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03-26-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,105
Posted By samkl

I think tools and a pump and reasonable tires...

I think tools and a pump and reasonable tires weigh a helluva lot less that Schwalbe Marathon Pluses.
03-12-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By samkl

Nice. I have a '76 Vent Noir which is a sweet...

Nice. I have a '76 Vent Noir which is a sweet ride. Pretty noodly in size 25", but smooth, speedy, and great for riding brevets.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 977
Posted By samkl

I sometimes feel like that after a long, hard...

I sometimes feel like that after a long, hard brevet. Pretty common among randonneurs, though I canít tell you the precise physiological reason. A cheeseburger and milkshake help. (Maybe not the best...
03-04-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 842
Posted By samkl

Nothing to add... just would love to hear...

Nothing to add... just would love to hear people's thoughts on this. We're looking at getting an e-cargo or regular cargo bike for potentially carrying a kid, and it'd be interesting to see what...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 798
Posted By samkl

I'd go with the Masi. Campy Ergos match old bikes...

I'd go with the Masi. Campy Ergos match old bikes better than Sram stuff. Old Italian bikes especially.
02-07-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7,984
Views: 2,439,784
Posted By samkl

Yeah, seems to have more braking power. The...

Yeah, seems to have more braking power. The original DA brakes are actually pretty great for old calipers.
Forum: Great Lakes
02-06-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 131
Posted By samkl

Recyclery February Virtual Music Party/Fun-draiser

I'm involved with a Chicago nonprofit bike shop, The Recyclery (http://therecyclery.org), which is hosting its annual fundraiser online. The 6th Annual Tailwind for Tools, to be official.

I say...
02-02-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7,984
Views: 2,439,784
Posted By samkl

Posted elsewhere, and not technically with STIs,...

Posted elsewhere, and not technically with STIs, but here's how my modernized Vent Noir turned out!
...
01-25-21, 12:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 872
Posted By samkl

Robertís bike shop is in my neighborhood! Looks...

Robertís bike shop is in my neighborhood! Looks like they moved across the street since 1961Ėtheyíre at 7054 N. Clark Street now.
01-24-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By samkl

We went ahead with SRAM 10 speed and skipped the...

We went ahead with SRAM 10 speed and skipped the Shimergo thing altogether. And then the bike build got delayed, so it hasn't even been put together yet. But who knows, one day this might come in...
01-24-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,966
Posted By samkl

OK: new tires installed, new fancy schmancy...

OK: new tires installed, new fancy schmancy crankarms put on. The bike has reached its final form! (For now.)


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01-01-21, 01:26 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,410
Posted By samkl

Huh. Projecting much? Scary for the driver,...

Huh. Projecting much?

Scary for the driver, but his life seems to have been saved just fine. He did the right thing. In what universe would it have been better if he ran over and killed these 15...
12-29-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,735
Posted By samkl

What kind of riding do you want to do?

What kind of riding do you want to do?
12-08-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,966
Posted By samkl

I have vague memories of spending hours cutting...

I have vague memories of spending hours cutting steel bolts with a hacksaw, but that couldn't have really happened, right? Pretty sure I went into a fugue state.

But seriously, I'm guessing 9...
12-07-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,966
Posted By samkl

Honestly, I think black would've looked great...

Honestly, I think black would've looked great too. But I'm very happy with the silver (and I better be--I'm not doing that again for a long, long time).

The gold chain will absolutely return. I...
12-07-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By samkl

Funny. I have a 1987 Cannondale racing frame on...

Funny. I have a 1987 Cannondale racing frame on my Wahoo Kickr and it works perfectly. It's not hard to spread the frame enough to fit it on the trainer.

I've ridden that bike thousands of miles...
12-06-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,966
Posted By samkl

So, finally, I installed my Honjo fenders. 3...

So, finally, I installed my Honjo fenders. 3 drill bits, 9 hours, 6 rage blackouts--and only a little bit more to do!

Stays need to be trimmed and fender line needs work. But it's close enough to...
Replies: 3
Views: 843
Posted By samkl

People sell rando things on the 650b Google...

People sell rando things on the 650b Google group, which tends to lean towards the BQ style. Internet-BOB is another place, not rando specific, but often has likeminded things for sale.
Replies: 9
Views: 922
Posted By samkl

Looks like a mid or late 90s model. Not at all...

Looks like a mid or late 90s model. Not at all old for a bike!

The fork is probably the area most likely to give you trouble. I can't see the components, but it's a good-quality cromo bike. With a...
11-16-20, 12:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,966
Posted By samkl

This isn't some poor, neglected rain bike! It's a...

This isn't some poor, neglected rain bike! It's a beloved randonneuse. An earlier model than yours--it can fit 32s + fenders, though it came with 19mm[!] tubulars. I rode PBP on it last year, and...
11-15-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,561
Posted By samkl

If you're handy and don't mind putting in the...

If you're handy and don't mind putting in the time, you can pick up a nice bike from the 70s for cheap and modernize it to suit your needs. For $1200 or so you can end up with something really,...
11-15-20, 12:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,575
Posted By samkl

Seems like an Occamís Razor situation. Cracked...

Seems like an Occamís Razor situation. Cracked head lug, bulge in downtube, and damage on the top tube is classic frontal impact stuff, whatever the seller says.
11-14-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,966
Posted By samkl

Well, the people seem to have spoken. I thought...

Well, the people seem to have spoken. I thought this would be a little closer, but no, nearly everyone says silver.
11-14-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,966
Posted By samkl

Black fenders, tanwall tires, and maybe tan brake...

Black fenders, tanwall tires, and maybe tan brake hoods?

