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03-31-23, 05:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 781
Posted By ehcoplex

A few coats of tung oil, some wax.... There's...

A few coats of tung oil, some wax.... There's something (unexpected, to my eye..) really cool and beautiful about the raw steel look. I've seen raw steel frames that have been media blasted, and...
03-31-23, 11:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 454
Posted By ehcoplex

Wow, that's neat- especially the crank/chainring!

Wow, that's neat- especially the crank/chainring!
03-30-23, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By ehcoplex

I suspect your best/cheapest way to just try it...

I suspect your best/cheapest way to just try it out/experiment is a wheel set from Cycles Toussaint...
03-30-23, 12:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 781
Posted By ehcoplex

Interesting- I just did a search for blue...

Interesting- I just did a search for blue holdsworths and this came up. From the Holdsworth 'reboot' offerings, but very close to the paint traces on my frame......
03-30-23, 06:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,202
Posted By ehcoplex

Luckily no cork in the DT, but it does still have...

Luckily no cork in the DT, but it does still have the wood plug in the steerer tube...
...
03-29-23, 03:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,202
Posted By ehcoplex

Exactly....! In spite of swearing I'd never...

Exactly....! In spite of swearing I'd never 'hand' strip a frame again after the Valgan I did last year I ended up spending most of today hand stripping my Holdsworth. My plan is to tung (or linseed)...
03-29-23, 02:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 781
Posted By ehcoplex

After the Valgan I did last summer I swore,...

After the Valgan I did last summer I swore, SWORE, I'd never strip a frame chemically/by hand again..... But, well, after striking out on finding a blaster locally who would do it.... Several hours...
03-28-23, 01:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,202
Posted By ehcoplex

Perhaps paths will cross on the road sometime!

Perhaps paths will cross on the road sometime!
03-28-23, 01:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,202
Posted By ehcoplex

Western- over by Franklin/Unadilla. Technically...

Western- over by Franklin/Unadilla. Technically outside the Catskills, I guess it's more the 'foothills'.
03-28-23, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2,931
Views: 808,670
Posted By ehcoplex

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03-27-23, 04:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,202
Posted By ehcoplex

Mentally playing around with ideas for this...

Mentally playing around with ideas for this build.... This black drillium chainring (temporarily living on my Valgan) and these black hammered fenders from a bike I got rid of would look pretty nice...
03-27-23, 01:10 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 11,905
Posted By ehcoplex

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'81 Peugeot TH8
03-27-23, 01:05 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,801
Posted By ehcoplex

Current incarnation- built up some fresh wheels...

Current incarnation- built up some fresh wheels with some Phil Wood tandem hubs I scored pretty cheap and a set of NOS Mavic Mod 4 rims. Tight squeeze with 38c tires and fenders, but it works. The...
03-27-23, 12:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,202
Posted By ehcoplex

Yup- got one on my '72 PX-10. Essential kit for...

Yup- got one on my '72 PX-10. Essential kit for Catskills riding....
03-27-23, 08:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,202
Posted By ehcoplex

A few more shots of the frame. Pretty crusty, and...

A few more shots of the frame. Pretty crusty, and IMO the white doesn't wear patina well, so I'll repaint. Still don't know what I'll do with this one, build-wise. ...
03-26-23, 08:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 295
Posted By ehcoplex

Looks like the vintage cannondale site does still...

Looks like the vintage cannondale site does still offer aluminum guides. Not cheap, tho' (I seem to remember them being less than half this when I got a set for my T900 a couple years ago...!
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03-26-23, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 295
Posted By ehcoplex

The cable guides are held in place by 2 little...

The cable guides are held in place by 2 little plastic pegs- kinda like the way various panels are held in place on a car. I'd guess the pegs probably broke, but it's possible they got pushed into...
03-26-23, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By ehcoplex

This, exactly! Well, maybe not the brifters bit...

