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05-14-18, 06:03 AM
Replies: 60
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Posted By alfonsejr

I remembered the same; here it is:...

I remembered the same; here it is: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/brandt/installing-cranks.html
05-05-18, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 931
Posted By alfonsejr

I think these step-thru Breezers looks nice, if...

I think these step-thru Breezers looks nice, if there is a Performance Bike shop nearby.

​​​​​​https://www.performancebike.com/shop/breezer-uptown-ex-ls-city-bike-2017-31-6559 and...
05-03-18, 05:10 PM
Replies: 904
Views: 59,628
Posted By alfonsejr

Kudos to 9volt for great transaction. I received...

Kudos to 9volt for great transaction. I received the Trek 560 frame, fork and headset today, packed really well (took me awhile to unwrap all the pool noodles). He shipped it quick and it's just as...
05-03-18, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,151
Posted By alfonsejr

This 560 (f,f,hs) was waiting on my front porch...

This 560 (f,f,hs) was waiting on my front porch when I got home from work, funky head badge and all. I like it!

9volt did an outstanding job of packing and shipped it quick. I really like the...
04-13-18, 12:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,590
Posted By alfonsejr

+1 The chuck wedges worked well for me the one...

+1 The chuck wedges worked well for me the one time I used them.
04-11-18, 07:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 855
Posted By alfonsejr

Someone got a great deal on a beautiful bike. I...

Someone got a great deal on a beautiful bike. I was very tempted, good size, but don’t know enough about fixed or single speed to take the leap.
03-09-18, 06:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 766
Posted By alfonsejr

You can order sapim spokes at whatever lengths...

You can order sapim spokes at whatever lengths you want from www.danscomp.com; pretty sure less than $0.45 per spoke cost. I ordered and used spokes for three wheels so far.

Type "sapim spokes"...
09-23-17, 05:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 646
Posted By alfonsejr

I've not ridden in Fort Wayne but the midwest...

I've not ridden in Fort Wayne but the midwest tandem rally was held there a year or two ago so I expect there are some decent places to ride.
09-07-17, 06:11 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 8,700
Posted By alfonsejr

I'm 6' 7" and about your weight; I have a tempo...

I'm 6' 7" and about your weight; I have a tempo just like the one you're considering and I really like it; it may be my favorite bike, even though a bit small for me. $200 is a good price.

28c is...
04-28-17, 07:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,221
Posted By alfonsejr

Hi, we're still happy with the Hokitika. I...

Hi, we're still happy with the Hokitika. I recommend you call Mel and talk about what you're thinking. This is the only tandem I've ridden any miles on so can't compare with anything else. Since you...
01-30-17, 09:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,202
Posted By alfonsejr

Hey 101st, my grandpa was 101st in WW2; quite a...

Hey 101st, my grandpa was 101st in WW2; quite a history. Thanks for serving!

You may want to stop by the Freewheelin' bike shop located at 34th and Central in Indy. It's a charity group with...
01-10-17, 08:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,417
Posted By alfonsejr

Another option for Sora at a bargain

Here's Sora on sale pretty cheap at Jenson -- $60 for brifters, They had $10 rear Sora derailleur but looks like it's sold out; and front derailleur is about $15.

Shimano ST3500 9 Speed Lever Set...
10-27-16, 03:43 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,012
Posted By alfonsejr

I have and like the relatively cheapie Nashbar...

I have and like the relatively cheapie Nashbar pump when 20+% off is happening: Nashbar Earl Grey Floor Pump (http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_560090_-1___204670)

Works well, has...
10-27-16, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 734
Posted By alfonsejr

It would fit my wife and I have its big brother....

It would fit my wife and I have its big brother. PM sent.
10-19-16, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,390
Posted By alfonsejr

Shimano Altus M310 7/8 Speed Rear Der >...

Shimano Altus M310 7/8 Speed Rear Der > Components > Drivetrain > Mountain Rear Derailleurs | Jenson USA (http://www.jensonusa.com/Shimano-Altus-M310-78-Speed-Rear-Der)

I've got this one on a...
10-17-16, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By alfonsejr

How tall is your adaptor? Soma makes this one...

How tall is your adaptor? Soma makes this one that may be the limit of how high one can go: https://www.outsideoutfitters.com/ps-9065-88-soma-stem-riser.aspx

I don't know about adding a stem riser...
10-17-16, 07:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,958
Posted By alfonsejr

There are a bunch of examples on this thread:...

