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10-14-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 132
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Posted By easyupbug

Thinking about this thread for a few days the...

Thinking about this thread for a few days the only C&V that consistently under wowed me are black. I currently have three and they are fine machines, a custom, 979 and a smoked black Tommasini and I...
10-14-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By easyupbug

Sorry I can't help with measurements, too many...

Sorry I can't help with measurements, too many variables, your weight, extension out of the frame (lever arm), etc. I did one fluted Laprade from the early '80s, the gouges where localized at the...
10-13-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 310
Posted By easyupbug

As I got older my feet widened and I got tingling...

As I got older my feet widened and I got tingling in the toes, Shimano and Sidi "wide" shoes took care of it maybe 5 or 6 years ago. Nerve compression and/or blood circulation are usually the...
10-11-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 454
Posted By easyupbug

I have only done two DA and an Ultegra well used...

I have only done two DA and an Ultegra well used hub sets and found Shimano's nice thick flanges with obvious grooves the spokes had left in the hubs. These indents were not a problem with Sapin and...
10-07-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 590
Posted By easyupbug

I...

I used:https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/899260-guide-repairing-shimano-600-6400-sti-levers.html
Worked out well.
10-07-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By easyupbug

Thanks for posting it was a pleasure to watch. I...

Thanks for posting it was a pleasure to watch. I have had good success with Barge Cement which I find easy to use. I would probably use goo-gone (goof off, etc.) to try and remove the Barge Cement...
10-03-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By easyupbug

Looking forward to hearing how it goes, as you...

Looking forward to hearing how it goes, as you have both and have no reason to give it a go.
10-02-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,099
Posted By easyupbug

My son-in-law is 6'-5", rides a 62 and IIRC is at...

My son-in-law is 6'-5", rides a 62 and IIRC is at the 99.5% height percentile for American men so it may take you some time to get something close to what you want.
10-02-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By easyupbug

I run a #1...

I run a #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) and #3 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) , finding them flawless and I would not...
10-01-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 548
Posted By easyupbug

My only Peugeot was a UO-8 from back in the 70s...

My only Peugeot was a UO-8 from back in the 70s but I don't recall clear on the fork socks, I would have lost a bet that it was there.
09-28-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,552
Posted By easyupbug

As Andrew said I have had good results with Evapo...

As Andrew said I have had good results with Evapo Rust.
09-28-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 656
Posted By easyupbug

It is true carbon fiber in this context is strong...

It is true carbon fiber in this context is strong in tension and weak in compression but the resins used to build the dropout are strong in compression and weak in tension so it is the combination of...
09-28-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 324
Posted By easyupbug

I would give https://www.motionpro.com/c/cables?...

I would give https://www.motionpro.com/c/cables? a call, if they can't help they should know others in the cable industry who might be helpful.
09-25-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,855
Posted By easyupbug

For me, as a life long tinkerer bumping 70 I have...

For me, as a life long tinkerer bumping 70 I have found bikes meet my tinkering needs, get me out in this beautiful World and the exercise is a pleasure. When I stumbled onto this place with a...
09-25-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By easyupbug

This came up a few days ago, your chain may not...

This came up a few days ago, your chain may not fit, as posted by ThermionicScott:2.2.1 Chordal Action (http://chain-guide.com/basics/2-2-1-chordal-action.html)
09-22-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,149
Posted By easyupbug

Can't argue with you, we spend months every year...

Can't argue with you, we spend months every year in Portland and over the river in Vancouver and while the streets are basically unfriendly compared with our winter place (4 to 8' swept bike lanes...
09-22-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By easyupbug

When these reports like you posted started coming...

When these reports like you posted started coming out I started lubing the cables inside the cable holder in the shifters periodically with Tri-flow, the one with the long needle dispenser and know I...
09-21-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,052
Posted By easyupbug

I boycott Trek for throwing LeMond to the curb in...

I boycott Trek for throwing LeMond to the curb in 2008.
09-21-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,447
Posted By easyupbug

Exactly

It was not really what I would call hilarity but shock, I was on my baby at the time, a brand spanking new Campagnolo state of the art 50/34 arm careening down the asphalt, I felt horrible.
09-19-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 282
Posted By easyupbug

Shim stock which is available in 0.0005...

Shim stock which is available in 0.0005 increments is used to get as perfect a fit as possible which is what I would want if I were inclined to try shimming, but I think 3alarmer has the safer...
09-18-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By easyupbug

As usual what HillRider said, your races would...

As usual what HillRider said, your races would become the limiting factor with the $$$ bearings, basically a waste.
09-18-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By easyupbug

Wow, I just hope he liked the ride, does it look...

Wow, I just hope he liked the ride, does it look like the saddle leather was well used or not, a success or not so much?
09-18-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,950
Posted By easyupbug

Even at 58 ctc st and my tt 57 or 58 I would...

Even at 58 ctc st and my tt 57 or 58 I would agree. I have a lot of data points over the 60+ years in saddles. Today's daily riders are SLX, SL, EL, MS, 753, 853, Prestige, Gilco. In the last year...
09-17-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 664
Posted By easyupbug

I have never been a fade fan but love that one.

I have never been a fade fan but love that one.
09-17-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 664
Posted By easyupbug

Oh, I should add as this is a C&V forum that lugs...

Oh, I should add as this is a C&V forum that lugs are difficult for run of the mill powder coaters even if they do lots of good MTB work w/o lugs due to the sharp edges. When asking about plugs for...
09-17-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By easyupbug

I would use the upper "clamp" as the edge but...

