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07-17-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 514
Posted By panzerwagon

They definitely look comfy. Is there a...

They definitely look comfy. Is there a corresponding Nitto model number (B135, B132, etc) or are these a custom commission by Rene Herse?

Also love the two-tone bar wrap.
07-17-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 514
Posted By panzerwagon

Sweet looking ride! What handlebars are those? (I...

Sweet looking ride! What handlebars are those? (I think I see a red stripe indicating nitto heat-treatment). Also, what width?
Forum: Want To Buy
05-19-19, 02:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,879
Posted By panzerwagon

Are you still looking for this? Iíve got a...

Are you still looking for this?

Iíve got a 1989 Specialized Rockhopper Comp frameset in good condition. Size is 19Ē.

Let me know, thanks.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-14-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,050
Posted By panzerwagon

Good to know, thanks! 👍

Good to know, thanks! 👍
Forum: Framebuilders
05-14-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,050
Posted By panzerwagon

Just spoke with Hank on the phone and heís still...

Just spoke with Hank on the phone and heís still working. Although a little bit of a drive, Iíll be heading down there in a few days. Thanks for the reference!
Forum: Framebuilders
05-13-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,050
Posted By panzerwagon

Also, this is a vintage steel touring fork with a...

Also, this is a vintage steel touring fork with a bit of rake, so there is already a large bend in both blades :)
Forum: Framebuilders
05-13-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,050
Posted By panzerwagon

Sorry, pics not yet available. Iíll try to...

Sorry, pics not yet available. Iíll try to explain ďdrive side blade is bent about 10mm forward and 6mm outwardĒ. The drive side fork blade (right side from the perspective of the rider) is the one...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-13-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,050
Posted By panzerwagon

Steel fork repair

Greetings:

I have a Miyata splined triple-butted steel fork that needs repair. Shipper packed the bike poorly and now it appears one fork blade is slightly bent. My crude measurements show drive...
04-21-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,101
Posted By panzerwagon

On further consideration-- The 'J' in the serial...

On further consideration-- The 'J' in the serial really throwing me off. Have you pulled the fork to see if there's anything engraved? The seat stays attach to the seat tube with a concave surface...
04-21-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,101
Posted By panzerwagon

This looks very much like a Univega gran turismo...

This looks very much like a Univega gran turismo or specialissima frame of the early 80s (pre-1984). By 84, both those models had fork mounts and seat tube cage mounts.
High quality framesets built...
04-20-19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 153,811
Posted By panzerwagon

Many thanks for your offer! Another kind member...

Many thanks for your offer! Another kind member has already agreed to help, but Iíll be sure to keep you in mind if anything comes up. I remain in awe of the kindness that continues to flow through...
04-12-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 563
Posted By panzerwagon

Iím in danger of sounding like a Tubus shill, but...

Iím in danger of sounding like a Tubus shill, but they also make very sturdy seat-stay adapters, which I would trust far more than rubberized p-clamps:
...
04-12-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 563
Posted By panzerwagon

I use the Tubus lowrider adapters. Theyíre really...

I use the Tubus lowrider adapters. Theyíre really well-built and I wouldnít hesitate to load them up.
Peter White has excellent info here: https://www.peterwhitecycles.com/tubus_racks.php
...
04-11-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 153,811
Posted By panzerwagon

Anyone available to inspect and facilitate a bike...

Anyone available to inspect and facilitate a bike purchase in Portland, OR? (near PDX).
04-10-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 803
Posted By panzerwagon

Here's a handy reference chart for brake reach of...

Here's a handy reference chart for brake reach of the various Dia Compe centre-pull brakes....
04-08-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 901
Posted By panzerwagon

If you find a brazed on clamp stop under the down...

If you find a brazed on clamp stop under the down tube, that would confirm no shifter bosses originally. My 1984 Trek 520 came with clamp-on shifters with a clamp stop under the tube.
04-03-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 803
Posted By panzerwagon

I also vote for the dia compe 610. They have long...

