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02-10-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 74
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Posted By arex

RemOil, a light, slick, and tenacious gun...

RemOil, a light, slick, and tenacious gun lubricant. It's like TriFlo, but oilier and with less solvents. I use it as a chain lube, but there's a lot of uses for it.
12-15-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,978
Posted By arex

I have a tandem with Suzue hubs, though I'm...

I have a tandem with Suzue hubs, though I'm replacing the wheels.
12-13-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 24,031
Views: 2,835,431
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11-30-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 235,655
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11-30-20, 01:38 AM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 235,655
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11-26-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 20,089
Views: 3,355,689
Posted By arex

Any idea what I'm looking at here..? ...

Any idea what I'm looking at here..?

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11-08-20, 12:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By arex

https://www.harriscyclery.net/product/kool-stop-co...

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10-25-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 24,031
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Posted By arex

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Raleigh-1968-Lent...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Raleigh-1968-Lenton-Sports/193717425916?hash=item2d1a7556fc:g:G18AAOSwhBtfjvYv
10-22-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By arex

I'm aware of the thread...haven't looked at it in...

I'm aware of the thread...haven't looked at it in a while, though. Too many other distractions.
10-21-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By arex

Innicycle 1" threaded to 1-1/8" threadless conversion headset

Only tangentially related to C&V, but it's an interesting (though expensive) thingy:

https://bikepacking.com/news/innicycle-threaded-conversion-headset/
09-19-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 20,089
Views: 3,355,689
Posted By arex

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09-09-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,727
Posted By arex

A pair of Tandy 2000's that I still have...

A pair of Tandy 2000's that I still have somewhere.
09-07-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,710
Posted By arex

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09-06-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,516
Posted By arex

I've never bought a new Brooks, and never had...

I've never bought a new Brooks, and never had reason to regret it. I don't think I'd get one that was TOO broken in...that is, molded to someone else's butt already. But getting that's broken in so...
09-06-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,288
Posted By arex

Just curious...why can't you use toe clips and...

Just curious...why can't you use toe clips and straps anymore?

I'm still new to a lot of this, and I'm just wondering what limitations there are to the use of clips. I have my own reasons for not...
08-27-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,301
Posted By arex

I have Suntour barcons on one bike with Suntour...

I have Suntour barcons on one bike with Suntour derailleurs, and Shimano Ultegra barend shifters on another bike with Deore XT derailleurs. The Ultegra shifters are quite good, but the Suntour...
08-12-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 1,441
Views: 463,745
Posted By arex

I feel the same way about my '84 Gran Turismo. ...

I feel the same way about my '84 Gran Turismo. It's a real joy to ride. It's not as pretty as yours...it was crusty in the extreme when I pulled it out of the junk shop pile, but it cleaned up...
08-05-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,257
Posted By arex

The only bike I don't have MKS pedals on is my...

The only bike I don't have MKS pedals on is my Karate Monkey. I'm sold on MKS. They're dependable, never a crap-shoot about what you're getting.
06-23-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 20,089
Views: 3,355,689
Posted By arex

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06-23-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,471
Posted By arex

https://www.ebay.com/itm/SunTour-LePree-3-pulley-s...

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06-08-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By arex

I've been having good results with Deda Elementi...

I've been having good results with Deda Elementi Mistral tape. Seems to wear well, wraps well.
05-26-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,321
Posted By arex

Pretty much everything, really, except for rocky...

Pretty much everything, really, except for rocky dirt trails, though I think they'd do passably well there, too. They even do reasonably well in snow. They're thick enough that goatheads usually...
05-25-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,321
Posted By arex

I have Continental Town & Country's on my...

I have Continental Town & Country's on my commuter. Seem to wear pretty well, good traction, smooth riding, decent price. The tread looks kind of weird, but it's not a problem for me.
...
05-22-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,426
Posted By arex

Is this anything you can use? ...

Is this anything you can use?

https://surlybikes.com/parts/singleator
04-29-20, 08:47 PM
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Views: 376,377
Posted By arex

No photos, but I'm trying to tear down this...

No photos, but I'm trying to tear down this Burley tandem to clean things up and put it back together. Been fighting with the crank bolts for weeks now. One bolt came loose without issue, but the...
04-18-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 24,031
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Posted By arex

https://www.laxzo.com/vavert-micro-adjustable-mtb-...

