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10-19-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 900
Posted By tricky

Just messin with ya! Threads will meander, so...

Just messin with ya! Threads will meander, so absolutely no harm, no foul. Looking forward to the future posts in any thread. :)
10-19-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 19,748
Views: 3,235,837
Posted By tricky

Pour one out for another fixie bro victim. I just...

Pour one out for another fixie bro victim. I just verified with the seller that he chopped off the derailleur hanger and shifter bosses. :( At least itís a Chromor frame and not top of the line.

...
10-18-20, 02:38 AM
Replies: 58,568
Views: 8,579,304
Posted By tricky

Rod Brake Bianchi? ...

Rod Brake Bianchi?


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/828x1064/dac58b47_c927_4fe7_9954_e0a6451db472_e57208f70c52df424b073be538d9a6d65ab2fdfb.jpeg...
10-09-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,643
Posted By tricky

Novaras. Always well spec'ed and good tubing. ...

Novaras. Always well spec'ed and good tubing.

Performance and Nashbar steel road bikes. I recently found out from this board that some of the Performance frames were built by BMZ in Italy and look...
10-07-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6,929
Views: 2,457,672
Posted By tricky

Tire pressure too. I usually run in the mid 20s...

Tire pressure too. I usually run in the mid 20s when mountain biking when tubeless, and high twenties or low 30s with tubes. You may want a little higher if you are doing a lot of pavement.
10-06-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,864
Posted By tricky

Ciocc is making the "vintage" but it's made in...

Ciocc is making the "vintage" but it's made in Italy and you need to request a quote. If you've gotta ask... https://www.ciocc.it/en/product/replica/ I am not entirely sure the top tube is level...
10-06-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,349
Posted By tricky

thinktubes, I think you are right about Nitto...

thinktubes, I think you are right about Nitto being the OEM. Double verification from Dfrost. The velobase article...
10-06-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,349
Posted By tricky

Lots of good stems out there. Salsa also...

Lots of good stems out there.

Salsa also made good stems, but they also had a stem recall but it was for the open faced version...
10-05-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 585
Posted By tricky

herr_hest Looks great! Have you ridden those...

herr_hest Looks great! Have you ridden those terravails before? I am considering new tires for my Lemond and am wondering if those would be an upgrade from Gravelkings.
10-05-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 353
Posted By tricky

Same! I wonder who the contractor was. Billato...

Same! I wonder who the contractor was. Billato maybe?

Edit: straight from the Performance blog, it's BMZ!...
10-05-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 554
Posted By tricky

Post pics! Before and after if you've got 'em. 2...

Post pics! Before and after if you've got 'em. 2 reasons, 1. we are gluttons for pictures and would like to see some drive-side whole bike shots of your vintage ride and 2. pics of clearance you have...
10-02-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,026
Posted By tricky

Yes, agreed. I still respect the shop, things...

Yes, agreed. I still respect the shop, things happen. I wish they would have owned up initially, but I could see how this could all happen. I suspect/hope whatever mechanic did this is getting some...
09-29-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 717
Posted By tricky

Cool idea. Seems like it might be tough to get a...

Cool idea. Seems like it might be tough to get a consistent width out of the folded paper. Did it seem consistent enough to be accurate?
09-24-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By tricky

I think Bill Davidson would be very upset to know...

I think Bill Davidson would be very upset to know he died. AFAIK he's still building bikes at his shop 3 miles from where I sit.
09-23-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,073
Posted By tricky

Wow, cool history. It was an SLX bike instead of...

Wow, cool history. It was an SLX bike instead of Tange or Direct Drive so the special project explanation makes even more sense. Image dump of the OfferUp ad for posterity:
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09-21-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,026
Posted By tricky

I am certain it is. I am making some assumptions...

I am certain it is. I am making some assumptions here, but R&E seem to be in the OP's orbit. I think the OP is trying to not besmirch the reputation of the shop until the final conclusion of this...
09-21-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7,816
Views: 2,315,657
Posted By tricky

Spacing more directly relates to what hub you are...

Spacing more directly relates to what hub you are able to fit, but that does translate into what speed derailleur you can use.

Per Sheldon (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/frame-spacing.html):
...
09-16-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 605
Posted By tricky

:lol: Makes sense! Just tested this...

:lol:

Makes sense!

Just tested this and, yup, the autocomplete did indeed make it utag instead of mention.

Did this send you a notification JaccoW?

JaccoW
09-08-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 771
Posted By tricky

There's no magic to it. Garage sales, estate...

There's no magic to it. Garage sales, estate sales, Goodwill, thrift stores. Also start watching OfferUp. Get a list of models and makes you want and set a bunch of alerts. You'll need to jump on...
08-26-20, 10:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 605
Posted By tricky

Post a build thread!

Post a build thread!
08-25-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,818
Posted By tricky

Same! I don't think I would do this for a mint...

Same! I don't think I would do this for a mint Confente Masi, but it's been fine for my riders. I don't have dropout or derailleur hanger alignment tools so I usually end up taking it into the shop...
08-20-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,267
Posted By tricky

Great looking bike! I see they are mostly sold...

Great looking bike! I see they are mostly sold out. I am glad Riv is moving some product.

And yes, I've referenced that post a lot of times. There is surprisingly little on the web about tires...
08-18-20, 01:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By tricky

A few members here have chrome Schwinns with red...

A few members here have chrome Schwinns with red lettering. They look amazing. Here's one....
08-17-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,755
Posted By tricky

Seconded (thirded? a millionth'ed?) Also, I...

Seconded (thirded? a millionth'ed?)

Also, I sent a few bucks via Paypal. I encourage everyone to do the same.
08-12-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,662
Posted By tricky

I am very into them, but don't own one yet. I...

