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Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-30-16, 07:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,190
Posted By dddd
We just have to keep in mind that millions of...

We just have to keep in mind that millions of people cannot store their family's bikes indoors, they get chained outside against their apartment's railings, out in the elements, in full view of 24/7...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-30-16, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By dddd
I always only bought the WalMart kits for their...

I always only bought the WalMart kits for their Campag-compatible cable ends, which drives up the cost of replacement wires severely.

Are the new kits still Campag-compatible?

I don't bother...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-30-16, 06:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,403
Posted By dddd
I hate to admit it, but my fastest bike is...

I hate to admit it, but my fastest bike is probably my lightest (and only 12 years old) bike, since I live and ride here in the hilly Sierra foothills.

That said, this steel bike fits so as to...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-30-16, 05:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,917
Posted By dddd
I just noticed that some of the overseas sites...

I just noticed that some of the overseas sites now sell Campagnolo Xenon 10s Ergolever sets, with complete cabling, for about $80.

I mention this because these are easily paired with Shimano...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-30-16, 03:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,917
Posted By dddd
I thought about whether a lighter 1-piece crank...

I thought about whether a lighter 1-piece crank could be made, hollow maybe, but titanium would be flexy as hell.

I'll post a picture of the green machine, for reference. I used parts that I had...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-30-16, 11:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,917
Posted By dddd
I prefer the a-la-carte approach to upgrading a...

I prefer the a-la-carte approach to upgrading a bike like the Varsity.

This way, you focus on the specific items that seem to be a nuisance, while leaving the bike's character as original as...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-29-16, 10:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 361
Posted By dddd
OP back here again, I just made a post and things...

OP back here again, I just made a post and things are suddenly working normally again.

I had had the same typing issue last year with my 8.1, and one of the helpful members here advised me in...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-29-16, 10:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,190
Posted By dddd
In recent years, with used-bike purchases, I've...

In recent years, with used-bike purchases, I've had pretty good luck flipping the plentiful Target-Schwinn mtb's, but water intrusion into the forks often makes for extra work. They can be enjoyable...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-29-16, 06:51 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,190
Posted By dddd
The parts cause problems! Makes the bike...

The parts cause problems! Makes the bike unpleasant to ride. BB bearings last maybe weeks or months, require constant readjustment.
Shifters on mine were essentially "fake" shifters. Would have...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-29-16, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 361
Posted By dddd
I use a plain mouse, wired. I have no problems...

I use a plain mouse, wired. I have no problems with other sites, as before. I am barely ableto to typethis one senence.

Help!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-29-16, 06:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 361
Posted By dddd
New Windows browser, new problems w/BikeForums

Since I upgraded my browser from Windows 10 after being pestered by Microsoft no end, I now have the sort of typing problems once again that I had previously had before changing settings.

So I'm...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-29-16, 06:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,190
Posted By dddd
I have by now spent a good many hours tinkering...

I have by now spent a good many hours tinkering with this 27.5-plus bike, but all of the parts came out of my stash.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-29-16, 03:24 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,190
Posted By dddd
I recently bought one of the new-wheel-size...

I recently bought one of the new-wheel-size 27.5-plus bikes from Kmart, same as the one sold at WalMart but with a different name.

I payed only $200 on sale. The frame is fine, if heavy, and with...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-29-16, 02:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,107
Posted By dddd
Pulley ball bearings are usually 1/8".

Pulley ball bearings are usually 1/8".
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-29-16, 02:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 458
Posted By dddd
I will note that I have ridden many thousands of...

I will note that I have ridden many thousands of miles on Normandy hubs with no problems, not even a broken axle yet.

These hubs on used bike purchases do occasionally turn up with pitted cones,...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-29-16, 09:35 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,654
Posted By dddd
Wow, that build really shows the effort. Looks...

Wow, that build really shows the effort. Looks like you've gone from zero to sixty with the old bike!

Hoping it rides straight and that the headset is behaving itself.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-27-16, 01:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By dddd
Since Campagnolo Nuovo-era cables are larger in...

Since Campagnolo Nuovo-era cables are larger in diameter than modern cables, the groove depth in the clamping assembly may allow the clamp to bottom out on itself if the groove turns out to be too...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-24-16, 10:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,076
Posted By dddd
All this makes me thankful to live in California....

All this makes me thankful to live in California. But I did once have to pass on buying an Italian bike, where clearance was only provided for 20mm tires, really tight clearances TT style.

And...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-23-16, 08:11 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,298
Posted By dddd
None of us are getting any younger, so there are...

None of us are getting any younger, so there are definite limits as to what output can be generated and what output can be sustained.

I have gotten better about knowing where the rides I partake...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-21-16, 11:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 893
Posted By dddd
The punch/hammer I referred to, that prompted...

The punch/hammer I referred to, that prompted your reply, was only for getting the cotter back in, alternating hammer blows with nut tightening until the cotter is heavily seated. I always use my...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-21-16, 10:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,816
Posted By dddd
Negative Shim: ...

Negative Shim:

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5626/20855847333_86d945d6db_c.jpg

I wouldn't do this to just any stem however. Only where there is a lot of meat around the clamp.
Any metal...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-21-16, 12:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,777
Posted By dddd
About that Ambrosio stem, the stem quill of such...

About that Ambrosio stem, the stem quill of such stems often measures as small as 22.0mm, but your bike's steerer ID will fit any 22.2mm stem quill.
The French stem quills often measure as small as...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-20-16, 03:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By dddd
If there's a crack in that left arm, I can't see...

If there's a crack in that left arm, I can't see it in the photos. Where is the crack?
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-20-16, 03:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 893
Posted By dddd
I've had well-stuck, original cotters that...

I've had well-stuck, original cotters that started to bend when I applied my home-made cotter press (hammering would be even much more likely to bend the threaded stud of the cotter!). At that point...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-17-16, 11:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,159
Posted By dddd
All this new stuff from the big C sounds like a...

All this new stuff from the big C sounds like a big step into their future. I like what I read and saw so far.

I sure wouldn't mind putting this Potenza gruppo on either my Club Fuji or Ironman...
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