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07-09-20, 12:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By Dfrost

I'm sure Brewsmith will also answer, but I’m...

I'm sure Brewsmith will also answer, but I’m using mine with a 126mm SKF. It did, however, need about 5mm of spacers on the DS to get the chainline correct and keep the granny ring bolts away from...
07-08-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 453
Posted By Dfrost

I’ll play, since my late night thoughts go down...

I’ll play, since my late night thoughts go down these lines.

Frame: Either L’Avecaise or custom LyonSport from Jeff Lyon. I’m also intrigued by Terraferma, but Lyon is more likely since I could...
07-07-20, 02:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 614
Posted By Dfrost

I use these sizes that are the largest that fit...

I use these sizes that are the largest that fit for each application: 28mm Chinook Pass EL with fenders on the Miyata, 32mm Stampede Pass EL on the Marinoni. (FWIW, I also have a set of 650Bx38mm...
07-06-20, 01:26 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,350
Posted By Dfrost

+1 to these thoughts, as well as rosefarts’...

+1 to these thoughts, as well as rosefarts’ comments about a saddle and it’s location that you are sure fits. Use the fattest, most supple tires that your nicest riding bike will accommodate at...
07-04-20, 12:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By Dfrost

I’ve been using these Zefal Gizmos for a second...

I’ve been using these Zefal Gizmos for a second water bottle mount on my ‘79 Miyata’s seattube for years without concern. They are very secure - haven’t touched ‘em for at least 10 years. Yes, it...
06-30-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By Dfrost

You might try Velobase, looking at the...

You might try Velobase, looking at the Stronglights to find your crank. Their database often lists the correct BB length if your crankset is there.

VeloBase.com - View Brand...
06-28-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,202
Posted By Dfrost

Maybe the granny spacers are too thick? Or the...

Maybe the granny spacers are too thick? Or the granny ring needs to flipped over?

I’ve never had that problem with my AT crank (which BTW was essentially gifted to me by ROS), although I do set my...
06-27-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 29,179
Posted By Dfrost

1987 Marinoni SLX Sports Tourer, shown often in...

1987 Marinoni SLX Sports Tourer, shown often in these forums, here with 700x32’s that just fit under the short reach calipers
...
06-27-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 401
Posted By Dfrost

+1 to Jagwire, after using old ones as noted^^^ ...

+1 to Jagwire, after using old ones as noted^^^
Their kits include decent step down ferrules that work well in Shimano DP calipers.
06-22-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By Dfrost

And relatively few “Mountian” (yup, that’s the...

And relatively few “Mountian” (yup, that’s the way it’s spelled) bikes.
06-21-20, 01:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,041
Posted By Dfrost

Wow, Doc! That it is beautiful, everywhere the...

Wow, Doc! That it is beautiful, everywhere the eye lands. The big chainring is quite something! Would that be one of the “conceits”?

Or are they the cushioned tape, clipless pedals and wireless...
06-17-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 937
Posted By Dfrost

I’ve always used Universal in Portland for spokes...

I’ve always used Universal in Portland for spokes and just about everything else that I can’t get used at Bike Works where I volunteer (Bikeworks.org), or purchased from good folks here at C&V Sales....
06-15-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By Dfrost

FWIW, that 112 looks to be in excellent...

FWIW, that 112 looks to be in excellent condition!

A “rim” would be just that - not yet built into a complete wheel.

Wheels would complete, but without a freewheel or cassette, may not include...
06-15-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,350
Posted By Dfrost

Or “Family & Friends” when you’re dealing with...

Or “Family & Friends” when you’re dealing with PayPal.
06-13-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,495
Posted By Dfrost

A related question: What bike is using these...

A related question: What bike is using these wheels?
06-13-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,495
Posted By Dfrost

From all of the above comments, you should...

From all of the above comments, you should conclude that you won’t feel any difference (except maybe the opposite of your goal) going to a different 7-speed clincher wheel set. Tubulars, on the other...
06-09-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By Dfrost

Bikes Together on Fairfax St. on the east side of...

Bikes Together on Fairfax St. on the east side of Denver had a great, and extremely well organized, array of used bike parts when I visited 3 years ago. Nice folks, too.

It’s a long drive from...
06-09-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Posted By Dfrost

Congratulations! Did you add another bearing?

