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09-05-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 742
Posted By Steel1

OK, so I picked up one of these a few weeks ago...

OK, so I picked up one of these a few weeks ago and can share what I found so far.

Regarding the paint, it is not completely gone, but does have a significant amount of scratches and chips. By far...
09-03-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,950
Posted By Steel1

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/156430ca_71c2_42d6_b6a9_d9201afcdb5d_cefabcd80f6fc65f603ca10a07e6ba69e02ed968.jpeg
Both left and right failed on different days...
08-14-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 688
Posted By Steel1

Your Fondriest top tube is oversize. Non-oversize...

Your Fondriest top tube is oversize. Non-oversize top tube is usually 1", oversize went to 1.125".
DT and ST look standard. Oversize DT went 1.25".

For the chain stays, is the number you provide...
08-14-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 496
Posted By Steel1

I think someone had previously posted this...

I think someone had previously posted this advertisement showing the lineup.
...
08-07-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 352
Posted By Steel1

Most of my dropouts are 7mm thick, with exception...

Most of my dropouts are 7mm thick, with exception of a cheap stamped one at 4mm. So if going with the Wheels 141mm, 141-126=15, giving 7.5mm axle in each side with 7mm dropout (will stick out).
As...
08-06-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 688
Posted By Steel1

Are the tubes oversized, or ovalized at any of...

Are the tubes oversized, or ovalized at any of the junctions?
07-23-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 793
Posted By Steel1

+1 on Velocals. Tommy Anderson does great work...

+1 on Velocals.
Tommy Anderson does great work there, working off of photos. Its not super cheap, but there is a lot of labor and effort to create, so I was quite satisfied.
06-27-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,009
Posted By Steel1

Like this ...

Like this


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/900x675/f33946da_8b90_42ba_b76f_96a851d08b28_00a1bdffbb947af09c56cd6b3163434344d91fb0.jpeg
06-26-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 725
Posted By Steel1

Follow-up. As I mentioned at the outset, I had...

Follow-up.
As I mentioned at the outset, I had previously swapped out the old wheels for relatively modern Dura Ace C24 (16 spoke front/20 spoke rear). It seemed to me the C24, while saving a lot of...
06-25-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 745
Posted By Steel1

I bought a Blackburn aluminum cage in the very...

I bought a Blackburn aluminum cage in the very early 80’s. I decided it wasn’t light enough, and drilled a row of holes in the base. Still going strong today!

Maybe saved a gram or two? A haircut...
06-19-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 725
Posted By Steel1

I just finished the front wheel, but have not put...

I just finished the front wheel, but have not put on tire or ridden yet. I expect to have to fine tune again after that.

Soaked old wheel nipples overnight with LiquidWrench. That was a good call,...
06-17-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 725
Posted By Steel1

These arrived in the mail today! They look...

These arrived in the mail today! They look beautiful.

I read a lot of discussion about spoke prep… I am leaning towards the anti-sieze camp. Anyway, soon to find out how this swap goes.

...
06-05-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 725
Posted By Steel1

Thanks so much for the thoughtful replies! ...

Thanks so much for the thoughtful replies!

As far as theories to how it happened, I believe it is possible the PO was Edward Scissorhands. Alternatively, the only tools available to PO were a few...
06-04-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 725
Posted By Steel1

Rim replacement due?

Hi,
I have an otherwise nice wheelset, with 36H Dura Ace HB-7400/FH-7403 hubs ad Mavic Open 4CD 700c clincher rims. Hubs and spokes are nice, but the rims are all scratched up by PO. Not sure if...
05-05-22, 11:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,093
Posted By Steel1

That is a sweet bike. Good looks and Japanese...

That is a sweet bike. Good looks and Japanese quality. I would go N+1 if this popped up on my local CL. I have one Tange 1/Dura Ace bike and it is quite light, really love it.
05-04-22, 09:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 634
Posted By Steel1

I just repacked my BB on a 1987 Trek 560. It also...

