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08-14-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 500
Posted By Doug Fattic

I'll start by answering the OP's question about...

I'll start by answering the OP's question about how often are classic era bike frames out of alignment. As a builder/painter since the mid 70's, I've done hundreds (thousands probably) of alignments....
08-13-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 500
Posted By bulgie

Yeah it's "common knowledge" that 753 can't be...

Yeah it's "common knowledge" that 753 can't be cold-set, but what they really should have said is it's difficult to cold set. If it springs back without taking a set, it just means you didn't push...
08-13-22, 05:19 AM
Replies: 3,586
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Views: 574,620
Posted By smontanaro

I'm new to the 50+ forum, but have been hanging...

I'm new to the 50+ forum, but have been hanging out on the C&V forum for maybe ten years, as all my bikes are of a certain age. I'm 68, retired, ride 4-5 days a week, both for recreation and...
08-12-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By KerryIrons

Grease works just fine in this application UNLESS...

Grease works just fine in this application UNLESS you plan to never clean and lube your bike. While not really true, in bicycling applications anti seize is just grease that lasts a long time in...
08-11-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 324
Posted By SurferRosa

I'd drill a hole (two, actually) at the bottom of...

I'd drill a hole (two, actually) at the bottom of the crack to prevent spread. Start with a tiny hole and then go one bigger.
08-11-22, 04:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By Bike Gremlin

My long-winded detailed drivel on anti-seize...

My long-winded detailed drivel on anti-seize (including the carbon mounting paste) (https://bike.bikegremlin.com/7172/anti-seize/).

At least that's what's worked for me so far.

TL/DR: grease is...
08-09-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,458
Posted By Iride01

When you are driving a motor vehicle, is that the...

When you are driving a motor vehicle, is that the way you view slower traffic of any kind in front of you?

The burden for dealing with slower traffic in front of you is your burden. Not the person...
08-08-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 586
Posted By KerryIrons

Are you going to be riding 100 miles or just...

Are you going to be riding 100 miles or just around the block. If the former, then hard soles and cleats (if you can find them). If the latter, any shoe will do.
08-07-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,458
Posted By 79pmooney

For me, it will always be a helmet mirror. It's...

For me, it will always be a helmet mirror. It's a better mirror than I have in my car. (Yes, I do have better visibility in the car but it takes all three mirrors to get there.) Personally, things...
08-06-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,419
Posted By CVT

I think whoever refuse to leach their dog, the...

I think whoever refuse to leach their dog, the dog should be taken away from them and given to another responsible person, doing so will reduce the chances of broken bones and other injuries to...
08-05-22, 10:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,419
Posted By Desert Ryder

^^^ THIS^^^ Fed the troll twice...lesson...

^^^ THIS^^^
Fed the troll twice...lesson learned.
08-04-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,309
Posted By Paul Barnard

Treat yourself to a titanium frame. You deserve...

Treat yourself to a titanium frame. You deserve it.
08-03-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,028
Posted By indyfabz

You could put in a new tube and try to boot the...

You could put in a new tube and try to boot the sidewall with something like a dollar bill.
08-03-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 806
Posted By squirtdad

de rosa's have always been not easy to date...

de rosa's have always been not easy to date precisely

this seems to me to be repaint of an older frame, with incorrect decals. as this does not appear to be a nuevo classico

the nuevo classico...
07-29-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 603
Posted By SurferRosa

Strongly disagree. Most of my bikes use Campy...

Strongly disagree. Most of my bikes use Campy Record hubs, and I always adjust for preload. It's a bigger issue in the rear. The front skewer isn't locked down as tightly.
07-29-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 603
Posted By 79pmooney

The force in a QR skewer is a lot. The skewer...

The force in a QR skewer is a lot. The skewer steel stretches. And, the axle steel compresses. Not as much; there is more steel in the axle than the skewer but it does compress. With a look at...
Forum: Recumbent
07-21-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By linberl

I noticed with my (first) recumbent that after...

I noticed with my (first) recumbent that after riding a while I dropped the seat back a little more and also lengthened the boom. It took me a while to get used to the position and then find the...
07-16-22, 11:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 548
Posted By ThermionicScott

Pfft. I do.

Pfft. I do.
07-13-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 504
Posted By cxwrench

I thought you'd left? I NEVER turn a bike upside...

I thought you'd left? I NEVER turn a bike upside down. The only way to fully seat the q/r axle in the dropout is to do it right-side-up and put weight on the bike. Most times a customer comes in w/ a...
07-03-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By MattTheHat

I don't think asking if the store is legit is the...

I don't think asking if the store is legit is the purpose of these posts. The purpose is to get more people to go look and hopefully snag more suckers than without such posts. It seems the OPs...
06-23-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1,785
Views: 372,711
Posted By 52telecaster

This woman should be a celebrity.... ...

This woman should be a celebrity....

https://youtu.be/llQmKXAGeXU
06-20-22, 05:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,742
Posted By Hondo6

FWIW: resurrecting "dead" threads is generally...

FWIW: resurrecting "dead" threads is generally somewhat frowned upon. This thread has been inactive for nearly 2 1/2 years

A more accepted method is to first research the issue using BikeForums...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By cyclezen

Aside from Saddle marketing BS, I think personal...

Aside from Saddle marketing BS, I think personal anatomy still controls what 'works' for any rider. And it's often little things. Being 'designed' for a certain position or riding quality will always...
06-12-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 545
Posted By dedhed

https://www.google.com/search?q=stuck+seatpost+bik...

https://www.google.com/search?q=stuck+seatpost+bike+forums+site:www.bikeforums.net&rlz=1CAHOUC_enUS997&sxsrf=ALiCzsawdhD8nVZrSseyU1fQuA9NwTekCQ:1655038117300&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjj3si4-af4AhXKOM0KHU2oBnIQ...
06-01-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,543
Posted By curbtender

Well, I'd say something, but this comes to...

