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07-15-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 54
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Posted By 67tony

I recently built my first wheel set and, while it...

I recently built my first wheel set and, while it was challenging, it was also worth it.
Spoke length calculating, learning lacing patterns, centering the rim, and proper tensioning were all kind of...
07-09-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By 67tony

Just now learning about "bedding the pads", but...

Just now learning about "bedding the pads", but it almost seems like new riders (my wife and her girlfriend) would naturally start out fairly slow...maybe "bedding in" the pads without knowing it.
...
07-09-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By 67tony

Brand new pads, brand new rotors...and both are...

Brand new pads, brand new rotors...and both are clean.

This is not a normal noise, and without any experience with hydraulic brakes I'm kind of scrambling.
07-08-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By 67tony

Hydraulic disc brakes...strange noise?

I recently assembled two Aventon Pace 500 e-bikes. One of them has developed an odd noise, during higher-speed stopping, coming from the rear Tektro hydraulic disc brake. It is a pulsating, gurgling,...
07-05-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By 67tony

PM sent...thanks!

PM sent...thanks!
07-05-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By 67tony

Exage 400/500 LX, Deore RD...help!

My 28 year-old Exage 400LX long-cage called it quits.
Trouble is, I leave for an out-of-state camping trip next weekend, I don't see much on fleabay, and I'm worried about not being able to bring my...
07-05-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By 67tony

Well...almost...thanks, though!

Well...almost...thanks, though!
07-05-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By 67tony

Yup, thanks for that info. I've been perusing the...

Yup, thanks for that info. I've been perusing the auction site but have not seen many 500's or Deore's in reasonable condition for the price.
07-04-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By 67tony

Tough crowd...

Tough crowd...
07-04-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By 67tony

My trusty Exage 400LX RD...

...has finally given up the ghost. (7-speed triple, '92 Schwinn Crosscut.)
The second pic shows the exact piece that failed, resulting in no spring.
Might have something to do with it being about...
07-01-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,189
Posted By 67tony

Here's where I'm at. Final diagnosis is probably...

Here's where I'm at. Final diagnosis is probably improper housing. Seems as if this is a finicky era. I'll try to load a video that shows good limits, and a firm drop onto the 12 cog.

In other...
07-01-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,189
Posted By 67tony

Good plan. I've got an 8-speed 105 triple on my...

Good plan.
I've got an 8-speed 105 triple on my Koga-Miyata, with Shimano bar-end shifters, and it shifts flawlessly. My 7-speed Ironman is Shimano 600, indexed, and it also shifts like a champ....
07-01-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,189
Posted By 67tony

YES! I've operated the RD without being...

YES!
I've operated the RD without being connected to the cable, and it drops down fine.
I also open up housing ends with an awl, and file them smooth.
I'll be shopping for some modern and...
07-01-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,189
Posted By 67tony

I bet this is the problem! Although the cable...

I bet this is the problem!
Although the cable is greased, the housing is definitely old, and stiff.
(The cable guide on the BB is plastic, and I even have that lightly greased as well.)
06-30-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,735
Posted By 67tony

Wow, that frame is in pristine condition! And,...

Wow, that frame is in pristine condition!
And, your bike looks a lot like the '92 I'm currently working (slowly!) on.
...
06-30-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 500
Posted By 67tony

rosefarts, I don't know what's funnier...your...

rosefarts, I don't know what's funnier...your mailbox or your name!
06-30-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,189
Posted By 67tony

Correct. About the only time the chain drops all...

Correct. About the only time the chain drops all the way onto the 12 is if I'm manually shifting, ignoring the brifters, and letting it drop from midway up the cassette. Drop-clicking one at a time,...
06-30-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,189
Posted By 67tony

Yes.

Yes.
06-30-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,189
Posted By 67tony

Dual-wheel method showed the hanger a bit off,...

Dual-wheel method showed the hanger a bit off, which I believe I corrected.
I'll hunt around for the tool, but until then I'm ruling the hanger aligned.

But, the RD is still not dropping the...
06-30-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,189
Posted By 67tony

Nice. If I were still in the Motor City I'd be...

Nice. If I were still in the Motor City I'd be all over your offer!
They probably haven't had one in a while, but I've always regretted leaving Detroit before experiencing a Slow Roll...
06-30-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,189
Posted By 67tony

Cool video, thanks for sharing it. I'd be a bit...

Cool video, thanks for sharing it.
I'd be a bit nervous using a true wheel from one of my other bikes, though.
With the torque needed, I'd worry that the trueness of the levering wheel might be...
06-29-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,189
Posted By 67tony

Thanks. At the risk of forumscorn I took a...

Thanks. At the risk of forumscorn I took a crescent wrench to the hanger and gave it some leverage. Not sure I gained much, if any, but thought it couldn't hurt.

The RD is now dropping down onto...
06-29-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,189
Posted By 67tony

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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06-29-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,189
Posted By 67tony

Chain line is good, cable is brand new, and this...

Chain line is good, cable is brand new, and this pic shows big-big.

I thought of the hanger being out of alignment, but visually it looks good.
Without the tool I don't know how I'd check it more...
06-29-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,189
Posted By 67tony

Great info, thanks for the replies. Clearly,...

Great info, thanks for the replies.
Clearly, different strokes for different folks!

Drivetrain is 52/42/30, 12-25, and is all Shimano 5500 except for a 5603 FD.
I went with A, and chain length...
06-28-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,189
Posted By 67tony

Good catch on the half-linking! Yes, I was also...

