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11-26-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By pstock

help IDing a bottom bracket

can anyone ID this bottom bracket?
I am missing a cup (which is seized on a frame) and so would like to at least see if it is possible to find a replacement cup.

but I've never seen a Shimano BB...
10-19-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,250
Posted By pstock

It's been sometime. (2008) But since I rarely...

It's been sometime. (2008) But since I rarely throw bike stuff out, I expect I still have these somewhere.
Peter
10-17-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,724
Posted By pstock

I had this problem with my 9S Ultegra ST-6500s. ...

I had this problem with my 9S Ultegra ST-6500s.
as suggested here, I popped the nameplates off (havning brought teh bike indoors to warm up a bit first, fearing the cold plastic could be too...
08-20-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 550
Posted By pstock

thanks Andy. outside of Mavic Ksyrium wheels...

thanks Andy.
outside of Mavic Ksyrium wheels (which seem to have easy and obvious interchangeability - and I had several sets of Ksyrium wheels I was able to canabalize easily to experiment with), I...
08-20-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By pstock

rubber band/shim on an Ultegra 6500 shifter small lever

I noticed that on one of my bikes with 9 speed Ultegra 6500 shifters, the small inner lever on the LH side sticks out a bit. It bugs me to feel that bulge when I am riding.
I finally looked more...
08-19-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 550
Posted By pstock

mixed campy shimano setup compatibility question

I know this has been asked hundreds of times but....
I am trying to advise a friend on modifying her touring bike to have easier/lower gearing.
It is a Marinoni Turismo currently setup with 3X9...
08-14-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,981
Posted By pstock

on that item, you are correct. Campy Super...

on that item, you are correct.

Campy Super Record EPS 12 group
UK Vat Incl. $3981
VAT: $663
Wiggle keeps: $3318

US export price: $3330 (Wiggle keeps it all)

Let's check another. I'll take...
08-14-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,981
Posted By pstock

I chose my examples completely at random. i am...

I chose my examples completely at random.
i am pretty sure that ALL their pricing follows the same pattern.

show me a couple of items that you think do not have a UK-USA price gap and then let's...
08-14-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,981
Posted By pstock

if you call asking Wiggle for fair and...

if you call asking Wiggle for fair and transparent pricing a "crusade", then Yes, I am absolutely on a crusade.
08-14-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,981
Posted By pstock

I only took the $4700 bike purchase as far as the...

I only took the $4700 bike purchase as far as the Checkout stage. which showing Zero in the tax slot. But it appeared that that was the full amount I would have been charged.

but Based on my...
08-14-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,981
Posted By pstock

As for them not hiding anything? I'd call it an...

As for them not hiding anything? I'd call it an error of omission. Their FAQ is pretty clear about some of the mechanics of ordering to the US or Canada:...
08-14-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,981
Posted By pstock

prices might have shifted. my price checking was...

prices might have shifted. my price checking was a few weeks ago. Let me double check.

well, that particular item is currently on promotion 10% off. the original price, the price i saw $4699 is...
08-14-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,981
Posted By pstock

prices might have shifted. my price checking was...

prices might have shifted. my price checking was a few weeks ago. Let me double check
08-14-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,981
Posted By pstock

is Wiggle ripping us off?

I bought some gear from Wiggle recently and got curious about their pricing in different currencies for delivery to different countries/markets.

Wiggle shoppers based in the UK pay a 20% VAT...
07-01-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 119
Posted By pstock

neutron hub spoke removal

can anyone tell me how I remove the hub end of the spokes on this campagnolo neutron hub?

I assume the center bit comes out, but I cannot figure out how to do that. and I don't want to force...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-14-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 595
Posted By pstock

got it. thank you.

got it. thank you.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-14-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 595
Posted By pstock

Birdy stem/riser removal

The stem/riser of my late 90s MK1 Birdy is cracked.
fortunately I have a 2nd MK1 from which I can canibalize parts.
But I am having trouble removing the stem/risers from either of them (so that I...
01-20-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,435
Posted By pstock

Mine is on a Puch Vent Noir ...

