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09-04-15, 07:14 AM
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Posted By chapel

I do really like teal on a bike for some reason. ...

I do really like teal on a bike for some reason.

Also, I'm aware of the TCO thing, but this bike seems excessive. Almost like a racing bike. In the end, I would like a longer wheelbase, especially...
09-04-15, 05:14 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,508
Posted By chapel

yep, same thing here. I'd love a new frame. my...

yep, same thing here. I'd love a new frame. my TCO on this is a lot. I can't turn in very aggressively in the city or I hit my foot. I'd like something with a bit longer and more comfortable

also,...
05-26-15, 07:39 PM
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Views: 328,387
Posted By chapel

was the Pro Tour the only Centurion that had...

was the Pro Tour the only Centurion that had canti brakes? And did it have 27" wheels or 700c?
05-22-15, 06:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,974
Posted By chapel

Wheel came off an older Moots Psychlo X. it's an...

Wheel came off an older Moots Psychlo X. it's an FH-7403. They were brand new when I installed them.
http://www.pedalroom.com/p/1987-centurion-sport-dlx-13126_25.jpg

Even if it is too long, it...
05-22-15, 05:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 27,899
Posted By chapel

be even cheaper if I could head over the bridge...

be even cheaper if I could head over the bridge to your old shop and grab it in person ;)

my LBS said he's got some today.
05-21-15, 07:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 27,899
Posted By chapel

indeed VO Stainless Steel Shim 25.4-26.0mm,...

indeed
VO Stainless Steel Shim 25.4-26.0mm, 35mm or 45mm width - Quill Stems - Stems - Components...
05-21-15, 04:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 27,899
Posted By chapel

Sorry for the ancient bump, but is nitto the only...

Sorry for the ancient bump, but is nitto the only one that makes this shim size?
05-21-15, 04:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,974
Posted By chapel

http://i.imgur.com/AzeQk6k.jpg problem solved ...

http://i.imgur.com/AzeQk6k.jpg
problem solved

I would argue this is a must for heavier riders. I was finally able to stand and ascend my hill today without worry of my wheel wandering off and...
05-19-15, 01:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,510
Posted By chapel

I guess I don't specifically need a frame with a...

I guess I don't specifically need a frame with a threaded steerer
Quill-inator | SOMA Fabrications (http://www.somafab.com/archives/product/quillinator)

a bit goofy looking, but whatever.
05-19-15, 08:14 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,510
Posted By chapel

so most tourers will have 27s?

so most tourers will have 27s?
05-19-15, 05:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,510
Posted By chapel

yeah, that specifically I need to do. There's a...

yeah, that specifically I need to do.
There's a great 63cm Shogun 1500 frame for sale near me, but I don't know if it'll fit me. that might be too tall.
05-19-15, 05:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,510
Posted By chapel

I guess I'm slightly confused on this one. you're...

I guess I'm slightly confused on this one. you're saying that the canti mounts are closer together on the fork and cause the brakes to touch the rims without pads on it?
I'd like to avoid 27s...
05-18-15, 06:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,510
Posted By chapel

What exactly is the problem?

What exactly is the problem?
05-18-15, 05:14 PM
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Views: 7,510
Posted By chapel

Are there any vintage touring or hybrids that can...

Are there any vintage touring or hybrids that can handle a wide 700?
05-18-15, 05:13 PM
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Views: 10,954
Posted By chapel

Anyone rocking a vintage touring bike with tires...

Anyone rocking a vintage touring bike with tires larger than 700x35 with fenders?
05-18-15, 02:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,510
Posted By chapel

yeah, about $1000 too much for my budget :D ...

yeah, about $1000 too much for my budget :D


RIDING THE BIANCHI VOLPE...
05-18-15, 01:30 PM
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Posted By chapel

Splatter paint is the best. I love when it's...

Splatter paint is the best.
I love when it's thinner paint lines too.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5344/9411070839_d911077e70_b.jpg...
05-18-15, 01:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,510
Posted By chapel

all I want in life... ...

all I want in life...
http://trackosaurus.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/KuwaharaTouringTracko.png
Splatter paint was my favorite thing ever....
05-18-15, 11:32 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,510
Posted By chapel

yeah, I was considering those for sure. Price is...

yeah, I was considering those for sure. Price is right too. Cheaper than the R559s I have on my bike now.
05-18-15, 11:14 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,510
Posted By chapel

Well, the goal here for me is to swap all the...

Well, the goal here for me is to swap all the components from my Sport DLX to a touring frame and possibly just buy new canti brakes.
05-18-15, 10:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,510
Posted By chapel

only if I could put 700Cs on it... and yes,...

only if I could put 700Cs on it...

and yes, it would be locked up at my local station most of the day. But I lock it up good with quality locks and leashes.
05-18-15, 10:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,510
Posted By chapel

I'm currently on a 58cm Centurion and I think...

I'm currently on a 58cm Centurion and I think it's a little small. I would estimate a 60-62cm would be adequate.
I need to get my standover height figured out
05-18-15, 10:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,974
Posted By chapel

too lazy to bring it to my vintage shop to have...

too lazy to bring it to my vintage shop to have it done. It's on my checklist...
But also, finding another frame is also on my checklist... so they sort of butt heads.
05-18-15, 10:19 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,510
Posted By chapel

Looking for a lugged, quilled touring frame. Which models to search?

So, I'm starting to realize that my frame is just a shade to short and I'm limited to a 700x35 tire and even that's tight with fenders.
I also don't have enough mounts for fenders and racks.

If...
05-18-15, 10:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,974
Posted By chapel

oh nice. just ordered a Hurdy Gurdy for $27...

oh nice. just ordered a Hurdy Gurdy for $27 shipped
Surly Hurdy Gurdy -Silver - Modern Bike...
05-18-15, 09:53 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,414
Posted By chapel

I'd like more tire clearance and a front rack and...

