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09-10-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 203,872
Posted By mountaindave

Thats more than just a 559 conversion! :thumb:

Thats more than just a 559 conversion! :thumb:
09-09-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By mountaindave

I would have bought them for one and then the...

I would have bought them for one and then the rest would have cluttered my “freewheel shelf” for the next five or six years until I finally decided to put some in the BOC! :thumb:
09-05-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 66,524
Posted By mountaindave

I have a nearly identical white tandem. My CW is...

I have a nearly identical white tandem. My CW is very hesitant to ride it as well - it’s hard to stop with both cantilevers on one lever and the drum brake on the other. I stupidly had the rear wheel...
09-01-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 66,524
Posted By mountaindave

They may have been produced at a shockingly fast...

They may have been produced at a shockingly fast rate with sometimes spotty brazing, but they still knew what they were doing and definitely hit the sweet spot with these TdFs. I couldn’t agree more...
08-20-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 286
Posted By mountaindave

This generation of frame is so damn sexy - those...

This generation of frame is so damn sexy - those lugs are awesome! Wish it fit me. GLWS!
08-17-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 623
Posted By mountaindave

I saw his pit part in Project Power Saturday, but...

I saw his pit part in Project Power Saturday, but haven't seen any of the the other things he does so don't quite follow... He seems like a very creative guy, so if it's a compliment, I'm grateful....
08-16-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 623
Posted By mountaindave

FS: NOS Freewheel removal tools

I purchased a lot of FW removal tools seeking one tool in particular; these are the leftovers. They are all NOS, but some have surface blemishes from light corrosion. One (G) Suntour tool was...
08-15-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By mountaindave

It’s French, it could be anything...:thumb:

It’s French, it could be anything...:thumb:
08-10-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 960
Posted By mountaindave

Sadly, the springs in the DT shifters are not the...

Sadly, the springs in the DT shifters are not the same size as springs in the bar end shifters. But thanks for the info on retrofriction supplies! :thumb:
08-10-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 960
Posted By mountaindave

Pas de problème. I’m on the constant lookout for...

Pas de problème. I’m on the constant lookout for a single bar end retrofriction as I have one broken out of a set.

GLWS!
08-04-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 498
Posted By mountaindave

Do you mean one of these? ...

Do you mean one of these?

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07-31-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 958
Posted By mountaindave

Hmmm, I sense a shift to gravel bike... before...

Hmmm, I sense a shift to gravel bike... before you know it you’re going to be looking for “gravel specific” bikes and then carbon starts to look interesting and before you know it you’re thinking...
07-25-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,110
Posted By mountaindave

We’ll have to pack it in a different type of box:...

We’ll have to pack it in a different type of box:
...
07-11-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By mountaindave

I bought some 3mm leather boot strap (leather...

I bought some 3mm leather boot strap (leather matches leather :thumb:), re-laced the saddle, and thoroughly enjoyed a 45 mile gravel ride that included 3000'+ vertical this week with nary a mark on...
07-04-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 131,130
Posted By mountaindave

I was scanning CL and saw a bike for sale in...

I was scanning CL and saw a bike for sale in front of such and RB-1. I shot the seller a message and he put out a price that was fair for the condition of the bike (had some drivetrain issues and...
06-08-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 131,130
Posted By mountaindave

[QUOTE=2cam16;21511748]Finished the MB-4 this...

[QUOTE=2cam16;21511748]Finished the MB-4 this morning. Threw in a few parts I had laying around: Juli Furtado Selle saddle, Girvin stem, Lizard Skins protector,switched to a riser. Replaced the...
05-16-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,201
Posted By mountaindave

+1 on both. Looks like you don’t have a wide...

+1 on both. Looks like you don’t have a wide enough FW to take advantage of your half step crankset. If it’s 50/45, you will need 14-17-21-26-32 to make it work properly. It’s not easy to find, but...
05-12-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,379
Posted By mountaindave

This!! ^^^ Kool Stop Tire Bead Jack is an awesome...

