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08-16-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By icemilkcoffee

What is the issue you are having? You can inflate...

What is the issue you are having? You can inflate the tube slightly before you get the last section of the tire on the rim. that way it won't get caught between the rim and the tire.
08-15-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 1,927
Views: 315,868
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The details on this bike are just incredible! ...

The details on this bike are just incredible!
Was it industry practice at the time to make the gusset fairings out of fiberglass?
08-15-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 110
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Just curious, how did the Suntour freewheel cause...

Just curious, how did the Suntour freewheel cause the jockey wheels to crack?
08-15-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 114
Posted By icemilkcoffee

A better alternative to the hose clamp is a...

A better alternative to the hose clamp is a seatpost rack mount:
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/622x950/51urjmafxfl_ac_sl1000__de1e5743e63879bffaa99921e558c18df92c4fa2.jpg
08-15-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 187
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Did you see this document on the Shimano site? ...

Did you see this document on the Shimano site?
https://si.shimano.com/en/pdfs/ev/SL-7900-2872/EV-SL-7900-2872.pdf
It clearly says the SL7900 is for 10 speed.
08-14-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,274
Posted By icemilkcoffee

This company on Ebay says they can make you a...

This company on Ebay says they can make you a custom 45deg titanium stem in lengths from 50mm-120mm:...
08-14-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,081
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Right now the cheapest fix would be to get a...

Right now the cheapest fix would be to get a longer aluminum seatpost, adjust it to the right height, and then have a welder weld it to the frame.
08-13-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 70,609
Views: 11,553,710
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I'm surprised nobody bought this Medici with...

I'm surprised nobody bought this Medici with fillet brazed Tange Prestige tubing yet:...
08-11-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By icemilkcoffee

SR stem: ...

SR stem:
https://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=8F6039AC-084F-4E3B-AA71-205E5F68459C
08-11-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,553
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Most people use paraffin wax (AKA canning wax)...

Most people use paraffin wax (AKA canning wax) instead of candle wax to wax their chains.
08-10-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 489
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Oh yeah- the black plastic top cap for Silca...

Oh yeah- the black plastic top cap for Silca pumps. They sell just about every replacement part needed to rebuild your Silca Pump but somehow don't sell this top cap, which is held on with two sheet...
08-10-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,370
Posted By icemilkcoffee

People typically eyeball frame sizes by looking...

People typically eyeball frame sizes by looking at the headtube length. But on a bike like this- there is a huge amount of air space between the fork crown and the top of the tire. So the fork is...
08-10-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 405
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The lock ring cog is marked 7s because they don't...

The lock ring cog is marked 7s because they don't make 8s UG cassettes (except for Dura Ace which has a smaller small cog). Looks like somebody kluged together an 8 speed cluster by using a small cog...
08-10-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,521
Posted By icemilkcoffee

What is your weight and what tire pressure are...

What is your weight and what tire pressure are you running on those 52mm tires?
08-10-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 529
Posted By icemilkcoffee

If you insist on skinny tires and high pressure,...

If you insist on skinny tires and high pressure, then do it the right way and switch to tubulars. Skinny clinchers = an evolutionary dead-end.
08-10-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 405
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Yup. It's UG/HG. You can tell because there is...

Yup. It's UG/HG. You can tell because there is the skinny spline at around 4 o'clock...
08-10-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 489
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Yup. Cable guides. My Look KG96 is missing one. ...

Yup. Cable guides. My Look KG96 is missing one.
Can 3D printers print rubber or silicone pieces? Most of the brake hoods and older brifter hoods are long out of production and impossible to find.
08-09-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 313
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Any 8s IGH bike is a good deal at $240. Same with...

Any 8s IGH bike is a good deal at $240. Same with belt drives.
08-09-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,238
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Yes. That's what I did. I ended up using a feeler...

Yes. That's what I did. I ended up using a feeler gauge to put between the pad and rotor on the stationary side and then tightened the mounting bolts. But it is a tedious process. The caliper likes...
08-09-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 467
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Be careful with oven cleaners in general, some of...

Be careful with oven cleaners in general, some of them will clean the anodization right off aluminum parts!
08-09-22, 12:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,238
Posted By icemilkcoffee

My other son's MTB has V-brake rim brakes, and I...

My other son's MTB has V-brake rim brakes, and I have to agree that it stops better than the single piston discs. I purposely looked for a disc brake bike this time around thinking it's progress and...
08-08-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 405
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Does it already have a cassette body? If so itís...

Does it already have a cassette body? If so itís already compatible with 10 speed. 8-10 sp share the same cassettt body.
11sp uses a wider cassette body
08-08-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,238
Posted By icemilkcoffee

thatís how it is in all car brakes with angle...

thatís how it is in all car brakes with angle pistons - the calipers float. You will never find one that bends the brake disc to meet the other brake shoe.
08-08-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,238
Posted By icemilkcoffee

It's a Trek 3500. The more I look at this bike...

It's a Trek 3500. The more I look at this bike the more I hate it. The front fork has a conventional downwards opening, so hard braking could force the hub downwards. The brake levers have no reach...
08-08-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,238
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Mech disc brake with single piston = scam?

I bought my son a used MTB to ride to school with. It came with mechanical disc brakes. The front one was really stiff and the stopping power unimpressive. I looked at the caliper carefully and...
08-08-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 477
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I prefer the 9 or 10 speed drivetrains. The 11 sp...

