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07-13-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,100
Posted By squirtdad

that is gorgeous How do you like the direct...

that is gorgeous How do you like the direct mount brakes? how is quick release handled?
07-13-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 805
Posted By squirtdad

The key to safety is visibility.......I run...

The key to safety is visibility.......I run flashing white and flashing red in the daylight because I am more visible If you are not closed minded about this....you can observe for your self by...
07-13-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 113
Posted By squirtdad

the question is whether you really need a fat...

the question is whether you really need a fat tire bike vs regular mtn bike I get that fat tires are cool and great in snow and sand but there is the added weight cost and effort to ride just...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-13-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,865
Posted By squirtdad

I still don't get the 4 wheel insistence.... if...

I still don't get the 4 wheel insistence.... if you do something like a recumbent trike I can't see anything that would tip that that wouldn't tip a 4 wheeler (note the upright 3 wheelers which...
07-13-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 869
Posted By squirtdad

back to basics first is the famous economic...

back to basics

first is the famous economic fact of TANSTAAFL (There aint no such thing as a free lunch) you do get what you pay for always

Define upgrade: new frame and move parts? or ???...
07-13-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 452
Posted By squirtdad

underinflation is just going to end up with flats...

underinflation is just going to end up with flats

no way anything you do like wearing baggy shorts or putting a basket on is going to make any significant difference in effort if you are going as...
07-12-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 1,649
Views: 149,661
Posted By squirtdad

old school but as a newbie has been my go to...

old school but as a newbie has been my go to invaluble help....Tubular Tire Mounting Cement Gluing Adhesion by Yellow Jersey; Thoughts on a Front Wheel (http://www.yellowjersey.org/frontwheel.html)
Forum: Framebuilders
07-10-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,865
Posted By squirtdad

absolutely no help at all, but I am getting...

absolutely no help at all, but I am getting visions of a gypsy decorated busking-mobile
07-10-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 599
Posted By squirtdad

tough one, from an illogical point...which one...

tough one, from an illogical point...which one makes you smile more, the one when you get on you think, "I forgot how much fun this bike."...keep that one Logically I would say get rid of the...
07-10-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,100
Posted By squirtdad

and builder is Cassave correct ? :)

and builder is Cassave correct ? :)
07-10-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 943
Posted By squirtdad

Historically 105 have been considered by most the...

Historically 105 have been considered by most the sweetspot/best value for cost/performance I personally would not go lower than that on the shimano chain. I have 105 5800 (gen before 7000)...
07-10-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,100
Posted By squirtdad

looks totally professional ver nice

looks totally professional ver nice
07-10-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,100
Posted By squirtdad

that was in my mind also.....as it so happens i...

that was in my mind also.....as it so happens i have that set up for my current 2 bikes :)
07-10-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By squirtdad

figure out what crank you are using based on how...

figure out what crank you are using based on how many speeds etc then get the matching BB that fits the 73mm BSA/.English standard Crank first then matching BB not BB and match crank. ...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-09-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,865
Posted By squirtdad

(Bike carts are all nice, but good luck keeping...

(Bike carts are all nice, but good luck keeping your groceries dry in a rainstorm, and what would I do with my busking equipment?)
what would keep you from making cover/enclosure for a trailer to...
07-08-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,100
Posted By squirtdad

thanks that is info that is good for me...........

thanks that is info that is good for me........ and yes I still have Kandy Apple Kolor tastes :)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,845
Posted By squirtdad

overall IME the difference between ok tires and...

overall IME the difference between ok tires and really good tires is huge. I remember when I went from michelin lithion2 to the lithio4...night and day. I ran vittoria corsa G+ for while and...
07-08-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,100
Posted By squirtdad

What is your dream C&V inspired Bespoke Bike build?

If you were to do a custom bike (assuming C&V inspired but no judgement as long as there is a C&V in the stable :) ) what builder would you use and how would you spec the build?

This is for fun...
07-08-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 412
Posted By squirtdad

not penisula but my go to shop for anything I...

not penisula but my go to shop for anything I can't do, don't have the tool or screwed up is Silva's Cycles in Campbell. They do old school, new school, fabrication (including frames) and...
07-07-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1,649
Views: 149,661
Posted By squirtdad

Sorry dude....since I suggested those tires and...

Sorry dude....since I suggested those tires and source
07-07-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,151
Posted By squirtdad

for clincher in the high end my vote is the...

for clincher in the high end my vote is the conti GP5000 you can get them at good prices at probikekit.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-06-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,865
Posted By squirtdad

IIRC One of several threads, and at least one...

IIRC One of several threads, and at least one failed initial build attempt so

also IIRC goal design goals are carry OP (not a small guy per his self description), 300 lbs of cargo, be...
07-06-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By squirtdad

look to get donor bikes for parts (stripped...

look to get donor bikes for parts (stripped cannabilized bike....take the parts off and use for future builds) and checkout any local bike coops and possible LBS about to go to the junk pile boxes
...
07-06-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By squirtdad

30ml 1 oz is for standard recommendation (from...

30ml 1 oz is for standard recommendation (from all the sealants I have looked at) for road tubes and 60ml/2oz for Mtn Bike tubes. So far the product that has worked best for me is caffelatex
07-02-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,318
Posted By squirtdad

multiple shops near me are not accepting any new...

multiple shops near me are not accepting any new mechanical work....to big a back log fwiw
07-02-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By squirtdad

great enjoy the bike and do an updated ride...

great enjoy the bike and do an updated ride report :) sounds like a good LBS :)
07-02-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By squirtdad

OP how tall are you, does this bike fit? it is...

