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01-01-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By mplsbiker

No iPhone.

No iPhone.
01-01-19, 01:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By mplsbiker

I will try the 115 and the see if it is close...

I will try the 115 and the see if it is close enough, but I can always get a 111 relatively cheap. From what I have researched it looks like my Chorus Ergos and 8 - Speed Miche Cassette should work...
12-28-18, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By mplsbiker

Thanks, this is what I kind of figured... And no...

Thanks, this is what I kind of figured... And no worries about a shop selling me anything, this is my third all Campy bike ( + 1973 Paramount Nuovo Record, 2014 LeMond Washoe 11spd Chorus)... I...
12-28-18, 02:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By mplsbiker

Campagnolo Racing T crankset compatibility question

My bike is currently setup with a Chorus 8 speed group set. 52/42 Crank, Chorus front derailleur, 14-28 Miche cassette, Chorus 8 speed rear derailleur, 8 speed Chorus Ergo levers. I just recently...
12-08-18, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 851
Posted By mplsbiker

I would be interested in the Crankset if you...

I would be interested in the Crankset if you decide to part it out.
10-22-18, 11:52 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,511
Posted By mplsbiker

I was thinking a trade for you 63cm 88 frame!

I was thinking a trade for you 63cm 88 frame!
10-17-18, 06:11 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,511
Posted By mplsbiker

lets chat, I have a 1973 Paramount that you might...

lets chat, I have a 1973 Paramount that you might love!
Forum: Touring
10-12-18, 06:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,993
Posted By mplsbiker

So as a tall rider myself, 6’ 4” 190lbs, I tour...

So as a tall rider myself, 6’ 4” 190lbs, I tour on a 2016 Trek 520 Disc 63cm frame. Even when I have done my best to even out the load front to back and side to side I still experience a lot of frame...
Forum: Touring
10-04-18, 06:19 AM
Replies: 4,338
Views: 2,016,649
Posted By mplsbiker

Couple of Treks, New and Old

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Forum: Great Lakes
09-10-18, 05:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 337
Posted By mplsbiker

South Minneapolis Residents: Northrup Cycling Club

I am starting a small cycling club for people in the South Minneapolis area, specifically around the Northrup neighborhood:

This is a group to gather cyclists of all types in the Northrup...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-12-18, 08:19 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,015
Posted By mplsbiker

Hey everyone! Minneapolis resident here.

Hey everyone! Minneapolis resident here.
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By mplsbiker

You could post it here??? I would be interested.

You could post it here??? I would be interested.
Forum: Commuting
06-10-18, 11:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,821
Posted By mplsbiker

I am using the iSSi Flash pedal and have really...

I am using the iSSi Flash pedal and have really been enjoying it... I was a toeclip and straps holdout for years but I have to admit, I like this system better. SPD shoes are OK for walking but...
05-21-18, 04:28 AM
Replies: 1,821
Views: 464,199
Posted By mplsbiker

Ah I missed that! I wish PX-10s were my thing,...

Ah I missed that! I wish PX-10s were my thing, that bike is beautiful and looks like the perfect size.
05-16-18, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1,821
Views: 464,199
Posted By mplsbiker

What do you got?

What do you got?
05-11-18, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1,821
Views: 464,199
Posted By mplsbiker

I will measure it this weekend, I am not sure...

I will measure it this weekend, I am not sure off-hand. Although I was looking for a complete bike trade.
05-08-18, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1,821
Views: 464,199
Posted By mplsbiker

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/yuxf5lk_e50ef127cf469d6a2920695ae0f6371c66f9090f.jpg

60cm 1973 Schwinn Paramount. All Campy Nuovo Record. Updated the cockpit with...
04-24-18, 03:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,224
Posted By mplsbiker

My bike was fabricated by Zen Bicycle...

My bike was fabricated by Zen Bicycle Fabrication, do you know what happened with that team when the shop closed?
Forum: Commuting
11-07-17, 04:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By mplsbiker

Northern Rose on 35th and Cedar. Eric is awesome.

Northern Rose on 35th and Cedar. Eric is awesome.
Forum: Commuting
10-16-17, 04:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By mplsbiker

25.4 is most likely. 26.0 is common on European...

25.4 is most likely. 26.0 is common on European bikes esp. Italian bikes.


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07-09-17, 04:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,605
Posted By mplsbiker

subtlety patriotic ...

subtlety patriotic
http://i.imgur.com/QzvKJGD.jpg
Forum: Touring
05-31-17, 06:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,029
Posted By mplsbiker

Thanks rm -rf for the detailed advice! So...

Thanks rm -rf for the detailed advice!

So yes, I am aware that a 520 is not setup for offroad but being a beginner I did not know where to look for good route planning, I really appreciate the...
Forum: Touring
05-29-17, 03:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,029
Posted By mplsbiker

Google maps trail suggestions

I am a beginner bike-packer/tourist, I planned my first over night tour from Minneapolis to Northern WI. The first day (~100 miles) went great and was a ton of fun. The second leg of the journey was...
05-09-17, 04:05 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,472
Posted By mplsbiker

What size Paramount are you looking for?

What size Paramount are you looking for?
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Views: 643
Posted By mplsbiker

I am not seeing anything that would need to be...

I am not seeing anything that would need to be done to make the bike "rideable" but you can't really tell from 3 pictures. Fill the tires, lube the chain and post on CR for 75 and see if you get any...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,506
Posted By mplsbiker

A really clean 73-74 Paramount can fetch...

A really clean 73-74 Paramount can fetch 800-1000. I agree with keeping the original parts on (people that know will be looking for those), but I would reconsider not giving it a good detailing it...
03-12-17, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By mplsbiker

That is what I am looking for! Do you have...