This!! ^^^ Kool Stop Tire Bead Jack is an awesome tool!
05-12-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By mountaindave

Ha! Your “levers” title was a double entendre!

Ha! Your “levers” title was a double entendre!
05-01-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By mountaindave

And yet with its all alloy construction, was...

And yet with its all alloy construction, was extremely light despite its bulky appearance. It also shifted big-tooth freewheels better than anything else on the market at the time (IMHO).
05-01-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,743
Posted By mountaindave

It's still in planning stages. It's been...

It's still in planning stages. It's been challenging with the entire situation from many different angles. But I still have my hopes high!
04-24-20, 05:20 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 131,130
Posted By mountaindave

So often we hear about such tragedies where...

So often we hear about such tragedies where drivers are not held responsible for their actions. Amazing that the driver turned themselves in and then actually got jail time. And glad it wasn’t worse...
04-21-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,714
Posted By mountaindave

Yeah, it's hard to gauge just how jarring a...

Yeah, it's hard to gauge just how jarring a particular gravel road is in a still image, or to judge the speed. You can see how far I've already passed this bottle that is on its second or third...
04-21-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,714
Posted By mountaindave

I have the VO Mojave (larger version of this) on...

I have the VO Mojave (larger version of this) on two of our Treks and they not only look appropriate, they hold a ton of water in a Nalgene or insulated bottle of your choice. They are adjustable...
04-19-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,107
Posted By mountaindave

I’ve used the combination of that Shimano 13-26...

I’ve used the combination of that Shimano 13-26 and a Sunrace 11-28 to make a very closely stepped cassette. OP could make a very nice 13-28: 13-14-15-16-18-21-24-28. I’m fairly certain the Sora...
04-09-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 131,130
Posted By mountaindave

I'll see your '92 RB-1 and raise you a '91 (also...

I'll see your '92 RB-1 and raise you a '91 (also posted elsewhere, but I got it out for the first time this year):
...
04-06-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,170
Posted By mountaindave

That is indeed a funky FW, especially with the...

That is indeed a funky FW, especially with the 15-18 jump. But if this is just a knockabout bike, it shouldn’t be an issue and I can’t imagine needing any more gear inches on either end. Looks...
04-05-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2,323
Views: 449,301
Posted By mountaindave

Ok, less of a bike photo and more of a group...

Ok, less of a bike photo and more of a group photo. (Kind of hard to see my wife, but her shadow is in the back.)
Me: ‘81 412; oldest daughter: ‘81 510; wife: ‘81 710; youngest: ‘98 C’dale :eek:....
03-28-20, 03:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 759
Posted By mountaindave

Do you have access to some kind of bike co-op?...

Do you have access to some kind of bike co-op? You can often find lots of vintage parts at co-ops. they often have used wheels, it’s how I find 700c wheels for 700c conversions.

Tires? I use...
03-21-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2,323
Views: 449,301
Posted By mountaindave

I don’t think I could possibly pass up a Trek...

I don’t think I could possibly pass up a Trek that fit me if it was a 420. The jokes would be never ending!
03-13-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,743
Posted By mountaindave

Preparing for Cino - today’s vintage group ride: ...

Preparing for Cino - today’s vintage group ride:

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03-13-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2,323
Views: 449,301
Posted By mountaindave

Cheese and rice! It looks like somebody bought...

Cheese and rice! It looks like somebody bought that, put it in a time capsule and wrote, “Open in 2020.”
02-23-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 3,255
Views: 727,756
Posted By mountaindave

Here's a bike that sort of fell into my lap from...

Here's a bike that sort of fell into my lap from CL. It had been advertised as a "Record du Monde" (don't they all say that?) and I had thought of just buying it for parts. But when I looked at the...
02-23-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 908
Posted By mountaindave

FIFY The graphic looked a lot like Campy...

