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02-02-21, 10:28 AM
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Posted By dunrobin

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Changed the front fork to a rigid.. Changed the drivetrain to a 1x10....
10-31-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 921
Posted By dunrobin

There was one documented case of a trek bike...

There was one documented case of a trek bike front fork failure where the rider succumbed to his injuries.
09-07-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,023
Posted By dunrobin

Damn, that's museum quality. Beautiful bike.

Damn, that's museum quality. Beautiful bike.
09-04-20, 04:22 PM
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Views: 319
Posted By dunrobin

1990 MBK Super Rekord 753

I've had this for a while now but haven't ridden it much in the last couple of years because it needed a new headset. Just popped in a campy record and some new carbon pedals.. Forgot how incredible...
08-28-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 662
Posted By dunrobin

My neighbor has that exact Bianchi model with a...

My neighbor has that exact Bianchi model with a rolls saddle he purchased new back in the day... He was mentioning selling it for 300 cdn.. I pumped up its tires and after he took it for a spin he...
08-27-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,973
Posted By dunrobin

I'm resonably sure the frame started out as a...

I'm resonably sure the frame started out as a giro.. Had some damage done to it, and was 'fixed' by some hack at High park cycles in Toronto with whatever steel tubes they had lurking in their crap...
08-27-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,973
Posted By dunrobin

The only number I could find, which was on the...

The only number I could find, which was on the bottom bracket, was the number 60
08-27-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By dunrobin

Saying goodbye to an old friend

In 1990 after having a new Miele road bike and ritchey mtb stolen I bought this bike new from a cycle path in Toronto. It was nothing special, some exage gears and a ubrake in the back. I had many...
08-27-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,973
Posted By dunrobin

Thanks TMar... I thought it was a mut of some...

Thanks TMar... I thought it was a mut of some kind... The discrepancies were obvious.. The fork and bottom bracket didn't match the rest of the frame. It's still a light frame and will probably be a...
08-26-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,973
Posted By dunrobin

I doubt anything you can get would subplant that...

I doubt anything you can get would subplant that incredible strawberry you had built.. It is a beauty.
08-26-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,973
Posted By dunrobin

Originally I had questioned the frames quality...

Originally I had questioned the frames quality because the fork appears be slx, helical ridges, and the frame weight would appear to be sl, while having questionable finishing touches. There might...
08-26-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,973
Posted By dunrobin

No their not the kind that can accept an insert. ...

No their not the kind that can accept an insert. They are just big enough for cables and they are indented on the appropriate side for cable flow. I know this can accelerate failure but its cheap...
08-26-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,973
Posted By dunrobin

Thanks all. It's my size, 52 by an aggressive...

Thanks all. It's my size, 52 by an aggressive 54. It just seems kinda odd... Some nice features and some not so nice lugs and brake cable drilled holes. I'm gonna build it up with some campy 10...
08-26-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,973
Posted By dunrobin

Battaglin Los Angeles 1984..what is it?

I picked up a couple of inexpensive road frames recently.. One a fake pinarello that looks like a nice aelle frame with intact pinarello decals... And this battaglin.
I assumed the battaglin was...
08-17-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 264
Posted By dunrobin

Gardin signature series

I picked up a Gardin 5 years ago..
It's gone through a few iterations but just setup with a Chrome gardin fork and a nitto stem. Rest of the build is campy 10 speed stuff with a Centaur carbon...
08-08-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 934
Posted By dunrobin

I was going to change the brake levers as well...

I was going to change the brake levers as well but the one thing I don't have left in my stash is grip shift grips.. The brakes do work well regardless but the levers do pull back more than on my...
08-07-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 934
Posted By dunrobin

Thanks all.. I'm sure she'll like it.. Prices of...

Thanks all.. I'm sure she'll like it.. Prices of bikes in Toronto have gone stupid this year with coronavirus. I gave her a bell and a water bottle cage as well from the stash..I'll have the...
08-07-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 934
Posted By dunrobin

Trek Multitrack 720

A neighbor mentioned her sister was looking for a bike, because I'm that guy, and another neighbor mentioned she wanted to get ride of a bike... So here we are.
It's a very good condition trek 720...
08-02-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By dunrobin

He can get a narrow wide chainring and an 11-40 9...

He can get a narrow wide chainring and an 11-40 9 speed cassette at amazon fairly inexpensively. No chainkeeper required and rear derailleur should be fine for that range. 104bcd should be the...
07-26-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 985
Posted By dunrobin

Aside from the frame everything was...

Aside from the frame everything was cheap/inexpensive.. Garage sale and cheap clearance items that seem to mesh well. Tires were under $20, syncros stem was 10..avid brakes and calipers were less...
07-26-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 985
Posted By dunrobin

It is... But with age it's become rigid. At...

It is... But with age it's become rigid. At 1.1kg and a $5 garage sale purchase its up for this task...
07-26-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 985
Posted By dunrobin

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07-25-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 985
Posted By dunrobin

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Finished it up with sram x0 9 speed gripshifters/derailleur and avid...
07-22-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 985
Posted By dunrobin

In Etobicoke..closest I get to your part usually...

