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03-31-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 62,871
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Posted By SamSpade1941

Not me but that is a nice bike , I have never...

Not me but that is a nice bike , I have never owned a LeTour in fact I have only owned one Schwinn an 87 Circuit which ended up being just a tad too tall for my comfort . but I have thought...
08-18-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,771
Posted By SamSpade1941

If I did my job correctly and wore them out you...

If I did my job correctly and wore them out you are right they won't. I plan on leaving no pristine examples ... lol
08-18-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,771
Posted By SamSpade1941

This ... honestly its not even a contest. the...

This ... honestly its not even a contest. the first bike I built with a 2x10 drive train has almost totally spoiled me to other drive trains . I still like my 3x9 and it is certainly robust but my...
06-19-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,205
Posted By SamSpade1941

They are not allowing people come in at all. I...

They are not allowing people come in at all. I do not like that model , If I want the online shopping experience I can get that online and it is actually cheaper than giving an LBS my patronage at...
01-10-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,374
Posted By SamSpade1941

I want to believe this is a true find , but Iím...

I want to believe this is a true find , but Iím really leaning towards the OP yanking the C&V chain here.


i canít imagine anyone owning a Singer tossing it in the bin.
01-08-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 13,303
Posted By SamSpade1941

Giving this topic more thought ... Iíll add...

Giving this topic more thought ... Iíll add another one to the list. French bikes ... yes I said it so let the those of you upset with me start forming your diatribes . I love the aesthetics and...
01-08-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 13,303
Posted By SamSpade1941

Aero levers fix that problem . Iíve had both in...

Aero levers fix that problem . Iíve had both in enough quantity now to know Iím not ok with non aero levers save for a rare collectible bike that should be left in a period correct configuration
01-07-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,950
Posted By SamSpade1941

The bike industry isnít the only business segment...

The bike industry isnít the only business segment that is experiencing this . Further more itís not a new problem this has been in the pipes for 20 years .

I used to sell Oakleys and got out...
01-02-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,950
Posted By SamSpade1941

That is actually a great idea and it MIGHT just...

That is actually a great idea and it MIGHT just have legs in the right Major Urban market. However I have a feeling it would fail miserably in most markets across the US .
01-01-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,950
Posted By SamSpade1941

I actually consider it a win for me on the rare...

I actually consider it a win for me on the rare occasion I drive up to visit the physical store , I will not need to go into Portland proper which I am not a fan of doing.
01-01-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,950
Posted By SamSpade1941

I think you meant profitable companies. ...

I think you meant profitable companies.

There are two types businesses:
profitable ( the ones that last for any length of time )
unprofitable ( the ones with a bad business model that do not...
12-31-19, 11:46 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,950
Posted By SamSpade1941

And this is entirely the case in all likelihood. ...

And this is entirely the case in all likelihood. It doesn't help that a lot of these smaller shops have bad business models
12-31-19, 11:39 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,950
Posted By SamSpade1941

Rivelo closing is no shock... Why on earth order...

Rivelo closing is no shock... Why on earth order or purchase anything Rivendell from brick and mortar store in Portland when I can order it directly from Rivendell and for the same price or a tad...
12-26-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 23,493
Posted By SamSpade1941

Uh Yes I do , basically the only thing I kept...

Uh Yes I do , basically the only thing I kept from the original bike was the brakes and frameset. The original wheels were shot , and they were as heavy as the rest of the components so I ordered a...
12-20-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 42,219
Posted By SamSpade1941

Did someone say black bike ? Currently a work in...

Did someone say black bike ? Currently a work in progress ... If I can get over this cold bug I have I will get out there and get it finished! This will be my first 1x wide range "mullet" build...
12-20-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 23,805
Posted By SamSpade1941

This along with high quality camera gear and US...

This along with high quality camera gear and US military WEB gear from the Spanish America. war through WWII.
12-17-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 870,286
Posted By SamSpade1941

Here are bikes I no longer own .... 86...

Here are bikes I no longer own ....


86 Bianchi Portofino .... I really loved this bike but it was a skosh too large , still it was very nice
...
11-12-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,172
Posted By SamSpade1941

Everyone has ... I couldnít begin to start...

Everyone has ... I couldnít begin to start telling everyone about the absolutely incredible finds Iíve acquired on CL ... however CL is a like a large box cereal.. itís full of flakes ... getting...
11-07-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,282
Posted By SamSpade1941

Ill take one of Greg LeMondís bikes ...

Ill take one of Greg LeMondís bikes ...
11-06-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,282
Posted By SamSpade1941

This exactly , collectors are some of the best...

This exactly , collectors are some of the best conservators of all original anything that can be collected.
11-06-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,172
Posted By SamSpade1941

ROFL ... typos always happen to me when I try...

ROFL ... typos always happen to me when I try and post from my phone .. As for the stems I like longer stems indeed they are more comfy, but hey when I buy a used bike I know it's not going to...
11-06-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,172
Posted By SamSpade1941

Bike in question for those that are always...

