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09-24-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6,527
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Posted By Salamandrine

New Acorn Mini Bag. :D:love::D ...

New Acorn Mini Bag. :D:love::D


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09-24-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 222
Posted By Salamandrine

Usually swapping out rear cogs is much easier and...

Usually swapping out rear cogs is much easier and more effective. One tooth back there is worth 3 or 4 in the front, on average. I was going to say something about 45/16 but figured you picked it for...
09-24-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 772
Posted By Salamandrine

Tell me again, why is 1X supposed to be better?? ...

Tell me again, why is 1X supposed to be better??

I don't see the logic. I can kind of understand if for mountain bikes. For me, a gravel bike is a bike you can ride on the road for 30 miles, then...
09-24-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 772
Posted By Salamandrine

I thought everyone would just skip over 13, and...

I thought everyone would just skip over 13, and go straight to 14, like with elevators.

It looks like an elephant trying to ride a bicycle. What are they thinking.
09-24-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 182
Posted By Salamandrine

There's a reason lugged and bonded aluminum...

There's a reason lugged and bonded aluminum frames fell out of favor. Bonds fail. The lugs can crack. I wouldn't count on an 80s Alan as being something that could be ridden like a vintage steel...
09-24-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 333
Posted By Salamandrine

True, but you'll get plenty of charm with a pen...

True, but you'll get plenty of charm with a pen too, whether you want it or not! :eek: :D
09-24-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 333
Posted By Salamandrine

Unless you have the requisite innate talent, and,...

Unless you have the requisite innate talent, and, are willing to spend years practicing, go with a pen. Maybe have a brush for back up. I tried both ways a few years back and there's no contest.
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09-23-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,752
Posted By Salamandrine

Good job and looks great to me. Now it should...

Good job and looks great to me. Now it should last at least another 75 years or so. Perhaps slip a note into the frame documenting the restoration. That's what instrument restorers do, essentially.
09-23-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 922
Posted By Salamandrine

Oh man. You are a bad person! Do not tempt me...

Oh man. You are a bad person! Do not tempt me with that! Nooooo!!!!! I have too many bikes already. :lol:
09-23-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 339
Posted By Salamandrine

A couple points: Those late 80s Super...

A couple points:

Those late 80s Super Grizzlies are super nice mountain bikes. One of the very best from that period. If you wanted to spend money to outfit like a new Rivendell, it wouldn't be...
09-23-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 423
Posted By Salamandrine

Yes, those are the pads. Dual compound...

Yes, those are the pads. Dual compound (red/black) koolstop 'dura' pads. The all black ones are the least squeak prone. The all red ones stop best when it's wet. Black/red is a good compromise. It's...
09-23-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 339
Posted By Salamandrine

Ugh, oops. That's what comes with reading posts...

Ugh, oops. That's what comes with reading posts before coffee... :innocent: :o
09-23-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 922
Posted By Salamandrine

There you go. I guess C Record was not an...

There you go. I guess C Record was not an improvement then....

Does anyone know if the Dura Ace 7400 cranks were 2000 series aluminum? That would tend to explain the better durability vs NR/SR....
09-23-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 922
Posted By Salamandrine

It's possible. Not that I've heard of but I could...

It's possible. Not that I've heard of but I could find out.

FWIW, my favorite modern cranks is the current version of the Sugino Mighty Tour. Made from 200x alloy instead of 60xx. Much stronger....
09-23-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 922
Posted By Salamandrine

Nope. They all break. ^^^ (referring to sugino et...

Nope. They all break. ^^^ (referring to sugino et al)

You see more broken campy because that's what 99% of racers used.
09-23-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 339
Posted By Salamandrine

That's what I run on my Rivendell Clem, but...

That's what I run on my Rivendell Clem, but homebrewed because I wanted silver non disc hubs. rhynolites aren't that heavy, 550g IIRC. The non disk Deore hubs are also considerably lighter. So it...
09-23-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 339
Posted By Salamandrine

What's wrong with the wheels it came with? ...

What's wrong with the wheels it came with?

