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06-23-22, 11:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,231
Posted By uprightbent

Hey Burrito, just picked up a Holdsworth Mistral...

Hey Burrito, just picked up a Holdsworth Mistral and found this thread. My new bike must be a very close cousin of yours with serial number 022482. I'm just now unpacking it and sorting out the...
06-09-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,217
Posted By uprightbent

Geez that's a stunning photo pairing those sunset...

Geez that's a stunning photo pairing those sunset colors with those amazing shades on the bike!
04-17-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,867
Posted By uprightbent

They're surprisingly quiet as long as they have...

They're surprisingly quiet as long as they have some water in them, and the cage has been bent properly. When empty, they give off a hollow tinny sound which is a good reminder for me to refill and...
04-16-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,867
Posted By uprightbent

I vote for brown

I too was concerned with too much Brown redoing my 82' 728 2 years ago. Then I went all out Brown due to the Taupe head tube color. Rich old Brown Brooks, VO brown housings which have a light coffee...
04-16-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,503
Posted By uprightbent

Isn't this just for exposure?

Kinda reminds me of the entrepreneurs on Shark Tank trying to get Sharks to pay $200k for a measly 2% of their company barley turning a profit. Nobody buys in, the entrepreneur walks away empty...
04-05-22, 10:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,471
Posted By uprightbent

Don't do it-you'll age faster

I think the hybrid is bad idea. I tried some upright bars to cityfy one of my vintage road bikes and it was quite a revelation:

1. The power output sucked. I never knew how the drop bar position...
09-12-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,771
Posted By uprightbent

What's with all these blackwalls.....

I've noticed in quite a few ride pics, notably vintage or steel retro rides, a growing dominance of blackwall tires. Of course there are exceptions, especially with tubulars, but the tan sidewall...
07-19-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 964
Posted By uprightbent

Replies appreciated

Thanks as always for the great advice everyone has suggested. I think the answer for me is gonna be Berthoud's flattened stays. Now installation is gonna be a whole other thing........
07-13-21, 10:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 964
Posted By uprightbent

Berthoud-Honjo-VO ? fenders best for toe clip overlap

I've read somewhere how the Berthoud flat stays wrapping around the fender have made a real difference with clearance in reducing toe clip overlap. Maybe this was taken from early builders for that...
06-02-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,134
Posted By uprightbent

Are cheaper tires robbing your frame's ride quality?

After a lengthy rebuilding, polishing, and respoking of a particularly nice Rigida 700 wheelset from the early 80's, I've decided to keep them on the bike with such a nice finish and buttery smooth...
05-31-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,918
Posted By uprightbent

Experts strongly disagree

There's other groups far more concerned with collision avoidance than us, namely aircraft and shipping. They rely heavily on strobes and would disagree with disco reasoning. So do most fire and...
05-17-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,653
Posted By uprightbent

Too 10 bike for sure, except one thing.....

Chapman's bikes seem incredible. The one getting the lug lining is exactly what I lust for.

Except one thing. Can we stop with the seat tube lights? I'm all for retro, and I think it looks great,...
04-24-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,131
Posted By uprightbent

Thanks for your compliments Golden Boy, I somehow...

Thanks for your compliments Golden Boy, I somehow missed yours and several other replies. The fenders are Velo Orange smooth in the 37mm width which were on sale for only $50.00. I really wanted some...
Forum: Recumbent
04-24-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 22,559
Posted By uprightbent

That's funny right there

Wait-wait-wait.......YOU participated in a ride of silence?
Forum: Recumbent
04-24-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,446
Posted By uprightbent

No surprise you overlooked most of the definition...

No surprise you overlooked most of the definition beyond the first entry.
Forum: Recumbent
04-20-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,446
Posted By uprightbent

pros∑e∑ly∑tize (prŏs′ə-lĭ-tīz′) v....

pros∑e∑ly∑tize (prŏs′ə-lĭ-tīz′)
v. pros∑e∑ly∑tized, pros∑e∑ly∑tiz∑ing, pros∑e∑ly∑tiz∑es
v.intr.
1. To attempt to convert someone to one's own religious faith.
2. To attempt to persuade someone...
04-19-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,909
Posted By uprightbent

