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06-16-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By cudak888

Ask the framebuilder if they have a crown race...

Ask the framebuilder if they have a crown race facer. If so, have them face the paint off the mating surfaces for a perfect seat for the crown race.

-Kurt
06-11-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,083
Posted By P!N20

My spending in inversely proportionate to the...

My spending in inversely proportionate to the size of the item. For example:

"You want $200 for that bike? Pffft, I'll take my money elsewhere."

"$100 for that front derailleur bolt? Here's my...
05-24-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By natterberry

I tend to buy the KMC X8.99

I tend to buy the KMC X8.99
05-18-21, 05:15 AM
Replies: 867
Views: 248,199
Posted By GeoffroyFromLux

Unknown frame builder but very nice and light. ...

Unknown frame builder but very nice and light.


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1250/4fc0f1ad_fc10_4bb0_85f6_6533d4f57d7f_f471a172bd2abdc2d811454636453c3ceba5f51b.jpeg...
03-29-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,688
Posted By Road Fan

I second all this. I would add, sometimes, it's...

I second all this. I would add, sometimes, it's ok just to take a 30 minute walk. Wear a jacket, decent shoes, bring some light gloves, and a baseball cap actually adds some warmth to your noggin,...
03-22-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,792
Posted By Keefusb

I believe the latter year Cannondales with the...

I believe the latter year Cannondales with the cantilevered seat stays had removeable dropouts for this very reason. I never really cared for the cantilevered seat stays on my 1995 R900. They...
03-07-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By pcb

Point taken. There are many performance-related...

Point taken. There are many performance-related hardware issues I'm relatively insensitive to. I sometimes feel like I'm among folks having a very nice conversation about, say whiskey, and all I can...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,085
Posted By 79pmooney

In my sailboat racing days on the west coast, it...

In my sailboat racing days on the west coast, it was commonly heard that 1) the lightest containers were placed highest - completely obvious if you understand ship stability - and that those...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-10-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,698
Posted By Nessism

Disaster waiting to happen. Or at least, an...

Disaster waiting to happen. Or at least, an inappropriate solution for a frame that's WAY too small. I'd get a new frame ASAP. If the steerer doesn't break the seat tube might.
02-08-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By shoota

1986: ...

1986:
https://waterfordbikes.com/SchwinnCat/flschwinn_1981_1990/1986Ltwt30.JPG
1987:
https://waterfordbikes.com/SchwinnCat/flschwinn_1981_1990/1987_17.JPG
01-30-21, 12:47 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,278
Posted By base2

I've got a couture Rodriguez. 500mm chainstays,...

I've got a couture Rodriguez.
500mm chainstays, 69.5 degrees head tube angle, low bottom bracket, & 26 inch wheels. It works well enough. At 1100mm long it tracks with surgical precision & between...
12-23-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,363
Posted By unterhausen

I think that I mostly saw the front racks as...

I think that I mostly saw the front racks as stabilizers for low riders. And probably carry some stuff on top. I think most people that toured in the '70s just used rear racks, which is less than...
12-23-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,363
Posted By hazetguy

"What is 'a six pack of beer' " I'll take...

"What is 'a six pack of beer' "

I'll take 'other random vintage bike trivia' for $600 Alex. :beer:
12-22-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,593
Posted By JacobLee

Cocktail Hour Miyata 610

So Im making coffee this morning, and I tell my wife, I gotta quit looking at Craigslist during the cocktail hour. I see cool bikes I dont need, and it always seems like a good idea to contact the...
12-11-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,658
Posted By cuda2k

Webhost migrated my old account last night, and...

Webhost migrated my old account last night, and in doing so appears to have killed my new account that had the current velobase instance running. On hold waiting for support.
12-11-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,005
Posted By dddd

I believe mine is on 1" plywood, strong enough to...

I believe mine is on 1" plywood, strong enough to use with stuck freewheels:
...
11-28-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 19,149
Posted By JaccoW

I'm on a roll tonight, here is the 1991 Technical...

I'm on a roll tonight, here is the 1991 Technical Specifications this time. Specs, prices and geometry but no weights.
Another fun one here is the quick overview of models in the middle. I have...
11-24-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By John E

I do not use particularly high gears, but I like...

I do not use particularly high gears, but I like to have something in the mid-90 gear inches, such as 50/14 (96), 49/14 (94.5), 46/13 (96). A 50/16 equivalent would leave me spinning out.

As for...
11-24-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,788
Posted By cuda2k

Velobase.com - moving severs, so might be a bump or two in the next few days

Spending the evening moving the site over to a new hosting account, so while the DNS resolves and database gets moved over, I've disabled the add/edit of most things and posted an announcement up top...
11-24-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 23,081
Posted By SJX426

It is hard to believe that I have missed this...

It is hard to believe that I have missed this thread entirely!
Part of the reason I am so slow on working on my bicycles is due to the other interests that grab me randomly.
This has be taking up...
11-10-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,010
Posted By tricky

and/or "bikeforums member"

and/or "bikeforums member"
10-24-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 11,533
Posted By CAT7RDR

IMHO, the Call of Shame should only be done when...

