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03-24-16, 12:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,902
Posted By THEJAPINO

Very cool! My first complete build was a...

Very cool! My first complete build was a Waterford Paramount. Building the wheels are zen-like! It's great knowing that there is no other machine like the one you built with hand-picked components.
02-20-16, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1,448
Views: 480,917
Posted By THEJAPINO

i believe they are Planet bike full ATB for 26". ...

i believe they are Planet bike full ATB for 26". The planet bike website shows they fit up to 1.9" but the tires are sized 2.125". It's a tight fit!
02-19-16, 01:09 AM
Replies: 1,448
Views: 480,917
Posted By THEJAPINO

That's the original fork! Tires are 26x2.125"....

That's the original fork! Tires are 26x2.125". I'm still playing around with the tire pressure to get that nice, cushy ride!!
02-19-16, 12:06 AM
Replies: 1,448
Views: 480,917
Posted By THEJAPINO

Just added fenders last week! ...

Just added fenders last week!
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f61/thejapino/C4AEDE75-B1E3-4515-AC89-825B49D66AB5.jpg...
12-15-15, 01:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,282
Posted By THEJAPINO

I'm starting to think it is actually the bolt....

I'm starting to think it is actually the bolt. Not the length but the shape and size of the head. Here is a pic of its current brake. Look at how wide the washer is under the head:...
12-14-15, 10:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,282
Posted By THEJAPINO

Yeah, the spring ends went into their holes.

Yeah, the spring ends went into their holes.
12-14-15, 10:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,282
Posted By THEJAPINO

It seems like the older brakes actually pivoted...

It seems like the older brakes actually pivoted on the studs while the newer ones have a pivot built into the brake and just mount to the studs instead. The bike is at work so I'll have to check it...
12-14-15, 10:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,282
Posted By THEJAPINO

The bolts are fine. It's the actual studs that...

The bolts are fine. It's the actual studs that are too short for the new brake. I didn't know canti studs were different lengths.
12-14-15, 09:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,282
Posted By THEJAPINO

Canti bosses too short!

Hey guys, what's a good solution for this problem I have. I picked up an almost free set of Shimano Deore LX canti brakes that I want to use on my Univega Alpina Sport ('88?). There are older Deore...
11-26-15, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7,117
Views: 2,763,541
Posted By THEJAPINO

Happy Thanksgiving!!! Ok, rode it a few hours...

Happy Thanksgiving!!! Ok, rode it a few hours today. Everything worked as it should. A little tweaking here and there to fit!

Here it is in riding form:...
11-25-15, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7,117
Views: 2,763,541
Posted By THEJAPINO

SunLite 26x2.125 is all i could find. I picked...

SunLite 26x2.125 is all i could find. I picked them up at a co-op.
11-25-15, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7,117
Views: 2,763,541
Posted By THEJAPINO

the tires are a bit hard but I got them for a...

the tires are a bit hard but I got them for a good deal. I have a single 7s Suntour Command shifter under there pulling a Suntour XCD rear derailleur and a Hyperglide 7s cassette. Temporary bar tape...
11-24-15, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7,117
Views: 2,763,541
Posted By THEJAPINO

Before: ...

Before:
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f61/thejapino/7AAE3EA1-011E-483E-93B7-2AB0C9036EA5.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/thejapino/media/7AAE3EA1-011E-483E-93B7-2AB0C9036EA5.jpg.html)
...
09-03-13, 12:45 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 133,548
Posted By THEJAPINO

Hmmmm, I see. I have a couple friends that I...

Hmmmm, I see. I have a couple friends that I want to bring along with road gearing (tall). Which of those trails would be closer to the Golden Gate Bridge while being relatively flat? I'd like to...
09-02-13, 08:19 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 133,548
Posted By THEJAPINO

The do-it-all Schwinn is very capable of...

The do-it-all Schwinn is very capable of grinding. I'd like to fit some Hetres in there but that won't happen unless I get the chainstays dimpled.

Gravel grinding sounds like too much fun, I wish...
09-02-13, 08:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,258
Posted By THEJAPINO

I know right, here's one from 87? with an...

I know right, here's one from 87? with an interesting mix of parts.
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f61/thejapino/D750FFB0-0D0C-4CBD-BA44-9442BA0317FD-1331-000003E0BBBFF433_zps953794b8.jpg
05-25-13, 03:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 21,167
Posted By THEJAPINO

G.O.A.T. setup ...

