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02-02-17, 08:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,839
Posted By Steeljunky

haHa! love it when that happens...it's less than...

haHa! love it when that happens...it's less than $100/yr at this point...
02-02-17, 04:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,839
Posted By Steeljunky

hey my first steely was a concord...like you...

hey

my first steely was a concord...like you i spent a ton of time trying to find info. there is a list of serial numbers out there. i promise, i've seen it....keep digging! sorry, there than...
08-09-16, 12:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By Steeljunky

try copenhagenize blog... Copenhagenize.com...

try copenhagenize blog...

Copenhagenize.com - Bicycle Culture by Design (http://www.copenhagenize.com)

lots of data, and links to more data throughout their archives. it would be a good place...
08-02-16, 04:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 392
Posted By Steeljunky

Ok, changed my mind

Hey again,

I posted yesterday about wanting a new bb for a bike. After sleeping on it, I have decided to spend the money on my commuter, since that it what I ride everyday and depend on. The fun...
08-02-16, 04:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 869
Posted By Steeljunky

hey all, thanks for all of the input. I...

hey all,

thanks for all of the input. I checked out some of the links and now i am just not sure what to do. the SKF does look nice but is also pretty expensive. and the bike I originally...
07-31-16, 08:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 869
Posted By Steeljunky

hey, well I am not necessarily looking for...

hey, well I am not necessarily looking for expensive, although I know good stuff costs more. I am just curious if there are other companies out there producing good quality components. Thanks for...
07-31-16, 07:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 869
Posted By Steeljunky

Want a new bb

Hey guys,

I have been thinking about upgrading my bike and need to replace the bb anyway. I really wanted a Phil Wood, as I hear so much about how awesome they are. My question to you all is, if...
04-16-16, 02:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,341
Posted By Steeljunky

Hey, my my two cents is stay away from the...

Hey,

my my two cents is stay away from the fixie/ss whatever. If you are in great shape and a proficient cyclist then you could get away with it and enjoy the hell out of some ky hills. But...
04-16-16, 02:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,513
Posted By Steeljunky

My first mod on any of my bikes is the general...

My first mod on any of my bikes is the general cockpit area. I'm not really comfortable on drop bars, so I've always immediately done chop and flop. I know, it's silly but I like the bullhorn look...
04-08-16, 12:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By Steeljunky

hey all, thanks for the input. it is pretty...

hey all,

thanks for the input. it is pretty loose, but honestly it has not seemed to pose a problem when riding but it is just pretty droopy. i have chosen to let it be for now and hope that...
04-07-16, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By Steeljunky

Chain tensioning with internal hub question

Hey all,

So I noticed that my chain is a bit slack. I have a bit of play in the rear drops to move the wheel back, but I am concerned about the cable for the hub.

It is an 8 spd internal hub,...
03-30-16, 01:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,582
Posted By Steeljunky

Hey there, i just got got a new set of...

Hey there,

i just got got a new set of wheels and a new cassette. I originally had a 6 spd but then my buddy said lets just see if it works. It is totally fine. Shifts beautifully thru all...
03-16-16, 03:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,395
Posted By Steeljunky

hey, i agree this question is not without...

hey,

i agree this question is not without merit, and to each their own. and i agree that bike security is paramount to bike enjoyment. but this idea just seems like a cumbersome solution to a...
03-15-16, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,395
Posted By Steeljunky

man, i've lived in some rough neighbourhoods...

man, i've lived in some rough neighbourhoods (crack-infested apartments and worse), and never felt the need for this level of security. where do you live? how expensive are your bikes? do you...
03-15-16, 02:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 801
Posted By Steeljunky

hey, i don't know for sure, but it seems as...

hey,

i don't know for sure, but it seems as if in most large european cities there are periodic bike swaps. check the university webpage for a uni Fahrrad sale/swap. and look for Flohmärkt...
03-15-16, 01:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,544
Posted By Steeljunky

here is the european bike messenger...

here is the european bike messenger equivalent...a true messenger in that much of the paper post is delivered by bicycle. it was one of the things that i immediately loved about germany! way to go...
Forum: Touring
03-14-16, 03:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 937
Posted By Steeljunky

hey all, thanks for the feedback. from what...

