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07-18-24, 10:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,250
Posted By georges1

Thanks, the frame is very lively nervous, stiff...

Thanks, the frame is very lively nervous, stiff and comfy. For the cockpit I chose Easton EA 70 stem and EA 30 Hi Rise Bar, the headset I had installed on it , is the Cane Creek's top of the range...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-24, 01:26 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,461
Posted By georges1

I have been using 30 speeds with the XT 780 T/XT...

I have been using 30 speeds with the XT 780 T/XT 8000 on all my mountain bikes and on my hybrid since almost a decade , like you I prefer prefer the more conventional gearing options and tighter...
07-17-24, 11:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,250
Posted By georges1

One of my favorite 26 mountain bikes, the 2006...

One of my favorite 26 mountain bikes, the 2006 Trek 6500 SLR in yellow orange and scorch red, this was the last generation of Trek aluminium made frames in the USA...
07-14-24, 12:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,835
Posted By georges1

The one I recommended you earlier RockShox Recon...

The one I recommended you earlier RockShox Recon Silver TK Solo Air Suspension Fork - 26" | 100mm | Canti/Disc | Straight | 9QR - black (https://www.bike24.com/p2214976.html) because buying a vintage...
07-13-24, 01:21 PM
Replies: 15,559
Views: 4,244,888
Posted By georges1

The 105sc was superior to the campy athena of...

The 105sc was superior to the campy athena of these years and provided better shifting and better braking.
07-12-24, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6,773
Views: 658,126
Posted By georges1

20km on my usual local trail this time went with...

20km on my usual local trail this time went with the 2006 Trek 6500 SLR that I haven't used for a while, I went faster than my previous time 50 minutes. The XT T780T transmission shifts well, the...
07-12-24, 12:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,835
Posted By georges1

the indestructible Trek. I like it

the indestructible Trek. I like it
07-12-24, 02:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 827
Posted By georges1

very nice and very good quality bike:thumb:

very nice and very good quality bike:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-24, 03:31 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,304
Posted By georges1

You should have tried the dura ace 7800 which...

You should have tried the dura ace 7800 which didn't rattle and which is still going strong .
07-09-24, 02:43 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-24, 12:55 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,461
Posted By georges1

I totally agree smoother and more reliable...

I totally agree smoother and more reliable shifting from Shimano, let's not mention much better and progressive braking power.
Replies: 16
Views: 636
Posted By georges1

I have bought a Trek 2300 in Alpha SL Aluminium...

I have bought a Trek 2300 in Alpha SL Aluminium frame for a very reasonable price , I bought one because it was stiff and light and I wanted an US made Trek frame, it will be fitted Dura Ace 7800 and...
07-07-24, 03:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,195
Posted By georges1

interesting thread about dura ace vs nuovo record...

interesting thread about dura ace vs nuovo record https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1175103-early-dura-ace-vs-neuvo-record.html and this...
07-07-24, 12:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,339
Posted By georges1

I wish you a quick and speed a recovery and I am...

I wish you a quick and speed a recovery and I am so sorry to hear about this. I have warned many times about the dangers of biking in Paris, despite all the bike lanes and stuff, it is still too...
07-07-24, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1,656
Views: 100,296
Posted By georges1

jamesdak this might be of your interest Elm...

jamesdak this might be of your interest Elm Lifetime Record Professional Cycling Team Oscar Freire World 99 Dedacciai 7003 ABT (https://www.ebay.com/itm/154835746483)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-24, 03:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,590
Posted By georges1

Strenghts: Was always good climber whether on...

Strenghts: Was always good climber whether on road, but also gravel and trails. Good all rounder. My ability to pedal fast and with power is what has kept me the lead of some races back in the days...
07-04-24, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6,773
Views: 658,126
Posted By georges1

5 km back and forth for taking back my local bike...

5 km back and forth for taking back my local bike shop after tires change and tube installation. I love my old Merida Al Bon Mountain Bike, very responsive and smooth shifting ride with the xt 780t...
07-04-24, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By georges1

They are the brakes that are going to be...

