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05-28-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,619
Posted By Scottybigs

Not looking to buy another, John - one Sekine is...

Not looking to buy another, John - one Sekine is enough for me for now!
05-28-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,619
Posted By Scottybigs

Seconded on the Sekine - I've been commuting on...

Seconded on the Sekine - I've been commuting on that same frame for the last 3 years, it's great. Originally came with 27 1-1/4 wheels, so if you run 700c with it you can clear 35c tires + fenders.
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01-22-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,459
Posted By Scottybigs

Just curious - was this frame originally built...

Just curious - was this frame originally built around 27" wheels, and converted to 700c? Looks like the Dia Compe's work well for the spacing (and look great).
11-15-18, 02:04 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 135,706
Posted By Scottybigs

Thanks! I've already got the 32H Pacenti Brevet...

Thanks! I've already got the 32H Pacenti Brevet rims, but am going to start looking for hubs. I'd like to try and find a pair of vintage Ultegra 9-speed hubs on the C+V sales, to semi-sync with the...
11-14-18, 11:07 AM
Replies: 592
Views: 135,706
Posted By Scottybigs

Keeping this thread alive. I road an...

Keeping this thread alive. I road an almost-century (145 km...really should have done donuts in the parking lot or something) last week, and feel like my Schwinn Voyageur SP is in that near-perfect...
11-13-18, 02:09 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,427
Posted By Scottybigs

For C&V, my '83 Schwinn Voyageur SP gets the most...

For C&V, my '83 Schwinn Voyageur SP gets the most kilometers. This bike keeps getting better, and this winter I'll be building a Pacenti Brevet/105 wheelset for it, which will shed almost a pound of...
07-10-18, 09:34 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 77,469
Posted By Scottybigs

Fixed group rides are the exact reason for such a...

Fixed group rides are the exact reason for such a steep gear ratio - I'm running 50x16. When I moved to Toronto I started riding with the allfixedgear crew (on Instagram), and had to drop 3 teeth in...
07-08-18, 07:19 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 77,469
Posted By Scottybigs

Haven't posted my Wabi in a while. Recent mods...

Haven't posted my Wabi in a while. Recent mods include a Fairweather (Nitto) stem, Surly stainless steel chainring, and swapping out the Brooks Swift for an old Avocet with titanium rails. Riding...
07-06-18, 08:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,528
Posted By Scottybigs

As others have noted, the Deore canti's you have...

As others have noted, the Deore canti's you have now are excellent (if tuned properly, but that's the case for all brakes). My partner rides an '89 Trek 520 with the same brakes. It's critical to...
06-07-18, 08:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,844
Posted By Scottybigs

Bingo.

Bingo.
06-06-18, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 671,065
Posted By Scottybigs

'83 Schwinn Voyageur SP, getting lots of use this...

'83 Schwinn Voyageur SP, getting lots of use this seasonhttps://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0703_6ef673a32e04eebc721d2e02e46492a435752d92.jpg
05-27-18, 08:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,822
Posted By Scottybigs

Run a search on 90's/early 2000's KHS Flite's...

Run a search on 90's/early 2000's KHS Flite's (800 I think?). There's an Ultegra equipped 853 Flite that popped up on Toronto Kijiji, so options in NYC may exist.
05-23-18, 06:27 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 29,836
Posted By Scottybigs

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Back in the winter. Colder, darker times.
05-06-18, 07:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,439
Posted By Scottybigs

I typically don't react to buying new black tires...

I typically don't react to buying new black tires with "can't wait to get those shiny fresh tires on my bike", as I would tan-wall tires. Yea they get dirty, but when they're clean, they're great.
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05-05-18, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,030
Posted By Scottybigs

A pic of the finished Univega would be nice....

A pic of the finished Univega would be nice. Regarding tire clearance, there was a recent thread on here (I think about a winter fixed gear frame) that lots of folks chimed in with frame options. Top...
05-02-18, 11:21 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 77,469
Posted By Scottybigs

By jove, he did it. Welcome to the rest of your...

By jove, he did it. Welcome to the rest of your life - you've arrived.
05-02-18, 09:12 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 14,729
Posted By Scottybigs

I was running Clement Strada (60TPI) 700 x 28's...

I was running Clement Strada (60TPI) 700 x 28's for about 2 years. Ok tires for the price, no complaints but no compliments either.

Switched to Compass 28c's standard casing, and yes there is...
04-13-18, 08:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 583
Posted By Scottybigs

Excellent, excellent find. Brass wire brush the...

