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09-24-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 880
Posted By tricky

I can mostly get over the levers. They look...

I can mostly get over the levers. They look prettier than the Shimano and Sram equivalents, but eesh, that rear derailleur. I've seen microshift ders that look better. That might be the ugliest Campy...
09-24-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By tricky

:love: Yeeeesss. Thank you! It even has the...

:love:

Yeeeesss. Thank you! It even has the shark fin! Would love to have some of those cantis.
09-24-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By tricky

Awesome! Thank you, embankmentlb! Do they have...

Awesome! Thank you, embankmentlb! Do they have the rest of the MTB groupsets in there too? Would love to see the XT group.
09-24-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By tricky

I think Bill Davidson would be very upset to know...

I think Bill Davidson would be very upset to know he died. AFAIK he's still building bikes at his shop 3 miles from where I sit.
09-24-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 736
Posted By tricky

Love this build. Cheap and very functional. Way...

Love this build. Cheap and very functional. Way cheaper than a new Surly LHT. :) You'll really enjoy this bike on that trip and that is what matters. How does it ride?
09-23-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,246
Posted By tricky

Wow, cool history. It was an SLX bike instead of...

Wow, cool history. It was an SLX bike instead of Tange or Direct Drive so the special project explanation makes even more sense. Image dump of the OfferUp ad for posterity:
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09-23-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 341
Posted By tricky

Yeah, you are right. This site claims 550 grams....

Yeah, you are right. This site claims 550 grams. https://bicyclewheelwarehouse.com/Sun-Rhyno-Lite-with-Shimano-Deore-disc.html Still not a 410 gram open pro, but not as heavy a rim as I thought....
09-23-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,246
Posted By tricky

Seriously?? I didn't realize they were that rare....

Seriously?? I didn't realize they were that rare. I missed out on a Team in my size here in Seattle last week. Bummer.
09-23-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 341
Posted By tricky

You could go late '00's XC racer style and do...

You could go late '00's XC racer style and do some Mavic Crossmax wheels and get rim brake and tubeless but those won't match your desired aesthetic. There isn't much out there for quality pre-built...
09-23-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 882
Posted By tricky

This is true, but I was giving Road Fan the...

This is true, but I was giving Road Fan the benefit of the doubt since he's an OG.
09-23-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 327
Posted By tricky

Thanks Otto! I hadn't seen the pic request until...

Thanks Otto! I hadn't seen the pic request until now. The finish is better in person.
09-23-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 882
Posted By tricky

Dissenting opinion and you didn't even say why...

Dissenting opinion and you didn't even say why you didn't like them. Not super helpful!
09-21-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 327
Posted By tricky

I don't know if an open faced stem is a...

I don't know if an open faced stem is a non-starter for you but these Sunlite stems are surprisingly nice and are 80mm. I used one on my girlfriend's bike and was impressed. They look to be sold out...
09-21-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 338
Posted By tricky

Working for me.

Working for me.
09-21-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,814
Posted By tricky

I am certain it is. I am making some assumptions...

I am certain it is. I am making some assumptions here, but R&E seem to be in the OP's orbit. I think the OP is trying to not besmirch the reputation of the shop until the final conclusion of this...
09-21-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7,816
Views: 2,302,913
Posted By tricky

Spacing more directly relates to what hub you are...

Spacing more directly relates to what hub you are able to fit, but that does translate into what speed derailleur you can use.

Per Sheldon (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/frame-spacing.html):
...
09-21-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 882
Posted By tricky

Nice! I wish the interior of more recent STI...

Nice! I wish the interior of more recent STI levers were as accessible as this.
09-21-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,028
Posted By tricky

Ugh, I barely missed out on a $25 Strawberry...

Ugh, I barely missed out on a $25 Strawberry frame on Offerup here in Seattle. Thankfully it wasn't my size or else it would really sting. She was also selling a complete Rodriguez for $50 because...
09-21-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 882
Posted By tricky

icemilkcoffee , the components are great on that...

icemilkcoffee , the components are great on that bike! 600 is widely regarded here and I personally am a fan of brifters. Those early 8 speed shifters are considered rebuildable by someone who knows...
09-17-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,497
Posted By tricky

No pics unfortunately, but I had a mid 80s Novara...

No pics unfortunately, but I had a mid 80s Novara Randonee that was cherry and original. I also owned via community property a red Schwinn World Sport that was pristine. My father bought it at a...
09-16-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By tricky

:lol: Makes sense! Just tested this...

:lol:

Makes sense!

Just tested this and, yup, the autocomplete did indeed make it utag instead of mention.

Did this send you a notification JaccoW?

JaccoW
09-16-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 926
Posted By tricky

Oh geez. I didn't notice the kickstand. :facepalm:

Oh geez. I didn't notice the kickstand. :facepalm:
09-16-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 383
Posted By tricky

I've run one indexed with 10 speed with bar end...

I've run one indexed with 10 speed with bar end shifters and it worked surprisingly well. It's now paired with 8 speed on my GF's bike and that's somehow working too. Maybe mine has enough slop in it...
09-16-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,436
Posted By tricky

The paint is in great shape. Wonderful bike. All...

