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09-30-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,208
Posted By SamSpade1941

Jesus that looks like someone built a fork using...

Jesus that looks like someone built a fork using a 1919 Browning shroud
07-09-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 310
Posted By SamSpade1941

Post WTS A Beautiful Set of Gran Compe GC450 Brakes with Levers .

Hello I would like to sell my really nice condition Gran Compe GC450 brakes , these were used on quite a few vintage touring bikes as I understand it . I had intentions of using them on a build that...
07-05-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By SamSpade1941

I appreciate that , I am considering a set of...

I appreciate that , I am considering a set of the Pacenti 650 B wheels as they seem to be well regarded still sorting this out though as I've not done a conversion like this before. I just know I...
07-05-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By SamSpade1941

gugie I do not have a set of wheels to test fit...

gugie I do not have a set of wheels to test fit but I took some measurements of the fork and the chain stay widths and I Think the bike should accomodate 650bx38 without too many issues . Yes...
07-03-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By SamSpade1941

Question :Italian Racing Bike 650B conversion?

I recently purchased a Rossin SLX frame , as I ponder build possibilities I am thinking about 650B because I know the frame in all likelihood wont permit anything larger than 700x28. Has...
07-03-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By SamSpade1941

It is English threaded and the length is 70mm ...

It is English threaded and the length is 70mm bottom bracket x111 mm length when I checked it with my caliper
07-02-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By SamSpade1941

Post Campy Synchro II 8 Speed Shifters and NOS Parts

These are all items I bought for my own projects which changed direction so they need to go so I can complete other projects

Nice condition used Campy Syncro II 8 speed Record Shifters $100...
03-31-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 70,590
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Posted By SamSpade1941

Not me but that is a nice bike , I have never...

Not me but that is a nice bike , I have never owned a LeTour in fact I have only owned one Schwinn an 87 Circuit which ended up being just a tad too tall for my comfort . but I have thought...
03-31-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 70,590
Views: 11,549,517
Posted By SamSpade1941

Uh oh am I being talked about again ... What did...

Uh oh am I being talked about again ... What did I do now ???
08-18-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 10,319
Posted By SamSpade1941

If I did my job correctly and wore them out you...

If I did my job correctly and wore them out you are right they won't. I plan on leaving no pristine examples ... lol
08-18-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 10,319
Posted By SamSpade1941

This ... honestly its not even a contest. the...

This ... honestly its not even a contest. the first bike I built with a 2x10 drive train has almost totally spoiled me to other drive trains . I still like my 3x9 and it is certainly robust but my...
06-28-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 511
Posted By SamSpade1941

Post Simplex SJ Type 2 Shifters

Something else I do not foresee using and they've been in my bin for a while .

Really nice looking Simplex Sj Type 2 shifters with down tube band they can be mounted directly to down tube...
06-24-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 333
Posted By SamSpade1941

Post VO Grand CRU Dual Pivot Brakes & Sun XCD 2x10 Front Derailluer

I purchased these to to use on my fat tire 2018 Stanyan build , and they did not work out for the purpose and ended up using some center-pull brakes and a different FD . They are both amazingly...
06-19-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,204
Posted By SamSpade1941

You are probably right ill have to dig through my...

You are probably right ill have to dig through my photos I could have swore it had ishiwata 022 stickers (shrug)
06-19-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,204
Posted By SamSpade1941

I had a Trek 600 series bike that was made from...

I had a Trek 600 series bike that was made from Ishiwata 022 a while back IIRC.. did not seem to be a bad bike
06-19-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,337
Posted By SamSpade1941

They are not allowing people come in at all. I...

They are not allowing people come in at all. I do not like that model , If I want the online shopping experience I can get that online and it is actually cheaper than giving an LBS my patronage at...
06-19-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,337
Posted By SamSpade1941

The LBS & Social Distancing does them no favors

Over the last few days I have had a need to go to the LBS, and sadly it's my opinion after having felt like I was being interrogated in Corvallis by Peak Sports , and then having to call ahead at my...
06-17-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By SamSpade1941

SOLD to shoota and shipped

SOLD to shoota and shipped
06-17-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By SamSpade1941

Post Shimano 105 ST-5800 Brifters

These are good used condition Shimano 105 ST-5800 Brifters that I have been stashing for a build , recently I changed direction on the build and made the decision to go with a 1x11 drive train . ...
04-17-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,051
Posted By SamSpade1941

Thanks for the tip it definitely looks easier...

Thanks for the tip it definitely looks easier than going under the cables for certain
04-17-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,051
Posted By SamSpade1941

Got it Thanks

Got it

Thanks
04-17-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,051
Posted By SamSpade1941

They're exposed cable , and I appreciate the...

They're exposed cable , and I appreciate the input. I just was concerned they may cause issue running the straps over the cables . Ill buy a frame bag and give it a try .
04-17-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,051
Posted By SamSpade1941

Frame bags and cross frames

So I have been considering a frame bag for my Ridley but with the traditional top tube cable routing I am slightly concerned the bag would interfere with braking and shifting. Has anyone used a...
01-16-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,273
Posted By SamSpade1941

I'd love to attend this one day , looks like...

I'd love to attend this one day , looks like great fun
01-10-20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,363
Posted By SamSpade1941

Actually the 6700 groupset is / was available in...

Actually the 6700 groupset is / was available in silver . My Ridley was originally equipped with a 6700 groupset in silver.
01-10-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 987
Posted By SamSpade1941

Yes they are , I routinely get that much and more...

