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11-15-19, 12:13 AM
Replies: 678
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Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I'm a big fan of seeing other people's...

I'm a big fan of seeing other people's 650B-converted Treks as well. There's just something so right about it. inkandsilver and I have the same year, color, and size of 710 frame. Mine is still...
11-12-19, 12:47 AM
Replies: 52,836
Views: 7,202,887
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...
11-12-19, 12:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 704
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Very nice! Definitely the Roadkill way to do...

Very nice! Definitely the Roadkill way to do things ("Don't get it right, get it running [first]."). Looks like you and I will have a contest to see who's anodization (rims) wears off first. My bet...
11-11-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 704
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

tricky I've been trying a combination of resting...

tricky I've been trying a combination of resting and then (now) short trips and new cleat positions (and really, no longer using any other pedal short of the modern wide-platform SPD-SL pedals) since...
11-10-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7,534
Views: 2,052,531
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

JKohler that thing is perfect! All smoke and...

JKohler that thing is perfect! All smoke and stealth. The 7900 Dura-Ace complements it just right. It also works so well.
11-10-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 1,039
Views: 201,664
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Man that Peloton is beautiful cfernandez ...

Man that Peloton is beautiful cfernandez

Reminds me of the '85 I had, albeit in 25" frame form. The paint color is sublime, and it was a snappy rider. Maybe I should try and get it back... :lol:
11-10-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 704
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

That will be cool to do a red Specialized ride. I...

That will be cool to do a red Specialized ride. I might be good for 5 miles at present. Less is fine, but that's not really a ride! Winter is fine, though a heavy preference is for the dry--I'd like...
11-09-19, 07:45 PM
11-08-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 704
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

That would be fun. I think my left knee should be...

That would be fun. I think my left knee should be good enough to ride more than five miles. I've delayed setting a fit/ride-analysis/PT appointment on it as I've been dealing with a car that refuses...
11-08-19, 10:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 704
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: 26
Views: 9,084
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, 10:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

We had December/January temps in Seattle a few...

We had December/January temps in Seattle a few weeks ago, for a couple of weeks. Now it's into November and temps are like earlier autumn. It's also been rainless (and cloudless, generally) for a...
11-08-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 27,044
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Well I know from my measurements that that would...

Well I know from my measurements that that would fit me as well! Love seeing it drafted by hand and the result was beautiful. Also, 80mm BB drop. :)
11-08-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,978
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...
11-07-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,978
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

As always, email is the only way to contact me...

As always, email is the only way to contact me through CL ads. That clears out a lot of the tire-kickers. I always list frame size, stand-over height, and an approximate "fits someone between x and y...
11-05-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 641
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...
11-02-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 972
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

The best threadless stems on my vintage rides are...

The best threadless stems on my vintage rides are at the very least context dependent (aka with modern go-fast components and wheels usually), but my steadfast setup with them is right off the/on top...
11-02-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,235
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

That was my initial thought as well. If the...

That was my initial thought as well. If the physical shop aspect of it possessed (really, gathered) vintage touring frames--in a range of conditions perhaps--and offered them for sale as framesets or...
11-01-19, 12:15 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,202
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

It's probably the same reasoning behind why nicer...

It's probably the same reasoning behind why nicer cars and nicer things are styled the way they are. Gotta pay for pretty. We all wish we could have Masi, Guerciotti, or Team Miyata fork blade...
10-31-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,202
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: 52,836
Views: 7,202,887
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!!...
10-28-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 52,836
Views: 7,202,887
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

As a Prologue owner (25" frame size, same color...

As a Prologue owner (25" frame size, same color combo = the best of the two available, IMO), somebody PLEASE save this thing!

EDIT: Wow. Same year as mine as well: 1987 (via the SN).
10-28-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Full Sante, and in great condition--BI-WINNING! ...

Full Sante, and in great condition--BI-WINNING!

Frame is much too small for me, but as a single man, I suppose it wouldn't be the worst way to meet women [who are into vintage bikes]?

