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03-05-21, 09:23 PM
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Posted By 73StellaSX76

Hey Matt, nice pic, looks like you have miles to...

Hey Matt, nice pic, looks like you have miles to go and the sun is setting.
I recently fitted a Redshift suspension stem to my gravel bike. It makes a world of difference to me on steep rocky,...
03-01-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 496
Posted By 73StellaSX76

If you want to maintain more of the integrity of...

If you want to maintain more of the integrity of the yoke see if you can drill or dremel an aligned hole through instead of a slot. Form and smooth it with a needle file.
02-22-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Check out the pjamm cycling website, I love this...

Check out the pjamm cycling website, I love this resource for hill climb info. Find the California map and zoom in on your area of interest....
02-18-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,069
Posted By 73StellaSX76

It did lower and it shifts...

It did lower and it shifts fine.https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/53b39526_4839_4f8f_8899_962badc18e3f_e346c4c0dfcfe0141d06c8164646e552404c4526.jpeg
02-15-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,069
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Apologies, I assumed it is a cx bike and thought...

Apologies, I assumed it is a cx bike and thought most came with 110bcd compact. Never mind.
02-15-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,069
Posted By 73StellaSX76

I just fitted a 46/30t bikingreen chainring set...

I just fitted a 46/30t bikingreen chainring set (look on eBay, about $85) on my compact crank for lower gearing. It uses proprietary rings. The quality is good, they pedal and shift smoothly. I do...
02-07-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,340
Posted By 73StellaSX76

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Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,903
Posted By 73StellaSX76

I moved away from Velox rim strips on my mountain...

I moved away from Velox rim strips on my mountain bikes in the 90s when I observed they appeared to retain moisture for a long time, like weeks. i used to do a lot of wet mtb rides in the Winter. ...
02-03-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Small clue, but there is an “L” and an “R”...

Small clue, but there is an “L” and an “R” stamped into the ends of the spindles, indicating side position and inch threading. Was this practice more common to one age or region?
edit: I see now...
01-18-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,308
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Hey Dave, my experience mimics this. When I...

Hey Dave, my experience mimics this. When I started riding a wrapped drop bars bike c.1975 I wrapped top down. A helpful mechanic at the lbs suggested bottom up to fix the tape edge rolling issue I...
01-14-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,284
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Miles From Nowhere. a very fun read with a sad...

Miles From Nowhere. a very fun read with a sad epilogue. https://www.amazon.com/Miles-Nowhere-Round-Bicycle-Adventure/dp/0898861098

runner up : Bicycling Science....
01-04-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 620
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Anodizing will not degrade over time. It can be...

Anodizing will not degrade over time. It can be wear through if in sufficient contact with other parts. Anodizing is non-conductive where the aluminum below is. Take a continuity meter (DVM) and...
12-27-20, 12:02 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,968
Posted By 73StellaSX76

I’m really enjoying following this thread, fine...

I’m really enjoying following this thread, fine workmanship indeed on all counts. I was not aware of faux lugs before, learn something new every day. I think I would have tried canti stud bases...
12-25-20, 01:36 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,383
Posted By 73StellaSX76

They are very versatile. I’ve done a number of...

They are very versatile. I’ve done a number of tours loading my tent in one front pannier and sleeping bag in the other. This frees up the rear panniers for the heavy gear. When not touring a...
12-18-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,309
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Practice, practice, practice. And don’t...

Practice, practice, practice. And don’t overthink it much.

On a related note, has anyone ever had to replace a down tube shift cable? My Stella has some 20-30k miles and still has its original...
12-13-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,440
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Here’s a set I made a few years ago after seeing...

Here’s a set I made a few years ago after seeing Gevenalle’s offerings. On theirs the levers generally aim down and the housings aim upward. On mine these are both reversed. I attached a machined...
12-13-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,865
Posted By 73StellaSX76

There is no sign of crack recurrence on either...