IMHO, the Call of Shame should only be done when absolutely necessary. Kind of like your last resort. I carry $60-$80 for a taxi/Uber if need be. On my main ride I also use SPD pedals so I can walk...
07-05-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 68,518
Posted By beicster

Finally got around to getting pics of my 85...

Finally got around to getting pics of my 85 Voyager I bought from bark_eater earlier this year. There are a few minor rust spots here and there but no dings. Not bad for a 35 year old bike. It came...
06-19-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,245
Posted By Road Fan

"New" toy!

I just received a 1982 Trek 720 frame/fork, same size as my old 1984 610. It does not have canti posts, so it is definitely 1982. The plan is to purpose the 720 into the same roles as the 610 with...
04-29-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 596
Posted By jyl

This is how we derive BFCVs Law Of Minimum N: ...

This is how we derive BFCVs Law Of Minimum N:

The minimum n shall be such that each bike shall require maintenance no more than once per year.
04-08-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2,030
Views: 381,354
Posted By Piff

I know you already purchased 33mm tires, but just...

I know you already purchased 33mm tires, but just in case someone else needs this information in the future...Raleigh Super Course Mk II (dropouts spread to 130mm), 700x35mm tire clearance.
...
03-20-20, 04:47 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,739
Posted By JaccoW

After this I remember seeing Pelago doing...

After this I remember seeing Pelago doing something like this. Lo and behold: Pelago Rasket (https://www.pelagobicycles.com/shop/accessories/baskets-and-racks/pelago-rasket.html)!
Stainless steel...
03-02-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 926
Posted By 52telecaster

i know nothing you need to know. Just want to say...

i know nothing you need to know. Just want to say it looks way cool.
02-03-20, 02:56 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,637
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Are aluminum bikes allowed on this thread? ...

Are aluminum bikes allowed on this thread?

An 86' ST 500, definitely not the top of the line. A $50 spec bike I bought for flipping; not quite my size.
...
07-07-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,060
Posted By cudak888

Don't have regrets - think of it as pairing out...

Don't have regrets - think of it as pairing out the bikes that keep you from having a few really nice ones around. Shoot for bikes at or above the Fuji Royale II, and you'll be good.

IMHO, almost...
06-28-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,619
Posted By spinnaker

But that is not where most people ride them. ...

But that is not where most people ride them. You see them on MUPs and on the road. That is what I don't get. Certainly they have their place as I already mentioned but I think many people are...
Replies: 15
Views: 3,737
Posted By wipekitty

Wednesday, June 19: I completed my second century...

Wednesday, June 19: I completed my second century of 2019; the first was on June 2. Both involved shorter (60 mile) small group (4 people) rides along with the ride to and from.

Today's ride was a...
10-05-18, 08:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,060
Posted By Hoopdriver

My 72 UO8 came with 27x1 1/4 tires. Seems like a...

My 72 UO8 came with 27x1 1/4 tires. Seems like a reasonable assumption that the frame was designed for these. On the other hand, it's also reasonable that the US market was supplied different sized...
10-01-18, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2,030
Views: 381,354
Posted By Piff

Fair enough. Hopefully the raleigh I'm looking to...

Fair enough. Hopefully the raleigh I'm looking to harvest parts from craigslist for this frame is okay.
05-31-17, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2,030
Views: 381,354
Posted By grayEZrider

fast but scary

My average speed is faster on my SC but the degree of flex (EVERYWHERE) approaching 30 mph keeps me nervous. I can confidently break 30 on my other 80s steel road bikes (Trek 614 and a Nishiki...
Replies: 35
Views: 8,850
Posted By Rowan

Bandera is right in a way. My major bike builds...

Bandera is right in a way. My major bike builds have involved Excel spreadsheets, costings and specifications, and sourcing information. Any sort of touring and even participation in a randonnee...
10-21-14, 03:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,198
Posted By upthywazzoo

My first real bike was a 1983 Schwinn Traveler...

My first real bike was a 1983 Schwinn Traveler that I used in college. I'd never had a road bike before so this was a totally new experience for me. I went through a phase where I was spending...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-12-13, 04:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,227
Posted By seankanary

Hah, no worries lol. Have you built a frame...

Hah, no worries lol.

Have you built a frame with it yet or are you still finishing the build?
06-28-10, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2,030
Views: 381,354
Posted By Zaphod Beeblebrox

+1 on the good looks of cottered cranks. I love...

+1 on the good looks of cottered cranks. I love the way they look, and I think if you work on them often enough you can get pretty good at em. The issue I have had is the initial removal of the...
Replies: 33
Views: 2,541
Posted By unterhausen

I dunno, is the OP proposing to do brevets on...

I dunno, is the OP proposing to do brevets on this bike? It will do the occasional century, no problem. That's the problem with the forum title, who knows what people think is long distance?

My...
05-11-09, 07:05 AM
Replies: 597
Views: 171,626
Posted By nlerner

Ah, that's my era, too, but somehow most bikes...

Ah, that's my era, too, but somehow most bikes have ended up be 3-speeds for me from those days (as an adult) of working on and riding Raleigh 3-speeds. I find that on most of my rides, no matter how...
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