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04-11-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 33,394
Posted By jamesdak

?? I didn't offer a quote that was someone...

?? I didn't offer a quote that was someone else. In fact I agree with you. I'm debating selling mine before I put any money into it and would be hard pressed to let mine go for $300 with those...
04-11-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,035
Posted By jamesdak

Still hacking away at getting this suited to a...

Still hacking away at getting this suited to a purpose. With the 28mm tires on it and now a Brooks saddle it may replace the recently sold Ventoux as my main century ride. Still not happy with the...
04-11-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 33,394
Posted By jamesdak

Try the Softride Owners group on FB: ...

Try the Softride Owners group on FB:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/36519069043
04-11-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 23,629
Posted By jamesdak

Always been a fan of the darker greens paired...

Always been a fan of the darker greens paired with brown accents. As I downsize and slow down I'm considering a custom painted Azor "Dutch Style" bike along those lines. British racing green and...
04-11-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 23,629
Posted By jamesdak

Latest iteration of it. ...

Latest iteration of it.
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New Cockpit with black Nitto Pearl Stem, Soma Hwy One...
04-11-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 33,394
Posted By jamesdak

Well, heck....since this was revived. I...

Well, heck....since this was revived.

I picked this up last fall just to see what a Softride was about. For some reason it had these Gipiemme Parade wheels with a Campagnolo 10 speed cassette...
04-10-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By jamesdak

Right, that pretty sweet for someone! I've been...

Right, that pretty sweet for someone! I've been strongly considering a Dutch Style bike to cruise around on, run errands, and for winter use and this one is a lot along those lines.
04-09-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 24,311
Views: 2,885,554
Posted By jamesdak

Very cool of you and sweet bike.

Very cool of you and sweet bike.
04-05-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 648
Posted By jamesdak

LOL, or be responsible and pay off what little is...

LOL, or be responsible and pay off what little is left on the truck loan.....
04-05-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 648
Posted By jamesdak

Just the little 5 mile shakedown ride Saturday.

Just the little 5 mile shakedown ride Saturday.
04-05-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 648
Posted By jamesdak

Well, dang.....I feeling more and more like a...

Well, dang.....I feeling more and more like a bike flipper these days. Listed this locally Saturday and a young couple just came and got it. Birthday present for the wife and she seemed to really...
04-05-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By jamesdak

Yeah, I'm not sold on mine yet either. I wish I...

Yeah, I'm not sold on mine yet either. I wish I could get the pin out swap beams to see if it makes a difference. The Trek Y-Foils seem to be "beam" design in that they seem to isolate you well but...
04-05-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By jamesdak

Maybe but since my saddle height is based on a...

Maybe but since my saddle height is based on a pro fit years ago and pretty much also matches the Lemond formula, IDK...

I do know my bad knees don't like it lower, LOL!
04-04-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 648
Posted By jamesdak

And a few more: ...

And a few more:

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The original grey 600 levers were pretty tore up....
04-04-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 648
Posted By jamesdak

Sooo.....in the pursuit of downsizing the...

Sooo.....in the pursuit of downsizing the collection I've snapped a bunch of new shots of this as I get ready to post it locally. Thought I'd share them here to show where the bike is right now. If...
04-04-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By jamesdak

Test rides on four "new" ones....finally.

Well after last week's issues I managed Friday and Saturday to get out the 4 bikes I hadn't had on the road yet.

Friday was the Team Z Lemond for 30 miles. It was a truly beautiful day out and I...
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By jamesdak

As a point of reference. I got $400 for this...

As a point of reference.

I got $400 for this 914SE about a month ago. That said....I put around $300 in parts in it before the sale....
...
04-02-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,613
Posted By jamesdak

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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This picture shows my "secret weapon" for dialing in my fit on all these bikes I own...
04-02-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,613
Posted By jamesdak

Just waiting for the temps to hit 60 and then I'm...

Just waiting for the temps to hit 60 and then I'm finally getting the Team Z "LeMonster" bike out for it's maiden voyage. The more I've gone over this the more I'm sure it's a repaint and all but...
04-02-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,613
Posted By jamesdak

It was always my plan to get one when I retire. ...

It was always my plan to get one when I retire. But... I may move that up a few years.

And the good thing is I could actually drive up to David's workshop to workout my fit and the build and...
04-02-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,613
Posted By jamesdak

To be honest that is my case and I already know...

To be honest that is my case and I already know it. This has been coming on since those brats wrecked me out in 2012. That seemed to be the final stroke after all the concussions I had during my...
04-02-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,613
Posted By jamesdak

Oops, looks like my rant stirred things up. I do...

Oops, looks like my rant stirred things up. I do appreciate the comments, I just stepped away for awhile because I've been busy.

The purge is in full motion because it needs to happen. I am...
03-28-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,613
Posted By jamesdak

venting, tired of it all.....time to re-evaluate

Having one of those morning. Nice weather finally, clear roads so I decided to take out all four of the "new to me" bikes for full shakedowns.

Doing a function check with the David Kirk built...
03-27-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 604
Posted By jamesdak

Dang, that is one sweet deal for someone!!

