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06-04-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,064
Posted By markwesti

https://cdn10.bigcommerce.com/s-1rmgckn/products/2...

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06-03-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,932
Posted By Chuckk

I was just headed to the "Catch of the Day"...

I was just headed to the "Catch of the Day" thread, but I'll put it here instead.
Lazy, poking around the classified this morning and found this 1989 Bridgestone RB-2. Looked like a garage queen, so...
05-30-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,765
Posted By jeirvine

Suntour Vx-GT is almost the same, just a little...

Suntour Vx-GT is almost the same, just a little lighter and nicer finish. They can also be had for ~$25. Or a Vx-S with a mid-cage design.
05-30-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,765
Posted By JohnDThompson

The nice thing about SunTour derailleurs is that...

The nice thing about SunTour derailleurs is that they all perform pretty much the same, and that performance is uniformly excellent. The fancier models will be lighter and better finished, but don't...
05-30-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,765
Posted By TenGrainBread

I'll be the one to go against the tide and say...

I'll be the one to go against the tide and say use the Lark. Yeah the later Suntour derailleurs are better designed, but the Lark fits better with a 60s bike and is a unique piece of kit, even if low...
05-29-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,765
Posted By The Golden Boy

Any Suntour over pre 1985 Shimano stuff. ...

Any Suntour over pre 1985 Shimano stuff.

I'd go shopping for a V-GT Luxe. Really, one of the all time great derailleurs- and it was inexpensive enough to be considered "low end" even though it...
05-29-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,428
Posted By dbf909

My MTB developed a creaky sound when pedaling...

My MTB developed a creaky sound when pedaling hard (standing up mostly) but only on the left downstroke. After some investigation and troubleshooting, it turned out to be the chainring mounting bolts...
05-28-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,588
Posted By hrdknox1

Problem solved. I lengthened the cable loop at...

Problem solved. I lengthened the cable loop at the derailleur. It is quite big, but shifting is now ideal....
05-26-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,576
Posted By Ct03911

Lou Sebo 1960 Paramount

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05-23-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,939
Posted By 3alarmer

...how do you attach the helment to the rear...

...how do you attach the helment to the rear cluster to prevent the chain from dropping in against the spokes ?
05-23-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,939
Posted By Kent T

I love Suntour friction era derailleurs a lot,...

I love Suntour friction era derailleurs a lot, never met a VGT, AR, or ARx I didn't like. Never had issues with them. Shifted impeccably every time. Run one on the Rolling Stone (my 1982 Bridgestone...
05-23-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,939
Posted By BFisher

Ha ha! Steely good Suntour Honor, Nervar cranks,...

Ha ha! Steely good Suntour Honor, Nervar cranks, and a dork disk. Yeah, baby!
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05-23-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,939
Posted By TenGrainBread

SurferRosa Nothing wrong with Duopars. Not many...

SurferRosa Nothing wrong with Duopars. Not many mechs can compare to the chain wrap capacity of an Eco or Titane. Nor is the Eco (steel cage version) even that heavy for a nice long cage touring...
05-23-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,939
Posted By Aubergine

Not all limit screws have springs. Mine did not.

Not all limit screws have springs. Mine did not.
05-21-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,128
Posted By travgott

yes, that is definitely gonna happen. i need to...

yes, that is definitely gonna happen. i need to de/regrease headset and bearings, and completely clean the der's. i can't wait till the weather finally turns and i can sit outside in the sun and...
05-21-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,876
Posted By top506

First-gen hybird (Miyata Triplecross) converted...

First-gen hybird (Miyata Triplecross) converted to drops:

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05-20-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,876
Posted By HTupolev

Refer to this...

Refer to this (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/828426-show-your-vintage-mtb-drop-bar-conversions.html) thread.

https://i.imgur.com/gESJPKs.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/GxI1bjn.jpg
05-20-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 63,033
Views: 9,610,327
Posted By chico81

1971 Schwinn Paramount, nearly complete $450

https://offerup.co/vj3Zz1BZQW

Nearly complete 1971 Schwinn Paramount, serial # L711?, looks complete with all campy Nuovo Record components and Cinelli bars. On OfferUp and located in Claremont,...
05-19-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 63,033
Views: 9,610,327
Posted By johnnyace

Bridgestone RB-T $300

A reasonably priced Bridgestone RB-T in my area:

https://salem.craigslist.org/bik/d/sublimity-bridgestone-rb/6887286036.html
...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-18-19, 11:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,374
Posted By SHOFINE

All Weather C17

https://i.postimg.cc/xCj4hPHF/20180211-104947.jpg (https://postimg.cc/FfqpJ3Tj)
https://i.postimg.cc/3rszXkyf/farlet-c17.jpg (https://postimg.cc/w3kWHTQD)
05-16-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 962
Posted By Lemond1985

I just replaced a bent 8 speed RSX RD with an...

I just replaced a bent 8 speed RSX RD with an Altus one a couple weeks ago. The Altus shifts great, takes a 34t cassette and was only $20. My only gripe is it's a little heavy, but for $20, I won't...
05-15-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 431
Posted By fietsbob

Prost ! :beer:

Prost ! :beer:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,132
Posted By roomenrider

its only adding weight remove it

its only adding weight remove it
05-14-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By mrrabbit

At a minimum...when a wheel is done: 1. Ends...

At a minimum...when a wheel is done:

1. Ends of the spokes must penetrate the thickness of the inner wall of the rim.
2. Come up to about 1.5mm below the screwdriver slot of the nipple.

That's...
05-14-19, 02:01 PM
05-14-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,543
Posted By philbob57

Per my memory and Wikipedia, the exchange rate in...

