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10-27-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 573
Posted By easyupbug

Bicycling many years ago was worth reading. I...

Bicycling many years ago was worth reading. I have bikes that only see bike lanes that are swept regularly in very dry Southern AZ and a daughter has fat bikes that are regularly ridden on the Cape...
10-23-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 217
Posted By easyupbug

I love Ksyriums but the alloy threads corrode...

I love Ksyriums but the alloy threads corrode along with any other interface. I use a penetrant soak on each nipple first along with the good advise above.
10-23-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 477
Posted By easyupbug

Loose bearings in an "indexed" headset from false...

Loose bearings in an "indexed" headset from false brinnelling (really fretting) can be sorta smoothed for some time, but if that Pro-tour is a keeper (looks very nice) or you don't want to stiff the...
10-12-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By easyupbug

A little aluminum polish and I use sealer to keep...

A little aluminum polish and I use sealer to keep it shiny really makes these frames pop....
10-04-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 454
Posted By easyupbug

Washers are to protect the joint surfaces from...

Washers are to protect the joint surfaces from tightening, distribute the load evenly under the nut and in some applications the stress under the edges of the hex head can cause deformation. I...
09-28-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 727
Posted By easyupbug

+1 for the local guy if you can find them. I have...

+1 for the local guy if you can find them. I have had our local framebuilder Andy Gilmour paint a few frames, nice work with Imron which holds up well. If the frame is worth respray I don't like the...
09-10-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 518
Posted By easyupbug

Based on the BB bridge and SL tubing I would say...

Based on the BB bridge and SL tubing I would say Treviso. If T-Mar chimes in take what he says to the bank. You will like the ride.
09-02-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 644
Posted By easyupbug

The valley up there will be as usual 110º this...

The valley up there will be as usual 110º this weekend but Bisbee should be ~ 85º!

Edit: I forgot to add what they say up there: "But it is a dry heat"
08-31-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,568
Posted By easyupbug

I have arthritis in my hands, comes and goes in...

I have arthritis in my hands, comes and goes in intensity, but always present so critical for me. I always look for a better design but until then a Koolstop in the shop and Koolstop with a...
08-25-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 924
Posted By easyupbug

I always say price is firm, life is too short for...

I always say price is firm, life is too short for guys that come out and think I will negotiate. If the description/photos are poor negotiations may be appropriate but mine never are.
08-13-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,717
Posted By easyupbug

I was, still have a BSA 441 Victor basket case in...

I was, still have a BSA 441 Victor basket case in the shop. For me C&V motorcycles ended with my near death event.
08-09-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 931
Posted By easyupbug

Sorry I was not clear. I have an Ironman with...

Sorry I was not clear. I have an Ironman with 600 and don't think I am missing anything and had a Viscount with 600 for years that was also nice. I have a Pinarello with all Campagnolo that got a...
08-08-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,405
Posted By easyupbug

The last frame repair I had our framebuilder do...

The last frame repair I had our framebuilder do was replacing a Campagnolo drive side dropout which is more complicated and $120, including the $20+ for the drop out. I would also be happy to have...
08-01-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 982
Posted By easyupbug

Local builder who knew Colin Laing when he was in...

Local builder who knew Colin Laing when he was in town straightened both the fork and frame that had been badly spread to 130mm on a rescued ~'84 Laing 753 that was trashed. He even had Laing...
07-27-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 825
Posted By easyupbug

As other have said a very very risky situation. ...

As other have said a very very risky situation. Please check out these instructions:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPYGv6fMnBw
07-21-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 8,651
Posted By easyupbug

Kunsunoke pretty much covered it. I have had too...

Kunsunoke pretty much covered it. I have had too many bikes for years now and loved the Italians. My rack that holds my bikes used in the current daily rotation has the lowest number of Italians...
07-19-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By easyupbug

One of my rescues came from a fellow who used...

One of my rescues came from a fellow who used Rustoleum then 2K. I got a great deal because he painted one weekend, left it on the seat of a closed up pickup in AZ for baking and the next weekend...
07-11-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By easyupbug

I see you are in Denver, if you ski or snowboard...

I see you are in Denver, if you ski or snowboard you may have or easily get ski & snowboard tape that works great, its 14" wide and $3 a foot where we shop.
07-06-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By easyupbug

I suggest value in a search over on the C&V...

I suggest value in a search over on the C&V Forum. You will find many pages of recommendations on materials & techniques on similar projects.
06-27-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 20,991
Posted By easyupbug

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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The boys enjoying the sun at our cabin in the Bighorns.
06-26-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,028
Posted By easyupbug

I am not a flipper but have bought two bikes in...

I am not a flipper but have bought two bikes in Portland to keep them from hipster fixie hell and this eases my mind as does Spaghetti Legs having a nice Tommasini on C&V Sales here for a good price...
05-29-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By easyupbug

In my experience the 80 to 120 emery worked...

