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02-21-19, 02:21 PM
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Posted By Dfrost

I’m able to fit two bikes without wheels in the...

I’m able to fit two bikes without wheels in the back seat of the Kia Optima. I made a cover and use a strip of carpet runner to protect upholstery, which sees more frequent use when the dog travels...
02-19-19, 01:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By Dfrost

Thank you for that correction. One should always...

Thank you for that correction. One should always check St. Sheldon first!
02-19-19, 01:31 AM
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Posted By Dfrost

You don’t have to use a modern, chunky looking...

You don’t have to use a modern, chunky looking crankset with brifters, despite what the manufacturers want you to believe/spend.
02-19-19, 01:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By Dfrost

My Sugino AT crank has a near perfect chainline...

My Sugino AT crank has a near perfect chainline and decently low Q-Factor with a 127mm BB plus spacers to create the desired asymmetry. So your existing 127.5 should do very nicely.

I had a...
02-18-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By Dfrost

I build custom 8-speed cassettes (12-28, 12-30)...

I build custom 8-speed cassettes (12-28, 12-30) from loose Shimano, SRAM or Miche cogs, and alter the tooth counts so the close combinations are where I like them for my chainrings and desired...
02-18-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By Dfrost

I’m reasonably sure that Shimano 8, 9 and...

I’m reasonably sure that Shimano 8, 9 and 10-speed cassettes are all the same overall width (except Dura-Ace 8-speed), since they fit on the same freehub body, just different cog spacing. So the same...
02-18-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 882
Posted By Dfrost

Shop around for shoes that fit you well. There...

Shop around for shoes that fit you well. There are lots of variations in fit to go along with our many foot shapes. Do you have an REI near you? They typically have a decent selection in-store and...
02-05-19, 01:54 AM
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Views: 1,827,542
Posted By Dfrost

My ‘87 Marinoni was built for a 130mm rear hub,...

My ‘87 Marinoni was built for a 130mm rear hub, but the ‘79 Miyata was re-spaced to that width. I had it done professionally, but I’ve also done a DIY re-space on a weird tandem. Twasn’t hard to do.
01-25-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1,072
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Posted By Dfrost

Need a Dura-Ace AX RD-7300?

Anybody looking for one of these? We came across this one at Bike Works in pretty reasonable shape.
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01-19-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 832
Posted By Dfrost

My beautiful deep red ‘92 Klein, along with the...

My beautiful deep red ‘92 Klein, along with the framed poster of a Klein carrying a Porsche (“The Aluminum Klein. It could change your priorities”), were integral parts of the living room decor in my...
01-18-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 707
Posted By Dfrost

@abshipp, Here are some photos I just shot...

@abshipp,

Here are some photos I just shot with the black reraked Miyata in front of the red horizontal TT Marinoni so you can see the difference in TT slope (“After”). I was very careful to place...
01-18-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 707
Posted By Dfrost

Adding rake/ reducing trail makes the bike handle...

Adding rake/ reducing trail makes the bike handle better with a front load - rando bag, low rider panniers. When I first asked gugie to add low rider bosses to the 912 fork to adapt it for travel...
01-18-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 707
Posted By Dfrost

I’m sure REI’s fence is properly level, but I...

I’m sure REI’s fence is properly level, but I didn’t take any effort to arrange the 912 parallel to that fence.

I’ll take another comparison picture today to give you a better sense of the “after”...
01-18-19, 01:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 707
Posted By Dfrost

Here’s my Miyata 912 before and after gugie...

Here’s my Miyata 912 before and after gugie reraked the fork, increasing rake by 8mm. Sorry I don’t have garage door shots for comparison. The now slightly downward sloping TT is only apparent when...
01-17-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,021
Posted By Dfrost

I recently rebuilt this Rodriguez for a friend....

I recently rebuilt this Rodriguez for a friend. The photo below show the color well, which looks very much like your lovely Eisentraut. I mention it because Chrysler “Deep Sea Blue” (think I got that...
01-17-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,550
Posted By Dfrost

My big black ‘79 912 in post #10...

My big black ‘79 912 in post #10 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=10) with Gugificazione mods for the front bag and not shown low rider rack, originally came with 27”...
01-16-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,550
Posted By Dfrost

I am also a huge fan of sports touring bikes -...

I am also a huge fan of sports touring bikes - those that are fast (with the right engine), fun in any situation and functional. My Klein Performance was certainly that throughout the 10 years and...
01-13-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 657
Posted By Dfrost

Spokes have gotten MUCH better since those...

Spokes have gotten MUCH better since those originals on lovely Miyata were made. Nowadays, all the well known brands (Sapir, DT, Wheelsmith) are stainless steel, and offer butted versions, which...
01-12-19, 11:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,075
Posted By Dfrost

And please add your location. We love to peruse...

And please add your location. We love to peruse your local Craigslist to help you find that perfect project bike, and in some areas, there’s the occasional C&V group ride.
01-10-19, 01:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,446
Posted By Dfrost

Glad that surgery, etc. is now behind you, Scott....

Glad that surgery, etc. is now behind you, Scott. My best wishes for your recovery process. The view will be so much better now that you can actually bend your neck to see it!
01-09-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,870
Posted By Dfrost

Kleins do have that feel, like the ‘92...

Kleins do have that feel, like the ‘92 Performance that I used hard for over 35,000 miles. Too bad it was a size small for older me (and wouldn’t have accommodated the supple wide tires I now enjoy),...
01-09-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 551
Posted By Dfrost

Oh, yeah! In my early 40’s when I returned...

Oh, yeah!

In my early 40’s when I returned to cycling and was 6’1.5” with really long legs, I could easily ride this 60cm Klein, with a normal height stem, so the bars were about 3” below the...
01-08-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,975
Posted By Dfrost

Love that photo, Andy Antipas, as well as others...

Love that photo, Andy Antipas, as well as others you’ve shared of you son.
01-06-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,851
Posted By Dfrost

I was referring to a tentative C&V group ride on...

I was referring to a tentative C&V group ride on 3/9, anticipating that we will be busy on 3/10 finding the perfect whatever at the Swap Meet on 3/10.
01-04-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,851
Posted By Dfrost

Thank you, Andy Antipas and Wildwood for those...

Thank you, Andy Antipas and Wildwood for those photos and reminders of hugely fun C&V gatherings. Looks like we’re already thinking of another PNW ride/meet around the Cascade Bike Swap on March 9....
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