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04-16-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 358
Posted By Reynolds

Maybe it's just luck - but I've installed quite a...

Maybe it's just luck - but I've installed quite a few Italian threaded BBs, both old school and cartridge, and never had them come loose. I use just grease and tighten them VERY hard with a 16"...
04-10-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 67
Igh
Views: 1,959
Posted By Reynolds

My thought when I built my Nexus 8 commuter bike...

My thought when I built my Nexus 8 commuter bike was "what lubricant can I put on this to avoid disassembling it every 5,000 kms?"
So I when I disassembled it for its first service drilled & tapped...
04-09-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,329
Posted By Reynolds

It's not finished yet, wait till they pour the...

It's not finished yet, wait till they pour the concrete on it.
04-08-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 475
Posted By Reynolds

On some MTBs the FD cable coming from the TT/ST...

On some MTBs the FD cable coming from the TT/ST went through a pulley to reverse its travel to work with a bottom pull FD. That looks like the mounting place for that pulley.
04-07-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,878
Posted By Reynolds

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04-05-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 750
Posted By Reynolds

You might google Vittorio Brumotti too.

You might google Vittorio Brumotti too.
04-02-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,878
Posted By Reynolds

Mondia, Election, Roamer. This thread remembered...

Mondia, Election, Roamer. This thread remembered me that I had these somewhere. They worked OK years ago, but the oil must have dried out or something.....
03-31-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,137
Posted By Reynolds

Noone tried tapping the seatpost sideways/back...

Noone tried tapping the seatpost sideways/back and forth? I had good results loosening broken threaded studs in engine blocks using this method.
03-30-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,467
Posted By Reynolds

IIRC, the Giant TCR was the first modern road...

IIRC, the Giant TCR was the first modern road sloping TT bike in 1997. Back then, it was said one of the advantages was to reduce the frame sizes to 3 (S, M, L)....
03-27-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,099
Posted By Reynolds

Fork looks bent. Otherwise, that'll buff right...

Fork looks bent. Otherwise, that'll buff right off.
03-22-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 529
Posted By Reynolds

Chain pliers?

Chain pliers?
Forum: Foo
03-21-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By Reynolds

:thumb:

:thumb:
03-21-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By Reynolds

I've straightened worse stays than those using 2...

I've straightened worse stays than those using 2 wooden blocks under the stay, 1 on top of it and a lever, with the frame on the floor and using a heavy workbench as a stop, and they came out well.
03-20-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,398
Posted By Reynolds

The Presta and Schrader valves I've seen are...

The Presta and Schrader valves I've seen are attached differently, the Presta has a groove in the metal stem while the Schrader has an integral rubber circle which in my opinion is stronger due to...
03-20-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,398
Posted By Reynolds

+1 to all dabac said.

+1 to all dabac said.
03-19-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,398
Posted By Reynolds

I like Presta more, but Schrader works well too....

I like Presta more, but Schrader works well too. I had some Presta tubes fail at the stem/tube interface though, never with Schrader.
03-19-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 441
Posted By Reynolds

The axle couldn't cause the wobble, as scarlson...

The axle couldn't cause the wobble, as scarlson said, because it doesn't spin. Maybe those ugly marks were made by someone trying to straighten the hub?
03-18-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 441
Posted By Reynolds

FWIW, I recall Hinault's mechanic saying how...

FWIW, I recall Hinault's mechanic saying how before building wheels he would test new hubs (Campagnolo Super Record of course) and reject those that didn't meet his standards - like being too...
03-16-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,640
Posted By Reynolds

Or Raleigh's 32/40.

Or Raleigh's 32/40.
03-16-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 407
Posted By Reynolds

There are many threads about this on the Utility...

There are many threads about this on the Utility Cycling subforum.
03-14-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 641
Posted By Reynolds

For me it's certainly smaller than 50, maybe 48...

For me it's certainly smaller than 50, maybe 48 or 49.
03-13-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,642
Posted By Reynolds

I have done the opposite - 7sp shifter with 8sp -...

I have done the opposite - 7sp shifter with 8sp - 1 cassette. Worked OK for me.
03-12-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,543
Posted By Reynolds

Neither have I. I'd have to convert kms to miles....

Neither have I. I'd have to convert kms to miles.
OTOH, I don't know what my wattage is.
03-11-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,608
Posted By Reynolds

Somehow this discussion reminds me of the guy who...

Somehow this discussion reminds me of the guy who found how to make bikes faster - using a taller gear, like a 60/11!
03-11-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,608
Posted By Reynolds

My road bike has 170, my MTB 175 and my hybrid...

