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01-24-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,080
Posted By rowebr

Wow! Heiko, a sincere thank you for all your hard...

Wow! Heiko, a sincere thank you for all your hard work, it is wonderful to have these available!
11-08-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,379
Posted By rowebr

Subscribed! The frame is exactly my size...I...

Subscribed! The frame is exactly my size...I almost wish it wasn't!
09-11-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,435
Posted By rowebr

I've put many thousands of problem-free miles,...

I've put many thousands of problem-free miles, including plenty of gravel and dirt road riding, on my 650B Bianchi conversion which just barely fits 38mm tires between the chainstays. As best I can...
04-09-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,079
Posted By rowebr

Sure thing! Yes, they have the quick release.

Sure thing! Yes, they have the quick release.
04-09-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,079
Posted By rowebr

I don't know if the R559 cable pull was changed,...

I don't know if the R559 cable pull was changed, but I do know that my R559's really sucked when paired with older Shimano 105 aero levers.

When I switched to the TRP RRL levers, braking...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 833
Posted By rowebr

Of course you should give it a try, especially...

Of course you should give it a try, especially with your Dad there to help out if needed.

If you start from Front Royal early in the morning on a weekday, you should have several hours of riding...
09-04-18, 06:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,478
Posted By rowebr

I would try riding them with a slightly lower...

I would try riding them with a slightly lower pressure first....and if that doesn't feel better go a little lower again!

I didn't figure out my favorite tire pressure for 650Bx38mm until I...
08-16-18, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7,988
Views: 2,460,325
Posted By rowebr

Awesome, that's a relief! The stem works so well...

Awesome, that's a relief! The stem works so well on your Miele.
08-16-18, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7,988
Views: 2,460,325
Posted By rowebr

Looks fantastic! Sorry to potentially bring bad...

Looks fantastic! Sorry to potentially bring bad news, but...is that a Modolo stem?

If yes, here is an old thread to help you identify the recalled versions:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-18, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 876
Posted By rowebr

For longer rides, find your way to Potomac MD....

For longer rides, find your way to Potomac MD. That's where most of the area group rides go on the weekend. Go on ridewithgps or Strava and look for routes using these roads: MacArthur Blvd,...
02-27-18, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7,988
Views: 2,460,325
Posted By rowebr

I have a question that should be perfect for the...

I have a question that should be perfect for the retro-roadie crowd: Is there anybody here who is using current or recent Campagnolo quick release skewers on a bike with horizontal dropouts?

...
01-31-18, 10:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,209
Posted By rowebr

Very nice Colnago h88711 ! One little detail I...

Very nice Colnago h88711 ! One little detail I noticed, I like the handlebars very much, can you tell me what they are?
01-28-18, 06:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,486
Posted By rowebr

I have a friend who might be interested , can you...

I have a friend who might be interested , can you tell me what the top tube measures?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-17, 01:10 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,676
Posted By rowebr

Judging by the 268 pages and counting on the...

Judging by the 268 pages and counting on the Retro-Roadies thread, yes!


https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/361558-retro-roadies-old-frames-sti-s-ergos-268.html


I'm planning to do...
11-28-17, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7,988
Views: 2,460,325
Posted By rowebr

Time to re-post my Guerciotti because I upgraded...

Time to re-post my Guerciotti because I upgraded from a 50-34 crankset to the 52-36 :lol:


I also changed the saddle and bar wrap to black, which looks better than the yellow combo I first built...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-17, 01:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,687
Posted By rowebr

Glad you get it! I went for a more modern look...

Glad you get it! I went for a more modern look with the Shimano components. I think the Campy setup is just right on yours!


Any more members of Team Guerciotti Retro-Roadie?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-17, 10:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,687
Posted By rowebr

1985 Guerciotti. This is my go-to bike for fast...

1985 Guerciotti. This is my go-to bike for fast roadie rides.


https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4558/37846965514_4e66fdb976_b_d.jpg
11-08-17, 01:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,428
Posted By rowebr

I certainly hope the new wheel will solve your...

