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08-05-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 331
Posted By Ross200

Rick53 46/11 high gear with 700 X 45 tires ...

Rick53

46/11 high gear with 700 X 45 tires is 20% higher than professional cyclists used until fairly recently. Is this the only gear you use? If you are averaging 12 mph it seems you would...
08-05-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By Ross200

Forgive me for I have sinned-I covet my...

Forgive me for I have sinned-I covet my neighbor's Ryffranck. I know it fits but I dare not ride it. If it goes missing, the police will come to my bike room first.

A passionate and skilled...
08-04-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 634
Posted By Ross200

The Blackburn pedals come with both 1/2 and 9/16...

The Blackburn pedals come with both 1/2 and 9/16 stubs. Sorry no French threads-my bad.
08-04-22, 03:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 522
Posted By Ross200

There are some decent chrome paints available...

There are some decent chrome paints available that might give you the shine you desire.

It is also possible to shorten a Silca if you find one that is a bit too long for your application. Most...
08-03-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 634
Posted By Ross200

+1. Blackburn universal pedal set at...

+1. Blackburn universal pedal set at WallyWorld for $8.36 resembles the black one. One size DOES fit all-except DynaDrive. Leisestrum will see MANY more of these as Specialized and Trek...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 741
Posted By Ross200

"Massive challenge" might be bit of an...

"Massive challenge" might be bit of an understatement for those of us with high volume feet looking for cycling shoes. Particularly on a bit of a budget. Legend has it ultramarathon cycling god...
07-31-22, 11:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By Ross200

Stronglight X-14 headset? Nice ride!

Stronglight X-14 headset?

Nice ride!
07-30-22, 06:38 PM
Forum: Touring
07-29-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,407
Posted By Ross200

Please forgive my attempt at humor. The point...

Please forgive my attempt at humor. The point being the Velocity Atlas IS for rim brakes. Just because the sidewalls are not machined does not make a rim disc brake specific-more information needed....
Forum: Touring
07-29-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,407
Posted By Ross200

Does this mean all the "non-machined" rims I've...

Does this mean all the "non-machined" rims I've been using with rim brakes for the last 150,000+ miles are all wrong? Where did I get the idea that non-machined sidewalls are thicker so they might...
07-27-22, 02:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 477
Posted By Ross200

Many Shimano chainrings of this vintage...

Many Shimano chainrings of this vintage have(had?) several teeth that are cut down and shaped to facilitate shifting-super glide. Many not familiar with this feature have been tricked into thinking...
07-24-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 828
Posted By Ross200

Straight gauge spokes can cause or exacerbate...

Straight gauge spokes can cause or exacerbate this type of problem because of the lack of elasticity. The length of the elbow, the angle of the elbow and the shape of the spoke head can also cause...
07-23-22, 02:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 828
Posted By Ross200

What gauge spokes were used? They look very...

What gauge spokes were used? They look very stout in the pix. And what rim?
07-11-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By Ross200

Similar revelations! Pristine mid-generation...

Similar revelations! Pristine mid-generation head badge a valuable asset.
07-09-22, 01:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,009
Posted By Ross200

What year did Superbe switch from ISO/Campy to...

What year did Superbe switch from ISO/Campy to JIS taper? Did it coincide with the 144mm to 130mm BCD change?
Forum: Touring
07-02-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 794
Posted By Ross200

Like this? ...

Like this?

https://www.tubus.com/en/products/front-carriers/tubus-product/grand-expedition-front
07-02-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,254
Posted By Ross200

I would get a repair estimate from a...

I would get a repair estimate from a knowledgeable shop-replacing "buckled" tubes and re-chrome blows past $2k in a hurry. Also get replacement estimates for a modern "equivalent" bicycle as DD...
06-24-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By Ross200

Many hub manufacturers increased spoke hole...

Many hub manufacturers increased spoke hole diameter to facilitate machine building.

Don't rely on the spec sheet. Put a spoke in a hole of the hub and pull it out perpendicular to the hub axle....
06-04-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 514
Posted By Ross200

+1 on a better bike shop. 9 speed triple...

+1 on a better bike shop. 9 speed triple drivetrain parts are still made and as available as anything else in the current market. The idea of charging extra is a big red flag for me.
05-06-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 652
Posted By Ross200

+1 GammelDansk!

+1 GammelDansk!
04-29-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 716
Posted By Ross200

Maybe "Third Hand" tool?

Maybe "Third Hand" tool?
04-27-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,050
Posted By Ross200

True!

True!
04-11-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,965
Posted By Ross200

"Braking all the time" will also overheat disc...

"Braking all the time" will also overheat disc brakes. 17 year old Campy brake pads may not be helping the matter. New KoolStop pads and compressionless housing might be a helpful upgrade on dual...
04-10-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By Ross200

Seems to be many 3 x 11 electronic tandem systems...

Seems to be many 3 x 11 electronic tandem systems out there.

When was the last time you serviced/replaced your cables?
04-04-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 932
Posted By Ross200

Thanks for the reminder not to use a cone wrench...

Thanks for the reminder not to use a cone wrench on my pedals that ONLY use hex fittings! Period. And reminding me that I am another "no one" with my several pair of MKS-EZ pedals.
03-31-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By Ross200

Rene Herse There are unobtrusive adapters to...

Rene Herse

There are unobtrusive adapters to lower the Braze on FD to allow use of "reasonable" size chainrings for us mature riders. Some are shiny. Campy triple FD can work well with much...
03-31-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By Ross200

Campy CX10/CX11 34 min Campy triple I...

