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06-15-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,294
Posted By Dfrost

Or “Family & Friends” when you’re dealing with...

Or “Family & Friends” when you’re dealing with PayPal.
06-13-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,406
Posted By Dfrost

From all of the above comments, you should...

From all of the above comments, you should conclude that you won’t feel any difference (except maybe the opposite of your goal) going to a different 7-speed clincher wheel set. Tubulars, on the other...
06-01-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 475
Posted By Dfrost

+1 on that! I spent a long time looking for a...

+1 on that! I spent a long time looking for a leak in a Schwalbe tube one night under a streetlight, until I finally realized that the core wasn’t fully tight. Now there’s a Park valve tool in each...
06-01-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By Dfrost

Looks like a nice trip, 52telecaster . ...

Looks like a nice trip, 52telecaster .


Thanks for that photo, gugie ! I didn’t have a good single bike shot, and never took one all loaded up.

And they were significant side winds, somewhere...
05-30-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 724
Posted By Dfrost

+1 on sensitivity to saddle tilt, and love for...

+1 on sensitivity to saddle tilt, and love for two-bolt seatposts.
05-30-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 18,476
Posted By Dfrost

Here’s Sadie and a favorite toy. We call her a...

Here’s Sadie and a favorite toy. We call her a “shepherd mix”. DNA test with saliva sample said 25% American Bulldog (!), the rest was a mix of mixes.
...
05-13-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 14,195
Posted By Dfrost

When I was getting back into cycling in 1992, I...

When I was getting back into cycling in 1992, I purchased this 60cm Klein Performance as a frameset from Montlake Bicycles in Bellevue, WA. They kept trying to put me on a 58cm, but I insisted on the...
05-13-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 514
Posted By Dfrost

I get spokes from Universal. I’m a big fan of the...

I get spokes from Universal. I’m a big fan of the DT brand, but Sapim and Wheelsmith are also excellent. Butted spokes with a thinner diameter over most of the length, such as DT Competition,...
05-11-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,780
Posted By Dfrost

The saddle rail clamps are behind the axis of the...

The saddle rail clamps are behind the axis of the seat post. This one is pretty extreme in that regard, letting me use a saddle with shorter rails, typical of leather saddles such Brooks, Gilles...
05-09-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 15,636
Views: 1,585,667
Posted By Dfrost

Two Surprises in Snoqualmie Valley

Apologies from the get-go for no pictures (left my phone at home). But what follows really did happen, I promise!

My wife, Mary, is doing well in her recovery from shoulder replacement last...
05-08-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,400
Posted By Dfrost

I’ve always liked Specialized Body Geometry...

I’ve always liked Specialized Body Geometry gloves, and have a newer pair of Pearl Izumi gloves that are also nice.
05-08-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,330
Posted By Dfrost

This has been (mostly) a fascinating thread. Love...

This has been (mostly) a fascinating thread. Love the contributions from frame builder Doug Fattic , hoping that bulgie might weigh in, as well.

Far more important is the bike feel “magic” imbued...
05-07-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,780
Posted By Dfrost

Gilles Berthoud Aravis. One on each bike; here’s...

Gilles Berthoud Aravis. One on each bike; here’s the older one (S/N 831; newer one is 10337) after two years/5,000 miles. It’s now up to 11,500 happy miles, still fabulously comfortable and even...
05-01-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,367
Posted By Dfrost

I’m a big fan of versatile bikes, especially...

I’m a big fan of versatile bikes, especially since the stable has to be kept small.

A Tubus Fly SS rack lives on my Marinoni SLX Sports Tourer (43.5cm chainstays, 103cm wheelbase) mostly...
04-26-20, 01:30 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,938
Posted By Dfrost

My 650B wheels (used sometimes on the Marinoni)...

My 650B wheels (used sometimes on the Marinoni) have Pacenti Brevet rims, and 700C sets for both bikes are tb14’s. I was actually waiting for a set of 700C Brevets when they were first announced. But...
04-19-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 2,338
Views: 757,500
Posted By Dfrost

Full fenders with mud flaps,.

Full fenders with mud flaps,.
04-10-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,607
Posted By Dfrost

First, apologies to Chr0m0ly if this becomes a...

First, apologies to Chr0m0ly if this becomes a thread ambush. And full credit gugie for all his lovely work, as well as the connection to Dave Cain of Waxwings bags.

Some highlights below, but...
04-08-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,665
Posted By Dfrost

Welcome! If you sign up as a paid member, you’ll...

Welcome! If you sign up as a paid member, you’ll have access to the Classic & Vintage sales sub forum, and as a bonus, you won’t get any ads! You could then start a WTB post. You might want to post a...
04-02-20, 01:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 575
Posted By Dfrost

Having spent time in your garage, Andy, and...

Having spent time in your garage, Andy, and appreciating the bounty that it now holds, that really made me chuckle!
03-30-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,110
Posted By Dfrost

Mark, Thank you for that fantastic...

Mark,

Thank you for that fantastic description of the early days at R&E!

My wife had Glenn Erickson make a custom in 1996, so we got to know him a bit through that experience. Then he (and his...
03-23-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,727
Posted By Dfrost

If budget factored in, I’d look pretty closely at...

If budget factored in, I’d look pretty closely at a Crust Lightning Bolt, preferably with canti brakes. The BQ review was very positive. Judging from a friend’s example, they’ve improved the fork...
03-22-20, 12:34 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 12,187
Posted By Dfrost

Marinoni ...