I certainly hope the new wheel will solve your problem...but I will add one more thing to check which I don't think anyone else mentioned: The Shimano chains are directional, the side of the chain...
10-12-17, 12:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,918
Posted By rowebr

That is just wild! Looking forward to hearing...

That is just wild! Looking forward to hearing about your experience with trying to ride it...perhaps try it out on a closed course first?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-17, 09:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,846
Posted By rowebr

I just leave the clear plastic cover on after the...

I just leave the clear plastic cover on after the patch is good and stuck to the tube, and in my experience that has never caused a problem with the patch. I have no idea why the Rema instruction...
10-02-17, 09:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,524
Posted By rowebr

That sounds perfect! Good to hear that one of...

That sounds perfect! Good to hear that one of those beauties is heading east, Andy_K's big score means the C&V Western Conference is way ahead of us!
09-25-17, 08:56 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,455
Posted By rowebr

Until this thread, I had no idea there was any...

Until this thread, I had no idea there was any problem with the Park Tool instructions I provided to the OP. I agree that it would be good to get the cartridge tight...but I've never had a problem...
09-25-17, 08:48 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,455
Posted By rowebr

I also looked at a UN-55 in my parts bin, from...

I also looked at a UN-55 in my parts bin, from that top angle as shown in the pic mine looks very similar. Can you look inside the shallow splines? On mine they are not rounded off, although they do...
09-24-17, 06:48 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,455
Posted By rowebr

Hi, that was my initial response , but it was...

Hi, that was my initial response , but it was incorrect as was pointed out by multiple folks above.

That said , i never have torqued the cartridge as much as the removable ring. If you can get...
09-21-17, 10:58 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,455
Posted By rowebr

Hi Scott, thanks for sharing the relevant Shimano...

Hi Scott, thanks for sharing the relevant Shimano instructions. The Park Tool instructions say to "snug" the cartridge body and then tighten the removable ring to torque. I'm surprised the Shimano...
09-21-17, 10:51 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,455
Posted By rowebr

Thanks Andy, you were right my description was...

Thanks Andy, you were right my description was off-base. I've been following the Park Tool instructions which say to "snug" the cartridge body, and then to tighten the removable ring to the specified...
09-21-17, 10:48 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,455
Posted By rowebr

OP, I did make a mistake, the "thread in by hand"...

OP, I did make a mistake, the "thread in by hand" part of the Park Tool instructions that I referred you to was not the whole story. Those instructions also say to "Snug to snug fixed flange against...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-17, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,434
Posted By rowebr

Hi Narhay, I recognize you from C&V. I have two...

Hi Narhay, I recognize you from C&V. I have two vintage bikes that are set up with Hollowtech II cranks (the 105-5800) using the SM-BBR60. Recently I installed new chains on both those bikes, and...
09-20-17, 01:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,455
Posted By rowebr

The splines on the BB-UN55 cartridge (you're...

The splines on the BB-UN55 cartridge (you're calling it the "body") are shallow, because the cartridge only needs to be threaded into the bottom bracket shell by hand. The splines on the ring are...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-17, 12:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,553
Posted By rowebr

I assume you are solo in this picture because...

I assume you are solo in this picture because you've ridden the pack off your wheel?:lol:


But seriously for the OP, people mostly use this position for time-trialing off the front or the back of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-17, 11:34 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,553
Posted By rowebr

"Ride on the hoods 90% of the time", stated as...

"Ride on the hoods 90% of the time", stated as some fixed rule to follow, is not good advice. Assuming the bike fit is decent, your preferred hand position will naturally change with the type of...
09-15-17, 08:28 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,318
Posted By rowebr

Love the picture! Good point about the difference...

Love the picture! Good point about the difference between climbing on a fast 40 or 50 mile club ride when the hills are attacked with pace, versus climbing the same hill on a longer ride. On the long...
08-10-17, 08:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,119
Posted By rowebr

Uh-oh, does this trick not work with vertical...

Uh-oh, does this trick not work with vertical dropouts?
08-08-17, 11:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,119
Posted By rowebr

Sure thing. Yes, turning the B-screw in will push...

