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08-15-22, 03:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 428
Posted By Ross200

Rubber better than wood or metal. A piece of...

Rubber better than wood or metal. A piece of old inner tube over the pump head will make it more likely to work when you need it.
08-12-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 241
Posted By Ross200

Part(most?) of the problem could be related to...

Part(most?) of the problem could be related to the bottom bracket drop and the corresponding angle between the chain stay and the seat stay. Shimano makes some FD in spec for 63-66 degree angle and...
08-05-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By Ross200

Forgive me for I have sinned-I covet my...

Forgive me for I have sinned-I covet my neighbor's Ryffranck. I know it fits but I dare not ride it. If it goes missing, the police will come to my bike room first.

A passionate and skilled...
07-30-22, 06:38 PM
07-27-22, 02:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 483
Posted By Ross200

Many Shimano chainrings of this vintage...

Many Shimano chainrings of this vintage have(had?) several teeth that are cut down and shaped to facilitate shifting-super glide. Many not familiar with this feature have been tricked into thinking...
07-24-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 871
Posted By Ross200

Straight gauge spokes can cause or exacerbate...

Straight gauge spokes can cause or exacerbate this type of problem because of the lack of elasticity. The length of the elbow, the angle of the elbow and the shape of the spoke head can also cause...
07-11-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By Ross200

Similar revelations! Pristine mid-generation...

Similar revelations! Pristine mid-generation head badge a valuable asset.
07-02-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,263
Posted By Ross200

I would get a repair estimate from a...

I would get a repair estimate from a knowledgeable shop-replacing "buckled" tubes and re-chrome blows past $2k in a hurry. Also get replacement estimates for a modern "equivalent" bicycle as DD...
06-24-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By Ross200

Many hub manufacturers increased spoke hole...

Many hub manufacturers increased spoke hole diameter to facilitate machine building.

Don't rely on the spec sheet. Put a spoke in a hole of the hub and pull it out perpendicular to the hub axle....
06-04-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 515
Posted By Ross200

+1 on a better bike shop. 9 speed triple...

+1 on a better bike shop. 9 speed triple drivetrain parts are still made and as available as anything else in the current market. The idea of charging extra is a big red flag for me.
04-29-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 716
Posted By Ross200

Maybe "Third Hand" tool?

Maybe "Third Hand" tool?
04-04-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 937
Posted By Ross200

Thanks for the reminder not to use a cone wrench...

Thanks for the reminder not to use a cone wrench on my pedals that ONLY use hex fittings! Period. And reminding me that I am another "no one" with my several pair of MKS-EZ pedals.
02-04-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 765
Posted By Ross200

The "silent free hub" did find a following in the...

The "silent free hub" did find a following in the IceBike groups for cold weather riding. Shattered pawls are no fun at -40!
12-23-21, 12:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By Ross200

In 1980 Bikeology advertised the Silca art 74...

In 1980 Bikeology advertised the Silca art 74 floor pump for $36. Mail order--not bike shop retail--kind of like internet shopping-remember? In 2021 dollars that is $121.43--so it would seem $115...
12-19-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,217
Posted By Ross200

You can make a surprisingly compact and secure...

You can make a surprisingly compact and secure bundle of a coupled tandem using bubble wrap or moving blankets and some packing cling wrap or tape. Wrap the parts in the padding as you take them...
10-22-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,858
Posted By Ross200

Ryde makes Andra rims specially drilled for...

Ryde makes Andra rims specially drilled for Rohloff-the angle of the spoke hole drilling is optimized for the large hub flange so the spoke path from the rim is less severe. The one photo seems to...
09-01-21, 01:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 906
Posted By Ross200

What about: ...

What about:

https://www.paulcomp.com/shop/components/drivetrain/shifting/shimanothumbies/
08-29-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,431
Posted By Ross200

Phil Wood makes 17 mm spindles in a wide range of...

Phil Wood makes 17 mm spindles in a wide range of lengths to get the right chainline with the square taper crank of your choice.
06-15-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,909
Posted By Ross200

https://www.bikeforums.net/tandem-cycling/1209488-...

https://www.bikeforums.net/tandem-cycling/1209488-astral-leviathan-tandem-wheels-voluntary-replacement.html

New rims aren't getting narrower for gravel/bikepacking/mountain bikes-they are getting...
04-19-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,051
Posted By Ross200

Have I seen this before? When the hills get...

Have I seen this before? When the hills get high....

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/319403798547620844/
04-10-21, 04:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By Ross200

Mendon Cyclesmith is the place!

Mendon Cyclesmith is the place!
03-13-21, 01:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,093
Posted By Ross200

If you do not have the Campy pawl retainer tool, ...

If you do not have the Campy pawl retainer tool, dental floss works good to keep the pawls in place during re assembly.
02-28-21, 03:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,258
Posted By Ross200

That groupset looks good on the bike it is on!

That groupset looks good on the bike it is on!
02-26-21, 05:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,563
Posted By Ross200

Trek 710-700 series from this era are very...

Trek 710-700 series from this era are very underrated.

Nice looking ride!
02-15-21, 11:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,289
Posted By Ross200

Traditional 3 piece BB slides right by-most...

Traditional 3 piece BB slides right by-most likely what came out. One can remove the offending screw/bolt and cable guide, install cartridge BB and re install said cable guide and securing...
02-09-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,245
Posted By Ross200

We use TA rings many of our triple setups, tandem...

We use TA rings many of our triple setups, tandem and half bike. The outer and middle rings come with pins but not ramps. They shift fine and last much longer than stock Shimano for us. The great...
01-20-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,636
Posted By Ross200

Jagwire has shift cables longer than 4 meters in...

Jagwire has shift cables longer than 4 meters in both Shimano/Sram and Campagnolo ends. Shops that deal in recumbents are more likely to have longer cables in stock(in non-COVID times anyway). ...
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