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08-31-15, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,707
Posted By reshp1

The shifter is basically a glorified electrical...

The shifter is basically a glorified electrical switch. All the magic happens in the derailleurs and should be where the money in the system mainly is.
08-31-15, 08:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 900
Posted By reshp1

Unless you're really risk adverse, I would just...

Unless you're really risk adverse, I would just ride it. The chances of it not being sound is low, and the chance of it failing suddenly and catastrophically are essentially zero.
08-28-15, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 650
Posted By reshp1

The cable housing needs to begin and end with a...

The cable housing needs to begin and end with a cap (called a ferrule). Otherwise the soft cable housing will squeeze through the cable stops on your frame and components and cause major issues....
08-28-15, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By reshp1

Normal

Normal
08-28-15, 09:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,393
Posted By reshp1

Cable routing might be an issue. Mtn derailleurs...

Cable routing might be an issue. Mtn derailleurs are generally top pull, Road are bottom pull. Can be worked around with a pulley. I believe there is a cyclocross (road shifter compatible) derailleur...
08-26-15, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 778
Posted By reshp1

Ratio means X mm of cable pulls the derailleur Y...

Ratio means X mm of cable pulls the derailleur Y mm laterally. The increment is how much cable per click. 10 to 11 speed changes the cable per click, but not the derailleur to cable ratio.
08-26-15, 07:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,109
Posted By reshp1

Check the rest of chain. If you can't find the...

Check the rest of chain. If you can't find the special pin they used to install the pin (it's solid instead of hollow and a darker color) it's probably the one that let go and is now presumably...
08-25-15, 02:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 999
Posted By reshp1

A used fork will have it installed. Just drive it...

A used fork will have it installed. Just drive it down past where you intend to cut with a wooden dowel and cut. They only move one way, so make sure you don't drive it too far. A new star nut can be...
08-25-15, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 958
Posted By reshp1

Should work fine. Don't re-space. 126mm is close...

Should work fine. Don't re-space. 126mm is close enough to work for both 120mm and 130mm.
08-25-15, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By reshp1

Back out the barrel adjuster 1/2 a turn or until...

Back out the barrel adjuster 1/2 a turn or until you have problems shifting to smaller cogs (harder). Big ring in front, small in rear is the worst case scenario and your problem may be as simple as...
08-25-15, 11:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,891
Posted By reshp1

Rear axle frame spacing, rear freehub cassette vs...

Rear axle frame spacing, rear freehub cassette vs freewheel, shifter vs derailleur compatibility might all be issues. Might not be. Might be best if you tell us exactly what you have.
08-25-15, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 999
Posted By reshp1

Go to craigslist and find a bike flipper (they're...

Go to craigslist and find a bike flipper (they're the one's with dozens of listings). Chances are very good that they have what you're looking for just laying a pile of parts they've accumulated...
08-25-15, 11:25 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,908
Posted By reshp1

The other popular technique is to cut the oil...

The other popular technique is to cut the oil with a fast evaporating solvent so that it flows cold, but dries and leaves behind the thick stuff where you want.
08-24-15, 03:23 PM
Replies: 58,111
Views: 8,485,519
Posted By reshp1

1981 Lotus legend road bike - $350...

1981 Lotus legend road bike - $350 (http://annarbor.craigslist.org/bik/5184916352.html) Ann Arbor, MIhttp://images.craigslist.org/00K0K_kh40pKPnZOB_600x450.jpg
08-23-15, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,618
Posted By reshp1

6700 had the change already. Basically, if it has...

6700 had the change already. Basically, if it has under the tape cable routing, it's the new pull ratio. Completely agree that backwards compatibility to older calipers works fine in practice even if...
08-23-15, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,618
Posted By reshp1

1. Yes, you can use a double shifter and just...

1. Yes, you can use a double shifter and just block out the granny gear with the limit screw.

2. The only way this will work is with di2. (i think) the new 11 speed di2 can be reprogrammed to...
08-23-15, 10:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,376
Posted By reshp1

I'm comparing Sapim laser against Sapim laser. He...

