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07-28-20, 05:25 PM
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Posted By Andy_K

I had built this as a singlespeed, just to see...

I had built this as a singlespeed, just to see how I liked the ride of it. It was nice, and I had some 4600-series Tiagra parts on the shelf, so I decided to give it gears.
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07-22-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,280
Posted By Andy_K

So you ride Raleighs because....

So you ride Raleighs because....
07-21-20, 11:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,657
Posted By Andy_K

Stranger things have been done. ...

Stranger things have been done.

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/surly-rohloff/images/5-frontleft.jpg
07-21-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 205
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Posted By Andy_K

This (including the parts I didn't quote) is a...

This (including the parts I didn't quote) is a very interesting analysis. I have a sense that part of the popularity of Italian bikes is that, apart from Bianchis of a certain period, there just...
07-21-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,657
Posted By Andy_K

It seems like a reasonable solution. If standard...

It seems like a reasonable solution. If standard pull levers weren't moving the brakes enough they probably would have had too much MA. My solution would probably have been to use V-brakes, but that...
07-21-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,657
Posted By Andy_K

After giving this more thought, I think you're...

After giving this more thought, I think you're wrong about the cable pull. I mean, obviously the caliper setup doesn't change the amount of cable the lever is pulling, but the setup of the brake...
07-21-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,122
Posted By Andy_K

That's interesting. I do like to brake from the...

That's interesting. I do like to brake from the hoods, even when I'm using brake systems that weren't designed for it. I've got short fingers and sometimes have a hard time reaching the lever from...
07-21-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 884
Posted By Andy_K

Your lack of a poster is the proper memorabilia...

Your lack of a poster is the proper memorabilia for last year's organization level. :innocent:

The poster I have isn't exactly like the one in my post. Mine is portrait orientation and has a...
07-21-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,657
Posted By Andy_K

I figured it must pivot in some way. Does the way...

I figured it must pivot in some way. Does the way the brake hanger pivots change the cable pull compared to what you'd get with a traditional straddle and yoke setup?
07-21-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,657
Posted By Andy_K

I'm still not sure I understand how it works....

I'm still not sure I understand how it works. Maybe I need a video.

I thought I saw an earlier version of this with WInzip brake levers. What happened to those? Aren't the ones you have on there...
07-21-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,039
Posted By Andy_K

My biggest complaint about the champagne is that...

My biggest complaint about the champagne is that the chrome lugs kind of get lost. I would have mine painted or powder-coated but the original paint and decals are still too clean to allow me to do...
07-21-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,039
Posted By Andy_K

Yeah, mine still has most of it's original paint...

Yeah, mine still has most of it's original paint and while the decals are fading, you can still see them in good light.

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07-20-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,039
Posted By Andy_K

Tempting, but I've got a couple of sets like that...

Tempting, but I've got a couple of sets like that on the shelf. It doesn't help my efforts to reduce the number of bikes in the garage.
07-20-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,039
Posted By Andy_K

It seems to be. I'm not sure why. Once the decals...

It seems to be. I'm not sure why. Once the decals are gone, there would be nothing left to identify it as a Competition, so there may be more out there that people just think are Internationals. I've...
07-20-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,039
Posted By Andy_K

I'm probably not the best person to give advice...

I'm probably not the best person to give advice on orthodoxy, but I don't see even a remote problem with this. In his page on Internationals Sheldon Brown noted, "In the late '70s, the...
07-19-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,733
Posted By Andy_K

I didn't expect you to be confessing on this...

I didn't expect you to be confessing on this thread! I thought you were among the purest of the faithful, but, yes, the combination on that Grand Record is worthy of penitence.
...
07-19-20, 02:00 AM
Replies: 15,843
Views: 1,634,270
Posted By Andy_K

I went out for a ride on my 1985 Performance...

I went out for a ride on my 1985 Performance Superbe today, about 15 miles out the start of the Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway and then meadering back.

I dropped by one of my favorite stopping...
07-18-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 884
Posted By Andy_K

He has a brake cable. Isn't that enough?

