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02-11-17, 08:27 PM
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Posted By RFC

LOL!!! I'm back! Still a good idea and still...

LOL!!! I'm back! Still a good idea and still works!
11-26-16, 11:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,493
Posted By RFC

For new I would suggest the Black Mountain Cycles...

For new I would suggest the Black Mountain Cycles road frame. Has what you are asking for.

If I recall correctly, some of the Bridgestone RB-1's had these features.
11-01-16, 12:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,694
Posted By RFC

Thanks for all of the good advice! Still...

Thanks for all of the good advice! Still thinking about this project and may go another direction.
10-30-16, 12:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,694
Posted By RFC

Does anybody make a drop bar with MTB diameter (22.2)?

I have a mid 90's Litespeed MTB that I would like to turn into a drop bar bomber. It has grip shifters and I'd like to use them on the conversion.

Does anyone make a drop bar in MTB diameter...
09-27-16, 10:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,318
Posted By RFC

The Ant frames were designed for fixed gear.

The Ant frames were designed for fixed gear.
09-12-16, 12:10 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 18,798
Posted By RFC

I think that's the idea or at least what I do on...

I think that's the idea or at least what I do on my CC, although I usually stand when I jump a curb.
09-12-16, 11:53 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 18,798
Posted By RFC

Agree about the head tube size. Both my CC and...

Agree about the head tube size. Both my CC and BMC road are 56's. On the CC, the HT is 12cm and on the BMC is 15cm.

The CC TT is square while the BMC has an inch or two of slope, allowing for...
09-12-16, 11:49 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 18,798
Posted By RFC

Aw, come on, just kidding you guys a bit.

Aw, come on, just kidding you guys a bit.
09-12-16, 09:07 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 18,798
Posted By RFC

Now the fit police! A twofer! Won't get...

Now the fit police! A twofer!

Won't get into it and those who prefer to jam their balls when they stand over their bikes. About 1 1/2 inch of stand over. Fits just fine.
09-12-16, 09:05 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 18,798
Posted By RFC

LOL! Here we go!

LOL! Here we go!
09-12-16, 09:04 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 18,798
Posted By RFC

Aw, the saddle police! How I've missed you!;) ...

Aw, the saddle police! How I've missed you!;)

First, all photos are subject to some distortion.

Second, I set up Brooks saddle to take into consideration the droop in the leather where you...
09-12-16, 07:30 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 18,798
Posted By RFC

Come on, what's not to like . . . .;) ...

Come on, what's not to like . . . .;)

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b384/RCopple/SurlyCCSS_zpsoh59dc1r.jpg (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/RCopple/media/SurlyCCSS_zpsoh59dc1r.jpg.html)
09-11-16, 11:49 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 18,798
Posted By RFC

Sounds like a great time!

Sounds like a great time!
09-11-16, 08:44 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 18,798
Posted By RFC

I respect your thoughtful opinion, but larger...

I respect your thoughtful opinion, but larger tubing, such as on Madison, will make a difference in performance. The original CC's were made out of 531 tubing, but because so many of them broke,...
09-11-16, 08:14 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 18,798
Posted By RFC

If you are primarily concerned about aesthetics,...

If you are primarily concerned about aesthetics, then stick with classics, lugs, etc. Performance is a different matter. I own several lower cost TIG welded bikes (Surly CC, BMC Road, 2007 Schwinn...
08-26-16, 09:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,429
Posted By RFC

Dig the Basso in Jamaican colors. Go Bolt!

Dig the Basso in Jamaican colors. Go Bolt!
06-25-16, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,040
Posted By RFC

Tell you spouse to bite it.

Tell you spouse to bite it.
04-24-16, 03:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,302
Posted By RFC

I am amazed that no one has yet explained there...

I am amazed that no one has yet explained there is no need to cold set a 126mm steel frame to fit a 130mm hub. Just apply a little outward thumb pressure and it will pop right in with no damage to...
12-28-15, 04:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,885
Posted By RFC

I agree. The rust issues do not appear to be...

I agree. The rust issues do not appear to be that bad, and primarily on the chromed areas. BTW, I agree it is a 1985 record. I had one just like it with the same chrome scheme. I think that is a...
12-16-15, 01:04 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,919
Posted By RFC

Yes! My experience exactly with the Performance...

Yes! My experience exactly with the Performance in Scottsdale. What's more, the Manager usually comes by to see what I'm riding. It probably helps that, like you, my bikes are all really nice and...
12-13-15, 09:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,426
Posted By RFC

The Look 196 was a revolutionary bike and the...

The Look 196 was a revolutionary bike and the precursor for many modern frame designs. The ergostem was very much part of the package. I had a 196 and, if I recall correctly, the ergostem was...
12-11-15, 05:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,540
Posted By RFC

I suggest you do a little gravel grinding on the...

I suggest you do a little gravel grinding on the SRP Canal trail running from the Pima trail head 15 miles across the reservation to Granite Reef Dam and the base of Red Mountain. You will go...
12-08-15, 10:31 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 19,574
Posted By RFC

I wouldn't mind having a Nikon F for my shelf. ...

I wouldn't mind having a Nikon F for my shelf. These are purely target rifles, as in Olympic 10m rifle competition. Scoped, I use them for 25m benchrest in my backyard. A lot of fun to shoot and...
12-08-15, 10:23 AM
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Posted By RFC

Looks like it would fit me. Are you another...

Looks like it would fit me. Are you another cyclist who has magnificently enhanced legs?
12-07-15, 09:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,585
Posted By RFC

I will add that I have ridden many C&V road...

