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10-14-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,119
Posted By tricky

That's a good deal! I was going to post Universal...

That's a good deal! I was going to post Universal Cycles Shimano hubs page that has a selection of IGHs (Universal Cycles -- Hubs & Parts...
10-05-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 952
Posted By tricky

You mean you're just riding bikes like a sane...

You mean you're just riding bikes like a sane person? For shame
10-01-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 952
Posted By tricky

Just to be clear, you don't need to remove any...

Just to be clear, you don't need to remove any part of the headset to remove the stem.

The order of operations here are:

1. Remove stem. Smack the bolt while loosened a bit but still threaded...
10-01-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 952
Posted By tricky

I have one of these. Love it. Super wide jaws,...

I have one of these. Love it. Super wide jaws, tight clearances in the mechanism so that the width that you set the jaws stays in place much better than most adjustables, and mine was made in Spain...
10-01-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 783
Posted By tricky

Depending on current trade wars, blights, and...

Depending on current trade wars, blights, and other geo-political instabilities, you may need to substitute in USA-grown seeds. Careful, depending on what state the seeds come from you may develop a...
09-29-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,762
Posted By tricky

Paris-Brest-Paris, the ne plus ultra of...

Paris-Brest-Paris, the ne plus ultra of randonneuring. It's a 1200 kilometer ride from Paris to Brest and back to Paris with a 90 hour time limit.

"How do I qualify for PBP?
All would-be PBP...
09-29-21, 01:08 AM
Replies: 8,059
Views: 2,582,416
Posted By tricky

🙌🏼 Thanks Bill!

🙌🏼 Thanks Bill!
09-28-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,439
Posted By tricky

So good! Can't wait to see if built up and,...

So good! Can't wait to see if built up and, fingers crossed, in person some day!
09-24-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,051
Posted By tricky

BoozyMcliverRot You can do whatever you'd like!...

BoozyMcliverRot You can do whatever you'd like! Trying to make a re-decal and make a replica of a really valuable bike gets into a grey area since someone down the line can get duped, but you aren't...
09-21-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By tricky

You may know this already, but mentioning it...

You may know this already, but mentioning it since the consequences of bad brakes can be, well, bad. Don't leave WD-40 or wax on the rims brake tracks! You're wife will be in for a terrifying...
09-21-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 450
Posted By tricky

I am not a framebuilder, just another some random...

I am not a framebuilder, just another some random bike nerd on the internet, but my instinct is to not trust that fork. I don't take chances with the front end of the bike. That said, if Doug F,...
09-20-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,064
Posted By tricky

Cool! First I've heard of this too. Keep us...

Cool! First I've heard of this too. Keep us updated on how it goes.
09-20-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 507
Posted By tricky

Yup! First thing I noticed too. And as the thread...

Yup! First thing I noticed too. And as the thread I linked pointed out, the pedals, stem, headset spacers too. The rest of it looks passably vintage, but really the whole bike is new! Looks like a...
09-17-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 722
Posted By tricky

Ugh, Bogester so sorry to hear this happened! So...

Ugh, Bogester so sorry to hear this happened! So frustrating when we get caught off guard and injured in a seemingly innocuous moment. If I am understanding the chain of events correctly, maybe a...
09-17-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By tricky

Agreed. The closest similar option that I know of...

Agreed. The closest similar option that I know of that's still being sold today is the Rene Herse with proprietary chainrings and a $525 price tag. Rene Herse Triple Crank – Rene Herse Cycles...
09-16-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 782
Posted By tricky

Depends on your aesthetic goal. I love looking at...

Depends on your aesthetic goal. I love looking at a perfectly restored car, but for a car you actually drive, having a perfect finish is a burden, IMO. Same for bikes. A quality bike paint job can...
09-15-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 447
Posted By tricky

That ITM stem is gnarly! I had a similar...

That ITM stem is gnarly!

I had a similar issue with a seatpost recently. I was certain my Performance Blue Ridge took a 27.0 but a shop measured it and they said it's 27.2. After failing to...
09-13-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By tricky

That's really cool! My only concern would be the...

That's really cool! My only concern would be the eventual failure of that tab that attaches to the stem. It's a single point of failure that is carrying a couple pounds of weight with lots of...
09-10-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,054
Posted By tricky

No, but you seem very upset, wow! Relax! I'll...

No, but you seem very upset, wow! Relax! I'll give you two guesses who is in the photo, the first one doesn't count.
09-10-21, 12:18 PM
09-10-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,070
Posted By tricky

StuBotNYC Looks awesome! Well done. You did...

StuBotNYC Looks awesome! Well done. You did justice to this little slice of Cannondale history. I am glad you picked this up and saved it instead of someone that would just continue to neglect it.
09-08-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,949
Posted By tricky

I've been considering carbon bars for a while,...

I've been considering carbon bars for a while, but it scared me a little bit with it being such a vital part. I guess if the considerably taller and higher mileage RiddleOfSteel can honk on them and...
09-08-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 821
Posted By tricky

Good luck! Sounds like the procedure has been...

Good luck! Sounds like the procedure has been refined and you'll be better off for it. I am glad you are still able to ride and I commend you for taking care of yourself well enough to put it off the...
08-31-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7,227
Views: 2,910,399
Posted By tricky

Cable routing doesn't affect derailleur/shifter...

Cable routing doesn't affect derailleur/shifter compatibility. It's all about the amount of cable the shifters pull each time you shift vs for which cable pull the derailleur was designed.

