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01-27-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 298
Posted By canopus

I use ISO on my Campy's, JIS on Japanese stuff. ...

I use ISO on my Campy's, JIS on Japanese stuff.
Really you can use JIS on it also, It isn't recommended to put the crank ISO/JIS/ISO (flipping back and forth). ISO was original but if it has been...
01-19-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 477
Posted By canopus

Hozan makes some, plaza japan would probably be...

Hozan makes some, plaza japan would probably be the best way to order them ( i haven't looked lately though). Get a good specific thread cutting oil and the parks should be fine, especially for...
01-19-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 590
Posted By canopus

Ok, so now I want to know... What do you about...

Ok, so now I want to know... What do you about Frek over Alex? I have the same issue between a 610 and 710 and was wondering before I sell one (I have never built the 610 (1979), 710 (1982) being my...
01-19-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By canopus

I usually cut them close to the light and put...

I usually cut them close to the light and put female DEANS connectors for later use and hide it in some shrink tubing. I have the taillight on one bike right now.
Replies: 15
Views: 382
Posted By canopus

Second pic shows how bad the rear is. the rear...

Second pic shows how bad the rear is. the rear wheel isn't centered with the stays at the brake bridge. Parts only....
12-24-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,266
Posted By canopus

Doh!, Broke my own rule... check post date.

Doh!, Broke my own rule... check post date.
12-24-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By canopus

Clean, pack, put 'em back together. At less than...

Clean, pack, put 'em back together. At less than 500 I wouldn't bother with replacing the bearings. Just inspection. Stop overthinking this stuff. The base design is amazingly strong and will...
12-21-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 532
Posted By canopus

I'll just stick with my cheap Harbor Freight...

I'll just stick with my cheap Harbor Freight Ultrasonic cleaner... Less chance of divorce, same results.
12-21-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By canopus

Real simple... Measure. Place wheels into...

Real simple... Measure.
Place wheels into frame, measure your clearance from the rim. Measure width, measure from rim to brake bridge in MM. That will give you an idea on the largest tires you can...
12-21-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By canopus

Why are you so worried about axle diameter? The...

Why are you so worried about axle diameter? The axle fits the hub... What hubs are you using?
It is simple really, as it isn't thru axle setup, it isn't an IGH, it doesn't have discs... Measure...
12-21-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By canopus

Axles are different in diameters. QR's are same...

Axles are different in diameters. QR's are same diameter, different lengths.
12-21-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,119
Posted By canopus

With the cost of spokes now, I would hose them...

With the cost of spokes now, I would hose them off with WD-40, clean them with steel wool or aluminum scrub pad and brushes, clean the rim up, throw on some new rim strips, check the true and ride...
12-21-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By canopus

As for the wires, I am having the same issue on...

As for the wires, I am having the same issue on my 710. If you can't route them internally (and who wants to drill into their CV frame) I would recommend going to the home store or an electrical...
12-17-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By canopus

Short Answer: Yes, it is a bad idea. Follow...

Short Answer: Yes, it is a bad idea.

Follow your gut instinct.
12-16-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By canopus

Replace the bearings. By prying out the seals...

Replace the bearings. By prying out the seals there is a 99.9 percent chance you destroyed the rubber seal. You can get the number off of the rubber seal you pried off.

You only need to service...
Replies: 53
Views: 21,580
Posted By canopus

If manufacturing tolerances were allowed to be...

If manufacturing tolerances were allowed to be 2.5mm out of spec, we would still be working with wood because nothing would fit together.
Forum: BMX
12-10-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By canopus

Make sure you don't have one size on the drive...

Make sure you don't have one size on the drive side and a different size on the non-drive side. It looks like a std hub with freewheel. Hazarding a guess, the large bearings go on the drive side and...
12-09-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,886
Posted By canopus

Which is why I suggested asking the...

Which is why I suggested asking the manager/owner. I have baked cookies before and given them away and the wife has made pies... and some people just dont want to eat the sweets like they did when I...
12-09-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,886
Posted By canopus

Read again. Not complaining. Not imagined. ...

Read again. Not complaining. Not imagined.


What is reasonable? Your reasonable? Mine? The jolly green giant? But this is going off topic from the OP and into something else for a different...
12-09-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,886
Posted By canopus

To me personally, not to my face. To my back? How...

To me personally, not to my face. To my back? How would I know.. I have overheard that criticism in restaurants before and have heard it from family members when they were in the food services. So...
12-09-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,886
Posted By canopus

I understand that, but tips should not be counted...

I understand that, but tips should not be counted on. No one should get angry at me for telling me a price, me giving that price and then getting upset for not getting more than was requested.
I...
12-09-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,886
Posted By canopus

I'm weird. I don't tip for doing your job. I go...

I'm weird. I don't tip for doing your job. I go out of my way to be understanding and not give anyone a hard time, smile and say thank you, but business sets the price. I pay the price, I expect...
12-08-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,771
Posted By canopus

Please start a new post as you have pulled up a 5...

Please start a new post as you have pulled up a 5 year old thread to start a new conversation...
12-08-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,737
Posted By canopus

Just WOW. What about simply washing the...

