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09-17-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By pstock

in any event, Bike Friday wrote me back with a...

in any event, Bike Friday wrote me back with a link to a much much simpler explanation of compatibility (than those color coded charts)
...
09-17-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By pstock

Geee, that's so helpful Dave. I never would...

Geee, that's so helpful Dave.

I never would have thought of that.
here's the face of my RH shifter.
maybe if I did some forensic analysis I'd find traces of 9S lettering on the face. But nada...
09-16-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By pstock

Mine say "DAYTONA" and that's All. ...

Mine say "DAYTONA" and that's All.
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09-16-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By pstock

I am clearly not reading these tables correctly. ...

I am clearly not reading these tables correctly.
I get the Shifter + rear mechanism but I don't know how the different cassette styles factor into it.
If I used an 8S Shimano shifter withan 8S...
09-16-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By pstock

Now I am completely confused and ready to go back...

Now I am completely confused and ready to go back to Square One and start All Over.
09-16-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By pstock

8S Shimano shifters with 7S cassette

this question relates to folding bikes but has nothing to do with the folding aspect, so I am posting here, in Bike Mechanics.

I have an old drop bar Bike Friday which came factory-setup with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 22,987
Posted By pstock

I meant (and should have been clearer) Ti in the...

I meant (and should have been clearer) Ti in the pre-carbon era.
I have bought and sold a LOT (some 200) of high end pre-carbon road bikes and in my experience a recreational rider will pay a hefty...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 22,987
Posted By pstock

Why did Titanium not take off amongst Pros?

this thought just popped into my head recently.
It seems like Titanium frames are the hot ticket these days. even riders who are mainly riding modern carbon bikes drool over titanium it seems. and...
Forum: Touring
05-21-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 893
Posted By pstock

like I've never met a red wine I couldn't enjoy,...

like I've never met a red wine I couldn't enjoy, any riding is better than no riding at all.
this has been helpful.
we are taking our Bike Friday folding performance road bikes and so we'll just...
04-27-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,104
Posted By pstock

very helpful, thank you. here's my "oddball"...

very helpful, thank you.

here's my "oddball" collection. I guess I only describe them as "oddball" because new riders are rarely receptive to the idea of anything but a modern bike.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 277
Posted By pstock

what model Parlee is this?

I picked up a nice looking Parlee recently. But don't know the model.
can anyone ID it or tell me how I would figure out the model?
I am thinking Z1 (the top tube is almost horizontal). but am...
04-25-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,104
Posted By pstock

factors to consider when choosing a bike

I am not a Clydesdale but as I am selling a bunch of my big (60-62cm) frames I am getting a lot of inquiries from heavier cyclsts, many of them new to road cycling, asking for advice on what...
Forum: Touring
04-24-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 893
Posted By pstock

cycling around Plano texas?

we are attending a wedding in Plano Texas at the end of May.
as we have 3.5 days to kill around the wedding time, we are thinking of taking our Bike Friday travel road bikes to get some miles in....
04-21-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By pstock

Vintage brake lever setup for smaller hands?

I am setting up a female friend with a vintage bike. But she struggles to manage the brake levers (which she finds to far out for her to comfortably grasp and pull).
Short of installing cross-style...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-26-18, 09:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,976
Posted By pstock

No need to agree to disagree. You could ask...

No need to agree to disagree. You could ask Georgena herself. She graciously replied promptly to my query to her website's email address.

gt@georgenaterry.com

Indeed she seemed to encourage...
04-25-18, 02:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By pstock

thanks for the suggestions. I worked through...

thanks for the suggestions.

I worked through a few more tires. Finally I was able to force one bead fully on, but that required using tire levers to get it on.
I am stuck on the 2nd bead now...
04-24-18, 01:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By pstock

These particluar rims don't have a lot of depth...

These particluar rims don't have a lot of depth to them. the cross section bottom seems pretty flat. Though I was wondering one was shallower than the other (so the distance from the middle of the...
04-24-18, 01:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By pstock

So THAT's what that tool is? I used to have a...

