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12-06-23, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 574
Posted By denaffen

If it provides any inspiration, here's the Deluxe...

If it provides any inspiration, here's the Deluxe Racer I did awhile back. I think it was a 67 but I'm not sure now. It didn't stick around all that long.
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11-19-23, 08:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,102
Posted By denaffen

Very nice. Great work bringing it back. And since...

Very nice. Great work bringing it back. And since I never miss an opportunity to post it, here’s mine, which came to me as a frame. ...
11-17-23, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By denaffen

Bitex makes a surprisingly nice hub that matches...

Bitex makes a surprisingly nice hub that matches your specs. RAR something. 32 or 28 hole, 130 spacing. Whatever freewheel you want. I’m running several of those and would have bought another for my...
11-14-23, 05:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,645
Posted By denaffen

I did a similar front wheel conversion on a...

I did a similar front wheel conversion on a Schwinn. Fun but very heavy.
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11-01-23, 04:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 926
Posted By denaffen

I’m also wondering why exactly it doesn’t work.

I’m also wondering why exactly it doesn’t work.
04-23-23, 06:54 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,165
Posted By denaffen

Also, while we’re just saying, maybe the OP could...

Also, while we’re just saying, maybe the OP could refrain from name calling in every other post. You’re new here, so how about trying to make it a better place instead of worse?
04-15-23, 12:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,754
Posted By denaffen

I’d happily take that “ruined” crankset off your...

I’d happily take that “ruined” crankset off your hands. :lol:
04-10-23, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,324
Posted By denaffen

Lightweight, high quality step-throughs in...

Lightweight, high quality step-throughs in general are about as rare as hen's teeth. That one is definitely a unicorn.
04-05-23, 09:07 AM
Replies: 434
Views: 55,157
Posted By denaffen

My mid-90s Nyala, owned since new. ...

My mid-90s Nyala, owned since new.
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04-05-23, 07:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,582
Posted By denaffen

Here's my 1990-ish Bianchi Volpe running a 43 up...

Here's my 1990-ish Bianchi Volpe running a 43 up front, a 40 in the rear, and a 2x11 drivetrain....
01-19-23, 02:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,816
Posted By denaffen

3speedslow it actually works pretty well. The...

3speedslow it actually works pretty well. The laid back geometry makes it ride nice and easy, even with the extra weight out front, and the 3 speed is a nice pairing to make the most of the...
01-14-23, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,816
Posted By denaffen

Well, first thing I did was relace the wheels...

Well, first thing I did was relace the wheels into some MTB 26” rims and built it up as a sort of 80s BMX cruiser. ...
12-17-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 617
Views: 80,756
Posted By denaffen

Volpe

I picked up this Volpe just before December. It’s very black. ...
05-31-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,816
Posted By denaffen

I missed out on the Huffman, but in the end the...

I missed out on the Huffman, but in the end the Schwinn came home with me.
04-04-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,066
Posted By denaffen

It’s been awhile so here’s an update. I decided...

It’s been awhile so here’s an update. I decided the porteur bars came back to much with the bar ends, so swapped out for some drops and now just flat bars. I’m running the bar ends as thumbies now...
02-09-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,902
Posted By denaffen

They'll work fine. The indexing comes at the...

They'll work fine. The indexing comes at the lever, not the derailleur. The only concern is if the "throw" -- the amount of travel for a given gear change -- matches, which is why Dura-Ace won't...
Replies: 28
Views: 2,302
Posted By denaffen

Personally, I don't really feel the need to...

Personally, I don't really feel the need to sexualize a bicycle.
01-30-22, 04:45 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,788
Posted By denaffen

My Trek 640

Bought as a frame. I love this bike.
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Forum: Commuting
01-16-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,678
Posted By denaffen

Consider products that might help cyclists with...

Consider products that might help cyclists with hearing loss ride more safely.
01-14-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 12,259
Posted By denaffen

It seems weird that y’all would defend dangerous...

It seems weird that y’all would defend dangerous trash, as “it’s all some can afford” but not stop to think that maybe the poor also want to be reasonably sure they’re getting their money’s worth and...
01-01-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7,397
Views: 869,594
Posted By denaffen

I got a Park TS-8 truing stand for Christmas. The...

I got a Park TS-8 truing stand for Christmas. The little arm on it only checks true on one side so I 3D printed a “caliper” style arm so I can check both at once. ...
11-21-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,135
Posted By denaffen

why? That looks pretty good to me.

why? That looks pretty good to me.
Replies: 6
Views: 752
Posted By denaffen

I'm not familiar with the Vittorio model myself...

