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06-30-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By ArgoMan

Very nice! I'm presently building a Scapin Pro...

Very nice! I'm presently building a Scapin Pro Racer with a "Geoid" frame, and am looking for the proper diameter seat post. The inside of the seat tube measures 26.6mm. Is that what you have? Can...
06-30-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 567
Posted By ArgoMan

Yes, thank you! I don't recall right now if the...

Yes, thank you! I don't recall right now if the post as a slit. I can ream it easily enough and will have to polish the inside a bit, as there's some "muck" therein. I can also "shim" a post is...
06-30-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 567
Posted By ArgoMan

Seat post questions...

Good morning everyone!

Continuing with my build questions , I have an early 90's "Geoid" Scapin frame that I'm building out. Using my Swiss made vernier calipers, I get an interior tube reading of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By ArgoMan

Thank you everyone! I've settled on Zondas....

Thank you everyone! I've settled on Zondas. Next....I'll be posting about seat post opinions. What a confusing area!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By ArgoMan

Thanks. Think there's a major difference between...

Thanks. Think there's a major difference between the Zonda and Shamal, in terms of performance? I may get into a little competition riding. Nothing grand....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By ArgoMan

What's XDR?

What's XDR?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By ArgoMan

New Wheelset recommendations.....

Hello all,

Getting into my new build. Light steel frame, steel fork (Soma). Kind of a mix for distance/speed build. Need a wheelset recommendation. I've got no carbon on the bike, except for...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,060
Posted By ArgoMan

Well, a description is an early to mid-90's steel...

Well, a description is an early to mid-90's steel and shiny chrome "Geoid" Scapin frame. Forks are chromed Soma road. I'm going with a shiny chrome/silver look. The stem will be polished aluminum....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,060
Posted By ArgoMan

Oh nice! Glad I joined this forum. I would have...

Oh nice! Glad I joined this forum. I would have never thought of these outfits. Thank you!

I was just thinking about getting some DT Swiss 1800 Splines. Now I have some options.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,060
Posted By ArgoMan

Oh boy....quick release.

Oh boy....quick release.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,060
Posted By ArgoMan

Oh yes, sorry. Rim.

Oh yes, sorry. Rim.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,060
Posted By ArgoMan

Wheel Set Recommendations??

Hi all. Looking for some recommendations for a new build. Light steel framed road bike. I'll run 700 x 28s with Shimano 105. I'd like a wheel that are capable for some long distance rides (20-50...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,192
Posted By ArgoMan

Thanks guys! Sorry for starting confusion about...

Thanks guys! Sorry for starting confusion about stems on a thread about carbon frames. I thought I had posted it in a different thread. But while were here, I saw that VeloOrange sells an adapter...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,192
Posted By ArgoMan

Hey guys....bought a threadless steel fork from...

Hey guys....bought a threadless steel fork from Soma. Next issue is the handlebar stem. Most are made for 1 1/8 diameter. I see that JensonUSA sells a "shim" to address that. Any concern with that? I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,192
Posted By ArgoMan

"Velo Build Malls" also appears to produce nice...

"Velo Build Malls" also appears to produce nice quality, inexpensive frames. They also appear to have a much larger variety of paint schemes compared to other manufacturers.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 493
Posted By ArgoMan

Yes, Smelly and I are now in very good terms,...

Yes, Smelly and I are now in very good terms, thankfully, as he is a wealth of good info here! Thank you Smelly, and please pardon the undeserved jumpiness on my part.

NOW, I've made a decision to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,192
Posted By ArgoMan

I accept that carbon is just fine for many...

I accept that carbon is just fine for many stressful applications, if not better than alloys. My concern is not with that, but with the manufacturers. In my experience, many Chinese products are,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,192
Posted By ArgoMan

Hey, man. Thank you! Good info. I've been working...

Hey, man. Thank you! Good info. I've been working in metal for many, many years. I think I'm biased toward it. I'm trying to expand my mind into the reality that carbon is acceptable, and maybe even...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,192
Posted By ArgoMan

Wow! Very nice. I previously posted looking for...

Wow! Very nice. I previously posted looking for fork recommendations for an older steel frame. I'm kind of new to serious road biking and am a little "carbon adverse". I think it's because I know...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,192
Posted By ArgoMan

ICAN Frames?

Good morning. I started a post asking about fork recommendations. Following up on said recommendations (thank you all!) I came across a site selling complete carbon frames. "ICAN" frames. ICAN also...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 493
Posted By ArgoMan

No, I'm not worried the frame will fault (that's...

No, I'm not worried the frame will fault (that's what guys in my industry call it well steel fractures). And frankly, if you don't have anything positive to add, such as explaining why I am incorrect...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 493
Posted By ArgoMan

Thanks for the recommendation. I have a bit of...

Thanks for the recommendation. I have a bit of concern about carbon forks, although I run one on my present bike (an old Kinesis fork). That has really held up. Maybe I just need to get over my fear...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 493
Posted By ArgoMan

Thank you! I re-measured my head tube and it's...

Thank you! I re-measured my head tube and it's actually 5 7/8 long! how long do I need to have the stem of the fork?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 493
Posted By ArgoMan

Fork Recommendations??

Hello everyone. This is my first post. I'm new to somewhat serious road biking. I have a nice, aluminum bike, but decided to build my own steed. I obtained a really nice 90's Scapin "Geo"...
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