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04-16-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 555
Posted By jamesdak

Thanks and yep. I'm just getting to mad now as I...

Thanks and yep. I'm just getting to mad now as I work on them due to a health issue so it's time to focus more on just riding and being content with what I have. Good times!
04-12-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 740
Posted By iab

You will likely not rechrome. A simple...

You will likely not rechrome.

A simple cleaning and application of car wax can stop rust from reoccurring.
04-12-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 959
Posted By berkleydriskill

After 6+ months of work, she's finally done. A...

After 6+ months of work, she's finally done.
A full list of photos can be found here Roberts Bike | Flickr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/190747398@N06/sets/72157718908220628/)
...
04-08-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 990
Posted By dglevy

Thanks for your post! I think that Specialized...

Thanks for your post! I think that Specialized S-Works is probably too big for him but I'm urging him to look at it anyway. I figure, even if it's a bit uncomfortable, he can always resell it at...
04-08-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 67
Igh
Views: 1,968
Posted By Viich

I think it looks cool, but completely different...

I think it looks cool, but completely different intent - the SA is intended for utility cycling & recumbents, classified for sport cycling. The wireless shift looks cool, and the weight is low - I'm...
04-06-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,494
Posted By Paul Barnard

Riding bicycles isn't a sport. It's an activity....

Riding bicycles isn't a sport. It's an activity. Racing bicycles is a sport.
04-03-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By Spellscape

Testing my bike before finishing restoration ...

Testing my bike before finishing restoration
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04-02-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,494
Posted By 70sSanO

I have to laugh at these threads, regardless of...

I have to laugh at these threads, regardless of what the product or activity. It is always about unreasonably higher prices.

But in these threads no one seems to complain about their soaring...
04-01-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,494
Posted By WhyFi

I bought my first road bike in 2010, after...

I bought my first road bike in 2010, after extensive hand-wringing and coming to understand the market pricing. Adjusting for inflation, you're now getting better bikes for less money.

But yeah -...
03-31-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,553
Posted By SkinGriz

It’s extremely interesting. I knew some kind of...

It’s extremely interesting. I knew some kind of jig/fixture had to be involved, but didn’t see pics of it till recently.

More elegant and precise than drawing everything out right onto the fab...
03-30-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,511
Posted By PoorFatBiker

You guys are great ! I'm in Montreal Canada...

You guys are great ! I'm in Montreal Canada (east coast).
i started looking and found a lot of 1990s MTB on facebook marketplace.
Ranging from 150 to 250$ which I think is very reasonable. I'm...
Forum: BMX
03-29-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,645
Posted By drsmoooth

More fun times! ...

More fun times!
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/735x960/bmx_helicopter_cc13357be705f34809518c8931d0065b4cbcd1c4.jpeg...
Forum: BMX
03-29-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,645
Posted By drsmoooth

This is me in practice at an ABA National in...

This is me in practice at an ABA National in Chandler, AZ.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/701x960/bmx_az_6d0723a2176b52e2ce5eb413a2c1ecf4ec8a76b8.jpeg
03-28-21, 03:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 496
Posted By AustinFitz

Nothing wrong with having both! That said, my '85...

Nothing wrong with having both! That said, my '85 Ironman is my second favorite bike in my stable, and my number 1 favorite is also a Centurion lol.
...
03-26-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,843
Posted By BFisher

Solution: It's called the old bicycle. There are...

Solution: It's called the old bicycle. There are millions of them out there and they fit the bill of cheap, reliable, easily maintained transportation. They can often be had for less that $100...
03-26-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,138
Posted By dddd

Always happy to share a rare "wrenching" victory,...

Always happy to share a rare "wrenching" victory, as in this case where an over-sized steel seatpost had been pounded in back in the ~1960's.

Failing patience and hot removal, one can resort to...
03-26-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,115
Posted By Nick 93

Hey guys sorry for the super late update but I've...

Hey guys sorry for the super late update but I've been pretty busy with work. I changed out the cables about two weeks ago and also cleaned the front derailleur again. It had become stiff (stuck)...
03-25-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,843
Posted By guachi

Asking why we don't have a better, simpler,...

Asking why we don't have a better, simpler, cheaper new bike is like wondering why a simple, cheap new car doesn't exist. And neither exists for the same reason - there's a used market sucking up all...
03-25-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,843
Posted By downhillmaster

Best thread ever. OP reads an uniformed and...

Best thread ever.
OP reads an uniformed and ridiculous article that states that there is a ‘critical bike-equity barrier’ and he then surmises all on his own that the ‘unbanked’ need a quality $200...
03-25-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By alcjphil

+1 An overly tight chain can cause exactly the...

+1
An overly tight chain can cause exactly the described problem. Many bikes like yours are shipped with the chain much too tight
03-24-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,843
Posted By MRT2

Some people I know who work in bike shops have...

Some people I know who work in bike shops have told me some funny stories. Like people who bring back their brand new bikes a couple of months after buying them, saying there is something wrong with...
03-18-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,330
Posted By mikeschn

Thanks Velo & Geezy, All the parts came...

Thanks Velo & Geezy,

All the parts came in... the handlebars did not fit the BMX stem, so I had to use a cruiser stem. So it's really more of a beach cruiser... at least for now. We'll see if the...
Forum: BMX
03-17-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,645
Posted By Rolla

Pretty cool artifact! Tony "the Tiger" Murray...

Pretty cool artifact! Tony "the Tiger" Murray autographed the DB poster, but he's more well known as a Haro team rider.

...
03-16-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,194
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, it happens, but it's an incredibly minor...

