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12-30-22, 10:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,952
Posted By Whit51

The top tube rear brake cable guides on old...

The top tube rear brake cable guides on old Cannondales are notorious for failing. I bought some 3D printed ones and epoxied them to the frame. Worked fine. Overpriced though.
08-27-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 825
Posted By Whit51

Nice build! IMHO the Pro is one of the most...

Nice build! IMHO the Pro is one of the most beautiful vintage bikes, especially in that color.
07-29-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,115
Posted By Whit51

One of the best threads ever in my 15 years on...

One of the best threads ever in my 15 years on the C&V forum. Thanks for posting!
07-21-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 672
Posted By Whit51

Hopefully Testors is on a firm financial footing!

Hopefully Testors is on a firm financial footing!
01-05-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,046
Posted By Whit51

I like 46-30 cranksets. I’ve converted some...

I like 46-30 cranksets. I’ve converted some Ultegra triples to this configuration, using only the inner and middle ring positions. BikinGreen sells a 46-30 combo on EBay that bolts onto a 110bcd...
12-12-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,005
Posted By Whit51

Sold

Sold
12-12-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,005
Posted By Whit51

Sale pending to Obrentharris

Sale pending to Obrentharris
09-18-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,768
Posted By Whit51

Here are a few I built up: ...

Here are a few I built up:
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09-07-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,191
Posted By Whit51

Fantastic find! That’s the sport touring...

Fantastic find! That’s the sport touring pre-canti brake version of the Specialissima. A very versatile frame. I added STIs to mine and used some longer reach caliper brakes for fit 700c wheels and...
06-14-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 907
Posted By Whit51

A Schwinn World Sport is one possibility.

A Schwinn World Sport is one possibility.
06-05-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 13,739
Posted By Whit51

So where does a 1981 Trek with 9 speed 105 go?...

So where does a 1981 Trek with 9 speed 105 go? Itís not an early brifter bike. If you put a new small block V8 in a Model A roadster, does that mean itís no longer a vintage Ford?
05-17-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,210
Posted By Whit51

I’ve read that current Soma Tange Prestige is...

I’ve read that current Soma Tange Prestige is not as good as the vintage Prestige. Maybe someone can clarify this.
03-12-21, 04:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,160
Posted By Whit51

Adidas Velo Sambas

I know there are some Adidas Sambas fans on this forum. My 10 year old Sambas are about worn out and I'm considering these new Velo Sambas. I like the Sambas for riding flat pedals and this new SPD...
02-02-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,655
Posted By Whit51

Welcome! Univegas are highly regarded. If it fits...

Welcome! Univegas are highly regarded. If it fits you, you're off to a great start!
02-01-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,505
Posted By Whit51

There’s been lots of speculation on this forum...

There’s been lots of speculation on this forum over the years as to what Columbus Tenax tubing is. The Prelude review states it’s a “production grade” version of SL and SP. Hard to see how SL and...
01-17-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,353
Posted By Whit51

I didn’t read Miles fro Nowhere, but it was read...

I didn’t read Miles fro Nowhere, but it was read aloud in 30 minute segments on The Radio Reader on NPR when it was first published. Enjoyed that experience tremendously.
11-26-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,165
Posted By Whit51

I buy bikes with tubing from Italy, the UK,...

I buy bikes with tubing from Italy, the UK, Japan, and the U.S. No plastic fantastic Chinese frames for me.
11-20-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,075
Posted By Whit51

Which leg do you swing over first?First? i swing...

Which leg do you swing over first?First? i swing my right leg over from the non-drive side. I do not swing a second leg over. What would that accomplish?
10-07-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,682
Posted By Whit51

I’ve got Brooks microfiber on my Black Mountain...

I’ve got Brooks microfiber on my Black Mountain Road and have been impressed. Looks good, feels good, has held up for a year and a half so far. Ordered some more for A build I’m working on.
09-13-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,344
Posted By Whit51

Fantastic deal for someone who needs this size...

Fantastic deal for someone who needs this size frame. 853 is excellent stuff.
08-31-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,820
Posted By Whit51

It does not look bad. What I would do: first...

It does not look bad. What I would do: first remove all rust. Apply minimal primer - only enough to just cover the bare areas. Hit this lightly with 220 or 320 grit sandpaper to make it flat. Then...
08-16-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,369
Posted By Whit51

Batavus. Puch

Batavus. Puch
07-30-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,128
Posted By Whit51

Maybe I should further expand this to say ďunless...

