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05-10-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,688
Posted By caloso

A screenshot of my Strava from Sunday's Golden...

A screenshot of my Strava from Sunday's Golden State Race Series circuit race. This was the Masters 50+/60+ field, so by definition everyone in that race is eligible for AARP membership. I finished...
04-20-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 298
Posted By gululok

I started threading it a few turns, felt...

I started threading it a few turns, felt resistance, backed it out, saw that it's crossthreaded. I then futzed around for an hour cleaning off metal filings, scraping the threads with a screwdriver...
04-14-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,155
Posted By ericoseveins

I welded a cable end once just to see how easy it...

I welded a cable end once just to see how easy it was. My welder is lift-arc and it was annoying difficult to get my arc started because, you know, it's a flexible cable. I think I used the lowest...
04-14-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,155
Posted By mprince

I used to ride with a guy who crimped old spoke...

I used to ride with a guy who crimped old spoke nipples to the end of his cables.

Having said that, a drop of super glue can also hold the cut end together well.

However, I use the right part...
04-14-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,155
Posted By Iride01

I've gotten crimp ends from every bike shop in my...

I've gotten crimp ends from every bike shop in my area at one time or another. Some gave me a couple free since I was buying other things at the time. Another charged me a dollar for four. ...
04-06-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By SurferRosa

I assume this dark colored race revolves. Is that...

I assume this dark colored race revolves. Is that correct? Is it gritty? Personally, if this is a budget build, I would leave it in place under the assumption that I could push some grease under...
03-09-22, 05:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 950
Posted By GrainBrain

TA - I'm thinking a breakaway or reduced bunch...

TA - I'm thinking a breakaway or reduced bunch with this lumpy stage. Merlier again, but Sagan might pull something if there's a strong break. Mental note to pick Merlier more often.

PN it's been...
02-08-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By sdmc530

BB Help

So just starting my sons first road bike build. My second build so I am gonna need some help from the BF people who are smarter than I.

Anyways first issue I am confused on is I am doing a 1x...
01-31-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By veganbikes

You are unlikely to find anything of quality in 9...

You are unlikely to find anything of quality in 9 speed these days in integrated brakes and shifters. However you will find the lower end stuff which is an option but dsbrantjr 's suggestion of...
01-31-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,341
Posted By IcySwan1

I am more concerned about ease of exit than...

I am more concerned about ease of exit than float. Certainly a flat pedal would solve that. I do have a Shimano flat/SPD pedal on one bike. Although it is not the best of either worlds it may the...
01-13-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,804
Posted By LV2TNDM

Andy, thanks for the correction. So yes, it's...

Andy, thanks for the correction. So yes, it's most likely the interface between the freehub body and hub shell, usually separated by a dust seal. Or perhaps the cylindrical spacer on the axle that...
01-09-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,183
Posted By PilotFishBob

Ah, so of course I omit important info - thanks...

Ah, so of course I omit important info - thanks for the nudge. Seat tube top calipers out at 27.23 but a bit tight for a 27.2 - possibly a little out of round but a 27.0 seat post fits nicely. I...
01-01-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 681
Posted By Trakhak

The first two numbers of the serial number hiding...

The first two numbers of the serial number hiding under the BB guide are visible (04). A riveted bottom bracket guide would be very unusual. You can try disconnecting the U-brake cable so that you...
12-23-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,489
Posted By smashndash

That's definitely my worst nightmare. I've blown...

That's definitely my worst nightmare. I've blown a front going 30+ before and it took all the cojones I had to gradually come to a stop. Luckily it was a dead straight road.

Since then, I've...
Replies: 43
Views: 2,222
Posted By Darth Lefty

It's not a Cannondale but it's interesting enough...

It's not a Cannondale but it's interesting enough I don't know why prior owner would put a Cannondale decal on it. Maybe original make was too obscure to flip. This frame style is older and usually...
12-08-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,425
Posted By Koyote

Put on those parts, and when your tires start...

