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11-29-21, 02:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,119
Posted By Krov9

Following with great interest since at 5'3" I'm...

Following with great interest since at 5'3" I'm someone that size would be appropriate for, but it doesn't seem to come around so often.

Most of these seem to be fitted with 700C wheels which some...
11-09-21, 05:32 AM
Replies: 3,613
Views: 956,953
Posted By Krov9

Excuser moi for bringing up an old post but what...

Excuser moi for bringing up an old post but what is that handlebar and how is it?
11-07-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 69,033
Views: 11,153,535
Posted By Krov9

40's French rando frame "Cycles Jiway, St. Etienne"

40's French rando frame "Cycles Jiway, St. Etienne"

I don't know if it's anything special or not, but I really dig the lugs and the color scheme!
Depenging on postage it could be a good deal, but...
10-30-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By Krov9

Chainstay cracked from frozen water (probably)

I went to see this Bianchi some time ago. I knew from the seller's pictures it had quite lot of surface rust, but it was affordable for being a lugged Bianchi and roughly my size, which doesn't come...
10-30-21, 05:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,462
Posted By Krov9

My issue is closely related so I figured I'd post...

My issue is closely related so I figured I'd post it here - I don't mean to hijack this thread but add to the conversation

Anyways, I'm 160 cm / 5'3" -ish in height with a <70 cm / 27 & 9/16"...
10-29-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,928
Posted By Krov9

Forgot to update during the summer. I've been...

Forgot to update during the summer. I've been riding this for a couple of months now. The bars will need to be re-adjusted and the lighting setup is going to change (drags A LOT).
...
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By Krov9

So hardly worth buying / building up I guess...

So hardly worth buying / building up I guess...
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By Krov9

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/mKQAAOSwU-VhYrLK/s-...

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/mKQAAOSwU-VhYrLK/s-l1600.jpg
here's a closer pic of the bb - lugs look quite rough to me



I've contacted the seller about what I suspected to be an error in the...
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By Krov9

Atala, unknown year and model

Just curious if this would be one of the better Atalas or the ones Sheldon Brown recalls as "downright scary"? I looked through all the catalogues available here and none of the bikes sported this...
10-06-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,847
Posted By Krov9

I place my bets on this ...

I place my bets on this


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x456/kuva_137938b7121967c02d9c4a3a448bcceab3efdf21.png...
10-06-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,228
Posted By Krov9

Slightly off topic, does the lug design tell...

Slightly off topic, does the lug design tell anything about which standards a particular Peugeot model has? Looking at one 70's aztec/pyramid style specimen
10-06-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 14,683
Views: 3,521,830
Posted By Krov9

Excuse me, where do you FIND stuff like that? Not...

Excuse me, where do you FIND stuff like that? Not at the dump I suppose?
10-06-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,847
Posted By Krov9

Following this thread with great interest. I've...

Following this thread with great interest. I've been entertaining myself with the idea of building a bike with the ugliest parts I can find, just for funsies
10-06-21, 05:45 AM
Replies: 956
Views: 187,146
Posted By Krov9

Some of my humble spottings from around Helsinki,...

Some of my humble spottings from around Helsinki, Finland
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20210623_134128_0721f55ed23c71a04aedaf582b45e89c1703acea.jpg
What has...
10-06-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 853
Posted By Krov9

Best Bang-for-Buck in bikes/parts/accessories aka "Thrifty Cyclist 101"

Starting this thread was inspired by stuff that's way better than you'd expect at that price point. I hope we can compile a list of tips and hints here, what to look for etc.
It's widely known that...
10-04-21, 12:36 AM
Replies: 922
Views: 258,227
Posted By Krov9

Man I love the graphics/color schemes on old...

Man I love the graphics/color schemes on old Specialized MTBs! Very 80's - 90's postmodern
10-02-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 922
Views: 258,227
Posted By Krov9

I've come across a few Schwinns here every now...

