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10-14-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,120
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...
10-11-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 738
Posted By tricky

I am going to chime in even though I think you're...

I am going to chime in even though I think you're going for something that's more bombastic than I would build, but, you asked, right? :) I vote for white saddle and white bar tape (or just matching...
10-11-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 738
Posted By tricky

Whoa! Adjustable angle slingshot quill stem?...

Whoa! Adjustable angle slingshot quill stem? Pretty cool.
10-08-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By tricky

First thing I thought too when I saw that...

First thing I thought too when I saw that monostay. Brake hanger looks like it too.

Mongoose Iboc Pro (1989) by @6_dave_9 (bikerebuilds.com)...
10-08-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 388
Posted By tricky

Get some silver nutted brakes and have the arms...

Get some silver nutted brakes and have the arms powdercoated?
10-06-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,574
Posted By tricky

Wow, that's pretty bad! Not sure if this or the...

Wow, that's pretty bad! Not sure if this or the valentino derailluer posted above would be the ugliest campy part.
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
10-05-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 952
Posted By tricky

In my personal experience with threaded headsets...

In my personal experience with threaded headsets that I put through a lot of abuse (mainly an 80s mountain bike commuter. curb hopping, light offroading, 1 CX race), they eventually came loose...
10-04-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 58,829
Posted By tricky

Oh dang! I totally misread the timestamp on that...

Oh dang! I totally misread the timestamp on that post. I thought it was from August '21. Definitely need to plan a larger PNW get together once things are a little more normal.
10-04-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 58,829
Posted By tricky

Nice score! I have a Via Carisma frame that I...

Nice score! I have a Via Carisma frame that I need to get built up. Once I do, we should do a chill hybrid ride. I think the cool kids call it Party Pace. :)
10-04-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 952
Posted By tricky

gthomson looks like the image of the keyed washer...

gthomson looks like the image of the keyed washer didn't come through in my previous post. You need to have a washer with a key in it in place of that light mount. See below. Notice that little nub...
10-01-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 738
Posted By tricky

Good point. There are a few custom builders out...

Good point. There are a few custom builders out there that will make you one.

Ex: Titanium Stem: Custom Quill — TI CYCLES FABRICATION...
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, 03:08 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,596
Posted By tricky

Love me a pre-Pacific GT road bike!

Love me a pre-Pacific GT road bike!
10-01-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 738
Posted By tricky

These are Nitto, correct? I know Sim Works' bars...

These are Nitto, correct? I know Sim Works' bars are made by Nitto.
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: 1,770
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, 10:38 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,770
Posted By tricky

Listen to this man! If all you're after is a...

Listen to this man! If all you're after is a faster bike, then a road bike will do it for you and do it better than a rando bike. Most folks that ride PBP are on road bikes, not constructeur inspired...
09-29-21, 01:08 AM
Replies: 8,059
Views: 2,582,427
Posted By tricky

🙌🏼 Thanks Bill!

🙌🏼 Thanks Bill!
09-28-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,442
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!
09-28-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,770
Posted By tricky

Just wanted to say props for commuting in Dallas!...

Just wanted to say props for commuting in Dallas! I grew up and lived there in my early adulthood. Commuting can be tough there. It's, shall we say, car-centric.

I'll let other folks with...
09-28-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 20,653
Views: 3,621,105
Posted By tricky

Fork's not bent! :)

Fork's not bent! :)
09-27-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By tricky

Solid deal! The obvious move here is to build it...

Solid deal! The obvious move here is to build it up with a Suntour Blaze group. ;)
09-24-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,051
Posted By tricky

Are you able to tell the manufacturer from the...

Are you able to tell the manufacturer from the serial? Was "KHS" a manufacturer themselves and they did contract work for Performance, et al or just another brand that used one of the manufacturing...
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...
09-24-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,051
Posted By tricky

Do you have a serial number? I saw your other...

Do you have a serial number? I saw your other thread on this tubing. Just a theory but it sounds like maybe the same manufacturer made all these MTBs from DB, KHS and Performance/Supergo. Tubing...
09-24-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By tricky

Very nice! I like that finish too. It's a no...

