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09-15-15, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By sam.g

Thanks, I have seen a number of these on ebay...

Thanks, I have seen a number of these on ebay mainly from Europe, but would like to find something less costly. I just purchased the exact same post used and in excellent condition but in 27.2 for...
09-14-15, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By sam.g

Looking for a Campy 26.4 Aero Seatpost

I just acquired a Merckx Corsa Extra and was surprised to discover that the seat tube appears to be 26.0 to 26.4mm in diameter. Since the seat tube is slightly ovalized, I can't be certain of the...
Forum: Touring
02-12-15, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,215
Posted By sam.g

btw, what's the matter with "bomb proof" and...

btw, what's the matter with "bomb proof" and "that they won't wear out"[/QUOTE]

I fully agree with you, I've had great luck with the Conti Top Contacts but I'd like a faster tire with more...
Forum: Touring
02-12-15, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,215
Posted By sam.g

Vittoria Voyager Hyper or Randonneur Hyper RFX tires

I been reading various threads on lighter weight and faster touring tires and am now intrigued with giving the Vittoria Voyager Hyper a try. Currently I've been running Conti Top Contacts which have...
09-04-14, 11:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,839
Posted By sam.g

DD: Unfortunately the Columbine isn't coming out...

DD: Unfortunately the Columbine isn't coming out to play, couldn't fit a tire larger than a 25 between the rear stays. I'll be the old guy on the Yellow/Purple Fuso. Look forward to seeing you and...
09-04-14, 08:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,839
Posted By sam.g

MD: Yes, it's a Dave Moulton Fuso serial# 688 in...

MD: Yes, it's a Dave Moulton Fuso serial# 688 in his registry. I just made the decision to take it over an '83 Columbine so I could fit larger 28mm tires. Not much experience on gravel before, so I...
09-03-14, 12:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,839
Posted By sam.g

Not a regular here but will attend my first Cino....

Not a regular here but will attend my first Cino. I'll be easy to spot on a bright Yellow and Purple Fuso.

What's the favorite gathering spot or pub on Friday night?

Sam in Cincy

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06-06-14, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 990
Posted By sam.g

I've got these same shifters and use them in a 7...

I've got these same shifters and use them in a 7 speed Superbe Pro group. They're a pleasure to use I but run them in friction since I haven't been able to locate the required New Winner Ultra...
04-21-14, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,630
Posted By sam.g

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

Thanks for all the replies so far.

The shifters are Superbe Pro/Sprint 9000 levers in NOS condition that match the derailleurs. The shifter bosses are braised on so no loosening possible and the...
04-21-14, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,630
Posted By sam.g

Front Derailleur slipping problem, Suntour Sprint

Hi,

i have a problem with my front derailleur not holding position on the big ring, it slowly moves left to the smaller chainring as I'm riding. This problem only manifests itself when on the big...
04-17-14, 03:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,839
Posted By sam.g

Me Too! Sent in my registration, waiting for...

Me Too! Sent in my registration, waiting for lottery results. Already have the bike, an '83 Columbine with Suntour Superbe and a hotel reservation at the Alameda Inn for Saturday if I make the cut.
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12-15-13, 08:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,715
Posted By sam.g

I'm contemplating entering Cino Heroica next year...

I'm contemplating entering Cino Heroica next year with my '86 Fuso currently running Araya Aero 1 tubular rims laced to Suntour Sprint hubs. Anyone have a suggestion on the widest and especially...
10-25-13, 01:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,251
Posted By sam.g

Thanks. This confirms my feelings. I've mainly...

Thanks. This confirms my feelings. I've mainly been looking for the the higher end Fuji's and Miyata's of this period but was hoping to broaden my selection. Although I'd love to find a reasonably...
10-25-13, 12:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,251
Posted By sam.g

Best frame to go with Suntour Sprint group.

I need some help deciding which vintage frame to best match up with a Suntour Sprint 9000 group for a winter project.

I've assembled almost a complete partially NOS Suntour Sprint group and am now...
Replies: 1
Views: 1,852
Posted By sam.g

Nitto Crystem Blue (Red)

Recently I acquired what I believe to be a Nitto Crystem Blue only in the 4 bolt Red cap version. According to Velobase.com, this Red capped 4 bolt version was designed for mountain bikes, but it...
09-19-13, 09:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,016
Posted By sam.g

Continuing this old thread, I was planning to use...

Continuing this old thread, I was planning to use a Superbe II RD-5800 long cage rear derailleur with a 7 speed 13-32 Winner freewheel. However I just noted on Velobase that this model only allows...
09-10-13, 03:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,408
Posted By sam.g

Great pics, thanks. I'd really like to know...

