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01-18-22, 06:22 PM
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Posted By steine13

It's new bike day here in mid-Michigan. My T400...

It's new bike day here in mid-Michigan. My T400 from the Spokane Goodwill showed up today.
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01-15-22, 11:43 AM
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Posted By steine13

WGB -- post some of these for mid Michigan...

WGB -- post some of these for mid Michigan please. This is nuts!
01-11-22, 08:57 PM
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Posted By steine13

Speaking of Goodwill -- and until recently, that...

Speaking of Goodwill -- and until recently, that wasn't even on my radar...

This Miyata 210 Mixte is on offer in Indy for $35 buy-it-now. That could be a pretty sweet running-around bike....
01-10-22, 07:06 PM
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Posted By steine13

>> I’m not sure I buy the Mel Pinto connection. ...

>> I’m not sure I buy the Mel Pinto connection.

I hear what you're saying but that PINTO decal would be quite the obscure stretch for someone to fake... It's a $100 bicycle, asking price......
01-08-22, 09:16 PM
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Posted By steine13

>> Little confused here. Is the top hub the ‘NOS...

>> Little confused here. Is the top hub the ‘NOS Shimano 600’ one? If so, you got some weird non-NOS stuff going on there axle-wise.

It looks goofy because I've taken the jam nut off to look into...
01-08-22, 07:32 PM
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Posted By steine13

A tiny bit of progress -- and a question. ...

A tiny bit of progress -- and a question.

The Velomine 650b wheels were quite useful as a test for several of my bikes. Case in point: No help for the '97 R200 -- the chainstay dimples are in the...
01-03-22, 12:03 PM
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Posted By steine13

Regarding the Trek 720 -- that's too much money...

Regarding the Trek 720 -- that's too much money by X2 for the shape it's in. At least for my $$$. Shame, too, it used to be a nice bike. I see rusty spokes!??

It'll take a lot of parts and elbow...
01-02-22, 11:10 AM
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Posted By steine13

Ah crap when it shows up in "new posts" i forget...

Ah crap when it shows up in "new posts" i forget to check for necro'd threads ..
01-02-22, 09:46 AM
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Posted By steine13

>> Horizontal dropouts suggest adjustable...

>> Horizontal dropouts suggest adjustable wheelbase, verticals are not adjustable.

What gugie said.

But I want my money back; I specifically came to this thread because I've never seen a...
12-30-21, 01:27 PM
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Posted By steine13

lorica Thanks a lot for the assist! I...

lorica

Thanks a lot for the assist!

I paid triple that, and gladly, for a 94 that's two sizes smaller...for the offspring ;)

It's uncanny how the upgrades mirror my own bike...barend...
12-29-21, 06:27 PM
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Posted By steine13

Well, step 1 completed. It's mine, for $104 -- so...

Well, step 1 completed. It's mine, for $104 -- so they're legit, I put in $207 for my maximum. Now I'm going to get on the phone and try bike stores in Spokane...

N+1 in 2021, what can I say ;)
12-29-21, 06:17 PM
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Posted By steine13

Ya they don't ship. I sent up a flare on the...

Ya they don't ship. I sent up a flare on the Facilitator's thread -- don't expect anything on such short notice -- and am OK with going through a local bike store. I'll bid on it and if I don't get...
12-29-21, 06:04 PM
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Posted By steine13

For sentimental reasons, I will bid on this 1995...

For sentimental reasons, I will bid on this 1995 Cannondale Tourer.. auction ends in 20 minutes, so I'll shoot first and ask later.
https://shopgoodwill.com/item/136116421

I'm looking for someone...
12-29-21, 05:54 PM
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Posted By steine13

Be still my heart that's a clone of my 1995 T400....

Be still my heart that's a clone of my 1995 T400.
Those are the "Avocet Cross" tires that came on mine, too.
Can't have been ridden muchc.
Thank you!

Spokane. They do ship, so....

The...
12-29-21, 04:03 PM
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Posted By steine13

That C'dale is a '91 or '92 and my size... $200...

That C'dale is a '91 or '92 and my size... $200 in MA. Of course.
If it were within an hour or two, I'd go get it. The tall ones are a dime a dozen by comparison; these 23" bikes come up rarely and...
12-27-21, 08:05 PM
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Posted By steine13

Not the best riding weather here in mid-Michigan,...

