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09-23-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 608
Posted By the sci guy

pulled the trigger last night on the Whiskey No.7...

pulled the trigger last night on the Whiskey No.7 6F bar, paired with a Ritchey WCS C220 70mm -17d stem

thanks for all the great recommendations, everyone. It definitely put a lot of other bars on...
09-18-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 139,035
Posted By the sci guy

Dang that looks like it's in really good shape....

Dang that looks like it's in really good shape. Congrats on that find. No frame pump though, eh?
I've got a '74 Super Tourer as well - refurbed mine from the ground up. but kept most of the original...
09-11-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,327
Posted By the sci guy

The stem is also a place holder from the parts...

The stem is also a place holder from the parts bin. I need to order a new shorter one. I'll probably get black to match the rest of the components.
09-10-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,327
Posted By the sci guy

new gravel bike ...

new gravel bike


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09-01-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 843
Posted By the sci guy

assuming your dropouts are viable, just get a new...

assuming your dropouts are viable, just get a new set of wheels that are specifically for SS/FG riding. They aren't that expensive - $300 tops maybe. Just get the set that matches your rear spacing....
08-06-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 139,035
Posted By the sci guy

yours looks to be in great shape - nice. My...

yours looks to be in great shape - nice. My decals are almost completely gone, and I can't find any replacements. did you restore it yourself? How much is still original?

Here's mine, which i...
07-21-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 784
Posted By the sci guy

For what itís worth on my Sportif above the...

For what itís worth on my Sportif above the Sugino crank is 48t and Iíve got a 17t freewheel. Both are 3/32Ē.
(Iíve also ran 46t/18t and 46t/17t)

Youíll find a lot of SS cranks are 1/8Ē but if...
07-20-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 784
Posted By the sci guy

can you post a pic of the bike so we can see the...

can you post a pic of the bike so we can see the components and what it all looks like?

I converted a mid-80's Raleigh 10 speed into a single speed a number of years ago and it's still my daily...
07-20-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By the sci guy

I'm a smaller guy with smaller hands and I use...

I'm a smaller guy with smaller hands and I use the Cane Creek SCR-5c (c for compact) levers - but apparently upon doing a search, they no longer make the SCR-5 levers at all - regular or compact. So,...
07-07-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 47,180
Posted By the sci guy

sorry for the crap staging & background but it's...

sorry for the crap staging & background but it's the only pic i have at the moment with the new stem, tape, and crank since last time I posted this bike I think.

...
07-07-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,578
Posted By the sci guy

pssh HTFU and just reach down with your hand and...

pssh HTFU and just reach down with your hand and grab and pull while pedaling.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 26,880
Views: 16,918,240
Posted By the sci guy

What size frame is this? I love that you picked...

What size frame is this?
I love that you picked this colorway because it's the exact one I was looking at as well. How does it sparkle? Is it nice?
Any guess as to what the weight is on the stock...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,121
Posted By the sci guy

I've been using the free version of strava to...

I've been using the free version of strava to track all my rides for the last 5 years. I didn't have a need for any of the features that came with the paid subscription.
But then last month they...
07-01-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,853
Posted By the sci guy

My '74 Super Tourer went from this when I got it:...

My '74 Super Tourer went from this when I got it:

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To this...
06-27-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6,532
Views: 587,907
Posted By the sci guy

Nitto Pearl stem arrived today. Bar tape came a...

Nitto Pearl stem arrived today. Bar tape came a few days ago. Daily ripper (Ď84 Raleigh) getting some new bling tomorrow.
...
05-22-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,449
Posted By the sci guy

I love building bikes. If I wasn't at a 15%...

I love building bikes. If I wasn't at a 15% reduced salary AND furloughed 1 day a week on top of that, I'd probably buy more to rebuild and sell either way - and probably keep a few for myself.
But...
05-20-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,850
Posted By the sci guy

Made some changes to this bike to make it more...

Made some changes to this bike to make it more sale-friendly for bike normies - and took off the $$ parts and put on some cheaper stuff so I could sell it at a reasonable price.
Put on an Origin8...
04-26-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2,387
Views: 757,956
Posted By the sci guy

*waves* <--Syracuse native here as well....

*waves*
<--Syracuse native here as well. Currently in Houston wearing the right shade of orange:
...
04-18-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16,101
Views: 1,671,657
Posted By the sci guy

Been riding almost every day to make up for the...

Been riding almost every day to make up for the lack of a daily bike commute thanks to Covid WFH. Here's a few pics from the past few days:

Took the '74 Super Tourer for a ride that included some...
04-18-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 509
Posted By the sci guy

Unscrewed the offending brake, shifted the spring...

Unscrewed the offending brake, shifted the spring coil to the top hole, now the tension is near perfect and the pads are equidistant from the rim and they stay that way when pulling/releasing the...
02-27-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 47,180
Posted By the sci guy

Still just rockin' my mid 80's Raleigh ...

Still just rockin' my mid 80's Raleigh

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02-27-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,223
Posted By the sci guy

Steve Buscemi picked the new colorways, I'm sure...

Steve Buscemi picked the new colorways, I'm sure of it.
02-27-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,223
Posted By the sci guy

i love the hell out of it. gonna get one finally.

i love the hell out of it. gonna get one finally.
01-21-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 213,771
Posted By the sci guy

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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01-16-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 44,531
Posted By the sci guy

Out shredding last night ...

Out shredding last night

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01-15-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 213,771
Posted By the sci guy

Rayleigh had to take a trip to the vet today. He...

