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07-18-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,092
Posted By Rainbow83

Very interesting, thanks for sharing.

Very interesting, thanks for sharing.
07-12-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,092
Posted By Rainbow83

Wow, I'm shocked. I got a pair of calipers to...

Wow, I'm shocked. I got a pair of calipers to measure the chain. As expected, the pitch is 1/2". The width however, was not 1/8". It was in fact 3/32". And further, having looked at the markings on...
07-10-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,092
Posted By Rainbow83

Definitely a possibility, this is not a nice...

Definitely a possibility, this is not a nice bike.



Yeah, the rear sprocket doesn't have the typical shark teeth wear, but what you're saying, along with what I quoted above, all makes sense.
07-10-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,092
Posted By Rainbow83

Thanks for all the suggestions. I'll have a look...

Thanks for all the suggestions. I'll have a look at it again tonight after work. Hopefully it won't be too hard to get ahold of a new crank if it needs it.
07-10-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,092
Posted By Rainbow83

It came in a sealed SRAM box that said "single...

It came in a sealed SRAM box that said "single speed" so I'd be surprised if it wasn't for a bike. It is definitely wider than a 6/7/8 speed chain



That's a clever way to check the wear. Thank...
07-10-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,092
Posted By Rainbow83

It's a new chain that was in an unopened SRAM box...

It's a new chain that was in an unopened SRAM box that said "single speed" on it, so I'm pretty sure it's for a bike. It's definitely wider than a 6/7/8 chain though.
07-09-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,092
Posted By Rainbow83

Chain Not Seating on Chainring Properly, Wrong Pitch?

Hello folks, I've recently encountered an interesting problem. In trying to replace the chain on my neighbor's singlespeed, I've found that the chain I put on will not properly mesh with the teeth of...
07-06-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By Rainbow83

Thanks for the info on the Royce Union...

Thanks for the info on the Royce Union connection. You're right about the lugs, they make the Savoy look much nicer than it is. It's quite heavy unfortunately, maybe even thirty pounds, which is...
07-06-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By Rainbow83

Anyone know anything about Savoy brand bikes?

Hello folks, I recently was given a Savoy TX300 (photo below) and was wondering what you all know about this bike and the Savoy brand in general. I'm inclined to think it's just an 80s bike boom...
06-02-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By Rainbow83

As far as intended use goes, I'd like to put...

As far as intended use goes, I'd like to put these on my dropbar converted Univega mountain bike. It's nothing special, just kinda a cheap gravel bike type thing to have fun on. I'd like a decently...
05-31-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By Rainbow83

Looking for Tire Suggestions

Hello folks,

The current tires on one of my bikes aren't looking too good these days (some pretty major cracking) and I'm in need of replacements. I'm looking for a tire in size 26" x ~1.5" and...
05-30-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By Rainbow83

Hmm. That's useful to know, if perhaps not what...

Hmm. That's useful to know, if perhaps not what I'd like to hear. We'll see, I may just abandon this prospect and bother to spread the frame if it doesn't seem like the wheel will play well. The...
05-30-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By Rainbow83

Based on measurement, I'm pretty sure it's a 7...

Based on measurement, I'm pretty sure it's a 7 speed freehub (32mm from the outer edge of the taller portion of the splines to the end of the freehub body, as described here...
05-30-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By Rainbow83

Question on Respacing a Rear Hub, 135mm to 126mm

Hello folks, I have a rear wheel with a hub that has a 135mm over locknut distance. I'd like to use this wheel on a frame that has 126mm rear dropout spacing, and would like to do so without cold...
04-05-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 644
Posted By Rainbow83

Thank you all for such detailed explanations. I...

Thank you all for such detailed explanations. I think I have a much better idea of what I'm working with here and what I should do to figure out what I want. I'll replace the pads on the rear brakes...
04-04-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 644
Posted By Rainbow83

Thanks for the helpful info. I'll stick some new...

Thanks for the helpful info. I'll stick some new pads on the rear and see how that goes. Your suggestion to replace the pulley style clips with the other style is surprising. I'd imagine that the...
04-04-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 644
Posted By Rainbow83

As far as the cables goes, given that the rear...

As far as the cables goes, given that the rear brakes with the really long straddle cable came stock on the bike like that, I kind of figured that that was how it should be. Maybe it isn't, but it...
04-04-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 644
Posted By Rainbow83

Do old brake pads stop functioning as well simply...

Do old brake pads stop functioning as well simply because of age? Do chemical reactions with the air make them dry out and become less sticky or somehow? The rear brake pads are definitely old, but...
04-04-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 644
Posted By Rainbow83

Should tell me why what? Sorry if the original...

