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05-18-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 350
Posted By tricky

Bit of a darker brown, but I found this on Etsy...

Bit of a darker brown, but I found this on Etsy...
05-12-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 68,875
Views: 11,115,237
Posted By tricky

Raleigh SBDU 731r 58cm complete at Recycled...

Raleigh SBDU 731r 58cm complete at Recycled Cycles in Seattle

https://www.instagram.com/p/CdeH5L3s5Kv/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
...
05-12-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 470
Posted By tricky

Roddyc55 Check frame health before you go too...

Roddyc55
Check frame health before you go too far with rebuild and refinish. Check for bulges in the top and downtube behind the head tube. Check for cracks anywhere. You might even check frame...
05-08-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 135
Posted By tricky

PSA: 30 off Kenda Tires and cheap tubulars

30% off tires at Kendaís website using Phil Gaimonís promo code and their tubulars are already on sale. Not sure if the discounts stack, but do with this info what you will. :)

Discount code...
05-05-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,649
Posted By tricky

Yeah, what Mark said! :lol:

Yeah, what Mark said! :lol:
05-05-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,649
Posted By tricky

Is the boss clean and smooth? I haven't heard of...

Is the boss clean and smooth? I haven't heard of anyone milling a brake boss. Not to say that the madmen and madwoman here haven't done it, but using a mill is overkill. Twist an abrasive pad (We...
04-18-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,232
Posted By tricky

The seller isn't listing the specific inventory...

The seller isn't listing the specific inventory that he's selling? Sheesh. Prime for a bait and switch. Not saying this person would or has plans to do this, but you don't have anything approaching a...
04-12-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By tricky

No skewering necessary. This joke is totally in...

No skewering necessary. This joke is totally in our orbit.

Btw, these wheels have great compatibility with a lot of modern Campy groupsets. Compatible with 9, 10, 11 and 12 (with an 11 tooth...
04-05-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,306
Posted By tricky

How about the complete lack of curvature? ...

How about the complete lack of curvature?

https://cycling-obsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/colnago_conic_slx_total_spiral_frame2.jpg
Source:...
02-20-22, 01:50 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 11,870
Posted By tricky

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/23f1a6f3_3adb_46bd_9158_e6350e9334f2_cb4783a6c16da3c029bd9ec1347904a79a6ca574.jpeg
02-15-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,177
Posted By tricky

Great success! Nice to see something put back...

Great success! Nice to see something put back into service that might otherwise be scrapped, especially a cool saddle like that.
02-10-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 671
Posted By tricky

So hardware stores mix custom Rustoleum colors?...

So hardware stores mix custom Rustoleum colors? That's awesome. I always thought the roll on Rustoleum was limited to black.
02-07-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 11,870
Posted By tricky

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/grrr_afd334980ccf45fd0563c416ca54d9e062f35967.jpeg...
02-07-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 894
Posted By tricky

Very cool. Do you have a straight on side full...

Very cool. Do you have a straight on side full frame picture?
01-31-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 760
Posted By tricky

This is one of those bike that don't make you mad...

This is one of those bike that don't make you mad when converted into a fixie. With all new parts it might even make a good beater.
01-27-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,403
Posted By tricky

I think he's confusing ebay for Blogger.

I think he's confusing ebay for Blogger.
01-20-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,119
Posted By tricky

Starting a bike with heavy steel wheels will...

Starting a bike with heavy steel wheels will always be harder than starting something with lighter wheels.

Have you repacked and readjusted all the bearings with grease? A bike that is darn near...
01-20-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,177
Posted By tricky

With this topic (with many sub-topics) a few of...

With this topic (with many sub-topics) a few of my top level questions were:


What is the builder lineage by apprenticeship? Infographic maybe?
What are the major trends of bike design,...
01-20-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,177
Posted By tricky

Charlie Cunningham was a very early aluminum...

Charlie Cunningham was a very early aluminum frame builder. His influence on the industry was significant since he was a founder of WTB, but I don't know how exactly those threads extend out to other...
01-19-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 900
Posted By tricky

Not much in the budget range. The cheapest recent...

Not much in the budget range. The cheapest recent production lugged frame I can recall is the Soma Stanyan and that was discontinued sometime around 2019. Maybe you could find a deadstock frame at...
01-18-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By tricky

Schwinn Homage Paint on an Open Up

Adam Blumenthal is an incredible bike painter that started out in Seattle, did a stint at Trek's high end paint studio and is now back on his own doing incredible work. His latest post was this Open...
01-14-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,417
Posted By tricky

Cool fox body stang. Those are starting to...

Cool fox body stang. Those are starting to command some $$$. I have no idea what's in the box. My only guess is a lot of bicycles. :)
01-07-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,995
Posted By tricky

I'd love to try this kind of stuff out one day....

I'd love to try this kind of stuff out one day. It all seems really up my alley. For now, I really appreciate your posts (and Doug Fattic and gugie 's) that help me live vicariously!
01-05-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 660
Posted By tricky

For a truly worry-free flat kit, I would include:...

For a truly worry-free flat kit, I would include:
-Tire levers. They can be a life saver when you are tired or have a really tight rim/tire combo.
-Hand pump. You only get a couple shots with a CO2...
12-14-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,054
Posted By tricky

Agreed! The title was a bit of satire on the...

Agreed! The title was a bit of satire on the previous junk threads.
12-13-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,054
Posted By tricky

Are Japanese bikes junk? Or, how I learned to stop worrying and love all bikes

Man, that Robert guy really knows how to start a thread! :lol:

In the interest of having a nuanced conversation that starts out with the assumption that we can all appreciate a good or even a low...
12-07-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 7,729
Posted By tricky

Love that. Hadn't seen it in a while and hadn't...

