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06-25-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Posted By Soody

Beautiful bike. I like to just trim a wine cork...

Beautiful bike. I like to just trim a wine cork for missing stem caps

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06-22-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 1,898
Posted By Soody

bridge past the hydro scheme to get to the hot...

bridge past the hydro scheme to get to the hot pools in Tokaanu

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06-22-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 1,898
Posted By Soody

couple swing bridges in my 18 km loop along the...

couple swing bridges in my 18 km loop along the Tongariro river

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06-15-22, 12:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 588
Posted By Soody

That's a nice bike for sure. Imo the most...

That's a nice bike for sure.
Imo the most important things are the size is right for you, and you like the paint.
I think it's a really nice color. I'd be less into restoring it, and more into...
06-15-22, 12:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 588
Posted By Soody

no picture of the whole bike?

no picture of the whole bike?
06-14-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By Soody

The ideal piece of hardware, a recessed nut with...

The ideal piece of hardware, a recessed nut with a thread on the back of it doesn't exist as far as i know. You could make one by welding a bolt to the back of a recessed nut. Then tighten the...
06-14-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,504
Posted By Soody

sweet bike btw i like the blue tape

sweet bike btw
i like the blue tape
06-11-22, 05:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,768
Posted By Soody

picked up a new project today ...

picked up a new project today

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06-06-22, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By Soody

lets see pics

lets see pics
06-06-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 668
Posted By Soody

It's quite a lot of work converting because you...

It's quite a lot of work converting because you probably should re-space the axle and re-dish the wheel to get a straight chainline
It's not quite as nice imo but a cassette wheel is much easier to...
06-06-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 684
Posted By Soody

Kool stop eagles as mentioned are amazing and...

Kool stop eagles as mentioned are amazing and worth it, but the other thing you can do is run the brake pads along a file or sand block to get to fresh rubber (easy to feel with a fingernail, and...
06-06-22, 08:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 684
Posted By Soody

It's traditional to set up a rear brake with a...

It's traditional to set up a rear brake with a longer straddle cable (less mechanical advantage), and shimano stock link wire lengths reflect this.
(my) Reasoning is less mechanical advantage...
06-04-22, 09:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,768
Posted By Soody

night run for okonomoyaki and beers ...

night run for okonomoyaki and beers

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06-03-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 761
Posted By Soody

nearly finished, it rides really nice. got some...

nearly finished, it rides really nice.
got some 180mm grips from a scooter shop
...
06-01-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 819
Posted By Soody

browsing here i am desensitized to amazing bikes...

browsing here i am desensitized to amazing bikes but that one wow that is SO nice :thumb:
05-26-22, 11:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 263
Posted By Soody

those colors/graphics look -awesome-

those colors/graphics look -awesome-
05-26-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 761
Posted By Soody

I have the suntour/pederson 'self energizing''...

I have the suntour/pederson 'self energizing'' cantis.
grip area is 180mm so tape or long scooter grips, iunno, or what color, suggestions?
Tires are original panaracer marked 'national tyre co',...
05-25-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By Soody

You just need two 2.5mm spacers, preferably...

You just need two 2.5mm spacers, preferably metal.
Only 1 if the NDS cup isn't flanged.

It's the same size as cassette spacers.
05-23-22, 12:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 761
Posted By Soody

Suntour XC Pro

From an Avanti mtb

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05-19-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,954
Posted By Soody

not a great photo but... bike is finished for...

not a great photo but...
bike is finished for now
back on the road

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thanks...
05-17-22, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By Soody

I have 44/28 on my marin. It's as you plan, a...

I have 44/28 on my marin. It's as you plan, a triple with the middle ring deleted, and shorter chainring bolts. It shifts really well. I only did it though, because the middle ring was worn. I would...
05-15-22, 05:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 774
Posted By Soody

You don't need derailer capacity If the rd...

You don't need derailer capacity
If the rd doesn't have enough, the cage will drag on the chain in small/small
if the fd doesn't have enough, the chain will drag on the bottom plate of the fd in...
05-12-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 372
Posted By Soody

yes with the pentagram crank

yes with the pentagram crank
05-03-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,268
Posted By Soody

stem is a fit item what's gonna look good is...

stem is a fit item
what's gonna look good is you riding it
personally I don't like riding that much bar drop so i'd pick the ugly one with more rise
05-03-22, 01:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,167
Posted By Soody

clearance with centerpulls and 700c wheels is...

clearance with centerpulls and 700c wheels is good
i have suntour xc pro and deore dx groups to choose between
...
05-02-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 139,324
Posted By Soody

I ride this a lot ...