I'd like more tire clearance and a front rack and it'd be a lovely Rivbike replica.
If money were no object, I'd have an Atlantis or a Hunqapillar.
05-18-15, 09:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,974
Posted By chapel

thanks guys. I'll take this all into...

thanks guys. I'll take this all into consideration when I get home tonight with the bike.
05-18-15, 07:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,974
Posted By chapel

yeah, they're internal cam. Guess I need to...

yeah, they're internal cam.
Guess I need to just stop being such a wimp and really crank them on.
05-18-15, 07:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,974
Posted By chapel

Rear wheel keeps walking forward in dropout

So, I have a 130mm rear hub jammed into a 126 frame.
Once, a while back the rear wheel walked out and went for a ride without me while I tumbled into traffic.
I changed out the wheels to a better...
05-16-15, 08:54 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,508
Posted By chapel

Are you talking about the Retroshifter for the...

Are you talking about the Retroshifter for the rear derailleur?
Shifters Archives - Gevenalle (http://gevenalle.com/product-category/shifters/)

I am actively searching for a new frame. I really...
05-16-15, 07:28 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,508
Posted By chapel

700x35 WITH fenders is the absolute limit on this...

700x35 WITH fenders is the absolute limit on this bike... and you really have to make sure the fenders are fit properly or you will rub.
thinking of going down to a 32... or getting another frame...
04-29-15, 10:39 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,508
Posted By chapel

Ended up getting an OnGuard Pitbull U-lock for it...

Ended up getting an OnGuard Pitbull U-lock for it and it's mounted to the frame again. The weight of it over the rear wheel in my pack was noticeable...
01-13-15, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 864
Posted By chapel

my light doesn't have a clamp that will fit on...

my light doesn't have a clamp that will fit on the seat stay.
Any suggestions on a bolt on light that will bolt right to the rack?
01-12-15, 07:18 PM
01-12-15, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 864
Posted By chapel

sure: http://i.imgur.com/bj4hWoY.jpg I need...

sure:
http://i.imgur.com/bj4hWoY.jpg
I need to get a light that clips to the bag.
01-11-15, 09:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 864
Posted By chapel

that did it. but I ended up stripping one of the...

that did it. but I ended up stripping one of the bolts going through the P-clamp... plus the P clamps I have are crappy. I need something with more cushion. Right now it's a tiny bit loose on one...
01-09-15, 07:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 864
Posted By chapel

mounting Ibera PakRak Touring to my bike. Where do upper mounts go?

http://i.imgur.com/TSyzXcb.jpg
where can these upper mounts go? They hit the brake cable.
I have those P mounts
Forum: Touring
01-06-15, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,211
Posted By chapel

They are currently installed with the brakes and...

They are currently installed with the brakes and fenders for about a year now.


My brother is about 1-2" shorter than I am. I'm tall in the torso (36x32 pant).
It's a 58cm frame.
In my...
01-06-15, 01:02 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,508
Posted By chapel

touring racks and panniers should arrive today

touring racks and panniers should arrive today
Forum: Touring
01-06-15, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,211
Posted By chapel

Converting old steel road bike to a touring bike

http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/904726-my-1987-centurion-sport-dlx-glorious-teal.html

I'm slowly turning my bike into a touring bike. I've got an Ibera RakPak rack and mini pannier bag...
Forum: Touring
12-29-14, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,431
Posted By chapel

we also live near a lot of parks and rail trails....

we also live near a lot of parks and rail trails. should be fun. I need to yank his training wheels off soon though. I let him use them too long after going from his balance bike to this.
Forum: Touring
12-29-14, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,431
Posted By chapel

I'm considering Hollywood F2 Over the Top rack....

I'm considering Hollywood F2 Over the Top rack. it works with all hatch-based systems that don't like other trunk systems (I guess they can tear off the rear spoilers on many vans, SUVs, etc...)
...
12-29-14, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,441
Posted By chapel

yeah, I was eyeballing that one. I think I'll...

yeah, I was eyeballing that one. I think I'll jump on it.
12-29-14, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,441
Posted By chapel

Speaking on setback. What about using a BMX...

Speaking on setback. What about using a BMX layback post? I found a GT seat post with some layback
12-29-14, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,441
Posted By chapel

Mine are just crummy in general. Pretty beat up,...

Mine are just crummy in general. Pretty beat up, a little rusty and from the sides with this new saddle look terrible.
My old saddle hid the guts. This has exposed rails

I guess the guts term is...
12-29-14, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,441
Posted By chapel

27mm seatposts?

seems like an 'odd duck' size from what I can dig up.
I got a nice brown saddle for Christmas and I want to get rid of my old fashioned seatpost with the crummy 'bike guts' setup.

Doesn't really...
Forum: Touring
12-29-14, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,431
Posted By chapel

Beginner Touring family

planning on doing some 'touring' with my family come spring. (not sure how much distance is considered touring and with my kid on a 16" BMX-style bike, I don't expect more than a few miles.)
I just...
12-10-14, 06:51 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,508
Posted By chapel

Installed Cane Creek SCR-5 Gum hoods today ...

Installed Cane Creek SCR-5 Gum hoods today
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/10/61644a1a781162d239b30f4b03d81c8c.jpg
The one problem with Retroshifts is that when you want to install new...
12-01-14, 06:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,107
Posted By chapel

Springtime plan :) I cleaned out my...

Springtime plan :)

I cleaned out my basement, so I guess I'll store it there when the commuting weather is poor.
11-28-14, 08:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,107
Posted By chapel

too easy...

too easy...
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