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05-24-19, 08:31 AM
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Posted By willydstyle

The fork is a hand-built unit by Norther Cycles...

The fork is a hand-built unit by Norther Cycles in Portland. I originally had it built to replace the fork on my old Fuji America, but that frame died a while back.

The drive train is SunXCD with...
05-15-19, 03:12 PM
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Views: 497
Posted By willydstyle

1989 Fuji Ace Restomod

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/fuji_ace_39e9d6d602c8a9183b0992b13b3f6be4a9fae623.jpg...
04-29-19, 10:00 PM
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Views: 109,917
Posted By willydstyle

The lack of fender mounts and the suntour...

The lack of fender mounts and the suntour symmetric shifter mount make this a no-go for me. Thanks for your time!
04-29-19, 03:35 PM
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Views: 109,917
Posted By willydstyle

ISO a mid-eighties frame with decent-to-good...

ISO a mid-eighties frame with decent-to-good tubing, fender mounts, >=58cm seat tube, and <= 58cm top tube, and it needs to fit 700c wheels. Does not need to include a fork. Should fit JIS bottom...
04-29-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By willydstyle

1986ish Peugeot PH501 bottom bracket and headset standards?

I'm thinking of purchasing one of these bikes, but I'd want to transfer over my drivetrain and 1" threaded fork and headset that use JIS standards to the Peugeot frame. Would this be doable? Would I...
06-21-18, 11:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,133
Posted By willydstyle

Blumel's are highly regarded.

Blumel's are highly regarded.
06-21-18, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By willydstyle

Ishiwata 3.5 "Feather" frameset quality?

I'm looking at picking up a frameset built with these tubes. Does anyone have any experience with similar? Would it be worth building up as a randonneur?
11-13-17, 08:31 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 64,094
Posted By willydstyle

https://i.imgur.com/J2EDhaO.jpg?1

https://i.imgur.com/J2EDhaO.jpg?1
11-13-17, 08:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,852
Posted By willydstyle

https://i.imgur.com/J2EDhaO.jpg?1

https://i.imgur.com/J2EDhaO.jpg?1
11-12-17, 11:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By willydstyle

Rear brake modulation is terrible after component swap to new frame.

I switched all of my components, including wheels, to a new frame. This involved installing fresh cables and housing. The brakes are new manufacture dia compe centerpulls...
Forum: Commuting
11-11-17, 03:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,217
Posted By willydstyle

One of the best ways to prevent flats is to make...

One of the best ways to prevent flats is to make sure your tires are inflated properly. If they go too low you get pinch flats. However, the higher the pressure they less they deform around objects,...
Forum: Commuting
11-10-17, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1,303
Views: 121,635
Posted By willydstyle

Oh man, I read that whole damned thread it was...

Oh man, I read that whole damned thread it was such a circus.

Two points:

1. Your bike is significantly nicer and more expensive than a GMC denali.
2. Cigtech was obviously completely full of...
11-06-17, 12:44 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 35,409
Posted By willydstyle

I've been using one of these for a while now, and...

I've been using one of these for a while now, and I find it to be really useful as a second lock for my wheel, giving me much greater peace of mind for the wheel than a cable would, or to secure the...
10-30-17, 04:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,857
Posted By willydstyle

Holy crap this frame is amazing.

Holy crap this frame is amazing.
10-30-17, 02:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,560
Posted By willydstyle

I picked up an ottolock when it was still on...

I picked up an ottolock when it was still on kickstarter. It's super light and easy to carry, and significantly higher security than a cheap cable or chain lock, though still not as secure as a good...
10-30-17, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By willydstyle

Voyageur 11.8. SunXCD RD, but it's outwardly...

Voyageur 11.8. SunXCD RD, but it's outwardly identical to a model that microshift makes.
10-26-17, 02:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 667
Posted By willydstyle

Unless you're riding gravel or cobbles hand...

Unless you're riding gravel or cobbles hand numbness has everything to do with fit, and not much to do with padding on the bar.
10-26-17, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 739
Posted By willydstyle

That's a nice, clean build though I prefer my...

That's a nice, clean build though I prefer my drop bar bikes have drop bars :P
10-26-17, 10:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,255
Posted By willydstyle

Thanks for the kind words and replies everyone....

Thanks for the kind words and replies everyone. I'm already started on moving the equipment over to a chromed Schwinn Voyageur frame. A Miyata 1000 would indeed be super nice, but one didn't pop up...
10-24-17, 12:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,255
Posted By willydstyle

RIP 1979 Fuji America

https://i.imgur.com/7uf8Lkv.jpg
Forum: Commuting
10-03-17, 02:03 PM
Replies: 1,303
Views: 121,635
Posted By willydstyle

That's a really sorry control because you don't...

That's a really sorry control because you don't have any way to account for variables such as lack of or incorrect maintenance practices, wear and tear due to different local climates, rider weight,...
Forum: Commuting
10-03-17, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1,303
Views: 121,635
Posted By willydstyle

While I would not consider the bike you purchased...

While I would not consider the bike you purchased to be anywhere near a BSO, this experiment also completely lacks a control group, making it not really an experiment at all.
09-19-17, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By willydstyle

I adjusted both limit screws to the point where...

I adjusted both limit screws to the point where they weren't pressed against their stops at all. The BB idea is interesting, I'll check to see if it was replaced with a cartridge bearing unit, as...
09-19-17, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By willydstyle

:lol: Fair enough. I don't currently have the...

:lol: Fair enough. I don't currently have the bike in my possession, and was mostly looking for trouble shooting ideas since we're going to be working on it together tomorrow.
09-19-17, 11:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By willydstyle

I don't see how this would affect FD shifting.

