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08-25-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 667
Posted By revcp

Buy a cheapy seatpost for using the stand. Take...

Buy a cheapy seatpost for using the stand. Take the existing seatpost and saddle out when it's time to do some work, stick the cheapy in and crank that baby down.
08-14-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 359
Posted By revcp

Not problematic at all. One of the best and most...

Not problematic at all. One of the best and most solid racks made, Old Man Mountain, is a QR rack.
08-13-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By revcp

Thanks. Not a bad idea, although tolerances...

Thanks. Not a bad idea, although tolerances these days are so spot on I can't imagine it would be off.
08-13-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By revcp

Spoke Length

I'm building up a set of offseason wheels for my fatbike. Just want to double check that my spoke length is looking good before purchase. The hubs are Hope Evo 2 Pro Fatsno on the front (150mm) ...
08-13-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6,856
Views: 2,422,977
Posted By revcp

Thanks. Those are Vittoria Randonneur Pro 1.5". ...

Thanks. Those are Vittoria Randonneur Pro 1.5".
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08-13-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6,856
Views: 2,422,977
Posted By revcp

Thanks. Th

Thanks. Th
Forum: Fatbikes
08-12-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,239
Posted By revcp

Just ordered a pair of rims to build up offseason...

Just ordered a pair of rims to build up offseason (non winter) tires for my Salsa Beargrease. 29" Spank Oozy 345 in red.
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08-12-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By revcp

+1. If the cranks are wobbling then the issue is...

+1. If the cranks are wobbling then the issue is a loose crank bolt, maybe both. If the wobble has been allowed to go on to long, it's possible the square hole in the crank has been rounded and no...
07-26-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 796
Posted By revcp

If your max is 25mm and that's what you're...

If your max is 25mm and that's what you're riding, there's not a lot you can do but drop the air pressure a bit. Going tubeless will help avoid pinch flats at lower pressure. Also, a good "soft" tire...
Forum: Fatbikes
07-23-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,533
Posted By revcp

Look used. Last Sunday I picked up a 2017 carbon...

Look used. Last Sunday I picked up a 2017 carbon Beargrease ridden twice for $950. Even with stock wheelset--My Other Brother Darryl aluminum--with tubes, it's about 28 pounds. Unless you race, a...
07-09-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,287
Posted By revcp

I'm in agreement with pretty much everyone here

Like goldenboy , I have an '85 720, same color and size. I don't do fenders, so 700c 35mm Schwalbe Marathon Supremes fit with plenty of room to spare. And, by the way, it's a great tire. Got them 300...
07-06-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 491
Posted By revcp

Here's a good resource for rebuilding. They will...

Here's a good resource for rebuilding. They will also rebuild for you, and reasonably. Website says they don't overhaul pre 1999, but maybe give them a call to clarify. ...
07-06-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 555
Posted By revcp

My go to is usually donor bikes. Craigslist is...

My go to is usually donor bikes. Craigslist is littered with very low cost bikes with one or several issues, but they often have serviceable components. I've never had much luck trying to pick up...
06-22-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6,856
Views: 2,422,977
Posted By revcp

They don't show up often, but with everyone...

They don't show up often, but with everyone "needing" 650b, 29, etc., etc., 26" MTBs are occasionally treated as if they were boat anchors. The hardtail Scott Pro that I just missed sold for $250. ...
06-22-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6,856
Views: 2,422,977
Posted By revcp

Yeah, they are great frames. This is my fourth. ...

Yeah, they are great frames. This is my fourth. Back in the 80s I built up a Stumpjumper Sport that served as my tourer/commuter/car till I retired in in the mid 90s to buy an A1 (Aluminum)...
06-20-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6,856
Views: 2,422,977
Posted By revcp

'95 StumpJumper gravel bike

Stumbled on a '95 SJ M2 frameset (with headset) for cheap. Already had many of the parts--Deore crankset, Deore pedals, Soma Highway One bars, FSA CX brakes, Fizik Aliante saddle, Vittoria...
06-19-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 406
Posted By revcp

Shimano Sante Group

Good used condition Shimano Sante Group. Perfectly functional 7 speed index shifting. The are a few rubs and a few scratches in the group--rear derailleur, one of the brakes (photo) has a crack in...
06-17-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 666
Posted By revcp

That is brilliant, and it's part of what I love...