I also vote for the dia compe 610. They have long reach as well as great stopping power, especially with kool stop pads. They would look good too.
03-21-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5,343
Views: 410,470
Posted By panzerwagon

Couple cans of Frame Saver, via slow ground...

Couple cans of Frame Saver, via slow ground shipping, the day after I finally conclude that perhaps Fluid Film might be a better choice. I blame this thread:...
03-08-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,249
Posted By panzerwagon

Bike looks very sharp, nice work. I found the...

Bike looks very sharp, nice work. I found the 50cm berthoud fenders a bit challenging to squeeze between the chain stays on my Ď82. Thinking of dropping down to the 40cm size, but that means limiting...
03-08-19, 12:19 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,433
Posted By panzerwagon

Rolling fast down a steep and tight single-lane...

Rolling fast down a steep and tight single-lane alley in a third-world country when I decided it would be a good idea to pass the slowing traffic ahead from the oncoming lane. Head-on with a small...
03-04-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,557
Posted By panzerwagon

I’ve got a couple 56cm options (slightly too...

I’ve got a couple 56cm options (slightly too large for me):
- 1984 Trek 520 complete bike, good shape, looks mostly original. I used it as a commuter and fast weekend trainer. Very nimble frame...
03-04-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 153,811
Posted By panzerwagon

Happy to help. Let me know via PM.

Happy to help. Let me know via PM.
03-01-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,529
Posted By panzerwagon

Another one for the project queue. Kobe Cobra....

Another one for the project queue. Kobe Cobra. Unknown year. Frame made in Hong Kong. Decent Japanese components (Suntour V-GT Luxe, ratcheting shifters, 36h Araya rims, Suzue sealed hubs, etc)....
02-28-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By panzerwagon

Curiously, my 1984 centurion pro tour 15 came...

Curiously, my 1984 centurion pro tour 15 came with that exact stem. Previous owner claimed it was original. Beautiful finish and lettering.
Forum: Commuting
02-25-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,966
Posted By panzerwagon

I'm one of those old kooks in my office who keeps...

I'm one of those old kooks in my office who keeps a complete placement of stainless cutlery at work because he refuses to eat with plastic like the other peasants :-D
Forum: Commuting
02-25-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,966
Posted By panzerwagon

Two pieces of info here: Eating out of...

Two pieces of info here:

Eating out of plastic causes thousands of nick and scratches. Source: I have eaten out of many plastic containers over my lifetime. Whilst I haven't actually counted the...
02-20-19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 25,852
Posted By panzerwagon

Slightly older photo, but substantially the same....

Slightly older photo, but substantially the same. Iím lucky to be able to park it a few feet from my office....
Forum: Commuting
02-20-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,966
Posted By panzerwagon

The aforementioned pyrex glass dishes with...

The aforementioned pyrex glass dishes with snapware lids work best for me. These are the ones sold at costco in the US. Although they are also available in plastic dishes, I prefer glass for the...
02-18-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 992
Posted By panzerwagon

Given I have that exact bike and ride it to work...

Given I have that exact bike and ride it to work most days, I suspect this may be a scary glimpse into my future.
😧
Forum: Commuting
01-24-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,378
Posted By panzerwagon

Funnily enough, I did great on the day it was...

Funnily enough, I did great on the day it was 109Fó well prepared with lots of pre-hydration and didnít push myself too hard. Next day was 108F and that did not feel good at all (same humidity etc)....
Forum: Commuting
01-24-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,378
Posted By panzerwagon

Wow, I canít even imagine 7 F. My lowest last...

Wow, I canít even imagine 7 F. My lowest last year was 25 F, but in the summer I hit a new high of 109 F !

I vastly preferred the latter...
01-23-19, 01:30 AM
Replies: 5,343
Views: 410,470
Posted By panzerwagon

Kool stop cross pad holders and pads to retrofit...

Kool stop cross pad holders and pads to retrofit my old dia compe 980 cantis.
Replies: 7
Views: 913
Posted By panzerwagon

Unfortunately the build had to get sidelined in...

Unfortunately the build had to get sidelined in favor of various other dalliances (refurbishing family bikes, fiddling with my handlebar+stem setup on my univega specialissima, and generally...
01-16-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,770
Posted By panzerwagon

Are you me?!? Making things worse is ever...

