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05-12-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 245
Posted By cudak888

Brian Chapman's lug lining

Perfection. Everyone should have an opportunity to see this:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CLmpjlqnMC5/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

-Kurt
05-12-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

"Dimples", as in indentations or growths? I...

"Dimples", as in indentations or growths? I suspect indents. That's a common wear issue. The bearing will no longer roll smoothly and likely need a slightly loose adjustment for the axle to spin w/o...
05-02-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By mpetry912

think about weight distribution; especially on...

think about weight distribution; especially on larger frames, the weight bias is to the rear.

The larger tire should go on the rear. Sometimes MTB use a larger tire on the front for better...
04-23-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 453
Posted By oldbobcat

Before going out an purchasing riser handlebars...

Before going out an purchasing riser handlebars and stem, try sliding your saddle back a centimeter or so. This moves your center of gravity away from the arms and shoulders and toward your hips and...
03-25-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

PB Blaster is not a lube, it will help degrade...

PB Blaster is not a lube, it will help degrade any current lube however. Adding a drop or three of suitable oil to the shift pod internals is a good idea. Campy has had a few lube ports molded into...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,663
Posted By Iride01

I've always ridden tires till the cords are...

I've always ridden tires till the cords are wearing through or they get a puncture or cut that bulges too much when inflated to normal pressure.

There are a few times I changed one early because I...
03-04-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By fishboat

I built Musson's truing stand(plans in the...

I built Musson's truing stand(plans in the book)..have about $15 in this:
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/20201104_081543_f2e0089704cb34c326c4973b599274b613168afd.jpg...
02-20-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,153
Posted By gugie

PSA - Framebuilder Supply - not just for Framebuilders

It's a small, local Portland Oregon company (https://framebuildersupply.com/) that's grown over the past few years. You can't throw a rock in Portlandia without hitting a framebuilder. Early on they...
02-19-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,141
Posted By r0ckh0und

I would avoid that like the plague.

I would avoid that like the plague.
02-06-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By katsarasj

1984 Pinarello "Air"

Decided to post my Pinarello made from Columbus Air tubing. It is in original paint with trick, period correct French Roval aero wheelset (18 and 24 bladed spoked front and back wheels,...
02-06-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,238
Posted By Reynolds

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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01-27-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,700
Posted By scarlson

I love my Vitus 979. In fact, all my friends love...

I love my Vitus 979. In fact, all my friends love their Vitus 979s! We have a club, you see. There is one way to become a member: believe in the power of glue....
12-29-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,476
Posted By bark_eater

Just say'n.... ...

Just say'n....


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12-27-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,476
Posted By jonwvara

Orthodoxy Part 2

I'm sure that many longtime members of this forum were disturbed to learn of a possible misinterpretation of the serial numbering of Centurion brand bicycles. This in itself is bad enough, but it...
12-26-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 9,193
Posted By Darth Lefty

Festivus was last week

Festivus was last week
12-19-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,534
Posted By AlmostTrick

^^^ Yes. Some dork disks, oops I mean pie plates,...

^^^ Yes. Some dork disks, oops I mean pie plates, will never break... and removing them would wreck the look of the bike.
...
12-18-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,342
Posted By SurferRosa

Trakhak, please read my post again. You needn't...

Trakhak, please read my post again. You needn't read anything in it, except my great distaste for Kenda tires.

Happy holidays to you, Trakhak.



And to you, anotherbike.
12-18-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,342
Posted By SurferRosa

Dry, rotten, old tires feel better than new...

Dry, rotten, old tires feel better than new Kendas?

Yeah, sounds right.
12-14-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,686
Posted By cyccommute

We have household hazardous disposal pick up in...

We have household hazardous disposal pick up in my city. Most municipalities do. But, frankly, I don’t have that much material for disposal. I clean a chain once before I install it an never have...
12-04-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,677
Posted By Doug Fattic

Yep I made a frame for Tom Faulkner in March,...

Yep I made a frame for Tom Faulkner in March, 1984. I had a few customers from SW Ohio back then because I taught high school there before I went over to apprentice in England. And my in-laws lived...
12-03-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,677
Posted By Doug Fattic

It would be convenient if this frame could talk...

It would be convenient if this frame could talk in English. If you look close, you can see that the original customer's name is written in script on the top tube near the seat lug on the drive side....
12-03-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,983
Posted By Doug Fattic

Jamie Swann is a machinist and teaches machining...

Jamie Swann is a machinist and teaches machining practices I believe. Notice his "top eyes" on his frame (the pieces on the seat tube end of the seat stays that attach to the seat lug). He machined...
12-01-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,983
Posted By Doug Fattic

I'll write in more detail the steps involved in...

I'll write in more detail the steps involved in properly aligning a steel frame that has come in for reconditioning. Of course a pro is expected to achieve a higher standard of excellence. The front...
11-16-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,400
Posted By Dave Mayer

Dura-Ace 7700 and 7800 are the best shifting STI...

Dura-Ace 7700 and 7800 are the best shifting STI shifters ever. When Shimano moved the cable housings under the bar tape, it introduced sharper cable bends and more friction. This was offset...
11-04-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,404
Posted By fishboat

..thread-starting editor is giving me some grief...

..thread-starting editor is giving me some grief with adding pics..

also built a dish gauge..
...
11-04-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,637
Posted By hazetguy

the twist creates a vortex air flow pattern,...

the twist creates a vortex air flow pattern, decreasing wind resistance (increasing aerodynamic advantage), thereby a significant increase in wattage output is created (when compared to non-twisted...
11-02-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,986
Posted By downtube42

We are the other. Ten motorists roll through a...

