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07-18-16, 06:33 AM
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Posted By fenderbender

1990 Geliano 115S catalog

What a great find and nice to hear the history of the bike! Remember visiting Stockholm and the ECI shop in mid 80's and not being able to take my eyes of the futuristic Geliano demo-bikes with the...
07-18-16, 02:42 AM
Replies: 2,085
Views: 637,517
Posted By fenderbender

Beautiful bike Johan and would love to see it all...

Beautiful bike Johan and would love to see it all dressed up with some nice mudguards and steel racks! Reminds me that I should get my build started.
Forum: Touring
03-05-13, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4,338
Views: 2,017,356
Posted By fenderbender

Sounds like a great tour, thanx for sharing!

Sounds like a great tour, thanx for sharing!
Forum: Touring
11-28-12, 06:15 AM
Replies: 4,338
Views: 2,017,356
Posted By fenderbender

Diy handlebar bag and device mount

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Interesting subject and there are quite a few way's of working around the problem depending on the type of stem and room available. A diy mount similar to the spendy Nitto...
10-10-12, 10:26 AM
Replies: 667
Views: 149,312
Posted By fenderbender

Thanks for chairing your impressions! Guess it...

Thanks for chairing your impressions! Guess it was a much more plush ride too?
Can't wait to get my hands on a set of 650B wheels now.
But the list is long so in the meantime I might use it as a...
09-11-12, 03:09 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 149,312
Posted By fenderbender

Compliments on a very beautiful build! Love the...

Compliments on a very beautiful build! Love the eclectic parts mix you've fitted too. :thumb:
Quite inspiring as I have a -74 waiting to be dressed up. Only wish my frame was in as good condition as...
03-19-12, 04:34 AM
Replies: 6,485
Views: 1,509,668
Posted By fenderbender

Oh, remembered it was most amusing riding with my...

Oh, remembered it was most amusing riding with my mate's in freezing temp's...
03-19-12, 04:28 AM
Replies: 6,485
Views: 1,509,668
Posted By fenderbender

True and my question was referring to the fact...

True and my question was referring to the fact that it was converted from mtb-tires (559mm ERTO) to 650Bs (584mm ERTO)!
03-12-12, 05:00 AM
Replies: 6,485
Views: 1,509,668
Posted By fenderbender

Nice conversion! Are there room for even bigger...

Nice conversion! Are there room for even bigger tires like the 42mm Hertre's with mudguards?
11-01-11, 05:32 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 396,038
Posted By fenderbender

Very clever build! : Þ

Very clever build! : Þ
08-09-11, 01:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By fenderbender

Thanks for all the input and it seems like I've...

Thanks for all the input and it seems like I've finally nailed it!
Replaced the original clear Campa and beercan spacers with a set from an worn out Shimano 7-speed cassette.
After grinding away...
08-08-11, 04:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By fenderbender

Help with respacing 9sp Campa cassett for 8sp shifters?

Hi! Trying to build a commu-tour for a friend with parts from my parts bin but run into some trouble and in need of a quick fix.

I have a set of Campa 8-speed Avanti Ergopower brifters I'd like...
Replies: 1,027
Views: 556,523
Posted By fenderbender

True, cant wait for the next issue! If it's any...

True, cant wait for the next issue! If it's any consolation a club mate's Rohloff equiped Thorn has become a lot better with time. If your not heading over here for PBP, how about loading it up and...
Replies: 1,027
Views: 556,523
Posted By fenderbender

Thank's for pointing that out! I have long...

Thank's for pointing that out! I have long thought that Heine's articles is written with to much emphasis on his own preferences with out to much consideration for the need of the "average" cyclist....
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Views: 556,523
Posted By fenderbender

Noel, that is an incredibly beautiful and...

Noel, that is an incredibly beautiful and practical bike you've made! I've read BQ and Henie's views on the design of forks so I'm interested in hearing why you prefer modern tubing?
Forum: Touring
06-16-11, 03:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,803
Posted By fenderbender

*lol* Where do you get this nonsense from? When...

*lol* Where do you get this nonsense from? When did I or anyone in this thread make any remarks about the the bland trips you do? This thread is about a type of bicycle commonly known as a "touring...
Forum: Touring
06-16-11, 10:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,803
Posted By fenderbender

I know people who pack their anorectic Trek...

I know people who pack their anorectic Trek Mundane, fly down to Dolomites, stick their wife in a rental behind, sleep in overpriced alpvillas, eating fresh Fettuccine with truffle and then tell...
Forum: Touring
06-15-11, 05:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,803
Posted By fenderbender

Thanks Charlie! The stunning scenery and friendly...

