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Posted By fuji86

SS/FG is a 2010 Vilano. It's been ridden up to a...

SS/FG is a 2010 Vilano. It's been ridden up to a metric century and that's flat FL (USA) as SS. Upgrades in the last year, orange platform pedals & the comp white WTB Thickslick tires. somewhat...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-18, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By fuji86

The LBS where I live carries Bianchi for road...

The LBS where I live carries Bianchi for road bikes, Salsa for the gravel & MTB style riding as their primary brands. They started to carry the Masi brand and from what I've seen of the road machines...
07-06-18, 03:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 20,396
Posted By fuji86

Satisfied with RockBros pedals. I bought these....

Satisfied with RockBros pedals. I bought these. They are larger platform pedals, I'll see how they perform on the trails....
05-26-18, 11:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,343
Posted By fuji86

Love the white bike, I think if I ever rattle can...

Love the white bike, I think if I ever rattle can mine, it'll be battleship gray.
05-26-18, 10:57 PM
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Posted By fuji86

2010 Vilano, this one just turned 8 years old,...

2010 Vilano, this one just turned 8 years old, it's original except for a $ 10 Dicta 16T freewheel repair that the original freewheel was damaged when initially installed. I guess I was one of the...
04-29-18, 10:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,256
Posted By fuji86

With upgrades as indicated from prior...

With upgrades as indicated from prior post.https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1440x814/allegro_2018_04_8f9c6c4e2e0524bdc9857de4714e56d7c406f8b7.jpg
04-29-18, 10:00 PM
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Views: 13,256
Posted By fuji86

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

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x543/fuji_1_70dd02f0139814bf187443a19de0294044ddc348.jpg
My 1986 Fuji Allegro.
Upgrades since this photo:
Freewheel: OEM was a 14-30T...
04-27-18, 11:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,660
Posted By fuji86

I was thinking as long as the cables were...

I was thinking as long as the cables were tensioned for immediate near zero travel grab and the pads adjusted to proximity of actually engaging the rim, that the lever would be about the same minimal...
04-27-18, 10:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,140
Posted By fuji86

Remove the tires from both rims, measure it like...

Remove the tires from both rims, measure it like you did a child growing up, pencil & yardstick style ? If the rims are labeled, a 27" is 630mm diameter.
04-27-18, 10:48 PM
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Posted By fuji86

Thanks for the responses.

Thanks for the responses.
04-27-18, 10:47 AM
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Views: 2,660
Posted By fuji86

Single vs Dual Pivot Rim Brakes

Preface: I have a vintage road bike with single pivot Dia Compe 500NS brake system. My assumption is that the handlebar levers to the calipers are a matched brake groupset ? That is the Dia Compe...
04-27-18, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,578
Posted By fuji86

I still have that 1986 Allegro, rode a metric...

I still have that 1986 Allegro, rode a metric century yesterday on it after finally having to replace the wheelset after 30+ years. The original rims are 27x1 1/8 and all I could find for a new 27"...
04-27-18, 12:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,886
Posted By fuji86

Just got up after reading your post to look at...

Just got up after reading your post to look at the brake calipers on my SS/FG, they are dual pivots. And the bike I have is more a mid-level Fuji from 1986, but you're right on the brakes that are...
04-26-18, 06:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,886
Posted By fuji86

SkyDog75, for some reason though the compression...

SkyDog75, for some reason though the compression of the spring and lever operation just feels like I need more force on the lever handles than what was required for the wider rims. I feel better now...
04-25-18, 11:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,886
Posted By fuji86

Well, everything went together well, except for...

Well, everything went together well, except for the brakes. The narrower, new wheel set and I had to loosen the cable, squeeze the side pull calipers with the brake pads to the rim and then tighten...
04-25-18, 09:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,628
Posted By fuji86

Another option in 27x1 is a Weinmann LP-18...

Another option in 27x1 is a Weinmann LP-18 wheelset. Come with DT Swiss 2.0 14 gauge spokes 36 hole and Origin8 RD2100 5-6-7 spd sealed hubs spacing 126 mm. I was concerned that the new wheelset...
04-24-18, 10:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,886
Posted By fuji86

I thought about the valve stem thing and drilling...

I thought about the valve stem thing and drilling out the valve hole on a new wheelset might weaken the rims, so I'll spend the extra cash and do it properly with the presta valve tubes. Some rims...
04-24-18, 07:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,886
Posted By fuji86

Glad I found this thread, I appreciate seeing the...

