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07-29-20, 02:41 PM
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Posted By jyl

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

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Built this Centurion for a young friend. This was...
07-28-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,939
Posted By jyl

I can’t remember all the tricks discussed here...

I can’t remember all the tricks discussed here but something should help - I know the OP doesn’t have Racers but there’s similarity.
...
07-27-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,939
Posted By jyl

I haven’t read this whole thread, but I once...

I haven’t read this whole thread, but I once built a bike with aero levers and centerpull brakes - very similar to what the OP showed, but with Racer calipers - and the lever pull was all wrong for...
07-27-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 35,615
Posted By jyl

Well, my bike mojo is so weak right now that I'm...

Well, my bike mojo is so weak right now that I'm embarrassed to say . . . I haven't been riding at all. I have been completely buried in work (new business, one-man show, ya know) and in local...
05-29-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 68,745
Posted By jyl

Sweet talk them into a 140 mm 17 deg and I’m...

Sweet talk them into a 140 mm 17 deg and I’m ordering! Multiple.
05-25-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,672
Posted By jyl

P clamps save the (fender) day again!

P clamps save the (fender) day again!
05-22-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,150
Posted By jyl

I have a PX-10 frameset sitting around with...

I have a PX-10 frameset sitting around with nothing to do...

Had thought of single speeding it. But never was real motivated.

I’ll go measure tire clearances.
05-21-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,150
Posted By jyl

https://road.cc/content/buyers-guide/cyclocross-v-...

https://road.cc/content/buyers-guide/cyclocross-v-gravel-bikes-whats-difference-205556

I admit I am not informed on the nuances
05-21-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,150
Posted By jyl

Choose and Spec A C&V Gravel Bike

Gravel bikes are, it seems, the hot trend right now.

Suppose you want a no compromise gravel bike, but it has to all be C&V.

You can mix up groups, put MTB kit on a randonneur frame, road...
05-20-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,849
Posted By jyl

No, I have a Vitus 997 (992 with CF tubes). ...

No, I have a Vitus 997 (992 with CF tubes). Rides great. Similar era as the KG171, I think. The model was ridden by some pro teams, you see it in Lotto colors sometimes. It’ll be getting CF rims...
05-20-20, 12:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,849
Posted By jyl

I think I just found my next “target” - that...

I think I just found my next “target” - that looks great and the racing history of that model is impressive!
05-11-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,020
Posted By jyl

I agree, the weight savings is very tempting. ...

I agree, the weight savings is very tempting. That long, thick gauge, steel steerer weighs a lot. 1 lb saving from a full carbon fork, you think?
05-11-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,020
Posted By jyl

That’s gorgeous!

That’s gorgeous!
05-08-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,649
Posted By jyl

I wear full finger gloves, old mountain bike...

I wear full finger gloves, old mountain bike habit, protects your fingers better if you go down.

For summer I wear some SmartWool stretchy wool gloves, thin material, not hot. I went down a...
05-08-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,830
Posted By jyl

They were already owned by a conglomerate - I...

They were already owned by a conglomerate - I just don’t want them to disappear or move everything to China!
05-08-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,830
Posted By jyl

I use Open Pros and Mavic shoes all the time. ...

I use Open Pros and Mavic shoes all the time.

I think they have some good tubeless rim and tire products.

I love the yellow Mavic neutral service motorcycles and bikes.

Too much history and...
05-08-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,830
Posted By jyl

Mavic in Trouble?

Mavic in receivership :-(
05-07-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,020
Posted By jyl

Thank you. Cogitating . . . tempting . . .

Thank you. Cogitating . . . tempting . . .
05-07-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,071
Posted By jyl

What!?! Are we getting Guglielmana tattoos...

What!?!

Are we getting Guglielmana tattoos too?
05-07-20, 03:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,020
Posted By jyl

Great looking bikes. What headset are you using,...

Great looking bikes. What headset are you using, do you like it? Which trail # and finish did you pick for the fork? Any quirks when installing?
05-06-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8,089
Views: 2,766,012
Posted By jyl

That’s lovely. 992 is a great frame!

That’s lovely. 992 is a great frame!
05-06-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,020
Posted By jyl

The “Minimal” model here is pretty sleek! And...

The “Minimal” model here is pretty sleek! And not crazy spendy either, comes in 1” steerer.

https://www.henryjames.com/columbus-products/bike-carbon-forks.html

Here is an alloy 1” threadless...
05-06-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,020
Posted By jyl

Someone needs to try “chrome painting” a carbon...

Someone needs to try “chrome painting” a carbon fork.

I don’t know if the chrome “paints” are any good or can tolerate flexing. But carbon forks can have a pleasing curved shape, so if they had...
05-05-20, 08:56 PM
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Views: 2,766,012
Posted By jyl

That is awesome looking! A frame like that...

That is awesome looking!

A frame like that is on my list of want want wants.
05-05-20, 03:51 AM
Replies: 2,376
Views: 288,073
Posted By jyl

3/16” is kind of a lot! In some bikes. Good to...

3/16” is kind of a lot! In some bikes. Good to know this.
05-05-20, 03:50 AM
Replies: 2,376
Views: 288,073
Posted By jyl

Thanks!

