Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: due ruote
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
Search took 8.52 seconds.
10-21-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 192
Posted By due ruote

My bike goes to eleven.

My bike goes to eleven.
10-21-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 149
Posted By due ruote

I recently wrapped some bars with Newbaums and...

I recently wrapped some bars with Newbaums and went over the previous cloth layer. The bottom layer wrap lines are barely visible, at least to me.
I generally cut a strip or two to go around the...
10-21-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 709
Posted By due ruote

That is really nice. Is the paint original?

That is really nice. Is the paint original?
10-21-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,275
Posted By due ruote

I canít say for sure but it sort of looks like it...

I canít say for sure but it sort of looks like it is sandwiched between the two shift levers.
10-21-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,058
Posted By due ruote

At the risk of stating the obvious, I would ask a...

At the risk of stating the obvious, I would ask a cardiologist.
Is your resting hr also high?
10-21-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 709
Posted By due ruote

1973 Stella SX-73 fixed gear. ...

1973 Stella SX-73 fixed gear.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/7302b8df_4cd4_4a7b_a42e_809601e9600f_b98037e8f0f42e454fb967ade37eadd61a9e6d50.jpeg
1992 Specialized...
10-19-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,263
Posted By due ruote

Thatís a beauty. It looks like your rear axle is...

Thatís a beauty. It looks like your rear axle is barely in the dropout - I would give it a little more margin than that.
Edit - never mind, now I see the fw is off and itís just propped in for a...
10-19-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 52,492
Views: 7,090,801
Posted By due ruote

Good for you. Would love to hear that itís a...

Good for you. Would love to hear that itís a recovery.
10-18-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 371
Posted By due ruote

That is a very classy bike, and a beautiful frame...

That is a very classy bike, and a beautiful frame for a cheap CL find. My only nit is I might have opted to sacrifice a bit of tire volume to leave room for fenders, if only so I would ride it more...
10-18-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,322
Posted By due ruote

Interesting that the drive chain goes to the...

Interesting that the drive chain goes to the captain's chainring rather than the stoker's. Can anyone think of a reason why this would be preferable to the typical setup?
10-18-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By due ruote

I noticed that one on CL. Nice looking bike. Re...

I noticed that one on CL. Nice looking bike. Re the BB, I am often surprised that they can feel pretty crunchy, but with no noticeable damage to the races. Worst case, throw a new cartridge unit in...
10-18-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By due ruote

If you feel you want more help with it, I would...

If you feel you want more help with it, I would suggest posting in the Mechanics subforum, and making the post title something like "need help with grip shifters." Right now only people with a level...
10-18-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,322
Posted By due ruote

+1 The bike is amazing in every way and a master...

+1 The bike is amazing in every way and a master class in cleverness and construction. But ownership of something like that is not something that would interest me.
I very much enjoyed seeing the...
10-17-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By due ruote

Sounds like a cable tension issue. You could play...

Sounds like a cable tension issue. You could play with that a bit. There should be a plastic nut on the rear derailleur where the housing ends. Without being there itís hard to know which way to...
10-16-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 52,492
Views: 7,090,801
Posted By due ruote

The only 531 Sears bikes I know of are the Ted...

The only 531 Sears bikes I know of are the Ted Williams models that are sort of chartreuse/gold colored.
10-16-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 52,492
Views: 7,090,801
Posted By due ruote

59 cm Moto GR on Rockford IL CL for $85. Looks...

59 cm Moto GR on Rockford IL CL for $85. Looks like a later model, maybe 1980-ish.

https://rockford.craigslist.org/bik/d/loves-park-vintage-road-bike-easy/6993754283.html
10-16-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By due ruote

So itís the 16 cog that is troublesome? Assume...

So itís the 16 cog that is troublesome?
Assume you are using friction shifters of some kind.
42 x 16 would be a very commonly used default gear on level terrain. Maybe that cog is more worn than...
10-15-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,851
Posted By due ruote

Here is an old thread with tons of good fender...

Here is an old thread with tons of good fender mounting info.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/680064-vo-fender-install-directions-horrendous-how-do-i-get-these-things.html
10-15-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 365
Posted By due ruote

Agree with others about the spindle length. ...

Agree with others about the spindle length.
Was there something wrong with the triple? Why not just use that?
10-12-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,399
Posted By due ruote

+1 Nice saddle but not feeling the combo.

+1 Nice saddle but not feeling the combo.
10-11-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,617
Posted By due ruote

And the Technomic Deluxe is 190 mm. I prefer...

And the Technomic Deluxe is 190 mm. I prefer those over Technomic, but then I ride a smaller frame. With a standard Technomic, even bottomed-out, I still find it too tall. Ymmv.
10-11-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,617
Posted By due ruote

I was going to mention saddle height. A decent...

I was going to mention saddle height. A decent place to start with that is you should just be able to reach the pedal with your heel, without rocking your hips. When you are pedaling on the balls of...
10-11-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,617
Posted By due ruote

^ I tend to sit toward the rear of the saddle,...

^ I tend to sit toward the rear of the saddle, and I can tell that, for me, that would still have me sliding forward. That puts more weight on your arms, which quickly becomes fatiguing.
Itís hard...
10-11-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 121,930
Posted By due ruote

Are those just regular dry bags on the fork? How...

Are those just regular dry bags on the fork? How do you keep them from spinning?
10-10-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 762
Posted By due ruote

Speaking of level, I would suggest that the...

Speaking of level, I would suggest that the handlebar woes you mentioned on the other thread may have a lot to do with your saddle angle. I would level that out and ride some more before going nuts...
10-10-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,399
Posted By due ruote

That's in great shape. Also I would say tomato...

