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10-01-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 291
Posted By Charliekeet

I know that it's basically, "the standard tire #...

I know that it's basically, "the standard tire # measurement thingy" and that's good enough!
09-30-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 188
Posted By Charliekeet

:innocent: Help! I need a bike frame Help! ...

:innocent:
Help!
I need a bike frame
Help!
Not just any bike frame
Help!
You know I need someone - help!
...

:welcome
09-28-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,850
Posted By Charliekeet

Have just been thinking about this as Iím going...

Have just been thinking about this as Iím going to strip my old Cannondale to bare aluminum (the original red paint has had it), but was debating what to do with the steel fork. The fork already has...
09-27-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 675
Posted By Charliekeet

Versatility is good, as the coach knows. But that...

Versatility is good, as the coach knows. But that sounds like too much to pay for the frame, so I wouldnít. Iíd wait and find a ďworseĒ frame to pair with your Ultegra set thatís lying fallow, and...
09-27-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,222
Posted By Charliekeet

What did the girl you ride with say when you told...

What did the girl you ride with say when you told her that ďHer suspension takes all the beating, her 29" wheels make my 26" look gay leaving her with pushing it hard and me on a bad rollercoaster...
09-27-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6,540
Views: 588,825
Posted By Charliekeet

Small parts! All the way across the US to me. ...

Small parts! All the way across the US to me.

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09-27-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 407
Posted By Charliekeet

Then again, on Nextdoor as with everywhere else...

Then again, on Nextdoor as with everywhere else these days, you do get some people who are either clueless or trying to capitalize on the clueless with listings like this one:
...
09-27-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By Charliekeet

Well, either get a new seatpost thatís properly...

Well, either get a new seatpost thatís properly sized for the frame/clamp, or a shim if your post is too small, but you should really have a post that fits your frame/clamp properly.
09-26-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 295
Posted By Charliekeet

Perfectly fine choice for most folks. Good...

Perfectly fine choice for most folks. Good all-round hybrid mountain type with some suspension, easily-maintained (or replaced) setup and brand-name parts, though lower-end within the product lineup....
09-25-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By Charliekeet

This. Youíre overthinking things: you got a great...

This. Youíre overthinking things: you got a great deal during a bike shortage and thatís more than a lot of folks have managed to do! Other than adjusting and customizing contact points (saddle,...
09-25-20, 01:28 PM
09-25-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19,639
Views: 3,215,845
Posted By Charliekeet

Exactly. And you know youíre a car guy/gal when...

Exactly. And you know youíre a car guy/gal when you can tell Saturns apart! SL1, SL2, coupe, wagon... all pretty much the same thing.
09-25-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,938
Posted By Charliekeet

1985 Cdale SR900. Itís in far from its original...

1985 Cdale SR900. Itís in far from its original state, but I can ride it just about anywhere due to squeezing in 28mm tires, yet I can still impress my kids when I put the hammer down and pull away...
09-24-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By Charliekeet

But thereís like no way a shop couldíve let...

But thereís like no way a shop couldíve let someone buy a $5,000 USD bike without making sure the pedals were tight, right?? :twitchy: Itís gotta be something else.

And what does this mean: ďLBS...
09-24-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,267
Posted By Charliekeet

Whoa, that is beautiful. :)

Whoa, that is beautiful. :)
09-22-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By Charliekeet

If you have a bulging tire, thatís bad, and you...

If you have a bulging tire, thatís bad, and you should either get some help deflating/removing/re-mounting the tube & tire and seeing if it all seats properly, OR

buy a new tube/tire. You can...
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By Charliekeet

Welcome. Post some more replies (here and on...

Welcome. Post some more replies (here and on other threads that interest you) and get to the 10 min so you can post photos.

If itís an early 90s steel hardtail itís likely worth closer to $200...
09-18-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 385
Posted By Charliekeet

Try Schwalbe Durano Plus. Pretty light, but...

