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08-08-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Brocephus

I gotta agree with this reasoning. I've also been...

I gotta agree with this reasoning. I've also been really happy with the 3 or 4 C-dales that have passed through my stable, but I'd personally prefer the all-around better parts and wheels, over the...
08-05-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,426
Posted By Spinay70

There was a lot more tone and inflection from the...

There was a lot more tone and inflection from the young mechanic that led me to choose those words when i wrote it, however my post was intended to be 'generic' in tone so i should have chosen a term...
08-05-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,426
Posted By indyfabz

And most of us who tour are always appreciative...

And most of us who tour are always appreciative when a shop takes us as walk-ins. Unfortunately, there are some who believe same-day service is a right. This may sound hard to believe, but maybe a...
08-03-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,654
Posted By DOS

This was the method recommended to be at UBI bike...

This was the method recommended to be at UBI bike school for cleaning chains.Dawn and water and chain in 2 liter bottle, shake.

Rinse, let dry, lube.

should work on cranks but I agree that...
07-31-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By Jeff Wills

Yes, these are interchangeable. There are some...

Yes, these are interchangeable. There are some lockrings that will not work with 11-tooth cogs but those are becoming more rare.
07-27-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,403
Posted By big chainring

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Cyclocross legend Laurence Malone on an Alan.
07-25-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,403
Posted By mechanicmatt

Others have chimes in...

...but I would say you have three good choices:

1) Don't care about weight: early 90's hybrids and touring style frames have road like geometries and space for big tires, especially Trek's

2)...
07-24-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,403
Posted By curbtender

You'd need a facilitator on this one... ...

You'd need a facilitator on this one...
https://hiltonhead.craigslist.org/bik/d/bluffton-bridgestone-t500-road-bike/6939939351.html
Bridgestone T500 Road Bike - $100 (Bluffton) hide this...
07-24-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,403
Posted By curbtender

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07-24-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,403
Posted By revcp

A Via Montego is up for sale through Twin Cities...

A Via Montego is up for sale through Twin Cities Bicycle Trading Post on Facebook. Looks to be in good shape for $160.
07-24-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,403
Posted By kunsunoke

The major issue will be tire clearance and brake...

The major issue will be tire clearance and brake reach. If you stick with steel there should be no issues with durability unless you bunny-hop or jump on a regular basis.

Framesets that will...
07-24-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,403
Posted By jcb3

+1 - and you can go in either direction, a...

+1 - and you can go in either direction, a 700c>>650 or 26erMTB>>650

Iíll put in a pitch for an early 70s Peugeot Px 10 as the base frame - plenty of room for 32s and fenders, really nice ride on...
07-24-19, 03:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,403
Posted By panzerwagon

1992 Trek 790 Multitrack. Lugged, chromoly, 135mm...

1992 Trek 790 Multitrack. Lugged, chromoly, 135mm rear dropout, 700c wheels, canti brakes, tyres as wide as you want... Iím sure other hybrids of that era will also suffice.
...
07-24-19, 12:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,403
Posted By guidogad

If your riding is relatively 'tame' any old bike...

If your riding is relatively 'tame' any old bike will do if you can get cx tyres in. That, however, might be harder to find than you think. From the early/mid 70s tyre clearances got smaller.
I've...
07-24-19, 12:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,403
Posted By SurferRosa

Saw one of these on craigs not long ago for...

Saw one of these on craigs not long ago for $400ish. The paint wasn't as nice, but it looked pretty rad.

https://live.staticflickr.com/3624/3448380739_8f2d937c1f_b.jpg
07-23-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,403
Posted By TiHabanero

Miyata 610, 615, 1000. They will do the job quite...

Miyata 610, 615, 1000. They will do the job quite nicely. I have an 85 1000 running 38mm tires and fenders and run it on gravel and two track all the time.
07-23-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,403
Posted By coolkat

I got rid of my CAADX (well, crashed it) and...

I got rid of my CAADX (well, crashed it) and replaced it with a Surly Cross Check. Surprisingly nice smooth ride, insane tire clearance, used ones are dirt cheap, and the geo is way better than a 90s...
07-23-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,403
Posted By clubman

I just picked up a cheap Crossroads and I'm...

I just picked up a cheap Crossroads and I'm pretty delighted with it's stance and manners. I don't think it will ever meet the OP's 22 lb criteria though. I'll let you know.
07-23-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,403
Posted By Bandera

My '74 Internat'l was the 1st bike that I raced...

My '74 Internat'l was the 1st bike that I raced 'Cross on and was in the pits as a back-up after getting a proper 'Cross race bike.
It's been down more lousy back-roads in the last 45 years than...
07-23-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,403
Posted By Andy_K

A 1974 Raleigh International is definitely a...

A 1974 Raleigh International is definitely a candidate. By 1974 they didn't have as much tire clearance as the earlier Internationals, but you could probably get 700x32s in there without fenders. I...
07-23-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,403
Posted By Andy_K

Double? Double!?!? Why on earth would you limit...

