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07-24-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 61
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Posted By The Golden Boy

I just used a short threaded bolt and ran that...

I just used a short threaded bolt and ran that through- then a long threaded spacer, then ran a bolt through the fender into the spacer.

...
07-23-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,123
Posted By Korina

I believe that is a fender mount. Also, the...

I believe that is a fender mount.

Also, the bike I posted wasn't specifically aimed at you, I know it's too short, but it was relevant to the topic and maybe you got someone else craving one. :)
07-22-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,927
Posted By Jasongrace313

Man Riddle, I love seeing your bike.

Man Riddle, I love seeing your bike.
07-21-21, 11:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,123
Posted By Jasongrace313

I am just really excited to get some time on it....

I am just really excited to get some time on it. I appreciate all the insight you guys are sharing. Thank you :D
07-19-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,468
Posted By gugie

Watching this thread, the thing that really bugs...

Watching this thread, the thing that really bugs me is the few and far between pics of bicycles.

Now that's a C&V cardinal rule.
07-19-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By nesteel

TX700 built in June of '78.

TX700 built in June of '78.
07-18-21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,468
Posted By canklecat

Cavendish did as well as could be expected in a...

Cavendish did as well as could be expected in a surprisingly challenging final stage. From some TV perspectives he might have been briefly boxed out, and at one point he had to stop pedaling for a...
07-18-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,419
Posted By droppedandlost

Maybe during Cino weekend, those of us who can't...

Maybe during Cino weekend, those of us who can't attend should have a C&V brifter only ride. Clipless pedals, dual pivot brakes, heresy, etc.
07-18-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,419
Posted By abshipp

Which very much ended up inspiring this build: ...

Which very much ended up inspiring this build:

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07-18-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,419
Posted By Schlafen

Miss this one ...

Miss this one
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Plundered this one for shifters, rear derailleur and...
07-18-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,419
Posted By nlerner

I'll admit that I was skeptical at first about...

I'll admit that I was skeptical at first about the aesthetics and performance of STI, but that was mostly because I was so used to friction shifting, usually with bar ends. First time I tried STI was...
07-18-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,419
Posted By mstateglfr

- You must feel very I'll each time your ride...

- You must feel very I'll each time your ride your bike, given how many bikes with shifting from the hoods exist in the world due to the last 30 years of manufacturing.

- They aren't...
07-18-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,419
Posted By mstateglfr

The c&v continuum is wide ranging. Not...

The c&v continuum is wide ranging. Not everything must be embraced by all.
If you dislike something, then start a thread about it. Your rant would be thread #489 about how shifting from the...
07-17-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,419
Posted By MrBeebs

Sure. But what's your goal? If you're...

Sure. But what's your goal?

If you're looking to get it off your chest, or open up a discussion, a better approach would be creating your own thread

Otherwise you've effectively just gone to a...
07-17-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,419
Posted By himespau

why bother posting here? Ignoring this thread...

why bother posting here? Ignoring this thread wouldn't hurt you at all, but you made the choice to be an ******* instead.
07-16-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,048
Posted By mhespenheide

Thanks for documenting your long and...

Thanks for documenting your long and well-though-out process. The end result rocks. Or at least looks like it rocks.

I have my own ideas rumbling through my head about a carefully crafted vision...
07-15-21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,048
Posted By Dfrost

I had the opportunity to examine RoS’s gem at...

I had the opportunity to examine RoS’s gem at length today. I’ve always enjoyed seeing (and sometimes riding extensively, before his bigger frame fit revelation) many of the bikes he’s transformed.
...
07-15-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 61
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Posted By DiegoFrogs

That rack isn't really of the caliber of the bike...

That rack isn't really of the caliber of the bike you want to put it onto.

I've had a steel rack with the sprung 'mousetrap' before. The welds were rusted to the point of failure. It, in...
07-13-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 61
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Posted By Jasongrace313

1985 Trek 620 Cirrus build up.

Hello,

I picked up this Trek a few days ago and it came with a hodge podge of impressive parts but all miss matched.

My goal is to make it the most comfortable (and reliable) touring bike I...
07-13-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,048
Posted By sdn40

Can't argue with anything you said. But some days...

Can't argue with anything you said. But some days it sure is nice to 'tap' 'tap'
I'll send you 6 feet of surgical hose so you can drink from your water bottles - green to match the 531 decal of...
07-13-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,048
Posted By Kobe

To be honest i thought the choice of black over...

To be honest i thought the choice of black over the original blue was a mistake. I stand corrected, your choices of colors and parts were superb!
07-13-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 1,091
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Posted By rccardr

Latest (and likely last) '87 Schwinn Tempo....

Latest (and likely last) '87 Schwinn Tempo. Columbus Tenax tubing, Dura Ace 10 speed, compact MT-550 crankset, Nitto stem and bars. Respray in Hugger Orange by Jack Trumbull at Franklin Frames....
07-13-21, 02:02 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,048
Posted By sdn40

Glad that your build has met your expectations....

Glad that your build has met your expectations. Congrats.
Interested in your feelings on downtube shifters. Many of your builds have gone away from them (for good reason IMO). That's a long way to...
07-12-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,048
Posted By Jasongrace313

Man! That is one nasty beast! I love it, great...

Man! That is one nasty beast! I love it, great work.
I took mine out with the 41's on it, my son and I raced down alleys, and rode through ditches, ended up at the local skate park where I dropped...
07-12-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,468
Posted By scozim

I subscribe to Hulu Live and NBCSN is part of the...

I subscribe to Hulu Live and NBCSN is part of the package. If I miss a stage I just catch a summary (usually 35-45 minutes long) on YouTube
07-12-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,048
Posted By Roger M

Looking good RoS. If you need to move the...

Looking good RoS.

