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10-21-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 367
Posted By blamester

Back off the tension and keep an eye on it. ...

Back off the tension and keep an eye on it.
You have caught it early so it's not a problem for now.
You can judge its development over time.
I would say you have plenty of time to figure out...
10-17-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By blamester

You probably didn't have it installed correctly...

You probably didn't have it installed correctly the first time. And it was only pushed against the splines.
If installed correctly this time and rides fine its proabably fine.
Nothing you can do...
10-15-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 493
Posted By blamester

Start with small squirt of wd 40 on all the outer...

Start with small squirt of wd 40 on all the outer cable ends you can see. Work the shifters and cables while pedalling.
Might be enough. If not, same for shifters and derailleur.
It didn't wear...
10-14-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 196
Posted By blamester

Set them up with the pads touching the wheel. ...

Set them up with the pads touching the wheel.
Then pull them. Hard. See what moves.
Do it a few times.
10-12-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By blamester

Ride it slow for a while. See how it goes. What...

Ride it slow for a while. See how it goes.
What condition is the rest of it in?
10-12-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 337
Posted By blamester

I would be happy to have any of the bikes in this...

I would be happy to have any of the bikes in this thread.
Good bikes. I'm gonna look out for one.
10-12-21, 03:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 557
Posted By blamester

Did you have any problems before? If not why...

Did you have any problems before?
If not why change.
10-12-21, 02:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 607
Posted By blamester

The thing about the youtube videos is they can't...

The thing about the youtube videos is they can't teach you experience or how to hold and use a tool.
Go slowly. If it takes a bit longer to do so what.
If you think about it stripping that bolt is...
10-09-21, 02:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 425
Posted By blamester

Plenty of cheap enough 126mm hubs. Swap over...

Plenty of cheap enough 126mm hubs.
Swap over the required items.
Seals axles cones etc.
130mm to 126mm is too much dish
10-09-21, 01:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 649
Posted By blamester

​​​​​Yes.

​​​​​Yes.
10-07-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 364
Posted By blamester

There is enough people putting carbon forks on...

There is enough people putting carbon forks on older bikes. I don't think they will disappear any time soon. But they will always be relatively expensive.
10-07-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 265
Posted By blamester

I had rsx and they where 126mm. Maybe all you...

I had rsx and they where 126mm.
Maybe all you have to do is remove a spacer and redish the wheel.
And swap the axle.
10-07-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 364
Posted By blamester

Fair enough. But how do you trust the new one?...

Fair enough.
But how do you trust the new one?
You gotta inspect it too?
The shimmy could be a lot of things or a combination of things.
I would definitely convert it to road bars first and...
10-07-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 369
Posted By blamester

Depends on how big a chip. I would try and put...

Depends on how big a chip.
I would try and put it on the new fork.
See how it fits.
Ask yourself what damage can the chip cause, if any, and what would be the outcome if it.

Clean up any...
10-07-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 265
Posted By blamester

What hub do you have? In my experience a lot of...

What hub do you have?
In my experience a lot of freehubs will fit but the seals can be different.
So i have used a donor hub.
Drive side seals and cones swapped over along with the freehub and...
10-07-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 364
Posted By blamester

You could take it apart and see what damge there...

You could take it apart and see what damge there is on the one you have.
​​​​​​Confirm replacement is required.
10-06-21, 04:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 364
Posted By blamester

I have a columbus minimal in use for three or...

I have a columbus minimal in use for three or four years. Absolutly no issues. Dura ace skewer as well and absolutely no issues.
​​​​​The headset worked exactly the same as any other headset.
I...
09-29-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 374
Posted By blamester

You have to judge it yourself. How much...

You have to judge it yourself.
How much material will be removed and what will be left.
How accurately will you have to drill?
Is there wiggle room if you go a little wrong?
I presume you want...
09-28-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By blamester

First you have to determine how close a fit it...

First you have to determine how close a fit it is.
Look and see us it just tight or no way it will fit.
​​​​​​If it is just tight i rub the leading edge of the race with emery paper or wet and...
09-26-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 513
Posted By blamester

I think you have the wrong wheel or installed it...

I think you have the wrong wheel or installed it wrong or it was broken when you got it.
Unless you used a hammer to close the guick release. I don't think you could over tighten a skewer and break...
09-23-21, 03:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By blamester

Maybe the fork isn't the huge factor everyone...

Maybe the fork isn't the huge factor everyone thinks. Assuming geometry and wheel stay the same. I swapped a steel fork for a carbon fork on a roadbike and i really didn't notice a difference.
But i...
09-21-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By blamester

Why start with a road bike? Most likely it will...

Why start with a road bike?
Most likely it will be the wrong bike and you won't be able to get comfortable and then you wont ride it.
You have to learn how to ride a bike. So get a cheap hybrid or...
09-21-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By blamester

Patience. I'm not a doctor but 15 years of no...

Patience. I'm not a doctor but 15 years of no excersize may just be the cause.
I see so many people try too hard in the beginning and injure themselves or decide they just can't do it.
Its like...
09-19-21, 04:01 PM
09-15-21, 03:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By blamester

Check installation is correct. Take out the...