We are the other. Ten motorists roll through a stop sign and motorists think those are just bad drivers. One cyclist rolls through the stop sign, and motorists think the cyclist is demonstrating the...
10-31-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,166
Posted By HillRider

Frankly, if someone was going to counterfeit a...

Frankly, if someone was going to counterfeit a bike I expect they would have used a more famous name than Wilier. I guess they are decent bikes but certainly not worth faking.
10-30-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 911
Posted By Doug Fattic

I'm old enough to have put on brand new Campy or...

I'm old enough to have put on brand new Campy or Shimano cranksets over 50 years ago. Almost all of them have a bit of wobble the 1st time I installed them. They wobble more or less depending on...
10-26-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,312
Posted By TiHabanero

I have seen this at the shop hundreds of times,...

I have seen this at the shop hundreds of times, even on tubes that have been in use for a year or more. They always split longitudinally. Not sure what causes this outside of the spoke hole opening...
10-22-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,859
Posted By Tomm Willians

She leaves me stunned....

My gf has a ‘97 Colnago Dream Mapei that is her pride and joy. Last night she found the same bike in my size and insisted on buying it as “we need matching Colnagos”
Tonight we are sitting in a...
10-22-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 934
Posted By merziac

True enough but most all tools require some...

True enough but most all tools require some finesse, if you're long on it , the tool(s) may be less critical.

That being said, the Park would not be my first choice but was an ok deal and...
10-22-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,694
Posted By rccardr

Dremel with fibre cutoff wheel. High speed so...

Dremel with fibre cutoff wheel. High speed so the outer housing doesn’t melt.
Shop awl to open end hole.
Run a section of cable with a sealed end in and out a few times to polish the cut....
10-04-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 720
Posted By Mad Honk

And nothing in this discussion about using a...

And nothing in this discussion about using a lubrication for the threads to keep from seizing via dielectric activity. Smiles, MH
10-04-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,115
Posted By herr_hest

To sum it all up, it turned out like this; i'm...

To sum it all up, it turned out like this; i'm happy

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09-17-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,005
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Now that you mention it, the KMC chains I've...

Now that you mention it, the KMC chains I've handled recently seemed a bit sticky, but I didn't get a sense that the coating was something other than grease. No matter, I just mount them, wipe all...
09-01-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,349
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

^This^ It's the rings that are BioPace, not...

^This^

It's the rings that are BioPace, not the cranks. Use the rings, swap them out for round ones; doesn't matter. The cranks can stay. I have two late 80s Schwinns with BioPace rings. I forget...
09-01-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,349
Posted By 79pmooney

Those chainrings use standard bolt patterns. If...

Those chainrings use standard bolt patterns. If so you can simply buy circular chainrings and try them. That will tell you far more than pagers of answers to your thread will.

I took a quick look...
08-31-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By alcjphil

If you don't have enough slack, simply remove the...

If you don't have enough slack, simply remove the bar from the stem
08-29-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,465
Posted By TenGrainBread

People say a lot of things but it doesn't make...

People say a lot of things but it doesn't make sense to say that specific materials have a certain ride quality. The materials come in such a wide variety of alloys, tube diameters, wall thickness,...
08-28-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,357
Posted By busdriver1959

[QUOTE=AlmostTrick;21662951]Of course they do....

[QUOTE=AlmostTrick;21662951]Of course they do. But they weren't cold set with makeshift tools, imprecise measurements and brute force on my garage floor.

Actually, I bend mine on a form I made...
08-12-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,193
Posted By Andy Antipas

Dan is a friend and knowledgable bike geek, and I...

Dan is a friend and knowledgable bike geek, and I usually try to stay out of these discussions.........

However, it all comes down to individual perspectives and experience. Newer is not always...
08-09-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,677
Posted By branko_76

here's an example of what it can do to a an old...

here's an example of what it can do to a an old beat-up crankset.... First I use fine grit emery cloth to remove any deep scratches and gouges, next ShopSmith with soft wire wheel at slow speed, then...
08-09-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,677
Posted By branko_76

no shop is complete without a sturdy VISE.... ...

no shop is complete without a sturdy VISE....

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07-19-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,203
Posted By retrodude

Dura Ace RD-7402 Refurbish

I been into polishing old badly scuffed up parts for a couple years now, typically I get the parts for a good deal & I really like the results. In the 80s I leaned more the campy when it came to road...
07-09-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,458
Posted By DrIsotope

As a guy who's driven a few thousand pounds of...

As a guy who's driven a few thousand pounds of decking screws, I can say that Torx is the way to go. Bikes should be all Torx. I mean sure, I curse at a Ford I'm trying to do the brakes on because it...
07-01-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,791
Posted By old's'cool

Gotta love those positive feedback braking...

Gotta love those positive feedback braking setups... especially when the rider's centre of gravity is high :eek: :lol:
06-29-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,521
Posted By iab

Nope. Pass on it. You won't ride it.

Nope. Pass on it. You won't ride it.
06-22-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By Steel Charlie

So to start with they had the most complete...

So to start with they had the most complete Sannino sets that I could find anywhere. I asked them about a Columbus Gilco MS sticker like no one in the world had one of listed and sent them a pic of...
06-14-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,666
Posted By T-Mar

The subject bicycle was manufactured by Miki of...

The subject bicycle was manufactured by Miki of Japan during 1982. There were two basic approaches to the early aero frames of 1981-1985. First was full aero, with seat and tubes that were aero...
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