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10-16-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,600
Posted By Cheseldine

I've been getting into road biking recently, but...

I've been getting into road biking recently, but have only been using my 12 year old mountain bike helmet as money is a bit tight lately (I like working on and cleaning up bikes about as much as...
10-09-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 466
Posted By Cheseldine

Would something basic like this work? ...

Would something basic like this work?

https://www.amazon.com/SHIMANO-BL-R400-Brake-Levers-Black/dp/B000F5LLWG

They at least look somewhat close to the original - I don't mind going black hoods...
10-09-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 466
Posted By Cheseldine

Are there any good alternate brake levers that...

Are there any good alternate brake levers that hoods are still available for, and maintain the original profile? I've used the Tektro RL340, and while good levers, definitely don't look too original.
10-08-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 466
Posted By Cheseldine

Ya, the plan is to formulate some touch-up paint,...

Ya, the plan is to formulate some touch-up paint, and give the frame a nice polish with a couple different compounds. Is should look really nice then.

I decided to go with white on the cable...
10-08-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 466
Posted By Cheseldine

Is white bar tape similar to white hoods and...

Is white bar tape similar to white hoods and saddles in that it looks terrible quickly? That was what the bike was originally spec'd with. I redid all the cabling and bar tape on my Nishiki Olympic...
10-08-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 466
Posted By Cheseldine

It does have the little "Columbus Tenax" white...

It does have the little "Columbus Tenax" white dove with gold background sticker on the seat tube.



The right brake hood was a mess - once I removed the black electrical tape someone had...
10-08-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 466
Posted By Cheseldine

Also, do you guys have any idea where I can find...

Also, do you guys have any idea where I can find a replacement set of the white Shimano 105 brake lever hoods?

What color do you all recommend I go with for the bar wrap? Stick with the blue, or...
10-08-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 466
Posted By Cheseldine

New Bike Day (1988 Schwinn Tempo)

Hey everyone,

I'm still a novice, but have built up 3 vintage bikes at this point. I stumbled on this 1988 Schwinn Tempo in my size for $100 that should be a step up from the Motobecane Super...
09-19-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 291
Posted By Cheseldine

^I hope this is the case - I had just repacked...

^I hope this is the case - I had just repacked the bearings and correctly tensioned the headset and locknut when I decided to actually measure it before ordering parts last night. I couldn't get a...
09-19-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 291
Posted By Cheseldine

Unfortunately I don't have another 22.2 quill...

Unfortunately I don't have another 22.2 quill stem lying around I could try. The stem has no markings other than "Jamis" on the neck and the marks for the minimum insertion depth.
09-19-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 291
Posted By Cheseldine

Am I missing something? Help with correct stem diameter.

Hey everyone,

I have an older fillet brazed Jamis Diablo (1988) that I'd like to rebuild from a rigid mountain bike into a dirt drop/commuter setup. It has a threaded, rigid fork, and Tioga...
09-18-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 620
Posted By Cheseldine

I measured the stem diameter where it inserts...

I measured the stem diameter where it inserts into the steerer and am getting a reading of exactly 22mm. Are stems typically undersized a touch? I was expecting a 22.2 and thought 22mm was only on...
09-18-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 916
Posted By Cheseldine

I have converted all of my bikes (two vintage...

I have converted all of my bikes (two vintage road bikes and two cromo hybrids) to upright bars due to neck problems. One bike has albatross bars, the other three have “tourist” bars. I find the...
09-18-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6,580
Views: 2,027,377
Posted By Cheseldine

Have any of you used the Nitto MT-10 stem and...

Have any of you used the Nitto MT-10 stem and RM-013-HT bars to avoid an adapter? I'm looking for the simplest quality way to change to dirt drop bars.

Thanks!
09-18-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 916
Posted By Cheseldine

Thank you all for the excellent recommendations -...

Thank you all for the excellent recommendations - you've given me a general idea of what I need to look for. My next step will be searching the local classified ads to find a good (cheap) bike to...
09-17-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 916
Posted By Cheseldine

That looks perfect - do you folks have any...

