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07-04-15, 11:05 AM
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Posted By joel52

~19 1/4". Maybe another 3/8" drop available if...

~19 1/4". Maybe another 3/8" drop available if you hack off the bottom of the seat post.
07-20-14, 03:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 958
Posted By joel52

Burley Trailer Stereo

Been meaning to post this a while. I had single speaker set up that sufficed in our 2012 Encore, but that got backed over in my work parking lot.

Small changes from the '12 Encore to '13 D'Lite...
07-20-14, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,746
Posted By joel52

You could contact Burley about it, they are...

You could contact Burley about it, they are pretty responsive. I've had the same problem with two Burleys and have just stopped trying. Put a blinky on the back, and call it a day.
07-20-14, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 950
Posted By joel52

Adjustments after removing dropout spacers

I'm looking to attach the standard forged Burley trailer hitch to my 80s Miyata 210, and seems I need to either get an adapter or remove the dropout spacers (they prevent the hitch from sitting flush...
09-09-13, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 870
Posted By joel52

Thanks guys. Holes and spanner worked perfectly....

Thanks guys. Holes and spanner worked perfectly. 7/64 cobalt bit, 2 minutes, done. Even drilled out the good one so it matches. Just have to remember to wear gloves next time to avoid Kroil...
09-08-13, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 870
Posted By joel52

Thanks FB. Kroil and time for now, then I may go...

Thanks FB. Kroil and time for now, then I may go at it my way, gently, at first due to lack of grinder. Will proceed to the grinder if needed, and if I can track one down.

Thanks.
09-08-13, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 870
Posted By joel52

Stripped Nervar dust cap

It looked like this "before".

http://chuck.kichline.com/bikes/merckx/nervar.jpg

First one came off okay, second one the hex wrench just spun in place rounding out the opening. I have Kroil in...
08-13-13, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,348
Posted By joel52

Can't help much. Newer model looks a bit more...

Can't help much. Newer model looks a bit more aerodynamic. Also, the "partial window venting", (gray mesh triangles on the front) are new, or at least more prominent on the 2013. The main...
06-02-13, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,145
Posted By joel52

Used is the way to go if you can be patient about...

Used is the way to go if you can be patient about it.

I got a new Burley Encore $400 or $500, can't recall, and am mostly happy with it. However, it has no suspension, and child does complain...
06-01-13, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By joel52

Yep, that would be it! And makes sense how I...

Yep, that would be it! And makes sense how I would have missed them on the tear down. Thanks all for taking a look.
06-01-13, 01:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By joel52

Thanks for taking a look. On brake lever return...

Thanks for taking a look. On brake lever return spring, the levers have a quite snappy return as is based on cable tension alone. Can anyone confirm where/how exactly this might function there?
...
06-01-13, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By joel52

Any idea what this part is?

Hi All: My first full overhaul went pretty well (thanks to bikeforums for help and inspiration), except that I seem to have some parts left over. The bike is a Univega, Suntour shifters and...
06-01-13, 12:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 965
Posted By joel52

Thanks JohnDThompson. With the collective...

Thanks JohnDThompson. With the collective encouragement I went at it again with Kroil plus channel locks, and.... nothing. Just ordered this tool, hopefully will have the headset apart in no time.
05-10-13, 01:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 965
Posted By joel52

No, not free at this point. I tried channel...

No, not free at this point. I tried channel locks but was just chewing it up. Figured there must be specific tool.
05-10-13, 01:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 965
Posted By joel52

What tool for this headset?

I think I need a lockring wrench of some sort for this 3 tab ?washer? at the top of the stack. 82' Miyata. I don't see a matching headset wrench advertised anywhere I've looked. If someone could...
07-07-12, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,788
Posted By joel52

One way, post a picture here. But I'd guess the...

One way, post a picture here. But I'd guess the Park FR-2. If you look at it and then at pictures of the removal tools should be easy to match up.

Two more random bits. Take like a million...
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By joel52

I did see that one. But as you know, she already...

I did see that one. But as you know, she already has a blue one.
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By joel52

Thanks Auchen. And oddjob, I was curious...

Thanks Auchen.

