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09-10-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By Sjtaylor

38t chainring for a Apex 1 crank

i just purchased a new gravel bike with a Sram Apex 1 1x11 drive train. The chainring is a 40 tooth, 4 bolt, 110 bcd. I want a 38t but Sram doesnít offer anything less than 40t. I see Wolf Tooth...
08-20-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3,090
Views: 2,621,358
Posted By Sjtaylor

Gravel Frankenbike

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08-19-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By Sjtaylor

The derailleur advice porfavor thread was good...

The derailleur advice porfavor thread was good info but my idea is to move the axle to the rear of the drop outs as in my photo. This idea might be crazy but when I see 40c tires mounted in the frame...
08-19-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By Sjtaylor

The frame is a 1978 PX10LE that had been stripped...

The frame is a 1978 PX10LE that had been stripped of the original components and replaced with Suntour and Shimano components. The rd was a SuntourV-GT mounted through the clearance hole but no place...
08-19-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By Sjtaylor

Rear Derailleur Mount Relocation

I have a vintage bike frame with horizontal dropouts. The existing rd mount hole has no threads and no tension screw stop tab. The outside of the hanger had been ground in such a way that the tension...
08-15-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By Sjtaylor

Someone here after posting a photo of the Mafac...

Someone here after posting a photo of the Mafac brake commented that the straddle cables were unavailable, unless I misunderstood. I’d also need to replace the split and weathered hoods. I’m not sure...
08-14-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By Sjtaylor

Frankenbike Update

I posted recently about a 1978 Peugeot PX10LE that I just acquired. The frame and fork are as built except for maybe some minor modifications to the RD hanger. The only other components that are 1978...
08-12-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By Sjtaylor

Doesnít look so good

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Photo as requested.
08-12-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By Sjtaylor

Once I rebuild one I want to keep it. I ride...

Once I rebuild one I want to keep it.

I ride Lemond Buenos Aires. I grabbed the Peugeot thinking the frame might be worth having.
08-12-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By Sjtaylor

Frankenbike?

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08-12-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By Sjtaylor

Thanks For the thoughtful responses. My claw...

Thanks For the thoughtful responses. My claw looks like the one posted except the derailleur mounting hole is a through hole not a threaded hole. There is a nut that locates in that hole and accepts...
08-11-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By Sjtaylor

Relocating the Dropout Claw?

Iím working on a Peugeot UO10 with a dropout claw. What would happen if I relocated the claw to the rear to expose the entire length of the axle slot? Iíd re secure the claw with a couple of...
08-10-19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By Sjtaylor

I had already done the bit of sanding to make a...

I had already done the bit of sanding to make a quill stem adaptor fit the French steer tube ID. It didn’t take much. I might have access to a PX-10LE that has bar end shifters. I wonder if that...
08-10-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By Sjtaylor

Peugeot UO-10 Gravel Bike?

I was recently gifted a 1978 Peugeot UO-10, 25Ē frame with 27Ē wheels and a long wheel base, 43-1/4Ē. Not too much going for it but itís my size. Iím 6í3Ē. So far Iíve avoided wrenching on it after...
08-05-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By Sjtaylor

It is brake cable housing. I tried to fill up the...

It is brake cable housing. I tried to fill up the recessed area with something that would stay in. I haven’t tried the plastic housing end mentioned here. With the wire tie housing hack I could...
08-05-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By Sjtaylor

I did go to the lbs and we tried what he had.

I did go to the lbs and we tried what he had.
08-05-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By Sjtaylor

Any ideas for this?

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Iím fitting my 1985 Trek 670 with a triple and 28c...
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By Sjtaylor

Oop!! I should have read the guidelines before I...

Oop!! I should have read the guidelines before I posted this. Is there a way to delete this post.

Thanks.
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By Sjtaylor

If I were to sell my pink 1985 Trek 770

I have a 1985 hot pink Trek 770 size 60cm I think I want to sell. The previous owner had changed out some of the components. I took the mismatched components for another build and replaced them with...
07-21-19, 12:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By Sjtaylor

1985 Treks, 670 and 770

During the last few weeks I just acquired these two bikes. I posted photos of them in separate threads. I now have a dilemma and looking for thoughts from others.

The pink Trek 770 measures 23...
07-20-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,108
Posted By Sjtaylor

Rim Electrical Tape

A while back for a now unknown reason I used electrical tape for rim tape on a road bike wheel. Just after a recent ride that wheel got a flat. Those in the know can guess what happened. The tape...
07-18-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By Sjtaylor

Thanks. I mentioned in an earlier post that the...

Thanks. I mentioned in an earlier post that the little dropout axle insertion limiting screws were screwed way in. I think I can pull the wheel to the rear 3/8” if I back out those screws. I may play...
07-18-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By Sjtaylor

Tire clearance on 1985 Trek 770

Iím experimenting with what tire size will fit on my Trek 770. I think it was probably sold with 23c tires. I just installed a Bontrager AW2 700 x 28c tire on the rear. I couldnít fit the wheel by...
07-18-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By Sjtaylor

Here’s what I’m thinking...with the triple the...

Here’s what I’m thinking...with the triple the chain alignment would better although the short distance I’d gain may be insignificant in that regard. The most important fix would be more room for a...
07-17-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By Sjtaylor

Dropout axle insertion limiting screws

Iím getting to know my 1985 Trek 770 frame. I notice that those little screws are screwed in pretty far limiting the rear axle from being inserted deep into the dropouts. The chainstay length is...
07-17-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By Sjtaylor

Thanks. i’ll probably visit the LBS tomorrow...

