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05-28-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,681
Posted By WFdave

My US frame is a Waterford and they still build...

My US frame is a Waterford and they still build them today (old Schwinn race shop). If you're after carbon check out Allied in Little Rock AR.
05-24-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,319
Posted By WFdave

from US to Worcester area riding and need to find a bike

I'm traveling to the UK and would like to pick up a road bike either as a rental or buy used. 21.5 inch road bike frame size. Will be located in Upton on Severn from late June to mid July visiting...
05-21-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 840
Posted By WFdave

We're heading up to our place in AR this weekend...

We're heading up to our place in AR this weekend and hope to get some fishing in. The river has been too high the last few trips so hoping there's enough of a break in the rain so the river is at a...
05-13-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,516
Posted By WFdave

I check my shock and fork air pressure once a...

I check my shock and fork air pressure once a month.

I agree the older FS bikes would bob up and down when pedaling hard and some designs were worse than others. What I like these days is the...
05-09-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,516
Posted By WFdave

I'm 58 and just got back into MTB last year. ...

I'm 58 and just got back into MTB last year. After riding a friends full suspension I was sold on FS, When not on tough trails I find the ride a lot more comfortable. Sure it's a bit heavier but...
05-09-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,422
Posted By WFdave

I'm just getting back into MTB and this thread...

I'm just getting back into MTB and this thread made me think more seriously about knee pads as I've already had two surgeries on my left knee.
04-23-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 632
Posted By WFdave

The latest technology allows them to mix the...

The latest technology allows them to mix the paint, put it in a can and the can also holds a separate harder. Gives a more durable and higher quality finish but I'm thinking $30 a can. I you use...
04-23-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,435
Posted By WFdave

I have an 86 Raleigh Pro-Technium that I consider...

I have an 86 Raleigh Pro-Technium that I consider vintage but I'm put brifters on it. Also have mid 80's Ciocci that I kitted out with downtube shifters that is vintage all the way.

My 1999/2000...
04-18-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,120
Posted By WFdave

I clear case of bananas migrating further north...

I clear case of bananas migrating further north due to climate change
04-16-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 21,312
Posted By WFdave

Mental illness knows no boundaries and can effect...

Mental illness knows no boundaries and can effect anyone during anytime of their life. I can imagine that her path early on in life through cycling, gave her a very focused path and when that was...
04-16-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,711
Posted By WFdave

How often does she get into the drops? If...

How often does she get into the drops? If rarely, I would consider a flat bar conversion having the brake levers and shifters on the bar adding a clamp of cable stop to the down tube. Is this a 6...
04-10-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,218
Posted By WFdave

Great you're doing this !! As they have said for...

Great you're doing this !! As they have said for the money you get into a new entry level bike. If you go used you can get an excellent older bike. As mentioned I would go online and find the...
04-10-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,298
Posted By WFdave

I have a late 80's Raleigh which I tried to add a...

I have a late 80's Raleigh which I tried to add a new cog set with a 28 gear. I tried to add/remove links along with adjustments and never could get it to work well. The only solution for me will...
04-09-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,427
Posted By WFdave

Vertical dropouts are the best solution for sure...

Vertical dropouts are the best solution for sure for someone that can put the pressure to the pedals. Most of my bikes have horizontal dropouts and when climbing on the pedals I've had this happen a...
04-08-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,227
Posted By WFdave

I have a mix of bikes with down tube indexed and...

I have a mix of bikes with down tube indexed and brifters. I like the brifters when setup correctly and working. My early 2000's Waterford came with Dura Ace 3x9 brifters which were excellent until...
04-04-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,082
Posted By WFdave

I agree that you should look at a touring or...

I agree that you should look at a touring or endurance bike. However, with the money you would have to put into the higher end road bikes you'd selected why not look at something like the Waterford?...
03-14-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By WFdave

I used Claris 8 sp STI on my old Raleigh...

I used Claris 8 sp STI on my old Raleigh pro-technimum. I don't like the newer dark colors but enough of the bike has black so it works.
09-07-18, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By WFdave

Not a Terry but I do have a mid 80s Panasonic...

