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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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Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 794
Posted By BradH

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As you can see the Miche cassettes do have shift ramps timed with one...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 794
Posted By BradH

I'll be curious to hear if your shifting improves...

I'll be curious to hear if your shifting improves with a new cassette. I've heard mixed reviews on Miche cassettes. I decided to try one a couple months ago anyway. Shimano has made the 16 and 18 all...
09-24-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By BradH

I'm pretty sure I have a set of bolts for these....

I'm pretty sure I have a set of bolts for these. I don't have spacers. PM me your mailing address and you can have them if that does you any good.
09-17-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By BradH

And yes, right shifter only. It's probably worth...

And yes, right shifter only. It's probably worth mentioning that although the pods can be swapped into the 6208 and 424 shifters, the left shifters for the front derailleur lack the spring return of...
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, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By BradH

Add a 5800, 6800 or 4700 rear derailleur, 11...

Add a 5800, 6800 or 4700 rear derailleur, 11 speed chain, 11 speed cassette, wheels and chainrings narrow enough for the new chain and you're set. The Allez wasn't getting ridden so I used it as a...
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...
09-17-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By BradH

Swapping Shimano DT shifter pods

Over in the for sale forum I made the comment to save some non-functional 6208 shifters. The guts can be upgraded and you could have yourself some 9, 10 or even 11 speed Shimano downtube shifters. A...
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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09-15-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,142
Posted By BradH

No. Totally worth it. It's not sacrilege. That...

No. Totally worth it. It's not sacrilege. That said I have a 23" Circuit frame & fork hanging in my garage waiting for me to get motivated enough to paint it. I probably would have traded for the...
09-12-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 539
Posted By BradH

Ahhhh........I can smell the arms room already....

Ahhhh........I can smell the arms room already. In a different lifetime I was able to locate the bolt stop pin from a M2 Browning that had rolled off the top of a 113 onto the pine needle covered...
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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Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 839
Posted By BradH

The DT shifter may have more to do with being...

The DT shifter may have more to do with being able to trim the FD however he wants and have complete control of shifting up front than weight.
08-29-22, 05:25 AM
Replies: 5,403
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, 07:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,032
Posted By BradH

I've been getting Sapim spokes from Thorusa for...

I've been getting Sapim spokes from Thorusa for about 99% of my wheel builds and the Race spokes were well under a dollar last time I bought some.
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.
08-01-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 29,091
Posted By BradH

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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.
06-08-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,647
Posted By BradH

7700, as well as 6500 and 5500 are probably my...

7700, as well as 6500 and 5500 are probably my favorite groupsets to build around. They work great with 10 speed 7900 DT shifters, 7403 or 6401 hubs and any of the Shimano SLR aero brake levers. I...
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.
05-18-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By BradH

PM sent on the pair of "similar to ird"...

PM sent on the pair of "similar to ird" rims.
03-27-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,633
Posted By BradH

I managed to bend a set of Nitto B115 45cm drops...

I managed to bend a set of Nitto B115 45cm drops once. I launched my drop bar converted '89 Rockhopper Comp off of my Jeep at 60 mph. In an effort to get it going again I put on some Nitto mustache...
02-18-22, 11:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By BradH

PM sent on 8 speed DA dt shifters.

PM sent on 8 speed DA dt shifters.
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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01-23-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,077
Posted By BradH

13-26 8 speed should be easy enough to find....

13-26 8 speed should be easy enough to find. 13-23 used to be common but sadly, for me, has been discontinued.

On paper 9 speed cogs are thinner. Actual measurements indicate they are the same....
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....
12-29-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By BradH

It's a pump peg for a Zefal or similar style...

It's a pump peg for a Zefal or similar style frame pump.
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,...
09-24-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,825
Posted By BradH

Pretty much whatever NLGI #2 GC-LB grease that is...

Pretty much whatever NLGI #2 GC-LB grease that is loaded in my grease gun. I have not noticed any separation or comparability issues with Shimano's factory hub grease when I adjust and lube new...
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....
09-21-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,334
Posted By BradH

PM sent on Shimano shifters.

PM sent on Shimano shifters.
09-18-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Posted By BradH

You might tickle your DS spokes with the RD in...

You might tickle your DS spokes with the RD in the big cog without the 1mm spacer.
09-16-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,006
Posted By BradH

The first road bike that really just checked all...

The first road bike that really just checked all the blocks for me was a '90 Sirrus. Since then I've picked up an '85 Allez SE, '87 Sirrus and three '93 Allez. All but one I got as a bare frame so I...
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, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,415
Posted By BradH

Unlike Shimano's newer shifters, those eight...

Unlike Shimano's newer shifters, those eight speed 105 STIs were designed to be serviced. These was a guy rebuilding them at one time, might still be. Ask over on the C&V forum and someone there will...
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