@barry is trying to find an in stock flat mount caliper that works with his ST-RS685 shifter, would a GRX RX810 work? Our thinking is buying a new BH90 hose and using the nut that's currently in the shifter.
Or a BR-R8070 and SM-BH90-SS hose?
New Giles Berthoud mudguards and winter tyres on the Partybus
I love it. Reminds me to do something about this garage dweller.
Cheers, good thoughts. I have a loaner 110 stem to compare with already so I'll give those two a go and see how it feels.
That's really nice, The benotto tape is fun and overall a very decent period-correct build - miles more so than mine!!
There's quite a lot of decent data on Rih at https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/851256-ultimate-rih-source.html and if you're not already aware of this, you can get a scan of the frame-number ledger for your frame from their online archive https://rihsport.com/framenumbers/
Might have inadvertently bought this today:
Everybody makes mistakes, but I don't think I'd consider that purchase an example of one.
Why thank you. I was lucky to buy it cheap as pictured. Thanks for the info, very informative.
That's exquisite! What's the build plan?
This is my zippy upright. Well, it's as zippy as this old engine can drive anyway.
It's an Orbit gold medal frame (80s tourer) so it started life with drop bars. The stem is just the the one it came with.
Excellent example of my favourite format.
What's the build plan?
What's the build plan?
Parts bin, unfortunately.
So classy! It's what Jacques Anquetil would ride when popping out for a swift Pernod.
That looks like a brilliant build. I love the chain guard, and how it matches the rack and mudguards.
I thought it was a Dura Ace track hub at first glance. I zoomed in with my eyebrows raised and then realised it's a dynamo.
Lovely! SS with a coaster brake? Bonus FBNPNA points for the nurse's lock. What's the front light - a Cyo with a silver casing?
new saddle, seatpost
Thank you. It's quite an old project, 2014 I think. I posted it as an example of an old-tourer-turned-upright for @Ndeipi.
I have started riding it as my main bike again recently though. It no longer has the nurses lock. That was a hangover from Dutch bikes where it makes a bit more sense. Took an embarrassing amount of time to realise I can do exactly the same thing with a small d lock through the spokes but a d lock has the option to lock it to a thing as well. Doh.
Yes the light is a cyo iq. It looks a bit more minimal because the black rear cover fell off. Not an intentional design choice!
I like those Dutch locks. Means I can carry one lock for front wheel and frame and not worry about the rear wheel :).
I mean yeah they’re ugly but pretty functional imo!
just finished this orlowski, I got it dirt cheap because one bb thread is about 50% knackered, but so far it didn't cause any problems. barely fits worn 23c tyres. 1 " ahead.
Jeez, looks like a bone-shaker. Nice and tight though.
oh yeah, this shakes you well. thanks !
your bikes are execellent !
that omnium and the cube are rowdy
New Maxxis tires, brake pads and bottom bracket on my city bike. Unfortunately someone tried to cut the lock the other day, so decided to ‘thief proof’ it a little, found a little hard plastic ball off a pin so glued that into the seatpost and stem, pretty happy as it’s kinda color matching.
Made a start this afternoon.
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