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07-28-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7,777
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Posted By Andy_K

I had built this as a singlespeed, just to see...

I had built this as a singlespeed, just to see how I liked the ride of it. It was nice, and I had some 4600-series Tiagra parts on the shelf, so I decided to give it gears.
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07-22-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,101
Posted By Andy_K

So you ride Raleighs because....

So you ride Raleighs because....
07-21-20, 11:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,635
Posted By Andy_K

Stranger things have been done. ...

Stranger things have been done.

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/surly-rohloff/images/5-frontleft.jpg
07-21-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,101
Posted By Andy_K

This (including the parts I didn't quote) is a...

This (including the parts I didn't quote) is a very interesting analysis. I have a sense that part of the popularity of Italian bikes is that, apart from Bianchis of a certain period, there just...
07-21-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,069
Posted By Andy_K

That's interesting. I do like to brake from the...

That's interesting. I do like to brake from the hoods, even when I'm using brake systems that weren't designed for it. I've got short fingers and sometimes have a hard time reaching the lever from...
07-20-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,016
Posted By Andy_K

I'm probably not the best person to give advice...

I'm probably not the best person to give advice on orthodoxy, but I don't see even a remote problem with this. In his page on Internationals Sheldon Brown noted, "In the late '70s, the...
07-19-20, 02:00 AM
Replies: 15,825
Views: 1,630,966
Posted By Andy_K

I went out for a ride on my 1985 Performance...

I went out for a ride on my 1985 Performance Superbe today, about 15 miles out the start of the Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway and then meadering back.

I dropped by one of my favorite stopping...
07-17-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 858
Posted By Andy_K

I had an idea last year to go out with the Via...

I had an idea last year to go out with the Via Dello Salatore riders, ride as far as Cayucos and then turn around and be back in Cambria in time for the start of the Piedras Blancas ride. That would...
07-17-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,462
Posted By Andy_K

Pro tip: adding a bell makes your stem look less...

Pro tip: adding a bell makes your stem look less tall.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33874552098_46b9dfaa79_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TBnWaG)

:lol:
07-17-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,462
Posted By Andy_K

Somehow I missed this thread the first couple of...

Somehow I missed this thread the first couple of times around, but I've been seeing mentions of your fit revolution/revelation in other threads recently, so I was happy to finally find it and get the...
07-17-20, 01:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,207
Posted By Andy_K

Following up on this for the morbidly curious.......

Following up on this for the morbidly curious....

As seen previously in this thread, I finished putting the bike together with the 49-42-32 crank and the 13-24 casseete last week. On Saturday, I...
07-16-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,576
Posted By Andy_K

How about a carbon fork with a wood rimmed wheel?...

How about a carbon fork with a wood rimmed wheel? Even the rest of the bike couldn't tolerate this combination.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48341841372_8210c256a4_c.jpg...
07-16-20, 02:41 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,576
Posted By Andy_K

Of course! Iíve never seen a bike I didnít want...

Of course! Iíve never seen a bike I didnít want to put a triple on.
07-15-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,576
Posted By Andy_K

You people are just sick! I mean, what kind of...

You people are just sick! I mean, what kind of monster puts modern Shimano parts one a classic Italian bike?

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07-14-20, 11:57 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,576
Posted By Andy_K

https://media1.tenor.com/images/f9cf63d5bbeb6d7f7c...

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07-14-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,247
Posted By Andy_K

I go to gugie for all my brazing needs. He's a...

I go to gugie for all my brazing needs. He's a mechanical engineer, so he'll go into the technical details and explain to me why whatever I have in mind will or will not work if I ask, but he's also...
07-13-20, 12:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 775
Posted By Andy_K

Not to be a wet blanket, but is there anyone here...