That is brilliant, and it's part of what I love about bicycles, the endless mods and tinkering.
06-17-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By revcp

Don't know who led/followed whom, but this is...

Don't know who led/followed whom, but this is what Shimano FDs (Ultegra and DA, at least) do starting with 11 speed. I think it's the rotating that requires the higher tension.
06-16-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,238
Posted By revcp

But consider all the ducks that have to die to...

But consider all the ducks that have to die to make the tape...
06-16-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By revcp

I'm voting for cable tension. A few years ago I...

I'm voting for cable tension. A few years ago I built up an 11 speed Ultegra and just could not keep the front derailleur from rubbing. I took it to the shop, which was humbling, and was told that...
06-14-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By revcp

Blue Loctite for derailleur pulley bolts

Picked up a 9 speed Campagnolo Veloce group. The jockey wheels were in need of replacement, so rather than take out a mortgage to purchase campy replacements and wait till 2025 for them to arrive in...
06-08-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By revcp

I stumbled onto Kingou a couple builds back and...

I stumbled onto Kingou a couple builds back and really like it.
06-04-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,346
Posted By revcp

Order 1/4 ball bearings from McMasters or...

Order 1/4 ball bearings from McMasters or Graingers and you'll be fine. I vote for tearing down and rebuilding the bottom bracket instead of just trying to tighten, wheel hubs and headset as well....
06-03-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,346
Posted By revcp

It's a basic square taper bottom bracket. They...

It's a basic square taper bottom bracket. They are surprisingly easy to do maintenance on, and when adjusted correctly spin as well as upscale new ones. You need this tool,...
06-03-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By revcp

Yeah, I should probably just toss it out in the...

Yeah, I should probably just toss it out in the back yard or throw it in the garbage. I like the Sante and should leave well enough alone, but I just like tinkering too much.

Oh, and the 27mm...
05-29-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By revcp

Not a cone wrench

which are 13mm to 17mm, and are for working on hubs. You need 30mm or 32mm spanners. Typically you purchase one spanner that has 30mm and 32mm ends. You need just one, as you can use an adjustable...
05-29-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 58,151
Views: 8,493,962
Posted By revcp

'84 Miyata One Thousand

Someone please rescue this fine bike from it's present owner. And ask them to throw in a few chain links.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/246583899927600/
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05-28-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By revcp

Thanks, darkhorse75 and DaveSSS . I had read...

Thanks, darkhorse75 and DaveSSS . I had read about the this-many-teeth, that-many-teeth business and the 26mm vs 27mm lock ring, but it was still confusing. So, just to make sure. I'm planning on...
05-28-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By revcp

Learning the Campagnolo secret handshake

Got a great deal on a Veloce 9 speed equipped bike. Decided to sell the frame and switch the Veloce over to my Sante equipped 1988 Miyata Twelve Hundred. Also found a good deal on a campy wheelset....
05-24-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3,159
Views: 277,876
Posted By revcp

ISO JIS Square Taper Spindle for 73mm bb

Hi, all. I'm building up a 1995 Stumpjumper frame. I have bb cups and lock ring, but u am in need of a 73mm JIS spindle, 125mm give or take. Anyone have something that would do in a bin?
05-21-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,155
Posted By revcp

I'm guessing a huge percentage of the bikes we...

I'm guessing a huge percentage of the bikes we are recovering never saw dirt. Their trail tires functioned for the owner essentially as playing cards in the spokes, a sound on pavement that made them...
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By revcp

If it's a bike that would fit you, that you would...

If it's a bike that would fit you, that you would ride and enjoy, and $466 won't keep you from paying the mortgage, it's probably a good deal. I think we can get hung up on whether something is a...
05-13-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 782
Posted By revcp

Depends on whether you want to do it all over...

