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06-05-19, 07:25 PM
06-05-19, 03:55 PM
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Posted By specialmonkey

I've used this (Ambrosio Bike Ribbon Professional...

I've used this (Ambrosio Bike Ribbon Professional Supermetallizzato):

https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Old-Stock-Ambrosio-Padded-Bar-Tape-Dark-Blue/390481602975

on a blue bike here...
06-05-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By specialmonkey

1991 Miyata 914 Tire Clearence / Michelin Power Competition 25c

Does anyone else here have one?

I tried putting Michelin Power Competition 25c tires on the Wolber GTX rims and couldn't get the front above 50 PSI before it started rubbing the fork.

The bike...
05-26-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 538
Posted By specialmonkey

You could just upload them to bikeforums.net,...

You could just upload them to bikeforums.net, click the little pic of sun and mountains next to the smiley face in button bar, and upload the image from your device / computer. You can find a URL for...
05-23-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By specialmonkey

Good to know! Thanks.

Good to know! Thanks.
05-23-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By specialmonkey

Cotton Bar Tape As Rim Tape

Is there any reason not to use bar tape as rim tape if it fits the rim?

I have some very old cotton bar tape with a very faint stick to it (that I will never use on bars), it fits Modele 58 rims...
Forum: Introductions
05-23-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By specialmonkey

That looks like a cool path, how is it? I've...

That looks like a cool path, how is it? I've ridden the one from Coventry to Cranston and back (Washington Secondary Trail), any others in RI?
05-23-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By specialmonkey

Good Price On 27 x 1 1/4" (32-630) Gatorskins @ bike24.com

Bike24.com (https://www.bike24.com/p2195140.html) has 27 x 1 1/4" Gatorskins for a bit over $27 each, this is roughly $10 cheaper than I've seen anywhere else (doesn't consider shipping).

The...
05-21-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,100
Posted By specialmonkey

I like the Park Tool MT-1...

I like the Park Tool MT-1 (https://www.parktool.com/product/multi-tool-mt-1) too, it's definitely simple and elegant looking. But I usually carry a Crank Brothers M19...
05-20-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By specialmonkey

I think it's due to the little wedge at the...

I think it's due to the little wedge at the bottom, just saw an interesting Suntour quill seatpost on ebay ... it also has the wedge, never had heard of these.
...
05-20-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,136
Posted By specialmonkey

That is a good point :) How about a...

That is a good point :)

How about a Stronglight? They must have some French threaded ones? Needle bearings are kind of cool, even if my mechanic says he doesn't like them (though the one below is...
05-20-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 533
Posted By specialmonkey

These are some of my favorite cranks...

These are some of my favorite cranks (colloquially known as the Specialized Flag Crankset), apparently they have very low Q Factor ...


Here's some more info:


The Retrogrouch: Old Is Good:...
05-17-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,136
Posted By specialmonkey

Here's a little video, ...

Here's a little video,

https://vimeo.com/33045436

I was having trouble understanding what a split crown race is ... it seems they're just easier to remove and install on the steering tube /...
05-17-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By specialmonkey

Sweet looking Professional. I really like the...

Sweet looking Professional. I really like the fork, especially the chrome top. Looking at it with 650b wheels, the seat stays appear longer (wheel further from seat tube), do you think the smaller...
05-15-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,081
Posted By specialmonkey

I use Proofide whenever possible, but I had some...

I use Proofide whenever possible, but I had some leftover Musher's Secret (for dog's feet in the snow), and it seemed to work quite well.

I used it in the same manner as Proofide, apply, let dry...
05-13-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By specialmonkey

SunTour LD-1500 Power Shifter (convert to braze-on?)

Would these work on braze-on bosses?

I saw the below on ebay but others like them all seem to have a metal strap. Velobase doesn't mention a braze-on version.

...
05-08-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By specialmonkey

I tried a 27.2 seat post which didn't seem to...

