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11-27-22, 10:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By mhespenheide

There's contact information on their FaceBook...

There's contact information on their FaceBook page, which you should be reachable even if you don't have a FaceBook account:
https://www.facebook.com/franklinframe/

If you can't get there, let me...
11-27-22, 09:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,963
Posted By mhespenheide

Wouldn't the RB-1 go in your category 6, not...

Wouldn't the RB-1 go in your category 6, not category 5?
11-27-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,624
Posted By mhespenheide

That's fantastic! Can I ask what brakes those...

That's fantastic! Can I ask what brakes those are?
11-22-22, 11:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 186
Posted By mhespenheide

I'll take the 1050's if Paypal works for you.

I'll take the 1050's if Paypal works for you.
11-18-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 7,393
Views: 3,349,487
Posted By mhespenheide

^ I need to find a pair of those tires.

^ I need to find a pair of those tires.
11-15-22, 12:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 321
Posted By mhespenheide

Back in the late 80's and early 90's, plenty of...

Back in the late 80's and early 90's, plenty of us ran 26x2"+ mountain bike tires on rims that were only 13-15mm wide (internal, of course). The early Bontrager rims were famously just rolled-down...
11-13-22, 12:05 AM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 338,013
Posted By mhespenheide

I'm a fan of Bugno (and a fan of vintage TT...

I'm a fan of Bugno (and a fan of vintage TT bikes!), but you have to give some credit to Tadej Pogacar and Remco Evenepoel, two modern riders who are making fantastic strides as all-arounders!
11-08-22, 10:54 PM
Replies: 710
Views: 241,891
Posted By mhespenheide

I've got a 62 or 63cm Paramount PDG if you ever...

I've got a 62 or 63cm Paramount PDG if you ever want to scratch that itch. Only problem is it's on the other side of the country, over at my parents' house in NY. I'm not really actively looking to...
11-08-22, 12:50 AM
Replies: 710
Views: 241,891
Posted By mhespenheide

RoS, That one's been up on the Cheyenne CL for...

RoS,
That one's been up on the Cheyenne CL for a long time. At least a year, maybe two. (I do nationwide CL searches.) The seller clearly isn't too motivated. I can recommend a shop in Laramie,...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-06-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 909
Posted By mhespenheide

I'm reviving this thread. I used to live in Los...

I'm reviving this thread. I used to live in Los Olivos (and miss it).
From Ventura, I'd reach out to Stinner and Santa Barbara Cruisers to see if they'd be willing to have you shadow someone and...
11-04-22, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By mhespenheide

Also, did you see this Davidson frame in PDX? ...

Also, did you see this Davidson frame in PDX? https://eugene.craigslist.org/bik/d/eugene-63cm-handmade-davidson-touring/7553224003.html
Only 63cm tall, but 63cm long in the top tube(!) and classy...
11-04-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 72,793
Views: 11,826,578
Posted By mhespenheide

It's been a long time since I've seen one of the...

It's been a long time since I've seen one of the Cannondale velcro water bottles!
11-04-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By mhespenheide

Do you have a top tube length in mind? Many of...

Do you have a top tube length in mind? Many of the very-tall XXL vintage framesets had top tubes that weren't any longer than the XL or even L framesets of the time.
11-03-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 72,793
Views: 11,826,578
Posted By mhespenheide

I agree that it's a bargain, especially with...

I agree that it's a bargain, especially with Prestige tubing. But the really hard-to-find parts are the hoods for those brifters, which are missing here.
11-01-22, 10:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,247
Posted By mhespenheide

I'm 6'4", not particularly wide-shouldered. I've...

I'm 6'4", not particularly wide-shouldered. I've tried 40cm to 48cm and prefer 43-46cm center-to-center measured at the hoods. 48cm Nitto Noodles were wider than I liked. I can deal with 42's, but...
10-31-22, 11:38 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,246
Posted By mhespenheide

But the real question at this point is -- how did...

