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Posted By alcjphil

One thing I would do is to properly adjust the...

One thing I would do is to properly adjust the length of your brake and shift cables. Both shift levers are in the wrong position for the actual gear that the chain is in, E.G. your front shift lever...
12-28-22, 10:19 AM
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Posted By Clackavosticus

Refurbishing 1998 TREK 6000

Hello,

I have a TREK 6000 (hardtail) MTB that I bought new in 1998 which I am thinking of refurbishing after having it sit unused for a few years. The local TREK shop quoted me about $500 AUD to...
11-27-22, 06:38 PM
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Views: 727
Posted By kjarrett

Well said. It's all about experimentation. I've...

Well said. It's all about experimentation.
I've enjoyed the initial experience so much that I've gone ahead and ordered the same Deore 1x10 drivetrain that I have on my 2007 Gary Fisher Marlin for...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,115
Posted By genejockey

This. Most bar tapes will have some mark or...

This.
Most bar tapes will have some mark or such that will allow you to determine where 1/3 is, and ever time you go around the bar, you just hit that mark....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 60
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Posted By dreamingant

Thanks! I removed the tape (which kinda sucked...

Thanks! I removed the tape (which kinda sucked cuz it's sticky tape), and rewrapped with less overlap,and wallah, it fit. Was about to go to my local bike shop and grab some longer tape so cheers.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,115
Posted By Sy Reene

Looks at least near the bar ends that you...

Looks at least near the bar ends that you overlapped too much -- you should be only overlapping about 1/3 of the tape width -- in some areas it looks like you've overlapped about 2/3rds of tape width.
11-24-22, 09:04 AM
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Posted By daverup

"Gravel" means so many different things to...

"Gravel" means so many different things to different areas I think building your own is often the best solution.
The LBS and their gravel offerings vary and might not be the best.
My area has many...
11-23-22, 05:57 AM
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Posted By kjarrett

For anyone curious, I posted about my first ride...

For anyone curious, I posted about my first ride on this bike yesterday:

https://www.instagram.com/p/ClR_iF5Oxv8/

tl;dr - I like it. I like it a lot. :)
11-23-22, 05:48 AM
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Posted By bonsai171

I had a similar journey getting into gravel. ...

I had a similar journey getting into gravel. Been riding mountain bikes the last 30 years, and my current one is a rigid 26 ". Pretty much road that bike everywhere, and eventually swapped it out...
11-21-22, 02:23 PM
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Posted By kjarrett

You've hit on my main, let's say, area of...

You've hit on my main, let's say, area of interest/curiosity. Now that the build is finished, I will see how it feels and explore the whole tire pressure issue. But I will be carrying two spare tubes...
11-21-22, 02:21 PM
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Posted By kjarrett

Great story! Univega's from the late 80s and...

Great story! Univega's from the late 80s and early 90s are fantastic bikes, especially the steel ones. I have an Alpina 503 that I've set up as a single speed. Love it.

Finished the build today,...
11-21-22, 02:12 PM
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Views: 727
Posted By mstateglfr

I have found the exact opposite to be true- the...

I have found the exact opposite to be true- the gravel category continues to widen further and further.
You have some that fit 50mm tires, come with dropper posts, and have a slack HTA.
You...
11-21-22, 01:30 PM
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Views: 727
Posted By cyclezen

I tried the 'conversion' to offroad/gravel on an...

I tried the 'conversion' to offroad/gravel on an older Spec carbon Roubaix I have, which doesn;t get ridden much. Figured I could 'test' the 'gravel' idea with a conversion. Not that I wasn;t ridding...
11-21-22, 11:35 AM
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Views: 727
Posted By zandoval

So what really is a gravel bike? Gone are the...

So what really is a gravel bike? Gone are the days where the bike ya just happened to ride on gravel was called a gravel bike. Now days it is a category of bike that appears to be getting more and...
11-19-22, 07:15 PM
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Posted By kjarrett

Building a "Let's see if I like gravel" bike...

