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09-25-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 930
Posted By rosefarts

A bigger concern for pro's than me. Correct but...

A bigger concern for pro's than me. Correct but not too consequential for downhill coasting.
09-25-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 930
Posted By rosefarts

Not cheap but I would consider this if I got a...

Not cheap but I would consider this if I got a new bike.

-i prefer Ergo above all other options. I have barend shifters on my current gravel bike but this is awesome.
-i ride 40 x 11-42....
09-24-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,688
Posted By rosefarts

I had a pair come apart and took them to the...

I had a pair come apart and took them to the local cobbler. For $5 he glued them, looked like Barge Cement to me. It held up for one ride.

I went nuclear on them, a vinyl/leather/plastic flexible...
09-24-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By rosefarts

I've got an Ideale Record Type 80 in nearly...

I've got an Ideale Record Type 80 in nearly perfect shape. French, tensioned, way more vintage looking than yours.

Make me a fair offer and it's yours.
09-23-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By rosefarts

Yes. I only have one bike with hydro's but...

Yes.

I only have one bike with hydro's but I've heard this for years.

I'm sure some brands are more affected than others but you're on the right track.

I use the same upside-down hooks but...
09-23-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By rosefarts

Knee bummer

A confluence of particularly good circumstances with a big clunky monkey wrench thrown in for this upcoming weekend.

My wife is having a girls trip into the mountains. Mother in law has both...
09-22-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 865
Posted By rosefarts

My first was a mixture of DA and Ultegra for 9...

My first was a mixture of DA and Ultegra for 9 speed. I later got a bike with full 10 speed DA. I still think my Campy Chorus 10 speed is smoother.

I actually really like my 6 speed group.
...
09-21-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 504
Posted By rosefarts

Clearly 4 or more cm too large. I'd have gotten...

Clearly 4 or more cm too large. I'd have gotten it anyway.

Well done.
09-21-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,560
Posted By rosefarts

I've gotten several things from them. Always been...

I've gotten several things from them. Always been totally satisfied with prices and speed considering where it's shipped from.

I did order a plastic frame pump peg from an eBay store a month and a...
09-21-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 610
Posted By rosefarts

Is Bob Roll the John Long of cycling or is John...

Is Bob Roll the John Long of cycling or is John Long the Bob Roll of climbing?

I'd love to get those two together with an open bar tab.
09-21-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 623
Posted By rosefarts

I have a super long black Bontrager SSR seatpost....

I have a super long black Bontrager SSR seatpost. Two bolt clamp.

Postage and it's yours.

Confirmed to fit an Ironman.

Since you are a little shy on workshop, give me a length estimate and...
09-20-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By rosefarts

My wife is and inch or two shorter than your...

My wife is and inch or two shorter than your daughter.

The bike you are describing is not a true 42. It's some sort of compact geometry and is most likely rides like a 50cm or so.

This is...
09-20-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 623
Posted By rosefarts

Interesting. There are totally signatures here. I...

Interesting. There are totally signatures here. I just always use my phone, and they aren't included on the mobile site.
09-20-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By rosefarts

I figured as much was available somewhere. ...

I figured as much was available somewhere.

3M sticky spray would have been my choice under the tape.

I've been wanting to teach myself how to do the fancy diamond wrap, mosaic or whatever it's...
09-20-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 623
Posted By rosefarts

It's really too bad this forum doesn't do...

It's really too bad this forum doesn't do signatures. This is brilliant!
09-20-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,825
Posted By rosefarts

Probably thought steel meant indestructible. ...

Probably thought steel meant indestructible.

​​​​​​On aluminum and carbon fiber, damage is fairly easy to do, so they have a protocol for it. On steel, they probably think everything is a 1993...
09-20-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,825
Posted By rosefarts

No question to me that those dents were caused by...

No question to me that those dents were caused by clamping pressure. From a stand most likely. Possibly a car rack or some storage device but I've never seen one like that.

Bring it back and line...
09-20-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 623
Posted By rosefarts

Fwiw, a 27.2 fits fine in my wife's Centurion...

Fwiw, a 27.2 fits fine in my wife's Centurion Ironman.

