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02-11-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By specialmonkey

27x1 Paselas are nice on the road but not very...

27x1 Paselas are nice on the road but not very easy to find lately (27x1 1/8) Urban Max are good too, but I don't know how nice either would be for training, probably OK.

Protites (especially...
02-10-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 145
Posted By specialmonkey

Seat Binder Bolt (9mm Hex) for '85 Fuji Opus III

Does anyone have an extra or know where I can get a 9mm, flat-to-flat, hex nut. I think it's M6?

I can't find many out there. They seem pretty obscure, especially the OEM part with sleeve.
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08-01-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,001
Posted By specialmonkey

Thanks for the insights. I'm hoping one tooth...

Thanks for the insights. I'm hoping one tooth doesn't make a difference. I'll report back in a couple of weeks when I try installing the new cassette and new chain. I plan to use a KMC X8. I'm pretty...
08-01-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,001
Posted By specialmonkey

chain wrap + cassette choice confusion

My bike came with 53/40 chain rings up front and a 13/23 7-speed cassette in the back. The rear derailleur is a Shimano RD-6401 with SL-BS50 bar end shift levers.

The chain wrap calculation (53-40...
07-26-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,090
Posted By specialmonkey

You may not be far off. I researched jobs at...

You may not be far off. I researched jobs at Garmin and they appeared to be primarily, if not exclusively, a Windows operation, so my research into jobs there ended. Though I use Windows too (the now...
07-20-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,113
Posted By specialmonkey

Suntour and Dia Compe levers tend to have short...

Suntour and Dia Compe levers tend to have short hoods, around 2 1/8".
07-13-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 993
Posted By specialmonkey

I wonder if your brakes will still work with...

I wonder if your brakes will still work with 650b? I imagine you'd need to move the pads up quite a bit?

I found this helpful illustration:...
07-13-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 924
Posted By specialmonkey

Awesome! I think I may still need a few more (for...

Awesome! I think I may still need a few more (for Sachs and Regina).

I must say, if you're one to care about such things, this remover feels very nice and heavy in the hand. While new Park Tool...
07-13-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 924
Posted By specialmonkey

It fits! It will be the latest entry in my...

It fits! It will be the latest entry in my freewheel remover collection, now 7 different types.

...
07-12-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,175
Posted By specialmonkey

I have one in the same color, I believe it's Kool...

I have one in the same color, I believe it's Kool Orange (and not Sunset Orange). It's one of my favorite bikes, definitely rides like a 70s Coupe DeVille convertible.

Mine is an oddball from...
07-10-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 924
Posted By specialmonkey

Which Freewheel Remover: Suntour 8.8.8. Single Speed

I have this freewheel

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/765x711/888_ddd9017d9024df7558fcf67972a44002e93532a9.jpg
Suntour 8.8.8. 22T Single Speed Freewheel



and am...
07-09-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,235
Posted By specialmonkey

Indeed, I am over-complicating it! I have a 612...

Indeed, I am over-complicating it! I have a 612 track crank and 110mm compatible bottom bracket. I plan to use this:

https://www.velomine.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=3062
...
07-09-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,235
Posted By specialmonkey

Assuming I use a single speed freewheel: ...

Assuming I use a single speed freewheel:

Would it be possible to use a normal (centered, un-dished) 126mm wheel and get straight chainline by adjusting the track crank's bottom bracket (or...
07-08-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,235
Posted By specialmonkey

Is this true for a 126mm centered un-dished wheel...

Is this true for a 126mm centered un-dished wheel with track crank?
07-08-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,235
Posted By specialmonkey

Or similarly by using a 6mm longer bottom bracket...

Or similarly by using a 6mm longer bottom bracket spindle?
07-08-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,235
Posted By specialmonkey

Thanks for the explanation, I think I'm getting...

Thanks for the explanation, I think I'm getting closer to understanding.

