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05-18-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By jrg1244

Another quick recommendation - I’ve been shocked...

Another quick recommendation - I’ve been shocked by the quality of a “Tourbon” bag that I bought off EBay. I paid maybe $25 for it and it’s a very nice bag, excellent size for me. The company offers...
05-11-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 318
Posted By jrg1244

I think the bolts are rarer than the small rings....

I think the bolts are rarer than the small rings. Luckily, the 1049 I put on my '74 Paramount came with everything, despite costing a small fortune. Also hard to find is the appropriate bottom...
03-24-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 909
Posted By jrg1244

Awful... Though the half a dropout is proof...

Awful... Though the half a dropout is proof positive of the enormous wattage that you clearly put out. If it were mine, I'd hang it on the wall and recount the story to houseguests. Good luck...
03-22-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By jrg1244

Pedals off is the answer. Only other advice is...

Pedals off is the answer. Only other advice is find a gentle downhill and let them coast downhill with no pedals to get the feeling, as many times as they need to in order to get the feeling of...
01-13-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,786
Posted By jrg1244

Beautiful! Truly a spectacular bit of cycling...

Beautiful! Truly a spectacular bit of cycling history. It’s my size too…. I’m shocked that 68cm Herse bikes even exist!
01-06-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 68,927
Views: 11,127,266
Posted By jrg1244

Drillium for days! ...

Drillium for days!

https://maine.craigslist.org/bik/d/blue-hill-cool-old-bridgestone/7429167171.html

This funky delight represents a bygone era of road racing. Meticulously drilled-out...
01-06-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,093
Posted By jrg1244

Spoken like a true New Englander! On windy days...

Spoken like a true New Englander! On windy days here on the coast of Maine, it seems like no matter which way I turn, the wind is always head-on. Someone up above used the word "demoralizing." I...
12-22-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,253
Posted By jrg1244

Thanks! Iím like a kid in a candy store with...

Thanks! Iím like a kid in a candy store with this thingÖ. Canít wait to get it on the road. I have a set of TB14ís on my Cannondale ST, which I use for commuting during fairer weather, paired to...
12-19-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,253
Posted By jrg1244

After waiting a few weeks, the Pacenti Brevet...

After waiting a few weeks, the Pacenti Brevet rims finally arrived. Shout out to ProWheelBuilder who provided awesome communication about the status of the back ordered rims and who provided spokes...
12-07-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 830
Posted By jrg1244

I completed a spray.bike project bike with my...

I completed a spray.bike project bike with my daughter this summer. We were both thrilled with the bike, in the end, but I didn’t love the spray.bike product. I think I could have ended up with a...
12-05-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,963
Posted By jrg1244

My Ď84 Gap. I love this bike. Frame measures...

My Ď84 Gap. I love this bike. Frame measures 65x61, components are all Nuovo Record except brakes and levers which are Modolo Speedy. Since the picture Iíve added Clement LCG Tires and a Selle Italia...
12-04-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,835
Posted By jrg1244

Awesome! Have fun with it. I love big...

Awesome! Have fun with it. I love big Cannondales, having 2 myself, a 27” ST Tourer and a 66cm CAAD5. I can honestly say that riding my CAAD5 is the most fun I’ve had on a bike. It can be a bit...
12-04-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,253
Posted By jrg1244

After about a week of tracking a FedEx box on an...

After about a week of tracking a FedEx box on an hourly basis, my Paramount finally arrived from Jack at Franklin Frames. He was a real pleasure to work with and I'm thrilled with the job he did. ...
11-22-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By jrg1244

I buy from them all the time…. Best prices on...

I buy from them all the time…. Best prices on kool stop replacement pads. I do have this email address I’ve used to contact them - info@porkchopbmx.com

Hope it helps!
11-04-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 53,661
Posted By jrg1244

A couple more of my bikes, just for fun... I...

A couple more of my bikes, just for fun... I can't ride anything less than 64, so this is easy for me!

1986 Cannondale ST - 27" frame...
11-02-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,253
Posted By jrg1244

Agreed. They could have owned the BMX trend...

Agreed. They could have owned the BMX trend before it as well, but turned away intentionally. Missing these two trends, coupled with some bad supply chain decisions, cost them the company. The...
11-02-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,253
Posted By jrg1244

Right, wrong or indifferent, I've started...

