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02-27-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 815
Posted By ctak

Thanks! the colors warm up quite a bit in natural...

Thanks! the colors warm up quite a bit in natural light, with the blue taking on a cerulean hue; now if only it had thinned and long point lugs like that alluring 710 (1979) of yours. My plan is to...
02-26-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 815
Posted By ctak

Not yet! I ordered them direct from Hunt...

Not yet!


I ordered them direct from Hunt (https://us.huntbikewheels.com/products/hunt-sprint-aero-wide-road-wheelset-1497g-31deep-24wide) when they were under $500. Basically re-branded silver...
02-25-21, 11:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 815
Posted By ctak

24" 1986 Trek 700 Tri Series

Bought this 24" Trek 700 Tri Series a while ago for $250 as the sport touring geometry and Reynolds 531 tubeset lined up with what I was looking for...
02-19-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,953
Posted By ctak

Both shell undersides look the same as the bb on...

Both shell undersides look the same as the bb on the '86 760 pictured below, albeit with unique serials. Source: Vintage Trek Gallery - Dave Staublin's 1986 Model 760...
02-16-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,353
Posted By ctak

Are you referring to something like Nitto's...

Are you referring to something like Nitto's MTC-01 (https://www.benscycle.com/nitto-mtc-01-quill-stem-to-threadless-adapter---25-422-2mm-stem-column-adapters-nitto--870-094-30-870-094-30/p) quill for...
02-09-21, 02:52 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,353
Posted By ctak

Loving ur assemblage of interior cleaning...

Loving ur assemblage of interior cleaning instruments. I know little of Medici, but see loads of potential here :thumb:
01-27-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2,465
Views: 823,198
Posted By ctak

Recently sold my 1983 Centurion Pro Tour 15, but...

Recently sold my 1983 Centurion Pro Tour 15, but have an album to remember it by: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmTX9UXw
...
01-27-21, 12:51 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,223
Posted By ctak

:thumb: KoolStop Thinlines...

:thumb: KoolStop Thinlines https://www.jensonusa.com/Kool-Stop-Thinline-Shoes-Thinline-Threaded-Post-Salmon
01-19-21, 02:53 AM
Replies: 2,465
Views: 823,198
Posted By ctak

Quick post-ride pic of my 20 speed 1980 Centurion...

Quick post-ride pic of my 20 speed 1980 Centurion Pro Tour, with some modern touches: 700c wheels, original SR cranks with 46/34t rings, 13/29t Campy cassette, VO fenders, Berthoud saddle, 32mm...
01-17-21, 03:09 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,223
Posted By ctak

It'll work great with just a little planning to...

It'll work great with just a little planning to sync everything up.

Here's my 2x9/10 speed 83 Pro Tour 15
- Rear triangle spread to 128mm, works well with many modern wheelsets
- 700c conversion...
12-16-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,953
Posted By ctak

Zoo Hill likes this :thumb:

Zoo Hill likes this :thumb:
12-15-20, 02:22 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,953
Posted By ctak

Great photo essay, love following the progress....

Great photo essay, love following the progress. I've added "dark blue metallic" to my top 5 list

and may your future rides be well hydrated
12-03-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,463
Posted By ctak

She is only smiling because her new balance bike...

She is only smiling because her new balance bike weighs 4.6 pounds, roughly proportional to the weight of a high-end carbon bike relative to an adult rider
...
11-28-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,953
Posted By ctak

Nice work, and scan quality :thumb:

Nice work, and scan quality :thumb:
11-21-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1,313
Views: 346,828
Posted By ctak

Recent build for a good friend: Sugino GP...

Recent build for a good friend: Sugino GP crankset, mixed Shimano Ultegra / 600 groupset, Nitto Albatross bars, 28mm Paselas......
11-07-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,402
Posted By ctak

Good idea. 38 Allrounds easily fit without...

