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04-07-10, 03:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,048
Posted By Snordalisk

skyerocker- Dude's been slipping since posts...

skyerocker-

Dude's been slipping since posts a few years ago, not surprised. Doesn't diminish some of the quality of his past work, but still, calling out people in this way is a ****ty way to...
02-20-09, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,171
Posted By Snordalisk

Thanks, those are the diagrams I had already. ...

Thanks, those are the diagrams I had already. I've been able to piece together a few of the new part numbers from a 1968 Raleigh catalog and a 1970 pricelist, but it's not complete because the 1950s...
02-20-09, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,171
Posted By Snordalisk

Looking for Sturmey Archer SW parts list with newer part numbers.

Long shot hyper-specific request follows:

So I'm sorting out the Hugest pile of Sturmey Archer parts I've ever encountered, and I've run into some SW parts that are in boxes with only new style...
02-05-09, 11:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,115
Posted By Snordalisk

These hubs have well designed flanges, which if...

These hubs have well designed flanges, which if anything are a little thicker than usual. The spoke holes are countersunk just about as well as they could be. Spoke washers will give you extra...
01-28-09, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 901
Posted By Snordalisk

It's usually easier to use another front brake in...

It's usually easier to use another front brake in the rear, with a 6mm nylock nut instead of the recessed nut.
01-28-09, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 695
Posted By Snordalisk

Tektro and Shimano make a few modern long reach...

Tektro and Shimano make a few modern long reach dual pivot brakes. If you put a wheel in the frame and measure straight down from the brake bolt hole to the center of your rim braking surface,...
01-28-09, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,048
Posted By Snordalisk

I've framesaver'd a number of already rusty...

I've framesaver'd a number of already rusty frames, and I can say for sure it doesn't hurt any. The rust won't go any further as long as there isn't water sloshing around in there when you hit it...
01-28-09, 11:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 24,539
Posted By Snordalisk

I use pedal washers whenever installing pedals...

I use pedal washers whenever installing pedals that have flats all the way to the crank arm. Most MKS pedals still use spindles llike that, and I'd rather not gouge up cranks if it's possible to...
01-28-09, 11:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,890
Posted By Snordalisk

Your best bet is to get one of the shallower...

Your best bet is to get one of the shallower bottom bracket tools, like Shimano's TL-FC32, and rig up a bolt and washer to secure the tool to the bottom bracket itself. If it's a square taper BB,...
11-15-08, 08:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 988
Posted By Snordalisk

As far as cartridge bottom bracket tools go, the...

As far as cartridge bottom bracket tools go, the best is Shimano's tool, because of its low profile. On a stubborn cup it's less likely to slip off because you're applying force closer to the BB. ...
10-31-08, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 379
Posted By Snordalisk

There are replacement ENO eccentric spacers...

There are replacement ENO eccentric spacers available for 126, 130, and 135. If you can find someone with the skills/time to do it for you, the shell is narrow enough that you can grind them down to...
10-15-07, 08:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,897
Posted By Snordalisk

Spending the time/money to modify a frame just to...

Spending the time/money to modify a frame just to save a couple bucks on a bottom bracket is questionable.
09-26-07, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By Snordalisk

I've always heard it called a "Y-stand" ...

I've always heard it called a "Y-stand"

Here's one:
http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/RA409A17-Minoura+Ds-20+Y+Bike+Stand.aspx

You can probably get an unbranded one cheaper at a bike shop.
08-20-07, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By Snordalisk

I've never seen them for sale separately online...

I've never seen them for sale separately online or in a catalog, but we have a bin at the shop marked "rubber caps and doodads" full of these and the like. Personally, I don't think they're too...
08-19-07, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,366
Posted By Snordalisk

For the 2008 model year Giant has changed the...

For the 2008 model year Giant has changed the geometry on women's bikes, most of them at least, to be women's specific geometry. Shorter toptubes, longer headtubes in general.

See here:...
08-01-07, 12:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,752
Posted By Snordalisk

The modern incarnation of the step-through or...

The modern incarnation of the step-through or women's frame, when paired with most linear pull brakes.

A certain Large company's cable routing is so poorly designed, that the only way to make the...
07-22-07, 02:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,011
Posted By Snordalisk

If you don't notice, and just keep riding for...

