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01-26-23, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By jamesdak

A whole lot more cool rides from the folks I picked up the Krapf frameset.

Mods if not allowed feel free to move or delete.

When I worked deal on my Krapf Frameset the seller mentioned having several other bikes from the same collector the Krapf came from. They shared...
01-25-23, 08:50 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,644
Posted By mstateglfr

I am genuinely surprised anyone pushed back on my...

I am genuinely surprised anyone pushed back on my comment. Dropped chains on 1x is simply so well known that it didnt seem controversial to point it out. USA wont the Revolutionary War, water is...
01-24-23, 10:51 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,644
Posted By mstateglfr

Once more, you exist in a tangential world where...

Once more, you exist in a tangential world where weight is the only thing that matters. Aero doesnt matter, comfort doesnt matter, convenience doesnt matter, etc. Only weight matters to you.
And...
01-24-23, 10:45 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,644
Posted By mstateglfr

Is it though?...or is there an entire section of...

Is it though?...or is there an entire section of component design dedicated to helping reduce this very known and common issue?
01-24-23, 02:38 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,644
Posted By elcruxio

But... You have to glue to tire in place. And...

But... You have to glue to tire in place. And it's not a simple slap on glue, slap on tire -type of maneuver either. It is a genuine hassle that makes bleeding brakes and seating tubeless tires seem...
01-24-23, 01:28 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,644
Posted By elcruxio

Disclaimer: I think tubulars are stupid. I don't...

Disclaimer: I think tubulars are stupid. I don't use them.

That out of the way, I've always felt that fixing flats make me slower than using a tire system that's lighter than... Waaaait a second!...
01-23-23, 10:50 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,644
Posted By Eric F

[/list] Itís been a long time since Iíve...

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Itís been a long time since Iíve ridden tubular tires. Please remind me how you ďfield fixĒ a flat. I seem to recall a need to haul around a complete tire. Iím happy to not have to do that...
01-23-23, 03:30 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,963
Posted By mschwett

you havenít lived until youíve paid $14k to see a...

you havenít lived until youíve paid $14k to see a big stick crabon stick assplode itself and your whole frame from getting jammed into the rd!
01-23-23, 09:27 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,963
Posted By BillyD

A little less snark and a little compassion would...

A little less snark and a little compassion would go a long way around here. I think the OP did a good job standing up for himself. The ignore list works well, but I wish you guys would be kinder,...
01-23-23, 09:01 AM
Replies: 74,001
Views: 12,022,932
Posted By '02 nrs

$350. Mason,Ohio d/ace

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3099153057050581/?ref=category_feed&referral_code=null&referral_story_type=listing&tracking=%7B%22qid%22%3A%22-4834036540631336578%22%2C%22mf_story_key%22%3A%...
01-23-23, 08:54 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,963
Posted By StanSeven

Thanks for apologizing. Thereís room for lots of...

Thanks for apologizing. Thereís room for lots of others to do the same. For the most part members here behave and post responsibly. But when we get insults thrown about, it discourages others from...
01-22-23, 09:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,963
Posted By mschwett

what i find somewhat confusing about the SRAM...

what i find somewhat confusing about the SRAM approach is that "eagle" refers to a huge range of MTB components, unlike, say, "dura-ace" or "XTR" in the shimano world, which specifies both a type...
01-22-23, 09:16 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,963
Posted By Kontact

You kidding? The first post is entirely hostile...

You kidding? The first post is entirely hostile and unnecessary.

This forum is not really moderated, and there seems to be a contingent of bad actors who think they are freelance moderators -...
01-22-23, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 317
Posted By santa fe 2926

From the bikeboom Peugeot French catalogs, 1988...

From the bikeboom Peugeot French catalogs, 1988 was Carbon and 531P, the Columbus SLX doesn’t show up till 1989 as ‘Dolomites’.
...
01-22-23, 05:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 317
Posted By jdawginsc

Interesting, so all had the same geometry, just...

Interesting, so all had the same geometry, just different level of componentry?

I wonder which model my 1987 Isoard/Super Competition (also around $220 shipped from England) for the British market...
01-22-23, 05:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 317
Posted By santa fe 2926

According to the French catalog, bikeboom...

