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Posted By repechage

from somewhere in late 1977 to 1979 sometime was...

from somewhere in late 1977 to 1979 sometime was the "no flags" period. The Breaking Away bikes were also so decorated.
Most had only masi, a bit low on the tube to the horizon and most often in...
11-26-21, 03:44 PM
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Posted By joesch

Looking for beef after Thanksgiving

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Posted By repechage

1978 is in what I call the “dark days” period. ...

1978 is in what I call the “dark days” period.
I have seen all kinds of configurations.
front forks where the pads on a normal reach brake are set all the way down.

really unclear who was...
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Posted By repechage

Masi geometry changed. For many of the Carlsbad...

Masi geometry changed.
For many of the Carlsbad era production bikes, ignoring the very small frames, the fork rake ( offset) was pretty big, by doing that the trail Decreased, counterintuitive but...
11-26-21, 08:07 AM
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Posted By joesch

Colnago bitubian is very nice! I have the bititan...

Colnago bitubian is very nice! I have the bititan and it rides superb as TI is a wonderful tube material.
11-26-21, 06:36 AM
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Posted By shelbyfv

If you like Cannondales, any of the ST versions...

If you like Cannondales, any of the ST versions will clear a 30mm. As above, you might need to change the brakes as some came with 27" wheels. They are very cool, beautifully constructed bikes and...
11-25-21, 10:25 PM
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Posted By scubaman

I’m pretty certain you can buy the parts from...

I’m pretty certain you can buy the parts from Chris King to convert that hub to 135mm, and perhaps also to 142mm through axle. Either way, I’d think the wheel would need to be re-dished.

You...
11-25-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 85
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Posted By mpetry912

Years ago I visited Jimmie Johnson's Hetchins...

Years ago I visited Jimmie Johnson's Hetchins Weekend in Fallbrook CA. There were 40+ Hetchins on display.

That's Brian Baylis in the T shirt

Jimmie who was an expert on Hetchins, said only...
11-25-21, 04:56 PM
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Posted By Bruizer

I just use this on nice weather days. I’ve gotten...

I just use this on nice weather days. I’ve gotten real protective with it now. Lol
11-25-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By Bruizer

You guys are the best, thanks for the inspiration

I know it's not really C & V, but it is lugged steel with a horizontal top tube. This bike was built for me in 93 or 94 (so long ago, no paper trail, I cant remember exactly).This bike was ridden...
11-25-21, 02:00 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

If I was going to find new vintage territory - it...

If I was going to find new vintage territory - it would be in the direction of Ridability over Collectibility. Free hubs over freewheels, integrated shifting/braking, dual pivot brakes, etc. ...
11-25-21, 01:35 PM
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Posted By Drillium Dude

Crossed off my last "gotta have" when I obtained...

Crossed off my last "gotta have" when I obtained this a couple summers ago:

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Forum: Foo
11-24-21, 06:11 PM
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Posted By majmt

I always recommend Zen and the Art of Motorcycle...

I always recommend Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance as an antidote for young minds that have been infected by Atlas Shrugged.
11-24-21, 02:37 PM
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Posted By TugaDude

Giving Thanks

In addition to giving thanks for the things that really matter this season, since all of the regular members here love bicycles and bicycle-related activities, I think it's appropriate to take a...
11-24-21, 10:27 AM
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Posted By alexihnen

I like this question. Many of the bikes I have...

I like this question. Many of the bikes I have and want are rare but not really expensive in the realm of C&V. I'm interested in smaller ~one-man American-made steel lugged frames. I found my...
11-22-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 84
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Posted By Wet Coast Rider

Flat pedals are great for a bike that gets used...

Flat pedals are great for a bike that gets used to get around town, grab groceries etc. I have some on my 80s Shogun touring/commuter bike currently.

That said, they look fairly out of place on a...
11-21-21, 02:34 PM
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Posted By velomateo

I’m not going to say they are plentiful, but...

I’m not going to say they are plentiful, but there are good deals on Ti to be had. Some models will always demand more than others, so expect to pay higher for a Moots or Merlin Extra Light than you...
11-21-21, 01:06 PM
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Posted By lasauge

Vintage 5-7sp freewheels. Modern 7-sp freewheels...