I prefer the 9 or 10 speed drivetrains. The 11 sp drivetrain requires the rear wheel to be dished even more than before, and you need to trim more with that wider cassette. Newer bikes solved these...
08-08-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,588
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The TPU tubes are really thin. Feels kind of like...

The TPU tubes are really thin. Feels kind of like plastic shopping bag. Whereas butyl tubes have a certain thickness to it.
08-08-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 979
Posted By icemilkcoffee

What is 'vintage specifications' now? I think any...

What is 'vintage specifications' now? I think any competent wheel builder can build a vintage wheel if you gave him the hub and rim.
08-07-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 468
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Yes , Italian thread: 35mm diameter x 24TPI

Yes , Italian thread: 35mm diameter x 24TPI
08-06-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,454
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Medici - fillet brazed Tange Prestige tubing $445...

Medici - fillet brazed Tange Prestige tubing $445
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x720/medici_tange_prestige_033c87c3358455dd5359395366005a108bb90caa.jpg...
08-05-22, 11:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Why does it have a Tiagra rear shifter and SRAM...

Why does it have a Tiagra rear shifter and SRAM front shifter? Did the original Tiagra front shifter get damaged in a crash? What other creative fixes did this guy do? Just for this alone I would...
08-05-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 553
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Very interesting test setup. What are the actual...

Very interesting test setup. What are the actual numbers so far?
is it possible to rig up another dial indicator for the cable travel block? Iím not a big fan of handheld calipers because the...
08-05-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,175
Posted By icemilkcoffee

You can use any Shimano 2x8 brifters EXCEPT the...

You can use any Shimano 2x8 brifters EXCEPT the Claris R2000 ones
08-05-22, 12:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Peel off the bar tape and see if you can find the...

Peel off the bar tape and see if you can find the model name stamped on the drops
...
08-04-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 949
Posted By icemilkcoffee

3TTT fan here. Mutant stem and Prima 199 bars on...

3TTT fan here. Mutant stem and Prima 199 bars on my Look KG96:
...
08-04-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,588
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Does anyone else notice that it seems to take...

Does anyone else notice that it seems to take more strokes to pump up the TPU tubes? Seems like there is a higher volume of air inside these tubes. On my Look bike I have a TPU tube in one wheel and...
08-04-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,065
Posted By icemilkcoffee

What car do you drive? If it's just one road bike...

What car do you drive? If it's just one road bike I would just take the front wheel off and carry it inside the car.
And then use a tow hitch mounted swing-away cargo box to store whatever you...
08-04-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 569
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Do you have to go on regular streets? On the map...

Do you have to go on regular streets? On the map the trail seems to turn into dirt and then ends somewhere in East Palo Alto.


That is a great idea. The bridge by itself is a good 5.5mile each...
08-04-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,007
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The leather would look great, but the...

The leather would look great, but the vinyl/rubber type wrap is way easier to keep clean. With the white bar tape and white hoods, you're going to have to wipe it down pretty much every week.
08-04-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 627
Posted By icemilkcoffee

That would have to be a very long legged 5'1"...

That would have to be a very long legged 5'1" person to go on a 52cm frame. I bought 650c wheeled bikes for my sons who were around that height. I think a 650c wheel bike is best for people that...
08-03-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 949
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The problem with Cinelli bar/stem is that they...

The problem with Cinelli bar/stem is that they painted themselves into a corner with the 26.4mm clamp diameter.
3TTT made a lot of awesome stems and bars though, especially later in the Ergo era. ...
08-03-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,007
Posted By icemilkcoffee

It's crying out for white finishing tape...

It's crying out for white finishing tape there..... although I'm sure you scoured the earth to find that Cinelli logo black tape :lol:
08-03-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 580
Posted By icemilkcoffee

You can't just cover rust with nail polish...

You can't just cover rust with nail polish enamel. It needs to be sanded down first. The rust here appears to have gotten under the paint in places, so it is significant
08-02-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,180
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The real pedals have the Shimano Ultegra label on...

The real pedals have the Shimano Ultegra label on it. The 'fake' ones clearly do not have any Ultegra or Shimano labels on it....
08-02-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,492
Posted By icemilkcoffee

My main point being, I see no reason to spread...

My main point being, I see no reason to spread the frame with all the available options at 126mm. If you want to run brifters- there are 7 speed brifters. You can run brifters with either a 7 speed...
08-02-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,492
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I am against doing anything to the frame that...

I am against doing anything to the frame that permanently alters it and I would not buy a frame that has been altered by a non-professional.
There are tons of 126mm options. What drivetrain do you...
08-02-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 498
Posted By icemilkcoffee

If you are using indexed shifters, I would go...

If you are using indexed shifters, I would go with the RD with the SIS label on it just for peace of mind.
07-31-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I wonder what happened to that automated lugged...

I wonder what happened to that automated lugged frame brazing machine? Sounds like something a custom builder could make use of.
07-30-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By icemilkcoffee

It doesnít matter which one you use because none...

It doesnít matter which one you use because none of them really work all that well. If youíre expecting miracles- itís not going to happen.
07-30-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 532
Posted By icemilkcoffee

When you get to the last section of the tire that...

When you get to the last section of the tire that still needs to be snapped in, first use your finger to reach under and push the tube in. And then with your other hand press down on the tire (and...
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