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08-29-19, 09:21 AM
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Posted By Mr_Stop

Thanks and good suggestions. After I get some...

Thanks and good suggestions. After I get some miles, I will likely move to more modern components. I'm leaning more towards a semi compact setup of 52/36. I don't mind the tall chainring and it is...
08-29-19, 04:55 AM
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Views: 1,882
Posted By Mr_Stop

I was totally doubting you, but I'm a believer...

I was totally doubting you, but I'm a believer now!
08-29-19, 04:54 AM
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Views: 1,882
Posted By Mr_Stop

Thanks. I noticed the saddle position earlier as...

Thanks. I noticed the saddle position earlier as well. It has been moved forward a bit and now definitely within the "safe zone."
08-28-19, 08:22 PM
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Views: 1,882
Posted By Mr_Stop

Thanks! The funny thing is that the bike parts...

Thanks! The funny thing is that the bike parts haven't been so bad It is all the shoes, clothing, lighting, pedals, bags, etc that have added up.

As far as maintenance and tune-up, I'm pretty...
08-28-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,882
Posted By Mr_Stop

Here's some more recent pics. Sorry for the...

Here's some more recent pics. Sorry for the quality as it was turning dark.
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08-28-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,882
Posted By Mr_Stop

Back on the road

I got my bike back last Saturday. The axle was replaced and 7-spd freewheel and downtube shifters were swapped in along with a new chain. New cables, housings and handlebar tape completed the refresh...
08-15-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 489
Posted By Mr_Stop

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Thanks for sending out the parts!





While I should be taken care of, I'm going to try and make it down there to check it out. It's just a few miles down the road from me and sounds like a...
08-15-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,882
Posted By Mr_Stop

Wheels are currently in good shape. I think I may...

Wheels are currently in good shape. I think I may have a line on parts to repair my current axle to buy me some time.

I was leaning towards the Rubino Pro, thinking they might be more durable over...
08-15-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,882
Posted By Mr_Stop

Another setback. I'm starting to feel like I'll...

Another setback. I'm starting to feel like I'll never get to ride my bike :(

The guy that is tuning up my bike and installing the parts called last night. He said the rear axle is broken and...
08-15-19, 05:25 AM
Replies: 1,673
Views: 141,512
Posted By Mr_Stop

ISO 10x1x137mm Axle

ISO of QR rear axle for Shimano HB-1050 freewheel hub. Axle is 10x1x137mm. Also need cones, bearings & QR skewer.
08-14-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 489
Posted By Mr_Stop

Replacement axle & skewer - Vintage 105 hub

I discovered my rear axle & QR skewer is broken on my bike. It is a mid-late 1980's Shimano 105 hub with freewheel. Looking at the velobase, I believe the model is Shimano HB-1050 which I believe...
08-12-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,512
Posted By Mr_Stop

Thanks for the tip on having an Aldi employee...

Thanks for the tip on having an Aldi employee search their inventory! I had already been to 3 stores without luck. I went to the 4th and they were able to locate the last one available locally.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2,660
Views: 651,167
Posted By Mr_Stop

I have been scouring my local Aldi's, but nothing...

I have been scouring my local Aldi's, but nothing in Cincinnati so far. Wish Detroit was closer:(
08-04-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,882
Posted By Mr_Stop

New shoes have moved up the list :cry: ...

New shoes have moved up the list :cry:

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08-03-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,882
Posted By Mr_Stop

Yes, it was sourced from Asia by Marcel...

Yes, it was sourced from Asia by Marcel Calbourne. Unfortunately, I dont remember all the details from when he sold it to me (I was probably 16 at the time). I don't have the full specs, but it is...
08-03-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,882
Posted By Mr_Stop

I'm not sure. What's a good way to check?

I'm not sure. What's a good way to check?
08-02-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,882
Posted By Mr_Stop

Pretty much, just need to figure out the best...

Pretty much, just need to figure out the best chain lube:foo:

:lol:
08-02-19, 06:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,882
Posted By Mr_Stop

Thanks! In my research, there is a lot of...

Thanks! In my research, there is a lot of concern and anecdotal claims of side visibility and incidents. The bottle blink while not quite perfect seemed to be the most recommended side light...
08-01-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,882
Posted By Mr_Stop

And now that I have 10 posts, here's a pic of the...

And now that I have 10 posts, here's a pic of the bike I snapped on vacation last week.
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08-01-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,882
Posted By Mr_Stop

Parts are ordered. Here's where I'm at: ...

Parts are ordered. Here's where I'm at:

Improve general rideability and roadworthiness $178.33


New brake pads $37.94

- Kool Stop with brackets, X pads and salmon pads

7 Speed...
08-01-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,882
Posted By Mr_Stop

Thanks and good to know on the shifters! I...

Thanks and good to know on the shifters! I figured I could might be able to limit the 8th+click with the derailleur stops but not sure how well that would work. I actually just found and ordered some...
08-01-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,882
Posted By Mr_Stop

Is it possible to use an 8+ speed SIS shifter...

Is it possible to use an 8+ speed SIS shifter with a 7-spd freewheel? If so are their any drawbacks? Selection and availability of 7-spd shifters seams limited.
07-31-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,882
Posted By Mr_Stop

Hit the road this evening for about 10 miles with...

Hit the road this evening for about 10 miles with some decent hills (for someone out of shape anyway). I definitely struggled on the hills due to fitness and the lack of a climbing gear.

I had...
07-31-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,882
Posted By Mr_Stop

Thanks, I didn't know that existed. It's a fairly...

Thanks, I didn't know that existed. It's a fairly easy 7 1/2 mile ride for me, I'll have to go check it out!
07-30-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,882
Posted By Mr_Stop

That sounds like a great plan and order. Thanks!

That sounds like a great plan and order. Thanks!
07-30-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,882
Posted By Mr_Stop

I actually have an old mountain bike with Deore...

I actually have an old mountain bike with Deore XT that I was thinking about parting out. I'll have to look closely at the swap out option, or maybe see if I can sell the components to fund my road...
07-30-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,882
Posted By Mr_Stop

I'm in Cincinnati, OH and we have our fair share...

I'm in Cincinnati, OH and we have our fair share of hills around here. Almost any route out my door will take me to a moderate to serious climb.

I went down a rabbit hole last night and tried to...
07-29-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,882
Posted By Mr_Stop

I have been doing some brushing up on bike...

I have been doing some brushing up on bike technology. I guess I'm limited on the front chainring with my current crankset (I believe it is 130mm). Any reco's on crankset upgrade to utilize a...
07-29-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,882
Posted By Mr_Stop

Out of "retirement" - Upgrade my old Celo Europa

I recently re-experienced the joy in bike riding while on vacation last week. My son wanted to do his first triathlon and I thought, hey I have a bike you can use! The last time the bike was ridden...
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