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09-23-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,183
Posted By tricky

Wow, cool history. It was an SLX bike instead of...

Wow, cool history. It was an SLX bike instead of Tange or Direct Drive so the special project explanation makes even more sense. Image dump of the OfferUp ad for posterity:
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09-21-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,791
Posted By tricky

I am certain it is. I am making some assumptions...

I am certain it is. I am making some assumptions here, but R&E seem to be in the OP's orbit. I think the OP is trying to not besmirch the reputation of the shop until the final conclusion of this...
09-21-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7,815
Views: 2,302,140
Posted By tricky

Spacing more directly relates to what hub you are...

Spacing more directly relates to what hub you are able to fit, but that does translate into what speed derailleur you can use.

Per Sheldon (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/frame-spacing.html):
...
09-16-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 508
Posted By tricky

:lol: Makes sense! Just tested this...

:lol:

Makes sense!

Just tested this and, yup, the autocomplete did indeed make it utag instead of mention.

Did this send you a notification JaccoW?

JaccoW
09-08-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 675
Posted By tricky

There's no magic to it. Garage sales, estate...

There's no magic to it. Garage sales, estate sales, Goodwill, thrift stores. Also start watching OfferUp. Get a list of models and makes you want and set a bunch of alerts. You'll need to jump on...
08-26-20, 10:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 565
Posted By tricky

Post a build thread!

Post a build thread!
08-25-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,720
Posted By tricky

Same! I don't think I would do this for a mint...

Same! I don't think I would do this for a mint Confente Masi, but it's been fine for my riders. I don't have dropout or derailleur hanger alignment tools so I usually end up taking it into the shop...
08-20-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,716
Posted By tricky

Great looking bike! I see they are mostly sold...

Great looking bike! I see they are mostly sold out. I am glad Riv is moving some product.

And yes, I've referenced that post a lot of times. There is surprisingly little on the web about tires...
08-18-20, 01:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 656
Posted By tricky

A few members here have chrome Schwinns with red...

A few members here have chrome Schwinns with red lettering. They look amazing. Here's one....
08-17-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,611
Posted By tricky

Seconded (thirded? a millionth'ed?) Also, I...

Seconded (thirded? a millionth'ed?)

Also, I sent a few bucks via Paypal. I encourage everyone to do the same.
08-12-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,317
Posted By tricky

I am very into them, but don't own one yet. I...

I am very into them, but don't own one yet. I ride a 2016 DR650 all around PNW forest roads and the WABDR (https://ridebdr.com/wabdr/), but really want an old CB. I'd love an old Triumph or even an...
08-12-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 571
Posted By tricky

Awesome! Gotta love a happy ending and a seller...

Awesome! Gotta love a happy ending and a seller with integrity.
08-12-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,965
Posted By tricky

Ha, agreed. Splined cartridge bearing BBs were...

Ha, agreed.
Splined cartridge bearing BBs were "meh." It just seemed to make everything more proprietary

I don't mind external bearing cranksets but they are more needy when it comes to parallel...
08-11-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 861
Posted By tricky

I think this is more of a conversational thread...

I think this is more of a conversational thread instead of having a specific goal for the OP, so I think we're good. :)

I just checked Specialized's fit chart for that model and they recommend a...
08-11-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 861
Posted By tricky

Yes, 55 cm is typically too small for someone...

Yes, 55 cm is typically too small for someone that is 6'1. I am 6' and ride a 57, but with my long legs I could do a 58 or even 60cm if the bike had a short top tube.

And are you talking about...
08-07-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,656
Posted By tricky

It looks like the expansion joints were fixed...

It looks like the expansion joints were fixed last summer. I haven't ridden it since then to verify they were all fixed, but if that was your main issue then it sounds like the trail might suit you...
08-06-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,656
Posted By tricky

Looks great! Nice work as always. I am currently...

Looks great! Nice work as always. I am currently on an upward trend in bike frame size as well. I am thinking a 60cm ST with a 57cm top tube would be great for me, but I could even see a 62cm ST...
08-04-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,661
Posted By tricky

Lol. The inevitable Campy (or Bianchi or both)...

Lol. The inevitable Campy (or Bianchi or both) price premium regardless of the quality level.
08-04-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,661
Posted By tricky

Usually accompanied by a picture of a bike with...

Usually accompanied by a picture of a bike with an inch of grime, a rusty chain and that was clearly stored outside.
07-29-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,773
Posted By tricky

Here you go! :) ...

Here you go! :)

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/785669-what-does-classic-vintage-mean.html
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/592532-define-classic-vintage.html...
07-29-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 529
Posted By tricky

Is the steering twitchy with that CX fork? That's...

Is the steering twitchy with that CX fork? That's a substantially different axle to crown than the "long" travel suspension that came with that bike. Are you going to leave it like that or go with a...
07-27-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 941
Posted By tricky

Great bike, but isn't it a smidge small for him?...

Great bike, but isn't it a smidge small for him? And if it isn't already it looks like he'll outgrow it in about 5 minutes. haha
07-21-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By tricky

She'll tour or bike commute just fine. Solid...

She'll tour or bike commute just fine. Solid advice above. Ride it and then decide how you want to ride the bike. You'll also learn if you can live with the vintage components or if you want to go...
07-21-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 956
Posted By tricky

Yup, HHH was my hottest ride too. The first year...

