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01-15-21, 04:06 PM
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Posted By Yo Spiff

2016 Diamondback Hannjo Trail. I've stuck with...

2016 Diamondback Hannjo Trail. I've stuck with the Kenda tires it came with, they seem to roll well and grip just fine offroad. Bars have been swapped for a pair of Salsa Cowbellls. Might change to...
01-12-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,553
Posted By Yo Spiff

Just in case any Milano fans come looking at...

Just in case any Milano fans come looking at this, I bought the Milano Uno mentioned in the original post. It was physically in good shape but weather worn in places, especially the red coating on...
01-12-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,439
Posted By Yo Spiff

Nicely, once I got the shifting dialed in...

Nicely, once I got the shifting dialed in properly. It's most definitely a racing machine and a harsher ride than any of my other bikes. My first ride I had lots of false and overshifting, then I...
01-02-21, 12:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,439
Posted By Yo Spiff

Finished my rebuild/ upgrade. Drivetrain is...

Finished my rebuild/ upgrade. Drivetrain is mostly Veloce 9 speed with a Chorus Crankset. Centaur brakes, Record headset. Don't know what group or year the front derailleur is, but it fit the tubing,...
01-02-21, 12:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,439
Posted By Yo Spiff

The place I got it done at calls it "Tiger Candy...

The place I got it done at calls it "Tiger Candy Red" and the metallic coat under it is "Tiger Candy Sparkle" No idea of what brand of coatings they use, though.
09-25-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,439
Posted By Yo Spiff

Was just searching for specs on this bike before...

Was just searching for specs on this bike before buying a new bottom bracket and ran across my own post from 7 years ago. I finally got it powder coated, but did not stick with the factory look. Went...
07-04-16, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By Yo Spiff

Thanks for the help! I had figured they...

Thanks for the help!

I had figured they were probably a year or two apart, as the Suntour XCE components were styled differently.

What segment of the serial number identified the year for you?
07-04-16, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By Yo Spiff

Neither one is going to be Italian made. The...

Neither one is going to be Italian made.
The Volpe is BS049976
The Boardwalk is HOJ22080
07-04-16, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By Yo Spiff

Then my other bikes would get jealous. The new...

Then my other bikes would get jealous. The new one needs a name, though. The Veloce is named Celeste, so that easy one is taken.
07-04-16, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By Yo Spiff

Thanks for the info. Here's some "after"...

Thanks for the info. Here's some "after" pics.
07-03-16, 07:51 PM
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Views: 49,358
Posted By Yo Spiff

Could be fun. I have an 20+ year old Specialized...

Could be fun. I have an 20+ year old Specialized Crossroads in the corner that I paid $45 for, but it is complete and just in need of a stripdown and rebuild. Might be more fun with more of a...
07-03-16, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By Yo Spiff

Trying to date a couple of Bianchis

I have a couple of early 90's Bianchis, A Volpe that I bought 2 years ago and a newly acquired Boardwalk.

I am pretty sure both are early 90's based on construction details and the Suntour XCE...
06-15-16, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,048
Posted By Yo Spiff

Thanks for all the good info. I've been trying to...

Thanks for all the good info. I've been trying to identify my Bennotto and the information in this thread, and a couple of other sites, has helped me identify it as a Triathlon. Mine has been...
05-01-15, 04:56 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 64,585
Posted By Yo Spiff

Reviving an old thread to add some information...

Reviving an old thread to add some information for future reference. I found this on Nitto's web site. It appears the main difference is a slight difference in the reach and drop of the bars. The...
04-19-15, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,020
Posted By Yo Spiff

Thanks for the advice. I'll take it to have a...

Thanks for the advice. I'll take it to have a professional look at it.
04-18-15, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,020
Posted By Yo Spiff

Is this a stress crack?

Found this scratch or crack near the crown of the carbon fork of my 2000 Bianchi Veloce. My better judgement tell me "don't ride this. Get the fork replaced". But I don't know what I am really...
Replies: 4
Views: 4,065
Posted By Yo Spiff

Just found this old thread while looking for...

Just found this old thread while looking for information on Yokota and figured I would dredge it up and add to it for the reference of anyone who comes along later.

