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09-18-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 716
Posted By rccardr

I'd be pretty upset if I'd paid that much for a...

I'd be pretty upset if I'd paid that much for a pair of rims with that result.
Hopefully, you paid for them with a credit card or PayPal. Either way, if the seller has gone dark, file a claim....
09-15-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 21,380
Posted By rccardr

PFB, glad you are OK. Too bad about the car, but...

PFB, glad you are OK. Too bad about the car, but it can be replaced.

Meanwhile, a most excellent bike show on Saturday followed by an outstanding dinner.
Best swag bags ever.
Excellent ride...
09-12-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 369
Posted By rccardr

Yes, as long as we are talking 6-7-8-9-10 speed...

Yes, as long as we are talking 6-7-8-9-10 speed stuff.
If not, please explain.
09-12-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 534
Posted By rccardr

Lovely. I think you'll find that's an 83. Check...

Lovely. I think you'll find that's an 83. Check out page 8: https://www.ragandbone.ca/PDFs/Miyata%20Catalogue%20PDFs/Miyata%20Catalogue%2083.pdf

I picked up this as a bare frame the end of last...
09-11-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 21,380
Posted By rccardr

Mmmmmm. My flight lands in Milwaukee around 4...

Mmmmmm.
My flight lands in Milwaukee around 4 on Friday.
By the time I collect my bags (one VERY large) and rental car, it will be 6:30 or 7 by the time I hit MP. Right to Tony's Tap?

Would...
09-11-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 20,509
Posted By rccardr

Only modern/graphite bike I've ever owned- Canyon...

Only modern/graphite bike I've ever owned- Canyon Endurace.
It's what gets used on really fast centuries and club rides.
Also a pretty decent gravel bike, takes at least 32's.
...
09-09-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 21,380
Posted By rccardr

Steve- Don't get the wrong impression, you will...

Steve- Don't get the wrong impression, you will be very welcomed.
I'm looking forward to meeting you myself, was happy to hear that you'd be around.
Doc
09-08-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,073
Posted By rccardr

fify

fify
09-08-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 21,380
Posted By rccardr

Ha! Pete, did you even ever build that Koga...

Ha!
Pete, did you even ever build that Koga Miyata?

As a suggestion, anyone who's not registered but shows up to ogle and participate, might be worth bringing a sixer and some snax. Just...
09-08-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,543
Posted By rccardr

Grady- Yes, that's the one I have been using for...

Grady- Yes, that's the one I have been using for a few years now. I haven't experienced any problem with it moving around and hitting my leg like Prowler, but can see how that might happen depending...
09-07-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,543
Posted By rccardr

Two Fish makes an excellent strap on bottle cage...

Two Fish makes an excellent strap on bottle cage holder that works very well.
I've used one for years on various bikes with only one set of cage mounts.
09-07-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7,305
Views: 639,864
Posted By rccardr

That's gotta be 126. Interesting vertical...

That's gotta be 126. Interesting vertical dropouts.

Bonus: chain hanger and fender eyelets!
09-07-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2,219
Views: 161,282
Posted By rccardr

Wow, Elsinore. That was a total game changer. ...

Wow, Elsinore. That was a total game changer.

So much for an Astro top end on a Metralla bottom end...
09-06-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 21,380
Posted By rccardr

Me too. Have been in discussions with a seller...

Me too. Have been in discussions with a seller who is willing to meet me in MP with a bike I've been looking for.
Shipping it back -actually coming up with a bike box- would be a little tricky, but...
09-06-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 838
Posted By rccardr

Looks nice. 6 speed DA with later 7402 brake...

Looks nice. 6 speed DA with later 7402 brake levers? Respray?
09-03-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 21,380
Posted By rccardr

Interesting. I thought of doing the same thing...

Interesting. I thought of doing the same thing using a 110/74 BCD triple crankset by mounting the big ring on the inside of the spider and the small ring on the 74BCD of the granny, then space it...
09-02-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By rccardr

Mmmmmm. Agreed in principle with regard to non...