I would use the upper "clamp" as the edge but that still leaves you with little adjustment. Assuming the bike is a good fit for you and not the reason for a strange saddle fit cheating is possible,...
09-16-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 664
Posted By easyupbug

Tucson, $125 blast and coat, with light colors I...

Tucson, $125 blast and coat, with light colors I went with a clear powder on top for another $100 and it was worth it as it is easily as nice and tougher than the 2 part urethanes or DuPont Imron I...
09-16-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By easyupbug

I have done this (Turtle Wax Paste) as I am...

I have done this (Turtle Wax Paste) as I am trying to decide what direction to take, touch up, wet paint, powder, and it has been working for months now but this is an AZ bike so your Eastern Shore...
09-16-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By easyupbug

With the fork turned like that it is too hard to...

With the fork turned like that it is too hard to tell w/o better photos.
09-13-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 635
Posted By easyupbug

Are you using ordinary WD-40 or WD-40 Rust...

Are you using ordinary WD-40 or WD-40 Rust Release Penetrant, there is a big difference in effectiveness.
09-13-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 186
Posted By easyupbug

I have a lovely '98 Zurich but can't help with...

I have a lovely '98 Zurich but can't help with Columbus Minimal. Inspection is required as a fork failure is a serious incident but carbon has an amazing long fatigue life when compared to metals....
09-11-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,579
Posted By easyupbug

No worries fellas that that rim is in my recycle...

No worries fellas that that rim is in my recycle bin at this very moment. I bought a dozen polished H+Son TB14 on a closeout sale so I never have to try to eke some more miles from rims.
I called...
09-10-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,579
Posted By easyupbug

Exactly

Bike was sold with flat due to the ragged hole, had a grommet but cutting away a classic crochet hook rim with a 1/2 inch drill bit when IIRC a schrader valve is only 8mm is depressing.
09-10-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,579
Posted By easyupbug

Why on earth did someone do this...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1035x387/img_1886_6352679157a1856c58607d53d2169b3c44ef8f15.jpg

1/2" valve stem hole in a once fine Campagnolo wheel
09-10-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 757
Posted By easyupbug

That is a beauty, congratulations.

That is a beauty, congratulations.
09-09-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,121
Posted By easyupbug

I hate finding a cut posts, unless it a modern...

I hate finding a cut posts, unless it a modern substitute that is as said above 3' long. After all butchering a nice Sugino fluted post to save a fraction of a watt on a C&V is just crazy to me.
09-09-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,204
Posted By easyupbug

Same here in the Air Force and then as a...

Same here in the Air Force and then as a maintenance manager, now retired. I keep 7 or 8 in ready state with the balance waiting on a parts, waiting on labor or waiting on decisions around how to...
09-09-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 560
Posted By easyupbug

I agree with 76, it will be worth it. I retired...

I agree with 76, it will be worth it. I retired 9 years ago and moving to Campy compact cranks and ergos riding high with pre and post ride stretching have me very much enjoying my C&Vs.
09-07-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By easyupbug

That looks to be a Shimano Tourney front...

That looks to be a Shimano Tourney front derailleur and like typical Shimano FDs will not have visible springs on the screws in question. The Park tool site is a good start. There are bicycle...
09-05-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By easyupbug

I would strongly recommend going ti the...

I would strongly recommend going ti the "experts": https://www.cinelli-usa.com/contact-us/
09-04-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 849
Posted By easyupbug

My materials science classes were nearly 50 years...

My materials science classes were nearly 50 years ago but I suspect it may be the problem is creep, not fatigue, which would not be issues with other systems like you FD and RD or your auto and may...
09-03-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 849
Posted By easyupbug

If they are cheapies it is a very good idea. My...

If they are cheapies it is a very good idea. My neighbor bought a Harbor Freight wrench that did not seem right to him, I check and it was so far off we took it back. Manager said for an exchange...
09-03-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By easyupbug

I always pull and/or trim them off as I just...

I always pull and/or trim them off as I just don't like threads flopping around my wheels, brakes, fenders, etc., Continentals are the worse.
09-02-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,778
Posted By easyupbug

I have found that I am more comfortable riding DT...

I have found that I am more comfortable riding DT shifters where I am less likely to need sudden braking, group rides, vehicular traffic, ect., and I want to have my hands where I can grab the...
09-02-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,719
Posted By easyupbug

I have always liked the tricolor groups that have...

I have always liked the tricolor groups that have come my way so I would swap. It's not like this decision is permanent. If you hold onto the PDG for a while and find a great deal on a group you...
09-01-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 709
Posted By easyupbug

That is a very good tip. For many years I have...

That is a very good tip. For many years I have always kept saddle to handlebar with all the other usual dimensions but with the wide variety of bars out there this makes a lot more sense. Thanks
08-31-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,354
Posted By easyupbug

Reynolds 753R

I believe Jetboy is referring to Reynolds 753R, the R standing for "race" meaning the stays are also 753 although, some will say the R denotes thinner tubes but I doubt this as my 753R uses a...
08-31-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 692
Posted By easyupbug

Might be worth looking into...

Might be worth looking into https://www.competitivecyclist.com/Store/catalog/fitCalculatorBike.jsp. It is easy to do and might point out some aspects of your sizing that would helpful. They also...
08-28-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,970
Posted By easyupbug

Pretty much my experience as well, first custom...

Pretty much my experience as well, first custom was a 56 back in the 90s when I was trying to go fast, in 2010 was offered a 58 Davidson and fell in love, and now playing with longer stems and...
08-28-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By easyupbug

Oh, and Sheldon Brown sorta addresses close to...

Oh, and Sheldon Brown sorta addresses close to what you want, check out "Servicing Bicycle Headsets". His approach, which sounds safe at least, will look strange.
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