Depends on whether you want to do it all over again. If you want to take it all apart anyway, remove everything, regrease and tighten again. And if that doesn't work, remove everything, clean it all,...
05-13-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 782
Posted By revcp

This. Remove and clean (degrease) the bottom...

This. Remove and clean (degrease) the bottom bracket and bb shell threads, put a bit of blue locktite on the threads and tighten to spec.
05-12-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By revcp

Looking forward to seeing what it looks like...

Looking forward to seeing what it looks like cleaned up. Sorry to hear the previous owner has Covid. He's lucky he didn't snap the seatpost or stem. Both look to be way above the min safety mark.
05-11-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 483
Posted By revcp

In my mind, one of the marks of "classic looking"...

In my mind, one of the marks of "classic looking" is lugged frames. None of the ones you list have lugged frames (and VO only does a classic "looking" frame as a custom project). There are other...
05-10-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 92
Posted By revcp

Rebuilding 1985 Trek 600

Got this one for $120, rebuilding for a friend.its actually in pretty good shape. Only two odd things.1, it has a triple Sakae crankset and Mountech RD. Otherwise it's stock. I'll post pics after...
05-07-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,745
Posted By revcp

I looked at this Lemond Zurich last week (didn't...

I looked at this Lemond Zurich last week (didn't buy it). Apart from the sloppy welding at the joints and the poor paint job it's a decent looking frame. From looking at it wouldn't know, apart from...
05-06-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By revcp

Mine is the same as yours. The most recent...

Mine is the same as yours. The most recent exploded diagram (and I found it plus all "small parts" from that year, and the technical manual at retrobike.co.uk in the archive gallery) has the same...
05-06-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By revcp

This is beautiful. This blow up really helps...

This is beautiful. This blow up really helps "explain" what a string or thread would be needed for in reassembly. Looks like a wrap or two around the "base" would be required to keep the springs...
05-06-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By revcp

I'll take a look at things when I get home, but...

I'll take a look at things when I get home, but it's definitely 1998. It's oem on a 1998 Cannondale R600 that has not been altered at all, even down to the original saddle.
05-06-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By revcp

Thank you!

Thank you!
05-05-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By revcp

I picked up the bike only a few days ago. I won't...

I picked up the bike only a few days ago. I won't have an opportunity to get at it till next weeke at the soonest. They may be fine. I've had the experience that a rear wheel will feel a bit rumbly...
05-05-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By revcp

Thanks so much! I had read that dealing with the...

Thanks so much! I had read that dealing with the bearings was fiddly, and the freehub is even more fiddly. I'm hoping McMaster or Grainger will have the bearings.
05-05-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By revcp

9 Speed Campagnolo Veloce

Greetings, all
I just purchased for next top nothing a bike with 9 speed Veloce (circle 1998). I'm not finding much info on the interwebs for this group, especially whether there's anything tricky...
04-25-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By revcp

1988 Miyata Twelve Hundred Seatpost Diameter

My understanding is that the Twelve Hundred takes a 27.0 seatpost. I purchased a used Thomson Elite for it, and it's too big. Anyone have any ideas what might be going on?
02-02-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,105
Posted By revcp

I've been away fro the AHU for a few years now...

I've been away fro the AHU for a few years now because of family scheduling challenges. Looking forward to getting back to it in 2021. Let me know what kinds of things you're looking for. I regularly...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-03-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By revcp

Thanks, hypno. I picked up a set of nearly new...

Thanks, hypno. I picked up a set of nearly new Egg 3s with an additional set of cleats and spacers. Looking forward to testing them out.
Forum: Fatbikes
11-27-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By revcp

Clipless pedal for Wolfgar

Got a great deal on a pair of nearly new Wolfgars. I'm thinking of going with Crank Brothers pedals. Wanting to keep it simplw and inexpensive, I'm looking at the eggbeater 1 or 2, the Candy C or...
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