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12-14-22, 01:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 835
Posted By smoothness

i suggest you take a pic of the worn anodizing...

i suggest you take a pic of the worn anodizing before you attempt to remedy it. some rims (such as the Mavic Open Pro CD models) have splotchy coatings due to the tension on the rim from the spokes...
11-01-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 974
Posted By smoothness

Don't worry about it. You possess the rare...

Don't worry about it. You possess the rare quality of being able to grow up...but not growing old.

Sincerely: a "Xennial"/"Oregon Trail" person

Relevant to the topic:
I do the elbow/handlebar...
10-20-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By smoothness

Hey Sloar - what crank length/shifter speeds were...

Hey Sloar - what crank length/shifter speeds were you looking for? DM me with the specifics?
08-24-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,584
Posted By smoothness

I've seen those huge tektros a couple of times at...

I've seen those huge tektros a couple of times at the local non-profit. As far as I can tell, they were designed for beach cruiser frames. Kind of fitting really - they were veritable boat anchors....
11-25-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,324
Posted By smoothness

Pfft. No headset! I call shenanigans/the post...

Pfft. No headset! I call shenanigans/the post title a misnomer. Impressive collection otherwise. GLWS!
10-26-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 954
Posted By smoothness

After iab gets first pick, I'm interested in...

After iab gets first pick, I'm interested in buying an aluminum one as well. PM me whenever :)
10-22-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 923
Posted By smoothness

Bad News: It'll likely be a futile effort to...

Bad News: It'll likely be a futile effort to clean off that crown race without doing abrasive/chemical damage.

Good News: You can definitely remove that crown race. Take a brand new carbide blade...
06-24-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By smoothness

I'm sorta surprised that you felt the lye did not...

I'm sorta surprised that you felt the lye did not work. What was your ratio of lye to water?
06-15-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 566
Posted By smoothness

I have several 559 forks of various steerer...

I have several 559 forks of various steerer lengths; most are tange/better, and at least one of them has mid-blade eyelets for racks. LMK?
05-18-21, 11:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,216
Posted By smoothness

a possibly helpful suggestion: find out if there...

a possibly helpful suggestion: find out if there is an established Maker-Space nearby; there's likely to be someone with a frame jig or some knowledge of how to braze properly.
05-18-21, 11:35 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,319
Posted By smoothness

Late to the game, but I've a Zunow that's full...

Late to the game, but I've a Zunow that's full Tange Prestige. I'll take a full shot and upload it when I get the chance.
04-12-21, 12:57 AM
Replies: 10,440
Views: 1,358,916
Posted By smoothness

did the future owner specifically request those...

did the future owner specifically request those drops? bc as a person of smaller stature...those bars are ginormous.
02-01-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,730
Posted By smoothness

Loctite 247 is primarily designed for threaded...

Loctite 247 is primarily designed for threaded applications; for a press-fit or slip-fit, you might have better luck using the appropriate green loctite.

I have accidentally done your experiment...
01-20-21, 01:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,171
Posted By smoothness

can you take a picture of your broken front...

can you take a picture of your broken front derailleur next to a "regular" road front derailleur? i'm not familiar with the high-stepper, but i'm sure that a suitable replacement could be found.
01-03-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,435
Posted By smoothness

I would highly advise using 26.0 bars in a 26.4...

I would highly advise using 26.0 bars in a 26.4 stem without a shim. Even when used with matching bars and torqued correctly, compression-wedge "bolt-less" stems are known to squeak, if not slip...
11-20-20, 12:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By smoothness

I may have a set or two of those. How much does...

I may have a set or two of those. How much does it cost to ship a brake-sized box across the border?
10-06-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,079
Posted By smoothness

are you looking for a particular model? i'm...

are you looking for a particular model? i'm pretty sure I have at least four bare hubs and/or wheels with said hubs.
05-02-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 995
Posted By smoothness

If you were able to use your levers in the past...

If you were able to use your levers in the past without a ferrule, it's most likely because the ends were properly "finished" with a bench grinder to be flat at the ends. If you don't have one, you...
04-26-20, 12:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,880
Posted By smoothness

This is unfortunately the problem that many...

This is unfortunately the problem that many people have to account for when trying to get a 700c onto a 27" cantilever frame. I have found that the brake posts are often too high relative to the...
04-25-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,880
Posted By smoothness

check if mini-v brakes will give you lower...

check if mini-v brakes will give you lower adjustment. I don't think you've got enough purchase on the rim with those jagwires at the lowest slot.
04-17-20, 01:56 PM
04-17-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By smoothness

I'm curious - was this sold as a specific stem +...

I'm curious - was this sold as a specific stem + bar + suede combo?
04-17-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 774
Posted By smoothness

If OP decides to take you up on the offer, I'll...

If OP decides to take you up on the offer, I'll donate an 8s compatible hub. I think I have a few extras.
04-10-20, 11:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By smoothness

i've got a set of OG deore, and a set of...

i've got a set of OG deore, and a set of specialized flag. i think 170 for deore, all sizes but 165 for the flag. lmk.
03-25-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,717
Posted By smoothness

A suggestion for those who wish to list multiple components:

Hopefully many of you are staying at home, especially those at risk to COVID-19. For those who have been deemed an essential service: please stay safe, and thank you for what you are doing.

Now...
02-05-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,564
Posted By smoothness

This might seem like a really dumb question, but...

This might seem like a really dumb question, but i've never been to Eroica. My apologies in advance. From my understanding, they're big about only allowing "period-correct" bicycles ride. Would such...
01-04-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,116
Posted By smoothness

Did you try bending it with sand? I've heard it...

