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09-27-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 218
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Is the FD a Microshift as well? If it's a Shimano...

Is the FD a Microshift as well? If it's a Shimano unit, I don't think it would be any more difficult to shift it with any shifter as a 10s Tiagra FD would have used a pretty standard design. [Side...
09-26-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 218
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Some trigger shifters are tough with their front...

Some trigger shifters are tough with their front shifting, others are fine. I find thumb shifters to be clumsy and tough to push if you don't want them ghost shifting (aka tightened down). If you...
09-26-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 457
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Pista / track crankset for single flange...

Pista / track crankset for single flange simplicity. Ofmega Super Competizione, Superbe Pro, etc. :)
09-26-20, 01:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 923
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

From what I can see, the market is a touch high...

From what I can see, the market is a touch high for the normal stuff. The selling-too-high sellers are still there, just like before. And there are still deals that slip in there, too. For tall and...
09-25-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,354
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

:love: Love the color! I have a frameset that I'm...

:love: Love the color! I have a frameset that I'm looking to powder coat in a rich red metallic. I have Prismatic Powder's Illusion Cherry that will get me the deep red metallic with a 'wet paint'...
09-25-20, 01:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 368
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

You're good to go. Ride and enjoy! :thumb:

You're good to go. Ride and enjoy! :thumb:
09-24-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 931
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

The road ones are a little better, but that may...

The road ones are a little better, but that may be because they are EPS (well, the ones I see in the Tour). Shimano's Dura-Ace and Ultegra mechanic shift, hydraulic brake units are hideous. It's...
09-24-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 931
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

The person who can figure out a workable...

The person who can figure out a workable CVT-esque infinite ratio drivetrain that can take pro-level wattage will do very well for themselves. I know an IGH unit that is infinitely variable, but it's...
09-24-20, 01:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 347
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Actually, most low-end Cannondales had decent...

Actually, most low-end Cannondales had decent components in those first 5-6 years if you take a spin through their catalogs. The post/clamp seatpost on this SR400 is an anomoly (it's a Strong Model...
09-20-20, 12:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

As gugie said, it was probably me, but that looks...

As gugie said, it was probably me, but that looks like their 68cm (CTC) frame size and not a 65cm like I had mentioned. Lovely bike nevertheless! Pending a final component update on my 62cm...
09-16-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,102
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

We're now in the 150-160s right now. Still bad,...

We're now in the 150-160s right now. Still bad, but not 190 or 200 or more. I'll be out of town for a few days coming up, so hopefully when I'm back, it'll be at 100 or less because I am missing...
09-16-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,322
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

It is incredible once one starts paying more...

It is incredible once one starts paying more attention to things, or at least giving air time to "well that's interesting" observations. Old Continental Grand Prix 24mm tires did not help any bike I...
09-16-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,322
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Thank you! It will get fenders when the rain...

Thank you! It will get fenders when the rain comes, but for now it will be as light and minimal as it can be. I like that it looks comfortable in its skin with big tires and no fenders.

On TB14s,...
09-16-20, 02:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,322
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Well it's been a month since the last...

Well it's been a month since the last correspondence and much has been done to pair down and sort out which frames go and which stay. The Paramount enjoys Di2 life and looks devastating in that black...
09-15-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Hi Bryan, the pedals are simply the standard...

Hi Bryan, the pedals are simply the standard 9/16" thread ones you see everywhere. 1/2" ones are for kids/cheap bikes.
09-14-20, 11:44 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,102
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Well praise God, we have some RAIN! It was iffy...

Well praise God, we have some RAIN! It was iffy as far as potential tonight. Not much was/is expected to fall, but we will take whatever we can get to help begin clearing things up.

Yesterday I...
09-14-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I got a chuckle out of the one rider describing...

I got a chuckle out of the one rider describing the Huffy as "It feels like a race bike." Um, because it is a race bike? "Feels a bit stiffer [than normal/others]." No kidding! It's as if it's a race...
09-13-20, 12:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I can't help you on the stays--that's some...

I can't help you on the stays--that's some internet wormhole traveling right there--but I'll say that if the aluminum fork doesn't feel crummy when riding, there's no need to change it out. If it...
09-13-20, 12:44 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,102
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I'm gonna be another big NOPE entry on the whole...

I'm gonna be another big NOPE entry on the whole riding thing as a Seattle proper denizen. Thursday was marginal throughout the day, but cleared up well around 10:00pm to midnight. The forecast of...
09-12-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Thank you for corroborating (with actual...

Thank you for corroborating (with actual experience) my statement. It's hard to tell who's trying to be clever on BF at times as we have those who hold to the belief that if it isn't steel it's junk,...
09-12-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 365
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

You may have enough BB spindle length to fit a...

You may have enough BB spindle length to fit a 30T small ring--I can't see the chain stay gap from that photo, but it looks possible. That could allow you to obtain a "tripleizer" (or triplizer...
09-12-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

It's just the "Crack-and-Fail" fear mongers...

It's just the "Crack-and-Fail" fear mongers peddling their 'concern.' They're referring to the cantilevered chain stays--that extended portion past the seat stays where the rear wheel mounts. You can...
09-11-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,005
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

100% agreed. His Cervelo is their aero model, and...

100% agreed. His Cervelo is their aero model, and certainly not to my tastes aesthetically, but it was one half of a very dynamic duo in his stage win. Dude is a smooth machine on a bike.
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09-10-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 752
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

A number of Treks came in the 25.5" size, which,...

A number of Treks came in the 25.5" size, which, per their catalogs, would yield a 64-65cm bike. My former '81 716 was 65cm CTT. Pitty about the really low rear brake bridge. Even the 410/412/414...
09-10-20, 12:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 752
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Good to hear that you are well on your way to a...

Good to hear that you are well on your way to a well-functioning Miyata.

