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03-11-18, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By temon00

I'm assuming you picked them up... If so, I'm...

I'm assuming you picked them up... If so, I'm glad an appreciator got them and not some schmo!
03-10-18, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By temon00

A couple of nice '76 Super LeMans

I saw these and almost forgot that conversation I had with my wife... you know, the one about buying only the essentials this month. My guess is that they have been kept in that shed since they were...
02-09-17, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,696
Posted By temon00

That's what I was thinking. A crack from failure...

That's what I was thinking. A crack from failure seems like it would be much more ragged. I suppose he could wet sand the finish to see whether or not there is underlying damage...
02-09-17, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,696
Posted By temon00

Surface cracks in Trek 5500 (Carbon)

My brother just picked up a carbon Trek 5500 with the original Dura Ace components at a steal for $450 in the SF Bay Area. Score one for the team, right? But if bike purchases and tinder hookups...
01-16-14, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,467
Posted By temon00

Is there a slot in the seatpost lug? A turn of a...

Is there a slot in the seatpost lug? A turn of a flathead screwdriver might open it up just enough to slide the seatpost in.
01-16-14, 06:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,207
Posted By temon00

More info could determine if the cups are...

More info could determine if the cups are pressed. If there is a reasonable chance they are threaded in, improvising a tool may be your best bet.

This may be a dead-end, but I would try it:
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07-01-13, 02:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,123
Posted By temon00

As far as sizing goes, you'll need to measure the...

As far as sizing goes, you'll need to measure the inner diameter of your BB shell and the length of the spindle. Those are the two numbers someone would be looking for, in mm (i.e. 68 x 113). Bear...
06-20-13, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 922
Posted By temon00

If you have an old school local bike shop, you...

If you have an old school local bike shop, you might be able to buy a crank puller on its last leg for real cheap. Although, I must say, it is worth any expense to clean the BB on your beautiful, 30...
06-20-13, 05:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,414
Posted By temon00

You should be able to tighten the cup on the BB...

You should be able to tighten the cup on the BB without removing the cranks.

Just loosen the lockring with some pump pliers and use a spanner or some needle nose pliers to turn the adjustable cup...
06-20-13, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By temon00

When you're truing your wheel, and especially...

When you're truing your wheel, and especially when lacing it, don't forget to stress the wheel once it's "done". Do this by putting one end of the axle against the ground or a bench or something ,...
06-20-13, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,617
Posted By temon00

Either a loose headset, as stated, loose...

Either a loose headset, as stated, loose handlebars, or a loose cone on your wheel.

If the cones on the wheel have too much play, the wheel will move while it is clamped in, causing a thunk, or...
06-20-13, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By temon00

Are you riding with your handlebars bare, or...

Are you riding with your handlebars bare, or putting more tape on? If bare, definitely take it off, IMO. As long as there aren't any big chunks, it shouldn't affect new tape at all. Totally...
06-20-13, 03:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,297
Posted By temon00

Get a 15mm box wrench, fit it around the bolt,...

Get a 15mm box wrench, fit it around the bolt, and strike the other end with a rubber mallet. That is, if you can't find a large pipe to use as a breaker bar, which would be a less percussive way of...
01-07-13, 04:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,254
Posted By temon00

+1. Especially the chainstay, which is bearing a...

+1. Especially the chainstay, which is bearing a tensile load. Get the bottom half in a vice and cold set it. You could leave it, too, but it's affecting your wheel alignment. That's far more...
01-07-13, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,801
Posted By temon00

Whitenheimer, recycled cycles sounds like my kind...

Whitenheimer, recycled cycles sounds like my kind of business. They should be able to set you up with a quick release axle for cheap. Most bike shops throw five a day into their dumpster

I...
12-27-12, 03:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,435
Posted By temon00

For bearings, I found some of this at Home Depot...

