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07-10-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 400
Posted By due ruote

Follow-up: I sanded the pads and rotors with...

Follow-up:
I sanded the pads and rotors with 220 emery cloth, cleaned the rotors with acetone, did a little truing and re-alignment. Also put a new cable and housing on the front, as I discovered a...
07-09-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By due ruote

Are you certain that the crank is properly...

Are you certain that the crank is properly torqued onto the BB?
07-07-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 400
Posted By due ruote

Good news. My calipers are marked Road, so I take...

Good news. My calipers are marked Road, so I take that to mean I should be able to get them working acceptably with my STI levers.
07-07-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 400
Posted By due ruote

The TA I linked replaces the noodle on a v-brake....

The TA I linked replaces the noodle on a v-brake. So I canít see it working here.
Problem Solvers apparently used to make an inline version, but unfortunately itís discontinued.
07-07-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 400
Posted By due ruote

Any reason Travel Agents wouldn't solve the cable...

Any reason Travel Agents wouldn't solve the cable pull issue? [edit] I see it says linear pull brakes only. Maybe this won't work, although I'm not sure why....
07-07-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 400
Posted By due ruote

Rotors are 200mm. I have read that they are...

Rotors are 200mm. I have read that they are pretty decent brakes. I think I just need to get them set up right.
07-07-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 400
Posted By due ruote

Thanks. You are probably right. I don't think...

Thanks. You are probably right. I don't think this bike has that many miles on it, and it seems unlikely that a full overhaul is necessary.
With regard to the guide you linked to, according to that...
07-07-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 400
Posted By due ruote

Yes, the ones I (OP) have use springs.

Yes, the ones I (OP) have use springs.
07-07-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 400
Posted By due ruote

I did manage to find it eventually. At least I...

I did manage to find it eventually. At least I think I did. The url says BB7 but the document is titled BBDB Overhaul and seems to be the right one....
07-06-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 400
Posted By due ruote

Thanks for the replies. I did clean the rotors...

Thanks for the replies. I did clean the rotors with alcohol, but itís been awhile. I will try the acetone and light sanding.
07-06-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 400
Posted By due ruote

I should add that I'm pretty sure I bedded the...

I should add that I'm pretty sure I bedded the brake pads correctly when I replaced them.
07-06-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 400
Posted By due ruote

A couple questions about Avid BBDB mechanical disc brakes

We picked up a 2004 Cannondale road tandem last year, and it's my first bike with disc brakes. So far I'm not thrilled, but I hope that's not the bike's fault.
We are getting lots of squeal, and...
07-02-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By due ruote

I used rivnuts on my Gran Sport about 8 years...

I used rivnuts on my Gran Sport about 8 years ago, following Gugieís logic. So far they are holding just fine.
07-01-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 26,556
Posted By due ruote

Beautiful bike, but maybe we can convince you it...

Beautiful bike, but maybe we can convince you it needs a Stronglight or TA crankset?
06-30-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,857
Posted By due ruote

Think too about where you ride, and how you ride....

Think too about where you ride, and how you ride. Are the roads rough? Think wider tires. Will you ride only on pavement, or on rail trails etc? Need fenders?
The Pro was a race bike and wouldnít be...
06-28-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 400
Posted By due ruote

Wow, thatís quite a looker. You must be going for...

Wow, thatís quite a looker. You must be going for the uncle of the year award.
06-28-20, 08:39 AM
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Posted By due ruote

+1 Great find, and it looks perfect in your room.

+1 Great find, and it looks perfect in your room.
06-27-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By due ruote

Panaracer Paselas are decent tires if you are on...

Panaracer Paselas are decent tires if you are on a budget. Lots of folks on the Classic/Vintage forum use them as the default skin wall.
The Rene Herse tires get great reviews for suppleness and...
06-26-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,227
Posted By due ruote

Wet Charcoal looks really good to my eye, of the...

Wet Charcoal looks really good to my eye, of the colors you posted. To me, the more understated metallic would take preference over a marginally more accurate color match. I know you didn't...
06-26-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By due ruote

On my Stella, a PO drilled and tapped the hanger...

On my Stella, a PO drilled and tapped the hanger (M4 I think) and inserted a small cap bolt as a stop. I happen to run that bike as a fixed gear, but I would have no problem hanging a derailleur on...
06-24-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,721
Posted By due ruote

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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This one's left the building, but it was fun.
06-24-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By due ruote

What direction was the storm headed?

What direction was the storm headed?
06-24-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By due ruote

I saw a couple old threads but they didnít seem...

I saw a couple old threads but they didnít seem especially useful.
Try a google search Ďbikeforums tall framesí. There are several threads that might point to good frames to put on your list.
06-17-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 445
Posted By due ruote

I agree it looks close. Maybe itís a rack sized...

I agree it looks close. Maybe itís a rack sized for 26Ē wheels. If it doesnít rub youíre OK, but going to larger tires or adding fenders might be an issue.
06-17-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 501
Views: 35,534
Posted By due ruote

iPhone 6s. Not sure about the data. Thanks!

iPhone 6s. Not sure about the data. Thanks!
06-17-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 501
Views: 35,534
Posted By due ruote

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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06-15-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 555
Posted By due ruote

Perhaps a layer of cloth on top of the rubber?...

