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08-16-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,044
Posted By nazcalines

Yep. This thread is a whingefest, even by...

Yep. This thread is a whingefest, even by bikeforums standards.
08-15-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,044
Posted By nazcalines

Personally I'm happy these bikes are being made....

Personally I'm happy these bikes are being made. Gives me the possibility of picking up a used one a decade or two down the line. Price of the frameset doesn't seem too crazy considering a Nobilette...
07-19-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 774
Posted By nazcalines

I like the Nitto/fairweather 1" threadless stem....

I like the Nitto/fairweather 1" threadless stem. Available from blue lug. I think it's the MT-31
07-12-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,535
Posted By nazcalines

My favorite bike has a Japanese frame and...

My favorite bike has a Japanese frame and American fork.
07-06-21, 12:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,216
Posted By nazcalines

For stems, a machine is not necessary at all, but...

For stems, a machine is not necessary at all, but would probably be faster/easier. I've done 3 stems and used sand paper and simichrome with a cotton rag; all came out very nice with no machine...
06-28-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,436
Posted By nazcalines

It's another $100 out of your price range, but...

It's another $100 out of your price range, but the pacenti brevet wheelset is pretty light and tubeless ready. If you've got some hubs (and can find the brevet rims in stock) you can build up the...
06-22-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,135
Posted By nazcalines

I solved this problem by removing the shimano...

I solved this problem by removing the shimano logo with acetone.
04-24-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,948
Posted By nazcalines

I've used both the QB55 and QB75, and both cups...

I've used both the QB55 and QB75, and both cups came off without needing any tools. Maybe they were older versions?
04-20-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,461
Posted By nazcalines

If you want to make this a *real* long term...

If you want to make this a *real* long term project, consider taking some brazing and/or machining classes. If you're lucky enough to have access to a good maker space or community college it can be...
02-08-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By nazcalines

Tube brazed into the threaded steerer.

Tube brazed into the threaded steerer.
10-13-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,839
Posted By nazcalines

Amazing how much better a bike can look with pro...

Amazing how much better a bike can look with pro photos and a fancy crankset...

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08-20-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,618
Posted By nazcalines

Nice looking bike. Looks like you still have the...

Nice looking bike. Looks like you still have the plastic on the headbadge.
07-12-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5,059
Views: 561,098
Posted By nazcalines

Finished profiling and polishing my 1x shift...

Finished profiling and polishing my 1x shift mount. Took inspiration from a very aero JP Weigle.

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04-29-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,137
Posted By nazcalines

Great looking bike and refreshed wheelset! I...

Great looking bike and refreshed wheelset! I built a wheelset around the Brevets last year and also wanted to go with something light, while keeping it mostly passable as C&V, and with quiet hub...
02-11-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 931
Views: 294,013
Posted By nazcalines

Looks nice! Did you have to file the front R559...

Looks nice! Did you have to file the front R559 brake slots to get the pads to sit low enough? I have a 1983 630 and didn't think those tektros would fit on the front.
02-02-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,184
Posted By nazcalines

Seller can define whatever they want, but at the...

Seller can define whatever they want, but at the end of the day, if the item is not as described or damaged in transit, they will be paying the return shipping.


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02-02-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,184
Posted By nazcalines

If the item is not as described or damaged in...

If the item is not as described or damaged in shipping, the seller will pay return shipping whether they want to or not.
01-01-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 13,621
Posted By nazcalines

Some of the portland co-ops have been having...

Some of the portland co-ops have been having women only wrenching nights for as long as I can remember. I don't know of anyone who's had their feelings hurt over it, but who knows?! Maybe 2020 is the...
08-14-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,102
Posted By nazcalines

If you have canti brakes, you can quick release...

If you have canti brakes, you can quick release the yoke cable and the pads should swing out so you can visually inspect them and clean them. Then wipe down your rim brake surface at the same time.
08-02-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,905
Posted By nazcalines

I just built my second wheel and used a fork in a...

I just built my second wheel and used a fork in a vise as a truing stand. Normally would've used a stand from the tool library, but I kept missing out on it for the last 3 weeks. I used the side of...
07-17-19, 11:21 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 17,353
Posted By nazcalines

Why not use round tubing instead of square?

Why not use round tubing instead of square?
07-02-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,974
Posted By nazcalines

Thanks... yes it definitely does matter. When I...

Thanks... yes it definitely does matter. When I first started troubleshooting this I checked the alignment and it was off by 4mm at the rim. Corrected it, but it wasn't enough to solve the problem.
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07-01-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,974
Posted By nazcalines

Yep. The problem I'm having is that the limit...

Yep. The problem I'm having is that the limit screws couldn't be properly set when moving to a 10 speed cassette. The shifter would not shift to the big cog unless the limit screw was loosened.
07-01-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,974
Posted By nazcalines

The shifter is a 10 speed DA shifter. It will...

The shifter is a 10 speed DA shifter. It will shift 9 speeds very well using Sheldon's alternate cable routing. I maintain another bike that's setup with 10 speed shimano bar ends and a 9s cassette...
06-23-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,974
Posted By nazcalines

I've been running this bike setup 1x with a 9-sp...

I've been running this bike setup 1x with a 9-sp 11-32t (without the wolftooth) for the last few years without problem. The shifting would be fine with the new setup if the cable pull was to spec,...
06-23-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,974
Posted By nazcalines

Shimano 10 sp downtube shifter cable pull too high

I've been having a heck of a time trying to get a shimano 10 speed downtube shifter to mate up with a dura ace 7800 rear short cage derailleur, 11-36 xt cassette, and wolftooth roadlink. If I had the...
06-08-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,920
Posted By nazcalines

No, I brought it up to the target tightness...

