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04-04-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 114
Posted By easyupbug

The '89 would be an Ultegra 600 2x7 so you may or...

The '89 would be an Ultegra 600 2x7 so you may or will have to open up the rear to accept 130mm spacing. Lots of good info on "Cold Setting" on this site which I highly recommend even if your rear is...
04-04-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 408
Posted By easyupbug

I still do on old Tommasini Air forks that don't...

I still do on old Tommasini Air forks that don't like 25s.
04-04-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 408
Posted By easyupbug

The likelihood of failure is too high for me (at...

The likelihood of failure is too high for me (at my age going down can be serious), if you are going to ride it I am sure you will put it in the back which will help with the consequence of a blow...
04-03-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,013
Posted By easyupbug

From my posting a few years back on Appraisals: ...

From my posting a few years back on Appraisals:
The lady said it was a 56cm so I went to look and saw this dust covered 51cm and almost left, then I saw the Ti crankset & stems, Heliums with no...
04-01-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By easyupbug

I am not a bike mechanic but my years in heavy...

I am not a bike mechanic but my years in heavy industry maintenance management I can tell you the rule of thumb (normal circumstances) grease in a bearing is 1/3 to 1/2 the possible quantity to fill....
03-30-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By easyupbug

Any pro shop will have their standard procedures...

Any pro shop will have their standard procedures which won't be anything special other than the care taken, you won't get a pro for $200 or $300. The least expensive is going to be slightly North of...
03-30-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 493
Posted By easyupbug

I did not notice you were from Altadena where you...

I did not notice you were from Altadena where you would have some climbs, all my time was Long Beach where it was a haul to any real climbs.
03-30-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By easyupbug

I love this article as he clearly states...

I love this article as he clearly states "Accuracy of fabrication results in a frame that when placed on a checking table is true without the need for setting to shape." I mourn the scrapping of 753...
03-30-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 602
Posted By easyupbug

If you google worn cassette and then click images...

If you google worn cassette and then click images you will see 100s of photos of what wear looks like, same for the chainring.
03-25-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 493
Posted By easyupbug

You are in LA so not a lot of climbing? What do...

You are in LA so not a lot of climbing? What do you ride on your Vigorelli and Mash, and what do you like or find missing on those groups, wheels, saddles, bars, etc.? A picture would help, some...
03-24-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By easyupbug

I tried tapping and always worried about inducing...

I tried tapping and always worried about inducing misalignments, then $10 for a 3/4" dia. x 12" threaded rod, nuts and (4) washers was much happier. Years later I added for $30 the Park Tool #530-2...
03-22-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,207
Posted By easyupbug

My spending is not an exercise linked to...

My spending is not an exercise linked to economics so other than maybe thinking twice on a major buy I see no change. My spending seems to be more related to a deep inward reaction to an...
03-18-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By easyupbug

I agree, however, some riders/mechanics no doubt...

I agree, however, some riders/mechanics no doubt will notice a difference in chain noise and/or shift quality no matter how slight with any combination of Shimano, Sram, Campagnolo, KMC, Wippermann,...
03-17-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 400
Posted By easyupbug

Worth repeating. At 69 I have been using gelatin...

Worth repeating. At 69 I have been using gelatin for 12 years and always have some on hand. Also had an encouraging, one in a row, result with a recommended CBD oil on my hands when they were...
03-15-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 462
Posted By easyupbug

There is a broad spectrum of threadlockers. ...

There is a broad spectrum of threadlockers. Loctite Purple 222MS is designed for this kind of application where the lowest strength is needed and works great on adjustment screws, set screws, etc. ...
03-13-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,384
Posted By easyupbug

Well said, I don't live in a mansion either but...

Well said, I don't live in a mansion either but did right-size my garage....
03-08-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 845
Posted By easyupbug

That's carbon right, my old eyes can't tell how...

That's carbon right, my old eyes can't tell how deep is the ding? If deep, rather than paint I would fill any missing carbon and epoxy with epoxy. Then rough it up with fine sandpaper like a 400 or...
03-08-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,323
Posted By easyupbug

I got one of these that was tossed in with a...

I got one of these that was tossed in with a rescued C&V bike I bought. Originally thought I would use when I visited the kids where I always tune, repair, etc. their bikes. Chain whip broke on the...
03-05-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,580
Posted By easyupbug

Would not be surprised if this is largest

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02-29-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,219
Posted By easyupbug

I like that better than what Shimano calls them,...

I like that better than what Shimano calls them, "outer casing guide". Don't think that was the chindogu being referred to but agree having installed a couple sets of SL-BS77s I found the "cozy"...
02-27-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 838
Posted By easyupbug

With 18 C&V bikes and a C&V truck, I took advise...

With 18 C&V bikes and a C&V truck, I took advise of low milage RV owners and C&V automobile owners for tire life. I have also had very good results with 303 Aerospace protectant for hoods and tires...
02-25-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 620
Posted By easyupbug

I suppose it might depend on your service...

I suppose it might depend on your service interval, if you can keep up, maybe a while. That said I have no experience with anything that looked that serious.
02-22-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 989
Posted By easyupbug

I have seen and now own a head tube rolled by...

I have seen and now own a head tube rolled by Andy Gilmour and then brazed to fill and it is perfect, not cheap but for many frames in my opinion they are worth it, beyond $ and .
02-22-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 741
Posted By easyupbug

Anyone give $800+ for a factory Tommasini paint job?

Quote for Red Rosa and shipping to them. Would love a review. My Tommy is a smoked Tecno, was thinking something similar but they no longer can do the smoke.
02-22-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By easyupbug

Ugly but works: ...

