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08-07-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 289
Posted By AeroGut

No, this is a relatively early aluminum alloy...

No, this is a relatively early aluminum alloy frame. Cannondale was one of the first large brands to use aluminum widely.
08-06-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,905
Posted By AeroGut

That’s a fun 15 minutes of fame to have. I...

That’s a fun 15 minutes of fame to have.
I remember Bicycling mag getting a lot of criticism for that issue at the time.
07-24-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 554
Posted By AeroGut

I think perhaps you mean “cartridge” BB?

I think perhaps you mean “cartridge” BB?
07-23-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 720
Posted By AeroGut

Two suggestions- 1. Change the title of this...

Two suggestions-
1. Change the title of this thread to include “Bike Center Oxford, Ohio” so people from that area are more likely to look at it
2. If you’re still in the area, stop by MoBo bike...
07-07-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 478
Posted By AeroGut

For the fork, you won’t really know until you...

For the fork, you won’t really know until you open it up, but a lot of those old forks used elastomers (ie rubber) instead of springs. The rubber will be totally decayed by now and it’s very hard to...
07-04-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 478
Posted By AeroGut

Looks like it previously had cantilever brakes so...

Looks like it previously had cantilever brakes so maybe late 90’s? Sticker says it’s 1020 steel which means it’s heavy and low quality. Thruster was a dept store brand. If it’s rideable ride it, but...
07-04-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By AeroGut

the Dutch name for those is “bakfiets” so that’s...

the Dutch name for those is “bakfiets” so that’s generally a good search term. They’re also often called “long John” cargo bikes.
I think they’re cool but have never been able to justify getting...
07-04-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,134
Posted By AeroGut

The non-USA feed is Anthony McCrossan and...

The non-USA feed is Anthony McCrossan and Nicholas Roche. Roche relatively new to the booth (retired from racing just last year I think) and is a bit quiet and sometimes doesn't get where McCrossan...
06-23-22, 05:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 402
Posted By AeroGut

Looking at pictures of the bike, it appears that...

Looking at pictures of the bike, it appears that you could use hose clamps or something like that to attach weights to each side of the fork (like what some bikepackers do with extra gear or water...
06-22-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By AeroGut

I have an 84 as well that I commuted on for many...

I have an 84 as well that I commuted on for many years. Not a head-turner, but rides nicely. I keep thinking of getting rid of it and then find some reason to keep it.
06-11-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 70,459
Views: 11,520,307
Posted By AeroGut

XL Lotus Excelle $120 ...

XL Lotus Excelle $120

https://images.craigslist.org/00G0G_9KDvJHGuc7Iz_0CI0t2_600x450.jpg

https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/bik/d/erlanger-lotus-excelle/7494569959.html
05-18-22, 05:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By AeroGut

Looks like it still has a head badge under the...

Looks like it still has a head badge under the paint. I'd try to scrape that paint off and see what it says. Also, you might get better info over at the CABE.
05-13-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By AeroGut

You're right that the housing is the same on both...

You're right that the housing is the same on both sides, but they're directional in the sense that the housing must be mobile on one side and can be stationary on the other. Assuming the housing...
05-13-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By AeroGut

Then you'd have to make a weird loop in the cable...

Then you'd have to make a weird loop in the cable so that it would pull in the correct direction.
04-18-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,176
Posted By AeroGut

The long cage is visibly much longer. Take a look...

The long cage is visibly much longer. Take a look at pics online and compare to yours and it should be fairly obvious which one it is.
04-18-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,176
Posted By AeroGut

Both of the M8000 rear derailleur options...

Both of the M8000 rear derailleur options indicate a max cog of 46, and the medium cage version only has a total capacity of 39. Usually those specs are a bit conservative, but you may have trouble...
04-16-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By AeroGut

You should be able to tell if it's a Lemond by...

You should be able to tell if it's a Lemond by the geometry - long top tube because of the slack seat tube angle. 1" threadless steerer puts it around 2000 I think.

Other than Lemond, some 853...
04-13-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,093
Posted By AeroGut

Tange Prestige is a very thin-walled tubing (eg...

