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10-17-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By rccardr

Go with Conti GP 5000 S in 25. You will NOT...

Go with Conti GP 5000 S in 25.
You will NOT regret it.
10-14-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 16,206
Views: 1,685,928
Posted By rccardr

Another day's ride on the Cross County Trail,...

Another day's ride on the Cross County Trail, this time to the southern end. Clearly the older segment, mix of gravel, asphalt and concrete. Not very well maintained, with tree root bumps and much...
10-13-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 92,003
Posted By rccardr

Very much so. We make sure to grab lunch at...

Very much so.
We make sure to grab lunch at Pacifico whenever we’re in town.
10-11-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By rccardr

Think you’re on the right track. Square up the...

Think you’re on the right track. Square up the edges of the notches, removing as little material as possible.
Use a QR to hold the removal tool closely to the freewheel, loosen once the FW gives...
10-11-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,294
Posted By rccardr

If both are off the rack, I’d be tempted to go...

If both are off the rack, I’d be tempted to go vintage frame with modern components.
Trek 720-620, Miyata 1000, Cannondale ST, Davidson Discovery, etc. (there are bunches to choose from) with 8-9-10...
10-11-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16,206
Views: 1,685,928
Posted By rccardr

Spent a day exploring the Fairfax County Cross...

Spent a day exploring the Fairfax County Cross County Trail. This has been in development for decades and consists of existing MUPs linked by connectors, park trails, housing developments and newly...
10-09-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 16,206
Views: 1,685,928
Posted By rccardr

We've had a very mild Fall so far in this part of...

We've had a very mild Fall so far in this part of Virginia. Been cool at night, but no cold snaps/frost yet, so the leaves haven't turned much- at least not the red ones.
Some on the ground from...
10-08-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By rccardr

Sure. Do it all the time. There are minor...

Sure. Do it all the time.
There are minor differences in thickness between different 'speeds' of HG cogs, but they will still work reasonably well together.
Shimano does index the various shifting...
10-06-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9,340
Views: 906,272
Posted By rccardr

Phil, we could get together and swap bikes for a...

Phil, we could get together and swap bikes for a ride so you could see what one is like with upgrades.
Mine is set up with downtube shifted DA 9 speed.
It’s a rocket.
10-06-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,747
Posted By rccardr

Many members here ride bikes that are as good or...

Many members here ride bikes that are as good or better than new. At times, these bikes are sold.
If I were you, I’d post a WTB in the For Sale section. Be as specific as possible with regard to...
10-05-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9,340
Views: 906,272
Posted By rccardr

Yes, but the early ones with 4.5 mm bolts. Yes,...

Yes, but the early ones with 4.5 mm bolts.
Yes, maybe even some more. I ran Vittoria Rando 28’s on my 85 with the original Araya rims so prolly close to an actual 28 and they ran fine.
Would make...
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By rccardr

Don’t overthink this. Buy something from a well...

Don’t overthink this. Buy something from a well know brand like that Miyata 1000, set it up to fit you properly, and then ride, ride, ride.

And then ride some more.

When you get to the point...
09-29-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 937
Views: 92,003
Posted By rccardr

Interesting choice of jersey with which to ride...

Interesting choice of jersey with which to ride through a cemetery...
Replies: 48
Views: 2,053
Posted By rccardr

Burned rafters. Univega tandems. Rims...

Burned rafters.
Univega tandems.
Rims akimbo in the grass.
A schoolbus storage unit.
I wish you luck.
09-25-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By rccardr

“Thanks Doc. At that price, it is an easy...

“Thanks Doc. At that price, it is an easy decision. I'll try to post up my comparison between these and the CC hoods when I have both.”

Just make sure you get the cheap ones if he still has them...
09-25-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By rccardr

Well, that’s clearly an 8 in the first digit...

Well, that’s clearly an 8 in the first digit position. Beats me.
What’s the spacing? In 1988, Cannondale was starting to use 128mm spacing on some frames to accommodate either 126 or 130 hubs.
If...
09-24-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By rccardr

From 86 to 92 Cannondale used two different...