I tried a 27.2 seat post which didn't seem to fit, I didn't force it. It's looking more and more like it takes 27.0 (and 26.8 may work too?). The seat tube almost appears to have a shim, there's a...
05-08-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By specialmonkey

'86 Trek 310 Seatpost and Tubing Info? (Ishiwata EX Triple Butted Cr Mo Info)

Does anyone know (paging T-Mar) the seat post diameter for this bike? I know Trek's are usually 27.2 but thought this might be different due to the tubes and apparent manufacture by Bridgestone.

I...
05-07-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 958
Posted By specialmonkey

Interesting. Is this to keep the chain fully...

Interesting. Is this to keep the chain fully stretched and out of the way, with the wheels removed and packed?

What size is the bike? Looks to be about 21". Do you size down a bit compared to a...
05-06-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By specialmonkey

Looks like this (Suntour XCT): ...

Looks like this (Suntour XCT):

https://bicyclebuysell.com/item/418990/rd-suntour-xct-japan...
05-06-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 964
Posted By specialmonkey

Congratulations. I purchased the same bike a few...

Congratulations. I purchased the same bike a few months ago, it's a joy to ride! Yours too looks like a 24".

I'm confident you will overcome your diametric opposition in short order after spending...
05-06-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,565
Posted By specialmonkey

Brings a tear to the eye :) Congratulations! I...

Brings a tear to the eye :) Congratulations! I have a story here (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1122847-1986-23-black-peugeot-orient-express.html).
05-01-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,206
Posted By specialmonkey

Wow, those Reelights seem really cool!

Wow, those Reelights seem really cool!
04-29-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 783
Posted By specialmonkey

That factory name I forgot was Cherubim (looked...

That factory name I forgot was Cherubim (looked in book :)), a custom frame builder in Japan, subcontracted by Fuji.
04-29-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 783
Posted By specialmonkey

If you're in love with classic Fuji (and other...

If you're in love with classic Fuji (and other Japanese) bikes, and haven't already, you might want to check this book out ......
04-25-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,247
Posted By specialmonkey

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/720x720/hub_2_ee69bcf4f1a76533da27ccd9d80995763505150e.jpg...
04-25-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,247
Posted By specialmonkey

Interesting suggestions. I've never tried latex...

Interesting suggestions. I've never tried latex tubes. I may give them a shot (along possibly with low profile tape). Can they be patched like normal tubes?

For commuting, I usually have a heavy...
04-25-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,247
Posted By specialmonkey

I am using spokes from Yojimbo's Garage (on eBay)...

I am using spokes from Yojimbo's Garage (on eBay) ... they are:

DT SWISS Competition Silver Spokes 2.0/1.8mm Dbl Butted


To add some more info, my MPH seems to have increased ~ +1 MPH, to...
04-25-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,247
Posted By specialmonkey

The Schwinn is decidedly less sluggish with 1"...

The Schwinn is decidedly less sluggish with 1" wire bead Paselas. They seem very close to true-to-size at just a bit over 0.98" (pumped to ~ 115 PSI).

I'm happy these are available and surprised I...
Replies: 9
Views: 741
Posted By specialmonkey

I think they do have value, possibly $50-70 if in...

I think they do have value, possibly $50-70 if in good shape, true, etc.

I'm mostly familiar with Matrix Titan rims, which have all been decent, and you can't really go wrong with Shimano hubs.
...
Forum: Commuting
04-21-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,506
Posted By specialmonkey

MKS Sylvan Touring are great all around pedals,...

MKS Sylvan Touring are great all around pedals, the Next series seems very nice, I also like the MKS Urban Platforms ...

https://www.amazon.com/MKS-Sylvan-Touring-Pedal-Double/dp/B003Z6PGZU...
04-21-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,629
Posted By specialmonkey

Cool! I use an iPhone 8 and there's no good...

Cool!

I use an iPhone 8 and there's no good way to have the weather display on the lock screen. I like to see the rain radar over the next hours ... can you incorporate rain radar (like the Storm...
04-21-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 623
Posted By specialmonkey

I'd love their wheel dishing tool, a friend of...

I'd love their wheel dishing tool, a friend of mine has the VAR version, which seems to be the same.
Compared to the Park Tool WAG-4 they're heavenly to use.
04-20-19, 06:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,247
Posted By specialmonkey

Thanks for the info. I should have new 1" (or 1...

