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Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By woodcraft

The 30mm Paves look great, if a bit pricey. Fine...

The 30mm Paves look great, if a bit pricey. Fine on those rims.

Hard no on using tofu for glue.
01-26-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 3,663
Posted By tremolo1965

My only racing bicycle. I bought this February...

My only racing bicycle. I bought this February 2012 from an ex racer / mechanic who brought the bike from his hometown in Florence. He had purchased the bike in 1979 from Roberto Poggiali. This is my...
01-26-22, 03:38 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 3,663
Posted By Gary Fountain

A 1991 Colnago Super Belgian 'Collstrop-Isoglass'...

A 1991 Colnago Super Belgian 'Collstrop-Isoglass' team bike that I now own:

https://i.imgur.com/oUwJeEx.jpg
01-25-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 3,663
Posted By rccardr

Well, there's this: ...

Well, there's this:
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And this:...
01-24-22, 09:38 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 3,663
Posted By Drillium Dude

1980 Saba. So why does it say "Alpina"? Read...

1980 Saba. So why does it say "Alpina"? Read on...

Another bike found in London during my two-year tour in the mid-90s, this was in pretty bad shape paint-wise. Had it refinished in flo-orange by...
01-16-22, 02:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 522
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Packing bikes can be tricky, if not difficult....

Packing bikes can be tricky, if not difficult. Everything protrudes and is subject to getting bent or broken. If not a bike enthusiast or an hour or so's worth of research and planning of how to pack...
12-02-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,061
Posted By genejockey

I'm glad they're getting serious, at least at the...

I'm glad they're getting serious, at least at the top levels. I'd hate to see someone "Rosie Ruiz (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosie_Ruiz)" their way to an eSports championship.
11-23-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,995
Posted By steelbikeguy

I've got two BG articles in my archives. I'll...

I've got two BG articles in my archives. I'll just post one of them, and if there is interest, will post the other...

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...
11-18-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,687
Posted By merziac

Again, this far down the line anything can be on...

Again, this far down the line anything can be on the table IMO, what ever it takes for comfort, fit, hills, ascent, descent, desire to get on the bike, stay in the saddle longer, etc. :thumb:

So...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,149
Posted By FrankTuna

I LOVE the Roubaix...it felt "right" the instant...

I LOVE the Roubaix...it felt "right" the instant I test rode it. I've typically had to buy bikes without test rides because no one seems to stock 61cm!! If it could take a 38mm tire it would probably...
10-07-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 617
Posted By bear_a_bug

C'mon, 52telecaster , take the plunge! I liked my...

C'mon, 52telecaster , take the plunge! I liked my '83 620 as a 700c bike, but I LOVE it as a dedicated 650B bike.
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09-21-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,377
Posted By curbtender

Cut about a ten inch piece of cable with head....

Cut about a ten inch piece of cable with head. 7700 sti is pretty smooth so it shouldn't hang up at all. Run it up and down to make sure you get 8 clicks and try it again with the cable in place....
09-17-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 16,735
Posted By JaccoW

Day 3 - Montpellier to Béziers

Day 3 - Montpellier to Béziers (2021-Aug-25)Strava (https://www.strava.com/activities/5851296189)

People in Montpellier asked us why we even wanted to go there. The truth is, it's halfway to...
09-17-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 16,735
Posted By JaccoW

Day 2 - Port-de-bouc to Montpellier

Day 2 - Port-de-bouc to Montpellier (2021-Aug-23)Strava (https://www.strava.com/activities/5840889631)

On day 2 we had some distance to catch up on so we drove 141 km from Port-de-Bouc to...
09-14-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 16,735
Posted By JaccoW

Day1: Marseille to Port-de-Bouc

Day 1: Marseille to Port-de-Bouc (2021-Aug-22)Strava - Day 1 (https://www.strava.com/activities/5834726788)

So on our day of arrival we headed into Marseille to get some food, ship our train bags...
08-19-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 16,735
Posted By JaccoW

Remember how I had a flat a month ago? I finally...

