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06-12-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,181
Posted By AJI125

I donít think I ever did a thread. It is 650x38b....

I donít think I ever did a thread. It is 650x38b. Fork is Soma Champs Elysses, which is fine but probably more stout than necessary. Matching rack from Soma, puts the rack high above the fender so a...
06-12-22, 05:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,181
Posted By AJI125

Iíll play along. 1999 LeMond Buenos Aires....

Iíll play along. 1999 LeMond Buenos Aires. (Welded) steel (853) but older style paneling. Ignore the early Ď00s 10sÖ

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06-08-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2,522
Views: 886,025
Posted By AJI125

Benefit of a supported ride was a photographer!...

Benefit of a supported ride was a photographer! https://www.bikeforums.net/22531812-post18938.html

I typically ride solo so don't really have other photos on a bike. Note to self, don't look...
06-07-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By AJI125

Nice looking frame! Had read this a while ago for...

Nice looking frame! Had read this a while ago for any interested folks: https://on-the-drops.blogspot.com/2016/12/the-peugeot-px-10du-vitus-979.html
06-05-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 19,033
Views: 2,359,201
Posted By AJI125

Adieu Elephant Rock

My longest ride today at a little over 100 miles with 5500í elevation. Apparently the last year for the Elephant Rock ride, was a fun day though, and overcast almost the whole time staying cooler....
06-02-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By AJI125

Half step perfection right there (with like a...

Half step perfection right there (with like a 50-45) - if I didn't have an identical cog'd freewheel sitting around for some future half step build I'd buy it!
If I can get the notification to work...
06-01-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 885
Posted By AJI125

What a looker! I must be a sucker for the box...

What a looker! I must be a sucker for the box lining, it just looks so elegant!
05-11-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 19,033
Views: 2,359,201
Posted By AJI125

A typical 22 that I like to ride in the mornings...

A typical 22 that I like to ride in the mornings when possible, enjoying the Fuji ride more and more. Got a few things to do before a 100mi (supported) ride in about 3 weeks. Started out chilly, had...
05-06-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 19,033
Views: 2,359,201
Posted By AJI125

Always nice to get back on the bike after a...

Always nice to get back on the bike after a hiatus! Hope you continue to improve and make a full recovery.
05-06-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 19,033
Views: 2,359,201
Posted By AJI125

Daniels Park and the Buffalo

Got to see the Daniels Park buffalo this morning for 22mi and 1400' (Edit: on the Fuji in it's "golden" 50th year). I remembered that I don't love this route on school days on the return... lots of...
04-30-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 19,033
Views: 2,359,201
Posted By AJI125

Nice Afternoon up Deer Creek Canyon

Longest ride since dealing with a pinched nerve in my neck at the end of last summer. 33+ with 2500í up (and down of course!). Out and back from home up the easy side of Deer Creek Canyon. Fun test...
04-20-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 19,033
Views: 2,359,201
Posted By AJI125

Unintentional dropper post

Lesson learned 1 - check those nuts and bolts
Lesson learned 2 - make sure your multi tool has all the fittings you need

12mm wrench needed but the multi tool only went to 10mm. When I fixed it...
04-18-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 19,033
Views: 2,359,201
Posted By AJI125

Hello from Dry Colorado

All these awesome rides inspired me to get out there. It's been dry and windy here in the front range region of Colorado. Red flag fire danger alerts almost daily. Hope we can get some rain soon!
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04-05-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 19,033
Views: 2,359,201
Posted By AJI125

That sounds like something special to me. Glad...

That sounds like something special to me. Glad you're back in the saddle! Sending some good vibes for a continued recovery.
04-05-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,744
Posted By AJI125

A thing has been done

Andy_K Your Bianchi now has a fraternal twin in Sea Foam Green.

I was so excited to get these pictures I had to post here before I even laid eyes on the frame. Hoping to pick up later this week....
03-28-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 559
Posted By AJI125

Nothing gets past your eye, I guess you've done...

Nothing gets past your eye, I guess you've done this once or twice?

At the risk of outing my lazy stay filing (removing sharp edges only), here's the spacer and R clips for the front. I decided to...
03-28-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 559
Posted By AJI125

Love the ride so far (thanks again for sending it...

