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09-02-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By Lbxpdx

Yard sale find

I guess Iím out of date, but I was surprised to find a disc break bike at a yard sale. The hanger was bent and the rear derailleur needs to be replaced as the bump that the stop hits busted off, but...
08-26-22, 11:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 454
Posted By Camilo

If all you're looking for is an easier way to...

If all you're looking for is an easier way to apply a bike patch sized amount of the glue, get some "acid brushes". They're small, cheap, reusable, but disposible if/when they're messed up available...
08-23-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 454
Posted By Crankycrank

Store the can upside down. Same effect as sealant...

Store the can upside down. Same effect as sealant in tubeless tires. Any slight leaks in the cap that allow evaporation will be sealed by the fluid.
08-19-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4,642
Views: 718,952
Posted By terrymorse

From this week's "camp-and-bike" trip to the High...

From this week's "camp-and-bike" trip to the High Sierra.

Mechanical issues meant the bike riding was a bust, but the sunrise scenery was grand.

...
Forum: Touring
08-17-22, 10:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,519
Posted By MarcusT

If there is a high risk of theft, I would get...

If there is a high risk of theft, I would get steel cable or light chain locks that wrap around the panniers through the wheels. Anything else take with you.
08-17-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 764
Posted By markk900

Oh here they are togetherÖ ...

Oh here they are togetherÖ
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08-15-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,085
Posted By mstateglfr

If you want to ride gravel roads, and not just...

If you want to ride gravel roads, and not just hardpack limestone paths, perhaps a tire wider than 32 will help make for a more enjoyable experience.
Many touring bikes from the 80s had geometry...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-22, 09:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 762
Posted By Moisture

Go as thick as you can fit into your frame. ...

Go as thick as you can fit into your frame.

Or get a gravel bike. The geometry on mine is almost identical to a typical road bike; just clearance for wider tires. The 650b wheelset on mine will...
08-12-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 893
Posted By smontanaro

I performed the experiment - brake pad toe-in

I have anodized rims on my Redcay (currently Ambrosio Synthesis Durex, but something else originally).The brakes have always screamed like banshees. It's been hanging in the basement for a long...
08-10-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 764
Posted By markk900

Grail Bike - but not in the way you might think

I finally caught a grail bike today - a Peugeot AO-8 from 1974 or 75Ö. What! Are Markís standards so out of whack a lowly entry level bike boom Pug is a grail bike?

Let me explain: I have owned...
08-08-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 519
Posted By JacobLee

That's a beauty! How cool that you still have it!...

That's a beauty! How cool that you still have it!

I picked a very similar tandem up on Saturday with a free sign on the top tube. It has a number of similarities as far as frame configuration, but...
08-08-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 519
Posted By bentaxle

R+E tandem: mid 80s

I don't start many new threads, but I was asking Bulgie if maybe he built this tandem. Apparently it was built just after he left R+E, but his spirit is probably in the frame, since he trained his...
08-07-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By Camilo

But to answer your actual question - no it...

But to answer your actual question - no it doesn't, and it isn't a stupid question.

If you don't shift down to the smallest sprocket, but are somewhere in the middle, It's best if you put it back...
08-07-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,690
Posted By rekmeyata

Gorilla glue won't hold up because it won't...

Gorilla glue won't hold up because it won't stretch as the tube expands with air. You would be better off for about 12 hours using the black Gorilla tape!

Rema is the best in the USA, as others...
08-07-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By alcjphil

No. Shift the rear shifter to the smallest cog....

No. Shift the rear shifter to the smallest cog. Most rear shifters have number 1 as the largest cog not the smallest. You don't have to touch the front shifter
08-07-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By Steve B.

Easiest method for R wheel removal and install is...

Easiest method for R wheel removal and install is to shift chain down to smallest cog. Makes it easier to get the chain back on the cassette when putting wheel back.
08-07-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,546
Posted By zandoval

Me too... Thanks 10wheels... ...

