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08-12-22, 02:00 PM
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Posted By AJI125

So glad you posted this. Been meaning to make it...

So glad you posted this. Been meaning to make it down there for a ride around GoG, now I have extra motivation to do it! Looks as amazing as I could imagine it being.
08-09-22, 02:50 PM
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Posted By AJI125

Nothing in particular notable about the route...

Nothing in particular notable about the route through Chatfield State Park, as it's one of my two normal weekday routes, nice ride on the comfy Fuji. But I thought the both the sun/clouds and pair of...
07-28-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By AJI125

So for a standardish triple as you note (if you...

So for a standardish triple as you note (if you go with similar rings), I've used a Shimano CX-70 (10 speed chain/crank setup, 10 speed Campy left shifter), Shimano FD-5503 triple front (9 speed...
07-26-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By AJI125

Can you post the chainring sizes on the triple?...

Can you post the chainring sizes on the triple? Can impact recommendations a little- a half step + granny (i.e. 48-44-30) might not work great with a triple cage for instance. Usually triples have...
07-23-22, 01:45 PM
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Posted By AJI125

Very cool! We live in Highlands Ranch which...

Very cool! We live in Highlands Ranch which wouldíve been all ranching land back then too, now 100,000 people. Tiny Town is still up there, my wife took our kids a few weeks back. Thatís a hard ride...
07-22-22, 10:19 AM
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Posted By AJI125

Quick 31.5 / 2,300' up Deer Creek Canyon this...

Quick 31.5 / 2,300' up Deer Creek Canyon this morning on the LeMond, was tired so spun the 30-30 quite a bit near the upper part. Blessed as usual to have such rides right out my front door with only...
07-14-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By AJI125

Thanks, I owe the color selection to your work!...

Thanks, I owe the color selection to your work! Although there were several just about the same shade. I really do like it as it stands too. Just would go down a different path next time. Live and...
07-14-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By AJI125

Didn't find a post paint picture but thought for...

Didn't find a post paint picture but thought for sure I took some. Had a kind of honeycomb effect, that I understand to be caused by spraying on too thick, even when I tried sanding down, the voids...
07-14-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By AJI125

1990 Bianchi Giro (Re)Build

My 1990 Bianchi Giro hit the road and neighborhood MUP for the first time in several years. A cautionary tale of what not to do unless you like spending unnecessary money!

Picked up a Bianchi in...
06-13-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,336
Posted By AJI125

Oh goodness, I also copied your seafoam green on...

Oh goodness, I also copied your seafoam green on my SLX Bianchi. Wonder if my next bike will be one in your stable too (you donít have a 1972 Fuji too do you?).

Iíd recommend the 650B conversion...
06-12-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,336
Posted By AJI125

I donít think I ever did a thread. It is 650x38b....

I donít think I ever did a thread. It is 650x38b. Fork is Soma Champs Elysses, which is fine but probably more stout than necessary. Matching rack from Soma, puts the rack high above the fender so a...
06-12-22, 05:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,336
Posted By AJI125

Iíll play along. 1999 LeMond Buenos Aires....

Iíll play along. 1999 LeMond Buenos Aires. (Welded) steel (853) but older style paneling. Ignore the early Ď00s 10sÖ

...
06-09-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 986
Posted By AJI125

Don't forget about the gugie zero bike concept....

Don't forget about the gugie zero bike concept. Got any family or old friends out in Cali that could stash you an almost read to ride bike in a garage, basement, or shed?
06-08-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2,535
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Posted By AJI125

Benefit of a supported ride was a photographer!...

Benefit of a supported ride was a photographer! https://www.bikeforums.net/22531812-post18938.html

I typically ride solo so don't really have other photos on a bike. Note to self, don't look...
06-07-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By AJI125

Nice looking frame! Had read this a while ago for...

Nice looking frame! Had read this a while ago for any interested folks: https://on-the-drops.blogspot.com/2016/12/the-peugeot-px-10du-vitus-979.html
06-05-22, 03:54 PM
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Posted By AJI125

Adieu Elephant Rock

My longest ride today at a little over 100 miles with 5500í elevation. Apparently the last year for the Elephant Rock ride, was a fun day though, and overcast almost the whole time staying cooler....
06-02-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By AJI125

Half step perfection right there (with like a...