Yes they are , I routinely get that much and more for them. The AT is the most beautiful crank Sugino ever made.
01-10-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 13,949
Posted By SamSpade1941

Totally stunned beyond words ... amazing find

Totally stunned beyond words ...

amazing find
01-10-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 13,949
Posted By SamSpade1941

I want to believe this is a true find , but Iím...

I want to believe this is a true find , but Iím really leaning towards the OP yanking the C&V chain here.


i canít imagine anyone owning a Singer tossing it in the bin.
01-10-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 16,533
Posted By SamSpade1941

Interestingly enough as much as I hate toe clips,...

Interestingly enough as much as I hate toe clips, I actually love down tube shifters . Of course I think they work better for some than others and it really depends on how much you shift. Nothing...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 63,082
Posted By SamSpade1941

My daily commute is 8-10 miles depending on my...

My daily commute is 8-10 miles depending on my route. I cant see using an e bike for that short daily ride. 4 to 5 miles to and from doesnt take long. If I had a longer ride sure Id get one.
Forum: Commuting
01-08-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,717
Posted By SamSpade1941

I have never understood the logic of using a...

I have never understood the logic of using a pack. Panniers are the proper way to tote stuff to work, can anyone please explain to me why you want something on your back while you are riding? I...
01-08-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,368
Posted By SamSpade1941

From what I have read it is a favorite of many, ...

From what I have read it is a favorite of many, I keep passing them by because I am more interested in an International , however I may buy the next one that pops up here locally.
01-08-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,794
Posted By SamSpade1941

I wasnít into bikes when toe clips were a thing ,...

I wasnít into bikes when toe clips were a thing , after I decided I wanted ride as an adult , trying to ride toe clips was not an inspiring experience especially after my foot coming out of the cage...
01-08-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 16,996
Posted By SamSpade1941

the glass and needles are less of a problem in...

the glass and needles are
less of a problem in river front park these days but the trash has still been a problem as the city tackles the transient issues which are disproportionate to this size of...
01-08-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 16,533
Posted By SamSpade1941

i did on my 78 Grand Jubile

i did on my 78 Grand Jubile
01-08-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,105
Posted By SamSpade1941

I love the Sequoia but every time I find one itís...

I love the Sequoia but every time I find one itís too large .

Oddly enough every time I find a Trek 620/720 itís too small
01-08-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 16,533
Posted By SamSpade1941

This has been my experience .. center pulls are...

This has been my experience .. center pulls are only second to cantilevers for me . That ranking order has everything to do with tire clearance and nothing to do with effectiveness as my bike with...
01-08-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 16,533
Posted By SamSpade1941

Giving this topic more thought ... Iíll add...

Giving this topic more thought ... Iíll add another one to the list. French bikes ... yes I said it so let the those of you upset with me start forming your diatribes . I love the aesthetics and...
01-08-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 16,533
Posted By SamSpade1941

Aero levers fix that problem . Iíve had both in...

Aero levers fix that problem . Iíve had both in enough quantity now to know Iím not ok with non aero levers save for a rare collectible bike that should be left in a period correct configuration
01-08-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 16,996
Posted By SamSpade1941

Iphone back pack tarp eyeglasses ...

Iphone

back pack

tarp

eyeglasses

lots of broken glass bottles on the the road and paths (thanks a-holes) :(
01-07-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 14,235
Posted By SamSpade1941

I donít disagree with this estimate . I would...

I donít disagree with this estimate . I would point out that the employee(s) will end up being the wild card in how profitable you are .

depending on state / municipalities the cost of having...
01-07-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,889
Posted By SamSpade1941

Zep Orange degreaser works wonderfully , smells...

Zep Orange degreaser works wonderfully , smells good and is not as nasty as other degreasers
01-07-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 14,235
Posted By SamSpade1941

The bike industry isnít the only business segment...

The bike industry isnít the only business segment that is experiencing this . Further more itís not a new problem this has been in the pipes for 20 years .

I used to sell Oakleys and got out...
01-06-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 14,235
Posted By SamSpade1941

There are currently three shops not including the...

There are currently three shops not including the co-op here.

how 2 of those shops stay in business is anyoneís guess

Santiam bicycles here in Salem seems to be empty of customers most of...
01-03-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 14,235
Posted By SamSpade1941

See that is even better for me than Hillsboro ...

See that is even better for me than Hillsboro

:)
01-02-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 744
Posted By SamSpade1941

Bump ... I have a very lightly used Ultegra 9...

Bump ... I have a very lightly used Ultegra 9 speed cassette that I will happily include with this grouppo at no extra charge.

Thanks
Forum: For Sale
01-02-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,145
Posted By SamSpade1941

Sadly the swift does not fit my back side...

Sadly the swift does not fit my back side geometry or I would be on this..
01-02-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 14,235
Posted By SamSpade1941

they recently put in a bunch of rental city bikes...

they recently put in a bunch of rental city bikes in Salem by the transit center the rack is almost always full when I pedal down the street past it .


lime doesnít really have a presence here...
01-02-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 14,235
Posted By SamSpade1941

That is actually a great idea and it MIGHT just...

That is actually a great idea and it MIGHT just have legs in the right Major Urban market. However I have a feeling it would fail miserably in most markets across the US .
01-02-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 14,235
Posted By SamSpade1941

agree

agree
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