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Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By 100bikes

What do the dropouts look like?

What do the dropouts look like?
01-14-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,181
Posted By 100bikes

Agreed that derailleur spring determines the...

Agreed that derailleur spring determines the float of the derailleur with both pulleys in the same vertical plane as the (largest, in this case) cog.
I still contend that the dropout alignment ...
01-13-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,181
Posted By 100bikes

Has the tandem fallen over? The photo makes is...

Has the tandem fallen over? The photo makes is look like the alignment of the B adjustment screw is off
center to the stop.

This could be the problem, as the jockey pulleys could be closer to the...
01-13-20, 04:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,181
Posted By 100bikes

Was your gearing customized? It sounds like...

Was your gearing customized?

It sounds like your chain is a bit(1 link or maybe 2) long. The derailleurs you use have limits of chain wrap
and customizing this might not have addressed this...
01-13-20, 04:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 473
Posted By 100bikes

Back to the issue at hand. Was the shifter you...

Back to the issue at hand. Was the shifter you installed new or used?

From re reading the posts, I am thinking you have a bad front shifter where the "indexing or pawls or whatever
you want to...
Forum: BMX
01-11-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 74
Posted By 100bikes

Mosh Serial numbers and general database

Anyone know of a database of Mosh bicycles? Having trouble identifying and dating what I have....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 872
Posted By 100bikes

You may have issues with warranty work in the US,...

You may have issues with warranty work in the US, as Orbea USA and any local Orbea dealer would
have "nothing in the game(ie $$$)" for your non USA sourced bicycle.

The bicycle will be virtually...
01-09-20, 04:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,089
Posted By 100bikes

The scrape or damage on the outermost edge of the...

The scrape or damage on the outermost edge of the rear derailleur indicates the bicycle fell over and derailleur hanger is bent.
It would be the root cause.

While you can align it by "cold...
01-08-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,089
Posted By 100bikes

Photos for sure. I believe that chain guide...

Photos for sure.

I believe that chain guide is a bit of a band-aid solution and would aid if the chain were jumping of the front end..

A chainwheel which is straight and true should allow...
01-07-20, 03:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By 100bikes

From your question, I assume you are trying to re...

From your question, I assume you are trying to re gear a bicycle.

Derailleurs and shifters will be the limiting factor at the extremes and correct chain length will be important as well.

Rule...
01-05-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,054
Posted By 100bikes

I uses them for all kinds of stuff - both bicycle...

I uses them for all kinds of stuff - both bicycle and non bicycle related.

For one, they are great for holding long extension cords and air hoses in a roll.

Also, I have some tools which come...
12-31-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By 100bikes

U-brakes are pressed on, and use compression to...

U-brakes are pressed on, and use compression to hold the springs in place.
They may have seized a bit, but should pull right off.

There may have been some overspray on the posts, so when you get...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-25-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By 100bikes

There isn't a standard for any particular bike....

There isn't a standard for any particular bike. There are round spoke wrenches that
cover multiple sizes, old school adjustable and the more "pro quality" wrenches that
fit only a particular...
12-20-19, 03:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 480
Posted By 100bikes

It appears the you have a left pedal and right...

It appears the you have a left pedal and right crank arm.
Curious how did someone get this combination to start threading in the first place?
Once they did get purchase, they would have applied a...
12-20-19, 03:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 617
Posted By 100bikes

Here is a hack if you don't have access to a...

Here is a hack if you don't have access to a rivnut gun.

What you need:

Socket or piece of metal tubing the matches the outside flange of the loose fitting exactly- this is the crucial piece.
...
12-17-19, 04:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By 100bikes

I would suggest a Suntour or Shimano freewheel...

I would suggest a Suntour or Shimano freewheel over a Regina for daily use.

I don't recall that Regina was well suited for index shifting - indexing was introduced by Shimano
with a system...
Forum: Great Lakes
12-17-19, 04:37 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,087
Posted By 100bikes

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Welcome from the southwest suburbs.
12-16-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,621
Posted By 100bikes

I stand corrected. My 1974 Buyers guide...

I stand corrected.

My 1974 Buyers guide lists Universal 61 Brakes on both the Le Champion and Grand Record, no mention of Team model.

The lower end models(Mirage and Nobly) list Weinmann and...
12-16-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By 100bikes

I don't know of a single definitive book covering...

I don't know of a single definitive book covering the top racers bicycles specifically, here are a couple thoughts:

The Bicycle The Myth and the Passion Franceso Baroni

The Bicycle - The...
12-16-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,621
Posted By 100bikes

French were pretty nationalistic, so most/all...

French were pretty nationalistic, so most/all components would be from French manufacturers.

Likely came with the Mafac brakes, but not the Weinmann(German) levers.
Can't clearly see the bars...
12-15-19, 04:42 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 8,653
Posted By 100bikes

Precision, materials and overall strength,...

Precision, materials and overall strength, assembly, fit ..............

Department store bicycles are designed to sell for what you see as "retail"- like the dollar menu at a fast food place....
12-11-19, 05:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,582
Posted By 100bikes

Where to begin.... Many great comments above. ...

Where to begin....
Many great comments above.

All pertinent and insightful.

From my perspective, not in any particular order:

Don't expect to make a bunch of money.

If you can't do...
12-08-19, 05:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By 100bikes

Anything thin and rubber so a rubber glove is a...

Anything thin and rubber so a rubber glove is a great idea.

Never thought about it before, but a couple of layers of plastic wrap may work as well.
12-08-19, 04:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 937
Posted By 100bikes

One additional thought is for a threaded steerer...

One additional thought is for a threaded steerer tube - screw on a headset top cone before making the cut.

Use whatever method you like to cut the tube - a Park(or other ) guide and a very sharp...
12-08-19, 04:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By 100bikes

One simple trick is to put a deflated balloon...