Prebuilt wheels for MTB that aren't disc? Probably not. Times have changed. Also, those are probably 130 OLD wheels on there, which is no longer the...
09-23-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 537
Posted By Salamandrine

For the Masi, absolutely gum hoods. BITD you...

For the Masi, absolutely gum hoods. BITD you could have any color you wanted, as long as it was gum. I ran black on my Masi for a while, because the LBS was out of campy hoods except for Gran Sport,...
09-23-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 431
Posted By Salamandrine

PVC is never going to work. Get a piece of heavy...

PVC is never going to work. Get a piece of heavy steel pipe with the right ID.

The last time I had to do this I took it to the LBS for installation, because, even though I was a pro mechanic and...
09-22-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 423
Posted By Salamandrine

Well that's a great looking build! Congrats! Is...

Well that's a great looking build! Congrats! Is that a freewheel or a fixed gear? 44 or 45t front and 17 was a pretty common choice BITD. For flatter areas 45/16 should be fine.

+1 on the Koolstop...
09-22-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 431
Posted By Salamandrine

I hate vernier calipers because they remind me...

I hate vernier calipers because they remind me I'm too old to read them anymore without grabbing reading glasses. :notamused:
09-22-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 922
Posted By Salamandrine

OK, one failure technically. Campy NR. Classic...

OK, one failure technically. Campy NR. Classic web crack. I rode it for at least a year after it got the crack, probably longer, maybe 100 miles/week. Eventually pulled it off. I've never actually...
09-22-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 922
Posted By Salamandrine

I'm still not buying the notion that they were...

I'm still not buying the notion that they were worse than other cranks from the time period. Stronglight 93/105 didn't crack, but the soft alloy caused other issues. AFAIK Brandt went directly from...
09-22-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 417
Posted By Salamandrine

Dang I hate when that happens!! :lol: I had...

Dang I hate when that happens!! :lol:

I had a 72 for a long time. Now that I have a nervex lugged PX10, I miss the plain lugs. Grass is always greener... I don't think there's any actual...
09-22-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 922
Posted By Salamandrine

I've broken two cranks right in the middle. Not...

I've broken two cranks right in the middle. Not campy. I only ever broke one clean off. After that I learned my lesson and inspect cranks for cracks periodically.

Pedal eye breaks can happen. This...
09-21-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 222
Posted By Salamandrine

Try to tap them out backwards in the holders on...

Try to tap them out backwards in the holders on the bike. If they don't move then...

Most common old school method was:

Remove shoes from bike,
Squeeze the rubber part only in a vise
Tap off...
09-21-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 922
Posted By Salamandrine

That's the thing. They were on almost every...

That's the thing. They were on almost every racer's bike, precisely because they are reliable. When 99% of the high mileage crowd rode campy, of course you are going to see more cracked ones. If you...
09-21-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 196
Posted By Salamandrine

They would match as the bike appears to be...

They would match as the bike appears to be Superbe equipped.
09-21-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,087
Posted By Salamandrine

I noticed that it was yellow, and it said...

I noticed that it was yellow, and it said "Colnago" on it, and that it had rim brakes. Anything else I don't know about.
09-20-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 332
Posted By Salamandrine

I think you're good, if all is snug. Give it a...

I think you're good, if all is snug. Give it a test ride.

Chainline - if you look at it from the back and the chain looks basically straight, and it's not snaking excessively, it should be fine....
09-20-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 332
Posted By Salamandrine

Ah, Swiss threads. Grabbing a UN55 for one of...

Ah, Swiss threads. Grabbing a UN55 for one of those is a bit difficult...

By not work out I mean do the crankarms contact the BB rings when fully torqued on? If the BB is in as snug as possible,...
09-20-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 196
Posted By Salamandrine

I vote for brown tape. Brown velvet tape was a...

I vote for brown tape. Brown velvet tape was a thing on Japanese bikes in the 80s. Too bad you can't find it anymore. I'd settle for brown cotton. I feel like James May today.

Maybe swap out the...
09-20-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 332
Posted By Salamandrine

103 is way too short. 110 is probably too short...

