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11-25-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,427
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Yeah those old Campagnolo dropouts had...

Yeah those old Campagnolo dropouts had considerable adjustment. Go from "sport touring" chain stay length to full on touring spec by sliding them all the way back, and one doesn't even have to change...
11-21-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 384,127
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Um, yes please. Pink 770 :love:

Um, yes please. Pink 770 :love:
11-20-19, 01:15 AM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 384,127
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Just casually saunter in with a double panel...

Just casually saunter in with a double panel vintage Trek, eh? Man...

It's gorgeous. :love:
11-20-19, 12:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 623
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Hand-brazed by the folks at Panasonic from 1987...

Hand-brazed by the folks at Panasonic from 1987 to 1989. Best-in-the-business Tange Prestige tubing, with great paint schemes (black/grey/black is my favorite BTW). Sold as a frameset only, and...
11-19-19, 12:11 AM
Replies: 18,088
Views: 2,870,207
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

T-t-t-t-t-t-time traveling...

T-t-t-t-t-t-time traveling (https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/d/seattle-danish-bike-kildemoes-colibri/7021322150.html)! Or, "Beam me...sideways, Scotty???" :lol:
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11-18-19, 11:48 PM
Replies: 53,117
Views: 7,292,332
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I have found that 6'5" is about the limit for...

I have found that 6'5" is about the limit for most off the shelf frames as far as decent accommodation. I feel bad for those taller (for multiple practical reasons), but I do try to build cool super...
11-18-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 53,117
Views: 7,292,332
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

The pedant in me asks, "What do you consider to...

The pedant in me asks, "What do you consider to be a tall human?" A group of roughly 55cm frames, to me as a 6'5" giraffe, says that the owner is of average stature. Some consider 60cm frames...
11-12-19, 12:47 AM
Replies: 53,117
Views: 7,292,332
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Cheap enough that one could get themselves a good...

Cheap enough that one could get themselves a good looking fork. Man, it's like manufacturers were trying to make unicrown forks ugly, or as ugly as possible. Forget cheap production methods, have...
11-08-19, 10:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 868
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Excellent, all of it! tricky is a great guy,...

Excellent, all of it! tricky is a great guy, though he and I haven't exchanged any messages etc. The ebbs and flows of life and activity. I see that Allez has those sweet hidden spring Suntour GPX...
11-08-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,570
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

This thread needs more red vintage Specializeds....

This thread needs more red vintage Specializeds. '85 Allez SE checking in. :) Bought as a frame, fork, headset, BB, and crankset. Then put newer Superbe Pro pieces on it (having collected them), a...
11-08-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,140
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

While I think we can all appreciate the guy...

While I think we can all appreciate the guy working to consciously rebuild his life and learn from his past, trying to make purchases with barely any available cash (let alone to live/eat) is a...
11-05-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,813
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

For this industrial/transportation designer, he...

For this industrial/transportation designer, he (I) lament the post straight-arm stems a la Cinelli 1A and really anything else Nitto/Specialized etc.

I really do like the quill stem adapters and...
10-31-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,255
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I've had the fortune of riding and owning a...

I've had the fortune of riding and owning a number of Schwinn luminaries. There are several I've yet to experience, primarily a '70s P13 as I think it would be a perfect blend of the 531-era...
10-28-19, 10:22 PM
Replies: 53,117
Views: 7,292,332
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Oh my, people, we have an essentially pristine,...

Oh my, people, we have an essentially pristine, barely used (https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/d/portland-600-series-trek/7009056419.html), nearly-all-original 1985 Trek 660 for just $150!!...
10-23-19, 10:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,954
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Gorgeous colors and frame! I'm glad the headset...

Gorgeous colors and frame! I'm glad the headset is Dura-Ace because you can put Dura-Ace on the rest of it pretty easily--it certainly, IMO, deserves it. :)
10-12-19, 11:16 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,264
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

:roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:

:roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Tiny1990 I forget if I wrote anything on your...

Tiny1990 I forget if I wrote anything on your initial post about this in C&V, but I found one of these on the 'Bay...
10-10-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 341
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I somehow remember my '88 Sirrus having a 27.2mm...

I somehow remember my '88 Sirrus having a 27.2mm seatpost, or at least not being inconvenienced by it. I could still be remembering incorrectly. Certainly the carbon Allez had 27.2. My '85 Allez SE,...
10-05-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,957
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Early racing Cannondales were listed as SR...

Early racing Cannondales were listed as SR (racing geometry) or SC (criterium geometry) until the early '90s or so. After that they went to the R prefix until the CAAD designations fully took over...
10-05-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 26,984
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Lookin' good!

Lookin' good!
10-03-19, 12:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,957
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I'm glad you and the ST have really seen eye to...

I'm glad you and the ST have really seen eye to eye now. ST's are pretty incredible in that they respond like a race bike when out of the saddle, but in the saddle, even loaded down with fenders and...
10-02-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

^^^ What he said. The shifter boss washers will...

^^^ What he said. The shifter boss washers will have that inner raised rectangular portion facing forward--in line with the downtube. The right shift lever will mount in line with the downtube. The...
09-29-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 653
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Cool video. 11-34 rear cassette with an extended...

Cool video. 11-34 rear cassette with an extended dropout and 7800 long cage RD mounted to it. Certainly a mix of components that the matchy-matchy part of me would wish there were more cohesion with,...
09-24-19, 01:44 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,381
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

The only bike that I could consider stock, or at...

The only bike that I could consider stock, or at least have "factory" gearing, is my '85 Allez SE with a 52/42 front and 12-21T rear setup. So it properly blows when it comes to hills in Seattle...
09-09-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

$75 for that is a super deal. Clean the dust and...

