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05-14-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 667
Posted By mountaindave

Then the FW was either poorly chosen by...

Then the FW was either poorly chosen by manufacturer, or it was replaced by a PO.

That visual gear calculator linked above is awesome. Check out the difference between yours (top) and mine (bottom...
05-14-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 667
Posted By mountaindave

The good news is that youíre sorting your...

The good news is that youíre sorting your shifting issues. The bad news is that this drive train, as set up, will not function as a half-step. The bike either came that way (specíed by somebody who...
05-08-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,998
Posted By mountaindave

Iíll start by saying that we at Cino are humbled...

Iíll start by saying that we at Cino are humbled by your praise and do appreciate all of your feedback. Reed and the rest of the original crew never felt threatened by LíEroica (despite the cease and...
05-02-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3,613
Views: 954,376
Posted By mountaindave

Holy buckets, thatís some bling there!

Holy buckets, thatís some bling there!
04-25-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By mountaindave

Iíve not done it yet, but there is info somewhere...

Iíve not done it yet, but there is info somewhere about how to replace the bearings in the BB. Itís pretty cool because itís adjustable left and right.

GLWS
Forum: Touring
04-22-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,028
Posted By mountaindave

I didn't mean to sound depressing, sorry about...

I didn't mean to sound depressing, sorry about that. I think you might consider me a highway snob, as in, I avoid them at all costs. But that's only because I can. The narrowest tire I typically ride...
04-04-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 735
Posted By mountaindave

In case people are wondering, those are...

In case people are wondering, those are retrofriction shift levers - arguably the best friction levers ever made. They were so good that pros with Campy levers would swap them for these levers.
04-03-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,746
Posted By mountaindave

Just get to find the smallest ring of 28t. But...

Just get to find the smallest ring of 28t. But yes, these make fine super compact cranks. I use one on my wifeís bike: 48/28. It was 45/28 until I stole the 45 for a half-step setupÖ
04-02-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 390
Posted By mountaindave

Loved this edition of BF CV 4/1 sales ads - keep...

Loved this edition of BF CV 4/1 sales ads - keep the tradition going!
04-02-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 735
Posted By mountaindave

Holy crap in a hat, thatís gorgeous! GLWS!

Holy crap in a hat, thatís gorgeous! GLWS!
Forum: Commuting
03-27-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,327
Posted By mountaindave

Zombie thread, rise!! I went for a shop...

Zombie thread, rise!!

I went for a shop "gravel ride" last Wednesday and brought my usual, fendered ride. It started raining immediately after we left and did so for the first half of the 30 mile...
03-26-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,675
Posted By mountaindave

Man that will be cool!!!

Man that will be cool!!!
03-26-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 931
Views: 294,087
Posted By mountaindave

I want to be like Gugie when I grow up!

I want to be like Gugie when I grow up!
03-26-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 931
Views: 294,087
Posted By mountaindave

Wow! Nice fender lines too!

Wow! Nice fender lines too!
03-23-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,860
Posted By mountaindave

Thatís also good to know. I hadnít looked that...

Thatís also good to know. I hadnít looked that closely. I see that SA sprockets in 3/32Ē donít go to 21t.
03-23-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 774
Posted By mountaindave

Wow, that is a stunner!! If I didnít already have...

Wow, that is a stunner!! If I didnít already have a Ď79 710 650b conversion that fits like a gloveÖ

I have three í81 Treks in various sizes and they take SAE seat post binder bolts - kind of a...
03-23-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,860
Posted By mountaindave

Just when I thought I had seen all the cool...

Just when I thought I had seen all the cool half-step setups, you come along and throw this down! The gain ratios are almost exactly the same for every half step (~15%). Itís even more perfect than...
03-20-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By mountaindave

I pulled an AT crank and VX BB from a customerís...

I pulled an AT crank and VX BB from a customerís bike who was ďupgradingĒ to a new crank. The mechanics in the shop thought I was nuts to offer the customer money for the ďjunk,Ē but I knew what I...
03-20-22, 05:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By mountaindave

You just found the ultimate half step crank set...

You just found the ultimate half step crank set for those freewheels from pastor Bob.
03-19-22, 10:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,820
Posted By mountaindave

Looks like an absolute blast! Those are some...

Looks like an absolute blast!

Those are some fine wool jerseys you guys are sporting! :thumb:
03-18-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,820
Posted By mountaindave

I guess you donít need fenders so much in ArizonaÖ

I guess you donít need fenders so much in ArizonaÖ
03-16-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 541
Posted By mountaindave

If you saw my thread the other day, I opined in...

If you saw my thread the other day, I opined in the gradual disappearance of FW and cassettes for our vintage rides. They ainít makiníem anymore so this is a great chance to get some fine vintage...
03-15-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,820
Posted By mountaindave

I guess Neal has to be on a bike for good weather?

I guess Neal has to be on a bike for good weather?
03-15-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,675
Posted By mountaindave

Dates and timing are a challenging endeavor. I...

Dates and timing are a challenging endeavor. I wish we could fit everyoneís schedule. I hope next year your cousin isnít getting married again!
03-15-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,675
Posted By mountaindave

Maybe convince her to do a multi-day bike ride??...

Maybe convince her to do a multi-day bike ride?? :roflmao2:
03-15-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,675
Posted By mountaindave

Totally cool with that! I myself am a bike...

