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06-11-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 866
Views: 246,702
Posted By Rooney

Well, soon after posting I realized I lack a...

Well, soon after posting I realized I lack a couple fender mounting points so never mind (for the time being).

This is a bit convoluted so bear with me. Right after the most recent round of...
05-24-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 866
Views: 246,702
Posted By Rooney

Regarding the late 70s-early 80s low trail Trek...

Regarding the late 70s-early 80s low trail Trek conversions:

Can a fender fit between the chainstays before dimpling? Does dimpling the chainstays allow the fender to fit between the stays, or is...
05-20-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By Rooney

I use the Thinlines (the middle picture) on my...

I use the Thinlines (the middle picture) on my Voyageur SP due to fork clearance issues. Iíve been happy with their performance. Thereís something vaguely elegant about their long shape too.
05-19-21, 12:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By Rooney

Very timely, I just picked up an 84/85 Nishiki...

Very timely, I just picked up an 84/85 Nishiki Cresta with the same CWC marking. Good to know!
05-14-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 660
Posted By Rooney

I haven't ever found a metallic spray paint that...

I haven't ever found a metallic spray paint that has ever felt convincing. I'm sure they're out there, and there are ways to achieve a good finish, but I avoid them. I've used Rustoleum Enamel spray...
05-14-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By Rooney

They look like Dia Compe 960s. I've seen threads...

They look like Dia Compe 960s. I've seen threads that say the Dia Compe 98x range has adequate adjustment for the conversion. The Shimano Deore cantis (MC70, MT60/62, M732) are also supposedly a good...
05-13-21, 04:20 AM
Replies: 449
Views: 67,511
Posted By Rooney

Not $1,600 worth it.

Not $1,600 worth it.
05-11-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By Rooney

I have nothing to add other than to say that...

I have nothing to add other than to say that bike's color scheme is truly inspirational!
05-11-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 857
Posted By Rooney

Today, while riding (every time I'm riding,...

Today, while riding (every time I'm riding, actually), I was having this exact thought. The soft crunch of rolling over wet dirt and light gravel, small pebbles and rocks crackling against each...
05-07-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By Rooney

Haha, thank you! The 982s are visually very...

Haha, thank you! The 982s are visually very similar to the 980s, but so much cooler. I love em. There could be more derailleur surgery moving forward. Iím back and forth between a 7- or 8-speed...
05-06-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By Rooney

thorstein The quirkyness of this derailleur is...

thorstein The quirkyness of this derailleur is the key! I'm running old Cannondale bags, so I can get away with not needing the front rack, which is the biggest reason for feeling "eh" about it. For...
05-05-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By Rooney

thorstein Thank you! I spent a lot of time...

thorstein Thank you! I spent a lot of time finding and/or perfecting those specific points. I am a little torn about what to do with the front rack though, it's not as useful for my purposes as the...
05-05-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By Rooney

There hasnít been a whole lot to add lately. Iíve...

There hasnít been a whole lot to add lately. Iíve been thinking about wheels a lot but Iím not any closer to having a new set.

A couple weeks back now I picked up a 3-pulley cage and transplanted...
05-05-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7,119
Views: 680,687
Posted By Rooney

Been trying to find a set of Suntour bar ends...

Been trying to find a set of Suntour bar ends since January at a reasonable price to scavenge for one locknut. I came across a listing for this beautiful package last week. I should grab some Loctite...
05-05-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 7,860
Posted By Rooney

The pistachio green and red orange are peak 70s...

The pistachio green and red orange are peak 70s color combo; a tan/brown seat and bar wrap combo would make it undeniable. It reminds me of the hand-me-down Tupperware my parents had when I was...
05-03-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 706
Posted By Rooney

I'm digging all of the variety! I had another...

