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07-31-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 644
Posted By SJX426

Agree with using a brake cylinder hone....

Agree with using a brake cylinder hone. Concentricity is key to good performance here. I don't think the risk is worth the effort with either sand paper or filing.
07-30-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15,817
Views: 1,627,261
Posted By SJX426

Got out a little earlier. 16 mile version. Didn't...

Got out a little earlier. 16 mile version. Didn't do Lee Dr.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50170004127_539243357c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jrmoka)Ride along the Rappahannock...
07-29-20, 05:31 AM
Replies: 15,817
Views: 1,627,261
Posted By SJX426

I am doing mostly the same 15 -26 mile circuit....

I am doing mostly the same 15 -26 mile circuit. Tryin to find spots to post here. A bit difficult to find something to prop the bike. Showed the up river side of the Rappahannock so here is the down...
07-28-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 609
Posted By SJX426

Google your subject and you will find multiple...

Google your subject and you will find multiple threads on the subject.
However, this is my solution with a 12 foot ceiling. I regret it is not 14 or better as I could hang above the garage door....
07-22-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 563
Posted By SJX426

One of the reasons I like Campagnolo. Rebuildable...

One of the reasons I like Campagnolo. Rebuildable assemblies with most parts still available. Just rebuilt 15 year old Ergos for les than $50.
07-22-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 648
Posted By SJX426

I would try every non-destructive method...

I would try every non-destructive method available before destroying that post. It is a Miche Supertype. Look it up on the bay. Replacement is not inexpensive.
07-22-20, 05:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 558
Posted By SJX426

Not all wheels are the same. Not all rims are...

Not all wheels are the same.
Not all rims are the same.
Not all hubs are the same.
Not all spokes are the same.
Not all axles are the same.
07-21-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 6,991
Posted By SJX426

sheddle sums it up well for me. There must be a...

sheddle sums it up well for me. There must be a reason so many bikes in the history of the grand Tours have been Italian. Today the mix is greater but the Italians are more often next to the podium...
07-20-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 583
Posted By SJX426

A different rear block will not make a difference...

A different rear block will not make a difference IMHO. Which sprocket is the chain on in the back when you have this problem? I would also check chain line and FD operation before spending any...
07-20-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 595
Posted By SJX426

There are DT shifters too. ...

There are DT shifters too.
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retrodude Terrific job on the...
07-20-20, 04:41 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,368
Posted By SJX426

billytwosheds Check out VeloBase.com -...

billytwosheds Check out VeloBase.com - Component: Campagnolo BR-02CH, Chorus Monoplaner (http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=43E64578-FFB6-4A1B-9428-A332FE0D53C2&Enum=117&AbsPos=57). One of...
07-17-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 938
Posted By SJX426

This works if you are willing to take the risk of...

This works if you are willing to take the risk of the crown race breaking. Super Record crown races are notorious for failing.
Personally, I would highly recommend to leave the hammer in the drawer.
07-16-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 15,817
Views: 1,627,261
Posted By SJX426

Same route, again with the Pinarello. Stopped by...

Same route, again with the Pinarello. Stopped by Mary Washington tomb near the MUP.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50119020088_7925100114_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jmR5y1)IMG_20200716_095242...
07-15-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,209
Posted By SJX426

Frame builders have a choice of brazing with...

Frame builders have a choice of brazing with silver or brass. Brass requires a higher temperature flame. Home builders like silver because the equipment requirements and the lower temperature. Lower...
07-14-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,456
Posted By SJX426

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50024623837_68...

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07-13-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2,232
Views: 775,947
Posted By SJX426

Not sure about the purpose of this thread but it...

Not sure about the purpose of this thread but it looks like it is a place to "announce" a new ride or a modified ride.
I just can't get over the red on my latest ride, a late 1980's De Rosa...
07-13-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15,817
Views: 1,627,261
Posted By SJX426

Same route as yesterday, different bike. The...

Same route as yesterday, different bike. The Chorus crank (170) that was on there didn't look good to me. I was surprised to fine another Chorus crank set (172.5) with BB hanging on the board....
07-12-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,093
Posted By SJX426

Great approach! I did/am doing exactly that. My...

Great approach! I did/am doing exactly that. My WD 40 finish
https://live.staticflickr.com/7304/11464958963_18b41057bd_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/it7USg)1983 Trek 610 60 cm (24")...
07-12-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,093
Posted By SJX426

deux jambes I have two singles and 1 tandem in...

deux jambes I have two singles and 1 tandem in that state and have been for several years. Thinking I should do something about it.
07-11-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15,817
Views: 1,627,261
Posted By SJX426

Nothing wonderfully great, just a great scene and...

Nothing wonderfully great, just a great scene and ride. Been doing a 14 miler every day this week in 87* temp. Not epic rids just trying to get back in shape. Couple of new items, New used car, used...
07-08-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 701
Views: 133,866
Posted By SJX426

This may be in this thread at least once maybe...

This may be in this thread at least once maybe twice. This is my reincarnation of the frame set. Just finished it to this point on Monday....
07-08-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3,413
Views: 296,193
Posted By SJX426

Took inventory of tires and rims. Those on the...

Took inventory of tires and rims. Those on the left are all tubular rims and tires. Oh and the ones toward the back on the left. I think I am ready to order spokes and build some wheels!...
07-08-20, 04:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,454
Posted By SJX426

Oldest zombie thread of the year?

Oldest zombie thread of the year?
07-06-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 508
Posted By SJX426

Dannyboy21 Flutes

Dannyboy21 Flutes
07-06-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,354
Posted By SJX426

Interesting discussion but how are you measuring...