But the real question at this point is -- how did the talk go?
10-31-22, 01:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By mhespenheide

980 is superlight tubing. I'd love to find one...

980 is superlight tubing. I'd love to find one of those that fit me.
10-29-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,159
Posted By mhespenheide

I will admit that my own contrary nature and...

I will admit that my own contrary nature and warped sense of humor makes me want to take a mid-eighties Klein or Cannondale to Eroica CA, partially just to mess with the organizers. They call out...
10-28-22, 11:20 PM
Replies: 72,793
Views: 11,826,578
Posted By mhespenheide

Panasonic DX-5000 frameset for sale on the...

Panasonic DX-5000 frameset for sale on the "BikeList" website: https://bikelist.com/listings/panasonic-dx-5000--607461362. I don't know anything about the site itself; maybe they're another new...
10-28-22, 11:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,531
Posted By mhespenheide

Looking good! I'm glad you found a steel fork...

Looking good! I'm glad you found a steel fork for it.
10-28-22, 11:00 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,159
Posted By mhespenheide

For all the past issues, if I still lived in the...

For all the past issues, if I still lived in the area, I'd register and pay and attend.

I'm concerned by the September date, though. That's often the hottest month of the year and it could be...
10-23-22, 10:55 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,246
Posted By mhespenheide

Fret not; the torrential rain was yesterday.

Fret not; the torrential rain was yesterday.
10-23-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,246
Posted By mhespenheide

Thanks for the ride today! Sorry I couldn't make...

Thanks for the ride today! Sorry I couldn't make the full loop of Brainbridge; I hope the rest of the course was as good.
10-23-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 892
Posted By mhespenheide

I'm trying to keep my eyes out for a Novara...

I'm trying to keep my eyes out for a Novara Strada with Tange #1 tubing. I just kind of want to try one.
No shame in liking a blue-collar bike if it's a good rider!
10-20-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 37,970
Posted By mhespenheide

I'd recommend whichever one can fit 28's most...

I'd recommend whichever one can fit 28's most effectively, which rules out the Vitus. After that, if all the other three steel frames are equal, the Romic will draw the most attention by those in...
10-20-22, 08:06 PM
10-19-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 72,793
Views: 11,826,578
Posted By mhespenheide

That really does not look like a 24" (~61cm)...

That really does not look like a 24" (~61cm) frame to me. That looks like a 54-56cm frame.
10-18-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 572
Posted By mhespenheide

Others have already said it, but to confirm:...

Others have already said it, but to confirm: unless you're 102% committed to the idea of a slammed stem, just put in spacers between the upper race and the top threaded lockring. Future you or...
10-16-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,077
Posted By mhespenheide

If you're still looking, there's a Miyata near me...

If you're still looking, there's a Miyata near me with chrome fork and read drive-side stay. 59cm top tube, red/yellow. No chrome headtube lugs, though:...
10-16-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,246
Posted By mhespenheide

I'm interested, but [1] I'm ashamed to admit that...

I'm interested, but [1] I'm ashamed to admit that I don't have a fendered C&V bike set up at the moment and, more importantly, [2] have family duties with a three-year old. So maybe only shorter...
10-13-22, 10:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,059
Posted By mhespenheide

On two of my modern bikes, I've got a Redshift...

On two of my modern bikes, I've got a Redshift ShockStop seatpost and an eeSilk seatpost. Both are great. The Redshift is on an older Kona mountain bike, now repurposed as a drop-bar monstercross...
10-13-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 72,793
Views: 11,826,578
Posted By mhespenheide

It's certainly an ambitious ask, but it's not...

It's certainly an ambitious ask, but it's not outright insane. That's one of the earliest available mountain bikes, handbuilt by Tom Ritchey himself, with the favored fork crown and handlebars. I'm...
10-08-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,059
Posted By mhespenheide

In terms of forks, the diameter of the fork tip...

