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06-06-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 732
Posted By Ronsonic

My drivetrains are clean. The rest depends on how...

My drivetrains are clean. The rest depends on how long ago I built it.
06-06-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 20,338
Views: 3,470,125
Posted By Ronsonic

Sadly my motorcycles were lost in a tragic...

Sadly my motorcycles were lost in a tragic kayaking accident.
05-15-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By Ronsonic

Thanks but looking for a road stem with the usual...

Thanks but looking for a road stem with the usual 17-ish degree drop.
05-14-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By Ronsonic

WTB - Black Quill Stem - 100 - 110ish

New project that wants some black fitments and hardware
Needs to be quill, usual 22.2 and 26.0 and about 100-105-110 long.
Prefer nice and glossy black.

Somebody's got one.
05-14-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By Ronsonic

I remember the drill being to wear a pair of...

I remember the drill being to wear a pair of socks you hate and go off on a long ride with a water bottle containing a mix of rubbing alcohol and water. Soak the shoes and then ride them dry -...
05-14-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,071
Posted By Ronsonic

Use the screws and adjust them one time - OR -...

Use the screws and adjust them one time - OR - don't use the screws and fiddle-futz the wheel into position every time.

I like plan A.
05-14-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 729
Posted By Ronsonic

When I was a teenager I did it lighting a...

When I was a teenager I did it lighting a Popsicle stick dipped in motor oil.

Water dipping usually gives more of a swirl than a smoke pattern. Before you go thinking it's easier visualize a- how...
05-09-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By Ronsonic

I can vouch for Birchwood Casey's other products,...

I can vouch for Birchwood Casey's other products, Tru-Oil and their instant bluing (more black than blue).

I'd say this would be worth a try. Note their warning that color will vary depending on...
04-06-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,006
Posted By Ronsonic

My only Schwalbe tub experience was with their...

My only Schwalbe tub experience was with their exceptionally good cyclocross tires. Remarkable rollers - good on pavement and then when you roll off into the grass you don't feel any more resistance.
04-06-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 701
Posted By Ronsonic

I have no advice for you but what a nice bike....

I have no advice for you but what a nice bike. hoping to watch the build.
04-04-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7,132
Views: 683,655
Posted By Ronsonic

This is not entirely vintage but it is classic...

This is not entirely vintage but it is classic and retains some vintage features like a threaded fork. Serotta Legend Ti in my size. Coco saw me playing with my toy so brought hers to join me.
...
04-03-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8,003
Views: 2,491,753
Posted By Ronsonic

Super light spokes and hub you've got there....

Super light spokes and hub you've got there. Totally drilled out cassette, too.
04-03-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,254
Posted By Ronsonic

If I were doing it I'd do the Basso thing but...

If I were doing it I'd do the Basso thing but with a double cross. First cross with the housing in front of the head tube and then cross the inners under the downtube.

This will work even better...
03-27-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By Ronsonic

This question depends on the manufacturer and the...

This question depends on the manufacturer and the year and model of the brifter.

Strongly suggest downloading the user / service manual for the parts in front of you. Campagnolo, SRAM and Shimano...
03-27-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7,132
Views: 683,655
Posted By Ronsonic

Now we know where that other guy's flutes went.

Now we know where that other guy's flutes went.
03-27-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,372
Posted By Ronsonic

I'd clear-coat it and put it on Craig's as a...

I'd clear-coat it and put it on Craig's as a valuable, vintage bike.
03-18-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,359
Posted By Ronsonic

Is that not the old "force a tight-fitting dowel...

Is that not the old "force a tight-fitting dowel in the steerer to prevent sudden failure" trick?
03-18-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 589
Posted By Ronsonic

I'm using the little O-ring mounted one on the...

I'm using the little O-ring mounted one on the stem. Least obtrusive and I'm not interested in looking at it often.
03-14-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,003
Posted By Ronsonic

Beg to differ, but parallelism of the stem and...

Beg to differ, but parallelism of the stem and top tube must be maintained. Otherwise it would be ... incorrect.
03-14-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,112
Posted By Ronsonic

The only problem I ever had with aero levers was...

The only problem I ever had with aero levers was the first few times I rode with them and it felt really weird to not have those cables in front of me. Like those were going to save me from going off...
03-05-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 376
Posted By Ronsonic

Been using Boeshield T9 with good result.

Been using Boeshield T9 with good result.
02-21-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7,132
Views: 683,655
Posted By Ronsonic

Whoa. Maybe it's my ignorance but when I think of...

Whoa. Maybe it's my ignorance but when I think of Bob Jackson finishes and flourishes it's more like box pinstripe and lug lining.
09-08-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 33,723
Posted By Ronsonic

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

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x617/i1dalotto_50335159c7f6acc4696a684a92a8d7a4753bbb44.jpg
Chicks dig it.
08-22-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7,132
Views: 683,655
Posted By Ronsonic

Okay, a couple of days ago, but it's been hectic....

Okay, a couple of days ago, but it's been hectic.

A pair of NOS in the box Shimano 105 7s downtube shifters.

Tasty.
08-22-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 62,369
Views: 9,450,730
Posted By Ronsonic

BItD, that was a common approach for single ring...

BItD, that was a common approach for single ring cyclocross bikes. This was a fancy bike, a lot of guys would take worn out chainrings and grind off the teeth. This one was done professionally.
08-22-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,641
Posted By Ronsonic

I'll trade Florida's shell for your crushed...

