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05-29-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 29,323
Posted By jyl

Sweet talk them into a 140 mm 17 deg and I’m...

Sweet talk them into a 140 mm 17 deg and I’m ordering! Multiple.
05-25-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,544
Posted By jyl

P clamps save the (fender) day again!

P clamps save the (fender) day again!
05-22-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 433
Posted By jyl

I have a PX-10 frameset sitting around with...

I have a PX-10 frameset sitting around with nothing to do...

Had thought of single speeding it. But never was real motivated.

I’ll go measure tire clearances.
05-21-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 433
Posted By jyl

https://road.cc/content/buyers-guide/cyclocross-v-...

https://road.cc/content/buyers-guide/cyclocross-v-gravel-bikes-whats-difference-205556

I admit I am not informed on the nuances
05-21-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 433
Posted By jyl

Choose and Spec A C&V Gravel Bike

Gravel bikes are, it seems, the hot trend right now.

Suppose you want a no compromise gravel bike, but it has to all be C&V.

You can mix up groups, put MTB kit on a randonneur frame, road...
05-20-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 630
Posted By jyl

No, I have a Vitus 997 (992 with CF tubes). ...

No, I have a Vitus 997 (992 with CF tubes). Rides great. Similar era as the KG171, I think. The model was ridden by some pro teams, you see it in Lotto colors sometimes. It’ll be getting CF rims...
05-20-20, 12:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 630
Posted By jyl

I think I just found my next “target” - that...

I think I just found my next “target” - that looks great and the racing history of that model is impressive!
05-11-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,441
Posted By jyl

I agree, the weight savings is very tempting. ...

I agree, the weight savings is very tempting. That long, thick gauge, steel steerer weighs a lot. 1 lb saving from a full carbon fork, you think?
05-11-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,441
Posted By jyl

That’s gorgeous!

That’s gorgeous!
05-08-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,458
Posted By jyl

I wear full finger gloves, old mountain bike...

I wear full finger gloves, old mountain bike habit, protects your fingers better if you go down.

For summer I wear some SmartWool stretchy wool gloves, thin material, not hot. I went down a...
05-08-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,024
Posted By jyl

They were already owned by a conglomerate - I...

They were already owned by a conglomerate - I just don’t want them to disappear or move everything to China!
05-08-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,024
Posted By jyl

I use Open Pros and Mavic shoes all the time. ...

I use Open Pros and Mavic shoes all the time.

I think they have some good tubeless rim and tire products.

I love the yellow Mavic neutral service motorcycles and bikes.

Too much history and...
05-08-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,024
Posted By jyl

Mavic in Trouble?

Mavic in receivership :-(
05-07-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,441
Posted By jyl

Thank you. Cogitating . . . tempting . . .

Thank you. Cogitating . . . tempting . . .
05-07-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,126
Posted By jyl

What!?! Are we getting Guglielmana tattoos...

What!?!

Are we getting Guglielmana tattoos too?
05-07-20, 03:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,441
Posted By jyl

Great looking bikes. What headset are you using,...

Great looking bikes. What headset are you using, do you like it? Which trail # and finish did you pick for the fork? Any quirks when installing?
05-06-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 7,760
Views: 2,253,631
Posted By jyl

That’s lovely. 992 is a great frame!

That’s lovely. 992 is a great frame!
05-06-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,441
Posted By jyl

The “Minimal” model here is pretty sleek! And...

The “Minimal” model here is pretty sleek! And not crazy spendy either, comes in 1” steerer.

https://www.henryjames.com/columbus-products/bike-carbon-forks.html

Here is an alloy 1” threadless...
05-06-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,441
Posted By jyl

Someone needs to try “chrome painting” a carbon...

Someone needs to try “chrome painting” a carbon fork.

I don’t know if the chrome “paints” are any good or can tolerate flexing. But carbon forks can have a pleasing curved shape, so if they had...
05-05-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7,760
Views: 2,253,631
Posted By jyl

That is awesome looking! A frame like that...

That is awesome looking!

A frame like that is on my list of want want wants.
05-05-20, 03:51 AM
Replies: 1,649
Views: 149,395
Posted By jyl

3/16” is kind of a lot! In some bikes. Good to...

3/16” is kind of a lot! In some bikes. Good to know this.
05-05-20, 03:50 AM
Replies: 1,649
Views: 149,395
Posted By jyl

Thanks!

Thanks!
05-04-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1,649
Views: 149,395
Posted By jyl

Do you guys carry sealant? In a syringe, in the...

Do you guys carry sealant? In a syringe, in the little bottle, or how? Trying to get tips - thanks!
05-04-20, 01:25 AM
Replies: 7,760
Views: 2,253,631
Posted By jyl

It is very cool to have owned a bike since new,...

It is very cool to have owned a bike since new, or close to it!
05-03-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,022
Posted By jyl

Whaaat - bike shops pay? what’s the world coming...

Whaaat - bike shops pay? what’s the world coming to?
05-03-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,433
Posted By jyl

It is interesting to get on a racy bike when...

It is interesting to get on a racy bike when you’re fat, unlimber, and unfit . . . my daily commute bike (1982 Peugeot) has the bars about level with the saddle, this Look has about a 4” drop.
...
05-03-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,381
Posted By jyl

That’s a great collection and a great sister!