I've come across a few Schwinns here every now and then, I'd say mostly from 2000 onwards. Someone has maybe imported them at some point, but in very small numbers?

The sticker on the seattube...
10-01-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 922
Views: 258,227
Posted By Krov9

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06-12-21, 03:13 AM
Replies: 625
Views: 105,016
Posted By Krov9

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On a 1989 Schwinn Impact. Sadly too far gone, so I'll probably remove it.
06-10-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14,683
Views: 3,521,830
Posted By Krov9

I bought two bikes today - the first was not that...

I bought two bikes today - the first was not that great of a deal, a '89 Schwinn Impact that was in a worse shape than I had expected. Should've tried to haggle down the price, ended up costing 70 ...
06-04-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7,360
Views: 3,210,358
Posted By Krov9

I'm very much considering converting an old mtb...

I'm very much considering converting an old mtb for mixed use. At this point there's a Schwinn Impact (just my size) and Haro Impasse of unknown model years, Diamond Back Outlook, Cannondale M300...
05-30-21, 01:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,694
Posted By Krov9

Here's an excellent example of a "hammered"...

Here's an excellent example of a "hammered" finish, again a rougher one than what you look for. From what I've heard, DIY products such as Hammertone, Hammerite etc. give less drastic contrasts so...
05-24-21, 02:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,928
Posted By Krov9

Finally got over the hassle with painting. It's...

Finally got over the hassle with painting. It's not perfect but as long as it rides and doesn't start rusting instantly, that's fine I guess.

...
05-21-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 186,292
Posted By Krov9

Looks on par with the so-called vaporwave...

Looks on par with the so-called vaporwave aesthetic.

That frame must be 49 cm tops, I've never seen the top tube attach to the downtube like that! Wonder how much that downtube to crown tube joint...
05-21-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 186,292
Posted By Krov9

I think I have seen a similar frame on some DDR...

I think I have seen a similar frame on some DDR bikes, maybe same manufacturer but under a different brand?
05-19-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 186,292
Posted By Krov9

Sounds like it could have been made of beryllium...

Sounds like it could have been made of beryllium copper alloy, which often contains 0.2 to 2 % of actual beryllium. Then again, what you said about the bikes' weight, that percentage would have been...
05-19-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,694
Posted By Krov9

A plenty of old stationary drills (what do you...

A plenty of old stationary drills (what do you call them again), bench vices and the like used to come in that kind of finish
05-19-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,694
Posted By Krov9

I'm interested, too. ​​​Hammerite claims...

I'm interested, too.

​​​Hammerite claims that you can just apply it straight over rust - I doubt that. I think some early 90's bikes came stock with this kind of finish?

Edit: I assume you are...
05-19-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 186,292
Posted By Krov9

I find this bike very cool! Just low-key,...

I find this bike very cool! Just low-key, understated kind of cool :) except for the saddle. That must be straight up the ugliest saddle I've ever seen :P

I'd love to find something similar
05-17-21, 02:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,928
Posted By Krov9

Some shots of the damage I inflicted on the...

Some shots of the damage I inflicted on the finish of my dear bike with my half-assed painting attempt :twitchy:

...
05-13-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,268
Posted By Krov9

Well, better to get this straight now than later....

Well, better to get this straight now than later.
Actually, I think the Bottechia is a bit smaller than the others. I think I should go back some day and try mounting and standing over it to see for...
05-13-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,268
Posted By Krov9

I'm not very familiar with sizing and how it...

I'm not very familiar with sizing and how it differs between different types of bikes.

I found a 1997 catalog which lists that particular bike as having a virtual top tube of 22,4" (57cm) and a...
05-13-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,268
Posted By Krov9

The Trek 820 is 19,5", do you think that would...

The Trek 820 is 19,5", do you think that would fit someone who's 5'3"-5'4" ?

Bear in mind I'm not going for a mtb kind of riding, more like light touring and errands around town.
05-13-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,268
Posted By Krov9

I see these things have a following! I...

