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Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By beatifik

Forgive my stupidity... can I just buy any old...

Forgive my stupidity... can I just buy any old downtube shifters and install them? Or do I need to buy new derailleurs as well that are built to be compatible with friction shifting. Sorry, this is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By beatifik

honestly, I have a roadbike already I like and I...

honestly, I have a roadbike already I like and I also will use the townie bike to ride around town barhopping or whatnot.

It does have the downtube bosses.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-19, 05:40 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,995
Posted By beatifik

I have conti 4000sii on my bike currently. I...

I have conti 4000sii on my bike currently. I forget if they're 25 or 28 (I switch between the 2 sizes regularly) but they're pretty big. I like them and have been running the model of tires for many...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-19, 03:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By beatifik

90s Roadbike to Townie Conversion

First, sorry if there is already a thread for this... I couldn't really find the info I was looking for.

I recently got a great deal on a low-to-mid level shop team bike from the 90s where I live...
04-07-18, 04:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,798
Posted By beatifik

"Rosa Non Rossa" Rivola (small Italian...

"Rosa Non Rossa"

Rivola (small Italian builder identified by a fellow forum member)
04-07-18, 04:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By beatifik

Sorry for the super delay on the updates......

Sorry for the super delay on the updates... Here's a pic of the bike from my ride this morning.

I'm really liking it so far.

Thanks again for helping identify the maker... It's really cool...
03-14-18, 07:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 797
Posted By beatifik

I'm not sure if Nitto or Rivendell made "priest"...

I'm not sure if Nitto or Rivendell made "priest" bars, but Cinelli sure did. The legend is that the pope didn't like the drop bars on his custom built gold Colnago and wanted more upright bars....
02-23-18, 11:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,271
Posted By beatifik

I'm going to the one in April. I'm taking my...

I'm going to the one in April. I'm taking my company van.
02-23-18, 04:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,183
Posted By beatifik

For the first time in my life I have a bicycle I...

For the first time in my life I have a bicycle I will use only for cycling (i.e. not commuting, not riding out to the bar, not touring, etc...) and I've just been gifted a pair of spd pedals (with...
02-21-18, 01:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 689
Posted By beatifik

Paris is not totally flat. I've only ridden a...

Paris is not totally flat. I've only ridden a bike there to get from place to place but there some gradual hills all over and a few very steep areas; going up to Place de Clichy through Pigalle then...
11-18-17, 02:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By beatifik

That looks like it! Thanks! For the record,...

That looks like it! Thanks!

For the record, the bike was sold to me as a Rossin, but like I said, I was quite doubtful of that because of the fork panto "R" did not match the usual Rossin R which...
11-17-17, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By beatifik

Help IDing Fork Panto...

Hello, I recently bought a bike that was advertised as a certain maker (one reason I bought the bike) but I'm quite dubious that this bike actually comes from this maker...

Mostly because of the...
Forum: Touring
12-18-11, 05:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,043
Posted By beatifik

Unless you're in a rush to buy a bike today, you...

Unless you're in a rush to buy a bike today, you could probably source a really excellent used touring bike for around $600 (what i'm assuming you're planning on paying for the 7.2).

Scour ebay...
09-22-09, 08:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,671
Posted By beatifik

I prefer grips to tape simply because tape is too...

I prefer grips to tape simply because tape is too easily damaged especially when locking the bike up a lot. One little scrape in the tape and it deteriorates quickly into a full on unravelled mess.
...
09-22-09, 08:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,671
Posted By beatifik

buy 2 of these ...

buy 2 of these

http://www.danscomp.com/367217.php?cat=PARTS
09-11-09, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By beatifik

if your intention is to sit upright on the bike,...

if your intention is to sit upright on the bike, order the 56, get the 100mm stem and flip it over so it's angled up, get some townie bars and stop worrying about racking your nuts on the top-tube...
08-24-09, 12:25 PM
Replies: 905
Views: 170,813
Posted By beatifik

have: Brooks Pro from the 70s. The sides...

have:

Brooks Pro from the 70s. The sides have been trimmed as has been done traditionally, but otherwise is like new condition...BLACK leather w/black rails. Allen bolt @ the nose, not like the...
11-20-08, 02:52 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,147,202
Posted By beatifik

gamla stan! stockholm is such a great city....

gamla stan!

stockholm is such a great city. my friend goes to school at konstfack and we visited him last february. his window overlooked stortorget(i think that's what it's called, the square at...
11-18-08, 05:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,437
Posted By beatifik

on the other hand, if you go for the black...

on the other hand, if you go for the black brooks, you'll most likely get a huge black mark in your ass crack that'll make it look like you **** your pants.
11-14-08, 10:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,535
Posted By beatifik

oil slick anodized. but i don't get why...

oil slick anodized.

but i don't get why anyone would buy such proprietary cranks 'sides from looks. silly.
11-11-08, 05:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,068
Posted By beatifik

i'm about 5'5". i used to ride a 53cm mark v pro....

i'm about 5'5". i used to ride a 53cm mark v pro. i loved it. tony fitted me in his shop himself and said that the 53 would be the correct size for me. they(iro) i think run a little smaller than...
11-11-08, 01:07 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,102
Posted By beatifik

in the top 5 worst songs ever. EASILY.

in the top 5 worst songs ever. EASILY.
11-08-08, 08:24 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 8,140
Posted By beatifik

that's true. it took me quite a while to dial my...

