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05-27-16, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By rsacilotto

I had a rim issue before, got some good advice in...

I had a rim issue before, got some good advice in this thread: http://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/936803-dent-rim-fixable.html
05-21-15, 06:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,305
Posted By rsacilotto

In Saugus (MA) there is an online reporting...

In Saugus (MA) there is an online reporting system that I used to report a similar storm drain. Response was that the gaps were too small for a bicycle tire to fit through. Took a picture with the...
03-07-15, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,378
Posted By rsacilotto

+1, "regular" bib tights or leg warmers above...

+1, "regular" bib tights or leg warmers above freezing. In the 50's I use knee warmers.
11-08-14, 03:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,612
Posted By rsacilotto

PHT and thenomad mentioned using a later...

PHT and thenomad mentioned using a later MTB-style low-profile canti, I found some inexpensive Shimano M650 brakes on eBay, and the result was good. I did have to play with the yoke length to get...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-14, 10:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,199
Posted By rsacilotto

Love mine below 32F, toasty even down to the...

Love mine below 32F, toasty even down to the teens. That and neoprene booties. Regular tights or warmers are fine for me above freezing
10-26-14, 06:47 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 27,834
Posted By rsacilotto

Somewhere between 20 and 21 lbs. with the...

Somewhere between 20 and 21 lbs. with the Dura-Ace group, Open Pro wheels/Ultegra hubs, vintage Dura-Ace aero seatpost, Speedplay X-2 pedals. 3TTT stem and bars, vintage Stronglight A9 headset.
10-26-14, 06:42 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 27,834
Posted By rsacilotto

I'm in the Massachusetts Saugus, not the one in...

I'm in the Massachusetts Saugus, not the one in CA., lots of weeds here , would be a full-time job to stay ahead of them! :-)
10-26-14, 01:56 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 27,834
Posted By rsacilotto

Here are some pics of my '83 760. Bought the...

Here are some pics of my '83 760. Bought the frame in 1984, had parts from a built-up Paris Sport frame that was a bit too small. First pic is pre-upgrade, I set it up for a 9-speed...
08-31-14, 06:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,820
Posted By rsacilotto

Sweet!

Sweet!
08-31-14, 11:20 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,372
Posted By rsacilotto

I find that the small, single lane rotaries are...

I find that the small, single lane rotaries are no problem at all (traffic is slow, easy to take the lane), but the two lane, high-speed ones like the 128 rotary in Gloucester are tricky and I try to...
08-12-14, 11:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,935
Posted By rsacilotto

+.95 - 58cm frame, with moustache bars. I...

+.95 - 58cm frame, with moustache bars. I needed a 2500mm cable for the rear, 2100 was just a bit too short. I'm using Shimano 9 speed bar-ends and Jagwire cable housing, standard cables, no...
07-30-14, 07:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,858
Posted By rsacilotto

I have my levers so they're in a good spot when...

I have my levers so they're in a good spot when my hands are furthest out front, very good feel. I got the moustache bars because of the width, I feel like I have better control when the bike is...
07-20-14, 10:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,118
Posted By rsacilotto

Follow-up: put a couple hundred miles on the fix,...

Follow-up: put a couple hundred miles on the fix, is now braking with no shudder. I'll keep an eye on the rim to look for any problems, but so far, the repair is a success.
07-19-14, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,690
Posted By rsacilotto

Follow-up: installation was uneventful, the thing...

Follow-up: installation was uneventful, the thing that was unusual was installing the crown race. I found a scrap piece of 1" oak board, and cut a hole in it just bigger than the steerer. I figured...
07-05-14, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,690
Posted By rsacilotto

Thanks, fietsbob, I'm pretty comfortable with the...

Thanks, fietsbob, I'm pretty comfortable with the adjustment procedure. Regarding replacement, I had to remove and reinstall a threaded headset when I repainted an older steel frame. However, this...
07-05-14, 07:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,054
Posted By rsacilotto

Probably not the issue, but on my laptop, my...

Probably not the issue, but on my laptop, my Garmin only connects from my USB 3.0 ports, not the 2.0 ones.
07-04-14, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,690
Posted By rsacilotto

Threadless headset adjustment issues

I have a 2000 Fuji Team road bike (bought used) with a Cane Creek SL5 headset. The headset has a little wobble to it, but it can't be tightened any more or the steering feels like it is binding. ...
06-23-14, 02:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,966
Posted By rsacilotto

Wheel truing stand small vice-grip pliers -...

Wheel truing stand
small vice-grip pliers - useful for getting good tension on derailleur cables.
06-16-14, 07:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,742
Posted By rsacilotto

I found some videos on YouTube (search for "grip...

I found some videos on YouTube (search for "grip shift cable") that were very helpful.
Forum: Commuting
06-07-14, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,077
Posted By rsacilotto

Have fun in Madison, check out Yellow Jersey and...

Have fun in Madison, check out Yellow Jersey and Machinery Row bike shops.
06-07-14, 11:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,151
Posted By rsacilotto

My mechanic said my bike wasn't worth fixing. I...

My mechanic said my bike wasn't worth fixing. I said I wanted a second opinion, he said it's ugly, too!
04-19-14, 06:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,482
Posted By rsacilotto

I made a remover out of copper tubing, cut 4"...

I made a remover out of copper tubing, cut 4" lengthwise 4 times, worked fine. I made a press out of threaded rod, washers and nuts. After using it, I epoxied the washers together to eliminate...
03-29-14, 09:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,843
Posted By rsacilotto

I can't speak to cartridge bearings, but my '83...

I can't speak to cartridge bearings, but my '83 Trek 760 came with a Stronglight A9 roller bearing headset, it's still in great shape.
03-14-14, 10:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,448
Posted By rsacilotto

+1, except I was up to 250 or so. They work...

+1, except I was up to 250 or so. They work great for me.
03-13-14, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 897
Posted By rsacilotto

+1 - When I have experienced poor rear shifting...

+1 - When I have experienced poor rear shifting under load, it has usually been a cassette and/or chain that needs replacing.
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