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12-05-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 853
Posted By maddog34

check my updated post above ... it has been 7...

check my updated post above ... it has been 7 years since that recall... and it's worth checking for those killer QRs.... some open AND CLOSE too far...!!! I just swap ina better one for free when i...
12-05-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 853
Posted By maddog34

i hope i'm on your list now. :thumb:

i hope i'm on your list now. :thumb:
12-02-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 326
Posted By maddog34

Sadly, i hear the new GRX group uses the much...

Sadly, i hear the new GRX group uses the much maligned "4700" pull ratios too... sigh.
12-01-22, 01:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 632
Posted By maddog34

like i mentioned earlier... seats AND posts get...

like i mentioned earlier... seats AND posts get swapped as a unit fairly often... those 6 piece steel rail clamps baffle most folks. Seat gets a hole or cracks from age, Swap the entire thing from a...
12-01-22, 01:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 632
Posted By maddog34

Cool Lookin' Bike, Dude! it's a step up from the...

Cool Lookin' Bike, Dude! it's a step up from the Bianchi MTB's of that age i've seen... Well worth Restoring.... REMEMBER.. As you clean up the Frame tube, the DEBRIS will fall Into The Bottom...
11-29-22, 11:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,007
Posted By maddog34

a lower tire pressure allows the tire to conform...

a lower tire pressure allows the tire to conform over a thorn, Compressing the rubber at the tip of the thorn and reducing the puncture rate and depth.... :thumb:

not a total preventative action,...
11-28-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 632
Posted By maddog34

i've only had a couple Bianchi MTBs thru my...

i've only had a couple Bianchi MTBs thru my place.. both were heavy tanks hung with low-mid grade parts. i'm guessing from memory, but i think the posts were chromed steel... i recall thinking how...
11-28-22, 01:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 632
Posted By maddog34

Consider how rusty that old seat post is... the...

Consider how rusty that old seat post is... the Seat Tube will be likewise rusted.
the tube needs to be cleaned up and carefully measured with an Accurate Device and practiced hands.
If you don't...
11-26-22, 01:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 722
Posted By maddog34

Slime considers the VALVE to be a leak. Once that...

Slime considers the VALVE to be a leak. Once that junk oozes out thru the valve it WILL plug the valve. You have been warned.

I throw away slime tubes when i extract them from a donated bike's...
11-25-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 377
Posted By maddog34

Anodizing 101.What is Anodizing?Anodizing is an...

Anodizing 101.What is Anodizing?Anodizing is an electrochemical conversion process in existence since the 1930s. Several metals are capable of being anodized including aluminum, magnesium, titanium,...
11-25-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By maddog34

info... the Front Der. is also mentioned, and...

info... the Front Der. is also mentioned, and will work fine with 9sp.... if you swap to 10sp. in the future you may want to swap out the front der. too....
11-25-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 292
Posted By maddog34

it entails ATTEMPTING that cog size and cranking...

it entails ATTEMPTING that cog size and cranking the B-screw in All the Way.... crossing fingers and quietly mumbling incantations may help. :rolleyes:

and IF it fits, a new chain cut to the...
11-24-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,164
Posted By maddog34

There are no reported cases in the literature...

There are no reported cases in the literature where titanium as such has caused human intoxication.

except .. umm.. a quick search brings up this first, many others to choose from...

Inhaling...
11-23-22, 01:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 517
Posted By maddog34

strangely... Listerine is a home remedy for...

strangely... Listerine is a home remedy for Fungal infections... :thumb:
11-22-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 171
Posted By maddog34

assemblers grease NOTHING.. all bearings are in...

assemblers grease NOTHING.. all bearings are in place in the box. The one assembler i met was doing so at $7 Per Bike. He was working for a sub-contractor that sent people to any box store that...
11-22-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 869
Posted By maddog34

"I have a hard time believing that the nearest...

"I have a hard time believing that the nearest possibility is The Phillipenes."

..... unless the person posting that location is also IN THE PHILIPPINES or nearby.. :-D
11-22-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 517
Posted By maddog34

more like treating athlete's foot with an enema.

more like treating athlete's foot with an enema.
11-21-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 450
Posted By maddog34

oops, hadn't made it to your latest post... if...

oops, hadn't made it to your latest post... if the 1/4" balls fit, the axle turns smoothly with no Notchiness, and the O.L.D. you have now measured is correct... run it! :thumb:

the oddest hub i...
11-21-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 450
Posted By maddog34

not completely true... i've had two through my...

not completely true... i've had two through my place in the last year's time..... fairly old MTB bikes may have them, and i'd imagine some BMX bikes might use them too..... Still, they are extremely...
11-21-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 369
Posted By maddog34

Test first, fix once... Remove the wheel..squeeze...

