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Forum: Folding Bikes
08-16-09, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 833
Posted By Squeazel

Yah, mine did that too. I did both- bent the...

Yah, mine did that too. I did both- bent the fulcrum lever a little bit and sacrificed some chainline by flipping the rear sprocket so that the teeth were closer to the axle. Also I used about 45...
08-12-09, 01:25 PM
Replies: 17,058
Views: 2,561,690
Posted By Squeazel

But it may be your only chance to own one...

But it may be your only chance to own one :roflmao2:
Forum: Commuting
08-11-09, 03:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,983
Posted By Squeazel

Actually, if it comes to that, there is...

Actually, if it comes to that, there is resolution enhancing software available that will allow that license plate to be read, even with some pretty crummy focus on your camera. Look up "super...
08-10-09, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By Squeazel

You can clean and repack the hub races quite...

You can clean and repack the hub races quite easily without disassembling the hub- the cones and bearings are accessible. But- you need to adjust the right-side cone first, or you'll have problems...
08-06-09, 12:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,124
Posted By Squeazel

Good luck using that hub- there's no way to...

Good luck using that hub- there's no way to remove the freewheel now, and the spokes can't be threaded without removing it. Maybe a person could build the hub into junk rim using just the other...
08-03-09, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By Squeazel

It looks like the chain dropped, and it got...

It looks like the chain dropped, and it got wedged between the chainring bolts and the chainstays as the operator continued to pedal - crunch! It may be compromised, but may not be so bad. It's a...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-09, 02:20 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,829
Posted By Squeazel

Well, having lived in Portland, it was much...

Well, having lived in Portland, it was much better cycling in the SW city area than in Corbett (out in the country), fer instance. In Corbett, the local thugs sprinkle thumbtacks on the shoulders...
07-27-09, 03:31 PM
Replies: 17,058
Views: 2,561,690
Posted By Squeazel

If your problem is kids... this machine will fix...

If your problem is kids... this machine will fix that.
07-27-09, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,792
Posted By Squeazel

A pound off the bike won't make that much...

A pound off the bike won't make that much difference in a long ride like the ms150. The sequoia is a particularly cushy ride and is made to be a sport-touring bike; rack and fender eyelets and...
07-24-09, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By Squeazel

Completely insignificant difference- that's...

Completely insignificant difference- that's because the 1 mm is nearly tangential to the spoke. It's like having 1 mm of dish, eh? The spoke length difference would be minuscule.
07-23-09, 08:50 AM
Replies: 17,058
Views: 2,561,690
Posted By Squeazel

Here in Austin, people want incredible prices for...

Here in Austin, people want incredible prices for not much. Maybe I'm wrong, but this doesn't look like $350 worth of bike, nor one that cost $750 twenty-eight years ago. Isn't "Carbolite 103"...
07-23-09, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 754
Posted By Squeazel

It looks to be newer than 1984, anyway. The...

It looks to be newer than 1984, anyway. The biopace crank and unicrown fork date it to at least the mid-80's, though the unicrown fork may be a replacement. The frame was probably made by Miyata,...
07-22-09, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By Squeazel

Pictures always help, but you may have one of the...

Pictures always help, but you may have one of the Miyata-built Univega G/T's. If so, then its frame was built in 1979, from the H in the serial number. My G/T is identical to the Miyata 610 of...
07-21-09, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,332
Posted By Squeazel

The original brakes (Diacompe DC980 or 981) have...

The original brakes (Diacompe DC980 or 981) have a slot that's 4 mm long (what a coincidence) for the brake post clamp. Plus they look cool and retro.
07-20-09, 12:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,460
Posted By Squeazel

The bearings kind-of stick to the grease, but...

The bearings kind-of stick to the grease, but laying the bike on its side will help with that. I use my finger through the drive-side cup to help align the bearings in the grease evenly before...
07-18-09, 05:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 555
Posted By Squeazel

The operative clause is "if the bike is not...

The operative clause is "if the bike is not ridden in wet or dusty conditions". Obviously, the OP is picking up a lot of dirt on his chain, and a chain without sticky grease all over it won't pick...
07-18-09, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By Squeazel

Don't worry about the weasels, E-girl. Most of...

Don't worry about the weasels, E-girl. Most of us think you did a fine job installing your rack, and agree that companies that change their designs without changing their literature can be a bit of...
07-17-09, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 555
Posted By Squeazel

Did you clean the packing goo off the chain...

Did you clean the packing goo off the chain before you installed it? That stuff picks up grit like you wouldn't believe. I'd clean the chain thoroughly then use a wax or teflon-based lubricant...
07-13-09, 11:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,148
Posted By Squeazel

There was one mention about the Miyata 1000 being...

There was one mention about the Miyata 1000 being perhaps the best production touring bike of its time- I might have misremembered reading about the Trek 520 in the Sheldon pages. But... the 720 >...
07-09-09, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,467
Posted By Squeazel

Check out Sheldon Brown's site:...

Check out Sheldon Brown's site: http://sheldonbrown.com/k7.html

You might be able to use 6 of 8 with a Suntour "Ultra" 6-speed freewheel. I doubt that a normal 5/6 speed freewheel can be...
07-09-09, 01:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,148
Posted By Squeazel

My 1984 Univega Gran Turismo is made by Miyata...

My 1984 Univega Gran Turismo is made by Miyata using Miyata's DB Chromoly tubing, with exactly the same components as the Miyata 610 of the same year, with the same geometry as closely as I can...
07-06-09, 04:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 731
Posted By Squeazel

Try adding some epoxy to the outside of the...

Try adding some epoxy to the outside of the rivnut where it's spinning in the frame. Then maybe it will hold just well enough to get the screw out. If that doesn't work, grind off the screw head...
07-06-09, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By Squeazel

Wow. I've *never* heard of the big front...

Wow. I've *never* heard of the big front sprocket skipping from the sprocket being worn out. That's incredible to the point of almost not believable. Think of it this way: the big sprocket has 50...
Replies: 52
Views: 5,078
Posted By Squeazel

Back to Miyatas-- The Specialized Expedition...

Back to Miyatas--

The Specialized Expedition *is* a Miyata 1000.
The Univegas were made by Miyata with Miyata tubing and everything, but I'm not certain that the geometry is exactly the same. I...
06-26-09, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By Squeazel

I've had good success with getting a bigger...

I've had good success with getting a bigger cassette (maybe 12-32) and a mountain bike rear mech. A good 7-speed cassette would run around $20 and a usable rear mech would be about $20 (I found a...
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