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Posted By The_Joe

In Philly I recently facilitated a sale of the...

In Philly I recently facilitated a sale of the same model, slightly worse cosmetic condition for $125. It was recently tuned with a Brooks saddle.
08-12-19, 10:02 AM
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Posted By The_Joe

I'll try and remember to bring my calipers home...

I'll try and remember to bring my calipers home from work today and check the stem.

After sleeping on it I'm thinking there may be very little I change about this bike right away. It functions...
08-12-19, 05:07 AM
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Posted By The_Joe

Thanks for the help. Pretty sure it's a 1" stem....

Thanks for the help. Pretty sure it's a 1" stem. Ideally I'll keep the stock stem since it has the guides and pulleys for the brake cable. It also matches the fork. I have a long torso and generally...
08-11-19, 05:19 PM
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Posted By The_Joe

I should have specified that this crankset is...

I should have specified that this crankset is real cheap and the three rings are riveted together. I suppose I could just keep it all on there, clean it up, and so the handle bar swap. No harm in...
08-11-19, 04:48 PM
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Posted By The_Joe

First MTB conversion. Advice and recommendations needed.

I just picked up a 1994 Marin Muirwood mountain bike that I'm hoping to convert to more of a utility rider. The plan is to put some slicker tires on it, bull horns, rack, fenders, and ditch the front...
08-10-19, 07:37 AM
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Posted By The_Joe

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_20190810_083428_b7a0e18bbc7e0af18a21f15533a418ffaf249665.jpg

Had to ride (climb) past (over) this to get down town today. It's a...
08-02-19, 03:52 PM
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Posted By The_Joe

Shots of my Cyclone M II bits. I love this...

Shots of my Cyclone M II bits. I love this series....
08-01-19, 12:22 PM
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Views: 1,155
Posted By The_Joe

That's another good reason why I asked the...

That's another good reason why I asked the question in the first place. When I first got into riding vintage bikes 10 or so years ago I only knew very basic stuff to look for. No derailleur hanger...
07-31-19, 04:28 PM
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Posted By The_Joe

Great to know. I was unsure if high tensile steel...

Great to know. I was unsure if high tensile steel only came into popularity with the bike boom of the 70s. As if all bikes were finely made machines until they needed to cut costs just to get more...
07-31-19, 05:02 AM
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Posted By The_Joe

Fantastic! Thank you, everyone. I knew I...

Fantastic!

Thank you, everyone. I knew I could count on you all for a wealth of history.

This all started because a friend of mine bought a 60s Hercules the other day and I was unsure what was...
07-30-19, 07:09 PM
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Posted By The_Joe

A question on frame material eras

I'm well aware of the bike boom era frames made of gas pipe. What was being used before the boom? Were there lower quality steels or was it a matter of 531 (for example) being butted or plain gauge...
07-27-19, 06:53 AM
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Posted By The_Joe

If it were close, I'd check it out. The Tour of...

If it were close, I'd check it out. The Tour of Philadelphia unfortunately stopped the year before I moved here. Not far from me and in a cool part of town I certainly would have been in attendance.
07-27-19, 06:35 AM
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Posted By The_Joe

The best coffee I've ever had was at...

The best coffee I've ever had was at Intelligentsia.

Was this a crit race? I'd be more inclined to go watch a race that had laps rather than one where everyone goes by once and your view is over...
07-25-19, 06:50 PM
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Posted By The_Joe

I just returned from my first ride on my first...

I just returned from my first ride on my first official build. Technically I swapped rims on a wheel years ago but this was the first legitimate build. An FiR rim laced to a tri color rear hub.
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07-05-19, 07:22 PM
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Posted By The_Joe

15 miles. First ride in 2 months. All of the...

15 miles. First ride in 2 months. All of the medical professionals I've seen think I've got pinched nerve in my hips. Physical the****** finally gave me the ok to test it out. Boy did it feel good to...
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Posted By The_Joe

I sold one in Philly for $50 that still needed...

