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12-23-10, 11:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By russian fighter

Very cool indeed. Nice ride. Suggestions for...

Very cool indeed. Nice ride. Suggestions for other bikes like this? I know of early Stumpjumpers.
12-23-10, 11:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By russian fighter

Thanks for the reply. Do you have a pic? The...

Thanks for the reply. Do you have a pic? The long stays and relaxed geometry, the room for really fat tires, and ideally the lugs--what bikes in the 80's (or, ideally now) had that? Not a cruiser,...
12-23-10, 10:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By russian fighter

Looking to build an homage to Retrovelo Classic Paul

I've been very inspired to build up a bike as an homage to the Retrovelo Paul: http://www.retrovelo.de/paul78speed.html

I realize these are inspired by early 80's mountain bikes. The flat crown...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-10, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15,530
Views: 11,893,726
Posted By russian fighter

Here's my recently built up 62cm Cross Check. I...

Here's my recently built up 62cm Cross Check. I like it, but the bike is much smaller than I thought before I built it. Seems more like a 60cm. I like to ride in a traditional posture--bars...
10-10-07, 02:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,405
Posted By russian fighter

[QUOTE=Blue Order;4289626]In 1984, the Fuji...

[QUOTE=Blue Order;4289626]In 1984, the Fuji Series IV was double-butted cromoly in the main tubes, while the Fuji Series V was double-butted cromoly in all tubes. It's unclear from the comparison...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-07, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,660
Posted By russian fighter

I use planetbike's new 29er fenders on my Karate...

I use planetbike's new 29er fenders on my Karate Monkey set up just as yours (v-brakes, big apples). they work great. I had to find some new v-brakes to fit over the tires and fenders--tektro makes...
08-10-07, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,076
Posted By russian fighter

Thanks for the replies. I'd like a true...

Thanks for the replies. I'd like a true replacement fork rather than a random replacement (those AEBike forks are good deals, though). I'll measure the steerer and see what I need. After getting...
08-09-07, 11:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,076
Posted By russian fighter

Univega Gran Turismo replacement fork question

I just received my Univega Gran Turismo from an ebay seller. The fork was badly damaged in transit to a point that it's not repairable. The rest of the bike is fine. Having never had to find a...
07-27-07, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,201
Posted By russian fighter

Photos would help, I know. Unfortunately I don't...

Photos would help, I know. Unfortunately I don't have any right now. Chainline is perfect (I think)--it runs straight from the crank to the rear cog. That's why I thought having a longer bottom...
07-27-07, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,201
Posted By russian fighter

Surly Karate Monkey chainring/frame spacing

I have a Surly Karate Monkey running a 42 tooth single speed crank. The bike was set up by my LBS (Boulevard Bikes in Chicago--great shop). There is just about zero space between the chain ring...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-07, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,671
Posted By russian fighter

Bam! That's what I want. Thanks for the tip.

Bam! That's what I want. Thanks for the tip.
Forum: Commuting
07-08-07, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,671
Posted By russian fighter

THanks for the replies. I guess powder coating...

THanks for the replies. I guess powder coating is the way to go. Seems like there's a market for some black Nitto stuff now.
Forum: Commuting
07-06-07, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,671
Posted By russian fighter

black Nitto Albatross-like handlebar?

Can anyone recommend a black Nitto Albatross-like handlebar? I've seen the On One Mary bars but I'd like something with a larger sweep back. Thanks in advance.
Forum: Commuting
06-27-07, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,274
Posted By russian fighter

I ride a Surly Karate Monkey with Schwalbe Big...

I ride a Surly Karate Monkey with Schwalbe Big Apple tires and it's the perfect commuter---not slow, can go over anything, steel frameset, not terribly expensive. Mine is a single speed, I use...
06-23-07, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By russian fighter

Thanks DanPT--that's what I'm looking for. I...

Thanks DanPT--that's what I'm looking for. I hope the 110 is long enough because those 120mm ones look cheapy--and are priced accordingly:)
06-23-07, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By russian fighter

And they're cheap. Unfortunately, I don't know...

