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08-07-20, 03:43 PM
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Posted By due ruote

Sorry to ask, but I guess I am having a senior...

Sorry to ask, but I guess I am having a senior block.
You're saying you need to lower the saddle? But the current seatpost can't go lower? Are these marked for max as well as min insertion? To my...
08-07-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 431
Posted By due ruote

Very subjective. The two I like are Concor and...

Very subjective. The two I like are Concor and Flite. (Also Concor Light, which looks like a cross between those two.)
Is the current saddle uncomfortable? If not, I wouldnít fix whatís not broken.
08-07-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 719
Posted By due ruote

Absolutely gorgeous. Youíre lucky it lasted until...

Absolutely gorgeous. Youíre lucky it lasted until you could make it back.
08-06-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 874
Views: 145,174
Posted By due ruote

Is this actually a Colnago? If so itís the first...

Is this actually a Colnago? If so itís the first I have seen with stem shifters.
...
08-06-20, 02:49 PM
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Posted By due ruote

I don't set mine quite as high as that, but it's...

I don't set mine quite as high as that, but it's not that far off. As far as the Midge bars go, I love them and they are one of the classic dirt drop bars, with a very shallow drop. The usual advice...
08-05-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 56,624
Posted By due ruote

I am looking for advice on dyeing leather. I just...

I am looking for advice on dyeing leather. I just recovered a Flite saddle and wanted a different shade of brown from the leather I had. I dyed it before covering the saddle, using Feibingís Deglazer...
08-05-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 534
Posted By due ruote

I bought one of those Moto Team Champions with...

I bought one of those Moto Team Champions with the zebra stripes in 1978. Pulled it out of the box and yanked the stripes off before I even put the wheels on. So you have my answer.
08-04-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,108
Posted By due ruote

I made a rooftop mount for our Yakima rack from...

I made a rooftop mount for our Yakima rack from ash and some leftover Yakima bits. The fork clamp swivels so I can put the bike up with no trouble. ...
08-03-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 250
Posted By due ruote

Thereís no harm in asking a couple framebuilders...

Thereís no harm in asking a couple framebuilders what they would charge. Not likely a trivial amount, but I would at least want to know.

I would absolutely post a wtb in the marketplace. You...
08-03-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 992
Posted By due ruote

Well, the most important rule of tandems is the...

Well, the most important rule of tandems is the stoker is always right. So you are off to a good start.*
Also, if you decide it's not for you or want to upgrade, resale on the Cannondale will...
08-02-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 860
Posted By due ruote

A Rodriguez tandem for sale and no picture? No...

A Rodriguez tandem for sale and no picture? No fair.
07-31-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,471
Posted By due ruote

Wait - me too! Beginning around 1977. My standard...

Wait - me too! Beginning around 1977. My standard is 42 x 16 with 700c x 28 or 32 tires.
07-31-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 56,624
Posted By due ruote

Given that itís a contact adhesive, I would still...

Given that itís a contact adhesive, I would still give it a try. Not that it matters that much on the underside...
07-30-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 807
Posted By due ruote

bargo68, is that the brown Brooks microfiber tape...

bargo68, is that the brown Brooks microfiber tape you have on the Cannondale? Looks nice.
07-30-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 56,624
Posted By due ruote

^ Nice job on that Concor, especially the back. ...

^ Nice job on that Concor, especially the back.
Where you have a few puckers on the underside, I have found that if you go after those with a straight screwdriver, you can get them to lay down...
07-29-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By due ruote

I think it makes sense to clear over a bike like...

I think it makes sense to clear over a bike like the Schwinn shown below, that basically looks new, to freshen it up.
Over an aged patina makes no sense to me. Keeping the patina is about embracing...
07-28-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,169
Posted By due ruote

Loctite blue would probably be OK. Or, if you are...

Loctite blue would probably be OK. Or, if you are worried about it getting stuck, maybe try beeswax.
07-28-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By due ruote

OK, I am with you now. I read over the part about...

OK, I am with you now. I read over the part about them being regular crank arms.
I am doing alright for now with the 175's. And we do have a second tandem with 170's so I can switch off. I just...
07-28-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By due ruote

I am not understanding the thread issue. Mine...

I am not understanding the thread issue. Mine have a standard 9/16 x 20 thread. Is that not what yours were?
07-28-20, 02:42 PM
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Posted By due ruote

Not much info or pics, but nice looking Rodriguez...

Not much info or pics, but nice looking Rodriguez tandem in Seattle, $500.

https://www.shoppok.com/seattle/a,28,274391,Rodriguez-tandem----500--renton-.htm
07-28-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By due ruote

Cool article; thanks for posting. Those Rodriguez...

Cool article; thanks for posting. Those Rodriguez bikes - yowza!
07-28-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 149,758
Posted By due ruote

Given what you have remaining of the bars, I...

Given what you have remaining of the bars, I wonder if they wouldn't be more ergo if flipped the other way, so the ends point up. Granted I am just looking at a picture and you are riding them.
07-27-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,657
Posted By due ruote

Maybe the pump could go along the seat stay?...

Maybe the pump could go along the seat stay? Works for me.

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07-27-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 110,595
Posted By due ruote

Nice canoe too! You have good toys. Re audio -...

