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04-22-24, 10:35 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 13,030
Posted By steine13

When I was in school, I learned that perpetual...

When I was in school, I learned that perpetual motion machines were an impossibility.
Thermodynamics, they said.

We might be able to disprove the axiom -- all we need to do is merge this thread...
04-14-24, 07:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,438
Posted By steine13

What smd64 said. It's me, too :) I love the...

What smd64 said. It's me, too :)

I love the wrenching aspect, or I think I do.
Then I have to do the work, which I'm capable off at a basic level, but I find it takes me forever, and it's futzy....
12-14-23, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2,622
Views: 673,264
Posted By steine13

Findling 520 at the Co-op

Learned Friends:

This bike caught my attention at our co-op here in Lansing, Michigan.
The serial # is 54285, making it a 1983 520 per vintage-trek.com. The size is 22.5" or 58 cm.
Reynolds 501...
12-08-23, 09:58 AM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,136,633
Posted By steine13

>> It's a bit too matchy-matchy for my taste. ...

>> It's a bit too matchy-matchy for my taste.

Took me a moment. That's funny.
Didn't say the chest was included though.

cheers -mathias

[It's #81206 ten posts up.]
12-06-23, 06:04 AM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,136,633
Posted By steine13

All lthis unicrown talk makes me sad. I have four...

All lthis unicrown talk makes me sad. I have four bikes with unicrowns and three of them are dear to me.
Over time I've come to see classic forks as prettier, but I manage to get over it when...
12-05-23, 11:46 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 82,146
Posted By steine13

It's bike-fix-up time at the Lansing co-op for...

It's bike-fix-up time at the Lansing co-op for the annual Christmas give-away.
This edgy stem treatment caught my eye. It appears the bike was ridden this way.
...
11-01-23, 04:36 PM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,136,633
Posted By steine13

Alleged Super Course in Lansing, MI. At $25...

Alleged Super Course in Lansing, MI.
At $25 it's worth it for the shifters alone, but I'm cleaning OUT the garage, not puttin bikes IN the garage and I have enough projects for the winter.

"I...
10-08-23, 01:36 PM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,136,633
Posted By steine13

>> It get the bars and stem up without needing a...

>> It get the bars and stem up without needing a Technomic or the like and keeps the steerer from being too stressed

..and does it with a level top tube.
Recent Rivendell frames have that feature...
09-30-23, 02:24 AM
Replies: 1,775
Views: 241,097
Posted By steine13

And some more pictures from the Rhine valley. A...

And some more pictures from the Rhine valley.
A most pious area at one time, with plenty of "gravel" to ride.

Wider is better, but 35 mm Schwalbes did alright on these dubious surfaces.

cheers...
09-22-23, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 464,668
Posted By steine13

But the donation that REALLY blew up my skirt is...

But the donation that REALLY blew up my skirt is this originally equipped, super cool 1986 ST600. Cool to me, anyway.
...
09-22-23, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 464,668
Posted By steine13

Michigan State University has its own bike shop....

Michigan State University has its own bike shop. It's not a co-op but it has some similarities -- one of them being that people bring in bicycles to donate.

So someone brought in two Cannondales...
09-17-23, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 464,668
Posted By steine13

Repeat offender here: One of the twin T400s from...

Repeat offender here: One of the twin T400s from a few posts up was pressed into road service for the 350 mile DALMAC ride from Lansing, MI to the Mackinac bridge.
I had planned to ride a Motobécane...
09-04-23, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1,775
Views: 241,097
Posted By steine13

A classic Cannondale and a couple classic Germans...

A classic Cannondale and a couple classic Germans in the tony town of Harbor Springs, Michigan.
"VW Porsche" and a BMW 3.0 CS.
cheers -m...
08-27-23, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,228
Posted By steine13

On this thread, the following may not even be...

On this thread, the following may not even be off-topic.

>> I had two of these [Audis]

THERE's yer problem.

Seriously, I know quite a few people who had them over the years.
It's somewhere...
08-26-23, 05:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,719
Posted By steine13

The short version: It's not that hard but it's...

The short version:
It's not that hard but it's not trivial either.
It's very much like learning to ride all over again.

