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12-01-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,755
Posted By Wrong Planet

(this may be the most interesting question ever asked)

...And no one knows the answer to it but you. It's best that way, actually. While there are several accepted methods for going about it, being ignorant of what they are can actually be your greatest...
11-26-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 312
Posted By GrainBrain

Here's a pricey option:...

Here's a pricey option: https://darkspeedworks.com/blog-11speed.htm
11-23-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1981) RIGI

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Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,714
Posted By jamesdak

In my experience with lots of triples over the...

In my experience with lots of triples over the years the only "shifting issue" is the person setting up the FD. Just sayin' ;)

As a note for the OP, if looking for a triple solution see what...
11-19-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 699
Posted By T-Mar

Superbe was introduced for the 1977 model year...

Superbe was introduced for the 1977 model year and produced through to the end of 1986. It was friction only. Superbe Pro debuted in 1981 and was manufactured through to SunTour's demise in 1994. It...
11-19-19, 05:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 699
Posted By T-Mar

I've never seen "Alpha 9000". Suntour assigned...

I've never seen "Alpha 9000". Suntour assigned the 9000 number to the Accushift version of Sprint and the Accushift version of Cyclone got the 7000 designation. The only Alpha groups were 5000 and...
11-17-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 78,721
Posted By theMotoMan

1992 Trek 750 Gravel Bike Build

Here is my newly built 1992 Trek 750 Gravel Bike build. Scored the bike off of Craigslist for $160 and then used a few parts that I had laying around, plus a bunch more from Craigslist and then...
11-15-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,272
Posted By Alzerbster

I can't believe how many different ways there are...

I can't believe how many different ways there are to clean and lube a chain, and the discussion it brings about. I certainly found out i was using the wrong lube for the conditions I ride in. The...
11-15-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 510
Posted By nomadmax

I have a tool by Nitto I can lend you anytime you...

I have a tool by Nitto I can lend you anytime you want. It works great.

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11-14-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,111
Posted By chas58

that blue and orange could come out sharp....

that blue and orange could come out sharp. Looking forward to seeing the build.

Probably nicer than this purdy $15K purple Titanium bike (I like the bike, but 15k?)...
11-14-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 828
Posted By trailangel

Ya, put that tire on your front wheel and report...

Ya, put that tire on your front wheel and report back how it goes.
11-14-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 828
Posted By WizardOfBoz

It may be that the bead is just nicked (and that...

It may be that the bead is just nicked (and that the bead wire or Kevlar is not broken). And it may be that the mechanical joint (that is, the bead and bead seat) is so geometrically stable that it...
11-13-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 392
Posted By La Brea Bike

Finished my Grail today... Litespeed Excess....

So, a little later than my usual "old" bikes, but this frame is an '03 Litespeed Ultimate. I decided to pull most of the stops except for building a carbon wheelset. Full Dura-Ace 9100, CK Hubs and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 508
Posted By Dave Mayer

Big assumption: that the OP has 8-speed Dura-Ace...

Big assumption: that the OP has 8-speed Dura-Ace shifters. If so, then only a 740X series rear derailleur will index correctly with the Dura-Ace shifters (downtube or brifters).

Installing a...
11-08-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,015
Posted By DrIsotope

If you are hot waxing a chain there is absolutely...

If you are hot waxing a chain there is absolutely no need to clean the chain between applications of hot wax
11-07-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,015
Posted By DrIsotope

You're overthinking it. When the wax is cold in...

You're overthinking it. When the wax is cold in the pot, you can pop the "puck" out, and shave the icky bottom part off with pretty much anything. A butter knife works. I use a little scrap of...
11-06-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,819
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

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Origin 8 makes a face plate quill stem. If you look...
11-05-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,819
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

For this industrial/transportation designer, he...

For this industrial/transportation designer, he (I) lament the post straight-arm stems a la Cinelli 1A and really anything else Nitto/Specialized etc.