hey all, thanks for the feedback. from what others have said, i think i will go without the maps and see where that gets me. doesn't seem to bad, and oh well if i get a bit lost. thanks again, and...
Forum: Touring
03-11-16, 04:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 937
Posted By Steeljunky

Eurovelo routes

hey all,

i am planning on taking a ride from Bonn to Amsterdam in the near future, and i am just discovering this eurovelo system. their website leaves a lot to be desired though, as i can not...
03-08-16, 04:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,467
Posted By Steeljunky

thanks for the input... the hilltopper looks...

thanks for the input...

the hilltopper looks like just the thing i am looking for. easy to install and simple implementation. i would really like to see some reviews after a full year or more of...
03-07-16, 02:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,467
Posted By Steeljunky

Aftermarket E-assist questions....

Hey all,

my fiancee and i commute daily on regular bikes. in the am, we go downhill, but after work we have to go back up. I don't mind the exercise, but after a few months of doing it she is...
03-04-16, 04:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 913
Posted By Steeljunky

Hey there, I have only one experience with...

Hey there,

I have only one experience with selling things at a swap, and it was a good experience. i am not sure about the higher price opinion, my take on it is just that it is a higher...
02-26-16, 08:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,774
Posted By Steeljunky

hey, i think i have posted this pic of my...

hey,

i think i have posted this pic of my old concord in which i chopped and flopped, and then flopped again for a more upright position. it was a little weird at first cause the cockpit felt...
10-24-15, 01:41 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,626
Posted By Steeljunky

Hey! well, based on the experience of the...

Hey!

well, based on the experience of the more experienced, I guess you can make an aftermarket rack setup work without problems. I was probably not setting my rack up perfectly and then...
10-23-15, 06:26 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,626
Posted By Steeljunky

Hey again, I hate to keep being a naysayer,...

Hey again,

I hate to keep being a naysayer, but to your specific questions on racks. If i recall, this frame does not have the brazeons for racks, or the eyelets in the rear triangle. this could...
10-21-15, 02:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,436
Posted By Steeljunky

Wow, that's cool. Those bars are so sweet

Wow, that's cool. Those bars are so sweet
10-21-15, 02:39 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,626
Posted By Steeljunky

Hey there, honestly, having been in your...

Hey there,

honestly, having been in your shoes, I would agree with others that you might want to rethink how you are approaching this bike. I commend you for doing the work yourself and using it...
10-21-15, 01:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By Steeljunky

Hey Kyle, if I may, please let me share my...

Hey Kyle,

if I may, please let me share my experience with you. Some years ago, I was struck out of nowhere to get into cycling. I knew literally nothing except that I wanted to ride a bike. On...
10-20-15, 05:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 857
Posted By Steeljunky

howdy! when I lived in Indianapolis, I...

howdy!

when I lived in Indianapolis, I bought several vintage steel bikes off of CL. One guy in particular seemed somewhat shady to me because when I showed up he had a large garage in an...
10-09-15, 05:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 951
Posted By Steeljunky

interesting, wish i had more information for...

interesting,

wish i had more information for you besides my own experience with a similar issue. the first steel road bike i bought turned out to be an 80's Concord Pro II (with no e on the end)....
10-07-15, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By Steeljunky

Well I think I found the needed clue. After...

Well I think I found the needed clue. After looking them over more closely again, I found what are remnants of some straight black paint lines on the non drive side. Then looked again at some of...
10-07-15, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By Steeljunky

Awesome, thanks for more info guys. And I must...

Awesome, thanks for more info guys. And I must agree that caveman's ride is pretty sweet. That green is pretty unique

looked at the Solida ones and some of the spiders looked the same, but the...
10-06-15, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By Steeljunky

Thanks guys! I will follow up on these and see...

Thanks guys! I will follow up on these and see what I come up with. Happy trails!
10-06-15, 01:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By Steeljunky

Help with identifying cranks and rings

Hey all,

I was hoping some of you may have insight as to what make these cranks and rings are. The cranks only say "Made in France" on the inside near the pedal bolt. The rings are 52t and i...
10-03-15, 06:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By Steeljunky

Howdy, yes, you are right that it is...

