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11-27-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 399
Posted By bark_eater

That should be doable if you use a longer axle...

That should be doable if you use a longer axle and add the 4 mm of extra spacers on the drive side and redish. That's theory so, I would confirm the actual increase of cog width between the 6 and 7...
Forum: Touring
11-27-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 524
Posted By bark_eater

I've carried a light weight bike storage cover....

I've carried a light weight bike storage cover. I put it on at night and when I can't keep an eye on the bike. I think its a much bigger leap for an oportunist to risk the extra minutes to take...
11-26-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 399
Posted By bark_eater

Might not be applicable to your plans, but if you...

Might not be applicable to your plans, but if you replace you axle with one 4mm longer and put all of the spacers on the non drive side you can redish the wheel to have less offset and it will be...
11-26-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 139,486
Posted By bark_eater

I've got kind of a general question about...

I've got kind of a general question about suitible frames for an upright conversion
I have a Bridgestone CB-1 set up with mountain moustache bars that I realy like. Someday I might adjust the fit of...
11-26-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By bark_eater

12 speed chains are narower to fit on 12 cogs on...

12 speed chains are narower to fit on 12 cogs on the rear wheel. It sounds like you have 6 cogs on your rear wheel. Your front derailleur and crankset is designed for a wider chain. The front...
Replies: 24
Views: 2,405
Posted By bark_eater

Thank you all for the thoughts. I'm hoping to try...

Thank you all for the thoughts. I'm hoping to try a number of different set ups. As the bike is still a pile of parts I haven't found out whether I need to go with shorter 165mm cranks with the 650b....
11-25-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 296
Posted By bark_eater

I've been running 48-36t with a 14-28t free...

I've been running 48-36t with a 14-28t free wheel. It feels pretty balance for the riding I do locally. I'm going to try 50-34 next push a little harder and try to find as much climbing as possible...
11-23-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By bark_eater

94 bcd rings for compact double?

I was wondering whats out there for 94 BCD rings? I've got a couple "Microdrive" cranksets that look like they might make good compact doubles. I'm running 7-8 speeds and would like to try 46-30t on...
11-22-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,698
Posted By bark_eater

Close! If they were spaced at 130mm I'd be all...

Close! If they were spaced at 130mm I'd be all over those.
11-22-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,698
Posted By bark_eater

While we're riffing on the historical record.....

While we're riffing on the historical record.. Why cant I buy a reasonable wheel set with CR-18 rims and Shimano Hubs?....
Replies: 24
Views: 2,405
Posted By bark_eater

Well there's something you dont see every...

Well there's something you dont see every day.....

https://www.lionsroar.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/mahakasyapa-smiling-at-the-lotus-flower-1897-Cropped-1200x675-cropped.jpg
Replies: 24
Views: 2,405
Posted By bark_eater

I've got 46/36/26 with a 11-28 on my 700x38...

I've got 46/36/26 with a 11-28 on my 700x38 touring bike. I have to remind myself to us the 46t ring to keep from wearing out the 36T. Its got pretty upright seating, and a heavy wheelset, but I feel...
Replies: 24
Views: 2,405
Posted By bark_eater

Well I'm back at it with the gearing puzzles, and...

Well I'm back at it with the gearing puzzles, and having started another thread over the summer:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1204428-50-34t-compact-double-6-speed-freewheels.html
...
11-20-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,309
Posted By bark_eater

I fully intended to start the great purge this...

I fully intended to start the great purge this year of all of my collections. I'm getting to the point where toys and projects from 30 years ago are in the way of what I want to do for the next and...
11-16-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 23,414
Views: 2,724,155
Posted By bark_eater

I don't have the bike in possession yet, but the...

I don't have the bike in possession yet, but the the fork is reported to be frozen in the frame and will not rotate. If you look at the picture the stem is all the way up and it looks like its...
11-16-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 23,414
Views: 2,724,155
Posted By bark_eater

Got a a question for the 3 speed pro's. I'm...

