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05-31-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 159
Posted By dedhed

More important Rule of thumb - make sure it's...

More important Rule of thumb - make sure it's long enough in the big/big so you don't rip your derailleur apart and stuff it into your wheel.
05-31-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,707
Posted By dedhed

I suspected a quality mechanical repair wouldn't...

I suspected a quality mechanical repair wouldn't be an issue.
If and when you get a replacement, it seems the repaired one can become a spare. Or... it just might last the life of the bike.
05-30-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 362
Posted By dedhed

Paying the bills. Start your own forum or buy a...

Paying the bills. Start your own forum or buy a premium membership
05-30-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By dedhed

Kind of how a full line manufacturer works. Sort...

Kind of how a full line manufacturer works. Sort of why Chevy makes a $15K Spark and a $100K Corvette.
Probably sell a heck of a lot more Tourney than Dura Ace. They're in business to make money,...
05-30-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 189
Posted By dedhed

You need a crank removal tool for your existing...

You need a crank removal tool for your existing crank, pedal wrench, socket for the bolts, correct tool for your existing BB, correct tool to install whatever BB you purchase.

The frame and...
05-29-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 361
Posted By dedhed

Heavier, lower quality, fit, and finish

Heavier, lower quality, fit, and finish
05-29-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,238
Posted By dedhed

Good way to get shot

Good way to get shot
05-28-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 455
Posted By dedhed

I'm seeing rim brakes and unless that grass is...

I'm seeing rim brakes and unless that grass is really sharp, the saddle is in no danger.
Their bike Their call.
05-27-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,707
Posted By dedhed

My TIG guy's famous line - "I wish you guys...

My TIG guy's famous line - "I wish you guys wouldn't try to do this stuff yourself before coming to me. Your attempts always make my job harder"
05-27-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,707
Posted By dedhed

I personally would have drilled & tapped it as...

I personally would have drilled & tapped it as well as glue. Or minimum wrapped it in wire embedded in glue on the outside as well. I suspect you won't be going far.
05-25-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 514
Posted By dedhed

If the hardware store doesn't have a tap, a...

If the hardware store doesn't have a tap, a fastener or industrial supply house should. Something along the lines of Fastenal or Grainger here.

Nice bike
05-24-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,007
Posted By dedhed

Because it's a cost effect "good enough" solution...

Because it's a cost effect "good enough" solution for a majority of people and their situation.
05-24-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 278
Posted By dedhed

Any fork with the correct steering tube...

Any fork with the correct steering tube size/type/length, rake/trail, axle to crown distance, dropout spacing, and brake mount should suffice.

Some of that info can be found in the catalog as well...
05-24-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 564
Posted By dedhed

Whenever I replace a chain I throw the old quick...

Whenever I replace a chain I throw the old quick link in my saddle bag.
05-23-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,578
Posted By dedhed

I often buy wear items at REI like tires, tubes,...

I often buy wear items at REI like tires, tubes, chains, cassettes, brakes, cables, BB etc. They're competitively priced, free ship to store if not in stock, plus the dividend.
I bought a crap load...
05-23-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 484
Posted By dedhed

Close enough especially given the slop of using a...

Close enough especially given the slop of using a hand drill.
Use cutting oil, tap straight, back in and out often
05-22-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 404
Posted By dedhed

Trim is in the shifter, not derailleur.

Trim is in the shifter, not derailleur.
05-21-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By dedhed

A new tube is cheaper than a pump

A new tube is cheaper than a pump
05-21-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,345
Posted By dedhed

Every time I ride in the wet/rain I hose the rims...

Every time I ride in the wet/rain I hose the rims off when I finish. The black, oily, gritty runoff is amazing. Then I use brake clean on a paper towel when they have dried.
I'll usually also clean...
05-18-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,077
Posted By dedhed

Exactly! If selling and the offer is too low -...

Exactly! If selling and the offer is too low - don't take it. If buying and the price is too high - don't buy it (or make an offer). It's really that simple. Some internet pricing guide won't change...
05-18-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,365
Posted By dedhed

Cheapness may be ugly to some, but some of us...

Cheapness may be ugly to some, but some of us wear frugality as badge. Living below our means assures we'll retire comfortably at an age where we can enjoy it and don't really care if someone thinks...
05-18-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,077
Posted By dedhed

Knowledge of their local market, customer base,...

Knowledge of their local market, customer base, and carrying cost.
I find BBB to worthless as far as prices as local market conditions really do matter.
05-17-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 810
Posted By dedhed

That's the size I should have linked. I use 1/16"...

That's the size I should have linked. I use 1/16" ferrules all the time on bike cables. I use the cut off SS ones for trailer hitch pin lanyards, hanging bird feeders etc.
05-17-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 810
Posted By dedhed

Stop over, I'll set you right up with a splice. ...