Should tell me why what? Sorry if the original post was unclear, I'm wondering how the brake levers should feel, if either of those descriptions makes it sound like my levers are designed to pull too...
04-04-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 644
Posted By Rainbow83

Cantilevers and Brake Pull Length

Hello folks,

I just took my first ride today on a bike that I've working on making rideable lately, and discovered something interesting with the brakes. One brake lever, the front, travels quite...
03-27-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By Rainbow83

I tightened up the Allen bolt and gave it a spin...

I tightened up the Allen bolt and gave it a spin on the trainer. That seems to have done the trick. Thanks.
03-27-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By Rainbow83

Shifter Slipping Out of Lowest Gears

Hello folks,

During my ride today, I discovered my bike is having some shifting issues. It's an 80s Novara Randonee, with Suntour Symmetric downtube friction shifters. I'm not sure if Symmetric is...
03-12-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By Rainbow83

Ok, thanks. I'll give it a go with the current...

Ok, thanks. I'll give it a go with the current chainrings.
03-12-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By Rainbow83

Interesting. It fit over the teeth of the...

Interesting. It fit over the teeth of the chainrings though? I imagined that the 10 speed chain would have narrower spacing for the teeth and not fit the teeth of a 7 speed chainring, but I guess not.
03-12-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By Rainbow83

Chain and Tooth Widths

Hello all,

I've recently discovered Sheldon Brown's 9/10 on 7 trick, and I'm considering doing that on my Novara Randonee, which right now has a 7 speed HyperGlide freehub out back. I have one...
03-10-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By Rainbow83

Neat. Any idea what the other numbers could be?

Neat. Any idea what the other numbers could be?
03-09-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By Rainbow83

Thanks for all the info, I got the serial number...

Thanks for all the info, I got the serial number now. It's kinda strange looking to me. There's two numbers that are centered and very clearly visible, and two more that are off center and quite well...
03-09-21, 02:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By Rainbow83

Can Anyone Put a Year on This Motobecane?

Hello folks,

I'm trying to figure out the year of manufacturing for a Motobecane Grand Jubilee. I've had this bike for a while now, and based on when it came into the previous owner's hands (my...
03-05-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By Rainbow83

ACE! That's it, thank you! Thread closed, a very...

ACE! That's it, thank you! Thread closed, a very happy ending.
03-05-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By Rainbow83

See, that's the thing, there wasn't one, and I...

See, that's the thing, there wasn't one, and I was kinda surprised by that.
03-05-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By Rainbow83

An Odd But Hopefully Quick Question

Hello folks, this is only a somewhat cycling-related question, but I think this would be the place to ask. So, a few days ago, I was on here, I think, and saw in someone's signature a link to a...
Forum: Touring
03-05-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,009
Posted By Rainbow83

Ha, yeah, that's happened to me too, back before...

Ha, yeah, that's happened to me too, back before I figured out what I was doing working on bikes. Now I check cables and bearings for wear pretty regularly before riding.
Forum: Touring
03-05-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,009
Posted By Rainbow83

Just day trips for now, but I'm hoping to start...

Just day trips for now, but I'm hoping to start doing overnights later. I've done a lot backpacking by foot, ski, and canoe, so I've already got a lot of that gear dialed in, I just need to figure...
Forum: Touring
03-04-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,009
Posted By Rainbow83

Thanks for all the helpful responses everyone. I...

Thanks for all the helpful responses everyone. I think I have a much better idea of what I'm looking for and where I should look. I'll definitely check out Topeak because I know my LBS carries them....
Forum: Touring
03-02-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,009
Posted By Rainbow83

That Swift bag looks quite nice. I'm realizing...

That Swift bag looks quite nice. I'm realizing now that I should refine my initial question though. Does anyone have suggestions for handlebar bags that aren't quite that pricy? I understand that...
Forum: Touring
03-02-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,009
Posted By Rainbow83

Something like that seems like exactly what I...

Something like that seems like exactly what I need, not excessively large, but just enough for a longer ride away from home. I think I'll get one like that for the near future with the intention of...
Forum: Touring
03-01-21, 11:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,009
Posted By Rainbow83

Recommendations for on-bike storage

Hello folks,

I'm rather new to longer distance bike tours. I did a lot of riding this past summer and fall, but nothing more than about thirty miles. In doing so, I realized that a simple saddle...
Forum: Introductions
03-01-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By Rainbow83

Hello fellow forum newbie! I think if you're...

Hello fellow forum newbie! I think if you're looking for worth evaluations, you might have better luck in one of the other boards. I know there's a"what's it worth" subforum for vintage bikes, and so...
Forum: Introductions
03-01-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By Rainbow83

Hello! Hello! Hello!

Hello my fellow bicycle enthusiasts, I'm very excited to be a member of this forum and to be able to share knowledge and learn about all things bike-related. For a little background on myself, I'm a...
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