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08-06-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By 70sSanO

I think cpach nailed it when he said a 12-25 is...

I think cpach nailed it when he said a 12-25 is an odd cassette for the bike.

Maybe the bike had been sitting in a warehouse since 2012, but not the cassette. It is an easy swap to pull off the...
08-06-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 102
Posted By 70sSanO

In another thread one of the recommendations was...

In another thread one of the recommendations was a Velocity Cliffhanger. It is a tandem/heavy touring rim.

A tandem rim is probably a good choice.

John
08-06-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 310
Posted By 70sSanO

It's funny, but the early Cannondale aluminum...

It's funny, but the early Cannondale aluminum frames had an unreinforced hole drilled through the downtube to allow for a threaded rod to install downtube shifters. It was just a hole, and I think a...
08-06-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 158
Posted By 70sSanO

You have to do the work. There are tons of info...

You have to do the work. There are tons of info out there, just start to compile intro dates, first look reviews, Shimano docs, etc. and build yourself a small data base of the groups you want and...
08-06-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 310
Posted By 70sSanO

Just have a riv-nut put in. It is not like you...

Just have a riv-nut put in. It is not like you didn't already have a hole in the seatstay. Just be more careful threading next time and use grease. I guess the next question has to do with...
08-06-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,922
Posted By 70sSanO

Over the years I have developed some...

Over the years I have developed some idiosyncrasies that have no "bearing" on any testing.

For a long time I used Phil's grease on everything, then somewhere along the line I started using...
08-05-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 342
Posted By 70sSanO

A quick and dirty way to measure is to release...

A quick and dirty way to measure is to release the QR and see how much the dropouts spring apart. Just see if a couple of stir sticks can slide in between.

John
08-05-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 342
Posted By 70sSanO

If the dropouts are 128mm, you can probably just...

If the dropouts are 128mm, you can probably just fit in a 130mm with no mods. During the transition time frame of the ‘89-‘91 or so some manufacturers were making frame in between so either a 126mm...
08-05-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 342
Posted By 70sSanO

You really need to measure the dropouts to see if...

You really need to measure the dropouts to see if they are 128mm. That opens things up to going with 130mm freehub and run a cassette.

Nearly every wheelset in my garage, on or off the bikes, has...
08-04-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,641
Posted By 70sSanO

Lol! I came so close to replying right before...

Lol! I came so close to replying right before you and then I checked to see if the OP had replied and saw the date.

John
08-04-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,641
Posted By 70sSanO

If Sunnyrider56 really needed a new frame in...

If Sunnyrider56 really needed a new frame in August 2019, he waited way too long. Good luck finding something now.

John
08-04-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 342
Posted By 70sSanO

Here is the long, and maybe not short, of 126mm...

Here is the long, and maybe not short, of 126mm dropout widths on aluminum frames.

Easiest fix is a 600/Ultegra 6401 or 105 1055 freehub (or wheelset) with a Uniglide/Hyperglide 7 speed freehub...
08-04-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,619
Posted By 70sSanO

I have no grail wheels, but I would like to use a...

I have no grail wheels, but I would like to use a 20 year rule. And want them to be light enough that I don’t notice them. Around 1800 grams, give or take some, seems to be a nice weight.

I...
08-03-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,807
Posted By 70sSanO

Fair enough. John

Fair enough.

John
08-03-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,807
Posted By 70sSanO

You can’t be serious comparing Nike, especially...

You can’t be serious comparing Nike, especially Air Jordans, to professional cycling.

Probably 95% or more of the US population can only name 1 professional cyclist, and we all know who that is.
...
08-03-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 538
Posted By 70sSanO

I don’t understand why this has become so tough. ...

I don’t understand why this has become so tough. They are just chainrings. Get 10 speed 52t outer and 39t middle and be done with it.

Does anyone really believe any 10 speed chainring is going...
08-03-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,807
Posted By 70sSanO

Huh??? Air Jordanís ring a bell? John

Huh???

Air Jordanís ring a bell?