Excellent, excellent find. Brass wire brush the surface rust, clear coat touch up the exposed metal spots, frame saver/rust check the inside, and you're all set.
04-09-18, 03:18 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 77,469
Posted By Scottybigs

+points for matching bottle cages. Nice...

+points for matching bottle cages. Nice conversion! My only recommendation would be to use half a wine cork between your rear fender and the chainstay bridge to improve your fender line.
04-05-18, 09:08 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 77,469
Posted By Scottybigs

Omniums and a Reynolds 520 steel frame - can't go...

Omniums and a Reynolds 520 steel frame - can't go wrong with that. Agreed re: access to Kilo TT's for Canadians. Flite's are the next best thing (if not equivalent...?)
04-05-18, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,033
Posted By Scottybigs

Depends on the frame/bike you've got - "old 6...

Depends on the frame/bike you've got - "old 6 speed roadie" could be a great bike...or not. More pics/details would help us help you!
04-05-18, 12:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,279
Posted By Scottybigs

^TMar nailed it before I could even review...

^TMar nailed it before I could even review vintage catalogs. You'll sleep better at night knowing that the stays and fork on the Fuji aren't hi tensile.

If you can find a mid-80's era Deore or...
04-04-18, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,810
Posted By Scottybigs

Great news, and great bikes - thanks!

Great news, and great bikes - thanks!
04-02-18, 08:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,810
Posted By Scottybigs

Just because this resurfaced - can you confirm...

Just because this resurfaced - can you confirm that the rear derailleur can shift 9/10 speed? Hoping to not have to replace mine when I cold set my rear triangle to 130mm and add more sprockets in...
03-31-18, 12:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,425
Posted By Scottybigs

...yeaaaa, putting "compass tires" and "rolling...

...yeaaaa, putting "compass tires" and "rolling resistance" in the same sentence effectively ignores the point of Jan Heine's existence.

If you want a comfortable, fast tire with decent puncture...
03-30-18, 07:22 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 16,188
Posted By Scottybigs

My other fixed gear is a randonneur. ...

My other fixed gear is a randonneur.

https://s31.postimg.org/vutaubysr/IMG_0498.jpg (https://postimg.org/image/o22n2cstj/)
03-25-18, 04:15 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,014
Posted By Scottybigs

Still just barely above freezing in Toronto, but...

Still just barely above freezing in Toronto, but the late day sun is kinda warm. Gave me an excuse to test riding with my Lezyne road pump mounted beneath the downtube to the 3rd water bottle braze...
03-25-18, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By Scottybigs

Jeez, wish my shakedown test rides lasted for 5...

Jeez, wish my shakedown test rides lasted for 5 months in Jamaica.

Now that I know your annual "leave of bike hunting absence" randyjawa, I ought to brave the treacherous winter drive up to...
03-25-18, 09:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,002
Posted By Scottybigs

I went out of my way and bought a bruised pair of...

I went out of my way and bought a bruised pair of Shimano 600 aero levers to match my groupset for $40. Rode them for a season, didn't find them all that great, then swapped out to more modern Cane...
03-25-18, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5,526
Views: 444,148
Posted By Scottybigs

Fairweather Seat Bag and MKS Lambda pedals from...

Fairweather Seat Bag and MKS Lambda pedals from Blue Lug, Tokyo. Happy to report that the pedals offer great support for large feet. When riding in boots, I had the unique sensation of riding on the...
03-23-18, 09:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,529
Posted By Scottybigs

This. And compatibility (friction DT) with...

This. And compatibility (friction DT) with hodge-podge drivetrain setups. And simplicity. DT's do for shifting what fixed gear does for...fixed gearing.

I think a big variable for people's...
03-22-18, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 72,878
Posted By Scottybigs

I think I'd go a little nuts trying to zero my...

I think I'd go a little nuts trying to zero my chainline to <1mm difference, especially knowing that my precision even when measuring with digital callipers is adequate at best. I usually get my...
03-20-18, 08:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,342
Posted By Scottybigs

Is there no return policy that would allow you to...

Is there no return policy that would allow you to send the frame back (like withing 60 days etc.)? Or is it cancelled out because you got custom paint?

Yea you could take the frame to a competent...
03-19-18, 03:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,767
Posted By Scottybigs

I was in the same boat (57cm frame, 8cm stem, 73...

