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03-21-18, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4,571
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Posted By vettracer

I have scott drop ins on my gravel/touring bike.

I have scott drop ins on my gravel/touring bike.
02-02-18, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By vettracer

I am running a 10s chain on a 1990 Chorus...

I am running a 10s chain on a 1990 Chorus Crankset with no issues. Should be exactly the same chain rings as your Athena.
02-02-18, 04:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,372
Posted By vettracer

Well yeah I kind of am. I am just trying to...

Well yeah I kind of am. I am just trying to point out that there are good engineering designs and poor engineering designs. just because poor engineering designs are common does not make them good...
02-02-18, 02:30 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,372
Posted By vettracer

I certainly hope not, Aluminum steerers in carbon...

I certainly hope not, Aluminum steerers in carbon forks are a bad idea. Dissimilar materials, galvanic corrosion, insulating fiberglass layers, stress concentrations, no thank you.
02-02-18, 02:27 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,372
Posted By vettracer

Actually it is more the same than it is not. ...

Actually it is more the same than it is not. Fork Design has more impact than material type (Steel, Aluminum, or Carbon) Same with Handlebars.

Perceptions around forks and handlebars dominate...
02-02-18, 12:03 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,372
Posted By vettracer

Threads like this are interesting. How many...

Threads like this are interesting.

How many here who would prefer an aluminum handle bar over a carbon handlebar would prefer an aluminum fork over a carbon fork? I am guessing not many.
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01-29-18, 12:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,923
Posted By vettracer

Jagwire makes stick on housing guides that are...

Jagwire makes stick on housing guides that are cheap and work well.

https://jagwire.com/products/small-parts/stick-on-guides
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-18, 08:00 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 9,915
Posted By vettracer

Long seatposts flex a lot ...

Long seatposts flex a lot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KvTlgoWLos
11-30-17, 01:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,075
Posted By vettracer

Thus the Pun :)

Thus the Pun :)
11-30-17, 12:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,971
Posted By vettracer

You could make a tool really quick for just a...

You could make a tool really quick for just a couple of $$ in a couple of minutes, Just stop buy Lowes or HD and buy a piece of aluminum or steel flat stock, a couple of bolts that fit in the slots...
11-29-17, 10:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,075
Posted By vettracer

Slim Chance there's a worthy welded road frame...

Slim Chance there's a worthy welded road frame considered C&V.
08-04-17, 04:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,500
Posted By vettracer

Likely the tire had an undersized bead on one...

Likely the tire had an undersized bead on one side. Manufacturing variation exists in all things. This is why it was so hard to install (compressor and soap is a LOT of force for installation). ...
07-27-17, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By vettracer

Look made two typed of cleats Black (no float)...

Look made two typed of cleats Black (no float) and red (9 degrees of float).

With the standard delta pedals you can use either the black or red cleats. With the arc pedals, you need to use to...
07-27-17, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,974
Posted By vettracer

I like mine. I built it from a frameset last...

I like mine. I built it from a frameset last year. At first I rode it with 700 x 43's but this spring I switched it to 27.5 with WTB Horizons.

I ride it on everything from road to rocky...
07-09-17, 08:57 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 13,356
Posted By vettracer

Use the BBCode tab after you click Share

Use the BBCode tab after you click Share
05-05-17, 08:28 AM
Replies: 17,395
Views: 2,659,391
Posted By vettracer

It would fit Bruno Bonnet though. Price is a...

It would fit Bruno Bonnet though. Price is a bit steep.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4XYCLaF0r3M/UH5ro2XUq_I/AAAAAAAAVOo/fbFn5-se0Yg/s1600/bonnet91.jpg
04-10-17, 08:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,639
Posted By vettracer

I have a Nashbar CX frame with the Carbon CX...

I have a Nashbar CX frame with the Carbon CX fork, I bought these in mid 2016.

My rear dropouts are also 132.5, I use a 130mm road wheel with no problems. I wll concur with the OP that this...
03-25-17, 09:30 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,736
Posted By vettracer

Now that is hilarious! I had this Trek 500 for...

