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09-07-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 491
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: 788
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 havenít needed them until recent years trying road...
09-04-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,253
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: 544
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: 343
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: 1,801
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: 1,911
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: 1,455
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: 544
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: 544
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: 5,595
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: 629
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: 5,595
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: 545
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: 2,996
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: 633
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: 78
Views: 3,701
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Spanky O'Ibis

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01-26-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,555
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Orvis 50A, purchased at their hq in 1983. Itís...

Orvis 50A, purchased at their hq in 1983. Itís 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: 3,264
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 havenít used the bottle in ages as I prefer a larger capacity bottle.
...
01-19-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,827
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: 1,827
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: 2,351
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: 2,251
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: 2,251
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: 1,654
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: 574
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: 1,159
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: 805
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: 2,154
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: 1,941
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.
...
10-31-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,351
Posted By 73StellaSX76

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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10-25-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Funny you should mention that, when I was running...

Funny you should mention that, when I was running 9 speed Ultegra I taped some shims that I carved out of 1Ē PVC pipe under the hoods to create that desired flat area. Helped the comfort level a lot...
10-22-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,671
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Thanks to both of you for the further information.

Thanks to both of you for the further information.
10-21-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,671
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Tires are Panaracer Col de la Vie 650B 26 x 1...

Tires are Panaracer Col de la Vie 650B 26 x 1 1/2 (40-584)
I don't remember where I found them.
10-21-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,671
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Not such a great shot but the best one I have on...

Not such a great shot but the best one I have on hand. Taken at a playground in Golden Gate Park. It has new tires & tubes, brake pads, pump, cables & housings, and sorta matching saddle bags. Other...
10-21-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,671
Posted By 73StellaSX76

I would say these and the pattern on my spoke...

I would say these and the pattern on my spoke heads are an exact match to the ones loosely identified by an "eight point star" about halfway down the Spoke Identification Chart that you provided a...
06-01-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,570
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Plenty of room both ends, Iíd want to maintain...

Plenty of room both ends, Iíd want to maintain weight balance so motor and some battery would go up front. The car weighs 1600 lbs so it could get by fine with minimal battery capacity.
05-31-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,570
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Here is mine of 30 years. I chose the color to be...

Here is mine of 30 years. I chose the color to be close to Emma's. Used to do the track days some. When this car is running right there is nothing else quite like it.
When I retire I'm thinking of...
Replies: 27
Views: 3,887
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Of the 20 - 30 Stellas Iíve seen over the years,...

Of the 20 - 30 Stellas Iíve seen over the years, in real life and pictures this is the first lugless Iíve seen, nor that color. Iím not questioning it, just interesting. Iím not an expert and donít...
04-10-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 22,193
Posted By 73StellaSX76

I want to echo this sentiment, if I read it...

I want to echo this sentiment, if I read it right. If I was told they were under budget constraints or wanted a higher amount to go to their charities or whatever, I would have prepared better and...
04-09-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,704
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Side fun fact: "horizontal dropouts" are not...

Side fun fact: "horizontal dropouts" are not strictly horizontal. Their angle is approximately parallel to the rear brake blocks so that as the axle position is varied fore and aft the blocks will...
04-02-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,832
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Fun '50s Stella catalog on ebay at the moment for...

Fun '50s Stella catalog on ebay at the moment for those interested....
03-26-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 806
Posted By 73StellaSX76

I wouldn’t take it apart now, but typically I...

I wouldn’t take it apart now, but typically I would check for or file a small chamfer break on the ID mouth of the tube for clearance in case there is any fillet radius on the headset.
03-12-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 732
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Service Eroica...

Service Eroica (https://connect.xfinity.com/appsuite/#)<service@eroica.cc> is the one I used, they were responsive.
03-12-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 732
Posted By 73StellaSX76

That's what I'm seeing, in a red box just under...

That's what I'm seeing, in a red box just under the route I chose. I'm expecting at some point they will link to the download module, just not yet. if it's not working within a week or so of the...
03-12-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 925
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Didn't Chris King, or someone similar, offer...

Didn't Chris King, or someone similar, offer extended headsets to address this kind of issue? Maybe that's what is installed here. If so, it should be a good solution if there was any distortion.
03-12-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 732
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Hey Dave, I went through the same thing a couple...

Hey Dave, I went through the same thing a couple weeks ago. Finally contacted them with my original reg. number and it was sorted out. I also needed to refresh my browser (log out, log in) as...
02-05-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 721
Posted By 73StellaSX76

I replaced the pivot pins on mine with brass...

I replaced the pivot pins on mine with brass sometime in the early 80s. But then I had access to a machine shop with a drawer full of reamers. Still, it's a pretty straightforward job even I could...
11-30-18, 10:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,297
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Some of the other Ibis creative names: i’ve had...

Some of the other Ibis creative names:
i’ve had a Spanky for 20 years now and still don’t know what to make of the name.
And there’s the Uncle Fester, Cousin It, Mai Tai (titanium); all tongue in...
11-23-18, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By 73StellaSX76

See if you can sneak a 3” length of housing liner...

See if you can sneak a 3” length of housing liner in there, then run the cable. It should extend the whole contact length. Put a shorter length the other side. You might lube with grease too. ...
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