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09-28-22, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By BradH

I have a couple 7403 hubs currently in service....

I have a couple 7403 hubs currently in service. I've got a tool like this one. I don't know what brand it is but I've never had a problem.
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09-17-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By BradH

Right where the knife point is. That's where I...

Right where the knife point is. That's where I removed a small amount of metal. There is a washer with two tabs that sits there. You need the 11 speed washer that will be in the 11 speed bar end...
09-17-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By BradH

Now, for me, I'd have no reason to upgrade 8, 9...

Now, for me, I'd have no reason to upgrade 8, 9 or 10 speed setups. But I had a set of 7401 7 speed shifters collecting dust. The setup they came off had gotten upgraded to 7402 shifters and I...
09-16-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By BradH

Yes. I can post something over on the main forum...

Yes. I can post something over on the main forum when I have time to write it all up. It's pretty straight forward and simple with 9 and 10. With 11 speed a small amount of metal removal is needed so...
09-15-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By BradH

Hang on to those dead shifters. You can stuff the...

Hang on to those dead shifters. You can stuff the guts out of a 9, 10 or even 11 speed bar end shifter into them. 6208, 424 and 7401 are all like that, probably a few others too.

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09-12-22, 05:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 262
Posted By BradH

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Something like this. As long as your headset is 1 1/8" and...
09-09-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 262
Posted By BradH

I just used a quill stem with less reach and more...

I just used a quill stem with less reach and more rise. It did not have the cable stop built in so I used one that went below the headset nut. I think this is a 1992 DB Apex.
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08-29-22, 05:25 AM
Replies: 5,402
Views: 612,676
Posted By BradH

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11 speed Shimano DT shifters. They work.
08-08-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By BradH

Good score on the Sirrus. If it's the right size...

Good score on the Sirrus. If it's the right size it's definitely worth going through and riding. Nice frame and groupset.
08-07-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,032
Posted By BradH

I'll second the Sun M13. Lace them up with Sapim...

I'll second the Sun M13. Lace them up with Sapim spokes, straight or butted.
07-14-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 892
Posted By BradH

I can't remember how many 'coons, cats, possums...

I can't remember how many 'coons, cats, possums and dogs I've come across in the dark. I do know I've seen exactly one mountain lion.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,164
Posted By BradH

I wouldn't change anything. 11-32 with 50/34 is a...

I wouldn't change anything. 11-32 with 50/34 is a really good setup for hills.
06-01-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 31,419
Posted By BradH

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05-31-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,937
Posted By BradH

Wow. Nice save.

Wow. Nice save.
02-02-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 49,510
Posted By BradH

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02-01-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,142
Posted By BradH

A Tange Levin CDS is pretty tough to beat. I...

A Tange Levin CDS is pretty tough to beat. I think you can get them in both ISO and JIS sizes so measure. They also have a low stack height.
01-29-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,332
Posted By BradH

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This Specialized Allez SE has been getting most of my miles for the last few...
01-24-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 8,110
Posted By BradH

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Trek 760
01-17-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By BradH

In my experience you'll end up using the same...

In my experience you'll end up using the same length spokes regardless of which hub you choose. There might be small variations in flange dimensions but not enough to need a different spoke length....
11-17-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 977
Posted By BradH

The font and placement of the "SPECIALIZED" and...

The font and placement of the "SPECIALIZED" and "ALLEZ". '93 was the first year of light frame with fastback stays, at least I think it was. For a few years the Allez was the Allez Epic with CF...
11-16-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 977
Posted By BradH

I'd guess 1992. Nice bike. I love that color.

I'd guess 1992. Nice bike. I love that color.
10-31-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,037
Posted By BradH

I don't really think you can go wrong with a...

I don't really think you can go wrong with a lugged steel Allez, as long as it fits. I've got a late '84 Miyata built Allez that is probably my favourite ride. The early to mid '90s models with the...
10-20-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,622
Posted By BradH

Cassettes that start with 13 or 14 and include a...

Cassettes that start with 13 or 14 and include a 16 tooth cog, or better yet, 16 & 18. Not everyone wants or needs a mountain bike cassette.
10-03-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By BradH

The low limit screw is the one closest to the...

The low limit screw is the one closest to the seat tube.
09-29-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 912
Posted By BradH

They are nice and I wish I had purchased more. I...

