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06-25-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 119
Posted By himespau

I like the functionality of the Crazy Bars on a...

I like the functionality of the Crazy Bars on a bike I built for my wife. Put some interupter levers on the very end of the forward bar extensions along with the flat bar levers on the swept back...
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By himespau

How tall are you? If you're much over 5 feet...

How tall are you? If you're much over 5 feet tall, it'll likely be rather small for you.
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By himespau

Potential eBay comps (you'd likely get much less...

Potential eBay comps (you'd likely get much less if sold locally unless VERY patient - on the other hand less hassles fees):...
06-23-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,131
Posted By himespau

Been there. Not quite that bad, but yeah,...

Been there. Not quite that bad, but yeah, tipping over on Zwift hurt my ego a touch.
06-23-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6,983
Views: 498,100
Posted By himespau

If you've got a built in drop guard on the inside...

If you've got a built in drop guard on the inside and the crankset is a 2x, why not just buy a bash guard for the outer ring that's big enough that it'll prevent the chain from falling off to the...
06-23-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6,983
Views: 498,100
Posted By himespau

Congrats. That sounds like a much better...

Congrats. That sounds like a much better situation for you.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By himespau

I love how the tape matches the frame colors.

I love how the tape matches the frame colors.
06-21-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,885
Posted By himespau

Sweet-looking bike.

Sweet-looking bike.
06-21-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By himespau

That is a very interesting frame

That is a very interesting frame
Replies: 23
Views: 1,632
Posted By himespau

OP, if you're still around, what did you end up...

OP, if you're still around, what did you end up going with?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-22, 05:30 AM
Replies: 3,039
Views: 870,910
Posted By himespau

There actually is an "is this vendor legit" or...

There actually is an "is this vendor legit" or something like that thread. At least there used to be.
06-15-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17,036
Views: 1,182,119
Posted By himespau

I was doing a cooldown last night on Tempus using...

I was doing a cooldown last night on Tempus using my (virtual only) TT bike. I was thinking about burnthesheep and the argument he was getting in with that recumbent dude on the 41 because my...
06-15-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 17,036
Views: 1,182,119
Posted By himespau

I have to get back into a properly scheduled...

I have to get back into a properly scheduled training program. 2-3 Zwift races and 3-4 Z2 days with one day off a week and pretending it's an effective training strategy because I'm working on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,034
Posted By himespau

Are hookless tubeless rims still mainly high end...

Are hookless tubeless rims still mainly high end carbon? Part of me wants to think that would keep them (even in the 2nd hand market) mainly in the hands of enthusiasts who care about these things,...
06-14-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 17,036
Views: 1,182,119
Posted By himespau

Saturday, I did one race and hopped directly into...

Saturday, I did one race and hopped directly into another. Didn't feel like there was enough resistance so I started to do a spindown calibration in the pens. Realized that there was 55 seconds to...
06-13-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 528
Posted By himespau

With the saddle slammed that low, I'd be a bit...

With the saddle slammed that low, I'd be a bit nervous about it being stuck. Just me and my paranoia though. Bits might be worth that price even if it is.
06-13-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,790
Posted By himespau

These are some beautiful bikes. I briefly looked...

These are some beautiful bikes. I briefly looked at a couple of them but eventually decided that my budget couldn't fit them (even used). Still have dreams that I'll stumble across one I can afford...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,197
Posted By himespau

Only if he was riding on his 47 cm bike with a...

Only if he was riding on his 47 cm bike with a massive seatpost for maximal aero and is flip flops.
06-13-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By himespau

It is a cool-looking frame. Are there date codes...

It is a cool-looking frame. Are there date codes on the campagnolo parts that could help identify a date?
Replies: 18
Views: 541
Posted By himespau

That is super cool. Sorry not to have more info,...

That is super cool. Sorry not to have more info, but I'm looking forward to learning more.
06-12-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,538
Posted By himespau

Thank you, I did not see that. Unfortunately,...

Thank you, I did not see that. Unfortunately, the 72 degree 120 mm is what I'm looking for. Fortunately, I can get it (even with shipping) cheaper from Japan if I don't care that I won't get it for...
06-12-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,538
Posted By himespau

The only pictures I have so far are the BB as...

The only pictures I have so far are the BB as above and the threads look fairly clean as do those in the shell. At least they look smooth and don't have visible distortions or bits from the other...
06-12-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,538
Posted By himespau

Ooh, plumber's tape is an interesting idea. ...

Ooh, plumber's tape is an interesting idea.

The under the BB cable guide seems to have disappeared. At least, it used to be there and isn't now. I don't think I would have taken it off and...
06-12-22, 04:25 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,538
Posted By himespau

Yeah, I hate when a thread starts asking for...

Yeah, I hate when a thread starts asking for advice and we never find out if it actually worked or not. At least this way, if someone else ever has a similar issue, an answer of sorts is here.
06-11-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,538
Posted By himespau

I've already gotten a lot of the big stuff out...

I've already gotten a lot of the big stuff out through a number of passes with paper towels. Probably tomorrow I'll hit it with the wire brush attachment of the dremel (nice and low) followed by...
06-11-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,640
Posted By himespau

Thanks to suggestions from folks in this thread...

Thanks to suggestions from folks in this thread and elsewhere, BB is out. Now I've got a lot of cleaning to do and then building up of a my first Merckx (and first Ti bike).
06-11-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,538
Posted By himespau

Update almost a year after I got the frameset. ...

