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  1. Well... yeah. That IS exactly what I asked,...

    Well... yeah. That IS exactly what I asked, FBinNY (btw, thanks for pointing out my mistake w/ the crown race/outside cup dimensions). See, I could skirt this whole issue with a new, better...
  2. BMX Headset question: "32.7" or "32.5"?

    Hi!

    I'm replacing a shot BMX headset (a Tange MX-2; mounted into an early '80s MTB), and I've run across conflicting statements about the 32.5 & 32.7 headset standard; are they actually the same...
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    Headset question- "32.7" or "32.5"?

    Hi!

    Not sure if I should ask these questions here or in Bicycle Mechanics, but...

    I'm replacing a shot, early '80s BMX headset (Tange MX-2), and I've run across conflicting statements about the...
  4. Thanks for the reassurance! Yup, it is...

    Thanks for the reassurance!



    Yup, it is indeed. It's still in the OEM set up for that particular bike, according to the '83 Univega catalog I found online.

    I wish I could salvage the...
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    You say Shimay-no, I say Shimaanoh, Let's...

    You say Shimay-no,

    I say Shimaanoh,

    Let's call the whole thing Sram.
  6. 22.2 to 21.1 Headset modifications... Have any of you ever tired this?

    My apologies, but the tagline should read, "Have any of you ever TRIED this?" (I caught that a minute too late, and of course- it can't be changed: it's set there permanently in digital concrete.)
    ...
  7. Dig it, dude- Froome's only about 150lbs at 6'1";...

    Dig it, dude- Froome's only about 150lbs at 6'1"; Contador's 5'9" and weighs in at 135.
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    Actually, the 820's tubing varied from year to...

    Actually, the 820's tubing varied from year to year...

    As examples, while outwardly the same bikes (aside from size) my '93 had a full Tange DB MTB tubset (and was a very nice ride), however...
  9. Woah-- just heard- Phinney broke his leg...

    Woah-- just heard- Phinney broke his leg yesterday in Chattanooga (slammed into a guardrail, possib. a race vehicle); bad luck-- no 1st time TdF for him this year...

    Also, fwiw, my '02 Buenos...
  10. Totally. Not to stray too far from the OP,...

    Totally.

    Not to stray too far from the OP, but even Cav's referred to him as "a once-in-a-generation rider," and with good reason. It'll be interesting to watch him, Quintana, Phinney, and...
  11. Another (current) glaring exception is Sagan;...

    Another (current) glaring exception is Sagan; he's big for a climber, but can climb well enough to usually keep up with the main peloton. That makes him a spoiler for any GC contender, especially...
  12. That seems to have been par for the course... ...

    That seems to have been par for the course...

    Trek really didn't seem to know how to market LeMond's bikes (personally, I always felt they should have kept the older names with the older designs...
  13. The listed frame weight for the '03 Zurich (full...

    The listed frame weight for the '03 Zurich (full 853 frame, tri-butted) was 3.3 lbs; the Icon C/F fork (Alu. steerer) was an additional 18.1 oz.

    The Sarthe preserved the Zurich's original...
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    Also this- even in the same size, tires by...

    Also this- even in the same size, tires by different makers will all fit a bit differently; some tighter, some less so. Just as an example, Michelin tires tend to have a VERY tight bead (mount...
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    And yet more shifter follies...

    I've posted recently about some STI shifter problems; I'm revamping a few different bikes and each one has its issues:

    the "moderately used" DA 7700 shifters I'd picked up for my sport bike...
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    Andiamo 'Skins' are really good for casual rides...

    Andiamo 'Skins' are really good for casual rides & commuting, although I often wear boxer-length briefs; the latter also work really well as a base-layer under Smartwool thermals. Beyond that, I...
  17. In terms of its original kit, no: of course not...

    In terms of its original kit, no: of course not (and in fact this bike was issued with Accushift bar-cons).

    In terms of its condition when I got it: the only original gear left on the frame were...
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    Knowing one's limitations is the first step to...

    Knowing one's limitations is the first step to success.

    This is turning out to be one of the best, most accurate, and realistic threads on frame painting that I've read in a while; congrats,...
  19. Rebuilding my RB-2; choices, choices...

    It's been my experience that when it comes to components, vintage builds are usually subject to Hobson's Choice; you're rarely presented with the luxury of picking from three solid options...

    I'm...
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    As stated in my first post: the chain is NOS: New...

    As stated in my first post: the chain is NOS: New Old Stock; still sealed in package, never used, brand-spanking-new. As are the cassette, RD (& its pulleys), BB, & RH. The FD is VGC, little wear;...
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    Thanks for the response, but it doesn't actually...

    Thanks for the response, but it doesn't actually answer my question; I already know what it's doing.

    I'm looking for information about the chainrings themselves, since this is clearly a...
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    Shimano Chainring question...

    Hi Everybody,

    As stated, I have a question about older Shimano 8sp. chainrings. I'm rebuilding an older bike with a straight-up Shimano 6400 (STI) 2 x 8 drivetrain, and I'm hearing a little...
  23. I ran into almost exactly this same problem with...

    I ran into almost exactly this same problem with one of my current projects.

    My rim is 23mm wide and the canti-boss spacing on an early-80s fork was just too narrow to arrive at a proper spring...
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    You're pretty much right on point here, Andy:...

    You're pretty much right on point here, Andy: it's exactly what I was wondering.

    The Sugino spider has a 130 BCD, and I've measured the tab thickness against a 5500 triple crank and they're...
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    8-speed crank arms & 9-speed rings....

    Hi Everybody!

    As stated in the tagline, I have a question about 8 & 9 speed compatibility.

    Some time ago, I picked up a Sugino GP 130 triple crankset (just the crank arms; no chainrings) for...
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