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09-02-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 607
Posted By phtomita

I was thinking of signing up, but didn't. I did...

I was thinking of signing up, but didn't.
I did camp at Mineral Springs along the US 97 close to Cle Elum and rode close to Leavenworth.
On the way to Leavenworth I took the Old Blewett Rd and...
08-02-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,644
Posted By phtomita

Did it 5 years ago from 126 to 130 and never...

Did it 5 years ago from 126 to 130 and never looked back. Sheldon Brown method!
You can secure around the chain stay bridge to make sure it won't detach when you go to 150 or so
07-28-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 71,652
Views: 11,664,135
Posted By phtomita

https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/bik/d/tacoma-ce...

https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/bik/d/tacoma-centurion-ironman-expert-dave/7512514289.html
Centurion - Ironman Expert Dave Scott - $80 (Tacoma)
48cm? or 50cm?
Beautiful bike in Miami Vice...
07-28-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 71,652
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Posted By phtomita

https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/bik/d/langley-p...

https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/bik/d/langley-pedersen-bicycle/7514587447.html
Pedersen Bicycle - $3,500
Beautiful Pedersen bicycle. This bicycle is a reproduction of the original Pedersen...
07-24-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 732
Posted By phtomita

It would be a good practice to replace tires...

It would be a good practice to replace tires yourself, so you will be better prepared when flat happens....
07-24-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 529
Posted By phtomita

So, are we extracting the object from the tube to...

So, are we extracting the object from the tube to have a look :p
07-19-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By phtomita

In the last pic, the shim red parts on both sides...

In the last pic, the shim red parts on both sides of the stem can be seen. It was very tight and I used a screwdriver to wide the clamp a bit and it got in easily.
Next 20 mi ride will tell me if it...
07-19-22, 01:53 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,557
Posted By phtomita

My first road bike was an aluminum for a year,...

My first road bike was an aluminum for a year, then moved to a 86 Nishiki Tri-a and got a Centurion ProTour15 (steel) for commute.
Using wider tires for commute is great and super comfy, but somehow...
07-18-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By phtomita

I've removed the bolt and is do see some room....

I've removed the bolt and is do see some room. Measuring the handlebar it was 25.4, so I added the beer can shim and lets see how it goes....
07-18-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By phtomita

Thank you for the advices. I think I see a good...

Thank you for the advices. I think I see a good gap there and I have tried to tighten well the clamp. Will get some pics.
07-18-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By phtomita

Handlebar turning forward down

On my Nishiki Tri-A with the original quill stem and handlebar (I believe), the handlebar will turn forward down after riding on the hoods - specially when I stand up for climbing or give a break to...
07-18-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,326
Posted By phtomita

I finished my first double century this past...

I finished my first double century this past Saturday. Instead of having the meal provided by the event at mid point, got to each some good food similar to what I eat everyday and that gave me some...
07-08-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,326
Posted By phtomita

I just did a solo century yesterday to get used...

I just did a solo century yesterday to get used to some more warm temps over PNW - yesterday was on high 70 and cloud with some sunny spots.
Since I was riding on mostly cloud and colder temps, my...
07-06-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By phtomita

It was around 10 AM i crossed the bridge, some...

It was around 10 AM i crossed the bridge, some west wind coming but no gusts. It was foggy so the away view was not great, but got a great time in SF.
07-04-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By phtomita

Last day at Hawk Hill From Bicentennial...

Last day at Hawk Hill

From Bicentennial Campground area
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From the view...
07-04-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By phtomita

Ride to SFO airport and north to downtown At...

Ride to SFO airport and north to downtown

At Bayfront Park
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Golden...
07-04-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By phtomita

Some pics from Balboa Park to Richmond Station ...

Some pics from Balboa Park to Richmond Station

Rincon Park at end of Folsom St....
07-01-22, 12:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By phtomita

The fog is pretty dense in the morning, so maybe...