I'm comparing Sapim laser against Sapim laser. He doesn't really say what the $0.40 ones are, I guess they're "Race" which if that's the case, you're right, is a very good deal.
08-23-15, 09:59 AM
Replies: 58,111
Views: 8,485,519
Posted By reshp1

Mariushi Excellence STE $400 ...

Mariushi Excellence STE $400
http://images.craigslist.org/00x0x_h4zQ8lO7F1b_600x450.jpg
(http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/bik/5181460173.html)
08-22-15, 07:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,376
Posted By reshp1

85 cents vs 90 cents. Not worth making a separate...

85 cents vs 90 cents. Not worth making a separate order if you're getting other stuff at BHS. Are you sure you're not looking at CX-rays on BikeHubStore?
08-22-15, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,366
Posted By reshp1

Being an alloy steerer tube, I would say go for...

Being an alloy steerer tube, I would say go for it.
08-22-15, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,825
Posted By reshp1

FAQ | Clement Cycling, Cyclocross Tires,...

FAQ | Clement Cycling, Cyclocross Tires, Adventure Tires, Mountain Bike Tires, Road Bike Tires (http://clementcycling.com/faq)

"
Q: Which direction should I install the tires?
A: We prefer to...
08-22-15, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,915
Posted By reshp1

Might be an issue of you don't have the pads...

Might be an issue of you don't have the pads adjusted in tight and the brake moves away from the frame stop too much. Probably not an issue though.
08-22-15, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 856
Posted By reshp1

This is a common weight weenie technique to shave...

This is a common weight weenie technique to shave a few grams, actually.
08-21-15, 09:15 PM
Replies: 58,111
Views: 8,485,519
Posted By reshp1

1982 Peugeot Centennial Edition PH12 (Detroit) ...

1982 Peugeot Centennial Edition PH12 (Detroit)
(http://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/bik/5183973458.html)
http://images.craigslist.org/00F0F_eJp3fGIksf0_600x450.jpg

Looks very clean
08-21-15, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,127
Posted By reshp1

"speed holes"

"speed holes"
08-21-15, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,038
Posted By reshp1

Dremel cutting wheel is what I use. You have to...

Dremel cutting wheel is what I use. You have to manage the heat. You want the liner to soften up so you can shove a pick like this (http://www.theoringstore.com/images/KDSAC.jpg) and flair out the...
08-21-15, 07:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Posted By reshp1

What part are you having trouble with? They have...

What part are you having trouble with? They have to be in the right gear in order to thread the cable through.
08-21-15, 07:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,376
Posted By reshp1

BikeHubStore.com is pretty good at fitting this...

BikeHubStore.com is pretty good at fitting this niche. The guy is super quick with email responses in my experience too, which is nice if you need to verify one of the many details involved in...
08-21-15, 07:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,083
Posted By reshp1

Front derailleur cable end hitting your foot?

Front derailleur cable end hitting your foot?
08-21-15, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By reshp1

Shift to the smallest cog, grab the top pulley...

Shift to the smallest cog, grab the top pulley and pivot it backwards against the hanger (you should feel spring tension) until the pulley clears the cog on the rear wheel. You should then be able to...
08-21-15, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,600
Posted By reshp1

It's fine. There's not that much force and...

It's fine. There's not that much force and slipping =/= spinning. That's if you use both halves of the proper shim though.

OP, using half a shim could give you deceptively good clamping force...
08-21-15, 07:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,825
Posted By reshp1

99% sure they're Clement LAS. They also look to...

99% sure they're Clement LAS. They also look to be installed backwards.
08-21-15, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,825
Posted By reshp1

This is a bad idea especially with disc brakes....

This is a bad idea especially with disc brakes. Think about the force the brakes are exerting on the wheel and which way your axle wants to go. Yes, your weight is counteracting that, but all it...
08-21-15, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By reshp1

Your noodle isn't seated completely most likely,...

Your noodle isn't seated completely most likely, the bracket is caught at the noodle cable junction/tip of the noodle, not the collar of the noodle where it should go.
08-21-15, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7,802
Views: 2,298,952
Posted By reshp1

Good eye, yes it did have center-pulls. I didn't...