Maybe I should further expand this to say ďunless you are an expert frame builder adding functional enhancements consistent with the original design concept and aesthetics of the bike in question.Ē...
06-12-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,563
Posted By Whit51

Here’s a mint Specialized Crossroads I added a...

Here’s a mint Specialized Crossroads I added a threadless stem converter, road stem, drop bars 7 speed RX 100 brifters and a freewheel with 34 tooth big chainring. No other changes, works fine, but...
06-01-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,611
Posted By Whit51

Great bike. You’re unlikely to be mocked for...

Great bike. You’re unlikely to be mocked for flat pedals on this forum, lots of us use them.
05-16-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,102
Posted By Whit51

Beautiful work!

Beautiful work!
05-08-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,332
Posted By Whit51

Trek Multi Tracks are excellent hybrids....

Trek Multi Tracks are excellent hybrids. Specialized Crossroads is another good one. Here’s one I converted to a commuter/gravel bike.Originally had flat bars.,,, edit: ARRGH! I can’t believe I...
04-20-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,931
Posted By Whit51

OP, Your pricing and display technique in the...

OP, Your pricing and display technique in the first 2 pics is a good example for all of to follow when selling multiple small components!
03-20-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,755
Posted By Whit51

Deal4 Fuji, your 2x4 craftsmanship is much better...

Deal4 Fuji, your 2x4 craftsmanship is much better than mine!
03-19-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,755
Posted By Whit51

On mandatory telework. Before starting time and...

On mandatory telework. Before starting time and on lunch breaks Iím finally building up this 1981 61x. The seat tube wrap is not oriiginal- the bike had the old school individual T R E K logo, but...
02-27-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,500
Posted By Whit51

Back to the topic of brakes. Iíve been able to...

Back to the topic of brakes. Iíve been able to switch between the stock 27Ē wheels and 700c wheels with no problem on my 87 Tenax Voyageur. The original equipment brakes will adjust down just enough...
01-11-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,248
Posted By Whit51

OP, thanks for posting that catalog, I’ve never...

OP, thanks for posting that catalog, I’ve never seen it. I’d love to find the 81 catalog.
12-27-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 726
Views: 188,209
Posted By Whit51

Daccordi Griffe, SLX, recently built up from a...

Daccordi Griffe, SLX, recently built up from a bare frameset. Rides great, nice handling. Lots of pantographing. ...
12-20-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 36,860
Posted By Whit51

The same gear acquisition syndrome that drives my...

The same gear acquisition syndrome that drives my bike addiction has made me a lifelong guitar addict. The same cheapskate / hands-on traits that make me a C&V guy also drove me to build my own...
12-17-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,725
Posted By Whit51

His book Upgrading Your Bike is a goldmine of...

His book Upgrading Your Bike is a goldmine of useful info about 80’s components.
11-28-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,460
Posted By Whit51

Smallpox Champ, I love those 2 bikes and the...

Smallpox Champ, I love those 2 bikes and the choice of components..
11-04-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,915
Posted By Whit51

I have an 87 and have been able to run 700c or...

I have an 87 and have been able to run 700c or the original 27’s .. the original wheels ride great despite their bomb proof touring design. These Columbus Voyageurs have a light, fast feel to them.
10-19-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,078
Posted By Whit51

Iíve become a fan of his GCN Tech Show. Thereís...

Iíve become a fan of his GCN Tech Show. Thereís occasional C&V content on the Bike Vault and Screw Riding Up Grades, Buy Upgrades features.
09-12-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,056
Posted By Whit51

OP, that frame looks a little sketchy.

OP, that frame looks a little sketchy.
09-09-19, 04:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,017
Posted By Whit51

Sounds like you've got the skills and motivation...

Sounds like you've got the skills and motivation to do your own repairs and maintenance. I think that is very important for anyone who gets involved with vintage bikes.
09-06-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 774
Posted By Whit51

Great price, and with original locknuts!

Great price, and with original locknuts!
08-05-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 24,542
Posted By Whit51

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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07-29-19, 05:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,474
Posted By Whit51

Beautiful build! If you haven’t converted to...

Beautiful build! If you haven’t converted to single speed yet I suggest leaving it geared for a while, you may decide you like it.
07-27-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,072
Posted By Whit51

IMHO Jamis is an under rated brand. Their bikes...

IMHO Jamis is an under rated brand. Their bikes are well thought out and well made.
05-12-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,885
Posted By Whit51

The 2002 Lemond Technical Manual says the...

The 2002 Lemond Technical Manual says the Tourmalet with triple crankset weighs 22 pounds. Youíll save some weight over the stock Matrix rims when you swap wheels, so you should be under 22 pounds....
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