Thanks for the info. I should have new 1" (or 1 1/8") tires to try on the slug some time next week.




Good to know.



Uh oh, I hope this isn't the case with my wheels, or at least I hope...
04-19-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,247
Posted By specialmonkey

Quick relative to the other. I've been pleasantly...

Quick relative to the other. I've been pleasantly suprised how nice (and relatively quick) 70s Sports Tourers can be.
40h hubs are hard to find. I thought the G40s (found NOS), might be worthwhile...
04-19-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,247
Posted By specialmonkey

27x1 1/8" vs 27x1 1/4" vs 27x1"

I have a '75 Schwinn Sports Tourer that I put NOS 27" Mavic G40 wheels on, they're 40-spoke rims, front and rear,

the front has a clunky looking new Shimano tandem hub, and the rear has a NOS...
03-28-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,724
Posted By specialmonkey

In the early 80s My father bought himself and my...

In the early 80s My father bought himself and my stepmother ZebraKenko road bikes -- I remember being pretty impressed. I remember they were lighter than any bike I had handled, I was probably 11...
03-28-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By specialmonkey

Ugh .. math. Thanks all for the explanations. I...

Ugh .. math. Thanks all for the explanations. I couldn't resist these lizards:


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/653x855/drop_v_168d474640033c4158b209303835e67073b0f6ab.jpg
...
03-28-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By specialmonkey

Linear Pull Brake Levers for Standard Pull Brakes?

I have some Cane Creek V levers and noticed they're for linear pull brakes (none of my bikes use these) ...

I was reading this Brake levers buying guide - Chain Reaction Cycles...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 905
Posted By specialmonkey

Thank you both for the info!

Thank you both for the info!
03-22-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,289
Posted By specialmonkey

What about open tubulars? Here's how Vittoria...

What about open tubulars? Here's how Vittoria describes them:

Open tubular is a type of clincher tire that uses the unique construction method of high-end tubulars. Vittoria open tubulars have...
Forum: Commuting
03-22-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 905
Posted By specialmonkey

Anyone Recognize This Striped Tire?

I saw these on my commute a few days ago. Initially, I thought the guy was riding on bare metal rims.

I thought I saw the word Matrix in white letters on the sidewall which I recall was black ......
03-21-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,182
Posted By specialmonkey

Background: The bottom bracket (or crank) was...

Background: The bottom bracket (or crank) was loose therefore the need to remove.

I didn't use a cheater pipe on the hex wrench - never thought about it ... I'm not sure it would have helped with...
03-20-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 604
Posted By specialmonkey

I'm thinking about getting this on the road soon,...

I'm thinking about getting this on the road soon, and the lead for the boss plate came through -- thanks Bianchigirll !! I think I have been misunderstanding your instructions which is why I have...
03-20-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,182
Posted By specialmonkey

I know this is old, but I didn't want to have to...

I know this is old, but I didn't want to have to resort to this again (NDS came off with Dremel cuts, and many broken cut off wheels, for DS I resorted to cheap ACE Hardware angle grinder after...
03-20-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,007
Posted By specialmonkey

Nice looking Schwinn! Very cool Severson Schwinn...

Nice looking Schwinn! Very cool Severson Schwinn sticker. I'm also a Metric fan :) Seems taller than 24" Search for Hunt Wilde tape on ebay, the color might be hard to match, is this...
03-18-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,022
Posted By specialmonkey

Don't forget the bikes you keep at friend's...

Don't forget the bikes you keep at friend's houses for when you're vacationing near them!
03-18-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,166
Posted By specialmonkey

To anyone else who has one of these -- what's the...

To anyone else who has one of these -- what's the telescoping bar attachment for? - Never mind, I referenced the above thread, it seems to be for locking the handlebars to the seat post?
03-18-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,166
Posted By specialmonkey

I used my Aldi-bought bike stand last night (the...

I used my Aldi-bought bike stand last night (the one I was tipped off to here (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1143957-not-vintage-but-who-knew-aldi-sell-bike-workstand-30-a.html) on...
03-14-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By specialmonkey

Thanks everyone, I appreciate the info!

Thanks everyone, I appreciate the info!
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