I did it by using raised 2x6s to provide a platform either side to put my...
08-19-23, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 464,668
Posted By steine13

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x847/dale05_62d570e7fd90fc1253f4ccb900ca342dcb980306.jpg

I've been meaning to post an in-the-wild shot of these two.
Great do-it-all...
08-15-23, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,228
Posted By steine13

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

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1414x1281/moto26_7e9c935096a5f50f41a35359f93867cd9ba66c65.jpg

This was a frustrating exercise.
The Motobécane I bought in January was on the...
08-15-23, 07:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,050
Posted By steine13

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1895x1238/moto25_632e998f462e3f09367946d90a3dcfc1825fa124.jpg

We are finally getting somewhere.
I replaced the too-narrow-too-low 40 cm...
08-13-23, 05:29 AM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,136,633
Posted By steine13

That Miyata Ridge Runner in WI has horizontal...

That Miyata Ridge Runner in WI has horizontal dropouts.
Hen's teeth if you're looking to convert to IGH or SS.
I looked for over a year to find a Specialized that would work, and the slots are...
08-08-23, 10:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 917
Posted By steine13

So, good story. And we're still in the early...

So, good story. And we're still in the early phase of this fiasco, where the accident is just a theoretical, if likely, future event. So we can offer suggestions and say, maybe it'll be OK.

By the...
08-07-23, 08:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,050
Posted By steine13

It's high time for an update. We've become good...

It's high time for an update. We've become good friends, my Moto and I, but we've had to talk about a few things, too. After the Brooks Pro shown above chafed, how to delicately say this, the back of...
08-07-23, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,228
Posted By steine13

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

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1274/moto01_e64ba69589ffc9a861698b45901152d6fe73e052.jpg


I finally got around to putting SKS longboard fenders on my Motobécane Grand...
07-18-23, 08:46 PM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,136,633
Posted By steine13

That's 531 not 501 but those decals are easy to...

That's 531 not 501 but those decals are easy to misread..

cheers -mathias
07-18-23, 10:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,311
Posted By steine13

I'm a little late to the party, having discovered...

I'm a little late to the party, having discovered this thread last night from a picture shown elsewhere.

I'm glad to year you had a great time. The Rhine valley is a beautiful place.
My mom was...
07-15-23, 11:11 AM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,136,633
Posted By steine13

Well, that was interesting.. I got there about 20...

Well, that was interesting.. I got there about 20 minutes after the sale opened, not being in a tizzy over anything, and of course the Brooks was gone. Everything was priced, and most of it at co-op...
07-15-23, 05:37 AM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,136,633
Posted By steine13

Estate sale in mid-Michigan, a mile from my...

Estate sale in mid-Michigan, a mile from my house... the pictures are lousy, but I spy a few interesting items... a Brooks Pro or B17 special.. if the latter, that's me, the narrow ones don't work...
06-24-23, 02:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,007
Posted By steine13

Nobody is saying "must pay by X"... we're saying...

Nobody is saying "must pay by X"... we're saying "must communicate within a day or so, rather than disappear without explanation."

cheers -mathias
06-24-23, 05:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,007
Posted By steine13

A friend of mine who's a car dealer taught me...

A friend of mine who's a car dealer taught me that "the car business is the now business."

I feel that way about any kind of deal making on used items. Communication is key, if someone needs time,...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,275
Posted By steine13

>> Are you asking for a favorable purchase price...

>> Are you asking for a favorable purchase price estimate, or as the seller?

I purposely avoided stating that, because I wanted a "clean" valuation.

I would have liked to say "I'm selling", but...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,275
Posted By steine13

1988 Bianchi Superleggera

Learned Friends:

This bike has only been ridden 35 miles, so the tires are in great shape ;)

I have no idea what it's worth to within a factor of three, but it does look interesting.
Thanks in...
05-28-23, 07:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,050
Posted By steine13

The ~ 2 mm runout of my chainrings drove me nuts,...

The ~ 2 mm runout of my chainrings drove me nuts, especially when riding in a group, so I swapped in the rather excellent Sugino triple I scored on the sales thread -- thank you, Sactown_Albert --...
05-23-23, 05:50 AM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,136,633
Posted By steine13

>> "Going for" is asking price. and >> Those...

>> "Going for" is asking price.
and
>> Those are the selling prices I guess.

Asking prices are First Amendment exercises and often meaningless.
Selling prices are where the information is. Same...
05-09-23, 07:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,238
Posted By steine13

Spring has finally come to mid-Michigan. After a...

Spring has finally come to mid-Michigan. After a brutal week at work, I snuck out for a ride at six today. It was purdy.
cheers -mathias
...
05-09-23, 10:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By steine13

The lugwork is nice, and the seat cluster looks...