In Etobicoke..closest I get to your part usually is the odd weekend I ride up to Ontario place. Covid has me working nights to take care of my kids during the day.
07-22-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 985
Posted By dunrobin

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Fork fit without fuss.. Debadged and acetone.. Wax and polish next. ...
07-22-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 985
Posted By dunrobin

I like what you did with yours.. Maybe later, but...

I like what you did with yours.. Maybe later, but for now I'm just going the mtb way. Found a replacement mtb fork in my stash so I think I'm good to go for a nice, but inexpensive rebuild.
07-21-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 985
Posted By dunrobin

You're right.. I didn't notice any bulges on the...

You're right.. I didn't notice any bulges on the frame and if just the fork is garbage that's ok...
07-21-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 985
Posted By dunrobin

Rocky Mountain Equipe.. What to make of it?

I picked up a Rocky Mountain Equipe bike for the frame.. It was relatively cheap and there is likely nothing original left other than the rear cantilever. The front fork/wheel is a drum that sort of...
07-12-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By dunrobin

Thanks.. I've decided to give it to a family...

Thanks..
I've decided to give it to a family member.. I just took my old Concorde out and, well, my other bikes are just a bit better... ...
07-12-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By dunrobin

Miele reborn.. Now what?

So I bought a Miele frame almost 2 years ago to fill a hole from a bike stolen 30 years ago. At the time I overbuilt it with a bunch of plastic bits and a woundup fork. It was a dissapointment......
07-05-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By dunrobin

Thanks as always TMar..

Thanks as always TMar..
07-05-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By dunrobin

My son is about 5 feet tall.. The arm length is...

My son is about 5 feet tall.. The arm length is 170mm which is a bit long.. The wheels are 26 as opposed to the 24 it came with.. I have some Shimano 165 I might swap out for but I wanted a...
07-05-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,243
Posted By dunrobin

Just my observations: My best riders are late...

Just my observations:
My best riders are late 80s early 90s steel from Concorde, Centurion, MBK and Lemond. Any bike made from Columbus sl, slx, tange prestige, Reynolds 531, 653, 753, and 853 will...
07-05-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By dunrobin

I'd like to claim I knew what I was doing.....

I'd like to claim I knew what I was doing.. Fortunately my ignorance allows for mods that shouldn't be. That and I have admired, and learned, from many on this forum. C&V is my favourite despite...
07-05-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By dunrobin

Thanks.. Better from far but still a successful...

Thanks.. Better from far but still a successful fun riding build.
07-05-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By dunrobin

Bianchi junior celeste

I built up a couple of bikes for my oldest this year. This was one I just didn't want to do because of all the mods to make it work.
Originally came with some 24 inch tubular and seized up old...
07-05-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By dunrobin

Bianchi Mixte

Wife's Bianchi Mixte
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Picked up this frame 5 years ago for $30 and...
06-13-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,755
Posted By dunrobin

Agreed on newer wheels, 130bcd, with 8 or higher...

Agreed on newer wheels, 130bcd, with 8 or higher cassette. Your non indexed shifters will work fine, and the shifting with ramped cassettes will be much smoother.
What kind of wheels depends on...
06-01-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,892
Posted By dunrobin

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Sold this Venge Expert because I had built up a canyon ultimate evo...
04-19-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3,441
Views: 808,592
Posted By dunrobin

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An MBK super record made with 753. Wonder if it was contracted out...
04-14-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 761
Posted By dunrobin

I had the same problem with a used chorus...

I had the same problem with a used chorus derailleur I picked up with a full drive train set that otherwise looked mint. I took apart the cage and used 2 large adjustable wrenchs to straighten it...
04-12-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,605
Posted By dunrobin

Beautiful bike. Very nice find and a great deal...

Beautiful bike. Very nice find and a great deal at 250cdn. I'm in Toronto so I'm familiar with the brand...but I doubt most have heard of the small scale builder in Quebec.
04-11-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 746
Views: 175,918
Posted By dunrobin

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Late 90s Raleigh tomac ti setup upright, relegated to street cruising...
04-11-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,397
Posted By dunrobin

I wish I could do to my Aquila what you've done...

I wish I could do to my Aquila what you've done to yours but it's just not economically feasible here. Yours is just phenomenal now... They do have an exceptional ride. ...
04-07-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 11,140
Posted By dunrobin

I live in Toronto... There are no really big...

I live in Toronto... There are no really big hills here...it's not because I'm an excellent cyclist...
04-07-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 11,140
Posted By dunrobin

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52*11-32 red cassette.. Only used the 32 once... And no weight...
04-07-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 15,179
Posted By dunrobin

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90's MBK (motobecane) 753 with funky lugs modernized with campy 10...
04-01-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 15,179
Posted By dunrobin

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A Concorde Aquila I had given my brother but given back when I gave...
12-15-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,605
Posted By dunrobin

The modern bikes were top shelf....the cars are...

The modern bikes were top shelf....the cars are unobtanium...the vintage collection, in comparison, is reasonable...beautiful, functional works of art that would put a smile on most...glad they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,659
Posted By dunrobin

I like it. I met someone who had chosen a...

I like it. I met someone who had chosen a similar build also based on a zydeco, but overbuilt with xtr and hunt wheels. He was very happy with the setup...so much so I've been contemplating...
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