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08-08-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 250
Posted By dunrobin

I was going to change the brake levers as well...

I was going to change the brake levers as well but the one thing I don't have left in my stash is grip shift grips.. The brakes do work well regardless but the levers do pull back more than on my...
08-07-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 250
Posted By dunrobin

Thanks all.. I'm sure she'll like it.. Prices of...

Thanks all.. I'm sure she'll like it.. Prices of bikes in Toronto have gone stupid this year with coronavirus. I gave her a bell and a water bottle cage as well from the stash..I'll have the...
08-07-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 250
Posted By dunrobin

Trek Multitrack 720

A neighbor mentioned her sister was looking for a bike, because I'm that guy, and another neighbor mentioned she wanted to get ride of a bike... So here we are.
It's a very good condition trek 720...
08-02-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By dunrobin

He can get a narrow wide chainring and an 11-40 9...

He can get a narrow wide chainring and an 11-40 9 speed cassette at amazon fairly inexpensively. No chainkeeper required and rear derailleur should be fine for that range. 104bcd should be the...
07-26-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 403
Posted By dunrobin

Aside from the frame everything was...

Aside from the frame everything was cheap/inexpensive.. Garage sale and cheap clearance items that seem to mesh well. Tires were under $20, syncros stem was 10..avid brakes and calipers were less...
07-26-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 403
Posted By dunrobin

It is... But with age it's become rigid. At...

It is... But with age it's become rigid. At 1.1kg and a $5 garage sale purchase its up for this task...
07-26-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 403
Posted By dunrobin

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07-25-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 403
Posted By dunrobin

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Finished it up with sram x0 9 speed gripshifters/derailleur and avid...
07-22-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 403
Posted By dunrobin

In Etobicoke..closest I get to your part usually...

In Etobicoke..closest I get to your part usually is the odd weekend I ride up to Ontario place. Covid has me working nights to take care of my kids during the day.
07-22-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 403
Posted By dunrobin

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Fork fit without fuss.. Debadged and acetone.. Wax and polish next. ...
07-22-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 403
Posted By dunrobin

I like what you did with yours.. Maybe later, but...

I like what you did with yours.. Maybe later, but for now I'm just going the mtb way. Found a replacement mtb fork in my stash so I think I'm good to go for a nice, but inexpensive rebuild.
07-21-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 403
Posted By dunrobin

You're right.. I didn't notice any bulges on the...

You're right.. I didn't notice any bulges on the frame and if just the fork is garbage that's ok...
07-21-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 403
Posted By dunrobin

Rocky Mountain Equipe.. What to make of it?

I picked up a Rocky Mountain Equipe bike for the frame.. It was relatively cheap and there is likely nothing original left other than the rear cantilever. The front fork/wheel is a drum that sort of...
07-12-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By dunrobin

Thanks.. I've decided to give it to a family...

Thanks..
I've decided to give it to a family member.. I just took my old Concorde out and, well, my other bikes are just a bit better... ...
07-12-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By dunrobin

Miele reborn.. Now what?

So I bought a Miele frame almost 2 years ago to fill a hole from a bike stolen 30 years ago. At the time I overbuilt it with a bunch of plastic bits and a woundup fork. It was a dissapointment......
07-05-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By dunrobin

Thanks as always TMar..

Thanks as always TMar..
07-05-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By dunrobin

My son is about 5 feet tall.. The arm length is...

My son is about 5 feet tall.. The arm length is 170mm which is a bit long.. The wheels are 26 as opposed to the 24 it came with.. I have some Shimano 165 I might swap out for but I wanted a...
07-05-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,096
Posted By dunrobin

Just my observations: My best riders are late...

Just my observations:
My best riders are late 80s early 90s steel from Concorde, Centurion, MBK and Lemond. Any bike made from Columbus sl, slx, tange prestige, Reynolds 531, 653, 753, and 853 will...
07-05-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By dunrobin

I'd like to claim I knew what I was doing.....

I'd like to claim I knew what I was doing.. Fortunately my ignorance allows for mods that shouldn't be. That and I have admired, and learned, from many on this forum. C&V is my favourite despite...
07-05-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By dunrobin

Thanks.. Better from far but still a successful...

Thanks.. Better from far but still a successful fun riding build.
07-05-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By dunrobin

Bianchi junior celeste

I built up a couple of bikes for my oldest this year. This was one I just didn't want to do because of all the mods to make it work.
Originally came with some 24 inch tubular and seized up old...
07-05-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By dunrobin

Bianchi Mixte

Wife's Bianchi Mixte
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Picked up this frame 5 years ago for $30 and...
06-13-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,710
Posted By dunrobin

Agreed on newer wheels, 130bcd, with 8 or higher...

Agreed on newer wheels, 130bcd, with 8 or higher cassette. Your non indexed shifters will work fine, and the shifting with ramped cassettes will be much smoother.
What kind of wheels depends on...
06-01-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,432
Posted By dunrobin

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Sold this Venge Expert because I had built up a canyon ultimate evo...
04-19-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3,215
Views: 712,994
Posted By dunrobin

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An MBK super record made with 753. Wonder if it was contracted out...
04-14-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By dunrobin

I had the same problem with a used chorus...

