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05-27-20, 12:56 PM
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Posted By squirtdad

gluing tubular tires to rims is not a place I...

gluing tubular tires to rims is not a place I would prefer to cheap out on. ymmv
05-27-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By squirtdad

IMHO velox rim tape is the only way to go

IMHO velox rim tape is the only way to go
05-27-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 212
Posted By squirtdad

In my inveterate DIY but non expert opinion.........

In my inveterate DIY but non expert opinion...... won't work there is a reason they put the pivots there, you would end up bending the heck out of every thing or other wise destroying it.
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05-26-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 500
Posted By squirtdad

not the same, but grew up in a tiny town in...

not the same, but grew up in a tiny town in Montana....but not as rural as yours....my dad quit hunting once they were financially stable enough to not need a deer to supplement.... but he did love...
05-26-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,779
Posted By squirtdad

a park front wheel holder....just got tired of...

a park front wheel holder....just got tired of jury rigging a no flop front wheel in the stand
05-26-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 611
Posted By squirtdad

check the chain rings for tightness I had this...

check the chain rings for tightness I had this happen once and it was a loose chain ring
05-26-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 212
Posted By squirtdad

are you trying to DIY an entire home grown extra...

are you trying to DIY an entire home grown extra wheel? I did a google on extrawheel and it seems there is a fair amount of engineering in them

I am sure you can DIY, but IMHO it would...
05-22-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 176
Posted By squirtdad

long term you will get worse shifting by doing...

long term you will get worse shifting by doing this as there will be increased friction from the housing. if it were better overall or had any significant concerns high end bikes would do...
05-22-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,288
Posted By squirtdad

Wow look at this offer from the esteemed...

Wow look at this offer from the esteemed Drillium Dude it is amazing https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-sales/1202239-exceedingly-rare-set-campagnolo-super-record-nesting-boxes.html
05-21-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,288
Posted By squirtdad

don't know about vintage air, but a Little Old...

don't know about vintage air, but a Little Old Lady used to come into the service station (boy am I dating myself ;) ) where my brother worked spring and fall to get the winter air out of her tires...
05-21-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,288
Posted By squirtdad

to many unknowns and assumptions: is it...

to many unknowns and assumptions: is it cardboard, plastic, wood, steel, iron, bronze, tofu? more pictures please
05-21-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,288
Posted By squirtdad

is it a box or just a bunch of cardbord that has...

is it a box or just a bunch of cardbord that has been folded such that it may be a box or may not? is it a box if it is never assembled?
05-21-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,288
Posted By squirtdad

thanks, now we have a goal to achieve....i...

thanks, now we have a goal to achieve....i wonder if that can be boxed
05-21-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,279
Posted By squirtdad

almost time for friday fish fry or does madison...

almost time for friday fish fry or does madison do that?
05-21-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,503
Posted By squirtdad

super nice :) and like i like the clean...

super nice :)

and like i like the clean lines....good reason for Mrs. non fixie to have the racks and carry the gear :)
05-21-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,464
Posted By squirtdad

318 v8 had no problem with that though I am not...

318 v8 had no problem with that though I am not sure what I could do with a 64 dodge 300 with 3 on the tree would match lemons.... but I tried hard
05-21-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,464
Posted By squirtdad

Simple the seller can do or not do what they...

Simple

the seller can do or not do what they want to help their sale

the potential buyer can ask but can't force and then decide to buy or not buy

no should involved
05-20-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,503
Posted By squirtdad

you could always be open to donations....but I...

you could always be open to donations....but I don't think i have anything that will help :)
05-20-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,503
Posted By squirtdad

maybe a different stem for a few more grams ?

maybe a different stem for a few more grams ?
Forum: Framebuilders
05-20-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 440
Posted By squirtdad

how do you envision building leaf springs and...

how do you envision building leaf springs and their weight? again weight

consider for your needs a bike/or trike and a trailer..... you can handle more weight pulling a trailer than loaded on...
05-20-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 692
Posted By squirtdad

repeat but good balance between price and made...

repeat but good balance between price and made in USA https://www.aerotechdesigns.com/ and voler https://www.voler.com/store/
Forum: Framebuilders
05-20-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 440
Posted By squirtdad

weight...... too much, IIRC from the past this...

weight...... too much, IIRC from the past this thing has been a beast in terms of weight with lots of complexity with supsention etc. Build it light and use big tires....avoid complexity

the...
05-20-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 669
Posted By squirtdad

the park like this will do 95% of what you need...

the park like this will do 95% of what you need to do......i supplement with a beam for crankbolts and and cassettes
05-20-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,951
Posted By squirtdad

no science just what i have experienced. I...

no science just what i have experienced. I ride 175. had a torpado with 170 and rode it a lot until the spider cracked it was ok but always felt a a little off. Got a 84 team miyata with...
05-20-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 327
Posted By squirtdad

carry a pump and flat kit (remo only) in addition...

carry a pump and flat kit (remo only) in addition to tubes :)
05-19-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1,535
Views: 138,997
Posted By squirtdad

is this tape designed for tubular installs? if...