Not the best riding weather here in mid-Michigan, but my wife's ancient Bianchi's resurrection Version 2 is shaping up, this time with 650b wheels, a Nexus 3spd hub, and Col de Vie tires as an...
12-26-21, 07:25 PM
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Posted By steine13

Breaking the buck

I'm not sure I'd call it wrenching... but it might be worth a smile to some-a-y'alls.

This relates to the beauty in post #4710 above, where among some other wrenching I thought I'd get another 100...
12-12-21, 04:58 PM
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Posted By steine13

You said something along the lines of "if it's...

You said something along the lines of "if it's what it looks like"...but i have no idea what you meant. I'm intrigued...can you elaborate?

thanks -mathias
12-09-21, 10:37 AM
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Posted By steine13

I dunno, man ....looks a little out of round. ...

I dunno, man ....looks a little out of round.

​​​​​​I could tune that right up for you.
Gives a whole new meaning to "tuning fork" ;)
12-08-21, 07:16 PM
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Posted By steine13

Looks like on this thread I'm destined to play...

Looks like on this thread I'm destined to play the sad clown. Today was a comedy of errors, which was a continuation from the weekend.

I've got this Cannondale H400 hybrid, you see, that I've been...
11-30-21, 09:13 PM
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Posted By steine13

I am watching with great interest what thumpism...

I am watching with great interest what thumpism is going to do with this 620.
On the home front, I'm wrestling with my Cannondale H400 winter bike. Yesterday I "fixed" the herniated tube in the rear...
11-26-21, 07:51 PM
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Posted By steine13

EDIT: Now marked as SOLD. ...

EDIT: Now marked as SOLD.







Yes, and yes.
11-25-21, 02:19 PM
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Posted By steine13

That Cannondale is a 27 inch. I don't believe I...

That Cannondale is a 27 inch. I don't believe I have ever seen one. AFAIK these were special-order items. A great find if you need that size.
11-25-21, 07:43 AM
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Posted By steine13

Wow. Congratulations! Goes to show that you can...

Wow. Congratulations!
Goes to show that you can get more done with a kind word and a 2x4 than a kind word alone.

I note that the Phil tool did not deform.

With new bearings, can you reuse the...
11-24-21, 08:55 PM
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Posted By steine13

...aand finally, another question, not really...

...aand finally, another question, not really part of this build, but related.

I picked up another T400 recently with the intention to refurbish it as a Christmas present for our daughter who is...
11-24-21, 08:15 PM
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Posted By steine13

Slow thread or no, I need advice. I have the...

Slow thread or no, I need advice. I have the perfect rear rack for my build, but it doesn't quite reach. I had a similar situation on my wife's T400, and bent the stays into submission, and it worked...
11-24-21, 07:59 PM
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Posted By steine13

Learned Friends: I try to deliver. When I...

Learned Friends:

I try to deliver. When I say 'Slow Thread', you won't have to worry about rapid-fire updates. But I try to pay attention. So:

rccardr
>> It’s so sad that the thick chainstays...
11-22-21, 06:02 PM
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Posted By steine13

The OP is either a troll, or more likely y'all...

The OP is either a troll, or more likely y'all scared him off ;)
We may not get better particulars.
cheers -mathias
11-21-21, 01:54 PM
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Posted By steine13

Facebook links are annoying bc of the account...

Facebook links are annoying bc of the account thing. Sometimes you can click through and sometimes you can't, to keep us interested, i guess.

How about an agreement to post the model advertised,...
11-19-21, 12:12 PM
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Posted By steine13

My Forever bike is a 1996 Cannondale T400,...

My Forever bike is a 1996 Cannondale T400, ordered from the LBS. That was state of the art for low-end bikes with a 7sp cassette and Shimano indexed DT shifters. So in my case it's more arrested...
11-17-21, 09:18 AM
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Posted By steine13

It's possible but not likely that a 20 year old...

It's possible but not likely that a 20 year old bike has a "freewheel."
I expect it is a cassette.
And the answer might be to run 8 speeds of a 9 speed cassette on the 7 spd freehub body. Sheldon...
11-16-21, 08:30 PM
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Posted By steine13

The listing is gone. That was quick.

The listing is gone. That was quick.
11-16-21, 10:37 AM
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Posted By steine13

First commute on the new wheels. New bike...

First commute on the new wheels. New bike syndrome maybe, but I really like the way these col de la vies ride at 45 lbs. It was minus 2 degrees socialist this morning at seven....
11-14-21, 06:22 PM
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Posted By steine13

Alright. No more Mr. Nice Guy. Seeing as how...

