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09-14-19, 10:59 AM
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Posted By thook

i vote procession of shame

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yy4CN9DVPII
09-12-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 580
Posted By thook

probably uses spokes for kabob skewers and...

probably uses spokes for kabob skewers and fondue...lol

good salt, btw. only one i've found, besides redmond's, that doesn't contain traces of micro plastics in testing i've seen
09-12-19, 12:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By thook

i found nutcase helmets to be a nice solution. i...

i found nutcase helmets to be a nice solution. i got one, a friend was inspired and got one, and i got my wife one...<<in hawaiian print! the easy one hand quick release throat strap is nice, too
09-12-19, 12:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 616
Posted By thook

i have a schwinn super le tour spec'd for a 26.4...

i have a schwinn super le tour spec'd for a 26.4 post. i wanted to try a 26.8 post before i knew what it was spec'd for and it simply wouldn't fit. sounds like you made the right choice
09-05-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 822
Posted By thook

and, that answers that!! thanks, dddd ;)

and, that answers that!! thanks, dddd ;)
09-05-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 822
Posted By thook

Miele Man well, shucks....you may be right....

Miele Man

well, shucks....you may be right. i can't find any reference to sante having ever been HG compatible from stock.....though, they can be easily converted. i was under the impression when...
09-05-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 822
Posted By thook

right, i have read the entire thread. but, i...

right, i have read the entire thread. but, i don't think he really knows what he has, yet, either. admittedly, i'm assuming his 7spd hub should atleast be like my 105 given they are of the same age....
09-05-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 822
Posted By thook

but, he can already use HG cassettes

but, he can already use HG cassettes
09-04-19, 11:07 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,254
Posted By thook

do you have the wheel all the back in the drop...

do you have the wheel all the back in the drop outs? looks like the stays are dimpled from the first photo
09-04-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,067
Posted By thook

i went ahead and laced one of the new spokes in...

i went ahead and laced one of the new spokes in on the ND side of the rear wheel. bear in mind, i'm cutting old and replacing with new one by one. at any rate, the length is working out great. but,...
09-04-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 822
Posted By thook

if anyone happened to read the original post vs...

if anyone happened to read the original post vs this one, nevermind the nonsense. brain misfiring

anyway, i have three UG/HG compatible hubs; two deore dx and one 105 (i didn't realize was also...
09-04-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,067
Posted By thook

i used a different method of measuring...sans the...

i used a different method of measuring...sans the calipers...and whew...the length is correct. still, the gauge is different. i even tried using a new 15g nipple on an old spoke and it won't thread...
09-04-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,067
Posted By thook

first, i just wanna thank everyone who's chimed...

first, i just wanna thank everyone who's chimed in on my behalf here. i've learned a lot so far

second....well, my spokes arrived today and they are thinner. i ordered 15g and i'm sure that's what...
09-04-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 842
Posted By thook

i'm sure it's a great tool. i ain't got that...

i'm sure it's a great tool. i ain't got that kinda money to spend on it, though ;)
09-04-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,504
Posted By thook

jeirvine thanks for the update on the hardware. i...

jeirvine thanks for the update on the hardware. i haven't ordered, yet, so good. i think i'll wait until they sort the issue

Cycle Tourist it's not a double. and, the smallest ring it'll accept...
09-03-19, 11:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 842
Posted By thook

i'd thought briefly of making my own, but i've...

i'd thought briefly of making my own, but i've got enough other type stuff to fix and build as it is. there's some nice diy examples on the web and they do look as good if not better. and, at a...
09-03-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 842
Posted By thook

modern advancement is many times a good thing,...

modern advancement is many times a good thing, no? but, that old stand is really neat! and, i like the way those knobs on either side look. thanks for sharing it! :beer:

my new spokes and nipples...
09-03-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 842
Posted By thook

i see what you mean man...that thing's a...

i see what you mean

man...that thing's a beast! looks like a piece of engineering right out of antiquity!

i'm quite new to wheel building and it's tools, but looks like the radial might be a...
09-03-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 842
Posted By thook

ah, okay....looks like the "kit" comes with some...

ah, okay....looks like the "kit" comes with some extra tools. so, no...i didn't get the kit. bumps the cost pretty good, though :(
09-03-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 842
Posted By thook

there's that. also, the convenience of not having...

there's that. also, the convenience of not having to keep a bike occupied in the middle of a wheel build. and, it takes up less space in my shop....which is challenged in that respect, anyway....lol
09-03-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 842
Posted By thook

this is the one i got. no mention of a kit. i...

this is the one i got. no mention of a kit. i didn't realize there was a kit. i'll have to look that up.
...
09-03-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 842
Posted By thook

those look like nice well made stands! not too...

those look like nice well made stands! not too bad on price either...in US dollars

in all my searching, some of the new double arm stands had that kind of problem...ie. wider axles. plus, there...
09-03-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 842
Posted By thook

oh, man...i didn't get any notification you guys...

oh, man...i didn't get any notification you guys had replied. thanks, though! i found a minoura FT-1 stand for not quite $80. seems to be sturdier in reviews over the more portable/folding style ones...
09-02-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 822
Posted By thook

it must depend on the generation of UG hub if HG...

it must depend on the generation of UG hub if HG cassettes are to fit. my first gen 6spd UG hub will not fit an HG without grinding, but the second gen 7spd hubs on my 700c matrix/deore dx and 26"...
09-02-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By thook

well, it depends on where things are bent. in my...

