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09-25-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,654
Posted By ctak

Undecided on current, but old fav was a custom...

Undecided on current, but old fav was a custom Lynskey I built up. Great fit and ride.

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09-25-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 572
Posted By ctak

I messaged the eBay seller about frame geo,...

I messaged the eBay seller about frame geo, particularly the intended wheel size. His reply answered my question without inspiring confidence with respect to his approach to framebuilding (or...
Forum: Touring
09-21-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,049
Posted By ctak

Worth considering:...

Worth considering: https://www.renehersecycles.com/myth-18-wide-tires-need-wide-rims/

I used to have A319s (~19mm internal) with 50mm touring tires... worked well.
09-17-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 930
Posted By ctak

Facebook review marked "most helpful" ...

Facebook review marked "most helpful"

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,469
Posted By ctak

Quality archival images in here! ...

Quality archival images in here!
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Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 984
Posted By ctak

Revolutionary 622mm disc brake rotor design

https://cyclingtips.com/2020/08/bikes-of-the-bunch-rob-englishs-english-road-bike/
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09-01-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,007
Posted By ctak

2nd actually, but still!...

2nd actually, but still! https://cyclingtips.com/2020/08/tubed-clinchers-just-won-their-first-tour-de-france-stage/

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08-11-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By ctak

:beer:

:beer:
08-11-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By ctak

1981 Battaglin ad

Salute!

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Views: 415
Posted By ctak

Looks like a '93 Prologue. Lower end road model...

Looks like a '93 Prologue. Lower end road model but nice tubes: https://www.koga.com/en/service/brochures/older-(2000-1976).htm

Seller bumped up the price. It was $225 last year.

Might be...
07-31-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 607
Posted By ctak

For example, framebuilder Dave Kirk's variation...

For example, framebuilder Dave Kirk's variation of the Bontrager / Hogg method (http://kirkframeworks.com/2009/06/19/riding-tip-3/) (pasted below)

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( * let me first say...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-20, 11:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,098
Posted By ctak

I agree. Zero setback can certainly help improve...

I agree. Zero setback can certainly help improve weight distribution for those of us with long legs/short torsos. Some of the ideas presented in Bontrager's KOPs-debunking article...
07-23-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,485
Posted By ctak

When I first switched from 175 to 170s it felt...

When I first switched from 175 to 170s it felt like I was riding a different bike... and no more anterior knee irritation on longer rides :-)
07-23-20, 12:22 AM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 213,847
Posted By ctak

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07-11-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,336
Posted By ctak

Thanks for sharing the dimensions, which are...

Thanks for sharing the dimensions, which are quite close to what I'm looking for. Champion no. 1 = good tubes. I built up a 50cm '86 Ironman in anthracite/silver for my gf last year and was...
07-10-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,336
Posted By ctak

Interesting, maybe I can find a similar GL in the...

Interesting, maybe I can find a similar GL in the next size down. Btw, I was admiring the color scheme of yours on Pedal Room a few months ago
07-09-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,336
Posted By ctak

Very much like my two Nitto Technomic Deluxe...

Very much like my two Nitto Technomic Deluxe stems and yes, definitely room to extend further. This is more about a desire to learn from other leggy folks who may or may not have found other...
07-08-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,440
Posted By ctak

Compass / Rene Herse rat trap pass in 54mm...

Compass / Rene Herse rat trap pass in 54mm (2.3in) roll nicely and work well in light gravel. I prefer not to economize on tires, which can transform ride quality. Big Ben and Fat Frank felt like...
06-25-20, 03:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,338
Posted By ctak

Considering the thought, experimentation and care...

Considering the thought, experimentation and care that went into your Paramount build, parts transfer is nothing short of bi-winning: new feels for one and best-of-touring-class for the other :beer:...
06-16-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 906
Posted By ctak

Is 82cm your inseam or PBH? ...

Is 82cm your inseam or PBH?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yxZkHpAB4g&feature=emb_title

A 55cm or larger frame would offer a more upright riding position, what with the longer headtube...
05-29-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 58,259
Views: 8,511,296
Posted By ctak

Seattle / Tacoma - Black Miyata 912 - $100

Hard to argue with $100, but not my size. Talked via phone with the friendly seller. Bike has scratches but no dents. 34.5" standover with approx 57cm top tube (his measurements). He is selling a...
05-22-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 801
Posted By ctak

Arrived today, thanks for the help friends :ride:...

Arrived today, thanks for the help friends :ride:


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Levin alloy 27.0 for Centurion...
05-08-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,170
Posted By ctak

Love the photo of your workspace featuring...

Love the photo of your workspace featuring various bikes - abstract art at its finest :hug:
04-10-20, 11:48 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 126,757
Posted By ctak

My magical miyata mtb floater at the beach. 40t...

My magical miyata mtb floater at the beach. 40t front, 11-34t rear, compass RTP, swept back nitto bars... 23mph at 100rpms on the flats while possible, is not easy to maintain. RiddleOfSteel can...
04-09-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 880
Posted By ctak

+1 on calipers for road... all the way down:...

+1 on calipers for road... all the way down: https://youtu.be/zojjIghKQoM?t=123
( with a humble nod to Alaphilippe's Galibier descent:recum:)
03-06-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,695
Posted By ctak

True temper platinum ox is similar to 853. Lemond...

True temper platinum ox is similar to 853. Lemond moved away from 853 mid 2000s as I recall
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02-12-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 808
Posted By ctak

Entertaining video, thanks for sharing. Great...

Entertaining video, thanks for sharing. Great experience to share with your son however sad it may be for such road machines to be stowed away from sunlight. But I understand the intent :innocent:
I...
01-23-20, 01:57 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,764
Posted By ctak

Vintage-aspiring R.H. Phillips & Sons ...

Vintage-aspiring R.H. Phillips & Sons
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01-21-20, 02:49 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,484
Posted By ctak

Love me some Miyata 90s x. Some guy went to town...

Love me some Miyata 90s x. Some guy went to town on his sportcross...
12-20-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,707
Posted By ctak

How unfortunate photobucket pics no longer exist....

How unfortunate photobucket pics no longer exist. Judging by the email Don MacAskill sent out this week, Flickr's future is equally dim.
Replies: 26
Views: 2,272
Posted By ctak

Sorry to hear that! Cable lock? Did you file a...

Sorry to hear that! Cable lock? Did you file a police report?

If you have the serial # and photo documentation, I'd strongly suggest registering at Bike Index and Project 529. I'm not active on...
11-04-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2,387
Views: 758,342
Posted By ctak

Favorite ...

Favorite

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10-30-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,581
Posted By ctak

Seems like a ripe opportunity to rationalize a...

Seems like a ripe opportunity to rationalize a Continental GP4000 purchase: $33 at Merlin :beer:
10-02-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,167
Posted By ctak

Great idea. Dilute to 50% though - anything more...

Great idea. Dilute to 50% though - anything more is overkill/wasteful.
10-01-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,167
Posted By ctak

Seems like a lot of labor for a "cheap old rusty"...

Seems like a lot of labor for a "cheap old rusty" frame that you "don't want to spend much" on. Not to mention possible health risks.

How about a couple photos of the frame in question?
09-30-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,124
Posted By ctak

Interesting cable routing - I've never seen that...

Interesting cable routing - I've never seen that before. Did you happen to weigh your Romani frameset? Mine came in about 1950g (57cm).
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