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08-01-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 615
Posted By easyupbug

Local builder who knew Colin Laing when he was in...

Local builder who knew Colin Laing when he was in town straightened both the fork and frame that had been badly spread to 130mm on a rescued ~'84 Laing 753 that was trashed. He even had Laing...
07-27-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 606
Posted By easyupbug

As other have said a very very risky situation. ...

As other have said a very very risky situation. Please check out these instructions:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPYGv6fMnBw
07-21-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 6,987
Posted By easyupbug

Kunsunoke pretty much covered it. I have had too...

Kunsunoke pretty much covered it. I have had too many bikes for years now and loved the Italians. My rack that holds my bikes used in the current daily rotation has the lowest number of Italians...
07-19-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 345
Posted By easyupbug

One of my rescues came from a fellow who used...

One of my rescues came from a fellow who used Rustoleum then 2K. I got a great deal because he painted one weekend, left it on the seat of a closed up pickup in AZ for baking and the next weekend...
07-11-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By easyupbug

I see you are in Denver, if you ski or snowboard...

I see you are in Denver, if you ski or snowboard you may have or easily get ski & snowboard tape that works great, its 14" wide and $3 a foot where we shop.
07-06-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By easyupbug

I suggest value in a search over on the C&V...

I suggest value in a search over on the C&V Forum. You will find many pages of recommendations on materials & techniques on similar projects.
06-27-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 19,039
Posted By easyupbug

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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The boys enjoying the sun at our cabin in the Bighorns.
06-26-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,517
Posted By easyupbug

I am not a flipper but have bought two bikes in...

I am not a flipper but have bought two bikes in Portland to keep them from hipster fixie hell and this eases my mind as does Spaghetti Legs having a nice Tommasini on C&V Sales here for a good price...
05-29-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By easyupbug

In my experience the 80 to 120 emery worked...

In my experience the 80 to 120 emery worked better on larger jobs and you can clean up in really rough areas/gouges with finer 240 if needed just be sure it is dull everywhere. I have had much...
04-06-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 916
Posted By easyupbug

If that were my brother-in-law's tire I would...

If that were my brother-in-law's tire I would boot the knobby and he would ride it for years in his short rides through the neighborhood. For my son-in-law that is young enough to think he will live...
03-30-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By easyupbug

I love this article as he clearly states...

I love this article as he clearly states "Accuracy of fabrication results in a frame that when placed on a checking table is true without the need for setting to shape." I mourn the scrapping of 753...
03-25-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 616
Posted By easyupbug

You are in LA so not a lot of climbing? What do...

You are in LA so not a lot of climbing? What do you ride on your Vigorelli and Mash, and what do you like or find missing on those groups, wheels, saddles, bars, etc.? A picture would help, some...
03-15-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 721
Posted By easyupbug

There is a broad spectrum of threadlockers. ...

There is a broad spectrum of threadlockers. Loctite Purple 222MS is designed for this kind of application where the lowest strength is needed and works great on adjustment screws, set screws, etc. ...
03-13-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,852
Posted By easyupbug

Well said, I don't live in a mansion either but...

Well said, I don't live in a mansion either but did right-size my garage....
03-05-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,454
Posted By easyupbug

Would not be surprised if this is largest

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02-22-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,181
Posted By easyupbug

I have seen and now own a head tube rolled by...

I have seen and now own a head tube rolled by Andy Gilmour and then brazed to fill and it is perfect, not cheap but for many frames in my opinion they are worth it, beyond $ and ¢.
02-09-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,917
Posted By easyupbug

I considered this when I started using the Dremel...

I considered this when I started using the Dremel years ago with the cheap unreinforced wheels and for the RD end cut I would install a cable near the cut and right after when the liner is still warm...
02-03-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,731
Posted By easyupbug

Your frame would have a safety factor built into...

Your frame would have a safety factor built into the frame tubing by the designers. If you place "holes" in such a way as to reduce this safety factor and your are a heavy rider, or hit a big pot...
01-29-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,565
Posted By easyupbug

I was upgrading every few years, last one is the...

I was upgrading every few years, last one is the only one I kept a 1995 Trek 5500 with lovely Campagnolo build by Trek. Then bought a custom Davidson and realized steel was my thing. Never looked...
01-18-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 905
Posted By easyupbug

I have arthritis in my hands so I like thicker,...

I have arthritis in my hands so I like thicker, more shock-absorbent tape, some of my bars have Specialized Body Geometry Bar Phat gel insert for extra cushioning, which one might not want as it does...
01-15-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 607
Posted By easyupbug

It is true that aluminum has no lower limit for...

It is true that aluminum has no lower limit for stresses and a finite fatigue life; however, it is not a factor in consideration of aluminum frames built for purpose and used appropriately.
01-11-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By easyupbug

You are wise to ask, these things are not self...

You are wise to ask, these things are not self evident.
01-08-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,923
Posted By easyupbug

This is one of the best sites I have found, some...

This is one of the best sites I have found, some conflicting info but an excellent and sources listed:https://on-the-drops.blogspot.com/2016/12/the-peugeot-px-10du-vitus-979.html
When you sort it...
12-24-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By easyupbug

That is oversize, both tubing could come with...

That is oversize, both tubing could come with ovalized chain stays but IIRC neuron OS DTs were 28.6 and EL OS DTs were 31.7 so a measurement might help.
12-22-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 910
Posted By easyupbug

My experience is with industrial ceramic...

My experience is with industrial ceramic bearings, not on a bicycle so I will follow this with interest. If you have full ceramic bearings (balls and races) or hybrid (ceramic balls only) the...
12-17-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,535
Posted By easyupbug

W/o seeing it up close that rim wall is in...

