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12-05-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 604
Posted By delbiker1

Today, I feel just as safe wearing the 14 year...

Today, I feel just as safe wearing the 14 year old helmet as I would using a new one from the "latest" technology. IMO, most so called advances/upgrades in this type of equipment is about timing and...
12-04-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 604
Posted By delbiker1

I am one that never bought into that idea. As...

I am one that never bought into that idea. As stated above, why would styrofoam and plastic break down that quickly on a helmet when it takes forever in a landfill. I have a Giro, still in use, that...
Forum: Introductions
12-04-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 60
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome to BikeForums. C & V forum is a real...

Welcome to BikeForums. C & V forum is a real popular one. Incredible amount of knowledge, members willing to share, and pictures of some truly awesome bicycles.
12-03-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By delbiker1

It is on the heavy side but it is going to get...

It is on the heavy side but it is going to get banged around some. Durability, I suspect, is going to be a plus. Ability to put racks on front or back also a plus.
12-03-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,006
Posted By delbiker1

I got a free frame and fork, Fuji Ace, from...

I got a free frame and fork, Fuji Ace, from cyclingfool95. I acquired a cheap Scattante bike, with Sora components, that I scavenged the components from and installed on the Fuji. For minimal cost I...
12-03-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 259
Posted By delbiker1

Cheez, there are some really good videos for bike...

Cheez, there are some really good videos for bike repair available online. Parktools.com has some really good ones. Youtube has a plethora of them, some good some not.www. RJ the bike guy.com has his...
12-03-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 259
Posted By delbiker1

I do not know what kind of handlebar stem you...

I do not know what kind of handlebar stem you have, but quill stems, like the one in the picture, generally have a bolt, top of the shaft, that extends through the shaft and down into the headtube,...
12-03-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 259
Posted By delbiker1

An addendum to observations: accept that you have...

An addendum to observations: accept that you have limitations due to lack of experience and you do not have to do everything yourself, it is OK to get help or have an experienced person do things...
12-03-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 259
Posted By delbiker1

I started learning and doing the...

I started learning and doing the maintenance/mechanical work on my bikes close to 2 years ago. I had done basic maintenance, like cleaning and lubing, but that is all. I bought a set of tools and...
12-02-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By delbiker1

It is 9 speed for now. I have RD set so that the...

It is 9 speed for now. I have RD set so that the chain will not jump onto the small cog. I am not sure about the triple. I am going to keep it for now and get some miles on it. I would like to get a...
12-01-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By delbiker1

Building up free Fuji FF

I was given a Fuji Ace frame/fork a few months ago from a BF member, Cyclingfool95. I also acquired, for cheap, a Scattante bike that has Sora components. I stripped everything off the Scattante and...
12-01-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,493
Posted By delbiker1

I definitely use stripper. Well ventilated to the...

I definitely use stripper. Well ventilated to the max. I stripped a Fuji Ace last weekend. Coated it with stripped and left it in my enclosed back porch with all windows open. Direct sunlight there...
12-01-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 53,094
Views: 7,286,309
Posted By delbiker1

Quote: "This is a dream bike for any cyclist......

Quote: "This is a dream bike for any cyclist... if interested please contact. See pics bike is in brand new condition with less than 300 miles. Complete Record Groupo including wheels/Hubs."

WOW!...
Replies: 38
Views: 3,505
Posted By delbiker1

Thanks MH, good luck with the sale. I will keep...

Thanks MH, good luck with the sale. I will keep it in mind if I hear or know of anyone looking. I am well and have been working on a Fuji Ace frame that was given to me by a BF member. I have built...
11-29-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 24,784
Views: 2,356,466
Posted By delbiker1

Actually did two rides today. Had a meeting to...

Actually did two rides today. Had a meeting to attend this morning at 8:00, so I left the house about 7:30 for 6.5 miles. A bit chilly, mid 30s with NW wind 10 to 12 mph. Went out again midday to do...
11-29-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,335
Posted By delbiker1

Hope it has all worked out for you. I would not...

