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02-25-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 377
Posted By gearbasher

I can't tell you about the Shimano freehub...

I can't tell you about the Shimano freehub bodies. I've only worked with the Campy ones.
02-25-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 377
Posted By gearbasher

The circular spring holds the pawls in. Nothing...

The circular spring holds the pawls in. Nothing flies out. You can reassemble it without the pawl retention tool. I've done it by pushing each pawl in with a small screwdriver while pressing the...
02-22-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 927
Posted By gearbasher

I leave about 2" and cap them with heat shrink...

I leave about 2" and cap them with heat shrink tubing. You can find heat shrink in a number of colors and it is easily removed if you have to pull the cable out for some reason.
02-07-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By gearbasher

I have a friend who had a gold plated one. He...

I have a friend who had a gold plated one. He sold it years ago.
02-02-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By gearbasher

I use KMC chains (the cheapest ones) on my Campy...

I use KMC chains (the cheapest ones) on my Campy Record 9 and 10 speeds. I noticed they were a little noisy. But after using them for years, I don't notice it anymore. Then again, after 30+ years...
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01-26-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 851
Posted By gearbasher

Is your meter working properly?

Is your meter working properly?
01-25-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 772
Posted By gearbasher

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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01-24-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,409
Posted By gearbasher

For the totally mechanically inept, I tell them...

For the totally mechanically inept, I tell them to loosen it like your taking the cap off a bottle. EX: I once built a mantle clock for a now ex-girlfriend and it was running fast. She called me and...
01-18-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,581
Posted By gearbasher

I may as well contribute to the zombie thread. I...

I may as well contribute to the zombie thread. I own both a PRX and a TSX Guerciotti. I also have a Maza in TSX. Do I get the semi-rare tubing prize?
01-13-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,875
Posted By gearbasher

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x400/1610546981_278ee9dc095ad727534293c495af8566b46fd601.jpeg...
01-03-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 569
Posted By gearbasher

I have the same problem with a Hozan press and...

I have the same problem with a Hozan press and Campy cups. Only mine wouldn't get stuck. It would cock a little and send the cup in crooked. I modified a thick washer to fit in the cup and catch a...
01-02-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,270
Posted By gearbasher

I consider this ugly as sin. I bought it...

I consider this ugly as sin. I bought it sight-unseen from Branford bike. They told me it was red, white and green done "tastefully". Now, I'm 75% Italian and 25% Sicilian, but 100% American and I...
12-25-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,397
Posted By gearbasher

I took two recessed style brake nuts. I cut a...

I took two recessed style brake nuts. I cut a threaded section off a bolt and threaded it into one of the brake nuts with epoxy (to keep it from spinning). Let the epoxy cure. I put that on one side...
12-20-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,472
Posted By gearbasher

I use Vittoria Rubino Pros (23) on all my bikes....

I use Vittoria Rubino Pros (23) on all my bikes. Easy to mount, long lasting and very puncture resistant.
12-08-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By gearbasher

I've broken two BR-RE008s. Yup. I now keep a...

I've broken two BR-RE008s. Yup. I now keep a couple on hand.
11-15-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,030
Posted By gearbasher

You tell by lookin' from the dorsal to the tail.

You tell by lookin' from the dorsal to the tail.
11-03-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,833
Posted By gearbasher

From Wlier's site: If you are unsure and...

From Wlier's site:

If you are unsure and need verification about the authenticity of a product, please contact our customer service (service@wilier.it) to provide the model name, a description on...
10-26-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,240
Posted By gearbasher

Well, I did 33 years as a conveyor mechanic /...

Well, I did 33 years as a conveyor mechanic / electronics technician with the USPS. Retired 5 years ago. It seems like the USPS really declined in the last 5 years. Coincidence? Anyhow, I have some...
10-25-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 747
Posted By gearbasher

Excel has Italian ones in stock. ...

Excel has Italian ones in stock.
...
10-24-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 940
Posted By gearbasher

I agree with you. Hub should read from the rear.

I agree with you. Hub should read from the rear.
10-16-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By gearbasher

Striker for a wind chime.

Striker for a wind chime.
10-11-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,126
Posted By gearbasher

Actually Stephen Roche has a bike named after him.

Actually Stephen Roche has a bike named after him.
10-10-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,126
Posted By gearbasher

Paolo Guerciotti

Paolo Guerciotti
10-06-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 757
Posted By gearbasher

Pic assist. Not sure if I got the correct order. ...

Pic assist. Not sure if I got the correct order.
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10-02-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 36,957
Posted By gearbasher

I've been out of this thread for a while. With...

I've been out of this thread for a while. With Covid and caring for my 93 y.o. mom, I didn't get out on the bike.

Jan 1015
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09-14-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By gearbasher

I had a 700 x 20 foldable clincher hanging in my...

I had a 700 x 20 foldable clincher hanging in my basement for 30 years (never used). One day I decided to throw it on the rear of my everyday rider. I got 3,000 miles and one flat out of it.
09-14-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 827
Posted By gearbasher

I had a double blowout and I was carrying one...

