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05-11-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,057
Posted By easyupbug

Reading through this I conclude and agree that...

Reading through this I conclude and agree that almost every 28 from major companies are smooth and don't find latex tubes are worth the trouble. I moved to 28s everywhere they will fit a few years...
05-10-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 271
Posted By easyupbug

top506, I know what you are saying. Now in our...

top506, I know what you are saying. Now in our 70s madam is interested in downsizing. Currently I have a 36x44 shop holding my 18 and 3 for kids and grandkids visits. I ponder how this would be...
05-10-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 271
Posted By easyupbug

Nope, previous owner got the recall nice looking...

Nope, previous owner got the recall nice looking Tange TF-R fork thanks to Yamaha. He enjoyed the bike so much when 7400 came out with brake/shifters he had a full DA group, hubs and all put on it....
05-09-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,052
Posted By easyupbug

Not surprised, I have a set of Dura Ace...

Not surprised, I have a set of Dura Ace WH-7850-C24-CL, carbon clincher/ tubeless wheels which have aluminum tracks formerly with gatorskins and with the arthritis in my hands found them impossible...
05-09-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By easyupbug

Here is my factory stock Proton DS, except for...

Here is my factory stock Proton DS, except for the Pitlocks, they true as easy as any wheel I have ever put in a truing stand. Spokes came in black on some years, straight pull spokes DS only, NDS...
05-09-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 271
Posted By easyupbug

I am restoring a Viscount said to be a 1975 which...

I am restoring a Viscount said to be a 1975 which appears to have the same blue painted panels as your catalog for my granddaughter (w/ recall replacement Tange).
05-09-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By easyupbug

I don't understand how this can not be true. The...

I don't understand how this can not be true. The required dish is what determines the difference in spoke tension. I have the same factory protons and spokes, they are true, w/ 1,000s of miles on...
05-07-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,063
Posted By easyupbug

Thanks Murray Missile, you brought back wonderful...

Thanks Murray Missile, you brought back wonderful memories. Wish I kept and had not stripped down my 1948 JC Higgins to race through the desert with my buddies. Might need to rethink my collection,...
05-03-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 373
Posted By easyupbug

After years of experimentation, this is exactly...

After years of experimentation, this is exactly my position. I can even tolerate Gatorskins when in AZ.
05-03-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By easyupbug

Warm forming 6xxx and 7xxx is done in industry in...

Warm forming 6xxx and 7xxx is done in industry in controlled conditions but I would be leery of DIY. People ride Al bikes with spread dropouts from 126mm to 130mm all the time, with some success and...
05-01-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,615
Posted By easyupbug

Always in my daily rider rotation, Vitus polish...

Always in my daily rider rotation, Vitus polish up nicely and the only aluminum frame I have ever appreciated:...
04-30-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 754
Posted By easyupbug

Other than owning a few and always checking them...

Other than owning a few and always checking them out when I get a chance I am far from a Pinarello expert; I see nothing in the frame that says Pinarello and as said the fork screams Japanese to me. ...
04-28-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By easyupbug

^^^^ 6 speed – 7.3 mm (9⁄32 in) (Shimano...

^^^^

6 speed – 7.3 mm (9⁄32 in) (Shimano HG), 7.1 mm (9⁄32 in) (SRAM, Shimano IG)
7 speed – 7.3 mm (9⁄32 in) (Shimano HG), 7.1 mm (9⁄32 in) (SRAM, Shimano IG)
8 speed – 7.3 mm (9⁄32 in)...
04-21-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By easyupbug

Good advice above, don't take it out. That...

Good advice above, don't take it out. That grease reduces the torque needed to achieve the very slight elongation of the screw which is the clamping force of the joint (tension). So for the same...
04-15-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 873
Posted By easyupbug

^^^ My PCP says arthritis typically starts in the...

^^^ My PCP says arthritis typically starts in the thumbs and for the past 10 years has made me very sensitive to this issue and I strongly agree with the above and disagree with the OP.
04-04-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 723
Posted By easyupbug

I dislike commenting on these frame issue posts...