FIFY

The graphic looked a lot like Campy Super Record (without the slant parallelogram) which in turn looked a lot like first gen Cyclone (the origin of the slant parallelogram). So the real...
02-23-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 908
Posted By mountaindave

They did. You don’t just happen to have a fully...

They did. You don’t just happen to have a fully functioning indexed rear derailleur that will soon become the standard for an entire industry in the same year that a patent expires without having...
02-10-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 627
Posted By mountaindave

I actually prefer the RX100 over similar vintage...

I actually prefer the RX100 over similar vintage 105 for purely aesthetic reasons - I love shiny over dull gray.
02-09-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3,196
Views: 280,287
Posted By mountaindave

It wouldn’t be the first time a build started...

It wouldn’t be the first time a build started with a set of hubs in search of a frame...
02-08-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 627
Posted By mountaindave

Also, after riding the C’dale bike to school and...

Also, after riding the C’dale bike to school and back on gravel and around crappy pavement, my daughter came to like the feel of supple tires (Grand Bois Cypress). When I had her test ride a friend’s...
02-08-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 627
Posted By mountaindave

Yeah, the indents on the OS chain stays is 700c...

Yeah, the indents on the OS chain stays is 700c specific and I can just barely fit 32’s in. Normally I can get 38’s on even with a late 80’s bike that barely fits 700x25. But it was a decent...
02-02-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2,323
Views: 449,301
Posted By mountaindave

We all love bike porn! Love those fender...

We all love bike porn!

Love those fender lines too!
02-02-20, 04:50 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,553
Posted By mountaindave

No matter what bike you choose, this is probably...

No matter what bike you choose, this is probably the best thing you can do for yourself in preparation for any length of trip.

Know thyself and thy bike. The rest will follow - you’ll know what to...
02-02-20, 04:25 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 203,872
Posted By mountaindave

Dang! That is one sweet looking ride!! My wife’s...

Dang! That is one sweet looking ride!! My wife’s and my 710’s haven’t been so heavily modified, but are set up Rando-style as well. Some off the best tidings bikes we have!

Post up over in the...
01-29-20, 11:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,201
Posted By mountaindave

Solid bike and solid advice! I love bar ends, so...

Solid bike and solid advice! I love bar ends, so that would be my suggestion too. But if you don’t, ratcheting Suntour DT shifters would be better and more functional than the campy levers.

But...
01-29-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,743
Posted By mountaindave

Choke is correct, they are two different things. ...

Choke is correct, they are two different things.

Are those thumb shifters on Gevanelle brake levers? And I can’t quite make out the rear derailleur. I think “French” should be another Cino Point....
01-27-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,743
Posted By mountaindave

Seeing as how SunTour was superior to Campy in...

Seeing as how SunTour was superior to Campy in pretty much every way, I don’t see how anyone could find your Raleigh “unacceptable” now that it has been upgraded.

:D
01-26-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,743
Posted By mountaindave

Cino 2020 - cancelled.

Sorry everyone - another CoVid causalty:
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Cinorider...
01-11-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 504
Posted By mountaindave

Price out a full set of sugino bolts or rings...

Price out a full set of sugino bolts or rings too, they ain’t cheap.
12-31-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1,385
Views: 93,878
Posted By mountaindave

I think heard the cost increase was largely due...

I think heard the cost increase was largely due to a mysterious box weighing around 25-30 lbs and being sent around repeatedly....
12-27-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,108
Posted By mountaindave

One thing that I can’t really put a price on is...

One thing that I can’t really put a price on is the value of “bike therapy.” I’ve been able to build some wheels recently in brief free moments, but this Xmas break is the first time since October...
12-27-19, 12:10 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,108
Posted By mountaindave

Do your “budget bike” builds go over budget?

Am I the only one who buys a low-cost bike then invests two to three times its purchase price in upgrading it?

Case in point: an ‘81 Trek 400 for $100 even. Parts are low end so this turns out to...
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