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02-04-22, 05:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 536
Posted By dsbrantjr

When cable ends are molded on commercially, the...

When cable ends are molded on commercially, the end of the cabler is unlaid and formed into a "floret" which locks into the molten metal. Just trying to cast an end on an unprepared cable will...
02-03-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 646
Posted By jp911

The arrow in that pic is pointing to the endcap,...

The arrow in that pic is pointing to the endcap, which are often swappable to change axle type (15mm or 12mm thru or 9mm QR). Wolftooth makes the Boostinator to make non-boost wheels work with boost...
12-31-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,316
Posted By DesmoDog

I have my set because of a VW also. 1.8t Jetta...

I have my set because of a VW also. 1.8t Jetta wagon. The the last VW I owned. The last one I'll ever own. I so learned to hate the brand because of that car... i"m still not over it.
12-28-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,611
Posted By Catnap

As a part-time restorer / reseller of vintage...

As a part-time restorer / reseller of vintage bikes, and having rented space from an entrepreneur who launched a retail store in NYC specializing in restored vintage bikes, I find Steel Vintage very...
12-27-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3,095
Views: 350,364
Posted By Doug Fattic

Our new cat Charlie (we found abandoned on the...

Our new cat Charlie (we found abandoned on the local bike trail), has now become a guardian angel to baby Jesus. Off duty he follows me wherever I am in the house.
...
12-12-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,120
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

If we are to assume your "adjustments" are cable...

If we are to assume your "adjustments" are cable ones in the attempt to have well indexed shifting in both directions what you experience is a classic cable friction symptom. When the cable route has...
12-08-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,368
Posted By noglider

I commuted on this today and yesterday. It's a...

I commuted on this today and yesterday. It's a 1975 Viscount ten-speed, converted to fixie. A few years ago, I built it up with an S3X 3-speed fixed gear hub. It was fun but it was not great, so I...
12-08-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 8,642
Posted By Germany_chris

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12-08-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,368
Posted By nlerner

Nice! I've really been enjoying commuting and...

Nice! I've really been enjoying commuting and errand running on my Raleigh Gran Sport set up similarly:
...
12-06-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 8,642
Posted By ehcoplex

They seem to be outperforming the US in the...

They seem to be outperforming the US in the aircraft department in recent years.
12-02-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,071
Posted By icemilkcoffee

For a traditional Shimano type hub, the weight of...

For a traditional Shimano type hub, the weight of the bike is supported by the 2 hub/axle bearings See top picture:...
11-30-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By Rolla

While I don't necessarily recommend it, I've seen...

While I don't necessarily recommend it, I've seen someone cover an octalink hole with a coin and then use a square-taper crank tool.
11-29-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,196
Posted By iab

Complete C&V indifference

We live in a small bubble. Don't get me wrong, I like the bubble. It's populated with mostly good folks, and for some reason I don't know, the obscure minutia fascinates me. It is a small small...
11-28-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,898
Posted By poprad

Yellow Jo Routens

As seen at Alex Singer shop this weekend. You never know what you'll come across in there. I believe he'd acquired it for another client.

Also rode with those guys again in today's 40 degree...
11-28-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,149
Posted By verktyg

Barney Bike Novella

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I'm assuming that tfbike 's frame is lilac - it could be white and blue too....
11-26-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 953
Posted By Greg R

I lived in Spain in the 1970s stationed there in...

I lived in Spain in the 1970s stationed there in the military. We lived off base and I can understand the moisture problems with masonry; we had some in the apartment building we lived in.
The main...
11-25-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By northbend

Thanksgiving

Wishing a happy thanksgiving to you all.
I am thankful for the friendships I've made because of this forum.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51421615073_0d2758ae50.jpgAFter ride BF pic
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11-22-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 948
Posted By mschwett

A well designed one should! Specializedís SL, for...

A well designed one should! Specializedís SL, for example, peaks at 100RPM. Of course, that peak is only 240w watts at the crank (300 watts of battery)Ö

...
11-19-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Too short a chain is a strong possibility. Tell...

Too short a chain is a strong possibility. Tell us how you determined the length of the chain. A common method is to wrap the yet to be connected chain around the largest rear cog and the largest...
11-10-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Lift the rear wheel off the ground (like in a...

Lift the rear wheel off the ground (like in a stand). Pull the chain up and off the rear cogs. Spin the wheel and listen/feel for the roughness. While the rear wheel is freely spinning place your...
11-10-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 710
Posted By dedhed

Except that video isn't a UN 51. No LBS is going...

Except that video isn't a UN 51. No LBS is going to disassemble a UN 51 cartridge and service it when a $20 UN 26 et al is a 10 minute job. Certainly not cost effectively even if they did. It's kind...
11-09-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,465
Posted By merziac

This is very subjective as we all know and...

This is very subjective as we all know and shifting sands at best. My bikes are not asked to do what many here ask of theirs. I don't ride that hard, never raced, got nothing for hills but can ride...
11-09-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 758
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Woah, put down that spoke wrench! 2 X is correct...

Woah, put down that spoke wrench! 2 X is correct for that build. I would NOT do 3 X on that small rim.
11-06-21, 05:14 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 37,512
Posted By SapInMyBlood

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Southern Ocean coastline in Western Australia
11-05-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,219
Posted By billridesbikes

How would you even enforce it? Motorcycle cop...

