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12-16-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By trail_monkey

Interesting. I have 2 sets. One use 110 BCD and...

Interesting. I have 2 sets. One use 110 BCD and the other is 144. I've never heard of 118
12-15-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 971
Posted By trail_monkey

I I doubt these are forged. From what I've read...

I I doubt these are forged. From what I've read online and seen and compared it looks like they're probably cast aluminum. But maybe my Sram cranks are also cast? I don't know. is one bottom bracket...
12-15-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 971
Posted By trail_monkey

older sakae cranks

I have a couple sets from '80s road bikes that are in really nice shape. Are they comparable in quality to modern cranks such as Sram rival or other manufacturers?
12-09-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,822
Posted By trail_monkey

This is what I have around me and yes I single...

This is what I have around me and yes I single speed. The pic with the cyclist going down the hill is not me. It's a competitor from my 2020 gravel race....
11-25-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 952
Posted By trail_monkey

thatís a beautiful bike! Thank you

thatís a beautiful bike! Thank you
11-25-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 849
Posted By trail_monkey

Must be 10 speed road. All my wheels started life...

Must be 10 speed road. All my wheels started life as 10 speed mountain (XT and Hope). All mine look like the picture on the left.
11-23-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 952
Posted By trail_monkey

thanks! I have a couple sets of polished Sakae...

thanks! I have a couple sets of polished Sakae cranks hanging on the wall. One is 110 bcd and the other is 144 bcd. I had 3 sets of original double rings for them too that were scavenged from mid 80s...
11-23-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 952
Posted By trail_monkey

Thanks for the offer and advice. I built a wheel...

Thanks for the offer and advice. I built a wheel set for an old Panasonic a few years ago using cr-18 rims. Good set! I am not in the market now but dreaming and drooling lol. Maybe sometime in 2021.
11-21-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 952
Posted By trail_monkey

Building my first fixed gear?

I have been building all my rides for several years now including all my wheels. I own all the tools and have collected some vintage parts along the way. I have never ridden a fixie (only single...
11-18-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,030
Posted By trail_monkey

😄😄👍 Right on man

😄😄👍 Right on man
11-18-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,030
Posted By trail_monkey

👍 I have Hope hubs on one bike 🙂

👍 I have Hope hubs on one bike 🙂
11-17-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,030
Posted By trail_monkey

Thanks for the reply. I've been running single...

Thanks for the reply. I've been running single speed setups like this for several years now and although I'm not the most abusive person out there I've never had a problem. It's just Christmas is...
11-17-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,030
Posted By trail_monkey

single speed freewheel versus SS cog

All of my single speeds are conversions on either Shimano XT hubs or Hope hubs. I am running wolftooth, Chris King, and Surly cogs. What's the benefits of a single speed freewheel rear hub besides...
11-14-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 308
Posted By trail_monkey

frame sizing

I found my answer.
11-07-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By trail_monkey

36 it is

36 it is
11-06-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By trail_monkey

Yeah trying to find one ring to rule them all is...

Yeah trying to find one ring to rule them all is maybe impossible
11-01-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,850
Posted By trail_monkey

Do what I did on 2 different Somas, Put your...

Do what I did on 2 different Somas, Put your favorite beer bottle cap on the lugs. I've gotten lots of compliments and personally, being half Irish, I'll honor a bottle of Guinness anyday :)
...
11-01-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By trail_monkey

42 or 36 front?

I have a Sram Rival crankset on my Wolverine and a 42T original ring with spider and a 36 Wolf Tooth oval direct mount. I have run both rings with various cogs in SS mode. I hate changing rings back...
09-17-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By trail_monkey

Don't sweat it man I will lol. chances are she...

Don't sweat it man I will lol. chances are she will not even be riding this much this year because winter will be here soon and she's not an avid cyclist. I'm more shooting for next summer. But yes I...
09-17-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By trail_monkey

project Panasonic completed ( sort of )

Well I got this baby completed. Except I threw some used 700x32 Bontrager knobbies on and they are junk lol. I ran them on my gravel bike a few years ago and they have slipped belts and they are worn...
09-17-20, 04:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,492
Posted By trail_monkey

interesting. It took me a while to see the...

interesting. It took me a while to see the difference because mine also has one forward and one aft bolt. Without being around my bike now I can't remember. Did they invert that top piece between the...
09-16-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,492
Posted By trail_monkey

I don't know if there's a trick or not but I've...

I don't know if there's a trick or not but I've never had a problem. I do however know what you're speaking of. You just got to keep things into account. If you tighten up the back bolt and the...
09-15-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,492
Posted By trail_monkey

I just bought a VO long setback post (only it was...

I just bought a VO long setback post (only it was black) but man what a nice seat post and I believe they make a silver one.
09-09-20, 05:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By trail_monkey

I see what you're saying now. those look very...

I see what you're saying now. those look very similar to the brakes I'm talking about except mine have a third piece behind the two arms with a long stud that goes through the crossover piece in the...
09-08-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 441
Posted By trail_monkey

Oh gotcha... Look on velobase and if you can find...

Oh gotcha... Look on velobase and if you can find your derailleur, it should have specs.
http://velobase.com/
09-08-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 441
Posted By trail_monkey

You can calculate your chain wrap capacity by...

You can calculate your chain wrap capacity by subtracting the number of teeth on your largest front chainring from the number of teeth on your smallest front chainring, doing the same with the gears...
09-08-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By trail_monkey

What's a U brake? What I meant by the Bridgestone...

