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04-29-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By well biked

Really need to include more info......approximate...

Really need to include more info......approximate year/age of bike and model if possible, what your goal is and what your definition of restoration is for this bike, etc.
04-27-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By well biked

The "confusion" about short-medium-long cage...

The "confusion" about short-medium-long cage Shimano RDs stems from the mix of mtb group and road group terminology. SS (short cage road, n/a to Shimano mtb groups).; GS ("long" cage road, "medium"...
04-14-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 902
Posted By well biked

+1

+1
04-06-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,298
Posted By well biked

I found it amusing to read through that thread...

I found it amusing to read through that thread (again), and I have to admit I thought my snarky post somewhere in there was a pretty good one. :D
03-30-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,216
Posted By well biked

+1 to that. As a shop owner who carried two...

+1 to that. As a shop owner who carried two different brands of bikes roughly ten years ago that equipped bikes with 130mm qr disc wheels, and later had customers wanting to upgrade the wheels on...
03-23-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By well biked

At my shop, we have a dizzying array of removal...

At my shop, we have a dizzying array of removal tools/bushings, etc for headset cups, the various pressfit bb's, etc etc. I'll give Park Tool credit, they seem to offer something for just about...
03-21-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 757
Posted By well biked

^ That's super cool. I had family in Carlsbad...

^ That's super cool. I had family in Carlsbad back then, visited them there during that time period. I became intrigued with "California Masis" as a result. In recent years, I've been honored to...
03-21-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 757
Posted By well biked

Just curious, is it a Masi that was built at the...

Just curious, is it a Masi that was built at the Carlsbad, CA Masi factory in the late '70's/'80's?
03-14-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By well biked

I've always thought it was pretty clever that...

I've always thought it was pretty clever that when I "modernized" my older, lugged steel Pinareallo in 2008, the just-released 2009 Campy Centaur group I installed on it had a "skeleton" brakeset...
02-05-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 842
Posted By well biked

If the Magura hydraulic rim brake shown in the...

If the Magura hydraulic rim brake shown in the pic is original equipment on the bike, maybe it was a bike originally sold in Germany for commuting/trekking. I think most of those brakes were/are in...
02-04-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,034
Posted By well biked

As an aside, after qutie a few years in the bike...

As an aside, after qutie a few years in the bike business, I've only seen something fairly similar to this once. It was a rear, disc brake mountain bike hub flipped around to have the rotor mounting...
02-01-21, 12:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 962
Posted By well biked

Wow, I hate to see that. The Montello model is...

Wow, I hate to see that. The Montello model is the premium Pinarello from that era, I'm sure you know that. You say you bought it for the fork, I would say just go with that and don't pursue a...
12-22-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 868
Posted By well biked

As Hillrider says, it's probably an alumimum...

As Hillrider says, it's probably an alumimum stem, so rust is not an issue. Have the bike shop check it out if you take it there for the brake adjustment.
12-20-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 868
Posted By well biked

Needs to be adjusted to get rid of the rotor rub....

Needs to be adjusted to get rid of the rotor rub. The position of the brake caliper will likely need to be moved slightly and/or the rotor trued to make the adjustment. If you bought the bike at a...
12-17-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 723
Posted By well biked

The lack of 650b x 47-48ish tubes (actually made...

The lack of 650b x 47-48ish tubes (actually made and labled for tires in that size range) is surprising. I recently built up my first 650b bike,a gravel bike, and I use 650b x 48 tires on it. I run...
12-10-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,054
Posted By well biked

27.5 is a size that uses the rim diameter...

27.5 is a size that uses the rim diameter traditionally known as 650b. The bead seat diameter is 584mm. 700c has a 622 BSD, so no, they are not interchangeable, too much difference in rim diameter....
12-02-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By well biked

There are Shimano Parallax front hubs, too,...

There are Shimano Parallax front hubs, too, so......but as for rear hubs, I agree with Andy, I think Parallax rear hubs are strictly cassette hubs, no freewheel Parallax hubs.
11-28-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 683
Posted By well biked

Regarding the Schrader valve part of your...

Regarding the Schrader valve part of your question:

"If you want to convert a rim drilled for Presta valves to accept Schrader valves, drill it out with a 21/64" drill bit." - Sheldon Brown
11-16-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By well biked

Firstly, thanks for starting this thread. I've...

Firstly, thanks for starting this thread. I've built a lot of trouble-free wheels with Shimano hubs, and admittedly, I did not know about Shimano's instructions on this until reading this...
11-07-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,234
Posted By well biked

This a really good post, IMO.

This a really good post, IMO.
10-26-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,315
Posted By well biked

Absolutely not that at all. I've been selling...

Absolutely not that at all. I've been selling and using those tubes to repair flats for customer for a dozen years, this is the first time I've seen a clear, repetitive defect in a Kenda tube. The...
10-26-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,315
Posted By well biked

Btw, Kenda tubes are usually very good in quality...

Btw, Kenda tubes are usually very good in quality in our experience. But there was definitely a problem with that size with presta valves recently.
10-26-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,315
Posted By well biked

Unfortunately, there was a bad batch of Kenda...

Unfortunately, there was a bad batch of Kenda tubes, in that size, with presta valves, that failed in the same place you are showing in the photo. As far as I know, it was just a bad production run,...
10-22-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By well biked

You should stick with the same model chainring if...

You should stick with the same model chainring if you are just replacing one chainring. The letters are a code, based on number of chainring teeth on the crank's chainrings. That's important because...
10-16-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By well biked

Side note: JP Weigel no longer owns Frame Saver,...

Side note: JP Weigel no longer owns Frame Saver, Frame Saver is now owned by Problem Solvers, which is owned by QBP. I just checked, there is plenty of Frame Saver in stock in QBP's warehouses. If...
10-15-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By well biked

I've always applied Proofide to both the top and...

