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06-18-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,036
Posted By bugs11

I like to mount a red strobe light on my handle...

I like to mount a red strobe light on my handle bars and a white strobe light on my back - just to mess with people. :)


I kid... I kid....
06-04-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 650
Posted By bugs11

Disregard - didn't see the bit about having MTB...

Disregard - didn't see the bit about having MTB shoes.

Try Sierra Trading Post for shoes, unless you have picky feet, then go buy them from a brick and mortar store.
05-30-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,339
Posted By bugs11

Improve circulation? I have a pair of Zoic...

Improve circulation?

I have a pair of Zoic Black Market MTB shorts that I really like. They have a tight liner, to improve my circulation and lots of handy pockets.

Don't bother with cheap...
05-09-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,443
Posted By bugs11

Heard on the radio this morning, 09May2019, of a...

Heard on the radio this morning, 09May2019, of a confirmed report of a mountain lion in the Des Moines, IA metro area. Residents are encouraged by Police to "Please exercise an abundance of caution...
05-01-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,063
Posted By bugs11

Yes, I hand wash jerseys too.

Yes, I hand wash jerseys too.
04-25-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,157
Posted By bugs11

For one off stuff like a stuck BB or removing the...

For one off stuff like a stuck BB or removing the freewheel from the rear hub of 1978 Motobecane Super Mirage I hit up the local bike co-op. They rent fully stocked work benches for $5 an hour and...
04-17-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,230
Posted By bugs11

Last year I bought a cheap saddle from Nashbar,...

Last year I bought a cheap saddle from Nashbar, I'm pretty sure it was called CF1 Sport or something like that. I went with that saddle because one it was cheap and two it came in the size I wanted...
04-05-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,027
Posted By bugs11

Last year on the first day of RAGBRAI someone...

Last year on the first day of RAGBRAI someone threw a bunch of nails on the county road the route followed that day. I was out on the road early and saw a street sweeper working. I also saw DOT...
02-28-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,262
Posted By bugs11

Bacon grease, economical and smells great.

Bacon grease, economical and smells great.
02-14-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,677
Posted By bugs11

The brand new one leaning against the wall in my...

The brand new one leaning against the wall in my great room behind the baby grand. No way I can ride it with the weather the way it is - nor do I want to.
02-13-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,350
Posted By bugs11

FWIW - The saddle on my old bike, the bike I put...

FWIW - The saddle on my old bike, the bike I put 565 miles on in one week (which included two centuries), is a cheap Nashbar Sport CF1 in 155mm. With Nashbar going belly up that saddle is no longer...
02-11-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,350
Posted By bugs11

I did the measure your sit bones and purchased a...

I did the measure your sit bones and purchased a saddle based on those measurements. For what ever reason I had zero issues with my backside last summer and I even tried to induce some discomfort,...
01-11-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,826
Posted By bugs11

I recently completed a VO2max test AKA CPET....

I recently completed a VO2max test AKA CPET. After the test the Dr. circled a specific heart rate on the test results chart and said something to the effect this is the heart rate all the exercise...
01-09-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 887
Posted By bugs11

Yeah, I have a different saddle inbound, a 148mm ...

Yeah, I have a different saddle inbound, a 148mm Bontrager Arvada. My plan is to mimic the set-up of my other bike, get the saddle positioned as close as possible to what I'm used to.
01-09-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 887
Posted By bugs11

Medium. I did all the measurements per the...

Medium. I did all the measurements per the Canyon website and it said I needed a medium. Honestly I think I could ride a medium or a large and be happy with either.
01-09-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 936
Posted By bugs11

A LBS did a show and tell for our club last...

A LBS did a show and tell for our club last summer where he washed a members bike. He used a commercial can of some bike cleaner product. As I recall it was some environmentally friendly foamy...
01-08-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 887
Posted By bugs11

Shimano 5800 groupset. I was pleasantly...

Shimano 5800 groupset. I was pleasantly surprised how much I liked the blue color too. I was leaning towards the Stealth, but I'll take the blue and the $200 it saved me.
01-08-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 887
Posted By bugs11

I seem to recall reading in the owners manual...

I seem to recall reading in the owners manual that up to 32 mm tires could be mounted. It came with 28mm tires.
01-08-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 887
Posted By bugs11

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01-05-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 887
Posted By bugs11

New bike - Canyon Endurace AL 7.0 in blue

Bought myself a new bike, a Canyon Endurace AL 7.0 in blue. It's last years model, has the Shimano 5800 groupset. Weighs in at 20.1 lbs with the included pedals installed, the pedals have a polymer...
01-04-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,893
Posted By bugs11

Rode two 100+ mile days during last years...

Rode two 100+ mile days during last years RAGBRAI. First was on Tuesday July 24, 2018. I went off route and rode over to Woodward, IA and took the High Trestle Trail to Slater. I calculated the extra...
01-04-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,413
Posted By bugs11

Here's what worked for me. I measured my sit...

Here's what worked for me. I measured my sit bones, found a medium cushioned saddle that was 20mm wider than my sit bones measurement. I've had zero butt pain/chafing issues and this includes...
07-02-18, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By bugs11

Thanks for the advice. Ordered a handlebar bag,...

Thanks for the advice. Ordered a handlebar bag, we'll see how well it works.
06-28-18, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By bugs11

Top bar bag that for a bike with stem shifters.

I searched and didn't find much. Looking for a top bar bag for my phone, poncho, and energy bars that doesn't get in the way of the stem shifters on my 78 Moto Super Mirage.
05-10-18, 09:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,776
Posted By bugs11

The beer can bottom shim crank arm to bottom...