John
08-03-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By 70sSanO

I love hacks. I've never done this one, maybe...

I love hacks. I've never done this one, maybe someday, so I have no idea if it works. But it is the same principle as any alternate cable routing in that it changes the actuation ratio, and gives...
08-03-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 504
Posted By 70sSanO

If nothing else, get a Sunrace 12-34 8 speed...

If nothing else, get a Sunrace 12-34 8 speed cassette and a Deore 591 rear derailleur. You use XT/XTR, so you can use any pre 10 speed XT/XTR MTB rear derailleur If you prefer... and another chain...
08-03-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 183
Posted By 70sSanO

eBay for used. Microshift 10 speed Shimano...

eBay for used. Microshift 10 speed Shimano compatible shifters. if you like the drivetrain don’t change it.

John
08-03-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 313
Posted By 70sSanO

One thing I'll add on cage length. While...

One thing I'll add on cage length. While everyone will say, and correctly so, that cage length has nothing to do with chain length, it is referring to the big-big calculation. It does have an...
08-03-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By 70sSanO

What??? Frame stretch? And just when I’m...

What??? Frame stretch? And just when I’m shrinking.

John
08-03-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 158
Posted By 70sSanO

I wouldn’t hold my breath on hearing back from...

I wouldn’t hold my breath on hearing back from Specialized. Since it more that a year old, you are not the original owner, and paint fade is not covered by the warranty, it is what it is.

John
08-03-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 313
Posted By 70sSanO

My approach is similar to others. Figure a good...

My approach is similar to others. Figure a good ďin the ballparkĒ and add a couple links. Run through the gears. On the big-big, Iíll always stop the pedaling and see how much more travel I have on...
08-03-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,807
Posted By 70sSanO

One thing I’ll add which is OT. This bike boom...

One thing I’ll add which is OT. This bike boom has shown it has absolutely nothing to do with the professional aspect of the sport.

It does make one wonder why manufacturers, or even sponsors,...
08-03-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,807
Posted By 70sSanO

Which also suggests that bikes should be 25lbs or...

Which also suggests that bikes should be 25lbs or more based on the millions of heavier ones out there in use. After all the numbers support that position.

And you can take it even further and...
08-02-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 451
Posted By 70sSanO

Get a set of 3x8 Claris flat bar shifters. You...

Get a set of 3x8 Claris flat bar shifters. You can also use a Shimano compatible Microshift shifters. They will shift your 3x8 Sora drivetrain.

You can use any cantilever flat bar brake levers,...
08-01-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 312
Posted By 70sSanO

If it is really important to you then take it to...

If it is really important to you then take it to a shop and have them fill in the stamping, smooth it out, and plate or paint it so you canít see it.

Iíve used solder to fill in indents on steel...
08-01-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 410
Posted By 70sSanO

Interesting. Iím not a fitter, but my first...

Interesting. Iím not a fitter, but my first thought was saddle tilt. You may also be sliding back a bit when going uphill. Obviously reach is not an issue. Even though I donít use one, micro...
08-01-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 538
Posted By 70sSanO

Don’t ditch your triple. I’m 68 and run a...

Don’t ditch your triple. I’m 68 and run a 48-38-30. I would never go to a compact since I can run a 48-38 for most everything and then have the 30t for those times when I really need it.

I don’t...
08-01-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 538
Posted By 70sSanO

If FSA are not very good, admittedly I’ve had...

If FSA are not very good, admittedly I’ve had limited experience with them, maybe 5700 105’s would be a better option.

Since I rely on eBay, I did see some 10 speed 130mm 5700 52t and 5703...
08-01-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 471
Posted By 70sSanO

Pull out your wallet and get a Moots YBB. The...

Pull out your wallet and get a Moots YBB. The Routt looks especially sweet for the road. Maybe add a ShockStop stem if needed.

John
08-01-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 138
Posted By 70sSanO

You don’t care about chainring clearance from the...

You don’t care about chainring clearance from the frame, unless the chainstay is interfering with the inner chainring.