According to the French catalog, bikeboom Peugeot, the top five models all had the Reynolds 531 Pro, differed in color, name, and component group. 25 is the biggest tire the sloping front fork will...
01-22-23, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 317
Posted By santa fe 2926

Peugeot Dolomites 1987

A purchase from EBay.Fr, 215 euros, including shipping. All English threads, 26.4 seatpost, 22.2 stem. Transferred a Mavic group from unrideable Mercian. Except couldnít remove Mavic bottom bracket...
01-22-23, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8,497
Views: 2,738,190
Posted By Smokinapankake

I suppose I could add my own "modern vintage" MTB...

I suppose I could add my own "modern vintage" MTB here as it is now 20 years old (built in 2003), my Curtlo Epic Mountaineer. 20 years in electronics is a lifetime, so I figured this could at least...
01-22-23, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8,497
Views: 2,738,190
Posted By cyccommute

Honestly, a 1990s mountain bike is the historical...

Honestly, a 1990s mountain bike is the historical equivalent of an 1882 Columbia ordinary. A 1980s mountain bike is the equivalent of a draisienne (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dandy_horse). I have...
01-22-23, 01:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By Darth Lefty

No. If your bike is two or three sizes wrong, you...

No. If your bike is two or three sizes wrong, you have to fix that first.
01-22-23, 12:04 PM
Replies: 74,001
Views: 12,022,932
Posted By '02 nrs

$425. Spokane

https://spokane.craigslist.org/bik/d/spokane-klein-palomino/7572560860.html...
01-22-23, 11:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 778
Posted By base2

If anything, in the last year I've downgraded. ...

If anything, in the last year I've downgraded.

Friction downtube shifting with all the modern shifting advances is a breeze, and cuts through all the equipment cross-compatibility bull-stuff from...
01-21-23, 11:18 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,644
Posted By Doge

Sure. And buying more. Where we ride, where my...

Sure. And buying more. Where we ride, where my kid (24) races you don't need brakes so much and the lighter weight is nice. I have discs and spikes for the snow and ice riding.
On dry clean...
01-21-23, 04:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,329
Posted By SkinGriz

If youíre looking to sell, send me a PM. Thank...

If youíre looking to sell, send me a PM. Thank you.
01-21-23, 03:47 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,333
Posted By MooneyBloke

As I recall, those Murray and Huffy bikes were...

As I recall, those Murray and Huffy bikes were done by Ben Serotta.

I was aware of badge engineering even back when I was a kid riding whatever I could afford at the time. I don't suspect...
01-21-23, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By zandoval

Liotto Still Making The Classic - Wow!

I over heard some young GI talking about his purchase of a Liotto Gino Classico before returning from SETAF to the World. Could it be that old Liotto bicycle shop I bought my first real road bike...
01-21-23, 10:38 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,333
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Now that those few pro tubular riders are...

Now that those few pro tubular riders are resorting to conspiracy theories as to why no one rides tubulars anymore we are on the last vestiges of reason. I like how all examples of these conspiracies...
01-21-23, 12:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By Darth Lefty

Yes, in the same way for the same reason. ...

Yes, in the same way for the same reason.

Adoption is not universal. A crash bent aluminum rim is something you can maybe bend back, maybe ride out, but a cracked carbon rim is done. However it's...
01-20-23, 11:56 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,333
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

For the record this years TdF, 15 of the 21...

For the record this years TdF, 15 of the 21 stages were won on clinchers so there goes that theory. MTB is totally dominated by tubeless with foam cushion cores so wrong on that. 100% of wins are...
01-20-23, 10:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,825
Posted By bulgie

OK I got the frame from RustyJames (thanks man!)...

OK I got the frame from RustyJames (thanks man!) and disassembled the frame patches. Incredibly, both places had tight-fitting solid aluminum bars, not hollow or tubular. Lathe-turned to a diameter...
01-20-23, 02:35 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,644
Posted By smd4

It's a Supercorsa. I'm good. Back when my...

It's a Supercorsa. I'm good.

Back when my Supercorsa was built, it was pretty much by one guy (not a "Luigi," BTW. But a Mario instead). Not every Cinelli got this treatment. This is what's...
01-20-23, 01:16 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,333
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Too bad almost all sporting cyclists, racers and...

Too bad almost all sporting cyclists, racers and manufactures canít be convinced of your logic and hyperbole and have been abandoning tubulars for the past 40 years. Itís now virtually complete and...
01-19-23, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2,509
Views: 600,358
Posted By stedge

my first build

bought the frame here, found some parts and built up a bike for the first time. Works pretty well!...
01-18-23, 09:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,549
Posted By mstateglfr

1- is this firesale taking place in northcentral...

