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04-18-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 394
Posted By the sci guy

As a long time fan of the Dave Matthews Band...

As a long time fan of the Dave Matthews Band (having seen them in concert close to 30 times from 1998-2007) Iíd say theyíre more of a Shimano 105 level, than an Origin8. Sure some of that is bias,...
04-17-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 309
Posted By the sci guy

for all of you waiting on baited breathe, i...

for all of you waiting on baited breathe, i ordered a new BB with a 113 spindle. we'll see what happens!
04-15-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 309
Posted By the sci guy

I'd like the chain to hit right in the middle of...

I'd like the chain to hit right in the middle of the cassette, and most likely it will trend toward the smaller more but probably not a lot. I'm building it to be a gravel/trail bike so it's not...
04-15-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 309
Posted By the sci guy

Thanks for this. The BB is 68 and the rear...

Thanks for this.

The BB is 68 and the rear width is 135 (see pics). Since my plan is to remove the triple chainrings and put in a single one, itís safe to assume the recommended spindle width...
04-14-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 309
Posted By the sci guy

You are right -I was measuring from the end of...

You are right -I was measuring from the end of the threaded portions. I remeasured and itís 120mm. Still longer on the drive side.
Hereís a pic...
04-12-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 309
Posted By the sci guy

Going to go with a Suntour XCM:...

Going to go with a Suntour XCM: https://www.srsuntour.us/collections/cranks/products/xcm-t424-44-32-22
But take off the triple chainrings and put on a single RaceFace narrow wide 38t ring.
04-12-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 309
Posted By the sci guy

Complete new crank - not picked out yet though.

Complete new crank - not picked out yet though.
04-12-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 309
Posted By the sci guy

Chainline/BB Question - Triple to 1x, 7spd to 9spd

So I'm updating a '94 Specialized Hardrock from it's stock triple crank and 7 speed cassette to a 1x with a 9 speed cassette (on a new wheel/hub). The current bottom bracket spindle is 140mm, and the...
04-09-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 546
Posted By the sci guy

chamfer? i hardly know her!

chamfer? i hardly know her!
04-08-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 306
Posted By the sci guy

Yup its 135, was on of the first things I...

Yup its 135, was on of the first things I measure. 100 in the front.
04-07-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 306
Posted By the sci guy

Thanks for all that. Funnily enough, I found all...

Thanks for all that. Funnily enough, I found all the same stuff during my search as well - including the Flickr page lol.
I guess its possible they just changed the style of the Hard Rock decal at...
04-06-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 306
Posted By the sci guy

Tried finding a serial number decoder for...

Tried finding a serial number decoder for specialized but google failed me. The serial is PY3L7763 - found under the BB.

That was my suspicion as well but pretty much all the pics I could find...
04-05-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 743
Posted By the sci guy

Their website hasn't worked for me either in the...

Their website hasn't worked for me either in the last few weeks. No idea why it suddenly wouldn't. I'm on my home laptop and wifi and it doesn't load. I tried on my phone using cellular data instead...
04-05-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 306
Posted By the sci guy

What model year is this Specialized Hard Rock?

Just got it from a neighbor. She says early 90ís. Itís in pretty good shape - been stored in doors and not ridden since the late 90ís.

But I want to see if I can look up all the specs for it so I...
Forum: Texas
03-18-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,852
Posted By the sci guy

constables have been spotted in GBP along the...

constables have been spotted in GBP along the section from the cop-shop to THP, but mostly they've been in THP. Haven't seen any patrols inside the reservoir or past the south parking lot heading...
03-15-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,515
Posted By the sci guy

I put the new decals on today - only really...

I put the new decals on today - only really needed the Columbus sticker and the banded colors; the Cilo name decals are all in great shape, a little dingy but not enough for me to take them all off. ...
03-11-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 15,876
Posted By the sci guy

Probably nothing too crazy but yeah I'm gonna...

