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09-27-20, 01:41 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,885
Posted By Andy_K

My favorite in my 1970-something Stella SX-76 ...

My favorite in my 1970-something Stella SX-76

https://live.staticflickr.com/1811/42337419310_cc19511d3b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27vdkKm)

It's not my best riding bike, but I love it for a whole...
09-23-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,653
Posted By pcb

Jeez, congealed maple syrup makes Rivendell-y...

Jeez, congealed maple syrup makes Rivendell-y beeswax seem....I dunno....high tech?

On the one hand, if you're desperate for sustenance, you can lick your dropout screws. On the other hand, in the...
09-22-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 770
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Here's the lipstick you mentioned but this is...

Here's the lipstick you mentioned but this is definitely no pig. On big framed touring bikes I much prefer straight gauge tubing. The butted tubing loaded tourers are too flexible for me. Cantilevers...
09-21-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By 70sSanO

Shimano Hubs - Freehub Bodies

I'm sure someone has posted this information before, but I thought it might be useful to someone.

I recently had a couple of projects I had been pondering. One was replacing a free hub on a 7...
09-20-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 4,409
Posted By gugie

Andy_K, our friend John and I did a Neal Lerner...

Andy_K, our friend John and I did a Neal Lerner Invitational ride (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1097120-pdx-march-19-nlerner-town-ready-ride.html), but rather than stop at the South...
09-19-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 4,409
Posted By Andy_K

It's a little known fact that only five or six...

It's a little known fact that only five or six people are rioting. The rest of us are still doing more traditional Portland things like being passive-aggressive about other people's ethical choices,...
09-19-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,290
Posted By nlerner

That Moto got flipped faster than gugie reaching...

That Moto got flipped faster than gugie reaching for the last piece of bacon.
09-17-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 553
Posted By nlerner

I think I see northbend in the lead.

I think I see northbend in the lead.
09-16-20, 02:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,344
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Well it's been a month since the last...

Well it's been a month since the last correspondence and much has been done to pair down and sort out which frames go and which stay. The Paramount enjoys Di2 life and looks devastating in that black...
09-15-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,080
Posted By rhm

https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6d637b3127ccee...

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09-15-20, 12:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,080
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I had the great good fortune to spend my youthful...

I had the great good fortune to spend my youthful summers on a lake with first an old rowboat that my dad converted to a little sailboat (daggerboards fitted with plumbing parts), then an El Toro...
09-09-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,364
Posted By ThermionicScott

Little-known fact: gugie is also the drummer for...

Little-known fact: gugie is also the drummer for The Dream Syndicate (under an alias, of course!):
...
09-09-20, 02:52 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,211
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Yet another 6400 600 fan for all the reasons...

Yet another 6400 600 fan for all the reasons mentioned. Beautiful, accurate, and robust.
7400 (7402 specifically) Dura-Ace is another groupset that I do like a lot, but ultimately wish to make it a...
09-08-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 203,855
Posted By natterberry

Current 82 614 setup: ...

Current 82 614 setup:


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08-29-20, 01:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 908
Posted By Andy_K

Plausible. I'll accept the headset as a gift of...

Plausible. I'll accept the headset as a gift of appreciation for the beer. ;) I fear you'll find no such offering for the hospitality you've shown me in Port Angeles.
08-29-20, 12:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 780
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Oh, man. You bought a bunch of upside down...

Oh, man. You bought a bunch of upside down stuff. :(

Look, I'm your friend, so I'll take it off your hands and we'll never mention this to anyone.
08-28-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By cooperryder

Thanks for posting this. I relate to this...

Thanks for posting this.
I relate to this statement from the article big time!
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"For all the subsequent tests, I installed 24 tooth granny chainwheels, 34 tooth large cogs,...
08-27-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,105
Posted By rccardr

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

I enjoy riding everywhere I go.

And I go everywhere a lot.
08-27-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,105
Posted By iab

Ummmm... Isn't that the point? I'd rather...

Ummmm... Isn't that the point?

