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11-25-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 904
Posted By majmt

Not epic. Not exotic. Not heroic. But.....pure...

Not epic. Not exotic. Not heroic. But.....pure magic. The eight-mile loop road through the East Saguaro National Park near Tucson during a full moon, after the road is closed, with no lights. I went...
11-24-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By Oldsledz

Vintage bike Science poster

I work as a Middle school custodian , the teaching is online due to covid right now so the teachers have been getting rid of things they no longer use. One of the Science teachers put this 1988...
11-23-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 904
Posted By mstateglfr

Best bike ride would actually be earlier this...

Best bike ride would actually be earlier this year when I did a solo gravel century loop.
Ridewithgps estimated the climb at like 40% of what it actually was, and wind was brutal.

It was the...
11-06-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 674
Posted By Roger M

To finish this thread, received the Miche...

To finish this thread, received the Miche cassette in the mail two days ago. It took less than two weeks to get here(PNW)from across the Atlantic. The total cost for the cassette, an 8 speed chain,...
11-06-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 735
Posted By randyjawa

In my book, the rim is done. Sorry to deliver...

In my book, the rim is done. Sorry to deliver such a negative opinion but safety is really high on my build list for any bike.

Question. Why are there so many threads showing on the spoke?
11-06-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,114
Posted By non-fixie

I wanted these for my tandem, and ended up having...

I wanted these for my tandem, and ended up having to buy another tandem to finally get them:
...
11-05-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,623
Posted By noglider

Ratios are useful only if you are comparing bikes...

Ratios are useful only if you are comparing bikes whose wheel diameters are the same. My 52/14 is very different from my friends, because I have 700c wheels and he has 20" wheels.

Not only that, I...
11-05-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,984
Posted By noglider

Saddle points down

I can think of three reasons to have a saddle pointing down.

1. You unknowingly raised your saddle too high and need to point it down to effectively lower it. This is the most common reason. You...
11-02-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 17,579
Posted By polymorphself

I don’t have a grey bike but here is my friends...

I don’t have a grey bike but here is my friends 1987 Trek 520 that I helped her out with. Definitely an overlooked and understated model in the later trek touring lineup.

531 main tubes, long...
11-01-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,105
Posted By Iride01

You'll get all sorts of viewpoints on this. No...

You'll get all sorts of viewpoints on this. No matter which you choose, it'll work. What's closer to you right now without having to move, oil or grease? Use that one.
11-01-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3,787
Views: 340,261
Posted By Markeologist

Been “correcting” my recently acquired late 70’s...

Been “correcting” my recently acquired late 70’s Ritchey Palo Alto tandem. I guess a previous owner had wanted a triple so they had put a later Specialized triple crankset on the stoker drive side...
11-01-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By SpeedofLite

50 Years Ago: November 1970 in Bicycling! magazine

Included articles are:

"Sunny Side Up" - observations of the US by a writer for the English magazine "Cycling".
"Amish Bikeway" - east of Cleveland, OH
"Cycling News" - short news items from the...
11-01-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 867
Posted By Narhay

Winter is coming

If my Strava data over the past couple years is any indicator the biking season here (or at least my tolerance for it) looks to be coming to an end in the next few weeks. Next week is supposed to be...
10-31-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 548
Posted By Bianchigirll

Not on older frames with horizontal dropouts...

Not on older frames with horizontal dropouts especially the longer style more common before the late '70s



https://www.slowtwitch.com/articles/images/0/62550-largest_Sheldon_dropouts.jpg
10-31-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,794
Posted By Cougrrcj

That'd work for the STREETS of thunder bay,...

That'd work for the STREETS of thunder bay, lol...

My younger sister's birthday is July 22, and when our family was on vacation out west, we'd make sure we were somewhere in the mountains so we...
10-30-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,433
Posted By Kilroy1988

I just want to know why that artist left the...

I just want to know why that artist left the shadow of his speech bubble out.
10-30-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 478
Posted By Salamandrine

Yeah, that is true. If the adjustable cup stays...

Yeah, that is true. If the adjustable cup stays put that's what happens. OTOH, if the lockring drags the cup along with it when it's tightened down, it will more likely tighten. I didn't want to...
10-30-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 478
Posted By Salamandrine

Stop. Before you do anything at all, learn to...

Stop. Before you do anything at all, learn to adjust the bottom bracket bearings. Play in itself is an adjustment and nothing more. Leave the cranks on. Loosen the adjustable lock ring on the non...
10-29-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,794
Posted By iab

Entertaining thread, thanks to everyone. My...

Entertaining thread, thanks to everyone.

My .02. **** happens. While one can be frustrated in the moment, after some time, that frustration goes away. I have taught myself to cut that time way...
10-29-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,794
Posted By RobbieTunes

Perhaps this can help explain it.: The US...

Perhaps this can help explain it.:

The US Postal System was so good for so long, we now consider it more than it actually is. People took our mail and delivered our mail and while they were...
10-26-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 712
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yes, correct and even tension is the secret. I...

Yes, correct and even tension is the secret. I bought the meter before I built my first wheel. One has to sufficiently stretch the spoke. Thus lighter spokes can last longer than heavy spokes, the...
10-26-20, 09:58 PM
10-25-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 585
Posted By jiangshi

The cups are interchangeable between Italian and...

The cups are interchangeable between Italian and British.
10-25-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,722
Posted By Wildwood

Wow! CoVid fever?. Steroids supposedly help.

Wow!
CoVid fever?.
Steroids supposedly help.
10-10-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By Iride01

For 1. I don't know what to say except I don't...