Mmmmmm.
Agreed in principle with regard to non linear actuation ratio, but in actual use on several installations, I've not experienced difficulties of any kind. And I'm quite fussy about shifting...
09-02-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 21,380
Posted By rccardr

Mmmmmmmm..... Robbie, might I suggest that you...

Mmmmmmmm.....
Robbie, might I suggest that you simply overshift the triple, and go directly from the big ring to the granny? Gets rid of all that fussy middle gear foolishness. And you're right,...
09-02-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,494
Posted By rccardr

The PDG7 is nothing special, the value is in the...

The PDG7 is nothing special, the value is in the groupset. Swap the parts and sell the purple frame.

Don't be concerned about using second tier Shimano for a 91 Paramount. The performance is...
09-02-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 835
Posted By rccardr

I've done the narrow/UG only to wide/UG/HG swap...

I've done the narrow/UG only to wide/UG/HG swap ten or fifteen times, each time with success. There are times I've had to mess around with cones and seals, but not always. And it helps if you have...
09-01-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By rccardr

Bill- That RD will happily shift a 6-7-8-9-10...

Bill- That RD will happily shift a 6-7-8-9-10 speed cassette of up to 28 teeth when paired with the appropriate indexing shifter. 6208 shifters are somewhat fragile and it is not unusual to find only...
09-01-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 52,083
Views: 6,974,579
Posted By rccardr

Actually have corresppnded with the owner on...

Actually have corresppnded with the owner on this. He's an artist/musician/photographer type O'guy, so suspect this is more artsy than anything else. Truth is, if you want a Peloton in that size...
09-01-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 21,380
Posted By rccardr

Best advice I got the first time I went to...

Best advice I got the first time I went to southern Wisconsin for a ride: "Wear comfortable shoes."

Meanwhile...
...
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By rccardr

You did well. That's a solid but not flashy...

You did well. That's a solid but not flashy ride. Shimano Exage group will shift well.
Might be the best hundred bucks you ever spent.
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By rccardr

Not a 54cm. IN 1987, Tempo's came in 21, 23 and...

Not a 54cm. IN 1987, Tempo's came in 21, 23 and 25 inch sizes ( and I think one size smaller and one larger as well, but those are super rare). This appears to be a 23.
And overpriced, although...
08-31-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,642
Posted By rccardr

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_1189_c2e19c198c92e47ba31798d3db9220d0c1917c77.jpg
08-31-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 2,219
Views: 161,282
Posted By rccardr

Mmmmmmm. Definitely not celeste. That would...

Mmmmmmm. Definitely not celeste. That would result in too much greenie going on there.

I'd suggest polished rims & hubs with stainless spokes and nipples- maybe TB14's for the boxed look- and...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,065
Posted By rccardr

Frame is late 86 or very early 87. Components...

Frame is late 86 or very early 87. Components look to me like 88. Could have been a leftover frame sale, as Cannondale made extra frames for warranty purposes and would sell them off separately.
...
08-30-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 21,380
Posted By rccardr

After reading this, I feel much better about...

After reading this, I feel much better about swapping out the 53/39 DA crankset for the SR Apex 50/28.
08-29-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By rccardr

I've used later Shimano and KMC chains, but...

I've used later Shimano and KMC chains, but prefer the SRAM PC870 for anything in the 5-6-7-8 speed category.
They just seem to run smoother, quieter & shift better.
Replies: 15
Views: 672
Posted By rccardr

I have my doubts that in the long term BL's will...

I have my doubts that in the long term BL's will be considered true collectibles. Even today -30 years later- you can find examples in good condition for under $500.

Considering that virtually...
08-29-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,001
Posted By rccardr

Try Kydex, maybe 1/8". Flexible but not too...

