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11-18-19, 01:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 972
Posted By verktyg

Open Faced Stems

All the hoopla about aero this and aero that and then people use ugly open faced stems that look like they belong on a BMX rig.... :troll:

I can see the advantage of open faced stems, especially...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By seedsbelize

I'm old school. I can't get used to running those...

I'm old school. I can't get used to running those low pressures. I still ride 23, and 25mm tires, in the 100 psi range, 700c. 27" slightly lower.
11-14-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,355
Posted By livedarklions

Drink even more nog. Sink in a bog. Hit a...

Drink even more nog.
Sink in a bog.
Hit a tree in the fog.
Plunk a guy on a jog.
Rear wheel went agog.
Rode through Gog and Magog.

No combos of gears on the bike.
11-13-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,355
Posted By Kapusta

The OP is a one time poster and has not returned...

The OP is a one time poster and has not returned to this thread.

We’ve been well trolled.
11-12-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,624
Posted By delbiker1

I am using 105 DT shift levers and rear...

I am using 105 DT shift levers and rear derailleur, 6 speed but using friction mode, with a 6600 10 speed cassette, 12-27. It shifts great. I like the short travel for the gear changes. If the gear...
11-12-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,355
Posted By ksryder

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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11-12-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,355
Posted By livedarklions

99 combos of gears on the bike, 99 combos of...

99 combos of gears on the bike,
99 combos of gears,
Hit a dog,
Bust a cog,
90 combos of gear on the bike
11-12-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,355
Posted By base2

My 1989 Pugeot Montreal Express has a Shimano...

My 1989 Pugeot Montreal Express has a Shimano Nexus 7 with an 18 tooth cog paired with a 52-36 double. The secret sauce is the vintage abarasque Shimano 600 short cage derailleur.

Lessons learned...
11-12-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,344
Posted By easyupbug

I use the tried and true approach and shellac the...

I use the tried and true approach and shellac the tape, it stays cleaner than cork which I also use, it cleans up very nicely with denatured alcohol and lasts for years, then when it needs a touch up...
11-12-19, 01:11 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,355
Posted By Miele Man

Once again the Late Great Sheldon Brown to the...

Once again the Late Great Sheldon Brown to the rescue. About 2/3 of the way down the page.

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/org/otb.html

"The O.T.B. currently sports a Sturmey-Archer AW 3-speed hub...
11-11-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 397
Posted By jamesdak

Duell Frame EL OS

I am still a total failure at downsizing. This frame kept popping up at places I frequent and catching my eye. Finally my resistance broke down and I contacted the seller. Worked out a deal and...
11-11-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,355
Posted By tgenec86

A well taken care of bike will present a drive...

A well taken care of bike will present a drive train with very few issues. New cables when needed, lube on a regular basis, a good, solid cleaning after riding in wet & dirty conditions. However -...
11-11-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,355
Posted By Slightspeed

Recently someone posted on BF a derailleur + IGH...

Recently someone posted on BF a derailleur + IGH combo that had 82 ratios or something. He claimed that there was very little overlap between gears. Sorry to hijack your hijack 😎. Maybe somebody else...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 476
Posted By Kimmo

Starting at the stem end is neater. It's no...

Starting at the stem end is neater. It's no problem at all if you use tape that is made of a couple of layers; the outside layer usually stretches less than the foam, so when you pull it tight enough...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,100
Posted By Jon T

I'll never be convinced that I need to stop...

I'll never be convinced that I need to stop riding steel or using dt shifters. Been doing both for 50-plus years. There's nothing wrong with my 35 year old Pug that I bought new. Like the saying...
11-11-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,355
Posted By BobbyG

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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11-11-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,355
Posted By ThermionicScott

I had a similar thought. When Velocio wanted more...

I had a similar thought. When Velocio wanted more than one speed on his bike without getting off to shift, he invented the derailleur. And for the rest of his life, he prototyped and built...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I remember back in the early 80's when I was a...

