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07-02-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1,083
Views: 198,484
Posted By gearbasher

Debbie Harry and Chris Stein. Not actually on a...

Debbie Harry and Chris Stein. Not actually on a bike, but it's there....
07-02-20, 03:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By gearbasher

I had a buzzing sound on one of my bikes that...

I had a buzzing sound on one of my bikes that drove me nuts. It turned out to be the Silca pump.
06-22-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 354
Posted By gearbasher

You right the Belgian flag's colors are in the...

You right the Belgian flag's colors are in the wrong orientation. It should be black, yellow, red.
Also, the Italian flag should be Green, white, red.
And the Luxembourg flag could be the...
06-22-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 354
Posted By gearbasher

I believe the flag you claim is Germany is...

I believe the flag you claim is Germany is actually Belgium,
Add Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands to that list and you get all the flags on the down tube decals sported by late '70s / early 80s...
06-13-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 552
Posted By gearbasher

When in doubt...throw it out.

When in doubt...throw it out.
06-13-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,430
Posted By gearbasher

I never used a torque wrench and all my friends...

I never used a torque wrench and all my friends would tell me that I was over-tightening everything. So, I used less torque and some fasteners were coming loose. I bought a torque wrench (actually...
06-09-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 700
Posted By gearbasher

Campy's site has good info. i.e. User manuals,...

Campy's site has good info. i.e. User manuals, Catalogs, Tech specs, Tech manuals, spare parts, etc. They go back a number of years,
https://www.campagnolo.com/US/en/Support/support#documentation
06-01-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 402
Posted By gearbasher

I guess you mean the Dybbuk Box.

I guess you mean the Dybbuk Box.
06-01-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 402
Posted By gearbasher

I going for the poltergeist theory. Found no hole...

I going for the poltergeist theory. Found no hole in the tube. No leak in the valve. I always use the nut on the presta valve stem. After I reinflated the tire and tried threading the nut on the...
06-01-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 402
Posted By gearbasher

The weather here is great, also. But, I'm caring...

The weather here is great, also. But, I'm caring for my 93 y.o. mom. So, I'm not chancing bringing anything into the house. I guess: "No good deed goes unpunished."

As far as the type of flat, I...
06-01-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 402
Posted By gearbasher

Am I the only person in the world...

...who can get a front flat while his bike is on a trainer. Due to the virus craziness, I've been exclusively on a trainer since March. Today, my front tire was flat. I don't get it.
05-30-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 342
Posted By gearbasher

It doesn't even have to be that big of a...

It doesn't even have to be that big of a difference. On one build, I had a fully chromed fork and the crown race seat looked as if it was milled before they chromed it. I know chrome destroys mill...
05-29-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 636
Posted By gearbasher

A friend of mine used to wax his spokes. I guess...

A friend of mine used to wax his spokes. I guess there are levels of OCD.
05-27-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,204
Posted By gearbasher

More punctures than I care to discuss. ...

More punctures than I care to discuss.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x758/dsc01262_8aa565470ef1d0dde9075dbf714b7c1f72f4dd51.jpg

Not all of them are empty. But, none...
05-24-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By gearbasher

I had two of these crank sets. I hated the...

I had two of these crank sets. I hated the self-extractors. So, I bought the pin tool and the left-hand threaded crank puller. I removed the self-extractors and used this type crank bolt....
05-24-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2,828
Views: 247,316
Posted By gearbasher

If you buy it from their ebay store, you get free...

If you buy it from their ebay store, you get free shipping.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-Rubber-Seal-for-Dura-Ace-7400-BB-Cups-/254508077232
05-23-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 377
Posted By gearbasher

That's it! Game over, man! Game over!

That's it! Game over, man! Game over!
05-23-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,204
Posted By gearbasher

You couldn't start this thread 2 weeks ago? I...

You couldn't start this thread 2 weeks ago? I just thew out about a dozen boxes. Here's what I saved.
...
05-20-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 896
Posted By gearbasher

I use quick links on my chains and find that...

I use quick links on my chains and find that chain wear gauges tend to show more wear if the gauge straddles the link.
05-20-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 233
Posted By gearbasher

Sorry for the lousy photos. Buts here are a Right...

Sorry for the lousy photos. Buts here are a Right 10 speed ultra and a left 9 speed Carbon/BB....
05-20-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 233
Posted By gearbasher

Here is my take on Record/Chorus levers. I have...

Here is my take on Record/Chorus levers. I have no experience with the other models:
QS refers to the left hand (front) shift lever. Supposedly it makes for a faster front shift with less lever...
05-20-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,928
Posted By gearbasher

This only means there will be thousands of bikes...

This only means there will be thousands of bikes on Craig's list when this is over.
05-08-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,458
Posted By gearbasher

None.

None.
05-06-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,918
Posted By gearbasher

Over the years I've tried too many saddles to...

Over the years I've tried too many saddles to count and always ended up on a Brooks Pro.
05-06-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 346
Posted By gearbasher

Here's the Veloce breakdown from Campagnolo's...

Here's the Veloce breakdown from Campagnolo's 1998 Spare parts cat.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1550/scan_065dd0757205f83418eee464091ede1e5849a72a.jpg
I got this...
05-06-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,254
Posted By gearbasher

I taught myself to ride a bike when I was 12...

I taught myself to ride a bike when I was 12 (neglected childhood I guess). My father and uncle owned a grocery/deli and I taught myself on the delivery bike. I rode that bike everywhere until my...
05-01-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,391
Posted By gearbasher

I have a trunk bag on one of my bikes (Guerciotti...

