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08-05-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 598
Posted By smd4

Six foot two?? With long legs?? Sorry. In my...

Six foot two?? With long legs??

Sorry. In my opinion...that frame is WAY TOO SMALL for you!

And the seatpost is on my side.
07-28-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,018
Posted By smd4

Happily, I didn't have to look far. And no need...

Happily, I didn't have to look far. And no need to scream.
07-20-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 495
Posted By shoota

You don't need to change the fork, that's crazy...

You don't need to change the fork, that's crazy talk.
06-01-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By soyabean

When I fix a bikes that have seized adjusters, I...

When I fix a bikes that have seized adjusters, I simply re-do the cable at the derailler, and I am always spot on with perfect shifting, without need to touch an adjuster, working or seized.

In...
05-26-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 855
Posted By Koyote

I'd be willing to bet that your weight and power...

I'd be willing to bet that your weight and power output have absolutely nothing to do with your problem.
05-19-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 925
Posted By spelger

Really, I don't know what your problem is...you...

Really, I don't know what your problem is...you have iron hands, just grab that thing and crank away. ;)
05-10-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 884
Posted By smd4

You should expect prompt communication from...

You should expect prompt communication from sellers. If you don't get that--move on.
04-29-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,357
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

To the bolded- Many carbon fork brands want the...

To the bolded- Many carbon fork brands want the top of the steerer to slightly extend above the top of the stem, to insure that the stem is clamping completely on the steerer far enough from the end...
04-25-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 792
Posted By bboy314

I would add that the quality and construction of...

I would add that the quality and construction of the components is also a huge shortcoming of these bikes, and thatís why many are suggesting that trying to alter them for better performance is a...
04-22-22, 12:35 AM
Replies: 70,508
Views: 11,539,086
Posted By philpeugeot

Mafac Racer Brakes NOS/NIB - $150 (palo...

Mafac Racer Brakes NOS/NIB - $150 (palo alto)https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/bop/d/palo-alto-mafac-racer-brakes-nos-nib/7474324753.html...
04-13-22, 05:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 511
Posted By Aerzon

Based on one reply here and the look of the...

Based on one reply here and the look of the pedal, is it safe to assume I would be okay to forgo the cleats and just use them as standard clip & strap pedals?
04-01-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7,686
Views: 859,236
Posted By smontanaro

An order from Framebuilder's Supply (the Nikko...

An order from Framebuilder's Supply (the Nikko lugs are from Doug Fattic). Dropouts are still en route. It's a start...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51976015145_043000938a_c.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,554
Posted By Koyote

Sure, okay. But your arms shouldn't be bearing so...

Sure, okay. But your arms shouldn't be bearing so much weight that you need to lift weights to make it work.
03-08-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,063
Posted By Classtime

Go buy this:...

Go buy this: https://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/bik/d/saint-petersburg-panasonic-pro-touring/7453769870.html
I bet the top tube is relatively short for a 63 and that 63 might be Center to Top. ...
03-03-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 489
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm... You'll have to be careful that you...

Hmmm...
You'll have to be careful that you don't mess up the folding. Some of the larger internal gear hubs are even 135mm spacing.

Whatever you do, also make sure you realign the dropouts after...
02-20-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,303
Posted By The Golden Boy

I think the group that's populated this forum...

I think the group that's populated this forum since I've been here has mostly been "pro (sort of) level top tube, non-OS tubed, respectful of old bikes in general. Pretty much." Additionally, I...
01-08-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,618
Posted By cxwrench

Wrong.

Wrong.
01-04-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5,232
Views: 599,500
Posted By Topless68

Another non-bike related wrenching...

Another non-bike related wrenching session....driving sim rig for my son (and me :thumb:) junkyard seat, and only about $25 worth of lumber. made it in 2 pieces so it'd fit through the door...
12-08-21, 05:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 994
Posted By GordonP

Thanks for the links for the Kool-Stop brake...

Thanks for the links for the Kool-Stop brake pads, unfortunately they have no stock. I did find a shop in Halifax, Nova Scotia that have the Jagwire Basics in black rubber for $5.99 plus 15% off and...
11-22-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 623
Posted By JohnDThompson

Epoxy a sacrificial Allen key to the bolt and use...

Epoxy a sacrificial Allen key to the bolt and use it to remove the bolt.
11-21-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 70,508
Views: 11,539,086
Posted By hose

Can we ban Facebook links?

Can we ban Facebook links?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,175
Posted By Andy Somnifac

You may not want a rep as a sketchy ride partner,...

You may not want a rep as a sketchy ride partner, but if your chain has fallen off multiple times lately, I hate to tell you: You're a sketchy ride partner.
11-14-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,178
Posted By xiaoman1

Good Idea...if you have enough wall to hang stuff...

Good Idea...if you have enough wall to hang stuff on. :innocent:
Best, Ben
11-13-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,332
Posted By John E

Both of my BB creaks were due to frame cracks --...

Both of my BB creaks were due to frame cracks -- Nishiki Competition on the BB shell's seat tube lug, UO-8 on the right chainstay between the chainring and tire clearance dimples.
11-13-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,453
Posted By SurferRosa

Too many nice bikes lose their original paint...

