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01-17-23, 12:23 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,289
Posted By degan

I've done this a couple times either because I...

I've done this a couple times either because I was a little to eager stretching the tape and ripped it or I could only find medium sized usable chunks of bar tape from the bin at the co-op. Seemed to...
01-13-23, 11:37 PM
Replies: 5,596
Views: 587,487
Posted By degan

ISO early campy ergo group. 8 speed, give or...

ISO early campy ergo group. 8 speed, give or take. Must include brifters/FD/RD. Brakes/HS a plus. Wheelset only if you're in the SF Bay area and can meet. Still early in the build, so the exact group...
10-19-22, 09:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 820
Posted By degan

I've had them on a few bikes. Roller cams and...

I've had them on a few bikes. Roller cams and U-brakes have a lot of similarities. They both have a tendency to allow debris to interfere with braking, especially if they're on the underside of the...
07-22-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 74,121
Views: 12,052,195
Posted By degan

Earlyish Trek w/531 located north of SF for $150....

Earlyish Trek w/531 located north of SF for $150. (https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/bik/d/santa-rosa-trek-vintage-road-bike/7500440651.html)
06-16-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,521
Posted By degan

It's possible but obviously you aren't going to...

It's possible but obviously you aren't going to have leverage of the rim to spin it off. What I would do is to use wood blocks with a cutout just big enough for the hub to hold it in a vice and try...
06-15-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 152,749
Posted By degan

Just picked this up. I can't decide what i want...

Just picked this up. I can't decide what i want to do with it, as it's going to be a keeper. Either leave the 6s 105 group, get the best from the era (either DA or possibly campy), do a light...
06-13-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 854
Views: 211,332
Posted By degan

I told myself I had enough road bikes, but you...

I told myself I had enough road bikes, but you know, n+1 and all. If it had been a different paint scheme I probably wouldn't have bit so hard. Not sure of the exact year yet, but obviously mid-80s ...
06-06-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 785
Posted By degan

So are are you able to get good solid pressure on...

So are are you able to get good solid pressure on the rim from the brakes and it's just pushing through them or is it not getting the clamping power needed to squeeze the rim? If it's the former then...
06-04-22, 11:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 941
Posted By degan

Stingrays are neat but the cult following is...

Stingrays are neat but the cult following is insane. I recently liquidated a bunch of vintage Schwinn stuff and it was like people were throwing their money at me if it was stingray related. Stuff...
05-30-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7,402
Views: 3,388,021
Posted By degan

I knew they made some nice bikes at the end but I...

I knew they made some nice bikes at the end but I didn't know this existed until I found it. I also have a Mongoose ATB Pro from the mid-80s, one of their early tries at a 26" mtb, that somewhere in...
05-25-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,243
Posted By degan

I had a SS S/P. Had a friend sandblast and paint...

I had a SS S/P. Had a friend sandblast and paint it and it came out horribly. Didn't effect the ride, though, which was smooth and comfortable. I could ride that bike with no handlebars for miles....
05-25-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,547
Posted By degan

Do whatever keeps you on the bike and doesn't...

Do whatever keeps you on the bike and doesn't involve a hack saw or Dremel. If it's some sort of rare or special bike that is otherwise original, maybe keep the parts so you can make it original...
05-23-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7,402
Views: 3,388,021
Posted By degan

I've been riding it around in this iteration for...

I've been riding it around in this iteration for a while so don't mind the dirt. I'm actually surprised about how well those tires roll....
05-23-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 15,015
Views: 3,688,032
Posted By degan

I just started work at a co-op. Some of the...

I just started work at a co-op. Some of the things I see destroyed for some reason or another is astonishing. I pulled this out of a truck headed to the scrap yard who thought they stop by the co-op...
02-18-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By degan

Oof, autocorrect. Let me make sure: spines. PHEW....