If you don't notice, and just keep riding for years, then why not?
07-22-07, 02:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,011
Posted By Snordalisk

I have some serious toe strap wear on one set of...

I have some serious toe strap wear on one set of old Shimano 600 cranks from using stupid narrow pedals with stupid wide feet for a while. The leather straps had aluminum dust embedded in them where...
07-21-07, 02:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 33,083
Posted By Snordalisk

Alberto Masi isn't dead, or doing something else:...

Alberto Masi isn't dead, or doing something else:

http://www.milano3v.com/

He can't sell bicycles as "MASI" in the United States, but he makes some fine frames.
07-15-07, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By Snordalisk

I have a set of these wheels, and while they are...

I have a set of these wheels, and while they are interesting, they aren't really very useful. The rims aren't very strong, to true the wheels you have to remove the tires, and spokes are impossible...
06-22-07, 07:57 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 186,416
Posted By Snordalisk

That "Dancing Across America" poster is hanging...

That "Dancing Across America" poster is hanging in our shop to this day.
05-24-07, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By Snordalisk

Brake hoods are fairly universal, but not quite:...

Brake hoods are fairly universal, but not quite: AME fits Modolo fits Campagnolo fits Superbe Pro. Others, like Dia Compe, won't fit well but can work sometimes. The Modolo hoods are my favorite,...
05-23-07, 04:28 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,551
Posted By Snordalisk

I can't tell you anything about it, except that I...

I can't tell you anything about it, except that I think it's beautiful.

Awesome find.
05-17-07, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,127
Posted By Snordalisk

Dia Compe also sells those grey pads as Cane...

Dia Compe also sells those grey pads as Cane Creek "Gray Matter" brake pads. I use them on old crappy/bmx sidepulls and they work well enough.
05-13-07, 05:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,632
Posted By Snordalisk

The only time I saw a snap ring fail was when a...

The only time I saw a snap ring fail was when a bungee strap got caught in the wheel of a three speed, and it sort of wedged behind the cog, around the cog, and everywehere else relative to the cog,...
05-07-07, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By Snordalisk

I've rehabilitated a few RSX shifters by spraying...

I've rehabilitated a few RSX shifters by spraying a ton of Tri-Flow in the works and moving the levers around. You should be pretty persistent, sometimes it seems like nothing has changed even after...
05-06-07, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 681
Posted By Snordalisk

I just consulted an old copy of Barnett's, which...

I just consulted an old copy of Barnett's, which states:



I'm bracing myself for the task of digging through a dozen parts boxes that might contain that "special spring", at least I know it...
05-06-07, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 840
Posted By Snordalisk

I just consulted an old copy of Barnett's, which...

I just consulted an old copy of Barnett's, which states:



I'm bracing myself for the task of digging through a dozen parts boxes that might contain that "special spring", at least I know it...
05-06-07, 06:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,010
Posted By Snordalisk

I use Quikstiks for most jobs, but they do break...

I use Quikstiks for most jobs, but they do break after changing a couple hundred tires. That's probably not a problem for most home users though, and when they do break, they're cheap to replace.
...
05-06-07, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 840
Posted By Snordalisk

I wish it was just a simple matter of finding a...

I wish it was just a simple matter of finding a roller cam brake, but roller cams, or U brakes, require the bosses to be mounted above the rim, while they are mounted below the rim on this frame.
...
05-06-07, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 681
Posted By Snordalisk

Cantilever bosses with backwards spring notches?

I posted this over in the Mechanics forum, but I figured I might have better luck at C&V given the age of the frame.



There isn't any brake I know of that fits ALL of these characteristics,...
05-06-07, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 840
Posted By Snordalisk

Forgot to mention, the bosses are mounted on the...

Forgot to mention, the bosses are mounted on the seat stays, not under the chain stays.
05-06-07, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 840
Posted By Snordalisk

Cantilever bosses with backwards spring notches?

I've just started work on a Shogun Praire Breaker II mountain frame of unknown vintage, it's got really laid back geometry and Tange MTB tubing, if that helps determine anything.

It has what at...
05-02-07, 10:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,325
Posted By Snordalisk

I know a few people who were into bikes in the...

