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04-13-20, 08:41 AM
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Posted By willoughby1

I have a Triple Cross, although it may be a later...

I have a Triple Cross, although it may be a later one with the rounded fork, but it fits 38mm Compass Barlow Pass tires no problem. Highly recommend the tires, although they are expensive. On the...
12-02-18, 09:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,913
Posted By willoughby1

Yeah, you wouldn't believe it, but I got that...

Yeah, you wouldn't believe it, but I got that bike off Craigslist for 50 bucks, came with Campy wheels and some other aftermarket goodies, although I added the Brooks and the box. I rode it around...
11-28-18, 11:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,913
Posted By willoughby1

Un-Scientific Centerpull Brake Review

Thought I'd share this - I picked up a pair of Dia Compe Gran Compe centerpulls off Ebay. Seller bought them new and just about had a stroke getting them adjusted and gave up. I put them on my wife's...
11-25-18, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7,393
Views: 3,348,436
Posted By willoughby1

Nice bike, I was at Bike Saviours today, found a...

Nice bike, I was at Bike Saviours today, found a titanium stem in the $5 bin.
11-05-18, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,804
Posted By willoughby1

I originally built this bike years ago when the...

I originally built this bike years ago when the single speed thing was first going on in Seattle, and eventually gave it to my dad. The frame was a little too big, so when a smaller one came along, I...
11-03-18, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,804
Posted By willoughby1

Cheap DIY Shifter Boss Covers

Working on my dad's single speed and found these little plastic leg tips at ACE for like $1.69. I had to grind them down just a bit and stuck them on with some silicone sealant. Should be easy enough...
10-28-18, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,580
Posted By willoughby1

Yes, I was considering doing a 1x on it, thought...

Yes, I was considering doing a 1x on it, thought it might lighten it up a little bit. The shifting on this is so good I almost don't want to mess with it though, probably ride it a while and decide.
Forum: Introductions
10-28-18, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 887
Posted By willoughby1

It's newish, so haven't had a chance to find out...

It's newish, so haven't had a chance to find out yet, I think it's made by Serfas
10-25-18, 09:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,647
Posted By willoughby1

An old thread here, but thought I'd give my 2...

An old thread here, but thought I'd give my 2 cents. I have the Compass Barlow Pass Ultralight 38s on my old Nishiki and love them, but have ridden mostly on road surfaces. I'm thinking about...
10-23-18, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,580
Posted By willoughby1

Miyata Triple Cross Build Ideas

Considering doing something with this Triple Cross. Garage sale find in Phoenix, pretty much bone stock but the tires, I put on the Brooks and pedals for a test drive as it had one of those huge...
Forum: Introductions
10-20-18, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 887
Posted By willoughby1

Oops, looks like I posted the second picture...

Oops, looks like I posted the second picture twice. That's my wife's early 80's Fuji, Campy wheels, VO fenders, ancient Brooks B72 rescued from an old Raleigh, first gen shimano thumb shifters, and a...
Forum: Introductions
10-20-18, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 887
Posted By willoughby1

Hello From Phoenix

Hello, new user here, have been fiddling with bikes off and on for years and have come here often for opinions in the past. Thought I'd share my latest ride, it's a '87 (I think) Nishiki Cresta GT...
10-20-18, 03:12 PM
Replies: 10,411
Views: 1,340,171
Posted By willoughby1

Thank You, here it is, had to drive about an...

Thank You, here it is, had to drive about an hour, but hard to beat for 25 bucks. Those brake hoods are pretty gummy, if anybody knows an equivalent for the 600 hoods it would be appreciated....
10-20-18, 05:22 AM
Replies: 7,393
Views: 3,348,436
Posted By willoughby1

Got this Jamis Explorer off CL for 100 bucks...

Got this Jamis Explorer off CL for 100 bucks years ago, set it up like this originally. Later had it powder coated green, city bars, ratcheting stem shifters because my knees kept hitting the bar...
10-18-18, 09:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,571
Posted By willoughby1

Nice, i got a Nishiki Cresta GT on trash day,...

Nice, i got a Nishiki Cresta GT on trash day, also about 2cm too small, but got it dialed in nicely now. Only thing original is the frame and canti brakes.
Forum: Touring
10-18-18, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4,691
Views: 2,477,882
Posted By willoughby1

I use a sharpie

I use a sharpie
10-18-18, 09:48 PM
Replies: 10,411
Views: 1,340,171
Posted By willoughby1

just picked up a 1987 master yellow and white...

just picked up a 1987 master yellow and white with the shimano 600 group on CL for 25 bucks, only problem was a crack in the rear rim, can't post a picture because i'm new to the forum, not mint but...
10-18-18, 09:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,772
Posted By willoughby1

I bought a 56cm Salsa Casserole, top tube was...

I bought a 56cm Salsa Casserole, top tube was long, too much so for me and I sold it on... nice bike though.
10-18-18, 09:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,224
Posted By willoughby1

I found an ancient B-72 that was pretty...

I found an ancient B-72 that was pretty petrified. Wrapped in foil and packed with vaseline, warmed in the oven and got pretty good results. More recently I bought a new professional and soaked it in...
10-17-18, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2,535
Views: 902,815
Posted By willoughby1

Sweet bike, I used to play soccer at Marymore...

Sweet bike, I used to play soccer at Marymore back in the day. There used to be areas outside of Seattle with nothing around and no traffic, not so much anymore.
10-17-18, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,138
Posted By willoughby1

I had two bikes stolen out of my garage, most...

I had two bikes stolen out of my garage, most heartbroken over the fully broken in Brooks B-17 on one of them
10-17-18, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,247
Posted By willoughby1

that is a nice collection of vintage stereo gear

that is a nice collection of vintage stereo gear
10-17-18, 07:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 16,978
Posted By willoughby1

I choppered a Murray Monterey one time, looked...

I choppered a Murray Monterey one time, looked cool but the long rake gave it the turning radius of a battleship, also the coaster brake was not enough going down Seattle hills. If you make the rake...
10-17-18, 07:02 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 121,794
Posted By willoughby1

thanks

thanks
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