Dang, that is one sweet deal for someone!!
03-27-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 648
Posted By jamesdak

Well took it out this afternoon just for a little...

Well took it out this afternoon just for a little shakedown around the neighborhood. Had just gotten done doing a cold and windy 25 miles on the De Rosa and promptly swapped the bikes and took this...
03-27-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,967
Posted By jamesdak

Just to finish this thread out too. Bike was...

Just to finish this thread out too. Bike was pretty much finished up and then promptly donated to the local bike collective for a fund raising event. Had a couple of minor things to still address...
03-27-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 61,083
Views: 9,131,959
Posted By jamesdak

1984 Bianchi Piaggio - $275

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03-26-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,409
Posted By jamesdak

I must too, LOL! To be honest about my...

I must too, LOL! To be honest about my situation and saddles. I hardly ever take the same bike out twice in a row. I really do ride all those bikes I have. So I never get used to one saddle. ...
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By jamesdak

Yep, that look larger than the stated size. I've...

Yep, that look larger than the stated size. I've had two of them both the wrong size. Nothing very special about these to be honest but I love the paint job and want one in my size solely for that...
Replies: 16
Views: 601
Posted By jamesdak

Ummmm....... You could get on of the...

Ummmm.......

You could get on of the pre-Trek era Lemond bikes. Then you'd still have a Lemond and an Italian bike since they were built in Italy. ;)
03-25-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 764
Posted By jamesdak

That's one nice ride!

That's one nice ride!
03-25-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,409
Posted By jamesdak

Awesome, good find!!!!!!!

Awesome, good find!!!!!!!
03-25-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,409
Posted By jamesdak

Yeah, maybe that was speculation vs actual...

Yeah, maybe that was speculation vs actual experience? I just use Proofhide on both my Brooks and Gyes. I don't really see a difference with either of them in terms of breaking in or comfort. In...
03-24-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,409
Posted By jamesdak

Yeah, if there wasn't the setback issue I...

Yeah, if there wasn't the setback issue I probably would never have looked past the Brooks. I think someone on here referred me to the Gyes.

I will say I find the Fizik Kurves to feel pretty...
03-24-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,409
Posted By jamesdak

Yep, Velo Orange used to sell them with their...

Yep, Velo Orange used to sell them with their name also. Not sure why they aren't as distributed as they were. Maybe the Brooks "mystique" makes them unmarketable?
03-24-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,409
Posted By jamesdak

To be honest I'm not sure where to source them...

To be honest I'm not sure where to source them anymore other than Ebay. Crow Cycle used to be my go to source for them but they seem to be gone now.
03-24-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,409
Posted By jamesdak

I used to believe this too until the Gyes. Now...

I used to believe this too until the Gyes. Now having running both brands amongst the bikes for many years I just don't believe this anymore. With my 33" bike inseam on a 68" body I need a lot of...
03-24-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,409
Posted By jamesdak

See, that's how bad my brain is getting. I...

See, that's how bad my brain is getting. I literally stopped typing that sentence to google both models since I don't trust my own memory. Then I come right back to the thread and type in the wrong...
03-24-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,409
Posted By jamesdak

For the sake of comparison. Here's a Brooks and a...

For the sake of comparison. Here's a Brooks and a Gyes side by side. I took the calipers to them and the leather and rails are thicker on the Gyes by about a 10th or two of a mm. The other difference...
03-24-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 590
Posted By jamesdak

:love::love::love: What a beauty!

:love::love::love:

What a beauty!
03-23-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 524
Posted By jamesdak

Should be a great ride out on the road. Love the...

Should be a great ride out on the road. Love the color more than the yellow of mine. Enjoy!
03-23-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2,795
Views: 679,882
Posted By jamesdak

I guess I can add more of the recent stuff: ...

I guess I can add more of the recent stuff:

Ochsner SL model:
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Ochsner SL with...
03-23-21, 05:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By jamesdak

Looks like you've got something good to work with...

Looks like you've got something good to work with there. Enjoy the adventure.
03-22-21, 05:00 PM
03-22-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 555
Posted By jamesdak

Yep, you need to somehow secure the cable housing...

Yep, you need to somehow secure the cable housing for the RD. My Stella's braze-on's took care of that for me. My Huret RD also had two positions for the cage spring. That spring comes off easily...
03-22-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,409
Posted By jamesdak

This!!! The Gyes are quality built, have...

This!!!

The Gyes are quality built, have longer rails than Brooks, and much cheaper. I've been using them for years and have had no problems with them. Highly recommend if you can find them.
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03-22-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 298
Posted By jamesdak

Having just made the same decision myself I like...

Having just made the same decision myself I like the darker brown sidewalls on a red bike.
03-22-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 536
Posted By jamesdak

Well I think you are looking in the right time...

Well I think you are looking in the right time frame for sure. Late 80's gives modern spacing in most cases so you don't need to deal with cold setting the rear and making sure everything is...
03-21-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,951
Posted By jamesdak

:beer:

:beer:
03-21-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,075
Posted By jamesdak

LOL, another project I need to refinish. Duck...

LOL, another project I need to refinish. Duck stool I found one day antiquing.

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