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05-05-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 428
Posted By icemilkcoffee

6400 uses the same allen bolt to secure the...

6400 uses the same allen bolt to secure the freehub body as the 6401:
https://si.shimano.com/api/publish/storage/pdf/en/ev/FH-6400/EV-FH-6400-0838B.pdf...
05-05-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 419
Posted By icemilkcoffee

This is the great thing about this forum. It's...

This is the great thing about this forum. It's not often that you actually get to 'meet your maker' :lol:
05-04-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By icemilkcoffee

the 5800 series is 11 speed. Are you somehow...

the 5800 series is 11 speed. Are you somehow mixing 11 speed and 10 speed components?
05-04-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,000
Posted By icemilkcoffee

This would make an awesome yard art piece. Or...

This would make an awesome yard art piece. Or living room art piece. Love the art deco design touches.
05-02-21, 11:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By icemilkcoffee

1. The RD5701 will not work with the 11 speed STI...

1. The RD5701 will not work with the 11 speed STI shifter because the 11 speed groupsets have different pull ratios.
2. As Katsup pointed out, the larger 34T 11 speed cassettes will go on 8-10 hubs....
05-02-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Today I put the finishing touches on. 600...

Today I put the finishing touches on. 600 tri-color FD, RD, crankset; 12-28 7 sp cassette, and 42/52 rings up front....
05-02-21, 12:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By icemilkcoffee

OK! Project Linear is back on track. When we last...

OK! Project Linear is back on track. When we last left off, I had just taken the groupset, wheel, stem, etc off of the Linear to put on my wife's bike. So now the Linear is back to square one....
04-29-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 410
Posted By icemilkcoffee

There are millions of 130mm hub wheels out there....

There are millions of 130mm hub wheels out there. Is there a particular reason why you need to jam a 135mm hub into that frame that likely started out as 120mm, and then got stretched to 126mm, and...
04-08-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,400
Posted By icemilkcoffee

A lot of people have pointed out that putting...

A lot of people have pointed out that putting together a bike will cost more than buying a complete bike. What they neglected , is that the complete bike will also cost more than the complete bike!...
04-08-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,191
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Not that again. That 'debunking' has already been...

Not that again. That 'debunking' has already been debunked:
https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/specials/grand-prix-5000-comparison

They tested the same GP5000 tire in 23,25,28, and 32mm...
04-07-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,847
Posted By icemilkcoffee

When the kids were little, I used to ride my...

When the kids were little, I used to ride my wife's dutch bike with them around the park. It was the best bike for that situation. Low speed, lots of stopping and short distances. And of course I had...
04-02-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 756
Posted By icemilkcoffee

1. Find a bike that will allow you to run the...

1. Find a bike that will allow you to run the widest tires possible. Something like a 2.5" tire.
2. The one type of bike you must stay away from, is the department store bike with freewheels instead...
03-31-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 974
Posted By icemilkcoffee

FSA Metropolis stem. They make these in both 70mm...

FSA Metropolis stem. They make these in both 70mm and 90mm versions:
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/900x829/large_32552_c0c1f91ab410d2345fee3e782a0652003793b5d6.jpg
03-23-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 735
Posted By icemilkcoffee

This is known as a UG/HG hub which can take...

This is known as a UG/HG hub which can take either UG (small cog threaded on) or HG (modern style with the lock ring threaded on) cassettes
03-16-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By icemilkcoffee

There is no need to re-invent the wheel, custom...

There is no need to re-invent the wheel, custom footbeds are commonly done in ski boot fitting:...
03-16-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By icemilkcoffee

1. The shifters are indexed to 6 speed. So it...

1. The shifters are indexed to 6 speed. So it will not work with that 9 speed cassette. Nor will it shift (well) through 6 of the 9 speed, bbecause the cog spacing is different.
2. You pretty much...
03-10-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,997
Posted By icemilkcoffee

If you were living on flatland with no traffic...

If you were living on flatland with no traffic you could conceivably argue that 9 pounds make no difference. But you live in the mountains. Every pound counts. Walk up one of your hills carrying 9...
03-10-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,028
Posted By icemilkcoffee

You don't have to build it from scratch. Just buy...

You don't have to build it from scratch. Just buy a drop bar carbon bike and swap out the handlebars and brifters.
03-08-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,896
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Even if you have no stomach you could run out of...

Even if you have no stomach you could run out of hip angle. Even if your hip moves freely through that range, it's probably not generating power at that very closed hip angle.
03-08-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,510
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Not to mention current disk brake bikes typically...

Not to mention current disk brake bikes typically have through axles, so the brake doesn't wrest the wheel out of the drop-outs.
03-08-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,896
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The Tri-A was Nishiki's top of the line steel...

The Tri-A was Nishiki's top of the line steel framed bike. Tange #1 tubing. This is a very nice bike. A big step up from your Norco.

The 190mm crank is not doing you any favors if you ever want to...
03-05-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,350
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Traditional road rims have around 14mm internal...

Traditional road rims have around 14mm internal width, and there is zero problem mounting 28mm tires on 14mm rims. I have 3 bikes with 28mm tires on narrow rims. Zero problems. Don't waste money on...
03-05-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 989
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I can understand that you are constrained by the...

I can understand that you are constrained by the 70mm bottom bracket, but why are you constrained to an 11 speed Shimano hub? That bike has a 126mm drop outs, so the 130mm 11 sp hub would be a poor...
03-05-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By icemilkcoffee

If an activity causes you so much issues, my...

