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07-30-22, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By Kapusta

Do you have a kitchen scale? Otherwise, have...

Do you have a kitchen scale?

Otherwise, have you tried simply Googling “[part description] + weight”? That should link you to a lot of info. I just Googled “Deore 4100 cassette weight” and found a...
06-21-22, 03:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By delbiker1

I have done this to a couple of cassettes. It has...

I have done this to a couple of cassettes. It has been mixed results and kind of pain to get good shifting over the whole cassette. You are likely to end up with ramps and pins on the cogs that do...
04-13-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 500
Posted By veganbikes

If it is the SuperWeb grease it is typically a...

If it is the SuperWeb grease it is typically a very sticky grease for heavy usage. I think they recommend it for bearings but it will really stain and stick around. However like cxwrench said we have...
04-13-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 500
Posted By redshift1

( Warning : Aussie spelling ahead :)). ...

( Warning : Aussie spelling ahead :)).

Typically the black greases I have bought over the years have been that colour due to the presence of the chemical molybdenum disulphide ( "moly" ). This is...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-03-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,067
Posted By unterhausen

Vintage brazed water bottle cages made from wire...

Vintage brazed water bottle cages made from wire definitely had their joins brazed or welded at the mounting plate. Seems to make sense even if you are making them from tubing.

Air/fuel torches...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-03-22, 12:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,067
Posted By guy153

I don't think so. But you could probably braze it...

I don't think so. But you could probably braze it with that kind of torch. Is it basically a bent piece of thick wire that you need to join together and also attach to a mounting plate?
Forum: Framebuilders
04-02-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,067
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I never tried to melt steel with a propane torch,...

I never tried to melt steel with a propane torch, would you be using an air/propane or an Oxygen/Propane one? Big difference in flame temp. Either way in my little gas welding experience one wants a...
03-25-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,040
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

I’m also with the Chiorda.Chrome fenders need a...

I’m also with the Chiorda.Chrome fenders need a chrome spoke protector.
But I want to know the spoke pattern on the Tomassini. That’s interesting
03-25-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,040
Posted By elcraft

Spoke Protectors or Pie plates are also known as...

Spoke Protectors or Pie plates are also known as “Dork Discs”. If your derailleur is properly adjusted, then there is no compelling need for a Spoke Protector- it simply adds unneeded weight, thus...
Forum: BMX
03-24-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 945
Posted By Rolla

C'mon, dude -- I'm 62 and I still regularly ride...

C'mon, dude -- I'm 62 and I still regularly ride the pump tracks, trails, and urban spots on my BMX cruisers. At 39, you have plenty of time to get good at freestyle!
03-13-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By T-Mar

It appears to be the logo for K.Y. Star...

It appears to be the logo for K.Y. Star Enterprise, a Taiwanese handlebar and stem manufacturer.
...
03-01-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By Kapusta

One thing to clear up about chainline: it means...

One thing to clear up about chainline: it means something slightly different with a 1x and 2x crank.

When talking about a 1x crank, it is measured to the actual chainring (or in the case of 3x, to...
03-01-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 507
Posted By BTinNYC

There are no stupid questions and sorry for my...

There are no stupid questions and sorry for my lack of Italian, but I'm pretty sure your chain is too long. No doubt more experienced voices will chime in soon.

Here's a good chain length video...
Replies: 21
Views: 2,150
Posted By Gyro_T

The more circulation to those areas the better. ...

The more circulation to those areas the better. Consult a practitioner that has expertise in natural means of improving circulation in your face. Acquire a taste for hot chili, but work up...
02-23-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By Kapusta

Have you confirmed that the SRAM shifter will...

Have you confirmed that the SRAM shifter will work with the Shimano RD? I know there is some serendipitous Shimano/SRAM cross-compatibility for a few specific combos, just not sure which.

I know...
02-22-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By 3alarmer

https://www.hellopractical.com/why-does-spray-pain...

https://www.hellopractical.com/why-does-spray-paint-crackle/

...I don't know what you were using, but it's not uncommon to run into something like this when mixing lacquer paints with enamel...
02-22-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By Iride01

Acrylic, Urethane or whatever, doesn't mean...

