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10-12-19, 11:16 PM
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Posted By RiddleOfSteel

:roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:

:roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Tiny1990 I forget if I wrote anything on your...

Tiny1990 I forget if I wrote anything on your initial post about this in C&V, but I found one of these on the 'Bay...
10-10-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 261
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I somehow remember my '88 Sirrus having a 27.2mm...

I somehow remember my '88 Sirrus having a 27.2mm seatpost, or at least not being inconvenienced by it. I could still be remembering incorrectly. Certainly the carbon Allez had 27.2. My '85 Allez SE,...
10-05-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,705
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Early racing Cannondales were listed as SR...

Early racing Cannondales were listed as SR (racing geometry) or SC (criterium geometry) until the early '90s or so. After that they went to the R prefix until the CAAD designations fully took over...
10-05-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 23,536
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Lookin' good!

Lookin' good!
10-03-19, 12:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,705
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I'm glad you and the ST have really seen eye to...

I'm glad you and the ST have really seen eye to eye now. ST's are pretty incredible in that they respond like a race bike when out of the saddle, but in the saddle, even loaded down with fenders and...
10-02-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

^^^ What he said. The shifter boss washers will...

^^^ What he said. The shifter boss washers will have that inner raised rectangular portion facing forward--in line with the downtube. The right shift lever will mount in line with the downtube. The...
09-29-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 547
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Cool video. 11-34 rear cassette with an extended...

Cool video. 11-34 rear cassette with an extended dropout and 7800 long cage RD mounted to it. Certainly a mix of components that the matchy-matchy part of me would wish there were more cohesion with,...
09-24-19, 01:44 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,686
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

The only bike that I could consider stock, or at...

The only bike that I could consider stock, or at least have "factory" gearing, is my '85 Allez SE with a 52/42 front and 12-21T rear setup. So it properly blows when it comes to hills in Seattle...
09-09-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

$75 for that is a super deal. Clean the dust and...

$75 for that is a super deal. Clean the dust and wax the paint (after disassembly) and watch it glow! RX100 is an underrated groupset--it should serve you well. :)
09-08-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,859
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

As much as I'd like to post all the photos, I...

As much as I'd like to post all the photos, I will restrain myself. I may end up putting this in a Flickr album.

These are Suntour Edge shfit levers, believe it or not. Shining nearly as...
09-01-19, 11:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,859
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Ride Report As mentioned previously, this...

Ride Report

As mentioned previously, this baby isn't a flyweight. At 23.0 lbs on the money fully dressed (bottle cages and pedals), she won't win any weight weenie contests, but she will be a...
09-01-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,859
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

This Velo-branded saddle of unknown model name is...

This Velo-branded saddle of unknown model name is pretty comfortable, and very importantly, fits the look of the era. I've looked high and low for other saddles and come up empty. I did try a Selle...
09-01-19, 10:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,859
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

The Allez SE Era Begins! Ok, everyone, we...

The Allez SE Era Begins!

Ok, everyone, we have photos in the actual sunlight, and it's, to me, a stunner! :love:
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09-01-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,784
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

From extensive personal experience, and of course...

From extensive personal experience, and of course in my opinion, the change in reach over aero style brake levers, is 5-10mm if we're talking Shimano 9- and 10-speed STI levers (external shift...
09-01-19, 02:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,859
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

More to come tomorrow, including a ride report!...

More to come tomorrow, including a ride report! :)

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08-30-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,873
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I've been trimming the fleet pretty well these...

I've been trimming the fleet pretty well these last several weeks. Feels great to have the space in the apartment unit open up, allowing me to contemplate reorganization along with not looking nearly...
08-27-19, 11:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 674
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

^^^^ I can also confirm that I know this local...

^^^^ I can also confirm that I know this local guy ( ryansu ). I can vouch for him. :)
08-25-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,859
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Well, I wasn't trying to up the 'purity' of this...

Well, I wasn't trying to up the 'purity' of this build any more than it was (ok, it's newer Superbe Pro, but you get it..), but I stopped by Recycled Cycles after selling another bike (my '90...
08-25-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,859
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Well, welcome to the thread! There have been a...

Well, welcome to the thread! There have been a number of early Allez threads, but with this frameset being as well-kept as it has been while also being very large/tall (the tallest frame they ever...
08-24-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2,369
Views: 177,312
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Thank you for the vote of confidence. I bumped...

Thank you for the vote of confidence. I bumped the price up to the other end of the range I was considering. I'm not worried about getting too greedy a price, considering what I'd clear for the...
08-22-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,859
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Well, it's been a solid week and a half. The TB14...

Well, it's been a solid week and a half. The TB14 rims arrived a week ago, while the spokes and nipples took their time on carrier turtles. My tires are still en route, but you can't mount tires to...
08-22-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 52,412
Views: 7,070,452
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I can't believe it's still for sale. I lobbed it...

I can't believe it's still for sale. I lobbed it up on this thread a week or so ago and no one has bought it since then. Seller is quite morose in his add, and I even tried to cheer him up. I swear,...
08-18-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 542
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Oh My-Lanta that is beautiful!

Oh My-Lanta that is beautiful!
08-18-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,023
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

There's a tape/wrap for every era, though my Gen...

There's a tape/wrap for every era, though my Gen Y self likes a decently padded tape/wrap no matter what as I greatly prefer to ride without padded gloves (I don't own any). That being said, a 1985...
08-16-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,607
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Very cool Paramount. That should clean up really...

Very cool Paramount. That should clean up really well, and it looks like it has. It also looks like the seller liked to hang that rear axle a little too far forward in the dropouts! I'd probably...
08-15-19, 10:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,083
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

If I could get an '83 Super Sport SP, that would...

