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05-10-19, 06:51 PM
05-10-19, 04:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 871
Posted By IthaDan

Are you on Facebook? Just this morning in the...

Are you on Facebook? Just this morning in the “Klein bikes interest group” someone was looking for a headset tool.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2220913687/?ref=group_header
05-07-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,108
Posted By IthaDan

Huh. ...

Huh.

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My TSDI serial is 06714, which is the highest number I've found...
05-06-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,108
Posted By IthaDan

Sure enough. Now that I'm not on my phone I can...

Sure enough. Now that I'm not on my phone I can see that's what the top tube says.
05-05-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,108
Posted By IthaDan

Some kind of Girodana, Sl tubes, shamals, Athena...

Some kind of Girodana, Sl tubes, shamals, Athena $400 on Craigslist five years ago.
...
05-05-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,108
Posted By IthaDan

Some kind of Girodana, Sl tubes, shamals, Athena...

Some kind of Girodana, Sl tubes, shamals, Athena $400 on Craigslist five years ago.
...
05-05-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,108
Posted By IthaDan

Trek era bikes get posted in L. Ten speed drive...

Trek era bikes get posted in L. Ten speed drive era bikes are G. Just my $.02. You won't see mine in the L thread.

The modern, third, incarnarion? I haven't looked at the branding closely enough...
05-05-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,108
Posted By IthaDan

Opened? This is The place! The downtube...

Opened? This is The place!

The downtube days greg Lemond, and the headbadge reads "GL"!
...
05-05-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 813
Posted By IthaDan

You ready for this? 7400 is an island into...

You ready for this?

7400 is an island into itself- the RD cable pull is unique to the generations contained within the 7400 umbrella (6,7,8 speed, freewheels, uniglide, hyperglide)
...
05-05-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,108
Posted By IthaDan

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Greg Lemond (BF hasn't seen this one yet)...
05-05-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,661
Posted By IthaDan

It was never about the income for me, it was...

It was never about the income for me, it was playing the game to make this a 'break even' hobby- the more bikes I flipped over, the more, and nicer bikes I could keep because they were "free" [at...
05-05-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,661
Posted By IthaDan

Let’s see, a bike whose parts alone are worth...

Let’s see, a bike whose parts alone are worth much more than the asking price, with a desirable frame in a VERY common and sought after size that has no structural, but instead cosmetic issues...
...
05-22-18, 11:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 818
Posted By IthaDan

Those two bikes are different sizes, and if I'm...

Those two bikes are different sizes, and if I'm remembering right, you're pretty tall.

Keep the one that fits better.
04-30-18, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,221
Posted By IthaDan

Wow, 62 months later. Nice work email...

Wow, 62 months later. Nice work email notifications.

Its tough to get back into the frame of mind from the time- three girlfriends, a wife and a child ago, but I'm pretty sure my thinking was that...
07-28-17, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By IthaDan

Google old catalogs. Catalogues |...

Google old catalogs.

Catalogues | Specialized Archive | Retrobike (http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/v/Manufacturer+Archive/Specialized+Archive/Catalogues/)
07-27-17, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 641
Posted By IthaDan

Sure... If you can tie a small enough knot to fit...

Sure... If you can tie a small enough knot to fit through the housing stops.
07-27-17, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By IthaDan

It's not a thru axle it's a hollow axle with a...

It's not a thru axle it's a hollow axle with a bog standard quick release. He's just measuring the axle length, not the locknut spacing.
07-27-17, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 641
Posted By IthaDan

They make a thin tube you can slip over an extant...

They make a thin tube you can slip over an extant cable so you can then push the old cable out with the new cable. It's like un-shrunk heat shrink tubing.
07-27-17, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By IthaDan

Think about it this way- the dimension here is...

Think about it this way- the dimension here is dropout spacing/width. The locknuts touch the inside of the dropouts, the axle protrudes into the fork of the dropout.

In the hub end, this width is...
07-14-17, 05:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 971
Posted By IthaDan

Sheldon Brown has a method I can't quite wrap my...

Sheldon Brown has a method I can't quite wrap my head around in his heroic repairs section:

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/heroic-repairs.html
05-13-17, 08:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 795
Posted By IthaDan

Grind the burr off the end of the chain pin. ...

Grind the burr off the end of the chain pin.

I'm somewhat surprised the pin is getting left behind, I would have though the grossly different thread pitches (very fine for t-handle, very coarse...
05-09-17, 02:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 783
Posted By IthaDan

Are you suggesting that cantilever brakes moved...

Are you suggesting that cantilever brakes moved the mounting posts... from where they were for u-brakes or roller cams?

Cantilever brakes are a LOT older than you are giving them credit for.
...
05-08-17, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,743
Posted By IthaDan

Rule #2 dude...

Rule #2 dude (http://www.bikeforums.net/13666799-post1.html)

If you want to auction your bike off, pay ebay to do it for you.
05-08-17, 10:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 783
Posted By IthaDan

What bike do you have? A driveside picture would...

What bike do you have? A driveside picture would work fine.

Here's what I know:
* Shimano uses different cable pulls for mountain and road front derailleurs. This means you kind of have to use...
05-08-17, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,743
Posted By IthaDan

That's a whole lot of fluffy details without...

That's a whole lot of fluffy details without covering the basics:

What size?
How old?
How much?
05-08-17, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,379
Posted By IthaDan

$$$$?

$$$$?
05-03-17, 09:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,507
Posted By IthaDan

The stem or the fork steerer? I think...

