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10-06-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 716
Posted By SamSpade1941

I have a set of these gathering dust in the...

I have a set of these gathering dust in the garage . Nice pedals indeed , I had mine for sale for the longest time with no takers ... It seems that nice rebuildable quill pedals are not nearly as...
10-02-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,799
Posted By SamSpade1941

I still carry and use film camera's. My digital...

I still carry and use film camera's. My digital cameras are Nikon DSLR's which I can and do pack on the bike , but it is nice to have a compact, svelte and quiet film camera. Image courtesy of an...
09-23-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,199
Posted By SamSpade1941

As with everything numbers matter more cyclists...

As with everything numbers matter more cyclists equals more old bikes....
08-30-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,790
Posted By SamSpade1941

I prefer bar ends or downtube shifters because...

I prefer bar ends or downtube shifters because they just work and do so with boring reliability. Additionally I am not racing and I think that is where brifters really shine. My 2x10 SOMA build uses...
08-28-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,581
Posted By SamSpade1941

I am almost 6ft tall but I have a 31ish pants...

I am almost 6ft tall but I have a 31ish pants inseam which equates to a 32/33 cycling inseam and a very long torso. My ideal size if you use a sizing calculator is 54 which is too small and of...
08-27-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,185
Posted By SamSpade1941

I would love to have a Gunnar bike, one of these...

I would love to have a Gunnar bike, one of these days when my Walter Mitty funds permit I might be able to afford one . Truly a beautiful bike OP
08-27-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,708
Posted By SamSpade1941

There's nothing wrong with that, but as you...

There's nothing wrong with that, but as you accurately pointed out they did not make or design the tire. They said hey please make us a large quantity of those and stamp our name on them. Self...
08-27-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,708
Posted By SamSpade1941

I have a really good idea, he paid a tire...

I have a really good idea, he paid a tire manufacture to make him a tire & apply his brand to it, and then later he rebranded the same tire to capitalize on the Rene Herse mystique. Incidentally,...
08-26-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,708
Posted By SamSpade1941

Rebranded to Rene Herse if I am not mistaken ..

Rebranded to Rene Herse if I am not mistaken ..
08-26-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,708
Posted By SamSpade1941

Do you know who makes those Compass tires ? ...

Do you know who makes those Compass tires ? Panaracer as they also do the Gran Bois ...
08-25-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,708
Posted By SamSpade1941

I'm running Gravel King slicks on my all roadish...

I'm running Gravel King slicks on my all roadish SOMA stanyan , according to SOMA they should not really fit but they fit fine ... Very supple tires especially at the price point . I can't see...
08-25-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By SamSpade1941

I have one unfortunately it is in 27.2 Sorry ...

I have one unfortunately it is in 27.2 Sorry TenGrainBread :(
08-23-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By SamSpade1941

In my specific case I was able to purchase a new...

In my specific case I was able to purchase a new take off 105 5800 groupset and am removing the well used Ultegra 6600 groupset. Based on what you and others have said I SHOULD be ok ... I am...
08-23-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,906
Posted By SamSpade1941

My Phil Wood hubs that the Motobecane rolls on...

My Phil Wood hubs that the Motobecane rolls on are butter smooth on or off the road.

As are my Ultegra hubs on the SOMA and the Neuvation hubs on my Ridley.

I could not spin them by hand...
08-23-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 903
Posted By SamSpade1941

Important cycling clothing question..

Something that Iíve been pondering for a while now is the question ...

Why donít cycling shorts have a fly? I have several pair of liner shorts designed to be worn with pants or shorts in lieu of...
08-22-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By SamSpade1941

Why not? It either works or it doesn't.. I...

Why not?

It either works or it doesn't.. I canít be the first person to be curious ... as an aside the price seems nice on a carbon 46/36 crankset .

off hand Iím guessing it will probably...
08-22-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By SamSpade1941

Campagnolo CX 11 speed crankset

Is anyone using a Campagnolo CX crankset with a Shimano 11 speed drive train ?

if so , how is the shifting ?

thanks so much
08-16-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,321
Posted By SamSpade1941

Ok thanks for the replies so effectively I need...

Ok thanks for the replies so effectively I need the crank and the front Derailleur if I want to make that swap work ..

noted
08-16-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,321
Posted By SamSpade1941

Did you have a compatibly issue with the front...

Did you have a compatibly issue with the front Derailleur or were you using the GRX front Derailleur for another reason ?

Thanks !
08-16-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,321
Posted By SamSpade1941

Universal has the 46/30 crankset in stock , Iím...

Universal has the 46/30 crankset in stock , Iím looking at options, but the price point and the gearing combo is very attractive to me . I donít need the lightest stuff the weight reduction of ...
08-16-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,507
Posted By SamSpade1941

The options for a solid commuter are endless, ...

The options for a solid commuter are endless, having said that most of my fleet qualifies and does commuter duty. In my personal opinion I think a rack is required for commuting but I like having...
08-16-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,321
Posted By SamSpade1941

I look forward to your review however the version...

I look forward to your review however the version I am looking at is the GRX FC-RX600 2x11 46/30 as 48/31 is a bit too much pavement in the big ring especially since I am not planning on racing ...
08-15-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,150
Posted By SamSpade1941

I have a set of egg beaters that came on my...

I have a set of egg beaters that came on my Ridley, they are really loose like bearings are shot. I have some really well used SPD pedals that look cosmetically worse and that I am not the original...
08-15-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,321
Posted By SamSpade1941

GRX Crankset Questions

Has anyone used a GRX crankset ? if so what is your opinions. I just purchased a new 105 11 speed group that was removed from another bike and I am going to use it to upgrade my Ridley and want to...
08-12-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By SamSpade1941

I found another link about this bike here ...

