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05-27-19, 08:33 PM
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Posted By smoothness

Consider this a tasteful targeted advertisement: ...

Consider this a tasteful targeted advertisement:

If anyone is looking for a mtb frame to work on, I have a bunch of "nice" frames that need homes. Sizes range from 16.5" ctt to about 21",...
05-26-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 45,678
Posted By smoothness

The fork is made by Surly for their Troll frames....

The fork is made by Surly for their Troll frames. The bike shop accidentally ordered the one to replace a 120mm suspension fork, so now I have two of these with different axle to crown lengths. It...
04-24-19, 12:22 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 45,678
Posted By smoothness

What's the BCD of your rings and your preferred...

What's the BCD of your rings and your preferred crank length? Assuming you aren't running a 10s cassette, I might have a crankset in silver that I could send you. Playing with oven cleaner and harsh...
04-12-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By smoothness

Oury "Lock On" Grips - can you switch the rubber portion?

Has anyone tried to swap the grip portion to another color? I'm interested in buying a pair of black "lock on" grips, removing the black rubber, and installing my preferred color from a set of...
04-12-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,308
Posted By smoothness

never try to use the legs to twist the frame....

never try to use the legs to twist the frame. i've had to deal with this a lot, and using the fork blades as a point of contact for a breaker bar usually ends up with a bent fork. if you're going to...
04-12-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,504
Posted By smoothness

Didn't know if you were going full-dive on the...

Didn't know if you were going full-dive on the "cargo bike" mentality; my apologies. If you're really interested, I know two guys in Boston who make these for whatever frame you want. Last summer I...
04-12-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,504
Posted By smoothness

CRUST (https://crustbikes.com/) makes exactly...

CRUST (https://crustbikes.com/) makes exactly what you desire, as long as you're not opposed to modern aesthetics.

"clydesdale" fork. 1" and 1.125" compatibile....
03-17-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,073
Posted By smoothness

burn. maybe it strikes too close to home, lol.

burn. maybe it strikes too close to home, lol.
03-12-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,445
Posted By smoothness

If you want a real hat trick, you can hit a home...

If you want a real hat trick, you can hit a home run and get love with a touchdown. SPORTS BALL.

I believe in "run what you brung," except for downhill/trials/x-games stuff.
03-12-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By smoothness

wheels manufacturing does not make a cone for the...

wheels manufacturing does not make a cone for the 7400 series. those cones are specific to dura-ace, as they have an extremely long taper and inner shoulder. while others may fit, you'll basically be...
03-06-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By smoothness

standard or the ultra light version? pictures...

standard or the ultra light version? pictures would be helpful.
03-06-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,137
Posted By smoothness

i love the color. i wonder what they put in the...

i love the color. i wonder what they put in the big space on the right side; maybe they carried a spare crt?
03-04-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,137
Posted By smoothness

if you're going to go plastic, invest in one of...

if you're going to go plastic, invest in one of the t-stak/stacking systems of the big brands. they're well made, and the bases have wheels on them (very important when it gets rainy/humid). My...
03-02-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 871
Posted By smoothness

Here's a generic update to bring my post of junk...

Here's a generic update to bring my post of junk to the front page. The helicomatic freewheel is 95% sold; I'm waiting for a check to clear. I've also acquired a second pair of Paul cantilevers, this...
02-24-19, 11:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 714
Posted By smoothness

sun race makes a wide range cassette...

sun race makes a wide range cassette (http://www.sunrace.com/en/products/detail/csm680). obviously the last two or three cogs might be a huge jump, but you'll definitely have enough range. i'd...
02-22-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 878
Posted By smoothness

@The Golden Boy...

@The Golden Boy (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/the-golden-boy-174646.html), @Salamandrine (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/salamandrine-424205.html), @CycleryNorth81...
02-22-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,363
Posted By smoothness

I remember reading that when she built her first...

I remember reading that when she built her first bike! To be honest, she's so handy and knowledgeable it's kinda scary D:
02-22-19, 01:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,363
Posted By smoothness

Jmclay: Thanks for all the information. I was...

Jmclay: Thanks for all the information. I was wondering about the catalyzing process. I guess I'll have to keep putting it off till I have a really obese piggy bank.
02-21-19, 01:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,363
Posted By smoothness

^ That's what he said :D! Jmclay, I'm...

^ That's what he said :D!

Jmclay, I'm assuming you used some sort of sprayer for the paint? was it a hvlp? or biggest airbrush ever? cfm of tank? I'm going to try to build a set up in the next...
02-20-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 470
Posted By smoothness

I'm aware that all of the woods they use are high...

I'm aware that all of the woods they use are high on the hardness scale...but the added weight would be ridiculous, and only 25.00-50.00 dollars less than a pair of titanium fenders from Honjo, lol.
02-20-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By smoothness

I can't attest to the build quality of the VO...

I can't attest to the build quality of the VO rack, but I have the Nitto version, and the tang is welded at least 10mm off center. I've accepted it as "character," and haven't thought about it since....
02-19-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 470
Posted By smoothness

you might have fenders that are not wide...

you might have fenders that are not wide enough/low enough, or you might have stuff stuck to the underside. i've never found plastic fenders to spray more than metal ones. but if you want overkill,...
02-19-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 871
Posted By smoothness

Post Paul, Suntour Cyclone, Regina, Campagnolo and other fancy junk.

As the title states, I have fancy stuff. I do not need any of this fancy stuff. I would like funny green paper with presidential portraits instead, for a dynohub wheel. All of these components are in...
02-17-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 489
Posted By smoothness

and the taper is probably fine as well, because...

and the taper is probably fine as well, because i've definitely rode worse lol.
02-11-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 45,678
Posted By smoothness

Another way to reduce flats (if you're not going...