Many of us are missing the biggest cost

To those who dislike high priced bike shops, do you know of anyone who's become wealthy owning one? I suspect it's mostly the opposite. And if you're bothered by the high markup and riches to be had,...
04-12-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,109
Posted By uprightbent

How to get past 100 replies

Let's mix in some helmet safety data, some odd Grant Petersen views, electronic shifting opinions, and we'll crash the server.
02-03-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,131
Posted By uprightbent

Pics of my Trek 728 project + centerpull brake question

I'm lucky to have scored this barley ridden 1982 Trek 728. After stripping it down completely, I'm almost back to a complete bike keeping it mostly original. I've never had these "grail" brakes I've...
01-22-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,538
Posted By uprightbent

It's quite simple to me. I'm on a 28 pound bike...

It's quite simple to me. I'm on a 28 pound bike amongst vehicles ranging from 4,000 to over 40,000 pounds. Many of them are distracted AF. Cyclists need an advantage. The same reason emergency...
12-22-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,084
Posted By uprightbent

Looks like I found a twin to my 84' 610, right...

Looks like I found a twin to my 84' 610, right down to the VO hammered fenders. This one is mostly original....
12-22-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,332
Posted By uprightbent

Thanks so much for all the great advice I knew...

Thanks so much for all the great advice I knew was here, allowing me to remedy this problem today.

The dishing was the issue, as I should've mentioned I recently replaced each spoke one at a time,...
12-21-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,332
Posted By uprightbent

Thanks Bigbus. Glad to hear you also believe if...

Thanks Bigbus. Glad to hear you also believe if the wheel sits evenly between the chainstays, it can't be a dishing issue. This is what I've been assuming.
12-21-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,332
Posted By uprightbent

Wheel is tilting-dishing? bent dropout? I'm confused

Sorry for my mechanical inabilities, looking forward to the great advice always found here.....

So my back wheel on an old Trek sits squarely inside the chainstays. The dropouts are Campy and they...
11-25-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 890
Posted By uprightbent

My new to me vintage Brooks won't absorb Proofide

I scored a super nice B17 Champion Special from the late 80's with the chrome rails, in a nice dark brown patina to complement the bike I'm restoring. The Proofide I've applied seems to be sitting on...
11-25-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 832
Posted By uprightbent

Thanks for the great advice!

I drilled out the levers which didn't take much effort, so they now accommodate the modern Dia Compe adjusters nicely.

However, reading about the oddities and proprietary issues with these brakes...
11-18-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 832
Posted By uprightbent

"Grail" Gran Compe centerpulls-are they worth the headaches?

I'm lucky to have these on a 1982 Trek 728 I'm restoring, since they're original and were mostly unused. Guess I was naive about their odd sizes. Apparently the post diameter is about 1mm thinner, so...
11-12-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By uprightbent

Wow, great info, many thanks! John Thompson- the...

Wow, great info, many thanks! John Thompson- the axle photo illustrates this perfectly, never thought of shoulders in there. Assuming the axle went in first then was locked in place once the bearings...
11-12-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By uprightbent

Sealed bearing/ axle removal help

This is only my second time disassembling sealed bearings. Seem to recall last time everything unscrewed, leaving it mostly exposed, and the axle came out in the process. I'm tempted to tap this...
10-05-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 15,543
Posted By uprightbent

Please repair Riv's offerings

I'd like some Riv reparations for their odd offerings. Pics of bikes mostly being pushed up hills. Wide & weird handlebars. The too cool for helmet "rule". 12 dollar baskets on 2k bikes. What's up...
06-29-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 15,067
Posted By uprightbent

Regrets cost more than bikes

Life can be short and hard, especially now. We all know people surprised by illness and death. That said, buy whatever makes you happy with no regrets and no justification, as long as you're keeping...
06-04-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,084
Posted By uprightbent

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/2fc252fe_5bd8_4759_ac5d_332a578684d6_1e18736998bedec359caf0ac051f6c818637259e.jpeg
Love my 84' 610. I prefer my 1000, but that could...
06-02-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,017
Posted By uprightbent

Ima proud Fred as shown in this setup. Fred is...

Ima proud Fred as shown in this setup. Fred is Latin for c o m f o r t. I answer only to my perineum and spinal column. Anyone who doesn't like your setup or says to slam your stem can go FRED...
05-24-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,626
Posted By uprightbent

Kurt, as the OP I can assure you I'm not pissed...

