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rjones28 06-23-20 11:03 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21549016)
Got too much sun yesterday, for the fourth(?) time this year.

Reminder: #YearWithoutSummer#YearWithoutSunshine

It's 80F in my office, at the moment.

rjones28 06-23-20 11:15 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21549291)
It's unfortunate that the step-through frame design rarely gets implemented outside of department store bikes. There's a few nice ones out there, but definitely few-and-far-between.

The new Velo-Orange one certainly looks promising.

wut

https://www.fujibikes.com/usa/bikes/...bsolute-1-9-st
https://www.fujibikes.com/usa/bikes/...raverse-1-3-st
https://www.fujibikes.com/usa/bikes/...osstown-1-3-ls
https://www.specialized.com/us/en/cr...ext=92120-7102
https://www.specialized.com/us/en/si...ext=92920-7601
https://www.specialized.com/us/en/ro...ext=96120-6402

eBikes from Fuji, Specialized, and Benno with step-thru design.

That's just the stuff we sell at my shop.

rjones28 06-23-20 11:20 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21549420)
Does to me. Back in its day as a road bike it was as fast as they came and the rider was also pretty strong.


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7ce14a7a0.jpeg
Just retrieved from storage for conversion.

I did a complete refresh on a Raleigh Technicum Olympic road bike yesterday. Likely retrieved from storage. It cleaned up nicely.

MoAlpha 06-23-20 11:25 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21549428)
Hot

Thank you. I will resist the temptation to solicit more "hots" by posting a 1980s picture of the owner.

MoAlpha 06-23-20 11:27 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21549491)
I did a complete refresh on a Raleigh Technicum Olympic road bike yesterday. Likely retrieved from storage. It cleaned up nicely.

This one actually had a very small area of through-and-through rust penetration of the BB shell, which Peter found when he cold-set the rear to 135mm. It was otherwise perfect.

seedsbelize 06-23-20 11:34 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21549337)

Elaborate

seedsbelize 06-23-20 11:36 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21549420)
Does to me. Back in its day as a road bike it was as fast as they came and the rider was also pretty strong.


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7ce14a7a0.jpeg
Just retrieved from storage for conversion.

Did she glue her own tubulars?

MoAlpha 06-23-20 11:41 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21549511)
Did she glue her own tubulars?

No she didn't. :lol: She was and remains very, perhaps overly, trusting of my manual and mechanical skills.

datlas 06-23-20 11:41 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21549495)
Thank you. I will resist the temptation to solicit more "hots" by posting a 1980s picture of the owner.

Wise.

You get extra credit for the sewup holder toestrap under the saddle BTW. Triple points if it's a Christophe.

MoAlpha 06-23-20 11:43 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21549520)
Wise.

You get extra credit for the sewup holder toestrap under the saddle BTW. Triple points if it's a Christophe.

I'm pretty sure it's not. Certainly not one with the leather-steel-leather sandwich.

LesterOfPuppets 06-23-20 11:43 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21549520)
Wise.

You get extra credit for the sewup holder toestrap under the saddle BTW. Triple points if it's a Christophe.

Quad points if Campagnolo :)

MoAlpha 06-23-20 11:45 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21549523)
Quad points if Campagnolo :)

Don't know if I've ever seen one of those.

abshipp 06-23-20 11:46 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21549477)
wut

Point taken. Department store was a bad choice of phrase.

Is there a modern day analog to the old mixte-style bikes with drop handlebars?

datlas 06-23-20 12:05 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21549523)
Quad points if Campagnolo :)


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21549529)
Don't know if I've ever seen one of those.

We may have to get a consult from Trainsnorter, but my recollection from the 1980's is that Christophe were the best toestraps (and clips too), not Campy.

datlas 06-23-20 12:08 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21549568)
We may have to get a consult from Trainsnorter, but my recollection from the 1980's is that Christophe were the best toestraps (and clips too), not Campy.

Time to cross-post to C&V?

Ramona_W 06-23-20 12:47 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21549495)
Thank you. I will resist the temptation to solicit more "hots" by posting a 1980s picture of the owner.

Probably a good idea because it means I don't have to bust out and post a 1980s picture of my own. :p

Ramona_W 06-23-20 12:50 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21549177)
I am working in my NJ office today. Phone rings. Screen says the call is from "A WOMANS PLACE." Didn't pick it up, but I figure it must have been someone calling from home. :innocent:

I would have guessed clinic or toy shop/book store but let's go with your idea.

Trsnrtr 06-23-20 01:35 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21549291)
It's unfortunate that the step-through frame design rarely gets implemented outside of department store bikes. There's a few nice ones out there, but definitely few-and-far-between.

The new Velo-Orange one certainly looks promising.

I used to ride with a lady who had a custom built step-through Waterford with drop bars and high end components. I wish I had a pic to post.

Trsnrtr 06-23-20 01:42 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21549568)
We may have to get a consult from Trainsnorter, but my recollection from the 1980's is that Christophe were the best toestraps (and clips too), not Campy.

Campy toe straps exist and can be had on eBay. The Campy ones that I remember most were white with blue lettering. The majority of my toe straps were Cinelli or generic. I still have several that I use in the shop, primarily to strap the front wheel to the downtube to keep the front end from flopping around while the bike is in the stand.

rjones28 06-23-20 01:47 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21549533)
Point taken. Department store was a bad choice of phrase.

Is there a modern day analog to the old mixte-style bikes with drop handlebars?

Not mass market, that I'm aware of. Soma has the Buena Vista though.

abshipp 06-23-20 01:52 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21549507)
Elaborate

Maybe he thinks you're buried under Saharan dust?

bampilot06 06-23-20 02:22 PM

itís hot in lexington ky today.

Velo Vol 06-23-20 02:28 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21549507)
Elaborate


LesterOfPuppets 06-23-20 02:58 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21549701)
Campy toe straps exist and can be had on eBay. The Campy ones that I remember most were white with blue lettering. The majority of my toe straps were Cinelli or generic. I still have several that I use in the shop, primarily to strap the front wheel to the downtube to keep the front end from flopping around while the bike is in the stand.

I had a pair of white ones, and one pair that were blue with silver print equipped with these:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ac19ed9628.jpg

Trsnrtr 06-23-20 03:21 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21549809)
I had a pair of white ones, and one pair that were blue with silver print equipped with these:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ac19ed9628.jpg

Oooohhh... fancy! :thumb:


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