Me too... Thanks 10wheels...

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08-07-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,546
Posted By CheGiantForLife

I just ordered this for $8 ...

I just ordered this for $8
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08-04-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,848
Posted By cyccommute

Go back and look at magnitude of the range. The...

Go back and look at magnitude of the range. The chart is showing a range of 4.5 W to 8 W or a total of 3.5 W of difference. ďHorribleĒ is a relative term when speaking of such small differences. ...
08-03-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,658
Posted By Doug Fattic

:) Just to be clear, i'm not opposed to using a...

:) Just to be clear, i'm not opposed to using a 2X4 when I am not strong enough to budge something. I've used them on stubborn frames attached to my alignment table. I don't think they should be used...
08-02-22, 10:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,658
Posted By Lenton58

I'll add a couple of stuffs, although it looks...

I'll add a couple of stuffs, although it looks like it maybe superfluous:

• The sports bike LBS I went to for years refused to do it. And they were adamant. They would do anything else and...
08-02-22, 08:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,848
Posted By cyccommute

That’s not what the data says. One isn’t better...

That’s not what the data says. One isn’t better than the other. Wear intervals for either lubricant is the same. Friction wise, the range is very narrow on the order of 1.5 watts or less. On Ceramic...
08-02-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,848
Posted By cyccommute

The problem with this idea is that oil flows. If...

The problem with this idea is that oil flows. If you are wiping off ďexcessĒ oil, you are removing oil that can flow back into the chain. At some point, the oil will all flow away. The other...
08-02-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,848
Posted By cyccommute

First, White Lightning doesnít wash off. Itís a...

First, White Lightning doesnít wash off. Itís a wax which is even more hydrophobic than oilÖand oil is completely hydrophobic. That old ďoil and water donít mixĒ thing is a statement of polarity....
08-02-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,658
Posted By Doug Fattic

I'm assuming you are referring to the string...

I'm assuming you are referring to the string around the head tube and attached to each dropout and then measure the distance from the string to the seat tube, yes? This is not a good system and does...
08-02-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,658
Posted By Doug Fattic

I would define a "professional" as someone that...

I would define a "professional" as someone that has the proper tools, knowledge and experience to do the job right. Look at the pictures in my post #18. There is a lot of expense in specialized...
08-02-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,658
Posted By Doug Fattic

I am a framebuilder that has spread rear...

I am a framebuilder that has spread rear triangles hundreds of times in my career. The process can be reversed if one wants to take it back to original specs. It is possible to do it yourself but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-22, 05:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 555
Posted By Chuck M

I would try every lube that gets posted in this...

I would try every lube that gets posted in this thread on individual links of my chains.

But none of my chains are that long.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-22, 04:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 555
Posted By seypat

Good to know for the future. Now if someone...

Good to know for the future. Now if someone would please tell me what kind of lube I need to use, I'd be set.
07-31-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,848
Posted By cyccommute

Grime isnít a given. Iíve ridden tens of...

Grime isnít a given. Iíve ridden tens of thousands of miles on dirt roads without collecting grime. Grime comes from using the wrong lubricant. As a long term user of White Lightning, I donít have...
07-29-22, 10:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,848
Posted By rsbob

From Bike Hike. ...

From Bike Hike. https://cyclinghikes.com/what-does-a-dirty-bike-chain-do/“How much difference does a clean bike chain make?It’ll Make You Faster There’s a cheaper, more ethical solution. A clean,...
07-25-22, 05:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,030
Posted By RB1-luvr

New Bike Saturday - Trek 520

After looking for a replacement for my 2009 Windsor Tourist for a couple years, I decided to buy this 2023 Trek 520. I'm tickled. I traveled three hours north from central CT to Waterbury VT to buy...
07-24-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,379
Posted By bikemig

The narrator could use a sense of humor. The...

The narrator could use a sense of humor. The video sounds like someone's idea of one of the bad training movies they sometimes make you watch at work . . .