I picked up this Yokota...
12-23-14, 07:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,708
Posted By Yo Spiff

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Sizing is all over the place, even with some brands it is not consistent. Measure your chest with a tape measure. I look at the chest measurements when shopping online and know I need about 46"...
11-22-14, 12:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,469
Posted By Yo Spiff

I have friction bar end shifters with an 8 speed...

I have friction bar end shifters with an 8 speed cassette and it works just great.
10-13-14, 05:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,553
Posted By Yo Spiff

Seeking info on Bianchi Milano

I've always liked the looks of this bike and one is being advertised on my local CL. Unfortunately, it is blue rather than Celeste, and it appears to have some surface rust and a few scrapes....
09-21-14, 11:26 PM
Replies: 20,338
Views: 3,470,151
Posted By Yo Spiff

Another disguised Denali. This one has both...

Another disguised Denali. This one has both Bridgestone and Cannondale stickers on it. I will admit, it looks pretty good in the pics. Good thing I know better.
Road bike for sale...
07-11-14, 08:49 PM
Replies: 20,338
Views: 3,470,151
Posted By Yo Spiff

Self explanatory... ...

Self explanatory...
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Forum: Texas
06-09-14, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,304
Posted By Yo Spiff

Thanks. I looked at the list of Texas rides at...

Thanks. I looked at the list of Texas rides at wheelbrothers and it appears ft. Davis cyclefest is the same weekend. I know that is a scenic and popular event, and I haven't done it before.
Forum: Texas
06-08-14, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,304
Posted By Yo Spiff

"Hale on Wheels" in Plainview TX. Anyone ridden this?

Considering doing "Hale on wheels" in Plainview Texas this september. I'm originally from the other Plainview in New York and thought it might be fun to finally visit the sister city for a bike...
04-24-14, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7,126
Views: 2,775,303
Posted By Yo Spiff

Actually, the top tube on mine worked out just...

Actually, the top tube on mine worked out just about right, and I don't have long arms. My converted Trek 900 has the bar reach good, but just a touch further than ideal. The crosscut is perfect.
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03-01-14, 08:20 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,512
Posted By Yo Spiff

Since this thread was brought back up top, I'll...

Since this thread was brought back up top, I'll add that I am still using my Chinese PBSF knockoffs on 2 bikes and they are holding up just fine.
Replies: 14
Views: 1,417
Posted By Yo Spiff

I'm 5'7" and that frame appears a little too tall...

I'm 5'7" and that frame appears a little too tall for me. I normally ride a 50-51cm frame, which on a traditionally styled road frame has enough room at the headtube to fit one or two fingjers in the...
11-07-13, 11:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,384
Posted By Yo Spiff

Not just any old breaks, ALLOW breaks. Breaks are...

Not just any old breaks, ALLOW breaks. Breaks are allowed on this bike.
11-07-13, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,296
Posted By Yo Spiff

Yes, RHM is the man for a rock hard saddle. I...

Yes, RHM is the man for a rock hard saddle. I have #35 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=35) , a recovered Selle Anatomica. The leather is thick. Haven't put enough...
Forum: Foo
11-07-13, 12:56 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 29,245
Posted By Yo Spiff

The Scion Xb looks like what I used to draw a car...

The Scion Xb looks like what I used to draw a car like when I was a small child.

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11-04-13, 01:54 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 21,622
Posted By Yo Spiff

Hadn't even known of neoprene socks. I'll have to...

Hadn't even known of neoprene socks. I'll have to go have a look and try some.
11-04-13, 11:50 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 21,622
Posted By Yo Spiff

I rode with the Exustar shoes for the first time...

I rode with the Exustar shoes for the first time yesterday morning. Temperature at 6 am was in the low 40's. (Two years ago this was the temperature that had me only wanting to get back into a warm...
Forum: Touring
11-02-13, 10:55 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,540
Posted By Yo Spiff

Another vote here for the Tamrac Zipshot. I have...

Another vote here for the Tamrac Zipshot. I have the shorter Zipshot Mini, which I carry in a water bottle. The full size Zipshot is closer to the height of a normal tripod and should still carry...
10-26-13, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,047
Posted By Yo Spiff

We have one of these racks from Allen Sports on...

