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03-30-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,196
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I believe you have already identified the...

I believe you have already identified the advantage to B. If you have no other adjustability in the cable it is good to go this way.
03-20-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,094
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I agree that the axle can't be broken, but the...

I agree that the axle can't be broken, but the hub itself can be bent at the freehub threads in a hard hit, just enough so the freehub wobbles but it wold never touch the axle. I have also seen bent...
03-19-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,094
Posted By bikeaddiction1

In my experience, when the entire freewheel...

In my experience, when the entire freewheel cluster is wobbling back and forth with each revolution it is the wheel hub that is the problem. One of the issues with freewheels (verses freehub and...
03-18-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 879
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Most stems are designed somewhat symmetrical and...

Most stems are designed somewhat symmetrical and can be flipped with no problems. Looking at 3t mutant photos it appears to have more material along it's length at the top which would allow for...
03-01-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By bikeaddiction1

If the post is slipping something else is wrong...

If the post is slipping something else is wrong and you need to use carbon assembly paste.

Now that it is glued you will have trouble using enough heat to soften the adhesive without damaging the...
03-01-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,798
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I have the same 1989 bike that a finished...

I have the same 1989 bike that a finished overhauling in January. it is a deeper green/blue colour with white seat and bars. I don't know if the colour was for the Canadian market or was available...
02-24-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 969
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Anyone ever heard of Di Salle Bicycles? Vintage Campy Group Set.

I just finished overhauling a bike of a manufacturer I have never heard of. The bike just says "Di Salle" on the down tube and the head tube says Di Salle Bicycles, Toronto Canada. Based on looking...
02-12-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 675
Posted By bikeaddiction1

The fork dropouts say Campagnolo. There are no...

The fork dropouts say Campagnolo. There are no markings on the rear
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01-29-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 923
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I would say that due to its age and remaining...

I would say that due to its age and remaining components it is not a highly collectable vintage model. Based on that I would not worry about OEM parts and restoring it to original, but put on the...
01-21-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,840
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Most people I know that ride a motorcycle have an...

Most people I know that ride a motorcycle have an armored jacket or at least a leather jacket and many wear armoured pants or at least Kevlar liner jeans. The guys I ride with are not very young...
01-21-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,840
Posted By bikeaddiction1

As a cyclist and motorcyclist I have had many of...

As a cyclist and motorcyclist I have had many of the same thoughts shown in this video. The biggest danger to me is someone who doesn't really cycle much because it is too hard or takes too long,...
01-14-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,476
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I really like modern indexed shifting at your...

I really like modern indexed shifting at your fingertips where you don't have to let go of the bars in a technical situation in order to shift. That being said, downtube shifters work very well, cost...
01-14-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,476
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I am 6'4" and do not find it to be an issue. The...

I am 6'4" and do not find it to be an issue. The taller you are, the longer your arms are to reach the shifters.
01-13-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 659
Posted By bikeaddiction1

The bike looks to be in awesome shape. That being...

The bike looks to be in awesome shape. That being said you can tell it is a lower end model by the suicide brakes, stem shifters, steel pedals, chain guard on the crank, and large dork disk on the...
12-27-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,121
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I just did an overhaul on what sounds to be the...

I just did an overhaul on what sounds to be the same bike and sold it for $625 Canadian in early December and we had snow on the ground. If I waited until spring I would have got more but I need to...
12-25-20, 01:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 737
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Don't ever sell yourself short for asking...

Don't ever sell yourself short for asking questions. There is no such thing as a stupid question, just stupid mistakes because you didn't ask. I think I know a lot about bikes but I consistently find...
12-24-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,902
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I don't consider my double digit bike count and...

I don't consider my double digit bike count and racks of parts to be a "bike problem" as some friends and family have referred to it. I do, however have a storage problem. I wish I had a barn too.
11-06-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,270
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Are the rims tubeless ready? I honestly don't...

Are the rims tubeless ready? I honestly don't know how common schrader valve installations in tubeless ready rims are. For me personally, I will not mess around trying to set up tubeless if the rims...
10-28-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,652
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I did pull the Kapton tape quite tight to help...

I did pull the Kapton tape quite tight to help force it down into the dish in the rim at the spoke holes. Because I had never used Kapton and wanted confidence it was bedded in, I installed a tube at...
10-25-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 930
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Interesting. What disc brakes do you have on your...

Interesting. What disc brakes do you have on your bike that you have hassles? I have not had that experience. I have three bikes with disc brakes and a number with rim brakes and I spend less time...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 812
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I have the same bike, well a 1999 but it is the...

I have the same bike, well a 1999 but it is the same. I have no braking issues at all. I would not change the brakes out, but do follow Litespud's advice above and you should find they do work well.
07-02-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,131
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Nice job. I like seeing bikes brought back to...

Nice job. I like seeing bikes brought back to full glory.
06-30-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,136
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Nice!

Nice!
06-23-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,286
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Are the pedals new and do they spin freely? A...

Are the pedals new and do they spin freely? A properly lubed pedal that spins freely should turn the treads in as you pedal keeping them tight. If the pedal is really dirty or has a broken bearing...
05-20-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,071
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Thanks, I had just figured it out before I read...

