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08-02-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,395
Posted By brandon98

Done right, it's alright. But nothing compares...

Done right, it's alright. But nothing compares to the Mark 1, Mod 0. Combat Breakfast sandwich: two slices of French Toast, scoop of eggs, scoop of taters, coupla strips of bacon. Wash it down...
07-07-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,541
Posted By brandon98

Looking at adding these: ...

Looking at adding these:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/746x1000/hudz_9e5e5c9243ba9ca3a7ede20134cf4b247886c311.jpg

Hudz Campy V3

and possibly one of these perches of...
07-06-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,860
Posted By brandon98

Rotating shift work to get my daughter through...

Rotating shift work to get my daughter through college without incurring debt. I refuse to saddle her with debt courtesy of the educational-industrial complex as she gets a STEM degree.
07-06-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,541
Posted By brandon98

So, this is my 1988 Peugeot Triathlon in the...

So, this is my 1988 Peugeot Triathlon in the "Dope as F-ck" (per shop guy) Purple to Pearl White fade. A wee bit of 90s purple anodized madness takes it to 11. Shimergo Drivetrain (Veloce Ergos,...
05-05-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 276
Posted By brandon98

PM Sent

PM Sent
01-28-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 47,721
Posted By brandon98

Message sent!

Message sent!
01-20-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 21,028
Posted By brandon98

The purpose is to give some void room for the...

The purpose is to give some void room for the external collar clamp to be able to compress around the post. The Schwinn aluminum frames have fixed upper frame lug with no integrated clamp.

I...
01-18-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 21,028
Posted By brandon98

There's enough meat at the top of the seattube...

There's enough meat at the top of the seattube and around the lip of the Gorilla Park to secure the post without filing. Test fit and ride first. The other, more gruesome variation is to cut a slot...
01-18-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 21,028
Posted By brandon98

The Gorilla Park seat clamp addresses the...

The Gorilla Park seat clamp addresses the Achilles heel of these bikes: the damned bound-to-crack Suntour internal expanding quill seatpost. The GP clamps are hit/miss availability on Ebay from the...
01-18-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 64,342
Posted By brandon98

hazetguy is a solid seller and knows how to pack...

hazetguy is a solid seller and knows how to pack a frame!

Thanks for the solid deal and follow up.

B
01-11-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 908
Posted By brandon98

I stand corrected and learning has occurred.

I stand corrected and learning has occurred.
01-10-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 908
Posted By brandon98

In 1989-90, I had a Japanese college roommmate...

In 1989-90, I had a Japanese college roommmate who was willing to facilitate my bike loving self and had his father get me an English language catalog. The PICS system was a lot like ordering a...
07-18-18, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 847
Posted By brandon98

Concur. I always upgrade Tektros and most lower...

Concur. I always upgrade Tektros and most lower end Shimano brakes to Kool Stop pads.
07-18-18, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 847
Posted By brandon98

Yes, they are Tektro. Who make a lot of brakes...

Yes, they are Tektro. Who make a lot of brakes for a lot of brands....
05-21-18, 06:54 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 47,721
Posted By brandon98

If you get bored, let me know. That's my size...

If you get bored, let me know. That's my size and I've been looking for one....
04-23-18, 05:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,771
Posted By brandon98

I sold my Schwinn Madison to a young lad in...

I sold my Schwinn Madison to a young lad in Alabama who commutes on it. It's simply too hilly here in Eastern GA and I'm too old/fat to make use of it.

I think the fixie/SS fad has come and...
03-27-18, 08:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,959
Posted By brandon98

I'm 245 and love, love, love my 61cm Intenso, the...

I'm 245 and love, love, love my 61cm Intenso, the slightly downmarket version of the Inifinito. It's fantastic. You're gonna smile.
02-28-18, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By brandon98

I have some brand new take off Ultegra 6800 11...

I have some brand new take off Ultegra 6800 11 speed stuff: FD (34.9 clamp, mid-cage GS RD, brakes, and Shifters. And cables from a 61. Zero miles. I went Campy Potenza on my new Bianchi.

