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Forum: Touring
01-26-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,932
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

Yes, that is the case. Road/touring bikes mostly...

Yes, that is the case. Road/touring bikes mostly or Bike Fridays or similar. We do sometimes ride on gravel trails and day trips out of town and back in the winter.
Forum: Touring
01-23-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,932
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

I did not realize that. I was considering full...

I did not realize that. I was considering full fenders at some point over knobby / semi-knobby tires and I like the Gilles Berthoud. Let me know if there are similar alternatives.
Forum: Touring
01-19-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,932
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

I do not currently have fenders, but they have...

I do not currently have fenders, but they have been on my mind. I was considering gilles berthoud in 60 mm.

Coincidentally, I have had my eye on the Troll.
Forum: Touring
01-14-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,932
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

Very nice on the Smart Sam's.

Very nice on the Smart Sam's.
Forum: Touring
01-14-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,932
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

I sit upright due to comfort, really. It was...

I sit upright due to comfort, really. It was bothering me on this bike to be forward always on tours.
Forum: Touring
01-14-20, 01:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,932
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

I like the look of the Continental Race Kings. I...

I like the look of the Continental Race Kings. I also like the Marathon Extremes but not the Mondials so much (aesthetically speaking). Surprisingly, I also think the WTB Thickslicks look kind of...
Forum: Touring
01-05-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,932
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

Conflict (tire choice): Weekend touring with knobby tires

I know this is bizarre but I currently tour for long weekends, so under 500 miles, on pavement or occasionally on bike trails (gravel, I guess?). I use an old hardtail mtb from the 1980s where I sit...
12-20-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

He might have meant when switching out the wheels?

He might have meant when switching out the wheels?
12-20-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

Very helpful. Thank you all.

Very helpful. Thank you all.
12-19-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

How long does a newly built wheel keep in storage?

I would like to have a few wheels built on some rims and hubs I've collected. I may rotate them every 6 months or so or I may not. How long will they last without being used once I get them back...
Forum: Touring
10-12-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 764
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

Thank you - I understand now. Here's a link to...

Thank you - I understand now. Here's a link to the Nitto UI-12 I referred to: https://www.somafabshop.com/shop/product/nitto-stem-quill-ui12-31-8mm-2620?category=813

I have seen older mountain...
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 764
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

31.8 Handlebars with 1" steering tube

I have an old 80s hard tail MTB with old bullmoose bars that I use for touring up to a few hundred miles at this point. I have the bullmoose bars high by way of a riser/extender to give an upright...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-07-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,961
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

Good idea; I understand what you mean. One of...

Good idea; I understand what you mean. One of the reasons I inquired about a clear coat is because in testing different colors on different sections of a scrap tube I noticed that I could pretty...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-07-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,961
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

Exactly right. Thanks for the steps.

Exactly right. Thanks for the steps.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-06-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,961
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

I think the frame is between 1978 and 1984. ...

I think the frame is between 1978 and 1984.

If it were powder coated, would that change the choice of enamel?
Forum: Framebuilders
03-06-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,961
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

Thanks! For some reason I thought frames were...

Thanks! For some reason I thought frames were usually powder coated. In any case, enamel sounds great. Thanks again.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-06-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,961
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

Which clear coat over which spray paint?

I'm spray painting over the original paint on a very old steel frame, mainly because I can't find the color I want except in spray paint and I don't want to pay a pro yet to take a chance on a color...
Forum: Touring
02-16-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,043
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

No reason other than I thought I might get a more...

No reason other than I thought I might get a more thorough answer. I'll check in with them instead.

Thanks.
Forum: Touring
02-16-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,043
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

For the front I'm going to look at DT Swiss...

For the front I'm going to look at DT Swiss Alpine III first, and also Wheelsmith DH13 second and Sapim Strong third. I'll order one of each first to see what they look like in person.

If I order...
Forum: Touring
02-12-19, 04:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,043
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

Are you saying that you have a freewheel like a...

Are you saying that you have a freewheel like a 5- or 6-speed on a Phil Wood hub? If so, which model of hub?
Forum: Touring
02-12-19, 12:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,043
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

On the Wheelsmith website I only see DB14, not...

On the Wheelsmith website I only see DB14, not DH13 What's the difference?
Forum: Touring
02-09-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,043
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

Here's a link to the spokes: Phil Wood & Co....

Here's a link to the spokes: Phil Wood & Co. (http://www.philwood.com/products/spknphome.php)
Forum: Touring
02-09-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,043
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

Nice. Would like to see it all.

Nice. Would like to see it all.
Forum: Touring
02-09-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,043
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

Yeah, I checked on that first and these 80s hubs...

