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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...
01-08-22, 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...
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...
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:
...
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...
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...
09-20-21, 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...
09-12-21, 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, 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, 12:22 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...
08-03-21, 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...
07-01-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 34,459
Posted By no67el

Why on earth would anyone bother with French...

Why on earth would anyone bother with French bikes.....

....um, er....

1:

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/pfn10_2_9af04ac280dc97670a1c59a188fbb1e9cfe096d1.jpg...
06-23-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,240
Posted By no67el

Centurion Pro Tour 15

1983(?) Centurion Pro Tour 15.

I measure 54cm center-to-center seat tube, 55.5 cm top tube--- these bikes seem to have a pretty stretched-out geometry. Still way too small for me.

I cleaned...
06-10-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,161
Posted By no67el

Yeah, I came of age as a bike racer when 23c was...

Yeah, I came of age as a bike racer when 23c was the iron-clad rule.... and they felt like iron! Conti Gran Prix inflated to 120 psi--- fast and hard was the idea, and back then no one expected to...
05-06-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7,360
Views: 3,210,725
Posted By no67el

Yeah these bars are growing on me---- with the...

Yeah these bars are growing on me---- with the ramps tilted nearly flat like this, and the long grip surface of the cheap-o imitation Tektro levers (almost like they are trying to feel like...
04-27-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7,360
Views: 3,210,725
Posted By no67el

Kona Lava Dome Race Light

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0055_b048406cf6d865f08d12932152957a2903825ef2.jpg

Ok: not lugged, not a level top tube... but it is steel, and it is from 1996...
04-22-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,756
Posted By no67el

Gitane Tour de France 60cm

Gitane Tour de France-- 1972(?)

SOLD! Thanks all. Glad this one is going to a good home.

Reynolds 531.
Seat tube 60cm center-to-center, top tube 59cm c-to-c.
Simplex delrin...
03-02-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 931
Views: 294,817
Posted By no67el

The now-obligatory Fuji S12-S conversion--- in...

The now-obligatory Fuji S12-S conversion--- in this case a somewhat oddball variant called the "10th Anniversary" edition, which I think was a celebration of a Boston area shop's relationship with...
02-13-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,221
Posted By no67el

Well it's funny that this thread has come back to...

Well it's funny that this thread has come back to life--- and it's an embarrassing reminder that I still haven't completely built up this frame that I got from nlerner!

I did try fitting some...
01-27-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,570
Posted By no67el

The Prestige

Hey thanks for the ideas folks! The handlebar reach was OK with a long stem, but the relatively short head tube on the 56 cm frame made it hard to get the bars high enough without resorting to things...
01-14-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,693
Posted By no67el

Of course! It's a bit disquieting to think...

Of course!

It's a bit disquieting to think about, but the value of currency depends on our collective agreement to give it value when negotiating exchange for goods or services. That's why the...
01-11-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,419
Posted By no67el

A bike like that deserves tubulars---- there are...

A bike like that deserves tubulars---- there are many great clinchers around now, but to me good tubulars still feel better. Plus the rim/tire setup will still be lighter than a clincher setup. ...
01-04-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,774
Posted By no67el

Oddly, this was one of my most amazing years on a...

Oddly, this was one of my most amazing years on a bike ever--- new titanium hip back in November '19 made me more comfortable on a bike than I've been in 20 years. And pandemic isolation forced me to...
01-04-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,204
Posted By no67el

Oh to have that much storage space....

Oh to have that much storage space....
12-21-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,318
Posted By no67el

I'm going to be counting the days until l can...

I'm going to be counting the days until l can ride on dry roads again.... but in the meantime I get to learn how to get crank cotter pins out...

Many thanks to niliraga for helping get the bike...
12-11-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 13,360
Posted By no67el

Awesome, interesting stuff folks--- the climbing...

Awesome, interesting stuff folks--- the climbing style of earlier generations was certainly different! I was watching "Stars and Watercarriers" the other day, and the heads of Merckx and others are...
12-10-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 13,360
Posted By no67el

"Ah, you were lucky!"

The Four Yorkshiremen

Something about this conversation recalls the above....