Yup, HHH was my hottest ride too. The first year I did it in 2006, it was so hot they closed off Hell's Gate early and I ended up on the 60 mile route. I remember it being 108 on the downtown bank...
07-13-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,414
Posted By tricky

I love what you did with this bike. It's...

I love what you did with this bike. It's definitely making my Monday feel less Monday-ish. You did it more justice than I would have! And gotta love those bikes that feel fast! My Sirrus felt fast...
07-02-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 597
Posted By tricky

Oh boy. I just moved apartments and I am...

Oh boy. I just moved apartments and I am painfully aware of the scale of my "inventory." And that's after getting ride of 3 bikes and/or frames, 2 wheelsets and some fenders.
06-26-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 19,627
Views: 3,212,060
Posted By tricky

That's pretty cool.

That's pretty cool.
06-25-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,293
Posted By tricky

Low end fixed gear = low end high tensile steel...

Low end fixed gear = low end high tensile steel frame. Your options are to convert an old vintage higher end road bike or beefy frame (old Schwinn as mentioned above) or get him something like a...
06-15-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,479
Posted By tricky

I love it when these Communist Bloc bikes show up...

I love it when these Communist Bloc bikes show up here. The construction and design seem so reflective of that place and time.
06-15-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,628
Posted By tricky

Awesome! It seems like we haven't seen many...

Awesome! It seems like we haven't seen many Kabukis around here lately. Think we could get some higher quality photos?
06-13-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,406
Posted By tricky

Gunnar does a great job and they are solidly...

Gunnar does a great job and they are solidly influenced by C&V. They have that strong Schwinn and Waterford connection by nature of still being owned by the Schwinn family. I really want a Hyper-X...
06-10-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,196
Posted By tricky

Had to look that up. Sounds like it's a lighter,...

Had to look that up. Sounds like it's a lighter, more expensive version of the technomic.
06-10-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,196
Posted By tricky

Ah, yes, I was only considering saddle to bar...

Ah, yes, I was only considering saddle to bar drop and not reach. I gotcha now; dropping the stem would indeed increase reach.



I like it! It has shades of Ofmega Mistral.
06-02-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,994
Posted By tricky

That chainring! :love:

That chainring! :love:
05-29-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,374
Posted By tricky

Misleading thread title! Definitely not foolproof...

Misleading thread title! Definitely not foolproof as indicated by the replies from Randyjawa and wrk101. Perform at your own risk...
05-22-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,117
Posted By tricky

You're wrong! ~ everyone on this thread. ...

You're wrong! ~ everyone on this thread.





Kidding, of course. We keep it respectful here and might even let each other influence our beliefs. I love that. We're able to have productive...
05-19-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,285
Posted By tricky

Here's a (incomplete) list of tires I have...

Here's a (incomplete) list of tires I have compiled over the years. I don't know if the Kojak still exists. I ended up buying the Naches Pass and they are awesome. Compass, now called Rene Herse, has...
05-19-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,434
Posted By tricky

Get a really powerful motor on that front wheel...

Get a really powerful motor on that front wheel and this thing will really move!
...
05-07-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,758
Posted By tricky

So that saddle is function over form. I think...

So that saddle is function over form. I think I've heard that's also how some people choose their forks. ;)

Also, I would argue that this Speedvagen with a carbon fork is a very good looking...
05-06-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,318
Posted By tricky

There are a lot of us here that ride vintage...

There are a lot of us here that ride vintage bikes on a daily basis. In fact, most of us. :)

I think the very active flippers will take on a bike of any age, but some of us are only interested in...
05-05-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,733
Posted By tricky

My first "real" bike (ignoring the Target Magnas...

My first "real" bike (ignoring the Target Magnas that ended up hammered after a year or two of jumping them off ramps, etc) would be a GT Performer that I bought second hand for $30. Looking back on...
04-24-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,157
Posted By tricky

Blasphemy!

Blasphemy!
04-21-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,677
Posted By tricky

Haha, this is a great photo! Tells quite a story,...

Haha, this is a great photo! Tells quite a story, even moreso than your typical gravel-road-in-beautiful-rolling-hills photo.
04-16-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,671
Posted By tricky

It looks great! I really appreciate your approach...

It looks great! I really appreciate your approach to leaving imperfections as a testament to the history of the bike. How's it ride?
04-16-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 58,189
Views: 8,500,970
Posted By tricky

Bikeworks here in Seattle has moved to online...

Bikeworks here in Seattle has moved to online sales. They have a 53cm Serotta Colorado with what looks like full Dura Ace STI for $777. I am not sure if they ship but if they don't, I would be...
04-13-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 836
Posted By tricky

Klunker mountain bike.

Klunker mountain bike.
04-03-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,000
Posted By tricky

This is my favorite setup for a grocery bike. You...

This is my favorite setup for a grocery bike. You can use the basket for small loads or groceries or really load things up in the panniers and use the basket for awkwardly shaped things that don't...
03-28-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 17,198
Posted By tricky

those chainstays are pretty cool. Are you going...

those chainstays are pretty cool. Are you going to keep the boutique parts on there or go a different route?
03-26-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,896
Posted By tricky

Congrats on the new bike! It's beautiful. It...

Congrats on the new bike! It's beautiful. It looks like a custom bike is a near necessity with your stature. Is this your first custom?
03-25-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By tricky

Good life advice. :)

Good life advice. :)
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