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10-17-19, 12:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 305
Posted By thook

yeah, man....that's a beauty! congrats!

yeah, man....that's a beauty! congrats!
10-16-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2,144
Views: 671,409
Posted By thook

DQRider.... i did indeed! i see you let go...

DQRider....

i did indeed! i see you let go of the copper fenders?

it's likely considered a sport tourer, but i don't know just what model that is. in any case, any bike can be a tourer...just...
10-16-19, 11:58 AM
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Posted By thook

Phamilton... i don't know what gear spread...

Phamilton...

i don't know what gear spread is, but you could still be rid of the half step (if that's ultimate aim) and go with a closer range 5spd freewheel and a typical crossover/alpine triple...
10-16-19, 10:30 AM
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Views: 671,409
Posted By thook

if i may.... what's your concern for...

if i may....

what's your concern for spreading the frame to 130? it won't hurt anything. i've done it to nearly all of my vintage steel frames as have many others. i don't care for the 2x4 method...
10-16-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,955
Posted By thook

yer welcome for the compliments! i do have...

yer welcome for the compliments!

i do have some friction dt shifters that have that spacer you show, but one of the top mount shifter bases i have (on my super letour) has the stop integrated on...
10-15-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 2,026,601
Posted By thook

looks ready to rip some gravel! have fun! i like...

looks ready to rip some gravel! have fun! i like it :thumb:
10-15-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,955
Posted By thook

ha! figured those had to be nitto's given the...

ha! figured those had to be nitto's given the bend profile

yeah, that is a tad fuzzy. ;) anything you'd care to share on how to would be appreciated

and, thanks for the link. i'm on it!

btw,...
10-15-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 341
Posted By thook

i had a set of old mafac levers from racer cp...

i had a set of old mafac levers from racer cp brakes that had the white rubber grips on the levers. this was years ago. at the time, i really wanted to use them, but the reach was far out there like...
10-15-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,955
Posted By thook

hello! noobinsf so, what bars did you wind...

hello! noobinsf

so, what bars did you wind up using? how'd you manage the suntour levers on the shimano pods and were they original symmetric levers? lastly, where's that thread you mention...
10-14-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,119
Posted By thook

right. i can see what you mean. i've run across...

right. i can see what you mean. i've run across old 70's frames wherein the centerpull brake's reach was shorter than the rear....being that the rear brake bridge was high up and all. i guess it took...
10-14-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,119
Posted By thook

why would there be a centerpull on the rear and...

why would there be a centerpull on the rear and sidepull on the front?
10-14-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,119
Posted By thook

how'd you come across them, if you don't mind?...

how'd you come across them, if you don't mind? they sound like real treats. i have an '85. a bit of a different animal than your earlier ones, but pretty nice and surprisingly light to me. i'm still...
10-14-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 264
Posted By thook

i'm not a heavy rider, though i am overweight for...

i'm not a heavy rider, though i am overweight for my height. i hadn't weighed myself in a while, but i'm sure i'm just over 170lb. need to drop about 30lbs. at any rate, i went out and measured and...
10-14-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 264
Posted By thook

wait...i do have a silver zero offset post that's...

wait...i do have a silver zero offset post that's 26.8. and, it's the right/shorter length. do you think sanding it down to 26.4 is going too far?
10-14-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 264
Posted By thook

thanks for all the input. :thumb: given all that,...

thanks for all the input. :thumb: given all that, i think i'll start with some emery cloth and keep removable to a minimum. i have read .1-.2mm difference in diameter isn't a big deal. otoh, i do...
10-14-19, 12:26 PM
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Views: 1,606,060
Posted By thook

uh huh....have fun with that :D

uh huh....have fun with that :D
10-14-19, 12:22 PM
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Posted By thook

i started riding when 60mm was the only travel....

i started riding when 60mm was the only travel. when i got my first mtb, they'd cut the steer tube to nub. of course, that was the popular way. i never liked it even then, though. sure, i could climb...
10-13-19, 11:11 PM
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Posted By thook

lol....wow!! might be kinda hard reaching...

lol....wow!!

might be kinda hard reaching those shifters you go any lower, though....bahaha
10-13-19, 11:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 264
Posted By thook

How much is too much?; Sanding gouges in seat post

the fluted laprade post for my super le tour has got some gouges i'd like to clean up, if possible. it came that way. it's a 26.4 and would like to keep it vs just getting something else. but, how...
10-13-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 2,377
Views: 178,269
Posted By thook

well, those are nice brakes. did some reading...

well, those are nice brakes. did some reading reviews on them haven't heard a bad word. they're pretty pricey, but maybe a deal like yours will pop up somewhere. otoh, they can only clear a 28mm max....
10-13-19, 08:35 PM
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Posted By thook

fair enough. i guess it wasn't...

fair enough. i guess it wasn't until...what?...when fisher started putting bikes together with the nano that there were really "29ers", eh?
10-13-19, 02:30 PM
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Views: 178,269
Posted By thook

man, you guys get all the good 4wd's...lol! well,...

man, you guys get all the good 4wd's...lol! well, everyone but the u.s.

thanks!
10-12-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 337
Posted By thook

...or a tad too high, maybe

...or a tad too high, maybe
10-12-19, 10:24 PM
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Views: 178,269
Posted By thook

yeah, yeah.... noobinsf... and, my god...