Campy CX10/CX11 34 min

Campy triple I have 27-39-49 rings

TA Carmina Choose your spyder Chainrings choices: 20 to 56+

White Industries

DaVinci Made by WI
03-30-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 646
Posted By Ross200

Which FD did you use when trying the other...

Which FD did you use when trying the other cranksets? The CX70 or the triple(4503?)?
03-29-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 646
Posted By Ross200

My experience with this combination of parts is...

My experience with this combination of parts is that changing the chainline was not helpful. I tried 103 107, 110, 113, 115 mm bottom brackets with the Sugino/Stronglight cranksets with more woes...
03-28-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 646
Posted By Ross200

This combination can be a real nightmare! ...

This combination can be a real nightmare! Countless hours and much "coarse language" at the bike stand. The range of magic alignment is small.

Is your front chainline 45mm? What is the seat...
02-23-22, 10:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 973
Posted By Ross200

TA chainrings last and last and last...

TA chainrings last and last and last and....Shimano not so much below DA.....and little choice in tooth counts
02-23-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,041
Posted By Ross200

https://www.twofish.biz/water-bottle-cages

https://www.twofish.biz/water-bottle-cages
02-04-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 762
Posted By Ross200

The "silent free hub" did find a following in the...

The "silent free hub" did find a following in the IceBike groups for cold weather riding. Shattered pawls are no fun at -40!
01-29-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,272
Posted By Ross200

I believe DaVinci cranks are made by White...

I believe DaVinci cranks are made by White industries. TA Carmina also gives you lots of choices for spiders and chainrings. TA chainrings last and last and last-Shimano, not so much.
01-14-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 917
Posted By Ross200

Sorry for reading the footnotes on vintage trek...

Sorry for reading the footnotes on vintage trek dot com!:crash:
01-14-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 917
Posted By Ross200

Are the dropouts Suntour or Campagnolo? Lack of...

Are the dropouts Suntour or Campagnolo? Lack of braze-ons for shifters and brake cabled the missing color panel on the seat tube might suggest 1981 610.
01-05-22, 03:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,758
Posted By Ross200

The Microshift R9 in the 3 X 9 version would be a...

The Microshift R9 in the 3 X 9 version would be a swap for the Shimano 6503 shifters but bar end, downtube, and thumb versions are also available.
01-04-22, 03:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,758
Posted By Ross200

Is your drive chain worn out? Is your...

Is your drive chain worn out?

Is your Sram RD a model that is actually compatible with Shimano shifters?

If you do actually need new shifters, Microshift makes some very serviceable ones...
12-23-21, 12:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By Ross200

In 1980 Bikeology advertised the Silca art 74...

In 1980 Bikeology advertised the Silca art 74 floor pump for $36. Mail order--not bike shop retail--kind of like internet shopping-remember? In 2021 dollars that is $121.43--so it would seem $115...
12-20-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 684
Posted By Ross200

"Until Dennis Bushnell took over the frame shop —...

"Until Dennis Bushnell took over the frame shop — that guy's a genius."

Truth.
12-20-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,184
Posted By Ross200

Tandemonium! Very nice. First time I've ever...

Tandemonium! Very nice. First time I've ever heard of a Skip Hujsak frame referred to as a starter bike:lol:
12-19-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,209
Posted By Ross200

You can make a surprisingly compact and secure...

You can make a surprisingly compact and secure bundle of a coupled tandem using bubble wrap or moving blankets and some packing cling wrap or tape. Wrap the parts in the padding as you take them...
12-16-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,628
Posted By Ross200

SKS Rennkompressor works good lasts a long time. ...

SKS Rennkompressor works good lasts a long time. Better Topeak with SmartHead have been good also for us.

You might fabricate a seal for your Hite....kind of like working on a 1964 Sunbeam????
12-07-21, 05:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 851
Posted By Ross200

Thanks Prowler! Here is a variation for...

Thanks Prowler!

Here is a variation for those of us not so handy-

https://steintool.com/portfolio-items/hub-axle-vises/
11-27-21, 01:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,704
Posted By Ross200

And a bike tour too?

And a bike tour too?
11-20-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,704
Posted By Ross200

I think anyone considering a new tandem frame for...

I think anyone considering a new tandem frame for loaded touring owes themselves a serious conversation with Rick Jorgenson at Bicycle Engineering in Davis, Ca. Get what you want and need rather...
11-20-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 846
Posted By Ross200

+1 for The Yellow Jersey I'm with Tim on...

+1 for The Yellow Jersey

I'm with Tim on this-Excellent refinish at a decent price and the queue is most likely shorter than most. It seems many are not taking outside or non-brand...
11-16-21, 02:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,925
Posted By Ross200

In his book The Art of Wheelbuilding Gerd...

In his book The Art of Wheelbuilding Gerd Schraner says "I worked for year without a tensiometer, being under the false impression that instinct and experience were enough. Then I bought one of the...
11-12-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 528
Posted By Ross200

Properly adjusting a threaded headset is a some...

Properly adjusting a threaded headset is a some level an acquired skill but if the cups and the crown race are not parallel, it is impossible to get adequate adjustment and keep it. The uneven wear...
11-12-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 528
Posted By Ross200

I would definitely chase the threads with a die...

I would definitely chase the threads with a die to give the best chance of success going forward. The damage from the keyed washer(s) s hard to correct with a thread file and will destroy any alloy...
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