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Forum: Recumbent
06-19-17, 10:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,673
Posted By Mbrgr1

Bike E2 suspension conversion.

I removed the goofy 16" wheel from my E2 tandem and replaced it with a 20" suspension fork and tilting steering. Here is the result. Not suitable for shorter riders! I may try a 6" or 6.5" rear shock...
Forum: Recumbent
06-19-17, 10:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,728
Posted By Mbrgr1

Of course there was.....

No new or old RWS thread would be complete with out mentioning the mass produced "Sidewinder", I have one in the garage and it's a hoot to ride, just don't cut the steering loose over 5mph!

Front...
10-23-16, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By Mbrgr1

When is 3/16 actually 1/8?

Building my nutty Italian, I had a bad set of Campy Athena headset bearings and went shopping for a new set.

I bought "HS-HD110 3/16 bearing balls" and waited with bated breath! Well this showed...
10-21-16, 01:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,922
Posted By Mbrgr1

Thanks, 9 speed Campy Veloce group, triple front.

Thanks, 9 speed Campy Veloce group, triple front.
10-20-16, 08:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,922
Posted By Mbrgr1

Italian bike chain??

I'm building an all Italian bike (I hope) and am wondering what the appropriate chain would be? Mid 90's road.

Thanks!
10-16-16, 02:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,142
Posted By Mbrgr1

Thanks, the way a double would work is that the...

Thanks, the way a double would work is that the double FD would be considerably shorter from the pivot down to the leading edge of the guide, that is why my Shimano double sailed right over the 52t...
10-16-16, 02:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,142
Posted By Mbrgr1

The braze on "bottom" is approximately the same...

The braze on "bottom" is approximately the same height from the top of the BB as it was on the donor bike, it is however a quarter inch shorter overall, which is what I need to make this derailleur...
10-16-16, 01:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,142
Posted By Mbrgr1

Well, junior would be a pretty big boy, 63cm...

Well, junior would be a pretty big boy, 63cm frame :lol:

I appreciate the thoughts and help though!
10-16-16, 10:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,142
Posted By Mbrgr1

It probably would, unfortunately for me, I...

It probably would, unfortunately for me, I decided to build an all Italian bike with all campy parts.

I'm convinced there must be a campy FD with a shorter stature, in the following pics there is...
10-16-16, 09:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,142
Posted By Mbrgr1

Well, I tossed a Shimano double FD on there and...

Well, I tossed a Shimano double FD on there and it sails right over the 52 and would need to brought way down to work, of course it does not have enough travel for a triple, were bike frames built to...
10-15-16, 06:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,142
Posted By Mbrgr1

Front derailleur braze on is too low?

I'm building a Scapin frame up and had a Campy triple set from a donor bike, but the front derailleur braze on at it's highest point is too low and the derailleur hits the 52t chainring while...
10-12-16, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 770
Posted By Mbrgr1

Thanks, yup gummed tape is what I tried! (the...

Thanks, yup gummed tape is what I tried! (the secret duct tape!) Torelli disavows any knowledge of this bike since it was built by Alan way before the new ownership.
10-12-16, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 770
Posted By Mbrgr1

I thought that too! But checked it several times,...

I thought that too! But checked it several times, plus, some tape and a 31.8 working tells me it is weird! Since it was just a frame when I got it, it could have had an official clamp adapter. Seat...
10-12-16, 06:57 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,524
Posted By Mbrgr1

I always like the early Shimano groups......

500 Altus with "Selecta"! :thumb:
10-12-16, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 770
Posted By Mbrgr1

What to do with a 30.7 seat tube with no braze on?

The bike I'm building (Torelli) has a seat tube that measures 30.76mm and has no derailleur braze on, I suppose I could shim it, I tried some cloth tape and a 31.8 with ok results, but I'm wondering...
10-08-16, 03:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,379
Posted By Mbrgr1

Here is mine! Big and heavy, but so fun to bash...

Here is mine! Big and heavy, but so fun to bash around on!
09-30-16, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8,203
Views: 2,634,072
Posted By Mbrgr1

Forgot to mention the "Cunningham" Suntour roller...

