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02-27-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By embankmentlb

Thanks for all the input!

Thanks for all the input!
02-26-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By embankmentlb

Yokota Bicycle?

Who knows anything about the brand Yokota?
One is for sale in my area. Seller says it is from 1991. It looks like a decent mid range bike. I just have never seen one before and would like to be...
01-19-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,119
Posted By embankmentlb

Is it possible to unscrew the smallest cog? Maybe...

Is it possible to unscrew the smallest cog? Maybe you can remove the cogs individually and lace up the wheel to get at the hub body. All brands are different. Many have large cogs that screw of the...
01-19-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 948
Posted By embankmentlb

Those are real nice frames! Thanks for posting!

Those are real nice frames! Thanks for posting!
01-18-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,626
Posted By embankmentlb

For $1500 that is a very nice bike!

For $1500 that is a very nice bike!
01-18-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,626
Posted By embankmentlb

Itís simply my opinion. I rather have...

Itís simply my opinion.
I rather have everything Campy instead of a token rear mech.
The frame actually looks pretty nice from what I can see. I however would rather have a frame with Campy...
01-14-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,835
Posted By embankmentlb

Yellow Jersey Racer. A nice coffee table book...

Yellow Jersey Racer. A nice coffee table book about Lemond but it also has some excellent stories from the era.
01-14-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,626
Posted By embankmentlb

Over the last year I have made an intentional...

Over the last year I have made an intentional move away from Brifters and even indexed shifting in most cases. I have several bikes in my stable.
I have really enjoyed it. Even single pivot brakes...
01-14-21, 04:38 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,626
Posted By embankmentlb

Not a fan of these retro styled new bikes. They...

Not a fan of these retro styled new bikes. They fail to have the quality and workmanship expected in an old machine. Often they donít have the features one would expect on a nice new bike. I poor...
01-10-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,079
Posted By embankmentlb

I really applaud the efforts of the original...

I really applaud the efforts of the original poster.
Excellent job!
How well does the brushed on paint hold up over time?
01-08-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By embankmentlb

I think you are correct ☹️

I think you are correct ☹️
01-08-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By embankmentlb

I did mount the Suntour mech but it was not going...

I did mount the Suntour mech but it was not going to fit. I even attempted to shim the bolt on hanger as it bolts to the frame. That put the mech in the ballpark. It however was an unstable an mess....
01-08-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By embankmentlb

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The mounting point of the Suntour is at a...
01-08-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By embankmentlb

Front Derailleur Woes Cannondale!

This is a problem I did not expect when attempting to replace this Campy front mech with a Suntour Cyclone. I picked the Suntour mech up on eBay and it came off a Cannondale, like the bike l am...
01-04-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By embankmentlb

I have two GTís they are nice and overbuilt! That...

I have two GTís they are nice and overbuilt! That also means heavy. They still are my favorite mountain bike brand.
12-31-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 24,290
Posted By embankmentlb

I agree with you. There products are great I...

I agree with you.
There products are great I am sure but
way way over hyped.
12-29-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 24,290
Posted By embankmentlb

When people feel the need to say , ď itís not...

When people feel the need to say , ď itís not Campy , itís CampaĒ.
Please...
12-29-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By embankmentlb

I worked in and around a Schwinn store around 87...

I worked in and around a Schwinn store around 87 & 88. The store also sold Cannondale and TSDI Guerciotti.
No one wanted the Schwinns. Not that they were not great bikes and an excellent value but...
12-26-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,852
Posted By embankmentlb

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A little bit of new and a little bit of old. 87...
12-26-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,004
Posted By embankmentlb

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The Cannondale is on and It works great!
12-15-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,293
Posted By embankmentlb

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Purchased this 3rensho in 2020 after looking for...
12-14-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,384
Posted By embankmentlb

Cyclists are most definitely more respected now...

Cyclists are most definitely more respected now than in the 1980ís.
I was riding in North Ga in those days, heart of Dixie and home of the KK*.
Cyclist were viewed as either queer of communist,...
12-11-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,293
Posted By embankmentlb

2020 I came to the realization that I like down...

2020 I came to the realization that I like down tube shifters and can totally live without brifters.
12-11-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 813
Posted By embankmentlb

Cassette size for Wahoo Core

I am new to the Wahoo Core. About 3 rides in. Road with the RGT app on a mountain corse and it was brutal. Requiring all I had at times with a 39-27 easy gear.
Zwift seems to scale back the...
12-11-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,852
Posted By embankmentlb

I picked up a Wahoo Core and Zwift for my...

I picked up a Wahoo Core and Zwift for my Birthday and Christmas.
Only 3 days of riding at this point and in the process of understanding it all.
It is entertaining for what it is.
I certainly...
12-11-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,384
Posted By embankmentlb

Spd pedals / shoes and the iPhone are the...

