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07-03-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 343
Posted By 100bikes

Is it possible(do you have the tools and ability)...

Is it possible(do you have the tools and ability) to "face" the bb shell?
Milling off a mm or two isn't out of the question. This would make fitting a conventional or cartridge bb easier.

If the...
07-03-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,344
Posted By 100bikes

Not to be snarky or obtuse but yesterday was a...

Not to be snarky or obtuse but yesterday was a better day to buy.

One cannot predict the market and the nature of consumers with any true accuracy.

The coming year could see:
a. Prices on used...
06-26-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 587
Posted By 100bikes

I have a Campagnolo spindle that looks just like...

I have a Campagnolo spindle that looks just like the one in the photo.

Every manufactured item can have hidden flaws or a quirk in the structure or a bubble in the casting.
All it takes is an...
06-25-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,084
Posted By 100bikes

Bicycle frame basics: As there a only a few...

Bicycle frame basics:

As there a only a few component manufacturers, strip them off;
Strip the paint and the marketing behind the paint and decals;
Consider the rudiments of manufacturing today,...
Forum: Want To Buy
06-22-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 756
Posted By 100bikes

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

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x1271/prep_tool_kit_a0ac114a1024f638a79ef17294aad90e3705bd36.jpg
complete with BSC threading -$1175 plus $75 shipping to CONUS...
Forum: Want To Buy
06-22-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By 100bikes

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

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1429/81010_raleigh_complete_94e2e31b5c28058126463704432dc156612a593a.jpg
23"/58cm. Complete and in great shape. Not many miles. Upgrades...
06-19-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 559
Posted By 100bikes

New or used? A Giant dealer should have advised...

New or used?
A Giant dealer should have advised you on the differences, based upon your build, and the purpose of the bicycle.
Fit is a matching of the rider and geometry of a given bicycle in a...
06-19-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 398
Posted By 100bikes

You could source a spindle with the correct...

You could source a spindle with the correct spacing for a 68mm.
That would be the only difference, unless this is a cartridge bb,
rusty
06-15-20, 02:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By 100bikes

From the photos, you are fine. The nut...

From the photos, you are fine.

The nut engages almost as many threads as it would with the axle protruding through.
rusty
06-14-20, 04:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By 100bikes

Likely a freewheel rather than a cassette. ...

Likely a freewheel rather than a cassette.

Atom, Normandy Maillard are all possibilities(as well as Shimano) for this freewheel.

I have all of these tools available for sale.

What brand are...
06-10-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 464
Posted By 100bikes

Are you trying to install both cups at the same...

Are you trying to install both cups at the same time?
06-10-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 587
Posted By 100bikes

Size is determined by your body build. BTW - 1...

Size is determined by your body build.
BTW - 1 " is a significant amount of change in bicycle parlance.

That is, do you have a long torso or shorter torso and longer legs? Long arms?

How fit...
06-05-20, 04:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 881
Posted By 100bikes

A little drop of hot melt glue will keep those...

A little drop of hot melt glue will keep those peg board hooks in place.

The variety and usability of bicycle tools is interesting. Probably over 70% have a single use, so keeping them at hand...
06-02-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2,819
Views: 245,909
Posted By 100bikes

I have a NOS version, zinc plated. Fits over...

I have a NOS version, zinc plated.

Fits over a Cyclo tool if you want, but has flats for a vice.

$22. shipped.

rusty
06-01-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 187
Posted By 100bikes

I believe your size would be 68 x 122(or 123) ...

I believe your size would be 68 x 122(or 123)

68 being the width of the bottom bracket shell in mm
and 122 being the spindle length.

Those dimensions are pretty straight forward.

Where you...
05-31-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By 100bikes

Two thoughts: Try to rent a couple styles....

Two thoughts:
Try to rent a couple styles. There are any number of designs( rear hub, center drive) in a variety of styles- atb, fat bike, hybrid and even road.

