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10-25-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,851
Posted By plodderslusk

I ride Wtb Horizon 650b on gravel and tarmac,...

I ride Wtb Horizon 650b on gravel and tarmac, With 60 psi they are absolutely useless on singletrack but they are great on roads of every kind. No problems going fast downhill either.
10-25-20, 05:06 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,661
Posted By plodderslusk

This should be the winter of the studded tires!...

This should be the winter of the studded tires! Sitting or standing in crowded buses, subways or trams during the wet cold season is not a good idea now. The city of Oslo is giving folks here half of...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,261
Posted By plodderslusk

I like the rigid 990's, check the grease in all...

I like the rigid 990's, check the grease in all the bearings, probably needs new grease everywhere. Hopefully stem and seatpost are free and races and cones in ok condition. Should be a great daily...
09-21-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,095
Posted By plodderslusk

This bike has done a lot of miles and needs a ton...

This bike has done a lot of miles and needs a ton of work. The guy I bught it from had got it for free and was not a bicycle guy. He did not like riding a large roadbike with an indexing headset and...
09-21-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,095
Posted By plodderslusk

Can you say no to a 50 $ De Rosa

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Very very bad flaking paint but nice chrome. Indexing headset and weird...
09-14-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,186
Posted By plodderslusk

That is very good to know. The hubs were gunked...

That is very good to know. The hubs were gunked up with old grease but the races and cones look smooth and I think the double butted spokes and Nisi rims will be a nice wheelset for the bike. A bit...
09-12-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,186
Posted By plodderslusk

The chainstays are bad, the rest of the bike has ...

The chainstays are bad, the rest of the bike has "patina" and I got a lot of the rust off with alluminium foil and some bio hubcleaner. Headset and BB are in great condition, haven't opened the...
09-07-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,186
Posted By plodderslusk

Put out to rust.

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Bought this one from someone who was not bicycle guy. It was stored...
07-13-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 14,814
Posted By plodderslusk

Stopped all alcohol drinking six years ago, just...

Stopped all alcohol drinking six years ago, just found I was on a slippery slope and it is so much easier to just never drink at all. Last fall I had a nasty fall with several broken ribs and some...
05-12-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,115
Posted By plodderslusk

I have both 700 and 650 wheels for my bike. I...

I have both 700 and 650 wheels for my bike. I ride some pretty bumpy paths and 47 mm. slicks are barely enough for a good ride. On regular gravel roads 42 mm. is enough IMO.
01-03-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4,983
Views: 3,494,096
Posted By plodderslusk

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01-03-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By plodderslusk

650 conversion

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04-24-18, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7,986
Views: 2,449,159
Posted By plodderslusk

Thanks! Crankset is an old Fsa Carbon Pro-set I...

Thanks! Crankset is an old Fsa Carbon Pro-set I har lying around. Weighs in at 20.5 pound.
04-21-18, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7,986
Views: 2,449,159
Posted By plodderslusk

I bought this Norwegian DBS Professionale som...

I bought this Norwegian DBS Professionale som years ago with a DA AX mix group. Now I have put on a set of battered DA 7800 parts from a crashed carbon bike I bought. Used
Mavic Equipe wheels....
04-07-18, 03:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By plodderslusk

Nice bike! The bars need to be lowered. Look for...

Nice bike! The bars need to be lowered. Look for the max-marking on the stem.
03-30-18, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,134
Posted By plodderslusk

Very nice frame! Probably from early eighties. ...

Very nice frame! Probably from early eighties. There is a similar frame on the steel-vintage. com website. Search for Guerciotti. It is the red one. Very nice hidden shifter wires on the downtube.
07-22-17, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4,983
Views: 3,494,096
Posted By plodderslusk

Sad Photobucket Service Sorry

Sad Photobucket Service Sorry
12-01-16, 01:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,344
Posted By plodderslusk

Gorgeous bike ! I have always wanted a bike With...

Gorgeous bike ! I have always wanted a bike With those braze-on studs for the centerpull brakes. Elegant and probably way stiffer than the regular way.
Replies: 13
Views: 1,792
Posted By plodderslusk

early 1980s Miyata LeMans Criterium | Tokyo...

early 1980s Miyata LeMans Criterium | Tokyo Cycling Club (http://www.tokyocycle.com/bbs/media/early-1980s-miyata-lemans-criterium.6664/)
Miyata from the early eighties for the asian market ?
11-20-16, 04:31 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,104
Posted By plodderslusk

You got two very different beasts here. One is a...