I don't see how this would affect FD shifting.
09-19-17, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By willydstyle

1983 Miyata 610 FD not shifting to smallest chainring

A friend of mine bought this Miyata. It appears to have full original equipment, potentially even the original cables and housing. The front derailleur is a Suntour Mountech, which I'm guessing would...
07-08-17, 06:05 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 35,409
Posted By willydstyle

Interesting test. He really went at it with the...

Interesting test. He really went at it with the bolt cutters. It would be interesting to see if it can be cut with tin snips or similar though.
03-01-17, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By willydstyle

Is the set you need different than this one: ...

Is the set you need different than this one:

Fuji Berkeley Decal Set of 9 (sku 368) - VeloCals (http://www.velocals.com/fuji-berkeley-decal-set-of-9-sku-368/)

I know you said you already know...
02-24-17, 10:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,030
Posted By willydstyle

+1 on IRD Defiant cranksets. I have the compact...

+1 on IRD Defiant cranksets. I have the compact double and it's super stiff, shifts silently and immediately, and gorgeous.
02-24-17, 10:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,030
Posted By willydstyle

In what specific ways is your Panasonic...

In what specific ways is your Panasonic *uncomfortable* compared to your Soma? It's all well and good to ask for comfort tips, but we need to know what areas need improving!
02-23-17, 01:07 PM
02-23-17, 11:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,777
Posted By willydstyle

I thought the mousetrap mechanism on the old...

I thought the mousetrap mechanism on the old Pletscher was for holding down panniers with straps (rather than hooks).
02-22-17, 05:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,923
Posted By willydstyle

Man that's a beauty. I feel like the photos only...

Man that's a beauty. I feel like the photos only hint at how good that pink must look in the sunlight.
02-22-17, 05:08 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 23,813
Posted By willydstyle

Less definitions more bikes. What's your...

Less definitions more bikes.

What's your "Ultimate" bike?
02-22-17, 02:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,496
Posted By willydstyle

It wasn't a particularly good joke though. ...

It wasn't a particularly good joke though.

Anyways, more on-topic: I like the paint, but hate the wheels. I actually think this would look really good with some high-polish box section rims like...
02-22-17, 02:56 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 23,813
Posted By willydstyle

That's the reason why I don't like the whole...

That's the reason why I don't like the whole "n+1" joke/mentality. Why buy a bunch of bikes that are all slightly different, instead of just making one bike the best for my style of riding?
02-22-17, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,267
Posted By willydstyle

Really if you're switching your bars you should...

Really if you're switching your bars you should take the opportunity to replace the cables anyways unless they're like brand new. Replacing cables is the easiest way to "upgrade" your bike's...
02-22-17, 12:09 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 23,813
Posted By willydstyle

Rivendell has a pretty dedicated following, but...

Rivendell has a pretty dedicated following, but my cranky framebuilder friend thinks they're super overblown, and he makes *amazing* bikes so I kind of trust him for stuff like that.

Also a big +1...
02-21-17, 06:47 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 23,813
Posted By willydstyle

The central question of this thread uses "grail"...

The central question of this thread uses "grail" as a metaphor rather than as the literal definition. The dictionary cannot possibly cover all of the ways that language can be used symbolically.
02-21-17, 06:21 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 23,813
Posted By willydstyle

Go for a pink Trek 170 if you need a challenge!

Go for a pink Trek 170 if you need a challenge!
02-21-17, 05:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,381
Posted By willydstyle

The Autobiography of Malcom X was riveting and...

The Autobiography of Malcom X was riveting and still very relevant, regardless of whether you agree with his beliefs or not.
02-21-17, 05:05 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 23,813
Posted By willydstyle

Dictionary definitions cannot possibly convey the...

Dictionary definitions cannot possibly convey the full meaning of a word, as language simply isn't that precise.
02-21-17, 05:04 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 23,813
Posted By willydstyle

OP here: I deliberately left it up to personal...

OP here: I deliberately left it up to personal interpretation, hence the "and why" part of the question.

For me when I made this post it was a Fuji Opus III. Now while I still recognize that as a...
02-16-17, 10:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,292
Posted By willydstyle

I've actually switched to the VO half clips which...

I've actually switched to the VO half clips which are about the perfect length for my feet/shoes. Honestly I've only put about 15 miles on the rims due to coming down with a cold, but they seem to be...
02-14-17, 12:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,292
Posted By willydstyle

New wheels and headlight day: HPlus Son TB14...

New wheels and headlight day:

HPlus Son TB14 rims, double-butted Phil Wood Spokes, Shimano dynamo hub up front, SunXCD hub in the rear, Edelux II headlight

http://i.imgur.com/vAJ1U0d.jpg
...
01-07-17, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7,008
Views: 708,396
Posted By willydstyle

Thanks!

Thanks!
12-29-16, 01:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,623
Posted By willydstyle

If your bike has racks it's a lot easier to make...

If your bike has racks it's a lot easier to make things work.
12-27-16, 05:55 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,513
Posted By willydstyle

The whole purpose of full-coverage fenders is to...

The whole purpose of full-coverage fenders is to protect your drivetrain, which these do nothing at all for.

Also it's icy for like a week every few years where I live, so it's just not worth the...
12-22-16, 12:23 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,513
Posted By willydstyle

My problem is I'd have to take my fenders off to...

My problem is I'd have to take my fenders off to put studded tires on, and that just seems counter-productive. I've been looking at CL for old rigid MTBs and hybrids but my partner and I live in a...
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