It sounds like your needs are...
05-30-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 419
Posted By 100bikes

5x.8mm

5x.8mm
05-30-20, 02:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By 100bikes

I believe you have the "thin" version. The...

I believe you have the "thin" version. The "thick" version has rifled opening, to facilitate keeping the dirt from reaching the grease in the bb.

You can see one here..................
...
Replies: 13
Views: 5,711
Posted By 100bikes

I bought a Dawes Galaxy new in 1974 - serial...

I bought a Dawes Galaxy new in 1974 - serial number W4050

531 plain gauge main triangle. Chrome fork ends and seat and chain stays.
Stronglight cottered crank.
Simplex Prestige derailleurs and...
05-26-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 994
Posted By 100bikes

Seat post diameter leads away from Centurion.

Seat post diameter leads away from Centurion.
05-26-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 847
Posted By 100bikes

Rusty Nuts...

Rusty Nuts (http://rustybicycleshop.com/rusty-nuts/)
05-25-20, 01:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 385
Posted By 100bikes

IMO, electric motors on any bicycle front wheel...

IMO, electric motors on any bicycle front wheel are a bit of a gamble.
With the overall weight and resulting strength demands of a front wheel on a tandem, even more so.


A powered front wheel...
05-23-20, 02:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By 100bikes

Bearing counts in C&V : 10 balls per side...

Bearing counts in C&V :

10 balls per side front wheel
11 balls per side crank
9 balls per side rear wheel.

This refers to loose ball design, not retainer styles.

There are exceptions, but...
05-21-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 2,819
Views: 245,909
Posted By 100bikes

What brand and vintage of spindle are you looking...

What brand and vintage of spindle are you looking for?
05-14-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By 100bikes

I believe this allows the lever distance from the...

I believe this allows the lever distance from the bar to be changed - smaller hands, less pull etc.
05-13-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By 100bikes

IMO, the smaller bicycles is the better bet. Your...

IMO, the smaller bicycles is the better bet. Your torso length, which matters in the choice top tube length will be the dictating factor.
Especially for technical riding.

Easy to put a longer...
05-13-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 371
Posted By 100bikes

Is it possible the fork crown race is on upside...

Is it possible the fork crown race is on upside down? The profile of the crown race seems very odd, IMO.

Campagnolo headsets ( of all levels) are more precise than this.

A retainer upside down...
05-13-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,182
Posted By 100bikes

Depending on your interest: Coyotte's...

Depending on your interest:

Coyotte's Bicycle - Kimball Taylor
The Dancing Chain- Rob Vander Plas
The Fastest Bicycle Rider in the World- Major Marshall Taylor autobiography
Domestique -...
05-10-20, 02:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,352
Posted By 100bikes

Collect what catches your eye...... but take...

Collect what catches your eye......
but take the time to educate yourself about the rudiments of bicycles.

Are you going to ride what you collect or are you more of a display your finds person?...
05-09-20, 04:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 677
Posted By 100bikes

No disrespect to posts to the contrary intended. ...

No disrespect to posts to the contrary intended.

When using "functional hacks" instead of the correct tool, you risk making whatever you are working on
unsuitable for reuse, destroy the integrity...
05-06-20, 04:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By 100bikes

You may have issues with the spokes breaking....

You may have issues with the spokes breaking. There appears to be a pretty high level of corrosion.

What size is the wheel?

What does the rim look like where the tire bead seats?

rusty
05-05-20, 02:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By 100bikes

Were you using a floor pump or compressor? A...

Were you using a floor pump or compressor?
A compressor will give a much more robust blast and could blow the sealant into the tube.

Also, some presta valves had a removable core as noted by two...
05-04-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,185
Posted By 100bikes

Cheap price on parts. Low labor rates. ...

Cheap price on parts.
Low labor rates.
Service done correctly and quality advice.

Pick two.
Forum: Foo
04-29-20, 04:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 583
Posted By 100bikes

We have been shipping through the shut down -...

