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05-06-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 22,463
Posted By Whit51

I think I complained about GKs being hard to...

I think I complained about GKs being hard to install a few months back in this thread. I got the Bead Jack and it worked well. I removed the same tires (32mm SKs) several months later and the beads...
04-09-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,084
Posted By Whit51

Welcome back! I remember Eastbay71! Would like to...

Welcome back! I remember Eastbay71! Would like to see that LeMond build.
03-12-21, 06:50 AM
03-12-21, 04:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By Whit51

Adidas Velo Sambas

I know there are some Adidas Sambas fans on this forum. My 10 year old Sambas are about worn out and I'm considering these new Velo Sambas. I like the Sambas for riding flat pedals and this new SPD...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By Whit51

Plainsman, if you try posting this in the Classic...

Plainsman, if you try posting this in the Classic and Vintage sub forum you might get some good responses. This comes up from time to time over there.
03-05-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 713
Posted By Whit51

The Trek era LeMonds are great bargains, imho. ...

The Trek era LeMonds are great bargains, imho. The geometry of my 2001-2002 Tourmalets (53 cm and 55 cm) and 2001 52 cm Poprad seems pretty conventional. I think the long top tube thing may have...
02-02-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,007
Posted By Whit51

Sheep wool is know to be loaded with lanolin, an...

Sheep wool is know to be loaded with lanolin, an organic wax. Wiping a bike down with a heathy sheep makes the bike aerodynamically slippery, not to mention shiny!
02-02-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,145
Posted By Whit51

Welcome! Univegas are highly regarded. If it fits...

Welcome! Univegas are highly regarded. If it fits you, you're off to a great start!
02-01-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,087
Posted By Whit51

There’s been lots of speculation on this forum...

There’s been lots of speculation on this forum over the years as to what Columbus Tenax tubing is. The Prelude review states it’s a “production grade” version of SL and SP. Hard to see how SL and...
01-24-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,154
Posted By Whit51

I vote for silver . Black on black looks too...

I vote for silver . Black on black looks too utilitarian for my tastes.
01-22-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By Whit51

Having that wrench is a big plus.

Having that wrench is a big plus.
01-17-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,653
Posted By Whit51

I didn’t read Miles fro Nowhere, but it was read...

I didn’t read Miles fro Nowhere, but it was read aloud in 30 minute segments on The Radio Reader on NPR when it was first published. Enjoyed that experience tremendously.
01-17-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,653
Posted By Whit51

Upgrading Your Bike by Frank Berto. And +1 to A...

Upgrading Your Bike by Frank Berto. And +1 to A Dog in A Hat and No Hands. Also, since motorcycle books have been mentioned, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and Rebuilding the Indian are...
12-14-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,713
Posted By Whit51

One huge advantage of FB Marketplace: you have...

One huge advantage of FB Marketplace: you have access to a potential buyer or seller’s Facebook profile. On two occasions I avoided getting involved in purchases from people who, based on their...
12-03-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By Whit51

Thanks for posting! I look forward to these posts...

Thanks for posting! I look forward to these posts every month!
12-03-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,094
Posted By Whit51

Fantastic work! Bravo!

Fantastic work! Bravo!
12-03-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 662
Posted By Whit51

Good decision! Paint problems that look horrible...

Good decision! Paint problems that look horrible on a bare frame may not look as bad when the bike is built up. You may want to consider touching up the bad spots as a compromise.
11-26-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,702
Posted By Whit51

I buy bikes with tubing from Italy, the UK,...

I buy bikes with tubing from Italy, the UK, Japan, and the U.S. No plastic fantastic Chinese frames for me.
11-25-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By Whit51

Nice design. I,m getting re-interested in...

Nice design. I,m getting re-interested in center-pulls on 70’s frames with wide tire clearance.. I think they look much better than long/mid reach calipers.
11-20-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,713
Posted By Whit51

Which leg do you swing over first?First? i swing...

Which leg do you swing over first?First? i swing my right leg over from the non-drive side. I do not swing a second leg over. What would that accomplish?
11-19-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,454
Posted By Whit51

Rusty Strings, my first vintage bike , when I got...

Rusty Strings, my first vintage bike , when I got back into bikes in 2007, was a Batavus Champion I bought at a flea market not far from you in Lexington, SC. I later learned that the US...
11-15-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 856
Posted By Whit51

I’ve shipped and received frames using Ship...

I’ve shipped and received frames using Ship Bikes, no problems to report. Good rates if you minimize the size of the shipping box.
11-07-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,536
Posted By Whit51

I’d be all over this one if I rode a 58. Very...

I’d be all over this one if I rode a 58. Very reasonable price in my opinion.
11-04-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 761
Posted By Whit51

Thin Man, you wouldn’t happen to have a World...

Thin Man, you wouldn’t happen to have a World Voyageur headbadge, would you?
10-23-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 694
Posted By Whit51

That’s easy, buy some more bikes And have them...

That’s easy, buy some more bikes And have them shipped. At least that’s how I obtained my supply.
10-15-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,128
Posted By Whit51

Here are a couple of pandemic builds I moved on -...

