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08-09-20, 12:18 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,011
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Ok, time to slot my newly acquired 1988...

Ok, time to slot my newly acquired 1988 Signature. It's massive at 67cm, but the 72.5 ST angle plus a 60cm top tube mean the reach is really reasonable. Lugs and fork crown are more or less...
08-06-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 921
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

This is a better shot of the colors at play....

This is a better shot of the colors at play. Really though, it needs to be seen in real life, or I need to get my friend whose good with a camera to help us all out.

There are no level places on...
08-06-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 921
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

It was actually a little brighter here in ambient...

It was actually a little brighter here in ambient light at 6:30pm or so, but the photos came out alright without much or any altering. Anyway...

BRS300 levers sitting pretty with Criterium bars...
08-06-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 921
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Well it's raining today, which means its a...

Well it's raining today, which means its a perfect day to upload some photos after riding around last night. Since iPhones, indirect lighting, and bicycles still don't go together the best, I have...
08-04-20, 01:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 921
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Thanks! It's getting fitted with Superbe Pro from...

Thanks! It's getting fitted with Superbe Pro from my now-too-small Allez SE. The dark anodized rims with the tan wall Veloflex Master tires, plus the lustrous silver components are a devastating...
08-03-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 921
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

With the bike weighing in at 21.9 lbs with the...

With the bike weighing in at 21.9 lbs with the carbon fork, anything I did was going to add weight. No matter, I was here to get it setup the way that fits me. A Brooks B17 saddle, different seat...
08-03-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 921
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

This is the original build sheet! I have...

This is the original build sheet! I have Photoshopped identifying information out, leaving only the year date and of course everything else in. Gold-status provenance IMO, as well as a great deal of...
08-03-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 921
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Decals are in great shape. ...

Decals are in great shape.

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08-03-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 921
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Big Sig - 67cm 1988 Davidson Signature

So it appears RiddleOfSteel has left the (Stock Frame Size) building. Faced with the aftermath of a bike fit that, in short, gave his poor aesthetic ethos but two (two!) choices going forward: 1)...
08-03-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,324
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

My mind always goes to this parody of that quote:...

My mind always goes to this parody of that quote: :roflmao:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gx6TBrfCW54
08-02-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 768
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Aww, you guys are making me blush! Thank you, and...

Aww, you guys are making me blush! Thank you, and very well stated on everything else you said. There are a number of great modernizers on this forum like yourself (that dark grey Ironman you did was...
08-02-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 768
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Thank you! It helps to have good bike friends and...

Thank you! It helps to have good bike friends and a wealth of bike parts/enthusiasts in a metro area to allow me to experiment and test a bunch of stuff. Maybe it also helps to be a bit, uhhhh,...
08-02-20, 12:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 768
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

A good majority of the bike I modernize respond...

A good majority of the bike I modernize respond very well to the newer components and wheels. It may take a little parts swapping to find a frame's particular preference (ok, frame + parts + rider's...
07-29-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,324
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

As my fleet is undergoing another massive change,...

As my fleet is undergoing another massive change, an adapter is the present low-(relative)-cost-yet-effective solution for getting the modern stem/bar/cockpit look. Once that is settled, I'd...
07-29-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,324
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

7,000+ posts and no intro picture on a Waterford?...

7,000+ posts and no intro picture on a Waterford? Bro! Why you holdin' out on us??? :D

More seriously, 7700 or 7800 era Dura-Ace and some pretty wheels and call it a day. Classic good looks and...
07-29-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,239
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

...and it's older brother, the Vittoria Open...

...and it's older brother, the Vittoria Open Corsa Evo (CX). But hey, I am a seeming fool and run both those as well on city streets. Minimal flats, thankfully. The ride is great, though, isn't?!?
07-29-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 19,383
Views: 3,167,444
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

:twitchy: Just...how...aghhh...I have no words...

:twitchy: Just...how...aghhh...I have no words...
07-22-20, 01:25 AM
Replies: 57,497
Views: 8,353,127
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Y'all.... $250 OBO for a Nishiki-branded...

Y'all....

$250 OBO for a Nishiki-branded Alan carbon/aluminum frame in good shape, and tall...
07-22-20, 01:13 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 2,275,164
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

After the fit analysis, I asked if the person I...

After the fit analysis, I asked if the person I had sold my Land Shark frame to wanted to sell it back to me. He did. I need to send him pictures now after mulling over the build of it, and then...
07-20-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

27.2 for the post and 31.8 for the FD clamp. If...

27.2 for the post and 31.8 for the FD clamp. If your inch ruler measures really close to 1 1/4" on the seat tube diameter, then it's 31.8 for sure.
07-19-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I have become an increasing fan of Nitto's...

I have become an increasing fan of Nitto's handlebar offerings after being, for all intents and purposes, fairly ignorant of their modern bars after seeing the (seemingly generic) stuff from the '80s...
07-19-20, 12:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 518
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I can confirm that a 46 year old Paramount--P15,...

I can confirm that a 46 year old Paramount--P15, not P13--is a high quality bicycle that is also durable, provided one isn't a stooge and neglects/abuses their bike to the point of needing a new...
07-15-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,712
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

You could do worse: ...

You could do worse:

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07-15-20, 12:38 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,712
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Thanks, man. The Prologue wore the Di2 with those...

Thanks, man. The Prologue wore the Di2 with those WH-7850 / Carbon 1380 wheels and tan wall Vittorias perfectly. I understand regarding the blocky derailleurs and external battery. First generation...
07-15-20, 12:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 812
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

This was quite the feat. Much time and effort...

This was quite the feat. Much time and effort went into making sure there was only one high-heat event (the brazing in of the new steerer) instead of two (heating the crown to melt the silver/brass,...
07-13-20, 02:07 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,542
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

And for the record, for those playing at home, I...

