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06-26-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 641
Posted By tendency

Wow nice vintage Serotta steel - those were...

Wow nice vintage Serotta steel - those were really sweet rides. Too small for me or I'd definitely be tempted.
06-20-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,505
Posted By tendency

Yes, you are nuts.

Yes, you are nuts.
06-14-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,459
Posted By tendency

Exactly my point - I ride 10,000 miles a year and...

Exactly my point - I ride 10,000 miles a year and replace my chain 1-2 times. Sure, of course, if you're only riding a 'few' miles/year you'll keep your chain alot longer, but, by the same token,...
06-13-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,459
Posted By tendency

This entire topic is ALMOST a moot point .. I...

This entire topic is ALMOST a moot point .. I mean c'mon everyone is replacing their chain 1-2 times/season anyhow right? No need to make so much fuss IMO.
06-10-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,639
Posted By tendency

Contact Paul Brodie: fussyframebuilder@gmail.com...

Contact Paul Brodie: fussyframebuilder@gmail.com - he's a genius with bicycle and metal fabrication and may - if you're lucky - help you out (though he is retired). Good luck!
06-10-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,639
Posted By tendency

Please, someone, tell me: why a triple crank on a...

Please, someone, tell me: why a triple crank on a sleek racing machine? c'mon just take the 52 off and run, say, 42-30 or so. Blasphemy! :D
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By tendency

Thanks guys I'll keep looking - it did seem steep...

Thanks guys I'll keep looking - it did seem steep given past sales of similar.
06-08-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 69,687
Views: 11,323,240
Posted By tendency

Supposed mid 70s Cinelli Super Corsa for $1700? ...

Supposed mid 70s Cinelli Super Corsa for $1700? hmmm .. something doesnt smell right here? https://www.ebay.com/itm/165341753197?hash=item267f22ef6d:g:q7UAAOSw98ViDp7K
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By tendency

Tommasini Super Prestige on ebay - fair price?

Can some Italian bike experts take a look at: https://www.ebay.com/itm/185446660794?hash=item2b2d7b7aba:g:dqkAAOSwybRilSZo i've been looking for a 63cm Tommasini Super Prestige..does this look like...
06-08-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,323
Posted By tendency

How do you go about finding these bikes on yahoo...

How do you go about finding these bikes on yahoo japan? Seems everything is in Japanese.. (as one would expect :))
Replies: 17
Views: 632
Posted By tendency

If you want absolute top dollar I'd put in on...

If you want absolute top dollar I'd put in on ebay - but then you'll have to ship.
06-08-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,639
Posted By tendency

Ah - we're kinda in the same boat. I've been...

Ah - we're kinda in the same boat. I've been looking for a 63cm for some time - just missed out on one a few months ago :notamused:
06-08-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,639
Posted By tendency

Uhhhh - right here? ...

Uhhhh - right here? https://www.ebay.com/itm/225015774025?hash=item3463fc3b49:g:yvYAAOSwyCNimmi~
06-08-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,639
Posted By tendency

Speak of the devil:...

Speak of the devil: https://www.ebay.com/itm/225015774025?hash=item3463fc3b49:g:yvYAAOSwyCNimmi~
06-08-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 69,687
Views: 11,323,240
Posted By tendency

Shoot - wish that were my size. I believe that's...

Shoot - wish that were my size. I believe that's one of the Biachi's built by Miyata?
06-08-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,338
Posted By tendency

I pretty much agree - it's a toss up for me...

I pretty much agree - it's a toss up for me between the 7400 and 7700. Love the 7400 series; everything about it has a timeless classic design.

I find much of the 9000 series DA stuff to be...
06-07-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By tendency

Nice tall bikes - got any other 63cm goodies...

Nice tall bikes - got any other 63cm goodies coming down the pike?
06-07-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By tendency

If these groups don't sell, and you're interested...

If these groups don't sell, and you're interested in breaking up the DA one, let me know - thanks.
06-07-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,459
Posted By tendency

I'm old school and simply use tri-flow. excellent...

I'm old school and simply use tri-flow. excellent lubricant. yes, it picks up dirt somewhat however I simply clean once every couple weeks by running the chain through a microfiber cloth then...
06-06-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 28,842
Posted By tendency

Damn - sweet bike!

Damn - sweet bike!
06-05-22, 05:28 PM
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Views: 11,323,240
Posted By tendency

damn wish that were my size .. steal

damn wish that were my size .. steal
06-05-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 69,687
Views: 11,323,240
Posted By tendency

Yeah I'm tempted .. about 4 hours away. I'd...

Yeah I'm tempted .. about 4 hours away. I'd strip and respray and then re decal to original.
06-05-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 69,687
Views: 11,323,240
Posted By tendency

'84 Specialized Stumpjumper near Minneapolis. ...

'84 Specialized Stumpjumper near Minneapolis. Hideous repaint but not bad price could be a nice project bike (check out original bi-plane fork):

...
06-05-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 755
Posted By tendency

The question is: why would you come back? lol

The question is: why would you come back? lol
06-05-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 636
Posted By tendency

2K definitely the way to go IMO - have had very...

