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01-15-23, 01:39 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,902
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Racks......why arent there more.....and better....

Why isnt it required to have a "good" bike rack out in front of all businesses? I would think it only makes sense with the wave of E-bike folks and thats only going to get worse.

If they want ppl...
09-29-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
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yes....not quite as pronounced......thicker...

yes....not quite as pronounced......thicker rubber but mildy a lot like this.
09-29-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
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yeah i suspect it hasnt vulcanized correctly at...

yeah i suspect it hasnt vulcanized correctly at some of the internal layers. Not sure i could capture it in a picture. The result is really faint but you can feel it while running your hand over that...
09-29-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
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Gatorskin lumpy tread.....

I have a set of 25c gatorskins on my SS bike and noticed that the front started to get really lumpy. About half the tire around has odd lumps in the center of the thread. Tire has almost no wear. I...
06-25-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
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cantilever brake bolt length...?

I have a early 90s stumpjumper.....and i went to throw some cantiever brakes on it out of the parts bin but the bolts i have that thread into the cant posts are too long ? They seem bot bottom out in...
06-19-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
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I put on an older model Shimano SLX long cage and...

I put on an older model Shimano SLX long cage and it works perfect. The microshift makes no sense. I guess thats what i get for putting it on a road bike. I thought friction shifters basically were...
06-18-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
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Finally got around to riding it again today....

Finally got around to riding it again today. Definately not enough pull to get into the highest 2 cogs using a suntour ratcheting dt shifter. Also..it seems no matter what gear.....if i get on it...
05-19-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
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square taper crank bolt spec?

I swear i am getting stupider as i age. I cant find any threads that reference a proper torque spec for a square taper bb. I could swear it was something like 35 ft lbs but wanted to be sure. Does...
05-19-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
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I did not know that either. Ill check those out. ...

I did not know that either. Ill check those out.

I bought this rear probably 6 months ago just prior to winter and kind of forgot about it. I wanted to try and run it with my old ratcheting...
05-18-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By scale

$120.....and the shape of them is a bit odd...

$120.....and the shape of them is a bit odd honestly....
05-17-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
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yup...the limit screws are ok. Just not enough...

yup...the limit screws are ok. Just not enough pull to suck the cage in to get those last couple cogs. I can push it in fine and get them manually with my hand leaving a bunch of slack in the cable.
05-17-22, 05:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
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advent x rear and friction shifting...not enough pull

I thought i would do a 1x system using an advent x rear derailuer which gets great reviews. No friction shifter i have has enough pull to get it up into the granny gears in the rear. Granted all my...
03-29-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7,402
Views: 3,385,706
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What stem is that? I know all the mtbs i have the...

What stem is that? I know all the mtbs i have the bars are always way too low to do drop bars and you include the longer top tube and i can never get it right. I know most original stems with flat...
10-24-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By scale

lol......classic. Love the dresser.

lol......classic.

Love the dresser.
10-24-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By scale

Bench top mat like the Park OM-2

Anyone use a mat like the om-2? I have a nice small workbench on wheels that i use a lot and want to put a mat like this on top but the Park one is over $30 for a 15x24 mat which is a bit insane. Any...
10-16-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,283
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Ive been through a few tubs of park grease and a...

Ive been through a few tubs of park grease and a few tubes of phil. Never impressed with the phil actually but never had it seperate on me.

I know red and tacky is garbage. Ive had chassis grease...
10-16-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,283
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how about this dumb question about grease.....

I have one those fancy small grease guns like Park Tool sells.....(the gg-1). I run park grease in it out f my tub of grease. i recently ran into another grease gun.....that i got for free. What...
10-16-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
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lol....yeah its going to be friction. Old...

lol....yeah its going to be friction. Old ratcheting suntour power shifters (downtube).....although i might switch to the stem ones at some point. I have a set somewhere around here. The actual stem...
10-16-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
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Thanks its going to be microshift.....advent...

Thanks

its going to be microshift.....advent x
10-16-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
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Rear Derailleur 9sp vs 10sp

Is the spacing the same? I am looking at the medium caged advent x (10sp) mech but only have a 9sp cassette and chain at the moment. I run friction shifters so that wont/shouldnt be a problem.

My...
10-11-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
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oh wow...i saw the UN300 and UN100 and thought it...

oh wow...i saw the UN300 and UN100 and thought it might be some new wierdo sized bb standard i wasnt aware of. Good to know. Ill search these options as part of what i need.
10-11-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
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Shimano square taper UN bottom brackets

I havent bought one of these in a long time. Looks like they arent as easy to get as just a couple years ago. Is shimano still making the UN26 or the even better UN55s or is this just a bike parts...
10-10-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,336
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yup.....one says world champion .......and the...

yup.....one says world champion .......and the other says world custom. I have them both in a 39cm and i cant tell the difference. Maybe the customs are more shiny but i don think that is it. THey...
10-10-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,336
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What is the difference between the world champion...

What is the difference between the world champion and the world custom? I have both and they look the exact same to my eye.....
10-09-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,336
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I have never ran those style bars for very long....

I have never ran those style bars for very long. I never liked the odd bend. I should really give them more of a chance. Surely they are that way for a reason. Aesthetics cant be one of them. They...
10-09-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 908
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i got after them today with some light metal...

i got after them today with some light metal polish......better than they were and thats all i can really ask for. Thanks for the insight on the thread. Much appreciated.
10-09-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,336
Posted By scale

Nice. Looks good. I might be wrong about the...