So THAT's what that tool is? I used to have a tire iron like that and I had no idea one end was a bead jack. I am getting more of those.

(and good to know about Campagnolo not having made 27"...
04-24-18, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By pstock

FWIW all my two dozen tires are used. Most are...

FWIW all my two dozen tires are used. Most are well well used. I am just trying to find one that fits.
and I would still be anxious about trying to remove a tight fit if I flatted.

As I said,...
04-24-18, 01:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By pstock

Yes, that would make life simple. But I got...

Yes, that would make life simple.
But I got these wheels naked, without tires.

Nor are there any markings on the rims to guide me.
04-23-18, 03:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By pstock

tight tire on a....700c rim?

Trying to mount tires on two nice old (6 speed) Campagnolo hubbed clinchers.
A 700c tire fits easily into the rear Ambrosia rim.
But trying to fit a 700c tire on the front wheel, a Campagnolo...
04-23-18, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,181
Posted By pstock

I am trying to move a post. But I don't see a...

I am trying to move a post. But I don't see a Triangle. I see a Red Cirlce with an exclamation mark. (But that says it is only to be used for ... bad behavior, not just a request for a move)
am I...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-23-18, 06:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,976
Posted By pstock

from Georgena Terry herself

I also wrote Georgena Terry directly about all this. How great for her to reply to me. Here's what she says:

"Thanks for taking time to email me about the wheel sizes. Here’s the scoop on the...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-21-18, 02:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,976
Posted By pstock

About two Georgena Terrys

When a not-very-tall female friend (about 5' nothing) asked me for help finding a road bike that fit her, I got curious with the Georgena Terry story.
I eventually secured 2 models. and I am still...
02-20-18, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By pstock

When did Neutrons first appear?

Having an argument with a friend over the most appropriate groupset to pair with 1st Gen neutron wheels.

When were they first released?
What campanolo groupset would have been current at that...
11-23-17, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By pstock

grease. hmmm, I wouldn't have thought of trying...

grease. hmmm, I wouldn't have thought of trying to revive the factory grease. (or that they used grease at all.)

but now that I have "cleaned" them i wonder how I can get grease back in.
Syringe...
11-22-17, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By pstock

Problem brifters. What to do?

while we are talking brifters, let me present my Problem Children of brifters, two serious jammed and messed up ones.

one is a 600 RH brifter with a cable stuck in it (yes, I know, I know now: ...
11-22-17, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By pstock

Where to lube 8S brifters

I am going through my box of about nine not-working-great shimano brifters mostly 8S Dura Ace, 600 and 105 (and a few 9S).

I understand the old lube deteriorates and everything needs to be cleaned...
09-29-17, 10:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,523
Posted By pstock

the Ice Toolz headset cup tool at least is USELESS

I was about to post a new thread about my frustrations with Ice Toolz this week, but I'll piggy back onto this one.

their headset cup removal "rocket" is USELESS. ABSOLUTELY USELESS. it "looks"...
09-27-17, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By pstock

Mavic Rim Terms

I am going through my stash of wheels and realize that of the many many many with Mavic rims, I don't have a clue what the terms on those rims mean, or how the rims stack up.

for example I have:...
09-17-17, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By pstock

Got it. (allen key) ...

Got it. (allen key)
https://www.eastoncycling.com/support/how-to-videos/wheels/
09-17-17, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By pstock

replacing a spoke on an easton R4 hub

basically the base of the broken spoke is buried in the hub. How do I get the hub apart to get at the spoke, to remove and replace?
one side has flats for a wrench bu there's nothing on the other....
08-31-17, 08:29 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,913
Posted By pstock

rephrase

Hmmm, maybe I should rephrase that question...

Have you ever bought a bike without asking permission in lieu of clear ground rules (knowing that asking permission would likely lead to a...
08-31-17, 07:43 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,913
Posted By pstock

Is it OK to lie to your spouse/partner about your bike buys?

Feeling guilty this week as I surreptitiously added N+1 to the stable (but for eventual resale, I swear!) and the above question popped into my head.