As for decency, I have plenty:

;)
...
09-09-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 752
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Upgrades on a keeper bike: Dura-Ace Cheeky,...

Upgrades on a keeper bike: Dura-Ace

Cheeky, yet truthful, answer aside, is this a keeper for you? If so, do you have a budget? If so, do you possess nice/nicer components or the ability to...
09-09-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,199
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I think 105SC ("Champagne 105") is a sleeper...

I think 105SC ("Champagne 105") is a sleeper groupset, indeed. The color though just doesn't go with nearly as many frames (as in, very few), and is too close, IMO, to painted silver--while not...
09-09-20, 02:52 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,199
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Yet another 6400 600 fan for all the reasons...

Yet another 6400 600 fan for all the reasons mentioned. Beautiful, accurate, and robust.
7400 (7402 specifically) Dura-Ace is another groupset that I do like a lot, but ultimately wish to make it a...
09-04-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 352
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Looks MINT! Love the colors, and agree, indexed...

Looks MINT! Love the colors, and agree, indexed shifting is really nice. Not that friction can't be, but...indexed, hello!
09-04-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

FYI the 33mm size are excellent in both weight...

FYI the 33mm size are excellent in both weight and size. And ride quality. I run the EX for longer tire life, and have them in both 33 and (just now) 38mm size. They mount easily (depending on...
09-04-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

$15 shipping on a pair of tires that cost $30...

$15 shipping on a pair of tires that cost $30 total instead of $100-120 total (like they normally would) is too much?
09-04-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 352
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Good news: by and large, these indexed shifters...

Good news: by and large, these indexed shifters essentially never (as in like 99.99999999% of the time) need an servicing or lubrication. It's pretty remarkable to dig up mid- and low-end SIS...
09-04-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 352
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Asking as I have no context as to your tuning...

Asking as I have no context as to your tuning ability or experience level setting up your own bikes: are you familiar or know how to tune a rear derailleur? This information is easily obtained via...
09-03-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Good (frame/fork/headset) lugged frameset weights...

Good (frame/fork/headset) lugged frameset weights for bikes in the 25" / 63.5cm CTT range (Prestige, SL, SLX, 531, etc....but mostly Prestige) is 3,000g or 6 lb 9 oz. Knock the headset out and it's...
09-03-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

What color is the saddle? That generally factors...

What color is the saddle? That generally factors into things, well, in matters of color coordination, that is.

White Fizik Performance tape (asymmetrical design/perforation) is a...
09-01-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,005
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I don't know if any of you know about these...

I don't know if any of you know about these things called modern and semi-modern race cars, where they, upon impact (like a crash into a barrier or wall), pretty much explode. It's been that way for...
08-31-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,005
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

The bikes in that article may very well be used,...

The bikes in that article may very well be used, but we have yet to see a number of them. Not super flattering views for several of those, and aero bikes are a bit bulky.

For those of us watching...
08-31-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 575
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Sir, when you are able to clone that frameset...

Sir, when you are able to clone that frameset (same 66cm size, same gorgeous red), let me know and I will buy that clone! :love:
08-31-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 575
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Archetypes have that deep section look going on...

Archetypes have that deep section look going on (well, shallower deep section...uhh...shoot..), so if that's what you're going for, there are very few rims playing in that. For box section, VO or...
08-31-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 657
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

The paint, overall, presents well. For $10,...

The paint, overall, presents well. For $10, you're in "can't lose" territory. Is the bike low on the Schwinn range? Yes. This either means it's not worth putting money into or it's a means to...
08-31-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3,597
Views: 315,948
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

See PM.

See PM.
08-31-20, 01:18 AM
Replies: 3,597
Views: 315,948
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I've been sorting and selling frames and...

I've been sorting and selling frames and components and trying to not have my apartment look like a post-EF3 tornado on a continual basis. I am mostly successful.

I've been doing a number of...
08-29-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 432
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

The guys have answered it well. 1980-85 was the...

The guys have answered it well. 1980-85 was the time for Signature models, with several top-notch builders at the helm. The later Signatures were 290, 292, and 294. I had a 1985 294 with Campagnolo...
08-28-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Guess this means I need to buy and ride a 720...

Guess this means I need to buy and ride a 720 now! Several ST's and none felt harsh, only race bike quick on out-of-saddle efforts, with great in-saddle ride and handling manners. Definitely want...
08-27-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,097
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

It's why I always qualify my riding scenario when...

It's why I always qualify my riding scenario when discussing brakes or anything else vintage that may be "just fine" to many but aren't in an area with steep hills (mountain roads or in the city);...
08-27-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 58,249
Views: 8,507,960
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Indeed. There have been a few Centurions posted...

Indeed. There have been a few Centurions posted on CL lately that have been intriguing. Ultimately, I have 3-4 really nice 25" frames that I am looking to find new and good homes, so as interesting...
08-26-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,531
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

:roflmao::roflmao::roflmao: ...and I make...

:roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:

...and I make them look good. :)
08-26-20, 02:49 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,531
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

23mm tires. 52/42 or 53/39 standard road...

23mm tires.
52/42 or 53/39 standard road gearing (130/135/144mm BCDs).
Suntour Superbe Tech rear derailleurs.
Aluminum forks.
..
...
....
.....Quill stem conversions.

/ducks
08-25-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,329
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

7400 Dura-Ace is a very efficient looking...

7400 Dura-Ace is a very efficient looking groupset, indeed. I think that is what, in combination with how well it worked, made everyone else sit up and take it seriously. The "iced" violet/blue...
08-24-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

What year is your Sagres? That would help, but...

What year is your Sagres? That would help, but first, I think there probably needs to be some expectations set... A Sagres is at the lower end of the Fuji range (if we're talking '80s, at least),...
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