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05-19-14, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By Raging_Bulls

Seeing as I don't know when all that work was...

Seeing as I don't know when all that work was done, I'll assume it has been done "over the years" rather than recently. Here's my €0.02

1 ) A good trick would be to remove the wheels and turn the...
05-14-14, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,673
Posted By Raging_Bulls

Indeed. The new ones don't have an adjuster...

Indeed. The new ones don't have an adjuster anymore.
The one at the handlebar should suffice. If you don't have one of those either, you're in for a lot of setup fun.
05-09-14, 04:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,145
Posted By Raging_Bulls

I've had the same all-shimano 3x10 drivetrain on...

I've had the same all-shimano 3x10 drivetrain on 2 different bikes and am currently transferring it to number 3. I opened a link every time and the chain has held up so far. I must have been lucky....
05-08-14, 08:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,551
Posted By Raging_Bulls

It doesn't hurt to try. At most it costs you an...

It doesn't hurt to try. At most it costs you an axle (which you may or may not be able to use later on another project) and a bit of grease.
Still, that cup looks like it is damaged indeed. If...
05-08-14, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,143
Posted By Raging_Bulls

In the dry a properly adjusted set of V-brakes...

In the dry a properly adjusted set of V-brakes will happily lock up either wheel at any speed, so they have enough braking power.
In the wet the discs have a definite advantage because the rotors...
05-07-14, 03:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,402
Posted By Raging_Bulls

I used to be into the whole mobile internet and...

I used to be into the whole mobile internet and social media thing for years, but it was so darn expensive and I had no more time for myself. Shortly after purchasing my current smartphone (a HTC...
05-07-14, 11:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,725
Posted By Raging_Bulls

damage to the tire would usually let the front...

damage to the tire would usually let the front end "wander" a bit under braking, not judder or hop. If the headset doesn't have play, my first suspicion would be fork damage, more specifically...
05-07-14, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 241,716
Posted By Raging_Bulls

Funny how cats like contact sports, don't they? ...

Funny how cats like contact sports, don't they? Mine are more into wrestling.

http://www.saenen.net/forums/random_pics/mich_yun_fight.jpg
05-07-14, 05:13 AM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 241,716
Posted By Raging_Bulls

Michah ...

Michah

http://www.saenen.net/forums/random_pics/michah_sleep.jpg


Yuna

http://www.saenen.net/forums/random_pics/yuna_on_bed.jpg
05-06-14, 08:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,551
Posted By Raging_Bulls

Early 90's XT (FH-M730) is 130mm, which should be...

Early 90's XT (FH-M730) is 130mm, which should be possible. However they are getting expensive nowadays. M732 is 135mm already.
05-06-14, 07:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,309
Posted By Raging_Bulls

There's only one way to find out. Convince one...

There's only one way to find out. Convince one or two pro riders to do the next Tour de France on a C&V bike. :D
05-06-14, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7,787
Views: 2,158,058
Posted By Raging_Bulls

I have a spare frame and did consider building it...

I have a spare frame and did consider building it with belt drive, but then I'd like to combine it with a Raleigh internally geared hub or something similar. Single speed isn't really my thing. ...
05-06-14, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,711
Posted By Raging_Bulls

As the others said, no need to overthink the...

As the others said, no need to overthink the chain. There are so many brands and types to choose from. I had a link in my previous chain split open while being twenty miles from home, so I eased it...
05-06-14, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,217
Posted By Raging_Bulls

Funnily enough, I had the exact same thing...

Funnily enough, I had the exact same thing yesterday when I replaced the tires on one of my bikes. I ended up lowering the pressure to the point where I could push the tire inwards without too much...
05-06-14, 01:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,711
Posted By Raging_Bulls

Valerie, It's certainly early 90's. Based...

Valerie,

It's certainly early 90's. Based on a discussion on another bike forum about the same model in the same colour, there is some uncertainty but it's either a 1990 or 1991. After a bit...
05-06-14, 12:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,551
Posted By Raging_Bulls

oops, so they both have different names. Perhaps...

oops, so they both have different names. Perhaps I should learn proper English first :o

Sorry for the confusion. edited my post.
05-06-14, 10:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,551
Posted By Raging_Bulls

Perhaps you can simply overhaul the current...

Perhaps you can simply overhaul the current bearings. Clean the balls, cones and cups with gasoline or degreaser to get them as clean as they can get. Then inspect the cones and cups for pitting...
05-06-14, 10:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,126
Posted By Raging_Bulls

I got me one of these for around €60 : ...

