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04-11-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 143
Posted By Steelman54

How can the chain make a noise on the left side?...

How can the chain make a noise on the left side? Sounds like a pedal or some other issue, crank arm not hitting anything or other unusual issue.
04-09-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By Steelman54

Can't tell if the crown race is shot or needs to...

Can't tell if the crown race is shot or needs to be cleaned better, it could be dried grease on it, can't really tell. I would clean thoroughly and assess again.
04-09-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 182
Posted By Steelman54

Agree with Andrew and really like MrRabbits way...

Agree with Andrew and really like MrRabbits way of doing that, seems quick and simple. The "aero" portion of the rim does not affect spoke length.
03-22-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,135
Posted By Steelman54

Some people have more time on their hands than...

Some people have more time on their hands than others.

And, yep there are internet trolls out there.

There is this weird dude on one of the Mazda forums I visit as I maintain my daughters car...
03-22-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By Steelman54

A vibration to me implies a somewhat continuous...

A vibration to me implies a somewhat continuous noise, which doesn't necessarily sound like a spoke or spokes issue. But like others have stated, I would squeeze pairs of spokes to look for...
03-05-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 849
Posted By Steelman54

INHO a waste of money. Putting ceramic ball...

INHO a waste of money. Putting ceramic ball bearings in your bottom bracket will not make you faster or a better rider nor will your races last longer, especially if you never service the BB. I...
03-04-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 970
Posted By Steelman54

Is it me, but one photo seems to show the front...

Is it me, but one photo seems to show the front wheel with a presta valve and another with a Schraeder valve? If so, makes me suspicious combined with seller won't shoot a phone pic of head tube...
02-22-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By Steelman54

OK, so it is a flat spot, right. Daverup's...

OK, so it is a flat spot, right. Daverup's suggestion seems good to me.

Yes, Aluminum does not have the ductility of steel, so you can move it only a bit before it cracks. Keep in mind, you...
02-22-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,273
Posted By Steelman54

GlennR said, But since my cholesterol was at 205...

GlennR said, But since my cholesterol was at 205 I should get a coronary calcium test. My score was "4", he said it's not zero and said I should take medication. I told him thanks but no thanks.

I...
02-21-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,273
Posted By Steelman54

No surprise, input all over the place. I say...

No surprise, input all over the place. I say keep riding, don't kill yourself trying to go fast, but get a good ride and decent workout. No cardiologist will recommend you over do it, if you died...
02-21-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,558
Posted By Steelman54

The Brandt book works, so no issue there. I...

The Brandt book works, so no issue there. I agree with others here, the spokes are most likely too long as the published ERD is probably a mm or 2 too large. I recently did a pair of Mavic open...
02-21-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By Steelman54

Is the hop at the joint or elsewhere. If at the...

Is the hop at the joint or elsewhere. If at the joint, there may not be much you can do, although 3 or 4 mm seems like a lot to be out. Also, you suggest pulling on rim to get the hop out, is the...
02-18-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By Steelman54

What do you actually need in terms of parts?

What do you actually need in terms of parts?
01-31-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 918
Posted By Steelman54

Might try Franklin Frame, he does this kind of...

Might try Franklin Frame, he does this kind of stuff, also knows a chrome plater. You will have to pay appropriately, but he does really good work.
01-13-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,154
Posted By Steelman54

Cool bike, I love my Allegro.

Cool bike, I love my Allegro.
12-28-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By Steelman54

Alsphil, thanks for the info on your set up.

Alsphil, thanks for the info on your set up.
12-28-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,134
Posted By Steelman54

Again, just my thoughts here, but I think its big...

Again, just my thoughts here, but I think its big pharma that keeps pushing the lower numbers. I told my doctor i would live to the numbers before the last revision or so. He said fine. In our...
12-27-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By Steelman54

Yeah, I know, Although I never get there because...

Yeah, I know, Although I never get there because if i get to the 2nd lowest cog usually something starts to rub or make me aware all isn't perfect. We all know you don't get 10 cogs for each...
12-26-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By Steelman54

Good tips, already set up a search on eBay for a...

Good tips, already set up a search on eBay for a medium cage derailleur just in case.
12-26-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By Steelman54

Guys, great tips, sounds like the current...

Guys, great tips, sounds like the current derailleur may work with careful sizing of the chain. I never go big big or small small when riding. Thinking I'll look for a cassette and get a chain and...
12-26-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By Steelman54

Change to Cassette with Lower Gear - Campagnolo

OK, I've got a Campag Centaur 10 speed setup with a 25 -12 and a 34 - 48. This combo works well even though the chain wrap comes to 28 and my short cage derailleur is good to 27 per Branford Bike.
...
12-22-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 498
Posted By Steelman54

FWIW, wall art, in shop, not dining room. ...

FWIW, wall art, in shop, not dining room. Drilled holes are not evenly spaced, I would not use them on a bike.
12-17-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,134
Posted By Steelman54

My couple of cents worth here for whatever it is...

My couple of cents worth here for whatever it is worth as I am not a doctor is to keep riding, even the trainer in the basement/garage helps the BP. Mine BP has gone way down since I can ride more...
12-17-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,460
Posted By Steelman54

Very nice, would love to see this built up.

Very nice, would love to see this built up.
Replies: 8
Views: 1,107
Posted By Steelman54

Phil can rebuild them if need be and convert the...

Phil can rebuild them if need be and convert the 120 mm to 126 mm, for a fee of course.
11-22-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By Steelman54

Yeah, they used 6000 series aluminum alloy,...