Probably nothing too crazy but yeah I'm gonna figure out a nice color combo. I love that basically every bike is unique. Looking forward to crushing the crappy Houston streets plus the gravel/dirt...
03-10-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,515
Posted By the sci guy

FYI my Cilo decals from BiCals did finally show...

FYI my Cilo decals from BiCals did finally show up. They look good. Haven't put them on yet but they showed up.
03-09-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,534
Posted By the sci guy

I have a B17 on my Super Tourer and it is...

I have a B17 on my Super Tourer and it is slightly angled up because I kept sliding forward.
However I will say I find it very uncomfortable still. I donít ride it very often so many itís not...
03-09-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 15,876
Posted By the sci guy

Still this until I can get my hands on a Squid...

Still this until I can get my hands on a Squid SO-EZ.

Raleigh Sportif with a threaded/threadless converter & Nitto For Shred bars....
03-06-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 633
Posted By the sci guy

I love the look of a 1x. Last year I cleaned up...

I love the look of a 1x.
Last year I cleaned up and rebuilt a 1999 Cannondale R300 from a sloppy triple to a clean 1x, then changed it to another 1x setup to sell it. It's relatively flat here in...
Forum: Texas
02-08-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,843
Posted By the sci guy

Hey guys, the person who made this thread is no...

Hey guys, the person who made this thread is no longer with Vaast. She was their marketing manager and has moved on. I can see if they are they are still looking for ambassadors but I think they are...
02-01-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,852
Posted By the sci guy

when i was a kid my bike license plate was...

when i was a kid my bike license plate was plastic and said DANNY on it. i got it off one of those spinny racks at the tchotchke store in the mall.
01-23-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 17,112
Posted By the sci guy

Easiest would probably be to just attach multiple...

Easiest would probably be to just attach multiple photos to an email.
01-21-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2,330
Views: 237,810
Posted By the sci guy

https://www.instagram.com/p/CJ7PFT3JGrS/

https://www.instagram.com/p/CJ7PFT3JGrS/
01-20-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By the sci guy

Well these finally arrived yesterday. Looks like...

Well these finally arrived yesterday. Looks like they ship from Serbia. Apparently US government thought that was suspicious. 😂
...
01-15-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 634
Posted By the sci guy

How to properly center/adjust these single pivot side pull brakes

Having an issue keeping these suckers centered. Just when I think they are centered, I pull the brake lever and they swing too far to one side again. Can someone, in layman's terms, explain how to...
01-12-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,515
Posted By the sci guy

exact same reason i ordered these. none of the...

exact same reason i ordered these. none of the colored bands on velocals were close enough. this was the only complete real set.
01-12-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,515
Posted By the sci guy

Thanks! It's a pretty nice bike - I guess the...

Thanks! It's a pretty nice bike - I guess the Aelle tubing is the base model stuff, but the Shimano 600 and the Mavic G40 wheelset are pretty nice.

I ordered my decals from here:...
01-12-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,515
Posted By the sci guy

I'm not sure. I posted about a few times in C&V....

I'm not sure. I posted about a few times in C&V. It's a relatively new acquisition - probably September? Only things newer on it besides consumables are the stem & bars for fit purposes. The 3ttt...
01-11-21, 11:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,515
Posted By the sci guy

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/50823747426_bfac2afe25_b_d_ae4156718a174670b6b89ae4848e78484e35a8d6.jpg...
01-11-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,610
Posted By the sci guy

my riding style hasn't changed since I got my...

my riding style hasn't changed since I got my first mountain bike in middle school. I took up a lot of the practices of a trail rider - not a true gravity downhill rider, but plenty of mountain...
01-10-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7,051
Views: 658,220
Posted By the sci guy

used some xmas gift cards to get some more tools....

used some xmas gift cards to get some more tools. just arrived.
parktool hex wrench set, and parktool 4th hand which I cannot wait to use on 2 of my bikes!

...
01-06-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By the sci guy

Well that's somewhat reassuring, then. I've got...

