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07-20-07, 01:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,025
Posted By Bike_13

Thanks

Guys, thanks very much. I really thought it was younger!

If anyone has a scan of the catalogue that this frame was featured in, I would be ecstatic if they could pass it on.

OK, now to:

1)...
07-18-07, 11:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,025
Posted By Bike_13

OK, makes sense ...

Yes, it's definately a better quality build of frame, but as you say - no SLX sticker and the Gip dropouts would suggest something lower down.

I'm thinking probably Aelle, which is not bad thing....
07-18-07, 12:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,025
Posted By Bike_13

Hi, need Puch Mistral help!!!

Hi all, I am hoping that someone can tell me more about this frame.

It's got a Columbus sticker, so I think it's a Bianchi build (early 90s). Dropouts are Gipiemme.

Can't find a serial number....
07-08-07, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,490
Posted By Bike_13

Easton Circuit = Alex DA28 = Sun Swift = Velomax Circuit

I can confirm that the rim Easton use is an Alex DA28 700c (ERD 584.8).

Sun market the same rim as Sun Swift.

Hope that helps someone in the future.
07-08-07, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,490
Posted By Bike_13

Thanks Hillrider!

Yes, I have contacted the Easton distributor here in Oz and they:

1. Won't tell me the ERD (they say they don't build the wheels so don't need to know it!), and
2. advise I wait 2 months until...
07-06-07, 12:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,490
Posted By Bike_13

Bump.

Bump.
07-04-07, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,490
Posted By Bike_13

Easton/Velomax Circuit rim question

Hi all,

I am seeking some help with a busted Circuit rim that I would like to replace.

1. Does anyone know the ERD (I am estimating 586 or 587)?
2. Can anyone confirm that the rims useds are...
06-14-06, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,961
Posted By Bike_13

Yep, big ooops! You'll need to completely...

Yep, big ooops!

You'll need to completely flush these with hydraulic mineral oil now. Several times, as dot fluid will eat away the rubber seals in mineral oil hydraulic brakes.

1. Ideally you...
06-08-06, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,220
Posted By Bike_13

Resist the urge to consume ....

Look, being honest, the Surlies will be nice bikes, but unlikely to be any better than your old Schwinn.

In fact I would hazard a guess that the Schwinn is a lighter frame (as the Columbus tubing...
02-07-06, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,359
Posted By Bike_13

Cascade and Reverend, Thanks a bunch. Sapim...

Cascade and Reverend,

Thanks a bunch. Sapim advised me of the 16mm nipples, and I heard a rumour about the loctite (the suggestion was GREEN loctite - but I will go with BLUE based on your...
02-07-06, 04:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,359
Posted By Bike_13

bump into US daytime!

bump into US daytime!
02-06-06, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,359
Posted By Bike_13

ERD and Build Advice Required: Mavic 819 Tubeless MTB

Hi guys,

1. Has anyone got the ERD of Mavic 819 Tubeless rims (need to build some up)? I can't seem to find details I trust on the web.

2. Also, anyone have experience building these? I assume...
01-17-06, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By Bike_13

Not quite a direct answer to you questions (as...

Not quite a direct answer to you questions (as this thread deals with Campag shifting on Shimano cassettes), but will give you an idea.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=165608

Campag...
01-17-06, 04:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By Bike_13

Better watch out for that Smokin' Joe character -...

Better watch out for that Smokin' Joe character - he's handy with a beer ....
01-17-06, 04:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By Bike_13

Yep. Precisely why Campag have not gone to...

Yep. Precisely why Campag have not gone to outbaord bearings yet.

The arms are glued and pressed.
01-12-06, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 904
Posted By Bike_13

Yes, on many occasions. 9 Speed: ...

Yes, on many occasions.

9 Speed:

Campagnolo 9s cassettes are slightly wider than Shimano 9s cassettes (search thorugh Sheldon's site for accurate measurements).

Whilst I found that using...
01-05-06, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By Bike_13

This 9s derailler has the same geometry as 10s...

This 9s derailler has the same geometry as 10s deraillers. It will work interchangeably. I am not aware of geometries changing since 10s was introduced in 99.

IIRR there has been no change to Ergo...
12-14-05, 06:13 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,420
Posted By Bike_13

I find it works well in solution with single...

I find it works well in solution with single malt*







* for lubing teflon liners of cables only
12-14-05, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By Bike_13

Carbon handlebars hate being overtightened. They...

Carbon handlebars hate being overtightened. They (as expected) can easily get crushed and then crack.

A stem that has a sharp edge on the clamping faces will require even less tightening to crush...
12-07-05, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,678
Posted By Bike_13

Sand and paint. Fill really bad (deep) scratches...

Sand and paint. Fill really bad (deep) scratches with filler, and sand smooth.

The quality of the finish will depend on how well the above is done.
12-04-05, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By Bike_13

Do a google search for spocalc.xls - it's got a...

Do a google search for spocalc.xls - it's got a huge dBase of lengths and dims
12-04-05, 06:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 936
Posted By Bike_13

I do.

I do.
12-04-05, 06:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 721
Posted By Bike_13

Not that great really, built a few in the early...

Not that great really, built a few in the early nineties, and could never get them to stay true - dooley's right "One spoke breaks, two lose tension".

I recall then requiring an extra 10mm on a 3x...
12-04-05, 06:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,332
Posted By Bike_13

Do a google search for spocalc.xls - it's great...

Do a google search for spocalc.xls - it's great free spoke length calculator.
11-28-05, 07:29 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 47,692
Posted By Bike_13

Sitting here at work, tired after the Australian...

Sitting here at work, tired after the Australian SS National Champs, I can't help but feel a great sadness today.