Thanks for all the replies--- I live on the side of a valley, and pretty much every ride available to me involves...
12-09-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,147
Posted By no67el

Still trying to figure out where/how to mount...

Still trying to figure out where/how to mount this:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_4624_ef8a951ee571e96562677033ca5f78fcf49b43bc.jpg...
12-05-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 55,780
Posted By no67el

Here's a Lotus Legend as I was building it up...

Here's a Lotus Legend as I was building it up this summer:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/lotuslegendblack1_e3ec5babfc5576b0754f47d5bedfdd090e946a92.jpg
...
12-05-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 901
Posted By no67el

I dunno--- I'm digging the black seat post look...

I dunno--- I'm digging the black seat post look with the black bike, blackwall tires, white saddle and white bar tape... There are a million classically styled, silver-stem, silver-seatpost Raleigh...
11-17-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By no67el

My Wahoo Kickr has been a very good friend over...

My Wahoo Kickr has been a very good friend over the past year! I purchased it used when a total hip replacement was on the horizon last fall, and it's been great. As above, an old iPhone suffices...
11-15-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 12,761
Posted By no67el

Thanks for the tips about logging in! I've been...

Thanks for the tips about logging in! I've been puzzled by the page tabs not working for a while now, and have been resorting to the "quick search" function which seems to work fine.

Logging in...
11-13-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14,684
Views: 3,522,269
Posted By no67el

early 60's Raleigh Gran Sport?

Interesting bike found quite cheap, way up in the VT islands..... older gentleman said he had it brought over from the UK by an Air Force buddy in the hold of a bomber! He said he rode it around his...
11-09-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,460
Posted By no67el

Re: bars

Hey thanks for the info--- and the video. Very interesting! I may have to try something like this-- I've been looking for a 80's era steel MTB frame to do a build around with Rat Trap Pass tires or...
11-05-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,460
Posted By no67el

Whoops--- just saw that others have posted the...

Whoops--- just saw that others have posted the lye/caustic soda videos..... and that the OP managed to use lye to free the Fat! Sorry for the redundant info.

Great Success....! I love the...
11-05-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,460
Posted By no67el

Yes, that's the way it works.... lye dissolves...

Yes, that's the way it works.... lye dissolves aluminum but leaves steel untouched. Do a search for "lye" and "seat post" either on this site or elsewhere and you'll see lots of information, even...
09-23-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,291
Posted By no67el

Huret dropout with Crane derailleur?

So: I have a Raleigh Competition frame which has a Huret derailleur hanger. Based on reading around in this forum, I sourced a Shimano Crane rear derailleur--- thinking that it would fit once I'd...
09-12-20, 03:59 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/raleighscmk2_03c8da9d1c2dbcdcc4a6ae44971b588f3cdec921.jpg
08-12-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,343
Posted By no67el

A few more Fuji Team pics: ...

A few more Fuji Team pics:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_4424_df752dda96ecfcfbfcdc35c294bb1af6de075e83.jpg
Non drive side...
08-12-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,343
Posted By no67el

Very nice Miyata! I have an 84 Fuji Team in...

Very nice Miyata!

I have an 84 Fuji Team in pretty nice shape. As I measure it, 59 cm seat tuber center-to-center, and 58 cm top tube. Was planning to sell to thin the herd a bit, but would...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,698
Posted By no67el

The Fuji Team is a nice ride. I have one of...

The Fuji Team is a nice ride. I have one of these in the same color. These don't seem to have the same cachet around here as the Centurion Ironman, but I think it rides at least as well. In my...
07-31-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 69,044
Views: 11,156,217
Posted By no67el

Tall Ritchey Road Logic

$200 seems like pretty good price for a Road Logic with brifters..... if you are tall....

https://vermont.craigslist.org/bik/d/craftsbury-common-steel-ritchey-logic/7168441448.html

...
07-23-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,078
Posted By no67el

Thanks SurferRosa, that Fizik microtex is nice...

Thanks SurferRosa, that Fizik microtex is nice stuff! I have it on another bike and I like it a lot--- certainly gives a leather-ish look and feel with a lot less hassle. We'll see how the removal...
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