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11-10-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 430
Views: 186,301
Posted By leicanthrope

The creator of that website has passed on. (He...

The creator of that website has passed on. (He was a friend of a friend.) I know there is an effort underway to recreate the website in some fashion, but I'm not really sure what the current status...
09-21-17, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 999
Posted By leicanthrope

Trek owns Electra these days. If there's touch...

Trek owns Electra these days. If there's touch up paint or paint codes available, it's not visible on the site they provide their dealers.
09-21-17, 06:21 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,364
Posted By leicanthrope

I can see them being C&V ultimately, once enough...

I can see them being C&V ultimately, once enough time has passed. However, I don't see them ever venturing into the same rarefied romantic territory that we tend to assign to the bikes we lusted...
09-18-17, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 416
Posted By leicanthrope

Can anyone ID this ancient chainring?

This popped up elsewhere on the interwebs, apparently dug up in South Africa. Anyone recognize what manufacturer it might be associated with?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-17, 02:18 PM
Replies: 402
Views: 113,105
Posted By leicanthrope

Ah, during a short lived unpaid internship there?...

Ah, during a short lived unpaid internship there? wink...wink...nudge..nudge
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-17, 10:28 AM
Replies: 402
Views: 113,105
Posted By leicanthrope

Very unlikely in the extreme. If a dealer sells...

Very unlikely in the extreme. If a dealer sells an new unbuilt Trek to a customer, Trek will very likely pull their dealer status if they find out about it. They're quite strict about it.
Forum: Introductions
08-28-17, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By leicanthrope

Welcome aboard! :thumb:

Welcome aboard! :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-17, 09:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,290
Posted By leicanthrope

IMHO it falls into a weird area. It's too...

IMHO it falls into a weird area. It's too expensive for the "I just want a basic speedometer" crowd that ideally wants to spend 1/3 to 1/2 as much, but it's too basic and limited for the crowd...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-17, 09:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 307
Posted By leicanthrope

Linked shift cables on 7800 type levers?

I've been messing around with the Jagwire link cables on a bike with 7800 Dura Ace, but I'm finding that the shift cables tends to sag a bit too much. Is anyone aware of a somewhat graceful solution...
07-23-17, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,308
Posted By leicanthrope

If by "rich golden", you're referring to a...

If by "rich golden", you're referring to a metallic root beer brown, it could be an 1982 or 1983 Fuji Team.

http://www.classicfuji.com/TeamFuji_1982_Page.htm

The stock bars on the 1982 version...
07-23-17, 07:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,601
Posted By leicanthrope

While actually out on a commute, very very little...

While actually out on a commute, very very little of note in the C&V department. Once, back when I was in California, I passed an early 20-something going the other direction on a MUP who was riding...
07-22-17, 10:53 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 17,851
Posted By leicanthrope

You may not "take offense", but you certainly use...

You may not "take offense", but you certainly use it as an opportunity to be insulting and condescending.

As a side note, you might consider investing in some better eye protection for when you...
07-22-17, 12:04 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 17,851
Posted By leicanthrope

But I thought that the lycra made us effete...

But I thought that the lycra made us effete *****exuals who aspire to be Lance Armstrong?
07-21-17, 11:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,308
Posted By leicanthrope

If you have any photographs available, they'd...

If you have any photographs available, they'd help a lot.
07-13-17, 02:20 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,369
Posted By leicanthrope

I guess it's supposed to sound French?

I guess it's supposed to sound French?
07-12-17, 11:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,800
Posted By leicanthrope

Whatever it might be, I certainly haven't hit it...

Whatever it might be, I certainly haven't hit it yet. My oldest bike is from 1975, and was my primary commuter bike for a few years there.

I suppose the limitation for me would be with bikes...
Forum: Introductions
07-10-17, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 675
Posted By leicanthrope

My dad was stationed there for a while as well...

My dad was stationed there for a while as well (before I was born), and my mom joked about the fact that there likely weren't even 29 palms in the whole area.
Forum: Introductions
07-10-17, 04:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 675
Posted By leicanthrope

After my parents divorced when I was little, we...

After my parents divorced when I was little, we left for the west coast. I've been back a couple of times, but I haven't lived there since 1980.
Forum: Introductions
07-09-17, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 675
Posted By leicanthrope

Welcome aboard! If you don't mind my...

Welcome aboard!

If you don't mind my asking, where are you from? (I was born in Stillwater.)
07-09-17, 07:24 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,369
Posted By leicanthrope

We special ordered a couple tubes of DZ Nuts for...

We special ordered a couple tubes of DZ Nuts for one of our customers. Our young salesman, who was unaware of the special order, was rather confused when her son came in looking "to pick up deez...
07-07-17, 09:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,044
Posted By leicanthrope

That's really interesting to hear. My 88 CdI has...

That's really interesting to hear. My 88 CdI has almost exactly the same craquelure thing going on.
07-06-17, 06:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,669
Posted By leicanthrope

For those bikes that are ridden regularly, I tend...

For those bikes that are ridden regularly, I tend to keep them in a state where they could be quickly converted to an Eroica legal status on the side of the road, if the utterly unlikely need ever...
07-01-17, 09:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,734
Posted By leicanthrope

Oh, you should try WWII German militaria...

Oh, you should try WWII German militaria sometime. They were cranking out fakes before Berlin had fallen to the Russians.
06-26-17, 01:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,199
Posted By leicanthrope

Yeah, it's 27.2. It doesn't have to be...

Yeah, it's 27.2.

It doesn't have to be vintage, but that's my preference. Italian / European would be my first choice, followed by something American or Japanese, and then something modern.
06-26-17, 01:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,295
Posted By leicanthrope

Ultimately, they're not making any more of the...

