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09-10-22, 04:58 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 22,500
Posted By JaccoW

Off to Berlin

Well, I'm off to Berlin. Going for a full camping outfit with some new bags.
Weather isn't great, quite some rain expected, but at least it's not going to be too cold.

I do want to quickly share...
07-29-22, 04:23 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,693
Posted By JaccoW

These are the Soma Supple Vitesse EX...

These are the Soma Supple Vitesse EX (https://www.somafab.com/archives/product/supple-vitesse-ex-700c-clincher-tire). Ran them with the Aerothan tubes last year over a 750km tour and have done about...
07-27-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 725
Posted By JaccoW

That turned out great! Looks like a very fun...

That turned out great!

Looks like a very fun bike in and around the mountains over there. My guess is this is about as light as can be with vintage gravel bikes.
How is the ride over rougher...
07-27-22, 06:25 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 22,500
Posted By JaccoW

I am gearing up again for another couple of rides...

I am gearing up again for another couple of rides this summer.

First up is a short loaded tour to see what does and does not work from home in Rotterdam to Lille in France and back over Brussels....
07-14-22, 04:07 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 153,658
Posted By JaccoW

Not exactly vintage (or cheap) but what do you...

Not exactly vintage (or cheap) but what do you thinkg of the new Shimano GRX LE groupset? 11-speed road pull and unfortunately only for hydraulic brakes as far as I can tell. But is has been a while...
07-02-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 725
Posted By JaccoW

Hey tomhaegler looking forward to seeing what...

Hey tomhaegler looking forward to seeing what you plan on doing with this bike!

The Adventure should be a pretty sweet bike once built up, especially as a drop bar tourer. Almost made me hesitant...
06-16-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By JaccoW

AB-hubs are extremely common here in the...

AB-hubs are extremely common here in the Netherlands. You can practically get them for free laced into a wheel.
Last time I opened one up it looked very similar and might even be a direct swap.
...
05-20-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5,383
Views: 611,737
Posted By JaccoW

Replaced the crankset and upgraded the drivetrain...

Replaced the crankset and upgraded the drivetrain on the SilverAce to Hollowtech II and a better gear range. (36.2-92.6 vs. 31.6-80.9...
05-20-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 37,913
Posted By JaccoW

Teaser shot: http://i.imgur.com/MdBO6op.jpg...

Teaser shot:
http://i.imgur.com/MdBO6op.jpg (https://i.imgur.com/MdBO6op.jpg)

Surprisingly, I received all parts I needed today to upgrade the drivetrain.

The square taper bottom bracket...
05-19-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,743
Posted By JaccoW

Gorgeous bike, bravo! :love:

Gorgeous bike, bravo! :love:
05-19-22, 05:23 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 37,913
Posted By JaccoW

Got some new parts for a drivetrain upgrade for...

Got some new parts for a drivetrain upgrade for the SilverAce. :D

Based around a Shimano FC6603 Ultegra Triple for a stiffer bottom bracket and higher top end. Should be a good gear range for me...
05-19-22, 05:22 AM
Replies: 7,747
Views: 866,410
Posted By JaccoW

Got some new parts for a drivetrain upgrade for...

Got some new parts for a drivetrain upgrade for the SilverAce. :D

Based around a Shimano FC6603 Ultegra Triple for a stiffer bottom bracket and higher top end. Should be a good gear range for me...
05-16-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,695
Posted By JaccoW

Thanks Velo Mule, Yeah it's a lot but I kind of...

Thanks Velo Mule, Yeah it's a lot but I kind of like the chaos of it. ;) Originally it was a Koga-Miyata Traveller, a touring bike that was the same frame as the mid 90's Koga-Miyata Randonneur....
05-16-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,695
Posted By JaccoW

http://i.imgur.com/LZDmmKg.jpg...

http://i.imgur.com/LZDmmKg.jpg (https://i.imgur.com/LZDmmKg.jpg)
Classic 1965 Gazelle A (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1242635-1965-gazelle-dutch-bike.html) Opafiets. I have a couple of...
05-07-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5,383
Views: 611,737
Posted By JaccoW

Picked up a 66cm Koga-Miyata Adventure from 1996...

Picked up a 66cm Koga-Miyata Adventure from 1996 for another member ( tomhaegler ) last week and currently stripping and wrapping things up for it to be shipped to Switzerland.

From this:...
05-06-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By JaccoW

No problem. Just make sure to post some photos in...

No problem. Just make sure to post some photos in that thread if you do end up buying it. ;)
05-06-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By JaccoW

In 1998 the lineup was this: Putting the...