If I could get an '83 Super Sport SP, that would be epic. There's an '83 Super Sport for sale for $325 in great shape, and ostensibly original minus the new tires etc. A great example of one that's...
08-15-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,083
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I love the 1983 Schwinn catalog for the moody,...

I love the 1983 Schwinn catalog for the moody, serious dark backgrounds and cool fonts they used on their bikes. Frame colors were really cool as well. Both font and color were pretty unique to 1983...
08-14-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,083
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Another vote for a full go through. Superiors are...

Another vote for a full go through. Superiors are very uncommon, yet cool parts of Schwinn history.

I would not consider that heresy. Heresy is painting a (repaired) '74 Schwinn Paramount in...
08-10-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,859
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Per the Specilized catalog for 1985, this is the...

Per the Specilized catalog for 1985, this is the American Flyers bike model (not actual frame/bike, of course), as we know. No Tim Neenan or Jim Merz signature on the NDS chain stay. Just a single...
08-10-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,859
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

1985 Specialized Allez SE - 62cm! - VERY RED

I have been withholding from all of you this last week or so, especially in light of the many early-era Specialized fans/enthusiasts among us (I am included in that as well).

Putting around with...
07-22-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 2,025,673
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Another day, er month, another groupset on my...

Another day, er month, another groupset on my 1987 Schwinn Prologue. This particular build was finished up as I sat with an injured left IT band from a 4th of July ride. Apparently too many miles too...
07-22-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Allez SE's enjoy a great reputation for good...

Allez SE's enjoy a great reputation for good reason. DB Tange chromoly frame with nice lugs. That blue with the red and yellow graphics, and late-6200-era Shimano 600 are iconic.

Are the frames...
07-14-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 23,536
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

:thumb: 200 is a great goal!

:thumb: 200 is a great goal!
07-11-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2,369
Views: 177,312
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Since becoming a temporarily flightless bird with...

Since becoming a temporarily flightless bird with a cooked IT band (at the outer left knee position, as per the usual injury location--bumming me out!!!) due to surprise overuse or ??? I've been...
07-08-19, 11:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,873
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Man that Voyageur is gorgeous! (and in my size of...

Man that Voyageur is gorgeous! (and in my size of course) But I feel ya on the purge. I'm moving things around in my head and on various bikes to get to N = 2 + a (hand-built) track bike (I already...
06-30-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,708
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

This is a 1987 ST800, Cannondale's top of the...

This is a 1987 ST800, Cannondale's top of the line touring model of that year. The anthracite metallic paint color was usually reserved for the top touring model and nothing below (1988's ST1000 was...
06-30-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,331
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Sweet triple triangle GT! The paint looks to be...

Sweet triple triangle GT! The paint looks to be in great shape. Touching up the chips should be no problem. Give it a wax if you have some and know how to, and that will shine it up and provide...
06-28-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,905
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

That is definitely the hilly way to do it....

That is definitely the hilly way to do it. Thankfully tomorrow, we aren't doing that--wouldn't want to upset a good lunch!
06-17-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 23,536
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I will second ManInBlack - congrats!! Looking...

I will second ManInBlack - congrats!! Looking strong in that photo. Trim, too, of course!

A dialed-in bike always feels really good. And for group rides, it's one less thing on your mind as you...
06-13-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1,030
Views: 181,995
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Beautiful! :love:

Beautiful! :love:
06-09-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 2,025,673
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Igotdibs 7900 Dura-Ace is a sharp and smart...

Igotdibs 7900 Dura-Ace is a sharp and smart groupset. I have it as well on a bike. Can't go wrong! How has it brought out the nature of your Colnago frame? I tend to think that a really good groupset...
06-08-19, 11:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,993
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Brifters, modern saddle-to-bar drop increasing...

Brifters, modern saddle-to-bar drop increasing over time, and IMO also the fact that old brake levers were meant to be operated in the drops rather from the hoods (the leverage from the hoods was...
06-08-19, 11:19 PM
Replies: 2,648
Views: 590,012
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

HOT. :love:

HOT. :love:
06-08-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,229
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I really like Bridgestones of this era. Great...

I really like Bridgestones of this era. Great paint colors, solid geometry/proportion, smart graphics/decal schemes, etc. T-700 was their top tourer, so there's no FOMO on a higher ranked touring...
06-03-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,721
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Definitely. They basically were breaking it in on...

Definitely. They basically were breaking it in on the whole trip, so it made for zero "epic" theatrics (other than the thing being extant and utterly massive, and functioning). They used the...
Replies: 14
Views: 777
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Bikes aren't nearly as bad as cars when putting...

Bikes aren't nearly as bad as cars when putting in non-original pieces and labor into an original frame/entity. Still, figure about what you have into it sans labor, and perhaps completely negating...
05-28-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,457
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Indeed. Just makes me want to up my game in...

Indeed. Just makes me want to up my game in offering the best looking bike for a solid both-of-us-are-happy price. I'm looking to move a $1600-ish bike as soon as I can quell the internal cable...
05-25-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 2,025,673
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Great looking Allez! 4600 is a very good...

Great looking Allez! 4600 is a very good groupset, with the shifters inheriting 7800 Dura-Ace's internals. The rest is simply well-proven Shimano running gear, and excellent combination.

As for...
05-23-19, 02:12 AM
Replies: 1,030
Views: 181,995
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Beautiful bike from a beautiful era in Cannondale...

Beautiful bike from a beautiful era in Cannondale history. Love that green! The green/silver/black composition also looks super sharp. And I see some Superbe Pro on it! :)

I haven't found these...
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