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04-09-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,756
Posted By kunsunoke

Get some Campagnolo Ergopower on that thing!

Get some Campagnolo Ergopower on that thing!
02-26-19, 04:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,134
Posted By kunsunoke

https://www.bosozokustyle.com/what-is-bosozoku/ ...

https://www.bosozokustyle.com/what-is-bosozoku/

Zoku jitensha at its finest.
02-26-19, 04:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 732
Posted By kunsunoke

Good, we needed another of these threads. ...

Good, we needed another of these threads.

Am in the process of rehabilitating a Calborn Formula 1 (their aero bike). The original blue chromovelato was in bad shape.

Not sure what to do about...
02-22-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 881
Posted By kunsunoke

The process is pretty involved, which is why it's...

The process is pretty involved, which is why it's so expensive anymore.

1) solvent de-greasing
2) media blasting (if required)
3) acid pickle / descale / old Cr removal
4) filling of defects /...
01-22-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,048
Posted By kunsunoke

You might have a case to return the bike if what...

You might have a case to return the bike if what you got does not match what was in the ad copy. Sounds like you didn't get 100% of the headset. eBay typically sides with the buyer in about 99% of...
01-15-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,532
Posted By kunsunoke

I've sold on eBay. They almost always take the...

I've sold on eBay. They almost always take the side of the buyer.

You have everything going for you in this case - so if the bike isn't what was described, initiate a return and ship it back to...
01-06-19, 05:22 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 8,483
Posted By kunsunoke

No. My complaint is paying extra for a rear mech...

No. My complaint is paying extra for a rear mech that won't drop onto the 13T about half of the time I shift into it.



It was a little longer than ten years. Frank wasn't right about...
01-03-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 17,410
Views: 2,665,122
Posted By kunsunoke

Redneck ad copy at its finest - "After posting...

Redneck ad copy at its finest - "After posting this bike it was discovered that the front frame was bent from a front impact. I have drove this bike for more then 30 years and never noticed, Be...
12-31-18, 12:37 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 8,483
Posted By kunsunoke

Frank Berto stated that NR shifted badly forever....

Frank Berto stated that NR shifted badly forever. He's right. It does.



Campagnolo and Shimano got their current dual-slant panto design from SunTour. Shimano adopted dual slant just after...
12-31-18, 06:48 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 8,483
Posted By kunsunoke

The NR rear mech is the AK-47 of the cycling...

The NR rear mech is the AK-47 of the cycling world. It keeps working when other rear mechs die, and was a legend in its day. That day came and went. Most NR mechs on the market now are in middling...
12-30-18, 06:44 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 8,483
Posted By kunsunoke

The thing I've never understood is why there's so...

The thing I've never understood is why there's so much snob appeal for Campagnolo Nuovo Record and Super Record. Campy's parts may be durable and pretty, but the shift quality is HORRIBLE in...
12-10-18, 01:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 715
Posted By kunsunoke

1 Sachs Centara rear derailleur Derailleur is...

1 Sachs Centara rear derailleur Derailleur is late 1990s vintage; should be Shimano SIS compatible up to 10-speeds. Only exception is anything from Dura Ace 7400-series.

2 Suntour mountech rear...
11-09-18, 06:15 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,630
Posted By kunsunoke

A lot of this depends on how much girth you...

A lot of this depends on how much girth you yourself carry and how you ride. Most people are better off cutting carbs and riding more.

Best approaches for dumping weight on a steel C&V while...
10-17-18, 07:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,511
Posted By kunsunoke

My first real road bike was a Schwinn Tempo made...

My first real road bike was a Schwinn Tempo made from Columbus Tenax. I never really got comfortable on that bike. Probably switching to tubular tires would have helped. I never could understand...
10-17-18, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By kunsunoke

It's essentially a Cycle Pro made by DodSun in...

It's essentially a Cycle Pro made by DodSun in Taiwan, probably from high-tensile steel, maybe tri-tube CrMo. It's a basic BMX bike for beginner/novice class riders, usually those who couldn't pony...
10-16-18, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By kunsunoke

WTB - non-aero brake levers

As the title states, I need a set of non-aero brake levers for the Ideor Asso - something that matches well with Mafac center-pull brakes. I'll consider anything but would prefer Italian or maybe...
09-29-18, 04:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By kunsunoke

I'm going. Any of you vendors have any cheapo...

