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07-23-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By Weresquatch

For those who might be interested...

Not pretty but running full housing and using on fire roads and gravel. It's a very smooth...
06-07-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By Weresquatch

WOW that is sano. Nice.

WOW that is sano. Nice.
06-07-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,419
Posted By Weresquatch

All of these bikes are way nicer condition than...

All of these bikes are way nicer condition than the usual stuff I come across. Do you all live in places where people buy expensive bicycles just 'cause they like the way they look in the garage? :-)...
06-07-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By Weresquatch

Isn't that just a 110BCD 48T? local bike shop,...

Isn't that just a 110BCD 48T? local bike shop, bike co-op, Amazon, eBay, etc.
06-07-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,874
Posted By Weresquatch

yikes....get a pin tool used to change pads on an...

yikes....get a pin tool used to change pads on an angle grinder....quick look on Amazon shows they're cheaper than the old Park
06-07-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,585
Posted By Weresquatch

I used to be sponsored and a product tester for a...

I used to be sponsored and a product tester for a carbon fiber company that made frames and components for several companies such as Scott and FSA. Carbon fiber is NOT uniform and as such there is...
06-07-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,855
Posted By Weresquatch

I know you just put new tires on there, but...

I know you just put new tires on there, but honestly, I think fitting the widest tire you can with that frame is going to be superior to dropping money on a fork that is just going to add weight.
06-05-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,331
Posted By Weresquatch

This is like asking me which is my favorite...

This is like asking me which is my favorite child? Beauty for me is strongly tied up with durability and reliability. It's hard for me to pic a whole groupset but just some parts off the top of my...
06-05-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,155
Posted By Weresquatch

I suppose just to pile on, but I've got 4k miles...

I suppose just to pile on, but I've got 4k miles on a 105 cassette and.....it's fine. Most people honestly never really wear them out.
05-31-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,673
Posted By Weresquatch

Really neat frame but I really doubt it's 50s or...

Really neat frame but I really doubt it's 50s or 60s....late 70s. I very much like the wrap-over seat stays.
05-31-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,311
Posted By Weresquatch

Email away....

Email away....
05-31-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,311
Posted By Weresquatch

Why, yes. Yes, I would.

Why, yes. Yes, I would.
05-30-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,311
Posted By Weresquatch

Most the pics of the Kenko are here: ...

Most the pics of the Kenko are here:
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1108479-interesting-catalog-1968-touring-bikes-road-bikes-jr-road-bikes-city-bikes.html

If I start the thread I'll...
05-30-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,311
Posted By Weresquatch

I can do that if there is some interest....there...

I can do that if there is some interest....there are some pictures in a thread of what we believe to be a '67 Kenko (pre '69 merger that produced Zebrakenko) that had some peculiar gearing (48/40)...
05-30-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,311
Posted By Weresquatch

Thanks for all the input. I have to clean up the...

Thanks for all the input. I have to clean up the GT and Lark but they both seem to be in good working order. The frame I'm using DID come with the Lark but I think I'm going with the GT just for the...
05-29-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,945
Posted By Weresquatch

I really appreciate your shot of the Pasela...

I really appreciate your shot of the Pasela 700x35s...that's exactly what I just bought for my rough road/bikepacking bike I'm building (though the frame I'm using is nowhere near as nice). They look...
05-29-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,945
Posted By Weresquatch

The Challenge is a good looking tire with a...

The Challenge is a good looking tire with a classic, proven tread. For me, I just can't beat the price/performance ratio of the Conti GP4000 (or 4000ii).
05-29-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,311
Posted By Weresquatch

Vintage low-end der shoot-out...

Okay, as some of you know, I'm building a touring/rough roads bike from an old '67 Japanese frame. I know it's not valuable and that is fine, I enjoy the whole rebuilding/project aspect. Anyway, I'm...
05-29-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,481
Posted By Weresquatch

Most likely BB or pedals. I know it sounds weird,...

Most likely BB or pedals. I know it sounds weird, but with the bike elevated, turn the cranks slowly while putting the horn of your saddle (gently) in your ear. While you turn the cranks, listen for...
05-29-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 953
Posted By Weresquatch

You're surely having a joke, right? I run those...

You're surely having a joke, right? I run those lil Avid thingamajigs on a few of my bikes....they work well to largely eliminate that snag-catcher on my off-roady bikes.
05-24-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 653
Posted By Weresquatch

I've never seen a set up like that myself......I...

I've never seen a set up like that myself......I still like the rod-brake explanation best, but?
05-24-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 653
Posted By Weresquatch

The hole isn't threaded....how would any sort of...

The hole isn't threaded....how would any sort of pulley or chain guard stay on there?
05-24-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,903
Posted By Weresquatch

Unlike old metal dork discs, these are just plain...

Unlike old metal dork discs, these are just plain old aesthetically ugly. I won't do it to my bikes. I love them all too much to harness them with a "clutz clanger".
05-24-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,903
Posted By Weresquatch

I bought an '70s Bianchi for my wife that was...

I bought an '70s Bianchi for my wife that was full ARx....I remember getting it all ready to upgrade it and well....never did. They were very, very reliable. My wife rode that heck out of that bike...
05-24-19, 09:36 AM
05-23-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,903
Posted By Weresquatch

Oh, that BLOOOWWS. I've never run a dork disc but...

