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06-10-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 873
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I have one of these in my project bike pile. I...

I have one of these in my project bike pile. I will pull it out and rebuild it one day.
06-10-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I change them when they are start affecting...

I change them when they are start affecting shifting, shifts getting slower or ghost shifting. Also when rebuilbing a vintage bike where the cables are rusted or corroded even if they are working...
06-10-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 644
Posted By bikeaddiction1

They may start cracking when they flex from being...

They may start cracking when they flex from being ridden. I wouldn't plan any long rides on them.
06-10-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 925
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Nice!

Nice!
06-10-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,333
Posted By bikeaddiction1

How high is your tire pressure? I weigh 180 lbs...

How high is your tire pressure? I weigh 180 lbs and I would not run a 32 mm tire at over 70 - 80 psi for perfectly smooth pavement and at least 10 psi lower for mixed surfaces.
06-08-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,803
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I have gone through 3x, 2x, and now have had 1x...

I have gone through 3x, 2x, and now have had 1x for the last 3 seasons (Sram GX Eagle) on my 29er SC Hightower. I also have 1x (Sram Rival 1) on my MEC Gravel Bike, 2x on my Lamond Road Bike, and 3x...
06-04-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,182
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I have gone through 3x, 2x, and now have had 1x...

I have gone through 3x, 2x, and now have had 1x for the last 3 seasons (Sram GX Eagle) on my 29er SC Hightower. I also have 1x (Sram Rival 1) on my MEC Gravel Bike, 2x on my Lamond Road Bike, and 3x...
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Up here you could get over $600 Canadian dollars...

Up here you could get over $600 Canadian dollars ($450 US) and maybe even close to $800 if you hold out for the right buyer. That is largely due to the condition as well as the work you have put in...
05-26-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 690
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Tubes have amazing stretch. I used 2.75 in...

Tubes have amazing stretch. I used 2.75 in downhill bike tubes in my 4.0 fat bike tires to cut a huge amount of weight. 3 years with no flats, mind you I used it mostly on snow and some single track...
05-17-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I had a riding buddy whose knees started hurting...

I had a riding buddy whose knees started hurting bad on a longer ride. We stopped and adjusted his seat and the pain went away. I would go and get a proper bike fitting, or at least do some research...
05-11-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By bikeaddiction1

There are no "dumb questions", just dumb...

There are no "dumb questions", just dumb mistakes.
05-05-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 789
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Note that those look like the original tires...

Note that those look like the original tires which will be dried out and likely cracking, so you should plan on new tires when determining the worth of the bike to you.
05-04-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 789
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I don't think it is the site. I am on it every...

I don't think it is the site. I am on it every day and have never had any issues. I find it to be one of the best sites for buying/selling out there. No fees unless you "promote" your ad. Kijiji was...
Forum: Touring
05-04-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,608
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Although I prefer a drop bar bike for touring, my...

Although I prefer a drop bar bike for touring, my wife and a few friends successfully tour on hybrids and like the more upright position. I would use what you have if you like it as you can always...
04-14-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,078
Posted By bikeaddiction1

There are lots of good ones. Thinner ones help...

There are lots of good ones. Thinner ones help reduce pedal strikes. Adjustable, or at least replaceable pins to keep your grip solid. Wide enough for your foot width, so if you have wide feet you...
04-14-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Except for the dust caps these pedals are the...

Except for the dust caps these pedals are the same as the Maillard 700 pedals on my 1977 Peugeot PY-10. The machining of the parts is identical. The dust caps on my pedals have flats for a wrench and...
04-14-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,078
Posted By bikeaddiction1

As a big user of clip in SPD pedals on all my...

As a big user of clip in SPD pedals on all my bikes, you might be surprised that I would say to learn and develop your skills on flats and then determine if SPDs are the way you want to go. I think...
04-13-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 922
Posted By bikeaddiction1

There are some advantages to these through axles....

There are some advantages to these through axles. The are simpler (less parts) and lighter, and not quite as easy to steal. They also use an allen key size that will be on every bike multi tool so...
04-09-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I have seen this. If it happens you need to...

I have seen this. If it happens you need to remove the wheel and brake pads and carefully squeeze the brake lever so the pistons extend out a little more that the have been. Be careful not to push...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 740
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I'm going to try to go from memory here. My...

I'm going to try to go from memory here. My wife's bike has a triple crank and a 9 speed cassette. As I recall, It came with an 11-28 cassette and I installed an 11-32 cassette. It had a 105 rear...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 740
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I put a larger cassette on my wife's 9 year old...

I put a larger cassette on my wife's 9 year old FX7. It pushed the max low gear limit of the existing rear 105 derailleur by a few teeth. It still shifted okay but not great so I put on a newer 105...
04-09-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Thanks for posting this. I have the 72 PX-10E in...

Thanks for posting this. I have the 72 PX-10E in this catalogue.
04-08-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,263
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Is you B screw (on the back of the derailleur...

Is you B screw (on the back of the derailleur behind the hanger) turned in enough, I'm wondering if the upper jockey wheel is too close to the low (large) gear on the cassette?
04-08-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 690
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I know you said you like the tires, but likely...

I know you said you like the tires, but likely the simplest and least expensive fix is go down to a 32mm wide tire. Do they offer it in a narrower width?
04-07-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,923
Posted By bikeaddiction1

This is common practice in many shops....

