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04-15-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 690
Posted By easyupbug

^^^ My PCP says arthritis typically starts in the...

^^^ My PCP says arthritis typically starts in the thumbs and for the past 10 years has made me very sensitive to this issue and I strongly agree with the above and disagree with the OP.
04-04-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 579
Posted By easyupbug

I dislike commenting on these frame issue posts...

I dislike commenting on these frame issue posts as I am out of sync. If it is an important frame to you get it done by someone with a frame table, hopefully so you done't have to ship.
03-29-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 410
Posted By easyupbug

Prices have really gone up, with penetrant and...

Prices have really gone up, with penetrant and developer which you have to have your in it for $30. You do not need a cleaner for your hub just be sure it is spotless with a hydrocarbon cleaner. In...
03-29-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 410
Posted By easyupbug

At a bare minimum I would spend $10 on a spray...

At a bare minimum I would spend $10 on a spray can of dye penetrant to see if you have surface cracking, an aluminum crack can progress very quickly and it that location be very serious.
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By easyupbug

I don't facebook but if the posting is all true...

I don't facebook but if the posting is all true that is no doubt in my mind going to be a significant up grade for you. I have two Ti frames, one a Litespeed Firenze and the rides are very nice. My...
03-24-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By easyupbug

Yes, and if difficult the left handed drill bit...

Yes, and if difficult the left handed drill bit help as well.
03-23-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By easyupbug

Got a set of Record, I used on a Shimano 8 speed...

Got a set of Record, I used on a Shimano 8 speed for a while that I don't need..
03-23-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By easyupbug

Sure looks the dark silver of TI rather than...

Sure looks the dark silver of TI rather than light silver of Al and looks to have the harder surface of Ti with far fewer signs of use (scratches, rubs, etc.) than an Al frame as well as the typical...
03-23-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By easyupbug

I have a 8 to 10 bike rotation and own 18 C&V...

I have a 8 to 10 bike rotation and own 18 C&V bikes and 3 for the kids when they visit. I have tried but can not keep milage logs. I do have a now ingrained routine with the bike in the stand...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,513
Posted By easyupbug

Being rid of Sidi and even Shimano buckles looks...

Being rid of Sidi and even Shimano buckles looks very attractive.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,513
Posted By easyupbug

Best cleat 4 walking - not SPD - For walking,...

Best cleat 4 walking - not SPD - For walking, not SPD, Crankbrothers. But watch out for the fashion police.
03-18-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 771
Posted By easyupbug

The above cautions are unsurprising but to answer...

The above cautions are unsurprising but to answer your direct question there is also uncertainty. I did vendor evaluations in the PRC for several years. What you posted is most likely one of three...
03-16-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By easyupbug

Not long ago I stopped to help two ladies on the...

Not long ago I stopped to help two ladies on the side of the road who were trying to replace rear wheel on a lovely Pinarello Prince after installing a new tube. They were struggling with the RD as...
03-16-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By easyupbug

Looks like a garage storage so perfect if no...

Looks like a garage storage so perfect if no direct sunlight hits the tires as UV over time structurally damages, wide temperature swings can also damage (rubber weirdly expands in cold) and biggest...
03-15-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By easyupbug

27.2mm, the frame is 753R.

27.2mm, the frame is 753R.
03-15-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By easyupbug

I picked the Imron metallic and truned it over to...

I picked the Imron metallic and truned it over to Andy.
03-15-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By easyupbug

For Merziac - Colin Laing Reynolds 753

Took a few phone snaps on today's ride. One of my more interesting bike rescues. Bought for the 8 speed DA groupset stuffed in a 126mm frame that was unridable. Groupset is as you see it other than...
03-15-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,146
Posted By easyupbug

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1087/5fbe78f5_1bba_4bdf_ada7_38ad1da5270a_1_201_a_0ad5482246647ff8fc3cca34f8dab520b7a72219.jpeg
Right sized my shop.
03-15-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,099
Posted By easyupbug

My riding is somedays the least painful part of...

My riding is somedays the least painful part of the day for my back. Being banged up in my youth and now having classic osteoarthritis for my age (70s) has me down to 20 mile rides every other day. ...
03-14-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 533
Posted By easyupbug

Very wise words not universally appreciated. ...

Very wise words not universally appreciated. Risk is likelihood times consequence; in this and many other cases while some would view the risk acceptably low, being a fork the consequence of failure...
03-13-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 964
Posted By easyupbug

↑ ↑ ↑ I am no pro like these gents but do like...

↑ ↑ ↑ I am no pro like these gents but do like nice tools. That said $100++ seems excessive when $10 for a chunk of 3/4" square bar from Home Depot, a 10mm bolt with greased washers and a couple...
03-08-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 20,370
Posted By easyupbug

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1258/5edc6650_4f9f_4431_a95e_0416a38cb525_1_201_a_d9e2dd24dafea9d7c7730280e20c3b42cf9eeb08.jpeg
Colin Laing
03-08-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,029
Posted By easyupbug

I was stationed near Fairbanks AK in 1969 and...

I was stationed near Fairbanks AK in 1969 and remember as a GI using TCE to clean my Hodaka Super Rat chain and dumping the goop out back of the shop. Then I got stationed in Tucson, AZ and learned...
03-08-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,527
Posted By easyupbug

After many years all my saddles, including Brooks...

After many years all my saddles, including Brooks & Selle Anatomica, get set up with an incliometer to 2º to 3.5º nose up, your sweet spot will likely vary.
03-07-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 689
Posted By easyupbug

Campagnolo pawl in 2018 and a brand new Tommasini...