I'm digging all of the variety! I had another buggy run-in, albeit less intense, today and finally ordered a pair of safety glasses...
04-29-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 706
Posted By Rooney

Bug-Eyed: Let Me See Your Glasses

This is the first year in the past six where I'm not riding/commuting primarily in a city. It's also been almost a year since I started riding much more consistently and more for the joy of riding....
04-29-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By Rooney

Panaracer offers 33mm presta valves.

Panaracer offers 33mm presta valves.
04-25-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,158
Posted By Rooney

I just rock Vans Authentics; off-white with a gum...

I just rock Vans Authentics; off-white with a gum sole. Canít beat Ďem. Sambas are probably sturdier tho.
04-25-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,445
Posted By Rooney

My observations have been: When living in...

My observations have been:

When living in NYC, vehicles and pedestrians (outside of touristy areas) expected and knew how to react to cyclists, because they're common. After moving back to the...
04-21-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By Rooney

I had luck at Home Depot and Lowe's finding...

I had luck at Home Depot and Lowe's finding metric bolts and (metal) spacers — both available in a variety of sizes.
04-19-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,466
Posted By Rooney

I use the Jagwire Sport brake and shift (bar-end...

I use the Jagwire Sport brake and shift (bar-end shifters with the housing run fully under the tape) and haven't had problems.
04-16-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 46,023
Posted By Rooney

I'm reviving this older thread because today I...

I'm reviving this older thread because today I finally got the handlebar bag to match these panniers and saddlebag. I started searching for everything shortly after getting the bike and seeing this...
04-15-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 530
Posted By Rooney

Itís a 5/6 speed chain. After posting last night...

Itís a 5/6 speed chain. After posting last night I watched a couple videos and one said to set the outside plate parallel to the chain rings vs. the inside as I did. I tried it before going to bed...
04-14-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 530
Posted By Rooney

I had a chance to mess with the derailleur today:...

I had a chance to mess with the derailleur today:

The low limit screw was, in fact, maxed out. I tried re-aligning the cage next and realized the outer plate angles in from back to front. Next, I...
04-13-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By Rooney

If itís a keeper, do whatever you want with it....

If itís a keeper, do whatever you want with it. If itís just a project/flip/whatever, clean it up as best you can and let the next owner decide what to do with the paint and decals.
04-13-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 530
Posted By Rooney

The cage wonít shift regardless of which cog the...

The cage wonít shift regardless of which cog the chain is on while riding. Itís an old Sugino AT crankset and rings (on an 85 Schwinn Voyageur SP, so all older parts), so there could be wear. Iím not...
04-12-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 530
Posted By Rooney

thumpism — I can't get mine mounted quite as low...

thumpism — I can't get mine mounted quite as low as yours due to the RD cable being routed along the top of the chainstay. I have the FD as low as it can go while clearing the shifter cable. It's...
04-12-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 530
Posted By Rooney

Suntour Mountech FD Won't Shift to Smallest Chainring

I've had this Suntour Mountech front derailleur (bought NOS) on my bike since the beginning of the year and I've been wrestling with it most of that time. I'm running a 46-36-26 triple. The shifts...
04-05-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By Rooney

Bump Still looking for both of these bags.

Bump

Still looking for both of these bags.
04-03-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,224
Posted By Rooney

Another vote for exiting at the stem. Much...

Another vote for exiting at the stem. Much cleaner look, especially if youíre running aero brake levers too.
04-01-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 1,450
Views: 179,135
Posted By Rooney

CLAIMED I've had this Suntour Blue Line front...

CLAIMED I've had this Suntour Blue Line front derailleur languishing in my garage since January. I didn't have any takers when I tried to sell it, maybe someone will feel more compelled here;...
04-01-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7,119
Views: 680,687
Posted By Rooney

Quite an impulsive buy ó 1980 Trek 710 I'm...

Quite an impulsive buy ó 1980 Trek 710

I'm not sure if I know enough to make buying a frame and fork online a good idea, but after looking everything over I think it checks out. This will be a...
03-30-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,340
Posted By Rooney

I believe Panaracer offers a 33mm Presta valve...

