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Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-23, 08:57 AM
Replies: 27,078
Views: 17,870,154
Posted By Positron400

I built up a Puch Mistral NOS frame and fork with...

I built up a Puch Mistral NOS frame and fork with Ultegra 11sp. Really lush ride. 9.4 kg. My lightest bike to date. (Weight weenies might scoff at it, but ye know, steel is real and all that :P)....
01-28-23, 08:42 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,246
Posted By Positron400

Extremely classy! (try doing that with a 20yo...

Extremely classy!
(try doing that with a 20yo Carbon frame :P )
01-20-23, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5,843
Views: 653,122
Posted By Positron400

Have been building up a set of wheels (Mavic Open...

Have been building up a set of wheels (Mavic Open elite rims, DT swiss spokes, Miche hubs) for my randonneur (Puch Clubman) to "silverfy" the components. I just love this bike - it has grown from a...
01-19-23, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 370
Posted By Positron400

Another update: Removed the decals from the...

Another update:

Removed the decals from the wheels. Never was a fan of the white-red, or a fan of gaudy, large decals in general - esp. not on rims ;) Now the aesthetic is cleaner. Also "tried"...
01-17-23, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 370
Posted By Positron400

Pretty much done at this point :). Only need to...

Pretty much done at this point :). Only need to add handlebare tape and then take it for a testride.
Seatpost and saddle will be replaced soon too because 1.) ugly 2.) too short ;)...
01-17-23, 03:58 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,629
Posted By Positron400

stunner - Esp the straight silver fork. Very nice!

stunner - Esp the straight silver fork. Very nice!
01-15-23, 09:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 370
Posted By Positron400

Mixtie build - Puch Paceline [Austrian Frame]

Hey!

This is the continuation from a thread in the Mechanics section from a bent mixtie Frame. I was able to bend it back into shape and started putting on some stuff. Thought I share the build...
01-14-23, 03:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 250
Posted By Positron400

Nah, no other cranksets at this point. Will have...

Nah, no other cranksets at this point. Will have to see how the chainline works with this one already. Either way, I found some 2 mm x 10.5 mm shims at our local hardware store (8 for 2.60 ) that...
01-13-23, 01:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,450
Posted By Positron400

Quick update: Ordered parts (chainring, BB, DT...

Quick update: Ordered parts (chainring, BB, DT shifters). Turns out i marred the BB threads on the NDS :( - Need to visit the LBS and get them recut. Already stripped the threads on a Hollowtech :(
01-11-23, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8,497
Views: 2,739,647
Posted By Positron400

It's called a "Hite Rite" and is basically a...

It's called a "Hite Rite" and is basically a manual dropper post :)
01-11-23, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8,497
Views: 2,739,647
Posted By Positron400

Amazing paint job! I presume those are Rene...

Amazing paint job!
I presume those are Rene Herse/Compass tyres? Looks lush!
01-11-23, 12:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 597
Posted By Positron400

What STI do you use? Yea, that's what...

What STI do you use?



Yea, that's what I heard that people are concerned with. I have, however, set up my other rando bike with 2x10 in friction, and it worked flawlessly for 9k km last year....
01-09-23, 10:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,450
Posted By Positron400

Alright - quick update. Went to my LBS this...

Alright - quick update. Went to my LBS this afternoon, and we were able to fix the twisted headtube and realign the downtube. :thumb: They had some frame-straightening jig from Park tool which was...
01-09-23, 12:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,450
Posted By Positron400

This was never about reselling the frame. I am...

This was never about reselling the frame. I am only doing this for the learning experience. :)



Exactly!
01-06-23, 09:13 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,450
Posted By Positron400

Thanks - just the encouragement i need :) . Here...

Thanks - just the encouragement i need :) . Here are some pics from a first attempt. I feel i can get it there...
01-03-23, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8,497
Views: 2,739,647
Posted By Positron400

It blows me away how awesome Klein frames looked...

It blows me away how awesome Klein frames looked like! They were well ahead of their time. No matter one's opionion about internal cable routing.
12-26-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 577
Posted By Positron400

Basically exactly what i was looking for (except...

Basically exactly what i was looking for (except for the price :D)
12-20-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By Positron400

Simple answer: because i wanted to I don't race...

