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08-05-20, 07:43 AM
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Posted By gil_00000

​​​​​​I like them enough to not switch them since...

​​​​​​I like them enough to not switch them since it's built up. But the next time I redo the bike I'll switch bars.
I've been eyeing a pair from Ritchey Ergomax, Comp or WCS for a different bike...
08-02-20, 10:01 AM
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Posted By gil_00000

I finally got around to finishing up my...

I finally got around to finishing up my Bridgestone RB-1 with Sram 2x10. I absolutely love it. Once I get it cleaned up I'll try and remember to post a closer pic of just the bike. But in the...
08-02-20, 09:46 AM
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Posted By gil_00000

The best pic I have of this 86 400 Elance. All...

The best pic I have of this 86 400 Elance. All original except the leather saddle. ...
08-02-20, 09:01 AM
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Posted By gil_00000

Love your build here! Its good to see some Sram...

Love your build here! Its good to see some Sram drivetrains. I'm a recent convert to Sram from Shimano. Recently built up a Bridgestone RB-1 with Apex. To say I'm happy with it is an...
05-16-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By gil_00000

Black Campagnolo Shifters?

Does anyone know more information about these black Campagnolo shifters? I'm wondering about the color really. I haven't found any shifters anodized black like this. Was this an option when bought...
05-16-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 37,659
Posted By gil_00000

This has been kicking around the Cleveland Co-op...

This has been kicking around the Cleveland Co-op for a while.

1976 Merz Touring. I tried to get some more information about this one but struck out. The bike with a serial number one digit...
04-26-20, 09:21 AM
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Views: 4,676
Posted By gil_00000

I second that! I've taken a break when I moved...

I second that! I've taken a break when I moved recently. The routes aren't as great, the roads suck, life gets in the way, etc. No worries!

I would take it easy as well. Even just taking the...
04-26-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By gil_00000

You can always try Surly directly. I've eyed...

You can always try Surly directly. I've eyed some of their bikes over the years. Asked specific questions similar to yours and they responded quickly. I ended up buying a KM last year. A buddy...
04-26-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,011
Posted By gil_00000

I can't offer much help just commiseration. ...

I can't offer much help just commiseration.

I feel you on the lack of certainty. I have a 1986 Schwinn Voyageur with canti brakes. I have a 700c touring wheelset that is BOMB PROOF! I...
03-07-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3,552
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Posted By gil_00000

I sold you those brake levers! I saw them...

I sold you those brake levers! I saw them cleaned up. They look great!
03-07-20, 07:05 PM
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Posted By gil_00000

What is that tool you used to remove the cottered...

What is that tool you used to remove the cottered pin with? Is that a tool specifically made for the cotter pin? Something you came up with yourself? Cnc machine? I've only removed one cottered...
03-07-20, 06:30 PM
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Posted By gil_00000

I had a chance to pick one of these up a few...

I had a chance to pick one of these up a few years back. I was a volunteer at the local coop. It was my size and in perfect condition. I was the one who fixed it up and got it ready for retail...
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Views: 810
Posted By gil_00000

Unfortunately probably worth more parted out. ...

Unfortunately probably worth more parted out. Not to mention the large frame.

I feel like Univegas get passed over and never really got much clout; at least not here in the states. I...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
02-22-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Posted By gil_00000

I haven't done this ride but I have rented a lot...

I haven't done this ride but I have rented a lot of cars and tried planning the logistics for many more trips. There can be a additional drop fee that may not be mentioned up front. I don't know if...
02-09-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,473
Posted By gil_00000

I know the serial number isn't 'D' for a 530. I...

I know the serial number isn't 'D' for a 530. I just measured the chainstays for the first time and they're 44.5 cm.
Upon closer inspection I might have a TX500 instead. The serial number isn't...
02-08-20, 08:11 PM
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Posted By gil_00000

Mostly at the grocery store. I'll walk right in...

Mostly at the grocery store. I'll walk right in and start shopping. I'm used to the looks I get from the other customers, ALL the other customers.

I used to ride more before I moved. When I...
02-08-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,473
Posted By gil_00000

I read the Schwinn is a no go. I'm commenting...