The paint is in great shape. Wonderful bike. All the talk of Serotta around here lately is rekindling my respect and awe for the brand I had from back in the day.
09-16-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 926
Posted By tricky

What the heck? Single speed conversion on this...

What the heck? Single speed conversion on this Gitane and they didn't bother to remove the big ring? https://www.recycleartaspen.com/mens-gitane/1969-gitane-grand-sport-de-luxe-aqua-over-chrome
...
09-12-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By tricky

If I was still doing any night MTB riding, I...

If I was still doing any night MTB riding, I would be all over this. It looks like a great bar or helmet mounted light for a dual light setup. I saw this on their site so I imagine you can still get...
09-12-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 769
Posted By tricky

I know, right? Id be mad if that was my...

I know, right? Id be mad if that was my lawnmower. Id probably call the cops for theft at this point. Regardless, heres another free bump! :D I legit love this bike but, for reasons a little...
09-10-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 769
Posted By tricky

I can't decide if you are a real person or a...

I can't decide if you are a real person or a russian bot strangely disguised as a man whose lawnmower has been stolen.
09-10-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 442
Posted By tricky

Fair enough. Sounds like there is a little more...

Fair enough. Sounds like there is a little more safety margin with well-glued tubulars.
09-10-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 736
Posted By tricky

Depends on the components. I'd say yes if it's...

Depends on the components. I'd say yes if it's barends, most any non-Di2 derailleur, and some replacement wheels in that price range.
09-10-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 442
Posted By tricky

This is blowing my mind. Are you riding these...

This is blowing my mind. Are you riding these tires or are they on wall hangers? Are the tires dry and brittle and the tread is cracking as a result? I value my teeth, intact bones, limited number of...
09-10-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By tricky

Very cool! And that name, holy cow.

Very cool! And that name, holy cow.
09-09-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 286
Posted By tricky

Cool C.S. Hirose shop visit from Jan Heine:...

Cool C.S. Hirose shop visit from Jan Heine: https://www.renehersecycles.com/visiting-c-s-hirose/
09-09-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 286
Posted By tricky

ugh, I didn't realize. That explains why I was...

ugh, I didn't realize. That explains why I was seeing a lot of his work in my Instagram feed.
09-08-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By tricky

Cool. I don't know these frames and that part...

Cool. I don't know these frames and that part stood out too me. Sounds like it is solid and good to go. GLWS
09-08-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By tricky

Andy Antipas , is the drive side seatstay...

Andy Antipas , is the drive side seatstay separating from the dropout?
09-08-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 796
Posted By tricky

Is that a Tour de France? Funny, that's how I got...

Is that a Tour de France? Funny, that's how I got my '84 tomato red Gitane TdF. It was in a friend's neighbor's front yard. It was in Texas and not in the direct sun so despite a the crankset being...
09-08-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,999
Posted By tricky

I wonder if that post could be used to mount a...

I wonder if that post could be used to mount a light on a fork or as an extra accessory mount on regular handlebars.
09-08-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 684
Posted By tricky

There's no magic to it. Garage sales, estate...

There's no magic to it. Garage sales, estate sales, Goodwill, thrift stores. Also start watching OfferUp. Get a list of models and makes you want and set a bunch of alerts. You'll need to jump on...
09-04-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 765
Posted By tricky

jdawginsc , if bicyclridr4life gets back to you...

jdawginsc , if bicyclridr4life gets back to you and this will work then happy to help support this effort!
09-04-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By tricky

I like the way that crank looks. Those are some...

I like the way that crank looks. Those are some of the prettiest chainguards (/chainramp?) I've seen. I think this would polish up and present very well. For someone that uses 170 cranks, the look...
09-02-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 987
Posted By tricky

Wow, yeah, there were some cool older cannondales...

Wow, yeah, there were some cool older cannondales in that pile too. I assume they are all gone now, but let us know if you think there's a chance they are still around.
09-01-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,210
Posted By tricky

A builder with 40 years of experience in the bay...

A builder with 40 years of experience in the bay area? Can't be many of those around.
08-31-20, 11:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 349
Posted By tricky

I think our sarcasm scared off the sarcastic crab.

I think our sarcasm scared off the sarcastic crab.
08-28-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By tricky

That thing is so cool. The decals, the rod...

That thing is so cool. The decals, the rod shifting front der., that metal R bracket hanging off of the fork. :Chef's kiss: Wish I had unlimited money and space... This does give me some crazy ideas...
08-28-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 567
Posted By tricky

:lol: Good luck!

:lol: Good luck!
08-27-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By tricky

Nomeru That sticker probably says "Cr-Mo" which...

Nomeru That sticker probably says "Cr-Mo" which is the type of steel tubing the bike is made out of. The brand is "Bianchi Piaggio". Piaggio owned Bianchi for a while and they put their name on the...
08-26-20, 10:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 567
Posted By tricky

Post a build thread!

Post a build thread!
08-26-20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,276
Posted By tricky

AeroGut

AeroGut
08-26-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,746
Posted By tricky

Listen to Doug. He knows what he's talking about....

Listen to Doug. He knows what he's talking about. The rest of us are just hacks. :D

But seriously Rizaa , Doug's description is what it would take you to get a perfectly straight bike and I think...
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