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10-08-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 789
Posted By ddeand

I picked up an old steel frame bike for my...

I picked up an old steel frame bike for my trainer earlier this week. I could use my old Raleigh International on it, but I’d rather put miles on a not-so-special bike.
10-05-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 813
Posted By ddeand

Maybe this a bit less ďbusyĒ. I eventually made a...

Maybe this a bit less ďbusyĒ. I eventually made a couple changes that perhaps detract from the style but add to the riding comfort. I put on a modern black saddle and changed the bar tape to black to...
10-05-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 40,214
Posted By ddeand

Thanks for the info. I have a non-chrome Tange...

Thanks for the info. I have a non-chrome Tange fork somewhere and could use that. But I wonít worry about the fork until next spring. I also have an old Serotta project I need to build up for next...
09-27-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 717
Posted By ddeand

I have some experience in painting bikes and...

I have some experience in painting bikes and guitars, so that’s definitely an option. And if it gets too expensive, I’ll do it myself. I will likely need practice with better paint than what you find...
09-15-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By ddeand

Thanks for the help. As far as going zero mph,...

Thanks for the help. As far as going zero mph, that’s probably safest in the basement.
07-31-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 23,283
Views: 2,687,382
Posted By ddeand

As far as tires go, I ordered a pair of these. I...

As far as tires go, I ordered a pair of these. I hope they work, but if they don’t, then that gives me an excuse to build up another bike around them.
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07-26-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 606
Posted By ddeand

Yeah, see a doctor. Possibly an orthopedic...

Yeah, see a doctor. Possibly an orthopedic specialist who understands sports. Years ago, I had severe knee pain that was diagnosed as arthritis and partially torn meniscus.. One doctor recommended...
06-28-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By ddeand

Believe it or not, I have a dream of doing the...

Believe it or not, I have a dream of doing the Cino on the International! That route is only a few miles (thatís Montana miles) from my home town.
06-22-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,145
Posted By ddeand

I made up a double batch of this earlier this...

I made up a double batch of this earlier this year. It works quite well and saves some $$. My wife had a few of the ingredients already.

Coach Levi’s Mint Deluxe Chamois Cream Recipe

Now, let’s...
06-18-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 813
Posted By ddeand

1974 Raleigh International - FINISHED!

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06-16-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,274
Posted By ddeand

And once again, the OP tosses out a bone and...

And once again, the OP tosses out a bone and watches everyone scrap for it. Yes, the discussion of whether to use a computer of some sort may be interesting, but “Change my mind”? Go away.
06-08-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 840
Posted By ddeand

For some strange reason, I think brakes are...

For some strange reason, I think brakes are fairly important. We have no problem sinking big bucks into upgrading our bikes (1x drives, better tires and wheels, nicer saddles, special pedals,...
06-06-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 228
Posted By ddeand

Finally! Making progress!

A few more components need to arrive, but it finally looks like a real bike! Before and almost complete pics:
...
05-27-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,720
Posted By ddeand

Pretty old thread! This one is still going strong...

Pretty old thread! This one is still going strong today!
...
05-24-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,533
Posted By ddeand

I’m going to chime in with a couple of...

I’m going to chime in with a couple of observations and experiences. First, I’ll state that I’ve been a REI member since 1973. Second, I worked at a large REI store for about 10 years in the...
05-19-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1,838
Views: 171,585
Posted By ddeand

I was just gifted a Major Tom wheelset - my first...

I was just gifted a Major Tom wheelset - my first set of tubular wheels. I got them from a pretty intense cx racer, so they are shod with Clement PDX tires. I think the tires will work well for...
05-07-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By ddeand

Can you see the cable on the spool? If so, you...

Can you see the cable on the spool? If so, you have a fighting chance. I picked up a free pair of those shifters that had a broken cable with the ball end wedged in the bottom of the housing. It took...
04-23-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By ddeand

A little "remodelling" surprise

I've been rebuilding a 1974 Raleigh International and things have been going pretty well. I decided to rattle-can it and seal it with 2-part clear coat. Things were going pretty well until I removed...
04-21-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,828
Posted By ddeand

Iím not allowed...

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04-13-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9,376
Views: 909,336
Posted By ddeand

With all the time I've had on my hands, I figured...

With all the time I've had on my hands, I figured I'd do a little update on how I went about touching up the chips and scrapes on my Ironman with an airbrush. I had one spot left to do, so I took...
04-08-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9,376
Views: 909,336
Posted By ddeand

I finally hit the wall with my Ironman frame...

I finally hit the wall with my Ironman frame touch-up project. My initial goal was to get it looking OK from 10 feet - I told myself not to go totally anal on the project. Just get it ready to ride....
04-02-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9,376
Views: 909,336
Posted By ddeand

I’m enjoying looking at all the Ironman bikes on...

