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06-16-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,876
Posted By lasauge

I like nearly all aspects of wrenching on bikes,...

I like nearly all aspects of wrenching on bikes, the only things I don't enjoy are the simple tasks that sometimes become frustratingly fiddly: aligning disc brake calipers, running internal...
06-07-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,030
Posted By lasauge

There was a brief moment when these kinds of...

There was a brief moment when these kinds of twisted-spoke wheels were cool, as part of the fixie craze of the early 2000s. There's not a whole to say about them except that they're visually unique;...
05-28-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 916
Views: 43,596
Posted By lasauge

Likewise, I've never heard anything about a...

Likewise, I've never heard anything about a 'flaps must meet' rule when I have taken the box to the local post office - only chuckles of amusement when I explain why the box is so darned heavy.
05-20-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,069
Posted By lasauge

Okay. (pics link to larger versions) ...

Okay.
(pics link to larger versions)
https://i.ibb.co/vjBsz4n/4.jpg (https://ibb.co/vjBsz4n)
https://i.ibb.co/VmWp8qG/1.jpg (https://ibb.co/VmWp8qG)
https://i.ibb.co/WfkD23r/6.jpg...
05-19-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 711
Posted By lasauge

Personally I'd wire up the brakes and try them...

Personally I'd wire up the brakes and try them before anything else, there may not even be a problem waiting to be solved.
05-13-19, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By lasauge

Going off nothing but the beaver I'm going to...

Going off nothing but the beaver I'm going to guess the SC stands for 'Super Cycle,' a marque sold by Canadian Tire.
05-13-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By lasauge

If you're thinking fancy anodized rims from...

If you're thinking fancy anodized rims from Velocity I'd go all in and get lime green over polished (you can tell people it's granny smith apple green). Pink/white/green would be rad.
05-13-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 959
Posted By lasauge

I'm not sure I understand the question - are you...

I'm not sure I understand the question - are you looking for example pictures of C&V bikes refinished without decals?

Assuming that's what you mean, I can contribute because I'm partial to that...
05-11-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 17,426
Posted By lasauge

I'm going play devil's advocate here - yes, the...

I'm going play devil's advocate here - yes, the many posts in this thread pointing out how silly it is that some cyclists look down on nice older bikes just because they're old are correct, and I...
05-09-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By lasauge

For the uninitiated, what's the difference...

For the uninitiated, what's the difference between Plastilac and Cellotape?
05-03-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By lasauge

When I worked for a Trek dealer in 2016 we had...

When I worked for a Trek dealer in 2016 we had some Electra bikes on the sales floor and could order Electra parts at the beginning of the season, but they disappeared by the fall - or I should say...
04-28-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 51,232
Views: 6,658,955
Posted By lasauge

If you're really interested I could facilitate...

If you're really interested I could facilitate this, I'm about a quarter mile from the seller's location and I suspect that the seller is an acquaintance.
04-14-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 782
Posted By lasauge

I can see and access a large portion of the drops...

I can see and access a large portion of the drops on my bars with bar mitts on, but there's no trick involved, they're just older handlebars with a longer and deeper shape than the modern compact...
04-10-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By lasauge

I believe I have some NIB 333 twist shifters, and...

I believe I have some NIB 333 twist shifters, and almost certainly have a 333 pushrod in a box of assorted ancient IGH repair parts, but will need to do some checking to verify I've got the right...
04-08-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 916
Views: 43,596
Posted By lasauge

The box was shipped out this morning, here are...

The box was shipped out this morning, here are the pics as arrived and the things I kept:

https://i.ibb.co/N1JFWjg/DSCF1002.jpg (https://ibb.co/N1JFWjg) https://i.ibb.co/ZfbtGXs/DSCF1003.jpg...
04-06-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 916
Views: 43,596
Posted By lasauge

The box arrived here yesterday afternoon, I'll...

The box arrived here yesterday afternoon, I'll get pictures up later this evening and will send it back out on Monday.
03-28-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,694
Posted By lasauge

Just before the junction with the seattube, does...