I'm going. Any of you vendors have any cheapo tubular rims, preferably silver?
09-16-18, 05:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,102
Posted By kunsunoke

Check your pms.

Check your pms.
09-16-18, 05:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By kunsunoke

I wouldn't bother with the Acetone. It's going...

I wouldn't bother with the Acetone. It's going to be too fast of a solvent, which means you'll have very little time to work with it and will have to use a LOT of it.

Spray-on paste paint...
09-16-18, 05:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By kunsunoke

Quintana makes triathlon bikes. Currently, as in...

Quintana makes triathlon bikes. Currently, as in present day. Company Website (https://quintanarootri.com/)

Graphics do not appear to be available as stock items at the usual places - so you'd...
09-07-18, 03:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,214
Posted By kunsunoke

Pictures would help. Assuming the bike was...

Pictures would help.

Assuming the bike was made from Tange MTB you have a reasonably good chance of making a re-weld work. Butts are nice and thick (as Tange made the tubing to be exposed to the...
08-18-18, 03:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,086
Posted By kunsunoke

The answer to shelf life is pretty complex. ...

The answer to shelf life is pretty complex.

Carbon is trick stuff. Some original manufacturers (particularly Trek) tended to build-in additional bulk and strength to compensate for...
08-16-18, 10:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 495
Posted By kunsunoke

Subscribed. I have an Ideor Asso coming inbound....

Subscribed. I have an Ideor Asso coming inbound.

Any opinions here about how Campagnolo NR would work on one of these frames? I realize it'd be a little bit of a mismatch and that GS /...
08-14-18, 04:50 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 4,734
Posted By kunsunoke

100% tubular tires on my road bikes now. Had I...

100% tubular tires on my road bikes now. Had I known how good they were when I was in my 20s I'd never have sold my original road bike.

Also, I ride fast downhills on a regular basis. Clincher...
08-11-18, 07:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,183
Posted By kunsunoke

Your call. You have to do what is best for you,...

Your call. You have to do what is best for you, and what you are most comfortable with. Nobody here would bust your chops if you wanted to turn it into a boat anchor or a shop stool.

Obviously,...
08-10-18, 02:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,183
Posted By kunsunoke

No, I'd probably try a combination of frame...

No, I'd probably try a combination of frame blocks and jury-rigged straightening tools. After straightening, any damage to the paint could be touched up by careful brushwork with a reasonably close...
08-10-18, 12:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,183
Posted By kunsunoke

The tubing is Ishiwata 022, similar in gauge...

The tubing is Ishiwata 022, similar in gauge profile to Columbus SL. 022 was most notably used for Bridgestone's MB-1, particularly in later years of the Petersen era.

The frame is probably at...
08-03-18, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 365
Posted By kunsunoke

What your trying to do won't work well. The V-GT...

What your trying to do won't work well. The V-GT mech has a single spring pivot and was designed for friction shifting. Shimano SIS indexing was designed for dual spring pivots and slant...
08-03-18, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By kunsunoke

Fork works for 700c or 27". If you're on 700c,...

Fork works for 700c or 27". If you're on 700c, longer reach brakes will be required. I'll get pics up as soon as I can.

-k
08-02-18, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By kunsunoke

FS: Shimano thumb shifters, Matrix clincher rims, Italian BBs, Suntour mechs, etc.

NOTE - am on a business trip until Thursday, 08/09. Items purchased will ship on Fri. 08/10 or Sat. 08/11.

Prices do not include shipping. I normally package and determine actual costs, but can...
08-02-18, 05:24 AM
Replies: 17,410
Views: 2,665,122
Posted By kunsunoke

Guy's local to me. Not sure why he thought...

Guy's local to me.

Not sure why he thought it was worth the listing fee to post a bike with obvious front-end damage. The parts aren't even worth that much.
07-10-18, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,024
Posted By kunsunoke

Bianchi hybrids work pretty well as drop-bar...

Bianchi hybrids work pretty well as drop-bar gravel or cyclocross bikes. The Tange tubing they used is pretty good stuff.

To get it back on the road, here is what I would do:

0) Buy a good...
07-06-18, 02:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,133
Posted By kunsunoke

Sheldon Brown & Jobst Brandt time: ...