103 is way too short. 110 is probably too short too. You don't really know till you torque the crank on. It will go up the taper a few mm farther than test fit. I hope you have a crank puller for...
09-20-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 390
Posted By Salamandrine

I used to occasionally. Typically only when...

I used to occasionally. Typically only when commuting, back in the 90s, when I was a gen x slacker on my way home before band practice.
09-20-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 332
Posted By Salamandrine

It should work if the length is right. IME 93...

It should work if the length is right. IME 93 cranks fit JIS spindles pretty well. JIS might be a hair fat, but old 93 cranks a typically a hair enlarged from previous installation and removal, so it...
09-20-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 602
Posted By Salamandrine

Racers used to often write their names on their...

Racers used to often write their names on their tires, to keep track of whose wheels were whose.

Nice Bob Roll story.
09-19-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,538
Posted By Salamandrine

That's what I though when I read that. Jealousy?...

That's what I though when I read that. Jealousy? Are you effin kidding me? I don't give a rat's ass about that middle of the line Nishiki someone bought on craigslist. If there is a potential safety...
09-19-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,538
Posted By Salamandrine

There are a lot of bent forks out there. Many...

There are a lot of bent forks out there. Many times when people say that fork looks bent, it's because it is.
09-18-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By Salamandrine

Yes. Broken axles and the tracking will be off.

Yes. Broken axles and the tracking will be off.
09-18-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,233
Posted By Salamandrine

Bump. C'mon now. It's the 18th already. Whad'ya...

Bump. C'mon now. It's the 18th already. Whad'ya got?
09-18-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By Salamandrine

Motobecane stuck with 27" throughout the 70s for...

Motobecane stuck with 27" throughout the 70s for their clincher bikes. In the last year ('79) they introduced 700c for the Grand Record only.
09-18-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 425
Posted By Salamandrine

Normally am I just as cynical. Dork disks are a...

Normally am I just as cynical. Dork disks are a little different though. They won't prevent a chain from getting stuck between the freewheel and the spokes, though they help a bit I suppose. They...
09-17-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,454
Posted By Salamandrine

I've always found that Ashtabula bottom brackets...

I've always found that Ashtabula bottom brackets and old school American style one piece cranks are extremely easy to overhaul. In a way this one piece design was superior to cottered cranks. If it...
09-17-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,115
Posted By Salamandrine

If I were you I would concentrate on eating as...

If I were you I would concentrate on eating as much food as possible. :lol:

Besides that, maybe visit Fairweather / Blue Lu (https://fairweather.cc/)g and Grand Bois...
09-17-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 425
Posted By Salamandrine

I guess you guys aren't dorky enough to...

I guess you guys aren't dorky enough to appreciate a good dork disk. ;) I admit I took mine off my Super Mirage when I was 13, cuz it wasn't cool. Must have really slowed me down too. ;) That was...
09-17-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,214
Posted By Salamandrine

Agreed, reviewer error. That's what I concluded...

Agreed, reviewer error. That's what I concluded after reading some other reviews, as well as Raleigh's info on it.
09-17-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 425
Posted By Salamandrine

WD40 to get off the grease and gunk. Goo Gone...

WD40 to get off the grease and gunk. Goo Gone would work too. Don't use abrasives, at least not on the plastic part. You could use orange cleaner and/or detergent and water if you have lots of spare...
09-17-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,214
Posted By Salamandrine

Could have been used out of ignorance. Perhaps...

Could have been used out of ignorance. Perhaps I've gotten too cynical lately.

I was curious so I looked at this a little more closely, by looking at the write up at the Raleigh website and...
09-17-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By Salamandrine

Likewise, the conventional thing would have been...

Likewise, the conventional thing would have been to remove the chain first. It would have been extremely weird to take apart a front derailleur in order to remove it. Chains got removed all the time...
09-17-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By Salamandrine

Geez, you used to split chains with a chain tool....

Geez, you used to split chains with a chain tool. Poor kids today know nothing. Taking a derailleur apart to remove the chain is ridiculous.

I've split and reattached thousands of chains, all...
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