Tange Prestige is a very thin-walled tubing (eg 0.7/0.4/0.7 top tube), which is great if you're looking for the lightest steel frame possible, but not necessarily ideal for a big guy on a big frame....
03-27-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,731
Posted By AeroGut

I also wouldn't rule out that there were...

I also wouldn't rule out that there were originally eyelets that were cut off prior to the powder coat. Possibly some other changes made at that point too, like bottle cage mounts. No reason to...
Forum: Touring
03-21-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By AeroGut

Here it is on G-map pedometer:...

Here it is on G-map pedometer: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7646095
Forum: Touring
03-17-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By AeroGut

Ohio to Erie Trail alternate bike path route through Cincinnati

PSA for folks riding the Ohio-to-Erie Trail - this winter the Wasson Way bike path was connected to the Murray Path, creating a route between central Cincinnati and the Little Miami/OTE bike path...
03-07-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By AeroGut

some photos would be helpful here. If you did do...

some photos would be helpful here. If you did do something incorrectly in the setup, it's unlikely anyone is going to guess what it was without seeing the setup.
Forum: Touring
02-26-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,136
Posted By AeroGut

For clarification - In the 80's, the Sequoia was...

For clarification - In the 80's, the Sequoia was a sport touring bike with caliper brakes, and the Specialized model competing with the Miyata 1000LT and Trek 720 for loaded touring was the...
02-21-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 673
Posted By AeroGut

Handlebar corrosion to the point of failure is...

Handlebar corrosion to the point of failure is somewhat rare, but not unknown. There was a thread on here about one not too long ago, and a lot of folks from the hot and humid (ie sweaty) southeast...
02-17-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,430
Posted By AeroGut

+1 on this. If they did a delivery scan, it...

+1 on this. If they did a delivery scan, it should have recorded the GPS location, but for some reason that doesn't ever appear in the tracking info, so you have to ask for it, either by phone or in...
02-14-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By AeroGut

I like the mention at the end of the cyclocross...

I like the mention at the end of the cyclocross article to the "version of 'cross" practiced by some Northern Californians that involves "plunging thousands of feet down mountainside trails" on...
02-06-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 21,166
Views: 4,022,536
Posted By AeroGut

So many spokes. . . ...

So many spokes. . .

https://images.craigslist.org/00O0O_aeKDYrOv3vDz_0t20CI_600x450.jpg
02-05-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By AeroGut

What is the fork you are taking off (that the hub...

What is the fork you are taking off (that the hub presumably does fit into)?
02-03-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,336
Posted By AeroGut

Sounds like maybe a treadle drive? And the...

Sounds like maybe a treadle drive? And the chainstay eyelets would be the anchor points for the treadles?
01-26-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 364
Posted By AeroGut

According to the 2018 FSA dealer catalog, that's...

According to the 2018 FSA dealer catalog, that's a 6901 bearing, so I think any 6901 will work. If you ever have to do the rear wheel, it uses two 6001 bearings (DS) in addition to the 6901 (NDS). ...
01-26-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 392
Posted By AeroGut

To elaborate on DorkDisk's comment - using 1994...

To elaborate on DorkDisk's comment - using 1994 as an example (catalog available on retrobike), the rigid fork on the stumpjumper is listed as "DD Tange Chromoly, tapered blades". For the Rockhopper...
Forum: Touring
01-24-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,020
Posted By AeroGut

For the Delaware city portion, there is a trail...

For the Delaware city portion, there is a trail along the C&D canal from Delaware City west to Chesapeake city. You can either return the same way or come back on roads and hit lum's pond state park,...
01-23-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,482
Posted By AeroGut

Based on the title I thought this thread was...

Based on the title I thought this thread was going to be about whether a faux bar is really a type of four-bar or single pivot or neither or both. Discuss.
01-12-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,062
Posted By AeroGut

I found the 28 on a forum post somewhere, so...

I found the 28 on a forum post somewhere, so easily could be wrong. The cassette values came from the specs page in the 1991 Bridgestone catalog for the MB-2, which had the short cage XT rear DR.
01-12-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,062
Posted By AeroGut

Interesting! It's also worth remembering that...

