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11-20-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By rccardr

Ooooh, that’s a deal, right there. Righteous...

Ooooh, that’s a deal, right there.
Righteous seller, too.
11-20-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,474
Posted By rccardr

Cino 2016: A Harding riding a Harding ...

Cino 2016:
A Harding riding a Harding
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Dapper David at the dinner...
11-18-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,474
Posted By rccardr

Whooshiong past a group of younger riders on...

Whooshiong past a group of younger riders on carbon wonderbikes at Thunder Ridge in 2016 with you and seypat on our Ironman bikes.
They were flummoxed.
We were joyful.
11-13-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 16,412
Views: 1,715,578
Posted By rccardr

Yep, pretty much been a week of rain here, only...

Yep, pretty much been a week of rain here, only had one nice day outside.
As a result, rode 30+ miles each day in southern Ireland (Sheepshead Bay), Tuscany (an Eroica stage) and Mallorca (one of...
11-07-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 16,412
Views: 1,715,578
Posted By rccardr

Amen, bro. Have had amazing weather this week,...

Amen, bro. Have had amazing weather this week, four killer days in a row.
Got 136 miles in for the week and another gorgeous day predicted for tomorrow.
11-03-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 948
Posted By rccardr

I like TB-14's and consider them a pretty fast...

I like TB-14's and consider them a pretty fast rim. Set two PR's on the Merckx Pro-SLX on them last summer, so there's that.
Mostly though, I build with Mavic rims- Open Pro, Open Elite and CXP33....
11-02-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 632
Views: 50,882
Posted By rccardr

Barrel Bridge: ...

Barrel Bridge:
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10-30-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,669
Posted By rccardr

If a typical steel frame with normal sized tires,...

If a typical steel frame with normal sized tires, no, it will not float.
Yes, this response is based on Practical Experience.
Signed,
Mr. Scuba
10-28-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 453
Posted By rccardr

Shimano 13-28 six speed UG freewheels are out...

Shimano 13-28 six speed UG freewheels are out there. Hard to get a smaller than a 13 tooth cog on a freewheel.
10-22-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 59,015
Views: 8,693,369
Posted By rccardr

That’s a deal, right there. 531c tubing, DA...

That’s a deal, right there. 531c tubing, DA looks like new.
10-22-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,952
Posted By rccardr

Dremel with fibre cutoff wheel. High speed so...

Dremel with fibre cutoff wheel. High speed so the outer housing doesn’t melt.
Shop awl to open end hole.
Run a section of cable with a sealed end in and out a few times to polish the cut....
10-21-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By rccardr

Sure I have some at home yours for the price of...

Sure I have some at home yours for the price of postage.
We’re at the beach until the weekend.
If you don’t get any by early next week, PM me.
10-21-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By rccardr

If you can find a set of 9 speed DA bar end...

If you can find a set of 9 speed DA bar end shifters cheaper than DT shifters, the 9 speed indexing pod will slip right in to the 7400 shifter body.
Then all you need is a 9 speed chain.
Crank,...
10-21-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,512
Posted By rccardr

Bikes are much like children. They tend to get...

Bikes are much like children.
They tend to get cranky and uncooperative when asked to reside in the garage or a shed out back.
10-17-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By rccardr

Go with Conti GP 5000 S in 25. You will NOT...

Go with Conti GP 5000 S in 25.
You will NOT regret it.
10-14-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 16,412
Views: 1,715,578
Posted By rccardr

Another day's ride on the Cross County Trail,...

Another day's ride on the Cross County Trail, this time to the southern end. Clearly the older segment, mix of gravel, asphalt and concrete. Not very well maintained, with tree root bumps and much...
10-13-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 96,714
Posted By rccardr

Very much so. We make sure to grab lunch at...

Very much so.
We make sure to grab lunch at Pacifico whenever were in town.
10-11-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By rccardr

Think you’re on the right track. Square up the...

