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08-14-22, 03:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By non-fixie

Well, with a Starfleet Acadamy degree, space...

Well, with a Starfleet Acadamy degree, space should not be a problem. ;)
08-11-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 275
Posted By non-fixie

While CX is not really my thing, I did pick up a...

While CX is not really my thing, I did pick up a couple of frames, by way of collateral.

This is a Belgian frame, I suspect, that needs more TLC than I have been able to give it so far:

...
08-11-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 513
Posted By non-fixie

What I love about bikes like is one is that they...

What I love about bikes like is one is that they make my 64cm bikes look perfectly proportioned. :)
08-08-22, 04:47 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 43,043
Posted By non-fixie

The frame in the picture looks to be a...

The frame in the picture looks to be a 'Carbolite' item. They were introduced in 1989 for the FullPro, and trickled down to other models in later years. I don't know whether those were the exact same...
08-07-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,013
Posted By non-fixie

+1. Even though I may do some things...

+1.

Even though I may do some things differently these days, RJ remains a trusted source for stuff I haven't tried yet.
08-07-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 19,276
Views: 2,423,566
Posted By non-fixie

Mrs non-fixie and I had some test work to do. Of...

Mrs non-fixie and I had some test work to do. Of our bikes. Of ourselves. Eroica Germania is in a couple of weeks.

We decided to take our bikes to Limburg today. Limburg is the only bit of Holland...
08-06-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,692
Posted By non-fixie

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08-06-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,692
Posted By non-fixie

Pont de Langlois, Arles: ...

Pont de Langlois, Arles:

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08-05-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,907
Posted By non-fixie

It is. I love how Mr Hirose went about building...

It is. I love how Mr Hirose went about building his bikes.
However, that wasn't the main reason I posted that footage. I think the Allvit is the coolest derailleur to be listening to and especially...
08-03-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5,241
Views: 600,864
Posted By non-fixie

There was really no need (except for the brake...

There was really no need (except for the brake pads) to replace anything on this recent build (https://www.bikeforums.net/22556535-post147.html), as I was pretty happy with how it rode, but I did so...
08-01-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,338
Posted By non-fixie

BTW, mrs non-fixie and I are getting ready for,...

BTW, mrs non-fixie and I are getting ready for, and very much looking forward to Eroica Germania (https://eroica.cc/en/eroica-germania). Anyone else planning to be there?

'Strade bianche' in the...
08-01-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 508
Posted By non-fixie

650B is very much en vogue. Combine that with a...

650B is very much en vogue. Combine that with a limited availability of used 650B wheelsets and reasonably-priced tires, and you'll see why it is not the cheapest option. While there are undoubtedly...
07-30-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 508
Posted By non-fixie

I am not all that familiar with Shimano's product...

I am not all that familiar with Shimano's product history and specifications, but I believe the oldest groups that had the FD you are looking for are RSX, Sora and Tiagra.
07-30-22, 01:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 508
Posted By non-fixie

Shimano front derailleurs for road and mountain...

Shimano front derailleurs for road and mountain differ in terms of cable pull needed, so using road brifters with an MTB FD will not work well, if at all. Find a road triple FD, and you'll be fine.
...
07-25-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,269
Posted By non-fixie

Dang! Only thirty seconds ago I was re-reading...

Dang! Only thirty seconds ago I was re-reading his post from two years ago about the coolest shoes ever...
07-25-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19,276
Views: 2,423,566
Posted By non-fixie

Mrs non-fixie and I were both working from home...

Mrs non-fixie and I were both working from home today, and we decided to go for a ride after work. We did 20k. Her objective was to fine-tune her Zieleman for Eroica Germania, mine was to confirm...
07-21-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 3,998
Posted By non-fixie

I like this seat cluster. A lot. No points for...

I like this seat cluster. A lot. No points for guessing where this bike was made. :)
...
07-20-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,100
Posted By non-fixie

It is if you're four years old.

It is if you're four years old.
07-19-22, 04:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 693
Posted By non-fixie

Great result. Well done! :thumb:

Great result. Well done! :thumb:
07-17-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 476
Posted By non-fixie

In my area 105 Golden Arrow was hugely popular on...

In my area 105 Golden Arrow was hugely popular on 2nd tier models, exactly for those reasons: it was competitively priced, it looked good and it worked well.

My 1984 Raleigh Corsa:
...
07-16-22, 04:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 336
Posted By non-fixie

Are we looking at the same bike? The yellow one I...

Are we looking at the same bike? The yellow one I am seeing is seriously worn, has a mish-mash of non matching parts, and needs a lot of time and a fair bit of money thrown at it to get it into a...
07-12-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 314
Posted By non-fixie

1050 is on the verge of being too modern for my...

1050 is on the verge of being too modern for my taste, but I'll admit to liking the SLR brake levers. The only non-aero ones, I believe.

My only bike with 1050, a ~1987 Daccordi, built with...
07-10-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By non-fixie

I've been cleaning the frame prior to building it...

I've been cleaning the frame prior to building it up, and I may have to change my original assumption that a previous owner had removed paint from the fork.

There is no evidence on the (Nervor)...
07-09-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By non-fixie

Based on what I've found so far it is safe to say...