Good eye, yes it did have center-pulls. I didn't have any 1" spacers on hand and without the cable stop, the lock nut bottoms out before locking down the headset cone, so I had to leave it in for now.
08-21-15, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7,802
Views: 2,298,952
Posted By reshp1

Thanks for the compliments. The saddle was the...

Thanks for the compliments. The saddle was the last piece of the build. I saw it on craigslist and knew it would go perfectly with the build. Really, the whole thing came together very fortuitously....
08-21-15, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7,802
Views: 2,298,952
Posted By reshp1

Yes there is, it had long reach brakes to begin...

Yes there is, it had long reach brakes to begin with, and yes fender eyelets. Then I converted to 700c which adds another 4mm.
08-20-15, 10:56 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,152
Posted By reshp1

Being an aluminum frame, it's very likely toast....

Being an aluminum frame, it's very likely toast. As to whether you should continue riding it until you get a replacement, I would say don't ride any faster than you're willing to crash at should that...
08-19-15, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7,802
Views: 2,298,952
Posted By reshp1

No idea, they came with the bike and didn't have...

No idea, they came with the bike and didn't have markings. I was going to replace them with a Nitto Classic, but they (and the stem) were surprisingly light so I'm going to hold off. They are quite...
08-19-15, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7,802
Views: 2,298,952
Posted By reshp1

Yay, I can finally play. I picked up this...

Yay, I can finally play. I picked up this Bottecchia Deluxe a couple weeks ago from a bike flipper, sans wheels and an odd mix of french, japanese and italian components. I had the frame reset to...
08-19-15, 03:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,255
Posted By reshp1

This just happens sometimes. In the forward...

This just happens sometimes. In the forward direction, your derailleur is lining up the chain before it gets to the cog so it runs onto the cog smoothly. Your chainline can be pretty extreme, but it...
08-19-15, 01:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,526
Posted By reshp1

I have the cowbell and it's spot on perfect for a...

I have the cowbell and it's spot on perfect for a road bike for me. Perfect compromise between enough flare and not having wonky lever positioning.
08-19-15, 11:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,539
Posted By reshp1

Craigslist is looking for a needle in a haystack,...

Craigslist is looking for a needle in a haystack, hoping you get lucky that something you want shows up in your area, in your size, at the right price. Take a look at ebay and the classifieds here....
08-18-15, 09:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,901
Posted By reshp1

What width rims do you have? Too wide tires on...

What width rims do you have? Too wide tires on too thin rims can be squirmy in turns and don't have that "on rails" feeling when cornering hard.
08-17-15, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 839
Posted By reshp1

Get some bronze/brass wool. If you can't find it,...

Get some bronze/brass wool. If you can't find it, get those copper mesh scrubber pads you can get in the cleaner department of your hardware store. Use some oil, and lightly scrub with the pad. It...
08-07-15, 05:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,257
Posted By reshp1

I think your best bet is to find your local bike...

I think your best bet is to find your local bike flipper and call them and let them know what you're looking for. If you're not attached to this particular frame, you could even trade it toward a...
08-06-15, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,257
Posted By reshp1

Definitely a speedster, I'm looking at mine right...

Definitely a speedster, I'm looking at mine right now and its a spot on match. The bad news is scwhinns used non standard parts all over. Good news is the bikes are very plentiful and so are parts if...
08-05-15, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 723
Posted By reshp1

That's the prescribed way of removing cotters....

That's the prescribed way of removing cotters. Park's special tool for this is basically a fine thread pitch C-clamp to make the torque required less. The hammer becomes necessary sometimes since...
08-05-15, 06:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 723
Posted By reshp1

So I went and picked this up last night. Turns...

So I went and picked this up last night. Turns out it is a De Luxe, which is odd because as far as I can tell, the De Luxe didn't have chrome, and this sample definitely does. Seat post measures...
08-04-15, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 723
Posted By reshp1

Help with more info on a Bottecchia 27" 10-speed

27" Bottecchia racing bike 10 speed ,, schwinn rims (http://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/bik/5143919734.html)

I don't want the schwinn wheels so seller is asking $125 for everything else. Seems like...
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