We have been shipping through the shut down - mainly USPS small package stuff.

Our experience is seeing a bit quicker delivery, rather than delay.

We ship from Minnesota, but don't think that...
04-24-20, 04:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 824
Posted By 100bikes

I met John back in the late 1970's, as he was...

I met John back in the late 1970's, as he was peddling his "new" Effective Cycling book store to store -
which I have a copy of the 3rd edition, spiral bound in my collection.

He...
04-20-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 799
Posted By 100bikes

IMO: A saddle to far forward will cause the...

IMO:

A saddle to far forward will cause the knees to pronate out, to far back and the knees will pronate in. Neither is particularly good from a mechanical aspect . You will never see a bent or...
04-10-20, 01:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 771
Posted By 100bikes

IMO, it is more about the quality of the surfaces...

IMO, it is more about the quality of the surfaces and tolerances of the bearings themselves than it is about having
a retainer around the bearings.

A secondary point is the application. A OPC(one...
04-09-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By 100bikes

No judgement intendended, but Are you certain...

No judgement intendended, but Are you certain that you put the retainers in the correct way?

There is no evidence that a lubricant has any breakdown ability on metal parts. Breakdown after a week...
04-08-20, 04:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 553
Posted By 100bikes

25 balls is kind of a standard- and the issue of...

25 balls is kind of a standard- and the issue of having about 1/2 of a ball left seems right on.
As long as there is space, I think you are good.

BTW, are the balls you have original or...
04-07-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By 100bikes

FYI- Campagnolo are also grade25 bearings. This...

FYI- Campagnolo are also grade25 bearings. This relates to not only the precision of the bearing, but the consistency of the tolerances between bearings. Makes a difference in an application with...
04-07-20, 03:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 571
Posted By 100bikes

The proper placement of the foot on the pedal is...

The proper placement of the foot on the pedal is with the ball/joint of the big toe centered on the axle of the pedal.
Not sure what this company is promoting, but this positioning would not be...
04-05-20, 03:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By 100bikes

By service, did you mean clean/repack the rear...

By service, did you mean clean/repack the rear hub?
If so, you may have put the axle in the wrong direction, or failed to replace a spacer or put on opposite side.

Also, do you have a cassette or...
04-04-20, 05:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,516
Posted By 100bikes

My collection includes a Centurion Cinelli Equipe...

My collection includes a Centurion Cinelli Equipe I purchased as a closeout from WSI (Western States Import -
Centurion, Diamond Back and Avenir).
This was in the mid/late 1980's.

I was lent to...
04-02-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 16,840
Posted By 100bikes

Understood. That was the salesman pitch.

Understood. That was the salesman pitch.
04-02-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 16,840
Posted By 100bikes

Back in the say, the sales pitch was" think of an...

Back in the say, the sales pitch was" think of an i-beam on its side"
04-02-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,599
Posted By 100bikes

As I recall, the # grade of the bearing is not...

As I recall, the # grade of the bearing is not only the precision of size and an indicator of material quality,
but the the consistency of size relative to the other bearings as well. All the balls...
03-31-20, 04:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 467
Posted By 100bikes

There were a few options in the early 1970's and...

There were a few options in the early 1970's and many more toward the end of the 70's.

Tressostar cloth tape was a brand, but there were a number of other adhesive backed cloth tape options.
....
03-26-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By 100bikes

Easiest way to match it is to remove another one...

Easiest way to match it is to remove another one and get accurate measurements.
The are a limited number of options, it will only take a few minutes to check.
I have a few available once you get...
03-25-20, 05:11 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,126
Posted By 100bikes

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3A...

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Bicycle grave yard in China.
03-25-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,126
Posted By 100bikes

The basic nature of big box store products. It is...

The basic nature of big box store products. It is pretty easy to change color, slap any of wide array of decals
on one of these and call it a bicycle. Low end components. poorly manufactured and...
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