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08-22-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 2,755
Posted By Tango1

Between vacation and a broken crank arm - I...

Between vacation and a broken crank arm - I finally started riding on the 10th ..

8/10 - 6. 03 km
8/11 - 4.25 km
8/13 - 29.96 km
8/14 - 5.98 km
8/15 - 11.60 km
8/16 - 15.29 km
8/17 - 15.29...
08-20-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By Tango1

Wish I had a seperate hanger but unfortunately...

Wish I had a seperate hanger but unfortunately it's all one piece on the dropout.
08-20-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By Tango1

Shimano RD-4601 poor shifting

I have a Shimano Tiagra RD-4601 with the Tiagra 12-28 cassette on a used bike.

The rear derailleur was knocking the spokes ever so slightly when I hopped on it and in the largest cog. I figured...
08-19-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 2,755
Posted By Tango1

Between vacation and a broken crank arm - I...

Between vacation and a broken crank arm - I finally started riding on the 10th ..

8/10 - 6. 03 km
8/11 - 4.25 km
8/13 - 29.96 km
8/14 - 5.98 km
8/15 - 11.60 km
8/16 - 15.29 km
8/17 - 15.29...
08-16-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By Tango1

I agree, some amazing paint. I want to order a...

I agree, some amazing paint. I want to order a set of decals - at this point Iím not too worried about historical accuracy and just getting the Kuwahara head badge with the Japanese flag would look...
08-16-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By Tango1

700c for this one, actually missed a Caravan last...

700c for this one, actually missed a Caravan last month when I got COVID. I was pretty miffed, it was in pristine original condition with the original spokes still in the spoke holder on the chain...
08-16-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5,231
Views: 3,692,037
Posted By Tango1

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Something a little different - Kuwahara restomod
08-16-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By Tango1

NBD - Kuwahara Restomod Dropbar

I picked up this bike from a family friend, no identification on it aside from the K pantograph in the seat stay. Serial number is no where to be found, Iím thinking the sandblasting/ powder coating...
08-15-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By Tango1

seeing as itís a 62-63cm frame Iíve ready some...

seeing as itís a 62-63cm frame Iíve ready some builders would thicken up key points such as seat tubes and head tubes as riders are generally heavier and longer stretches of material would be weaker...
08-14-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By Tango1

for the life of me I canít find a serial number...

for the life of me I canít find a serial number on this bike, but I canít find one on my Gardin road bike either. No word on specifics for metal, 26.2 mm seat post but this is a large frame which...
08-14-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 19,571
Views: 2,447,938
Posted By Tango1

Pa ...

Pa
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Park day with the kids in tow
08-13-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By Tango1

Gardin Tour - Unknown Year

Iím looking for a project to turning into a touring / racing bike for next year. Originally I had stumbled on a Bottecchia Professional, likely late 60s, and while it was a beautiful frame I could...
08-10-22, 08:44 PM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 118,011
Posted By Tango1

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Replies: 15
Views: 379
Posted By Tango1

no worries about that, the rider could stand to...

no worries about that, the rider could stand to lose another 40-50lbs then Iíll worry about bike weight lol
Replies: 15
Views: 379
Posted By Tango1

definitely, Iíve seen the fork on a couple late...

definitely, Iíve seen the fork on a couple late 60s but itís always good to have a good once over. Iím of two minds with this bike, either ride as is or throw some knobby tires on for the gravel...
Replies: 15
Views: 379
Posted By Tango1

Appreciate all the response and insight, Iím...

Appreciate all the response and insight, Iím going to check out the bike this weekend. I think itís exactly what Iím looking for in a second (third?)bike
Replies: 15
Views: 379
Posted By Tango1

That will look sharp! How does it ride? What's...

That will look sharp! How does it ride? What's the max tire size you think you might fit on it?
08-09-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1,784
Views: 589,912
Posted By Tango1

I went to see the bike and it needed almost an...

I went to see the bike and it needed almost an entire overhaul. I'm still on the hunt for a good second bike, might have found what I'm looking for in another brand.
Replies: 15
Views: 379
Posted By Tango1

Well I'm glad my suspicions weren't wrong -

Well I'm glad my suspicions weren't wrong -
Replies: 15
Views: 379
Posted By Tango1

Help ID Bottecchia frame?

The hunt continues for a second bike to add to the stable and I found this Bottecchia. Looks in good shape, but I have no idea what model it is. Columbus frame and fork are a good sign.

Frame...
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By Tango1

Guerciotti GLX? with Shimano Arabesque

Found this bike while cruising local classifieds and this came up, its the right size at 62cm frame and I'm a sucker for pantographs. They're asking $500 CAD or $380 USD but being new to the vintage...
07-14-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1,784
Views: 589,912
Posted By Tango1

It amazes me the knowledge some have on this...

It amazes me the knowledge some have on this forum. Thank you!
07-14-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 1,784
Views: 589,912
Posted By Tango1

Looking for a donor bike for another project I...

Looking for a donor bike for another project I stumbled on this Bianchi - it's the only photo but for $60 I'm intrigued. Wondering if anyone has an idea of what it could be, my gut says lower-end...
07-10-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,972
Posted By Tango1

New distance record today - 56km in 2:15 2/7...

New distance record today - 56km in 2:15

2/7 : 48 km
6/7: 10km
7/7: 10km
7/8: 30km
7/10: 56km


MTD: 154 km
07-08-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,972
Posted By Tango1

2/7 : 48 km 6/7: 10km 7/7: 10km 7/8: ...

2/7 : 48 km
6/7: 10km
7/7: 10km
7/8: 30km


MTD: 98 km
Goal: 400 km

YTD: 451 km
07-04-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 73,902
Posted By Tango1

Nothing fancy, two vintage bikes I was fortunate...

