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06-13-22, 08:36 PM
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Posted By Pcampeau

Itís from 1986 and it looks Great!

Itís from 1986 and it looks Great!
02-18-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By sweeks

I suspected as much! The cause of 99% of recent...

I suspected as much! The cause of 99% of recent misunderstandings, to say nothing of humorous typos, on this pale blue dot.
Your avatar is admirable. :D
02-17-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By TPL

Not 'spindles' ....they are called 'splines'

Not 'spindles' ....they are called 'splines'
02-17-22, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By cxwrench

File it down and use it til it's a huge pain to...

File it down and use it til it's a huge pain to get the cogs off.
11-20-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 880
Posted By panzerwagon

Do they make you nervex? Sorry, Iíll let...

Do they make you nervex?

Sorry, Iíll let myself out.
11-19-21, 12:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,323
Posted By ThermionicScott

Too big for me, sadly. But a thought on the...

Too big for me, sadly.

But a thought on the sideways pictures in your OP: iPhone? You can tell how the picture will be oriented by the little camera icon. If it's sideways from rotating your...
11-18-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,631
Posted By ThermionicScott

I think Sheldon Brown would approve. He was all...

I think Sheldon Brown would approve. He was all about doing silly impractical things with bikes, just to do it. :thumb:
11-17-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15,013
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Posted By OTS

I have a Schwinn CrissCross Hybrid running the...

I have a Schwinn CrissCross Hybrid running the Suntour XC 7 speed stuff on my fendered dynamo-hubbed winter commuter. Actually once cleaned up, it does a decent job. You might try it before you make...
11-15-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 41,975
Posted By thumpism

Leetspeak! Very forward thinking!

Leetspeak! Very forward thinking!
11-15-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 641
Views: 235,322
Posted By T-Mar

Thank-you for posting. The Giant s/n format...

Thank-you for posting. The Giant s/n format didn't change in the early 1990s. That's late enough in the calendar year that I would suspect a 1991 model. Regardless, it's easy enough to distinguish...
11-10-21, 12:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,098
Posted By SurferRosa

That's why you fit it and mark it appropriately...

That's why you fit it and mark it appropriately before you start the work.
11-05-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By dddd

This can be done easily by anyone familiar with...

This can be done easily by anyone familiar with freehub re-spacing in general.

Starting with a Shimano or Campagnolo freehub (since these consistently position the cogs near enough to the spokes,...
11-05-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,323
Posted By mountaindave

This is really tempting, but already having a 71X...

This is really tempting, but already having a 71X (650b conversion) and 41X (700c conversion), not sure I could properly attend to another Trek in my stable. But these are lovely sport-tourers,...
11-05-21, 01:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,323
Posted By billytwosheds

There are at least a few tasteful ways this frame...

There are at least a few tasteful ways this frame could be built up. GLWS!
11-04-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,323
Posted By swen0171

I had a blue one just like that, So that color...

I had a blue one just like that, So that color existed. Now I have one in copper that's currently getting a rebuild. Great riding bikes 700c or 650b with the long reach.
11-04-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,323
Posted By bear_a_bug

Great frame, as you said, interesting color, too!...

Great frame, as you said, interesting color, too! FWIW anyone thinking of buying it -- these make great 650B conversions. Clearances for 42mm tires, and DiaCompe/Weinmann long reach centerpulls work....
11-02-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7,402
Views: 3,385,706
Posted By wrk101

Only you will know. I have matched the distance...

Only you will know. I have matched the distance from the nose of the saddle to my handlebars on all of my bikes: road, touring, and drop bar conversion. With the longish TT on most MTBs, I have...
10-31-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 634
Posted By verktyg

Lugged Reynolds 531 MTB

The last frame I built was lugged Reynolds 531 in 1992 at Albert Eisentraut's shop in Oakland, CA. By that time he was pretty much out of the picture but I was able to use his jigs and shop. It's got...
10-21-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,985
Posted By rjhammett

I have read many times that RX100 components are...

I have read many times that RX100 components are the same as 105 with a different finish. May/may not be true.
10-19-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,441
Posted By homeless in ca.

That's a nice one. If you can score a used cargo...

That's a nice one. If you can score a used cargo trailer you'll have a garage for all your bikes and extra water and stuff.
10-09-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By Bianchigirll

Pass.

Pass.
10-09-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,492
Posted By Schreck83

I needed another one and the shape of the washer...

I needed another one and the shape of the washer reminded me of a 3/4" copper pipe cap. It only took about 25 minutes to fashion this one from copper. No hammering required.
...
09-24-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,165
Posted By BoozyMcliverRot

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1440x1440/img_20210627_004026_491_333e185c15089ef02b3db0c1bec8c0628c0fd26c.jpg...
07-10-21, 04:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,506
Posted By jccaclimber

1. Clean out the seat tube as best as possible...

1. Clean out the seat tube as best as possible first.
2. Find an adhesive that can be easily softened with heat, a chemical, etc. Make a tube that just fits inside the stuck seat post and glue it...
07-09-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,506
Posted By CliffordK

With a tapered top like the image above, you have...

With a tapered top like the image above, you have two places to grab the seatpost. Either at the top where the edge curls in, or about 1 1/2" lower where the top of the post tapers.

I like the...
07-09-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,506
Posted By CliffordK

Before you try the lye, you need to verify what...

Before you try the lye, you need to verify what type of metal the seatpost is.