And oddjob, I was curious about that bubbling, but thought it might be a good deal anyway. And yes, I scored that other Raleigh mixte in Burlington. Since it came by way of a bike...
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By joel52

Ha ha! Figured for sure "I have others...

Ha ha! Figured for sure "I have others interested" was BS to keep me from offering less than the asking price. From what I got he's been busy and traveling or something because he's not been able...
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By joel52

Geez, I wasn't daring you. And no, still...

Geez, I wasn't daring you.

And no, still trying to figure out whether or not to go for it (Everyone, see my post from an hour ago. Is it a good deal? It's in Vermont, just so you know! But...
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By joel52

With all due respect. I am relatively new here...

With all due respect. I am relatively new here and have not included my location. I joined bike forums because 9 out of 10 bike questions posed to search engine led here (and for a large-ish...
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By joel52

Super course mixte

Hi: I'm set to go look at this bike, hopefully this weekend, as a keeper for the wife. Problem is that it's a long drive and the seller says I'm first, but others want to see it too. So, I figure...
Replies: 16
Views: 721
Posted By joel52

The ~$40 bikes and other deals tend be things...

The ~$40 bikes and other deals tend be things that have been in storage a while and are not ready to ride. May need cables, tires, re-greasing, and other work that if you can do yourself, makes for...
07-02-12, 12:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By joel52

No, sorry, missed that it wasn't in stock.

No, sorry, missed that it wasn't in stock.
07-02-12, 12:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By joel52

That:...

That: http://www.eriksbikeshop.com/Microtex-Bar-Tape/PR4A398/Product?&ad_id=froogle&key_id=MicrotexBarTape&utm_source=googlebase&utm_medium=shopping&utm_campaign=MicrotexBarTapeREGULARCELESTE
...
06-29-12, 01:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By joel52

This looks close: ...

This looks close:

http://www.mtbr.com/cat/bikes/bike-full/specialized/1999-fsr-comp/prd_349838_95crx.aspx

Might post instead in the mountain bike forum. Also, the shop where you get it tuned...
06-29-12, 01:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,962
Posted By joel52

Step two: After failing to find Framesaver...

Step two: After failing to find Framesaver actually for sale anywhere, try to find some Amsoil MPHD, the BF near-consensus as to what Framesaver actually is.

I ended up ordering direct from...
Replies: 9
Views: 4,095
Posted By joel52

Didn't know what to make of this-- were you...

Didn't know what to make of this-- were you suggesting I immediately dispose of that crappy looking saddle, was my first thought.

I looked, its an Avocet Touring W-II, and I see it has a...
06-26-12, 06:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,741
Posted By joel52

Agree with above. It would be good if you could...

Agree with above. It would be good if you could identify a friend or associate who rides a bike regularly to either check out ads you find, or better yet accompany you to see used bikes you're...
06-26-12, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,509
Posted By joel52

I just picked up one of those (almost identical)...

I just picked up one of those (almost identical) for $25 a couple of weeks ago. Turned out the frame is slightly bent, but it had been upgraded with bar end shifters and had new tires so I'm just...
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By joel52

I thought that might be the case. I contacted...

I thought that might be the case. I contacted the seller, we'll see.

Only concern now is the gun pictured in the Brooks photo. Incidental? There for scale? Warning, do not try to rob me for my...
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By joel52

Generator you say? Perhaps. My first guess was...

Generator you say? Perhaps. My first guess was flag mounting pole.

So would that be original equipment to run that massive headlamp?
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By joel52

1960s Schwinn Super Sport

I really (probably) don't need another bike but this one is somewhat enticing, size, vintage, I don't have ANY Schwinns.

Listing reads: New Front Tire
Needs a Good Home.
...
Replies: 9
Views: 4,095
Posted By joel52

Thanks everyone. She took $100 for it (though...

Thanks everyone. She took $100 for it (though I'm thinking now she probably would have taken less-- oh well). Worksop serial number and the wife likes it, so I chalk that up as a win.

Drop bars...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-12, 12:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 662
Posted By joel52

I don't see much difference there at all. ...

I don't see much difference there at all.

Both list SRAMX4 shifters (although the Escape 1 cites SRAMX4 triggers as an upgrade relative to the Escape 2-- not highly familiar with SRAMs...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-20-12, 09:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,334
Posted By joel52

You're overlooking the hideousness of clamps. (I...