Just WOW.
What about simply washing the bike/bars and a good spray lube in the shifters, etc?
12-08-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,797
Posted By canopus

:lol: Been there done that myself. We just...

:lol: Been there done that myself. We just ultimately like to help, dates be damned.:thumb:
Replies: 53
Views: 21,580
Posted By canopus

I find sensitivity in my knees with 2.5mm of...

I find sensitivity in my knees with 2.5mm of difference. All my bikes have 170's now except for my BMX/cruiser stuff. 165's might be coming sooner than I would like.
12-08-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,797
Posted By canopus

Meanwhile... 4 years later....

Meanwhile... 4 years later....
12-08-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By canopus

I would hazard a guess it has to do with the...

I would hazard a guess it has to do with the availbility of cartridge bearings vs the manufacturing of a special bearings and races and the labor to make it all smooth.polished and slick. Much...
12-07-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By canopus

That will be fine. rarely will inward radiating...

That will be fine. rarely will inward radiating spokes snug up to the hub flange.

Pic Assist​​​​​​​...
12-07-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By canopus

Extreme conditions = Shorten your service...

Extreme conditions = Shorten your service interval times...
12-06-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,300
Posted By canopus

Campy 2x10 and 3x10 here on all my bikes...

Campy 2x10 and 3x10 here on all my bikes...
12-06-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 468
Posted By canopus

My brain on this thread....:foo:..:twitchy:.. ...

My brain on this thread....:foo:..:twitchy:..

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12-06-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 565
Posted By canopus

:lol: cantankerous = see. canopus

:lol:
cantankerous = see. canopus
12-05-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 565
Posted By canopus

Get snarky and you get less answers... Provide...

Get snarky and you get less answers...
Provide the Year, Make and Model of your bike.
To us "seniors" a headset is the full monty... cups, bearings, races, locknuts, washers. Comes in package,...
12-03-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4,615
Views: 465,141
Posted By canopus

ISO/WTT/WTB 1984 Trek 890 in a 23" size. Frame...

ISO/WTT/WTB
1984 Trek 890 in a 23" size. Frame and fork or full bike...


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12-02-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 912
Posted By canopus

They make the wheel go round & round...

They make the wheel go round & round (:innocent:)...
12-02-21, 01:40 PM
12-02-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 516
Posted By canopus

If there is no play when facing forward and there...

If there is no play when facing forward and there is play when the forks are turned 90 degrees, then there is an issue within the headset, the head tube, the cups or races where they are not faced...
11-30-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By canopus

Even same sized tires could have different...

Even same sized tires could have different circumferences. Does this not accept user inputted tire circumference? Even my cheap $20 Sigma accepted circumference in mm.
To measure tire...
11-30-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By canopus

At that price I might buy it to part it out or...

At that price I might buy it to part it out or keep the components & sell the frame if I wasn't looking for a bike or a project. It has some nice CV going on but to make it clean, ridable or sellable...
11-30-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 730
Posted By canopus

Same boat, I have some no-flute cranks also and...

Same boat, I have some no-flute cranks also and I have a Trek 760 I have to re-hab... This would look good....
11-29-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7,395
Views: 768,925
Posted By canopus

Got my nuts in.... ...

Got my nuts in....

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11-29-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 818
Posted By canopus

A few pics would be nice, but if you have brick...

A few pics would be nice, but if you have brick and water is getting on the brick, then you are going have problems, because it is drying from the outside to the inside of your garage. 75% humidity...
11-27-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 66,090
Views: 10,447,444
Posted By canopus

I have enough Treks.. but dang if I was closer......

I have enough Treks.. but dang if I was closer...
https://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/bik/d/fort-worth-trek-road-bike-bicycle-23/7409967720.html
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11-23-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By canopus

I always bent the coaster arm to land in the...

I always bent the coaster arm to land in the middle of the chain stay, drill the arm so it could handle a 5mm bolt and then use some bar tape and an old Dia-Compe hinged seat post clamp instead of...
11-21-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,605
Posted By canopus

Sound and feel are all well and good, if you do...

Sound and feel are all well and good, if you do it a lot. If not, use a meter if you can get one. On a straight wheel even tensions will have the wheel fairly true. Then you work on the fine...
11-20-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By canopus

Can we get some pics with the button facing up...

Can we get some pics with the button facing up and the bottom of the lever and cap?
Is it the retaining button threads that are gone? It kind of looks like the lever has been bent due to much force...
11-20-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,822
Posted By canopus

You could probably make a mold from the old part...

You could probably make a mold from the old part (clean up/fill in the outside portion a bit) and pour some polyurethane bushings.
Replies: 14
Views: 847
Posted By canopus

Is that a creased downtube just below the water...

Is that a creased downtube just below the water bottle bosses?
11-20-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By canopus

You can do 10s downtube indexed, Campy (converted...

You can do 10s downtube indexed, Campy (converted barend shifter with a lever stop) or Shimano (I have some SL-7900's), If you find some levers to pull the cable you can probably do friction up to...
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