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07-08-16, 09:07 PM
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Posted By gt eunuch

I ran a 'Schmergo' setup for a bit on 7 speed...

I ran a 'Schmergo' setup for a bit on 7 speed shimano cassette, RSX RD, RSX FD, and Campy 9 speed shifters (i think?) I ran it for about 1k miles, and it worked well enough, but to get rear shifting...
07-08-16, 01:30 PM
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Posted By gt eunuch

Stem is a Nitto Pearl 10, handlebars are Soma...

Stem is a Nitto Pearl 10, handlebars are Soma Highway 1.



The ONLY issue I have with the tires are the fit. After those tires sat on the bike for a few days, the front had stretched and started...
06-24-16, 08:27 AM
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Posted By gt eunuch

Just got done with this, need suggestions on...

Just got done with this, need suggestions on tires to run. Skinwalls? Hrmmmmmmm.... For reference, these 28's do NOT fit without deflating first. They run into the seat tube before they can slot into...
09-20-15, 07:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,871
Posted By gt eunuch

I 100% had a crankset replaced on a bike within...

I 100% had a crankset replaced on a bike within the past 3 years that was part of the recall. Just walked into a bike shop, and they kept it, sent the bad parts to shimano and got a new bottom...
08-12-15, 01:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 23,309
Posted By gt eunuch

Got the email back from Marinoni, and just as...

Got the email back from Marinoni, and just as expected, all original.

Hello,
If the number is exact it's a 1991, Columbus SLX, 54cm, Dura-Ace Group. Original color: White, green and dark blue....
08-04-15, 08:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 23,309
Posted By gt eunuch

Thanks geehue, I will get the s/n and send it to...

Thanks geehue, I will get the s/n and send it to them tomorrow.
08-04-15, 08:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 23,309
Posted By gt eunuch

Right on both accounts KonAaron Snake. 7402 and...

Right on both accounts KonAaron Snake. 7402 and Columbus SLX tubing sticker on the main frame. The fork Has a Columbus sticker, but I don't remember what spec it is (not SLX)
08-04-15, 07:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 23,309
Posted By gt eunuch

Marinoni Special - Find of the year?

Picked this bike up about a week ago at this point, didn't need a bike in the least, but N+1 and all that jazz. Got an *AMAZING* deal on it. I bought it from a father, who bought this bike for his...
07-01-15, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1,399
Views: 418,038
Posted By gt eunuch

There is one eyelet in the back (could double up...

There is one eyelet in the back (could double up and use it for both rack and fenders if you wanted I guess) and one eyelet on the fork.

The rear dropouts measured 128 when I got the bike. No idea...
06-30-15, 07:41 PM
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Posted By gt eunuch

No idea what year this is really, but it is a...

No idea what year this is really, but it is a Bianchi San Remo. Rebuilt early this year with Shimano 105 5800 and threw on a set of Mavic Aksiums, new brakes, Clement Strada LGG tires, Soma HWY One...
06-13-15, 08:44 PM
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Posted By gt eunuch

It's been a while since I posted this guy, but it...

It's been a while since I posted this guy, but it is finally getting some use in a local short track MTB racing circuit. This thing is an absolute rocket, and is a blast to hammer around the course....
01-31-15, 09:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,162
Posted By gt eunuch

I have a soft spot for my build, an 81 Miyata 210...

I have a soft spot for my build, an 81 Miyata 210 was my first C&V and it is responsible for getting me hooked!

Can't wait to see it finished.
01-28-15, 08:28 AM
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Posted By gt eunuch

Old setup consisted of 9 speed Ergos, with the...

Old setup consisted of 9 speed Ergos, with the rest of the drivetrain Shimano, including rd/fd/7spd cassette. When it worked well, it worked well, but the cable tension on the rd was very finicky....
01-26-15, 07:08 PM
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Posted By gt eunuch

Ergos: http://i.imgur.com/j4fyRT7.jpg Just...

Ergos:
http://i.imgur.com/j4fyRT7.jpg

Just rebuilt with STI:
http://i.imgur.com/nHT4KUJ.jpg

In the most recent trim, bike is sitting at 21.4 lbs
01-26-15, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By gt eunuch

Thanks! I loved the old Shimano cantis, but...

Thanks!

I loved the old Shimano cantis, but the spring on the left front arm was weak, and I could never quite balance the spring tension between them. I tried to use an Avid hanger to help out,...
01-25-15, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,506
Posted By gt eunuch

Well, I can't leave well enough alone. The...

