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04-24-18, 09:50 AM
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Posted By plodderslusk

Thanks! Crankset is an old Fsa Carbon Pro-set I...

Thanks! Crankset is an old Fsa Carbon Pro-set I har lying around. Weighs in at 20.5 pound.
04-21-18, 11:41 AM
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Posted By plodderslusk

I bought this Norwegian DBS Professionale som...

I bought this Norwegian DBS Professionale som years ago with a DA AX mix group. Now I have put on a set of battered DA 7800 parts from a crashed carbon bike I bought. Used
Mavic Equipe wheels....
04-07-18, 03:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By plodderslusk

Nice bike! The bars need to be lowered. Look for...

Nice bike! The bars need to be lowered. Look for the max-marking on the stem.
03-30-18, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 658
Posted By plodderslusk

Very nice frame! Probably from early eighties. ...

Very nice frame! Probably from early eighties. There is a similar frame on the steel-vintage. com website. Search for Guerciotti. It is the red one. Very nice hidden shifter wires on the downtube.
07-22-17, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1,377
Views: 548,414
Posted By plodderslusk

Sad Photobucket Service Sorry

Sad Photobucket Service Sorry
12-01-16, 01:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,465
Posted By plodderslusk

Gorgeous bike ! I have always wanted a bike With...

Gorgeous bike ! I have always wanted a bike With those braze-on studs for the centerpull brakes. Elegant and probably way stiffer than the regular way.
Replies: 13
Views: 1,422
Posted By plodderslusk

early 1980s Miyata LeMans Criterium | Tokyo...

early 1980s Miyata LeMans Criterium | Tokyo Cycling Club (http://www.tokyocycle.com/bbs/media/early-1980s-miyata-lemans-criterium.6664/)
Miyata from the early eighties for the asian market ?
11-20-16, 04:31 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,407
Posted By plodderslusk

You got two very different beasts here. One is a...

You got two very different beasts here. One is a great Nice weather showstopper and the other is a beater that will be a great everyday rider. That red bike With full Chorus is in amazing condition !...
10-22-16, 07:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,372
Posted By plodderslusk

"if they were (comfortable) you would see...

"if they were (comfortable) you would see Furniture in the house that was nothing but bike saddles"

I sit on this for hours every day at work.
10-15-16, 03:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,231
Posted By plodderslusk

Thanks for nice comments (kudos for upholding the...

Thanks for nice comments (kudos for upholding the Norwegian Heritage in Minnesota !)

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10-10-16, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,231
Posted By plodderslusk

"How does the Xizang ride?" This was a...

"How does the Xizang ride?"

This was a layover 2014 model, so the price was ok . It is made with a 73 degree seat tube angle and a 72 degree head. Combine that with a very stiff rear end you end...
10-10-16, 12:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,742
Posted By plodderslusk

Not a very good idea IMO. Keep that bike for the...

Not a very good idea IMO. Keep that bike for the city and buy an old rigid MTB for gravelgrinding duties.
10-10-16, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,231
Posted By plodderslusk

There is gravel and there is GRAVEL.

After some unusually heavy downpours this summer the serviceroads in the backwoods of Oslo has been repaired with some pretty coarse gravel. CX-bikes are no fun on this surface. Bought a GT Xizang...
10-08-16, 03:21 PM
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Posted By plodderslusk

59 yo, 6 ', 161 lbs

59 yo, 6 ', 161 lbs
08-19-16, 01:24 PM
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Posted By plodderslusk

I ride mostly gravelroads on CX-bikes and have...

I ride mostly gravelroads on CX-bikes and have not had a mountainbike for some time. Most of the big offroad races in Norway prohibits the use of CX so I have been looking for a decent racerig for an...
08-03-16, 09:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,038
Posted By plodderslusk

https://sheldonbrown.com/velos.html Nice bike,...

https://sheldonbrown.com/velos.html
Nice bike, go for it but know that the French do it their own way !
08-01-16, 10:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,504
Posted By plodderslusk

Still very very expensive but a much nicer bike: ...

Still very very expensive but a much nicer bike:
Luxury Ernesto Colnago Gift for Gino Bartali 24K Gold Campagnolo Crecord Delta | eBay
07-15-16, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By plodderslusk

In this pricerange for used bikes over here you...