2K definitely the way to go IMO - have had very nice results with this:...
06-04-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 865
Posted By tendency

I've put about 3000 miles on the new fork. I'm...

I've put about 3000 miles on the new fork. I'm extremely impressed with the handling improvement the Allez exhibits after adding the 3Rensho track fork. The bikes rides wonderfully - the front end...
06-03-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,935
Posted By tendency

Jesus Merziac you have enough bikes already! ...

Jesus Merziac you have enough bikes already! :lol:
06-03-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,378
Posted By tendency

I smoke my weed outta a metal presta valve stem?

I smoke my weed outta a metal presta valve stem?
06-03-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,209
Posted By tendency

Miyata would be the no brainer choice - Team or...

Miyata would be the no brainer choice - Team or Pro model.
06-03-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,935
Posted By tendency

I called dibs a few posts higher if you sell! lol...

I called dibs a few posts higher if you sell! lol :lol:

PS - you know you got a nice bike if two people are already interested in buying it from you!
06-03-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 265,740
Posted By tendency

Don't get me wrong I love Miyata's (and have an...

Don't get me wrong I love Miyata's (and have an '86 pro) but personally I always thought the full spline tubing was a bit of a marketing/brand differentiator gimmick. I can see, perhaps, splining...
06-03-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1,401
Views: 167,926
Posted By tendency

Southwest bike trail in southern Wisconsin...

Southwest bike trail in southern Wisconsin outside Belleville last night. Can't complain :)

...
06-03-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,935
Posted By tendency

Nice Paramount - ping me if you decide to sell...

Nice Paramount - ping me if you decide to sell it; it will fit me perfectly as I'm 6'3" :D
06-03-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 819
Posted By tendency

Gadzooks those are some long legs! im 6'3" w/ a...

Gadzooks those are some long legs! im 6'3" w/ a 36 inseam - and my legs are on the long side for my height.
06-03-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 819
Posted By tendency

Dude! love the chromed Ritchey - wow. And by...

Dude! love the chromed Ritchey - wow. And by the way - how long is your inseam?! :)
06-02-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,575
Posted By tendency

No I have not. Did get a good list of 80s...

No I have not. Did get a good list of 80s prestige bikes - now if I can only find one in a 63cm!
06-02-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,575
Posted By tendency

Love the DX-6000 - a bike I used to lust after in...

Love the DX-6000 - a bike I used to lust after in my youth. Would love to find one now in my size (63cm) but it's a fairly rare bike.
05-23-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 514
Posted By tendency

Thanks all I fixed it. Just tore the entire...

Thanks all I fixed it. Just tore the entire wheel apart and rebuilt it this time paying much more attention to measuring the dish as i tensioned the spokes. Turns out I was also tightening the...
05-22-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 514
Posted By tendency

yeah, well, that means tearin' the f***er apart...

yeah, well, that means tearin' the f***er apart which i was hoping to avoid..
05-22-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 514
Posted By tendency

My DS spokes are so tight i can barely turn the...

My DS spokes are so tight i can barely turn the nipples .. so, not sure i want to keep going.
05-22-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 514
Posted By tendency

I do have a tensionmeter and the l/r side spokes...

I do have a tensionmeter and the l/r side spokes are tensioned very similarly to another rear wheel i have that has the same dimensioned spokes and is dished correctly.
05-22-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 514
Posted By tendency

spoke lenghts are correct - i've triple checked...

spoke lenghts are correct - i've triple checked with a wheelbuilder.
05-22-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 514
Posted By tendency

i've already done that -- jacked drive side quite...

i've already done that -- jacked drive side quite a bit and lowered non-drive but pretty much have the same spacing.
05-22-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 514
Posted By tendency

dish prob rear wheel - spokes on backwards?

lord have mercy it appears i have a dishing problem on my new rear wheel that i just built up. swear i double checked and put the short spokes on drive side .. but this cant be right (and yes, dish...
05-15-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 371
Posted By tendency

Has anyone heard of hub issues with the 130mm...

Has anyone heard of hub issues with the 130mm length FH-7403? Specifically, a design issue that causes flex in the axle (leading to spoke failure) due to the location of the drive side bearings?
05-15-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,204
Posted By tendency

Do yourself a favor and buy one of these: ...

Do yourself a favor and buy one of these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07ZGGWBWR/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Only $10
05-15-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 450
Posted By tendency

meh - never did understand the appeal of campy. ...

meh - never did understand the appeal of campy. $1200 for a pair of old so-so performing brakes? no accounting for taste as they say.
05-01-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 407
Posted By tendency

What sort of spoke prep should I be doing before...

What sort of spoke prep should I be doing before building up the wheel (aluminum/aluminum spokes/nipples)? I was thinking just some Park bike grease on the threads.
04-29-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By tendency

Can I use 14mm nipples instead of with same spoke length?

Do I need to shorten my spokes if I switch a wheel build from 12mm to 14mm nipples?
04-27-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 407
Posted By tendency

Ah, I did not know that - thanks HR!

Ah, I did not know that - thanks HR!
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