Just before the junction with the seattube, does the toptube flare out wider, or is that section made out a bit of larger diameter tubing, or is that just an apparent illusion from the photo?
03-25-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,393
Posted By lasauge

https://i.ibb.co/PYs5zCJ/18-0925.jpg...

https://i.ibb.co/PYs5zCJ/18-0925.jpg (https://ibb.co/PYs5zCJ)
https://thumb.ibb.co/fOhBdK/2018-0506.jpg (https://ibb.co/fOhBdK)
(both link to bigger versions)
03-22-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,720
Posted By lasauge

To add to what others have said, 90's mountain...

To add to what others have said, 90's mountain bikes can work well for this purpose, but not all of them have geometry that's suitable for swapping in drop bars. Another option is an older touring...
03-22-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,559
Posted By lasauge

You think that's bad, I have a set of Park Tool...

You think that's bad, I have a set of Park Tool cone wrenches in SAE.
03-20-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By lasauge

Freewheels vs. Winter Conditions

I debated whether to put this thread here or in the winter cycling forum, but figure this is a better place since it's more likely to get answers and opinions...

I commute by bike year-round,...
03-11-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,637
Posted By lasauge

Well actually, yes, I was expecting something...

Well actually, yes, I was expecting something more like that given the phrase "superbike" in the title.

I'm more disappointed that he spent money on brake calipers, front derailer, wheelset, and...
03-11-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,637
Posted By lasauge

After seeing the most recent ep I'd say this...

After seeing the most recent ep I'd say this project is now rather underwhelming - more cosmetic makeover than functional upgrade.
03-03-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,139
Posted By lasauge

Random question, but in response to Toolboxwars,...

Random question, but in response to Toolboxwars, can someone explain what the rotating punch pliers in so many of the pros' toolboxes are used for?
03-01-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By lasauge

I've always done it with the levers on the bike -...

I've always done it with the levers on the bike - remove the cable, put the spray hose in the cable hole and spray while shifting back and forth, then pull the brake lever forward and spray from...
02-25-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,292
Posted By lasauge

If the shifters are labeled Ultegra they should...

If the shifters are labeled Ultegra they should be 9-speed, if they're 8-sp they'll be marked Shimano 600.

Aside from that, it's a good idea to check that used shifters work before buying, so put...
02-24-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By lasauge

pm sent on the Rapha shirt

pm sent on the Rapha shirt
02-18-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 551
Posted By lasauge

It's not at all surprising to hear that anything...

It's not at all surprising to hear that anything with X-press shifters isn't working well, they're a poor design to begin with and age doesn't do them any favors. You could probably get them working...
02-18-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 870
Posted By lasauge

The models and their costumes are the best part....

The models and their costumes are the best part. I like how they have a body builder lifting one of the bikes... setting realistic expectations.
02-13-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,531
Posted By lasauge

The things on the far right are replacement studs...

The things on the far right are replacement studs and an installation tool, they bolt to the bottom of shoes/boots/cleats to give more traction in certain ground conditions. I have a couple pairs of...
02-12-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,050
Posted By lasauge

In short, I've found that when you mount road...

In short, I've found that when you mount road levers horizontally, it's better to use bigger, bulkier aero levers because they provide a larger surface area to grip or rest your palms on, tend to...
02-10-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 51,232
Views: 6,658,955
Posted By lasauge

[/left] Yup, it's for a cadence sensor. If you...

[/left]
Yup, it's for a cadence sensor. If you look at the pictures you can see a magnet on the inner side of the left crank and the sensor on the left chainstay.
02-09-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,587
Posted By lasauge

Not much of a winter to write about here this...

Not much of a winter to write about here this year, but my favorite conditions to ride in during winter are days with no wind, temps above the single digits, and most importantly a consistent ground...
02-07-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,050
Posted By lasauge

I tried mustache bars a couple of times on...