Think you’re on the right track. Square up the edges of the notches, removing as little material as possible.
Use a QR to hold the removal tool closely to the freewheel, loosen once the FW gives...
10-11-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,165
Posted By rccardr

If both are off the rack, I’d be tempted to go...

If both are off the rack, I’d be tempted to go vintage frame with modern components.
Trek 720-620, Miyata 1000, Cannondale ST, Davidson Discovery, etc. (there are bunches to choose from) with 8-9-10...
10-11-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16,412
Views: 1,715,578
Posted By rccardr

Spent a day exploring the Fairfax County Cross...

Spent a day exploring the Fairfax County Cross County Trail. This has been in development for decades and consists of existing MUPs linked by connectors, park trails, housing developments and newly...
10-09-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 16,412
Views: 1,715,578
Posted By rccardr

We've had a very mild Fall so far in this part of...

We've had a very mild Fall so far in this part of Virginia. Been cool at night, but no cold snaps/frost yet, so the leaves haven't turned much- at least not the red ones.
Some on the ground from...
10-08-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By rccardr

Sure. Do it all the time. There are minor...

Sure. Do it all the time.
There are minor differences in thickness between different 'speeds' of HG cogs, but they will still work reasonably well together.
Shimano does index the various shifting...
10-06-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9,428
Views: 931,130
Posted By rccardr

Phil, we could get together and swap bikes for a...

Phil, we could get together and swap bikes for a ride so you could see what one is like with upgrades.
Mine is set up with downtube shifted DA 9 speed.
It’s a rocket.
10-06-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,134
Posted By rccardr

Many members here ride bikes that are as good or...

Many members here ride bikes that are as good or better than new. At times, these bikes are sold.
If I were you, I’d post a WTB in the For Sale section. Be as specific as possible with regard to...
10-05-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9,428
Views: 931,130
Posted By rccardr

Yes, but the early ones with 4.5 mm bolts. Yes,...

Yes, but the early ones with 4.5 mm bolts.
Yes, maybe even some more. I ran Vittoria Rando 28s on my 85 with the original Araya rims so prolly close to an actual 28 and they ran fine.
Would make...
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By rccardr

Don’t overthink this. Buy something from a well...

Don’t overthink this. Buy something from a well know brand like that Miyata 1000, set it up to fit you properly, and then ride, ride, ride.

And then ride some more.

When you get to the point...
09-29-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 955
Views: 96,714
Posted By rccardr

Interesting choice of jersey with which to ride...

Interesting choice of jersey with which to ride through a cemetery...
Replies: 53
Views: 2,895
Posted By rccardr

Burned rafters. Univega tandems. Rims...

Burned rafters.
Univega tandems.
Rims akimbo in the grass.
A schoolbus storage unit.
I wish you luck.
09-25-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By rccardr

“Thanks Doc. At that price, it is an easy...

“Thanks Doc. At that price, it is an easy decision. I'll try to post up my comparison between these and the CC hoods when I have both.”

Just make sure you get the cheap ones if he still has them...
09-25-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By rccardr

Well, that’s clearly an 8 in the first digit...

Well, that’s clearly an 8 in the first digit position. Beats me.
What’s the spacing? In 1988, Cannondale was starting to use 128mm spacing on some frames to accommodate either 126 or 130 hubs.
If...
09-24-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By rccardr

From 86 to 92 Cannondale used two different...

From 86 to 92 Cannondale used two different serial systems. Your frame appears to have used the second system:
Single digit spacing (0= 120 or 130, 5= 135, 6= 126)
Double digit frame size in mm for...
09-24-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 421
Posted By rccardr

Take a two or three inch long, half inch diameter...

Take a two or three inch long, half inch diameter section of durable aluminum tubing.
Cut a square shaped ‘C’ section out of the middle the same size as the braze on of your frame.
Drill one hole...
09-24-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 16,412
Views: 1,715,578
Posted By rccardr

Outer Banks, NC. Daily 25-32 mile sprints, one...