He has a brake cable. Isn't that enough?
07-17-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,553
Posted By Andy_K

I'm not sure about my PBH. I set my saddle 725mm...

I'm not sure about my PBH. I set my saddle 725mm from the bottom bracket (center to top) as measured more or less along the axis of a 73 degree seat tube. And I have the bars just about 5mm below the...
07-17-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 884
Posted By Andy_K

I had an idea last year to go out with the Via...

I had an idea last year to go out with the Via Dello Salatore riders, ride as far as Cayucos and then turn around and be back in Cambria in time for the start of the Piedras Blancas ride. That would...
07-17-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,553
Posted By Andy_K

Pro tip: adding a bell makes your stem look less...

Pro tip: adding a bell makes your stem look less tall.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33874552098_46b9dfaa79_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TBnWaG)

:lol:
07-17-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,553
Posted By Andy_K

Somehow I missed this thread the first couple of...

Somehow I missed this thread the first couple of times around, but I've been seeing mentions of your fit revolution/revelation in other threads recently, so I was happy to finally find it and get the...
07-17-20, 01:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 884
Posted By Andy_K

If I had done it on purpose, I would absolutely...

If I had done it on purpose, I would absolutely agree with you. Instead, I just accidentally missed part of the ride!
07-17-20, 01:25 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,733
Posted By Andy_K

Yes, I'm afraid so. A single pivot rear might...

Yes, I'm afraid so. A single pivot rear might have been acceptable, but if you're going to mismatch brakes, the rear brake needs to be weaker so you can claim you were intentionally matching up the...
07-17-20, 01:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,221
Posted By Andy_K

Following up on this for the morbidly curious.......

Following up on this for the morbidly curious....

As seen previously in this thread, I finished putting the bike together with the 49-42-32 crank and the 13-24 casseete last week. On Saturday, I...
07-17-20, 12:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 884
Posted By Andy_K

Eroica California 2019 DNF?

With all the free time I have on my hands now, I finally got around to hanging my 2019 Eroica California poster. Having done so, I was looking at it and it seemed to me that the ocean was on the...
07-16-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,733
Posted By Andy_K

French Canadian, even, so: C'est...

French Canadian, even, so:

C'est inacceptable.
This is unacceptable.
07-16-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,733
Posted By Andy_K

That could be a problem, but are those post-CPSC...

That could be a problem, but are those post-CPSC brakes on a pre-1978 Masi? :eek: :twitchy:
07-16-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,733
Posted By Andy_K

I don't know. After seeing your Marinoni, I've...

I don't know. After seeing your Marinoni, I've developed the opinion that all classic Candadian bikes should be built up with Sachs components. You probably have more acceptable options with the...
07-16-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,733
Posted By Andy_K

How about a carbon fork with a wood rimmed wheel?...

How about a carbon fork with a wood rimmed wheel? Even the rest of the bike couldn't tolerate this combination.

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07-16-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,733
Posted By Andy_K

That's alright. We're willing to believe that...

That's alright. We're willing to believe that you're a heretic. ;)

Don't your current bikes have a very similar setup?
07-16-20, 02:41 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,733
Posted By Andy_K

Of course! I’ve never seen a bike I didn’t want...

Of course! I’ve never seen a bike I didn’t want to put a triple on.
07-15-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,733
Posted By Andy_K

You people are just sick! I mean, what kind of...

You people are just sick! I mean, what kind of monster puts modern Shimano parts one a classic Italian bike?

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07-15-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,281
Posted By Andy_K

Have I told you the story about the physicist,...

Have I told you the story about the physicist, the engineer, and the mathematician who were asked to prove that you can boil water on a stove top? The physicist went about documenting the specific...
07-15-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,733
Posted By Andy_K

You think whether or not you are guilty has...

You think whether or not you are guilty has anything to do with the Inquisition? Ha!