Sheldon Brown & Jobst Brandt time:

https://sheldonbrown.com/cantilever-geometry.html

Brake Squeal, by Jobst Brandt (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/brandt/brake-squeal.html)
07-06-18, 02:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 349
Posted By kunsunoke

Some thoughts based on what you've said so far: ...

Some thoughts based on what you've said so far:

1) This bike may have a thread-on freewheel instead of a cassette. If the wheels are original, it's likely a freewheel.
2) If you have a...
06-19-18, 11:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,340
Posted By kunsunoke

Not sure if this is a trend or not - couriers...

Not sure if this is a trend or not - couriers I've been seeing around Temple U. and in Center City seem to be moving towards geared bikes now. Handlebars are still narrow, though.

The young...
06-19-18, 05:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,340
Posted By kunsunoke

Honestly, I couldn't care less if you agree with...

Honestly, I couldn't care less if you agree with me or not. My bikes (including the Lynskey) are purchased with funds from my salary. The cash wasn't given to me, it was earned. Trust fund kiddies...
06-17-18, 06:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 447
Posted By kunsunoke

FWIW - have ridden there myself - many times, in...

FWIW - have ridden there myself - many times, in fact. I used to have customers up in Maine, and I brought the Dahon 7 in the usual briefcase.
06-17-18, 06:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 447
Posted By kunsunoke

Take the Trek 6-series, particularly if it has...

Take the Trek 6-series, particularly if it has gears and you enjoy riding the bike. Two-lane roads go all over the place there, particularly in South Portland.

You might consider the Apex if...
06-15-18, 04:29 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,916
Posted By kunsunoke

This smells like a broke-ass hipster...

This smells like a broke-ass hipster artist-in-his-own-mind trolling for a free bike to use.

Personally, I'd say "no", but then I'm a grumpy old man who enjoys pissing off hipster kiddies.
...
06-12-18, 05:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,340
Posted By kunsunoke

Some of the parts groups seen on fashion "fixies"...

Some of the parts groups seen on fashion "fixies" (e.g. the bikes purchased with trust funds by hipster kidults) are worth about twenty dollars, having been produced in the PROC by slave laborers. ...
06-06-18, 12:23 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,335
Posted By kunsunoke

Sure it's anecdotal. I build a lot of wheels. I...

Sure it's anecdotal. I build a lot of wheels. I know what holds up and what doesn't hold up. I've also had plenty of riding experience on tubulars and clinchers of similar designs. Most of my...
06-05-18, 07:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,335
Posted By kunsunoke

Some of the tubular rims/wheelsets out there are...

Some of the tubular rims/wheelsets out there are quite strong. The 32-spoke Velocity Major Tom comes to mind, as does the Mavic Reflex in 32 or 36 spoke variants. People often forget that the...
06-05-18, 07:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,335
Posted By kunsunoke

If glued or taped properly and inflated to...

If glued or taped properly and inflated to operating pressures, tubulars don't roll off. And they have the advantage of staying where they belong when and if the tire does flat. I've personally...
06-05-18, 05:29 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,335
Posted By kunsunoke

Firstly, bag the Legnano if it fits. Secondly,...

Firstly, bag the Legnano if it fits. Secondly, keep the tubulars on the Legnano. Italian bikes ride best with tubulars.

Tubulars wheels are stronger, lighter, and safer than clinchers. The...
06-03-18, 04:47 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,842
Posted By kunsunoke

Currently at 215 lbs. and running 25 Sprinter...

Currently at 215 lbs. and running 25 Sprinter Gatorskins at 155psi rear / 120psi front. It works.

Obviously, I won't be riding a Vitus anytime soon. :p
Forum: BMX
06-03-18, 04:38 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 86,946
Posted By kunsunoke

VDC first came into the picture at the peak of...

VDC first came into the picture at the peak of the track BMX craze. They were highly active during the transition to freestyle/street/park. The company still makes framesets in the USA, which...
05-24-18, 04:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 676
Posted By kunsunoke

Proper Shimano-style indexing requires ramped...

Proper Shimano-style indexing requires ramped rear cogs, along with a rear derailleur that has dual-sprung pivots and a slant parallelogram. A chain with proper design for indexing also helps...
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