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09-23-21, 11:43 AM
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Posted By Flatforkcrown

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Some kinda beat looking older pedals for my volpe....
09-23-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7,819
Views: 4,012,627
Posted By Flatforkcrown

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09-23-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 136
Posted By Flatforkcrown

chains are sized by speeds in the back. 5-8, 9,...

chains are sized by speeds in the back. 5-8, 9, 10Ö you can usually go with what you have or one speed up for a slightly thinner chain. That looks like an 8 speed Athena crank, but I canít see how...
09-23-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 136
Posted By Flatforkcrown

Are you asking why your chain is rubbing in the...

Are you asking why your chain is rubbing in the small-small combo? It is not a chain or chainring spacer issue. It looks like user error to be honest. Donít use extreme cross chaining combos. Also,...
09-23-21, 09:45 AM
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Views: 4,012,627
Posted By Flatforkcrown

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09-22-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By Flatforkcrown

I have a tubular mounted the wrong way, and I...

I have a tubular mounted the wrong way, and I didnít even notice until I had had a couple rides on it.
09-22-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 550
Posted By Flatforkcrown

I think people see race bikes as twitchy because...

I think people see race bikes as twitchy because they ride them slow. At 5 mph my road bike is twitchy. At 30 it is smooth and stable.
09-22-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7,819
Views: 4,012,627
Posted By Flatforkcrown

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Just threw this on the turntable
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 837
Posted By Flatforkcrown

Just putting this hereÖ toe overlap on a 1973...

Just putting this hereÖ toe overlap on a 1973 Motobecane Le Champion. This was their top production bike at the time, with mostly campy record and Reynolds 531 tubes. With proper geometry a racing...
09-21-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By Flatforkcrown

If the cable is slack then try unscrewing the H...

If the cable is slack then try unscrewing the H screw on the rear derailer and see if that lets it shift into the small sprocket. After that youíll have to readjust the tension on the cable to ensure...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 243,709
Posted By Flatforkcrown

looksÖ comfortable. aesthetically needs more...

looksÖ comfortable.

aesthetically needs more seatpost showing and more saddle to bar dropÖ although those drops are so deep that it actually seems like youíd be in a good position in the drops.
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09-21-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 385
Posted By Flatforkcrown

In regards to the road shifter/ mtb front...

In regards to the road shifter/ mtb front derailer issue, it could work. I have an ultegra 9 speed shifter that shifts an first gen xtr front over a triple and it works fine.
09-20-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 306
Posted By Flatforkcrown

Iíve seen bars drilled for interior cable routing...

Iíve seen bars drilled for interior cable routing also. In fact, I think the bars that came on my de rosa are drilled. I donít notice any extra flex from the holes, and they exit in the sleeve, but I...
09-20-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 546
Posted By Flatforkcrown

so, which is it? Cycling isnít a fashion show, or...

so, which is it? Cycling isnít a fashion show, or anything other than black is showing off? I have tan walls on 2 of my bikes, but not because i wanted the color. I have tan walls because the tires I...
09-20-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 890
Posted By Flatforkcrown

This is why Iím glad Iím into C&VÖ since the...

This is why Iím glad Iím into C&VÖ since the pandemic started Iíve bought and rebuilt 3 bikes, and been able to get any parts I need.

so, no shortage if you like vintage bikes and parts, and no...
09-18-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 5,064
Views: 3,562,988
Posted By Flatforkcrown

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Finished. This things a blast.
09-18-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 52,082
Posted By Flatforkcrown

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Also, unless itís really high end it is cheap to...
09-18-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,955
Posted By Flatforkcrown

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Better pic of the volpe. Brake levers have been...
09-16-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,955
Posted By Flatforkcrown

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Excuse the poor picture, but this is my early 90s...
09-16-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 577
Posted By Flatforkcrown

Have you tried a leather saddle? I have a brooks...

Have you tried a leather saddle? I have a brooks pro and brooks swift and theyíre great on gravel and trails.
09-14-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,552
Posted By Flatforkcrown

I pump mine before every ride. Both of my road...

I pump mine before every ride. Both of my road bikes run tubulars with latex tubes, so thereís no other option with them. My gravelish bike gets pumped because Iím already in the habit of doing it.
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09-14-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 15,329
Posted By Flatforkcrown

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Basic Wyler I just got.
09-13-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,786
Posted By Flatforkcrown

ahhhÖ gotta love a tube amp. Mine arenít anywhere...

ahhhÖ gotta love a tube amp. Mine arenít anywhere near as powerful as a Marshall stack though....
09-13-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 950
Posted By Flatforkcrown

Iíve had old road frames where you had to let air...