The fog is pretty dense in the morning, so maybe will try to adventure to the Hawk Hill on Sunday.
I rode to Richmond Bart Station. San Jose Ave, Folsom St to the Bay, around to Golden Gate Bridge,...
06-21-22, 12:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By phtomita

Thank you mschwett - Hawk Hill and the loop are...

Thank you mschwett - Hawk Hill and the loop are in my list.
I looked a pic on internet for the Richmond bridge and if possible will try around there too.
06-20-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By phtomita

Is the trail there paved or packed gravel? Great...

Is the trail there paved or packed gravel? Great Hwy looks very safe, but probably no view of ocean.
06-20-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By phtomita

Thank you for suggestions! I am looking for...

Thank you for suggestions!
I am looking for something around 50 miles for the longer rides since don't want to be out too long and as for elevation 2 to 4k feet looks good.
Let me spend some time...
06-19-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By phtomita

Suggestion for bike riding in Bay area

Hello. I'll be in San Francisco area and staying close to Balboa Park station.
One route I am thinking is going east to the Bay side, north and to Golden Gate Bridge. How would be riding north to...
06-11-22, 02:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,303
Posted By phtomita

I just got the Amtrak cancelled for back trip...

I just got the Amtrak cancelled for back trip from PDX to SEA (I live in Seattle area) that was 3 PM on Sunday.
I got a spot for myself on the noon train, but not for the bike. From the customer...
Replies: 43
Views: 14,003
Posted By phtomita

^^^ I've added all the fender/rack bosses to...

^^^
I've added all the fender/rack bosses to the frame since it was going to get a fresh paint.

As seen below, 21lbs 11oz....
05-30-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 5,384
Views: 611,942
Posted By phtomita

Finish putting together the bike today, no test...

Finish putting together the bike today, no test drive yet.
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05-28-22, 08:32 PM
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Views: 611,942
Posted By phtomita

Started assembling the modern vintage steel bike....

Started assembling the modern vintage steel bike.
Now I have plenty of clearance between the tire and seat stay bridge- as seem Conti GP5 32c.
...
05-28-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 667
Posted By phtomita

Mission acomplished ...

Mission acomplished
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05-28-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 667
Posted By phtomita

Thank you for suggestion/advice :) I've just...

Thank you for suggestion/advice :)
I've just cut the PVC pipe long enough for the steerer length + some and banged the pipe to the floor upside down holding the forks and crown race is in and took...
05-28-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 667
Posted By phtomita

Digging out this thread. Finally got the frame...

Digging out this thread.
Finally got the frame powder coated and installing the cups back was piece of cake - use two pieces of wood and long bolt/screw.
Now, as I struggled to remove the crown...
05-27-22, 10:34 PM
Replies: 5,384
Views: 611,942
Posted By phtomita

Picked up frame from power coat :) Some more...

Picked up frame from power coat :)
Some more pics on this old thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-whats-worth-appraisals/1132753-nishiki-tri-2.html).

...
Replies: 43
Views: 14,003
Posted By phtomita

Frame weight seems pretty much same - scale...

Frame weight seems pretty much same - scale actually shows 2g lighter.
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Replies: 43
Views: 14,003
Posted By phtomita

In order to get a wider tire on the back, solved...

In order to get a wider tire on the back, solved to put some $$ on the frame.
Move some few mm the seatstay bridge up and took the ride to have all bosses for fender and rack....
Replies: 43
Views: 14,003
Posted By phtomita

Digging up my old Tri-A thread. After a year...

Digging up my old Tri-A thread.
After a year with Litespeed Firenze, I solved to go back to steel is real that feel more lively for riding - probably carbon vs steel forks?...
05-27-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 71,652
Views: 11,664,135
Posted By phtomita

Trek Ishiwata 022 CrMo 60 cm Large - Shimano...

Trek Ishiwata 022 CrMo 60 cm Large - Shimano Ultegra/Tiagra/SLR - $295 (Make Offer) (Bellevue)
https://seattle.craigslist.org/est/bik/d/bellevue-trek-ishiwata-022-crmo-60-cm/7489198992.html...
05-27-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 71,652
Views: 11,664,135
Posted By phtomita

Panasonic DX-3000 Road Bike - Deore - 1982 In...

