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09-10-18, 10:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,169
Posted By velocentrik

I think its important to put in a placeholder...

I think its important to put in a placeholder regarding these epic Mavic bottom brackets and "exactly" what taper they are...

There is a lot of misinformation out on the web in the early days of...
08-24-18, 01:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 765
Posted By velocentrik

Anyone bashing Suntour doesn’t know much. Have...

Anyone bashing Suntour doesn’t know much. Have Superbe Pro on a couple bikes and Alpha 3000 (?) on another. Even had a bike with Suntour Blaze. All shifted nicely.

Wasnt impressed with with...
08-24-18, 01:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,032
Posted By velocentrik

Am I just making things up? I thought those...

Am I just making things up? I thought those Mafac brakes were actually called Mafac “Tandem” is this real?

They we’re powerful! They could crush weak rims.
09-13-17, 10:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,901
Posted By velocentrik

This post is complete BS. Cannondales of...

This post is complete BS.

Cannondales of this era completely changed the paradigm in terms of quality and frame straightness.
09-13-17, 10:06 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,805
Posted By velocentrik

The argument is that the typical American cyclist...

The argument is that the typical American cyclist is less and less fit and aging quickly. However, they desperately NEED to self identify as having an active outdoor lifestyle. That includes...
09-13-17, 10:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,168
Posted By velocentrik

If it's stiffness, strength and lightness you...

If it's stiffness, strength and lightness you want look no further than a vintage Cannondale ST sport touring frame.

If you specifically want a steel touring frame Surly bikes seldom live up to...
08-16-17, 09:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,479
Posted By velocentrik

We don't live in a dystopia like 1984. Gates...

We don't live in a dystopia like 1984.

Gates belts are polyurethane. A toxic NOT environmentally friendly concoction of man's modern excess. There is a marketing gimmick to refer to Gates belts...
08-15-17, 12:59 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,705
Posted By velocentrik

Disagree. Around Boulder it's not unheard of...

Disagree.

Around Boulder it's not unheard of to stumble onto an old Team 7-11 Huffy or Murray bike.

The 7-11 Murrays and Huffys were built by Serotta with True Temper and those are...
08-13-17, 12:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 740
Posted By velocentrik

Don't post if you don't know much about working...

Don't post if you don't know much about working on bikes.

That isn't a threadless steerer it's threaded.

Miche makes very nice headsets if you can find them. There are plenty of 1" threaded...
08-13-17, 12:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,079
Posted By velocentrik

+1 Good bike shops are few and very far in...

+1

Good bike shops are few and very far in between. Good bike shops used to rebuild all new bike wheels out of the box to bring them to even a balance of even tension and radial and lateral true....
08-09-17, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,597
Posted By velocentrik

Cup/Cone hubs and bits can be sourced when new...

Cup/Cone hubs and bits can be sourced when new and current product but inevitably partszand bits supply tapers off when it current.

However, even perfectly adjusted cup/cone hubs that are heat...
08-05-17, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Posted By velocentrik

Shadetree mechanics and hacks convince themselves...

Shadetree mechanics and hacks convince themselves they don't need the proper tools. They are "too experienced" to need the right tool. Life is too short to suffer fools, get the right tools.
...
07-27-17, 11:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,059
Posted By velocentrik

I've recommended this pump for years. When...

I've recommended this pump for years.

When you need a pump anything else is a toy.
07-27-17, 03:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,226
Posted By velocentrik

Var makes great bike tools

Var makes great bike tools
07-27-17, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,140
Posted By velocentrik

With wheels and handlebars your life is literally...

With wheels and handlebars your life is literally in the hands of the reliability and dependability of the component? How much do you value your life?
07-27-17, 03:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,233
Posted By velocentrik

+1 There are very specific regulations...

+1

There are very specific regulations regarding interning for a business, you can learn but you can't do "work."
07-26-17, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,005
Posted By velocentrik

Any Campagnolo Ergolever (non-escape) with 12...

Any Campagnolo Ergolever (non-escape) with 12 non-indexed clicks (is it 12?) pulls enough cable that Campy doesn't identify them as either double or triple. They can do both.

Interestingly, SRAM,...
07-26-17, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,501
Posted By velocentrik

Give mustache bars a chance. We've converted...

