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09-19-20, 08:35 AM
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Posted By rosefarts

Gerber bikes?

I may have a chance to get one, cheap.

Barend shifters. Looks great from the single pic. Early 80s if I had to guess. Looks kinda cool.

Is it worth the space in my (rather small) garage?
09-18-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 745
Posted By rosefarts

Nine of my bikes are compatible with each other....

Nine of my bikes are compatible with each other. If my gravel and road bikes could switch wheels, that'd be great. In practice though, it's never been an issue.

I wouldn't get two bikes that are...
09-14-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 168
Posted By rosefarts

Funny, I also have a Silca from around the same...

Funny, I also have a Silca from around the same time, custom painted for the bike it came with. I weighs half what the Zefal does and works better. Due to the friggin Tom Kellogg paint job on it, I...
09-14-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,349
Posted By rosefarts

When gravel biking started looking interesting to...

When gravel biking started looking interesting to me, I got Schwalbe Pro One's in 28. On Stan's Alpha 340s, they measure 30. If anyone is paying attention, nothing about that setup is gravel. It's...
09-14-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 675
Posted By rosefarts

I ride an old Voodoo Wazoo that's basically...

I ride an old Voodoo Wazoo that's basically gravel before it was a thing. It's not appreciably different than a modern canti and QR gravel bike.

My experience and gut tell me to tell you to get...
09-14-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 203
Posted By rosefarts

Duuude! You can't ask about shifting problems...

Duuude! You can't ask about shifting problems without first replacing the 20 year old housing.

On the new stuff, check that it has no sharp bends and the plastic liner isn't all smooshed.
09-14-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 168
Posted By rosefarts

Yep. So is it unchanged? Does the new kit work on...

Yep. So is it unchanged? Does the new kit work on a 1987 model? I don't think a new one would push more air. It's only the head I'm worried about. $11 vs $42
09-14-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,184
Posted By rosefarts

I use 12-30 on a compact and have certainly run...

I use 12-30 on a compact and have certainly run out of gears on the super steep stuff. If your derailleur can swing 11-36 or 40, you still might not be spinning but it'd be a lot better.
09-14-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 168
Posted By rosefarts

Zefal Hpx head rebuild.

I've got an Hpx from the 80s. For the life of me, I can't get it to stay on a valve more than a couple pumps.

I got this thing a few months ago basically unused since the 80s. A little lube on the...
09-14-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 203
Posted By rosefarts

Define friction free? It should be silky smooth. ...

Define friction free? It should be silky smooth.

The problem you have described is textbook cable friction. Kink in either or both of the cable or housing. Frayed cable. Something on the rear...
09-14-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 711
Posted By rosefarts

Loose bearings are available in almost any...

Loose bearings are available in almost any hardware and auto parts store. I'd imagine that Canada is the same.

Most shops have a decent selection of caged and cartridge bearings. Not for display...
09-14-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 711
Posted By rosefarts

I do a bit of refurbs myself. I don't...

I do a bit of refurbs myself.

I don't consider it sacrilege to outright replace wear items. Especially since I probably spend more on beer or coffee while thinking about my solutions.

Asking on...
09-14-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 711
Posted By rosefarts

Bearings are super cheap. It would have been a...

Bearings are super cheap. It would have been a great idea to replace them even without messing about with mild acid

Acetic acid is good for dying easter eggs and killing c-diff. It's not a...
09-14-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 493
Posted By rosefarts

You don't have a choice. The vise method...

You don't have a choice. The vise method described works. The breaker bar method can work but it's really hard, bashes knuckles, and breaks tools. No pressure goes into the hub, unless you mean spoke...
09-14-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 413
Posted By rosefarts

I've got some nice thick gray/blue grease from...

I've got some nice thick gray/blue grease from the auto store that works great. I only use it in big areas because I don't have a gun for it.

Pedro's in a gun for more exact greasing.

I used to...
09-14-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 493
Posted By rosefarts

I have a buddy kinda like you. Will machine...

I have a buddy kinda like you.

Will machine a tool to the thousandths just because he can. Will mill a new bolt to avoid another trip to the store. It's an art and I'm jealous.

Did it work?
09-13-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,349
Posted By rosefarts

Geez, I was planning to say the same thing.

Geez, I was planning to say the same thing.
09-13-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,349
Posted By rosefarts

I have a fast and light (for steel) road bike. ...

