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07-26-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 57
Posted By Dfrost

FWIW, since I’m certainly not a weight weenie, I...

FWIW, since I’m certainly not a weight weenie, I weighed these three 110/74 cranks, all weighed as just the arms (length as noted), no rings or BB

Sugino AT, 170 arms: 480gm. BTW, I suspect 175’s...
07-22-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 26,212
Posted By Dfrost

Love the differential equation on the white board!

Love the differential equation on the white board!
07-21-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,508
Posted By Dfrost

This “Hall of Fame” seems to feature volume-built...

This “Hall of Fame” seems to feature volume-built bikes. No excuses are needed, except perhaps for mine that are anything but.

But I’m surprised no owner of a French randonnuese (spelling?) has...
07-21-21, 12:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,508
Posted By Dfrost

I have one of each, the red ‘87 SLX Marinoni...

I have one of each, the red ‘87 SLX Marinoni posted above in #14 that always has a large seat-post rear bag (about 7.5 l capacity), and the rando-bagged ‘79 Miyata 912 below with Gugificazione!...
07-20-21, 12:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By Dfrost

Thanks! That was a fun story. I still have...

Thanks! That was a fun story. I still have Seatpost Thing!
07-20-21, 12:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,508
Posted By Dfrost

Not exactly a “production bike”, Simonne Marinoni...

Not exactly a “production bike”, Simonne Marinoni called this a Sport Tourer in her response to my SN inquiry:

1987 SLX Marinoni, here with 700x32’s that just fit under the short reach calipers:...
07-19-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 298
Posted By Dfrost

When Exa-Drive cogs in touring-ish sizes became...

When Exa-Drive cogs in touring-ish sizes became impossible to find for my wife’s former 8-speed Chorus/Record setup (and they wore at a surprisingly high rate), I converted her rear wheel to a...
07-18-21, 12:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By Dfrost

The “Q” stamping indicate those that are part of...

The “Q” stamping indicate those that are part of the original cassette. The finish that looks common to all of them suggests that they are the original set. You’ll find that one in the table within...
07-15-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 256
Posted By Dfrost

Look under the cable guide under the BB shell....

Look under the cable guide under the BB shell. That’s where I found my SN. Ms. Marinoni answered my query very quickly when I asked 8 years ago.
07-15-21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,083
Posted By Dfrost

I had the opportunity to examine RoS’s gem at...

I had the opportunity to examine RoS’s gem at length today. I’ve always enjoyed seeing (and sometimes riding extensively, before his bigger frame fit revelation) many of the bikes he’s transformed.
...
07-15-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By Dfrost

I’ve always avoided it when it was the “start of...

I’ve always avoided it when it was the “start of the cycling season” ride at the end of February. Some seriously clueless people on bikes show up (and stop in some truly strange and dangerous...
07-14-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 421
Posted By Dfrost

Is there a used bike emporium or coop near you?...

Is there a used bike emporium or coop near you? Pretty sure that they would have LOTS of 110 BCD chain rings.

And you could post a WTB on the C&V Sales sub-forum. We probably have even more.
07-09-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 775
Posted By Dfrost

I have one additional medium cage, and it’s about...

I have one additional medium cage, and it’s about to get some use on a potential new-to-me bike. The other spares are short cage versions. I figure that the parallelogram bodies are the most likely...
07-05-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 704
Posted By Dfrost

I removed the matt black finish on exposed...

I removed the matt black finish on exposed portion of this Truvativ seatpost using fine sandpaper, emery cloth, and then Simichrome polish. Surprised how easy and quick it was. No additional...
06-23-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 38,732
Posted By Dfrost

The serial number on my ‘87 was visible after...

The serial number on my ‘87 was visible after (temporarily) removing the cable guide under the bottom bracket:
...
06-21-21, 12:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 268
Posted By Dfrost

Very happy with the Garmin Forerunner 935 that...

Very happy with the Garmin Forerunner 935 that I’ve been using for the last three years. Like it MUCH better than a touchscreen Garmin I had briefly (gotta love REI’s return policy, even when it’s...
06-10-21, 12:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 775
Posted By Dfrost

Yes, as tricky notes, both of my bikes use Sachs...