Did you try bending it with sand? I've heard it works pretty well in supporting the walls while bending. I've only used such knowledge with copper pipes ;D.
12-31-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By smoothness

I've a Silca Impero that should be longer than...

I've a Silca Impero that should be longer than 18"; I haven't measured it. DM me if you're interested.
10-20-19, 12:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By smoothness

Thanks for measuring it for me! I keep...

Thanks for measuring it for me! I keep forgetting to measure it when i work on bicycles -_-;;. I've a striking suspicion that it's a bit short though.
10-19-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,794
Posted By smoothness

whoops - sorry about that. that's the right...

whoops - sorry about that. that's the right size. what size mixte would you be looking for?
10-18-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,817
Posted By smoothness

He's just not getting the "receptive" audience...

He's just not getting the "receptive" audience that he thought he was going to get. Cars are safer, more reliable, and last a hell of a lot longer. Bicycles companies have realized that only...
10-16-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,817
Posted By smoothness

You're most likely not the primary demographic of...

You're most likely not the primary demographic of any bicycle company at this point. Companies need to revamp their product lines, no matter how storied their past. Without moving forward with...
10-11-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By smoothness

I'll have to check the length as it's fairly...

I'll have to check the length as it's fairly short. what's the distance between the rail clamp and the minimum insertion line?
10-10-19, 01:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By smoothness

Cool. Let me know.

Cool. Let me know.
10-08-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By smoothness

More or less a month bump. Still looking for a...

More or less a month bump. Still looking for a 26.0mm seat post. Same parameters as first post. Up for trade: all the stuff I don't need, which includes stems, wheels, hubs, frames, et. al.
10-04-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,732
Posted By smoothness

Wera and other "nice" tool companies make Hex...

Wera and other "nice" tool companies make Hex keys with extra short "short" ends; they are invaluable in situations like these. I would also like to call out merziac for casually flashing a lined...
09-26-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 667
Posted By smoothness

I have a 115mm (measured 3 times) that's a bit...

I have a 115mm (measured 3 times) that's a bit different than the others - the clamp diameter is 27mm. According to Sheldon Brown (RIP), it's an obsolete standard called "Titan." You could use any...
09-23-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,212
Posted By smoothness

challenge accepted! the image is protected...

challenge accepted!

the image is protected by several "fake" layers; if you read through the page code (and know what to look for), you can find the original SRC link pretty quickly.

...
09-23-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,169
Posted By smoothness

A thing that many shade-tree bicycle mechanics...

A thing that many shade-tree bicycle mechanics tend to overlook.

When meeting people looking for new bicycles, I've found a very common issue is that they "don't feel right/don't like their...
09-15-19, 01:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 649
Posted By smoothness

had a pair donated recently. was very light and...

had a pair donated recently. was very light and interesting, but seems way too finicky for the average user. i think i took a good twenty second look at it and might have recycled it for one reason...
09-06-19, 11:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,276
Posted By smoothness

i posted this on the last thread of the person...

i posted this on the last thread of the person who had a selle anatomica for sale: caveat emptor: that adjuster bolt is pretty far out. the first generation of these saddles had a tendency to bend...
09-02-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By smoothness

WTB: 26.0 seatpost

Hello! As the title implies, I'm looking to barter/trade/buy a 26.0 seat post. I've exhausted local sources, and the only ones found have been boat anchors or unfitting for the frame. Ideally, the...
08-31-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5,596
Views: 588,931
Posted By smoothness

Mad, You're awesome. I've sent you a PM. ...

Mad,

You're awesome. I've sent you a PM.



Kuro,
I'm looking for a brake that looks like rear one pictured below. I realize that I could probably bang out the bolt and cable stop to switch...
08-29-19, 03:05 AM
Replies: 5,596
Views: 588,931
Posted By smoothness

ISO: Side-pull brake with the cable-stop and...

ISO: Side-pull brake with the cable-stop and fixing bolt reversed for a mixte frame ("upside down brake") Have: lots of stuff. Green paper.
07-15-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 31,027
Posted By smoothness

Those are Compass/René Herse Rat Trap Pass.

Those are Compass/René Herse Rat Trap Pass.
05-27-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 301,900
Posted By smoothness

Consider this a tasteful targeted advertisement: ...

Consider this a tasteful targeted advertisement:

If anyone is looking for a mtb frame to work on, I have a bunch of "nice" frames that need homes. Sizes range from 16.5" ctt to about 21",...
05-26-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 301,900
Posted By smoothness

The fork is made by Surly for their Troll frames....

The fork is made by Surly for their Troll frames. The bike shop accidentally ordered the one to replace a 120mm suspension fork, so now I have two of these with different axle to crown lengths. It...
04-24-19, 12:22 AM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 301,900
Posted By smoothness

What's the BCD of your rings and your preferred...

What's the BCD of your rings and your preferred crank length? Assuming you aren't running a 10s cassette, I might have a crankset in silver that I could send you. Playing with oven cleaner and harsh...
04-12-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By smoothness

Oury "Lock On" Grips - can you switch the rubber portion?

Has anyone tried to swap the grip portion to another color? I'm interested in buying a pair of black "lock on" grips, removing the black rubber, and installing my preferred color from a set of...
04-12-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,668
Posted By smoothness

never try to use the legs to twist the frame....

never try to use the legs to twist the frame. i've had to deal with this a lot, and using the fork blades as a point of contact for a breaker bar usually ends up with a bent fork. if you're going to...
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