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02-03-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 86
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Posted By homelessjoe

repack

Ritchey and Kelly Breezer Fisher used old Schwinn clunkers to first ride the repack mountain trails......they had so much fun that they still grin and talk about it today......If you are competing...
02-03-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,822
Posted By guy1138

Chrome lugs and downtube shifters? That bike is...

Chrome lugs and downtube shifters? That bike is too nice for this thread!
02-02-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,822
Posted By guy1138

Best of the "Worst" bikes? Bike Boom and BSO's

What's the worst bike that you still went ahead and fixed up? Here's mine: A Columbia Arlington bike-boom "road bike" with one piece cranks and steel wheels. Replaced the rear with an aluminum rim...
01-04-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 955
Posted By gsa103

Go look at the videos of XC and DH World Cup runs...

Go look at the videos of XC and DH World Cup runs from 1995-2005. Then compare those courses to a modern XC course is far far more technical than those older bikes were ever designed to handle. ...
12-29-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 955
Posted By davei1980

Yeah they have come a long way! Older,...

Yeah they have come a long way!

Older, steel MTBs are enjoying somewhat of a renaissance right now for a different reason: They're plentiful (they made a gazillion of them), inexpensive, made of...
12-29-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 955
Posted By carlosponti

do you still have the cannondale M500? thats a...

do you still have the cannondale M500? thats a mountain bike you know? ride what you got until you can afford more.
12-28-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 955
Posted By Darth Lefty

Well... ...

Well...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uwlblk8QZxI&ab_channel=hardtailparty
12-20-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,389
Posted By browngw

Yellowed plastic I discard. Chrome beauties on...

Yellowed plastic I discard. Chrome beauties on vintage bikes I keep.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/dsc03290_96e5e54a79f0bbbca09d72a18a8389ca4c301216.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By BikingViking793

Well I went with this frame and just completed...

Well I went with this frame and just completed the build. Frame seems decent enough, but the spacing in the back limited the wheels I could go with because of 135mm spacing. It's real cold here in WI...
11-30-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Maybe the Giant Talon 2 would be a good fit here...

Maybe the Giant Talon 2 would be a good fit here and you could update the fork at a later date.

Very difficult to hit all the needs here and still be under budget. Some compromise will likely have...
11-10-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By zukahn1

The upgraded extra long stem is an interesting...

The upgraded extra long stem is an interesting upgrade on this one that seems otherwise stock and in exceptionally good shape after cleanup. I would keep and ride it as an occassional rider. As for...
11-10-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By John E

I had the same Free Spirit in yellow. I kept it...

I had the same Free Spirit in yellow. I kept it parked at work and used it for noontime bike rides or errands. I added toeclips, tightened the freewheel range to 15-23, and converted to downtube...
11-10-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By Velo Mule

Thanks for posting. The bike looks to be in great...

Thanks for posting. The bike looks to be in great shape. While it is not high end, it will certainly be good for riding and getting your exercise in.
It is good that the Positron is adjusted right....
10-05-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Posted By Ironfish653

Go for it. You know they’re going to try it...

Go for it. You know they’re going to try it regardless. (At least I would have at that age).

Keep in mind, “proper” freestyle bikes have 14mm axles so don’t go for ‘pro’ level parts, cause they...
10-02-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Posted By veganbikes

I wouldn't do it. It is not really safe for...

I wouldn't do it. It is not really safe for anyone. The idea of a BMX peg is for doing tricks on a BMX bike designed for doing tricks. If you need to transport someone get a proper cargo bike with a...
10-02-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Posted By ramzilla

New axle must be exact same diameter as old one....

New axle must be exact same diameter as old one. So, get a measurement caliper & check. The most common rear axle diameter is 10mm. Then, figure length needed.
10-02-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Posted By cxwrench

Bad idea. The axles on BMX bikes are much...

Bad idea. The axles on BMX bikes are much stronger/larger than that axle not to mention it's probably not long enough to get the pegs on and then have enough threads for the nut.
09-30-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 9,043
Posted By hubcyclist

If one is easily startled by someone passing over...

If one is easily startled by someone passing over 3 ft to their left then maybe the path is not the correct place for them. I'm never going to close pass someone, and oftentimes I'll wait behind...
06-21-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,016
Posted By mstateglfr

Hybrids certainly did become popular. I see em...

Hybrids certainly did become popular. I see em all over the place around me and in other states.
I would say that prediction came true.
Especially true since many seem to view gravel bikes as a...
05-16-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 573
Posted By Homebrew01

Get some sort of chain lube and apply it every...

Get some sort of chain lube and apply it every now & then.
I usually use a spray, pointed at the rear cogs, while pedaling backwards with the other hand.
Wipe off the extra with a rag, while...
05-16-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 573
Posted By vane171

You got here some definitive info regarding chain...

You got here some definitive info regarding chain wear, very worthwhile reading, but like with everything, one's own context is what determines how it applies to you. Myself I always like to know a...
05-16-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 573
Posted By davidad

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/brandt/chain-care.htm...

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/brandt/chain-care.html
Don't bother with a chain checker unless it is the Pedro's or the new Park. All of the others are not accurate and have you replace a chain before...
05-16-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 573
Posted By dedhed

My rule of thumb for things like this. Put on...

My rule of thumb for things like this.
Put on the new chain see what happens.
89 Trek - rear is likely a freewheel costs $15-25 to replace. Chainrings are very likely just fine. For under $50 you...
05-15-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 573
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

MudPie says the common understanding. But there's...