I remember back in the early 80's when I was a 'serious' runner (2500 miles per year). There would be days when I 'just felt puny'. When I felt like that I used to do a couple of hard quarter to half...
11-11-19, 02:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,325
Posted By verktyg

Removing Ironman Stuck Seatpost

I've posted this a bunch of time on BF. This is the most concise version:

https://www.bikeforums.net/20448179-post17.html

The deeply fluted Sugino SP-xx cast aluminum seatposts seem to be the...
11-10-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 715
Posted By ascherer

A Heron has landed!

I tell myself that I was not looking for an n+1. My Manhattan apartment already has more bikes than we can manage. So what happened? I was home recovering from a bit of surgery, innocently reading a...
11-09-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,325
Posted By CycleryNorth81

Removing a stuck frozen seatpost with an impact wrench.

RJ the Bike Guy has develop a technique to remove a stuck seatpost using an impact wrench. The video shows how to make the part and how to remove the seatpost.
...
11-06-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By CliffordK

As far as I can tell, Carbon Fiber has some...

As far as I can tell, Carbon Fiber has some excellent springing qualities as long as it is not exposed to impacts, nor taken beyond its natural compliance capabilities. So, minor repeat springing...
11-06-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,305
Posted By madpogue

That just means more turns of the crank per mile....

That just means more turns of the crank per mile.

OMG, has he taped together a broken steel toe clip? An inspiration, indeed; one of my lesser-used roadies still sports the same "fix".

Throw in...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,175
Posted By zbillster

Yeah, the weirdest part is the big vertical...

Yeah, the weirdest part is the big vertical pillar extension coming out of the handlebars ... an "art" scooter.
The Vespa museum is FREE and really nice. The Alfa Romeo museum really knocked me out...
11-06-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 422
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Consider opting for a 2 speed kickback IGH. I...

Consider opting for a 2 speed kickback IGH. I replaced a single speed hub with a Sturmey S2 hub on one of my bikes. It's set up with the high gear at the ration that I ran my single speed which...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,175
Posted By Rocket-Sauce

Pelizzoli sold the Ciocc brand and went on to...

Pelizzoli sold the Ciocc brand and went on to continue building
ROAD ? Cicli Pelizzoli (http://www.ciclipelizzoli.it/road/)

http://www.ciclipelizzoli.it/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/26-_MG_5396.png...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,175
Posted By zbillster

They also post a lot of photos on Facebook:...

They also post a lot of photos on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cicli.barco/

I kinda asked if they do the building for il massimo and they kinda "winked" ... this one is a beautiful frame:...
11-04-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,909
Posted By hubcyclist

Apologies in advance for the snarkiness, I just...

Apologies in advance for the snarkiness, I just see this way too often. Why the need to weigh in on riding outside when the question was about indoor product recommendations? Why is riding outside in...
11-02-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,803
Posted By jeirvine

Agreed on all counts. I just picked up a Campy...

Agreed on all counts. I just picked up a Campy derailleur hanger adjuster, and like the peanut butter wrench, it's dead simple, well made, and works perfectly.
10-28-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By SurferRosa

Gotta Bertoni?

Let's see 'em. :thumb:

Here's mine, an '81 (?) Superlight.

https://i.imgur.com/PUojLXa.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Zl60xUH.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/jVEHMts.jpg
10-27-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,464
Posted By wolfchild

Weight lifting is great and I personally do it to...

Weight lifting is great and I personally do it to maintain my overall strength and muscle but weight lifting won't really improve your hill climbing. Weight lifting can actually hinder your cycling...
10-22-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 35,977
Posted By 1saxman

1992 Trek 930 Singletrack. All original except...

1992 Trek 930 Singletrack. All original except for tires and brake pads. Literally.
...
10-20-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 430
Posted By mpetry912

Okay, I am nuts

I laid out my pile of Silca pumps for a family photo and am somewhat embarrassed at how many I have.

I keep one in the car, 2 out in the shop, and the other 3-4 in my bike room.

I have picked...
10-17-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,087
Posted By northbend

Check out the straddle cable hanger made from a...