Too many nice bikes lose their original paint because of a few scratches.
11-12-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,086
Posted By Doug Fattic

As a frame builder, I would want to check the...

As a frame builder, I would want to check the alignment accuracy of the front triangle as a reference to whether the rear triangle is off any before doing any alterations on the dropouts. If the rear...
11-08-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 963
Posted By Davet

Italian threaded bottom bracket? The drive side...

Italian threaded bottom bracket? The drive side threads seem to be righty-tighty
11-05-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By andrewclaus

I've heard the older closed cam skewers have...

I've heard the older closed cam skewers have better leverage than the open-cam type. Switching to an older skewer helped me with the exact same problem. And I used real shop tools for my dropout...
11-02-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,169
Posted By cxwrench

One screwed in fine and the other was a massive...

One screwed in fine and the other was a massive effort...and you didn't think that was somehow weird?
11-02-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,985
Posted By squirtdad

this is where the issue is for farm equipment and...

this is where the issue is for farm equipment and "right to repair" often time a local implement repair place or the farmer them selves can do the part replacement or repair, but need dealer to...
11-02-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,434
Posted By Chombi1

You might want to also check out Mavic's...

You might want to also check out Mavic's threadless BB from the mid 80's......
Here's some info on it from Le Cycleur's site....
https://lecycleur.com/parts/mavic-bottom-bracket/
10-31-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By non-fixie

If you use the Simplex rings and brackets you are...

If you use the Simplex rings and brackets you are indeed limited to the (very) large sizes:

...
10-31-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By cxwrench

From your photos it looks like you're trying to...

From your photos it looks like you're trying to install the new crown race over an old one.
10-28-21, 05:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,739
Posted By RoadWearier

Geez dude! Are you one of those guys who won't...

Geez dude! Are you one of those guys who won't shake other people's hands because of germs? Who pees on their handlebars? Is that how cyclists greet each other?
10-19-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 625
Posted By BCDrums

Would seem easier to get some M4 bolts,

Would seem easier to get some M4 bolts,
10-18-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,458
Posted By Drillium Dude

I've always considered this the classic...

I've always considered this the classic bike-related buckle:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x824/image_118d21a3211f6cc75fe5033f4ee1b6d21ec31100.png

Only picked it up...
10-18-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,313
Posted By squirtdad

Dude, I think your best bet would be to find a...

Dude, I think your best bet would be to find a mate who knows bikes for help, the pints at your local will be way less than buy a lot of wrong parts.

to start with you need to measure the rear...
10-12-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 563
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

HW- Take a chill pill. cwrench said nothing bad...

HW- Take a chill pill. cwrench said nothing bad or about you. Good information, not personal attacks. Andy
10-11-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 70,508
Views: 11,539,086
Posted By JohnDThompson

Well, the Trek will have far less in upkeep costs...

Well, the Trek will have far less in upkeep costs than the Cessna 172.
10-11-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,388
Posted By downhillmaster

You only have one obviously biased side of the...

You only have one obviously biased side of the story.
There are plenty of irrational cyclists out there but I wonder in this case. If one lane was wide open why would the cyclist have gotten upset?...
10-10-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,388
Posted By canklecat

The author needs a tissue and massage for that...

The author needs a tissue and massage for that wrenched shoulder from patting himself on the back.
10-09-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 563
Posted By cxwrench

Find an online spoke calculator and figure it...

Find an online spoke calculator and figure it out. I don't have your rims nor your hubs in front of me so I don't know ERD or hub dimensions. Shoot for 3 cross.
10-06-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 8,809
Posted By homeless in ca.

The attorney should sue Lyft for not properly...

The attorney should sue Lyft for not properly training their unlicensed taxi drivers.
Forum: Framebuilders
10-05-21, 05:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,487
Posted By NextDIYikeproj

yes, well ventilated and long sleeves are a good...

yes, well ventilated and long sleeves are a good idea.
09-30-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,961
Posted By SurferRosa

They may charge you twice the cost of a headset...

They may charge you twice the cost of a headset wrench, and won't even overhaul the headset, which you could do now and whenever needed in the future if you had a simple headset wrench.
09-29-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,305
Posted By bark_eater

Just wanted to follow up on this. I just...

Just wanted to follow up on this. I just destroyed one of these cranks trying to get it apart. I ended up snapping one of the bolt arms off the crank. From what I can tell the the middle and...
09-29-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,561
Posted By merziac

Run don't walk, make it so. ;)

Run don't walk, make it so. ;)
09-28-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 967
Posted By Phil_gretz

Why not fully disassemble, clean and inventory...

Why not fully disassemble, clean and inventory all of the components as donor items for a future French build?

Give the frame a good cleaning and waxing, and sell it or donate it.

Begin your...
09-27-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,187
Posted By bark_eater

Its not hard to do, especially if your starting...

Its not hard to do, especially if your starting with a frame and have a wheelset built. Of course if your goal was thrift, its also pretty easy invest your own time and spend way less money.
...
09-26-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,154
Posted By Troul

part of a reflector bracket

part of a reflector bracket
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