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10-25-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2,384
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Posted By jcb3

Can't speak to the R4 320s but I bought half a...

Can't speak to the R4 320s but I bought half a dozen Bontrager R4 Classics (28s) and most all of them failed where the stem is glued to the latex tube. Called Bonty, said they hadn't heard of this...
01-04-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,033
Posted By jcb3

Keep an eye out for long cage simplex RD cages -...

Keep an eye out for long cage simplex RD cages - they can usually be swapped onto your RD to give you extra range...
01-23-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 39,375
Posted By jcb3

I was up there riding over Thanksgiving and...

I was up there riding over Thanksgiving and looked at the route you suggest. You can't turn left off of Santa Rita Road to get back to 46 on Santa Rita Ranch Road - I believe that is a locked gate,...
01-03-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,733
Posted By jcb3

Looks like 4 cross to me. Seems to me the...

Looks like 4 cross to me. Seems to me the weaving that last cross adds lateral strength and probably makes the wheel harder to keep true.

Me, I'd rebuild it, because I can and have the tools.
12-17-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,090
Posted By jcb3

Thinking outside of the box, you could go with a...

Thinking outside of the box, you could go with a triplizer, (130bcd) that will get you down to 26t, then shave off the teeth on the triplizer to form a bash guard.
12-16-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,867
Posted By jcb3

I did the Heroic in 2016 and that was enough. It...

I did the Heroic in 2016 and that was enough. It was my first Eroica.

10:30 moving and 13 hr total on the route. Made it back just as it was getting dark. 4 flats, which certainty didn't help. So...
12-16-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,090
Posted By jcb3

Thanks Mine is a Nexus 8, where 4th is 1:1

Thanks

Mine is a Nexus 8, where 4th is 1:1
12-16-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,090
Posted By jcb3

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42 chainring seems fine to me with...
12-08-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,282
Posted By jcb3

Loving this

Loving this
12-01-19, 07:59 AM
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Posted By jcb3

sweet - good idea with the painters tape

sweet - good idea with the painters tape
11-30-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2,384
Views: 288,429
Posted By jcb3

can be glued - how safe it will be is hard to...

can be glued - how safe it will be is hard to judge, but I say try it and be careful for a while. Remainder of base glue could be weak also. Same approach I use for testing new glue or tape jobs.
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11-30-19, 07:51 AM
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Views: 288,429
Posted By jcb3

from what Iíve read, glue & ďBelgianĒ tape is a...

from what Iíve read, glue & ďBelgianĒ tape is a cyclocross gluing method
11-28-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 39,375
Posted By jcb3

Thinking of you guys on a rainy Thanksgiving ...

Thinking of you guys on a rainy Thanksgiving

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11-20-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,083
Posted By jcb3

Varsity now only 30 lb!

Varsity now only 30 lb!
11-10-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,005
Posted By jcb3

Worked for me on models where the spring is keyed...

Worked for me on models where the spring is keyed to the pivot bolt (so by turning the pivot bolt, you apply tension), you just need to create and hold the spring tension with one hand while...
11-10-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,919
Posted By jcb3

Skyline Drive in Tustin CA - Climbs up to Tustin...

Skyline Drive in Tustin CA - Climbs up to Tustin Heights (shockingly)

A regular bike club route, not all that hard, but a nice segment - if you don't know your way you can get you all turned...
11-09-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,005
Posted By jcb3

My experience (not with a LJ but lesser models,...

My experience (not with a LJ but lesser models, but I expect the result will be the same) is if you loosely assemble the pivot bolt (front) , spring, mounting plate (thing with the tab), and...
11-04-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5,119
Views: 547,506
Posted By jcb3

Thanks for the offer - let me check with her on...

Thanks for the offer - let me check with her on the bars - I'm guessing she is looking for something with a bit more rise.

As far as the work goes, she will need to go the LBS (Cambridge) because...
11-04-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5,119
Views: 547,506
Posted By jcb3

I believe the issue is the handlebar not the...

I believe the issue is the handlebar not the brakes - but thanks for the idea
11-04-19, 10:14 AM
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Views: 547,506
Posted By jcb3

ISO upright City or Touring handlebars and brake...

ISO upright City or Touring handlebars and brake levers in Boston Area

My daughter now wants upright bars (but not flat MTB style) on the Nishiki I built up for her.

Thanks

Joe
...
11-04-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,735
Posted By jcb3

Jumping on the French theme - I have an extra...

Jumping on the French theme - I have an extra early 70s PX10 frame that I was going to build up and sell, measures closer to 25, but then you would want the "French fit"
10-19-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By jcb3

I had a early 1980s Trek 700 (25.5" frame) with...

I had a early 1980s Trek 700 (25.5" frame) with the very long stays and it was very susceptible to ghost shifting under load (standing on the pedals on a steep hill, with my Clydesdale sized body)
...
10-08-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,337
Posted By jcb3

Pm incoming for the barely ridden chain

Pm incoming for the barely ridden chain
09-27-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,079
Posted By jcb3

You are aware of the “thin cup” issue with the...

You are aware of the “thin cup” issue with the Stronglight 93?

french bottom brackets have “thin cup” walls and thus the spacing between races on the spindle are wider than std English cups (56mm...
09-23-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,491
Posted By jcb3

+1 I probably have the correct size (or...

+1

I probably have the correct size (or close enough) in inventory (my garage stash)
08-23-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 2,384
Views: 288,429
Posted By jcb3

no separate tube on the tufo so can't patch old...

no separate tube on the tufo so can't patch old way.