Forgot to mention the "Cunningham" Suntour roller cam brakes! tough to adjust, but very effective!
09-30-16, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8,203
Views: 2,634,072
Posted By Mbrgr1

Bianchi Grizzly

Original Grizzly with Suntour all over and KKT pedals, a real beast! Urban street tires currently. I always loved the through the stem brake cable, then, through the reflector as well.
09-30-16, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 951
Posted By Mbrgr1

Ready for the balloon fiesta!

Stole a lot of parts from the other bike but kept the urban assault theme, ditched the 70mm octalink front derailleur for a 70mm tapered and tossed the Shimano triple low 24 on, I like the top load...
09-26-16, 06:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 509
Posted By Mbrgr1

Big Italians are ruling the roost!

I'm still building the weird Torelli aluminum lugged 64cm (62 c/c) and this came along, 64cm Scapin in lime? green.

Good old steel, have big plans for this one. I am new the the 70mm Italian BB,...
09-22-16, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,132
Posted By Mbrgr1

Not sure exactly mid 90's I think, I have the...

Not sure exactly mid 90's I think, I have the spec sheet on it somewhere, it's 66cm X 66cm, I can really stretch out on it! The first reaction I usually get is "your stem is way too far out of the...
09-20-16, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,132
Posted By Mbrgr1

It's just a real tall Nitto technomic stem with...

It's just a real tall Nitto technomic stem with extra wide drop bars turned up a little. I have a really long back and can't bend over like I once did, so up up and away!

I did pop a few...
09-20-16, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,132
Posted By Mbrgr1

Vintage Waterford 1200 tackles the "Tour de Acoma"

The 15th annual Tour de Acoma near Grants NM was this past weekend. First time for me and I brought out the closet queen, 66cm Waterford 1200. I have never seen a hill like this one! 13.4% grade at...
09-20-16, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 951
Posted By Mbrgr1

I'm have some 700c x 35 tires for it and wheels,...

I'm have some 700c x 35 tires for it and wheels, tall Nitto technomic quill stem with mustache or cross bars, I have a Shimano "platinum" triple crankset with a 24t small gear for these New Mexico...
09-20-16, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 951
Posted By Mbrgr1

Lugged aluminum Torelli cross frame...

This showed up today, cant wait to build it, 62cm aluminum Alan. I talked to Torelli (great people) and the new owners were unaware of an Aluminum Zona type cross frame. should be a fun build.
08-15-16, 08:30 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 53,121
Posted By Mbrgr1

My 66x66cm Waterford

Built up from an Ebay frame, with mountain type gearing for my NM hills, custom 1200 frame.
07-26-14, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By Mbrgr1

Yeah, Nitto Technomic quill stem well within the...

Yeah, Nitto Technomic quill stem well within the min mark, saddle is a vintage Brooks spring seat, I'll probably go more traditional saddle and perhaps a Nitto Albatross upright bars, not sure yet!
07-26-14, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By Mbrgr1

My first bike build!

1995 Waterford. I got the frame and fork only and built it up with Shimano 105 throughout. 3x8 for climbing hills here in NM. Unusual frame is 66cm c/c top tube, 64cm c/c seat tube. Very comfy for my...
06-19-14, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,125
Posted By Mbrgr1

6'5 with a real long back, the frame is 66cm st...

6'5 with a real long back, the frame is 66cm st center to top and 66cm tt center to center , may be a little big for me, but I like em big!

What are you building? I'm going for touring I think,...
06-19-14, 09:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,125
Posted By Mbrgr1

My first bike build!

I've been buying and enjoying complete vintage bikes for awhile now and wondered what it would be like to put one together from scratch?

I found this circa 1995 nugget to get started, I have a...
06-07-14, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 896
Posted By Mbrgr1

Thanks, no responsibility whatsoever! MK

Thanks, no responsibility whatsoever! MK
06-05-14, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 643
Posted By Mbrgr1

Opinions sought on this frame

Hello all, I posted this on the Fit forum but got no replies so I'll try here. I am including a blueprint of the frame to click on.

I'm 6'5 230 lbs with a long back. This frame may be available to...
06-04-14, 11:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,021
Posted By Mbrgr1

A biggie!

38525327in Takara, @ 6'5 I can barely climb aboard!
06-04-14, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,178
Posted By Mbrgr1

Thanks for the input, what makes you think 70's??...

Thanks for the input, what makes you think 70's?? From what I've read, Locomotief merged with Simplex in 1952 and ceased independent production, just curious.