Rayleigh had to take a trip to the vet today. He was...not amused
...
Forum: Foo
01-08-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,327
Posted By the sci guy

I has some hills. Cades Cove, TN. Smoky Mtn...

I has some hills.
Cades Cove, TN. Smoky Mtn Nat'l Park

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01-07-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 47,180
Posted By the sci guy

How's the toe overlap on the Big Block?...

How's the toe overlap on the Big Block? considering the frame for a FG/SS commuter/whatever bike but I have some slow spots and tight turns.
01-02-20, 12:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,357
Posted By the sci guy

I too am very concerned about aesthetics and I...

I too am very concerned about aesthetics and I encountered a similar problem with my rebuild of Ď74 Raleigh. I got the Pletscher Clem rack from Riv Bike, but there are no mounts on the seat stays,...
12-27-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 44,531
Posted By the sci guy

Iíve posted these before but hereís a few from my...

Iíve posted these before but hereís a few from my daily commute from earlier this year.
...
12-22-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 213,771
Posted By the sci guy

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x800/49251069276_1ecda479a3_c_d_26c2e53296bda7d81dcb42402cc711e4144d78a7.jpg...
12-10-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,053
Posted By the sci guy

If you want wider 27" rims get a set of Sun...

If you want wider 27" rims get a set of Sun CR-18s. I got them for my '74 Raleigh rebuild and they're quite nice. I mounted 27 x 1 1/4 Panaracer Pasaleas on them. The whole combo is quite nice. I'm...
11-30-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,850
Posted By the sci guy

With a bit of input here, and in a few other...

With a bit of input here, and in a few other threads, and a bunch of research online, I finished this rebuild about 2 weeks ago! I'm quite happy with how it came out. It's not perfect, and I still...
11-22-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 213,771
Posted By the sci guy

I finally started an Instagram for the cats:...

I finally started an Instagram for the cats: https://www.instagram.com/seismic_cats/
I should have done it about 8 years ago, but, Į\_(ツ)_/Į - give it a follow for adorbs.

Here's Rayleigh telling...
08-26-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,860
Posted By the sci guy

This is great, thanks so much. Yes I do have...

This is great, thanks so much.
Yes I do have one of those headset wrenches already - it's what I was using with a regular wrench to tighten everything before I took it back to the shop (would use...
08-23-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 213,771
Posted By the sci guy

If I fits, I sits!

If I fits, I sits!
08-15-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 723
Posted By the sci guy

Trey was Terry's brother. They didn't get along...

Trey was Terry's brother. They didn't get along so they made separate bike lines.

I made that up.
08-14-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,535
Posted By the sci guy

I prefer my hubs highly flangulated when...

I prefer my hubs highly flangulated when possible, thanks.
Replies: 16
Views: 4,194
Posted By the sci guy

I ended up getting this, btw. Looking forward to...

I ended up getting this, btw. Looking forward to tricking it out.
08-10-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,860
Posted By the sci guy

Done, and done. Going to look at a 3rd tomorrow....

Done, and done. Going to look at a 3rd tomorrow. *shrug*
08-06-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 58,226
Views: 8,505,162
Posted By the sci guy

So I went back and read it with a little more and...

So I went back and read it with a little more and realized now that apparently my 84/85 Raleigh Sportif is a Huffy.

Well...balls.
Forum: Texas
07-29-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,205
Posted By the sci guy

Welcome to the club! I hope you're still enjoying...

Welcome to the club! I hope you're still enjoying it. It's been disgustingly humid lately, but don't let that sour you.
Forum: Commuting
07-25-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 15,353
Views: 11,328,593
Posted By the sci guy

Had to swap the randonneur bars and original...

Had to swap the randonneur bars and original levers because they were not working for me at all. Bike is now sporting a Soma Late Riser bar, with Brooks leather grips, and Tektro city brake levers...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15,353
Views: 11,328,593
Posted By the sci guy

Wasn't sure where else to put this just to share,...

Wasn't sure where else to put this just to share, but I see this guy a few times a week on my bike commute route through the park. He's got LEDs in the front for headlights, too. He hauls at a pretty...
07-06-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,226
Posted By the sci guy

I'm not sure it's actually branded. I got it for...

I'm not sure it's actually branded. I got it for cheap at a shop that was closing to move locations last week. Yes it's stainless, and had the tabs (bought the clamps at the same time). I'll see if I...
Forum: Commuting
07-01-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15,353
Views: 11,328,593
Posted By the sci guy

Don't remember when the last time was I posted in...

Don't remember when the last time was I posted in here...

Still have the same '84 Raleigh Sportif as my main bike (pic take on my morning commuter in March):...
Forum: Commuting
07-01-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,572
Posted By the sci guy

If budget is a concern - and so is customization...

If budget is a concern - and so is customization - troll Facebook Maketplace/craigslist/ebay/Nextdoor/etc for people selling vintage 70s-90s road bikes and turn it into a single speed. Frames in good...
06-26-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 213,771
Posted By the sci guy

Oh man I have so many pics of our cats on my...

Oh man I have so many pics of our cats on my Instagram, :lol:

Here's Rayleigh...
06-23-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,226
Posted By the sci guy

It's done! 1974 Raleigh Super Tourer rebuild

Big thanks to everyone here that helped me with info & input 2+ years ago when I first got my hands on the frame, and the last few months once I finally was able to start the restoration process. It...
05-26-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 58,226
Views: 8,505,162
Posted By the sci guy

Man, I guess only super tall people sell bikes...

Man, I guess only super tall people sell bikes online. I’ve yet to see a bike that’ll fit my 5’5” height. Bummer.
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