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06-03-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 104
Posted By delbiker1

Topeak Tri Bag, has a couple models that have no...

Topeak Tri Bag, has a couple models that have no zippers. Main compartment covered by mesh, velcro flap, side mesh flap. One style they come in has a rain fly that fits over the whole top. When not...
06-03-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 309
Posted By delbiker1

Watch a couple of videos of real bike mechanics...

Watch a couple of videos of real bike mechanics changing tubes and then practice at home, practice at home and practice at home. Watch the videos again as needed while you practice. Figure out the...
06-02-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By delbiker1

Nice, get it road ready and ride it. I had never...

Nice, get it road ready and ride it. I had never seen even a picture of an Airborne SS/Fixie. I have a Zeppelin I bought used close to 3 years ago, all Ultegra 6500, and I really like it. Now that I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By delbiker1

Thanks for the suggestions. I realized the...

Thanks for the suggestions. I realized the housing was a bit long in the back. It also looks like, with the new inward position of the cinch plate/screw, it is a straighter shot with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 237,979
Posted By delbiker1

another new Soma

Finished building my Smoothie a couple of days ago. Shimano 7000 groupset.
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06-01-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 627
Posted By delbiker1

I use friction mode on my 105 6 speed DT's and...

I use friction mode on my 105 6 speed DT's and original 105 rear derailleur. The rear wheel is a modern 10/11 speed with Tiagra 4600 10 speed cassette in the back and the shifting works great with...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By delbiker1

Shipping it to China definitely cost prohibitive....

Shipping it to China definitely cost prohibitive. I would probably replace both of them and have the old one for a spare. I have an Schwinn SS DBX that has mismatched shifters, right 4500 and left...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 03:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By delbiker1

I will have to look, but I think I have an extra...

I will have to look, but I think I have an extra left side 4400, 9 speed brifter. Obviously, not a visual match, but a workable option. Right side is always hard to find. I guess they wear out due to...
06-01-20, 02:52 AM
Replies: 2,700
Views: 589,066
Posted By delbiker1

Finished building this yesterday. Still have some...

Finished building this yesterday. Still have some adjustments to make but on a 15 mile first ride the bike performed really well, Fits me real good and is all day comfortable. The 7000 groupset is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By delbiker1

Two skinny leg power type. Old school, not as...

Two skinny leg power type. Old school, not as efficient these days,but still turning the gears.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By delbiker1

First Smoothie Spin

I bought this NIB Soma Smoothie frame, also a Smoothie CF fork, a couple of months ago, and just started to build it up this past week. I Had purchased a new 105 7000 groupset for the bike, Pro-LIte...
05-25-20, 03:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,037
Posted By delbiker1

Sounds and looks like a great ride. Good for you!

Sounds and looks like a great ride. Good for you!
05-24-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,292
Posted By delbiker1

I an soon to be 68, and I have slowed down...

I an soon to be 68, and I have slowed down considerably the past 3 years, even though the past 5 years are the top mileage years of my riding life. The good thing, this year I have finally realized...
05-24-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By delbiker1

A couple of possible lower cost options, includes...

A couple of possible lower cost options, includes BB. As stated above, what bike this is for would be helpful.
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05-23-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By delbiker1

Nice looking saddle. I would definitely treat it...

Nice looking saddle. I would definitely treat it and ride it if you like Brooks saddles. I am not a fan, they just do not work for me. From the pictures, it looks like your Wrights has a bit of a...
05-23-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 261
Posted By delbiker1

Plenty of videos on youtube. RJ the bike guy,...

Plenty of videos on youtube. RJ the bike guy, Parktool.com also.
05-21-20, 02:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 18,968
Posted By delbiker1

I have two Lemonds, 2001 Tourmalet and 2003...

I have two Lemonds, 2001 Tourmalet and 2003 Poprad. The Tourmalet is one of the 2 bikes I most often ride these days. I like the Poprad a lot but mine is a bit too big for me. I almost bought a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-20, 01:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By delbiker1

I have a black Smoothie frame/CFfork with Shimano...

I have a black Smoothie frame/CFfork with Shimano 7000 groupset and all other components/parts to do the build. I have had it for a couple of months and just have not gotten motivated to do the...
05-14-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,039
Posted By delbiker1

Cateye Velo 9 Wireless. Low $20, easy to set up...

Cateye Velo 9 Wireless. Low $20, easy to set up and use, durable, battery lasts a long time.
05-13-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 450
Posted By delbiker1

Non-issue

Non-issue
Forum: For Sale
05-13-20, 03:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By delbiker1

Price?

Price?
05-12-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,263
Posted By delbiker1

If the bike is still functional, fixable, and...

If the bike is still functional, fixable, and worth it 40 years later, must have done something right.
05-12-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,510
Posted By delbiker1

AAARRGGHH! Time to stop looking at disc brake...

AAARRGGHH! Time to stop looking at disc brake threads. The argument is tedious, unnecessary, and seemingly endless.
05-12-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By delbiker1

Glass!

I have a Schwinn SS DBX that has Continental Contact Plus tires mounted on it. For a road tire, these have a fairly aggressive tread on them. Two weeks ago I did a 35 mile ride; combination road,...
05-11-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,395
Posted By delbiker1

I can honestly say I have never seen a used, or...

I can honestly say I have never seen a used, or unused, CO2 cartridge tossed/left on the side of, or on, a road. I have seen a whole lot of beer cans, broken glass, nails/screws, fast food wrappers,...
05-05-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By delbiker1

I would not be able to wait to see if, in fact,...

I would not be able to wait to see if, in fact, the noise is coming from the tire/tube. I love a quiet bike, and noises very much challenge my patience. I like quiet hubs, ratchet noise that is too...
05-02-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Posted By delbiker1

Is there a cable guide on the underside of the BB...