For bearings, I found some of this at Home Depot and I love it. It's a little less viscous than automotive grease, for low speed applications.
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12-27-12, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,878
Posted By temon00

The suntour power shifters are pretty trusty. ...

The suntour power shifters are pretty trusty. They don't deserve the trash heap, so an old 10 speed is a good home for them :)
12-27-12, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,170
Posted By temon00

Bill got your answer. You can get a little...

Bill got your answer. You can get a little plastic caliper for $2 that could save a lot of frustration down the road when you have to measure diameter (axles, seatposts, bearings, OLD on hubs, etc.)
12-20-12, 06:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 816
Posted By temon00

Do you accept mediocrity and half measures in...

Do you accept mediocrity and half measures in other aspects of your life? If you do, you should be comfortable just greasing it up and riding. Let's be honest, it will work perfectly once you get...
12-20-12, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 817
Posted By temon00

You don't want the housing snug in the barrel...

You don't want the housing snug in the barrel adjuster because the adjuster needs to turn while the housing stays put.
12-20-12, 06:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,608
Posted By temon00

Cleaning the bearings in a cup and spindle bottom...

Cleaning the bearings in a cup and spindle bottom bracket should take about 20 minutes, right? Not sure about the time savings angle...
12-20-12, 03:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,608
Posted By temon00

I would say 100% worth it. Your bike is over 25...

I would say 100% worth it. Your bike is over 25 years old, and has probably never had the BB serviced. You can get a good enough crank puller for $10, and don't worry about a BB lockring tool...
09-13-12, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By temon00

Take the whole shifter off and you'll see that...

Take the whole shifter off and you'll see that the grip portion has a slot that a metal clip fits into, which ratchets against several teeth in the fixed side. The clip can be bent to adjust the...
08-20-12, 04:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 742
Posted By temon00

You bought it for a good price and put some work...

You bought it for a good price and put some work in. Now go sell it for a profit!
08-20-12, 04:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,413
Posted By temon00

Ugh, those shifter bosses are so ugly. I'll just...

Ugh, those shifter bosses are so ugly. I'll just cut those off of there ... Who needs shifters anyway?
08-20-12, 03:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,413
Posted By temon00

That was my thought when better sense kicked in. ...

That was my thought when better sense kicked in. I am tempted to buy it just to save it from being spray-painted yellow, though...
08-20-12, 02:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,413
Posted By temon00

I cringed a little

Found this on the local CL. At least it's a pretty classy build. If I ran into a Dave Scott Expert frame, "fixie" is not a word that would come to mind...
08-10-12, 03:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,749
Posted By temon00

Do whatever you can before you hacksaw. You will...

Do whatever you can before you hacksaw. You will get 1/3 of the way through it, and think "dam, I shoulda tried that", but not be able to go back.

A few cycles of heat expansion might do the...
08-10-12, 03:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,163
Posted By temon00

I do wonder, though, if it could be technically...

I do wonder, though, if it could be technically correct to have non-drive side spokes slightly longer, allowing the proper dish and equal tension on drive and non-drive sides
07-27-12, 12:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,763
Posted By temon00

This confuses me... BTW, did you get your pedal...

This confuses me... BTW, did you get your pedal off?
07-27-12, 12:06 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,025
Posted By temon00

I don't use a torque wrench, but I do have a...

I don't use a torque wrench, but I do have a torque rating system. The ratings are: "dialed" (for a bearing cone), "snug" (for bottle cage bosses, derailleur mounting bolts, etc.), "pretty tight"...
07-25-12, 02:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,763
Posted By temon00

Brute force is one way, but I prefer to use a...

Brute force is one way, but I prefer to use a breaker bar to gain leverage. I use a piece of PVC around the wrench handle, or another, bigger box wrench.

Can the pedal go back the way it came?...
07-23-12, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 445
Posted By temon00

It could be your "b" angle adjustment; the jockey...