I'd rather spend my money on a different riding experience than doing the same thing day in and day out. My hero in this regard is Doc. He is galavanting across...
08-22-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,336
Posted By Narhay

Simplex Retrofriction Brooks saddles Velo...

Simplex Retrofriction
Brooks saddles
Velo Orange anything
campy nuovo record
Panaracer paselas
Centurion ironmen
Bridgestone xo-1
red italian bikes, especially sl or Slx tubing
lined, low...
08-21-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 864
Posted By Salamandrine

A wheel being built has to be taken out of the...

A wheel being built has to be taken out of the stand periodically to check dish with a dedicated dishing tool. Even with a pro Park truing stand, you need to take the wheel out to check the dish with...
08-19-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,737
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Miyatas Ive owned (or still do)... 84 310 ...

Miyatas Ive owned (or still do)...
84 310
84 610
85 710
86 710
91 1000LT

Treks...

78 706
08-19-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,737
Posted By Salamandrine

it's a little hard to generalize. The Treks...

it's a little hard to generalize. The Treks before 1984 were more of an almost boutique maker, like Bob Jackson or something. They were sort of unique in that they were an American factory making top...
08-19-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,737
Posted By bikemig

I worked in a shop in the 80s that sold Miyatas...

I worked in a shop in the 80s that sold Miyatas and Treks. I like Treks and own and ride a few. I raced on a team miyata which was a terrific bike.

Both Trek and Miyata were excellent...
08-17-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,029
Posted By nlerner

I didn’t race back in the day, and I don’t race...

I didn’t race back in the day, and I don’t race now, so I’ve never quite understood the need to index performance/bikes/components to what racers might use or need. But I can tell you that when I...
08-16-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,975
Posted By pcb

This, all freakin' day long. I'm always...

This, all freakin' day long. I'm always amazed/thrilled at how little it can cost to land a really well-made handbuilt frame from one of the lesser-known US builders. Then I'm always...
08-16-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2,394
Views: 781,888
Posted By pcb

At this point in time, the way it works is all...

At this point in time, the way it works is all the bikes with modern-ish components are 1x, and the vintage builds are all double/triple.

Part of this scheme is experiential, meaning when I jump...
08-16-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 96,796
Posted By SuperLJ

Here's my contribution - a 2016 Nobilette. I...

Here's my contribution - a 2016 Nobilette.

I spent many years collecting parts for what would be my "ultimate" bike, financing them almost entirely by selling stuff on eBay. As far a ride quality...
08-15-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 371
Posted By Andy_K

Sure! Re-rake the handle. Internal wiring for...

Sure! Re-rake the handle. Internal wiring for headlight and taillight with a generator hub. Maybe add some fenders....
08-13-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,029
Posted By iab

I don't understand the posts claiming new stuff...

I don't understand the posts claiming new stuff isn't reliable. I'm using 10-year-old Super Record, thousands of miles, its bulletproof (knock on wood). The steel frame that has the SR did fail...
08-13-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,369
Posted By CriticalThought

Count me in.... love C&V motorcycles. My...

Count me in.... love C&V motorcycles.

My 1976 Moto Guzzi Lemans Mk1 Full fairing and lots of trick vintage race bits...
...
08-13-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,856
Posted By pcb

This right here is the crux of the biscuit. OP...

This right here is the crux of the biscuit. OP hasn't told us they haven't been thinking about all this, but for the record, for a newb, this is what I think should happen before searching hundreds...
08-13-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,369
Posted By Oldairhead

These are of my bike from two different years at...

These are of my bike from two different years at Eroica California. The motorbike is a 1962 BMW R60/2 and the bicycle is a 1962 Legnano Gran Premio. The bicycle is a veteran of 2 L'Eroica long...
08-12-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,029
Posted By gugie

Better? Perfectly adjusted, modern shift systems...

Better? Perfectly adjusted, modern shift systems are the cat's meow, but at the expense of complexity, cost, and the fact that in a few years there's a good chance that you won't be able to find a...
08-12-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,856
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Let's all give ourselves a round of applause, as...

