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02-28-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 235
Posted By Jicafold

That's another question really. What excatly is...

That's another question really. What excatly is the difference between them that makes the Ultegra more expensive. I don't have 2 so I could weigh them.

.....about 1000. Sorry I couldn't help...
02-28-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 235
Posted By Jicafold

I know the number is there. It just has a bunch...

I know the number is there. It just has a bunch of glue, etc on it for some reason. Thank you.
02-28-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 235
Posted By Jicafold

Difference between ST-5510 and ST-6510?

How can you tell the difference between a Shimano Ultegra ST-6510 and Shimano 105 ST-5510 if there are no name plates and the part number is illegable? Is there another way to tell the difference?
02-25-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 845
Posted By Jicafold

Rather than an insole, you could consider bunion...

Rather than an insole, you could consider bunion splints or pads. It spreads the pressure over a larger area, particularly the donut-shaped ones.
02-22-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,886
Posted By Jicafold

Well, what else are you going to do during those...

Well, what else are you going to do during those 2 hours while you watch "The Bachelor" with your wife? That's free time. Just turn some wrenches in the living room while you spend time with her and...
02-22-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 343
Posted By Jicafold

Ahhh...yes. That fits.

Ahhh...yes. That fits.
02-22-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 343
Posted By Jicafold

It's in San Antonio. There is a link to the ad. I...

It's in San Antonio. There is a link to the ad. I highly suspect this was a repaint with new decals. He says he cannot read the serial number. Interesting note...there are braze-on fittings at the...
02-22-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 343
Posted By Jicafold

Is this a real Bianchi?

I seriously doubt it. Looks like a less than tasteful repaint with new decals. Headtube decal is only white, not multicolored. Likely a Bianchi stem stuck on a generic frame. No, I'm not...
02-22-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,886
Posted By Jicafold

I have flipped maybe 300 bikes by now and I have...

I have flipped maybe 300 bikes by now and I have made decent money on every one. Sometimes it’s not about flipping the bike but rather the parts. Your parts may be worth more than the whole. You just...
02-21-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By Jicafold

That seems like a good idea. I was thinking of...

That seems like a good idea. I was thinking of putting the low spot centered between 2 pieces of 2 x 4 on the ground and then using like a broomstick or something pressing outwards. But I don't...
02-21-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,117
Posted By Jicafold

I have always used the calculator on the Pro...

I have always used the calculator on the Pro Wheelbuilder site and it never did me wrong. Consider using that site. I follow lacing instructions on Sheldon Brown
...
02-21-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By Jicafold

Removing rim hop other than with spoke tension

So I have this rear wheel with a vintage Ambrosio rim in a laced with 36 butted spokes to a Suntour hub. Came on a used bike I bought. I have built a few wheels and trued many sets...however, I hate...
02-21-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By Jicafold

Yes. They are cross 1 in the front and cross 2...

Yes. They are cross 1 in the front and cross 2 in the rear.
02-20-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By Jicafold

Excellent. Thank you.

Excellent. Thank you.
02-20-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By Jicafold

Are these Phil Wood Hubs?

So I picked up a set of Campagnolo Record Crono tubular wheels. I'm not sure what hubs they have. They are cartridge bearing hubs with a 7 speed freewheel. Are these Phil hubs?
...
02-13-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 414
Posted By Jicafold

So I drilled it out. I don't think that any kind...

So I drilled it out. I don't think that any kind of adhesive, epoxy would be strong enough to hold this on. JB Weld? I dunno. I'll need a skinny threaded rod to run through there and 2 nuts on the...
02-12-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 414
Posted By Jicafold

Thank you. If I canít get this out Iíll have to...

Thank you. If I canít get this out Iíll have to drill it out.
02-12-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 414
Posted By Jicafold

Yes, the Cannondale does use a threaded rod. I'm...

Yes, the Cannondale does use a threaded rod. I'm considering that as a repair for this one. Of course that may involve using a nut on the outer ends of the shifters. Even if I switch to brake/shift...
02-12-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 414
Posted By Jicafold

It's a decal. That's true. Could be a...

It's a decal.



That's true. Could be a rivet. It's loose and yet not coming off so it must be something other than glue.
02-11-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 414
Posted By Jicafold

How do Trek downtube shifters mount on carbon tubes?

So I have this Trek 2100 carbon frame with these downtube shifter mounts. The left mount is just a bit loose. It looks like it mounts with a screw which likely runs through to the other side. But...
02-10-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,558
Posted By Jicafold

How is this possible ? As a quick overview, the...

How is this possible ? As a quick overview, the rim is the outside metal hoop, the hub is the metal thingy in the middle, and the spokes of the long thin things between the hub and the rim. The...
02-09-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 837
Posted By Jicafold

Seal it up and melt the rest of it out with lye. ...

Seal it up and melt the rest of it out with lye. It won't affect steel or your paint.
02-05-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,249
Posted By Jicafold

I know that's true. Sigh.

I know that's true. Sigh.
02-05-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,249
Posted By Jicafold

Is this dented aluminum frame safe?

