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08-13-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By canopus

I still don't own a specific bike bearing press....

I still don't own a specific bike bearing press. As an ex-auto 'chanic I have a lot of sockets I use for that particular need. You can flip the seals off a sealed bearing but you have to be real...
08-12-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 774
Posted By canopus

That is attractive and really looks like it was...

That is attractive and really looks like it was made by a machinist or someone who dabbled in it... a lot.
08-12-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By canopus

Yeah, the ISO 590 tire is the british standard it...

Yeah, the ISO 590 tire is the british standard it will be to tight, You definitely need the ISO 597 tire. The other option is to do what smontanaro did and lace up some SUN CR-18's in the ISO 590...
08-11-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By canopus

This is trying to adjust to the axle length....

This is trying to adjust to the axle length. Don't do this. If you didn't touch/move/loosen the drive side cones on the axle then no need to worry about the axle (as others have said, you have enough...
08-10-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 58,310
Views: 8,516,369
Posted By canopus

https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/d/huntsville-19...

https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/d/huntsville-1970-schwinn-15-paramount/7159396915.html1970 Schwinn P-15 paramount - $1200 (Huntsville)Original Campy triple...
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08-10-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 664
Posted By canopus

The cogs are an optical illusion. The cogs look a...

The cogs are an optical illusion. The cogs look a little worn to me. I would try a different freewheel and see. The KMC chain is nice but I have found a NOS Sedis works wonders if you can find one. A...
08-06-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 434
Posted By canopus

Pinch flats or "Snakebites" are just a tube that...

Pinch flats or "Snakebites" are just a tube that got pinched between the rim and tire and are usually the result of low air pressure combined with a jolt to the wheel from hitting a curb, bump or...
08-05-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 502
Posted By canopus

You connect the master link through the chain...

You connect the master link through the chain like normal making sure it is pushed through the chain completely. Hold the outer plate against the master link, usually aligning one hole with a pin on...
08-02-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,103
Posted By canopus

Yeah, where I live, if I get hit, I just wear a...

Yeah, where I live, if I get hit, I just wear a construction vest so they can find the body in the weeds. Besides, if you get hit, chances are real good you aren't gonna be able to find or crawl or...
08-02-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,103
Posted By canopus

Hmmm. When were bikes created? Cell phones? ...

Hmmm. When were bikes created? Cell phones? What's the question again?
08-02-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By canopus

Looks like a 34 large cog in the rear... and a 7s...

Looks like a 34 large cog in the rear... and a 7s freewheel. Is it a 34t cog? Is it friction or indexed? It looks like the derailleur can't handle the cog. Looks like the wheel is shoved all the...
08-02-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 647
Posted By canopus

I just converted my '81 Trek 710 to VO touring...

I just converted my '81 Trek 710 to VO touring bars (think Raleigh 3 speed). But it is old and has downtime shifters. I do have some flat bar 10s Veloce brake/shifters I am going to try on my '84...
08-02-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By canopus

Pictures would help. How is the chain length? ...

Pictures would help. How is the chain length? Do you think these are the original parts or were they maybe changed out during its life? Is it a cassette or a freewheel? Maybe a larger rear tooth...
08-02-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 677
Posted By canopus

No reason you can't do it as long as the...

No reason you can't do it as long as the chainring bolts still fit through both chainrings, the washer and the spider to keep them aligned concentrically to the spider. But if you do have issues you...
07-31-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 906
Posted By canopus

RGMN is correct. The few custom frames we would...

RGMN is correct. The few custom frames we would get were prepped for building the frame, not for the headset. Paint, chrome, burrs or braze would sometime be in the tube so we would ream and face...
07-30-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 985
Posted By canopus

Handbuilt coaster brake... not sure it's worth it...

Handbuilt coaster brake... not sure it's worth it if you want 700c size. Though probably the only way to get it in a 26" size. Schwinn 26x1 3/8" (ISO 597) is severely tire limited. British 26x1 3/8"...
07-26-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,106
Posted By canopus

So I thought this thing was dead but apparently...

So I thought this thing was dead but apparently everyone just wants to argue with whoever disagrees with them. That is fine, that's what makes this country great, the disagreement part. But let us...
07-25-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 887
Posted By canopus

My Company's Main Office is out on Long Island. ...

My Company's Main Office is out on Long Island. Seems like that is just a whole lot of busy people in cars that won't notice you when they run over you.
First and foremost I would say Visibility. ...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,040
Posted By canopus

I can think of one situation I have right now......

I can think of one situation I have right now... The M1 with the 2 to 4 point mount, I wouldn't have to use the brake bridge mount. I have a frame right now I would like a lower rack on but I can't...
07-14-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By canopus

A thin film of grease or oil usually takes care...

