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Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 1,641
Views: 231,395
Posted By seypat

Hot! Nice choice on the paint/decals. Still not a...

Hot! Nice choice on the paint/decals. Still not a fan of that power meter crank. I can't really see the bottle cages,......but can't think of a color to replace them with, either.
07-31-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 609
Posted By seypat

I think Vitus made some light frames. I think...

I think Vitus made some light frames. I think they also had a reputation for being noodly. Someone with more knowledge can elaborate.
07-31-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 609
Posted By seypat

Get a frame originally made for 27" wheels and...

Get a frame originally made for 27" wheels and convert to 650. You should be able to put some big uns on there then. Really, though you're only gonna get so much weight savings on the frame. Putting...
07-31-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,313
Posted By seypat

Is there any way to prove they're bonafide? ...

Is there any way to prove they're bonafide?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KreDNw_Y2hI
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-30-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 86
Posted By seypat

Not flat. Lots of hills. Realize that any...

Not flat. Lots of hills. Realize that any road/path that goes down over the James River has to climb back up.

https://www.sperityventures.com/2012/06/28/the-seven-hills-of-richmond/
07-29-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 843
Posted By seypat

Listen to Doc, and take his advice. He knows what...

Listen to Doc, and take his advice. He knows what he's talking about. With that budget, CF could be the better choice.
07-29-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 843
Posted By seypat

This one weighs 19.94lbs as it stands. If I...

This one weighs 19.94lbs as it stands. If I started putting carbon this and carbon that on it, I could get it in the 17-18lb range. Instead, I'm going to lube it up, replace the consumables, maybe...
07-29-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 843
Posted By seypat

Here's a bike I'll be finishing tomorrow for a...

Here's a bike I'll be finishing tomorrow for a ride in late August. It'll eventually get a 3rd ring. Compact for that ride. 9 speed,(could be 10) brifters, brand new dual pivot brakes and a long...
07-29-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 843
Posted By seypat

Here ya go. ...

Here ya go.

https://www.bikeforums.net/early-brifter-bikes-7-8-9-speed/361558-retro-roadies-old-frames-sti-s-ergos.html
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07-29-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 843
Posted By seypat

2 Gs doesn't get you under 20lbs these days? Is...

2 Gs doesn't get you under 20lbs these days? Is that with discs or rim brakes? Is that because the OP wants steel? What exactly are you getting then? You could buy a used high end bike and upgrade...
07-29-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 843
Posted By seypat

OP needs to look at the retro brifter/ergo...

OP needs to look at the retro brifter/ergo thread. I think it's in the Early Brifter Bikes section now.
07-29-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 397
Posted By seypat

I have a shiny, new Ishiwata 22 decal for my...

I have a shiny, new Ishiwata 22 decal for my Trek. It's still in the envelope it arrived in waiting for me to order decals. That was a year or 2 ago. :D Another problem I have is no fine motor skills...
07-29-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 397
Posted By seypat

Honestly, the new Trek decal makes the 531 decals...

Honestly, the new Trek decal makes the 531 decals look old and faded. Now those need to replaced as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,194
Posted By seypat

https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1234638-ti...

https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1234638-tire-tube-availability-pricing.html
07-29-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 397
Posted By seypat

Unless a person is well versed in a particular...

Unless a person is well versed in a particular brand's decals, they're not really going to know. It looks like a Trek to me. I don't know any better. This thread is very timely and helpful to me...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,194
Posted By seypat

To further pile on, I have a shipment(1 or 2...

To further pile on, I have a shipment(1 or 2 pallets) that arrived at the local terminal over the weekend. It was at the terminal when I checked on Monday morning. Each morning, no new status. I call...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,194
Posted By seypat

If you look at/follow the tire/tubing pricing...

If you look at/follow the tire/tubing pricing thread, the OP said he got dropped by one of his material suppliers because of material demands of other, bigger companies. If you can't get materials,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,194
Posted By seypat

You'd think. I think...

You'd think. I think transportation/containers/vessels are the main issue. I got a message a month or two ago from a collated fastener company that the cost to reserve a container from Taiwan had...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 01:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,194
Posted By seypat

Blue plastic electrical junction boxes and...

Blue plastic electrical junction boxes and similar products are currently unobtainable in the building/construction industry. It's been that way since March.
07-28-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By seypat

I think the Sakae CR takes a 121.5. Not sure...

I think the Sakae CR takes a 121.5. Not sure without pulling it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 288
Posted By seypat

If he's going to grow some more get a used bike...

If he's going to grow some more get a used bike from your CL. The growth spurts can go through 2 or 3 sizes in a couple of months.
07-27-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 63,072
Views: 9,621,359
Posted By seypat

After looking at the Ross Tom Kellog thread in...

After looking at the Ross Tom Kellog thread in Appraisals, could this be one of those? Hard to tell. If so, I might be able to help with facilitation.
...
07-27-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 63,072
Views: 9,621,359
Posted By seypat

I think you are correct. The fork also looks like...

I think you are correct. The fork also looks like the ones on my Columbus Lotus Legends.
07-27-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 414
Posted By seypat

Is the inner ring a freewheel sprocket? Yea baby!

Is the inner ring a freewheel sprocket? Yea baby!
07-27-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,284
Posted By seypat

Here is something else to consider/look for. Some...

Here is something else to consider/look for. Some of these cranks came with smaller diameter holes/bolts for the third ring. The smaller bolts can be hard to find. Both the Sakae CR and Takagi...
07-26-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 414
Posted By seypat

If you're going with a Suntour, get one with a...