Test first, fix once... Remove the wheel..squeeze brake lever.. WATCH to see if both sides of the brake respond the same... if so, you have an ALIGNMENT issue with the Brake Caliper... if one side...
11-21-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 171
Posted By maddog34

Go with an Alivio mid or long cage derailleur and...

Go with an Alivio mid or long cage derailleur and an Altus 7 speed thumb Shifter. HUGE upgrades over the stock tourney parts the bike came with. Install a new chain too.. the stock one will rust up...
11-20-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 326
Posted By maddog34

While waiting for your newpedals, try loosening...

While waiting for your newpedals, try loosening the bearing adjustment on the tight one 1/16 turn at a time until loose but free of any slop.

the "Too Tight!" thing is common with pedals.. poor...
11-20-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 195
Posted By maddog34

Bunny killer wheels. no need for a liner unless...

Bunny killer wheels. no need for a liner unless they are some new design created just to make life difficult for the owners.
11-19-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 373
Posted By maddog34

Remove rear wheel from bike... turn the AXLE with...

Remove rear wheel from bike... turn the AXLE with your fingers...does it feel rough or notchy? is there a TINY amount of play in it? if there is a notchy, rough feeling, you have found the noise...
11-16-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 242
Posted By maddog34

the "race" is more like an Alignment seat, but...

the "race" is more like an Alignment seat, but yes, that fork will need it... it will also hold the outer race of the bearing up off the fork.

here's a Simplified primer on Rake and TRAIL......
11-14-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 167
Posted By maddog34

i'll assume you mean the brake Boss/Post,correct?...

i'll assume you mean the brake Boss/Post,correct? most have just two flats to drive them with when torquing... this means only an open end wrench can be used... an open end 9mm is not very long......
11-14-22, 12:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 182
Posted By maddog34

they used v-brake pad pivot dish washers as...

they used v-brake pad pivot dish washers as spacers or they machined a mount out of raw metal.

two 5mm stacks... and two longer bolts.

the pivot can also be used to align the caliper during a...
11-11-22, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 219
Posted By maddog34

Does it have the same parts as the one in the...

Does it have the same parts as the one in the picture too? If so, it'a great old bike, well worth preserving as is. Those old Crescents have a big following and are fun to Ride, i hear! If not, it...
11-11-22, 12:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 448
Posted By maddog34

Swapping the pads will actually ACCELERATE the...

Swapping the pads will actually ACCELERATE the wear rates...any differences in Rotor contour or Caliper Alignment will cause different contours of the Pads... once swapped, the high spots will...
11-10-22, 03:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 345
Posted By maddog34

i use the green bearing retainer grade, not sure...

i use the green bearing retainer grade, not sure of number... you can also use a center punch to dimple the fork crown mating surface... six to ten evenly spaced dimples, depending on how loose the...
11-09-22, 10:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 363
Posted By maddog34

Andy Gilmore(Gilmour?), in the LA area, if i...

Andy Gilmore(Gilmour?), in the LA area, if i recall... is the Best Steel man i know... he is on Facebook and a member of the "Steel Is Real. classic vintage road bikes " Group there... if you have...
11-09-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By maddog34

If your calipers aren't defective, That crown...

If your calipers aren't defective, That crown Race is DEFECTIVE... Send it back, Take it Back, or throw it away.

update: out of curiosity i just measured a Cane Creek "40" cr and an FSA Pig cr......
11-07-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 363
Posted By maddog34

that is a very rare fork.. the Arrow was cut to...

that is a very rare fork.. the Arrow was cut to that shape by hand... it was an identifier of the frame builder's choice. A rather Small Bike Shop in Spain.

I'd start by inspecting the REST of the...
11-07-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,172
Posted By maddog34

wow.. i didn't even look... a lotta Zombies...

wow.. i didn't even look... a lotta Zombies getting dredged up...........
11-06-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 965
Posted By maddog34

"I am surprised at the recommended tire pressures...

"I am surprised at the recommended tire pressures of 50 lbs plus on these things."

Maximum pressures are not always the best pressure.
Personally, i've found the best ride is always less than max...
10-28-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,300
Posted By maddog34

i tend to do some filing to the threads before i...

i tend to do some filing to the threads before i remove the cone or nut... a small 1/4 round file usually has an edge sharp enough to clean up a thread... give it a try ! ;-)
10-24-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 657
Posted By maddog34

Did you install a new CHAIN? if so, which...

Did you install a new CHAIN? if so, which brand/model? if not, same question, plus how many miles are on it, estimated? And i see many more SRAM groups for sale, used, than Shimano groups,...
05-12-17, 11:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,215
Posted By maddog34

so, you have rear forks on your bike, eh?...

so, you have rear forks on your bike, eh? interesting!
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05-06-17, 03:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 23,487
Posted By maddog34

those mild steel frames tweak easily... could...

those mild steel frames tweak easily...
could be wheel dish/centering, or the frame itself may have issues.

is the rear wheel centered in between both the chain stays and the seat stays? or just...
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