Oof, autocorrect. Let me make sure: spines. PHEW. Yep, I definitely types the L and it took it out for me. I guess my phone assumes this is just another of my many spine conversations.
02-18-22, 01:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By degan

More info: it's a matching DT Swiss wheelset so...

More info: it's a matching DT Swiss wheelset so I'd prefer not to just toss the whole wheel, though I hadn't thought of cassette hub availability as an issue until now. The cassette itself was tight,...
02-17-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By degan

Cassette hub too far gone?

When I got the wheelset there was a little play from a loose nut on the rear wheel so I removed the cassette to examine it and found this. A gouge on every spindle edge and the tops of every spindle...
12-14-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 5,596
Views: 587,487
Posted By degan

ISO a Shimano 9-speed DT shifter. Ok with most...

ISO a Shimano 9-speed DT shifter. Ok with most anything non-DA, otherwise not picky. Don't need FD shifter.
ISO two aero brake levers. A disc front and V-brake rear, or possibly the adapters that...
11-28-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,756
Posted By degan

Yeah, I had a Specialized Expedition...from 2012....

Yeah, I had a Specialized Expedition...from 2012. :twitchy:
11-28-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 925
Posted By degan

Are we talking the most produced make/model or...

Are we talking the most produced make/model or the frame that has been produced the most number of times? I would think whatever frame Giant produced and sold to other companies to put their badge on...
11-26-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,830
Posted By degan

Interesting to go with one brake, and doubly...

Interesting to go with one brake, and doubly interesting to go with the brake on the rear.
11-23-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,422
Posted By degan

Not to beat the powercoat horse anymore, but I...

Not to beat the powercoat horse anymore, but I did find out that it was significantly more expensive to have a bike shop powder coat a frame I had as compared to a shop that does a lot of auto parts...
11-21-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By degan

A couple wild thoughts. Some sort of oilyness or...

A couple wild thoughts. Some sort of oilyness or coating on the rim as a result of the production process that either needs to be cleaned off with rubbing alcohol if its oil, or the rims need to be...
11-21-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By degan

Have you thought of a recumbent? About as little...

Have you thought of a recumbent? About as little stress on that area as you can get on a bike, though I've never seen one on a trainer so I don't know how that would go.
11-20-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 881
Posted By degan

Those are some of the luggiest lugs that have...

Those are some of the luggiest lugs that have ever lugged.
11-20-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By degan

The brake bridge looks like a Scott MTB I have...

The brake bridge looks like a Scott MTB I have but now that I go and look at it, the stays of mine join the seat tube below the seatpost binder bolts, not as part of it. Looks like a nice frame...
11-20-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By degan

Bar end shifters index up to 12 speed for TT...

Bar end shifters index up to 12 speed for TT bikes and whatnot. I'm not sure about the most modern Shimano bar end shifters, but earlier ones that I've had were pretty much just a pod with a DT...
11-19-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By degan

Whats the issue?

Whats the issue?
11-19-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,159
Posted By degan

Nice bike. Looking at the map on that ad makes me...

Nice bike. Looking at the map on that ad makes me glad I don't live Florida.
11-19-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By degan

Its the wingnuts.

Its the wingnuts.
11-19-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 950
Posted By degan

If it were me they'd find that hunk of Shimano...

If it were me they'd find that hunk of Shimano junk one morning underneath their biggest window with a bunch of glass around it. They knew what they were doing and I'm sure you weren't the only one...
11-19-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,299
Posted By degan

I have no problem with any level of tech on any...

I have no problem with any level of tech on any sort of C&V bike, the part just has to have the right milieu. For example, a wheel with a cassette hub on a C&V bike can work because we all know there...
11-19-21, 03:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 223
Posted By degan

NOS Sachs SC-40 chain (X2)

Selling a pair of NOS SACHS SC-40 chain in black. 116 links in each. Labeled as chains for early indexing systems. Shop stickers indicate they're from around 03/1995. Chains are good and clean with...
11-19-21, 12:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,323
Posted By degan

No, those were taken on an android then cropped...

