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04-12-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 878
Posted By Senrab62

From the feedback you can see the love and...

From the feedback you can see the love and passion. It's what's awesome about the forum and bicycles in general. Do what you will as long as you ride it. Thanks for sharing!
04-12-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 878
Posted By Senrab62

Beautiful build

Perfect blend of period correct and modern. Classy af!
04-11-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 561
Posted By Senrab62

I've looked into that already. RJ on youtube also...

I've looked into that already. RJ on youtube also has a homemade version he has a tutorial on. I've also researched the vice method as well. Appreciate the info!



1 - camera angle/light...
04-09-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 561
Posted By Senrab62

Yes, I thought I mentioned, but definitely a...

Yes, I thought I mentioned, but definitely a refinish. Not pro by any means, but charming. Hoping to polish out some of the imperfections and smooth some areas out.

I believe a lot of ports become...
04-08-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 561
Posted By Senrab62

Yeah, gotta go cottered chainset. No question....

Yeah, gotta go cottered chainset. No question. But still don't have to be excited about my foray into cotters and more specialty tools! :foo:
04-08-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 561
Posted By Senrab62

Cottered would have been standard. Prefer...

Cottered would have been standard. Prefer cotterless. I have SL 49d on hand and TA as well to get her rolling. Ideally a Williams cottered chainset would be ideal though from a maintenance standpoint...
04-08-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 561
Posted By Senrab62

Moar pics, some catalog scans as well: ...

Moar pics, some catalog scans as well:

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04-08-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 561
Posted By Senrab62

Claud Butler track/path frame 1955?

Hey all. I know I've been saying no more frames or projects, and I did mean it when I said it last. "Did" is also past tense! :roflmao: Saw this one, and had to pounce. Not a value pick up due to...
04-06-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,702
Posted By Senrab62

Today's ride

Needs a bath. Heavy with the s3x wheelset (heavy, but indestructible) but rides smooth and perfect for hillier terrain. The weight doesn't impact average speed that I have noticed too much. Columbus...
04-03-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,078
Posted By Senrab62

[QUOTE=Gods lonely man;21998390] Skid...

[QUOTE=Gods lonely man;21998390]

Skid stopping and big gears on 20-50 mile fixed rides is silly and absurd. I am perfectly capable of skid stopping, it just makes no sense to me. The connection to...
04-02-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,702
Posted By Senrab62

Beautiful! How does it ride. Looks spectacular!

Beautiful! How does it ride. Looks spectacular!
04-02-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,702
Posted By Senrab62

Appreciate the thorough explanation. I...

Appreciate the thorough explanation.

I don't skid either, and never wanted to. Bikes look cleaner w/o brakes, especially track bikes, but skidding ruins tires and is inefficient as eff. Not worth...
04-01-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,702
Posted By Senrab62

LOOOOOVE this bike. Considering the 650b...

LOOOOOVE this bike. Considering the 650b conversion for the red bike. How do you like it so far. How did it impact geometry/feel? Any regrets? 23mm max tire width is not ideal.

Build looks...
03-30-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Nbd
Views: 923
Posted By Senrab62

Yessir! Was trying to get a feel, then I felt...

Yessir! Was trying to get a feel, then I felt like a "flat spot" sensation about a mile in. That's when I noticed the separation of the tubular. Haven't given it "the beans" yet, unfortunately.
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03-29-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,078
Posted By Senrab62

They can be bad for knees. I've had both of my...

They can be bad for knees. I've had both of my ACLs reconstructed, with surgeries dating back over 20yrs.

With proper fit, appropriate gearing (spin to win!) and proper brakes I don't have any...
03-28-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,702
Posted By Senrab62

Ha!! Sorry for the TMI. :) Rough around the...

Ha!! Sorry for the TMI. :)

Rough around the edges, like it's owner????
03-28-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,702
Posted By Senrab62

That "fastback" style stay treatment is a...

That "fastback" style stay treatment is a trademark of Ron Boi (the builder) and many others for that matter. I always have appreciated the look.

Very short reach calipers are needed. Need...
03-26-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,702
Posted By Senrab62

Maintenance ride. Shooting for 80+ a week. Old...

Maintenance ride. Shooting for 80+ a week. Old man ****. Still not sure on components. Have a different saddle tI need to install, and looking for a different front caliper option.

Crusty and...
03-26-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Nbd
Views: 923
Posted By Senrab62

ISO BB, surprisingly. Thought it could be Italian...

ISO BB, surprisingly. Thought it could be Italian based on the dove cutout.

Posted this in another thread, but oh what the hell:...
03-22-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,702
Posted By Senrab62

Funny you mention this: There is another thread...

Funny you mention this: There is another thread in C&V regarding a track bike that appears to have fork damage from a Keirin fork mounted caliper similar to mine. That coupled with my experience...
03-22-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,702
Posted By Senrab62

​​​​​IAmSam helped, and I also scored a complete...

​​​​​IAmSam helped, and I also scored a complete NOS version of the Dia Compe including pictured lever for $30 shipped (they usually run about $75+ shipped for the complete kit). The clamps from...
03-18-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,702
Posted By Senrab62

Almost done!

Took out for maiden voyage. Developed separation (visible at 9 o'clock on rear wheel) on tubular. Don't know if it's deformed or just came unglued. Either way, new tubs and glue is in order. Took...
03-14-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By Senrab62

Carnage

Ugh. According to my app doing 31+ on a flat after a hill, max effort. Lost the chain. Surprised I didn't wipe out. Frightening. I'm pretty diligent about my chains. This one wasn't stretched or...
03-13-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3,900
Views: 555,689
Posted By Senrab62

Ugh, last thing I need, but a solid price!