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04-14-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2,465
Views: 823,745
Posted By arex

Not a good picture, from last summer, the day...

Not a good picture, from last summer, the day before I jacked my back up again.

https://i.imgur.com/Ze3CIz5.jpg
04-14-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,173
Posted By arex

Headsets are easy...easier than a bottom bracket....

Headsets are easy...easier than a bottom bracket. Go for it.
04-14-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 34,515
Posted By arex

Yeah, that's where I'm at. More post and stem...

Yeah, that's where I'm at. More post and stem exposed than I'd like.
04-06-20, 11:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By arex

Actually, never mind about the ISO stuff...it's...

Actually, never mind about the ISO stuff...it's late and I'm tired. A Specialized Sequoia would almost certainly have a JIS spindle.
04-06-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By arex

Not much difference, but enough to mess you up if...

Not much difference, but enough to mess you up if you try and mix the two. The link that 3alarmer gave should clarify.

Your spindle should be marked JIS, probably. What are the other markings?
04-06-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By arex

I think what you want is to preserve the length...

I think what you want is to preserve the length of the longer side, which means you'd want a 118mm (closest size).

And pay extra for a UN55 cartridge, instead of the UN26. You probably won't have...
04-06-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 34,515
Posted By arex

Replaced the mustache bars with drop bars,...

Replaced the mustache bars with drop bars, wrapped in Newbaum brown tape, amber shellac.
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04-01-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 20,089
Views: 3,355,689
Posted By arex

wtaf ...

wtaf https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/bik/d/el-segundo-bicycle/7098885124.html

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02-08-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,400
Posted By arex

I have an '84 Gran Turismo that I've really come...

I have an '84 Gran Turismo that I've really come to love. The frame's a little big for me, but I'm not willing to give it up.
02-08-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,256
Posted By arex

Park cutter, dress the end of the cut housing...

Park cutter, dress the end of the cut housing with a points file.
02-06-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,645
Posted By arex

I've used Deda Elementi Mistral on a couple of...

I've used Deda Elementi Mistral on a couple of bikes. I like it...wraps nice, feels good, looks good.
01-23-20, 12:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By arex

Identifying frame finish

I'm currently rebuilding a '92 Burley tandem. I currently have things torn down to the frame, and I'm cleaning things up.

The frame's finish appears to be powdercoat, but I don't know how...
01-14-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By arex

On an old Raleigh, I used small brass rivets, and...

On an old Raleigh, I used small brass rivets, and sheared off the backside of the pin with a curved wood chisel, which also bent the stub over to secure the rivet.

...after reading that, it might...
01-06-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 20,089
Views: 3,355,689
Posted By arex

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01-03-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 20,089
Views: 3,355,689
Posted By arex

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12-31-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 20,089
Views: 3,355,689
Posted By arex

https://denver.craigslist.org/bid/d/denver-used-bi...

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11-19-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,919
Posted By arex

Before: https://i.imgur.com/tv7bJoz.jpg ...

Before:

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10-13-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 17,602
Posted By arex

26x1.75 Marathons.

26x1.75 Marathons.
09-15-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,417
Posted By arex

Like others have said, be SURE that the shop...

Like others have said, be SURE that the shop knows how to do bikes. I've been really lucky in finding an excellent shop right off the bat...their attention to detail was very evident. I've seen...
08-31-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,381
Posted By arex

Good to know. I have Suntour derailleurs and...

Good to know. I have Suntour derailleurs and Accushift barends on my Univega, with a Shimano 7-speed freewheel. The shifting isn't bad, but it's not awesome, either. I have to fiddle with it more...
08-24-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 16,787
Views: 1,784,057
Posted By arex

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08-19-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 24,031
Views: 2,835,431
Posted By arex

700Cx37, and they barely clear the fork crown. ...

700Cx37, and they barely clear the fork crown. The rims are Sun Rhynolites, and way too wide for the tires. When I had the wheels built, I thought I'd be able to mount larger tires.
08-19-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 24,031
Views: 2,835,431
Posted By arex

https://i.imgur.com/K7YVlfi.jpg ...

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08-15-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,879
Posted By arex

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