Try Kydex, maybe 1/8". Flexible but not too flexible. Easy to cut with tin snips. Can be heated and shaped if needed to fit into the shoe.
Takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'.
Replies: 15
Views: 672
Posted By rccardr

hmmmmm. Important as in resale value? ...

hmmmmm.

Important as in resale value? Given the pic we've seen of the bike in question, nothing you do to it (knowing you're more than a decent mechanic) will reduce it's current resale value....
08-28-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,814
Posted By rccardr

I really like my Zunow Z-1. Handles kinda like a...

I really like my Zunow Z-1. Handles kinda like a Cinelli. Fast like a Pelizzoli. Panto's all over like...a Zunow.
08-27-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,722
Posted By rccardr

fify

fify
08-27-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,617
Posted By rccardr

Comgratulations! Welcome to The Club!

Comgratulations! Welcome to The Club!
08-26-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,653
Posted By rccardr

Quote from the back of a t-shirt I had made for...

Quote from the back of a t-shirt I had made for my racing motor company back in the day:

"It's not voodoo. It's science"
08-26-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By rccardr

10 tooth Shimano pulleys (like from 1050/51...

10 tooth Shimano pulleys (like from 1050/51 series 105, or 6208 series 600) will work OK.
Repro Bullseye pulleys with sealed bearings work better.
Best is to locate a true Centeron pulley for the...
08-25-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,401
Posted By rccardr

Please note posting dates. Bike was sold over...

Please note posting dates.
Bike was sold over two years ago.
Buyer offered it back to me at the price he paid for it, and I foolishly declined.
He sold it soon after and, as I recall, made a...
08-25-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 7,305
Views: 639,864
Posted By rccardr

I'd find someone who knows how to use an airbrush.

I'd find someone who knows how to use an airbrush.
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By rccardr

Nah, that's high. BG is closer ro reality. ...

Nah, that's high. BG is closer ro reality.

Dirty, unkempt, mismatched rims, saddle is a disaster. Can't even tell what components are on it. Anyone who takes a for sale pic against an old bed...
08-24-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7,305
Views: 639,864
Posted By rccardr

Pics?

Pics?
08-24-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7,305
Views: 639,864
Posted By rccardr

I used a mix of Testor's bright red and Testor's...

I used a mix of Testor's bright red and Testor's Metalflake Red,
08-24-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 743
Posted By rccardr

I own both, pretty much: an 88 SR500 and an 86...

I own both, pretty much: an 88 SR500 and an 86 Ironman.

The difference is...not much. Both are efficient at transferring rider effort to forward motion. Both look great. Both are totally reliable....
08-23-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7,305
Views: 639,864
Posted By rccardr

Yes. Yes, they are, and that's a very good price....

Yes. Yes, they are, and that's a very good price. And kudos to you for having a 1200. I love mine, but it's an 83.

On that '85: 28's will definitely fit. SOME 32's will fit. Larger than...
08-23-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,617
Posted By rccardr

Yay!!!

Yay!!!
08-23-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,176
Posted By rccardr

Corrected the post. Hub is a 130, dropouts are...

Corrected the post.
Hub is a 130, dropouts are 126-ish. Wheel slides in with only slight encouragement.
No need for cold setting or to realign the dropout. Shifts perfectly and has many, many,...
08-22-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,886
Posted By rccardr

Wish I could join you again, but with Coppi the...

Wish I could join you again, but with Coppi the following weekend, just couldn't make it happen.
Looking forward to this in 2020!
08-22-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7,305
Views: 639,864
Posted By rccardr

Same Black Chili rubber compound, but...not as...

Same Black Chili rubber compound, but...not as fast a tire as a GP 4000SII. In my personal testing, they are just a skooch faster.

The Vittoria graphene skinwalls are just as fast as the GP, and...
08-22-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,653
Posted By rccardr

I've always felt that 'glide' is important in...

I've always felt that 'glide' is important in bicycle wheels. I actually measure this on a known hill and measure how many MPH are increased between wheel sets without pedaling.

I also always use...
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