Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: icemilkcoffee
Showing results 1 to 50 of 152
Search took 0.08 seconds.
09-24-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 90
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Sweet! Any more pages from this catalog?

Sweet! Any more pages from this catalog?
09-24-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,420
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I didn't say welding is outdated. I said welding...

I didn't say welding is outdated. I said welding off the shelf tubes together is outdated. The link you had about Thyssenkrupp developing pressed/formed steel is exactly what I was talking about-...
09-23-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Soak it in lye. It will erode the aluminum. Just...

Soak it in lye. It will erode the aluminum. Just make sure the garage is well ventilated....
...
09-23-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,420
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Itís not that steel per se is outdated. Itís the...

Itís not that steel per se is outdated. Itís the method of construction- welding tubes together to make a frame, that is outdated. The new aluminum frames are hydro formed. This allows them to make...
09-23-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By icemilkcoffee

First thing you do is measure the diameter of the...

First thing you do is measure the diameter of the quill stem- the part that goes into the steerer tube. If it's 22.2mm then it's the universal common type. If it's 22mm then it's the oddball French...
09-22-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Great work. While you got the welding rig out,...

Great work. While you got the welding rig out, you should weld a hook or clamp fixture on one of the handles. That way you can hold the cone nut on one side stationary while you dial in the...
09-21-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By icemilkcoffee

So you are looking to buy 2 bikes? One Ďrace...

So you are looking to buy 2 bikes? One Ďrace bikeí and one Ďnon race bikeí?
Why not just buy one carbon fiber bike instead of two similar aluminum bikes?
09-21-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 872
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I just followed the guide written by QuangVuong...

I just followed the guide written by QuangVuong here:
https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/899260-guide-repairing-shimano-600-6400-sti-levers.html
I was able to clean and revive a set of...
09-21-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 436
Posted By icemilkcoffee

9 speed is good but I kind of prefer 10 speed...

9 speed is good but I kind of prefer 10 speed myself because the Hollowtech II crankset is inherently a more stiff, durable and easily serviceable. There are lots of interchange/mix and match...
09-21-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 872
Posted By icemilkcoffee

It does have an aluminum fork unfortunately. But...

It does have an aluminum fork unfortunately. But having said that I thought the ride wasnít too bad- I expected worse with the 23mm tires itís rolling on.
09-21-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 872
Posted By icemilkcoffee

very pretty color! pretty dang...

very pretty color!



pretty dang awesome- Performance was way ahead of its times in building for large tires!
09-21-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 872
Posted By icemilkcoffee

yeah itís a crmo stem- I love these- they are...

yeah itís a crmo stem- I love these- they are lighter than the aluminum ones.

Ha! Thatís a good idea! I can outfit this bike with all Performance branded accessories! It already comes with a...
09-21-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 872
Posted By icemilkcoffee

great info! Thanks! Yeah that makes sense. The...

great info! Thanks! Yeah that makes sense. The thin wall tubing is probably meant for lugged frames - the seat lug would help reinforce the seat clamp area. A lugless frame would need more material...
09-21-20, 12:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 872
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Performance bikes .... get no respect?

Performance brand bikes seem to get less love around here than generic cola at a party! Anyways I just bought this Performance Focus a few days ago:
...
09-20-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 436
Posted By icemilkcoffee

- it makes sense to buy an entire 9 speed...

- it makes sense to buy an entire 9 speed groupset and put it on the frame, instead of piecemeal parts.
- you can replace the downtube shifter mounts with a clamp on cable stop:...
09-20-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,795
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Ok. So go on Yelp and post your before and after...

Ok. So go on Yelp and post your before and after photos and trash them. Find their Facebook page and do the same. Get on every social media and do the same. Name the bike shop here- why be coy about...
09-18-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 475
Posted By icemilkcoffee

6800 = 11 speed groupset. You will not be able...

6800 = 11 speed groupset.
You will not be able to find replacement hoods for an old 9 speed brifter, not from Shimano, not from aftermarket.
09-16-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,427
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Beautiful bike. What is up with the 'brake'...

Beautiful bike. What is up with the 'brake' written in zombie blood?
09-15-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 235
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Turn it upside down and pour sodium hydroxide...

Turn it upside down and pour sodium hydroxide (lye) solution into the bottle cage holes to dissolve the aluminum.
09-15-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 778
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Nobody mentioned Public bikes? ...

Nobody mentioned Public bikes?
https://publicbikes.com/collections/step-through/products/public-c7i?variant=32391588446271
itís sold out just like everything else but here you go:
...
09-15-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 302
Posted By icemilkcoffee

https://us.woombikes.com/products/6 my kids...

https://us.woombikes.com/products/6

my kids have been riding the Woom 5, and itís a well built bike. Woom specializes in high quality kids bikes- their bikes are much lighter than the shrunken...
09-14-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By icemilkcoffee

If you are OK with 160mm, Shimano does make the...

If you are OK with 160mm, Shimano does make the 105 crankset in 160mm length:...
09-14-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,091
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Not 'completely straight', but 'free-hang' or...

Not 'completely straight', but 'free-hang' or 'dangling' straight. Stand on a stair step and let one leg dangle in the air relaxed. It will be slightly bent. Now sit on the bike and dangle the leg...
09-13-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Your best bet is to follow the factory...

Your best bet is to follow the factory configuration as listed here:
https://si.shimano.com/api/publish/storage/pdf/en/si/6C80D/SI-6C80D-001-ENG.pdf
in other words you need to use the FD5503/5504...
09-13-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 267
Posted By icemilkcoffee

There is no need to do nuthin. No stretching no...