I’m enjoying looking at all the Ironman bikes on this thread! I’m still plugging away on my Ironman project, but I figured I would give you an update on my touch-up paint progress. The Miami Vice...
04-01-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,701
Posted By ddeand

OK - I’ll bite. This is the one I’ll be working...

OK - I’ll bite. This is the one I’ll be working on. I have everything I need to get it rolling, but I need to finish tge touch-up painting first. It will have a D-A groupset. This one will be one of...
03-21-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 13,765
Posted By ddeand

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03-07-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 27,135
Posted By ddeand

Iíve got two that get an equal amount of seat...

Iíve got two that get an equal amount of seat time. The Blue is an all-arounder that I use on the gravel as well as the road. The Ironman is my road bike and is currently being set up with a Dura-Ace...
03-06-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,931
Posted By ddeand

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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03-03-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,163
Posted By ddeand

I went through a number of saddles in the search...

I went through a number of saddles in the search for the one that worked best for me. The B17 was one of the best, and I’ll be putting one on a Raleigh International I’m building up. But the saddle...
02-03-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By ddeand

The first gravel grinders?

Just ran across this program from my home State. Pretty interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNnTSD219GA
12-10-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 932
Posted By ddeand

I will admit that I would like to be doing some...

I will admit that I would like to be doing some riding this winter, but my doctor insisted I not ride single track anymore (I crash on mountain bikes). We have a fantastic fat tire bike scene in the...
11-18-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9,376
Views: 909,336
Posted By ddeand

I’m one of those who tries to limit my inventory,...

I’m one of those who tries to limit my inventory, so I really don’t let myself drift into the true collector mode. But I’m also trying to optimize the quality and fit if my rides. I was able to pick...
11-17-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1,374
Views: 244,641
Posted By ddeand

My last gravel ride of the year. ...

My last gravel ride of the year.
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11-05-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,880
Posted By ddeand

For the past few years, Iíve been using black...

For the past few years, Iíve been using black shrink tape to finish off my wraps. I cut a 3/4Ē piece and slide it on the bar up to the stem (I have to remove the brakes, of course). Then I do the...
10-05-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9,376
Views: 909,336
Posted By ddeand

That sounds like a solid plan going forward. What...

That sounds like a solid plan going forward. What I generally do when comparing bikes is set both up similarly in terms of seat, stem, bar and seat height, and wheels. Then I ride both bikes for a...
10-04-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9,376
Views: 909,336
Posted By ddeand

Here are a few pics of the Miami Vice Expert I...

Here are a few pics of the Miami Vice Expert I picked up this week. Got a pretty good deal, and now I need to decide how I'll proceed with the project. First up will be a thorough cleaning followed...
Replies: 28
Views: 3,986
Posted By ddeand

This is the e-mail I got from them earlier this...

This is the e-mail I got from them earlier this week. I had asked when they might be getting to my fork. Apparently, the new forks are being made on a batch-by-batch basis. That makes sense since I...
08-23-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,329
Posted By ddeand

Um . . . how ‘bout you keep the tool pouch and...

Um . . . how ‘bout you keep the tool pouch and send me the Torpado?
08-05-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,985
Posted By ddeand

Most bike shops have a queue for the work that...

Most bike shops have a queue for the work that needs to be done, the estimated amount of time that the work will take, and estimates for any aspects of the work that will take more time - thatís how...
08-03-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 42,830
Posted By ddeand

Here's my latest project - a truly "Blue" bike. ...

Here's my latest project - a truly "Blue" bike.

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08-02-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,147
Posted By ddeand

Actually, Dawn dish soap does a good job if...

Actually, Dawn dish soap does a good job if cutting grease. I use it to clean some parts (cranksets and other one-piece items that get greasy), but on derailleurs, cassettes, etc., I use a solvent....
06-27-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,697
Posted By ddeand

I know little about the sorts of crown lugs that...

I know little about the sorts of crown lugs that were available for old forks, but I was a little surprised to see the one posted by the OP. Was the card suit motif a popular item for forks, or was...
05-20-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 36,516
Posted By ddeand

As mentioned earlier, it’s merely a catch-phrase...

As mentioned earlier, it’s merely a catch-phrase that carries a tinge of snobbish weight. Basically an iteration of “Look at me, I’m retro and therefore I’m cool.” Mind you, I’m only referring to the...
05-08-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,949
Posted By ddeand

My last two new bikes were auminum frame/carbon...

My last two new bikes were auminum frame/carbon fork bikes, and they were excellent forks. I am (or WAS) pretty heavy at 250lbs, and spent a lot of time on gravel and rougher roads. I never once had...
04-05-16, 11:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,684
Posted By ddeand

I've tried many different wide shoes, and it...

I've tried many different wide shoes, and it seems the old leather Sidi mega shoes worked pretty well. But they are so pricey! When I changed from road pedals to SPD-style pedals on all my bikes (so...
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