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02-26-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,888
Posted By spencewine

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89' Bianchi Volpe
01-27-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,443
Posted By spencewine

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Forum: Commuting
01-25-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,756
Posted By spencewine

I commuted to work on Monday, it was around 20...

I commuted to work on Monday, it was around 20 degrees but with a feels-like of around 0 degrees. I had a headwind of 15-20mph the first mile and had a bout of brain freeze (I was wearing a heavy...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,270
Posted By spencewine

noglider the early returns: I'm diggin' it. It's...

noglider the early returns: I'm diggin' it. It's a nice change of pace from drops and is perfect for my daily commute (and I have 2 other bikes with drops, so I thought why not give it a go). The...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,270
Posted By spencewine

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First commute today since converting my Bianchi Volpe into...
Forum: Touring
10-27-17, 07:14 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,796
Posted By spencewine

I'd go dynamo with the sinewave revolution, way...

I'd go dynamo with the sinewave revolution, way more efficient and reliable. It costs more upfront though if that is a concern.
Forum: Commuting
06-27-17, 05:45 PM
Replies: 15,279
Views: 11,129,672
Posted By spencewine

True, when I bought it, I thought it would reach...

True, when I bought it, I thought it would reach the braze-on (and it was for a different bike), but the arms are a little too short. Nitto has different sized stays, so maybe I'll find a set that...
Forum: Commuting
06-22-17, 04:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,139
Posted By spencewine

1. Don't trust turn signals (or lack there of). I...

1. Don't trust turn signals (or lack there of). I look at the front wheel(s) of a car next to/in front of me or in the opposite direction if I'm coming on an intersection to see if they're starting...
Forum: Commuting
06-22-17, 03:14 PM
Replies: 15,279
Views: 11,129,672
Posted By spencewine

Thanks, glad you're diggin' it. The crank is one...

Thanks, glad you're diggin' it. The crank is one of those half-step/bio-pace deals. I'll likely just leave it or maybe swap it for a sugino compact sometime in the future
Forum: Commuting
06-22-17, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15,279
Views: 11,129,672
Posted By spencewine

Thanks! I love the color scheme as well. The...

Thanks! I love the color scheme as well. The attention to detail on it is pretty phenomenal. I've got 700X35mm rolling on it now. I'll swap the tires out for something a little more street friendly...
Forum: Touring
06-21-17, 08:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,822
Posted By spencewine

If you have a smart phone, then save the weight...

If you have a smart phone, then save the weight and download this: https://www.gaiagps.com/

No signal needed and you can download maps of the area you're going to be in before trekking out. Bring...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-17, 08:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,382
Posted By spencewine

These guys make awesome bags:...

These guys make awesome bags: https://roadrunnerbags.us/

I've got the medium roll-top with all the options and use it daily. Waterproof as well.
Forum: Commuting
06-20-17, 07:57 PM
Replies: 15,279
Views: 11,129,672
Posted By spencewine

My old/new commuter. I've had this bike for three...

My old/new commuter. I've had this bike for three years, but never ride it mostly because I don't want to scratch it up and it has gravel tires on it. This week I decided to put my beater commuter...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-01-14, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,405
Posted By spencewine

An update...I took the frame to Bernie Mikkelsen...

An update...I took the frame to Bernie Mikkelsen in Alameda (SF Bay Area) and he made the repairs for me. He brazed the cracks and reinforced the connection. I'm not an expert, but overall pleased...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-18-14, 04:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,405
Posted By spencewine

seat stay cracked at seat cluster - any options

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My bike has been making some weird vibrations for the past couple weeks...was only happening when I cranked....did some checks and minor adjustments and thought I had fixed it. But...
05-07-14, 10:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,356
Posted By spencewine

Shimano barcons have a one step process of simply...

Shimano barcons have a one step process of simply twisting the metal loop from index to friction. Suntour has a three step process:
1. Twist the metal loop a couple times until it is loose
2. turn...
05-07-14, 04:55 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 218,280
Posted By spencewine

http://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b510/spencewin...