Perhaps a layer of cloth on top of the rubber? Adjusting the lever position might be a deal breaker though.
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Views: 353
Posted By due ruote

I would check EBay completed listings.

I would check EBay completed listings.
06-11-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 655
Posted By due ruote

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/833745-...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/833745-benotto-tape-thread.html

I still like it, but itís only on one bike. I like other tapes too.
In terms of padding, I donít feel a world of...
06-11-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,277
Posted By due ruote

Technically, you donít, but having them makes it...

Technically, you donít, but having them makes it easy to check dish without removing the tire.
06-10-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,277
Posted By due ruote

Another diy. One set of screws for 26Ē wheels;...

Another diy. One set of screws for 26Ē wheels; the other for 700c. A t-nut for the feeler bolt. A scrap of 1 x 4.
...
06-10-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 587
Posted By due ruote

Walgreens has both a bathroom and water. And...

Walgreens has both a bathroom and water. And there is one in Highwood. Not sure about leaving an unlocked bike though, so another thing to carry.
06-08-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By due ruote

I had one for a while. Great riding bike. If it...

I had one for a while. Great riding bike. If it had been a size down I would have kept it.
I switched to 700c and ran 32mm with fenders and had lots of extra room, but I doubt that info helps much....
06-06-20, 08:50 PM
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Views: 8,212,389
Posted By due ruote

Davidson on Chicago CL. Sort of odd mix of parts...

Davidson on Chicago CL. Sort of odd mix of parts but looks like a Touring frame with good clearances and double eyelets.
seller told me the actual dims are 56 c-t and 55 top tube. ...
06-02-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 354
Posted By due ruote

I have a Signature 294S, which was one of their...

I have a Signature 294S, which was one of their better production race bikes. Itís a 54cm frame and is 024 tubing. I donít know why they didnít use 022, but I have no complaints about the ride.
I...
06-02-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 388
Posted By due ruote

If you cut down a Technomic, remember the bolt...

If you cut down a Technomic, remember the bolt only has so much threading. You may need to find a new one, which maybe wonít be so easy in the length you need.
Sounds like what you really want is a...
05-30-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 743
Posted By due ruote

Maybe the Merckx frame had a separate alignment...

Maybe the Merckx frame had a separate alignment issue that the off-center bars corrected. Just brainstorming here.
05-27-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 738
Posted By due ruote

How badly bent? They can often be bent back. ...

How badly bent? They can often be bent back.

You can DIY the headset using a piece of all-thread with oversized washers and a couple nuts. Go slowly and do one cup at a time.
05-26-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 565
Posted By due ruote

Another fender mod. I made a stainless bracket...

Another fender mod. I made a stainless bracket for the rear, slit the fender with a Dremel, and riveted it to the underside.
I carry a frame pump along the seat stay and had to make a little cutout...
05-26-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,017
Posted By due ruote

177 is my favorite road bar. I would dispute the...

177 is my favorite road bar. I would dispute the claim that there isnít much difference in the bends. The Noodle has a nice flat section behind the hoods, whereas the Cinelli has almost none. Itís...
05-24-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 341
Posted By due ruote

Nice saddle. I have one like it on my Gran Sport...

Nice saddle. I have one like it on my Gran Sport and find it pretty comfortable, and I am not usually very happy on a Brooks. Shape is very similar to a B17N.
05-21-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By due ruote

That sure looks like a Concor Light Ti. One of my...

That sure looks like a Concor Light Ti. One of my top favorites. I would say itís in between a Concor Supercorsa and a Flite. If you look at those saddles side by side youíll see what I mean.
I...
05-19-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,496
Posted By due ruote

We use the 1.75Ē Pasela on our tandem. No real...

We use the 1.75Ē Pasela on our tandem. No real complaints, but I agree a 2Ē version would be great to see.
I have Kojaks on my drop bar Stumpjumper. They got a bad rolling resistance score in one...
05-15-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,255
Posted By due ruote

Technically it was a 71 Varsity, although its...

Technically it was a 71 Varsity, although its main purpose was convincing me that I needed a different bike. So I saved up and bought a 73 Gran Sport, which was the first bike I ever rode that really...
05-14-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 74,188
Posted By due ruote

https://southbend.craigslist.org/bik/d/south-bend-...

https://southbend.craigslist.org/bik/d/south-bend-tandem-bicycle-bike-santana/7117639325.html

Santana with Phil hubs, $550. South Bend IN.
05-14-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6,797
Views: 2,345,509
Posted By due ruote

Hi there, you have probably posted in the wrong...

Hi there, you have probably posted in the wrong thread (this is about mtb conversions specifically). You might do better starting your own thread.
Basically you could use the bar ends, or downtube...
05-13-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 137
Posted By due ruote

I also use those Looks on a couple bikes, as well...

I also use those Looks on a couple bikes, as well as Shimano pedals that take the same cleat. They are great and usually quite cheap on the used market. The cleats are marked Delta or ARC. Not Keo....
05-13-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By due ruote

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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05-11-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,131
Posted By due ruote

Ah, gotcha. I guess I wasnít reading closely...

Ah, gotcha. I guess I wasnít reading closely enough. Thanks.
05-11-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,131
Posted By due ruote

Yes, I only see a discussion of the STAR rating...

Yes, I only see a discussion of the STAR rating methodology. But note that the helmets are displayed by ascending score number, from 8.9 to 25.3. I am wondering how those scores were derived, and...
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