Thanks.

i’ll probably visit the LBS tomorrow and we’ll resolve this together. He warned me about tight fitting tires and I don’t need a tire like the ones I just purchased. I think the beads are...
07-17-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By Sjtaylor

Need advice on tires

I had Michelin Speedium 23c on Mavic MA 40 rims. I wanted to fill up space with more tire for a more supple ride so I bought Continental Grand Prix 4-Season 25c. I had a very difficult time getting...
07-17-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,210
Posted By Sjtaylor

SN 146947 Bought it from a LBS that is...

SN 146947

Bought it from a LBS that is closing soon. It was in the front window labeled Not For Sale and I’d been checking it out for the last several months. I’m tall and the frame fits me so no...
07-17-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,210
Posted By Sjtaylor

Pink Trek

Just purchased this and went straight to the nearest quiet place to see what I got.

Took a few photos. I know a lot is not original but I like it. I took the toe straps off and aired the tires for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By Sjtaylor

I was a roadie back in the 70s with long rides...

I was a roadie back in the 70s with long rides and several double centuries. I rode a Nishiki frame. It’s forty years later and forty pounds heavier trying to get back in wherever I fit. My fitness...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By Sjtaylor

There seems to be some clearance and I have 25s...

There seems to be some clearance and I have 25s on another bike that look like they would easily fit. In addition to frame clearance I’m concerned with how wide a tire can the narrow rims handle. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By Sjtaylor

What size tires?

I recently purchased a 2003 Leland Buenos Aries. It has Bontrager Select wheels, the stock ones I think. It has 700c-23 tires. Iím focusing on fitness and making miles rather than racing and I plan...
07-05-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 796
Posted By Sjtaylor

KMC. The LBS guy mentioned he didn’t recognize...

KMC. The LBS guy mentioned he didn’t recognize the chain when he measured it for the link. I may sand the links so I can get things back together and buy a new chain to finish up. Thanks.
07-05-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 796
Posted By Sjtaylor

I went to the LBS and we used the chain and...

I went to the LBS and we used the chain and measured it to get the correct missing link but we didn’t check further. The mechanic mentioned the unfamiliar look of the chain when he measured it. I’ll...
07-05-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 796
Posted By Sjtaylor

Chain reconnect help

i broke the chain on a Peugeot UO10 to replace a failed FD and to clean the RD. I bought a missing link to reconnect it. The link measures that it will fit the chain width. The chain plates are too...
07-04-19, 11:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 361
Posted By Sjtaylor

Two Peugeots

I was gifted two Peugeot bicycles within a few days of each other. From the badges and catalog listings both seem to match up well. One is a 1982 PBN-10 and the other is a 1977 UO-10. Both are 25Ē...
Replies: 6
Views: 635
Posted By Sjtaylor

Lemond Buenos Aires

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06-21-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 806
Posted By Sjtaylor

I think you got it right. Thanks. I checked out...

I think you got it right. Thanks. I checked out the catalog site you shared.

With its gearing it won’t get ridden where I live. The bike is in beautiful shape from being displayed in someone’s...
06-20-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 806
Posted By Sjtaylor

Trek Series 600

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Forum: Touring
06-08-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,391
Posted By Sjtaylor

Twisty Shifters On Touring (Butterfly) Bars

My touring bike has twisty shifters on a butterfly bar. Iíve been having issues with hand discomfort and numbing and the butterfly bar seems to help significantly. The twisty shifters seem to work...
Forum: Touring
06-01-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,661
Posted By Sjtaylor

I regeared my touring bike tonight. Put an 11/34...

I regeared my touring bike tonight. Put an 11/34 in back and 42/32/22 in front. I discovered the Topeka water bottle cage was interfering with the FD travel. I shortened the chain like the Park Tool...
Forum: Touring
05-31-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,661
Posted By Sjtaylor

I think the 34 technically puts the gearset...

I think the 34 technically puts the gearset outside the range of my rear derailleur so I may have to keep the 11/32. Since the 22/44 is the same tooth difference as the 26/48 I guess the derailleur...
Forum: Touring
05-31-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,661
Posted By Sjtaylor

Touring Bike Gearing Change

Iím still learning this stuff so bear with me. I have a touring bike and Iím preparing for my first several day tour with some hills. From my reading and training rides I think I need 18-100 GI range...
Forum: Touring
05-19-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 371
Posted By Sjtaylor

Need Bike Selection Advice

Weíre talking about an Oregon Coast bike tour. Iím 6í3, 225lbs and just getting back into it after 30 years of not riding. I have two bikes Iím considering for this trip.

One is a Novara Safari XL...
04-17-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By Sjtaylor

My assessment of the Bianchi road bike I’ve been...

My assessment of the Bianchi road bike I’ve been posting about has changed after talking with the bike shop that originally sold the bike and after realizing I mistakenly thought the bike had a nine...
04-13-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By Sjtaylor

Thanks. After what you’ve written I’m thinking...

Thanks. After what you’ve written I’m thinking the Bianchi owner may have had a double, was having trouble in our hills and was in the process of converting to a triple. I’m enjoying this little...
04-13-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By Sjtaylor

I didn’t take the bottom bracket apart. The bike...

I didn’t take the bottom bracket apart. The bike shop owner didn’t have he tools and told me he wouldn’t touch the bottom bracket. It felt too nice. I’m friends with another bike shop guy who I’ve...
04-12-19, 11:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By Sjtaylor

I didn’t check if the indexing was correct before...

I didn’t check if the indexing was correct before I disassembled the bike and didn’t notice the mismatch until reassembly. I’m quite new at this stuff.

Not sure how to proceed from here. If the...
04-12-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By Sjtaylor

Bianchi/Campy help

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Replies: 7
Views: 983
Posted By Sjtaylor

Everything on this bike including the cable...

Everything on this bike including the cable housings are labeled Campy or Bianchi so the front derailleur looks out of place. I can’t post photos yet because I’m too new. I’m going to the nearest...
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