What you want to do is center the crank to the middle of the cassette.
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07-31-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 538
Posted By 70sSanO

For out of production parts, I look on ebay. ...

For out of production parts, I look on ebay. Look for 52t and 39t 130mm chainring on ebay, probably an FSA. You can get an FSA ProRoad 52t outer and 39t middle, and a Shimano Ultegra 6603 30t.
...
07-31-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 154
Posted By 70sSanO

You need to take a step back for a moment. It...

You need to take a step back for a moment. It appears that both 7400 and 6400 cranks use 113mm and 115mm for Italian. Since it seems your BB is 70mm, it probably should be 115mm. But when going back...
07-31-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 961
Posted By 70sSanO

I hear that even the moon doesn't have bikes...

I hear that even the moon doesn't have bikes under $1000.

John
07-31-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 223
Posted By 70sSanO

Your specs are for Shimano Touring componenets...

Your specs are for Shimano Touring componenets which were never available in the US. My brother had to go to a steeper road chanistay FD and I think he had to go overseas to get one. I think he is...
07-30-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 485
Posted By 70sSanO

Generally u-locks (kryptonite, abus) are good. I...

Generally u-locks (kryptonite, abus) are good. I will also use an Abus chain with a good padlock, like Abloy, for store situations in lower crime areas. If there is not a rack or steel fence, or a...
07-30-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 830
Posted By 70sSanO

Iím thankful my Dad never talked about this when...

Iím thankful my Dad never talked about this when I was a kid.

John
07-30-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 693
Posted By 70sSanO

You might want to post this in the Framebuilders...

You might want to post this in the Framebuilders sub-forum. The fork seems like the toughest nut to crack. The head tube might be solved by honing it out. I can’t tell you about how much material...
07-30-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,314
Posted By 70sSanO

Sorry I didn’t pick that out. Too much to read....

Sorry I didn’t pick that out. Too much to read. Threads like these re-affirm why I don’t hang around older people.

John
07-29-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,314
Posted By 70sSanO

I’m not sure you’re going to find a 22.1mm stem...

I’m not sure you’re going to find a 22.1mm stem regardless of where it is made. Traditional beach cruiser stem is 21.1mm or traditional 1” quill stem is 22.2mm. There are tons of stems on eBay.
...
07-29-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 784
Posted By 70sSanO

ICE makes a trike. ...

ICE makes a trike.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhgJZb_s5iU

I think you can it with electric assist. Based on the weight, that would be the way I’d go if I ever needed one.

John
07-29-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By 70sSanO

My favorite cantilever lever are Dia Compe PC-11,...

My favorite cantilever lever are Dia Compe PC-11, or PC-7. They used to be easy to find on eBay. I haven’t looked lately.

John
07-29-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,736
Posted By 70sSanO

I guess youíve never seen my wife. John

I guess youíve never seen my wife.

John
07-29-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By 70sSanO

The reason it doesn’t work is because the design...

The reason it doesn’t work is because the design of the 6800 rear derailleur changed. In the past, Shimano derailleurs moved a certain amount based on the cable pull from the shifter. Shimano...
07-28-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 248
Posted By 70sSanO

While the 74XX DA cable routing might have been...

While the 74XX DA cable routing might have been lucky, in reality it is just a mechanical application that adjusts the distance to the pivot to change the ratio. And that was a limited universe...
07-28-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By 70sSanO

The system should be fine with 9 speed Dura Ace. ...

The system should be fine with 9 speed Dura Ace.

The issue may be a desire to upgrade to XT/XTR front and rear derailleurs one day... and an M900 crank... and

John

Edit Added: And the...
07-28-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 248
Posted By 70sSanO

I’m not familiar with the cable attach point on...

I’m not familiar with the cable attach point on the newer Shimano derailleurs, so I’ll ask.

Is it possible to do an alternate cable routing on the RD-8000, (similar to what was done on the early...
07-28-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By 70sSanO

Another choice might be the Serfas RX saddles. ...

Another choice might be the Serfas RX saddles. My wife rides them exclusively. They make a mens and women’s version.

John
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