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09-28-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By Dfrost

Alexthe , the significant height difference...

Alexthe , the significant height difference between the tall GB28 bag and your small frame certainly poses decaleur challenges.

gugie /Mark Guglielmana may have ideas how to make that work, as...
09-26-20, 12:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 471
Posted By Dfrost

Did you look at that Flickr album of Gugie’s...

Did you look at that Flickr album of Gugie’s racks that I linked? Not sure that a Google search would reveal it, but you might try Gugificazione instead.

No, the Dock-It won’t work with your bag...
09-25-20, 11:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 471
Posted By Dfrost

bulgie , I tried a Dock-It when gugie did my fork...

bulgie , I tried a Dock-It when gugie did my fork mods and racks in 2017, but the Waxwings bag wasn’t all that stable against steering inputs unless all four underside Velcro straps were thoroughly...
09-25-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 471
Posted By Dfrost

Youíll get more comments if you start a new...

Youíll get more comments if you start a new thread with your question, rather than semi-burying it in a thread that isnít quite relevant.

Regardless, thumpism ís suggestions are good ones.
09-25-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,829
Posted By Dfrost

You do know that this thread is 14 years old,...

You do know that this thread is 14 years old, right?

Not sure any of those members posting are still active on C&V. But perhaps your question/comment is of interest to active members, regardless.
09-25-20, 01:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 209
Posted By Dfrost

Lots of manufacturers make adapters to attach a...

Lots of manufacturers make adapters to attach a braze-on FD on a frame without the braze-on fitting. Quite a few in this list. Make sure you get one for a 28.6mm ST.
...
09-25-20, 12:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 471
Posted By Dfrost

Not possible to change to cantilevers without...

Not possible to change to cantilevers without brazing on canti posts, followed by repaint or powder coat of the brazed area.

The VO Constructeur Front Rack will work with your existing brakes...
09-24-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2,394
Views: 781,908
Posted By Dfrost

How about clear nail polish as a longer-lasting...

How about clear nail polish as a longer-lasting rust prevention?
09-24-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 623
Posted By Dfrost

Those are narrow rims for those fatter tires, not...

Those are narrow rims for those fatter tires, not unsafe, just narrow.

Many of the Panaracer-branded tires (Pasela, Gravelking, T-Serv) in my experience seem to run a little small in width,...
09-24-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 770
Posted By Dfrost

Looks great, and plenty of room for bigger tires,...

Looks great, and plenty of room for bigger tires, and/or fenders, which wouldnít be a possibility on your Klein Performance
09-24-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,886
Posted By Dfrost

This ‘87 Marinoni SLX Sports Tourer is clearly,...

This ‘87 Marinoni SLX Sports Tourer is clearly, but just slightly my favorite over the Miyata 912 with Gugificazione!

The Miyata is very good, as the many 912 owners on this forum will attest,...
09-23-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By Dfrost

Looking closer at the original pic, the rack...

Looking closer at the original pic, the rack horizontal attachments are stainless “straps” that can easily be bent and moved on the rack to rotate the rack toward horizontal.

Didn’t suggest that...
09-23-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 4,420
Posted By Dfrost

Fenders could be going fast! If you have...

Fenders could be going fast!

If you have trouble finding new fenders, we still have quite a few used left over from the Bike Works Warehouse Sale last Sunday.

https://bikeworks.org
Replies: 23
Views: 747
Posted By Dfrost

[QUOTE=cdgeorge;21709696]Interesting that you...

[QUOTE=cdgeorge;21709696]Interesting that you think the build is 'meh' from this collectable brand.

I can't find that exact Holdsworth bike on the net - anyone guess the year and model so I can...
09-23-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 554
Posted By Dfrost

+1 on that particular Fiz’ik white tape. Taped...

+1 on that particular Fiz’ik white tape. Taped the bars with it in 2017, maybe wiped it down once, might replace it this year with more of the same.

Here it is from your neighbor, Andy (whenever...
09-23-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By Dfrost

Looks like a nice bike, but a bit small if the...

Looks like a nice bike, but a bit small if the saddle and bar height are adjusted for you.

Dual pivot calipers with good pads would greatly improve the braking. Those may be the original, and...
09-23-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 475
Posted By Dfrost

I used the “Cyclocross” version of those Kool...