I see these things have a following!


I know Trek's got a nice pedigree, but considering this was (and remains with the '21 820 model) their cheapest entry into the market, I wasn't sure if it...
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By Krov9

I'm mainly interested about upgrading it for...

I'm mainly interested about upgrading it for myself, just wanted to know if this is in any way better than similar no-name bikes from the same era. Made an other thread for that...
05-13-21, 04:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,268
Posted By Krov9

Good candidates for a retro MTB conversion?

Inspired by these threads
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1127647-vintage-mtb-upright-bar-urban-bike-conversions.html...
05-12-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,928
Posted By Krov9

Is there a word for trying to fix a tiny...

Is there a word for trying to fix a tiny annoyance and ending up causing a much larger problem in the process?
That's what's going on with my painting. The original paint was in a pretty good...
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By Krov9

Bottecchia MTB, 80's to 90's, probably low end

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Just curious if these frames are any good? Components definitely low end, plastic...
05-10-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,928
Posted By Krov9

I was going to use a set of cheap pitlock...

I was going to use a set of cheap pitlock skewers, but I'm not sure if they are too long to tighten properly over a 120 mm O.L.D frame. A couple of washers outside the dropouts wouldn't hurt, would...
05-06-21, 02:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,928
Posted By Krov9

I kinda botched the paintjob by sanding it too...

I kinda botched the paintjob by sanding it too much on a too large area :notamused: Ended up sanding through the original paint on several spots despite only using 1000 grit paper - seems that the...
05-02-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,928
Posted By Krov9

On Friday, I applied the first coat of paint on...

On Friday, I applied the first coat of paint on the stops where the old paint had chipped or scratched. They definitely got the color right at the paint shop, but the clear coat on the old paint has...
04-26-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,928
Posted By Krov9

Reconsidering 650B once again I did some math...

Reconsidering 650B once again
I did some math for once :D seems that converting from 23x622 to 38x584 (ISO/ERTRO for 650B) would in fact lower the bottom bracket by a whopping 4 mm or so :lol: (622...
04-21-21, 12:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,928
Posted By Krov9

I actually already expanded the clamp a bit, so...

I actually already expanded the clamp a bit, so it's not an issue. The seat tube only gets tight around where the lug connecting the twin lateral stays to the seat tube is brazed.

​​​​Maybe I...
04-20-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,928
Posted By Krov9

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Today I tried Sheldon's method for removing the stubborn fixed cup. Turned out I...
04-19-21, 02:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,928
Posted By Krov9

Fear and loathing in the balcony... I mean bike...

Fear and loathing in the balcony... I mean bike workshop :lol:

Removing the fixed cup of the bottom bracked seems like a daunting task. From what I've heard, these tend to be in pretty damn tight,...
04-16-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,928
Posted By Krov9

From here and other sources, I've figured the...

From here and other sources, I've figured the seatpost should be 1" = 25.4 mm. Based on my own measurements, I had ordered a 25,0 mm seatpost, but I couldn't even cram that in :foo: maybe with some...
Forum: Europe
04-16-21, 02:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,353
Posted By Krov9

I didn't see any input for Finland so decided to...

I didn't see any input for Finland so decided to give some myself, even though at the current conditions travel is very limited for most people.

Bikes are generally approved in metropolitan / near...
04-15-21, 03:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,928
Posted By Krov9

Lately I've been waiting for more parts to arrive...

Lately I've been waiting for more parts to arrive by mail as well as cleaning and polishing the ones I already have.
...
04-15-21, 01:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By Krov9

This is my best guess how it ended up that way. I...

This is my best guess how it ended up that way. I have my eyes on a replacement that could be had for less than 10 , but I think I'll give this a try first, as suggested. I'm not that experienced in...
04-14-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 625
Views: 105,016
Posted By Krov9

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From a circa late eighties Mercier mixte I got shipped from France. The red in...
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