Great pics, thanks.

I'd really like to know what type of gearing you and your son used and what was prevalent with other riders. I'm wondering how I'd ever make it up some of those gravel and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-12, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By sam.g

Campy 9s to 10s compatibility of long cage RD's

Planning to covert a Shimano 9 speed triple to a Campy triple. I'd like to know if there is any difference in operation/performance of the Campy 9 speed long cage RD verses a 10 speed long cage RD....
05-24-12, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,859
Posted By sam.g

Can I run new Campy 11 speed on 10 speed chainrings?

So I'm thinking of changing over a well worn shimano 9 speed DA drivetrain to Campy and seriously looking at the current silver 11 speed Athena group. Currently my crankset is a Ritchey Logic with...
Forum: Touring
02-22-12, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By sam.g

I agree with you but that's not the reason for my...

I agree with you but that's not the reason for my request. We already tear down and pack our bikes into Trico cases for shipment and then have to reassemble them on our return. Got that down pat!
...
Forum: Touring
02-21-12, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By sam.g

Need bike shop in Sacramento

Can anyone recommend a good bike shop in Sacramento to assemble our bikes for the start of our self contained tour? We plan to UPS our boxed bikes to a Sacramento shop and would prefer to use a shop...
Forum: Touring
02-11-12, 01:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,618
Posted By sam.g

I have to admit that I hate the steep stuff fully...

I have to admit that I hate the steep stuff fully loaded. But I've climbed Middlebury Gap and a few other Vermont gaps along the Northern Tier plus longer higher climbs in the Rockies. So if I can...
Forum: Touring
02-01-12, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,618
Posted By sam.g

thanks, i look forward to your route update. ...

thanks, i look forward to your route update.

sam
Forum: Touring
02-01-12, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,618
Posted By sam.g

Raybo, Thanks, however we would like to...

Raybo,

Thanks, however we would like to ride through wine country on our way to the coast north of SF preferably Bodega Bay. At Bodega Bay we'll pick up ACA's Pacific Coast route. We're actually...
Forum: Touring
02-01-12, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,618
Posted By sam.g

Need route from Sacramento to Pacific coast

This summer I'm planning a self contained tour from Sacamento to LA or San Diego following ACA's Pacific Coast Bike route. I need some advice on the best route from Sacramento to the coast preferably...
Forum: Touring
11-28-11, 04:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,753
Posted By sam.g

Check out Acorn's "Boxy Rando Bag". I have the...

Check out Acorn's "Boxy Rando Bag". I have the same feeling about bar bags that attach to the handle bars, this one must sit on a front rack and doesn't need a decaleur. Excellent quality and...
Forum: Touring
06-27-11, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 896
Posted By sam.g

I've also been searching for a front bag that...

I've also been searching for a front bag that doesn't hang off the handle bars and to be frank, there's not much out there. I already have the Small Arkel Bar bag which is a great handlebar bag, but...
Forum: Touring
04-08-11, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 994
Posted By sam.g

Hmmm........ Sounds like between the lack of...

Hmmm........

Sounds like between the lack of services anywhere near Jeffrey City and the headwinds, these 129 miles might not be the highlight of our trip. After discussing our options last night,...
Forum: Touring
04-07-11, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 994
Posted By sam.g

thanks, unfortunately this is all that i've...

thanks, unfortunately this is all that i've heard.

So if we now have to camp, where in Jeffrey City or there abouts would you camp? If it's a ghost town are there even any campsites with...
Forum: Touring
04-07-11, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 994
Posted By sam.g

Advice needed, Lander to Rawlins WY

I need some advice as to indoor lodging between Lander WY and Rawlins WY. We're riding a partially self contained "credit card" tour on ACA's Trans America Trail from Missoula to Frisco CO this...
Forum: Touring
03-31-11, 12:22 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,745
Posted By sam.g

Some friends and I are planning a 2-3 week...

Some friends and I are planning a 2-3 week self-contained trip from Missoula MT to Frisco CO following ACA's TransAmerica route. This will be a maiden voyage for a new Waterford T-22 which is do in...
Forum: Touring
03-23-11, 11:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,932
Posted By sam.g

I agree wholeheartedly with going custom if you...

I agree wholeheartedly with going custom if you are concerned about fit and have the disposable income. Touring isn't about just getting from point A to point B, as Harley Davidson's ads state: "it's...
Forum: Touring
01-16-11, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By sam.g

Front derailure recomendation

I'm building up my dream touring bike based upon a Waterford T-22 frame. At 61 years young, if not now when? At least that my story for my wife and I'm sticking with it.

