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09-09-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By Harold74

No serial to be found. So that'll likely be the...

No serial to be found. So that'll likely be the end of my interest on the frame unless someone shows up with a Hail Mary "I used to have one of those". Thanks, all , for the assistance.
09-09-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By Harold74

The seller strikes me as a forthright gentlemen....

The seller strikes me as a forthright gentlemen. If the frame is counterfeit, I'd be willing to bet that's a surprise to him as well. Among the items that he's selling are bunch of very expensive...
09-09-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By Harold74

I don't recall there being an "M" but, then, I...

I don't recall there being an "M" but, then, I wasn't looking for one. I've asked the seller for a photo of the BB underside.



Done. Not sure why I didn't think of that. The owner will send me...
09-08-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By Harold74

Yeah, the seller expressed similar confusion,...

Yeah, the seller expressed similar confusion, wondering if it was really a Zeus frame distributed by Marinoni. That, or some bizzare effort are counterfeit.
09-08-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By Harold74

Help Identifying Vintage Marinoni Frame

Anybody want to hazard a guess as to the year, model and, more importantly, 27" vs 700c wheel size on this frame that I'm considering purchasing? I measured the distance from the center of the front...
09-08-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,286
Posted By Harold74

That is a bit unfortunate in that I just...

That is a bit unfortunate in that I just purchased some Rubino 28's....
09-08-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,286
Posted By Harold74

No, you are quite right about that. The story: ...

No, you are quite right about that. The story:

1) I recently installed that suspension stem and gave my wife the opportunity to put the handle bars where she thought her hand comfort would be...
09-08-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,286
Posted By Harold74

It's the preferred position. I agree though,...

It's the preferred position. I agree though, we'll experiment with the seat angle some more. The history on the way that it is now:

1) Before there were sore hand problems, there we sore bum...
09-08-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 409
Posted By Harold74

I'm hoping to do exactly that, although I'm not...

I'm hoping to do exactly that, although I'm not sure how well my build will be received. My goal is to make the bike as mechanically awesome as possible (according to me) rather than pay any...
09-07-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 409
Posted By Harold74

So I rode the Miyata this evening and I was faux...

So I rode the Miyata this evening and I was faux downtube shifting to try to get a feel for it. It turns out that, when I'm in the drops and I reach down, my fingers float to the same elevation as...
09-07-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 409
Posted By Harold74

This may eventually be a subject of another...

This may eventually be a subject of another thread but I'm also considering putting 9sp DT shifters on my 2000 Airborne Zeppelin Titanium bike. What I struggle with, however, is that the down tube is...
09-07-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 409
Posted By Harold74

Another question while I've got the attention of...

Another question while I've got the attention of the right people: is it reasonable to also assume that the FD shifter can handle a triple? It seems like most of the friction shifters can.
09-07-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 409
Posted By Harold74

Thanks for the advice rmaconda. It is a large...

Thanks for the advice rmaconda. It is a large frame and I do have disproportionately long arms. I just finished refurbishing a Nishiki one size larger with downtube shifters and I've been loving it...
09-07-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 409
Posted By Harold74

Is it Reasonable to Expect that I Can Put These Shimano DT Shifters on this Miyata?

Existing Bike = 1992 Miyata 1000 LT, currently with 7-speed Shimano bar end shifters. Triple chainring.

Proposed DT Shifters = Shimano 600 SL-6400 7-speed. I'll pay a pretty penny for them NOS.
...
09-03-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,286
Posted By Harold74

That will indeed be the next stop. I recently...

That will indeed be the next stop. I recently refurbished a vintage bike for my wife and this is what I did there. I got some quality gel inserts and wrapped them with plush tape. In hindsight, I can...
09-03-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,286
Posted By Harold74

I've received some great advice on tire quality...

I've received some great advice on tire quality here and I've been grateful to have that. This thread seems to have run its course on that specific topic so I figured that I'd post a pic of the bike...
09-03-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,286
Posted By Harold74

That information is more useful to me than you...