A thin film of grease or oil usually takes care of creaks and such... Now, I am sure someone will come along a say that that stuff on carbon will eat away at whatever and cause your seat to...
07-12-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 694
Posted By canopus

There are two items that really affect brake...

There are two items that really affect brake squeal.

1) Check the pivot bolt(s) for play and make sure there is none. I usually adjust the pivot with the springs out so I can get a good idea of...
07-10-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6,540
Views: 588,825
Posted By canopus

Lots of stuff today.... 10s Veloce cassettes,...

Lots of stuff today....
10s Veloce cassettes, 13-29
Tektro R559 brakes for my 650b conversion trial. Not sure I like them over a decent setup of LS2.8 schwinn brakes but I'll try them.
Snagged a...
07-09-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,224
Posted By canopus

I am respectful all the way up to the point where...

I am respectful all the way up to the point where someone else becomes disrespectful. i offered what i thought was a valid solution to the opís problem. you donít have to agree with it and you can...
07-09-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,106
Posted By canopus

IMHO, The idea that we can distance and trace our...

IMHO, The idea that we can distance and trace our way out is a pipe dream. The media that plays it like you will die if you catch it is fear mongering you to an early grave for political motives. ...
07-09-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 475
Posted By canopus

My first Huffy Thunder Road had the forks on...

My first Huffy Thunder Road had the forks on backwards. Being that young I didn't know any better. My friends and I discussed it when I kept complaining about wrecking on every jump I did. Finally I...
07-08-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 58,310
Views: 8,516,369
Posted By canopus

I love this color. Maybe not the tape... ...

I love this color. Maybe not the tape...
Cannondale SR 500 Complete Road Bike 22.5” Great - $200 (Houston) ...
07-08-20, 01:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 460
Posted By canopus

I love my Mavic A719’s. put a good 130 cassette...

I love my Mavic A719’s. put a good 130 cassette hub in the rear, (Phil, Velo Orange) and a front dyno hub and you have wheels for a lifetime.
07-06-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,698
Posted By canopus

Don't watch the news. They are full of ****...

Don't watch the news. They are full of **** anyways. Its ok to protest but not ok to shop... Masks will protect you... Social distancing will protect you... 6ft will protect you... China only had...
07-06-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 656
Posted By canopus

Tell us about your covid illness...

So after reading a few threads here I am sickened by all the armchair crap being spilled onto the pages. I have only seen one or two threads about having actual covid so I decided to start one after...
07-02-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By canopus

Is it the helicomatic hub you have? Don't...

Is it the helicomatic hub you have?

Don't assume you will have problems. Just be aware you could have these issues.
You don't need to cold set these frames for 130 hubs. If you want to be a...
07-01-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 601
Posted By canopus

The question really boils down to what you want....

The question really boils down to what you want. What are you replacing and why? Old parts work as well as new parts. Google is your friend... sometimes.
06-21-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By canopus

Question is what do you want to do with it? Do...

Question is what do you want to do with it? Do you want Brifters? Or do you like downtube shifting? If you change it, what kind of riding are you going to be doing with it?
I have a couple of 720's...
06-18-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,334
Posted By canopus

Cannondale's dropouts were usually setup to...

Cannondale's dropouts were usually setup to 127.5mm width. That is why those of us who have them run 130mm hubs just fine with a little spread upon insertion. I run 10s Campy in both my 1984 ST and...
06-18-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By canopus

Mine is 1.780" or a smidge over 1 & 3/4" It...

Mine is 1.780" or a smidge over 1 & 3/4"
It should fit on yours and if not, they make cotton tape that takes up all sorts of space..
06-17-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By canopus

It is typically not the rim although some rims...

It is typically not the rim although some rims seat a tire better than others ( and in extreme cases someone tensioned the wheel so much the rim shrank). It is usually because the tire is stretched...
06-12-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,766
Posted By canopus

Is it metal or carbon fiber? Since I don't own...

Is it metal or carbon fiber? Since I don't own any 'fiber I have never used a torque wrench on a bicycle...And the old Campy tool kit didn't come with one either. New composite bikes now are a...
06-07-20, 12:17 AM
Replies: 6,540
Views: 588,825
Posted By canopus

Velo-Orange Milan & Tourist bars and brake...

Velo-Orange Milan & Tourist bars and brake levers.
06-02-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,597
Posted By canopus

I run Shimano and Campy 10S indexed shifting on...

I run Shimano and Campy 10S indexed shifting on mine. I grabbed a bunch of Campy 10S bar end shifters off ebay many moons ago and pull them apart and use them on the down tubes, I have some Shimano...
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