They are the brakes that are going to be installed on my Trek Fuel 100
07-03-24, 03:47 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 33,191
Posted By georges1

This frame ...

This frame
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53817800160_8092ac513b_c.jpg
this frame
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53366236013_ec01bb9431_b.jpg
this frame...
07-03-24, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By georges1

Thanks for sharing:thumb:I testrode one but the...

Thanks for sharing:thumb:I testrode one but the harshness of the ride and the unpolished welds made me prefer a Cannondale and italian brands such as Veneto, Vetta, Coppi and De Rosa. I have a friend...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-24, 07:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,520
Posted By georges1

My first high end road bike started with a 1992...

My first high end road bike started with a 1992 Peugeot Prestige frame made or Reynolds 708 which I used for road bike competitions from 1996-1999, in january1999 I had a bad crash and serious left...
07-02-24, 10:21 PM
Replies: 1,656
Views: 100,296
Posted By georges1

a nice columbus nemo framed bike at this price,...

a nice columbus nemo framed bike at this price, it is an absolute bargain:thumb:
06-29-24, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6,773
Views: 658,126
Posted By georges1

Did an early evening ride of 20 km with a...

Did an early evening ride of 20 km with a minority of gravel terrain and majority of bike lanes in 1 h 10 min with the Giant Tourer Hybrid and what a pleasure it was. Shifting, braking and handling...
06-29-24, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6,773
Views: 658,126
Posted By georges1

Going to the neighbouring town back and forth 4...

Going to the neighbouring town back and forth 4 km on my 1999 Trek 6700 SLR MTB done in less than 25 minutes. Normally I should have taken the hybrid but I like this MTB so much because of its fast...
06-29-24, 09:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,437
Posted By georges1

2014 Trek might be a very good bike since it has...

2014 Trek might be a very good bike since it has alpha aluminium series frame, oclv carbon fork, bontrager wheels and tires, bontrager stem and bar, cane creek headset and sram force transmission. If...
06-29-24, 09:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,168
Posted By georges1

very interesting bike and cool dedaccciai...

very interesting bike and cool dedaccciai frame:thumb:
06-27-24, 05:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By georges1

I have always wanted one so badly but...

I have always wanted one so badly but unfortunately even on their largest sizes the head tube lenght is 135 mm on my 1995 Giant Bronco in Alcoa Cu92 which is a 20.5 inch frame the head tube lenght is...
06-27-24, 10:15 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 17,413
Posted By georges1

I mean very rocky terrain with lots of potholes,...

I mean very rocky terrain with lots of potholes, rocks, roots, mud, tree trunks and thick pieces of wood. There are also brambles.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-24, 07:23 AM
Replies: 21,461
Views: 5,396,749
Posted By georges1

As seen in the pic the frame bears the Maschiaghi...

As seen in the pic the frame bears the Maschiaghi Tag warranty Giovanni Pellizzolli which was the builder for Fausto Coppi, the seller who sold me the bike told me that it was from the late 1990's ....
06-27-24, 04:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 824
Posted By georges1

I always have had custom build wheels either...

I always have had custom build wheels either using hope, dt and shimano hubs especially for my MTBs and the hybrid. For the road bikes, I either use Zipp or Mavic. My bike tech also builds my mtb...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-24, 02:04 AM
Replies: 21,461
Views: 5,396,749
Posted By georges1

new old stock frame for a last and final road...

new old stock frame for a last and final road bike project
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53817800160_8092ac513b_c.jpg
06-26-24, 01:58 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 17,413
Posted By georges1

Yes the middle ring is used very rarely on the...

