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04-06-09, 05:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,984
Posted By garth

In defence of my LBS

First let me say that Chris of Broken Spoke in Miami is the best! I be worse off without him. He's always interested in educating me on how to wrench my own bikes. He's a master wheel builder and I...
04-05-09, 05:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,984
Posted By garth

My LBS doesn't suck

My LBS lets me order a box of spokes of Competitions for $70. I've checked the JB catalogue and he pays $55 a box wholesale. For only $15 profit I think he's being generous. I get 100 spokes for that...
04-05-09, 05:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,984
Posted By garth

Ordering one box of spokes for one wheelset

I'm building up a track wheelset for a friend. Spokecalc tells me that for Mavic Open Pro 36 hole rims and Campy vintage high flange track hubs the rear would take 290mm and 289mm. The front would...
11-27-08, 02:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,270
Posted By garth

Retorts.......

When they scream "Get a car!", you can scream back "Get a bike and get rid of your big belly and your fat ass!"

When they scream "******!" you have two choices ... You can scream back "Virgin!" or...
10-19-08, 03:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 832
Posted By garth

American Classic super light hubs

A friend of mine who I meet up weekly with at the track has a new Jamis Sonik. His wheelset supposedly weighs 1600 gms. His American Classic rims are listed at the same weight as my Mavic Open Pros...
10-10-08, 12:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 498
Posted By garth

cutting Formula flip flop axle

I just built some track wheels using Mavic Open Pros and 32 hole Formula high flange hubs with 3x DT Competition spokes. This goes on my vintage Carabela (Cinelli-esque) 70's track frame. The bike is...
05-17-08, 05:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,581
Posted By garth

That friggin bike is beautiful!!!!!!

I'm sorry but the yellow and blue Sprint Team Fuji is about the coolest looking bike I have ever seen. The quad butted tubing and the high end Suntour equipment makes that a sure fire screamer too. I...
03-14-08, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,495
Posted By garth

How does it ride?

When I picked up this frame I was amazed at well executed it was. Since I started collecting and restoring old steel bikes, I somehow overlooked these old Treks. It seems stupid really because I've...
03-14-08, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,495
Posted By garth

My best attempt at listing on ebay - Trek 770

Check out my description and photos on an ebay item. I went all out on photo quality and research in order to present this bike frame and fork. I'm not fishing for offers - I only want to get...
Replies: 0
Views: 453
Posted By garth

Aluminum major taylor bars?

Has anyone come out with aluminum Major Taylor bars yet? At least it would be nice if there were some aluminum bars with somewhat of that slope. I find that my forearms frequently get in the way with...
Replies: 0
Views: 360
Posted By garth

Swap Dura-Ace Vintage track crankset

I have the old style Dura-Ace track crankset labeled 165 YL on back. It is 150 BCD as near as I can tell and it has the 1/8th 48 tooth chainring. Everything is in pristine condition including teeth,...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,466
Posted By garth

Any experience with ebay's Wheel and Sprocket?

I see that Wheel and Sprocket is selling Mavic Reflex rims laced to Formula hubs for less than $200. That's less than it would cost me to lace them up myself even shopping around for the lowest...
Replies: 10
Views: 5,707
Posted By garth

Mercier Kilo TT geometry for velodrome?

Does a Kilo TT have true track geometry? Does one run an extra risk of pedal strike if they use 170 cranks on the 53 cm sized bike? I need something for my local velodrome and I don't want to make...
01-21-08, 07:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,174
Posted By garth

Track bike?

Almost all the postings I see here show the Kilo TT set up for street usage. In fact, I can't remember one posting in the last two months describing someone's experiences using the bike on a...
01-21-08, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,174
Posted By garth

Is the Kilo TT any good for a budget track bike?

I want a budget bike to both use at the track and also in my neighborhood with a front brake that I can attach and detach at the drop of a hat. Is the Kilo TT a good choice? Among the budget bikes,,...
01-03-08, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By garth

Ok

Ok that makes sense but what I don't understand is that the 50 is the smallest size sold and I am 5'9". What do you do if you're 5'7" which is a perfectly respectable height?