Try Schwalbe Durano Plus. Pretty light, but durable in my experience, and the 28mm is not too puffy- they fit on my 80s Cannondale SR900. (Definitely not designed for big tire clearance)
09-17-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 319
Posted By Charliekeet

I just got my 5-footer a Fuji Absolute 24Ē...

I just got my 5-footer a Fuji Absolute 24Ē flat-bar road bike. Nice little bike. He loves it, but then he likes to go fast. I think a small 26Ē would have been good, just to have thicker tires, but...
09-17-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 765
Posted By Charliekeet

ďHello, Officer, Iíve discovered that the...

ďHello, Officer, Iíve discovered that the automobile I bought from your auction contained 5 pounds, er... no, sorry, I mean FOUR pounds of marijuana!Ē
09-15-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By Charliekeet

A number of recommendations online (users and...

A number of recommendations online (users and manufacturers, including that NSB listing) of using a 10-spd chain even if running 9-speeds still, so that was my plan.

Huh, that offset ring by NSB...
09-15-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By Charliekeet

Anyway, I think Iím going to buy that N-W 64 bcd...

Anyway, I think Iím going to buy that N-W 64 bcd Wolf Tooth 26t inner, and Iíll take off the outer (big)ring, and I think I understand how my crankset is constructed better now.

It looks like I...
09-15-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 357
Posted By Charliekeet

That would be possible, but in my opinion I would...

That would be possible, but in my opinion I would rather find a 27.2 (a very common size), and you could shim that easily.
09-15-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By Charliekeet

I called Chris King and they were very helpful....

I called Chris King and they were very helpful. :thumb: Iíll order the important pieces from them and move forward. Thanks everyone.
09-14-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By Charliekeet

After looking at the prices for the small parts,...

After looking at the prices for the small parts, Iím not excited about it! I get why, say, the base plate (crown race) would be crucial, but I was hoping to reuse some parts. Weíll see
09-14-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By Charliekeet

Right, ok, still external cups. Duh. The CK one...

Right, ok, still external cups. Duh. The CK one is just sealed bearings and not what I was used to seeing.

It is what I wanted to use, in that itís nicer than the caged-ball Cane Creek, plus itís...
09-14-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By Charliekeet

Headset help (some compatibility, Chris King content)

:D
Starting to build up an NOS hardtail and ran into another question. The bike is this (Specialized (https://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/BikeSpecs.aspx?item=16673)) which I asked about in another...
09-12-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By Charliekeet

1x9. Using the existing 11-34 and Deore LX rear...

1x9. Using the existing 11-34 and Deore LX rear der. Will get a new chain, though (10 spd)
09-11-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By Charliekeet

Sheldon Brownís seatpost database says this: ...

Sheldon Brownís seatpost database says this:
Univega
Specialissima
1981
26.8

So I donít know about the accurate dating of your frame, but given this and that your measurements indicated on...
09-11-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By Charliekeet

Edit: or maybe it does connect, but Iíll need to...

Edit: or maybe it does connect, but Iíll need to space it out to make up for the lack of the other ring(s)? (And itís just a question of getting shims and making sure the nut/bolts are going through...
09-11-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By Charliekeet

Chainring help for new-frame build w/ some older parts

Hi
Iím building up an NOS hard tail frame (this Specialized HERE (https://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/BikeSpecs.aspx?item=16673)) with many of the parts from his previous bike, which had a cracked...
09-10-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 465
Posted By Charliekeet

Ok, so with new frame (and some calipers) in...

Ok, so with new frame (and some calipers) in hand, Iíve learned:

The new frame has the same bb shell width as the old frame: 68mm

But, the old frame seat tube: 31.8
NEW frame: 34.9.

So I...
09-09-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 465
Posted By Charliekeet

Well, that has cleared up my head completely -...

Well, that has cleared up my head completely - thank you for putting it that way, dedhed !
And indeed, borne out by info in Sheldon Brown's database:
09-08-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 465
Posted By Charliekeet

Just realized Iíll need a longer spindle now than...

Just realized Iíll need a longer spindle now than I had with the 68 shell, right? If that was 113, this would need to be 73/118...
09-08-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 465
Posted By Charliekeet

Right, I got it- theyíre original Octalink V2,...

