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10-14-18, 08:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,421
Posted By Bigbadjohn

Looks like the batteries are one of the biggest...

Looks like the batteries are one of the biggest costs.
https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/rds/ele/d/brand-new-longest-range/6698333076.html

Bike does have drop bars couldn't imagine riding a bike...
10-12-18, 05:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,421
Posted By Bigbadjohn

Electric Conversion kit

I have a heavy duty racing bike all steel. 700 wheels it has 7-speed cassette
I would like to convert to E-bike
should I do rear wheel or front what the pros and cons
I would greatly appreciate...
11-12-17, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By Bigbadjohn

Thanks for all the great suggestions it's only a...

Thanks for all the great suggestions it's only a little bit out I did a measurement so I am going to leave it as is
I did not have bike long before this happened so maybe no damage was done.
11-08-17, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By Bigbadjohn

Replace front forks

I have a Cannondale bike I would like to Replace front forks for carbon ones not sure what size to order
it's a large frame I think 63 cm serial 63040287063 looks like Feb 87
Since this picture I...
11-05-17, 07:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 733
Posted By Bigbadjohn

I bought these waiting for them to come ...

I bought these waiting for them to come

MICROSHIFT SB-R472 Double 2X7 Speed Road Bike Shifter Brake Levers FOR Shimano | eBay...
10-28-17, 01:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 733
Posted By Bigbadjohn

Took a rough measurement without removing wheel...

Took a rough measurement without removing wheel it's about 124 maybe 125

As I understand it some have freewheel built in and some have it in axle I guess as long as there is enough clearance it...
10-28-17, 12:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 733
Posted By Bigbadjohn

Is it possible to put a 9 cog on this bike?

is it possible to put a 9 cog on this bike it has a 7 now
87 Cannondale I guess I would have to buy a new wheel
10-26-17, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 691
Posted By Bigbadjohn

I got a 7402 RD eBay it was cheap until I paid...

I got a 7402 RD eBay it was cheap until I paid shipping to Canada no more eBay

At the moment I am trying to put it back on the original bike.
I will today line it up parallel with DT and put...
10-25-17, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By Bigbadjohn

Did not see a spring maybe I lost it Pretty...

Did not see a spring maybe I lost it
Pretty sure they don't have a spring

SL-7402 Dura Ace Road Bike Downtube Shifter
...
10-25-17, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By Bigbadjohn

Front derailleur setup indexed shifter

Been trying for hours to put this back they were working perfectly until I removed lever
I am converting this bike to brifters and putting these on another bike wanted to make sure they fit other...
10-25-17, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By Bigbadjohn

I assume a volunteer ringed them with wire and...

I assume a volunteer ringed them with wire and they looked OK until I put them together.
I am going tomorrow to try and find their opposites did not see them when I got these too bad I tried one arm...
10-23-17, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By Bigbadjohn

I just noticed something they are all the same...

I just noticed something they are all the same hand, free is not always cheap
It was a big box of cantilever parts take another look tomorrow

Looks like they pivot on the bolts so might not be...
10-23-17, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By Bigbadjohn

I apologise it says ORYX on them, I might...

I apologise

it says ORYX on them, I might have answered my own question I google ORYX.


I am missing the bolts they should be standard
use linear (not coil) springs
I am hoping I can use...
10-23-17, 08:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,019
Posted By Bigbadjohn

Just a follow up I would not dream of removing...

Just a follow up I would not dream of removing decals from this bike now.

I did remove some old decals from another bike easily by using an electric heat gun and scraper 10 minute job
10-23-17, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By Bigbadjohn

Will these brakes fit on my bike

I was given some nice and shiny brakes wondering if they can be made to fit on my bike ignore the black one
I think they are cantilever.
Not sure what the silver ones are they were in the...
10-19-17, 07:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,096
Posted By Bigbadjohn

He said I could have them for $35 when I sent him...

He said I could have them for $35 when I sent him eBay link for $45 USD
he got them from eBay and paid more it was good of him to lower price without asking
He was late replying and I nearly...
10-19-17, 10:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,096
Posted By Bigbadjohn

They are new and in CAD on CL. US Doller a 1/4...

