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01-14-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 512
Posted By tricky

Cool fox body stang. Those are starting to...

Cool fox body stang. Those are starting to command some $$$. I have no idea what's in the box. My only guess is a lot of bicycles. :)
01-12-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 464
Posted By tricky

Can any of these non-PDW fenders be adapted to...

Can any of these non-PDW fenders be adapted to use break away stay attachments? The idea of a front fender getting wadded up and not letting go of the lower fork braze-ons gives me the willies. Maybe...
01-07-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,359
Posted By tricky

I'd love to try this kind of stuff out one day....

I'd love to try this kind of stuff out one day. It all seems really up my alley. For now, I really appreciate your posts (and Doug Fattic and gugie 's) that help me live vicariously!
01-06-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,359
Posted By tricky

You might already be planning this via photos in...

You might already be planning this via photos in a future post, but can you explain what's wrong with the mitering and what you'll be doing to correct it?
01-05-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,268
Posted By tricky

Once you've narrowed down your collection and...

Once you've narrowed down your collection and free up a few hooks, let me know your cost for storing bikes. :D My apartment is very full!
01-05-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 403
Posted By tricky

For a truly worry-free flat kit, I would include:...

For a truly worry-free flat kit, I would include:
-Tire levers. They can be a life saver when you are tired or have a really tight rim/tire combo.
-Hand pump. You only get a couple shots with a CO2...
12-16-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,291
Posted By tricky

That's just, like, your opinion, man. But...

That's just, like, your opinion, man.

But seriously, I have a few friends that were anti-Specialized for the longest time, but have been converted to Spesh fanboys based off of multiple...
12-16-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By tricky

Those are beautiful! I bought a signed Rebour...

Those are beautiful! I bought a signed Rebour motorcycle print off of here, but a plate would be awesome. Even better if you could offset the price a bit with a run of cards
12-16-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By tricky

What's your budget? Vicious Cycles makes an...

What's your budget?

Vicious Cycles makes an off the peg $275 1" steerer fork, but it's 413 A-C. Wouldn't rake out your bike a ton, but you might notice it the first few times you ride.413 mm...
12-14-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,291
Posted By tricky

Agreed! The title was a bit of satire on the...

Agreed! The title was a bit of satire on the previous junk threads.
12-13-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,291
Posted By tricky

Yes, I wasn't clear in my description, but I...

Yes, I wasn't clear in my description, but I wasn't trying to be comprehensive in my list. Definitely a ton of high quality stuff from Japan and most manufacturers make bikes on the full spectrum;...
12-13-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,291
Posted By tricky

Are Japanese bikes junk? Or, how I learned to stop worrying and love all bikes

Man, that Robert guy really knows how to start a thread! :lol:

In the interest of having a nuanced conversation that starts out with the assumption that we can all appreciate a good or even a low...
12-09-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,062
Posted By tricky

You officially have the biggest balls. :D It only...

You officially have the biggest balls. :D It only cost $8 more for your BOM. Cheap for a non-wear item. Added bonus: you get a larger more comfortable surface that should cause fewer hot spots on...
12-07-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By tricky

Awesome bike, and nice work. here's a bump. ...

Awesome bike, and nice work. here's a bump.

I am sure some Konno/3Rensho experts will show up soon.

I wonder if anyone has any magazines or newsletters from that era that give recaps of the...
12-07-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 5,973
Posted By tricky

Love that. Hadn't seen it in a while and hadn't...

Love that. Hadn't seen it in a while and hadn't seen the remastered version. Thanks!
12-06-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 5,973
Posted By tricky

I really like my Peugeot pepper grinder. ...

I really like my Peugeot pepper grinder.
France also has a huge military industrial complex. All the countries buying bombs, ships, planes, and nuclear submarines from the French can attest to...
12-03-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,396
Posted By tricky

Yikes! That's pretty bad. Thanks for the...

Yikes! That's pretty bad. Thanks for the explanation. I only knew the story about how suspension forks won Roubaix for 2 or 3 years in a row.
12-02-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,396
Posted By tricky

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/87/e5/4d/87e54d3e712ffb8...

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/87/e5/4d/87e54d3e712ffb8085888ae91924e87e--slingshot-retro-bikes.jpg

https://i.redd.it/4sx3ekw4eugz.jpg
12-02-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,396
Posted By tricky

Suspension bikes kicked butt in the few cobble...

Suspension bikes kicked butt in the few cobble races they participated in before they were banned.
12-02-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By tricky

I've never said this before but, cool tube!

I've never said this before but, cool tube!
11-19-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 960
Posted By tricky

Oh! I am only just now realizing that the lever...

Oh! I am only just now realizing that the lever by the seat tube is only for tensioning and de-tensioning the chain. It doesn't provided any side to side movement of the chain. Wow
11-19-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 960
Posted By tricky

I also thought that the last time @iab posted...

I also thought that the last time @iab posted about a Vittoria Margherita! The only video I could find was this one. NCC - Vittoria Margherita.mp4 - YouTube Looks like the version in the video has...
11-18-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 960
Posted By tricky

haha! I had the same thought. Rivendell might...

haha! I had the same thought. Rivendell might even know where to get some of those.
11-18-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 960
Posted By tricky

I don't think so. The bottom pivot on this...

I don't think so. The bottom pivot on this tensioner connects in the middle of the pulley cage.
...
11-18-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,950
Posted By tricky

It sounds like you are comparing the average...

