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10-13-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 214
Posted By mpetry912

First, go spend $12000 on a new Trek Emonda with...

First, go spend $12000 on a new Trek Emonda with SRAM Red and all the goodies.

2nd, get some WD40 and a brass brush and clean that corrosion off there.

then sell old bike to pay down new bike....
10-13-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 245
Posted By mpetry912

can you just run that FD as a bottom pull by...

can you just run that FD as a bottom pull by rerouting the cable ? the top pull does not look like a smooth shifting set up.

Mark Petry
Bainbridge Island, WA USA
10-13-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 147
Posted By mpetry912

it would be nice to know if it was a shimano or...

it would be nice to know if it was a shimano or campy, what model, etc.

yes it's a 10mm allen on the shimano freehub I think.

I know of no alternative tool

Mark Petry
Bainbridge Island,...
10-13-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 49
Posted By mpetry912

Use a connex quick disconnect link ! They are...

Use a connex quick disconnect link ! They are great. You can pop the chain off in 15 sec. Much less trouble than re-peening the pin.

just type "wipperman connex 9 speed link" into ebay and...
10-13-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By mpetry912

you would have to really clamp the heck out of it...

you would have to really clamp the heck out of it to get it to crack in that mode. and more likely the tube would deform first (out of round)

HAVING SAID THAT, you're clamping the tube in the...
10-12-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 340
Posted By mpetry912

that's an interesting tool and if you take...

that's an interesting tool and if you take freewheels apart may be handy to have. The main reason you'd want to do that is to replace cogs, so you'll then need to accumulate an inventory of cogs. ...
10-11-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 78,450
Posted By mpetry912

wow, some really impressive hardware in this...

wow, some really impressive hardware in this thread. I'll throw in these three, another DiNucci similar to Brent's that I got this summer and then a Richard Sachs from 1996. Both are extraordinary...
10-10-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,358
Posted By mpetry912

Somebody above mentioned the Muck-Off, I agree,...

Somebody above mentioned the Muck-Off, I agree, really like the stuff, best part is, it runs very smooth, doesn't sling off and get all over your bike. I've had very good luck with it.

Keep your...
10-09-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 413
Posted By mpetry912

I'm betting it's the cable guide bolt under the...

I'm betting it's the cable guide bolt under the BB shell as others have pointed out above

just loosen it and back it out a couple turns, install your BB, and then re-tighten

Mark Petry...
10-09-19, 05:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By mpetry912

would it be too much to ask for a picture ? ...

would it be too much to ask for a picture ?

how is the magnet attached. is there a screw (like the old Mavic magnet holders ?) Tie wrap?

help us help you

Mark Petry
Bainbridge Island, WA...
10-07-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By mpetry912

your best shot is probably to pump up the tire...

your best shot is probably to pump up the tire with an air compressor and then see if the escaping air will do you a favor by propelling the core out the way it came in. You might have better luck...
10-07-19, 05:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,041
Posted By mpetry912

Nice post, Van. I agree, no way would I grind...

Nice post, Van. I agree, no way would I grind down a Snap-On socket ! Use the best tool for the job as they say. If you are working in the pits at Indy then yes a full Snap-On box is cool but in the...
10-06-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 542
Posted By mpetry912

lube the cables and the derailleurs too. Has...

lube the cables and the derailleurs too. Has been sitting 20 years from the look of it.

Mark Petry
Bainbridge Island, WA USA
10-06-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6,704
Views: 1,602,439
Posted By mpetry912

how about this Serotta "T-Max" with ultra tapered...

how about this Serotta "T-Max" with ultra tapered Columbus tubin.g. This bike has "go-kart" handling, and faded florescent paint.

Mark Petry
Bainbridge Island, WA USA
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10-06-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 130
Posted By mpetry912

New Bolts for Old Lug Nuts

we had a thread last week about Cinelli pinch bolts and how they get hammered over the years. A lot of the parts we are riding are now 40 years old. In some cases used bikes have been attacked by...
10-05-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By mpetry912

we had a discussion on this earlier. the short...

we had a discussion on this earlier. the short answer is NO. The marginal "strength" gain associated with 40 spoke wheels can be approximated by using a heavier rim on a 36 hole hub.

Mark Petry...
10-05-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,041
Posted By mpetry912

Yes but it looks like NoMadMax has "trumped" my...

Yes but it looks like NoMadMax has "trumped" my ace on Snap-On. Sounds like another tool box thread coming on.