1- is this firesale taking place in northcentral Wisconsin? It sure hasnt taken place in Central Iowa, Omaha, Quad Cities, or Chicagoland.

2- Bike brands didnt take advantage of consumers...
01-18-23, 01:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,549
Posted By Darth Lefty

How many $14,000 bikes is that?

How many $14,000 bikes is that?
01-17-23, 09:33 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,644
Posted By Harhir

My daily rider is about 23 years old. Rim brakes...

My daily rider is about 23 years old. Rim brakes work fantastic. No need to change. These rim brakes actually work better than the mechanical disk brakes on my cargo bike.
01-17-23, 08:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,329
Posted By victorm

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/eedb539b_8e27_47cc_b53e_310d48e3f302_f05250b37b3475518546910fe6a5c9ddcb112ca2.jpeg...
01-17-23, 01:32 AM
Replies: 8,497
Views: 2,738,190
Posted By Repack Rider

1983 Ritchey Annapurna. Custom built for me, once...

1983 Ritchey Annapurna. Custom built for me, once even had my name on it. This bike has taken me a lot of places, including Canada's Northwest Territories. Plug on the stem is carved from lignum...
01-16-23, 06:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,608
Posted By jjames1452

Kona Kapu - lugged frame

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01-16-23, 04:16 PM
Replies: 74,001
Views: 12,022,932
Posted By Rocket-Sauce

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/15251860...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1525186094624700/?hoisted=false&ref=browse_tab&referral_code=marketplace_general&referral_story_type=general&tracking=%7B%22qid%22%3A%22-4873812267568332352%2...
01-16-23, 03:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 897
Posted By jamesdak

NOS 80's Krapf Frameset

I've had my eye on this frameset since at least 2018. Price kept getting lower and lower and I finally made an offer that was accepted. I keyed in on this as it was obviously a Giovanni Losa frame. ...
01-14-23, 04:24 PM
Replies: 74,001
Views: 12,022,932
Posted By Rocket-Sauce

Yeah, yeah... it's too modern for around here,...

Yeah, yeah... it's too modern for around here, but it is steel, handmade in the USA, and... THAT COLOR! :love:
...
01-14-23, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8,497
Views: 2,738,190
Posted By victorm

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x2000/9073df2d_961f_4f2a_a586_900cc9b36f89_f998fd7ed567d7bc73748563dd3fe468f0893734.jpeg
01-13-23, 08:45 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,101
Posted By Koyote

Funniest part of the thread is wolfboy carrying...

Funniest part of the thread is wolfboy carrying on about people pursuing ďstatus and imageď Ė Ė the same wolfboy who never misses an opportunity to brag about how he only rides single speed.

By...
01-13-23, 08:44 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,101
Posted By big john

If you ever spent time riding around some of the...

If you ever spent time riding around some of the thousands and thousands of multi million dollar homes in a place like Southern California, for example, you would know that $14K for a bike is peanuts...
01-13-23, 07:57 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,101
Posted By wolfchild

Ahh common and get real. It's the same thing with...

Ahh common and get real. It's the same thing with cars. Why would a person purchase a $ 150 000 Mercedes SUV instead of a $ 40 000 Toyota SUV when is reality that Toyota is more practical and will...
01-13-23, 02:32 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,101
Posted By tomato coupe

How can a $14,000 bicycle possibly be worth the...

How can a $14,000 bicycle possibly be worth the money?

D- for originality.
01-13-23, 12:05 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,101
Posted By Russ Roth

They're not, people have just been suckered into...

They're not, people have just been suckered into believing it. Was looking at a similar trek and probably the same specialized. Assuming a 3,000 wheelset using Enve or Zipp rims, king, DT, I9, white...
01-12-23, 04:27 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,644
Posted By Koyote

That guy (https://www.chapmancycles.com/)is a...

That guy (https://www.chapmancycles.com/)is a true artisan.
01-12-23, 04:24 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,644
Posted By veganbikes

Older bikes can be quite a bit more interesting,...

Older bikes can be quite a bit more interesting, then "wow you have an aero frame that looks like the other aero frames so cool". I have had a few customers who had some really interesting stuff...
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