Not to be a wet blanket, but is there anyone here who doesn’t already have at least one bike-related bottle opener? Apart from all the stuff like dropouts that can easily be used as bottle openers in...
07-12-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,949
Posted By Andy_K

1975 Motobecane Grand Jubilť -- 650B conversion,...

1975 Motobecane Grand Jubilť -- 650B conversion, raked fork, cantilever studs, curved bridges for rear stays to match fender lines, fender mounting tabs, rear rack bosses, rear brake cable hanger,...
07-11-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,576
Posted By Andy_K

https://66.media.tumblr.com/898419954d6ff3f7b307c8...

https://66.media.tumblr.com/898419954d6ff3f7b307c8d128db94c6/tumblr_p814cuvBqb1wzvt9qo3_500.gifv
I can't believe that took four pages.
07-11-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,576
Posted By Andy_K

Incorrect. Put Me in the Zoo ...

Incorrect. Put Me in the Zoo

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07-11-20, 02:40 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,576
Posted By Andy_K

So you think you are strong because you can...

So you think you are strong because you can survive the soft cushions. Well, we shall see. Biggles! Put him in the Comfy Chair!

Now -- you will stay in the Comfy Chair until lunch time, with only...
07-10-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,576
Posted By Andy_K

Yeah, he could have at least had the decency to...

Yeah, he could have at least had the decency to find some Sachs brake levers to put on it.
07-10-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,576
Posted By Andy_K

Yeah, but I didn't dare mention there what bike I...

Yeah, but I didn't dare mention there what bike I had it on. When I bought this bike I mused on the idea of putting indexed shifters on it and was told in no uncertain terms that I shouldn't own this...
07-10-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,576
Posted By Andy_K

https://i.imgur.com/KiiAWaL.png Seems like a...

https://i.imgur.com/KiiAWaL.png
Seems like a really terrible user interface. I thought the auto-complete was a nice feature. I had no idea it circumvented notification.
07-10-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,576
Posted By Andy_K

:roflmao:

:roflmao:
07-10-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,576
Posted By Andy_K

Perhaps now that we're on page 3 I can safely...

Perhaps now that we're on page 3 I can safely confess this:

https://live.staticflickr.com/790/40431163374_acf79e2c4d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24ALhgG)

Yes! The Rolls saddle was obviously not...
07-10-20, 02:05 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,576
Posted By Andy_K

https://78.media.tumblr.com/bf5c7ab636db31bc0afc83...

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07-09-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,576
Posted By Andy_K

Honestly, I love the comments about people...

Honestly, I love the comments about people feeling guilty and switching things back to the pure path. You wouldn't know it from many of my bikes, but I actually feel this way myself about a lot of my...
07-09-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,207
Posted By Andy_K

The one time I followed the Caveman up Hurricane...

The one time I followed the Caveman up Hurricane Ridge (on the ride the RiddleOfSteel mentioned) I used a 50-39-30 and 13-29 and spent most of the time wishing I had a lower gear. But I've got a...
07-09-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,576
Posted By Andy_K

See, now this is the kind of thing I'm talking...

See, now this is the kind of thing I'm talking about! Real heresy!

I don't want to cast the first stone, but some of the confessions in this thread will have the Prince of Insufficient Light...
07-09-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,576
Posted By Andy_K

The Spanish Inquisition Thread -- Confess!

The recent Blasphemous Frejus Content (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1207007-blasphemous-frejus-content.html) thread along with the along with the horror I caused with what I'm doing to...
07-09-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,207
Posted By Andy_K

Yeah, I spent a couple of hours playing with...

Yeah, I spent a couple of hours playing with gear-calculator,com comparing different combinations. 42-28 is what I was using in my previous build. The new configuration extends that a bit (12% lower)...
07-09-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,207
Posted By Andy_K

It's noisy on the big cog, but the rest of the...

It's noisy on the big cog, but the rest of the cogs are fine. Also, the SR front derailleur shifts the triple amazingly well with this set of chainrings. I've found that a Nuovo Record front...
07-09-20, 01:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,207
Posted By Andy_K

Me trying to make this work: ...

