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06-24-09, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2,085
Views: 640,482
Posted By GoJacob

1985 Bridgestone T500... picked up frame/brakes...

1985 Bridgestone T500... picked up frame/brakes from BF member sonatageek. Had to re-piece with spare parts laying around. Rides great! (not much of an "improvement" before/after but a...
Forum: Great Lakes
06-09-09, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 595
Posted By GoJacob

Keep your eyes peeled for me...

I'm from Toledo OH here and I'm looking for vintage touring bike... something in the likes of a Miyata 610 or even better 1000.

I really just need a frame and would be willing to pay for shipping...
06-09-09, 10:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,270
Posted By GoJacob

+1 I just took a closer look/thought to the...

+1
I just took a closer look/thought to the actually shape of the seat tube. It's beyond saving. The frame itself is nothing worth losing sleep over... it's more the fact that I have to continue...
06-08-09, 10:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,270
Posted By GoJacob

:) These past few days have been more than...

:) These past few days have been more than frustrating!

How much did you end up shelling out to get a machinist to free it? What kind of costs am I looking at.

These forums are so great. So...
06-08-09, 05:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,270
Posted By GoJacob

I'm so close to this... I have no...

I'm so close to this...



I have no problem sticking the hacksaw all the way to the bottom... I just have no way of knowing if the bottom part of the blade has enough force to sufficiently dig...
06-08-09, 04:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,270
Posted By GoJacob

I haven't actually soaked it in ammonia... I've...

I haven't actually soaked it in ammonia... I've read pouring it through the BB and letting it soak. Even if it freed up the post, I don't know if there would be any place I could grab it to pull it...
06-08-09, 04:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,270
Posted By GoJacob

Here is what I have so far. I can't grab a hold...

Here is what I have so far. I can't grab a hold of those pieces with my tools though. And now I'm having difficulty getting leverage to cut down further.
06-08-09, 04:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,270
Posted By GoJacob

After working on it for about an hour... and to...

After working on it for about an hour... and to no further progress... I am not so sure the hacksaw method is working. My main issue at this point is that I I am unable to gain enough leverage to...
06-08-09, 03:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,270
Posted By GoJacob

I am guarding all of my equipment from his evil...

I am guarding all of my equipment from his evil hands... hahaha....

I am working on it currently and think i may be able to take it piece by piece... there's a LOT of tube in there. I've already...
06-08-09, 02:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,270
Posted By GoJacob

Hmm.. any hacksaw blade will do? I actually...

Hmm.. any hacksaw blade will do? I actually tried that but the blades I used were so flimsy that they eventually bent. And I was just using the bare blade without any kind of holder... I may have...
06-08-09, 02:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,270
Posted By GoJacob

I'm in Toledo OH. I can search around for a...

I'm in Toledo OH. I can search around for a machine shop. Is there any type/kind that I should be looking for? I have absolutely no experience with machinists/shops like that and would be blindly...
06-08-09, 02:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,270
Posted By GoJacob

Hahahahaha. True. :roflmao2:

Hahahahaha. True. :roflmao2:
06-08-09, 01:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,270
Posted By GoJacob

The flanges are just spread... they look to be...

The flanges are just spread... they look to be intact without severe distortion. I guess they were fairly easy to spread and I would assume closing them up wouldn't pose a huge problem.

I HAVE...
06-08-09, 12:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,270
Posted By GoJacob

Last ditch effort to save frame! Any help?

So, my latest project ended suddenly when I found my seatpost was stuck in the frame. The odd thing was that this seatpost was just an aluminum tube without a seat clamp/attachment at the top. The...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-15-07, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By GoJacob

damn, i would have snatched it up for 200, but...

damn, i would have snatched it up for 200, but it's definitely too small.
i have a 34" inseam and need a 59-61 inch frame
keep us posted though, i'm sure someone here would be interested
Forum: Great Lakes
09-14-07, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By GoJacob

aww damn, i would totally buy it, but i need a...

aww damn,
i would totally buy it, but i need a larger frame (59-61cm)
unless miraculously it was larger than you remember it being
thanks for still reading and posting here!
at this point, i'm...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-06-07, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By GoJacob

thanks i have a miyata 512... and after...

thanks

i have a miyata 512...
and after riding a few other brands from that era, the only thing i want is another miyata.
i just need a bike for longer tours

i'm jealous!
Forum: Great Lakes
09-06-07, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By GoJacob

i'm looking for a miyata!!

figured this could go here...

i'm in search of a miyata 6-- series. 610, 612, 614, 615... i don't care. if anyone sees one for sale(reasonably priced) around NW Ohio or SE Michigan give or take...
09-06-07, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By GoJacob

I think that's what I'm going to have to have...