Nice canoe too! You have good toys. Re audio - you might like this thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/707831-sometimes-old-ways-best.html?styleid=6).
07-26-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 341
Posted By due ruote

Do I understand that itís over shifting the small...

Do I understand that itís over shifting the small ring - ie throwing the chain into the BB? To me it appears you still have some length left on the low limit screw.
07-26-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 341
Posted By due ruote

Something is amiss. I would detach the cable and...

Something is amiss. I would detach the cable and see what you have for limits, just manipulating the FD by hand. Also make sure the unit is just clearing the chainrings and the cage isnít angled too...
07-25-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,346
Posted By due ruote

I am not the local expert, but my understanding...

I am not the local expert, but my understanding is it depends on the material. Thin waterslides can/should be cleared over; the thicker ones (I forget the right term) are fine applied on top of the...
07-24-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 110,595
Posted By due ruote

Congrats on your new Ross. I have one of those...

Congrats on your new Ross. I have one of those and love it to death. What I like: great tire clearance (with a bit of work, I have fit 33mm Supple Vitesse with fenders; 28 fits easily); dual bottle...
07-24-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,346
Posted By due ruote

Wow, looks fantastic. I concur black housing...

Wow, looks fantastic. I concur black housing would be great. Sometimes simple is best.
Did you spray the clear over the decals?
07-24-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 885
Posted By due ruote

I have had good results using tire glue, as well...

I have had good results using tire glue, as well as Shoe Goo. To be clear, I don't mean at the same time.
07-23-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,008
Posted By due ruote

Pretty much the same here. Maybe a couple Allen...

Pretty much the same here. Maybe a couple Allen wrenches an/or a 10mm if I think something might need a fit tweak.
07-23-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3,215
Views: 712,915
Posted By due ruote

An updated shot of my 78 Team Champion with...

An updated shot of my 78 Team Champion with Noodles and tricolor Benotto.
...
07-22-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 866
Posted By due ruote

The white mixte? Definitely not a Signature....

The white mixte? Definitely not a Signature. Sorry.
07-22-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 866
Posted By due ruote

If you state the models (one at a time) you can...

If you state the models (one at a time) you can boost your post count. Just an idea.
07-22-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 63,966
Posted By due ruote

You could have a look around this site...

You could have a look around this site (http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalogs/Motobecane/). Otherwise, you will have to provide some info for us to go on. Or better yet, get your post count up over...
07-20-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,641
Posted By due ruote

Quirky is good. I like it. The metallic rose is...

Quirky is good. I like it. The metallic rose is nice too. I think possibly something is living under your bar tape, though.
07-16-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By due ruote

Snazzy! What frame bag is that?

Snazzy! What frame bag is that?
07-15-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By due ruote

Truvativ Elita captainís crankarm swap, anyone?

I assume this is a long shot, but you never know. Looking to trade my 175mm arms for a 170 mm pair. Captainís arms only, not the set. No ring. Looks like this - normal wear.
...
07-15-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 518
Posted By due ruote

Double-sided trim tape might work pretty well.

Double-sided trim tape might work pretty well.
07-14-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,255
Posted By due ruote

Those look plenty strong, but also look like they...

Those look plenty strong, but also look like they could chomp into the fork pretty good if one isn't careful.
07-14-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 716
Posted By due ruote

Tire sizing is pretty esoteric. Go by the size...

Tire sizing is pretty esoteric. Go by the size printed on the tire thatís currently on the rim. I think some sellers just measure the rim diameter and use that in their ad copy. That is not the tire...
07-10-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 515
Posted By due ruote

Follow-up: I sanded the pads and rotors with...

Follow-up:
I sanded the pads and rotors with 220 emery cloth, cleaned the rotors with acetone, did a little truing and re-alignment. Also put a new cable and housing on the front, as I discovered a...
07-09-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By due ruote

Are you certain that the crank is properly...

Are you certain that the crank is properly torqued onto the BB?
07-07-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 515
Posted By due ruote

Good news. My calipers are marked Road, so I take...

Good news. My calipers are marked Road, so I take that to mean I should be able to get them working acceptably with my STI levers.
07-07-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 515
Posted By due ruote

The TA I linked replaces the noodle on a v-brake....

The TA I linked replaces the noodle on a v-brake. So I canít see it working here.
Problem Solvers apparently used to make an inline version, but unfortunately itís discontinued.
07-07-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 515
Posted By due ruote

Any reason Travel Agents wouldn't solve the cable...

Any reason Travel Agents wouldn't solve the cable pull issue? [edit] I see it says linear pull brakes only. Maybe this won't work, although I'm not sure why....
07-07-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 515
Posted By due ruote

Rotors are 200mm. I have read that they are...

Rotors are 200mm. I have read that they are pretty decent brakes. I think I just need to get them set up right.
07-07-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 515
Posted By due ruote

Thanks. You are probably right. I don't think...

Thanks. You are probably right. I don't think this bike has that many miles on it, and it seems unlikely that a full overhaul is necessary.
With regard to the guide you linked to, according to that...
07-07-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 515
Posted By due ruote

Yes, the ones I (OP) have use springs.

Yes, the ones I (OP) have use springs.
07-07-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 515
Posted By due ruote

I did manage to find it eventually. At least I...

I did manage to find it eventually. At least I think I did. The url says BB7 but the document is titled BBDB Overhaul and seems to be the right one....
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