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02-17-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,734
Posted By qcpmsame

Always love seeing you post pics of the Alpina,...

Always love seeing you post pics of the Alpina, it is such a pretty, classically built and configured bicycle. As to tubs, personally I use glue, out of habit since 1979. The modern tape is much...
12-18-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,598
Posted By steelbikeguy

I've been using a half-step-plus-granny for about...

I've been using a half-step-plus-granny for about 20 years now, and find it very useful.
It is a 3 x 7 arrangement, with 26-46-49 chainrings and a 7 speed cassette with 13-15-17-20-23-26-30. The...
12-17-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,672
Posted By cubewheels

I'm a huge "heel dropper" so my saddle is lower...

I'm a huge "heel dropper" so my saddle is lower than baseline fit. In addition to a large setback (to remove pressure on my hands in a slammed down aero position), my feet can easily reach the...
12-06-20, 01:01 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,219
Posted By bbpo8

OP here. From the distance of a few weeks,...

OP here.

From the distance of a few weeks, I'm starting to put the brouhaha in perspective.

I''ve ridden old bikes all my life (59 out of 70 years). In the last six months I began delving into...
08-25-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,478
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

As Lance said to his team early one year, "If you...

As Lance said to his team early one year, "If you folks don't want to pedal, I'll find people who do!"

OTOH, looks definitely worth some taking some interest.

Looks to me like the frame is too...
08-15-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,484
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Well yes, that's all working as expected. Because...

Well yes, that's all working as expected. Because your saddle is so far back that you're pushing forward on the pedals it has to either have a backstop like the bike in the photo or lots of tilt so...
07-29-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,345
Posted By RobbieTunes

Ride what you want. Want what you ride. Stick...

Ride what you want.
Want what you ride.
Stick to this rule, and be satisfied.

Like what you build.
Build what you like.
Just remember, it’s only a bike.

Oldish cool frames
Newish cool parts
06-12-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,958
Posted By DOS

Not very for bottom brackets. I have never had a...

Not very for bottom brackets. I have never had a problem where you the issue is getting things, like BB cups, that need to be tight, tight enough. When the issue is making sure you don’t get things...
06-12-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,958
Posted By fietsbob

Many years of experience .. grasshopper..

Many years of experience .. grasshopper..
03-17-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 14,442
Posted By Miele Man

Posting some info from another member re Coronovirus

This was emailed to me from another member who asked me to post it for them.An update from Dr. Otto Yang, Infectious Disease Doctor at UCLA:



I've seen so much misinformation making the...
02-06-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,973
Posted By OldsCOOL

Meet “Barney”, The 1898 Glenwood

After 6 weeks of intense reconditioning, the barn find Glenwood went out for short shakedown cruise downtown to showoff a little bit. Overall, this has been a tremendous learning experience that has...
12-25-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,469
Posted By dedhed

Putting new 11 speed Campy on an old Trek is not...

Putting new 11 speed Campy on an old Trek is not a choice that comports with people living in a tent in the woods with sporadic income.
12-14-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,508
Posted By Miele Man

That's not true at all. I don't race and I...

That's not true at all.

I don't race and I do glue my own tubular tires to my wheels. I like the way my tubular wheels feel when I'm accelerating or going up hill. They simply feel superior to my...
12-14-19, 12:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,508
Posted By tcarl

I've been riding Continental tubulars on the...

I've been riding Continental tubulars on the rural farm roads in Illinois for years. No troubles. Great ride. I've had about 20 years of successes with Tufo gluing tape and Flat Attack brand sealant....
Forum: Framebuilders
09-23-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,742
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

hindesite- I'll say that your frame is "a tad...

hindesite- I'll say that your frame is "a tad more" then my stated alignment tolerance. Like by about 15 times more...

First we need to go back to the foundation of why we have bikes, to ride. So...
02-15-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,593
Posted By OldsCOOL

Sounds like a triple may be what you need to...

Sounds like a triple may be what you need to settle the issue.

I’m going to enjoy the 34 as it will extend my range in the hill country. Thanx for for your input, and all the others as well! :D
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