Nothing fancy, two vintage bikes I was fortunate enough to have help from a family friend in acquiring. I'm6'3 so these are big frames but I am getting used to the size of them - I'm averaging 100km...
07-02-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,972
Posted By Tango1

2/7 : 48 km MTD: 48 km Goal: 400 km ...

2/7 : 48 km


MTD: 48 km
Goal: 400 km

YTD: 401 km
06-30-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,972
Posted By Tango1

Goal for the month is 400km - trying to keep it...

Goal for the month is 400km - trying to keep it realistic with the amount of vacation and camping coming up this month.

hoping I can also be down 8lbs by end of July as well, Iíll be down to 250...
06-28-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,673
Posted By Tango1

Just did a quick tally and Iíve managed to ride...

Just did a quick tally and Iíve managed to ride 227km (141 miles) this month. I donít think Iíve ever ridden that distance in a year, definitely not since I got my drivers licence.

I have another...
06-28-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,673
Posted By Tango1

Family came down with a wicked flu last week,...

Family came down with a wicked flu last week, luckily not COVID so I managed to only put a few hours in the saddle for a total of 70km. I did manage to set a new record for distance, 36km, and I'm...
06-18-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,438
Posted By Tango1

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06-15-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,751
Posted By Tango1

out of shape isnít wrong - kids and the pandemic...

out of shape isnít wrong - kids and the pandemic havenít helped my waist line which Iím hoping to rectify.
06-15-22, 02:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,751
Posted By Tango1

As soon as I drop to 42 it feels like Iíve lost...

As soon as I drop to 42 it feels like Iíve lost my power. I donít know how else to describe it - on my MTB I can cruise up the same hill but obviously with different gearing. On this bike it just...
06-14-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,751
Posted By Tango1

Yikes, I'll make an appointment

Yikes, I'll make an appointment
06-14-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,751
Posted By Tango1

Mid-1980s Gardin TNT Frame at 63cm 700x23...

Mid-1980s Gardin TNT Frame at 63cm
700x23 Continental Grand Sport Race
126mm at the rear
Upon further review, I'm actually using a 14x28 on the rear.
Biopace 52/42
Shimano 170mm crank, A350 FD...
06-14-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,751
Posted By Tango1

That's an interesting point I didn't think of, my...

That's an interesting point I didn't think of, my resting BPM is around 47-50 and today after a large climb I peaked at 184 ... wonder if that makes following a 'zone' more or less challenging.
06-14-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,751
Posted By Tango1

bamboobike4 You're likely onto something, just...

bamboobike4 You're likely onto something, just get comfortable before worrying about the rest of it.
06-14-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,751
Posted By Tango1

79pmooney Its a 14/24 on the rear I believe....

79pmooney Its a 14/24 on the rear I believe. Thats good to know about training methodology and adapting it to modern technology, it makes sense - of course! At the moment I'm riding 3 days a week and...
06-14-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,751
Posted By Tango1

Tips/Tricks to ride a 52/42 crank set?

So Iím attempting to go all in this year and learn to be a road cyclist - a lot of which involves training in heart rate zones. Iím having a heck of a time trying to keep in an easy Zone 2 pace...
06-14-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,673
Posted By Tango1

Started some formal cycling program this month to...

Started some formal cycling program this month to get into a groove.

June 1-5

38km

June 6-12

68km
06-13-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3,541
Views: 2,459,057
Posted By Tango1

New to road cycling and in a desperate attempt to...

New to road cycling and in a desperate attempt to lose this new dad and pandemic weight Iíve fallen in love with something I had previously dismissed over mountain biking.

Iím 34 years old, 6í4...
06-13-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By Tango1

https://www.blackburndesign.com/p/chicane-stainles...

https://www.blackburndesign.com/p/chicane-stainless-steel-bike-water-bottle-cage/350130000100000004.html

I went with the Chicane from Blackburn - it was about the best I could find locally.
06-12-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 19,571
Views: 2,447,938
Posted By Tango1

No pictures but misjudged the weather and ended...

No pictures but misjudged the weather and ended up riding 30km in thunderstorms this morning. Good thing about rain is once youíre wet, you canít get much wetter.
06-09-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 19,571
Views: 2,447,938
Posted By Tango1

Another spot in my commute today on the Gardin ...

Another spot in my commute today on the Gardin


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06-07-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 19,571
Views: 2,447,938
Posted By Tango1

First day doing a beginners cycling program, of...

First day doing a beginners cycling program, of course itís pouring rain outside over my lunch break so I busted out my Peugeot with fenders and at least I could get the kilometres in.

...
06-06-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 14,377
Posted By Tango1

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Not quite as artistic as some others in this...
06-06-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1,521
Views: 165,278
Posted By Tango1

Thanks for the tip! I chose nylon as that was...

Thanks for the tip! I chose nylon as that was what was available for a reasonable price. I just can't see the justification to spend $120 for two straps of leather but I will keep my eye out! Amazon...
06-06-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,076
Posted By Tango1

How do you find the bar end shifters? I'm...

How do you find the bar end shifters? I'm considering a drop bar conversion over the winter.
06-06-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,076
Posted By Tango1

I'm guilty of ordering cheap Amazon accessories...

I'm guilty of ordering cheap Amazon accessories to test fitment. In this photo I've used Amazon quill stem adaptor, cheap 50mm stem, and 720mm bars.

It's all I have for photos at the moment.

...
06-06-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 1,521
Views: 165,278
Posted By Tango1

Put on a set of MKS AR3 pedals with toe clips....

Put on a set of MKS AR3 pedals with toe clips. Talk about finnicky to get your shoes into.

...
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