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07-18-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 413
Posted By Ironfish653

I agree, you get better results if you’re...

I agree, you get better results if you’re covering a uniform surface, but these kinds of coatings are designed to cover things like damage and chips in the base surface.

If you’re using...
07-18-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 413
Posted By Ironfish653

I found that with the rubberized spray coatings...

I found that with the rubberized spray coatings like Plasti-dip, it’s best to build up at least three, if not four light coats, like 50% coverage, letting each one nearly dry, before going to...
07-14-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 929
Posted By Ironfish653

I usually always plan on replacing the “soft”...

I usually always plan on replacing the “soft” parts; tires and tubes and grips/tape. Fresh brake pads are cheap and easy to install and make a huge difference.

Definitely pack some fresh grease...
07-02-19, 12:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,313
Posted By Ironfish653

Pretty much this. My townie/path bike has a...

Pretty much this.

My townie/path bike has a kickstand and I usually don’t wear a helmet, except when I’m towing the tag-a-long.
The MTB, the commuter, and the “fast” road bike all get helmets.
06-25-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,430
Posted By Ironfish653

Full AC3 separation of my left shoulder. ...

Full AC3 separation of my left shoulder. Unreparable, without putting a handful of plates and screws into bones that weren't damaged. (Ortho's didn't want to do more damage drilingl on bones that...
06-25-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By Ironfish653

I'm with Retro Grouch on this one. I usually ...

I'm with Retro Grouch on this one. I usually buy components for the bike i have now, not for an as-yet unspecified bike I'll get some time in the future.

MTB's have gotten so specialized and...
06-24-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,251
Posted By Ironfish653

I must respectfully disagree. I've owned lots of...

I must respectfully disagree. I've owned lots of vintage bikes built for 27-in wheels, and usually if..................and I bet it will work just fine with the smaller wheels.

If you have any...
06-24-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,251
Posted By Ironfish653

You’re right. I found that 27x1” is still in...

You’re right. I found that 27x1” is still in production, too, just not easy to find.

My 27” bike has been retired from ‘serious ‘ road riding, and has become the townie/path bike, so 1-1/4’s fit...
06-24-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,121
Posted By Ironfish653

Hate to jump on the pile; I know it's the bike...

Hate to jump on the pile; I know it's the bike you've got but it's a poor choice for an upgrade.

If you want to play with fat tires and drop bars, that's cool, you could probably do it for about...
06-24-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,251
Posted By Ironfish653

They still make 'good' 27" wheels. Velomine...

They still make 'good' 27" wheels. Velomine (http://www.velomine.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&keyword=27%22) has Weinmann and SUN with 'classic' 90's-era box...
06-20-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,453
Posted By Ironfish653

I'm echoing everything that's been said before; ...

I'm echoing everything that's been said before; for $20, it's a pretty good tire.
They ride like a more expensive tire.
06-20-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By Ironfish653

I'd wait until I change the wheels before I...

I'd wait until I change the wheels before I upgrade the brakes. Rather than trying to find a brakeset that fits both the 27" wheels you have now, and an as-yet unspecified 700c wheel.

You can...
06-20-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By Ironfish653

It's a hitch for a trailer, likely one of the...

It's a hitch for a trailer, likely one of the lower-end from In-Step or Schwinn.
06-20-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,984
Posted By Ironfish653

Most likely some of both. Not everyone has the...

Most likely some of both. Not everyone has the same size / shape backside. Bike mfgrs know this, so they fit a saddle that should work for most of the typical riders (at that price point) Big...
06-19-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By Ironfish653

The bare crossbars will be quieter than bare...

The bare crossbars will be quieter than bare round bars. How much quieter depends a lot on what kind / number of attachments are on it, and where the towers sit on the roof in relation to the door...
06-19-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 841
Posted By Ironfish653

'90s MTBs are pretty tough. Unless you're doing...

'90s MTBs are pretty tough. Unless you're doing technical trail work, you're not going to overload anything.

Probably ok to start riding as-is, but wouldn't hurt to get it checked over. ...
06-17-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 959
Posted By Ironfish653

I ride a lot at night, both velo and moto, and...

I ride a lot at night, both velo and moto, and yellow / amber lenses are not bad, but I much prefer clear lenses after it gets dark. Everyone's eyes are a little different, so YMMV, but my vision...
06-17-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,321
Posted By Ironfish653

I like the plastic-bodied BMX pedals like the...