that's true. it took me quite a while to dial my fit, but in the end it was basically a matter of a few millimeters and a degree or two for the tilt.
11-05-08, 12:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 613
Posted By beatifik

specialized langster...

specialized langster (http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=38444&eid=109)
11-05-08, 10:32 AM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,147,202
Posted By beatifik

yeah, vo elkhide wrap is really soft. it...

yeah, vo elkhide wrap is really soft.

it looks great and feels great, but it was just tooooooooo delicate for me. i'm sticking to cloth tape from now on.
11-05-08, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 613
Posted By beatifik

have you tried something like a langster that has...

have you tried something like a langster that has compact geo?
11-04-08, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 723
Posted By beatifik

the only thing that's "townie" about that bike...

the only thing that's "townie" about that bike you posted is the bars(and arguably the brooks).

i have townie bars on my bike, and occasionaly refer to it as my townie, but it's a light nimble...
10-29-08, 12:12 AM
Replies: 4,176
Views: 1,843,015
Posted By beatifik

i know that those wingnuts are pretty common on...

i know that those wingnuts are pretty common on older wheels, but is it really possible to tighten the nuts enough so that the wheels don't shift during riding?

crazy frame for sure.
10-28-08, 11:51 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,102
Posted By beatifik

my friend who is a jewelry designer was once...

my friend who is a jewelry designer was once trying to explain pharrel's huge necklace to me and how it's made of several of the rarest and most expensive gold alloys and just how ridiculously...
10-24-08, 04:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,412
Posted By beatifik

tarck setup: answer 2" protapers/pearl 90mm ...

tarck setup: answer 2" protapers/pearl 90mm
cruiser/townie setup: cinelli priest w/shellac'd cloth tape/cinelli 1a 85mm
10-24-08, 04:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,635
Posted By beatifik

exactly, i like my saddle shiny so that i can...

exactly, i like my saddle shiny so that i can slide around on it and get comfy on a long ride!

do you recommend something like KIWI brand polish or what? does it leave black all over your pants?...
10-24-08, 10:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,635
Posted By beatifik

Anyway to really SHINE a Brooks?

I searched for some info, but couldn't find anything, sorry if this has been asked a billion times.

Ok, so y'know when you first pull your new Brooks out of the box and it's got that really nice...
10-24-08, 06:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,082
Posted By beatifik

<I received an infraction for personal...

<I received an infraction for personal insults.>
10-23-08, 01:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,609
Posted By beatifik

I bought an IRO Mark V Pro about 4ish years ago....

I bought an IRO Mark V Pro about 4ish years ago. I rode it for a year and a half. It was a great first bike. I'd say the only real downside to the bike was that it was much heavier than my current...
10-20-08, 10:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 778
Posted By beatifik

yeah, if you need to get Vs get silver ones and...

yeah, if you need to get Vs get silver ones and polish em. that bike needs lo-pro rims though.
10-20-08, 10:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,812
Posted By beatifik

thanks guys! i actually went ahead and put 2...

thanks guys!

i actually went ahead and put 2 coats of a 1:1 shellac/alcohol mixture tonight(one hour apart). i kinda wanted to maintain the texture of the cloth tape a little, while still...
10-20-08, 04:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,812
Posted By beatifik

i just taped my bars w/cloth tape and tied the...

i just taped my bars w/cloth tape and tied the ends near the stem w/cotton postal twine.

will the shellac coat the twine and kinda glue it? because right now it seems a little delicate.

should...
10-20-08, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 750
Posted By beatifik

dingleberry is a brand name? wtf?

dingleberry is a brand name? wtf?
10-20-08, 02:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,200
Posted By beatifik

haha

haha
10-18-08, 11:44 AM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,147,202
Posted By beatifik

don't paint it you ****ing idiot

don't paint it you ****ing idiot
10-16-08, 10:37 PM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,485,779
Posted By beatifik

the last 2 bikes posted are ****ing sick. you...

the last 2 bikes posted are ****ing sick. you guys are TARDS
10-15-08, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By beatifik

probably paragon 18th and 5th i think

probably paragon

18th and 5th i think
10-05-08, 12:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,143
Posted By beatifik

you said you don't care about njs? so why bother...

you said you don't care about njs? so why bother trying to get a keirin frame if you don't know the first thing about them?

the only reason people buy keirin frames is because you used to be able...
09-30-08, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,485,779
Posted By beatifik

what's wider/flatter? his hat brim or his...

what's wider/flatter?

his hat brim or his wheelbase/geo?
09-29-08, 09:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,397
Posted By beatifik

tassles

tassles
09-19-08, 05:27 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,147,202
Posted By beatifik

yeah, why would anyone set up their bike with a...

yeah, why would anyone set up their bike with a positive rise stem. what idiots!

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/09YQfVR5xae32/610x.jpg
09-19-08, 04:45 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 14,092
Posted By beatifik

cool vid. it's great that both sides could get...

cool vid. it's great that both sides could get over themselves for a bit and get together for some cool footage.
09-19-08, 04:41 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,147,202
Posted By beatifik

dumbass

dumbass
09-13-08, 10:32 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,654
Posted By beatifik

portraits of past discography

portraits of past discography
09-12-08, 10:32 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 10,688
Posted By beatifik

bigbris you are a doofus. the sparton is ****. it...

bigbris you are a doofus. the sparton is ****. it looks like ****. i'm sure it rides like ****.

if you're out for a good looking bike, why not just get a concept or a vigorelli like all the other...
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