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05-01-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 426
Posted By niliraga

just my $0.0125... i've patched an ugly cut...

just my $0.0125... i've patched an ugly cut into a sidewall using flexible glue and two layers of the satin-like lining material (the kind you'd find lining a sportcoat etc.), pressed in place...
04-01-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By niliraga

I am keen to buy them all! Except my riding...

I am keen to buy them all! Except my riding mower is still in the shop awaiting repairs, and I'm waiting on an estimated bill that I probably can't pay, so I'm actually unable to buy these.
03-04-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,075
Posted By niliraga

so so pretty with the sky lug lining on brown! ...

so so pretty with the sky lug lining on brown! I really dig the stiffening extensions that the BB shell gets on these frames, although it's going to complicate life for your clamp-on cable guide...
01-30-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,518
Posted By niliraga

one more factor to consider - if your urban life...

one more factor to consider - if your urban life is anything like my apartment dwelling life, you're not going to want to leave the bike living on the street. if boston thieves dont take it, the...
12-02-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By niliraga

PM sent!

PM sent!
09-19-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,944
Posted By niliraga

+1. I now have two of these, one in town...

+1. I now have two of these, one in town running 38mm Marathon Supremes with plenty left for fenders, and the other for weekend trail fun. no fenders but 700x42 SpeedRides. Too few quirky huret...
08-23-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,250
Posted By niliraga

...i dimly recall the Spirt's mechanics are...

...i dimly recall the Spirt's mechanics are inverted - the spring 'relaxes' the cage onto the big ring.

if that's correct, surely the Symmetric shifter auto-trim function will send the FD in the...
07-12-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,520
Posted By niliraga

good catch!! also, pretty sure i see Grab On...

good catch!! also, pretty sure i see Grab On grips there.

a Raleigh Sports would have been a better inspiration to use...
07-09-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,746
Posted By niliraga

loving this.

loving this.
07-05-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 68,766
Views: 11,091,201
Posted By niliraga

i thought something similar, but there's a...

i thought something similar, but there's a missing '/' in the URL ... try this edited version:

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/490126405610770
06-15-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 823
Posted By niliraga

+1 on that third listing for the Shogun. Looks to...

+1 on that third listing for the Shogun. Looks to be in great shape and a higher-end build than it deserves to be for $100 in Boston

I'm betting you want a 23"/58cm frame as an ideal, and not the...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,247
Posted By niliraga

Me, I'd happily pay $100 or even $150 for that...

Me, I'd happily pay $100 or even $150 for that Sequioa if it were my size - and assuming post & stem still moved. As was said above, top tube guides will need careful inspection - they'd likely be...
06-02-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,406
Posted By niliraga

Can't tell from the pics, but if the bridge on...

Can't tell from the pics, but if the bridge on the laterals is also drilled for a brake, then you can go the super-classical route: using an extra-long straddle cable you could mount these...
06-02-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,406
Posted By niliraga

+1. around flattish NYC I make a wide-eyed...

+1. around flattish NYC I make a wide-eyed convert every time I put a friend on a 42/16 singlespeed. the sheer "chuckability" as a commuter that weighs 22lbs rather than 25+, goes up and down stairs...
05-22-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 68,766
Views: 11,091,201
Posted By niliraga

holy cow. why does this never happen closer to...

holy cow. why does this never happen closer to me?
05-22-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,340
Posted By niliraga

My instinct would be to keep them together; if...

My instinct would be to keep them together; if some future buyer needs to have your #66 bars, there's a fair likelihood (not a certainty, mind) that they're also going to want a Cinelli stem to go...
05-02-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,511
Posted By niliraga

first loaded "shakedown" trip to test things out,...

first loaded "shakedown" trip to test things out, but no complaints after a 75 mile weekend. the kross57 donor doing what it was designed to do!

...
04-30-21, 05:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,498
Posted By niliraga

such fun, right? Always a kick to end up at the...

such fun, right? Always a kick to end up at the top of the trails with lugged steel & chrome & general-purpose tires -- the "I just spent a fortune for the gear to ride up here" crowd usually stares...
04-29-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,498
Posted By niliraga

if you use the kickstand a couple of times, and...

if you use the kickstand a couple of times, and put something back into the wicker basket up front, it should remember it's a 3-speed.
04-24-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,217
Posted By niliraga

also, it's possible that some teeth on your rear...

also, it's possible that some teeth on your rear freewheel are intentionally shorter than others, one of the ways that designs evolved to improve shifting performance.
04-19-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,570
Posted By niliraga

looks like the 24" and yes, just the right size! ...

looks like the 24" and yes, just the right size! very keen to see how this comes along, since my poor '73 came with (and still has) similar rust bubbles.
04-19-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,513
Posted By niliraga

all the way down is the equivalent of downtube...

all the way down is the equivalent of downtube shifters all the way forward - it's when cable has been slacked off as much as possible and put you in the smallest cog (this is the reference point...
04-10-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,881
Posted By niliraga

Presumably, you run the risk of...

Presumably, you run the risk of stretching/breaking the RD if you try to slow the bike with cranks while riding fixed? or even if you simply "fail to keep up", so to speak? Unlike a simple tensioner,...
04-05-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,973
Posted By niliraga

+1. Before I looked closer, my first thought...

+1. Before I looked closer, my first thought was that this had a terrible, thick powdercoat job that had buried the lugs!
04-01-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,245
Posted By niliraga

great idea! ...

great idea!


