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10-10-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,063
Posted By deux jambes

I agree, the Stronglight is a more attractive...

I agree, the Stronglight is a more attractive looking crankarm. Otherwise, Iíve got no complaints with my TA. The Shimano deer head handles the 48/38/28 chainrings with no sweat.
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10-09-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14,269
Views: 1,305,983
Posted By deux jambes

8 miles out & about errands, groceries ...

8 miles out & about
errands, groceries
chilly fingers & autumn leaves
...
10-02-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14,269
Views: 1,305,983
Posted By deux jambes

While no more than three miles from home,...

While no more than three miles from home, visiting a local park lent the sense of being worlds away from the noise, crime, and litter found right outside my front door.

The short trip was another...
09-30-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14,269
Views: 1,305,983
Posted By deux jambes

Skinner Butte actually. Willamette flows right by...

Skinner Butte actually. Willamette flows right by it at the north side of its base. Spencerís is almost dead center in the photo however, looking south.

While Skinner Butte is a much smaller piece...
09-30-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,192
Posted By deux jambes

Yea, could be... and finding out before going all...

Yea, could be... and finding out before going all in with it is definitely the plan. If itís not a frame that will seem to fit well at all, Iíll either pass it on as is, or else build it up cheap and...
09-30-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,192
Posted By deux jambes

It is a large frame. As mentioned, itís one away...

It is a large frame. As mentioned, itís one away from the largest offered that year. I do believe (or hope) itís comparable to what Iíd normally ride in a vintage road frame. Prior to purchasing it,...
09-29-19, 11:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,810
Posted By deux jambes

If there are trends or crazes involved with...

If there are trends or crazes involved with owning/riding C&V bikes today, Iím glad Iím unaware of them. As for not running with Cantu brakes, a 650B builds seem pretty right on, and Iíll mention too...
09-29-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,192
Posted By deux jambes

Would love to see a pic or two of one or more of...

Would love to see a pic or two of one or more of Ďem if you ever feel so inclined to post some!
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Well, it definitely sounds like you might need another lol

I was10 years old when...
09-26-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14,269
Views: 1,305,983
Posted By deux jambes

I rode up a hill today. ...

I rode up a hill today.

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09-26-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,040
Posted By deux jambes

So, a little updating... Weather was spotty...

So, a little updating...

Weather was spotty for a little while after building, butís itís shaped up nicely since, and Iíve been able to put quite a few miles in the bike over the past couple...
09-26-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,192
Posted By deux jambes

Interesting... because while it is an Ď85, the...

Interesting... because while it is an Ď85, the Rockhopper came with bull moose bars that year, but the Stumpjumper had the Slingshot Jr.

I absolutely love the look of bullmoose bars, but have...
09-25-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,192
Posted By deux jambes

Spent some time rummaging the Co-Op today. I...

Spent some time rummaging the Co-Op today. I discovered a number of items which struck me as good choices for incorporating into this project, but limited funds meant I could only walk away with so...
09-25-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,192
Posted By deux jambes

Youíve given me a ton of food for though, and...

Youíve given me a ton of food for though, and some very tempting ideas. Thank you! Iím looking into the 7 to 8 speed hub conversion. Spotted a couple of candidates at the Co-Op today.
09-25-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,192
Posted By deux jambes

I like it all! I like your style. And, I...

I like it all! I like your style. And, I generally despise 80ís graphics, so if the frame fits, and seems a keeper, I may just peel the stickers. Otherwise, I think I should keep Ďem in for the sake...
09-25-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,192
Posted By deux jambes

Thanks for sharing your experience! Itís good to...

Thanks for sharing your experience! Itís good to hear that this frame might work out for me... And yes indeed, you nailed the ĎTraught measurements exactly, stem included.

If ďeffective reachĒ is...
09-25-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,192
Posted By deux jambes

Classtime Iím definitely surveying local sales...

Classtime Iím definitely surveying local sales for a possible donor bike. Itíd probably be a few weeks until I can spring for one thatís worthy, but it might be the most economical way to go. In the...
09-24-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,192
Posted By deux jambes

Iím a similar size & build as the PO. For...