Got a a question for the 3 speed pro's. I'm picking up a 23" 70's Sport's tommorow that will probably need a new fork and headset. Are there any hidden dangers here? I'm assuming I"ll find a fork on...
11-15-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By bark_eater

That was one of the details I was hoping would...

That was one of the details I was hoping would work out. Thanks for the confirmation.
11-15-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By bark_eater

My main concern is having to use a 1 1/8 stem...

My main concern is having to use a 1 1/8 stem with a shim and 1" spacers and having everything line up so I can get the headset preload right. The Berthoud decauler mounts to 2 face plate screws on a...
11-15-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 551
Posted By bark_eater

Ive used them for 3 bike shipments so far. The ...

Ive used them for 3 bike shipments so far. The Price is good. The website is idiosyncratic. There is a specific order in which they want information entered, and going back to change something can...
11-15-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By bark_eater

Setting up "randonneur" cockpit with 1" threadless?

I'm putting one of Soma's low trail 1" threadless forks on a Trek 400T Elance. So far I've decided on useing an IRD 1"threadless roller bearing headset. I also want to use a 17 degree stem that will...
11-15-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,249
Posted By bark_eater

If you can jig the bike up with the wheels...

If you can jig the bike up with the wheels coplanar and use a carpenter's square to mark the wheel base down to your floor, you could get an idea of the wheel base with in a couple MM. You might be...
11-10-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,935
Posted By bark_eater

Collecting projects. Really nice bikes for...

Collecting projects. Really nice bikes for under a $100 with bad paint or needing frame repair. And then I start collecting the parts and tools to complete these projects. And then then the world...
11-10-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,692
Posted By bark_eater

I think the tone is set on threads like this when...

I think the tone is set on threads like this when the OP's cleverness hasnt risen above the threshold of an AI bot.
11-08-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By bark_eater

So ceramic balls are the one true path?

So ceramic balls are the one true path?
11-07-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By bark_eater

Any one try re hardening a cone after grinding...

Any one try re hardening a cone after grinding out the pits? If you get a piece of steel hot enough that a magnet wont stick and drop it in a cup of oil, its going to end up be pretty hard, like...
11-06-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By bark_eater

As I remember, that's a 73mm bottom bracket...

As I remember, that's a 73mm bottom bracket shell. I have a 21" Ascent set up as a single speed, so I used a 73mm cartridge BB with a much shorter Spindle than stock.
11-06-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By bark_eater

I've had good results cleaning spokes with...

I've had good results cleaning spokes with aluminum foil and liquid barkeepers friend. I've tried neutralizing with with windex just for vodoo/ good measure. After that I go over each spoke with...
11-05-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,128
Posted By bark_eater

I picked up a set of Super Maxy cranks and when...

I picked up a set of Super Maxy cranks and when they arrived, was surprised to find that they are 180mm's.
10-30-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By bark_eater

The derailleur hanger may have already been bored...

The derailleur hanger may have already been bored out for a "Dropout Saver"

https://wheelsmfg.com/presses-tools/dropout-savers.html

Maybe you could solder one in?
10-29-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By bark_eater

will they handle 7 speeds?

will they handle 7 speeds?
10-29-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,795
Posted By bark_eater

I filed some sort of report form, but they didn't...

I filed some sort of report form, but they didn't really have an option for a simple package getting misdirected. It was funneling me towards "Does this package contain cremated human remains?" if...
10-29-20, 05:39 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,795
Posted By bark_eater

I recently had a USPS package that I was tracking...

I recently had a USPS package that I was tracking take a left turn and get "delivered" to an address 50 miles away. No one would talk to me because it was "delivered". It was a used book brokered...
10-23-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 539
Posted By bark_eater

I've got a bike with a indexed Tang Falcon. I...

I've got a bike with a indexed Tang Falcon. I was wondering if I any of the the parts would be compatible with the newer generation Tange Levin headsets?
10-22-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,941
Posted By bark_eater

I've used it in liquid form on a rag to clean up...