Remember how I had a flat a month ago? I finally took some time off from packing to fix the tube so I can bring it as a spare this vacation. For some reason there were two pairs of snakebites. One on...
08-18-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 909
Views: 278,112
Posted By jlaw

1979 Trek 710

I acquired this bike in its original form from a discerning gentleman from Mass. - turns out he is also a BF member. He got it from the original owner - then did a down-to-the-frame rehab. The 24"...
07-17-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,386
Posted By fliplap

This bike lives in full touring guise now, I...

This bike lives in full touring guise now, I ditched the flexy 50.4 Sugino PX and narrow spaced 10s and went back to the 46-36-24 triple paired to a wide, 11-34, 9s. I also picked up a lightly loved...
07-07-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1989) Eight Titanium Bikes

Titanium road bikes reviewed are FUJI Titanium, PANASONIC PICS CTI-2, SPECTRUM Titanium, and MIYATA Titan.
Titanium mountain bikes reviewed are LITESPEED, MARIN Team Titanium, MERLIN Titanium, and...
07-05-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 16,735
Posted By JaccoW

So the ride across the southern province was a...

So the ride across the southern province was a nice one this weekend. We did have to cut sunday short because of heavy rain but all in all it was a great ride.

The Graveller was noticeably slower...
06-09-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 16,735
Posted By JaccoW

Right, so I just cleaned the bike and a friend...

Right, so I just cleaned the bike and a friend and I plan to take it on a small two day tour next week.

No major updates, just some better shots of the stainless steel Tubus Tara front rack and...
06-06-21, 10:32 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,167
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

These next photos will be the last you'll see of...

These next photos will be the last you'll see of it in this original color etc. Colin mentioned finding rust underneath the paint as he removed it for canti work--certainly something I've known about...
06-06-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 55,565
Posted By Hobbiano

Here's a scan of a Bicycle Guide article on the...

Here's a scan of a Bicycle Guide article on the '84 Trek 510 & 760 equipped with Campagnolo Triomphe And Victory components. They have the specifications of both bikes but seem to only talk about the...
05-28-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,167
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Fast forward some more and we have the additions...

Fast forward some more and we have the additions of two more Specialized Ribcage II bottle cages joining the single one I had. Drops 75g over the silver Sunlites. I have long used the Ribcage cages...
05-24-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By SpeedofLite

Frames and Framebuilding (1988) In Praise of Steel

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05-10-21, 02:18 AM
Replies: 5,092
Views: 3,607,727
Posted By JaccoW

My vintage 1992 Koga-Miyata Traveller touring...

My vintage 1992 Koga-Miyata Traveller touring bike turned gravel. 40x622 tyres and an Ultegra 2x 11 Deore drivetrain. Microshift bar-ends are on their way... somewhere but they are sold out...
04-30-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 18,383
Views: 2,152,409
Posted By Drillium Dude

I will keep an eye out for a blue 80s Trek and if...

I will keep an eye out for a blue 80s Trek and if you pass opposite again give me a wave and I'll know it's you :)

DD
04-30-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 18,383
Views: 2,152,409
Posted By AJI125

Lookout Mountain and Red Rocks. My longest ride...

Lookout Mountain and Red Rocks. My longest ride (66) and most climbing (5100+) to date.

Every time I see it I’m in awe of the beauty of Red Rocks. Been a few years since I saw a show there, but...
04-29-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 18,383
Views: 2,152,409
Posted By Drillium Dude

Been wearing out the tires on this: ...

Been wearing out the tires on this:

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Seeing sights like these:
...
04-28-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 18,383
Views: 2,152,409
Posted By nlerner

I picked up this ‘74 Int’l frameset from Andy_K...

I picked up this ‘74 Int’l frameset from Andy_K over the winter, built it up with various bits I had around, but it wasn’t until today that I had a chance to give it a test run:

...
04-28-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 18,383
Views: 2,152,409
Posted By rccardr

Beautiful warm day for a 40+ miler from Reston...

Beautiful warm day for a 40+ miler from Reston down to the Potomac, up past Roosevelt Island, through The Eight Hills Of Arlington, and back.
This buddy makes for an excellent companion:
...
04-28-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 18,383
Views: 2,152,409
Posted By rccardr

Yeah, it was a stunner: ...

Yeah, it was a stunner:
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04-27-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18,383
Views: 2,152,409
Posted By non-fixie

You are all champs to me. :) Anyway, today...