There are a bunch of examples on this thread: http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/361558-retro-roadies-old-frames-sti-s-ergos.html

If you like old bikes, enjoy working on them, and have...
10-11-16, 08:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 839
Posted By alfonsejr

rccardr, i.e. Dr. Cannondale. He builds some...

rccardr, i.e. Dr. Cannondale. He builds some really nice bikes, mostly (I think) with C&V Cannondale frames.
Replies: 6
Views: 2,217
Posted By alfonsejr

I've ordered from them several times without...

I've ordered from them several times without issue, other than they're usually pretty slow. I would agree that you shouldn't order from them if in a hurry. Their prices on some items have been pretty...
09-15-16, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 871
Posted By alfonsejr

Thanks for posting this -- been wanting to order...

Thanks for posting this -- been wanting to order a San Marcos fork; done!
08-13-16, 09:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,656
Posted By alfonsejr

Excellent, thanks for doing this.

Excellent, thanks for doing this.
08-12-16, 06:59 AM
Replies: 51,401
Views: 6,723,619
Posted By alfonsejr

Not inexpensive but may work? Soma San Marcos...

Not inexpensive but may work? Soma San Marcos "Replacement" Fork (http://store.somafab.com/sosanmarfo.html)

And it has Rivendell crown...
07-18-16, 03:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 670
Posted By alfonsejr

Since you have two full sets, can you use the...

Since you have two full sets, can you use the other front brake on the rear and attach with a nut and washer? I did that on one of my bikes, works well.
07-18-16, 02:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,530
Posted By alfonsejr

Pretty sure those are the same as what Jenson has...

Pretty sure those are the same as what Jenson has for $54 and free shipping. However, Rivendell has these pods for $38 (plus shipping, $9 I think) if you have some vintage down tube shift levers that...
07-18-16, 11:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,530
Posted By alfonsejr

Suntour bar ends seem to get a lot of love and...

Suntour bar ends seem to get a lot of love and when I've checked, they're priced accordingly, i.e. $50+.

If you're willing to go with brand new Shimano, these are $54: Shimano SL-BS64 8SPD Barend...
05-04-16, 04:33 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 14,842
Posted By alfonsejr

You know you're old when you get excited about a...

You know you're old when you get excited about a new BF thread on bunions, and you respond to it, and tell your wife about it, and order a bunion-gadget your learned about in the thread...
05-03-16, 05:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,479
Posted By alfonsejr

Congratulations on making the decision; sounds...

Congratulations on making the decision; sounds like a great move for you two.
05-03-16, 05:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,327
Posted By alfonsejr

Thanks for posting this, I just ordered the...

Thanks for posting this, I just ordered the correct toes and will see if they help straighten my big toes. I read through the site, watched his videos and was convinced to give it a shot. Expensive...
04-23-16, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 962
Posted By alfonsejr

I'm also 6'-7" and got similar results with Zinn...

I'm also 6'-7" and got similar results with Zinn and CC fit calculators. Not sure I agree with CC top tube numbers; I'm more comfortable on longer top tubed bikes. Zinn is a fellow tall guy, and I...
04-20-16, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 930
Posted By alfonsejr

6 60 0491 7271 6=126mm rear dropout spacing;...

6 60 0491 7271
6=126mm rear dropout spacing; size=60; 04/91 = production date.

From vintagecannondale.com

(Version 2)
5 18 0392 0847
5 = Rear dropout spacing
18 = Frame Size
0392 =...
03-29-16, 07:28 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,295
Posted By alfonsejr

In the Q&A, a "Schwinn rep" responded that weight...

In the Q&A, a "Schwinn rep" responded that weight is 40 lbs. I was curious as well.
03-25-16, 05:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By alfonsejr

Nashbar has 25% off Brooks. Flyer (B17 with...

Nashbar has 25% off Brooks. Flyer (B17 with springs), narrower than B67 but not narrow, is $101.25.
03-17-16, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 871
Posted By alfonsejr

As a tall guy, this is the size I ride. If you'd...

As a tall guy, this is the size I ride. If you'd come along a couple years ago - I'd have already sent money for your ST600 and this one. Actually, your ST has me talking to myself, trying to...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,589
Posted By alfonsejr

You sir, are an artiste! I have a couple huge...