I've used it in liquid form on a rag to clean up rusty spokes, handlebars, ect. Spokes I follow up with Never Dull wadding.
10-20-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,330
Posted By bark_eater

Any thoughts on weather I would need a 4 or 5mm...

Any thoughts on weather I would need a 4 or 5mm spacer for running an 6-7-8 speed chain?
10-19-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,058
Posted By bark_eater

My forensic observations point towards the...

My forensic observations point towards the dustcovers running out first.
10-19-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,330
Posted By bark_eater

The steel 27t chain ring arrived. Now I'm...

The steel 27t chain ring arrived. Now I'm wondering what kind of trickery would be needed to turn this crankset into a triple?
10-19-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,143
Posted By bark_eater

My "road bike" is presently set up 48t-36t with...

My "road bike" is presently set up 48t-36t with a 6 speed 14-28t freewheel. It is primarily an exercise machine and next spring it will go to a 50t-34t and a 6speed 14-24t freewheels just to be...
10-17-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,058
Posted By bark_eater

Seems like most people who are using Sunrace...

Seems like most people who are using Sunrace component's are doing piecemeal replacements of vintage component's as they fail.

I'd be interested to see how a "full Sunrace" groupo would work out...
10-17-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,058
Posted By bark_eater

Sheldon Browns archive has a lot of info for...

Sheldon Browns archive has a lot of info for keeping bikes on the road.

I've picked up some 8 speed cassettes to harvest cogs from so I can have a 13-30 7 speed "century' special. I'm pretty...
10-17-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,058
Posted By bark_eater

Almost all of my "modern" "keepers" are 7 speeds....

Almost all of my "modern" "keepers" are 7 speeds. I noticed just in time when Shimano dropped its 7 speed HG-50 Cassettes and stocked up. I've bought a couple more since then, when the price was...
10-15-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,819
Posted By bark_eater

Well I certainly have danced with Canoe+1.... and...

Well I certainly have danced with Canoe+1.... and in the spirit of full disclosure, I have a Contessa 26 that I had plans of taking offshore, and I haven't had it in the water for 15 years. Its...
10-14-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,165
Posted By bark_eater

I think your forks bent.:D

I think your forks bent.:D
10-14-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,819
Posted By bark_eater

One of my major distractions this summer was...

One of my major distractions this summer was finding a fiberglass 1974 Klepper sailing canoe. The sticker insides states "Made in West Germany" I just got the bare hull and have taken it out...
10-14-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,165
Posted By bark_eater

Late to the party, but being the 250lb pound guy...

Late to the party, but being the 250lb pound guy with gear, I found my 90's Koga Miyata touring hybrid to be like riding a slinky with any kind of load on the back. I'm pretty sure it has the same...
10-12-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,330
Posted By bark_eater

Here's another one: Ebay listing...

Here's another one: Ebay listing (https://www.ebay.com/itm/52-40-RARE-Vintage-1970s-SAKAE-RINGYO-SR-Melt-Forged-CUSTOM-3-Alloy-CRANKSET-165/274340759046?hash=item3fdffbc606:g:I8kAAOSwjdFemw9D)
10-12-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,330
Posted By bark_eater

I've got a set of these on the way and I have a...

I've got a set of these on the way and I have a few questions. I found the FSA 27t chainrings. The come in steel and alloy. I was wondering if I should go with the steel chainring for durability?
...
08-20-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,132
Posted By bark_eater

Not sure which page or picture it was. I was only...

Not sure which page or picture it was. I was only 2 clicks in when the alarms went off. I'm useing AVG.
08-20-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,132
Posted By bark_eater

Heh My virus software blocked something comeing...

Heh My virus software blocked something comeing off this web site. I clicked on one of the dead picture links and "script" was blocked, what ever that means..
07-31-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 881
Posted By bark_eater

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