How would you even enforce it?
Motorcycle cop on the MUP?
"Excuse me sir, but this looks like an unlicensed e-bike please submit to a search. Sorry, but we'll have to confiscate this Pinarello F12...
11-05-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,219
Posted By prairiepedaler

No, never.

There are already greater than 2 million laws on the books in the USA. Every law written means someones' Liberty is limited further.

No speed laws for bikes. Electric or otherwise.

Any...
11-05-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,004
Posted By steelbikeguy

The old mechanical governors for diesel engines...

The old mechanical governors for diesel engines were interesting devices! Springs and flyweights and all manner of little fiddly bits waiting to gum up or wear out or lose spring strength. Kinda...
11-03-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 778
Posted By squirtdad

Nitto factory tour video

I had not seen this before, it is (at least to me) fascinating as to how many hand processes there are https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYIV6O6tOvY
11-03-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,219
Posted By MNebiker

Not a rant - just some random observations from a...

Not a rant - just some random observations from a old dude who has been riding an ebike for several years:

3 years ago I had a conversation with the person in charge of the local park district MUP...
11-02-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 898
Posted By Rolla

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10-30-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,773
Posted By Chuckk

The only original part on my 1987 Team Allez is...

The only original part on my 1987 Team Allez is the frame, but being built by Tesch and painted by Baylis make it pretty special.
SLX tube and something around 64 built....
10-28-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,906
Posted By nomadmax

IMO, Snap On makes the strongest, thin wall...

IMO, Snap On makes the strongest, thin wall chrome sockets.

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10-28-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,906
Posted By Chuck M

I bought my tools in the 80s and was taught to...

I bought my tools in the 80s and was taught to buy the best quality I could afford and to take care of them. I try to teach the same to the youngsters I work with and a few of them listen. The...
10-27-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 775
Posted By nlerner

SRAM PC-830 or 850.

SRAM PC-830 or 850.
10-25-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,074
Posted By Chombi1

Definitely open up the bottom bracket and clean...

Definitely open up the bottom bracket and clean and repack the bearings with grease. You would want to check the condition of bearings and races anyway.
opening up the bottom bracket is easy enough...
10-19-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,308
Posted By squirtdad

Anybody can get sued for anything I am not...

Anybody can get sued for anything

I am not an expert but I am pretty sure you are exposing yourself to potential personal liability (house, savings, etc) if you advertise, and charge for service...
10-14-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 562
Posted By blamester

Set them up with the pads touching the wheel. ...

Set them up with the pads touching the wheel.
Then pull them. Hard. See what moves.
Do it a few times.
08-11-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,221
Posted By rccardr

^^This. Plus, the housing loop for the RD is...

^^This.
Plus, the housing loop for the RD is way too long on each bike. Should be just long enough to make a smooth curve, that’s usually around a foot long.
Quality housing and quality cables...
08-11-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,221
Posted By SJX426

"SPONGY" is of interest to me in your...

"SPONGY" is of interest to me in your description. My interpretation is that the cable has flex in combination with resistance. Is the housing to the RD specific shifting housing? Don't use the...
07-22-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,835
Posted By 1simplexnut

no comment :-) ...

no comment :-)
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07-04-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,318
Posted By Koyote

You donít wear a helmet, you donít wear a jersey,...

You donít wear a helmet, you donít wear a jersey, you crashed, and your rear wheel is so out-of-true that you removed the brake caliper. And youíre surprised that they donít want you on their group...
04-15-21, 02:22 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 25,237
Posted By styggno1

A very special Seiko and my point is - "Special"....

A very special Seiko and my point is - "Special". A 1971 Grand Seiko Special. This is sort of the 3Rensho of watches and then some...

# 17
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04-06-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 25,237
Posted By styggno1

#8 ...

#8

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04-06-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 25,237
Posted By obrentharris

Not vintage, but hopefully classic. Since I was...

Not vintage, but hopefully classic.
Since I was self employed no one else was going to buy me a retirement watch so I bought this one 7 years ago when I retired. I've worn it every day since. It has...
04-05-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 25,237
Posted By styggno1

#6 From todays hobby work shop ...

#6

From todays hobby work shop

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04-02-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 25,237
Posted By markk900

Bulova Accutron SpaceView from 1970.....I bought...

Bulova Accutron SpaceView from 1970.....I bought this for my son and got it restored....cool technology!

...
10-08-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,006
Posted By cyccommute

Cable housing ferrules, actually. ...

Cable housing ferrules, actually.



Probably. You can, however, find them in various colors to match a color scheme. Donít expect to get those for free.

...
12-30-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,297
Posted By canklecat

You may be missing out on one of the best things...

You may be missing out on one of the best things about the cycling community -- looking out for each other.

I prefer to be as self-sufficient as possible but I rarely pass up an opportunity to...
12-16-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By djb

You a said that you repacked the bearings, but I...

You a said that you repacked the bearings, but I have seen an old tired bearing lose a bit of surface, start falling apart, could be that? Creating slack.
another reason I dislike working on friends...
12-07-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,899
Posted By ThermionicScott

Some of the current thinking around "sub-compact"...

Some of the current thinking around "sub-compact" cranks is actually to keep the ~46T big ring centered with the cassette. That way, one can just stay in the big ring and use the full range of the...
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