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10-15-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 807
Posted By squirtdad

a couple of points IMHO bike frame weight...

a couple of points IMHO

bike frame weight is a minimal part of the whole bike and is over emphasized by many as the end all be all

aluminum is not automatically lighter than steel across the...
10-15-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 158
Posted By squirtdad

Thanks..... get it know... just nothing I have...

Thanks..... get it know... just nothing I have played with........ and if using sealant I can 100% understand using an extender that has a removable valve on it, rather than depending on the...
10-15-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 158
Posted By squirtdad

ok.... OT sorta, but if you can't get at the...

ok.... OT sorta, but if you can't get at the valve to remove the presta core, how the heck do you pump up the tire???? this is bugging me :foo:
10-15-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 307
Posted By squirtdad

Best solution is to get cartridge bottom bracket...

Best solution is to get cartridge bottom bracket to match the crankset you are using, I don't recall many japanese BB be asymetrical.....that was more of a campy thing....but that is memory
...
10-15-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,649
Posted By squirtdad

I concur....for those people who don't take tubes...

I concur....for those people who don't take tubes with them.

I don't get road tubeless at all, ride not as good and heavier then clinchers or tubular (which still have an overall weight...
10-15-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,385
Posted By squirtdad

Super nice and bonus points for cosmoline...

Super nice and bonus points for cosmoline reference :thumb:
10-14-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 874
Posted By squirtdad

not sure that is on the official Tri training...

not sure that is on the official Tri training diet :)
10-11-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 550
Posted By squirtdad

nice feline repair assistant

nice feline repair assistant
10-10-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,622
Posted By squirtdad

try tilting the handle bars up a little bit. a...

try tilting the handle bars up a little bit. a bit first.... i know classic is drops parallel to the ground but simple no cost to try first is tilting the bars up a bit....made a difference for me in...
10-09-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 985
Posted By squirtdad

I can see my parts stash growing in the near...

I can see my parts stash growing in the near future
Forum: Framebuilders
10-09-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 425
Posted By squirtdad

FWIW in painting a grand total of 2 frames one...

FWIW in painting a grand total of 2 frames one with autostore/hardware store rattle can and one with automotive paint (using the pre-val) the rattle can is not at all durable even though you...
10-09-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,649
Posted By squirtdad

check these out..challenge elite pro .......

check these out..challenge elite pro .......
10-09-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 469
Posted By squirtdad

efficient bike shoes and efficient running shoes...

efficient bike shoes and efficient running shoes are 2 different things. In a triathalon you would transition from bike shoes to running shoes....you might consider the transitions doing a brick as...
10-08-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 272
Posted By squirtdad

you can join....and then not post for ages ...

you can join....and then not post for ages

but since we are talking beer and music here is punk polka at it's best with polkacide and in heaven there is no beer
...
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By squirtdad

wrong forum.....need to go to appraisals

wrong forum.....need to go to appraisals
10-08-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,649
Posted By squirtdad

FWIW My first foray into tubulars was going...

FWIW

My first foray into tubulars was going the Tufo route..... install with the tape was easy, had no problems with flats for the 500 miles I rode them, the ride, even it not that of high end...
10-08-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,947
Posted By squirtdad

I get a vibe that maybe this had some work...

I get a vibe that maybe this had some work done/started on it by by someone of the bike low rider fanclub......
10-08-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 469
Posted By squirtdad

I use a mix of pedals I have a pair of this...

I use a mix of pedals

I have a pair of this type (wellgo/performance) (spd on one side/platform on the other) for a bike that I use for commuting (some times) and also to just jump on for...
10-07-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By squirtdad

FWIW don't forget a helmet cover when it is...

FWIW don't forget a helmet cover when it is cold, it makes a big difference........I still remember the ice cream headache I got last year without one at a not terribly cold 34 degrees
10-07-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 358
Posted By squirtdad

for fun ...

for fun http://www.ragandbone.ca/PDFs/Miyata%20Catalogue%20PDFs/Miyata%20Catalogue%2089.pdf
10-07-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 471
Posted By squirtdad

One way to find buddies is to check out local...

One way to find buddies is to check out local bike shops..... a number of the them in the san jose area where i am at, have group rides for various riding speeds and many have a woman's ride
10-07-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,649
Posted By squirtdad

+1 on brass wheel

+1 on brass wheel
10-07-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By squirtdad

nice of group moves...... but did the football...

nice of group moves...... but did the football team win the homecoming game ?
10-07-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By squirtdad

LOL built one like this 9 or 10 years...

LOL built one like this 9 or 10 years ago....great minds and all that :beer:
10-07-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 358
Posted By squirtdad

:thumb::beer:

:thumb::beer:
Forum: Framebuilders
10-04-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 425
Posted By squirtdad

I am not claiming hands on expertise (other than...

