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Old 04-19-15, 07:31 AM
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Recovering from a six pack of this...

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Originally Posted by J.Oxley
Awesome. I ride that frame as well, though I changed up the decals because I found the yellow-on-champagne scheme vaguely horrifying.
Stripped all the decals except the Champion Tubing stickers and scrubbed it up. Cleaned up very nicely, have a few small spots I'd like to touch up and I think it's going to be tough to match. I like it a lot without the decals so it's staying that way. Cold set the rear stays for the newer wheelset, installed the RSX triple crankset and derailleurs and installed a Dedi threadless stem adapter with a black threadless road stem and black drop bars. Had to order a couple small trinkets and different tires and tubes. This one may see some gravel time so I went with moderately aggressive "street" tires instead of slicks. Once it starts to look like a bicycle again I'll put up a pic or two.
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Originally Posted by Murray Missile
Cleaned up very nicely, have a few small spots I'd like to touch up and I think it's going to be tough to match.
FWIW, the color of this frame is a dead-perfect match for my 1999 Ford Crown Vic: Harvest Gold Metallic, color code B2. Maybe try the automotive touch-up paint angle?
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Old 04-19-15, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by J.Oxley
FWIW, the color of this frame is a dead-perfect match for my 1999 Ford Crown Vic: Harvest Gold Metallic, color code B2. Maybe try the automotive touch-up paint angle?
Thanks! Auto Zone here we come.
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Old 04-21-15, 01:06 PM
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Just did some laps at Kissena Velodrome (I love the word, velodrome...!) with my Torelli.

Love this bike, and I'm beginning to really like the whole idea of track racing, although I haven't yet raced. We'll see. I'm still getting comfortable on her. For now, it's a dynamite workout -


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Showing my PH10LE to a couple interested potential buyers. It's such a slow market here, it may take while to move this thing, even with the nice weather we've been having.

It's a bad sign when you have to show and explain "friction shifting" to a shopper who's probably 45 years old or more

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Old 04-21-15, 05:17 PM
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L-caveman, that Peugeot is beautiful!

My bike activity was commuting on the UO-8.
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Old 04-21-15, 05:35 PM
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checking out Tubular prices and options, now that I have rims coming. doing searches on tufo tape, etc.
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Getting this one ready to ride up to Valley Forge and back to Philly early tomorrow, before the rainstorms start.
Very nearly sold it recently.
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Old 04-23-15, 06:29 PM
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I started prepping my Torelli for a possible trade. Hate to see it go but it just feels a bit on the small side.
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Today I looked at the poor raleigh technium in my shed. I need to find it a good home soon.
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Finally clamped a bottle cage on the Super Sport and continued waiting on a couple of pieces of Paramount. Yesterday swapped out the mismatched Paramount brakes for a set of Weinmann 999s which were found at the co-op and polished up very nicely.
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This morning I rode my steel frame Serotta and today I am shopping for new parts to update and personalize the bike. I grabbed a set of VO road pedals, Nitto Noodles, and a maroon Brooks team pro saddle.
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Cleaning the 'mini Team Pro' for our daughter to ride while she's here from home in Montana.
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Spent the morning riding. Spent the afternoon tightening the tandem's timing chain and replacing the tandem's FW and FD cable. Ain't nothing simple on a tandem.



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Unpacking a small box of Bearing Cups.....Nuovo Record bearing Cups that is.....
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Today I got around to taking some pictures.

I took a stab at building wheels about a week ago. My first set:





They've survived two mixed surface rides with nary a ping, still true. We'll see how long that lasts - I'm hopeful.

This got a cleaning for the same build:

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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman
Showing my PH10LE to a couple interested potential buyers. It's such a slow market here, it may take while to move this thing, even with the nice weather we've been having.

It's a bad sign when you have to show and explain "friction shifting" to a shopper who's probably 45 years old or more

Damn, at that price, that bike wouldn't last 5 minutes in my town.

For myself, I installed a rack, and took my bike on her first beer run since I bought her.

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Old 05-06-15, 11:24 AM
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Miyata 710

Working on rebuild of Miyata 710. Took the Suntour Symmetric down tube shifters apart to clean and then panicked as I couldn't get them back together properly. Time for a BF search. Found an excellent tutorial from @miamijim that I followed to successfully piece the shifters back together. Just one of the many great resources available at BF. Thanks to all who post these things.

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Originally Posted by jimmuller
Spent the afternoon tightening the tandem's timing chain and replacing the tandem's FW and FD cable. Ain't nothing simple on a tandem.

Hey Jim, something I haven't put much thought into, and you've peaked my interest. How tight is the timing chain supposed to be? I haven't adjusted the tension on mine since I've had it(probably due to not having any problems with it).
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"Now where did that uber-rare French reverse-thread 7.25mm nut disappear to?"

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Hey Jim, something I haven't put much thought into, and you've peaked my interest. How tight is the timing chain supposed to be? I haven't adjusted the tension on mine since I've had it (probably due to not having any problems with it).
AFAIK it needn't be real tight but at least tight enough that it can't jump a tooth. That would have to be loose indeed and probably doesn't happen too often. But I think they look sloppy if they sag too much so I've checked it every few thousand miles or so. That helps keep the eccentric free too. And a tighter chain gives better tactile feel for what the other rider is doing.

When you tighten it spin the pedals backwards and see how it does through the pedal cycle. Depending on the chainrings' and spiders' roundness the tightness may not be constant.

One clever way to take up timing chain slack if your eccentric is stuck or has no more take-up capacity is to insert a ghost ring between the upper and lower segments somewhere between the two cranks. If it is slightly larger than the chainrings it pulls the slack out of the chain by making it take a non-direct path between them. Nothing holds it in place except the chain itself and the fact that the upper and lower segments are moving in opposite directions at exactly the same speed.
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I thought of doing that just for appearance! Then it needs a good story for the less informed!

I rode to work today on the RockHopper due to the threat of rain both in and back. As it turns out, I hit 600 miles of commute since 3/12. Not much by some but better for me! No wrenching since Saturday. Oh can I post a pic of what I did Saturday?
OK thanks! Built this up from the frame. Took about 5 hours with some cleaning:

[IMG]P1020904 by superissimo_83, on Flickr[/IMG]

Oh I can't do that?! Today only?!
Sorry.
Yes the rear tire needs to rotate so the label is over the stem. I know. I also need to add an inline cable adjuster for the RD. Still runs great!
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