Yeah, it happens, but it's an incredibly minor issue that's straightened out (ha ha) without much time or effort. The Shimano IceTech rotors, in particular, are super easy.
03-15-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,199
Posted By tallbikeman

As was noted at beginning of the video these two...

As was noted at beginning of the video these two gentlemen alluded to a study done at a university lab, maybe in Switzerland, on this subject in which it was noted there is no power output difference...
03-15-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,260
Posted By Iride01

Also realize that when following someone real...

Also realize that when following someone real close, if your front wheel is three or four inches left or right of the track of the rear wheel in front of you, then you'll have more time and space to...
03-14-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 318
Posted By dedhed

Get the BB chased and it'll go in like it should.

Get the BB chased and it'll go in like it should.
03-14-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,864
Posted By guachi

I can't see a manufacturer just sending out parts...

I can't see a manufacturer just sending out parts to customers and letting them fix it. It's probably far easier for Wahoo to do things the way they do: the customers sends the entire unit back and...
03-14-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,260
Posted By Mojo31

In turns, look ahead to where you want to go....

In turns, look ahead to where you want to go. Don’t look at your wheel or the wheel in front of you.

Edit -oops, guy before me said it.
03-13-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,786
Posted By 50PlusCycling

You don't have to change anything. A bike is...

You don't have to change anything. A bike is basically two wheels, a seat, handlebars, and pedals. Newer bikes have more gears, less weight, and much better brakes, but none of these are essential,...
03-12-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,786
Posted By krakhaus

That Hyper weighs in at 37.7 lb. I'd take the...

That Hyper weighs in at 37.7 lb. I'd take the Bianchi.
03-12-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,786
Posted By dedhed

Or ...

Or

https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik/d/milwaukee-for-sale-trek-2100-pro/7285507686.html
03-12-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,330
Posted By mikeschn

Okay, I had a chance to do a little bit more on...

Okay, I had a chance to do a little bit more on the bike...


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03-12-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 964
Posted By joejack951

Is the Abbey Tool a copy of this?...

Is the Abbey Tool a copy of this? https://www.parktool.com/product/derailleur-hanger-alignment-gauge-dag-2-2
03-11-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 523
Posted By Iride01

I feel as if I'm in the same boat too. But the...

I feel as if I'm in the same boat too. But the OP did say they were "experimenting" in their OP.

How much more money experimenting do they want to spend before paying less for the correct part? ...
03-11-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 431
Posted By speedyspaghetti

It appears that you're right - check the photo I...

It appears that you're right - check the photo I posted.
03-10-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,786
Posted By icemilkcoffee

If you were living on flatland with no traffic...

If you were living on flatland with no traffic you could conceivably argue that 9 pounds make no difference. But you live in the mountains. Every pound counts. Walk up one of your hills carrying 9...
03-10-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,786
Posted By Eric F

Sounds to me like a modern "gravel" bike would be...

Sounds to me like a modern "gravel" bike would be a great fit for your needs.
03-09-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 638
Posted By bbader

I finally located the correct headlight mount. It...

I finally located the correct headlight mount. It looks very similar but the part that goes over the steerer tube is recessed so that it sits flat. Also completed wiring on the 50s Miller headlamp....
03-09-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By 70sSanO

This got me to look back at the Shimano Cone...

This got me to look back at the Shimano Cone Interchangeability Chart which I found here...

https://ebike.hu/dl/konusz-kompatibilitas.pdf

And looking closer I realized the 202 9805 Shimano...
03-08-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,954
Posted By dkatz1

Well, I have multiple degrees in music, and I've...

Well, I have multiple degrees in music, and I've performed and recorded a lot (mostly as a composer and leader of a big band), and yeah: I can change guitar strings. When I was much younger (early...
03-08-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,954
Posted By 70sSanO

The best thing about doing your own work is you...

The best thing about doing your own work is you get a lifetime warranty on labor and can always get a hold of the mechanic that screwed up.

John
03-08-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,954
Posted By Shimagnolo

Conversely, I was on a ride one day, and took a...

Conversely, I was on a ride one day, and took a break at a convenience store near Boulder.
I got into a conversation with a local dude who had a business repairing guitars.
But he couldn't play...
03-08-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 14,709
Posted By mattsl

Apologies for re-animating this zombie thread...

Apologies for re-animating this zombie thread once more, but I made a serendipitous discovery of an inexpensive tool that fits. I found this thread after encountering a similar headset with the three...
03-05-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,954
Posted By cpach

Congrats, you found your area's actual bike shop....

Congrats, you found your area's actual bike shop.

I would not work somewhere without conmon cutting tools.
03-05-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 505
Posted By speedyspaghetti

So two things: 1. I got it off - the electric...

So two things:
1. I got it off - the electric impact did the trick. It was definitely really stuck in there cause it took quite a bit of pulsing to get it off. I had to risk it with a chrome socket...
03-03-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 904
Posted By canklecat

Check the wheel spokes too. A couple of years ago...

Check the wheel spokes too. A couple of years ago after overhauling everything on one bike I finally traced the creak down to friction between black-coated spokes at the crossings. Smearing a bit of...
03-03-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,039
Posted By Troul

But... but, but if they got charged with that, it...

But... but, but if they got charged with that, it could lead to having a negative life changing experience for that driver..... :lurker:

cant have that happen now can we..
02-25-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,702
Posted By Deepcherry

I am not sure if I followed up on this thread...

I am not sure if I followed up on this thread somewhere else, but here is the bike in its last incarnation.
I am still tinkering and using and then stripping down again, swapping parts between...
02-25-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 638
Posted By SJX426

bbader - have you tried to replace the washer...

bbader - have you tried to replace the washer with the mount?
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