Mark Petry
Bainbridge Island, WA USA
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10-04-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6,704
Views: 1,602,439
Posted By mpetry912

the design does have some compromises. Climbing...

the design does have some compromises. Climbing in low gear you can see the rear wheel flopping back and forth.

the "flex web" on mine cracked some years ago. I'm not brave enuff to weld it. ...
10-04-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,041
Posted By mpetry912

No, that 8mm shortie is for crank arm bolts, it...

No, that 8mm shortie is for crank arm bolts, it won't work on the 1/a or even on the Cinelli Mod 1 stem which has a 7mm allen head quill bolt. Most of those bolts are compromised because it's hard to...
10-04-19, 05:31 AM
Replies: 6,704
Views: 1,602,439
Posted By mpetry912

does this one count ? Ibis Bow Ti, full...

does this one count ? Ibis Bow Ti, full suspension with no pivot. It's a leaf spring. they only made about 10 of these. Interesting bike.

Mark Petry
Bainbridge Island, WA USA

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10-02-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 843
Posted By mpetry912

it's a nice "style points" thing if you can do...

it's a nice "style points" thing if you can do it. On a 36 spoke wheel you have a hub / rim alignment every 10 degrees.

on a 20 spoke wheel you have that alignment every 18 degrees so it may not...
09-30-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,041
Posted By mpetry912

No need for wrench boosters on allens. That's...

No need for wrench boosters on allens. That's what 3/8 drive sockets are for. this is an 8mm shortie. Comes in real handy especially when using the torque wrench !

but my point is - your allen...
09-30-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 723
Posted By mpetry912

My point was that it looks worn on the backside...

My point was that it looks worn on the backside of the teeth. Not the leading edge where the load would be applied.

you'll wear out many chains before a chainring wears out.

Yes, look for...
09-30-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 723
Posted By mpetry912

Hmm. I don't think that ring is overly worn, it...

Hmm. I don't think that ring is overly worn, it has some fancy profiling on the teeth from the factory. it would be 7000 series aluminum, pretty hard to wear that out unless you had severe dirt /...
09-30-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,041
Posted By mpetry912

That's a good trick, Van ! Remember too that...

That's a good trick, Van !

Remember too that not just any bar will fit these ! you need the correct size Cinelli bar, 26.4mm diameter. If you use a bar that is 25.4 or 26.0 diameter, both of which...
09-29-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,088
Posted By mpetry912

I knew Jobst slightly and Ric (for whom I have...

I knew Jobst slightly and Ric (for whom I have great respect) worked closely with him for years.

I just looked at my (signed) copy of "the bicycle wheel", thank you for the reference. I think...
09-29-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,088
Posted By mpetry912

Here is just about the coolest thing in...

Here is just about the coolest thing in wheelbuilding - splined nipples. These are 7000 series aluminum and definitely strong enough for any wheel build.

They are super fast to build with because...
09-29-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,088
Posted By mpetry912

I would not back 'em off. If they seem ok, just...

I would not back 'em off. If they seem ok, just keep a close eye on the rim and spoke eyelets, watching for cracks.

also if you have the spoke angle problem at the rim, don't be afraid to put a...
09-29-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,088
Posted By mpetry912

here's an OR10 from the "positive net worth"...

here's an OR10 from the "positive net worth" Cinelli that I sold a few years ago. These are very light rims, and quite difficult to build because they are so soft. I doubt you could get 65KgF of...
09-29-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 982
Posted By mpetry912

"respect the tension" of spokes in an older...

"respect the tension" of spokes in an older wheel. That is exactly right.

Mark Petry
Bainbridge Island, WA USA
09-29-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,041
Posted By mpetry912

Jim Merz would probably turn you one. Titanium if...

Jim Merz would probably turn you one. Titanium if you want it. It'll be a work of art. Won't cost under $10 however.

may I ask what is wrong with the one you have ?

Mark Petry
Bainbridge...
09-29-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,088
Posted By mpetry912

You made my point ! With what rim ? What...

You made my point ! With what rim ? What guage spoke ? What lacing pattern.

Lets take the ridiculous extreme - Mavic OR10 with 14g spokes, radial laced to large flange hub, and 100 KgF -...
09-29-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,088
Posted By mpetry912

It's a bit of a long discussion but just because...

It's a bit of a long discussion but just because it says on the internet that 100 KgF is a good spoke tension, that's what you should aim for on your tension guage - don't.