Love that. Hadn't seen it in a while and hadn't seen the remastered version. Thanks!
12-06-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 7,729
Posted By tricky

I really like my Peugeot pepper grinder. ...

I really like my Peugeot pepper grinder.
France also has a huge military industrial complex. All the countries buying bombs, ships, planes, and nuclear submarines from the French can attest to...
12-02-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,902
Posted By tricky

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/87/e5/4d/87e54d3e712ffb8...

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/87/e5/4d/87e54d3e712ffb8085888ae91924e87e--slingshot-retro-bikes.jpg

https://i.redd.it/4sx3ekw4eugz.jpg
12-02-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,902
Posted By tricky

Suspension bikes kicked butt in the few cobble...

Suspension bikes kicked butt in the few cobble races they participated in before they were banned.
12-02-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By tricky

I've never said this before but, cool tube!

I've never said this before but, cool tube!
11-18-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,284
Posted By tricky

haha! I had the same thought. Rivendell might...

haha! I had the same thought. Rivendell might even know where to get some of those.
11-10-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,354
Posted By tricky

Yeah, if cost is a consideration (as it ALWAYS is...

Yeah, if cost is a consideration (as it ALWAYS is with me) Delta or Kronos aren't your brake!



Well then, by all means, proceed! :) And post pics of the finished build! These bikes are always...
11-10-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,354
Posted By tricky

I think it would be the ultimate flex to casually...

I think it would be the ultimate flex to casually have a delta hidden on the rear. And if this is more of a coffee shop bike, you don't even need the brakes to be great. And Shimano AX brakes aren't...
11-05-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,630
Posted By tricky

Very cool! Looks beautiful. That's my first time...

Very cool! Looks beautiful. That's my first time seeing that style of script used for Peugeot. And props for using something besides Shimano, Campy or Suntour. I am always intrigued by groups from...
11-05-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 756
Posted By tricky

Yeah, thumbies are usually on top. You...

Yeah, thumbies are usually on top.

You didn't ask for a discussion around alternative shift option, so just ignore this question if you'd like, but I am curious: Since you spend a lot of time on...
11-05-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,236
Posted By tricky

That fender length looks great to me. Keeps the...

That fender length looks great to me. Keeps the muck off the much better than shorter fenders. Not sure what Zandoval is on about. That's a solid build.

I thought there was a thread where people...
11-01-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,289
Posted By tricky

Specialized has quite a few lightweight women's...

Specialized has quite a few lightweight women's specific saddles. I would consider them if the Phenom didn't fit me so well. It does seem like they are starting to blur the lines with their marketing...
11-01-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,280
Posted By tricky

I've never had anyone not sell me cable or...

I've never had anyone not sell me cable or housing. Could be a newb associate not knowing how these things work. I've had shop personnel ask me clarifying questions to make sure I got the right thing...
10-14-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,566
Posted By tricky

That's a good deal! I was going to post Universal...

That's a good deal! I was going to post Universal Cycles Shimano hubs page that has a selection of IGHs (Universal Cycles -- Hubs & Parts...
10-05-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,703
Posted By tricky

You mean you're just riding bikes like a sane...

You mean you're just riding bikes like a sane person? For shame
10-01-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,703
Posted By tricky

Just to be clear, you don't need to remove any...

Just to be clear, you don't need to remove any part of the headset to remove the stem.

The order of operations here are:

1. Remove stem. Smack the bolt while loosened a bit but still threaded...
10-01-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,703
Posted By tricky

I have one of these. Love it. Super wide jaws,...

I have one of these. Love it. Super wide jaws, tight clearances in the mechanism so that the width that you set the jaws stays in place much better than most adjustables, and mine was made in Spain...
10-01-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,279
Posted By tricky

Depending on current trade wars, blights, and...

Depending on current trade wars, blights, and other geo-political instabilities, you may need to substitute in USA-grown seeds. Careful, depending on what state the seeds come from you may develop a...
09-29-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,535
Posted By tricky

Paris-Brest-Paris, the ne plus ultra of...

Paris-Brest-Paris, the ne plus ultra of randonneuring. It's a 1200 kilometer ride from Paris to Brest and back to Paris with a 90 hour time limit.

"How do I qualify for PBP?
All would-be PBP...
09-29-21, 01:08 AM
Replies: 8,089
Views: 2,712,918
Posted By tricky

🙌🏼 Thanks Bill!

🙌🏼 Thanks Bill!
09-28-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,864
Posted By tricky

So good! Can't wait to see if built up and,...

So good! Can't wait to see if built up and, fingers crossed, in person some day!
09-24-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,959
Posted By tricky

BoozyMcliverRot You can do whatever you'd like!...

BoozyMcliverRot You can do whatever you'd like! Trying to make a re-decal and make a replica of a really valuable bike gets into a grey area since someone down the line can get duped, but you aren't...
09-21-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 945
Posted By tricky

You may know this already, but mentioning it...

You may know this already, but mentioning it since the consequences of bad brakes can be, well, bad. Don't leave WD-40 or wax on the rims brake tracks! You're wife will be in for a terrifying...
09-21-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 738
Posted By tricky

I am not a framebuilder, just another some random...

I am not a framebuilder, just another some random bike nerd on the internet, but my instinct is to not trust that fork. I don't take chances with the front end of the bike. That said, if Doug F,...
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