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Old 06-14-20, 11:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Cpn_Crank View Post
right. Totally surprised the heck out of me too. Even some REAL clydes are riding these speed machines, and most (all) of what I see is quality stuff, quite creative stuff too. Iím in the middle of building my Clyde ride, but Iíll post once Iím done! Itís a 2016 fuji Touring that I converted to a 10 speed (rear) and built a dynamo wheel to power a sine wave headlight. By the way I used a mavic a319 in true Big guy fashion!
ok, hereís a sneak peek...

This is a 2016 nashbar Touring (aka Fuji Touring) accept it is isnt. Itís been powder coated. You can see the Clyde wheel (Mavic a319, hand built).

Why is there a surly cross-check fork on a Nashbar Touring? Front end collision. Good thing the crappy old fork crumpled long ago. Probably better this way

Salmon compound brake pads.

Hand built Mavic a 319 laced to a Shimano dynamo hub with wheel smith butted spokes (built by me)

A Cane Creek 40 to replace the less-than-desirable generic headset

Here it is on 2 wheels (the front is one that I put on just to see the damned thing on 2 wheels). Not to just wait for my Gevenalle shifters, which are delayed from covid.

And here is my daily driver. Going to mod a few things, but this Pack Rat is such a good bike for people like us right off of the shelf!! Best Iíve ever felt on a bicycle (until I finish the Nash.)

hope you enjoyed! More to come!
Originally Posted by jim dandy View Post
Cpn_Crank,
Thanks for the compliments. The Italian Job Two finished well after a rough start ... years of crud, decals, and a search for a Mavic/Campagnolo wheel set. All my brifters have been Shimano, so this Campagnolo Avanti set was a learning experience but fun to use.
Have you posted your Fuji and Specialized on this thread? Iíd like to see them.
Regards, JD Dallas
Yeah dude, I can tell you have put some love into it. A true beauty. What kind of mavics are you using? I couldnít see in the picture.

above are the Fuji (technically nashbar) touring being redone (I posted above) and the specialized, I will post below

Hereís the specialized

Some zipp bars suited it nicely
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Old 06-15-20, 04:27 PM
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Here is a repaint of one I have owned for a bit. I should have went over the wheels cause' I broke a spoke the other day and buffed the paint off the inside of the chainstay. Oh well - have airbrush can fix. I posted this already in the C/V forum.



What a beautiful bike. Old school Campy Record maybe? Very very nice. At my present age it would stay in one gear all the time because of the shifter locations. Still a freewheel 5 or 6 speed? You did a great paint job.
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Jim Dandy Very Cool Bike. Love the color and Bianchi brand decals all over it. I'm sure it is fast. Hopefully more spokes less spoke breakage.

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Built this one myself.

Dura ace 6800 components!
Now has a Wahoo Elemnt Bolt computer.
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Old 06-17-20, 02:17 AM
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Originally Posted by tallbikeman View Post
What a beautiful bike. Old school Campy Record maybe? Very very nice. At my present age it would stay in one gear all the time because of the shifter locations. Still a freewheel 5 or 6 speed? You did a great paint job.
Thank you. Yes it is Super Record equipped and 6 speed. Not hard to shift these, just need to ride with one hand.
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Old 06-17-20, 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by daviddavieboy View Post
Thank you. Yes it is Super Record equipped and 6 speed. Not hard to shift these, just need to ride with one hand.
I bicycle road raced in the 1970's and even then because of my frame size I would switch over to bar end shifters.
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Originally Posted by tallbikeman View Post
I bicycle road raced in the 1970's and even then because of my frame size I would switch over to bar end shifters.
I like bar end shifters as well. I am on the hunt for a set for Campy equipped touring build.
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Old 06-20-20, 08:54 AM
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Here's my Clyde bike. My buddy built this one for me out of parts he had laying around his bike shop, after he got sick of working on my always-broken Huffy MTB.



Yeah, I know it looks WRONG, but I'm a believer in putting good parts on junky stuff and being comfortable. Sooooo, here's what we're working with:
-Ragley mountain frame
-Mavic downhill wheel out back
-SunRingle Black Flag out front
-Continental Town and Country tires front and back
-mechanical disc brakes (was fitted for hydraulic, but leaked upon install and we opted for simplicity)
-Metropolis cruiser bar
-BMX style brake controls
-stem extender
-carbon fork
-1x10/42T drivetrain
-Wellgo pedals, I don't remember what model

Awaiting install: Brooks B17 saddle


I've got 2000 miles on this setup in the last few years, and have knocked out two half-centuries in the past week. She just eats up the miles. If I had more time to ride, I would.


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Old 07-07-20, 11:58 PM
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ATHENA perspective... ...here's a few from my collection:



Jamis Dragon Comp. I got a great deal on this frame on clearance. Reynolds 853 frame - very comfy and fun

My latest infatuation... I've had the bike for years, but in paring down my collection I decided to keep this lovely 92' Trek 950. I'm changing it up for a bit more upright riding style and replacing the wheel set to 36 - hole Mavics.

Salsa Vaya. Love...love... love.

2004ish Santa Cruz Juliana.
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Old 07-08-20, 06:14 AM
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I ride a Specialized Roll Elite 'Low Roller' edition. Definitely a crazy bike, I was looking for just the regular roll Elite in matte black, but they are impossible to find right now. Either way, I love it!


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ATHENA perspective... ...here's a few from my collection:



Jamis Dragon Comp. I got a great deal on this frame on clearance. Reynolds 853 frame - very comfy and fun

My latest infatuation... I've had the bike for years, but in paring down my collection I decided to keep this lovely 92' Trek 950. I'm changing it up for a bit more upright riding style and replacing the wheel set to 36 - hole Mavics.

Salsa Vaya. Love...love... love.

2004ish Santa Cruz Juliana.
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Yes. I am definitely of the "short, stocky, strong German peasant type" variety! I think I'd need a step stool to get onto some of the Clyde bikes listed. Fun pics though!
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Old 07-30-20, 12:41 AM
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7.8kg in riding weight. Doesn't mean much when you weigh 128kg though i guess haha

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Old 07-30-20, 09:56 AM
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My workhorses have been two Electra Townees and have put thousands of miles on them and decided to get serious. So happy with my new bike and only ridden it twice before I had to have surgery; hoping to be on it daily beginning in September. Put some tubeless tires on it! Just love it!
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Old 08-07-20, 04:24 PM
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im very tall and clydish... i ride a 2007 litespeed vortex DA10... an amazing bike... and the wheels are 36 spoke hand builds on dd swiss rims and Dura ace hubs... just rock solid... biggest ship litespeed makes at 6`cm//
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scuzzo VERY fine ride...love a TI setup. Looks like a great not average cyclist ride.
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scuzzo VERY fine ride...love a TI setup. Looks like a great not average cyclist ride.
well thank you very much... its a joy to ride... and its a dream bike.... finally found one and grabbed it... TI is not so much in fashion any more but.. neither am i. lol
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