Well, I'd say something, but this comes to mind...ultracrepidarian.
06-01-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 814
Posted By Bike Gremlin

If it's of any help, I wrote in some detail about...

If it's of any help, I wrote in some detail about the shifter, brake cable, and housing standards (https://bike.bikegremlin.com/8548/cable-housing-standards/) - with pics and all. :)
05-30-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,337
Posted By iab

While there is currently nothing there, I own the...

While there is currently nothing there, I own the website vivacycling.com. My email is vivacycling@thatoneoverlylargecompany.com. Mini doesn't "allow" of a hitch on my Clubman, but I got one anyway...
05-28-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 840
Posted By MattTheHat

So much wrong with these two sentences that I...

So much wrong with these two sentences that I wont even bother. Welcome to BF, indeed. :foo:
05-27-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,115
Posted By genejockey

I HAVE steel, Ti, Carbon, and aluminum bikes. ...

I HAVE steel, Ti, Carbon, and aluminum bikes. Each of them has its good and bad points. Steel is nice, but it's heavy. Titanium is like steel, but lighter, and sadly way more expensive. CF is...
05-26-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,115
Posted By cyccommute

The hanger only becomes weak over time because...

The hanger only becomes weak over time because you are realigning it. You can probably get away with trying to bend a replaceable derailer hanger once. Any more than that is questionable. Even...
05-22-22, 06:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By KerryIrons

Do not try to take it apart. No user serviceable...

Do not try to take it apart. No user serviceable parts inside. Flush it out and relube it. If that doesn't work and your cables and casings are good and properly installed, THEN you need a new...
05-21-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By djb

Boy, how long has it been since we've had to yell...

Boy, how long has it been since we've had to yell that out in a movie theatre?!
Or the scant few times when Mr projectionist fell asleep and didn't get the next reel ready and missed his dot marks...
05-20-22, 11:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By icemilkcoffee

5600, 7800, 5700, 7900, are all compatible....

5600, 7800, 5700, 7900, are all compatible. Microshift and Sanseh also make compatible shifters.
4700 on the other hand, is not compatible, even though it is also 10 speed.
05-18-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 375
Posted By KerryIrons

Not broken. Grease works just fine. If the post...

Not broken. Grease works just fine. If the post slips when torqued to the proper setting, then switch to carbon assembly paste, which is just grease with grit in it.
05-12-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 988
Posted By smd4

I think that may have been one of the most...

I think that may have been one of the most beautiful cranksets Shimano ever made. Maybe even nicer than the Dura Ace of the same vintage.
05-03-22, 08:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 550
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

so I read this post, to my reply to the OP, this...

so I read this post, to my reply to the OP, this morning as I was about to leave for my volunteer stint at our regional non profit bike recycler. I had quickly started a response and deleted it due...
05-01-22, 05:18 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,120
Posted By Bianchigirll

…. ...

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04-29-22, 04:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,549
Posted By tcs

Fastest way to break in a Brooks is to buy a...

Fastest way to break in a Brooks is to buy a Selle Anatomica instead. :thumb:
04-22-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By base2

It's just a standard cable ferrule. The key way...

It's just a standard cable ferrule. The key way locks into a split cable stop or into the shifter. The sleeve helps shun mud & other contaminants from collecting & being dragged up into the housing....
04-20-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 484
Posted By roadcrankr

Good thing for you there's not a thumbs-down button.

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From my parts bin. Shimano sold the HG901 with pins - and no quicklink - for...
04-19-22, 05:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 759
Posted By fishboat

The others have given good advice, but "lather"...

The others have given good advice, but "lather" is not it. I haven't read a Brooks manual in recent years (have a half dozen of various forms of B17's), but I'd be surprised to learn they actually...
04-18-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 759
Posted By SurferRosa

"No" to both. :thumb:

"No" to both. :thumb:
04-18-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By 79pmooney

've been using the small Cat Eye helmet mirrors a...

've been using the small Cat Eye helmet mirrors a long time. I like all but the clamp onto the helmet so I make my own brackets that the clamp secures onto well and bolt the bracket to the helmet...
04-13-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,056
Posted By drlogik

Folks, the OP has Lanocote. It's specifically...

Folks, the OP has Lanocote. It's specifically made to prevent galvanic corrosion, especially in salt water conditions with different metals. It will work great!
04-12-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,420
Posted By WhyFi

Generous cut-outs are a must for me, too, and for...

Generous cut-outs are a must for me, too, and for the same reason. Width is also important. I also found that I did better with less padding. In my experience, once I got these right, I was putting...
04-08-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,491
Posted By genejockey

Tell you what - I have a couple saddle bags I'll...

Tell you what - I have a couple saddle bags I'll never use. I'll bring them to the May C&V ride, and if you swing by at the start (10 AM, same place we met a couple months back), you can have one....
04-08-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,491
Posted By KerryIrons

I think the technical term for this kind of...

I think the technical term for this kind of behavior is "moocher."
04-07-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,690
Posted By kingston

Yes that makes sense. I just looked at the KMC...

Yes that makes sense. I just looked at the KMC website and they do say that some of their chains series have coatings while others make no mention of coatings. In any case, I've waxed and used up a...
04-03-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,669
Posted By Kabuki12

I think track riding on a surface unmolested by...

I think track riding on a surface unmolested by pot holes and deteriorated asphalt is different than what most of us experience on our rides. That uneven , unpredictable surface is better ridden on...
04-01-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 544
Posted By Slowridr

Could this be something more then a scratch?

Does this look like anything more then a scratch? New rims
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20220401_173010_4e93f17914b816f54af869d238e1c9c136da753d.jpg...
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