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07-02-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 790
Posted By squirtdad

multiple shops near me are not accepting any new...

multiple shops near me are not accepting any new mechanical work....to big a back log fwiw
07-02-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 122
Posted By squirtdad

great enjoy the bike and do an updated ride...

great enjoy the bike and do an updated ride report :) sounds like a good LBS :)
07-02-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 122
Posted By squirtdad

OP how tall are you, does this bike fit? it is...

OP how tall are you, does this bike fit? it is a pretty small bike. a quick rule of thumb is that when you are in the saddle with you heel on the pedal you leg should be fully extended. If...
07-01-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,629
Views: 146,436
Posted By squirtdad

I thought those were for nutted brakes? am i...

I thought those were for nutted brakes? am i wrong (would be happy to be wrong
07-01-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1,629
Views: 146,436
Posted By squirtdad

I will put my mcGyver hat on....with the 30mm ...

I will put my mcGyver hat on....with the 30mm tires I don't have a lot of space left (105 brakes state will handle 28 mm, 30 is no problem) to bad there is not some thing like the sheldon...
06-30-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,271
Posted By squirtdad

as to OP comments not about kits etc a) OP has...

as to OP comments not about kits etc a) OP has not really provided enough information as to what is intended to provide an such a detail list. as an example: working on new and carbon bikes ...
06-30-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By squirtdad

You need to decide on the crank first and then...

You need to decide on the crank first and then get get the matching BB that fits your frame.
06-29-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 723
Posted By squirtdad

of course I did also :) the best things I...

of course I did also :)

the best things I got from the back of a cereal box or the back of a magazine were 1) a spearshooting, fin kicking frogman for the bathtub...soon confiscated as I shot a...
06-29-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 956
Posted By squirtdad

my lbs and manufacturers recommend small small. ...

my lbs and manufacturers recommend small small. I find that doing small small gives me the max chain length which has been helpful when doing 52/39 and 11-28 combos with 7400 durace see ...
06-29-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,271
Posted By squirtdad

pack pcs10 work stand as a starter...... ...

pack pcs10 work stand as a starter......

then you could get kits of all ranges
...
06-29-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 723
Posted By squirtdad

and did you order sea monkeys and be totally...

and did you order sea monkeys and be totally disappointed?
06-29-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By squirtdad

just make sure you can do big/big also in...

just make sure you can do big/big also in this situation doing small/small chain sizing will give you the most amount of chain to work with https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuhHn7HaZcQ
06-28-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,966
Posted By squirtdad

some Montana's question whether Bozeman is MT...

some Montana's question whether Bozeman is MT anymore with the number of Californians who have moved :)
06-27-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 816
Posted By squirtdad

Drinking.....so it started as a Midsommar build...

Drinking.....so it started as a Midsommar build ???? I seem to recall (barely) O.P. Anderson and Beska Droppar being involved the one midsummer i did near Göteborg many years ago :)
06-27-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,020
Posted By squirtdad

here is the door and 82 Nishiki bought new and...

here is the door and
82 Nishiki bought new and redone as "english 8 speed" when i first started Bike forums throw a leg over it and do an errand
84 Team Miyata, good deal from across the...
06-27-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1,629
Views: 146,436
Posted By squirtdad

Baby has new shoes.... Vitorria Corsa G+ Control....

Baby has new shoes.... Vitorria Corsa G+ Control. These are supposedly a a little tougher then the corsa g....we will see, I hope so as I had flat issues with corsa G+ clinchers.

30 mm, measure...
06-26-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,930
Posted By squirtdad

nice q factor.... I do like the spare cog...

nice q factor....

I do like the spare cog hanging from the seat
06-26-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,966
Posted By squirtdad

Bummer, thanks mountaindave on the bright...

Bummer, thanks mountaindave on the bright side personally, I have another year to procrastinate on getting into shape to do this :)
06-26-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
Posted By squirtdad

https://www.amazon.com/CYGOLITE-Tuneable-Resistant...

https://www.amazon.com/CYGOLITE-Tuneable-Resistant-Flexible-Rechargeable/dp/B07J2XBCG4/ref=sxts_sxwds-bia-wc-p13n2_0?crid=3DGPZ5S9Z8ASO&cv_ct_cx=cygolite+bike+light&dchild=1&keywords=cygolite+bike+lig...
06-26-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,351
Posted By squirtdad

this is what it looked like with 5800 105 set up,...

this is what it looked like with 5800 105 set up, I used stepdown ferrule for the dive helmet cable stop....might still have it around didn't have an issue hard to tell but it does not look like...
06-26-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 342
Posted By squirtdad

:thumb::giver:

:thumb::giver:
06-26-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 411
Posted By squirtdad

see ...

see https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/154679-totally-tubular.html try challenge elite pro's if you can find them
06-26-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 910
Posted By squirtdad

if he insists on fixie (have a son like that)...

if he insists on fixie (have a son like that) consider gettng a quality frame either used vintage and if need be use a singulator for chain wrap, or someting like the soma rush ...
06-25-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By squirtdad

by lock nut, do you mean the quick release clamp...

by lock nut, do you mean the quick release clamp lever? that rule of thumb for that you should see a pressure mark on your palm after closing it so it sounds like you are not tight enogh

I have...
06-25-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 590
Posted By squirtdad

+1 I spent a ton of money trying to do DIY and...

