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01-16-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 268
Posted By Gary12000

Rescued Trek 613 almost NOS

Hello chapesses and chaps,
a few months ago a rescued a pair of 1982 Trek’s a large 614 and a smaller 613 his and hers from a couple, they had not been used for some time, the Big Red 614 had seen...
01-16-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 65,915
Views: 10,404,074
Posted By Triplecrank92

Batavus Pro

Batavus Professional Roadbike (Vintage, Upgraded) - $200 (Mass St)https://lawrence.craigslist.org/bik/d/lawrence-batavus-professional-roadbike/7429839863.html

Nice looking Batavus, but not in my...
01-15-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 65,915
Views: 10,404,074
Posted By 2flit

Specialized Expedition (original)

Bid currently $226 usd
Located in Santa Ana (southern California just south of LA)
Jim Merz designed this one for Specialized,
This is a top end 1980's touring bicycle. Auction ends in just...
01-12-22, 03:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By base2

As a commuter, you very likely have some wicked...

As a commuter, you very likely have some wicked flat resistant tires. I would look there.

I don't know of any light enough wheel sets that would be light enough to have a perceptible difference...
01-11-22, 05:06 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 4,784
Posted By rumrunn6

official "gravel bike", or not, I like exploring...

official "gravel bike", or not, I like exploring off road, on easier/faster trails

one of my favorite unpaved rail trails...
01-11-22, 04:10 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 4,784
Posted By HTupolev

A fairly large part of the shift in sentiment has...

A fairly large part of the shift in sentiment has come from people realizing that a more versatile road bike doesn't need to make as dramatic compromises in road performance as they thought....
01-11-22, 12:33 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 4,784
Posted By base2

Because car drivers murder vulnerable road users...

Because car drivers murder vulnerable road users & no prosecutor or cop is even slightly interested in calling BS on simple lies like "I didn't see him," or, "He came out of nowhere."

Simply put:...
01-01-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 159
Posted By cyclist2000

New cycling gear?

What new cycling gear did you get over holidays? Besides Christmas, I have a birthday between Christmas and New Years and there are so many discounts. I always buy myself cycling gear because no one...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-31-21, 12:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 599
Posted By thook

Web image of the press I have. What do ya'll...

Web image of the press I have. What do ya'll think? Up to the task?
...
12-29-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 18,431
Posted By CriticalThought

I know this is an epically ancient thread... but...

I know this is an epically ancient thread... but I found it searching for something and realized Tange has published an online guide to their tubing that I found super helpful. I wish all other...
12-28-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 979
Posted By Roger M

I was thinking about this the other day. I saw...

I was thinking about this the other day. I saw that someone posted a link to a 68cm Sequoia recently. There's not too many of these 68cm Specialized bikes, but I can count at least five of them in ...
12-26-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,482
Posted By sweeks

This may be true, but there is great satisfaction...

This may be true, but there is great satisfaction (at least for me) in building the wheels you ride on. This is more than enough compensation for the price difference! :D
12-23-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 884
Posted By cyccommute

Far too many people do far too much “maintenance”...

Far too many people do far too much “maintenance” on bicycles. Bicycles aren’t delicate and don’t need constant work to maintain them. Ride the bike. Fix stuff when it needs to be fixed. Lube the...
12-21-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,224
Posted By cyccommute

In 40+ year of riding and 35+ years of mountain...

In 40+ year of riding and 35+ years of mountain biking…including a significant amount of bush whacking…I have never had a lever flip open. My rear lever is pointed forward and below the chainstay. ...
12-20-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By Elvis_Presley

My awesome Zunow and questions

I thought you might enjoy some pictures of this Zunow. I also thought it would be worthwhile to Zunow historians to have a record of it.
From what I've read, the Beradonna was a top-of-the-line...
12-20-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,224
Posted By SurferRosa

Maybe if you're commuting, you need electric...

Maybe if you're commuting, you need electric assist, turn signals, need to lock the bike with the handlebars, and you can actually find one for sale that you can afford.

But for me, that's all...
12-19-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,224
Posted By nlerner

Yeah, those fixie hipsters and their sloping top...

Yeah, those fixie hipsters and their sloping top tubes!
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12-19-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By cxwrench

https://si.shimano.com/api/publish/storage/pdf/en/...

https://si.shimano.com/api/publish/storage/pdf/en/dm/MARD001/DM-MARD001-04-ENG.pdf
12-18-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By Nessism

Even with an OC rim the tension difference will...

Even with an OC rim the tension difference will be significant - in the range of 35% different. This spoke app provides some very useful info regarding such matters...Freespoke: the spoke calculator...
12-17-21, 06:21 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,847
Posted By livedarklions

Having been that weight at one point in my life,...

Having been that weight at one point in my life, walking at that weight for any significant distance can be a nightmare. Cycling is good in that it doesn't stress the joints and feet.
12-16-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,292
Posted By livedarklions

Droopy Chainstay is my rapper name.

Droopy Chainstay is my rapper name.
12-16-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,482
Posted By ThermionicScott

I suspect custom wheelbuilding is one of those...

I suspect custom wheelbuilding is one of those things where if it were significantly profitable, enough competition would arise to make it not so. ;)
12-16-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,482
Posted By BTinNYC

non cents response ;P

non cents response

;P
12-14-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By cyccommute

VeloBase...

VeloBase (https://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=635ed7f5-43a6-4f76-a84f-6c3a354e9ff1&Enum=107) says the ERD of the Matrix Titan Tour is 614mm. But they have a very flat profile which will make...
12-13-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By tkamd73

I’ve got 3 vintage Treks that came with Matrix...