There is no sign of crack recurrence on either side of mine, but I have only put 300-400 miles on them since the rework, including the 2019 Eroica. In my opinion if you can confirm you have ground...
12-06-20, 11:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,087
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Good tip akin to the freewheel removal safety...

Good tip akin to the freewheel removal safety method. Just an FYI, I think Park replaced the BBT-2 with the BBT-22 to accommodate the larger Octalink spindle diameter when they came out. I remember...
11-07-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,037
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Thanks for this info. I suppose the prudent...

Thanks for this info. I suppose the prudent thing would be to install a known compatible bb. Time to go out and re-find out the thread size. Part of me wants to find an old TA or Stronglight crank...
11-07-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,037
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Any educated opinions on whether the Sun XCD...

Any educated opinions on whether the Sun XCD crank arms would work well with a Campy NR bottom bracket? I’m getting to the point of considering a compact crank for the Stella’s 52/42 NR and this...
09-07-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 713
Posted By 73StellaSX76

I had no idea bar tape is typically twill, so...

I had no idea bar tape is typically twill, so thanks for this info. I suspect a twill Is preferred as it is more forgiving and would conform to the hooks and top bends better than a straight weave. ...
09-05-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,541
Posted By 73StellaSX76

I made these in 1982. Used stainless steel and...

I made these in 1982. Used stainless steel and polished the working surfaces. I soon put them away in preference to tool-free tire changes and haven’t needed them until recent years trying road...
09-04-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,910
Posted By 73StellaSX76

If it’s a quick removal in the garage I hang the...

If it’s a quick removal in the garage I hang the nose of the saddle over a roof beam, otherwise it’s in the stand. May seem obvious but out on the road be sure to lay the bike down drive side up.
07-15-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 700
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Can you put one or two or however many washers...

Can you put one or two or however many washers are needed under the screw head to keep it from bottoming?
06-30-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By 73StellaSX76

I used salmon Kool Stops for 3-4 years on old...

I used salmon Kool Stops for 3-4 years on old rims with good braking and no squeal. After I fitted new rims the same pads created loud squealing. I removed the pads and made three saw cuts across...
05-18-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,142
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Does it have to be for a bike? I made one for my...

Does it have to be for a bike? I made one for my stitch and glue kayak. It's actually under the gf epoxy. If any of you are looking for a SIP project this kayak was one of the funnest things I've...
05-18-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,650
Posted By 73StellaSX76

I just re-rimmed a set of wheels with Sum m13ii...

I just re-rimmed a set of wheels with Sum m13ii rims. Build went well and they’ve held up straight. They really look the part but I had to wrap cloth on the ceiling hooks that I hang the bike from....
05-18-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,860
Posted By 73StellaSX76

As a reference shot, I removed these rings from a...

As a reference shot, I removed these rings from a Campy NR crank on a used bike I bought in 1977. I swapped the rings partly because they are well worn and partly because I wanted to go back to...
05-08-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Oh, and I saw that rhino guy while I was driving...

Oh, and I saw that rhino guy while I was driving further up the coast by Arcata. That was a sight!
05-08-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By 73StellaSX76

That first photo reminded me of the top of Santa...

That first photo reminded me of the top of Santa Rita Pass on the 2017 Eroica California ride. We waited 10-15 minutes for the "herd" to pass.
...
04-06-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,251
Posted By 73StellaSX76

From the website: ...

From the website:
https://www.openspace.org/content/novel-coronavirus-updates

”At this time, preserve access is for hiking and walking only, leave bicycles and horses at home. We ask for your...
04-03-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By 73StellaSX76

I shifted a Shimano 10 speed derailleur and...

I shifted a Shimano 10 speed derailleur and cassette with Suntour friction down tube shifters on a SOMA Double Cross Disc. It took most all the available travel of the shifter, but it did shift. ...
04-03-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,251
Posted By 73StellaSX76

I think they are counting on the majority to...

