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11-19-19, 09:40 PM
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Posted By thook

thanks! it's a stunning looking ride :)

thanks! it's a stunning looking ride :)
11-19-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 334
Posted By thook

right. i thought that might be what you were...

right. i thought that might be what you were saying (asian bianchi) because it really makes nooo sense at all for someone to go through that much trouble to make it look like a bianchi if it wasn't...
11-19-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 334
Posted By thook

definitely a replacement fork! so, the...

definitely a replacement fork!

so, the former bianchi dealer doesn't believe the frame to be a bianchi at all..simply made up to be one?
11-18-19, 11:33 PM
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Posted By thook

<<<sound of my jaw hitting the floor>>> what...

<<<sound of my jaw hitting the floor>>>

what are the details of this drivetrain? please :D
11-17-19, 02:42 AM
Replies: 731
Views: 181,564
Posted By thook

in my experience, the veloce levers seem to me to...

in my experience, the veloce levers seem to me to have a longer reach when resting on the hoods. i mean, the lever body is pretty long. in which case, to me, they seem to work better with a compact...
11-15-19, 09:10 PM
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Views: 181,564
Posted By thook

noglider.... fantastic creation! i really...

noglider....

fantastic creation! i really like how it all looks together. what length of stem did you use? maybe 7cm?
11-14-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 871
Posted By thook

chromoly.... yeah, the VO stem is kinda...

chromoly....

yeah, the VO stem is kinda pricey. but, abshipp's onto to something if that nitto is still too long. those kalloy aren't expensive and still look nice....imo :D
11-14-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 731
Views: 181,564
Posted By thook

nope! ...lol i hope someone else chimes in...

nope! ...lol

i hope someone else chimes in here...hint..hint. am i the only soul who doesn't see a picture from noglider?
11-14-19, 12:38 PM
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Views: 181,564
Posted By thook

i don't see a picture.... :(

i don't see a picture.... :(
11-13-19, 08:47 PM
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Posted By thook

that's a rather nice match up with older brakes...

that's a rather nice match up with older brakes and newer pads!
11-13-19, 03:37 AM
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Views: 456
Posted By thook

kool stop "weinmann x" in salmon >...

kool stop "weinmann x" in salmon > black
11-13-19, 12:49 AM
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Views: 871
Posted By thook

ha! thought so. i've got a set of vantage rims on...

ha! thought so. i've got a set of vantage rims on some deore dx hubs i need to replace the spokes on....some day ;)

velo orange has a nice chrome quill with a 17* positive rise. works well to get...
11-13-19, 12:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 871
Posted By thook

pretty snazz! i take it you didn't need a shorter...

pretty snazz! i take it you didn't need a shorter reach stem, then? is that a ritchey vantage rim in the back?
11-05-19, 10:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 693
Posted By thook

i'd make it a casual gravel bike, but not to...

i'd make it a casual gravel bike, but not to race.

if the rims are alloy and there's sufficient chainstay clearance (dimples), kenda makes an okay gravel tread in 27x1 3/8. put some tektro short...
11-03-19, 10:23 PM
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Posted By thook

taiwan? lovely ride no matter!

taiwan? lovely ride no matter!
10-31-19, 10:39 PM
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Views: 8,098
Posted By thook

now, why couldn't schwinn have raked all their...

now, why couldn't schwinn have raked all their forks like those? that elegant, smooth transitioning, low, graceful curve. the super le tour fork of my '85 reminds me of surly's forks. like someone...
10-30-19, 10:21 PM
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Views: 12,836
Posted By thook

"you sure you wanna do that?"

"you sure you wanna do that?"
10-30-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,633
Posted By thook

i'd be surprised if that was actually made in...

i'd be surprised if that was actually made in china. it's the same era of my backwoods made in taiwan. nevertheless, if actually made in china, good job 'cause the alivio/acera...while not grail...
10-28-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 511
Posted By thook

dddd... i don't recall have any issues with...

dddd...

i don't recall have any issues with reaching the largest cog and i didn't center the derailleur on the cassette. and, it was on a 135mm spaced hub. that was four years ago, though. i've...
10-28-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 511
Posted By thook

not sure what you did differently, but i...

not sure what you did differently, but i successfully ran an 8spd shimano cassette with veloce 10spd shifters using a 7spd long cage alivio for several years without any modification.
10-27-19, 11:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By thook

thanks! i scored the wheels several years ago not...

thanks! i scored the wheels several years ago not really knowing what i was getting except for the rims. pretty good deal on'em, too, as i recall. 36h with gold ano'd v section araya's. not the...
10-27-19, 11:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By thook

wow...that is nice! quite the score 600ex...

wow...that is nice! quite the score

600ex derailleurs?
10-27-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,742
Posted By thook

well, thank you for taking the time to explain a...

well, thank you for taking the time to explain a bit. i did do some brief reading about using one this afternoon. i don't really have time to clean the bike right now, but i do have time to research...
10-27-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By thook

oh sharts! i have a wheelset with those hubs....

oh sharts! i have a wheelset with those hubs. didn't know they were 600EX. cool...'cause i also have some arab' derailleurs. it's a match for some "new" build! :thumb:
10-27-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,742
Posted By thook

Unca_Sam.... i'm glad i ran across this...i...

