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07-17-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,366
Posted By AL7000

Carbon Rim Stress...Cracks?

I have an old Reynolds Stratus DV Tubular wheelset. I was inspecting the rim on the rear wheel and noticed several "cracks" beneath the clear coat. None of them have broken the surface of the clear...
06-18-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,862
Posted By AL7000

I have a couple of torque wrenches in varying...

I have a couple of torque wrenches in varying sizes that I use constantly. I perform all of my own work on my road bikes. I will make sure that I check the fasteners.

It isn't a crack, just deep...
06-18-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,862
Posted By AL7000

Are carbon components safe for the average person?

Bought a road bike. The owner adjusted the saddle height for me to test ride and torqued really hard on the seatpost clamp. The seatpost is carbon. Ritchey Carbon Pro 27.2, steel bike frame. Made me...
06-04-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,395
Posted By AL7000

I believe some of the scuffs were there before...

I believe some of the scuffs were there before the dent happened. Also the dark lines above and below the dent are creases in the paint, I think.

Here are a few pics from the seller before I...
06-04-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,395
Posted By AL7000

I hope so. I bought the bike off of Ebay. The...

I hope so. I bought the bike off of Ebay. The bike was shipped through BikeFlights and UPS. Currently I am working with BikeFlights and the seller to resolve it. There is some insurance on it. I was...
06-03-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,395
Posted By AL7000

It sounds like rolling out the dent and painting...

It sounds like rolling out the dent and painting over it will will actually weaken the dented area and that structural integrity can't be improved at this point. Is that correct?

I think that is...
06-03-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,395
Posted By AL7000

What kind of cost estimate would I be looking at?...

What kind of cost estimate would I be looking at? A few hundred? Closer to a thousand? Just a guess is fine.
06-03-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,395
Posted By AL7000

Thank you for your opinion. I appreciate it. I...

Thank you for your opinion. I appreciate it. I ran a string across the dent to give perspective on how deep the dent is.


...
06-03-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,395
Posted By AL7000

True Temper S3 Top Tube Dent - Salsa Primero

Dent in the top tube of a Salsa Primero road bike made out of True Temper S3 steel. I believe that the thickness of S3 tubes is 0.5mm on the ends and 0.4mm in the middle. Strong but thin tubes, very...
05-21-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,423
Posted By AL7000

Anyone have 1986 Specialized Catalog Scans?

There used to be a link to a 1986 Specialized catalog scan that was hosted on tinypic, however since it went down I haven't been able to find a scan for the 1986 catalog. I have a really rusted, beat...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-12-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,277
Posted By AL7000

Thanks for the advice. Two questions: Would...

Thanks for the advice.

Two questions: Would JB Weld or some other sort of epoxy help at all to strengthen the area? Add low cost reinforcement without damaging the paint. It seems sketchy but...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-11-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,277
Posted By AL7000

Gotcha. Sorry thought maybe you were suggesting...

Gotcha. Sorry thought maybe you were suggesting there was a crack under the paint further on the right. It is kind of hard to see from the photos due to shadows, but as far as I can tell none of the...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-11-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,277
Posted By AL7000

Are you referring to this area here as the "crack...

Are you referring to this area here as the "crack over towards the right?" I had overlooked that until you pointed it out.
...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-10-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,277
Posted By AL7000

Dented Chainstay Repair or Replace

I have a 2004 Specialized Allez Comp with a Columbus Foco steel frame that has a nasty dent on the drive side chain stay. I have discussed the possible ramifications of the dent over at Bicycle...
05-08-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,121
Posted By AL7000

Thanks for the advice. I'll consider it and ask...

Thanks for the advice. I'll consider it and ask around. Would it help if I had the area welded or brazed to prevent a crack from forming and to strengthen the area? I don't know whether this would...
05-07-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,121
Posted By AL7000

Thank you for you for being frank. It really...

Thank you for you for being frank. It really stinks...but I have kind of accepted the reality of it. Just wanted to confirm what I already assumed.
05-07-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,121
Posted By AL7000

Columbus Foco Chainstay Catastrophe (Dent)

2004 Specialized Allez Comp Columbus Foco steel with a nasty gash/dent on the drive side chainstay. I believe it probably occurred when the chain fell of the inner chain ring and got caught between...
Replies: 9
Views: 11,013
Posted By AL7000

Yes I totally forgot about the recent inquiry on...