The beer can bottom shim crank arm to bottom bracket spindle bodge lasted about 25 miles :(. My initial ride was a week ago, last Thursday evening, a 10 mile jaunt up and down some fairly...
05-02-18, 09:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,776
Posted By bugs11

I ended up just leaving the cone as is. I was...

I ended up just leaving the cone as is. I was concerned that I was more likely to mess it up more by sanding on it than what it already is. I installed the OEM chain last night and took her for a...
04-28-18, 09:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,776
Posted By bugs11

Cleaned and freshly greased 40 year old SunTour...

Cleaned and freshly greased 40 year old SunTour Perfect freewheel. A lot of the original gold color is still showing on the spockets. No more sticking or clicking, she now turns smooth and silent. ...
04-28-18, 09:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,776
Posted By bugs11

The "Manage Attachements" doesn't work in Chrome,...

The "Manage Attachements" doesn't work in Chrome, but does work in Firefox.

Co-op pie plate find next to the original one I removed from the bike. Just a little bit better looking.
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04-28-18, 06:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,064
Posted By bugs11

I justst ordered some generic black brake pads...

I justst ordered some generic black brake pads from Nashbar when I placed an order for various sundries.
04-27-18, 10:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,776
Posted By bugs11

Finding a usable cone at the bike co-op was a...

Finding a usable cone at the bike co-op was a no-go. Found 2 cones that fit the axle and looked like the cone I have, but both were in worse shape than the cone I have. Iíll try sanding the pits...
04-26-18, 08:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,776
Posted By bugs11

One Busch Lite beer can later and the non-drive...

One Busch Lite beer can later and the non-drive crank arm is shimmed, only time and miles will tell if it holds up. I used the bottom of the can as that looks to be thicker aluminum than the can...
04-24-18, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By bugs11

Appreciate the offer, but let me see what's at...

Appreciate the offer, but let me see what's at the local bike co-op first. They might have something more period correct than that chrome hub cap I linked.
04-24-18, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By bugs11

Spoke protector for a 1978 Normandy hub.

Anyone know if a new manufactured spoke protector will fit on the 40 year old Normandy hub? The one that was on there was plastic and chewed up some.

Something like this shiny chrome...
04-24-18, 09:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,776
Posted By bugs11

Pic of the SunTour Perfect 14-17-22-27-32...

Pic of the SunTour Perfect 14-17-22-27-32 freewheel disassembled.

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04-24-18, 09:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,776
Posted By bugs11

Progress update. Weather has finally turned...

Progress update. Weather has finally turned decent so I’m getting antsy to get this bike rolling.

Re-packed and assembled the front hub this past Saturday. Took me forever to get the cone...
04-24-18, 08:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,065
Posted By bugs11

The 0280 on the bottom bracket may indicate it's...

The 0280 on the bottom bracket may indicate it's a 1980 bike, 0280 = February 1980.
04-07-18, 06:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,776
Posted By bugs11

Progress update.

First weekend in a month where the weather has been decent. Made it into the local coop today. Rented a tool bench soley for the FR-2 tool to remove the SunTour Perfect rear cassette. Got the pie...
04-05-18, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,176
Posted By bugs11

Implications? Swiss threaded just means the bike...

Implications? Swiss threaded just means the bike is married to old style cup, bearings, and cone spindle. Ne easy way to upgrade to modern cartridge bearings and such, though I think some guy named...
04-04-18, 10:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,776
Posted By bugs11

Progress update.

Weather is still crappy so I’m in no hurry. I work on the bike an hour or so in the evenings in the basement shop when I have time – turn on the radio, relax and tinker. I did build myself a bike...
04-04-18, 07:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,176
Posted By bugs11

I'm guessing the 128 = December 1978, a Christmas...

I'm guessing the 128 = December 1978, a Christmas bike. 4671916 is probably the serial number, mine has 4381773 and the fore mentioned 058 stamped into the bottom bracket through the paint. I also...
04-02-18, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,176
Posted By bugs11

Look on the underside of the bottom bracket for a...

Look on the underside of the bottom bracket for a date code and look closely at the pedals and cranks. I'm restoring a all original 1978 Champagne Gold Super Mirage. I know it's a 78 because the...
03-21-18, 10:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,776
Posted By bugs11

Progress update. Disassembled the crankset...

Progress update. Disassembled the crankset sprockets and thoroughly cleaned everything. Thinking about giving them a coat of automotive wax before reassembly so future accumulations of smegma will...
03-16-18, 09:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,776
Posted By bugs11

The crank arm is mangled, but not nearly as...

The crank arm is mangled, but not nearly as mangled as the picture above.

I discussed/showed the crank arm and spindle to the Thirsty Thursday crew last night. Picture a group of small business...
03-15-18, 09:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,776
Posted By bugs11

Anyone know the OEM measurements for the square...

Anyone know the OEM measurements for the square hole in the crank arms (industry standard maybe)? I have dial calipers and can accurately measure the opening. If the square hole is "mangled", is...
03-15-18, 07:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,776
Posted By bugs11

Refurbishing a 1978 Motobecane Super Mirage

Anyone know the crank arm bolt torque specs for late 70ís Motobecane bikes?

Removed the Swiss threaded bottom bracket (BB) on the bike last night. The bolts holding the crank arms onto the...
03-14-18, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By bugs11

I watched that video before working on the...

I watched that video before working on the pedals. I think the video is wrong. I think when the 440's were manufactured in France in the 70's having the optimum number of bearings installed at the...
03-14-18, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By bugs11

41 bearings or funny how the mind works.

I serviced a pair of 1978 Atom 440 pedals this past weekend for the first time. The cup and cones gave up a total of 41 bearings. I de-greased and de-rusted all the pedal bits and reassembled with...
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