In this pricerange for used bikes over here you will get mostly Sora-equipped bikes that someone bought hoping to start cycling. This is just so much a better deal ! Finding him a roadbike was his...
07-13-16, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By plodderslusk

Made my daughter's boyfriend buys an MX Leader

Had dinner at my daughter's yesterday and her boyfriend told me someone had stolen the rear Wheel off the Scott Boulder I gave him for commuting. 7 speed and 130 mm axle so a bit difficult to get a...
07-11-16, 12:54 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,061
Posted By plodderslusk

I bought a CX-bike With 11 speed Ultegra Di2....

I bought a CX-bike With 11 speed Ultegra Di2. Sand and mud and 11 speed = not a good match when it comes to durability IMO. Very noisy drivetrain after just some weeks riding. Triple eight speed is a...
07-11-16, 12:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,427
Posted By plodderslusk

Bought a used set of Travel-agents and put LX...

Bought a used set of Travel-agents and put LX V-brakes on a Miyata Alumicross.No need to change anything but the brakes. Way better brakes IMO. A lot of (larger frames?) CX-bikes shimmy at low speed...
Replies: 4
Views: 2,402
Posted By plodderslusk

No in so many ways! Spend Your 200$ on a Japanese...

No in so many ways! Spend Your 200$ on a Japanese bike from the same time period. French bikes are for the dedicated few if they come from earlier than mideighties.
06-20-16, 11:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 951
Posted By plodderslusk

Very Nice frame ! You already have Shimano 105 on...

Very Nice frame ! You already have Shimano 105 on that bike:)
VeloBase.com - View Group (http://www.velobase.com/ViewGroup.aspx?GroupID=a34ae6a0-52cd-4bca-9586-cfb2798a796b)
06-19-16, 10:45 AM
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Posted By plodderslusk

50 mile gravelgrinding on this new to me Miyata...

50 mile gravelgrinding on this new to me Miyata Alumicross. Nice weather and I really like the bike.
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b337/plodderslusk/20160619_162009_zpsiozteus0.jpg...
06-19-16, 10:42 AM
Replies: 24,671
Views: 2,332,957
Posted By plodderslusk

[QUOTE=DQRider;18855415]Yes I did. I've just...

[QUOTE=DQRider;18855415]Yes I did. I've just finished my Japanese City Bike (Toshi Baiku) build and spent the entire day riding around Saint Paul shaking her down and fixing any bugs that cropped up....
06-19-16, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1,377
Views: 548,414
Posted By plodderslusk

Miyata Alumicross ca 1990 bought for a 100 $, old...

Miyata Alumicross ca 1990 bought for a 100 $, old and weathered but a really Nice ride. Swapped the cantilevers for LX V-brakes with Travelagents. ...
06-19-16, 10:15 AM
Replies: 708
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Posted By plodderslusk

This rather tiredlooking Allumicross is...

This rather tiredlooking Allumicross is suprisingly Heavy but still a very Nice bike for gravelgrinding. Swapped the cantilevers for LX V-brakes With the help of Travelagents. Really like the way it...
06-05-16, 07:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,245
Posted By plodderslusk

I bought an old Miyata Allumicross With an Mtb...

I bought an old Miyata Allumicross With an Mtb triple Shimano Deore DX setup for around a 100$. It had those 90,s hardanodized rims that suck when they are unevenly worn and some little plastic...
06-05-16, 06:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,155
Posted By plodderslusk

Indian Fire Trail was a highend alluminum framed...

Indian Fire Trail was a highend alluminum framed bike With mostly XT Components. Yours is something else, GS 200 is near the bottom of Shimano stuff. Pictures would help.
05-23-16, 08:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,611
Posted By plodderslusk

The Kona Roadhouse would be my choice for one...

The Kona Roadhouse would be my choice for one bike to do it all. A longer stem and some Conti 4000 in 28 mm and you would be very close to a good roadbike on the road.
05-14-16, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By plodderslusk

The bike is great ! Get lighter tires,Continental...

The bike is great ! Get lighter tires,Continental GP 4000 in as big a size as will fit your bike.
05-11-16, 12:46 AM
Replies: 24,671
Views: 2,332,957
Posted By plodderslusk

"I've always wondered who actually got to drive...