I am not claiming hands on expertise (other than on the pre val) I recall this from by brother working on cars years ago and a fellow coastie doing creative helmet painting. I did some googling...
10-04-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 836
Posted By squirtdad

very nice.....new tires coming ????

very nice.....new tires coming ????
Forum: Framebuilders
10-04-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 425
Posted By squirtdad

FYI the Pre val sprayers work pretty well, I...

FYI the Pre val sprayers work pretty well, I got good results using them with auto paint on a frame for my son that I first stripped to bare metal

IIRC right you paint color and then clear...
10-04-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By squirtdad

ok another reason besides katchafire and "what...

ok another reason besides katchafire and "what we do in the shadows" to add a visit to NZ to my list....cool bikes maybe not found elsewhere
10-04-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,186
Posted By squirtdad

1989 Miyata 1400. From a short lived, local...

1989 Miyata 1400. From a short lived, local chain to the San Francisco bay area, Spectrum cycles. I had the bike until summer 2018 when the frame cracked at the opening for the internal brake...
10-03-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 550
Posted By squirtdad

Roof Rack time ??

Roof Rack time ??
10-03-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 541
Posted By squirtdad

Pretty much like it was for me....more so because...

Pretty much like it was for me....more so because you had to drive to another town to even buy a schwinn. my first bike was 24 inch girsl bike my dad pulled out of a irrigation ditch and fixed. I...
10-03-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 508
Posted By squirtdad

it will make you build much easier if you get...

it will make you build much easier if you get matching parts, especially for the first build what component group are are you thinking? you will need to match the BB to the crankset you use

UK...
10-03-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By squirtdad

more vintage focused but velobase is the closest...

more vintage focused but velobase is the closest I know about VeloBase.com (http://www.velobase.com/)
10-03-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 759
Posted By squirtdad

I am a big miyata fan.....I would check out the...

I am a big miyata fan.....I would check out the miyata, it is probably on upper edge of fit.at 25 in/62 cm....but looks in good shape I am 6' and normally ride a 58cm (23 inch) but have ridden a...
10-03-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 690
Posted By squirtdad

+1

+1
10-03-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 759
Posted By squirtdad

Depends on what you are looking for....swedish...

Depends on what you are looking for....swedish bike but low end,

I would look for at least the following in a bike as they are a general indicator of a bit higher level bike (unless you are...
10-02-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 182
Posted By squirtdad

LOL, had to try as the dude did be a big favor....

LOL, had to try as the dude did be a big favor. Understand 100% I got my first miyata (1400) in '89 and would still be riding it if it hadn't cracked at the internal cable routing opening....
10-02-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 182
Posted By squirtdad

fun build.....should I look for you riding for a...

fun build.....should I look for you riding for a beer at Hapa's? (I am in willow glen)

this would be worth posting in ...
10-02-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,099
Posted By squirtdad

great builds...... the univega is a totally...

great builds...... the univega is a totally practical build and if it it like my similar nishiki build it is simple fun and great to have a "throw a leg over and go bike" in the stable
10-02-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 39,064
Posted By squirtdad

what was your ride for this one?

what was your ride for this one?
10-01-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 52,392
Views: 7,068,891
Posted By squirtdad

87 team miyata frame set 62cm - $40 (san jose...

87 team miyata frame set 62cm - $40 (san jose south)pretty well used it looks like

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bop/d/san-jose-87-team-miyata-frame-set-62cm/6989156804.html
...
10-01-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By squirtdad

I like friction thumb shifters and have one for a...

I like friction thumb shifters and have one for a 1x8 set up. the top of the bar position is totally natural and easy to use..... I don't see the objection to that position.. Also to be...
09-30-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 392
Posted By squirtdad

@DeeDeeLaTurtle...

@DeeDeeLaTurtle (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/deedeelaturtle-506623.html) this would be a pretty good deal/set up. rccardr is a great guy. I have bought multiple items from him....all...
09-30-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,098
Posted By squirtdad

and for those poor (young most likely) souls that...

and for those poor (young most likely) souls that don't get the references, let me introduce Warren Zevon

roland

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAGAAa1L-tU

werewolves of london
...
09-30-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 364
Posted By squirtdad

sure just mask the rest well and get a bunch of...

sure just mask the rest well and get a bunch of stickers (bmx, skateboard, etc) and let your son go wild putting them on over the decals

also for "non-girly" recommend a new saddle.....black
09-30-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,098
Posted By squirtdad

I understand that....but I do get the...

I understand that....but I do get the reference..... you could bring Werewolves of london as a backup
09-30-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 364
Posted By squirtdad

Normally I would say for a good job strip the...

Normally I would say for a good job strip the paint but with grow out of situation.....go orange fast :)

Takes as much of as possible and mask what you can't you don't want an all orange...
09-30-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,098
Posted By squirtdad

the riders are vintage reminds me that I...

the riders are vintage

reminds me that I need work my "headless cyclist" costume for the commute.....some year
09-27-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By squirtdad

practice makes perfect and flat foreheads

practice makes perfect and flat foreheads
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