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Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By Steelman54

Waiting a year and a half seems long enough to...

Waiting a year and a half seems long enough to me, doesn't seem like they are gonna step up so to speak and honor whatever the deal was. Up to you to determine how much to chase them, but I'd move...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,374
Posted By Steelman54

FWIW on saddles and shorts. 1. I put a...

FWIW on saddles and shorts.

1. I put a saddle, selle san marco something or other on my last build about 3 years back. It's got the cut out in the middle, I've always had problems there with...
05-08-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By Steelman54

Most times freewheels can be soaked in some type...

Most times freewheels can be soaked in some type of cleaning agent, I use kerosene as it is what I usually have around the garage for my kerosene heater. If it sticks, give it a good soak as oil...
04-29-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,146
Posted By Steelman54

My question is why you want Titanium crank arm...

My question is why you want Titanium crank arm extractors? Titanium, in general, is a poor material for fastening type applications though though overall the Titanium 64 alloy has good strength. ...
04-28-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 397
Posted By Steelman54

If you must save weight or have been lucky,...

If you must save weight or have been lucky, great. Aluminum is a great material but a poor choice for a nipple as it is prone to galling (mentioned above) and stripped threads in the hands of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By Steelman54

Spécialités TA makes all kinds of chainrings,...

Spécialités TA makes all kinds of chainrings, look here to see what may be available. Looks like the SRAM is a 130 BCD chainring. Check here: https://www.peterwhitecycles.com/tach.php#alize
04-27-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,259
Posted By Steelman54

Very nice, enjoy!

Very nice, enjoy!
04-25-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By Steelman54

2nd for Michelin, plus they have smooth stems,...

2nd for Michelin, plus they have smooth stems, i.e. not threaded, which work great with my Silca pump. Quality has been great for lots of years.
04-24-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By Steelman54

In manufacturing there is a tolerance on drawn...

In manufacturing there is a tolerance on drawn wire. 0.04 mm = 0.0015 inches. I would hazard a guess that +/- 0.002 inches is normal tolerance here, so no issue. Spoke breakage is due to several...
04-24-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By Steelman54

Well that certainly appears to be a crack to me...

Well that certainly appears to be a crack to me from the photo. If indeed a crack, then personally, I wouldn't ride it much more than around the neighborhood myself to check adjustments, etc. if I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By Steelman54

Wheels will make your wallet lighter which could...

Wheels will make your wallet lighter which could make you faster, but otherwise all things being relatively equal, new wheels will not make you faster. Of course if your hubs are shot and you are...
04-17-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By Steelman54

Just happened to catch this and looked at Bike...

Just happened to catch this and looked at Bike Hand as I never heard of them. I have the Park truing stand but without the tilting head but the Bike Hand looks like a direct knockoff, but I don't...
04-16-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 347
Posted By Steelman54

Saddles - 2 Available

Both items pending sold

I have saddles taking up space, hopefully someone can use them.

I tried to rate conservatively
Ask questions or let me know if you need more or better photos
Paypal...
04-09-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By Steelman54

Thanks, hope that helps someone. I don't know if...

Thanks, hope that helps someone. I don't know if Shimano mountain and road bike cassettes use the same spline.
04-08-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By Steelman54

OK, tried to get a better shot of the drive...

OK, tried to get a better shot of the drive spline on these cassettes, both are the same. Not Campagnolo, so that probably leaves Shimano, but which one I don't know as I'm not familiar with all the...
04-07-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By Steelman54

Rock is a poor braking compound, so I'd pitch 'em.

Rock is a poor braking compound, so I'd pitch 'em.
04-06-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By Steelman54

I'll try and get a good photo of the spline; it...

I'll try and get a good photo of the spline; it is the same on both cassettes. Maybe the guys out here will recognize it as Shimano, they predate the SRAM name.
04-06-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By Steelman54

Jdawginsc, That is an excellent question and...

Jdawginsc,

That is an excellent question and one I don't have an answer for, I assumed Shimano hub but don't know for sure. i'll see what i can find out on them.
04-06-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By Steelman54

Dropped price on the Sachs Powerglide cassettes,...

Dropped price on the Sachs Powerglide cassettes, hoping someone can use.
04-06-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By Steelman54

Dropped price on 2 remaining freewheels to move...

Dropped price on 2 remaining freewheels to move them out of my basement.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,770
Posted By Steelman54

Stainless steel has pretty much about the same...

Stainless steel has pretty much about the same stiffness as steel so performance will be about the same. It all comes down to design and build, right? Personally, I'd go with steel not stainless...
04-04-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,732
Posted By Steelman54

This has been around before as someone mentioned....

This has been around before as someone mentioned. I went thru all the recommended statins could not tolerate them at all. The worse one (can't recall the name at the moment) made my nose run like a...
04-04-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By Steelman54

Cudak888, I added another photo up top, last...

Cudak888, I added another photo up top, last photo, its not great. Also, sent PM.
04-04-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By Steelman54

Cudak888, will look at it later today and advise....

Cudak888, will look at it later today and advise. I'll see if I can get a better photo of it for you. Mike
04-03-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By Steelman54

Replied to all PM's, but not sure they went thru,...

Replied to all PM's, but not sure they went thru, advise if you don't see a PM from me. Mike
04-03-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By Steelman54

Replied to all PM's. I've used this approach...