I like the plastic-bodied BMX pedals like the Animal 'Hamilton' or Odyssey 'Twisted'
Light-ish, decent grip, and serviceable bearings. You can find them all day long for $20, sometimes as low as...
06-17-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,040
Posted By Ironfish653

Anytime lubes, especially WD-40 comes up, things...

Anytime lubes, especially WD-40 comes up, things get in to the weeds pretty quickly.
WD-40 works well for cleaning stuff because it's a very thin oil, that's why it breaks up grease-buildup. It...
06-17-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By Ironfish653

Shimano makes 4 different roller 'drum' brakes...

Shimano makes 4 different roller 'drum' brakes for their Nexus and Alfine hubs, plus coaster brake versions, so i'd say, yes, there is some development going on.

As far as what companies like...
06-15-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,862
Posted By Ironfish653

Here you go: USA made, red, white and blue...

Here you go: USA made, red, white and blue graphics.
Although it may go past fetish, and straight to hard kinky.:lol:
Some of us are weird that way.
...
06-15-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,174
Posted By Ironfish653

As far as 'improvement' goes, a lot more depends...

As far as 'improvement' goes, a lot more depends on things like the rim profile and spoke count than just what the rims are made of.

If we ignore super-light climbing wheels and 60mm deep-dish...
06-14-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By Ironfish653

Here ya go: ...

Here ya go:

oval-concepts-r300-road-mtb-stem-120mm-31-8mm-6d-black (https://www.bikewagon.com/part/stems/threadless-stems/oval-concepts-r300-road-mtb-stem-120mm-31-8mm-6d-black)

Always...
06-14-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,413
Posted By Ironfish653

For 'flat' bars, i like a wide (600mm+), low bar...

For 'flat' bars, i like a wide (600mm+), low bar with a little bit of sweep (10-15*) I also like thicker, firm grips like old-school OURY's and gloves with little to no padding.
I tend to set up...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,381
Posted By Ironfish653

Pretty much all of this. '70s bikes are fun...

Pretty much all of this. '70s bikes are fun because they're stylish, and European marques have a certain panache that's missing from modern bikes. Maintaining a 40-year old bike isn't all that...
06-13-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,450
Posted By Ironfish653

You might be able to go the other way, with T45...

You might be able to go the other way, with T45 or T50 with 3 of the teeth cut out.
06-13-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,780
Posted By Ironfish653

Microshift makes inexpensive Shimano-compatible...

Microshift makes inexpensive Shimano-compatible shifters as well.

The 'Marvo' is their 9-sp flatbar shifter. Can be had with or without the indicator windows. The LT and XE versions seem to have...
06-13-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By Ironfish653

If you like the bike that much, then get it; ...

If you like the bike that much, then get it; Then you can spec your new wheels from the bike, as it sits in front of you, not just by guessing from the pictures of it.

Since the bike is a...
06-11-19, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By Ironfish653

As long as it fits between the cage plates, an...

As long as it fits between the cage plates, an 8-sp chain should go through a 10-sp RD without a problem, especially since you're using friction shifters.

I run a 9-sp chain and cassette with a...
06-11-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By Ironfish653

If you go to any major vendor, BikeTiresDirect...

If you go to any major vendor, BikeTiresDirect (https://www.biketiresdirect.com/search/slick-semi-slick-mtb-tires?st=1&cat=sl&fltr=3750&fcat=csl) is a good one, Look under the 26"...
06-11-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,299
Posted By Ironfish653

DK Iron Cross. Not only are the studs...

DK Iron Cross.

Not only are the studs sharp as hell, they're heavy enough to fracture your tibia.

Nothing like bike parts that seem to be actively designed to maim you.
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06-11-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 735
Posted By Ironfish653

If they hold air overnight, and arent showing any...

If they hold air overnight, and arent showing any splits or bulges, I'll ride an old set of tires.
I usually do on a new bike 'find' while I figure out what condition the rest of the bike is in...
06-11-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By Ironfish653

The best place to start would be the Softride...

The best place to start would be the Softride Bike Owners Facebook Group.

The members include a couple of former dealers, a factory engineer, and some guys who've been hoarding parts since before...
06-10-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 585
Posted By Ironfish653

Very much sucks. Especially if the pedals are...