Now that is hilarious! I had this Trek 500 for about 15 years as a commuter bike rode the heck out of it. I sold the Trek to upgrade to the Lemond. Totally regretted that move.:bang:
03-25-17, 08:49 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,736
Posted By vettracer

Lemond Maillot Jaune 853

Everything I heard about Reynolds 853 led me to believe that the ride would be fantastic. I picked up this frameset off of Craigslist, built it up and took it for the first ride.

I stopped...
02-20-17, 11:40 AM
Replies: 17,395
Views: 2,659,391
Posted By vettracer

Yeah, the fancy Italian name that starts with...

Yeah, the fancy Italian name that starts with Scat. I think someone was having fun when they came up with that.
02-16-17, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By vettracer

SR Pro Racing was the top of the line. What is...

SR Pro Racing was the top of the line. What is the Serial# on yours, can likely date it from that.

Here is an example

SR Pro Racing - Pedal Room...
01-27-17, 11:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By vettracer

A wild guess is that this bottom bracket is...

A wild guess is that this bottom bracket is similar to their BMX bottom bracket. I found this link, not sure if it is the same as yours.

Titan Mini, MCS Mantis Bottom Bracket. - BMXmuseum.com...
07-14-16, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,158
Posted By vettracer

Run, Forrest Run!

Run, Forrest Run!
07-09-16, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 612
Posted By vettracer

Reynolds may have started tubing stickers, but...

Reynolds may have started tubing stickers, but Ibis had the best ones.
07-05-16, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,335
Posted By vettracer

The cage length only affects chain wrap (the...

The cage length only affects chain wrap (the total gear range) not the ability of the the upper pulley to clear the largest cog.

To clear a 40T cog with a 105 derailur, you need the combination...
06-20-16, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By vettracer

88-91 Chorus VeloBase.com - Component:...

88-91 Chorus
VeloBase.com - Component: Campagnolo Chorus (http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=9A27185E-72E5-4574-B133-9CFDC050C73B&Enum=115&AbsPos=38)
05-25-16, 02:56 PM
Replies: 17,395
Views: 2,659,391
Posted By vettracer

The pedal is connected to the Chain and follows...

The pedal is connected to the Chain and follows the long oval path around the two chain rings. The rod system is connected to the pedal to give stability particularly when the pedal is in the free...
05-20-16, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4,571
Views: 602,326
Posted By vettracer

The saddle is not level

The saddle is not level
05-17-16, 09:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,005
Posted By vettracer

I agree, something like the All City Nature Boy

I agree, something like the All City Nature Boy
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-16, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,845
Posted By vettracer

I had no trouble getting my 7800 RD to work with...

I had no trouble getting my 7800 RD to work with a 30T cog on my 80's steel bike. I decided to move that gearing to my Cannondale with SRAM Rival and there was no way any b-screw adjustment was...
05-12-16, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4,571
Views: 602,326
Posted By vettracer

Nah, you don't actually need to cap to set the...

Nah, you don't actually need to cap to set the bearings. Just lightly snug down the stem clamp bolts, tap the stem down with a hammer until the bearings are tight enough, then fully tighten the stem...
05-09-16, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 477
Posted By vettracer

Both the Medium and Long cage x9 deraileurs will...

Both the Medium and Long cage x9 deraileurs will work with a 36Tmax cog size. The chain wrap capacity is what is needed with the 11-36 and 36-46 gearing.

36-11=25 in the rear and 46-36= 10 in the...
05-02-16, 07:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,569
Posted By vettracer

Take a look at Velo Orange Rims VO PBP...

Take a look at Velo Orange

Rims
VO PBP Rim, 700c - Rims - Wheels, Rims, Hubs & Accessories - Components...
04-28-16, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 921
Posted By vettracer

You need a JIS square taper bottom bracket with a...

You need a JIS square taper bottom bracket with a 103mm spindle and Italian threading.

7410 bottom brackets have been out of production for years, you can wait for one to come up on ebay, take...
04-16-16, 08:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 690
Posted By vettracer

[QUOTE=scuzzo;18695010] Any old Friction...