Stop over, I'll set you right up with a splice.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_2503_97a718645d6a4f94299042ae72d3b2dbe04a3f69.jpg
05-17-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 810
Posted By dedhed

My local hardware store stocks cable kits. ...

My local hardware store stocks cable kits.

https://www.acehardware.com/departments/outdoor-living/sporting-goods/bicycle-parts-and-accessories/8305336
05-17-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 392
Posted By dedhed

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/361558-...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/361558-retro-roadies-old-frames-sti-s-ergos.html
05-17-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 810
Posted By dedhed

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-1-8-in-Alumin...

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-1-8-in-Aluminum-Ferrule-and-Stop-Set-43254/205887928
05-17-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By dedhed

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/530402-...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/530402-wacky-world-craigslist-ebay-ads.html
05-17-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 832
Posted By dedhed

I've been a firm believer in teaching my children...

I've been a firm believer in teaching my children self sufficiency and life skills.
...
05-16-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 350
Posted By dedhed

My rule of thumb for things like this. Put on...

My rule of thumb for things like this.
Put on the new chain see what happens.
89 Trek - rear is likely a freewheel costs $15-25 to replace. Chainrings are very likely just fine. For under $50 you...
05-14-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 927
Posted By dedhed

Spell things wrong as people are poor spellers

Spell things wrong as people are poor spellers
05-14-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,023
Posted By dedhed

Gonna be a lot of lightly used bikes for sale in...

Gonna be a lot of lightly used bikes for sale in a year or so. I'd hold off on a new purchase if you can.
05-13-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,365
Posted By dedhed

A retail consumer shouldn't, or doesn't care,...

A retail consumer shouldn't, or doesn't care, whether their vendor is buying the item they want from QBP, Merry sales, SRAM directly, or Joe's Parts. They do care about their vendors pricing, and...
05-13-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 863
Posted By dedhed

In your dreams!

In your dreams!
05-12-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By dedhed

I believe that to be an either/or style freehub....

I believe that to be an either/or style freehub. Either the last cog holds on the cassette which requires 2 chainwhips (or 1 and other methods) or an internal lockring which needs 1 chainwhip and a...
05-11-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,350
Posted By dedhed

Some of you must be kinda new around here LOL

Some of you must be kinda new around here LOL
05-11-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,365
Posted By dedhed

Buy it from Ben's and support my local guys.

Buy it from Ben's and support my local guys.
05-10-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 751
Posted By dedhed

More modern than 2013? LOL

More modern than 2013? LOL
05-10-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 75,507
Posted By dedhed

You know you were replying to an almost 10 year...

You know you were replying to an almost 10 year old post?
05-09-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 602
Posted By dedhed

Before you take it apart put a dot on the stem...

Before you take it apart put a dot on the stem and headset with a sharpie and line them back up when you reinstall
05-06-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By dedhed

ANY 6-7-8 speed chain will be fine

ANY 6-7-8 speed chain will be fine
05-05-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,490
Posted By dedhed

No matter if you repair the existing wheel, or...

No matter if you repair the existing wheel, or replace it, the wheel will need to be properly tensioned by a competent wheel builder.
05-05-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 237
Posted By dedhed

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-NOS-Sova-Plated-A...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-NOS-Sova-Plated-Alloy-Butterfly-French-Bicycle-Wing-Nut-9-5-/121325979933
05-04-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By dedhed

curved washers or spacers. ...

curved washers or spacers.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Old-Stock-Brake-Caliper-Curved-Spacers-For-Non-Recessed-Mounting-Design/391971017968?hash=item5b434b14f0:g:TfYAAOxywXFSauOa
...
05-03-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 578
Posted By dedhed

Auto parts store for the big can.

Auto parts store for the big can.
05-03-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,647
Posted By dedhed

The Bell is OK and comes with the cage ...

The Bell is OK and comes with the cage

https://www.amazon.com/Bell-Universal-Water-Bottle-Cage/dp/B0030L4LRE
05-03-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 720
Posted By dedhed

Here is the problem with not starting a new...

Here is the problem with not starting a new thread for an issue on a completely different bike. Now we have 2 different issues on 2 different bikes intermingling in replies and creating confusion on...
05-01-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,267
Posted By dedhed

I know if you bungee a couple Weber gas grill...

I know if you bungee a couple Weber gas grill cast iron grates on top with one side pannier full of commuter stuff it affects your handling.

In general I don't really notice any affect normally.
04-30-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 495
Posted By dedhed

For $600 I could fly to France and buy a fork...

For $600 I could fly to France and buy a fork locally.
04-30-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By dedhed

That's why they make things like this. ...

That's why they make things like this.

https://www.caplugs.com/plugs
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