$75 for that is a super deal. Clean the dust and wax the paint (after disassembly) and watch it glow! RX100 is an underrated groupset--it should serve you well. :)
09-08-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,114
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

As much as I'd like to post all the photos, I...

As much as I'd like to post all the photos, I will restrain myself. I may end up putting this in a Flickr album.

These are Suntour Edge shfit levers, believe it or not. Shining nearly as...
09-01-19, 11:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,114
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Ride Report As mentioned previously, this...

Ride Report

As mentioned previously, this baby isn't a flyweight. At 23.0 lbs on the money fully dressed (bottle cages and pedals), she won't win any weight weenie contests, but she will be a...
09-01-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,114
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

This Velo-branded saddle of unknown model name is...

This Velo-branded saddle of unknown model name is pretty comfortable, and very importantly, fits the look of the era. I've looked high and low for other saddles and come up empty. I did try a Selle...
09-01-19, 10:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,114
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

The Allez SE Era Begins! Ok, everyone, we...

The Allez SE Era Begins!

Ok, everyone, we have photos in the actual sunlight, and it's, to me, a stunner! :love:
...
09-01-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,947
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

From extensive personal experience, and of course...

From extensive personal experience, and of course in my opinion, the change in reach over aero style brake levers, is 5-10mm if we're talking Shimano 9- and 10-speed STI levers (external shift...
09-01-19, 02:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,114
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

More to come tomorrow, including a ride report!...

More to come tomorrow, including a ride report! :)

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08-30-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,172
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I've been trimming the fleet pretty well these...

I've been trimming the fleet pretty well these last several weeks. Feels great to have the space in the apartment unit open up, allowing me to contemplate reorganization along with not looking nearly...
08-27-19, 11:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 713
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

^^^^ I can also confirm that I know this local...

^^^^ I can also confirm that I know this local guy ( ryansu ). I can vouch for him. :)
08-25-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,114
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Well, I wasn't trying to up the 'purity' of this...

Well, I wasn't trying to up the 'purity' of this build any more than it was (ok, it's newer Superbe Pro, but you get it..), but I stopped by Recycled Cycles after selling another bike (my '90...
08-25-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,114
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Well, welcome to the thread! There have been a...

Well, welcome to the thread! There have been a number of early Allez threads, but with this frameset being as well-kept as it has been while also being very large/tall (the tallest frame they ever...
08-24-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2,548
Views: 199,442
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Thank you for the vote of confidence. I bumped...

Thank you for the vote of confidence. I bumped the price up to the other end of the range I was considering. I'm not worried about getting too greedy a price, considering what I'd clear for the...
08-22-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,114
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Well, it's been a solid week and a half. The TB14...

Well, it's been a solid week and a half. The TB14 rims arrived a week ago, while the spokes and nipples took their time on carrier turtles. My tires are still en route, but you can't mount tires to...
08-22-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 53,117
Views: 7,292,332
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I can't believe it's still for sale. I lobbed it...

I can't believe it's still for sale. I lobbed it up on this thread a week or so ago and no one has bought it since then. Seller is quite morose in his add, and I even tried to cheer him up. I swear,...
08-18-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 919
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Oh My-Lanta that is beautiful!

Oh My-Lanta that is beautiful!
08-18-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,182
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

There's a tape/wrap for every era, though my Gen...

There's a tape/wrap for every era, though my Gen Y self likes a decently padded tape/wrap no matter what as I greatly prefer to ride without padded gloves (I don't own any). That being said, a 1985...
08-16-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,870
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Very cool Paramount. That should clean up really...

Very cool Paramount. That should clean up really well, and it looks like it has. It also looks like the seller liked to hang that rear axle a little too far forward in the dropouts! I'd probably...
08-15-19, 10:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,110
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

If I could get an '83 Super Sport SP, that would...

If I could get an '83 Super Sport SP, that would be epic. There's an '83 Super Sport for sale for $325 in great shape, and ostensibly original minus the new tires etc. A great example of one that's...
08-15-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,110
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I love the 1983 Schwinn catalog for the moody,...

I love the 1983 Schwinn catalog for the moody, serious dark backgrounds and cool fonts they used on their bikes. Frame colors were really cool as well. Both font and color were pretty unique to 1983...
08-14-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,110
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Another vote for a full go through. Superiors are...

Another vote for a full go through. Superiors are very uncommon, yet cool parts of Schwinn history.

I would not consider that heresy. Heresy is painting a (repaired) '74 Schwinn Paramount in...
08-10-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,114
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Per the Specilized catalog for 1985, this is the...

Per the Specilized catalog for 1985, this is the American Flyers bike model (not actual frame/bike, of course), as we know. No Tim Neenan or Jim Merz signature on the NDS chain stay. Just a single...
08-10-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,114
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

1985 Specialized Allez SE - 62cm! - VERY RED

I have been withholding from all of you this last week or so, especially in light of the many early-era Specialized fans/enthusiasts among us (I am included in that as well).

Putting around with...
07-22-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7,548
Views: 2,067,377
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Another day, er month, another groupset on my...

Another day, er month, another groupset on my 1987 Schwinn Prologue. This particular build was finished up as I sat with an injured left IT band from a 4th of July ride. Apparently too many miles too...
07-22-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Allez SE's enjoy a great reputation for good...

Allez SE's enjoy a great reputation for good reason. DB Tange chromoly frame with nice lugs. That blue with the red and yellow graphics, and late-6200-era Shimano 600 are iconic.

Are the frames...
07-14-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 26,984
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

:thumb: 200 is a great goal!

:thumb: 200 is a great goal!
07-11-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2,548
Views: 199,442
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Since becoming a temporarily flightless bird with...

Since becoming a temporarily flightless bird with a cooked IT band (at the outer left knee position, as per the usual injury location--bumming me out!!!) due to surprise overuse or ??? I've been...
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