One simple trick is to put a deflated balloon over the end of the allen key and insert it into the hole.
Sounds a bit silly, but it can work.
12-03-19, 05:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 721
Posted By 100bikes

I can't suggest any new magic formula for...

I can't suggest any new magic formula for removing the seatpost.

Just a trick or two.

If the bicycle has waterbottle bosses on the seat tube, remove the screws, turn the bicycle upside down and...
11-29-19, 05:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 656
Posted By 100bikes

The residue from manufacturing limits the...

The residue from manufacturing limits the accurate fit of the fork crown race. I am not certain if a traditional mill is going to
work on carbon fiber.

Accuracy of this fit (or lack of it) is...
11-28-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,541
Posted By 100bikes

Not sure, but the other ones from the store were...

Not sure, but the other ones from the store were English and Italian Campagnolo tool kits - yes we had three of a lot of the tools.
.
Will check and let you know.
11-28-19, 04:16 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,541
Posted By 100bikes

Are tools OK? ...

Are tools OK?

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11-22-19, 04:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,503
Posted By 100bikes

This is a trick that doesn't cost much if...

This is a trick that doesn't cost much if anything.

Put a deflated balloon over the head of the correct tool.

It works amazingly well and is the least destructive first step I have ever used.
Replies: 2
Views: 755
Posted By 100bikes

Pace and Hong are at it again.....

CAREFUL: Pace and Hong Auctions in Alpena, Michigan has listed a number of bicycle parts for auction on Auctionzip website.

They have yet to respond to my complaint with the Michigan Attorney...
11-10-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By 100bikes

Is Skunk River still open(the latest incarnation...

Is Skunk River still open(the latest incarnation of Michaels Cycle).

Oh, and of course -Ronn Ritz!
11-10-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,050
Posted By 100bikes

If your bicycle has a rear QR, perhaps someone...

If your bicycle has a rear QR, perhaps someone opened it and tried to remove the wheel and closed it with wheel in slightly different position.
11-10-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By 100bikes

Awesome.

Awesome.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,343
Posted By 100bikes

Have you ever been properly fit on your bicycle? ...

Have you ever been properly fit on your bicycle? While there are any number of reasons for the numbness you are experiencing, an experienced,
professional fitter may be able to help identify and...
11-08-19, 03:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 736
Posted By 100bikes

Bicycle geometries follow a couple of scenarios....

Bicycle geometries follow a couple of scenarios. I like to call them European and American as the basic premise.
European design being a top tube / seat tube closer ratio, and American build tend to...
11-04-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By 100bikes

That graphic was available in the late 1980's for...

That graphic was available in the late 1980's for sure. Whether is is any older?

My personal Silca floor pump(orange in color) has a foil decal. It is from the late 1970's.

The parts to rebuild...
Replies: 17
Views: 824
Posted By 100bikes

The "death fork" is a cast alloy fork leg...

The "death fork" is a cast alloy fork leg assembly with a steel steerer tube inserted.

The fork was recalled, and Viscount provided a generous labor credit for the replacement by a professional...
11-02-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 661
Posted By 100bikes

Really sorry for understating this. I am...

Really sorry for understating this. I am heartbroken.
Watching the local news, this was one of those kids that was headed to greater things.
rusty
11-02-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,632
Posted By 100bikes

RE: Firenza BSO( bicycle shaped object) ...

RE: Firenza BSO( bicycle shaped object)

Crazy TV Lennie in Madison, WI gave (an awful lot of) them away as well.

There was a retailer in Texas with a glass case in his entry displaying his...
11-02-19, 03:42 AM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 182,623
Posted By 100bikes

RE: Phil Wood Pedals Just don't pedal...

RE: Phil Wood Pedals

Just don't pedal through the corners with them.

I speak from (very expensive) experience.
11-01-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 661
Posted By 100bikes

Not the way to start a day

https://www.twincities.com/2019/11/01/eagan-boy-riding-bike-to-school-struck-and-killed-friday-morning/

A kid, doing the right thing, in the right place.

Police said the driver of the car was...
10-31-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By 100bikes

Not pretty, but a possible way to strengthen the...

Not pretty, but a possible way to strengthen the dropout would be to take an old school derailleur claw hanger and mount under the QR skewer.

Hate to see what would happen after to many cycles of...
10-31-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 182,623
Posted By 100bikes

new or used- i have both

new or used- i have both
10-31-19, 05:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By 100bikes

We called it "cold setting". Check for any...

We called it "cold setting".

Check for any deformation in the paint/chrome around the dropout.

I would also suggest taking a pair of dropout alignment tools to this.
An impact could have...
09-30-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By 100bikes

Not a Centurion original decal set or color...

Not a Centurion original decal set or color scheme.

Dropout brand?
09-09-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,914
Posted By 100bikes

Glenns Manual and Haynes Bicycle Mechanics books....

Glenns Manual and Haynes Bicycle Mechanics books.

Use the correct tools, in correct sizes -1/4" will work, but 6mm is correct.

If you are riding it, the changes are warranted. If a show bike,...
09-09-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,101
Posted By 100bikes

Welcome to the bicycle industry of the 21st...

Welcome to the bicycle industry of the 21st century.

Not unique in many respects to other consumer technical products televisions, autos, appliances.

While the modern bicycle tech is likely...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,496
Posted By 100bikes

Contact Andy Muzi at the Yellow Jersey in...

Contact Andy Muzi at the Yellow Jersey in Cambridge, Wisconsin.
He was a US point of contact for 3rensho.
09-05-19, 05:08 AM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 182,623
Posted By 100bikes

Sorry, didn't mean to offend. as this was...

Sorry, didn't mean to offend.
as this was supposed to be replied in a private message.
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