Raphael Orlove
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Raphael Orlove is features editor for Jalopnik.
5/19/20
8:58 AM
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it’s a Wald basket! Ziptied it to a Racktime Topit front rack, which I scooped off Craigslist for I think it was $15

5/12/20
6:31 PM
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I was gonna scoop up some VP-001s! They’re like $40 and I hear great things. If you’ve ever tried doing dirt riding with pedals that love to flip to the wrong side, you’ll know the strength of my motivation.

5/11/20
6:41 PM
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I’ve actually been borrowing the tire for the past few days, running it up front and bombing around, kicking my own ass in the mud

5/11/20
4:00 PM
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excuse me, the Voyageur I have now is 72 deg and the Cimarron is 70! I think the early Ross and Specialized bikes were even more slack, but I can’t dig up any listed geometry. Here’s Schwinn’s ‘85 catalog specs:

5/11/20
3:26 PM
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I have never heard of anyone cold-setting aluminum but damn! I wouldn’t want to cold-set one, but the early aluminum cannondales are pretty (if a little heavy) and come with a steel fork with eyelets. Seems like they’d be a fun gravel rig.

5/11/20
3:10 PM
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much to my great pleasure I have a buddy who is constantly messaging me with modern disc brake bikes to buy. his most recent plea, a Cinelli Zydeco frameset asking $650 in probably my most correct size, a 56cm: Read more

5/11/20
3:08 PM
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I think the only things that would fit on this bike given how close together the actual cantilever mounts are were Paul Motolites ($$$) Read more

5/11/20
2:40 PM
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stock this bike had 25.4mm diameter handlebars, but affordable wide bars for my bike frame, that is, with a 1" threaded headset, meant I’d wanna go with a 26.0 diameter handlebar, so I went out and got a Nitto Technomic stem off craigslist to match my new Nitto bars

5/11/20
1:51 PM
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hell yeah. also yes, I actually pulled my Traveller III out of a dumpster all the way back in the day

5/11/20
1:50 PM
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On the plus side, I know a lot lot lot more about how bikes are put together now!

5/11/20
1:49 PM
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new cassette got a new chain, but the derailleurs were fine after a few nights playing with limit screws and the indexing Read more

5/11/20
1:45 PM
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I was actually looking at the kind of earliest crop of production mountain bikes (or all-terrain bikes per Schwinn catalogs) that had very comfort-oriented geometry. A Schwinn Cimarron has a 72 deg head tube angle, and a frame that fillet-brazed at the headtube, lugged at the seat post. Some are made expensive, others

5/11/20
1:38 PM
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I loved the kickstand on the bike as a reminder not to take this not too seriously (same as the reflector on the front that came on the bike) but I did take off the kickstand after it was clogging with a ton of mud as of late.

5/11/20
1:21 PM
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yeah, I went back and forth and back and forth and back and forth again. I was scared of the Crust stem making the bike too nervous, but it has been fun so far! I am still learning about bike geometry, but it has been informative riding my girlfriend’s 53cm Straggler and Big Green back to back on some four-wheeler Read more