Half step perfection right there (with like a 50-45) - if I didn't have an identical cog'd freewheel sitting around for some future half step build I'd buy it!
If I can get the notification to work...
06-01-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 953
Posted By AJI125

What a looker! I must be a sucker for the box...

What a looker! I must be a sucker for the box lining, it just looks so elegant!
06-01-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 280
Posted By AJI125

Sent a PM

Sent a PM
05-27-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5,389
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Posted By AJI125

CLOSED ISO BikeRibbon Celeste (or maybe blue or white)

Edit: ordered two each of three colors from the manufacturer website for $72 total since the best celeste deal I found was $40 total for a single. May have a roll or two of white, blue, and/or...
05-24-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By AJI125

Funny that I posted a link and now just...

Funny that I posted a link and now just remembered: I think I have a Shimano one in good shape, but no mounting bolt. PM me if it's of interest and I'll confirm it's where I think it is and snap some...
05-24-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By AJI125

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-sales/1...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-sales/1250297-fs-nos-shimano-downtube-double-cable-stop-barcons-etc.html

That may still be available, check with hazetguy
05-11-22, 08:21 AM
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Posted By AJI125

A typical 22 that I like to ride in the mornings...

A typical 22 that I like to ride in the mornings when possible, enjoying the Fuji ride more and more. Got a few things to do before a 100mi (supported) ride in about 3 weeks. Started out chilly, had...
05-06-22, 09:09 AM
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Posted By AJI125

Always nice to get back on the bike after a...

Always nice to get back on the bike after a hiatus! Hope you continue to improve and make a full recovery.
05-06-22, 08:38 AM
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Posted By AJI125

Daniels Park and the Buffalo

Got to see the Daniels Park buffalo this morning for 22mi and 1400' (Edit: on the Fuji in it's "golden" 50th year). I remembered that I don't love this route on school days on the return... lots of...
05-02-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 522
Posted By AJI125

I have one of these and if I remember correctly...

I have one of these and if I remember correctly it gave me a good chainline on my circa 1990 Athena crank. I plan to be building up the Bianchi again in the near future and will try to remember to...
04-30-22, 05:49 PM
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Posted By AJI125

Nice Afternoon up Deer Creek Canyon

Longest ride since dealing with a pinched nerve in my neck at the end of last summer. 33+ with 2500í up (and down of course!). Out and back from home up the easy side of Deer Creek Canyon. Fun test...
04-20-22, 11:09 AM
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Posted By AJI125

Unintentional dropper post

Lesson learned 1 - check those nuts and bolts
Lesson learned 2 - make sure your multi tool has all the fittings you need

12mm wrench needed but the multi tool only went to 10mm. When I fixed it...
04-18-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,928
Posted By AJI125

What do the VO skewers and hub locknuts look...

What do the VO skewers and hub locknuts look like? A lot of newer options have smooth faces, while older ones were rough (knurled the right word?) and had more "bite" for this situation. I bumped a...
04-18-22, 02:55 PM
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Posted By AJI125

Hello from Dry Colorado

All these awesome rides inspired me to get out there. It's been dry and windy here in the front range region of Colorado. Red flag fire danger alerts almost daily. Hope we can get some rain soon!
...
04-05-22, 04:31 PM
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Posted By AJI125

That sounds like something special to me. Glad...

That sounds like something special to me. Glad you're back in the saddle! Sending some good vibes for a continued recovery.
04-05-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 12,680
Posted By AJI125

A thing has been done

Andy_K Your Bianchi now has a fraternal twin in Sea Foam Green.

I was so excited to get these pictures I had to post here before I even laid eyes on the frame. Hoping to pick up later this week....
03-29-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By AJI125

Might well be your post I saw here a couple years...