Iíve had old road frames where you had to let air out of the tire to get the rear wheel out of the frame. Thatís what Iíd do in your situation too. Iíd rather pump a tire than mess with a cable...
09-13-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,183
Posted By Flatforkcrown

ok, but why are the drops so clean?

ok, but why are the drops so clean?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 243,709
Posted By Flatforkcrown

looks good. Eventually I want to put a modern...

looks good. Eventually I want to put a modern group on it, but I got the almost unused roval wheels for free and love how they ride. Unfortunately they are freewheel, so Iím stuck with 7 speeds until...
09-12-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,366
Posted By Flatforkcrown

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Caffeine stop today.
09-12-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,786
Posted By Flatforkcrown

That small unit or phone wonít sound like my 70s...

That small unit or phone wonít sound like my 70s pioneer turntable thru large advent speakers though.
09-12-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 64,040
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Posted By Flatforkcrown

frame alone is worth the price of admission with...

frame alone is worth the price of admission with Oria tubing.
09-12-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,786
Posted By Flatforkcrown

Iíve got spd on my gravelish bike, speedplay x2...

Iíve got spd on my gravelish bike, speedplay x2 on my go fast bike, and campy record with toe clips on my early 70s 531/nuovo record bike. Never been a fan of flat pedals.
09-12-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,792
Posted By Flatforkcrown

I rode 2 of them. ...

I rode 2 of them.
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3 miles of this...
09-12-21, 08:55 AM
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Posted By Flatforkcrown

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A little over 3 miles on dirt...
09-10-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 620
Posted By Flatforkcrown

Youíll probably need a much shorter stem to make...

Youíll probably need a much shorter stem to make drop bars work also. Youíll have an extra 75-100cm reach to the hoods or in the drops if you keep the same stem.
09-10-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 803
Posted By Flatforkcrown

I just built myself one from a mix of partsÖ...

I just built myself one from a mix of partsÖ 11-32 9 speed back and 46-34-26 or 28 front. Itís a lugged steel frame and i probably only have 400 in it right now....
09-10-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 382,442
Posted By Flatforkcrown

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Some upgradesÖ 8 speed xt rear derailer, tiagra...
09-10-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,792
Posted By Flatforkcrown

Put a new crank on my early 90s volpe. Iíve been...

Put a new crank on my early 90s volpe. Iíve been trying to make it more off road friendly, and so far have switched out the rear derailer, cranks, bottom bracket, and shifters. Went from 7 speed...
09-09-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,366
Posted By Flatforkcrown

Iíd much rather have an all Italian or Japanese...

Iíd much rather have an all Italian or Japanese bike.
09-09-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,636
Posted By Flatforkcrown

infinite money AND time? Nice.

infinite money AND time? Nice.
09-09-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,792
Posted By Flatforkcrown

I had been having slow shifts with a rear Sachs...

I had been having slow shifts with a rear Sachs New Success derailer that I bought on eBay, so decided to take the pulleys out and clean and lube them. I soon noticed why my shifting was bad when I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 243,709
Posted By Flatforkcrown

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Itís old, heavy, and steelÖ but itís what I have to...
09-08-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 52,082
Posted By Flatforkcrown

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The main reason I ride itÖ itís just nice to look...
09-04-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5,064
Views: 3,562,988
Posted By Flatforkcrown

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Work in progressÖ 1991 bianchi volpe. I swapped in...
Forum: Foo
09-03-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1,979
Views: 83,883
Posted By Flatforkcrown

Coffee now, but this after work. ...

Coffee now, but this after work.
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09-03-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 703
Posted By Flatforkcrown

yes, and then I glue the whole thing to the rim.

yes, and then I glue the whole thing to the rim.
09-03-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 703
Posted By Flatforkcrown

thatís why most of my tires came with the tape...

thatís why most of my tires came with the tape already glued on.
09-03-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,754
Posted By Flatforkcrown

Fify

Fify
09-02-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 52,082
Posted By Flatforkcrown

I mean, if youíre not racing and you think a good...

I mean, if youíre not racing and you think a good SLX bike is too heavy maybe you just need to ride more. Iím not pro, and until I am my vintage de Rosa isnít whatís holding me back.
09-02-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4,519
Views: 459,026
Posted By Flatforkcrown

Decided I hated command shifters, so the bianchi...

Decided I hated command shifters, so the bianchi got an upgrade.
...
09-02-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8,027
Views: 2,558,350
Posted By Flatforkcrown

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91 bianchi volpe that originally had a 7 speed...
09-02-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,082
Posted By Flatforkcrown

If you go with toe cages, leather soled dress...

If you go with toe cages, leather soled dress shoes are actually great to ride in. Nice stiff sole and will keep your feet dryer if they are fully leather inside. I prefer John lobb, but you can get...
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