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10-02-19, 09:02 AM
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Posted By the sci guy

Love this. Definitely applicable in my diy bike...

Love this. Definitely applicable in my diy bike work.
10-02-19, 08:57 AM
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Views: 2,790
Posted By the sci guy

I hope that when the time comes that entire...

I hope that when the time comes that entire knowledge base is archived or the site is moved someplace where it can still be maintained. It is seriously indispensable.
09-30-19, 09:54 PM
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Views: 304
Posted By the sci guy

Thumb Shifters - mount under bar?

I'm looking into possibly using a thumb shifter for my 1x8 rebuild, instead of the larger trigger type. So far in my Googling I've almost universally seen them mounted on the bar so that the shifter...
09-11-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,008
Posted By the sci guy

I'm not 100% sure. It's a R300 triple. page 53...

I'm not 100% sure. It's a R300 triple. page 53 here: https://vintagecannondale.com/year/1999/1999V2.pdf
specs are page 91.
09-11-19, 05:12 PM
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Posted By the sci guy

Thatís the original bottom bracket from 1999...

Thatís the original bottom bracket from 1999 according to the Cannondale catalog
09-11-19, 12:55 PM
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Views: 1,008
Posted By the sci guy

You know how you go and buy that classic 1956...

You know how you go and buy that classic 1956 Ford pickup truck because even though it still runs, it's a little beat down and has some older parts, but with a facelift and some TLC it could be a...
09-10-19, 09:42 PM
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Posted By the sci guy

A) I like the puzzle of building up & customizing...

A) I like the puzzle of building up & customizing a bike
B) I don't want to just run a clunky ugly triple and "not shift" - it's as much about making the bike look awesome as functional. I already...
09-10-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,008
Posted By the sci guy

Thanks to the both of you - some good starting...

Thanks to the both of you - some good starting info. I was thinking of keeping the BB in there for testing but was also getting caught up in trying to put all the pieces together at once.
09-10-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,008
Posted By the sci guy

Help with converting a 3x8 to 1x8: chainlines & bottom brackets

I'm definitely overthinking this, so if you have a minute can you please read and talk me down off the ledge? Cool, thanks.
I've done a lot of googling over the last few days and haven't been able...
Forum: Texas
09-08-19, 03:43 PM
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Posted By the sci guy

Yeah, same for me. I only got to ride the park...

Yeah, same for me. I only got to ride the park once, in 2018, and it was beautiful, and the Smithville hill was a blast. Might be a tough first day for people coming from Austin lol
But I definitely...
Forum: Texas
09-07-19, 09:02 PM
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Views: 62,928
Posted By the sci guy

Holy crap. That's some news. Any word on what...

Holy crap. That's some news.
Any word on what the total mileage will be?
I've never been to College Station yet since moving here. The Austin finish line at the capitol was perfect, really a shame...
09-06-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By the sci guy

I'll head to ACE Hardware this weekend to pick up...

I'll head to ACE Hardware this weekend to pick up something a little more powerful than WD40.

Great idea about extending the handle with a pipe or something for extra leverage - hadn't thought of...
09-06-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By the sci guy

Thanks. WD-40 is what I have onhand at the...

Thanks. WD-40 is what I have onhand at the moment, so I'll first try to give it a whack with the rubber mallet and see where I go from there.
09-06-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By the sci guy

Trying to remove stuck crankset - WD40 ok?

So I've got my ParkTool CCP-22 crank remover tool, and I've got a Shimano RSX triple crankset on a square taper BB I'm trying to remove. I can thread the tool in just fine but when it gets to the...
09-05-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,870
Posted By the sci guy

This isn't surprising. The headtube on the bike...

This isn't surprising. The headtube on the bike is pretty small, and my daily commute in Houston is a banger. The roads are rough - most are cement sections so the gap between them is an impact every...
Forum: Texas
09-04-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,482
Posted By the sci guy

Just keep a towel, wipes, and deodorant at work...

