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Old 03-19-20, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by 2cam16
Wrenched on two today.
Kudos! Its always nice to see a bike that is well maintained. Nice pair of bikes!
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Originally Posted by J.Higgins
Kudos! Its always nice to see a bike that is well maintained. Nice pair of bikes!
Thanks!
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Old 03-20-20, 08:03 AM
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Stripped and polished the heatsink on a B+M Cyo T Premium for the SilverAce. Because nothing says C&V like shiny metal.
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That 560 is a stunner! One of my favorite paint schemes from Trek.
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The dust cap from heck

I have a very cosmetically challenged PX10 frame from (I think) 1968 or so. However, my plans to clean and build this frame during the next few weeks are all hung up by a tiny little dust cap......



You can see the surface looking like crater impacts on the moon.... already broke off one Park SPA-6 spanner pin... currently soaking in PB-Blaster for 15th time. I've tried heating the crank with a heat gun.... I've whacked the cap with a screw driver and a big dead-blow mallet. Still nothing.

Any genius inputs welcomed..... at this point I would happily destroy the blank-ing thing, but if I can save the crank arm that'd be lovely.

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Old 03-20-20, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by no67el
I have a very cosmetically challenged PX10 frame from (I think) 1968 or so. However, my plans to clean and build this frame during the next few weeks are all hung up by a tiny little dust cap......



You can see the surface looking like crater impacts on the moon.... already broke off one Park SPA-6 spanner pin... currently soaking in PB-Blaster for 15th time. I've tried heating the crank with a heat gun.... I've whacked the cap with a screw driver and a big dead-blow mallet. Still nothing.

Any genius inputs welcomed..... at this point I would happily destroy the blank-ing thing, but if I can save the crank arm that'd be lovely.

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Looks like you have the other side off, undo the BB, take the arm and spindle out together, soak in a bucket and run with plan B for now, get another crank or whatever and circle back if you can.
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Old 03-20-20, 03:19 PM
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Thanks

Originally Posted by merziac
Looks like you have the other side off, undo the BB, take the arm and spindle out together, soak in a bucket and run with plan B for now, get another crank or whatever and circle back if you can.

"D'oh!"

Merziac, you are a savior. The obvious solution right in front of my nose.... I'll be so happy to just soak this and move on with another crank.

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Old 03-20-20, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by no67el
"D'oh!"

Merziac, you are a savior. The obvious solution right in front of my nose.... I'll be so happy to just soak this and move on with another crank.

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Old 03-20-20, 08:13 PM
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Still fine tuning my waterbed Pedestal workbench.

I think it's about ready to be screwed together now that I moved it against the wall. I can reach my dartboard again! I need to get some peg board and a piece of white board for notes.


So getting back on my 97 Cannondale R300. Swapping out RSX brifters for Sora 3400 3x9. But expect the RSX FD and RD should cover. Unless I choose to go with a bigger rear cassette. I'm not sure the quill adapter is staying though. I need to replace the seat collar. It isn't original, and is a bit knackered up. I've got a set of wheels for the 9 speed, as the RSX hubs that came with the R300 won't take 9sp... This project is just for fun... During my mandatory time off...
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I have been making some upgrades to my early '90s Marin Eldridge Grade. I replaced the Deore LX derailleurs with an XTR rear and XT front. I also put on the biggest tires I could fit on it (26 x 2.3). Not many of the components are original as I have continued to upgraded it. The shifters are XT and the crankset is Ritchey Logic. The wheels were also upgraded.

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Added another courtesy of the Box of Crap on my gravel grinder:
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Old 03-21-20, 05:04 PM
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Was trying a drop bar conversion. ( rookie). Thought I got a good deal., the fork was cracked and the screws are stuck on the rear rack mounts and 1 screw on the water bottle mount.🙄 Got a used ridged fork, let's see if the head set come out. I have pretty much stripped down . Any input advice? Thanks


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Pedals...

Took these off of a FOR SALE bike to put on one of the permanent bikes...silky smooth...and I put these half clips on a lot of my bikes...the most discernible difference is in the lack of stiff sole...knees don’t always want to participate fully in clicking in and out of the pedals...




Nice flat platform does away with the ball the foot pain with normal configured pedals with the axle tube...


Plenty of room for heavier, warmer, hiking type shoe in the colder seasons...easier to walk home in...

