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06-08-21, 05:55 PM
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Posted By kirke

Good tip, I'll do that now. Thanks!

Good tip, I'll do that now. Thanks!
06-08-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4,118
Views: 392,475
Posted By kirke

Wow, that's exactly what I'm after! If only it...

Wow, that's exactly what I'm after! If only it was a size bigger! Thanks for throwing it out there, but I'll pass.
06-07-21, 02:57 PM
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Posted By kirke

Curious to know - do you think there is room...

Curious to know - do you think there is room enough for full fenders on your Trek 950 with the 2.1" Gravelkings if one were to use canti brakes instead of V's?

[QUOTE=AlmostGreenGuy;22086156]It's...
06-04-21, 05:59 PM
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Posted By kirke

Still looking for a 1989/1990 Trek 990/970/950...

Still looking for a 1989/1990 Trek 990/970/950 frame in the 22" size - something with about a 58cm top tube.
Would prefer just the frame or frame/fork. Paint condition does not matter as long as...
05-19-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By kirke

Perfect! These don't have a geo chart, but the...

Perfect! These don't have a geo chart, but the 1983 catalog describes the Stumpjumper as having '68.5/70 degree frame geometry' so I'm assuming that head and seat tube. 1984 catalog boasts of...
05-19-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By kirke

Thanks for the links, above. That helps a bit. ...

Thanks for the links, above. That helps a bit.

Mostly I'm trying to find some geometry charts for the early Stumpjumper - there are a couple for sale but listings don't have top tube lengths and...
05-18-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By kirke

Early 1980s Specialized Catalogs?

Does anyone know where there are some early 1980s Specialized catalog scans online? I'm specifically looking for specs on the Stumpjumper from like 1982-1985 or so.

Thanks!
04-26-21, 05:19 PM
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Views: 392,475
Posted By kirke

Good info to know! Seems like the stock across...

Good info to know!
Seems like the stock across the range is very low everywhere right now. I've ridden a few different Brooks, but never a titanium rail version and would like to give it a shot....
04-26-21, 03:54 PM
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Views: 392,475
Posted By kirke

I've got a NOS Campagnolo Chorus Crankset, 10...

I've got a NOS Campagnolo Chorus Crankset, 10 speed, 175mm. Willing to sell, looking to trade for a very lightly used Brooks B-17 with titanium rails. Would be open to a Pro model, if it has saddle...
03-09-21, 04:00 PM
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Posted By kirke

Looking for a 1989/1990 Trek 970 or 950 frame in...

Looking for a 1989/1990 Trek 970 or 950 frame in the 22" size - something with about a 58cm top tube.
Would prefer just the frame or frame/fork. Paint condition does not matter as long as there are...
07-16-15, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 796
Posted By kirke

I'm not a huge proponent of it, but I am building...

I'm not a huge proponent of it, but I am building this bike up for someone and that is what it requested, so I am trying to make it happen!
07-16-15, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 796
Posted By kirke

Jeirvine: Great, that's all I need to hear, I'll...

Jeirvine: Great, that's all I need to hear, I'll give it a shot. I'll update this thread if all works out and functions well.
07-16-15, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 796
Posted By kirke

I came across the IRD as well, but since this is...

I came across the IRD as well, but since this is a 1x9 setup I just need the right shifter mounted to the stem.
Can you remove the left side mount from this IRD version?
07-16-15, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 796
Posted By kirke

Paul Thumbies as Stem Mounted Shifters?

I am building up a 1990s Specialized Sirrus frameset as a 1x9 commuter and am toying around with the idea of stem mounted shifters.

Would it be possible to clamp a Paul Thumbie mount on a 1" quill...
07-11-15, 03:35 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,312,156
Posted By kirke

ISO: Looking for a 48-50cm steel frameset. ...

ISO:
Looking for a 48-50cm steel frameset.
Specifically something with a 52cm top tube.


Clearance for 25-28mm tires would be great, as would fender/rack brazeons.


Let me know what you...
02-23-13, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,312,156
Posted By kirke

Where did you find this? I am looking for the...

Where did you find this? I am looking for the same thing, and all that comes up is either stock Campagnolo rings (which are either too big or too small) and TA rings, which seem to come in limited...
02-21-13, 08:46 PM
Replies: 15,283
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Posted By kirke

WTB: frameset with 58cm top tube. Preferably late...