I got me one of these for around €60 :

http://www.decathlon.it/media/803/8034462/zoom_asset_11883982.jpg

It's called "velo works" and I picked it up at my local Decathlon.
Been using it for...
05-05-14, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7,787
Views: 2,158,058
Posted By Raging_Bulls

It's been a long time since I've posted this one...

It's been a long time since I've posted this one and I've since changed it quite a bit, so here's the old Sbike again. Formerly an Urban Assault bike, now back in proper off-road guise.
...
05-05-14, 06:34 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 99,155
Posted By Raging_Bulls

My modern MTB does 250-300 miles every year, my...

My modern MTB does 250-300 miles every year, my 20 year old steel rigid MTBs ... hmm ... no idea really, but it must be somewhere around 6-8.000 miles together. They're just a lot more rewarding to...
05-02-14, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,043
Posted By Raging_Bulls

You can go around the headset and cross over, but...

You can go around the headset and cross over, but you can also stay on the same side of the headset. I chose to do that with the gear cables on one of my bikes because there was no way I could cross...
04-30-14, 10:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,082
Posted By Raging_Bulls

If damaged tires go kaboom, they have a tendency...

If damaged tires go kaboom, they have a tendency to do so just when you're putting a lot of stress on the tire. Like in the middle of a high-speed corner, for instance.

When in doubt, replace. ...
04-25-14, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,017
Posted By Raging_Bulls

Indeed, mine is a dual air. I was running it on...

Indeed, mine is a dual air. I was running it on 110psi in both chambers and the Reba is rated to 200psi max, so firming it up shouldn't be much of a problem.
No idea how the required amount of...
04-25-14, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,017
Posted By Raging_Bulls

Reducing Reba travel beyond claimed specifications? (aiming for 50mm travel)

I'm rebuilding one of my bikes, which is equipped with a 2011 Reba RL set at 100mm length.
Seeing as the bike will only be used on the road and I actually prefer oldschool looks and geometry, I...
05-29-13, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By Raging_Bulls

I know from experience that the Formula RX and R1...

I know from experience that the Formula RX and R1 brakes can be mounted and used any way you want. (no real reservoir)

That being said, they're not the easiest to bleed and I don't know if their...
05-13-13, 04:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,649
Posted By Raging_Bulls

Always nice to see an older MTB getting a new...

Always nice to see an older MTB getting a new lease of life.

Don't let the roughness discourage you from doing a period-correct build. There are plenty of good period-correct parts on eBay and...
05-12-13, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By Raging_Bulls

Looking good. Are you using bearings in the...

Looking good. Are you using bearings in the wheels or a large one in the frame?
From the looks of it, I'd think the former. I hope that leaves you with a strong enough axle to withstand the...
05-11-13, 09:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,027
Posted By Raging_Bulls

It's crazy collectible indeed, so replacing the...

It's crazy collectible indeed, so replacing the stem is not an option.
05-11-13, 08:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,027
Posted By Raging_Bulls

Rare and uncommon sizes are such fun. I have...

Rare and uncommon sizes are such fun. I have been looking for a straight handlebar with a 25.0mm clamp area for one of my old MTBs for almost a year now. Rarer than hen's teeth, and to make matters...
05-09-13, 09:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,653
Posted By Raging_Bulls

When I read "plane bike" , I got excited. Then I...

When I read "plane bike" , I got excited. Then I opened the topic ...


I think I had a different concept in mind.

http://www.mediacoop.ca/sites/mediacoop.ca/files2/mc/flying-bike.jpg
05-06-13, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,248
Posted By Raging_Bulls

Keep in mind that switching from a 42 to a 48...

Keep in mind that switching from a 42 to a 48 will only increase the speed at identical RPM by about 14%. Basically your 12 MPH will become 13.7 MPH.
Not sure if that's worth the amount of work...
05-06-13, 02:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,902
Posted By Raging_Bulls

Even if the bike is on 1" slicks, a 53x11 is an...

Even if the bike is on 1" slicks, a 53x11 is an unhealthy gear for anything other than drafting and downhill riding. You really need to stick to lighter gears and learn to spin faster, otherwise...
05-04-13, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,474,808
Posted By Raging_Bulls

Same here, normally I'd suggest XT skewers over...

Same here, normally I'd suggest XT skewers over most of the lightweight ones. I tried a set of 20 year old M730 skewers, which appear to be capable of grabbing the fork much better. I think I just...
04-30-13, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,474,808
Posted By Raging_Bulls

My latest on its first proper run today. Still...

