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06-10-14, 05:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,453
Posted By Panthers007

Looks like a Baby Park from here. Probably works...

Looks like a Baby Park from here. Probably works just fine, or can be cajoled out of any annoying quirks (more easily than with people). My only concern is that it appears to want to be...
06-04-14, 10:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,127
Posted By Panthers007

Glad it all worked out. You got the bike, and...

Glad it all worked out. You got the bike, and those weasels got the finger. I went from shop to shop up where I live, pretending to be a neophyte and asking lots of questions. It was like my "Naughty...
06-01-14, 04:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,415
Posted By Panthers007

Patch-Kit with no excuse not to carry one: ...

Patch-Kit with no excuse not to carry one:

Park Tool Co. GP-2 : Super Patch Kit : Tube & Tire (http://www.parktool.com/product/super-patch-kit-gp-2)
05-31-14, 08:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,127
Posted By Panthers007

Good! There is no excuse for selling...

Good!

There is no excuse for selling someone a bike that doesn't fit them. I hope that sales-weasel gets his next job in a shoe-store. :notamused:
05-31-14, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By Panthers007

:roflmao2::lol::roflmao2:

:roflmao2::lol::roflmao2:
05-31-14, 04:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,093
Posted By Panthers007

The Avid SD 7 v-brakes I run are coupled to...

The Avid SD 7 v-brakes I run are coupled to these:

Love Lever 2.5 from Paul Component Engineering (http://www.paulcomp.com/lovelever25.html)

And they are capable of throwing me over the bars if...
05-31-14, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By Panthers007

You can always get some fine emery-paper and buff...

You can always get some fine emery-paper and buff them smooth - if they disturb you.
05-31-14, 11:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,237
Posted By Panthers007

Perhaps you need a spacer. I've seen this problem...

Perhaps you need a spacer. I've seen this problem many times and often that's all that's needed.

Good luck!
05-29-14, 08:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,588
Posted By Panthers007

I once built a real junker of a bike as a joke....

I once built a real junker of a bike as a joke. It only had a front brake, and I Tefloned the rim of the wheel to reduce stopping power. It was a 10-speed frame, so, of course, I put BMX handle-bars...
05-28-14, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,076
Posted By Panthers007

My old fave? "Anybody's Bike Book" by Tom...

My old fave? "Anybody's Bike Book" by Tom Cuthbertson. It was just fun! Other than that, I use my Sutherland's.
05-28-14, 02:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,044
Posted By Panthers007

Right you are! :thumb: One other warning...

Right you are! :thumb:

One other warning here - ArmourAll (or however you spell it). Some people believe the ads and apply it willie-nillie to all sorts of things. But it's advertised for...
05-27-14, 11:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,044
Posted By Panthers007

A big enemy of tires, and other rubber-type...

A big enemy of tires, and other rubber-type compounds, is UV. Ultraviolet radiation from the Sun. So if you are planning on storing tires for an extended period, make it a darkened place away from...
05-27-14, 08:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,488
Posted By Panthers007

You could always drop a stack of money buying the...

You could always drop a stack of money buying the bike from a shop overseas and have them ship it to you. Or go over and buy it there and have a nice vacation. Then you could ship it back.

I feel...
05-27-14, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,099
Posted By Panthers007

Looks better, perhaps, than my compressed-air...

Looks better, perhaps, than my compressed-air marine distress-horn. Now ask me if I care...

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05-27-14, 05:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,588
Posted By Panthers007

Oh my! :twitchy:

Oh my! :twitchy:
05-27-14, 03:34 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,488
Posted By Panthers007

A pea-green Trek! That's a beauty! And that's...

A pea-green Trek! That's a beauty! And that's what I was talking about.
05-27-14, 03:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,748
Posted By Panthers007

I've been using the old Shimano cable-cutters for...

I've been using the old Shimano cable-cutters for decades without a problem. I believe in buying top-drawer tools once. Sure they cost more - but you only have to buy them once and forget it. Nothing...
05-26-14, 07:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,822
Posted By Panthers007

I remember Ross bikes from the 1960's. They were...