I am very into them, but don't own one yet. I ride a 2016 DR650 all around PNW forest roads and the WABDR (https://ridebdr.com/wabdr/), but really want an old CB. I'd love an old Triumph or even an...
08-12-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 630
Posted By tricky

Awesome! Gotta love a happy ending and a seller...

Awesome! Gotta love a happy ending and a seller with integrity.
08-12-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,208
Posted By tricky

Ha, agreed. Splined cartridge bearing BBs were...

Ha, agreed.
Splined cartridge bearing BBs were "meh." It just seemed to make everything more proprietary

I don't mind external bearing cranksets but they are more needy when it comes to parallel...
08-11-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 898
Posted By tricky

I think this is more of a conversational thread...

I think this is more of a conversational thread instead of having a specific goal for the OP, so I think we're good. :)

I just checked Specialized's fit chart for that model and they recommend a...
08-11-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 898
Posted By tricky

Yes, 55 cm is typically too small for someone...

Yes, 55 cm is typically too small for someone that is 6'1. I am 6' and ride a 57, but with my long legs I could do a 58 or even 60cm if the bike had a short top tube.

And are you talking about...
08-07-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,759
Posted By tricky

It looks like the expansion joints were fixed...

It looks like the expansion joints were fixed last summer. I haven't ridden it since then to verify they were all fixed, but if that was your main issue then it sounds like the trail might suit you...
08-06-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,759
Posted By tricky

Looks great! Nice work as always. I am currently...

Looks great! Nice work as always. I am currently on an upward trend in bike frame size as well. I am thinking a 60cm ST with a 57cm top tube would be great for me, but I could even see a 62cm ST...
08-04-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,714
Posted By tricky

Lol. The inevitable Campy (or Bianchi or both)...

Lol. The inevitable Campy (or Bianchi or both) price premium regardless of the quality level.
08-04-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,714
Posted By tricky

Usually accompanied by a picture of a bike with...

Usually accompanied by a picture of a bike with an inch of grime, a rusty chain and that was clearly stored outside.
07-29-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,888
Posted By tricky

Here you go! :) ...

Here you go! :)

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/785669-what-does-classic-vintage-mean.html
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/592532-define-classic-vintage.html...
07-29-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 550
Posted By tricky

Is the steering twitchy with that CX fork? That's...

Is the steering twitchy with that CX fork? That's a substantially different axle to crown than the "long" travel suspension that came with that bike. Are you going to leave it like that or go with a...
07-27-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 981
Posted By tricky

Great bike, but isn't it a smidge small for him?...

Great bike, but isn't it a smidge small for him? And if it isn't already it looks like he'll outgrow it in about 5 minutes. haha
07-21-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 650
Posted By tricky

She'll tour or bike commute just fine. Solid...

She'll tour or bike commute just fine. Solid advice above. Ride it and then decide how you want to ride the bike. You'll also learn if you can live with the vintage components or if you want to go...
07-21-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 978
Posted By tricky

Yup, HHH was my hottest ride too. The first year...

Yup, HHH was my hottest ride too. The first year I did it in 2006, it was so hot they closed off Hell's Gate early and I ended up on the 60 mile route. I remember it being 108 on the downtown bank...
07-13-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,559
Posted By tricky

I love what you did with this bike. It's...

I love what you did with this bike. It's definitely making my Monday feel less Monday-ish. You did it more justice than I would have! And gotta love those bikes that feel fast! My Sirrus felt fast...
07-02-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 624
Posted By tricky

Oh boy. I just moved apartments and I am...

Oh boy. I just moved apartments and I am painfully aware of the scale of my "inventory." And that's after getting ride of 3 bikes and/or frames, 2 wheelsets and some fenders.
06-26-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 19,748
Views: 3,235,837
Posted By tricky

That's pretty cool.

That's pretty cool.
06-25-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,345
Posted By tricky

Low end fixed gear = low end high tensile steel...

Low end fixed gear = low end high tensile steel frame. Your options are to convert an old vintage higher end road bike or beefy frame (old Schwinn as mentioned above) or get him something like a...
06-15-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,591
Posted By tricky

I love it when these Communist Bloc bikes show up...

I love it when these Communist Bloc bikes show up here. The construction and design seem so reflective of that place and time.
06-15-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,642
Posted By tricky

Awesome! It seems like we haven't seen many...

Awesome! It seems like we haven't seen many Kabukis around here lately. Think we could get some higher quality photos?
06-13-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,491
Posted By tricky

Gunnar does a great job and they are solidly...

Gunnar does a great job and they are solidly influenced by C&V. They have that strong Schwinn and Waterford connection by nature of still being owned by the Schwinn family. I really want a Hyper-X...
06-10-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,210
Posted By tricky

Had to look that up. Sounds like it's a lighter,...

Had to look that up. Sounds like it's a lighter, more expensive version of the technomic.
06-10-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,210
Posted By tricky

Ah, yes, I was only considering saddle to bar...

Ah, yes, I was only considering saddle to bar drop and not reach. I gotcha now; dropping the stem would indeed increase reach.



I like it! It has shades of Ofmega Mistral.
06-02-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,805
Posted By tricky

That chainring! :love:

That chainring! :love:
05-29-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,464
Posted By tricky

Misleading thread title! Definitely not foolproof...

Misleading thread title! Definitely not foolproof as indicated by the replies from Randyjawa and wrk101. Perform at your own risk...
05-22-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,402
Posted By tricky

You're wrong! ~ everyone on this thread. ...

You're wrong! ~ everyone on this thread.





Kidding, of course. We keep it respectful here and might even let each other influence our beliefs. I love that. We're able to have productive...
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