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10-18-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 731
Posted By C9H13N

You can source new chainrings and change the...

You can source new chainrings and change the cassette to go a little lower. 50-39 x 11-28 might be enough for you.

Swapping for a triple is going to require a new bottom bracket and rear...
10-05-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,605
Posted By badger1

This ... all of it, and a good explanation why...

This ... all of it, and a good explanation why some of us, self included, still love old-school NORBA-geometry hardtails for non-technical off-road/in-city riding: they can be very light, quick, and...
10-04-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,605
Posted By HD3andMe

Have you ever ridden a late model MTB? ...

Have you ever ridden a late model MTB?

Things change. Evolve even. Get more capable. Get more fun.
10-04-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,677
Posted By SurferRosa

I followed a gal on one of those for a few...

I followed a gal on one of those for a few minutes one day. The view was incredible.
10-03-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,605
Posted By HD3andMe

TLDR; this guy really likes his ancient hardtail,...

TLDR; this guy really likes his ancient hardtail, despite having a rudimentary understanding of frame geometry and how it affects the way a bike performs.
09-29-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,957
Posted By Milton Keynes

Darn, lots of old farts here.

Darn, lots of old farts here.
09-28-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 491
Posted By ShannonM

You're kinda stuck in Uncanny Valley with this...

You're kinda stuck in Uncanny Valley with this one.

1) 6 speed cassettes were never very common, and haven't been made for like 30 years.
2) Cassettes and freehub bodies have spline patterns that...
09-27-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By SpeedofLite

Frames and Framebuilding (1981) Tom Kellogg, John Stinsmen, and Jim Redcay

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09-26-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,421
Posted By mattcalifornia

From the way you describe it, I wonder if you'd...

From the way you describe it, I wonder if you'd be better off with a hard tail bike. Or even a gravel bike. You'd be surprised at what you can do with little to no suspension. Unless you're bombing...
09-25-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9,357
Views: 908,177
Posted By texaspandj

The second one and the first one are the same...

The second one and the first one are the same bike 😂.
Removed fenders, chain guard. Removed the rust and blue house paint. Still a work in progress.
09-25-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,101
Posted By peteyg

Just a follow up if it can help anyone in the...

Just a follow up if it can help anyone in the future.
NYC bike lawyer Daniel Flanzig a cyclist that protects cyclists. newyorkbikelawyer.com
Some home owners and rental insurance policies cover...
09-24-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,135
Posted By Salamandrine

I thought everyone would just skip over 13, and...

I thought everyone would just skip over 13, and go straight to 14, like with elevators.

It looks like an elephant trying to ride a bicycle. What are they thinking.
09-23-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Soak it in lye. It will erode the aluminum. Just...

Soak it in lye. It will erode the aluminum. Just make sure the garage is well ventilated....
...
09-23-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,309
Posted By mack_turtle

steel bikes are pretty trendy right now from my...

steel bikes are pretty trendy right now from my vantage point.
09-22-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,289
Posted By mstateglfr

That looks exhausting, but everyone needs a...

That looks exhausting, but everyone needs a hobby.

"Here lies mojo. He kept his garage floor spotless." For sure how I want to be remembered.**
09-22-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 10,966
Posted By wgscott

Unplug the battery and try it again.

Unplug the battery and try it again.
09-21-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,022
Posted By Drillium Dude

I'm local, have a concrete floor in my large work...

I'm local, have a concrete floor in my large work area and possess skills/tools/experience. Hit me up via PM if you need maintenance assist :)

DD
09-20-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,022
Posted By sheddle

We have Bike Court but they mainly prosecute...

We have Bike Court but they mainly prosecute things like photographing your bike crosschained, or wearing a WC stripes jersey. It's pretty boring.
09-20-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,022
Posted By ridethecliche

If they didn't point it out when you dropped it...

If they didn't point it out when you dropped it off, didn't call you when they started the work, and didn't point it out when you picked it up until you pointed it out... Well then they did the...
09-20-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 688
Posted By scarlson

That'd be a very loose tolerance. I kind of doubt...

That'd be a very loose tolerance. I kind of doubt it.


Let's rock!
Cooper
Cooper
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Damn fine television.
09-20-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 602
Posted By HD3andMe

WTH is a "regular" bike?

WTH is a "regular" bike?
09-19-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,477
Posted By scarlson

The Wanderer Werke headbadge looks like Wonder...

The Wanderer Werke headbadge looks like Wonder Woman badge....
09-17-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 472
Posted By wgscott

Fire

Fire
09-16-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,614
Posted By Rolla

I know of no such product. I'd imagine that in...

I know of no such product. I'd imagine that in order to secure them tightly enough to not move around and to release from the pedals predictably, they'd be uncomfortable. I don't know the issue...
09-16-20, 12:33 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,861
Posted By ShannonM

Well, I'm not going to question your choice of...

Well, I'm not going to question your choice of pedals, but I am going to question your buckling down of your toe straps. Why you do dis?

IMNVHO, the only time this should be done is when the toe...
09-14-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 529
Posted By Crankycrank

Haven't found this to be true at all. After...

Haven't found this to be true at all. After decades of trying many, many different types/brands/price of greases I finally settled on a tub of cheap marine grease for just about everything including...
09-14-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 595
Posted By dabac

Iím not sure thatís a cassette. It looks to me...