Mine is on a Puch Vent Noir
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/480x640/p1030466_rotated_18886777aff20d72ab9e6ab1f8a2dfe907c92775.jpg...
11-25-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By pstock

agreed (that most Kalloy products are too new to...

agreed (that most Kalloy products are too new to merit inclusion in Velobase)
but there some to be some interesting (or at least old) Kalloy vintage styles that I thought would have merited at...
11-23-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By pstock

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/337x254/kalloy_seatpost_with_logo_a1db7a4ecaf7982018d58b04326a345fb163620a.png
thanks. Kalloy seems to be correct. (see attached)
Biggest...
11-22-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By pstock

Whose logo is this?

Im going through my seatposts sizing and IDing them.
This one stumps me.
Does anyone recognize this...
Forum: Touring
10-25-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 760
Posted By pstock

How's the cycling around Los Cabos, Baja?

partner and I are headed off for 11 days at the south tip of the Baja, Mexico next week. Los Cabos area.
I at least plan to take a bike (folding high performance Bike Friday) especially since...
09-17-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By pstock

in any event, Bike Friday wrote me back with a...

in any event, Bike Friday wrote me back with a link to a much much simpler explanation of compatibility (than those color coded charts)
...
09-17-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By pstock

Geee, that's so helpful Dave. I never would...

Geee, that's so helpful Dave.

I never would have thought of that.
here's the face of my RH shifter.
maybe if I did some forensic analysis I'd find traces of 9S lettering on the face. But nada...
09-16-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By pstock

Mine say "DAYTONA" and that's All. ...

Mine say "DAYTONA" and that's All.
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09-16-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By pstock

I am clearly not reading these tables correctly. ...

I am clearly not reading these tables correctly.
I get the Shifter + rear mechanism but I don't know how the different cassette styles factor into it.
If I used an 8S Shimano shifter withan 8S...
09-16-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By pstock

Now I am completely confused and ready to go back...

Now I am completely confused and ready to go back to Square One and start All Over.
09-16-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By pstock

8S Shimano shifters with 7S cassette

this question relates to folding bikes but has nothing to do with the folding aspect, so I am posting here, in Bike Mechanics.

I have an old drop bar Bike Friday which came factory-setup with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 31,944
Posted By pstock

I meant (and should have been clearer) Ti in the...

I meant (and should have been clearer) Ti in the pre-carbon era.
I have bought and sold a LOT (some 200) of high end pre-carbon road bikes and in my experience a recreational rider will pay a hefty...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 31,944
Posted By pstock

Why did Titanium not take off amongst Pros?

this thought just popped into my head recently.
It seems like Titanium frames are the hot ticket these days. even riders who are mainly riding modern carbon bikes drool over titanium it seems. and...
Forum: Touring
05-21-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,047
Posted By pstock

like I've never met a red wine I couldn't enjoy,...

like I've never met a red wine I couldn't enjoy, any riding is better than no riding at all.
this has been helpful.
we are taking our Bike Friday folding performance road bikes and so we'll just...
04-27-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,298
Posted By pstock

very helpful, thank you. here's my "oddball"...

very helpful, thank you.

here's my "oddball" collection. I guess I only describe them as "oddball" because new riders are rarely receptive to the idea of anything but a modern bike.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 367
Posted By pstock

what model Parlee is this?

I picked up a nice looking Parlee recently. But don't know the model.
can anyone ID it or tell me how I would figure out the model?
I am thinking Z1 (the top tube is almost horizontal). but am...
04-25-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,298
Posted By pstock

factors to consider when choosing a bike

I am not a Clydesdale but as I am selling a bunch of my big (60-62cm) frames I am getting a lot of inquiries from heavier cyclsts, many of them new to road cycling, asking for advice on what...
Forum: Touring
04-24-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,047
Posted By pstock

cycling around Plano texas?

we are attending a wedding in Plano Texas at the end of May.
as we have 3.5 days to kill around the wedding time, we are thinking of taking our Bike Friday travel road bikes to get some miles in....
04-21-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By pstock

Vintage brake lever setup for smaller hands?

