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08-12-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,847
Posted By nlerner

I'm hard-pressed to think of what got worse.

I'm hard-pressed to think of what got worse.
08-11-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 233
Posted By Canker

To clarify any cassette with a 10 tooth at the...

To clarify any cassette with a 10 tooth at the beginning of the cassette means a new freehub body. Anything that starts with an 11 will work fine with what you have.
11-42/50/whatever = fine...
08-10-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 631
Posted By Pop N Wood

Too funny. I just converted a 3x MTB to...

Too funny.

I just converted a 3x MTB to electric.

Now it is 1x.

Everybody wins.
08-09-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 5,962
Posted By wolfchild

The reception to this thread has been very strong.

The reception to this thread has been very strong.
08-09-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 750
Posted By Miele Man

The nice thing with Unuglide cogs is that you can...

The nice thing with Unuglide cogs is that you can reverse all but the smallest screwed on one and thus nearly double the life of the cassette. I hope you have a cassette and not a freewheel....
08-08-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,269
Posted By fietsbob

AC in the Bar With a Pint :beer:

AC in the Bar With a Pint :beer:
08-08-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 750
Posted By Salamandrine

That can happen... ;) For (2), I'm...

That can happen... ;)

For (2), I'm suggesting using a wheel as a derailleur hanger alignment tool. It doesn't matter if it's 126, but it does need to be a traditional threaded axle hub. Rear axles...
08-08-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,269
Posted By basscadet

These threads just attract try-hards with their...

These threads just attract try-hards with their glorious stories of 110F texas heat century rides. (Nobody cares)

cycling is a hobby for me, I don't get paid to do it, therefore I stop riding...
08-08-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 557
Posted By cyccommute

A properly built wheel shouldn’t require a...

A properly built wheel shouldn’t require a quarter turn at any point in it’s life. A quarter turn of a spoke nipple is a major adjustment. The problem with most machine built wheels is that they...
08-07-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 557
Posted By RiceAWay

My experience is that machine build wheels are...

My experience is that machine build wheels are generally better than those build by a man and I build wheels all the time - or did until good wheels became cheaper than buying a set of good spokes.
08-07-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,210
Posted By miamijim

Nice bike. A lower profile saddle and higher...

Nice bike.

A lower profile saddle and higher profile pedals will help with the seat post height.
08-07-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 881
Posted By BobbyG

SVTNate It could be your neck. Back in 2010 I...

SVTNate It could be your neck. Back in 2010 I developed a bulging disk on the left side of my neck. But I felt it in my left arm. When the physician touched the side of my neck, it felt as if he...
08-07-20, 01:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 567
Posted By merziac

I have never worried about it one way or the...

I have never worried about it one way or the other, mix and match, trial and error, yes it fits, yes it works, done. ;)

As a professional mechanic I can't even begin to count the number of times I...
08-07-20, 12:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,210
Posted By scozim

Yard/estate sale part 2 - custom bike

I posted about the yard/estate sale buy from this past weekend (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1209172-first-good-yard-sale-find-couple-questions.html) that was really like a swap meet....
08-06-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,905
Posted By BlazingPedals

The bike doesn't win the race. The drugs do.

The bike doesn't win the race. The drugs do.
08-05-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,131
Posted By 63rickert

First off rather a lot of us used slotted cleats...

First off rather a lot of us used slotted cleats with clips and straps and also used a variety of clipless and never once fell. Not because of shoes. Given the C&V demographic now is not a good time...
08-05-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 829
Posted By 79pmooney

Sure, I'd ride it on the trainer, I'd mark the...

Sure, I'd ride it on the trainer, I'd mark the crack ends with marker or tape and perhaps make an adjustment to my trainer setup so if I fell, I wouldn't suffer serious injury. If I did hit the...
08-03-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 5,962
Posted By shelbyfv

All sound like a good ideas. Will they work from...

All sound like a good ideas. Will they work from a basement?
08-03-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,131
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Early in this post, you mentioned changing...

Early in this post, you mentioned changing pedals. Below is a poster of Mark Allen, the guy who was the athlete that Nike associated with the product. Not a great shot of the pedals, but those sure...
08-02-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 5,962
Posted By indyfabz

I spend multiple days in a row with no service...

I spend multiple days in a row with no service while doing self-contained touring. Hell. I toured for mounts without a phone. HTFU.

Whatís your plan?


:lol:
07-31-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 686
Posted By woodcraft

Sodium hydroxide will dissolve those rims in...

Sodium hydroxide will dissolve those rims in pretty short order...
07-28-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,988
Posted By nlerner

Clearly, you all need to think bigger: ...

Clearly, you all need to think bigger:
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1300x956/shanghai_china_water_carrier_bbry51_c690bae1698f8dde6259bac445568d18554846f9.jpg
07-27-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,988
Posted By 3speedslow

If your bike truly demands suffering on your...

If your bike truly demands suffering on your part, hydrate well beforehand and go with what you got. Find water as you go. Wear the salt with pride and your bike will love you for it.

Or, do the...
07-27-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,988
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Get a Zefal pump peg...

Get a Zefal pump peg (http://www.zefal.com/en/pumps/261-pump-pegs-xxl-.html) for the top tube and clamps to hold a water bottle on the seat tube (DMR clamp...
07-27-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,988
Posted By scarlson

Under the downtube with clamp-on cage, like an...