Marinoni
https://photos.smugmug.com/Bicycles/Davids-Bicycles/i-jc9zFL2/0/2d772bfb/L/IMG_4934-L.jpg (https://dfrost.smugmug.com/Bicycles/Davids-Bicycles/i-jc9zFL2/A)
03-12-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,738
Posted By Dfrost

Kedge, have you considered building your own...

Kedge, have you considered building your own wheels? It’s an extremely gratifying skill, IMHO.

My wife, also an avid cyclist (we met literally in the middle of the 200-mile Seattle-to-Portland...
02-22-20, 12:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,607
Posted By Dfrost

My ‘79 912, which was originally quite similar to...

My ‘79 912, which was originally quite similar to your lovely 710 although with more tire clearance having started as 27”, was not a good 650B candidate, since it would only take 32’s even at the...
02-17-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,759
Posted By Dfrost

Look for “Fire in the Frame”, about Giuseppe...

Look for “Fire in the Frame”, about Giuseppe Marinoni, his frame building and hour record quest. Full length film available from Amazon.
...
02-03-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,707
Posted By Dfrost

Who devised the cable replacement process on some...

Who devised the cable replacement process on some of those SRAM Grip shifters found on so many hybrids? Maybe the figured, assuming they thought about it at all, that the bike would be worn out or...
01-24-20, 01:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 783
Posted By Dfrost

+1 Either 7- or 8-speed Shimano cassettes are...

+1
Either 7- or 8-speed Shimano cassettes are easy to disassemble, then reconfigure with the gears you want, using loose Shimano or SRAM cogs taken from alternate cassettes. Both bikes are Sachs...
01-21-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 765
Posted By Dfrost

I’ve been using the “Tensioner” app on my iPad as...

I’ve been using the “Tensioner” app on my iPad as a verification for completed wheels over the last 5-ish years, although I just used my ears and comparison with known good wheels for plenty of...
01-15-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By Dfrost

Could you tell us why you asked about just...

Could you tell us why you asked about just Bianchi?

Your first post says “commuter/inter-modal”. If that is the type of cycling you intend, there are many, many brands of bikes that fill that need...
01-11-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,704
Posted By Dfrost

Love my Gilles Berthoud Aravis. Here’s my first...

Love my Gilles Berthoud Aravis. Here’s my first in Natural new and same saddle with over 10,000 happy b**t miles. I recently put a black Aravis on the other bike.
...
01-11-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,060
Posted By Dfrost

Lots of compliments, even from non-cyclists, when...

Lots of compliments, even from non-cyclists, when I’m out on this one. Pretty sure that the rando bag gets their initial attention, then the gold highlights (cable housings, lug lines, decals, brass...
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By Dfrost

Mid-80’s Ciöcc Designer, Campy Victory/Triomphe with Sewups

This Ciöcc came into Bike Works (bikeworks.org) in Seattle as a donation in really nice condition. Bike Works asked me to come up with a suitable asking price for this beauty, so here’s that request....
12-11-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,796
Posted By Dfrost

This build of the ‘79 Miyata 912, back when my...

This build of the ‘79 Miyata 912, back when my spare parts bin was much better stocked, only required those gold cable housings, a 26.8mm seatpost, another bike computer (‘cuz I’m a data junkie), the...
12-09-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 33,963
Posted By Dfrost

Great thread, DD! There are some excellent art...

Great thread, DD! There are some excellent art shots in the posts so far. Mine are nothing special, except to emphasize my favorite color.
...
11-13-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 515
Posted By Dfrost

I’m using Kool Stop Cyclocross Linear pad holders...

I’m using Kool Stop Cyclocross Linear pad holders that have a longer threaded post (like a V-brake pad) and use readily available Shimano-type pads. The longer post means that the pad needed to...
10-12-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,796
Posted By Dfrost

Dannyboy21, Marinoni’s paint is very high...

Dannyboy21,

Marinoni’s paint is very high quality and his repaint costs are quite reasonable. I’m amazed how my ‘87’s original paint over full chrome (not the best substrate) is holding up. And...
10-10-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 549
Posted By Dfrost

ryansu, I have several 26.8 seatposts you...

ryansu,

I have several 26.8 seatposts you can try. Happy to get together for coffee this weekend for the handoff. Give me a text/call.
RiddleOfSteel also has an Allez and surely the catalogs....
09-27-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 562
Posted By Dfrost

Thanks for that suggestion. And they use...

Thanks for that suggestion. And they use conventional dust cap threads!

I’m having a PM conversation with a C&V member regarding a Triomphe crank + BB, and we’re also looking at what’s in the...
09-07-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,907
Posted By Dfrost

I added a second cage with a Zefal Gizmo kit...

I added a second cage with a Zefal Gizmo kit (available from Amazon, like just about everything), and switched to a Lezyne Road Drive pump (largest size) with it’s clamp secured under the original DT...
07-31-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,310
Posted By Dfrost

I have two pair of 700C tb14’s, and one pair of...

I have two pair of 700C tb14’s, and one pair of Pacenti Brevet in 650B. I’d say they are very similar, and both high quality. Both build up easily, round and true with even tension for the butted...
04-27-18, 12:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,869
Posted By Dfrost

H+Sons tb14 rims are not period correct, but look...

H+Sons tb14 rims are not period correct, but look appropriate. They are very high quality and easy to build into round, true wheels.
...
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