Another way to reduce flats (if you're not going tubeless) is to just run lower pressures than usual. I never go about 40 PSI; most of the time it's at 30 PSI or less. 90% of my riding is on city...
02-11-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By smoothness

if dmark doesn't want the whole lot, i would be...

if dmark doesn't want the whole lot, i would be interested in buying the RD-6207.
02-05-19, 11:11 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 13,356
Posted By smoothness

i've a 14-28 if you're willing to go a little...

i've a 14-28 if you're willing to go a little slower. i'll be posting pictures within the next day or so.
02-03-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 51,214
Views: 6,652,292
Posted By smoothness

I'm assuming you bought them legit boards; I...

I'm assuming you bought them legit boards; I would have loved if someone did that for me. I was stuck with department store boards with crappy trucks and speed wobbles...
02-03-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,352
Posted By smoothness

I've ridden a pair of RTP (tubed) for about two...

I've ridden a pair of RTP (tubed) for about two or three years riding in Boston. I haven't had a flat since installation; just a lot of random tar and a huge wad of gum. I have no clue how many...
01-28-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6,483
Views: 1,507,798
Posted By smoothness

looks like an exotica fork design. get your mind...

looks like an exotica fork design. get your mind out of the gutter (https://www.carboncycles.cc/?p=197).
01-28-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 614
Posted By smoothness

at Bikes Not Bombs (Boston, MA) we send them to...

at Bikes Not Bombs (Boston, MA) we send them to our overseas (Africa, Central America) partners. when we get a bunch of unworn jerseys from a local race, we sometimes sell locally at a nominal...
01-25-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By smoothness

another push to the top; the cost is now 100.00 +...

another push to the top; the cost is now 100.00 + shipping. i've explained the change in price in the original post.
01-22-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By smoothness

I know I have a pearl in another location. If I...

I know I have a pearl in another location. If I have time I'll make my way over to grab it and measure it.
01-22-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 993
Posted By smoothness

That's fine. I'm only interested in the frame. ...

That's fine. I'm only interested in the frame. No rush.
01-20-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 993
Posted By smoothness

For mountain bikes, you measure the top tube...

For mountain bikes, you measure the top tube center to center, and the seat tube center to top. The units are usually stated in English, but CM/MM is fine. I'm interested depending on the size....
01-20-19, 05:08 PM
01-12-19, 02:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By smoothness

nice catch, juvela. i was having a rather hard...

nice catch, juvela. i was having a rather hard time coming up with search terms for a bottle cage, lol. thanks!
01-08-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By smoothness

I have reduced the price to $100.00 Edit: I...

I have reduced the price to $100.00
Edit:
I forgot to include shipping costs. The cage is 100.00 plus shipping.
01-05-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By smoothness

Anodized blue water bottle cages for handlebar. L'Eroica. Constructeur.

For sale: a vintage "aged" double water bottle holder for your handlebars. It is made out of aluminum, save the bolts. I do not know who made the cages; there are no logos. There is a popped rivet on...
11-19-18, 11:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 876
Posted By smoothness

my issue with their marketing is that they imply...

my issue with their marketing is that they imply it's "fast, durable, and cheap." you can only have two of those things. excluding prep-work (which is an entirely different project), the average...
10-11-18, 02:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,032
Posted By smoothness

So what exactly does seypat mean? I've looked it...

So what exactly does seypat mean? I've looked it up in reputable sources, english and otherwise, and have found no definition. If it's crass...just PM me lol?
10-11-18, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 393
Posted By smoothness

I have the Nishiki version of that mixte; the way...

I have the Nishiki version of that mixte; the way you can tell is if the stop on the underside of the down tube near the head tube is shaped like a heart.
10-09-18, 02:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 529
Posted By smoothness

I recently went through the same dilemma; if you...

I recently went through the same dilemma; if you want to get fancy, you could buy a 17.00 wipperman 7-speed chain like i did. but like others have said, modern technology on old chains makes them...
10-09-18, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 367
Posted By smoothness

B17/Flyer over the B72; i feel that you get...

B17/Flyer over the B72; i feel that you get diminishing returns with the b72 b/c extra chafing on the skirts. the only case where i would recommend those would be on a 3 Speed Raleigh or a Dutch...
10-07-18, 06:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 143
Posted By smoothness

Seatstay bridge fender attachment in brass?

Sorry to do this, but twenty minutes of searching on here and on google has yielded nothing. Does anyone have the link to a post about a month ago with a brass-colored fender adapter? It is...
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By smoothness

rccardr: thanks for the response. is there a...

rccardr: thanks for the response. is there a database for merckx frames? the serial is 3664.
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By smoothness

Appraisal of an Eddy Merckx?

I've tried to look up the bicycle and have only found out that it it's a race bike, and there are others like it. I have zero experience beyond passing knowledge about Merckx bicycles; are all the...
10-02-18, 05:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 424
Posted By smoothness

He asked for a small bit of knowledge, not...

He asked for a small bit of knowledge, not expecting the torrent of unfocused dissenting voices, all vying for recognition in a virtual sea of bits and bytes.

Yeah. He's definitely confused AF.
10-01-18, 02:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 424
Posted By smoothness

according to most people who have done this,...

according to most people who have done this, you'll need newer downtube shifters which have a larger barrel diameter for the cables to wrap around; if you choose to use old ones, you might find that...
09-30-18, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By smoothness

i've seen dozens of these - it's probably a...

i've seen dozens of these - it's probably a regular set of dia-compes with the red anodizing worn away. it's pretty common.
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