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01-11-22, 04:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 818
Posted By lubloi

Yes, you should be able to unscrew the old pull...

Yes, you should be able to unscrew the old pull chain and screw in a new one that is compatible with the quick release. However, I think the old-style pull chain has some kind of mechanism for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-01-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,455
Posted By lubloi

Clear coats do not protect the frame from rust...

Clear coats do not protect the frame from rust the same way paint does, primarily because there is no primer. Salty water will seep through microcracks in the clear coat and cause 'rust snakes' under...
12-28-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By lubloi

Nice! I've got the exact same bike, but with...

Nice! I've got the exact same bike, but with original paint that is in atrocious state by now. Great bikes.
11-27-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,015
Posted By lubloi

Third groove on the bb plastic guide is for...

Third groove on the bb plastic guide is for chainstay mounted u-brake, which this bike doesn't have...
10-09-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By lubloi

I always drill two holes on bikes that don't have...

I always drill two holes on bikes that don't have any drain holes. Better to let the water out.
10-02-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 40,071
Posted By lubloi

The 1985 GranTourer is now rideable. Some details...

The 1985 GranTourer is now rideable. Some details need more attention (e.g. ugly cable stop on downtube). I was planning to build 650b wheels for this bike but I couldn't find rim brake compatible...
09-11-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 40,071
Posted By lubloi

Yeah, zero rust on the chrome. I've always wanted...

Yeah, zero rust on the chrome. I've always wanted to have a bike with chrome socks, and now I finally found one. Not sure about the brakes yet, I have a set of old dual-pivot sidepull Altenburger...
09-11-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 40,071
Posted By lubloi

Since you can never have too many Koga Miyatas,...

Since you can never have too many Koga Miyatas, when I saw an ad for a GranTourer frameset for about 40 euros, I didn't hesitate. It's a 66cm frame - finally a bike in my size! Paint is excellent...
04-05-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By lubloi

Cartridge BBs are generally considered to be...

Cartridge BBs are generally considered to be non-servicable, they are simply replaced when they develop play or when they grind. They typically last decades and tens of thousands of kilometers. If...
03-19-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By lubloi

That's not an oil hole, just a ventilation hole....

That's not an oil hole, just a ventilation hole. To do proper maintenance you'll have to take the hub apart (there are videos and blog posts that show you how to do this, just google 'torpedo 3 gang...
11-16-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 838
Posted By lubloi

Shimano recommends asymmetrical lacing? So that...

Shimano recommends asymmetrical lacing? So that under heavy braking, the rim moves axially, towards the disc, relative to the hub? There must be a good reason, but I would like to know what it is....
10-25-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 20,204
Posted By lubloi

http://i.imgur.com/dLW1WzQ.jpg...

http://i.imgur.com/dLW1WzQ.jpg (https://imgur.com/dLW1WzQ)
How do these plastic guides (entry/exit points of the hidden cable routing) come off? Do you just pry them out with a screwdriver or is...
10-24-20, 03:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,695
Posted By lubloi

Maybe the seatpost is bent, and there is nothing...

Maybe the seatpost is bent, and there is nothing wrong with the frame?
10-23-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 20,204
Posted By lubloi

Very jealous.

Very jealous.
10-23-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8,175
Views: 2,586,624
Posted By lubloi

Hi Deepcherry, there is a very similar Ascent EX...

Hi Deepcherry, there is a very similar Ascent EX for sale for cheap in my area (same paint job, but horizontal top tube, so perhaps one or two years older). What tubes do these bikes have? Is it...
09-25-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,042
Posted By lubloi

I wouldn't be so sure it's a crack. Many bottom...

I wouldn't be so sure it's a crack. Many bottom bracket shells were/are welded from sheet metal. The weld was made at 6 o'clock on the outside of the shell and then ground down. On the inside of the...
07-11-20, 05:20 AM
Replies: 940
Views: 266,032
Posted By lubloi

My latest project, a Dancelli MTB from 1989...

