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10-09-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14,272
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Posted By deux jambes

8 miles out & about errands, groceries ...

8 miles out & about
errands, groceries
chilly fingers & autumn leaves
...
10-02-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14,272
Views: 1,306,706
Posted By deux jambes

While no more than three miles from home,...

While no more than three miles from home, visiting a local park lent the sense of being worlds away from the noise, crime, and litter found right outside my front door.

The short trip was another...
09-25-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,201
Posted By deux jambes

Youíve given me a ton of food for though, and...

Youíve given me a ton of food for though, and some very tempting ideas. Thank you! Iím looking into the 7 to 8 speed hub conversion. Spotted a couple of candidates at the Co-Op today.
09-24-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2,648
Views: 589,855
Posted By deux jambes

Ď76 Eisentraut Limited As found on eBay... ...

Ď76 Eisentraut Limited

As found on eBay...

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09-13-19, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By deux jambes

Recently set up a 3x6 48/38/28 chainring ...

Recently set up a 3x6

48/38/28 chainring
14/16/18/21/25/30 freewheel

Iím surprised how much time Iím comfortably spending on the big ring while using the smaller half of the rear cog
for in...
09-13-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 978
Posted By deux jambes

Drag! Such a lovely and exciting frame. I know...

Drag! Such a lovely and exciting frame. I know the feeling as I had a Benotto 3000 pass through my hands once for the same reason. Cool youíve got a good attitude about it though. An appreciative...
09-12-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,054
Posted By deux jambes

100% Born & raised in Ď74, and though Iíve...

100%

Born & raised in Ď74, and though Iíve been here in Eugene since Ď93, Iíll always be from ďThe Town!Ē
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09-12-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,054
Posted By deux jambes

Thanks you two, And with the awesome weather...

Thanks you two, And with the awesome weather today, I figured it was high time to do a little bit of that local exploring...

First, I needed groceries, so putting the panniers on, and testing the...
09-11-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 2,359
Views: 176,275
Posted By deux jambes

Finished a build this week. Iím not gonna lie,...

Finished a build this week. Iím not gonna lie, itís nice to be riding more, and wrenching less!
...
09-10-19, 12:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,054
Posted By deux jambes

And with the mechanicals all hooked up, pedals...

And with the mechanicals all hooked up, pedals installed, and the saddle, and cockpit roughly dialed into fit, it was time to take it for a spin. First ride was at night, and it was a thrill!
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09-10-19, 12:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,054
Posted By deux jambes

Wanting to maintain the vintage aesthetics, both...

Wanting to maintain the vintage aesthetics, both brake cable, and housing had to come from Porkchop BMX. And for the same reason, shift cable housing came from an overseas eBayer by the...
09-10-19, 12:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,054
Posted By deux jambes

While purchasing the wheelset from its previous...

While purchasing the wheelset from its previous owner, I mentioned that I was looking for a set of SunTour barcons. He turned around, dug through a box, and presented a pair of the levers. They were...
09-10-19, 12:47 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,054
Posted By deux jambes

It was mentioned earlier that I ran into an issue...

It was mentioned earlier that I ran into an issue with the chainline during assembly. Due to the rear hub being previously spaced at 127 mm, using of it with the Ultra 6 in between dropouts spaced at...
09-10-19, 12:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,054
Posted By deux jambes

Selecting tires was one of the more difficult...

Selecting tires was one of the more difficult decisions for this build given the many options out there. But for considering the variety of riding I plan to cover, economy, and aesthetics, I settled...
09-10-19, 12:41 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,054
Posted By deux jambes

Wheelset was a Craigslist find. Mavic MA40 700c...

Wheelset was a Craigslist find. Mavic MA40 700c 36h rims, DT double butted spokes, and 1984 Record hubs. Record skewers were found on eBay.

Wheels received full overhaul starting with new...
09-10-19, 12:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,054
Posted By deux jambes

The bottom bracket was chased, and faced, and...

The bottom bracket was chased, and faced, and prior to installing any components I a shot a dose of Frame Saver into each of the tubes.

Tange Levin headset & TA bottom bracket assembly were both...
09-10-19, 12:39 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,054
Posted By deux jambes

1976 Eisentraut Limited Touring

And here it is finally! My first effort at a bike build, and a bike that Iím fortunate to have only because of the help of BF C&V members.