In 1998 the lineup was this: Putting the RoadRacer well into the upper mid-range territory

FullPro-M

Monocoque Carbon frame, Aero Big Shape Carbon fork,
Shimano Ultegra
9.0kg
NLG 5845...
05-06-22, 04:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By JaccoW

As you can see in the second graph of this post...

As you can see in the second graph of this post (https://www.bikeforums.net/21941695-post95.html) the Road Racer was the second-most expensive model in their non-professional road bike lineup.
The...
05-05-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 44,910
Posted By JaccoW

So I picked up the 1996 Adventure in a 66cm frame...

So I picked up the 1996 Adventure in a 66cm frame yesterday for our tall Swiss forum member tomhaegler . We got it for a good price but failed to see the dent in the downtube. The seller apologised...
05-05-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,032
Posted By JaccoW

So I picked up the 1996 Adventure in a 66cm frame...

So I picked up the 1996 Adventure in a 66cm frame yesterday for our tall Swiss forum member tomhaegler . We got it for a good price but failed to see the dent in the downtube. The seller apologised...
05-03-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By JaccoW

May I suggest this tool: STRONGLIGHT 23.3 mm...

May I suggest this tool: STRONGLIGHT 23.3 mm Crank Puller Extractor Remover Tool and Specialites TA 23x1 (https://www.ebay.com/itm/353756466078?hash=item525d874b9e:g:vjMAAOSwCxVhg-Lk)
You might be...
05-03-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,032
Posted By JaccoW

I might be picking up a 66cm 1996 model this week...

I might be picking up a 66cm 1996 model this week for a fellow member. ;)

http://i.imgur.com/uBHfZZ7.jpg (https://i.imgur.com/uBHfZZ7.jpg)
05-02-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,255
Posted By JaccoW

One reason why I don't like them (besides broken...

One reason why I don't like them (besides broken or stuck screws) is that it gets really annoying if you have to fully deflate the tyre to even stand a chance at removing the rear wheel if you use...
05-02-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,032
Posted By JaccoW

Still hanging in the shed. Last year I wasn't all...

Still hanging in the shed. Last year I wasn't all that inspired and had different things on my mind so it's still a 'project'. The parts shortage is still an issue here as well.
Maybe this year will...
05-02-22, 05:39 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 44,910
Posted By JaccoW

Spring and early summer is usually the time when...

Spring and early summer is usually the time when these start popping up. Be patient. ;)
Prices have gone up here as well but I usually see prisitine examples going for €350 at worst.
The €500-700...
05-02-22, 05:13 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,456
Posted By JaccoW

Is used Campy/Shimano to show in what types they...

Is used Campy/Shimano to show in what types they are available. So there are separate Campagnolo and Shimano compatible models available. Some are only available in Shimano.

Modern hubs would also...
05-02-22, 02:19 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 44,910
Posted By JaccoW

Where are you located Tom? I could keep a lookout...

Where are you located Tom? I could keep a lookout on the local Dutch sites here for you.
04-13-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7,747
Views: 866,410
Posted By JaccoW

Got myself a Simplex chainguard today. It will...

Got myself a Simplex chainguard today. It will probably go on the SilverAce with its 5-speed IGH when I replace the cranks next month or so, so I can keep the derailleur version of that chainguard...
04-11-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 37,913
Posted By JaccoW

Yeah exactly. But a lot better availability. Lots...

Yeah exactly. But a lot better availability. Lots of manufacturers still use them on their commuter bikes, especially belt drive ones, so there is plenty of support.

I'm thinking a 42T x 20T (36.2...
04-11-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 37,913
Posted By JaccoW

I think I'm going to give the silver Shimano...

I think I'm going to give the silver Shimano Alfine FC-s501 (https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/alfine-s7000s700/FC-S501.html) cranks a try next month....
04-01-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 37,913
Posted By JaccoW

Good to hear. I will take a good look at what's...

Good to hear. I will take a good look at what's available around here.

Got the Ergon leather grips in yesterday and modified the other extender plug. Looks good and feels even better. Time to...
03-28-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 37,913
Posted By JaccoW

Hey Kurt, I haven't to be honest. I could look...

Hey Kurt, I haven't to be honest. I could look into it but don't those outboard bearings have a tendency to start creaking? The problem seems to be more with these particular cranks really. All my...
03-28-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5,383
Views: 611,737
Posted By JaccoW

+1 ! Reminds me a bit of the Ingrid MTB...

+1 ! Reminds me a bit of the Ingrid MTB derailleur (https://ingrid.bike/product/rd1-11s/) that's available in 11 and 12-speed.

https://ingrid.bike/wp-content/uploads/RD1_S_RAW_22.jpg

I have...
03-28-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 37,913
Posted By JaccoW

Guess what arrived on my doorstep? ;) They do...