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1986 Miyata 610 turned gravel randonneur. Posted in CV gravel grinder thread as well. Only changes made where...
05-07-14, 08:14 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 116,612
Posted By spencewine

Velocivixen, they are SR Randonneur handlebars....

Velocivixen, they are SR Randonneur handlebars. Yes, they are shallow and narrow. The drop also flairs out a bit....kind of similar to Soma woodchipper bars, but not nearly as aggressive of a flair....
05-06-14, 02:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,562
Posted By spencewine

I do not own a Cross Check (CC) or LHT, but have...

I do not own a Cross Check (CC) or LHT, but have many friends who have done cross country trips on the CC with no complaints - it seems as capable a tourer as it brethren. IMO, the CC seems more...
05-06-14, 09:32 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 116,612
Posted By spencewine

1986 Miyata 610 resurrected as a gravel...

1986 Miyata 610 resurrected as a gravel randonneur:

http://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b510/spencewine/miyata_zps22f81a8e.jpg

Didn't change much. Left it as a six-speed, just moved DT shifters...
05-06-14, 12:47 AM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 584,505
Posted By spencewine

1986 Miyata 610 resurrected as a...

1986 Miyata 610 resurrected as a gravel/randonneur bike

http://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b510/spencewine/miyata_zps99d4337e.jpg
04-27-14, 05:23 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 32,672
Posted By spencewine

You basically have the year, color, model of...

You basically have the year, color, model of grand jubilee that I've been searching-for for the past 3 years. Love that lug-work.
04-17-14, 05:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,291
Posted By spencewine

1939: ...

1939:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OT_xDofi28k
04-17-14, 12:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,706
Posted By spencewine

Just so you understand where I'm coming from, I...

Just so you understand where I'm coming from, I actually bought a Miyata 610 (1986) in Chicago from 2300 miles away (SF) using my brother who lives in Chicago. And purchased a 1990 Miyata 1000LT when...
04-17-14, 11:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,706
Posted By spencewine

I'm not making any argument other than this...

I'm not making any argument other than this thread is silly, CL will be CL, and the seller is not a slimeball for the reasons stated. He/she may indeed be a slimeball, but not because they figured...
04-17-14, 08:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,706
Posted By spencewine

It's silly because you were publicly celebrating...

It's silly because you were publicly celebrating your "score" before the purchase had even occurred. It's silly that when the purchase didn't occur, you choose to call the seller a slime bag and go...
04-16-14, 09:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,706
Posted By spencewine

I'm sure it would hold up in the court of...

I'm sure it would hold up in the court of law...:lol:. There never was a deal. This thread is silly.
04-16-14, 09:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,706
Posted By spencewine

A couple things...I'm pretty sure it's a 1990,...

A couple things...I'm pretty sure it's a 1990, not 89 due to the bar-ends and specs. Second, you were celebrating your touchdown before the play even started by starting this thread...a little silly....
04-14-14, 08:46 AM
Replies: 18,291
Views: 2,935,175
Posted By spencewine

Blue '69 Schwinn World

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Some standout quotes from the posting:

"Manufactured in March of 1969"
"a great touring or commuter bike"
"The top tube and down tube are bent downward"
"Yes, I know the frame is...
04-11-14, 03:39 PM
Replies: 53,794
Views: 7,531,134
Posted By spencewine

That's one hot fuji in my size, to bad it's 2700...

That's one hot fuji in my size, to bad it's 2700 miles away.
03-30-14, 02:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,944
Posted By spencewine

I'm not yet familar with Monterey Bay, but SF,...

I'm not yet familar with Monterey Bay, but SF, there are tons of rides....the thing is that 25-35 miles will really limit your ride...so many great rides in Marin in the 60+ mile range. With that...
04-16-13, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 850
Posted By spencewine

So we are helping out a thief?

So we are helping out a thief?
04-15-13, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 850
Posted By spencewine

Revision...it is pre-1987 as the 87 has a...