I tried mustache bars a couple of times on different bikes and could never get comfortable with them as they were too wide for my shoulders, and led to hand and wrist pain when used offroad. Unlike...
02-04-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 7,337
Views: 1,923,327
Posted By lasauge

I have 5 bikes that fit this category, and only...

I have 5 bikes that fit this category, and only in one case did I need to "cold set" the rear triangle. That last one is a truly exceptional case because I use that frame as my main commuting bike,...
02-03-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 916
Views: 43,596
Posted By lasauge

I'd generally second the spirit of your comment,...

I'd generally second the spirit of your comment, but I do think that members here are generally pretty good about understanding the distinction between crap and junk - nobody would play this game if...
02-02-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By lasauge

I have a few examples of such anachronisms, but...

I have a few examples of such anachronisms, but none of them are photo-worthy. They all belong to the same general category: parts that are technically older, but not functionally any different/worse...
02-02-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 791
Posted By lasauge

I've had a similar failure rate: I've got two...

I've had a similar failure rate: I've got two bikes with SunRace freewheels that are doing just fine, but I've also had two of their freewheels give out on me - they stopped spinning freely, then...
01-28-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By lasauge

PM incoming

PM incoming
01-28-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,875
Posted By lasauge

I have one bike that's deliberately kept...

I have one bike that's deliberately kept period-correct as a vintage showpiece, but all the rest I'm happy to use modern parts. My only rules are that the bikes all have to ride well and be visually...
01-27-19, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By lasauge

I've been on the fence about such an item, but...

I've been on the fence about such an item, but I'll let you know if I decide it's something I don't really need.
01-27-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By lasauge

Anything in particular you'd like pictures of?...

Anything in particular you'd like pictures of? Also, the thumbnail I posted links to a larger image.
01-27-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By lasauge

Assortment of Tools

Update: SOLD!

I have a bunch of duplicate/triplicate tools that it's pointless for me to hold on to. Everything listed is in excellent condition, a little dusty but with minimal wear. The two...
01-27-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By lasauge

I have a related question: I have been riding a...

I have a related question: I have been riding a bike with under-the-stay U-brakes for a couple years now, on gravel, dirt, pavement, snow, and ice but haven't noticed them being especially vulnerable...
01-20-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By lasauge

Get (un)Bent! Park tools for frame aligning and bending

edit: Sold!

https://i.ibb.co/XZtt47m/tools1.jpg (https://ibb.co/XZtt47m) https://i.ibb.co/TBNc4Xr/tools2.jpg (https://ibb.co/TBNc4Xr)
HCS-1 Crank Straightener
FFS-1 Frame and Fork Straightener...
01-20-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By lasauge

3 NOS Ideale Saddles

All sold!
https://i.ibb.co/YbRpwLG/saddles1.jpg (https://ibb.co/YbRpwLG) https://i.ibb.co/s6zJdY5/saddles2.jpg (https://ibb.co/s6zJdY5)
2 of these are actually stamped BIM, but I'm not sure what...
01-20-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 589
Posted By lasauge

I second what crank_addict says, it's generally...

I second what crank_addict says, it's generally not necessary to pull STI levers apart, because 99% of the time flushing with WD-40, then adding some tri-flow, will get them working again - and in...
01-19-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 916
Views: 43,596
Posted By lasauge

I'll give this another (4th? 5th?) go....

I'll give this another (4th? 5th?) go. Crapmaster, please put me on the list once again.
01-19-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 944
Posted By lasauge

I don't have enough space in my garage, so some...

I don't have enough space in my garage, so some of my bikes live indoors out of necessity. From the desk where I'm typing this I have but to turn my head a few degrees and I can see 6 bikes and 3...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,904
Posted By lasauge

I wish I could, it seems that in the last few...

I wish I could, it seems that in the last few years fewer and fewer brands are producing shoes of the type I like (laces, no flashy colors or reflective bits that scream 'bike shoes'). Increasingly...
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