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Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-16, 05:44 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 98,740
Posted By Scratcher09

519864 Subaru Baja worked well for me. I...

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Subaru Baja worked well for me. I built a locking rack in the bed.
05-30-15, 07:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,365
Posted By Scratcher09

2K Aero-Spray? Paints ? Aerosol Paints & Coatings...

2K Aero-Spray? Paints ? Aerosol Paints & Coatings - Eastwood (http://www.eastwood.com/paints/2k-aero-spray-paints.html)
05-29-15, 06:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,365
Posted By Scratcher09

I forgot to add that I spray a very light coat of...

I forgot to add that I spray a very light coat of spray adhesive to get the back of the paper tacky. I've used this method for years. If you print out the logo, it is easy to cut the printed logo...
05-29-15, 12:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,365
Posted By Scratcher09

Card stock is too thick. It will be difficult to...

Card stock is too thick. It will be difficult to cut and it will not easily conform to the round tubing of the frame. You can use light weight craft paper, typing paper, or even tracing paper as...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-15, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By Scratcher09

Thank you. That makes sense. Just trying to...

Thank you. That makes sense. Just trying to learn all I can about cycling as I go--this forum has been a big help.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-15, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By Scratcher09

Virtual size?

I recently saw an ad for an Orbea for sale and they listed the actual size as 54cm and the virtual size as 58cm. I'm not familiar with this "virtual" sizing. Can anyone explain?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-15, 03:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,494
Posted By Scratcher09

A 1983 Marathon I resurrected. ...

A 1983 Marathon I resurrected.
http://i983.photobucket.com/albums/ae315/Scratcher09/ebay/6E532CAE-9C59-429D-AC15-CA0602D66AEB.jpg
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Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-15, 03:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,046
Posted By Scratcher09

Ok, so some people do prefer to ride with a...

Ok, so some people do prefer to ride with a higher seat. I have only been riding about a year. And I suppose two reasons I prefer a lower seat are 1) I don't race 2) I'm kinda old. But now I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-15, 12:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,046
Posted By Scratcher09

I see a lot of pics of good looking bikes with...

I see a lot of pics of good looking bikes with the seat set way above the bars. I didn't think that many people actually rode like that but maybe I'm wrong. Is it common for riders to use such an...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-15, 12:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,046
Posted By Scratcher09

Posing your bike

Just curious. Why do many people raise the seat on their bikes when posing for a pic? It reminds me of the duck lips you often see in selfies.
04-15-15, 07:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,572
Posted By Scratcher09

Unrelated question: what is the triangular...

Unrelated question:

what is the triangular thing on the brake pads? (Shown in Lascouxcaveman's pic above.) I could not figure out the purpose they served and was going to discard them, but figured...
04-15-15, 07:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,572
Posted By Scratcher09

I've searched online and can't find those type of...

I've searched online and can't find those type of stops anywhere. I do like that design better than the clamp on style. I think I will try to make one. I have something in mind. Just gotta get it...
04-14-15, 11:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,572
Posted By Scratcher09

There was a Suntour cable stop near there but it...

There was a Suntour cable stop near there but it is the clamp on type.
04-14-15, 11:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,572
Posted By Scratcher09

http://i983.photobucket.com/albums/ae315/Scratcher...

http://i983.photobucket.com/albums/ae315/Scratcher09/ebay/1528522D-8730-4F85-809D-5DFE28179047.jpg
04-14-15, 10:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,572
Posted By Scratcher09

Raleigh threaded hole in underside of downtube

I am refurbishing a 1983 Raleigh Marathon. I discovered a threaded hole (like the ones for a water bottle cage) on the underside of the down tube. It is higher up that the ones for the cage. What...
03-09-15, 12:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,994
Posted By Scratcher09

Bwilli88, the 700x38 tires barely fit my Grand...

Bwilli88, the 700x38 tires barely fit my Grand Prix so you might want to verify what width will fit on your bike before purchasing.
03-08-15, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,994
Posted By Scratcher09

Yes, rear drive train is properly sorted. After...