My road bike has 170, my MTB 175 and my hybrid 165 (because I built it from used parts and that's what I had at the moment). I must be very insensitive, because I can't feel any differences.
03-09-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,406
Posted By Reynolds

Like most, I prefer 15 to 20C. But I like 30-32C...

Like most, I prefer 15 to 20C. But I like 30-32C if overcast.
03-09-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By Reynolds

Chlorine spill treatment

I carried a plastic can of chlorine in my front basket, it had a leak which I didn't discover after 2 or 3 days had passed. There was red rust at the fork and white on the aluminum front rack. I...
03-07-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,340
Posted By Reynolds

Nothing new. ...

Nothing new.
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03-07-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 545
Posted By Reynolds

I concur with Maelochs above, but I'd go for 38...

I concur with Maelochs above, but I'd go for 38 or 40mm tires and at least 32 spoke wheels if possible.
03-05-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,950
Posted By Reynolds

Ah, the times when cars had distributors, and you...

Ah, the times when cars had distributors, and you could actually see what was going on there and fix it if needed!
03-05-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,950
Posted By Reynolds

:thumb: Another 2 for you: "Left a good...

:thumb:
Another 2 for you:

"Left a good job in the city
Working for the Man every night and day..."

"Ain't no food upon the table, and no pork up in the pan
But you better not complain, boy,...
03-04-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 611
Posted By Reynolds

I wouldn't convert a double or triple to 1x, the...

I wouldn't convert a double or triple to 1x, the small "complication" and added weight doesn't bother me. I might build a 1x from zero for relaxed rides on flat terrain, where 6 gears are more than...
03-04-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 710
Posted By Reynolds

Very nice bike OP! Love the spumoni paint scheme.

Very nice bike OP! Love the spumoni paint scheme.
03-04-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 611
Posted By Reynolds

I was too before trying it, but in real life...

I was too before trying it, but in real life never had any problems with 1x6 or 1x7. This was on hybrids with long chainstays though and on pavement.
03-03-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,950
Posted By Reynolds

"My papa said son, don't let the Man get you and...

"My papa said son, don't let the Man get you and do what he's done to me
'Cause he'll get you
'Cause he'll get ya now, now"
03-03-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,950
Posted By Reynolds

I can relate! And then there are the others that...

I can relate! And then there are the others that if you leave the excess grease on would complain about how dirty you left their car...

Same here.

+1
03-03-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 402
Posted By Reynolds

Can't see the Velobase link on Firefox.

Can't see the Velobase link on Firefox.
03-02-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,950
Posted By Reynolds

I do it all myself - but my bikes are old and...

I do it all myself - but my bikes are old and simple, no CF, no electronics, no hydraulics, no suspension...
03-02-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By Reynolds

Redishing should correct that easily.

Redishing should correct that easily.
03-02-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,033
Posted By Reynolds

Could also be used as a front basket.

Could also be used as a front basket.
03-01-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By Reynolds

I think it's not really a dustcap, but it's there...

I think it's not really a dustcap, but it's there to cover the splines if you don't use a roller brake.
03-01-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,753
Posted By Reynolds

Google "fake brand names" and have a good...

Google "fake brand names" and have a good laugh!
02-28-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,013
Posted By Reynolds

To me a motorcycle isn't defined by how it...

To me a motorcycle isn't defined by how it handles, or by how is its throttle controlled. Also I know having a motor is beneficial sometimes, like when you want to go faster. What defines a...
02-28-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,013
Posted By Reynolds

If one wants a motorcycle, why don't just buy a...

If one wants a motorcycle, why don't just buy a motorcycle?
02-26-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,518
Posted By Reynolds

Oriana? ...

Oriana?

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02-26-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,518
Posted By Reynolds

Only way to know is to buy it.

Only way to know is to buy it.
02-25-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,518
Posted By Reynolds

Don't get me started on word plays...

Don't get me started on word plays...
02-23-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 705
Posted By Reynolds

The mechanic didn't tighten them enough?

The mechanic didn't tighten them enough?
02-22-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,139
Posted By Reynolds

I like short cable ends, about 2 - 3cm. Usually...

I like short cable ends, about 2 - 3cm. Usually with standard crimped caps, but sometimes with an old crimped nipple or soldered if the cable allows it.
02-21-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By Reynolds

Maybe COLUMBUS MS decals on the downtube?

Maybe COLUMBUS MS decals on the downtube?
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