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07-23-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,123
Posted By polymorphself

At 6 ft you'd generally be firmly in the 23"-25"...

At 6 ft you'd generally be firmly in the 23"-25" range. I'm 5'11" with very average proportions and any smaller than a 23" would need a stem swap for me (I don't enjoy an aggressive setup).

That...
07-22-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 383
Posted By polymorphself

45mm is the largest fender you can fit in that...

45mm is the largest fender you can fit in that frame without bending/cutting them. This will allow you to run 32 or 35mm tires no problem. 38s will be cutting it close with full coverage 45mm...
07-21-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 458
Posted By polymorphself

Drop the dork disc, wheel reflectors, front...

Drop the dork disc, wheel reflectors, front reflector and rack to shave probably 1.5 lbs off. Otherwise, slow, steady and comfy is the name of the game for these. Catalog has it at 27lbs with rack,...
07-19-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,276
Posted By polymorphself

Great bike but it don't count :rolleyes:

Great bike but it don't count :rolleyes:
07-18-21, 10:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,525
Posted By polymorphself

FWIW, they make adapters for this.

FWIW, they make adapters for this.
07-14-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 327
Posted By polymorphself

Yeah for $100 you need to buy that bike. Itís a...

Yeah for $100 you need to buy that bike. Itís a lot of bike for the price and looks like it will clean up really well.

Looks to be 1984 or 1985 based on paint scheme. And early 80s wouldnít have...
07-06-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,525
Posted By polymorphself

Excited to follow along. I also was looking for...

Excited to follow along. I also was looking for an (86) Voyageur and (85) 720 simultaneously, with no strong preference one way or the other. Ended up with the Voyageur and always happy to see...
07-05-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By polymorphself

Iíll take it! PM me with the deets.

Iíll take it! PM me with the deets.
07-05-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 925
Posted By polymorphself

Ohh thatís a neat one. Love the quirky...

Ohh thatís a neat one. Love the quirky illustration.
07-05-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 925
Posted By polymorphself

I say bring it on. I also enjoy picking up shirts...

I say bring it on. I also enjoy picking up shirts at local (to me or otherwise) places that I visit.

Already some fun connections being made here!
06-30-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 131,386
Posted By polymorphself

Built up for a friend. ...

Built up for a friend.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x960/87783d3e_01a3_4dd6_aba9_42f05ebdf9fe_43f0c89795d0ada3a84f58448a89b7b648788228.jpeg...
06-04-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,746
Posted By polymorphself

Hm. I can't help but agree with this simple logic.

Hm. I can't help but agree with this simple logic.
06-03-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,746
Posted By polymorphself

To me, the material and geometry of this frame...

To me, the material and geometry of this frame qualifies it as ďclassicĒ, regardless of components. For me it starts and ends with the frame, and I think we often forget that the ďCĒ in C&V covers...
06-02-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,746
Posted By polymorphself

I don’t mind it, but those bikes don’t interest...

I don’t mind it, but those bikes don’t interest me. That being said, this seems like a good suggestion.

I think a poll in the C&V forum to gauge interest would have been a good idea.

If it...
05-28-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 608
Posted By polymorphself

juvela Is like one of those bots on Redd*t that...

juvela Is like one of those bots on Redd*t that just knows everything and automatically responds. Good stuff.
05-27-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,106
Posted By polymorphself

Bumping for you again just cuz good looking bike.

Bumping for you again just cuz good looking bike.
05-24-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 801
Posted By polymorphself

Very rare in the U.S. market. While many bikes...

Very rare in the U.S. market. While many bikes (especially sport touring and always touring models) came with eyelets to accommodate fenders, production bikes usually didn't come with them installed....
05-19-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,796
Posted By polymorphself

Whats left of it anyways. Hereís a video of the...

Whats left of it anyways. Hereís a video of the shop.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-JYz-UL5PIg
05-19-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,796
Posted By polymorphself

Ken Wallace of the Vintage Bicycle Brothel is selling everything.

Hereís the list. Iím not on FB but am somewhat local so a friend sent me these screenshots.

...
05-15-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,333
Posted By polymorphself

Thanks! It actually belongs to a friend. I bought...

Thanks! It actually belongs to a friend. I bought it from a member here and did the rehab for her (although it didnít need much). The saddle belongs to me though and Iím just letting her borrow it...
05-15-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,333
Posted By polymorphself

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/828x1115/4fda326f_ee81_481d_aec5_bf3d29b310ac_3e862643f3841fe08519b4e9a882f7b5b78e6d44.jpeg
05-12-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,990
Posted By polymorphself

He's the person I'm going to be getting my first...

He's the person I'm going to be getting my first custom 650b rando build from. His wait list is currently closed though, unfortunately. I've watched his work closely and devoured all the interviews I...
Replies: 18
Views: 991
Posted By polymorphself

To potentially get ahead of incoming questions: ...

To potentially get ahead of incoming questions:

It was Peugeotís entry level model but a fine rider. Many think the frame has a nice enough ride that itís worth replacing all or many of the heavy...
Replies: 18
Views: 991
Posted By polymorphself

I should have trusted my gut and went with ďNo,...

I should have trusted my gut and went with ďNo, itís a UO8Ē in my first reply.
05-01-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,647
Posted By polymorphself

That just means you need fenders... ...

That just means you need fenders...

