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01-24-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,489
Posted By no67el

This... and this...

All of this! Riding on RH/Compass tires (or the Soma Supple Vitesse) was a revelation--- the only clincher tires that felt like riding tubulars. Expensive habit though--- hard to go back to my old...
01-21-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,515
Posted By no67el

Someone is selling a lot of pre-orders for a...

Someone is selling a lot of pre-orders for a similar bent-tubing-hooked-over-the-stem rack---- easy to transfer from bike to bike, and looks big enough to support a pretty big bag:
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01-08-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,822
Posted By no67el

Cino still planned for July 8-10? Nothing new...

Cino still planned for July 8-10? Nothing new on the website yet--- but I have a family trip to Montana in the works, and I've receive the OK to bring an old bike and take a detour for a few days...
01-08-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By no67el

Nice bike. Did you switch saddles for the last...

Nice bike. Did you switch saddles for the last pic? The "as found" bike looks to have the aluminum-railed Ideale on it, which is a pretty sought-after and racy version.

I have one of these, and...
12-08-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 69,044
Views: 11,156,217
Posted By no67el

Oooh man that orange International.......so nice....

Oooh man that orange International.......so nice. Ticks so many boxes.

Not much of a deal but it is orange.....and chrome....
12-08-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 890
Posted By no67el

The seat lug is just very cool--- whoever built...

The seat lug is just very cool--- whoever built this bike, they were good. The history I've been able to find suggests that Chas Roberts took over building the Grandini frames from Bill Philbrook....
12-08-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 890
Posted By no67el

Thank you one and all--- as always, I am grateful...

Thank you one and all--- as always, I am grateful for the wealth of knowledge and experience found here!

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12-07-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 890
Posted By no67el

Yeah, I've seen that page--- certainly...

Yeah, I've seen that page--- certainly Philbrook's earlier bikes used more ornate lugs. But perusing the interwebs there seem to be other examples of his work in a far more streamlined, "modern"...
12-07-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 890
Posted By no67el

OK here are the requested pictures. I see what...

OK here are the requested pictures. I see what appears to be a small center-punch mark on the drive side of the bottom bracket, off to the side of the serial number "449".

...
12-07-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 890
Posted By no67el

The longest trip I've ever made for a bike---...

The longest trip I've ever made for a bike--- it's not in perfect condition, and I'm not sure I love the painted components thing (a bit too match-matchy maybe?). But it's an interesting, beautiful...
12-07-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 890
Posted By no67el

Ok you folks got me--- I was just having fun, as...

Ok you folks got me--- I was just having fun, as it was an unfamiliar name (to me at least).

MauriceMoss nailed it: Grandini! Late 70's or early 80's--- maybe?

I have no idea if is was...
12-07-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 890
Posted By no67el

Bullseye for juvela --- anglophone world,...

Bullseye for juvela --- anglophone world, specifically British.

Not a on-off, thook , but not produced in huge numbers either....

Era is late-70's or early 80's I believe...
12-07-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 890
Posted By no67el

Dylansbob That's a pretty solid guess---and the...

Dylansbob That's a pretty solid guess---and the era is generally right--- but it's a bit (a lot) more obscure....

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12-07-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 890
Posted By no67el

The game is, name that bike...!

Recent acquisition, and since the PO had the bike repainted and left sans decals, I figured it's a chance to play the game: guess the frame! Lugs are pretty interesting, especially the the seat...
11-29-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,224
Posted By no67el

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/littlebellaseatlug_c05a1dbbe161bb23f099b0dc89f3f9900c600847.jpg
11-29-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,224
Posted By no67el

It would be fabulous to gather this history...

It would be fabulous to gather this history before things get lost in the mists etc! I have a beautiful steel Bella frame, which I think was built by Ed Blank in the Boston area in the 80's, but I...
11-19-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,212
Posted By no67el

That's the idea, gugie! When the VT roads are...

That's the idea, gugie! When the VT roads are dry, going to try some slower-speed winter touring on this:
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11-19-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,212
Posted By no67el

Just realized I'd made the mistake I had warned...