Cool...
10-26-19, 02:28 AM
Replies: 7,708
Views: 686,063
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I see those 62s (CTC)... ;)

I see those 62s (CTC)... ;)
10-26-19, 02:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

As 105 has never been top level, for Ultegra and...

As 105 has never been top level, for Ultegra and Dura-Ace reasons, just about any decent frame is a worthy match. If anything, just find a classic steel frame like you already have,if not a little...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Two week zombie...man, has the whole...

Two week zombie...man, has the whole gravel/adventure thing taken over Paramount??? 28mm tires in that photo and an acre of room for all the 38mm or whatever Compass tires you could want. Ugh. Sram...
10-23-19, 10:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,157
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. :)
10-22-19, 12:07 AM
Replies: 52,836
Views: 7,202,887
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Those Impulses are indeed special. I am keeping...

Those Impulses are indeed special. I am keeping my 64cm example! Italian magic be darned, American-built Tange Prestige is a superb combination. :)
10-13-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2,463
Views: 190,280
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Finally working on a recently traded-for 63cm...

Finally working on a recently traded-for 63cm (CTT) 1981 Univega Gran Premio. Paint was cleaned and then waxed and looks great, especially for getting on closer to 40 years old (now I feel old!)....
10-13-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 353
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I will simply echo the good advice here, and add...

I will simply echo the good advice here, and add that if you get anything Accushift Plus (the second generation of Accushift), it works really well and has a great shifting feel. I have 7-speed shift...
10-13-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 7,534
Views: 2,052,531
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

gil_00000 It's a great start, especially with an...

gil_00000 It's a great start, especially with an RB-1 frame. 62cm I presume. :thumb: Tall bikes FTW. Looks like you've got the quill stem conversion going on this--I very much approve of this! I'd...
10-12-19, 11:16 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,925
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

:roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:

:roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
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, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 296
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Early Specialized history is fraught with rapidly...

Early Specialized history is fraught with rapidly changing builders, to say nothing of multiple model introductions and designers. The info takes some hunting as it is scattered here and there. In...
10-10-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 296
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Dang! Wish mine was, but yearly evolution and...

Dang! Wish mine was, but yearly evolution and change was Specialized in the early to mid '80s. Not like I'm crying about it at present because I was able to snag a gem of a Laprade seatpost and...
10-10-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 296
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: 1,876
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: 26,227
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Lookin' good!

Lookin' good!
10-03-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,876
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

That lavender is a fun color, but for a tourer, I...

That lavender is a fun color, but for a tourer, I will pass. Anthracite is where it's at for me. :love:
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10-03-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,876
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Shimano makes R451/600/650 dual pivot brake...

Shimano makes R451/600/650 dual pivot brake calipers in standard (47-57mm) reach that work with 700C wheels. I did this on my '85 ST400 and it worked extremely well. Single pivot brakes and long...
10-03-19, 12:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,876
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, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Yup, which is why I couched the first part as an...

Yup, which is why I couched the first part as an official recommendation and the second part as (implied) personal experience. Needle nose pliers grabbing the shift cable just past its exit point on...
10-02-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
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...
10-02-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

My initial thoughts as a Campy Ergo lever user...

My initial thoughts as a Campy Ergo lever user (former user? None in the stable currently) is that if it's stiff/reluctant/hard to use the large lever/paddle (going to a bigger gear, which requires...
09-29-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 609
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,...
09-29-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 686
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

In case deletion of my post fails, disregard!

In case deletion of my post fails, disregard!
09-24-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,301
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I've been there once, and have wanted to go back...

I've been there once, and have wanted to go back as the one visit was only five minutes. The store is fantastic and the guys that run it are good. Definitely have some nice used components for sale!
09-24-19, 01:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

The short answer is: if you still have the...

The short answer is: if you still have the ability to lower your brake pads in their slots (on the caliper) 4mm, then you should be fine with regard to not having to change anything else on your bike...
09-24-19, 01:44 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,141
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...
09-22-19, 11:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,301
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

As a native of the area (some years ago, non-bike...

As a native of the area (some years ago, non-bike involved) yet as a liver in Seattle, my inclination is to "no" though that may be out of pride or the fact that I've done plenty of sales and the...
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