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pierce 06-28-2010 03:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Baldy
That's. Just. So. Awesome!

All this time I've been thinking you needed a trials or mountain bike to do that kind of stuff, but now we can all go out and practice it, no?

just don't use carbon fiber wheels, unless you wanna end up on www.bustedcarbon.com :loco


meanwhile.... started putting my project together.

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_JS1yca5KB-0/TC...0/IMG_6973.JPG

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_JS1yca5KB-0/TC...0/IMG_6975.JPG


I do believe I'm going with a closer/higher gooseneck, but only a couple inches of each. :ricky

its going to be a 14-speed, with a 50-34 FSA compact front, and a 13-32 IRD rear (thats a chinese 13-28 on it now). v-brakes and I found a pair of vintage Suntour thumbshifters (friction), :clap :clap

*sloppy* paint-job, I have no patience for doing proper prep work.

pierce 06-28-2010 07:31 PM

better fit with this gooseneck. I hate waiting for parts (favorite LBS was out of 122x68 Shimano BB's)

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_JS1yca5KB-0/TC...0/IMG_6978.JPG

Dahveed 06-28-2010 07:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pierce
meanwhile.... started putting my project together.

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_JS1yca5KB-0/TC...0/IMG_6973.JPG

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_JS1yca5KB-0/TC...0/IMG_6975.JPG


I do believe I'm going with a closer/higher gooseneck, but only a couple inches of each. :ricky

its going to be a 14-speed, with a 50-34 FSA compact front, and a 13-32 IRD rear (thats a chinese 13-28 on it now). v-brakes and I found a pair of vintage Suntour thumbshifters (friction), :clap :clap

*sloppy* paint-job, I have no patience for doing proper prep work.

Nice. Can't see any paint flaws in the photos, but I'm not looking too hard. 14 should be plenty for a cruiser. Good work. Oh, IMHO the kickstand doesn't fit too well.

pilot 06-28-2010 08:41 PM

Opinions?

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/bik/1816506797.html

Mr Head 06-28-2010 08:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pierce
better fit with this gooseneck. I hate waiting for parts (favorite LBS was out of 122x68 Shimano BB's)

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_JS1yca5KB-0/TC...0/IMG_6978.JPG

That right there is pretty close to art.

Very nice.

Gummee! 06-28-2010 09:08 PM

Judy = mid-90s. Bout the same time as the headshoks came out. If it has the o-size headtube, lemme know. I may have parts for ya fer cheep.
$100 is a decent deal, but be ready for that o-size thing an proprietary parts

Go for it. If it has disc mount (doubtful) it'll be a better deal

HTH

M
Quote:

Originally Posted by pilot


pilot 06-28-2010 09:13 PM

I think I'll wait till I get back from West Fest. A hundred bucks is a couple days on the road.

pierce 06-28-2010 09:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dahveed
Nice. Can't see any paint flaws in the photos, but I'm not looking too hard. 14 should be plenty for a cruiser. Good work. Oh, IMHO the kickstand doesn't fit too well.

hahaha, the paintjob is really sloppy. there's scratch marks from 100 grit and a wire brush under it, there's places where its rough because I didn't get all the glue off from the decals, etc etc. If I really cared, I'd sand it some more, treating this coat as primer, then hit it again, and then clear coat it. but I don't. its red, goal accomplished. this way I don't care when I chip/scratch it.

I went out there with a tape measure again, measured BB center to top of seat post at max safe extension and realized while its fine for comfort riding, its about 2" short of where I like to be for speed/distance riding. so I need a 400mm seatpost and not the 350mm its got. found one on amazon for $17, heh. (26.0 mm is kind of an old/odd size, was tough to find)

so now I'm waiting on... A) new BB, B) new cranks, C) new 13-32 IRD freewheel, and D) new 400x26 seatpost. oh, and I haven't figured out what front derailleur yet, waiting til the crank is installed so I can measure the reach and figure out the right size, i'll ride it as a manual hi-lo 7 speed if I have to for a bit...

http://s.wiggle.co.uk/images/fsa-vero-compact-zoom.jpg

50:34 goodness in front. 13:32 in rear. thats everything from hauling ass downhill to climbing stumps.

gonna swipe the rear derailleur and brakes off my old cruiser and put cheap parts on it instead to sell it after my neighbor welds the cracked seat tube.

gear ratios work out to be...

Code:

--        13        15        17        21        24        28        32
50        3.85        3.33        2.94        2.38        2.08        1.79        1.56
34        2.62        2.27        2.00        1.62        1.42        1.21        1.06

which should be enough overlap. going from L to H on the front means dropping 2-3 in back. should be amusing to see if my rear Alivio derailleur will take up that much slack that I can use all the gears in both chainrings. I bet front shifts will be fun, too...

170mm arms as thats whats on all my bikes except my old stumpjumper which came with 175mm.

ummm. the rear V-brake (a nearly new budget-line Shimano) barely clears the seat post QR. yet, this bike originally came with V-brakes and that QR. is there such a thing as shorter/compact v-brakes ? the original parts were gone when I got it.

