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04-18-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 18,872
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Posted By bpeder

County Road 44 Between Halstad Bay and Priest's Bay.

Lake Minnetonka, Mound, MN. It's a nice 5 mile ride out to Highway 7 and back. Sunny day, low winds and the trees just coming out in green. First lap on the 2018 Bianchi Orso. Then a faster lap on...
04-07-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,468
Posted By bpeder

That was a great story! The Macintosh thing of...

That was a great story! The Macintosh thing of course goes back to the Beatles Apple Corps. And the McIntosh Labs in Binghamton go back to the '40s when a lot of our beloved old Frejus, Legnano,...
03-31-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,468
Posted By bpeder

I'll be glad to post more pics. I'm a teacher on...

I'll be glad to post more pics. I'm a teacher on spring break and I have the time! And merziac? You know your toys my friend. That's a Mcintosh C-28. It's sitting next to a MC-2105 power amp and a...
03-29-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,468
Posted By bpeder

Another thing I notice...

...now that I actually have the bike in my possession? I had commented on the color while I was still limited to only the pictures the seller had posted. Lizard Green? Yellow? Now that I can see in...
03-25-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,468
Posted By bpeder

I'm not 100% sure... So many Italian road bikes...

I'm not 100% sure... So many Italian road bikes of L'Eroica times are bellissimo for real. I think it might be something I remember Sheldon, (may he never be dropped!), Brown said years ago about...
03-22-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,468
Posted By bpeder

I thought I'd...

...bump this thread as a good place to say; "yeah, me too... 49 years later!" I went to the pound and adopted this shelter bike. Like the OP in 2016, I have been dreaming of a Frejus for many years....
08-09-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 186,683
Posted By bpeder

No.

No.
07-27-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 158,195
Posted By bpeder

​​Thanks! That's at my cabin on Lake Superior's...

​​Thanks! That's at my cabin on Lake Superior's north shore. The We-no-nah Voyager was just getting ready for a 5-day solo trip to the BDub. There's an '81 We-no-nah tandem Jensen 18 in the loft....
07-26-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 158,195
Posted By bpeder

022 and 024

022 might have saved some weight, but 23 pounds is still pretty light? And if you are running wider tires, you might be thinking of riding on gravel? In which case, you might like the frame to be...
07-05-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 158,195
Posted By bpeder

Nbd!

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NBD last Thursday. '85 Ross Signature 294. This one is stock except...
07-01-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 699
Posted By bpeder

https://photos.app.goo.gl/7nnbYUgE92AU5E3o7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/7nnbYUgE92AU5E3o7
07-01-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 699
Posted By bpeder

And the winner is... aggiegrads! My tripod tubes...

And the winner is... aggiegrads! My tripod tubes are all 1.75" OD and the spare crossbeam, (pre-drilled with .5" holes is 1.75" OD and sleeve fits inside the vertical tube in the tripod with a clamp...
07-01-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 699
Posted By bpeder

Add on repair stand clamp.

Hi. Is anyone aware of an add on style clamp that could be mounted to an existing tripod style light stand? As a musician, I have several old "Ultimate Supports" style tripods in the garage. There...
03-22-10, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,064
Posted By bpeder

OP here, I had my wrench guy at the LBS put in a...

OP here, I had my wrench guy at the LBS put in a new cartridge for way less than all the tools alone would have cost to DIM... Back to smooth pedaling and now I can just change it out again and again...
03-17-10, 12:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,064
Posted By bpeder

Thanks guys. Great responses. Yes it's a Sakae CR...

Thanks guys. Great responses. Yes it's a Sakae CR crank and the shell is 68mm. Can't tell the spindle length without popping the cranks off though. It sounds like Shimano will have me covered.
...
03-17-10, 08:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,064
Posted By bpeder

Cup and cone to cartridge: BB

Hey, does anyone know if in general, an old style cup and cone BB can be replaced with a modern Shimano style cartridge? The bike in question is an 85 Ross Mt. Hood. I suppose it will depend on how...
01-17-10, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,527
Posted By bpeder

Mercy! Nice wheels! Great post! Thank you! I'm...

