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08-12-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,855
Posted By rosefarts

I have an 86 Spectrum and an 03 Tallerico. Both...

I have an 86 Spectrum and an 03 Tallerico. Both amazing.

There's no comparison though.

Ergo bars, ergo shifters, shift ramps, titanium and carbon fiber bits. There is a little more than 4...
08-12-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 929
Posted By rosefarts

I just got a couple add ons from a final house...

I just got a couple add ons from a final house clean of the previous owner.

A silca pump painted to match the bike. Like perfectly. Makes me think Tom Kellogg painted it.

An adjustable tension...
08-11-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 370
Posted By rosefarts

I had Stan's Alpha wheels and those tires....

I had Stan's Alpha wheels and those tires. Perfect fit and it would have been easy to put a tube in without levers.

Not that I ever had to, I did top them up once after a pretty big cut, but it...
08-10-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 233
Posted By rosefarts

Pretty sure the 10-51 is a 12 speed, not 10. ...

Pretty sure the 10-51 is a 12 speed, not 10.

I think in 10 you can get 11-46 from Sunrace. I run their 11-42 and I like it.

To run anything with a 10, you'll need a different freehub body,...
08-10-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 601
Posted By rosefarts

So I've never had one. I build a fair amount of...

So I've never had one. I build a fair amount of wheels for myself and always have had good luck. No failures and everything stays true. I only weigh 140 but I do ride pretty hard.

I guage my...
08-10-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By rosefarts

Why would the chainline change if you put a new...

Why would the chainline change if you put a new ring in the exact same place? Does it currently work? If so, you're probably fine since you never shift the front anyway.

I like narrow wide but I'm...
08-10-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 631
Posted By rosefarts

That was in response to someone who responded to...

That was in response to someone who responded to me, to school me on how I ought to use the chainrings on my mountain bike.

The OP was clear about what he has and I gave suggestions based on that....
08-10-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By rosefarts

Unicorn tire, I hope this exists.

I'm in a location where I'm going to be hammering on shale for the next year or so.

I got two sidewall cuts in the first month on a 2.2 Race King. It's toast now. I thought the tire rode better...
08-10-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 733
Posted By rosefarts

The race Kings roll fast. I like the traction. ...

The race Kings roll fast. I like the traction.

If you ride shale, the sidewalls aren't up to the task. I got a huge gash, that I tried like hell to repair but ultimately, is not salvageable -...
08-10-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 398
Posted By rosefarts

1x10 works great and provides plenty of range. ...

1x10 works great and provides plenty of range.

I wouldn't do it on a 20+ year old bike that wasn't all that great to begin with. Clean the bike up and replace cables and housing. If you've...
08-10-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 631
Posted By rosefarts

I said mountain bike. Anymore, unless we're...

I said mountain bike.

Anymore, unless we're talking about the vintage MTB groups, we should assume that mountain bikes are 1x unless explicitly stated otherwise.

And yes, 1x itself is likely...
08-09-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 631
Posted By rosefarts

None of my road bikes do this but my mountain...

None of my road bikes do this but my mountain bike does. They all shift excellent.

I'm not going to change the chainline on it, it works too well to mess up.

The only way it's a problem is...
08-09-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 5,972
Posted By rosefarts

Several years ago I spent a month in a southern...

Several years ago I spent a month in a southern fjord of Greenland climbing big walls. I wasn't entirely alone but I think it was frequently several days without seeing anyone. Especially if it...
08-08-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 751
Posted By rosefarts

I can't remember either. I don't ride this bike...

I can't remember either. I don't ride this bike too often to keep it pristine.

I have two brand new DA UG chains I could use. I don't like their construction, I thought the hg40 would be an...
08-08-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 751
Posted By rosefarts

Post 1, post 5

Post 1, post 5
08-08-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 404
Posted By rosefarts

One of my exes is Argentinian, I understand you...

One of my exes is Argentinian, I understand you quite well!
08-08-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 751
Posted By rosefarts

Canklecat, I have a 13-24 by 53-42, so it's...