Assuming track crank and compatible bottom bracket, it seems, as you say, a 120mm hub with centered un-dished wheel, given...
07-07-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,235
Posted By specialmonkey

Thanks for the info. I actually have the first...

Thanks for the info. I actually have the first (https://www.velomine.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=3062) CR18 wheel on the way. I've used similar CR18/Formula wheels from Velomine...
07-07-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,245
Posted By specialmonkey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKgPY1adc0A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKgPY1adc0A
07-07-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,235
Posted By specialmonkey

Confused About Single-speed Conversion & Rear Wheel Spacing

Is there a difference between 120mm spaced track hubs and unspecified 120mm spaced hubs for 5 speed or Suntour Ultra freewheels?

For a 5/6/7 speed, 126mm spaced conversion to single speed, it...
Forum: Touring
06-30-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,498
Posted By specialmonkey

I have the '93 and 28mm Continental GP-5000 tires...

I have the '93 and 28mm Continental GP-5000 tires rubbed the front caliper. I went with 26mm Specialized S-WORKS Turbo (Gripton) and look now to have 2.5mm clear under the front caliper. I know...
Forum: Touring
06-30-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,498
Posted By specialmonkey

Depending on condition, I would chose the Fuji...

Depending on condition, I would chose the Fuji Touring Series III though the Nashbar Toure LP might also be good (do you have photos? one model looks to have interesting seat stays attached to the...
Forum: Touring
06-30-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,812
Posted By specialmonkey

I went to a small middle school in Washington, DC...

I went to a small middle school in Washington, DC in the mid 1980s that offered a bike field trip from Cumberland, MD to Georgetown, Washington, DC on the C & O Canal, 180 miles as I recall ......
06-26-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 16,824
Posted By specialmonkey

especially the vintage cast iron.

especially the vintage cast iron.
06-13-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By specialmonkey

Maybe it's this one: ...

Maybe it's this one:

https://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear/a19862941/kona-rove-nrb-dl-road-bike-review/
06-13-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By specialmonkey

Thanks!

Thanks!
06-13-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By specialmonkey

What Brand Bike Is This?

Does anyone recognize the make and model of this bike? I believe it's 650b.
...
06-11-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,851
Posted By specialmonkey

I meant which instructions for lacing did you end...

I meant which instructions for lacing did you end up finding most helpful? So after lacing a few wheels, is truing now the more challenging aspect of building wheels?
06-11-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,851
Posted By specialmonkey

Which lacing method did you end up using overall?...

Which lacing method did you end up using overall? I found Sheldon Brown's site the simplest, even if some parts weren't 100% clear even on multiple readings. It was the simplest for me and I was...
06-11-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 51,824
Posted By specialmonkey

Nice work Joe. What's wrong with the pipe cutter,...

Nice work Joe. What's wrong with the pipe cutter, it seems like a clean cutting option? That guy seems to have all of the other tools, I still need proper headset tools.

In general what's the...
06-10-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,060
Posted By specialmonkey

Apparently EvapoRust is completely non-toxic, so...

Apparently EvapoRust is completely non-toxic, so it may be safer to drink!

I've read EvapoRust works via something called chelation, which you might also find somewhat interesting:


How does...
06-10-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,927
Posted By specialmonkey

Did it happen after 29 years or at the start?...

Did it happen after 29 years or at the start? What did you do about it?

I was worried about a similar sounding issue on a 914 (or 914 SE) where the cable routing goes inside the top tube....
06-10-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,927
Posted By specialmonkey

Too hard to choose! I have experience with...

Too hard to choose!

I have experience with Fujis, Miyatas, and Bridgestone's, in road and touring models (and MBs additionally with Bridgestone), but would still like to try a Univega...
Forum: Touring
06-10-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,552
Posted By specialmonkey

If she has a fear of traffic (a mostly healthy...

If she has a fear of traffic (a mostly healthy fear), look for long trails and quiet roads.