For 1. I don't know what to say except I don't know. If I had it in my hands, and could look at it with a magnifier, I would form an opinion if that was my fork for my use. But I can't do that for...
10-10-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,094
Posted By curbtender

If your shifting is working proper, then cable...

If your shifting is working proper, then cable replacement is all you need.
10-09-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,896
Posted By hokiefyd

I like that way of thinking. Big-big doesn't...

I like that way of thinking. Big-big doesn't need any chain storage, and could be setup to be truly straight through the derailleur. Wrap is to store excess chain given up by the drivetrain so the...
10-08-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,896
Posted By jamesdak

No, no, no, no. That's not what I meant at all. ...

No, no, no, no. That's not what I meant at all. This is both informative and entertaining while not being confrontational. I'm truly enjoying it.

Sorry if I confused folks. I do have a way...
10-08-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,896
Posted By droppedandlost

Do you size the chain differently with larger...

Do you size the chain differently with larger pulleys? Big-big +2 seems RD independent. Seems like a bit more wrap to me.
10-08-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,896
Posted By hokiefyd

To follow up, the 10/10 model physically consumes...

To follow up, the 10/10 model physically consumes about 7 inches of chain (that's 7 outer links and 7 inner links...almost starting on the 8th outer link). The 13/15 model physically consumes about 9...
10-08-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,896
Posted By hokiefyd

I made a little model using a derailleur cage and...

I made a little model using a derailleur cage and some pulleys I have laying around. I traced an outline of the cage and entering and exiting chain line, and marked a "start" and "end" point from...
10-08-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,896
Posted By nomadmax

I'm standing fast on it won't increase total...

I'm standing fast on it won't increase total capacity.
10-08-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 552
Posted By noglider

That theory makes sense. Have you seen it in...

That theory makes sense. Have you seen it in practice? As John von Neumann said, "In theory, there's no difference between theory and practice, but in practice there is." ;)
10-07-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,234
Posted By Salamandrine

Yeah, blue loctite is just gummy sticky stuff...

Yeah, blue loctite is just gummy sticky stuff that impedes loosening. You will still be able to adjust the D ring. If it's not organic enough for you, boiled linseed oil works.

FWIW I've never...
10-05-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,611
Posted By bwebel

Does anyone know if there are finned pads for the...

Does anyone know if there are finned pads for the Hope RX4s? I didn't see them on the website.

thanks,
Replies: 33
Views: 1,457
Posted By pcb

Yeah, I dunno. Looks like a pretty significant...

Yeah, I dunno. Looks like a pretty significant amount of bent tube there, both top-/downtube---took a pretty decent front-end hit. If that big missing patch of paint on the drive side is from the...
10-01-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By dedhed

You can try a washer under the lever but likely...

You can try a washer under the lever but likely you have bigger issues like needing a new bolt/lever like this.
...
09-29-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,342
Posted By rustystrings61

I like it that ultimately there is a solution...

I like it that ultimately there is a solution that is as gracious and graceful for all involved as can be reached after this problem. I am also eager to see the repair story as it unfolds. I...
09-28-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,342
Posted By ShannonM

Glad to hear that they are going to make it...

Glad to hear that they are going to make it right. That's how these things should go, from both sides of the shop counter. You weren't a jerk, they weren't jerks, you came back with evidence that...
09-28-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,342
Posted By sheddle

I'd like to thank everyone for the help- after...

I'd like to thank everyone for the help- after speaking with the shop again, I consider the issue resolved, and the shop has agreed to cover the repair costs.
09-26-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,029
Posted By SurferRosa

One less word: yuck. :D

One less word: yuck.

:D
09-25-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,352
Posted By merziac

Here's a DYI setup that I use every time, works...

Here's a DYI setup that I use every time, works every time, never failed or damaged any parts, tools, paint, frames or flesh, ever. ;)

Yes its set up going the wrong way but you get the idea.

I...
09-25-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,029
Posted By Road Fan

In my opinion, the point of the screws is to make...

In my opinion, the point of the screws is to make sure the rear wheel can be easily installed into its correct position and orientation. One reason is for alignment. The screw positions were set up...
09-24-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,274
Posted By RobbieTunes

I think they still are...not sure I was what they...

I think they still are...not sure I was what they wanted, but I met their needs at the time. Expendable, with enthusiasm.
09-23-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,029
Posted By Mad Honk

So the springs are actually compression springs...

So the springs are actually compression springs to hold the adjuster screw in place. They need to be compressed a bit to work correctly, but they also allow for movement of the screws for small...
09-23-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,274
Posted By iab

Doing something the second time is rarely as...

Doing something the second time is rarely as memorable as the first.

I tried it. I liked it. But there is so much more new to try, more than I can do in a lifetime.
09-23-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,980
Posted By ThermionicScott

I think I read that Jobst also tried C-Record for...

I think I read that Jobst also tried C-Record for a hot minute, but they got pedal eye failures so quickly he had to switch to something else. Maybe that was in between NR/SR and Dura Ace?

To your...
09-23-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,029
Posted By pcb

The upper-end Fujis back in the day were...

The upper-end Fujis back in the day were double-nutted, which made perfect sense to me, and then I didn't see any need for the spring. Unless I want a totally period-correct build, I've been using...
09-22-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,980
Posted By styggno1

The main “problem” is the user. Any part...

The main “problem” is the user.

Any part made of aluminium and that is under dynamic load will fail eventually. It has a lifespan depending on, among other things,...
09-21-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,870
Posted By 3alarmer

...I can't decide whether I am or not. :(

...I can't decide whether I am or not. :(
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