I have a trunk bag on one of my bikes (Guerciotti TSX). It mounts just on the seat post. I use this bike for my long hauls away from home. So, it's loaded with a bunch of tools and it's heavy. Yes, I...
04-27-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By gearbasher

I was doing 40-45 miles a day (6 days a week)....

I was doing 40-45 miles a day (6 days a week). Then the virus struck. Now I'm on a trainer and can only survive 18-22 miles a day.
04-24-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By gearbasher

Depending on how vintage you're going, Campy's...

Depending on how vintage you're going, Campy's web site has some good material. Spare parts lists back to '94. Catalogs back to 2004. https://www.campagnolo.com/US/en/Support/support#documentation
04-15-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,272
Posted By gearbasher

Here you go. But now it's right hand drive. ...

Here you go. But now it's right hand drive.
...
04-13-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 661
Posted By gearbasher

Rear cable is coming off the chainstay cable stop...

Rear cable is coming off the chainstay cable stop at a funky angle. That could be causing some heartaches. Maybe you need a step down ferrule?...
04-13-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By gearbasher

The nail polish remover I used was acetone based....

The nail polish remover I used was acetone based. Did nothing. Though, I didn't really go at it for more than 2 minutes.
04-13-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By gearbasher

Well, I have no acetone. So, I tried nail polish...

Well, I have no acetone. So, I tried nail polish remover. That did nothing but clean it. The finest sandpaper I have on hand is 400 grit. I practiced on the broken body. 400 grit sandpaper followed...
04-13-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By gearbasher

Removing logos from Campy ergo lever bodies.

Since I'm stuck at home and can only survive about an hour on my trainer, I decided to round up all my Campy ergo levers that I had for parts and make working sets. I'm down to a 9 speed Veloce set...
04-05-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By gearbasher

Did you get that last spring (#19) in the proper...

Did you get that last spring (#19) in the proper orientation. Lord knows, I've put it backwards a number of times.

Edit: BTW I have broken a composite spring carrier.
04-01-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 511
Posted By gearbasher

It's a DT freehub body that is Campy compatible,...

It's a DT freehub body that is Campy compatible, correct? Maybe the DT isn't machined to the greatest tolerance.
Also. it appears that the gouges are in spots that don't contribute to driving the...
03-30-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 601
Posted By gearbasher

Success!!! Did the drill method. I started out...

Success!!! Did the drill method. I started out with the smallest bit I had and ended up just on the north edge of groove. So, I went a little wider. The hole ended up just large enough to get a 2.5...
03-30-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 601
Posted By gearbasher

Well, if you look at Campy's parts diagrams this...

Well, if you look at Campy's parts diagrams this (like their sealed bearing BBs) is sold as an assembly. No internal parts are available through Campy. Hence, I call it designed to be tossed out and...
03-29-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 601
Posted By gearbasher

Ok, I tried 2 screwdrivers, 2 dental picks, 1...

Ok, I tried 2 screwdrivers, 2 dental picks, 1 screwdriver 1 dental pick. I can get it to flex out, but I can't get anything behind it or under it. The space I'm working in is only 27 mm wide and the...
03-29-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 601
Posted By gearbasher

I have dental picks, but I'm thinking they aren't...

I have dental picks, but I'm thinking they aren't strong enough. I'll give it a shot. No guts...no glory.
03-29-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 601
Posted By gearbasher

Don't you hate when things are designed not to be rebuilt?

A friend gave me two Campy 10s rear hubs. He cracked a flange on both of them, and knowing I like to rebuild things, he gave them to me for parts. I stripped them down and one freehub body had a bad...
03-29-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 805
Posted By gearbasher

When someone is willing to pay more than you...

When someone is willing to pay more than you think the bike is worth.
03-23-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 8,428
Posted By gearbasher

At least in NYC bike shops are considered...

At least in NYC bike shops are considered essential.

https://www.nydailynews.com/coronavirus/ny-coronavirus-bike-shops-fight-to-remain-open-20200322-sjponboaznhvjl64vdocsafzqe-story.html
03-20-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 8,428
Posted By gearbasher

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gysu0kgFwT0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gysu0kgFwT0
03-20-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 8,428
Posted By gearbasher

I guess you don't get my poor attempt at humor....

I guess you don't get my poor attempt at humor. But, I always wondered why they perforated TP anyhow.
03-19-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,122
Posted By gearbasher

I've read somewhere not to use any petroleum...

I've read somewhere not to use any petroleum based lubes in/on pumps. I bought my Silca floor pump in the early 80s. I've used it at least once a week. I use Neatsfoot oil on the cup and I don't ever...
03-18-20, 05:30 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 8,428
Posted By gearbasher

I don't understand this TP hoarding. Do the math....

I don't understand this TP hoarding. Do the math. A roll of Scott's has 1,000 sheets. So, if you take one dump a day and use one sheet per then a single roll should last each person almost 3 years.
03-15-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 8,428
Posted By gearbasher

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6zaVYWLTkU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6zaVYWLTkU
03-11-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Posted By gearbasher

I have no comment on bending the tube, But, I...

I have no comment on bending the tube, But, I have to say, that's a lot of threads!
03-04-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,260
Posted By gearbasher

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1401x917/guerciotti_4a16bc6d3d8d4d357bc822c0ae44d030079fbf1c.jpg
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