Well, I can't leave well enough alone. The 'schimergo' setup worked quite well, when it worked. The middle range of the cassette was very sensitive to cable tension so you had to adjust every 100...
01-25-15, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Posted By gt eunuch

I may be missing something but just go for...

I may be missing something but just go for whatever spoke count your hubs are for. Either one would be plenty sturdy imo.
01-15-15, 08:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,155
Posted By gt eunuch

I don't mind all black; this is going to be a...

I don't mind all black; this is going to be a modern rebuild with a black 5800 groupset.
01-15-15, 08:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,155
Posted By gt eunuch

So I seriously considered these, but, as with...

So I seriously considered these, but, as with most of the VeloMine builds they use straight gauge spokes. Is this as big of a detriment as I think it is? I have a set of cr18's that need a solid true...
01-15-15, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,155
Posted By gt eunuch

For reference; here are the wheelsets I'm looking...

For reference; here are the wheelsets I'm looking at. From my googling, their handbuilt wheels get pretty good reviews.

Pair Shimano 5800 Hubs - Mavic Open Sport Rims | Merlin Cycles...
01-15-15, 06:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,155
Posted By gt eunuch

Yea I have heard tons of good about the Open...

Yea I have heard tons of good about the Open Pros, BUT are they $100 better? ( haven't used either so I am having a hard time making that decision )
01-15-15, 06:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,155
Posted By gt eunuch

Sorry I didn't specify. The bike is used mainly...

Sorry I didn't specify. The bike is used mainly for a commuter (last year's tally was about 2500 miles ), Fun/fast rides with friends, century here and there and a little bit of off-road use to...
01-15-15, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,155
Posted By gt eunuch

Open pro? Open sport?

Looking at purchasing a wheelset for my Bianchi and I found 2 wheelset that seem to fit the bill. Both have the same hubs, same double butted spokes, but the only difference is the rim itself. One...
11-29-14, 09:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 35,296
Posted By gt eunuch

Can I play? I think this is a mid 90's bike, but...

Can I play? I think this is a mid 90's bike, but has 1" threaded headset and a lugged fork crown....

http://i.imgur.com/j4fyRT7.jpg
09-29-14, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8,132
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Posted By gt eunuch

Picked this up this past weekend, and took it for...

Picked this up this past weekend, and took it for its first (probably ever) proper trail ride. This thing is a rocket ship on the uphill's compared to my late 2000's hard tail mtb. Dowhills it is a...
09-28-14, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,181
Posted By gt eunuch

I live in Louisville, KY and the trails here are...

I live in Louisville, KY and the trails here are fast packed clay, with tons of roots and rocks making things interesting. Any suggestions?
09-28-14, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,181
Posted By gt eunuch

First ride. Dry, fast trails so the bike didn't...

First ride. Dry, fast trails so the bike didn't get very dirty :( ;)

http://i.imgur.com/uqMMsPK.jpg

Bike worked great, technical roots and rocks took a bit of work. This was my first time on a...
09-28-14, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,181
Posted By gt eunuch

Those look SWEET, don't quite know if I am into...

Those look SWEET, don't quite know if I am into this bike enough yet to spend 160 bucks on a pair of tires though :(
09-28-14, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,181
Posted By gt eunuch

1993 Bridgestone MB-3

Picked this up in trade the other day. I have been looking for a lugged mtb for a while, so I was fairly excited to come across this in my size. It had some street slicks on it and platform pedals....
08-20-14, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,506
Posted By gt eunuch

Thanks! I think I may have narrowed it down to a...

Thanks! I think I may have narrowed it down to a 1999, just by the paint color. The pic from the catalog scan is tiny, but I think this is it.
...
08-19-14, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,506
Posted By gt eunuch

Barely C&V but you guys may appreciate it. 199? Bianchi San Remo

Picked this up from a couple that was moving out of state. Did not want to put the effort into shipping this to their new house so on craigslist it went. I was the first person there with cash so I...
08-12-14, 11:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,929
Posted By gt eunuch

Thanks for the compliments! To be honest, the...

Thanks for the compliments! To be honest, the wheelset was relatively cheap ($115? shipped) and I already had the 27" Pasela TGs from the initial build, that had maybe 100 miles on them. 27" was...
08-12-14, 08:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,929
Posted By gt eunuch

Posted this in one other thread; but wanted to...