Thanks Charlie! The stunning scenery and friendly northmen made it all worth while! ;)
Forum: Touring
06-14-11, 09:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,803
Posted By fenderbender

Nice bikes, but not tourers IMHO! Great for...

Nice bikes, but not tourers IMHO! Great for randonnering though. ; )
Forum: Touring
06-13-11, 05:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,803
Posted By fenderbender

Longest lasting and best looking fenders is the...

Longest lasting and best looking fenders is the stainless Giles Berthoud (http://www.wallbike.com/berthoud/fenders/stainless-steel-fenders).

When it comes to components I prefere used 7 or 8 speed...
04-18-11, 03:03 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 396,038
Posted By fenderbender

Amazing work there John!

Amazing work there John!
04-14-11, 02:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,116
Posted By fenderbender

Yes, the TA's are ISO. You can also dial in the...

Yes, the TA's are ISO. You can also dial in the chainline with thin spacers inside of driveside if your using a cassette-type bb with fixed cup. I have yet to fit mine so do get back with what length...
03-14-11, 04:31 AM
Replies: 685
Views: 278,045
Posted By fenderbender

Bad suv vs good suv!

Lovely trailer and the comparison with a monster SUV speak volumes! Fortunately not so common over here so I didn't realise just how massive they are until I placed my own pedal powered SUV next to...
12-27-10, 07:15 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 79,203
Posted By fenderbender

Thanks for sharing your great drawing! Love the...

Thanks for sharing your great drawing! Love the fact that it's bolted together. But cant help thinking it is a bit over engineered. There would be no need for the angled front part if you kept the...
12-20-10, 02:34 PM
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Views: 278,045
Posted By fenderbender

Your example applies to fast vehicles and for a...

Your example applies to fast vehicles and for a brief moment to signal a change in speed and direction. You do not have constant flashing lights on the car do you? This discussion is a bout a much...
12-13-10, 10:43 AM
Replies: 685
Views: 278,045
Posted By fenderbender

Please stop this 'flashing light craze'! It's not...

Please stop this 'flashing light craze'! It's not only very anoying for others and make it more difficult to see were one's going. It also harder to accurately judge the distance/position of the...
10-25-10, 08:08 AM
Replies: 667
Views: 149,312
Posted By fenderbender

DiaCompe has dusted of the old molds and started...

DiaCompe has dusted of the old molds and started producing the DC750 (http://www.diacompe.co.jp/freepage_90_1.html) with 60mm-78mm reach again. I believe Tektro have several side pull models but...
05-02-10, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,698
Posted By fenderbender

Sorry for resurrecting this old thread. But I...

Sorry for resurrecting this old thread. But I have a friend who need some help with his Delta V 700 1993 (http://sanaandterry.com/cannondale/year/1993/1993.pdf) fork!
I've only had RockShox and...
02-05-10, 04:38 AM
Replies: 592
Views: 129,841
Posted By fenderbender

Reason for me asking is that the front look like...

Reason for me asking is that the front look like a alu version of this French style Nitto rack.
...
02-04-10, 05:36 AM
Replies: 592
Views: 129,841
Posted By fenderbender

Nice looking build! These old Japanese bikes are...

Nice looking build! These old Japanese bikes are such a good value and a great base for a randonneuse.
I have three frames that "follow me home" and now pending restoration. Oh my!
02-04-10, 04:48 AM
Replies: 592
Views: 129,841
Posted By fenderbender

[QUOTE=clasher;10355644]The cantis have original...

[QUOTE=clasher;10355644]The cantis have original pads on the front and they are bricks. The back cantis have cheap v-brake pads that are also hard as rocks. One of the levers didn't seem to be...
02-03-10, 07:53 AM
02-03-10, 07:44 AM
Replies: 592
Views: 129,841
Posted By fenderbender

Nice find Clasher! Love to see some pix of the...

Nice find Clasher! Love to see some pix of the finished build. But what's wrong with them cantis?
If they're not broken some cleaning and new pads/wires should do it.
I've yet to find a modern...
02-03-10, 07:14 AM
Replies: 592
Views: 129,841
Posted By fenderbender

Hej Jan! Trevligt med en cykelnörd från svinkalla...

Hej Jan! Trevligt med en cykelnörd från svinkalla norden! Vad gör du i staterna?
My guess is that Jet got them of the RBW mail list. The bag sit too far forward even with a 90mm stem. So I put the...
02-02-10, 07:39 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 129,841
Posted By fenderbender

Thanks, not every day one of my crummy bikes get...

