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05-15-16, 07:40 AM
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Posted By bobthalamu

Using these charts to create a functional mix and match drivetrain

Hi all-

I have a new to me frameset coming that I am super excited about as my current road frame is a tad small for me and has a 30 yr old amateurish repair weld that is starting to scare me.
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Views: 1,736
Posted By bobthalamu

Duly noted, I will remove/edit I was going off of...

Duly noted, I will remove/edit I was going off of a discussion I found here on bike forums. I am deleting the post now and will repost later per comments. Thanks to everyone who provided...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,736
Posted By bobthalamu

Ha! I've seen it, actually the only other tempo...

Ha! I've seen it, actually the only other tempo comparable out there and I used your price as a guide for mine. I sold the complete 105 groupset that was on it to a guy doing a vintage restore on a...
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Posted By bobthalamu

Changed the tenax...totally missed this as...

Changed the tenax...totally missed this as neither spelling is recognized by the checker. I would totally keep it if it actually fit me but this bike was purchased for this purpose as I am trying to...
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Posted By bobthalamu

oddjob: There's a large hipster population here...

oddjob: There's a large hipster population here and good steel bikes do well, but I guess even though I know this bike is as nice as a surly, others may not. I agree on the pics, the white sheet...
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Posted By bobthalamu

CL woes with my restored/updated tempo

Hi all-

So I picked up a 1988 schwinn tempo a while back and had it professionally media blasted, a 2-tone cerakote applied, and updated it with a 2012 sram apex drivetrain. I have posted it on...
03-06-14, 09:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,202
Posted By bobthalamu

Thanks for all the advise guys! fietsbob- ...

Thanks for all the advise guys!

fietsbob- I thought about bike friday as well but even used they are twice her budget.

Gonzo Bob- Yeah no city tires for 650s-I found 1 maker for 28s, I was...
03-05-14, 11:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,202
Posted By bobthalamu

Kenshi, These are my two biggest concerns as...

Kenshi, These are my two biggest concerns as well. I'm 6'2" 200#s and my c'dale tourer I use as a city bike is somewhat jarring and I was afraid that the older aluminum in a smaller frame for a...
03-05-14, 09:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,202
Posted By bobthalamu

Advise for buiding a bike for a 50+ short woman rider

Hi all-

So I'm building a bike for a 50+ family friend who is still rather active, but hasn't ridden much in years and is rather short. She's 5'2" with a cycling inseam of 28" and prefers a road...
02-23-14, 11:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 294
Posted By bobthalamu

Looking for info on these crank arms

Hi all-

I cannot find anything on these guys. They are 94bcd triples so assuming vintage mountain but not sure, any info would be great.365602365603
01-10-14, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,344
Posted By bobthalamu

Moonwalker- I have raised 3 malamutes here...

Moonwalker-

I have raised 3 malamutes here in NC and while I have not done any bikejoring I have done a lot of running with my dogs and I will say that in your climate I would be very careful how...
01-10-14, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By bobthalamu

Yeah that's kind of what I thought, the guy I...

Yeah that's kind of what I thought, the guy I picked it from used it for triathlons and the guy he got it from did too--hence my question. Not sure of the weight...no scale but it is lighter than my...
01-09-14, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By bobthalamu

Mystery bike maker

Hi all-

I just picked up this bike for cheap for parts and tinkering over the winter, but it rides rather well and I am not familiar with triathlon bikes so should I strip it or is scorpio...
01-05-14, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By bobthalamu

Thanks for the reply. I have checked the...

Thanks for the reply. I have checked the exploded diagram and I am not missing any spacers and when seated the bearings are flush and fully against the lip inside the hub body. The axle is where I...
01-05-14, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By bobthalamu

Wheel bearing issue

Hi all-

I am rebuilding a hope xc hub and I replaced one bearing cartridge but kept the other per the LBS guy, who said it was ok even though it does not spin as freely as the other.

So I get...
02-20-13, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,575
Posted By bobthalamu

Ok so I had another idea...do you guys think it...

Ok so I had another idea...do you guys think it would be possible to get 2 hg 70s one 11-28 and one 11-30 which have some different intermediate sprockets and building a custom 14-30 out of the two? ...
02-19-13, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,575
Posted By bobthalamu

I just noticed that all of these new gh 70s are...

I just noticed that all of these new gh 70s are mountain bike cassettes....will they still work with ultrega bar ends?

also, the current set up is 11-28 and she says that she usually stays in the...
02-19-13, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,575
Posted By bobthalamu

New HG 70 for 20-40 bucks or new old stock hg 90 for 60 shipped?

Hi all-

Upgrading an old cassette/hub and I found a NOS hg 90 8 speed 13-26 for 60 bucks, but is it worth the extra cash + is it less likely to fit a modern 130mm hub than the new 11-28 hg 70...
02-14-13, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,011
Posted By bobthalamu

Yeah man 37in is taint to floor measurement no...

Yeah man 37in is taint to floor measurement no way in heck I wear 37in jeans--more like 34s on my hips
02-13-13, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,011
Posted By bobthalamu

Boo, I cannot respond to a PM because I have not...

Boo, I cannot respond to a PM because I have not posted enough on the site--kinda silly I think. So, Barrettscv (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php/47570-Barrettscv) my username plus the engine...
02-13-13, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,011
Posted By bobthalamu

Thanks for the input guys, I hadn't thought about...

Thanks for the input guys, I hadn't thought about the tires but when I talked to pops last night he confirmed that the tires are 1 gen past lace ups so yeah i think new tires are in its...
02-11-13, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,011
Posted By bobthalamu

went down hard on some skinnies...looking to switch to something fatter...

Hey all-

I was an avid weightlifter and started having some knee issues that limited my squatting ability...in steped my father with his race bike that he built when I was a tike in the 80s. I...
12-14-12, 10:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 868
Posted By bobthalamu

Thanks for all the input...not the boob stuff...i...

Thanks for all the input...not the boob stuff...i like small ones myself (they look better at my age). I ended up ordering nitto mustache bars and a new 50mm extension tall quill and will be getting...
12-13-12, 12:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 868
Posted By bobthalamu

No, and not sure what these are...are they the...

No, and not sure what these are...are they the smaller levers I have seen mounted on the straight part of drop bars?
12-13-12, 10:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 868
Posted By bobthalamu

@fietsbob: Yeah I was looking to go from 80mm...

@fietsbob: Yeah I was looking to go from 80mm extension that is on there to 50 or 60 mm, but the nittos in these sizes still drop ~10 degrees from horizontal should I look at something different? and...
12-13-12, 10:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 868
Posted By bobthalamu

Touche Mr. Merkel...I figured the "...bike" part...

Touche Mr. Merkel...I figured the "...bike" part would be naturally implied...thanks for the input though.
12-13-12, 10:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 868
Posted By bobthalamu

Need advice on christmas upgrades for my girlfriend

Hi all-

A few months ago my girlfriend purchased a Bianchi campione with Shimano RSX integrated shifters and rx100 rear deralier. She really likes the way it shifts and rides, but cannot brake...
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