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02-13-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 868
Posted By reconnaissance

Did you not read that he was dealing with tape...

Did you not read that he was dealing with tape shorter than would cover the entire bar? So the top bar is wrapped in the customary direction (heaven forbid light colored tape should get dirty). Itís...
Forum: Southwest
02-12-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By reconnaissance

Considering the temperature differential between...

Considering the temperature differential between Independence Pass and the Sonoran desert, sounds like an interesting ride. Spring, or Fall seasons would probably provide the most temperate weather.
02-12-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 868
Posted By reconnaissance

I think the bar tape wrap job looks great!

I think the bar tape wrap job looks great!
02-12-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 798
Posted By reconnaissance

You may be able to help clear those jet holes wit...

You may be able to help clear those jet holes wit a piece of guitar string. Carburetor float level is an area of concern as well and must be properly adjusted. Too low and symptoms like yours appear.
02-12-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By reconnaissance

On close inspection, the brake adjustment barrel...

On close inspection, the brake adjustment barrel is there, just doing what they do when the cable is missingóflopped upside down. be careful not to lose it if it falls out.
02-03-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2,357
Views: 481,787
Posted By reconnaissance

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My 510
02-03-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By reconnaissance

The anomalous hub also has a freshly-machined...

The anomalous hub also has a freshly-machined profile visible where the tube meets the flange, whereas on the other hub the tube meets the flange with a more gradual radius profile. Has this been...
02-03-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 32,621
Posted By reconnaissance

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02-03-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 784
Posted By reconnaissance

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This is my trail bike. 2.5Ē front and 2.3Ē rear...
02-03-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 926
Posted By reconnaissance

Thirteen year old me rode one with the Whizzer...

Thirteen year old me rode one with the Whizzer motor. Noisy and oily but a lot of fun!
12-30-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 925
Posted By reconnaissance

Itís a flat spot due to denting.

Itís a flat spot due to denting.
Forum: Introductions
12-26-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
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Views: 314
Posted By reconnaissance

Hey. I used to live in Spokane and really enjoyed...

Hey. I used to live in Spokane and really enjoyed riding that hill with all the radio antennas on it. There was a really nice property owner that built a gate through his own lot so we could access...
12-25-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By reconnaissance

I have a dia compe u-brake if you’re interested....

I have a dia compe u-brake if you’re interested. I’ll post a pic tomorrow.
12-23-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,933
Posted By reconnaissance

We seem about the same age, but I grew up in...

We seem about the same age, but I grew up in rural Idaho so I have a little different perspective. Consolidating the high school brought students in from all over our county. Riding the bus was...
12-23-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 888
Posted By reconnaissance

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80mm between tubes, 60mm tire width, so a generous...
12-23-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 888
Posted By reconnaissance

Iíll grab some in line photos later today.

Iíll grab some in line photos later today.
12-23-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,576
Posted By reconnaissance

I wish you the best in your vocational endeavors....

I wish you the best in your vocational endeavors. In my 45 years of wage-earning in mostly automotive related work, eight years in aviation mechanics, my four year stint at a bike shop (while...
12-23-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 888
Posted By reconnaissance

Ha! It does look that way. Itís an optical...

Ha! It does look that way. Itís an optical illusion because youíre seeing it directly inline. From the front you would see the curve of the cable.
12-22-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 888
Posted By reconnaissance

Another Stumpjumper for the old man

I just finished a re-build of an 1997 Specialized Stumpjumper 1997. Some parts came from Australia, some from local private sellers and since the local the local Specialized dealer was out of all 26Ē...
12-22-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,470
Posted By reconnaissance

Itís not often I see the suntour triple pulley...

Itís not often I see the suntour triple pulley cage. I installed one on my Cannondale mountain bike which had 24Ē rear wheel and I was concerned about having higher clearance in the rocky and brushy...
12-21-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 817
Posted By reconnaissance

this is the way.

this is the way.
12-20-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 757
Posted By reconnaissance

Impressive. I browsed the website and agree the...

Impressive. I browsed the website and agree the build quality and thought put into the geometry choices is intelligent. I could see myself owning one.
12-18-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 817
Posted By reconnaissance

I guess I wasnít clear enough. The photos you see...

I guess I wasnít clear enough. The photos you see show it put back togetherómy way of preventing parts loss until I figure out a tool. I began my story with 1) the axle out 2) the ND bearing cap out...
12-18-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 817
Posted By reconnaissance

The end cap weíre looking at here is made of...

The end cap weíre looking at here is made of steel. I checked the wheel serial number on the Mavic site but it returns nothing so I assume it is an early type no longer in the catalog.
12-18-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 817
Posted By reconnaissance

Some are suggesting using a plastic tool with...

Some are suggesting using a plastic tool with molded plastic pins and to clarify I want to show you the plastic pins are designed to work on the opposite side, which turns very easily:
...
12-18-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 817
Posted By reconnaissance

that pin spanner is for the cap on the other...

that pin spanner is for the cap on the other side. The freehub side is torqued on.
Forum: Foo
12-18-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 934
Posted By reconnaissance

The thing I like about Elon is failure is not in...