Good idea. 38 Allrounds easily fit without fenders so 35s may slide in there. Went with Speeds as my routes require 25-30 miles of pavement cycling to reach the gravel trailheads, but now that I...
11-07-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By ctak

v2, updated this week in time for a wet Fall...

v2, updated this week in time for a wet Fall gravel ride near Snoqualmie

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x1000/1_20c759824d8f424eb020d6b707d6772634638c76.jpg...
11-07-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By ctak

v1, as 26-lb cruiser with rack and bullmoose bars...

v1, as 26-lb cruiser with rack and bullmoose bars during light touring trip
...
11-07-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By ctak

1983 Centurion Pro Tour 15

Found this 23" frameset on eBay earlier this year and let it relax for a couple months while waiting for 700c inspiration
...
11-07-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2,321
Views: 233,373
Posted By ctak

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/eth_9aca986c208948e95b5dbcca16ccbe38012b54cb.jpg"ethernap"
11-05-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,402
Posted By ctak

Here's a few pics, including one of a dirty...

Here's a few pics, including one of a dirty derailleur after a 47-mile test ride in wet conditions. Still have adjustments to make, but it was nice to get on the road this evening. Btw, "backwards"...
11-05-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,402
Posted By ctak

A $120 combination I really like: - Nitto...

A $120 combination I really like:
- Nitto NTC-DX Technomic (pearlized version of the regular Technomic, with 190mm and 225mm overall heights in 26.0)
- Soma Portola bars (similar design to Nitto...
10-28-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,014
Posted By ctak

If you are sensitive to chemicals (I can't stand...

If you are sensitive to chemicals (I can't stand the smell of Framesaver, which can take weeks to dissipate), try Boeshield T-9 spray for your internal rust preventative needs. Wax based coating...
10-19-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,546
Posted By ctak

$375 build with Dura Ace bar end shifters, 38mm...

$375 build with Dura Ace bar end shifters, 38mm Schwalbe tires, Brooks saddle, Shimano 600 levers, etc, on Miyata Sportcross steel tubes
...
10-15-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 976
Posted By ctak

I've used Humbrol as well. Applies nicely with a...

I've used Humbrol as well. Applies nicely with a brush thanks to self leveling if you don't have access to an airbrush...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByMhacC5vAE
Forum: Touring
09-21-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,053
Posted By ctak

Worth considering:...

Worth considering: https://www.renehersecycles.com/myth-18-wide-tires-need-wide-rims/

I used to have A319s (~19mm internal) with 50mm touring tires... worked well.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,469
Posted By ctak

Quality archival images in here! ...

Quality archival images in here!
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1048x588/man2_f468246e7f4fb26c391a4182d26b422c23919a7e.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,263
Posted By ctak

Revolutionary 622mm disc brake rotor design

https://cyclingtips.com/2020/08/bikes-of-the-bunch-rob-englishs-english-road-bike/
...
09-01-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,909
Posted By ctak

2nd actually, but still!...

2nd actually, but still! https://cyclingtips.com/2020/08/tubed-clinchers-just-won-their-first-tour-de-france-stage/

...
08-11-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By ctak

:beer:

:beer:
08-11-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By ctak

1981 Battaglin ad

Salute!

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Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By ctak

Looks like a '93 Prologue. Lower end road model...

Looks like a '93 Prologue. Lower end road model but nice tubes: https://www.koga.com/en/service/brochures/older-(2000-1976).htm

Seller bumped up the price. It was $225 last year.

Might be...
07-31-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 850
Posted By ctak

For example, framebuilder Dave Kirk's variation...

For example, framebuilder Dave Kirk's variation of the Bontrager / Hogg method (http://kirkframeworks.com/2009/06/19/riding-tip-3/) (pasted below)

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( * let me first say...
07-23-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,021
Posted By ctak

When I first switched from 175 to 170s it felt...