Yes, as tricky notes, both of my bikes use Sachs New Success Ergo brifters. (And I call them brifters all the time. No reason not to!) The RD are both Sachs NS medium cage that appear to be...
03-24-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,651
Posted By Dfrost

The Marinoni in its 650B setup with Berthoud...

The Marinoni in its 650B setup with Berthoud fenders. Pretty sure there are better fender lines than this elsewhere in this thread. But another excuse for C&V bike p**n should not be passed up!
...
03-24-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By Dfrost

Doug Fattic, Love your thorough, but always clear...

Doug Fattic, Love your thorough, but always clear and understandable responses! Thank you for being a frequent contributor here.
03-23-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 624
Posted By Dfrost

I’m using compressionless housing from Jagwire on...

I’m using compressionless housing from Jagwire on the ‘79 Miyata with Shimano dual pivot caliper, Campy Ergo levers, ferrules everywhere, slightly toed-in Kool Stop salmon pads. Extremely pleased...
03-09-21, 01:18 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,239
Posted By Dfrost

My wife’s snowflake frame with the matching stem...

My wife’s snowflake frame with the matching stem hangs in the great collection of classic bikes at Recycled Cycles in Seattle.

I wouldn’t be surprised if Glenn still owns some of them. But very...
03-08-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 22,873
Posted By Dfrost

The 1976 65cm Masi GC that my wife found as a...

The 1976 65cm Masi GC that my wife found as a frame/fork to replace the (too small) 60cm ‘72 (also champagne) from my brief racing days back then. Unlike the earlier one that was awesome everywhere,...
03-07-21, 02:31 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,239
Posted By Dfrost

My wife’s previous bike was this Erickson custom....

My wife’s previous bike was this Erickson custom. He’s known for his “art bikes”, and this one with its snowflake scheme is relatively modest.
...
03-07-21, 02:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,115
Posted By Dfrost

There are many threads here on C&V that feature...

There are many threads here on C&V that feature plenty of “bike p*rn”. This one, now 14 years old and still going strong, has LOTS of pics, all featuring classic frames that have been built up with...
03-04-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,554
Posted By Dfrost

OP and I are both curious about the 13T and 14T...

OP and I are both curious about the 13T and 14T 1st position cogs I’ve offered him. They both came from 7-speed cassettes (13 is stamped G-H-K-M, 14 is stamped F). For confirmation, here’s Sheldon’s...
03-03-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By Dfrost

I have these two Ritchey Logic 110/74 cranks, but...

I have these two Ritchey Logic 110/74 cranks, but neither has rings. I’ve used these with 113mm and 118mm square taper BB, with a spacer under the DS arm to achieve correct chainline. They’re...
03-02-21, 12:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,554
Posted By Dfrost

PM sent about available 13 and 14 1st position...

PM sent about available 13 and 14 1st position cogs.
02-28-21, 02:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,554
Posted By Dfrost

I might have one of those single 13T outer cogs...

I might have one of those single 13T outer cogs that I could give up. Send me a reminder PM if you haven’t received a PM from me in the next few days.
02-27-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,554
Posted By Dfrost

Used cassettes, sight unseen, probably are a...

Used cassettes, sight unseen, probably are a risk. But if you can examine them closely, or even better with a Rohloff cassette checker, many of the individual cogs might be OK.

FWIW, in building...
02-25-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 846
Posted By Dfrost

There are racks new and used (check your local...

There are racks new and used (check your local bike co-op for the latter), that attach to the brake bridge, like this one. Personally, I’d avoid any rack that attaches by simply clamping.
...
02-19-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,282
Posted By Dfrost

Andy_K, You're often one to suggest a...

Andy_K,
You're often one to suggest a near-matching nail polish for touch-ups.
So here’s an idea (taking ROS’ idea above to the extreme): Start with a nail polish for future touch-ups, then match...
02-17-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 537
Posted By Dfrost

Learned some neat stuff that applies, presumably,...

Learned some neat stuff that applies, presumably, to my 1987 Marinoni Sports Tourer so built in the same year as this article. Love that he did all his own chrome plating, at least back then. Mine...
02-11-21, 01:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By Dfrost

Selle Anatomica saddles have those small sit bone...

