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08-02-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,327
Posted By squirtdad

Personally I like steel and think the combo of a...

Personally I like steel and think the combo of a nice steel high end frame and modern gear super nice.

I will have to admit to kinda fascinated at the cerevelo caledonia....which in 105 is $3200...
07-30-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,567
Posted By squirtdad

Big Big is simple: Size your chain so that you...

Big Big is simple: Size your chain so that you can run Big Big, even though you never plan too. Otherwise, if you shift into that combo (even if you don't ever plan to, Murphy's law applies) ...
07-28-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 311
Posted By squirtdad

It would be way simpler, more functional and...

It would be way simpler, more functional and less kludgy to simple replace the shifter/brake lever combo with one for hydraulic brakes they are like $18 each for Altus Shimano Altus ST-EF505-8R...
07-26-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 404
Posted By squirtdad

Is running a wired tire part of the issue? ...

Is running a wired tire part of the issue? IIRC wired were designed for older style rims (I got paselas wire for my 78 Semi pro)

Personally I don't plan on going tubeless, and as long as they...
07-24-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,294
Posted By squirtdad

I think for your set up and stated needs the...

I think for your set up and stated needs the triple like you have is pretty perfect. if it were me and thinking about double in future....I would go compact crank and jump to 11 speed, but is...
07-22-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,108
Posted By squirtdad

Well the most important part of prep is done....I...

Well the most important part of prep is done....I got my custom jersey (https://www.owayo.com/) that has my bike forum name and a tribute to my Montana Home town on it

so that leaves, rebuiild...
07-22-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By squirtdad

matches my experience

matches my experience
07-22-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By squirtdad

I have the same hubs on 2 wheelset. What i find...

I have the same hubs on 2 wheelset. What i find is that i have to adjust them so that the feel is tighter when hand twisting the axle than what i would do for the classic cone and hub bearing. ...
07-21-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 410
Posted By squirtdad

penetrating oil (check out freeze off is is...

penetrating oil (check out freeze off is is penetrating oil and makes it super cold), more leverage, and I really like to tap firmly on the breaker bar with a hammer to try to shock it loose a...
07-21-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 526
Posted By squirtdad

I carry a tube and a patch kit.... i have had to...

I carry a tube and a patch kit.... i have had to use both on the same ride, not often, but it has happened. I like the rema kits.....imho best quality. I write the date i bought the kit on...
07-19-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,242
Posted By squirtdad

have two (although there may have been an aero...

have two (although there may have been an aero model higher these are the real top of the line)

84 Team miyata...
07-18-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 271
Posted By squirtdad

Are you using sealant? I had core get mucked up...

Are you using sealant? I had core get mucked up with sealant.....I just treat them as an expendable and replace
07-16-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By squirtdad

like the bottle cap rear mirror

like the bottle cap rear mirror
07-15-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,439
Posted By squirtdad

dude this is a 17 year old zombie thread. ...

dude this is a 17 year old zombie thread. please don't wake the zombies
07-15-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,089
Posted By squirtdad

no a pro but got 28mm GK, I could fit a 30 but...

no a pro but got 28mm GK, I could fit a 30 but not a 32 on the team miyata

another would be the Vittoria Corsa Control clincher in 30mm I have a 30mm Vitorria corsa control tubular on my...
07-13-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,089
Posted By squirtdad

Here is the base....but am doing a couple of...

Here is the base....but am doing a couple of changes to reflect my fitness, weight and desire to not walk too much will post the upgrade when done
...
07-13-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 63,099
Views: 9,630,966
Posted By squirtdad

for some one really tall Custom Tall Frame...

for some one really tall

Custom Tall Frame for Tall Riders - $195 (Eugene, OR)https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/d/springfield-custom-tall-frame-for-tall/7350054730.html
...
07-12-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,321
Posted By squirtdad

Need a "yes" category so far my personal...

Need a "yes" category

so far my personal experience is Japan (Nishki, Auzki, SR, miyata, miyata, miyata) and Italy (torpado and de rosa) ..... hope to do an american custom in the future
07-09-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 821
Posted By squirtdad

looking at the picture..... no access to put any...

looking at the picture..... no access to put any thing in from the bottom to catch the lip of the post.

speculation here, but probably it did not slip down, but was forced down when another...
07-09-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 821
Posted By squirtdad

there is always the lye thing ...

there is always the lye thing

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1152417-stuck-seat-post-lye-your-way-out.html
...
07-07-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By squirtdad

that is a french threaded bottom bracket a...

that is a french threaded bottom bracket

a good option would be velo orange ...
07-05-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 832
Posted By squirtdad

that seat pad has got to go....... :)

that seat pad has got to go....... :)
07-05-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By squirtdad

SR Semi pro Beer run bike build

I've keeping my eye out for a bike to do a fun build on and found a a SR Semi Pro at a good price (as found pic is on the bottom)

the bike had mostly 600 arabesque, but some one had put on...
06-30-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,000
Posted By squirtdad

neats foot is not advised by pretty much anyone...

neats foot is not advised by pretty much anyone for brooks. use the Proofide and only that. the 25 gram tin i got with my b17 lasted over 10 years
06-29-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 370
Posted By squirtdad

this seems to be overkill and chance of goofing...

this seems to be overkill and chance of goofing the BB up. Why not just replace the BB if you are sure that is the issue, it is not like this is a pressfit into the BB bearing
06-25-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,895
Posted By squirtdad

No you don't need another bike, even if it is a...

