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11-21-11, 01:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,496
Posted By benwahl

I think I'll just see if the BB is in good shape...

I think I'll just see if the BB is in good shape and fits the new frame- if not I'll get a new one. If this rain would stop I could start the build. Pretty excited about the project. Thanks for the...
11-21-11, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,496
Posted By benwahl

Good to know! I'm looking at bars right now and...

Good to know! I'm looking at bars right now and am thinking about these :http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_175533_-1
Trekking Bars over the mustache bars. I want to use the brake...
11-21-11, 12:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,496
Posted By benwahl

Deore Thumb shifters on a touring bike question?

I'm building a touring bike out of parts off of donor bikes. I have a set of thumb shifters off a mid-eightys mountain bike and remember seeing something some where about using them as bar end...
Forum: Touring
11-17-11, 04:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,784
Posted By benwahl

I think from all the post I'm gonna focus on...

I think from all the post I'm gonna focus on getting some good wheels. I'm going with a new BB, handlebars, tires, racks ( if I don't run across them used) and fenders. I took the headset and...
Forum: Touring
11-17-11, 02:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,784
Posted By benwahl

Thats what I'm talking about!! Like to know...

Thats what I'm talking about!! Like to know details when you get them.
Forum: Touring
11-17-11, 02:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,784
Posted By benwahl

Man.. great ideas! I really appreciate the post....

Man.. great ideas! I really appreciate the post. I found a local bike shop with a public bench. I rebuilt my BB on my shogun 500 there. The place is to cool. $5 in bearings and they let me use there...
Forum: Touring
11-17-11, 02:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,784
Posted By benwahl

What ever you call it great build with lots of...

What ever you call it great build with lots of personality. What is the bottle thing in the underside bottle holder. I'm looking for a way to carrie more juice for my iphone- just wondering. On my...
Forum: Touring
11-17-11, 11:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,784
Posted By benwahl

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Using the...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Using the term frankenbike to represent a build from many different bikes. If I remember the monster that was the idea, and you can't get much cheaper than...
Forum: Touring
11-17-11, 10:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,784
Posted By benwahl

Do you tour on a Frankinbike??

I'm about to build a Touring bike with what I got. Mostly mid- to low end parts on a Nashbar frame. My plan is to learn how to build a bike- start logging miles and as I learn more purchase good used...
11-16-11, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By benwahl

Thanks for the replies- I'm going to test ride...

Thanks for the replies- I'm going to test ride the bike as soon as the rain stops here in Nashville. My BB had grease that was like tar and the bearings were worn, but the bike is close to thirty...
11-15-11, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By benwahl

Well... I went to another local bike shop that...

Well... I went to another local bike shop that has a public work bench and broke down and re greased the BB and replaced the bearings. The grease was all gummed up and bearings wear pitted so felt...
11-15-11, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By benwahl

Click, Click, Click from BB under load?

I took my bike into a LBS for a RD adjustment/ he said nothing he could do but my BB felt tight. I paid him to adjust the BB. One my last ride when I stood and powered up hills there was a Click...
11-14-11, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By benwahl

Questions about the little tickers at bottom of post

I want to get tickers for my weight loss and distance ridden and need some suggestions.
Do you have to insert them every post or can you make them "sticky"? Which ones are best to start with and...
11-14-11, 10:46 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,742
Posted By benwahl

I'm just getting started and road 25 miles a...

I'm just getting started and road 25 miles a couple of days ago. Lost 3 pounds and I had kind of hit a wall before that. I hope you can get out and ride soon. Good luck.
11-14-11, 01:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By benwahl

Ok- Sheldon Brown has made me feel better once...

Ok- Sheldon Brown has made me feel better once again. Stumbled on his speed specific parts requirements and realized most of what I have should work fine- good to know. I'm just gonna break it down...
11-14-11, 12:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By benwahl

Over my head but loving it

This forum has been great ! But...after fixing up my new/old shogun I've gotten a wild hair and decided to build a touring bike from the ground up. On a whim I ordered the Nashbar Touring frame (...
11-09-11, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 677
Posted By benwahl

I think I will try some loctite. I put a thin...

I think I will try some loctite. I put a thin wrap of plumbers tape on the d-ring/screw and that seems to help. As I move the shifter back and forth it wants to loosen at the screw even when I just...
11-09-11, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 677
Posted By benwahl

Friction Shifter keeps loosing/ old deore road bike shifter?