Can use a traditional car tire-type plug patch like they use for patching larger holes on tubeless tires (see photo)

I see no issue patching...
08-23-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 2,384
Views: 288,429
Posted By jcb3

Brand name contact cement

Brand name contact cement
08-18-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,366
Posted By jcb3

The hoarding element definitely applies to other...

The hoarding element definitely applies to other areas for me.

I recently discovered I am a wood hoarder - You never know when this little scrap will come in handy.....
08-18-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 2,384
Views: 288,429
Posted By jcb3

Tufo's can't be repaired in a traditional sense,...

Tufo's can't be repaired in a traditional sense, because as you say, the tube and tire is a "unibody"

That said, the concept is that the "unibody" makes them more durable and "designed" to work...
08-15-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2,384
Views: 288,429
Posted By jcb3

I have had a hop appear as a result of a poor...

I have had a hop appear as a result of a poor glue job (by me).

I've heard barge cement is the ticket for gluing the basetape back on
08-15-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2,384
Views: 288,429
Posted By jcb3

Merlin is blowing out 25mm and 27mm green...

Merlin is blowing out 25mm and 27mm green sidewall Pave tubulars for $40 - I picked up a half dozen or so of the 27mm blackwalls while they were in stock.

The 27mm ones measure closer to 25mm.
08-15-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By jcb3

I've had good luck with the Rustines half hoods

I've had good luck with the Rustines half hoods
08-15-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By jcb3

Pull cables unavailable? Never heard that....

Pull cables unavailable? Never heard that. Straddle cables can be made from derailleur cables.

Not it too hard to find a simplex long cage for extra gearing range - Simplex cages are all...
08-13-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,600
Posted By jcb3

LY denotes cog type of the Aris family. This is...

LY denotes cog type of the Aris family. This is one I have:

13(LY), 15 (IY), 17 (HY), 20 (BY), 24 (GY), 28 (AY), 32 (AY)

something like this:

LY = 12-14
IY = 13-16
HY = 14-17
BY = 15-18
08-12-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,236
Posted By jcb3

Dia Compe brakes on a Peugeot? Blasphemy! ...

Dia Compe brakes on a Peugeot? Blasphemy!



Please don't grind - keep it French - Simplex aren't that hard to find and don't scared by the plastic ones.

Bottom bracket is likely French, so...
08-10-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,262
Posted By jcb3

Seems to me it would be easier (and sure to work)...

Seems to me it would be easier (and sure to work) to get a hub with a freehub, build a new wheel, and then get an 8 speed cassette, although I think you would be left with either needing to go with a...
08-08-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,992
Posted By jcb3

I have had good luck with the cheap handlebar...

I have had good luck with the cheap handlebar bags on amazon or eBay. Usually $10-15

they attach with a Velcro strap, so can be spaced for hands gripping the top of the bar.

I tie a shoelace...
08-08-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 2,384
Views: 288,429
Posted By jcb3

Tufo S33 Pros are great starter tires - $30 each,...

Tufo S33 Pros are great starter tires - $30 each, nearly impossible to flat, last forever, and constructed such that sealant works very well.

Ride like gator skins, and not a lot of love to be...
08-06-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,777
Posted By jcb3

I’ve had good luck using small aluminum shims (2...

I’ve had good luck using small aluminum shims (2 little squares - on adjacent faces) between the spindle and crank on a Stronglight that was bottoming out.
07-30-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,872
Posted By jcb3

Gearing depends where you are and what the hills...

Gearing depends where you are and what the hills are like.

Although you you can probably go to a 28 freewheel without needing to change other components.

No benefit to a 7 speed freewheel other...
07-30-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By jcb3

Tektro Alloy Brake Cable Triangle Solved...

Tektro Alloy Brake Cable Triangle

Solved all my cantilever setup issues
07-24-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,470
Posted By jcb3

Because I could? I was riding the 26 one day...

Because I could?

I was riding the 26 one day and got to thinking that it would handle better with a bigger wheel (to match the big guy riding it). Indeed it was better. I also did a drop...
07-24-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,470
Posted By jcb3

+1 - and you can go in either direction, a...

+1 - and you can go in either direction, a 700c>>650 or 26erMTB>>650

Iíll put in a pitch for an early 70s Peugeot Px 10 as the base frame - plenty of room for 32s and fenders, really nice ride on...
07-12-19, 05:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,015
Posted By jcb3

+1 on the UN55. I initially got a 127 for a...

+1 on the UN55.

I initially got a 127 for a shimano 62xx triple, but it was too wide - 124 was better
07-07-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,540
Posted By jcb3

I owe you one for digging up that symmetric...

I owe you one for digging up that symmetric shifter bolt a few years ago. You may have the saddle if you want it.

Joe
07-07-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,540
Posted By jcb3

I'll take it - wanting to build up the naked...

I'll take it - wanting to build up the naked Peugeot Frame

PM incoming
06-20-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,845
Posted By jcb3

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+1 on the cheap ones - but I installed a rod...
06-14-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,326
Posted By jcb3

Seems a haiku is needed Thunderstorm...

Seems a haiku is needed


Thunderstorm summer
before wet derosa race
watching the road grit



----Haiku Generator
06-06-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,734
Posted By jcb3

Itís been modified. Looks like UO-8 wheels,...

Itís been modified.

Looks like UO-8 wheels, stem mounted suntour shifter, and the ends of the quill pedals hacked off to accommodate Bigfoot.

What kind of a price are we talking about?
06-06-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,121
Posted By jcb3

I’d clean it up with the components it came with...

I’d clean it up with the components it came with and ride it a bit. This will tell you where to start.

New cables, brake pads, clean and grease all bearings.

Good luck
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