Update almost a year after I got the frameset.

Several of you ( 3alarmer is one I remember, but I think there were others) had suggested soaking in a 50/50 mix of Automatic Transmission Fluid and...
06-11-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,640
Posted By himespau

The shop I took it to claims to have tried that. ...

The shop I took it to claims to have tried that. I don't have a permanently mounted vice, so I haven't tried it myself.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3,039
Views: 870,910
Posted By himespau

It's hiding under the laces on the middle of the...

It's hiding under the laces on the middle of the tongue in this picture, but, yes, it's there....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3,039
Views: 870,910
Posted By himespau

The only cycling shoes I had before laced ones...

The only cycling shoes I had before laced ones were (admittedly not top end) Shimano MTB shoes with 2 velcro straps and a ratchet. Both pairs that I had of those fit me great everywhere except the...
06-10-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,640
Posted By himespau

I wish it were that simple. I'd pay good money...

I wish it were that simple. I'd pay good money if someone were able to get it out. Told my local shop to call me if the bill was going to go much over a couple hundred bucks to get it out (he ended...
06-10-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,640
Posted By himespau

Don't forget "knees" and "because I can". I have...

Don't forget "knees" and "because I can". I have a 54-44-32 crankset I tried to put on this bike, but the FD braze-on just wasn't high enough. If I can ever get out the Octalink BB (it's gritty,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3,039
Views: 870,910
Posted By himespau

I mean, even with only wearing them indoors and...

I mean, even with only wearing them indoors and only with a waxed chain, mine are no longer quite that pretty (probably past time to get out the magic eraser, but yeah, I do like their looks a lot.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3,039
Views: 870,910
Posted By himespau

I love the DHB Dorica Carbon (especially at $80...

I love the DHB Dorica Carbon (especially at $80 almost all the time at the UK sites), but it doesn't come in wide and it seems a bit weird that even the sites themselves tell you to order a size down...
06-10-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,640
Posted By himespau

Put me in the "love 'em" category (and yes, I...

Put me in the "love 'em" category (and yes, I know taking a picture with the right brake lever in the "open" position is poor form):...
Replies: 12
Views: 304
Posted By himespau

Looks like you're paying for the frameset (and...

Looks like you're paying for the frameset (and maybe wheels) at that price as what components are there look pretty rough. It probably depends on what you're looking for (and maybe the size of your...
06-10-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,846
Posted By himespau

I'm just annoyed that it's harder than it used to...

I'm just annoyed that it's harder than it used to be to find the 3 mm stuff.
Replies: 12
Views: 304
Posted By himespau

Yeah, I can't tell how the FD cable is routed in...

Yeah, I can't tell how the FD cable is routed in the thread I linked (honestly, I don't see any cables running to the FD - maybe it wasn't finished or was being used as a chain keeper?), but the...
Replies: 12
Views: 304
Posted By himespau

Really cool looking bike. Don't know anything...

Really cool looking bike. Don't know anything about it, sorry.

This thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/711452-alan-cyclocross.html) has a bike that looks very similar (without the...
06-10-22, 05:06 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,587
Posted By himespau

This is also my concern with bikes that use a...

This is also my concern with bikes that use a seat mast instead of a seatpost. What if my fit changes but toppers of various sizes are no longer available? Not that I'm really worried about it as I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,034
Posted By himespau

Someone once told me it was that it made it...

Someone once told me it was that it made it slightly easier to get tires on the rims.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,034
Posted By himespau

Other than a set of super flexy Scott Drop-In...

Other than a set of super flexy Scott Drop-In bars (that I kind of regret getting rid of now), I don't really ever throw anything from my parts bin away even if I know I'll never use it again. Still...
06-09-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,640
Posted By himespau

My only issue with it is the lack of chromed fork...

My only issue with it is the lack of chromed fork and stays. To me, that's the epitome of high end 80's bike looks.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,034
Posted By himespau

I think I have a set of those in the parts bin. ...

I think I have a set of those in the parts bin. Didn't know they were recalled, but remember being surprised that someone thought it was a good idea to make a crucial part that took repeated rubbing...
06-09-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By himespau

For me, using campagnolo-style binder bolts in...

For me, using campagnolo-style binder bolts in vintage frames with a variety of posts/post materials, it's always been the bolt's breaking point that determined the torque. Something about that...
06-09-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By himespau

I've gotten a sprinter's jersey a few times in...

I've gotten a sprinter's jersey a few times in Makuri, when the only people there are doing the slow paced pace partner rides. Sprinting through the pack to use their aero and take a slow sprint...
06-09-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,375
Posted By himespau

Glad to hear you made it back under control. ...

Glad to hear you made it back under control. That's some scary shii.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,034
Posted By himespau

Holy crap, as a rim brake person (more because I...

Holy crap, as a rim brake person (more because I like vintage frames than I give a rip about where the caliper is, it never occurred to me what hanging a bike upside down for a long time would do to...
06-09-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 386
Posted By himespau

I just wish campagnolo quick release skewers...

I just wish campagnolo quick release skewers weren't so expensive, because they work so well on horizontal dropouts. Fortunately, you only have to buy them once.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 609
Posted By himespau

Maybe not the aero benefit planned, but...

Maybe not the aero benefit planned, but minimizing drivetrain losses due to muck sounds like a heckuva benefit to me. At the time, cyclocross may have been a smaller market and not worth the time,...
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