My latest project, a Dancelli MTB from 1989 according to the Shimano date codes on the derailers. I gave it a very thorough overhaul, replaced the rear hub and the broken shifters, added riser bars...
06-14-20, 03:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,260
Posted By lubloi

Apart from high quality modern tires, what also...

Apart from high quality modern tires, what also makes a big difference is ensuring that the spokes are properly tensioned.
06-05-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By lubloi

The cap is a not very tight press fit, using a...

The cap is a not very tight press fit, using a socket and a hammer it will come off the cone without any problems.
05-23-20, 12:16 AM
Replies: 940
Views: 266,032
Posted By lubloi

Nakita conversion

A really nice bike to ride, 13.5 kg as shown. Tange double butted mtb tubing, a mix of Alivio and LX components. This conversion only cost about 30 euros for the bars, fenders, and new...
05-18-20, 01:59 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 40,071
Posted By lubloi

At least Koga made keyword searches easy - all we...

At least Koga made keyword searches easy - all we need to do is search for the words Koga and Runner. I don't think I would dare to ride a 25-year-old lugged carbon bike :) That technology is a bit...
05-17-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 40,071
Posted By lubloi

That Randonneur is just an amazing bike. There...

That Randonneur is just an amazing bike. There are two Koga models that I'm always on the lookout for (as in: type in keywords every week or so in Marketplace), one is the Randonneur, the other is...
05-17-20, 04:37 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 40,071
Posted By lubloi

Three Koga's in my shed, first my Adventure from...

Three Koga's in my shed, first my Adventure from around 1992. This is a high-mileage bike, many parts are no longer original because they wore out. The bike is a bit too small for me but it used to...
Replies: 9
Views: 2,191
Posted By lubloi

No replies so far. I am not really familiar with...

No replies so far. I am not really familiar with the US market - perhaps they have some nostalgia value there - but in Europe I do not think there is any value. Crude, department store level bikes...
05-06-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,959
Posted By lubloi

Wooden toothpick...

Wooden toothpick...
05-05-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,436
Posted By lubloi

This is a slightly newer Trek 930 (perhaps 1994...

This is a slightly newer Trek 930 (perhaps 1994 or 1995) that I converted to upright commuter for a coworker. Riser bars, cheap fenders, an old rack....
05-01-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,131
Posted By lubloi

For me 10000 kilometers sounds about right in an...

For me 10000 kilometers sounds about right in an environment with moderate hills and rain every now and then, that's the kind of mileage I get from my rims. After replacing the brake pads 5 or 6...
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By lubloi

Pity you did not get it. I have that exact same...

Pity you did not get it. I have that exact same bike (it's called On/Off Road Runner) in the same color and it is a great bike.
04-19-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,223
Posted By lubloi

It's almost out of the question that you would...

It's almost out of the question that you would have to remove the crank to remove the chain guard. Looking at the pictures, I am 100% certain this chain guard is vertically split, i.e. it consists of...
03-22-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 20,934
Posted By lubloi

Is it just me or does the first Hercules (the one...

Is it just me or does the first Hercules (the one from German ebay) have a bent fork?
03-21-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,010
Posted By lubloi

Does your bike only have a rear derailer, and no...

Does your bike only have a rear derailer, and no front derailer? Just trying to exclude the possibility that you're using the wrong barrel adjuster.

If you're positive that you're turning the...
03-21-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,143
Posted By lubloi

In the last picture, it looks like the entire...

In the last picture, it looks like the entire bowden setup is the wrong way around. The cable is coming out of the wrong hole.. The cable should be coming out of the hole that is on the other side of...
03-10-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,647
Posted By lubloi

It doesn't matter much what material the bike is...

It doesn't matter much what material the bike is made from. Although if you're looking at new bikes, I don't think you'll find any quality bikes other than aluminium ones. New steel children's bikes...
03-04-20, 02:07 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 288,073
Posted By lubloi

OK :) Still impressive.

OK :) Still impressive.
03-02-20, 02:28 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 288,073
Posted By lubloi

Flipflap, what does mid-300K mean? Have you...