Campagnolo pawl in 2018 and a brand new Tommasini fork decal in 2010, they must be somewhere.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,436
Posted By easyupbug

Wow, tire rotation. 70 years in Southern AZ has...

Wow, tire rotation. 70 years in Southern AZ has taught and reinforced many times (everything has thorns/spines) that even I can bring a blown rear tire to a safe stop. Loosing steering control with a...
03-02-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By easyupbug

The only powdered bike I have kept is a '93 Allez...

The only powdered bike I have kept is a '93 Allez Pro in bright yellow powder with a clear coat of powder over that for extra pop. Built up as any other frame and while not ham fisted (have been at...
03-02-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By easyupbug

The number boss looks to be bent back near the...

The number boss looks to be bent back near the center line of the hole to the NDS.
03-01-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 615
Posted By easyupbug

Non starter for me. I love my bike's wheels, and...

Non starter for me. I love my bike's wheels, and wheel building and repair to me is something like a Zen experience, a structured practice through which I realize great joy in the doing and the...
02-25-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,850
Posted By easyupbug

If carbon assembly paste won't hold I have never...

If carbon assembly paste won't hold I have never had a little valve grinding compound fail.
02-24-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By easyupbug

Aluminum frames with dents can last a life time...

Aluminum frames with dents can last a life time or fail catastrophically. That dent in your down tube should be looked at by a Trek dealer as it is hard to assess with photos. It appears to be a...
02-19-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By easyupbug

Have you reviewed this in detail:...

Have you reviewed this in detail: https://www.campagnolo.com/media/files/035_40_Technical%20manual%20-%20Ultra%20Torque%20Power%20Torque%20bottom%20bracket%20cup%20-%20Campagnolo__Rev02_06_16.pdf
02-19-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By easyupbug

Perhaps not as important as with a road frame but...

Perhaps not as important as with a road frame but if you have any framebuilders left up in the valley you might see what they would charge. I fought with what I though was only a fork issue with a...
02-16-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 774
Posted By easyupbug

Bicycle Research makes a special tool for a bent...

Bicycle Research makes a special tool for a bent chainring but I have used an adjustable wrench or a large screwdriver to pry it over straight.
Good luck fining a new one if needed.
02-14-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 561
Posted By easyupbug

If lugged make sure they know how to handle as if...

If lugged make sure they know how to handle as if they are patio furniture specialists you can loose sharp lugs.
02-12-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,783
Posted By easyupbug

I amazed at the percentage of frames I see on the...

I amazed at the percentage of frames I see on the inside of the NDS chain stay with wheel rub marks. I taught my daughters that we only use enclosed cam skewers similar to Tullio's original design...
02-11-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,146
Posted By easyupbug

While absolutely true, if you are running a...

While absolutely true, if you are running a multi-speed group bad things can happen even dropping from 11 to 10 but certainly with a greater spread. Jammed chains between crank rings, ramps not...
02-08-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 627
Posted By easyupbug

More like 0.005 watts.

More like 0.005 watts.
02-07-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By easyupbug

Gorgeous.

Gorgeous.
02-07-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,000
Posted By easyupbug

I have arthritis in my knees and a torn meniscus...

I have arthritis in my knees and a torn meniscus knee injury in my youth before they got good at my type tear. In my 70s without issues I use pedals/cleats with ideally 6º of float, minimum tension...
02-06-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,223
Posted By easyupbug

The kinetic (sliding) friction coefficient for...

The kinetic (sliding) friction coefficient for dry or lubed copper and your cable is high just like for the a steel or aluminum frame and your cable, the plastic liner sleeve is very helpful.
02-05-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 539
Posted By easyupbug

I agree with the above but can site one...

I agree with the above but can site one exception. Years ago I bought the inventory of a neighborhood shade tree mechanic, it included box full of maybe 20 used cassettes. They must have been pulled...
02-04-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 799
Posted By easyupbug

If you change the crankset (crank) and the...

If you change the crankset (crank) and the chainrings wobble exactly as they had it is a bottom bracket most likely, I think I would pull the crank arm and turn it 180º and install, then if the...
02-04-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 799
Posted By easyupbug

Sorry if this is obvious but getting laid down on...

Sorry if this is obvious but getting laid down on the drive side and doing damage can certainly bend the chainrings? Are they wobbling, the distance from the seat tube to the ring varying exactly...
02-02-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 19,824
Posted By easyupbug

All I can think is the OP said it in the first...

All I can think is the OP said it in the first post: " I like how professional it looks." To each his own, certainly a member has a right to his own preference regardless of the collective (and my)...
01-31-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By easyupbug

Your cleaner will do chains and cassettes and...

Your cleaner will do chains and cassettes and make you smile. Make sure a crankset fits if you are like me.
01-31-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,553
Posted By easyupbug

I have 18 (one out for a respray) if you don't...

I have 18 (one out for a respray) if you don't count my families bikes (5) but I am fortunate my shop is 36'x44' . To your points:
1. I like Craig'sList. I list a bike at a slight premium trying to...
01-30-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 927
Posted By easyupbug

Even if you could get a framebuilder to try...

Even if you could get a framebuilder to try "minor" fixes, which I doubt, the brazing will damage the finish for sure. You can spend hundreds getting new tubes and paint but the Cromovelato is...
01-30-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By easyupbug

↑↑↑, mine has years of use now.

↑↑↑, mine has years of use now.
01-29-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By easyupbug

We C&V auto folks, as well as cyclists, and RVers...

We C&V auto folks, as well as cyclists, and RVers who don't do many miles a year have used 303 for many years, but it is a protectant from sun, ozone, drying out, not really a replenisher. It is...
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