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01-31-23, 08:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,530
Posted By base2

Yes there is. Style. It's important if I say...

Yes there is.
Style.
It's important if I say it is.
;)
01-31-23, 03:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By georges1

Finally bought the frame for my very last...

Finally bought the frame for my very last project, this one is the last and final bike.Saw many overpriced Cinellis with SLX tubing, many bad condition Lemonds Reynolds 853 frames with rusted bottom...
01-31-23, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By steine13

I put old cable in housing before I cut it,...

I put old cable in housing before I cut it, making the step above unnecessary.

cheers -mathias
01-30-23, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 165
Posted By noobinsf

Looks like a 1988 112 -- see page 10, right side:...

Looks like a 1988 112 -- see page 10, right side: https://www.ragandbone.ca/PDFs/Miyata%20Catalogue%20PDFs/Miyata%20Catalogue%2088.pdf
01-29-23, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By jamesdak

Martelly got in a little "trouble" about this.......

Martelly got in a little "trouble" about this....

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01-29-23, 04:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 404
Posted By tyrion

I'd make something out of scrap plastic (e.g. the...

I'd make something out of scrap plastic (e.g. the jug below) before trying to use a rotor. Might need 2 or 3 layers of plastic, depending on thickness. Zip tie them to the spokes.
...
01-29-23, 12:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,064
Posted By unterhausen

Sadly, you still see quotes. I thought about...

Sadly, you still see quotes. I thought about learning greasemonkey so I could fix that, but it seems like a lot of work.
One of the sad consequences of being a mod is not being able to put anyone...
01-29-23, 10:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 473
Posted By brooklyn_bike

thanks everybody - looks like qty 48 / 280mm...

thanks everybody - looks like qty 48 / 280mm spokes and qty 16 / 278mm spokes is the way to go !
01-28-23, 05:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,064
Posted By 3alarmer

...I know enough about back pain and the various...

...I know enough about back pain and the various causes and therapeutics for it, that I don't give away free advice. Even in person. My liability insurance company insists I remain silent here. :)
01-28-23, 03:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 870
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Perhaps OP is dead set on having a Zipp CF stem;...

Perhaps OP is dead set on having a Zipp CF stem; no pun intended.
01-28-23, 02:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,064
Posted By gugie

Sounds like your beef isn't with this thread, but...

Sounds like your beef isn't with this thread, but you wanted to lash out about having your thread moved. For the record, I enjoyed your thread and it was certainly on topic more than the "show me...
01-27-23, 04:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,154
Posted By t2p

that description fit a guy in our road group...

that description fit a guy in our road group years ago - he rode relatively inexpensive (but durable ?) tires

one weekend we fitted his bike with 23mm Michelin Super Comp HD’s and latex tubes and...
01-27-23, 11:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 489
Posted By blacknbluebikes

There's always a hack, sure. But, there's this...

There's always a hack, sure. But, there's this funny saying, "Right tool for the job..."
01-27-23, 04:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 489
Posted By elcruxio

I have to say, I thought masterlink pliers were a...

I have to say, I thought masterlink pliers were a silly single use tool taking up space. But after getting a proper pair I find they're quite invaluable. So much better than any tool hack I've used...
01-26-23, 06:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,064
Posted By Essthreetee

Thank you all for the input and thoughts. I...

Thank you all for the input and thoughts.
I spent some time on the set up and discovered that someone (probably me) had really messed it up.
I made a lot of adjustments starting at what I use on...
01-25-23, 04:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,104
Posted By masi61

B17 with chrome rivets looks best for that...

B17 with chrome rivets looks best for that particular bike. The blue denim Cambium is certainly cool looking but it is way more modern and would need a much sexier seatpost and to not be tilted down...
01-25-23, 09:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 354
Posted By Chuckk

Wrap some bar tape under the oversize clamp?

Wrap some bar tape under the oversize clamp?
01-24-23, 06:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,084
Posted By 52telecaster

I worked in a factory welding for years but on...

I worked in a factory welding for years but on the side was a bike mech and musician. A few years ago an old friend asked about Aaron, my son, and what he was doing these days. I said he gigs most...
01-24-23, 02:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,084
Posted By 52telecaster

My son's new Paramount

My son's new paramount....

I bought this for him for 300.00 last summer. It wasn't perfect but it wasn't horrid either. This is how he has it right now....
01-24-23, 12:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,012
Posted By mountaindave

Give a dad (or mom) a vintage bike…

Sent to me by a friend, I made it C/V appropriate:

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01-23-23, 09:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 785
Posted By dedhed

Here are the Bdop drop pads in action. Shimano...

Here are the Bdop drop pads in action. Shimano 6600 brakes on my 1991 Trek 400
...
01-23-23, 08:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,958
Posted By nlerner

My first new bike (as an adult, anyway) was a...

My first new bike (as an adult, anyway) was a 1982 Trek 412. Here's the receipt:...
01-23-23, 06:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,958
Posted By roadcrankr

Updating to brake lever shifters causes a big...

Updating to brake lever shifters causes a big domino effect.
Going from stock to anywhere like 8sp thru11sp means several other upgrades/changes:
* cassette/freewheel
* derailleurs front & rear
*...
01-23-23, 05:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,958
Posted By markk900

Perhaps the seller meant "new tires"? Only OP...

Perhaps the seller meant "new tires"? Only OP will be able to tell once he looks at the bike, but the photos (small as they are) don't telegraph any major wheel issues.
01-23-23, 04:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 785
Posted By dedhed

Chain saw file is about right size

Chain saw file is about right size
01-23-23, 04:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 388
Posted By Unca_Sam

Shimano has been fiddling around with their...

