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09-26-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,011
Posted By vespasianus

Unless you stopped at some point to smoke weed on...

Unless you stopped at some point to smoke weed on the side of a road, it is not a real ride.
09-26-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 385
Posted By JohnDThompson

This is what to look for:

This is what to look for:
09-25-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,152
Posted By indyfabz

If your bike were nice looking you would not be...

If your bike were nice looking you would not be considering defiling it. Here’s a suggestion: Ride it and use situational awareness.
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By nesteel

Figure out the worth of the parts. Having the...

Figure out the worth of the parts. Having the frame fixed and refinished makes it a total loser, if it even can be done remotely affordable. Which it likely cant.
09-25-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 249
Posted By cxwrench

Corrosion, nothing more, nothing less.

Corrosion, nothing more, nothing less.
09-25-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 252
Posted By Chuck M

I'm willing to bet that the OP probably came...

I'm willing to bet that the OP probably came across Bike Forums after trying to google what pedal he has. In this case a polite suggestion to do a google image search of Shimano pedals would have...
09-24-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 900
Posted By cxwrench

You'd be wrong. A mechanical brake can go from...

You'd be wrong. A mechanical brake can go from very strong to completely useless in less than half an inch of cable pull. You can trust me on this one, that arm has to start in the fully relaxed/back...
09-20-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 503
Posted By cxwrench

Braking power is always limited by the available...

Braking power is always limited by the available traction. Think about that.
09-16-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 797
Posted By pepperbelly

I talked to my local wheel builder this morning....

I talked to my local wheel builder this morning. He said he wouldn’t be comfortable rebuilding this wheel. He really doesn’t like there being 20 spokes on one side and 10 on the other.
I am just...
09-16-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 797
Posted By urbanknight

While I'm inclined to agree with ditching this...

While I'm inclined to agree with ditching this strange wheel for something with more spokes and a stronger rim, where do you find prices that low? Most quality rims go for well over $50 today, double...
09-14-22, 11:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,707
Posted By venturi95

I now have two people on my ignore list.

I now have two people on my ignore list.
09-14-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,707
Posted By 3alarmer

...the place in question in this thread has been...

...the place in question in this thread has been around, in San Francisco, doing a pretty good job of serving the higher end, classic bicycle community almost forever. I have a 60's Frejus that was...
09-13-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 973
Posted By Koyote

This will be a high quality thread.

This will be a high quality thread.
09-11-22, 02:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 953
Posted By miamijim

Ummm….we’re talking bikes not Airplanes. ...

Ummm….we’re talking bikes not Airplanes. Different applications have different requirements. I’ve installed tens of thousand of cables. SS for the win every time.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,263
Posted By WhyFi

Kudos for giving it a try and, by all means, ride...

Kudos for giving it a try and, by all means, ride the gear you want to ride, but let's not blame the pedals for the failure to anticipate and execute those downshifts.
09-09-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 912
Posted By tyrion

I just use 2 layers of tape. Or you can get thick...

I just use 2 layers of tape. Or you can get thick tape like Lizard Skins. There are tons of thick tape options these days.
09-08-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 110
Posted By Maytag

Mongoose Mangusta

Hi guys, saved another one from the heap of "not so desirable" since I am a fan of the ugly ducklings. It is complete, my size and if nothing else it will be on my trainer or a parts donor for other...
09-08-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 848
Posted By 79pmooney

Not much more needs to be said. They could be...

Not much more needs to be said. They could be repaired with a metal machined sleeve (bike mechanic with machine tools and skills) or perhaps with a simple fix (clever bike mechanic) or the bike...
09-08-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 537
Posted By 2_i

In my experience, the party at fault in delayed...

In my experience, the party at fault in delayed delivery has been more often USPS than not. The item lies there at the airport, past the customs, and USPS does not pick it up for 2 weeks or more. ...
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By wrk101

If someone gave me that bike, it would go...

If someone gave me that bike, it would go straight to the co-op. I just don't have the time, or $$ to work on the entry level stuff. It costs the same $$ in consumables, and same hours of time, to...
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By wrk101

Steel rims, stem shifters, steel crankset, steel...

Steel rims, stem shifters, steel crankset, steel handlebars, steel seat post, no down tube shifter braze ons = entry level.

Yes, this appears to be a Mistral, just a really low end one, based on...
09-08-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By zookster

1987(?) Schwinn High Sierra

Picked up this High Sierra last night. Going by T-Mar's Asian Serial Number guide I think it is a 1987 made by Giant in Taiwan. I am curious about the difference between the head badge number and the...
09-06-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,290
Posted By gugie

Nice braze work, but this guy better add a bit...

Nice braze work, but this guy better add a bit between the chain and seat stays to triangulate the disc brake

stolen from the interwebs (https://www.ticycles.com/retrofit-disc-brake-conversion):
...
09-05-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,073
Posted By Polaris OBark

Anyone who wouldn't disclose the existence of...

Anyone who wouldn't disclose the existence of that crack prior to sale is a crook, ipso facto. Ask for your money back. If he refuses, think about small claims court.

Putting any more time or...
09-05-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,073
Posted By roadcrankr

I find that highly unlikely. The Chris King is...

I find that highly unlikely. The Chris King is made from aluminum, which is way softer than titanium.
And King stuff is very precise. That seller already has zero credibility. Why start believing...
09-05-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,073
Posted By wolfchild

The bike has a cracked headtube and you're going...