Double? Double!?!? Why on earth would you limit yourself to two chainrings when you could have three just as easily? :50:
07-23-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,403
Posted By Andy_K

Which of these criteria does your Miyata not...

Which of these criteria does your Miyata not meet? I'm not trying to be snide, just trying to get a sense of what you mean by the subjective traits like "robust".

I'll admit that I am a little bit...
07-23-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,403
Posted By SamSpade1941

These days the trend seems to be going 1x , but I...

These days the trend seems to be going 1x , but I agree with you I like having double up front .
07-23-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,403
Posted By Hudson308

I would suggest an early 90's hybrid... lugged if...

I would suggest an early 90's hybrid... lugged if you can find it. Butted chrome moly, plenty of 700C tire clearance, cantilever brakes. Trek Multitrack, Raleigh Detour, Schwinn Sierra or Criss...
07-23-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,403
Posted By Reynolds 531

plus bar end shifters. I dont like 1x on gravel /...

plus bar end shifters. I dont like 1x on gravel / cross bikes. It is just so nice to "dump" the front chain from 48 to 36 or whatever, instead of click-click-click-click-click-click up the freewheel...
07-23-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,403
Posted By Bandera

When I was racing 'Cross the Italian Alan frames,...

When I was racing 'Cross the Italian Alan frames, sold under several marques, were state of the art.
Very light & easy to shoulder/run with, compliant and nimble handling w/ good mud clearance they...
07-23-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,403
Posted By bikemig

I'm a big fan of 70s era racing bikes. The prices...

I'm a big fan of 70s era racing bikes. The prices tend to be good for a full Reynolds 531 frame or a full chrome moly frame. They came with long reach brakes and most can handle 32c tires. You will...
07-18-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By rustystrings61

The only place I ever saw these new and for sale...

The only place I ever saw these new and for sale was The Blue Wheel, a bike shop in Charlottesville, Virginia. The ones I remember had Gnutti high-flange hubs with Q/R, Campagnolo Velox derailleur...
06-14-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,271
Posted By gugie

Since helmets are a safety feature only (who...

Since helmets are a safety feature only (who wears one just for the looks?) it's the one item I want modern every day of the week, and twice on Sundays.

I treat 'em like shoes: if they fit, I'll...
06-04-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,066
Posted By conspiratemus1

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Posted By Dean51

I found myself in a similar situation a few years...

I found myself in a similar situation a few years ago.....friend & neighbor with a substantial collection of vintage gear was nearing his end. He asked me if I would be interested in buying the...
05-25-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,478
Posted By Dave Mayer

Trust me: you do want brifters; all of my vintage...

Trust me: you do want brifters; all of my vintage bikes have been retrofitted with these for convenience and safety. I suffered with downtube shifters for 25 years - never again.

As correctly...
05-20-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 23,507
Posted By Trakhak

Yes. My steel, aluminum, and carbon bikes ride...

Yes. My steel, aluminum, and carbon bikes ride pretty much the same, because they all fit me the same and have nearly identical geometries: more specifically, nearly identical wheelbases.

If...
05-13-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By merziac

Agreed, +1 :thumb: IMHO, as a lifelong...

Agreed, +1 :thumb:

IMHO, as a lifelong mechanic/technician including 25+ years professionally as a fomoco and ASE Senior Master certified, any minimum rule of thumb should be considered under...
05-13-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By TenGrainBread

Paul makes a version of their Funky Monkey Cable...

Paul makes a version of their Funky Monkey Cable Hanger that clamps onto the vertical part of the quill stem. A bit pricy ($40-50) but should be the nicest cable hanger you're going to find. Get the...
05-13-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By T-Mar

The rule of thumb is to have a minimum of three...

The rule of thumb is to have a minimum of three full turns of engagement for the locknut. For a standard 24 TPI headset, this equates to 1/8" engagement.
05-13-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By Ex Pres

The couple times I've had to worry about this -...

The couple times I've had to worry about this - if the nut tightens, I was OK. If the nut would just "spin" where it needed to tighten - then obviously it was not going to work, AND I was screwing...
05-13-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By fietsbob

clamp on the stem types from QBP, or if...

clamp on the stem types from QBP,

or if cantilever center pull brake posts are there ? put on V brakes
05-13-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By 88Tempo

Tektro make a hanger that mounts to the hole in...

Tektro make a hanger that mounts to the hole in the bottom of the fork. There might be others available too.

https://www.modernbike.com/tektro-front-cable-hanger-black-canti-fork-mount
05-02-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By TenGrainBread

Nice. The Roberts fork will be a good fit for the...

Nice. The Roberts fork will be a good fit for the Intl.
05-02-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By bertinjim

Roberts, from the UK, I believe. ...

Roberts, from the UK, I believe.

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04-24-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By TallRider

You should be able to figure out if the one brake...

You should be able to figure out if the one brake being tighter is caused by
a) spring too stiff
b) pivot(s) too tight
In the former case, the brake will pop open immediately when squeezed...
04-15-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 21,842
Posted By scozim

Homeless story on Rebecca Twigg

Saw this article today in the Seattle Times...
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