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01-20-19, 12:22 AM
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Posted By MB33

Definetely a PX10 with the chrome on the fork...

Definetely a PX10 with the chrome on the fork painted over. The derailleur hanger looks unmodified, absence of a horn on the other side makes it a post '71. Perhaps a '73?
01-17-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 9,477
Posted By MB33

I can't decide which thread has been more...

I can't decide which thread has been more entertaining this week, this one or the "triggered" one.
Maybe we should demand that xetaprime put a stipulation in his last will and testament that the...
01-16-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,132
Posted By MB33

Nice to meet you as well Robbie. Taking that...

Nice to meet you as well Robbie. Taking that bike for a spin was a highlight for me.
01-16-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,132
Posted By MB33

What cables do you guys use for Simplex shifters?

What cables do you guys use for Simplex shifters?
01-12-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,768
Posted By MB33

Just got back home. It was a good turnout. I...

Just got back home. It was a good turnout. I found everything I was looking for except the Normandy Comp rear hub, seen two front red labels but no rear gold label.
I got to ride Robbie's gray...
01-02-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,768
Posted By MB33

I wouldn't miss it for the world. I got some...

I wouldn't miss it for the world. I got some amazing deals last year, most notable being a Thomson Elite seatpost and MKS custom nuevo pedals for 20 bucks. This year I'm in need of some tubular...
12-29-18, 09:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 631
Posted By MB33

If that's Trek's "race red", I've found Wet n...

If that's Trek's "race red", I've found Wet n wild Fast Dry red nail polish is a perfect match. I got mine from Walgreens, this color here: Wet n WIld Red...
12-13-18, 08:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,396
Posted By MB33

Out of curiosity, let's say you welded the bottom...

Out of curiosity, let's say you welded the bottom of the fork dropouts and used thru-axles, would the stress still be too much to keep the fork in alignment?
10-11-18, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By MB33

Looking for tips on refurbishing leather covered saddles

Got two here that need some attention. One with imbedded paint flecks and one with some abrasion damage. I've got Proofhide and found it works miracles on belt saddles, but haven't heard anybody...
09-17-18, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By MB33

Has anyone been able to find the 27x1" folding...

Has anyone been able to find the 27x1" folding ProTite in a black sidewall? All I can find is gumwall.
09-17-18, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By MB33

What are you guys using for 27" fold up clinchers?

I just got a bike with 27" hook bead rims for the first time in my life so would like to put some fold ups on it as opposed to wire bead. I thought Panaracer made one but now can't find any foldup...
07-22-18, 08:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 575
Posted By MB33

I'm talking just the shoulder part of the bar...

I'm talking just the shoulder part of the bar con, not the lever itself. I shortened my bars an inch to provide knee clearance and find myself resting the heel of my hand right on the shoulder of...
07-21-18, 04:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 575
Posted By MB33

Anybody pad their bar cons?

I've been brainstorming how to pad the tops of my bar cons for resting the heel of my hand. Anybody experiment with this? Perhaps a more artful option than gluing a band aid shaped piece of bar tape...
07-18-18, 09:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 464
Posted By MB33

Anybody else's local bike shop also sharpen ice...

Anybody else's local bike shop also sharpen ice skates? Our local Schwinn dealer was the only place around where we could bring our hockey skates to get sharpened.
05-25-18, 04:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 460
Posted By MB33

I'm on the finishing stages of a Dawes Galaxy...

I'm on the finishing stages of a Dawes Galaxy with a clean original fd. I'm thinking a little rubber boot of some kind on the pushrod would go a long way to extending the life of the unit. Maybe it's...
05-25-18, 08:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 460
Posted By MB33

First time I've heard this recommendation, is it...

First time I've heard this recommendation, is it supposed to reduce the stress on the delrin?
05-16-18, 01:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 756
Posted By MB33

Thanks for all the input folks, I learned a lot....

Thanks for all the input folks, I learned a lot. I should add that I've been using a standard 1/2" X 3/32 chain on the bike. It shifts fine and stays on the target cog, but I'm getting the crosschain...
05-15-18, 04:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 756
Posted By MB33

DIabloScott makes a lot of sense. But I was...

DIabloScott makes a lot of sense. But I was under the impression that 6 speeds and 126mm was standard by 1985. But I was only 7 at the time so am not sure. I based that on my '83 Trek 520 and my...
05-15-18, 02:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 756
Posted By MB33

I meant new at the time. I said that in order to...

I meant new at the time. I said that in order to keep people from giving the retrofit/upgrade answer (which I got anyway.)
I guess a better question would be why was my 1985 Trek 460 6 speed sold...
05-15-18, 01:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 756
Posted By MB33

I'm talking about the narrow spacing between...

I'm talking about the narrow spacing between cogs, not straight blocks/corn cobs. I've never heard the term "compact" used in relation to straight blocks/corn cobs. I also specifically said "narrower...
05-15-18, 12:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 756
Posted By MB33

OK, so what is the advantage of fitting 6 cogs in...

OK, so what is the advantage of fitting 6 cogs in the space of 5? On a new bike? (Not talking about someone upgrading their 5 speed to 6 speed)
05-15-18, 12:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 756
Posted By MB33

What were the advantages to a compact freewheel?

Just faster shifting? Were they mostly on racing bikes? Is the only replacement option to buy vintage or are they still being manufactured today? For reference, I just finished my first bike with...
05-07-18, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By MB33

Can you use a standard tire pressure gauge with a presta to schraeder convertor?

I am trying to use a standard LBS schraeder pencil gauge on my presta valve equipped bike with the standard small brass presta to schraeder adapter. I can't get a reading. Gauge works fine on my...
03-22-18, 11:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 678
Posted By MB33

thanks for the input folks, I will have to be...

thanks for the input folks, I will have to be patient, it's still February weather here so I'm not in a huge hurry.
03-22-18, 10:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 678
Posted By MB33

Question for people who order from Niagara Cycle

Is it common for an order to sit in "awaiting fulfillment" status all week? I put in my first order with them Monday Morning and it's still in "awaiting fulfillment" today.
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