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12-04-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,493
Posted By rosefarts

I took my bike to a guy who doesn't "do" bikes....

I took my bike to a guy who doesn't "do" bikes. Primarily he powder coats auto stuff, construction stuff, and restaurant stuff.

I don't think you need a specialist at all. He bead blasted and...
12-04-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 725
Posted By rosefarts

I think this isnt true. If anything, a crank for...

I think this isnt true. If anything, a crank for JIS might bottom out on an ISO bb.

For a JIS bb with ISO crank, like I use, I had to account for the difference and get a bottom bracket a few mm...
12-01-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 399
Posted By rosefarts

A few things to address. I'm not too serious...

A few things to address.

I'm not too serious about riding but I am most serious about gravel. It doesn't make me fast but I've certainly logged the miles and hit some fun stuff.

A steel gravel...
12-01-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 822
Posted By rosefarts

I really don't like long head tubes. I would say...

I really don't like long head tubes. I would say 54-56 in steel and 56-58 in something wide.

I think a lot of super small ones look really cool, like a vintage 42-46. I can't say I've ever seen a...
11-30-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 399
Posted By rosefarts

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This is my 1x10 Gravel bike. Campagnolo 135bcd crank limits me...
11-27-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 804
Posted By rosefarts

It's not just carbon fiber posts. I got a cheap...

It's not just carbon fiber posts. I got a cheap Thomson knockoff for $10. Looked fine and I'm fairly certain the post itself was strong enough. The mechanism to hold the seat was a very underbuilt 2...
11-25-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,946
Posted By rosefarts

I put a noleen on the back and Manitou 4 up...

I put a noleen on the back and Manitou 4 up front. This was on my 855. This was 1996 I think.

If I had that bike today, I'd put a big dowel in there and run it as a hardtail.
11-24-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By rosefarts

That's not where shoes wear out from hiking. So...

That's not where shoes wear out from hiking. So you can hike as much as you want and ride as much as you want and you won't be doubling the wear.

In other words, do nothing.

The only sole...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,220
Posted By rosefarts

Spoonrobot nailed it. This "revolution" was...

Spoonrobot nailed it.

This "revolution" was enough to get a lot of us to try 25s and 28s. Not really slower and come with a little added confidence.

I don't miss my 20s or 23s but I'm not going...
11-20-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 694
Posted By rosefarts

That's a much better response than I'd actually...

That's a much better response than I'd actually expected. Makes sense, given the heat and pressure needed for a cure.
11-20-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 694
Posted By rosefarts

I have 3 steel bikes. I also don't base my...

I have 3 steel bikes. I also don't base my purchases on rhymes.

If you and the other response are representative of the whole, it sounds like BB shells are glued into the frame after it's cured,...
11-19-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 694
Posted By rosefarts

Crazy thought, threaded BB on carbon frame

I was thinking, that's always a problem.

So lots of carbon frames have press fit Bb's and some complain of creaking. There are some ways to attempt to fix this.

Other frames have a threaded BB,...
11-18-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,663
Posted By rosefarts

Your project has my attention because it's...

Your project has my attention because it's something I would do. For a few seconds I was even temped to do it to my new old Spectrum. It's too original, so I'll leave it alone.

Threadless is...
11-18-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,871
Posted By rosefarts

When I think of bonking, I think of it as a...

When I think of bonking, I think of it as a catastrophic glycogen depletion. There's nothing left in the tank. Its time to go home and refuel.

What I think happened to you was not a total...
11-18-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,029
Posted By rosefarts

I've got Microshift 10speed barend shifters WITH...

I've got Microshift 10speed barend shifters WITH mountain bike pull ratio. They work perfectly. Much crisper and less finicky than the last barends I had, Dura Ace 8 speed.

They were pretty spendy...
11-18-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,663
Posted By rosefarts

Jyl, light builds, that don't have light frames...

Jyl, light builds, that don't have light frames are all about the wheels. But you probably want to ride the bike too.

Low spoke count carbon tubulars from LBW and the lightest hubs Bitex makes...
11-17-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,663
Posted By rosefarts

I have a pretty good idea. My Tallerico has a...

I have a pretty good idea. My Tallerico has a similar frame weight and the steel fork is 650g. I switched to carbon since I needed a slightly higher cockpit and I refused to have a stem pointing to...
11-17-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 672
Posted By rosefarts

Voodoo CX bike from the late 90s. Totally redone...

Voodoo CX bike from the late 90s. Totally redone as a 1x Gravel monster. I had it powder coated and have a blue logo kit for subtle style.
...
11-17-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 622
Posted By rosefarts

Early aughts with plenty of newer parts, so not...

Early aughts with plenty of newer parts, so not C&V. My 17lb steel bike.

Tallerico
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11-17-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,257
Posted By rosefarts

You and I are nearly the exact same size. I also...

You and I are nearly the exact same size. I also got the small, they fit perfectly, and like you, they are so uncomfortable that I can't use them. I wouldn't do a short ride with them.

It's the...
11-15-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 507
Posted By rosefarts

So that is my other concern. It's a DA stem with...

So that is my other concern. It's a DA stem with the hidden bolts. Nothing to spread out.
11-14-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 507
Posted By rosefarts

Modern Ergonomic dropbar with vintage levers?

The Spectrum is up and running now and is truly a beauty. My singular complaint is how uncomfortable the handlebar is.

I hate the interface between the handlebar and levers. They drop too...
11-13-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,928
Posted By rosefarts

I rode by a Vestas windmill operation today....

I rode by a Vestas windmill operation today. There were a few miles where my hr, Garmin chest strap, was between 199-237. I wasn't working too hard.