Hi everyone,

Just read the entire thread, "Moving on from the “let’s see if I like gravel” bike" and thought I would post here as I am probably close to where that poster was some time ago. Would...
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Posted By kmelmon

Rossin Record

I'm thinking about selling my Rossin Record, which we've been discussing on this post: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1259678-i-want-know-more-about-my-rossin.html#post22671965

I did...
11-13-22, 05:56 PM
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Posted By scotch

2022 Kona Rove LTD

My first 650b bike. So far I love it, and the GRX 810 2x shifts like a dream.

...
11-11-22, 06:37 PM
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Posted By Eric F

First ride today on this new (to me) beast. So...

First ride today on this new (to me) beast. So much fun!
...
11-07-22, 04:01 PM
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Posted By fender1

What does $150 buy you in Lancaster Pa on a Saturday night??

A barely ridden, 1989 Cannondale SR700!


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Forum: For Sale
11-01-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Klein Quantum Race 55 Gator Fade. ~’00 Frame-set only

I’ve never seen another like it. Original paint with no dents, bubbles or touch-ups. Gary Klein signature. A few minor stone chips on seat and chain stays—see pictures. Extremely light frame that...
10-16-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By wdarner

FS: 1987 Cannondale ST800 Top Vintage Touring bike

Up for sale is an original top-of-the-line 1987 Cannondale ST 800 touring bike. I purchased this bike in 2017 from the original owner. He purchased it new in November of 1986. Included is the...
10-01-22, 03:08 PM
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Posted By Murray Missile

OK, this isn't something usually seen in C&V but...

OK, this isn't something usually seen in C&V but it IS a 1987 so it's old enough and if you look at "C&V" as "Confusing & Vile"........ :rolleyes: :innocent: :D

1987 Dahon Stowaway folding bike....
08-18-22, 12:38 PM
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Views: 1,049
Posted By Chombi1

Dang that looks like blue cheese!:eek: Usually...

Dang that looks like blue cheese!:eek:
Usually they look like bacon......
Forum: Framebuilders
06-20-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,621
Posted By JISO

So you bought an aluminum frame in 2004 and it...

So you bought an aluminum frame in 2004 and it cracked 20 years later and you're gonna file a warranty claim from Central America?
05-23-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,081
Posted By zachfromkc

Final Build! ...

Final Build!
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05-23-22, 10:52 AM
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Posted By zachfromkc

Giving these beat up pedals some new life. ...

Giving these beat up pedals some new life.
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05-18-22, 09:16 AM
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Posted By skidder

Is there a shipment tracking number on the bill? ...

Is there a shipment tracking number on the bill? And does it correspond to the number on what you purchased? Go to the FedEx website and you should be able to enter that and see if the charges are...
05-12-22, 05:10 PM
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Views: 1,054
Posted By kermie

I find clipless pedals to be much more...

I find clipless pedals to be much more convenient. Getting in and out is always the hassle for me. I run Clips on my Panasonic, and clipless on the rest. I find it more nostalgic and taking me back...
05-11-22, 11:45 PM
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Views: 8,536
Posted By urbanknight

I understand. Just couldn't resist since I didn't...

I understand. Just couldn't resist since I didn't see how post count has anything to do with it.



Cyclists are not the only slow thing on the road, and all of your statements suggest that...
05-10-22, 05:19 AM
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Views: 8,536
Posted By livedarklions

This is why I find the "riding in the lane is...

This is why I find the "riding in the lane is what gives cyclists a bad reputation" arguments so irritating. If you press people on this, none of them have actually been held up for more than a...
05-09-22, 07:48 PM
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Posted By Bald Paul

Has anyone else noticed that some posters with...

Has anyone else noticed that some posters with very high post counts seem to have very little to actually contribute, and just seem to be hanging around, waiting to pick internet arguments or troll?...
05-08-22, 05:42 PM
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Posted By LBCwanabe

Winter project completed: Fuji Saratoga

I believe it is a 1991 model year. I had to drive 2 counties over to pick up. It was all original except the front wheel. I saw that as an opportunity to change it over to 700c. It’s a sweet bike....
05-08-22, 12:32 AM
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Posted By livedarklions

There. I defy you to come up with any other...

There. I defy you to come up with any other plausible interpretation of " the whole story was fabricated."

