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04-16-22, 03:29 PM
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Posted By Frkl

But I have a feeling that a lot of bow and...

But I have a feeling that a lot of bow and stranger/radical Corratec stuff is not sound from an engineering perspective. Could be wrong of course. The stuff I like--the steel Italian made mountain...
04-16-22, 03:22 PM
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Posted By Frkl

They pop up on Kleinanzeigen regularly. Buy one...

They pop up on Kleinanzeigen regularly. Buy one from a Dorf/village 50km out of the way and they are cheap. I'm sure you can make room :)
04-14-22, 12:40 PM
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Posted By Frkl

Sure, hope you liked em. It was fun to put...

Sure, hope you liked em. It was fun to put together and research and I am looking forwards to using it a bunch this summer.
04-13-22, 01:44 PM
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Posted By Frkl

On it's way Pressure and expectations!...

On it's way



Pressure and expectations!

So here are some more photos. I was unfortunately not able to get out to my favorite graffiti wall, but the local park will have to suffice. I think I...
04-12-22, 11:56 AM
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Posted By Frkl

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

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/grizzlybow025_f2124251720d9bae433922cec4f8b911b3f6e7e5.jpg
That was the idea, at least optically. They had a continuous arching double...
04-12-22, 10:46 AM
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Posted By Frkl

Interesting idea for a thread, maybe I will. My...

Interesting idea for a thread, maybe I will. My next project a 1993 Corratec 2004, one model up in the line (in case it wasn't obvious, there is little original spec left on the 2005 conversion. I...
04-12-22, 07:22 AM
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Views: 3,238,196
Posted By Frkl

Ha! Was wondering of i would get away with that. ...

Ha! Was wondering of i would get away with that.

Yup, will take one tomorrow morning.

The side shots of db conversion always strike me as a bit awkward looking, though. I have been trying to...
04-12-22, 03:50 AM
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Views: 3,238,196
Posted By Frkl

1992 Corratec 2005

Still a few things left to sort out, but basically there.

Corratec 2005 (from 1992). Tange MTB Triple-Butted tubing, 1-inch threaded steerer with NOS CrMo quill stem, ITA bottom bracket. XTR M951...
03-29-22, 01:45 AM
Replies: 8,163
Views: 2,582,174
Posted By Frkl

Look at that! And the wheels are original? The...

Look at that! And the wheels are original? The anodizing is spotless. If you are going to ride that, please please get a second pair of wheels so those don't get worn! :)
02-23-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,141
Posted By Frkl

Thanks for the thumbs up. I don't really...

Thanks for the thumbs up.

I don't really know how much defending i can or should do.

For those who agree with me--because they have experience in international bike markets, because they might...
02-23-22, 05:02 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,141
Posted By Frkl

@ US Consumer, "We, the cycling press, as dutiful...

@ US Consumer, "We, the cycling press, as dutiful mouthpieces of the marketing departments of bike makers, would like to tell you something that has absolutely nothing to do with our need to sell...
02-22-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By Frkl

A hand built, used wheel can last a lot longer...

A hand built, used wheel can last a lot longer than a machine made new one that costs more. So, the wheels on there might work well for you. Or, try to find a used pair with a good braking surface...
02-22-22, 04:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 605
Posted By Frkl

It sounds like you want really contradictory...

It sounds like you want really contradictory things. On the one hand, staying with late 1980s 3ttt but wanting a hand position that was simply not how bikes were set up/riden then. These are...
02-15-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,572
Posted By Frkl

Sorry, I am not sure what case I should make? ...

Sorry, I am not sure what case I should make?

I don't know the answer to the question, I posed it as a sincere question for discussion. I am fine with everyone thinking different things, actually...
02-15-22, 03:26 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,572
Posted By Frkl

Definitely makes a difference if you build the...