I had the same problem with a used chorus derailleur I picked up with a full drive train set that otherwise looked mint. I took apart the cage and used 2 large adjustable wrenchs to straighten it...
04-12-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 646
Posted By dunrobin

Beautiful bike. Very nice find and a great deal...

Beautiful bike. Very nice find and a great deal at 250cdn. I'm in Toronto so I'm familiar with the brand...but I doubt most have heard of the small scale builder in Quebec.
04-11-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 117,067
Posted By dunrobin

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Late 90s Raleigh tomac ti setup upright, relegated to street cruising...
04-11-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,384
Posted By dunrobin

I wish I could do to my Aquila what you've done...

I wish I could do to my Aquila what you've done to yours but it's just not economically feasible here. Yours is just phenomenal now... They do have an exceptional ride. ...
04-07-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,611
Posted By dunrobin

I live in Toronto... There are no really big...

I live in Toronto... There are no really big hills here...it's not because I'm an excellent cyclist...
04-07-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,611
Posted By dunrobin

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52*11-32 red cassette.. Only used the 32 once... And no weight...
04-07-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 12,910
Posted By dunrobin

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90's MBK (motobecane) 753 with funky lugs modernized with campy 10...
04-01-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 12,910
Posted By dunrobin

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A Concorde Aquila I had given my brother but given back when I gave...
12-15-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,412
Posted By dunrobin

The modern bikes were top shelf....the cars are...

The modern bikes were top shelf....the cars are unobtanium...the vintage collection, in comparison, is reasonable...beautiful, functional works of art that would put a smile on most...glad they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,510
Posted By dunrobin

I like it. I met someone who had chosen a...

I like it. I met someone who had chosen a similar build also based on a zydeco, but overbuilt with xtr and hunt wheels. He was very happy with the setup...so much so I've been contemplating...
09-23-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,533
Posted By dunrobin

Checked amazon.ca. ...27 tires brings up a couple...

Checked amazon.ca. ...27 tires brings up a couple options around 20. Kinda high for a cheap flipper.
07-13-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,048
Posted By dunrobin

That bike was purpose built...nice to see the...

That bike was purpose built...nice to see the owner is an avid cyclist.
I'll be building a superlight this week...without the weight weenie mods...why? Happenstance, really. Bought a new frameset...
03-24-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,038
Posted By dunrobin

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To those who zip around on high zoot carbon everything with electronic...
03-16-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,587
Posted By dunrobin

Beautiful follow up to a frustrating affair........

Beautiful follow up to a frustrating affair..... Wishing you both a happy, fulfilling and long life together...:-)
03-06-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,717
Posted By dunrobin

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2005 specialized aerotec e5....its not vintage in age or...
02-18-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,815
Posted By dunrobin

Using clipless is easy...but practise on a...

Using clipless is easy...but practise on a trainer, against a wall or hallway where you won't fall over. Loosen the adjustment to its weakest tension at the beginning. Shoes just need to be...
01-25-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,723
Posted By dunrobin

Old often get ridden harder than new...no fear...

Old often get ridden harder than new...no fear riding over crappy pavement with steel fork but I'll slow down with my carbon forks...:-)
12-16-18, 11:19 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 68,411
Posted By dunrobin

Stunning Pinarello. Something about red...

Stunning Pinarello. Something about red Pinarellos, kinda like Ferraris, that just look right.
11-28-18, 06:42 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,678
Posted By dunrobin

Kids... I just bought my 9 year old a new...

Kids... I just bought my 9 year old a new diamondback with disc brakes for Christmas. Dreaming of retiring in 11 years so plans are slowly getting in place to make that happen. Nice to see others...
11-28-18, 06:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,042
Posted By dunrobin

Very nice build...the attention to detail is...

Very nice build...the attention to detail is droolworthy... the fillet brazed bottom bracket, fork, everything is done thoughtfully and with care...first time?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-18, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 364
Posted By dunrobin

I bought into it as well. Saddles are hard to...

I bought into it as well. Saddles are hard to come by, but selle italia sold an adapter to use standard saddles. I picked a couple from Amazon.CA...it isn't listed on. .com.
11-14-18, 04:30 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,889
Posted By dunrobin

Just wow...

Just wow...
11-11-18, 07:11 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,848
Posted By dunrobin

I have bikes that would be considered more...

I have bikes that would be considered more desirable and recognizable, but in terms of fun per mile my centurion is at the top of my vintage heap. Its springy but tight, I can cross chain without...
10-30-18, 05:23 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,297
Posted By dunrobin

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10-21-18, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,198
Posted By dunrobin

Merlin has a miche 102 jis bottom bracket for...

Merlin has a miche 102 jis bottom bracket for dirt cheap right now...also a titanium Italian threaded miche version for around $30.
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