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11-21-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,133
Posted By easyupbug

Could not agree more. This summer I re-plumbed...

Could not agree more. This summer I re-plumbed our 1940's hand hewed log cabin pulling all the galvanized pipe out of the crawl space. I love copper having spent 32 years in the copper industry,...
11-17-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 980
Posted By easyupbug

My worst went through a garage fire. Rubber and...

My worst went through a garage fire. Rubber and plastic gone, frame blasted and painted and saved but the record groupset was scraped by the owner with what must have been a...
11-17-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,282
Posted By easyupbug

No fall colors here but one of my bikes has fall...

No fall colors here but one of my bikes has fall colors....
11-17-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 686
Posted By easyupbug

As rccardr says Franklin Frames and maybe someone...

As rccardr says Franklin Frames and maybe someone near you can do fabulous work but a full chroming will be $$$. I have used Quality Plating in Sterling, IL for less demanding work on my rescues and...
11-12-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,899
Posted By easyupbug

I use the tried and true approach and shellac the...

I use the tried and true approach and shellac the tape, it stays cleaner than cork which I also use, it cleans up very nicely with denatured alcohol and lasts for years, then when it needs a touch up...
11-12-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,899
Posted By easyupbug

Is the result of using hockey tape as un-padded...

Is the result of using hockey tape as un-padded as say Newbaum's cotton cloth handlebar tape? I have two bikes with Newbaum's and love the look but generally much prefer some padding for comfort and...
11-10-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 940
Posted By easyupbug

If all of this is not enough, when you get the...

If all of this is not enough, when you get the beautifully polished peace put an aluminum sealer on it to resist oxidation. I use Wolfgang MetallWerk but others are just as good. Auto parts houses...
11-07-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 909
Posted By easyupbug

Coffee/Vintage Steel and/or Tap Room/Vintage...

Coffee/Vintage Steel and/or Tap Room/Vintage Steel shops to me are labors of love and I search them out.
11-07-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 963
Views: 161,036
Posted By easyupbug

Oh yes it would, a charming anti-war movie...

Oh yes it would, a charming anti-war movie classic.
11-07-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,899
Posted By easyupbug

Same here and the same conclusion, I now have...

Same here and the same conclusion, I now have black, red, blue and white.
11-07-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 649
Posted By easyupbug

Risk is a function of likelihood and consequence,...

Risk is a function of likelihood and consequence, even with a low likelihood of blowout failure if you are hitting 70kph or high speed "twisty" descents you might want to carefully consider the...
11-06-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 535
Posted By easyupbug

I can't really recall my impression of the only...

I can't really recall my impression of the only RB-1 I had briefly several years ago, I still have a Treviso, Montello and Asolo.
11-06-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,057
Posted By easyupbug

I will be interested in the responses as I have...

I will be interested in the responses as I have not touched one of these in 40 years, nor have I ever re-built one or had a NOS hub, but back in the day we used a little 20wt when available of 30wt...
Replies: 17
Views: 666
Posted By easyupbug

Even without this depressed C&V market you...

Even without this depressed C&V market you probably will do better selling off the parts and giving away the frame. If you are lucky good Shimano components, a nice chrome Tange replacement fork...
11-03-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,641
Posted By easyupbug

My favorite is also the most common, a simple...

My favorite is also the most common, a simple "Nice old bike" as they blow past me.
11-03-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By easyupbug

Wow Ben, I worked in the PRC 2005 to 2010 the...

Wow Ben, I worked in the PRC 2005 to 2010 the closest thing to a high end shops were Giant factory stores.
11-03-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,035
Posted By easyupbug

No doubt, early 2000 Raleigh 500 (7005 aluminum...

No doubt, early 2000 Raleigh 500 (7005 aluminum frame), you could loose fillings with the ride.
11-02-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,060
Posted By easyupbug

I have dealt with arthritis in my hands for years...

I have dealt with arthritis in my hands for years and the advise above is good. When I got a set of "tubeless ready rims" I found how important rim design is in mounting. This post and the comments...
10-29-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,667
Posted By easyupbug

Don, I have only seen days on end like that when...

Don, I have only seen days on end like that when working in Nanchang, PRC, which the Chinese call one the four furnaces of China. Office was across the 7 lane road from my hotel but had to go down...
10-27-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 369
Posted By easyupbug

If these are C&V lug frames someone with lug...

If these are C&V lug frames someone with lug experience is wise to find. I have had work done and seen work in Portland and Tucson with too much powder thinning at the sharp edges of lugs, BB, etc. ...
10-27-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,328
Posted By easyupbug

A craftsperson's labor of love, always...

A craftsperson's labor of love, always appreciated, thanks for posting.
10-24-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By easyupbug

Back when 8 speeds were popular I bought...

Back when 8 speeds were popular I bought correcting spacers from Wheels Manufacturing (still ride the bike) and also ran a Jtec Shiftmate #1...
10-23-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By easyupbug

I believe I am using the same red anodized...

I believe I am using the same red anodized aluminum spacers as SJX426 for the same reason. IIRC they were made by Wheels Manufacturing, worked great and I would love my saved searches on Fleabay or...
10-21-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 539
Posted By easyupbug

I paid $85 a couple years ago with a local frame...

I paid $85 a couple years ago with a local frame builder, he also cold set to 130 in his frame table. The brazing and prep does a job on the chrome within an inch or so of the drop out. I live with...
10-18-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 509
Posted By easyupbug

You are not alone. I have five dusty frames...