WTB: frameset with 58cm top tube. Preferably late 80s/early 90s steel. Internal rear cable routing/130mm rear spacing/cheesy neon paint job. You get the idea. Let me know if you have something!...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,295
Posted By kirke

Thanks for the replies, y'all.

Thanks for the replies, y'all.
Replies: 9
Views: 1,295
Posted By kirke

1970s Proteus - Small Women's Frameset, Reynolds 531

Hi there!
I have this very, very small Proteus frame from the 1970s and am curious as to how much it might be worth. It seems like with frames of this size, it can either help or hurt the value.
...
06-19-12, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,535
Posted By kirke

Surly Steamroller fork seems like a great option....

Surly Steamroller fork seems like a great option. Thanks!
06-17-12, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,535
Posted By kirke

Fork Options for Pake Rum Runner

I am looking to purchase a cheap track frame and am leaning towards the steel Pake.

The only thing I don't really care for is the straight blade fork that is offered with it.
BUT! I am having...
05-26-11, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15,283
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Posted By kirke

Have: An Acorn Bags medium saddle bag. Bought...

Have:
An Acorn Bags medium saddle bag. Bought last year, never used!
Its this bag in the tan canvas: http://www.acornbags.com/medbag.html
I have pics if you need them.

Looking for:
Ritchey...
02-28-11, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,312,156
Posted By kirke

Have: Campagnolo Chorus 10 speed shifters,...

Have:
Campagnolo Chorus 10 speed shifters, alloy levers. Installed, barely ridden. Like NEW!
Campagnolo Chorus 10 speed rear derailleur. Short cage, alloy. Like NEW!
Campagnolo Chorus 10 speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-10, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2,076
Views: 479,231
Posted By kirke

My 1990-1991 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra built up...

My 1990-1991 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra built up with full 10-speed Campagnolo Chorus:
169289
http://www.flickr.com/photos/29013921@N00/49288
http://www.flickr.com/photos/29013921@N00/49288...
08-26-10, 08:45 AM
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Posted By kirke

Thanks gomango! The frame is a 60cm seat tube...

Thanks gomango! The frame is a 60cm seat tube c-t-c, top tube 58 c-t-c. The serial number is 0X-7176-C. "0X" denotes a 60cm Corsa Extra, the "C" narrows it down to a 1990 or 1991 birth date, and who...
08-26-10, 07:44 AM
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Views: 227,969
Posted By kirke

Here is my 1990 or 1991 Merckx Corsa Extra....

Here is my 1990 or 1991 Merckx Corsa Extra. Bought the frame from a person who got it new from Colorado Cyclist in 1994 and kept it in the box the whole time. It still had the original factory foam...
07-29-10, 08:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,959
Posted By kirke

Kurt, I agree Sachs quote is ambiguous...

Kurt,
I agree Sachs quote is ambiguous rhetoric, but I think it hints at the idea that a frame is more than just the sum of it's parts. And I think there is some truth to that notion.
07-28-10, 10:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,959
Posted By kirke

As mentioned somewhere in this thread earlier, to...

As mentioned somewhere in this thread earlier, to me it seems like the differences between a tubing like SL or SLX are fairly insignificant in contrast to frame construction and geometry in terms of...
07-28-10, 06:03 PM
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Views: 3,959
Posted By kirke

Actually, Columbus did make tubesets specifically...

Actually, Columbus did make tubesets specifically for track bikes - PL and PS and Record. Here is a catalog scan from the 70s:...
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Views: 1,455
Posted By kirke

Very cool! It seems like vintage cyclocross bikes...

Very cool! It seems like vintage cyclocross bikes are hard to come by. I have seen a few Gazelles and a Pinarello, but this is a really cool example. Way to go!
07-26-10, 05:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 790
Posted By kirke

Then it may very well be a Viner. I'm sure they...

Then it may very well be a Viner. I'm sure they didn't include star lug cutouts on all of their models. The only examples I have seen have them, so thats why I mentioned it.

If it is a Viner, I...
07-25-10, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 790
Posted By kirke

I don't think its a Viner, as those usually will...

I don't think its a Viner, as those usually will have star cutouts in the lugs and on top of the fork crown.