I've always applied Proofide to both the top and bottom of a Brooks when it's brand new, and then just the top for subsequent treatments, maybe once a year or so. The only time I've ever varied that...
09-28-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 709
Posted By well biked

FWIW, your 1986 three-speed Free Spirit was...

FWIW, your 1986 three-speed Free Spirit was likely built by Puch/Austro Daimler Bicycles, for Sears. :)
09-23-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,600
Posted By well biked

I see a whole bunch of wear indicators on that...

I see a whole bunch of wear indicators on that rim. At least a couple of them indicate the rim is worn out. :D

You say the bike is a vintage Wilier? Does it have the cromovelato finish? The...
08-21-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By well biked

Pinarello. I have one, too. :)

Pinarello.

I have one, too. :)
07-30-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,402
Posted By well biked

I am skeptical that the UN55 is discontinued. Q...

I am skeptical that the UN55 is discontinued. Q shows only two versions of this bb at the moment, (one is a 68mm version, one a 73mm version), and both are out of stock, with a limit of 3 if they...
07-28-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By well biked

Regarding current, new parts, nothing at that...

Regarding current, new parts, nothing at that level will work with your 6700 rear shifter. If you can find an XT RD in good shape from the nine speed era, it will work great.

The M591 RD I...
07-28-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By well biked

I suggest the Shimano RD-M591 SGS if you can find...

I suggest the Shimano RD-M591 SGS if you can find one. Will work perfectly with your 6700 rear road shifter and 11 x 34 cassette.
07-26-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By well biked

I met Richard Everett, the founder of Kool Stop,...

I met Richard Everett, the founder of Kool Stop, at Interbike years ago, and he told me Scott Matthauser hired him to develop a brake pad compound back in the '70's, which would become the famous...
07-24-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,171
Posted By well biked

I'll add, when it comes to difficult pedal...

I'll add, when it comes to difficult pedal removal, leverage is often your best friend.
07-24-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,171
Posted By well biked

For both right and left pedals: turn the spindle...

For both right and left pedals: turn the spindle towards the front of the bike to tighten, turn to the rear of the bike to loosen. Doesn't matter if you're working on pedals with 15mm wrench flats or...
06-19-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 766
Posted By well biked

I had hoped I could make my point clearly, I...

I had hoped I could make my point clearly, I guess I didn't. A chain, a derailler cage, derailleur pulleys, etc., don't look that that on a well-cared for bike. Chirping sound or not. It may just...
06-19-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 766
Posted By well biked

What I'm seeing in the photo is an overly oily,...

What I'm seeing in the photo is an overly oily, gunky, gritty mess. Chirping or no chirping.
04-27-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,767
Posted By well biked

Most people who use or used Octalink cranks/bb's...

Most people who use or used Octalink cranks/bb's were very pleased with them, because they were well made and durable. Shimano did a very good job with their Octalink products. This was also the...
04-06-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,316
Posted By well biked

So your first post on Bikeforums is dragging up a...

So your first post on Bikeforums is dragging up a seven year old thread, and correcting a long-time member who is one of the most all-time helpful members in the history of BF, and telling him...
Forum: Commuting
01-30-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,148
Posted By well biked

Yeah, I saw that. I subscribed to DirtRag years...

Yeah, I saw that. I subscribed to DirtRag years ago. Maurice Tierney was an institution.
Forum: Commuting
01-29-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,148
Posted By well biked

Wow, that's cool. I really liked Richard...

Wow, that's cool. I really liked Richard Cunningham's stuff :)
Forum: Commuting
01-29-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,148
Posted By well biked

The magazine I miss from "bitd" is Mountain Bike...

The magazine I miss from "bitd" is Mountain Bike Action. Mountain biking was my absolute passion for a very long time and I looked forward to MBA like no other magazine. I had a subscription to...
12-31-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 849
Posted By well biked

The trend at this moment for drop bar bikes...

The trend at this moment for drop bar bikes equipped with disc brakes: flat mount brake calipers (the newest drop bar groups with hydraulic disc brakes use flat mount). Axles and spacing: 100mm...
12-26-19, 11:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 683
Posted By well biked

Assuming you've already tried removing the valve...

Assuming you've already tried removing the valve core (and are using an air compressor), here's another trick that might be worth trying...remove the tubeless valve stem from the rim entirely,...
12-26-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,736
Posted By well biked

Power Grips! I hadn't seen or thought of those...

Power Grips! I hadn't seen or thought of those for a long time. :) NIce photo ^
12-26-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 683
Posted By well biked

I suggest two things: use soapy water (dish soap,...

I suggest two things: use soapy water (dish soap, etc) on the beads of the tires. If the tires are being stubborn, as it sounds like they are, remove the valve cores and inflate (with an air...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,467
Posted By well biked

I'm a big fan of Jeff Jones. We assembled a...

I'm a big fan of Jeff Jones. We assembled a stock, complete Jones Plus LWB at our shop not long ago for an old friend and customer, it was cool to finally see a Jones bike in person. I own a first...
Forum: Commuting
12-15-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,338
Posted By well biked

I have to admit, when I saw the thread title I...

I have to admit, when I saw the thread title I thought this was a thread about tripping a red light to green. :D
12-11-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 752
Posted By well biked

Being from the mid-south (U.S.), I pronounce it...

Being from the mid-south (U.S.), I pronounce it as "sawder" instead of "sodder," FWIW.
12-10-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,354
Posted By well biked

I use a Supernova dynamo headlight and tail light...

I use a Supernova dynamo headlight and tail light on a bike, also. Just curious, regarding your Sinewave Revolution USB charger, do you have it wired to the connector that plugs to the hub alongside...
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