No, I brought it up to the target tightness (~120kgf) at the coop using their park tension meter. At home I did the final truing. I'd like to build a tension meter at some point. I was hoping to...
06-08-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,920
Posted By nazcalines

I just built my first wheel (28 2.0-1.5 spokes,...

I just built my first wheel (28 2.0-1.5 spokes, 11 speed hub) following Roger Musson's ebook. I took my time and tuned the spokes by tone, like he suggests. When I went to the coop to check the...
03-22-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,752
Posted By nazcalines

Good to hear people are liking these. I have a...

Good to hear people are liking these. I have a set of 28 hole Brevets to build up. My rear PL23 has started cracking around the eyelets.
03-20-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,503
Posted By nazcalines

Yes you are right about evidence being required....

Yes you are right about evidence being required. Unfortunately the type of evidence we would like just isn't available in most cases (as you know). Usually there is no third party to scrutinize the...
03-20-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,503
Posted By nazcalines

Yes, it would be nice if there was a forensic...

Yes, it would be nice if there was a forensic carbon inspector out there to catalog it all and conduct interviews, review video footage. Personally, I just choose not to use it. I've crashed my bike...
03-20-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,503
Posted By nazcalines

I have no interest in riding a carbon bike......

I have no interest in riding a carbon bike... seen too many pictures of exploded carbon from people that were just riding along. I do really like my carbon rail brooks saddle and would maybe try...
03-13-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,747
Posted By nazcalines

Another issue to keep in mind on small frames is...

Another issue to keep in mind on small frames is they often steepen the seat tube. This is pretty much the opposite of what you want in this situation because it puts more weight forward and more...
Replies: 7
Views: 873
Posted By nazcalines

Thanks all for the replies. I currently own an 84...

Thanks all for the replies. I currently own an 84 Gran Rally that I really like, but on mine they made the top tube a little longer in the same size (21" C-T). My plans would be adding cantilever...
Replies: 7
Views: 873
Posted By nazcalines

Early Univega, how bad is the rust?

Rust looks bad, but I don't have a ton of experience with rusty frames. Should this clean up with a chemical strip/ sand blast or is there a good chance it's gone too far?

ebay link...
01-18-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,627
Posted By nazcalines

I just had a look at Schmidt's website and they...

I just had a look at Schmidt's website and they say the Edelux II is *not* to be powered by DC. Whether it'll blow it, or they just want to sell the DC version of the light, I don't know. I...
01-17-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,627
Posted By nazcalines

I just tried this with a v1 Edelux. I was...

I just tried this with a v1 Edelux. I was expecting the light to work regardless of polarity, but it only works one way (with the power to the bare wire and gnd to the insulated). Seems to be easily...
10-15-18, 06:05 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 17,790
Posted By nazcalines

When I've need a vehicle like this, I simply rent...

When I've need a vehicle like this, I simply rent it a day earlier than needed and return when the rental place is open. It might've cost an extra $50, but with the ~$6500 I'm saving a year being car...
08-29-18, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,628
Posted By nazcalines

I checked the bike with the modifiable Suntour...

I checked the bike with the modifiable Suntour shifters and it's unfortunately a round boss.
08-27-18, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,628
Posted By nazcalines

Which aero mount exactly do you have? My...

Which aero mount exactly do you have? My partner's bike also has an aero mount, but it's for suntour shifters which can be easily modified with just a file to take standard indexed levers.
08-04-18, 09:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,194
Posted By nazcalines

Is this a common problem? I did a quick search...

Is this a common problem? I did a quick search and all I saw were pics of busted carpet fiber bikes.
04-20-18, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,838
Posted By nazcalines

Well done, thanks! I just started using bikecad...

Well done, thanks! I just started using bikecad yesterday. After an hour with your web geo calc, I much prefer it over bikecad. It's faster and easier to use for what I want to do.
11-13-17, 03:37 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 16,109
Posted By nazcalines

Hey, Unfortunately they're not something I can...

Hey, Unfortunately they're not something I can really crank out. The first one I made took over 5 hours. I'm no pro so I'm very slow to do all the various setups that it takes to machine that part.
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11-13-17, 01:32 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 16,109
Posted By nazcalines

Thanks. It's on an 84 Univega Gran Rally 650b....

Thanks. It's on an 84 Univega Gran Rally 650b. Running 1x9 indexed makes for a nice city bike.
11-12-17, 08:07 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 16,109
Posted By nazcalines

Here's a 1x adapter for a shimano "aero" shift...

Here's a 1x adapter for a shimano "aero" shift mount. I have another with a much nicer radiused chamfer, but milled the downtube curve rotated 90 deg. Will do another one to fix it.
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07-30-17, 05:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,849
Posted By nazcalines

Andy, thanks for organizing this ride. Had a lot...

Andy, thanks for organizing this ride. Had a lot of fun and was good meeting you guys! The motobecane is super nice too.
07-28-17, 08:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,849
Posted By nazcalines

Sounds good, I'll be there.

Sounds good, I'll be there.
07-20-17, 11:53 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 18,515
Posted By nazcalines

Thanks for the offer. I have a double here I'm...

Thanks for the offer. I have a double here I'm going to install that should get it down to gugie's recommendation. I really don't mind walking though; my SO and I did the crater lake ring during one...
07-19-17, 10:40 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 18,515
Posted By nazcalines

Great, looking forward to it! I did...

Great, looking forward to it!



I did Springville Rd. up to Leif Erickson last summer and had to walk/push almost the entire way. I'll assume the wall will be similar and if I can pedal up some...
07-19-17, 04:34 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 18,515
Posted By nazcalines

I'm pretty sure I can make it this year. Haven't...

I'm pretty sure I can make it this year. Haven't been on a ride over 40 miles in a long time, so want to do a longer ride with some climbing this week before I commit. Those climbs look brutal...
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