I ride this a lot

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05-01-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,073
Posted By Soody

atleast its light

atleast its light
05-01-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 457
Posted By Soody

I agree in the bin. It's one of the last things...

I agree in the bin. It's one of the last things you want failing. Even if it's safe it's just not pleasant having that worry in the back of your mind.

That being said you can cut a piece of...
04-26-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By Soody

agree with the posters above if you don't...

agree with the posters above
if you don't already have em, $$ tires, which imo is a bigger upgrade than fancy wheels. GP5k or Corsas or something.
the other thing you could do is just get a...
04-16-22, 11:24 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 5,843
Posted By Soody

"Investment opportunity" They want you to...

"Investment opportunity"

They want you to buy it all, and then drip-feed it back to them pawn shop style.
04-09-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,322
Posted By Soody

Looking gorgeous btw

Looking gorgeous btw
04-09-22, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By Soody

Yes 111mm is the correct length for a triple. If...

Yes 111mm is the correct length for a triple. If you need another the 111mm centaur is currently in production.
Your left ergo is micro ratcheting right? It probably will work with a double mech...
04-08-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By Soody

You're overthinking this. If it's not...

You're overthinking this. If it's not demonstrably worn out, it's fine.
I wouldn't recommend you lube the cable through there either. Lube in that place will very very quickly turn into gunk
04-06-22, 11:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,954
Posted By Soody

Progress Stripped it and got some sort of...

Progress
Stripped it and got some sort of french parts lined up:
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04-01-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,167
Posted By Soody

Barnfind Shogun

Just jumped on this for $20

The listing says:
1982 Shogun road bike with Shimano 600 gear has been stored in the back of the barn for 30 years. 24" frame. Some surface rust. Great project for an...
03-23-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,146
Posted By Soody

I have used sheldons method a few times and find...

I have used sheldons method a few times and find it works quite well
essentially you bolt a big bolt on the cup and tighten it until the cup loosens. Can work in either direction. ...
03-22-22, 10:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By Soody

8spd campagnolo ergos would work though the...

8spd campagnolo ergos would work
though the nice record/chorus ones are expensive and generally they're very beat up and needing new hoods and overhaul, or, extremely expensive

But they do index...
03-20-22, 02:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By Soody

Please cease and desist all posts in this thread....

Please cease and desist all posts in this thread. Or else.
03-14-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By Soody

yeah it's awesome. Photos don't do it justice....

yeah it's awesome. Photos don't do it justice. Can't wait to do it up nice and ride it. It's practically NOS.
26" wheels. Original panaracer tyres, branded 'national tyre co' are somehow not badly...
03-14-22, 02:44 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,356
Posted By Soody

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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possibly
03-13-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By Soody

I also got this one a while ago barely ever...

I also got this one a while ago
barely ever ridden
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03-13-22, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By Soody

Avanti NZ

Avanti is one of the major NZ brands. They made and rebranded a lot of nice cromo bikes in the 80s/90s. They still exist today, and have bikes that are raced at top levels, but are now owned by...
03-07-22, 02:57 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,954
Posted By Soody

I always found even clearly low end Peugeots...

I always found even clearly low end Peugeots quite charming. Nice graphics and iunno. This seems better than that though. ...
03-07-22, 02:50 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,954
Posted By Soody

Peugeot! ?

Someone bought me this lovely french bike to fix up today.
It won't be a proper restoration, or period correct, budget will not be that high, but i want it to look good, and ride good.

I need...
03-02-22, 02:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,078
Posted By Soody

The last steel bike to win the TDF had Oria...

The last steel bike to win the TDF had Oria tubing
Miguel Indurain: ...
03-01-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,211
Posted By Soody

crank arm dust caps are totally useless and...

crank arm dust caps are totally useless and unnecessary
02-22-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,636
Posted By Soody

This is why I only deal with aliexpress sellers

This is why I only deal with aliexpress sellers
02-22-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By Soody

Also, if you like the bike and the group is in...

Also, if you like the bike and the group is in good nic, I would look out for some clincher vento/zonda/shamal deep dishes. They hum along beautifully and look very cool. Might be $$, but the 8spd...
02-03-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 796
Posted By Soody

love that rear brake pulley :thumb:

love that rear brake pulley :thumb:
02-01-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,549
Posted By Soody

"Ok honey, i'll sell it"

"Ok honey, i'll sell it"
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