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09-15-20, 06:35 PM
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Posted By mongol777

This is the one I use...

This is the one I use https://velo-orange.com/products/cigne-stem
And this is the one you were thinking about https://velo-orange.com/products/vo-happy-stem-31-8mm
09-15-20, 03:48 PM
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Posted By mongol777

No adapter, just VO LD stem (lets call spade a...

No adapter, just VO LD stem (lets call spade a spade :D) AKA Cigne stem
09-15-20, 02:40 PM
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Posted By mongol777

So I have BMC as well, MCD. And it is super close...

So I have BMC as well, MCD. And it is super close to Roadini in terms of fit. MCD for rough stuff and wet rides, Riv more for long weekend rides...
09-15-20, 07:59 AM
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Posted By mongol777

Same here! I did not pull the trigger untill I...

Same here! I did not pull the trigger untill I knew reach/stack. Having said that - I am now more comfortable with Riv's approach to sizing (for their frames)
09-14-20, 07:11 PM
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Posted By mongol777

I had one around ~2015? Did not take a lot of...

I had one around ~2015? Did not take a lot of pictures, build was meh aesthetically but rode good even with cheap Shimano r501 wheels (on the heavy side, they were r501, decals are wrong) and only...
09-14-20, 06:40 PM
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Posted By mongol777

Don't remember exact stack/reach but I did find...

Don't remember exact stack/reach but I did find both on rbw group (or iBob?) before I pulled the trigger. Reach was measure at around 372 on 54
54 geo:...
09-14-20, 10:23 AM
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Views: 767
Posted By mongol777

Nope, someone else got it.

Nope, someone else got it.
09-11-20, 07:43 AM
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Posted By mongol777

I hope so too. I am 2nd in line so will find out...

I hope so too. I am 2nd in line so will find out on Sun if I got it or not.
09-11-20, 03:59 AM
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Posted By mongol777

Thank youi everyone for your input. Always nice...

Thank youi everyone for your input. Always nice to know a bit about the frame but sometime it is hard to pin down exact year/model. I do like the color and "beausage", it is my size and I always...
09-10-20, 08:19 AM
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Posted By mongol777

Thank you! I am considering buying it and most...

Thank you! I am considering buying it and most likely will, just wanted to have a bit more info before I pull the trigger
09-10-20, 06:55 AM
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Posted By mongol777

Which Pinarello is this one?

Not an expert on Pinarello, curious which model/year is this one. Asolo? Rear spacing is 126...
09-09-20, 10:52 AM
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Posted By mongol777

I shipped 4 bikes/bike frames this year,...

I shipped 4 bikes/bike frames this year, Canadapost with full insurance and tracking. Average was around $100CAD from Ontario to BC, NB and Quebec.
You can do estimate here...
09-08-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 78
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Posted By mongol777

Couple of shots with different tires from this...

Couple of shots with different tires from this morning. I decided on no fenders for now so figured might as well try fatter tires. In the pics - Challenge Gravel Grinder Pro, 700x38, Race Series,...
09-07-20, 06:09 PM
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Posted By mongol777

Here is a bit more info for you,...

Here is a bit more info for you, https://forums.mtbr.com/singlespeed/richey-nitamium-frame-anyone-know-anything-about-63788.html :...
09-07-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 78
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Posted By mongol777

My favorite is Challenga Strada Bianca 700x30,...

My favorite is Challenga Strada Bianca 700x30, 260tpi. For me personally it feels faster and smoother even with higher pressure vs Compass Bon Pass 700x35. If you look at my Centurion thread - it...
09-06-20, 05:23 AM
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Posted By mongol777

Right on! I was in the same (almost) boat - I was...

Right on! I was in the same (almost) boat - I was ready to pull the trigger on Jeff Lyon's L'Avecaise but with exchange rate, shipping and customs + parts it became too much for now. Still on my list...
09-05-20, 12:16 PM
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Posted By mongol777

It just feels much smoother vs Newbaum from the...

It just feels much smoother vs Newbaum from the get go. And taping is very easy. I do a lot of tape jobs (just my habit of frequent rebuilds) and Newbaum is often a pain when it sticks to itself,...
09-05-20, 12:11 PM
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Posted By mongol777

I am not a fan of electronic shifting. Rode with...