I dislike commenting on these frame issue posts as I am out of sync. If it is an important frame to you get it done by someone with a frame table, hopefully so you done't have to ship.
03-29-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By easyupbug

Prices have really gone up, with penetrant and...

Prices have really gone up, with penetrant and developer which you have to have your in it for $30. You do not need a cleaner for your hub just be sure it is spotless with a hydrocarbon cleaner. In...
03-29-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By easyupbug

At a bare minimum I would spend $10 on a spray...

At a bare minimum I would spend $10 on a spray can of dye penetrant to see if you have surface cracking, an aluminum crack can progress very quickly and it that location be very serious.
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By easyupbug

I don't facebook but if the posting is all true...

I don't facebook but if the posting is all true that is no doubt in my mind going to be a significant up grade for you. I have two Ti frames, one a Litespeed Firenze and the rides are very nice. My...
03-24-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By easyupbug

Yes, and if difficult the left handed drill bit...

Yes, and if difficult the left handed drill bit help as well.
03-23-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By easyupbug

Got a set of Record, I used on a Shimano 8 speed...

Got a set of Record, I used on a Shimano 8 speed for a while that I don't need..
03-23-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By easyupbug

Sure looks the dark silver of TI rather than...

Sure looks the dark silver of TI rather than light silver of Al and looks to have the harder surface of Ti with far fewer signs of use (scratches, rubs, etc.) than an Al frame as well as the typical...
03-23-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By easyupbug

I have a 8 to 10 bike rotation and own 18 C&V...

I have a 8 to 10 bike rotation and own 18 C&V bikes and 3 for the kids when they visit. I have tried but can not keep milage logs. I do have a now ingrained routine with the bike in the stand...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,772
Posted By easyupbug

Being rid of Sidi and even Shimano buckles looks...

Being rid of Sidi and even Shimano buckles looks very attractive.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,772
Posted By easyupbug

Best cleat 4 walking - not SPD - For walking,...

Best cleat 4 walking - not SPD - For walking, not SPD, Crankbrothers. But watch out for the fashion police.
03-18-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 916
Posted By easyupbug

The above cautions are unsurprising but to answer...

The above cautions are unsurprising but to answer your direct question there is also uncertainty. I did vendor evaluations in the PRC for several years. What you posted is most likely one of three...
03-16-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By easyupbug

Not long ago I stopped to help two ladies on the...

Not long ago I stopped to help two ladies on the side of the road who were trying to replace rear wheel on a lovely Pinarello Prince after installing a new tube. They were struggling with the RD as...
03-16-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By easyupbug

Looks like a garage storage so perfect if no...

Looks like a garage storage so perfect if no direct sunlight hits the tires as UV over time structurally damages, wide temperature swings can also damage (rubber weirdly expands in cold) and biggest...
03-15-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By easyupbug

27.2mm, the frame is 753R.

27.2mm, the frame is 753R.
03-15-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By easyupbug

I picked the Imron metallic and truned it over to...

I picked the Imron metallic and truned it over to Andy.
03-15-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By easyupbug

For Merziac - Colin Laing Reynolds 753

Took a few phone snaps on today's ride. One of my more interesting bike rescues. Bought for the 8 speed DA groupset stuffed in a 126mm frame that was unridable. Groupset is as you see it other than...
03-15-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,305
Posted By easyupbug

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1087/5fbe78f5_1bba_4bdf_ada7_38ad1da5270a_1_201_a_0ad5482246647ff8fc3cca34f8dab520b7a72219.jpeg
Right sized my shop.
03-15-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,006
Posted By easyupbug

My riding is somedays the least painful part of...

My riding is somedays the least painful part of the day for my back. Being banged up in my youth and now having classic osteoarthritis for my age (70s) has me down to 20 mile rides every other day. ...
03-14-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 583
Posted By easyupbug

Very wise words not universally appreciated. ...

