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08-21-07, 12:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By x37

Rivendell Silver shifters are an exact copy of...

Rivendell Silver shifters are an exact copy of Suntour Power Ratchet shifters, and they are available in a version for downtube braze-on mounts:...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-07, 10:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Posted By x37

I've been using the classic Burley cycling...

I've been using the classic Burley cycling jacket, but I am looking for a replacement. I think all of the following features are must-haves:

1) True waterproofness.

2) At least one exterior...
08-18-07, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By x37

That's a great find. It's a 1989 model: ...

That's a great find. It's a 1989 model:
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/bridgestone/1989/pages/bridgestone-1989-15.htm
08-17-07, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 992
Posted By x37

The comment about the later RB's came from...

The comment about the later RB's came from someone in the bike industry who refused to elaborate. I can understand why someone might prefer, say, the '91 over the '90 (same frame, better components),...
08-16-07, 11:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 992
Posted By x37

Thanks! By the way, have you ever had any...

Thanks!

By the way, have you ever had any problems with your '93? For unknown reasons, some people claim that the early 90's RB's are better -- which is surprising, as the '93 and '94 models seem...
08-16-07, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 992
Posted By x37

I should have been more specific. I've visited...

I should have been more specific. I've visited that link before, but the catalog doesn't show what I want to know, namely, does the STI model have fender eyelets like the bar-end model?
08-15-07, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 992
Posted By x37

'93 Bridgestone RB-1

In 1993, Bridgestone made two variants of the RB-1, one with bar end shifters and a 7-speed cassette, and the other with STI shifters and an 8-speed cassette. Aside from color, were the frames...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-07, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 643
Posted By x37

I've had good luck buying bikes and frames on...

I've had good luck buying bikes and frames on eBay, but I know people who have had terrible experiences. Given that, I would be extremely careful when purchasing anything expensive on that site.
...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-07, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By x37

Bike Fit Survey

I've been having trouble with bike fit, trying different sizes, swapping components, etc. I'm 5' 9.5" (176.53 cm) with around a 32-33 inch cycling inseam. A question for people with similar...
08-07-07, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 402
Posted By x37

Tell me more about this Colnago

I have a Colnago Master, looks to be a mid to late 80's frame with crimped tubing (looks sort of like a diamond in cross section). Can anyone tell me more about this bike, especially the odd tubing?...
08-07-07, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By x37

Bent Drop Out

I recently bought a used steel frame, but when I got it home I noticed that one of the dropouts is compressed about 1/16th to 1/8th so that I cannot slide on the back wheel. Can the drop-out be bent...
08-02-07, 07:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,257
Posted By x37

So Gold Line owners -- how much did you pay for...

So Gold Line owners -- how much did you pay for your bikes? I'm trying to get an idea of how much I should offer. Thanks.
08-02-07, 07:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,673
Posted By x37

Ofmega parts

How do Ofmega parts compare to Campagnolo, Shimano, etc.? Thanks.
08-02-07, 01:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,257
Posted By x37

So what's a fair price for the bike I described?...

So what's a fair price for the bike I described? Thanks.
08-01-07, 03:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,257
Posted By x37

Casati Gold Line and Casati in General

I recently saw a 1987 Casati Gold Line for sale with Ofmega mistral crank and bottom bracket, AER brakes, Campy SR front derailleur and shifters, Shimano rear derailleur, Ofmega hubs and Mavic rims....
08-01-07, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By x37

The dings are just minor paint chips, no actual...

The dings are just minor paint chips, no actual frame damage. I believe the components are original.
07-31-07, 10:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By x37

Colnago Master

I have the chance to buy a 1987 Colnago Master in good shape, a few dings, Campy Record crank, Chorus derailleurs, TTT bars and stem , etc. What would be a good price? Thanks.
Forum: Commuting
07-30-07, 07:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,222
Posted By x37

Did you have a bag with a second stabilizing...

Did you have a bag with a second stabilizing strap, as on the PAC Designs and Baileyworks bags?

I'm using a backpack now, but I am thinking of switching for several reasons: (1) Waterproofness --...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-07, 05:44 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,222
Posted By x37

I'm leaning toward the PAC Designs bag. They are...

I'm leaning toward the PAC Designs bag. They are spendy in general, but maybe the less expensive, non-ultimate model is good enough for me.
Forum: Commuting
07-26-07, 08:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,222
Posted By x37

Thanks for the replies. I'll check out all of...

Thanks for the replies. I'll check out all of those bags.

DIY is probably the best option, but I would have to find a sewing machine.
Forum: Commuting
07-25-07, 11:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,222
Posted By x37

Messenger Bags

I am considering buying a messenger bag. Which brand do you recommend: ReLoad, Courierware, or something else? Thanks.
07-11-07, 03:14 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,205
Posted By x37

I'm no fan of killing animals, but overall, using...

I'm no fan of killing animals, but overall, using petroleum-based synthetics is not necessarily better for the environment than using a natural, long-lasting material such as leather.

The best...
07-10-07, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By x37

Recommend a crank

I am building my first SS/fixed bike. What would be a good crank? Thanks.
Forum: Commuting
04-04-07, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,194
Posted By x37

I have the Flux, which is a non-cycling, general...

I have the Flux, which is a non-cycling, general purpose backpack, so I still have the sweaty-back problem. But the overall fit and quality is excellent, and if I were to buy a cycling pack, I would...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-07, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By x37

Thanks for the advice!

Thanks for the advice!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-07, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By x37

I must not have made myself clear -- I meant that...

