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09-25-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 148
Posted By Hondo6

Sounds like he may have disassembled the...

Sounds like he may have disassembled the freewheel itself. I believe freewheel internal bearings are 1/8".
09-22-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,906
Posted By Dan Burkhart

There are some things in this world that simply...

There are some things in this world that simply do not need to be high tech.
Truing stands fit that category in my opinion.
Forum: Commuting
09-11-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,477
Posted By cyccommute

Because everyone has a big “but”. I worked at a...

Because everyone has a big “but”.
I worked at a laboratory that was involved in getting us off fossil fuels for 40 years. It was as crunchy a granola, tree hugging, Mother Earth loving place as...
09-06-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 366
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Tubeless tires and rims have a significantly...

Tubeless tires and rims have a significantly tighter fit at their bead for obvious reasons. I also sometimes struggle to unseat a tubeless tire, regardless of tube or not. That the air couldn't flow...
09-02-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By cxwrench

The entire industry is based around this idea.

The entire industry is based around this idea.
08-31-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By Binky

Thanks !! ...

Thanks !!


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/360x562/kool_stop_2_brake_pad_inserts_327155_1_d3bc6dbc39300d33991c9d4c0bf6b76590557e8f.jpg
08-23-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 346
Posted By TiHabanero

There is only one explanation for this...

There is only one explanation for this difference. Shimano engineers are simply better engineers. They must think through things more thoroughly than Sram engineers do. Much of what Sram does is...
08-21-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 296
Posted By hhk25

I guess I’ve done well to have them last this...

I guess I’ve done well to have them last this long. New Shimano brakes are on the way.
08-21-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 296
Posted By cxwrench

I'm of course going to recommend buy new brakes....

I'm of course going to recommend buy new brakes. Those old Juicy brakes suck so badly that a training rep from SRAM apologized profusely to my class at Trek Expert mechanic class. He said, word for...
08-10-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By HillRider

With very few exceptions, cartridge bottom...

With very few exceptions, cartridge bottom brackets are not serviceable. Use it until it develops play or noise and replace it. That is likely to be a long time and many miles from now.
07-31-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 461
Posted By DiabloScott

Agreed, except that lots of beginners only THINK...

Agreed, except that lots of beginners only THINK they want a suspension fork because their bike is uncomfortable and they think that's what they need, then they get a bike with a suspension fork and...
07-16-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 522
Posted By RGMN

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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06-30-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,151
Posted By veganbikes

Just FYI they are linear pull brakes, V-brakes...

Just FYI they are linear pull brakes, V-brakes are wholly owned Shimano trademark.

I will say my Paul brakes are quite nice and I couldn't really ask for much better but I have heard the XTR...
06-18-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,137
Posted By Homebrew01

Why would you want 125 psi :eek:

Why would you want 125 psi :eek:
06-11-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By cxwrench

Elixirs? Replace them...with any modern brake....

Elixirs? Replace them...with any modern brake. Anything will be better.
Forum: Commuting
05-17-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 988
Posted By ascherer

Inside parking at last!

My company started to allow parking on 3 of our 5 floors today. So pleased to bring my commuter indoors.
...
04-29-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By ThermionicScott

No, the spokes should reach the screwdriver flats...

No, the spokes should reach the screwdriver flats either way.
Forum: Commuting
04-25-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,085
Posted By noglider

Sure, no saddle can be good for everyone. We’re...

Sure, no saddle can be good for everyone. We’re all different shapes, sizes, types of riders, etc. But I give credit to Brooks for making saddles that many do like and that offer a lot of durability....
04-20-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By squirtdad

and for a bit of useless trivia the cable stop on...

and for a bit of useless trivia the cable stop on the stay with that shape is sometimes call a divers helmet stop

if you see one it is about 99.99% that you need a stepdown ferrule
04-20-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By daniell

This is what I use on my bike. It may work on...

This is what I use on my bike. It may work on yours.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/ferrule_5_ef88e77fe1d1b4b80b1a9c2269ed0b4900d467d5.jpg
04-20-22, 12:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By JoeTBM

I think you are missing something there, I...

I think you are missing something there, I believe is called a "Step Down Housing Ferrule", something like this
...
04-17-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 412
Posted By Drillium Dude

Oh, I dunno why not. Medici's are fantastic...

Oh, I dunno why not. Medici's are fantastic frames, built to a high standard, paint is hit/miss (but only miss if Simonetti painted it, apparently). The rest of the story? Who cares? There are many...
04-13-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,947
Posted By victorm

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/8b8a30c8_2bb2_4d7f_a5fb_8b317b526737_468e979aed9d40919d98b8011a5609b1d3d7c0c8.jpeg...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 671
Posted By BobbyG

Simple spacer mount bell: ...

Simple spacer mount bell:
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x600/f516dcc0bd5a126515a68500fd111a8f_daa2927f09273acab4c74fd39addc5cdbdb8fa21.jpg

...
03-29-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,947
Posted By DorkDisk

Nice project, here is my 93 I've had since new....

Nice project, here is my 93 I've had since new. 21lbs 7oz

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1069x713/2021_06_23_09_56_19_bfdde84fc5e35bf4fed2574718b3b9c04ae8895f.png
Breezer...
03-29-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By cxwrench

Yep, a bunch of grease and tighten the **** out...