Guess what arrived on my doorstep? ;) They do need some minor milling as they are less than 0.5mm too thick to fit inside the handlebars. I have a black pair of Ergon GP1 BioLeder...
03-24-22, 04:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 983
Posted By JaccoW

They do seem to have gone up in price. Currently...

They do seem to have gone up in price. Currently I see them for sale between 125 to around 350 (https://www.marktplaats.nl/l/fietsen-en-brommers/q/gazelle+tour+de+l'avenir/) whereas I believe I've...
03-23-22, 01:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 983
Posted By JaccoW

I have to say Non-fixie is more knowledgeable...

I have to say Non-fixie is more knowledgeable about road bikes than me but the tour de L'Avenir is one of their Reynolds 531 chromoly models. Probably chrome socks on the front. IIRC they were upper...
03-14-22, 05:04 AM
Replies: 7,747
Views: 866,410
Posted By JaccoW

Got a pair of "MKS Team SVX" pedals from a...

Got a pair of "MKS Team SVX" pedals from a neighbour who was cleaning house. Not much to be found online except for some Czech...
02-14-22, 03:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,218
Posted By JaccoW

I did a comparison video of most of them a while...

I did a comparison video of most of them a while ago. The Spurcycle is nice and loud but the Crane sounds much more polite while still being audible. Less aggressive, which makes it better for city...
02-09-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,751
Posted By JaccoW

There are a few more obscure examples in the...

There are a few more obscure examples in the Experiences with current High Flange Cassette hubs?...
02-09-22, 03:05 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 37,913
Posted By JaccoW

The bottom one. ;)

The bottom one. ;)
02-08-22, 05:04 AM
Replies: 638
Views: 203,750
Posted By JaccoW

I guess my Koga-Miyata Graveller would fit in...

I guess my Koga-Miyata Graveller would fit in here as well. I took it on a 750km tour last summer and so far it has been very comfortable, even on a couple of days with 140km (87 miles) and 1200m...
02-08-22, 04:54 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 37,913
Posted By JaccoW

Hey, glad I could inspire you. :) I think I...

Hey, glad I could inspire you. :)

I think I just used a classic revolver hole punch for the tarpaulin and a stainless steel specific drill bit for the fender. I don't think I even needed to take a...
01-21-22, 04:44 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 44,910
Posted By JaccoW

I have always LOVED this colour scheme,...

I have always LOVED this colour scheme, especially on the Oval models. Great find!
01-21-22, 04:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,855
Posted By JaccoW

Ahem. :rolleyes: Summarized data from my...

Ahem. :rolleyes:
Summarized data from my Koga-Miyata brochure scans (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1201550-show-us-your-koga-miyata.html)

And if you want to get a feel how much NLG...
01-19-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,456
Posted By JaccoW

Asian manufacturers can often be hard to get in...

Asian manufacturers can often be hard to get in touch with. I'm assuming you have already tried their contact form (https://www.hubsmith.com/contact.php)? If you use Google translate on the store...
01-19-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,069
Posted By JaccoW

Koga-Miyata Graveller...

Koga-Miyata Graveller (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1215974-1993-koga-miyata-worldtraveller-project-66cm-frame.html) ~1300 km (807 miles)
Batavus Randonneur GL...
01-18-22, 03:05 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 37,913
Posted By JaccoW

I've got one of those Ikea trailers. Used it to...

I've got one of those Ikea trailers. Used it to haul 75kg (165 lbs) in gravel last year. It worked fine (though the wheels started to flex outwards) but for anything that doesn't equal a fully grown...
01-17-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5,383
Views: 611,737
Posted By JaccoW

I've built up a decent collection...

I've built up a decent collection (https://www.discogs.com/user/JaccoSW/collection) over the past few months. :P Currently listening to the SACD version of Time Out by the Dave Brubeck Quartet,...
01-17-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5,383
Views: 611,737
Posted By JaccoW

One more wheelbuild to the mix. The Sturmey...

One more wheelbuild to the mix.

The Sturmey Archer XL-RD5(w) 5-speed hub I built into a H+Son Archetype rim for the Koga-Miyata SilverAce was slowly killing itself. Those hubs share a lot of parts...
01-17-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 37,913
Posted By JaccoW

Right, so the SilverAce was back in the living...

Right, so the SilverAce was back in the living room shop for a rebuild of the rear wheel. First I had to take out the old hub and I took the time to give the rim a good clean before reusing it again....
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