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04-04-11, 05:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By Rapport

Very cool. I watched all of the videos and read...

Very cool. I watched all of the videos and read all the blogs. I would love to make a similar journey.
Forum: Touring
04-03-11, 05:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,232
Posted By Rapport

Be sure to check out Pisgah National Forest near...

Be sure to check out Pisgah National Forest near Asheville NC. Also Asheville is a cool ass town to spend some time in.
07-20-10, 07:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 557
Posted By Rapport

also, would this derailleur work? ...

also, would this derailleur work? http://www.highmountainsports.com/browse.cfm/shimano-megarange-rear-derailleur/4,3485.html
07-20-10, 07:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 557
Posted By Rapport

Introduction, and Early '70's Gitane TdF derailleur question

I found my '73 ~'74 TdF in a shed behind a rental property that my dad bought. It was in rough shape, paint was terrible, some surface rust etc. I knew nothing about bikes at the time, so i just...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-06-10, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By Rapport

if you find someone could you share the info? I...

if you find someone could you share the info? I may need some work in the future.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-06-10, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,401
Posted By Rapport

Is the head tube usually just a tube that is...

Is the head tube usually just a tube that is machined/threaded, or can one buy a head tube that is ready to go?
Forum: Framebuilders
06-06-10, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By Rapport

Hey, There was a guy on cragslist in Cola...

Hey, There was a guy on cragslist in Cola advertising exactly the type of services you need. I wish i would have contacted him, as i haven't seen him advertise again.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-02-10, 06:28 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 19,044
Posted By Rapport

Some great looking bikes in here. I'm planning a...

Some great looking bikes in here. I'm planning a build right now. In fact I harvested some bamboo locally today.

I am also doing a preparation step that I haven't seen employed yet. I put the...
05-26-10, 07:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,187
Posted By Rapport

Well i am confident I can adapt a 50t cam gear...

Well i am confident I can adapt a 50t cam gear into a front "chainring" for cheaper than ~$150 As long as I can find a rear gear to make work with minimal machining then I will be in business, and...
05-26-10, 04:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,187
Posted By Rapport

Thanks for the input guys, I don't believe that...

Thanks for the input guys, I don't believe that the gear being over-engineered would be a problem. So long as the gears are fitted to the bike properly the only drawback would be they are slightly...
05-26-10, 03:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,187
Posted By Rapport

Home-brewed Belt-drive system [research stages]

I've recently been looking into the Gates belt-drive system. (Mostly out of intellectual curiosity since i probably won't be able to afford it.) The first thing I noticed is that it looks...
05-01-10, 08:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,529
Posted By Rapport

agreed.

agreed.
04-22-10, 02:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By Rapport

Thanks for the replies. I forgot to mention that...

Thanks for the replies. I forgot to mention that I have already upgraded to the Velo-orange bottom bracket. Before I spend any more money I think I will ride it with the original...
04-22-10, 12:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By Rapport

Also just read that the French headset is not...

Also just read that the French headset is not compatible. Could this be avoided by changing the fork?
04-22-10, 12:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By Rapport

Changing a vintage bike to a threadless stem??

I've been bringing a 73-74 Gitane Tour de France back to life. Since I started little more than a rusty frame this is not a period correct restoration. While I appreciate vintage bikes, my goal for...
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