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10-15-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By Homebrew01

I thought the same thing.

I thought the same thing.
10-15-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,523
Posted By Homebrew01

OK, that was fun. Closed

OK, that was fun.
Closed
10-15-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,373
Posted By Homebrew01

Does your bike have "Indexed" shifting, where the...

Does your bike have "Indexed" shifting, where the shifter "Clicks" for each gear ?
Or is it "Friction" shifting, where you have to find each gear by "feel" ?
10-15-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,373
Posted By Homebrew01

The teeth are intentionally twisted to improve...

The teeth are intentionally twisted to improve shifting.
Yes, stick with a 7 speed chain.
Get the range of gearing you need, not based on looks.

Yes, my crankset is an older Campagnolo model...
10-15-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By Homebrew01

Same here. Unless suspension is really needed, it...

Same here. Unless suspension is really needed, it just adds weight, complexity & uses more energy.

For a given price, the expense put into suspension, means something else was compromised.
Forum: Introductions
10-13-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By Homebrew01

You could put on smooth, skinnier tires. That...

You could put on smooth, skinnier tires.
That won't help the engine though. :D
10-12-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,523
Posted By Homebrew01

Square taper works just fine. :50:

Square taper works just fine.
:50:
10-11-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,365
Posted By Homebrew01

To look for a tight link. Pedal by hand backwards...

To look for a tight link. Pedal by hand backwards slowly.
Watch each link closely as it goes over the cog and through the pulleys.
If there's a tight link, you may notice it acting slightly...
10-11-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,373
Posted By Homebrew01

I have had no problems with KMC chains. Buy a...

I have had no problems with KMC chains.
Buy a 7-8 speed chain and then ride.

If you want to upgrade to 10-11-12 speed, that's a different discussion.
10-11-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By Homebrew01

As Retrogrouch suggested, the cogs on wheel #1...

As Retrogrouch suggested, the cogs on wheel #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) will probably not be the exact distance from the frame, compared to wheel #2...
10-11-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,953
Posted By Homebrew01

Closed by request.

Closed by request.
10-11-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,373
Posted By Homebrew01

Get a good quality 7 or 8 speed chain. An 11...

Get a good quality 7 or 8 speed chain.
An 11 speed chain may work, but I don't see how it would be better.

Keep your chain lubricated to prevent rust.
10-10-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 622
Posted By Homebrew01

With the right clothing, you can ride in cold(er)...

With the right clothing, you can ride in cold(er) weather. Some cheap gloves, a few layers of clothing, maybe a thin hat under your helmet.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 500
Posted By Homebrew01

Ooops, I was thinking about a trainer, not...

Ooops, I was thinking about a trainer, not rollers.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 500
Posted By Homebrew01

Coast ?? Just stop pedaling. Why do you care if...

Coast ??
Just stop pedaling. Why do you care if the wheel's turning ?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,530
Posted By Homebrew01

Use them the other 364 days of the year.

Use them the other 364 days of the year.
Forum: Foo
10-08-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 604
Posted By Homebrew01

Closed

Closed
10-08-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 731
Posted By Homebrew01

The frame looks like every other low level, road...

The frame looks like every other low level, road frame. A notch or 2 above department store.
Could have been done as a joke, but selling it that way is wrong.
10-08-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 731
Posted By Homebrew01

Blatant fraud by the seller.

Blatant fraud by the seller.
Forum: Introductions
10-08-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By Homebrew01

Welcome back. Solid fork is simpler, lighter, and...

Welcome back. Solid fork is simpler, lighter, and uses less energy. best choice unless going over very difficult terrain.

Visit the hybrid sub-forum.
https://www.bikeforums.net/hybrid-bicycles/
Forum: Introductions
10-08-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 172
Posted By Homebrew01

Hi Scott, Welcome to Bike Forums

Hi Scott, Welcome to Bike Forums
Forum: Introductions
10-07-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
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Views: 116
Posted By Homebrew01

Welcome to B.F. You might like the MTB...

Welcome to B.F.

You might like the MTB sub-forum.
https://www.bikeforums.net/mountain-biking/
Forum: Introductions
10-07-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By Homebrew01

Welcome to Bike Forums. Your question might be...

Welcome to Bike Forums.
Your question might be best asked in the Mechanics forum, or in the forum that matches the style of bike, such as Mountain Bike.

You could reach the magical 10 posts by...
Forum: Introductions
10-07-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By Homebrew01

You could reach the magical 10 posts by welcoming...

You could reach the magical 10 posts by welcoming new members, and participating in a few other threads of interest.

https://www.bikeforums.net/introductions/

What type of bike is it ?? I...
Forum: Introductions
10-07-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 56
Posted By Homebrew01

Welcome to BF. Plenty of sub-forums for you to...

Welcome to BF. Plenty of sub-forums for you to browse.
10-07-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 731
Posted By Homebrew01

You could reach the magical 10 posts by welcoming...