Interesting! It's also worth remembering that even with the triple crank, the total range of these drive trains was still pretty narrow. The one with the short cage derailleur had 24-36-46 chainrings...
01-12-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,070
Posted By AeroGut

I'm one of those who also likes to buy nicer used...

I'm one of those who also likes to buy nicer used stuff rather than new, but it takes patience and time investment to find the good deals. You've got to scour craigslist, pinkbike etc regularly and...
01-12-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,062
Posted By AeroGut

In the early days of Bridgestone MTBs, their...

In the early days of Bridgestone MTBs, their higher end models were specced with short or medium cage derailleurs and triple cranks. But it was considered unusual enough that they included this note...
01-11-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 559
Posted By AeroGut

Minor detail, but isn't "Advent" only 10 sp? I...

Minor detail, but isn't "Advent" only 10 sp? I think the only Microshift 1x11 options are XLE and XCD.
01-11-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,785
Posted By AeroGut

If you want wider range than the XT 11-46...

If you want wider range than the XT 11-46 cassette, the somewhat new Deore M5100 group has an 11-51 cassette option for the 1x11 which fits on a standard shimano freehub. Because it's a newer...
01-01-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 70,459
Views: 11,520,307
Posted By AeroGut

$400 Lemond Buenos Aires in Queens, NY. ...

$400 Lemond Buenos Aires in Queens, NY.

Could be a good deal if the condition is good. I hope that rear rack hasn't crimped the seat stays. Described as 57 cm, but looks more like a 51 ctc to my...
12-14-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By AeroGut

I'm going to argue the case that the number...

I'm going to argue the case that the number ordering isn't indicative of build quality in this case. The M6000 was the 2x10 or 3x10 spd Deore level groupset. The 5100 is a newer 1x11 spd groupset...
12-14-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,561
Posted By AeroGut

I revisited this guy's page after a mention in...

I revisited this guy's page after a mention in the Guardian. For those who are more interested in the bike than the photos, here's the one that shows the bike best I think;
...
Forum: Touring
12-13-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,030
Posted By AeroGut

I have an older SP that I use for commuting and...

I have an older SP that I use for commuting and touring. I have it wired directly to head and tail light without any pass through battery pack. I haven't had any issues with it, and I love not having...
11-30-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By AeroGut

Thanks for the links! Very helpful. Yes, I've got...

Thanks for the links! Very helpful. Yes, I've got the springs in the lever body, And based on the pics in the links, I think I've got all the parts correct. I'm prepping this for sale rather than...
11-30-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By AeroGut

C-Record Syncro II levers

Just need a sanity check that I've got all the parts for these levers, which seem to be Pinarello pantograph C-Record Syncro II from early 90's according to velobase. And if I do have all the parts,...
11-28-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 928
Posted By AeroGut

Crankbrothers offers their Stamp line of pedals...

Crankbrothers offers their Stamp line of pedals in a small size, which is a 100x100 platform with very little additional spindle length:

https://www.crankbrothers.com/products/stamp-1-small
...
11-27-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 213
Posted By AeroGut

Yes, that should work just fine. The cassette...

Yes, that should work just fine. The cassette spacing for SRAM and Shimano 12sp MTB is the same, and the M6100 can handle the 50 tooth large cog just fine.
11-26-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 675
Posted By AeroGut

I recently switched a bike over to 1x and chose...

I recently switched a bike over to 1x and chose the relatively affordable Deore M5100 1x11 offering rather than one of the 1x12, because the big cogs in the 11-51 Deore cassette are 51-45-39. That...
11-26-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By AeroGut

Maybe also just look out for used MTBs with...

Maybe also just look out for used MTBs with wheels in good shape or just used wheels? With disc wheels, you don't have to worry about brake surfaces being worn down, so it's just a question of still...
11-24-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,854
Posted By AeroGut

Since this thread has been revived, here's an...

Since this thread has been revived, here's an example of a Dorado Cycles Sherpa, which has absolutely no connection to Rocky Mountain or Canada, but people occasionally call them Rocky Mountain...
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