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08-03-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 356
Posted By speedlever

But I like being a curmudgeon! I used to...

But I like being a curmudgeon!

I used to have that chart, but don't recall where I found it. Do you have a link?
07-30-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I'd ride that. I'd keep an eye on it, but I...

I'd ride that. I'd keep an eye on it, but I seriously doubt I could throw enough abuse at that frame to break it. And I am an abusive rider. ;)
07-28-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,162
Posted By awesemblauge

i originally hit up my local lbs about the...

i originally hit up my local lbs about the project and the mechanic gave me a load of bull****, so i decided to do it myself after the reminder of why i learned how to wrench my own bikes. the tool i...
07-28-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By SpeedofLite

I've never use a Flight Deck, so I can't really...

I've never use a Flight Deck, so I can't really help you troubleshoot your issue. However, I have a few Flight Deck parts that I saved from bikes I've bought over the years.
Report back to this...
07-28-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,162
Posted By awesemblauge

yeah, but the bonus on that is that now you know...

yeah, but the bonus on that is that now you know you just need to face down the shell to make it work and you got a $150 bottom bracket for free, haha
07-22-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,162
Posted By awesemblauge

i actually went ahead with the project. i shaved...

i actually went ahead with the project. i shaved down the bb shell with a majority of material coming off of the drive side. you are correct that you do not need to reduce the bb shell down to 68mm,...
07-20-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 596
Posted By retrodude

I can't take full credit for these steps, I use...

I can't take full credit for these steps, I use most of the procedure in this link: https://theradavist.com/2009/10/tuto...bicycle-parts/...
07-17-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,334
Posted By Pepperpoole

I have the stock Alex Adventurer rims that came...

I have the stock Alex Adventurer rims that came with my Surly Midnight Special and used Stans tape and stems. I used Orange Seal. My bike came with WTB Horizons and I had more trouble with them...
07-15-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,441
Posted By ClydeClydeson

This does not agree with my experience at all. ...

This does not agree with my experience at all. Old steel bikes I have ridden (Peugeots, Raleighs, Norcos, Fujis and others) are great bikes, but I have found them to be less durable than modern...
07-12-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 834
Posted By ryansu

Thanks for the compliment and suggestions. I...

Thanks for the compliment and suggestions. I did a cursory look at ebay and most of the 7 speed Suntour offerings were in the $50 and up, sometimes way up category and/or were corncobs but I might...
07-04-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,334
Posted By rosefarts

So I've managed to get tubeless to seal perfectly...

So I've managed to get tubeless to seal perfectly with more specifically designed rims.

I have a pair of Stan's 340's and Schwalbe Pro One's. Perfect seal, first time. In fact, Stan's rims +...
06-10-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By JohnDThompson

It doesn't have to be super-tight; just enough to...

It doesn't have to be super-tight; just enough to prevent the stem from sinking into the rim.
Replies: 49
Views: 3,506
Posted By parrdhouse

I'm not the most forum savvy, so please forgive...

I'm not the most forum savvy, so please forgive me, but I plan to track the progress on the tear down and cleanup here. I'll attach my conversation notes with Jim once completed.

I don't know why...
06-03-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By wooljersey

New Clyde Ride

Time for a new bike. A few years ago I probably weighed over 400lbs (scale only went to 375). I am still huge but at 280 I feel like a new man :)

My old red bike is Bridgestone RB-1 with S&S...
05-28-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 690
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Now, now, Bill. Everyone handles the stresses of...

Now, now, Bill. Everyone handles the stresses of life differently, and right now is especially stressful. I do know some bicycle restoration people that will invest enormous amounts of time and...
05-28-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,735
Posted By Rides4Beer

I don't trust the gauges on either of my floor...

I don't trust the gauges on either of my floor pumps (one of them is more than 5psi off), so I pump my tires above where I want it, and the check/bleed it down to where I want it with this:
...
05-28-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,735
Posted By wirides

The gauge below has a bleed off function that...

