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07-31-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 267
Posted By ShannonM

If I'm remembering a real thing, I remember one...

If I'm remembering a real thing, I remember one guy on an email list that made it work, sorta, using an SR rear derailleur, a floating upper pulley, a Shimano SIS freewheel, and a Suntour Accushift...
07-31-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 944
Posted By ShannonM

Gear range, gear spacing, shift pattern... ...

Gear range, gear spacing, shift pattern...

Pick two.

--Shannon
07-31-21, 12:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,804
Posted By ShannonM

In that case, and especially with a 1991 frame, I...

In that case, and especially with a 1991 frame, I wouldn't powdercoat it. In fact, I wouldn't powdercoat any aluminum frame that came from the factory with a wet paint job. And I'm not anti-powder......
07-30-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 388
Posted By ShannonM

The only drop bars I've ever seen that weren't...

The only drop bars I've ever seen that weren't compatible with bar-end shifters were crazy-light carbon bars that were so thin that the manufacturers were worried about the expander plugs in the pods...
07-29-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,804
Posted By ShannonM

If your powdercoater hasn't started your frame...

If your powdercoater hasn't started your frame yet, tell him to wait.

Some aluminum frames have a post-welding heat treatment that the heat of powdercoating can somewhat undo, leading to a...
07-29-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 388
Posted By ShannonM

Unless the aero bars on the bike use weirdo brake...

Unless the aero bars on the bike use weirdo brake levers, everything should transfer right over to any drop bar. If not, you'll need a new set of brake levers. I'm not aware of any drop bar that...
07-28-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 410
Posted By ShannonM

I had a '77 Super Le Tour 12.2 for about 10...

I had a '77 Super Le Tour 12.2 for about 10 years. Not a lightweight, especially with steel Wald North Road bars on it, but man did it ride sweet and look good... that blue is one of my all-time...
07-28-21, 01:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 544
Posted By ShannonM

That makes sense, for a 1x12 drivetrain. Other...

That makes sense, for a 1x12 drivetrain. Other than that, I can't think of a use case for a 10t cog. 26" wheeled tandem, maybe? Or maybe not even that... I had a Rodriguez AL-26 with a 54x12 top...
07-27-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 306
Posted By ShannonM

Don't do that, you'll end up fighting a duel with...

Don't do that, you'll end up fighting a duel with your dual-pivot brakes and they'll break.

(Serious answer: I've never heard of someone replacing the guts of a cable-operated brake/shift lever...
07-26-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,118
Posted By ShannonM

Wanting a short-cage derailleur on the bike just...

Wanting a short-cage derailleur on the bike just because that's what you want is all good. They do look better and shift better, no doubt. And, yes, what you're planning will work, you're just...
07-26-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,118
Posted By ShannonM

Exceeding the chainwrap capacity of a rear...

Exceeding the chainwrap capacity of a rear derailleur can be done safely and effectively, with a couple of caveats:

A couple of teeth over is all you're really gonna get, and size your chain so...
07-26-21, 01:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 429
Posted By ShannonM

The biggest difference, (other than range, of...

The biggest difference, (other than range, of course,) and why I'm going with 1/2-step + granny (45/42/30) as opposed to a 1.5-step double (46/34 or 45/33), is in the shift pattern.

Assuming you...
07-23-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 389
Posted By ShannonM

Sweet! I know we have a BTI account. QBP I'm not...

Sweet! I know we have a BTI account. QBP I'm not sure of, but if we don't we should for sure get one.

--Shannon
07-23-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,387
Posted By ShannonM

That's really odd. I thought the ones on my...

That's really odd. I thought the ones on my tandem were just about the best brakes I've ever squeezed, while the low-profile LXs were the brake that made everyone hate cantilevers. (Although I mostly...
07-22-21, 11:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By ShannonM

+1 on all that, plus I bet that at least the...

+1 on all that, plus I bet that at least the middle chainring is toast. An RSX triple should be 110/74 or 130/74, so rings are plentiful (well, not really right now, but that's true of everything)...
07-21-21, 11:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,211
Posted By ShannonM

I mean, yeah... it's a mid 60s Cinelli. It...

I mean, yeah... it's a mid 60s Cinelli. It doesn't matter which Hall in the Building of Bicycle Fame, this bike belongs in it.

One of the most sanitary neo-retro builds I've seen... silver Campy...
07-21-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,387
Posted By ShannonM

Do not take a Dremel to those brakes!!! They're...