W/o seeing it up close that rim wall is in tension, I think all Hed are welded, no sleeves or pins, so a weld failure. I would agree not good for anything but an easy ride to a shop or what could be...
12-16-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By easyupbug

Bikedued, I never thanked you for this frame and...

Bikedued, I never thanked you for this frame and you kindly found me a seat post. I love it, and while it has been a long time since I worried about flex in a BB I love this bike and it is in my...
11-28-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,665
Posted By easyupbug

As a retired heavy industry maintenance manager I...

As a retired heavy industry maintenance manager I have played with grease professionally and as a result used many products on many bikes over the years. Bike G is dead on in my dry climates...
11-23-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,026
Posted By easyupbug

To me age is not the only factor. I have bought...

To me age is not the only factor. I have bought two wall hangers, sold one and still riding the other. I now may have one my own, a '89 ironman with the grey marble paint with a head tube lug...
11-17-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,752
Posted By easyupbug

No fall colors here but one of my bikes has fall...

No fall colors here but one of my bikes has fall colors....
11-12-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,676
Posted By easyupbug

I use the tried and true approach and shellac the...

I use the tried and true approach and shellac the tape, it stays cleaner than cork which I also use, it cleans up very nicely with denatured alcohol and lasts for years, then when it needs a touch up...
11-07-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,089
Posted By easyupbug

Risk is a function of likelihood and consequence,...

Risk is a function of likelihood and consequence, even with a low likelihood of blowout failure if you are hitting 70kph or high speed "twisty" descents you might want to carefully consider the...
10-17-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,363
Posted By easyupbug

Correct. I supervised vendor evaluations in the...

Correct. I supervised vendor evaluations in the PRC before retiring and can tell end runs and unauthorized runs can be problem for buyers and manufacturers. Quality of materials can range from no...
10-13-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 554
Posted By easyupbug

As I got older my feet widened and I got tingling...

As I got older my feet widened and I got tingling in the toes, Shimano and Sidi "wide" shoes took care of it maybe 5 or 6 years ago. Nerve compression and/or blood circulation are usually the...
09-25-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,193
Posted By easyupbug

For me, as a life long tinkerer bumping 70 I have...

For me, as a life long tinkerer bumping 70 I have found bikes meet my tinkering needs, get me out in this beautiful World and the exercise is a pleasure. When I stumbled onto this place with a...
09-21-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,065
Posted By easyupbug

I boycott Trek for throwing LeMond to the curb in...

I boycott Trek for throwing LeMond to the curb in 2008.
09-21-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,181
Posted By easyupbug

Exactly

It was not really what I would call hilarity but shock, I was on my baby at the time, a brand spanking new Campagnolo state of the art 50/34 arm careening down the asphalt, I felt horrible.
09-17-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 968
Posted By easyupbug

I have never been a fade fan but love that one.

I have never been a fade fan but love that one.
09-09-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,679
Posted By easyupbug

I hate finding a cut posts, unless it a modern...

I hate finding a cut posts, unless it a modern substitute that is as said above 3' long. After all butchering a nice Sugino fluted post to save a fraction of a watt on a C&V is just crazy to me.
09-09-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,781
Posted By easyupbug

Same here in the Air Force and then as a...

Same here in the Air Force and then as a maintenance manager, now retired. I keep 7 or 8 in ready state with the balance waiting on a parts, waiting on labor or waiting on decisions around how to...
09-04-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,891
Posted By easyupbug

My materials science classes were nearly 50 years...

My materials science classes were nearly 50 years ago but I suspect it may be the problem is creep, not fatigue, which would not be issues with other systems like you FD and RD or your auto and may...
08-14-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,458
Posted By easyupbug

I am with Cranky, I'd probably pull the master...

I am with Cranky, I'd probably pull the master link and see if it got lubed, if so give it a try. Also not all together sure dealing with a 3" oily roller is a major step toward less waste and mess.
08-11-19, 11:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,107
Posted By easyupbug

I count 21 bearings from a front hub. From my...

I count 21 bearings from a front hub. From my poor memory Shimano 600 should be 10 each side. Further too much grease in a 600 hub is not going to be with the hub very long and would not burn...
07-22-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,425
Posted By easyupbug

Carbon assembly paste works for me. You all...

Carbon assembly paste works for me. You all probably know this but as a reminder the torque you use for a dry bolt if applied to a lubed bolt can overload and break the bolt.
07-13-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,588
Posted By easyupbug

I love taking care of my daughters bikes, all...

I love taking care of my daughters bikes, all Shimano cup and cone. One commutes in Portland OR and the others ride very little so I check them all for smooth and play and the commuter might go 18...
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07-03-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,068
Posted By easyupbug

I lost an early Campy DO to a crack. Our local...

I lost an early Campy DO to a crack. Our local framebuilder beautifully replaced it but warned the paint damage would be at least 2" on stays and it was, spot on 2".
06-19-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,437
Posted By easyupbug

The derision is with you, it is a personal...

The derision is with you, it is a personal preference.
To me it depends on the character of the bike. My show pieces would look terrible in my eyes with chips, but my Zurich looks purposeful and...
06-19-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 17,259
Posted By easyupbug

Newbie, you made a common mistake in asking a...

Newbie, you made a common mistake in asking a question of someone who has not posted here in 14 years. I doubt you will get an answer and am no painter so suggest searching for a much newer thread...
06-11-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,859
Posted By easyupbug

I say do yourself a favor and for $10 (cheaper...

I say do yourself a favor and for $10 (cheaper than motor oil with additives you don't need) you can get a gallon of bar chain oil which sticks much better and in my opinion and that is why it lasts...
05-10-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 750
Posted By easyupbug

Nice job on the video and the wheel.

Nice job on the video and the wheel.
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