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04-24-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 764
Posted By mhespenheide

Here's a conglomeration search engine that lets...

Here's a conglomeration search engine that lets you search Craigslist posts across the country:...
04-17-22, 11:01 PM
Replies: 68,798
Views: 11,097,084
Posted By mhespenheide

Check with shipping via Greyhound. The seller...

Check with shipping via Greyhound. The seller would need to take it to one of their stations, and you pick it up from one. Their rates are all over the place; maybe you're lucky.
//Whoops, Thumpism...
03-24-22, 11:49 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,320
Posted By mhespenheide

Beautiful job on the repaint!

Beautiful job on the repaint!
03-13-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,477
Posted By mhespenheide

Next year! (Two-year old son is still too young...

Next year! (Two-year old son is still too young to make the drive reasonably and leave him with my wife for the day. He's terrific, but also a handful.)
03-07-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 68,798
Views: 11,097,084
Posted By mhespenheide

The whole beam pivots up and down. If you look,...

The whole beam pivots up and down. If you look, it has the two anchor points: one in the front that pivots, and then one 6-8" further back that has a threaded clamp. Unscrew the threading, change...
03-01-22, 01:04 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 28,880
Posted By mhespenheide

You're welcome to ride what you like. It's been...

You're welcome to ride what you like. It's been decades since I was riding up mountains with only a 39x25 as a low gear, and steep dirt roads like Kiler and Cypress Mountain don't take kindly to...
02-17-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 28,880
Posted By mhespenheide

You might also try American Cyclery in San...

You might also try American Cyclery in San Francisco. They tend to stock most of the Soma stuff. They have a website, but it doesn't mention the long cage, so I'd call them at 415-664-4545...
02-07-22, 10:16 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 28,880
Posted By mhespenheide

There's also the option of riding down to...

There's also the option of riding down to Cayucos, following the route up Old Creek Road, but then continuing on Old Creek Road rather than taking the turn up Santa Rita Road. You'll hit some steep...
02-04-22, 01:35 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 28,880
Posted By mhespenheide

If you don't already have wool kit, there's now...

If you don't already have wool kit, there's now plenty of "replica" options on eBay. It's synthetic, but looks the part. Search "vintage cycling jersey" or "retro cycling jersey" and you'll see a...
01-31-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 28,880
Posted By mhespenheide

I'm 48, have a two-year old and work/commute too...

I'm 48, have a two-year old and work/commute too many hours. On weekdays, I spin an hour indoors one day, run outdoors an hour to an hour-fifteen on the next day. The hope on the weekends is to get...
01-24-22, 12:29 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 28,880
Posted By mhespenheide

I'm out. And disappointed about it. I'm not a...

I'm out. And disappointed about it. I'm not a big presence on this board, but I would have liked to have said "hi" to the few people I know / have met. I need to head down that way to take care of...
01-24-22, 12:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,469
Posted By mhespenheide

I'm not the OP, but I can offer this example,...

I'm not the OP, but I can offer this example, from J&L Titanium via eBay. Not quite the level of welding and finish that I'd look for from, say, Moots or Ibis, but it's darn fine.
...
01-01-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 28,880
Posted By mhespenheide

Just given my own scheduling demands, I'm leaning...

Just given my own scheduling demands, I'm leaning towards doing my own ride of the "Scalatores" route on April 10th, if anyone wants to join me.
12-31-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 68,798
Views: 11,097,084
Posted By mhespenheide

Eh, there's a guy just outside Los Angeles who is...

Eh, there's a guy just outside Los Angeles who is selling some very nice bikes in my size (a Columbine, among others) and he's had them listed for at least six years. If he didn't sell them during...
12-31-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,039
Posted By mhespenheide

Amazing. Sadly about 1cm too small for me in...

Amazing. Sadly about 1cm too small for me in height and length, but it looks and sounds like you've done a great job with the restoration.
12-30-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,039
Posted By mhespenheide

Talk to me about the Ritchey, even though I...