The gauge below has a bleed off function that allows you to over inflate slightly and bleed off to the EXACT pressure you desire. The display adjusts in real time. I can tell you it works as...
05-27-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By SurferRosa

I pedaled my way through a surprising and...

I pedaled my way through a surprising and annoying squeak on a spring ride last year. I sorta pride myself on my wrenching reliability, so the smallest issue can be annoying. Wish I had simply...
05-27-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By non-fixie

Metal fenders all start to do that at some point...

Metal fenders all start to do that at some point in time, it seems, no matter how well they were mounted. Which explains my love for those plastic Bluemels. A bit fiddly to set up, but once they're...
05-27-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By celesteguy

I had 4 spoke nipples come completely loose on me...

I had 4 spoke nipples come completely loose on me on the front wheel about 2 weeks ago. On that same ride, I had a broken spoke in the rear. Obviously the front spokes didnt have the correct tension,...
05-27-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By Narhay

I am a bit of a gorilla when it comes to...

I am a bit of a gorilla when it comes to tightening things so that isnt the issue. Perhaps tighten things more when you're assembling them. My issue is that I have some hammered aluminum fenders on...
05-26-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By The Golden Boy

There's a nice young man who makes these- His...

There's a nice young man who makes these- His name is Naoki Takayama- I've ordered a few from him, and have one in use- I think there are a few other people that have these in use here.

Anyway- it...
05-24-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By Litespud

if Iím reassembling my front end (King threadless...

if Iím reassembling my front end (King threadless h/s, carbon fork) I get everything in place then give the stem a few GENTLE taps with a rubber mallet right at the steerer end, to ensure that...
05-23-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By Russ Roth

The issue of the headset coming loose isn't the...

The issue of the headset coming loose isn't the headset, its the stem. The topcap only helps to set the preload but can't hold everything together, especially since it has nothing solid to connect...
05-23-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

As an old timer who cut his teeth on soft Campy...

As an old timer who cut his teeth on soft Campy headsets I learned to set things by rocking feel, after building up the bike. Usually for my own stuff I will fall on the lesser side of the fence as...
05-23-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By Juan el Boricua

Although it might sound dumb or odd, have you...

Although it might sound dumb or odd, have you checked the quick release's tightness? Also, are your pedals one piece body or caged? The latter ones can sometimes make "noises". Have not much...
05-19-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 154,959
Posted By ddeand

I was just gifted a Major Tom wheelset - my first...

I was just gifted a Major Tom wheelset - my first set of tubular wheels. I got them from a pretty intense cx racer, so they are shod with Clement PDX tires. I think the tires will work well for...
05-19-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By trailangel

Your next course of action is.......GF

Your next course of action is.......GF
Replies: 7
Views: 828
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The whole idea of carbon saddle rails is that...

The whole idea of carbon saddle rails is that they absorb some vibration. Try switching them with steel and see if you notice a difference. If SA says they're stronger, then they're stronger. They're...
05-19-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 154,959
Posted By Wileyone

I bought them a couple of years ago at either...

I bought them a couple of years ago at either chain reaction or pro bike kit. They were on sale I think for $120 cad. a pair.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,117
Posted By Lemond1985

Well, here's the other side of the coin. I was...

Well, here's the other side of the coin. I was living in Portland OR, and had recently become unemployed, but still had a nice Italian Bottecchia Professional that I bought during better days when I...
05-10-20, 02:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,416
Posted By Andy_K

There’s a story in J.D. Salinger’s “Raise High...

There’s a story in J.D. Salinger’s “Raise High the Roofbeam, Carpenters”:



This absolutely applies to bikes. It’s easy to pick a good bike. People here can tell you what to look for. Picking a...
05-02-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,420
Posted By surak

That average speed is meaningless without...

That average speed is meaningless without context.

What do you ride (beach cruiser, time trial bike, single speed, mtb, unicycle)?
Where are you riding (up Alpe d'Huez, on a flat trail, downhill,...
04-30-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 940
Posted By Doug Fattic

I don't think that chain ever came to market. It...