I believe Panaracer offers a 33mm Presta valve stem.
03-25-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 67,511
Posted By Rooney

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/7cbe48db_f6e2_45dc_8e78_d809130380f7_335a28e4155333e2957774802bf008d40d03a772.jpeg

Quick update shot from mid-ride today, featuring...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
03-24-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 599
Posted By Rooney

I might as well put this down somewhere so that...

I might as well put this down somewhere so that it's more likely to manifest:

Do a 50-mile ride and a 100-mile ride by the year's end

I did a 33 recently, so the 50 shouldn't be too...
03-24-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,568
Posted By Rooney

Roger M — Did you mention who makes the large...

Roger M — Did you mention who makes the large chainring? I like how open and airy it looks.
03-18-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By Rooney

Ah, unfortunately, both black bags are close but...

Ah, unfortunately, both black bags are close but not quite exactly what I'm looking for.
03-16-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,238
Posted By Rooney

I feel like that's sort of the point of the frame...

I feel like that's sort of the point of the frame tho. You buy a Crust because you want a fat tire all-road bike. It's got all of the braze-ons too, and maybe the coolest bi-plane fork. It's also...
03-15-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,238
Posted By Rooney

This is the frame that made me like discs. If I...

This is the frame that made me like discs. If I ever get the money together when they're in stock, I'd buy one of these bad boys so fast!
03-15-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 859
Posted By Rooney

The 50cm may be measured from the center of the...

The 50cm may be measured from the center of the bottom bracket to the top of the top tube. I believe Cannondale sized their frames using center-to-center. The 19" frame would be 48cm, and you could...
03-15-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 449
Views: 67,511
Posted By Rooney

I think you did a great job blending modern and...

I think you did a great job blending modern and classic! Moving the canti posts to get those beautiful Dia-Compe brakes on there is a great representation of that. I'm glad I was only trying to...
03-14-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 67,511
Posted By Rooney

That's a great-looking SP! All the black makes it...

That's a great-looking SP! All the black makes it look so slick and modern. The powder coater really nailed that blue-black color too. I always love how mine will shift between the two colors...
03-14-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By Rooney

I totally understand what you're saying about the...

I totally understand what you're saying about the texture and curves. I've enjoyed using them so much I've started to get past my distaste of the large logos. You've probably already seen this...
03-14-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By Rooney

I got a pair for the exact same reason as you. It...

I got a pair for the exact same reason as you. It seems like theyíre discontinued, so you either have to set up an alert on eBay for the next time a set is listed, or make due with the 400ís. Crust...
03-13-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,909
Posted By Rooney

I know the King Cage Iris have a better...

I know the King Cage Iris have a better reputation for durability, but I love how the Velo Orange Moderniste looks. Slightly thinner tubing, a nicer looking mounting plate, and I prefer the bend...
03-08-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,972
Posted By Rooney

If it's been above freezing and the roads/paths...

If it's been above freezing and the roads/paths were clear, I've been plenty happy to ride. I'm not usually going far (10-15 miles) and ride in Vans, thick wool socks, jeans, a long sleeve...
03-02-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By Rooney

WTB: VTG Cannondale Handlebar and Trunk bags

Very specific ask here, but I figured it's at least worth throwing out a feeler.

I've been trying to complete my set of black Cannondale bags, with the house logo, for a while but the handlebar...
02-24-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 67,511
Posted By Rooney

Wow, two very fresh frames! The white lug lining...

Wow, two very fresh frames! The white lug lining on that SP blows me away every time.

I've noticed touring bikes of this era usually seem to give the top model vertical rear drop-outs, and the...
02-15-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,165
Posted By Rooney

Alas! Beauty that it is, I ride a 63.5cm VSP. Get...

Alas! Beauty that it is, I ride a 63.5cm VSP. Get a load of those fairings tho!
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