Right, wrong or indifferent, I've started collecting bits for my build. So far, they have been sourced from my parts bin, the local co-op and ebay. I can say I won't be buying too much more from...
11-02-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,253
Posted By jrg1244

bikemig That's a beauty! Love the 3 spider...

bikemig That's a beauty! Love the 3 spider crankset and thin profile arms. It makes the bike what it is, a 1960's racer. Many of the other components are interchangeable with later 70's bikes, but...
10-25-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,253
Posted By jrg1244

repechange It fits - I’m very comfortable on a...

repechange
It fits - I’m very comfortable on a 65-66cm frames with about 61cm top tubes. This one fits the bill at 66cm x 62cm, and I’m thrilled to have it! The model, as far as my research can tell...
10-25-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,253
Posted By jrg1244

merziac Thanks for the warm welcome! Your...

merziac

Thanks for the warm welcome! Your “flagship” is a beauty! Truly a special bike, I’m sure it’s a joy to ride. If you read No Hands, you’ll learn that F.W. Schwinn was at the helm when it...
10-25-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,253
Posted By jrg1244

New Project - 1974 Schwinn Paramount

I'm kicking off my latest project and am super excited about this one... A 1974 Schwinn Paramount in 26" frame size that I picked up on EBay. Ya, I probably paid too much and I'll probably spend too...
10-25-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By jrg1244

I have a similar 66cm CAAD 5, with a 2009 build...

I have a similar 66cm CAAD 5, with a 2009 build date. I think the 66cm frames are completely different animals, being that they were available as a frameset only. I think they welded them up and...
09-29-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By jrg1244

I was so proud of myself last night, I just had...

I was so proud of myself last night, I just had to post my ďcreation!Ē I was using a cleaner called Krud Kutter, which I like for non-anodized metals on the bike. The air pump is just a run of the...
09-28-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By jrg1244

Poor Manís Ultrasonic Cleaner

SoÖ. I needed to clean up some old Campy crank bolts and got sick of scrubbing and swirling the bolts around in a cup. So, I came up with thisÖ. And itís working! The bolts are shining like new. ...
09-08-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 68,927
Views: 11,127,266
Posted By jrg1244

Ya - me. My guess, about 6'10" is the...

Ya - me. My guess, about 6'10" is the prerequisite to ride it. Would make a great ride for the right person though.
09-08-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 68,927
Views: 11,127,266
Posted By jrg1244

70cm Bob Jackson

Posted to Maine Craigslist. I'm happy to facilitate for someone,

TALL Bob Jackson, 70cm with 60cm top tube. Looks like a campy mix. I considered buying it for myself, but 66cm is my sweet spot,...
09-01-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 737
Posted By jrg1244

I'm so happy with it right now, I don't dare make...

I'm so happy with it right now, I don't dare make too many changes. Only plans now are a new saddle, probably brooks or selle anatomica, and some fresh bar tape and cables. The next plan is my...
08-31-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 737
Posted By jrg1244

'83 Basso Gap - new to me

Completed my first ride today on my new 1983 Basso Gap - measures 65cmx61cm, Nuovo Record everything except for brakes, which are Modolo Speedy. I was pleasantly surprised by how smooth and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10,388
Views: 3,107,615
Posted By jrg1244

My CAAD5 fits 700x28 Conti GP5000 just fine. ...

My CAAD5 fits 700x28 Conti GP5000 just fine. There may even be room for 30c tires, but I haven't tried it... Yet.

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11-30-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 920
Posted By jrg1244

Zwift CEO Interview - ZwiftBike!

Interesting interview with Eric Min, CEO of Zwift on 11/25. I was most interested in the forthcoming Zwift bike as well as huge investment in the platform in general which hopefully will lead to...
11-25-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,867
Posted By jrg1244

Tall bikes here look great! Love the Gunnars and...

Tall bikes here look great! Love the Gunnars and chrome Super Le Tour!
66cm Cannondale CAAD5 - ...
12-02-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 358,410
Posted By jrg1244

Here's my Cannondale CAAD5, built up this year...

Here's my Cannondale CAAD5, built up this year with Potenza 11 speed. Frame is a 66cm, but measures 69cm CTT. I've wanted this bike, for a long, long time...

NDS photo on a ride last week. Farm...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 36,604
Posted By jrg1244

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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10-25-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,500
Posted By jrg1244

Good luck. Hope it works for you.

Good luck. Hope it works for you.
08-29-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 358,410
Posted By jrg1244

Here are a couple that still get regular use.... ...

Here are a couple that still get regular use.... M800 "Beast of the East" with Pepperoni Fork and a CAAD3 R400....
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