Are you me?!?

Making things worse is ever since I've been browsing these forums, my standards have shifted from buy-only-what-you-need-right-now to...
01-16-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,770
Posted By panzerwagon

Perfect description, and easiest way to find the...

Perfect description, and easiest way to find the parts. This also works quite well with classic cars and their supporting parts cars :rolleyes:
12-29-18, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By panzerwagon

Thanks for the referenceó I actually had no idea...

Thanks for the referenceó I actually had no idea it was a recent creation. I was just thinking CF would be a perfect material to do a modern version, and waddayaknow. Found some more of his...
12-29-18, 12:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By panzerwagon

Curves and fins

Does this Cadillac bicycle from 1959 qualify as C&V? 😁
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/604x396/519c2c7e_142e_40bc_9dfb_9b639d22f73e_ccaba29dfb5804e1760549ccea3d94cb0af1cd24.jpeg
12-10-18, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,031
Posted By panzerwagon

Brown model 3 showed up over the weekend....

Brown model 3 showed up over the weekend. Absolutely beautiful saddle and brightwork. Unfortunately it feels as hard as a coconut, so likely a non-starter. The nutcracker theme is stuck in my head...
12-04-18, 10:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 564
Posted By panzerwagon

I tried that alreadyó fantastic visibility but...

I tried that alreadyó fantastic visibility but the old Blackburn racks vibrate the light beam enough to give me seizures.



Yup. 1984 univega specialissima touringó Tange champion tubing, three...
12-04-18, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 564
Posted By panzerwagon

Thanks for the link, nice concept.

Thanks for the link, nice concept.
12-04-18, 04:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 564
Posted By panzerwagon

Thanks, thereís already a lock washer on the...

Thanks, thereís already a lock washer on the light side. My commute is pretty bumpy, so hoping thereís enough rigidity there.

Now I just need to get used to the funny shadow cast by the cross bar...
12-04-18, 03:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 564
Posted By panzerwagon

Brilliant! Now I donít feel so bad about my...

Brilliant! Now I donít feel so bad about my Frankenstein bracket.
12-04-18, 02:30 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,869
Posted By panzerwagon

Lots of highs and lows as usual, although not...

Lots of highs and lows as usual, although not quite as eventful or painful as some others in the thread.

Rode almost twice as much as last year. Acquired way too many bikes (now downsizing!),...
12-04-18, 02:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 564
Posted By panzerwagon

Headlight bracket hack

Dont like headlight mounted to the tops, and my handlebar bag makes it hard to mount on front tube. Decided to fashion something from a steel L-bracket. I suspect this will have limited life due to...
12-01-18, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By panzerwagon

PM sent

PM sent
11-23-18, 12:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,156
Posted By panzerwagon

Very nice! Thanks for sharing the details. ...

Very nice! Thanks for sharing the details.

Due to time constraints, Iíve been tempted to install the IKEA mounts (https://m.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/art/40350143/)
but not sure how...
10-29-18, 08:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,348
Posted By panzerwagon

I know itís been a couple months, but Iím pleased...

I know itís been a couple months, but Iím pleased to report that with your encouragement (as well as other BFers), I waxed my first chain last week. Crockpot was $5.99 at goodwill. Wax was $3 for a...
10-29-18, 07:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,764
Posted By panzerwagon

Are you talking about the cutouts in the lug? Or...

Are you talking about the cutouts in the lug? Or the fact that the spindle has two ends?
🙃
10-29-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,708
Posted By panzerwagon

Iíve always wondered why powder coating is so...

Iíve always wondered why powder coating is so popular. I understand durability, but isnít touching up the inevitable nicks nigh impossible?
10-29-18, 07:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,637
Posted By panzerwagon

Regarding the Suntour/Shimano question, Iíve...

Regarding the Suntour/Shimano question, Iíve always considered Shimano setups more sterile. The indexing is crisp, but seems to be rigid and relies on forgiveness from the hg cassette. Friction mode...
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