Nice. Looks good. I might be wrong about the Raleigh ones i have. They have the Raleigh logo and say Raleigh USA with a flag engraving logo. I suspect the are also made by SR.
10-09-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,336
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SR Sakae Road Champion bars....

Anyone still run these? I love them. I have them on several bikes and some are branded with the Sekai name from Sekai bikes........i have another that has the Raleigh logo. I run about 38cm bars and...
10-09-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 908
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Lol.....yeah i noticed that too but just let it...

Lol.....yeah i noticed that too but just let it go on and on.......i figured i might learn something and i did :)
10-09-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 908
Posted By scale

Wow.....thats a neat little thing. Ive never seen...

Wow.....thats a neat little thing. Ive never seen one of those before.
10-09-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 908
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Thanks John...i thought Tourney turned into...

Thanks John...i thought Tourney turned into Dura-Ace....i had it backward for the old stuff i guess
10-07-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 908
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correct...they are......i have tourneys too ........

correct...they are......i have tourneys too .....

These are Dura Ace. Must be just after they switched over.
10-07-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 908
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Early Dura Ace center pulls

I have a pair of these and they are in pretty good shape. The straddle cables are a bit tarished. I dont know if it is rust or just a bit of corrosion. They are not silver any more and could use a...
10-05-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,311
Posted By scale

thanks. Ill try and hunt that thread down.. Lots...

thanks. Ill try and hunt that thread down.. Lots of good information here...thanks again. I was hoping to pick this bike up ......throw some 700cs on there and some wider tires for a light gravel...
10-05-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,311
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yes...its a Cresta GT...1987. No pictures other...

yes...its a Cresta GT...1987. No pictures other than what i have found on the web.
10-04-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,311
Posted By scale

Yeah....thats about the long and short of it. I...

Yeah....thats about the long and short of it. I know i will find something that works but i guess im trying to justify the purchase. I already have a Schwin Traveler 11.2...i think its a 1982. All...
10-04-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,311
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yeah....im searching and trying to figure out if...

yeah....im searching and trying to figure out if there is a good frog leg style that is still make that allows for this. I have seen a few posts where folks have recommened the planet x ones but they...
10-04-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,311
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mid 80s Touring or CX frames with cant brakes and 27 inch wheels

There is a nice Nishski near me ...86 i think. Its at touring frame with cantis and Tange tubing. It also has 27 inch wheels. How hard is it to swap out 700c wheels and find cantis that work on...
10-03-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 783
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older Trek frame with band downtube shifters

I have a frameset that had old suntour ratcheting friction shifters that were band mounted to the downtube.

I want to throw it together with a 1x9 setup just because i have a 1x fsa crank setup...
09-27-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 972
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Raleigh Twenty Folder Gearing

Im back on this kick. Pulled my folder out and plan to swap out the steel seat post this year and likely want to change the gearing the rear. I think the rear is a 14t or maybe 15t. Are the twentys...
08-22-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 51,754
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looks like small ..50cm or so R300 model maybe....

looks like small ..50cm or so R300 model maybe. Great bikes. I wish i could find another one. They ride fantastic.
08-14-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 572
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well i finally found the time to swap the rear...

well i finally found the time to swap the rear tire with the front and the problem followed the tire. Damn it....looks like its time for the garbage for this one. What a waste of time and money. Now...
08-06-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 572
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oh...definately 2 issues. 1 is the oddly shaped...

oh...definately 2 issues. 1 is the oddly shaped tire and the other is my disgusting out of shape self pushing and extremely heavy bike around on slow rolling tires. I dont think one has to do with...
08-06-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 572
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Thanks....yeah thats what i figure as well. I...

Thanks....yeah thats what i figure as well. I had probably done 15ish miles yesterday of your standard rail trail. Down hill on the way out so .....faster and i could really feel it. Coming back was...
08-06-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 572
Posted By scale

THanks. Yeah ill check my tube size as well. I...

THanks. Yeah ill check my tube size as well. I plan to mount the rim in the frame tireless and check for a wobble at the same spot for sure. IM 99% sure its the tire but its real hard to tell until i...
08-05-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 572
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Thanks.... I cant see a buldge with my eyes but...

Thanks....
I cant see a buldge with my eyes but i can feel it in the sidewall as i spin the tire. It just over the label area of the tire. I might try to look at it with a straight edge to see if...
08-05-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 572
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schwalbe marathon out of round ??

took the touring build out today for a shake down......12 miles or so and thats what i got. Constant thud from the rear tire the whole way. I couldnt figure it out. I thought maybe i have a flat spot...
07-25-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 900
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THanks for the blown up photo. Looks like i have...

THanks for the blown up photo. Looks like i have a little c clip to remove to get the end of the axle thing (500020) off.
07-24-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 900
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Mavic 500 sealed bearing hub

These are great hubs. I cant figure out though how to get the axle out. There is one side that has an adjustable cone to adjust any slack on sealed bearing but the problem is how do i remove the...
04-17-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By scale

Hey...thanks all. Good stuff here. I will look...

Hey...thanks all. Good stuff here. I will look into the kedge style mounts as well.
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