Yep, a bunch of grease and tighten the **** out of it.
03-23-22, 05:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By Northern3697

Thank you! Turns out it is a 21".

Thank you! Turns out it is a 21".
03-23-22, 12:16 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,676
Posted By Bogester

it was a little muddy today🙀. ...

it was a little muddy today🙀.
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03-22-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,676
Posted By steelbikeguy

I guess I'm not the only one who enjoys a chromed...

I guess I'm not the only one who enjoys a chromed or flashy fork crown! Fun!

My fun fork crowns include a '82 Olmo Competition......
03-22-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,676
Posted By bulgie

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I'll see your triple plate and raise you...
03-22-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,676
Posted By Drillium Dude

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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03-22-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,676
Posted By Andy_K

A couple of bikes that I have long since sold to...

A couple of bikes that I have long since sold to Andy Antipas deserve to be represented in this thread, and since I have pics of the crowns I'll share.

One is the 1969 Urago which Andy has...
03-22-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,676
Posted By John E

Let me see what I can do. My 1959 Capo has a much...

Let me see what I can do. My 1959 Capo has a much simpler-looking crown:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/877x658/capo40324_5a_742294d34673dfe82a6fa16f1d503f765667eeeb.jpg
...
03-21-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,947
Posted By victorm

Pre resto teaser

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03-16-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By pdlamb

My older Shimano dyno hub is still going strong...

My older Shimano dyno hub is still going strong after some 9 years' year-round commuting. However, it's stored in an unheated garage. That might make a difference; there's a theory that thermal...
03-14-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,947
Posted By bboy314

Nice bike! Here’s mine, built from a bare frame...

Nice bike! Here’s mine, built from a bare frame with modern components. Not sure what year it is, surely a bit newer than yours. Enjoy the build!...
03-13-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,947
Posted By victorm

And now the star of the show…0090 ...

And now the star of the show…0090
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/876d419c_c3e3_44dd_ac51_34a5bf271d08_53a614bad584d88dfe9bfdf1ffc4197f480d7cd8.jpeg...
03-13-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,947
Posted By victorm

The original owner decided to upgrade the stock...

The original owner decided to upgrade the stock components and they are pictured here. They will mostly all be available to anyone that has need just DM for details
...
03-13-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,947
Posted By victorm

Possession at last

Just took possession of this 1991 Breezer Lightning Flash that I purchased a couple months ago but was not able to collect until now. My plan is to clean the sticker gunk off the frame and touch up...
03-03-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,947
Posted By victorm

1991 Breezer Lightning……..Flash Resto

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/638x1134/d4116ead_21c3_427c_927a_ddf87f8c0e74_9d3f6626b8229f4b5cef5de7a4f3492a663fac42.jpeg...
03-03-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,530
Posted By brooklyn_bike

not sure if it helps : i have a very similar...

not sure if it helps : i have a very similar colnago superissimo with lots of similar details. the colnago gurus also say 1982 - 1983
...
03-03-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,530
Posted By 75lechamp

Colnago Super Build

Hi folks, I seem to be continuing acquisition mode; here is my latest - a 1982(ish?) Colnago Super. This is only my second 'nago, the first being a Superissimo frame I bought brand new back in about...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-22, 09:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,519
Posted By woodway

In the city where my office is located, I have...

In the city where my office is located, I have seen the traffic light technician adjust the sensitivity using a bicycle rim mounted on a board. Most of the cities around here have a white X or...
02-17-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 793
Posted By dedhed

FWIW "Hollowtech" came in 3 varieties. HT I-...

FWIW "Hollowtech" came in 3 varieties.

HT I- square taper
HT I - Octalink
HT II - 2 piece with external bearings.
...
01-22-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,693
Posted By cxwrench

Why the 'eek' face? Shops have been out of...

Why the 'eek' face? Shops have been out of everything for over a year, it's nothing new. We've been telling customers the same thing the whole time. Especially with Shimano stuff, bike shops can only...
01-21-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By FastJake

Thanks everyone. I just wanted to make sure I...

Thanks everyone. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something obvious. Wolf Tooth it is. I forgot or didn't know they made their stuff in the US. That's a nice bonus, and somewhat helps...
01-20-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By veganbikes

Go Wolf Tooth, they make good quality parts right...

Go Wolf Tooth, they make good quality parts right here in 'Murica and they are well worth it. The less drivetrain stuff you have the more sense it makes to spend a bit more on it. In the case of this...
01-20-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By HillRider

That $80 Wolf Tooth sounds pretty good to me...

That $80 Wolf Tooth sounds pretty good to me considering the likely cost of any new crank+bottom bracket. For example, a Shimano GRX FC-RX600 1X crank is about $150 everywhere I see it listed and...
01-17-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,653
Posted By HillRider

From the above information I have to conclude you...

From the above information I have to conclude you don't know how to use a qr skewer correctly. The flag on a properly tightened qr skewer cams "over center" as it is closed and, therefore, it gets...
Replies: 43
Views: 2,490
Posted By curbtender

Searched that image and it came up here. ...

Searched that image and it came up here.
https://www.mtbr.com/threads/elevated-chainstay-bike-history-questions.590280/page-7
Looks like it was some kind of tribute painted bike made by Top Image.
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