Here's...
08-24-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,064
Posted By tricky

This, a million times this! CO2 inflators are so...

This, a million times this! CO2 inflators are so wasteful and you are just so much more self sufficient when you have a pump. I have a ~4" long pump that fits in my small saddle bag. I think it's a...
08-20-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,002
Posted By tricky

Meh, it's an internet forum. Rambling is at least...

Meh, it's an internet forum. Rambling is at least better than being a jerk. And don't forget there's a block list feature too. ;)
08-19-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 629
Posted By tricky

Thank you very much for writing up this "primary...

Thank you very much for writing up this "primary source" account of that era! I hope other forum members chime in to corroborate. Might be worth another thread.

Also, I've never heard of the...
08-18-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,002
Posted By tricky

DIY repaints are a ton of work to get right. I...

DIY repaints are a ton of work to get right. I vote for not repainting, cleaning up the existing paint with polishing compound and wax, and (optional) replacing the decals.
08-17-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 582
Posted By tricky

I love that generation of Peugeot paint! I had a...

I love that generation of Peugeot paint! I had a Peugeot Triathlon of the same era. It was too small, but I would love to find one in my size.

It looks like it's in pretty good shape overall....
08-17-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 517
Posted By tricky

In hindsight I think I was just using your...

In hindsight I think I was just using your offhand comment (turns out we are pretty aligned in how we think about bikes, run what you brung!) as an opportunity to opine on a topic I am passionate...
08-16-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,753
Posted By tricky

Whining about whining. That's next level!

Whining about whining. That's next level!
08-13-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,753
Posted By tricky

This was the part that rubbed me the wrong way. I...

This was the part that rubbed me the wrong way. I mean, I guess it's irrelevant because a $14k bike is the opposite of egalitarian by its very nature, but it just ratcheted up the pretentiousness and...
08-10-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,730
Posted By tricky

He didn't call the OP stupid, he was just telling...

He didn't call the OP stupid, he was just telling the OP not to be stupid. Big difference. :rolleyes: He was still playing fast and lose with his spelling though.
08-10-21, 12:03 PM
08-05-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 576
Posted By tricky

As long as they both fit, it's all subjective....

As long as they both fit, it's all subjective. Some folks will like the light weight and stiffness that you get from aluminum. A lot of us in this subforum are all in on steel bikes. If you are just...
08-05-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By tricky

This was the first result when using the...

This was the first result when using the "site:https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/ schwinn 80s". (remove quotation marks)...
08-04-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By tricky

I saw the news on social media yesterday. It's so...

I saw the news on social media yesterday. It's so sad. I didn't know him personally but his reputation as a builder was well definitely well known in Seattle. Given all the comments about how great a...
06-28-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 679
Posted By tricky

Very cool.. It's cool to see a complete Suntour...

Very cool.. It's cool to see a complete Suntour indexed group being used in an enthusiast build like this. The whole build looks minty fresh! Bump!
06-24-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,088
Posted By tricky

I think we get this question on average once or...

I think we get this question on average once or twice a year. Not an indictment, availability will change so worth asking again every once in a while. Here are some other threads of various age.

...
06-24-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,085
Posted By tricky

I defer to Cyccocommute's direct experience with...

I defer to Cyccocommute's direct experience with the M2 frames. bustaone sounds like you should look for a Stumpy with different frame material. In the meantime, we would be happy to help you with...
06-23-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,085
Posted By tricky

bustaone Something to keep in mind is that...

bustaone Something to keep in mind is that suspension wears out just like other components. It sounds like that Stumpy you are looking at is pretty fresh, but suspension needs maintenance too. They...
06-16-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,837
Posted By tricky

Hey, JL, cool! They were in Fremont. They did a...

Hey, JL, cool! They were in Fremont. They did a lot of custom kit for local cycling and crew teams. Once they closed up shop Bill Davidson moved into the space and is there to this day.

It's cool...
06-11-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,116
Posted By tricky

Tagging cuda2k since replies in threads don't...

Tagging cuda2k since replies in threads don't often generate notifications like tags do.
06-11-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,223
Posted By tricky

Wouldn't the mythical French Fender Day be...

Wouldn't the mythical French Fender Day be considered a vintage get-together/ride? I haven't been but it seems cool.
06-07-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 9,494
Posted By tricky

I'll start a Discord server for us. Maybe do a...

I'll start a Discord server for us. Maybe do a Tiktok
06-07-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,452
Posted By tricky

Just giving you a hard time. :) IMO, the poll is...

Just giving you a hard time. :) IMO, the poll is still working as intended!
06-07-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,452
Posted By tricky

IMO, your poll was more confusing than the...

IMO, your poll was more confusing than the reasoning for the subforum. Man, this internet thing is complicated. :D Can I change my vote?
06-07-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,452
Posted By tricky

Haha! Me too! I was confused. I thought Yes meant...

Haha! Me too! I was confused. I thought Yes meant we should have an official poll. Now I want to change to no! :lol: Am I a hanging chad?
06-04-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 9,494
Posted By tricky

Yup agreed. Siu Blue Wind can we officially end...

Yup agreed. Siu Blue Wind can we officially end the experiment now and get the threads moved back to C&V and the brifter forum closed? The consensus is that we'd like it all within C&V.
06-04-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,489
Posted By tricky

Those fastback stays are pretty cool. Everything...

Those fastback stays are pretty cool. Everything else, not so much!

Reminds me of this. https://twistedsifter.com/2016/04/artist-asks-people-to-draw-bicycle-from-memory-and-renders-results/
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