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/pxl_20210402_023526045_7be18cbcb6efd7c3362cfa9d254b0ed21886e516.jpg
04-01-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,985
Posted By niliraga

Enjoying the rare treat of beautiful photography...

Enjoying the rare treat of beautiful photography applied to such an ... exceptional subject!
03-26-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 972,632
Posted By niliraga

right?? not many head tubes that allow you to...

right?? not many head tubes that allow you to carry, say, a quiver of sleeping pads stacked vertically in a rando bag!
03-22-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,276
Posted By niliraga

exactly. my kinda bike in my exact size. not...

exactly. my kinda bike in my exact size. not good.
03-22-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 11,415
Posted By niliraga

someone needs to work up nervex pro designs for...

someone needs to work up nervex pro designs for 3-D printers. Then heretics could glue plastic replicas around their TIG welds, and move through a C&V crowd without causing a ruckus.
Forum: Touring
03-19-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,074
Posted By niliraga

a few years ago i made exactly that change to my...

a few years ago i made exactly that change to my regular commuter - 28mm gators to 32mm supremes. knew nothing about supremes going into it, and I kinda figured it would be interesting but not...
03-17-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,511
Posted By niliraga

Getting close to ready for spring! modded...

Getting close to ready for spring!

modded some battered 1980s european fenders, added an Axiom rear and Blackburn front rack, found better pedals.. Then had to spurn my parts bin for a 'new'...
03-16-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,442
Posted By niliraga

Dark. My gut says it will get along better with...

Dark. My gut says it will get along better with the frame's anthracite grey. (or whatever that specialized 1980s stealth grey was called)
03-16-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,380
Posted By niliraga

I briefly had an unmolested 1981 Ultimate -- dark...

I briefly had an unmolested 1981 Ultimate -- dark smoke grey & blood red bands, with full Campy NR. Had low flange hubs laced to Araya rims, 3ttt bars & stem, and a Concor "superleggera" on a 1-bolt...
03-14-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 27,506
Posted By niliraga

Here's one I've been cleaning up and returning...

Here's one I've been cleaning up and returning close(r) to stock, on behalf of a cousin. Still wears regina chain & freewheel and yes, those cables still need to lose some inches....

...
03-09-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4,856
Views: 510,031
Posted By niliraga

this kind of exchange always gives me the...

this kind of exchange always gives me the long-lasting, warm fuzzies inside.
03-08-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,267
Posted By niliraga

27.2 with no serious gouges, should polish up...

27.2 with no serious gouges, should polish up decently.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/pxl_20210308_160004523_d21f49d632cb7f917aefe8637048dabfc3cb907f.jpg
03-07-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,267
Posted By niliraga

Can check tomorrow if I have a spare 27.2 to...

Can check tomorrow if I have a spare 27.2 to include...
03-07-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,267
Posted By niliraga

I do have them - 39cm c-c and dirty - but they...

I do have them - 39cm c-c and dirty - but they appear unblemished, with clamp/engraving area looking like it would clean up nicely. can take more pics if these seem like a candidate.

...
03-07-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,528
Posted By niliraga

gosh, that Raleigh Pro is my size and still...

gosh, that Raleigh Pro is my size and still calling to me...
03-07-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 945
Posted By niliraga

holy cow, that's a classy skip (dumpster) you've...

holy cow, that's a classy skip (dumpster) you've got parked in your streets!!

black country + bikes always makes me think of that yellow pages ad (from the mid 80s?). "I were right abou' that...
03-03-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 607
Posted By niliraga

If you tweak the start of the URL from https to...

If you tweak the start of the URL from https to http, it often helps get through to sites with security or certificate issues - your session is no longer encrypted, but this should be tolerable risk...
03-03-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,244
Posted By niliraga

Just checked and those bars are 42, alas.

Just checked and those bars are 42, alas.
03-01-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,244
Posted By niliraga

pretty sure I have a set of specialized-branded...

pretty sure I have a set of specialized-branded drop bars to go with that stem, if you get the hankering.
02-27-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By niliraga

also have a clean set to trade if yours falls...

also have a clean set to trade if yours falls through
02-19-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,533
Posted By niliraga

almost tempting to counter seller's request by...

almost tempting to counter seller's request by saying you'll happily pay via alternate means, but only *after* you've successfully received the goods at your end.

Seller will then incredulously...
02-17-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,920
Posted By niliraga

Implies there's at least 2 folks working there...

Implies there's at least 2 folks working there who aren't qualified to charge you $200 for a wheel build. Methinks 'tis time for a new LBS...
02-17-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 983
Posted By niliraga

Also, older cantis that take pads with unthreaded...

Also, older cantis that take pads with unthreaded posts will give you more wiggle room for this kind of adjustment. I've found DiaCompe 981 work well since they
(a) take old school unthreaded-post...
02-16-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By niliraga

"OP" is shorthand for "original poster", how...

"OP" is shorthand for "original poster", how everyone refers to the person who started a forum thread. In this case OP is you!

Beautiful work here - those brakes looks like they came out of the...
02-11-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 68,766
Views: 11,091,201
Posted By niliraga

i believe there's a late 70s Schwinn Superior...

i believe there's a late 70s Schwinn Superior hiding out in this NYC listing...

https://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/bik/d/new-york-schwinn-10-speed-bicycle/7275798379.html
02-10-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,204
Posted By niliraga

Yes - and i *think* tubular 700 was OEM for these...

Yes - and i *think* tubular 700 was OEM for these when built, but I will defer to folks who actually know...
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