Do not take a Dremel to those brakes!!! They're hella rare, hella expensive, and hella rad.

I've got a set of Record OR wide cantilevers that I've been carting around for over 15 years now. I...
07-21-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 636
Posted By ShannonM

If it's been your bike since new, and you did...

If it's been your bike since new, and you did some upgrades back when, have you considered building it out with all of the parts you'd have bought for it then if you'd had the bread?

--Shannon
07-21-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,821
Posted By ShannonM

Not tryin' to poke you with a stick... this...

Not tryin' to poke you with a stick... this popped into my head when I read your post, and I had to use it. I don't actually disagree with you.

(But, also, Greg's totally right.)

--Shannon
07-21-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 136,784
Posted By ShannonM

No excuses needed. Not for a bike that looks this...

No excuses needed. Not for a bike that looks this good.

That stem is the business. One the best looking stems I've ever seen. What is it?

--Shannon
07-20-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,503
Posted By ShannonM

This reminds me of an episode of Car Talk, when...

This reminds me of an episode of Car Talk, when some dude called in and told Tom & Ray that he and his wife had a Honda Accord, (early 1990s, IIRC,) with like 245,000 miles on it.

They'd never...
07-19-21, 11:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,211
Posted By ShannonM

True... How much of that could you get back by...

True... How much of that could you get back by using thinner-walled tubing?

Next year? Yeah, that's not gonna happen, unless I have some rich, eccentric Uncle that I don't know about! <grin>
...
07-19-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,211
Posted By ShannonM

Stunning. If I ever buy a custom frame, I'm...

Stunning.

If I ever buy a custom frame, I'm pretty much just gonna ask them to make me one of these. e-Ritchey Newvex lugs, centerpulls, half-chrome front and rear. The only real question is,...
07-19-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,211
Posted By ShannonM

The Raleigh International belongs on this list. ...

The Raleigh International belongs on this list.

--Shannon
07-14-21, 12:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 561
Posted By ShannonM

I concur. I especially like a bike that's been...

I concur. I especially like a bike that's been done with period correct component upgrades that would have made sense to the original owner. Like, most people upgrade the rear derailleur before the...
07-13-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 461
Posted By ShannonM

I think this is the right answer. It seems like...

I think this is the right answer. It seems like Aegis made this frame for a buncha years, and if that's true, I'd bet that when they went to 130, all they did was change the dropout plates. Cheaper...
07-13-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 461
Posted By ShannonM

Sorry for the confusion... I meant "just stick a...

Sorry for the confusion... I meant "just stick a 130 mm wheel in there and ride it like you stole it."

And, yeah... I hear ya on the cables. I always figure that the only reason that Aegis didn't...
07-12-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,828
Posted By ShannonM

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x682/hand_on_bar_1024_c5e615c44e1c1209329c5dabd12d9a221c52bb3c.jpg
One-handed picture
Holding on with my fingers
Hope there's no potholes!
07-12-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 461
Posted By ShannonM

That's an Aegis. The weird seatpost binder gives...

That's an Aegis. The weird seatpost binder gives it away.

If I had to guess its original badging, I'd go with a Trek 5000, just because that was the most common in the US. Plus, you're in...
07-12-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,474
Posted By ShannonM

Maybe it's just me, but prefer reanimated corpses...

Maybe it's just me, but prefer reanimated corpses to newborn babies.

As long as you're adding new information or asking a new question, better to add to an old thread than to start a new one on...
07-11-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 642
Posted By ShannonM

Andy Hampsten is a mensch. And I can't be...

Andy Hampsten is a mensch.

And I can't be the only one who reads "Unfortunately, I didn't have the form to make [Banesto's] Tour squad that year" as "I refused to take EPO, so they wouldn't let me...
07-10-21, 01:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 785
Posted By ShannonM

3/32" (geared, but most singlespeed MTBs use it)...

3/32" (geared, but most singlespeed MTBs use it) chain on 1/8" (bmx) chainring would be my 1st guess. Just asking for a singlespeed chain can be a crapshoot, and if you get the wrong one, it no...
07-09-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 20,449
Views: 3,517,137
Posted By ShannonM

Crazy price for a Suntour freewheel

14-26 Winner Pro (https://www.ebay.com/itm/392266384536?hash=item5b54e60498:g:P4sAAOSw-JJaVjor)

I mean, yeah, Winner Pros are great freewheels, and the 14-16-18-20-23-26 is a great cluster for a...
07-09-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By ShannonM

I vaguely remember test-riding one back then. 16...