Love the ride so far (thanks again for sending it my way)! Didn't hammer today so not sure on "planing". But nice and smooth with the Hetres.

Still figuring out fit (with the short top tube and...
03-28-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 559
Posted By AJI125

Build

On to the overall build details. I wanted to go with 1970s style (better if parts were available in 1972) if not fully confirmed (some date codes are early 80s). Final bar tape will go on when I get...
03-28-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 559
Posted By AJI125

Wheels

For the wheels, once I decided on 650B, I went with Grand Bois Papillon Rims, 36h. They look good with the build I think, but are not vintage of course. The hubs are Sunshine Pro-Am, courtesy of Mad...
03-28-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 559
Posted By AJI125

1972 Fuji The Finest

My version of a build thread. I'm not too verbose, and I don't take a ton of pictures. Some of the events were chronicled in other threads, links within the text. Here's how it sits today:...
03-28-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 19,033
Views: 2,359,201
Posted By AJI125

Been a while since a nice early morning ride (my...

Been a while since a nice early morning ride (my favorite). Love the colors in the sky pre-sunrise. My usual route over to Chatfield State Park, lucky that this picture location is about 5.5 miles...
03-25-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 931
Views: 298,664
Posted By AJI125

1972 Fuji The Finest

Will do a build thread eventually as it has a story to tell. Test ride today to check out brakes/shifting etc. Ultimately need to decide whether to keep the short stem with the shorter top tube and...
02-23-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By AJI125

The half-step king strikes again!

The half-step king strikes again!
02-11-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 31,741
Posted By AJI125

Some more Carlton goodness, 1962:...

Some more Carlton goodness, 1962: https://www.flickr.com/photos/23666168@N04/albums/72157692212804321/with/38723299150/
02-09-22, 10:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,030
Posted By AJI125

Under further investigation the back half of the...

Under further investigation the back half of the now hollow bolt was still intact. Cripes!

I tried the tricks and tips in this thread. Tried the screw extractors I had. Tried shoving about...
02-09-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,030
Posted By AJI125

Stainless indeed doesn't drill easy! Took an hour...

Stainless indeed doesn't drill easy! Took an hour off work (work from home helps) since I was trying freeze out in the garage, and the kids rooms are above the garage (so at night, gotta stay...
01-20-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 690
Posted By AJI125

Good eye. Grand Bois Papillon 650b rims with...

Good eye. Grand Bois Papillon 650b rims with Grand Bois Hetre extra legers (650x42b). Gonna be a long brake drop up front - mental projects about what to do long term but have a plan that'll work for...
01-20-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 690
Posted By AJI125

White/Chrome Bike: Cable Housing and Bar Tape Color - Help!

Need some cable housing and bar tape color input. I'll do a short build thread once this is together. Picked this frame/fork up from bikemig in the early summer, been a long process with some...
12-16-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 69,632
Views: 11,309,228
Posted By AJI125

Bianchi somewhere under there

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4042001919211962/
$400
Looks like some legit Bianchi fork and SS pantographing. Didnít try to lookup more Info but could be of some interest if you can...
12-13-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 69,632
Views: 11,309,228
Posted By AJI125

TALL Paramount

$400

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/259389489589803/



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12-13-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 822
Posted By AJI125

Awesome looking bike! Enjoy the build. Hope it...

Awesome looking bike! Enjoy the build. Hope it gives you many happy miles, you certainly deserve it. Wishing you all the best in your battle and building back up the fitness.

On the rim front, I...
12-10-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,048
Posted By AJI125

Fascinating idea. Thereís an analogue in the...

Fascinating idea. Thereís an analogue in the chemical reaction world.

Having a zero bike, or two, or three, may help keep you away from the dreaded bike activation limit, where once arguing starts...
12-09-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4,967
Views: 527,246
Posted By AJI125

Very helpful, thanks! Spent the first decade of...

Very helpful, thanks! Spent the first decade of my life a little ways east in Greenville, NC.

I messaged them, might as well ask (Update: Seller doesn't want to ship). If anyone in the Raleigh...
11-29-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 69,632
Views: 11,309,228
Posted By AJI125

Granted this isn't 853 I don't think but my...