That’s a great collection and a great sister!
05-03-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,397
Posted By jyl

That’s a great article, thanks for posting. ...

That’s a great article, thanks for posting.

I wonder whatever became of those bikes?
05-02-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 869
Posted By jyl

The bragging is all that is really needed! ...

The bragging is all that is really needed! Winning: optional.
05-01-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,433
Posted By jyl

Hmmm . . . I should get in touch

Hmmm . . . I should get in touch
05-01-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,433
Posted By jyl

After way too much searching: My kingdom, my...

After way too much searching:

My kingdom, my kingdom for a 140 mm -17 degree stem that costs less than $100!

The stem on there now is 130 mm and a little too short. The Raleigh Team Pro is 58...
05-01-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,863
Posted By jyl

What Are You Going To Do After Pandemic?

I was talking with some folks about what are you going to do different after coronavirus.

We agreed that we’re going to do less putting things off, more experiencing stuff and bucket listing. ...
05-01-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,433
Posted By jyl

HED sells a more subtle blacked-out decal. But...

HED sells a more subtle blacked-out decal. But $50...

I wonder what it would take to custom design a decal and have it made.

Or, just a thin pinstripe of retroreflective black - look good,...
05-01-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 869
Posted By jyl

Okay, I think a lighter but not Ti chain is on...

Okay, I think a lighter but not Ti chain is on the shopping list. From what I’ve read, 10+ speed chains can “probably” be used on 9 speed, and it’s not a big $ experiment.

The bike has a 12-25...
05-01-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,433
Posted By jyl

I just looked (online) at some triathlon behind...

I just looked (online) at some triathlon behind saddle bottle cages. They can get pretty elaborate, holding dual bottles, tools, inflators, tubes, etc.

Naturally, they also look awful. At some...
05-01-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,433
Posted By jyl

gaucho777 that is an uncut innicycle headset that...

gaucho777 that is an uncut innicycle headset that
allows a threadless stem to be used on a bike with a threaded steerer. joejack951 makes these, and there is a whole thread about them. I’m really...
05-01-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,433
Posted By jyl

Here’s the bike after it’s maiden ride, an easy...

Here’s the bike after it’s maiden ride, an easy 1.5 cruise into work. As you can see from the blue tape, I’m adjusting the saddle - it went up another cm and got leveled after this picture.
...
04-30-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 869
Posted By jyl

It is the Parallel Universe Look Equipe. 18.24...

It is the Parallel Universe Look Equipe. 18.24 lb. I believe I know how it will get to 17.99 lb. But it would be really cool for weight to start with "16", if that's even possible.
04-29-20, 11:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 869
Posted By jyl

Titanium Cassette Or Chain?

Who rides with a titanium cassette? Are they as short lived as the aluminum freewheels from back in the day?

What about a Ti chain?

I have a weight weenie problem that lacks an easy solution...
04-29-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By jyl

This is how we derive BFCV’s Law Of Minimum N: ...

This is how we derive BFCV’s Law Of Minimum N:

The minimum ”n” shall be such that each bike shall require maintenance no more than once per year.
04-26-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,433
Posted By jyl

After some distractions . . .

Where were we?

Let’s see, it was Feb 1, shortly after my last post in this thread. I quit my job. Opened my own office. Started nervously watching my cashflow.

Oh, I also began picking up a few...
01-22-20, 01:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,816
Posted By jyl

As said already, Fizik white tape stays clean and...

As said already, Fizik white tape stays clean and cleans easily.

White is pro. White says your mechanic rewraps your bars after every stage.

I'd go white tape and saddle.
01-12-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 554
Posted By jyl

He makes carbon frames now, right?

He makes carbon frames now, right?
01-07-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 9,219
Posted By jyl

I played around with a crude revenue/expense...

I played around with a crude revenue/expense model and it seems to me that a very small (1000 sf), very lean (only 2 people working at any given time), very low rent ($18/sf), service-focused shop...
01-06-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,778
Posted By jyl

Be careful that the valve is straight. Sucks to...

Be careful that the valve is straight. Sucks to get the tub good and then see the stem crooked i.e. not pointing at the hub.
01-04-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By jyl

Budget for this build requires used wheels and...

Budget for this build requires used wheels and the selection of used carbon wide/deep tubular rims in very good condition with Campy freehubs is limited.m to say the least.

The bike won’t ever...
01-03-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By jyl

Apparently Miche (and others?) used to make...

Apparently Miche (and others?) used to make cassettes with Shimano splines but Campagnolo spacing. Can't find these any more.

I guess I'll try a Shimano 9 spd cassette; if that doesn't work I'll...
01-03-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By jyl

Shimano 9 Speed on a Campagnolo Bike?

I have an older set of HED wheels with HED hub and Shimano-compatible freehub. The bike that the wheels are going on has a Campagnolo 9 speed group - brifters, derailleurs.

The...
01-03-20, 01:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 976
Posted By jyl

Alternate hanging bikes front wheel up and rear...

Alternate hanging bikes front wheel up and rear wheel up. Alternate long and short hooks, so that handlebars don't foul saddles. You can even experiment with alternating distance from hook to wall,...
01-02-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,433
Posted By jyl

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/07094771_a3df_4e61_bd45_389b03238cce_6c2c5cc397d7c5b8415fa60dc2929d420148bff2.jpeg
Temporary wheels...

Here is a progress pic. ...
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