You got two very different beasts here. One is a great Nice weather showstopper and the other is a beater that will be a great everyday rider. That red bike With full Chorus is in amazing condition !...
10-22-16, 07:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,158
Posted By plodderslusk

"if they were (comfortable) you would see...

"if they were (comfortable) you would see Furniture in the house that was nothing but bike saddles"

I sit on this for hours every day at work.
10-15-16, 03:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,424
Posted By plodderslusk

Thanks for nice comments (kudos for upholding the...

Thanks for nice comments (kudos for upholding the Norwegian Heritage in Minnesota !)

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10-10-16, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,424
Posted By plodderslusk

"How does the Xizang ride?" This was a...

"How does the Xizang ride?"

This was a layover 2014 model, so the price was ok . It is made with a 73 degree seat tube angle and a 72 degree head. Combine that with a very stiff rear end you end...
10-10-16, 12:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,791
Posted By plodderslusk

Not a very good idea IMO. Keep that bike for the...

Not a very good idea IMO. Keep that bike for the city and buy an old rigid MTB for gravelgrinding duties.
10-10-16, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,424
Posted By plodderslusk

There is gravel and there is GRAVEL.

After some unusually heavy downpours this summer the serviceroads in the backwoods of Oslo has been repaired with some pretty coarse gravel. CX-bikes are no fun on this surface. Bought a GT Xizang...
10-08-16, 03:21 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 21,302
Posted By plodderslusk

59 yo, 6 ', 161 lbs

59 yo, 6 ', 161 lbs
08-19-16, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2,858
Views: 684,655
Posted By plodderslusk

I ride mostly gravelroads on CX-bikes and have...

I ride mostly gravelroads on CX-bikes and have not had a mountainbike for some time. Most of the big offroad races in Norway prohibits the use of CX so I have been looking for a decent racerig for an...
08-03-16, 09:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,482
Posted By plodderslusk

https://sheldonbrown.com/velos.html Nice bike,...

https://sheldonbrown.com/velos.html
Nice bike, go for it but know that the French do it their own way !
08-01-16, 10:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,811
Posted By plodderslusk

Still very very expensive but a much nicer bike: ...

Still very very expensive but a much nicer bike:
Luxury Ernesto Colnago Gift for Gino Bartali 24K Gold Campagnolo Crecord Delta | eBay
07-15-16, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 915
Posted By plodderslusk

In this pricerange for used bikes over here you...

In this pricerange for used bikes over here you will get mostly Sora-equipped bikes that someone bought hoping to start cycling. This is just so much a better deal ! Finding him a roadbike was his...
07-13-16, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 915
Posted By plodderslusk

Made my daughter's boyfriend buys an MX Leader

Had dinner at my daughter's yesterday and her boyfriend told me someone had stolen the rear Wheel off the Scott Boulder I gave him for commuting. 7 speed and 130 mm axle so a bit difficult to get a...
07-11-16, 12:54 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,179
Posted By plodderslusk

I bought a CX-bike With 11 speed Ultegra Di2....

I bought a CX-bike With 11 speed Ultegra Di2. Sand and mud and 11 speed = not a good match when it comes to durability IMO. Very noisy drivetrain after just some weeks riding. Triple eight speed is a...
07-11-16, 12:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,901
Posted By plodderslusk

Bought a used set of Travel-agents and put LX...

Bought a used set of Travel-agents and put LX V-brakes on a Miyata Alumicross.No need to change anything but the brakes. Way better brakes IMO. A lot of (larger frames?) CX-bikes shimmy at low speed...
Replies: 4
Views: 5,069
Posted By plodderslusk

No in so many ways! Spend Your 200$ on a Japanese...

No in so many ways! Spend Your 200$ on a Japanese bike from the same time period. French bikes are for the dedicated few if they come from earlier than mideighties.
06-20-16, 11:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,277
Posted By plodderslusk

Very Nice frame ! You already have Shimano 105 on...

Very Nice frame ! You already have Shimano 105 on that bike:)
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06-19-16, 10:45 AM
Replies: 25,823
Views: 2,613,489
Posted By plodderslusk

50 mile gravelgrinding on this new to me Miyata...