If you need to move the cage more

"Wolf Tooth B-RAD Mounting Bases - Shifting bottle cages, add tools – Wolf Tooth Components"...
07-12-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,164
Posted By noglider

I've had bikes from five of the countries listed....

I've had bikes from five of the countries listed. I've liked them all. I guess I just like bikes.
07-12-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,468
Posted By DiabloScott

I figure it's entertainment, and I stopped...

I figure it's entertainment, and I stopped idolizing anybody in the entertainment industry.

Cav is set to beat one of EM's many records, that is not the same as comparing himself to EM and he...
07-12-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,468
Posted By noglider

I try not to take professional sports too...

I try not to take professional sports too seriously because it appears like **** or slavery to me. Merckx said flat-out that he raced to support his family. I've been fortunate that I have not had to...
07-12-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,468
Posted By bkwanab

No, I'm not offended.

I would be offended if Cav were making a big deal out of this but he isn't. He respects the TdF and it's history and reveres Merkx for his 'cannibal' accomplishments. There is no comparison and Cav...
07-12-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 117
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Posted By nlerner

Is all of the above a choice?

Is all of the above a choice?
07-12-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,468
Posted By ParamountScapin

I'm conflicted, but not badly. Just to show, I'm...

I'm conflicted, but not badly. Just to show, I'm going to drink to both of them. Bottoms up.............:beer:

And, nothing I've read or heard in the media has made Cavendish out to be the new...
07-12-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,164
Posted By Roger M

I don't know what the popular vote is, but my...

I don't know what the popular vote is, but my nicest bike frames come from here.
...
07-12-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,468
Posted By ultrabuzzard

No, it doesn’t bug me at all. Nobody is saying...

No, it doesn’t bug me at all. Nobody is saying that Cavendish is a better cyclist than Merckx. But in the age of specialization, there is nobody who can accelerate off a good lead out better than...
07-12-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,468
Posted By pachyderm56

I have been following cycling for the last 45...

I have been following cycling for the last 45 years and it does not bother me in the least. Professional cycling, like any sport really, changes over time. Funny the media simply makes the statement...
07-11-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1,091
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Posted By tyler_fred

So cool! Here’s mine. I stored the original...

So cool! Here’s mine. I stored the original saddle, shifters and rear derailleur in favor of something more to my liking.
...
07-11-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1,091
Views: 261,693
Posted By casanewt

Funny you should ask...SAME! ...

Funny you should ask...SAME!

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07-11-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 105
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Posted By Jasongrace313

Truly inspiring!

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I acquired a 1985 Trek 620 Cirrus a...
07-11-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1,091
Views: 261,693
Posted By casanewt

Found some "rusty gold" today. Landed a 1983...

Found some "rusty gold" today. Landed a 1983 Schwinn Super Sport SP in my size. The very first road bike I bought when I was a kid with mowing money was a 1983 Super Sport. The SP is almost identical...
07-11-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 717
Posted By easyupbug

I think I might be or at least like to think I...

I think I might be or at least like to think I might be in RiddleOfSteel's camp on this interesting subject. That said, I posted this over on the +50 forum, 65-85+ thread when we were asked why so...
07-11-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 717
Posted By nlerner

My folk theory about bike weight is in terms of...

My folk theory about bike weight is in terms of ranges. More than 30#, all kinda feels the same to me (heavy but stable). Between 30 and 25#, I really can’t tell the difference between them, though...
07-11-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 717
Posted By PugRider

I built up a 2009 Fuji SST a few years ago, and I...

I built up a 2009 Fuji SST a few years ago, and I love it. Full carbon fork, aero mast-style seatpost, 53/39 10s, won't fit anything bigger than 23c. It's a crazy beast, but I consciously think about...
07-10-21, 06:11 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,468
Posted By jamesdak

Still not sure why so many are upset by the...

Still not sure why so many are upset by the Media's take on this. The Media has been full of crap on everything for years now. They are "selling a story" not giving you facts anymore. You don't...
07-09-21, 11:54 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,468
Posted By canklecat

TBH, you're not wrong. In an era when it was...

TBH, you're not wrong. In an era when it was "Dope or lose the race and your job," which necessitated being the best doper in the game, including buying off the officials, labs, etc., while also...
07-09-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,468
Posted By jamesdak

I love each day when I come back from my own ride...

I love each day when I come back from my own ride to see that Cavendish has won again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And then I get to read everyone's comments and chuckle.

One more baby, YOU CAN DO...
07-09-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,468
Posted By dweenk

I liked Cavendish from his first tour. He was...

I liked Cavendish from his first tour. He was brash, exuberent, and off-putting to some, but he was always honest about his feelings. He is no Eddy, and I think he knows that. Times have changed in...
07-09-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,468
Posted By bikingshearer

I stand by my previous comments (post 29, above),...

I stand by my previous comments (post 29, above), but let's give Cavendish his due as a sprinter. He did not win all of his niw 34 stages through perfect lead-outs. Over the years, he also showed...
07-09-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,468
Posted By Eric F

You said you saw the other riders "let up" before...

You said you saw the other riders "let up" before the finish, and suspect that they did it with intent to give Cav the win. If that's your conclusion, you aren't really paying attention to what was...
07-09-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,468
Posted By jdawginsc

Just a different take...if anything Cavendish's...

Just a different take...if anything Cavendish's record is special in an individual way different from Merckx. The specialization in the sport (climbers, sprinters, time trial specialists, overall...
07-09-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,468
Posted By Eric F

Bull$#!+. 2nd place finisher was Morkov - Cav's...

Bull$#!+. 2nd place finisher was Morkov - Cav's leadout guy. He was cruising because his job was done. Philipsen (Alpecin) started his sprint from Cav's wheel and doesn't have the speed to get past...
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