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09-23-21, 12:27 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,711
Posted By Dfrost

My Compass (before name change to RH) tires all...

My Compass (before name change to RH) tires all measure close to spec width at typical pressures on 22mm wide rims: Chinook Pass EL (28mm) measure just over 29mm at 70-80psi, Stampede Pass EL (32mm)...
09-22-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 226
Posted By Dfrost

I always set the chainline (center of ST to...

I always set the chainline (center of ST to middle ring) for triples at 45+/-1.0mm. Any less will result in the FD hitting the ST. I’ve used BB spacers to get there with a sealed BB if there’s plenty...
09-09-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 391
Posted By Dfrost

FWIW, I’ve never seen a Marinoni “M” decal that...

FWIW, I’ve never seen a Marinoni “M” decal that looked like those on this HT and ST, same for the DT ones. +1 on sending the S/N to Marinoni.
09-07-21, 12:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By Dfrost

10% elongation is huge! Very likely that...

10% elongation is huge! Very likely that freewheel cogs are now worn past usability, and any new chain will skip, as onyerleft says. Chainrings are very likely toast also.

Replace chain with any...
09-05-21, 11:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 542
Posted By Dfrost

Paging Andy_K, who has moved a three pulley to a...

Paging Andy_K, who has moved a three pulley to a different body.
09-05-21, 12:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 445
Posted By Dfrost

I’m in the “lightly grease the tapers” camp. ...

I’m in the “lightly grease the tapers” camp.

I use 30 ft-lbs for the crank arm bolts, and 40 ft-lbs for the DS of a sealed BB, confirmed as good middle of the range numbers for each location by...
09-01-21, 01:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,259
Posted By Dfrost

I really like Campy Racing T FD’s, and only ride...

I really like Campy Racing T FD’s, and only ride triples. I tried a Suntour XC Pro that also shifted very nicely, but the Racing T’s were less likely to need trimming across on 8-speed cassette from...
08-29-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 618
Posted By Dfrost

Trainers in my experience have been hard on rear...

Trainers in my experience have been hard on rear tires and QR skewers. I have a dedicated wheel, cheap internal cam skewer (necessary for my old Blackburn trainer) and used 23mm tire for trainer use....
08-28-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 848
Posted By Dfrost

My ‘79 912 was less race-specific, being...

My ‘79 912 was less race-specific, being originally a 27” wheel model and not so triathlon directed. Looks like the ‘80 went to 700C but still plenty of tire clearance.
08-27-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 848
Posted By Dfrost

Here’s a working link (at least it was just now)...

Here’s a working link (at least it was just now) to all the Miyata catalogs:

https://www.ragandbone.ca/Miyata/miyata_selector.html

Seems like the 712 was typically the prior year’s 912 with...
08-24-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 570
Posted By Dfrost

Nice find! Your indexed shifting might...

Nice find!

Your indexed shifting might improve with shift cable housing rather than brake housing, and a bunch less of it heading into the rear derailleur.

If that’s your proper seat height in...
08-24-21, 01:12 PM
08-24-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 582
Posted By Dfrost

Another fan of Kool Stop salmon pads here. No...

Another fan of Kool Stop salmon pads here. No worries about wear when I get several thousand miles out of a pair here in steep Seattle where there’s many opportunities for long and hard braking. I...
08-16-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By Dfrost

Shimano 7-speed cassettes use 5.0mm cog spacing,...

Shimano 7-speed cassettes use 5.0mm cog spacing, as I’m sure Sheldon mentioned.

I’ve used 5.0mm cog spacing on Shimano 8/9/10-speed cassette hubs for my wife’s former bike with Campy 8-speed...
08-09-21, 12:25 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 16,178
Posted By Dfrost

One of the most proven, reliable ways to end up...

One of the most proven, reliable ways to end up with a lightweight steel bike is to be short, or at least have short legs!

Lots of weight is gained as frame size grows.
08-08-21, 01:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,020
Posted By Dfrost

Nice photo comparison and explanations, Steve! ...

Nice photo comparison and explanations, Steve!

Yes, there is an even earlier version with the top plate being silver and “curvy”, almost like a bare aluminum stamping rather than a machined part...
08-08-21, 12:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By Dfrost

Clifford is quite correct. Shimano brifters are...

