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10-16-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 49
Posted By dddd

At least with Suntour freewheels, I've had a...

At least with Suntour freewheels, I've had a couple with this exact problem. In both instances a single cog had been installed backwards, i.e. with the sharp-edged side facing inward.

On the Atom...
10-14-19, 11:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,455
Posted By dddd

looks great, like a well set up PX10. I...

looks great, like a well set up PX10.

I understand the choice of pedals, for those that prefer to rice without the toe clips and straps. My feet were just too wide for the stock PX10 pedals.
I...
10-13-19, 01:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By dddd

Suntour indexing is a breeze with today's better...

Suntour indexing is a breeze with today's better chains.

7s Accushift indexing is best with a Suntour Alpha 7s freewheel and Shimano 9s chain, but 6s Accushift indexing can be optimal using any...
10-12-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 745
Posted By dddd

Yellow handlebar tape and coal-mining appear to...

Yellow handlebar tape and coal-mining appear to have produced an interesting combination here.
10-12-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By dddd

Be sure to use a 3000-series rear derailer with...

Be sure to use a 3000-series rear derailer with any 3000-series shift lever (such as the 3040).

Suntour and Shimano 6s freewheel spacings were identical, but for certain earlier Suntour freewheels...
10-12-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 48,873
Posted By dddd

I have yet to install any 1-3/8" tire that is...

I have yet to install any 1-3/8" tire that is actually any wider than a 1-1/4" Pasela or World Tour (which measure an actual 33mm or so depending on the rim width and on inflation pressure).

I had...
10-11-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,143
Posted By dddd

Not that I haven't seen enough broken Felt frames...

Not that I haven't seen enough broken Felt frames over the years (these are popular here where, Jim Felt lives), but flexible seatposts invariably concentrate stress more along the uppermost portion...
10-11-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 300
Posted By dddd

Sometimes a smaller smallest cog is the answer to...

Sometimes a smaller smallest cog is the answer to keeping the chain from jamming against the end of the seatstay, but here it was apparently only the chainstay end that was contacting the chain when...
10-08-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By dddd

That bike there with original paint is rare to...

That bike there with original paint is rare to even find a good picture of! Thanks for posting it! If it were local I would probably grab it, since mine is a bit too small for me.

I found this...
10-05-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By dddd

Just one version, with the derailer limit screws...

Just one version, with the derailer limit screws limiting the lever's travel.
10-04-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By dddd

The trek frameset will come within a half cm of...

The trek frameset will come within a half cm of your Centurion frameset's reach dimension, since the Trek's 1/2-degree steeper seat tube effectively adds a half cm to the reach.
So 55 + .5 = 55.5cm,...
10-03-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By dddd

At this point it would be useful to know what...

At this point it would be useful to know what your road bike's tt length and seattube angle are, as both affect the frame's reach dimension.
10-03-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By dddd

Thanks for posting the test! A lot was said...

Thanks for posting the test!

A lot was said about the old gearing strategies with names like "half-step", "crossover" and "alpine" gearing.
They criticized one grouping of bikes they describes as...
10-03-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 337
Posted By dddd

I knew it was only a matter of time before I...

I knew it was only a matter of time before I heard of a problem with the meager two threads of engagement on lockrings that are spec'd to be torqued to a reefing 30 Ft-lb!!!

Anything you can do to...
10-03-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By dddd

Since cyclocross requires the rider to make...

Since cyclocross requires the rider to make frequent accelerations fron low speed, a more-forward saddle placement is ideal, since this reduces the "heave" effort of getting off of the saddle into an...
10-03-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By dddd

For cyclocross, it will be important to have the...

For cyclocross, it will be important to have the front wheel more forward than for road, due to mainly a tendency for the bike to tip forward when slowing for barriers or rough descents. There is...
10-02-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 250
Posted By dddd

Was some info perhaps edited/deleted here, I...

Was some info perhaps edited/deleted here, I didn't see where the OP mentioned an N600 crankset and don't know what that is.