The lugwork is nice, and the seat cluster looks identical to my Grand Touring.
See https://www.bikeforums.net/22791400-post1.html

The Mirage ID sounds about right, and the graphics are on point,...
04-21-23, 05:55 AM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,228
Posted By steine13

>> they look a bit "barnacle" That's fair,...

>> they look a bit "barnacle"

That's fair, but since I look a bit barnacle myself these days, it's a good fit for my bikes.

cheers -mathias
04-17-23, 07:58 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 17,014
Posted By steine13

>> nearby riding friends Pshaw. Define...

>> nearby riding friends
Pshaw.
Define 'nearby.'

Here's mine, near my home town on the korrekt side of the Rhine... looking at Bingen on the wrong side.
cheers -m
...
04-16-23, 06:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,050
Posted By steine13

Here are some more pictures from last Sunday's...

Here are some more pictures from last Sunday's cleaning. Overall, it's a fun bike, and I was happy to get the centerpull brakes I got from the co-op to work. The front is a "Schwinn-approved"...
04-16-23, 06:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,050
Posted By steine13

Time for an update. After a couple of hops to...

Time for an update. After a couple of hops to work and back to start dialing things in, the Moto has had its maiden voyage... one of my summer standards is a 32-miler to a farm that sells fresh eggs...
04-06-23, 07:14 PM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,136,633
Posted By steine13

The photos on that Zinn are so distorted it's...

The photos on that Zinn are so distorted it's making me queasy...or was there a dura ace biopace crank that was asymmetric??
cheers -mathias
04-02-23, 06:39 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,615
Posted By steine13

I think Classtime just coined the vision...

I think Classtime just coined the vision statement of C&V

>> At the time, my wife was still counting bikeshttps://www.bikeforums.net/images/smilies/lol.gif

cheers -mathias
03-27-23, 11:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,522
Posted By steine13

Ugo has passed, Tullio is no more, but it looks...

Ugo has passed, Tullio is no more, but it looks like gugie's hanging in there...

cheers -mathias
03-26-23, 08:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,362
Posted By steine13

Until you find "real" cable guides, do what I do...

Until you find "real" cable guides, do what I do and do double loops of twine -- black preferred obviously -- looped figure-8 style over the cables. Works a treat, won't keep water from running into...
03-11-23, 11:04 AM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,136,633
Posted By steine13

>> very hard to find someone who needs a set of...

>> very hard to find someone who needs a set of these but here goes.

Nobody needs these.

But of those nobodies, I would estimate a good fraction participate in the C&V subforum :)
Thanks for...
03-10-23, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,228
Posted By steine13

The 'function improvement' is due to factors...

The 'function improvement' is due to factors other than the type of lever. I'm running 1980s Dura Ace levers on one bike, and they are pretty "bad" in the sense that they take a lot of force. I...
03-05-23, 10:00 AM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 464,668
Posted By steine13

I might as well add this one also -- this is the...

I might as well add this one also -- this is the ST600 that was given to me by Mad Honk, in its final iteration for 2022. Starting with a frame gives a lot of freedom, and while I mostly took parts...
03-05-23, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 464,668
Posted By steine13

Here's another old Cannondale -- it's the twin to...

Here's another old Cannondale -- it's the twin to the one from post #1328. This one is also a T400, special-ordered in early 1995, but I think it's officially a 96 model. Great bike. This is a few...
03-04-23, 06:39 PM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,136,633
Posted By steine13

>> This would be on the short list to be fixed...

>> This would be on the short list to be fixed IMHO. https://www.bikeforums.net/images/smilies/wink.gif

>> Wonder if the forks bent?

Forget the fork, take a look at the down tube. And if that...
02-28-23, 09:29 AM
Replies: 22,329
Views: 4,646,157
Posted By steine13

..because nothing says "Beginner practice" quite...

..because nothing says "Beginner practice" quite like Reynolds 753.

cheers -mathias
02-22-23, 04:19 PM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,136,633
Posted By steine13

It's really close to mine, so I can make a...

It's really close to mine, so I can make a comparison from the visible numbers.
Can't see the model, but it's definitely a 1978.
The '5' would indicate a 25" frame.
The details look similar to...
02-22-23, 08:53 AM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,136,633
Posted By steine13

>> This is not mounting point on this fork, is...

>> This is not mounting point on this fork, is it?

It is now.
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