I have a fast and light (for steel) road bike. With 28's can handle a dirt road here or there to connect paved routes.

I have a modern mountain bike ideally suited for long xx, like IMBA Epic...
09-13-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By rosefarts

I've actually had great luck with plain old slime...

I've actually had great luck with plain old slime set up tubeless. It takes a lot to work but it does work pretty well.
09-13-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,349
Posted By rosefarts

I kind of understand the OP. It's slower and...

I kind of understand the OP.

It's slower and kinda boring, in a lot of places.

Flat roads that go for miles without changing much doesn't sound fun. It's not fun on pavement and it's not fun...
09-13-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 323
Posted By rosefarts

The deraileur is indexed? Not the shifter? That's...

The deraileur is indexed? Not the shifter? That's like the coolest thing I've heard in a while.

Too bad it doesn't work super well. Out of the box thinking for sure.

Does it have a switch like...
09-13-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 323
Posted By rosefarts

I wish I could help you with the 7300. I would...

I wish I could help you with the 7300. I would love to have an AX group on a bike but haven't come across one yet.

My 7400 stuff adjusts just like any modern non electric. From pics, that AX stuff...
09-13-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 323
Posted By rosefarts

It's supposed to work just fine. Mine are dead...

It's supposed to work just fine. Mine are dead symmetrical, so I can't envision it changing anything I I do flip them. I have the fortune of a very lightly used bike from the UG era, that I only put...
09-13-20, 08:09 AM
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Views: 888,586
Posted By rosefarts

Canklecat, it's Celeste bar tape. When I first...

Canklecat, it's Celeste bar tape. When I first wrapped it I wasn't sure but now that I've got the rotten white hoods off and the new black hoods on, I like the look.

For STI, I'd go all in. New...
09-13-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,124
Posted By rosefarts

My 1985-6 Spectrum was pretty close. Bought...

My 1985-6 Spectrum was pretty close.

Bought by a friend of my dad's who wasn't a cyclist but liked nice things. Ridden under 500 miles by my estimate. Left to sit in a basement for the next 35...
09-12-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9,198
Views: 888,586
Posted By rosefarts

4'9" and this is the 700c front and back version....

4'9" and this is the 700c front and back version. It's a tad big. I think it would be perfect for 5'1" and I'm sure the assym wheel version for a little shorter, with very very limited options for...
09-12-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 411
Posted By rosefarts

I had a picture fall off the wall and hit me in...

I had a picture fall off the wall and hit me in my sleep once. It hurt.

Just something to think about.

Beautiful park pizza cutter replica. You've got to pad it and yourself and try to ride it...
09-11-20, 09:36 PM
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Posted By rosefarts

Finally had a short window between work, weather,...

Finally had a short window between work, weather, and smoke to get the new old bike out. Just a short test ride but it was good.

It fits as well as her other bike, too big but she's used to that....
09-06-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 783
Posted By rosefarts

I did this in high school a lot. Proflex...

I did this in high school a lot.

Proflex 855. Then took off the front derailleur and added a Sachs 3x geared hub, then had it repainted black and put a Manitou 4 on it with Avid Tri Align brakes...
09-06-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,160
Posted By rosefarts

Sometimes, the saltiest sellers have the sweetest...

Sometimes, the saltiest sellers have the sweetest stuff.

Not sure about this guy but I've seen it.

The idea that they don't care if it sells, and can spend another 20 years on a shelf is kinda...
09-06-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,482
Posted By rosefarts

I've flown over the bars a few times. Usually...

I've flown over the bars a few times. Usually from a rock or root that stops me cold. Once from a pile of other riders that went down immediately in front of me. Hood of a car, twice. A curb. A...
09-06-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 783
Posted By rosefarts

I've got a '98 or so Voodoo Wazoo cross bike. ...

I've got a '98 or so Voodoo Wazoo cross bike.

First off, sandblasted then powder coated.

Campy Chorus crank set up 1x.

DT rims on Bitex hubs, tubeless tires.

11-42 cassette.
09-06-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By rosefarts

They're great actually. I ride Keo's that...

They're great actually.

I ride Keo's that cost me $5 from the used bin, that were only $60 new. Unknown mileage, plus plenty of my own. Still perfect.

