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Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-18-16, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By Plainsman
Thanks all, I won't fuss with new decals in this...

Thanks all, I won't fuss with new decals in this case. I do need to inspect the rubbed spots more closely though(been too busy!), but if there is any surface rust, what is the best method for spot...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-18-16, 11:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 412
Posted By Plainsman
My apologies for the poor resolution on the...

My apologies for the poor resolution on the photos. Both rubs I've found are on the drivetrain side, top tube and down tube. Not bad, but I have to clean them up where they go to the bare metal....
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-18-16, 08:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 412
Posted By Plainsman
The other thing is that I don't want to strip the...

The other thing is that I don't want to strip the frame. The paint is in pretty good shape, so I would also be trying to figure out how to apply over existing clear coat and then re-seal. That might...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-18-16, 07:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 412
Posted By Plainsman
New decals on vintage frame - negative impact on value?

I see where I can get reproduction decals for my Peugeot. Only frame rub issues are at the decals. Is it a no-no to put repro decals on a vintage bike (value wise?)
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-15-16, 10:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 665
Posted By Plainsman
Just realized that replacement decals are...

Just realized that replacement decals are available online, which is where some of my chips are. Is this a no-no whereas vintage bike are concerned? I can be a decent touch up painter, even with...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-15-16, 10:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 665
Posted By Plainsman
Thanks - I have purchased from Niagra before,...

Thanks - I have purchased from Niagra before, good option for $8! And in brown to boot: Cane Creek / Dia Compe Brake Lever Hood Set Pair, Non-Aero, Brown...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-15-16, 10:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 665
Posted By Plainsman
I'm definitely '84 then, because it has the...

I'm definitely '84 then, because it has the screw. And yes most definitely need to go back with brown brake hoods - can't clash with the leather at the toe cages!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-14-16, 10:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 665
Posted By Plainsman
Thanks - this is my first older school bike, so...

Thanks - this is my first older school bike, so I'm pretty excited about it. Was glad to see that it was pretty much original - have never seen leather straps on toe cages. I have no intention of...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-13-16, 11:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 665
Posted By Plainsman
$250, seriously? We like to decorate with bike...

$250, seriously? We like to decorate with bike paraphernalia, thought this would look neat hanging on the wall - didn't know it might be worth that much. Since it is ride-able, I have to try it...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-12-16, 10:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 665
Posted By Plainsman
How to clean up my newly found Peugeot? Paint drips

Just bought a vintage Peugeot in a yard sale. Basically the bike is the same model as this one from an older thread:
...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-08-16, 08:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 791
Posted By Plainsman
Thanks everyone. I tried big-big plus 2 as many...

Thanks everyone. I tried big-big plus 2 as many have suggested, and it seems to be spot on!
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-05-16, 01:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 791
Posted By Plainsman
best method for determining chain length?

I'm installing a mid-cage rear derailleur on my road bike. Going with a 10 speed 12-32 cassette paired with a 50/34 front. I know there are a few methods out there. Which do you find tends to work...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-23-16, 10:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,801
Posted By Plainsman
L screw is not too far in though. Backing it out...

L screw is not too far in though. Backing it out makes no difference in shifting. I'll check the H screw, again, but I had backed it out a bit too.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-22-16, 11:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,801
Posted By Plainsman
I do follow the concept of the limit - it was...

I do follow the concept of the limit - it was almost like the FD was so far out though that it wasn't even coming far enough off the big ring when I tried to downshift (as if the limit was set too...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-22-16, 11:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,801
Posted By Plainsman
Yes you are correct. And there does seem to be...

Yes you are correct. And there does seem to be something odd about the limit on the FD. I do get the function. But yes, when I try downshift there is no snap at all. It doesn't move at all off the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-21-16, 10:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,801
Posted By Plainsman
If I put pressure on the derailleur with my hand,...

If I put pressure on the derailleur with my hand, I can get it to downshift. Maybe I just haven't found the sweet spot, but when I loosened the cable it wan't shifting up to the big ring. At this...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-21-16, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,801
Posted By Plainsman
And just as a general shout out and thank you -...

And just as a general shout out and thank you - due in large part to help from this forum, over the past 10 years I have gone from being afraid to touch my bike and taking it to the shop for anything...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-21-16, 11:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,801
Posted By Plainsman
Had not even thought about that. Always heard a...

Had not even thought about that. Always heard a front derailleur is a front derailleur is a front derailleur. If that is not the case I have a spare Tiagra braze on front derailleur sitting in a...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-20-16, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,655
Posted By Plainsman
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-20-16, 06:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,801
Posted By Plainsman
Need help - front derailleur is sticking on the downshift.

Just installed new housings and cables. New, never used Tiagra 4600 10 speed levers. Existing Dura-Ace front derailleur. I've attached the cable to the FD. I can shift onto the big ring, but then it...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-20-16, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,655
Posted By Plainsman
Thanks everyone. Now that I have the housing...

Thanks everyone. Now that I have the housing installed (which was no small feat), I can't seem to find a clear path from the top cable stop to the cable fixing bolt on the front derailleur. No...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-19-16, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,655
Posted By Plainsman
Not sure. There are two, what I would probably...

Not sure. There are two, what I would probably call stops, mounted there. One under the bottom bracket, one closer to where the cable attaches to the front derailleur. Both are welded to the frame....
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-19-16, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,655
Posted By Plainsman
Cable housing under bottom bracket of Cervelo P2SL

the cable housing under the bottom bracket - just noticed that the small piece of housing that routes the cable up to the front derailleur is actually a piece of brake cable housing. This was the...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-18-16, 07:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,509
Posted By Plainsman
Heard of the road Titans for the first time last...

Heard of the road Titans for the first time last fall, sounded intriguing. How was the organization? And agreed, the likes of Skyuka, Sassafras, and Green River Cove do make CH seem tame in...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-17-16, 09:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,509
Posted By Plainsman
Great to hear! You are probably familiar with the...

Great to hear! You are probably familiar with the same climbs. Did Sassafras to Caesar's Head last weekend. Sassafras is stout!
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