That is what I am looking for! Do you have pictures?
03-12-17, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By mplsbiker

ISO: Campagnolo Strada Cranks 170mm 144bcd

Mine have small cracks right where the crank arm meets the spider. I know this was a common problem for these cranks, so I am wondering if anyone has some, crack free, Strada cranks they would be...
Forum: Commuting
02-15-17, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 939
Posted By mplsbiker

I wear Converse All-Stars and like you don't want...

I wear Converse All-Stars and like you don't want to change my shoes when I hop on my bike or when I get to work. I have been using these this winter...
02-08-17, 04:01 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,801
Posted By mplsbiker

I was able to pick up my 1973 Paramount for...

I was able to pick up my 1973 Paramount for around $800, biggest downside is that it has been repainted... Other than that I LOVE RIDING this bike, with other CV bikes I would be more afraid to ride...
Forum: Great Lakes
02-06-17, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,113
Posted By mplsbiker

What kind of bike would you recommend for this...

What kind of bike would you recommend for this trip?
Forum: Commuting
01-24-17, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,237
Posted By mplsbiker

The True Temper OX Platinum Disc frames can go...

The True Temper OX Platinum Disc frames can go for pretty good prices on eBay, I have seen from 500-1000. My wife owns a Lemond Poprad and loves it. It's a great any weather/go anywhere commuter.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-17, 09:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,486
Posted By mplsbiker

If you call the number on the website they will...

If you call the number on the website they will help you out. I think everything has been in flux since he started the composites company.
Forum: Commuting
01-10-17, 09:48 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,032
Posted By mplsbiker

Not really you're just a funny guy. Since you...

Not really you're just a funny guy. Since you are coming from the first extended adolescence, coddled generation who decided to take the whole thing a step further with their own kids (Gen X +) and...
Forum: Commuting
01-10-17, 05:33 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,032
Posted By mplsbiker

I will be mailing your participation trophy first...

I will be mailing your participation trophy first thing in the morning. I heard you say earlier that you commute 2 times a week and even sometimes do 20 miles on the weekend in sunny California. All...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-17, 02:05 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,032
Posted By mplsbiker

Sounds rad.

Sounds rad.
Forum: Commuting
01-09-17, 02:02 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,032
Posted By mplsbiker

I don't think anyone said concentration or safety...

I don't think anyone said concentration or safety was a problem... Everyone on the pro-speaker side has been making this some kind of safety argument, not me i just simply shared something that...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-17, 05:49 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,032
Posted By mplsbiker

Now which situation do you think I am referring...

Now which situation do you think I am referring to? In addition I have had many occasions where a cyclist with a speaker simply cannot hear a "On your left", and I have had to resort to near yelling...
Forum: Commuting
01-03-17, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,156
Posted By mplsbiker

Two rows, is what my co-worker said.

Two rows, is what my co-worker said.
Forum: Commuting
01-03-17, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,156
Posted By mplsbiker

27" Studded Tires!

I didn't think they existed until a coworker pointed me to this local vendor: http://midwaybike.com/midway-27-x-1-38-studded-tires/

This is an awesome find for anyone wanting to keep their vintage...
01-03-17, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By mplsbiker

27" Studded Tires!

I didn't think they existed until a coworker pointed me to this local vendor: http://midwaybike.com/midway-27-x-1-38-studded-tires/

I will probably post this in commuting as well, but this is an...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-17, 04:04 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,486
Posted By mplsbiker

Zen is gone, but Lemond still has frames. When...

Zen is gone, but Lemond still has frames. When mine was built I think there were still about 50 left.
Forum: Commuting
12-29-16, 01:50 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,032
Posted By mplsbiker

I may be alone here, but I find speakers on bikes...

I may be alone here, but I find speakers on bikes to be one of the most annoying things I encounter. You listen to your music... Don't make everyone listen to it. Put in some headphones.
Forum: Commuting
12-09-16, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 965
Posted By mplsbiker

I have a 1978 Schwinn Traveler that I fitted with...

I have a 1978 Schwinn Traveler that I fitted with SKS Longboards (45mm): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F66604I/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Here is the best video for clear...
11-19-16, 06:46 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 18,549
Posted By mplsbiker

My modern bike... I still insist on...

My modern bike... I still insist on toe-clips/straps and a brooks saddle though.

https://i.imgur.com/YrsFWga.jpg
11-18-16, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By mplsbiker

Check out this 1932 Brennen : charlie logan's...

Check out this 1932 Brennen : charlie logan's 1932 brennan track bike | Classic Cycle Bainbridge Island Kitsap County (http://classiccycleus.com/home/1932-brennan/)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-16, 06:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,486
Posted By mplsbiker

Ohhh, I forgot about cable donuts! Thanks for...

Ohhh, I forgot about cable donuts! Thanks for the tip...

I seem to have had less of an issue with top mounted cables, but typically with top mounts I have not had brake stops and there has been...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-16, 06:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,486
Posted By mplsbiker

Yeah, but it not really a classic frame... It is...

Yeah, but it not really a classic frame... It is a steel road bike (which is classic by definition i suppose) but the fat head and downtube as well as the sloped top tube don't strike me as classic.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-16, 02:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,486
Posted By mplsbiker

Still forming my full opinion, it is a lot...

Still forming my full opinion, it is a lot stiffer than my 531 bike and I am kind of liking that. Also the Lemond geometry with the long top tube fits me better than other bikes I have ridden.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-16, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 180,838
Posted By mplsbiker

Here is mine. ...

Here is mine.

https://i.imgur.com/AYsDEwP.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/YrsFWga.jpg
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