Yes, I drew reasonable inferences from what op actually posted. No, they are not...
05-07-22, 03:50 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,536
Posted By livedarklions

Look, no one is saying it's bad to feel...

Look, no one is saying it's bad to feel impatient, but what gets me annoyed about these threads is that people clearly think that it's normal for drivers to express that impatience with their horns,...
05-07-22, 02:50 AM
Replies: 281
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Posted By urbanknight

Agreed, everybody has their own level of...

Agreed, everybody has their own level of tolerance, but for those with a rational brain it's not a matter of how slow but rather if there is a reason to be doing so.


It's true that anecdotal...
05-06-22, 10:45 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,536
Posted By livedarklions

I'm sure we're all very impressed with the brave...

I'm sure we're all very impressed with the brave motorists standing up for their right to speed unimpeded.

Honestly, I literally never see anyone anywhere riding roads in this manner except for...
05-06-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,536
Posted By wolfchild

Many people will honk out of anger and...

Many people will honk out of anger and frustration and to intimidate others, so yes honking can be a hostile act and a display of aggression.
05-06-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 281
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Posted By Koyote

Yup. On a MUP, you should expect children, dogs,...

Yup. On a MUP, you should expect children, dogs, strollers, hovercraft, whatever. Gotta go in with a different (more patient) attitude.
05-06-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,536
Posted By delbiker1

Why this question is even being asked is a...

Why this question is even being asked is a mystery to me. I would feel like I would if driving a vehicle, wait until it is clear and safe to pass. It happens frequently. My wellness being the main...
05-06-22, 09:11 AM
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Views: 8,536
Posted By livedarklions

Do you realize you just said it would be...

Do you realize you just said it would be "rightful" for someone to intentionally splatter that rider?

Honking for any reason except for warning is a hostile act. I will flip you off if you honk...
05-06-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,536
Posted By rumrunn6

yup ...

yup
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...
05-06-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,536
Posted By livedarklions

Happens all the time on the MUP, and I either...

Happens all the time on the MUP, and I either request they let me pass or wait it out depending on why they may be traveling in the manner they are. I am essentially infinitely patient if there's a...
05-06-22, 05:49 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,536
Posted By mcours2006

Somehow these threads always start with 'I have...

Somehow these threads always start with 'I have the utmost respect for cyclists, but...':rolleyes:
05-06-22, 05:02 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,536
Posted By livedarklions

Your concern wasn't safety, that's a...

Your concern wasn't safety, that's a rationalization. If he's on the road legally (was he required to ride in the side lane?) "you might hurt someone by angering a driver so bad that the driver goes...
04-20-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By Bald Paul

Hopefully you'll be able to unthread the drive...

Hopefully you'll be able to unthread the drive side. Sometimes when you force in a piece cross-threaded, it has a tendency to not want to come out.
If you do remove it, use a stiff bristled wire...
04-20-22, 07:16 AM
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Views: 328
Posted By gululok

I started threading it a few turns, felt...

I started threading it a few turns, felt resistance, backed it out, saw that it's crossthreaded. I then futzed around for an hour cleaning off metal filings, scraping the threads with a screwdriver...
04-20-22, 03:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By Tawraste666

99% of the time its the hanger. Get that right...

99% of the time its the hanger. Get that right and the barrel adjuster is a 10 second affair.
I think a tool like this is indispensable.
And like so many pricey tools, they're so good you ask...
04-19-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By Crankycrank

Yes, if you're planning on doing your own...

Yes, if you're planning on doing your own maintenance for years to come it will pay for itself a few times over compared to taking it to a shop. Here's a good article that reviews a few other tools...
04-17-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By WGB

I followed the advice and it worked. It...

I followed the advice and it worked.

It seems that since I'd stored it dried it just stuck that little bit. Now it's fine. Chain was worth saving as I doubt it had 500 miles on it.

Thank you
04-16-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By WGB

I admit I had let it get dry as I was storing the...

I admit I had let it get dry as I was storing the bike where oil drips were an issue.
I might remove the chain and oil and flex it a lot and see if that fixes it
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