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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-18-16, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By byrd48
New Veloce crankset vs vintage Record

Hi,
I'm looking at replacing the crankset on my old road bike. Initially I started looking at vintage and NOS Record and Super Record cranksets which run from just over 100 for used to 250 and up...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-29-15, 06:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 846
Posted By byrd48
Also, when I get the rims, will there be...

Also, when I get the rims, will there be something that tells me what the spoke tensions should be?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-29-15, 06:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 846
Posted By byrd48
I got into it some more this weekend. I ordered...

I got into it some more this weekend. I ordered a 5 speed uniglide NOS shimano hub off ebay. The ratios are pretty close to what I'm riding now, just one less gear between 14 and 28.
I popped it...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-29-15, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By byrd48
It's not an ideal combination to go low front to...

It's not an ideal combination to go low front to low rear, but your derailleur should force the shift, it should work. Essentially your derailleur is not moving the chain far enough to the left, but...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-26-15, 06:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 846
Posted By byrd48
And for the freewheel, I'm less concerned with...

And for the freewheel, I'm less concerned with the number of cogs than the "right cogs". It's 42/52 up front and 14/28 in back. I can get anywhere with those ratios, but a 30 or 32 in back would mean...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-26-15, 06:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 846
Posted By byrd48
I just took another measurement, it is 123 to the...

I just took another measurement, it is 123 to the outer edge of the locknuts and the axle length is just shy of 129. There is one spacer on the right which could be moved to the left. It is approx....
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-26-15, 05:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 846
Posted By byrd48
I took the wheel apart and the hub is spaced at...

I took the wheel apart and the hub is spaced at 120mm. My bike frame is 126. Would I need a Campagnolo replacement axle? Could I put a 7 speed freewheel on? I'm using non indexed shifters, so I'm...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-26-15, 10:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 846
Posted By byrd48
Thanks so much for all the great info. I will get...

Thanks so much for all the great info. I will get a closer look at it tonight. But y'all would recommend rehabbing the old hub vs the new VO hub (presuming it will work)? Understood it's not a...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-25-15, 08:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 846
Posted By byrd48
Vintage Record Hub

Hi,
I need to replace the rear wheel on my old road bike, 126mm spacing. Not wanting to spread the frame, but willing to spend a little money, I decided to have a new wheel built. I ordered Mavic...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-03-15, 05:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By byrd48
Thanks, I tilted the bike in the stand to watch...

Thanks, I tilted the bike in the stand to watch the chain as it entered the cog from the derailleur to see if it was catching on the neighboring cog, but the alignment was good. This derailleur...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-02-15, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By byrd48
Thanks, we measured the chain with a chain tool...

Thanks, we measured the chain with a chain tool and it was ok. We will try riding through the wall.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-02-15, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By byrd48
Skipping

Hi,
I'm working on an old 5 speed bike with an axle mounted rear derailleur. When the chain is in the small cog and you apply a fair amount of force to the pedals, it skips. I have tried two...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 11-20-14, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 647
Posted By byrd48
used edelux 1 not working

Hi,
I bought a used edelux 1 from ebay, and when I hooked it up to my bike wheel and tested it, just holding the light, not mounted, it did light briefly. So I spent the next couple hours...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 09-19-14, 08:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,109
Posted By byrd48
I got the Shimano DH-3N80 from eBikeStop for $87....

I got the Shimano DH-3N80 from eBikeStop for $87. I can't tell a difference between when the light is off or on, but then I leave the lights on all the time :)
It looks good too !
Forum: Folding Bikes 08-22-14, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,068
Posted By byrd48
Thanks, I may try that, I have the extra shims...

Thanks, I may try that, I have the extra shims from when I bought the trail behind.
Forum: Folding Bikes 08-21-14, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,068
Posted By byrd48
Can a folder pull a Trail a Bike?

Hi,
I'm curious if a folding bike like the Novarra FlyBy or Tern Link Uno can handle an Adams Trail a Bike? I'm pretty sure it wouldn't break the bike, but I've never ridden a folding bike and am...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 08-15-14, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By byrd48
Thanks! Hard Rocks are plentiful on cl around...

Thanks! Hard Rocks are plentiful on cl around here, I have a couple of them already. Rockhoppers and Stumpjumpers are harder to find in good condition and a color you like. I do think it's a little...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 08-15-14, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By byrd48
early model rock hopper

Hi,
I'm looking at an early model rockhopper, 84 or 85 according to the listing.
I was curious about the rear spacing, if it would be 135, or smaller. I tried to find some specs but didn't find...
Forum: Commuting 07-24-14, 08:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,964
Posted By byrd48
There have been several comparisons I've seen of...

There have been several comparisons I've seen of BA vs MS of different sizes, but not a direct comparison of the same size, which is part of why I felt the need for a lengthy review. I am liking the...
Forum: Commuting 07-23-14, 10:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,605
Posted By byrd48
I did not ride before my kids were born, I took...

I did not ride before my kids were born, I took it up when they were 2 and 4. My commute is 12 miles each way, and I think it's about perfect, one hour each way and no need for any other exercise...
Forum: Commuting 07-23-14, 09:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,964
Posted By byrd48
One other observation on the livery.. The tire...

One other observation on the livery.. The tire says Schwalbe on one side of the tire, with the top of the letters pointing to the outside of the tire. On the opposite side, it reads Marathon...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-23-14, 09:34 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,014
Posted By byrd48
I live in Atlanta, and just built up a bike a few...

I live in Atlanta, and just built up a bike a few months back with a dynamo hub, 70 Lux front light and BM Top Line rear and there is no comparison. I ride with friends in the evening who have...
Forum: Commuting 07-22-14, 07:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,964
Posted By byrd48
So I finally ordered then and rode the commute...

So I finally ordered then and rode the commute for the first time. About two months back, I ran over a large nail which lodged itself in the rear tire (big apple). It took some force to remove the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-10-14, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By byrd48
They are the Shimano CX-50's and have maybe 500...

They are the Shimano CX-50's and have maybe 500 miles on them. I stopped by the lbs on the way home tonight and he made some adjustments and tightened up the spring by moving it to the top hole in...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-09-14, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By byrd48
Rear brake squeal

I know this one has been posted a gazillion times, and I've researched it, but nonetheless, I still have problems with the rear cantis squealing like crazy. The rims are clean, I took off the pads...
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