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04-07-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By due ruote

Those Multitracks are nice riding frames with...

Those Multitracks are nice riding frames with good paint and a functional assortment of brazeons. And excellent tire clearance.
04-06-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 436
Posted By due ruote

There's also his Instagram page for those without...

There's also his Instagram page for those without NYT access.
https://www.instagram.com/roffsmith/?hl=en
04-03-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 641
Posted By due ruote

Why do you do that? I was told by...

Why do you do that?




I was told by forum member Juvela that the Huret dropouts on my 1973 Stella would take a different size:
”keep in mind that the dropouts have an adjuster screw thread...
04-02-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By due ruote

Scilla looks good with most bikes. Here's one...

Scilla looks good with most bikes. Here's one from a few years ago.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_1263_5b30546b75233c2ed94561fd47c1873a7c579ef5.jpg
04-02-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,320
Posted By due ruote

I get it. The typical modern pro bike setup looks...

I get it. The typical modern pro bike setup looks to me like it would be fun to ride for a couple miles. After that my back would be in spasm.
As for the bike you purchased (and other similar...
04-01-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 764
Posted By due ruote

That’s gorgeous and the paint sounds like a...

That’s gorgeous and the paint sounds like a bargain. Your color choices are great.
Have you treated the saddle? It looks a bit dry.
I agree the bar tape is the one questionable part. Something...
04-01-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,027
Posted By due ruote

^ Mad skilz! That looks amazing. What is the...

^ Mad skilz! That looks amazing.
What is the paint that you’re using?

Sorry to hear about the collarbone. Heal well and quickly!
04-01-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,320
Posted By due ruote

:foo:

:foo:
04-01-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By due ruote

The mid-blade mounts on the Carver are a bonus. I...

The mid-blade mounts on the Carver are a bonus. I think the straight blades would look at home on your frame.
No experience with either. When I needed a fork for my Stumpjumper, I found a chrome...
03-31-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 61,071
Views: 9,130,637
Posted By due ruote

nice Peter Mooney in Chicago ...

nice Peter Mooney in Chicago

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/d/chicago-peter-mooney-custom-hand-built/7296994416.html
03-29-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By due ruote

We tried a Carradice Barley bag on bars similar...

We tried a Carradice Barley bag on bars similar to what you show. It was close but didn't quite work out due to knee strike.
That bag is designed as a seat bag with a bottom strap that goes around...
03-29-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,329
Posted By due ruote

This makes sense to me. The only way to have it...

This makes sense to me. The only way to have it right is to ride and adjust, incrementally, until you find the sweet spot. I would define that as the nose low enough that you don't get numbness, but...
03-29-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3,439
Views: 797,080
Posted By due ruote

Wow, stunning group of bikes. That fillet brazed...

Wow, stunning group of bikes. That fillet brazed one is amazing. Very organic.
03-29-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By due ruote

Fwiw I have 2.15 Big Apples and fenders on my 92...

Fwiw I have 2.15 Big Apples and fenders on my 92 RH Comp with ample room to spare.
03-29-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By due ruote

Is there any chance you are loosening the thread...

Is there any chance you are loosening the thread cap, instead of going through it with a 4mm allen and loosening the fixing bolt?

It's been a while since I have done this, but I noticed ours is a...
03-28-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By due ruote

https://www.cannondale.com/-/media/files/manual-up...

https://www.cannondale.com/-/media/files/manual-uploads/manuals/130594_tandem_051113_ce_en_scr.pdf

See pages 15-16.
03-27-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By due ruote

Is that a Schwinn? When I converted a Crisscross...

Is that a Schwinn? When I converted a Crisscross I just added a clamp on housing stop. If it’s like the one I did, there is a standard RD hanger under that guard.
03-27-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 482
Posted By due ruote

If you are looking for someone to talk you out of...

If you are looking for someone to talk you out of buying a vintage bike, this probably isn’t the best place to post.
03-23-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,134
Posted By due ruote

You know, you can always post your bikes here at...

You know, you can always post your bikes here at C&V, in any state of build/disrepair, and folks will look at them, and nobody will bat an eyelash. Many will even offer useful advice.
I really think...
03-22-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,134
Posted By due ruote

Sorry to pile on, but “flashy Italian” to me...

Sorry to pile on, but “flashy Italian” to me means Tommasini or Rossin, etc. Yours is pretty far from that mark.
03-21-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7,104
Views: 831,183
Posted By due ruote

Saw a guy flying this kite on today’s ride. He...

Saw a guy flying this kite on today’s ride. He made it from a plastic tablecloth and some dowels.
...
03-20-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14,231
Views: 3,140,645
Posted By due ruote

MiloFrance, can you add a link to your thread?...

MiloFrance, can you add a link to your thread? Thanks.
03-18-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 62,676
Posted By due ruote

Saw these Voyageur bags on OfferUp Chicago. No...

Saw these Voyageur bags on OfferUp Chicago. No idea if it’s still available or not.

Check out this item on OfferUp. https://offerup.co/LMWK16yUJeb
03-18-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 487
Posted By due ruote

The blue doesn't work for me. Yellow is kind of...

The blue doesn't work for me. Yellow is kind of obvious I guess, but it's sometimes hard to match, and the wrong shade always looks sort of pathetic to my eye. I would probably just go with black to...
03-18-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 429
Posted By due ruote

I feel like, on the new videos, I can see wobble...

I feel like, on the new videos, I can see wobble in the center of the hub; more so than what I can detect on the flanges, although I'm not saying it's not there.
How did the hub feel when you...
03-18-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 429
Posted By due ruote

Weird. I guess I would start by pulling the...