And for the record, for those playing at home, I am well aware that Schwinn offered a 'stock' 26"/66cm size for this era of Paramount (per their literature and geometry specs). The top tube length...
07-12-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,542
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I figured I should create some Photoshopped...

I figured I should create some Photoshopped solutions to my problem here, and boy do they deliver! Execution is not flawless (aka you can see where I did it), but it's good enough to give the exact...
07-12-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,542
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I love the colors of that del Rey. It's 25" but...

I love the colors of that del Rey. It's 25" but my sentimental self would still buy one, even if that's what is a touch short now...I still like 25" bikes and always will because I like big bikes...
07-11-20, 11:24 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,542
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Murray Missile I just rustled through...

Murray Missile I just rustled through Centurion's and Fuji's catalogs, scouting for and recording various super tall frames. Did you by chance ever measure the top tube length on that Supreme?
...
07-11-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 812
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Aye, that he did. It be on me '74 Paramount. :)

Aye, that he did. It be on me '74 Paramount. :)
07-11-20, 02:09 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,443
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Sir, what, pray tell, is that powder coat...

Sir, what, pray tell, is that powder coat color/name/code? Metallic light blue is something I am searching for and have yet to find it in the Prismatic Powder's listings. Maybe because I am searching...
07-09-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,216
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

A few years ago, I did Hurricane Ridge with Mr....

A few years ago, I did Hurricane Ridge with Mr. Caveman and some other BF members. 39-28T was my low combo and I was in it for almost all of it. If you're pretty good at being a steady gorilla with...
07-09-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,712
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I have not yet been tarred and feathered for...

I have not yet been tarred and feathered for putting modern electronic shifting from Campagnolo onto a 1974 Schwinn Paramount, but I still retain all components (minus a working battery unit and...
07-07-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,542
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

It just means you ride bikes the size the pros...

It just means you ride bikes the size the pros do. You're basically Mario Cipollini. ;)
07-06-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,542
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

SJX426 I'm measuring CTT unless otherwise stated....

SJX426 I'm measuring CTT unless otherwise stated.
plonz now my frames are about 1-2cm too small, I am living that life! Well, aside from the 0 rise stems. I employ the standard 6-8 ones as they...
07-06-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 471
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

You're welcome! I should have just posted this...

You're welcome! I should have just posted this link: (Schwinn Catalog Scans (https://waterfordbikes.com/w/culture/schwinn-catalogs/)) a lot earlier as it has been invaluable (and enjoyable) to go...
07-05-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,542
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

The short stem I put on my brother's Fuji,...

The short stem I put on my brother's Fuji, combined with the shorter-than-60cm top tube length makes very-low-speed, tight turning awkward (bar into knee), requiring a flaring out of the knee or just...
07-05-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,542
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

cudak888 yeah, I've been looking into putting...

cudak888 yeah, I've been looking into putting some Nitto B602AA or very similar bars onto the Paramount after doing so for my brother a few years ago. The upright position feels excellent, much as I...
07-05-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,542
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I joke that my height is in my neck as it's a...

I joke that my height is in my neck as it's a touch longer than the average bear, which is perfect for looking forward when riding super aero in the drops. ;)

PBH, as just measured by myself,...
07-05-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,542
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Gotta give me more than that, man! :roflmao:

Gotta give me more than that, man! :roflmao:
07-04-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 471
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

The Le Tour name in 1981 had other names with...

The Le Tour name in 1981 had other names with it--there was no standalone "Le Tour" model--only Super Le Tour or Le Tour Tourist etc. Was it any of those? Below the Le Tour Tourist was the Sports...
07-04-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,613
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Something with Di2? :D ...

Something with Di2? :D

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1987 Schwinn Prologue.
07-04-20, 02:17 AM
Replies: 2,313
Views: 441,444
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

750, 950, 930, 970. The originals. The mountain...

750, 950, 930, 970. The originals. The mountain stuff came later, and they don't register to this C&V road bike lover. Your 750 is gorgeous. Dual Trek panels? No more legit than that! Still on the...
06-28-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,057
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Looking good! The Vero crankset is a modest...

Looking good! The Vero crankset is a modest design--no undue flash which is nice on a non-shouty bike (minus the red, naturally). The 34T should help considerably, putting you at essentially the same...
06-28-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,376
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I understand that data point driving your...

I understand that data point driving your decisions. I've PC'ed three frames and have been pleased with all of them, though ultimately selling them for other reasons. This paint, prior to the work,...
06-25-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 698
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I honestly think the Trek set up as is looks...

I honestly think the Trek set up as is looks perfectly fine! nicely proportioned with regard to saddle and stem height above the top tube, as well as saddle position. The Miyata looks like you made a...
06-25-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,376
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Ok Andy_K I didn't spend days on the Prismatic...

Ok Andy_K I didn't spend days on the Prismatic website, but I did spend a few hours, haha. I've never looked at so many grey metallics before! :lol:

Aside from, say, Illusion Cherry...
06-24-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,445
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

:love: Man that lug work is seductive. Especially...

:love: Man that lug work is seductive. Especially that seat cluster. :love:
06-24-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,376
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Those early 700C hybrids were basically...

Those early 700C hybrids were basically proto-gravel bikes in nearly every sense. Uncanny! And cool. The Miyata Triple Cross comes to mind. Off road touring bike essentially, just spec'd for even...
06-24-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,376
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

If the above was V1.0, then the below is V1.3...

If the above was V1.0, then the below is V1.3 with a re-tuned RD, Simplex Retrofriction shifters, adjusted brake pads, and correctly-oriented 48T chain ring. Much better, and Retrofrictions are...
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