I will add that I have ridden many C&V road racing bikes. All fun. I have a Surly CC set up single speed and like it very much. It is not a road racing bike. It is an A10 Warthog. It is my...
12-07-15, 09:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,585
Posted By RFC

Good to hear! I have a 90 ST600 and couldn't...

Good to hear! I have a 90 ST600 and couldn't agree with you more.
12-07-15, 09:08 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 19,574
Posted By RFC

Wow! I love this thread! What an interesting...

Wow! I love this thread! What an interesting and eclectic set of C&V interests. Thanks! Please keep it going.

I have to wonder what psychological models trend towards the old v. the modern. ...
12-01-15, 09:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,871
Posted By RFC

All good comments. I suggest you peruse the long...

All good comments. I suggest you peruse the long vintage MTB thread on this forum as well as the vintage forum on MTBR.com and retrobike.co.uk. A couple of hours on those sites will dramatically...
12-01-15, 01:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,553
Posted By RFC

I can't believe you guys are still b******g about...

I can't believe you guys are still b******g about lycra. I've been riding in Lycra 5 days a week for more than 40 years. Now that's vintage!
11-15-15, 10:19 AM
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Views: 2,379,238
Posted By RFC

Yup, the penny trick.

Yup, the penny trick.
11-08-15, 03:13 PM
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Views: 537
Posted By RFC

The "Red Titanium" MTB

Title should read "Titanium Red."

A couple of years ago, I purchased a Ti MTB frame from a very knowledgeable seller in the Netherlands. At the time, he told me that it was a mid 90's frame made...
11-07-15, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6,805
Views: 2,379,238
Posted By RFC

Apparently I was right about the old MIGs. The...

Apparently I was right about the old MIGs. The MIG-1 Titanium Red. I was directed to these strings on the Retro forum.

Titanium Red bikes - got one or remember them? | Retrobike...
10-25-15, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6,805
Views: 2,379,238
Posted By RFC

Well done! And the 950 is an excellent platform.

Well done! And the 950 is an excellent platform.
10-19-15, 11:06 AM
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Views: 2,379,238
Posted By RFC

Well done! What gearing are you using?

Well done! What gearing are you using?
09-14-15, 10:38 AM
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Views: 2,379,238
Posted By RFC

Thanks! These are Fatboys, which are no longer...

Thanks! These are Fatboys, which are no longer made/sold. The tensioner is the one that came with the Performance kit. It appears to be just like the Surly.
09-14-15, 10:06 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,878
Posted By RFC

My Neo Classics -- 98 Litespeed Ultimate ...

My Neo Classics --

98 Litespeed Ultimate

1991 Litespeed Tachyon

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b384/RCopple/Ultimate2r-1_zps548b55b6.jpg...
09-14-15, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6,805
Views: 2,379,238
Posted By RFC

The latest version of my mid 90's Ti Dutch MTB...

The latest version of my mid 90's Ti Dutch MTB made out of surplus MIGs.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b384/RCopple/IMG_0328r_zps0w2c4cgd.jpg...
08-21-15, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6,805
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Posted By RFC

Really like what you did with the Litespeed! ...

Really like what you did with the Litespeed!

I've already given this Dutch Russian Ti MTB the treatment.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b384/RCopple/SRP%20Canel%2034r_zpsyesc7ian.jpg...
01-27-15, 08:50 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 16,593
Posted By RFC

I think there was a South Park episode about a...

I think there was a South Park episode about a similar cycling development.
01-27-15, 08:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,858
Posted By RFC

Very nice. The majority of my annual mileage is...

Very nice. The majority of my annual mileage is on single speeds.
10-12-14, 08:59 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 18,657
Posted By RFC

I love orange bikes and the annual orange bike...

I love orange bikes and the annual orange bike thread!

I always have at least one orange bike because it is a law of physics that orange bikes go faster.

Here is my now gone early 80's...
10-05-14, 10:48 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 16,545
Posted By RFC

Go WGN Go!

Go WGN Go!
06-04-14, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,985
Posted By RFC

Sure. What's your email address?

Sure. What's your email address?
03-30-14, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7,372
Views: 1,892,715
Posted By RFC

Beautiful bike and in great shape!

Beautiful bike and in great shape!
03-28-14, 11:20 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 19,775
Posted By RFC

Since this has become a vote, here's mine. I...

Since this has become a vote, here's mine. I like classic steel, but my modern steel bikes simply ride better. As a result, I'm reducing my classic collection to only those I really like.
...
03-26-14, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1,546
Views: 655,357
Posted By RFC

Well said!

Well said!
03-26-14, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By RFC

LOL! No way! ...

LOL! No way!
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b384/RCopple/TonyStark_zps3d14b4f6.jpg (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/RCopple/media/TonyStark_zps3d14b4f6.jpg.html)
03-26-14, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By RFC

My Look KG96 is going to the Look USA Museum

My most fun eBay deal ever.

I have been scaling back on the pack and put my 1989 Look KG96 on the bay. Then I got an email from the Look USA head of marketing asking if I would consider a trade...
03-24-14, 10:59 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 19,775
Posted By RFC

All good choices. I went with Surly CC as single...

All good choices. I went with Surly CC as single speed bomber and BMC road as the sort of Bridgestone RB-1 with clearance for 33+ (Actually, I've had an RB-1 and the BMC is a lot better).
...
02-10-14, 11:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,377
Posted By RFC

I've had the same experience with a new Pro....

I've had the same experience with a new Pro. B-17s are no problem, but the Pro just never got comfortable until I used Sheldon Brown's Neets Foot Oil soak. Now it's just fine and in great shape. ...
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