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05-02-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 339
Posted By smoothness

If you were able to use your levers in the past...

If you were able to use your levers in the past without a ferrule, it's most likely because the ends were properly "finished" with a bench grinder to be flat at the ends. If you don't have one, you...
04-26-20, 12:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 890
Posted By smoothness

This is unfortunately the problem that many...

This is unfortunately the problem that many people have to account for when trying to get a 700c onto a 27" cantilever frame. I have found that the brake posts are often too high relative to the...
04-25-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 890
Posted By smoothness

check if mini-v brakes will give you lower...

check if mini-v brakes will give you lower adjustment. I don't think you've got enough purchase on the rim with those jagwires at the lowest slot.
04-17-20, 01:56 PM
04-17-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By smoothness

I'm curious - was this sold as a specific stem +...

I'm curious - was this sold as a specific stem + bar + suede combo?
04-17-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By smoothness

If OP decides to take you up on the offer, I'll...

If OP decides to take you up on the offer, I'll donate an 8s compatible hub. I think I have a few extras.
04-10-20, 11:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By smoothness

i've got a set of OG deore, and a set of...

i've got a set of OG deore, and a set of specialized flag. i think 170 for deore, all sizes but 165 for the flag. lmk.
03-25-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 845
Posted By smoothness

A suggestion for those who wish to list multiple components:

Hopefully many of you are staying at home, especially those at risk to COVID-19. For those who have been deemed an essential service: please stay safe, and thank you for what you are doing.

Now...
02-05-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 912
Posted By smoothness

This might seem like a really dumb question, but...

This might seem like a really dumb question, but i've never been to Eroica. My apologies in advance. From my understanding, they're big about only allowing "period-correct" bicycles ride. Would such...
01-04-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 788
Posted By smoothness

Did you try bending it with sand? I've heard it...

Did you try bending it with sand? I've heard it works pretty well in supporting the walls while bending. I've only used such knowledge with copper pipes ;D.
12-31-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By smoothness

I've a Silca Impero that should be longer than...

I've a Silca Impero that should be longer than 18"; I haven't measured it. DM me if you're interested.
10-20-19, 12:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By smoothness

Thanks for measuring it for me! I keep...

Thanks for measuring it for me! I keep forgetting to measure it when i work on bicycles -_-;;. I've a striking suspicion that it's a bit short though.
10-19-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,355
Posted By smoothness

whoops - sorry about that. that's the right...

whoops - sorry about that. that's the right size. what size mixte would you be looking for?
10-18-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,147
Posted By smoothness

He's just not getting the "receptive" audience...

He's just not getting the "receptive" audience that he thought he was going to get. Cars are safer, more reliable, and last a hell of a lot longer. Bicycles companies have realized that only...
10-16-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,147
Posted By smoothness

You're most likely not the primary demographic of...

You're most likely not the primary demographic of any bicycle company at this point. Companies need to revamp their product lines, no matter how storied their past. Without moving forward with...
10-11-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By smoothness

I'll have to check the length as it's fairly...

I'll have to check the length as it's fairly short. what's the distance between the rail clamp and the minimum insertion line?
10-10-19, 01:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By smoothness

Cool. Let me know.

Cool. Let me know.
10-08-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By smoothness

More or less a month bump. Still looking for a...

More or less a month bump. Still looking for a 26.0mm seat post. Same parameters as first post. Up for trade: all the stuff I don't need, which includes stems, wheels, hubs, frames, et. al.
10-04-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,897
Posted By smoothness

Wera and other "nice" tool companies make Hex...

Wera and other "nice" tool companies make Hex keys with extra short "short" ends; they are invaluable in situations like these. I would also like to call out merziac for casually flashing a lined...
09-26-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By smoothness

I have a 115mm (measured 3 times) that's a bit...

I have a 115mm (measured 3 times) that's a bit different than the others - the clamp diameter is 27mm. According to Sheldon Brown (RIP), it's an obsolete standard called "Titan." You could use any...
09-23-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By smoothness

challenge accepted! the image is protected...

challenge accepted!

the image is protected by several "fake" layers; if you read through the page code (and know what to look for), you can find the original SRC link pretty quickly.

...
09-23-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,353
Posted By smoothness

A thing that many shade-tree bicycle mechanics...

A thing that many shade-tree bicycle mechanics tend to overlook.

When meeting people looking for new bicycles, I've found a very common issue is that they "don't feel right/don't like their...
09-15-19, 01:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By smoothness

had a pair donated recently. was very light and...

had a pair donated recently. was very light and interesting, but seems way too finicky for the average user. i think i took a good twenty second look at it and might have recycled it for one reason...
09-06-19, 11:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,026
Posted By smoothness

i posted this on the last thread of the person...

i posted this on the last thread of the person who had a selle anatomica for sale: caveat emptor: that adjuster bolt is pretty far out. the first generation of these saddles had a tendency to bend...
09-02-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By smoothness

WTB: 26.0 seatpost

Hello! As the title implies, I'm looking to barter/trade/buy a 26.0 seat post. I've exhausted local sources, and the only ones found have been boat anchors or unfitting for the frame. Ideally, the...
08-31-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 245,367
Posted By smoothness

Mad, You're awesome. I've sent you a PM. ...

Mad,

You're awesome. I've sent you a PM.



Kuro,
I'm looking for a brake that looks like rear one pictured below. I realize that I could probably bang out the bolt and cable stop to switch...
08-29-19, 03:05 AM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 245,367
Posted By smoothness

ISO: Side-pull brake with the cable-stop and...

