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02-06-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,525
Posted By Paramount1973

My first bike repair stand from 2012, made to be...

My first bike repair stand from 2012, made to be installed in the end vise of my woodworking bench. I built up a bunch of bikes on it before getting a Park PCS-10.
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12-20-20, 04:19 AM
Replies: 7,193
Views: 2,876,289
Posted By Paramount1973

My gravel bike. Early 1990s Giant Iguana frame,...

My gravel bike. Early 1990s Giant Iguana frame, Deda Elementi drop bars, Cane Creek v-lever compatible road levers, Tektro 741 v-brake cross levers (sadly, out of production), Shimano v-brakes, 3x8...
11-27-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 25,097
Posted By Paramount1973

The brass backed dovetail saw is a Pete Taran...

The brass backed dovetail saw is a Pete Taran Independence Tools saw made before he sold the business to Lie Nielsen. It is #187 out of several hundred saws that he manufactured. In truth I favor an...
11-27-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 382,092
Posted By Paramount1973

The frame has a surprising chainstay length of...

The frame has a surprising chainstay length of 460mm. The ride is smooth and comfortable.
11-27-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,439
Posted By Paramount1973

I care about frame tubing quality and tire width...

I care about frame tubing quality and tire width capability, wider is better.
11-27-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 382,092
Posted By Paramount1973

What do you do when you have a black, made in...

What do you do when you have a black, made in Japan Bianchi Sport SS frame? You build it out however you like. Velo Orange wheelset and Polyvalent triple crankset from their Annapolis garage sale,...
11-27-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,075
Posted By Paramount1973

“Thank God he used grease on all of the threads.”

“Thank God he used grease on all of the threads.”
11-27-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 25,097
Posted By Paramount1973

Tools. Shown is the lid to my toolchest. ...

Tools. Shown is the lid to my toolchest.

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10-29-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,949
Posted By Paramount1973

I set this 700c Novara X-R hybrid up for...

I set this 700c Novara X-R hybrid up for commuting, the commute had stretches of gravel, rough roads, pavement, MUP, and steep hills. I rode it as the main commuter bike the last two years I worked...
10-28-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,949
Posted By Paramount1973

This bike takes chunky gravel pretty well and is...

This bike takes chunky gravel pretty well and is about to get upgraded to Maxxis 2.15 DTH tires. Then it will do even better. As shown, it has 42mm Panaracer Tservs and I commuted on them for several...
10-28-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,821
Posted By Paramount1973

I seem to have standardized on 8-speed bar end...

I seem to have standardized on 8-speed bar end indexed shifting with triple cranksets. Iíve got a stash of 8 speed Shimano bar ends and several NOS and lightly used triple cranksets that will last me...
09-15-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 31,136
Posted By Paramount1973

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Looks like itís the same frame as my World Sport....
05-26-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,059
Posted By Paramount1973

Yup, I bought a used and very grungy Park TS-2.2...

Yup, I bought a used and very grungy Park TS-2.2 chrome model from a local LBS for $100 and paid the QBP price for the Park rebuild kit, about $22. I cleaned the stand up and the rebuild kit brought...
04-29-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,269
Posted By Paramount1973

I bought a very grungy Park TS 2.2 chrome model...

I bought a very grungy Park TS 2.2 chrome model from a LBS for $100 and got the QBP price for a Park rebuild ki, about $22. The stand cleaned up well and the kit rebuilt it to like-new functioning. I...
04-19-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,433
Posted By Paramount1973

Haven’t seen the Fuji Sagres mixte mentioned. It...

Haven’t seen the Fuji Sagres mixte mentioned. It had triple butted Valite tubing, I have a 1985 model sitting in my basement, waiting until I can get to fixing it up. Nice bike....
01-21-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,561
Posted By Paramount1973

For several years, my buddy and I were two of the...

For several years, my buddy and I were two of the three cycle commuters on a site of about a thousand workers. He got laid off and found a job working from home. I got laid off with a pretty good...
12-22-18, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,231
Posted By Paramount1973

Pardon my ignorance but could one use a 73mm...