Is there a cable guide on the underside of the BB with a screw holding it to the BB shell? I found out through BikeForums about that hanging up the installation of a BB. Just have to back the screw...
Forum: Introductions
05-02-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 113
Posted By delbiker1

Greetings and welcome. There is a definite wealth...

Greetings and welcome. There is a definite wealth of bike knowledge here. In regards to your user name, for me, I would change that to, "I am often wrong."
05-01-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 192
Posted By delbiker1

Thank you so much for your correction and your...

Thank you so much for your correction and your input.
05-01-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By delbiker1

Anyone that might be interested in the above 6400...

Anyone that might be interested in the above 6400 groupset, I have a pair of like new Shimano 105,1056, 8 speed DT shifters available for sale.
05-01-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 192
Posted By delbiker1

alcjphil knows a whole lot more about bike...

alcjphil knows a whole lot more about bike mechanics than I do, but I question the above statement.

The only spacers I have ever received with a cassette are the spacers that go in between the...
Forum: Introductions
05-01-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 278
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome to BikeForums. '64 GTO is one of my all...

Welcome to BikeForums. '64 GTO is one of my all time favorite cars. A true classic!
04-28-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By delbiker1

That looks like an old tire that has been...

That looks like an old tire that has been degraded from environmental conditions. I can only say that I would be skeptical about riding on these tires. I cannot tell from the just the pictures, but...
Forum: Introductions
04-27-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 150
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome, BikeForums membership has been a huge...

Welcome, BikeForums membership has been a huge help to me in learning and implementing bike mechanics. I have been a road bike for close to 5 decades and only did basic cleaning/maintenance on my...
Forum: Introductions
04-27-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
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Views: 182
Posted By delbiker1

Post your question in bike mechanics. Welcome to...

Post your question in bike mechanics. Welcome to the BikeForums. A load of knowledge available and some very helpful members.
04-26-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,903
Posted By delbiker1

You have to make the commitment. For some people,...

You have to make the commitment. For some people, keeping track of mileage, and or time, of rides helps to keep the motivation. Having to write it on a calendar,post on spreadsheet, or whatever...
04-26-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 678
Posted By delbiker1

I have chronic back issues, including 4 spinal...

I have chronic back issues, including 4 spinal surgeries. I am sure that, for me, bicycling has, and continues to be, a plus. I was told by doctors, surgeons, therapists that I should stick with a...
04-25-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By delbiker1

More free time

No big surprise, Delaware made the announcement yesterday that all schools are closed for the remainder of the school year. New it was coming, just waiting for it to be official. I am still getting...
Forum: Introductions
04-25-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 151
Posted By delbiker1

What size are you and do you have any preferences...

What size are you and do you have any preferences for frame/fork material and components? What part of MD. do you reside? I am in south coastal Delaware, west of Bethany Beach, and have a couple of...
04-24-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 6,270
Views: 537,312
Posted By delbiker1

A new set of Fulcrum 5 clincher, rim brake...

A new set of Fulcrum 5 clincher, rim brake wheels. Purchased from PBK on sale with final price tag of $197.00 USD, including shipping.
04-23-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By delbiker1

There is a lot to be said for the simplicity of...

There is a lot to be said for the simplicity of friction shifters. They sure make it easier to get the shifting tuned in. I think it likely there would be no issue or benefit to using the brake...
04-23-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 359
Posted By delbiker1

I have a couple of wheelsets that are pretty much...

I have a couple of wheelsets that are pretty much noiseless. I also have a couple of wheelsets that are really loud when freewheeling. I would take the quiet everytime.
04-23-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 353
Posted By delbiker1

It all comes down to what you want to do and what...

It all comes down to what you want to do and what pleases you. I certainly understand the desire to rebuild your older Trek. I have an early 90's Ochsner steel frame road bike that I bought new in...
04-23-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By delbiker1

I have a bit of interest in a FG/SS. That looks...

I have a bit of interest in a FG/SS. That looks like a nicely built frameset. As cb400bill mentions above, it is pretty nicked up. I would have some concerns with the maintenance upkeep as far as was...
04-23-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By delbiker1

Nice looking frame, I look forward to seeing more...

Nice looking frame, I look forward to seeing more of the build thread. I have a BNIB Soma Smoothie and CF fork, full 105 7000 groupset, new wheels and all else needed to do the build. I have had...
04-23-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 353
Posted By delbiker1

I really do not have components for sale at this...

I really do not have components for sale at this time. I may have some 9/10 speed available in the next month or so. Definitely no 11 speed, I only have what I will be using. A suggestion, check out...
04-23-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By delbiker1

Any 9 speed Shimano cassette will work. HG50-s...

Any 9 speed Shimano cassette will work. HG50-s are a good lower cost option, mid $20's.You can also get Shimano compatible Microshift and Sunrace cassettes. They may have a different selection in the...
04-23-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 353
Posted By delbiker1

Just wondering what you are tying to accomplish...

Just wondering what you are tying to accomplish with changing to 11 speed components? Have you looked a the cost factor? Do you have the necessary tools and know how to do the work yourself? Most of...
04-22-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,805
Posted By delbiker1

I quickly went form 2 bikes to 8 bikes, the...

I quickly went form 2 bikes to 8 bikes, the latest acquisition is still NIB, components and all. They are all road type bikes but with different set ups. I go from a 2006 Schwinn SS DBX, all purpose...
04-16-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2,608
Views: 227,087
Posted By delbiker1

+1 for the speedy stitcher. I have used it for...

+1 for the speedy stitcher. I have used it for many different things.
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