I think they are counting on the majority to observe the spirit of the rule. I agree 5.2 miles isn’t going to make any difference, and it’s hard to see the harm in a run out to the coast. It’s also...
04-01-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 601
Posted By 73StellaSX76

We in San Mateo County in the SF Bay Area were...

We in San Mateo County in the SF Bay Area were just imposed with a 5 miles radius from home limit for outdoor recreation. Fortunately, I have some hills nearby and a couple dirt parks still open...
04-01-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,248
Posted By 73StellaSX76

If possible, spend some time with your dad,...

If possible, spend some time with your dad, remotely if necessary, and write down some of his memories of these bikes. It will serve a couple purposes: you’ll share some memories with him and also...
03-30-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 687
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Can you drill a small hole thru the outer body...

Can you drill a small hole thru the outer body aligned with one end, then use a pin to push the end inward?
03-17-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,245
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Spanky O'Ibis

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01-26-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,222
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Orvis 50A, purchased at their hq in 1983. It’s...

Orvis 50A, purchased at their hq in 1983. It’s made in Italy. Very light, very simple. I added the silicone o-ring to hold the line end.
...
01-20-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,524
Posted By 73StellaSX76

For reference here is a Blackburn bottle holder I...

For reference here is a Blackburn bottle holder I fitted c.1978 along with a Specialized bottle of around the same time. I haven’t used the bottle in ages as I prefer a larger capacity bottle.
...
01-19-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,161
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Ah, thanks, thought I was seeing things.

Ah, thanks, thought I was seeing things.
01-19-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,161
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Something of a tangent off your query, but can I...

Something of a tangent off your query, but can I ask what is going on with the front brake cable routing on the red bike in post #4 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4)...
01-01-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,661
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Maybe someone already suggested this but look...

Maybe someone already suggested this but look closely at the top front mounting on that orange Spin bike pictured above and you’ll see a rack mount integrated with the seat post clamp. Problem...
01-01-20, 01:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,542
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Hey Gugie, a small correction: I wasn’t your...

Hey Gugie, a small correction: I wasn’t your guest rider mentioned in post #36 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=36) . I only rode the first day. I’m only a fair...
12-21-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,542
Posted By 73StellaSX76

I’d like to join your ride for part of the first...

I’d like to join your ride for part of the first leg, turning back with Dave before Tamales, if that’s OK. I haven’t ridden the R-SR Bridge yet so that would be a treat. I need to put some miles on...
12-09-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,965
Posted By 73StellaSX76

I ran a c.1985 400 for about 10 years as an...

I ran a c.1985 400 for about 10 years as an everyday bike, commuter, single speed, and finally geared off road bike. The limitation I ran into on tire size was clearance to the underside of the...
12-09-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 651
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Take a 5/16” rod and hack saw a slit an inch or...

Take a 5/16” rod and hack saw a slit an inch or two long down one end. Spring each side of the slit so it will bridge the threaded hole size. Use a tube with a 5/16”+ hole to collapse these spring...
12-04-19, 12:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,427
Posted By 73StellaSX76

I’d not seen one of these before either. Thanks...

I’d not seen one of these before either. Thanks for posting.

Some XT mtb cassettes have extended heads on the rivets which hold the large cogs onto the aluminum carrier. The extended heads keep...
11-17-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 882
Posted By 73StellaSX76

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Here is a set I made mounts for after I saw the...
11-09-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,430
Posted By 73StellaSX76

I rode a couple segments of the Peninsula...

I rode a couple segments of the Peninsula 35/Skyline Rd today as part of a loop through Pescadero, albeit on a more modern bike. I PRd from KMR to 92 it was such a calm and beautiful day. Much of...
11-04-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,119
Posted By 73StellaSX76

How 'bout matching blue o-rings for the brake...

How 'bout matching blue o-rings for the brake adjusters? Molded out of blue Santoprene c. 1985.
...
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