In my experience the 80 to 120 emery worked better on larger jobs and you can clean up in really rough areas/gouges with finer 240 if needed just be sure it is dull everywhere. I have had much...
04-06-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 948
Posted By easyupbug

If that were my brother-in-law's tire I would...

If that were my brother-in-law's tire I would boot the knobby and he would ride it for years in his short rides through the neighborhood. For my son-in-law that is young enough to think he will live...
03-30-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By easyupbug

I love this article as he clearly states...

I love this article as he clearly states "Accuracy of fabrication results in a frame that when placed on a checking table is true without the need for setting to shape." I mourn the scrapping of 753...
03-25-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 642
Posted By easyupbug

You are in LA so not a lot of climbing? What do...

You are in LA so not a lot of climbing? What do you ride on your Vigorelli and Mash, and what do you like or find missing on those groups, wheels, saddles, bars, etc.? A picture would help, some...
03-15-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 768
Posted By easyupbug

There is a broad spectrum of threadlockers. ...

There is a broad spectrum of threadlockers. Loctite Purple 222MS is designed for this kind of application where the lowest strength is needed and works great on adjustment screws, set screws, etc. ...
03-13-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,916
Posted By easyupbug

Well said, I don't live in a mansion either but...

Well said, I don't live in a mansion either but did right-size my garage....
03-05-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,939
Posted By easyupbug

Would not be surprised if this is largest

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02-22-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,367
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 ¢.
02-09-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,067
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: 2,135
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...
01-29-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,777
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...
01-18-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,034
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...
01-15-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 648
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.
01-11-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By easyupbug

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

You are wise to ask, these things are not self evident.
01-08-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,475
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...
12-24-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By easyupbug

That is oversize, both tubing could come with...

That is oversize, both tubing could come with ovalized chain stays but IIRC neuron OS DTs were 28.6 and EL OS DTs were 31.7 so a measurement might help.
12-22-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 964
Posted By easyupbug

My experience is with industrial ceramic...

My experience is with industrial ceramic bearings, not on a bicycle so I will follow this with interest. If you have full ceramic bearings (balls and races) or hybrid (ceramic balls only) the...
12-17-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,648
Posted By easyupbug

W/o seeing it up close that rim wall is in...

W/o seeing it up close that rim wall is in tension, I think all Hed are welded, no sleeves or pins, so a weld failure. I would agree not good for anything but an easy ride to a shop or what could be...
12-16-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By easyupbug

Bikedued, I never thanked you for this frame and...

Bikedued, I never thanked you for this frame and you kindly found me a seat post. I love it, and while it has been a long time since I worried about flex in a BB I love this bike and it is in my...
11-28-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,023
Posted By easyupbug

As a retired heavy industry maintenance manager I...

As a retired heavy industry maintenance manager I have played with grease professionally and as a result used many products on many bikes over the years. Bike G is dead on in my dry climates...
11-23-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,145
Posted By easyupbug

To me age is not the only factor. I have bought...

To me age is not the only factor. I have bought two wall hangers, sold one and still riding the other. I now may have one my own, a '89 ironman with the grey marble paint with a head tube lug...
11-17-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,984
Posted By easyupbug

No fall colors here but one of my bikes has fall...

No fall colors here but one of my bikes has fall colors....
11-12-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,889
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...
11-07-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,145
Posted By easyupbug

Risk is a function of likelihood and consequence,...

Risk is a function of likelihood and consequence, even with a low likelihood of blowout failure if you are hitting 70kph or high speed "twisty" descents you might want to carefully consider the...
10-17-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,594
Posted By easyupbug

Correct. I supervised vendor evaluations in the...

Correct. I supervised vendor evaluations in the PRC before retiring and can tell end runs and unauthorized runs can be problem for buyers and manufacturers. Quality of materials can range from no...
10-13-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 582
Posted By easyupbug

As I got older my feet widened and I got tingling...

As I got older my feet widened and I got tingling in the toes, Shimano and Sidi "wide" shoes took care of it maybe 5 or 6 years ago. Nerve compression and/or blood circulation are usually the...
09-25-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,322
Posted By easyupbug

For me, as a life long tinkerer bumping 70 I have...

For me, as a life long tinkerer bumping 70 I have found bikes meet my tinkering needs, get me out in this beautiful World and the exercise is a pleasure. When I stumbled onto this place with a...
09-21-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,206
Posted By easyupbug

I boycott Trek for throwing LeMond to the curb in...

I boycott Trek for throwing LeMond to the curb in 2008.
09-21-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,332
Posted By easyupbug

Exactly

It was not really what I would call hilarity but shock, I was on my baby at the time, a brand spanking new Campagnolo state of the art 50/34 arm careening down the asphalt, I felt horrible.
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