I had a double blowout and I was carrying one spare tube and a patch kit. I figured, I'm golden. I put the spare tube in the front wheel and proceeded to pump it with my Silca. Three strokes later,...
08-29-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,283
Posted By gearbasher

I'm glad you put "Green" in quotes. 62.7% of...

I'm glad you put "Green" in quotes. 62.7% of electricity in the US is generated by using fossil fuels.
08-25-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,211
Posted By gearbasher

I've cold set 5 of my frames from 126 to 130. All...

I've cold set 5 of my frames from 126 to 130. All done on my basement floor with a 2 x 4, a ruler, string, dropout alignment tools and a derailleur hanger alignment tool. Not a single problem with...
08-08-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,513
Posted By gearbasher

I've been using Limar helmets for years, I bought...

I've been using Limar helmets for years, I bought my first one before they were being sold here in the US. Many Euro dealers would not ship them here at that time, But, found one that did . One of...
08-04-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,403
Posted By gearbasher

I believe Hal is gone. He was moving to the...

I believe Hal is gone. He was moving to the southwest (Arizona? Utah?). I'm not 100% sure if he already moved.
08-03-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By gearbasher

For some reason the link changed to https on it's...

For some reason the link changed to https on it's own. And it stopped working.
08-03-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By gearbasher

This link should work. But, it is not a secure...

This link should work. But, it is not a secure link.

http://www.oldvelos.com/bike-of-the-month-august-2020/
07-31-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 777
Posted By gearbasher

rode three hours a day down to three hours...

rode three hours a day
down to three hours every week
covid really sucks
07-31-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By gearbasher

I rode a Motobecane with similar damage. I...

I rode a Motobecane with similar damage. I actually was the one that crashed it. I got another 10,000 miles out of it. The downtube eventually started to crack, right at the head lug.
07-21-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By gearbasher

As far as the Morphos go, I bought a set (no idea...

As far as the Morphos go, I bought a set (no idea what model they were) and tried to get them to work with a Campy 8 speed. I could never get them to shift well enough for my liking. I sold them on...
07-21-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1,181
Views: 234,324
Posted By gearbasher

Keeping with the current theme: ...

Keeping with the current theme:

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07-02-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1,181
Views: 234,324
Posted By gearbasher

Debbie Harry and Chris Stein. Not actually on a...

Debbie Harry and Chris Stein. Not actually on a bike, but it's there....
07-02-20, 03:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By gearbasher

I had a buzzing sound on one of my bikes that...

I had a buzzing sound on one of my bikes that drove me nuts. It turned out to be the Silca pump.
06-22-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 662
Posted By gearbasher

You right the Belgian flag's colors are in the...

You right the Belgian flag's colors are in the wrong orientation. It should be black, yellow, red.
Also, the Italian flag should be Green, white, red.
And the Luxembourg flag could be the...
06-22-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 662
Posted By gearbasher

I believe the flag you claim is Germany is...

I believe the flag you claim is Germany is actually Belgium,
Add Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands to that list and you get all the flags on the down tube decals sported by late '70s / early 80s...
06-13-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 729
Posted By gearbasher

When in doubt...throw it out.

When in doubt...throw it out.
06-13-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,958
Posted By gearbasher

I never used a torque wrench and all my friends...

I never used a torque wrench and all my friends would tell me that I was over-tightening everything. So, I used less torque and some fasteners were coming loose. I bought a torque wrench (actually...
06-09-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,042
Posted By gearbasher

Campy's site has good info. i.e. User manuals,...

Campy's site has good info. i.e. User manuals, Catalogs, Tech specs, Tech manuals, spare parts, etc. They go back a number of years,
https://www.campagnolo.com/US/en/Support/support#documentation
06-01-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By gearbasher

I guess you mean the Dybbuk Box.

I guess you mean the Dybbuk Box.
06-01-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By gearbasher

I going for the poltergeist theory. Found no hole...

I going for the poltergeist theory. Found no hole in the tube. No leak in the valve. I always use the nut on the presta valve stem. After I reinflated the tire and tried threading the nut on the...
06-01-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By gearbasher

The weather here is great, also. But, I'm caring...

The weather here is great, also. But, I'm caring for my 93 y.o. mom. So, I'm not chancing bringing anything into the house. I guess: "No good deed goes unpunished."

As far as the type of flat, I...
06-01-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By gearbasher

Am I the only person in the world...

...who can get a front flat while his bike is on a trainer. Due to the virus craziness, I've been exclusively on a trainer since March. Today, my front tire was flat. I don't get it.
05-30-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 723
Posted By gearbasher

It doesn't even have to be that big of a...

It doesn't even have to be that big of a difference. On one build, I had a fully chromed fork and the crown race seat looked as if it was milled before they chromed it. I know chrome destroys mill...
05-29-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 936
Posted By gearbasher

A friend of mine used to wax his spokes. I guess...

A friend of mine used to wax his spokes. I guess there are levels of OCD.
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