I used the “Cyclocross” version of those Kool Stop pads with the Dia Compe G version of that brake.

https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=31465&category=36

This...
09-17-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 982
Posted By Dfrost

I don’t own a Gen 2 VO post, so have to judge...

I don’t own a Gen 2 VO post, so have to judge from their website pics and user photos. On the Gen 1, the seat clamping pieces have a convex surface on the underside, and corresponding concave...
09-17-20, 12:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 391
Posted By Dfrost

8-speed chain would work fine. 9-speed would...

8-speed chain would work fine. 9-speed would probably also be great. My sense is that folks worry way too much about newer, higher cog count chain width compatibility with older cranksets. Of course...
09-16-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 391
Posted By Dfrost

Doubt there will be a problem, assuming...

Doubt there will be a problem, assuming sufficient lateral travel.
09-16-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,278
Posted By Dfrost

As I said, crank brand and tooth count, and FD...

As I said, crank brand and tooth count, and FD don’t matter. Sachs (or Campy Ergo of this era) shift doubles and triples just fine. The only way I’ve found to be sure of cog spacing compatibility...
09-16-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,278
Posted By Dfrost

I suspect that your later Sach NS Ergo brifters...

I suspect that your later Sach NS Ergo brifters are Shimano 8-speed (4.8mm) compatible, not Campy 8 (5.0mm). That is a good thing IMHO since Shimano hubs, cassettes, and compatible loose cogs are...
09-16-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 982
Posted By Dfrost

The Truvativ very long setback post, in the...

The Truvativ very long setback post, in the 26.8mm needed for the Miyata, was originally a black shaft, as in this photo.
...
09-16-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 982
Posted By Dfrost

The 1st gen VO posts used one forward, one aft...

The 1st gen VO posts used one forward, one aft bolt as in photo below so tilt adjustment can be very subtle and precise, like the race face you describe. Seems like they fixed something for gen 2...
09-15-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 831
Posted By Dfrost

For C&V bike scientists everywhere, I conducted...

For C&V bike scientists everywhere, I conducted an experiment with my Dia-Compe G brazed post centerpull, entirely removing one spring.
...
09-15-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 982
Posted By Dfrost

Don’t know about “everyone”, but I prefer...

Don’t know about “everyone”, but I prefer two-bolt posts (1st gen VO Long Setback is a favorite) because the saddle angle can be easily and finely adjusted without disturbing anything else, quite...
09-15-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 831
Posted By Dfrost

Pretty sure that mine is a centerpull (takeoff...

Pretty sure that mine is a centerpull (takeoff from a Centurion Pro-Tour, courtesy of gugie )

https://photos.smugmug.com/Bicycles/Camera-Awesome-Photos/i-PsC64x9/0/8cbe0a9c/L/IMG_4497-L.jpg...
09-15-20, 12:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 831
Posted By Dfrost

Hmm... Now will the test engineer in me (favorite...

Hmm... Now will the test engineer in me (favorite role for much of my career) cause me to screw up one side of my own brazed post Dia-Compe G brake to see what happens?





Naw! I’m retired.
...
09-15-20, 12:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,080
Posted By Dfrost

Single sail, lateen rig. Note reference to...

Single sail, lateen rig. Note reference to Sunfish in the caption for the illustration.
09-14-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,080
Posted By Dfrost

My Dad and I raced Sunfish, and the narrower...

My Dad and I raced Sunfish, and the narrower cockpit-less Sailfish for many years on our neighborhood lake SW of Denver. Serious fun, nowhere near the money pit of larger boats.

Bike content: As...
09-14-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 831
Posted By Dfrost

Dia-Compe Gís for brazed posts have the same...

Dia-Compe Gís for brazed posts have the same alignment pin between brake arms as Weinmann.
09-12-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 831
Posted By Dfrost

Weinmann 610 and 750 center pulls, likely...

Weinmann 610 and 750 center pulls, likely available for cheap/free at your local coop, use red plastic bushings that are an exact replacement.
09-12-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 831
Posted By Dfrost

And that the rim is properly centered on the hub?