Thanks, MK
06-04-14, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 896
Posted By Mbrgr1

What do you think of these dimensions?

I am 6'5 with a long torso, 230lbs inseam on a saddle of 36.2, 34 pants inseam. It seems like most top tubes are too short for me and this frame is available possibly.

I'd love to build a road...
05-28-14, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,178
Posted By Mbrgr1

Vintage Locomotief from Amsterdam

I found this locally, it is said to have been brought over on a steamer in the 50's and left in Chicago years ago. Transported to Albuquerque at some point and then sat for a long time. Pretty neat...
Forum: Recumbent
02-21-14, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,610
Posted By Mbrgr1

Yes those are 1.5, I would think 1.25 would be...

Yes those are 1.5, I would think 1.25 would be too skinny for a 230lb 6'5er, I'm playing around with the pressures now to dial it in. This type of bike takes a lot of adjustment to get it "right"...
Forum: Recumbent
02-20-14, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,610
Posted By Mbrgr1

I just like fat tires I guess, I'll try it with...

I just like fat tires I guess, I'll try it with the stock sizes and see how it rides, getting old too :~)
Forum: Recumbent
02-20-14, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,610
Posted By Mbrgr1

It's home.

I did get it, it cleaned up well, new tires, tubes, a bath, lots of adjustment and cleaned the 40ft chain! One thing I like is there is room for really wide tires, I might try some Schwalbe 20x2.0...
Forum: Recumbent
02-20-14, 01:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,610
Posted By Mbrgr1

Thanks for the reply, from what I can tell it is...

Thanks for the reply, from what I can tell it is a 1998 Stealth, 7spd. It is the XL frame with a 20in front wheel so I fit at 6'5 It cleaned up nicely for an older bike, my first SWB, very...
Forum: Recumbent
02-18-14, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,855
Posted By Mbrgr1

There is this, I am going to try one. MK ...

There is this, I am going to try one. MK

http://dabrim.com/html/products/cycling/sporty.htm
Forum: Recumbent
02-18-14, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,610
Posted By Mbrgr1

Lightning Stealth possible purchase.........

Hi All, what would be a good price for a decent Lightning "Stealth"? Looks like an interesting bike.

Thanks
02-04-14, 02:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,788
Posted By Mbrgr1

Like I said, I was not home when it arrived, my...

Like I said, I was not home when it arrived, my neighbor was kind enough to heave it in the house. I got home at 1am, flipped the light on and!...
02-03-14, 07:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,788
Posted By Mbrgr1

I'll agree that the shipper was an amateur, but...

I'll agree that the shipper was an amateur, but they did have foam around the dropouts, it was ripped off during the trip, yes leaving the rear tire on would make more sense. I was not at home when...
02-03-14, 06:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,788
Posted By Mbrgr1

FedEx couldn't stop me! Although they tried :~O

I did something I almost never do, have a bike shipped to me. I was looking for a cruiser ladies bike from the 70's for a friend, and could not resist this neato Takara.

When it arrived, I was...
01-24-14, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 406
Posted By Mbrgr1

Trunk rack opinions

I bought this used Thule 910 bike rack for a great price. It's easy to install, use etc, but the Thule fit guide says it is not recommended for my little Toyota echo because "carrier is not...
01-19-14, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,008
Posted By Mbrgr1

A couple winter projects finished!

Here are a couple oddballs.

1 is a 1977 Schwinn "Sierra" sold right here in Albuquerque. According to the PO, it has been mostly stored since new and it looks it. From what I've read, the Sierra...
Forum: Recumbent
08-14-13, 11:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,343
Posted By Mbrgr1

Well.................

I might have overpaid a little ($800 for both), but it's the humane shelter thrift store, so I didn't mind too much, don't want to take food away from puppies and kittens. They will be fun to clean...
Forum: Recumbent
08-14-13, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,343
Posted By Mbrgr1

2 for one at the local Humane thrift store.

This pair was in my local Humane assn thrift store, been sitting awhile, but look basically un-ridden , they should clean up nicely.

Has anyone ridden one of these??
...
08-11-13, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,210
Posted By Mbrgr1

http://i402.photobucket.com/albums/pp104/Mbrgr/one...

http://i402.photobucket.com/albums/pp104/Mbrgr/onething/mi6_zpscf633737.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Mbrgr/media/onething/mi6_zpscf633737.jpg.html)
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