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09-05-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 460
Posted By L134

Pushups

Pushups
08-19-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2,101
Views: 227,499
Posted By L134

I am aware. I don't generally ride anything...

I am aware. I don't generally ride anything under 28 and have used Major Tom's on three previous builds.
08-18-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2,101
Views: 227,499
Posted By L134

So, it seems Velocity Major Tom's are a viable...

So, it seems Velocity Major Tom's are a viable option. I just got a call yesterday that my special order for two 40 hole rims is ready to ship.
08-06-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2,101
Views: 227,499
Posted By L134

Supposedly one can order Velocity Major Tom's...

Supposedly one can order Velocity Major Tom's with a 40 hole drilling but I've been waiting over 6 months on my special order. First it was their next production run in Feb, then July. Still no...
08-05-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 406
Posted By L134

Is the cable tight with chain on small cog?

Is the cable tight with chain on small cog?
07-28-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4,247
Views: 413,156
Posted By L134

Where are you located? I have this bike: Bianchi...

Where are you located? I have this bike: Bianchi expert - help needed (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1219287-bianchi-expert-help-needed.html)
which I could possibly be talked into...
07-28-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4,247
Views: 413,156
Posted By L134

Pm'd you.

Pm'd you.
07-18-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1,374
Views: 114,562
Posted By L134

Yeah, I use both depending on where I'm going or...

Yeah, I use both depending on where I'm going or coming from. All require care! Not an area for shooting for PR's.
07-18-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1,374
Views: 114,562
Posted By L134

Wondered if that was ever going to happen. ...

Wondered if that was ever going to happen. Checked it out this morning and I don't think I'll be using that north of Upas. I don't like riding between parked cars and the sidewalk. OK on a Sunday...
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By L134

Haha, my brother, an attorney, said something...

Haha, my brother, an attorney, said something like "I thought we had determined that you owed them money" after my update of the situation on a family zoom call. Maybe he wasn't joking.
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By L134

Yes, I think this is indeed the case. My agent...

Yes, I think this is indeed the case. My agent told me that Allstate eliminated claimant advocates (I can't remember the actual title mentioned) that they used to have access to. Said they are...
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By L134

just like cars insurance companies are going to...

just like cars insurance companies are going to give you as little as possible. They donít care if you had a Colnago made from angel bones encrusted with jewels made from unicrown horn that was...
06-22-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 787
Posted By L134

A triple half-step plus granny is my solution. I...

A triple half-step plus granny is my solution. I don't use the half step for progressive shifting but use it for fine tuning cadence. The challenging part is that the best half stepping comes with...
06-07-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By L134

PM'd you.

PM'd you.
06-03-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,195
Posted By L134

I understand but I see used rim, experimental...

I understand but I see used rim, experimental build, front wheel - why spend the $10? Iím an accountant, 30-40% more expensive is something if it is for overkill. But for the parameters mentioned, I...
06-03-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,195
Posted By L134

budget wheel front wheel dynamo hub ...

budget wheel
front wheel
dynamo hub

Unless you have a history of trashing well built wheels, save your money and use straight gauge spokes. Budget build - butted spokes are considerably more...
04-23-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,478
Posted By L134

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/548x351/3e5988c2_3d65_4282_85c1_e8178579e954_4_5005_c_688e1dcf5df65130bdd8f22e39626bad9ef5c0dd.jpeg
1977 somewhere in Washington
04-10-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 669
Posted By L134

fenders for the sand.

fenders for the sand.
Forum: Touring
03-31-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,615
Posted By L134

Except that the OP did discover that can be a...

Except that the OP did discover that can be a false economy in dollars and time. Just saying - it is a real risk. I get it though, my current build I did the same as you but I am building with a...
Forum: Touring
03-31-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,615
Posted By L134

In his book Professional Guide to Wheelbuilding,...

In his book Professional Guide to Wheelbuilding, Roger Musson recommends always measuring the ERD oneself and not to rely on published ERD from any source. It is an excellent, inexpensive book one...
03-18-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,062
Posted By L134

They'd be my choice as well.

They'd be my choice as well.
03-09-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By L134

That's good to know. I was just starting out...

That's good to know. I was just starting out with tubulars and therefore very impressionable. Good to have more options!
03-08-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By L134

I use caffelatex in tubulars. It works well...

I use caffelatex in tubulars. It works well enough for me up to maybe 80 psi. Over that, I don't know - I don't pump anything over that. I wait for first puncture before putting any in, after...
03-02-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,590
Posted By L134

Wasn't somebody looking for 25.5" Treks? ...

Wasn't somebody looking for 25.5" Treks?

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/d/yorba-linda-1984-trek-660-road-bike/7277965144.html
02-22-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4,247
Views: 413,156
Posted By L134

I special ordered a couple 40h Velocity Major...

I special ordered a couple 40h Velocity Major Toms that, supposedly, should be ready soon. Unca_Sam, should the Major Toms ever arrive, I could have a couple 40h Velocity Dyad rims available.
02-18-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 381,161
Posted By L134

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0367_2d9e437d0abf9bb41d555e78e29f749bf66d50d9.jpeg
1983
02-18-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,742
Posted By L134

My experience with sealant is, if I can pump up...

My experience with sealant is, if I can pump up the tire and it will hold air long enough that I can ride it for a bit, sealant will work. If the tire won't hold air at all, sealant is a mess, won't...
02-15-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 947
Posted By L134

I'm always nervous riding or driving out there...