I'll trade Florida's shell for your crushed limestone.
08-22-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By Ronsonic

I wouldn't worry much about the powder coat. Just...

I wouldn't worry much about the powder coat. Just don't use a caustic cleaning solution - bad idea for aluminum anyway. Put it in a baggy with some solvent like mineral spirits and then into the...
08-19-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 761
Views: 184,844
Posted By Ronsonic

I've been running K-Rads for years and love 'em,....

I've been running K-Rads for years and love 'em,. Roll smooth on the road with enough tread that you don't fear for your life if you see some sand or leaves up ahead.
Good on hard pack, too. Not so...
08-12-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 93,209
Posted By Ronsonic

Not my size otherwise I might have an opinion...

Not my size otherwise I might have an opinion about the price. :)
08-11-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By Ronsonic

The UT is a bit picky about BB shell width since...

The UT is a bit picky about BB shell width since it has essentially no range of adjustment for width. Just a wavy washer to take up the slack.

Always a good idea to have these things faced to...
03-31-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 756
Posted By Ronsonic

Campy freehub from 9 through 12 speed are...

Campy freehub from 9 through 12 speed are compatible with all cassettes in that range. May need to watch out for lock ring compatibility with both the freehub and the smallest cog.
02-01-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,405
Posted By Ronsonic

Dude, you ask a bike-dork question in a place...

Dude, you ask a bike-dork question in a place full of OCD bike dorks and you act surprised that they're mentally locked in on the slack chain and stuff.

Asking "where do I get a freewheel tool"...
01-25-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7,836
Views: 2,200,256
Posted By Ronsonic

If anybody made them in 10s I'd be using one now.

If anybody made them in 10s I'd be using one now.
01-25-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7,836
Views: 2,200,256
Posted By Ronsonic

OMG! Really?! Perfect.

OMG!

Really?!

Perfect.
01-25-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4,367
Views: 418,897
Posted By Ronsonic

I'd guess yours is an 89, my 88 has the U-brake....

I'd guess yours is an 89, my 88 has the U-brake. Great townie with fenders and rack.
01-25-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 594
Posted By Ronsonic

You can look it up here....

You can look it up here. (https://blue.canecreek.com/headset-fit-finder) The cane creek numbers are pretty well an industry standard. Oh, and they make some damfino headsets, too. Highly recommended...
12-30-19, 10:48 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,773
Posted By Ronsonic

I weigh my bikes and I weigh myself. I am...

I weigh my bikes and I weigh myself.

I am interested to know the numbers, but not enough to expend the time and money necessary to change either all that much.
12-29-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,086
Posted By Ronsonic

I've used it, good lubricity and tenacious. I...

I've used it, good lubricity and tenacious. I live on the sand-bar called Florida and the silt that accompanies our sand is attracted to that stuff like magnetism.

For best use, thin it like 4:1...
12-26-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 988
Posted By Ronsonic

I used those Tektros on a build some years ago...

I used those Tektros on a build some years ago and yes, they do feel like the Campy levers.
12-26-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,003
Posted By Ronsonic

A lot of the guys working in shops are unfamiliar...

A lot of the guys working in shops are unfamiliar with older bikes and many are just sort of ignorant in general. There should be no trouble fitting a chain to that bike and unless cogs and / or...
12-25-19, 11:20 PM
Replies: 4,367
Views: 418,897
Posted By Ronsonic

Nice gadget there. Would like to see the tools...

Nice gadget there. Would like to see the tools you've created for this work. Lately been watching a lot of restoration videos on yt. So yeah, hit us with some inspiration.
12-25-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,007
Posted By Ronsonic

GT Lotto 2000 Season Team Bike

Time for me to move this one. Had a blast with it but the geo would be perfect for a younger version of me not the old guy who owns it.

Person I got this from found the frame hanging in a Belgian...
12-17-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By Ronsonic

I can't even imagine why this is even a question,...

I can't even imagine why this is even a question, except maybe it's cold where you live and we're getting bored.
12-15-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 20,338
Views: 3,470,125
Posted By Ronsonic

Maybe it's the camera, that crank arm and pedal...

Maybe it's the camera, that crank arm and pedal look a little radical, too.
12-15-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 607
Posted By Ronsonic

Here's my recent encounter: ...

Here's my recent encounter:
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1124x1500/ultrastem_03699412afe53ec153fdf4bfae4142ffc7363080.jpg
12-13-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,644
Posted By Ronsonic

Put fresh tires on that and ride it until those...

Put fresh tires on that and ride it until those tires wear out.
Rinse.
Repeat.
12-13-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 607
Posted By Ronsonic

They're just excited to see you. Recently...

They're just excited to see you.

Recently bought a set of wheels that came with tires and tubes and just had to replace the almost new tubes to get rid of the absurdly long stems.

Lot of deep...
12-13-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,931
Posted By Ronsonic

He was busy riding his bike.

He was busy riding his bike.
12-09-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 951
Posted By Ronsonic

https://si.shimano.com/#/ There are several...

https://si.shimano.com/#/

There are several levels of manuals there, the Dealer's Manuals are pretty comprehensive.
12-02-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By Ronsonic

PM me if you might want to trade for my Athena UT...

PM me if you might want to trade for my Athena UT 46-36
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