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07-18-21, 06:39 PM
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Posted By Ghazmh

That is Professional Grade.

That is Professional Grade.
07-14-21, 04:01 PM
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Views: 2,659
Posted By Pianoboy57

I think the OP should go for it. Its fun to...

I think the OP should go for it. Its fun to build up stuff from misc. parts.
My Denali was a garage sale parts bike that I used to make into a singlespeed/fixie. A friend had given an SS/FG...
07-07-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,659
Posted By Phil_gretz

I don't know what the definition of lightweight...

I don't know what the definition of lightweight is. For a road bike, it may be this:

- during the bike boom of the 70s, anything below 21 lbs or so was considered light. These were the best...
07-07-21, 01:55 AM
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Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Same components, just different tires, stem...

Same components, just different tires, stem shifters, and interruptor brake levers. They have mtb gearing, so if you want a sealed bb it needs a mtb width one
07-05-21, 03:55 PM
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Posted By wolfchild

You should remove all the GMC Denali decals and...

You should remove all the GMC Denali decals and stickers before upgrading.
07-05-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 69
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Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Bruh, I weigh over 200lbs and had 23s on my...

Bruh, I weigh over 200lbs and had 23s on my Roadtech. Eff them, I'll be a Kent Paria with you. I traded my friend a trek hybrid for his Denali, to reclaim the greatness of my Roadtech. I need to...
07-05-21, 03:02 PM
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Posted By Jax Rhapsody

The frames are sturdy and modernish, aero-ish(ish...

The frames are sturdy and modernish, aero-ish(ish because the Huffy Aerowind did it first), and honestly; I love the way they look. Say what you want, but my Roadtech was awesome.
07-05-21, 02:55 PM
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Posted By Jax Rhapsody

wrong... the frame alone is like 8lbs.

wrong... the frame alone is like 8lbs.
07-05-21, 10:02 AM
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Posted By 2old

I get it! Fun exercise and very inexpensive if...

I get it! Fun exercise and very inexpensive if you have the time and most of the parts available. Not too unlike my 1985 Mt Fuji, a decent bike which was ridden to death back then, but at eight...
07-04-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 69
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Posted By jaxgtr

meh... a turd is still a turd, but, if you have...

meh... a turd is still a turd, but, if you have the parts to do it, why not.
06-19-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By Pratt

My system for grading repairs/chores: Any...

My system for grading repairs/chores:
Any injuries?
Anything broken?
a) On original chore?
b) On unrelated item?
How many trips back to workshop, store, etc.?
06-19-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By ThermionicScott

Boy, isn't that the truth. Before my ride...

Boy, isn't that the truth. Before my ride yesterday, I planned to just replace my chain and adjust my headset. Took the chain off and threw it away only to realize I didn't have a new one in that...
06-18-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By dedhed

More importantly, in the present times, he...

More importantly, in the present times, he actually now HAS parts, rather than "out of stock"
06-18-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 223
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Posted By indyfabz

Amen! I am one of those people who would...

Amen!

I am one of those people who would rather spend my time learning and doing things other than working on my bikes. I love to cook and do a lot, yet I know educated, well off people who can...
06-18-21, 10:48 AM
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Posted By GBK233

And many are just damned lazy and/or ignorant….to...

And many are just damned lazy and/or ignorant….to become self sufficient. IMO the vast majority, don’t make a conscious/fiscal decision to pay to have their bike fixed….they just don’t know how…and...
06-17-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 223
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Posted By Bill in VA

Yet BF is filled with complaints about presta...

Yet BF is filled with complaints about presta valves vs. schrader valves, broken valves, and pumping technique, etc. Never assume anything is easy. Some people are masters at creating disasters.
...
06-16-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 223
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Posted By Phil_gretz

Did you price out the cost of a truing stand and...

Did you price out the cost of a truing stand and a decent spoke wrench? Just wondering how you evaluated your options.

The simplest option, of course, is to true the wheel in situ. That's how we...
06-16-21, 07:23 AM
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Posted By Mark Dominck

Don't be afraid of these kid mechanics, they're...

Don't be afraid of these kid mechanics, they're going to replace us old guys and most of them are pretty sharp. They learn and grow up fast, I see it happening all around me in all jobs not just bike...
06-16-21, 07:18 AM
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Posted By Mark Dominck

Back in the day? Heck I've been fixing my own for...

Back in the day? Heck I've been fixing my own for ever, If you want to ride you need to learn how to fix it, that's why we have a tool bag under the seat. Same goes for your car, amazing what you can...
06-16-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 11,269
Posted By Milton Keynes

I've been learning how to work on my own bikes,...

I've been learning how to work on my own bikes, because while I have two bike shops in my area, one is 30 minutes away by car and the other is 45 minutes in another direction. I wouldn't mind taking...
06-15-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 11,269
Posted By Rolla

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06-15-21, 07:46 PM
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Posted By Chuck M

I'm finding all the places around here that sell...

I'm finding all the places around here that sell bike parts have whippersnappers working there. And a whippersnapper at one of them told me "there is no such thing as 27 inch wheels, they are...
06-15-21, 05:03 PM
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Posted By GlennR

The shop I deal with has 2 mechanics. One is the...

The shop I deal with has 2 mechanics. One is the manager and been in the business for 25+ years. The other is in his late 60s and has been in the business longer than dirt.

