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04-15-21, 03:18 AM
Replies: 3,866
Views: 351,140
Posted By delbiker1

I am in need of a 1 inch threaded or threadless...

I am in need of a 1 inch threaded or threadless fork. Steel, aluminum or CF, Black or orange color, steerer tube at least 180mm, axle to brake mount around 366mm. I do have some items for trade bait,...
04-13-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 341
Posted By delbiker1

I purchased a 105 7000 groupset from...

I purchased a 105 7000 groupset from riding_is_life, Ebay, from china. As stated above, no original packaging, but everything was wrapped and packaged very well. Everything was in tip top, brand new...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 381
Posted By delbiker1

I carry 1 cartridge, a small pump on the frame...

I carry 1 cartridge, a small pump on the frame (Cannondale Airspeed LX), a tube and patches. I usually carry a tire boot also. Unless I head east toward the beach, I ride in mostly rural areas. I...
04-13-21, 03:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 192
Posted By delbiker1

I have issues with dry eyes and use saline eye...

I have issues with dry eyes and use saline eye drops, OTC. There are a few different ones, such as Clear Eyes. Stay away from Visine or similar drops. I also use wrap around frames with a larger lens...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,085
Posted By delbiker1

Clinchers, I had a pair that I disliked so much I...

Clinchers, I had a pair that I disliked so much I gave them away.
04-11-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 483
Posted By delbiker1

I have 8 bikes and would like to lower that...

I have 8 bikes and would like to lower that number to 2 or 3. However, If I had to get it down to just one bike, I am pretty sure I would choose my Soma Smoothie. The why: relatively light Tange...
Forum: Introductions
04-09-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 92
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome Nobones, this is a good place to be for...

Welcome Nobones, this is a good place to be for information on bikes. I have been a road cyclist for almost 50 years, but I only did basic maintenance on my bikes. In 2017 I started acquiring tools...
04-08-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 512
Posted By delbiker1

The first thing I would check is the headset.

The first thing I would check is the headset.
04-06-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3,866
Views: 351,140
Posted By delbiker1

I have 2 Sora FD. I know one of them is a triple,...

I have 2 Sora FD. I know one of them is a triple, I think both are. I will have to look at them in the morning. Sending you a PM.
04-06-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 222
Posted By delbiker1

There are homemade tools that can accomplish the...

There are homemade tools that can accomplish the removal and installation of the cups. One source is RJ the bike guy on youtube. I used his tool ideas for that, and they worked OK. You just need to...
04-06-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 469
Posted By delbiker1

Cycling by far my number one outdoor activity....

Cycling by far my number one outdoor activity. Pretty much any indoor exercise bores me. I used to swim a mile almost everday, but, with shoulder issues and lack of an affordable pool access, I no...
04-04-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 667
Posted By delbiker1

jamesdak , the usual fantastic job. Have you been...

jamesdak , the usual fantastic job. Have you been able to put any real miles on it? By the way, I am glad you appear to be back on a more even keel. and thanks for the reply.
03-31-21, 05:56 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,014
Posted By delbiker1

[QUOTE=SapInMyBlood;21993055]This ^ If you...

[QUOTE=SapInMyBlood;21993055]This ^

If you can go fast enough to sit on my wheel then go for it. I'll also be happy if you take a turn at the front


This is how I feel about it also. This does...
Forum: Introductions
03-30-21, 02:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome to BikeForums. The members have been an...

Welcome to BikeForums. The members have been an incredible help to me in the process of learning bike mechanics. I now do all the work on my bicycles. I am slow and make plenty of mistakes, but get...
03-29-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By delbiker1

IMO, you are just creating problems and costs...

IMO, you are just creating problems and costs with pretty much no benefit. Even if the crank set is free,
03-27-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,975
Posted By delbiker1

Really good thread jamesdak . Your last post is...

Really good thread jamesdak . Your last post is just a fine way to close it out.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1,550
Views: 210,125
Posted By delbiker1

botty kayer, both of your bikes are hot. But the...

botty kayer, both of your bikes are hot. But the Nikor? That build is so hot it is sick! Fantastic build, I saved an image.
03-26-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 902
Posted By delbiker1

IMO, pdlamb has the right idea with riding just...

