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03-18-19, 02:59 PM
03-18-19, 02:57 PM
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Posted By RiddleOfSteel

An update and some food for thought concerning...

An update and some food for thought concerning electronic shifting as these systems age:

I was out on a ride with tricky, which was a lot of fun. Apart from some minor seat post clamp issues on...
03-18-19, 01:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

That nugget of Italian bicycles having, previous...

That nugget of Italian bicycles having, previous to this, 80-90mm of bottom bracket drop, is very cool to me. I do like lower bottom brackets and would like to try something to that extreme. I have...
03-17-19, 10:51 AM
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Views: 475
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

They were Kenda K34 white wall tires. 27" x 1...

They were Kenda K34 white wall tires. 27" x 1 1/4" -- Not light by any stretch, and I ended up running them at 75 PSI to stave off the sluggishness as the bike let me know that she was quite fond of...
03-16-19, 10:23 PM
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Views: 475
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I like so many forms of your Volare! My '74...

I like so many forms of your Volare!

My '74 Paramount has been through nearly as many compositions, from period correct to touring triple with downtube shifters, then with STIs (very briefly),...
03-16-19, 11:16 AM
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Posted By RiddleOfSteel

All of us Prologue owners shout in unison "These...

All of us Prologue owners shout in unison "These are phenomenal frames!!" because it is the absolute truth. $200 is a great deal for that sublime a chassis.
03-16-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 881
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Yeah, I think all of Schwinn's second tier (under...

Yeah, I think all of Schwinn's second tier (under the Paramount) bikes were at least sleeper worthy, even if they weren't chosen as rides. Peloton, Circuit (same bike, new name), and Prologue. All...
03-15-19, 11:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,151
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

My essential categories are: 1) Dry...

My essential categories are:

1) Dry [weather] bikes
2) Wet [weather] bike

Dry weather bikes = no fenders, and can range from the nuttiest crit geometry'd frame to a full on tourer. Wet...
03-15-19, 11:02 PM
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Views: 534
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Ah, yes. Indeed!

Ah, yes. Indeed!
03-15-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 534
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Given that the top tube dent is minor and under...

Given that the top tube dent is minor and under the cable, and that the paint is in excellent condition, I'd leave it as is. My '85 Schwinn Peloton has a gorgeous fire red-orange metallic paint color...
03-15-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 787
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Apart from simply chucking a fendered winter/rain...

Apart from simply chucking a fendered winter/rain bike with 32mm tires for convenience, I'm right there with ya. I think if/when I do the metric again, I'll bring a skinnier-tired bike. I just like...
03-15-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 349
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I am so thankful for Tange and their fork date...

I am so thankful for Tange and their fork date stamping! Isn't it great?

I, too, searched for REI and Novara catalogs from this era and found nothing. There's stuff from the early 2000s onward,...
03-15-19, 12:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 534
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

From my scouring, the year range I think we're...

From my scouring, the year range I think we're looking at is 1979 to 1980--and you've already narrowed it down there from other details. I have a 1981 716 (710 frame), but that year was the first...
03-14-19, 11:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 736
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

What's inside my LBS(s)? Most of the things I...

What's inside my LBS(s)? Most of the things I buy! :roflmao2:

More seriously, Recycled Cycles has a TON of properly vintage performance bikes hanging above head, throughout the entire shop. Road,...
03-14-19, 11:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 349
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Well shoot if this isn't timely as I just picked...

Well shoot if this isn't timely as I just picked up and refurbished a 1985 (late 1984 stamped serial number) Novara Strada with the same graphics scheme. I was informed that it had a Suntour LePree...
03-14-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 787
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

:lol: Well you can count me in on tricky's...

:lol: Well you can count me in on tricky's sentiments. The Port Angeles ride last year was really fun. Hurricane Ridge, as another PA-based ride, is a beautiful, if grueling constant grind up 4200 or...
03-14-19, 12:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Your derailleurs are compatible with STI...

Your derailleurs are compatible with STI shifters, provided the shifters aren't new 11-speed ones, or 10-speed Tiagra with the new hood shape ("4700" generation), or 8-speed Dura-Ace ones from the...
03-13-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,810
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Does a fillet-brazed, steel, [Dennis] Bushnell...

Does a fillet-brazed, steel, [Dennis] Bushnell track frameset circa 1992-1993 count? Saved from the recycling bin in the sky by the eagle-eyed Recycle & Reuse staff at our local non-profit bike shop,...
03-13-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,695
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

In the end, I am. It was fun to try it, and...

In the end, I am. It was fun to try it, and although the seat post looks cool to me (when not mounted to a bike and thus with no context), when on the bike it left much to be desired. A far cry from...
03-13-19, 02:00 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,925
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

At least it's not James ("Hank") pronouncing...

At least it's not James ("Hank") pronouncing Campagnolo "Cam-pan-YAL-o"

Brutal, man, brutal.

I like James as a presenter and general dude. But man, even my American tongue, which feels like it...
03-13-19, 12:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,594
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I technically have a number of them because all I...

I technically have a number of them because all I build are winners.... Ok, semi-joking aside, the proven 7-irons are my Davidson Impulse, my Masi Nuova Strada, and my Schwinn Prologue. I could have...
03-12-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,034
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I've had this thought for a book title for a...

I've had this thought for a book title for a little while: All My Favorite Bikes Have Top Tube Dents.

I encourage you to ride your 1000! Had an '82 myself and it was very very nice. Well made...
03-12-19, 01:00 AM
Replies: 1,171
Views: 64,563
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Fresh after building the '74 Paramount with...

Fresh after building the '74 Paramount with electronic shifting (boy do I want to ride that thing now!), I met up with a number of other BF members at the Seattle Bike Swap, where I took a number of...
03-12-19, 12:31 AM
Replies: 17,045
Views: 2,558,403
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Yeah, that's a $225-250 bike in most decent...

Yeah, that's a $225-250 bike in most decent markets. $415 is for very nice higher volume and well-spec'd downtube shifter bikes or entry-level brifter bikes that are ready to roll.

The best...
03-12-19, 12:21 AM
Replies: 845
Views: 131,111
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

For reasons unknown as to why my whiz-bang...

For reasons unknown as to why my whiz-bang smartphone is all over the map with regard to photographing things in different lighting situations, I present 6pm on a starting-to-rain evening. And the...
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