Simple answer: because i wanted to
I don't race or care for perfomance gains (or am particular obsessed with weight). I would consider myself more of a pseudo-randonneur. (No events done,...
12-20-22, 05:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By Positron400

thanks - i was. just set them up tubelss....

thanks - i was.

just set them up tubelss. For future reference here is what i did:

- 1 Layer of 23 mm Schwalbe tubeless rim tape, overlapped 2 spoke holes before and after the valve stem.
-...
12-19-22, 03:52 AM
Replies: 8,497
Views: 2,739,647
Posted By Positron400

Absolutely incredible build! Do tell us more...

Absolutely incredible build! Do tell us more about the componentry!
12-11-22, 05:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,042
Posted By Positron400

Quick update: Getting the Aero Levers was...

Quick update: Getting the Aero Levers was definitively the right call. Stopping power (even with my, at this point, quite used brakes) is very much improved. Thanks for helping me save on my expenses...
12-07-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,308
Posted By Positron400

OT: but i use an Ultegra setup on my "let's call...

OT: but i use an Ultegra setup on my "let's call it a road bike" with a RD that clears a 34 cassette no problem. I'd consider that quite a long cage ;)
12-06-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,308
Posted By Positron400

thanks. Are there any other versions of the 105 ...

thanks. Are there any other versions of the 105 5500 than the SS or GS? I am fairly certain (like 99 %) I have the long cage (GS) version. And RD-5500 is stamped into the back of the whatchamacallit.
11-30-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 580
Posted By Positron400

I have been commuting on flat bars for years, but...

I have been commuting on flat bars for years, but have recently switched to drop bars. Latter are far more fun for me and a lot more comfortable due to the different hand positions. Also I...
11-30-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 580
Posted By Positron400

Cannot really comment on the carbon/alu type...

Cannot really comment on the carbon/alu type bikes, but i have spent ~8.000 km this year on my steel randonneur from the 80ties with lots of metric centuries and never have i felt that the bike was a...
11-27-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8,497
Views: 2,739,647
Posted By Positron400

I restomoded a Specialized Rockhopper. Changed...

I restomoded a Specialized Rockhopper. Changed the Maxxis for Panaracer Smoke/Dart, but other than that it looks identical to the pic below....
08-29-22, 06:03 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,538
Posted By Positron400

thanks for the tips! I ordered some Panaracer...

thanks for the tips! I ordered some Panaracer Dirt/Smoke tyres (tanwall) and I will give it a go again. Had a trial run on a different more "flowy" trail the other day, and that worked a lot better...
08-27-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,538
Posted By Positron400

Thanks! I really like the look of it :) - I...

Thanks! I really like the look of it :) - I always carry a spare tube and a patch kit on every ride, so i got that sorted.
Will do regarding the valve stems. I recall trying that, when i put the...
08-27-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,538
Posted By Positron400

As promised, here a are a few pics from my first...

As promised, here a are a few pics from my first trail outing with the Rockhopper. I have never ridden a trail before and am a complete novice when it comes to MTBking. I found a local trail nearby...
08-23-22, 03:47 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,538
Posted By Positron400

Alright - Build pretty much finalized at this...

Alright - Build pretty much finalized at this point:
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1250/rockhopper_build_03_e4c5cf1488760c83af765f75b7e1de4c1dd0e995.jpg
more or less...
08-18-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 260
Posted By Positron400

Thanks! much appreciated. Then I will likely go...

Thanks! much appreciated. Then I will likely go for the less involved option of cutting down the screw.
08-11-22, 04:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,538
Posted By Positron400

Imma try and stay "optimistic" for the original...

Imma try and stay "optimistic" for the original FD to swing out far enough .. (fingerscrossed) - Amazing what incompatibilites one runs into.
Doubt that it would be down to your "incompetence" ;) If...
08-11-22, 03:56 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,538
Posted By Positron400

Fair point, but it was a 3x orignally, and on my...

Fair point, but it was a 3x orignally, and on my "recent" retro mod the shifting performance was really poor. (granted it was a 2x5). Don't really like the look of the original FD either, that was on...
08-11-22, 12:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By Positron400

Apologies again, for the poor picture quality,...

