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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...
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.
08-19-21, 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...
08-16-21, 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, 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...
08-13-21, 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...
07-28-21, 04:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 577
Posted By blamester

This. Likely last years and you won't notice...

This. Likely last years and you won't notice anything.
What have you got to lose?
06-27-21, 04:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,486
Posted By blamester

Do it over. Its snagged some where.

Do it over. Its snagged some where.
06-25-21, 05:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,252
Posted By blamester

You got a fright. Thats o.k but you gotta think...

You got a fright. Thats o.k but you gotta think clearly.
In a area like that tapping won't tell you a lot.
Sit on the bike bounce up and down on the pedals and saddle. See shat happens.
Take it...
06-24-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,252
Posted By blamester

The stick was to light to prove anything.

The stick was to light to prove anything.
06-16-21, 04:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,352
Posted By blamester

So there can only be paint damage. What else can...

So there can only be paint damage. What else can there be unless you jumped up and down on it.
I presume a person or persons have damaged the fork and Surly covered themselves against it.
06-07-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 839
Posted By blamester

These brakes should work fine. If they return...

These brakes should work fine. If they return slowly it's a lube or cable issue. The spongy feeling is the increased leverage you get with older non aero levers.
​​​​​​New pads and cables and...
06-05-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 657
Posted By blamester

Thanks

Thanks
05-16-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,629
Posted By blamester

Top drawer stuff.

Top drawer stuff.
04-06-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,804
Posted By blamester

Start looking for a frame. Same standards as your...

Start looking for a frame. Same standards as your one. Bottom bracket and seat post size
04-06-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,804
Posted By blamester

Well what I meant was if you have a fork that...

Well what I meant was if you have a fork that fits and it is handy to install then it might be worth doing. If you have to find a fork and get it installed it's not worth saving.
And is the rest of...
03-31-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 949
Posted By blamester

What changed? ​​​​​​Just the derailleur? The...

What changed?
​​​​​​Just the derailleur?
The cranks?
You sure you are turning the right screw.
03-25-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2,581
Views: 898,791
Posted By blamester

Lovely bike. What shifters are they? Are they...

Lovely bike.
What shifters are they?
Are they the ratchet type?
Cheers
03-22-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,099
Posted By blamester

That falcon is a beauty I may steal some styling...

That falcon is a beauty I may steal some styling ideas and colours.
03-06-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By blamester

I would install the chain and cassette first. It...

I would install the chain and cassette first. It might work fine and you may not need the chainrings.
But if you do measure the bolt distance. And you probably don't need to buy nos 8 speed stuff...
03-04-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By blamester

If you can describe the problem with the shifting...

If you can describe the problem with the shifting we may be able to help.
02-19-21, 03:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,396
Posted By blamester

It can be done with interrupter levers. Which I...

It can be done with interrupter levers. Which I think is the correct name. Some bikes come with them installed.
Some
02-18-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,339
Posted By blamester

So long as the finish is good that bike will look...

So long as the finish is good that bike will look good in any colour.
01-04-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 913
Posted By blamester

Does it drop the chain? if it doesn't I would...

Does it drop the chain?
if it doesn't I would try and adjust the fd first to get rid of the noise that way. No harm can be done by doing that.
​​​​​​
Sorry missed the bit where you tried to adjust...
12-28-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By blamester

Try it and see. It might work well enough until...

Try it and see. It might work well enough until you get the correct one.
11-18-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 667
Posted By blamester

They are basically caged bearings. 4 sets two...

They are basically caged bearings. 4 sets two each side. Check shimano tech docs for a diagram and installation.
11-18-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 667
Posted By blamester

I used automotive grease. Standard stuff.

I used automotive grease. Standard stuff.
11-18-20, 03:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 667
Posted By blamester

Repack it first. I have one of these with thirty...

Repack it first. I have one of these with thirty thousand miles on it and it turns as smooth as day one. It's been on 4 bikes. The waterproof thing is bullxxxx in my opinion cos any time I opened...
11-16-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 815
Posted By blamester

If you want compliance go carbon.

If you want compliance go carbon.
10-30-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,007
Posted By blamester

If you only noticed on the stand it's fine. ...

If you only noticed on the stand it's fine.
​fine. If it doesn't show up when ridden it's not a problem. You could never bend the spindle no matter how strong you are.
09-30-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,472
Posted By blamester

See post 8 and 20

See post 8 and 20
09-29-20, 01:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,472
Posted By blamester

You have to now remove the brake to adjust it...

You have to now remove the brake to adjust it correctly. A set of allen keys is nessecary. It's not difficult. There are likely grub screws and ball bearings in there so be careful..
09-27-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By blamester

Looks like a cable adjustment and lube. Look it...

Looks like a cable adjustment and lube.
Look it up on youtube.
09-07-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,521
Posted By blamester

That's pretty tight. On wet roads it will pick up...

That's pretty tight. On wet roads it will pick up grit and rub. Dry days it will likely be fine. But I would prefer a bit more clearance than that.
I have run them.that tight before but I was never...
09-03-20, 03:50 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,137
Posted By blamester

​​​​​​Good call. Now if I was racing I would...

​​​​​​Good call. Now if I was racing I would bring a chalk board with me and scrape my finger nails on it to confuse the other racers. They brake and I sail of into the distance. And if they caught...
08-03-20, 04:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,927
Posted By blamester

Ride quality nor not they will look good.

Ride quality nor not they will look good.
07-13-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,789
Posted By blamester

Run them low and if you get punctures up the...

Run them low and if you get punctures up the pressure a bit.
Anyway with all the stop start you will soon get fit
07-07-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,114
Posted By blamester

If soda can is too thick I have the cups on my...

If soda can is too thick I have the cups on my bike shimmed with tinfoil and plenty of rough miles with no problems.
06-30-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,051
Posted By blamester

Good bike. Looks fast.

Good bike. Looks fast.
06-29-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,100
Posted By blamester

You can adjust where the brakes bite. I...

You can adjust where the brakes bite.
I personally adjust the levers so there is a lot of travel but I can get my hands right around the lever at the bite point.
It depends on the size and strength...
06-22-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 615
Posted By blamester

Bring it to a shop.

Bring it to a shop.
06-21-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By blamester

Don't bother. Soak it in a solvent. Clean with a...

Don't bother. Soak it in a solvent. Clean with a rag or toothbrush.
Nothing to be gained by taking it apart any further.
06-20-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 955
Posted By blamester

This. No need to replace or remove them. Drop of...

This. No need to replace or remove them. Drop of oil will do.
May not fix the noise but it will eliminate these as the issue.
06-20-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,488
Posted By blamester

I think you are using the wrong term. Snapping...

I think you are using the wrong term.
Snapping a bb is very difficult.
Pics?
06-14-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,599
Posted By blamester

I wear running shoes and flat pedals. No...

I wear running shoes and flat pedals.
No problems. It's easy. In my opinion cycling shoes are idiotic and add very little to cycling.
You have got the shoes and there are plenty of good cheap...
06-10-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,389
Posted By blamester

As above and a full set of allen keys. ...

As above and a full set of allen keys.
Adjustable wrench. Cassette and chain tools. Screwdrivers.
That's a start and maybe enough but maybe not. Depends on the condition of the fasteners.
06-06-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8,059
Views: 2,582,427
Posted By blamester

Good bike.

Good bike.
05-31-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By blamester

So likely the cones are turning when you tighten...

So likely the cones are turning when you tighten the wheel nuts.
You need to tighten the locknut up against the cone to hold it in place.
Difficult if you don't have a cone spanner.
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