Canklecat, I have a 13-24 by 53-42, so it's definitely not a climber. I could find a 13-30 Uniglide mountain bike cassette and use my DA lockring, I think, but am unsure if it would shift well. It's...
08-08-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 751
Posted By rosefarts

Funny thing about this bike, it was basically a...

Funny thing about this bike, it was basically a time capsule find. I think it had between 500-1000 miles and was only ridden the first 2 years of it's existence. It could be more than that but not...
08-08-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 615
Posted By rosefarts

I have made a Campy short cage shift a 12-30 with...

I have made a Campy short cage shift a 12-30 with a bit of head scratching.

I tried a Miche 13-29 and almost immediately went to Campy. It just shifted like crap. I might have gotten a bad one,...
08-08-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 639
Posted By rosefarts

At the speed he approached, probably not. This is...

At the speed he approached, probably not. This is a case to take luck over planning I think.
08-08-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 751
Posted By rosefarts

The hanger looked very straight just by using the...

The hanger looked very straight just by using the wheel trick. So I spent the next half hour building an actual tool out of an old axle. And, it's totally straight.

I really am beginning to think...
08-08-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 751
Posted By rosefarts

We're on to something. I just checked that the...

We're on to something. I just checked that the rear wheel was in all the way, it was out by a teeny bit. When I corrected it, the shifting got worse! I'm back in familiar territory, it's acting like...
08-08-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 751
Posted By rosefarts

My 1 year old dumped the bike over on the...

My 1 year old dumped the bike over on the driveside a couple days ago because he's 1 and pulls on everything.

Makes me wonder if it had a harder fall than I initially thought.

Can you elaborate...
08-08-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 751
Posted By rosefarts

I rode 30 miles on a Campy Chorus group I'd done...

I rode 30 miles on a Campy Chorus group I'd done that to before figuring it out. The chain has nearly ground the tab off that derailleur. Still works.

No, this one is routed correctly.

By spot...
08-08-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 751
Posted By rosefarts

It's a cassette and it's a complete 7400 group....

It's a cassette and it's a complete 7400 group. It's still there when on friction too, since I wondered the same thing.
08-08-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 751
Posted By rosefarts

​​​​​​ So yeah, slight brain fart on the UG. I...

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So yeah, slight brain fart on the UG. I conflated U, G, T, Shimano and Campy and arrived at Ultraglide. I think they sell that in the adult store.

It's Dura Ace 7400 Uniglide, that's a...
08-08-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 751
Posted By rosefarts

I thing UG actually stands for uniglide and I...

I thing UG actually stands for uniglide and I can't seem to edit the title. Uniglide, Shimano UG. That's what I meant to say.
08-08-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 751
Posted By rosefarts

How smooth was uniglide

Sorry for yet another thread about the same bike.

6 speed Dura Ave 7400 UG

Very recently overhauled and very low miles prior to the overhaul.

I had the fortune of riding some very smooth...
08-08-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,270
Posted By rosefarts

I quit early on a century yesterday, got 85 miles...

I quit early on a century yesterday, got 85 miles instead. It was pushing mid to upper 90s.

I had an early start and it was nice for a while but a wind slowed me down and I had one pass near my...
08-08-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,048
Posted By rosefarts

I can see your handlebars through the tape. ...

I can see your handlebars through the tape.

Are we looking at a little mistake by your brake hoods or has the tape moved a little in that time?
08-08-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 5,972
Posted By rosefarts

Silly me but I intentionally leave it behind if...

Silly me but I intentionally leave it behind if I'm doing lots of uphill. Phones add 100g+ to your overall ride. That's like hundreds of dollars worth of lightweight parts, for free.

I take it for...
08-08-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 404
Posted By rosefarts

Has the single speed thing fully engulfed...

Has the single speed thing fully engulfed Argentina then also? Don't get me wrong, I've had 4 of them over the years. For beautiful old bikes, I like gears, it makes getting further from home...
08-08-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 691
Posted By rosefarts

I think they're supposed to be shellacked from...

