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Forum: Commuting
08-27-18, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,448
Posted By vorpalchortle

Thanks so much for all the replies. I also...

Thanks so much for all the replies.
I also spoke with mechanics at my local bike shop and was told just about the same - don't mix and match.

And today I found this potentially helpful (although...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-18, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,448
Posted By vorpalchortle

Update: Just learned from Velo Orange that my...

Update:
Just learned from Velo Orange that my current inverse brake levers will NOT fit into 22.2mm handlebars.
Forum: Commuting
08-25-18, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,448
Posted By vorpalchortle

Shimano Nexus 8 advice

Hello,
I'm curious about installing a Nexus 8 internal hub on my commuter, but have some questions about shifters.
Currently I have a 10-speed Tiagra setup with Dura Ace down tube shifters indexed...
Forum: Commuting
04-07-16, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,499
Posted By vorpalchortle

Thanks for the clarification, and reminder for me...

Thanks for the clarification, and reminder for me to recheck my bar size!
I was mistaken. I need 23.8 shifters and cannot confirm that those Microshift thumbs will fit.
Whats's more confusing is...
Forum: Commuting
04-07-16, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,499
Posted By vorpalchortle

Thanks for the input, Tom. So would these MTB...

Thanks for the input, Tom.
So would these MTB shifters not go over the end of the bars at all? Or just not around the curve of your potruer bars?
The ones I'm looking at are described as Road with...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-16, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,499
Posted By vorpalchortle

Thanks so much for the replies. I think I...

Thanks so much for the replies.

I think I may try out the MicroShift Thumbies, those seem like a good option for me, classic and minimal.
Glad to confirm that these will be compatible.

And to...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-16, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,499
Posted By vorpalchortle

Shimano STI conversion options

Hello,

I'm looking for some shifter compatibility advice.
I really do not care for the drop bars with integrated STI brake-shifters that originally came with one of my bikes and am looking into...
11-10-14, 02:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 930
Posted By vorpalchortle

Albina et la Bicyclette by Jacques Faizant

Curious to know if anyone has read this book, more so if there is an English version available.
Albina et la bicyclette ;: Albina roule en tete ; Oublie-moi Mandoline (OEuvres romanesques) (French...
08-24-11, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,491
Posted By vorpalchortle

Nice makeover, mateophx. And thanks again,...

Nice makeover, mateophx.
And thanks again, Bianchigirll.

I had to look up the difference in materials on Sheldon Brown's glossary (yep... noob), but in all honestly I am not sure that I would be...
08-23-11, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,491
Posted By vorpalchortle

Thanks so much for the replies, Bianchigirll and...

Thanks so much for the replies, Bianchigirll and jrhii.

Here's a link to some images of the bike:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/vorpalchortle/sets/72157627379327617/

The sticker on the seat...
08-23-11, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,491
Posted By vorpalchortle

Bianchi Strada LX "1986-87 Campione Del Monde" research

Hi there, I originally posted this under the "commuting" forum and think that's why I may not have had any replies.
So here goes again:

"Seeking advice on 700 to 650b conversion

Hello.
...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-11, 02:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 379
Posted By vorpalchortle

Seeking advice on 700 to 650b conversion

Hello.
Noob here. I'm currently contemplating converting my 1886-87 Campione Del Monde Bianchi Strada LX from it's 700 wheels to a 650B. I've done a lot of research and taken measurements and all...
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