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06-09-11, 09:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,063
Posted By mixtemaniac

I do not understand these threads. You guys are...

I do not understand these threads. You guys are upset because someone is selling a bike you deem overpriced? Ove-rpriced, under-priced, reasonably-priced is all relative to what people are willing...
06-07-11, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,879
Posted By mixtemaniac

I've never heard of the brand, but it looks very...

I've never heard of the brand, but it looks very nice. Enjoy!
06-03-11, 07:40 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 15,404
Posted By mixtemaniac

Maybe we have different definitions of...

Maybe we have different definitions of reasonable/expensive. :D
05-31-11, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,028
Posted By mixtemaniac

very nice! can't wait to see the build up

very nice! can't wait to see the build up
05-31-11, 09:59 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,007
Posted By mixtemaniac

I'm sure you realize that all that "oversized"...

I'm sure you realize that all that "oversized" stuff is for performance not aesthetics?
05-31-11, 04:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,870
Posted By mixtemaniac

going back and looking at the '83 catalog, I...

going back and looking at the '83 catalog, I think my bike is a P18. However, the components list doesn't match what my bike has.
...
05-31-11, 03:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,870
Posted By mixtemaniac

Very similar components (low end huret/simplex). ...

Very similar components (low end huret/simplex). I can't remember the model name of this frame, but it was even lower end than your P18. It had single pivot side-pull brakes, riveted crankset,...
05-31-11, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 823
Posted By mixtemaniac

Find your local bike co-op and become a member. ...

Find your local bike co-op and become a member. It's a great way to learn.
05-31-11, 03:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 858
Posted By mixtemaniac

leave the fork as is, it looks great!

leave the fork as is, it looks great!
05-31-11, 03:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 913
Posted By mixtemaniac

I think most of the apprehension comes from...

I think most of the apprehension comes from people who aren't into C&V not knowing what's available and spreading that ignorance. This is especially true of mechanics that only work in new shops. ...
05-31-11, 10:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,870
Posted By mixtemaniac

I thought it was going to be Swiss thread too,...

I thought it was going to be Swiss thread too, but it's standard English!
05-31-11, 12:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,146
Posted By mixtemaniac

:lol: thanks

:lol: thanks
05-30-11, 06:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,570
Posted By mixtemaniac

Light Lube: -Tri Flow Chain Lube: ...

Light Lube:
-Tri Flow

Chain Lube:
-Dumonde Tech Original (winter/fall/spring)
-Dumonde Tech Light (summer)

Grease:
-Park Polylube 1000
-Cheap generic lithium grease from auto parts store
05-30-11, 03:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,870
Posted By mixtemaniac

yes I do, why?

yes I do, why?
05-30-11, 01:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,870
Posted By mixtemaniac

So I tried heat + scraping method and that didn't...

So I tried heat + scraping method and that didn't really seem to work any better than fine sandpaper. I think I might just do the 1000 grit or finer paper and live with the clear coat not being...
05-30-11, 01:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,146
Posted By mixtemaniac

After looking around my garage, I found I had...

After looking around my garage, I found I had 220, 500, 600 and 1000 grit sandpaper. Instead of going to the store, I tested a small (wet sanded) portion of the left crank arm and finished with a...
05-30-11, 01:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,534
Posted By mixtemaniac

very interesting, thanks for sharing!

very interesting, thanks for sharing!
05-29-11, 09:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,357
Posted By mixtemaniac

pics or it didn't happen :D

pics or it didn't happen :D
05-29-11, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,146
Posted By mixtemaniac

I'm going to try 500 (heaviest I have) and then...

I'm going to try 500 (heaviest I have) and then move to 600, 800 and then 1000. I'll post my results as soon as I'm done. Perhaps I'll do one side first and show a comparison.
05-29-11, 12:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,146
Posted By mixtemaniac

Thanks for the responses! I will give a heavier...

Thanks for the responses! I will give a heavier grit sandpaper a shot and see what happens.
05-29-11, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,146
Posted By mixtemaniac

Oxidized Aluminum Cranks - Anodized?

I have this nice set of Sugino 165mm aluminum 110BCD cranks with quite a bit of oxidization/pitting. After cleaning the left crank arm and polishing with a few rounds of Mother's Aluminum Polish, it...
05-29-11, 10:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,870
Posted By mixtemaniac

This would be nice! I have the time but not the...

This would be nice! I have the time but not the money :)
05-29-11, 10:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,870
Posted By mixtemaniac

I can scrape it off, but at this point the clear...

I can scrape it off, but at this point the clear coat is fragile and it starts to scratch. I think I will probably just scrape it off anyway and polish the whole frame for some shine/protection.
05-29-11, 12:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,870
Posted By mixtemaniac

I have yet to try heat. I will give that a shot...

I have yet to try heat. I will give that a shot on some of the larger areas and see what happens. Thanks for the suggestion.
05-29-11, 12:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,870
Posted By mixtemaniac

I can scrape it off. But, I was trying to...

I can scrape it off. But, I was trying to minimize damage to the paint to avoid rust. I guess I can always touch-up though.
05-29-11, 12:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,870
Posted By mixtemaniac

It's only on the painted surfaces. My guess is...

It's only on the painted surfaces. My guess is that it's some kind of tar, rubber residue or some plastic that scraped against it. Judging by the condition of the paint, I imagine the bike was just...
05-28-11, 10:29 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 15,404
Posted By mixtemaniac

If you want to get your feet wet with CF, you...