Not a Terry but I do have a mid 80s Panasonic DX2400 with the 24 inch front wheel. I need to build it back up as I still have the wheels, frame, stem etc. but used the crank, derailleurs, brakes on...
08-30-18, 07:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By WFdave

I ride steel road bikes and had a 1996 trek 8000...

I ride steel road bikes and had a 1996 trek 8000 (sold this summer) and still have a 2003 Cannondale F500 for MTB rides. Getting into riding more off road recently and my old stuff was OK but no...
08-16-18, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 391
Posted By WFdave

If you select index (clicks) on the downtube...

If you select index (clicks) on the downtube shifter when in gear the same applies the gears should be aligned.

Pis and brand info will help
08-16-18, 07:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 391
Posted By WFdave

I assume the bike has brifters (integrated...

I assume the bike has brifters (integrated shifter and brake). Check for brand matching and lube the chain as mentioned. Look from the rear of the bike at the freewheel cog set to see if the gear...
08-03-18, 08:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By WFdave

I used 8 speed RX100 indexed down tube shifters...

I used 8 speed RX100 indexed down tube shifters on my 7 speed Shimano with no issues
07-30-18, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By WFdave

Unless you have a big emotional attachment to the...

Unless you have a big emotional attachment to the bike or the bike is rare/valuable I would not go down that path.

I have an older Raleigh and Italian Ciocc which I sometimes convert to the...
07-04-18, 07:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,101
Posted By WFdave

Maybe a silly question but are you using a...

Maybe a silly question but are you using a dedicated shock/fork pump to fill and check pressure? The reason for asking is that if not you will leak most of the pressure with a regular pump.

I...
06-11-18, 07:22 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,248
Posted By WFdave

For mixed riding that includes a lot of stop and...

For mixed riding that includes a lot of stop and starts I now use double sided MTB pedals and MTB shoes. The shoes allow me to walk around no problems with the recessed cleats, no worry about pedal...
05-14-18, 09:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,789
Posted By WFdave

I order two versions of the urethane (one in...

I order two versions of the urethane (one in yellow which is soft and one in black which is firmer). These are hollow tubes.

The original ones had fallen apart. I measured using a small tape...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,009
Posted By WFdave

https://photos.smugmug.com/Bicycles/i-hwsbBmd/0/67...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Bicycles/i-hwsbBmd/0/6701a6bc/XL/KIMG0674-XL.jpg

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Replies: 10
Views: 1,009
Posted By WFdave

Pics if this works ...

Pics if this works

https://photos.smugmug.com/Bicycles/i-QGLjCNr/0/d366038c/XL/KIMG0665-XL.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Bicycles/i-9mg4L83/0/f8336304/XL/KIMG0666-XL.jpg
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Replies: 10
Views: 1,009
Posted By WFdave

Yes the title was my bad as I should have just...

Yes the title was my bad as I should have just asked for help with valuation

To be honest I'm still debating if I should keep. I have no idea what this bike would be worth as that would...
03-16-18, 07:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 901
Posted By WFdave

Depends of how difficult they are to work with...

Depends of how difficult they are to work with for repair. Me, I think I'd use metal (aluminum) cages and bend the mounting tabs as others have mentioned. If you go this route do not bend on the...
03-16-18, 06:18 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 108,654
Posted By WFdave

Here's a pic of my late 80s ProTechnium. Picked...

Here's a pic of my late 80s ProTechnium. Picked this up in 94/95 and it was my first experience with well made road bike. It went through a triple conversion (pic shows the triple) but recently...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,009
Posted By WFdave

Appraise my mid 80s Italian Ciocc

I bought the frame and fork as a project a few years back and finally completed the build up two months ago. As I've always had Shimano components that's the build route I took while also trying to...
02-07-18, 07:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,752
Posted By WFdave

I just rebuilt 2 7-speed Suntour freewheels and...

I just rebuilt 2 7-speed Suntour freewheels and even when cleaned and serviced they don't seem as quite as Shimano.

I break the freewheel nut free while on the rim then take my a part over a...
02-05-18, 08:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 945
Posted By WFdave

I wouldn't tape the area as with a thin liquid...