That's in great shape. Also I would say tomato rather than red. So maybe more Italian than celeste.
10-10-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 99
Posted By due ruote

I just had the same experience with some I got on...

I just had the same experience with some I got on EBay from a seller in PR. Is that where you got yours? This was a first for me, and I have used Benotto a bunch.
I sprayed a rag with citrus...
10-09-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2,401
Views: 180,877
Posted By due ruote

Yep, back in February I think. Thanks again. ...

Yep, back in February I think. Thanks again.

And I appreciate the compliment. I just ran out on it for an hour, and I have to say, I donít ride this bike enough!
10-09-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,617
Posted By due ruote

Itís really both as a unit, because bars can vary...

Itís really both as a unit, because bars can vary quite a bit in terms of reach and drop. Ideally you would select the bars you want to use and then pick the stem that puts them where they need to be...
10-09-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,617
Posted By due ruote

Sometimes you might need more height but the...

Sometimes you might need more height but the Technomic is too much. In that case the Technomic Deluxe is your friend. I think it only comes in 26.0, but shims work if your bar is 25.4.
One thing to...
10-09-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By due ruote

Agree about the fork. The horizontal marks below...

Agree about the fork. The horizontal marks below the crown in the last pic look like maybe paint cracks from bending stress.
The seat lug and rear cable hanger arc make me think Raleigh or Carlton,...
10-09-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2,401
Views: 180,877
Posted By due ruote

I couldn't resist a $10 deal on Ebay for two sets...

I couldn't resist a $10 deal on Ebay for two sets of tricolor Benotto tape, and used one on my Motobecane. Also shoutout to 3speedslow for the headbadge he offered up on the Pay it Forward thread....
10-09-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 52,492
Views: 7,090,801
Posted By due ruote

Cannondale T500 cad2 - $180 (West Allis/Milw) ...

Cannondale T500 cad2 - $180 (West Allis/Milw)

https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik/d/milwaukee-cannondale-t500-cad2/6988697152.html

https://images.craigslist.org/00404_e7N0Dx3Alfc_600x450.jpg...
10-09-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 481
Posted By due ruote

^ I submit that ďstiffness of the soulĒ is a...

^ I submit that ďstiffness of the soulĒ is a phrase that could be mined for a sermon. 🙄
10-08-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 481
Posted By due ruote

I have some similar to those on my mtb drop bar...

I have some similar to those on my mtb drop bar conversion (used almost exclusively on the road). They work fine, although because of the one sided feature, not quite as fast to enter.
For a pure...
10-08-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By due ruote

I used to have a Volare from that era, only mine...

I used to have a Volare from that era, only mine was a Plymouth with a slant six. A different beast for sure.
10-08-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 14,304
Views: 1,312,219
Posted By due ruote

Whoa. Up there in hummingbird territory.

Whoa. Up there in hummingbird territory.
10-08-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 446
Posted By due ruote

I have done a few and have always used contact...

I have done a few and have always used contact cement (Weldwood). On the other thread mentioned, it seems most folks were using either that or 3M spray adhesive, which I believe is also a contact...
10-07-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,417
Posted By due ruote

1973 Raleigh Gran Sport - the elder herd member. ...

1973 Raleigh Gran Sport - the elder herd member.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_5091_a02761a8e6665a90765f4d6594e13588256c1742.jpg

1985 Ross Signature 294S...
10-07-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 52,492
Views: 7,090,801
Posted By due ruote

https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik/d/little-chut...

https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik/d/little-chute-32-road-bikes/6992708799.html

Lot of 32 bikes for sale near Appleton WI for 4K. Some look pretty nice. For $125 each maybe not a bad deal for...
10-07-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By due ruote

You might have a better chance with the tire off...

You might have a better chance with the tire off the wheel.
You could always unstitch the casing, make a small incision in the tube, repair the stem, repair the tube, re-stitch. Maybe if it was a...
10-05-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,236
Posted By due ruote

Part of what makes the old stuff cool is its age....

Part of what makes the old stuff cool is its age. A replica - even one made by Campagnolo- just wouldnít be the same. Ymmv.
10-04-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 446
Posted By due ruote

1. Iím not sure I even want to know whatís in...

1. Iím not sure I even want to know whatís in that yellow bottle.
2. I love how expressive his hands are when the cover comes off and the padding is shredded.
3. Mad skills.
4. Really nice...
10-04-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,399
Posted By due ruote

At lest it has one Celeste tire. Looks good...

At lest it has one Celeste tire.
Looks good from here.
10-04-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14,304
Views: 1,312,219
Posted By due ruote

Glencoe Beach @ Park Ave.

Glencoe Beach @ Park Ave.
10-04-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,348
Posted By due ruote

4/79 I bought my Ď78 Team Champion at a steep...

4/79 I bought my Ď78 Team Champion at a steep discount.
Only other one I bought new from a shop was my Gran Sport in 1973.
I still have both of them.
10-04-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 14,304
Views: 1,312,219
Posted By due ruote

Pano from this morrningís short spin up Lake...

Pano from this morrningís short spin up Lake Michigan. It Seems we went straight from summer to November. ...
10-03-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 2,029,590
Posted By due ruote

How many speeds do you currently have? And what...

How many speeds do you currently have? And what is your spacing?

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/frame-spacing.html
10-03-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,835
Posted By due ruote

Phone cameras have come a long way, but I get...

Phone cameras have come a long way, but I get frustrated by the lack of control. At least on my iphone 6, the camera sees its job as making everything in focus at all times. That's not always what I...
10-02-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,765
Posted By due ruote

I have heard great things about those ST models....

I have heard great things about those ST models. Never have ridden a Cannondale though other than our tandem (2004).
How is the tire clearance?
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.