In terms of forks, the diameter of the fork tip plays a big role, too. Possibly even more than the amount of rake or where the rake is. I've seen references here that you want to make sure that...
10-03-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 878
Posted By mhespenheide

Not vintage, but there was a modern classic...

Not vintage, but there was a modern classic Waterford (complete bike) that got reduced in price to the point where I should have bought it immediately. I waited a few days before I made up my mind...
10-03-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,034
Posted By mhespenheide

There are even 9-speed cassettes out there with a...

There are even 9-speed cassettes out there with a 36-tooth max, for lower than 1:1 gearing!
10-02-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,923
Posted By mhespenheide

I recently moved back to Seattle after having...

I recently moved back to Seattle after having been away for six years. I don't know if the aggressive drivers got significantly worse during the pandemic when law enforcement officers basically...
10-01-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 946
Posted By mhespenheide

Too late (but thank you for the kind idea!), but...

Too late (but thank you for the kind idea!), but I'm not going to miss a chance to post her:
...
09-29-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 11,428
Posted By mhespenheide

Yeah, it's the earliest model of a...

Yeah, it's the earliest model of a full-suspension mountain bike that you might still actually want to ride today in its intended terrain (there were earlier full-suspension bikes, but you probably...
09-27-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 31,919
Posted By mhespenheide

Acknowledging that I'm responding to a 10-year...

Acknowledging that I'm responding to a 10-year old post...
...I thought it was the opposite? Tange "Champion", without a number but in a red label, is number 2. Tange "Champion" without a number...
09-27-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 611
Posted By mhespenheide

Schwalbe Billy Bonkers have been recommended to...

Schwalbe Billy Bonkers have been recommended to me, but they're fairly expensive. I think that's what I'm trying next, but I want a little bit of tread. If you can find them, the Continental Speed...
09-27-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,899
Posted By mhespenheide

If the standard of excellence is being accurate...

If the standard of excellence is being accurate to a half-centimeter, I'm quite sure many builders today can meet that!
09-26-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 72,793
Views: 11,826,578
Posted By mhespenheide

You can stay off the app by going to their...

You can stay off the app by going to their website, signing up with any email, and contacting the seller through the online portal. I've checked out a few local bikes that way. Beware that their...
09-23-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By mhespenheide

I'm sorry; somehow this didn't ping me. I would...

I'm sorry; somehow this didn't ping me. I would have been interested, but I'm glad you got your sale.
09-20-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Posted By mhespenheide

According to a faintly-remembered Bicycling...

According to a faintly-remembered Bicycling review, Havnoonian claimed that if there was any tilt/flare to the rim walls, the brake bolt flexing would drive the pads down and lower and lose power,...
09-20-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,485
Posted By mhespenheide

Ugh. I so wish this were 1-1.5cm longer in the...

Ugh. I so wish this were 1-1.5cm longer in the top tube.

Looks great, considering, and a very fair price.
09-18-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,306
Posted By mhespenheide

I don't pay too close attention to the C&V...

I don't pay too close attention to the C&V market, but what I do pay attention to has (nice steel frames, mid-level or better parts) drifted down in the last year. To my eye, prices climbed sharply...
Forum: For Sale
09-14-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By mhespenheide

If you don't mind me asking, what (new) fork do...

If you don't mind me asking, what (new) fork do you have on there that clears 30mm tires?

I have one of the black Buenos Aires. It's a great ride.
09-14-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 746
Posted By mhespenheide

Personally, I'd go with cork tape for a few...

Personally, I'd go with cork tape for a few months. If I were certain of the positioning of the brake levers, I might switch to leather tape at that point. (Of course, I'd probably just be lazy and...
09-14-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By mhespenheide

I'm not an expert, but I've not heard of custom...

I'm not an expert, but I've not heard of custom factory colors for Treks of that era.

Now, if you want to move it along, I might be interested... :D
09-12-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By mhespenheide

I missed out on one here about a month ago and...

I missed out on one here about a month ago and I'm still a little disappointed.

That solid blue is a '90, maybe?
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