I remember Ross bikes from the 1960's. They were basically good, inexpensive transportation - making a range of styles that were quite similar to Schwinn bikes of the day. Huffy's were known to live...
05-26-14, 06:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,488
Posted By Panthers007

It's a well known fact that many people will buy...

It's a well known fact that many people will buy a product that is the colour they like. Even if they rationally know the other product, of a colour they are not thrilled with, is superior. I've...
05-26-14, 02:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By Panthers007

Why does this smell like S*P*A*M?

Why does this smell like S*P*A*M?
05-25-14, 04:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,404
Posted By Panthers007

It all boils down to this: Is the cost...

It all boils down to this: Is the cost differential between the 7.3 and 7.4 worth the "better" grips, tires(?), carbon fork, and Deore/Acera derailleurs? Parts is parts. When you buy a new bicycle...
05-24-14, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7,449
Views: 2,212,826
Posted By Panthers007

Nice Univega. And welcome aboard!

Nice Univega. And welcome aboard!
05-24-14, 08:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,653
Posted By Panthers007

It depends on your wheels. I built a pair out of...

It depends on your wheels. I built a pair out of Mavic A719 rims, Ultegra hubs, and DT 14-15-14 gauge spokes - 36 rear and 32 front. Those wheels could handle Yak-paths in Tibet! Make for very tough...
05-24-14, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By Panthers007

Rather than buying a bag of 20 right off the bat,...

Rather than buying a bag of 20 right off the bat, try politely asking your local bike-shop if they can spare a couple. If only to entice you to patronize the shop, many will gladly fork over some.
05-24-14, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By Panthers007

The ferrules should be the same diameter as the...

The ferrules should be the same diameter as the cable. You want a ferrule? Or an end-cap to prevent fraying? Anywho - poke around here to see what you need. If it's just one or two, many bike-shops...
05-23-14, 08:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,577
Posted By Panthers007

Sounds like a new incarnation of Shimano's...

Sounds like a new incarnation of Shimano's Bio-Pace chain-rings. Here:

Biopace Chainwheels (http://sheldonbrown.com/biopace.html)
05-23-14, 12:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 892
Posted By Panthers007

I run 2 Ultegra mediums. They are great RD's. And...

I run 2 Ultegra mediums. They are great RD's. And they will easily handle your 30T cassette.
05-22-14, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,239
Posted By Panthers007

You may be interested in this: ...

You may be interested in this:

http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/319254-show-us-your-vintage-touring-bikes-3.html
05-22-14, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,443
Posted By Panthers007

Sounds like a pinched nerve. I'd see a doctor and...

Sounds like a pinched nerve. I'd see a doctor and find out. You don't want something delightful like early-onset sciatica.
05-22-14, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 643
Posted By Panthers007

Be careful with those Paul levers. I wasn't...

Be careful with those Paul levers. I wasn't kidding when I said they could throw you over the bars. Get used to them before you need them in a panic-stop. They require a gentle touch. You'll learn.
05-21-14, 10:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 643
Posted By Panthers007

If you want to go nuts (like me) and money isn't...

If you want to go nuts (like me) and money isn't tight, look into Paul levers. They'll throw you right over the handlebars!

I love 'em.

Love Lever 2.5 from Paul Component Engineering...
05-21-14, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7,449
Views: 2,212,826
Posted By Panthers007

???

???
05-21-14, 05:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,230
Posted By Panthers007

And it was quite a struggle to launch this forum,...

And it was quite a struggle to launch this forum, I'll tell you! I was one of the two people who pushed for it - and pushed hard. Being a political activist and organizer came in handy. So here we...
05-21-14, 05:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Posted By Panthers007

For the cable-cutter I suggest the Shimano over...

For the cable-cutter I suggest the Shimano over the Park Tool one. They are expensive, but so are cables and cable-housing you will munge trying to get by wire-cutters on pliers, etc.

Amazon.com :...
05-21-14, 04:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,102
Posted By Panthers007

I rode for years on wheels that had a bunch of...