I do like the idea of gold fenders but I canít find any that arenít hammered (and I really like the look of the smooth Honjos).
11-14-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,966
Posted By samkl

The third picture shows the bike with PDW matte...

The third picture shows the bike with PDW matte black fenders - they really blend in so theyíre kind of hard to see.

The rear derailleur works great. Iím running it indexed with a 9 speed 32t...
11-14-20, 01:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,966
Posted By samkl

Yeah, the conundrum is that almost everything is...

Yeah, the conundrum is that almost everything is (intentionally) a silver and black mix to match the pattern of the original components. But the wheels are all silver, including rear hub. And the...
11-13-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,966
Posted By samkl

Calling Fashion Police

Soliciting opinions: black or silver fenders on the bike below?

I used to have black, which I thought looked good and appropriate, because the bike was sold with black first-gen Dura Ace...
11-13-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,561
Posted By samkl

No, I never did, but I did find another bike...

No, I never did, but I did find another bike which I love.
11-13-20, 01:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By samkl

I use these in friction mode on the tandem and...

I use these in friction mode on the tandem and theyíre truly awful. The advice above is right- get something else!
Replies: 27
Views: 3,097
Posted By samkl

I have the ES-600 and never had a problem...

I have the ES-600 and never had a problem clipping in. YMMV!
Replies: 24
Views: 3,073
Posted By samkl

A friend of mine just ordered a Masi Speciale...

A friend of mine just ordered a Masi Speciale Randonneur Elite. Steel frame, 105 drivetrain, 650b, and includes fenders and dynamo lighting for like $1700.

I don't think he's received it yet but...
11-08-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,216
Posted By samkl

Sounds like a very classy project. Show some pics!

Sounds like a very classy project. Show some pics!
11-08-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By samkl

Yes, but not from many big brands. Just POC,...

Yes, but not from many big brands. Just POC, Abus, and a bunch of smaller/niche brands.
11-06-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By samkl

Doesn't seem like it could vibrate, but I can...

Doesn't seem like it could vibrate, but I can rotate it in place. I just spent some time investigating various Loctites and ordered 641, which seems like it'll be a better fit than the 290.
11-06-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By samkl

I have a bottle of Loctite 290 - would that work...

I have a bottle of Loctite 290 - would that work for this?
11-06-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By samkl

Stronglight A9 loose crown race

I'm replacing the headset on my old Vent Noir with a NOS Stronglight A9 needle bearing headset. When I put on the crown race I was surprised to see that it went on by hand, and that I can spin it on...
11-04-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,374
Posted By samkl

Red and green rims? Nooo! :twitchy: White...

Red and green rims? Nooo! :twitchy:

White could be interesting, but if it was my bike I'd go with silver. I think the paint scheme is cool and interesting enough that you don't want to distract...
11-03-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,374
Posted By samkl

Here's what the Archetypes look like on my old...

Here's what the Archetypes look like on my old Vent Noir for reference. They're good rims, well finished, and easy to build with....
11-02-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,058
Posted By samkl

Thanks for the advice. And hmm, strange, link...

Thanks for the advice. And hmm, strange, link works for me. Here's the spec list:

Tubeless-ready 6061 Alloy rim
Rim depth: 23.4mm
Outer rim width: 24.4 mm
Inner rim width: 19.5mm
OCR 3mm...
11-02-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,106
Posted By samkl

And you're doubling down. Please, take a step...

And you're doubling down. Please, take a step back. What kind of person actually wishes death on others?
11-01-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,106
Posted By samkl

What a shameful thing to say.

What a shameful thing to say.
11-01-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,058
Posted By samkl

Also, I just found that Ritchey has on their...

Also, I just found that Ritchey has on their website - totally hidden - a tandem wheelset designed for this frame (https://us.ritcheylogic.com/us_en/comp-zeta-tandem-wheels). 36 spoke, brass nipples,...
11-01-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,058
Posted By samkl

First parts arrived: the FSA Gossamer cranksets,...

First parts arrived: the FSA Gossamer cranksets, the SRAM Rival shifters, and the chains!

Maybe of interest to the tandem crowd - weight of the cranksets. I couldn't find a consistent number...
10-30-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,575
Posted By samkl

Sayre's Law: "In any dispute the intensity of...

Sayre's Law: "In any dispute the intensity of feeling is inversely proportional to the value of the issues at stake."
10-28-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,058
Posted By samkl

Good advice. We'll go with the Gravel Kings over...

Good advice. We'll go with the Gravel Kings over the GP5000s. I have those on another bike and they're great on the road.

We want to be able to do loaded touring on this bike, so I've aired on the...
10-28-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,058
Posted By samkl

Thanks. The reason for going new (I don't buy new...

Thanks. The reason for going new (I don't buy new bikes, generally), is because this is something of a proto-engagement purchase. We have an old Burley which we like, but decided it'd be fun to get...
Forum: Touring
10-26-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,802
Posted By samkl

No judgment here, but I would be extremely...

No judgment here, but I would be extremely curious to see a list of gear you're carrying.
10-26-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,296
Posted By samkl

Even in the past 25 years, rims have gotten wider...

Even in the past 25 years, rims have gotten wider and taller and stronger.
10-25-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,058
Posted By samkl

Planning the new Ritchey breakaway tandem build

After many weeks of planning, agonizing, daydreaming, and preparing, the SO and I have finally ordered the first set of parts for the new tandem. It our first new tandem and (we hope) a big upgrade...
10-25-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,296
Posted By samkl

I'd check eBay. You can often find some NOS or...

I'd check eBay. You can often find some NOS or lightly used old Shimano tandem hubs for cheap.
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