This, exactly! Well, maybe not the brifters bit (for me)....
03-24-23, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2,931
Views: 808,670
Posted By ehcoplex

'72 PX-10 before- ...

'72 PX-10

before-

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after-
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03-24-23, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2,931
Views: 808,670
Posted By ehcoplex

'87 Trek 400t before- ...

'87 Trek 400t

before-

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after-
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03-23-23, 07:06 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 11,905
Posted By ehcoplex

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03-21-23, 01:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,202
Posted By ehcoplex

....like I need a hole in the head.....! (PX-10)

....but I couldn't resist rescuing another PX-10. '69, I think. Total basket case, frame quite rough, but sound. Seller planned to restore, but realized it was going to be a bigger job than he wanted...
03-17-23, 07:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 493
Posted By ehcoplex

I bought tires from Grand Bois (IIRC the shipping...

I bought tires from Grand Bois (IIRC the shipping wasn't bad at all, and surprisingly fast), and have also considered getting rims. I can't remember why I decided against the rims- I think the...
03-10-23, 08:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 621
Posted By ehcoplex

Oh no, is this thread now going to turn into a...

Oh no, is this thread now going to turn into a heated debate about the pros and cons of 'knitting' a wheel vs 'lacing' a wheel, and how one method is much stronger and more durable and the other...
03-10-23, 07:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 621
Posted By ehcoplex

That is some crazy cog choice going on with that...

That is some crazy cog choice going on with that freewheel...

Slight tangent- if you haven't already, check out this gear calculator (https://www.gear-calculator.com). I've found it extremely...
03-07-23, 06:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,121
Posted By ehcoplex

I think by 'new' the OP meant 'new to him' not...

I think by 'new' the OP meant 'new to him' not brand new?
03-07-23, 07:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 638
Posted By ehcoplex

There are always some things I want/need when the...

There are always some things I want/need when the sales come along- and then I end up adding things I don't really need (but convince myself I will need.... someday...) that I add to the order to hit...
03-06-23, 06:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,518
Posted By ehcoplex

One is 13-15-17-20-24-30, the other is...

One is 13-15-17-20-24-30, the other is 13-15-18-21-26-32, both give me pretty nice half-step+granny ranges.
03-06-23, 04:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,518
Posted By ehcoplex

Thanks to some cogs from pastorbobnlnh I've now...

Thanks to some cogs from pastorbobnlnh I've now got 2 very nice New Winner freewheels with great ranges (for me & my environs)!
...
03-06-23, 04:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 638
Posted By ehcoplex

No guarantee, of course, but it really does seem...

No guarantee, of course, but it really does seem like they have a full site, 25-30% sale at least every 6 months, if not more often. They even had a 20% off on gift cards in November, and then in...
03-06-23, 01:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 638
Posted By ehcoplex

Oh, I know... Not good for the bank account, but...

Oh, I know... Not good for the bank account, but ya gotta spend to save, right?
03-06-23, 10:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 699
Posted By ehcoplex

Holy moly, $45!? Here are some from Velo Orange...

Holy moly, $45!? Here are some from Velo Orange (https://velo-orange.com/collections/seatposts-and-saddles/products/velo-orange-saddle-loops) for considerably less (especially as they're having a...
03-06-23, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 638
Posted By ehcoplex

PSA: Velo Orange 30% sale

Through 3/13/23, code SPRING30

I recall someone recently looking for 126mm freewheel hubs (https://velo-orange.com/collections/hubs/products/grand-cru-high-flange-freewheel-hub-126mm)....
03-04-23, 07:47 PM
Replies: 1,015
Views: 328,443
Posted By ehcoplex

One one of my bikes with an Acorn bag I do the...

One one of my bikes with an Acorn bag I do the straps on the bottom, the rack 'tombstone' in the slot (can't tell if the Cardiff bag has the tombstone slot...) and a couple cord loops with those...
03-04-23, 07:43 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,513
Posted By ehcoplex

Agree about the Soma 42s being nice- they feel...

