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10-24-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By Dfrost

I had a B17 Champion (Pro-thick leather, big...

I had a B17 Champion (Pro-thick leather, big rivets) that I had slotted by Selle An-Aatomica before they were doing their own saddles. Nice, but didn’t care for the side skirt flare under pressure....
10-16-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,855
Posted By Dfrost

That Bianchi is a very big frame, much larger...

That Bianchi is a very big frame, much larger than the bike in your photos - compare the head tube lengths. The CL post says 58, but it looks like 63+cm. Judging by the “turkey” levers and stem...
10-16-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,855
Posted By Dfrost

reluctantsuburb, Looking at your photos, the...

reluctantsuburb,
Looking at your photos, the frame might be a size too small, or at least the seat height might be a touch low.

Try checking your leg position while coasting, after you’ve been...
Replies: 21
Views: 581
Posted By Dfrost

Looks like a nice bike! I won’t suggest a value...

Looks like a nice bike! I won’t suggest a value because I’m clearly biased.


The serial number would confirm the year pretty easily. Marinoni includes the last digit of the year. Here’s my ‘87 SN...
10-12-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 387
Posted By Dfrost

Hmmm… I have Tektro 556’s (559 predecessor w/o...

Hmmm… I have Tektro 556’s (559 predecessor w/o the QR locking nub) on my Marinoni 650B conversion. Very happy with them and the Kool Stop salmons.
...
10-07-21, 12:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 976
Posted By Dfrost

A keyed washer is nice, but certainly not...

A keyed washer is nice, but certainly not required. And then there’s my headset that doesn’t have room for any washer. Been working fine for thousands of miles. gugie added the integral cable...
10-06-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By Dfrost

N-Gear Jump Stop, a great device for those of us...

N-Gear Jump Stop, a great device for those of us who love our triple cranks. What made them particularly endearing when first introduced was that you got one for free from the inventor, Nick, and...
09-30-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 637
Posted By Dfrost

Another big 912 fan here, although my ‘79 (bought...

Another big 912 fan here, although my ‘79 (bought new) started out with 27” wheels. That was actually beneficial since it translates to more tire clearance as the bike has gone through major changes,...
09-29-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,855
Posted By Dfrost

reluctantsuburb, With your stated 89cm PBH,...

reluctantsuburb,
With your stated 89cm PBH, which is very similar to my own, all of those bikes except perhaps the big yellow Peugeot, would probably end up too small. You said that 60cm seemed like...
09-29-21, 01:44 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,855
Posted By Dfrost

Listen to what gugie says! He knows front loading...

Listen to what gugie says! He knows front loading and low trail, as well as 650B conversions. Here’s a before and after Gugificazione treatment with the ‘79 Miyata 912 that I purchased new.
...
09-27-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,058
Posted By Dfrost

Colorado Kid, Where are you (presumably in...

Colorado Kid,
Where are you (presumably in Colorado)? If you’re in the Denver area, Bikes Together is a non-profit in NE Denver on Osage St. Looks like you could develop bike wrenching skills there...
09-23-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,025
Posted By Dfrost

For my Specialized Flag triple, I used a 113mm...

For my Specialized Flag triple, I used a 113mm Shimano UN-55 BB with a 3.0mm DS spacer for a 44.0mm chainline that works great with a Campy Racing T FD. Some FD’s often need the extra 1.0mm (and the...
09-23-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By Dfrost

Boeshield T9 is another option, available in...

Boeshield T9 is another option, available in spray from woodworking shops (works great as a rust inhibitor on all those steel tools!) such as Woodcraft and Rockler, as well as bike shops or REI.
09-23-21, 12:27 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,889
Posted By Dfrost

My Compass (before name change to RH) tires all...

My Compass (before name change to RH) tires all measure close to spec width at typical pressures on 22mm wide rims: Chinook Pass EL (28mm) measure just over 29mm at 70-80psi, Stampede Pass EL (32mm)...
09-22-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 295
Posted By Dfrost

I always set the chainline (center of ST to...

I always set the chainline (center of ST to middle ring) for triples at 45+/-1.0mm. Any less will result in the FD hitting the ST. I’ve used BB spacers to get there with a sealed BB if there’s plenty...
09-09-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 466
Posted By Dfrost

FWIW, I’ve never seen a Marinoni “M” decal that...