That looks perfect - do you folks have any insight as to whether it would be better to convert an old road bike, or a mountain bike? Would I be better off with a smaller frame and longer seatpost +...
09-17-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 916
Posted By Cheseldine

That does look nice, I'll have to keep an eye out...

That does look nice, I'll have to keep an eye out for a nice mixte. The main problem is that I'm no good at judging size looking at them.



That's really interesting - I wish there were a way...
09-17-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 916
Posted By Cheseldine

I have, and I've been perusing it for ideas. I've...

I have, and I've been perusing it for ideas. I've also wondered if anyone ever puts more upright bars on vintage road bikes?
09-17-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 916
Posted By Cheseldine

That is what I was kind of hoping to avoid having...

That is what I was kind of hoping to avoid having to do. We are both quite athletic (late 20s) and longer rides aren't out of the question. I was hoping I could maybe build up a nice older mountain...
09-17-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 916
Posted By Cheseldine

We live in Montana - part of the allure for me is...

We live in Montana - part of the allure for me is that I love deal hunting (no large bike budget at the moment) and building up, working on, and saving nicer older bikes from the dump.
09-17-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 916
Posted By Cheseldine

Thank you very much for the comprehensive and...

Thank you very much for the comprehensive and thought-out response. The issue my wife runs into is that the vertebrae in her lower back down to her hips cannot bend. If she rides a bike with a more...
09-17-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 916
Posted By Cheseldine

Help with building a bike for my wife - back injury

Hello everyone,

My favorite bikes are nice steel frame road and mountain bikes, and although a novice (compared to all of you) I've really enjoyed fully stripping down and building up the 4 steel...
09-16-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6,580
Views: 2,027,377
Posted By Cheseldine

I recently got an old Jamis Diablo I'm in the...

I recently got an old Jamis Diablo I'm in the process of converting - for the stem/bars is my only option to use a converter, or are there quill stems that will fit in my threaded fork that will take...
09-10-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 511
Posted By Cheseldine

There was a silver Specialized Allez on the...

There was a silver Specialized Allez on the Denver Craigslist with a dented top tube and scratched paint a while ago that looked interesting if it had been in my size. It sounds similar to the bike...
09-10-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By Cheseldine

New Mid-80s Nishiki Olympic

Hey everyone,

I thought you may like to see my newest, a mid-80s Nishiki Olympic. It does not say "Olympic 12" as most I've seen do, although it is a 2x6 drivetrain.

The DT shifters are a bit...
08-23-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 620
Posted By Cheseldine

This was kind of a strange one - most of the...

This was kind of a strange one - most of the components showed signs of pretty bad corrosion, but the frame itself ended up being very clean.

That said, I don't think the old Exage Mountain...
08-22-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 620
Posted By Cheseldine

Pics moved to first post

Pics moved to first post
08-22-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,120
Posted By Cheseldine

I've had really good luck doing the following: ...

I've had really good luck doing the following:

Use Mother's Mag Polish on a microfiber cloth to buff first - this is aggressive enough to remove most scratches and can be found cheaply at many...
08-22-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,182
Posted By Cheseldine

Best of luck to everyone participating! This...

Best of luck to everyone participating! This looks like an awesome event, and I wish I was in shape enough and had the time for it this year. Hopefully by next year I'll be able to join you all. Dave...
08-22-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2,160
Views: 372,467
Posted By Cheseldine

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08-22-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 620
Posted By Cheseldine

I am certainly no expert when it comes to tires,...

I am certainly no expert when it comes to tires, so I'll definitely look into going wider. I was planning to go thinner just to cut weight down a bit. You all are the experts, and if you tell me that...
08-22-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 620
Posted By Cheseldine

I am definitely not married to the 31.8 - most of...

I am definitely not married to the 31.8 - most of the decent options I ran across were in that size. I'd definitely be open to other bars as long as they are designed to use the drops as the primary...
08-22-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 620
Posted By Cheseldine

Thank you for the great info, I'll get out the...