No you don't need another bike, even if it is a de rosa in your size, in perfect shape and you have the family thumbs up to get it
06-23-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,497
Posted By squirtdad

if it is an 83 55 cm top tube is either 56 or...

if it is an 83 55 cm top tube is either 56 or 58

also note the 83 has the dyna drive pedals, which means different frame size if you change the crank or use adapters if it still has the AX crank...
06-23-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,000
Posted By squirtdad

everyone is different, no matter what saddle you...

everyone is different, no matter what saddle you ride it has to fit your bottom.....here is my experience

B17. was comfortable immediately, after I fiddled with seat position and tilt. out...
06-23-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 705
Posted By squirtdad

put me on your gift list

put me on your gift list
06-23-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,828
Posted By squirtdad

maybe these guys can do some thing remote? ...

maybe these guys can do some thing remote? https://ruckuscomp.com/
06-23-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 306
Posted By squirtdad

best option is to find out if you can get a...

best option is to find out if you can get a replacement and if you can figure that into what you will pay for the bike otherwise any fix is going to be a kludge, at risk of failure with resultant...
06-21-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By squirtdad

that derailer can handle wrap of up to 45 teeth...

that derailer can handle wrap of up to 45 teeth per spec (wrap = difference hi/lo cassette + hi/lo crankset) it should not be a problem at all.

Another way to think about it is that some...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-21-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By squirtdad

gp4000 25 is known to be be closer to 28 actual...

gp4000 25 is known to be be closer to 28 actual in many cases fwiw
06-20-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,108
Posted By squirtdad

Squirtdad it registered. Heaven help me I have to...

Squirtdad it registered. Heaven help me I have to get serious about training and weight loss.......and of course my son sent me some nice hazy ipa for fathers day
and I need to get busy swapping...
06-11-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,528
Posted By squirtdad

sound like a psychedelic band name and the lead...

sound like a psychedelic band name and the lead singer for a tweener rock group
06-11-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By squirtdad

nitto beautiful, classic, strong and if...

nitto

beautiful, classic, strong

and if you need rise they have a model called a dirt drop

https://www.benscycle.com/nitto-mt11-riser-quill-stem-stem_nitto_mt11_870/p
...
06-11-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,311
Posted By squirtdad

I don't view it as over spending, especially...

I don't view it as over spending, especially when i look at the cost of new bikes of similar level of quality.

My miyata 85 with 5800 105..... 300 for the frame, 300 for the wheels, 100 for...
06-11-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,528
Posted By squirtdad

someone, somewhere has had to do this

someone, somewhere has had to do this
06-10-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,572
Posted By squirtdad

one way to find lighter nicer 27 for reasonable...

one way to find lighter nicer 27 for reasonable prices is to look for brands/models that are maybe not as well known to the general public or had a smaller distribution. SR Semi-pro is an examplel,...
06-10-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 509
Posted By squirtdad

I like your bike locks

I like your bike locks
06-10-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,528
Posted By squirtdad

for ne more like best of both worlds :) classic...

for ne more like best of both worlds :) classic frame and nice modern running gear....now if they could just do a modern version in alloy. I have at least drawn the line at threadless stems

of...
06-10-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,528
Posted By squirtdad

ok I will play 85 Team miyata, 105 5800 11...

ok I will play
85 Team miyata, 105 5800 11 speed, brooks swift Currently running ultegra/open pro with conti 5000 gp 28 or ultegra hubs with mavic tubular and 30mm Corsa Control tubies (the...
06-09-21, 11:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,240
Posted By squirtdad

Clearly you have found the right place to hang, ...

Clearly you have found the right place to hang, this bunch are total enablers, clearly you have made the proper rational decision

what cool stuff did you get :)
06-08-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By squirtdad

it followed me home dear, really

New project SR semi-pro, 600 Arabesque except for suntour barcons.

Not sure year but guessing 78 to 82??? it has 27 in wheels, and it seems that much later than that it would have had...
06-08-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,936
Posted By squirtdad

in a similar vein: where does this leave my 85...

in a similar vein: where does this leave my 85 team miyata with 105 5800 11speed?

seriously seeing a wide range of bikes in a single forum is much more fun and educational for me..... even those...
06-01-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,945
Posted By squirtdad

I think overall posts can get snarky when a...

I think overall posts can get snarky when a persons posts with a pre concieved idea of the response they want and when they don't get that response, they then show no interest in learning and...
05-28-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,945
Posted By squirtdad

Bluntly an really stupid idea, super cheap...

Bluntly an really stupid idea, super cheap parts, retrofit for something never designed for disk. basically throwing money away. hubs are quick release, there is a reason the standard for...
05-27-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,108
Posted By squirtdad

friction, steel, a certain style and brooks...

friction, steel, a certain style and brooks sprung saddle seem to hit a lot of qualifications
05-25-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,735
Posted By squirtdad

This suggests the need to educate yourself before...

This suggests the need to educate yourself before you do any of your own work, park is good place to start https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help
05-20-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,839
Posted By squirtdad

i have been trying to work that out.and have not...

i have been trying to work that out.and have not 1005 put my finger on it.. and don't bet me wrong the 85 is a super ride, it is just that the 84 feels like it want's to go.

at first I thought it...
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