Totally cool with that! I myself am a bike pusher, so Iím glad Iím not the only one! :thumb:
03-15-22, 05:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 541
Posted By mountaindave

OooooÖ half step time? 14-17-21-26-32 is magical!

OooooÖ half step time? 14-17-21-26-32 is magical!
03-14-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,675
Posted By mountaindave

That's very Cino!

That's very Cino!
03-14-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 22,677
Posted By mountaindave

And now you know your chainring is perfectly...

And now you know your chainring is perfectly aligned! :thumb:
03-13-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,675
Posted By mountaindave

Cino MMXXII - ready to roll and roll call!

Offilial hoops have been cleared and registration is ready to go live, March 13 at midnight! (Which I suppose is technically March 14th.)

Cino 2022 will happen July 8-10 in Kalispell, Montana.
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03-06-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,469
Posted By mountaindave

These bikes are reasonably priced if they were...

These bikes are reasonably priced if they were stock - with Jon's triplizer and the targeted upgrades, they are a deal. If I needed a hole in my head, Iíd be purchasing one or two..
03-05-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,436
Posted By mountaindave

-ept is a combining form of -apt. They are the...

-ept is a combining form of -apt. They are the same thing used in different combinations of prefixes. As humans we are adept at adapting our language as we see fit. :thumb:
03-05-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,436
Posted By mountaindave

Like many of you, I work on my bikes because I...

Like many of you, I work on my bikes because I trust myself on vintage bikes more than others. Plus, if I screw something up, itís my fault, not somebody elseís.

The LBS speed argument is legit. ...
03-01-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 761
Posted By mountaindave

Just for clarification, this is a freewheel, not...

Just for clarification, this is a freewheel, not a cassette.
02-26-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By mountaindave

If only I had a Serotta to match these.

If only I had a Serotta to match these.
02-24-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,246
Posted By mountaindave

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/11d738f0_7ad9_4707_b1aa_a7ed5d14d742_566db442a04cbb81d8a2f930d1f27aa1edc98aab.jpeg
Just a cyclist?
Winter Viking warrior?
Cold...
02-23-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By mountaindave

Am I gaining a reputation? :innocent:

Am I gaining a reputation? :innocent:
02-16-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4,866
Views: 511,776
Posted By mountaindave

In a pinch, you can route a short section of...

In a pinch, you can route a short section of housing under the BB from the cable stop (or bypass the stop completely), just terminate it as it heads up toward the FD. Friction and cable tension will...
02-13-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4,866
Views: 511,776
Posted By mountaindave

What oneclick said. Find a more easily found...

What oneclick said. Find a more easily found English thread FW, disassemble, reassemble on a French thread FW body.
02-04-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 196,196
Posted By mountaindave

Pedals, saddle and bars are all touch points and...

Pedals, saddle and bars are all touch points and should be comfortable no matter the vintage. Same with shoes, shorts, and gloves.

I would not hesitate to ride one of my vintage bikes as long as...
01-18-22, 09:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By mountaindave

I had a bit of an existential crisis myself...

I had a bit of an existential crisis myself recently. I was considering what drivetrain to build for my upcoming gravel bike. I wanted a 6s half-step while trying to keep it all French. I very...
01-17-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,453
Posted By mountaindave

Sweet find! Subscribed :popcorn

Sweet find! Subscribed :popcorn
01-15-22, 10:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,371
Posted By mountaindave

Did you race with bar ends or are those a modern...

Did you race with bar ends or are those a modern ďupgradeĒ? I notice other bikes with themÖ


Wait, so youíre saying there was still chrome under all that paint? Did I miss a build thread? Thatís...
01-14-22, 10:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,781
Posted By mountaindave

What's even more amazing is that his Bilenky has...

What's even more amazing is that his Bilenky has traveled back in time some 18,000 years! :thumb:
01-14-22, 12:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,781
Posted By mountaindave

Very cool indeed - thanks for sharing! You are...

Very cool indeed - thanks for sharing! You are now the steward of an amazingly rare bike. Iím glad that you stuck with Huret for the RD. :thumb: I think that the PO, and Herse himself would approve...
01-09-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,371
Posted By mountaindave

My top 3: 1) I only had two vintage bikes come...

My top 3:
1) I only had two vintage bikes come my way this year, a 1976-ish Motobecane Grand Record and a 1984 Peugeot Urban Express, neither of which are built up yet. :( Work gets in the way of a...
01-08-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,797
Posted By mountaindave

Winter course check: ...

Winter course check:
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1639/b98aa3ce_e82c_4e79_a063_a615d81c3c3e_742d45109e17be8dad3bc2a8a14d1f48bef5d2ac.jpeg
Brownís Meadow (ice beard!!)...
01-03-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 557
Views: 51,056
Posted By mountaindave

Congrats indeed! I just read an article touting...

Congrats indeed! I just read an article touting what we already know, but going beyond with new studies showing that, even if one isnít losing weight (as some desire), they get the same health...
12-22-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 34,294
Posted By mountaindave

UmÖ donít you think the owner should start it?...

UmÖ donít you think the owner should start it? Lots of threads are started showing off unique bikes. Itís not grandstanding, itís sharing historical info. And lots of juicy photos!
12-19-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 529
Views: 29,056
Posted By mountaindave

I have to get some ground rules on age cut-offs...

I have to get some ground rules on age cut-offs and styles - MTBs donít mirror road bikes very well, so the old Cino rules will have to be modified.

And no, we wonít shun anyone. Itís a theme,...
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