Just keep a towel, wipes, and deodorant at work and do a sink-rinse in the bathroom.
09-03-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,870
Posted By the sci guy

n00b question: Isn't the crown race not part of a...

n00b question: Isn't the crown race not part of a headset? so if i ask the shop to replace the headset does the crown race get replaced as well? I thought it was?
I enjoy trying to work on things...
09-02-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,870
Posted By the sci guy

So, I spent about 3 hours futzing with 3 wrenches...

So, I spent about 3 hours futzing with 3 wrenches trying to find a happy medium where the headset was tight enough to not have play with rocking the front wheels, but loose enough not to feel the...
08-30-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 942
Posted By the sci guy

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/397x221/giphy_0c8d967af0c1e4d15e87debe54586c200b3c5318.gif
08-30-19, 12:17 PM
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Posted By the sci guy

All arrived yesterday. First parts for the...

All arrived yesterday. First parts for the Cannondale R300.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x800/48648984892_817326b734_c_d_fbcc7e5dd7b3421cb9893f19d95cc764c48f0c71.jpg
08-30-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,870
Posted By the sci guy

Success! Wish it were a little more snug, but...

Success! Wish it were a little more snug, but it'll do for my small needs.
...
08-28-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,870
Posted By the sci guy

Perfect. Ordered on Amazon, should be here...

Perfect. Ordered on Amazon, should be here tomorrow! Thanks.


For real hahahaha. I was a little surprised to see customer support from a company like Park Tool who literally makes everything to...
08-28-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,870
Posted By the sci guy

I tweeted at Park Tool for some help and they...

I tweeted at Park Tool for some help and they were a little bewildered because they said
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But it seems perfectly normal to a lot of y'all and people in C&V as well...
08-27-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,870
Posted By the sci guy

So that notched wrench I linked to above is not...

So that notched wrench I linked to above is not the correct one. It arrived today and its way too big. Anyone link me to what to buy?
I'l keep this tool in case I ever need it for fixed gear...
08-26-19, 02:28 PM
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Views: 2,870
Posted By the sci guy

This is great, thanks so much. Yes I do have...

This is great, thanks so much.
Yes I do have one of those headset wrenches already - it's what I was using with a regular wrench to tighten everything before I took it back to the shop (would use...
08-25-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,870
Posted By the sci guy

Hey guys following up - I took it to the shop and...

Hey guys following up - I took it to the shop and they said there wasn't anything wrong with it just that it needed to be cleaned out & rebuilt - he said it was full of water and junk. I rode it one...
08-23-19, 09:13 AM
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Posted By the sci guy

If I fits, I sits!

If I fits, I sits!
08-23-19, 09:10 AM
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Views: 759
Posted By the sci guy

Dang I had no idea. I know Performance brick &...

Dang I had no idea. I know Performance brick & mortar stores closed, but I had no idea the online was crashing as well. I'd noticed over the last year that Nashbar's site stock wasn't what it used to...
08-21-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,997
Posted By the sci guy

sorry I meant the threaded adapter the stem is...

sorry I meant the threaded adapter the stem is clamped to - anything special there?
08-21-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 759
Posted By the sci guy

Topping this - looking for a 1” threaded carbon...

Topping this - looking for a 1” threaded carbon for a ‘99 Cannondale R300. Doesn’t appear Nashbar sells theirs anymore?? Anyone confirm that? The price was appealing even if the shape wasn’t that...
08-21-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,997
Posted By the sci guy

Is this your bike or did you find a pic...

Is this your bike or did you find a pic somewhere? I only ask because I'd love to know what stem that is. The R300 I just picked up I want to do a threaded-to-threadless adapter stem to run a modern...
08-21-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By the sci guy

I'm going to keep the crank and the front...