If you're going with a Suntour, get one with a true clamp instead of the endless band. Not a fan of the endless band.
07-26-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 414
Posted By seypat

Nice!

Nice!
07-26-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 414
Posted By seypat

Suntour Cyclone, BL or Mountech. Shimano...

Suntour Cyclone, BL or Mountech.
Shimano FD-620? from the 600EX group.
Deerhead and Deore FDs.
Simplex SLJ series if the bike is French.
07-26-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,284
Posted By seypat

The Shimano FC-1057 is a good crank with a...

The Shimano FC-1057 is a good crank with a relatively short spindle. Ramped/pinned also. The finish can look yea or nea depending on the bike.
...
07-26-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,284
Posted By seypat

I had to have a black crank for the latest build....

I had to have a black crank for the latest build. This one is part of the Suntour X1 MTB group. It was made by Sakae or Sugino, though. I did some weight weenieing before I got it. It beat out some...
07-26-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,284
Posted By seypat

I have one as well. It's my high end Shimano sub...

I have one as well. It's my high end Shimano sub when a bike needs a compact or triple.
...
07-26-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,284
Posted By seypat

The majority of Japanese JIS triples I have take...

The majority of Japanese JIS triples I have take a spindle in the 121-122.5 range.
07-26-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,284
Posted By seypat

The Sugino AT mentioned above is a very...

The Sugino AT mentioned above is a very attractive crank. This one takes a 3U spindle. It took me a long time to find a bolted one. The Shimano 600 FC-6206 is a high quality, attractive crank. ...
07-26-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,284
Posted By seypat

I only ride triples and have a lot of them....

I only ride triples and have a lot of them. Mostly 110/74, but a Stronglight 99 as well. Also have a 130/86 Takagi AD. I've got Suginos, Sakae/SRs, Shimanos, etc. Weight wise, not enough differences...
07-26-21, 04:19 AM
Replies: 9,897
Views: 1,070,471
Posted By seypat

Nice score!

Nice score!
07-23-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By seypat

"What brand is this which sits in rest on my...

"What brand is this which sits in rest on my bicycle stand this evening.....
With sprays of pink that make me think........
Who was the one that made it...........
Thiiiiiisss, Thiiiiisss...
07-23-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,134
Posted By seypat

This doesn't solve the specific needs of the OP....

This doesn't solve the specific needs of the OP. It is a "searching for binder bolt thread though, so the link will be useful down the road.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 05:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,194
Posted By seypat

Steel is real............real hard to come by...

Steel is real............real hard to come by currently.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,652
Posted By seypat

Most anything back in the day shifted better than...

Most anything back in the day shifted better than Campy. Suntour was the best. Even their low end stuff shifted good. Then Shimano developed/patented the Celeron? pulley. Suntour couldn't copy...
07-21-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,339
Posted By seypat

If I could get 1 or 2 points across on the thread...

If I could get 1 or 2 points across on the thread it would be this. Cross train as much as you can. Don't limit yourself to one sport/endeavor or only the ones you're good at. If you have access to a...
07-21-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,339
Posted By seypat

I can say that it's real easy to notice when you...

I can say that it's real easy to notice when you are/are not genetically gifted for a particular sport. I used to do this event in Chicago called the Urbanathlon when my brother lived there. 11 mile...
07-21-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,339
Posted By seypat

I can't really answer that one. I'm a AAA person....

I can't really answer that one. I'm a AAA person. Always have been. Any type of sport/Any time/Anywhere. I'll give it a go. So, I do stuff year around. I didn't start endurance sports until about 10...
07-21-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,339
Posted By seypat

If someone has not done an activity at all, there...

If someone has not done an activity at all, there will be a learning curve. How long does it take a kid to learn to ride a bike? To the point where he/she and his/her peers are gone all day exploring...
07-21-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,339
Posted By seypat

Tell me about it. that ride The event I'm doing...

Tell me about it. that ride The event I'm doing in August usually has around 12000 participants. Thinking about though, who causes the most problems? Is it the slow, cautious, unskilled riders or the...
07-21-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,339
Posted By seypat

Now if you're an adult onset athlete and have...

Now if you're an adult onset athlete and have never really did any kind of sports before, you might be right. Then you have to learn how things work in any sport. The specific equipment and nuances...
07-21-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,339
Posted By seypat

Maybe for a person that has never ridden a bike,...

Maybe for a person that has never ridden a bike, period. Most people have ridden one sometime in their past, however. It also depends on the individual's personality and whether they are an adult...
07-21-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,339
Posted By seypat

Hard to turn down that offer! Best gym chain in...

Hard to turn down that offer! Best gym chain in the Richmond and surrounding areas. They have a location in Williamsburg.

https://amfamfit.com/
07-21-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,339
Posted By seypat

If you don't have the terrain, you can create it...

If you don't have the terrain, you can create it on the trainer. I mostly use the gym stationary bike training for Storming Of Thunder Ridge. It's an extended climbing ride. I only do a shakedown...
07-21-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,339
Posted By seypat

Interesting side note here. The gym I belong to...

Interesting side note here. The gym I belong to always wants a presence at the local various events. They will provide a branded cycling/running/etc jersey to some individuals that will go to an...
07-21-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,339
Posted By seypat

You're correct. That's in most any exercise...

You're correct. That's in most any exercise endeavor. Most people are out there exercising to get healthy and look good in a bathing suit at the beach/pool. That's their primary reason for doing...
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