If so, why or when?
If not, why not?
07-01-17, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By pstock

two 8S Chorus shifters. One clicks, the other is silent.

I am just curious about one of my 8S Chorus RH brake lever/shifters.

On one bike, it shifts with nice crisp distinct clicks, both up and down.

on another setup, the shifting is almost silent....
07-01-17, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 809
Posted By pstock

is this a magic/quick chain link? if so, how does it release?

this 8S chain is pretty filthy and on-bike cleaning wasn't getting it done, so I'd like to remove it.

This one oddball link looks like a Wipperman Snap On quick link but it is branded Shimano...
07-01-17, 07:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,167
Posted By pstock

CCE (Ciclo Club Eroica) only

I met the organizer of the Niagara Eroica event yesterday, by chance on the street in Toronto.


I've forgotten the exact dates for the event this September (2017), but unfortunately it will not...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-17, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,041
Posted By pstock

But Yikes! those Schlumpfs are Not Cheap. it...

But Yikes! those Schlumpfs are Not Cheap. it would cost more than I paid for the bike. But I'll work on it.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-17, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,041
Posted By pstock

that's fairly brilliant Bob. I'd never heard of...

that's fairly brilliant Bob. I'd never heard of Schlumpf or HSDs.
I happen to have a spare Sachs/Sram internal 3 speed hub I could swap onto this, but your idea seems far more elegant.

thanks...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-17, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,041
Posted By pstock

Bike Friday 7 speed (was it Metro?)

Just added +1 to my folding collection (1xAir Glide, 1XNWT, 2X Birdy). this is an almost new 7 speed Bike Friday with 406 wheels.
But a couple of things confuse me.
I am assuming that since it uses...
05-14-17, 08:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,019
Posted By pstock

I have actually beem shocked at how effective...

I have actually beem shocked at how effective eBay CS has become in the last
... 2 years. 10+ years ago it was IMPOSSIBLE to even contact someone on CS in order to complain. (They were like a 1970s...
05-12-17, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,523
Posted By pstock

Good suggestion. I just hate to toss out anything...

Good suggestion. I just hate to toss out anything that is even close to salvageable.
But I could be throwing good money after bad.
05-12-17, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,523
Posted By pstock

replacement for a Mavic Cosmic Elite 20h rim?

I am guessing this is the best place for this question.
I have a Cosmic wheelset, but the Cosmic Elite rim on the rear wheel has one enlarged hole so that the nipple does not hold. It just keeps...
05-08-17, 04:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,019
Posted By pstock

This is what I don't understand. Ebay and...

This is what I don't understand.
Ebay and Paypal are pretty tough these days on protecting Buyers.
Even if it is a scam, presumably I won't get the goods, I will open a claim and I will be...
05-08-17, 09:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,000
Posted By pstock

Ride with Wheels Milton/Toronto June 25 2017

This'll be a fun ride for anyone in or around the Toronto area June 25, 2017

This ride has three routes around the Niagara escarpment west of Toronto (100kms, 50kms, 25kms).
The action starts at...
05-08-17, 09:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,311
Posted By pstock

Thanks for all your help and suggestions. I got...

Thanks for all your help and suggestions.
I got her built finally. Using the Mirage cranks with 8S Chorus setup for the rest.
Rides really really well.
and funny, once you get her dressed up...
05-08-17, 09:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,311
Posted By pstock

Got it. and the tool to remove that BB is just a...

Got it. and the tool to remove that BB is just a Campagnolo cassette tool? that I have.
04-24-17, 09:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,311
Posted By pstock

those are VERY good suggestions. I hadn't thought...

those are VERY good suggestions. I hadn't thought about the seatpost issue.
04-24-17, 09:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,311
Posted By pstock

you are correct. I got that all wrong. in any...

you are correct. I got that all wrong. in any event, the cups would not fit the steerer. I don't know why.
04-24-17, 05:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,311
Posted By pstock

Cleaned up the face of the DS and indeed it is...

Cleaned up the face of the DS and indeed it is marked 1.370 x 24 TPI, so English.
Still, I wonder about that steerer threading.
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