I just repacked my BB on a 1987 Trek 560. It also had a 116mm spindle, Shimano D-3L, with Hatta cups. Crankset is a 600 double. When disassembling, I thought the spindle might be in backwards due to...
04-17-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By Steel1

Thank you for the responses. Only a few baby...

Thank you for the responses. Only a few baby hills on my commute route, so even if it fails won’t be a big deal. Its currently more of an annoyance, and ghost shift may have been fixed with cleaning....
04-16-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By Steel1

SL-6208 broken teeth - how many is too many?

One of my bikes has Shimano 600 SL6208 6 speed downtube shifters. It was not very crisp and sometimes ghost shifted, so I decided to clean. I half expected to open and find some broken teeth, as in...
04-04-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 924
Posted By Steel1

Good travel bike?

Good travel bike?
04-01-22, 08:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,436
Posted By Steel1

I am running mid-90’s Record. I had to fiddle...

I am running mid-90’s Record. I had to fiddle with B screw to get transition to 28 smooth, but fine since. I have put a decent amount of miles on this since. Worked well for me.
...
03-27-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 467
Posted By Steel1

While I have not packed one myself, I did buy one...

While I have not packed one myself, I did buy one from eBay. They left the rear wheel on, front wheel off. With rear wheel on, the chain rings would not hit the bottom of box. They also took an old...
03-20-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 537
Posted By Steel1

“I removed one of the legs from my Park Tool...

“I removed one of the legs from my Park Tool stand to use for leverage.”

Well I have to admit I let out a nice exclamation reading this sentence. We have all had similar moments I expect, but this...
03-19-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,000
Posted By Steel1

That doesn’t look right to me. I just checked...

That doesn’t look right to me. I just checked several (6) in my garage, and none have any significant threads of NDS exposed. Most are nearly flush to lock ring.
...
03-13-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Steel1

Did you eat both double doubles? My Texas fix...

Did you eat both double doubles?
My Texas fix in CA is Dickies BBQ 😀
03-06-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By Steel1

https://velocals.com/how-to-remove-old-decals/

https://velocals.com/how-to-remove-old-decals/
02-28-22, 10:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 667
Posted By Steel1

Replacing cage with loose balls (higher quantity)...

Replacing cage with loose balls (higher quantity) does help. My commuter had some significant indexing, loose balls working fine last 6 months.
02-21-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 19,552
Views: 2,446,338
Posted By Steel1

Glendora Mountain Road on this Carrera. It was...

Glendora Mountain Road on this Carrera. It was glorious, albeit a bit chilly. Met a very nice person riding a late 70’s Bruce Gordon. Beautiful lug work.
...
02-20-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By Steel1

I passed up a local 753 (not Lejeune) at very...

I passed up a local 753 (not Lejeune) at very good price and regret it! I only have one Reynolds 531 bike, and only the 3 main tubes at that (Trek 560). Curious how this 753 rides. Any ride info...
02-16-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By Steel1

I used ProGold Steel Frame Protector which was...

I used ProGold Steel Frame Protector which was available at LBS. Was pleased with results. This was after pouring over lots of old posts. I bet most work well, this option was expedient and good...
01-31-22, 12:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,014
Posted By Steel1

I had a similar experience. Bike was purchased...

I had a similar experience. Bike was purchased off of eBay, and had been well used, but was still in good condition. It is a quality frame with Nivacrom tubing. Outside of frame has no indications of...
01-22-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 998
Posted By Steel1

Well it is Columbus Cromor tubing, which is...

Well it is Columbus Cromor tubing, which is mid-level. Not super light, but I have a 58cm Cromor (different maker), and love the ride.
10-09-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,513
Posted By Steel1

Not to divert the original topic, but I think it...

Not to divert the original topic, but I think it is close enough…
when you re-assemble the headset, do you grease the fork or headset threads threads?
I have had several bikes where top cap comes...
10-07-21, 10:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 798
Posted By Steel1

Here is a 560 with the “cable liner” mentioned...

Here is a 560 with the “cable liner” mentioned above. Works great.
...
10-02-21, 12:15 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,669
Posted By Steel1

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Dura Ace AX
I like these a lot. Only issue is...
09-25-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By Steel1

I have only done one frame, which came with some...