Right, I got it- theyíre original Octalink V2, based on that picture and also the measurement of the splines on mine, below- theyíre just under 3/8Ē, so that would be the 9mm as shown in this...
09-08-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 465
Posted By Charliekeet

Got the cranks off no problem despite only having...

Got the cranks off no problem despite only having the ccp22 puller. 10mm socket was handy and worked perfectly. :) Now I gotta make sure if I need a 73mm that I can locate a 1st-gen Octalink...
09-08-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,311
Posted By Charliekeet

Yup, Iíve been feeling good about having extra...

Yup, Iíve been feeling good about having extra parts and rideable bikes on hand lately! My kidís MTB head tube cracked and I was like no prob, weíve got this other one you can ride for now. :D...
09-07-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 465
Posted By Charliekeet

New frame not in hand for a couple of days (And I...

New frame not in hand for a couple of days (And I cant find a definitive answer on the Spesh site or online catalog, so weíll see. But it sounds like I have to get a new 73mm BB, specifically a new...
09-07-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 390
Posted By Charliekeet

Another cure (if OP finds that running smaller...

Another cure (if OP finds that running smaller tires doesnít work out) might be running a different brake. Not all single-pivot side caliper brakes had the same profile and since the issue with the...
09-07-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 465
Posted By Charliekeet

Hmm, so maybe it is 68mm then. (No, I donít have...

Hmm, so maybe it is 68mm then. (No, I donít have calipers. :p )

Measured again, and just the actual Al frame, the bb shell, not anything sticking past the metal, with soft tape, regular metal tape...
09-07-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 465
Posted By Charliekeet

Good to know. Iíll see if the folks at my LBS...

Good to know. Iíll see if the folks at my LBS have one & will lend it when I go buy the BBT22 tool from them.

I also found that plug on Amazon for $9, which I refuse to do. :notamused: Clearly I...
09-07-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 465
Posted By Charliekeet

Thx for the info. So maybe simplest thing is to...

Thx for the info. So maybe simplest thing is to try getting the cranks out with the socket trick, buy the BB tool and swap over BB and cranks to the new frame. I measured the edge of the old frameís...
09-07-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 465
Posted By Charliekeet

BB & crankset choice for new frame

Ok, need some advice. TIA

My sonís aluminum Marin MTB cracked at the headtube, so thatís done and Iíve stripped everything off of it except the cranks and BB.

Old bike had Shimano Deore LX...
08-23-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,321
Posted By Charliekeet

1985 SR 900 - stamped TC ...

1985 SR 900 - stamped TC
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08-20-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 19,639
Views: 3,215,845
Posted By Charliekeet

In cyclist Hell, everybody rides this bike, just...

In cyclist Hell, everybody rides this bike, just like this:...
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By Charliekeet

Word. Thanks

Word. Thanks
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By Charliekeet

Right, I think it's just a botch job and unsafe...

Right, I think it's just a botch job and unsafe to ride as-is. Assuming I check out the frame and it's OK, I could probably pick up the whole thing for <$50, chuck the fork, and replace with...
Replies: 16
Views: 644
Posted By Charliekeet

Clang got it- thatís a 1990 Ascent. A bit heavy,...

Clang got it- thatís a 1990 Ascent. A bit heavy, but Iíd pay that for it 3 times over!
I have a soft spot for it as I had an Ď89 (straight fork) stolen from me last year- hereís the page from the...
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By Charliekeet

Cannondale 90s M700 with fork swap

Hi,
Can anybody weigh in on whatís happening with this fork? As far as I see from the vintage ĎDale website, the M700 should have a rigid ďPepperoniĒ fork.
The seller of this <$100 offering says it...
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By Charliekeet

Thanks for the info. I thought it was too much,...

Thanks for the info. I thought it was too much, but I didn't know how much. He got back to my follow-up, which was this "What was the original model, a ~2000 Owl Hollow, maybe? I was looking for...
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