50 mile gravelgrinding on this new to me Miyata Alumicross. Nice weather and I really like the bike.
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06-19-16, 10:42 AM
Replies: 25,823
Views: 2,613,489
Posted By plodderslusk

[QUOTE=DQRider;18855415]Yes I did. I've just...

[QUOTE=DQRider;18855415]Yes I did. I've just finished my Japanese City Bike (Toshi Baiku) build and spent the entire day riding around Saint Paul shaking her down and fixing any bugs that cropped up....
06-19-16, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4,983
Views: 3,494,096
Posted By plodderslusk

Miyata Alumicross ca 1990 bought for a 100 $, old...

Miyata Alumicross ca 1990 bought for a 100 $, old and weathered but a really Nice ride. Swapped the cantilevers for LX V-brakes with Travelagents. ...
06-19-16, 10:15 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 224,840
Posted By plodderslusk

This rather tiredlooking Allumicross is...

This rather tiredlooking Allumicross is suprisingly Heavy but still a very Nice bike for gravelgrinding. Swapped the cantilevers for LX V-brakes With the help of Travelagents. Really like the way it...
06-05-16, 07:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,212
Posted By plodderslusk

I bought an old Miyata Allumicross With an Mtb...

I bought an old Miyata Allumicross With an Mtb triple Shimano Deore DX setup for around a 100$. It had those 90,s hardanodized rims that suck when they are unevenly worn and some little plastic...
06-05-16, 06:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,622
Posted By plodderslusk

Indian Fire Trail was a highend alluminum framed...

Indian Fire Trail was a highend alluminum framed bike With mostly XT Components. Yours is something else, GS 200 is near the bottom of Shimano stuff. Pictures would help.
05-23-16, 08:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,959
Posted By plodderslusk

The Kona Roadhouse would be my choice for one...

The Kona Roadhouse would be my choice for one bike to do it all. A longer stem and some Conti 4000 in 28 mm and you would be very close to a good roadbike on the road.
05-14-16, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 770
Posted By plodderslusk

The bike is great ! Get lighter tires,Continental...

The bike is great ! Get lighter tires,Continental GP 4000 in as big a size as will fit your bike.
05-11-16, 12:46 AM
Replies: 25,823
Views: 2,613,489
Posted By plodderslusk

"I've always wondered who actually got to drive...

"I've always wondered who actually got to drive home with the women in the car advertisements. And now I know! "

Sometimes it's very obvious that english is a language I learned in school ! LOL
05-08-16, 10:53 AM
Replies: 25,823
Views: 2,613,489
Posted By plodderslusk

Beautiful weather, very warm for this time of the...

Beautiful weather, very warm for this time of the year and a very nice 40 mile ride to my 89 year old mother in law. My wife came with the car and we drove home together. New saddle and stem, both...
04-30-16, 03:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,378
Posted By plodderslusk

That is a very nice bicycle !

That is a very nice bicycle !
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-16, 11:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 18,633
Posted By plodderslusk

28 GP is not slower according to this test : ...

28 GP is not slower according to this test :
Continental Grand Prix 4000S II 23 25 28 mm Comparison (http://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/specials/conti-gp4000s-ii-23-25-28)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-16, 11:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 18,633
Posted By plodderslusk

Most likely the rear tire will last for only a...

Most likely the rear tire will last for only a few thousand kilometres but the extra speed and suppleness makes it Worth IMO. No punctures so far but I have only had them on for 500 km
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Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-16, 01:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 18,633
Posted By plodderslusk

I have set up a 1980 Gitane Trophee frame With 28...

I have set up a 1980 Gitane Trophee frame With 28 mm GP 4000 and I just love them. Great on tarmac and wide enough to be used on gravelroads.
Continental Grand Prix 4000S II 23 25 28 mm Comparison...
04-16-16, 09:19 AM
Replies: 25,823
Views: 2,613,489
Posted By plodderslusk

First longer gravelride of the year today, 50...

First longer gravelride of the year today, 50 miles on snowbare springroads. Nice ride and quite a bit slower than wwhen the gravel is dry. Love my "New" Gitane Trophee With GP 4000 in 28 mm. Faster...
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