What's a U brake? What I meant by the Bridgestone brakes being similar was this....I know a lot of MTBs had a 2 piece centerpull brake where each side had an arm and shoe with an individual bolt that...
09-08-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By trail_monkey

Good to know! These center pull brakes look...

Good to know! These center pull brakes look identical to what came out on the Bridgestone. They mount with a single stud and pivot on the center brace. The Bridgestone brakes WERE NOT the style that...
09-08-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By trail_monkey

brake compatibility questions

Will a set of nice center pull brakes from a Schwinn drop bar road bike work well with flat bar brake levers that came off a 91 Bridgestone MB-1 MTB that also had center pull brakes? I assumed it...
Replies: 34
Views: 1,241
Posted By trail_monkey

I went and scavenged a couple sets of center...

I went and scavenged a couple sets of center pulls. The center pulls do have a little bit longer reach than the original Dia comps. It doesn't appear as if the bridge on this rear triangle is...
Replies: 34
Views: 1,241
Posted By trail_monkey

That is so very true and I would not argue any...

That is so very true and I would not argue any different lol!
Replies: 34
Views: 1,241
Posted By trail_monkey

👍😅

👍😅
Replies: 34
Views: 1,241
Posted By trail_monkey

oh crap lol I'm going to go back and edit that....

oh crap lol I'm going to go back and edit that. I've had a few to drink I'm so sorry haha! 😉
That's what happens when you talk to your phone and you get to rambling on and you're not paying...
Replies: 34
Views: 1,241
Posted By trail_monkey

Thanks. Yeah I actually build bikes for a hobby....

Thanks. Yeah I actually build bikes for a hobby. I'm aware of the difference between a free wheel and a free hub lol. but yeah I did since I posted this find some 700c wheels with a freewheel rear...
Replies: 34
Views: 1,241
Posted By trail_monkey

So when I Google search 700c rims of course I've...

So when I Google search 700c rims of course I've get lots of results. But I'm looking for cheap/budget.... Not a hundred plus dollars for a pair. This is an old bike that wasn't exactly high-end in...
Replies: 34
Views: 1,241
Posted By trail_monkey

Thank you for that info! I'm not sure if I'm...

Thank you for that info! I'm not sure if I'm going to need them or not but if I do I will start looking for some
Replies: 34
Views: 1,241
Posted By trail_monkey

Touche. Yeah my measurements were off these are...

Touche. Yeah my measurements were off these are 27-in wheels.
Replies: 34
Views: 1,241
Posted By trail_monkey

Well I did it pretty rough. I used a tape measure...

Well I did it pretty rough. I used a tape measure and I measured from the center of the axle to the outside lip of each rim and they were both measuring about 12 3/4". Then I measured as best I could...
Replies: 34
Views: 1,241
Posted By trail_monkey

I just compared measurements to the 700C wheel...

I just compared measurements to the 700C wheel set that's on my modern bike and I feel really embarrassed right now because these are 700c wheels that were on this bike as well as the other two parts...
Replies: 34
Views: 1,241
Posted By trail_monkey

Those are 27-in rims too. I do have a 700c bike...

Those are 27-in rims too. I do have a 700c bike that's modern with disc brakes. The hub spacing won't line up but maybe I could temporarily squeeze those rims in just to get a rough idea of where the...
Replies: 34
Views: 1,241
Posted By trail_monkey

That's exactly what I was thinking but the...

That's exactly what I was thinking but the trouble is on all these 27-in wheel bikes I have laying around the brake pads aren't evenly adjusted from side to side lol. So I have no way of knowing what...
Replies: 34
Views: 1,241
Posted By trail_monkey

Here is several pictures. I've already thrown...

Here is several pictures. I've already thrown away the free wheeling bottom bracket and put in a standard English threaded square taper bottom bracket from one of the other bikes. I have several good...
Replies: 34
Views: 1,241
Posted By trail_monkey

Yes why?

Yes why?
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Views: 1,241
Posted By trail_monkey

So 700c is a little bit bigger diameter than 27...

So 700c is a little bit bigger diameter than 27 correct? That means I just have to get shorter brake calipers or would there be enough adjustment up and down with the brake pads to compensate?
Replies: 34
Views: 1,241
Posted By trail_monkey

is it worth it?

I don't need definite answers just asking advice. This old Panasonic tourist that I have been working on for my wife appears to be in pretty solid shape on the frame. There was some light surface...
09-02-20, 05:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By trail_monkey

Lol understood! I have experienced cold setting...

Lol understood! I have experienced cold setting as I modernized an old Panasonic road bike and reset the rear triangle to 130. But that said I really didn't want to have to squeeze these fork blades...
09-02-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By trail_monkey

Awesome. I'm pretty confident there's no way I...

Awesome. I'm pretty confident there's no way I would find a hub to fit this fork over in this particular salvage yard I've been rummaging through. but I should be able to find a 9 mm axle and if not...
09-02-20, 05:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By trail_monkey

I actually agree with you but I just wanted to...

I actually agree with you but I just wanted to make sure. These older forks have the dropouts that sweep back a little bit instead of forward like some of the modern forks.
09-02-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By trail_monkey

Why no spacers? We're only talking about 2.5 to 3...

Why no spacers? We're only talking about 2.5 to 3 mm per side? It's not like it's that much.
09-02-20, 05:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By trail_monkey

I thought it was odd too because I figured these...

I thought it was odd too because I figured these bikes would have a similar front spacing. So I googled it and on Sheldon's website He listed those spacings and they measured within a millimeter of...
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