Let...
02-28-18, 07:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,529
Posted By brandon98

I'd take that Ironman off your hands. I have...

I'd take that Ironman off your hands. I have zero Ironmen and I ride a 60.
02-28-18, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By brandon98

What cogs are on the cassette? 11-xx 12-xx?

What cogs are on the cassette? 11-xx 12-xx?
02-19-18, 09:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,346
Posted By brandon98

This may be *slightly* more aesthetically...

This may be *slightly* more aesthetically pleasing than the stamped steel cable stop:
Problem Solvers Dual Cable Backstop | Jenson USA (http://www.jensonusa.com/Problem-Solvers-Dual-Cable-Backstop)...
02-15-18, 03:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,951
Posted By brandon98

The Feedback Ultimate is a fantastic stand. The...

The Feedback Ultimate is a fantastic stand. The clamp is a work of art and the aluminum legs are very stout. It packs up small and is easy to carry if you ever do event support. I'm very happy...
02-14-18, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By brandon98

Good find. Unless chains and Shimano UN52 type...

Good find. Unless chains and Shimano UN52 type cartridge bearing bottom brackets are criminally expensive in Switzerland, you'd be better off just replacing those items. Headset and hubs can be...
02-13-18, 11:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,282
Posted By brandon98

Have you considered the Pioneer? I am a...

Have you considered the Pioneer? I am a dyed-in-the-wool Campy Look Delta pattern pedal guy and all of the pedal based systems seem to have weight limits. The Pioneer can be fitted to the Campy...
02-11-18, 08:30 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,027
Posted By brandon98

Fantastic and well done! What's your opinion on...

Fantastic and well done! What's your opinion on the '16 Masi?

How do you keep spouses and/or children from disturbing the feng shui of your space?

I miss basements but where I live in the...
02-08-18, 11:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 860
Posted By brandon98

Refund? Haven't had one of those since I stopped...

Refund? Haven't had one of those since I stopped working for Uncle Sam.
02-07-18, 08:34 PM
02-04-18, 11:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,012
Posted By brandon98

It would make a fantastic gravel bike after a...

It would make a fantastic gravel bike after a drop bar conversion. And Celeste is mesmerizing....
01-27-18, 12:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,598
Posted By brandon98

What's the pedal threading on the cranks? 14mm or...

What's the pedal threading on the cranks? 14mm or 9/16?
01-18-18, 09:37 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,514
Posted By brandon98

This is not an illusion. The terrible Kinesis...

This is not an illusion. The terrible Kinesis aluminum straight blade forks of the 90s were terrible, buzzy things that took all the road issues and amplified them straight into your wrists Best...
01-17-18, 08:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,328
Posted By brandon98

It's all about minimizing SKUs and reducing...

It's all about minimizing SKUs and reducing engineering costs. It's a lot easier to shorten the travel of a 29er or 650 Lefty than reintroduce the Headshock, which is somewhat of an orphan as far as...
01-09-18, 01:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,967
Posted By brandon98

1. Divest of all bikes that don't fit perfectly. ...

1. Divest of all bikes that don't fit perfectly.
2. Acquire no bike unless it actually fits AND fills some niche. Right now, a titanium Merckx is the only thing that is on that bucket list.
3....
01-08-18, 07:49 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,139
Posted By brandon98

I'm at a Zero Sum game, I think. Out: ...

I'm at a Zero Sum game, I think.

Out:
Schwinn Madison. I'm too old to entertain fixed gear fantasies and I no longer have to take Army physical fitness test alternate events.
GT Peace 9er. ...
01-08-18, 12:21 AM
Replies: 2,394
Views: 179,778
Posted By brandon98

I'm working on my NOS just purchased 2015 Bianchi...

I'm working on my NOS just purchased 2015 Bianchi Impulso, removing the Ultegra 6800 and subbing in Campy Potenza. I plan on riding it for my birthday in February. As an aside, I'll have a pretty...
11-13-17, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By brandon98

Kool Stop pads transform mediocre brakes into...