I wouldn't tape the area as with a thin liquid line acetone or lacquer it will get under the tape and wick to areas you're trying to protect.

To be honest with that level of rust it would not...
01-26-18, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By WFdave

A few updates: The chain rings are 42/53 ...

A few updates:

The chain rings are 42/53
The 105 RD is a long cage
The 105 rear hub is a cassette type. I do have a spare thread on freewheel with the gears I'd like but I can't use it on the...
01-25-18, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By WFdave

which 7 speed cassette for replacement

I have a couple of old bikes that either have the thread on 7-speed freewheel or Shimano 7-speed hyperglide.

I swapped my 105 triple onto my Ciocc build that will run a 12 x 23 7-speed thread on...
01-24-18, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By WFdave

Service my first 7 speed freewheel today

I've been slowly honing my bicycle mechanic skills over the last year as most of my previous experience has been with motorcycles (working on my own machines) or cars (my own machines, vintage race...
01-09-18, 09:07 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 7,451
Posted By WFdave

Good for you for taking on the work you're doing....

Good for you for taking on the work you're doing. Don't worry about the soap and water as it's a learning experience.

Me I would take the taking the freewheel a part and grease the bearings. ...
01-08-18, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,270
Posted By WFdave

What size seat tube does the FD fit? In in Plano...

What size seat tube does the FD fit? In in Plano so maybe local to you.

Dave
01-03-18, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By WFdave

Don't suppose you're in the DFW area?

Don't suppose you're in the DFW area?
12-29-17, 06:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,618
Posted By WFdave

A few weeks back I bought one of the new Brooks...

A few weeks back I bought one of the new Brooks saddles that seem to be made from a rubber like material. I was also worried about comfort but first time out it was great. I have it fitted to my...
Replies: 2
Views: 674
Posted By WFdave

I uploaded a few more pics of the bike to see if...

I uploaded a few more pics of the bike to see if this may help get some insight into the value.

Dave
12-29-17, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By WFdave

Before I bought the Waterford I have the Raleigh...

Before I bought the Waterford I have the Raleigh fitted with a 105 triple and so that's how it got fitted to the Ciocc. Mind you I've adjusted the FD stops so I'm only using the middle and outer...
12-28-17, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By WFdave

Trusty Waterford and two other oldies but goodies

I finally got a chance to take some pics of my vintage machines.

The Raleigh is a bike I picked up in around 94/95 from a guy I worked with whom had it since new in the mid/late 80's. The frame...
Replies: 2
Views: 674
Posted By WFdave

1998 Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo and range to list

Not trying to sell here in this thread just get a general range of what to ask for.

I have a 1998 Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo that I picked up maybe 15 years ago. Rode it some but mainly just kept it as...
12-20-17, 10:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,789
Posted By WFdave

I rebuilt 2 Marzocchi Bomber3 forks using...

I rebuilt 2 Marzocchi Bomber3 forks using urethane rods from a company called Acrotech out of MN. If they don't have in stock they will do a run. They have both solid and hollow rods

Just cut to...
12-20-17, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 778
Posted By WFdave

Glad to see this thread as I have a 2003 F500 I'd...

Glad to see this thread as I have a 2003 F500 I'd like to convert to 27.5. Mine will be a headshock to standard suspension fork with headset adapter. Will also need to check rear frame clearance...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-17, 07:33 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,358
Posted By WFdave

I have a 1999 Waterford 2200 and it's still my go...

I have a 1999 Waterford 2200 and it's still my go to bike after all these years. It's been through Rides Across Georgia and gave me a firm ride without being too harsh for long rides but on local...
12-18-17, 08:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,432
Posted By WFdave

I don't think the vintage bikes are a handicap...

I don't think the vintage bikes are a handicap for a ride depending on terrain but as I get older the newer bikes sure do make it easier.

I have 2 vintage bikes (93 Fisher steel Hoo Koo E Koo and...
12-13-17, 08:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,418
Posted By WFdave

Over the years I converted a couple of bikes to...

Over the years I converted a couple of bikes to flat bars. If you have a nice frame and components I say do it. If the bike is middle of the road then maybe best to get another bike.

On my...
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