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08-11-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By frpax

Because I had a nearly complete set on hand and...

Because I had a nearly complete set on hand and very limited funds.
I figured that, since the original color was that metallic forest green with all yellow decals and I really did not like that...
08-10-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By frpax

Completed Portofino. I have since changed...

Completed Portofino.

I have since changed the Turbo saddle to something a bit more comfortable. Schwalbe CX tires. SRAM components.
...
08-10-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By frpax

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/portofino_stays_bda119070d7bcee6c93ad9d24112bdd3377ab3bd.jpg
08-10-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By frpax

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/portofino_head_f163519023fbf8e33a495b754128955fc106c413.jpg

Paint job completed. Decals on.
03-17-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By frpax

The Portofino is on it's way. I've decided flat...

The Portofino is on it's way.
I've decided flat bar.
Will likely go with a modern-ish Shimano 2x10 mountain bike drivetrain.

Since this is a Japanese built frameset, the BB will be British, I'm...
03-15-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By frpax

Thanks bro!

Thanks bro!
03-15-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By frpax

1986 Bianchi Portofino ideas please?

So I gave my girlfriend my 1989 Specialized Hard Rock that I converted into more of a bike path/city/commuter bike.
I'm fairly certain that she bought me a 1986 Bianchi Portofino that we saw on...
Forum: Commuting
05-12-13, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By frpax

I vote the Trek.

I vote the Trek.
05-11-13, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 881
Posted By frpax

Sweet bike! Happy Birthday, also.

Sweet bike! Happy Birthday, also.
05-11-13, 05:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,948
Posted By frpax

This is my grail bike of grail bikes!

This is my grail bike of grail bikes!
Forum: Commuting
05-06-13, 05:26 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 12,676
Posted By frpax

You need to read the entire thread.

You need to read the entire thread.
05-06-13, 02:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,839
Posted By frpax

I calculated my average speed once. Half the...

I calculated my average speed once.

Half the speed of "smell".
05-06-13, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 966
Posted By frpax

My first configuration of my '85 Team Pro ...

My first configuration of my '85 Team Pro

http://cdn.velospace.org/files/paxtonraleigh555vs.JPG
05-06-13, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 966
Posted By frpax

Torelli Torino Classico w/ honey sidewall ...

Torelli Torino Classico w/ honey sidewall

http://74.50.28.21/parts/rubber.html
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-13, 11:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,852
Posted By frpax

Same here. I almost never pass anyone, except the...

Same here. I almost never pass anyone, except the beach cruisers that ride on the sidewalks! :innocent:
Forum: Commuting
05-05-13, 06:47 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 12,676
Posted By frpax

Personally, I think that the guy saying they are...

Personally, I think that the guy saying they are not his dogs is a lie.
If they aren't his dogs, then why would he bother to buy pepper spray?
Why would he care what happens to them?
Why hasn't...
05-05-13, 02:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,460
Posted By frpax

#2 for me too. Out INTO the wind, tailwind back...

#2 for me too. Out INTO the wind, tailwind back home!
05-05-13, 01:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,731
Posted By frpax

I would think that the anodizing would be ok....

I would think that the anodizing would be ok. Never tried it, though.
05-05-13, 01:02 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,292
Posted By frpax

"Is it safe?" :thumb:

"Is it safe?" :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
05-05-13, 12:58 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,118
Posted By frpax

rack and trunk bag for me

rack and trunk bag for me
Forum: Commuting
05-04-13, 07:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 732
Posted By frpax

Bring your budget up a bit and get a really good...

Bring your budget up a bit and get a really good vintage road bike. Here's one that would be awesome:

http://stlouis.craigslist.org/bid/3754536553.html
Forum: Commuting
05-04-13, 06:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 732
Posted By frpax

Uh, no. While very cheap, there are much nicer...

Uh, no.
While very cheap, there are much nicer bikes out there for not much more money.
Forum: Commuting
05-04-13, 04:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 732
Posted By frpax

If you like to look of a vintage road bike, then...

If you like to look of a vintage road bike, then buy one! Post a few Craigs List ads of ones that interest you, and we can guide you as to what is good and what is junk.
05-03-13, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,161
Posted By frpax

try velobase.com

try velobase.com
05-03-13, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,022
Posted By frpax

I'd do all black on it. Black wall tires, black...

I'd do all black on it. Black wall tires, black bar tape & saddle... Murder the thing out!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-13, 09:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,070
Posted By frpax

No sidewalks for me...

No sidewalks for me...
Forum: Commuting
05-02-13, 08:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,012
Posted By frpax

I too have strong and weak days. I had them back...

