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07-13-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 779
Posted By degan

Thanks all for the discussion! So I tried a...

Thanks all for the discussion! So I tried a couple simple "snag the bottom and pull" methods, one with a thin tube, one with a rod, both cut and massaged with a grinder and hammer into having a flat...
07-13-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4,106
Views: 389,762
Posted By degan

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Looking for a GT derailleur hanger. Got lots of stuff to trade.
07-09-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 779
Posted By degan

Wow, so many great ideas again, and good...

Wow, so many great ideas again, and good discussion, thanks all! Just a quick reply as I haven't gone at the thing yet. Pictured is my access to the seattube via the BB. Not great. I thought about...
07-08-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 779
Posted By degan

A lot of great replies, thanks all! I'll try to...

A lot of great replies, thanks all! I'll try to answer a few questions. I should have mentioned this because its pretty important, but the seattube is sitting on the BB shell with only a ~5mm hole,...
07-08-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 398
Posted By degan

If it were my tire that would never be ridden by...

If it were my tire that would never be ridden by anyone else I would patch the inside, put it on the back wheel, and watch it for any changes.
07-08-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 779
Posted By degan

Extra seatpost in the seattube removal

So I picked up a Skykomish with neat neon paint and Tange MTB tubing, a perfect base for a commuter or drop conversion. Unfortunately when I had it all apart I realized there was an entire seatpost...
05-21-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By degan

Depends on the shifters. I know the modern...

Depends on the shifters. I know the modern Shimano bar end shifters pods will accept just about any DT shifter that fits on the standard post, but I don't think they go back as far as 6 speed...
05-03-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4,106
Views: 389,762
Posted By degan

ISO a hefty 26" rear wheel. Prefer 36 or more...

ISO a hefty 26" rear wheel. Prefer 36 or more spokes and a 135mm shimano cassette hub. I have lots to trade.
04-09-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 533
Posted By degan

I'd say putting as little work into it to get it...

I'd say putting as little work into it to get it serving your purposes is about the best that this bike can ask for at this point.
04-09-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,074
Posted By degan

I think the guy who rode this bike was a spinner,...

I think the guy who rode this bike was a spinner, not a masher.
04-08-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 679
Posted By degan

For draining water? How could enough water get in...

For draining water? How could enough water get in there to necessitate a drain plug? +1 on the grease port idea, just not the standard location.
04-05-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By degan

I'm all for not wanting to use it for bike...

I'm all for not wanting to use it for bike snobbery reasons, but as far as actual safety goes, I'm sure its fine.
03-30-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By degan

Inline cable adjusters are something I used for...

Inline cable adjusters are something I used for this exact same problem some time back. Worked like a dream, but I think I had to order them because the LBS didn't have them.
03-30-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7,143
Views: 2,804,726
Posted By degan

Building up this Trek 750 for a friend of mine....

Building up this Trek 750 for a friend of mine. They said they didn't care about any of the accessory colors so I went for broke. My first non-26" wheeled conversion....
03-19-21, 12:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 667
Posted By degan

Are you going to shellac the cloth tape? If so, I...

Are you going to shellac the cloth tape? If so, I think you can probably get something that matches the blue of the frame pretty close depending on how many coats you go with. Wrapping bars in bright...
03-17-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 856
Posted By degan

Yeah, I thought a solid rear shock would be...

Yeah, I thought a solid rear shock would be better for flat riding then a more traditional rear shock. I see what you're saying about the front. Sometimes a squishy fork can be a pain to ride on the...
10-17-20, 02:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 856
Posted By degan

Build bike for big brother!

I tend to ramble, so I'll try to keep this brief. As the title states, I'm going to building a bike for my bro, who is around #330-#350. I've asking him from time to time if he would be interested in...
10-16-20, 11:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,003
Posted By degan

I have seen some really cool conversions where...

I have seen some really cool conversions where people have taken out the rear seat/seatpost and replaced it with a seatpost that somehow connects up to a really long rack and cargo space. I have a...
10-01-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4,106
Views: 389,762
Posted By degan

Thats what I was wondering if I should do,...

Thats what I was wondering if I should do, because just posting then hoping the right person checks in seems insane.
09-28-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4,106
Views: 389,762
Posted By degan

Looking for someone in Houston to facilitate a...

Looking for someone in Houston to facilitate a bike transfer for a friend of mine in Charlotte, NC. Posted in the facilitators thread but that doesn't seem to get much traffic. Am I doing it wrong?
09-14-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 213,067
Posted By degan

I have a friend who need help from someone in...

I have a friend who need help from someone in Houston, TX. He has a frame at a bike shop in Houston that isn't shipping stuff out right now. He is located in Charlotte, NC. I believe the frame will...
08-09-20, 12:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,133
Posted By degan

Boy, that appears to be a spotless frame. I'd...

Boy, that appears to be a spotless frame. I'd almost be afraid to ride it.
08-09-20, 12:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By degan

Never heard of a Rollsracer Supreme. Chrome fork...

Never heard of a Rollsracer Supreme. Chrome fork points to 70s. What size wheels? How many gears? Does it have a forged dropout or stamped with a claw adapter? Is there a sticker on the bike...
08-08-20, 11:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,637
Posted By degan

Looks like it'll clean up nice.

Looks like it'll clean up nice.
08-08-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 91,554
Posted By degan

Thanks to Homebrew01 for helping me despite my...

Thanks to Homebrew01 for helping me despite my random unsolicited request.
08-07-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,469
Posted By degan

A regular moon is when you show them the back, a...

