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Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-16, 03:20 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,255,399
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

so hot

so hot
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-16, 05:11 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,838
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

Of course it's misguided. That's why I said it's...

Of course it's misguided. That's why I said it's arbitrary! But that doesn't mean it doesn't happen. In fact, in my experience it's quite common. Apparently, your experience has been different.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-16, 09:16 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,838
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

I fixed it for you. The starting line is where...

I fixed it for you. The starting line is where everyone is sizing each other up based on arbitrary factors, such as bikes and kit.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-16, 09:00 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,838
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

Bike racing is a rich man's sport. Yes, you can...

Bike racing is a rich man's sport. Yes, you can race on an inexpensive bike and if you have the fitness you'll do fine. But considering most cyclists believe it's necessary to spend exorbitant...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-16, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10,387
Views: 3,107,173
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

2013 CAAD10 Ultegra, stock except for the AC...

2013 CAAD10 Ultegra, stock except for the AC wheelset and a couple other things. With pedals and cages it's 17lbs on the button.
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03-05-15, 11:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,931
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

The seller's mistake was not adequately...

The seller's mistake was not adequately disclosing the damage. Out of 27 photos in the listing, only one showed exactly this much of the damage, and that's after I cropped out the rest of the frame....
03-05-15, 10:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,931
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

Yes, the fork did have a plastic spacer in the...

Yes, the fork did have a plastic spacer in the drop-outs, and I'm actually certain the damage occurred prior to shipping as the chip is just barely visible as a small white mark in one of the side...
03-05-15, 09:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,931
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

Thanks again for the info, one more question, do...

Thanks again for the info, one more question, do you know if most all forks use a solid insert at the end?
03-05-15, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,931
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

Thanks for the info! So, is the filler the white...

Thanks for the info! So, is the filler the white stuff I'm seeing and what's its purpose?

Also, I tried the tap test and there is a different sound directly on the damaged spot, but it seems...
03-05-15, 08:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,931
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

Chipped Carbon Fork: Thoughts?

I won a frameset on ebay from a large, reputable seller, but it arrived yesterday with a large chip in the carbon fork that was not disclosed nor shown in any photos. I'm currently working with the...
11-08-14, 08:04 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,879
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

The fact that a well maintained, decades old Dura...

The fact that a well maintained, decades old Dura Ace bottom bracket can still spin smoothly while a Sora cartridge bottom bracket can crap out after a year of normal use should be a clue why a...
11-07-14, 10:49 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,720
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

Thanks for the spot-on info, I searched and there...

Thanks for the spot-on info, I searched and there it was on the TX900! Glad my 614 magically has a better fork.
11-07-14, 12:12 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,720
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

Here's a little bit better shot of the fork...

Here's a little bit better shot of the fork crown, though the fender is in the way you can tell it's substantially different than the original 614 crown. It is stamped "Ishiwata" on the steerer. So,...
11-06-14, 09:47 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,720
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

I recently picked up an '82 Trek 614 but I...

I recently picked up an '82 Trek 614 but I noticed the fork crown is quite different than others. The inside has a long a long spear-point bit sticking out of the lug, but the frame/fork are original...
Replies: 0
Views: 707
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

Please Delete

Please Delete
Replies: 9
Views: 713
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

Thanks for the info everyone! Here it is after an...

Thanks for the info everyone! Here it is after an initial cleaning, most of the rust came right off but there's still a few stubborn spots.
Replies: 9
Views: 713
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

That picture does make it look bent, but I think...

That picture does make it look bent, but I think it's just the angle. What do you think from these photos? Also, no indication of damage to top or downtube.
Replies: 9
Views: 713
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

Guerciotti w/ Panto Parts-a-Plenty!

Found this at a recycle center today for 350$, needs some work and obviously has some rust issues but no damage and doesn't appear to have been ridden much. Any idea what year it is? Ideas on value??...
02-21-14, 07:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,692
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

Cool, I'll try some searches. I just pulled the...

Cool, I'll try some searches. I just pulled the fork and under the paint found the numbers 531, so now I can say for certain the decals are incorrect.
02-21-14, 04:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,692
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

Another curveball: the stronglight headset and...

Another curveball: the stronglight headset and steerer are standard, but the fork threads are filed flat French style. Crazy!
02-21-14, 11:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,692
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

Just measured the BB drop, it's in the low 60's...

Just measured the BB drop, it's in the low 60's which is indicative of a cross frame. A touring frame would typically be in the low 70's. Also, the chainstays are about an inch shorter than most...
02-20-14, 11:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,692
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

More clues! I unstuck the seatpost and it's...

More clues!

I unstuck the seatpost and it's 27.0

The bottom bracket is standard 68mm

The cable guides are also Campagnolo

I noticed there's only one set of bottle bosses, located on the...
02-20-14, 09:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,692
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

BB is a Hatta, hadn't noticed that, thanks for...

BB is a Hatta, hadn't noticed that, thanks for pointing it out!
02-20-14, 08:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,692
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

Yeah, the seatstays are rather bulky as well. ...

Yeah, the seatstays are rather bulky as well.



700c



My digital caliper is out of batteries so I can't check seatpost diameter right now but I can check on BB threading in a bit. I don't...
02-20-14, 05:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,692
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

Mystery Touring Frame: Campagnolo and Reynolds 531?

I just picked up a mysterious touring bike and was hoping someone might have some ideas what it is.

First of all, it has Campagnolo dropouts and fork tips, but frame decals that say Reynolds 501....
12-27-13, 01:54 PM
Replies: 21,059
Views: 3,915,624
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

Shimado D railer?