And they're cheap. Unfortunately, I don't know if "long-arm" is long enough. Paul brakes seem to have the right fit, but even they don't mention brake arm lenght. I don't know why that measurement...
06-23-07, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By russian fighter

Thank you.

Thank you.
06-23-07, 12:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 298
Posted By russian fighter

Long(er) armed v-brake?

I've got a Surly Karate Monkey running 29inch Schwalbe Big Apple tires w/Avid Single Digit v-brakes. I recently purchased the new Planet Bike 29inch fenders. Surly designed the KM's rear brake mounts...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-07, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By russian fighter

Thanks for the suggestion.

Thanks for the suggestion.
Forum: Commuting
06-23-07, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By russian fighter

Long(er) armed v-brake?

I've got a Surly Karate Monkey running 29inch Schwalbe Big Apple tires w/Avid Single Digit v-brakes. I recently purchased the new Planet Bike 29inch fenders. Surly designed the KM's rear brake mounts...
06-23-07, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By russian fighter

Long(er) armed v-brake?

I've got a Surly Karate Monkey running 29inch Schwalbe Big Apple tires w/Avid Single Digit v-brakes. I recently purchased the new Planet Bike 29inch fenders. Surly designed the KM's rear brake...
05-24-07, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,138
Posted By russian fighter

Thanks for the information. Very helpful. Seems...

Thanks for the information. Very helpful. Seems like they're fundamentally different bikes. I do love my 610, and weight is no concern to me.

EDIT: JunkYard--the components on my 610 need a...
05-23-07, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,138
Posted By russian fighter

Thank you. Do these photos help in determining...

Thank you. Do these photos help in determining the model year of the 610?

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/219/511396161_cdff8b90ce_o.jpg...
05-23-07, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,138
Posted By russian fighter

Miyata 610 v. 1000

I've got a 610 and love it. I know the 1000 is a legend. Are there differences between the frames (geometry, steel type, etc.) or does it just come down to differences between the types of...
05-15-07, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Posted By russian fighter

Any recs on beefy roadster bikes from the 70/80's...

Any recs on beefy roadster bikes from the 70/80's that would serve the purpose?

EDIT--I'm thinking Pashley (stiff, beefy, relaxed).
05-14-07, 04:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Posted By russian fighter

Hmm. Thanks. So then what's behind the somewhat...

Hmm. Thanks. So then what's behind the somewhat well disseminated view that 531 in large frame sizes is noodly and not really appropriate for larger gents?
05-14-07, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Posted By russian fighter

Thanks for the tip. I think 531 won't be robust...

Thanks for the tip. I think 531 won't be robust enough for me/my intended use. That's a sweet looking bike, though.
05-14-07, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Posted By russian fighter

English porter/3 speed bike build frame recommendations?

I was wondering if folks could throw out some recommendations for a bike build I'd like to undertake.

A few details first:

1. I'm a clyde--6'3", 230. So I'll need some beefy steel.
2. I'd...
04-19-07, 04:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,355
Posted By russian fighter

Yes, it's on ebay and I think you are both...

Yes, it's on ebay and I think you are both right---the seller must have just looked at the fork. And it's got to be high tensile, not tension. I appreciate the help. I'm trying to figure out if...
04-19-07, 04:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,355
Posted By russian fighter

Univega 1024 "High Tension" frame question--T Mar?

Anyone have any insight into whether a Univega mid/early 80's frame made w/ High Tension 1024 steel is considered of equal quality to the nice Miyatas?

EDIT: The model is Gran Turismo, which I...
Forum: Commuting
03-06-07, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,308
Posted By russian fighter

Yeah, I tried that and it's really snug--but in a...

Yeah, I tried that and it's really snug--but in a pinch it would work. I'd rather avoid those kind of fits, plus the Deore are cheap.
Forum: Commuting
03-06-07, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,308
Posted By russian fighter

Sweet.

Sweet.
Forum: Commuting
03-06-07, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,308
Posted By russian fighter

Thanks. I now see the Shimano Deore longer...