Yeah, I checked on that first and these 80s hubs apparently can take 2.3 mm spokes. I don't have any pins to double check.
Forum: Touring
02-09-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,043
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

That's probably true. I've looked at Rhyno...

That's probably true. I've looked at Rhyno Lite's and Velocity NoBS, but I think they're ugly. I have not come around (aesthetically) to any modern rims I've seen yet. For one thing I like a 32 mm...
Forum: Touring
02-09-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,043
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

I had not thought of that, but it makes sense.

I had not thought of that, but it makes sense.
Forum: Touring
02-09-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,043
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

36h in front, high flange. 36h in back, low...

36h in front, high flange. 36h in back, low flange.
Forum: Touring
02-08-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,043
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

Good point. I had not thought of the nipple...

Good point. I had not thought of the nipple issue.
Forum: Touring
02-08-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,043
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

Yes, it's a Japanese freewheel and steel hub. ...

Yes, it's a Japanese freewheel and steel hub. When the wheel is fastened it's about 135 mm inside from dropout to dropout.
Forum: Touring
02-08-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,043
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

Good idea about seat post storage. I've broken a...

Good idea about seat post storage. I've broken a few spokes which were 1980s 2.0 steel just from daily commuting, so I wanted to go crazy with strength for touring. You nailed it: 26", 36h, and...
Forum: Touring
02-08-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,043
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

Which spokes for touring?

I'm 230 lb and touring about 600 mi on a 1980s hardtail MTB. I've got NOS rims and NOS hubs from the era. Which spokes should I choose? I'll be camping, not staying in hotels, so I'll be loaded...
05-09-18, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,470
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

Can you tell me exactly what color that is...

Can you tell me exactly what color that is including the paint brand?
03-27-18, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,169
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

Here are the part numbers for the 980 springs. ...

Here are the part numbers for the 980 springs. The brakes themselves are labeled 980 and 5583.

#980.5 for the right front / left rear. There are two in a bag.
#980.6 for the left front / right...
03-21-18, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

wesmamyke Thank you for the suggestion and the...

wesmamyke Thank you for the suggestion and the offer. I'm going to hold off until I find something perfect :) You know, I may end up getting those re-issue DC980s in the meantime.
03-20-18, 10:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

I think the bolt is 15 mm without the head and 19...

I think the bolt is 15 mm without the head and 19 mm with the head. I'd really like to find at least a pair new, but also the part number so I can try to track down NOS.
03-20-18, 10:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

Right, so M6 x 1.0. I know hardware store...

Right, so M6 x 1.0. I know hardware store options exist, but I wanted to track down the originals because I like how the original head has a slight radius to it and is thinner than most hardware...
03-20-18, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

Dia-Compe 980 brake boss bolts

Does anyone know if Dia-Compe still makes the bolts that attach their 980 cantilever brakes to the mounting bosses on the frame? If so, do you have a part number or a resource?
03-20-18, 04:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,895
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

Thank you all. I decided to have the LBS remove...

Thank you all. I decided to have the LBS remove the fixed cup for me. Tange still makes the spindles and cups I needed according to the LBS and so I went with that. The result is perfect.

Now...
02-11-18, 09:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,895
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

Bill Kapaun The table helps. Thanks. Are these...

Bill Kapaun The table helps. Thanks. Are these spindles still being made? What about the adjustable and fixed cups? The brand I had apparently was Nikyo.
02-11-18, 08:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,895
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

JohnDThompson 3alarmer The fixed cup has flats...

JohnDThompson 3alarmer The fixed cup has flats spaced 36mm apart.

Now that I have the adjustable cup off I can see what's happened. The adjustable cup is cracked. When I peer inside the 68mm...
02-09-18, 02:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,895
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

I think the fixed cup is 36mm.

I think the fixed cup is 36mm.
02-07-18, 06:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,895
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

I went with the Hozan C-205. It's fine. The...

I went with the Hozan C-205. It's fine. The radius of the tool doesn't exactly match the radius of the lock ring but it's functional.

My Park spanner wrench for my freewheel also works for the...
02-06-18, 07:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,895
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

JanMM Thanks. My concern with the tools was...

JanMM Thanks. My concern with the tools was that I wasn't sure if the diameter needed to be an exact match. But I just looked at the Hozan website and they show the C-205 in use and in the picture...
02-05-18, 09:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,895
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

Identifying old bottom bracket and correct tool

I have a bike that's a mish-mash of parts most of which are from the early eighties. The bottom bracket on the non-drive side has a lock ring with six notches. What tool can I use to remove this? ...
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