So there is that.
11-11-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 13,007
Posted By rosefarts

In high school I had a Proflex 855 that the front...

In high school I had a Proflex 855 that the front derailleur never shifted right. I don't know if it was a geometry issue or suspension. The rear was fine.

I got a Sachs 3x7 and a Deore XT 8 speed...
11-11-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,078
Posted By rosefarts

Ryder's VeloPolar, the best of both worlds.

Ryder's VeloPolar, the best of both worlds.
11-11-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By rosefarts

I have speedplay specific shoes so I never used...

I have speedplay specific shoes so I never used the adapters. Im sure I could modify those into slotted cleats or at least mount these to them. Seems like a lot of work for how seldom I'd use them.
11-11-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,078
Posted By rosefarts

If you're young with no eye problems, the $30-50...

If you're young with no eye problems, the $30-50 range is your friend. Optic Nerve One is on the top of the list.

I lost vision on glacier in a blizzard about 12 years ago. Even though I could see...
11-11-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 13,007
Posted By rosefarts

It's snowing now but will be 65 and sunny on...

It's snowing now but will be 65 and sunny on Wednesday.
11-11-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By rosefarts

Nice!! Want a spare pair?

Nice!!

Want a spare pair?
11-10-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By rosefarts

Those look like they would have the same pattern...

Those look like they would have the same pattern as Look. I don't think the drilling has changed from the mid 80s. Delta or Keep. Mine wouldn't fit.

Futzing around with a trashed old pair of...
11-10-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By rosefarts

I know what they are. I just don't know what type...

I know what they are. I just don't know what type of shoe they would mount to.
11-10-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By rosefarts

Clearly the previous owner Dremeled it out to...

Clearly the previous owner Dremeled it out to attempt to get the bottom two holes on to an SPD shoe. The cleat itself doesn't have a scratch, so I assume this failed and never got ridden.
11-10-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By rosefarts

Slotted cleat, what standard is this?

I thought it'd be fun to ride the Dura Ace 7400 pedals on my bike. I thought it'd go great with my Look compatible Bontrager Classique shoes.

I ordered these cleats on eBay. The 3 hole pattern is...
11-09-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,711
Posted By rosefarts

Fun fact. You need a liquid to run hydraulic...

Fun fact. You need a liquid to run hydraulic brakes. Water might not work as well as mineral oil but it would work.

In the 90s, a friend of mine filled his Magura rim brakes with Windex. No, I...
11-07-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 793
Posted By rosefarts

I loved the guy but you just described the...

I loved the guy but you just described the previous owner to a T.
11-06-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 793
Posted By rosefarts

Um, this is the C&V forum. As in, nothing is new....

Um, this is the C&V forum. As in, nothing is new. I was 6 when Greg (original owner) had Tom Kellogg put this together. I would have opted for much flashier colors, mounts for a second water bottle,...
11-06-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,030
Posted By rosefarts

I don't shop for hubs based on volume but I like...

I don't shop for hubs based on volume but I like the loud ones.

I have two nearly silent hubs. The spare wheel on my gravel bike, some 135mm cheap thing a friend gave me after buying it used (for...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2,354
Views: 301,336
Posted By rosefarts

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11-06-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 793
Posted By rosefarts

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11-06-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 793
Posted By rosefarts

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11-05-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 623
Posted By rosefarts

I have a late 90s cyclocross bike I've...

I have a late 90s cyclocross bike I've reincarnated as a gravel bike. I've raced on it and I've taken it on plenty of epic rides (spoiler alert, it's slower).

Anyway, I'm not afraid of an older...
11-05-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 793
Posted By rosefarts

6 speed Uniglide DA 7400? Dead on at 85' ...

6 speed Uniglide DA 7400? Dead on at 85'

Also would have gotten extra gears, STI, and dual pivot.

As for the question about handlebars. I don't plan to change them but modern ergonomic drop...
11-05-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By rosefarts

I'll talk to my lbs tomorrow, if they can't do...

I'll talk to my lbs tomorrow, if they can't do it, we'll make a plan.
11-05-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By rosefarts

Compatible within the 740x line and nothing else?...

Compatible within the 740x line and nothing else?

So I've got the bike together and rideable. It's actually pretty sweet as it sits. I'm going to leave the gearing as andi just not take this...
11-04-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 793
Posted By rosefarts

Well, I'm not sure how much 6ft of 3mm...

Well, I'm not sure how much 6ft of 3mm steel/brass/plastic tubing weighs. No idea what material the inner guides are made from actually.

I would be afraid to ever change cables on a bike like that...
11-04-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 793
Posted By rosefarts

That was super weird. Bare cable but there are...

That was super weird. Bare cable but there are thin tubes inside so you don't have to go fishing.

It's bare cable from the shifter until the rear loop. On the front, no housing at all and the...
11-04-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 793
Posted By rosefarts

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11-04-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 793
Posted By rosefarts

I finished* the Spectrum!

A little background, when I was a pretty little kid, a friend of my dad's bought a new bike. In small town Wyoming the idea that someone could spend $2300 in 1985 sounded crazy.

He liked nice...
11-04-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 708
Posted By rosefarts

Too pretty to ride? I think I've met a few...

Too pretty to ride?

I think I've met a few ladies bwho thought that about themselves.
11-04-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 562
Posted By rosefarts

They're back on the bike and adjusted now since...

They're back on the bike and adjusted now since last post. The only thing I noticed is that I need to use more strength to overcome the spring.

This isn't my gravel bike or my serious road bike,...
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