Give mustache bars a chance. We've converted many drop bar bikes to m'bars and they give multiple hand positions. Drop bars really don't give multiple comfortable hand positions.

The drops just...
07-23-17, 01:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,284
Posted By velocentrik

Freewheel wobble has nothing to do with threads ...

Freewheel wobble has nothing to do with threads

Find another LBS
07-23-17, 01:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,049
Posted By velocentrik

They aren't racing Pro's Pro, but Microshift...

They aren't racing Pro's Pro, but Microshift makes great components. Most shops don't sell MS components on repairs and upgrades because it undercuts the "value" of the new bike component price...
07-21-17, 11:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By velocentrik

Phil Wood freewheel hubs always had sealed...

Phil Wood freewheel hubs always had sealed bearings just like the freehub hubs.

Those that have been in the industry know there are other good 130mm vintage freewheel hubs with sealed bearings,...
07-21-17, 07:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,189
Posted By velocentrik

The manganese molybdenum 531 was debuted in 1935....

The manganese molybdenum 531 was debuted in 1935. Not exactly cutting edge as people think.

753 was thin wall and heat treated, and few builders used it because it didn't suffer fools well. ...
07-21-17, 07:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,885
Posted By velocentrik

+1 A modern oversize handlebar is just going...

+1

A modern oversize handlebar is just going to be safer. Period.

Handlebars have a finite lifespan. When they fail your life can end as a consequence.

A Nitto Randonneur bar can be a poor...
07-21-17, 07:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By velocentrik

If it is a sealed bearing Suntour hub it's likely...

If it is a sealed bearing Suntour hub it's likely a Sansin. They are prized hubs that unlike Shimano cup/cone hubs will last forever. Specialized even branded the Suntour/Sansin hubs as their own...
07-21-17, 07:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,401
Posted By velocentrik

Try a Silca wheel balancing weight.

Try a Silca wheel balancing weight.
07-21-17, 07:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 821
Posted By velocentrik

Park spoke wrenches are horrible. That's exactly...

Park spoke wrenches are horrible. That's exactly what I use my Park wrenches for. To prop open one feeler do I do t confuse the crappy TS-2 with being calibrated to whatever hub I put in it. Yes...
07-21-17, 06:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,096
Posted By velocentrik

Out of alignment frames should be returned. It...

Out of alignment frames should be returned. It can always be a good idea to bring frame alignment tools to look at a bike/frame you are thinking of buying.

Titanium frames are commonly out of...
07-21-17, 06:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,108
Posted By velocentrik

Anyone who knows anything about bikes always goes...

Anyone who knows anything about bikes always goes by the ISO size.
07-21-17, 01:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 821
Posted By velocentrik

I build wheels. I have a Park TS-2 but it's...

I build wheels.

I have a Park TS-2 but it's only accurate in terms of the adjustable arms either at the OLD of the front hubor the rear, not both. You truly need a dishing tool with the Park...
07-21-17, 01:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,984
Posted By velocentrik

+1 for dirty, dusty, dry conditions There...

+1 for dirty, dusty, dry conditions

There essentially are two types of chain lubes: dry and wet, rather Wax based or oil based. Oil based lubes will stick to the chain through sleet, puddles,...
07-21-17, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 816
Posted By velocentrik

All that being said, they aren't popular but...

All that being said, they aren't popular but Bebop pedals are great pedals for a road, cross, mountain or really anything bike. They won patent litigation with Speedplay years back, winning the...
07-21-17, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 816
Posted By velocentrik

You're not quite thinking about it correctly. ...

You're not quite thinking about it correctly. Good bearing manufacturers make low grade, high grade, and ultra high bearings. You want to look into the details of the bearing grade but even that...
07-19-17, 10:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,066
Posted By velocentrik

This confuses Mavic Zap with Mavic Mektronic. ...

This confuses Mavic Zap with Mavic Mektronic. Zap is 8sp era and Mektronic is 9sp. Zap is shift by wire, Mektronic was wireless and prone to RF interference.

Read the article:

From Inside...
07-19-17, 10:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,619
Posted By velocentrik

That frame is toast. No competent framebuilder...