Check out the straddle cable hanger made from a chain link
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48916353227_37bbfa8dd2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hwz6At)
cable straddle made from chain link...
10-17-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,174
Posted By Drillium Dude

Here's my hideous Super... ...

Here's my hideous Super...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x729/5087814986_ac5bf53194_b_9c31037495440ce815c51cbfce4f90303c760e8a.jpg

...and my garish Mexico:
...
10-17-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,174
Posted By Drillium Dude

We're just like you, riding around and having...

We're just like you, riding around and having fun. We're on bikes, too, you know - the only difference is they're better than what you're riding ;)

DD
10-12-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 24,874
Posted By tgenec86

Hmmm... "jerseys with poseur pockets, tight...

Hmmm... "jerseys with poseur pockets, tight shorts and "clod" shoes that cause them to walk like ducks. Probably some $10,000 bikes in the bunch."

Yup - that's me (except my bikes are not that...
10-11-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,470
Posted By OldTryGuy

Never having been in the Navy I none-the-less...

Never having been in the Navy I none-the-less adhere to KISS with emphasis on the SS.


Not a problem with same bike, same roads, same time riding.


e.g. -- 7 day cruise ends tomorrow AM....
10-11-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,262
Posted By terrymorse

My sit bones never get sore, no matter the length...

My sit bones never get sore, no matter the length of the ride.

I attribute that partly to getting out of the saddle and standing on the pedals every few minutes.
10-09-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,450
Posted By miamijim

Alternate installation...start the adjusting cup...

Alternate installation...start the adjusting cup then install cartridge. Go back and forth but make sure the cartridge fully seats before the adjusting cup.

Sometimes cartridges will hit an...
10-09-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,450
Posted By 3alarmer

...I've worked on a lot of old bikes, and...

...I've worked on a lot of old bikes, and thankfully I've never run into one where the BB shell was "twisted". What I have encountered on a few olde steel hand made bikes is a seat tube end that...
10-09-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,227
Posted By Lemond1985

Took us at least a decade to figure this out,...

Took us at least a decade to figure this out, heck I regularly see adults on BMX bikes who have still not gotten the memo. The only 2 good things about those bikes were 1.) Wheelies, and 2.) Evel...
10-08-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,359
Posted By Lemond1985

A gallon of the liquid WD40 might be expensive,...

A gallon of the liquid WD40 might be expensive, but it will last you for years and years. And it's far superior to the aerosol stuff.
10-06-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,281
Posted By malcala622

Itd be perfect for the Squadra since its already...

Itd be perfect for the Squadra since its already rear spaced for 10 speed setup.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,774
Posted By rubiksoval

You derided them during the race? I'd have...

You derided them during the race? I'd have encouraged them to keep eating! One less person to worry about in the finale. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,175
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

It seems to me people obsess a bit about "custom...

It seems to me people obsess a bit about "custom fit" for a frame. There's very little in the groupset you can't micro-adjust to get the fit comfortable. Get whatever frame you want, get it a size...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 03:56 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,774
Posted By OldTryGuy

Back in 1973 when I started to become interested...

Back in 1973 when I started to become interested in bicycling I often read that a proper TT finish ends with one ON THE GROUND!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By TnTA2

The Litespeed T5 frame set, wheel set, handlebar...

The Litespeed T5 frame set, wheel set, handlebar and stem are all brand new. I'm keeping my Ti forever! :)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 949
Posted By eduskator

Sad to read that you can't try the bikes. I guess...

Sad to read that you can't try the bikes. I guess you weren't anymore lucky at other local bike shops around? I'm always shocked to hear / read that a LBS will not let its customers try the things...
10-02-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,794
Posted By 3alarmer

...here is the Materials Safety Data Sheet for...

...here is the Materials Safety Data Sheet for Evapo-Rust. (https://evaporust.com/SDS%20PDF/SDS%20Evaporust.pdf) It was one of the first things mentioned in this thread.

You can buy a quart of...
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