Agree about the Soma 42s being nice- they feel significantly better than the Grand Bois Hetres, IMO. How they wear is yet to be determined... Alas, they've been 'out of stock' for quite a while now.
03-04-23, 04:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 699
Posted By ehcoplex

Agree- and now some of the sprung ones have a...

Agree- and now some of the sprung ones have a combination of chrome springs AND black rails, which is particularly unattractive (to me, at least)..
03-04-23, 12:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 699
Posted By ehcoplex

I had thought the Pro was discontinued, but...

I had thought the Pro was discontinued, but apparently not...! B-17 is cheaper, and I've been fine with them. Depending on how you tote stuff around on your bike, the bag-loops can be handy. My '72...
03-04-23, 07:10 AM
Replies: 1,015
Views: 328,443
Posted By ehcoplex

Headpost , an FYI/PSA.... Soma has a -35% sale...

Headpost , an FYI/PSA.... Soma has a -35% sale going on of some brands they carry, including Cardiff. Discount code is '353535' apparenlty good through Monday. No idea of the quality, or attachment...
03-03-23, 06:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 520
Posted By ehcoplex

no advice to offer, but that Mercian looks great...

no advice to offer, but that Mercian looks great with the upright bars! Well, looks pretty great with the drops, too..
03-03-23, 06:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 669
Posted By ehcoplex

I'll say that if you're young-ish and riding on...

I'll say that if you're young-ish and riding on decent roads, fat tires/650b probably makes little sense. High quality, skinny-but-supple 700c tires ought to be just fine. It's when the roads are...
03-03-23, 04:50 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 37,048
Posted By ehcoplex

Wow, the lugs on that are spectacular.

Wow, the lugs on that are spectacular.
03-03-23, 04:48 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 37,048
Posted By ehcoplex

Well, reddish-brown*, and the bell is gold! ...

Well, reddish-brown*, and the bell is gold!

*and so is the chicken.....
...
03-03-23, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 270
Posted By ehcoplex

Ah, typo in my OP- the rims are Mavic Module 4,...

Ah, typo in my OP- the rims are Mavic Module 4, not Module E! They ain't light- in fact probably even overkill for this tandem/team. But the price was right. The rear Phil hub is threaded for a disk,...
03-03-23, 12:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 669
Posted By ehcoplex

I've currently got a PX-10 and a Trek 400T that...

I've currently got a PX-10 and a Trek 400T that have I've done 650b conversions on. I definitely feel the differences between the frames in terms of 'liveliness', how they handle/track, etc. I'm not...
03-01-23, 09:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,553
Posted By ehcoplex

Hah, even back in the day when my body could...

Hah, even back in the day when my body could handle it..... I started out a solo cycling tour in Europe with the intention of mostly camping, but after a few wet nights tenting I got hip to the youth...
03-01-23, 07:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,771
Posted By ehcoplex

"Bike Trends and Spending Money"..... My...

"Bike Trends and Spending Money".....
My solution has generally been no money, no spending.....so...... no 'trending'!
03-01-23, 04:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,513
Posted By ehcoplex

Drivers in the US, overall, are awful, but Boston...

Drivers in the US, overall, are awful, but Boston has always seemed to be in a league of it's own....! (no doubt the city's layout and traffic 'engineering' greatly contribute, but still......)
03-01-23, 08:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,553
Posted By ehcoplex

I'm really hoping to get in some light touring...

I'm really hoping to get in some light touring trips this season. It's been decades since I did any real touring. I'll probably forego the camping bit this time- I'm not sure my body can handle...
02-27-23, 10:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,553
Posted By ehcoplex

The original calipers donít have the reach for...

The original calipers donít have the reach for 650b, and the lever swap was for comfort.
02-27-23, 07:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,553
Posted By ehcoplex

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x1400/400t_fenders_03_7bff9add809751795e030ef4dc24a3c9ee9372ca.jpg

Fenders installed...... finally.... For whatever reason, these were the...
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