Hope it has all worked out for you. I would not have felt comfortable with that fork, ever. Nice job on the boss repair.
Forum: Introductions
11-28-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 400
Posted By delbiker1

Glad to have you join BikeForums. Your...

Glad to have you join BikeForums. Your explanation of how you steer with your shoulders led me to think of a recumbent with stick steer. Lo and behold, curbtender already posted a picture of that set...
Forum: Introductions
11-26-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 76
Posted By delbiker1

Glad to have you join BikeForums. I get more from...

Glad to have you join BikeForums. I get more from bicycling than any other activity in my life. I became a member of BF a couple of years ago and it has truly increased my enjoyment and knowledge of...
11-26-19, 04:11 AM
Forum: Introductions
11-26-19, 04:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 118
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome, good to see someone from Chicago. I am...

Welcome, good to see someone from Chicago. I am from Rockford but have lived in Delaware for more than 40 years. A lot to do and see in Chi-town.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,825
Posted By delbiker1

How many miles on that cassette and the old...

How many miles on that cassette and the old chain. It sure sounds like the cogs are not matching up with the new chain. Not unusual it they had a lot of miles.
11-24-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 712
Posted By delbiker1

The NDS crank is closer to the BB shell and the...

The NDS crank is closer to the BB shell and the chainstay. However, I believe the clearance is wide enough to not be an issue. At the BB shell, the clearance is 6.3mm. At the pedal end of the NDS...
11-23-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 712
Posted By delbiker1

Update/Success

I received the 5500 BB, 68 1.37x24, with a length of 109.5. Also the 2.5 spacer for the drive side of the BB cup. It all worked out well. The clearance between the small ring and the chainstay is now...
Forum: Introductions
11-23-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome to BikeForums. I live in south-coastal...

Welcome to BikeForums. I live in south-coastal Delaware and am considering relocating. Southern Tennessee is one of the areas I am interested in. What part of Tennessee do you live in and for how...
11-23-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By delbiker1

Whenever I am doing physical activity in cold...

Whenever I am doing physical activity in cold temperatures, upon going indoors to warm temperatures, my body and brain go into a sort of shut down mode. Fatigue sets in quickly and if I sit or lie...
11-23-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,055
Posted By delbiker1

I have a few different brands of running hats...

I have a few different brands of running hats with thin polyester material. They fit under a helmet very well and sweat evaporates much better than cotton hats. When it is cold/windy, I were a...
Forum: Introductions
11-22-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 147
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome, it is indeed a bargain. I have learned...

Welcome, it is indeed a bargain. I have learned so much and received so much pleasure from these Forums. Members are generally very helpful when someone posts a question about mechanics, fit, value,...
11-22-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By delbiker1

BB UN 40 compatible

I have another project I started on and today was finally able to get the BB-UN40 out of the shell. PB blaster did the trick. It is 68 1.37-24 with a length of 113. The only BB 40 replacement I...
Forum: Introductions
11-18-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome to BikeForums. Not much to go on to...

Welcome to BikeForums. Not much to go on to recommend a bike. However, for me, I would probably looking for a cross-country or what is now called a gravel bike. I prefer drop type handlebars over the...
11-18-19, 04:02 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 8,674
Posted By delbiker1

Do not panic, stay loose, tuck in towards the...

Do not panic, stay loose, tuck in towards the torso and roll with the fall.
11-16-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2,547
Views: 199,264
Posted By delbiker1

I have been doing some general maintenance on a...

I have been doing some general maintenance on a couple of bikes. What I have been doing mostly, that is bike related; organizing my tools, supplies, etc. In general, getting my bike room set up in a...
Forum: Introductions
11-16-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By delbiker1

Glad to see you on BF. Enjoy and be safe out...

Glad to see you on BF. Enjoy and be safe out there.
11-15-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,189
Posted By delbiker1

I bought one bike from Ebay and it is a terrific...

