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12-05-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 187
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Posted By abshipp

Back to drops, bike fits much better this way. ...

Back to drops, bike fits much better this way.

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Also the porteur bar/stem...
11-15-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 19,052
Posted By geeteeiii

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88 HVZ Sport Git...
11-11-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 19,052
Posted By Wallonthefloor

New to me bike in 2022! I swapped the old heavy...

New to me bike in 2022! I swapped the old heavy wheels for these h plus sons, added mash toe cages, swapped the saddle and of course added this rack!...
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By SoCaled

Although $500 should/would be about right,(what I...

Although $500 should/would be about right,(what I would have said 3 months ago) your price was probably right - now. There have been a handful in the SoCal area that have been listed forever in the...
11-02-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 19,052
Posted By abshipp

This frame has been hanging for a year or so....

This frame has been hanging for a year or so. Built a new wheelset with Origin8 hubs and H Plus Son TB14 rims, and recruited an amalgamation of new and vintage parts to complete the build.

Needs...
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By SDHawk

Thanks for the info! I sold it last week to a guy...

Thanks for the info! I sold it last week to a guy who had been wanting one for years. I sold it a lot cheaper than you suggested, but still made a good profit. I got decent interest at that price,...
10-30-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 19,052
Posted By Swampthing

I’m really enjoying this old KHS frame. ...

I’m really enjoying this old KHS frame.

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10-29-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 19,052
Posted By pbass

Yet another configuration of my Cross Check--just...

Yet another configuration of my Cross Check--just went back to singlespeed/drop bars and loving it. Ritchey Ergomax bars, Gevenalle brake levers. Mostly trail riding, lotsa hills, 34x18 currently....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2,116
Views: 524,200
Posted By darkmoon

When, for example, she invited me in 1974 to join...

When, for example, she invited me in 1974 to join her in watching the finish of the Tour de France at the Stade Municipale de Vincennes,

I ostentatiously chose instead to spend the day with a...
10-24-22, 02:22 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 19,052
Posted By th3realmckay

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10-09-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 19,052
Posted By geomiko

Recently did a full rebuild on my 1980s Serotta...

Recently did a full rebuild on my 1980s Serotta Club Special:



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10-07-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,196
Posted By Chuckk

I'm working on this '89 Quantum I picked up last...

I'm working on this '89 Quantum I picked up last weekend from the friend of the original owner. It had been parked for about 20 years.
Not quite as pretty as those.
Still have my '98 Quantum Race....
10-07-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By Crankycrank

+1 with post #6 and it looks like the rivets on...

+1 with post #6 and it looks like the rivets on the outer side already have a small hole that can be used as a drill guide. Should be easy.
10-06-22, 10:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By FBinNY

The earlier advice, especially starting the...

The earlier advice, especially starting the pedals from the opposite side is a good place to start, and odds are that'll do the trick

FWIW older Campy cranks had Whitworth threads. Though the...
10-06-22, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By UnCruel

You can drill the rivet heads out. Use a drill...

You can drill the rivet heads out. Use a drill bit the same or greater diameter as the hole they fasten through. Center the drill in the rivet head as best you can (start with a center punch, if...
10-06-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Have you tried to run the pedals in from the...

Have you tried to run the pedals in from the crank arm back sides? I have seen the outer face of the crank arm pedal hole become slightly damaged from the pedal axle's shoulder digging into the arm...
10-06-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,278
Posted By cyccommute

Just to be clear, I tried Yan’s “snot” experiment...

Just to be clear, I tried Yan’s “snot” experiment yesterday. I took a mouthful of water, went hard into a corner, dropped water from my mouth on the inside of the corner as I went around the corner,...
10-05-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,666
Posted By nlerner

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10-04-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,278
Posted By Kapusta

It was good work,

It was good work,
10-03-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 19,052
Posted By Senrab62

Saturday ride

Spicer cycles triple triangle. Nice 30 piece ride on Saturday. Absolutely beautiful weather here in the Midwest.
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09-28-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 971
Posted By wellerchap

Thank you everyone - even SurferRosa :) Had a...

Thank you everyone - even SurferRosa :)
Had a productive day today....the bottom bracket cup came out using the pipe wrench, held in place with bolt & large washers - it was VERY tight, and was the...
09-26-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,624
Posted By trucklet

OP thanks for posting instead of just doing it....

OP thanks for posting instead of just doing it. Always enjoyable to read threads like these.

They're your wheels, do what you want.
09-25-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,017
Posted By Charles Wahl

I have a couple, both bought as frames with the...

I have a couple, both bought as frames with the damage disclosed:

Motobécane Team Champion 1984...
09-25-22, 02:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By stringmaster

Quantum triple with Shimano 105 and Rolf wheels,...

Quantum triple with Shimano 105 and Rolf wheels, ice blue fade.
09-24-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 19,052
Posted By markwesti

This started out as a Cannondale SR300 road bike...

This started out as a Cannondale SR300 road bike from the 80's. When I got it , it was just a frame and fork . First task was to make the track forks , I cut around the drop outs (they were vertical)...
09-21-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,017
Posted By gugie

This one came and went to the Atelier recently....

This one came and went to the Atelier recently. Riv and Dale Rambouillet. Happens to the best of 'em. Customer called Riv, Dale sent out a new dropout they had.
...
09-19-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,138
Posted By byscott

Suit yourself, buckwheat. I’ve been doing this...