Granted this isn't 853 I don't think but my LeMond Buenos Aires is a similar year (horizontal drops too) and fits 650x38b. nlerner has one from a couple years previous that's running the same tire...
11-23-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 69,632
Views: 11,309,228
Posted By AJI125

1985ish Bottecchia SLX frame 59 c/c $425

Was hoping to check this out tomorrow morning but got the bad news my kiddo tested positive for Covid tonight. Had been going around the school. My loss is your gain perhaps. Guessing on circa 1985...
11-22-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 746
Posted By AJI125

Am I missing a price somewhere? Agree with...

Am I missing a price somewhere?

Agree with the above way more experienced folks, in my extremely limited experience, chasing from the back-side usually works great for pedal threads if the first...
09-24-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 19,033
Views: 2,359,201
Posted By AJI125

Nothing special about this ride location, but...

Nothing special about this ride location, but meant a lot to me to get back riding. Been avoiding reading this thread as I had been off the bike since July 28. Radiculopathy in the C5 region (pinched...
09-24-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 24,987
Posted By AJI125

I think I've posted this further up, but new...

I think I've posted this further up, but new iteration. 650b conversion. Not going to win the fender line awards but they do serve a purpose at least. Sunrise giving some otherworldly color tints.
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09-04-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,266
Posted By AJI125

Iíve got a set of appliance brushes from Home...

Iíve got a set of appliance brushes from Home Depot - one was the larger 3Ē dryer vent brush and the other is a refrigerator brush, tapered from maybe 1Ē-1.5Ē diameter. Works great for bike tubes!...
09-02-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,744
Posted By AJI125

Learn something new everyday, thanks! Yep those...

Learn something new everyday, thanks! Yep those were small seat stay cap decals/ stickers on my 1990 Giro (celeste text, clear decal background, on satin black paint). They were blue on the celeste...
08-15-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,124
Posted By AJI125

I think someone mentioned Sheldons site already,...

I think someone mentioned Sheldons site already, but note the 3T and 3U are both offset to drive side, so the symmetrical equivalent (if buying most modern options) would probably be longer to get...
08-15-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,124
Posted By AJI125

Classic Fuji site here:...

Classic Fuji site here: https://classicfuji.posthaven.com/

1981 S12 Triple
...
08-12-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 667
Posted By AJI125

I've done this with my '82 Trek, thought it'd...

I've done this with my '82 Trek, thought it'd look neat. Let me dig up a picture. I used these which I had bought for another purpose, but they fit snug in the TT cable guides as cable stops. The...
07-28-21, 05:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 778
Posted By AJI125

As I was messing with this first pedal and...

As I was messing with this first pedal and looking at the bearing surfaces I thought of his headset thread too. Currently enough rideable bikes and this is an early 70s mostly period correct build in...
07-28-21, 05:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 778
Posted By AJI125

Sounds like I need to go get some axle grease and...

Sounds like I need to go get some axle grease and give this a try. Thanks!
...
07-23-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,552
Posted By AJI125

As many others have noted, thanks for all your...

As many others have noted, thanks for all your work on Velobase. Invaluable reference for all things bike! And also thanks for keeping us plebeians informed. Best of luck getting things stabilized.
07-09-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 12,660
Posted By AJI125

Apparently I need to take more level pictures,...

Apparently I need to take more level pictures, it's not even close... :rolleyes:
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07-09-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 19,033
Views: 2,359,201
Posted By AJI125

Been riding the same routes for the most part...

Been riding the same routes for the most part (not any long rides recently). Went a little beyond where I normally do through Chatfield State Park and got some pictures as well.
...
07-06-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,701
Posted By AJI125

I've got 650b Brevets and am a very happy...

I've got 650b Brevets and am a very happy customer. First (and only) set of wheels I've built and they went smoothly. Checked trueness the other day after 1,500 miles, everything looks solid. Braking...
06-28-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,436
Posted By AJI125

That is really neat! A lot like the Fuji Finest...

That is really neat! A lot like the Fuji Finest as you mention, looks and all - same Chainstay crimps, same chrome accents. Except the early 70s Finest generally had short top tubes for the seat...
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