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08-23-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 643
Posted By TenGrainBread

Wrong forum iab 😂

Wrong forum iab 😂
08-19-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,351
Posted By TenGrainBread

Has anybody confirmed that this is actually true?...

Has anybody confirmed that this is actually true? The reason why I question this line of reasoning is that, as far as I can see, modern frames with sloping top tubes are offered in the same range of...
08-18-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By TenGrainBread

Very cool. One of those nail-biting moments where...

Very cool. One of those nail-biting moments where you question if it's worth it while doing it.
08-16-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6,523
Views: 1,949,023
Posted By TenGrainBread

That's a threadless steerer on that Surly fork.

That's a threadless steerer on that Surly fork.
08-07-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By TenGrainBread

Clean. What rims are those? The red ano is very...

Clean. What rims are those? The red ano is very 90s in a good way.
08-06-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,316
Posted By TenGrainBread

Definitely a steel frame :thumb: Nervar Star...

Definitely a steel frame :thumb:

Nervar Star cranks. Specced on Raleighs when Stronglight couldn't supply enough cranks during the 70s Boom (just like with Schwinn and others).

I would expect...
08-06-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,809
Posted By TenGrainBread

LHT is a nice touring bike but spending $1300 on...

LHT is a nice touring bike but spending $1300 on a new touring bike when there is an abundance of cheap and capable vintage tourers and mountain bikes around is beyond me.
08-05-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,809
Posted By TenGrainBread

If you really must put on a carbon fork, the best...

If you really must put on a carbon fork, the best option would be a Wound Up composite fork. They will do a steel threaded 1-inch steerer for you so you can use your original headset if desired.
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08-04-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By TenGrainBread

FWIW the claimed ability of a rigid seatpost to...

FWIW the claimed ability of a rigid seatpost to meaningfully "absorb shocks" is probably nonsense. It's a very small and rigid component, no matter the material. Nobody has ever done any scientific...
08-02-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,237
Posted By TenGrainBread

:roflmao:

:roflmao:
08-02-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,237
Posted By TenGrainBread

Oh my. :foo:

Oh my. :foo:
07-31-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By TenGrainBread

I will throw in a guess of 1981 World Sport....

I will throw in a guess of 1981 World Sport. Componentry and frame look pretty similar. Red decals probably sunfaded and someone removed the turkey levers and put on downtube shifters.

From...
07-30-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 624
Posted By TenGrainBread

That Quantum is so mint. Dang. My partner...

That Quantum is so mint. Dang.

My partner and I repainted and rebuilt a late 90s Klein Navigator for her. This was made right after the Trek acquisition but still at the WA factory, before it was...
07-30-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By TenGrainBread

If you want lighter, smoother brake action, you...

If you want lighter, smoother brake action, you should really be replacing the cables and housing, as well as cleaning and lubricating the brake calipers themselves, before changing the spring...
07-28-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,846
Posted By TenGrainBread

masi61 Fantastic parts there. I'd like to see a...

masi61 Fantastic parts there. I'd like to see a full pic of that Cdale.

Notice the MicroDrive logo on your short cage XC Pro derailleur. Not many mountain derailleurs came with such a short cage,...
07-28-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,846
Posted By TenGrainBread

Clean XC Pro cranks and XCII bear trap pedals ...

Clean XC Pro cranks and XCII bear trap pedals
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Roller Cams!...
07-26-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 792
Posted By TenGrainBread

I have used WD-40 a few times inside the tubes...

I have used WD-40 a few times inside the tubes when I ran out of Framesaver. It definitely works, but it might be thinner and less long-lasting than something like Framesaver but I don't store my...
07-25-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By TenGrainBread

Buying new parts for it is a surefire way to lose...

Buying new parts for it is a surefire way to lose money on it when you sell it. Parts almost always cost more than what you can sell an old used bike for, especially new parts. If I were you I'd sell...
07-22-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,192
Posted By TenGrainBread

You could say this about any...

You could say this about any technical/engineering term. The purpose of having a word for it is so that you don't have to say "A mechanical system actuated by a different controller for each state"...
07-20-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,718
Posted By TenGrainBread

Oury grips will not do on a bike of such style...

Oury grips will not do on a bike of such style and grace. Rustiness is the answer.
07-20-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,420
Posted By TenGrainBread

Now it's time to get a touring bike so you can...

Now it's time to get a touring bike so you can free your beautiful stallion of that rack :innocent:
07-17-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,123
Posted By TenGrainBread

Super cool. Definitely want to try a suicide...

Super cool. Definitely want to try a suicide shifter FD one day.
07-17-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,179
Posted By TenGrainBread

I have a guaranteed way for getting good: ...

I have a guaranteed way for getting good:

Quit your job and make $12/hr working at a bike shop.
07-16-19, 11:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,947
Posted By TenGrainBread

Sorry to see you go. I'm not in love with the...

Sorry to see you go. I'm not in love with the platform either but the issues here and there hardly seem reason enough to leave the community. The website is pretty functional. Maybe I just remember...
07-16-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,951
Posted By TenGrainBread

My current favorite is the Crank Bros Stamp...

My current favorite is the Crank Bros Stamp platform. I'm running two Stamp 7s on bikes, one silver and one black, and they both look good. In terms of other platforms I have used, Wellgo MG-1 is...
07-16-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,411
Posted By TenGrainBread

Here are some pictures of the frameset: ...

Here are some pictures of the frameset:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32849023167_9a1a75ebfd_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/S3KQ9p)
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07-15-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,019
Posted By TenGrainBread

If it's a 5 bolt then 4 bolts should be...

If it's a 5 bolt then 4 bolts should be sufficient to keep the ring on securely. I wouldn't worry too much.