I posted last, on Thursday 24th.

It was a usual day. When I found a moment in...
11-22-05, 09:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,721
Posted By Bike_13

Ooops, ride one AND COMPARE.

Ooops, ride one AND COMPARE.
11-22-05, 09:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,721
Posted By Bike_13

Really, after 15 years as a mechanic, I find it...

Really, after 15 years as a mechanic, I find it hard to believe that posters think that:

1. re-rolling threads on used spokes is a good idea
2. radial spokes don't offer a harsher ride

I can...
11-21-05, 11:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By Bike_13

1" threadless CX fork needed - where

Guys,

I am in Oz (followed the yellow brick road once) so don't have access to CX bits locally. CX does not really have a following here.

Anyway, planning on building one up, and specifically...
11-21-05, 10:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 701
Posted By Bike_13

Firstly, try your Bianchi dealer. Otherwise Miche...

Firstly, try your Bianchi dealer. Otherwise Miche distributor.

If then, no luck. New hub.
11-21-05, 10:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,721
Posted By Bike_13

Notably, Shimano will not warranty hubs laced...

Notably, Shimano will not warranty hubs laced radially.
11-21-05, 10:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,721
Posted By Bike_13

Notably, Shimano will not warranty hubs laced...

Notably, Shimano will not warranty hubs laced radially.
11-21-05, 10:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,721
Posted By Bike_13

Here, add another two (but if you think of the...

Here, add another two (but if you think of the strength/failure/likely crash risks listed above you shouldn't really need any more):


radial wheels are not comfortable to ride, they are very...
11-17-05, 03:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By Bike_13

Now's a great time to do two things: 1....

Now's a great time to do two things:

1. Convert to aheadset - if you have bent a fork, it's likely that you'll need a new headset. Reasonable aheadset stems are not expensive, and you need a new...
11-17-05, 03:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By Bike_13

Now's a great time to do two things: 1....

Now's a great time to do two things:

1. Convert to aheadset - if you have bent a fork, it's likely that you'll need a new headset. Reasonable aheadset stems are not expensive, and you need a new...
11-17-05, 03:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By Bike_13

Now's a great time to do two things: 1....

Now's a great time to do two things:

1. Convert to aheadset - if you have bent a fork, it's likely that you'll need a new headset. Reasonable aheadset stems are not expensive, and you need a new...
11-17-05, 03:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By Bike_13

Also, be careful with the front derailer - only...

Also, be careful with the front derailer - only shimano road derailers are designed to work properly with STI.

MTB derailers have a different geometry and therefore move the cage a different...
11-16-05, 04:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,761
Posted By Bike_13

15 years as a mechanic and that's the best advice...

15 years as a mechanic and that's the best advice I have ever heard - helps after a few beers too ....
11-16-05, 04:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 884
Posted By Bike_13

Actually, the euros have been doing it for years,...

Actually, the euros have been doing it for years, and believe it or not, they've been on the drops since way before Tomac! They call it "Cyclocross". Offroad, 700c*, fast!

Don't knock it 'til...
11-16-05, 04:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,843
Posted By Bike_13

Recently, I have started riding my bike more .....

Recently, I have started riding my bike more .....
11-16-05, 04:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,843
Posted By Bike_13

Extend the life of your entire drivetrain by...

Extend the life of your entire drivetrain by reading bike forums and riding less.
05-26-05, 12:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By Bike_13

Nup, the cable pull of the old and the new will...

Nup, the cable pull of the old and the new will be pretty similar.
05-26-05, 12:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,595
Posted By Bike_13

The answer to this is directly related to the...

The answer to this is directly related to the specific hardness of each material.

Aluminium is the softest material that I am aware of in use as cogs.

Ti is the hardest, and steel sits nicely...
05-25-05, 09:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 827
Posted By Bike_13

I prefer to use a toolbelt when I am wrenching...

I prefer to use a toolbelt when I am wrenching naked ..... more freedom than an apron.
05-20-05, 12:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,770
Posted By Bike_13

300 + wheels built (half road half MTB). I...

300 + wheels built (half road half MTB).

I won't recommend Velocity as they are not heat treated or eyeletted.

I will recommend the double eyeletted Mavics and Sun Rhyno Lites.

As a minimum,...
05-17-05, 11:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By Bike_13

jemoryl is right, Suntour uses a differnet...

jemoryl is right, Suntour uses a differnet thread, so a Shimano axle will not work.

Suntour GPX hubs were made by a different corporation than the "Suntour" of today. Sourcing a Suntour axle may...
04-06-05, 11:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 735
Posted By Bike_13

Dirtdrop, I have never used Campy MTB shifters...

Dirtdrop, I have never used Campy MTB shifters BUT I did use a early 90s Campag Centaur MTB derailler with Shimano 8s shifters, and it worked pretty well (acceptably).

Logic dictates that the...
04-03-05, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By Bike_13

Hmm, not sure about the new ones, but DA has...

Hmm, not sure about the new ones, but DA has always been a significant step up in quality over other Shimano offerings .....
03-29-05, 12:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 844
Posted By Bike_13

Take it easy, he's just asking a question. ...

Take it easy, he's just asking a question.

There are no silly questions on a forum, just silly answers.
03-29-05, 12:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By Bike_13

Also stresses the hub unevenly - not the best...

Also stresses the hub unevenly - not the best arrangement.
03-29-05, 12:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By Bike_13

It can be done, but it results in a wheel for...

It can be done, but it results in a wheel for which there are 4 different spoke lengths, not only 2 (as in a "conventional" wheel build).

I have seen it done, and in many cases successfully, but...
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