The lack of downtube shifter bosses suggest it could be a mid to late 1970s frame.
...
07-23-10, 12:23 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,391
Posted By kirke

Mercians are often hard to pin down as far as...

Mercians are often hard to pin down as far as models go, because these bikes are most often sold as custom framesets. Best thing to do is check out:
http://www.merciancycles.co.uk/
or some older...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-10, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2,076
Views: 479,231
Posted By kirke

^^^Does that Merlin have a 650c rear wheel?

^^^Does that Merlin have a 650c rear wheel?
07-18-10, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,312,156
Posted By kirke

Really, really, really want: Eddy Merckx bar...

Really, really, really want:

Eddy Merckx bar end plugs. Get in touch if you have some or know where to get them. They are the finishing touch on my 1990 Corsa Extra.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-10, 05:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,275
Posted By kirke

Gonna be full Campy? Maybe go with a rad Italian...

Gonna be full Campy? Maybe go with a rad Italian titanium De Rosa or Tommasini?
http://www.derosanews.com/
http://www.tommasini.com/eng/titanio1.php

Or stay Made is USA with a Moots, Serotta, or...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-10, 06:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 790
Posted By kirke

If you want even deeper, get an old set of...

If you want even deeper, get an old set of Cinelli Campione del Mondo bars, which have a drop of 158mm....
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By kirke

I would probably part this bike out. Sell the...

I would probably part this bike out. Sell the frameset, headset, and bottom bracket together. Then sell the wheelset, Thomson post, and crankset seperately.

Just a guess, but I would think if you...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,071
Posted By kirke

I don't really feel like there is a cutoff -...

I don't really feel like there is a cutoff - "classic" is a very loose term that is stretched all the time in the C&V forum. I think it has everything to do with an aesthetic and approach to bikes,...
07-16-10, 01:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,605
Posted By kirke

I have often thought about wrapping cloth tape...

I have often thought about wrapping cloth tape over some nice cork tape. I would also love to hear the result if anyone has tried this.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-10, 03:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,471
Posted By kirke

Unless you have test ridden both, I don't think...

Unless you have test ridden both, I don't think you can assume anything about the ride quality. That will have a lot to do with geometry and your fit on the bike and not just steel v. carbon.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-10, 08:56 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 19,077
Posted By kirke

Tommasini: ...

Tommasini:
http://www.tommasini.com/eng/telai.php
07-13-10, 04:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 848
Posted By kirke

This answer is obvious...Campagnolo always looks...

This answer is obvious...Campagnolo always looks better. I think particular the "differential" brakesets of the early 2000s:
http://www.bikyle.com/images/Parts/Campy_Chorus_brake_06.jpg

Of...
07-11-10, 06:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,016
Posted By kirke

Thanks for the replies so far everyone. The...

Thanks for the replies so far everyone. The Sheldon article was immensely helpful, as always.

The TRPs are much too expensive for this project, but thanks for the link. I will check out the...
07-10-10, 04:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,016
Posted By kirke

Cantilever Decision: Shimano or IRD?

I am thinking of building up a cross-ish commuter bike with some parts I have laying around. However, I do not have any cantilever brakes and have never used them before.

After doing some...
07-10-10, 03:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,597
Posted By kirke

I vote for keeping the Circuit and building it up...

I vote for keeping the Circuit and building it up with (more) modern stuff for longer weekend rides. Brifters, 9 or 10 speeds, etc.
07-10-10, 03:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,710
Posted By kirke

Yikes! Yes miamijim warned me about this problem...

Yikes! Yes miamijim warned me about this problem once when I was considering purchasing a Miyata 912.
So is this kind of failure possible for ALL Miyatas with internal cable routing or just some...
07-10-10, 11:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,492
Posted By kirke

My partner just purchased a Some mixte, and...

My partner just purchased a Some mixte, and waited until the new 2010 models because it is now offered in a very nice graphite with black downtube band:
http://www.somafab.com/bv_graphite_fork.jpg
...
07-09-10, 05:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,492
Posted By kirke

Very nice build! The new 2010 Soma models with...

Very nice build! The new 2010 Soma models with the real metal headbadges are awesome! Here is a pic of my Soma Stanyan:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4057/4524687274_f0e82654aa.jpg
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