That frame is toast. No competent framebuilder who works with aluminum would recommend repairing that crack. Aside from the cost to repair it, heat treat it, and repaint it, the frame likely will...
07-19-17, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By velocentrik

Yes find a friend with an FCG-1 or FT-4: ...

Yes find a friend with an FCG-1 or FT-4:

http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/916552-park-tools-fork-alignment-gauges.html
07-19-17, 04:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,169
Posted By velocentrik

A Mavic bottom bracket is a treasured BB and...

A Mavic bottom bracket is a treasured BB and should be valued like a Phil Wood. Truly a lifetime bb. Sealed bearings bring these back to "new" whenever you want to service the sealed bearings. ...
07-19-17, 04:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,169
Posted By velocentrik

You replace the whole sealed bearing

You replace the whole sealed bearing
07-19-17, 03:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,767
Posted By velocentrik

There are lots of handlebar shifter mounts you...

There are lots of handlebar shifter mounts you can use, and jus my move the existent downtube shifters up to the bars.

You can use Paul Thumbies, Kelly Take-Offs, or bar-end pods if not using flat...
07-17-17, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,551
Posted By velocentrik

Disagree entirely. Favorites are high end...

Disagree entirely.

Favorites are high end cartridge bearing like Phil Wood or old skool Mavic, even the early 80s nice Sugino. They can be serviced with new bearings and they are as good as new.
...
07-17-17, 01:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 721
Posted By velocentrik

All Syncro shifters use the same index gears, as...

All Syncro shifters use the same index gears, as I understand it. The third spring just improves shifting and gear retention.
07-16-17, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 721
Posted By velocentrik

Use Syncro III shifters they have a third spring,...

Use Syncro III shifters they have a third spring, and are better.

You find them hidden on bar ends of 9sp/10sp Time Trial shifters.

Match the 6sp index ring (color) you need based on the old...
07-16-17, 09:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,108
Posted By velocentrik

You're potentially going to kill someone with...

You're potentially going to kill someone with your kludgery.

Your posts here demonstrate deliberate premeditated negligence.
07-16-17, 08:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 15,720
Posted By velocentrik

Old Klein catalog shows OEM spec'd Klein...

Old Klein catalog shows OEM spec'd Klein Navigator with Shimano triple front derailleur, XT rear derailleur and Sachs New Success ethos.

Intrtesting.
07-14-17, 09:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 15,720
Posted By velocentrik

Why not just run Campy components? You be always...

Why not just run Campy components? You be always been a fan of running "all Campy"

Few people know it but the Campy Ergolever was designed by Sachs before SRAM bought them out. Sachs was lending...
07-14-17, 01:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,465
Posted By velocentrik

You'll meet cyclists in the Pro peloton riding on...

You'll meet cyclists in the Pro peloton riding on old pedals that are heavy because they like them. You'll hear stories of cyclists that rode a Mavic Zap group (sealed bearings) or a Sachs ARIS...
07-12-17, 10:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,465
Posted By velocentrik

+1 Eventually you'll wear the DA race. With...

+1

Eventually you'll wear the DA race. With fresh bearings you'll always be able to rebuild the DT 240 or sell it on eBay.

You can easily swap in "race day" low drag bearings as needed with...
07-12-17, 12:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 947
Posted By velocentrik

I think the Spin Doctor stands were built by...

I think the Spin Doctor stands were built by Minoura, though I could be "misremembering."

For the record WheelFanatyk thought so highly of the Minoura portable truing stand he sold them on his...
07-12-17, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 727
Posted By velocentrik

Forom the Hozan website: HOZAN TOOL...

Forom the Hozan website:

HOZAN TOOL IND.CO.,LTD [D-530 to D-555 Phillips Screwdrivers] (http://www.hozan.co.jp/E/catalog/Drivers_Wrenches/D530_555.html)

Look at the small black/white profile...
07-12-17, 11:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 727
Posted By velocentrik

So you quoted a tool blog from a person who...

So you quoted a tool blog from a person who couldn't tell visually tell the difference when a 30 second google search would have taken you to this Vessel website showing the Vessel JIS screwdriver:
...
07-12-17, 12:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,589
Posted By velocentrik

Waiting for the phrase: "those are latex tube...

Waiting for the phrase: "those are latex tube problems" to now be a thing in the bike mech forum. Just for grins, whenever someone humble brags about high end kit.
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