It's usually possible to get any double crank to index, for a couple of...
10-02-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By dddd

I would start by shifting to the largest cog and...

I would start by shifting to the largest cog and then upshifting to the smallest cog with the rear wheel held fixed from turning.

This will free up a bunch of cable slack so that the shifter's...
10-02-19, 12:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By dddd

Glad to see this bike come through with so much...

Glad to see this bike come through with so much of it's componentry intact, especially as it is such an early example.

Those bars likely suit the rider who needs the most drop to the brake lever...
10-01-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 542
Posted By dddd

This road test was solid journalism imo. Unlike...

This road test was solid journalism imo. Unlike so many other (and a bit more recent) such tests, they actually credited the EF Schwinn for it's quality and rugged construction and it's good design....
09-28-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 337
Posted By dddd

Yours is very old, 1st-gen ratchet. The hubshell...

Yours is very old, 1st-gen ratchet. The hubshell looks nothing like the one down at the co-op. I highly doubt that any parts would be compatible.
09-27-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 301
Posted By dddd

I like the spindle-shortening trick, it restores...

I like the spindle-shortening trick, it restores the fit, the chainline gets slightly better, and the grinding can be done on the still-installed spindle.
09-27-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By dddd

I think you're right, given that the bottom...

I think you're right, given that the bottom bracket is sky-high according to the test. A Schwinn electroforged road bike frame similarly seems like it was made for the 26" wheels, ends up with...
09-27-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 337
Posted By dddd

Let us know. BTW, I saw a Cosmic rear hub with...

Let us know. BTW, I saw a Cosmic rear hub with spokes last night at the co-op, could probably be had for cheap. Not sure about model sequence, it looks kinda modern and very clean.
09-27-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 301
Posted By dddd

The Stronglight taper from the mod.93 days was...

The Stronglight taper from the mod.93 days was very close to ISO in it's across-flats dimensions. JIS taper will kick out each arm approximately 2mm further than on a Stronglight or ISO taper.
...
09-25-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 232
Posted By dddd

OMG, you did that indoors! Must have...

OMG, you did that indoors!

Must have smelled terrible!

Results not bad!
09-25-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,224
Posted By dddd

Ah ha, it was the tire. I very much doubt that it...

Ah ha, it was the tire. I very much doubt that it will rub off based on my experience with the marks left by rubber shims of bike computers.
On the plus side, the tire shadow becomes part of this...
09-25-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 337
Posted By dddd

Those old Cosmic wheels may have used the early...

Those old Cosmic wheels may have used the early freehub body that had ball bearings instead of a bushing, but then again that feature might have been only on the more-expensive Helium wheels.

Try...
09-25-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 648
Posted By dddd

I assumed friction, since the OP did mention...

I assumed friction, since the OP did mention unannounced ghost shifting, and what I never liked about friction shifting a Hyperglide freewheel or cassette.

This particular issue of shifting...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,737
Posted By dddd

I've seen headsets where the wedge ring in the...

I've seen headsets where the wedge ring in the top bearing had seemed to have lost it's ability to maintain a tight fit between the steerer and the bearing.

And I've seen bikes where the bearings...
09-24-19, 10:18 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,689
Posted By dddd

Whats going on with the Ironman that needs six...

Whats going on with the Ironman that needs six months to get on the road???
09-24-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,207
Posted By dddd

Count me as one who broke the handle off of the...

Count me as one who broke the handle off of the early Park tool, then I had to enhance the flat(s) on the threaded shaft to allow gripping it with an adjustable wrench. It did indeed feature coarser...
09-24-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,224
Posted By dddd

The Peugeot factory did a good job securing the...

The Peugeot factory did a good job securing the bottom bracket parts and cotters, so I would definitely avoid the trouble of servicing the bb so as to avoid destroying the precious original hardened...
09-24-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 595
Posted By dddd

Could be that you let just a bit too much air out...