I vaguely remember test-riding one back then. 16 year old me thought they looked hella cool. (48 year old me still does, in a I-know-it-was-the-late-80s-but-what-the-hell-were-they-thinking kinda...
07-08-21, 11:48 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 4,579
Posted By ShannonM

And that tool mark looks remarkably similar to...

And that tool mark looks remarkably similar to what a cheap repair stand leaves on a seat tube...

--Shannon

(Well-deserved mockery aside, I always had a soft spot for the Velominati... They...
07-06-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,293
Posted By ShannonM

I said it before, and I'm saying it now: ...

I said it before, and I'm saying it now:

This is one of the raddest bikes I've ever seen.

If it were mine, (and ohh, how it wish it were mine...) it'd be a drop-bar plushy...
07-05-21, 01:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 924
Posted By ShannonM

One thing to think about... If you're...

One thing to think about...

If you're friction shifting, non-floating pulleys, like the anodized aluminum ones, will give better, more positive shifting than the floating SIS Shimano ones. When I...
07-01-21, 11:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By ShannonM

Your MultiTrak 750 probably uses the same...

Your MultiTrak 750 probably uses the same frameset as that year's 720 loaded touring bike... so you've got the bones of one of the best off-the-shelf long-distance touring bikes ever made. 47 mm...
07-01-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,072
Posted By ShannonM

New frame, new wheels, new parts, all-new bike?...

New frame, new wheels, new parts, all-new bike? Your gonna pay a lot more if you build from scratch. The bike companies get ridiculously low pricing on parts... they're buying tens of thousands of,...
06-16-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 308
Posted By ShannonM

So, rather than embarking on the endless quest...

So, rather than embarking on the endless quest for unobtanium 8 speed Dura-Ace STI levers, you can just use 9 speed levers and have an extra click? If that's true, and it should be, since a similar...
06-14-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,114
Posted By ShannonM

I'd say that the difference is that the parts...

I'd say that the difference is that the parts we're talking about here were high-end in their time, and they don't have much in common with current production parts with the same number of cogs....
06-14-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,114
Posted By ShannonM

Just gonna throw my pennies in the fountain...

Just gonna throw my pennies in the fountain here...

"Brifter" is the best word anyone's come up with for "integrated brake and shift lever for drop bar bikes." It includes all the things for which...
05-24-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 948
Posted By ShannonM

From my chair, the early 1990s 700c hybrids were...

From my chair, the early 1990s 700c hybrids were as good as this kind of bike ever got. Well-made, well-designed frames, often that manufacturer's touring frame. Solid-but-not-great parts. 700c...
05-21-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,838
Posted By ShannonM

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x682/hand_on_bar_1024_c5e615c44e1c1209329c5dabd12d9a221c52bb3c.jpg
Obligatory hand-on-the-bar-while-riding shot
05-20-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By ShannonM

If your adapter is already as high as it can...

If your adapter is already as high as it can safely go, you've got two choices:

1) A longer 1" threaded to 1-1/8" threadless adapter. The really long ones tend to be steel, heavy, and crappy....
02-09-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 136,784
Posted By ShannonM

1985 League Fuji

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02-02-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,315
Posted By ShannonM

Dude, that Columbia is like a body-off...

Dude, that Columbia is like a body-off restoration of a Datsun B-210 "Honey Bee".... I freakin' love it!!!

--Shannon

PS: The black Takara is rad.
01-30-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,728
Posted By ShannonM

Fit's complicated. For a person about whom I...

Fit's complicated.

For a person about whom I knew nothing but their 5'8" height, a 54 cm normal road frame is the medium-sized bike. But not everybody prefers a medium-sized bike. Some people like...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-21, 11:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,679
Posted By ShannonM

The two are related, and the fact that Cannondale...

The two are related, and the fact that Cannondale was early out of the chute on the whole 57-varieties-of-bottom-brackets thing shows how:

There was no major bicycle manufacturer more invested in...
10-04-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 13,313
Posted By ShannonM

I read that as "We ran this by our lawyer, and we...

I read that as "We ran this by our lawyer, and we think we're good. If you're not an attorney practicing corporate discrimination law in the state of California, you're not qualified to have an...
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