I'm not familiar with the Vittorio model myself -- I'm sure other more knowledgable folks will chime in shortly -- but that's a very nicely spec'd bike. Not a clunker at all, had to be mid-to-high...
11-15-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 11,010
Posted By denaffen

Uh huh. Ok. Sure.

Uh huh. Ok. Sure.
11-15-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 11,010
Posted By denaffen

I imagine you’d have better examples, than I...

I imagine you’d have better examples, than I would given that I’m new to this forum.

I’m not judging. I’m just sharing a truism of any community. Online or off.

If you recognized yourself in...
11-08-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,872
Posted By denaffen

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11-08-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,066
Posted By denaffen

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Put in 20 miles today and got a glamour shot.
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11-07-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,676
Posted By denaffen

Lost my nerve for drilling when I found a nice...

Lost my nerve for drilling when I found a nice set of nut mount 105s ...
11-07-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,066
Posted By denaffen

I finished it up and took it for a spin today....

I finished it up and took it for a spin today. The jury is still out on this brake levers, and I’m gonna take an inch or more off the porteurs but I think I like it. Definitely like the gearing.
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10-29-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,066
Posted By denaffen

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Pulling the parts together takes forever. The VO...
10-23-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,461
Posted By denaffen

Next you’ll tell me guitar strings don’t stretch...

Next you’ll tell me guitar strings don’t stretch either.
10-23-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,049
Posted By denaffen

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10-22-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7,397
Views: 869,594
Posted By denaffen

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Why yes, I am stuffing a 2x10 drivetrain into a...
10-20-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 1,113
Views: 149,122
Posted By denaffen

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Just took this through the looking glass shot
10-18-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 13,836
Posted By denaffen

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Just a few in the workroom at a time
10-18-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7,397
Views: 869,594
Posted By denaffen

I wrapped and shellac’d a water bottle cage. ...

I wrapped and shellac’d a water bottle cage.

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10-16-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,255
Posted By denaffen

It just now occurred to me to try to compare them...

It just now occurred to me to try to compare them side be side.

tge...
10-12-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,066
Posted By denaffen

Currently I'm still sorting out components,...

Currently I'm still sorting out components, largely based on what I have in the parts bin already.

Wheels are -- at least initially -- going to be some 700c's that I have, take-offs from a...
10-12-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,066
Posted By denaffen

For those who aren't familiar, the 640 was only...

For those who aren't familiar, the 640 was only offered in 1983, and was pretty far up in the line-up. Of course, all the Campy stuff was long gone from this one by the time I got it....
10-12-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,066
Posted By denaffen

Trek 640 build-up

I recently picked up a Trek 640 frame and fork and am starting to think about how I’m going to build it up. ...
10-08-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,964
Posted By denaffen

Y'all are really messing with my head as I ponder...

Y'all are really messing with my head as I ponder my upcoming 640 build. I'm in love with all of these. First thing I need to figure out is if I go drop bars -- ctak yours is a looker -- or upright,...
10-06-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7,397
Views: 869,594
Posted By denaffen

It’s done ...

It’s done

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10-06-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 18,074
Posted By denaffen

It IS a nice post, but "And before some of you...

It IS a nice post, but "And before some of you inevitably criticize me for being “pro-cyclist”..." raised an eyebrow. Is that such a bad thing that he needs to preemptively distance himself?
10-05-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 10,382
Posted By denaffen

Aero! ...

Aero!


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10-05-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 7,397
Views: 869,594
Posted By denaffen

Nearly done with this one. Had an 11th hour...

Nearly done with this one. Had an 11th hour change to upgraded brakes, which will entail a little light drilling to accommodate the recessed nut. Other than that, I think it’s done. ...
10-01-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,560
Posted By denaffen

You've seen mine, but why pass up an opportunity...

You've seen mine, but why pass up an opportunity to post it again. For inspiration!
...
09-30-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7,397
Views: 869,594
Posted By denaffen

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That...
09-30-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,676
Posted By denaffen

Well, I decided to stick with 27" and the...

Well, I decided to stick with 27" and the original Schwinn-branded rims, and ordered some more Panaracer Paselas. That'll give a nice head-to-head comparison with the Trek, which is also running on...
09-28-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,587
Posted By denaffen

Would you two knock it off? I don't even know if...

Would you two knock it off? I don't even know if you're serious or just ribbing each other, but either way you're dumping on a perfectly good topic. Please, for the sake of the rest of us, just stop.
09-25-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 660,959
Posted By denaffen

I picked up a 640 frame set today. ...

I picked up a 640 frame set today.
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