A spoked wheel is a...
09-29-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 982
Posted By mpetry912

Great thread and glad to see Yojimbo's Garage...

Great thread and glad to see Yojimbo's Garage mentioned. Marcus is great and does sell on ebay.

don't get too carried away with the tensiometer in this case. You want to merge the tension of...
09-27-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 555
Posted By mpetry912

Dang. that is exactly how it was done back in...

Dang. that is exactly how it was done back in the day. Just bolt it together and ride it. Awesome.

Mark Petry
Bainbridge Island, WA USA
09-27-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 370
Posted By mpetry912

I think Jacob Russell has a 25.5 Raleigh Pro for...

I think Jacob Russell has a 25.5 Raleigh Pro for sale that is pretty nice. This bike is a Mark 5 which is the best of the Pros, like an SBDU Raleigh.
...
09-27-19, 05:20 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,024
Posted By mpetry912

I hope you guys have a good time. A splash of...

I hope you guys have a good time. A splash of precip, especially in the afternoon, can cool you off ! Send pics of this great ride in the heartland.

Mark Petry
Bainbridge Island, WA USA
09-25-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,844
Posted By mpetry912

it's an interesting question. All of the answers...

it's an interesting question. All of the answers in line above form pieces of the puzzle. I think people like to hang out with "their own" like dogs in a pack or orcas in a pod. What I'm aware of...
09-22-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,880
Posted By mpetry912

Here's one I saw in Tokyo. Zoom in close if you...

Here's one I saw in Tokyo. Zoom in close if you want a laff.

Mark Petry
Bainbridge Island, WA USA
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09-22-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 943
Posted By mpetry912

Using a crescent wrench is probably OK for small...

Using a crescent wrench is probably OK for small adjustments and you can eyeball it, lay a straightedge across the derailleur mounting flat. Close enough is good enough in most cases. I recommend...
09-20-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,368
Posted By mpetry912

The decal and striping on the pump was done by...

The decal and striping on the pump was done by Ruth at CycleArt. Previous owner spec'ed that out. That detail was not done (at least from the factory) BITD.

Glad you like the bike. It's a bit...
09-19-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,368
Posted By mpetry912

I routinely - and on most of my bikes - run...

I routinely - and on most of my bikes - run different front / rear wheels and tires.

A taller frame shifts more of the rider's weight to the rear because of the seat post set back.

Most flats...
09-19-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,368
Posted By mpetry912

I'm in agreement with my right honorable friend...

I'm in agreement with my right honorable friend here. Some get carried away with OCD over locknut date codes and so forth, I try not to worry about such details. Polishing and tuning, and some...
09-19-19, 05:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 943
Posted By mpetry912

You CAN eyeball it but it's hard to be accurate. ...

You CAN eyeball it but it's hard to be accurate. As someone said above, be sure to have a wheel clamped in the frame, and check fork end alignment afterwards.

Love those EVT tools Jeff ! I...
09-18-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By mpetry912

I think the part the OP is talking about is...

I think the part the OP is talking about is threaded differently than a typical skewer end piece. You might try buying another one off ebay, however if this is an easy part to strip the one you buy...
09-17-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 853
Posted By mpetry912

Please tell us what kind of rims these are ? ...

Please tell us what kind of rims these are ?

Mark Petry
Bainbridge Island, WA USA
09-17-19, 05:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,042
Posted By mpetry912

Had not seen that one but thanks for sharing it....

Had not seen that one but thanks for sharing it. Tubing choice is an ongoing discussion with no clear answer, except "It all depends". I personally think (and I think an objective read of the...
09-15-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By mpetry912

Your shop should be able to help you with this. ...

Your shop should be able to help you with this. If not, order these

https://www.ebay.com/itm/20-40pcs-Bike-Brake-Cable-Silicone-Ring-Line-Pipe-Octagonal-O-ring-Protector/303238337631?

Undo...
09-15-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 837
Posted By mpetry912

I think that a very careful inspection of any...

I think that a very careful inspection of any vintage aluminum part is not a bad idea. Long stems and maybe brake arms especially - things which, if they failed, might endanger your safety or life....
09-15-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 49,742
Posted By mpetry912

this was one of the best ever threads on Bike...

this was one of the best ever threads on Bike Forums ! really enjoyable and constantly interesting.

Mark Petry
Bainbridge Island, WA USA
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