yeah, yeah....
noobinsf...
and, my god man....how do you sleep at night knowing that beautiful blue steel contraption is out there....waiting for you to ride it? :D

seriously love the blue
...
10-12-19, 08:55 PM
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Views: 178,269
Posted By thook

what are those brakes you have there? lookin'...

what are those brakes you have there? lookin' mighty stout!

oh, and how'd you arrange for the the shifter cables on that top mounted shifter base?
10-12-19, 08:52 PM
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Posted By thook

jbchybridrider ???!!! is that a syncro in the...

jbchybridrider ???!!! is that a syncro in the background???!!!
10-11-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 413
Posted By thook

some dia compe 983 "frog legs"? there's a set on...

some dia compe 983 "frog legs"? there's a set on ebay right now.
...
10-11-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,268
Posted By thook

the technomic is also made for 26mm

the technomic is also made for 26mm
10-11-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By thook

congratulations on the completion! love how the...

congratulations on the completion! love how the stem matches

any issues with non ramped/pinned rings and the front indexing? are they sugino rings you're using?
10-11-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 752
Posted By thook

oh, that's just image i found on the web being...

oh, that's just image i found on the web being curious about your bike. i thought it odd miyata would make a sloped top tube on a road bike, so had to look.

i have seen those stems on ebay,...
10-11-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 752
Posted By thook

lookin' pretty level here....

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1296x968/v1316_miyata_718a_0_0988f524931447c58a326189a7ff31c28881dd42.jpg
10-11-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 121,378
Posted By thook

thanks for all the detail! you have nice...

thanks for all the detail! you have nice arrangement, for sure. i'll have to see if origin8 has something in 1 1/8, though :ride:
10-11-19, 06:48 AM
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Views: 1,606,060
Posted By thook

good grief...lol! sorry, man best of luck...

good grief...lol! sorry, man

best of luck putting it all together. yeah, i'd keep the stem, too:thumb:
10-10-19, 11:29 PM
Replies: 6,712
Views: 1,606,060
Posted By thook

right...you're in NZ these guys ship...

right...you're in NZ

these guys ship internationally...

https://www.bikeman.com/KON-P2MTNONEINCH.html
10-10-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 440
Posted By thook

looks like the outer ring says 46t, no? do you...

looks like the outer ring says 46t, no? do you know the bcd on it? maybe some nos sugino rings would be a match visually. maybe a 48t or 50t would get you close enough to the derailleur

btw, i saw...
10-10-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 121,378
Posted By thook

one more peop' loving that color! what size is...

one more peop' loving that color! what size is your hopper? 18"? also, what is the headset size? is that stem stock or aftermarket? i'm very curious about it....needing something similar myself
10-10-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 752
Posted By thook

well, level or not top tubes are pretty...

well, level or not top tubes are pretty controversial :D
10-10-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 752
Posted By thook

no need to be snarky. i've built alot of walls....

no need to be snarky. i've built alot of walls. so, yeah, the floor, the carpeting thickness, the tire pressure and/or actual size, actual level of foundation even. and, a small tiny level like that...
10-10-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 752
Posted By thook

too many variables have to be accounted for that...

too many variables have to be accounted for that level to even be an accurate representation.
10-10-19, 03:46 AM
Replies: 6,712
Views: 1,606,060
Posted By thook

i don't know how anyone likes the low position...

i don't know how anyone likes the low position myself. it really sucks bombing down steep hills bouncing around with your neck all stooped up just so you can see where you're going. risers...if...
10-09-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,268
Posted By thook

i'll just echo what others have said.... try...

i'll just echo what others have said....

try a taller stem, first. i found a schwinn super le tour for $5 i couldn't pass on....because dang...it's $5. i thought it was a 56cm, but turns out it's...
10-09-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6,712
Views: 1,606,060
Posted By thook

ha!...i wouldn't say "i say so". i know nothing...

ha!...i wouldn't say "i say so". i know nothing of cinelli mountain bikes....or any cinelli bikes, for that matter. i'm simply going by the post, and it was mentioned the wheels were maybe 700c and...
10-09-19, 12:13 PM
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Views: 1,606,060
Posted By thook

a kona project 2 fork would look good on it

a kona project 2 fork would look good on it
10-09-19, 12:01 PM
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Views: 1,606,060
Posted By thook

apparently :)

apparently :)
10-09-19, 12:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By thook

like others, i tend to try and squeeze as much...

like others, i tend to try and squeeze as much rubber as i can get in my frames, sometimes. in which case, i managed some surly knards 700/41c on my '89. however, that's on 22mm external width rims...
10-08-19, 12:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 831
Posted By thook

or tom waits ....or nick cave, maybe :D man,...

or tom waits ....or nick cave, maybe :D

man, the thrift stores around here all get pretty hard core about their pricing. there's no negotiating and no making offers. and, often times they're over...
10-07-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 895
Posted By thook

yes...stunning job! why remove the eyelets,...

yes...stunning job! why remove the eyelets, though?
10-07-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By thook

thanks!

thanks!
10-07-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By thook

you guys have any idea what kind of adhesive he...

you guys have any idea what kind of adhesive he might using?
10-07-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6,712
Views: 1,606,060
Posted By thook

that cinelli is 700c?!!

that cinelli is 700c?!!
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