They are new and in CAD on CL. US Doller a 1/4 more, anyway he has not responded that usually means they are pending sale.
if he does respond I might be able to get cheaper

I saw Ebay $46 free...
10-18-17, 08:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,096
Posted By Bigbadjohn

7 Speed microSHIFT

2x7 Road Bike STI Shifters 7 Speed microSHIFT Compatible Shimano Derailleur

I was thinking of buying these saw some new on CL for $45 are they any good. I know they won't be as good as Shimano but...
10-14-17, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 691
Posted By Bigbadjohn

I know they will work with 7 cassette, My only...

I know they will work with 7 cassette, My only concern is about the thread on downtube weather will they screw in
no problem replacing cassette 7
10-14-17, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 691
Posted By Bigbadjohn

Shimano Downtube Shifter will they fit Sun Tour

Will these Shimano SL-7402 Dura Ace Road Bike Downtube Shifter Set 2 x 8 Speed
be used instead of Suntour shifters will they fit on frame, it's a Japanese Bianchi about 82 vintage

Would I need a...
10-12-17, 09:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,260
Posted By Bigbadjohn

I got it down to 9 inches I reamed it out with a...

I got it down to 9 inches I reamed it out with a 1-inch steel gas pipe fit perfect
I got a seat post today and it sticks up about 3 inches on lowest so that will be OK for me, could be chopped down...
10-12-17, 08:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,260
Posted By Bigbadjohn

I got it down to 9 inches I reamed it out with a...

I got it down to 9 inches I reamed it out with a 1-inch steel gas pipe fit perfect
I got a seat post today and it sticks up about 3 inches on lowest so that will be OK for me, could be chopped down...
10-12-17, 10:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,260
Posted By Bigbadjohn

In my opinion using a saw is all Hollywood smoke...

In my opinion using a saw is all Hollywood smoke and mirrors if you have watched the youtube video it was not a real-life event
he would have staged it for video knocked post in not to hard so it...
10-10-17, 06:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,260
Posted By Bigbadjohn

Made pay dirt today was like a dog with a bone...

Made pay dirt today was like a dog with a bone could not leave it alone, I was getting nowhere with the saw new wood blade did cut a lot better but you did not know what you where cutting, tube was...
10-10-17, 11:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,260
Posted By Bigbadjohn

Excellent idea I will do that BB has to come out...

Excellent idea I will do that BB has to come out any way to be cleaned and serviced.

I removed decals today since they looked terrible pealing and faded.
On my last Bianchi that was stolen 6...
10-10-17, 10:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,260
Posted By Bigbadjohn

Thanks for the advice good idea about sliding...

Thanks for the advice good idea about sliding hammer but only have tools as shown
I am a bit worried about using a new saw blade owing to the 0.6mm tube thickness I don't care how long it takes I...
10-09-17, 10:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,260
Posted By Bigbadjohn

Thanks for the advice but the idea was to use...

Thanks for the advice but the idea was to use that blade will cut aluminum but not steel, but it's not cutting the aluminum, I may have to go this route with great care
or maybe a more aggressive...
10-09-17, 10:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,260
Posted By Bigbadjohn

I will show a picture of it, it will be like...

I will show a picture of it, it will be like winning the lottery but no money
10-08-17, 10:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,260
Posted By Bigbadjohn

I agree I have some continental 28 but wires are...

I agree I have some continental 28 but wires are a bit bent tried to straighten them out today
they were on another bike I bought thought the wheel was out of round
10-08-17, 06:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,260
Posted By Bigbadjohn

I read on the Ishiwata 022 seat tube is 0.6mm...

I read on the Ishiwata 022 seat tube is 0.6mm thickness of the non-butted sections so it's paper thin


Just found this it's 1-inch dia looks about right size hope I don't have to use it. I was...
10-08-17, 06:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,260
Posted By Bigbadjohn

It's coming but slow not at all like the Youtube...

It's coming but slow not at all like the Youtube maybe his blade is new, less chance of an older blade to wreck frame
one of the problems LBS made it much worse by cutting it so close to seat post...
10-08-17, 11:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,260
Posted By Bigbadjohn

I have a couple of new sets of 700x23 but I don't...

I have a couple of new sets of 700x23 but I don't know if that will work on these rims

Thanks Nigel

I was pondering while in bed about this kind of solution, and thanks for the link to the pads...
10-07-17, 08:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,260
Posted By Bigbadjohn

Thanks, this is very helpful an easier way. I...