The bike has a cracked headtube and you're going to ride it hard ?...Very bad idea.
08-31-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 700
Posted By top506

So I wanted an old French tandem....

...and for my sins I got one.
Listing on CL said it was a Gitane. One look at told me it was a nicer bike than any Gitane tandem I'd ever seen. I don't argue during a negotiation, so it came home.
...
08-31-22, 03:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 322
Posted By JoeTBM

We agree with other posters that friction is the...

We agree with other posters that friction is the way to go.

Those red/black twist shifters are really almost a friction type as the cable pull between clicks are small. Here is another vendor for...
08-29-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,118
Posted By squirtdad

I hate to break the news to you, but there will...

I hate to break the news to you, but there will not be a cheaper solution, I would take the discount. you might be able to recoup some of the loss by taking the parts of the damaged bike and...
08-29-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If it shifts fine, enjoy a bit of extra clearance...

If it shifts fine, enjoy a bit of extra clearance from the spokes.
08-29-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 220
Posted By HillRider

+1 Either grind or file off the excess length or...

+1 Either grind or file off the excess length or install spacer washers between the pedal threads and the outside faces of the crank arms.
08-27-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 12,444
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Bottled soda. Now there is a waste of money.

Bottled soda. Now there is a waste of money.
08-27-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 12,444
Posted By 70sSanO

Internet. John

Internet.

John
08-25-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,388
Posted By Koyote

You get what you pay for.

You get what you pay for.
08-25-22, 04:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By Doug Fattic

I'm looking forward to you taking my...

I'm looking forward to you taking my framebuiilding class! I've been teaching them for 46 years. You can do as much or as little as you want to turn those lugs and shell into a real frame. What you...
08-25-22, 02:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 591
Posted By delbiker1

That set of wheels, IMO, is not going to make...

That set of wheels, IMO, is not going to make your bike more likely to be stolen.
08-24-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,371
Posted By Pratt

Ray of Sunshine Department: The bike/ATV/snow...

Ray of Sunshine Department:
The bike/ATV/snow machine trails around here (Vermont and New Hampshire) are pristine. Where they go through a small town, there are often little nests of empty beer...
08-24-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 297
Posted By Crankycrank

Yeah, I forgot for a minute that kids will...

Yeah, I forgot for a minute that kids will destroy anything.
08-22-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,448
Posted By Rolla

I understand your remorse, but as I get older...

I understand your remorse, but as I get older (and older), I'm increasingly less inclined to step into situations that I might have when I was younger. Call it cowardice or call it experience, but...
08-22-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,317
Posted By mstateglfr

Many frames have decals that advertise the...

Many frames have decals that advertise the material used and butting.
Really though, that says nothing.
- Double butted tubing is not inherently better or worse than triple butted tubing.
-...
08-20-22, 04:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 424
Posted By dedhed

Some people seem to think when building a new...

Some people seem to think when building a new bike from the frame up it's better to get all the proper parts rather than cludge together custom one off pieces to make incompatible parts "work"
08-19-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,328
Posted By Chilepines

We got ours from Co-Motion. Many other bullhorn...

We got ours from Co-Motion. Many other bullhorn bars are not wide enough to be out of the way of the pilot's butt. The Co-Motion are 46 cm.
08-19-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 198
Posted By dedhed

The yellow bike is likely a Shimano BB-6500 which...

The yellow bike is likely a Shimano BB-6500 which just has provision for an external as well as internal tool to remove the NDS cup but is not a lock ring....
08-14-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14,881
Views: 3,620,391
Posted By leftthread

Here you go. ...

Here you go.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/a3cce604_d9eb_4210_aab0_897add0e83a4_11e4ffbfecb8b9a081d8e7dbc62a3362a21de582.jpeg
08-13-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,470
Posted By Kai Winters

Possibly the shop ran into a problem selling...

Possibly the shop ran into a problem selling spokes to a customer that went badly and due to a likely a hole customer all customer's pay the price.
My shop has no problem selling 1 or more spokes....
08-13-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14,881
Views: 3,620,391
Posted By leftthread

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/cfcf4cdc_e793_4ed0_a6ae_f49f76865eb9_627166a4f4c95801ca36237dd0117f584fd7b057.jpeg

Box of bits from an estate sale, including this.
08-13-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 168
Posted By letenn

Free Large GT Backwoods Frame and Fork

Hello,

I have this GT Backwoods Frame and Fork. Free to a good home. Locals only...Phoenix Metro area. Wouldn't be worth shipping. I'm in West Goodyear. Fits 26" wheels. It's pretty large. ...
08-13-22, 05:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 583
Posted By alcjphil

actually, 700b aka 28 x 1 1/2 is not as obsolete...

actually, 700b aka 28 x 1 1/2 is not as obsolete as some seem to think. It is a tire size seen on roadster style bikes many of which are still being produced
example:...
08-10-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 95
Posted By alcjphil

You need a 1/8" chain to fit a 1/8" cog

You need a 1/8" chain to fit a 1/8" cog
08-09-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By merziac

Yep, I have Brooks on all my bikes and a dozen or...

Yep, I have Brooks on all my bikes and a dozen or so in stock. Here's a Ritchey with the same SP you're using and of course a Brooks, great minds and such. ;)

...
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