Very much sucks. Especially if the pedals are (were) vintage Odyssey Shark Bites with purple ano'ed cages. :(
06-10-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,286
Posted By Ironfish653

I'm totally going to jump on the pile, and say...

I'm totally going to jump on the pile, and say that building your first bike from scratch, especially since it looks like your buying all new parts, at retail, will be a good way to spend $1000 to...
06-10-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,515
Posted By Ironfish653

Unless you remove the controls from the...

Unless you remove the controls from the handlebar, or otherwise disconnect the cables, you shouldn't have to 'fix' the shifting or brake cables.

A modern 'threadless' stem usually allows you to...
06-02-19, 01:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 993
Posted By Ironfish653

Do you understand what an aero base bar is? ...

Do you understand what an aero base bar is?

You use on your TT bike for a hand position for starting/sprinting, hard cornering, and to hang your brake levers. Pretty much what the drops on a drop...
05-21-19, 12:16 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 21,923
Posted By Ironfish653

[/QUOTE] Boutiqe builders vs mass...

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Boutiqe builders vs mass production.
‘Why does this old-fashioned lugged steel bike cost more than this one with big swoopy aluminum tubes?”

“Because steel is real, man” (strokes...
05-18-19, 11:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 954
Posted By Ironfish653

I’m not debating the levels of power required....

I’m not debating the levels of power required. I’m talking about the mechanics, which as you know, are crucial in weightlifting.
But we’re talking about cycling here, and the OPs description of a...
05-18-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 954
Posted By Ironfish653

I’d agree. And it appears to be an older MTB...

I’d agree. And it appears to be an older MTB ridden with the seat all the way down and back.
Based on his own description of his pedaling technique, ‘pushing against the seat with the hamstrings’....
05-15-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,848
Posted By Ironfish653

Actually, what's wrong is thinking that the OP...

Actually, what's wrong is thinking that the OP cares about proper fitting and power delivery.

OP rides a clunker, may not be aware that bikes come in sizes besides wheel diameter, thinks riding...
05-15-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By Ironfish653

As a general rule, most road brake levers (and...

As a general rule, most road brake levers (and STI's) can operate most typical caliper brakes.
Whether a brake will work on bike has not to do with the brake levers, but the frame measurements.
...
05-14-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By Ironfish653

Seven-speed is right out, as others have pointed...

Seven-speed is right out, as others have pointed out, since a 7-speed freewheel won't fit in the space that the 5-speed does. You might be able to get a 6-speed in there, which is common, since a...
05-14-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By Ironfish653

29'er wheels are the same ERD as 700c road...

29'er wheels are the same ERD as 700c road wheels, so '700c' road or hybrid tires would work.
ALEX list the rim as a 19mm width, so you could concievably go as small as a 28mm road tire.

I'd...
05-14-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,872
Posted By Ironfish653

larsbb Good for you for seeing the build through...

larsbb Good for you for seeing the build through to a completed bike!

You have 10 posts now, so you have to post a picture of the bike, or it doesn't exist! :thumb:


Sorry for the push-back,...
05-14-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,895
Posted By Ironfish653

[/QUOTE] You know what takes the wind out of...

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You know what takes the wind out of a bully? Ignoring them.

I don't have the want or need to exert my right to have the world conform to the way i think it should be to everyone I...
05-13-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,680
Posted By Ironfish653

I make use of these for most of my cycling and...

I make use of these for most of my cycling and non cycling glasses needs. Go to a Power Equipment Dealer (like the kind that services landscapers / contractors)

You can find Z87 -rated...
05-13-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,848
Posted By Ironfish653

Was this the same seatpost from this thread? ...

Was this the same seatpost from this thread?

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1170533-why-does-my-seat-post-keep-coming-loose.html

Congratulations, you found out why, and why the...
05-13-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,254
Posted By Ironfish653

Bikes these days have gotten very specialized. ...

Bikes these days have gotten very specialized. There is literally a bike for any type of riding you can think of. That, plus the massive amount of information available on the internet can lead to...
05-13-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 17,991
Posted By Ironfish653

[/QUOTE] :lol: Haven't had that frame in...

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:lol:
Haven't had that frame in ~20 years. (Cracked chainstay)

Kept the fork for several years tho, a Paioli with gorgeous gold anodized legs and a purple ano Booster bridge. Had a...
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