Outer Banks, NC. Daily 25-32 mile sprints, one way with the wind (I so fast!) and one way against the wind (I so slow!).
...
09-23-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By rccardr

Yes! EBay seller cyclingcolors_france sells...

Yes!
EBay seller cyclingcolors_france sells excellent repops in black, white and brown. A little plastic-y, but fit properly and last well.
Cheap, too, like $14 shipped. Takes a few weeks ro...
09-14-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 347
Posted By rccardr

I wish you diid, too. Then I would get to ride...

I wish you diid, too. Then I would get to ride some of your nice Treks!
09-13-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 694
Posted By rccardr

That simply won’t work. Even if the holes are...

That simply won’t work. Even if the holes are threaded, the downtube is thin aluminum and won’t securely hold anything.
You might want to try using a piece of threaded rod between two downtube...
09-08-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,513
Posted By rccardr

We know exactly what you’re talking about. If...

We know exactly what you’re talking about.
If looking for a complete group, eBay is often still your best bet. Save a search for what you want and be patient. Really good groups in excellent...
09-06-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By rccardr

Buy this or similar: ...

Buy this or similar:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-600-AX-Aero-Shift-Lever-Down-Tube-Frame-Mount-Shifters-Vintage/303672055898?hash=item46b443d85a:g:-r8AAOSwB95fTrqz
Remove shifters. Replace...
09-05-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By rccardr

Yes, you should be able to replace that 52 with...

Yes, you should be able to replace that 52 with an 11 speed 5800 50 tooth. Will require adjusting the height of the FD, adjusting front cable, etc. but should not require a change in chain length.
09-03-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By rccardr

True. But the pods interchange, nonetheless. ...

True. But the pods interchange, nonetheless.
6,7,8,9,10 speed indexing pods all interchange with 7400 7401,7402, 7850 and 7700 levers. And Shimano 6208.
09-02-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,513
Posted By rccardr

Big, big, big Tricolor fan here- especially the...

Big, big, big Tricolor fan here- especially the later 6402 8 speed with dual pivot brakes. Have used it on dozens of bikes, never disappointed with performance.

But my all-time fave is Dura Ace...
08-31-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By rccardr

Don’t understand. Both eBay listings clearly...

Don’t understand. Both eBay listings clearly state that the hoods listed will fit a 250 lever. The seller is long established and well regarded & included a whole heck of a lot more info than most...
08-29-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By rccardr

That’s a freewheel body. Not a freehub/cassette.

That’s a freewheel body. Not a freehub/cassette.
08-29-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 995
Posted By rccardr

Realistically, upper part of the middle shelves. ...

Realistically, upper part of the middle shelves. 87 was a banner year for good Schwinn bikes- Prologue (Tange Prestige), Circuit (SLwith a Tange fork), and Paramount (Columbus SLX) all considered...
08-29-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 995
Posted By rccardr

That color combination was releasedlate in the...

That color combination was releasedlate in the model year so never made the catalogue.
Apparently some buyers/dealers found the magenta and white color combination difficult to accept.
08-28-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 995
Posted By rccardr

Major score!!!!!

Major score!!!!!
08-27-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,265
Posted By rccardr

I enjoy riding everywhere I go. And I go...

I enjoy riding everywhere I go.

And I go everywhere a lot.
08-26-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,835
Posted By rccardr

Pelizzoli 650B, 38's: ...

Pelizzoli 650B, 38's:
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Davidson DIsco Signature, 32's:
...
08-23-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 797
Views: 208,842
Posted By rccardr

Well done, sir!

Well done, sir!
08-22-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16,412
Views: 1,715,578
Posted By rccardr

The Pelizzoli and I got the MLK quote but were...

The Pelizzoli and I got the MLK quote but were both confused as to the meaning of this new piece of street art. Nevertheless, it was a lovely day for a 32 mile hilly ride...
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