We have one of these racks from Allen Sports on my wife's car. Pretty decent and easy to use. A big plus is that it folds up and stows away if desired.
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10-26-13, 03:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,673
Posted By Yo Spiff

For e-mail, web surfing and viewing documents,...

For e-mail, web surfing and viewing documents, they are very convenient and light on power demands. I have a Nexus 7 and recently upgraded to a Samsung Galaxy note 8.0. The extra inch going from 7"...
10-26-13, 11:36 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,000
Posted By Yo Spiff

I recharge my headlight after every use, even if...

I recharge my headlight after every use, even if I've just been using it in flash mode during daytime riding. My understanding of lithium ion battery behavior is that they last longer if topped off,...
10-26-13, 09:06 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,000
Posted By Yo Spiff

I started off with a 200 lumen cygolite, and I...

I started off with a 200 lumen cygolite, and I consider that fine for lit streets, but found I preferred a bit brighter on an unlit trail. I upgraded to the 400 lumen model and am pretty happy with...
10-25-13, 02:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,466
Posted By Yo Spiff

I like the Salsa tape, it is grippy on the bars,...

I like the Salsa tape, it is grippy on the bars, and stretches around bends nicely. I'd prefer it without the logo, but it's not too obnoxious. Bontrager has a very similar tape that behaves almost...
10-24-13, 10:23 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 21,622
Posted By Yo Spiff

I got the Exustar shoes in today. They don't seem...

I got the Exustar shoes in today. They don't seem to have very thick insulation, perhaps an extra layer compared to my usual riding shoes. But unlike my other shoes, they are a solid coated leather...
10-17-13, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By Yo Spiff

You may have a hard time finding a replacement...

You may have a hard time finding a replacement for an exact model. Not only do you have to find that bike, but it also has to be in the right size and in good condition.

My best suggestion is to...
10-17-13, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By Yo Spiff

As previously suggested, a hybrid or older MTB of...

As previously suggested, a hybrid or older MTB of a good make with road tires is an excellent starter bike.
Forum: Introductions
10-17-13, 07:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By Yo Spiff

Sounds like you will be a regular contributor in...

Sounds like you will be a regular contributor in the lighting & gadgets forum! Welcome aboard.
10-16-13, 01:01 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 21,622
Posted By Yo Spiff

Of course after I buy them, they offer a better...

Of course after I buy them, they offer a better deal!
Forum: Commuting
10-16-13, 10:49 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,579
Posted By Yo Spiff

I have one sitting on my shelf in the original...

I have one sitting on my shelf in the original box. It straps to an arm or a leg and has a white front and red rear light. Uses two C cells. My box has a date of 1973 on it.
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Forum: Commuting
10-16-13, 09:27 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,579
Posted By Yo Spiff

Yes, the Danger Zone. I probably don't need to...

Yes, the Danger Zone. I probably don't need to top them off as often as I do, but the brightness fades gradually, so if I wait for that I don't always notice.
Forum: Commuting
10-16-13, 08:45 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,579
Posted By Yo Spiff

A good recommendation. I've got several of the...

A good recommendation. I've got several of the PDW Danger Zone, which has two 1/2 watt LED's instead of the Radbot's single 1 watter. All of them are very bright and highly visible. A possible side...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-13, 05:10 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,579
Posted By Yo Spiff

You simply need to use what I use. Problem...

You simply need to use what I use. Problem solved. ;-**
10-15-13, 12:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,069
Posted By Yo Spiff

I've done both. I built my '92 Schwinn Crosscut...

I've done both. I built my '92 Schwinn Crosscut up from a frame I bought off of craigslist and spent 3 months finding the components I wanted on Craiglist, Ebay and swap meets. Not including the...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-13, 12:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,729
Posted By Yo Spiff

That's some serious overkill and a solution in...

That's some serious overkill and a solution in search of a problem.
10-15-13, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 897
Posted By Yo Spiff

Very unusual derailleur setup

Saw this setup at a swap meet the other day. The derailleur is attached to a braze on fitting on the chainstay, so looks to have come from the factory like this. The bike is a 90's era Schwinn...
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