FWIW, I’ve never seen a Marinoni “M” decal that looked like those on this HT and ST, same for the DT ones. +1 on sending the S/N to Marinoni.
09-07-21, 12:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By Dfrost

10% elongation is huge! Very likely that...

10% elongation is huge! Very likely that freewheel cogs are now worn past usability, and any new chain will skip, as onyerleft says. Chainrings are very likely toast also.

Replace chain with any...
09-05-21, 11:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 612
Posted By Dfrost

Paging Andy_K, who has moved a three pulley to a...

Paging Andy_K, who has moved a three pulley to a different body.
09-05-21, 12:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 489
Posted By Dfrost

I’m in the “lightly grease the tapers” camp. ...

I’m in the “lightly grease the tapers” camp.

I use 30 ft-lbs for the crank arm bolts, and 40 ft-lbs for the DS of a sealed BB, confirmed as good middle of the range numbers for each location by...
09-01-21, 01:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,342
Posted By Dfrost

I really like Campy Racing T FD’s, and only ride...

I really like Campy Racing T FD’s, and only ride triples. I tried a Suntour XC Pro that also shifted very nicely, but the Racing T’s were less likely to need trimming across on 8-speed cassette from...
08-29-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 717
Posted By Dfrost

Trainers in my experience have been hard on rear...

Trainers in my experience have been hard on rear tires and QR skewers. I have a dedicated wheel, cheap internal cam skewer (necessary for my old Blackburn trainer) and used 23mm tire for trainer use....
08-28-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 947
Posted By Dfrost

My ‘79 912 was less race-specific, being...

My ‘79 912 was less race-specific, being originally a 27” wheel model and not so triathlon directed. Looks like the ‘80 went to 700C but still plenty of tire clearance.
08-27-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 947
Posted By Dfrost

Here’s a working link (at least it was just now)...

Here’s a working link (at least it was just now) to all the Miyata catalogs:

https://www.ragandbone.ca/Miyata/miyata_selector.html

Seems like the 712 was typically the prior year’s 912 with...
08-24-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 683
Posted By Dfrost

Nice find! Your indexed shifting might...

Nice find!

Your indexed shifting might improve with shift cable housing rather than brake housing, and a bunch less of it heading into the rear derailleur.

If that’s your proper seat height in...
08-24-21, 01:12 PM
08-24-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 639
Posted By Dfrost

Another fan of Kool Stop salmon pads here. No...

Another fan of Kool Stop salmon pads here. No worries about wear when I get several thousand miles out of a pair here in steep Seattle where there’s many opportunities for long and hard braking. I...
08-16-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By Dfrost

Shimano 7-speed cassettes use 5.0mm cog spacing,...

Shimano 7-speed cassettes use 5.0mm cog spacing, as I’m sure Sheldon mentioned.

I’ve used 5.0mm cog spacing on Shimano 8/9/10-speed cassette hubs for my wife’s former bike with Campy 8-speed...
08-09-21, 12:25 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 16,736
Posted By Dfrost

One of the most proven, reliable ways to end up...

One of the most proven, reliable ways to end up with a lightweight steel bike is to be short, or at least have short legs!

Lots of weight is gained as frame size grows.
08-08-21, 01:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,392
Posted By Dfrost

Nice photo comparison and explanations, Steve! ...

Nice photo comparison and explanations, Steve!

Yes, there is an even earlier version with the top plate being silver and “curvy”, almost like a bare aluminum stamping rather than a machined part...
08-08-21, 12:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By Dfrost

Clifford is quite correct. Shimano brifters are...

Clifford is quite correct. Shimano brifters are only compatible with Shimano road FD’s, as he notes. Those have a particularly short arm between the pivot and the cable clamp. And you’ll need to find...
08-08-21, 12:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,435
Posted By Dfrost

I’ve enjoyed night riding since my days training...

I’ve enjoyed night riding since my days training for centuries+ after work, then there were fun group rides of 30-35 miles every Wednesday evening starting at 7:30 PM year-round, and winter work...
08-05-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 972
Posted By Dfrost

If there’s nothing in place, try feeding a thread...

If there’s nothing in place, try feeding a thread through one end with a vacuum attached to the other opening. Once the thread emerges, tape a cable to it and pull that through. Then run housing over...
08-03-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,002
Posted By Dfrost

Why worry about a plumb arm on the big-big? If...

Why worry about a plumb arm on the big-big? If that was your goal, the chain will definitely be too long.