I too have strong and weak days. I had them back when I raced, and it never seemed to have anything to do with anything. It was like a random thing. In fact, many times when I felt good and got out...
Forum: Commuting
05-02-13, 08:33 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 12,676
Posted By frpax

Sounds like the owner of the dogs is at least...

Sounds like the owner of the dogs is at least willing to help put an end to it. I'd take that as a good sign.

If the spray he bought you doesn't work, then perhaps HE will do a better job of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-13, 06:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,585
Posted By frpax

Are you looking for something new or vintage?

Are you looking for something new or vintage?
05-02-13, 03:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,741
Posted By frpax

Trek 750 mods

I converted my 790 from the flat bar to a drop bar with bar end shifters, but ended up changing it to a mtn bike riser bar with rapid fire shifters and have liked this current setup the best.
Don't...
Forum: Commuting
05-01-13, 06:44 PM
Replies: 15,504
Views: 11,716,170
Posted By frpax

At least the heat is on the way home! I hate...

At least the heat is on the way home! I hate commuting TO work in the hot stuff... don't really care about the ride home.
Forum: Commuting
05-01-13, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15,504
Views: 11,716,170
Posted By frpax

Thank you! I haven't used the front rack...

Thank you!

I haven't used the front rack yet, but dang it looks SO cool!
Forum: Commuting
04-29-13, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By frpax

I know nothing about Endura Burner shorts. ...

I know nothing about Endura Burner shorts.

But I've had pretty good luck with Performance's ULTRA line of shorts & bibs
Forum: Commuting
04-29-13, 08:00 PM
Replies: 15,504
Views: 11,716,170
Posted By frpax

I did have fenders on my Trek at one time, but...

I did have fenders on my Trek at one time, but they constant rattling of pebbles being picked up by my tires was more than I could bear.
I do have the occasional sprinkler river to deal with, but...
Forum: Commuting
04-29-13, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15,504
Views: 11,716,170
Posted By frpax

Thanks! Many people think that I need to add...

Thanks!

Many people think that I need to add fenders. Then I point out that I live in the Phoenix area of Arizona... :)
04-28-13, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,728
Posted By frpax

This makes sense. It sucks, but it makes sense.

This makes sense. It sucks, but it makes sense.
04-28-13, 02:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,490
Posted By frpax

Pegoretti

Pegoretti
04-28-13, 10:10 AM
04-28-13, 09:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,728
Posted By frpax

Dang

Dang
Forum: Commuting
04-28-13, 09:50 AM
Replies: 15,504
Views: 11,716,170
Posted By frpax

Updated pics of the 790 ...

Updated pics of the 790


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v376/fpaxton/photo1_zps1ca73a2f.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v376/fpaxton/photo2_zpsa0159ef1.jpg

...
04-28-13, 09:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,666
Posted By frpax

Updated pics of the 790 ...

Updated pics of the 790

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v376/fpaxton/photo1_zps1ca73a2f.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v376/fpaxton/photo2_zpsa0159ef1.jpg
...
04-28-13, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,728
Posted By frpax

I'm pretty sure he will.

I'm pretty sure he will.
04-28-13, 09:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,205
Posted By frpax

Updated pics of the 790 ...

Updated pics of the 790

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v376/fpaxton/photo1_zps1ca73a2f.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v376/fpaxton/photo2_zpsa0159ef1.jpg
...
04-28-13, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,728
Posted By frpax

schwinn decal source

Try Velocals
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-13, 07:31 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,116
Posted By frpax

+1

+1
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-13, 07:11 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,116
Posted By frpax

Living in the Phoenix area, where Summertime...

Living in the Phoenix area, where Summertime temperatures can reach well over 110F, I see little need for a base layer when it's that hot.
04-27-13, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,898
Posted By frpax

Sorry... what's the question?

Sorry... what's the question?
04-27-13, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,205
Posted By frpax

Here is an old version of my 790: ...

Here is an old version of my 790:

http://cdn.velospace.org/files/paxton1990trek1.JPG

I'll get an updated pic of it posted maybe tomorrow. I have changed a few things on it. :thumb:
04-27-13, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,205
Posted By frpax

The holes on the front fork are for a front rack,...

The holes on the front fork are for a front rack, if you ever decide to put one on. I added one to my 790, but don't have a pic of it yet.
04-27-13, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 704
Posted By frpax

You guys are funny. as for the new bike...

You guys are funny.

as for the new bike theory, I bought a new Tarmac and it doesn't help.. :-/
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