Thanks, not every day one of my crummy bikes get this sort of attention.
Done a couple of centuries with it and it's one of the few bikes I've used that truly planes. Very comfy even after ten...
12-08-09, 03:34 AM
Replies: 667
Views: 149,312
Posted By fenderbender

Can't beat vfm and looks of the new Velo Orange...

Can't beat vfm and looks of the new Velo Orange (http://www.velo-orange.com/rihuandotwhc.html) rims/wheels!
Replies: 9
Views: 2,270
Posted By fenderbender

The ARAYA Randonneur seem to be a very competent...

The ARAYA Randonneur seem to be a very competent touring/camping bike but the name is a bit missleading. If your interested in riding in organised randonneur events there is no need to bring a full...
Replies: 1
Views: 421
Posted By fenderbender

You should rethink the use of 28h hub as it will...

You should rethink the use of 28h hub as it will seriously limit the versatility of the bike and goes against the hole idea of using the 650B standard. The now discontinued SUN Mistral were available...
Replies: 23
Views: 1,565
Posted By fenderbender

You've better make your self a nice cup of your...

You've better make your self a nice cup of your favorit beverage then sit down and have another look at the VO site (http://www.velo-orange.com/tapro5visch.html) or click the links I just posted... ;)
Replies: 23
Views: 1,565
Posted By fenderbender

There was a limited 60'th anniversary edition of...

There was a limited 60'th anniversary edition of the Pro 5 Vis cranks made a few years ago. I could be wrong but seem to recall reading that these may had been CNC'd rather than cold forged as the...
Replies: 1,027
Views: 556,523
Posted By fenderbender

Vackert! Very nice couple of good value Swedish...

Vackert! Very nice couple of good value Swedish bikes (equivalent of Trek/Schwinn)! :thumb:
In my collection I have a Crescent 92-318 from '74 that I'm fitting a c.'79 Shimano 600 Arabesque group...
Forum: Touring
08-23-09, 05:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,715
Posted By fenderbender

Hi Kent! Like Truman said it's great to have you...

Hi Kent! Like Truman said it's great to have you here! Have followed your blog and earlier websites for years and it's been a great inspiration not only for cycling. I haven't tried a tarptent but I...
Forum: Touring
08-18-09, 09:21 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,715
Posted By fenderbender

A trip I really like to do is cycling the 2,490...

A trip I really like to do is cycling the 2,490 miles along the Continental Divide from Canada down to the Mexican border. But I'm in another parts of the woods so in the meantime I do local rides....
07-02-09, 08:19 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 254,558
Posted By fenderbender

Great looking build! Hmm, those brightly coloured...

Great looking build! Hmm, those brightly coloured ribbons make me smile! ;)
Both funny looking and a good way to catch car drivers attention i must say. Have you tried to "surf" it yet? Looks like...
Forum: Touring
05-04-09, 04:09 AM
Replies: 4,338
Views: 2,017,356
Posted By fenderbender

Bring back fond memories of my first solo tours...

Bring back fond memories of my first solo tours in the early 80s. Don't worry about the gear just go and enjoy the open road! Btw, that fan won't be of much use me think. ;)
Forum: Touring
04-27-09, 03:26 AM
Replies: 4,338
Views: 2,017,356
Posted By fenderbender

Mechanicalron, lovely set of panniers! Many other...

Mechanicalron, lovely set of panniers! Many other (http://www.wallbike.com/berthoud/panniers.html) canvas bags have compression straps running down the sides. How do you fix the bags lower part to...
Replies: 1,027
Views: 556,523
Posted By fenderbender

Like they say, "A thing of beauty is a joy...

Like they say, "A thing of beauty is a joy forever"!
Love the way you made modern components please the eye.
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03-26-09, 04:27 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 254,558
Posted By fenderbender

That's a sweet looking rig. Love that nifty rear...

That's a sweet looking rig. Love that nifty rear lamp mount too!
I have a straight gauge cro-mo 80's mtb that just beg for a similar treatment. Wonder if a 24" kids mtb rear would be better way to...
02-23-09, 05:22 AM
Replies: 685
Views: 278,045
Posted By fenderbender

You could get a cayak to pull! I did. ;) ...

You could get a cayak to pull! I did. ;)

http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/9467/img0038sna0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
02-23-09, 05:04 AM
Replies: 667
Views: 149,312
Posted By fenderbender

Old mtb frames have either 130 or 135mm so no...

Old mtb frames have either 130 or 135mm so no need to spread. Make for better conversions too if the aim is to carry loads. Often the stock brake can be used. If you can't adjust the brakepads high...
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