Could be that you let just a bit too much air out of the tube before prying on the last section of the bead(?).

I usually count on the tube having some shape to it to prevent the tube from getting...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,624
Posted By dddd

What bothers me about all of these carbon-steerer...

What bothers me about all of these carbon-steerer issues is that we are getting next to no data about which parts are causing these problems and which parts are preventing these problems.

Other...
09-23-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 200
Posted By dddd

For sure it looks like the derailer body is swung...

For sure it looks like the derailer body is swung too far forward for the 28t freewheel, so check how the mounting components are assembled inside of the top knuckle.

I had this exact same bike as...
09-23-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 768
Views: 54,670
Posted By dddd

Yesterday I ran over a patch of goat-head thorns...

Yesterday I ran over a patch of goat-head thorns while riding my (fairly recent used purchase) Trek 7500 hybrid. I pulled 35+ out of the front tire and only 15 out of the rear tire.

My Bontrager...
09-23-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 995
Posted By dddd

I wish I had a spoke cabinet like that, could use...

I wish I had a spoke cabinet like that, could use a big one. I only keep silver spokes, never bought any in black.
Bought out a couple of builder's inventories 5-6 years ago and what they had was...
09-21-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,387
Posted By dddd

Thanks mkeller234 and stardognine. The paint is...

Thanks mkeller234 and stardognine. The paint is still mostly intact but looks very fragile where it has lifted. The seatstay just got scraped, no bubbling there.

For the $125 I paid I can't...
09-21-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,387
Posted By dddd

I'm wondering how the Sedisport works over the...

I'm wondering how the Sedisport works over the wide-spaced chainrings that your ST has?

I seem to recall having severe chain "skating" with a perhaps older model of that 86bcd APEX triple, using...
09-21-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 929
Posted By dddd

Methinks that the bike is hanging from strings,...

Methinks that the bike is hanging from strings, keeping the steering straight while lessening the look of heft that the model would otherwise be struggling with.
09-20-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 761
Posted By dddd

About once a year, give or take, I get out the...

About once a year, give or take, I get out the equipment to polish my cones, my shoes and my helmet.
09-20-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 595
Posted By dddd

I always adjust the tube's pressure as I mount a...

I always adjust the tube's pressure as I mount a difficult tire. I start with the tube rounded out so there's no flap of rubber to sneek under the bead, the I let air out as I get to the point where...
09-18-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 364
Posted By dddd

Yes, they were.

Yes, they were.
09-18-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By dddd

It sounds like at some time, someone over-oiled...

It sounds like at some time, someone over-oiled the rear hub that was originally lubricated with grease.

A hub rebuild would seem to be the only cure, short of waiting out the leakage until the...
09-18-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 364
Posted By dddd

Based on my dealings with various Sansin-made,...

Based on my dealings with various Sansin-made, cartridge-bearing hubs, I don't think that the slip fit of the threaded bearing seats will be found to be the source of any noticeable freeplay at the...
09-18-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 520
Posted By dddd

The chainstay stop would appear to be a serious...

The chainstay stop would appear to be a serious problem with running the cable under the bb shell, but I fugure that swapping the current Shimano stand-in for something more aesthetically compatible...
09-17-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 364
Posted By dddd

Modern wheels like Mavic use cartridge bearings...

Modern wheels like Mavic use cartridge bearings and come with the tool that is used to adjust them.

You can do the same with these hubs, using cone wrenches, but as bikemig mentioned you don't...
09-17-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 520
Posted By dddd

What indexes with a Rapidfire-Plus mtb front...

What indexes with a Rapidfire-Plus mtb front shifter will NOT index with a road front STI shifter, unless perhaps you hack the cable attachment point to the other side of the pinch bolt.

I used a...
09-17-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By dddd

I really like my Kokusai that this Safari is...

I really like my Kokusai that this Safari is based on, but I never thought about putting bags on it. The geometry is good for it though.

Great score!

The article mentions that this was an...
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