There is no need to do nuthin. No stretching no pulling no nothing. The 7 speed cassette is completely fine. Just add 7 speed brifters. You have a choice of four 7 speed brifters:
RSX A410
Sora...
09-12-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 539
Posted By icemilkcoffee

no, not good enough. Take a look at a purpose...

no, not good enough. Take a look at a purpose built Fixie hub:...
09-12-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 929
Posted By icemilkcoffee

if you donít really know what you want, I suggest...

if you donít really know what you want, I suggest you buy a series of cheap used bikes in order to learn what kind of riding you prefer and what kind of bike fits you.

I am a newbie corona-rider...
09-11-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By icemilkcoffee

This is your real problem. I suggest you fix...

This is your real problem. I suggest you fix those two bikes post haste and sell them on Craigslist. I guarantee you you will sell them for quite a bit more than what you paid for (you got good deals...
09-08-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 479
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Did you move the axle to the left to re-center...

Did you move the axle to the left to re-center the axle?
09-05-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Iíd like to buy that from you if you have no use...

Iíd like to buy that from you if you have no use for it!
09-04-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 546
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The rear derailleur probably doesnít matter, but...

The rear derailleur probably doesnít matter, but the front derailleur can be tricky. This is a 600 FD6401 I happen to have right in front of me:
...
09-03-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Ordered Shimano UN55 bottom bracket there on...

Ordered Shimano UN55 bottom bracket there on 7/29. Received 8/20.
09-03-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 777
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Do you see the stubby little levers: ...

Do you see the stubby little levers:
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/s_l1600_1d1dbcc6e4c46355221061c1ca5258a311ecd231.jpg
They toggle between 'SIS' and 'F'. F...
09-03-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 777
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Have you tried Ebay? ...

Have you tried Ebay?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Shimano-SIS-Shifters-3-6-Speed-Index-NOS-483/281913744537?hash=item41a35e5c99:g:V5gAAOSwkwZc7npY
09-02-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,117
Posted By icemilkcoffee

But the seatpost is not something you would...

But the seatpost is not something you would replace often. It's not like a stem which you would have to replace to get the handlebar reach and height to your liking. You don't want a proprietary stem...
09-02-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 951
Posted By icemilkcoffee

It depends on how high a cadence. When you are...

It depends on how high a cadence. When you are going downhill and you are spinning furiously, you notice your butt is bouncing off the seat. This is because you are overpowering the downstroke. In...
09-02-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,166
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I’m going to stand up for the humble RSX group....

I’m going to stand up for the humble RSX group. It’s the best choice if you want to have a STI / dual pivot brake setup in your older 126mm frame , or even a 120mm frame using an Ultra6 freewheel....
09-01-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 951
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I purposely sought out Biopace chain rings to put...

I purposely sought out Biopace chain rings to put on my Lemond and I think they are great. Very good for hard stomping and stand up pedaling. I wish Shimano didnít give up on it so soon.
08-30-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I've bought some items from there- just keep in...

I've bought some items from there- just keep in mind that ever since the coronavirus , it's been taking an ungodly long time (on the order of 2 months) for items to come in from China. It's a...
08-29-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Have you budgeted for: helmet shoes jersey...

Have you budgeted for:
helmet
shoes
jersey and shorts
pump
tool kit
pouch/ phone holder
lights
change of seat (or 2, or 3)
change of handlebars
08-29-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 905
Posted By icemilkcoffee

1. Rotate bar until the top part is horizontal. ...

1. Rotate bar until the top part is horizontal.
2. Seat likely too far forward. Look up ďknee over spindleĒ
3. Your legs should be supporting ~half your weight. When you are pedaling hard, your...
08-29-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I will proceed with using this Origin8 crankset....

I will proceed with using this Origin8 crankset. It has roughly the same spacing as the RSX crank so it should work with the 7 speed brifters. Thatís the theory!
08-29-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By icemilkcoffee

You would think so , but the 5700 (10 speed) has...

You would think so , but the 5700 (10 speed) has the same spacing as the 6400 (which started out as a 6 or 7 speed group) and RX100 (8 speed), while the RSX (7 speed) is an outlier by itself.
08-29-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Itís crank measuring day

I bought a 155mm Origin8 crankset for my wifeís bike. I gather the Origin8 crank is a BMX crank. I needed to check if the chain ring spacing is good for double chain rings. So I measured the...
08-27-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,154
Posted By icemilkcoffee

OK I am very confused. You want to stay with...

OK I am very confused. You want to stay with 126mm rear spacing, right?
And you want to stay with 7 speed, right?

So why don't you just buy a 7 speed 126mm rear hub (RSX-A410, 600-6400, 105-1055,...
08-27-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 444
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Woah! hold on there. The Guerciotti probably has...

Woah! hold on there. The Guerciotti probably has an Italian threaded BB, and would not be compatible with the Trek, which I am guessing has the standard BSA threaded BB.
Post a picture of what you...
08-26-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 287
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I guess I don't understand your issue. You...

I guess I don't understand your issue. You typically turn #8 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=8) to adjust the bearings, and then tighten #3...
08-25-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,726
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Maybe I didnít write clearly the first time-...

Maybe I didnít write clearly the first time- Shimano made/ makes 7 speed brifters. You can absolutely run that 7 speed tri-color groupset with RSX or Sora 7 speed brifters.
08-25-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,726
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Agreed. I would never cold set anything outside...

Agreed. I would never cold set anything outside of a pannier rack. I would never buy a frame that has been tweaked by some guy with 2X4's on his garage floor.


Unfortunately there is a downside-...
08-25-20, 01:59 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,726
Posted By icemilkcoffee

A 126mm rear drop out can accomodate a 7 speed HG...

A 126mm rear drop out can accomodate a 7 speed HG cassette and 7 speed RSX / Sora brifters. I love the 7 speed drivetrain. The more the speeds the more trimming you have to do.
Showing results 1 to 50 of 152
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.