I'm always nervous riding or driving out there (but do occasionally) as you are dealing with the impatient casino crowds. A local postman was killed cycling out there about a year ago by a drunk...
Forum: For Sale
02-15-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,023
Posted By L134

I bought a frame plus some parts (headset, Phil...

I bought a frame plus some parts (headset, Phil BB's, cranks, bars) off ebay a few years ago for $350. If I remember correctly, there were no other bidders. I've got over $2,000 in the build. If I...
02-03-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,160
Posted By L134

I had one of those lying around that I naively...

I had one of those lying around that I naively put on my Atlantis before a 1 week trip on the GDMBR just to get the amazing chain wrap figuring I might accidentally cross chain too much when on my...
01-27-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By L134

I've got about 900 miles in the past year on...

I've got about 900 miles in the past year on these. They are not track rims but they are tubular. I don't baby them, ride them anywhere in traffic etc and have no complaints. Braking for me is just...
01-20-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,357
Posted By L134

Disassembled, cleaned, frame and fork...

Disassembled, cleaned, frame and fork professionally aligned, reassembled:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/first_build_cf4cb8c9fb3cf981af8471e715b5f89f1fb78482.jpg...
01-17-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By L134

Tried again

Tried again
01-17-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By L134

replied

replied
01-16-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By L134

I have 2 SR custom of this style: ...

I have 2 SR custom of this style:
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1067/25983c41_607e_4bb1_9ab0_99974bd0321b_cfc6664a8ebc2df0bc13689e6575c66b391eeec7.jpeg
one is well used...
01-10-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,180
Posted By L134

And, I donít disagree. I believe OP stated 2...

And, I donít disagree. I believe OP stated 2 different trued and dished wheels had the same problem. I think he said he checked the rear triangle using the string method and it was centered. I...
01-09-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,180
Posted By L134

if the problem is because the stays are not of...

if the problem is because the stays are not of equal length and this is not addressed, the rear wheel will be running cockeyed no matter what one does with the dish. The rear axle wonít be...
01-09-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,180
Posted By L134

Have you measured the length of the stays? I...

Have you measured the length of the stays? I think if the nds stay is a bit longer than the ds stay it will cause your problem. If your dropouts are vertical (I can’t tell from pics), I’m not sure...
01-06-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,357
Posted By L134

Yesterday, I finally took possession of the...

Yesterday, I finally took possession of the bicycle in my original post (pictured here as it was upon delivery - and, yes, the fork IS bent). It is obviously a well used bicycle that has been...
Forum: Touring
01-04-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,483
Posted By L134

If my memory is correct, the biggest efficiency...

If my memory is correct, the biggest efficiency difference between the SON and Shimano hubs comes when the lights are off. In the on position, I think the gain is quite small at a large $ cost. I...
01-01-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,396
Posted By L134

I donít know the answers to your questions but...

I donít know the answers to your questions but could be interested in that drum brake if you are looking to get rid of it.

Otherwise, are you expecting to ride beyond the limits of the original...
12-24-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,106
Posted By L134

45/42/26 with a 12-32 9 speed cassette. 47/44/26...

45/42/26 with a 12-32 9 speed cassette. 47/44/26 also good. Give almost perfect half steps? I acknowledge not using it for the ďoriginal purpose.Ē In city traffic I have the ďsimplicityĒ of a...
12-24-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,106
Posted By L134

Yes. To me, the key is to forget about the...

Yes. To me, the key is to forget about the original purpose. My purpose is to fine tune my cadence for grade, wind, or simply how Iím feeling, and sometimes the shift is just about improving the...
12-13-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,357
Posted By L134

Right, which is why I appreciate your insight. ...

Right, which is why I appreciate your insight. The wheels were but a flag that suggested maybe I should be interested when I otherwise would not have been, rightly or wrongly. Thanks again.
12-13-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,357
Posted By L134

Thanks again. Not mine yet, we shall see. I am...

Thanks again. Not mine yet, we shall see. I am waiting to hear back on my discounted offer (because of the wonky fork) on an already low price. This just happened my way and Bianchi had never been on...
12-12-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,357
Posted By L134

https://www.ebay.com/itm/BIANCHI-SPECIALISSIMA-SUP...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/BIANCHI-SPECIALISSIMA-SUPERLEGGERA-FRAME-VINTAGE-CELESTE-80s-STEEL-70s-FRAMESET/303773298438?hash=item46ba4caf06:g:22YAAOSwDnpftSbc
12-11-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,357
Posted By L134

Thank you. Fair is a very generous assessment...

Thank you. Fair is a very generous assessment but I could actually handle it. Browsing on Ebay, I found an 81 superleggerra that looks very similar (the frame) as well as another identified as...
12-11-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,357
Posted By L134

Thanks. The 59 frame size makes some sense. I...

Thanks. The 59 frame size makes some sense. I only had a tape measure in inches and measured 23" (very rough) which works out to about 58.4cm so I am guessing you are right.

I forgot to mention...
12-11-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,357
Posted By L134

Bianchi expert - help needed

I have been asked if I am interested in this Bianchi. I really don't know much of anything about Bianchis but I noted it has tubular wheels so I figured it must not be bottom of the line and worth a...
12-05-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,789
Posted By L134

Iíve had good luck with Veloflex tires. The...

Iíve had good luck with Veloflex tires. The Vittorias Iíve used have also been easy to mount. I do not even consider tires with a reputation for being tight no matter how good the price.
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