Now the new Trek store...
06-15-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 11,269
Posted By Flatforkcrown

What’s wrong with buying a used part and...

What’s wrong with buying a used part and installing it yourself?
06-15-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 11,269
Posted By gringomojado

Back in the day, we fixed our own bikes, and...

Back in the day, we fixed our own bikes, and cars. Neither was too complicated, and were more reliable!
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06-14-21, 11:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By SurferRosa

I bought a bike once from a sketchy guy and his...

I bought a bike once from a sketchy guy and his pal for $60. Lots of rust and the fork was badly bent. They snickered as I walked away. But the Suntour Cyclone rear derailleur alone was worth the...
06-09-21, 03:03 PM
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Views: 900
Posted By lexus1995

Looks classy :P

Looks classy :P
06-09-21, 01:49 PM
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Views: 900
Posted By tendency

I've done this a number of times and now achieve...

I've done this a number of times and now achieve results that rival the best professional paint jobs I've seen (not to toot my horn too much! :) ). It does take practice. You'll probably wreck the...
06-09-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,093
Posted By cbrstar

I bought a vintage BMX where the previous owner...

I bought a vintage BMX where the previous owner couldn't get the old stem out and cut it off like this. I had to take it to a mechanics shop and they used a hydraulic press to get it out.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-09-21, 04:47 AM
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Posted By KPacenti

Try Silent Cycles in Chattanooga, TN. ...

Try Silent Cycles in Chattanooga, TN.
info@silentcycles.com

Not sure if they are still building...
06-08-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,093
Posted By dedhed

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06-08-21, 05:28 PM
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Views: 2,093
Posted By Gresp15C

Oddly enough I'm surprised that a painted stem...

Oddly enough I'm surprised that a painted stem would corrode to the point of seizing. I'd almost place my bets on the stem being slightly oversized, and "persuaded" into the steering tube.

I'm...
06-08-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,093
Posted By dedhed

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Fortunately had enough thread to install the new one but told him it was the...
06-08-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,093
Posted By JohnDThompson

A stuck stem will continue to perform its...

A stuck stem will continue to perform its function. It's only if you want to remove it that it becomes an issue.
06-08-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 53
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Posted By Bill in VA

A man of honesty. Been there done that with...

A man of honesty.

Been there done that with a French BB for cottered cranks. Not sure which bugged me the most, the BB issues or the PITA cotters. I succeeded with the BB after using ever swear...
06-08-21, 01:39 PM
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Posted By JohnDThompson

Or poor maintenance.

Or poor maintenance.
06-08-21, 12:52 PM
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Views: 2,093
Posted By Korina

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06-08-21, 09:40 AM
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Views: 2,093
Posted By mstateglfr

What moving or bolted parts dont have the...

What moving or bolted parts dont have the potential to seize up from corrosion though? Hubs, bottom bracket, chain, m5 mounting bolts, etc all can seize up from corrosion.
06-07-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,093
Posted By dedhed

Easy part's done. Now you have to get the stub...

Easy part's done. Now you have to get the stub out of the steerer.
06-07-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,093
Posted By rsbob

The winner and still champion!

The winner and still champion!
06-05-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 883
Posted By dedhed

I'll assume he means a roadlink to run a larger...

I'll assume he means a roadlink to run a larger cassette as is often the case on 1X

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06-05-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,733
Posted By gearbasher

I have JOSEPH'S LAW: If absolutely nothing can...

I have JOSEPH'S LAW: If absolutely nothing can go wrong, something will go wrong.
Glass half full or half empty? I don't even have a glass.
06-05-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,336
Posted By base2

There is a lot more to that story. IIRC in excess...

There is a lot more to that story. IIRC in excess of 80,000 flight cycles, & the epoxy they used to bond the panels never actually bonded because the mechanics that installed it were in a hurry. Had...
06-05-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,336
Posted By Cougrrcj

AND pressurized aircraft like airliners have a...

AND pressurized aircraft like airliners have a limited lifetime measured in pressurization cycles, not flight hours or any such calendar time. Every flight leg (takeoff/landing) counts against the...
06-04-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,336
Posted By BlazingPedals

Looks like an upgrade to me. All materials can...

Looks like an upgrade to me. All materials can fail; I've seen chromo forks fail, too, without warning. I replaced an aluminum fork with a carbon one 5 years ago and it's been a great choice. I agree...
06-04-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,336
Posted By mstateglfr

Cycling abuse or extra abuse(dropping it, running...

Cycling abuse or extra abuse(dropping it, running into it with a car in the garage, etc)?
With regard to cycling, carbon fiber can absolutely stand up to the same abuse overall.

I dont consider...
06-04-21, 01:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,336
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

The one that broke on me, was my Mongoose XR250,...

The one that broke on me, was my Mongoose XR250, but I had the seatpost too high and it broke under the clamp. The two steel frames was a Lotus Pegasus and a Scwinn Probe. One broke the seat tube at...
06-03-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 476
Posted By Broctoon

Seems like you have a good plan. I have not used...

Seems like you have a good plan. I have not used evapo-rust, but I've had good luck with vinegar or naval jelly. (The latter is thick so only works well for exterior surfaces.)

Whatever you use,...
06-02-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 988
Posted By VicBC_Biker

I guess I'm lucky. Where I live, a bike left...

I guess I'm lucky. Where I live, a bike left outside would be stolen right away and be 'off to a new home' !
06-02-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,733
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