I had a pair of Look Delta's about 1999...
09-06-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 882
Posted By rosefarts

A hat under the helmet. I've been mostly bald for...

A hat under the helmet. I've been mostly bald for a while, I think it was like 2 years ago when I realized I didn't need to slather my scalp with sunscreen.

Full frame pump. 6 months ago I had...
09-06-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By rosefarts

I found the black doodad in the middle. Headset...

I found the black doodad in the middle. Headset cap and penny are a reference for size.

You'd have to do a little grinding on the back. If you want it, I'll put it in the mail....
09-05-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 939
Posted By rosefarts

You can really tell the geography of the posters...

You can really tell the geography of the posters here. In Colorado, a flat century like Elephant Rock still has close to 5000'. In other parts of the world, that's a hilly day.

I'm "lucky" I can...
09-05-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By rosefarts

Can you post a picture? If they're what I think...

Can you post a picture? If they're what I think you mean, there is a tab on top of the downtube that both shifters are on, rather than on the side.

I'd skip it altogether and either add a bolt on...
09-05-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 559
Posted By rosefarts

So I can't blame you. I replaced the...

So I can't blame you.

I replaced the bearings on some Campy cranks with a 9 month old occupying my attention. The bike seemed to surge on me when pedaling for a couple weeks after that. I finally...
09-05-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 319
Posted By rosefarts

Thread drift, why not? I do and have for 25 years...

Thread drift, why not? I do and have for 25 years and have never had issues.

Also, if I'm chasing creaks, I definitely lube the handlebar lightly before clamping. Same with seat rails. I've never...
09-05-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By rosefarts

I think you could mod a cap from modern...

I think you could mod a cap from modern suspension forks. Some have a similar size cap you'd need to grind some threads off of. Usually black.

For the bolt, if it were mine, I'd probably run a tap...
09-05-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 529
Posted By rosefarts

Its not about the speeds, never was. If you...

Its not about the speeds, never was.

If you switch to STI, 8 speeds is your minimum. Sure you could set your stops to use only 6 (5) of the clicks but what fun is that?

I never asked about...
09-05-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 939
Posted By rosefarts

The Triple Bypass is nearly 11,000 in 120 miles....

The Triple Bypass is nearly 11,000 in 120 miles. It certainly feels like a bike day.

I have a lot of shorter local rides that have a lot more climbing per mile but are only about half that...
09-05-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 246
Posted By rosefarts

So I've got a rather uninformative thread going...

So I've got a rather uninformative thread going on in Mechanics about some of your questions.

Here is my understanding, at a certain point, Maybe 9 speed and up, there started to be specific...
09-05-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 529
Posted By rosefarts

This thread is essentially closed at this point....

This thread is essentially closed at this point. I think I've got my answer.

I was clear in my follow-up posts that I do not have the parts. I'm making a list of what I might need if my wife wants...
09-05-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9,198
Views: 888,586
Posted By rosefarts

Is a project bike really ever finished? Here...

Is a project bike really ever finished?

Here it is.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20200905_125200819_67e2bad6fbea8f0b6bde8fbbed1eb1c622a9d99e.jpg

I'm...
09-05-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 529
Posted By rosefarts

All great ideas. She's not much of a...

All great ideas.

She's not much of a cyclist but a pretty serious runner. She's got a 650c Motobecane that works but that size is getting rarer and for some reason, is always a pita to fix flats....
09-04-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 529
Posted By rosefarts

I have an older downtube shifting bike in 105 as...

I have an older downtube shifting bike in 105 as a gift for my wife. Once I hand it over, I assume she'll want STI.

So I'm just thinking ahead about what that may take.

Cassette, new wheel with...
09-04-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 529
Posted By rosefarts

Do older derailleurs care how many speeds

I am hoping to put a 6 speed 105 derailleur on an 8 speed Shimano drivetrain. Sora 8 speed STI and 8 speed cassette.

I know that with higher number of gears, this probably won't work. I think...
09-02-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 908
Posted By rosefarts

Just got some. Switched it out ASAP.

Just got some. Switched it out ASAP.
08-30-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,722
Posted By rosefarts

So I've mentioned this in other threads. I'll...

So I've mentioned this in other threads. I'll mention it here too.

In my racing days, I got relatively cheap aluminum frames, slapped Ultegra or Dura Ace on them, and away we went. They were fast,...
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