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04-27-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,382
Posted By polymorphself

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/828x621/a524250f_c7fb_4a25_bf8a_90988d08c4c0_a173863e96edd9b2438c8cd2ad26af801e4cdd90.jpeg...
04-22-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,524
Posted By polymorphself

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

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x934/1464e0c0_85dc_484c_a3a8_238807db4855_2e882257c6d495388e7ec920b4737cb19bc59b8d.jpeg...
04-17-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By polymorphself

Iíve always used the 700c Velo Orange fenders for...

Iíve always used the 700c Velo Orange fenders for 27Ē wheels.
04-12-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,209
Posted By polymorphself

We're actually pretty far from that kind of...

We're actually pretty far from that kind of bunch, still around longer and see! Awesome bike.
04-09-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,048
Posted By polymorphself

And yes, let's be honest, you are. You're trying...

And yes, let's be honest, you are. You're trying to achieve the same kind of bicycle, you're just doing it the hard way :lol: The other trendies just bought their Peregrines, Crosschecks, Romanceur...
04-09-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,048
Posted By polymorphself

I think that's probably what I'd try first!...

I think that's probably what I'd try first! Because why not?

And yeah, trendy perhaps, BUT it's really just a resurgence of what seemed to be common sense and practically of the French mid...
04-09-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,048
Posted By polymorphself

In my search for a lugged, steel, diamond frame...

In my search for a lugged, steel, diamond frame with traditional geometry and drop bars that can take me anywhere at any time (meaning large tires required) I've boiled it down to:

1. If I want to...
04-09-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,082
Posted By polymorphself

These comments are insane and perfectly on-brand...

These comments are insane and perfectly on-brand for this forum :lol:
04-06-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,430
Posted By polymorphself

Early 70s U0-18 single speed upgraded to almost...

Early 70s U0-18 single speed upgraded to almost all alloy components....
04-01-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,029
Posted By polymorphself

Well worth the hassle! Since there isn't any...

Well worth the hassle! Since there isn't any hassle. Just go to the site and click buy. They'll either be sold out or they won't be! Love all of the ones I've owned.
03-30-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,252
Posted By polymorphself

Whose toilet paper dispenser is this?

I know it belongs to one of you.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/828x875/b2fcfed2_2cc7_49c7_b58f_3036e9b913b2_13df21386b4531ad643af0df419247e23f650e09.jpeg
03-28-21, 12:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,037
Posted By polymorphself

They were indeed chromed, I think at least from...

They were indeed chromed, I think at least from 84-88.
03-27-21, 12:49 AM
Replies: 1,091
Views: 261,693
Posted By polymorphself

Have posted this in a few threads recently but...

Have posted this in a few threads recently but whatís one more:
...
03-26-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 870,454
Posted By polymorphself

Holy smokes thatís a beautiful example.

Holy smokes thatís a beautiful example.
03-25-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 870,454
Posted By polymorphself

Thanks, and agreed. Needed a quick spot to prop...

Thanks, and agreed. Needed a quick spot to prop it when I took those and that wall just happens to be the wall to my backyard so it was easy enough.

I do have these now though...

...
03-25-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 870,454
Posted By polymorphself

Some updates to the Voyageur. 27" to 700c, non...

Some updates to the Voyageur. 27" to 700c, non aero to aero, brooks microfiber.
...
03-25-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,648
Posted By polymorphself

Always liked this one, it pops up on Instagram...

Always liked this one, it pops up on Instagram from time to time. I believe I follow you as well.
03-24-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 70,094
Posted By polymorphself

Updated pics. 27Ē to 700c (35mm), non aero to...

Updated pics. 27Ē to 700c (35mm), non aero to aero, koolstops and Brooks microfiber.

...
03-24-21, 12:36 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 70,094
Posted By polymorphself

All of it, but I got it in the end. Thinline pads...

All of it, but I got it in the end. Thinline pads helped. They just barely make it, but they make it. Guessing it's the same for everyone else. Pics to follow tomorrow.
03-24-21, 12:35 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,648
Posted By polymorphself

The best fender line awards!

In Roger M 's Expedition thread it was noted that his fender lines are superb. Roll-Monroe-Co joked that there should be a fender line award. Well, here's a thread for showing off beautiful fender...
03-22-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,688
Posted By polymorphself

The fender color does compliment the saddle and...

The fender color does compliment the saddle and bars really well. This is a unique scheme and works really well, I dig it. Post some finished pics with the bag on as well.
03-17-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 70,094
Posted By polymorphself

badger_biker Yes! Happy to see another good...

badger_biker Yes! Happy to see another good looking '86 around. And we both got ours from forum members nevertheless.

I've just swapped mine to aero levers, 700c and leather bar tape. Will post...
03-17-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,539
Posted By polymorphself

Exactly!

Exactly!
03-17-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,539
Posted By polymorphself

Ours are both listed as 23Ē. But I believe last...

Ours are both listed as 23Ē. But I believe last time I measured mine it was taller than 56cm but not quite 58cm. I donít have it with me currently but will measure again tomorrow. You could be right....
03-16-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,361
Posted By polymorphself

I'm interested in trying the Fizik tape but they...

I'm interested in trying the Fizik tape but they don't appear to have a dark brown option, only honey.

OP - Dark seems to be the better match. That's my vote.
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