Congratulations!

Did you add another bearing?
06-09-20, 12:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Posted By Dfrost

I encountered this Campagnolo BB that orients the...

I encountered this Campagnolo BB that orients the caged bearings opposite that typical arrangement. Frustrating, then a delight when the bearings were correctly installed.
...
06-07-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,145
Posted By Dfrost

Sachs Ergo brifters can be compatible with with...

Sachs Ergo brifters can be compatible with with either Campagnolo spacing (5.0mm) or Shimano 8-speed (4.8mm), but not both. I have, and love, some of each, and couldn’t tell you how to identify which...
06-06-20, 02:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By Dfrost

Don’t use indexed shift cable housing (parallel...

Don’t use indexed shift cable housing (parallel strands of wire running the length of the housing) for brakes! It is not strong enough for the high compressive loads generated when braking, and could...
06-05-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By Dfrost

I just measured chain ring spacing on the four...

I just measured chain ring spacing on the four cranksets installed on the household bikes: Shimano FC-6800 (11-speed Ultegra) with Shimano 4-bolt rings, Sugino XD600 with a variety of ring brands,...
06-04-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,876
Posted By Dfrost

I use Nitto Noodle bars with Nitto Technomic...

I use Nitto Noodle bars with Nitto Technomic stems - no problems whatsoever. Same for Soma Highway One bars. Noodles are not an “anatomic” bar. The problems arise when either: the stem clamp is long...
06-04-20, 01:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By Dfrost

I’ve been loving this “natural” Aravis (titanium...

I’ve been loving this “natural” Aravis (titanium frame version) for almost seven years and more than 11,000 miles. I recently got another black one for my second (black) bike. That one with its...
06-03-20, 12:31 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,518
Posted By Dfrost

There’s an app called “Tensioner” that does an OK...

There’s an app called “Tensioner” that does an OK job of calculating spoke tension based on plucked tone. As Doug Fattic mentions, spoke diameter and free length from nipple to first crossing are...
06-02-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,242
Posted By Dfrost

This is a 14-year old zombie thread, but maybe...

This is a 14-year old zombie thread, but maybe you’ll get a response anyway.
06-02-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,876
Posted By Dfrost

If you pay the small fee to become a Premium...

If you pay the small fee to become a Premium member, you’ll have access to sell (and buy) on the C&V Sales subforum, and you won’t have any ads, either. No EBay fees! We are a pretty friendly bunch...
06-01-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 486
Posted By Dfrost

+1 on that! I spent a long time looking for a...

+1 on that! I spent a long time looking for a leak in a Schwalbe tube one night under a streetlight, until I finally realized that the core wasn’t fully tight. Now there’s a Park valve tool in each...
06-01-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,518
Posted By Dfrost

+1 on this, except I use Leonard Zinn’s sequence....

+1 on this, except I use Leonard Zinn’s sequence. I’ve built somewhere over 40 wheels, and I always have Zinn’s text and illustrations in front of me when building, His self-checks are excellent and...
06-01-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 294
Posted By Dfrost

Looks like a nice trip, 52telecaster . ...

Looks like a nice trip, 52telecaster .


Thanks for that photo, gugie ! I didn’t have a good single bike shot, and never took one all loaded up.

And they were significant side winds, somewhere...
05-30-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 737
Posted By Dfrost

+1 on sensitivity to saddle tilt, and love for...

+1 on sensitivity to saddle tilt, and love for two-bolt seatposts.
05-30-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 18,639
Posted By Dfrost

Here’s Sadie and a favorite toy. We call her a...

Here’s Sadie and a favorite toy. We call her a “shepherd mix”. DNA test with saliva sample said 25% American Bulldog (!), the rest was a mix of mixes.
...
05-29-20, 12:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 661
Posted By Dfrost

^^^^^ Absolutely superb advice in that post! ^^^^^

^^^^^ Absolutely superb advice in that post! ^^^^^
05-28-20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 624
Posted By Dfrost

Well Andy_K can write the code to keep a running...

Well Andy_K can write the code to keep a running count on the relative coolness, depending on how many pulleys are engaged.

I think it’s extremely cool and a worthy quarantine project.
05-28-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,876
Posted By Dfrost

Sorry, duplicate post, edited away. But it’s...

