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08-18-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 622
Posted By xiaoman1

unworthy1, Thanks for the clarification, I have...

unworthy1,
Thanks for the clarification, I have heard the phrases many times but did not PTTT (put 2&2 together ;)) and starting the initial clean up. The parts that I have cleaned are looking good...
08-18-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By Drillium Dude

I held out as long as I could, but finally came...

I held out as long as I could, but finally came to the same conclusion as you (and others). Me being me, I had to put my thoughts down 'on paper' :)

Personally, I love the workmanship (tho the...
08-18-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 66
Posted By tkamd73

I don’t think that is going to work for you...

I don’t think that is going to work for you without a bit of machining on the top of the lever housing. I have those same brake levers on my 84 Supersport, and the cables flopped around when I used...
08-18-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By Drillium Dude

Do you have any idea how many "cultures" exist in...

Do you have any idea how many "cultures" exist in the US of A? Your generalization suggests nobody here can make a quality assessment of Mercet frames because we're separated by a large body of...
08-18-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By Chombi1

Wow! Giving that 50th anniversary laden bike for...

Wow! Giving that 50th anniversary laden bike for commutes to a train station by a grandchild was very kind unselfish thing to do.
The problem is, the beautiful precious bike will be stolen the...
08-18-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 777
Posted By bax76

Hi, yes, I am stitching behind the bars, below...

Hi, yes, I am stitching behind the bars, below the hood, and in front above the levers :)
...
08-18-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 777
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Very nice work, bax76 ! I've been doing the same...

Very nice work, bax76 ! I've been doing the same on difficult or impossible to find hoods. My preference is to use thick goat skin.
...
08-18-22, 01:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 777
Posted By bax76

Hi, I resolve similar problems with leather and...

Hi, I resolve similar problems with leather and stiching over old hoods.

...
08-17-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 409
Posted By tomato coupe

Hose clamps come in many many sizes, including...

Hose clamps come in many many sizes, including some that will fit the thickest of frames.
08-17-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 360
Posted By byscott

At the risk of inciting a furor (which, truly, I...

At the risk of inciting a furor (which, truly, I am NOT trying to do):

I think Phil Wood grease is an excellent product and it always worked very well for me. But I doubt that Phil Wood has Grease...
08-16-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,104
Posted By Andy Antipas

1979 De Rosa and Cinelli 1R

Here is mine.

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08-16-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By cb400bill

After Touchup...

After Touchup (http://www.raydobbins.com/pantografata/after_touchup/after_touchup.htm)
...
08-16-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 308
Posted By oneclick

Changing stem length changes the moment arm...

Changing stem length changes the moment arm between hand position and the tyre contact patch; so A+B may equal C+D and yet feel quite different.

However, the only way to know is to get the...
08-15-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 360
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The answer is the grease that you will enjoy...

The answer is the grease that you will enjoy cleaning out and repacking before anything bad happens:) Andy
08-15-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 72
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1986) POGLIAGHI Super Record SLX

Includes a big sidebar about Columbus tubing.
...
08-15-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 364
Posted By SpedFast

That is the pure definition of bike porn. So...

That is the pure definition of bike porn. So lovely to look at. Can only imagine what it must feel like to ride. Great find!
08-15-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 364
Posted By Biketiger

Check out my new ride!

Here's a rare bird. This one showed up on the bay and normally I'm only interested in track bikes but...I took one look at this and I knew it was special. Everything about it appeals to me. It's my...
08-15-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 360
Posted By squirtdad

not ins this case you will get about a billion...

not ins this case you will get about a billion opinions, from possom fat to 30 year old aged white lithium :)

I prefer Phil's Waterproof. Unless you have lots and lots of bikes and wheel a tube...
08-15-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 712
Posted By alcjphil

Riding on a broken axle is not safe. The worst...

Riding on a broken axle is not safe. The worst fall I ever took on my bike was riding on a broken axle. I stood up to accelerate, the axle flexed and my chain slipped on the freewheel teeth. I went...
08-15-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 193
Posted By Rolla

This probably should have been divulged earlier....

This probably should have been divulged earlier. After you check the wheel for trueness, check the frame for alignment. There are tools for this; ask at your LBS or LeBS.
08-15-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 533
Posted By Joshgordon27

1999 Colnago Ovalmaster Titanio Lampre team bike - museum quality

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08-15-22, 06:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 375
Posted By WizardOfBoz

This. The tube didn't pop, sending the tire off...

This. The tube didn't pop, sending the tire off the rim. The tire slid off the rim, allowing the tire to balloon out and pop. I only have about 8 years of experience working in a bike shop, many...
08-13-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 667
Posted By 79pmooney

Fun story on the chainstay bridge of the bike of...

Fun story on the chainstay bridge of the bike of my avatar. TiCycles built me a rather unusual fix gear based on a trashed Peugeot I saved from the dumpster. That circa 1990 sport Peugeot was a...
08-13-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 667
Posted By bulgie

Stop me if I've told this one before... OK I know...

Stop me if I've told this one before... OK I know I've told it and you can't stop me, bwah-ha-ha

Specialized Allez Epic lugged-carbon frames were a decent value, but a lot of them got warrantied...
08-13-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 667
Posted By repechage

I like this design for adding rigidity ...