A regular moon is when you show them the back, a richard moon is when you show them the front.
08-05-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,305
Posted By degan

I'd say if its from the factory, leave it. If not...

I'd say if its from the factory, leave it. If not its up to your own ascetic. I think it looks bad and doesn't fit with any other part of the bike, so I'd toss it.
08-03-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4,106
Views: 389,762
Posted By degan

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Looking for either an entire cannondale DT boss setup or just the little...
08-03-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 91,554
Posted By degan

As you guys would probably expect, unworthy1 was...

As you guys would probably expect, unworthy1 was awesome and super patient.
06-17-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 73,576
Posted By degan

Fixie I use to have. ...

Fixie I use to have.
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06-17-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,387
Posted By degan

I"d say get the surface rust off, get something...

I"d say get the surface rust off, get something to seal the exposed metal, then ride them, patina and all, until you start popping spokes. Maybe just limit the 60 MPH descents.
05-11-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 62,871
Views: 9,575,888
Posted By degan

Surprised this is still up. 1973 Teledyne Titan...

Surprised this is still up. 1973 Teledyne Titan Ti bike.

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/d/portland-vintage-1973-bicycle-rare/7121567079.html
05-10-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4,106
Views: 389,762
Posted By degan

Looking for an orphaned bar end shifter,...

Looking for an orphaned bar end shifter, preferably silver. Its going to be going on a 7s shimano setup so either 7s shimano indexing or just plain friction is what I need. Got lots to trade.
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04-18-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,387
Posted By degan

Placeholder for when my tandem with bar-end...

Placeholder for when my tandem with bar-end shifters is done.
04-16-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 125,060
Posted By degan

So I'm looking for a fork with a 1 1/8' threaded...

So I'm looking for a fork with a 1 1/8' threaded steerer tube and disc brakes.for a 26" wheel. The steerer tube needs to be pretty long. Weird combo, I know, but hopefully someone out there has one...
08-25-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,565
Posted By degan

I thought dia-compe (or someone) made a non-aero...

I thought dia-compe (or someone) made a non-aero hood that was like a perfect match for campy of that era that were pretty available. Probably cheaper unless the campy logo is important.
08-25-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,242
Posted By degan

Someone hurry up and bust out their quad setup.

Someone hurry up and bust out their quad setup.
08-13-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,457
Posted By degan

I've done a fair bit of touring, mostly on a...

I've done a fair bit of touring, mostly on a Schwinn High Sierra that I converted into a tourer. I'd suggest bar-end shifters (or DT I guess) over brifters, something I'm glad I did. A mechanical...
08-11-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,108
Posted By degan

How do you know? I didn't see anything in the...

How do you know? I didn't see anything in the picture that was a dead giveaway, though I guess it could be something in the data. I once installed an archibald to 3-piece crank adapter backwards in a...
08-05-19, 11:13 PM
Replies: 4,106
Views: 389,762
Posted By degan

ISO: high quality 1-1/8 threaded headset....

ISO: high quality 1-1/8 threaded headset. Something silver/grey/brushed preferred. Lots of stuff to trade.
07-22-19, 03:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,485
Posted By degan

Ha, didn't even notice my typo. Makes more sense...

Ha, didn't even notice my typo. Makes more sense now.
07-17-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,485
Posted By degan

Whats that even mean? I've had a...

Whats that even mean?



I've had a couple older Altus RDs pass through my hands, the one with the three little cutouts on the faceplace. They were kind of heavy but I think they looked fantastic...
07-13-19, 03:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,485
Posted By degan

Looks great, I like the blue and red. The only...

Looks great, I like the blue and red. The only thing that I'd change is that Altus RD. Not to be a snob, but that RD is maybe a step above a big-box bike RD to to me. Far too much steel and plastic...
06-16-19, 12:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,686
Posted By degan

Its been 11 years TO THE DAY since the last post...

Its been 11 years TO THE DAY since the last post in this thread lol. Interestingly enough I had a CY10FC. I rode it for about 2 blocks. Sold it to a member here.
06-16-19, 12:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,003
Posted By degan

I personally wouldn't worry too much about riding...

I personally wouldn't worry too much about riding on them as your working on getting the replacements. Maybe don't hop any curbs. There are a wide variety of replacement wheels that could work for...
04-07-19, 03:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,522
Posted By degan

I rode an earlier High Sierra with cantilevers...

I rode an earlier High Sierra with cantilevers that I converted to drop bars across the country. I also picked up a roller-cam model and have sold two other that I converted to drops. Great sturdy...
04-07-19, 02:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,129
Posted By degan

+1 for most anything suntour, particularly the...

+1 for most anything suntour, particularly the Cyclone MkII. They don't have the following of earlier Cyclone models but is a terrific RD.
03-27-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,745
Posted By degan

I once biked home with a full 12 pack of bottles...

I once biked home with a full 12 pack of bottles tied to the rear rack. Didn't notice it was gone until I got home. Didn't hear a crash or anything.
03-27-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2,013
Views: 614,328
Posted By degan

Yes, though my plan is to have a rigid fork on it...

Yes, though my plan is to have a rigid fork on it and use it as a gravel grinder. I ride a 58 cm or so road bike, so a I'm looking for a larger frame. Not something fancy and modern and curvy, more...
03-27-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2,013
Views: 614,328
Posted By degan

Looking for an older softtail frame. Something...

Looking for an older softtail frame. Something with somewhat normal geometry. Fork not necessary.
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