Spd pedals / shoes and the iPhone are the greatest advancements to the bicycle in the last 30 years.
Been back and forth with the latest and greatest gear. By choice almost all my bikes have shiny...
12-10-20, 12:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,004
Posted By embankmentlb

You are correct. It is a perfectly good frame. I...

You are correct. It is a perfectly good frame. I have probably 5 vintage steel bikes and 2 Kleinís that I ride regularly.
The Dale excepts tires no bigger than 23s making it one harsh ride. For the...
12-06-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,004
Posted By embankmentlb

Wahoo Kicker Core with Vintage Bike

My wife is giving me a Wahoo Kicker Core for Christmas. I am very excited.
I would like to use it with my 1987 Cannondale Crit Frame because it is rock solid and not much good for anything else. I...
11-22-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,821
Posted By embankmentlb

Amazing photos! All of them!

Amazing photos! All of them!
11-13-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,234
Posted By embankmentlb

Actually an 87 team compe. I bought or rather...

Actually an 87 team compe.
I bought or rather traded for this bike new in 87. It originally had a pretty low end Suntour Indexed drive train.
It mostly sits on my winter trainer now.
11-13-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,234
Posted By embankmentlb

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Much Ofmega goodness here!
11-09-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,109
Posted By embankmentlb

Almost anything made in the 1980s. Itís the...

Almost anything made in the 1980s.
Itís the golden era of cycling for me:
Lemond era, Hinault, Fignon, Coors Classic race, Campy c-record era, Down tube shifting, everything!
10-30-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By embankmentlb

The article says that the Victory & Triomphe...

The article says that the Victory & Triomphe shifters are the same. Functionally they are the same but they are 2 different designs. Maybe he was referring to function only.
10-27-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,310
Posted By embankmentlb

Shimano Ax was a marketing failure but it set a...

Shimano Ax was a marketing failure but it set a trend. Campy reacted immediately with C-record. In my opinion got aero right!
10-24-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 928
Posted By embankmentlb

That same issue of bicycling is filled with all...

That same issue of bicycling is filled with all kinds of awesome stuff.
The cover and article, Italy vs. Japan is great also!
10-23-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,562
Posted By embankmentlb

Maybe I should never say never but I cannot see...

Maybe I should never say never but I cannot see disc brakes ever being in my possession.
Having ridden 9 speed for many many years my spirit is going backwards to The good ole days of 7 and 6. That...
10-19-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,587
Posted By embankmentlb

I have just recently started riding 7 speed after...

I have just recently started riding 7 speed after riding 9 speed for over 15 years. I find that 7 has no drawbacks. With the exception, Hyperglide cassettes are very hard to find in anything other...
10-11-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,895
Posted By embankmentlb

Nice bike!

Nice bike!
10-08-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By embankmentlb

The only criticism I have of Victory/ Triomphe is...

The only criticism I have of Victory/ Triomphe is no 172.5 crank. I have been alternating rides between Victory and 6400 on two different bikes.
Both have a different one being indexed and the...
10-06-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 721
Posted By embankmentlb

I believe it has its own page. Will do my best to...

I believe it has its own page. Will do my best to post it.
10-05-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 721
Posted By embankmentlb

Thank you! ...

Thank you!
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10-05-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 721
Posted By embankmentlb

I remember ordering water bottles and possibly...

I remember ordering water bottles and possibly bottle cages maybe even a tee shirt from Performance. I could not afford any of the nice parts or frames. They were all the stuff of dreams back then....
10-05-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 721
Posted By embankmentlb

Performance Fall/Winter 1985-86

For your viewing pleasure!
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Many fond memories...
09-30-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,147
Posted By embankmentlb

Yes they do! l am rotating between 3 bikes at...

Yes they do!
l am rotating between 3 bikes at the moment. One with Dura Ace 7700, another with 6400 and another with 6 speed Victory. The sprockets are getting bigger as time moves on.
09-30-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,147
Posted By embankmentlb

On course I am getting to be an old guy now so...

On course I am getting to be an old guy now so performance & competition isn't my reason for riding. I ride just for some level of fitness. However, I find myself enjoying 6 & 7 speed friction...
09-29-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,922
Posted By embankmentlb

Shining metal parts!

Shining metal parts!
09-28-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,091
Posted By embankmentlb

I had a team comp in 87 and it performed just...

I had a team comp in 87 and it performed just fine. I was in college in those days with no extra money, I traded the shop owner labor for the bike. I had a zebra striped seat cover and hot pink bar...
09-28-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,334
Posted By embankmentlb

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I purchased this bike almost 20 years ago. The...
09-27-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,563
Posted By embankmentlb

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09-26-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,563
Posted By embankmentlb

I believe this is a good description. Victory...

I believe this is a good description.
Victory is a nice solid mech but shift with care.
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