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03-07-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,090
Posted By niswanger

Quick update here. First shout out to Andrew for...

Quick update here. First shout out to Andrew for sending me two spacers for free. Andrew, I didn't use them, let me explain... My freshman college son has been really good friends with another...
02-25-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By niswanger

Yes sir, based on dia of rivet it's going to be...

Yes sir, based on dia of rivet it's going to be close. These are times where leave the patina alone come into play :)
02-25-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By niswanger

Darn, would be interesting to know why this...

Darn, would be interesting to know why this method? To me, both from a manufacturing process and service ability screws would have been better. Yes I can get them fairly clean, but I need to have the...
02-25-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By niswanger

MKS Pedal Cage Removal with Rivets?

Hey gang,

Coming up short on google and this forum. I'd like to completely restore some MKS pedals that have riveted cages (sand/buff/anodize) and want to know if I can remove the rivets? I...
02-21-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By niswanger

dedhead, appreciate the candid feedback. I...

dedhead, appreciate the candid feedback.

I got a 68 X 127mm in the mail today, it's just a little lighter but I feel it will provide good service so long as my chain-line is too affected which...
02-20-21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By niswanger

Well it seems I have the one highlighted in the...

Well it seems I have the one highlighted in the picture below. It's traditional cup and cone Japanese square taper, JIS with threaded bosses on end end of the spindle for a nut to hold the crank...
02-20-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By niswanger

Alloy cups/retainers/hardware, not the spindle. ...

Alloy cups/retainers/hardware, not the spindle. Aka, not the chrome plated steel I have.
02-20-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By niswanger

Oh good stuff here, appreciate it. So I figure...

Oh good stuff here, appreciate it. So I figure then I'd probably want the 68 X 127 X 30.5JR X 28.5LR Seems it will move my non drive crank away from the stay about 2mm which is fine, only concern is...
02-20-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By niswanger

Help on finding a replacement BB-UNC26 cartridge...

Hi folks,

I would like to replace my BB cartridge with a better alloy sealed bearing version (some 6061 T-6 etc. and sealed bearings) but I'm having a hard time finding the right spindle width and...
02-20-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,090
Posted By niswanger

Andrew, thank you for the detail response. I'm...

Andrew, thank you for the detail response. I'm good on #1 (I'll just keep all shims in use), and #3 (I will buy a new chain and try, just need to find the same chain I suppose?). But going back to...
02-20-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,090
Posted By niswanger

That's great Andrew, I think those are the ones I...

That's great Andrew, I think those are the ones I need. I only need one but would happily take both if you are open to selling and shipping them to me. Let me know in PM and I can paypal you the...
02-20-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,090
Posted By niswanger

Alright conspiratemus1, I disagree. 1. I am not...

Alright conspiratemus1, I disagree. 1. I am not pastorbobnlnh I am me, myself and I as named on this forum Roy Niswanger. 2. I and "dedhed" are also included in the world population aka...
02-19-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,090
Posted By niswanger

Thank you Andy. Right now I'm looking for one of...

Thank you Andy. Right now I'm looking for one of these spacers in the image below. If I can't find one then I will either machine one or 3D print one:
...
02-19-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,090
Posted By niswanger

I'm a stubborn, almost old man, but thanks for...

I'm a stubborn, almost old man, but thanks for all the encouragement and discouragement. Whilst I generally agree, if it ain't broke don't fix it, I know this mechanism can be rebuilt to almost new...
02-19-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,090
Posted By niswanger

I have already, but not near enough...just got it...

I have already, but not near enough...just got it mildly warm with my MAP gas torch. Are there any plastic components in this FW? Any dust caps? Anything non-metallic? I know that a good amount...
02-19-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,090
Posted By niswanger

Andrew, thank you for taking the time to share...

Andrew, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts, in good detail BTW. It's a shame I can't get the cogs off this FW. I suppose 34 years and probably more than 8K miles of tightening,...
02-19-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,090
Posted By niswanger

I think you are right sir. Also in my other...