ISO: Side-pull brake with the cable-stop and fixing bolt reversed for a mixte frame ("upside down brake") Have: lots of stuff. Green paper.
07-15-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,985
Posted By smoothness

Those are Compass/René Herse Rat Trap Pass.

Those are Compass/René Herse Rat Trap Pass.
05-27-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 111,908
Posted By smoothness

Consider this a tasteful targeted advertisement: ...

Consider this a tasteful targeted advertisement:

If anyone is looking for a mtb frame to work on, I have a bunch of "nice" frames that need homes. Sizes range from 16.5" ctt to about 21",...
05-26-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 111,908
Posted By smoothness

The fork is made by Surly for their Troll frames....

The fork is made by Surly for their Troll frames. The bike shop accidentally ordered the one to replace a 120mm suspension fork, so now I have two of these with different axle to crown lengths. It...
04-24-19, 12:22 AM
Replies: 565
Views: 111,908
Posted By smoothness

What's the BCD of your rings and your preferred...

What's the BCD of your rings and your preferred crank length? Assuming you aren't running a 10s cassette, I might have a crankset in silver that I could send you. Playing with oven cleaner and harsh...
04-12-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By smoothness

Oury "Lock On" Grips - can you switch the rubber portion?

Has anyone tried to swap the grip portion to another color? I'm interested in buying a pair of black "lock on" grips, removing the black rubber, and installing my preferred color from a set of...
04-12-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,949
Posted By smoothness

never try to use the legs to twist the frame....

never try to use the legs to twist the frame. i've had to deal with this a lot, and using the fork blades as a point of contact for a breaker bar usually ends up with a bent fork. if you're going to...
04-12-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,318
Posted By smoothness

Didn't know if you were going full-dive on the...

Didn't know if you were going full-dive on the "cargo bike" mentality; my apologies. If you're really interested, I know two guys in Boston who make these for whatever frame you want. Last summer I...
04-12-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,318
Posted By smoothness

CRUST (https://crustbikes.com/) makes exactly...

CRUST (https://crustbikes.com/) makes exactly what you desire, as long as you're not opposed to modern aesthetics.

"clydesdale" fork. 1" and 1.125" compatibile....
03-17-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,487
Posted By smoothness

burn. maybe it strikes too close to home, lol.

burn. maybe it strikes too close to home, lol.
03-12-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,336
Posted By smoothness

If you want a real hat trick, you can hit a home...

If you want a real hat trick, you can hit a home run and get love with a touchdown. SPORTS BALL.

I believe in "run what you brung," except for downhill/trials/x-games stuff.
03-12-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By smoothness

wheels manufacturing does not make a cone for the...

wheels manufacturing does not make a cone for the 7400 series. those cones are specific to dura-ace, as they have an extremely long taper and inner shoulder. while others may fit, you'll basically be...
03-06-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By smoothness

standard or the ultra light version? pictures...

standard or the ultra light version? pictures would be helpful.
03-06-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,322
Posted By smoothness

i love the color. i wonder what they put in the...

i love the color. i wonder what they put in the big space on the right side; maybe they carried a spare crt?
03-04-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,322
Posted By smoothness

if you're going to go plastic, invest in one of...

if you're going to go plastic, invest in one of the t-stak/stacking systems of the big brands. they're well made, and the bases have wheels on them (very important when it gets rainy/humid). My...
03-02-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,019
Posted By smoothness

Here's a generic update to bring my post of junk...

Here's a generic update to bring my post of junk to the front page. The helicomatic freewheel is 95% sold; I'm waiting for a check to clear. I've also acquired a second pair of Paul cantilevers, this...
02-24-19, 11:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,018
Posted By smoothness

sun race makes a wide range cassette...

sun race makes a wide range cassette (http://www.sunrace.com/en/products/detail/csm680). obviously the last two or three cogs might be a huge jump, but you'll definitely have enough range. i'd...
02-22-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,626
Posted By smoothness

@The Golden Boy...

@The Golden Boy (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/the-golden-boy-174646.html), @Salamandrine (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/salamandrine-424205.html), @CycleryNorth81...
02-22-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,450
Posted By smoothness

I remember reading that when she built her first...

I remember reading that when she built her first bike! To be honest, she's so handy and knowledgeable it's kinda scary D:
02-22-19, 01:40 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,450
Posted By smoothness

Jmclay: Thanks for all the information. I was...

Jmclay: Thanks for all the information. I was wondering about the catalyzing process. I guess I'll have to keep putting it off till I have a really obese piggy bank.
02-21-19, 01:01 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,450
Posted By smoothness

^ That's what he said :D! Jmclay, I'm...

^ That's what he said :D!

Jmclay, I'm assuming you used some sort of sprayer for the paint? was it a hvlp? or biggest airbrush ever? cfm of tank? I'm going to try to build a set up in the next...
02-20-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 615
Posted By smoothness

I'm aware that all of the woods they use are high...

I'm aware that all of the woods they use are high on the hardness scale...but the added weight would be ridiculous, and only 25.00-50.00 dollars less than a pair of titanium fenders from Honjo, lol.
02-20-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 543
Posted By smoothness

I can't attest to the build quality of the VO...

I can't attest to the build quality of the VO rack, but I have the Nitto version, and the tang is welded at least 10mm off center. I've accepted it as "character," and haven't thought about it since....
02-19-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 615
Posted By smoothness

you might have fenders that are not wide...

you might have fenders that are not wide enough/low enough, or you might have stuff stuck to the underside. i've never found plastic fenders to spray more than metal ones. but if you want overkill,...
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