Ugly but works:
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02-22-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 606
Posted By easyupbug

I find the calipers don't flex as much with...

I find the calipers don't flex as much with higher quality brakes and a single business card width will usually work but on most bikes I start with a double business card.
02-21-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,548
Posted By easyupbug

C&V rescue is a affliction that gets very...

C&V rescue is a affliction that gets very expensive, fight it.
02-21-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,109
Posted By easyupbug

For frames, definitely not 1989:...

For frames, definitely not 1989: https://www.bikeforums.net/20942389-post6646.html
02-21-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,303
Posted By easyupbug

Well said. Over half of industrial electrical...

Well said. Over half of industrial electrical motor failures have the same failure modes as bicycles, not the bearings, the most common being inappropriate re-lubrication intervals and over filling...
02-20-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By easyupbug

I played with this once and thought it would work...

I played with this once and thought it would work OK but for an out of state daughter's bike it was a no go, she would have had to be more careful with the increased lever travel needed and the...
02-18-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,723
Posted By easyupbug

K, you should be getting annual physicals at your...

K, you should be getting annual physicals at your age, if not you will at 65 from Medicare and you will get the height ( and maybe weight) news. I have always preferred large frames. I at 70s door...
02-17-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 360
Posted By easyupbug

I use water based Aerospace 303 on C&V for auto...

I use water based Aerospace 303 on C&V for auto and bicycles and have very old tires and hoods that look great, however, have never been happy with the few revival attempts I have tried.
02-17-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,723
Posted By easyupbug

People typically lose almost one-half inch every...

People typically lose almost one-half inch every 10 years after age 40. Height loss is even more rapid after age 70 as I can attest. As JD Thompson said shorter stem, compact bars, etc. are your...
02-17-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By easyupbug

In my experience all pros and no cons with...

In my experience all pros and no cons with quality liners like the mentioned SP41. Might be worth looking for other causes, ferrules, cable end cuts, etc.
02-15-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By easyupbug

I have a son-in-law with a 2.1 and i am sure...

I have a son-in-law with a 2.1 and i am sure there was a set back and it will surely be either a 31.6mm (~1 1/4") or 27.2mm (~1 1/16") so a ruler will tell you if you can't find the size stamp.
02-14-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By easyupbug

I have had good luck with JB with clean aluminum...

I have had good luck with JB with clean aluminum and other metals. Use acetone or lacquer thinner or at least soap and water. They don't recommend alcohol or anything that can leave a petroleum...
02-12-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By easyupbug

I recall early Konas used Kalloy seat posts and I...

I recall early Konas used Kalloy seat posts and I know they made and probably still make 26.6mm posts. If that is what you measured for the post and clamp why are you trying to stuff something else...
02-11-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 664
Posted By easyupbug

Like others have said I don't understand the...

Like others have said I don't understand the mechanism your having for the powder showing up but I would try JB, it is cheap. JB and the similar products on the market will stick to clean aluminum...
02-10-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,150
Posted By easyupbug

I have seen Trek urban cruisers with flats...

I have seen Trek urban cruisers with flats pressed into the blades, the designers engineers would built this into the design specifications and manufacturing process, not in any way an after thought....
02-09-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,252
Posted By easyupbug

I considered this when I started using the Dremel...

I considered this when I started using the Dremel years ago with the cheap unreinforced wheels and for the RD end cut I would install a cable near the cut and right after when the liner is still warm...
02-03-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,023
Posted By easyupbug

Your frame would have a safety factor built into...

Your frame would have a safety factor built into the frame tubing by the designers. If you place "holes" in such a way as to reduce this safety factor and your are a heavy rider, or hit a big pot...
01-31-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 626
Posted By easyupbug

His blending of craftsmanship and an artists eye...

His blending of craftsmanship and an artists eye is gorgeous.
01-29-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,969
Posted By easyupbug

I was upgrading every few years, last one is the...

I was upgrading every few years, last one is the only one I kept a 1995 Trek 5500 with lovely Campagnolo build by Trek. Then bought a custom Davidson and realized steel was my thing. Never looked...
01-20-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 700
Posted By easyupbug

If I wanted to try brush painting I would go this...

If I wanted to try brush painting I would go this page for tips from one of our contributors:
Painting a Bicycle...
01-19-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By easyupbug

Looks like titanium with as Unworthy said nice...

Looks like titanium with as Unworthy said nice welds but with Ham's good eye sight not good news if indeed that is a crack. In my experience Ti cracks in a weld or in the seam weld which is needed to...
01-18-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 778
Posted By easyupbug

I have arthritis in my hands so I like thicker,...

I have arthritis in my hands so I like thicker, more shock-absorbent tape, some of my bars have Specialized Body Geometry Bar Phat gel insert for extra cushioning, which one might not want as it does...
01-17-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,927
Posted By easyupbug

Maybe the usual substitute for self-locking nuts,...

Maybe the usual substitute for self-locking nuts, a thread locker like blue Loctite 242 nut and bolt thread locker?
01-15-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 527
Posted By easyupbug

It is true that aluminum has no lower limit for...

It is true that aluminum has no lower limit for stresses and a finite fatigue life; however, it is not a factor in consideration of aluminum frames built for purpose and used appropriately.
01-14-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By easyupbug

That is the one it was excellent.

That is the one it was excellent.
01-13-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By easyupbug

Not at all sure but sorta looks like a vintage...

Not at all sure but sorta looks like a vintage BBB that passed through my shop a few years back.
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