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04-18-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By brooklyn_bike

https://youtu.be/So2dGQ7Nld0

https://youtu.be/So2dGQ7Nld0
Forum: Touring
03-16-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,230
Posted By brooklyn_bike

i either carry a Lezyne Micro Floor Drive or...

i either carry a Lezyne Micro Floor Drive or Pocket Drive depending on weight and distance. they're both over 10 years old and still work terrific
...
03-06-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,231
Posted By brooklyn_bike

my interpretation of sport tourers is like you...

my interpretation of sport tourers is like you describe : geometry / utility that's in between full on touring and racing - i'd put most of the bikes you listed in the full on touring list. raleigh...
03-05-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 724
Posted By brooklyn_bike

for what it's worth : i had them same problem...

for what it's worth : i had them same problem with my existing 12mm allen wrench. i read someone's older BF post with the same problem and he tried a different 12mm and it fit perfect!? so i went to...
03-03-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,353
Posted By brooklyn_bike

not sure if it helps : i have a very similar...

not sure if it helps : i have a very similar colnago superissimo with lots of similar details. the colnago gurus also say 1982 - 1983
...
02-23-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 838
Posted By brooklyn_bike

they have adapters for adding water bottle cages...

they have adapters for adding water bottle cages to the handlebars as well and some clamps / adapters for adding a second water bottle cage to the seattube. i've tried a few setups on my older bikes...
02-20-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 938
Posted By brooklyn_bike

they sell cantilever brake post offset post...

they sell cantilever brake post offset post adapters. i've never used them and not positive they'll get you enough drop to do a conversion. let us know if you try them and how they work out:

Alloy...
02-17-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 519
Posted By brooklyn_bike

all the triples i've set up use chainring spacers...

all the triples i've set up use chainring spacers for the smallest ring. your LBS should have on hand
02-13-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,819
Posted By brooklyn_bike

thank you for the informative post gaucho777 ! i...

thank you for the informative post gaucho777 ! i have a similar early 80s colnago superissimo and recently scored the same strada bianca 700 x 30 tires (but clincher) on craigslist. i was able to...
01-14-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 367
Posted By brooklyn_bike

i've had these same symptoms on a couple bike...

i've had these same symptoms on a couple bike builds over the years : for me it was the top lock nut was very slightly running out of threads before touching the top of the fork tube. i added a 1 - 2...
12-30-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By brooklyn_bike

looks like an early 1980s colnago super to me.

looks like an early 1980s colnago super to me.
12-20-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By brooklyn_bike

Feldman : i happen to have purchased and...

Feldman : i happen to have purchased and refurbished an old Bridgestone RB-T for my wife with a Bike Gallery sticker. your post made me curious to check the bike shop decal and it looks like it came...
12-19-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By brooklyn_bike

Medici Gran Turismo 650b

hello from the pacific northwest. i recently acquired and built up this Medici Gran Turismo

i rode it for a few rides as 700 x 38 and have now been trying it out as a 650b conversion . itís a...
11-23-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By brooklyn_bike

i had a few broken spokes recently on my cargo...

i had a few broken spokes recently on my cargo bike with disc brakes . one at a time over some weeks both drive side and non drive side on the rear wheel . my symptom was also spokes breaking mid...
10-11-21, 12:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,756
Posted By brooklyn_bike

small zipties work great for this

small zipties work great for this
09-28-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,163
Posted By brooklyn_bike

my friend krishna is having a bike swap in NE...

my friend krishna is having a bike swap in NE portland Saturday October 16th 12pm - 3pm. 5235 NE Sandy Blvd at the food truck pod. here's the info let me know if you want to sell and i'll get you in...
08-12-21, 01:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 653
Posted By brooklyn_bike

looks like they have split versions too for...

looks like they have split versions too for easier brake cable removal:...
08-12-21, 01:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 653
Posted By brooklyn_bike

i'm not positive but would these Jagwire Cable...