I found another link about this bike here


1905 Herrenrad Victoria ĎModel 12í (https://oldbike.eu/ww1-german-bicycles/)


The bike was used in WWI by zee Germans.
08-12-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By SamSpade1941

Going Tubless C&V style

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/720x870/dd14be86_0c49_4e2c_88d7_6cca6042988d_09678380516ec25d57bcb5d57ceaa053701c48cd.jpeg
Saw this the other day ... apparently going tubless...
08-11-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,442
Posted By SamSpade1941

i've been eyeballing this but they do not seem to...

i've been eyeballing this but they do not seem to offer that fabric anymore so getting a saddle bag to match might be really hard...
08-10-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,308
Posted By SamSpade1941

That is a good idea I may do that .

That is a good idea I may do that .
08-10-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 579
Posted By SamSpade1941

The 28 is a fine upland gun , love my 28 AYA its...

The 28 is a fine upland gun , love my 28 AYA its the gauge for the refined tweed wearing sort of fellows.
08-08-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,308
Posted By SamSpade1941

Understand but my concern is durability based on...

Understand but my concern is durability based on my size and the low spoke count of the Neuvation wheelset and the Formula... I may keep the Formula set simply because @Seattle Forrest has said...
08-08-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,308
Posted By SamSpade1941

From what I have read of the X-Fire MOD III which...

From what I have read of the X-Fire MOD III which is this model ... It will accommodate 40mm tires , so I may be getting a set of 38 or 40 mm panaracers to run.
08-08-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,308
Posted By SamSpade1941

That is good to know, I am bit hesitant to keep...

That is good to know, I am bit hesitant to keep and use them since they are 20/24 and I am big enough that I don't feel comfortable on wheels that do not have 32 or 36 spokes. By that same token I...
08-08-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 29,850
Posted By SamSpade1941

It is probably my favorite paint scheme on a...

It is probably my favorite paint scheme on a bicycle. My first moto had the same paint scheme but was a Super Mirage that a girl here in town purchased from me. This Vitus 172 version of the Grand...
08-08-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 30,762
Posted By SamSpade1941

For what what itís worth the cat is probably out...

For what what itís worth the cat is probably out of the bag those ďnewĒ 600ex long cage derailleurs fetch a pretty penny . The last two I owned sold for close to $100 a piece . Granted they were...
08-08-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 29,850
Posted By SamSpade1941

Yes itís nice to have a place to park your bike...

Yes itís nice to have a place to park your bike inside the building , for a host of reasons. No chance of theft , or vandalism and most important it stays dry .

Downside I suppose is that I...
08-08-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 29,850
Posted By SamSpade1941

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/91369ac0_1865_480c_aabc_151b168173b0_5f06d824dc16970db55a55a293165be4d9722571.jpeg
Mine in the bike room
08-08-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 30,762
Posted By SamSpade1941

I love 600 Arabesque for its looks but my one and...

I love 600 Arabesque for its looks but my one and only use of it was not the best experience. As others have pointed out the shifting is marginal , in fact I replaced the rear derailleur with a...
08-05-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By SamSpade1941

I have looked really hard at Paul Cantis , ...

I have looked really hard at Paul Cantis , seriously tempted as I have heard nothing but awesomeness about their brakes
08-05-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By SamSpade1941

Fouriers Cantilever Brakes

So I was on ebay looking at some new cantilevers to replace the very very economical Tektro Oryx brakes on my LHT and ran across these ...

These look amazingly like VO cantilever brakes at a...
08-05-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By SamSpade1941

Everyone has adequately summarized my many bike...

Everyone has adequately summarized my many bike problems ... Case in point I have exactly one grocery pannier and do not have it's mate. I actually tried to buy a matching one but could not...
08-04-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By SamSpade1941

See what you did...

See what you did...
08-04-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By SamSpade1941

Accessory OCD

I have issues with mismatched bags on a bike . I have bags that do not match and honestly it bugs me, for mostly aesthetic reasons I like to have everything match. I know it is unreasonable , and I...
08-03-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,297
Posted By SamSpade1941

up up

up up
08-03-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,902
Posted By SamSpade1941

Honestly I am trying to just keep two , still on...

Honestly I am trying to just keep two , still on the fence about my SOMA Stanyan , it rides well enough but I took a chance and ordered the frame on clearance stayed on the safe side and ordered a...
08-03-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By SamSpade1941

ya know those are nice, but i am not sure why...

ya know those are nice, but i am not sure why people have so much trouble installing them... There is not that much to a fender in the way of parts and metal ones do not require as much support as...
08-02-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,442
Posted By SamSpade1941

Just curious what decaleur did you mount to the...

Just curious what decaleur did you mount to the bag ?
08-01-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,882
Posted By SamSpade1941

I am not a fan of stem shifters , not because I...

I am not a fan of stem shifters , not because I think they are inherently dangerous .... I just prefer bar ends or down tube shifters... The funny thing is I am getting where I'm tending to like...
07-29-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,308
Posted By SamSpade1941

Yes Iíve noted that myself as well , this 56 cm...

Yes Iíve noted that myself as well , this 56 cm Ridley is more like a 58cm in other bikes but thatís ok . I like a French fit in a bike so this will work . Eventually when I can get some money...
07-29-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,308
Posted By SamSpade1941

Thanks I appreciate it , the deal was too good to...

Thanks I appreciate it , the deal was too good to pass up and froma what I had read the Ridley is a really tough bike and I wanted something durable .
07-29-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,308
Posted By SamSpade1941

The bike is a 2009 and It will handle 35ís with a...

The bike is a 2009 and It will handle 35ís with a little room to spare . The two wheel sets that came with the bike have a set of 25ís and a set of 33ís.

i will end up ordering some gravel king...
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