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08-01-14, 06:06 AM
Replies: 23
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Posted By rookgirl

Iy id the Advanced 0 frame, yes. My friend who...

Iy id the Advanced 0 frame, yes. My friend who has it worked at a bike shop and they stripped the dura ace off it and replaced it with 105 (someone else who worked there wanted dura ace on a...
07-31-14, 12:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,042
Posted By rookgirl

Oh no! The options, the options! But the...

Oh no! The options, the options!

But the reality is that I should probably think pretty long and hard before dropping $1300+ on a bike.
07-31-14, 07:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,042
Posted By rookgirl

LOL, yes. Since that pic a bit has changed and...

LOL, yes. Since that pic a bit has changed and it now looks like this:
http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/leilakelleher/IMG_0225.jpg...
07-31-14, 06:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,042
Posted By rookgirl

Thanks for everyones replies! The cheape option...

Thanks for everyones replies! The cheape option is most probably a Fuji with 105 and disc brakes. Also a nice option. However, the "save $300" doesn't include pedals etc which would come with the...
07-30-14, 03:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,042
Posted By rookgirl

TCR should fit with the slopiong top tube. Its...

TCR should fit with the slopiong top tube. Its full carbon though, not alu. I am a bit scared about this aspect
07-30-14, 03:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,042
Posted By rookgirl

Which roadbike (not vintage, but relevant I think)

Hi!

I have been MIA for quite some time and have been happily riding my Nishiki mixte which I jazzed up with a Shimano 600 arabesque groupset from randyjawa (i am guessing pics are somewhere in my...
10-23-12, 06:42 AM
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Views: 321,313
Posted By rookgirl

Those copper pedals are great! Lustworthy!

Those copper pedals are great! Lustworthy!
10-09-12, 11:27 AM
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Views: 321,313
Posted By rookgirl

Ah, good to know. Can I get to them without...

Ah, good to know. Can I get to them without taking the pedal off?
10-09-12, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1,338
Views: 321,313
Posted By rookgirl

Wow! I can't believe I haven't posted pics of my...

Wow! I can't believe I haven't posted pics of my mixte here!

http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/leilakelleher/mixte.jpg
http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/leilakelleher/IMG_0173.jpg...
10-04-12, 06:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,807
Posted By rookgirl

I have a vintage kuwahara mtb that I use through...

I have a vintage kuwahara mtb that I use through the winter (has studded tires and fenders) and it fits very well. Maybe this could be an option. Is it just a question of switching the wheelset...
10-04-12, 06:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,807
Posted By rookgirl

Wow. That is a lot of responses. My current bike...

Wow. That is a lot of responses. My current bike is 48cm c-c and I have zero clearance on standover. With shoes. Yes, something is wrong here. It's me :)

My main ride is a mixte that I rebuilt...
10-03-12, 01:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,807
Posted By rookgirl

The frame size calculators tend to have a cow....

The frame size calculators tend to have a cow. Obviously I am a weirdo.

The bike has a small setback post, but nothing crazy. Should I cut my losses and get a new bike?
10-03-12, 01:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,807
Posted By rookgirl

Am I destined to never ride a vintage road bike?

I've now had an 80s Bianchi road bike (model not evident) for a year now and I still can't ride it and have come to the conclusion that it doesn't fit me. My problem is that I am 5'6" but I have to...
06-12-12, 01:29 PM
Replies: 17,398
Views: 2,659,968
Posted By rookgirl

Who knew bikes had horns? ...

Who knew bikes had horns?

[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]http://london.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-bikes-mountain-Bike-with-horns-W0QQAdIdZ387469491
Bike with horns


Ridgerunner bike .Horns on...
06-05-12, 03:44 PM
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Posted By rookgirl

http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/leilakell...

http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/leilakelleher/mixte.jpg

At the park on the weekend in it's new incarnation.
05-03-12, 01:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 995
Posted By rookgirl

Thanks - I will do that. Also, I was wondering if...

Thanks - I will do that. Also, I was wondering if you have a front brake cable hangar thing (don't know what they are called) - the one that hangs down from above the headset. This one flexes a lot...
05-03-12, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 995
Posted By rookgirl

I hadn't thought of that. Actually, I was...

I hadn't thought of that. Actually, I was thinking of getting some brown zip ties and using them instead of the silver clips I am currently using (can't get ones to accommodate 2 housings). Could you...
05-03-12, 12:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 995
Posted By rookgirl

Ah. That makes sense.

Ah. That makes sense.
05-03-12, 07:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 995
Posted By rookgirl

Is the trigger not working or did you re gear?

Is the trigger not working or did you re gear?
05-03-12, 06:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 995
Posted By rookgirl

Thanks! I thought a hair dryer but by then we...

Thanks! I thought a hair dryer but by then we were in! The real prob is that they are very rubbery with no head so they grip onto the outside of the rim, even with an application of windex!

Im...
05-03-12, 05:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 995
Posted By rookgirl

Thanks! The tires are Panaracers (folding) and...

Thanks! The tires are Panaracers (folding) and they were verrrrrry hard to mount on those rims! It was really hard to even mount hte first bead (or not-bead)! The second took about 30 mins with both...
05-02-12, 06:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 995
Posted By rookgirl

The rack is actually just an Axiom! It's very low...

The rack is actually just an Axiom! It's very low profile and inexpensive!