I sold one in Philly for $50 that still needed work. The buyer was a big time Schwinn fan and all other Varsitys on CL were asking well over $100. Kind of surprised I got $50 to be honest.
06-23-19, 03:43 PM
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Posted By The_Joe

Those are some of the coolest hubs I've ever seen.

Those are some of the coolest hubs I've ever seen.
06-23-19, 02:09 PM
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Posted By The_Joe

Thanks for the feedback, Chombi. This is...

Thanks for the feedback, Chombi. This is certainly a robust wheel but I am pleased with that. The roads around here get kind of rough so something that will withstand the ride is always appreciated....
06-23-19, 01:48 PM
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Posted By The_Joe

Just finished assembling it. Still need to get it...

Just finished assembling it. Still need to get it true and tensioned.
...
06-23-19, 11:56 AM
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Posted By The_Joe

FIR Net 2000?

Are any of you familiar with this rim?

I just picked one up at the co-op for $15. It is the closest match ice found so far to an Araya ct-19 (cr-19?). Just a bit beefier and a bit more aero. I...
06-22-19, 04:36 PM
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Posted By The_Joe

ISO 26.8 seat post with more setback than a...

ISO 26.8 seat post with more setback than a Sugino SP-H. Currently my saddle is slammed back.
06-11-19, 06:34 PM
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Posted By The_Joe

Those MK-II derailleurs are fantastic. Great find.

Those MK-II derailleurs are fantastic. Great find.
06-05-19, 01:36 PM
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Posted By The_Joe

I had never even considered rotating it the other...

I had never even considered rotating it the other way. The idea of an imbalanced physiology does make sense. I am left handed and my left leg is marginally shorter. That could all be a factor I...
06-05-19, 01:11 PM
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Posted By The_Joe

This is basically a B17 so the width is where I'd...

This is basically a B17 so the width is where I'd need it to be.


As for a medical update, x rays and ultrasound have ruled out a hernia. I still have a sting from the soft tissue up to the...
05-31-19, 05:17 AM
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Views: 768
Posted By The_Joe

Really? This is how it's been in there since I...

Really? This is how it's been in there since I acquired the hub. I'll trust your opinion over mine and get it turned around.
05-30-19, 04:55 AM
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Posted By The_Joe

Pending

Pending
05-26-19, 10:31 AM
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Posted By The_Joe

This is something I'm now realizing. My first...

This is something I'm now realizing. My first thoughts were: wider saddle for wide sit bones, and groove for soft tissue. At first I rode this saddle more on the nose which was obviously bad for the...
05-25-19, 08:05 PM
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Posted By The_Joe

Bump.

Bump.
05-23-19, 06:01 PM
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Posted By The_Joe

36h Campy Victory hubs ITALIAN

SOLD


Victory/Triomphe hubs. The only difference is the skewer and these don't have either. What they do have is Campy Record, or NR, or whatever skewers.

Used but spinning well. Serviced...
05-20-19, 03:38 PM
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Posted By The_Joe

I cheaped out only because I didn't want to spend...

I cheaped out only because I didn't want to spend $120+ on a saddle that wasn't comfortable for me. $20 was a small investment to see how the shape felt.
05-19-19, 03:23 PM
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Views: 2,996
Posted By The_Joe

Absolutely. I'm taking time off the bike to make...

Absolutely. I'm taking time off the bike to make sure I'm fully recovered and then I want to try out all options. I have been a little concerned that this saddle pushes my thighs out a bit much....
05-18-19, 10:21 AM
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Views: 2,996
Posted By The_Joe

You know, you're not the first one to suggest the...

You know, you're not the first one to suggest the MAN saddle. I had seen the gel model but was worried that it would be too much padding when matched with cycling shorts.

Your theories otherwise...
05-17-19, 07:26 PM
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Posted By The_Joe

Yes, looking for an aero, road bike position. ...

Yes, looking for an aero, road bike position.