Just realized I'd made the mistake I had warned against: failing to set an alarm for 3 pm EST! But somehow they still had tall Rando bags in stock? Maybe black isn't as popular as brown or gray? I...
11-19-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,212
Posted By no67el

I mean, it's a bit of a pain to have to wait for...

I mean, it's a bit of a pain to have to wait for them to restock, and sometimes it's frustrating when you miss out--- on the other hand, their bags are quite nice, and last forever. I have three,...
11-07-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,526
Posted By no67el

Extraordinary! Thank you for sharing your story...

Extraordinary! Thank you for sharing your story and the beautiful pictures..... that workshop is a dream space: the combination of precision and creative chaos/mess is just about perfect. Many...
10-25-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By no67el

OK I'll bite! How much would shipping be for 2...

OK I'll bite! How much would shipping be for 2 of these to 02155?

Also PM sent...
10-14-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 69,044
Views: 11,156,217
Posted By no67el

63cm Pro Miyata $400 !!!! (Why oh why isn't...

63cm Pro Miyata $400 !!!!
(Why oh why isn't this my size.....if anyone wants this bike and has a 58/59cm version to trade, I'd be happy to go grab this one for you....)
Boston craigslist...
09-28-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By no67el

Thanks--- the workmanship on this frame is really...

Thanks--- the workmanship on this frame is really pretty good. But yes it is really small-- 48 cm center-to-center, and 51 cm along the top tube. I broke my rule about not buying bikes that don't...
09-28-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By no67el

Bella frames/Ed Blank?

Hey folks,

I just picked up this interesting hand-built frame. It's labeled a "Bella" and has a signature decal from the builder "Ed Blank". All I can discover is that he was a frame builder in...
09-24-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 69,044
Views: 11,156,217
Posted By no67el

Tall Fuji S12-S

Nice looking 25" S12-S-- a nice ride if you have the legs to stand over it!

https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/d/falmouth-fuji-12/7384759148.html

If this was a 23 I'd already be in the...
09-20-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2,119
Views: 443,980
Posted By no67el

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/rootbeerda_6bf7b5215a5b61627d217f5601fb8b3f911568ab.jpg
The new Dura Ace 7100 crank makes a big difference!
09-19-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,735
Posted By no67el

Hmm... good point: not to my knowledge. However...

Hmm... good point: not to my knowledge. However the lower pivot point is adjustable to handle either 13-24 or 13-28t max cog sizes. The stated range for the front is 36-53.
09-19-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,735
Posted By no67el

If you want an option for the Huret dropout,...

If you want an option for the Huret dropout, there's always the Huret Challenger rear mech--- I've found it to be smooth-shifting and durable on my Super Course MkII, so now I grab them whenever I...
09-13-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2,119
Views: 443,980
Posted By no67el

Yeah I'd never seen a Crane derailleur in...

Yeah I'd never seen a Crane derailleur in person--- kind of odd and interesting. The other weird thing is the shift levers--- they look to be Suntour power shift levers that were usually...
09-12-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 582
Posted By no67el

Super nice! Someone is going to get a nice...

Super nice! Someone is going to get a nice bike--- this color combination looks even better in real life.
09-12-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2,119
Views: 443,980
Posted By no67el

My new acquisition--- been looking for one of...

My new acquisition--- been looking for one of these root-beer specials for a while:

...
08-31-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7,360
Views: 3,210,725
Posted By no67el

Cheap imitations of TRP levers--- about $20 on...

Cheap imitations of TRP levers--- about $20 on the big auction site... I was trying to be cheap as I'd never tried the "drop-bar-mtb" thing before. But it's quickly becoming a favorite bike, whether...
08-29-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,156
Posted By no67el

jamesdak Your riding is inspiring in this...

jamesdak Your riding is inspiring in this thread---- and your bikes always inspire, every time you share them. So, so beautiful--- and you RIDE them, which is exactly as it should be.

Thanks for...
08-19-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,484
Posted By no67el

I found one almost exactly like this, but in...

