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Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 12:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By guadzilla

I have Turbo Cottons on one bike, GP 5k TLs on...

I have Turbo Cottons on one bike, GP 5k TLs on another bike and regular GP5ks on my TT bike.

From a ride quality point of view - Turbo Cottons are just fantastic tires. As per BRR, they are a...
08-11-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 869
Posted By robertj298

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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08-11-20, 04:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 983
Posted By top506

You're killing me......... ...

You're killing me.........


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It took me years to collect all the...
08-10-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,220
Posted By Dfrost

I use Pro Link Gold or Boeshield T9 (very similar...

I use Pro Link Gold or Boeshield T9 (very similar wax in solvent). Per Pro Link’s recommendation, I clean the chain first with a generous lube application, back pedal a bunch, wipe down. Repeat that...
08-10-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,220
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I use Dumonde Tech chain lube--the normal medium...

I use Dumonde Tech chain lube--the normal medium or dark green color and not the neon green color (or is that the bottle it comes in?). I haven't used any on this chain yet as it has low mileage and...
08-09-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 983
Posted By Dylansbob

20yrs bike picking. I've had finds, but this one......whew

Sooo a 10spd Pinarello bike popped up on FB this evening. More pics coming tomorrow after I've had a chance to clean and look over. My heart is still racing 4hrs later. First pic is as found. I had...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 758
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Whatever. I removed my brake pads, it saved me...

Whatever. I removed my brake pads, it saved me 30 grams.
08-05-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 744
Posted By tyler_fred

Nothing to see here, just another Schwinn..

Ciao Amico Fidatos,

I was given a 1987 Schwinn Prelude frameset earlier this year by mstateglfr, and I knew immediately that this was one that I wouldn’t be afraid to make minor modifications...
08-04-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 752
Posted By shnibop

FS. 3Rensho, Full Dura Ace AX, pantographed bits

Alright, time has come to let another 3Rensho free.


Pictures first, then details...


https://live.staticflickr.com/4359/36894516170_02d4ab7b19_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Ydf3gL)3Rensho Super...
08-03-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,905
Posted By fietsbob

... where do you stand?

Usually to the left side of the bike, before I get aboard,






:innocent:
08-02-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By retrodude

1986 Gardin Campy Super Record Restoration Project

Picked this up last weekend with my 17 year old son who asked for help buying a road bike for himself, to my surprise & delight he preferred vintage to more modern. Paid $425 CAD (figure about $300...
07-27-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,799
Posted By cormacf

Sick burn at the bike shop

Dude to his friend: Someone told me wheels are where you want to upgrade first. If you were me, what would you buy first to get faster?
Friend: A salad?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 12:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,348
Posted By canklecat

Let's see: You took an extended pull. ...

Let's see:

You took an extended pull.
You took note of his inappropriate attire.
You didn't wave.
You dialed it up.
You pushed off without jamming him into the barriers and getting DQ'd....
07-23-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,856
Posted By Koyote

I like his Bon Jon Pass tires, but Jan Heine and...

I like his Bon Jon Pass tires, but Jan Heine and the scientific method have only a passing acquaintance. I would take his conclusions with a large grain of salt.
07-22-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 622
Posted By gugie

One person's "damage" is another person's...

One person's "damage" is another person's geometry change to "low trail"

:D
07-21-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1,715
Views: 157,466
Posted By 79pmooney

Did you clean the rim with solvent or powerful...

Did you clean the rim with solvent or powerful cleanser and get ALL of the oil and manufacturing stuff off?

I never trust new rims. Wouldn't race them until I'd pulled off a tire and the glue...
07-21-20, 04:04 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,391
Posted By bikemig

They are industrial works of art and Campagnolo...

They are industrial works of art and Campagnolo was the gold medal standard when it came to bicycle parts for many years.

They are also, I think, overrated.

BTW, my guess is that most posters...
07-19-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 628
Posted By retrodude

Dura Ace RD-7402 Refurbish

I been into polishing old badly scuffed up parts for a couple years now, typically I get the parts for a good deal & I really like the results. In the 80s I leaned more the campy when it came to road...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,471
Posted By tankist

I'm with the OP. I tried to use Squirt and...

I'm with the OP. I tried to use Squirt and stopped after a few times because the chain immediately became really dirty. I followed instructions closely - thoroughly cleaned the chain, applied not too...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,471
Posted By loimpact

I thought Squirt was it.....I was wrong....

I really thought Squirt was going to be the lubricant of my dreams. My #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) criteria was "clean". Squirt is anything but. In...
07-11-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 531
Posted By aggiegrads

No. You have to use a rim-brake compatible rim. ...

No. You have to use a rim-brake compatible rim.

You cannot put rim brakes on the Brand-x frame you are getting though. That requires discs.
07-10-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 788
Posted By nlerner

Intl as a 650b conversion.

Intl as a 650b conversion.
07-10-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 788
Posted By RobbieTunes

As I have both, it's still a tossup. The...

As I have both, it's still a tossup.

The International can be built to be versatile, but it's a tradeoff. Longer tradition, better clearance, heavier, and limited on the # of speeds, etc. Will be...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,071
Posted By DrIsotope

This was not presented in the correct Bike Forums...

This was not presented in the correct Bike Forums Format. Just riding along? No, no no. You were slamdancing on the pedals, just about to drope the hamer, when the force of your massive guads blew...
07-04-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By TiHabanero

We have multiple stores so I called around and...