So there is a local bike for sale...Fuji Cross bike. Has what looks like a substantial dent in the top tube. Now, past posts on the safety of dented aluminum say yes, no, or maybe. Anyhow, this...
02-04-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By Jicafold

600 Arabesque Rear Derailleur Problem

So I have this Shimano 600 Arabesque rear derailleur. The cage with the pulleys does not have any tension. Nothing. It may be because the plastic surround area is broken. Maybe? Can this be fixed? ...
01-25-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,850
Posted By Jicafold

Amen. I just picked up a kit this past weekend...

Amen. I just picked up a kit this past weekend to start this hobby.
01-24-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By Jicafold

I just need to know in what order these parts go...

I just need to know in what order these parts go back together to make a working shifter. I'm not the one who took it apart.
01-24-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By Jicafold

I already looked at link #2 which was not...

I already looked at link #2 which was not helpful. I was hoping to find something on Youtube but no dice. I'll try the first link you sent. Thank you. \
01-24-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By Jicafold

Shimano Ultegra ST-6510 Shifter Assembly Instructions

Does anybody have any instructions on how to put together a Shimano ST-6510 shifter? I can't seem to find instructions on that particular model. This shows where I am at.
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01-14-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By Jicafold

Great. Thank you.

Great. Thank you.
01-13-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By Jicafold

What crankset is this?

I have 2 of these cranksets which appear to be labeled CAI, but I'm not sure. Is anyone familiar with one these are?
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01-13-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,191
Posted By Jicafold

Thank you. I think I will try that.

Thank you. I think I will try that.
01-13-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,885
Posted By Jicafold

That never works. Didn't you see "Multiplicity"...

That never works. Didn't you see "Multiplicity" with Michael Keaton?
...
01-13-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,191
Posted By Jicafold

I think I'm going to paint it, build it, and ride...

I think I'm going to paint it, build it, and ride it.
01-13-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,191
Posted By Jicafold

It was Columbus SL. I posted the bike specs...

It was Columbus SL. I posted the bike specs previously in message #4.
01-10-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,191
Posted By Jicafold

Well, I wish I could find a matching color for...

Well, I wish I could find a matching color for "electric rose" somewhere...at least something close.
...
01-10-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By Jicafold

For the price, the parts on it are worth more...

For the price, the parts on it are worth more than he is asking. So I really can't lose attempting a fix on the frame.
01-10-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By Jicafold

I was hoping to stay with the downtube shifters.

I was hoping to stay with the downtube shifters.
01-10-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,191
Posted By Jicafold

I had originally used the Aircraft paint stripper...

I had originally used the Aircraft paint stripper on other frames, but it turned dark in color for some reason and stopped working so threw it way. The 2 strippers I used on this, prior to fire, were...
01-10-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By Jicafold

Thank you. I was considering that. I haven't...

Thank you. I was considering that. I haven't purchased the bike yet, or even seen the shifter....just wondering what I may be getting into. Bike is certainly cheap enough.
01-10-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,191
Posted By Jicafold

That was dramatic license. :)

That was dramatic license. :)
01-10-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By Jicafold

Cannondale downtube shifter mount fix?

I saw this discussed in prior threads. I am looking at a Cannondale where the right side downtube shifter is stripped. I assume the original part from Cannondale in this photo is now unavailable. I...
01-10-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,191
Posted By Jicafold

True. My apologies. I understand about heat and...

True. My apologies. I understand about heat and weakening metal...however, I wouldn't think that it should affect the frame to any dangerous level. I'm not sure if I would do it again or not. It's...
01-10-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,191
Posted By Jicafold

Let me clarify. The frame was above the fire,...

Let me clarify. The frame was above the fire, not in the coals. I heated one section at a time for about 1 minute, then removed it to scrape the paint in that section. Each section worked was...
01-09-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,191
Posted By Jicafold

This was a Bertoni frame made with Columbus SL....

This was a Bertoni frame made with Columbus SL. That being said, the heat from a camp fire would certainly be less that the heat needed for brazing this frame together. So I doubt it would affect the...
01-09-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,191
Posted By Jicafold

Fire as paint remover?

So I had this frame that someone had repainted. Poorly. I started to strip it with paint stripper. I used both Kwik-Strip in the blue can and Jasco in the red can with so-so results. It was taking...
01-02-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 549
Posted By Jicafold

Ok. Those T50 size staples you mentioned would...

Ok. Those T50 size staples you mentioned would work well. I'll search the net to see if I can find a narrower stapler for them Thank you.

This one might work well. It has a narrow tip.
...
01-01-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 549
Posted By Jicafold

I used just regular vinyl from the upholstery...

I used just regular vinyl from the upholstery store on the other ones I did.

It seems the problem with the staple guns at Home Depot (I went there and back already) is that the head of the staple...
01-01-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 549
Posted By Jicafold

Well, right, But it's the size of the staples...

Well, right, But it's the size of the staples they use that is the issue.
01-01-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 549
Posted By Jicafold

Excellent! Thank you.

Excellent! Thank you.
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