Talk to me about the Ritchey, even though I probably can't afford it and I have other irons in the fire at this point. Dimensions, geometry?
11-18-21, 01:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 584
Posted By mhespenheide

At least in years past in California, no one...

At least in years past in California, no one would hassle you about index shifting as long as you're using downtube shift levers.
Of course, any excuse to build up a new bike...
08-26-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 25,965
Posted By mhespenheide

I'll wait for Monday's announcement to hear about...

I'll wait for Monday's announcement to hear about the event, but I've decided that I won't attend in September. I have a two-year old who (obviously) can't be vaccinated, and even though I am, I...
08-18-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 68,798
Views: 11,097,084
Posted By mhespenheide

I had one of these. It took medium-reach brakes...

I had one of these. It took medium-reach brakes and fit 32-35mm tires, if anyone's curious. Only sold it because it was a size too big for me.
07-16-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 12,523
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...
04-27-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 183,825
Posted By mhespenheide

^^^ sometimes made by cutting down or ripping the...

^^^ sometimes made by cutting down or ripping the lever arm off of parts-bin brake levers; or, in a more classy option, some are made as-is for the stoker on tandems.
04-21-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 183,825
Posted By mhespenheide

That looks fantastic. Terrific all the way...

That looks fantastic. Terrific all the way around with the polished bits, but I'm most impressed with the brown flite. Did you have it stockpiled? Or re-covered from a different color?
04-04-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 68,798
Views: 11,097,084
Posted By mhespenheide

thumpism and others, can you please give some...

thumpism and others, can you please give some indication of the bike and size rather than just dropping a link? Thanks.
04-02-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 25,965
Posted By mhespenheide

I've used Shimano BR-1050's with current pads....

I've used Shimano BR-1050's with current pads. Those are the single-pivot 1987 - 1988 105-series calipers. They work great. Bending the rules a touch, but I'm not compromising on vintage brake pads...
03-24-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By mhespenheide

Personally, I'd tape over both holes and attach...

Personally, I'd tape over both holes and attach another water bottle cage there using accessory clamps. As Andy_K points out, I wouldn't do more until I was sure that I liked the bike enough to do...
03-21-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 25,965
Posted By mhespenheide

I've ridden the Coastal / "Via de los Scalatores"...

I've ridden the Coastal / "Via de los Scalatores" route three times, loved it every time. Once on 28's and twice on 32's. If you can fit 32's, I think they're the way to go.

There's no shame in...
03-10-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 38,056
Posted By mhespenheide

Paso was a better start point because you could...

Paso was a better start point because you could get out to the coast in the morning before the onshore wind picked up, then you got some tailwinds heading home. Now, starting and finishing in...
03-04-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,598
Posted By mhespenheide

How new and pricey are you willing to go? ...

How new and pricey are you willing to go?
https://www.huntbikewheels.cc/products/hunt-sprint-aero-wide-road-wheelset-1497g-31deep-24wide
Hunt Wheels, out of the UK...
02-16-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,457
Posted By mhespenheide

Well, having moved away from that area this past...

Well, having moved away from that area this past August (and having missed out on the 2020 ride, naturally), I'm trying to move back. If I get back there and am vaccinated, I'll be at the ride. ...
02-10-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,086
Posted By mhespenheide

It's not 100% complete nor is it 100% up to date,...

It's not 100% complete nor is it 100% up to date, but there's this thread over on the Paceline forums: https://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=113817
01-28-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 16,039
Posted By mhespenheide

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

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Tagging on Doc's post, above, here's the bike that I rode in two years of...
12-30-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 31,162
Posted By mhespenheide

In the "I'm going to complain about something...

In the "I'm going to complain about something that most people on this board would probably agree with": so-called "micro-adjust" seatposts of the 1980's that aren't anything of the sort and have an...
12-20-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,471
Posted By mhespenheide

Very, very nice, James! Not C&V, but I...

Very, very nice, James!