Vintage 5-7sp freewheels. Modern 7-sp freewheels in silver look vintage correct and work identically, but give much smoother shifting, so why put up with needlessly clunky shifting and fewer gears?
...
11-21-21, 12:19 PM
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Posted By nlerner

For Cino, I outfitted my bike with a 2 x 6...

For Cino, I outfitted my bike with a 2 x 6 drivetrain with downtube friction shifters. A few times I struggled to find the right gear (and had too short of a chain to achieve big-big) but overall it...
11-20-21, 12:37 PM
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Posted By genejockey

I'd be asking myself "How many gears do I need...

I'd be asking myself "How many gears do I need for the riding I want to do?". The situation you're in reminds me of the old Keith Bontrager quote - "Strong. Light. Cheap. Choose any two." but in...
11-20-21, 08:54 AM
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Posted By jamesdak

You mean like this? :D ...

You mean like this? :D

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11-20-21, 05:16 AM
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Posted By Kabuki12

Another positive vote for Jack at Franklin Frame...

Another positive vote for Jack at Franklin Frame in Ohio. I don’t know if he uses Imron or not but his work is fabulous , and no second mortgage needed! He did my very patina Colnago and it looks...
11-19-21, 05:57 PM
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Posted By obrentharris

I live in a beautiful place to ride, both road...

I live in a beautiful place to ride, both road and MTB: That certainly helps.

But mainly I think it's Inertia: I went on my first 50 mile ride at the age of 13 in 1965. I've been riding...
11-18-21, 10:28 PM
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Posted By DMC707

Ive also seen Waterford built frames with other...

Ive also seen Waterford built frames with other manufacturers colors ! I raced for a team in the early '00s that used Litespeed frames -- was told they were "Classics" but the tubing is big and...
11-18-21, 08:49 PM
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Posted By jamesdak

I can't say I have a limit. But I highly doubt...

I can't say I have a limit. But I highly doubt I'll go electronic, disc brakes or tubeless.

But I've taken 80's bikes to 11 speed with modern wheels no issues and kept other pure stock and...
11-18-21, 06:20 PM
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Posted By steelbikeguy

I really haven't followed the technology much. ...

I really haven't followed the technology much. The most modern bits on my vintage-ish bikes would be the 8 speed indexed stuff on my Borthwick and the SPD pedals. The LED lights too, although...
11-18-21, 05:52 PM
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Posted By Scaredofhills

Flight Deck is still active on my Airborne and is...

Flight Deck is still active on my Airborne and is a great little cycle computer…. Using the buttons on brake levers makes it easy to navigate screens while controlling the bike. The gear and...
11-18-21, 05:40 PM
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Posted By bikemig

I think aero brake levers look swell on old...

I think aero brake levers look swell on old bikes. Plus they brake good and give you a nifty 2d quick release so you can get a wheel with a fat 700 x 35c tire on and off without deflating it.
...
11-18-21, 03:44 PM
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Posted By BFisher

What new tech am I willing to use?

Oh, just the cartridge, threadless (adapter), clipless, Ergo/Brifter, lower spoke count, cassette, etc. sort of stuff. Big fan, too....
11-18-21, 02:22 PM
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Posted By ctak

Almost everything? This isn't really c&v (nor is...

Almost everything? This isn't really c&v (nor is it mine), but this is where my 80s Impulse is headed.. :eek:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-21, 02:44 PM
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Posted By texbazII

Congratulations, The Ultimate disc looks...

Congratulations, The Ultimate disc looks fantastic. I hope it meets all your expectations, Litespeed has a fairly good rep in the bike industry. I too was looking at the Ultimate Disc, hoping to...
11-17-21, 12:44 PM
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Views: 1,813
Posted By cyclezen

Quote: Originally Posted by CrimsonEclipse View...

Quote:
Originally Posted by CrimsonEclipse View Post (https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1241983-stretching-suggestions-4.html#post22310490)
Because it hurts you're not inclined...
11-17-21, 10:36 AM
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Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I have asked many riders how often they get...

I have asked many riders how often they get flats. Most riders don't track their mileage and as such their answer is often a "too often" or Never", rarely with context needed to dive below the...
11-17-21, 08:24 AM
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Posted By CrimsonEclipse

No such thing as 'limber enough' for yoga. Just...

No such thing as 'limber enough' for yoga.
Just start attending beginner and gentle classes. It will make a difference and once you get over the awkwardness, becomes a rewarding experience.
Most...
11-16-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,806
Posted By John E

I am with you. Being devoid of athletic talent, I...