Under the downtube with clamp-on cage, like an old tourer? If you situate it right, the bottle won't decrease ground clearance and you can fit a decent sized one under there.
07-27-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 415
Posted By abshipp

Looks like you've got a good solution already,...

Looks like you've got a good solution already, but I'll still suggest this for anyone else who has an issue like this or has an undrilled track fork.

Seisakusho Detachable Front Brake Mount...
07-27-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 628
Posted By DorkDisk

I have nothing good to say about stock wheels.

I have nothing good to say about stock wheels.
07-27-20, 12:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By Amt0571

I've been using Finish Line mineral brake fluid...

I've been using Finish Line mineral brake fluid for 7 or 8 years. I have bled all my mineral oil brakes with it, including Shimano and Magura, and it was surely mixed with original fluids as I didn't...
07-26-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 415
Posted By JohnDThompson

A 1/4" steel rod would probably fill the hole...

A 1/4" steel rod would probably fill the hole nicely. I'd worry about the drill bit wandering into the softer brass if a brass rod was used.
07-26-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 895
Posted By Troul

Depends on how the rider is dressed. They could...

Depends on how the rider is dressed. They could be 100% drag, or just crossed slightly.
07-25-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,704
Posted By cb400bill

I'm not sure how I could get down to only four...

I'm not sure how I could get down to only four...
07-25-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,397
Posted By Darth Lefty

A gravel bike is a kind of road bike. A mountain...

A gravel bike is a kind of road bike. A mountain bike just isnít
07-25-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 543
Posted By wgscott

It's a through-axle.

It's a through-axle.
07-24-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,738
Posted By woofy

Glad you are Okay. Another version of road rage...

Glad you are Okay. Another version of road rage I'll wager. You were an easy target. Honestly, get a plate or a partial and report it to the authorities as an assault. Let them sort it out.
...
07-22-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,939
Posted By Mulberry20

That is a beauty. I bet the bottom bracket and...

That is a beauty. I bet the bottom bracket and seat post donít squeak. 😂
07-22-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 926
Posted By steelbikeguy

as much as I use Shoe Goo and contact cement, I...

as much as I use Shoe Goo and contact cement, I suggest consulting a professional!

I had a very similar failure in some old Duegi shoes and went to the local cobbler (shoe repair shop). These...
07-21-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By BCDrums

I had something similar at one time, but my 1990...

I had something similar at one time, but my 1990 bike has no nuts. Like our president. 🤣
07-20-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 388
Posted By ljsense

One more thought, since I haven't seen it...

One more thought, since I haven't seen it offered, is just to sell them as is, with the damage clearly labeled and pictured.

Then if the spokes or nipples or a busted carbon hoop are worth...
07-19-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,437
Posted By pvillemasher

I'd rather ride what I like and spend the 10...

I'd rather ride what I like and spend the 10 minutes or so once or twice every year to fix a flat
07-19-20, 12:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,501
Posted By MarcusT

The bike looks like it was abandoned, I believe...

The bike looks like it was abandoned, I believe they're using squatter's rights :p
07-14-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By Koyote

I was going to post this same response. You want...

I was going to post this same response. You want those parts to shift around - if bolted on too tightly, the impact would be more likely to break something.

The scratches look like no big deal to...
07-14-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 819
Posted By bikemig

Agreed those calipers won't do the job but there...

Agreed those calipers won't do the job but there are plenty of calipers that will, including the weinman center pulls that came stock on the bike.

The frame won't limit the OP though. The frame...
07-12-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,339
Posted By Pop N Wood

I've had mixed luck with files for jobs like...

I've had mixed luck with files for jobs like that. A thread chase is risky because you first need to thread it on. With a screwed up first thread there is a high chance of cross threading.

With...
07-12-20, 04:24 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,676
Posted By TiHabanero

Always I forget that most participants on the...

Always I forget that most participants on the bike forum are enthusiasts. For the person that is into the sport or hobby there is no end to "performance" upgrades. For the average person that rides a...
07-11-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,676
Posted By WhyFi

Oh - were you the guy in the other thread that...

Oh - were you the guy in the other thread that didn't have the mechanical aptitude to install the Speedplays? Condolences.
07-10-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,325
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I always hear that technical and engineering...

I always hear that technical and engineering upgrades start at Dura-Ace, then 'trickle-down' to Ultegra, which then trickles to 105, which then trickles to... yadayada. Pretty safe bet it almost...
07-07-20, 03:34 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,048
Posted By indyfabz

Donít see any appreciable difference between...

Donít see any appreciable difference between before and after. Ugly is ugly.
07-07-20, 12:41 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,048
Posted By gravel.n.mud

But I hate riding ugly bikes :lol:

But I hate riding ugly bikes :lol:
07-06-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 12,060
Posted By Leinster

The '50s? You're not even back to the days of...

The '50s? You're not even back to the days of nailing wooden soles to the pedals when you go back that far. Maurice Garin had clips (but no straps) on his 1903 race-winning bike, and I bet most of...
07-06-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 925
Posted By bmcer

Have you thought of trying the Velocity Veloplugs...

Have you thought of trying the Velocity Veloplugs rim plugs? If it's a double walled rim, they work nicely.
https://www.amazon.com/Velocity-Veloplugs-Rim-Plugs-Bag/dp/B07BQBSDYF
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