From 86 to 92 Cannondale used two different serial systems. Your frame appears to have used the second system:
Single digit spacing (0= 120 or 130, 5= 135, 6= 126)
Double digit frame size in mm for...
09-24-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 318
Posted By rccardr

Take a two or three inch long, half inch diameter...

Take a two or three inch long, half inch diameter section of durable aluminum tubing.
Cut a square shaped ‘C’ section out of the middle the same size as the braze on of your frame.
Drill one hole...
09-24-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 16,206
Views: 1,685,928
Posted By rccardr

Outer Banks, NC. Daily 25-32 mile sprints, one...

Outer Banks, NC. Daily 25-32 mile sprints, one way with the wind (I so fast!) and one way against the wind (I so slow!).
...
09-23-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By rccardr

Yes! EBay seller cyclingcolors_france sells...

Yes!
EBay seller cyclingcolors_france sells excellent repops in black, white and brown. A little plastic-y, but fit properly and last well.
Cheap, too, like $14 shipped. Takes a few weeks ro...
09-14-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 315
Posted By rccardr

I wish you diid, too. Then I would get to ride...

I wish you diid, too. Then I would get to ride some of your nice Treks!
09-13-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 626
Posted By rccardr

That simply won’t work. Even if the holes are...

That simply won’t work. Even if the holes are threaded, the downtube is thin aluminum and won’t securely hold anything.
You might want to try using a piece of threaded rod between two downtube...
09-08-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,342
Posted By rccardr

We know exactly what you’re talking about. If...

We know exactly what you’re talking about.
If looking for a complete group, eBay is often still your best bet. Save a search for what you want and be patient. Really good groups in excellent...
09-06-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By rccardr

Buy this or similar: ...

Buy this or similar:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-600-AX-Aero-Shift-Lever-Down-Tube-Frame-Mount-Shifters-Vintage/303672055898?hash=item46b443d85a:g:-r8AAOSwB95fTrqz
Remove shifters. Replace...
09-05-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By rccardr

Yes, you should be able to replace that 52 with...

Yes, you should be able to replace that 52 with an 11 speed 5800 50 tooth. Will require adjusting the height of the FD, adjusting front cable, etc. but should not require a change in chain length.
09-03-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By rccardr

True. But the pods interchange, nonetheless. ...

True. But the pods interchange, nonetheless.
6,7,8,9,10 speed indexing pods all interchange with 7400 7401,7402, 7850 and 7700 levers. And Shimano 6208.
09-02-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,342
Posted By rccardr

Big, big, big Tricolor fan here- especially the...

Big, big, big Tricolor fan here- especially the later 6402 8 speed with dual pivot brakes. Have used it on dozens of bikes, never disappointed with performance.

But my all-time fave is Dura Ace...
08-31-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By rccardr

Don’t understand. Both eBay listings clearly...

Don’t understand. Both eBay listings clearly state that the hoods listed will fit a 250 lever. The seller is long established and well regarded & included a whole heck of a lot more info than most...
08-29-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By rccardr

That’s a freewheel body. Not a freehub/cassette.

That’s a freewheel body. Not a freehub/cassette.
08-29-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 847
Posted By rccardr

Realistically, upper part of the middle shelves. ...

Realistically, upper part of the middle shelves. 87 was a banner year for good Schwinn bikes- Prologue (Tange Prestige), Circuit (SLwith a Tange fork), and Paramount (Columbus SLX) all considered...
08-29-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 847
Posted By rccardr

That color combination was releasedlate in the...

That color combination was releasedlate in the model year so never made the catalogue.
Apparently some buyers/dealers found the magenta and white color combination difficult to accept.
08-28-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 847
Posted By rccardr

Major score!!!!!

Major score!!!!!
08-27-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,162
Posted By rccardr

I enjoy riding everywhere I go. And I go...

I enjoy riding everywhere I go.

And I go everywhere a lot.
08-26-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,499
Posted By rccardr

Pelizzoli 650B, 38's: ...