Might well be your post I saw here a couple years back on this method! I did my Trek tube by tube then, using a small 2x4 frame, but decided to graduate to the big leagues full frame for this one!
03-28-22, 03:03 PM
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Posted By AJI125

Looks like it'll work, thanks! PM'd

Looks like it'll work, thanks! PM'd
03-28-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By AJI125

Nothing gets past your eye, I guess you've done...

Nothing gets past your eye, I guess you've done this once or twice?

At the risk of outing my lazy stay filing (removing sharp edges only), here's the spacer and R clips for the front. I decided to...
03-28-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By AJI125

Just took some quick measurements (love working...

Just took some quick measurements (love working from home):
Seat Tube: 58 cm ctt (have my saddle set right around 75 cm for reference)
Top Tube: 54-54.5 cm c/c
Head Tube: 15.8 cm

The stem I'm...
03-28-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By AJI125

Thanks! This place provides plenty of inspiration...

Thanks! This place provides plenty of inspiration (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1226610-best-fender-line-awards.html) - it took some time but I tried to be patient, and I should've...
03-28-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By AJI125

Love the ride so far (thanks again for sending it...

Love the ride so far (thanks again for sending it my way)! Didn't hammer today so not sure on "planing". But nice and smooth with the Hetres.

Still figuring out fit (with the short top tube and...
03-28-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By AJI125

Build

On to the overall build details. I wanted to go with 1970s style (better if parts were available in 1972) if not fully confirmed (some date codes are early 80s). Final bar tape will go on when I get...
03-28-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By AJI125

Wheels

For the wheels, once I decided on 650B, I went with Grand Bois Papillon Rims, 36h. They look good with the build I think, but are not vintage of course. The hubs are Sunshine Pro-Am, courtesy of Mad...
03-28-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By AJI125

1972 Fuji The Finest

My version of a build thread. I'm not too verbose, and I don't take a ton of pictures. Some of the events were chronicled in other threads, links within the text. Here's how it sits today:...
03-28-22, 08:34 AM
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Views: 2,483,862
Posted By AJI125

Been a while since a nice early morning ride (my...

Been a while since a nice early morning ride (my favorite). Love the colors in the sky pre-sunrise. My usual route over to Chatfield State Park, lucky that this picture location is about 5.5 miles...
03-27-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5,389
Views: 568,785
Posted By AJI125

ISO DiaCompe 500G brake quick release daruma bolt and nut

Update: Looks like this will be yet another "found" ISO item! Should be all set

Met some resistance then snap, oops!...
03-27-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 964
Views: 312,544
Posted By AJI125

If youíre asking about mine, as noted above (...

If youíre asking about mine, as noted above ( bear_a_bug ), Velo Orange Zeppelins. Other bike looks like the same too. I threw on an extra fender stay for the front end as it was more wobbly than I...
03-26-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 964
Views: 312,544
Posted By AJI125

Thanks Dave. But youíre mostly just excited itís...

Thanks Dave. But youíre mostly just excited itís half step gearing I bet (whether consciously or subconsciously Iím not sure)! 53-49-36 though, what am I thinking with all these hills around here!
...
03-25-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 964
Views: 312,544
Posted By AJI125

1972 Fuji The Finest

Will do a build thread eventually as it has a story to tell. Test ride today to check out brakes/shifting etc. Ultimately need to decide whether to keep the short stem with the shorter top tube and...
03-14-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5,389
Views: 568,785
Posted By AJI125

RJ and swampyankee2 - I should have a 26.4 SR...

RJ and swampyankee2 - I should have a 26.4 SR Laprade also gathering dust. PM me this coming weekend and Iíll check (away from my stuff until then).
02-23-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By AJI125

The half-step king strikes again!

The half-step king strikes again!
02-23-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By AJI125

Maybe the deal of the day, hard to find the...

Maybe the deal of the day, hard to find the skewers for that!
02-22-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By AJI125

Whoa! Gotta add these to the list of vintage look...

Whoa! Gotta add these to the list of vintage look leather shoes, very cool. If the buyer's foot doesn't fit send me a PM, I usually wear a 46 and would be interested!
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