I’ve got 3 vintage Treks that came with Matrix rims. The biggest improvement I made to all three, was replacing the in-house rims. My 400t went to Campy Omega 19s, the 670 got Velocity A23s and the...
12-12-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 906
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

If you replace the inner cable then also...

If you replace the inner cable then also replacing the last bit of casing that runs from the chainstay to the rear der is also easy and this section of casing if often more worn than the rest of the...
12-12-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 906
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

If we are to assume your "adjustments" are cable...

If we are to assume your "adjustments" are cable ones in the attempt to have well indexed shifting in both directions what you experience is a classic cable friction symptom. When the cable route has...
12-09-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,292
Posted By seypat

A 46 is closer to the small ring of old than a...

A 46 is closer to the small ring of old than a 'big ring." Still impressive that you can climb in a 46, but that's not really a big ring.

For the record, I run triples on all my bikes and have...
12-09-21, 02:44 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,292
Posted By Germany_chris

Chainring size is personal there's no correct or...

Chainring size is personal there's no correct or incorrect.
12-08-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By urbanknight

https://taomaths.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/mobiu...

https://taomaths.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/mobius.jpg?w=640
Forum: Framebuilders
12-08-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By Tandem Tom

Here is a pic of my complete "tool"! ...

Here is a pic of my complete "tool"!
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12-03-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 869
Posted By ahultin

Free Clyde Gear 2xl - 5xl

After my annual Primal Black friday outlet purchase i need to cull the closet. I have several Jerseys available free to anyone who wants one or a couple. I also have several Aerotech bib shorts in...
12-02-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 641
Posted By cyccommute

It sounds good in theory but is generally a royal...

It sounds good in theory but is generally a royal pain in practice. As others have pointed out, the brake adjustment needed is annoyingly fiddly. One other thing to consider is that if you don’t...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-01-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,315
Posted By Fredo76

Charlie O'Leary, a framebuilder and powder-coater...

Charlie O'Leary, a framebuilder and powder-coater in Santa Fe, NM (https://olearypowdercoating.com), did my frame and I'm as pleased as can be.

...
11-30-21, 05:17 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,987
Posted By Pratt

It's always something.

It's always something.
11-29-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,987
Posted By seypat

I thought maybe OP was talking about switching...

I thought maybe OP was talking about switching tires on his bike.
Replies: 22
Views: 807
Posted By jet sanchEz

This frame has been listed for about a year now ...

This frame has been listed for about a year now

Surely within that time someone has seen it in person and decided not to buy it

That dent looks pretty bad

Keep looking
Replies: 22
Views: 807
Posted By zukahn1

The dent doesn't look that bad. I would be more...

The dent doesn't look that bad. I would be more concerned about whatever it is just above the dent on the right side look like it might be a small puncture hole with rust.
Forum: Framebuilders
11-10-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By Velo Mule

I received the stainless tube from McMaster Carr....

I received the stainless tube from McMaster Carr. It is 1/4" outside diameter, with a .028" wall thickness for a 4.9mm inside diameter. Part number: 89495K775. I plan on cutting the pieces 10mm long....
11-07-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 953
Posted By SquishyBiker

For road touring, I stay with flat handlebars,...

For road touring, I stay with flat handlebars, but I have gone with something called a Soma Dream Riser - I found a lot of so called alternative hand position handlebars were too much of a change to...
11-07-21, 01:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 953
Posted By Leisesturm

With all due respect, I disagree completely with...

With all due respect, I disagree completely with your POV. As far as I am concerned a professional bike fit is the least most important thing for a non-professional cyclist to do. I don't personally...
11-04-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 953
Posted By cyccommute

All of the slicing and dicing of bicycle...

All of the slicing and dicing of bicycle categories start to get hard to follow (and has not a little serious overlap). One category of bike to look at is old school touring bikes. Long wheelbase,...
10-02-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 806
Posted By Bald Paul

The upgrade addiction never ends, believe me. The...

The upgrade addiction never ends, believe me. The difference is that, at my age, the upgrades just make you look much faster at the rest stops.

Oh, to have the legs, lungs, and heart I had when I...
09-30-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 806
Posted By msu2001la

You're probably not getting your hands on a...

You're probably not getting your hands on a Shimano 12 speed groupset for a while either, for what it's worth.
09-28-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 20,806
Views: 3,721,981
Posted By RustyJames

NDS photo. :rolleyes:

NDS photo. :rolleyes:
09-28-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,809
Posted By obrentharris

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Rock-Lobster-Tand...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Rock-Lobster-Tandem/i-LpwHNZD/0/cc0efd34/XL/_MG_5600-XL.jpg
Brent
09-27-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,411
Posted By sincos

Two words: donor bike. Won't help with the...

Two words: donor bike.

Won't help with the frame resto, but for parts it's way cheaper. I think many of us here also distribute the cost over decades, with stuff going in and out of the old parts...
09-27-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,809
Posted By 1simplexnut

Coke spoons ? ...

Coke spoons ?
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09-27-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,809
Posted By 1simplexnut

triplex anyone ? ...

triplex anyone ?

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09-27-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,809
Posted By northbend

https://live.staticflickr.com/5794/22250947144_0de...

https://live.staticflickr.com/5794/22250947144_0dec0ccdbd_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/zUeVnJ)P1080140 (https://flic.kr/p/zUeVnJ)
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