Pelizzoli 650B, 38's:
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_2845_05d0e7122a40e7424fe945bab947083767f8a9d1.jpg

Davidson DIsco Signature, 32's:
...
08-23-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 797
Views: 205,296
Posted By rccardr

Well done, sir!

Well done, sir!
08-22-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16,206
Views: 1,685,928
Posted By rccardr

The Pelizzoli and I got the MLK quote but were...

The Pelizzoli and I got the MLK quote but were both confused as to the meaning of this new piece of street art. Nevertheless, it was a lovely day for a 32 mile hilly ride...
...
08-21-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,238
Posted By rccardr

Should never have sold this beauty. 96 Road...

Should never have sold this beauty. 96 Road Standard, fairly early in the model run, respray by Joe Bell:
...
08-17-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 16,206
Views: 1,685,928
Posted By rccardr

48 miles & 5700 feet of climbing on Skyline Drive...

48 miles & 5700 feet of climbing on Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah National Forest.
Weird weather: started in the high 60's, ended in the low 70's but super super humid. Lots of fog and low clouds....
08-12-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,316
Posted By rccardr

Just use flat pedals without cages or straps. ...

Just use flat pedals without cages or straps.
Nobody cares.
08-12-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,955
Posted By rccardr

All good stuff here. Would only add the...

All good stuff here. Would only add the inclusion of Tenax framed Schwinns from 1987-89, specifically the Super Sport and Tempo models. Buy it as an inexpensive complete bike today, sell the group...
08-11-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By rccardr

Cannot disagree with you. A23’s are wonderful...

Cannot disagree with you. A23’s are wonderful rims, especially if using Kapton rim tape or similar. Have a set of 650b’s on the Pelizolli and they are really just lovely.
Also like H Plus Son...
08-11-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By rccardr

They are great rims and would recommend them...

They are great rims and would recommend them highly.
In my estimation, just like Open Pro’s but single eyelets instead of doubles, which is no big deal since the nipples are recessed anyway.
Have...
08-09-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 504
Posted By rccardr

Alignment issues aside, and after following the...

Alignment issues aside, and after following the suggestions above, one known fix for this is to either add material (shim, JB Weld) or remove material from one of the dropouts (hand file).
Doesn’t...
08-08-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 58,551
Views: 8,569,377
Posted By rccardr

Interesting how they handled the seat tube lugs. ...

Interesting how they handled the seat tube lugs. Top one is a standard lug with the top tube portion cut out. Lower one is another seat tube lug that’s been flipped and cut away.
08-07-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 423
Posted By rccardr

Sounds like you have the bits, experience and...

Sounds like you have the bits, experience and enthusiasm to get this done. Good for you!
Have never done business with that seller, but he has lots of experience on eBay and 100% positive feedback....
08-06-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 423
Posted By rccardr

It would not be hard to swap over your component...

It would not be hard to swap over your component group to a conventional CF frameset.
But agree with others that it may not be the best economic decision.
Instead, I purchased a Canyon Endurace...
08-06-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 16,206
Views: 1,685,928
Posted By rccardr

43 miler through Virginia hunt country on the...

43 miler through Virginia hunt country on the Richard Sachs with a few friends. Gorgeous day, not too hot after the storm came through the night before.
...
08-05-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 496
Posted By rccardr

Works fine, almost any derailleur will do the...

Works fine, almost any derailleur will do the job. Details on component mix would help, though.
08-04-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,939
Posted By rccardr

78 Signature Reimagined

Bought this about a year or so ago from the original owner out in Baraboo, Wisconsin. Messed around with it for a few months but was kinda busy so never really rode it much. Then decided to...
07-30-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 918
Posted By rccardr

Agree. However, if you intend to use a cylinder...

Agree.
However, if you intend to use a cylinder hone on the crown race (good idea, BTW), better one for a TZ125 twin. IIRC, a TZ250 bore is about twice as wide as your crown race.
My Yamaha twin...
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