Garth
01-03-08, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By garth

Which size Kilo TT?

I ride road bikes that all have about 53-55 cm top tubes and c-c seat tubes that are 54 or 55 too. I use a 10 cm stem on the 53 and a 9 cm stem on the 54's. All my bikes have traditional drop bars...
12-17-07, 05:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 672
Posted By garth

bikesdirect.com fixed bikes

What's the difference between bikesdirect's three similar bikes other than dimensions? They have a Windsor the hour, a Kilo TT and a Messenger. I'm not clear what the diff would be in terms of...
12-15-07, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,446
Posted By garth

Mercier Kilo TT stock weight?

In the 53 cm size, what does a stock Mercier Kilo TT weigh? I see that the Schwinn Madison is darn heavy at 21.5 lbs. A converted road bike will weigh 18 plus pounds without brakes. I hope the Kilo...
11-30-07, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By garth

rear derailleur

I'd hate to have to pull out the rear derailleur and maybe have to put in a new cable. It's not the end of the world -- just extra work. I never have had a road fixed -- only a track bike for the...
11-30-07, 03:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By garth

Temporary Fixed bike ?

Has anyone ever converted a bike to a fixed for just a month or so? I was wondering if I could buy just a new chain and a thread on cog and a lock ring. I could leave on the front derailleur, put a...
11-26-07, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By garth

Painful in comparison to what?

Yes, this program is painful but in comparison to what? I am always looking for smart ways to improve performance, and being in my 50's the Spineverval push till you vomit program or the ride with...
11-25-07, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By garth

New training idea

I got an idea borrowed from the patented Powercranks where one pedal works independently from the other. Users report that after only a few minutes their hip flexors are screaming and they have to...
09-03-07, 05:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 334
Posted By garth

Victory RD really kicks in most foward position

Thanks Cuda888 for your encouragement in using the adjustable tab on the Campy Victory rear derailleur in the most foward position. In the middle position it didn't shift badly but with a 13-23 six...
08-25-07, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 865
Posted By garth

I like the Park PCS-1

The Park PCS-1 has such a heavy base that it is stable no matter what crap you throw at it. Two years working with it haven't made me regret buying it, and it can be found pretty cheap too.

Garth
08-25-07, 04:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,974
Posted By garth

When polishing by hand

I usually start with a metal file, eliminating any possible valleys and deep pits or scratches. I will only target the small areas where the major damage appears. If the damage is very deep, I...
08-18-07, 06:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,599
Posted By garth

Anyone read Mark Walsh's book "From Lance to Landis"?

I've read a bit of Mark Walsh's recent book "From Lance to Landis". I think the guy has some real insight and has done a lot of good research. Even the doubters will have a good read.

Garth
08-18-07, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 877
Posted By garth

Sapim 14/17 db spokes?

Anyone tried the Sapim brand 14/17 double butted spokes? Now that Wheelsmith is impossible to find and Sapims are available in bags of 20 at a reasonable price, I thought I might try it. I have been...
08-18-07, 05:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 17,866
Posted By garth

80's Campy -- why index?

Trying to get 80's Campy to index must be an excersize in learning to live with disappointment. I know people who have done it and claim it's not so bad, but I always suspect it's like the couple...
08-18-07, 04:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 510
Posted By garth

Modern drop vs traditional

I notice that many of the modern compact frames are being ridden with the top of the bars only an inch lower than the seat top. The older seven stem on a traditional frame would require that the stem...
08-18-07, 04:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 17,866
Posted By garth

Suntour Campy

I don't agree with any blanket statement putting down old Campy equipment. Let me give you an example.... In 1981 I bought a beautiful brown Team Fuji which I upgraded with Suntour Superbe brakes...
08-17-07, 11:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 17,866
Posted By garth

Victory rd

I like the Victory. It has a very solid no nonsense feel. That said it still is below a high end or even mid range Suntour of the same era. It's not quite as fast and not as positive either. You...
08-17-07, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 853
Posted By garth

Remove it ... I do

I love what Sheldon Brown has to say. He knows a hell of lot more than me, but ... that factory lube grabs dirt and sand right out of the air. I clean my chains in kerosene or simple green. Then I...
08-17-07, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,121
Posted By garth