G.O.A.T. setup
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f61/thejapino/a33bdd85.jpg
Chorus alloy 10s Ergo
Ultegra 9s long rear derailleur w/ 10t pulleys - hubbub'd
11-32 9s Shimano
Centaur 34/50 crankset
07-27-12, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8,003
Views: 2,484,713
Posted By THEJAPINO

I posted this in the 650B thread but thought...

I posted this in the 650B thread but thought it'll fit nicely in here also:
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f61/thejapino/f34edf23.jpg
07-26-12, 07:16 PM
Replies: 866
Views: 246,715
Posted By THEJAPINO

Yeah, they are so the 11-32 cassette's big cog...

Yeah, they are so the 11-32 cassette's big cog doesn't interfere with the pulley wheel. I liked the idea of having more range without having to use a MTB derailluer and keeping a compact double up...
07-25-12, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,676
Posted By THEJAPINO

I don't think they are, they may be bonded to the...

I don't think they are, they may be bonded to the downtube. I'm no Cannondale expert though, someone with a bit more knowledge will probably post soon.
07-25-12, 11:12 AM
Replies: 866
Views: 246,715
Posted By THEJAPINO

I decided to get on my bike again yesterday after...

I decided to get on my bike again yesterday after a 9 month long break from riding (work hours) and finally conquered my arch-enemy: McEwan Road! I changed the gearing early spring just to be able...
07-23-12, 05:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,533
Posted By THEJAPINO

An old belt: ...

An old belt:
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f61/thejapino/908e13c1.jpg
Wrapped around the top-tube in a certain way:
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f61/thejapino/0bf7fbc4.jpg
Looks way...
07-12-12, 01:18 AM
Replies: 8,003
Views: 2,484,713
Posted By THEJAPINO

In its latest configuration. ...

In its latest configuration.
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f61/thejapino/476dace3.jpg
04-07-12, 01:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,149
Posted By THEJAPINO

Oh, my frankenbike is a clusterbomb of mismatched...

Oh, my frankenbike is a clusterbomb of mismatched Japanese/Italian parts. It's a complete rule breaker and I LOVE it. In my eyes, she's a work of art.
04-07-12, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7,104
Views: 842,289
Posted By THEJAPINO

I received all the parts in the mail late...

I received all the parts in the mail late yesterday, had to make a quick trip to the LBS, and got to work. Oddly enough, everything came together easily. I didn't even get to ride it yet to try out...
04-01-12, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,299,759
Posted By THEJAPINO

Hi, ISO: GS medium cage 9s Ultegra or Dura Ace...

Hi, ISO: GS medium cage 9s Ultegra or Dura Ace rear dérailleur. 6500 and 7700 variety.

Have: RD-7700 SS rear dérailleur, 105 aero levers, 7s 105 dt shifters, 7s indexed bar-end shifters, 12-25 9s...
03-26-12, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 21,647
Posted By THEJAPINO

I sometimes ride for a good distance in a kit. I...

I sometimes ride for a good distance in a kit. I couldn't imagine wearing a backpack for those rides. My tools/tube/pump/keys/$ fit inside the bottle on the front holder. Some rides end near a Jamba...
03-26-12, 05:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 21,647
Posted By THEJAPINO

DIY U-lock holder. Recycled belt content

My Onguard U-lock came with this fugly mount that attaches to your frame's top tube. Sure it makes it convenient but then it's semi-permanent and kills the lines of your steed. The other option? ...
03-22-12, 11:25 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 64,971
Posted By THEJAPINO

Thanks, they are SomaFab B-line's ,650B.

Thanks, they are SomaFab B-line's ,650B.
03-22-12, 11:03 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 64,971
Posted By THEJAPINO

On a good note, someone gave me a well used,...

On a good note, someone gave me a well used, badly worn San Marco Rolls to try to save. I wish I took some pics! It had holes in the leather on every corner, cracks in the leather throughout, rust...
03-22-12, 10:39 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 64,971
Posted By THEJAPINO

Hey guys, I'm back from winter hiatus! I'm happy...

Hey guys, I'm back from winter hiatus! I'm happy to see that you folks are giving your torn saddles a second wind.

I did a Flite back in the fall and wasn't too happy with how it turned out. The...
01-04-12, 01:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,116
Posted By THEJAPINO

'86 Waterford Schwinn here: ...

'86 Waterford Schwinn here:
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f61/thejapino/0b15b399.jpg
I'll never sell this bike
01-04-12, 01:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,760
Posted By THEJAPINO

Pic of a 90* stem on a small Vitus. I believe...