+1 I spent a ton of money trying to do DIY and finally sprung for a Parck PCS-10 best purchase ever.

If you are going to do a fair amount of wrenching, get a good one
06-24-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 187
Posted By squirtdad

1) I like leo 2) I have put fenders/racks on...

1) I like leo

2) I have put fenders/racks on 2 bikes without eyelets using the triangle opening in the dropout
first one was on a miyata 1400, I used a commercial product that was 2...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 512
Posted By squirtdad

for arlinton texas or close could go used for...

for arlinton texas or close could go used for now and save up the buck......maybe go to a gravel bike in future? (I commute on a drop bar) Generally speaking when you get a bike at say a $600...
06-23-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,601
Posted By squirtdad

that is one of the rare porsche pick-up models

that is one of the rare porsche pick-up models
06-23-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By squirtdad

lots of them out there ...

lots of them out there

https://hydrobikes.com/
...
06-23-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 187
Posted By squirtdad

Ok per my bolds: Bravo on english club...

Ok per my bolds:

Bravo on english club style

you could consider a vintage frame, cold set the rear and use the sheldon front brake in back with a nut, back brake in front with recessed...
06-23-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,342
Posted By squirtdad

well all i know is it sure looks like a nice...

well all i know is it sure looks like a nice frame :) what will the build be?
06-22-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,565
Posted By squirtdad

problem is letting him frame the argument and...

problem is letting him frame the argument and basically troll you

why a more expensive bike

Quality of the ride and handling due to better design and frame (often forgotten)
components that...
06-18-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 617
Posted By squirtdad

I think it depends totally on the local market...

I think it depends totally on the local market and the wheelset.....I see people post it it a buyers market for tubular wheelsets and that they can get great ones for $100 or less. I just paid...
06-18-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By squirtdad

you might want to check in the ebike forum...

you might want to check in the ebike forum https://www.bikeforums.net/electric-bikes/

just from looking at the threads i see all over this is going to be a case of you will get what you pay for,...
06-16-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By squirtdad

seriously check out the framebuilders with a...

seriously check out the framebuilders with a picture......they are more knowledgeable than I am :)
06-16-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 691
Posted By squirtdad

check out this surly ...

check out this surly https://surlybikes.com/bikes/midnight_special and just look around on the surly site
06-16-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 797
Posted By squirtdad

Just to note wd40 is not a good penetrating...

Just to note wd40 is not a good penetrating oil. I have have best luck with freeze off

good luck on the chemistry
06-16-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 520
Posted By squirtdad

what rims and tires specificallly? a tire...

what rims and tires specificallly?

a tire jack is helpful in these situations
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/359x140/tirejack_94a3725063ab71585ce5cecd8691c91991ccea27.jpg
06-16-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By squirtdad

don't think this is a great idea, Depending on...

don't think this is a great idea, Depending on the aluminum, heat treating is needed after the weld so the cost effectiveness is a big question

Also crack near rear wheel is a bit vague

If...
06-16-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1,629
Views: 146,436
Posted By squirtdad

to be precise i glued both rim and tire and let...

to be precise i glued both rim and tire and let them sit a couple of hours and then another coat on the rim and mount the tires
06-16-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1,629
Views: 146,436
Posted By squirtdad

and put the wheels on last night and the front...

and put the wheels on last night and the front wheel (yellow jersey) was great

Back wheel, different story, i had a huge high spot around the stem, such that it hit the frame on rotation. I...
06-16-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1,629
Views: 146,436
Posted By squirtdad

IIRC RobbieTunes has some experience with these

IIRC RobbieTunes has some experience with these
06-15-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 857
Posted By squirtdad

I am a little tongue and cheek here so you are...

I am a little tongue and cheek here so you are forwarned. If you are concerned about tires issues when flatting on a downhill and safety, you should go for tubular as they will flat and...
06-15-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 857
Posted By squirtdad

Sounds like a plan

Sounds like a plan
06-15-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By squirtdad

My point, which seems to have flown over was a)...

My point, which seems to have flown over was a) cyclists are not some sort of perfect unicorn creature incapable no wrong while drivers are invariable evil incarnate is not true. people are...
06-15-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,326
Posted By squirtdad

+1 (even more so for finding folding kayaks :)...

+1 (even more so for finding folding kayaks :) )
06-15-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 1,629
Views: 146,436
Posted By squirtdad

just glued my second set of tires on.......I...

just glued my second set of tires on.......I followed vittoria's instructions for the first one and it when on but was a fiight, pretty sure I got the valve down and then went back to what yellow...
06-13-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1,629
Views: 146,436
Posted By squirtdad

consider this...

consider this option........https://www.probikekit.com/bicycle-tyres/challenge-elite-pro-220-tpi-tubular-road-tyre/11561655.html i have them on my 84 team miyata and the ride is super (and they...
06-12-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1,629
Views: 146,436
Posted By squirtdad

I'm one of those guys who read...

I'm one of those guys who read instructions.....but Vittoria has confused me. on my new can of mastik it says put a coat on the rim and on the tire tape and then wait a day, putting another coat...
06-12-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By squirtdad

i feel for you my kid has never wanted to deal...

i feel for you my kid has never wanted to deal with shifting..... BMX bike, then fixie, now it is single speed as I flipped the hub when he went to university in a hilly area...and he can't be...
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