I really do like the quill stem adapters and...
11-05-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,819
Posted By jyl

Battle of The Quill Open-Face Stems!

Okay, after a long hiatus, I'm building a bike.

Actually, I'm not personally building my bike, but my friend is.

What happened is, he got tired of seeing the ex-Velocult NOS Look Bernard...
11-05-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 58,553
Posted By squirtdad

30 ml/1 oz I would think so their marketing...

30 ml/1 oz I would think so their marketing talks about foaming, yes, removable valve core and then I have a syringe thing with maybe a 10-15 cm hose (4 to 6 inches)
11-05-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By speedevil

I can say with certainty that the 7403 freehub...

I can say with certainty that the 7403 freehub will handle a 10 speed cassette. I had a set of very nice 7400 hubs with a 7401 freehub. Since 7403 freehubs are basically unobtanium, I was lucky...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2,837
Views: 719,377
Posted By Texas Aggie

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Swapped out the old Campy Protons and older...
11-03-19, 04:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By randyjawa

In my world and opinion, seeking that last...

In my world and opinion, seeking that last special component, to complete a build, is part of the fun/frustration/reward, That said, I never allow not having the correct component from keeping me off...
11-02-19, 11:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,505
Posted By Miele Man

I put a pair of downtube or stem mount shifters...

I put a pair of downtube or stem mount shifters onto modified Suicide Brake lever protrusions where the Suicide Brake lever used to go.
...
11-02-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,083
Posted By cyccommute

The best “two bolt” seatpost I’ve ever used has...

The best “two bolt” seatpost I’ve ever used has been Race Face’s cantilever seat collar posts. You can see it on this bike

https://live.staticflickr.com/942/43590931351_4706c662c2_k.jpg...
10-30-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 470
Posted By jjhabbs

New Video Crank Addict's Teledyne!

Hey guys,
During the Chicago area ride Crank Addict brought his Teledyne over. We did a video of it. Check it out




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwVE4jm9tLY&feature=youtu.be


JJ
10-30-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 451
Posted By TenGrainBread

I thought that Phil Wood would make you one if...

I thought that Phil Wood would make you one if you custom ordered it?
10-29-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,609
Posted By rosefarts

Before YouTube, I had Magura rim brakes and...

Before YouTube, I had Magura rim brakes and managed to properly assemble them without issues. Also done half a dozen different cars and trucks. I'm pretty sure I could handle maintenance on a hydro...
10-29-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,609
Posted By squirtdad

I think that everyone has a place where they are...

I think that everyone has a place where they are comfortable with a technology and have to give themselves a nudge (or not) to push to into a new variation

Indexed shifting is an example for me. ...
10-28-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 563
Posted By Salamandrine

Kool Stop says these will fit your holders: ...

Kool Stop says these will fit your holders:

Kool Stop International - High Performance Bicycle Brake Pads Since 1977 (http://www.koolstop.com/english/c89series.html)
10-27-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,609
Posted By scarlson

I see it as a bigger problem. If you can't...

I see it as a bigger problem.

If you can't repair a thing, you're prisoner to the people who can. You pay them, so you can continue owning your thing. Granted, you could own the thing and just...
10-27-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,609
Posted By T-Mar

+1. Resistance to technological developments...

+1. Resistance to technological developments increases with age. When we're young, we eagerly adopt new developments but not so much when we're seniors. When the bike boom hit in the early 1970s, I...
10-26-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,609
Posted By TenGrainBread

I think this idea about advancing complexity is...

I think this idea about advancing complexity is wrong. A brifter is no more complex than an old Sturmey Archer IGH to overhaul. Hydraulic brakes are mechanically very simple systems. Just because...
10-26-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,111
Posted By Bryan C.

The stainless freehub is more durable but heavier...

The stainless freehub is more durable but heavier than the aluminum version. Swap the pawls and springs over, install the appropriate through axle end cap and you are good to go.