I am not a fan of electronic shifting. Rode with it for a while, shifts wonderfully, etc but not for me - I could not get wiring to look half decent for one. At the moment I am down to may be about...
09-05-20, 05:53 AM
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Posted By mongol777

In case no one has one for sale - I find Jenson...

In case no one has one for sale - I find Jenson has the best price for them for buyers in Canada (shipping and all), https://www.jensonusa.com/Nitto-Technomic-Forged-Aluminum-Stem
I am in GTA and...
09-05-20, 04:27 AM
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Posted By mongol777

Haha, no, you are not nuts! I hear you and I am...

Haha, no, you are not nuts! I hear you and I am still 50/50 on it, same thoughts as yours. For grey-silver Roadini - please post when your build is done! My initial thought would be brass Honjo's for...
09-04-20, 07:31 PM
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Views: 915
Posted By mongol777

Glad it is working for you! Nice riding weather...

Glad it is working for you! Nice riding weather is almost over so enjoy your very good looking Claud Butler!
Let us know what your contact says. People's recommendations in this thread are not Claud...
09-04-20, 06:50 PM
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Views: 915
Posted By mongol777

I had similar builds with too long of a spindle...

I had similar builds with too long of a spindle and most of the time I was able to use FD by backing out limiting screw almost all the way so I don't think there are any serious functional concerns. ...
09-04-20, 06:44 PM
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Posted By mongol777

Quoting again as you got me thinking if I can...

Quoting again as you got me thinking if I can show you one of my bikes with fenders. There are some absolutely stunning fendered builds on the internet but here is one of mine. IMHO it goes very nice...
09-04-20, 06:33 PM
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Posted By mongol777

I looked at OP's original rebuild thread -...

I looked at OP's original rebuild thread - spindle legth was off from the get go, someone put wrong spindle in 50 years ago, see below the pic from another thread.
As how it is fine now - we can...
09-03-20, 06:51 PM
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Views: 7,586
Posted By mongol777

Couple more shots in different light. And yes, I...

Couple more shots in different light. And yes, I do prefer colored electrical vinyl tape finish to twine :D I like to change things up often and it is easier with tape.
One thing I completely forgot...
09-03-20, 06:42 PM
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Posted By mongol777

Thank you. So I did couple of rides today,...

Thank you. So I did couple of rides today, totaling ~20km total. I can't get over how great GreenGrips tape is. Weather has been rain on/off last couple of days and I've been riding Centurion...
09-03-20, 02:29 PM
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Posted By mongol777

I am sucker for fenders and I ride year round so...

I am sucker for fenders and I ride year round so most of my bikes have them with exception of several of MTBs - prefer dry trails or snow so I don't ruin local singletrack when it is raining.
But I...
09-03-20, 10:21 AM
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Posted By mongol777

Oh, it is so much fun - I love it!

Oh, it is so much fun - I love it!
09-03-20, 08:50 AM
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Posted By mongol777

Finished for now. Could not find B17 in green...

Finished for now. Could not find B17 in green copper special for reasonable price and/or in stock so went with GB Mente. Never had GB saddle before so we'll see how it feels. Schedule is crazy so was...
08-30-20, 01:08 PM
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Posted By mongol777

Thank you! And yes, Green Grips!...

Thank you!
And yes, Green Grips! https://green-grips.com/
I went for 2 longish rides today - first on Roadini with Green Grips tape, ~50km and on Centurion after, ~30km - I am done with Newbaum...
08-29-20, 05:18 PM
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Posted By mongol777

Finished rebuild to suit my riding needs from...

Finished rebuild to suit my riding needs from this bike:
Wheelset is now 700c, I laced Ultegra 6800 hubs to H+Son TB14, 32H
Tires are Challenge Strada Bianca, 700x30, measure almost 32
9speed...
08-21-20, 10:43 AM
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Posted By mongol777

Thank you jstar1000 and rccaard for sharing! ...

Thank you jstar1000 and rccaard for sharing!
rccadr - I made some selling decisions I deeply regret as well. So I hear you! One was with happy ending - my first real (ie non walmart bso) frame was...
08-21-20, 07:00 AM
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Posted By mongol777

Its's been a while since I posted my MCD. Its...