I'm going to keep the crank and the front derailleur along with the STI brakes in the parts bin for now. If I end up liking the bike a lot I may eventually update the rear derailleur, too. But from...
08-21-19, 08:31 AM
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Views: 528
Posted By the sci guy

d'oh - late night typo

d'oh - late night typo
08-20-19, 10:23 PM
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Views: 528
Posted By the sci guy

flat/riser bar road ripper. fun rides, commuter...

flat/riser bar road ripper. fun rides, commuter (backpack), etc.



The 1999 Cannondale catalogue http://vintagecannondale.com/year/1999/1999V2.pdf



Good to know, thanks. I haven't decided...
08-20-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By the sci guy

Help me update this 1999 Cannondale R300 Caad2

--if this isn't vintage enough, please feel free to relocate this thread to the appropriate forum--

Picked this up pretty cheap from a local on FB Marketplace. Seems to be in pretty good shape,...
08-18-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,469
Posted By the sci guy

In case anyone is interested in bike related...

In case anyone is interested in bike related long-form, I finally finished my write-up on restoring this bike:...
08-15-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By the sci guy

Trey was Terry's brother. They didn't get along...

Trey was Terry's brother. They didn't get along so they made separate bike lines.

I made that up.
08-14-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 825
Posted By the sci guy

The blue is gorgeous. A sharp looking bike 100%....

The blue is gorgeous. A sharp looking bike 100%. Hope it cleans up nice.
08-14-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,503
Posted By the sci guy

all of them

all of them
08-14-19, 01:35 PM
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Views: 8,313
Posted By the sci guy

I prefer my hubs highly flangulated when...

I prefer my hubs highly flangulated when possible, thanks.
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Views: 1,941
Posted By the sci guy

I ended up getting this, btw. Looking forward to...

I ended up getting this, btw. Looking forward to tricking it out.
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Views: 1,941
Posted By the sci guy

Cool. Itís not a dealbreaker. Currently Iím...

Cool. Itís not a dealbreaker. Currently Iím thinking of making it into a flat bar 1x8. Something that is fun to rocket around the streets on.

Though that would leave the downtube cable guide on...
08-10-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1,060
Views: 59,940
Posted By the sci guy

Oooh you took that Sturmey dork disc I put in...

Oooh you took that Sturmey dork disc I put in there, nice! Glad to see my first ever BOC was a success both incoming and outgoing.
Replies: 18
Views: 1,941
Posted By the sci guy

Going to check this bike out tomorrow. I...

Going to check this bike out tomorrow.
I suppose there really isn't a way to make it a single speed is there, because of it's lack of adjustable dropouts in the rear?
08-10-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,870
Posted By the sci guy

Done, and done. Going to look at a 3rd tomorrow....

Done, and done. Going to look at a 3rd tomorrow. *shrug*
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Views: 1,941
Posted By the sci guy

If it's still unsold by Saturday, I'm going to go...

If it's still unsold by Saturday, I'm going to go take a look at it, maybe bring a wheel with some wider tires and see if it fits. If I bring it home, one of the first things to go will be that stem....
Replies: 18
Views: 1,941
Posted By the sci guy

How did he like the downtube shifters? Also,...

How did he like the downtube shifters?
Also, weird stays/dropouts architecture in the back, there.
Replies: 18
Views: 1,941
Posted By the sci guy

Topping this because there is one of these close...

Topping this because there is one of these close by me for sale for $175 - what's the tire clearance like? Could I use this as a gravel bike or is it strictly thinner tires? I can't find much on the...
08-07-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 52,424
Views: 7,073,125
Posted By the sci guy

Any idea what model year / model it might be? I'd...

Any idea what model year / model it might be? I'd like to look up what it's supposed to look it...
I'm not sure I could get past the paint job though..
08-07-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 52,424
Views: 7,073,125
Posted By the sci guy

Anyone know anything about this bike? It MIGHT be...

Anyone know anything about this bike? It MIGHT be a Cannondale - I'm having trouble figuring it out...
Looks like it's got a double on the front, but doesn't have single speed dropouts in the back?...
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