Here are a couple of pandemic builds I moved on - an early 80s Trek 61x and a Specialized Crossroads hybrid converted to drop bars. Both were fitted with 700c by 32 s.
The geometry of the...
10-10-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,477
Posted By Whit51

Basso. Alcide Basso, the founder, raced for the...

Basso. Alcide Basso, the founder, raced for the Italian military team. His brother was a big name pro racer and apparently his dad was an amateur racer and racing enthusiast.
10-10-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 656
Posted By Whit51

I’ll take it. PM sent

I’ll take it. PM sent
10-07-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,893
Posted By Whit51

I’ve got Brooks microfiber on my Black Mountain...

I’ve got Brooks microfiber on my Black Mountain Road and have been impressed. Looks good, feels good, has held up for a year and a half so far. Ordered some more for A build I’m working on.
09-13-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,361
Posted By Whit51

The OP has an irrational need to buy too many...

The OP has an irrational need to buy too many bikes? You’ve come to the right place. We can’t cure your affliction but we can help you enjoy it.
09-13-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,022
Posted By Whit51

Fantastic deal for someone who needs this size...

Fantastic deal for someone who needs this size frame. 853 is excellent stuff.
08-31-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,514
Posted By Whit51

It does not look bad. What I would do: first...

It does not look bad. What I would do: first remove all rust. Apply minimal primer - only enough to just cover the bare areas. Hit this lightly with 220 or 320 grit sandpaper to make it flat. Then...
08-21-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,487
Posted By Whit51

Before I switched from 23 to 25 years ago, I had...

Before I switched from 23 to 25 years ago, I had lots of flats and broKe some spokes. To me 25 vs 23 makes a lot more difference than 28 vs 25. Nowadays I go for the widest tire that will fit, but I...
08-16-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,454
Posted By Whit51

Batavus. Puch

Batavus. Puch
08-13-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,957
Posted By Whit51

Here are an 84 Trek 660 and an 81 Lotus Legend I...

Here are an 84 Trek 660 and an 81 Lotus Legend I build up with 9 speed STI this summer. They work great and we’re not costly to upgrade, although I’ve been scrounging and hoarding 9 speed components...
08-11-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By Whit51

PM’d you about these. ...

PM’d you about these.
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07-30-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,567
Posted By Whit51

Good point. A guy who drafts semi-trucks at 60...

Good point. A guy who drafts semi-trucks at 60 mph should not take chances with getting tangled up in his brake cables.
07-30-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,567
Posted By Whit51

Maybe I should further expand this to say “unless...

Maybe I should further expand this to say “unless you are an expert frame builder adding functional enhancements consistent with the original design concept and aesthetics of the bike in question.”...
07-30-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,567
Posted By Whit51

[QUOTE=Lascauxcaveman;21614588]Rule: Don't drew...

[QUOTE=Lascauxcaveman;21614588]Rule: Don't drew the RD hanger. You may want to change that fixie back into a real bike someday.

I would expand on this to propose “ don’t use a hacksaw or grinder...
07-14-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,661
Posted By Whit51

Bikes are in high demand in the DC area. The...

Bikes are in high demand in the DC area. The trails are jammed, Telecommuters and furlough victims have more free time and cycling is seen as a safe way to get outdoors and commuters are staying...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,563
Posted By Whit51

Radball?

Radball?
06-28-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,263
Posted By Whit51

Nice one!

Nice one!
06-24-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,467
Posted By Whit51

The Cool Stop Bead Jack is worth getting, and...

The Cool Stop Bead Jack is worth getting, and it’s relatively inexpensive. I had a hell of a time mounting some Panaracer Gravel Kings a year a go and dreaded the day I had to change a flat. I...
06-18-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,469
Posted By Whit51

Here in the DC area that bike would not last a...

Here in the DC area that bike would not last a weekend on Craigslist priced at $300.
06-12-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,635
Posted By Whit51

Here’s a mint Specialized Crossroads I added a...

Here’s a mint Specialized Crossroads I added a threadless stem converter, road stem, drop bars 7 speed RX 100 brifters and a freewheel with 34 tooth big chainring. No other changes, works fine, but...
06-01-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,566
Posted By Whit51

Great bike. You’re unlikely to be mocked for...

Great bike. You’re unlikely to be mocked for flat pedals on this forum, lots of us use them.
05-20-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 18,252
Posted By Whit51

The one and only new bike I bought for myself In...

The one and only new bike I bought for myself In a shop was a Viscount in Austin in 1976 or so. I’ve bought well over 100 bikes and frames over the years but that was the only new one. I bought one...
05-16-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,247
Posted By Whit51

+1 when I bought my my Univega Specialissima...

+1 when I bought my my Univega Specialissima online many years ago, there were few if any other bidders because is was advertised as a Nivega. A pump clip or something was obscuring the U in...
05-16-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By Whit51

Beautiful work!

Beautiful work!
05-09-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By Whit51

Speedoflite, enjoy reading these posts every...

Speedoflite, enjoy reading these posts every month, please keep it up,
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