I rode for years on wheels that had a bunch of palpable nicks on them - after a nitwit had messed with the settings on my Huret Titanium Duopar and ground the poor thing up in the spokes.
05-21-14, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 12,508
Posted By Panthers007

I run the SD7's on my hybrid, with Kool-Stop...

I run the SD7's on my hybrid, with Kool-Stop pads. And I use Paul levers as well. Had this going for almost 6 years without a single whimper from them. In fact - if I were to squeeze down with much...
05-20-14, 11:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,420
Posted By Panthers007

I've been riding Rivendell Rolly Poly 27mm for...

I've been riding Rivendell Rolly Poly 27mm for quite sometime. They come in closer to 28mm than they do to 27mm - thanks to my trusty calipers. They handle great on trails as well as roads. Lots of...
05-20-14, 07:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,756
Posted By Panthers007

Please don't get me started! I'll wind up blowing...

Please don't get me started! I'll wind up blowing something up before the nights out....Ooops!!

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05-20-14, 02:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,756
Posted By Panthers007

If you want to get really technical, paraffin is...

If you want to get really technical, paraffin is a aliphatic hydrocarbon - which means it is not water-soluble.

I used to teach chemistry in a very cool high-school. One day it snowed heavily. So...
05-20-14, 01:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 25,027
Posted By Panthers007

OK FOLKS! PLEASE TAKE NOTICE... This thread...

OK FOLKS! PLEASE TAKE NOTICE...

This thread is from 2009. The poster who re-opened it is a new member who did not check the date before posting. Please disregard.
05-19-14, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 841
Posted By Panthers007

Mea culpa. It still may present a problem. I love...

Mea culpa. It still may present a problem. I love good, short-cage RD's. But only when I'm running 26T cog on my road-bike.
05-19-14, 08:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 841
Posted By Panthers007

I agree with all FB has stated. And using a...

I agree with all FB has stated. And using a short-cage RD with a 32T cog? I hope you can get by with just pulling a link. But I'm skeptical. Please let us know what transpires.

Good luck!
05-19-14, 05:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 841
Posted By Panthers007

Please shift your gears to small-to-small and...

Please shift your gears to small-to-small and take a picture showing the back part of the bike. I want to see the rear wheel and the entire RD and cassette. In other words - shift so the chain is on...
05-18-14, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,067
Posted By Panthers007

I believe he wishes to know when Trek switched to...

I believe he wishes to know when Trek switched to their oval-ish tubes from the round ones. I don't know - but my FX 7.5 frame is from 2007 and is oval-ish. Any other folks out there have an earlier...
05-18-14, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 16,143
Posted By Panthers007

If your Deore is working fine, I see no reason to...

If your Deore is working fine, I see no reason to replace it. I rather doubt you'd notice any significant difference between the two. But if you went up to a Tiagra or Ultegra you would. And if you...
05-18-14, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 933
Posted By Panthers007

"Bicycle mechanics now knows evil." With...

"Bicycle mechanics now knows evil."

With apologies to Enrico Fermi.
05-18-14, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,087
Posted By Panthers007

From what I've able to glean, this is probably...

From what I've able to glean, this is probably why you don't see any more new Peugeot bicycles. Try this:
...
05-18-14, 04:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 727
Posted By Panthers007

The dealer/installer's manual from Shimano says...

The dealer/installer's manual from Shimano says that yes you do lubricate the beast.

Here - knock yourself out:
...
05-18-14, 02:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,086
Posted By Panthers007

I hate brake-pads that, for all intents &...

I hate brake-pads that, for all intents & purposes, seem to be made of concrete. Unfortunately many of them do. May I suggest Kool Stops? Take a look...

Kool Stop International - High Performance...
05-18-14, 01:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,529
Posted By Panthers007

'Cracks' is the exactly right word. Not knowing...

'Cracks' is the exactly right word. Not knowing the type of riding you plan, or your terrain makes it difficult to suggest a particular tire. But one company that covers quite a bit of <koff> ground...
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