Alright. No more Mr. Nice Guy.

Seeing as how my carefully pilfered 7sp freehub bodies would do no good, I went ahead and swapped the NDS spacer on the velomine hub with the narrower one of a new...
11-14-21, 09:21 AM
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Posted By steine13

It looks like there's a bit of a snag. All y'alls...

It looks like there's a bit of a snag. All y'alls probably saw it coming but I sure didn't:
The freehub body from one of the co-op donor hubs does not fit.
Shimano went from ten splines to fifteen...
11-14-21, 07:19 AM
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Views: 349
Posted By steine13

Press a piece of aluminum foil or even simple...

Press a piece of aluminum foil or even simple paper against the threads

Put no force on it after. Measure the widest range you can, count threads, that'll give you TPI. Easier than eyeballing...
11-14-21, 07:09 AM
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Posted By steine13

If that ghastly tape is on there much longer,...

If that ghastly tape is on there much longer, this bike will lose Italian ctizenship.

Black.
11-13-21, 08:57 PM
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Views: 1,624
Posted By steine13

Learned Friends: I had referenced "inbound...

Learned Friends:

I had referenced "inbound parts".. today, finally, with two days of shipping delay, I got my 650B touring wheel set form Velomine. At first blush, these seem to be very solidly...
11-13-21, 08:22 PM
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Views: 1,624
Posted By steine13

This question has been discussed before, of...

This question has been discussed before, of course.. over on the "Show Us Your Vintage Cannondale" thread, there was this post about an ST bike:
https://www.bikeforums.net/21697712-post1166.html
...
11-12-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,239
Posted By steine13

On the contrary, i believe there is no such thing...

On the contrary, i believe there is no such thing as a safe ride. There IS risk mitigation, and acceptance of the residual.

I will say I'm back to 'helmet always' since I saw the post by the guy...
11-11-21, 09:21 PM
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Views: 1,624
Posted By steine13

While we wait for parts to come in, here's what...

While we wait for parts to come in, here's what happens when a Phil bottom bracket gets corroded and does not wish to leave the frame.
...
11-11-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,239
Posted By steine13

>> or other vehicles that may stop or turn...

>> or other vehicles that may stop or turn suddenly and without warning

Around here, we call that a "Tuesday."
With bad drivers everywhere, how fast should I go?

The point is, a car turning...
11-11-21, 05:27 PM
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Views: 3,239
Posted By steine13

25 mph is too fast?? Simple metric: if it...

25 mph is too fast??

Simple metric: if it isn't too fast in a car it's not too fast on a bike. The danger is from idiots not speed.

Take the too fast argument to its conclusion and you never...
11-07-21, 09:00 PM
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Views: 1,624
Posted By steine13

Slowest Cannondale build thread

Learned Friends:

The thread title is not a boast or a a challenge, it's more of a warning.. it has taken me a couple weeks to get this bike on the road, and it will take most of the winter to turn...
11-06-21, 06:28 PM
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Posted By steine13

I know this thread is ancient, but it was there...

I know this thread is ancient, but it was there when I needed it. Had a handlebar good and stuck in an old 1R and the information here helped me get it out. In hindsight, it would have been good to...
11-05-21, 08:31 PM
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Posted By steine13

And while we're on the subject, why not another...

And while we're on the subject, why not another one.
This one IS my size but I'm not a brifter nor a true road bike person. It's a little dear to be futzing with 650B and tossing some good...
11-05-21, 08:17 PM
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Posted By steine13

This has been up for a while, and it may have...

This has been up for a while, and it may have mostly local appeal. Assenmacher is (or was) a well-regarded builder. I don't think Matt A. is active anymore.
This is not my size. Nice "fast tourer."...
11-03-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 987
Posted By steine13

>> I'll order some blank black aprons If you...

>> I'll order some blank black aprons

If you can get celeste, I'm in ;)
10-31-21, 01:38 PM
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Views: 623
Posted By steine13

>> What exactly are on these notes that's worth...

>> What exactly are on these notes that's worth saving?

One example I gave above was swapping a brake caliper on a car. I'd sworn off that sort of thing but my mechanic was on vacation so I went...
10-31-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By steine13

Take what I say with caution -- I just installed...

Take what I say with caution -- I just installed my first headset a couple days ago.

And the first thing I learned about picking parts is that there are (of course!) two standards for the diameter...
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