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06-28-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,175
Posted By due ruote

I would put a blue Gios on the list for sure.

I would put a blue Gios on the list for sure.
06-28-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 299
Posted By due ruote

38mm Soma Supple Vitesse EX vs. Shikoro vs. Gravelking - opinions?

We have been using the Supple Vitesse EX (38 width) on our tandem and have been pretty pleased. Not a lot of flats, and we get around 4k miles from them, which I think is pretty good for a tire this...
06-24-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7,633
Views: 839,203
Posted By due ruote

Custom frame bag from a Ukrainian seller on Etsy....

Custom frame bag from a Ukrainian seller on Etsy. Very nicely finished and a real bargain imho.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/1021686724/...
06-23-22, 09:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,168
Posted By due ruote

Not a bay, but the OP did say large bodies of...

Not a bay, but the OP did say large bodies of water. Lake Michigan is one of those.
...
06-07-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 69,689
Views: 11,324,359
Posted By due ruote

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/d/flossmoor...

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/d/flossmoor-vintage-motobecane-roadbike/7476045778.html

...
06-05-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 756
Posted By due ruote

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trail_of_the_Coeur_d...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trail_of_the_Coeur_d%27Alenes

This is a great rail trail with nice views and little climbing. I would skip the east end that runs along the highway. Watch for moose....
06-03-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 69,689
Views: 11,324,359
Posted By due ruote

Juicy red Peloton with Superbe Pro. Has been on...

Juicy red Peloton with Superbe Pro. Has been on Madison CL since last year.

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d/spring-green-vintage-1984-schwinn/7479605084.html
05-16-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 838
Posted By due ruote

Kind of a clever way to paint a beater, actually....

Kind of a clever way to paint a beater, actually. When it gets a scrape, just grab whatever spray can is handy and have at it. Not that this bike doesnít deserve far better.
05-13-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,267
Posted By due ruote

To each his own. I have nothing invested in what...

To each his own. I have nothing invested in what size tires someone else likes, or what their reasons are. I do have a couple of observations though.
1. The default tire size in the pro peloton...
05-06-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By due ruote

I finally got around to doing this. It was all...

I finally got around to doing this. It was all pretty straightforward. The links provided below were excellent and very helpful. I did need to dimple the fenders slightly for stay and fork blade...
04-13-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By due ruote

I have not tried white, but attempted changing...

I have not tried white, but attempted changing brown hues (which should be easier I think) using Feibingís leather dye and sealant. Poor results. It looked good initially but didnít hold up at all to...
04-12-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,499
Posted By due ruote

Canít remember whether I have posted this one....

Canít remember whether I have posted this one. Itís no longer in the stable, but definitely green.
...
04-05-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,020
Posted By due ruote

Those barends were actually 6/7 speed. 6 speed is...

Those barends were actually 6/7 speed. 6 speed is the default, and a little gray nylon crescent-shaped thingamabob clips into the cable groove to change to 7 speed.
Great score on both bikes.
03-15-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,026
Posted By due ruote

Where can I find the kit that cover model is...

Where can I find the kit that cover model is wearing?
03-14-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 678
Posted By due ruote

Öso now itís even cooler.

Öso now itís even cooler.
03-14-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 709
Posted By due ruote

fwiw Firefox is giving me a security warning at...

fwiw Firefox is giving me a security warning at that link.
03-14-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 709
Posted By due ruote

I think the prevailing wisdom on "proper" dirt...

I think the prevailing wisdom on "proper" dirt drop setup is for the drops to be the default position. For that I gather you would need to raise the bars, and probably reposition the levers a bit...
03-08-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 28,966
Posted By due ruote

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x960/5a0a1a77_5aa1_4c07_aa5f_74624ffd4dbe_a6e71e4f3ba56c75988181d610714606529dbc4b.jpeg
Stella SX-73 single speed.
03-01-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,352
Posted By due ruote

Itís a sad day indeed if this wheelset isnít...

Itís a sad day indeed if this wheelset isnít worth $40 to someone! GLWS!
02-07-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 883
Posted By due ruote

Sounds like your binder is squashed. These folks...

Sounds like your binder is squashed. These folks say 26.6 is correct: https://www.retrobike.co.uk/threads/seatpost-size-for-a-1988-stumpjumper.126127/

Also, notice that T-mar (which I'm pretty...
02-07-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 883
Posted By due ruote

^ Of course T-mar is right about the post! 25.4...

^ Of course T-mar is right about the post! 25.4 does sound way too small. I should have noticed that. What is the OD of the seat tube?
02-06-22, 11:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 883
Posted By due ruote

Darn, I donít think I have a record of that. You...

Darn, I donít think I have a record of that. You could try your 25.4 with a soda can shim - if it goes in with the shim, size up. Or maybe someone will come along with the answer.
02-05-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 883
Posted By due ruote

If itís a true keeper and you prefer magenta,...

If itís a true keeper and you prefer magenta, Iíll change my vote to ďdo itĒ.
I liked the bike a lot as an all-rounder, and probably would have kept it if it had been a size down. But I wound up...
02-05-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 883
Posted By due ruote

Here is a pic of mine before I sold it. Notice...

Here is a pic of mine before I sold it. Notice the fork has double eyelets like yours. My guess is there was another model that used the green fork, and somewhere along the line one of those was used...
02-05-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,877
Posted By due ruote

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x1280/c33b5093_66db_445d_9800_6f97b3981aae_0ad993bfaee98c36656696ec03d3c3b73a31fc77.jpeg
A couple years ago I was servicing a recent...
02-05-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 883
Posted By due ruote

I wouldnít have even noticed that the fork was...

