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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-24-16, 12:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 385
Posted By Eric S.
I'd warn against a glass jar...tried that once...

I'd warn against a glass jar...tried that once with a jar from spaghetti sauce and the bottom blew out, getting solvent all over me and the garage!
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-19-16, 10:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 765
Posted By Eric S.
That is correct. I remember Bicycling magazine...

That is correct. I remember Bicycling magazine pointing that out in a review of Dura Ace 8sp in early 1989.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-17-16, 01:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 280
Posted By Eric S.
Once I realized a SRAM Rival crank I bought a few...

Once I realized a SRAM Rival crank I bought a few years ago had these 5mm/6mm chain ring bolts, I put them on all my bikes. I toy with gearing and give chain rings a thorough cleaning from time to...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-16-16, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 280
Posted By Eric S.
I suppose you could make it work, but I'd suggest...

I suppose you could make it work, but I'd suggest purchasing TruVativ chainring bolts. Both ends have hex sockets and they come with spacers.
...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-11-16, 07:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 765
Posted By Eric S.
I've had a 130mm hub in a Bridgestone Radac...

I've had a 130mm hub in a Bridgestone Radac (pretty much a Japanese Vitus copy) for about 6 years now. I don't ride the bike a whole lot, but everything's fine so far.
Forum: Commuting 07-06-16, 12:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 606
Posted By Eric S.
On a bicycle there's no such thing as bad...

On a bicycle there's no such thing as bad traffic. When I drive I'm quickly reminded how miserable it actually is!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-05-16, 12:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,394
Posted By Eric S.
That was a big pain for me getting my 950/Tange...

That was a big pain for me getting my 950/Tange Big Fork set up. So much confusion out there that I bought & returned 2 threadless stem adapters before getting the right part from Nashbar. Problem...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-05-16, 12:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,394
Posted By Eric S.
On my 950 pictured above, I initially set it up...

On my 950 pictured above, I initially set it up with a 12-23T 9sp cassette on some Sun Rhino Lite/Deore 525 wheels I've had in the garage. For some reason, things didn't run well in the 12T cog. I...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-04-16, 01:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,394
Posted By Eric S.
I picked up a 950 on Craigslist for $35. I didn't...

I picked up a 950 on Craigslist for $35. I didn't use many of the original parts and had almost everything I needed to make it a 1x8 drop-bar bike. It's not light but I love how it rides.
...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-03-16, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By Eric S.
I had a Custom Sport back in 1980-1981. This is...

I had a Custom Sport back in 1980-1981. This is the only photo I have of it after I had Bluemel's Popular mudgaurds put on it. I wasn't into "road riding" at all; just a 14-yr. old kid running...
Forum: Commuting 06-17-16, 06:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,476
Posted By Eric S.
This Red Line MXII is hanging at the TGIF in the...

This Red Line MXII is hanging at the TGIF in the Gold Coast Casino in Las Vegas. It appears to have never been ridden (and assembled incorrectly).
...
Forum: Commuting 06-17-16, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 498
Posted By Eric S.
Tektro RL340 levers are definitely the way to go....

Tektro RL340 levers are definitely the way to go. Good "brifter-size" hoods and available online for less than $25 in many cases. If you feel you have smaller than average hands, model RL341 are...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-07-16, 10:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 766
Posted By Eric S.
I have 539s on an old Bianchi Nouva Racing. Nice...

I have 539s on an old Bianchi Nouva Racing. Nice brakes at ~$70 for a set of calipers when I bought them on Amazon in 2013. Different feel than the shorter Shimanos I'm used to, but perfectly good.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-30-16, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 723
Posted By Eric S.
This doesn't really show off much, but it's a...

This doesn't really show off much, but it's a refinished LeMond I got on Craigslist last summer. I didn't like the look of the steel fork and put a Nashbar carbon on it, which is "glossy".
...
Forum: Commuting 05-30-16, 11:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 832
Posted By Eric S.
I haven't checked for long sleeves, but Russell...

I haven't checked for long sleeves, but Russell makes some good quality microfiber clothing these days. I've been riding some light running pants with zip pockets and a hi-vis stripe down the legs...
Forum: Commuting 05-29-16, 10:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,532
Posted By Eric S.
After messing with a number of gearing options, I...

After messing with a number of gearing options, I think I've finally settled on something. I went back to the original 3-piece crank and a 38T ring, and put together an 11-19 cassette with...
Forum: Commuting 05-25-16, 11:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,532
Posted By Eric S.
Yes, the chain was at full length in this photo. ...

Yes, the chain was at full length in this photo. I waited to remove links as I felt things out. The rear derailleur is an old SunTour XC Pro medium cage.

I'll look into the narrow-wide chain...
Forum: Commuting 05-25-16, 10:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,532
Posted By Eric S.
I've already changed some things since I took...

I've already changed some things since I took this photo, but I got a Trek 950 on Craigslist for $35. I didn't really use any of the original parts; built it up with stuff I already had.

In...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-23-16, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By Eric S.
I have a couple wheels with mystery sounds. An...

I have a couple wheels with mystery sounds. An Ultegra 6500 rear makes sounds now & then, and I've repacked the hub, re-tensioned the spokes and even put a new freehub on it.

An old Mavic...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-21-16, 07:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,591
Posted By Eric S.
I wanted to get back to a 42T road ring and found...

I wanted to get back to a 42T road ring and found a couple new, in-packaging Ultegra-level Biopace rings on eBay a couple years ago. I think I paid $15 for each of them.

I don't notice them as...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-13-16, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By Eric S.
I have a 14-25T 9sp Shimano cassette on one bike...

I have a 14-25T 9sp Shimano cassette on one bike - it's almost a straight block. I rarely use the 12T or 13T unless going downhill, so I thought I'd try 14T. I don't feel I'm missing anything.
Forum: Commuting 04-24-16, 12:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,113
Posted By Eric S.
Undoing a seat pack multiple times is a minor...

Undoing a seat pack multiple times is a minor hassle that's major enough for me to not want to deal with it, so I use a peanut butter container. Until I have to use the tube, it's packed tight...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-23-16, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,414
Posted By Eric S.
A couple months ago I bought my dream crank -...

A couple months ago I bought my dream crank - Campagnolo C-Record in 180mm. It has a 41T inner ring and, despite the closer range to the 53T, is a bear to upshift.

On the other hand, on my...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-14-16, 10:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 505
Posted By Eric S.
I'm kind of weird - I run a rear bar con + front...

I'm kind of weird - I run a rear bar con + front DT shifter on a few bikes. I found a seller with single, wing-style cable stops on eBay and got a couple for $7 each, I think. They came from Asia...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-15-16, 11:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,793
Posted By Eric S.
A guy I work with has a Priority Classic. I...

A guy I work with has a Priority Classic. I haven't pedaled it, but handled it a bit. I haven't purchased a new bike of any sort in years, so $450 seems a little high for such a basic bike but I...
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