Very wise words not universally appreciated. Risk is likelihood times consequence; in this and many other cases while some would view the risk acceptably low, being a fork the consequence of failure...
03-13-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,140
Posted By easyupbug

↑ ↑ ↑ I am no pro like these gents but do like...

↑ ↑ ↑ I am no pro like these gents but do like nice tools. That said $100++ seems excessive when $10 for a chunk of 3/4" square bar from Home Depot, a 10mm bolt with greased washers and a couple...
03-08-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 20,980
Posted By easyupbug

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1258/5edc6650_4f9f_4431_a95e_0416a38cb525_1_201_a_d9e2dd24dafea9d7c7730280e20c3b42cf9eeb08.jpeg
Colin Laing
03-08-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,252
Posted By easyupbug

I was stationed near Fairbanks AK in 1969 and...

I was stationed near Fairbanks AK in 1969 and remember as a GI using TCE to clean my Hodaka Super Rat chain and dumping the goop out back of the shop. Then I got stationed in Tucson, AZ and learned...
03-08-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,768
Posted By easyupbug

After many years all my saddles, including Brooks...

After many years all my saddles, including Brooks & Selle Anatomica, get set up with an incliometer to 2 to 3.5 nose up, your sweet spot will likely vary.
03-07-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 897
Posted By easyupbug

Campagnolo pawl in 2018 and a brand new Tommasini...

Campagnolo pawl in 2018 and a brand new Tommasini fork decal in 2010, they must be somewhere.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,661
Posted By easyupbug

Wow, tire rotation. 70 years in Southern AZ has...

Wow, tire rotation. 70 years in Southern AZ has taught and reinforced many times (everything has thorns/spines) that even I can bring a blown rear tire to a safe stop. Loosing steering control with a...
03-02-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 478
Posted By easyupbug

The only powdered bike I have kept is a '93 Allez...

The only powdered bike I have kept is a '93 Allez Pro in bright yellow powder with a clear coat of powder over that for extra pop. Built up as any other frame and while not ham fisted (have been at...
03-02-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 768
Posted By easyupbug

The number boss looks to be bent back near the...

The number boss looks to be bent back near the center line of the hole to the NDS.
03-01-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 661
Posted By easyupbug

Non starter for me. I love my bike's wheels, and...

Non starter for me. I love my bike's wheels, and wheel building and repair to me is something like a Zen experience, a structured practice through which I realize great joy in the doing and the...
02-25-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,900
Posted By easyupbug

If carbon assembly paste won't hold I have never...

If carbon assembly paste won't hold I have never had a little valve grinding compound fail.
02-24-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By easyupbug

Aluminum frames with dents can last a life time...

Aluminum frames with dents can last a life time or fail catastrophically. That dent in your down tube should be looked at by a Trek dealer as it is hard to assess with photos. It appears to be a...
02-19-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By easyupbug

Have you reviewed this in detail:...

Have you reviewed this in detail: https://www.campagnolo.com/media/files/035_40_Technical%20manual%20-%20Ultra%20Torque%20Power%20Torque%20bottom%20bracket%20cup%20-%20Campagnolo__Rev02_06_16.pdf
02-19-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By easyupbug

Perhaps not as important as with a road frame but...

Perhaps not as important as with a road frame but if you have any framebuilders left up in the valley you might see what they would charge. I fought with what I though was only a fork issue with a...
02-16-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 829
Posted By easyupbug

Bicycle Research makes a special tool for a bent...

Bicycle Research makes a special tool for a bent chainring but I have used an adjustable wrench or a large screwdriver to pry it over straight.
Good luck fining a new one if needed.
02-14-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 584
Posted By easyupbug

If lugged make sure they know how to handle as if...

If lugged make sure they know how to handle as if they are patio furniture specialists you can loose sharp lugs.
02-12-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,844
Posted By easyupbug

I amazed at the percentage of frames I see on the...

I amazed at the percentage of frames I see on the inside of the NDS chain stay with wheel rub marks. I taught my daughters that we only use enclosed cam skewers similar to Tullio's original design...
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