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General Bike Thread (Desiderata, questions, porn)

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by kronik, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. Biscotti

    Biscotti Senior member

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    Here is my baby:

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    She is a mid-80's Eddy Merckx. Late 90's dura-ace build for the most part.
     
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  2. Fang66

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    Is that a uni-crown fork? Hard to tell from the pic.
     
  3. rdawson808

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    And I've been totally outvoted. You should listen to them and not me. :) They actually have good reasons.


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  4. Biscotti

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    Yes indeed, I had it made by Vicious Cycles awhile ago.
     
  5. Fang66

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    abomination!:nest:
     
  6. otc

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    Think I am going with silver campy Veloce (or maybe Athena...but...11sp? really?) on my CX bike now.

    Brakes will probably be shimano cx70 or tektro mini-v (both with the logos acetone'd off). Veloce is pretty inexpensive and everything seems great about it. It might weigh a bit more...but I am not overly concerned about weight.

    Still have to decide on a fork...may end up with steel if I can't find anything besides high-end carbon that would flow with the bike.
     
  7. Biscotti

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    lool....why?
     
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    Just a personal opinion, classic steel frame should have lugged forks. Also looks like you have one of those abominable threaded to thread-less stem adapters, and some kind of adjustable stem, makes my eyes bleed.
     
  10. Biscotti

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    I agree in some respects; however, bikes are to be ridden and I was able to get this fork for a great deal, fits the frame well...and I really like the guys over at Vicious.

    That is a spacer on the top of the stem.
     
  11. Fang66

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    Basically made of gas pipe, well not that bad but not worth $200.
     
  12. Fang66

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    Sure. So it's a thread-less stem?
     
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    she's my steed: 80's Velos with old school Shimano 600! I've changed the seat to a honey Brooks B17 Champion Flyer (spring loaded). she's a dream to ride.
     
  15. LawrenceMD

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    ^nice!!! (i'd like to get my bike into its original specs: actually the shimano 600 STIs you have on your bike).

    here's the latest itineration of my Bridgestone RB-1. I found a huge 62cm RB-1 frame that had a fork totally rusted. The fork was salvagable - i had it powder blasted and re-painted, found a place that sells proper vintage decals, and turned it into a proper threadless fork conversion. The frame was in good shape - it sold quickly here in NYC.

    here's the vintage decal shop: VELOCALS

    new: headset (cane creek 100 classic), thomson masterpiece setback seatpost (ugly, but needed a setback post).


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  16. Fang66

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    Beautiful, even the threadless conversion doesn't look totally fuct.
     
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  17. LawrenceMD

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    ^Thanks. :)

    The great thing about the cane creek 100 classic headset is that you can just buy the extra top pieces from the threaded version (which I already did) and its totally compatible so I can quickly swap it out to the original threaded version and put on the original threaded fork if needed. Now I have an extra fork - just in case.

    good steel - is really really hard to beat with regards to ride quality.
     
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  18. Fang66

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    Nice sled.
     
  19. Fang66

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    That's really cool.

    I put many many more miles on my steel bike than my CAAD.
     
  20. random-adam

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    Fun fact: offset on a Thompson setback is 5/8" (16mm). It's deceptive; their normal posts have 0 setback, whereas most normal posts from any other manufacturer vary between 10mm up to 25mm or so. I'd wager a nice vintage Campy or American Classic post would have more setback and look freaking awesome on your ride... and probably weigh a good bit more, but eh. That said, I realize how tough to find a nice-looking quality silver post these days.

    Gorgeous ride!
     

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