I think that's what I'm going to have to have done. and I'm sure it will be cheaper to have my hub relaced with a new rim than buying a whole new wheel. I'm assuming they don't reuse spokes, so i'm...
09-06-07, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By GoJacob

6-speed freewheel on 5-speed hub?

well, i have decided to abandon the nishiki that i've been working on... i replaced the stem with a couple of different lengths to no avail... it's just too long of a top tube.

so now, for my fall...
09-01-07, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By GoJacob

i was strongly debating whether or not to go with...

i was strongly debating whether or not to go with the threadless adapter, but i'd really like to retain the quill stem look (and the fact that I think i know what length i would need... and getting...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-07, 11:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By GoJacob

hey, thanks for the responses... i've taken...

hey, thanks for the responses...

i've taken a longer ride (not really long, just longer than what i've done with it before) on it and i must say it's not as bad as i made it seem...

but my fear...
08-31-07, 11:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By GoJacob

i must say that i have a bias of wanting to keep...

i must say that i have a bias of wanting to keep the bike after all the money (and labor!) i put into it...

but, i took it out for a longer ride (farther than just around the block)... and it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-07, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By GoJacob

yeah, it's a quill (theaded) stem

yeah, it's a quill (theaded) stem
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-07, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By GoJacob

hmmmmm, I'd have to figure out a way to get...

hmmmmm,
I'd have to figure out a way to get some pictures...
very good point though, haha...

i'll see if i can get someone to take a picture of me on the bike tomorrow.

does anyone have any...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-07, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By GoJacob

Shorter Stem?

Hello everyone, I posted this in the Bike Mechanic forum and according to recommendation, decided to see what everyone here thinks....

I just got my Nishiki all tuned up and running well. I just...
08-31-07, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By GoJacob

I appreciate your response i just took it out...

I appreciate your response
i just took it out for a ride after reading your fit test...

when I'm in the drops, the handlebars are in front of the hub
and when I'm on the hoods, the handlebar is...
08-31-07, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By GoJacob

shorter stem?

Hello everyone, wasn't sure where to put this so I fihured everyone here could help me...

I just got my Nishiki all tuned up and running well. I just have a little problem. I feel like I'm a...
08-27-07, 09:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 810
Posted By GoJacob

thanks thomson, it worked! i sometimes...

thanks thomson,

it worked!

i sometimes run into internet problems and just unplug my router, wait 30 seconds, then replug it... just forgot to for a while... thanks for that!
08-27-07, 08:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 810
Posted By GoJacob

haha, i don't get it. nothing i did...

haha,

i don't get it. nothing i did (everything recommended to no avail!) helps. i'll just have to live with it for now. maybe i'll just use another computer to look something up until i can ask...
08-26-07, 08:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 953
Posted By GoJacob

something to consider: one thing i've noticed...

something to consider:
one thing i've noticed is that if the bike had bolt-on wheels (seems typical of old 27" wheels), a QR axle (seems typical of newer 700c wheels) is slightly larger in diameter....
08-26-07, 07:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,022
Posted By GoJacob

+1 pedialyte is much better if you're having...

+1

pedialyte is much better if you're having gastrointestinal problems. i think it's the sugar in gatorade/sport drinks that upsets stomachs. and also, physical activity draws blood from your GI...
08-26-07, 07:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 810
Posted By GoJacob

i'm using a router to my cable modem at home. i...

i'm using a router to my cable modem at home. i don't see how it could have been blocked... i've always been able to access it until about a week ago.
i've tried adjusting my security settings to...
08-26-07, 06:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 810
Posted By GoJacob

i just get the usual "cannot find server" like...

i just get the usual "cannot find server" like when you don't have an internet connection, although, my internet connection is fine... and i can access anything except sheldon's site. is there...
08-26-07, 05:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 810
Posted By GoJacob

i figure everyone can still access it... any idea...

i figure everyone can still access it... any idea why I can't? it doesn't make any sense
08-26-07, 05:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 810
Posted By GoJacob

Sheldon Brown's website not working!