I like this design for adding rigidity

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DiNucci
08-13-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,121
Posted By Rolla

Not every person of a given height has the same...

Not every person of a given height has the same leg length.



If you can't comfortably ride the bike with the seatpost at the proper height, the bike is too small for you.



No, you "should...
08-13-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 667
Posted By BillRS22

Chain Stay Bridge

Of course you are right about being passionate regarding areas of interest. If an item you collect has a flaw, then that is all you see. Other people wouldnít notice it. My neighbor thinks Iím nuts...
08-13-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,121
Posted By 3alarmer

...if you look above, there's a suggestion for a...

...if you look above, there's a suggestion for a different style of seat post, that will work without the clamp. It will cost you a little bit of looing around to find one that works, or it might...
08-13-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,121
Posted By base2

Yep. You did this to you. For £1800 I'd find...

Yep. You did this to you.

For £1800 I'd find a frame builder who would make a quill stem style seat post & put an old fashioned saddle clamp on the top. It'd save your bike at the expense of...
08-13-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,121
Posted By 3alarmer

...the damage in those photos looks consistent...

...the damage in those photos looks consistent with their analysis as you've repeated it. In fact, I don't know of any other way you could produce that form of frame failure.

There are clear...
08-12-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 369
Posted By Iride01

That is the most contorted routing I've ever seen...

That is the most contorted routing I've ever seen too. Perhaps all the bending so close to the end had different stress in each strand that just simply needed to relieve itself... quickly.
08-12-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,356
Posted By Razorrock

You will either get your bikes or the insured...

You will either get your bikes or the insured value. All these people asking for law suits or police reports are clueless. I ship stuff everyday with UPS and LTL freight. You will not get more than...
08-12-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 286
Posted By Koyote

I gave you one: the CO2 carts. But if you...

I gave you one: the CO2 carts.

But if you think that a $160 booster pump is overly expensive for this, then you've picked the wrong hobby. :)
08-11-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 524
Posted By scarlson

These days, they call it "planing"....

These days, they call it "planing". :lol:
08-11-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 544
Posted By gaucho777

I love the look of the Ossobuco and Masi Prestige...

I love the look of the Ossobuco and Masi Prestige treatment, but I do wonder if it was more show than effect. It clearly looks like more material is added than removed, so the purpose must be to...
08-11-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 524
Posted By SurferRosa

Glad you said "inseam." :roflmao2:

Glad you said "inseam."

:roflmao2:
08-11-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,157
Posted By Bald Paul

Well, maybe not. :) I have a Mavic rear wheel...

Well, maybe not. :)
I have a Mavic rear wheel for Shimano 11 speed cassette (you would need a spacer for your 8 speed) that was only used indoors on a trainer. 20 spoke count with flat bladed...
08-11-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,335
Posted By Camilo

There might be a third option for perception...

There might be a third option for perception other than harsh or unrideable by the riders that bought the bikes and bought them again. Something other than "marketing rules" and that they're just...
08-11-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 296
Posted By tomato coupe

Get a wrench thing and adjust the whole braking...

Get a wrench thing and adjust the whole braking unit thing so that it doesn't rub.
08-11-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 565
Posted By dedhed

Depends. Make, model of bike, intended rider and...

Depends. Make, model of bike, intended rider and their experience or future attention to maintenance, bling factor, current condition, all factor in
08-10-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,356
Posted By Sy Reene

1.6% is expensive?

1.6% is expensive?
08-10-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,356
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

A few comments. From what I gather you are...

A few comments. From what I gather you are expecting the OP to lean on a friend or relative to provide free legal services and engage in a harassment campaign of the small business owner and extort...
08-10-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,356
Posted By tomato coupe

Regardless, your $500 figure is more than x10 too...

Regardless, your $500 figure is more than x10 too high for the OPís situation.
08-10-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,396
Posted By Lbxpdx

Frame sizing on vintage bikes

My recently purchased Schwinn VSP is a fun ride. Nimble with nothing in the bags, yet planted and comfortable when the bags are filled with groceries. It is a 21Ē, 21.5Ē top tube, 170mm cranks, 74...
08-10-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 530
Posted By ofajen

Indeed, thatís way too big. An 18 should...

Indeed, thatís way too big. An 18 should suffice. 😀

Otto
08-10-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 530
Posted By Darth Lefty

You are not imagining a skinny enough o-ring

You are not imagining a skinny enough o-ring
08-10-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,036
Posted By xiaoman1

I have used this rather than tape....It comes in...

I have used this rather than tape....It comes in different thicknesses, just trim and no glue residue. :D...
08-10-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,636
Posted By hankj

I like the Aerothans in my road tires. Roll and...

I like the Aerothans in my road tires. Roll and road feel similar to when I had them tubeless, seem tougher than latex and don't lose air. Knock on wood, did a full season with no flats.
...
08-10-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 283
Posted By Kars

In the few searches I did I could not find a...

In the few searches I did I could not find a replacement and so I guess I better not lose this bolt.
08-10-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 422
Posted By Rolla

Of, relating to, or suggestive of a wild beast. ...

Of, relating to, or suggestive of a wild beast.



Colin. An Irish actor

Ferrule: A metal ring or cap placed around a cable, pole, or shaft for reinforcement or to prevent splitting.
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