Thank you for the great info, I'll get out the caliper tonight and pen down some of the necessary dimensions. So far I've mainly been cleaning up the frame and servicing the bottom bracket - soon...
08-22-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 620
Posted By Cheseldine

That reminds me, I'll have to measure the rear...

That reminds me, I'll have to measure the rear drop spacing - I'd need 135mm for 9 speed correct? Would the wheel need to be redished?

As far as the stem goes, I won't know final height until I...
08-22-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 620
Posted By Cheseldine

1989 Jamis Diablo - Drop Bar Conversion Help

Hey everyone,

I recently acquired an old Jamis Diablo mountain bike for $15. It was covered in thick tan dust, and had everything known to man bolted to the frame - a backpack strap hooked to the...
07-30-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 13,647
Views: 2,774,019
Posted By Cheseldine

Hey, that looks just like mine! I saved it from...

Hey, that looks just like mine! I saved it from my Uncle's shed and thoroughly tore it down and built it up with some original and some better than new components with the help of Mountain Dave....
03-29-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,531
Posted By Cheseldine

Got some Panaracer Paselas on last night: ...

Got some Panaracer Paselas on last night:
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03-04-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,531
Posted By Cheseldine

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All done (except new tires and pedals):...
02-18-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,531
Posted By Cheseldine

Ya, thanks to you Dave! Dave helped (gave)...

Ya, thanks to you Dave!

Dave helped (gave) me the downtube shifters, seat post, a set of 27" wheels, and all the little loose bearings I rebuilt the headset with in addition to letting me use his...
02-18-19, 12:15 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,531
Posted By Cheseldine

I've been working on this guy here and there,...

I've been working on this guy here and there, here is how sshe stands tonight:...
01-24-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,531
Posted By Cheseldine

I just wanted to give you all a quick update -...

I just wanted to give you all a quick update - I've got the frame's paint about as cleaned up as I can. I was able to find some automotive touch-up paint that is fairly close to paint over all the...
01-14-19, 01:53 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,531
Posted By Cheseldine

Interesting, we tried a 25.8mm seat post today...

Interesting, we tried a 25.8mm seat post today and it was way to loose. I think mine is a 26.2mm.
01-14-19, 01:44 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,531
Posted By Cheseldine

I just wanted to give a big thanks to...

I just wanted to give a big thanks to Mountaindave. I met up with him this afternoon and he shared a small party of his knowledge with me. We dug a bit deeper into the bike and luckily the headset...
01-12-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,531
Posted By Cheseldine

The post is a really heavy poor quality steel one...

The post is a really heavy poor quality steel one with some rust. I'd like to get something a bit lighter weight. The current one is also the clamp around the tube style, and definitely not original....
01-11-19, 11:55 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,531
Posted By Cheseldine

I just snapped this pic of the seat post that the...

I just snapped this pic of the seat post that the 26mm long steel tube was in, but could not lower more than about half way. Anything you guys can gather?
...
01-11-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,531
Posted By Cheseldine

I should have the frame completely stripped down...

I should have the frame completely stripped down by Sunday - I'm planning to go over the paint with a little polish while removing any rust from the rock chip areas before touch up paint. Do you...
01-09-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,531
Posted By Cheseldine

I think after speaking you you folks I'll service...

I think after speaking you you folks I'll service the existing hubs (labeled Normandy Made in France) and relace them to the existing Weinmann rims. Do you know which spokes I should order? There are...
01-09-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,531
Posted By Cheseldine

Thanks for all the help! I do have marine trailer...

Thanks for all the help! I do have marine trailer wheel bearing grease I'll use for the headset. I know someone previously mentioned taking the bearings in to the bike shop to determine which new...
01-07-19, 11:39 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,531
Posted By Cheseldine

Would something like this work with my Normandy...

Would something like this work with my Normandy hubs?
...
01-07-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,531
Posted By Cheseldine

That's my problem, I live in a smaller town in...

That's my problem, I live in a smaller town in northwest Montana. The craigslist market for older bikes is pretty non-existant so I have to pursue other avenues.
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