Clifford is quite correct. Shimano brifters are only compatible with Shimano road FD’s, as he notes. Those have a particularly short arm between the pivot and the cable clamp. And you’ll need to find...
08-08-21, 12:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,313
Posted By Dfrost

I’ve enjoyed night riding since my days training...

I’ve enjoyed night riding since my days training for centuries+ after work, then there were fun group rides of 30-35 miles every Wednesday evening starting at 7:30 PM year-round, and winter work...
08-05-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 921
Posted By Dfrost

If there’s nothing in place, try feeding a thread...

If there’s nothing in place, try feeding a thread through one end with a vacuum attached to the other opening. Once the thread emerges, tape a cable to it and pull that through. Then run housing over...
08-03-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,656
Posted By Dfrost

Why worry about a plumb arm on the big-big? If...

Why worry about a plumb arm on the big-big? If that was your goal, the chain will definitely be too long.

My chain sizing rule is to wrap the chain around the biggest cog and the big ring,...
08-03-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,656
Posted By Dfrost

3mm FD clearance above the ring is excessive and...

3mm FD clearance above the ring is excessive and leads to lower quality shifts and potential chain throws. Here’s one of mine, with about 1mm clearance at the tightest point as it swings. Looks like...
08-03-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,656
Posted By Dfrost

Looks about right to me. If you remove a...

Looks about right to me.

If you remove a pair of links, the chain will very likely be too short for the big-big combination, which would be dangerous. While that is an inefficient gear for riding,...
07-30-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 509
Posted By Dfrost

vintageaddict, You might want to re-check...

vintageaddict,

You might want to re-check that catalog info for the Team Fuji. When I look at the ‘85 catalog, I see 74° head tube and 75° seat tube angles for that model. The steep ST on either...
07-29-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,350
Posted By Dfrost

A suggestion for several of these vintage cranks...

A suggestion for several of these vintage cranks such as the Sugino AT and “Flag” cranks: Do a bit of stress relief filing and polishing where the DS arm meets the spider, as well as frequent...
07-28-21, 11:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 746
Posted By Dfrost

As SurferRosa implies, there are BB that need...

As SurferRosa implies, there are BB that need caged bearing sets the other way around, like this Campy that needed the closed end toward the cup.
...
07-26-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,350
Posted By Dfrost

Here it is - note the small engraved flag marking...

Here it is - note the small engraved flag marking near the crank bolt, hence the nickname. It’s a nice crank set. I’m using it on a 113mm UN-55 BB with a 3.0mm DS spacer for proper chainline.
...
07-26-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,350
Posted By Dfrost

FWIW, since I’m certainly not a weight weenie, I...

FWIW, since I’m certainly not a weight weenie, I weighed these three 110/74 cranks, all weighed as just the arms (length as noted), no rings or BB

Sugino AT, 170 arms: 480gm. BTW, I suspect 175’s...
07-22-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 608
Views: 32,539
Posted By Dfrost

Love the differential equation on the white board!

Love the differential equation on the white board!
07-21-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,881
Posted By Dfrost

This “Hall of Fame” seems to feature volume-built...

This “Hall of Fame” seems to feature volume-built bikes. No excuses are needed, except perhaps for mine that are anything but.

But I’m surprised no owner of a French randonnuese (spelling?) has...
07-21-21, 12:57 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,881
Posted By Dfrost

I have one of each, the red ‘87 SLX Marinoni...

I have one of each, the red ‘87 SLX Marinoni posted above in #14 that always has a large seat-post rear bag (about 7.5 l capacity), and the rando-bagged ‘79 Miyata 912 below with Gugificazione!...
07-20-21, 12:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By Dfrost

Thanks! That was a fun story. I still have...

Thanks! That was a fun story. I still have Seatpost Thing!
07-20-21, 12:08 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,881
Posted By Dfrost

Not exactly a “production bike”, Simonne Marinoni...

Not exactly a “production bike”, Simonne Marinoni called this a Sport Tourer in her response to my SN inquiry:

1987 SLX Marinoni, here with 700x32’s that just fit under the short reach calipers:...
07-19-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By Dfrost

When Exa-Drive cogs in touring-ish sizes became...

When Exa-Drive cogs in touring-ish sizes became impossible to find for my wife’s former 8-speed Chorus/Record setup (and they wore at a surprisingly high rate), I converted her rear wheel to a...
07-18-21, 12:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By Dfrost

The “Q” stamping indicate those that are part of...

