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09-15-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 14,178
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Three now. I fail to see the difficulty that...

Three now. I fail to see the difficulty that spawned this thread. I'll bet you could get up to four in mere moments. :D
09-15-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Along with it just being a good-looking bike...

Along with it just being a good-looking bike generally, my wife likes how it matches your door. ;)
09-15-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Your bike. Do what you like! :)

Your bike. Do what you like! :)
09-15-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 876
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Thanks for saying that much more concisely than I...

Thanks for saying that much more concisely than I was about to. ;)

All the non-frame variables discussed above impact the overall ride. I think we all get that. I've swapped wheelsets, tires,...
09-14-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By Fahrenheit531

This. When my Raleigh was set up 1x5 I went...

This. When my Raleigh was set up 1x5 I went 13-15-16-17-19 on a 42 ring and it treated me well for relatively fast urban riding.
09-14-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 495
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Not weird. Very cool. :thumb:

Not weird.
Very cool.
:thumb:
09-14-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 876
Posted By Fahrenheit531

The compounding of small differences. That makes...

The compounding of small differences. That makes sense. It still amazes me how differently two bicycles can feel and perform when they appear, on paper, to be nearly identical.
09-14-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 980
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Wow. More than I ever knew I wanted to know about...

Wow. More than I ever knew I wanted to know about insoles. Thanks for the link. :thumb:
09-14-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 876
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Different Stiffness, Same Tubing... So Why?

Now that I've settled on three bikes that I really like, riding each regularly, I've noticed they seem to differ in stiffness even though they're all butted 531:

'79 Competition GS is by far the...
09-14-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 14,178
Posted By Fahrenheit531

And your 10th post was worth the wait. :lol: But...

And your 10th post was worth the wait. :lol: But where are the pics?
09-13-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 648
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Sexy as hell, that red. :thumb:

Sexy as hell, that red. :thumb:
09-13-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,276
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Yep. I see a lot of win here. Well done sir!...

Yep. I see a lot of win here. Well done sir! :thumb:
09-13-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Chainring found. :thumb:

Chainring found. :thumb:
Replies: 18
Views: 808
Posted By Fahrenheit531

PDG Paramounts never fail to get a shrug and a...

PDG Paramounts never fail to get a shrug and a meh from me. This one is no different.
09-12-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Thanks all for the suggestions. Took a look at...

Thanks all for the suggestions. Took a look at the Vuelta but they're just not doing it for me aesthetically, at least not for this bike; I'll file the name in long-term memory for future reference...
09-12-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By Fahrenheit531

WTB Chainring, 130BCD 50/48T

As the subject line says; looking to go slightly smaller on the big ring. Japanese only for the bike in question, so Sugino/Shimano preferred. 50 or 48T. Thanks much!

EDIT: Chainring found.
09-12-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,992
Posted By Fahrenheit531

To this point I've always run the stock 52 big...

To this point I've always run the stock 52 big and 42, 40, or 39 small, but I've been thinking lately of going to 50 or even 48 on the big ring as I almost never use the two smallest cogs on the big...
09-11-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 531
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Very cool. :thumb:

Very cool. :thumb:
09-10-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,106
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Deleted my FB about five years ago, never looked...

Deleted my FB about five years ago, never looked back. Eff 'em. The more you learn, the worse they are.
I've got better things to do and I'll not volunteer to be Zuckerberg's product.
09-10-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,683
Posted By Fahrenheit531

"All" is a big word and no, we really...

"All" is a big word and no, we really don't.
09-09-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,172
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Ding ding ding! We have a winner. I tightened up...

Ding ding ding! We have a winner. I tightened up the headset just a hair -- not enough to feel a difference while riding, but enough to sense a tiny increase in friction when it's in the stand -- and...
09-07-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,069
Posted By Fahrenheit531

My guess is that's an intentional lighting choice...

My guess is that's an intentional lighting choice by a salmon. Reversing the red/white would make it less obvious he's riding against traffic, at least at a distance, reducing the chance that law...
09-03-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,776
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Wear whatever's comfortable for you. Done....

Wear whatever's comfortable for you.
Done. :thumb:
09-03-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By Fahrenheit531

PM inbound on Brev. Campy.

PM inbound on Brev. Campy.
08-31-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,813
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I can't afford to contribute monetarily, but I'll...

I can't afford to contribute monetarily, but I'll certainly take a moment to admire your bike because that Superior is supercool. I'll be riding El Tour de Tucson in November on one or the other of...
08-30-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,478
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I spent a year or so in Oregon and yes, autumn is...