I read the Schwinn is a no go. I'm commenting basically to warn about swtiching 27" to 700c wheels with canti lever brakes. On vintage bikes the canti posts on the frame were closer together than...
12-24-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,443
Posted By gil_00000

I have a Park Tool PCS-9. It does what I want...

I have a Park Tool PCS-9. It does what I want and was a good price. I ended up getting it on sale for quite a bit off the regular price. I'm happy with it.

That said, I wouldn't recommend it....
Replies: 11
Views: 1,006
Posted By gil_00000

I would buy it for $50 as well. Although I do...

I would buy it for $50 as well. Although I do love Univegas.

If you don't know, older mountain bikes are not as useful as they once were. I would have realistic/lower expectations if I were...
Forum: Touring
12-17-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,355
Posted By gil_00000

https://waterfordbikes.com/SchwinnCat/flschwinn_19...

https://waterfordbikes.com/SchwinnCat/flschwinn_1981_1990/1986Ltwt31.html
Thats a link to the catalog for the 1986 voyageur build. You can look at the rest of that year and many more by clicking...
12-15-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,043
Posted By gil_00000

I love my Brooks leather saddles. I have 3...

I love my Brooks leather saddles. I have 3 B17s. They're great! I say that because I like how they feel and look. I've had considerable issues with other saddles and found B17s to work for me. ...
12-15-19, 08:48 PM
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Posted By gil_00000

I've been a volunteer at two co-ops in two...

I've been a volunteer at two co-ops in two different states. There are obviously differences between the two. There were many similarities.

They both shared the same goals. Get the community more...
11-17-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 37,659
Posted By gil_00000

80's Shogun Kaze TT bike. It's been hanging...

80's Shogun Kaze TT bike.

It's been hanging around back for a while. I noticed it a while ago but was only interested in it's odd shaped frame. Now that I've looked over it more I think I want...
11-10-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 37,659
Posted By gil_00000

These caught my eye yesterday at the Cleveland...

These caught my eye yesterday at the Cleveland co-op.

Serotta Colorado. I don't know the year. It's not complete but still super nice.
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11-10-19, 07:29 PM
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Posted By gil_00000

1973 Raleigh Record with a left over late '60s...

1973 Raleigh Record with a left over late '60s fork.

I built it around those tires. 700x40mm. Had to get the correct cog and chainring to keep the axle all the way back in the dropout. Even...
10-14-19, 05:32 AM
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Posted By gil_00000

I toyed around with getting a pair of handlebars...

I toyed around with getting a pair of handlebars that fit a quill stem. I will admit that would look the best. A nice simple quill stem looks great.

I'll get an adapter. The handlebars I ordered...
10-14-19, 05:07 AM
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Posted By gil_00000

I was thinking of going the carbon fork route for...

I was thinking of going the carbon fork route for a few reasons. I haven't ridden carbon. If I got a carbon fork I'd be able to run a threadless stem to clean the cockpit up. Also I've never switched...
10-13-19, 07:22 PM
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Posted By gil_00000

Bridgestone RB-1

I'm not finished but it's a decent start. I have some handlebars ordered and some Sram Apex 2x10 brake/shifters waiting. Going to put some cushy Lizard Skin 3.2 tape one once I get everything...
10-11-19, 06:28 AM
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Posted By gil_00000

I will admit N-1 started at 16 and currently down...

I will admit N-1 started at 16 and currently down to less. I started hanging frames in the corners so squirrel them into the corner. Got another pair on the other side of that room. About to set up...
10-10-19, 08:26 PM
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Posted By gil_00000

In a moment of clarity? or insanity? I guess it...

In a moment of clarity? or insanity? I guess it depends on your perspective. I took a part my 1991 Bridgestone RB-1 with plans to sell it. I haven't ridden it in almost 5 years. I'm also losing...
10-09-19, 03:35 PM
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Posted By gil_00000

Brooks!

Theres something about adding a leather saddle that just completes a build. Really nice looking bike to begin with but with the Brooks saddle it looks SO much better. Its the only way to go if you...
10-06-19, 01:57 PM
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Posted By gil_00000

My 1986 400 Elance. As far as I can tell all the...