That information is more useful to me than you know. I've got a 2000 Titanium Airborne Zeppelin that is:

a) Set up as a faux triathlon bike and;

b) Probably a couple of centimeters too small...
09-03-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,286
Posted By Harold74

That is good to hear as the shockstop stem is the...

That is good to hear as the shockstop stem is the latest modification to the bike. In testing it myself, I noticed something interesting with drop bars and I'd be curious to know if your experience...
09-01-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,286
Posted By Harold74

Yes, changing the tires is one of the things that...

Yes, changing the tires is one of the things that I can, and may, do to improve matters without abandoning the bike or the drop bar setup. That is most definitely within the scope of my "marching...
09-01-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,286
Posted By Harold74

That's my preference. All of the "other" stuff is...

That's my preference. All of the "other" stuff is -- or will be -- in play in the future but, for now, it's information about tire quality that I seek. My marching orders are:

1) Do what I can...
08-30-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,286
Posted By Harold74

In some reviews of the Redshift Shockstopper...

In some reviews of the Redshift Shockstopper stems, folks expressed their opinions that the system worked but expectations should be modest, on par with the switch from a 25c tire to a 28c tire. If...
08-30-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,286
Posted By Harold74

That's useful information, thanks. A better tire...

That's useful information, thanks. A better tire is obviously likely to be a smoother ride but, I suppose, the question should really be "does a better tire provide an appreciably smoother ride".
...
08-30-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,286
Posted By Harold74

In my initial post, I limited the scope of what...

In my initial post, I limited the scope of what I'm considering right now to 28C tires that fit the existing bicycle that my wife prefers. I would like to keep the discussion focused on that.
08-30-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,286
Posted By Harold74

My budget is, effectively, unlimited so long as I...

My budget is, effectively, unlimited so long as I could realistically expect the cash outlay to provide a meaningful comfort improvement. If my wife wouldn't notice the difference between the $16...
08-30-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,286
Posted By Harold74

Thanks for your input. Both of those exercises...

Thanks for your input. Both of those exercises have already been undertaken, along with numerous others. For the purpose of this thread, I'm interested in nothing other than the relationship...
08-30-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,286
Posted By Harold74

Impact of Tire Quality on Ride Comfort

My wife has terrible hands, truly. She's already had carpal tunnel surgery on both. I'm attempting a whole suite of interventions in order to make her comfortable on the road bike that she loves. To...
08-20-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,597
Posted By Harold74

Well... yeah, it's definitely a hack. This...

Well... yeah, it's definitely a hack. This thread is basically about me intentionally trying to hack my derailleur situation.

Thanks for the big ring swap suggestion.
08-20-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,597
Posted By Harold74

I do already have an expensive new Sugino...

I do already have an expensive new Sugino crankset in hand although I probably could find an alternate big ring for it. I like the idea but I'd probably just cave and use a long cage derailleur...
08-20-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,597
Posted By Harold74

I do, in fact, have a freewheel on the 1992...

I do, in fact, have a freewheel on the 1992 Miyata 1000 that is the subject of this thread (primarily).

I recently bought the only two decent, NOS 7-speed cassettes that I could find on eBay for a...
08-20-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,597
Posted By Harold74

. Thanks for the suggestion. I don't...

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Thanks for the suggestion. I don't believe that would get the job done however. By my math, I need to shed 4T for the capacity to work out by the book, without relying on the 2T extra capacity...
08-20-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,597
Posted By Harold74

Oh yeah. Their salt and vinegar chips are still...

Oh yeah. Their salt and vinegar chips are still my favorite, although Miss Vickie's are a very close second.

Please rest absolutely, 105% assured that I do, in fact, realize that a conventionally...
08-19-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,597
Posted By Harold74

I sure could. But, then, I think that I've made...

I sure could. But, then, I think that I've made it pretty clear that I'm interested in exploring less conventional solutions.

I'm grateful to have received a diversity of opinions on this but, at...
08-19-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,597
Posted By Harold74

Thanks, it's been an interesting evolution for...

Thanks, it's been an interesting evolution for me. Initially, I thought that I could have anything that I wanted on most any bike. I quickly found out that's not the case and concluded that, most...
08-19-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,597
Posted By Harold74

It's certainly an answer. it's the answer that I...