Has anyone else experienced this? I can't get into his website nor any of his affiliates (harris cyclery etc) and haven't been able to for about a week now.

I can't figure out why, but it keeps...
08-26-07, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By GoJacob

i don't have a camera as of yet, but i'm going to...

i don't have a camera as of yet, but i'm going to borrow my ex girlfriend's digital one.

my axles stick out beyond the fork ends... which indicates that they are too long. I remember asking the...
08-26-07, 07:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By GoJacob

i'm assuming it would be okay. when i go to my...

i'm assuming it would be okay. when i go to my bikeshop to pickup new axles/cones/nuts, I'll ask their opinion on the issue as well. I appreciate your experience and input.
08-26-07, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By GoJacob

the bike is from the mid 70's so i'm assuming it...

the bike is from the mid 70's so i'm assuming it had bolt on wheels. excellent information!
is it safe to file the dropouts? so, the axle diameters are all the same?
thank you
08-25-07, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By GoJacob

it's an old (the one i've been talking about too...

it's an old (the one i've been talking about too much around here) nishiki international. The frame and fork is of excellent quality and, as far as I can tell, is perfectly straight. The wheels...
08-25-07, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By GoJacob

Axle problems. yikes.

Hello everone,

I'm back... and with a couple of new problems. How is the axle suppose to fit into the front dropouts?
Is the actual axle supposed to be shorter than the fork dropouts (which...
08-25-07, 01:25 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 128,357
Posted By GoJacob

sheldon, has your website been down for over a...

sheldon, has your website been down for over a week now? I haven't been able to access it for a while now! i'm lost without it...

thanks
08-22-07, 09:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,392
Posted By GoJacob

nashbar cork thicker than cinelli? the thicker,...

nashbar cork thicker than cinelli? the thicker, the better for me. thank you for the tips
08-22-07, 09:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,392
Posted By GoJacob

i have a cheap-o neon gel tape that i really...

i have a cheap-o neon gel tape that i really like- i'm assuming it's pretty much the same thing as the nashbar stuff.

i don't want the cork to be too thin... i've felt the cinelli stuff and it's...
08-22-07, 09:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,392
Posted By GoJacob

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?category=600012...

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?category=6000129&subcategory=60001174&brand=&sku=10509&storetype=&estoreid=&pagename=Shop%20by%20Subcat%3A%20Grips%2FBar%20Tape

Nashbar cork tape! I don't know...
08-22-07, 08:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,392
Posted By GoJacob

those velo orange elkhide sew-ons are really neat...

those velo orange elkhide sew-ons are really neat (the espresso would match my saddle perfectly!). maybe just a tad bit pricey, but much better than the brooks (and i kind of like the sew on look...
08-22-07, 12:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,392
Posted By GoJacob

great, thank you anyone know where to get...

great, thank you

anyone know where to get cheap leather-looking bar tape? the $60-70 for the brooks stuff just aint in my budget. i don't care if it's real leather, just something that looks...
08-22-07, 10:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,392
Posted By GoJacob

good news... i got the axle on and the wheel on...

good news...
i got the axle on and the wheel on the bike.
the axle didn't want to fit into the fork dropouts.... I had to kind of pry them open to get the wheel onto the bike... is this ok? i had...
08-22-07, 05:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,392
Posted By GoJacob

loose bearings are what i'm familiar with-- and i...

loose bearings are what i'm familiar with-- and i know they work.
If it will not damage the HUB, i'll use the caged for now and see how they perform/hold up... that's saying if i can get the axle...
08-21-07, 09:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,392
Posted By GoJacob

where does the cone go? the top side or bottom...

where does the cone go? the top side or bottom (bottom seems likely to me)? there would be no bearings touching the cone then...

maybe i was just born ********, it still doesn't click... i'll...
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