When I got it, the post was frozen into the frame. I got it out with some help of a bench vise. After that, I loosely wrapped some 120grit...
09-20-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 510
Posted By rosefarts

Road, mountain, gravel, and vintage. I...

Road, mountain, gravel, and vintage.

I don't want a tt bike these days. Not fast enough to justify one.

I do want more mountain bikes to mess around with. High end vintage (anodized every...
09-20-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 443
Posted By rosefarts

Lots of stuff just a little better than I could...

Lots of stuff just a little better than I could piece together myself at the hardware store. Pretty much the same price as diy, I'll definitely keep this vendor in mind.
09-19-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By rosefarts

I don't have much to go on. Looks like shellacked...

I don't have much to go on. Looks like shellacked bar tape. Barend shifters. Kinda cool paint, similar to my Spectrum. She's asking $150, which actually feels like a lot for something I don't need,...
09-19-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,260
Posted By rosefarts

I used to be a pedi-cab driver, so entire...

I used to be a pedi-cab driver, so entire bachelorette party, drunk dudes, homeless guy, state senator, strippers, etc.

As a kid, I'd ride, clubs and all to golf course. I did that kinda a lot....
09-19-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By rosefarts

Gerber bikes?

I may have a chance to get one, cheap.

Barend shifters. Looks great from the single pic. Early 80s if I had to guess. Looks kinda cool.

Is it worth the space in my (rather small) garage?
09-18-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 919
Posted By rosefarts

Nine of my bikes are compatible with each other....

Nine of my bikes are compatible with each other. If my gravel and road bikes could switch wheels, that'd be great. In practice though, it's never been an issue.

I wouldn't get two bikes that are...
09-14-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 179
Posted By rosefarts

Funny, I also have a Silca from around the same...

Funny, I also have a Silca from around the same time, custom painted for the bike it came with. I weighs half what the Zefal does and works better. Due to the friggin Tom Kellogg paint job on it, I...
09-14-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,615
Posted By rosefarts

When gravel biking started looking interesting to...

When gravel biking started looking interesting to me, I got Schwalbe Pro One's in 28. On Stan's Alpha 340s, they measure 30. If anyone is paying attention, nothing about that setup is gravel. It's...
09-14-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 824
Posted By rosefarts

I ride an old Voodoo Wazoo that's basically...

I ride an old Voodoo Wazoo that's basically gravel before it was a thing. It's not appreciably different than a modern canti and QR gravel bike.

My experience and gut tell me to tell you to get...
09-14-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 229
Posted By rosefarts

Duuude! You can't ask about shifting problems...

Duuude! You can't ask about shifting problems without first replacing the 20 year old housing.

On the new stuff, check that it has no sharp bends and the plastic liner isn't all smooshed.
09-14-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 179
Posted By rosefarts

Yep. So is it unchanged? Does the new kit work on...

Yep. So is it unchanged? Does the new kit work on a 1987 model? I don't think a new one would push more air. It's only the head I'm worried about. $11 vs $42
09-14-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,319
Posted By rosefarts

I use 12-30 on a compact and have certainly run...

I use 12-30 on a compact and have certainly run out of gears on the super steep stuff. If your derailleur can swing 11-36 or 40, you still might not be spinning but it'd be a lot better.
09-14-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 179
Posted By rosefarts

Zefal Hpx head rebuild.

I've got an Hpx from the 80s. For the life of me, I can't get it to stay on a valve more than a couple pumps.

I got this thing a few months ago basically unused since the 80s. A little lube on the...
09-14-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 229
Posted By rosefarts

Define friction free? It should be silky smooth. ...

Define friction free? It should be silky smooth.

The problem you have described is textbook cable friction. Kink in either or both of the cable or housing. Frayed cable. Something on the rear...
09-14-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 760
Posted By rosefarts

Loose bearings are available in almost any...

Loose bearings are available in almost any hardware and auto parts store. I'd imagine that Canada is the same.

Most shops have a decent selection of caged and cartridge bearings. Not for display...
09-14-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 760
Posted By rosefarts

I do a bit of refurbs myself. I don't...

I do a bit of refurbs myself.

I don't consider it sacrilege to outright replace wear items. Especially since I probably spend more on beer or coffee while thinking about my solutions.

