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09-25-23, 12:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,022
Posted By Dfrost

That seems like an odd and rather short spoke...

That seems like an odd and rather short spoke length. I vaguely recall that my 650B wheels (Pacenti Brevet rims, similar to older rims like Araya, Shimano 600 tri-color hubs) used spokes around...
09-10-23, 12:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 627
Posted By Dfrost

I lube the chains whenever they start chirping...

I lube the chains whenever they start chirping and check for chain ďstretchĒ at that time (replace at 0.05% - usually at around 3500 miles), rear tire gets replaced with the previous front when itís...
09-10-23, 12:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,595
Posted By Dfrost

Not “hated”, but one that never grabbed the ol’...

Not “hated”, but one that never grabbed the ol’ heart strings like others.

I really, really tried to love this 2003 Rivendell Rambouillet as my only bike for a decade with thousands of miles and a...
08-30-23, 01:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By Dfrost

Doesn’t have to be a wheel from a Miyata. But you...

Doesn’t have to be a wheel from a Miyata. But you probably won’t find a matching Araya 700C rim. H+Sons tb14 are quite similar in shape and looks, widely available and excellent quality, but might be...
08-29-23, 12:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,262
Posted By Dfrost

Any post that has two bolts, arrayed...

Any post that has two bolts, arrayed front-to-back, clamping the rails will have every fine tilt adjustment, There are quite a few out there meeting that description, but they typically have zero to...
08-12-23, 12:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,218
Posted By Dfrost

Iím very happy with Compass (now Rene Herse)...

Iím very happy with Compass (now Rene Herse) tires with EL casings, in each of the four sizes Iíve had, ever since they were introduced years ago. The Gugificazione! Miyata 912 uses the 28mm Chinook...
08-02-23, 11:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By Dfrost

Calling gugie, who made this nice one for me, as...

Calling gugie, who made this nice one for me, as well as adding the braze-on posts (and a bunch more using just the fork). I highly recommend his version of a stem-mounted decaleur as well.
...
07-04-23, 12:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 653
Posted By Dfrost

Another vote for a stem-mounted decaleur from ...

Another vote for a stem-mounted decaleur from gugie with integrated cable stop. Had the same issue on the Miyata with Gugificazione!, solved beautifully. He did mine with tubes going up, since my...
06-06-23, 11:58 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,827
Posted By Dfrost

Great thread! 1. Counted cars driving over a...

Great thread!

1. Counted cars driving over a Colorado pass in the middle of the night.
Made and tested the prototypes for the parachute buckle still used in F-16’s.
Designed and applied the test...
05-25-23, 12:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 491
Posted By Dfrost

An easy way to measure tire clearance gaps is...

An easy way to measure tire clearance gaps is with a set of metric L-shaped allen wrenches. The fattest wrench that fits all the way through = gap. (@gugie knows this as well as anyone, but he held...
05-14-23, 11:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 996
Posted By Dfrost

I’m 74 YO and riding the same size frames as when...

I’m 74 YO and riding the same size frames as when I was 30 YO. In fact, one of them is the same frame (‘79 25”/63cm Miyata 912 that I purchased new back then). I’ve lost about 1-1/2” in overall...
04-27-23, 12:21 AM
03-31-23, 01:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 664
Posted By Dfrost

Do you already have a lead on the two bikes...

Do you already have a lead on the two bikes mentioned, in your size? If not, then youíre significantly limiting your options, especially within your time frame.

polymorphself has identified a...
03-09-23, 01:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,484
Posted By Dfrost

I get spokes from Universal Cycles. They...

I get spokes from Universal Cycles. They currently seem to have lots of DT Competition DB in many sizes, a few DT Revolutions (thinned centers than Comps), some Sapim, and very few Wheelsmith:
...
03-03-23, 03:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 925
Posted By Dfrost

My beloved ‘87 Marinoni SLX Sports Tourer (i.e.,...

My beloved ‘87 Marinoni SLX Sports Tourer (i.e., longer chainstays but still on the “racier” side of sports touring) works wonderfully with 700x32’s (over 10,000 miles through the last decade), and...
02-19-23, 02:19 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 22,748
Posted By Dfrost

South of Bend, OR, on one of the many great rides...

South of Bend, OR, on one of the many great rides in that area.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Bicycles/Davids-Bicycles/i-3nNvmgT/0/d8fc3932/L/CA_10161413284152-L.jpg...
02-06-23, 02:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,264
Posted By Dfrost

Notable in 2018 was the bike exchange(?) between...