It's certainly an answer. it's the answer that I myself have been proposing since the beginning. And I'll try that out for sure. At the same time, though, I really think that the 3x6 solution...
08-19-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,597
Posted By Harold74

I'm complicating it by design and for fun/sport. ...

I'm complicating it by design and for fun/sport. I enjoy thinking deeply about new things like this and it makes the experiences of both bike building and bike riding more enjoyable for me. If all...
08-18-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,597
Posted By Harold74

I have another idea to table for consideration,...

I have another idea to table for consideration, again utilizing a short cage derailleur where one would normally use a medium or long cage..

Above, we contemplated adjusting the front derailleur...
08-18-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,614
Posted By Harold74

Tell me more about how you like indexed downtubes...

Tell me more about how you like indexed downtubes if you can. Nowadays, it seems that most of the folks interested in downtube are simultaneously friction shifting fanatics. I like friction too...
08-16-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,614
Posted By Harold74

My understanding is that the grease in the end...

My understanding is that the grease in the end caps is intended to block moisture ingress through that path and prevent corrosion, not to reduce friction inside of the housing itself.



My very...
08-16-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,614
Posted By Harold74

Obviously, I agree that proper B-screw adjustment...

Obviously, I agree that proper B-screw adjustment is a component of good shifting setup. That said, my setup already shifts well. It just feels low quality to me. Is it your proposal that tighter...
08-16-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,614
Posted By Harold74

Can you elaborate on that? Or point me to more...

Can you elaborate on that? Or point me to more information? What issues does the grease cause? I've been putting Park polylube in based on recommendations that I got... I don't remember where. As you...
08-16-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,614
Posted By Harold74

With regard to the Simplex Retrofiction shifters,...

With regard to the Simplex Retrofiction shifters,

1) Are they user serviceable? Or do they not really require servicing other than basic cleaning?

2) Is it reasonable to expect that they'd fit...
08-16-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,614
Posted By Harold74

I had the same observation: the first bike is the...

I had the same observation: the first bike is the one that feels best even though it has an almost ridiculous amount of loop housing AND housing at the stem AND no end caps at the stem because...
08-13-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,614
Posted By Harold74

I'm pretty sure that's what's on the Miyata and I...

I'm pretty sure that's what's on the Miyata and I agree, they're pretty great.



I like the micro detents too. And that's good to know about the SLM10's. I'd been considering them for a project...
08-13-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,614
Posted By Harold74

With regard to the Simplex Retrofrictions, I...

With regard to the Simplex Retrofrictions, I agree they look awesome. I expect that forcing myself to not buy them for all of my friction bikes in the future will be a constant struggle.

The...
08-13-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,614
Posted By Harold74

That's my understanding as well. Yes,...

That's my understanding as well.



Yes, it is.



They are square an encased in allow ferrules.
08-12-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,614
Posted By Harold74

I watched a Park Tool video that made much of the...

I watched a Park Tool video that made much of the principle of coming off of the cable end mounting points parallel with the orientation of the thing holding the cable ends. It sounds as though i...
08-12-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,695
Posted By Harold74

If one does lose traction and slide out around a...

If one does lose traction and slide out around a corner, is there a strategic way to handle that (clipped in)? Keep all limbs in close and ride it out? Frankly, I'm not sure that my reflexes are...
08-11-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,614
Posted By Harold74

It's good to hear that I'm not alone in feeling...

It's good to hear that I'm not alone in feeling that way. The ratchet shifters seem to have quite the following. The other thing that i don't love about them is that they rattle quite a bit when I...
08-11-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,614
Posted By Harold74

Yeah it is. If you're interested, I have a thread...

Yeah it is. If you're interested, I have a thread dedicated to precisely that issue: Link (https://www.bikeforums.net/fitting-your-bike/1222661-trek-730-multi-track-too-small-just-fine.html).
...
08-11-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,614
Posted By Harold74

Noted. I just measured the housing lenghts: ...

Noted. I just measured the housing lenghts:

Trek = 16" (shifts the best)
Miyata = 11" (shifts better than the Olympic)
Nishiki = 14" (shifts the worst)
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