I think you are right sir. Also in my other "duplicate reply to an OP that was not my post" you are also right about a rule resurrecting old posts (though, I sill don't understand why then not just...
02-19-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 967
Posted By niswanger

1. If a post is too old, no more worthy of...

1. If a post is too old, no more worthy of conversation, then why haven't moderators closed it?
2. Because #1 still has the post open, is it wrong to reply with a question because the OP's...
02-18-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,090
Posted By niswanger

Ah...forgot to convert the google image...btw in...

Ah...forgot to convert the google image...btw in case you use google images, you can go to your photo, click share, get link, then paste the link on this site that converts it to a shareable deep...
02-18-21, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 967
Posted By niswanger

So you only wanted to remove the center part with...

So you only wanted to remove the center part with the screw on bearing cup (reverse threaded) and not the cogs? I'm having a damn hard time breaking free my smallest cog on my Suntour Freewheel (I...
02-18-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,090
Posted By niswanger

Hi gang, I'm resurrecting this old thread. I have...

Hi gang, I'm resurrecting this old thread. I have a Suntour Freewheel that I want to restore to pristine condition, don't care how long it takes to make each cog look like new. I'm taking the FW...
02-14-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,876
Posted By niswanger

John and Masi, better yet I'll post a quick...

John and Masi, better yet I'll post a quick video. I also put images in my OP. In summary, all components are in perfect working condition and they will clean up and buff up very nice. The ONLY...
02-14-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,876
Posted By niswanger

John, thank you, I actually rode the bike on...

John, thank you, I actually rode the bike on college campus after my 6 years in the military...I think it's a superb steel cruiser. Now that I have a better BB and headset (lighter allow) it might...
02-14-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,876
Posted By niswanger

Possibly...I have found that A. Those shifters...

Possibly...I have found that A. Those shifters are not readily available and when they are it could set me back $80 (the only thing left to buy, outside of some engine enamel and auto primer which...
02-14-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,876
Posted By niswanger

Well guys, there's no reason why this rebuild...

Well guys, there's no reason why this rebuild will be too burdensome because all the parts/components except for the lower end Suntour shifters are in great restorable shape, from the welgo bear...
02-13-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,876
Posted By niswanger

Oh boy... My rear drop-out space (inside) is...

Oh boy...

My rear drop-out space (inside) is 126mm. I really want to keep the bike as original as possible. My Araya Dimple 26" wheels are completely rebuilt/bearings/axels/skewers/polished/new...
02-13-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,876
Posted By niswanger

Help me choose new index shifters for my old 80's Suntour MTN...

Hey gang,

I'm in the process of restoring my high school MTN bike. It's an older mid-80's chromoly XL Montagna with a 6-speed Suntour freewheel, Suntour SC Sport 7000 rear der., Suntour XC Sport...
02-13-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 990
Posted By niswanger

That makes sense and the part I replaced which I...

That makes sense and the part I replaced which I have called by the defined name are elastomers and they are in the uppers (from the top adjustment captive nut > adjustment slider stack > spring head...
02-13-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 990
Posted By niswanger

About the only place I know if in the US is this...

About the only place I know if in the US is this site: https://www.suspensionforkparts.net/eshop/rock-shox.html Again, I didn't want to pay $64.50 for one set, so opted to buy 24" of 3/4" 50A duro...
02-11-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 990
Posted By niswanger

Best I can gather is for the slight improvement...

Best I can gather is for the slight improvement on compression dynamics you give up a whole lot of durability. Polyurethane 40-80A durometer was still used in these shocks back then because it...
02-11-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 990
Posted By niswanger

Again stock elastomer in this RockShox Indy XC...

Again stock elastomer in this RockShox Indy XC was 113mm...figure it might have been 115mm new, cut first pair at 116mm and they work great, but cut the second pair at 122mm and installed...BAM!...
02-10-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 990
Posted By niswanger

There were so many darn version of even the same...

There were so many darn version of even the same model RockShox back in the late 90's early 2000's so yeah I recall the ones with separate stacks from internet research. So far that are great. I'm...
02-10-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 990
Posted By niswanger

I'm not a plastics engineer, but that solid 50A...

I'm not a plastics engineer, but that solid 50A durometer polyurethane rod I used as replacement elastomers (not the springs) are certainly more durable than the stock elastomers. The real question...
02-09-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 990
Posted By niswanger

My DIY RockShox Indy XC Elastomers on the cheap!