i'm not positive but would these Jagwire Cable Guide Stoppers work for what you're describing? one in the front and rear brake cable housing guide with bare brake cable in between?
...
07-02-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,137
Posted By brooklyn_bike

wonder if you'd want to be able to remove lower...

wonder if you'd want to be able to remove lower cup later if it makes sense to apply a thin layer of Loctite or JBWeld to the inside of the headtube and allow it to dry / cure giving you a slightly...
06-29-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,783
Posted By brooklyn_bike

i'm wondering if there's a way to make a down and...

i'm wondering if there's a way to make a down and dirty DIY version of the campy / VAR fixed cup tool . if there's some hardware that could be put together that works similar (captures the fixed cup...
06-15-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,935
Posted By brooklyn_bike

when i lived in brooklyn my friend had his brake...

when i lived in brooklyn my friend had his brake pads stolen one day
05-20-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By brooklyn_bike

Kool Stop brake pads smooth post cantilever options ?

hello quick question : i have several 1980s era bicycles that use basic shimano cantilever brakes. i've been using these Kool Stop Salmon smooth posts and braking is good
...
05-11-21, 10:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,163
Posted By brooklyn_bike

^ just curious the location / time info for this...

^ just curious the location / time info for this years Seattle swap? thanks
05-11-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,163
Posted By brooklyn_bike

sounds like a great idea ! used to be a few swaps...

sounds like a great idea ! used to be a few swaps a year in PDX before pandemic . not sure i have enough to sell but definitely would buy some parts . there used to be a decent sized swap at Portland...
05-04-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,838
Posted By brooklyn_bike

they really are wonderful riding bicycles with...

they really are wonderful riding bicycles with terrific craftsmanship. i've built up and ridden several dozen high end european and japanese frames over the years just for fun and curiosity. i've...
04-17-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,065
Posted By brooklyn_bike

https://youtu.be/lar7mIMmTRE

https://youtu.be/lar7mIMmTRE
03-15-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 849
Posted By brooklyn_bike

sure do : we use a Bullitt cargo bike for hauling...

sure do : we use a Bullitt cargo bike for hauling stuff and the kid rides an Islabikes 20" sometimes we strap the kids bike to the cargo bike.
...
03-14-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 849
Posted By brooklyn_bike

The 7 year C&V update : Bridgestones, 650b Portage, 3Rensho

hello C&V it's been 7 years : i had a kid, sold most of my bikes before moving from brooklyn to portland OR . been slowly building back up the stable of bikes . included are : 1993 Bridgestone XO-2,...
03-08-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By brooklyn_bike

here's the specs from the 1994 bridgestone...

here's the specs from the 1994 bridgestone catalog. looks like a 69.9 cm stand over = 27.5 inches. you can't switch to smaller wheels with cantilever brakes . my wife has a similar bike 1992 XO-2 but...
01-26-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,415
Posted By brooklyn_bike

yes it'll work. you might find the shift lever...

yes it'll work. you might find the shift lever pull angle to be a bit further back than usual. i have almost the same setup on a colnago : super record rear derailleur / simplex retrofriction...
01-18-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,318
Posted By brooklyn_bike

you'll need a fairly specific clamp-on band...

you'll need a fairly specific clamp-on band shimano shifter if you want indexed shifting. look carefully at the photo: you'll want the one with the notches cut out near the band or clamp - this...
Forum: Touring
01-11-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 829
Posted By brooklyn_bike

should be no problem if rack is steel. that's...

should be no problem if rack is steel. that's roughy 7mm per side you're bring it in. once you've got it installed and see how it looks : post a photo if you get a minute
07-05-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,064
Posted By brooklyn_bike

i'll take a guess your frame is roughly mid...

i'll take a guess your frame is roughly mid 1980s. i have a similar era 3resnho frame in blue. came with full campy super record. switched it to suntour superbe group and just recently switched again...
10-20-15, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,317
Posted By brooklyn_bike

I've had many a bike go through my hands with...