IMO, pdlamb has the right idea with riding just the Diverge, or at least mostly. Your brain/muscle memory will sort of lock into the handling of it. I have 4 bikes that get ridden frequently. If I...
03-19-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 667
Posted By delbiker1

jamesdak , the Ochsner is looking really good....

jamesdak , the Ochsner is looking really good. IMO, a good quality tape, black with some kind of red design would look real good. When you say your are a foot short for red housing, is that for both...
03-18-21, 02:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By delbiker1

What HillRider said. The Cane Creek 40 series are...

What HillRider said. The Cane Creek 40 series are very good, at a decent price, and pretty easy to install. If you want to spend money for top of the line, probably the Chris King.
03-18-21, 02:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 767
Posted By delbiker1

I had a really bad experience with Aliexpress and...

I had a really bad experience with Aliexpress and will not order from them again. The issue was resolved in the end, but it took a lot of hassling and a long time before the refund was issued.
03-17-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 904
Posted By delbiker1

I suggest you post some clearer pictures, some...

I suggest you post some clearer pictures, some with a bit of distance, Members need a good look at the problem if you want reasonable opinions.
03-17-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 61,129
Views: 9,143,060
Posted By delbiker1

I agree, and they have a lot of fans. Mine is a...

I agree, and they have a lot of fans. Mine is a 2001 that I rebuilt with Ultegra 6500 and a set of Mavic Reflex SUP with Shimano 600 hubs. Also, it is Reynolds 853 for the main triangle. It had Avid...
03-17-21, 02:14 AM
Replies: 61,129
Views: 9,143,060
Posted By delbiker1

For the Lemond Poprad, if the measuring in the...

For the Lemond Poprad, if the measuring in the picture is from center to center, I believe the frame is actually a 52cm size. If I did not already have a 52cm Poprad, I would likely pursue this bike....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,155
Posted By delbiker1

Back in the late 70's I had a pair of Michelin...

Back in the late 70's I had a pair of Michelin tires that were 19mm. It was a short lived experience. The first ride the front tire blew out when I went over and expansion seam on the downhill side...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,684
Posted By delbiker1

Ale' bibs from CRC or PBK. One style, I believe,...

Ale' bibs from CRC or PBK. One style, I believe, is called Corsa. The other I cannot think of the style name, but both are high $50 to low $70. I am 5'8" at 155 lbs. and medium is perfect for me. For...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,199
Posted By delbiker1

I have a lot of tires and tubes on hand right...

I have a lot of tires and tubes on hand right now. The four bikes I regularly ride will all need new tires by mid spring. Recently, it seems to me, there have been numerous sales that have included...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3,009
Views: 833,837
Posted By delbiker1

I posted this Airborne Zeppelin back in 2018, but...

I posted this Airborne Zeppelin back in 2018, but I just finished rebuilding it. It did have a mix of 9 speed Tiagra 4500, 105, Ultegra 6500, which I switched out to all 10 speed Ultegra 6700...
02-27-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 853
Posted By delbiker1

Testors' is available from Ebay, Amazon, etc. I...

Testors' is available from Ebay, Amazon, etc. I did not look extensively, but the colors I looked for are readily available.
02-26-21, 03:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By delbiker1

I have Truvativ GXP crankset and BB on a 2006...

I have Truvativ GXP crankset and BB on a 2006 Schwinn SS DBX. They have a lot of miles on them and have been really good. I have pulled them off the bike a couple of times in 15 years and they are...
02-24-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,515
Posted By delbiker1

I really go by one hard rule, that IMO, covers...

I really go by one hard rule, that IMO, covers all important areas: "My safety is primarily up to me." I certainly have other "rules" that are bendable.
02-24-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3,866
Views: 351,140
Posted By delbiker1

Mad Honk, another display of generosity towards...