OP how tall are you, does this bike fit? it is a pretty small bike. a quick rule of thumb is that when you are in the saddle with you heel on the pedal you leg should be fully extended. If...
07-01-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,649
Views: 149,661
Posted By squirtdad

I thought those were for nutted brakes? am i...

I thought those were for nutted brakes? am i wrong (would be happy to be wrong
07-01-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1,649
Views: 149,661
Posted By squirtdad

I will put my mcGyver hat on....with the 30mm ...

I will put my mcGyver hat on....with the 30mm tires I don't have a lot of space left (105 brakes state will handle 28 mm, 30 is no problem) to bad there is not some thing like the sheldon...
06-30-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,799
Posted By squirtdad

as to OP comments not about kits etc a) OP has...

as to OP comments not about kits etc a) OP has not really provided enough information as to what is intended to provide an such a detail list. as an example: working on new and carbon bikes ...
06-30-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By squirtdad

You need to decide on the crank first and then...

You need to decide on the crank first and then get get the matching BB that fits your frame.
06-29-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 840
Posted By squirtdad

of course I did also :) the best things I...

of course I did also :)

the best things I got from the back of a cereal box or the back of a magazine were 1) a spearshooting, fin kicking frogman for the bathtub...soon confiscated as I shot a...
06-29-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,073
Posted By squirtdad

my lbs and manufacturers recommend small small. ...

my lbs and manufacturers recommend small small. I find that doing small small gives me the max chain length which has been helpful when doing 52/39 and 11-28 combos with 7400 durace see ...
06-29-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,799
Posted By squirtdad

pack pcs10 work stand as a starter...... ...

pack pcs10 work stand as a starter......

then you could get kits of all ranges
...
06-29-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 840
Posted By squirtdad

and did you order sea monkeys and be totally...

and did you order sea monkeys and be totally disappointed?
06-29-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By squirtdad

just make sure you can do big/big also in...

just make sure you can do big/big also in this situation doing small/small chain sizing will give you the most amount of chain to work with https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuhHn7HaZcQ
06-28-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,272
Posted By squirtdad

some Montana's question whether Bozeman is MT...

some Montana's question whether Bozeman is MT anymore with the number of Californians who have moved :)
06-27-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,129
Posted By squirtdad

Drinking.....so it started as a Midsommar build...

Drinking.....so it started as a Midsommar build ???? I seem to recall (barely) O.P. Anderson and Beska Droppar being involved the one midsummer i did near Göteborg many years ago :)
06-27-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,262
Posted By squirtdad

here is the door and 82 Nishiki bought new and...

here is the door and
82 Nishiki bought new and redone as "english 8 speed" when i first started Bike forums throw a leg over it and do an errand
84 Team Miyata, good deal from across the...
06-27-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1,649
Views: 149,661
Posted By squirtdad

Baby has new shoes.... Vitorria Corsa G+ Control....

Baby has new shoes.... Vitorria Corsa G+ Control. These are supposedly a a little tougher then the corsa g....we will see, I hope so as I had flat issues with corsa G+ clinchers.

30 mm, measure...
06-26-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,286
Posted By squirtdad

nice q factor.... I do like the spare cog...

nice q factor....

I do like the spare cog hanging from the seat
06-26-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,272
Posted By squirtdad

Bummer, thanks mountaindave on the bright...

Bummer, thanks mountaindave on the bright side personally, I have another year to procrastinate on getting into shape to do this :)
06-26-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 258
Posted By squirtdad

https://www.amazon.com/CYGOLITE-Tuneable-Resistant...

https://www.amazon.com/CYGOLITE-Tuneable-Resistant-Flexible-Rechargeable/dp/B07J2XBCG4/ref=sxts_sxwds-bia-wc-p13n2_0?crid=3DGPZ5S9Z8ASO&cv_ct_cx=cygolite+bike+light&dchild=1&keywords=cygolite+bike+lig...
06-26-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,109
Posted By squirtdad

this is what it looked like with 5800 105 set up,...

this is what it looked like with 5800 105 set up, I used stepdown ferrule for the dive helmet cable stop....might still have it around didn't have an issue hard to tell but it does not look like...
06-26-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 383
Posted By squirtdad

:thumb::giver:

:thumb::giver:
06-26-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 448
Posted By squirtdad

see ...

see https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/154679-totally-tubular.html try challenge elite pro's if you can find them
06-26-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 978
Posted By squirtdad

if he insists on fixie (have a son like that)...

if he insists on fixie (have a son like that) consider gettng a quality frame either used vintage and if need be use a singulator for chain wrap, or someting like the soma rush ...
06-25-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By squirtdad

by lock nut, do you mean the quick release clamp...

by lock nut, do you mean the quick release clamp lever? that rule of thumb for that you should see a pressure mark on your palm after closing it so it sounds like you are not tight enogh

I have...
06-25-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 658
Posted By squirtdad

+1 I spent a ton of money trying to do DIY and...

+1 I spent a ton of money trying to do DIY and finally sprung for a Parck PCS-10 best purchase ever.

If you are going to do a fair amount of wrenching, get a good one
06-24-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 209
Posted By squirtdad

1) I like leo 2) I have put fenders/racks on...

1) I like leo

2) I have put fenders/racks on 2 bikes without eyelets using the triangle opening in the dropout
first one was on a miyata 1400, I used a commercial product that was 2...
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