They are nice and I wish I had purchased more. I built up two sets and I have another set waiting for a project. If I remember right NDS & front wheel was 298 spoke length, DS was 296. That's 32h,...
09-23-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14,895
Views: 3,622,591
Posted By BradH

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1987 Schwinn Predator Freeform. Peregrine Master wheels. Junkyard save....
09-10-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,703
Posted By BradH

Yeah, no problem. Just add an 8 speed wheel,...

Yeah, no problem. Just add an 8 speed wheel, chain & cassette. You can go friction or use an 8 speed shifter. RX100 came in both 7 and 8 speed, downtube shifters or sti. Pretty much any rx100, 105 or...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,256
Posted By BradH

Back before the pandemic started these FSA chains...

Back before the pandemic started these FSA chains were about twenty bucks. I bought a few and have been riding them. They are lasting as long as my kmc and sram chains. I'd buy them again....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,228
Posted By BradH

They work great for keeping the sweat out of your...

They work great for keeping the sweat out of your eyes. Worn under the helmet, brim flipped up, unless you're going into the sun.
04-06-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,047
Posted By BradH

Slightly raised is correct.

Slightly raised is correct.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,194
Posted By BradH

I've built two sets of triplet laced wheels and...

I've built two sets of triplet laced wheels and have a third on the back burner. My first triplet rear was a H Sons sl42. The spoke holes were ever so slightly offset. Much less than other rims I've...
03-07-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,315
Posted By BradH

I enjoy watching GCN but whenever they try to do...

I enjoy watching GCN but whenever they try to do anything with a vintage bike they miss the mark.
03-04-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By BradH

Linseed oil mixed with mineral spirits inside the...

Linseed oil mixed with mineral spirits inside the frame tubes.
02-27-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,312
Posted By BradH

I've bought a few used ones without any issues....

I've bought a few used ones without any issues. Most of the time I'm cutting cassettes apart and building what I want. I save my cogs and spacers. First position cogs are generally seven and eight...
01-26-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,149
Posted By BradH

Just shoot me a pm with your address and I'll see...

Just shoot me a pm with your address and I'll see if I can get them in the mail this week.
01-25-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 17,294
Posted By BradH

1990 Specialized Sirrus Triple. ...

1990 Specialized Sirrus Triple.

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01-25-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,149
Posted By BradH

If these will do you any good you can have them....

If these will do you any good you can have them. Seems like a noble cause....
01-25-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,431
Posted By BradH

The '90s Cannondale you tried may have had an...

The '90s Cannondale you tried may have had an aluminum fork. The '80s SR models with the lugged steel forks actually ride quite nice. That and not having the narrowest tires imaginable pumped up to...
01-09-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,202
Posted By BradH

I've bought quite a few used saddles. For this...

I've bought quite a few used saddles. For this model I'd probably spring for a new one.
01-02-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,778
Posted By BradH

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Ugly but useful. My 1989 Rockhopper Comp. $9.88 from a Goodwill. First I...
12-18-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By BradH

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Jackpot. Send me a pm with your address and I'll try to...
11-23-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,448
Posted By BradH

The 1055/1056 105 hubs have better seals than the...

The 1055/1056 105 hubs have better seals than the RX100 hubs. The dual pivot 105 brake calipers have a ball bearing thrust bearing where the RX100 has a washer.

I can't tell much of a difference...
10-27-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,834
Posted By BradH

Yes, a 100 gear inch top end. I do it with 4813...

Yes, a 100 gear inch top end. I do it with 4813 too. I've just found that on a decent where I can use more I'm better off crawling under the paint on the toptube. I value tight spacing in the middle...
10-24-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,834
Posted By BradH

I'm not sure I'll ever need a cassette that...

I'm not sure I'll ever need a cassette that starts with 11 teeth. Even the 12 seems somewhat useless. I've resorted to cutting things apart and playing mix & match with my cassettes. A 14-28 10 speed...
01-10-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By BradH

Yes

Yes
09-09-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,425
Posted By BradH

Awesome deal. Those are really nice frames.

Awesome deal. Those are really nice frames.
06-16-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,128
Posted By BradH

A song popped into my head as soon as I read the...

A song popped into my head as soon as I read the title.

I wouldn't worry about that. You won't even feel it.
03-10-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 3,313,002
Posted By BradH

Thanks. Frame measures 56cm C-T but longish on...

Thanks. Frame measures 56cm C-T but longish on the TT. With the 73 degree ST and 70 degree HT I was able to end up with the same reach as my road bikes with only a stem 1cm shorter than I would use...
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