The stem or the fork steerer?

I think you're on the right track with the screws to be honest. You can't really file that much off the business end of a pop rivet before it gives up riveting and...
05-03-17, 09:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 783
Posted By IthaDan

Moustache bars. Keep the shifters you've...

Moustache bars.

Keep the shifters you've got. Though it might be tricky to hit the cable release thumb button 'stache bars.

Edit:

Alternately, these should do it. You'd still have to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-17, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By IthaDan

Go nuts: Manufacturer, Retailer, Survey and...

Go nuts:

Manufacturer, Retailer, Survey and Consumer Feedback - Bike Forums (http://www.bikeforums.net/manufacturer-retailer-survey-consumer-feedback/)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-17, 08:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,159
Posted By IthaDan

Can you clip into your old pedals with the same...

Can you clip into your old pedals with the same shoes you're having trouble with on the DA pedals?
05-03-17, 08:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,052
Posted By IthaDan

Thanks!

Thanks!
05-03-17, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 142,791
Posted By IthaDan

Like 559 BSD mountain bike wheels? Or......

Like 559 BSD mountain bike wheels?

Or... something like 26" x 1 3/8" (590 BSD) three speed sized wheels?
05-02-17, 07:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,052
Posted By IthaDan

Wouldn't it be great if sellers didn't delete...

Wouldn't it be great if sellers didn't delete their asking prices after something sold?

OP: not trying to single you out. It's a fluid market, seems worth keeping as many data points as possible.
05-02-17, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 142,791
Posted By IthaDan

Can't you just take the pedals apart and put a...

Can't you just take the pedals apart and put a new nut in? IIRC, the pedal body is sealed with silicone or RTV or something, but that's no biggie.

http://i.imgur.com/xVgXpTkm.jpg...
05-02-17, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By IthaDan

http://i.imgur.com/9rh39AR.jpg ...

http://i.imgur.com/9rh39AR.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/GuqReIb.jpg
05-02-17, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By IthaDan

Yes.

Yes.
05-02-17, 10:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,351
Posted By IthaDan

I've had DECENT luck with pitted hubs by either...

I've had DECENT luck with pitted hubs by either adding or deleting a single ball (or removing the cage and using the same number of balls the cage called for) from the bearing assembly of the pitted...
05-02-17, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,470
Posted By IthaDan

To add to this, the park dishing tool comes to a...

To add to this, the park dishing tool comes to a "V" that fits in the axle locating vee of their truing stands so you can touch the locknut with the dish tool to check dish without having to take the...
05-02-17, 09:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,052
Posted By IthaDan

Seller- How much were you asking for it?

Seller- How much were you asking for it?
05-01-17, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,345
Posted By IthaDan

What's the thread on these? The usual m5x.8? If...

What's the thread on these? The usual m5x.8? If that's the case it'd be VERY easy to fabricobble one of these by cutting the head off a partially threaded longer bolt, and then chucking up the...
04-13-17, 07:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,143
Posted By IthaDan

I can't unpack what you're talking about, numbers...

I can't unpack what you're talking about, numbers for specific cogs vary between manufacturers.

Here's the deal: Avoid cross chaining- big ring, big cog; small ring, small cog. This adds a lot of...
03-07-17, 03:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,106
Posted By IthaDan

Save for a junior cassette- which I think is like...

Save for a junior cassette- which I think is like 13-25, your options are making your own, or emailing Harris about their "century" cassettes.

Bicycle Cassette Gear Clusters from Harris Cyclery...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,567
Posted By IthaDan

Was era of LX was around '93. Happy...

Was era of LX was around '93.

Happy hunting!

E: looks like a 1993 rockhopper comp to me.
09-17-16, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By IthaDan

B bolt and chain length (too little of the former...

B bolt and chain length (too little of the former and too much of the latter) can make a RD reluctant to drop to the smallest cog.
09-16-16, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,459
Posted By IthaDan

Can I ask what you sold the grammo for? I have a...

Can I ask what you sold the grammo for? I have a threadless one I've been thinking of passing along, but I haven't been paying attention to the price on them for a while.

For that matter, is...
09-04-16, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 142,791
Posted By IthaDan

I kludged one with a 3/8" fender washer (the...

I kludged one with a 3/8" fender washer (the larger diameter the washer the better), a dremel/hacksaw and some pliers to bend the tab up. In your case you might have to make a spring hole as well,...
09-02-16, 06:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,167
Posted By IthaDan

I'm sure you know all this, but, in the name of...

I'm sure you know all this, but, in the name of posterity:

Best way to check is to thread a piece of cable through the shifter and use your other hand for tension. relying on just the clicks can...
09-02-16, 05:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,167
Posted By IthaDan

... Which is why we're talking about this doodad...

... Which is why we're talking about this doodad in this here thread. :p

Now that I've stepped back from this a tiny bit, I'm actually kind of surprised to hear there was a double sora. I kind...
09-02-16, 03:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,167
Posted By IthaDan

We're missing each other here- I was trying to...

We're missing each other here- I was trying to say that the 7400/6400/1055 generation didn't have triple stis for at least 7400 and 6400. I.e. triple shifters didn't go further upstream than, as you...
09-02-16, 03:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,167
Posted By IthaDan

It wouldn't have to be THAT precise. if you...

It wouldn't have to be THAT precise. if you relied on the shifter for the largest and mid sized rings, dumping cable tension would leave the FD to sit on the lower limit screw.

The challenge...
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