I bought one bike from Ebay and it is a terrific bike. No one else was bidding on the bike and there was no reserve, so the price was low. The seller did a very job of packing it. We had excellent...
11-15-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 262
Posted By delbiker1

Yes, what I need is the self extracting...

Yes, what I need is the self extracting bolts/caps for 6500/7700 crankset. I do not need the BB you have. Thanks much for the offer. If you find the bolts I am looking for, let me know. Your help is...
11-15-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 610
Posted By delbiker1

Very nice idea/solution.

Very nice idea/solution.
11-15-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 262
Posted By delbiker1

Aerogut, If Fraba declines, I could use the...

Aerogut, If Fraba declines, I could use the bolts, hopefully with the washers and caps. Thanks
11-15-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 712
Posted By delbiker1

update

I re-installed the 6500 BB and crankset. The BB is OK but not great. I now have clearance of 1.6 mm between the small ring, 38T, and the chainstay. I calculated a chain line of 41.35. By those...
11-13-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,698
Posted By delbiker1

Feel free to state your case and leave it at...

Feel free to state your case and leave it at that. The only person that can determine STFU is you.
11-13-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 474
Posted By delbiker1

The frame itself is quite a piece of work, but...

The frame itself is quite a piece of work, but the colors and quality of the repaint, just my opinion, not so good.
11-13-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,531
Posted By delbiker1

I misspoke, I meant the travel of the levers...

I misspoke, I meant the travel of the levers themselves. Even between 9 sp and 10 sp I can feel the difference. Honestly, for me, if it was less costly, I would change to brifters and more modern...
Forum: Introductions
11-13-19, 03:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome to the world of bicycles. You can learn a...

Welcome to the world of bicycles. You can learn a lot from the members of the Forums. Learning the mechanics can be frustrating, but very rewarding. Gotta have good tools.
11-12-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,531
Posted By delbiker1

I am using 105 DT shift levers and rear...

I am using 105 DT shift levers and rear derailleur, 6 speed but using friction mode, with a 6600 10 speed cassette, 12-27. It shifts great. I like the short travel for the gear changes. If the gear...
11-12-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 10,415
Posted By delbiker1

Where I live, If I did not ride on the roads I...

Where I live, If I did not ride on the roads I would have no way to ride unless I took my bike in the car to ride where I could not go more than 5 or 6 without riding the same place repetitively. I...
11-12-19, 03:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By delbiker1

I cannot remember the model name. I looked at the...

I cannot remember the model name. I looked at the jacket and it does not have the name on it. I usually cut tags off. Mine is a bright blue, mildly shiny, and is perforated in the lower back. IIRC,...
11-11-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By delbiker1

I have a Giro that is just a windblocker, no...

I have a Giro that is just a windblocker, no insulation. It has some looseness to it but not so much that is flaps around. I use it quite often.
11-11-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1,879
Views: 499,765
Posted By delbiker1

Very nice frames and this one is in great shape....

Very nice frames and this one is in great shape. I have owned one for 27 years.
11-11-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 637
Posted By delbiker1

They are not cheap, but real silk base layers are...

They are not cheap, but real silk base layers are great. Terramar makes base layers with "silk like synthetics" that are reasonably priced and work well. Sierra Trading Post usually has a good...
11-11-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 712
Posted By delbiker1

38 T is the smallest ring for 130 bcd and that is...

38 T is the smallest ring for 130 bcd and that is what I have on the 7700. I did not even think of checking the reach on the front derailleur. I will check it but am pretty sure it will be ok since I...
11-11-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 262
Posted By delbiker1

I was just doing a search for Shimano BBs. The...

I was just doing a search for Shimano BBs. The 5500 x 68 English 109.5, new is on ebay for $41 and change....
11-11-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 712
Posted By delbiker1

I pulled the BB from the Poprad today.,...

I pulled the BB from the Poprad today., BB-6500/68/BC 1.37 x 24 with a length of 109.5. I have done a couple of searches and the only other size I find with 68 English is with a spindle length of...
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