Yes, rear drive train is properly sorted. After lubing cables everything is working fine. I will be replacing the cables and brake shoes (with koolstops). And I will be looking to upgrade the...
03-07-15, 11:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,994
Posted By Scratcher09

I am wondering how the wide tires will affect the...

I am wondering how the wide tires will affect the ride. I haven't seen many road bikes with 700X38 tires. I have yet to take it for a long ride. My other bikes have 23 and 25's.
03-07-15, 07:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,994
Posted By Scratcher09

New to me Raleigh Grand Prix

http://i983.photobucket.com/albums/ae315/Scratcher09/ebay/27C6F104-F746-4EA7-B408-62370E02A3DE.jpg

Just picked up this Raleigh Grand Prix. I believe it is a '77. It had sat for many years and...
03-03-15, 08:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,184
Posted By Scratcher09

Been working on cars and motorcycles for decades...

Been working on cars and motorcycles for decades and recently got into cycling. While putting together my first modern bike with sti shifters, I thought I could break down an Ultegra 9 speed shifter...
02-23-15, 10:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,588
Posted By Scratcher09

Nice work sloar. I'm curious, how does the...

Nice work sloar. I'm curious, how does the durability of the duplicolor lacquer compare to the 2 part automotive urethanes?
02-22-15, 11:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,588
Posted By Scratcher09

Repechage is correct that a detail g-n is better...

Repechage is correct that a detail g-n is better suited for bike frames.
02-22-15, 11:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,588
Posted By Scratcher09

The compressor has an air filter that needs to be...

The compressor has an air filter that needs to be replaced periodically and the tank needs moisture drained out the bottom.

Sand blasting guns guns are cheap. I have one from HF (blasting guns...
02-22-15, 10:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,588
Posted By Scratcher09

A moisture trap should be used to avoid...

A moisture trap should be used to avoid contamination in your finish
02-22-15, 10:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,588
Posted By Scratcher09

The knob on your compressor controls the...

The knob on your compressor controls the regulator. There are three adjustments on your g-n. The upper one adjusts the fan. The middle one adjusts the amount of material. And the lower one...
02-22-15, 12:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,588
Posted By Scratcher09

I said HF guns are poor quality. I have painted...

I said HF guns are poor quality. I have painted professionally and am glad to share my knowledge. The purpose of this forum is to share knowledge. If someone says they are happy with the...
02-21-15, 09:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,588
Posted By Scratcher09

Do not underestimate the value of proper prep...

Do not underestimate the value of proper prep work. And after putting all that time and effort into prep, it would be a shame to NOT finish it properly. Harbor fright guns are poor quality. I...
02-17-15, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 376,991
Posted By Scratcher09

I just made my '75 Motobecane a fixed speed. I'm...

I just made my '75 Motobecane a fixed speed. I'm not experienced with fixed speed but I'm liking it.

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02-10-15, 11:26 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 253,746
Posted By Scratcher09

Here's my '80 210. ...

Here's my '80 210.

http://i983.photobucket.com/albums/ae315/Scratcher09/ebay/DE8ABC16-99D2-4A12-B22F-52FF867F1D3A.jpg
02-10-15, 07:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,106
Posted By Scratcher09

Sound like a problem I experienced recently. ...

Sound like a problem I experienced recently. Turns out when I was installing my BB (octalink) the splines were not completely engaged so when I would put a large amount of pressure on the crank I...
01-17-15, 11:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,729
Posted By Scratcher09

I noticed above someone suggested using 400 grit...

I noticed above someone suggested using 400 grit sandpaper on the rims. That seems too aggressive to me. The 400 will leave grooves on surface. 800 or 1000 grit would seem to be more appropriate. ...
01-17-15, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 961
Posted By Scratcher09

If you use WD40, don't leave it in there because...