Posted this in one other thread; but wanted to make sure that I am keeping this thread updated.

Currently about 100 mi shy of 1k total this year on this thing. I swear this is the smoothest riding...
08-12-14, 08:46 AM
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Posted By gt eunuch

My FILTHY Miyata 610 that I (re)built earlier...

My FILTHY Miyata 610 that I (re)built earlier this year. Currently about 100 mi shy of 1k total this year on this thing. It is absolutely my favorite.

This winter it will get disassembled again...
07-29-14, 07:23 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 142,208
Posted By gt eunuch

Thanks bradtx! Just to verify, you used the...

Thanks bradtx!

Just to verify, you used the standard 26.4 crown race model, right?
07-28-14, 07:13 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 142,208
Posted By gt eunuch

Love that black lightning! Just finished...

Love that black lightning!

Just finished (re)building this up. Up until about 3 weeks ago this was still running around on the stock RSX 7 speed, downtube shifter drivetrain. Still had stock RSX...
07-25-14, 07:01 AM
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Posted By gt eunuch

Pretty sure this is barely passable for this...

Pretty sure this is barely passable for this thread, but why not.

Had this bike for a few years now, the 7 speed RSX components (dt shifters) worked wonderfully but I got a good deal on some 7800...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-14, 11:02 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,360
Posted By gt eunuch

Osprey Momentum. Couldn't ask for more!

Osprey Momentum. Couldn't ask for more!
07-04-14, 08:25 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 14,357
Posted By gt eunuch

Same bike from last year; much better pic! ...

Same bike from last year; much better pic!

http://i.imgur.com/3vcf43z.jpg
06-08-14, 07:03 PM
Replies: 18,857
Views: 2,309,495
Posted By gt eunuch

There wasn't much planning for this to be honest....

There wasn't much planning for this to be honest. Found a state park that was around 50 miles away from home base (Louisville, KY) and went for it. Next route will be better planned, and NOT have...
06-08-14, 06:51 PM
Replies: 18,857
Views: 2,309,495
Posted By gt eunuch

Is 'less hilly' an option here? :p

Is 'less hilly' an option here? :p
06-08-14, 06:41 PM
Replies: 18,857
Views: 2,309,495
Posted By gt eunuch

First century EVER today, 100.8 miles in 8 hours...

First century EVER today, 100.8 miles in 8 hours and 30 minutes (including stops). Fairly lofty goals for our first 100 mile ride, since our longest rides EVER were around 35 miles. 'Training'...
06-01-14, 08:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,858
Posted By gt eunuch

I absolutely have enough adjustment to get to...

I absolutely have enough adjustment to get to 700c. The first thing I did was measure to verify that I did when I started having these crazy thoughts... :p

edit: the comment above about not having...
06-01-14, 08:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,858
Posted By gt eunuch

I am quite certain my cantilever's could not make...

I am quite certain my cantilever's could not make that stretch. I could be wrong, but I really doubt it.
06-01-14, 08:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,858
Posted By gt eunuch

Convince me to go 700c, or convince me to stay 27

For Father's Day, my wife wanted to pick me up something I wanted (not something I need).

Question comes, and I respond with a new wheelset. Of course, this is not something that she can pick out...
05-18-14, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,079
Posted By gt eunuch

I guess corrosion isn't the best word to describe...

I guess corrosion isn't the best word to describe that, but something about 25 year old glue keeping my face from the pavement doesn't give me fuzzy feelings.
05-18-14, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,079
Posted By gt eunuch

We are similar heights, I might have about 2"...

We are similar heights, I might have about 2" height over him. The seat is pretty close to where it needs to be for him to ride it, stand over is comfortable for me and tight for him.
05-18-14, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,079
Posted By gt eunuch

Well... That seems worth $5

Friend brought this over tonight for me to check out. He picked it up for $5 at a yard sale, some people have all the luck. The worst part? It is exactly my size!

http://i.imgur.com/iQ3Soim.jpg
...
05-07-14, 06:17 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 285,522
Posted By gt eunuch

Realized I never posted these pics in here. ...

Realized I never posted these pics in here.

1985 Miyata 610

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3571/13017703234_6f58306104_b.jpg


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7357/13017714924_7fc51792f4_b.jpg
04-23-14, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2,515
Views: 878,929
Posted By gt eunuch

https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1.0-...

https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1.0-9/10268409_10100994200112184_1646796278860615418_n.jpg

20 mile night ride on some 'vintage aluminum'.
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