Iím a similar size & build as the PO. For whatever itís worth, at one point he had the bike assembled in mock up & claimed it would have fit him. I straddled the frame, held it off the ground about...
09-24-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,192
Posted By deux jambes

57.5 mm center to center.

57.5 mm center to center.
09-24-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,192
Posted By deux jambes

Ď85 Stumpjumper build in queue & needing ideas!

The Eisentraut build was a success & a great pleasure. I learned a lot in the process & have been enjoying riding very much since itís completion a couple weeks ago. The Eisentraut was built with...
09-24-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2,648
Views: 589,795
Posted By deux jambes

Ď76 Eisentraut Limited As found on eBay... ...

Ď76 Eisentraut Limited

As found on eBay...

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09-20-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By deux jambes

All I can offer is that my small flange 1984...

All I can offer is that my small flange 1984 Record hubs use 7/32Ē up front.
09-15-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By deux jambes

Had the rear rack, but passed it on before trying...

Had the rear rack, but passed it on before trying it out. Cool design that seemed a good fit for very light duty... Blackburn was more trustworthy to fit my needs.
09-13-19, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By deux jambes

Recently set up a 3x6 48/38/28 chainring ...

Recently set up a 3x6

48/38/28 chainring
14/16/18/21/25/30 freewheel

Iím surprised how much time Iím comfortably spending on the big ring while using the smaller half of the rear cog
for in...
09-13-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 975
Posted By deux jambes

Drag! Such a lovely and exciting frame. I know...

Drag! Such a lovely and exciting frame. I know the feeling as I had a Benotto 3000 pass through my hands once for the same reason. Cool youíve got a good attitude about it though. An appreciative...
09-13-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,040
Posted By deux jambes

Luckily, the restaurant I work at has a dry...

Luckily, the restaurant I work at has a dry storage room which those of us who ride bike are allowed to park our rides. Leaving a bike out unattended in downtown Eugene is always risky.

Anyhow, I...
09-12-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,040
Posted By deux jambes

: Yours is the standard Limited. Ah man, I...

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Yours is the standard Limited. Ah man, I bet thatíd be a fun ride! Looks a size taller than mine, maybe two. Is it in your size range? If it is, whatís it going to take for ya to resolve the...
09-12-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,040
Posted By deux jambes

100% Born & raised in Ď74, and though Iíve...

100%

Born & raised in Ď74, and though Iíve been here in Eugene since Ď93, Iíll always be from ďThe Town!Ē
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09-12-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,040
Posted By deux jambes

Thanks you two, And with the awesome weather...

Thanks you two, And with the awesome weather today, I figured it was high time to do a little bit of that local exploring...

First, I needed groceries, so putting the panniers on, and testing the...
09-12-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,040
Posted By deux jambes

An all American build would be very impressive! ...

An all American build would be very impressive!

Funny. Mine wound up representing France, Italy, Japan, England... and of course, good Ďol USA. Pretty neutral in the end. Would that make it a...
09-12-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,040
Posted By deux jambes

Thank you! Yes, itís taken some time for sure. A...

Thank you! Yes, itís taken some time for sure. A trial in patience, and well worth it for sure...

Just in time for my favorite time of year!
09-11-19, 11:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,040
Posted By deux jambes

Thank you! Fenders are required in Oregon...

Thank you!

Fenders are required in Oregon lol... Luckily a rainy day here or there this time of year, is no indication that it gender season yet though. Once there however, I think VO seems the...
09-11-19, 11:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,040
Posted By deux jambes

Really pleased with the deer head so far. They...

Really pleased with the deer head so far. They were easy to adjust, and though Iíve only put 6 miles or so on them, theyíre performing very well. The front picks chain up, and smoothly moves it were...
09-11-19, 10:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,040
Posted By deux jambes

Thank you. And yes, I agree that much of the fun...

Thank you. And yes, I agree that much of the fun of the build can be in the hunt for its parts. Some of the harder to come by components, or just plain good deals, are all the more appreciated when...
09-11-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 2,349
Views: 175,611
Posted By deux jambes

Finished a build this week. Iím not gonna lie,...

Finished a build this week. Iím not gonna lie, itís nice to be riding more, and wrenching less!
...
09-10-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,040
Posted By deux jambes

Shoot! Not the best news to hear, but good to...