Its's been a while since I posted my MCD. Its childhood was quite turbulent - different builds and lots of riding. Teenage years were still with wild colors but as it is going to 2nd year of our life...
08-20-20, 09:13 PM
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Views: 7,586
Posted By mongol777

I am in love with the seatstays on your bike -...

I am in love with the seatstays on your bike - cool bend! Very nice build! Thank you for sharing.
08-20-20, 07:56 PM
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Views: 7,586
Posted By mongol777

So that is one of the many things which sold me...

So that is one of the many things which sold me on Roadini. I long chased bikes with shortest chainstays possible but started to change my mind about 2-3 years ago - first ride on friend's Miyata...
08-20-20, 07:48 PM
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Posted By mongol777

What a great looking build! Thank you for sharing!

What a great looking build! Thank you for sharing!
08-20-20, 04:17 PM
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Posted By mongol777

I think you nailed it - TIG/lugs mix is nice and...

I think you nailed it - TIG/lugs mix is nice and classy looking but in a different way. I know some folks on RBW and iBob expressed their displeasure at that mix but I personally like it.

And...
08-20-20, 04:15 PM
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Posted By mongol777

I was very close to pulling the trigger on Secan...

I was very close to pulling the trigger on Secan or Strael a year or two ago, could not decide which one and I think I bought All City GM (first year color orange fade, bi-plane crown and steel fork...
08-20-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 78
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Posted By mongol777

Yes, you gotta give it to Grant - he goes with...

Yes, you gotta give it to Grant - he goes with his vision. I don't agree with everything he does but a lot of things resonate. I am actually quite excited for Platypus - mainly like the badge and the...
08-20-20, 12:32 PM
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Views: 7,586
Posted By mongol777

Just got a note from Will - amazing customer...

Just got a note from Will - amazing customer service! He will be sending me credit (I did not ask for it!)
"Generally we included BB guides, but we were out, and Shimano was out with no ETA, so I...
08-20-20, 12:22 PM
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Posted By mongol777

Yes, checked and it opens up wide enough. My only...

Yes, checked and it opens up wide enough. My only gripe with them is somewhat cheap looking barrel adjuster. It is solid but looks plasticky.
08-20-20, 12:21 PM
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Posted By mongol777

Yes, realized after I took the picture :D Noted...

Yes, realized after I took the picture :D Noted right under it
08-20-20, 11:24 AM
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Views: 7,586
Posted By mongol777

Long time SS fan here! I started adding geared...

Long time SS fan here! I started adding geared bikes not that long ago and most of my fleet is either SS or FG. So I am OK with verticals on this one :-) and if I ever change my mind - I have couple...
08-20-20, 11:05 AM
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Views: 7,586
Posted By mongol777

Yep, I usually used Tektro R539s, was tempted by...

Yep, I usually used Tektro R539s, was tempted by VOs and could never find TRPs at reasonable price and/or in stock. But lucked out this time - got last set from bike24
And I like how Riv did the...
08-20-20, 10:38 AM
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Views: 7,586
Posted By mongol777

Was very close to getting old one at some point....

Was very close to getting old one at some point. Orange and increased tire clearance sealed the deal for me.
And thank you for your compliment!
08-20-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,586
Posted By mongol777

I made a mistake and you are correct - they are...

I made a mistake and you are correct - they are TRP 957s

And thank you for compliment!
08-20-20, 10:36 AM
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Views: 7,586
Posted By mongol777

Gunnar is on my list as is Waterford. My only...

Gunnar is on my list as is Waterford. My only reservation for Roadini were some opinions on the webs that it is heavy, blah, blah, blah. Yes, it is not uberlightweight but it is not heavy either....
08-20-20, 10:28 AM
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Posted By mongol777

Thank you and everyone who liked the build! ...

Thank you and everyone who liked the build!

Yes, I found it strange as well and will email Will sometime once I collect my thoughts. On the bright side - mounting BB hole is threaded so all good.
08-20-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,586
Posted By mongol777

Rim brake clearance post by Mike mentioned above...

Rim brake clearance post by Mike mentioned above https://blackmtncycles.com/clearance-pt-ii-road-frames/
08-20-20, 07:46 AM
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Posted By mongol777

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