I found one almost exactly like this, but in blue:


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_4905_a5c94d90f182bb69aeff81b3ccda869d4c5a6add.jpg
Front Airlite wheel...
08-19-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7,360
Views: 3,210,725
Posted By no67el

Whoops I see now that this is Wald basket-- what...

Whoops I see now that this is Wald basket-- what size Dark Realm bag do you have in there?
08-19-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7,360
Views: 3,210,725
Posted By no67el

Update on this bike: added Deore 1x 32t crankset...

Update on this bike: added Deore 1x 32t crankset on a Hollowtech BB. Deore M6000-GS rear derailleur. 11x42 cassette.

I had to do some judicious filing to the DiaCompe Silver shifter to get the...
08-19-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7,360
Views: 3,210,725
Posted By no67el

trek bikepacker

Beautiful. What's the front rack you are using? I like the idea of not having to attach your front bag to the handlebars--- I hate losing hand positions....
08-19-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By no67el

Oh I am completely happy with friction shifting! ...

Oh I am completely happy with friction shifting! The Dia-Compe Silver bar-ends are friction-only, though they do have that nice micro-ratchet feel that makes the shifting feel almost like...
08-18-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By no67el

thanks for the ideas...

I will give repositioning the cable a try.... the existing cable pull range is _almost_ enough to get all 10 cogs. Sure would be nice to a) avoid spending another $50 and b) avoid permanently...
08-18-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By no67el

Yeah the Microshift bar end may be an option for...

Yeah the Microshift bar end may be an option for about $50--- though I like the looks of the Dia Compe levers much better, I guess I'm hesitant to start filing away metal.

The shiftmates all look...
08-18-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By no67el

silver bar ends with 10 speed mtb der.?

I'm working on a drop-bar mountain bike conversion--- a mid-90's kona that I'm trying to turn into a 1x10. I got a used shimano M6000-GS rear derailleur with a clutch to help keep the chain on the...
08-03-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 723
Posted By no67el

What wheels did you use? Looking for a 10-speed...

What wheels did you use? Looking for a 10-speed capable wheel set for my Kona Lava Dome drop-bar conversion--- have an XT 1x crank, but need a wheel set that can fit a 10 speed cassette...
07-19-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,355
Posted By no67el

I love all the bikes--- both the "creme de la...

I love all the bikes--- both the "creme de la creme" and the mutts which ride far better than they should.

My two favorite bikes at the moment are a humble Peugeot PFN10, which was Peugeot's...
Replies: 19
Views: 1,187
Posted By no67el

That's a nice, nice frame, and though the parts...

That's a nice, nice frame, and though the parts are a bit of a mutt's breakfast, they probably ride fine. Plus Team Miyata's don't show up that often. To me this seems like a great deal if it's...
07-13-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,179
Posted By no67el

I love this idea---- we all need to ride the...

I love this idea---- we all need to ride the bikes we own! Plus what a great way to motivate yourself to ride: each bike has its own unique spirit and feel, which in turn makes us notice the...
07-13-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 21,069
Views: 3,925,144
Posted By no67el

"one of a kind" Fuji S10-S

except that they made tens of thousands and you can usually find one on every city's craigslist across the country?

Does look very nice and shiny for a mere $2000...
...
07-09-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,555
Posted By no67el

Wonderful frame, great story. Glad you were able...

Wonderful frame, great story. Glad you were able to save the structural integrity without "overwriting" the history of the bike. The longer I mess around with bikes the more affection I have for...
07-08-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 7,154
Views: 939,467
Posted By no67el

I have somewhere between 10 and 20 bikes, but...

I have somewhere between 10 and 20 bikes, but then again I don't count bare frames. The purchase price of all the "old" ones added together still doesn't exceed the cost my two "modern" bikes.
...
07-05-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 69,044
Views: 11,156,217
Posted By no67el

Yeah those were my thoughts too.... "if it walks...

Yeah those were my thoughts too.... "if it walks like a duck" etc....
07-05-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,464
Posted By no67el

So many lovely bikes in this thread, even if many...

So many lovely bikes in this thread, even if many have already been posted elsewhere/earlier--- I for one am glad to see them again. jamesdak your bikes are always a welcome sight-- someday I'll...
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