I also ride an old bike. Late '80s Japanese frame. It's not too small for me but I've got a strange body geometry. I'm 5' 9", mostly torso, so the...
05-15-19, 12:32 PM
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Views: 2,996
Posted By The_Joe

I didn't think you specifically meant narrower,...

I didn't think you specifically meant narrower, but I figured if I go to a co-op for something they likely have narrower stuff. This particular saddle is currently as far back as it can go and it...
05-15-19, 10:51 AM
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Views: 2,996
Posted By The_Joe

I do remember some slight pain in the soft tissue...

I do remember some slight pain in the soft tissue area but not as bad as the current hip pain. Unfortunately I don't have that saddle anymore. This weekend I'll head out and see if I can't try out...
05-15-19, 10:43 AM
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Posted By The_Joe

What's your technique for polishing? That stem...

What's your technique for polishing? That stem came out great!
05-15-19, 08:57 AM
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Posted By The_Joe

Worries my new saddle is wrong.

I'll try to not make this long winded. I ride a vintage bike. Had a Selle San Marco Super Corsa saddle that I found out was too narrow. My sit bones measure about 143mm. I swapped out the old saddle...
05-10-19, 05:57 PM
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Posted By The_Joe

I've used aluminum foil and a semi-firm cushion...

I've used aluminum foil and a semi-firm cushion (ottoman or wide couch arm) with good results. Checked against measurements from an actual site bone measuring device it all matched up.
05-10-19, 11:37 AM
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Posted By The_Joe

I've got nothing if not a good attitude. Thanks...

I've got nothing if not a good attitude. Thanks for the encouragement!
05-09-19, 01:07 PM
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Views: 692
Posted By The_Joe

If it's sitting on a flat surface it has less...

If it's sitting on a flat surface it has less than a quarter inch of lift. In two spots, 180 degrees out. So if noon and 6 are on the table then 3 and 9 bend up.

It was running true on the bike...
05-09-19, 12:23 PM
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Posted By The_Joe

Ok thanks. I guess it doesn't hurt to give it a...

Ok thanks. I guess it doesn't hurt to give it a try then.
05-08-19, 07:28 PM
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Views: 692
Posted By The_Joe

How bad is a bad rim?

I just pulled 2 rims off of a set of hubs. The wheels were running straight when assembled. Laid flat on a table now the rims are clearly a little bent.
1) Is it fine to just reuse them and let...
05-05-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,424
Posted By The_Joe

I'd have gotten to the first climb and turned...

I'd have gotten to the first climb and turned around anyway.
05-04-19, 09:45 AM
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Views: 7,424
Posted By The_Joe

That's EXACTLY what I was thinking. But I'd...

That's EXACTLY what I was thinking. But I'd probably ride an old Serotta no matter what name was on the down tube .
05-01-19, 06:04 PM
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Views: 405
Posted By The_Joe

I land tomorrow. In town for my partner's...

I land tomorrow. In town for my partner's birthday and a music festival. Not sure I'll have much time but hoping she'll humor me with a brief look around.
05-01-19, 06:12 AM
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Views: 405
Posted By The_Joe

Long Beach shops to visit?

I'm posting this here rather than regional discussions because I'm hoping you lot can suggest something more C&V...
I'm visiting Long Beach, Ca for a few days this weekend and would love to find a...
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Views: 540
Posted By The_Joe

Thanks everyone. Hubs only is what I was leaning...

Thanks everyone. Hubs only is what I was leaning towards.
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Views: 540
Posted By The_Joe

Better luck selling hubs or wheels?

I've got a set of wheels I'm planning to get rid of but I don't read want to deal with shipping. Campy Victory hubs, Italian thread, mismatched rims. Rear rim functions but has seen better days. They...
04-22-19, 06:34 AM
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Views: 120,637
Posted By The_Joe

FOUND ISO rear shimano tri color hub....

FOUND

ISO rear shimano tri color hub. Preferrably the older 126 spaced model but I am not opposed to cold setting to 130. 32H
Complete wheel would also work if that doesn't make for outrageous...
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