Flipflap, what does mid-300K mean? Have you ridden it for 350K kilometers or miles? That would be most impressive.
01-09-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,760
Posted By lubloi

Museum and chapel at Ghisallo in Italy:...

Museum and chapel at Ghisallo in Italy: https://www.museodelghisallo.it/en/. Amazing place. The chapel looks like a cross between a church and a bicycle shop, because it's full of the bicycles...
01-03-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By lubloi

If you put on a new chain and the new chain...

If you put on a new chain and the new chain starts skipping under load, then the cassette is toast. I find it difficult to visually assess cassette wear, what I usually do is that I compare the shape...
Replies: 19
Views: 3,203
Posted By lubloi

Great looking frame. I'm afraid I have no idea...

Great looking frame. I'm afraid I have no idea what it could be. Hopefully somebody more knowledgeable will recognize it.
12-31-19, 05:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,071
Posted By lubloi

If it's not notchy, just firm when you turn the...

If it's not notchy, just firm when you turn the spindle by hand then the bearings are still OK. You could try to pry the dust seal off the drive side bearing so that you can repack the bearing with...
12-18-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 288,073
Posted By lubloi

That's amazing, a bike like that for 30 bucks....

That's amazing, a bike like that for 30 bucks. Should be good for another 40 years.
12-12-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,938
Posted By lubloi

Wonderful bike by the way. I love Koga Miyatas....

Wonderful bike by the way. I love Koga Miyatas. There are three Koga's in my family's fleet. This may have something to do with the fact that even though I don't live there anymore, I grew up in the...
12-12-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,938
Posted By lubloi

I would keep the 3x7 setup. I doubt that 1x11 is...

I would keep the 3x7 setup. I doubt that 1x11 is useful for commuting. With the 20KM commute your friend is going to do 800 km a month. That means 2-4 chains and probably 2 cassettes per year. There...
11-10-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,860
Posted By lubloi

Chain wear is a hot topic, that much is clear! I...

Chain wear is a hot topic, that much is clear! I myself get only about 2-3000 kilometers (so about 2000 miles) out of a chain on the bikes I commute with, and I have to replace the cassettes after...
Replies: 1
Views: 335
Posted By lubloi

90s MTBs are ideal for touring an commuting. I...

90s MTBs are ideal for touring an commuting. I don't know the KHS Montana but if it has Deore LX or XT components in good shape, then it's worth it for the components alone. When considering old MTBs...
09-09-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 940
Views: 266,032
Posted By lubloi

Yeah that's a pretty cool color. Fortunately my...

Yeah that's a pretty cool color. Fortunately my son also appreciates the coolness of these early 90s paint jobs.
09-08-19, 03:47 AM
Replies: 940
Views: 266,032
Posted By lubloi

A couple of pictures of the Miyata On/Off...

A couple of pictures of the Miyata On/Off RoadRunner I picked up recently for my youngest son. I built new wheels for it using old Shimano Exage hubs I had lying around. Tires are Schwalbe Big...
08-13-19, 03:05 AM
Replies: 1,790
Views: 375,919
Posted By lubloi

Oops you're right, I'll try to edit & correct my...

Oops you're right, I'll try to edit & correct my post. Gorgeous bike!
08-13-19, 01:28 AM
Replies: 1,790
Views: 375,919
Posted By lubloi

I know, it's a pretty special bike. I started a...

I know, it's a pretty special bike. I started a thread about it here: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1180901-drv-cycle.html. I'm guessing it's from 1990 since it has serial number DV2...
08-13-19, 12:52 AM
Replies: 1,790
Views: 375,919
Posted By lubloi

DRV Cycle. ...

DRV Cycle.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_1138_8e363fbbbd7ff591e56bdd82583801bb051607a3.jpg
08-12-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 889
Posted By lubloi

DRV Cycle

Last week I bought a DRV Cycle when I was traveling in the Netherlands. I had never heard of this brand before, but it turns out DRVs were made from 1990 onwards for a couple of years by Dirk...
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