Panasonic DX-3000 Road Bike - Deore - 1982 In Rare Original Condition - $185 (Make Offer) (Bellevue)
https://seattle.craigslist.org/est/bik/d/bellevue-panasonic-dx-3000-road-bike/7489199126.html...
Forum: Touring
05-27-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Posted By phtomita

B.O.B. Bicycle trailer - $50 (tacoma)

If you are in PNW - I am not quite there for long touring yet.
https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/bop/d/tacoma-bob-bicycle-trailer/7489171679.html...
05-25-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 71,652
Views: 11,664,135
Posted By phtomita

Small Bridgestone XO-2 Street/Gravel Bike 48cm -...

Small Bridgestone XO-2 Street/Gravel Bike 48cm - $380 (Northgate-ish)
https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/d/seattle-small-bridgestone-xo-street/7486697304.html...
05-12-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 941
Posted By phtomita

I went from 170 to 165mm and when R7000 came out....

I went from 170 to 165mm and when R7000 came out. I got the 160mm and like it very much.
I have a commuter with 165mm and I end up pedaling slower than the other bike with 160mm where normally I try...
05-10-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7,748
Views: 866,580
Posted By phtomita

Not on mail box or vintage. Picked these from a...

Not on mail box or vintage.
Picked these from a great deal form Craigslist and used today for my commute. One side only, it is huge compared with the small Rockbros front panniers I have.
It seems...
05-05-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5,384
Views: 611,942
Posted By phtomita

Not myself, but CycleFab's Colin helped move the...

Not myself, but CycleFab's Colin helped move the seat stay bridge few mms up to fit a wider tire and added bosses around since will get a fresh powder coat anyway....
05-03-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7,748
Views: 866,580
Posted By phtomita

wd-40 worked pretty well to clean a white hood...

wd-40 worked pretty well to clean a white hood for me.
05-03-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 71,652
Views: 11,664,135
Posted By phtomita

Motobecane Jubilee Sport 1983 vintage - $75...

Motobecane Jubilee Sport 1983 vintage - $75 (Edmonds)https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/bik/d/edmonds-motobecane-jubilee-sport-1983/7478909547.html...
05-02-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 71,652
Views: 11,664,135
Posted By phtomita

Vintage Panasonic DX4000 $250 ...

Vintage Panasonic DX4000 $250
https://offerup.com/item/detail/1392797216?q=shimano+105
...
05-02-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7,748
Views: 866,580
Posted By phtomita

Last weed got a 105 R7000 160mm compact crankset...

Last weed got a 105 R7000 160mm compact crankset :)
04-26-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 476
Posted By phtomita

H Plus Son Archetypes :) from CRC free shipping +...

H Plus Son Archetypes :) from CRC free shipping + no tax
04-21-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7,748
Views: 866,580
Posted By phtomita

Arundel Gecko bar tape and a Mirrycle mirror

Arundel Gecko bar tape and a Mirrycle mirror
04-18-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 620
Posted By phtomita

I've a mirrycle mirror at bar end - I removed on...

I've a mirrycle mirror at bar end - I removed on brace since really don't need it on my road bikes.
I didn't fall, but when it gets hit or lay the bike against a wall it just turn a bit that is...
04-17-22, 12:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,537
Posted By phtomita

Litespeed - GP5 28c rear and GP4SII 25c front -...

Litespeed - GP5 28c rear and GP4SII 25c front - max I can fit
Centurion ProTour - GP4SII 28c
Nishiki Tri-A will have GP5 32c rear and GP4SII 28c front - will get all 32c when wears out
04-16-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By phtomita

Passed forward the Centurion Ironman Master, and...

Passed forward the Centurion Ironman Master, and followed by n + 1 :lol:

Bianchi Vigorelli 2004 size 44cm for wife. She did test drive and liked it and mentioned very light.
Full Ultegra, triple...
04-16-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By phtomita

n - 1

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