I was in the same boat (57cm frame, 8cm stem, 73 x 73 degree), but admittedly a 57cm frame felt a little small. I ordered a 58cm Special, and not only does the frame fit better, but I'm running a 9cm...
03-19-18, 03:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,342
Posted By Scottybigs

re: Paint overspray, are you sure it's not the ED...

re: Paint overspray, are you sure it's not the ED coating that they add inside the frame? The coating looks like a thin black powder coat, but shouldn't be enough to mess with the BB threads.
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03-19-18, 11:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,731
Posted By Scottybigs

*whistle, somebody else better buy this fast. I...

*whistle, somebody else better buy this fast. I would if I didn't just buy the Schwinn version of this frame last winter ('83 Voyageur SP, made by Panasonic). They're virtually identical, minus the...
03-08-18, 04:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,559
Posted By Scottybigs

:lol:

:lol:
03-08-18, 10:57 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,342
Posted By Scottybigs

The folks at Victoire in France would build you a...

The folks at Victoire in France would build you a very expensive frame for suuuurre: https://www.victoire-cycles.com/en/our-bikes/the-range/victoire-virage.html
...
03-01-18, 07:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,819
Posted By Scottybigs

Nice - I was actually chatting with a coworker...

Nice - I was actually chatting with a coworker today about this topic. He just got a custom made Stinner frameset after riding carbon for the last few years, and he says there's no going back. I...
03-01-18, 05:03 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 9,702
Posted By Scottybigs

"Champagne" and brown. ...

"Champagne" and brown.

https://s18.postimg.org/50v4brndl/IMG_0059.jpg (https://postimg.org/image/j7av6zy8l/)
02-28-18, 09:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,341
Posted By Scottybigs

Checkout Velomine's H+Son TB14 wheelbuild options...

Checkout Velomine's H+Son TB14 wheelbuild options that they have. You could go super bling and get the ones with White Industries hubs, or go practical and get the Formula versions. Either way, TB14...
02-14-18, 12:37 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,362
Posted By Scottybigs

My Sekine year 'round daily rider. Currently...

My Sekine year 'round daily rider. Currently commuting 22 km a day across the city each day. Only the frame is stock, the rest is a hodge podge. Rear wheel is a SRAM Automatix 2-speed coaster brake...
02-10-18, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 72,878
Posted By Scottybigs

Ya, the 600EX arms stick out just a wee bit more....

Ya, the 600EX arms stick out just a wee bit more. Mind you, you could run a 110mm BB instead? Also comparing our photos, it appears that the Wabi chainstays taper inwards more.

The Wabi drive...
02-08-18, 09:40 PM
Replies: 4,617
Views: 470,794
Posted By Scottybigs

Bike Recyclery's inventory is growing these days....

Bike Recyclery's inventory is growing these days. That headset is a steal!
02-08-18, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 72,878
Posted By Scottybigs

Totally support the Wabi route, I had zero...

Totally support the Wabi route, I had zero regrets porting the parts off my Soma Rush onto a Wabi Special two years ago.

If it helps, I had the same concern about a month ago when swapping...
02-08-18, 10:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,707
Posted By Scottybigs

I was about to rip on the new decals that they've...

I was about to rip on the new decals that they've been using, but then I read in the description that "decals are optional". So if you want to keep it clean with no branding, that's an option.
02-08-18, 09:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,707
Posted By Scottybigs

Wabi just launched their new bike, which comes...

Wabi just launched their new bike, which comes with rack + fender mounts, wide tire clearance, and great geometry for commuting. Reynolds 725 is A+ steel tubing as well (although the frame isn't...
02-07-18, 10:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,941
Posted By Scottybigs

Mostly true in the case of my '83 Schwinn...

Mostly true in the case of my '83 Schwinn Voyageur SP, made by Panasonic. Rear dropouts and chainstays are chromed, along with the complete front fork. Unfortunately, the rest of the frame isn't, but...
02-06-18, 08:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,758
Posted By Scottybigs

Umm, I guess Wabi just answered the call: ...

Umm, I guess Wabi just answered the call:

https://s18.postimg.org/fa75ui1ft/Wabi_Thunder_1024x1024.jpg (https://postimg.org/image/c3cmavgzp/)
02-05-18, 07:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,615
Posted By Scottybigs

Since we're building a database that I wish I'd...

Since we're building a database that I wish I'd seen years ago:

1983 Schwinn Voyageur SP, frame is full Tange #2 and the 58cm is 6.4 lbs

Came stock with 27 1-1/4 wheels, but converted to 700c...
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