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Old 10-05-21, 05:25 AM
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Originally Posted by thook View Post
what size wheels did you build? very nice!
I stuck with 27Ē. Sure, it could have been a good opportunity to go to 700c Ė but I had the 27 inch Sun CR18 rims lying around and I didnít feel like opening that can of worms.
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Old 10-05-21, 06:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Cycle Tourist View Post
Thanks. The tire/tube pack was made by Cannondale. I got it some 40yrs ago from a catalog. Can't remember which one.
I just noticed that my C'dale bag has the seatpost velcro strap oriented 90 degrees from your bag, so that my main zipper runs from top to bottom instead of side to side. On my bike, there are two smaller zippered pockets that end up on the sides.
...wait... after looking again, I think the bags are the same. I was perhaps just interpreting the appearance incorrectly.
A few shots....













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Old 10-05-21, 08:01 AM
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Oh that's a very nice thread here!

I'm particulary fan of the Japanese touring bike of this thread.
Here is mine, which is a ongoing project. A few parts need to be changed to really be able to touring comfortably.

The frame is a 1957 Rochet. Which should be mounted with front suicide derailleur.

There is a slot for a dynamo, i'm still looking for a solution. Something beautiful, efficient with a fair price. Panaracer 28 mm gravelking, because these are amazing tires.

A single chainring crankset, because suicide derailleur or not easy to find or a bit out of my budget.

I found a cheap Club saddle in my area. Then carradice rear bag with their rack. Work very well too ! Rear derailleur is Huret and can take 28 teeths !

It may be the most discutable choice, but I just love this combo from Nitto. It is actually perfect for me but I need to do more kilometers to be sure. Cotton guidoline by Velox with shellac. Some Velo Orange cable housing, i'm also a big fan of those.
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Old 10-05-21, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Cyclopast View Post

It may be the most discutable choice, but I just love this combo from Nitto. It is actually perfect for me but I need to do more kilometers to be sure. Cotton guidoline by Velox with shellac. Some Velo Orange cable housing, i'm also a big fan of those.
Wow, that is a cool stem
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Old 10-05-21, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by ehcoplex View Post
Wow, that is a cool stem
That's a Nitto Crystemblue, normally the head is either blue or red, this one is simply silver polished. I found it on a local website, I could not skip the occasion to buy the set. The bar is actually even more impressive. Really worth the price!
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Old 10-05-21, 11:49 AM
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Wow that stem is great. Doesn't look like any polished ones are available online, bummer!
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Old 10-05-21, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by polymorphself View Post
Wow that stem is great. Doesn't look like any polished ones are available online, bummer!
Shame on me I should have asked how the seller got it then. I just did a quick research impossible to find a polished version. Therefore he probably polished it.
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Old 11-10-21, 05:54 PM
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Old 11-10-21, 09:25 PM
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Old 11-12-21, 07:00 PM
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Old 11-13-21, 01:03 PM
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thanks! i have a cannondale handlebar bag. something like that would be a great rando addition. i'll have to look for one <<fingers crossed>>
Just for reference, that is a saddlebag for tubulars when you are searching.
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Old 11-13-21, 01:27 PM
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There’s a gray one up on eBay now for $30, looks to be in exceptional condition.
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Originally Posted by mechanicmatt View Post
Just for reference, that is a saddlebag for tubulars when you are searching.
yes, thank you. i think someone else mentioned that, as well. i found one on ebay shortly after that post, but they wanted more than i could give. i'm gonna keep looking, though
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Presented my Randonneur Extra in the Koga Miyata thread about a year ago. Rode it a lot since then, around 4000km / 2500 miles. Has new lighting and a dynamo wheel, a replacement rear derailleur because the stop pin of the original super plate deerhead broke off, plus I picked up a Nitto Zao decaleur for my Ostrich bag recently.


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I tried my biopace on a 25mi ride yesterday and I was contemplating switching rings I am not used to it.
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Old 11-19-21, 07:45 PM
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I still use my Cdale tire sock on my daily rider. Holds a phone (when the Mrs. requires it), wallet, levers, tube and patch kit nicely. No longer run tubulars therefore there is enough room for all that stuff. I can even squeeze in a small snack! The side pockets hold coins and dollar bills, patch kit and house key. Best darned under seat bag ever made, and I will use it until it falls apart.
When empty it holds shape because there is a white plastic stiffener in it. Simply perfect.

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Old 11-19-21, 08:29 PM
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Love that Diamond Back. Which front rack do you have on it?
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Originally Posted by ZudeJammer View Post
I tried my biopace on a 25mi ride yesterday and I was contemplating switching rings I am not used to it.
This is one of those things that got over-analyzed by the cycling press. All Biopace does is increase leverage during the gravity-assisted down stroke, and reduce the effort over the top. It's not magic, it's just physics. I hope this helps.
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Originally Posted by TiHabanero View Post
I still use my Cdale tire sock on my daily rider. Holds a phone (when the Mrs. requires it), wallet, levers, tube and patch kit nicely. No longer run tubulars therefore there is enough room for all that stuff. I can even squeeze in a small snack! The side pockets hold coins and dollar bills, patch kit and house key. Best darned under seat bag ever made, and I will use it until it falls apart.
When empty it holds shape because there is a white plastic stiffener in it. Simply perfect.
Is the plastic stiffener something you added? Iíve never seen a tire sock with one. I need to put something in mine so it doesnít flop down so Iím curious if yours is a complete cylinder or a U shaped piece.
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Is the plastic stiffener something you added? Iíve never seen a tire sock with one. I need to put something in mine so it doesnít flop down so Iím curious if yours is a complete cylinder or a U shaped piece.
If you do want to make a stiffener I can suggest two materials that have worked for me.

a plastic pot from the nursery that was used for a live tree, around 12" tall. They seem like ABS plastic. The black plastic sides can make good stiffeners if your design is small enough. Cut away the top rim and the bottom then cut the rest in half, front and back. Flatten it out under a board for a while then cut to size.

another material is the large translucent white "bottles" that kitty litter comes in. My wife gets a 20lbs size, about 12" tall. Again cut away top and bottom and the sides are useful. Stiff enough to hold sharpe but flexible.
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Plastic milk cartons work well too. Come in various sizes from quart to gallon, can be cut with scissors or x-acto blade.
Can be heated with a hair dryer and bent into shape.
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Originally Posted by badger_biker View Post
Is the plastic stiffener something you added? Iíve never seen a tire sock with one. I need to put something in mine so it doesnít flop down so Iím curious if yours is a complete cylinder or a U shaped piece.
Interested as well. Was thinking about finding a political sign no one wanted, cutting a section of it and folding it into a U.
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Panaracer 28 mm gravelking, because these are amazing tires.

Love those GKs, such a great all around tire!!
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Old 11-27-21, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by ZudeJammer View Post
I tried my biopace on a 25mi ride yesterday and I was contemplating switching rings I am not used to it.
Same here. The big ring wasn't so bad but the granny was impossible to spin.
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