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11-24-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,431
Posted By squirtdad

$125 for 84 team miyata.....guy got in trouble...

$125 for 84 team miyata.....guy got in trouble with significant other for not giving it to me
...
11-22-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,144
Posted By squirtdad

thinks happen, but IMHO parts are more...

thinks happen, but IMHO parts are more sensitive to torque.....I have started using a torque wrench even tho I am still a steel frame and aluminum cockpit kinda guy. what I have notices id...
11-14-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,183
Posted By squirtdad

reminds me of a friends opel in high school, 8...

reminds me of a friends opel in high school, 8 track cost more than the car....we work out the tape with Layla on it
11-13-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,348
Posted By squirtdad

mostly i have let serendipity and karma work...

mostly i have let serendipity and karma work rather than goals

I had 2 bikes for ages a nishiki and a miyata 1400 I bought new

then a friend dropped a torpado super strada on my porch, took a...
11-13-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,183
Posted By squirtdad

a warm beer fan i see. Very nice cars :) ...

a warm beer fan i see. Very nice cars :)






(reference is to the old joke....Why do brits drink warm beer? Because Lucas makes refrigerators also
11-10-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,757
Posted By squirtdad

Life is to short not to ride the the best bike...

Life is to short not to ride the the best bike you have as much as you can. Of course the other bikes get jealous and need to go out now and then

If you are smiling all is good
10-30-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 7,634
Posted By squirtdad

imho wrong in so many ways..... mostly heavy...

imho wrong in so many ways..... mostly heavy bikes are cheaper with cheaper components requiring more repair. Heavy does not mean rugged, it just means heavy, often because of cheap...
10-29-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By squirtdad

why not just contact litespeed and see what cups...

why not just contact litespeed and see what cups are needed....then most shops should be able to order???
10-27-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 484
Posted By squirtdad

nice drive (i hope) and 80 bucks for what looks...

nice drive (i hope) and 80 bucks for what looks to be a ready to go fun to ride to the pub or coffee bike with lots of other potential

start driving with cash in hand
Forum: Framebuilders
10-21-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By squirtdad

custom titanium and tiagra.......heresy :)

custom titanium and tiagra.......heresy :)
10-20-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 856
Posted By squirtdad

I would suggest posting in framebuilders forum ...

I would suggest posting in framebuilders forum https://www.bikeforums.net/framebuilders/

certainly top tubes can be replaced, but I doubt with a miyata triple butted tube but cost and pretty...
10-19-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1,848
Views: 176,007
Posted By squirtdad

here is what 30mm Vittoria corsa control look...

here is what 30mm Vittoria corsa control look like with 5800 105 brakes (spec is 28mm max) on 85 team miyata
...
10-15-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 816
Posted By squirtdad

it sounds like the tire was not new.....but If it...

it sounds like the tire was not new.....but If it were me, and I was going on any big tour, especially areas that may not have a lot of bike shops (think Hiway 2 across norther montana) I would...
10-09-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 416
Posted By squirtdad

the original saddle would have been a turbo. ...

the original saddle would have been a turbo. the original pedals would have been 600 tricolor also. Everything else looks right, eveny has the biopace I bought one new and rode it until the...
10-07-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 530
Posted By squirtdad

I'd say it be because of your magnetic...

I'd say it be because of your magnetic personality, but that won't work with aluminum frames
09-24-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,557
Posted By squirtdad

my favorite is typically my current 'niceest"...

my favorite is typically my current 'niceest" bike

I tend to ride the favorite for everything but "just throw a leg over the bike and go" errands

my current favorite is an 85 team miyata, wtih...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-08-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,584
Posted By squirtdad

Spec max on that frame is 35. going to a 42 is...

Spec max on that frame is 35. going to a 42 is 9mm (almost a centimeter) over spec. I am not the hands on guy, just a numbers guy so go with what the hands on guys say, but that seems to me to...
09-07-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 806
Posted By squirtdad

my companies approach is if you get video...

my companies approach is if you get video meeting bombed by kid, introduce them :) in my case the kid is out of the house so it is the cat :)
09-05-20, 07:47 PM
09-05-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 806
Posted By squirtdad

fwiw i prefer the small/small sizing...

fwiw i prefer the small/small sizing approach...but I haven't used it with a 1x set up. I have used it with a vinatage set up 53/39 12-28 and a modern set up 50/34 11--32

...
09-04-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 736
Posted By squirtdad

oh....you are going to fit in :)

oh....you are going to fit in :)
Forum: Introductions
09-04-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By squirtdad

welcome sounds like you should check out C&V ...

welcome sounds like you should check out C&V https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/
09-03-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By squirtdad

only wearing mtn bke shorts make you look fat :)

only wearing mtn bke shorts make you look fat :)
09-02-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6,704
Views: 613,329
Posted By squirtdad

a set of stainless bolts for a longboard I am...

a set of stainless bolts for a longboard I am building.....here are the bolts and the last one I built
...
09-02-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,474
Posted By squirtdad

and there is a pointer laughing at you somewhere....

and there is a pointer laughing at you somewhere.

me I am still a nerd but non practicing I am on the darkside......head of change and release......no you can't put that failed code into...
09-02-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 857
Posted By squirtdad

had a hard choice a4 quattro with stick (8.5 ...