Notable in 2018 was the bike exchange(?) between gugie and Andy_K, from which Andy Antipas emerged the winner:
...
02-01-23, 02:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,111
Posted By Dfrost

The Seattle Space Needle, modeled in old bike...

The Seattle Space Needle, modeled in old bike parts. These were made by a very clever mechanic at Bike Works (https://bikeworks.org) as table centerpieces for their annual big fundraiser dinner and...
11-20-22, 01:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,452
Posted By Dfrost

There are SO many things about that Huffy...

There are SO many things about that Huffy Aerowind that truly had me LOL! 😂

Can’t wait to see that one decked out in your usual Campy 10x3, maybe on an inverted Soma Hwy One bar. It really needs...
11-06-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,092
Posted By Dfrost

Another Nitto Noodle fan here. Theyíre (42cm) on...

Another Nitto Noodle fan here. Theyíre (42cm) on both my bikes, no downside that I sense, although I didnít care for the 44cm version; 40cm would probably be ďidealĒ for narrow-shouldered me.
...
11-06-22, 12:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,958
Posted By Dfrost

Looks like your using the FD with a braze-on...

Looks like your using the FD with a braze-on mount, and a 42T big ring. Is that correct?

That’s not typically a compatible combination, since braze-on FD mounts are normally used with big rings...
10-29-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,052
Posted By Dfrost

Here’s the 1979 Miyata 912, of which the famed...

Here’s the 1979 Miyata 912, of which the famed Torch Master of Beaverton only had the front fork since the initial plan was just low-rider mounts.

A Velo-Cult inspiration extended that request to:...
10-14-22, 11:57 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,972
Posted By Dfrost

Rear: Sachs New Success - Medium cage works...

Rear: Sachs New Success - Medium cage works nicely with the triples demanded by the terrain and my old legs. Iíve got a bunch of Ďem ďjust in caseĒ but have never needed to replace anything. (Hope...
10-05-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,433
Posted By Dfrost

Calling good friend and frequent C&V contributor ...

Calling good friend and frequent C&V contributor RiddleOfSteel for that one. He’s done lots of rebuilds/updates, and loves Schwinns as working canvases (as well as older Treks).

Lots of good...
08-31-22, 01:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By Dfrost

Two sets of 600 tri-color hubs on my bikes, one...

Two sets of 600 tri-color hubs on my bikes, one with tb14 rims just mentioned, the other with Pacenti Brevet. Both are lovely rims. If I had to pick, I’d probably choose the Brevets as my favorite...
08-19-22, 12:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By Dfrost

I have one of those (likely rare) frames. My ‘87...

I have one of those (likely rare) frames. My ‘87 Marinoni Sports Tourer just clears true 32mm (about 3mm clearance for these Compass that measure 32.5) with short reach calipers. Pads need to be all...
08-17-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,737
Posted By Dfrost

Another great Andy_K bike build! Were you...

Another great Andy_K bike build!

Were you able to find shorter crank arms for this?
08-14-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,883
Posted By Dfrost

The benefit of butted spokes is not due to weight...

The benefit of butted spokes is not due to weight reduction. It’s the stretch in the thinner portion so there’s much less stress on the spoke elbow (where most spoke failures occur) and the hub...
08-13-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 353,584
Posted By Dfrost

Yup, and you typically gain room for fenders on a...

Yup, and you typically gain room for fenders on a bike that doesnít have room over decently fat 27Ē/700Cís. I use short reach calipers with 700ís (pads at the bottom of the slots), and Tektro 556...
08-13-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,883
Posted By Dfrost

This is where I get my spokes on-line. Looks like...

This is where I get my spokes on-line. Looks like they have plenty of inventory between their various locations.

https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/index.php?category=198
08-13-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,274
Posted By Dfrost

No problem using a tube one size smaller in...

No problem using a tube one size smaller in width. Pretty common approach.
08-02-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By Dfrost

What’s not working? What would result in more...

What’s not working?
What would result in more enjoyment for the bike in question?
Is it comfortable, and a good fit for you?
Are you planning to actually ride this bike off-road on challenging...
08-01-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 804
Posted By Dfrost

A slight (but important) correction: You should...