Thanks!
05-04-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2,376
Views: 288,073
Posted By jyl

Do you guys carry sealant? In a syringe, in the...

Do you guys carry sealant? In a syringe, in the little bottle, or how? Trying to get tips - thanks!
05-04-20, 01:25 AM
Replies: 8,089
Views: 2,766,012
Posted By jyl

It is very cool to have owned a bike since new,...

It is very cool to have owned a bike since new, or close to it!
05-03-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,811
Posted By jyl

Whaaat - bike shops pay? what’s the world coming...

Whaaat - bike shops pay? what’s the world coming to?
05-03-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,260
Posted By jyl

It is interesting to get on a racy bike when...

It is interesting to get on a racy bike when you’re fat, unlimber, and unfit . . . my daily commute bike (1982 Peugeot) has the bars about level with the saddle, this Look has about a 4” drop.
...
05-03-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,912
Posted By jyl

That’s a great collection and a great sister!

That’s a great collection and a great sister!
05-03-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,287
Posted By jyl

That’s a great article, thanks for posting. ...

That’s a great article, thanks for posting.

I wonder whatever became of those bikes?
05-02-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,580
Posted By jyl

The bragging is all that is really needed! ...

The bragging is all that is really needed! Winning: optional.
05-01-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,260
Posted By jyl

Hmmm . . . I should get in touch

Hmmm . . . I should get in touch
05-01-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,260
Posted By jyl

After way too much searching: My kingdom, my...

After way too much searching:

My kingdom, my kingdom for a 140 mm -17 degree stem that costs less than $100!

The stem on there now is 130 mm and a little too short. The Raleigh Team Pro is 58...
05-01-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,508
Posted By jyl

What Are You Going To Do After Pandemic?

I was talking with some folks about what are you going to do different after coronavirus.

We agreed that we’re going to do less putting things off, more experiencing stuff and bucket listing. ...
05-01-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,260
Posted By jyl

HED sells a more subtle blacked-out decal. But...

HED sells a more subtle blacked-out decal. But $50...

I wonder what it would take to custom design a decal and have it made.

Or, just a thin pinstripe of retroreflective black - look good,...
05-01-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,580
Posted By jyl

Okay, I think a lighter but not Ti chain is on...

Okay, I think a lighter but not Ti chain is on the shopping list. From what I’ve read, 10+ speed chains can “probably” be used on 9 speed, and it’s not a big $ experiment.

The bike has a 12-25...
05-01-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,260
Posted By jyl

I just looked (online) at some triathlon behind...

I just looked (online) at some triathlon behind saddle bottle cages. They can get pretty elaborate, holding dual bottles, tools, inflators, tubes, etc.

Naturally, they also look awful. At some...
05-01-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,260
Posted By jyl

gaucho777 that is an uncut innicycle headset that...

gaucho777 that is an uncut innicycle headset that
allows a threadless stem to be used on a bike with a threaded steerer. joejack951 makes these, and there is a whole thread about them. I’m really...
05-01-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,260
Posted By jyl

Here’s the bike after it’s maiden ride, an easy...

Here’s the bike after it’s maiden ride, an easy 1.5 cruise into work. As you can see from the blue tape, I’m adjusting the saddle - it went up another cm and got leveled after this picture.
...
04-30-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,580
Posted By jyl

It is the Parallel Universe Look Equipe. 18.24...

It is the Parallel Universe Look Equipe. 18.24 lb. I believe I know how it will get to 17.99 lb. But it would be really cool for weight to start with "16", if that's even possible.
04-29-20, 11:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,580
Posted By jyl

Titanium Cassette Or Chain?

Who rides with a titanium cassette? Are they as short lived as the aluminum freewheels from back in the day?

What about a Ti chain?

I have a weight weenie problem that lacks an easy solution...
04-29-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 810
Posted By jyl

This is how we derive BFCV’s Law Of Minimum N: ...

This is how we derive BFCV’s Law Of Minimum N:

The minimum ”n” shall be such that each bike shall require maintenance no more than once per year.
04-26-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,260
Posted By jyl

After some distractions . . .

Where were we?

Let’s see, it was Feb 1, shortly after my last post in this thread. I quit my job. Opened my own office. Started nervously watching my cashflow.

Oh, I also began picking up a few...
01-22-20, 01:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,709
Posted By jyl

As said already, Fizik white tape stays clean and...

As said already, Fizik white tape stays clean and cleans easily.

White is pro. White says your mechanic rewraps your bars after every stage.

I'd go white tape and saddle.
01-12-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,591
Posted By jyl

He makes carbon frames now, right?

He makes carbon frames now, right?
01-07-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 14,233
Posted By jyl

I played around with a crude revenue/expense...

I played around with a crude revenue/expense model and it seems to me that a very small (1000 sf), very lean (only 2 people working at any given time), very low rent ($18/sf), service-focused shop...
01-06-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,607
Posted By jyl

Be careful that the valve is straight. Sucks to...

Be careful that the valve is straight. Sucks to get the tub good and then see the stem crooked i.e. not pointing at the hub.
01-04-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,001
Posted By jyl

Budget for this build requires used wheels and...

Budget for this build requires used wheels and the selection of used carbon wide/deep tubular rims in very good condition with Campy freehubs is limited.m to say the least.

The bike won’t ever...
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