"I've always wondered who actually got to drive home with the women in the car advertisements. And now I know! "

Sometimes it's very obvious that english is a language I learned in school ! LOL
05-08-16, 10:53 AM
Replies: 24,671
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Posted By plodderslusk

Beautiful weather, very warm for this time of the...

Beautiful weather, very warm for this time of the year and a very nice 40 mile ride to my 89 year old mother in law. My wife came with the car and we drove home together. New saddle and stem, both...
04-30-16, 03:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,540
Posted By plodderslusk

That is a very nice bicycle !

That is a very nice bicycle !
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-16, 11:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,941
Posted By plodderslusk

28 GP is not slower according to this test : ...

28 GP is not slower according to this test :
Continental Grand Prix 4000S II 23 25 28 mm Comparison (http://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/specials/conti-gp4000s-ii-23-25-28)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-16, 11:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,941
Posted By plodderslusk

Most likely the rear tire will last for only a...

Most likely the rear tire will last for only a few thousand kilometres but the extra speed and suppleness makes it Worth IMO. No punctures so far but I have only had them on for 500 km
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Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-16, 01:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,941
Posted By plodderslusk

I have set up a 1980 Gitane Trophee frame With 28...

I have set up a 1980 Gitane Trophee frame With 28 mm GP 4000 and I just love them. Great on tarmac and wide enough to be used on gravelroads.
Continental Grand Prix 4000S II 23 25 28 mm Comparison...
04-16-16, 09:19 AM
Replies: 24,671
Views: 2,332,957
Posted By plodderslusk

First longer gravelride of the year today, 50...

First longer gravelride of the year today, 50 miles on snowbare springroads. Nice ride and quite a bit slower than wwhen the gravel is dry. Love my "New" Gitane Trophee With GP 4000 in 28 mm. Faster...
04-03-16, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,313
Posted By plodderslusk

Very Nice Bike. Here's some info: 1987 Rocky...

Very Nice Bike. Here's some info:
1987 Rocky Mountain GIRO - Build Thread Started!!! | Retrobike (http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=314436&p=2354767#p2354767)
04-02-16, 01:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,367
Posted By plodderslusk

+1, one big advantage to many of these eighties...

+1, one big advantage to many of these eighties frames is that they can handle 28 mm tires. I,m thrilled with the way my last conversion (Gitane Trophee 1980) rides With 28 mm Gp 4000 and ten speed...
03-13-16, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6,744
Views: 1,609,935
Posted By plodderslusk

Bought this 1996 F1000 on a whim this morning....

Bought this 1996 F1000 on a whim this morning. Partly because it was cheap and partly because I always wanted a Cannondale a long time ago. I fear the innards of the (replacement" Fatty D Super are...
03-12-16, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3,070
Views: 624,750
Posted By plodderslusk

Another brifter conversion. Gitane Trophee With...

Another brifter conversion. Gitane Trophee With DA EX originally. Now set up With Ultegra and 28mm GP 4000, Rides great....
03-12-16, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 2,028,893
Posted By plodderslusk

First studfree ride this season on this New to me...

First studfree ride this season on this New to me Gitane. Very Nice ride quality With 28 mm GP 4000.
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03-08-16, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 699,462
Posted By plodderslusk

Super Nice ! Needs wider tires though.

Super Nice ! Needs wider tires though.
02-22-16, 04:55 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,241
Posted By plodderslusk

Better wait until it attacks a child ?

Better wait until it attacks a child ?
02-22-16, 11:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,910
Posted By plodderslusk

The problem With the Park Fixed Cup-Tool is...

The problem With the Park Fixed Cup-Tool is slipping. On my Gitaneframe I had a stuck cup and the Parktool slipped. With a Bar F-clamp and some large steel washers I secured the Park Tool in Place...
02-21-16, 07:42 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,905
Posted By plodderslusk

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505685
02-20-16, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 2,028,893
Posted By plodderslusk

Very nice Cilo, would look even better with a DA...

Very nice Cilo, would look even better with a DA seatpost IMO.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-16, 04:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,425
Posted By plodderslusk

Take it out on the wife or kids when you come...

Take it out on the wife or kids when you come home.
02-15-16, 03:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 919
Posted By plodderslusk

I would og with the VO-adapters. Barends would...

I would og with the VO-adapters. Barends would look weird IMO.
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