Yeah, they used 6000 series aluminum alloy, guessing 6061. These are relatively low strength aluminum alloys, but have good ductility and weldability. Yes, after all welding/straightening, they...
11-19-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By Steelman54

Look up stack height of headset that came with...

Look up stack height of headset that came with bike and get new headset with that stack height. Note Vintage Cyclists comment about fork crown race diameter.
11-16-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By Steelman54

I think Iride01 has an excellent point, maybe go...

I think Iride01 has an excellent point, maybe go with the Michel bottom bracket, its like 30 bucks.
11-16-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By Steelman54

Something is wrong here, are you sure the Tange...

Something is wrong here, are you sure the Tange 107 is the same as the Miche recommended 107? If shorter this could happen. Both crank and bottom bracket should be JIS. So, either it is too short...
11-12-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,791
Posted By Steelman54

45 to 65 F is a big temperature range. I also...

45 to 65 F is a big temperature range. I also seem to feel the cold more

65 F - short sleeve jersey with maybe arm warmers and shorts
55 F - base layer and good thermal long sleeve jersey,...
11-12-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By Steelman54

I was at Franklin Frame a few months back with a...

I was at Franklin Frame a few months back with a friend who had a Gitane painted. Jack is a man of few words and a bit slow to respond, but he does great work, probably need to be patient as he is...
11-11-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By Steelman54

I missed the UST part, different animal, but...

I missed the UST part, different animal, but still stand by the tools I mentioned for todays clincher tires.
11-11-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By Steelman54

It is the tires, I believe. Get the Pedro's tire...

It is the tires, I believe. Get the Pedro's tire levers and Kool Stop tire bead jack and your problems with tires should be over.
11-10-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 646
Posted By Steelman54

Agree with others, inner tube seam hole is...

Agree with others, inner tube seam hole is usually spoke related. I always use the Velox tape, note it comes in different widths.
11-09-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By Steelman54

Either way, really sweet bikes.

Either way, really sweet bikes.
11-07-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By Steelman54

Don't know how tall you are, but I agree with...

Don't know how tall you are, but I agree with Repechage and Road Fan.

Looking at your handlebars, I see a the fork tube extends way above the top of the headset. To me, this suggests a frameset...
11-06-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 938
Posted By Steelman54

This is a carbon frameset with metal dropouts. I...

This is a carbon frameset with metal dropouts. I guess the dropouts are bonded to the stay, so the question is how much metal is there? The real question is , why would you want to drill 2 holes in...
11-05-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By Steelman54

I've considered some nice framesets I've seen on...

I've considered some nice framesets I've seen on that auction site from Italy. Is that who you dealt with or is there another way. I've considered the risk high which is why i have not pulled the...
10-29-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By Steelman54

I've got a Sachs New Success, but on a 6 speed...

I've got a Sachs New Success, but on a 6 speed set up. Does this have enough movement to cover a 130 mm wide wheelset which would be 9 speed? My guess is it might be marginal at best, not really...
10-21-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By Steelman54

I got Sapim's Race (14/15/14 double butted) from...

I got Sapim's Race (14/15/14 double butted) from the BikeHubStore, he's got them, fair price.

https://www.bikehubstore.com/Sapim-Race-Spoke-Silver-p/race-sil.htm
09-24-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By Steelman54

I don't live in Ireland, but would like to visit...

I don't live in Ireland, but would like to visit someday. Anyhow curiosity and 30 seconds with Google found this.

Restoration (http://www.highnelly.ie/restoration.html)
09-22-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,539
Posted By Steelman54

Put the fork in a freezer for a couple of hours. ...

Put the fork in a freezer for a couple of hours. Is your PVC pipe square at the race end, I've installed numerous races this way. I recently installed a Velo Orange sealed bearing headset for a...
08-21-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 446
Posted By Steelman54

Don't have a thread gauge, but Lowe's carries a...

Don't have a thread gauge, but Lowe's carries a great assortment of bolts down to small sizes in the drawers and metric which of course the Campy is. I'd go over there and see what fits. Another...
08-19-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,141
Posted By Steelman54

LiamCricket, I would do it. I would get...

LiamCricket,

I would do it. I would get frameset refinished, have frame guy spread rear spacing t to 130 mm and put on a Campagnolo 10, 11 or 12 speed groupset. Frame guy could also add on braze...
08-19-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By Steelman54

I agree with above and had exactly this on a bike...

I agree with above and had exactly this on a bike I purchased (used of course). Whoever installed the crown piece for the sealed bearing turned it into a wave washer. The headset was tightened...
08-18-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By Steelman54

Wow, what do you mean by explode? Hubs, if...

Wow, what do you mean by explode? Hubs, if traditional cup and cone should be serviced periodically depending on mileage/riding conditions, etc. Many how to do its on the internet and in bicycle...
08-14-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By Steelman54

You can be sure the ERD may not be exactly as...

You can be sure the ERD may not be exactly as quoted by anyone, best to measure if possible.

Otherwise, don't be disappointed if you find you have spokes a bit too long or short. I just built a...
08-03-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By Steelman54

Wow, I'd consider a different mechanic if unable...

Wow, I'd consider a different mechanic if unable to work on it myself.
08-01-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By Steelman54

If I understand the issue here, you have spokes...

If I understand the issue here, you have spokes from left side of hub mating to spoke holes on the opposite side of the rim. This means you have a rim with offset spoke holes. Generally, per...
07-31-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,211
Posted By Steelman54

Interesting the Ciocc sold you a frame direct...

Interesting the Ciocc sold you a frame direct from Italy, would have expected they would send you to a distributor in US. But, there is a pandemic on and they need to make Euro's, so all bets off.
...
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