Ugh, last thing I need, but a solid price!
03-07-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,644
Posted By Senrab62

Thanks for sharing

Appreciate the pics and back story. Condolences to his family.
03-07-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 262
Posted By Senrab62

Those angles though

Beautiful bike! Thanks for sharing.

I too have a couple track bikes where the clearance is tight due headtube angles. Tire to down tube bothered me so much, I checked to ensure the fork wasn't...
03-05-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,702
Posted By Senrab62

Some saddles, especially leather, cause me to...

Some saddles, especially leather, cause me to skew to one side to accommodate the package. Maybe the same thing?
03-04-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 61,110
Views: 9,139,035
Posted By Senrab62

Yeah, hecuva deal someone got on that. Plus those...

Yeah, hecuva deal someone got on that. Plus those were typically blue iirc, so unique as well.
03-04-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,702
Posted By Senrab62

Got out yesterday, mid 50's so it's basically...

Got out yesterday, mid 50's so it's basically summer here in the Midwest.
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03-02-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 980
Posted By Senrab62

Multiple gears. Will allow you to manage effort,...

Multiple gears. Will allow you to manage effort, which will prevent sweaty messenger work day. Unless you have a shower at work. If you do, than mix it up.
03-02-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 733
Posted By Senrab62

Don't do it

I don't suggest a single wheel with a weight of 2.6kg w/I including tube or tire weight. Will not be a fun ride. Is there a reason you want a 5 spoke wheel outside of looks?
03-01-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,702
Posted By Senrab62

I hear you

bykemike beautiful project you have there. And I agree. I have some good quality bikes, but have been focusing on quality and uniqueness the past couple of years. Enjoy and ride as much as possible.
03-01-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,702
Posted By Senrab62

Beautiful!

Was this the 58cm on the auction site?! I was watching that one also. Beautiful details on that. Can't wait to see it built up!
02-26-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 962
Posted By Senrab62

Appreciate it

IAmSam thank you, you are a gentleman and a scholar.

Regarding replacement fork, as has been mentioned, too many other factors when adding an aftermarket fork. Rake, trail, fork to brown, steerer...
02-24-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,202
Posted By Senrab62

Rock n roll gold. Cleans and lubes. Have not...

Rock n roll gold. Cleans and lubes. Have not noticed excessive chain wear using it. Got a giant bottle that will last years for 20 bucks. Chain L is good but smelly and expensive.
02-23-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,105
Posted By Senrab62

Thanks! Looks great. Good luck with the sale!

Thanks!

Looks great. Good luck with the sale!
02-23-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,105
Posted By Senrab62

Curious

What's the TT length on that? I have a 58 waiting for a refurbish.
02-22-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 949
Posted By Senrab62

Updates with pics

Overhauled, ready to roll. Still need to reglue tubs, going to try current tires and will upgrade/replace once I get some mileage in.

Love this bike. It's sassy. Still need saddle, chain,...
02-22-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By Senrab62

****. Too slow. Dibs if Drew passes for some...

****. Too slow. Dibs if Drew passes for some reason.
02-22-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 695
Posted By Senrab62

Where are you located? Lots of options at 2k or...

Where are you located? Lots of options at 2k or less. What type or riding? Do you prefer lightweight or sturdiness?
02-22-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Nbd
Views: 923
Posted By Senrab62

Lazy

Sorry I was lazy and didn't post pics. Almost done. Overhauled headset. New BB. Repurposed crankset. Still need to reglue tubs, and see if I like them enough to invest in some new/better quality....
Replies: 17
Views: 1,301
Posted By Senrab62

Shame

Madison freewheel you can sometimes get parts cheap, and they do ship quickly, bit their pricing model and propensity to overinflate prices on everything all the time is awful. They used to price...
02-17-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 962
Posted By Senrab62

IAmSam which offered better performance, or are...

IAmSam which offered better performance, or are they about the same? Appreciate all feedback.
02-17-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 962
Posted By Senrab62

Thanks for all the replies. I have considered a...

Thanks for all the replies. I have considered a tange or even generic chrome fork, as this is to go on the track bike I just built. I don't know what's worse, the non matching fork or the mediocre...
02-17-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 962
Posted By Senrab62

Clamp on or undrilled options for brake calipers

Hey guys, know this has been discussed before, just wanted to see if there are any other options for alternatively mounted brake calipers before I pull the trigger on the Dia Compe clamp on option?
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02-17-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By Senrab62

Don't blame you!

Yeah, it's been miserable here as well. Too cold and too much snow for my blood. Keep us posted. I've been on the fence about these, but glad I pulled the trigger!
02-16-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By Senrab62

My experience is gravelkings run small, and...

My experience is gravelkings run small, and Continentals run big. Generic rule of thumb.

Those grand prix classics look sweet! Have you gotten any miles on them yet?
02-16-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 635
Posted By Senrab62

Vintage trek is my guess. Early 90s-ish?

Vintage trek is my guess. Early 90s-ish?
02-14-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,702
Posted By Senrab62

I've posted this before, but here it is 100%...

I've posted this before, but here it is 100% donezo. Rides great, smooth, and ability to adjust GI for wind or hills. Will be trying to get a bunch of miles on this once the weather eases up. ...
02-13-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,702
Posted By Senrab62

This. And my bike and therefore riding is better...

This. And my bike and therefore riding is better with brakes. And I like my tires. More reasons to have them, than reasons not to.
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