I have only done one frame, which came with some internal rust when I got it. I used ProGold since it was what was available, and thought it worked great. I would use again. After treating, it even...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,738
Posted By Steel1

I tried Oxyclean on a black/yellow Giro Syntax...

I tried Oxyclean on a black/yellow Giro Syntax and it messed up the finish on the outside black shell. Be cautious on this solution.
08-08-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 575
Posted By Steel1

I have a very squeaky Flite TI saddle. I think...

I have a very squeaky Flite TI saddle. I think the holes are opened a little like yours.
However, I started down the coarse of greasing the rails and dripping every lubricant known to man into the...
07-17-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,141
Posted By Steel1

Ok I can continue talking to myself and post my...

Ok I can continue talking to myself and post my findings 😀

I searched a bunch of similar, but not exact, part images on the web. They look similar to mine, so that tended to make me think mine is...
07-17-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,141
Posted By Steel1

8 speed cassette spacing

Hi,
I picked up a used Shimano Hyperglide XTR CS-900 12-28 cassette. I plan to put on road bike with Dura Ace RD-7403.
According to Sheldon Brown table, should be 1.8mm thick, 3mm spacing, and...
06-19-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 864
Posted By Steel1

I run a 13 - 26 on a Univega Gran Premio with...

I run a 13 - 26 on a Univega Gran Premio with Suntour Sprint (not 9000). No problems.
06-19-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,472
Posted By Steel1

Carrera Podium 1

I just finished building this ~1994 Carrera Podium 1, with Dura Ace 7400. Thanks to all the Bikeforums C&V members who responded to questions and helped me move along. So much knowledge and good folk...
06-13-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,593
Posted By Steel1

I am in the middle of a build with this group,...

I am in the middle of a build with this group, have not even ridden it yet! Maybe next weekend. Looking forward to trying it and comparing it to Campy Ergo 8v.
Anyone running 28T cassette on...
06-07-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By Steel1

Thanks for the helpful replies. I got the...

Thanks for the helpful replies.

I got the 17mm ODx 14mm ID x 1.5mm thick today. I think this is the correct size, and fits well. Now I have a lifetime supply (enough for 49 more rebuilds) 😆
...
06-06-21, 02:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By Steel1

I just ordered some o-ring 17mm OD, 14mm ID,...

I just ordered some o-ring 17mm OD, 14mm ID, 1.5mm width, will see how these fit and post result. Thanks!
06-05-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By Steel1

Help on RD-7402 rear derailleur

I have a RD-7402 and its missing the o-ring that seals near head of the pivot bolt.
I tried a #10 11/16ODx1/2IDx3/32 and it seems too thick.
Any suggestions as to the right replacement and where to...
05-30-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By Steel1

Thanks for the information. I played with it some...

Thanks for the information. I played with it some today, with mixed results. My RD is Sprint, not Sprint 9000. According to velobase, only the 9000 is index compatible.
One problem is the cable...
05-30-21, 12:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By Steel1

Suntour Sprint Indexing

I’ve been riding a Suntour Sprint equipped Univega Gran Premio for a couple of years. I use it kind of as a training bike, as it’s a bit of a beater. Its really a wonderful ride, and was always in...
04-27-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,133
Posted By Steel1

I have a 85 Peloton, which is a real war horse. ...

I have a 85 Peloton, which is a real war horse.
The frame looks same as yours in most respects:

Brake bridge
Forks
Lugs
Chainstay bridge (mine has drain hole, could not see if yours had...
04-26-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By Steel1

I just fixed one using E6000 glue and it worked...

I just fixed one using E6000 glue and it worked well. Used scotch tape to hold flat while it dried.
04-11-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,352
Posted By Steel1

I had a crank arm snap on my commuter, and took a...

I had a crank arm snap on my commuter, and took a painful fall. Luckily just bruises and nothing serious. The Japanese crankset was almost 40 years old at the time.
When I showed the broken arm to...
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