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06-26-19, 12:33 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,171
Posted By le mans

I like that better, still matches the hoods and...

I like that better, still matches the hoods and Brooks seats are a quality item.
06-24-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,171
Posted By le mans

Only concerns I'd have is surface rust developing...

Only concerns I'd have is surface rust developing coz the chrome itself can rust, yeah? Judging by old chrome forks i have or had.

But then again it would depend on the quality of the chroming i...
06-24-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,171
Posted By le mans

Very eye catching. I do custom fishing rods.....

Very eye catching. I do custom fishing rods.. another hobby of mine, Silver underwrap - gold trim with red overbindings looks great.
Silver just about goes with anything doesn't it? blues.
06-24-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,171
Posted By le mans

Whatever coloured frames fall on my lap that's my...

Whatever coloured frames fall on my lap that's my size, if they come..i will build it.

Sold my old Cannondale Saeco recently, was too big for me & Was nice in Red and Yellow lettering.


Lemme...
06-14-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,175
Posted By le mans

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:AN...

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTOk12JC-saJmKh0hlSc61PU5sgHMl1xrXOV1YijKpIyG6kE__J
06-14-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,175
Posted By le mans

Measure the seat tube as i illustrated in that...

Measure the seat tube as i illustrated in that picture

Personally, i think you'd be better off putting the original stem back on.. as it shouldn't bend down.. it would probably be level, and bend...
06-14-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,175
Posted By le mans

https://www.ebicycles.com/bicycle-tools/images/roa...

https://www.ebicycles.com/bicycle-tools/images/road-bike-classic-frame-measurement.gif?1443271927
06-14-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,175
Posted By le mans

The bike looks a bit small for you, not too big!

The bike looks a bit small for you, not too big!
06-11-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,175
Posted By le mans

Wow 64cm top tube, 61cm seat tube, must have been...

Wow 64cm top tube, 61cm seat tube, must have been custom built for somebody

i'm confused though, i would think at that length it shouldn't give you shoulder extension issues
06-11-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,175
Posted By le mans

61cm for your height is a bit big, but doable,...

61cm for your height is a bit big, but doable, long as your legs feel fine when pedaling & aren't over stretched

(I'm about your height but prefer 57cm size bikes, even then i have to jack the...
06-11-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,175
Posted By le mans

Somehow i doubt the top tube would be of the same...

Somehow i doubt the top tube would be of the same length, and is it really necessary to adjust your reach? The only thing you should be looking for is not to flex your shoulder blades forward really,...
05-27-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,600
Posted By le mans

El cheapo seats don't do it for me, I have boxes...

El cheapo seats don't do it for me, I have boxes of seats of various types..& i found this Selie Tioga Geltech seat extremely comfortable
...
05-27-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,779
Posted By le mans

Loves me some trolls {bullies**, I been posting...

Loves me some trolls {bullies**, I been posting on various forums for about tens years.. i first encountered them on the ebay boards. I would take no crap from anybody in RL so i applied that online,...
05-27-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,774
Posted By le mans

Steel is real for me because what i collect for...

Steel is real for me because what i collect for free & keep for myself the frames are made out of light weight steel. I find the old stuff more interesting too plus..you can't cold bend aluminum or...
05-24-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,554
Posted By le mans

I found a local wheel building business selling...

I found a local wheel building business selling 36 standard stainless steel spoke lots for $19 (aussie), suits me to a tee
Asks more on ebay due to postage costs
05-24-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By le mans

Could be either a worn chain or worn teeth on the...

Could be either a worn chain or worn teeth on the chainring

if you grab the chain on the right side of the chainring, see how much play is there
04-17-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,515
Posted By le mans

I use a mixture of acetone & trans fluid, squirt...

I use a mixture of acetone & trans fluid, squirt it and during a couple of turns squirt it again etc, really gets inside subborn threads, works almost immediately
Still tough, but makes life a bit...
04-15-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,117
Posted By le mans

reckon everybody did there Lol

reckon everybody did there Lol
04-15-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 813
Posted By le mans

You can go to any hardware store virtually that...

You can go to any hardware store virtually that sells spray paint in cans, & auto accessory shops

black yeah? go for the one that meets your shade, semi gloss perhaps {satin**


and filling it...
04-14-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,117
Posted By le mans

what i do with troublesome bikes is, remove that...

what i do with troublesome bikes is, remove that seat post, panel beat to collar clamp if need be, then bring my box of seat posts out and check them by feel, it shouldn't too loose or too tight when...
04-14-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,117
Posted By le mans

Yep, first thing you need to check is to see if...

Yep, first thing you need to check is to see if the seat post is the correct size for your seat tube
04-09-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,461
Posted By le mans

Does diesel actually remove rust like Evapo rust?...

Does diesel actually remove rust like Evapo rust? A fella i got a heap of bikes off, retired tinkering with them, suggested to soak rusty chains in diesel..i'm yet to trial it
04-09-19, 01:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,461
Posted By le mans

Interesting your OH uses chainsaw oil, i use...

Interesting your OH uses chainsaw oil, i use whatever motoring oil i got laying around to top up my oil cans
04-09-19, 01:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,461
Posted By le mans

I buy Diggers degreaser in 4 litre bottles - red...

I buy Diggers degreaser in 4 litre bottles - red stuff, and use a chain cleaner if i don't want to dismantle parts, pour it to the level and crank up the chain
If the chain has a master link easier...
04-08-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 639
Posted By le mans

Why not strip the BB to see? i had a bike in the...

Why not strip the BB to see? i had a bike in the same condition due to it was completely rusted out inside there
04-08-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 794
Posted By le mans

I had thought of this but like someone said...