Oh, that BLOOOWWS. I've never run a dork disc but I've also never had that happen. With that said, I do have purple that I usually use on small, fiddley screws.
05-21-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 903
Posted By Weresquatch

OP has clearly been infected with "upgradeitis"....

OP has clearly been infected with "upgradeitis". There is no known cure.
05-21-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 903
Posted By Weresquatch

You and me both. I always like having a bike...

You and me both. I always like having a bike project of some sort....
05-21-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 903
Posted By Weresquatch

VERY true. Do this FIRST. I always strip...

VERY true. Do this FIRST. I always strip everything off the bike, clean everything, regrease or lube everything, wax the frame, then I start to build/rebuild.
05-21-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,945
Posted By Weresquatch

I just bought a set of 700x35s PTs for $15/each...

I just bought a set of 700x35s PTs for $15/each on Amazon. They're going on a cheap steel tourer I'm building.
05-21-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,945
Posted By Weresquatch

That is a seriously gorgeous bike.

That is a seriously gorgeous bike.
05-21-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 52,469
Views: 7,083,462
Posted By Weresquatch

Regarding that Paramount, what a POS! Nobody...

Regarding that Paramount, what a POS! Nobody should buy that.....I'll be right back....
Forum: Fatbikes
05-21-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,603
Posted By Weresquatch

Nothing wrong with that spec....just ride it...

Nothing wrong with that spec....just ride it until you break something imo....
05-21-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By Weresquatch

I have a SS I'm parting out...I believe I have a...

I have a SS I'm parting out...I believe I have a converted crank with a 32t, spaced out freehub, Tange switchblade fork, etc.....
05-21-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 903
Posted By Weresquatch

That is a very good (albeit heavy) tire. If you...

That is a very good (albeit heavy) tire. If you wanted to save some coin, I think you can find Pasela Protites for about 1/3 the cost (I just bought some for $15 each on Amazon for example)....
Forum: Fatbikes
05-20-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,418
Posted By Weresquatch

Amazon has Vee Buldozer 4.7" under $20...

Amazon has Vee Buldozer 4.7" under $20 each....
05-17-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,329
Posted By Weresquatch

We have different ideas of "clearance" :-) but I...

We have different ideas of "clearance" :-) but I live in muddy terrain. Really sano bike, nice job. Consider some Magura HS-33s instead of a disc conversion?
05-17-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,017
Posted By Weresquatch

It'd be helpful to know your weight, the weight...

It'd be helpful to know your weight, the weight of the bike and the terrain you want to ride. For example, my advice would be very different for a 150lb rider on a 20lb bike riding fast hardpack then...
05-17-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 953
Posted By Weresquatch

Sounds like a friction issue to me. I'd start...

Sounds like a friction issue to me. I'd start with my high/low backed all the way out and make sure my cables are loosey-goosey...while you're checking all that perhaps have some lube sprayed on the...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-17-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,815
Posted By Weresquatch

What's your budget?

What's your budget?
05-17-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 750
Posted By Weresquatch

Nailed it...the dropouts are a dead give away. I...

Nailed it...the dropouts are a dead give away. I have one of those converted to a SS.
05-17-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By Weresquatch

...I've still got a 1" Mag-21. It's not...

...I've still got a 1" Mag-21. It's not suspension but I've also got a 1" Tange Switchblade that I think is cooler.
05-14-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 52,469
Views: 7,083,462
Posted By Weresquatch

It's a little-known made-up fact that Fausto...

It's a little-known made-up fact that Fausto Copi's favorite bike was a Ross.
Forum: Fatbikes
05-14-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 958
Posted By Weresquatch

....sounds like your headset is loose....reseat...

....sounds like your headset is loose....reseat it properly. I don't know your level of comfort/skill but of course the most common mistake is people trying to tighten the headset just through the...
05-14-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 52,469
Views: 7,083,462
Posted By Weresquatch

Good call on the knock-off. Also good call on the...

Good call on the knock-off. Also good call on the glued frames being blech. At a quick glance that bike looked older than '92 and I didn't notice the OCLV.
05-14-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By Weresquatch

As an official Magura Cult Member (got the...

As an official Magura Cult Member (got the official top cap of membership) I applaud your use of 33 canti brakes (not really V brakes though right...but V brakes are just long armed...
05-14-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,344
Posted By Weresquatch

Great job everyone. I don't really keep track of...

Great job everyone. I don't really keep track of mileage as much as I keep track of trying to ride a bit each day (at least that's the goal). Seems like it might be easier to keep track of all this...
05-14-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 52,469
Views: 7,083,462
Posted By Weresquatch

So you don't find that stem/hbar combo overly...

So you don't find that stem/hbar combo overly much for that frame? Maybe I'm the only one who remembers the early Trek carbon frames being.....not great.
05-14-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 52,469
Views: 7,083,462
Posted By Weresquatch

When the Schwinn Criss Cross is a little too rich...

When the Schwinn Criss Cross is a little too rich for your blood....
05-14-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 52,469
Views: 7,083,462
Posted By Weresquatch

...that's an odd build and surprisingly...

...that's an odd build and surprisingly neglected...meh? There's money to be made there parting it out....
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