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02-27-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 347
Posted By easyupbug

With 18 C&V bikes and a C&V truck, I took advise...

With 18 C&V bikes and a C&V truck, I took advise of low milage RV owners and C&V automobile owners for tire life. I have also had very good results with 303 Aerospace protectant for hoods and tires...
02-25-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 478
Posted By easyupbug

I suppose it might depend on your service...

I suppose it might depend on your service interval, if you can keep up, maybe a while. That said I have no experience with anything that looked that serious.
02-22-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 866
Posted By easyupbug

I have seen and now own a head tube rolled by...

I have seen and now own a head tube rolled by Andy Gilmour and then brazed to fill and it is perfect, not cheap but for many frames in my opinion they are worth it, beyond $ and .
02-22-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 563
Posted By easyupbug

Anyone give $800+ for a factory Tommasini paint job?

Quote for Red Rosa and shipping to them. Would love a review. My Tommy is a smoked Tecno, was thinking something similar but they no longer can do the smoke.
02-22-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 352
Posted By easyupbug

Ugly but works: ...

Ugly but works:
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/858x1111/73d806e2_37e8_462b_a263_4ddc08003aa4_1_201_a_7c1f5251117193ccb3c1b4a181d3eccf0bb8439d.jpeg
02-22-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 501
Posted By easyupbug

I find the calipers don't flex as much with...

I find the calipers don't flex as much with higher quality brakes and a single business card width will usually work but on most bikes I start with a double business card.
02-21-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,230
Posted By easyupbug

C&V rescue is a affliction that gets very...

C&V rescue is a affliction that gets very expensive, fight it.
02-21-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,000
Posted By easyupbug

For frames, definitely not 1989:...

For frames, definitely not 1989: https://www.bikeforums.net/20942389-post6646.html
02-21-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 697
Posted By easyupbug

Well said. Over half of industrial electrical...

Well said. Over half of industrial electrical motor failures have the same failure modes as bicycles, not the bearings, the most common being inappropriate re-lubrication intervals and over filling...
02-20-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By easyupbug

I played with this once and thought it would work...

I played with this once and thought it would work OK but for an out of state daughter's bike it was a no go, she would have had to be more careful with the increased lever travel needed and the...
02-18-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,303
Posted By easyupbug

K, you should be getting annual physicals at your...

K, you should be getting annual physicals at your age, if not you will at 65 from Medicare and you will get the height ( and maybe weight) news. I have always preferred large frames. I at 70s door...
02-17-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 306
Posted By easyupbug

I use water based Aerospace 303 on C&V for auto...

I use water based Aerospace 303 on C&V for auto and bicycles and have very old tires and hoods that look great, however, have never been happy with the few revival attempts I have tried.
02-17-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,303
Posted By easyupbug

People typically lose almost one-half inch every...

People typically lose almost one-half inch every 10 years after age 40. Height loss is even more rapid after age 70 as I can attest. As JD Thompson said shorter stem, compact bars, etc. are your...
02-17-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By easyupbug

In my experience all pros and no cons with...

In my experience all pros and no cons with quality liners like the mentioned SP41. Might be worth looking for other causes, ferrules, cable end cuts, etc.
02-15-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By easyupbug

I have a son-in-law with a 2.1 and i am sure...

I have a son-in-law with a 2.1 and i am sure there was a set back and it will surely be either a 31.6mm (~1 1/4") or 27.2mm (~1 1/16") so a ruler will tell you if you can't find the size stamp.
02-14-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By easyupbug

I have had good luck with JB with clean aluminum...

I have had good luck with JB with clean aluminum and other metals. Use acetone or lacquer thinner or at least soap and water. They don't recommend alcohol or anything that can leave a petroleum...
02-12-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By easyupbug

I recall early Konas used Kalloy seat posts and I...

I recall early Konas used Kalloy seat posts and I know they made and probably still make 26.6mm posts. If that is what you measured for the post and clamp why are you trying to stuff something else...
02-11-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 580
Posted By easyupbug

Like others have said I don't understand the...

Like others have said I don't understand the mechanism your having for the powder showing up but I would try JB, it is cheap. JB and the similar products on the market will stick to clean aluminum...
02-10-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,030
Posted By easyupbug

I have seen Trek urban cruisers with flats...

I have seen Trek urban cruisers with flats pressed into the blades, the designers engineers would built this into the design specifications and manufacturing process, not in any way an after thought....
02-09-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,088
Posted By easyupbug

I considered this when I started using the Dremel...

I considered this when I started using the Dremel years ago with the cheap unreinforced wheels and for the RD end cut I would install a cable near the cut and right after when the liner is still warm...
02-03-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 852
Posted By easyupbug

Your frame would have a safety factor built into...

Your frame would have a safety factor built into the frame tubing by the designers. If you place "holes" in such a way as to reduce this safety factor and your are a heavy rider, or hit a big pot...
01-31-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 543
Posted By easyupbug

His blending of craftsmanship and an artists eye...

His blending of craftsmanship and an artists eye is gorgeous.
01-29-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,235
Posted By easyupbug

I was upgrading every few years, last one is the...

I was upgrading every few years, last one is the only one I kept a 1995 Trek 5500 with lovely Campagnolo build by Trek. Then bought a custom Davidson and realized steel was my thing. Never looked...
01-20-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 664
Posted By easyupbug

If I wanted to try brush painting I would go this...

If I wanted to try brush painting I would go this page for tips from one of our contributors:
Painting a Bicycle...
01-19-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 316
Posted By easyupbug

Looks like titanium with as Unworthy said nice...