Acrylic, Urethane or whatever, doesn't mean anything as there are so many formulations of them. Some good, some not so good.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-22, 01:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,283
Posted By tFUnK

I voted sell but am in a similar situation and I...

I voted sell but am in a similar situation and I think I'm gonna hold onto mine just because I know these wheels that retailed for $2.5k back in the day won't bring back much value if sold today....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,283
Posted By Andy Somnifac

Your call. I just sold my tubulars. I just didn't...

Your call. I just sold my tubulars. I just didn't use them any longer and they were sitting on a hook hanging from the ceiling. The plus side is that they helped fun a pair for Favero pedals which...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,283
Posted By billridesbikes

I say keep them. I kept one pair of hand built...

I say keep them. I kept one pair of hand built tubular wheels originally built with Shimano Dura-Ace 600 hubs (the rear has since been upgraded to DT Swiss to run a 10sp or 11sp cassette, but the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,283
Posted By Psimet2001

Maybe I missed something but I believe the...

Maybe I missed something but I believe the original post was asking about whether or not to keep a tubular setup and enjoy it now with the concern of losing value if waiting? if so - just keep and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,283
Posted By noimagination

I've used tubed tires for decades with no...

I've used tubed tires for decades with no problems. The occasional flat takes maybe 15 min to fix, maybe 1 - 2 times per year.
I've never used tubeless. However, I've heard:
1) it is sometimes...
Replies: 21
Views: 2,150
Posted By Bearhawker

two things from "personal" experience: My wife...

two things from "personal" experience: My wife essentially took her hand off the bones at the wrist (the hand was bent back, the wrist split and the bones were protruding) The ortho doc explained...
01-30-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,004
Posted By _ForceD_

I voted “other.” I’m strictly a road rider....

I voted “other.”
I’m strictly a road rider. And, I’m a “function over fashion” kind of person. So, what I look for are glasses with lenses that will ride higher on the bridge of my nose so that when...
01-30-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,004
Posted By easyupbug

Framed for us as with Tifosi I can get...

Framed for us as with Tifosi I can get replacement nose and ear pads and many differing lens including my current favorite that are bi-focal and my daughters with her prescription lenses.
01-30-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,004
Posted By Sy Reene

Frameless because there's only an upside IMO. ...

Frameless because there's only an upside IMO. Framed more likely required though if you need prescription lenses
01-26-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,051
Posted By indyfabz

Looks like you need to practice more.

Looks like you need to practice more.
01-16-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,050
Posted By OutnBack

Here's an 85 I scored for $25. ...

Here's an 85 I scored for $25.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/846x669/hop1_673111f1fc483c52dd216526b1a9cec18b2431c2.jpg
01-03-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,050
Posted By Inusuit

Thanks! There is one small scratch on the top...

Thanks! There is one small scratch on the top tube, otherwise not a mark. I believe it came with twist grip shifting, but someone replaced with indexed Shimano thumb and trigger shifters. I don't...
12-27-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,050
Posted By Inusuit

Here's my Rockhopper, I think 1995? Didn't need...

Here's my Rockhopper, I think 1995? Didn't need a thing. $75 locally with a 4-bike Thule hitch rack included.

...
12-27-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,050
Posted By jamesdak

Lots of nice stuff here! I'm looking for a...

Lots of nice stuff here! I'm looking for a similar bike locally so I can build up another winter ride. I hate riding inside in the winter.
12-26-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,050
Posted By montclairbobbyb

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_20191127_161903764_e0c29bc37aff3e96934ff222ccd679949e713d2b.jpg
Doesn't take much to create a badass Roadhopper
12-21-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,050
Posted By mrv

- possibly the previous owner added spacers...

- possibly the previous owner added spacers because the chain ring bolts were not achieving a clamp force when the bolts were tightened. Kind of the fasteners were bottoming out and the bolts were...
12-19-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By Chuck M

One problem I can see with this is if it did...