Mercy! Nice wheels! Great post! Thank you! I'm inspired... I guess you could have gone for actual chrome plating but that gets murderously expensive. Although looking at that bike it would seem that...
01-16-10, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,527
Posted By bpeder

Powder Coating?

There's a thread over at MTB where they are talking about winter projects with vintage rides. I posted there but I thought I'd bring it here too.

I'm stripping my old '82 Ross Super Gran Tour XV....
01-11-10, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,617
Posted By bpeder

Cunningham Roller Cam Adjustment Directions

DMF, I'm just going to post these. You are not the only one who might like to see them. These JPEGs are courtesy of Walt @ post number 3 Walt, thanks again friend. My brakes are way better, but now...
01-11-10, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By bpeder

Yeah, like tjspie sez, the Twin Cities are in...

Yeah, like tjspie sez, the Twin Cities are in tough shape this year... I ranted about it on page 130 of the commuter forum under "How was your commute today?" The frozen rain on top of the 18" of...
01-11-10, 06:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,617
Posted By bpeder

DMF, Walt sent the info to me as JPEGs I can do...

DMF, Walt sent the info to me as JPEGs I can do the same for you. PM? See, I told Walt I'd pay it forward... And another note for anyone that knows, I just noticed that my Cunninghams have a broken...
01-08-10, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By bpeder

Go with your safest most stable ride. If that's...

Go with your safest most stable ride. If that's the bus so be it. And fenders count for less than arriving in one piece... Dirty beats banged up any day!
01-08-10, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By bpeder

Thanks! Yeah I saw that at icebike. I don't think...

Thanks! Yeah I saw that at icebike. I don't think I'm gonna open it up. I have another wheel set with a screw on free wheel that I'll set up this weekend. I was just anxious to try the new (to me)...
Forum: Commuting
01-08-10, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 271,622
Posted By bpeder

"And here I thought a pair of studded tires would...

"And here I thought a pair of studded tires would have been a waste of my $ around here for the typical winter with a couple days of snow/ice on the ground." ~ EKW in DC

Definitely NOT a waste of...
Forum: Commuting
01-08-10, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 271,622
Posted By bpeder

"WTF is it with cagers? Got honked at IN the bike...

"WTF is it with cagers? Got honked at IN the bike lane. two blinkies running in the rear, reflective bands on my ankles and messenger bag, not like they can't flipping see me..." ~ CCrew

You are...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-10, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 271,622
Posted By bpeder

Capital Y, Capital U, Capital C, Capital K YUCK!

I have never ridden in such crappy winter conditions before. We had that heavy snowstorm at Christmas. 18 inches and then rain. :notamused: That, with the bitter temperatures that followed, froze...
01-07-10, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By bpeder

Where Exactly...

Are we shooting WD 40 into our Hyperglide Cassettes/Free Hubs to try to soften up the grease that is too viscous to allow the pawls to re-engage after brief moments of coasting? Do I have to buy a...
01-02-10, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,617
Posted By bpeder

Cunningham Design Roller Cams

Can anyone share tips for effectively adjusting the spring balance on brakes like these? Sheldon talks about them as being "Diacomp" style. I get that the bearing surfaces in the bosses need to be...
Forum: Commuting
12-23-09, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 271,622
Posted By bpeder

On the ride home tonight, full dark with snow...

On the ride home tonight, full dark with snow falling on greasy pavement, I had the classic "SUV come from behind me and turn right", right in front of me as I entered an intersection. What was it...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-09, 01:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 971
Posted By bpeder

Ultramag... Yeah I was afraid of that... Besides,...