I've had many a bike go through my hands with that particular headset : regular ol headset wrench plus big ol adjustable wrench works just fine.
01-03-15, 06:36 PM
08-15-14, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,071
Posted By brooklyn_bike

a quick down and dirty way to check: you can wrap...

a quick down and dirty way to check: you can wrap a few mm (layers) of thick tape on one area of existing skinnier tires and spin to see if there's rubbing anywhere
06-29-14, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,277
Posted By brooklyn_bike

100% aluminum: i've had three bikes with the...

100% aluminum: i've had three bikes with the exact same rims
04-25-14, 07:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,187
Posted By brooklyn_bike

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(b)
03-26-14, 08:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,630
Posted By brooklyn_bike

also tried park's glueless with mixed results. i...

also tried park's glueless with mixed results. i store up a handful of tubes and patch them all at once. glueless failed way more often than regular patches. same amount of prep and buffing etc...
03-10-14, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 594
Posted By brooklyn_bike

shipping multiple bicycles cross country?

moving the family out to portland from NYC in the near future. thinking of using those shipping cubes and heard they're banged around quite a bit in transit. anyone like a specific shipping method...
Forum: Touring
01-27-14, 07:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,225
Posted By brooklyn_bike

i've used all three: topeak morph, various frame...

i've used all three: topeak morph, various frame pumps and lezyne micro floor drive. when you go on group rides and tours you see just about every inflation device.

lezyne micro floor drive is the...
01-15-14, 03:37 PM
Replies: 68,805
Views: 11,102,786
Posted By brooklyn_bike

i especially like the huge crate of Depends...

i especially like the huge crate of Depends Undergarments in the foreground. maybe get an all for one low price discount if you're lucky?
01-10-14, 09:51 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 12,570
Posted By brooklyn_bike

i guess treks and cannondales which is too bad...

i guess treks and cannondales which is too bad since my friends ride a quite a few.

not on the level of loathe but dislike for many of the frames i've seen. some are fairly hideous up close.
01-09-14, 09:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,770
Posted By brooklyn_bike

sorry to jump in: HillRider do you know if that...

sorry to jump in: HillRider do you know if that crown race is compatible with a dura ace 7410 series headset? i have one that came with a bike but just the crown race is buggered so headset doesn't...
01-05-14, 09:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,375
Posted By brooklyn_bike

i've got the exact same frame i picked up some...

i've got the exact same frame i picked up some months ago. came bare without even a HS or BB. i've been slowly collecting dura ace 7400 bits to build as well. getting close!
12-31-13, 08:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,053
Posted By brooklyn_bike

i agree try the freeze off: broke free a super...

i agree try the freeze off: broke free a super stuck seatpost outta my friends bob jackson using freeze on the seatpost and boiling water on the seattube several times + spraying liquid wrench /...
12-30-13, 08:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,401
Posted By brooklyn_bike

one small detail i'd mention: the lugs around the...

one small detail i'd mention: the lugs around the headtube look like a 610 to me for some reason. and possibly the lack of bottle cage braze ons on the seattube.

i happen to have owned a 1984 610...
12-01-13, 09:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,422
Posted By brooklyn_bike

note technique at 2:22 ...

note technique at 2:22

http://youtu.be/EXaV_QsBO6g
08-28-13, 12:43 PM
Replies: 68,805
Views: 11,102,786
Posted By brooklyn_bike

^ looks like it could be Suntour Sprint not SSP....

^ looks like it could be Suntour Sprint not SSP. still great stuff!
06-17-13, 08:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,411
Posted By brooklyn_bike

my miyata 1000 has the same hubs. just replaced...

my miyata 1000 has the same hubs. just replaced the bearings. the size was 6001 for front and rear. as unworthy1 mentioned: the series number was printed on the side of the seals.
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