Shoot! Not the best news to hear, but good to have a heads up anyhow. Thanks. I suppose Iíll count on cinching the bag to the rack. And had I known gugie fabbed decaluers, I surely would have gone...
09-10-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,040
Posted By deux jambes

Thank you! The Brooks stayed fairly dry on the...

Thank you! The Brooks stayed fairly dry on the ride since it was really just a typical Oregon drizzle, and I was only off the saddle for a moment.

Sad story about the previous owner. He bought it...
09-10-19, 12:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,040
Posted By deux jambes

And with the mechanicals all hooked up, pedals...

And with the mechanicals all hooked up, pedals installed, and the saddle, and cockpit roughly dialed into fit, it was time to take it for a spin. First ride was at night, and it was a thrill!
...
09-10-19, 12:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,040
Posted By deux jambes

Wanting to maintain the vintage aesthetics, both...

Wanting to maintain the vintage aesthetics, both brake cable, and housing had to come from Porkchop BMX. And for the same reason, shift cable housing came from an overseas eBayer by the...
09-10-19, 12:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,040
Posted By deux jambes

While purchasing the wheelset from its previous...

While purchasing the wheelset from its previous owner, I mentioned that I was looking for a set of SunTour barcons. He turned around, dug through a box, and presented a pair of the levers. They were...
09-10-19, 12:47 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,040
Posted By deux jambes

It was mentioned earlier that I ran into an issue...

It was mentioned earlier that I ran into an issue with the chainline during assembly. Due to the rear hub being previously spaced at 127 mm, using of it with the Ultra 6 in between dropouts spaced at...
09-10-19, 12:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,040
Posted By deux jambes

Gran Compe calipers weíre found on eBay. The rear...

Gran Compe calipers weíre found on eBay. The rear was already assembled with a Campy drop bolt which was a necessity in order to convert this frame to take a 700c wheelset. Both units were in need of...
09-10-19, 12:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,040
Posted By deux jambes

Selecting tires was one of the more difficult...

Selecting tires was one of the more difficult decisions for this build given the many options out there. But for considering the variety of riding I plan to cover, economy, and aesthetics, I settled...
09-10-19, 12:41 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,040
Posted By deux jambes

Wheelset was a Craigslist find. Mavic MA40 700c...

Wheelset was a Craigslist find. Mavic MA40 700c 36h rims, DT double butted spokes, and 1984 Record hubs. Record skewers were found on eBay.

Wheels received full overhaul starting with new...
09-10-19, 12:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,040
Posted By deux jambes

The bottom bracket was chased, and faced, and...

The bottom bracket was chased, and faced, and prior to installing any components I a shot a dose of Frame Saver into each of the tubes.

Tange Levin headset & TA bottom bracket assembly were both...
09-10-19, 12:39 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,040
Posted By deux jambes

1976 Eisentraut Limited Touring

And here it is finally! My first effort at a bike build, and a bike that Iím fortunate to have only because of the help of BF C&V members.

Purchased January 2019 from eBay as a frame, and fork,...
09-07-19, 11:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 958
Posted By deux jambes

Sold Ďem a little over a month ago.

Sold Ďem a little over a month ago.
09-07-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 2,349
Views: 175,611
Posted By deux jambes

Thank you! I had doubts from time to time, but...

Thank you! I had doubts from time to time, but kept deciding to push on through. Wow! What a feeling of accomplishment. And the frame too, feels excellent in motion. Springy! Alive!

Barcons took a...
09-07-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2,349
Views: 175,611
Posted By deux jambes

Been wrenching on a Ď76 Eisentraut Limited for...

Been wrenching on a Ď76 Eisentraut Limited for about three weeks now. Built up from a frame, and fork. First effort at a bike build, and quite the learning experience.

Finally got it all put...
09-07-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,727
Posted By deux jambes

Almost done building a bike which will see long...

Almost done building a bike which will see long miles, and occasional camping. Itís a mid 70ís frame with one set of braze ons for a cage like you mentioned. Downtube of course.

So, this question...
09-05-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 953
Posted By deux jambes

Nice to get get a confirmation on that. With a...

Nice to get get a confirmation on that. With a 48-38-28 chainset, I foresee the majority of my riding on the middle ring. I really wanted that to zero in on the center of the freewheel for that...
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