Hello,
This may be a better question for the vintage section, I'm not sure. Took my bike in to LBS to adjust my rear de-railer. While I was there I asked them about the shifter coming loose. They...
11-07-11, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By benwahl

Thats what I was looking for! I had looked at a...

Thats what I was looking for! I had looked at a couple of headsets online and could not find this exact set up. I think I will replace the lock ring. Once I do that I think it will be a cool set up....
11-07-11, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By benwahl

I haven't actually taken the headset apart yet....

I haven't actually taken the headset apart yet. Just noticed some play and wanted to adjust it. I did wipe off some grease around the bottom race from the top of the forks. I feel like I should take...
11-07-11, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By benwahl

Headset question/ adjust and rebuild?

Shogun 500- mid-eightys
I have a headset I adjusted but wonder if I did it right. I checked out youtube and this sheldon brown link: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/headsets.html
My headset has a...
11-05-11, 07:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,569
Posted By benwahl

The first link in taking me to an ammo page, if...

The first link in taking me to an ammo page, if you have the link to the imap my ride it was one of the apps I was looking at. Thanks for the post-Ben
11-04-11, 11:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,569
Posted By benwahl

Bike Computer vs. iphone GPS riding app

I am starting to track my miles and installed a basic bike comp. on my bike. Then I got to looking in the app store and saw they had GPS apps that say they do a whole lot more, plus data is already...
11-02-11, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By benwahl

Just cleaned and repacked the front hub. All the...

Just cleaned and repacked the front hub. All the bearings looked good. Bought a 13mm/15mm cone wrench from a local bike shop and everything worked out well. The final adjustment took a little time-...
11-01-11, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By benwahl

I will check out the sheldonbrown stuff. I'm...

I will check out the sheldonbrown stuff. I'm stoked! The bike was listed for sale with sealed hubs and I just assumed they could not be rebuilt. I'm really enjoying messing around with the bike and...
11-01-11, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By benwahl

Sealed Hub / Questions/ Looking for info.

Hello,
I bought a mid-eightys shogun 500 that has sealed shimano hubs and replaced the tires on the bike last night. The rear hub felt a little tight but smooth running- the front hub had a...
Forum: Southeast
10-30-11, 08:22 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 47,379
Posted By benwahl

Hello Mathias, I just hit the greenway today...

Hello Mathias,
I just hit the greenway today (two-rivers to downtown and back) great day to ride. I also bike from the Donelson YMCA on the greeway as well. Enjoy the ride.
Ben
Forum: Southeast
10-30-11, 08:18 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 47,379
Posted By benwahl

Added picture of bike

Oh,
and here is a pic of my new/old bike.
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Forum: Southeast
10-30-11, 08:08 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 47,379
Posted By benwahl

Hello Volunteers, My name is Ben (43)and I...

Hello Volunteers,
My name is Ben (43)and I live in Nashville, I'm just getting back into biking after a 20yr. break. I plan on training and building a bike with a goal of doing 14 days touring in...
10-30-11, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By benwahl

Thank You Rona, I'll check out the link, but...

Thank You Rona,
I'll check out the link, but very cool answer! I can get my brain around it now. I'm out riding in Nashville on a greenway and downtown right now. Really nice to be out riding...
10-30-11, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By benwahl

Fixing up Shogun from the old days/ Starting at 247 lbs./ Questions

Hello Every One,
I've been reading the sticky's and doing searches but still have a couple of questions/thoughts. I'm getting back into riding and after obsessively searching for a new bike I fell...
10-28-11, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By benwahl

Thanks for the info.- I ordered a stem today that...

Thanks for the info.- I ordered a stem today that I hope works. I went with an adjustable stem even though it screams grandpa. I want to train on this bike building toward a touring bike build next...
10-28-11, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By benwahl

SR stem/ Shogun 500

Thanks for the reply- it does have a SR on the stem. I am going to stop by a LBS and see what they have. I need to track down my calipers so I can see what bar I have. Is the section that compresses...
10-28-11, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By benwahl

Stem replacement for Mid-eightys road bike ( recommendations )

SHOGUN 500 mid-eightys
Would like to get some help on mm size of stem to order and recommendations on good replacement stems- I would like to get the style that has a removable plate to mount the...
Forum: Introductions
10-28-11, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By benwahl

43/feel old/want to feel young again! Nashville, TN

Hello,
I'm ready to get back into biking. I just bought a mid-eightys Shogun 500 road bike and have had fun getting it ready for the road. I'm obsesive and shopped around for a...
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