Mad Honk, another display of generosity towards fellow cyclists. Good on ya'!
02-22-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3,866
Views: 351,140
Posted By delbiker1

6700 brake adjuster

I am looking for an Ultegra 6700 brake cable tension adjuster. It is different than the 5700. I think the Dura Ace 9000 is the same. I have a limited number of items that I could trade. Or I can just...
02-21-21, 01:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,329
Posted By delbiker1

Definitely would like to give this a try. I have...

Definitely would like to give this a try. I have never even seen a velodrome in person. Excellent way to be introduced.
Forum: Introductions
02-18-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By delbiker1

hb, welcome to BikeForums. The only advice I can...

hb, welcome to BikeForums. The only advice I can give you is to check out the Adaptive Cycling thread located right below the General Discussion thread. Other than age related, I do not have special...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,757
Posted By delbiker1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beSUvIIwOto&ab_cha...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beSUvIIwOto&ab_channel=Art%27sCyclery

I have 5700 STI shift/brake levers and they do not work well with 4600 or 6600 calipers that I have. The 5700 are the hidden...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,757
Posted By delbiker1

What brake levers are matched with the calipers?...

What brake levers are matched with the calipers? It could be you are using a set that has cable pull that does not match with the calipers.
02-18-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By delbiker1

What length are the crank arms?

What length are the crank arms?
02-17-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,976
Posted By delbiker1

I did not check a box as my situation is not...

I did not check a box as my situation is not covered. I do have a Brooks B17 narrow and very much dislike it. I tried for months to get to where I could use it for extended rides, but about an hour...
02-15-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By delbiker1

I have a frame with Aelle tubing. It measures...

I have a frame with Aelle tubing. It measures 29.1mm with calipers. I do not know what you now have, but here are some options.
...
02-15-21, 04:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 553
Posted By delbiker1

The temperature for baking the powder coating...

The temperature for baking the powder coating does not get hot enough to affect steel, titanium or aluminum. I do not know about CF. It just cures/hardens the pc.
02-14-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 67,681
Posted By delbiker1

A bald, clean shaven, wrinkly faced 68 year old...

A bald, clean shaven, wrinkly faced 68 year old man on the thin side.
02-14-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,578
Posted By delbiker1

Retro Cruiser Bicycles banana bikes beach...

Retro Cruiser Bicycles banana bikes beach cruisers bicycle retro vintage kustom custom (http://www.retrocruiserbicycles.com/)

The phone number listed on the site is a Maryland cell number, but the...
02-14-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,122
Posted By delbiker1

gugie, the 410 phone is Fred's cell phone. It is...

gugie, the 410 phone is Fred's cell phone. It is the best way to contact him. They are actually located near Lincoln, Del. He did have a phone where his shop is, but even if it is still in operation,...
02-14-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By delbiker1

Very nice. Is that Prismatic powder, what color,...

Very nice. Is that Prismatic powder, what color, and is it one or two stage?
02-14-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 553
Posted By delbiker1

Absolutely safe for steel. Some C&V aficionados...

Absolutely safe for steel. Some C&V aficionados feel that powder coating negatively affects the lines of the lugs on lugged bikes. I have two steel frames/forks that I had powder coated. One is a two...
02-13-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 587
Posted By delbiker1

USPS woes

I have gotten to the point that I am quite leery of ordering anything that has to be shipped via USPS. In the past 3 months, I have 3 items lost, one never found and two pending. Also, numerous items...
02-08-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 710
Posted By delbiker1

About a 2 foot long cheater bar extension on the...

About a 2 foot long cheater bar extension on the wrench and use your foot/leg power.
02-07-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By delbiker1

I do not know that this will be true in your...

I do not know that this will be true in your case, however, I have an Airborne Titanium frame that does not have the space for the 28mm tires I have tried. It is close, but no go. It really is the...
02-06-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 446
Posted By delbiker1

I suppose it is possible, but not a simple, low...

I suppose it is possible, but not a simple, low cost change. Pretty sure you would have to switch the whole the shifter/brake lever components as well as running hydraulic lines to the new brakes...
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