Shrevvy says, there weren't many of the Team LeMond Pro bikes built. I imagine only Roland knew for sure, and he's now passed away. I've heard "fewer than one hundred" and "about a hundred"...
01-31-22, 12:17 AM
Replies: 68,988
Views: 11,144,900
Posted By mhespenheide

The "Team LeMond Pro" models were built by Roland...

The "Team LeMond Pro" models were built by Roland Della Santa, who, while technically a contract builder, commands respect in his own right. The fact that Roland built it adds to its value, rather...
01-24-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,343
Posted By mhespenheide

Thanks, Doc. I know I would have enjoyed seeing...

Thanks, Doc. I know I would have enjoyed seeing whichever eye candy you chose to bring this year.
01-24-22, 12:29 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,343
Posted By mhespenheide

I'm out. And disappointed about it. I'm not a...

I'm out. And disappointed about it. I'm not a big presence on this board, but I would have liked to have said "hi" to the few people I know / have met. I need to head down that way to take care of...
01-24-22, 12:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,502
Posted By mhespenheide

I'm not the OP, but I can offer this example,...

I'm not the OP, but I can offer this example, from J&L Titanium via eBay. Not quite the level of welding and finish that I'd look for from, say, Moots or Ibis, but it's darn fine.
...
Forum: For Sale
01-21-22, 11:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,377
Posted By mhespenheide

It was marked delivered by the buyer almost a...

It was marked delivered by the buyer almost a year ago in the follow-up comments.
01-10-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 68,988
Views: 11,144,900
Posted By mhespenheide

It sounds like you know something about these...

It sounds like you know something about these frames -- were they titanium tubes glued into (aluminum?) lugs? The construction looks a little bit like the Raliegh Tecniums of the era, and I vaguely...
01-09-22, 12:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 979
Posted By mhespenheide

You could go with a Ritchey mount at the seat...

You could go with a Ritchey mount at the seat tube / top tube intersection and then a z-coupler on the down tube, available via Paragon Machine Works...
01-04-22, 11:58 PM
Replies: 68,988
Views: 11,144,900
Posted By mhespenheide

^^^ Yeah, seconded. Steel frame. I think it's...

^^^
Yeah, seconded. Steel frame. I think it's Reynolds 853 for the main tubes, 525 for the stays. But that's just from memory.
01-01-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,343
Posted By mhespenheide

Just given my own scheduling demands, I'm leaning...

Just given my own scheduling demands, I'm leaning towards doing my own ride of the "Scalatores" route on April 10th, if anyone wants to join me.
01-01-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,562
Posted By mhespenheide

For bikes over 62cm size, that's the Frenchiest...

For bikes over 62cm size, that's the Frenchiest fit I've ever seen!
12-31-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 68,988
Views: 11,144,900
Posted By mhespenheide

Eh, there's a guy just outside Los Angeles who is...

Eh, there's a guy just outside Los Angeles who is selling some very nice bikes in my size (a Columbine, among others) and he's had them listed for at least six years. If he didn't sell them during...
12-31-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,075
Posted By mhespenheide

Amazing. Sadly about 1cm too small for me in...

Amazing. Sadly about 1cm too small for me in height and length, but it looks and sounds like you've done a great job with the restoration.
12-30-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,075
Posted By mhespenheide

Talk to me about the Ritchey, even though I...

Talk to me about the Ritchey, even though I probably can't afford it and I have other irons in the fire at this point. Dimensions, geometry?
12-30-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 233,151
Posted By mhespenheide

Looking for a facilitator in southwest Denver /...

Looking for a facilitator in southwest Denver / Littleton area. Classic, but not vintage: a Lemond Poprad. I'd be happy to split parts, etc., with you; I really only want the frame. Thanks!
12-23-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,365
Posted By mhespenheide

I totally agree that most repairs aren't...

I totally agree that most repairs aren't cost-effective. No idea which method is more challenging to do well; I'll defer to your expertise there.

I happen to really appreciate the look of a good...
12-22-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,365
Posted By mhespenheide

I'd not heard that lugged frames were stronger --...

I'd not heard that lugged frames were stronger -- just that they were more easily repairable. Fillet brazed were acknowledged as a reasonable alternative, and tig'ed steel was marginally acceptable...
11-29-21, 12:35 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,907
Posted By mhespenheide

Hmmn. The only one that's really attainable...

Hmmn.

The only one that's really attainable that I want but just haven't picked up yet is an RB-1. I'm probably looking for a '92 or '93; the yellow-with-white-panels paint has grown on me over...
11-21-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,632
Posted By mhespenheide

I agree with velomateo that if you're willing to...

I agree with velomateo that if you're willing to be patient, you'll likely find a deal at some point.

On top of what everyone has already said though, I do think that prices are trending up. Not...
11-18-21, 01:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 594
Posted By mhespenheide

I'm hoping to go. I've missed it, and having now...

I'm hoping to go. I've missed it, and having now moved out of the area, missing riding there as well.
11-18-21, 01:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 594
Posted By mhespenheide

At least in years past in California, no one...

At least in years past in California, no one would hassle you about index shifting as long as you're using downtube shift levers.
Of course, any excuse to build up a new bike...
11-08-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 233,151
Posted By mhespenheide

Moved again, now to Burien WA. I might be able...

Moved again, now to Burien WA. I might be able to help with Burien, West Seattle, South Seattle. Possibly farther towards South King County, but life is hectic at the moment.
Please PM if...
09-21-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,674
Posted By mhespenheide

Any of those Schwinns have a long top tube? Like...

Any of those Schwinns have a long top tube? Like 60 or 61cm center-to-center?
08-26-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 26,137
Posted By mhespenheide

I'll wait for Monday's announcement to hear about...

I'll wait for Monday's announcement to hear about the event, but I've decided that I won't attend in September. I have a two-year old who (obviously) can't be vaccinated, and even though I am, I...
08-20-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By mhespenheide

Interested and I'm just over in Capital Hill, but...

Interested and I'm just over in Capital Hill, but I'll defer for a bit to see if more active / more senior members want to grab it.
08-18-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 68,988
Views: 11,144,900
Posted By mhespenheide

I had one of these. It took medium-reach brakes...

I had one of these. It took medium-reach brakes and fit 32-35mm tires, if anyone's curious. Only sold it because it was a size too big for me.
Showing results 1 to 50 of 177
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.