Asking on...
09-14-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 760
Posted By rosefarts

Bearings are super cheap. It would have been a...

Bearings are super cheap. It would have been a great idea to replace them even without messing about with mild acid

Acetic acid is good for dying easter eggs and killing c-diff. It's not a...
09-14-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 545
Posted By rosefarts

You don't have a choice. The vise method...

You don't have a choice. The vise method described works. The breaker bar method can work but it's really hard, bashes knuckles, and breaks tools. No pressure goes into the hub, unless you mean spoke...
09-14-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 454
Posted By rosefarts

I've got some nice thick gray/blue grease from...

I've got some nice thick gray/blue grease from the auto store that works great. I only use it in big areas because I don't have a gun for it.

Pedro's in a gun for more exact greasing.

I used to...
09-14-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 545
Posted By rosefarts

I have a buddy kinda like you. Will machine...

I have a buddy kinda like you.

Will machine a tool to the thousandths just because he can. Will mill a new bolt to avoid another trip to the store. It's an art and I'm jealous.

Did it work?
09-13-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,615
Posted By rosefarts

Geez, I was planning to say the same thing.

Geez, I was planning to say the same thing.
09-13-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,615
Posted By rosefarts

I have a fast and light (for steel) road bike. ...

I have a fast and light (for steel) road bike. With 28's can handle a dirt road here or there to connect paved routes.

I have a modern mountain bike ideally suited for long xx, like IMBA Epic...
09-13-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By rosefarts

I've actually had great luck with plain old slime...

I've actually had great luck with plain old slime set up tubeless. It takes a lot to work but it does work pretty well.
09-13-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,615
Posted By rosefarts

I kind of understand the OP. It's slower and...

I kind of understand the OP.

It's slower and kinda boring, in a lot of places.

Flat roads that go for miles without changing much doesn't sound fun. It's not fun on pavement and it's not fun...
09-13-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 371
Posted By rosefarts

The deraileur is indexed? Not the shifter? That's...

The deraileur is indexed? Not the shifter? That's like the coolest thing I've heard in a while.

Too bad it doesn't work super well. Out of the box thinking for sure.

Does it have a switch like...
09-13-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 371
Posted By rosefarts

I wish I could help you with the 7300. I would...

I wish I could help you with the 7300. I would love to have an AX group on a bike but haven't come across one yet.

My 7400 stuff adjusts just like any modern non electric. From pics, that AX stuff...
09-13-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 371
Posted By rosefarts

It's supposed to work just fine. Mine are dead...

It's supposed to work just fine. Mine are dead symmetrical, so I can't envision it changing anything I I do flip them. I have the fortune of a very lightly used bike from the UG era, that I only put...
09-13-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9,246
Views: 892,602
Posted By rosefarts

Canklecat, it's Celeste bar tape. When I first...

Canklecat, it's Celeste bar tape. When I first wrapped it I wasn't sure but now that I've got the rotten white hoods off and the new black hoods on, I like the look.

For STI, I'd go all in. New...
09-13-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,499
Posted By rosefarts

My 1985-6 Spectrum was pretty close. Bought...

My 1985-6 Spectrum was pretty close.

Bought by a friend of my dad's who wasn't a cyclist but liked nice things. Ridden under 500 miles by my estimate. Left to sit in a basement for the next 35...
09-12-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9,246
Views: 892,602
Posted By rosefarts

4'9" and this is the 700c front and back version....

4'9" and this is the 700c front and back version. It's a tad big. I think it would be perfect for 5'1" and I'm sure the assym wheel version for a little shorter, with very very limited options for...
09-12-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 440
Posted By rosefarts

I had a picture fall off the wall and hit me in...

I had a picture fall off the wall and hit me in my sleep once. It hurt.

Just something to think about.

Beautiful park pizza cutter replica. You've got to pad it and yourself and try to ride it...
09-11-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9,246
Views: 892,602
Posted By rosefarts

Finally had a short window between work, weather,...

Finally had a short window between work, weather, and smoke to get the new old bike out. Just a short test ride but it was good.

It fits as well as her other bike, too big but she's used to that....
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