This is common practice in many shops. Lubrication in the shifters start to gum up over time, especially when they have been sitting out of use for long periods, and the small catches that us springs...
04-07-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 957
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I haven't ever had luck with single words. I am...

I haven't ever had luck with single words. I am just going to use google as that does the job. Thanks.
04-07-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,923
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Completely agree. This also applies to flat bar...

Completely agree. This also applies to flat bar shifters that stop engaging. I flood the shifters with WD-40 or Release All until it is dripping our the bottom of the shifter. I keep a spray bottle...
04-07-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Cool article for me as I have a 72 PX-10 that...

Cool article for me as I have a 72 PX-10 that looks identical, except mine needs some TLC.
04-05-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 879
Posted By bikeaddiction1

You will likely be able to find it in one of the...

You will likely be able to find it in one of the miyata catalouges here: https://www.ragandbone.ca/Miyata/miyata_selector.html
04-05-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 534
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I have 2 bikes with Stronglight cranks with the...

I have 2 bikes with Stronglight cranks with the same issue. Fortunately one of my three different 16mm sockets works. Individual sockets are no expensive so I would either go to your local hardware...
04-01-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,212
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I often "upgrade" personal vintage bikes so they...

I often "upgrade" personal vintage bikes so they perform they way I like them. However, I always keep the removed items so they can be reinstalled if I sell the bike or want decide to return it to...
03-31-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Agreed

Agreed
03-31-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Do you need something like these? The one on the...

Do you need something like these? The one on the left will clamp up to a 5/8" tube max, and the one on the right will clamp up to a 1/2" tube. They fit a normal cable housing end....
03-29-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,290
Posted By bikeaddiction1

If you suspect hub width has changed, just...

If you suspect hub width has changed, just measure it. If it is a 7 speed road bike it should be 130 mm outside of the lock nuts to outside, and a 7 speed mountain bike should be 135 mm. If it is...
03-28-19, 02:46 PM
03-26-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 939
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Although quality of the headset can be part of...

Although quality of the headset can be part of the problem, typically when I see the brinelling you are experiencing it is due to the headset being loose. When I assemble a headset after cleaning and...
03-25-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,176
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Man, do I wish I had seen this before. Sheldon...

Man, do I wish I had seen this before. Sheldon was great man.
03-25-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,176
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I looked at you photos and that looks very much...

I looked at you photos and that looks very much like the Stronglight BB on my 77 PY-10. BB's can get pretty corroded and dirty , especially on steal frames that have been allowed to get moisture...
03-25-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,176
Posted By bikeaddiction1

[/list] Yes this is correct. I can't help on...

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Yes this is correct. I can't help on the rest as my Peugeots are older and still have stronglite BB's.
Also, keep replying to everything to get you posts up to 10 as pictures really help in...
03-25-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 646
Posted By bikeaddiction1

You may have a point there. I installed a set of...

You may have a point there. I installed a set of new Mavic Ksyrium Elite UST wheel/tire combo with 25mm tires on a friends bike yesterday. Up until then the narrowest tire I have set up tubless was...
03-25-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,016
Posted By bikeaddiction1

If you in a hurry the beer can shim is a good...

If you in a hurry the beer can shim is a good temporary suggestion. For a more permanent fix I would try to restore the seat tube to its original diameter. If the slot is too close, file/grind it...
03-25-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 650
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I have cold set a number of steel frames to take...

I have cold set a number of steel frames to take newer, wider wheels. I have also straightened a number of steel bike frames. It is actually not that hard or risky. Go slow in small increments and...
03-24-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,151
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I changed our the cantilevers on my Surly...

I changed our the cantilevers on my Surly Crosscheck for some Tektro mini v-brakes. These shorter v-brakes where originally used on BMX bikes but a lot of cross riders started using them as you get...
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By bikeaddiction1

This bike is at the lower end of Miyata's road...

This bike is at the lower end of Miyata's road bikes, but it's condition looks very good for it's age. Based on that I would list it at the upper end of the price scale and accept lower offers if you...
03-24-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 539
Posted By bikeaddiction1

As you are aware, vintage bikes had true...

As you are aware, vintage bikes had true horizontal (level to the ground) top tubes while most new geometries have sloped tubes. Generally top tube length refers to actual length of the tube centre...
03-24-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Shift the derailleur/chain down to low gear...

Shift the derailleur/chain down to low gear (small chain ring) and you should be able to access it.
03-24-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,006
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Good eye, according to the Miyata catalouges it...

Good eye, according to the Miyata catalouges it is a 1989. I think it must be about the last year the Ultegra components where still labeled as 600 tri color..
03-23-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,006
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Miyata TI6000

Here is the Miyata TI600 I just finished overhauling. I think it is the only titanium bike they made (main triangle) I have had close to a dozed Miyata's but this is the only one of these I have ever...
03-23-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,151
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I had a very early 80's Apollo (Kawahara) touring...

I had a very early 80's Apollo (Kawahara) touring bike with canti's that originally had 27" wheels and the original cantilever brakes adjusted for 700c rims without issues.
03-18-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I use 2 Rockymount Brass Knuckle racks on the...

I use 2 Rockymount Brass Knuckle racks on the factory "aero" crossbars on my 2011 Jeep and on my 2014 Subaru. The bars flex, especially as the bikes are at full height with front wheels on with these...
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