You sir, are an artiste! I have a couple huge Cannondale ST's (like the OP) but they don't look nearly as nice as yours.
01-24-16, 02:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 963
Posted By alfonsejr

I ride B-17 comfortably with nose slightly up....

I ride B-17 comfortably with nose slightly up. Set up my sprung B-67 same way and it put pressure in the wrong area. Changed it to level or very slightly nose down and it's much better. I also weigh...
01-23-16, 05:40 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 16,698
Posted By alfonsejr

If you haven't seen this video, it may help. I've...

If you haven't seen this video, it may help. I've installed three sets without too much trouble. Video is Rivendell fender install.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG_WZVS9SUY

Good luck!
11-07-15, 09:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,586
Posted By alfonsejr

That wobble looks bad, unacceptable. One of my...

That wobble looks bad, unacceptable. One of my sets has some wobble but nothing like yours. Certainly they'll (hopefully) replace them.
11-05-15, 06:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,586
Posted By alfonsejr

Excellent, thanks. I first tried 113 and the...

Excellent, thanks. I first tried 113 and the inner chainring mounts (?) were just grazing the chain stay.
11-04-15, 06:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,586
Posted By alfonsejr

I look forward to reading about your impressions....

I look forward to reading about your impressions. Could you tell me where did you found the info for the bottom bracket spindle length? I have these on a couple bikes and (so far) like the longer...
10-31-15, 11:51 AM
Replies: 51,401
Views: 6,723,619
Posted By alfonsejr

I've been to his home, bought a couple of his...

I've been to his home, bought a couple of his lower-priced offerings. He has several beautiful, pristine bikes, and is a super-nice guy.
10-25-15, 12:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,265
Posted By alfonsejr

+1 I got a set of wedges, worked well for me,...

+1 I got a set of wedges, worked well for me, almost as easy as using crank puller.
10-19-15, 06:13 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 19,966
Posted By alfonsejr

I don't know, the B17 is the most comfortable...

I don't know, the B17 is the most comfortable saddle I've ridden and I know some folks hate them. There may be something better; I haven't felt the need to try others. I have a Brooks Pro that is not...
10-18-15, 10:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 810
Posted By alfonsejr

I would recommend you go ahead with the Giant if...

I would recommend you go ahead with the Giant if you like it and you like the bike shop. From my experience, craigslist is good if you know how to work on bikes. I've bought a few and they all needed...
10-18-15, 09:30 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,266
Posted By alfonsejr

Rodriguez Bikes may be worth considering; I...

Rodriguez Bikes may be worth considering; I learned about them when shopping for a tandem. A lot to read on their site, if interested. I like them because I'm extra-tall and they make bikes that fit....
10-02-15, 05:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,467
Posted By alfonsejr

Aha, I thought I was the only one. Only once (so...

Aha, I thought I was the only one. Only once (so far) though.
10-01-15, 09:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 824
Posted By alfonsejr

If both bikes are the same size, I'm curious how...

If both bikes are the same size, I'm curious how the 720 could be too small, unless the 613 is also too small. It may be the 720 looks smaller due to the technomic higher rise stem?

From your...
10-01-15, 07:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 824
Posted By alfonsejr

According to vintage-trek.com, the seat tube...

According to vintage-trek.com, the seat tube angle is 73.5 degrees on the 720 and 73 degrees on the 613. This means the seat will be further forward in relation to the bottom bracket on the 720, due...
09-15-15, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,944
Posted By alfonsejr

Ok, I trust your expertise on this and am...

Ok, I trust your expertise on this and am embarrassed that I offered it as a partial trade. I thought "sit-bone" dents is what was meant by broken-in Brooks; I stand corrected; those dents mean...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-15, 10:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,092
Posted By alfonsejr

Good job cleaning it up and putting it back into...

Good job cleaning it up and putting it back into use. I like the ergon grips, comfy and definitely worth the investment in my opinion. Of course, as you said, only if they'll fit with your grip...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-15, 06:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,092
Posted By alfonsejr

You may be glad you left the bar ends. I rode my...

You may be glad you left the bar ends. I rode my old mtb as commuter for awhile and appreciated the bar ends for multiple hand positions, allowed me to stretch out a bit while going into the wind,...
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