We have multiple stores so I called around and found two other Diverge bikes with the same Force hydro brakes had the same issue. The resolution was replacing the rotor with a Shimano rotor....
07-04-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By Last ride 76

Biting the Park TS bullet

So I did it. I went on a binge. New phone, new Chromebook, and I went all in and bought a Park truing stand.
Yeah, the used stand costs more than either the new Moto Gpower smartphone, or the...
06-30-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 11,953
Posted By Ironfish653

Are we doing this again? Seems like every...

Are we doing this again?

Seems like every few months somebody discovers a ‘ Hidden Truth’ about clipless pedals to confirm their preference for flats, and the rest of us are either industry dupes,...
06-27-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,944
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

so so essentially we (AGAIN) are debating the...

so so essentially we (AGAIN) are debating the merits of the LBS!!! I'll check back next week when this thread reaches 100 posts!
06-27-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,944
Posted By unterhausen

I'm not a bike shop employee at the present, but...

I'm not a bike shop employee at the present, but I worked in a shop for nearly 10 years as a mechanic. So maybe you think I'm biased. Looking for cracks is not a thing. Stressing a frame to look for...
06-26-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 13,273
Posted By indyfabz

Steel is real. There. I said it. ...

Steel is real. There. I said it.
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06-25-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,302
Posted By styggno1

Tipsy build thread - hot summer Monark 90320 Super Continental

I have had my fair share of Crescent 92320 and Monark 90320 thru the years. They are somewhat of a staple vintage race bike over here in Sweden. I believe this is my 19: th...

Before getting this...
06-24-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,600
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

For the first test ride (three or so weeks ago),...

For the first test ride (three or so weeks ago), I swapped bar and stem for a 105mm Specialized 26.0 clamp stem and 41cm Nitto Noodles I had on hand. I run 42cm bars, so these were narrower, but what...
Forum: Foo
06-24-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,581
Posted By RubeRad

or it didn't happen

or it didn't happen
Forum: Foo
06-24-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,581
Posted By Stadjer

A link to the vid please.

A link to the vid please.
06-24-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By Narhay

Are your skewers or the axle bent?

Are your skewers or the axle bent?
06-07-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,275
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

On a bike with a vertical dropout? Eh, not all...

On a bike with a vertical dropout? Eh, not all that tight. :shrug:

On a bike with a horizontal dropout? Actually, pretty darn tight. :thumb:

On my Merckx with the really hard, thick slippery...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,864
Posted By phrantic09

Tuesday night I was riding along a nearby lake...

Tuesday night I was riding along a nearby lake and I had a dude on a Harley pull up beside me and hold there for about 30 seconds to keep a DB in a giant diesel pickup from passing me on a hill with...
05-25-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,674
Posted By Pompiere

Because the parts don't match any of the catalog...

Because the parts don't match any of the catalog specs.
05-25-20, 03:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,071
Posted By nomadmax

Jack, you're my new hero, bumping Greg LeMond out...

Jack, you're my new hero, bumping Greg LeMond out of the top spot. You don't need to HTFU, you're already there.
05-24-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,071
Posted By gugie

Best post of the year

Best post of the year
05-24-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,071
Posted By jackbombay

114 miles on a ~1970 Schwinn Continental. Rule number 5....

Oh, this bike is a super slow heavy bastard, and to make it worse I added a plywood box attached to the bike with rips of 2x4 all held together and to the bike with steel tie wire. I'd bet its right...
05-24-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 329
Posted By shelbyfv

COVID-19 Cleanup

Appears there has been a welcome cleanup of the forum. Thank you to whomever is responsible:thumb:
05-21-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,922
Posted By jiangshi

Selling a box

Just an empty box. Should I open it?
05-15-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,669
Posted By Kapusta

I know this thread is going to be a train wreck. ...

I know this thread is going to be a train wreck.

What I don’t know is whether I will be able to look away.
05-13-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,511
Posted By mstateglfr

Paint I was going to have them use...

Paint



I was going to have them use some spray.bike paint and make it a full DIY, but ended up doing a combo of well don’t and DIY. I took it to a local business which for $125- bought the...
05-08-20, 03:11 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,204
Posted By ExPatTyke

I work in IT support, and get similar requests. ...

I work in IT support, and get similar requests. My company does support for quite a few local companies, including a garage whose owner showed me the very best way to deal with customers like these....
05-06-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,204
Posted By TiHabanero

I want service now. Stop it!

After being out of the bike shop as a full timer for about a decade, and only working on Saturdays, I jumped back in as a full time wrench a week ago. Forgot how absolutely narcissistic some riders...
05-06-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 912
Posted By 3alarmer

...on this ride, I hit some fresh glass coming...

...on this ride, I hit some fresh glass coming out of a corner that immediately flatted my (brand new) front tyre. After inspecting it very carefully during the repair, I was able to find the cut in...
05-04-20, 12:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,067
Posted By nesteel

The shop I work for part time pays okay, and the...

The shop I work for part time pays okay, and the shop discount is nice.
However, both are eclipsed by the deals the vendors toss at shop employees through their programs.
05-03-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,067
Posted By 52telecaster

First paycheck from the bike shop...

First paycheck from the bike shop...and the money is cool. For those of you unfamiliar with low to medium end bikes in a modern bike shop, let me just say, I love riding my bike home.

I have to...
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