You are all champs to me. :)

Anyway, today is King's Day in Holland, a national holiday. The weather was fine, and with the country still mostly locked down, there weren't too many options. So...
04-27-21, 01:14 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,167
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Well, folks, I turned my 620 into a Lexus.... My...

Well, folks, I turned my 620 into a Lexus.... My previously skeptical self (for good reason) with regard to big tires, their aesthetic, and their benefits, has been disproven. Crazy. Sure, big tires...
04-21-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,373
Posted By MarkusForest

Late breaking news. I finally found some time to...

Late breaking news. I finally found some time to clean up the fork and behind the dirt I found the matching serial number!
...
03-30-21, 04:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,402
Posted By non-fixie

Light touring in the Low Countries C&V style? ...

Light touring in the Low Countries C&V style?

My vote would go to the Gazelle Champion Mondial Semi-Race. Easy to find in Holland (there are at least five on MP right now) and very nicely made.
...
03-29-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,402
Posted By alexnagui

I've done some gravel cycling on my Gazelle with...

I've done some gravel cycling on my Gazelle with 35mm tires and it was a lot of fun, I've would have probably felt more comfortable on a mountain bike at certain points, but it was still a lot of...
03-29-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,091
Posted By Germany_chris

Then you’ll get another like I did 😉

Then you’ll get another like I did 😉
03-29-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,091
Posted By The Golden Boy

This thread pushed me in the opposite direction...

This thread pushed me in the opposite direction and I just bought a Berthoud.
03-26-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2,653
Views: 933,442
Posted By polymorphself

Holy smokes that’s a beautiful example.

Holy smokes that’s a beautiful example.
03-26-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 967
Posted By billytwosheds

Just joined the C&V Strava group.

Just joined the C&V Strava group.
03-25-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,972
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

But what if a quill stem became an option again,...

But what if a quill stem became an option again, due to the need to run Open 4 wheels and having that composition change not work with the modern headset and stem combination? What if the only truly...
03-24-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 967
Posted By tricky

Here ya go! https://www.strava.com/clubs/candv ...

Here ya go! https://www.strava.com/clubs/candv

No PNW specific bikeforums.net C&V group on Strava, but plenty of C&V forum members in the area. Some are riding together. I am hunkered down till I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By Camilo

I have a set of the HWY1 bars in 26 and they are...

I have a set of the HWY1 bars in 26 and they are an excellent example of the bars the OP is looking for. And they look nice and aren't expensive.

I also have a set of Civia Emerson in 26 and they...
03-20-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 18,383
Views: 2,152,409
Posted By northbend

Got out on the last day of winter for a couple...

Got out on the last day of winter for a couple hours in between chores. One of my usual routes in the Upper Valley.

The ride was bookended by Rattlesnake Lake and the end of the pavement on the...
03-19-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 23,521
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Updated. Links take one directly to online-hosted...

Updated. Links take one directly to online-hosted PDFs. Great scans (aka hi-res), so don't worry if it loads more slowly than normal. It means you can zoom in!
03-15-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,631
Posted By steelbikeguy

fwiw... a Sugino AT set up as a 34-50 compact...

fwiw... a Sugino AT set up as a 34-50 compact crank, with a Shimano 8 speed rear end. Works quite nicely, although the selection of 8 speed cassettes isn't what it used to be.
Shifted with bar...
03-03-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,520
Posted By Doug Fattic

1n 1987 to promote Sante components, Shimano...

1n 1987 to promote Sante components, Shimano teamed up with Bicycling magazine to sponsor a contest asking frame builders to make a bicycle with Sante components. The winner would be awarded $3000....
03-01-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,576
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

One can have a "whippy" bike that is constantly...

One can have a "whippy" bike that is constantly out of sync with its rider and a rubber noodle of a thing (done that). A "stiff" bike can plane or be in sync with its rider. It can also be rubbish...
02-28-21, 11:30 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,972
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

TEST RIDE TIME - FINALLY! I don't know why...

TEST RIDE TIME - FINALLY!

I don't know why this project at only a few weeks seems like it's taken longer. Maybe it's all the wishing or willing of (used) components "that should be available" and...
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