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10-03-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By jamesdak

Well not to that extent. I did miss out on a...

Well not to that extent. I did miss out on a $400 British Racing Trike that was listed locally a couple of years ago here in Utah. Just wasn't able to take off work that day to go get it and it...
10-02-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 862
Posted By jamesdak

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10-02-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 862
Posted By jamesdak

:twitchy: ...

:twitchy:
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10-02-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 35,313
Posted By jamesdak

Well....like the bikes they just keep coming in. ...

Well....like the bikes they just keep coming in.

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And there's probably 10 more...
10-01-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 19,571
Views: 2,447,968
Posted By jamesdak

How about this picture from right after my ride? ...

How about this picture from right after my ride? Missed this beauty by about an inch as I turned into the road I live on at high speed. There's been a construction company tearing up the area all...
10-01-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 862
Posted By jamesdak

Well this one may not be the pinnacle but it is...

Well this one may not be the pinnacle but it is the one I'd call the most advanced of the eighty-some steel bikes that have passed through my hands. The headtube is pointed, the top tube is flattened...
10-01-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5,400
Views: 612,604
Posted By jamesdak

The celeste shift cable housing came in so I...

The celeste shift cable housing came in so I swapped out the old original coiled housing on the RD with the new Jagwire housing and a new cable. Also made a minor brake adjustment too. Tempted to...
09-30-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 71,702
Views: 11,670,266
Posted By jamesdak

Or is that "enable"? LOL. I can just imagine...

Or is that "enable"? LOL. I can just imagine what that would feel like on these rough chipseal roads but man is that thing HAWT!
09-30-22, 03:40 PM
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Posted By jamesdak

So this morning the ride was up Snowbasin Mt to...

So this morning the ride was up Snowbasin Mt to see the colors. There's an old abandoned road leading up to the resort that's still in decent shape for using a road bike on. Quads were sore from...
09-29-22, 07:33 PM
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Posted By jamesdak

:love::love::love:

:love::love::love:
09-29-22, 06:26 PM
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Posted By jamesdak

They're just beginning, soon it'll be like this. ...

They're just beginning, soon it'll be like this.

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09-29-22, 02:41 PM
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Posted By jamesdak

Found some play on the BB of the Raliegh Team USA...

Found some play on the BB of the Raliegh Team USA as I was doing a preride check on it. Pulled off the one crank arm, adjusted the BB, and then reinstalled the arm.
I'll have to keep an eye on this...
09-29-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 19,571
Views: 2,447,968
Posted By jamesdak

Ok, I knew today was going to be tough. Was...

Ok, I knew today was going to be tough. Was planning on heading up to the most northern part of the valley with the Team USA. Wanted to see the changing colors up close. I'd done this before on my...
09-29-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 466
Posted By jamesdak

Nice! I do feel cheated though. Mine...

Nice!

I do feel cheated though. Mine does not have the white dots. Tempted to fill them in with red now, LOL!
...
09-28-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 71,702
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Posted By jamesdak

Here's the gem at a great price. These are TSX...

Here's the gem at a great price. These are TSX tubed and are freaking amazing on the road.
09-28-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 466
Posted By jamesdak

Hmmm.... I think this saddle kicks it up a notch...

Hmmm.... I think this saddle kicks it up a notch look wise.

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09-28-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 19,571
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Posted By jamesdak

And some pics of the star for the day. ...

And some pics of the star for the day. Completely different from the bike I was on yesterday except they both happen to have the same type saddle.
...
09-28-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 19,571
Views: 2,447,968
Posted By jamesdak

Well today was nice morning out on the old Team...

Well today was nice morning out on the old Team USA. Was able to take it places I don't ride the normal road bikes.
...
09-27-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 19,571
Views: 2,447,968
Posted By jamesdak

I've got the rest of the week off so hopefully...

I've got the rest of the week off so hopefully I'll ride and shoot pics each morning. Today I went all the way around the reservoir. I don't usually ride the one side because it's busier and such...
Replies: 21
Views: 509
Posted By jamesdak

Well I'm a professed Lemond bike nut and have...

Well I'm a professed Lemond bike nut and have always wanted one of these. That is the best model of the Team Lemond bikes. For $600 bucks I'd take the gamble myself although I would offer less at...
09-27-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 7,750
Views: 866,898
Posted By jamesdak

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

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Celeste saddle for this.
09-26-22, 09:20 PM
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Views: 11,670,266
Posted By jamesdak

Wow, that color is HOT!! I see all black...

Wow, that color is HOT!! I see all black Campagnolo parts, black cockpit, and around 40mm CF rims just to let that color pop!
09-26-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 767
Posted By jamesdak

Still sorting this out. Bianchi saddle today. ...

Still sorting this out. Bianchi saddle today. Once the small bit of celeste shift cable housing comes in I'll replace the old and swap on some new shift cables.
...
09-25-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 19,571
Views: 2,447,968
Posted By jamesdak

Lazy Sunday ride that was all about the stars....

Lazy Sunday ride that was all about the stars. The Kirk bike (star of the stable), the Shooting Star Garage, and the Star Route Garage featured today.

...
09-25-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 453
Posted By jamesdak

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This is an Ultegra 9 speed RD...
09-25-22, 06:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 453
Posted By jamesdak

I can say for sure that the old Simplex shifters...

I can say for sure that the old Simplex shifters will cover up to an 11 speed cassette.

If you are just barely falling short with your current setup try running cable housing liner over the part...
09-25-22, 06:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,083
Posted By jamesdak

???

???
09-24-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19,571
Views: 2,447,968
Posted By jamesdak

Also ran into these by the Shooting Star Saloon...