Not C&V, but I almost want to see a black groupset on this one, with a gold chain.
12-18-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 68,798
Views: 11,097,084
Posted By mhespenheide

https://flagstaff.craigslist.org/bik/d/cornville-f...

https://flagstaff.craigslist.org/bik/d/cornville-fuso-custom-mens-bicycle-xl/7247234593.html
62cm red/grey FUSO by Dave Moulton, $475, Cottonwood AZ (West of Sedona, SW of Flagstaff, N of Prescott,...
Forum: Northeast
12-07-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,318
Posted By mhespenheide

I'm mostly active over on the Classic and Vintage...

I'm mostly active over on the Classic and Vintage subforum but just found this thread. I moved to Winchendon this past August. Don't have a worthy mountain bike at the moment, but thanks for this....
12-02-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,467
Posted By mhespenheide

Mine is not nearly as fancy or extensive as...

Mine is not nearly as fancy or extensive as others, but I deeply appreciate the work nonetheless:

...
12-02-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 38,056
Posted By mhespenheide

Pair it with some plain black (modern) shorts and...

Pair it with some plain black (modern) shorts and you'll be fine. The rules for the California version are a lot less strict than those in Italy, and there's a big mix in how seriously riders take...
10-31-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 68,798
Views: 11,097,084
Posted By mhespenheide

Is it a bad thing that I think I recognize those...

Is it a bad thing that I think I recognize those stairs, and I don't even live in the Chicago area? :)
07-08-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,702
Posted By mhespenheide

About a decade ago, I had almost the opposite...

About a decade ago, I had almost the opposite scenario.

6'4" here. My first decent bike was a 25", then 63cm, and a couple more in the 62-63cm range. I put in a lowball bid on a 62cm titanium...
07-08-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,348
Posted By mhespenheide

I don't personally agree with the claim of the...

I don't personally agree with the claim of the "last production lugged steel racing bike". There's some truth in it, but it doesn't hold up on tighter inspection. But Bridgestone made a lot of...
03-29-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,944
Posted By mhespenheide

Classic (but not vintage), I love the work that...

Classic (but not vintage), I love the work that ARCycles is doing out of Sacramento these days, particularly this model with hand-made stem, steel fork, and polished stainless lugs: ...
03-26-20, 11:06 AM
03-12-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,948
Posted By mhespenheide

At least in the late 80's, I'm fairly confident...

At least in the late 80's, I'm fairly confident that the Sirrus and Allez frames were the same with the only differences between the models the level of components.
02-21-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,196
Posted By mhespenheide

2:45 on the modern bike Wednesday; an hour of...

2:45 on the modern bike Wednesday; an hour of hill repeats on the Eroica bike this afternoon.
...
01-06-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,431
Posted By mhespenheide

David Kirk, one of the framebuilders that hangs...

David Kirk, one of the framebuilders that hangs out over on the Paceline forums, suggests mixing in a little thinner with your paint, applying liberally into the lug cutout, then wiping off the...
01-05-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,431
Posted By mhespenheide

Score! Silver-polished is the way to go...

Score!

Silver-polished is the way to go here. My personal preference would be to go with mostly 7700, but then a modern White Industries crank to get a subcompact double. Like 44-30 or...
12-16-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,776
Posted By mhespenheide

I'm in my mid-forties, 6'4", ~185#, good general...

I'm in my mid-forties, 6'4", ~185#, good general fitness. My goal for Eroica is to enjoy a day in beautiful surroundings and around beautiful vintage bikes. I appreciate hard efforts and pushing my...
12-05-19, 01:03 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 25,291
Posted By mhespenheide

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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My favorite flat-bar gravel bike, ah... forgive me; vintage mountain bike....
12-04-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 68,798
Views: 11,097,084
Posted By mhespenheide

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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"Clean bicycle
23 inch frame,700cc wheels
Suntour cyclone...
11-10-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 38,056
Posted By mhespenheide

1. First name, Last name, CR or BF name, email...

1. First name, Last name, CR or BF name, email address (optional), phone number (optional), City, State. If you already gave me your email or phone previously, state “sent prev” And I’ll pull from...
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