Unca_Sam....

i'm glad i ran across this...i think

i picked up a bontrager privateer fairly recently that has obvious white over spray on much of the bike. it's not thick on there....just a...
10-25-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,234
Posted By thook

it's the moogalith...haha! emerson...always...

it's the moogalith...haha!

emerson...always over the top. a real master of his instrument, though!

thanks a bunch for that! ;)

ps. and, somehow i knew that's what he was gonna sample. i was...
10-25-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,234
Posted By thook

lol...i'll have to look for that. thanks! elp fan!

lol...i'll have to look for that. thanks! elp fan!
10-25-19, 09:44 AM
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Posted By thook

it's there for a fender or a rack mount :beer:

it's there for a fender or a rack mount :beer:
10-25-19, 12:26 AM
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Views: 228,086
Posted By thook

ryansu..... those wheels look right sharp!...

ryansu.....

those wheels look right sharp! not too garish at all. imo, what makes it all work is the vintage wheelset. no standout modern graphics or rim profile. tasteful, modest embellishment!...
10-23-19, 02:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,200
Posted By thook

oh....and, i thought it was gonna be a joke about...

oh....and, i thought it was gonna be a joke about elvish preshley :foo:
10-23-19, 02:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,295
Posted By thook

and, he looks like jeff daniels!!

and, he looks like jeff daniels!!
10-22-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,295
Posted By thook

oh yes. and, then find a helmet that doesn't look...

oh yes. and, then find a helmet that doesn't look like a bowling ball sitting on top of my shoulders. fun stuff :/
10-21-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,234
Posted By thook

heaven's to merzatroid...that's a big bike!...

heaven's to merzatroid...that's a big bike! lovely!
10-21-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,234
Posted By thook

oh no....don't touch it! don't even look at...

oh no....don't touch it! don't even look at it...lol!

btw, my bikes tend to top out around 100 or so gear inches with a low of 20-25. ring and cluster size/range depends on tire sizes, but triple...
10-21-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 480
Posted By thook

spenco used to make bomber foam grip for drop...

spenco used to make bomber foam grip for drop handlebars. i have some on my univega GT i believe to be original to the bike given the overall condition. disappointingly, i've looked for availability...
10-19-19, 11:18 PM
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Posted By thook

katsup... is that a dx groupset?

katsup...

is that a dx groupset?
10-19-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 2,786
Views: 228,086
Posted By thook

beat up and cheap....i like it! good find! ...

beat up and cheap....i like it! good find!

militaristic? i'd never thought of it like that, but i see the point. and, you're actually not the first person i've ever read to frown on the model's...
10-19-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By thook

true. for not much more than a bushing kit, i can...

true. for not much more than a bushing kit, i can get a p2 fork. that'd be cool. or even an actual good vintage sus' fork

anyway, thanks
10-18-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By thook

i've got a set i need to sell, if you like. pm...

i've got a set i need to sell, if you like. pm sent
10-18-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By thook

btw, is this frame a bit of a rare bird? like the...

btw, is this frame a bit of a rare bird? like the fork, i can't find really anything about the frame itself. plenty of newer scott bikes i can see on the web, but nothing this old. not sure it's...
10-18-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By thook

'96 (?) Scott Tampico/RST 318 <<fork rebuild?

hey all....

picked up the tampico, yesterday, for $15 at a thrift store. needs some work to get it running, but the fork is dead. i know it's nothing "special" as forks go, but i'd like to rebuild...
10-18-19, 09:11 AM
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Views: 228,086
Posted By thook

there was a point i really wanted a gunnar. a...

there was a point i really wanted a gunnar. a custom 650b crosshairs, no less! i like how you kept yours low key on the graphics. and, the caliper arm light mount is neat...lol!

thanks for sharing...
10-17-19, 09:33 PM
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Views: 228,086
Posted By thook

frame!!...identify yerself, please!! :D and,...

frame!!...identify yerself, please!! :D

and, any build specs you'd care to share. the apple green matching is super!
10-17-19, 12:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 818
Posted By thook

yeah, man....that's a beauty! congrats!

yeah, man....that's a beauty! congrats!
10-16-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 712,015
Posted By thook

DQRider.... i did indeed! i see you let go...

DQRider....

i did indeed! i see you let go of the copper fenders?

it's likely considered a sport tourer, but i don't know just what model that is. in any case, any bike can be a tourer...just...
10-16-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 712,015
Posted By thook

Phamilton... i don't know what gear spread...

Phamilton...

i don't know what gear spread is, but you could still be rid of the half step (if that's ultimate aim) and go with a closer range 5spd freewheel and a typical crossover/alpine triple...
10-16-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 712,015
Posted By thook

if i may.... what's your concern for...

if i may....

what's your concern for spreading the frame to 130? it won't hurt anything. i've done it to nearly all of my vintage steel frames as have many others. i don't care for the 2x4 method...
10-16-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,654
Posted By thook

yer welcome for the compliments! i do have...

yer welcome for the compliments!

i do have some friction dt shifters that have that spacer you show, but one of the top mount shifter bases i have (on my super letour) has the stop integrated on...
10-15-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 7,585
Views: 2,122,193
Posted By thook

looks ready to rip some gravel! have fun! i like...

looks ready to rip some gravel! have fun! i like it :thumb:
10-15-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,654
Posted By thook

ha! figured those had to be nitto's given the...

ha! figured those had to be nitto's given the bend profile

yeah, that is a tad fuzzy. ;) anything you'd care to share on how to would be appreciated

and, thanks for the link. i'm on it!

btw,...
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