Shimano has been fiddling around with their manual and technical document repository and made it harder to navigate. I guess I'll go learn.

This is a Shimano 333 hub. Ensure the shifter knuckle is...
01-22-23, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 190
Posted By Polaris OBark

I think a 105 or Ultegra 11-34T without the...

I think a 105 or Ultegra 11-34T without the spacer will work on your hub, and will allow you to keep all of your other components the way they are now.
01-21-23, 11:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,454
Posted By Biketiger

Thanks again for all your comments, insights and...

Thanks again for all your comments, insights and advice. Oh and Ozzy says to say hello!...
01-20-23, 11:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 656
Posted By clubman

My first, early 60's Raleigh Mountie, hand me...

My first, early 60's Raleigh Mountie, hand me down from my cousin.

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01-19-23, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 197
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

What's wrong with current gearing? ...

What's wrong with current gearing?

Personally I'd probably stick with the triple. I also like tighter cassette than that, so would go with 12-25 in back.

As for the indexed front...
01-19-23, 07:24 PM
Forum: Framebuilders
01-19-23, 05:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 606
Posted By unterhausen

I have never pinned. I built my tandem and a...

I have never pinned. I built my tandem and a lugged frame without a fixture. I had fixturing to keep the bb shell perpendicular to the seat tube, but it's not essential. Then build the hockey stick...
01-19-23, 03:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 549
Posted By louky

Thanks for all those who commented. I got both...

Thanks for all those who commented. I got both of these freewheels done today. The first one i left on the wheel. I applied some penetrating oil in the crack as suggested in some posts above. I...
01-19-23, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By _ForceD_

Awesome LBS offer

Wow! I just experienced an offer at a LBS that took me by surprise. Snowbirding in SE Florida, one of my road bikes broke a spoke. I have older bikes and do all the maintenance myself. I brought...
01-19-23, 05:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 656
Posted By Road85rebel

As follow up to my previous post, here are a few...

As follow up to my previous post, here are a few pics of my restoration effort. Before and after for reference....
01-17-23, 09:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 497
Posted By Wildwood

An Al fork is a killer. Threadless 1 1/8th is...

An Al fork is a killer. Threadless 1 1/8th is stiffer. An early-ish overbuilt Al frame is a killer. Cheapie tires are hard.



Core strength on integrated levers? :twitchy:. Maybe you need...
01-17-23, 10:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 419
Posted By grumpus

Well yes, I carry pump and CO2 and spare tubes...

Well yes, I carry pump and CO2 and spare tubes and patches. And a Presta Schrader adaptor.

Really? Blown up, not simply blown off through overenthusiastic inflation when they weren't properly...
01-17-23, 09:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 948
Posted By MudPie

Good to hear it's freshwater. Money-wise, it's...

Good to hear it's freshwater. Money-wise, it's probably best to use marine grease in the bearings and after you remove the craft from the water, perhaps spray the chain, cogs and other unprotected...
01-17-23, 08:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 948
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Don't overthink this. Just grease your current...

Don't overthink this. Just grease your current bearings liberally with marine grease. A bit of water intrusion will not affect performance. If this is a multi day event, just plan on possibly having...
01-16-23, 09:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 948
Posted By dedhed

One time use you'll probably be just fine...

One time use you'll probably be just fine greasing the crap out of things with marine grease
01-16-23, 03:55 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,299
Posted By genejockey

I've been watching an interesting series of...

I've been watching an interesting series of videos on Cam Nichols' YouTube channel, about what you get for $500, whether it's framesets, or groupsets, or wheelsets. Mostly, what you get is crap. ...
01-16-23, 03:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 629
Posted By louky

I got the first one done today. I went to the...

I got the first one done today. I went to the co-op and found this set of bars with the levers and stem for $7, and they threw in the set of grips (I will try to clean them up). I also got another...
01-15-23, 08:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 765
Posted By rccardr

Hmmm…following the same aesthetic thinking, maybe...

Hmmm…following the same aesthetic thinking, maybe a silver front brake and black rear one.
I’d also seriously consider painting that stem a similar pink.
Looks nice, Jim!
01-15-23, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 240
Posted By veganbikes

Nobody could pay me to use a slime tube. That is...

Nobody could pay me to use a slime tube. That is how horrible they are. If you use good tires and keep them properly inflated you are less likely to have punctures and if you are still having...
01-14-23, 02:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 629
Posted By Kontact

If it were your bike. But these are commuters for...

If it were your bike. But these are commuters for the homeless. The time and expense of converting them could be much better used elsewhere considering these are fully functional as is. Making the...
01-14-23, 10:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 765
Posted By jamesdak

Hmmmm......it may freak out the purist. But the...

Hmmmm......it may freak out the purist. But the Superbe stuff I have may just look great on this. Just playing around this morning but this would also solve my no silver Campagnolo wheels problem. ...
01-13-23, 12:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 908
Posted By fender1

I have found their wheels to fine out of the...

I have found their wheels to fine out of the box. I would ride them for a couple of hundred miles check them at that point and if they need a touch up, then I would drop them off at the shop.
01-13-23, 10:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 908
Posted By fender1

FWIW, I have purchased few sets of wheels from...

FWIW, I have purchased few sets of wheels from Velomine over the years and always had a good experience.
01-12-23, 03:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 908
Posted By Fredo76

Continental Giro 22mm tubulars go for under $40...

Continental Giro 22mm tubulars go for under $40 each from many sources. They have removable valve cores, so you can use sealant, which will fix a great majority of punctures with minimal hassle....
01-11-23, 06:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 597
Posted By Schweinhund

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1754x1527/img_20221030_091721294_b_2_a0711f8e7b094ed52c08f0f3330399e96c3d74ee.jpg
I agree.
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