If you want to get your feet wet with CF, you could always grab one of these for only $1,900 USD at bikesdirect.com :innocent:

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/kestrel/images/oz_evoke_sl_600.jpg
05-28-11, 10:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,870
Posted By mixtemaniac

So I've finally cleaned all the rust spots and...

So I've finally cleaned all the rust spots and now I just need to clean off the black gunk before touching-up. So far, nothing has worked that doesn't start removing the paint. I finally tried...
05-27-11, 10:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,388
Posted By mixtemaniac

probably hi-ten tubing. Cromo sticker will...

probably hi-ten tubing. Cromo sticker will generally be visible on the seat tube if there is one. I'd say go for it!
05-27-11, 10:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,373
Posted By mixtemaniac

awesome mixte!

awesome mixte!
05-27-11, 10:11 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 15,404
Posted By mixtemaniac

Jan, interesting and well written post! I'm...

Jan, interesting and well written post! I'm curious, have you ridden any modern titanium bikes? I don't have much long-term experience with either CF or Ti. What I've read/heard is Ti soaks up the...
05-22-11, 09:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,595
Posted By mixtemaniac

I think for ~$200-$250 the Origin8 mixte is a...

I think for ~$200-$250 the Origin8 mixte is a darn good value. This is not the kind of frame you build into a looker. What are you expecting for that kind of money? You buy it for your shopping...
05-21-11, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,710
Posted By mixtemaniac

Yeah, I'd go with Velo Orange for a quick and...

Yeah, I'd go with Velo Orange for a quick and easy fix. If you have a decent bike co-op in your area, you might try looking there too.
05-20-11, 02:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,261
Posted By mixtemaniac

it pains my heart to see all this nice stuff...

it pains my heart to see all this nice stuff sitting unused! Please sell, trade or build!
05-17-11, 10:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,070
Posted By mixtemaniac

I appreciate all the responses. This thread has...

I appreciate all the responses. This thread has been a great read!
05-15-11, 12:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,787
Posted By mixtemaniac

Yes, it is quite the pickle!

Yes, it is quite the pickle!
05-14-11, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,787
Posted By mixtemaniac

Thanks for the info JohnDThompson! So, these are...

Thanks for the info JohnDThompson! So, these are Nuovo Record cups! I suppose I should upload the photos to Velobase soon. Other than tracking down the original spindles, what hope do I have for...
05-14-11, 01:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,070
Posted By mixtemaniac

Basically, I just want to measure my work and...

Basically, I just want to measure my work and improve. The Park set just seemed convenient since it already fits the stand I have. Have you worked on a DT Swiss stand at all? It may change your...
05-14-11, 01:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,787
Posted By mixtemaniac

I thought they were NR cups to me as well. I...

I thought they were NR cups to me as well. I can't find any others online though.
05-14-11, 01:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,787
Posted By mixtemaniac

Thanks for all the replies so far everyone. ...

Thanks for all the replies so far everyone.

I took a few measurements and the "Made In Italy" adjustable cup is definitely thin walled compared to the others. It's also not as wide overall...
05-14-11, 01:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,070
Posted By mixtemaniac

That looks like a good idea when dealing with a...

That looks like a good idea when dealing with a large volume of wheels. I realize the rim extrusion is a huge factor, but I do not subscribe to the notion that sight & sound can trump scientific...
05-14-11, 12:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,870
Posted By mixtemaniac

'84 Peugeot Mixte Touch-Up, Rust, & Cleaning Project

I have a '84 Peugeot mixte I'm working on building into a speedy city bike. I have it stripped to the bare frame and it's going to be quite a bit of work to get rolling again. There are multiple...
05-14-11, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,787
Posted By mixtemaniac

Help ID These Campagnolo French BB Cups

I could not find anything on Google, Ebay, etc and the two similar listings on Velo Base do not indicate French threaded availability. ...
05-13-11, 10:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,070
Posted By mixtemaniac

Even low-end machine-built wheels are spec'd to...

Even low-end machine-built wheels are spec'd to around ~.3mm-.4mm. ~5.-.6mm is common for steel rims. If any shop or company is spec'd at 1.0mm, they should be out of business instantly as no one...
05-13-11, 04:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,070
Posted By mixtemaniac

I can assure you that 0.1mm is quite common and...

I can assure you that 0.1mm is quite common and most better wheel shops will build to this spec. However, the point isn't really whether I can notice the difference while riding. The point is to...
05-13-11, 04:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,070
Posted By mixtemaniac

Yes, I seriously doubt that Park is making the...

Yes, I seriously doubt that Park is making the dial. I have looked at many magnetic base dial indicators, but I was looking at the Park set for convenience. It mounts specifically to the stand and...
05-13-11, 03:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,070
Posted By mixtemaniac

I do not understand your comment.

I do not understand your comment.
05-13-11, 02:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,070
Posted By mixtemaniac

Park TS-2di Dial Indicator Set Accuracy (for TS-2, TS-2.2 stands)

Hi,

I am considering purchasing the TS-2di (http://www.parktool.com/product/dial-indicator-gauge-set-for-ts-2-2-and-ts-2-truing-stands-ts-2di) dial indicator set for the TS-2.2 stands. I am...
05-12-11, 09:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 15,485
Posted By mixtemaniac

I bet the small size would do just fine with 590...

I bet the small size would do just fine with 590 and long reach brakes.
05-11-11, 10:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 15,485
Posted By mixtemaniac

The Origin8 mixte frameset is a good deal at...

The Origin8 mixte frameset is a good deal at ~$250 if your budget doesn't quite allow something like a Soma Buena Vista. It comes in various sizes from 42cm to 58cm. ...
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