Ultramag... Yeah I was afraid of that... Besides, I think it still might tempt some of the more assholy drivers to give you even less clearance. "Who does he think he is telling me where I can drive?"
Forum: Commuting
12-20-09, 12:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,693
Posted By bpeder

Full fenders with mud flaps will help a lot. Your...

Full fenders with mud flaps will help a lot. Your chain, rear wheels, 'railers and the area where the chain stays meet the down tube will still get rasty but you yourself will stay much cleaner....
Forum: Commuting
12-20-09, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,963
Posted By bpeder

The Cane Creek grips and ends are the best....

The Cane Creek grips and ends are the best. Pricey and they don't play well, (read: "at all"), with bar end mirrors but mirrors are better on the helmet anyway, don't you think? Bar end mirrors show...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-09, 12:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 971
Posted By bpeder

Too Cool...

http://gearjunkie.com/lightlane-bike-light

But I can see it making drivers mad... Well, mad-er :rolleyes:
12-13-09, 10:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,970
Posted By bpeder

Cool man. Good thinking. I thought of trying...

Cool man. Good thinking. I thought of trying these too and I'll be interested to see what kind of feedback you get and give. I posted the other day about masks and had talked about bagging goggles...
12-11-09, 02:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,257
Posted By bpeder

Classic diagonal style Nordic skiing needs that...

Classic diagonal style Nordic skiing needs that sweet groomed track. The tracks are deep though. I can't see how anyone could or would want to ride it like a single track... It would be like trying...
12-11-09, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By bpeder

I dunno man... Hub high powder? I just don't know...

I dunno man... Hub high powder? I just don't know if there is a reasonable solution to that. We all have laboriously plowed through 6 inches and the skinny tire fat tire thing has its merits. Barely....
12-11-09, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,057
Posted By bpeder

The Ultimate Winter Face Mask...

Sorry, Iím not posting to say Iíve found one. Iím posting to shout out what it would be. Maybe if the designers of these things visit BF and see these ideas and those that others add it could help...
Forum: Commuting
12-09-09, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 271,622
Posted By bpeder

What a slog in the SW Metro of the Twin...

What a slog in the SW Metro of the Twin Cities/Minneapolis and St. Paul this morning... 10" of new snow, and north winds 25 to 35 MPH. 8 degrees F. I ride north, staright into it. New goggles fogged...
Forum: Commuting
11-25-09, 07:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,508
Posted By bpeder

Any commute on two wheels beats one on four. When...

Any commute on two wheels beats one on four. When I miss my morning ride I arrive angry. It might be like that for drivers everyday. They won't do the right thing so I guess it's up to us. Facts...
10-09-09, 12:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,075
Posted By bpeder

I just bought an Xtreme Visibility jacket. The...

I just bought an Xtreme Visibility jacket. The 2-tone bomber. These folks service the construction industry so it's not bike specific. http://www.xtremevisibility.com/outerwear.html They make them in...
08-28-09, 07:42 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 186,683
Posted By bpeder

Decals

Scrape, not to worry about your decals. Unless you really want to. I read a comment somewhere about decals that seemed wise to me. "Decals tell the person looking at the bike what to think about it...
08-17-09, 06:32 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 186,683
Posted By bpeder

Beautiful!

Hey Scrape, nice bike! I think what you have there is a very clean original Ross Mt Hood. It might also be a Mt Whitney. I don't think Ross built any production signature series MTBs although I'm...
Forum: Commuting
05-30-09, 10:55 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,557
Posted By bpeder

My commute would be 10 miles each way and very...

My commute would be 10 miles each way and very pretty as it winds past Grays Bay on Lake Minnetonka here in The Twin Cites of MN. But a couple years ago a guy pulling a huge boat on a trailer...
04-28-09, 03:30 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 186,683
Posted By bpeder

Hey Y'all

I had been following this thread for years and just re-visited to see what's up. First post though. I bought my Super Gran Tour XV in '82 and it still gets me to work and back everyday. It's good to...
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