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09-10-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By bluehills3149

Nice score. Years ago I found an old beat up...

Nice score. Years ago I found an old beat up Benotto frame on the street and converted to a single speed beater. This looks much better. And is that a "moots" seatpost - ie titanium?
09-07-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,631
Posted By bluehills3149

I've posted this before - most recently in the...

I've posted this before - most recently in the brifters forums but there seems to be no magenta bikes or anything with Sensah shifters so here's a Miami Vice Centurion. Now sporting 2x9spd with...
09-07-21, 04:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By bluehills3149

Yes- they work the same as any old shimano 9spd...

Yes- they work the same as any old shimano 9spd brifter but with under bar tape cables. The brake levers however have a cable pull similar to current Shimano levers so for the front caliper at least,...
09-05-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By bluehills3149

Sensah shifters now in silver?

I recently upgraded a "Miami-vice" ironman from 105 with 2x6spd to 2x9spd with Sensah shifters, using all the original derailleurs, a new 12-28 cassette, new wheels (ultegra hubs & Open pro wheels...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By bluehills3149

Here's a pic of microspline. ...

Here's a pic of microspline.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x540/aaspline_594ba2fb80f6e64d46246070fffd683da7cde76f.jpg
And the new road hub.
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05-06-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,157
Posted By bluehills3149

I recently converted an old 12 spd Fuji to flat...

I recently converted an old 12 spd Fuji to flat bars and thumb shifters. Here's what I did:
1. changed freewheel to 7 spd as good shifters for 6 spd are hard to find and it needed replacing anyway....
04-27-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By bluehills3149

Although many people say this combo works, I'm in...

Although many people say this combo works, I'm in the camp that says it's sub-optimal. For me it works when on the stand and then for a few weeks but then the shifting gets slow and clicky until...
03-19-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,083
Posted By bluehills3149

I just bought a KMC x9 9spd chain from a very...

I just bought a KMC x9 9spd chain from a very reputable seller on ebay (that is also a large brick'n'mortar store) that came with no packaging but it looks genuine. One thing that makes me think so...
01-15-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 715
Posted By bluehills3149

pic assist. There are more pics in link. ...

pic assist. There are more pics in link.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/835x626/lemond_23d38d402d4ff140afb87179206d5a7838f4766c.jpg
01-08-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,955
Posted By bluehills3149

If you're talking budget groupsets, check out...

If you're talking budget groupsets, check out LTWOO R9. You can get an 11 spd shifter with front and rear derailleurs (Shimano 11spd compatible they claim) for under a $100.
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01-04-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9,965
Views: 1,126,358
Posted By bluehills3149

Recently picked up a beautiful ironman that looks...

Recently picked up a beautiful ironman that looks to have been ridden once or twice and put into storage. Paint so lustrous it looks like it was done last week. Has original 105 groupset and only...
10-06-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,199
Posted By bluehills3149

First, congratulations. I've done dozens of these...

First, congratulations. I've done dozens of these conversions and the resulting bike riding position has always been better than the drop bars, particularly if you want a bike for city or commuter...
Replies: 258
Views: 56,358
Posted By bluehills3149

I started riding as a cheaper way to get to...

I started riding as a cheaper way to get to college when I was about 20yo but I quickly found I enjoyed it so would venture further from home till I was riding 50 or 60 km rides from my home in...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,546
Posted By bluehills3149

I had a Campy build bike 10 years ago (Centaur...

I had a Campy build bike 10 years ago (Centaur 10spd) but have been swapping every part that needs replacing with Shimano or other brands and now left with just the levers and UltraTorque cranks....
03-27-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 784
Posted By bluehills3149

No. What you are feeling is the gyroscopic force...

No. What you are feeling is the gyroscopic force of the platter spinning which resists movement. Get a bike wheel, hold it in one hand on the axle and spin it and then try move it around and you'll...
03-27-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,853
Posted By bluehills3149

I have a Bryton Rider 10e. It's a very basic GPS...