Purchased January 2019 from eBay as a frame, and fork,...
09-04-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 953
Posted By deux jambes

Yes, it was 44.9. And I thought that was...

Yes, it was 44.9. And I thought that was reasonable since SB suggests a target of 45 for a road triple. However, if Iím not mistaken, the TA Pro 5 Vis is a bit narrower than an average triple? So...
09-04-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 953
Posted By deux jambes

OK! Believe I got it squared up! Situation vastly...

OK! Believe I got it squared up! Situation vastly improved :D

Too many posts to respond to individually without getting overwhelmed... So allow me to just say thank you to each of you who have...
09-02-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 953
Posted By deux jambes

Front measures 44.9 mm Rear is 41.6 I've...

Front measures 44.9 mm
Rear is 41.6

I've never ridden the bike. I bought is as a frame and fork. Itís almost built, that is until discovering the 3.3 mm discrepancy in the chainline. Looks like...
09-02-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 953
Posted By deux jambes

Sort of like so? ...

Sort of like so?

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08-28-19, 10:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 564
Posted By deux jambes

Congrats on your first solo wheelset! I know that...

Congrats on your first solo wheelset! I know that feeling of trepidation all too well, and Iím glad any of us who have faced it were able to step forward with the task. I understand the need for...
08-28-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 564
Posted By deux jambes

That feeling you get when...

You successfully rebuild your first wheel! Talk about gratifying :D

Went through the hub last week. Cleaned, greased & new bearings. Left a hint of play in the adjustment that gets taken up when...
08-18-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 113,394
Posted By deux jambes

Spotted at a LBS, One of the coolest swinging...

Spotted at a LBS, One of the coolest swinging gates ever?
...
08-16-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1,870
Views: 155,787
Posted By deux jambes

When sheís not on ninja missions, Sophie can be...

When sheís not on ninja missions, Sophie can be found kicking back pretty hard.
...
08-16-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5,526
Views: 443,405
Posted By deux jambes

I still canít get over this story! I am...

I still canít get over this story!

I am very happy they made it to you though. And glad a catfish didnít slither out of the package upon opening it!

I wonder if anyone else is experiencing...
08-14-19, 12:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By deux jambes

cudak888 check it out... some nice looking pieces...

cudak888 check it out... some nice looking pieces with fair prices!
08-12-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 708
Views: 173,283
Posted By deux jambes

My first ďrealĒ bike was a Miyata. Second one...

My first ďrealĒ bike was a Miyata. Second one too. First an Ď81 610, and then an Ď85 310... or was it an Ď86? Probably Ď86. Wasnít that the year that introduced triple butter tubes? Either way, sadly...
08-12-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By deux jambes

If the the function of the minimalist ...

If the the function of the minimalist bikepacking set up meets the needs of the rider, then that along with weight savings seems to be enough reason warranted to ditch a more traditional set up.
...
08-08-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 59,347
Posted By deux jambes

It could happen! 😁 And I wish you good luck....

It could happen! 😁

And I wish you good luck.

I really didnít expect to, but when the BOC stopped by my house last week, I scored a much needed item for a bike Iíll be building very soon.
08-02-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 599
Posted By deux jambes

Quasi Vintage Neo Classic Drool Worthy Rando Machine

Custom hand built in Washington state, this steel lugged Thomson was sitting pretty in the service area of the LBS for some brake tuning. Mechanic reported that the owner had grown tired of the...
08-02-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 113,394
Posted By deux jambes

The LBS isnít exactly ďthe wild,Ē but...

The LBS isnít exactly ďthe wild,Ē but nevertheless a Thompson, custom built out of Washington, was in for for some fine tuning of the Mafac Racers.

Absolutely stunning bike!

...
08-01-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 113,394
Posted By deux jambes

850... So thatís the model number of the I didnít...

850... So thatís the model number of the I didnít know I wanted! Thanks.
07-30-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 113,394
Posted By deux jambes

Sweet lil early Trek in front of the grocery...

Sweet lil early Trek in front of the grocery store. Anyone know which model we might be looking at here?
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07-28-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,548
Posted By deux jambes

Is this the most long overdue thread or what? ...

Is this the most long overdue thread or what?

Not quite built yet, and only a minimum amount of Suntour, but the bike will get the barcons (as well proper SunTour cable stops)...
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