[QUOTE=scuzzo;18695010]

Any old Friction shift levers off ebay should work fine. I have two bikes with 10 speed cassettes and friction shift. On one I use simplex retrofriction shifters and on...
04-15-16, 11:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,420
Posted By vettracer

I replaced the rear axle in my DuraAce 7400 7...

I replaced the rear axle in my DuraAce 7400 7 speed freewheel hub 6 times. It was on my only bike for 17 years and I estimate I put about 90,000 miles on it during that time. Probably replaced about...
04-13-16, 10:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,898
Posted By vettracer

Other than the wheels and crank, the updated...

Other than the wheels and crank, the updated version is much better. It just needs a carbon fork.

Actually the wheels would be fine if you just peeled the stickers off.

Cheers
04-13-16, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 959
Posted By vettracer

Actually the bike in question did not originally...

Actually the bike in question did not originally have a half painted fork, it was a full painted fork with chrome drops. If you look at the pictures in the catalog linked above, you can see that. ...
04-12-16, 09:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 959
Posted By vettracer

1977 Japanese made Gitane Pacific. Looks to be...

1977 Japanese made Gitane Pacific. Looks to be made in March 1977. Model is the 600 Leger. It came in Blue and Black but only Blue is shown in the catalog.

The fork is not original and...
04-10-16, 08:09 PM
Replies: 17,395
Views: 2,659,391
Posted By vettracer

This Schwann Paramount looks kinda like a Varsity...

This Schwann Paramount looks kinda like a Varsity to me
Schwann Paramount Built: FEBRUARY of 1975. (http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/bop/5522122458.html)


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04-04-16, 10:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,192
Posted By vettracer

Um, no. Current fork with correct steerer tube...

Um, no. Current fork with correct steerer tube and short axle to crown length has damaged fork blades. The whole point of the OP's post is replacing the damaged fork.

OP can't find a used...
04-01-16, 10:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,480
Posted By vettracer

Well, you can't swap long reach for short reach...

Well, you can't swap long reach for short reach on the same bike so that comparison does not matter. I have used diacomp 750 (75mm very long reach) centerpulls and they would generate plenty of...
04-01-16, 08:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,480
Posted By vettracer

I think you are missing the entire point of...

I think you are missing the entire point of Single pivot vs dual pivot vs disc brakes. Yes, you can generate enough braking force with single pivot brakes to endo and or lock up. Back in the...
03-31-16, 09:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,955
Posted By vettracer

I thought Wolf Tooth would make it, but...

I thought Wolf Tooth would make it, but interestingly, they make a 52T in 130 bcd, but not a 50T. In 110 BCD they do make a 50T, but I assume that you already have the 130 BCD crankset.

130 BCD...
03-30-16, 08:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 586
Posted By vettracer

Paint it the way you want, make it yours. ...

Paint it the way you want, make it yours. Otherwise it's just a used bike frame.
03-23-16, 05:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,899
Posted By vettracer

how does the diameter of the rollers compare...

how does the diameter of the rollers compare between the FSA and Shimano chains? I'll guess that the FSA is slightly larger.
03-11-16, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By vettracer

1989-1990 Chorus. 7 speed Syncro which won't...

1989-1990 Chorus. 7 speed Syncro which won't work with later Campy shifters.
03-06-16, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By vettracer

it's mostly seal drag, give me 5 minutes to pry...

it's mostly seal drag, give me 5 minutes to pry the seals out of those new sealed bearings, and they will give your 30 year old wheels a run for their money. Your can do the same thing with the...
02-29-16, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6,827
Views: 574,680
Posted By vettracer

Well, if you assume that Bike #136...

Well, if you assume that Bike #136 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=136) goes with Bib #136 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=136) , it...
12-10-13, 09:54 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 19,365
Posted By vettracer

A quick check of US trademark showed that...

A quick check of US trademark showed that Specialized still has the Carve trademark registered. I checked in Europe and found the problem. When Specialized filed the Trademark registration, they...
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