Pardon my ignorance but could one use a 73mm square taper mountain bike cartridge? The non-drive side cup would theoretically protrude 2mm which would not appear to be a big deal.
05-18-18, 09:00 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 16,819
Posted By Paramount1973

I need a variety of hand positions and donít ride...

I need a variety of hand positions and donít ride flat bars except for short distances. My lower back is happier if my riding position isnít completely upright. My bikes have short reach/short drop...
03-15-18, 12:57 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,127
Posted By Paramount1973

I don't think this is correct. The forks I have...

I don't think this is correct. The forks I have obviously have cut threads, the OD is just slightly less than the unthreaded portion of the steer tube. Rolled threads have an OD slightly greater than...
02-10-18, 11:25 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,575
Posted By Paramount1973

Ben's doesn't carry them any more. Otherwise, the...

Ben's doesn't carry them any more. Otherwise, the cheapest price I could find was Universal Cycles at $50.
01-29-18, 02:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,018
Posted By Paramount1973

The High Plains is certainly a candidate. I...

The High Plains is certainly a candidate. I painted the lugs on this one

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12-19-17, 03:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,670
Posted By Paramount1973

Modern suspension forks make a huge difference on...

Modern suspension forks make a huge difference on rocky, rooty, rutted trails, no two ways about it. A fully rigid mountain bike from the 80s will beat your wrists and hands up in such circumstances.
11-17-17, 10:25 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 12,469
Posted By Paramount1973

All that plus quill stems (I use threadless...

All that plus quill stems (I use threadless adapters), classic style brake pad shoes get tossed in favor of modern style with replaceable inserts (much easier to toe-in), single pivot sidepulls get...
11-13-17, 11:17 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,663
Posted By Paramount1973

The tool I have paid extra for is the DAG-2...

The tool I have paid extra for is the DAG-2 derailleur hanger alignment tool. I bought my big machinist vice at a flea market for $20. All of my adjustable wrenches are quality USA made tools from...
11-05-17, 09:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,647
Posted By Paramount1973

I like Wellgo M138 pedals which I buy from Ebay...

I like Wellgo M138 pedals which I buy from Ebay from Taiwan vendors. The M138s are very similar to the VO touring pedals but without the accursed sandblasted finish. The VO pedals will scar my shins...
10-15-17, 07:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,732
Posted By Paramount1973

I had Soma New Xpress 28mm tires on my Trek 660...

I had Soma New Xpress 28mm tires on my Trek 660 but took them off. They have a robust flat resistant lining that goes from bead to bead and it makes the sidewalls stiffer than the Paselas I have or...
10-03-17, 09:32 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 22,180
Posted By Paramount1973

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4462/36805684763_8b...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4462/36805684763_8bd1751feb_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Y5oKMM)New pathway in the White Clay Creek preserve (https://flic.kr/p/Y5oKMM) by galoot_loves_tools...
07-02-17, 07:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,154
Posted By Paramount1973

I found mine at a flea market. I usually replace...

I found mine at a flea market. I usually replace 15mm socket head bolts with 14mm.
05-21-17, 06:07 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 46,732
Posted By Paramount1973

That is a great looking bike.

That is a great looking bike.
05-08-17, 07:11 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,770
Posted By Paramount1973

A 531 Trek like the late '80s 660 or a Japanese...

A 531 Trek like the late '80s 660 or a Japanese Bianchi with double-butted Ishiwata tubing.
05-08-17, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By Paramount1973

I've seen a boat-load of Trek Multitracks come...

I've seen a boat-load of Trek Multitracks come through our community bike shop and at the local flea market but I've yet to see one with a chrome fork.
05-08-17, 08:50 AM
05-04-17, 04:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,023
Posted By Paramount1973

LED lights and a Velo 5 or Velo 8 wired bike...

LED lights and a Velo 5 or Velo 8 wired bike computer. And my iPhone in a pocket.
04-16-17, 12:41 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,412
Posted By Paramount1973

Six are ridable, four are in various stages of...