I am setting up a female friend with a vintage bike. But she struggles to manage the brake levers (which she finds to far out for her to comfortably grasp and pull).
Short of installing cross-style...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-26-18, 09:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,887
Posted By pstock

No need to agree to disagree. You could ask...

No need to agree to disagree. You could ask Georgena herself. She graciously replied promptly to my query to her website's email address.

gt@georgenaterry.com

Indeed she seemed to encourage...
04-25-18, 02:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,074
Posted By pstock

thanks for the suggestions. I worked through...

thanks for the suggestions.

I worked through a few more tires. Finally I was able to force one bead fully on, but that required using tire levers to get it on.
I am stuck on the 2nd bead now...
04-24-18, 01:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,074
Posted By pstock

These particluar rims don't have a lot of depth...

These particluar rims don't have a lot of depth to them. the cross section bottom seems pretty flat. Though I was wondering one was shallower than the other (so the distance from the middle of the...
04-24-18, 01:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,074
Posted By pstock

So THAT's what that tool is? I used to have a...

So THAT's what that tool is? I used to have a tire iron like that and I had no idea one end was a bead jack. I am getting more of those.

(and good to know about Campagnolo not having made 27"...
04-24-18, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,074
Posted By pstock

FWIW all my two dozen tires are used. Most are...

FWIW all my two dozen tires are used. Most are well well used. I am just trying to find one that fits.
and I would still be anxious about trying to remove a tight fit if I flatted.

As I said,...
04-24-18, 01:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,074
Posted By pstock

Yes, that would make life simple. But I got...

Yes, that would make life simple.
But I got these wheels naked, without tires.

Nor are there any markings on the rims to guide me.
04-23-18, 03:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,074
Posted By pstock

tight tire on a....700c rim?

Trying to mount tires on two nice old (6 speed) Campagnolo hubbed clinchers.
A 700c tire fits easily into the rear Ambrosia rim.
But trying to fit a 700c tire on the front wheel, a Campagnolo...
04-23-18, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,247
Posted By pstock

I am trying to move a post. But I don't see a...

I am trying to move a post. But I don't see a Triangle. I see a Red Cirlce with an exclamation mark. (But that says it is only to be used for ... bad behavior, not just a request for a move)
am I...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-23-18, 06:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,887
Posted By pstock

from Georgena Terry herself

I also wrote Georgena Terry directly about all this. How great for her to reply to me. Here's what she says:

"Thanks for taking time to email me about the wheel sizes. Here’s the scoop on the...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-21-18, 02:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,887
Posted By pstock

About two Georgena Terrys

When a not-very-tall female friend (about 5' nothing) asked me for help finding a road bike that fit her, I got curious with the Georgena Terry story.
I eventually secured 2 models. and I am still...
02-20-18, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 721
Posted By pstock

When did Neutrons first appear?

Having an argument with a friend over the most appropriate groupset to pair with 1st Gen neutron wheels.

When were they first released?
What campanolo groupset would have been current at that...
11-23-17, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 772
Posted By pstock

grease. hmmm, I wouldn't have thought of trying...

grease. hmmm, I wouldn't have thought of trying to revive the factory grease. (or that they used grease at all.)

but now that I have "cleaned" them i wonder how I can get grease back in.
Syringe...
11-22-17, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By pstock

Problem brifters. What to do?

while we are talking brifters, let me present my Problem Children of brifters, two serious jammed and messed up ones.

one is a 600 RH brifter with a cable stuck in it (yes, I know, I know now: ...
11-22-17, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 772
Posted By pstock

Where to lube 8S brifters

I am going through my box of about nine not-working-great shimano brifters mostly 8S Dura Ace, 600 and 105 (and a few 9S).

I understand the old lube deteriorates and everything needs to be cleaned...
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