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09-19-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By cxwrench

Funny how that happens on a derailleur spec'd for...

Funny how that happens on a derailleur spec'd for a 36.
09-19-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Throw that thing my way. It still has useful...

Throw that thing my way. It still has useful parts for the next screw up. Andy
09-18-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 262
Posted By msu2001la

How much room do you have around the current...

How much room do you have around the current tires, and what kind are they?
Not all tires are true to the labeled size, so it depends. Knowing your current tire clearance with 25mm installed will...
09-14-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 296
Posted By jadocs

That bolt looks like it's been really wrenched...

That bolt looks like it's been really wrenched on. Loosen your stem first in case the cap has been wrenched on against the stem.
09-13-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,559
Posted By aclinjury

you're in Newport Beach? there ain't any gravel...

you're in Newport Beach? there ain't any gravel roads here
09-13-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 433
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Most any grease & occasional service is good. I...

Most any grease & occasional service is good.
I used to use boat trailer wheel bearing grease until it occurred to me that I don't ride in the rain.
Synthetic since.
09-11-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 189
Posted By fietsbob

I bought a BBB BHP 21, the 1" quill 9/8" OD...

I bought a BBB BHP 21, the 1" quill 9/8" OD steerer for threadless forks.
& a couple packs of Cane Creek's Interlocking Polycarbonate plastic spacers
to bring this stem up significantly.....
09-09-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By carlosponti

airplane :P

airplane :P
09-04-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,424
Posted By woodcraft

For that you need one that says 'hockey pucking'.

For that you need one that says 'hockey pucking'.
09-03-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 397
Posted By tkamd73

Just buy the one on eBay and install it,...

Just buy the one on eBay and install it, simplest, and cheapest solution.
Tim
09-03-20, 03:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 462
Posted By JoeTBM

I use a thin pick (scratch awl) to clear the hole...

I use a thin pick (scratch awl) to clear the hole and insure roundness of the housing, my favorite tool for this is the straight pick from a cheap set sold by harbor freight. The 90 degree angle one...
09-01-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 462
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

To the length- I'd try routing the cable on the...

To the length- I'd try routing the cable on the LH side of the HT.
To the rough pull- Check the very ends of the casing for any burrs due to poor cutting. I like to file/grind brake casing flat so...
09-01-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 726
Posted By Kapusta

Sort of. I prefer prime-numbered cogs, and they...

Sort of. I prefer prime-numbered cogs, and they are all odd.
08-30-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,333
Posted By gthomson

Will agree with most of the other posts here that...

Will agree with most of the other posts here that I ride to avoid medical conditions that come with getting older but I also happen to love riding. That being said, I do get a bit complacent with...
08-29-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 592
Posted By cyccommute

I donít agree. This one is a 1998 Moots with an...

I donít agree. This one is a 1998 Moots with an early 2000s Fox Float RLC

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50026420642_1457f07f00_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jdEtXQ)Untitled...
08-29-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,060
Posted By trailangel

Puffier tire on the front

Puffier tire on the front
08-28-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

It's pretty common for the drive side arm to be ...

It's pretty common for the drive side arm to be offset further from the frame's center due to the rings needing their own stay clearances. or to achieve chain line with really wide rear triangles....
08-27-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 688
Posted By shelbyfv

Why be vindictive? Just tell her it's over....

Why be vindictive? Just tell her it's over....
08-25-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,899
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I've used them. I like them. The rims did not...

I've used them. I like them. The rims did not have a label saying "for drum brakes only".
08-25-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,483
Posted By JohnDThompson

Toeclips and slotted cleats.

Toeclips and slotted cleats.
08-23-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By SVTNate

If you're buying, it's an "old bike" If...

If you're buying, it's an "old bike"

If you're selling, it's "vintage"

If you ever wanted to know the difference between a fiddle and a violin.... well, it's the same as the difference between...
08-22-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By Unca_Sam

analretentive, Shimano is a rare corporation...

analretentive,

Shimano is a rare corporation in that they have an online catalog of specifications and installation manuals for as far back as I cared to look. If you know the part number for the...
08-22-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,069
Posted By Maelochs

A new bike will always make you ride faster .... ...

A new bike will always make you ride faster .... because your wallet will be lighter. ( < rimshot >)
08-21-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,279
Posted By Phil_gretz

I'm willing to accept the OP's argument that evil...

I'm willing to accept the OP's argument that evil advertising can mesmerize Americans into buying crap.

As exhibit A, I introduce the Fiat 500.

[mic drop]
08-21-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 542
Posted By shelbyfv

I don't think I've seen anything like what you...

I don't think I've seen anything like what you are proposing with the Scott. Post pics if you go that way. Why limit yourself to two poor choices?:foo:
08-20-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I'll add that a 7-spd freehub body will limit...

I'll add that a 7-spd freehub body will limit future options. Not a bad thing but perhaps regretted in a few years... Andy
08-20-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I ran half step plus granny for years on a self...

