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10-23-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,882
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

:roflmao::roflmao::roflmao: If not a...

:roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:

If not a Paramount, then an Expedition. Why? Precedent. Wire-in-frame + holes-drilled-in-frame (both from the factory) precedent. Sure, it was for a generator, but...
10-22-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,038
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

There are a lot of rubbish IPAs out there....

There are a lot of rubbish IPAs out there. Mediocre ones, too. So I more than understand many people's distaste for them. Lately, I have found myself more interested in less aggressive beers (dark...
09-25-20, 01:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 545
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

You're good to go. Ride and enjoy! :thumb:

You're good to go. Ride and enjoy! :thumb:
09-24-20, 01:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Actually, most low-end Cannondales had decent...

Actually, most low-end Cannondales had decent components in those first 5-6 years if you take a spin through their catalogs. The post/clamp seatpost on this SR400 is an anomoly (it's a Strong Model...
09-20-20, 12:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

As gugie said, it was probably me, but that looks...

As gugie said, it was probably me, but that looks like their 68cm (CTC) frame size and not a 65cm like I had mentioned. Lovely bike nevertheless! Pending a final component update on my 62cm...
09-16-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 5,012
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

We're now in the 150-160s right now. Still bad,...

We're now in the 150-160s right now. Still bad, but not 190 or 200 or more. I'll be out of town for a few days coming up, so hopefully when I'm back, it'll be at 100 or less because I am missing...
09-16-20, 02:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,592
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Well it's been a month since the last...

Well it's been a month since the last correspondence and much has been done to pair down and sort out which frames go and which stay. The Paramount enjoys Di2 life and looks devastating in that black...
09-13-20, 12:44 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 5,012
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I'm gonna be another big NOPE entry on the whole...

I'm gonna be another big NOPE entry on the whole riding thing as a Seattle proper denizen. Thursday was marginal throughout the day, but cleared up well around 10:00pm to midnight. The forecast of...
09-12-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Thank you for corroborating (with actual...

Thank you for corroborating (with actual experience) my statement. It's hard to tell who's trying to be clever on BF at times as we have those who hold to the belief that if it isn't steel it's junk,...
09-10-20, 12:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 856
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Good to hear that you are well on your way to a...

Good to hear that you are well on your way to a well-functioning Miyata.

As for decency, I have plenty:

;)
...
09-09-20, 02:52 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,378
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Yet another 6400 600 fan for all the reasons...

Yet another 6400 600 fan for all the reasons mentioned. Beautiful, accurate, and robust.
7400 (7402 specifically) Dura-Ace is another groupset that I do like a lot, but ultimately wish to make it a...
09-04-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 465
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Looks MINT! Love the colors, and agree, indexed...

Looks MINT! Love the colors, and agree, indexed shifting is really nice. Not that friction can't be, but...indexed, hello!
09-04-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 465
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Good news: by and large, these indexed shifters...

Good news: by and large, these indexed shifters essentially never (as in like 99.99999999% of the time) need an servicing or lubrication. It's pretty remarkable to dig up mid- and low-end SIS...
09-03-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Good (frame/fork/headset) lugged frameset weights...

Good (frame/fork/headset) lugged frameset weights for bikes in the 25" / 63.5cm CTT range (Prestige, SL, SLX, 531, etc....but mostly Prestige) is 3,000g or 6 lb 9 oz. Knock the headset out and it's...
09-01-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,242
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I don't know if any of you know about these...

I don't know if any of you know about these things called modern and semi-modern race cars, where they, upon impact (like a crash into a barrier or wall), pretty much explode. It's been that way for...
08-31-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,242
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

The bikes in that article may very well be used,...

The bikes in that article may very well be used, but we have yet to see a number of them. Not super flattering views for several of those, and aero bikes are a bit bulky.

For those of us watching...
08-31-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 752
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

The paint, overall, presents well. For $10,...

The paint, overall, presents well. For $10, you're in "can't lose" territory. Is the bike low on the Schwinn range? Yes. This either means it's not worth putting money into or it's a means to...
08-31-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3,698
Views: 326,985
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

See PM.

See PM.
08-31-20, 01:18 AM
Replies: 3,698
Views: 326,985
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I've been sorting and selling frames and...

I've been sorting and selling frames and components and trying to not have my apartment look like a post-EF3 tornado on a continual basis. I am mostly successful.

I've been doing a number of...
08-28-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Guess this means I need to buy and ride a 720...

Guess this means I need to buy and ride a 720 now! Several ST's and none felt harsh, only race bike quick on out-of-saddle efforts, with great in-saddle ride and handling manners. Definitely want...
08-27-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,176
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

It's why I always qualify my riding scenario when...

It's why I always qualify my riding scenario when discussing brakes or anything else vintage that may be "just fine" to many but aren't in an area with steep hills (mountain roads or in the city);...
08-27-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 58,625
Views: 8,592,496
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Indeed. There have been a few Centurions posted...

Indeed. There have been a few Centurions posted on CL lately that have been intriguing. Ultimately, I have 3-4 really nice 25" frames that I am looking to find new and good homes, so as interesting...
08-26-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,950
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

:roflmao::roflmao::roflmao: ...and I make...

:roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:

...and I make them look good. :)
08-22-20, 11:45 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,725
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Yeah, that's me. :)

Yeah, that's me. :)
08-22-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,725
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

As a few others have said, naming something was a...

As a few others have said, naming something was a bit difficult. I wasn't going list something that I didn't have experience in (like NR/SR shifting/braking, or tubulars), and I didn't want to...
08-20-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2,397
Views: 787,860
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

This is me on my Specialized Expedition. There is...