If you use WD40, don't leave it in there because it is a solvent and can damage plastic parts. It works well to break down old gummed up lube, but it should be rinsed. This procedure was relayed to...
01-12-15, 10:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 708
Posted By Scratcher09

Update: Homebrew01 is right. I had the...

Update:

Homebrew01 is right. I had the opportunity to ride my Miyata today and I can't feel any pulsating. It feels smooth.
01-10-15, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 708
Posted By Scratcher09

The high today is 34 degrees and wet so I have...

The high today is 34 degrees and wet so I have not rode it yet but I'm relieved that it is not a problem.
01-10-15, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 708
Posted By Scratcher09

7 speed freewheel undulating

I am installing some alloy wheels on my old Miyata in place of the steel wheels it came with. I bought them used at a bike swap meet. The rims are true, but when I spin the rear wheel I can see the...
01-10-15, 04:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,486
Posted By Scratcher09

I restore 70's and 80's motorcycles so I often...

I restore 70's and 80's motorcycles so I often run into frozen fasteners. Here are some things to try (usually in this order):

Allow PB Blaster to soak and tap with a hammer

Apply...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-15, 09:06 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 175,875
Posted By Scratcher09

This is my new (to me) '10 Racemaster. ...

This is my new (to me) '10 Racemaster.


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12-19-14, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 632
Posted By Scratcher09

Thank you for the quick replies.

Thank you for the quick replies.
12-19-14, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 632
Posted By Scratcher09

What brand is this?

Can anyone tell me what brand this logo is from?

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11-01-14, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,044
Posted By Scratcher09

I had purchased a harbor fright US cleaner and I...

I had purchased a harbor fright US cleaner and I used it twice before it burned out. My uncle who was a surgeon gave me a Peltsonic that he bought in the early eighties and used for years. There is...
10-30-14, 10:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,669
Posted By Scratcher09

I was was removing the crank arms to take...

I was was removing the crank arms to take pictures of the BB so I could post them. That's how I discovered the drive-side arm was not seated properly on the spindle. I took it for a short ride and...
10-30-14, 09:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,669
Posted By Scratcher09

Problem solved! I removed the crank and...

Problem solved! I removed the crank and discovered that I had installed the crank incorrectly. The splines on the spindle (octalink-V1) were not set into the splines on the crank. Now that the...
10-30-14, 08:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,669
Posted By Scratcher09

The BB is a Shimano BB-6500.

The BB is a Shimano BB-6500.
10-29-14, 09:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,669
Posted By Scratcher09

Sorry I took long to report back. I had an extra...

Sorry I took long to report back. I had an extra long day at work. I just got home and swapped pedals. The noise is still there. I take it this means the problem is in the BB. A few months ago...
10-28-14, 08:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,669
Posted By Scratcher09

The missing nut only secures the reflector and I...

The missing nut only secures the reflector and I don't believe that is the problem. The other pedal is not missing any nuts and it makes the same sound.
10-28-14, 08:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,669
Posted By Scratcher09

Pedal creaking

My pedals crack and creak when I put a lot of force on them. It is independent of the crank rotating. I can stand up while coasting and if I bounce to put force on the pedals it makes the cracking...
10-24-14, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,607
Posted By Scratcher09

The crank feels smooth. I think I can adjust the...

The crank feels smooth. I think I can adjust the shoes down another 3 or 4 mm--more if I pull out my dremel. Not planning on spending much on this bike. Tires, maybe rims, chain, cables, and kool...
10-24-14, 12:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,778
Posted By Scratcher09

I don't want to pick apart anyone else's...

I don't want to pick apart anyone else's contribution to this thread, and I don't want to jack it and turn it in to my own how-to thread either. For anyone wanting to paint at home it might be wise...
10-23-14, 11:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,778
Posted By Scratcher09

Beware: lots of misinformation in this thread.

Beware: lots of misinformation in this thread.
10-23-14, 08:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,607
Posted By Scratcher09

What size chain would be on this bike?

What size chain would be on this bike?
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