I wouldnít have even noticed that the fork was wrong, and I used to own the same bike. I agree with others - ride it as is and enjoy.
If you do decide to paint, I would think a quality match by a...
01-31-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,612
Posted By due ruote

The general trend that I have noticed is people...

The general trend that I have noticed is people seem to be less interested in collecting at all. Or maybe they just arenít interested in what I want to sell. But the whole decluttering industry is...
01-29-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,184
Posted By due ruote

Closest one for me is my Ross Signature 294S. ...

Closest one for me is my Ross Signature 294S.
It fits like a glove, has 2 bottle cages, and takes 28mm tires and fenders without blinking. I have it set up with 8 speed indexed dt shifters and...
01-24-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 7,339
Posted By due ruote

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/57f28a9c_d5ab_42ca_bf82_5c0354a474f1_19be2a3591182630f07233f9862c013ab30c7b27.jpeg
Um, no fair counting teeth on the big ring.
01-19-22, 10:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,314
Posted By due ruote

I sanded a Technomic Deluxe for my Moto. No...

I sanded a Technomic Deluxe for my Moto. No regrets- it allows me to use Noodles at the height I want them for comfort.
Definitely remove the locknut first and make sure sanding is necessary...
01-19-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,747
Posted By due ruote

Maybe O/T, but the art reference inspired me to...

Maybe O/T, but the art reference inspired me to look at the max price paid at auction for a bike.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butterfly_Trek_Madone
A Trek ridden by Armstrong in the TDF and...
01-19-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,747
Posted By due ruote

If you hold an investment for 50 years and have a...

If you hold an investment for 50 years and have a return of zero before adjusting for inflation, that’s a pretty poor investment.
This is why the value in bikes comes from riding them. Anyone buying...
01-18-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1,505
Views: 202,070
Posted By due ruote

Two crusty Regina Oros. One is 13-21 and the...

Two crusty Regina Oros. One is 13-21 and the other is 13-23. They need an overhaul for sure. Free for cost of shipping.

...
01-11-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,828
Posted By due ruote

Thatís higher than I would be comfortable with. I...

Thatís higher than I would be comfortable with. I would look for a longer post.
01-11-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,741
Posted By due ruote

I think you mean toaststrap. Back to bags,...

I think you mean toaststrap.

Back to bags, has anyone used one of these Alpkit Gravel bags? Kind of a neat minimalist design, and fairly economical. Easy to move between bikes too. I am wondering...
01-04-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 69,689
Views: 11,324,359
Posted By due ruote

Steve Rex bike: Classic 54 cm road bike ...

Steve Rex bike:

Classic 54 cm road bike
https://racine.craigslist.org/bik/d/lake-geneva-classic-54-cm-road-bike/7427669833.html
12-01-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,249
Posted By due ruote

Smashing job! Is it perhaps a wee bit darker/more...

Smashing job! Is it perhaps a wee bit darker/more teal than original? Beautiful color either way.
My only tiny nit is I am so used to seeing 3 top tube cable clamps, I feel like thatís the right...
11-22-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,852
Posted By due ruote

Is it from the 80ís? A little dated I guess. You...

Is it from the 80ís? A little dated I guess. You either embrace it or find someone who can.
I would sooner ride that than wear parachute pants.
11-16-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,651
Posted By due ruote

The Michelins run large. I had some 25's and they...

The Michelins run large. I had some 25's and they were more like 27-28. I have heard others say the same, so I don't think it was my particular rims. Nice tires though.
11-13-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 876
Posted By due ruote

You could take a picture of the bike into the...

You could take a picture of the bike into the store, buy 6 or so contenders, walk out and examine in daylight, then go back in and return the rejects.
11-09-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,083
Posted By due ruote

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/92389f6e_fe5b_4d01_8af1_73ff399be7c0_1710eda873277e14594d40f434d62fcfeea3d298.jpeg1978 Team Champion.
11-04-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,245
Posted By due ruote

Very sad news. I always admired his impeccable...

Very sad news. I always admired his impeccable craftsmanship, and his posts here. Generous, humble and free of drama.
Also, if I recall correctly he was a big fan of the Pretenders, which only made...
11-04-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By due ruote

noobinsf, thanks for those links! Those are...

noobinsf, thanks for those links! Those are perfect.
10-25-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By due ruote

Something's outa whack. Whether it's the bike or...

Something's outa whack. Whether it's the bike or the photo, I can't say. But I can say with confidence that the head angle on the OP's photo does not match the photos that Verktyg posted. Maybe...
10-19-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 557
Posted By due ruote

Thereís nothing worse than having something go...

Thereís nothing worse than having something go sideways when you knew it was a bad idea to begin with.
I would just get some stainless M4 bolts. If it makes it easier you can just think of them as...
10-14-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By due ruote

On my '73 GS 5mm fit the rear but was too small...

On my '73 GS 5mm fit the rear but was too small for front. I retapped those for M6. You do what you gotta do.
10-14-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By due ruote

Cool. Can you describe how you bent the blades?

Cool. Can you describe how you bent the blades?
10-08-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By due ruote

Stella SX-73 frame/fork, 54

I have this listed on Chicago CL. Hope thatís not a violation. Offering a slight discount here if anyone is interested.
Durifort tubing, 54 c-t; 54.5 c-c top tube.
Chrome is in great shape, paint...
09-26-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 20
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Views: 1,102
Posted By due ruote

I dare someone to write a topic sentence for the...

I dare someone to write a topic sentence for the opening post.
Sorry to be snarky. Genuinely confused.
The bikes sound nice and the seagull thing was interesting.
09-20-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,601
Posted By due ruote

I know that video shows the usual recommended...

I know that video shows the usual recommended method, but we find it much easier to both stand over the bike, engage our left feet at 10:00, and go from there - after a ďready?Ē signal of course. ...
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