Weird.
I guess I would start by pulling the axle out and rolling it on a dead flat surface.
If the axle checks out, then I would reassemble and thread on a single cog, put the wheel in the frame,...
03-18-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By due ruote

Good stuff! If we are dreaming about which one...

Good stuff!
If we are dreaming about which one we’d like to find at the neighborhood garage sale, I am leaning pretty hard toward Somec.
03-17-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4,233
Views: 389,836
Posted By due ruote

A bit of work on my Ross 294S. Cold set and...

A bit of work on my Ross 294S. Cold set and realigned the rear, went from bar end to DT shifters (both 8 sp), added a spacer to the bb for better chainline, made some mudflaps. I think it’s about...
03-16-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,027
Posted By due ruote

Whoa. That’s impressive. I bet my 92 Comp (looks...

Whoa. That’s impressive. I bet my 92 Comp (looks like same frame size) is a couple # heavier than that, at least. But I have a replacement fork, stock crankset, fenders...still, it’s a very lively...
03-15-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,027
Posted By due ruote

Looking good! The frame looks great from a...

Looking good!
The frame looks great from a distance, and given where you will be riding it, best not to have a fussy finish to worry about.
I also would not worry about the stem. Curious though -...
03-15-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 572
Posted By due ruote

Here’s an old Eclipse bag, and one I made several...

Here’s an old Eclipse bag, and one I made several years ago from a scrap of an outdoor tablecloth. Both are very simple roll/fold top designs with Velcro closures.
...
03-14-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By due ruote

That’s $1085 in 2021 dollars, just for reference....

That’s $1085 in 2021 dollars, just for reference.

I seem to recall my ‘73 Gran Sport costing considerably more than that PX-10. But I am going by memory, and maybe the boom pricing was kicking in.
03-13-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,551
Posted By due ruote

I like them quite a bit. I have only used the EX...

I like them quite a bit. I have only used the EX version but find them quite supple and a fast tires. I have the 33mm version on an old Raleigh. Have not used the Compass/RH tires, but have heard...
03-12-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,551
Posted By due ruote

+1 We have 38mm Supple Vitesse tires on our...

+1
We have 38mm Supple Vitesse tires on our Cannondale and the ride is great, and feels pretty quick. I may go to 33mm on the front to get fender clearance. I expect it would still be plenty plush.
03-11-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By due ruote

I had one of those for a bit and ran fenders with...

I had one of those for a bit and ran fenders with the stock tires. Clearly more room in front for a bigger tire. I don't have a good pic of the rear but from what I can tell, there's a good chance...
03-11-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,027
Posted By due ruote

Interesting about the fork paint. Maybe a...

Interesting about the fork paint. Maybe a replacement with a "close enough" paint job?
I prefer the silver rims fwiw.
My '92 Comp is a blast to ride, although there are no mountains near me so it's...
03-10-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By due ruote

Very nice. What is that little stem bonnet...

Very nice.
What is that little stem bonnet about?
03-05-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 787
Posted By due ruote

Can you use a set of 26 x 1.5” Nashbar slicks? I...

Can you use a set of 26 x 1.5” Nashbar slicks? I have an unridden pair that I would happily donate to the cause. PM me if you’re interested.
03-05-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By due ruote

Well done. I don't think the wheels would be so...

Well done. I don't think the wheels would be so bad with the stickers removed. Or maybe that's not your complaint(?)
03-04-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By due ruote

I think it's a case of aerodynamics over leverage.

I think it's a case of aerodynamics over leverage.
03-04-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 716
Posted By due ruote

Fantastic job. Would you care to describe how you...

Fantastic job. Would you care to describe how you did the box lining?
03-02-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 61,071
Views: 9,130,637
Posted By due ruote

Pretty red Peloton with Superbe Pro in WI. ...

Pretty red Peloton with Superbe Pro in WI.

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d/spring-green-vintage-1984-schwinn/7255883404.html
03-02-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,248
Posted By due ruote

You did read it on the internet, after all.

You did read it on the internet, after all.
03-01-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 920
Posted By due ruote

The advice to get your own comfort level up...

The advice to get your own comfort level up before putting the pair of you on the bike is excellent. One of the key variables in tandem success is keeping the stoker content, and that's much easier...
03-01-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,248
Posted By due ruote

Most of the mice I have seen speed skating were...

Most of the mice I have seen speed skating were able to do it on hind legs only. Long track, anyway.
03-01-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,248
Posted By due ruote

My guess is speed skating blades for 1-1/2 mice.

My guess is speed skating blades for 1-1/2 mice.
03-01-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 463
Posted By due ruote

Looks really good! It almost makes me want to...

Looks really good! It almost makes me want to order decals for mine. But then, I'd have to refinish it first...you know how it goes. A bigger ball of wax than I am inclined to deal with at present.
03-01-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,248
Posted By due ruote

Curious. What exactly is meant by "between 3...

Curious. What exactly is meant by "between 3 bikes?"
Are the long parts tubular?
02-28-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,674
Posted By due ruote

If those AGC levers have good hoods, you should...

If those AGC levers have good hoods, you should put them on the for sale or trade thread. Plenty of people like them a lot, and the hoods are hard to find.
02-26-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 840
Posted By due ruote

Nifty. Two thoughts: 1. It might be easier to...

Nifty. Two thoughts:
1. It might be easier to use a bolt and wing nut rather than skewer.
2. You could clamp a piece of 2x4 to the edge of the bench to rest the top whip on to keep it from going...
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