Sorry, duplicate post, edited away.

But it’s worth noting as long as I’m here, that good friend RiddleOfSteel with the lovely black Paramount above, is 6’5” tall, 5” more than me, and yet our...
05-28-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,876
Posted By Dfrost

My ‘79 912, owned since new, never felt quite...

My ‘79 912, owned since new, never felt quite right, feeling more “on” than “ in” the bike, until I found this seat-post with lots of setback. I’m quite leggy, comfortable on 62-63cm frames while...
05-28-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 661
Posted By Dfrost

When the quarantine restrictions lift...

When the quarantine restrictions lift sufficiently, you would do well to test ride a number of bikes, with rides long enough to get a feel for handling differences, as well as the all-important fit...
05-27-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 661
Posted By Dfrost

You are the perfect candidate for multiple bikes!...

You are the perfect candidate for multiple bikes! Of course, that describes all of us on this forum.

It seems like you have divided the bikes out there into just two types - racers and tourers....
05-27-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 221
Posted By Dfrost

If your Low Limit Screw is properly adjusted,...

If your Low Limit Screw is properly adjusted, there’s no need to baby that shift. And always protect the drive side to avoid bending the derailleur hanger and screwing up that adjustment.
05-25-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 661
Posted By Dfrost

And if L’Eroica is potentially in your future, as...

And if L’Eroica is potentially in your future, as well as anything else not paved or simply not smooth, look for additional tire clearance. The newer, more supple tires of 32+mm width are really a...
05-25-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 661
Posted By Dfrost

If mudguards and a light rack would be useful...

If mudguards and a light rack would be useful (they are to many of us here in C&V land) you might want to look at more sports touring, randoneur, or audax type bikes. UK brands such as Mercian, Jack...
05-22-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 432
Posted By Dfrost

Here’s the ‘87 Marinoni in 650Bx38 configuration....

Here’s the ‘87 Marinoni in 650Bx38 configuration. Yeah, it’s not all C&V since I do love my Sachs Ergo brifters, dual pivot brakes and clipless pedals. It would be a better gravel bike with a better...
05-20-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 501
Posted By Dfrost

Pretty sure that lower end Peugeot used 25.0mm...

Pretty sure that lower end Peugeot used 25.0mm seatposts, but they aren’t common.
05-13-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 14,301
Posted By Dfrost

When I was getting back into cycling in 1992, I...

When I was getting back into cycling in 1992, I purchased this 60cm Klein Performance as a frameset from Montlake Bicycles in Bellevue, WA. They kept trying to put me on a 58cm, but I insisted on the...
05-13-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 519
Posted By Dfrost

I get spokes from Universal. I’m a big fan of the...

I get spokes from Universal. I’m a big fan of the DT brand, but Sapim and Wheelsmith are also excellent. Butted spokes with a thinner diameter over most of the length, such as DT Competition,...
05-12-20, 01:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By Dfrost

Read this: 650B Conversion Guidlines...

Read this:

650B Conversion Guidlines (http://www.bikeman.com/bikeman-blogs/650blog/1771-650b-conversion-guidlines)

A pretty good approximation for the wide spot on a 650B wheel/tire set is the...
05-11-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 763
Posted By Dfrost

Another disagreement here, and I often find that...

Another disagreement here, and I often find that you and I have different perspectives, Stuart.

The weight difference between my previous wheels with Open Pro rims, and current wheels with tb14’s...
05-11-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,862
Posted By Dfrost

The saddle rail clamps are behind the axis of the...

The saddle rail clamps are behind the axis of the seat post. This one is pretty extreme in that regard, letting me use a saddle with shorter rails, typical of leather saddles such Brooks, Gilles...
05-09-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 15,671
Views: 1,595,784
Posted By Dfrost

Two Surprises in Snoqualmie Valley

Apologies from the get-go for no pictures (left my phone at home). But what follows really did happen, I promise!

My wife, Mary, is doing well in her recovery from shoulder replacement last...
05-09-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,381
Posted By Dfrost

Wow! There’s a big revelation in there - that a...

Wow! There’s a big revelation in there - that a new bike (custom?) is an option.

The conversation so far has mostly talked about bikes as built, (except merziac ’s recent Strawberry experience)...
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