Ultimately, they're not making any more of the original stuff. That's all fine and well if someone is just intending to leave the bike on display, but no so much for people that intend to actually...
06-25-17, 08:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,199
Posted By leicanthrope

It didn't originally have a Campy post, it was a...

It didn't originally have a Campy post, it was a Sugino.
06-25-17, 08:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,199
Posted By leicanthrope

Recommendations for longer 80's Italian / European seatposts?

I'm on the last leg of building up my 1988 Bianchi Campione d' Italia, and I'm looking for an appropriate seatpost. I've gone a bit "retro" with the build, converting it back to non-aero brakes,...
06-10-17, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By leicanthrope

Do you have a scan handy? It'd be nice to have...

Do you have a scan handy? It'd be nice to have for my own archive.
06-10-17, 09:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By leicanthrope

I think we've got a winner!

I think we've got a winner!
06-08-17, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By leicanthrope

It is a 88 Campione d' Italia, but it's a...

It is a 88 Campione d' Italia, but it's a Canadian model which was apparently built up with different components than the US models. It originally had Campy instead of Suntour. The few pics I'm...
06-08-17, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By leicanthrope

Here it is.

Here it is.
06-08-17, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By leicanthrope

Help ID'ing OEM Modolo brakes?

Does anyone recognize which brakeset these brakes are from? It's from a 1988 Bianchi, for what it's worth.
06-08-17, 02:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,054
Posted By leicanthrope

I've got a number of C&V bikes, as well as a...

I've got a number of C&V bikes, as well as a decked out carbon bike, and I make my living selling the new stuff. I still spend the overwhelming majority of my time on Bike Forums in this group. ...
06-05-17, 07:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,586
Posted By leicanthrope

Georgia has Climax and Cumming, as well as...

Georgia has Climax and Cumming, as well as Experiment, Needmore, and Boneville.

...and to correct the map, it's not merely a single town dedicated to Butts, it's an entire county!
06-01-17, 08:14 AM
05-31-17, 10:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 462
Posted By leicanthrope

Dia Compe 287 hoods w/ Modolo levers?

Has anyone experimented with the current production Dia Compe 287 hoods on Modolo aero levers? (...alternately, anyone know of any other solutions for getting modern rubber on those bad boys?)
05-31-17, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 897
Posted By leicanthrope

1988ish Bianchi CDI - different specs for different markets?

I just brought home a Bianchi Campione D'Italia this afternoon, needs some TLC after what appears to be a rather long stint sitting in a garage. It generally seems like an unmessed with bike with...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-17, 08:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,242
Posted By leicanthrope

Riding through suburban Silicon Valley, I came...

Riding through suburban Silicon Valley, I came across a pair of rifle bipods. I have no good explanation.
04-13-17, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,943
Posted By leicanthrope

Wahoo ELEMNT on a ENVE Mount??

Now that they've got a longer version of the ENVE computer mount out to accommodate the bigger Garmin head units like the Edge 1000, I was curious if anyone has experimented with getting a Wahoo...
Forum: Southeast
03-05-17, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,131
Posted By leicanthrope

Greetings from a Bay Area transpant! Free-Flite...

Greetings from a Bay Area transpant! Free-Flite has a few of the Trek Silque S5 in 47, 50, and 52.
02-28-17, 03:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,665
Posted By leicanthrope

It's not so much the tensioning that I was even...

It's not so much the tensioning that I was even worried about. It's getting the spokes in place, especially the last few once the hub is fixed in place by the other spokes. I had assumed that a...
02-28-17, 02:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,665
Posted By leicanthrope

I had assumed that it would be impossible to lace...

I had assumed that it would be impossible to lace up a rim that deep with J-bend spokes, and that you'd basically have no choice but to go with straight pull. Am I wrong? (I'd love to be.)
02-27-17, 11:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,665
Posted By leicanthrope

20 hole straight pull rear hub - recommendations?

I recently picked up / rescued an older Zipp 1080 rear wheel. I might just built it back up for giggles at some point, although I'm having trouble tracking down a suitable hub. Anyone have any...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-17, 07:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,127
Posted By leicanthrope

Road bikes aren't as "in" as they once were. ...

Road bikes aren't as "in" as they once were. When they were at the height of their popularity, there absolutely were oodles of crappy BSO's being produced in large numbers. Now that they're more of...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-17, 11:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,448
Posted By leicanthrope

Yep... Not to mention some manufacturers will...

Yep... Not to mention some manufacturers will use more than one last for a given size. Brand X / Model Y may work far better or worse than Brand X / Model Z. My current eBay listings reflect...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-17, 11:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,633
Posted By leicanthrope

I've never tried to file a claim with them, but...

I've never tried to file a claim with them, but BOA claims to offer a lifetime warranty on their site.

FWIW, the two pair of dead BOA shoes that I've seen at my shop were the result of operator...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-17, 10:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,454
Posted By leicanthrope

Exactly the info I was looking for. Thanks! ...

Exactly the info I was looking for. Thanks! :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-17, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,454
Posted By leicanthrope

I'm very close to pulling the trigger on one of...

I'm very close to pulling the trigger on one of them, as soon as I get the money together. Aesthetics are still a consideration though for me. If they're really close, then perfect. If they're two...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-17, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,454
Posted By leicanthrope

I work in a shop. Silver 5800 is surprisingly...

I work in a shop. Silver 5800 is surprisingly thin on the ground, at least around here. All the 105 bikes we carry use the black version, and I haven't seen any customers coming in with the silver...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-17, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,454
Posted By leicanthrope

I appreciate that you took the time to post the...

I appreciate that you took the time to post the pics. However, "let me Google that for you" has an undeniably snarky and condescending tone.
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