A slight (but important) correction: You should look for front derailleurs with a 28.6mm clamp (not 26.8 as mentioned in Post #8). As mentioned previously, you could ask with a WTB in the C&V Sales...
08-01-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 804
Posted By Dfrost

non-fixie sums up 650B pretty well. For me, it...

non-fixie sums up 650B pretty well. For me, it was the means to use fat tires at significantly lower pressures, and gain room for fenders while my dedicated fender bike (the Miyata) was down for it’s...
07-31-22, 12:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 804
Posted By Dfrost

Any of those should work fine with Shimano...

Any of those should work fine with Shimano brifters, and there’s nothing wrong with them. There’s essentially no change in shifting quality between them. I’d chose any of those older versions over a...
07-30-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 804
Posted By Dfrost

Sounds like you have the perfect bike for your...

Sounds like you have the perfect bike for your desires in that Trek 600! Lots of folks around C&V have used that as a brilliant base for their bikes.

Iím surprised to be the first to link this...
07-26-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,807
Posted By Dfrost

Iíve been using Compass/RH ultralight casings in...

Iíve been using Compass/RH ultralight casings in 700x28, 700x32, and 650Bx38 for a over 20,000 miles between three bikes (four wheel sets including wifeís), riding all over the PNW and extensively on...
07-22-22, 12:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,058
Posted By Dfrost

Caught it, went back to see if there was more,...

Caught it, went back to see if there was more, but no. The Slovenian mountains are certainly spectacular!
07-14-22, 12:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By Dfrost

My build notes say that the Flag triple (46-36-24...

My build notes say that the Flag triple (46-36-24 rings) on the Miyata is on a 110mm UN-55, with a 3mm DS spacer, giving a 148mm Q-factor.

It’s a very nice crankset, assuming that the likely...
06-28-22, 11:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,401
Posted By Dfrost

Bikes and Bakeries

Continuing the theme of Bikes and B…, let’s see your bike at a bakery, boulangerie, or similar source of sweets.
Andy_K is visiting for our hopefully annual again bikes and Mariners-Orioles...
06-24-22, 12:05 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,018
Posted By Dfrost

Several on Puget Sound: Lincoln Park close...

Several on Puget Sound:

Lincoln Park close to home in West Seattle with Fauntleroy ferry in the background, first ride with 650B’s on the Marinoni....
06-18-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,581
Posted By Dfrost

Pretty simple route, unrelenting climb. Have fun,...

Pretty simple route, unrelenting climb. Have fun, friends!
...
06-10-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By Dfrost

The sidebar, “The Largest Small Shop in the...

The sidebar, “The Largest Small Shop in the World”, was fascinating.
05-19-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 21,080
Views: 2,780,750
Posted By Dfrost

Today was our last ride in the Bend, OR area for...

Today was our last ride in the Bend, OR area for this trip, after enjoying some cave exploration yesterday when it wasn’t riding weather. The ride was a quite flat 29 miles loop south of Bend...
05-17-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 21,080
Views: 2,780,750
Posted By Dfrost

Today’s ride went east from Bend into more...

Today’s ride went east from Bend into more obvious high desert. More great but much flatter roads, which these old legs needed for recovery. (Post 18841 above has the bikes and background for this...
05-17-22, 12:13 AM
Replies: 21,080
Views: 2,780,750
Posted By Dfrost

My son, Peter, is treating me to a week of...

My son, Peter, is treating me to a week of cycling and other pleasures in Bend, OR. Todayís lovely ride on one of Oregonís lovely Scenic Bikeways included great views of the Sisters mountains. Thatís...
04-18-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,878
Posted By Dfrost

How about a cut down wine fork for the CS bridge...

How about a cut down wine fork for the CS bridge fender mount? Haven’t used or needed one myself, but often recommended to give just a bit of compliance for tire removal.

And if it was from a...
04-13-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 657
Posted By Dfrost

+1 to that ^^^. I ride often at night with...

+1 to that ^^^.

I ride often at night with steep hills all over Seattle. It’s easy to forget which ring I’m on when i can’t see it clearly, so I always adjust the chain for safe big-big shifts....
04-13-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 657
Posted By Dfrost

If that photo is on the 42T ring, and youíre...

If that photo is on the 42T ring, and youíre running 45-42-30 rings as stated, then Iíd say the the chain is too short! Can you safely shift on and off the 45 when on the biggest rear cog? Test very...
04-12-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,791
Posted By Dfrost

I will try really, really hard to remember that...

I will try really, really hard to remember that thought/concept from you!
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