No, those were taken on an android then cropped and put together in paint and saved, correctly oriented, on my computer before uploading. There are a mix of portrait and landscape images in the pics...
11-18-21, 11:59 PM
Replies: 15,015
Views: 3,688,032
Posted By degan

Its an interesting group. I've never had trigger...

Its an interesting group. I've never had trigger shifters like that from Suntour pass through my hands before. The only problem is that the RD has a steel cage as well as a few other touches that...
11-18-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,323
Posted By degan

Well, got a lot of interest, but nobody has...

Well, got a lot of interest, but nobody has pulled the trigger yet. I decided to bust out a little polishing compound and took a few better pics to show just how deep and sparkly blue the paint...
11-18-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,631
Posted By degan

I mean, I guess if you're just trying to maximize...

I mean, I guess if you're just trying to maximize usefulness and you don't have the resources for an alternative it works, but I think this guy is doing it not out of necessity but to be real neato.
11-18-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,159
Posted By degan

Picked up these two for less then $500 total. A...

Picked up these two for less then $500 total. A Mongoose Pro Titanium and an AIrborne Lucky Strike. The Mongoose had a bomber fork and Saint crankset when I picked it up. The Airborne is gone now and...
11-15-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 708,620
Posted By degan

Got a 24" (~61CM) 1982 Trek 613 that can be seen...

Got a 24" (~61CM) 1982 Trek 613 that can be seen here. (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-sales/1241670-1982-trek-613-24-a.html) Looking for a honeycomb dropout Gitane in the 55-58CM range...
11-15-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 810
Posted By degan

Good looking rig, looks like it would make an...

Good looking rig, looks like it would make an awesome touring monster. I like the roadish looking lugs. I have a couple similar era MTBs that lack lugs, I'm jealous.
11-15-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 641
Views: 235,549
Posted By degan

Mine is a non-Pro and has shift cables on the...

Mine is a non-Pro and has shift cables on the downtube, thus a 1990. Also found it in the 1990 catalog.
11-15-21, 05:08 AM
Replies: 15,015
Views: 3,688,032
Posted By degan

Just picked up a Schwinn Impact MOS for about the...

Just picked up a Schwinn Impact MOS for about the cost of one of the tires on it. Same frame as the Impact Pro MOS, just a "lower" Suntour XCT Accushift 3x7 group vs Shimano 300LX on the Pro....
11-15-21, 02:22 AM
Replies: 641
Views: 235,549
Posted By degan

Just picked up a Schwinn Impact #GS023606. If the...

Just picked up a Schwinn Impact #GS023606. If the Giant serial number system continued into the 90s then this appears to be from the 19th fortnight of 1990.
11-15-21, 01:40 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 42,043
Posted By degan

I started my account while I was in college and...

I started my account while I was in college and for ease I just used the same dumb email/username issued to me by my school. A combo of my last name and first initial. Yawn. If I were to do make up a...
11-15-21, 01:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 589
Posted By degan

I would start by sliding the brake pad posts out...

I would start by sliding the brake pad posts out a few MM. It seems as though they are as far in as possible and I don't believe they need to be. That should close the gap some.
Replies: 28
Views: 2,133
Posted By degan

Can we stick to ID/appraisal please? It seems...

Can we stick to ID/appraisal please? It seems weird to try to impart our own sentimentality into someone else. We don't know whats important for this person and their dad. Maybe it just hung in the...
11-11-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,051
Posted By degan

I resist bargains that are completely out of my...

I resist bargains that are completely out of my wheelhouse, even if I can tell its a good bike. I have a few friends in town I call from time to time to give them a heads up on a good deal on an old...
11-10-21, 12:31 AM
11-10-21, 12:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,114
Posted By degan

Yeah I was making a joke.

Yeah I was making a joke.
11-09-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,114
Posted By degan

Just don't get too crazy otherwise the post will...

Just don't get too crazy otherwise the post will be too small afterwords.
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