is this tape designed for tubular installs? if not I would suggest get tubular specific tape..... if you are concerned about strength I am pretty sure tufo makes an extreme tape for CX and...
05-17-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,088
Posted By squirtdad

this all has the makings of "The Classic and...

this all has the makings of "The Classic and Vintage, Blues, Bluegrass and rock and roll virtual band: CVBB and RRVB for those that get the reference :)
05-17-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 764
Posted By squirtdad

first this is not a good idea in any way and I...

first this is not a good idea in any way and I don't condone...... as to why the loop....my thinking (right or wrong) is it spreads the stress from one set of swages, to two sets and the pull is not...
05-17-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 764
Posted By squirtdad

this is the type of hack that a) would be crazy...

this is the type of hack that a) would be crazy to even try to brake cables b) might, maybe, if you are luck work for shifter cables.... If i were to have to macgyver some think, I would find very...
05-17-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,088
Posted By squirtdad

Can't find the video, but does playing bass drum...

Can't find the video, but does playing bass drum in a pick up all class marching band at an all class reunion count?
05-15-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,359
Posted By squirtdad

I grew up in montana and you rode in town paved...

I grew up in montana and you rode in town paved (except alleys), On Hiway 2 (still popular with bike tourers) or on gravel. So all our bikes were gravel bikes..... single speed schwinn clones,...
05-15-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,998
Posted By squirtdad

I vote for rock n roll gold also.........have...

I vote for rock n roll gold also.........have tried a bunch and always come back....reminds me I need to go to the LBS and buy some, I am low
05-15-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 381
Posted By squirtdad

who ever did that butchered it. 1) no need to...

who ever did that butchered it. 1) no need to drill for the rear brakes and 2) front only needs back of the fork drilled. Front recessed on the back with a nut, rear recessed on the front...
05-15-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By squirtdad

if it is an italian bike, then just use grappa :)

if it is an italian bike, then just use grappa :)
05-14-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 770
Posted By squirtdad

tubeless and ride etc. the first thing on...

tubeless and ride etc.

the first thing on getting a good ride is buying good tires, whether tubed, tubeless or tubular..... and they are not cheap. I remember at how amazed I was the first time...
05-14-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 962
Posted By squirtdad

on this bike (85 team miyata with 105 5800...

on this bike (85 team miyata with 105 5800 running gear)

6800 ultegra hubs with mavic open pro rims 32 h, db spokes, conti GP5000 28 mm with conti light tubes at 115 psi..
...
05-13-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By squirtdad

i will bet you don't over inflate those tires...

i will bet you don't over inflate those tires unless you want a little extra training drag
05-13-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 464
Posted By squirtdad

probably cheaper to buy wheelset ...

probably cheaper to buy wheelset https://www.velomine.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=235_243&products_id=739New Sun CR18 Polished Silver 27" clincher rims

36 Silver DT Champion 2.0...
05-12-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 185
Posted By squirtdad

as noted make sure you can use big big.....that...

as noted make sure you can use big big.....that combination has a way of sneaking up on you and then making for a sudden stop. I did this once, knowing big big did not work and wanting to ride, ...
05-12-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1,535
Views: 138,997
Posted By squirtdad

slime is horrible...even if you have it ...

slime is horrible...even if you have it
stans, orange seal or what has been best for me coffeelatex
05-12-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,195
Posted By squirtdad

and the tube of phil's grease is good and enough...

and the tube of phil's grease is good and enough for another 40 years
05-11-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 770
Posted By squirtdad

IMHO good quality 32h rims should work fine........

IMHO good quality 32h rims should work fine..... 36 better

i think the unless you are riding bigger that 32mm tires at low pressures, tube is the way to go, less hassles in general. Some in...
05-11-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 843
Posted By squirtdad

complete BS, 28mm will fit the rims just fine. ...

complete BS, 28mm will fit the rims just fine.
only fitment issues is if brakes and frame will fit 28mm (tight fists have had to let air out to get through the pads, but once there need to...
05-11-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By squirtdad

that's what we all say at one point in time or...

that's what we all say at one point in time or the other. We are all as self deluding as we are enablers :)
05-11-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By squirtdad

you need 10 posts over 2 days to be able to post...

you need 10 posts over 2 days to be able to post pics
Forum: Framebuilders
05-11-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 944
Posted By squirtdad

any thoughts about just having the framebuilder...

any thoughts about just having the framebuilder do a custom frame? how much cost differential would that be from the conversion. and theoretically the result would be better and more integrated...
05-11-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 450
Posted By squirtdad

luge is the only way to go :) still have scars...

luge is the only way to go :) still have scars from old wood sided lake placid track
05-11-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 843
Posted By squirtdad

my tire suggestion is Continental gp5000k for...

my tire suggestion is Continental gp5000k for tires not cheap but really good ride and so far (700 miles) not flat problems
05-10-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,240
Posted By squirtdad

have been buying what I can find on sale...

have been buying what I can find on sale currently some pearl izumi (which are starting to come apart so this is a timely thread as I will be in the market soon) previous mid level giro's I do...
05-10-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By squirtdad

pack pcs 10, not cheap or light but works and...

pack pcs 10, not cheap or light but works and works, 3 point contact so good for not 100% smooth surfaces. best tool investment i have made
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