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12-12-17, 06:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,171
Posted By Kanegon

WD = water displacer --- or so I've heard. I use...

WD = water displacer --- or so I've heard. I use it clean oil and dirt encrusted chains. Throw it in a ziplock and spray and soak. It also removes rust, you'll see all that in the bag. I hose it off...
12-12-17, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By Kanegon

Fit is everything, IMHO. I just downsized from a...

Fit is everything, IMHO. I just downsized from a 19.5" Trek frame that I rode for 5 years, to an 18" Trek frame and the difference is huge. According to specs, I could have gone either way, but the...
12-06-17, 10:45 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 73,912
Posted By Kanegon

They're APEX fenders and not made anymore. I...

They're APEX fenders and not made anymore. I extended the rear fender by bolting it to the rack. They keep rain, debris and urban bio-hazard off my face and back.
...
12-05-17, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,377
Posted By Kanegon

Brings back memories of traveling through...

Brings back memories of traveling through Yangshuo, just up/down river from Guilin in 1985! Except back then, all I had to ride were the 3-speed Pigeons that you rent from hotels and restaurants. You...
11-29-17, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,531
Posted By Kanegon

Iíve seen plenty of salt riding in the Northeast,...

Iíve seen plenty of salt riding in the Northeast, itís never dissuaded me. Beater bikes around here is mostly about theft, not wear and tear.
11-28-17, 05:44 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 73,912
Posted By Kanegon

I’m stuck in 1995. Before that, I was stuck in...

I’m stuck in 1995. Before that, I was stuck in 1975. I’m always about 20 years behind the latest craze. Just built this old 930 from the frame up. With index shifting and TruTemper, it’s like the...
11-28-17, 05:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,531
Posted By Kanegon

I ride the same bike all year long. This year,...

I ride the same bike all year long. This year, Iím trying knobbier tires for slush and ice, but with fenders and the occasional hose down, thereís no reason to compromise. If you consider the...
11-26-17, 01:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 909
Posted By Kanegon

Ive had no problems using 1.5 tires on 26Ē mtb...

Ive had no problems using 1.5 tires on 26Ē mtb rims. Nashbar Streetwise are great, but theyíre a little scary in snow and slush, so I recently upgraded to Conti Road Tours 1.75 with more tread and...
10-16-17, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 861
Posted By Kanegon

Late to the party, but check your PM!

Late to the party, but check your PM!
12-30-15, 12:44 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 56,073
Posted By Kanegon

They stopped making these wonderful Apex fenders....

They stopped making these wonderful Apex fenders. If anyone sees a set, please let me know!

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn224/kanegon/Trek/291b02578f83d60d00b4e962d5d293a9_zpsbyfycqky.jpg...
03-20-14, 10:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,339
Posted By Kanegon

Need to be very careful. That front wheel broke a...

Need to be very careful. That front wheel broke a spoke, locked up and threw me over the handlebar 3 days ago. I have 7 stitches in my mouth and face at the moment. I love vintage bikes, but I'm done...
01-17-14, 09:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,339
Posted By Kanegon

Thanks for all the suggestions. My first impulse...

Thanks for all the suggestions. My first impulse was to just prying them off with a screwdriver, only to discover they were actually fused to the metal. I think I'm gonna bail on these wheels, those...
01-16-14, 04:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,339
Posted By Kanegon

I think the rims are shot. Those bumps are harder...

I think the rims are shot. Those bumps are harder than the than rim surface, I had to use a flat jeweler's file to grind them down. I took out the biggest blob measuring 2-3 mm and the wheel is much...
01-15-14, 11:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,339
Posted By Kanegon

The year-old Shimano pads have deep grooves from...

The year-old Shimano pads have deep grooves from the bumps, they're shot. I don't see any metal embedded in the rubber. Weird.
01-15-14, 02:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,339
Posted By Kanegon

looks like solder blobs

Sorry to resurrect a 2 yr old thread, but I just discovered what the OP describes on my vintage Trek 850. What I see are tiny blisters that look like solder blobs emerging from the rim surface. Looks...
01-08-13, 02:46 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,664
Posted By Kanegon

For one thing, you can be certain all the parts...

For one thing, you can be certain all the parts fit with "Asian" bikes, most of which are based on modern Japanese JIS standards. Seems European; English, French and Italian standards were...
01-08-13, 01:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,556
Posted By Kanegon

Well, I tried IS with the regular Sprint RD and...

Well, I tried IS with the regular Sprint RD and it didn't work. It would work with half the cluster and not the other, hi-lo, take your pick. I think the AP RDs have an extra spring and are spaced...
12-21-12, 09:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,867
Posted By Kanegon

A freight train on a bike. 3-4 city miles before...

A freight train on a bike. 3-4 city miles before a game is damn impressive!
09-05-12, 09:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,234
Posted By Kanegon

Any old excuse to share bikeporn. My 1994 Trek...

Any old excuse to share bikeporn. My 1994 Trek 850. (My car's a 1994 Volvo 850!)

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn224/kanegon/Trek/ba6e2c69c1e473a38f68f592e1804dcb.jpg
08-03-12, 01:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,474
Posted By Kanegon

What? You mean I'm not the only one who uses...

What? You mean I'm not the only one who uses Sharpie?
How noticeable the bluish cast is depends on how pristine the paint is. On my 18 year old Trek, it blends in quite well. Put it this way, I've...
07-31-12, 12:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,429
Posted By Kanegon

Is it okay to oil or saddle soap seemingly dry...

Is it okay to oil or saddle soap seemingly dry straps?

I've only worn through 5 pairs in the last 30 years and have never done so... Not sure because they do seem to get rather stressed; hence...
07-31-12, 11:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,169
Posted By Kanegon

I don't have these, but they're skinny and...

I don't have these, but they're skinny and drool-worthy, albeit in France. (http://www.cyclesdsalmon.com/gardebouesalmon2008+.htm)

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn224/kanegon/9d96f17a.jpg
07-11-12, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,979
Posted By Kanegon

That would be their Hi-Tensile steel tubing, the...

That would be their Hi-Tensile steel tubing, the same as my old Cavalier.
07-10-12, 04:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,069
Posted By Kanegon

I'll play. ...

I'll play.

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn224/kanegon/Raleigh/eaa7f843.jpg

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn224/kanegon/Raleigh/8acbb6f4.jpg
07-08-12, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,088
Posted By Kanegon

Which you are clearly going to relish! Toss me...

Which you are clearly going to relish! Toss me the extra LX/XT RD while you're at it ;).
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