Pic of a 90* stem on a small Vitus. I believe the HTA was 72*, maybe 73*.
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f61/thejapino/f7726570.jpg
12-22-11, 01:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 16,573
Posted By THEJAPINO

There are now a few manufacturers that make 26.0...

There are now a few manufacturers that make 26.0 compact bend bars. Here's a thread:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/721047-26.0-clamp-compact-handlebar
12-14-11, 11:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,656
Posted By THEJAPINO

I recovered a Ti Flite. I didn't take any detail...

I recovered a Ti Flite. I didn't take any detail pics but here is another chance to show off .. errrr ... I mean a finished pic of it on my Schwinn. ...
12-14-11, 06:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,880
Posted By THEJAPINO

My vote is for Cinelli tan cork. It's my current...

My vote is for Cinelli tan cork. It's my current favorite
12-13-11, 11:30 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,880
Posted By THEJAPINO

Looks good Andre! For the headbadge, go with...

Looks good Andre! For the headbadge, go with some automotive double-sided tape. It's tough stuff made by 3M. The actual tape is grey and the peel-away liner is red. Look for it in the local...
12-06-11, 12:12 AM
Replies: 2,004
Views: 607,168
Posted By THEJAPINO

I have this Bridgestone MB-6 frameset I won't be...

I have this Bridgestone MB-6 frameset I won't be using. I'm sure someone can use it for a winter commuter or errands bike:
ST: 47 ctt
TT: 57 ctc
...
12-04-11, 11:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,672
Posted By THEJAPINO

Didn't someone on here seal water in the tube...

Didn't someone on here seal water in the tube then threw it in a freezer for a few hours for a couple sessions? The water expanded little by little and pushed the dent out nicely.

Here is the...
12-02-11, 11:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By THEJAPINO

Shimergo variations?

I remember reading somewhere on here that you can run 10s Campy ergo with a 10s Shimano cassette using an older pre-?? Campy rear derailleur without using an alternate cable routing or a shiftmate. ...
12-01-11, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,299,759
Posted By THEJAPINO

ISO: -cantilever brakes with enough...

ISO:

-cantilever brakes with enough adjustment for a MTB 26" to 650B conversion (some Dia Compe I've heard???)
-26.2 seatpost

HAVE:

Stems (clockwise from upper right)
-chromoly 0* 25.4...
11-29-11, 01:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 657
Posted By THEJAPINO

Click the link in my signature. I'm sure...

Click the link in my signature. I'm sure recovering that saddle and not using the shell/rail depression would be ok as long as you used a good adhesive and leather! Good luck
11-26-11, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8,003
Views: 2,484,713
Posted By THEJAPINO

Gotcha, please post pics!

Gotcha, please post pics!
11-26-11, 03:15 AM
Replies: 8,003
Views: 2,484,713
Posted By THEJAPINO

NICE! I've always wanted to see those bars on a...

NICE! I've always wanted to see those bars on a build. Is there any reason why you decided to go with the Nitto's instead of any of the other 26.0 'compact' bars? Well, besides going all out and...
11-17-11, 09:09 PM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 256,703
Posted By THEJAPINO

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f61/thejapino/35...

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f61/thejapino/353bb316.jpg
11-17-11, 02:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 36,740
Posted By THEJAPINO

While looking at a bunch of saddles, both older...

While looking at a bunch of saddles, both older and modern, I noticed that the rail's range of adjustment isn't always in the same place. An example would be a couple of Selle Italia's I recovered....
11-15-11, 07:00 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,220
Posted By THEJAPINO

I always thought the biggest danger to a C&V bike...

I always thought the biggest danger to a C&V bike was:

http://1thought2many.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/hipster.png
+...
11-15-11, 02:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,743
Posted By THEJAPINO

I have that stem! It's an SR that had bad...

I have that stem! It's an SR that had bad anodizing so I stripped and polished it. I actually have two other 0* stems. One is an 85mm chromoly stem in silver and the other one is an 80mm Nitto...
11-10-11, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By THEJAPINO

Looks like a mini-velo! ...

Looks like a mini-velo!
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_hTyj3OL-9CE/TVL9tHNbVmI/AAAAAAAABFA/GKiMrDMuJgE/s1600/soma_frame_minivelo.jpg
11-09-11, 02:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,963
Posted By THEJAPINO

My vote goes for tan bar tape. Specifically...

My vote goes for tan bar tape. Specifically Cinelli natural cork. I had some scrap tan leather laying around and found a beat Flite saddle at the flea market. It all came together when I walked into...
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