Iím not sure thatís a cassette.
It looks to me like youíve made yourself a freewheel puller. Freewheels tighten by pedalling action and can be on wickedly tight.
A very common method is to stick...
09-13-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 7,206
Posted By tomato coupe

I guess it depends on how you look at it. If the...

I guess it depends on how you look at it. If the choice is either riding a recumbent or getting a sharp stick in the eye then, yes, 90% of cyclists would be better served riding a recumbent.
09-13-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,042
Posted By tomato coupe

Not a math person, are you? If your number was...

Not a math person, are you? If your number was true, and every person on the planet bought a gravel bike, only one would be riding that trail.
09-13-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,042
Posted By Gresp15C

To the OP: Keep riding and learning. As you gain...

To the OP: Keep riding and learning. As you gain more exposure to cycling and cyclists, I'm betting you'll arrive at a couple of generalizations:

1. A lot of cyclists are doing things that other...
09-13-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 679
Posted By Random Tandem

So much better to have a steerer that is too...

So much better to have a steerer that is too long, rather than what I always find!

-Will
09-13-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 529
Posted By woodcraft

For bicycle purposes, grease is grease.

For bicycle purposes, grease is grease.
09-12-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 604
Posted By SJX426

As you probably know, this should not require a...

As you probably know, this should not require a tool for removal, only one to hold it in place when tightening the jam nut.

Any way, I would try a rubber belt of some kind to wrap around the cup...
09-12-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 504
Posted By yobuttin

Penny Farthing 1885 Columbia Expert Restoration: before/after

I had another thread that was moved to appraisals, so I wanted to share here. We recently had our bike restored. Took approx 10 months to completely overhaul it. Here are some before photos:
...
09-11-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 7,206
Posted By HD3andMe

But you're still stuck with a 'bent or a...

But you're still stuck with a 'bent or a tricycle. That would really suck.
09-10-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 430
Posted By robertj298

Maybe because there was only one Dura Ace AX...

Maybe because there was only one Dura Ace AX rear derailleur AX 7300
09-08-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By cxwrench

That's an old SRAM 'bassworm'. Throw it away and...

That's an old SRAM 'bassworm'. Throw it away and route your housing normally.


Seriously, throw it away.
09-08-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,494
Posted By Iride01

It's not as big as you think. When in the 34 ring...

It's not as big as you think. When in the 34 ring the difference in ratio between your 11 and 12 cog is a bigger difference than your 30 and 34 cog.

(34/11) - (34/12) = .26
(34/30) - (34/34) =...
09-06-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9,357
Views: 908,177
Posted By Chinghis

Hey, folks. I've joined your club! An old...

Hey, folks. I've joined your club!

An old co-worker friend of mine dropped me a line this week, and mentioned that he still had the bike he has been wanting to give me for a while. So we got...
09-06-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,300
Posted By Steel Charlie

My only thot on it is who GAF? It's too big for...

My only thot on it is who GAF? It's too big for a normal human anyway.
09-06-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By andrewclaus

The smaller one may be from a different...

The smaller one may be from a different application, possibly small engine throttle cable, like I found in this photo:...
09-05-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 704
Posted By 79pmooney

You are on the small cog. I would expect to see...

You are on the small cog. I would expect to see the derailleur cage about 45 degrees back from what I see. Can you really shift up to the big cog and still have two links to spare? (I trust you...
09-05-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,100
Posted By burnthesheep

Haha. I once rained on a dudeís parade that...

Haha.

I once rained on a dudeís parade that posted a Zwift everesting to Facebook. Dude turned the difficulty to almost zero and rode at a nice easy cadence and almost no wattage. I pointed out...
09-04-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 611
Posted By dsbrantjr

Shimano 6 through 9 speed derailleurs, and 10...

Shimano 6 through 9 speed derailleurs, and 10 speed road derailleurs, all have the same 1.7:1 actuation ratio, so if you match the shifter and the cassette speeds you should be OK. Science Behind...
09-01-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,026
Posted By 79pmooney

Those chainrings use standard bolt patterns. If...

Those chainrings use standard bolt patterns. If so you can simply buy circular chainrings and try them. That will tell you far more than pagers of answers to your thread will.

I took a quick look...
09-01-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 471
Posted By dddd

There is a metal tubular sleeve that connects the...

There is a metal tubular sleeve that connects the rim joint 180-degrees from the valve stem.
09-01-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 614
Posted By Mulberry20

Is this for a gravel bike by any chance? Campy is...

Is this for a gravel bike by any chance? Campy is going to launch a 13 speed gravel groupset this month with a 9 tooth ultra-wide cassette and a non-linear derailleur to make shifting much faster and...
09-01-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 823
Posted By rydabent

Like so many ideas, I would bet that if you were...

Like so many ideas, I would bet that if you were given two bikes, and the sprockets and gears were covered up you couldnt tell the difference.
09-01-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 823
Posted By Kapusta

Sort of. I prefer prime-numbered cogs, and they...

Sort of. I prefer prime-numbered cogs, and they are all odd.
08-30-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 767
Posted By repechage

you just lead an ultra clean life.

you just lead an ultra clean life.
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