Howdy,

yes, you are right that it is probably an unfair request, but hey, gotta try! And I guess part of the reason is I think it would be cool to have from the race rather than one just from...
10-02-15, 05:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Posted By Steeljunky

L'Eroica and Wool Jerseys

hey bike friends (i hope this is the right forum for this post),

curious if any of you are going to L'Eroica this weekend (or are already there) and wanted to help a guy out with a wool jersey? I...
10-02-15, 04:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By Steeljunky

L'Eroica and Wool Jerseys

hey bike friends (i hope this is the right forum for this post),

curious if any of you are going to L'Eroica this weekend (or are already there) and wanted to help a guy out with a wool jersey? I...
09-29-15, 02:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By Steeljunky

Thanks for your input folks... I think that...

Thanks for your input folks...

I think that the housing is a bit long and loose where it goes around the seat-post. there is no cable stop there, so anytime the brake is applied the housing...
09-28-15, 05:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By Steeljunky

Rear side pull brake adjustment trick?

hey guys,

i recently picked up a mid-80's gitane with side pull brakes. as usual, the front is super tight with only a few mm's of travel. the rear brake is another story. no matter how hard i...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-15, 04:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,441
Posted By Steeljunky

hey, not to beat a dead horse, but it seems that...

hey, not to beat a dead horse, but it seems that some are of the opinion that females can't or won't do any bike stuff except buy a pretty pink one. i am a guy and even i find that offensive. i...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-15, 05:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,441
Posted By Steeljunky

take my advice worth a grain of salt, but i think...

take my advice worth a grain of salt, but i think a couple things are in order.

first, if you are going to commute daily, you will need to know some basic mechanics. if something breaks on the...
09-24-15, 04:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By Steeljunky

All that stuff...

A thought occurred to me just now, and I am curious to know the answer. My question is: What do the pro teams do with all of the stuff from their wrecked bikes? Do they have dedicated pro shops...
09-23-15, 01:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,857
Posted By Steeljunky

so i just got a german commuter with this hub and...

so i just got a german commuter with this hub and it was set up for me at the shop. since day 1, 5th was the worst gear and doing exactly as the op said. then, over a few hundred km's, all the...
09-15-15, 01:51 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 54,106
Posted By Steeljunky

477391 Picked up this 86? Gitane Champion...

477391


Picked up this 86? Gitane Champion at the university bike sale over the weekend. Yes, I chopped the bars, and for that I am sorry. Pretty sure they weren't original anyway. Even though...
Forum: Touring
04-26-15, 12:34 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 286,325
Posted By Steeljunky

Hey guys, timely question about rack fitting. ...

Hey guys, timely question about rack fitting. Ran into this problem today after snagging a used front rack at a swap. I had the Allen bolts for the fork ends, but no hardware to connect up top. ...
Forum: Touring
04-23-15, 09:06 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 286,325
Posted By Steeljunky

Hey rodar, thanks! It just got "repainted" with...

Hey rodar, thanks! It just got "repainted" with rust oleum on the fork and rear tri and *gasp* the stem and bar! The main tubes I covered in black and white bumper stickers, then clear-coated the...
04-22-15, 01:07 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 57,329
Posted By Steeljunky

hey all, looking to get some used panniers,...

hey all,

looking to get some used panniers, both front and back, for two bikes. I have some mismatched things, but would be nice to have functional gear! Obviously, i don't expect it all to come...
Forum: Touring
04-22-15, 12:50 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 286,325
Posted By Steeljunky

Hey guys! Great forum... Scrapped together...

Hey guys! Great forum...

Scrapped together this Trek 800 Antelope last summer to get into mountain biking. Redid it this spring and am slowly upgrading components. Hope to get bar extensions,...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-17-14, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,511
Posted By Steeljunky

Awesome, thanks for the links and info. I will...

Awesome, thanks for the links and info. I will give these a shot and see if I can pin down my design a little better. My plan is to build up a fixie frame for this first one. I figure a stripped...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-16-14, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,511
Posted By Steeljunky

Geometry calculator online

Hey guys!

I've been a rider for many years, and am at the point where I want to try my hand at building. I'm currently in the process of learning how to weld, braze, etc, and in the meantime...
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