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02-03-23, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 378
Posted By squirtdad

I have a set of velomine built with the white...

I have a set of velomine built with the white hubs and H+ son Archetype rims. havent used yet, as they are part of stash for an upcoming special build.
built the 2 cross, non interlace on...
02-01-23, 11:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,222
Posted By squirtdad

I don't have a huge collection, each bike meets...

I don't have a huge collection, each bike meets a function (Best bike, Backup bike that is eroical/cino ready, bike to jump on and do errands. but I would be hard pressed to reduce more....but...
02-01-23, 06:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,270
Posted By squirtdad

agree

agree
02-01-23, 06:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,270
Posted By squirtdad

modern bike bikes use the equivalent sizing.... ...

modern bike bikes use the equivalent sizing.... ie a sloping seat tube bike of 58 will fit like a classic bike of 58 cm
see the size chart for cervelo, it links height to size ...
02-01-23, 05:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,270
Posted By squirtdad

That is not correct, road bike sizing is by seat...

That is not correct, road bike sizing is by seat tube length a 56 cm bike has a seat tube of 56 cm
02-01-23, 10:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,059
Posted By squirtdad

the whole story please....these are always fun ...

the whole story please....these are always fun

if this is how it was found....wow
01-31-23, 08:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 719
Posted By squirtdad

bikepacking disease. need lot of points to...

bikepacking disease. need lot of points to attach things. how did the the cyclists of old just get by with rear and front racks?
01-31-23, 08:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,003
Posted By squirtdad

looking forward to pictures of the build :giver:

looking forward to pictures of the build :giver:
01-31-23, 02:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,003
Posted By squirtdad

rivendell make a number of different 'low top...

rivendell make a number of different 'low top tube" bikes if not the classic mixte double tube and they do come in tall sizes.....

https://www.rivbike.com/products/frame-platypus-2021
01-31-23, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 762
Posted By squirtdad

I so love that paint....I almost had a frame...

I so love that paint....I almost had a frame painted that way, but ended up going with as as bright or brighter. i hope in a different way...originally to be kandy, but now pearlescent
gave...
01-31-23, 10:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 840
Posted By squirtdad

big, but not that big:giver:

big, but not that big:giver:
01-30-23, 07:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,188
Posted By squirtdad

that is classic friction shifting strategy

that is classic friction shifting strategy
01-30-23, 04:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,270
Posted By squirtdad

if your fit works look at measuring center...

if your fit works look at measuring

center of seat to center of handlebars
stem length
saddle height (saddle to BB center
saddle to floor
handle bars (at stem to floor

then if you can...
01-30-23, 03:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 840
Posted By squirtdad

I may still get another otto lock they are pretty...

I may still get another otto lock they are pretty handy.

the lock it self was kept lubed and dry. It just seemed to stop working.....the release button would not go in, spent a lot of time...
01-30-23, 02:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 433
Posted By squirtdad

this and setting the high/low correctly would be...

this and setting the high/low correctly would be the best bet IMHO for the OP considering a) shipping logistics b) unsuitability of a disc rotor for the task

even easier would be finding a flat...
01-30-23, 12:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 840
Posted By squirtdad

your favorite lock you can easily carry

ok, i know the following

the best lock is no lock because you never leave your bike

Lock protection = weight and cost 20lb bike need 30 lb lock

but in reality we all have to leave our...
01-27-23, 05:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 892
Posted By squirtdad

as noted before, no practical options ...

as noted before, no practical options

Anything else is a theoretical kludge at best, more likely non workable in reality

failure in the area of the fork/stem is likely painful

Just use...
01-27-23, 02:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,438
Posted By squirtdad

Good Quality tires (expensive) are IME the single...

Good Quality tires (expensive) are IME the single most effective thing you can buy to improve comfort and handling on a bike.
this is one area where you get what you pay for and should look for...
01-27-23, 12:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 535
Posted By squirtdad

I have the same experience, getting master link...

I have the same experience, getting master link pliers was one of my better purchases, seemed like overkill but really reduced effort and frustration

the other cool thing for putting chains...
01-26-23, 12:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,130
Posted By squirtdad

rotax.... engines common in snowmobiles and...

rotax.... engines common in snowmobiles and ultralight aircraft :)
01-26-23, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 427
Posted By squirtdad

posting a picture will help. calfee is well...

posting a picture will help.

calfee is well known for carbon repair https://calfeedesign.com/carbon-repair/

call them, if they won't take it on, time for a new fork
01-25-23, 04:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,277
Posted By squirtdad

B17 just clicked for me in the pics but...

B17 just clicked for me in the pics

but can't go wrong with any choice
01-25-23, 12:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,158
Posted By squirtdad

congrats. Pic required, asap :giver:

congrats.

Pic required, asap :giver:
01-24-23, 06:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,547
Posted By squirtdad

if you opt for that you could make them a...

if you opt for that you could make them a different color and not worry about paint match

I am still is just sell it camp
01-24-23, 06:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,088
Posted By squirtdad

nice, am betting there is Brooks under the...

nice, am betting there is Brooks under the rain cover.
01-24-23, 01:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,024
Posted By squirtdad

forgot to mention: invite to Cino :) I...

forgot to mention: invite to Cino :)

I gave my dad a 3 wheeler....first new bike he ever had at 80+ years old.
01-24-23, 01:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 558
Posted By squirtdad

OT but for those that say opera = ick........