You could reach the magical 10 posts by welcoming new members, and participating in a few other threads of interest.

https://www.bikeforums.net/introductions/
Forum: Foo
10-03-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By Homebrew01

Amazing to me how any comic strip writers can...

Amazing to me how any comic strip writers can think up so much material.
I would be finished after a week.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,203
Posted By Homebrew01

It's not winter yet.

It's not winter yet.
10-02-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 508
Posted By Homebrew01

Don't cut the steerer tube until you have ridden...

Don't cut the steerer tube until you have ridden it for a bit, and are SURE of where you want the stem.
If it's ridiculously long, you could trim some off, but be sure to leave enough for adjustment...
10-01-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 730
Posted By Homebrew01

Does it depend on the shifters ? I'm using...

Does it depend on the shifters ? I'm using 2009/2010 Centaur. The last year of the multi-shift before "Powershift"

OP is using Record, not sure what year.
10-01-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 730
Posted By Homebrew01

Maybe I'll try that when my American Classic...

Maybe I'll try that when my American Classic conversion cassette wears out. I have a nice tubular wheel with Shimano free hub that I'd like to keep using.

Or the 9 cogs idea.
10-01-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 360
Posted By Homebrew01

If the cluster is "Fixed", perhaps gripping the...

If the cluster is "Fixed", perhaps gripping the cogs in a vise will work. Or a chainwhip.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,052
Posted By Homebrew01

Cumulative gains....If you get to the coffee shop...

Cumulative gains....If you get to the coffee shop 5 seconds sooner, you may get there before the school bus, and avoid being stuck behind 15 middle-schoolers ordering pumpkin spice caramel...
09-30-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By Homebrew01

Cassettes / Freewheels wear out, so you could...

Cassettes / Freewheels wear out, so you could replace it with a wider range in back. You'll need a longer chain at the same time.

And/Or replace the crankset with a compact having a 34 or 36. But...
09-30-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 360
Posted By Homebrew01

Or get a "normal" freewheel, and do without the...

Or get a "normal" freewheel, and do without the sifting-while-coasting feature ?

I hope the fixed gear cluster comes off with a normal remover tool.
09-30-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 475
Posted By Homebrew01

If I were TIG welding that, After grinding out a...

If I were TIG welding that, After grinding out a bevel, I would do a series of spot welds, letting it cool between each one, to minimize heat buildup that would affect the glue.
09-30-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 658
Posted By Homebrew01

Looks fine to me.

Looks fine to me.
09-30-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 743
Posted By Homebrew01

Moved from General

Moved from General
09-30-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 719
Posted By Homebrew01

Moved to "Lighting" Sub-Forum from...

Moved to "Lighting" Sub-Forum from "General"
09-29-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,299
Posted By Homebrew01

Depending on the model, you may not be able to...

Depending on the model, you may not be able to fit 28mm tires.
Try 25, with a little less pressure.
Forum: Introductions
09-29-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 101
Posted By Homebrew01

Welcome to BF...Check out the various sub-forums.

Welcome to BF...Check out the various sub-forums.
Forum: Introductions
09-29-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 86
Posted By Homebrew01

Welcome to Bike Forums. Take a look around.

Welcome to Bike Forums. Take a look around.
Forum: Introductions
09-29-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 679
Posted By Homebrew01

Welcome to Bike Forums. Plenty of sub-forums you...

Welcome to Bike Forums. Plenty of sub-forums you might be interested in. Browse around.
Forum: Introductions
09-28-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By Homebrew01

Welcome, BayPath You can post "For Sale"...

Welcome, BayPath

You can post "For Sale" immediately after becoming a paid member.

You might like our Classic & Vintage forum

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/

If you want to...
Forum: Introductions
09-28-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By Homebrew01

Welcome David. Here's a link to the mechanics...

Welcome David. Here's a link to the mechanics forum.

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/

I doubt you can swap a specific chainring from the triple to your old cottered crank. The bolt...
09-27-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 631
Posted By Homebrew01

Yup. If tension is good, and nothing's rubbing,...

Yup.
If tension is good, and nothing's rubbing, you can ride them forever.
09-27-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 728
Posted By Homebrew01

It can be a bit "Fiddly" to get the chain tension...

It can be a bit "Fiddly" to get the chain tension right, while also centering the wheel in the frame, and tightening the wheel
Practice first, before you really need to do it.
09-25-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1,856
Views: 487,802
Posted By Homebrew01

Moderators & Admin review all reported posts, and...

Moderators & Admin review all reported posts, and take action as appropriate by consensus. Not all action we take is seen publicly, such as infractions and PM discussions with members.

We are not...
09-24-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 1,856
Views: 487,802
Posted By Homebrew01

Temporarily Closed.

Temporarily Closed.
09-24-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 882
Posted By Homebrew01

Take the bike outside, slowly rotate the tire as...

Take the bike outside, slowly rotate the tire as you hold a butane lighter flame to the fibers. After they're burned off, go for a ride.
Problem solved.
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