Well that's somewhat reassuring, then. I've got no info that they've even shipped. Wish they'd just reply to an email...
01-06-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By the sci guy

Anyone ever buy decals from bicals.com?

https://bicals.com/home/
I ordered a decal set at the beginning of November and haven't received it yet nor have they responded to direct emails or submission via their contact form on their...
12-30-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,079
Posted By the sci guy

Wow did this simple question really take off...

Wow did this simple question really take off :foo::roflmao:
I put the patched tube back in the bag. I squeezed all the air out and foldrolled it up and the patch isn't bent or creased. It held air...
12-30-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 90,877
Posted By the sci guy

Looks good! Aren't those brakes awkward to grab...

Looks good! Aren't those brakes awkward to grab being almost upright lol
12-28-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,079
Posted By the sci guy

Well the patch kit I got from my shop was a small...

Well the patch kit I got from my shop was a small Park Tool box. Guess I'm just setting myself up for failure! LOL
12-27-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,079
Posted By the sci guy

Thanks all. Tube is patched and currently waiting...

Thanks all. Tube is patched and currently waiting overnight inflated to see if it holds. But it'll go back in the saddlebag after. thumbs up emoji.
12-27-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,079
Posted By the sci guy

Do you put patched tubes back in your saddlebag?

Replaced a flat during a ride with a new tube from my saddlebag. Brought the flat home and found the hole. Patched it. Is it safe to put it back in the saddlebag for next time or does folding it ruin...
12-21-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 90,877
Posted By the sci guy

It's on there how it's supposed to be.

It's on there how it's supposed to be.
12-20-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 90,877
Posted By the sci guy

Nah I didn't care for the look of the narrow...

Nah I didn't care for the look of the narrow quill section coming out of the headset then bulging to the size of the modern stem. kinda ugly. at least the spacers make it look uniform.
(the adapter...
12-19-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 90,877
Posted By the sci guy

So I took my nitto pearl stem and soma hwy1 bars...

So I took my nitto pearl stem and soma hwy1 bars from my SS and put them on my newest geared vintage bike rebuild, but I didn't want to give up my SS, so I went into the parts bin and ended up with...
12-19-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7,986
Views: 2,446,192
Posted By the sci guy

Just to add to the quill vs modern stem on...

Just to add to the quill vs modern stem on vintage bikes chat...

I recently moved the quill & bars from my 84 Raleigh SS to my new 87 Cilo acquisition, so I decided since I didn't want to give up...
12-19-20, 02:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 668
Posted By the sci guy

only available in black and I definitely need...

only available in black and I definitely need silver.
12-17-20, 11:56 PM
Replies: 7,986
Views: 2,446,192
Posted By the sci guy

Neat. Another Bike Forums member invented the...

Neat. Another Bike Forums member invented the Innicycle, which many users have bought and used with excellent results that does much the same.
Personally I need a 70-80mm stem max on all my bikes....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-20, 11:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,572
Posted By the sci guy

First off, I asked this question over 4 years...

First off, I asked this question over 4 years ago. Secondly, I no longer even have the bike because the frame cracked at the seat tube collar - unrelated to this - in December 2019.
Third, the bike...
Forum: Texas
12-11-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 964
Posted By the sci guy

I arbitrarily choose anything before 1980 as...

I arbitrarily choose anything before 1980 as vintage, and anything between 1980 - 1999 as classic. Soooo.... eye of the beholder I guess?!

Also Brad L while I havenít had a chance to join yíall...
12-11-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 668
Posted By the sci guy

Honestly I was hoping more something more modern...

Honestly I was hoping more something more modern like a Thomson Elite, or something from Ritchey, etc... The VO one is nice, but I like the look of the fluted one I've already got more I think.
...
12-10-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,226
Posted By the sci guy

I'm a color pop kinda o guy as well, as since my...

I'm a color pop kinda o guy as well, as since my saddles are all black, i usually try to match the bar tape to any logos or frame highlight colors. i think the gold you found is a good match even...
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