I spent a year or so in Oregon and yes, autumn is actually a thing. It's pretty cool.
(Pun not intended, but deliberately left intact.)
Anyway, I'll check back in when something that feels like...
08-30-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,246
Posted By Fahrenheit531

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N39uwTykTQk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N39uwTykTQk
08-30-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,351
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Climbing will always suck. It's just a matter of...

Climbing will always suck. It's just a matter of degree.
08-20-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 701
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Leave as-is.

Leave as-is.
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I'm curious how we know this about the frame,...

I'm curious how we know this about the frame, given the absence of a 531 decal of any sort. But 531 or not, at $30 I'd buy it for the brakes and whatever other assorted parts I could use.
08-17-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 887
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Buy now, ask the rest of your questions later.

Buy now, ask the rest of your questions later.
08-17-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By Fahrenheit531

On two otherwise equally-built machines, steel...

On two otherwise equally-built machines, steel will always be the more comfortable and lively.

Yep. Always. :)
08-17-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 25,874
Posted By Fahrenheit531

[...19 months pass.] So I'm about to start...

[...19 months pass.]

So I'm about to start messing with the MAFAC Racers on my Raleigh. Checking BF to get a sense of factory setup, how to optimize performance, what's a no-go, etc.
There was a...
08-11-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By Fahrenheit531

So cool. :thumb:

So cool. :thumb:
08-11-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I had an '84 Tempo. It was a bit too small for me...

I had an '84 Tempo. It was a bit too small for me or I'd still have it. Nice bike. :)
08-10-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Does it look like this...

Does it look like this (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/607075-schwinn-double-score-today-tempo-super-sport.html)?
08-10-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,993
Posted By Fahrenheit531

They're just plain ugly. Until you put 'em...

They're just plain ugly.

Until you put 'em next to the Weinmann version, I suppose. Then they're half decent. But who's gonna ride around with a spare Weinmann brake caliper hanging from their...
08-10-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,308
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Maybe you just have what you need or want. I...

Maybe you just have what you need or want.

I let a 531-framed Trek -- in my size and well-equipped -- sit on the CL for a couple of weeks not too long ago, priced below $200. Don't get me wrong, I...
08-07-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Looks like a cheap and dirty respray, as the...

Looks like a cheap and dirty respray, as the chrome socks, both on the fork and stays, are absent. A lot of the things in the picture just look "off," though (could just be a crap picture). I can say...
08-07-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Very cool! I've wondered more than once if such a...

Very cool! I've wondered more than once if such a list existed. :thumb:
08-05-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,796
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I don't think you're gonna find all your "musts"...

I don't think you're gonna find all your "musts" in a single tire. That said, nothing I've tried are even remotely close to the 32mm Compass I run on my Volare in terms of fast, grippy comfort. But...
08-05-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Awesome. Thanks for sharing this. :)

Awesome. Thanks for sharing this. :)
08-04-19, 11:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 776
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Very cool frame. Someone's gonna be happy. :)

Very cool frame. Someone's gonna be happy. :)
08-04-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,172
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Just another update on this issue on this bike...

Just another update on this issue on this bike for posterity:

I switched the bike back to single speed this weekend. On the menu was a completely different (and heavier) wheelset and a return to a...
08-04-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,339
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I don't know why Suntour Sprint doesn't get more...

I don't know why Suntour Sprint doesn't get more love. Excellent stuff. Just lesser-known perhaps?...
08-03-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,534
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Three. They're listed just to the left of this...

Three. They're listed just to the left of this post.

What makes them so? Dunno. But I like them and don't feel the need to seek out more or better. :)
08-02-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 434
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that isn't...

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that isn't rust on the hubs. Grease and grime, aged to perfection. Should scrub right off.
08-01-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 24,389
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Change your mindset. You're not "in traffic." You...

Change your mindset. You're not "in traffic." You are traffic. Act accordingly, and the cars around you will tend to do the same.
07-31-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 611
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I'm looking at the size of the pivot (or whatever...

I'm looking at the size of the pivot (or whatever we'd call it) portion of the assembly. Each is as wide as the downtube itself, and I consider that "bulky looking" even though they're exceptionally...
07-31-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 611
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Actually the Cyclone shifters, if we're talking...

Actually the Cyclone shifters, if we're talking about these...
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x427/cycloneshifters_a1d4129a8e3d4ab861d2e99dcc182a7a6d43aff1.jpg
...are much...
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