Correction by original poster on equipment

Of course I was so anxious to let my buddies on vintage bikes to see the bike that I made some errors in reporting the equipment. The crank is Gipiemme not Modolo, and the NOS headset is Gipiemme...
08-17-07, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,121
Posted By garth

Check out my Gios 40th Anniversary

I bought this 40th anniversary Gios Compact frame off Ebay a couple of months ago. I paid $400 for frame and fork, with the 40th anniversary saddle, stem and bars. It's a 54.5 c-c frame. It was never...
08-17-07, 04:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,651
Posted By garth

Many recommend a simple nailset

Go to your Ace or Home Depot or Lowes and ask for a simple nailset. This is also a good tool to have if you do any capentry as it allows you to set finishing nails without having to mar the wood. It...
08-13-07, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,336
Posted By garth

Favorite mini grease gun?

I hear good things about the Dualco grease gun with the short nozzle ($9.50). I need it to dispense a bulk marine grease that I am fond of. A large cartridge grease gun wouldn't work for me (too...
08-11-07, 04:09 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,443
Posted By garth

Prices for cable and chain

I buy the regular Pyramid brand cable from a local bike store. I believe they charge me 3 dollars for a pair of derailleur cables and 5 for a pair of brake cables with housing. Without housing, it's...
08-09-07, 04:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,253
Posted By garth

Silca floor pump -- I meant, not frame

It was the floor pump I'm interested in.
08-09-07, 01:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,253
Posted By garth

Ready to give up the Silca pump

I've had this Silca pump for 20 years and now I'm ready to give it up. I've replaced the leather washer twice, the rubber gasket three times and cleaned out the release valve a bunch of times too,...
08-03-07, 06:09 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,812
Posted By garth

Best lubes

For bearing grease I prefer the cheap Wal Mart grease that they sell under the name of Mystik JT6 no. 2 multi purpose. It doesn't smell, it's clear so you can count bearing balls, it costs 1.97 for...
08-03-07, 03:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By garth

I can not view photos

I am a long time member. I can post and read but for almost a year now I can not view most of the photos. What's up with that?

Garth
08-02-07, 09:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 616
Posted By garth

Vintage derailleur cable housing

First question ... when one has under the bb shifter brazeons (two braze ons under the bb times two cables equal four), is it best to put cable ferrules on each end of a short piece of housing to...
08-02-07, 03:05 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,157
Posted By garth

You gotta be kidding Kurt!

When you said that Bike Tech on Coral Way in Miami was vintage friendly, I know you must be running a temperature or something. No offense, but brother, when Dirk Smeets the Dutch mechanic and steel...
08-02-07, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,654
Posted By garth

Campy rear derailleur mounting bolt slop

I have a Campy Victory rear derailleur that I have mounted on a new restoration Gios, but not yet riden. When I bolted the derailleur to the drop out, I noticed a tiny bit of slop, even when I...
05-25-07, 10:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,305
Posted By garth

Bravo Riis!

The news report just out reads that the winner of the 1996 Tour De France Riis from Denmark, admitted to having used EPO. He is such a brave man that even said that they can come and take his title...
05-19-07, 07:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,783
Posted By garth

The worst about Landis is newly revealed in news

I was reading an article search on Google and I came across information that Landis supposedly is part of some on line forum about cycling. He also aledgedly posted something to affect that "... if...
05-18-07, 08:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,783
Posted By garth

Lemond is a hero

Obviously Lemond is telling the truth. Landis fired his manager for making the phone call to Lemond, and to top it off the manager admited to having made the threat. How could Landis' manager...
10-19-06, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,881
Posted By garth

Dish was the 1st thing checked

I have a Park TS-6 (old style) true stand that I bought used for $20. I made my own dishing tool with cut plywood and a metal ruler to measure from wheel nuts to mark on plywood dish tool. ( I think...
10-18-06, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,881
Posted By garth

I bent stuff and it worked

Rather than have the left seatstay unbrazed and rebrazed in a spot 1/8 inch further down, I bent stuff and it worked. First I ran the string from one drop out to the other and around the headtube and...
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