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07-06-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,468
Posted By mountaindave

Many thanks to gugie and Choke for the...

Many thanks to gugie and Choke for the donations of Gugificazione and the Mercian frame!
07-01-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,468
Posted By mountaindave

Awesome photo! This year we have enlisted...

Awesome photo!

This year we have enlisted local distributors as donors for drinks, so we should be good there.

As usual, registration day of is always an option. We will also have a shine and...
06-26-22, 04:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By mountaindave

Thank goodness somebody claimed this, I might...

Thank goodness somebody claimed this, I might have had to risk violating the S-1 rule!
06-16-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2,407
Views: 571,638
Posted By mountaindave

I have an Ď81 61X frame waiting to be built up...

I have an Ď81 61X frame waiting to be built up for my wife. These early treks have universally been great riders for us. Ride yours and see what you think. But Iím kind of an early trek nut.
06-16-22, 03:13 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,468
Posted By mountaindave

This post isnít super fun to make, but Iím going...

This post isnít super fun to make, but Iím going to start a rumor that, after five years of effort, I will be stepping down as Cino director after this year. Lots of things are changing in my life,...
06-02-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By mountaindave

BF: ďHereís another 14-32 half step freewheel...

BF: ďHereís another 14-32 half step freewheel thatís available.Ē
Me: ďIím good for now.Ē
BF: ďBut itís French threadÖĒ
Me: ďYou sly devil, Iím in.Ē
05-30-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By mountaindave

I put this rack on my Ross Eurotour and it looks...

I put this rack on my Ross Eurotour and it looks lovely. Yeah, itís heavy, but itís chrome and $40. I cut off the cup holder though, kind of useless.
...
05-25-22, 06:42 AM
Replies: 2,407
Views: 571,638
Posted By mountaindave

Looks gorgeous! The tune up will include...

Looks gorgeous! The tune up will include re-routing the front brake cable over the bars, right? :thumb:
05-14-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 707
Posted By mountaindave

Then the FW was either poorly chosen by...

Then the FW was either poorly chosen by manufacturer, or it was replaced by a PO.

That visual gear calculator linked above is awesome. Check out the difference between yours (top) and mine (bottom...
05-14-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 707
Posted By mountaindave

The good news is that youíre sorting your...

The good news is that youíre sorting your shifting issues. The bad news is that this drive train, as set up, will not function as a half-step. The bike either came that way (specíed by somebody who...
05-08-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,347
Posted By mountaindave

Iíll start by saying that we at Cino are humbled...

Iíll start by saying that we at Cino are humbled by your praise and do appreciate all of your feedback. Reed and the rest of the original crew never felt threatened by LíEroica (despite the cease and...
05-02-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3,614
Views: 969,384
Posted By mountaindave

Holy buckets, thatís some bling there!

Holy buckets, thatís some bling there!
04-25-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By mountaindave

Iíve not done it yet, but there is info somewhere...

Iíve not done it yet, but there is info somewhere about how to replace the bearings in the BB. Itís pretty cool because itís adjustable left and right.

GLWS
Forum: Touring
04-22-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,175
Posted By mountaindave

I didn't mean to sound depressing, sorry about...

I didn't mean to sound depressing, sorry about that. I think you might consider me a highway snob, as in, I avoid them at all costs. But that's only because I can. The narrowest tire I typically ride...
04-04-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By mountaindave

In case people are wondering, those are...

In case people are wondering, those are retrofriction shift levers - arguably the best friction levers ever made. They were so good that pros with Campy levers would swap them for these levers.
04-03-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,847
Posted By mountaindave

Just get to find the smallest ring of 28t. But...

Just get to find the smallest ring of 28t. But yes, these make fine super compact cranks. I use one on my wifeís bike: 48/28. It was 45/28 until I stole the 45 for a half-step setupÖ
04-02-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By mountaindave

Loved this edition of BF CV 4/1 sales ads - keep...

Loved this edition of BF CV 4/1 sales ads - keep the tradition going!
04-02-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By mountaindave

Holy crap in a hat, thatís gorgeous! GLWS!

Holy crap in a hat, thatís gorgeous! GLWS!
Forum: Commuting
03-27-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,019
Posted By mountaindave

Zombie thread, rise!! I went for a shop...

Zombie thread, rise!!

I went for a shop "gravel ride" last Wednesday and brought my usual, fendered ride. It started raining immediately after we left and did so for the first half of the 30 mile...
03-26-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,468
Posted By mountaindave

Man that will be cool!!!

Man that will be cool!!!
03-26-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 931
Views: 299,847
Posted By mountaindave

I want to be like Gugie when I grow up!

I want to be like Gugie when I grow up!
03-26-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 931
Views: 299,847
Posted By mountaindave

Wow! Nice fender lines too!

Wow! Nice fender lines too!
03-23-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,064
Posted By mountaindave

Thatís also good to know. I hadnít looked that...

Thatís also good to know. I hadnít looked that closely. I see that SA sprockets in 3/32Ē donít go to 21t.
03-23-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By mountaindave

Wow, that is a stunner!! If I didnít already have...