If an activity causes you so much issues, my first inclination would be to stop doing it.
Now if you really want to give it another go, focus on getting your upper back flat or slightly arched in...
03-01-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 509
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The OP is looking for a low cost solution. There...

The OP is looking for a low cost solution. There is no need to buy all new parts. Basically all 7 to 10 speed shimano road rear derailleur (except for Tiagra 4700 and Dura Ace 74**) will work for...
02-27-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 556
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Love your videos and love your collection, but...

Love your videos and love your collection, but could I ask your to hold your camera still and not move it around constantly? It makes it tiring to watch.
02-27-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,409
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Why the insistence on HG50? Shimano still makes...

Why the insistence on HG50? Shimano still makes other 7 speed cassettes. So does Sunrace.
its very hard to judge the condition of a used cassette by sight.
02-24-21, 11:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,692
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Nice. If it was me though I would insist they...

Nice. If it was me though I would insist they take back the black wheels and give me the silver wheels. The black wheels kind of detract from the classic looks.
02-24-21, 11:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Just for posterity's sake, I checked the BS50 7...

Just for posterity's sake, I checked the BS50 7 speed barcons in my 'stash, and just like the OP reported, it goes through 7 clicks- ie. it has 8 positions. Don't know why Shimano did that, but there...
02-22-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By icemilkcoffee

A Volpe would have canti brakes

A Volpe would have canti brakes
02-21-21, 12:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By icemilkcoffee

If you are otherwise happy with your current bike...

If you are otherwise happy with your current bike you can change the chain rings or cassette to change the gear ratios to your liking.
02-20-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By icemilkcoffee

This is common. The swing out side of the clamp...

This is common. The swing out side of the clamp is fairly soft. You can bend it outwards until it fits correctly.
In any event I would use a Braze-on FD and an adapter clamp. That way if I need to...
02-20-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By icemilkcoffee

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/ you can try...

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/
you can try Amazon and EBay too. Are you having trouble finding 24 and 26 mtb tires in general? Or specifically tan wall tires in those sizes?
02-20-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,156
Posted By icemilkcoffee

But bike manufacturers always make their lightest...

But bike manufacturers always make their lightest bikes drop bar only. The flat bar road bikes are always lower end utilitarian type bikes. The OP is entirely right in posing this question.
02-13-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,876
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Nice deal on that Masi bike. If you are still...

Nice deal on that Masi bike. If you are still looking for a steel frame to build up- look into a Bianchi Volpe. This is one of the earlier cyclo-cross type bikes on the market. Bianchi made this...
02-13-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,876
Posted By icemilkcoffee

You are missing out on half the fun. Bikes are...

You are missing out on half the fun. Bikes are relatively easy to work on (compared with cars). Most problems would be obvious before you get to the end of the driveway.
02-11-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 16,058
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Some bikes produced in that early 90's time frame...

Some bikes produced in that early 90's time frame have 128mm rear drop outs. They were designed to 'go both ways'.
02-10-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,715
Posted By icemilkcoffee

So the tires are too big, not the wheels. You can...

So the tires are too big, not the wheels. You can change to slimmer and narrower tires.
02-10-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,577
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Agreed. More bicycling paths and better...

Agreed. More bicycling paths and better infrastructure will encourage more people to bike or e-bike to work than a tax credit.
02-10-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,577
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Some of us bike to work every day. We're doing...

Some of us bike to work every day. We're doing our part in reducing CO2 emissions. Why shouldn't we get some tax credit too?
02-06-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,876
Posted By icemilkcoffee

A classic bike is a great entry point to cycling....

A classic bike is a great entry point to cycling. You should head on over to the Classics and Vintage forum where you'll meet lots of like-minded people!
Bianchis produced tons of bikes from budget...
02-01-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By icemilkcoffee

That is a stunning collection right there!

That is a stunning collection right there!
01-29-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,490
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Well, maybe some guy on some forum tells you...

Well, maybe some guy on some forum tells you you've been wrapping your bar all wrong, and that 99.99% of other cyclists wrap theirs the other way around :D
01-29-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,490
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I use silicone bar tape. These have no adhesive...

I use silicone bar tape. These have no adhesive backing and are totally reusable if you don't tape it down with electrical tape. That's why I wrap from the top down. That way I can do the whole job...
01-28-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Yes. Rear Derailleurs are typically spec'ed for...

Yes. Rear Derailleurs are typically spec'ed for max front chain ring difference. The other issue is that when there is too much of a difference between chain ring sizes, the chain can rub on the...
01-28-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 696
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I think typically the top/hoods of the bar is set...

I think typically the top/hoods of the bar is set parallel to the ground. Yours look to be slightly pointing up(?). In the modern context the drops are not used as much:...
01-24-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 907
Posted By icemilkcoffee

pic assist: ...

pic assist:
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/ok4xj6x_f175e6887e72afecf269f03f8afe2ad0aab6dda5.jpg
Looks fine to me. If it works for you it works for you. Don't let...
01-24-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By icemilkcoffee

pic assist: ...

pic assist:
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I am guessing you are supposed to route the cable housings...
01-21-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Motorcycle chains have O-rings to seal in the...

Motorcycle chains have O-rings to seal in the grease. Not the same as bicycle chains at all.
01-17-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9,774
Views: 1,026,155
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Finally found time to finish my MV. I got a set...

Finally found time to finish my MV. I got a set of yellow Jagwire housing /cable for my MV, but its too light a yellow, not a good match:...
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