I know a few people who were into bikes in the mid 70s who say the Raleigh Professional was their dream bike that they wanted more than anything, but invariably settled for a Competition,...
05-02-07, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,320
Posted By Snordalisk

The DL-1 we have at the shop has rear-facing...

The DL-1 we have at the shop has rear-facing dropouts, rather than the usual horizontals, and it has the additional step of removing the chain tensioners on the rear axle before the rear wheel can...
05-01-07, 07:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,890
Posted By Snordalisk

I have one of these, and it's tapped in two...

I have one of these, and it's tapped in two places, once for a standard 74mm BCD ring, and once for an Ofmega/Avocet specific 102mm BCD ring. I'm not sure if the crank came like this, or if it was a...
04-29-07, 10:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,903
Posted By Snordalisk

Say you have someone come into your shop riding a...

Say you have someone come into your shop riding a road bike that's 3 sizes too big for them, with clipless pedals and street shoes, asking, "Hey I tried to put air in these tires but the pump at the...
04-29-07, 10:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,217
Posted By Snordalisk

I would say that this could certainly be...

I would say that this could certainly be considered a manufacturing defect. From the OP's description it seems like he was "just riding along" and it cracked. That seems like a defect to me.
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Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-07, 09:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,867
Posted By Snordalisk

You might want to try that gear calculator out...

You might want to try that gear calculator out again.
04-28-07, 07:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,067
Posted By Snordalisk

Those weyless pedals will last you a very very...

Those weyless pedals will last you a very very long time, or until a slotted cleat wears the cage to nothing.

Beautiful bike. Now you just need a set of Weyless rollers to ride it on in winter!
04-27-07, 06:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,523
Posted By Snordalisk

I just tried a Quicker Pro for the first time...

I just tried a Quicker Pro for the first time today, and it was really (really) good. Short enough to fit in some larger seat bags, and certainly a jersey pocket, but can pump to 110-120 very easily...
04-27-07, 08:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 17,054
Posted By Snordalisk

It holds a large pizza quite nicely up against...

It holds a large pizza quite nicely up against the bottom of the saddle on our shop 3 speed, but I think that has to do more with the particular positioning of the saddle than the rack itself. A...
04-25-07, 01:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,486
Posted By Snordalisk

There's not enough glass in it to really make a...

There's not enough glass in it to really make a difference when you fall, but I think some pieces work their way out from water and ice intrusion during the winter, leaving some small bits of glass...
04-25-07, 10:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,486
Posted By Snordalisk

Believe it or not, there is a bike path in...

Believe it or not, there is a bike path in Northampton, MA with crushed glass bottles in the asphalt.

Sure it glitters quite nicely when the sun shines on it, but in the early season before the...
04-23-07, 08:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,574
Posted By Snordalisk

Please don't go to this bike shop anymore. ...

Please don't go to this bike shop anymore.

Thanks.
04-23-07, 09:41 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 48,339
Posted By Snordalisk

I didn't expect you guys to take that so...

I didn't expect you guys to take that so seriously.

Anyway the only bike in the shop that does it is the Trek 1000, out of who knows how many aluminum bikes on the floor I just squeezed like an...
04-21-07, 09:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 48,339
Posted By Snordalisk

Next time you see an aluminum bike with a really...

Next time you see an aluminum bike with a really fat downtube, give it a good squeeze in the center, like you're feeling tire pressure.

Watch it flex.

Try to do the same with a steel frame.
04-19-07, 05:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,937
Posted By Snordalisk

The Motobecane Grand Jubile's I've seen with...

The Motobecane Grand Jubile's I've seen with Vitus frames and Suntour and SR parts have had swiss threaded bottom brackets and french headsets. As someone mentioned before, this is usually not a big...
04-12-07, 08:13 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,778
Posted By Snordalisk

The PX-10 may have been the top Peugeot available...

The PX-10 may have been the top Peugeot available in those days, but certain other big brands' top offerings (Raleigh, Schwinn, various Italians) were much better.

This might be too close to the...
04-11-07, 08:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,225
Posted By Snordalisk

I too ride sambas on the toeclip-equipped bikes,...

I too ride sambas on the toeclip-equipped bikes, both because of the smooth sole and the snag-free design of the front of the shoe. However, with my size 12 feet, I found that I need to use wider...
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