Selle Anatomica saddles have those small sit bone indentations when new, fresh out of the box, or at least they did when I had one for a while about seven years ago. I doubt tensioning will make them...
02-05-21, 01:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 792
Posted By Dfrost

Jeff Lyon says he’ll will build a fork for $285....

Jeff Lyon says he’ll will build a fork for $285. Not sure what parameters are associated with them, but BQ liked his L’Avecaise.

https://www.lyonsport.com/frames-0
02-03-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,387
Posted By Dfrost

As always, Matt has a perspective worth...

As always, Matt has a perspective worth considering ^^^.
02-02-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 791
Posted By Dfrost

Not sure what the objection is to the plastic...

Not sure what the objection is to the plastic portions of the GB Aspin/Aravis. I’ve put almost 12,000 miles on my first Aravis and love it! That includes a 140-mile day followed by 70 the next day,...
02-02-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,231
Posted By Dfrost

That kickstand will be very handy with a trailer...

That kickstand will be very handy with a trailer attached. Let’s you focus on getting kid in/out of trailer safely without worrying about the bike or a place to lean it.

Once the kids are riding...
01-31-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,035
Posted By Dfrost

shnibop, if you expect the buyer to pick up this...

shnibop, if you expect the buyer to pick up this load of treasures, you probably should mention where you’re located.
01-29-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,626
Posted By Dfrost

Mine are both triples, like Andy_K’s, who is my...

Mine are both triples, like Andy_K’s, who is my go-to riding buddy when we’re on shared rides out here in short-and-steep PNW. (Maybe we can get back to those eventually!) These would be fast with a...
01-23-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,979
Posted By Dfrost

Gugificazione! (Note the all important...

Gugificazione! (Note the all important exclamation mark.)
Definition: from Italian. General term for bike modifications performed by Mark Guglielmana. Bike is typically older, but always steel...
01-22-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 640
Posted By Dfrost

When I was into sea kayaking, beeswax or paraffin...

When I was into sea kayaking, beeswax or paraffin were the treatment of choice on the very hard to close waterproof drysuit zippers that you had to be able to operate with one hand. Rub it up and...
01-22-21, 01:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,688
Posted By Dfrost

Thanks for those reminders, DD!

Thanks for those reminders, DD!
01-15-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,545
Posted By Dfrost

This Park Tool YouTube about bar wrapping is...

This Park Tool YouTube about bar wrapping is great! Many options suggested throughout. About halfway through there’s a neat idea about switching wrap directions at the brake posts that I particularly...
01-05-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,451
Posted By Dfrost

I should have mentioned in my previous post that...

I should have mentioned in my previous post that my initial minor connection was racing in the Denver area, long before we both moved to the PNW. Small world of cycling, more so back then.
01-05-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,982
Posted By Dfrost

Wife-to-be and I met literally in the middle of...

Wife-to-be and I met literally in the middle of the 200-mile Seattle-to-Portland ride in 1993, then became good friends training for a one-day version of the STP in ‘96. We starting dating later that...
01-05-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,451
Posted By Dfrost

I’m curious as to the actual age of this frame. ...

I’m curious as to the actual age of this frame.

I (slightly) new Tim Isaac back when Nuovo Record was actually nuovo (early 70’s) as a fellow racer, albeit several classifications above me....
01-02-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By Dfrost

Seattle area transfer stations (aka, “the dump”)...

Seattle area transfer stations (aka, “the dump”) all have separate containers set aside for collecting bikes, and anything that might be a bike part. Bike Works (bikeworks.org), where several C&Vers...
01-02-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 24,194
Posted By Dfrost

Guess another thing that bugs me is people...

Guess another thing that bugs me is people critical of others’ positions on their bikes that are clearly ridden often and long!

I’d love to be around when those of you critical of drop bars close...
01-01-21, 01:42 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,154
Posted By Dfrost

I had the pleasure to check RiddleOfSteel’s...

I had the pleasure to check RiddleOfSteel’s touch up work in person after the broken spoke rescue. It certainly passes the “five foot” test! I needed to get quite close to find the repaint and the...
12-31-20, 01:39 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 24,194
Posted By Dfrost

Infatuation with “period correct” components on a...

Infatuation with “period correct” components on a bike that will be ridden regularly. Or are there bike style cops out there who actually check for such things, outside of L’Eroica events?

Calling...
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