Kurt, as the OP I can assure you I'm not pissed off, nor was this a troll. I genuinely can't understand the oddity of what they transformed into. Maybe I miss their original vintage aesthetic, which...
05-21-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,626
Posted By uprightbent

Anyone else baffled by Rivendell's photos?

I respect what they've done, but can't grasp the photos that apparently have become their odd norm?

Not a drop bar in sight. Seems like upright cruiser bars have taken over.
Helmets seem frowned...
05-14-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,553
Posted By uprightbent

I don't think it's an 89', here's my 89, they had...

I don't think it's an 89', here's my 89, they had the Miami Vice graphics
...
02-17-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,613
Posted By uprightbent

Yes, I just realized the older photo showed that...

Yes, I just realized the older photo showed that cage, which I also really liked. If you lift the bottle while itís in the cage, you can feel how itíll bob up and down.
I switched to the retro cages...
02-17-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,613
Posted By uprightbent

Wait, just noticed you have the VO Modern cage. I...

Wait, just noticed you have the VO Modern cage. I had two of those originally. I love that design, but it does not keep the bottle firmly in place, allowing it bob up and down vertically. I switched...
02-17-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,613
Posted By uprightbent

Thanks! I think I prefer the blue shade on yours...

Thanks! I think I prefer the blue shade on yours better. Regarding the Kleen Kanteen noise, I removed the hook loop on the bamboo lid since it's likely the cause of the noise. It's a tight fit, so...
02-06-20, 12:50 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,613
Posted By uprightbent

Here's my 84' 610, all dressed up after a...

Here's my 84' 610, all dressed up after a complete tear down and rebuild. Loving it.
...
02-02-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,195
Posted By uprightbent

Please help newbie decide Rad Power vs. Ariel Rider

Thanks in advance for any insight. Considering the Rad City Step-Thru, and the Ariel Rider C-Class.

So $1,499 gets me a rear hub drive and derailers on the RadCity.
Another $300 for $1,799 gets...
01-28-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,274
Posted By uprightbent

Good question, I don't think they're too...

Good question, I don't think they're too valuable. Can't recall what I got for mine, since it was grouped with some other parts, maybe $20-40 is likely, depending upon scratches. Certainly much more...
01-28-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,274
Posted By uprightbent

No, it's not. The original was black, and stamped...

No, it's not. The original was black, and stamped with the Miyata M logo, which I foolishly sold off amongst other parts. Wanting everything to be matching and bright polished silver, I usually go...
01-27-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,274
Posted By uprightbent

My Miyata 1000 & 610

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/39ccaf6b_a1b6_4d58_80b7_9b9b1b690623_3d249b7dcdfa510c09652ec00fa20bee5dc2081c.jpeg...
07-09-18, 05:30 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 16,087
Posted By uprightbent

Bike trends have officially entered the ugly era

Yes, I'm a retrogrouch about to get on my high horse. Remember when cars of the 80's turned to garbage, I think we're there again with bicycles. Of course my taste is classic, but whatever happened...
06-17-18, 07:40 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 33,828
Posted By uprightbent

I'm not convinced wider tires are better

Since the huge shift to wider tires running at lower pressures, I'm still not giving up my 28's. We've been told that narrower tires just "feel" faster, due to vibrations, and I believe that. So if...
12-12-17, 09:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,211
Posted By uprightbent

Thanks for the advice so far.

Thanks for the advice so far.
12-10-17, 06:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,211
Posted By uprightbent

Fender clearance issue/ smaller tires 27's or 700 conversion

So I'm tyring to fit fenders on an 84 Miyata 610, with the original 27 inch Araya rims, and Panaracer Paselas with a 32mm width, which I expected would probably be too tight. I'm okay without...
10-06-17, 06:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,812
Posted By uprightbent

Thanks for your offer Tim, but I'm thinking...

Thanks for your offer Tim, but I'm thinking seriously about the Giles saddles now as a new option, even though I don't like that plastic frame.
10-05-17, 10:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,812
Posted By uprightbent

A fine leather saddle (without a black frame please)

While I remain a Brooks fan, I'm not fond of these black frames. They really seem to stand out and clash on a silvery vintage bike. I know there's a titanium frame option which I can't justify, and...
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