Interesting discussion but how are you measuring frame size C-T-C or C-T-T?
For some reason I have always measured C-T-C. Probably because the head lug features vary in height and to measure to the...
07-02-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,403
Posted By SJX426

Slial Which one isn't a bad choice! If you get...

Slial Which one isn't a bad choice! If you get one the right size, play with it for final setup, you may turn into a flipper because most will not be as good!

Now that I have for Italian bikes,...
07-02-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,850
Posted By SJX426

Brake and cable adjustment done. Short ride to...

Brake and cable adjustment done. Short ride to test completed. HB tape next.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50069492291_58353be2c1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jhteEt)P1030521...
07-02-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,403
Posted By SJX426

I often think I am mental. I think it is because...

I often think I am mental. I think it is because of my wifes comments. I don't let it get in the way. An example is my De Rosa build,...
07-02-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,850
Posted By SJX426

RiddleOfSteel Great Info\! I don't plan on...

RiddleOfSteel Great Info\! I don't plan on wrapping the bars until I do a check on lever position. The hoods are now in place. Well I was wondering about he ramp up comfort. Moving the levers up the...
07-01-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 662
Posted By SJX426

Repairable example. Steerer was/is straight. ...

Repairable example. Steerer was/is straight.
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After:...
07-01-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 662
Posted By SJX426

this is bent too much. T boned a car at 21 MPH: ...

this is bent too much. T boned a car at 21 MPH:
https://live.staticflickr.com/5682/20912304272_456a4e2085_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xRX2ud)P1030232 (https://flic.kr/p/xRX2ud) by superissimo_83...
07-01-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 497
Posted By SJX426

I think I like the direction this thread is...

I think I like the direction this thread is going! I too need to vent!
I moved to the DC area in 2011 to get a job, all my stuff was still in Portland, OR. well Aloha. I needed a bike and having...
06-30-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 531
Posted By SJX426

I actually agree with not spreading it until you...

I actually agree with not spreading it until you validate that it won't go in. Work hardening is not a preferred outcome in this case.
Srorta related. I had a stuck seat post. Thought if I spread...
06-30-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,850
Posted By SJX426

ridelikeaturtle I do too but in this case I have...

ridelikeaturtle I do too but in this case I have a mixture of modern Eros with C&V bars. The desirable coplanar look between the bar and lever isn't possible. This is a compromise. It is also...
06-30-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 531
Posted By SJX426

My standard way to pry open is to use a large...

My standard way to pry open is to use a large flat screw driver from the inside to outside to ensure to engage the seat binder boss. Go gently. It may not even require a hammer, tap with the palm of...
06-30-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,850
Posted By SJX426

Cables are now cut and installed. Tell me what...

Cables are now cut and installed. Tell me what you think of length
Rear: Too long?
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50062846762_16be05e491.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jgTbbo)P1030487...
06-28-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,850
Posted By SJX426

I am thinking of going modern with the bottle...

I am thinking of going modern with the bottle cages. If I do, this is one I am considering, given the color scheme.
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De...
06-26-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,850
Posted By SJX426

squirtdad Thanks for that pic. I still have to...

squirtdad Thanks for that pic. I still have to adjust the chain length. The posiiton of the RD might improve the joint stress.
Choke Thanks for pointing that out. I will do the research. It...
06-26-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,521
Posted By SJX426

And lock ring. Points a middle finger at...

And lock ring. Points a middle finger at simplicity.
06-23-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,873
Posted By SJX426

https://live.staticflickr.com/5524/14564261596_694...

https://live.staticflickr.com/5524/14564261596_6941377ff9_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/obZDyy)P1020132 (https://flic.kr/p/obZDyy), on Flickr
06-23-20, 05:08 AM
Replies: 6,466
Views: 571,599
Posted By SJX426

See #6336...

See #6336 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=6336) . Old and new. Old is around 2005. Looks like the second gen bodies are all the same despite the changes in the silk...
06-22-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 715
Posted By SJX426

Rust looks like the culprit. The picture is in...

Rust looks like the culprit. The picture is in focus but near the point on the top is an area that looks like rust has gone through the wall of the part causing a stress riser = failure to perform!
06-20-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 6,466
Views: 571,599
Posted By SJX426

Nothing tangible came in the post today but.... ...

Nothing tangible came in the post today but....
I bought a pair of Chorus 2nd gen Ergo's on the Bay. Turns out the G spring retainer on the right was broken in two spots and the left had nearly...
06-19-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By SJX426

Yup, only shift cable caps, two for the RD loop...

Yup, only shift cable caps, two for the RD loop and two for the DT stops.
06-18-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,850
Posted By SJX426

Not sure I understand! My limitation I am sure! ...

Not sure I understand! My limitation I am sure!
The only way I can see this working is to remove the bellows from the cap insert the housing in the cap and let the pig tail stick through the braze...
06-18-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,850
Posted By SJX426

Found a step down ferrule in the packet of...

Found a step down ferrule in the packet of Jagwire housing terminals. It fits well enough but I am disappointed in the length of the female end. It always amazes me how much bending force is at this...
06-18-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,850
Posted By SJX426

Cables showed up yesterday. Splurged and bought a...

Cables showed up yesterday. Splurged and bought a Campagnolo set. Decided if I was going to go Campy, go all the way. Superbe Pro is temporary and is slated to go on the Trek 760.
The kit is...
06-16-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6,466
Views: 571,599
Posted By SJX426

Make it easy on yourself: ...

Make it easy on yourself:
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06-15-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By SJX426

Self schooled since posting. What I have is a FD...

Self schooled since posting. What I have is a FD for triple crank set. Note the inner plate being so much further down than a double FD.

It doesn't work because the Big ring is too close to the...
06-15-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,850
Posted By SJX426

Well the Superbe Pro fits as it should. ...

Well the Superbe Pro fits as it should.
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