My chain sizing rule is to wrap the chain around the biggest cog and the big ring,...
08-03-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,002
Posted By Dfrost

3mm FD clearance above the ring is excessive and...

3mm FD clearance above the ring is excessive and leads to lower quality shifts and potential chain throws. Here’s one of mine, with about 1mm clearance at the tightest point as it swings. Looks like...
08-03-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,002
Posted By Dfrost

Looks about right to me. If you remove a...

Looks about right to me.

If you remove a pair of links, the chain will very likely be too short for the big-big combination, which would be dangerous. While that is an inefficient gear for riding,...
07-30-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Posted By Dfrost

vintageaddict, You might want to re-check...

vintageaddict,

You might want to re-check that catalog info for the Team Fuji. When I look at the ‘85 catalog, I see 74° head tube and 75° seat tube angles for that model. The steep ST on either...
07-29-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,562
Posted By Dfrost

A suggestion for several of these vintage cranks...

A suggestion for several of these vintage cranks such as the Sugino AT and “Flag” cranks: Do a bit of stress relief filing and polishing where the DS arm meets the spider, as well as frequent...
07-28-21, 11:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 856
Posted By Dfrost

As SurferRosa implies, there are BB that need...

As SurferRosa implies, there are BB that need caged bearing sets the other way around, like this Campy that needed the closed end toward the cup.
...
07-26-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,562
Posted By Dfrost

Here it is - note the small engraved flag marking...

Here it is - note the small engraved flag marking near the crank bolt, hence the nickname. It’s a nice crank set. I’m using it on a 113mm UN-55 BB with a 3.0mm DS spacer for proper chainline.
...
07-26-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,562
Posted By Dfrost

FWIW, since I’m certainly not a weight weenie, I...

FWIW, since I’m certainly not a weight weenie, I weighed these three 110/74 cranks, all weighed as just the arms (length as noted), no rings or BB

Sugino AT, 170 arms: 480gm. BTW, I suspect 175’s...
07-22-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 608
Views: 33,743
Posted By Dfrost

Love the differential equation on the white board!

Love the differential equation on the white board!
07-21-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,166
Posted By Dfrost

This “Hall of Fame” seems to feature volume-built...

This “Hall of Fame” seems to feature volume-built bikes. No excuses are needed, except perhaps for mine that are anything but.

But I’m surprised no owner of a French randonnuese (spelling?) has...
07-21-21, 12:57 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,166
Posted By Dfrost

I have one of each, the red ‘87 SLX Marinoni...

I have one of each, the red ‘87 SLX Marinoni posted above in #14 that always has a large seat-post rear bag (about 7.5 l capacity), and the rando-bagged ‘79 Miyata 912 below with Gugificazione!...
07-20-21, 12:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By Dfrost

Thanks! That was a fun story. I still have...

Thanks! That was a fun story. I still have Seatpost Thing!
07-20-21, 12:08 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,166
Posted By Dfrost

Not exactly a “production bike”, Simonne Marinoni...

Not exactly a “production bike”, Simonne Marinoni called this a Sport Tourer in her response to my SN inquiry:

1987 SLX Marinoni, here with 700x32’s that just fit under the short reach calipers:...
07-19-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By Dfrost

When Exa-Drive cogs in touring-ish sizes became...

When Exa-Drive cogs in touring-ish sizes became impossible to find for my wife’s former 8-speed Chorus/Record setup (and they wore at a surprisingly high rate), I converted her rear wheel to a...
07-18-21, 12:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By Dfrost

The “Q” stamping indicate those that are part of...

The “Q” stamping indicate those that are part of the original cassette. The finish that looks common to all of them suggests that they are the original set. You’ll find that one in the table within...
07-15-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By Dfrost

Look under the cable guide under the BB shell....

Look under the cable guide under the BB shell. That’s where I found my SN. Ms. Marinoni answered my query very quickly when I asked 8 years ago.
07-15-21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,998
Posted By Dfrost

I had the opportunity to examine RoS’s gem at...

I had the opportunity to examine RoS’s gem at length today. I’ve always enjoyed seeing (and sometimes riding extensively, before his bigger frame fit revelation) many of the bikes he’s transformed.
...
07-15-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By Dfrost

I’ve always avoided it when it was the “start of...

I’ve always avoided it when it was the “start of the cycling season” ride at the end of February. Some seriously clueless people on bikes show up (and stop in some truly strange and dangerous...
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