Also ran into these by the Shooting Star Saloon on my second ride today.

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09-24-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 19,571
Views: 2,447,968
Posted By jamesdak

Second ride on the Kuwahara count, pulled the...

Second ride on the Kuwahara count, pulled the Bianchi in, jumped on this, and headed out for another 25 miles. Two completely different bikes. This one is several pounds heavier, fatter tires,...
09-24-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 19,571
Views: 2,447,968
Posted By jamesdak

Today was about getting more miles on the two...

Today was about getting more miles on the two 80's bikes I'm still sorting out. 25 miles each. First was the Bianchi Trofeo. Late start today due to the cold temps. This bike feels fast and agile...
09-24-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 19,571
Views: 2,447,968
Posted By jamesdak

Dang Drillium Dude glad it wasn't serious and...

Dang Drillium Dude glad it wasn't serious and hope you heal up fast.
09-24-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 466
Posted By jamesdak

This morning's changes before another test ride. ...

This morning's changes before another test ride. Put on a black Gyes leather saddle and some Vittoria Corsa G 700 x 30 tires. Usually these tires have measured larger than size but on these Mavic G...
09-24-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5,400
Views: 612,604
Posted By jamesdak

This morning I just made a few changes on the...

This morning I just made a few changes on the Kuwahara. Swapped the GP 4000s 700 x 28 for some new Vittoria Corsa G 2.0 700 x 30 (couldn't find 700 x 32 in stock anywhere) hoping they'd be a bit...
09-23-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5,400
Views: 612,604
Posted By jamesdak

Just minor stuff today. First off did some final...

Just minor stuff today. First off did some final dialing in of the derailleurs on the 85 Bianchi. I also put a new chain on it. Planning to take this one out again tomorrow.
...
09-23-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,663
Posted By jamesdak

Ok so now you've got to try Superbe shifting and...

Ok so now you've got to try Superbe shifting and I've got to try NR/SR and report back. ;)

Curious about the brakes too though. I'm running the CB-4700 on my Team USA "gravel" rider and the...
09-23-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,663
Posted By jamesdak

I think they are gorgeous and work great when set...

I think they are gorgeous and work great when set up right.

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Everyone should...
09-23-22, 06:28 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,663
Posted By jamesdak

Mmmmm, hmmmm...... next thing you'll be telling...

Mmmmm, hmmmm...... next thing you'll be telling us is that Delta brakes work. :innocent:

But seriously, I have to admit I've never ridden the high end Campagnolo stuff from the same period as...
09-23-22, 06:18 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,663
Posted By jamesdak

Good gawd man, riding a combination like that is...

Good gawd man, riding a combination like that is just asking for the bike to explode under you, like riding carbon fiber!!! :eek:

:rolleyes: :D
09-23-22, 06:15 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,663
Posted By jamesdak

Hey I'm doing my part to keep 'er goin'. This...

Hey I'm doing my part to keep 'er goin'. This kind of silly threads are fun because sprinkled in all the fannism (is this a word?) are a few gems of truth. :D
09-22-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,663
Posted By jamesdak

:foo: So if you're savvy doesn't that make you a...

:foo: So if you're savvy doesn't that make you a superior racer, so same thing?

I mean IDK, which means I must not be savvy or superior. LOL!!! :D
09-22-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 466
Posted By jamesdak

It's one end of the braze-on's for holding spare...

It's one end of the braze-on's for holding spare spokes. Other end behind the crank. If spokes are carried there it also serves to protect against chainslap.
09-22-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 466
Posted By jamesdak

Thanks! It does photograph better looking than it...

Thanks! It does photograph better looking than it actually is, paint has a lot of honest wear to it. But man, right now it's in the garage because I've been working on it in the evenings. When I...
09-22-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,663
Posted By jamesdak

Oh, that's a good little tibit about the parts...

Oh, that's a good little tibit about the parts being interchangeable!

Ironically from my small experience I've seen the opposite. The Victory RD on my 1985ish Colnago Super was a mess when I...
09-22-22, 04:25 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,663
Posted By jamesdak

Ah, so maybe the answer is here. Racers make up a...

Ah, so maybe the answer is here. Racers make up a minuscule amount of all the bike riders. So Suntour IS best overall. :D
09-22-22, 04:22 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,663
Posted By jamesdak

:foo:

:foo:
09-21-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,663
Posted By jamesdak

So savvy?? I mean it's pretty much the same...

So savvy?? I mean it's pretty much the same thing.

:p
09-21-22, 05:31 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,663
Posted By jamesdak

Well in the spirit of keeping this fun rollin'...

Well in the spirit of keeping this fun rollin' along.....;)

So you're saying that a rider that figured out how to compensate for an imprecise, inadequate shifting system was superior to a rider...
09-20-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 466
Posted By jamesdak

Funny thing is I just recently pulled sidepulls...

Funny thing is I just recently pulled sidepulls off a Bianchi and Peugeot because they didn't brake well nor stayed centered well. These worked great on the test ride but they do have modern pads...
09-20-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 767
Posted By jamesdak

After I got done with the Kuwahara Count this...

After I got done with the Kuwahara Count this evening I went back over this Bianchi with some Meguiar's polish and was able to kick up the overall sheen another notch or two over what the Turtle Wax...
09-20-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,358
Posted By jamesdak

LOL, right! My outlet for selling is...

LOL, right!

My outlet for selling is KSL.com, the online equivalent to local paper ads. Limited market and it can take awhile but I deal in cash, make no profit, and get to see the buyers smile...
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