Put on those parts, and when your tires start looking shabby, get some nicer (lighter and more supple) ones. Keep riding. If and when you do buy a better bike, you can keep the Allez Sport as a...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,011
Posted By TugaDude

Is that a crack in the lug connecting the down...

Is that a crack in the lug connecting the down tube to the head tube? This bike suffered a hard frontal impact. I add to the votes for wall art.
Replies: 16
Views: 2,741
Posted By Mackers

Or mebbe Itz becuz ur mizreprezentin' a cheap...

Or mebbe Itz becuz ur mizreprezentin' a cheap 2001 bike as vintidzg and klumzily tryin' a offer it for salz.

$75 for a quick local sale since nobody is going to be willing to pay shipping.
11-02-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,214
Posted By lagers

cb400bill The best I can do at the moment is...

cb400bill The best I can do at the moment is this. It's dark here now so it'll be until tomorrow until I can take a picture of the whole frame.

I've also uploaded a picture to that with some BB...
10-28-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,698
Posted By RoadWearier

Thanks man. I realize there's some salty folks...

Thanks man. I realize there's some salty folks on here. I just need to learn to ignore. Here a side view of the stem fwiw.
...
10-15-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,350
Posted By sch

Here is the OEM BB:...

Here is the OEM BB: https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/equipment/cycling-components/bike-bottom-brackets/-vp-components-square-taper-bottom-bracket/p/1040693/
which at $12 is about half the price of...
10-07-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,769
Posted By Narhay

I think you'll find the spokes will be 4mm too...

I think you'll find the spokes will be 4mm too long all around. That being said new double butted stainless spokes can be had relatively inexpensively. Alternatively you could continue with your 27"...
09-27-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 812
Posted By cyrano138

My thought was that, since I'm already buying a...

My thought was that, since I'm already buying a crankset and I don't know how to re-dish a wheel (or have a dish tool), I can just buy a BB with the spindle length that will give me the chain-line...
09-18-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 981
Posted By bikemig

Folk here have salvaged a lot of bikes. Parts and...

Folk here have salvaged a lot of bikes. Parts and the frame can be cleaned and restored. It can be done. It will be a lot of work.
09-05-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,476
Posted By iab

1915 Rola

Alright. I think I finally my limit for old and janky, a 1915 Rola. Prior to WW2, but mostly stopped after WW2, major Italian builders typically carried 2 or more brands of bikes. Bianchi also made...
08-27-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,523
Posted By RubeRad

This is a very informative video. And look at all...

This is a very informative video. And look at all the comments from people that love their 29x3 just the way God made them!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnKCb4Hbjzo
08-09-21, 04:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,312
Posted By hamcereal

No, I don't know if it was skipping before I got...

No, I don't know if it was skipping before I got the new chain. This is a build I made with a group set from a second hand bike, and I didn't use the wheels from this bike because they were in pretty...
Replies: 12
Views: 958
Posted By juvela

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07-17-21, 04:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 650
Posted By ARider2

Routine maintenance should include removing the...

Routine maintenance should include removing the seatpost, cleaning and re-greasing it every year. I do this on every bicycle when I give it a tune up. With the seatpost out I also check the torque...
07-16-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,516
Posted By bikemig

Yep definitely the right project for the right...

Yep definitely the right project for the right person. If you don't want to deal with it, move it on to someone who wants to fix it up. It's not worth much as is. You can also donate it to a bike co...
Replies: 22
Views: 1,608
Posted By Jeff Neese

Yeah, but that's just a generic, mass market,...

Yeah, but that's just a generic, mass market, aluminum bike with whatever features they were putting on it at that time. The '90 750 with its lugged DB full chromoly frame is special. Not even in...
07-02-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,150
Posted By greg3rd48

Unfortunate C&V cyclist death in NYC

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-cyclist-death-central-park-west-20210630-n3g25eqtzveedhscqm7k4omyhi-story.html

I love urban cycling here in NYC either C&V or modern but instances like this...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,102
Posted By konakai

I've always wanted a 1930s 40s ccm track bike....

