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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-18-13, 09:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 892
Posted By bboy314
Sounds like you just need to use your lower...

Sounds like you just need to use your lower gears. Maybe try riding in the middle chainring, and practice shifting down in the back before stopping, allowing you to start in an easy gear. This will...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-13-13, 08:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 767
Posted By bboy314
I've done it on several frames with success.

I've done it on several frames with success.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-10-13, 07:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,392
Posted By bboy314
Keep in mind too that it's a really unfair...

Keep in mind too that it's a really unfair comparison between Nashbar/internet prices and those of the LBS. The shop doesn't have the ability to order as much and from the same distributers as...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-24-13, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By bboy314
Sweet! Those clamps are also useful for securing...

Sweet! Those clamps are also useful for securing fork to frame for loose ball headset packing, though a toestrap will do as well.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-11-13, 10:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,982
Posted By bboy314
If nothing else, I've gotten these off before by...

If nothing else, I've gotten these off before by welding them 'fixed', then using a chain whip. If you have the equipment handy it's quick and easy.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-10-13, 10:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,047
Posted By bboy314
The police must have different priorities where...

The police must have different priorities where you live. Here, a cop will laugh at you for reporting a stolen bike, registered or no. Correction, if it's registered you're free to fill out some...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-13-12, 10:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 424
Posted By bboy314
BB shell width

BB shell width
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-30-12, 08:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By bboy314
I had a strange 'clunk' like this recently that...

I had a strange 'clunk' like this recently that was very hard to diagnose, turned out to be coming from the crappy freewheel.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-29-12, 09:57 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,703
Posted By bboy314
Out of curiosity, what are the downfalls of...

Out of curiosity, what are the downfalls of regular u-locks you're trying to avoid?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-17-12, 05:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 553
Posted By bboy314
Plenty of older frames do need a 1" seat post...

Plenty of older frames do need a 1" seat post collar, like old Schwinn Varsities and the like. Check with a local bike shop, I'm pretty sure we get them from J&B importers.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-13-12, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By bboy314
OP is referring to buying a complete wheel for...

OP is referring to buying a complete wheel for that price.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-20-12, 08:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,703
Posted By bboy314
I've had a dropout separate from the chain stay...

I've had a dropout separate from the chain stay while on a tour. Fortunately it happened while going slow and no bad wreck ensued. Hitchhiked into Monterey, had a metal shop tig weld the joint for...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-08-12, 08:50 AM
Replies: 35,964
Views: 3,680,929
Posted By bboy314
http://neworleans.craigslist.org/bik/3257054789.ht...

http://neworleans.craigslist.org/bik/3257054789.html


we're back, once again, from the Midwest with another wave of
sweet bikes cherry-picked from garage/estate sales
and the occasional barn....
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-20-12, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 322
Posted By bboy314
Check for serrated washers, then why not just...

Check for serrated washers, then why not just take it back to the lbs that did the work?
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-10-12, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By bboy314
Thanks for the info! Mudboy, if you'd like to...

Thanks for the info! Mudboy, if you'd like to part with it, I could send you postage or even some kind of trade perhaps? I have lots of random doohickies. . .

On my hub, one axle cap is good and...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-09-12, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By bboy314
Info on older American Classic hubs?

I came across an American Classic rear hub threaded for a freewheel in a trash pile. Looks like the second set in the link:

http://www.bikepro.com/products/hubs/hubs_american.html

I've never...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-06-12, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,160
Posted By bboy314
Aside from the front derailleur!

Aside from the front derailleur!
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-05-12, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,629
Posted By bboy314
If, on tour, I happen to find myself needing a...

If, on tour, I happen to find myself needing a new chain, the $15 for an 8 speed versus $30 for the 9 can actually be significant. Cassettes are cheaper too if that ever becomes an issue.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-28-12, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By bboy314
What kind of handlebar and levers? Those sizes...

What kind of handlebar and levers? Those sizes generally refer to the stem clamp area, not the lever clamp.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-28-12, 11:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,406
Posted By bboy314
Also worth double-checking that the axle does not...

Also worth double-checking that the axle does not extend past the outside of the dropout. This can cause that kind of slippage even with an incredibly tight skewer.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-27-12, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By bboy314
Yeah, sometimes a stem or wedge is stuck beyond...

Yeah, sometimes a stem or wedge is stuck beyond the abilities of the hammer or PB blaster. Especially if it's an alloy stem/wedge in a steel steerer, as the corrosion it builds sort of fuses the two...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-26-12, 11:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,985
Posted By bboy314
I have to point out here that 8 speed stuff is...

I have to point out here that 8 speed stuff is still very readily available. Many low- and mid-end bikes are still being produced with 8 speed drivetrains, and any large parts distributor will have...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-08-12, 12:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 524
Posted By bboy314
Frame Painter Recommendations?

I'll be attending United Bicycle Institute's chromoly brazing class this month, and coming out of it with a new lugged touring frame! Very excited.

Anyway, the frame will be bare, and I don't...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-03-12, 03:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,297
Posted By bboy314
I'd have to agree too that a shop would have...

I'd have to agree too that a shop would have nothing to gain by this, as there's no way a shop that's reputable in any way will sell or send out a bike assembled by a stranger. I imagine that in...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-23-12, 11:50 AM
Replies: 15,327
Views: 4,793,619
Posted By bboy314
Have: Dura-Ace double crankset, square taper,...

Have: Dura-Ace double crankset, square taper, 175mm (FC-7410). Well-used but still plenty left, rings (53/39) may need replacing. Very outside edge of square taper rounded slightly from what...
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