It sounds like you are comparing the average price of an average steel bike to a Ti bike. A better comparison would be to compare a custom or high end marque to Ti and even then Ti will still be more...
11-18-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 960
Posted By tricky

yeah, I think this video is just for fun even...

yeah, I think this video is just for fun even though with this dude seems like it might be SOP. I am curious about that chain tensioner. Looks homemade maybe. Anyone know if that's a commercially...
11-17-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 750
Posted By tricky

haha! I wondered if there was something going on...

haha! I wondered if there was something going on with that. Also, you got a good gangster lean going on. 6'2"? Yeah, you're good!

Enjoy the bike. That should be quite a bit faster than the Winny!...
11-17-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 750
Posted By tricky

Is that you in the dayglow shirt? Is the...

Is that you in the dayglow shirt? Is the standover height ok for you on the Specialized? Looks a little big for you
11-15-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By tricky

Was the microscope microscope inspected?

Was the microscope microscope inspected?
11-10-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,043
Posted By tricky

Yeah, if cost is a consideration (as it ALWAYS is...

Yeah, if cost is a consideration (as it ALWAYS is with me) Delta or Kronos aren't your brake!



Well then, by all means, proceed! :) And post pics of the finished build! These bikes are always...
11-10-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,043
Posted By tricky

I think it would be the ultimate flex to casually...

I think it would be the ultimate flex to casually have a delta hidden on the rear. And if this is more of a coffee shop bike, you don't even need the brakes to be great. And Shimano AX brakes aren't...
11-09-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By tricky

Cool bike. Early Giant era stuff is interesting...

Cool bike. Early Giant era stuff is interesting to me since that is when they started transitioning from a contract manufacturer to building their own branded bikes and eventually becoming the...
11-05-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,778
Posted By tricky

Very cool! Looks beautiful. That's my first time...

Very cool! Looks beautiful. That's my first time seeing that style of script used for Peugeot. And props for using something besides Shimano, Campy or Suntour. I am always intrigued by groups from...
11-05-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By tricky

Yeah, thumbies are usually on top. You...

Yeah, thumbies are usually on top.

You didn't ask for a discussion around alternative shift option, so just ignore this question if you'd like, but I am curious: Since you spend a lot of time on...
11-05-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 892
Posted By tricky

That fender length looks great to me. Keeps the...

That fender length looks great to me. Keeps the muck off the much better than shorter fenders. Not sure what Zandoval is on about. That's a solid build.

I thought there was a thread where people...
Forum: For Sale
11-02-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,101
Posted By tricky

54OldnWay see questions above

54OldnWay see questions above
11-01-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 768
Posted By tricky

I am assuming you know what cable housing is. If...

I am assuming you know what cable housing is. If it isn't cable housing, it's probably "cable liner" aka "housing liner" Jagwire Black Housing Liner | Jenson USA...
11-01-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,806
Posted By tricky

Specialized has quite a few lightweight women's...

Specialized has quite a few lightweight women's specific saddles. I would consider them if the Phenom didn't fit me so well. It does seem like they are starting to blur the lines with their marketing...
11-01-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,595
Posted By tricky

I've never had anyone not sell me cable or...

I've never had anyone not sell me cable or housing. Could be a newb associate not knowing how these things work. I've had shop personnel ask me clarifying questions to make sure I got the right thing...
10-26-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,228
Posted By tricky

Nice snag! Goodwill in Ballard or on Dearborn? ...

Nice snag! Goodwill in Ballard or on Dearborn?

Edit: Actually read the first post. Ballard. With racks and room for fenders looks like a great base for a city bike. Keep us up to date on your...
10-25-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8,076
Views: 2,627,836
Posted By tricky

Do you know if this bike originally came with...

Do you know if this bike originally came with canti studs or was that a later addition?
10-14-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,167
Posted By tricky

That's a good deal! I was going to post Universal...

That's a good deal! I was going to post Universal Cycles Shimano hubs page that has a selection of IGHs (Universal Cycles -- Hubs & Parts...
10-11-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,085
Posted By tricky

I am going to chime in even though I think you're...

I am going to chime in even though I think you're going for something that's more bombastic than I would build, but, you asked, right? :) I vote for white saddle and white bar tape (or just matching...
10-11-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,077
Posted By tricky

Whoa! Adjustable angle slingshot quill stem?...

Whoa! Adjustable angle slingshot quill stem? Pretty cool.
10-08-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By tricky

First thing I thought too when I saw that...

First thing I thought too when I saw that monostay. Brake hanger looks like it too.

Mongoose Iboc Pro (1989) by @6_dave_9 (bikerebuilds.com)...
10-08-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 478
Posted By tricky

Get some silver nutted brakes and have the arms...

Get some silver nutted brakes and have the arms powdercoated?
10-06-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,666
Posted By tricky

Wow, that's pretty bad! Not sure if this or the...

Wow, that's pretty bad! Not sure if this or the valentino derailluer posted above would be the ugliest campy part.
10-05-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,269
Posted By tricky

You mean you're just riding bikes like a sane...

You mean you're just riding bikes like a sane person? For shame
10-05-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,269
Posted By tricky

In my personal experience with threaded headsets...

In my personal experience with threaded headsets that I put through a lot of abuse (mainly an 80s mountain bike commuter. curb hopping, light offroading, 1 CX race), they eventually came loose...
10-04-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 60,870
Posted By tricky

Oh dang! I totally misread the timestamp on that...

Oh dang! I totally misread the timestamp on that post. I thought it was from August '21. Definitely need to plan a larger PNW get together once things are a little more normal.
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