Glad I found this thread, I appreciate seeing the specs for the Weinmann LP-18: internal width = 13.6 mm, external width = 19 mm. The sticker says they're ETRTO 630-14.

I'll be running a pair of...
04-16-18, 11:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,053
Posted By fuji86

That's where I am with the 13T on the downhill as...

That's where I am with the 13T on the downhill as well. Legs run out of resistance, another 8 or 9 GI, 52x12T vs 52x13T is a couple/few more mph from pedaling alone and your legs won't feel like...
04-11-18, 03:22 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,666
Posted By fuji86

After making the switch from 26x2.10 knobby to...

After making the switch from 26x2.10 knobby to 26x1.75 Touring, there was really only about 3 things that I noticed different. First & most obvious, the touring tires are quieter at speed. Second,...
04-07-18, 09:37 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,666
Posted By fuji86

Just a couple of suggestions you may want to...

Just a couple of suggestions you may want to consider ? I went with 26x1.75 Continental Tour Rides for tires, might try to find an even narrower tire next time. The shock fork, that could be replaced...
04-07-18, 09:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,718
Posted By fuji86

Since I converted my 1997 Fuji MX-200 to be a...

Since I converted my 1997 Fuji MX-200 to be a touring asphalt/gravel/beach/dirt/trail. It came with Duro 26x2.10 knobbies. The new tires and I've found them to be a fine all around tire on all...
04-07-18, 07:56 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 20,863
Posted By fuji86

Well, the 1986 Fuji Allegro made it another year,...

Well, the 1986 Fuji Allegro made it another year, so did the 1997 Fuji MX-200 & 2010 Vilano SS/FG. Upgrades, the Allegro went from a Suntour 14-30T 6 spd freewheel to a 13-21T 6 spd. The MX-200, went...
04-07-18, 07:33 PM
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Posted By fuji86

Couldn't have been that bad, someone climbed 3...

Couldn't have been that bad, someone climbed 3 floors to steal it.
08-06-17, 06:42 PM
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Posted By fuji86

Vintage SunTour Groupset Information

Two versions of the aRX GT, a short cage 4300 & long cage 4500. There are documents for both that give more information from SunTour catalogs. I have the 4500, 1986 Fuji Allegro with a 14-30 Perfect...
05-24-16, 08:35 PM
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Posted By fuji86

I finally bought a new bike, 2015 Bianchi Kuma...

I finally bought a new bike, 2015 Bianchi Kuma 27.5. After riding suspension on the trails, I decided the 1997 Fuji MX200 was an asphalt, hard sand beach and greenway bike going forward. On a...
05-24-16, 08:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,779
Posted By fuji86

Like you, I have a 20 year old ATB/MTB. Upgraded...

Like you, I have a 20 year old ATB/MTB. Upgraded the saddle with an Origin8 AirS for $ 20. Nothing wrong with the OEM Fuji saddle it came with, just wanted to make the old bike look a little more...
05-17-16, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 673
Posted By fuji86

Might it be a tapered head tube ? some go as...

Might it be a tapered head tube ? some go as large as 1 1/2 ?

tapered steerer in non taper headtube? Singletrack Forum...
05-15-16, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,139
Posted By fuji86

I lucked into a 2015 Bianchi Kuma 27.2 for $ 550...

I lucked into a 2015 Bianchi Kuma 27.2 for $ 550 (msrp $799), depending upon your interpretation of "luck" ? Closer to $ 600 after taxes. Not disappointed in it, but it is an entry level...
05-15-16, 07:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 957
Posted By fuji86

CL ad says medium. 2012 Fuji Tahoe 29 inch...

CL ad says medium.

2012 Fuji Tahoe 29 inch wheels and hydraulic discs
This bike has been ridden on the trails but well taken care of and not abused.
Medium
05-07-16, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,000
Posted By fuji86

I missed the part of the 1 1/8 threadless from...

I missed the part of the 1 1/8 threadless from your original post link. I measured my Fuji earlier today, thinking I could upgrade to a 1" threadless steerer tubed suspension fork. My axle-crown...
05-06-16, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,000
Posted By fuji86

My 1997 Fuji MX200 looks like a perfect match, 1"...

My 1997 Fuji MX200 looks like a perfect match, 1" steerer with quill stem ?
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05-06-16, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By fuji86

I just bought a 2015 leftover Kuma 27.2, pretty...

I just bought a 2015 leftover Kuma 27.2, pretty nice bike for an entry level front suspension hardtail.

Bianchi Kuma 27.2 8 Speed- 2015 Mountain Bike...
05-01-16, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,237
Posted By fuji86

I'd leave that one as is, maybe upgrade the seat...