Thanks. I now see the Shimano Deore longer reach. I'll measure to see if that will fit. Any other long arm v-brakes out there?
Forum: Commuting
03-06-07, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,308
Posted By russian fighter

I'm not sure I understand your question--they fit...

I'm not sure I understand your question--they fit by runnig across the wheel as v-brakes do, and they're really snug w/out fenders. But because the tires are so big the space in b/w the v-brake...
Forum: Commuting
03-06-07, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,308
Posted By russian fighter

Long-reach V-brake recommendations for a 29er

Can anyone recommend a long-reach v-brake for 29er tires? I've got a Surly Karate Monkey 29er w/Schwalbe Big Apple's and I've got "standard reach" v-brakes on it right now. They fit but they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-07, 09:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,582
Posted By russian fighter

Get A Grip Cycles just opened what they call "the...

Get A Grip Cycles just opened what they call "the Midwest's first fitting studio" on Fulton in the West Loop/River West area. I see it on my commute home. It opened over the weekend, I believe. ...
02-08-07, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 103,136
Posted By russian fighter

--Specialized Expedition --Miyata 1000 ...

--Specialized Expedition
--Miyata 1000
--Univega Gran Turismo
--Raleigh Sprite


all in 34 to 34.5 inch standover height.
02-04-07, 02:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,444
Posted By russian fighter

This is nowhere w/in your budget, but might give...

This is nowhere w/in your budget, but might give you an idea about an mtb + xtracycle setup.

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=147976&page=5

Scroll to the very bottom for the image. Bad...
Forum: Touring
02-03-07, 02:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 946
Posted By russian fighter

Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Touring
02-01-07, 06:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 946
Posted By russian fighter

Thanks--sorry for sounding snippy. Having a bad...

Thanks--sorry for sounding snippy. Having a bad day here at my desk...

Do I have data to back this up? Nope. Is it all conjecture? Yep. Is it wrong? Maybe or maybe not. Is a trailer better...
Forum: Touring
02-01-07, 05:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 946
Posted By russian fighter

Well, just to clarify, I was looking not for what...

Well, just to clarify, I was looking not for what each of the thousands of members prefer but WHY they prefer it, specifically looking at the performance characteristics of each method which hasn't...
01-31-07, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By russian fighter

Thanks all.

Thanks all.
Forum: Touring
01-31-07, 10:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 946
Posted By russian fighter

Thanks all.

Thanks all.
Forum: Touring
01-30-07, 10:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 946
Posted By russian fighter

Thanks. I understand it's a matter of...

Thanks. I understand it's a matter of preference, I guess I'm trying to understand why one would prefer bags to trailers. To my uninformed mind it seems like trailers are less effecient given how...
01-30-07, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,153
Posted By russian fighter

Also check out the Specialized website--they've...

Also check out the Specialized website--they've got a new offering of a replica 84 stumpjumper that's pretty sweet, if not cheap.
Forum: Touring
01-30-07, 08:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 946
Posted By russian fighter

physics lesson

I've searched around and seen some nice back and forth on trailers vs. panniers/racks for carrying gear. The consensus as I can determine it: to each their own.

I'm in the process of selecting...
01-30-07, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By russian fighter

29er fork suggestions

I've got an 06 Surly Karate Monkey set up w/the rigid stock fork and 29er wheels. I'm looking for a nice rigid fork to do basic city commuting and occassionaly run trails. I'm only looking because...
Forum: Touring
01-28-07, 12:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,727
Posted By russian fighter

Nice bike. I'm curious why you chose what...

Nice bike. I'm curious why you chose what appears to be a very small frame size for your height--given the seat and steerer tube lengths.
Forum: Commuting
01-23-07, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By russian fighter

Thanks T/T and xB.

Thanks T/T and xB.
Forum: Commuting
01-23-07, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By russian fighter

29er fender recs?

I've got a Karate Monkey w/Scwalbe Big Apples and v-brakes and was wondering if anyone had recommendations for fenders--manufactured or other. Thanks!
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