well, it depends on where things are bent. in my case, the fork blades were bent at the crown area and didn't have to futz with curvature. that made things more simple in terms of rebending...ie. the...
09-02-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 822
Posted By thook

the spacing is real close, but slightly narrower...

the spacing is real close, but slightly narrower on the 8spd and shifting may not be as reliable or precise if you're original shifters are indexed. you can swap out the freehub, but what i've done...
09-02-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By thook

lol....exactly what i'd just realized, too

lol....exactly what i'd just realized, too
09-02-19, 08:51 AM
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Views: 228
Posted By thook

years ago i had my trek 614 on the rack of my car...

years ago i had my trek 614 on the rack of my car roof and stopped at a bank to make a deposit. i didn't realize the depository roof was too low (most banks are not) and it hit my bike. i wasn't...
09-01-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,022
Posted By thook

just to note, trek used the duopar in atleast...

just to note, trek used the duopar in atleast '82, also
08-29-19, 11:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,478
Posted By thook

plan c, is my vote! it's hard to maneuver quickly...

plan c, is my vote! it's hard to maneuver quickly with one hand if you need to shift, too. brifters eliminate that
08-29-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,504
Posted By thook

for sure! i like a minimum of 25-30 gear inches...

for sure! i like a minimum of 25-30 gear inches for where i live and like to ride. i'm glad i don't have to go through as much challenge as you had with the BB and all, though
08-29-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 949
Posted By thook

i agree! i'll have to see if i can take a...

i agree!

i'll have to see if i can take a few minutes tomorrow in daylight to snap some shots of the frame i have. fair warning...it's in pretty rough shape
08-29-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,504
Posted By thook

so, after looking, it started to become less than...

so, after looking, it started to become less than simple and easy enough to find studs that fit the parameters of size, spacing, and any hopeful cost savings. there is none on the latter. no harm...
08-29-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 842
Posted By thook

i've not seen anything resembling a wheel stand...

i've not seen anything resembling a wheel stand on the CL for a long time (while looking for other stuf)....lol

i keep looking, though. thanks!
08-29-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,235
Posted By thook

thanks!!!!

thanks!!!!
08-29-19, 12:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 842
Posted By thook

Wheel building stand recommendations?

park tools are out of the question. very nice, but simply out of my budget :)

i need something adequate for the home builder looking to build a wheelset here and there and keep wheels maintained....
08-29-19, 12:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 949
Posted By thook

so, i was reading this thread (nice bike up...

so, i was reading this thread (nice bike up there, btw!!!) and remembered.....i have this old libertas piled behind the hay barn. i don't think it's anything "special", but thought i'd ask about it....
08-28-19, 11:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,235
Posted By thook

kunsunoke still got the handlebars?

kunsunoke still got the handlebars?
08-28-19, 01:11 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,504
Posted By thook

what are these for? "chainring bolt sleeves" ...

what are these for? "chainring bolt sleeves"

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/chainsets/thorn-chainring-bolt-sleeves-15mm-m8-extra-fine-thread/?geoc=US
08-27-19, 11:35 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,504
Posted By thook

that's great! fancy it up with some chrome acorn...

that's great! fancy it up with some chrome acorn nuts and you'll have the k-mart "especial" :D
08-27-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,504
Posted By thook

thanks, fellas. yes..i will wait to have hardware...

thanks, fellas. yes..i will wait to have hardware before getting the tap and drilling! good of you to point out :)
08-27-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,504
Posted By thook

merziac ....thanks! i've perused their website...

merziac ....thanks! i've perused their website before. we have a local source just like them, but usually you have to buy in bulk quantities. they're really set up to supply the pro's

what i'd...
08-26-19, 11:29 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,504
Posted By thook

scarlson re: tap guide......i actually had...

scarlson

re: tap guide......i actually had one of those a long time ago! geez....wonder if i still have it. never knew what it was. i pick up little lots of tools from yard sales and flea markets...
08-26-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 506
Posted By thook

....when they can stop laughing

....when they can stop laughing
08-26-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 506
Posted By thook

no one else has said it, so might as well be...

no one else has said it, so might as well be me.....

"run!! do not walk!!"....

when you want it to go faster :fred:

the moral? maybe there is something for everyone
08-26-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,504
Posted By thook

the pedal side of the crank arm profile is pretty...

the pedal side of the crank arm profile is pretty flat as laid on the table. i've only done a mock up to see how things might work, so i'm not sure how level it would be that way. i'd have to gauge...
08-26-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,504
Posted By thook

i'd need an italian bike first! don't give me an...

i'd need an italian bike first! don't give me an excuse....lol!
08-26-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,504
Posted By thook

lol....thanks, again, terry i'd thought of...

lol....thanks, again, terry

i'd thought of doing a set up along those lines, as well. however, my project just got as simple as it can get, i think.....

my wife found this drill press for me at...
08-26-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,504
Posted By thook

i had thought of that. and, yes, that would...

i had thought of that. and, yes, that would enable centering the ring to the spindle. the other concern for me is getting the holes drilled straight so the hardware goes in/through straight so the...
08-26-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,504
Posted By thook

okay, i get. i hope something comes around for...

okay, i get. i hope something comes around for you, then. you'll have to get a longer BB spindle, though, when you go with a triple. so, just make sure the spindle taper and crank match
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