I am with you. Being devoid of athletic talent, I never rode competitively. I continue to ride for the same reasons as when I was a teenager in the 1960s: exercise, pleasure, transportation,...
11-15-21, 02:25 AM
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Posted By Lazyass

Got a couple of rides on the Panaracers and...

Got a couple of rides on the Panaracers and they're great, very high Japanese quality. Really smooth on my chipseal roads and even hit a little dirt. They do run a tad small, I measured them at 25.30...
11-14-21, 05:35 PM
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Posted By BillyD

I’d sure like to hear about it when someone is...

I’d sure like to hear about it when someone is seriously giving my new members a hard time. Red button works.
11-14-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 221
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Posted By wolfchild

I think the moderators have been doing a great...

I think the moderators have been doing a great job is weeding out trolls and inappropriate posts...I know I posted few things which were not right and right away the mods dealt with it, I don't have...
11-14-21, 07:42 AM
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Views: 751
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I retired in September, and we purchased a home...

I retired in September, and we purchased a home on the GA coast for the cooler months. I've had on hold the rebuilding of my Lotus Super Pro Aero with mostly DA AX gear for about the past three...
11-13-21, 02:08 PM
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Views: 751
Posted By seedsbelize2

Sharing the find.

When I was building the Ironman last week, I found it takes recessed brakes. While going through EVERY possible ziploc of odds and sods, looking for the proper nuts, I stumbled across the small...
11-13-21, 10:59 AM
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Posted By cyccommute

Yea. They aren’t cheap. On the other hand, they...

Yea. They aren’t cheap. On the other hand, they last forever. Mine are around 10 years old and will probably go another 20 or 30 years.

Too bad you weren’t in need of them and in Tucson about 2...
11-13-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 556
Posted By Rdmonster69

Yeah ....new Dura Ace if I can swing the loot.......

Yeah ....new Dura Ace if I can swing the loot.... I can get a full mechanicl groupset for 2k ....probably use a king BB too .....also the DA C24 seems like a relative bargain. I will post a build...
11-13-21, 08:44 AM
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Views: 556
Posted By HillRider

Wow, $25 to refurbish a Ti headset? I it were...

Wow, $25 to refurbish a Ti headset? I it were mine it would have been in the mail to CK an hour after I got the offer! :thumb:
11-13-21, 07:55 AM
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Views: 556
Posted By Rdmonster69

Very cool …… I have the same DA crank/rear DR on...

Very cool …… I have the same DA crank/rear DR on my Trek 2.3 as well as Michelins (power road and endurance) ….. I spent last night brushing Ti and am gonna work on my head set tool later today 😎
11-12-21, 10:51 PM
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Posted By bampilot06

with the wheel off It appears to ratchet fine. ...

with the wheel off It appears to ratchet fine. It’s a superteam wheel and free hub was always just loud. I guess they wanted it to sound like a chris king hub.

I do ride this bike in the rain,...
11-12-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 556
Posted By Rdmonster69

By all means post your bike. Would love to see it...

By all means post your bike. Would love to see it !! I don't think titanium suffers from galvanic corrosion or react much with any other metal but I will research. The Ritchey fork has 3mm more rake...
11-12-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 658
Posted By jamesdak

Honestly that wouldn't bother me at all. In fact...

Honestly that wouldn't bother me at all. In fact I just bought 3 Test saddles because of the color. If that wasn't a VS version I'd ask for it to go on my one Lemond that I want a yellow saddle on....
11-12-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 556
Posted By HillRider

Be aware that Chris King headsets have the...

Be aware that Chris King headsets have the bearing cartridges "spun" into place and they cannot be removed from the cups, at least not by the home mechanic. You have to seat the cups into the...
11-12-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,421
Posted By Ironfish653

I'm of a similar chain of thought, although, my ...

I'm of a similar chain of thought, although, my 'competitive' weight comes in between 200-210, and with my bike budgets, if it comes to a choice between Light or Strong, I'm taking Strong for my...
11-12-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By downtube42

Triple whammy: Fewer miles, increasing dining...

Triple whammy: Fewer miles, increasing dining out, more days in the office with the snack vending machine.

Yesterday I intended to go for a 25 mile ride after work. After work, I looked out and it...
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