This is me on my Specialized Expedition. There is an ease of rapidity in all riding situations that I didn't expect. You could call it planing, you could call it a symbiotic, you could call it a...
08-20-20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 895
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Glad you are ok and that it didn't take you down...

Glad you are ok and that it didn't take you down along with it! I vote for a first gen 8-speed or early 9-speed Ergo era RD. Classy, robust, and with the B-tension screw where it should be (mounted...
08-17-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,604
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I am....not going to fall for this sort of thing...

I am....not going to fall for this sort of thing (again?). Time and chance, moth and rust--all have their way with created things, both precious and expendable. Technologies to both read/examine (on...
08-12-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,227
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

"Sir, I'm going to need you to put the can opener...

"Sir, I'm going to need you to put the can opener down on the ground and slide it over to me." :roflmao:
08-12-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,980
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Let's all give ourselves a round of applause, as...

Let's all give ourselves a round of applause, as we BF C&V'ers have performed yet another Blow The Single-Post OP Out Of The Water job! "Hey man, are you ready for an AVALANCHE of answers??? 'Cause...
08-12-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,227
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Thank you, Andy Antipas / sorry I was the...

Thank you, Andy Antipas / sorry I was the catalyst that dragged you into this. :)

The question, as phrased, was/is technically an objective one as it is framed with regard to performance....
08-12-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,227
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Yes. Unequivocally.

Yes. Unequivocally.
08-12-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,980
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Ah, the torch has to be passed some time. The...

Ah, the torch has to be passed some time. The '80s were a fulcrum point--the height of lugged construction (in production bikes) while also its swan song (pre-TIG), the focusing of bicycle types...
08-12-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,980
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Welcome ChrisCranks to Bike Forums! Interesting...

Welcome ChrisCranks to Bike Forums! Interesting question, but very well stated and contextualized, thus, a good question. There are a number of '80s steel (and aluminum later on) frames available for...
08-12-20, 01:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,592
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

There comes a point when we just call it good...

There comes a point when we just call it good (because it is good, or good enough) and move forward. Or come into a situation knowing the components we want to use. We have researched and discovered...
08-11-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,592
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Great advice for those reading as I've been doing...

Great advice for those reading as I've been doing that or have thought that for a while now, thankfully. It's good to have other confirm my thoughts there. I work all the angle/height/aesthetic...
08-11-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2,765
Views: 656,034
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Man that Del Rey is beautiful! The stealthy and...

Man that Del Rey is beautiful! The stealthy and sultry black and grey with accenting decals and silver is just fantastic. And they made these in super huge 68.5cm versions (that's more for me though,...
08-11-20, 01:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,592
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Thread dredge! A considerable amount of...

Thread dredge!

A considerable amount of thinking post-bike fit-analysis (7/2 was that date) has gone on in the past month, as well as a considerable amount of CAD work, busting my butt on...
08-10-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,763
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I use Dumonde Tech chain lube--the normal medium...

I use Dumonde Tech chain lube--the normal medium or dark green color and not the neon green color (or is that the bottle it comes in?). I haven't used any on this chain yet as it has low mileage and...
08-10-20, 01:56 AM
Replies: 58,625
Views: 8,592,496
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

That is a fine bicycle for a very fine price. As...

That is a fine bicycle for a very fine price. As much as I'd like to indulge, I need to keep things at two monster frames while I sort through my lesser-heighted frames (which are still fantastic)....
08-09-20, 12:18 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,066
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Ok, time to slot my newly acquired 1988...

Ok, time to slot my newly acquired 1988 Signature. It's massive at 67cm, but the 72.5 ST angle plus a 60cm top tube mean the reach is really reasonable. Lugs and fork crown are more or less...
08-06-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,763
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

This is a better shot of the colors at play....

This is a better shot of the colors at play. Really though, it needs to be seen in real life, or I need to get my friend whose good with a camera to help us all out.

There are no level places on...
08-06-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,763
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

It was actually a little brighter here in ambient...

It was actually a little brighter here in ambient light at 6:30pm or so, but the photos came out alright without much or any altering. Anyway...

BRS300 levers sitting pretty with Criterium bars...
08-06-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,763
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Well it's raining today, which means its a...

Well it's raining today, which means its a perfect day to upload some photos after riding around last night. Since iPhones, indirect lighting, and bicycles still don't go together the best, I have...
08-04-20, 01:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,763
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Thanks! It's getting fitted with Superbe Pro from...

Thanks! It's getting fitted with Superbe Pro from my now-too-small Allez SE. The dark anodized rims with the tan wall Veloflex Master tires, plus the lustrous silver components are a devastating...
08-03-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,763
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

With the bike weighing in at 21.9 lbs with the...

With the bike weighing in at 21.9 lbs with the carbon fork, anything I did was going to add weight. No matter, I was here to get it setup the way that fits me. A Brooks B17 saddle, different seat...
08-03-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,763
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

This is the original build sheet! I have...

This is the original build sheet! I have Photoshopped identifying information out, leaving only the year date and of course everything else in. Gold-status provenance IMO, as well as a great deal of...
08-03-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,763
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Decals are in great shape. ...

Decals are in great shape.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1800x1350/img_4196_2515084e988b048f9f9b64bec397233a02045047.jpg
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08-03-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,763
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Big Sig - 67cm 1988 Davidson Signature

So it appears RiddleOfSteel has left the (Stock Frame Size) building. Faced with the aftermath of a bike fit that, in short, gave his poor aesthetic ethos but two (two!) choices going forward: 1)...
08-03-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,905
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

My mind always goes to this parody of that quote:...

My mind always goes to this parody of that quote: :roflmao:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gx6TBrfCW54
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