Per my memory and Wikipedia, the exchange rate in 1970 - and 1967 - was 360 yen to the US dollar. The Y28,000 Bridgestone was just under $78, close to $600 today. When we visited Japan on our way to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,132
Posted By MoAlpha

I'm going with chain hanger for when you remove...

I'm going with chain hanger for when you remove the wheel. Very handy and old school.
05-14-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By shelbyfv

It's not clear but it sounds as if your wheel has...

It's not clear but it sounds as if your wheel has a quick release. Some work better than others, the Shimano internal cam type is the benchmark. If you have a bolt-on wheel, try adding a toothed...
05-14-19, 02:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,555
Posted By verktyg

British & French Thread FWs and Hubs

the sci guy

Better late... I had to take some measurements and pictures then I lost track of the thread.

I'd be willing to make a large wager that the freewheel threads on the new wheel are ISO...
05-13-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,349
Posted By Salamandrine

Thanks for posting this. That's a new brand to...

Thanks for posting this. That's a new brand to me. I like the look of those touring soles too. I'm putting these on my acquire list... The soles are similar to the old Avocet shoes. I also appreciate...
05-13-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,083
Posted By fietsbob

I don't even ride my road bike that much how is a...

I don't even ride my road bike that much how is a bike tire backwards it won't roll ahead?

you put it in with the gears on the left?
05-13-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,083
Posted By DrIsotope

No tape on Ultegra wheels, they have no spoke...

No tape on Ultegra wheels, they have no spoke holes. Their shallow center channel makes mounting some tires a bit tough.
05-13-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,466
Posted By chas58

I hate down tube shifters and knobby tires. ...

I hate down tube shifters and knobby tires. Ouch! :twitchy: Hopefully yours are up by the bars.

40mm is a little easier tire size to find. The trick of course is getting the calipers spread...
05-12-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,349
Posted By JaccoW

Another (out of budget) option is Baer handmade...

Another (out of budget) option is Baer handmade bicycle shoes (https://www.facebook.com/baer.radschuhe.handgefertigt/). (Website (https://www.radschuhe-handgefertigt.de/))
I believe they can both...
05-12-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,349
Posted By Johno59

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

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Holdsworth from Planet X. I got these and very happy. Go well with old...
05-12-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,353
Posted By ChinookTx

But wait, now you can hear the squeak sound in...

But wait, now you can hear the squeak sound in the bottom bracket, right? :-)
05-10-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,353
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

“Fortunately, I had the bearings I needed on...

“Fortunately, I had the bearings I needed on hand.”

What a stud! I thought I was prepared.
05-08-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,555
Posted By JohnDThompson

The hub is likely English thread (you can check...

The hub is likely English thread (you can check by threading a known English thread bottom bracket lockring onto the hub), but I suspect your freewheel is metric (aka "French") thread. An English...
05-01-19, 02:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,352
Posted By carlos danger

when shimano were 9 and 10 rear their regular...

when shimano were 9 and 10 rear their regular rd's could handle a 28 at max in the rear according to shimano. TALKING road RD's!
I have however built several bikes with 6sp cassettes made out of 8sp...
Forum: Fatbikes
04-30-19, 01:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,374
Posted By Hondo Gravel

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The WTB saddle the bike came with. It has been...
Forum: Fatbikes
04-27-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,374
Posted By Jseis

Brooks Cambium....

Brooks Cambium. https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1361/b3fad345_ee49_4b98_835a_1e12b9fdd377_1aa73f9bacd6df24646e921263be538c541bb077.jpeg
Forum: Fatbikes
04-20-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,374
Posted By lurch0038

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Brooks Cambium
Forum: Fatbikes
04-17-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,374
Posted By Hypno Toad

Brooks C-17 (been a B-17 too). I ride endurance...

Brooks C-17 (been a B-17 too). I ride endurance gravel events with this bike (50 to 150 miles), so for my bum, this is a very comfortable saddle.
...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-04-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,603
Posted By Carl J

Just got myself a Fat Bike!

So, after contemplating it for the last few years, and having done some rides recently, I took the plunge and bought myself a 2016 Kona Wo from a LBS.

It was a winter rental, and well, we don't...
02-22-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,848
Posted By Slightspeed

I've never tried the Gravel Kings, but people...

I've never tried the Gravel Kings, but people I've talked to like them. I just mounted a new set of Pasela 28s on my Legnano on a new set of wider CR18 rims. It spreads out the tire a little and...
08-23-18, 06:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,791
Posted By GrumpyBear27

Well...I picked up the XL Bruised Ego Purple...

Well...I picked up the XL Bruised Ego Purple Surly Krampus last week and so far it's been awesome! Took her out for some trail rides over the weekend, and am cruising around the neighborhood with my...
08-04-18, 08:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,791
Posted By HerrKaLeun

For your riding a hybrid would be suitable. Get...

For your riding a hybrid would be suitable. Get the widest tire clearance as possible (regardless of your weight). Very few can use wider tires (my Toughroad can take 2.25" and is an absolute...
08-03-18, 07:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,791
Posted By GrumpyBear27

Changed my mind...with the release of the new...

Changed my mind...with the release of the new Bruised Ego Purple Krampus frame color, I think I'm going to go that direction!
07-27-18, 03:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,791
Posted By GrumpyBear27

Great advice...and thanks for bringing the...

Great advice...and thanks for bringing the suspension decision into an easily understood description! I don't foresee riding bumpy stuff fast anytime soon.

Leaning toward the Ogre...it feels like...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-13-17, 08:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,374
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I still use the stock saddle on the Surly Ice...

I still use the stock saddle on the Surly Ice Cream truck but I plan on replacing it with Brooks B17 just like on my Salsa Beargrease
...
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