I think they're supposed to be shellacked from what I've read recently. Gives it more color and makes it easier to clean. Without shellac, i i thknit would have to black.

I'll only use black and...
08-08-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 639
Posted By rosefarts

Had my closest call in years

Yesterday, most of my 5.5 hours looked like this.

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Pretty safe...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2,499
Views: 390,823
Posted By rosefarts

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https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20200807_073937373_3a43130c57b6bab4054549fe6a6e44f53df4040d.jpg

Occasional windmill, a few deer, eventually opening up into a...
08-07-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,212
Posted By rosefarts

Not a vintage thing but if you get a Thomson or...

Not a vintage thing but if you get a Thomson or similar post, with it's low profile height and put a super flat seat like an SLR on it, then of course swap the Oreo cookies out for Looks or toe...
08-06-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,005
Posted By rosefarts

I think it's ok to have a good bike that you just...

I think it's ok to have a good bike that you just know will be a classic, if you wait long enough.

Even looking at today's offerings, it's pretty obvious that some stuff is destined to be classic...
08-05-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,131
Posted By rosefarts

Yep, most of the Spectrum time capsule has been...

Yep, most of the Spectrum time capsule has been amazing but the shoes aren't good. I've got the Carbon sole bontragers that look like something from Eroica, so I can always ride those with Keo's.
08-05-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,131
Posted By rosefarts

I actually have that tool for the pedals. It's...

I actually have that tool for the pedals. It's definitely my most specialty tool.

Anyway, I hit a major snag. I went for a couple hours yesterday and had no issue. Mostly empty road but 2 miles of...
08-05-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,048
Posted By rosefarts

Does anyone have any experience shellacking the...

Does anyone have any experience shellacking the padded cloth tape?

Newbaums has neoprene or foam or something bonded underneath the cloth. Would the small amount of give cause shellac to crack or...
08-04-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,131
Posted By rosefarts

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20200620_184016809_hdr_3588a08e5064832c555304f043035288c5a3aa81.jpg
My kid loves his Grandpa's bike. That's 8 speed Dura Ace with...
08-04-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,048
Posted By rosefarts

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20200803_142016089_74182efd7f2fa7e77085bf49021f46eb8a7511e3.jpg
its actually shinier than that, I think my lens is dirty.

So...
08-04-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,048
Posted By rosefarts

Wow, I just learned something new. I've...

Wow, I just learned something new.

I've never seen shellacked cloth tape. It's gorgeous. At least on an old bike it is. Top down looks best, and I've never gone that direction before.

So now...
08-04-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By rosefarts

I have a mid 90s cross rim, a Trek Matrix, and...

I have a mid 90s cross rim, a Trek Matrix, and it's nearly the exact same shape. I think it was $5 at a Co-op.
08-03-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 926
Posted By rosefarts

You got a screaming deal on those wheels. Got any...

You got a screaming deal on those wheels. Got any pics to drool over?

If your bike can fit 28's, try that.

Are you using regular tubes or ultralights? Should be around 100g per tube, otherwise...
08-03-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,131
Posted By rosefarts

Funny you mention Exustar. I nearly ate it hard...

Funny you mention Exustar. I nearly ate it hard the other day on my mountain bike when my foot unexpectedly pulled out of an Exustar SPD copy.

I've got two sets of their pedals on different...
08-03-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,988
Posted By rosefarts

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Pump on the rear triangle. Kinda love this look...
08-03-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,131
Posted By rosefarts

Mr Spadoni, You're right, and clipless was...

Mr Spadoni,

You're right, and clipless was in circulation during this vintage. eBay has some great Dura Ace 7401 pedals and similar Look from the same time (they're all look actually). I've also...
08-03-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,131
Posted By rosefarts

Thanks for all the hints. I tried to change...

Thanks for all the hints.

I tried to change one thing at a time, to better know what the problem was.

First I messed with the leather straps on the pedals. I untwisted one section and raised...
08-03-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By rosefarts

TL easy, it's in the title.

TL easy, it's in the title.
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