One problem I can see with this is if it did leak, crack or otherwise pollute a load of laundry and the washing machine, I'm going to catch hell.
12-17-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By 70sSanO

I'm guessing you are using the sealed bearing...

I'm guessing you are using the sealed bearing spindle with the cartridge bearings against the spindle shoulder. The chamfered edge of the outer cartridge bearing race is all that is making contact...
12-16-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,050
Posted By Korina

Great googly moogly, that's gorgeous! You lucky...

Great googly moogly, that's gorgeous! You lucky dog. I'll enjoy watching you build up this beauty.
12-14-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,050
Posted By ofajen

I’m the same way. I have two straight bars,...

I’m the same way. I have two straight bars, neither will ever be on one of my bikes. I keep one for extra leverage on hex wrenches like for a stuck garbage disposal. The other is extra, a take off...
12-14-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,050
Posted By Korina

I think it depends on your proportions; in the...

I think it depends on your proportions; in the early-ish '90s everyone went to a longer top tube for stability going downhill; add a long stem and drops, and you need gorilla arms to ride the thing...
12-12-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,050
Posted By ofajen

Thanks! Clearly, I can’t criticize anyone for...

Thanks! Clearly, I can’t criticize anyone for putting new parts on an old MTB frame!

First I don’t like straight bars at all. Also, I didn’t want the wide Q factor so I swapped in old road...
12-10-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,050
Posted By jdawginsc

I’m with most of the crew here. Plop a new...

I’m with most of the crew here. Plop a new saddle, pedals if you wish, and cables. Use a gentle polish and the paint will look brand new.

if the bars are Specialized pearl chromoly you can get the...
12-09-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,050
Posted By ofajen

That is a great deal! One of my two bikes is a...

That is a great deal! One of my two bikes is a slightly older (late 80s) RockHopper. I got most of a bike for $50 about five years ago. At this point I’ve pretty much rebuilt the bike fron the...
12-09-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,050
Posted By Clang

It's 1990 which is the only year they did that...

It's 1990 which is the only year they did that outlined Specialized lettering on the top tube. Also the base model Rockhopper that year came in black and was equipped with M400 stuff.

Congrats on...
12-09-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,050
Posted By wrk101

I've owned over 750 bikes over the years. I have...

I've owned over 750 bikes over the years. I have never, ever painted a bike. First, its a lot of work. Secondly, original paint tends to be more durable than do it yourself paint. Third, professional...
12-08-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,050
Posted By Wilbur76

Dropbar builds are a rabbit hole. Built this up...

Dropbar builds are a rabbit hole. Built this up with new components as cheaply as possible. Only original part is the frame and canti brake hardware. Greatest cost was in converting from 3x7 to 1x10....
12-08-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,050
Posted By PugRider

There is a "show off your rockhopper" thread or...

There is a "show off your rockhopper" thread or whatever kicking around here somewhere...
I don't have many more pics of my SS, but I should lol. It's (I think) a slightly newer model compared to...
12-08-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,050
Posted By sloppy12

Unless you just dont like that colorway on the...

Unless you just dont like that colorway on the bike I would just clean and polish. the paint on them is pretty good I have seen some that looked like they were in the bottom of canal and they...
12-08-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,050
Posted By PugRider

The world is your oyster, do whatever you feel...

The world is your oyster, do whatever you feel like with it! Think about what you have in your stable already, and what type of build would fill a niche you haven't filled yet. I've rehabbed a few of...
12-08-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,050
Posted By bikemig

There's nothing new about modernizing old bikes....

There's nothing new about modernizing old bikes. Sometimes people do it, sometimes they don't. I think it makes sense for you to fix it up and ride it for a while before sinking money into it. You...
12-08-21, 12:16 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,050
Posted By Wilbur76

Agree with replacing consumables, wash and wax....

Agree with replacing consumables, wash and wax. You could go dropbar but be prepared to spend money and time. I know this from experience.
12-07-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,050
Posted By Rage

Yep, clean and repack will do it unless parts are...

Yep, clean and repack will do it unless parts are shot.
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