Thanks, this is very helpful an easier way. I might be able to borrow one of those saws think I going to need it.

I read a CL post about a years ago where somebody had this problem and he took it...
10-07-17, 07:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,260
Posted By Bigbadjohn

New project

Bought a vintage Bianchi made in Japan I nearly did not buy it as it looked too far gone I told him bike was basically scrap and he should donate it, so I thought in terms of the glass is half full I...
09-17-17, 08:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,019
Posted By Bigbadjohn

Thanks enjoyed the video I always wanted an early...

Thanks enjoyed the video I always wanted an early Strat when you think they only cost about $300 at the time
09-17-17, 07:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,019
Posted By Bigbadjohn

I wonder what the A.B.I. stands for, possibly...

I wonder what the A.B.I. stands for, possibly American something

I know the stem bolt is wrong
09-17-17, 07:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,019
Posted By Bigbadjohn

If it was a Stratocaster it would possibly be...

If it was a Stratocaster it would possibly be worth $70,00 and thanks for the great advice keeping bike as it
09-17-17, 07:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 906
Posted By Bigbadjohn

I just ordered Micro shift 7 speed shimano...

I just ordered

Micro shift 7 speed shimano compatible brifters

Thanks for all the input
09-15-17, 11:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,019
Posted By Bigbadjohn

You are right I will leave it

You are right I will leave it
09-15-17, 10:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,019
Posted By Bigbadjohn

Thanks for all the great advice I will try...

Thanks for all the great advice I will try nondestructively to remove one maybe with steamer if they don't come off easy will leave them as I love the existing paint job.

I suppose they are...
09-14-17, 09:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,019
Posted By Bigbadjohn

Best way to get decals off

Best way to get decals off without damaging paint
I hate the KOICHI whatever it is it's a Cinelli frame
They look like letter decals but they are on good may be clear coated over
I have an...
09-12-17, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 724
Posted By Bigbadjohn

Is this chain too short?

Put chain on the first time I measured it against old chain reduced size then noticed quick connect would not work
so had to take a couple of links off then another it shifts great may be too short...
09-10-17, 09:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 906
Posted By Bigbadjohn

If I did that I would keep the 7 and not use a...

If I did that I would keep the 7 and not use a click, anyway, I decided to keep as is, I love vintage my other 2 bikes have STI

Thanks
09-10-17, 08:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 906
Posted By Bigbadjohn

Thanks for all the great advice I will leave it...

Thanks for all the great advice I will leave it as is for now
If I see some Claris 8's I may get them. come to think of it takes away from the vintage experience

Just happened to see these nice...
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By Bigbadjohn

Will you paint it yourself with a spray can, what...

Will you paint it yourself with a spray can, what color, I bought a nice Marinoni but he had painted it himself looked terrible because of that it was cheap
$250 I swapped a nice suede turbo saddle...
09-09-17, 01:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 906
Posted By Bigbadjohn

I agree you can fall into the trap when you buy a...

I agree you can fall into the trap when you buy a cheap $120 bike don't spend a ton of money it's better to spend a little more like $350 and get one with brifters and newer components they come up...
09-09-17, 10:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 906
Posted By Bigbadjohn

Upgrading to Brifters

I am thinking of Upgrading to Brifters
I have some parts not sure if there compatible I don't want to spend a lot of money.
I have a 10-speed cassette just realized it's Sram and not Shimano so...
09-06-17, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By Bigbadjohn

Thanks for the help, I know why he is...

Thanks for the help,

I know why he is selling them an STI upgrade
I have another bike with STI there's no going back.

I know them as brifters, what does STI stand for?
09-06-17, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,294
Posted By Bigbadjohn

It's an 87 Connondale Dura Ace model ( no rust,...

It's an 87 Connondale Dura Ace model ( no rust, aluminum ) but many parts have been switched, the Deore LX seems to shift very good
I guess they had the long cage so it would shift better with...
09-06-17, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,294
Posted By Bigbadjohn

Hierarchy or order of Shimano

I see there are so many names I was looking at some Claris STI on Ebay, just wondering

I thought Sora was lowest then Tiagra, 105, 600 what is now Ultegra then finally Dura Ace

on a used bike,...
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