I must not have made myself clear -- I meant that I now have a 56 cm touring bike that is comfortable, but that I am thinking of buying a 53 cm bike for recreation and possibly racing, and would this...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-07, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By x37

A question of fit

I currently ride a 56 cm touring bike for commuting. This bike is very comfortable in the "French touring" manner, that is, low seat, little seat to handlbar drop. I have the opportunity to buy a 53...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-07, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,194
Posted By x37

+1 on Osprey packs. Best pack I've ever had, and...

+1 on Osprey packs. Best pack I've ever had, and I've had a lot.
Forum: Commuting
03-31-07, 09:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 802
Posted By x37

If you can afford the Atlantis, and would never...

If you can afford the Atlantis, and would never be tempted to park it anywhere dodgy, I'd go with that. If you would rather pay less, I'd go with the Surly.
03-31-07, 09:06 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,505
Posted By x37

I worded my original question poorly. I should...

I worded my original question poorly. I should have asked:

What are your favorite vintage road and touring bikes?

Let's forget ranking, which is a dumb idea, and continue with this new...
03-30-07, 11:20 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,505
Posted By x37

Six jours -- thanks for the info. That's exactly...

Six jours -- thanks for the info. That's exactly the sort of guidance I am looking for. Just a place to start.
03-30-07, 01:26 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,505
Posted By x37

I'm new to the vintage bike market and I'm just...

I'm new to the vintage bike market and I'm just trying to get a general idea of which brands and models to look for and which to avoid. I do most of my browsing on eBay and Craigslist, so I cannot...
03-28-07, 07:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,505
Posted By x37

Ranking Vintage Bike Manufacturers

How would you rank the different vintage bicycle companies? For instance, generally speaking, which is better: Trek or Miyata? Raleigh or . . . ? I realize that ranking bikes in this way is very...
03-26-07, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2,546
Views: 342,226
Posted By x37

I recently started a thread about Falcons. It...

I recently started a thread about Falcons. It shouldn't be too far down this board.
Forum: Commuting
03-26-07, 08:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 834
Posted By x37

I agree. I'll have to travel to a larger city,...

I agree. I'll have to travel to a larger city, however, because my town doesn't have any pro bike fitters.
Forum: Commuting
03-26-07, 12:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 834
Posted By x37

So you think the Rivendell model is best? I...

So you think the Rivendell model is best?

I had a lot of trouble with my fitting because my previous commuter was a mountain bike with a sloping top tube and I had no experience riding a road bike...
Forum: Commuting
03-25-07, 10:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 834
Posted By x37

The LeMond formula and the Rivendell method seem...

The LeMond formula and the Rivendell method seem to represent the two ends of the bike fitting spectrum. I bought my latest bike with a LeMond-style fit, then got cold feet and actually exchanged it...
Forum: Commuting
03-25-07, 07:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 834
Posted By x37

Bike Fit Survey

I know bike fit has been covered on this forum many times, but rather than discuss various systems or expert opinions, I would like to read a more informal, personal take on the topic. So: What are...
03-24-07, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,625
Posted By x37

Miyata Steel

How does Miyata's famed triple-splined steel compare to, say, Reynolds 531? And what does "triple-splined" mean anyway? Thanks.
Forum: Commuting
03-24-07, 07:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,439
Posted By x37

Since buying a new commuting bike a couple of...

Since buying a new commuting bike a couple of weeks ago, I've been thinking more about this topic. I've come to the conclusion that I should have bought used. I think it's a much better value...
Forum: Commuting
03-23-07, 10:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 779
Posted By x37

+1 on the Sugino XD. A great value.

+1 on the Sugino XD. A great value.
Forum: Commuting
03-23-07, 10:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,304
Posted By x37

+1 on everything dwainedibbly said.

+1 on everything dwainedibbly said.
03-23-07, 10:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,459
Posted By x37

My vintage dream bike is actually fairly modest,...

My vintage dream bike is actually fairly modest, and not very vintage: A 1991 Bridgestone RB-1.

Or maybe a Miyata 1000.
03-22-07, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By x37

Affordable Repaint in PDX?

Where is a good place to go in Portland, OR to get a frame stripped and repainted? And how much should I expect to pay? I'm not looking for anything fancy, just a durable one-color paint job. Thanks.
Forum: Commuting
03-22-07, 08:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By x37

Before buying any bike, go to several bike shops...

Before buying any bike, go to several bike shops and test ride all the bikes you can, so you will know what size feels best.

I agree that you should stay away from mountain bikes. They're...
03-21-07, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 17,222
Posted By x37

Falcon Bicycles

Can anyone tell me about Falcon bicycles? All I know is that it's a UK brand. Are the vintage lugged frames a good value? Are there any particular models or years to look for? Thanks.
Forum: Commuting
03-21-07, 05:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,496
Posted By x37

Nitto Noodle drop bars.

Nitto Noodle drop bars.
Forum: Commuting
03-21-07, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,005
Posted By x37

+1 on the Nitto Noodle bars. Comfortable and fun...

+1 on the Nitto Noodle bars. Comfortable and fun to ride.

Also, have you considered moustache bars?
Forum: Commuting
03-20-07, 12:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By x37

A SS could be fun and practical. It doesn't...

A SS could be fun and practical. It doesn't usually snow where I live, but this year it did, and when I rode my mtn. bike, the rear derailleur got jammed with ice and slush and I couldn't shift.
03-17-07, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2,546
Views: 342,226
Posted By x37

That's a great Miyata. Very tasteful build.

That's a great Miyata. Very tasteful build.
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