If your OCD is going to bother you, I'd switch cranks or clean up the threads. If...
07-15-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,411
Posted By TenGrainBread

Scott - there are some Japanese bike shops and...

Scott - there are some Japanese bike shops and collectors who would basically complete your needs in a visit or two if you pursued the custom builder route. I'm thinking Shinkai Cycle, specifically....
07-15-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 840
Posted By TenGrainBread

Sad news about your brother. He sounds like an...

Sad news about your brother. He sounds like an amazing athlete with quite a spirit. As others have said, there is a rich market of recumbents and trikes that allow riding when a traditional diamond...
07-11-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 91,444
Posted By TenGrainBread

Don't think I ever posted my '73 Schwinn Sports...

Don't think I ever posted my '73 Schwinn Sports Tourer here.

https://live.staticflickr.com/7867/46635218105_49b48aebd8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2e3ZFAz)
07-07-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,942
Posted By TenGrainBread

It feels good once you've gotten rid of a few,...

It feels good once you've gotten rid of a few, believe me.
07-07-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,304
Posted By TenGrainBread

The UCI doesn't govern triathlons.

The UCI doesn't govern triathlons.
07-06-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6,523
Views: 1,949,023
Posted By TenGrainBread

Finished this drop bar conversion on a 1999...

Finished this drop bar conversion on a 1999 Schwinn Homegrown hardtail (made in Portland, Oregon).

Fork: Shimano Pro XCR
Wheels: XTR M950 hubs with Bontrager Valiant rims, SimWorks Homage 26x1.95...
07-05-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By TenGrainBread

Spindle size depends on the crank you're using....

Spindle size depends on the crank you're using. Each crank has its own spindle size recommendation, although you can vary it slightly depending on the chainline and chainstay clearance. So choose a...
07-02-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,472
Posted By TenGrainBread

There are so many different factors at play with...

There are so many different factors at play with a difficult to mount tire/rim that I wouldn't blame a certain rim/tire for being difficult. Although Conti clinchers have a rep for being a tight fit....
06-30-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,760
Posted By TenGrainBread

I'm pretty skeptical. They offer two bike...

I'm pretty skeptical.

They offer two bike models and about a million pieces of random GQ-esque clothing and accessories.

The bike models are just rebranded Co-Motion heavy duty touring bikes.
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06-30-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,131
Posted By TenGrainBread

Very cool bike. High end aluminum bikes from the...

Very cool bike. High end aluminum bikes from the mid to late 90s and very early 2000s are great. This was right before hydroforming started to become dominant in aluminum bike design so the bikes...
06-29-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,018
Posted By TenGrainBread

Waterford just posted a Raleigh Pro they...

Waterford just posted a Raleigh Pro they restored.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BzMfJpVFnPQ/?igshid=1w7gy6z8awqcl
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06-19-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,063
Posted By TenGrainBread

Fork's definitely bent.

Fork's definitely bent.
06-18-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,063
Posted By TenGrainBread

Nice find. The main tubes look to be bonded...

Nice find. The main tubes look to be bonded instead of welded to the lugs?

Definitely replace the tires. Continental Grand Prix Classics in a 25mm should work. Replace all consumables if possible....
06-18-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,718
Posted By TenGrainBread

Flats are the way to go as far as I'm concerned....

Flats are the way to go as far as I'm concerned. I have used and can highly recommend Crank Bros Stamps, Shimano Saints, and Wellgo MG-1s. All great pedals, the Wellgos the most budget friendly.
06-09-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,718
Posted By TenGrainBread

Same. My first city bike was a decent chromoly...

Same. My first city bike was a decent chromoly Taiwanese mixte from the early 80s and it was such a sweet ride. I had a front rack with Wald set up and it was nice to have the leg room to get off and...
06-04-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By TenGrainBread

The welds on that Bikes Direct Moto are fine....

The welds on that Bikes Direct Moto are fine. It's an aluminum bike, so the welds are going to be bigger by virtue of the material. From a welding point of view that is pretty well-done. They are not...
06-02-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By TenGrainBread

I normally like a contrast color for bar tape but...

I normally like a contrast color for bar tape but matching them here just works. Very very nice Superior. Any plans for decals?
06-01-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By TenGrainBread

Will look better with the stickers off.

Will look better with the stickers off.
05-30-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,271
Posted By TenGrainBread

I'll be the one to go against the tide and say...

I'll be the one to go against the tide and say use the Lark. Yeah the later Suntour derailleurs are better designed, but the Lark fits better with a 60s bike and is a unique piece of kit, even if low...
05-28-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 870
Posted By TenGrainBread

Are you looking at a certain bike specifically or...

Are you looking at a certain bike specifically or just wanting a Bianchi in general?

Old catalogs are available online but sparse. Users T-Mar and Bianchigirll have extensive knowledge and...
05-23-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,604
Posted By TenGrainBread

SurferRosa Nothing wrong with Duopars. Not many...

SurferRosa Nothing wrong with Duopars. Not many mechs can compare to the chain wrap capacity of an Eco or Titane. Nor is the Eco (steel cage version) even that heavy for a nice long cage touring...
05-22-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,557
Posted By TenGrainBread

So the producer wants to spend a boatload of...

So the producer wants to spend a boatload of money buying, painting, and customizing a new bike that still will never look old, instead of just going on Craigslist and getting the real thing for...
05-13-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By TenGrainBread

Paul makes a version of their Funky Monkey Cable...

Paul makes a version of their Funky Monkey Cable Hanger that clamps onto the vertical part of the quill stem. A bit pricy ($40-50) but should be the nicest cable hanger you're going to find. Get the...
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