I'd leave that one as is, maybe upgrade the seat to a modern road bike aero seat ?
05-01-16, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,778
Posted By fuji86

And the rim brake kills the idea of 700x35c or...

And the rim brake kills the idea of 700x35c or larger with the Vilano frame. Disc brakes and then it's the rest of the frame that limits the possibilities. Better to just buy a gravel bike.

A...
04-30-16, 10:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,386
Posted By fuji86

46:16 gently eased from a dead stop isn't hard on...

46:16 gently eased from a dead stop isn't hard on your legs unless you are riding into a headwind and/or uphill. It's all how you accelerate and warm up. I'll take a light spin around the...
04-29-16, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,778
Posted By fuji86

My rim brakes might be a limiting factor too on...

My rim brakes might be a limiting factor too on tire size. I have to research those. A rule of thumb that I read on line, 1.4-2.0 times what the rim width is. 7/8 inch and the tire could be as wide...
04-29-16, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,778
Posted By fuji86

Nice bikes guys. I spec'ed out the Fuji Tread 1.0...

Nice bikes guys. I spec'ed out the Fuji Tread 1.0 LE, Rim width is 22 mm for Oval 327's and I figure if they went with the 35 mm tires that might be all it can handle ? But is it the rim width or the...
04-29-16, 10:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,022
Posted By fuji86

No, you can go to a Midas muffler shop or any...

No, you can go to a Midas muffler shop or any place in the industrial section of town and they'll probably do it for a reasonable fee ? Would it cost what a new frame or used one runs even off ebay ?...
04-28-16, 10:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,017
Posted By fuji86

I accepted the fact that a 32.5 lb 1997 Fuji...

I accepted the fact that a 32.5 lb 1997 Fuji MX-200 was going to always be heavy. I replaced the standard Fuji 1997 mid-size seat with an Origin8 Air-S for $ 20 delivered. Made it look lighter and...
04-28-16, 09:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,022
Posted By fuji86

All you would need to do with these is cut the...

All you would need to do with these is cut the original dropouts and find a welder to attach these. Paint the new dropouts.

Custom Fixie Track Ends Track Dropouts Campagnolo Style Frame Build Sale...
04-28-16, 07:53 PM
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Posted By fuji86

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04-28-16, 07:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,022
Posted By fuji86

I probably would've measured the area, went to a...

I probably would've measured the area, went to a hardware store and gotten a plate of steel to be welded on the flat inner part of the drop out and fabricated a track end for it ? Would've been a...
04-28-16, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,778
Posted By fuji86

SS/FG Gravel Racer

Anyone consider converting their SS/FG to a SS/FG Gravel/Greenway trail bike ? Moved from Miami late March 2016. The 2010 Vilano SS/FG I have is ideal for that city/urban riding. New relocation is...
04-28-16, 06:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,122
Posted By fuji86

46/16, 700x25c (76.2 gi), climbed this bridge...

46/16, 700x25c (76.2 gi), climbed this bridge without leaving the seat. Didn't even make a run at it either.

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Edit: No toe clip pedals too.
04-28-16, 01:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,358
Posted By fuji86

I rode my SS/FG on a FL greenway the other day....

I rode my SS/FG on a FL greenway the other day. It has 46/16 gearing on 700x25 tires. Handled it fine except where the dirt was softer and tree roots came into play. I figure with 700x35 to 700x40...
07-05-13, 11:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By fuji86

Yeah, what happened with that bike is why I went...

Yeah, what happened with that bike is why I went with a Vilano for $ 250 back in 2010. Only I ride mine still. Gotta rank as one of the best purchases I've ever made for a bike. LOL, nobody will...
Forum: Commuting
04-14-13, 01:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 22,955
Posted By fuji86

With Ross, Marshalls, TJMaxx and other stores,...

With Ross, Marshalls, TJMaxx and other stores, compression shirts like Nike & Under Armor are easy to be had at a fraction f the price you would pay elsewhere. And Layer8, I'll give them a thumb's up...
10-12-12, 11:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 569
Posted By fuji86

Sincere Bike Thief

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/bike-thief-leaves-handwritten-apology-note-plus-10-221835712--abc-news-topstories.html

At least the thief gave the guy $ 10 for his troubles to report his...
09-17-12, 03:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,901
Posted By fuji86

Gear inches is a formula, has to do with front...

Gear inches is a formula, has to do with front tooth, rear tooth count and wheel diameter. So with a 26 inch mtb, vs a 700c FG/SS, the tooth count will have to be different to get exactly the same GI...
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