I don't think that chain ever came to market. It was supposed to be distributed to bike stores through a company in New Orleans. I think that company was partly owned by Alan Kingsbury (a national...
04-29-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,101
Posted By mkeller234

Rack showed up, I quickly installed it on my...

Rack showed up, I quickly installed it on my Melton.

What day you all, yes or no on the Melton? Iím not sure I want the extra weight on this one.

...
04-29-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,416
Posted By Korina

Being a banana slug, I suppose I ride a donkey,...

Being a banana slug, I suppose I ride a donkey, even though I call Pretty Purple Princess Penelope my sturdy steel street steed. She carries everything I put on her with nary a complaint. In fact,...
04-29-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,416
Posted By Korina

Nice bike. What you have there, sir, is a Morgan...

Nice bike. What you have there, sir, is a Morgan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgan_horse). Well done.
04-29-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,416
Posted By markwesti

My main "baby" is and always will be my 86'...

My main "baby" is and always will be my 86' Centurion Ironman . However my latest build is my 84' Bianchi Alloro , when I first got my skimmers on it , it was half past dead . Not only that the...
Forum: Touring
04-29-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,721
Posted By Lanesplitter

I've been wanting to explore the rail trails of...

I've been wanting to explore the rail trails of Ohio. I was on several when I rode from Michigan to Cape Cod. Ohio was good riding. It looks like you can get from Cincinnati to Cleveland mostly on...
04-29-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,416
Posted By clubman

Got a new mule this month to replace the old...

Got a new mule this month to replace the old mule.
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04-29-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,416
Posted By TugaDude

I suppose most all of my bikes would fall into...

I suppose most all of my bikes would fall into the steed camp. Although I do own a couple of mules which mainly accompany my wife and I when we take vacations by car and want to have bikes with us. ...
04-29-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,416
Posted By T-Mar

Steed? I'm the Steed type. My two wheeled partner...

Steed? I'm the Steed type. My two wheeled partner is an (Emma) Peel. Elegant, svelte, blindingly fast and willing to take on anybody.
04-28-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,416
Posted By Miele Man

I a number of bicycles. I have a MIELE MTB...

I a number of bicycles.

I have a MIELE MTB converted to a dropbar with V'brakes and V-brake levers. I consider it to be my Clydesdale bike as it's what I use for shopping and logging/mining road...
04-28-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,416
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I see you have the exact same tripleizer on the...

I see you have the exact same tripleizer on the exact same 7400 crankset on that as I have on my '74 Paramount! Excellent choice. :)

I will also concur that regardless of my age and available hp,...
04-28-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,416
Posted By SurferRosa

All this. My five are steeds. Even the...

All this.

My five are steeds. Even the grocery getter. In another reality, they weren't loved in the same way and became mules ... or worse.

.

Nothing against mules. They have their...
04-28-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,416
Posted By 52telecaster

Mine are all touring bikes so i guess mules but i...

Mine are all touring bikes so i guess mules but i have a very slow motor anyway. I do love going places on em for a purpose. I really think of them as old vw microbuses.
04-28-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,416
Posted By Kilroy1988

I'm 31 and also a runner - I like pushing old...

I'm 31 and also a runner - I like pushing old mules around hard. However, when I end up cycling on more than a seasonal basis and really get in shape, the desire to maximize my efforts with something...
04-28-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,416
Posted By tyler_fred

For my herd... The road bikes are still steeds,...

For my herd...
The road bikes are still steeds,
the touring bikeís a mule,
and the motorís always been a jackass...
04-28-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,416
Posted By mgopack42

STEED, 60 is too young to need a mule! I till...

STEED, 60 is too young to need a mule! I till like to fly!
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04-28-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,416
Posted By Wildwood

Now that I'm older - I ride steeds to keep up...

Now that I'm older - I ride steeds to keep up with the mules.
22mm @ 120+psi = still the fastest at the track. And for my smoothest pavement rides. :thumb:

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