Yes I totally forgot about the recent inquiry on the Beunos Aires the other day until after I had posted this. Got a bit excited I guess. Thanks!

I don't know if it makes much difference in price...
Replies: 9
Views: 11,013
Posted By AL7000

2000 Lemond Buenos Aires Value

Would a 2000 Lemond Buenos Aires be worth $400? What is the realistic value of this bicycle? Shimano 105 9 speed. Rolf Vector wheelset. Reynolds 853 main tubes. 725 chain and seat stays. Any help is...
05-03-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,665
Posted By AL7000

2000 Schwinn Peloton Catalogs scans: ...

2000 Schwinn Peloton Catalogs scans:

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1056x850/2000_48_f681c22021af56b5f76eeb98ba4d57086cfa0184.jpg...
05-03-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,665
Posted By AL7000

1999 Schwinn Peloton Catalog Scans: ...

1999 Schwinn Peloton Catalog Scans:

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/919x768/1999_50_c8a9026fd55238976772838d93d57db27764bf19.jpg...
05-03-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,665
Posted By AL7000

1999/2000 Schwinn Peloton

The other day I saw an ad for a Schwinn Peloton for sale. I just happened to be in the area, so I swung by to look at it. The seller was asking $225 for it. The handlebars were rotated up so that the...
05-01-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,081
Posted By AL7000

The OMAS sticker has a clear coat. The Tange...

The OMAS sticker has a clear coat. The Tange sticker does not.
04-30-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,081
Posted By AL7000

Help Identifying Specialized Allez - Repainted??

Specialized Allez that I need help identifying. Seat tube sticker says "Tange Prestige MTB Cr-Mo". There is a sticker that says OMAS which is an Italian company.

The seller said that there is "a...
Replies: 1
Views: 883
Posted By AL7000

2002 Bianchi SL Alloy Ultegra

Size is 51cm.
Has a triple crankset in the front. Reparto Corse.
Ultegra groupset. Carbon fork

Sorry, its not very vintage but I have wanted to get a Bianchi road bike for some time and was...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,885
Posted By AL7000

How much do you think that its worth?

How much do you think that its worth?
Replies: 4
Views: 1,885
Posted By AL7000

1989 Specialized Sirrus Frame

Frame looks to be in good all around condition.

A few marks and scratches. Maybe some rust on one of the cable guides.
Decal is ripped on the top tube and pealing off.

Worth $85?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-17, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,167
Posted By AL7000

What I meant was that when I downshift my right...

What I meant was that when I downshift my right shifter fails to catch the indexed location. Almost as if it stops too soon or goes a bit too far. It clicks but sounds more like plastic snapping...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-17, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,167
Posted By AL7000

New to Road Cycling - Upgrade options

Hi I am newer to road cycling. I got into it last summer, mostly commuting to work and a few short rides in my area. This year I have been a lot more dedicated. I have started to ride with the local...
04-10-17, 11:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,934
Posted By AL7000

Its likely a 1986 Specialized Allez manufactured...

Its likely a 1986 Specialized Allez manufactured October 1985, per the asian serial number guide (http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1042901-asian-serial-number-guide.html) by T-Mar.

I have...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,947
Posted By AL7000

Thanks for your reply! I appreciate the help. I...

Thanks for your reply! I appreciate the help. I was worried that no one was going to respond.
Replies: 3
Views: 1,947
Posted By AL7000

1996 Bianchi Veloce

I believe this is a 1996 Bianchi Veloce.

It looks like it was upgraded from an 8 speed groupset to a 9 speed Campagnolo Daytona groupset.

What is the value of this bicycle?
Replies: 2
Views: 1,124
Posted By AL7000

Dented! Specialized Allez Pro Frame

1993 Specialized Allez Pro frame.

Aluminum fork. Originally had 8 speed Shimano STI shifters.