I like vintage bikes because all the...
07-24-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,379
Posted By steelbikeguy

Any vintage bike that falls into Randy's hands...

Any vintage bike that falls into Randy's hands will think it has arrived at the gates of heaven, at least based on the photos of his bikes! :)

The idea of lasting a long time is an interesting...
07-24-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,397
Posted By Bald Paul

Ride went well. With 32C tires (vs my other bike...

Ride went well. With 32C tires (vs my other bike with 25's) the ride was very comfortable. It took a bit to get accustomed to the SRAM shifter operation, but eventually I got to the point where I...
07-23-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,198
Posted By WGB

Randy _ that was a tongue in cheek comment! Lots...

Randy _ that was a tongue in cheek comment! Lots of us find stuff people are dumping but $1000 buys a lot of bikes!!!
07-23-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,198
Posted By randyjawa

I like to find bikes at the dump - but...

My youngest daughter and I go to the dump, to scavenge, a couple of times a week. Needless to say, I look for old road bikes (there was a youth's Glider road bike there today, a Fuji mountain bike...
07-22-22, 01:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Bought a Mountain Bike Today

Actually a used mountain bike. Iím spending a month in Honolulu and had been getting around on the Biki rental bikes which are all over the area. But the rentals are only 3 speeds, and the hills...
07-21-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,067
Posted By cyccommute

Itís only troublesome because people make it that...

Itís only troublesome because people make it that way. A chain is a wear item. You can do nothing to make keep the chain from wearing. Obsessing about chain maintenance wonít change anything. ...
07-20-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,361
Posted By RB1-luvr

I've ridden 1.5" grooved slicks on a 26" mtb and...

I've ridden 1.5" grooved slicks on a 26" mtb and maintained fairly fast road average speeds. It was fun. As someone mentioned though, the gearing was a little off for the speeds.
07-20-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,361
Posted By t2p

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07-19-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,570
Posted By greatbasin

The steel frame is fine indeed, and there are a...

The steel frame is fine indeed, and there are a great many classic and vintage bicycles that are undeniably worthy. If you don't ride fast and are the least bit concerned about comfort, I second the...
07-19-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,570
Posted By 70sSanO

Want more comfort? Change your rim profile...

Want more comfort?

Change your rim profile and tires.

John

Edit… Shallower rim and wider tires. A few more spokes wouldn’t hurt. A little less time spent pumping up the tires is a plus.
07-18-22, 10:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,607
Posted By t2p

sweet bike and rare - didn't see too many...

sweet bike

and rare - didn't see too many ... maybe seen one or two (?)

it's a keeper in my book
07-18-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,607
Posted By timsch

That sounds like as good a plan as any. I can...

That sounds like as good a plan as any. I can afford to keep it and get another.

As far as original goes, the original shifters were missing when I got it, but otherwise had stock components. ...
07-18-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 895
Posted By Ironfish653

Iíd say fix it up. Itís always nice to have a...

Iíd say fix it up. Itís always nice to have a spare bike; and if you do a lot of different kinds of riding, you can fit the bikes out to be better for certain kinds of rides.

Hereís a few of mine;...
07-18-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 317
Posted By bboy314

I would get more info on that wheelset, maybe...

I would get more info on that wheelset, maybe some pictures. As far as I know Maillard hubs were only made in a freewheel or helicomatic cassette version, neither of which would work with a 9 speed...
07-14-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,520
Posted By Herzlos

Why? For a cheap steel bike 28lbs isn't actually...

Why? For a cheap steel bike 28lbs isn't actually that bad. My wifes' city bike was 38lbs.

My lightweight alloy $1200 road bike is 23lbs, and I don't think you really get much lower than that...
07-14-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,520
Posted By cb400bill

28 lbs is lightweight...compared to a vintage...

28 lbs is lightweight...compared to a vintage Schwinn Varsity.
07-14-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 667
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1986) NISHIKI International

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