I would keep...
10-23-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,530
Posted By Hiro11

Things I've regretted: - Most every OEM...

Things I've regretted:
- Most every OEM wheelset that I've ever had come on a bike. Unless you spend a fairly serious amount of money, you're going to get surprisingly crappy wheels with most bikes....
10-18-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 78,721
Posted By Phamilton

Yup - I failed to mention earlier that I called...

Yup - I failed to mention earlier that I called Shimano first. They suggested a shop that was something like a 2 hour drive and we didnít have a car at the time. I asked them about the local Trek...
10-17-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 495
Posted By mpetry912

nice pics. they are cool parts ! Here's a...

nice pics. they are cool parts !

Here's a 7850, new in box. End of the evolution, best rear hub ever. Has the titanium freehub body

I'm going to build it up and use it for a rear wheel on my...
10-17-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,050
Posted By seypat

Wow, just wow!

Wow, just wow!
10-16-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 544
Posted By mpetry912

I think it is great that some people are thinking...

I think it is great that some people are thinking outside the "all campagnolo" box.

good for you for mixin it up a bit

Mark Petry
Bainbridge Island, WA USA
10-11-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 381
Posted By dsbrantjr

Did you form the cable housing to its approximate...

Did you form the cable housing to its approximate final shape before you cut it? If you left it straight while cutting it, when you bend it to its working shape you will stress the strands in just...
10-10-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,254
Posted By 79pmooney

This might be out of your price range, but take a...

This might be out of your price range, but take a look:

https://www.velonews.com/2019/10/bikes-and-tech/how-lennard-zinn-and-ian-thompson-built-an-unbreakable-road-bike-for-heavy-riders_500561
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By MoAlpha

As I understand it, "flexibility" is a simplified...

As I understand it, "flexibility" is a simplified term used to signify forward pelvic rotation, which is what you need to do to assume a low, position over the bars. The "sit bones" or ischial spines...
10-05-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,635
Posted By honcho

SKS Rennkompressor, made in Germany, available...

SKS Rennkompressor, made in Germany, available for under $60 from many places.

product information at https://www.sks-germany.com/en/products/rennkompressor/

Was formerly available as the Zefal...
10-04-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,075
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Masi61, Sorry for the delayed response. My...

Masi61,

Sorry for the delayed response. My bikes all have rim brakes. The Avoirdupois system is a system of weights - using pounds and ounces. And I work in medical research (and am, as we all...
09-30-19, 04:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 653
Posted By nomadmax

Now I don't feel so bad about putting modern...

Now I don't feel so bad about putting modern stuff on mine :D

No steel bike I've ever ridden or raced handles like this one.
...
09-29-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,254
Posted By adipe

a steel frame would be a better bet for clydes....

a steel frame would be a better bet for clydes. by that i do not mean ordinary CrMo.

i had a bike (until it was stolen) with such an alloy that it had 0.38mm on the downtube wall thickness....
09-28-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By iab

Yes it is. 2009. Serial number A002, the second...

Yes it is. 2009. Serial number A002, the second production unit made. Originally I put aluminum Centaur on it but a friend upgraded to EPS and he sold me his Super Record for nearly what I wound...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-25-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

https://www.paragonmachineworks.com/frame-building...

https://www.paragonmachineworks.com/frame-building-parts/miscellaneous/bosses/ms1005-stainless-steel-water-bottle-boss.html Andy
09-25-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,381
Posted By nomadmax

I hesitate to add this as I'm far from an expert...

I hesitate to add this as I'm far from an expert and cycling techniques vary from rider to rider. If it works for you then it's right; despite the next guy saying "you're doing it wrong". All that...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-23-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By dsaul

Those dropouts were made in the USA, but that...

Those dropouts were made in the USA, but that hole was made by the builder. It looks like a Di2 sized port, but it should work fine with a cable housing ferrule butted against it. There are shifter...
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