Has a dent on the top tube. How does the dent affect the integrity of the frame and the value?
...
03-09-17, 11:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,493
Posted By AL7000

Yep that looks right to me. Those are the tools...

Yep that looks right to me. Those are the tools that I use, minus the HCW-4 tool. Usually I use an adjustable crescent wrench on the right (when sitting on the bike) fixed cup. However, the HCW-4 is...
Replies: 21
Views: 7,411
Posted By AL7000

54 cm

54 cm
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Views: 7,411
Posted By AL7000

Do you know what the link is to the thread that...

Do you know what the link is to the thread that goes into detail on frames and tubesets?



Thats what my intent would be. To preserve an iconic bike, more for the experience and enjoyment of the...
Replies: 21
Views: 7,411
Posted By AL7000

Thank you! That answers one of the big questions...

Thank you! That answers one of the big questions I had about the bike. A couple more questions to increase my knowledge:

What about the serial number points to the bike being manufactured in...
Replies: 21
Views: 7,411
Posted By AL7000

Value and Year of Specialized Allez SE?

Suntour shifters, I think they are Superbe but I'm not sure.
Shimano dropouts.
Dia-Compe brakes.
Front derailleur isn't labeled.
Rear derailleur just has an "S" on it.

Seatpost size: 27.2mm....
Replies: 5
Views: 923
Posted By AL7000

Repainted trek 614 value?

1982 trek 614. Its been repainted. Rattle can job.

Reynolds 531 three main tubes with Ishiwada forks and stays

Components are not original.
SunTour derailleurs with bar end shifters, Dia-Compe...
Replies: 13
Views: 5,434
Posted By AL7000

1969 Raleigh Super Course Value?

54 cm Reynolds 531 frame
Normandy high flange hubs
Weineminn 27" 1 1/4" rims
Simplex derailleurs
Brooks Saddle

Worth $100?

(I apologize for the quality of the pics)...
11-15-16, 12:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,822
Posted By AL7000

There is about a 10.5% difference between a 38T...

There is about a 10.5% difference between a 38T front chain ring and 42T front chain ring. Courtesy of Sheldon Brown's gear calculator. (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gear-calc.html)
11-14-16, 10:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,377
Posted By AL7000

Is this frame safe?

It appears this frame was in a front collision. The top and down tubes are wrinkled.
I can't tell if there is any damage to the fork, although I would think a front collision would affect it.
The...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,729
Posted By AL7000

1985 Specialized Allez SE vs 1988 Trek 400T

Which one is worth more? And how much?


The frame on the Trek seems to be in much better shape to me. It also has indexed shifting. However, you can't go wrong with the Suntour Superbe on the...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,053
Posted By AL7000

Thanks! Thanks for the list! I could...

Thanks!



Thanks for the list! I could probably do the labor by myself. I appreciate the advice.
Replies: 8
Views: 1,053
Posted By AL7000

What kind of work would you recommend doing?

What kind of work would you recommend doing?
Replies: 8
Views: 1,053
Posted By AL7000

What is the value of this Super LeMans?

1979 Centurion Super LeMans. $75?

Link to the catalog (http://vintage-centurion.com/sites/default/files/Catalogs/1979_Centurion_Catalog.pdf).
...
10-12-16, 10:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,423
Posted By AL7000

It is a uni-crown fork. I realize now that part...

It is a uni-crown fork. I realize now that part of the portion that would be filed off to stop it from rubbing is where the steerer tube is welded to the fork blade. It would take off part of the...
10-12-16, 09:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,423
Posted By AL7000

Yes that is what I was trying to focus on. I...

Yes that is what I was trying to focus on. I should have been more clear.
10-12-16, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,183
Posted By AL7000

I wish I had a cool story like that. Honestly, I...

I wish I had a cool story like that. Honestly, I made the mistake of buying the bike late at night when it was dark...Learning experience.
10-12-16, 08:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,423
Posted By AL7000

Tire rubs on fork - should I file the fork?

I have a 1989 Panasonic AL-7000 that I would like to run 28 mm tires on. The tires fit great on the back. However, the fork has excess material underneath the fork crown that rubs on the tire. The...
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