Hey gang,

I picked up a nice 1997 Specialized Rockhopper late last year and when I tore down the forks one of the elastomers was shot so I started looking and boy was that a frustrating...
02-09-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By niswanger

That's kind of where I'm heading...I'm...

That's kind of where I'm heading...I'm short-listing some clinchers (currently running old 23 Conti Gatorskins) for it that will work better on the trails but unfortunately my clearance is typical...
02-09-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By niswanger

My thoughts on the Surly Truck Stop Gravel Drop Bars...

Hey gang,

I'm knocking on 50 and last time I road a road bike was 2000 (60cm Ciocc), before that a 1992 60cm Schwinn Paramount, before that 1988 62cm Raleigh POS. Well, just picked up a monster of...
01-29-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By niswanger

Doing more digging and after measuring my...

Doing more digging and after measuring my shoulder width at 43cm I think 46cm is probably the max width I'd go and 44cm would be the smallest width I'd go, and after some more thought, using a...
01-28-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By niswanger

Well, I'm having a bit of a time finding...

Well, I'm having a bit of a time finding reasonably priced 460mm wide bars with a reach considerably shorter than the 90mm I currently have. In addition, I wouldn't use this new Ritchey 70mm 30...
01-28-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By niswanger

10 Wheels, can you re-try the link you wanted to...

10 Wheels, can you re-try the link you wanted to share?
01-28-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By niswanger

Correct, it's a bit a a compression angle on my...

Correct, it's a bit a a compression angle on my wrists when closer to parallel to the ground...neurologist determined this for me awhile back...I do have some carpel tunnel issues.
01-28-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By niswanger

I like this idea a lot. I spend $34 on the new...

I like this idea a lot. I spend $34 on the new stem and $11 on 26mm to 31.8mm shims....hummm...I'm going to need to re-do the wrap/tape and replace housings/cables anyway too. These look to have...
01-28-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By niswanger

I'm back from 2003, need advice adjusting my new road bike...

Hey folks,

I'm just your regular old nearly 50 casual cyclist that has loved cycling since he was 5 years old. My serious road cycling days were late 80's into the late 90's. In 2001 I purchased a...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,172
Posted By niswanger

Okay folks, lots of great suggestions, appreciate...

Okay folks, lots of great suggestions, appreciate the feedback. Again, last road bike I owned was a 58cm early 80's Ciocc with Campy Victory groupo. Before that an early 90's 60cm Schwinn paramount....
Replies: 27
Views: 1,172
Posted By niswanger

Curious, what do you mean the original drilled...

Curious, what do you mean the original drilled Campy derailleur and brakes are gone? Like as in shot, no good? Maybe hard to find?
Replies: 27
Views: 1,172
Posted By niswanger

No, he's firm on $600...guess it's just not for...

No, he's firm on $600...guess it's just not for me. I think spending $300 on an early 2000's Cannondale is a better bang for buck on the performance/maintenance side of things...I just miss my...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,172
Posted By niswanger

I could have certainly looked that up really...

I could have certainly looked that up really quick. I appreciate the help and image...this makes it all so clear to me now. Honestly, as a dear friend just told me...you have a pro support team that...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,172
Posted By niswanger

Why can't use use std tube/tire setup on tublars?...

Why can't use use std tube/tire setup on tublars? Is it the side-wall height, geometry of the rim that won't hold the tire bead well?
Replies: 27
Views: 1,172
Posted By niswanger

A bit embarrassed here, but what do you mean...

A bit embarrassed here, but what do you mean exactly? Are these wheels some special size/make? By tubular I always thought standard inner-tube and tire setup? I think these are Nisi 700c Tubular...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,172
Posted By niswanger

1973 Italvega Super Light with Drillium Campy Record...

Hi folks,

Pretty sure what I have here in mind to purchase locally is a 58cm 73' Italvega Super Light just like this one:...
01-06-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 454
Posted By niswanger

Hey guys, Though I would share my custom...

Hey guys,

Though I would share my custom Topeak rack MTX plate adapter to attach to any bag/trunk/box:

https://youtu.be/tbkIQINUZfA
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