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09-21-09, 09:07 AM
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Posted By purevl

ISO: A GT Rage, GT Edge Aero, or GT Vengeance in...

ISO: A GT Rage, GT Edge Aero, or GT Vengeance in 56-58. I'm looking for one of the aluminum versions with aero tubing.
07-04-09, 12:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,643
Posted By purevl

Alright, if you say so. The Columbus tubing...

Alright, if you say so. The Columbus tubing charts that I've seen indicate that the only difference between the two sets is the reinforcements, so I would assume that would be the way to tell. I...
07-03-09, 12:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,334
Posted By purevl

[QUOTE=BOBSONATOR;9212085]I just won

[QUOTE=BOBSONATOR;9212085]I

just


won
07-03-09, 12:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,643
Posted By purevl

The "X" series tubing, like SLX, all have...

The "X" series tubing, like SLX, all have "helical reinforcements" while the standard tubes do not. If you pull the bottom bracket and the seat post and shine a flashlight through the seattube you...
07-02-09, 11:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 863
Posted By purevl

That's the sort of bike that's typically referred...

That's the sort of bike that's typically referred to as a "shopper" which probably trickled down from a version of the Raleigh Twenty by that name. It's meant as a sort of unisex, very adjustable,...
07-02-09, 11:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,594
Posted By purevl

A lot of it is concentrated on your blog.

A lot of it is concentrated on your blog.
07-02-09, 07:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,871
Posted By purevl

You got it mixed up. Miura explained, twice,...

You got it mixed up.

Miura explained, twice, that the bars on the bike are reproductions of a pre-WWII style handlebar popularized by Major Taylor. Which is why he feels that they don't suit the...
07-02-09, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By purevl

I think these cleats would work: ...

I think these cleats would work:
http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=10956
I'm a toe-clip guy myself so I'm no expert. I don't believe any claim of "obsolescence" made...
07-02-09, 02:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,082
Posted By purevl

Welcome to C&V, we're a friendly group by and...

Welcome to C&V, we're a friendly group by and large, even if I do get the impression that you came because someone felt inclined to tattle on those of us who had reservations.

Yes, that is the...
07-01-09, 09:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,082
Posted By purevl

No, perfection in that craft is the same as...

No, perfection in that craft is the same as perfection in any other similar craft. Have you ever seen a piece of (good) handmade jewelry, or better yet, a hand made watch? They possess the sort of...
07-01-09, 11:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,082
Posted By purevl

He has some neat stuff for sure, but I think he's...

He has some neat stuff for sure, but I think he's way too impressed with himself. I'm especially turned off by the way he says several times that stuff he got overpaid for should have sold for more....
07-01-09, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 736
Posted By purevl

With a sloping top tube it doesn't make sense to...

With a sloping top tube it doesn't make sense to measure the seat tube at all. The only sizing scheme that makes any real sense on compact bikes is the virtual top tube length, since it's the only...
07-01-09, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By purevl

Interrupter levers have hinged clamps. Or...

Interrupter levers have hinged clamps.

Or you could try shimming the levers you already have on there. A single wrap of cloth tape: looks good, gives the clamp area a greater diameter and more...
Replies: 52
Views: 5,067
Posted By purevl

(emphasis mine) Not to pick nits or...

(emphasis mine)

Not to pick nits or anything, but how do you know?

I'm a big fan of both Fuji and Miyata, and I can understand where you are coming from but I think you are letting your own...
Replies: 52
Views: 5,067
Posted By purevl

Fair enough, nothing can replace first hand...

Fair enough, nothing can replace first hand experience. It just occurs to me that if Miyata drew these super-specific tubes, that would make them the only company to have ever done that. Maybe...
06-29-09, 07:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,857
Posted By purevl

I'll trade you straight up, narrower bars,...

I'll trade you straight up, narrower bars, shorter stem, friction shifters (bar end or down tube) for your cockpit. Deal? :)
Replies: 52
Views: 5,067
Posted By purevl

Jim, I have a question. I have a Koga-Miyata...

Jim, I have a question.

I have a Koga-Miyata and a Univega Gran Turismo (which whether it's the same bike or not, you'd be hard pressed to tell it apart from the 612 in the catalogues) so I've...
06-28-09, 06:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,849
Posted By purevl

You know, after I posted I felt like perhaps I...

You know, after I posted I felt like perhaps I remembered you having mentioned an interest in computer graphics before. I think it was in passing, perhaps in reference to another forum you frequent....
06-28-09, 03:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,849
Posted By purevl

Maybe they were just listening to their...

Maybe they were just listening to their customers? A lot of girls I know prefer stem shifters to DTs and feel more secure with "safety" levers. They just aren't concerned with frictional losses or...
06-28-09, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 937
Posted By purevl

It has Columbus dropouts, so it's probably not...

It has Columbus dropouts, so it's probably not gaspipe, and it's well-equipped so it likely wasn't cheap new.
06-28-09, 10:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 750
Posted By purevl

Because Robbie is not the type of guy to sell...

Because Robbie is not the type of guy to sell something to someone if he thinks there's a good chance it's gonna break on them. Personally, I find that admirable, but then bikes have never been a...
06-28-09, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By purevl

At least the body of the seat is flexible...

At least the body of the seat is flexible plastic. One of my Nishikis came with a similar faux-quilted leather seat made out of stamped sheet metal.
06-28-09, 10:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,849
Posted By purevl

Maybe I'm misunderstanding your perspective. If...

Maybe I'm misunderstanding your perspective. If one is looking at the bike from the drive side, then the Y-axis is where wheel base is determined. If you were looking at it from the front then the...
06-28-09, 09:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,849
Posted By purevl

This is what I don't understand. In general,...

This is what I don't understand. In general, women have legs that are longer in proportion to their heights than men. (As an aside I'm speaking in culturally specific fashion, my Japanese roommate...
06-28-09, 08:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,953
Posted By purevl

I was going to ask about the bars too, but I see...

I was going to ask about the bars too, but I see that unwirthy1 beat me to it. Regarding your suggestion, can you do that on your side of the pond? What you are saying would be illegal in the US. ...
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