You're overlooking the hideousness of clamps. (I should add that the photo is of the bike on day of purchase-- $20. I already trashed the p-clamped rack. Am even adding a seat too!).

Too bad we...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-20-12, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,334
Posted By joel52

Thanks. Unless dissenting views are to follow...

Thanks. Unless dissenting views are to follow I'll probably go with seat tube. Works better for hot coffee.

Still trying to source rivuts, and framesaver/amsoil mphd stuff locally, but will...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-20-12, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,334
Posted By joel52

Downtube or seat tube for adding bottle cage rivnuts

Hi All: I am planning on drilling into a frame to add bottle cage rivnuts and am wondering, all other things equal, whether the seat tube or the down tube is better from a maintaining the integrity...
Replies: 9
Views: 4,095
Posted By joel52

Thanks. And in addition to appraisals I'd...

Thanks.

And in addition to appraisals I'd love to any general speculation about the bike or specific things to be on the look out for if I do go to see it.

Would be a keeper for my wife, not...
Replies: 9
Views: 4,095
Posted By joel52

1980 Raleigh mixte

Hi All: Seller has this listed for $175, purchased from a bike shop last year. She has a moving / drop dead date on the sale, so if it hasn't gone by close to then I'd like to make an offer on it. ...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-12, 04:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 764
Posted By joel52

I have one of these on my commute and I almost...

I have one of these on my commute and I almost always take the lane (i.e. center myself in the straight lane behaving as a car).

There is a marked bike shoulder (wouldn't really call it a bike...
06-10-12, 02:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,166
Posted By joel52

Thank you ALL for your input and perspectives. ...

Thank you ALL for your input and perspectives.

My freewheel is part of an all original set of hardware on an lugged 81' Univega I'm overhauling. Just doesn't seem right TO ME to overhaul the...
06-08-12, 11:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,166
Posted By joel52

Thanks dedhed (from a fellow deadhead-- unless...

Thanks dedhed (from a fellow deadhead-- unless I'm missing something there). Actually hadn't seen that one, great pics.

So is that gear oil plus grease endorsement on your part, or just a general...
06-08-12, 10:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,166
Posted By joel52

Thanks for the tips FB. Yeah, I was mixing up a...

Thanks for the tips FB. Yeah, I was mixing up a bit that I might reassemble with grease, but lube in the future with oil without pulling it apart again. Trying to segregate their concurrent...
06-08-12, 09:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,041
Posted By joel52

Yes, this is the way to go. If you have even a...

Yes, this is the way to go. If you have even a bit of mechanical inclination get the largest pedal bike that kid can still fit on and take off the pedals. You can then put them back on when needed....
06-08-12, 09:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,166
Posted By joel52

Lubes for freewheel overhaul

Despite Sheldon's and others' caution I've decide to attempt an overhaul of my freewheel. It's a 6 speed Suntour Perfect (~1981) crudded and gritted to hell, but the teeth all look good. It went...
06-07-12, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 706
Posted By joel52

Thank you. Yes, spacey on my part. Solid axle...

Thank you. Yes, spacey on my part. Solid axle and the hubs are 'Sunshine Z'.

Those look like they might do. I looked for 162 and 164, but it must be 165. Thanks again.
06-07-12, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 706
Posted By joel52

Looking for replacement axle, Araya 27"

Hi,

I'm overhauling my rear wheel, a 27 x 1.25 Araya, all original stuff I believe on a 81' Univega. The rear axle has a bit of wobble to it when I roll it on a flat surface.

The axle measures...
Forum: Touring
06-06-12, 11:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,039
Posted By joel52

Yeah, that. One other thing I considered based...

Yeah, that. One other thing I considered based on price was just a single Paul lever for my front brake since I use that alone 98% of the time. But I was planning to include drop bar levers as...
Forum: Touring
06-06-12, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,039
Posted By joel52

Sounds consistent with what I found recently...

Sounds consistent with what I found recently looking at a drop bar conversion. Handlebar diameter aside, I didn't find any manufacturers other than Paul that made long pull cross levers. I spent...
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