Bike in question for those that are always curious .. it’s not all original and I had no intentions putting it back 100% original when I purchased the complete bike .. Suntour Cyclone drive trains...
11-06-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,172
Posted By SamSpade1941

C&V Tire Kickers on CL

Brief rant concerning CL which seems to be getting worse not better . Recently I decided to sell my Motobecane because itís a tad larger than I can really be comfortable on . The bike rides...
10-24-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By SamSpade1941

C&V cycling cartoon

I ran across this , earlier and lolíd so I thought Iíd share .. somethingís are just timeless
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10-24-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,230
Posted By SamSpade1941

I have seen the second photo a lot .. there are...

I have seen the second photo a lot .. there are quite a few people who think it is a good idea to rotate their drops upside down. Which patently proves to me that just because people do or think...
10-02-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,236
Posted By SamSpade1941

I still carry and use film camera's. My digital...

I still carry and use film camera's. My digital cameras are Nikon DSLR's which I can and do pack on the bike , but it is nice to have a compact, svelte and quiet film camera. Image courtesy of an...
08-08-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 39,531
Posted By SamSpade1941

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Mine in the bike room
07-29-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,160
Posted By SamSpade1941

Yes Iíve noted that myself as well , this 56 cm...

Yes Iíve noted that myself as well , this 56 cm Ridley is more like a 58cm in other bikes but thatís ok . I like a French fit in a bike so this will work . Eventually when I can get some money...
07-23-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,659
Posted By SamSpade1941

These days the trend seems to be going 1x , but I...

These days the trend seems to be going 1x , but I agree with you I like having double up front .
07-23-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,135
Posted By SamSpade1941

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They do have cable ends that step down to fit...
07-23-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,135
Posted By SamSpade1941

drpaddle you do know Jagwire actually makes...

drpaddle

you do know Jagwire actually makes both types the old school coiled cable housings and the compression-less cable housing. For what itís worth that would not have happened had you used a...
07-23-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,263
Posted By SamSpade1941

Pushing Your Luck On Your Morning Commute Vintage Style

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Iíve been riding my Grand Jubile to work every...
07-20-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,103
Posted By SamSpade1941

98% of the time I ride platform pedals, but when...

98% of the time I ride platform pedals, but when I do ride clipless .... I do so with SPD
07-05-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,207
Posted By SamSpade1941

I've been busy riding my bike(s) and working. ...

I've been busy riding my bike(s) and working. As nice as the company is here, exchanging thoughts online about riding bikes don't trump actually riding bikes...
07-04-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,622
Posted By SamSpade1941

No truer words have ever been uttered. I have...

No truer words have ever been uttered. I have brooks saddles on almost every bike I own.
06-26-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,382
Posted By SamSpade1941

This is a true statement and one thatís been...

This is a true statement and one thatís been proven by lab testing . A really good set of down hill platforms with aggressive pins keep your foot planted very well on the pedal. The specialized...
06-25-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,077
Posted By SamSpade1941

Wow that was an interesting read... I have not...

Wow that was an interesting read... I have not had that happen but I have had a seller jack up the price after I was already in route to pick up the bike or component. When that happens I tell...
06-25-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,077
Posted By SamSpade1941

Offer Up is a train wreck for buying anything and...

Offer Up is a train wreck for buying anything and Iíve never sold a bike there but Iíve bought easily a half dozen bikes very reasonably. Iíve also missed out on 40 or 50 simply because the sellers...
06-11-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,582
Posted By SamSpade1941

The P38 was ok but those in the know managed to...

The P38 was ok but those in the know managed to acquire its bigger brother the P51 . I still have a P51 in my gear somewhere.
...
06-09-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,625
Posted By SamSpade1941

Glad you have it sorted I was gonna say I have a...

Glad you have it sorted I was gonna say I have a nice Sakae SX triple with 165 mm arms if you were interested, but since you now have everything in hand all is well ...
06-04-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,225
Posted By SamSpade1941

Agreed ... People comment on my legs from time...

Agreed ... People comment on my legs from time to time, but they look nothing like that. All that pushing tiny cogs up hills really really made that rider strong.
06-04-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,836
Posted By SamSpade1941

You could always get a bren gun magazine pouch...

You could always get a bren gun magazine pouch for $5 and some bungee cord which I did as an improv or hack a couple of weeks ago when I went for a ride and my old Blackburn bag would not accommodate...
05-18-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,771
Posted By SamSpade1941

I really like the aesthetic of brown or tan wall...

I really like the aesthetic of brown or tan wall tires , I do not know if they match every build, but I think they make a nice compliment to most bikes.
01-26-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 173,635
Posted By SamSpade1941

Makes perfect sense especially if you are trying...

Makes perfect sense especially if you are trying to go with the period correct appearance. Nice bike by the way .
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