Definitely makes a difference if you build the bike up from parts in the first place or if it is purchased as a complete bike. With a bike built up from scratch, it has no form defined by someone...
02-14-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,572
Posted By Frkl

I would also say "the frame" is the tipping...

I would also say "the frame" is the tipping point, as a first reaction, but to muddy the waters a bit with a true story: I built up a mountain bike and for the most part was really happy with it. ...
Forum: Commuting
02-14-22, 04:34 AM
Replies: 15,572
Views: 11,929,459
Posted By Frkl

It's actually attached to a 6 speed XT tumbie :)....

It's actually attached to a 6 speed XT tumbie :).

In friction mode it is compatible; those shifters pull enough cable for pretty much anything, I think. I keep it on there because it makes me...
02-14-22, 03:55 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,572
Posted By Frkl

If you change all the parts . . . is it still the same bike?

There is a philosophical puzzle called the Ship of Theseus, named after an ancient Greek legend: Theseus goes sailing, and over time he and his crew replace every part of their ship, bit by bit. Is...
Forum: Commuting
02-14-22, 03:14 AM
Replies: 15,572
Views: 11,929,459
Posted By Frkl

Here is my commuter. ...

Here is my commuter.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1011x660/img_20220214_093039_100_d928558521cbe85f9a53a4d3ac53c87ca2101548.jpg

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02-12-22, 03:03 AM
Replies: 5,209
Views: 3,666,993
Posted By Frkl

Lugs and nobbies look so great together. Very...

Lugs and nobbies look so great together. Very nice.
02-12-22, 12:59 AM
Replies: 7,361
Views: 3,238,196
Posted By Frkl

I also have the Tektro RL520 levers attached to V...

I also have the Tektro RL520 levers attached to V brakes and they feel great. I actually think they look better than the standard pull Tektro road levers, less bulbous.

They come in silver and...
02-07-22, 02:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By Frkl

Absolutely. I read the link you had posted to...

Absolutely. I read the link you had posted to this approach.

The model doesn't say anything about what you have to do, of course. The model is just a tool to think with, and one has to be very...
02-04-22, 04:37 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 17,733
Posted By Frkl

Simple CAD model

For the fun of it, I put together a simple CAD model to look at how shortening cranks can change fit.

I started a new thread with the model here:
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01-31-22, 03:33 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 17,733
Posted By Frkl

It's more complicated in terms of saddle height...

It's more complicated in terms of saddle height changes, and depends on frame geometry and you saddle setback preferences. I just posted a reply to another post here about this relationship, then saw...
01-24-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5,209
Views: 3,666,993
Posted By Frkl

Swiss Cresta Pro (1994-ish) drop bar conversion

Here is my Cresta Pro from about 1994. Cresta is a Swiss brand, and this was their top of the line, full XT-equipped cross bike. It's got a lugged Columbus Gara OR frame, so it is a steam roller but...
01-23-22, 04:41 AM
Replies: 7,361
Views: 3,238,196
Posted By Frkl

Shogun (Germany) Drop Bar Mountain Bike

Here is my drop bar Shogun (Germany) mountain bike, sadly no longer with us after I cracked the frame.
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01-21-22, 06:29 AM
Replies: 1,482
Views: 338,343
Posted By Frkl

It's great to see this often underappreciated...

It's great to see this often underappreciated type of bike getting the attention it deserves. But the under-appreciation is really a US phenomenon--when I moved abroad I was surprised that these were...
01-20-22, 03:55 AM
Replies: 7,361
Views: 3,238,196
Posted By Frkl

Fantastic thread

What a great thread. I somehow missed this when I was working on my first drop bar mountain bike. I have almost completed its replacement after the first met an undignified end (garage door, roof...
Forum: Introductions
01-20-22, 03:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 670
Posted By Frkl

Hello from the 1990s

Hello All,
I've been lurking in the forum for a long time and have finally decided to get active.

My addiction to bikes is about evenly divided between riding and building/restoring bikes. I ride...
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