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08-03-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By seypat

So it has a 70mm shell. Pull the seatpost and see...

So it has a 70mm shell. Pull the seatpost and see if it has something on it like 27.0, 27.2, etc. please.
08-03-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 600
Posted By seypat

Have Speed Laces been mentioned yet? I have...

Have Speed Laces been mentioned yet?

I have Lake MX 1s. Laces are relatively short. A double knot does the trick.
08-02-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 600
Posted By seypat

I hadn't thought of this till now. ($40+ years)...

I hadn't thought of this till now. ($40+ years) Memories flooding back.
If you have long laces, You could wrap them around the bottom of your shoes once before you tie them like we did with our...
08-02-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 600
Posted By seypat

Laces. "Wait, you can't adjust them on the...

Laces.

"Wait, you can't adjust them on the bike."

Those people must not know how to perform the finger/thumb insertion/yank. It works on all types/brands of shoes with laces.
08-02-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 17,722
Posted By seypat

Is Iris considered purple? ...

Is Iris considered purple?

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20210413_132722_6ba5b897419a0a3d70882dc1c5232a56a9264798.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 961
Posted By seypat

I think the bike was leaned up against a wall....

I think the bike was leaned up against a wall. That hand was doing something else. Hence the thread title.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 1,641
Views: 232,075
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: 720
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: 720
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Get a frame originally made for 27" wheels and...

Get a frame originally made for 27" wheels and convert to 650.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: 54
Views: 7,418
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: 103
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: 44
Views: 1,392
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: 44
Views: 1,392
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: 44
Views: 1,392
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: 44
Views: 1,392
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
...
07-29-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,392
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: 44
Views: 1,392
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: 417
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: 417
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: 1,323
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: 417
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: 1,323
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: 1,323
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: 1,323
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: 1,323
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: 179
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: 329
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: 63,098
Views: 9,631,995
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: 63,098
Views: 9,631,995
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: 427
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: 61
Views: 1,828
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: 427
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: 427
Posted By seypat

Nice!

Nice!
07-26-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 427
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: 61
Views: 1,828
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: 61
Views: 1,828
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: 61
Views: 1,828
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: 61
Views: 1,828
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: 61
Views: 1,828
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: 61
Views: 1,828
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: 1,070,884
Posted By seypat

Nice score!

Nice score!
07-23-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
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: 1,138
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: 1,323
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: 3,674
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: 2,366
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: 2,366
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: 2,366
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: 2,366
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: 2,366
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...
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