I've always wanted a 1930s 40s ccm track bike. I've had at one time or another most other builders from that Era, but not a ccm
06-24-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By cyccommute

My 84 Miyata Ridge Runner came with cartridge...

My 84 Miyata Ridge Runner came with cartridge bearing hubs in 1984. Iíve found patents back to the 1920s but I doubt those are the first.
05-19-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By r0ckh0und

This one is from about 1972 ...

This one is from about 1972

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05-16-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,612
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Tange #1 and Tange #2 are not Prestige, guys. OP...

Tange #1 and Tange #2 are not Prestige, guys. OP is looking for Prestige only.

Vintage Land Shark and Davidson road bikes (both custom builders) are made with Prestige tubing. I have had the...
05-06-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,467
Posted By bluehills3149

I recently converted an old 12 spd Fuji to flat...

I recently converted an old 12 spd Fuji to flat bars and thumb shifters. Here's what I did:
1. changed freewheel to 7 spd as good shifters for 6 spd are hard to find and it needed replacing anyway....
04-27-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,161
Posted By cudak888

I would have expected the paint to attract more...

I would have expected the paint to attract more particles between the surface, resulting in the pure chrome coming off shinier than the clear.

Not that it matters, just testing my own theory if...
04-25-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,161
Posted By randyjawa

That looks very unusual to me. Pull the front...

That looks very unusual to me. Pull the front wheel and observe the apparent crack area as you squeeze the drops of the fork blades together with your hand. If the apparent crack changes in...
04-23-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 9,952
Posted By nlerner

Had a nasty bike crash in 1980, knocking myself...

Had a nasty bike crash in 1980, knocking myself unconscious and losing a few teeth. No helmet. My parents strongly encouraged me to pick one up thereafter; I bought a SkidLid. Fortunately, I didn't...
Replies: 19
Views: 1,003
Posted By suiseman

Thanks for the recommendation. I realized that if...

Thanks for the recommendation. I realized that if I purchase a premium account, I am able to share pictures. The post has been updated with the pictures.
04-11-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,570
Posted By Crankycrank

Everything OP has mentioned points to a missing...

Everything OP has mentioned points to a missing spacer on the axle. Measure the width of the axle from outside locknut to locknut then measure the inside width of your dropouts which is most likely...
04-07-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,307
Posted By randyjawa

Postal Scam - Be Careful..!

Through Ebay, I purchased a Campagnolo entry level transmission. Got a good deal, in my opinion, and it was sent to me via International Priority Shipping to Canada via the Global Shipping Program......
04-06-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,127
Posted By blamester

Well what I meant was if you have a fork that...

Well what I meant was if you have a fork that fits and it is handy to install then it might be worth doing. If you have to find a fork and get it installed it's not worth saving.
And is the rest of...
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By TheGoodfellow

Estimating the value

Hello

I am trying to sell my 1988 Centurion Dave Scott Ironman Expert 58 but bicyclebluebook.com doesn't go back that far. It's rebuilt and in great condition with same Red and white colors but I...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,142
Posted By Clang

pic assist ...

pic assist

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02-25-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By TiHabanero

The crown on that fork should be aluminum and...

The crown on that fork should be aluminum and fairly resistant to damage. The steel mounting nut has likely corroded to the threaded brake stud. Penetrating fluid slopped all over the place might...
02-06-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,359
Posted By nlerner

Yeah, that would be a major restoration...

Yeah, that would be a major restoration effort--great if you already know how to do it or want to learn (and want to and have the means to acquire lots of specialized tools). If not, best to sell as...
01-07-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,899
Posted By merziac

Tx for rubbing it in, with a curly stay no less....

Tx for rubbing it in, with a curly stay no less. :troll:

;)
12-27-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,968
Posted By ixcuix

It is a Shimano Nexus SG-3R40. It is on a KHS...

It is a Shimano Nexus SG-3R40. It is on a KHS Manhattan bicycle. One thing I would be interested in is if Shimano thinks going to a 23 or 24 T sprocket would do any damage to the hub, because of too...
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