Kool Stop pads transform mediocre brakes into good brakes and good brakes into great brakes. Most current lower end brakes come with pads made out of crayons and old plastic cutting boards, it...
10-22-17, 07:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,144
Posted By brandon98

The Nashbar threaded carbon fork is a superb...

The Nashbar threaded carbon fork is a superb value and a durable fork. it's also NEW and hasn't had an uncertain previous life with another owner. Steel forks are easy to assess for damage, carbon,...
09-28-17, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 2,028,276
Posted By brandon98

Continental GP and Gatorskin are sooooo much...

Continental GP and Gatorskin are sooooo much better than the cheaper Vittorias. The Zaffiro and Randonneur are like pedaling through mashed potatoes in comparison. Tires are, to a great extent, one...
08-26-17, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,406
Posted By brandon98

The TB14 is the spiritual descendent of the Mavic...

The TB14 is the spiritual descendent of the Mavic MA40 but still avaiable without ridiculous NOS prices. Well done.
08-26-17, 06:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,759
Posted By brandon98

My 99 Peloton is the same frameset as that...

My 99 Peloton is the same frameset as that Circuit but I'm running 9 speed Veloce/Racing T. The best changes I did were: 1) Selle An Atomica saddle 2) Nashbar 1" threaded carbon fork. It really...
08-04-17, 07:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By brandon98

I'm curious.... Is the paint battered on the...

I'm curious....

Is the paint battered on the seat/down tube or is that just mud splatter?

ST and TT measurements, please.

Brandon
04-26-17, 04:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,701
Posted By brandon98

Rob's alive. I just got a box and a PM from him...

Rob's alive. I just got a box and a PM from him today.
Life has, indeed, happened.

Everybody relax....
03-09-17, 08:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,660
Posted By brandon98

Bill, Please post pics to your FB page. ...

Bill,

Please post pics to your FB page.

Work has Flickr filtered.

Brandon
02-24-17, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,072
Posted By brandon98

What length is that FSA crankset?

What length is that FSA crankset?
01-26-17, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By brandon98

I might be your huckleberrry.... Do you want...

I might be your huckleberrry....
Do you want the Modolo sourced or Dia-Comp sourced brakes?
Do you need a 631 crankset?
821 DT levers?
851 Erector Set or 840 index RD?
01-26-17, 07:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 630
Posted By brandon98

8 Speed Campy is an orphan. 5.0mm cog...

8 Speed Campy is an orphan.

5.0mm cog spacing (same as Shimano 7 speed)

More here:
Shimano cog spacing, derailleur, and shifter compatibility...
01-21-17, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 151,129
Posted By brandon98

Thanks but I am specifically looking for purple. ...

Thanks but I am specifically looking for purple. I've got blue, black, red, grey, yellow, celeste, and pearl white but the purple's needed as that over-the-top early 90's touch on a build I'm...
01-21-17, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 151,129
Posted By brandon98

Wanted: Purple LOOK Delta cleat pattern pedals. ...

Wanted: Purple LOOK Delta cleat pattern pedals. Model not terribly important but must be purple

Have other color LOOK pedals for trade as well as misc stems, consumables like tubes, etc.
01-11-17, 07:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,956
Posted By brandon98

I have a 25" 1989 Prelude and a 25" 1986 Peloton,...

I have a 25" 1989 Prelude and a 25" 1986 Peloton, both resto modded with Shimergo setup....
12-07-16, 05:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,253
Posted By brandon98

It looks like an interesting tool for 30 years...

It looks like an interesting tool for 30 years ago when freewheels were far more common (at least in the US among "serious" riders). It's definitely a specialty shop tool as most of us collectors...
12-02-16, 01:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,332
Posted By brandon98

Alas, this guy has a 60 x 58.5 TT. A tad big for...

Alas, this guy has a 60 x 58.5 TT. A tad big for ya.
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