Revision...it is pre-1987 as the 87 has a unicrown fork.

http://www.velobase.com/Resource_Tools/DownloadFile.aspx?Path=%2fCatalogScans%2f1987Bianchi.pdf&FileName=1987Bianchi.pdf
04-15-13, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 850
Posted By spencewine

Pretty sure it is an 87 or 88 Bianchi Volpe. I...

Pretty sure it is an 87 or 88 Bianchi Volpe. I have an 89'. Is the crank a triple with half-step or a double?
10-16-12, 06:01 PM
Replies: 53,794
Views: 7,531,134
Posted By spencewine

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/3343986099.h...

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/3343986099.html (http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/3343986099.html)

Surely, someone would save this bike from single-speeddom.

Trek 520 single speed...
10-16-12, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6,943
Views: 1,695,115
Posted By spencewine

Yeah, I think you're probably right. I'm pretty...

Yeah, I think you're probably right. I'm pretty sure it originally came with slicks by the same name, the last owner must have changed it for knobbies. It would make a heck of a commuter (double...
10-16-12, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6,943
Views: 1,695,115
Posted By spencewine

The Rear Derailluer just says Shimano SIS (6...

The Rear Derailluer just says Shimano SIS (6 speed), which I'm guessing is low-end. It has Sugino Cranks. Other than that, I'm not entirely sure. But it's kind of a fascinating bike because their is...
10-16-12, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6,943
Views: 1,695,115
Posted By spencewine

Specialized Streetstomper that I got from CL for...

Specialized Streetstomper that I got from CL for the whopping price of free. It's in almost perfect condition!
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Forum: Commuting
10-16-12, 09:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,135
Posted By spencewine

+1. There are so many great used bikes out there...

+1. There are so many great used bikes out there that can be had for cheap. Think of it as recycling : ). I will say if you are looking for a used bike as a commuter, make sure it has braze-ons for a...
10-10-12, 07:18 AM
Replies: 1,257
Views: 337,288
Posted By spencewine

277607277608 Bianchi Volpe SN: H8N69759 ...

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Bianchi Volpe
SN: H8N69759

I believe this is a either a 1988 or 1989 model, but I'm leaning towards 1989 as I believe the 1988 model to be celeste and not black. The only thing si...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-12, 08:31 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 14,544
Posted By spencewine

If I was racing, I would certainly ride a carbon...

If I was racing, I would certainly ride a carbon bike. But for commuting, I prefer steel for many reason, one of which is I don't have to worry about it snapping and then in-turn getting run over by...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-12, 07:48 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 14,544
Posted By spencewine

Lol, looks like you already cued up the...

Lol, looks like you already cued up the passive-aggressive non-response.
Forum: Commuting
09-30-12, 07:09 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 14,544
Posted By spencewine

First, the video you linked is a stress test of...

First, the video you linked is a stress test of Carbon Vs Aluminum. Not Carbon vs every-other-metal, so your statement when paired with your support is pretty meaningless. Regardless, my point was...
Forum: Commuting
09-27-12, 10:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,906
Posted By spencewine

Showers are way over-rated. I just finished...

Showers are way over-rated. I just finished hiking for 17 days with only one shower for the entire trip. I'm not condoning showering twice a month, but you definitely don't need it after riding to...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-12, 11:09 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 14,544
Posted By spencewine

I'd say he's got a pretty valid point, at least...

I'd say he's got a pretty valid point, at least in regards to using carbon frame/forks for utilitarian bicycling. Carbon failure has been pretty well documented. If a laptop fails it doesn't severely...
Forum: Commuting
09-21-12, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,022
Posted By spencewine

That's awesome that your BS will install fenders...

That's awesome that your BS will install fenders for free...here in Chicago it costs anywhere from $25 - $50 to have a pair of fenders installed and that's if you purchase the fenders at the...
Forum: Commuting
08-06-12, 08:20 PM
Replies: 15,279
Views: 11,129,672
Posted By spencewine

1989 Bianchi Volpe

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My Chicago Commuter.
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