OT but for those that say opera = ick..... personally i never appreciated opera until I went to one live

Just listening to opera does not give the true experience, go have to see the entire thing...
01-24-23, 09:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 391
Posted By squirtdad

picture of the hub will help, but sure looks...

picture of the hub will help, but sure looks like Shimano. (my first geared bike had one of those..... as noted second gear and adjust to see the N in the window IIRC)
01-23-23, 08:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 558
Posted By squirtdad

pretty sure frame like that are 1940's (post war)...

pretty sure frame like that are 1940's (post war)

1885 would more likely be a diamond frame IIRC
01-23-23, 07:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,158
Posted By squirtdad

The bike looks to be in nice shape....hard to...

The bike looks to be in nice shape....hard to tell about the wheels but they don't look all trashed out
tires have no wear, but if old could have age issues

I would get it, ride it and then see...
01-23-23, 07:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,547
Posted By squirtdad

I would sell as is, any low effort touch up is...

I would sell as is, any low effort touch up is going to look worse than leaving it (IMHO.....driven by how bad touchups done by a previous owner look on my beloved 84 team miyata )
01-23-23, 04:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 821
Posted By squirtdad

or jeweler's file

or jeweler's file
01-23-23, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,511
Posted By squirtdad

please leave the zombies sleeping :giver:

please leave the zombies sleeping :giver:
01-22-23, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By squirtdad

as I have an 84 team Miyata, it would be fun to...

as I have an 84 team Miyata, it would be fun to see the comparison
01-22-23, 05:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 584
Posted By squirtdad

no pic, but added a co2 inflator this year,...

no pic, but added a co2 inflator this year, will see how it works for the next flat

other thing I added was to my new tube checklist...... tighten the removal valve really wheel in the shop
...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-22-23, 05:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 616
Posted By squirtdad

Old (late 50's early 60's) craftsman table saw, ...

Old (late 50's early 60's) craftsman table saw, benchtop delta press, hand tools, routers etc,

Have done some plumbing sweat soldering, bit of brazing, but more relevant have done some jewlery...
01-22-23, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By squirtdad

slightly off topic....but do spoke calculations ...

slightly off topic....but do spoke calculations call for different size spokes for the front dish, like they do for rear wheels or it the amount of dish so slight that is not needed?
01-22-23, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 190
Posted By squirtdad

shimano calls the HG800 ultegra (or at least...

shimano calls the HG800 ultegra (or at least includes it in the r8000 group) https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/ultegra-r8000/CS-HG800-11.html

just for more fuzzines
Forum: Framebuilders
01-22-23, 01:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 616
Posted By squirtdad

I am enjoying all the input......not sure what my...

I am enjoying all the input......not sure what my time frame is.....may be once I retire, but as an lifelong DIY guy, this is something on my list for ages.

some things like blocks sound...
01-22-23, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 190
Posted By squirtdad

I also is pretty sure this is the case also, ...

I also is pretty sure this is the case also, Shimano notes it fits 10 speed or 11 speed hubs

only question is if 34 is low enough
...
01-20-23, 08:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,470
Posted By squirtdad

your bike, your choice personally I wouldn't...

your bike, your choice

personally I wouldn't have done it

why bother with vintage track bikes if this is what it takes?

also 21 tubies would have been pretty darn close to comfort and a...
01-20-23, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By squirtdad

key is 26, in that diameter there are not a lot...

key is 26, in that diameter there are not a lot of tires narrower than 1 3/8, you can go larger than 1 3/8 , but you need to look at how much clearance there is for a larger tire both frame and...
01-19-23, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 202
Posted By squirtdad

are the XT indexed or friction? no hands on but...

are the XT indexed or friction? no hands on but I would check that if indexed for triple you can get to work on a double.


(HSU hill, stairs, umbrellas)
01-19-23, 02:24 PM
Forum: Framebuilders
01-19-23, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 616
Posted By squirtdad

building without a jig

What would minimal needs be to build with out a jig?
Assuming good flat surface but what else?
and assembly methods? i.e pinned lug method?

been toying with doing a build for years, happy...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-19-23, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By squirtdad

IMHO if you have a good builder they should be...

IMHO if you have a good builder they should be able to give you the ride you want. part of what you are paying a builder for is knowledge and expertise.

I have build in progress and am happy...
01-19-23, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By squirtdad

Stuff like this helps reconfirm my belief that...

Stuff like this helps reconfirm my belief that that there is hope for the world and that karma matters
01-19-23, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By squirtdad

bilenky? https://www.bilenky.com/

bilenky? https://www.bilenky.com/
01-18-23, 03:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 486
Posted By squirtdad

assuming 9 speed indexed. hanger...

assuming 9 speed indexed.

hanger alignment critical

overall sounds like rear derailler adjustment issues....

https://www.parktool.com/en-us/blog/repair-help/rear-derailleur-adjustment
01-18-23, 01:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 549
Posted By squirtdad

I would spray triflow through and then lay it on...

I would spray triflow through and then lay it on it's side and let Phils tenacious oil gravity feed through this has worked wonders.

taking apart a freewheel and really rehabbing it is...
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