Advertise on Bikeforums.net



Search:

Type: Posts; User: dddd; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 1.89 seconds.

  1. Replies
    22
    Views
    509

    I've never seen an actual weak spring in an...

    I've never seen an actual weak spring in an Allvit, but have seen several where either the single cast actuating arm was corroded within it's lengthy bushing bore, or where one of the pivots was...
  2. Use an indexing derailer for best...

    Use an indexing derailer for best friction-shifting performance, Shimano or Suntour both are good and should be compatible with just about any friction shifter. Do not use a wide chain from the...
  3. Replies
    17
    Views
    326

    I only replace springs when needed, or when...

    I only replace springs when needed, or when someone asks me to (as in when they are needed).

    I never replace the carrier, have only come across one broken one in twenty or so shifters. I've...
  4. Replies
    67
    Views
    1,270

    I totally get that there is...

    I totally get that there is frustration/disappointment in dealing with misrepresented bikes for sale. So I too am guilty of harboring some negativity towards less-than top-quality used products that...
  5. Replies
    67
    Views
    1,270

    Definitely the '79 and later models had...

    Definitely the '79 and later models had (practically INVENTED) what is similar to a "Triathlon/Multisport" geometry that just plain works in so many situations!

    Of course tracking and (somewhat...
  6. Replies
    18
    Views
    317

    I didn't know if you were referring to the early...

    I didn't know if you were referring to the early (pre-~1990) Campag cabling, or to the cables/housings from the last 20 years, but Campy's modern shift housing is their "unique" 4.5mm (so is bigger...
  7. Replies
    56
    Views
    797

    I ride year-round, both on and off-road. I never...

    I ride year-round, both on and off-road. I never clean a bike's chain per se, I just lube it up with a continuous stream of solvent-diluted chain oil applied to the moving (backwards) chain, then as...
  8. If you were to pair a Capag 1st-version 9-speed...

    If you were to pair a Capag 1st-version 9-speed shifter with a Shimano rear mech, the indexing would be right on for a standard 6-speed cassette or freewheel, not 7-speed.

    Similarly, if you use a...
  9. Replies
    6
    Views
    201

    Looking at the rear dropout joining, and having...

    Looking at the rear dropout joining, and having never come across a Kenko bike dealer, I would guess it's possible for this bike to have been distributed through some sort of mass-retailer, not...
  10. Replies
    17
    Views
    232

    This is correct. ^^ Since you are not...

    This is correct. ^^


    Since you are not competing, there is absolutely no need to increase the number of cogs.

    Shimano offers 12-28t and 13-28t cassettes, and a new, longer chain will almost...
  11. Yeah, 7s Accushift was plagued by the...

    Yeah, 7s Accushift was plagued by the unavailability of suitable chain for the high level of "overshift" movement that the shifters had built in, and for use with their freewheel cog's thick, blunt...
  12. Replies
    5
    Views
    179

    I would keep an eye on the bottom bracket seat...

    I would keep an eye on the bottom bracket seat tube area, as Benotto made these bikes for a significant period of time with an overheated brazing in that area, prone to fail within a few hundred...
  13. Replies
    17
    Views
    750

    Liquor and tools are my main two action items at...

    Liquor and tools are my main two action items at estate sales for the best bargains. Of course I have my eyes open for bike stuff, if any.

    Never forget to ask the appropriate estate sale...
  14. Replies
    9
    Views
    196

    For that matter, a set of Suntour 7s (if that's...

    For that matter, a set of Suntour 7s (if that's what's on your bike, they were also made in 6s) bar-end shifters might be easier/cheaper to source.
    I failed to see exactly what and how failed...
  15. No reason to expect steel cups to be impossibly...

    No reason to expect steel cups to be impossibly stuck in a steel frame, I've yet to come across that.

    The threaded-type spindle is a cheapie for sure, definitely not Shimano, so good riddance. ...
  16. Replies
    67
    Views
    1,270

    There are riders who, having made it to the point...

    There are riders who, having made it to the point where they no longer ride less than a top-shelf bike/frame, seem to either believe no experienced rider would want to ride on less than a top-quality...
  17. Replies
    67
    Views
    1,270

    Easily the best answer so far imo. As for the...

    Easily the best answer so far imo.

    As for the 103 tubing, Peugeot started out building lugged UO- bikes with this stuff, so it wasn't designed for any particular joining method or another. It's...
  18. Replies
    11
    Views
    322

    That's the first all-plastic rack that I've seen....

    That's the first all-plastic rack that I've seen. It looks like the bikes are held in place well, does it seem sturdy in use?

    BTW, what is the center-to-center spacing of the bikes?

    Hey, look...
  19. Steel bike ride near Sacramento tomorrow, Sunday

    The Sierra Foothills Cycling Club (SFCC) will be riding out of the Flour Farm café in Loomis CA at 8AM on Sunday.

    This ride is for steel-bike riders only, is the 3rd such event so far, and travels...
  20. Replies
    4
    Views
    141

    I had those same brakes on a pretty nice...

    I had those same brakes on a pretty nice late-80's Motiv bike that was sold at Costco.

    The brakes were pretty nice, probably the best parts on that lugged-steel bike, but the hoods had softened to...
  21. When the UO-series got the re-designed 103 frames...

    When the UO-series got the re-designed 103 frames in 1979, the style of cable housing stops changed from your spot-welded stops to more of a barrel-shaped brazed stop, likely a requirement of using...
  22. Replies
    22
    Views
    254

    The wheels should be given a good equi-tensioning...

    The wheels should be given a good equi-tensioning by a wheel expert imo.

    Finding a wheel expert to do this to high standards of +/- 5% at a fair price might not be easy, but will likely increase...
  23. Replies
    12
    Views
    366

    For the center barrel area I put a rag over my...

    For the center barrel area I put a rag over my finger and apply the polish liberally, turning the wheel and poking my hand between different groups of spokes. Then I put a thin cloth shop rag over my...
  24. Replies
    22
    Views
    490

    I have to say, your garage has character! The...

    I have to say, your garage has character!

    The bike itself sure looks like a worthy project. Tempting though to braze C-P studs on while doing all the refinishing, no? I guess you can't do that to...
  25. Thread: Are C&Vr's cheap?

    by dddd
    Replies
    80
    Views
    1,052

    You mean cassettes? I so don't like messing...

    You mean cassettes?

    I so don't like messing with the cog sequences of modern cassettes, at least when any sort of handlebar shifting is being used.
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4