Sure thing. Yes, turning the B-screw in will push the upper pulley of the derailleur lower, hopefully you can turn it in just enough for the derailleur to clear the largest cog. If you haven't messed...
08-07-17, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,119
Posted By rowebr

While the only definitive answer will be to try...

While the only definitive answer will be to try it, I am currently using a 105-5700 RD on an 11-34 10-speed XT cassette, with 50-34 chainrings, 10-speed Dura-Ace downtube shifters. I think I have...
08-04-17, 08:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 14,249
Posted By rowebr

Got it, thanks!

Got it, thanks!
08-04-17, 10:29 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 14,249
Posted By rowebr

Thanks for sharing this story and photos styggno1...

Thanks for sharing this story and photos styggno1 the final product is remarkable!


I am curious, can you tell me about the distinction between the Master Piu and the other Master models? I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-17, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,983
Posted By rowebr

Sounds good! Especially for commuting I think it...

Sounds good! Especially for commuting I think it really makes sense to run the widest tires that will fit in the frame. My commuter bike is an old steel MTB set up with 54mm slicks :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-17, 10:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,753
Posted By rowebr

Yes, don't push yourself too hard. We've had some...

Yes, don't push yourself too hard. We've had some hot, crappy air quality days in DC this summer, I felt fine riding along at a good pace but going full gas in that hot and stuffy air was no fun. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-17, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,983
Posted By rowebr

The best guess is that a tire that is 3mm wider...

The best guess is that a tire that is 3mm wider will also be about 3mm taller.


However, since you are thinking of changing to a different model of tire and a wider size, that guess could easily...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-17, 09:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,261
Posted By rowebr

Google "Hains Point Washington DC". Hains point...

Google "Hains Point Washington DC". Hains point is a flat 3-mile loop along the Potomac river and around a park, with little to no traffic early in the morning. Perfect for a morning workout, just do...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-17, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By rowebr

Hi narhay, I also usually hang out in C&V....

Hi narhay, I also usually hang out in C&V. Similarly, I'm very comfortable on a B-17, and I agree it doesn't look right on a more roadie-racy bike.


I tried a bunch of saddles for my Guerciotti...
07-17-17, 02:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,480
Posted By rowebr

I've learned to accept this, but only for my...

I've learned to accept this, but only for my regular clothes. I still can't help but get a little ticked off when the grease shows up on one of my favorite cycling jerseys.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-17, 06:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,979
Posted By rowebr

I've ridden from Harpers ferry to D.C., but only...

I've ridden from Harpers ferry to D.C., but only used the towpath for a few miles. Let me know if you want to see the route I took.
05-22-17, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By rowebr

Funny, I also learned to ride and wrench on my...

Funny, I also learned to ride and wrench on my Limited, and mine is the same color as well! Here is the current version, a go-fast rando bike. Your frame looks larger than mine, so yours might also...
05-19-17, 01:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,670
Posted By rowebr

Yeah that route is also a tough one. I don't know...

Yeah that route is also a tough one. I don't know what the club was like back then, but nowadays they provide a lot of information in advance about the rides. Low, low gearing is a necessity on many...
05-19-17, 11:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,670
Posted By rowebr

Great idea for a thread! Tied for my biggest...

Great idea for a thread!

Tied for my biggest day, but definitely the toughest: May 2015, Northern Exposure 400k with DC Randonneurs.
...
05-18-17, 12:30 PM
Replies: 847
Views: 240,863
Posted By rowebr

Just looked at your photo again...you're right of...

Just looked at your photo again...you're right of course, sorry for the bad suggestion!


Do you have enough miles on the Centurion for a ride report? I just saw a sweet black and yellow LeMans...
05-18-17, 11:17 AM
Replies: 847
Views: 240,863
Posted By rowebr

Welcome to the 650B club! Your Centurion looks...

Welcome to the 650B club! Your Centurion looks just right as a 650B machine.


Regarding the tight chainstay clearance, the clearance on my 650B Bianchi with 38mm tires is also about that tight,...
04-27-17, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 959
Posted By rowebr

Nice! Great idea I will have to try that.

Nice! Great idea I will have to try that.
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