Me trying to make this work:

https://i.imgur.com/tLHcIR1.jpg

I think I've got it working, mostly. I'll post some pictures in the next couple of days.
07-08-20, 12:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 814
Posted By Andy_K

Very nice! And thanks for sharing the details. ...

Very nice! And thanks for sharing the details.

Are the cable guide's on your bike offset to one side? It looks like they are, but I was just looking at a picture of my Sequoia and the guide looks...
07-06-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By Andy_K

The Nitto M12 is another option. It's designed to...

The Nitto M12 is another option. It's designed to mount to your cantilever studs. I have no experience with it, but it's not adjustable, so I'd be leery.
07-06-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By Andy_K

You should take a measurement of how far down the...

You should take a measurement of how far down the fork the mounting holes are. If they were meant for low riders, the standard Nitto M18 rack struts may not reach. Nitto sells longer struts. Here's...
07-03-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By Andy_K

I like it. I'm a big fan of this color scheme....

I like it. I'm a big fan of this color scheme. Orange bikes are faster.
07-02-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 781
Posted By Andy_K

https://media0.giphy.com/media/3ohzdEo7j242UsNTe8/...

https://media0.giphy.com/media/3ohzdEo7j242UsNTe8/giphy.gif
07-01-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By Andy_K

Mine had Weinmann Vainqueur (red label) brakes...

Mine had Weinmann Vainqueur (red label) brakes and Weinmann levers when I bought it, but I don't suppose that's in any way definitive. Your eyesight is much better than mine if you can distinguish...
07-01-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 781
Posted By Andy_K

That blue just screamed "white" at me before I...

That blue just screamed "white" at me before I even read your thoughts. That's the way I'd go. Gold could be cool, but it would need to match the decals. I just can't get my mind to accept yellow...
07-01-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By Andy_K

1969 Raleigh Competition

I just got this road worthy again, so it seemed like a good time for a build thread.

I'm calling it a 1969. According to Sheldon Brown's decoder ring, the serial number says it was built in 1967,...
06-30-20, 12:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 395
Posted By Andy_K

About 10 years ago, I was in a discussion on Bike...

About 10 years ago, I was in a discussion on Bike Forums about what constituted a “gravel bike”. Someone offered a definition along the lines of it’s like a road bike that you can also ride on gravel...
06-30-20, 12:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By Andy_K

Wow! Now I feel like such an amateur mad...

Wow! Now I feel like such an amateur mad scientist with my meager 3 pulley Superbe.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49950347051_dcf4b1ec51_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2j6WzWc)
06-29-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By Andy_K

An outboard bottom bracket gives you fixed...

An outboard bottom bracket gives you fixed chainline, with very little you can do to change it. With recent MTB triple cranksets, that's usually 50mm. That's a bit further out than is ideal for a...
06-29-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,650
Posted By Andy_K

There are a few issues here that shouldn't be...

There are a few issues here that shouldn't be conflated: (1) Can you make it work? (2) Will it look good? (3) Will you be happy with it?

We can only advise you on the first one in any objective...
06-29-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,192
Posted By Andy_K

Yes! If you're chain is too short and you...

Yes! If you're chain is too short and you accidentally shift into the big-big combination, bad things happen -- sometimes very bad. A chain in the spokes is a likely outcome. If your chain is too...
06-25-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,923
Posted By Andy_K

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49957936527_c6...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49957936527_c696939841_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2j7Bu2e)

https://live.staticflickr.com/4867/30895475737_b1c6f4c1b9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/P58oya)
06-24-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,527
Posted By Andy_K

You've floated (at least) two very different...

You've floated (at least) two very different ideas here. Do you want a bike that showcases the best technology from each decade? Or do you want the most iconic bike from each decade? Which (if...
06-24-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,433
Posted By Andy_K

Choosing just ONE? I don't understand what you...

Choosing just ONE? I don't understand what you mean. ;)

It's not clear from your posts if you're new to cycling, just new to vintage bikes, just new to Italian vintage, or not new to any of it and...
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