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Old 04-08-19, 05:54 PM
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Put a tubus fly and a c19 all weather as well as a sugino maxy 58/94 crank on my touring bike this year. The grocery store is lightweight work for this beast. Gonna do a 6 day tour starting sunday.

Aldi trip.

Nice! Where ya headed!
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Old 04-08-19, 06:00 PM
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Nice! Where ya headed!
from my house in peoria il, to 3 state parks north by northwest of me. The final one is on the Mississippi. Mississippi palisades. 3 days out and 3 days back. Low mileage. 50 miles or so a day.
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Old 04-08-19, 10:50 PM
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First time go at rebuilding a set of hubs. A pair pulled from the box oí crap which are now slated for my first wheel build, which is slated for my clunker challenge entry.

Perfect! Because if I do a poor job at overhauling and adjusting the hubs, and if the wheels fold in half... Hey, clunker!

This front hub didnít like spinning as pulled from the BOC. Caked in glazed grease. But it cleaned up well enough. Bearings bright and round. Races a little worn but smooth and passing the ballpoint pen test. Axelís straight.

The day has grown long so hopefully tomorrow Iíll find time to put this hub back together, and gain a little skill in adjustment.



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Old 04-09-19, 06:44 AM
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Old 04-09-19, 09:58 AM
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That lock is a thief's wet dream.
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Old 04-09-19, 10:20 AM
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That lock is a thief's wet dream.
Yep. That bike would be gone as soon as you turned around in Eugene!
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Old 04-09-19, 10:28 AM
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First ever hub overhaul. Disassembled it last night, and cleaned it all up. Packed it and put it back together this morning.

Maybe I lucked out but it only took a couple adjustments to get it spinning like a top with a very slight amount of recommended side play. Now onto the rear...



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Old 04-09-19, 11:08 AM
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It seems like i spent the entire day on Sunday, Wrenching on my Ciocc while trying to be "Heroic" at least i got the seat post issue sorted before the ride. had the crank bolt come use, and the wobble caused a lot of "autoshift". then i needed to re-tension my Selle Anatomica. then last straw, the RD pulley cage return spring lost all ability to tension the chin properly.
I just kept it in the large cog, since it was a lot of uphill, but i coasted down hill... (if you consider a death grip on the brake levers coasting). if there was a free sag, i might have capitulated and gotten ride back to Cambria! Until i get a new of fixed RD, the bike will hang in the garage.
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Old 04-09-19, 03:11 PM
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Trying my hand at DIY bar wrap. Not bad for my first attempt. Going to change it to brown when I get a chance.

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Old 04-09-19, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by deux jambes View Post


Yep. That bike would be gone as soon as you turned around in Eugene!
glad i live in peoria
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Old 04-09-19, 03:22 PM
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I can taste the peat smoke from here.
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Old 04-09-19, 04:43 PM
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Ahem, I can still see some uncovered real estate on that workbench........it's NOT time yet
@Lascauxcaveman I didn't know there were Tornado's in PA Wa!
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Old 04-09-19, 04:50 PM
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Started work on this Rockhopper FS. And yes, those are teddy bear stickers. Previous owner was a Deadhead:

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Old 04-10-19, 12:20 AM
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Got some Superbe bits cleaned and lubed ready to go on my Resto. Still waiting on some decals for the frame for some portraits of that. Have polished the wheels too, took a long time to do. Ambrosio Montreal rims on Record hubs.


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Originally Posted by jbchybridrider View Post
Got some Superbe bits cleaned and lubed ready to go on my Resto. Still waiting on some decals for the frame for some portraits of that. Have polished the wheels too, took a long time to do. Ambrosio Montreal rims on Record hubs.
My second Favorite group set! Beautiful ! I am building the same wheels but mine are the gray anodized. I like the silver better, did they come like that?
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Old 04-10-19, 02:27 AM
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My second Favorite group set! Beautiful ! I am building the same wheels but mine are the gray anodized. I like the silver better, did they come like that?
Got the wheels at a flea market many years ago. Yeah there original silver rims, "Oh" Wow the work to get them presentable, they look much better a metre or so more away, and some spokes have been replaced with round galvanized spokes but they look ok now and will get the bike rolling. The plan is to take them apart in the future get the rims and hubs on the buffing wheel and rebuild with new bladed stainless spokes.
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Old 04-10-19, 05:19 AM
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Gary Fisher



I am trying to get this Gary fisher ready for my brother. The bike is in great shape. All is finished except
I can not seem to get chain to the number 8 gear with out unscrewing the barrel adjustment all the
way out to its last thread. I watched the park tool video I must be missing something.
all my other bikes are friction shifters.
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Old 04-10-19, 05:23 AM
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Originally Posted by long john View Post


I am trying to get this Gary fisher ready for my brother. The bike is in great shape. All is finished except
I can not seem to get chain to the number 8 gear with out unscrewing the barrel adjustment all the
way out to its last thread. I watched the park tool video I must be missing something.
all my other bikes are friction shifters.
have u taken the slack out of the cable? Properly adjusted the limit screws?
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Originally Posted by long john View Post


I am trying to get this Gary fisher ready for my brother. The bike is in great shape. All is finished except
I can not seem to get chain to the number 8 gear with out unscrewing the barrel adjustment all the
way out to its last thread. I watched the park tool video I must be missing something.
all my other bikes are friction shifters.
Start from the beginning. disconnect cable. Turn barrel adjuster a couple. Check limit screws. Make sure shifter is in the highest position. Reattach cable. Test and adjust.
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Old 04-10-19, 07:57 AM
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I intended to service my road bike's bottom bracket but it turned out to be beyond repair - the bearing surfaces on the axle had deformed quite badly. As a quick solution I just installed a BB-UN55.
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Old 04-10-19, 10:36 AM
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@Lascauxcaveman I didn't know there were Tornado's in PA Wa!


Seriously, @Lascauxcaveman, clean that **** up! You should just buy me a ticket over there (via the victoria clipper) and put me up for 2-3 nights to help you out. That's money well spent!
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Old 04-10-19, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by cog_nate View Post
I can taste the peat smoke from here.
Shop fee
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Old 04-10-19, 11:43 PM
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Seriously, @Lascauxcaveman, clean that **** up! You should just buy me a ticket over there (via the victoria clipper) and put me up for 2-3 nights to help you out. That's money well spent!
What?! I think not. The last time you were in my shop you did nothing. Nothing!

(Well, apart from glance about nervously and leave quickly.)

But you know you're welcome to come hang out a for few days if you want to. Just take the Straight Shot Rt 123 from Bainbridge if you don't want to ride 80 miles
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Old 04-11-19, 04:23 AM
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take the Straight Shot Rt 123 from Bainbridge if you don't want to ride 80 miles
Cool! I didn't know that existed. This opens up some possibilities in the future...
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Old 04-11-19, 11:37 AM
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The Bikesmith cotter press arrived, along with some Raleigh cotter pins and some spares he had that I'm going to try filing down and use with my Peugeot's crankset if the originals cannot be reused.

I have a '79 Raleigh Sports derelict which I got for free that I want the crank and bottom bracket parts from for future use on my 1950 Superbe. Now that I have the cotter press, I can remove the crank without destroying everything with my fix-all hammer, and take the frame over to the co-op. It is taking up valuable work space and storage space (I have an apartment). Later on when I get going on the AO-8, I can remove the cotters properly and service the bottom bracket. The press is quite a nice piece of metal work. I can also service the '50 Raleigh Superbe bottom bracket properly and change out the 70 year old bearings and grease...
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