Apologies again, for the poor picture quality, but seems like i got lucky with the hub, and wont need to switch it out (granted I get the UG cassette off at some point)
To reiterate:
- it is an 8...
08-11-22, 12:26 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,538
Posted By Positron400

Yep, pretty much :D - The FD does shift, but...

Yep, pretty much :D - The FD does shift, but pooooooorly. ;) Still a very enjoyable process.
08-10-22, 12:58 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,538
Posted By Positron400

Proper Update this time: Shifters and...

Proper Update this time:

Shifters and "Groupset" arrived today, so I was finally able to put some things other than wheels on the frame :thumb:

Fun/Annoying things I ran in during the build: ...
08-03-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,538
Posted By Positron400

Progress update Ritchey Venture Max 460 mm...

Progress update

Ritchey Venture Max 460 mm Bars arrived, plus I installed the Hollowtech BB. Bars were fit to a quill stem adapter and a 100 mm PRO stem.
Not a fan of all those spacers, but...
08-03-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,538
Posted By Positron400

Had to look up what "rubbing compound" and...

Had to look up what "rubbing compound" and "medium cut cleaners" are, since i am new to the whole "frame restoration" thingy (and it has a different name in my country), but i think i found something...
08-01-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,538
Posted By Positron400

..In fairness, it took the "assistance" of a...

..In fairness, it took the "assistance" of a fairly solid WHACK on the end of the wrench with a hammer, so to me, it seemed to be proper tight ;) BBs always make me nervous when I need to loosen...
08-01-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,538
Posted By Positron400

Quick update - My LBS had a 36mm flat wrench and...

Quick update - My LBS had a 36mm flat wrench and loosened the drive side cup in like 2 seconds :). Removed the cup and gave the frame a thorough clean and degrease. Not really much rust buildup...
07-31-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By Positron400

From what I can tell, KTM is an Austrian bike...

From what I can tell, KTM is an Austrian bike brand. I would assume, if it's an older bike, that it has a square tapered spindle with a loose ball bearing and cup and cone BB. To get the crank arms...
07-31-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,538
Posted By Positron400

Specialized Rockhopper '91 build

Hi,

following the acquisition of a Specialized Rockhopper from '91 and a lovely discussion as to what type of shifting I shall put on, I will try'n document the build progress in this thread. I...
07-30-22, 01:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,007
Posted By Positron400

This is a VERY good looking bike! Kudos!

This is a VERY good looking bike! Kudos!
07-25-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By Positron400

Thanks, much appreciated! No worries, feel free...

Thanks, much appreciated! No worries, feel free to derail as much as you are inclined to! Also, do link to your thread. I love to see what ppl build out of old frames. :)
07-25-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By Positron400

It is! One gets so much satisfaction from...

It is! One gets so much satisfaction from building their own bike! I don't think i will ever buy a complete bike again ;)
07-24-22, 11:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 689
Posted By Positron400

I want to develop a new skill, not just buy new...

I want to develop a new skill, not just buy new parts ;) Wheelbuilding should help me truing rims and the like. Also further down the line I wanna build a 10speed 26 inch rim brake tubeless wheel,...
07-24-22, 11:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 689
Posted By Positron400

Thanks for all the input! I will be trying my...

Thanks for all the input! I will be trying my hands on wheelbuilding, and will not get a truing stand/tensiometer right off the bat. A frame will do, from what I can tell initially. From what I can...
07-23-22, 02:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By Positron400

it's an 11-34 105 casette. The front chainrings...

it's an 11-34 105 casette. The front chainrings are sub-compact 34/50. I wanted a 1:1 ratio to do the climbing I built this bike for. The whole setup is a 2x11.
07-23-22, 02:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By Positron400

Vintage Frame NOS Puch Mistral build w/ new parts

Hey fellow bike nerds,

after seeing the amazing build of the Pinarelle Treviso, I felt like showing my first build too.
Unfortunately I wasn't clever enough to take too many pictures during the...
07-19-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,484
Posted By Positron400

I had the same issue with my frame, where i had...

I had the same issue with my frame, where i had to source a stepped ferrule. I went to my LBS and all they had, was one from Campagonolo where the diameter didnt quite fit (ID 3.5 mm afair), but that...
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