I have a Bryton Rider 10e. It's a very basic GPS computer - no routing, maps or anything fancy - just gives you basic speed/distance etc and will record your ride via GPS. Although I've never had a...
03-26-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 18,641
Posted By bluehills3149

This is my do-it-all Ironman. Hauled a 50lb bag...

This is my do-it-all Ironman. Hauled a 50lb bag of cement on top of the bars last week. Grocery bags I just dangle off the end of the bars while I try to stop them swinging into the...
03-23-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1,570
Views: 311,038
Posted By bluehills3149

Went for a ride in my local park in Brooklyn NY...

Went for a ride in my local park in Brooklyn NY which is full of trails, most of which are not on any maps. ...
03-20-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,497
Posted By bluehills3149

Although I also think the risk is minimal - the...

Although I also think the risk is minimal - the scrap value is pennies but I guess if you had super nice bars like these, perhaps. One trick I've seen in New York is to fill the allen key hole with...
03-10-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,768
Posted By bluehills3149

On steel frames, the rear dropout is both hard...

On steel frames, the rear dropout is both hard and "tough" so it can withstand the quick-release scraping but the hanger is tough enough that it can also be bent back numerous times before they...
02-29-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 836
Posted By bluehills3149

Here's some of the stuff I've loaded onto my...

Here's some of the stuff I've loaded onto my handlebars while riding (and we're talking vintage road quill stem and 25mm bars which are weaker than fat MTB stems/bars)
-people sitting on them....
01-07-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,178
Posted By bluehills3149

Personally, I'd very very cautious about this...

Personally, I'd very very cautious about this project. If you have most of the parts lying around it's one thing but once you start buying new wheels, a groupset, stem, bars, seat etc (not to mention...
09-16-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,579
Posted By bluehills3149

Nice read. Is the author of the piece "that" Gary...

Nice read. Is the author of the piece "that" Gary Fisher?
And I like this "Some riders feel the 42 tooth crankset and the 28 teeth on the rear do not give them low enough gearing for touring." Count...
06-26-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,591
Posted By bluehills3149

Here's my budget gravel bike. An old Nishiki...

Here's my budget gravel bike. An old Nishiki frame I found was the doner - it originally came with 27" wheels and CrMo main tubes - nothing special. Converted to 700 wheels to give a bit more tire...
05-21-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,140
Posted By bluehills3149

This is the parts diagram from Campy 2006 and its...

This is the parts diagram from Campy 2006 and its part number EC-MI228 indicates it is the same as the Mirage(and I have a 9spd Mirage lever also with the broken lever). But I am almost sure any...
03-26-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,570
Views: 311,038
Posted By bluehills3149

North of Nyack on Hook Mtn state Park, NY. on my...

North of Nyack on Hook Mtn state Park, NY. on my gravel converted Nishiki....
08-12-18, 09:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,910
Posted By bluehills3149

About 20 years ago I set out to build the...

About 20 years ago I set out to build the brightest bike lamp possible. Using a fancy 20w halogen MR16 bulb that had some (expensive at the time) tech that meant it put out the equivalent of a usual...
09-05-17, 03:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,529
Posted By bluehills3149

I'm running 28's on mine. "Bontranger Race All...

I'm running 28's on mine. "Bontranger Race All weather". Plenty of room front and back.
08-12-17, 12:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,751
Posted By bluehills3149

My Ironman with miss-mash of parts.

My Ironman with miss-mash of parts.
07-13-17, 06:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 33,599
Posted By bluehills3149

Campagnolo shifters & Shimano mech easy, cheap solution

Im just returning to road cycling after a 9 yr hiatus from a bad knee and wanted to build a road bike using some old parts I had around . First I had on hand some 10 spd Campagnolo veloce Ultra...
07-11-17, 09:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 19,089
Posted By bluehills3149

The definitive guide to derailleur cable pull

Following on from the excellent post "The Definitive (But Wildly Inaccurate) Guide to Brake Cable Pull Ratios" I thought I'd do the same for gear cable but as gears are indexed (usually) it is a bit...
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