Check installation is correct.
Take out the liner, ride and see is it better.
09-12-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 682
Posted By blamester

They where cheap. I would just grease and set...

They where cheap. I would just grease and set them as good as you can and then ride it.
If you don't notice it when you ride then it's good and will likely stay that way for a long time.
When it...
09-05-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,183
Posted By blamester

Bernal vs Roglic. Stage 19 Vuelta. A fantastic...

Bernal vs Roglic. Stage 19 Vuelta.
A fantastic stage and a credit to both of them.
But Roglic brakes were screeching in the rain and Bernals rim brakes where silent. They rode together in the same...
09-02-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 381
Posted By blamester

Long bolt and a nut on the back side.

Long bolt and a nut on the back side.
09-01-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 559
Posted By blamester

​​​​​​I would leave it a hair loose. It wil...

​​​​​​I would leave it a hair loose. It wil likely run like that for a very long time with no issues.
Make sure lockrings are tight.
No need to buy new parts till you actually need them.
08-29-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By blamester

Bring it to a bike shop. Pay them to look at it...

Bring it to a bike shop. Pay them to look at it and set it up for you.
Judge their experience and then use their advice or don't.
08-29-21, 04:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By blamester

Well if it's a crack then bin it. It's simple

Well if it's a crack then bin it. It's simple
08-26-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 621
Posted By blamester

Is the cable slipping? ​​​​​​Shift up thru the...

Is the cable slipping?
​​​​​​Shift up thru the gears without pedalling to put tension on the cable. Does it slip? Dont go crazy
Photo looks like a clean cared for bike so i suspect operator error.
08-25-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 990
Posted By blamester

This. And go from there.

This. And go from there.
08-25-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 628
Posted By blamester

Just cut it and if that doesn't work get a new...

Just cut it and if that doesn't work get a new outer.
08-25-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By blamester

Wether it is safe or not doesn't matter if you...

Wether it is safe or not doesn't matter if you don't think or know it is.
How will you ride it down a bumpy hill?
08-24-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,595
Posted By blamester

By the end of the month you might hit 20.

By the end of the month you might hit 20.
08-23-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 814
Posted By blamester

Looks like you have tried everything. It seems...

Looks like you have tried everything.
It seems to be common enough.
You might try to loosen the bolts on the disc pull the brake as hard as you can and tighten them up good again as you hold the...
08-23-21, 04:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By blamester

This. You gotta determine whether they are cracks...

This. You gotta determine whether they are cracks or paint damage. It needs stripping and testing. Strip those areas first. So you don't put any extra time in it.
Plenty of these frames about. So is...
08-22-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,988
Posted By blamester

The brakes are not top of the line. But they...

The brakes are not top of the line.
But they may well be good enough.
Test this one first. Then replace something if you have to. Simplest easiest way.
Unless you think dia - compe made brakes...
08-22-21, 05:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,988
Posted By blamester

If there is an lbs close you can probably get...

If there is an lbs close you can probably get that part of them.
New cables, new pads and properly setup to suit you and those brakes are fine.
If you ride very fast and brake hard a lot there...
08-20-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,676
Posted By blamester

To be honest if it was me i would try both if i...

To be honest if it was me i would try both if i could and see which is best. You want the best compromise for you.
​​​​They might both be fine with proper adjustment or one is better for one reason...
08-19-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 885
Views: 264,453
Posted By blamester

You sure did. Nice job. Looks like a brilliant...

You sure did. Nice job. Looks like a brilliant little bike.
08-19-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,248
Posted By blamester

Fit the wheel in the fork. Try to pull it out of...

Fit the wheel in the fork. Try to pull it out of it
See does anything move. Bounce up and down on it. Hold the brake on and push it back and forth. Be sensible. Think about what it goes thru when...
08-19-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By blamester

Ride them first see how it goes. You won't...

Ride them first see how it goes.
You won't ruin them and you will find out if there is anything wrong.
The wheel won't have relaxed.
08-16-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,170
Posted By blamester

Check out classic and vintage. Rustoleum paint...

Check out classic and vintage. Rustoleum paint new thread.
08-16-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,170
Posted By blamester

Hammerite or similar. Spray can. Hang it up...

Hammerite or similar. Spray can. Hang it up somewhere warm and dry. Let it dry well.
08-16-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By blamester

Probably not much difference. ​​​​​​Get hold...

Probably not much difference.
​​​​​​Get hold of a dual pivot and try it.
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08-16-21, 04:59 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,170
Posted By blamester

That looks clean. Has it started to rust again. ...

That looks clean. Has it started to rust again.
Brcause it might be ok without paint if its kept inside out of the rain and damp.
If you paint set the bars position first.
Because it will crack...
08-15-21, 05:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,248
Posted By blamester

Is it a crack or where two parts meet? How has...

Is it a crack or where two parts meet?
How has it not fallen apart if both sides are actually cracked thru?
Now you have discovered the damage what will you do?
Have you tested it?

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08-13-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,170
Posted By blamester

Hard to tell but it looks like you need to clean...

Hard to tell but it looks like you need to clean or remove more chrome. A lot if work to get that right.
Probably why it was painted in the first place.
I think i would just paint it again to...
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