I had thought of this but like someone said later, I would prefer to shim the axle instead of leaving open space. I don't know what to shim with though...



I dunno, i just come up with the...
04-08-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 999
Posted By le mans

oh 'scusy. i thought those 650 wheels or tyres...

oh 'scusy. i thought those 650 wheels or tyres were closer to 26"
04-08-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 999
Posted By le mans

Changing 27" tyres of various widths i've never...

Changing 27" tyres of various widths i've never had an issue with, even 1. 1/4", the only time it's a bit subborn is if it was fitted with those heavy duty puncture resistant tubes
04-08-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 794
Posted By le mans

Nah.. i either fit the wheel flipping the bike...

Nah.. i either fit the wheel flipping the bike upside down or the dropout firm to the wheel axle right side up.. so it's properly slotted in

It's just something that popped in my head for the OP
04-08-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 794
Posted By le mans

Fat tyres look cool on a car, they came with this...

Fat tyres look cool on a car, they came with this cheapo 1999 Ford Fairmont i bought 12 months ago

Me thinks this bike would look cool with 25s *** like to see more pics
04-08-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 794
Posted By le mans

you could lower the axle a little bit on the fork...

you could lower the axle a little bit on the fork dropouts then lock the QR nice and tight
04-08-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 794
Posted By le mans

why do you need to use those tyres on such a bike?

why do you need to use those tyres on such a bike?
04-07-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,799
Posted By le mans

Yep Positron, i just call it a cable due to the...

Yep Positron, i just call it a cable due to the housing, at first look i thought it was a stainless steel wire

BTW not all them had the freewheel crank, on the ladies Indi 500 it had the freewheel...
04-07-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,799
Posted By le mans

Nice pick up I picked up a Ladies Indi 500...

Nice pick up

I picked up a Ladies Indi 500 with the same drive train, test riding it i thought it was a positive system, just slipped in those gears..didn't mess about
so i dismantled it to fit...
04-07-19, 05:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By le mans

5 spd FW is only slightly narrower than a 6, so...

5 spd FW is only slightly narrower than a 6, so shouldn't need to do any spacing
but i would bring the axle lock nuts spacing back in to original.. so you don't need to force it in the dropouts...
04-05-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,489
Posted By le mans

We used to use this stuff what we called "848"...

We used to use this stuff what we called "848" for washing our cars [and moulds] to remove hardened over spray, one of the down falls of working with that fibreglass shyte, where gel-coat guns &...
04-05-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,489
Posted By le mans

Good question, Acetone will not harm a quality...

Good question, Acetone will not harm a quality paint job of two pack or power coat
I remember i needed to wash off resin on the side of my car {two pack paint** using Acetone, didn't harm it.....
04-05-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,489
Posted By le mans

We used to leave our tools in a bucket of...

We used to leave our tools in a bucket of Methylene Chloride over night, Wizzard, in the fibreglass industry.. if it had hardened resin on it or if it interfered with it's performance - rollers for...
04-05-19, 01:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 468
Posted By le mans

yep.. i had to put a magnifying glass at the pic,...

yep.. i had to put a magnifying glass at the pic, looks like there's a lockring on the drive side too, once removed it needs a 6 notch BB tool

nope, there are definitely two notches i can see
...
04-05-19, 01:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 468
Posted By le mans

I've got a tool like this that would undo the...

I've got a tool like this that would undo the lock ring on the left side

https://www.wigglestatic.com/product-media/60753/prod60753_Black%20-%20Silver_NE_01.jpg?w=430&h=430&a=7
it might undo the...
04-04-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,489
Posted By le mans

agreed ^, methylene chloride can dissolve...

agreed ^, methylene chloride can dissolve fibreglass, and carbon is made up of much tougher resins [two part epoxies
04-04-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By le mans

That can get fiddly screwing up those band clamps...

That can get fiddly screwing up those band clamps off the bar {i found** but i suppose if the OP's bar is wrapped in tape - the tape would give it a firm hold
04-04-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By le mans

he doesn't want to unwrap the bar tape :D

he doesn't want to unwrap the bar tape :D
04-04-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By le mans

RJ suggests to use alcohol, i use methylated...

RJ suggests to use alcohol, i use methylated spirits for the same purpose installing grips, & RJ uses alcohol to remove grips.. maybe try that
04-04-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By le mans

I don't relate to this at all I took a Nexus...

I don't relate to this at all

I took a Nexus 8 [18T sprocket] wheel set off a XDS ladies bike that originally had a 36T chainring that i thought was ridiculously too high, first 4 gears seemed...
04-03-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,489
Posted By le mans

Threads given me a good tip to use a blow drier,...

Threads given me a good tip to use a blow drier, removing the bar tape was fine, but underneath they completely wrapped it in sticky tape, strewth almighty
04-02-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 863
Posted By le mans

Looking at the top view, looks like it would...

Looking at the top view, looks like it would clear the clamp if placed outside, running parallel to the seat tube, if it rubbed a bit on the clamp it could be filed with a small round file so it...
04-02-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By le mans

Pics only verify the brakes are out of alignment,...

Pics only verify the brakes are out of alignment, how about pics of where it was hit?
04-02-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 863
Posted By le mans

Can't the cable run outside the clamp, or am i...

Can't the cable run outside the clamp, or am i missing something?
04-01-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 674
Posted By le mans

After sanding I always resort to wiping it...

After sanding I always resort to wiping it acetone first [using a white cloth you'll see what was on there] and using those trimmed patches will work on skinny tubes, sticks like shyte Lol
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