It could be your "b" angle adjustment; the jockey pulley on your derailleur may be contacting the sprockets in your higher gears causing the noise. This is a good resource for diagnosing and...
07-23-12, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,561
Posted By temon00

I'm not familiar with this model, but here's a...

I'm not familiar with this model, but here's a link to what I believe is the service manual for your model:
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07-23-12, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By temon00

I would avoid doing anything destructive to the...

I would avoid doing anything destructive to the bike. The resale won't be high, but there are good bikes out there for what you can get for this one on CL. Take your losses and commit yourself to...
07-23-12, 05:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,519
Posted By temon00

my answers to your questions: 1 Yes 2 Not...

my answers to your questions: 1 Yes 2 Not Necessarily
I had a similar issue with a found bike. IMO, it's way better to try to get a used friction shifter setup. You can find NOS positron stuff on...
04-27-12, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,101
Posted By temon00

Did you have any luck? I'm starting a restore...

Did you have any luck? I'm starting a restore and I need to make the paint respectable. Mine is an 88 ST400, color "blueberry"
03-22-12, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 755
Posted By temon00

For posterity's sake, I will share the solution...

For posterity's sake, I will share the solution to my problem, which could easily occur on another brand of fork. It was so simple that I feel a little foolish for not figuring it out sooner.
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03-19-12, 01:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 755
Posted By temon00

I stripped it back down and had a look at all the...

I stripped it back down and had a look at all the seals and bushings, nothing seems to be out of order. I can't tell if it's the spring making a creaking noise, or if it is coming from the damper...
03-13-12, 01:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 755
Posted By temon00

Help with old school Manitou FS-TI fork

I was commissioned to tune up my friend's mountain bike recently (1997 Barracuda A2E). I fixed up the drive train and the shifters, which were his main issues. I found the manual for his fork...
01-30-12, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,009
Posted By temon00

Got down to it this weekend and cold set the rear...

Got down to it this weekend and cold set the rear triangles back into alignment. They were a few mm off, as noted, and now it's as good as new. The string measurement method, plus Sheldon Brown's...
01-26-12, 02:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By temon00

I think that the biggest differences where I am...

I think that the biggest differences where I am from would have to do with weather. Don't sell during the monsoon :)
01-26-12, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By temon00

I only have experience with CL/ other classified...

I only have experience with CL/ other classified listings.

Springtime in Northern California, there is a huge spike in demand. You might be able to get great value for your quality vintage parts,...
01-25-12, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,009
Posted By temon00

This is definitely my backup plan, but I gotta...

This is definitely my backup plan, but I gotta try to get it juuuust right, you know?
01-25-12, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,009
Posted By temon00

Oh, I'm willing to. I hadn't thought of the...

Oh, I'm willing to. I hadn't thought of the string gauge method, though. That might be the assurance I'm looking for.

I was just incredibly po'd to figure this out after I spent all that time...
01-25-12, 03:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,009
Posted By temon00

I bought the bike for a bit of prechewed...

I bought the bike for a bit of prechewed bubblegum and one isotoner glove. I'm trying to dress this thing for sale, and that would definitely kill my profit. There's one place in Sac with an honest...
01-25-12, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,009
Posted By temon00

Chainstay Misalignment!!

Right when I thought I was finished cleaning and rehabbing a mucked-up 1982 Univega Viva Sport 12 spd, I noticed that the brakes didn't align with the wheel. The wheel was centered between the...
08-10-11, 02:01 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,078
Posted By temon00

Davis gets a lot of press because it is almost...

Davis gets a lot of press because it is almost required for the students to buy a bike before they show up, but I like biking in Sacramento. Downtown is a pretty safe ride, and you also have the...
08-10-11, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,171
Posted By temon00

Nice to see one in great original condition. I...

Nice to see one in great original condition. I don't know why, but I cringe when I see an ironman converted to fixed gear. Saw one on the train last week, and I asked the guy if he did the work...
08-10-11, 01:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 616
Posted By temon00

Paint them orange

Paint them orange
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