I did the build along with a friend here - Randy kindly supplied me with some of the components
05-02-12, 06:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 995
Posted By rookgirl

Bike makeover or randyjawa is a legend

We all know that anyway, but I just wanted to publically thank Randy for his help with getting some components together for my bike build. Most things went together swimmingly well and luckily I had...
04-23-12, 07:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 275
Posted By rookgirl

It's spoken for

It's spoken for
04-22-12, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 275
Posted By rookgirl

Anyone need an R nut?

I have one Raleigh logoed nut - the kind that fits a dynohub (i.e. much too big for non-dyno). If anyone wants it, they are welcome to it. PM me.

It was kind of hard to find as most seem to be the...
03-25-12, 02:20 PM
Replies: 51,175
Views: 6,637,830
Posted By rookgirl

http://london.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-bikes-road-...

http://london.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-bikes-road-Bianchi-Campione-del-Mondo-Road-Bike-W0QQAdIdZ366064067


Bianchi Campione del Mondo Road Bike $395


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03-21-12, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,748
Posted By rookgirl

Have an eggplant parm sandwich at the Orange Peel...

Have an eggplant parm sandwich at the Orange Peel Cafe for me. And a huge cookie at Java's.
03-21-12, 05:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,748
Posted By rookgirl

I'm no help on the bike, but I did grad school in...

I'm no help on the bike, but I did grad school in Rochester and met my now husband there. I miss it too!
03-21-12, 06:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,634
Posted By rookgirl

OMG, what a gorgeous bike!

OMG, what a gorgeous bike!
03-20-12, 02:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 646
Posted By rookgirl

When it comes to saddles, there can be TMI. For...

When it comes to saddles, there can be TMI. For realz. LOL
03-20-12, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 646
Posted By rookgirl

This is way too much information.

This is way too much information.
03-18-12, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By rookgirl

wow. brown!! I'd never have thought of it! ...

wow. brown!! I'd never have thought of it!

Are these fyxtation tires any good? Puncture resistant? This'll be a daily commuter.
03-18-12, 06:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By rookgirl

Also - what colour cable housing??

Also - what colour cable housing??
03-18-12, 06:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By rookgirl

Wow. I've never seen the brown Delta Cruisers...

Wow. I've never seen the brown Delta Cruisers either. That sounds nice!
03-17-12, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By rookgirl

What colour and which tires on this?

So, I've decided to re-build this bike:
http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/leilakelleher/042-1.jpg

Randyjawa is being really great (answering all my stupid questions) and is supplying me...
03-13-12, 05:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,843
Posted By rookgirl

Actually I have no idea what happened! I suppose...

Actually I have no idea what happened! I suppose it must have been a cable. I went and fiddled a bit. The right brake cable was a bit loose - it's loose in the guides/tie thingies. I thought it might...
03-13-12, 04:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,843
Posted By rookgirl

Hmmm....the situation just righted itself as...

Hmmm....the situation just righted itself as quickly as it happened!

Sorry for the moronic post. My friend had asked if I would sell it to her and I'd agreed and she was on her way to ride...
03-13-12, 12:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,843
Posted By rookgirl

nothin preceeding this. Just today. Bike was...

nothin preceeding this. Just today. Bike was perfect the last time I rode it! What about overinflated tires?
03-13-12, 11:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,843
Posted By rookgirl

OMG. I am a moron.

OMG. I am a moron.
03-13-12, 11:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,843
Posted By rookgirl

Don't think it would be headset - it was totally...

Don't think it would be headset - it was totally overhauled/rebuilt in the summer. Gonna have to have a good look at it.
03-13-12, 11:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,843
Posted By rookgirl

Bike must be a Democrat and is voicing its...

Bike must be a Democrat and is voicing its opinion. I'll check the brake cable. Where
is the turning mechanism (or is this a joke that I am just not getting?)
03-13-12, 10:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,843
Posted By rookgirl

Handlebars swinging to one side?

I just took one of my 3 speeds out for a spin and it has developed a strange thing - it pulls really hard to one side, as though there is a heavy basket on the bars (there isn't). This isn't a matter...
03-11-12, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By rookgirl

I have one just like this (though in better...

I have one just like this (though in better condition) on my Raleigh Superbe. It's my most comfortable saddle. Not worth anything though.
03-08-12, 08:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 755
Posted By rookgirl

I'm with devinfan. My Bianchi is similar vintage...

I'm with devinfan. My Bianchi is similar vintage but lower end components. Same colour scheme though and it lots quite hot with celeste bartape.
03-08-12, 08:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,821
Posted By rookgirl

What about Chrome or Mission Workshop shoes...

What about Chrome or Mission Workshop shoes (currently produced)?
02-26-12, 08:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,712
Posted By rookgirl

Does it have the chain hanger nub on the inside...

Does it have the chain hanger nub on the inside of the chainstay? I think all 80s ones should have that.

Also, my rear dropouts look a bit different - there is an adjuster thing (don't know what...
02-26-12, 07:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 784
Posted By rookgirl

I'm going to go and see it...but I'm not sure...

I'm going to go and see it...but I'm not sure about that RD. The frame's way too big for me and my husband likes his Miele a lot, so I doubt we will have a use for the frame. Any locals interested in...
02-25-12, 07:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,712
Posted By rookgirl

It really depends where you are. I found this one...

It really depends where you are. I found this one in northern ontario.
02-25-12, 02:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 784
Posted By rookgirl

or puncutation!

or puncutation!
02-25-12, 01:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,712
Posted By rookgirl

Depends on the level of Bianchi. Mine was $50....

Depends on the level of Bianchi. Mine was $50. $350 for a mid 80s Bianchi is about right for a low to mid range one in my market.
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