I ran half step plus granny for years on a self modified Campy NR crank. Of course the middle was a 42 and the 86mm granny (Stronglight) granny was the minimum 28T. No ramps or pins of that stuff and...
08-20-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,719
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

I don't, but sometimes I hold my breath when...

I don't, but sometimes I hold my breath when passing someone walking or using a blower (the worst)
08-19-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,577
Posted By fietsbob

You Run out of Paved road , riding your bike.. ...

You Run out of Paved road , riding your bike..

Probably quieter, cars took over the highways. you're on a farm road.
08-19-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,279
Posted By Maelochs

He is arguing that he liked being young, and...

He is arguing that he liked being young, and things have changed, so rather than accepting that he is old now, he has decided to attack everything which has changed since he was young and "happy."
...
08-19-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,899
Posted By billridesbikes

This is wrong, there is no unequal forces on some...

This is wrong, there is no unequal forces on some spokes and not others. For a rim brake under hard braking, say 400N applied by the brake shoes you have a rearward force of 200N pushing the rear of...
08-19-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,279
Posted By Koyote

“And one more thing: you kids get off of my lawn!”

“And one more thing: you kids get off of my lawn!”
08-18-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,513
Posted By GlennR

I ride 150 miles a week and still weigh the same...

I ride 150 miles a week and still weigh the same as I did 6 months ago.

Diet is the only way.
08-17-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,205
Posted By 79pmooney

Some of us are born climbers. Some of us stand...

Some of us are born climbers. Some of us stand simply because it is the best/most enjoyable way to go up hills. I have liked standing on climbs since I first got toeclips 55 years ago. That turned...
08-16-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,943
Posted By livedarklions

That's where the adjectives come in.

That's where the adjectives come in.
08-16-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,932
Posted By sheddle

A lot of them were literally just Miyatas. I...

A lot of them were literally just Miyatas. I think in certain years the Specialissima is effectively a rebadged Miyata 1000 which would sell for twice the price with different stickers.
08-16-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Yes- 3/8" and 9.5mm are interchangeable. Get a...

Yes- 3/8" and 9.5mm are interchangeable.
Get a longer axle, it's ok if some stick out past the axle nuts.
Any axle can bend. Especially axles in a freewheel hub as the bearing load points are not...
08-14-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,126
Posted By DMC707

3 days of only having access to the "Politics &...

3 days of only having access to the "Politics & Religion" subforum should do it !:crash:
08-13-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,126
Posted By DMC707

HUZZAH !!!!! 17 year old thread! This...

HUZZAH !!!!! 17 year old thread! This has to be the oldest zombie thread ive seen yet !
08-12-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By bwilli88

I am using both 105 and Ultegra GS rear...

I am using both 105 and Ultegra GS rear derailleurs with 10 speed brifters and 11x36 on 3 different bikes....
08-12-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,539
Posted By flacplnj

I think that it might be a more prudent question...

I think that it might be a more prudent question to ask your doctor. I personally would be inclined to trust my medical professionals opinion over someones opinion on a forum. Again IMO.
08-10-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,190
Posted By shelbyfv

Probably be a bunch of Harleys for sale in about...

Probably be a bunch of Harleys for sale in about a month and a half. If you want something to ride in the interim.
08-09-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 818
Posted By Mountain Mitch

So, was the bike ok? For most guys I know...

So, was the bike ok?

For most guys I know that ride bikes like that, their first thought if they fall is: “I hope the bike’s ok!”. So, no, you are just a normal cyclist.
08-09-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,115
Posted By DaveSSS

The big ring is used until the next to largest...

The big ring is used until the next to largest sprocket is used. If you need a lower/slower gear change to the little ring, usually followed by shifting 1 to 3 sprockets smaller. I always shift 2...
08-04-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,180
Posted By dedhed

Pull the wheel and measure the dropout spacing....

Pull the wheel and measure the dropout spacing. Treks of that era were often spaced at 128 to allow both 6 and 7 speed drivetrains in the same frame.
I wouldn't be surprised if you find 128 and can...
08-04-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,514
Posted By aclinjury

this thread should be entitlted: "what's the...

this thread should be entitlted:
"what's the perfect UTILITARIAN wheelset"
08-04-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By Kevin stafford

A good way to use a 10 speed Shimano clutch...

A good way to use a 10 speed Shimano clutch derailleur for a 9 speed cassette is to use it with a SRAM 9 speed shifter, I have this on one of my bikes running an 11-40 9 speed, shifts perfectly, no...
08-02-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 626
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Road & mountain FDER's/shifters don't match. As...

Road & mountain FDER's/shifters don't match.
As mentioned you can get the Claris FB shifters OR change the FDER to a mountain (Acera/Altus?) type if you are going to use mountain shifters.
Rear...
07-30-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,807
Posted By shelbyfv

My position on this hasn't changed since last...

My position on this hasn't changed since last week:thumb:
07-28-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 472
Posted By Iride01

There are several common methods to let you gauge...

There are several common methods to let you gauge where to break the chain. Some better than others depending on what specific rear derailleur you have and whether 1x, 2x or 3x front.

I'd...
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