Six are ridable, four are in various stages of completion. My front suspension mountain bike, my Trek 660, and my Novara X-R commuter are getting the most use.
04-04-17, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 967
Posted By Paramount1973

Do you use the original Quick-Glo or the finer...

Do you use the original Quick-Glo or the finer grit version?
04-01-17, 10:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,588
Posted By Paramount1973

I have several VO threadless adapters on bikes....

I have several VO threadless adapters on bikes. They are excellent.
03-30-17, 03:16 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,974
Posted By Paramount1973

*Imagines SWMBO finding a detailed spreadsheet of...

*Imagines SWMBO finding a detailed spreadsheet of bike related spending*shudders* Ah..no. No detailed records.
03-26-17, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,155
Posted By Paramount1973

Shimano makes a step-down ferrule that might...

Shimano makes a step-down ferrule that might work.
https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=62560&category=1613
03-19-17, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,096
Posted By Paramount1973

Fascinating article, thanks for posting!

Fascinating article, thanks for posting!
03-14-17, 09:50 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 18,201
Posted By Paramount1973

Usually this one. I use an Axiom Hunter grocery...

Usually this one. I use an Axiom Hunter grocery bag pannier to which I had to attach a velcro strap at the top to cinch the top of the bag closed. Sadly, the Civia Cafe racks are out of production....
03-12-17, 03:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,747
Posted By Paramount1973

Since I took that picture, I swapped out the 48t...

Since I took that picture, I swapped out the 48t chainring for a pinned, ramped 46t, the crankset is now 46-36-24 with an 8-speed 11-32 cassette. It does fine on the road, it now has a rear rack and...
03-12-17, 01:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,747
Posted By Paramount1973

Trek 930 in drop bar configuration. ...

Trek 930 in drop bar configuration.
https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7176/13809142365_14d97bbc13_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/n3gsVt)P4120228 (https://flic.kr/p/n3gsVt) by galoot_loves_tools...
03-11-17, 02:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,577
Posted By Paramount1973

Here is the Nitto version of the old GB...

Here is the Nitto version of the old GB Allrounder bars.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007EZKNJM/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00
03-05-17, 08:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,234
Posted By Paramount1973

I prefer steel granny rings on my commuter and...

I prefer steel granny rings on my commuter and mountain bikes, they last longer than aluminum. Rivendell sells the Sugino steel 24t chainring in 74 bcd, for not a bad price. The alloy version is...
03-03-17, 09:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 45,110
Posted By Paramount1973

Based on what you describe as your commute, a...

Based on what you describe as your commute, a front suspension will take a lot of the sting out of the bumps you are traveling over. You don't appear to need knobby tires, 35-38mm tires with a...
02-20-17, 10:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,457
Posted By Paramount1973

Did a 20 mile ride in the C&D Canal Trail...

Did a 20 mile ride in the C&D Canal Trail yesterday. We set a record of 71F, 25F above normal. It's supposed to be even warmer on Thursday.
02-14-17, 09:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,916
Posted By Paramount1973

Kinda looks like something I would build. I have...

Kinda looks like something I would build. I have aero levers, indexed 7-speed Shimano bar end shifters, and that Deore M591 rear derailleur on my 1973 Paramount.
02-10-17, 06:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,341
Posted By Paramount1973

I ran into the same problem when I installed the...

I ran into the same problem when I installed the Truvative kit in my wife's Suburban. I started by trying to file the chamfer deeper on the Truvative parts but got frustrated and mounted the things...
02-10-17, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,461
Posted By Paramount1973

Your fork is said to have an axle-to-crown...

Your fork is said to have an axle-to-crown distance of 408mm. A current 80-100mm shock will have an axle-to-crown distance of about 470mm. That's a pretty big difference. You can rebuild a Quadra 21r...
02-10-17, 10:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,541
Posted By Paramount1973

Powder coat powder is polymer resin that has been...

Powder coat powder is polymer resin that has been finely ground. The 'natural' resin without pigment added is typically clear. Unless the pigment affects the permeability of the resin, there isn't...
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