Wow, that is a stunner!! If I didnít already have a Ď79 710 650b conversion that fits like a gloveÖ

I have three í81 Treks in various sizes and they take SAE seat post binder bolts - kind of a...
03-23-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,064
Posted By mountaindave

Just when I thought I had seen all the cool...

Just when I thought I had seen all the cool half-step setups, you come along and throw this down! The gain ratios are almost exactly the same for every half step (~15%). Itís even more perfect than...
03-20-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By mountaindave

I pulled an AT crank and VX BB from a customerís...

I pulled an AT crank and VX BB from a customerís bike who was ďupgradingĒ to a new crank. The mechanics in the shop thought I was nuts to offer the customer money for the ďjunk,Ē but I knew what I...
03-20-22, 05:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By mountaindave

You just found the ultimate half step crank set...

You just found the ultimate half step crank set for those freewheels from pastor Bob.
03-19-22, 10:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,076
Posted By mountaindave

Looks like an absolute blast! Those are some...

Looks like an absolute blast!

Those are some fine wool jerseys you guys are sporting! :thumb:
03-18-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,076
Posted By mountaindave

I guess you donít need fenders so much in ArizonaÖ

I guess you donít need fenders so much in ArizonaÖ
03-16-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 596
Posted By mountaindave

If you saw my thread the other day, I opined in...

If you saw my thread the other day, I opined in the gradual disappearance of FW and cassettes for our vintage rides. They ainít makiníem anymore so this is a great chance to get some fine vintage...
03-15-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,076
Posted By mountaindave

I guess Neal has to be on a bike for good weather?

I guess Neal has to be on a bike for good weather?
03-15-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,468
Posted By mountaindave

Dates and timing are a challenging endeavor. I...

Dates and timing are a challenging endeavor. I wish we could fit everyoneís schedule. I hope next year your cousin isnít getting married again!
03-15-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,468
Posted By mountaindave

Maybe convince her to do a multi-day bike ride??...

Maybe convince her to do a multi-day bike ride?? :roflmao2:
03-15-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,468
Posted By mountaindave

Totally cool with that! I myself am a bike...

Totally cool with that! I myself am a bike pusher, so Iím glad Iím not the only one! :thumb:
03-15-22, 05:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 596
Posted By mountaindave

OooooÖ half step time? 14-17-21-26-32 is magical!

OooooÖ half step time? 14-17-21-26-32 is magical!
03-14-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,468
Posted By mountaindave

That's very Cino!

That's very Cino!
03-14-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 23,251
Posted By mountaindave

And now you know your chainring is perfectly...

And now you know your chainring is perfectly aligned! :thumb:
03-13-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,468
Posted By mountaindave

Cino MMXXII - ready to roll and roll call!

Offilial hoops have been cleared and registration is ready to go live, March 13 at midnight! (Which I suppose is technically March 14th.)

Cino 2022 will happen July 8-10 in Kalispell, Montana.
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03-06-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,506
Posted By mountaindave

These bikes are reasonably priced if they were...

These bikes are reasonably priced if they were stock - with Jon's triplizer and the targeted upgrades, they are a deal. If I needed a hole in my head, Iíd be purchasing one or two..
03-05-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,733
Posted By mountaindave

-ept is a combining form of -apt. They are the...

-ept is a combining form of -apt. They are the same thing used in different combinations of prefixes. As humans we are adept at adapting our language as we see fit. :thumb:
03-05-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,733
Posted By mountaindave

Like many of you, I work on my bikes because I...

Like many of you, I work on my bikes because I trust myself on vintage bikes more than others. Plus, if I screw something up, itís my fault, not somebody elseís.

The LBS speed argument is legit. ...
03-01-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 778
Posted By mountaindave

Just for clarification, this is a freewheel, not...

Just for clarification, this is a freewheel, not a cassette.
02-26-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By mountaindave

If only I had a Serotta to match these.

If only I had a Serotta to match these.
02-24-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,577
Posted By mountaindave

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Just a cyclist?
Winter Viking warrior?
Cold...
02-23-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By mountaindave

Am I gaining a reputation? :innocent:

Am I gaining a reputation? :innocent:
02-16-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4,998
Views: 531,222
Posted By mountaindave

In a pinch, you can route a short section of...

In a pinch, you can route a short section of housing under the BB from the cable stop (or bypass the stop completely), just terminate it as it heads up toward the FD. Friction and cable tension will...
02-13-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4,998
Views: 531,222
Posted By mountaindave

What oneclick said. Find a more easily found...

What oneclick said. Find a more easily found English thread FW, disassemble, reassemble on a French thread FW body.
02-04-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 198,948
Posted By mountaindave

Pedals, saddle and bars are all touch points and...

Pedals, saddle and bars are all touch points and should be comfortable no matter the vintage. Same with shoes, shorts, and gloves.

I would not hesitate to ride one of my vintage bikes as long as...
01-18-22, 09:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By mountaindave

I had a bit of an existential crisis myself...

I had a bit of an existential crisis myself recently. I was considering what drivetrain to build for my upcoming gravel bike. I wanted a 6s half-step while trying to keep it all French. I very...
01-17-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,583
Posted By mountaindave

Sweet find! Subscribed :popcorn

Sweet find! Subscribed :popcorn
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