Looks like titanium with as Unworthy said nice welds but with Ham's good eye sight not good news if indeed that is a crack. In my experience Ti cracks in a weld or in the seam weld which is needed to...
01-18-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 684
Posted By easyupbug

I have arthritis in my hands so I like thicker,...

I have arthritis in my hands so I like thicker, more shock-absorbent tape, some of my bars have Specialized Body Geometry Bar Phat gel insert for extra cushioning, which one might not want as it does...
01-17-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,749
Posted By easyupbug

Maybe the usual substitute for self-locking nuts,...

Maybe the usual substitute for self-locking nuts, a thread locker like blue Loctite 242 nut and bolt thread locker?
01-15-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 482
Posted By easyupbug

It is true that aluminum has no lower limit for...

It is true that aluminum has no lower limit for stresses and a finite fatigue life; however, it is not a factor in consideration of aluminum frames built for purpose and used appropriately.
01-14-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By easyupbug

That is the one it was excellent.

That is the one it was excellent.
01-13-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By easyupbug

Not at all sure but sorta looks like a vintage...

Not at all sure but sorta looks like a vintage BBB that passed through my shop a few years back.
01-11-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 934
Posted By easyupbug

Risk is likelihood times consequence. As an old...

Risk is likelihood times consequence. As an old man the consequence to me would be a very big deal so an easy decision were it mine. You are wise to get input on likelihood to make your decision.
01-11-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By easyupbug

You are wise to ask, these things are not self...

You are wise to ask, these things are not self evident.
01-10-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By easyupbug

Exactly, why I said some conflicting info, I have...

Exactly, why I said some conflicting info, I have been watching for this for years and found confirmations and also mismatches like a 979 frame with something like E09xxxx. Wish I spoke french.
01-09-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By easyupbug

Well done, get that beauty back out on the road.

Well done, get that beauty back out on the road.
01-08-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By easyupbug

This is one of the best sites I have found, some...

This is one of the best sites I have found, some conflicting info but an excellent and sources listed:https://on-the-drops.blogspot.com/2016/12/the-peugeot-px-10du-vitus-979.html
When you sort it...
01-07-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,041
Posted By easyupbug

Babbitt, outside hand arthritis flare ups I have...

Babbitt, outside hand arthritis flare ups I have little trouble once a tire has miles on it, now that I focus on thin rim tape (kapton tape) and deep rim channels. I am only using the Koolstops in...
01-06-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 616
Posted By easyupbug

I have used Shimano and Jagwire and IIRC they are...

I have used Shimano and Jagwire and IIRC they are only a few bucks. Eventually the plastic liner fails and they needed replacement and I would doubt any major component manufacturer has a...
01-04-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,114
Posted By easyupbug

You got me, Egalitarian, be they Rockhopper or a...

You got me, Egalitarian, be they Rockhopper or a custom. It's only money.
01-04-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 250
Posted By easyupbug

As Andy said for $40 and a few mins to install a...

As Andy said for $40 and a few mins to install a Jtek Shiftmate #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) you will have Campagnolo 9 speed shifters and Campagnolo RD run...
01-02-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 607
Posted By easyupbug

Probably Ernesto's and Tuillio's she devils who I...

Probably Ernesto's and Tuillio's she devils who I know. My Master is Chorus/Record and we are at pease. Being a multi-generational tinkerer I tear apart anything I can't repair (never Dura-Ace, up...
01-02-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 560
Posted By easyupbug

I did one Reynolds 753r Colin Laing frame and it...

I did one Reynolds 753r Colin Laing frame and it is a lovely ride so I understand why you want to take this on.
I would get that post out first, just in case the lack of ring is due to something...
01-02-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 607
Posted By easyupbug

No, but can say I had good shifting with a JTek...

No, but can say I had good shifting with a JTek Shiftmate #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) with Campagnolo 8 shifters and RD and Shimano 8 cassette and then...
01-01-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,566
Posted By easyupbug

I keep 6 to 8 bikes for a daily rotation and...

I keep 6 to 8 bikes for a daily rotation and usually have a dozen or so outfitted with a seat bag. Most are as skinny as some of you, when my wife is around for a call, which is typical, 3,4,5,6mm...
12-31-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 607
Posted By easyupbug

I have kept an eye out for a couple years now,...

I have kept an eye out for a couple years now, ebay, forums, etc., for Wheels Mfg CAMP-SH8 Conversion Spacer Kits as in my experience they work flawlessly, unfortunately others must agree as they are...
12-31-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 780
Posted By easyupbug

I have and will again use most of the good advise...

I have and will again use most of the good advise above, although I don't share the high opinions of WD-40 for cleaning as I find the residue an unnecessary extra step to cleaning and am annoyed that...
12-30-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By easyupbug

No worries, I would let my daughters ride that.

No worries, I would let my daughters ride that.
12-27-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By easyupbug

I have not had trouble with Shimano and 28s, but...

I have not had trouble with Shimano and 28s, but have had, as you might have, trouble with fork and even frame clearance with the road crap as Andy said.
12-27-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,124
Posted By easyupbug

Gorgeous welds.

Gorgeous welds.
12-26-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By easyupbug

Up here we get more wrenching time than riding in...

Up here we get more wrenching time than riding in Dec and Jan, and from my all too short couple visits I know you are in your best time for cycling, events and festivals. Have a great new year.
12-26-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 989
Posted By easyupbug

Beppe is the Italian variation of the given name...

Beppe is the Italian variation of the given name of Giuseppe, which is the Italian form of Joseph, like we would say Joe. While far from an expert I have not seen "BePe" as a nickname for Giuseppe. ...
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