Replied to all PM's. I've used this approach before, but for some reason am not seeing my replies in the PM sent box. Let me know if you don't see a reply. Mike
04-02-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By Steelman54

Freewheels for Sale - Second Group

More freewheels, same deal as previous post.

I tried to rate conservatively
Ask questions or let me know if you need more or better photos
Paypal or send check if that's your thing
I ship...
04-02-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By Steelman54

Freewheels for Sale - First Group

OK, I've got more than a few freewheels on my shelves, as I am clearing things out to make space, these need to go to a good home.

I tried to rate conservatively
Ask questions or let me know if...
03-26-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 840
Posted By Steelman54

I would just install it and run it and let it...

I would just install it and run it and let it wear in that is easy and you won't mess up a good spindle. you could spend a fair amount of time polishing to make it look better and not realize any...
03-14-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 748
Posted By Steelman54

Sactown Albert, no I did not see that...

Sactown Albert, no I did not see that restoration. I enjoy riding the Allegro, but my gearing is not great for the hills around here or I've gotten older. I did a quick check of my files and cannot...
03-13-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 748
Posted By Steelman54

Beautiful bike. They ride pretty sweet, I have...

Beautiful bike. They ride pretty sweet, I have an original paint model 77 from 1974, unfortunately I don't have any photos handy. Need to fix that.....
03-13-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 502
Posted By Steelman54

Wow, I didn't know this, I just buy new shoes,...

Wow, I didn't know this, I just buy new shoes, could be saving some money here.
03-13-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By Steelman54

Part of this is aesthetitcs, which count a bit at...

Part of this is aesthetitcs, which count a bit at least to you (and me). I would undo and relace and chalk it up to a learning experience. After all, you (well we) are just continuing to learn,...
03-08-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 865
Posted By Steelman54

I don't know much, but I would make sure the...

I don't know much, but I would make sure the headset and front hub are properly adjusted (assumes they can be adjusted). Loose or binding headset and front wheei with a lot of play can lead to weird...
02-11-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 589
Posted By Steelman54

Very nice work on the Torpado!

Very nice work on the Torpado!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,020
Posted By Steelman54

Memory tells me that Franklin Frame repairs this...

Memory tells me that Franklin Frame repairs this kind of stuff in addition to painting frames, building frames, etc. Might be worth a call/email depending on where you are. Otherwise, I'd move to a...
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By Steelman54

Peruse eBay for sold PDG and Waterford framesets...

Peruse eBay for sold PDG and Waterford framesets to get a feel for what this might go for.
09-06-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By Steelman54

Well, since you mention its a 3 arm spider then a...

Well, since you mention its a 3 arm spider then a 6 hole ring should fit, right (assuming same BCD).
09-04-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By Steelman54

Well, BCD is bolt circle diameter, so...

Well, BCD is bolt circle diameter, so theoretically you could put any number of bolt holes around the diameter. Certainly a 6 hole pattern will not fit a 5 hole pattern (360 divided by # of holes =...
05-18-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By Steelman54

Not all shops will have a fork alignment tool,...

Not all shops will have a fork alignment tool, but some older ones might. If possible take fork to shop that has and have it checked. It takes like 5 minutes. Guessing you will find the problem...
Replies: 18
Views: 3,768
Posted By Steelman54

I think the Cilo looks great in the blue! Good...

I think the Cilo looks great in the blue! Good job.
05-06-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,135
Posted By Steelman54

Omg................boring.

Omg................boring.
05-03-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,135
Posted By Steelman54

Kool stop tire bead jack, but you know this. ...

Kool stop tire bead jack, but you know this.

I just can't get them on with just my hands and thumb pressure, maybe I'm not doing it correctly, but no matter how I press/compress/squeeze tire, I...
04-11-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By Steelman54

How can the chain make a noise on the left side?...

How can the chain make a noise on the left side? Sounds like a pedal or some other issue, crank arm not hitting anything or other unusual issue.
04-09-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 920
Posted By Steelman54

Can't tell if the crown race is shot or needs to...

Can't tell if the crown race is shot or needs to be cleaned better, it could be dried grease on it, can't really tell. I would clean thoroughly and assess again.
04-09-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 918
Posted By Steelman54

Agree with Andrew and really like MrRabbits way...

Agree with Andrew and really like MrRabbits way of doing that, seems quick and simple. The "aero" portion of the rim does not affect spoke length.
03-22-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,362
Posted By Steelman54

Some people have more time on their hands than...

Some people have more time on their hands than others.

And, yep there are internet trolls out there.

There is this weird dude on one of the Mazda forums I visit as I maintain my daughters car...
03-22-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 613
Posted By Steelman54

A vibration to me implies a somewhat continuous...

A vibration to me implies a somewhat continuous noise, which doesn't necessarily sound like a spoke or spokes issue. But like others have stated, I would squeeze pairs of spokes to look for...
03-05-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,785
Posted By Steelman54

INHO a waste of money. Putting ceramic ball...

INHO a waste of money. Putting ceramic ball bearings in your bottom bracket will not make you faster or a better rider nor will your races last longer, especially if you never service the BB. I...
03-04-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,570
Posted By Steelman54

Is it me, but one photo seems to show the front...

Is it me, but one photo seems to show the front wheel with a presta valve and another with a Schraeder valve? If so, makes me suspicious combined with seller won't shoot a phone pic of head tube...
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