Suit yourself, buckwheat. I’ve been doing this stuff forty years, including a couple stints in bike shops. I have a couple bikes with mechanical discs. He’s got one brake that works like he thinks it...
09-19-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,138
Posted By byscott

Swap the front and rear brakes. If the front...

Swap the front and rear brakes. If the front brake still bites hard, it’s not the brake or the pads. If the rear brake still doesn’t bite, it’s a cable/lever/rotor issue.

Swap the rotors. If the...
09-19-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,138
Posted By shawnin van

answered all questions....

answered all questions....
09-12-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,278
Posted By Yan

Hey I appreciate the experiment. However as I...

Hey I appreciate the experiment. However as I said this is buckling, not the effect of lateral force on the spaghetti. My assumption was correct that you are getting these confused with each other.
...
09-12-22, 06:00 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,278
Posted By WizardOfBoz

The cited paper, above, notes how as you...

The cited paper, above, notes how as you overtighten spokes, the wheel becomes metastable. That is it remains round and flat unless there's a bit of a disturbance. This might be a lateral force or...
09-08-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,278
Posted By Kai Winters

If your method works for you...it works

If your method works for you...it works
09-08-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,278
Posted By pdlamb

Similar to Tolstoy's "All happy families are the...

Similar to Tolstoy's "All happy families are the same. Every unhappy family is unhappy in a different way." For bicycles, all happy rides are the same (at least as far as the chain doesn't break,...
09-08-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,278
Posted By Mr. 66

Oh freaking blah, blah, blah, you just said...

Oh freaking blah, blah, blah, you just said cornering is worse than a crash a bit ago.
09-08-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,278
Posted By Kapusta

Because it is not and he knows it.

Because it is not and he knows it.
09-08-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,278
Posted By Kapusta

Easier to just to flip the bike upside down and...

Easier to just to flip the bike upside down and have two hands free.

Captain Obvious.

(sigh….)
09-08-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,278
Posted By Inusuit

Okay, Cap'n Condescension. I've known how to...

Okay, Cap'n Condescension. I've known how to remove a wheel and fix a flat for 50 years. Sigh... What you haven't explained is why you think it's wrong to place the bike upside down to do so.
09-08-22, 01:47 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,278
Posted By Yan

What do you mean I got my head handed to me? I...

What do you mean I got my head handed to me? I thought you realized your mistake and we moved on after you admitted it? You're now saying you won? Here is the exact quote of you admitting your...
09-07-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 475
Posted By j_scott_elblein

lol, thanks bud. Can your magic 8 ball see the...

lol, thanks bud. Can your magic 8 ball see the vid I posted? ;)
09-06-22, 04:58 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,278
Posted By Hondo6

Actually, it most definitely can. I managed...

Actually, it most definitely can.

I managed to hit some debris once (fair-sized rock or piece of concrete in the road that I didn't notice in time to avoid safely) and do exactly that. I didn't...
08-22-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,851
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Thanks for calling me out and I stand corrected....

Thanks for calling me out and I stand corrected. I am impressed with frame builders especially the hobbyists who spend countless hours finishing and adding details to turn their frames into...
08-22-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,851
Posted By scarlson

Yeah I mean I hate to say I agree with the...

Yeah I mean I hate to say I agree with the general sentiment, just not the delivery. I've been through it too - learn about framebuilding and you find out there's a ton of lore, fuss, and mystique...
08-19-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,851
Posted By bikemig

I have two fillet brazed machines. Both are nice...

I have two fillet brazed machines. Both are nice bikes but neither is a top end machine. One is a 1972 Schwinn Sports Tourer; the other a late 50s Claud Butler Jubilee that I need to build up one of...
08-06-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 357
Posted By cxwrench

CXP rims and Helium wheels were pretty good. The...

CXP rims and Helium wheels were pretty good. The Helium was basically a normal OP box section rim w/ Mavic manufactured hubs. The freehub was even good on those, it had 2 bearings like virtually...
08-02-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,851
Posted By Cynikal

All of this is 100% spot on.

All of this is 100% spot on.
08-02-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 357
Posted By cxwrench

^This^ Threading a rim for an oversize,...

^This^ Threading a rim for an oversize, proprietary nipple? Stress riser maybe? I have never liked the Ksyrium wheels at all. Not aero. Not light. Proprietary everything. The worst freehub ever made....
07-30-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,851
Posted By bulgie

There are various ways that have been used in the...

There are various ways that have been used in the past. In the early '70s, a couple of Italian builders I'm aware of and at least a couple British bikes I saw had Campy brake centerbolts brazed on....
07-25-22, 09:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 449
Posted By MudPie

You're asking some good questions! 1. Like you,...

You're asking some good questions!
1. Like you, I would expect the front chainrings to wear because they're usually made of aluminum (softer material than the steel chain and steel rear cogs). As...
07-25-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 449
Posted By andrewclaus

1) Chainrings are generally larger and rotate...

1) Chainrings are generally larger and rotate less, and they're thicker material.
2) KMC makes a sprocket check tool, but the lead mechanic in a shop where I got some training didn't trust it....
07-25-22, 05:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 449
Posted By Bike Gremlin

I put a new chain and test if it skips under...

I put a new chain and test if it skips under load.
All the other methods are not very accurate.
Visual inspection especially.
Visual inspection works OK for the fornt chainrings, but not for the...
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