Shimado D railer?
12-23-13, 02:34 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 185,925
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

Pretty sure nobody has a bike like this, haha! ...

Pretty sure nobody has a bike like this, haha!

1964 Schwinn Typhoon frame

Original parts: crankset, bottom bracket, handlebars and grips.

Mountain parts: forks, wheels, front brakes and...
12-20-13, 08:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,065
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

Cool if it goes away, but if not no big deal. It...

Cool if it goes away, but if not no big deal. It works fine under normal load, I just can't mash on it. For 5$ I really can't complain and I got to learn a really neat trick in the process, so I'm...
12-20-13, 03:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,065
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

A thousand thank yous, dddd! I took apart the...

A thousand thank yous, dddd! I took apart the freewheel to clean and lubricate it, and I used my bench grinder to bevel the 14t/15t sprockets (perhaps a bit too aggressively). The 14t now engages...
12-20-13, 12:09 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,125
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

Jefe, would you say I have a plethora of...

Jefe, would you say I have a plethora of asterisks?
12-19-13, 11:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,065
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

Well, seems I have traded one problem for...

Well, seems I have traded one problem for another! The new freewheel shifts great but the 14t and 15t cogs skip under load.

Before I touch it with a power tool, I want to be clear what I should...
12-19-13, 08:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,065
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

Yeah, this Sante freewheel is...

Yeah, this Sante freewheel is 13-14-15-17-19-21-23, which is exactly what I was hoping to find. I also just read that Sante had the same freewheel as Dura-Ace with different cogs.
12-19-13, 07:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,065
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

Check this, went to the local bike-recycle and...

Check this, went to the local bike-recycle and found this 7 speed Sante sitting on top of a pile of rusty old freewheels! Got it and this Avocet Racing saddle for 10 smackers! Not only that, but they...
12-19-13, 02:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,065
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

I believe that was a higher-end model than the...

I believe that was a higher-end model than the Oro. Does it also employ symmetrical profile teeth? According to what I read from Frank Berto, the flat, grooved tooth-top sometimes causes the chain to...
12-19-13, 12:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,065
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

Awesome advice, thanks so much!!! Regarding...

Awesome advice, thanks so much!!!

Regarding a few things you mentioned, I would never, ever put one of those goofy looking Shimano freewheels on a bike like this. I actually have a 7 speed Sunrace...
12-19-13, 11:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 951
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

If and when you do swap out the bars, please keep...

If and when you do swap out the bars, please keep those original bars around. They're too cool!!!
12-19-13, 11:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,065
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

This raises a good question: anyone here 'mech'...

This raises a good question: anyone here 'mech' savvy enough to say how large a freewheel I can use with the 990 derailleur? There's no angle adjustment screw, and considering I will be buying a...
12-18-13, 11:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 951
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

First of all, cool bike. I have owned a couple...

First of all, cool bike. I have owned a couple MB-2's and they are excellent!

Regarding your questions, most newer, indexed bar-end shifters are going to be specifically for 8, 9 or 10 speeds....
12-18-13, 08:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,996
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

Cool floor!

Cool floor!
12-18-13, 07:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,065
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

Great advice everyone! I think I'll start with...

Great advice everyone! I think I'll start with the easiest, as suggested, and replace the freewheel and chain, then work my way through components until shifting feels adequate.

Re: housing, not...
12-18-13, 06:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,065
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

Drivetrain Advice

Hi All,

I recently bought this Torelli Super Strada and I love the way it rides/handles but I'm underwhelmed by the drivetrain. Currently, I believe it has Campagnolo 990 derailleurs, Gran Sport...
12-17-13, 11:22 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,881
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

haha, so true!...

haha, so true! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1j2Duy_xzEA
12-17-13, 10:22 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,881
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

Out of curiosity, were you able to eyeball that...

Out of curiosity, were you able to eyeball that or did you specifically check when the frame arrived?
Replies: 5
Views: 1,965
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

Thanks for the info!

Thanks for the info!
Replies: 5
Views: 1,965
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

Torelli Super Strada

Anyone know anything about Torelli Super Strada?
12-14-13, 12:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 48,505
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

I think it's materials. Valite was vanadium,...

I think it's materials. Valite was vanadium, aluminum and manganese rather than chromium and molybdenum in chromoly. Curious if the aluminum caused it to be any lighter.
12-13-13, 11:18 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 48,505
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

I noticed mine is very stiff as well. Curious if...

I noticed mine is very stiff as well. Curious if it's the aluminum component. I actually quite like the power transfer if affords, which I feel is somewhat lacking in traditional chromoly tubing.
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Replies: 16
Views: 3,052
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

Again, hard to tell but I bet that bike is in the...

Again, hard to tell but I bet that bike is in the 55-56cm range, and the bars don't have that much reach so I doubt you will feel stretched out. Offer whatever you want but I would feel perfectly...
12-13-13, 10:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,488
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

The 1992 Bridgestone XO-3 and the '93/'94 XO-5's...

The 1992 Bridgestone XO-3 and the '93/'94 XO-5's came with 700x38's with clearance for fenders, and the catalog picture seems to indicate you could go much larger. Further, you should be able to...
Replies: 16
Views: 3,052
Posted By Sizzle-Chest

I like it, especially the colors and straight...

I like it, especially the colors and straight blade fork. But I have to agree that it's smaller than a 58 and it's a bit pricey, though I think 250-300 is reasonable if you're buying it to ride and...
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