Based on what I've found so far it is safe to say that this frame was built by Plume Sport, Edouard Teval's former employer. The "PS", followed by a four or five-digit number is typical for Plume...
07-09-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,170
Posted By non-fixie

One of the nice things about this forum is that...

One of the nice things about this forum is that one can always rely on a fellow member to do the math and say "yeah, that should work ..." :)
07-07-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By non-fixie

And also ... a Teval

In June 2015 mrs non-fixie and I were at the Retroronde van Vlaanderen, where I noticed this beautifully restored bike. I'd never heard of the brand, but it looked quite interesting, so I took a...
07-06-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By non-fixie

Show & Tell: Jabo

Today I picked up a Jabo frame. I have been lusting after one ever since I became aware of the brand, so when finally one showed up in my size in the local classifieds I acted promptly and bought it:...
07-04-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,092
Posted By non-fixie

Here you go. And a picture of another '85 BB...

Here you go. And a picture of another '85 BB shell for good measure:
...
07-03-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,092
Posted By non-fixie

1985 Batavus Professional. 60cm frame. Nice. 👍

1985 Batavus Professional. 60cm frame. Nice. 👍
07-02-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 922
Posted By non-fixie

Festival des pains: ...

Festival des pains:

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Minutes before I'd had a Paris-Brest,...
07-01-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 811
Posted By non-fixie

I like that title. Has a definite Dr Seuss ring...

I like that title. Has a definite Dr Seuss ring to it.
07-01-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 4,484
Posted By non-fixie

Passed by this bridge near Arles, France, earlier...

Passed by this bridge near Arles, France, earlier this week.

Painted by Van Goch, I've been told.

I like patina, and I know it's only original once, but sheesh ...
...
06-29-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,338
Posted By non-fixie

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06-28-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 43,043
Posted By non-fixie

A 1985 Randonneur, or what's left of it, that I...

A 1985 Randonneur, or what's left of it, that I am using as a test mule for some parts I had accumulated.

If it looks like a rattlecanned, thrown-together parts bin special that's because it is...
06-25-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,712
Posted By non-fixie

It probably be. Possibly a Groene Leeuw. And...

It probably be. Possibly a Groene Leeuw.

And there is that hedge again ...


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06-24-22, 02:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,338
Posted By non-fixie

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06-24-22, 01:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,338
Posted By non-fixie

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06-23-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,686
Posted By non-fixie

I finally got around to testing it, and it works...

I finally got around to testing it, and it works well, even if I say so myself. The adjustability is quite useful, and the left-right movement of the bag turns out to be very limited in practice.
...
06-15-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 876
Posted By non-fixie

You made it! :thumb:

You made it! :thumb:
06-14-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By non-fixie

Try searching for "bici giuffredi" and quite a...

Try searching for "bici giuffredi" and quite a few turn up, including some history.

Gianni Ghidini became amateur World Champion on a Giuffredi in 1951:
...
06-14-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19,276
Views: 2,423,566
Posted By non-fixie

"Ride" may be too big a word for the two or so...

"Ride" may be too big a word for the two or so miles I managed to squeeze in just before dark on my latest frankenbike. A build to try out a few things at the same time: a much-abused mid-eighties...
06-12-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 19,276
Views: 2,423,566
Posted By non-fixie

Nice weather today, so mrs non-fixie and decided...

Nice weather today, so mrs non-fixie and decided to go out for a leisurely ride. A mix of woodlands and urban scenery.
...
06-10-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 847
Posted By non-fixie

Congrats on the first 70, Brent! Thanks for...

Congrats on the first 70, Brent! Thanks for sharing the past ten with us. :thumb:
06-09-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 193
Posted By non-fixie

Whatever it is, it looks to be in great...

Whatever it is, it looks to be in great condition. Nice headbadge, too. Thanks for sharing it here, and to machinist42 for posting the pics. :thumb:
06-09-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,882
Posted By non-fixie

The question was about 'looking good', so it all...

The question was about 'looking good', so it all depends on your definition of 'good', I suppose. ;)

IMHO a 'good' bike is one that wins races. And these did (TI Raleigh team...
06-09-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,882
Posted By non-fixie

7-Eleven Corsa Extra: Best looking 1980s bike?

No.

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06-08-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,033
Posted By non-fixie

I'll be siding with the grown-ups on this matter....

I'll be siding with the grown-ups on this matter.

'77 Crane on a '77 Speedwell, in as-bought condition:
...
06-06-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1,521
Views: 164,309
Posted By non-fixie

More drinking (and cheese eating). :) Had...

More drinking (and cheese eating). :)

Had this bottle left over from last season's L'Eroica. The baron did not disappoint:
...
06-04-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19,276
Views: 2,423,566
Posted By non-fixie

Mrs non-fixie and I decided to go for a ride...

Mrs non-fixie and I decided to go for a ride today. The weather forecast looked good and she wanted to test a knee she'd hurt a couple of weeks ago.

There was a fair bit of wind, so we decided to...
06-03-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 30,733
Posted By non-fixie

Mrs non-fixie's Koga-Miyata at last year's Eroica...

Mrs non-fixie's Koga-Miyata at last year's Eroica Germania:

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