Very nice! I like that finish too. It's a no nonsense, but low key high end build. Looks primed for covering lots of miles.
09-22-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By tricky

Yup, you are right. It's been a minute since I've...

Yup, you are right. It's been a minute since I've worked on non-sealed BB and I forgot that both sides have lockrings, not just the DS. I was thinking of how you can shift sealed BBs like Dfrost...
09-22-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By tricky

The top end of your target range for your spindle...

The top end of your target range for your spindle length is only 3.5 mm from the length of the spindle you have. I am wondering if you cheat a bit and add a 4mm spacer between the locking cup on the...
09-22-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By tricky

5mm Spindle lengths are specific to...

5mm

Spindle lengths are specific to cranksets, not bikes. Here's Sheldon Brown's list of Sugino cranksets and the needed spindle length. Sheldon Brown's Bottom Bracket Size Database...
09-22-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,640
Posted By tricky

Mr. Spadoni gugie RustyJames Reiterating us out...

Mr. Spadoni gugie RustyJames Reiterating us out of towner's need for photos. :) Have fun!
09-22-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By tricky

Very cool. I love lugs, but I also love the clean...

Very cool. I love lugs, but I also love the clean look of a lug-less steel frame. I don't think I've seen rear lower rack mounts like that. Having fenders and racks terminate in the same or nearly...
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, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By tricky

Funny, I was considering these for my Claud...

Funny, I was considering these for my Claud Butler too, but looks like was about fifth in line. :) Looks like Dylansbob marked these as sold in the original post in an edit 2 days ago.
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...
09-20-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,066
Posted By tricky

Start a new thread in the appraisals sub-forum,...

Start a new thread in the appraisals sub-forum, your reply here will only get lost and not replied to. Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals. - Bike Forums...
09-20-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 507
Posted By tricky

Hadn't heard of this show. Found this pic from a...

Hadn't heard of this show. Found this pic from a different BF thread that says it's a Pashley. Father Brown's bicycle? - Bike Forums...
09-17-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 723
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, 05:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 782
Posted By tricky

Apparently boiled linseed oil looks good on rusty...

Apparently boiled linseed oil looks good on rusty patina, but maybe this also presents as too shiny to the folks that also hate clear coat over rust. It's temporary and gets a little less shiny over...
09-17-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,846
Posted By tricky

Yup! Old hybrids are the best kept secret in all...

Yup! Old hybrids are the best kept secret in all around bikes. I have a Univega Via Carisma that I will be building up as a flat bar in-town errand and commuting bike. It also has lowrider mounts on...
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...
09-17-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 831
Posted By tricky

That bike is a stunner, but I keep flipping back...

That bike is a stunner, but I keep flipping back and forth between liking the blue and the red (maroon?) the best. That dark sultry red is so sexy!

Another free bump. Someone please buy these! I...
09-16-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,103
Posted By tricky

You really need to do a post highlighting your...

You really need to do a post highlighting your stable. You have some deep cuts that sound incredible. Bonus points for videos of the gear shifters from when that technology was nascent. I've never...
09-16-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 782
Posted By tricky

Haha, true! I like that saying, gonna steal it....

Haha, true! I like that saying, gonna steal it. Although, technically this will be more like "Better a good power to weight ratio and grey primer..." since it's a small European car with a big (for...
09-16-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 782
Posted By tricky

Agreed, preservation is a big part of it. I am...

Agreed, preservation is a big part of it. I am trying to figure out how to get rid of some rust bubbles on my vintage car but also not have the finish look terrible. Might end up doing the grey...
09-16-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By tricky

Bump. Really reasonable price on this. I've...

Bump. Really reasonable price on this. I've always liked the look of Triomphe parts. This would be a great candidate for a $100 powdercoat. Then fill in the pantos and windows with some yellow...
09-16-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 831
Posted By tricky

Oh wow. Gorgeous. Have these been repainted?

Oh wow. Gorgeous. Have these been repainted?
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