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Old 03-21-20, 06:24 PM
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Worked the Peugeot mtb. Transmission cleaned and tuned. Then the roller cam under mount rear brakes. Had to flip bike over and reach out to the inter web for set up. Work great now!


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I'm replacing the original Suntour XCE groupset off of my Schwinn Voyageur as part of its mid-life refit (Albatross bars to bring the position up since the frame is small for me, new brake pads, cables). The bottom bracket is a Suntour cartridge unit and I've noticed how rough it feels lately. I took the chain off of the ring and sure enough the crank feels quite rough to free spin. I'm going to try and pack in new cartridge bearings if possible. The original cassette is done for. What is a good 7 speed cassette? Shimano makes a 7-speed tourney cassette but I've read that it isn't the greatest quality. The matching Suntour 7 speed cassettes are really expensive on eBay so my idea of finding one in good shape for cheap is up in smoke.

I'd like to stick with Suntour because they made lots of neat old mech and there is a lot of it floating around out there still, and it fits with my bike's touring era and I really like my Suntour bar end shifters. I'd also like to try one of the well regarded derailers that I have never used. I've read that the Suntour VGT Luxe or Cyclone GT are good. These seem a few years older than my bike. I'm not sure what the equivalent would be for the late '80s or 1990 when touring bikes were old hat and MTBs were on the way up.

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Originally Posted by rossiny
Was trying a drop bar conversion. ( rookie). Thought I got a good deal., the fork was cracked and the screws are stuck on the rear rack mounts and 1 screw on the water bottle mount.🙄 Got a used ridged fork, let's see if the head set come out. I have pretty much stripped down . Any input advice? Thanks


You did get a headset for the threadless fork,right?
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Old 03-22-20, 04:50 AM
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And a one inch fork? That one looks big.
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Doing the tear down on a Paramount Series 70. Shock is toast and sadly the Ringle quill stem was stuck and brittle so it is out too. May go back to a rigid fork. Going to be a fun bike when finished. These are hard to find. I know this is a 91, but I cannot find out where it may have been built. Japan I assume.




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Worked on the Miyata wheel set. Overhauled hubs, trued up a bit, and installed the freewheel.


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Finally getting around to some decals.




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2cam16, you remind me that now that it is spring, it's a good time to clean the bikes.

I did a bunch of little things to our tandem yesterday.

The handlebars are too high, and I can't lower them, and they are too close. I tipped them down in front a bit to add reach. I think it's an improvement.

I adjusted the headset. I wonder how it got wobbly.

I changed the saddle and thought it might improve things a bit. It turns out to have made a huge difference. It's much comfier now.

There seems to be friction in the drivetrain. Maybe it's the chain line. I removed the rear chain from the rear crankset, and I spun the cranks, still tied together with the front (timing) chain. It didn't feel bad, but it's hard to gauge. I figure both cranksets are heavy-ish. It could be one or both of the BBs. It could be the timing chain.

I recently changed the rear crankset on the right side. The previous one was 28/38/48 made for the 7-speed drivetrain that came with the bike. It was dropping the chain and jamming it between chainrings ever since I changed the rear to 11-speed. So I got a Campagnolo triple crankset on ebay with 30/42/52 rings. Problem solved. I'm still using the original front derailleur with friction shifter, and that works fine.

I also show you a close-up of the rear hub. I rebuilt the wheel last year with a new hub and 11-40 cassette, and my trademark is to put a rubber band around the hub of a wheel I build. Every so often, I get to chuckle when someone asks how I got it in there.






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I must say, the Deore XT shifter and derailleur (and cassette) are the best combo I have ever used in my life. They shift quickly and precisely and don't need to be handled in any way.
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Minor cleanup and adjustment to an old friend. Installed a new set of Panaracer Paselas; I’ll take it out for a ride on the deserted streets later today.

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After changing the oil, filter, and changing out the dead wipers on my truck, I loaded the pieces for the 3Rensho wheel build into the truck and Monday morning this kit will be dropped off at an undisclosed wheel builder in San Diego for a really nice build. Support your local bicycle shop as these guys usually run on a shoestring, you could make the difference of them being in business in the future when we are out of this mess.





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Such a deal

Originally Posted by 2cam16
You did get a headset for the threadless fork,right?
Yes , I got what a thought was good deal on a used fork. Turns out was for 29r.
Luckily I bought at Dream Bike in Milwaukee, so can exchange it . Hopefully they have fir 26 wheels. , now I need shifters, brakes, handle bars etc ,
​​​​​​​tough being a rookie
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