My 1986 400 Elance. As far as I can tell all the components are all original. It even has some '90s slime tires in "25mm" I think these are the smallest 25's I've seen. ...
10-03-19, 05:56 PM
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Posted By gil_00000

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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'77 Tx700 and '78 510
10-03-19, 05:55 PM
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Posted By gil_00000

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Check out my new '77 Tx700. Just got it as a frame this week. I...
06-08-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,543
Posted By gil_00000

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I don't have a definitive answer just a similar problem.

The brakes on...
06-03-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,223
Posted By gil_00000

I have a BANJO BROTHERS MINNEHAHA saddle bag. Had...

I have a BANJO BROTHERS MINNEHAHA saddle bag. Had it for years and it looks great. It could easily be called expensive but it matched the style of bike I was using it on. So the price was worth it. ...
06-02-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2,323
Views: 447,513
Posted By gil_00000

I actually don't know what I'm going to do. I...

I actually don't know what I'm going to do. I don't know my options to be honest. So far my plan is to make a display mount for the wall in my build living room build it up with some Suntour...
06-01-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,799
Posted By gil_00000

Take this for what it's worth. I've never had 11...

Take this for what it's worth. I've never had 11 speed anything. I have heard the newer drivetrain systems do require more precise adjustment. I have a 1x10 Shimano Zee set up and its bomb proof. ...
05-31-19, 04:52 PM
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Posted By gil_00000

My 1978 Trek 510. I love this bike. ...

My 1978 Trek 510. I love this bike.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/720x540/trek_510_8009d840dd3de73a195ebed5b9d83e58d0bd1ece.jpg

When I first got it built up and before...
05-30-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,217
Posted By gil_00000

You can do it cheaper if you get a bit...

You can do it cheaper if you get a bit resourceful. It won't look good but it will work. I ran part of this for a while. Still have the chain guide to this day.

I took the big chainring of my...
05-30-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,643
Posted By gil_00000

If I were in your situation I would suggest...

If I were in your situation I would suggest looking at what you want and what you don't. Obviously. But, I mean, what do you want from the new bike your current bike doesn't do or have? Do you...
05-30-19, 04:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,799
Posted By gil_00000

(Edit- I did all this before I bought the new...

(Edit- I did all this before I bought the new mountain bike)

There were a few reasons behind my decision. Namely I decided I wanted to see what the Sram double tap was like on the road shifters. A...
05-29-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1,428
Views: 439,032
Posted By gil_00000

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Colorado Springs Co. Definitely, the...
05-29-19, 07:45 PM
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Views: 2,799
Posted By gil_00000

I wouldn't if I were you. I can't speak to...

I wouldn't if I were you.

I can't speak to their higher end stuff but the mid range is garbage.

If you like being able to shift with both thumb and forefinger on your Shimano shifter, you won't...
05-28-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2,323
Views: 447,513
Posted By gil_00000

I have two older Treks. The first is my...

I have two older Treks.

The first is my favorite bicycle by far. 1978 Trek 510 in chestnut. I got it as a frame almost 10 years ago. I had it built up as touring bike with a rack front and...
05-28-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1,428
Views: 439,032
Posted By gil_00000

Absolutely LOVE this thread! I have an...

Absolutely LOVE this thread!

I have an 80's red and black Viva Sport. It's the bike I've had for the longest and definitely one of my favorites! Such a great bicycle. I've ridden a couple...
05-28-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,227
Posted By gil_00000

I have a '73 Raleigh Record that rides amazingly....

I have a '73 Raleigh Record that rides amazingly. Of all the bikes I have this rides the best and is by far the lowest quality. I've even thought about bringing it to a frame builder to create the...
05-28-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 1,394
Views: 392,279
Posted By gil_00000

Thanks T-Mar!

Thanks T-Mar!
05-27-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 37,659
Posted By gil_00000

Man do I love the co-ops I've been associated...

Man do I love the co-ops I've been associated with. Once I can post pics I will show off some of the gems found at the Ohio City bike coop in Cleveland
Replies: 1,032
Views: 599,264
Posted By gil_00000

I started riding at least one century a year on...

I started riding at least one century a year on my birthday, or as close to as I could. I got inspired by reading someone on the internet. I think this year will be the 5th year in a row.

I...
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