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03-24-21, 07:15 AM
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Posted By LeSexyFishorse

Will try this although the hex in the nut is all...

Will try this although the hex in the nut is all but rounded out so I dont know how well it will work. I have purchased drill bits for removing stuck screws. Will try that if this fails.


Cool...
03-23-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,658
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

Yeah, I missed that part. I put glue on the tires...

Yeah, I missed that part. I put glue on the tires before I stretched them. I also inflated them and left them for a day or 2 without being on the rim so the base tape rolled outward one way. I...
03-19-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,658
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

Should I continue to route the cable internally...

Should I continue to route the cable internally or would it just be better to cover the hole up with cut tape or something after de rusting it?
03-19-21, 12:35 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,658
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

So ive been going around my area to find any...

So ive been going around my area to find any framebuilders that can do that for me. Seems like no one can do anything but weld it on. The only other framebuilder and also most reputable one is not...
03-17-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,658
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

The bare metal was a rusted out section that I...

The bare metal was a rusted out section that I took some soda and aluminum foil to. Dont think the steerer is bent, its prob more visual distortion from the angle I took the photo.

Last day of...
03-15-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,658
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

Good advice. I went to a few powdercoaters today....

Good advice. I went to a few powdercoaters today. The most reasonable guy cannot anything complex beyond simple colors for cheap. Guy said that most people use them as a base coat and then do the...
03-14-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,658
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

Probably sat in the elements since most bicycles...

Probably sat in the elements since most bicycles are kept outside in Japan due to limited indoor space.
Meeting the powdercoat guys tom need to see how much it will cost. Im a bit hesitant do do...
03-12-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,658
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

Going to visit a few machine shops to see if they...

Going to visit a few machine shops to see if they can do this kind of work for me.


Yea gonna visit the powder coating company that my LBS recommended tom. I was thinking some sort of shade of...
03-08-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,658
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

Does the sandblasting cover the inside of the...

Does the sandblasting cover the inside of the frame too? Or will any rust inside the frame be taken care of by the chemical bath. Also the will the pantographs on the frame degrade from the...
03-08-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,658
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

I will check this tom, have to find my old magnet...

I will check this tom, have to find my old magnet from the toolshed.


I was actually thinking how do I make sure the inside of the frame is rust free? I might be repainting it only to have a...
03-08-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,658
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

Thanks for this! Ahh I see what you mean...

Thanks for this!


Ahh I see what you mean now. Would you have a photo of what the braze on looks like? I will drop by some machine shops and see if they can do something for that.
Definitely...
03-07-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,658
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

I shall try the allen socket and breaker bar...

I shall try the allen socket and breaker bar combo. What is a drift?

Is the frame really that bad? What are you looking at that scares you? Is it the rust or the "custom" brakejob that the owner...
03-07-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,658
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

If I drilled off the allen bolt real carefully,...

If I drilled off the allen bolt real carefully, could I reuse the stem with a new bolt?
03-07-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,658
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

Tried this but couldnt get anything thick enough...

Tried this but couldnt get anything thick enough through so I used a vice grip on the other end and it worked!


So I took the bike for a spin and a section of the front tire seems to have...
03-03-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,658
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

Well it does say custom made. Yes this was...

Well it does say custom made.

Yes this was done because no brakes are not legal in Japan.

Will try this, hopefully it works.

I put WD40 in most of the places and am leaving it to soak...
03-03-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,658
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

I dont own an impact driver no, but I will...

I dont own an impact driver no, but I will happily visit a car shop to borrow theirs. Do I try to use the impact driver to unscrew the recessed nut or just destroy it completely. Can the stem still...
03-03-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,658
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

So quick update Managed to get the seat to loosen...

So quick update Managed to get the seat to loosen to adjust it which helped with the position a lot. I cant seem to make the recessed bolt on the top of the stem move. Can I use the weighted plastic...
03-03-21, 03:41 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,658
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

New Track Bike, help with stuck nuts and rust & wheels

Hi Guys,

So I just picked up this NJS Bridgestone track bike and would like to get it up and running for some fun times....
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

When you say frame is straight and reset for the...

When you say frame is straight and reset for the 8 speed, would he have had to do this for the upgrade?
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

yes it is in my size, Its more that I want to...

yes it is in my size, Its more that I want to make sure I'm spending my money for value. If this was a mid random midlevel frame how much would you pay for it?
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

So here are some photos. The more I look at it...

So here are some photos. The more I look at it the more the bike feels like a good repaint to of another frame to me. Your thoughts?
I should also like to add that the seller has said its a 53 Seat...
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

Katakura Silk R2-XS

Hi Guys,

Have a possible Katakura Silk R2-XS that I am trying to verify, I would like to know if anyone has either a better quality or more zoomed photo of a Katakura Silk R2-XS I believe this was...
02-18-21, 02:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

This is a good idea, I am considering doing that...

This is a good idea, I am considering doing that if I have to remove the cassette to fix a bent axle if that is the problem. They will probably also have a vise which I dont have. As for the rest of...
02-17-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

Its a band brake which are quite common on...

Its a band brake which are quite common on Japanese city bikes. Bicycle band brakes -- Design, Applications, Installation, Maintenance (sheldonbrown.com)...
02-17-21, 03:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

Rear wheel wobble problem

Hi Guys,

I am new to fixing bikes on my own so please forgive any ignorance on my part. So a few weeks ago, my bikes rear derailleur bent over backwards into the spokes. I bought a replacement and...
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

As is with everything in the photo is 300 a fair...