When I first switched from 175 to 170s it felt like I was riding a different bike... and no more anterior knee irritation on longer rides :-)
07-23-20, 12:22 AM
Replies: 2,321
Views: 233,373
Posted By ctak

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/wig_04c88ca63966887852c3a1db45129368df6c0ee1.jpg
07-11-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,683
Posted By ctak

Thanks for sharing the dimensions, which are...

Thanks for sharing the dimensions, which are quite close to what I'm looking for. Champion no. 1 = good tubes. I built up a 50cm '86 Ironman in anthracite/silver for my gf last year and was...
07-10-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,683
Posted By ctak

Interesting, maybe I can find a similar GL in the...

Interesting, maybe I can find a similar GL in the next size down. Btw, I was admiring the color scheme of yours on Pedal Room a few months ago
07-09-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,683
Posted By ctak

Very much like my two Nitto Technomic Deluxe...

Very much like my two Nitto Technomic Deluxe stems and yes, definitely room to extend further. This is more about a desire to learn from other leggy folks who may or may not have found other...
07-08-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,143
Posted By ctak

Compass / Rene Herse rat trap pass in 54mm...

Compass / Rene Herse rat trap pass in 54mm (2.3in) roll nicely and work well in light gravel. I prefer not to economize on tires, which can transform ride quality. Big Ben and Fat Frank felt like...
06-25-20, 03:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,758
Posted By ctak

Considering the thought, experimentation and care...

Considering the thought, experimentation and care that went into your Paramount build, parts transfer is nothing short of bi-winning: new feels for one and best-of-touring-class for the other :beer:...
06-16-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,280
Posted By ctak

Is 82cm your inseam or PBH? ...

Is 82cm your inseam or PBH?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yxZkHpAB4g&feature=emb_title

A 55cm or larger frame would offer a more upright riding position, what with the longer headtube...
05-29-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 60,298
Views: 8,997,058
Posted By ctak

Seattle / Tacoma - Black Miyata 912 - $100

Hard to argue with $100, but not my size. Talked via phone with the friendly seller. Bike has scratches but no dents. 34.5" standover with approx 57cm top tube (his measurements). He is selling a...
05-22-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,110
Posted By ctak

Arrived today, thanks for the help friends :ride:...

Arrived today, thanks for the help friends :ride:


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Levin alloy 27.0 for Centurion...
05-08-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,572
Posted By ctak

Love the photo of your workspace featuring...

Love the photo of your workspace featuring various bikes - abstract art at its finest :hug:
04-10-20, 11:48 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 156,868
Posted By ctak

My magical miyata mtb floater at the beach. 40t...

My magical miyata mtb floater at the beach. 40t front, 11-34t rear, compass RTP, swept back nitto bars... 23mph at 100rpms on the flats while possible, is not easy to maintain. RiddleOfSteel can...
04-09-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,049
Posted By ctak

+1 on calipers for road... all the way down:...

+1 on calipers for road... all the way down: https://youtu.be/zojjIghKQoM?t=123
( with a humble nod to Alaphilippe's Galibier descent:recum:)
03-06-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,872
Posted By ctak

True temper platinum ox is similar to 853. Lemond...

True temper platinum ox is similar to 853. Lemond moved away from 853 mid 2000s as I recall
...
02-12-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 886
Posted By ctak

Entertaining video, thanks for sharing. Great...

Entertaining video, thanks for sharing. Great experience to share with your son however sad it may be for such road machines to be stowed away from sunlight. But I understand the intent :innocent:
I...
01-23-20, 01:57 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 8,539
Posted By ctak

Vintage-aspiring R.H. Phillips & Sons ...

Vintage-aspiring R.H. Phillips & Sons
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/934x978/img_2457_0214_62077dfa57600e53229290c6e5652fffa39660da.jpg
01-21-20, 02:49 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,042
Posted By ctak

Love me some Miyata 90s x. Some guy went to town...

Love me some Miyata 90s x. Some guy went to town on his sportcross...
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