You are not alone. I have five dusty frames hanging up that are just stuck. My only carbon I don't know what to do with, two with unresolved paint issues, one with two dings in a chrome seat tube...
10-17-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,213
Posted By easyupbug

My Portland OR and WY chains don't get 6,000 but...

My Portland OR and WY chains don't get 6,000 but my AZ ones can, especially the 8 speeds, wide bike lanes that are keep swept up keep everything clean and I admit to going over board on preventive...
10-17-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,974
Posted By easyupbug

Correct. I supervised vendor evaluations in the...

Correct. I supervised vendor evaluations in the PRC before retiring and can tell end runs and unauthorized runs can be problem for buyers and manufacturers. Quality of materials can range from no...
10-14-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By easyupbug

If an odd bearing it is difficult, but worth a...

If an odd bearing it is difficult, but worth a look at the bearings that came with the headset and get the angle of the taper printed on the side of the bearing, I have been lucky to find another...
10-14-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,011
Posted By easyupbug

Thinking about this thread for a few days the...

Thinking about this thread for a few days the only C&V that consistently under wowed me are black. I currently have three and they are fine machines, a custom, 979 and a smoked black Tommasini and I...
10-14-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By easyupbug

Sorry I can't help with measurements, too many...

Sorry I can't help with measurements, too many variables, your weight, extension out of the frame (lever arm), etc. I did one fluted Laprade from the early '80s, the gouges where localized at the...
10-13-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Posted By easyupbug

As I got older my feet widened and I got tingling...

As I got older my feet widened and I got tingling in the toes, Shimano and Sidi "wide" shoes took care of it maybe 5 or 6 years ago. Nerve compression and/or blood circulation are usually the...
10-11-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 610
Posted By easyupbug

I have only done two DA and an Ultegra well used...

I have only done two DA and an Ultegra well used hub sets and found Shimano's nice thick flanges with obvious grooves the spokes had left in the hubs. These indents were not a problem with Sapin and...
10-07-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 668
Posted By easyupbug

I...

I used:https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/899260-guide-repairing-shimano-600-6400-sti-levers.html
Worked out well.
10-07-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 491
Posted By easyupbug

Thanks for posting it was a pleasure to watch. I...

Thanks for posting it was a pleasure to watch. I have had good success with Barge Cement which I find easy to use. I would probably use goo-gone (goof off, etc.) to try and remove the Barge Cement...
10-03-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By easyupbug

Looking forward to hearing how it goes, as you...

Looking forward to hearing how it goes, as you have both and have no reason to give it a go.
10-02-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,187
Posted By easyupbug

My son-in-law is 6'-5", rides a 62 and IIRC is at...

My son-in-law is 6'-5", rides a 62 and IIRC is at the 99.5% height percentile for American men so it may take you some time to get something close to what you want.
10-02-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By easyupbug

I run a #1...

I run a #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) and #3 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) , finding them flawless and I would not...
10-01-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 624
Posted By easyupbug

My only Peugeot was a UO-8 from back in the 70s...

My only Peugeot was a UO-8 from back in the 70s but I don't recall clear on the fork socks, I would have lost a bet that it was there.
09-28-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,837
Posted By easyupbug

As Andrew said I have had good results with Evapo...

As Andrew said I have had good results with Evapo Rust.
09-28-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 738
Posted By easyupbug

It is true carbon fiber in this context is strong...

It is true carbon fiber in this context is strong in tension and weak in compression but the resins used to build the dropout are strong in compression and weak in tension so it is the combination of...
09-28-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By easyupbug

I would give https://www.motionpro.com/c/cables?...

I would give https://www.motionpro.com/c/cables? a call, if they can't help they should know others in the cable industry who might be helpful.
09-25-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,311
Posted By easyupbug

For me, as a life long tinkerer bumping 70 I have...

For me, as a life long tinkerer bumping 70 I have found bikes meet my tinkering needs, get me out in this beautiful World and the exercise is a pleasure. When I stumbled onto this place with a...
09-25-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By easyupbug

This came up a few days ago, your chain may not...

This came up a few days ago, your chain may not fit, as posted by ThermionicScott:2.2.1 Chordal Action (http://chain-guide.com/basics/2-2-1-chordal-action.html)
09-22-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,332
Posted By easyupbug

Can't argue with you, we spend months every year...

Can't argue with you, we spend months every year in Portland and over the river in Vancouver and while the streets are basically unfriendly compared with our winter place (4 to 8' swept bike lanes...
09-22-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By easyupbug

When these reports like you posted started coming...

When these reports like you posted started coming out I started lubing the cables inside the cable holder in the shifters periodically with Tri-flow, the one with the long needle dispenser and know I...
09-21-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,333
Posted By easyupbug

I boycott Trek for throwing LeMond to the curb in...

I boycott Trek for throwing LeMond to the curb in 2008.
09-21-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,564
Posted By easyupbug

Exactly

It was not really what I would call hilarity but shock, I was on my baby at the time, a brand spanking new Campagnolo state of the art 50/34 arm careening down the asphalt, I felt horrible.
09-19-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 319
Posted By easyupbug

Shim stock which is available in 0.0005...

Shim stock which is available in 0.0005 increments is used to get as perfect a fit as possible which is what I would want if I were inclined to try shimming, but I think 3alarmer has the safer...
09-18-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By easyupbug

As usual what HillRider said, your races would...

As usual what HillRider said, your races would become the limiting factor with the $$$ bearings, basically a waste.
09-18-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By easyupbug

Wow, I just hope he liked the ride, does it look...

Wow, I just hope he liked the ride, does it look like the saddle leather was well used or not, a success or not so much?
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