Good catch on the half-linking!
Yes, I was also leaning towards Photo A.
06-28-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,189
Posted By 67tony

Chain length choices...

Small (triple) ring, small cog.
Would you use Pic A, Pic B, or something else?

PICTURE A...
06-26-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,533
Posted By 67tony

Gotta say...never seen this!

No worries about taking pictures from the non-drive side...
...
06-23-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 631
Posted By 67tony

I respectfully disagree. I believe quite a few of...

I respectfully disagree. I believe quite a few of them got sold, including the only bike I've ever bought new, a '92 Schwinn Crosscut. Still have it, and still going strong. Far from a low-end...
06-22-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 438
Posted By 67tony

I pondered deleting this whole thread out of...

I pondered deleting this whole thread out of embarrassment, but of course did not due to all the great information it contains. I learned a lot, and probably some others did as well.

Thanks again...
06-20-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 57,399
Views: 8,335,651
Posted By 67tony

PRELUDE IN VERO BEACH... ...

PRELUDE IN VERO BEACH...

https://treasure.craigslist.org/bik/d/winter-beach-1988-schwinn-prelude/7141247105.html...
06-20-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By 67tony

Bought Continental Ultra Sport II's, with the...

Bought Continental Ultra Sport II's, with the subtle yellow stripe.


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06-20-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 438
Posted By 67tony

Well, my relative inexperience shows itself...

Well, my relative inexperience shows itself again...

While setting up the rear derailleur, I notice that the bare cable lying along the down tube did not look right.
Sure enough, the cable guide...
06-20-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 438
Posted By 67tony

Thanks for the great help and suggestions... ...

Thanks for the great help and suggestions...

My crank set is an original 52/42/30, but my FD is the 5500 double. No amount of fiddling with limit screws, pins, and ramps will fix that. The pic...
06-19-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 438
Posted By 67tony

It seems like this FD has enough travel for a...

It seems like this FD has enough travel for a triple, but there is only one way to route the cable...and it's just not right.
06-19-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 438
Posted By 67tony

Well, apparently my 5500 is a double, and a 5503...

Well, apparently my 5500 is a double, and a 5503 is for a triple.
https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/ev/EV-FD-5503-1737B.pdf

Not only do I feel like a dumb-ass, but now my build is paused while I search...
06-19-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 438
Posted By 67tony

I'm not sure what you mean by the...

I'm not sure what you mean by the "throws"...
06-19-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 438
Posted By 67tony

Yes, this is a triple chainring setup. It's been...

Yes, this is a triple chainring setup. It's been a while since I bought it, but I'm almost sure the FD is a triple. The FD lever has 4 clicks extending the derailleur outward, and three clicks to...
06-19-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 438
Posted By 67tony

Shimano 105 FD...install fail?

Something's not right, so says Captain Obvious!

The cable looks too close to the edge of the roller, assuming that's the correct cable route.
It will likely jump off under tension, and has done...
06-18-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By 67tony

Yes, the yellow lug trim is very close in color...

Yes, the yellow lug trim is very close in color to the decals.
I think the lighting in the pics makes them look more orange than they are.

It's going to be a tough call on what color to go with,...
06-18-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 57,399
Views: 8,335,651
Posted By 67tony

Shimano Hubs, 105 5500, only made for a couple of...

Shimano Hubs, 105 5500, only made for a couple of years.
These flange holes look very good...and price in my opinion is reasonable.
They're not mine, but I just built a wheel set with this model...
06-17-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By 67tony

Yes, I figured the pads would fill in the...

Yes, I figured the pads would fill in the scratching, but I'm kind of persnickety so the light sanding made me feel better.

Looks like the preference is to paint the flutes. So far I've got one...
06-17-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,053
Posted By 67tony

Thanks for posting that, rjhammett. The white...

Thanks for posting that, rjhammett.
The white Sante group is a unique and sharp-looking group, for sure!
06-17-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,073
Posted By 67tony

I recently used Lee Kilpatrick and had excellent...

I recently used Lee Kilpatrick and had excellent communication and service.
His lesser-known brand is Pillar, which he feels are similar to Sapim but a bit less expensive.
06-17-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,053
Posted By 67tony

Pics...or it doesn't exist? :)

Pics...or it doesn't exist? :)
06-16-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By 67tony

Wheels are going on this Allez, which is starting...

Wheels are going on this Allez, which is starting to look like an actual bike!

Quick query: Figuring on a black Brooks, bar tape, toe straps, and housing...should I paint the seat post flutes...
06-16-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By 67tony

Filed my rim seams!

In another thread it was noted that Sun rims usually had a slight overlap at the bead. It was suggested I'd have to file them smooth, and I balked for a while because of scratching. Well, there was...
06-15-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By 67tony

Polished up the Kalloy 50, figuring I may...

Polished up the Kalloy 50, figuring I may appreciate the 3.5" rise.
The SR 60, with a 2" rise, is probably more appropriate to the era, and I do prefer the hidden bolt.
But...you guys are always...
06-13-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By 67tony

Apparently, Shimano does not make a 28.6...

Apparently, Shimano does not make a 28.6 clamp...but a company called Problem Solvers does.
I've ordered it, as well as the shim, and I'll see which one I like better.

Here's a good one; Within a...
06-13-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By 67tony

Brilliant! Although I'm sure the shim would...

Brilliant!
Although I'm sure the shim would work, I'll be on the hunt for a 28.6 clamp.
I just like that idea better...
...
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