Let's all give ourselves a round of applause, as we BF C&V'ers have performed yet another Blow The Single-Post OP Out Of The Water job! "Hey man, are you ready for an AVALANCHE of answers??? 'Cause...
08-12-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,029
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Thank you, Andy Antipas / sorry I was the...

Thank you, Andy Antipas / sorry I was the catalyst that dragged you into this. :)

The question, as phrased, was/is technically an objective one as it is framed with regard to performance....
08-12-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,029
Posted By tricky

Ha, agreed. Splined cartridge bearing BBs were...

Ha, agreed.
Splined cartridge bearing BBs were "meh." It just seemed to make everything more proprietary

I don't mind external bearing cranksets but they are more needy when it comes to parallel...
08-12-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,029
Posted By BFisher

Would also serve well as a personal profile on a...

Would also serve well as a personal profile on a dating app.
08-12-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,029
Posted By Andy Antipas

Dan is a friend and knowledgable bike geek, and I...

Dan is a friend and knowledgable bike geek, and I usually try to stay out of these discussions.........

However, it all comes down to individual perspectives and experience. Newer is not always...
08-12-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,856
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Welcome ChrisCranks to Bike Forums! Interesting...

Welcome ChrisCranks to Bike Forums! Interesting question, but very well stated and contextualized, thus, a good question. There are a number of '80s steel (and aluminum later on) frames available for...
08-07-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 747
Posted By PugRider

The only bike with a Campy Ergo setup I've ever...

The only bike with a Campy Ergo setup I've ever ridden was an 8-speed on a Bianchi Eros I refreshed for a friend. I just loved how the front shifter was more of a friction/microadjust, particularly...
08-07-20, 12:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,937
Posted By scozim

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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08-06-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,686
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

This is a better shot of the colors at play....

This is a better shot of the colors at play. Really though, it needs to be seen in real life, or I need to get my friend whose good with a camera to help us all out.

There are no level places on...
08-05-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 552
Posted By ofajen

Im riding a significant portion of the time on...

Im riding a significant portion of the time on crushed stone and hard pack, so Im running lower pressure than those calculators indicate. About 200 lbs total and on 700x32s I run as much as 55 psi...
08-03-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,686
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

With the bike weighing in at 21.9 lbs with the...

With the bike weighing in at 21.9 lbs with the carbon fork, anything I did was going to add weight. No matter, I was here to get it setup the way that fits me. A Brooks B17 saddle, different seat...
08-02-20, 12:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 938
Posted By merziac

You my friend have a special knack, touch and way...

You my friend have a special knack, touch and way with these things, nothing you build ever doesn't nail it.

I try to channel your deal and get crap, you sir are a lad in his own lane, you do...
07-29-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,791
Posted By RobbieTunes

Ride what you want. Want what you ride. Stick...

Ride what you want.
Want what you ride.
Stick to this rule, and be satisfied.

Like what you build.
Build what you like.
Just remember, it’s only a bike.

Oldish cool frames
Newish cool parts
07-29-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 8,149
Posted By T-Mar

You asked, so here goes: poor indexing, heavy and...

You asked, so here goes: poor indexing, heavy and mediocre brakes, hard to find Allen key size for brake cable anchor. left hand threaded crank extractor, brittle crankarm self extractor bolts,...
07-28-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7,816
Views: 2,304,470
Posted By Andy_K

I had built this as a singlespeed, just to see...

I had built this as a singlespeed, just to see how I liked the ride of it. It was nice, and I had some 4600-series Tiagra parts on the shelf, so I decided to give it gears.
...
07-27-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 8,149
Posted By RobbieTunes

I don’t buy that, given a vacuum of Italian...

I don’t buy that, given a vacuum of Italian builders, other great frames would not have occurred.

My 1985 531Pro Bob Jackson Ltd Ed. is easily equal to my SLX Merckx and Colnago of the same year....
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