My latest on its first proper run today. Still sorting out some teething problems, but overall it's coming along pretty well.

http://www.saenen.net/forums/fotos/schmolke/schmol_tst_run.jpg
...
04-29-13, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 42,630
Posted By Raging_Bulls

I'd have a look at the valves. It sounds like...

I'd have a look at the valves. It sounds like they are stuck in the "open" position. Perhaps the pump is pushing them too far down, or there may be some dirt in there. Or maybe you just have bad...
04-27-13, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 855
Posted By Raging_Bulls

I clean the pulley wheels by putting a...

I clean the pulley wheels by putting a screwdriver against them (just a very little bit of pressure will suffice) and slowly turning the cranks backwards until all the gunk is off.
Afterwards I...
04-27-13, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,051
Posted By Raging_Bulls

small update : I've had the right one apart, and...

small update : I've had the right one apart, and the entire shifter is built around a square hole and a square axle in which the top bit is screwed.
Unless I refabricate the entire mounting piece...
04-26-13, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,051
Posted By Raging_Bulls

I suppose that may be down to the angle at which...

I suppose that may be down to the angle at which I took the photo. The "cables" you see are actually the brake lines. I guess all the black doesn't make it obvious at first sight.
The shifters...
04-26-13, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,051
Posted By Raging_Bulls

Microshift thumb shifter question

I'm in the process of converting one of my bikes from Shimano M770 to Microdrive thumb shifters (keeping it 3x10)
The angle of the right-hand shifter in this photo (I have put them on the opposite...
04-26-13, 07:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,680
Posted By Raging_Bulls

A lot of bent hangers would still be straight if...

A lot of bent hangers would still be straight if people would use a derailleur protector. It doesn't even have to be one that goes all the way down, just as long as it covers the widest part of the...
04-24-13, 05:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 861
Posted By Raging_Bulls

oops, my bad. I never really paid much attention...

oops, my bad. I never really paid much attention to BSOs. I only really noticed disc brakes becoming common at the local bike shops at around 2005.
I keep forgetting that the US adopted them...
04-24-13, 05:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,129
Posted By Raging_Bulls

hmm, I see what you're on about. Yeah, slim...

hmm, I see what you're on about. Yeah, slim chance of that happening unless the perp has already encountered these and figured out that trick.
Still takes a lot more time than it would with the...
04-24-13, 04:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,806
Posted By Raging_Bulls

As long as you have some used screw-on freewheels...

As long as you have some used screw-on freewheels with the right thickness and from the same manufacturer that's an option indeed.
BITD each freewheel manufacturer (and there were quite a few of...
04-23-13, 04:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 861
Posted By Raging_Bulls

I assume it's "Acera", not "Acer". Acera has...

I assume it's "Acera", not "Acer". Acera has always been on the low end of the Shimano groupset spectrum. That's not a good sign.

Also, the age and style of the suspension is a pointer.
Tank...
04-23-13, 11:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,806
Posted By Raging_Bulls

Early 90s bikes will almost go on forever if you...

Early 90s bikes will almost go on forever if you take a little care of them. When properly maintained, they can be surprisingly fast too. Stopping them from high speeds can be a different story...
04-22-13, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,973
Posted By Raging_Bulls

Diagnosing the problem should be easy. Measure...

Diagnosing the problem should be easy. Measure the distance from a certain point (the bottom of the headset for instance) to the end of each dropout. They're probably not at the same height.
...
04-22-13, 12:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,811
Posted By Raging_Bulls

Only if you just spray on new oil, but not if you...

Only if you just spray on new oil, but not if you do it properly. I don't have any crud on the inside of my chains after I'm done lubricating them.
...
04-22-13, 06:20 AM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 454,716
Posted By Raging_Bulls

Does this Lati qualify? Most people don't...

Does this Lati qualify? Most people don't notice that there's something unusual about it.

http://www.saenen.net/forums/fotos/laiti/2012-08-21/P8210047m.jpg
...
04-22-13, 04:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,129
Posted By Raging_Bulls

Actually that's a screw. You undo it on the...

Actually that's a screw. You undo it on the other side of the tool's head. Once you undo it so far that all the thread is back inside the pentagonal area, you put the key in the QR and then screw...
04-22-13, 02:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,129
Posted By Raging_Bulls

A TranzX QR set (available in black or chrome)...

A TranzX QR set (available in black or chrome) can sort that out.

http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/69/82/38/40/0069823840085_500X500.jpg

Only a really good bike thief will have one of those...
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