had a hard choice a4 quattro with stick (8.5 2015) or avant with auto......went with the stick and good roof racks. Avants (wagons or estates in britich) are so under appreciated in the the US)
09-01-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 857
Posted By squirtdad

is the Avant yours ? any mods ?

is the Avant yours ? any mods ?
08-31-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1,848
Views: 176,007
Posted By squirtdad

begone satan what were they?

begone satan

what were they?
08-31-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By squirtdad

fwiw......think long term not short term bucks. ...

fwiw......think long term not short term bucks. IME using matched components eliminates a lof of fiddly issues both initial set up and long term riding .5mm is not much and maybe the electronc...
08-30-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 487
Posted By squirtdad

nice.... and thanks for followup story

nice.... and thanks for followup story
08-28-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 700
Posted By squirtdad

New tire I think is the correct answer......

New tire I think is the correct answer... tubeless set up or not :)
08-28-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Posted By squirtdad

sounds like your dura-ace AX again (case you...

sounds like your dura-ace AX again (case you have not guessed the AX group with all of it's aero design is an odd duck)

it seems they have and internal clamp..

guessing that you pop the dust...
08-27-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,270
Posted By squirtdad

sounds dumb but weight and bike tires make for...

sounds dumb but weight and bike tires make for really different what works for me PSI setups I find my self thinking why in the world would that person ride so low a pressure..... me 244 them 160...
08-27-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 654
Posted By squirtdad

Since i started using Conti (continental) tubes...

Since i started using Conti (continental) tubes i have had way fewer problems for the price of a tube vs the hassle of flats buying cheap is no a good value IME
08-25-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,395
Posted By squirtdad

Friction Thumb shifters...... brilliant for the...

Friction Thumb shifters...... brilliant for the right appliction townie type bike or replacing twistgrip shifters
08-25-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,144
Posted By squirtdad

barcons.......just don't work for me.....they are...

barcons.......just don't work for me.....they are magnets for my knee and I really didn't like the overall workability......... downtube, brifters or thumbie friction for me
08-25-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,924
Posted By squirtdad

why, it seems way less of a hack the removing a...

why, it seems way less of a hack the removing a spacer and then recentering the wheel.

I have coldset 2 frames with no issues one 126 to 135 usiing the sheldon 2x4

the other 126 to 130
...
08-24-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,395
Posted By squirtdad

plus the don't look fugly

plus the don't look fugly
08-24-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 487
Posted By squirtdad

People who do not have big big capability and...

People who do not have big big capability and shifted to that combo find that if going fast it pretty much guarantees a crash. it is a safety factor and IMHO it is disservice to people to...
08-22-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,172
Posted By squirtdad

my 28 gp5000 measure as 28 on mavic open pro...

my 28 gp5000 measure as 28 on mavic open pro rims. as did my 28 vittoria corsa g+ on the same rim

the only tire i have had that measured really big was a Michelin I think servo course pro or pro...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-21-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By squirtdad

slx tubes or a specific brand....if you are...

slx tubes or a specific brand....if you are looking for some specific brand and yearwise post a WTB (want to buy) in the classic and vintage for sale section.....you would be surprised and how often...
08-21-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,641
Posted By squirtdad

that a great idea a C&V bulwer-lytton thread (he...

that a great idea a C&V bulwer-lytton thread (he is the author famous for "it was a dark and stormy night" which has inspired this https://www.bulwer-lytton.com/

It was a dark and stormy ride,...
08-21-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,172
Posted By squirtdad

go bigger if you can..... 25 at least but better ...

go bigger if you can..... 25 at least but better 28 mm. better ride, and no speed difference

I really like the conti GP 5000 high performance and I have had really good not flatting
08-21-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,641
Posted By squirtdad

Well after this build up....... the bike had...

Well after this build up....... the bike had better be drop dead gorgeous, with photos that Ansel Adam, Edward Weston, Annie Leibovitz, et al would be blown away by :) (pretty clear the...
08-20-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,022
Posted By squirtdad

interesting, and typical that is is a mix of...

interesting, and typical that is is a mix of lugs and tig construction......... rivendell does it's own thing looks like fun
08-19-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 879
Posted By squirtdad

My vote is to do it you have the Aqula for...

My vote is to do it you have the Aqula for eroica/heroica rides (another thing to get into)

IMHO skip the disc breaks.....the forks were not designed to handle the stress and modern dual pivot...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,485
Posted By squirtdad

this..... in general if all are stopped and I...

this..... in general if all are stopped and I have room I move up to the front
08-17-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 696
Posted By squirtdad

compliment for sure. a lot of his videos would...

compliment for sure. a lot of his videos would create things that looked like your for sale "poster" with the magic marker and squares, clouds etc. made me smile
Forum: Commuting
08-17-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,325
Posted By squirtdad

wrong... simply wrong..... setting the seat like...

wrong... simply wrong..... setting the seat like this puts you in way less than effective pedaling situation. proper bike fit is proper bike fit, plan and simple. And it is no more work, or...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1,347
Views: 199,877
Posted By squirtdad

myself after a neighbors dog decided to run in...

myself after a neighbors dog decided to run in front of me
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