Yes the middle ring is used very rarely on the MTBs as on the hybrid but it does gets used when needed but very rarely. Most of the times, I use the big ring and when the ascents are getting insane...
06-26-24, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By georges1

The very last addition to the road bike project, the Fausto Coppi K14

Good Evening

I was initially wanting to add another MTB in true temper tubing but shipping from the USA alongwith customs duties and taxes killed that project. I was also thinking about a...
06-24-24, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1,656
Views: 100,296
Posted By georges1

very good deal on a nice frame :thumb:

very good deal on a nice frame :thumb:
06-23-24, 01:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 603
Posted By georges1

Nice article , thanks for sharing....

Nice article , thanks for sharing. :thumb:Nivacrom steel started it all in 1987, and it first started with the El and Max series of tubing then Minimax, then Overmax, then Genius in 1991, then after...
06-21-24, 09:37 AM
06-20-24, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By georges1

If you want to upgrade the bike then dura ace...

If you want to upgrade the bike then dura ace 7700/7800 which is older dura ace but very good and very reliable stuff for this bike. If the cranks are 177.5, then see if 172.5 or 175 might be a...
06-18-24, 05:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,407
Posted By georges1

great choice of components and great bike :thumb:

great choice of components and great bike :thumb:
06-12-24, 08:39 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 29,526
Posted By georges1

that is a fantastic and awesome collection :thumb:

that is a fantastic and awesome collection :thumb:
06-08-24, 04:28 AM
Replies: 6,773
Views: 658,126
Posted By georges1

20km on road and some lightly gravelly terrains...

20km on road and some lightly gravelly terrains with my 1995 Giant Bronco, the conti Moutain King in 26*2.2 , the first Gen Mavic Cross Max, the Rock Shox Recon fork and the Shimano XT 780 T...
06-05-24, 11:27 PM
Replies: 1,656
Views: 100,296
Posted By georges1

Not really when you see how much hard to find are...

Not really when you see how much hard to find are pristine M2 frames and how hard to find are XTR M900 new old stock spare parts, I am not even talking about refurbishing first generation suspended...
06-05-24, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1,656
Views: 100,296
Posted By georges1

three very expensive specialized mountain bikes...

three very expensive specialized mountain bikes with their original equipment in near new old stock condition:
Specialized M2 (https://www.ebay.com/itm/266529925636)
1992 Specialized M2 S-works...
06-05-24, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By georges1

I remember that Fondriest used Dedacciai DR Zero...

I remember that Fondriest used Dedacciai DR Zero 18 MCDV6 HT steel which was and is a high end steel comparable to Columbus Genius, Nemo and Foco
05-19-24, 03:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,729
Posted By georges1

I use my 1993 Giant Tourer hybrid on roads and on...

I use my 1993 Giant Tourer hybrid on roads and on gravelly terrains, for heavy accidented trails or very poor condition roads one of my MTBs...
05-19-24, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By georges1

Something made between 1995-1999, the xtr 952 was...

Something made between 1995-1999, the xtr 952 was introduced in 1996, the fact that the bike has avid arch rival 5.0 v brakes is a very good thing because they are more reliable than the XTR vbrakes...
05-18-24, 04:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,892
Posted By georges1

2003 Cannondale Commercial Gilberto Simoni

2003 Cannondale Commercial Gilberto Simoni
05-18-24, 04:19 AM
Replies: 6,773
Views: 658,126
Posted By georges1

used the trek 6700 slr mtb for a ride on...

used the trek 6700 slr mtb for a ride on averagely paved road of 20km
05-17-24, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9,165
Views: 3,244,212
Posted By georges1

Nice bike :thumb:

Nice bike :thumb:
05-17-24, 03:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,480
Posted By georges1

Dordogne is a nice place where you have nice...

Dordogne is a nice place where you have nice trails for enduro , cross country and free ride. There are very few french bike collectors, there is one french group on facebook of die hard vintage MTB...
05-17-24, 01:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,480
Posted By georges1

I totally agree. The charges are reasonable and...

I totally agree. The charges are reasonable and also you can find on ebay what is not necessary sold anymore in your country. (Germany, USA, UK, Spain and Italy have a long history of restoring and...
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