The thing I like about Elon is failure is not in his vocabulary:
“Fuel header tank pressure was low during landing burn, causing touchdown velocity to be high and what followed was ‘rapid...
12-17-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,248
Posted By reconnaissance

My Bianchi Virata, 1993: ...

My Bianchi Virata, 1993:


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12-17-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,101
Posted By reconnaissance

Inside job.

Inside job.
12-17-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,270
Posted By reconnaissance

Why not keep it “pure” and use a piece of a spoke...

Why not keep it “pure” and use a piece of a spoke instead of a nail?
12-17-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,184
Posted By reconnaissance

You can see that the cable makes a bit of a bend...

You can see that the cable makes a bit of a bend as it exits the adjusting barrel, and is probably rubbing on the inside edge where it enters open space. This combination of flexure and friction is...
12-17-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 817
Posted By reconnaissance

Mavic Madness

The pawls on my rear hub sometimes lock up. I want to rebuild the freehub and am stuck with a proprietary nut on the cassette side. This is a Mavic Crossland hub. The axle is a two-piece threaded...
12-15-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,520
Posted By reconnaissance

At first glance it looked to me like it had depth...

At first glance it looked to me like it had depth but when I recognized that this frame has two layers of paint then the illusion was clear. The first layer is white and the second is red. Because...
12-15-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,467
Posted By reconnaissance

This also explains why you canít escape the...

This also explains why you canít escape the accusation of passing gas just by walking away.
Forum: Foo
12-15-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,599
Posted By reconnaissance

Catastrophizing is a term I learned earlier this...

Catastrophizing is a term I learned earlier this year which causes the kind of stress you describe. Physical exercise is my number one go-to for the blues and cycling is my favorite. Here are a...
12-15-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,989
Posted By reconnaissance

I donít know about budget, but the only 26Ē tires...

I donít know about budget, but the only 26Ē tires I could find are 2.3 and 2.5 and the local bike shop sage said they wouldn't fit my 97 stumpjumper but Iím going to put them on anyway.
12-15-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 924
Posted By reconnaissance

Since fat is a hydrocarbon, does burnt fat count...

Since fat is a hydrocarbon, does burnt fat count as carbon fiber?
12-15-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,610
Posted By reconnaissance

Specialized had a full line of sizes in their...

Specialized had a full line of sizes in their 1996 and 1997 catalog.
12-15-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,840
Posted By reconnaissance

If you havenít had symptoms by now then youíre...

If you havenít had symptoms by now then youíre golden. I got it in nearly the same way as you did back at the end of Septemberóclose contact with a family member whoís a nurse who was exposed at...
12-15-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 924
Posted By reconnaissance

My greatest weight savings on both mountain bikes...

My greatest weight savings on both mountain bikes and road bikes has been belly fat. Now we’re talking kilos, not grams.
12-15-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,520
Posted By reconnaissance

This passes the safety test. The quick release...

This passes the safety test. The quick release was at some point loose enough to slip and just scraped some paint. There is no gouging of metal thatíll need welding up. To the poster, slide the...
12-15-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By reconnaissance

Part of the equation is the crankset you plan to...

Part of the equation is the crankset you plan to use. I thought I might have the original one from my super le tour but it’s not in the box of take-off parts.
12-15-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,949
Posted By reconnaissance

I was looking at the top tube dent an want to...

I was looking at the top tube dent an want to share there’s a way to “soften” the contours of it with the bike stand clamp. Bearing in mind that the metal has molecular memory it sort of “wants” to...
12-13-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By reconnaissance

I have a similar issue where the threads are worn...

I have a similar issue where the threads are worn just where the locknut needs purchase on the threads and thought of doing this too. Do you recall which brazing rod you used? Iíll probably use MAPP...
12-08-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 776
Posted By reconnaissance

Keeping a post on track can be “...properly...

Keeping a post on track can be “...properly torqued at assembly...” is an attempt to eliminate the noise from the good data. It’s as close to normalized as we can get without actual experimentation....
12-07-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 776
Posted By reconnaissance

This makes the most sense to me. Put another way,...

This makes the most sense to me. Put another way, the left crank, in order to drive the chain must transfer torque through the spindle to the right bolted chainring. The right crank directly drives...
12-07-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 776
Posted By reconnaissance

Why are left side cranks more likely to loosen?

An earlier post about a chronically loose non-drive side crank got me thinking about why it was that the majority of loose cranks that came through my shop were the left side. Letís rule out tapered...
12-04-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1,959
Views: 197,419
Posted By reconnaissance

That looks to me like latex sidewall coating....

That looks to me like latex sidewall coating. This was sold in a bottle with a brush and was used to revitalize & protect sidewall fibers.
12-02-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 731
Posted By reconnaissance

°Viva la bici! I remember the boyhood summer day...

°Viva la bici! I remember the boyhood summer day I figured out I could balance on a bike. Wow, what a revelation! I rode up and down the street infatuated with the wind and speed and couldn’t get...
12-01-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 803
Posted By reconnaissance

Good thinking! But the pivots shafts are parallel...

Good thinking! But the pivots shafts are parallel all the way to the tip, as measured with my digital calipers. Meanwhile, I ordered a set of linears and can give an update once they arrive. If...
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