Thanks, I had just figured it out before I read your post. I don't know how I got in there in the first place though.
05-09-20, 06:32 PM
05-09-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,002
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I would offer to help but I don't have any Mavic...

I would offer to help but I don't have any Mavic tools. You could try Mike at Vita Sports on Edmonton Trail.
https://vitasportcycles.ca/shop/ols/categories/vintage-bikes
He specialized in Vintage...
05-09-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,289
Posted By bikeaddiction1

To bring things full circle I thought I would...

To bring things full circle I thought I would post the finished bike. The new owner is happy/...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,718
Posted By bikeaddiction1

To me it looks decent for $50. It does look like...

To me it looks decent for $50. It does look like it will need a complete overhaul (hubs, BB, Steerer). From the look of it you will need a new chain (rusted), tires, bar tape, and possibly hood...
Replies: 20
Views: 1,319
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I have a 77 PY10. I am not considering selling...

I have a 77 PY10. I am not considering selling it, but I would not sell it for $495. I paid $300 Canadian and did a total tear down. It is original except for new Cables and housing, new cotton bar...
04-11-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,549
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I agree that the 28 mm tires will be an...

I agree that the 28 mm tires will be an improvement for the reasons already stated, But I would not change out from your 25 mm tires until it is time to replace them.
Replies: 15
Views: 1,242
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Just from the pictures this bike looks like it...

Just from the pictures this bike looks like it has not been ridden very much. Center mold line on the tires still there (could just be new tires), very little sign of brake pad or rim wear, not beat...
Replies: 19
Views: 1,335
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Here, that price would be near the top in...

Here, that price would be near the top in Canadian dollars for a very clean bike, but that is US dollars. Although the bike looks to be in okay condition, when it is allowed to rust you wonder what...
04-08-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 13,789
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I am 6'4" and my vintage road bikes that I ride...

I am 6'4" and my vintage road bikes that I ride are all 25" frames. Many of the 70's and 80's frames and some newer ones can easily do a 32 mm and sometimes up to 38-40 mm. I find this is adequate...
04-02-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By bikeaddiction1

That will happen if you happen to squeeze the...

That will happen if you happen to squeeze the brake lever when the disk/wheel is not in place. As the disc space is now quite tight you will need to remove the pads and press the pistons back in with...
03-31-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,229
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I would heed this advice.

I would heed this advice.
03-29-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,992
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I believe the 77 PX10 still had Simplex...

I believe the 77 PX10 still had Simplex derailleurs, and if so you need to stick with it unless you are willing to permanently modify the derailleur hanger or use a bolt on claw type hanger. I looked...
03-29-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,992
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I have a 72 PX-10 that I was given from the...

I have a 72 PX-10 that I was given from the original owner. He replaced the original 27" rims with 700c rims laced to the original hubs, The bike is otherwise stock. The brakes reach the 700c rims...
Forum: Touring
03-12-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,435
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I have an MEC Provincial 233 and have a couple...

I have an MEC Provincial 233 and have a couple friends with MEC bikes. They are always great value and you tend to get a fairly high level of components for price. Every one of their stores that I...
03-12-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,039
Posted By bikeaddiction1

That's not too many bikes. I have over 30. My...

That's not too many bikes. I have over 30. My wife says I have a bike problem. I think I only have a storage problem.
02-08-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,893
Posted By bikeaddiction1

[QUOTE=ryansu;21319674]Based on the pictures in...

[QUOTE=ryansu;21319674]Based on the pictures in post 4 I would agree that it looks very entry level however that is the perfect bike to learn some skills on, tearing the bike down, new grease on all...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,226
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Weight will make a difference but height won't....

Weight will make a difference but height won't. I'm tall too.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,226
Posted By bikeaddiction1

If you are running the right tire 45 mm should...

If you are running the right tire 45 mm should work fine, and your 25 mm rim width is also fine for that size of tire. I run 40 mm wide Clement (now Donnelly) tubeless tires on a 19 mm wide rim and...
09-03-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 757
Posted By bikeaddiction1

If they will replace it I would go for that.

If they will replace it I would go for that.
06-24-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,167
Posted By bikeaddiction1

You haven't said if you checked the derailleur...

You haven't said if you checked the derailleur and since it is easy to do I would :

1. Pull on the derailleur cable (grab it along the chain stay or down tube and pull sideways) to make sure the...
06-10-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,193
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I change them when they are start affecting...

I change them when they are start affecting shifting, shifts getting slower or ghost shifting. Also when rebuilbing a vintage bike where the cables are rusted or corroded even if they are working...
06-10-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,797
Posted By bikeaddiction1

How high is your tire pressure? I weigh 180 lbs...

How high is your tire pressure? I weigh 180 lbs and I would not run a 32 mm tire at over 70 - 80 psi for perfectly smooth pavement and at least 10 psi lower for mixed surfaces.
05-26-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,150
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Tubes have amazing stretch. I used 2.75 in...

Tubes have amazing stretch. I used 2.75 in downhill bike tubes in my 4.0 fat bike tires to cut a huge amount of weight. 3 years with no flats, mind you I used it mostly on snow and some single track...
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