And that the rim is properly centered on the hub?
09-12-20, 12:34 AM
Replies: 806
Views: 209,473
Posted By Dfrost

Surprisingly still 27x1-1/8”. Yes, that is a...

Surprisingly still 27x1-1/8”. Yes, that is a Dura-Ace crankset that I had in my stash that fit the existing BB nicely. And her Brooks Team Pro dates back to when I was doing the first round of...
09-11-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By Dfrost

A beautiful scenic spot overlooking the north end...

A beautiful scenic spot overlooking the north end of Puget Sound on Chuckanut Drive. Here with the Marinoni:
...
09-11-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 806
Views: 209,473
Posted By Dfrost

Why refinish? That one looks great, unless the...

Why refinish? That one looks great, unless the other side has more to to the story. And black is so easy to touch up.

Those Miyata paint jobs are amazingly durable. Here’s my ‘79 912 with original...
09-11-20, 12:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 893
Posted By Dfrost

That’s a great video compilation. She had some...

That’s a great video compilation. She had some great lines on Game of Thrones.
09-10-20, 12:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,444
Posted By Dfrost

About forward positioning: I used an M18 rack...

About forward positioning: I used an M18 rack briefly, and drilled another hole in the L-bracket to move the rack closer to the HT. The limit was the front brake. The material used for that L-bracket...
09-09-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 30,794
Posted By Dfrost

This one gets compliments from both cyclists and...

This one gets compliments from both cyclists and other road users. That big rando bag draws them in, I expect. Apologies for posting it so often lately.
...
09-09-20, 01:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 258
Posted By Dfrost

Look for 110 mm BCD cranks, often listed as...

Look for 110 mm BCD cranks, often listed as 110/74 (74mm being the granny ring bolt circle), but you don’t have to put on a granny ring. There are plenty of those in silver. Excellent high quality...
09-07-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,211
Posted By Dfrost

I’ve never been a “gruppo” kind of guy, ever...

I’ve never been a “gruppo” kind of guy, ever since I mixed Phil hubs and BB on my then new ‘72 Masi GC.

But I do love the Sachs New Success Ergo shifting on every bike for the last 25 years,...
09-07-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,227
Posted By Dfrost

I loved a ‘92 Klein Performance for over ten...

I loved a ‘92 Klein Performance for over ten years and 38,000 miles, including innumerable fast-ish group rides, many centuries, and credit card tours across the top of Washington state, SE France...
09-07-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 821
Posted By Dfrost

This 1979 Miyata 912, bought new when I worked in...

This 1979 Miyata 912, bought new when I worked in Boulder, CO, has gone through four major generations. It was improved throughout Generation One with many component changes, including seatpost -...
09-07-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,227
Posted By Dfrost

Here’s the Gugificazione approach I used to do...

Here’s the Gugificazione approach I used to do that with the ‘79 Miyata 912, now as my rain and travel bike. All the work that gugie performed was on just the fork: re-raked for lower trail, braze-on...
09-07-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,227
Posted By Dfrost

Duplicate post with the one below. Sorry

Duplicate post with the one below. Sorry
09-05-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,933
Posted By Dfrost

I've been using 8-speed Sachs Ergo shifting...

I've been using 8-speed Sachs Ergo shifting (Campy Ergo with slightly different spacing) for over 25 years. Very easy to set up, and I might tweak the rear adjustment once/year.
09-05-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 639
Posted By Dfrost

I’m envious! Have a wonderful trip, take lots of...

I’m envious! Have a wonderful trip, take lots of pictures for us as vicarious travelers. Try not to eat and drink too well!
09-04-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 639
Posted By Dfrost

+1 to that. We credit card toured for three weeks...

+1 to that. We credit card toured for three weeks through Tuscany, Umbria and Marche in 2001 and found Italian drivers to be just as extremely respectful as the French drivers we’d encountered on a...
09-03-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 203,867
Posted By Dfrost

Iíve wondered the same and offered to start one...

Iíve wondered the same and offered to start one as another highly satisfied customer, but he asked me to not do so. Heís also highly likely to answer that question himself!
09-02-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,444
Posted By Dfrost

Here you go: ...

Here you go:
https://www.rivbike.com/products/nitto-rack-hardware-42cm-straight-struts-pair-20077
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