In order to offset part...
Forum: Touring
07-22-10, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By sam.g

Rain gear for touring NY, VT, NH and ME in August

In two weeks I'll be heading from Cincinnati OH to Portland ME generally following AC's Northern Tier route.

As I pare down my packing list, I'm debating whether to take rain pants or just...
Forum: Touring
05-19-10, 10:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,279
Posted By sam.g

+1 for the small Arkel Bar Bag, perfect size!

+1 for the small Arkel Bar Bag, perfect size!
Forum: Touring
04-20-10, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By sam.g

Thanks, but actually we've considered ACA's...

Thanks, but actually we've considered ACA's Underground Railway route, I even bought the maps. Unfortunately the UGR route adds at least another 60 miles or a whole day to our trip and we're already...
Forum: Touring
04-19-10, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By sam.g

Route needed, Cincinnati to Sandusky Ohio

This summer I plan to ride from Cincinnati to Portland ME and need help planning the route from my home in Cincinnati to Sandusky Ohio. We plan to pick up ACA's Erie Connector and then the Northern...
02-12-10, 01:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 591
Posted By sam.g

Yes, buy it! It has character, heritage and...

Yes, buy it!

It has character, heritage and soul that you'll not get with a modern frame. I'm riding an old Bob Jackson SS conversion and have had more compliments than my friend on his new...
Forum: Touring
02-04-10, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By sam.g

Northern Tier ending in Montreal route ideas

I'm planning to ride part of ACA's Northern Tier route (east bound) this summer, however I'm considering ending in Montreal instead of Bar Harbour. Does anyone have a recommendation on where to exit...
Forum: Touring
01-26-10, 02:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,181
Posted By sam.g

I have some experience with Arkel after riding a...

I have some experience with Arkel after riding a 960 mile tour this past summer in rainy Washington State. For this two week trip I used two GT-18 front panniers mounted to a Nitto Campee rear rack,...
Forum: Touring
12-09-09, 03:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,889
Posted By sam.g

The Sugino chainring spacing works just fine with...

The Sugino chainring spacing works just fine with Shimano 9 speed on several of my bikes. Don't know about Campy.

Good luck on the Saga build, please post a report after it's complete.

Sam in...
Forum: Touring
10-07-09, 01:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,343
Posted By sam.g

After first seeing a Kindle 2 on this summer's...

After first seeing a Kindle 2 on this summer's bike tour, I vowed to acquire one. Much to my surprise, my wife and kids presented one to me for my 60th birthday last month. I've only purchased a few...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-09, 03:33 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,410
Posted By sam.g

Is it jealosy or just stupidity? The Audi A3 is a...

Is it jealosy or just stupidity? The Audi A3 is a blast to drive, can't wait to test drive the new diesels when they arrive in the showrooms. I've driven an '02 diesel A6 in Europe and couldn't...
Forum: Touring
08-20-09, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,527
Posted By sam.g

Washington coast

I just returned home today from a 15 day 960 mile tour following ACA's Washington Parks routes which included some of the same route you're considering.

I really can't comment on the safety aspect...
Forum: Touring
06-18-09, 06:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,878
Posted By sam.g

Do you shave on tour?

I'm about to embark on my first self-contained tour following ACA's Washington Parks route and am finalizing gear. After packing and unpacking I'm trying to eliminate "stuff", so I'm debating whether...
Forum: Commuting
04-27-09, 12:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,890
Posted By sam.g

I'd ask store management "politely" for a bike...

I'd ask store management "politely" for a bike rack or better yet to bring your bike into the break room. If declined I'd then remind your manager of the corporate Wal-Mart Sustainability program. A...
04-13-09, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,086
Posted By sam.g

+1 for the White Industries freewheel. I...

+1 for the White Industries freewheel.

I just got tired of the clunking sound or the feeling that there was sand in my bottom bracket with the ACS and Shimano freewheels. The WI is very smooth and...
Forum: Touring
01-20-09, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By sam.g

Tektro +1 hands down! Sam in Cincy

Tektro +1 hands down!

Sam in Cincy
Forum: Touring
01-20-09, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4,355
Views: 2,027,369
Posted By sam.g

Mike Melton touring bike

Mike Melton touring bike

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Attached are pictures of my "new" refurbished 1981 Mike Melton touring bike outfitted...
Forum: Touring
11-06-08, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By sam.g

Actually I'm on a tight budget as I picked up the...

Actually I'm on a tight budget as I picked up the Melton on e-bay for less than a new LHT frame. That's why I was looking to use my spare 32 hole Ultegra hub. For some time now, I've also been...
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