Dahveed 06-28-2010 10:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pilot

A hundred bucks seems reasonable unless the frame and wheels are shot. For a $100 I'd expect to be replacing some of the components and doing some basic maintenance as well.

Its hard to go too wrong on a $100 bike unless the frame is cracked or bent.

pierce 06-29-2010 12:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dahveed
A hundred bucks seems reasonable unless the frame and wheels are shot. For a $100 I'd expect to be replacing some of the components and doing some basic maintenance as well.

Its hard to go too wrong on a $100 bike unless the frame is cracked or bent.

As long as the wheels aren't totally trashed beyond repair, everything else should be minor. the parts look functional, just maybe need little stuff like fresh cables, some cleaning and lubing. new shoes on the V-brakes, and clean the rims. check the headset, wheels, and bottom bracket for play. its all fixable, just costs more time and/or money.

rajflyboy 06-29-2010 05:41 AM

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Originally Posted by ajmaki
well, even though I'm poorer than sin, I finally pulled the trigger on getting a new bike. Picked up this little gem on friday, a jamis trail x3
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Rides alright, reasonably light, pretty cheap. Its a 17" frame. Probably should have held out for a durango 1, but this should do well for some light duty trail riding and around town commuting either way. I put 25 miles on it saturday, my legs still feel like jelly, let alone the ass region. Not a particularly comfy seat haha. Also managed to endo it doing nose wheelies - the disks are a little grabby compared to the rim brakes on the old roadmaster! I think I may have to go bitch to the shop though, as the fork seals appear to be leaking. Hopefully this isnt a sign of things to come.

I think next I'll be getting clip in pedals. Anybody have any reccomendations? For a college kid too, so think champagne on a beer budget.

Nice bike! Congrats!!!

pilot 06-29-2010 05:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pierce
As long as the wheels aren't totally trashed beyond repair, everything else should be minor. the parts look functional, just maybe need little stuff like fresh cables, some cleaning and lubing. new shoes on the V-brakes, and clean the rims. check the headset, wheels, and bottom bracket for play. its all fixable, just costs more time and/or money.

Thanks, I'm learning here. :thumb

pierce 06-29-2010 06:50 PM

so someone makes a crack in a PM about how tiny that frame was and how they are glad its not their back... I just tape measured it...

the 'virtual' top tube length is 22", or 56cm, measured from the intersection of the centerline of the top tube and the headtube, dead level to the centerline of the virtual seattube aka seat post.

and the virtual frame size, BB center to virtual TT center along the seatpost is 19" or 48cm...

so its a little short, but not -that- short. I rode a 23" in old style road frames.

its actually 1-2" *longer* wheelbase than my old cruiser?!?!? (I just eyeballed the two frames), I think this is virtue of a longer fork rake. it handles really nicely at very low speeds, quite stable and not at all twitchy (my cruiser could sometimes get twitchy at 2-3MPH walking speeds, and also could get a little wobbly at 30mph downhills if I wasn't real careful with my bar input)

I'm a thinking, I'm gonna -like- this ride. Meanwhile, brakes, and shifters are installed and cabled. just waiting for the bottom bracket, crankset, so I can slap a chain on it and go to town.

updated picture with latest additions...

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_JS1yca5KB-0/TC...0/IMG_6979.JPG

sigh, v-brakes don't particularly like my preference for right hand front brake, backwards from the bike industry standard. the cable gets pretty sharply bent and wants to put a little lean on the brake making it harder to keep them centered. I have their spring pins in the middle position, maybe I should go for a little more spring tension so the cable torque is less important.

Crocodile Tears 06-29-2010 07:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rajflyboy
Nice bike! Congrats!!!

thanks! did another 15 easy miles tonight as I didn't want to blow my friend off the road. However, I did make a point of riding a circle around him :D

Hitting the MTU trails tomorrow for the first time on the new steed, should be interesting to see how that goes. I'm trying to make a point of riding at least 4x a week so I can lose my beer muscle to the point of not scaring attractive women.

pierce 06-29-2010 07:29 PM

:ricky
Quote:

Originally Posted by OldRoadToad
Nice looking bicycle. I own an aluminum framed Mongoose Redondo from several years ago. It has the four speed internal hub and I fitted a Brookes B17 saddle in honey brown along with a moustache handle bar I bought from Rivendell.

I have not ridden it for some time now, but that is due to when ever I ride a bike for any length of time I tend to lose weight and that is not some thing I wish to do right now. I all so have a recumbent, albeit the least expensive Easy Racers model. A nice bike it is, too.

The Toad

see, losing weight is my goal. I found myself hovering around 225 lbs for the past couple years, and got fed up with it. i would love to see 180 again but I'll settle for 200 lbs and decently fit

Easy Racers are sweet. i think they are from Santa Cruz County here, in Watsonville.

ps. we want pictures of your bicycles


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