"You are accused of heresy on three counts -- heresy by thought, heresy by word, heresy by deed, and heresy by...
07-15-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,733
Posted By Andy_K

I'm no artist and to an artist I'm sure it would...

I'm no artist and to an artist I'm sure it would be quite clear that my understanding of art is rudimentary at best, but my take is that bicycles as an art form and art on bicycles are entirely...
07-15-20, 12:29 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,733
Posted By Andy_K

You know, that bike is really sexy, but the...

You know, that bike is really sexy, but the blocky derailleurs (not to mention the battery brick) kind of take something away from it. The rear derailleur kind of reminds me of this:
...
07-14-20, 11:57 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,733
Posted By Andy_K

https://media1.tenor.com/images/f9cf63d5bbeb6d7f7c...

https://media1.tenor.com/images/f9cf63d5bbeb6d7f7c14b30dbce2b46a/tenor.gif?itemid=5507054
07-14-20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,733
Posted By Andy_K

So you can't change gears without braking? Sounds...

So you can't change gears without braking? Sounds like Shimano STI. :D
07-14-20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 15,843
Views: 1,634,270
Posted By Andy_K

Seeing these pictures makes it clear to me that I...

Seeing these pictures makes it clear to me that I made a mistake by not ditching work to do this ride. The memory of how I felt by the time we got to Tillamook the year I did the ride offers some...
07-14-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,733
Posted By Andy_K

Is that a coaster brake?!?! ...

Is that a coaster brake?!?!

https://cdn.manchesterinklink.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Screen-Shot-2017-02-26-at-1.50.06-PM.png
07-14-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,281
Posted By Andy_K

I go to gugie for all my brazing needs. He's a...

I go to gugie for all my brazing needs. He's a mechanical engineer, so he'll go into the technical details and explain to me why whatever I have in mind will or will not work if I ask, but he's also...
07-14-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,733
Posted By Andy_K

Are you looking for a way to get the shifters...

Are you looking for a way to get the shifters higher on the bike you posted above? :lol:

The clamps are sold with the extra bar piece. I think "handlebar extension" should get you some hits.
07-13-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,733
Posted By Andy_K

So you strayed from the pure path and joined the...

So you strayed from the pure path and joined the cult of Grant Petersen? I fear that you are beyond redemption. I would suggest wearing wool underwear as penance, but you're probably doing that...
07-13-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,733
Posted By Andy_K

My righteous indignation will surely follow soon,...

My righteous indignation will surely follow soon, but right now it's blocked by confusion. How did turning it into a fixie help mitigate a crack in the bottom bracket?



Did you also grow a...
07-13-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,733
Posted By Andy_K

I hear you. Lots of heretics, not enough...

I hear you. Lots of heretics, not enough inquisitors.

https://38.media.tumblr.com/8c27b77da09c2071ce70bf610cbd329b/tumblr_na9kncAOQH1rx2yzlo10_400.gif
07-13-20, 12:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 797
Posted By Andy_K

Not to be a wet blanket, but is there anyone here...

Not to be a wet blanket, but is there anyone here who doesn’t already have at least one bike-related bottle opener? Apart from all the stuff like dropouts that can easily be used as bottle openers in...
Replies: 20
Views: 1,023
Posted By Andy_K

Yeah, it’s an unusual derailleur. I like,...

Yeah, it’s an unusual derailleur. I like, obviously.

This bike appears to be in very good condition. I don’t think it’s a great bargain, but the price isn’t entirely out of line for this bike. The...
07-12-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,978
Posted By Andy_K

1975 Motobecane Grand Jubilé -- 650B conversion,...

1975 Motobecane Grand Jubilé -- 650B conversion, raked fork, cantilever studs, curved bridges for rear stays to match fender lines, fender mounting tabs, rear rack bosses, rear brake cable hanger,...
07-11-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,733
Posted By Andy_K

I've got one bike with a compact double. It's...

I've got one bike with a compact double. It's more like the "be frustrated" bike for me. Technically, both my cyclocross bikes have compact doubles too, but 46-34 is a much more user friendly...
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