The “Q” stamping indicate those that are part of the original cassette. The finish that looks common to all of them suggests that they are the original set. You’ll find that one in the table within...
07-15-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By Dfrost

Look under the cable guide under the BB shell....

Look under the cable guide under the BB shell. That’s where I found my SN. Ms. Marinoni answered my query very quickly when I asked 8 years ago.
07-15-21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,680
Posted By Dfrost

I had the opportunity to examine RoS’s gem at...

I had the opportunity to examine RoS’s gem at length today. I’ve always enjoyed seeing (and sometimes riding extensively, before his bigger frame fit revelation) many of the bikes he’s transformed.
...
07-15-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By Dfrost

I’ve always avoided it when it was the “start of...

I’ve always avoided it when it was the “start of the cycling season” ride at the end of February. Some seriously clueless people on bikes show up (and stop in some truly strange and dangerous...
07-14-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 682
Posted By Dfrost

Is there a used bike emporium or coop near you?...

Is there a used bike emporium or coop near you? Pretty sure that they would have LOTS of 110 BCD chain rings.

And you could post a WTB on the C&V Sales sub-forum. We probably have even more.
07-09-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,292
Posted By Dfrost

I have one additional medium cage, and it’s about...

I have one additional medium cage, and it’s about to get some use on a potential new-to-me bike. The other spares are short cage versions. I figure that the parallelogram bodies are the most likely...
07-05-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 957
Posted By Dfrost

I removed the matt black finish on exposed...

I removed the matt black finish on exposed portion of this Truvativ seatpost using fine sandpaper, emery cloth, and then Simichrome polish. Surprised how easy and quick it was. No additional...
06-23-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 40,447
Posted By Dfrost

The serial number on my ‘87 was visible after...

The serial number on my ‘87 was visible after (temporarily) removing the cable guide under the bottom bracket:
...
06-21-21, 12:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By Dfrost

Very happy with the Garmin Forerunner 935 that...

Very happy with the Garmin Forerunner 935 that I’ve been using for the last three years. Like it MUCH better than a touchscreen Garmin I had briefly (gotta love REI’s return policy, even when it’s...
06-10-21, 12:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,292
Posted By Dfrost

Yes, as tricky notes, both of my bikes use Sachs...

Yes, as tricky notes, both of my bikes use Sachs New Success Ergo brifters. (And I call them brifters all the time. No reason not to!) The RD are both Sachs NS medium cage that appear to be...
03-24-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,310
Posted By Dfrost

The Marinoni in its 650B setup with Berthoud...

The Marinoni in its 650B setup with Berthoud fenders. Pretty sure there are better fender lines than this elsewhere in this thread. But another excuse for C&V bike p**n should not be passed up!
...
03-24-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By Dfrost

Doug Fattic, Love your thorough, but always clear...

Doug Fattic, Love your thorough, but always clear and understandable responses! Thank you for being a frequent contributor here.
03-23-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 662
Posted By Dfrost

I’m using compressionless housing from Jagwire on...

I’m using compressionless housing from Jagwire on the ‘79 Miyata with Shimano dual pivot caliper, Campy Ergo levers, ferrules everywhere, slightly toed-in Kool Stop salmon pads. Extremely pleased...
03-09-21, 01:18 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,031
Posted By Dfrost

My wife’s snowflake frame with the matching stem...

My wife’s snowflake frame with the matching stem hangs in the great collection of classic bikes at Recycled Cycles in Seattle.

I wouldn’t be surprised if Glenn still owns some of them. But very...
03-08-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 24,301
Posted By Dfrost

The 1976 65cm Masi GC that my wife found as a...

The 1976 65cm Masi GC that my wife found as a frame/fork to replace the (too small) 60cm ‘72 (also champagne) from my brief racing days back then. Unlike the earlier one that was awesome everywhere,...
03-07-21, 02:31 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,031
Posted By Dfrost

My wife’s previous bike was this Erickson custom....

My wife’s previous bike was this Erickson custom. He’s known for his “art bikes”, and this one with its snowflake scheme is relatively modest.
...
03-07-21, 02:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,184
Posted By Dfrost

There are many threads here on C&V that feature...

There are many threads here on C&V that feature plenty of “bike p*rn”. This one, now 14 years old and still going strong, has LOTS of pics, all featuring classic frames that have been built up with...
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