One thing I've found to be an issue is the length of ride. It may be because my girlfriend's bikes don't...
Forum: Touring
06-05-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 586
Posted By specialmonkey

We rode 11 miles (22 round trip) of the trail...

We rode 11 miles (22 round trip) of the trail this afternoon north from Machias, me on a vintage Peugeot Orient Express mountain bike with 26 x 1.75" tires and my partner on a Bridgestone XO-3 with...
Replies: 24
Views: 7,021
Posted By specialmonkey

Pics or it didn't happen.

Pics or it didn't happen.
Forum: Touring
05-27-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 586
Posted By specialmonkey

Down East Sunrise Trail

Is this trail good for cyclists? We're planning to visit somewhere in between and do the south to Ellsworth leg one day, and maybe the route to Pembroke the next day.

I've read it can sometimes be...
05-27-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 927
Posted By specialmonkey

Thanks all!

Thanks all!
05-26-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 927
Posted By specialmonkey

Is this seat post bent?

This is a Serotta Atlanta with Reynolds Colorado tubing. I think it's a 1998. I was able to ride the bike and it felt really nice, but I can't tell if the seat post or anything else might be bent. I...
05-25-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By specialmonkey

due ruote Good to know! What would you pay...

due ruote Good to know! What would you pay typically for one in good shape?





The Golden Boy That makes sense. I could probably get used to it, what do you like about it compared to Brooks...
05-25-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 16,293
Posted By specialmonkey

Oneder Thanks for the info!

Oneder Thanks for the info!
05-25-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 16,293
Posted By specialmonkey

Thanks for the info Korina , it's a '93...

Thanks for the info Korina , it's a '93 Bridgestone XO-3, we're doing roads and trails, some hairier than others. I'm thinking anything will be a compromise. The trails are likely not to be very...
05-25-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,520
Posted By specialmonkey

Thanks for the info! I'd like to understand...

Thanks for the info!

I'd like to understand better what factor of single speed wheels make them more solid (compared to a re-spaced/re-dished wheel)? My understanding is they wouldn't need dishing...
05-21-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 16,293
Posted By specialmonkey

I bought a bike for my girlfriend that came with...

I bought a bike for my girlfriend that came with 26x1.4 Michelin Protek tires ... does anyone have experience with these? They look OK but don't seem 100% round, it takes some work (and high...
05-21-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By specialmonkey

Thanks for the reading comprehension assist! And...

Thanks for the reading comprehension assist! And your old saddle does look to be a very similar profile.
05-21-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By specialmonkey

Is this Selle San Marco saddle real?

I'm hoping to get a Brooks Team Pro, but while I wait, I picked this up (it wasn't a great deal, so I was hoping it was a real Selle), but I'm not sure if it's real ... it says Ultra Soft Corsa on...
05-12-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By specialmonkey

Thank you! Looks like these are discontinued.

Thank you! Looks like these are discontinued.
05-11-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By specialmonkey

Anyone Recognize This Truing Stand?

I am wondering what kind of truing stand this is ... anyone know?

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/432x576/truing_2_1cf969358aae97a74ed8d20e9baeef549f771649.png...
05-04-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,520
Posted By specialmonkey

Freewheel Spacer (instead of redishing)

I have an '86 Trek Elance 310 frame I'm considering building into a single speed.
I bought a Suntour 8.8.8. 1/2 x 1/8 BMX single speed freewheel, and All City 612 Crankset, and have some 27" wheels...
05-02-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 871
Posted By specialmonkey

The Cross pads look nice, I went for Dura2 /...

The Cross pads look nice, I went for Dura2 / KS-RHD2B (http://www.koolstop.com/english/Dura2Roadholder.html) for the weight savings :).
05-02-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 871
Posted By specialmonkey

I agree, that seems like the best option. I...

I agree, that seems like the best option. I ordered some Dura2 Road (http://www.koolstop.com/english/Dura2Roadholder.html) Holders as well as the finned Mathauser...
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