As is with everything in the photo is 300 a fair price?
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Views: 565
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

SHAULA Vintage Bike

Hi Guys,

Came across this vintage lugged Japanese bike. Groupset seems to be Suntour Sprint and in relatively good condition. Has anyone every heard of the brand Shaul A? Would you have any specs...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,544
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

Good Idea on the costing, I will build a...

Good Idea on the costing, I will build a spreadsheet and see. Sometimes you think one item is cheap and then you end up buying a little too many "cheap" things. Will be trying to look for those...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,544
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

I think given there are no top tube cable guides...

I think given there are no top tube cable guides this rules out a Nishiki Pro since I cant seem find one with cable guides either. I have however found that this might be a Nishiki Olympic? Which is...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,544
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

No closeups in the pics unfortunately though I...

No closeups in the pics unfortunately though I did ask. To me it does not look like it has any braze on for downtube shifters. ...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,544
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

Its in my size, I guessed it might be 80s but it...

Its in my size, I guessed it might be 80s but it doesnt seem to have the nubs for downtube shifters? What is a clubs style race bike? Do those ride well?
Replies: 18
Views: 1,544
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

Vintage Nishiki?

Hi Guys,

Need help identifying what this Nishiki Frame is. As far as I can tell it says made by Kawamura in one of the lower tubes. Anyone seen this kind of frame before? Would you know its...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-21, 04:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 631
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

Good to know, I saw in one of the reviews that...

Good to know, I saw in one of the reviews that the internal cable guides were used for structural support so they could make the tubes thinner. Have you experienced structural issues since they have...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-21, 12:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 631
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

I did search, I try to search before asking any...

I did search, I try to search before asking any questions. That specific model did not come out for me either one the google site or the focus archives. Could be because of the language or location...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 631
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

Follow up question: Is this a "lightweight" bike?...

Follow up question: Is this a "lightweight" bike? I ask because I am on the stockier side (250lbs). Would that be an issue?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 631
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

Yes they are both on an auction site expiring in...

Yes they are both on an auction site expiring in 2 days. From what I have read all 3 bikes are capable racers so I guess the Focus and Scott are more expensive because they are full carbon fiber...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 631
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

Hello! Yes this is one of my finalists. Its a...

Hello! Yes this is one of my finalists. Its a choice between the felt, this one and a Scott Solace. This bike is actually cheaper than the felt. It is going for 80 USD right now which kind of scares...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 797
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

Thanks for the reference to this website as well....

Thanks for the reference to this website as well. I did not know there was a website like this. This helps me a lot!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 797
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

Thanks for this. I am looking at a few bikes...

Thanks for this. I am looking at a few bikes around the same range but this is one of my top choices. I was wondering if there would be any issues since the frame is a hybrid of alu and carbon? Is it...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 631
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

I should also add that the wheels are WH-RS300...

I should also add that the wheels are WH-RS300 and the groupset is Shimano Artegra 6800.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 631
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

Used 2012 Focus Izalco 3.0 safe to buy?

Hi Guys,

Looking at this FOCUS Izalco Pro 3.0 for sale. It is in my size and budget. Ultegra Groupset with FSA Crank. It looks pretty clean to me. I would say almost unused if not for the dirt? on...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 797
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

What year is this Felt F35 and what is it worth?

Hi Guys,

Saw an ad for a FELT F35 in my size, seems to be hybrid Aluminum frame with Carbon front fork and seat stays. Equipment seems to be Dura Ace with an FSA front crank? Anyone know what...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 705
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

Is it that much of a risk to buy 2nd hand carbon?...

Is it that much of a risk to buy 2nd hand carbon? I can see some other auction bikes that are Alu frames with Shimano 105's that look quite clean for the same price or slightly less. Is the risk with...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 705
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

Yeah its 400 but its an auction site so it could...

Yeah its 400 but its an auction site so it could be 400 for a reason I dont know. Would you still buy it if the frame was bad?


Unfortunately I cant personally inspect it. In your experience,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 705
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

2nd Hand Trek Madone 6.2 Safe to buy?

Hi Guys,

Have a chance to buy this bike, its a Trek Madone 6.2 from 2011 with a carbon frame and Ultegra groupset for 400USD. I have read warnings against buying used carbon frames. Unfortunately...
01-14-21, 03:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 830
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

Now that I think about it, Nishiki is also kind...

Now that I think about it, Nishiki is also kind of rare here in the Japanese market. I remember when I was looking at ebay to get an idea of prices that I saw far more for sale there than in Japan...
01-14-21, 03:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 830
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

dROOOOOOOL... How much do bikes like this...

dROOOOOOOL...

How much do bikes like this usually go for? What bike is the Atalo, Kangaroo, and the one with the R in the logo? For some reason Colnago and Cinelli bikes never did it for me. Do...
01-13-21, 03:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 830
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

Why is it all the bikes I see posted here always...

Why is it all the bikes I see posted here always look so darn pristine. Do you guys repaint your bikes or do you get them new? Not that I'm complaining, I am more than happy to restore something but...
01-13-21, 12:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 830
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

Wow! where are these bikes made? This! I...

Wow! where are these bikes made?


This! I like this very much. I noticed a lot of the NJS frames have some similar designs. I did not know Nishiki made them too. What is Nishiki ONP? I will be...
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By LeSexyFishorse

I am asking the seller for the size. I cannot...

I am asking the seller for the size. I cannot seem to find much about the frame but it is currently going for 100USD without shipping. I would say 10 or 20 USD more for shipping.
Is the overhaul...
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