My guess is that you have a chrome steel seatpost similar to this, and lye won't help. Unless you tried electrolytic...
07-09-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,506
Posted By Jeff Neese

I understand. But what if it doesn't work and...

I understand. But what if it doesn't work and the seat post won't move? Or what if the toggle bolt breaks? There's no way to get it back out. You could back out the threaded rod but there's no...
07-09-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,506
Posted By squirtdad

looking at the picture..... no access to put any...

looking at the picture..... no access to put any thing in from the bottom to catch the lip of the post.

speculation here, but probably it did not slip down, but was forced down when another...
07-09-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,506
Posted By Mr. 66

Some threaded rod, some nuts and washers, a...

Some threaded rod, some nuts and washers, a socket, a small flat, perhaps could fashion up a removal device.
07-09-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,506
Posted By Mad Honk

To clean the seat tube I use a bit of sand paper...

To clean the seat tube I use a bit of sand paper wound around a dowel. You can get a dowel about 1/2inch or even 3/8inch and cut a slit in the dowel that you can thread the sandpaper into. Build up...
07-09-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,506
Posted By squirtdad

there is always the lye thing ...

there is always the lye thing

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1152417-stuck-seat-post-lye-your-way-out.html
...
07-09-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,506
Posted By Iride01

The problem for any tool that expands or wedges...

The problem for any tool that expands or wedges inside the seat post is that it will expand the seat post a little wedging even more in the seat tube.
07-09-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,506
Posted By RobertUI

If you got a big fender washer (big enough to sit...

If you got a big fender washer (big enough to sit on top of the seat tube) you could actually use the toggle and threaded rod to back the seat post out of the frame (or at least to the top of the...
07-09-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,506
Posted By dedhed

Along those lines you could probably drill & tap...

Along those lines you could probably drill & tap the handle of an internal pipe wrench for some all thread as well.
...
07-09-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,506
Posted By MudPie

Wow, this sounds like a neat challenge! People...

Wow, this sounds like a neat challenge! People who work in the well drilling field have various ideas and fishing tools to extract broken vertical pipe to recover.

My idea involves a tool that...
07-09-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,506
Posted By grizzly59

Maybe these- ...

Maybe these-

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Kobalt-NA-in-Removal-tool/1002599840

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Kobalt-Removal-Tool/1002633308
07-09-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,506
Posted By Jeff Neese

The problem with that is that if it doesn't work,...

The problem with that is that if it doesn't work, there's no way to get the toggle bolt out. You'd have to back out the threaded rod and then you'd have the toggle bolt rattling around inside.
07-09-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,506
Posted By rccardr

If, as you say, it isnít stuck in there or...

If, as you say, it isnít stuck in there or anything, have you tried turning the frame upside down and giving it a couple of good bumps on the floor?
Who knows, might just slide right outÖ
07-09-21, 05:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,506
Posted By andrewclaus

If the seatpost is aluminum and the frame is...

If the seatpost is aluminum and the frame is steel, it might be one with the frame by now. Steel on steel you might have a chance with a robust pulling device. DOT 3 brake fluid is an excellent iron...
07-09-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,506
Posted By dedhed

Toggle bolt and threaded rod. ...

Toggle bolt and threaded rod.
...
07-09-21, 12:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,506
Posted By Geepig

If the stem is rusted in then getting anything in...

If the stem is rusted in then getting anything in there that is robust enough to pull the stem out could be difficult.

Is the hole into the BB big enough to fit a washer that will slide up inside...
07-08-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,506
Posted By rosefarts

Would a star nut for a 1Ē threadless fork fit in...

Would a star nut for a 1Ē threadless fork fit in there? That with a very long bolt (metric all thread?) would probably give you enough to kludge a slide hammer from.

Are you sure itís not a piece...
07-08-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,506
Posted By due ruote

I ran into this once. The following only will...

I ran into this once. The following only will work if the BB is open to the seat tube. I assume itís already been sprayed with a decent lube.
I ran a piece of all thread down through the post, put...
07-08-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,506
Posted By veganbikes

Have you seen my basement or living room? ...

Have you seen my basement or living room?

All the others who posted had some great suggestions maybe get something pretty rugged to hook to the bottom of the post and see if you can get it out....
07-08-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,506
Posted By Mad Honk

If it slipped in there it should slip back out. ...

If it slipped in there it should slip back out. I would lube the inside of the seat tube with some oil and attempt to pull it back out with a piece of wire like a coat hanger. It may be an easy...
07-08-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,506
Posted By dedhed

While the fork doesn't look bent, something just...

While the fork doesn't look bent, something just looks wrong with it. :)
07-08-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,506
Posted By 70sSanO

Will a quill wedge fit inside of it? Maybe a...

Will a quill wedge fit inside of it?

Maybe a pipe with the end tapered and some all thread. Washer and nut to secure it and a second washer/plate and nut at the end with a slide underneath.

John
07-08-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,506
Posted By Iride01

Seat tube go into the BB shell or does it just...

Seat tube go into the BB shell or does it just sit on the BB shell? If it goes into, you might.... might find it easier to push the seat post into the BB shell and cut in sections. Other wise you...
06-08-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,039
Posted By krakhaus

Show us your Mondonico

As far as I know there isn't a Mondonico thread on here. I bought this frameset a few weeks ago, and since then I've set PR's on all 3 of my usual rides. My first ride was terrible, but after...
06-07-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,068
Posted By canklecat

Looks like a perfectly good garden trellis for...

Looks like a perfectly good garden trellis for tomatoes, beans and peppers.
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