MudPie says the common understanding. But there's more then this. Cog/ring teeth don't change their pitch as they wear, unlike the chain. They do change their shape and thus where in the "valley of...
05-15-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 573
Posted By MudPie

There are many tools offered to measure chain...

There are many tools offered to measure chain wear and this is one of them. https://www.parktool.com/product/chain-wear-indicator-cc-3-2 You can also use a tape measure. Chains don’t really...
05-15-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 573
Posted By Bigbus

I've replaced several chains without replacing...

I've replaced several chains without replacing gears, front or back, and haven't experienced any problems directly related to one being more worn over the other. My chains seem to wear out pretty...
05-15-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 573
Posted By JohnDThompson

The drivetrain wears as a unit, but the smaller...

The drivetrain wears as a unit, but the smaller sprockets on the rear cassette tend to wear more because the wear is concentrated on fewer teeth. Putting a new chain on a worn cassette can result in...
05-08-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 482
Posted By 70sSanO

I looked at that cassette and the only bad gap is...

I looked at that cassette and the only bad gap is a 21t to 26t. I’ve ridden 26t to 32t and that is no issue since the 32t is kind of a bailout. But that 21t to 26t would not be enjoyable for me.
...
05-08-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 482
Posted By Retro Grouch

Unless you are spending a LOT of time in the...

Unless you are spending a LOT of time in the highest gear that you have now, and also spinning at a reasonable cadence, probably not.
05-08-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 482
Posted By Retro Grouch

Essentially, the benefit you will get is one...

Essentially, the benefit you will get is one additional easier hill climb gear.
What you give up is closer spacing in mid range gears. If you are riding on a long and relatively flat road I...
05-08-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 482
Posted By Iride01

I think about what gears I ride the most in and...

I think about what gears I ride the most in and what gears to I need to do the climbs that I will normally encounter on some or all rides during the year. If those two conditions are the same gears,...
05-06-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By FlMTNdude

I like the Sram PC830 chain, which is for 6-8...

I like the Sram PC830 chain, which is for 6-8 speeds. Cheap, yes, but quiet and smooth. I get 5000 miles approximately with regular cleaning. You may want to check out YouTube if you haven't replaced...
05-06-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By Ironfish653

Yep, that’ll do.

Yep, that’ll do.
05-06-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By dedhed

ANY 6-7-8 speed chain will be fine

ANY 6-7-8 speed chain will be fine
05-06-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By Ironfish653

The KMC Z-51 chain is my go-to for 70’s-80’s...

The KMC Z-51 chain is my go-to for 70’s-80’s bikes. It’s especially good at making the mix-&-match drivetrains you tend to find on old used bikes play nicely.

It might be the right size for the...
05-05-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By MudPie

The chain you buy will probably be too long, so...

The chain you buy will probably be too long, so you will have to cut to length with the chain breaker.
Here's a good video on how to size a chain....
05-05-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By AlmostTrick

Based on description, the chain you linked will...

Based on description, the chain you linked will work fine. Basic 3/32" chain. (Even though the pic shows a 1/8" chain with master link.) lol
04-29-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 628
Posted By dedhed

Looks like a Hatta "High Cup" cup & cone bottom...

Looks like a Hatta "High Cup" cup & cone bottom bracket.
Service it or replace with a sealed cartridge unit
04-29-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 628
Posted By Miele Man

Great image. That's a cup and cone bottom...

Great image.

That's a cup and cone bottom bracket not a sealed cartridge one. The seals on yours are most likely just inside each cup and are set into slight recesses. They are not as well sealed...
04-29-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 628
Posted By ramzilla

That's an adjustable cup on the non drive side....

That's an adjustable cup on the non drive side. There's plain old ball bearings inside. You'll need a crank arm remover tool. Some kind of spanner hook wrench. And, one of those adjustable pin...
04-29-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 628
Posted By ramzilla

You can re-grease sealed cartridge bearings if...

You can re-grease sealed cartridge bearings if you have the right tools & know how. You have to pluck out the plastic seal on the side. Then flush or soak the bearing to dissolve the old grease....
04-29-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 628
Posted By Miele Man

If it's a cup and cone bottom bracket there will...

If it's a cup and cone bottom bracket there will be locking on the non-drive side of the bottom bracket. Thus, you should not have to take off the crankarm to get the image we need. Just tak the...
04-28-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 628
Posted By masi61

Even though the BB is sealed, if you are wanting...

Even though the BB is sealed, if you are wanting to service your bike and fully check out it's operation - I would suggest removing your cranks to clean them more thoroughly, then use the correct...
04-28-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 628
Posted By alcjphil

"Sealed" can mean several things when it comes to...

"Sealed" can mean several things when it comes to bottom brackets. I have seen regular cup and cone bottom brackets that had seals in the cups that would keep dirt out of the inner workings....
04-28-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 628
Posted By Iride01

There are some 7 speed cassettes. Someone a few...

There are some 7 speed cassettes. Someone a few days ago had an issue posted here. I thought he was mistaken when he referred to his as a cassette, but he was correct. However back then, I think that...
04-27-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By dedhed

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bop/d/chicago-2...

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bop/d/chicago-27-and-700c-single-rimstrying/7108068536.html

https://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/bop/d/westmont-mavic-ma-40-vintage-700c/7113510763.html
04-27-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By jlaw

Sometimes you can find decent used wheels with...

Sometimes you can find decent used wheels with lower spoke counts on CL - or call around to bike shops as they may have used wheels or 'take off' wheels that would more closely match your existing...
04-27-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By dedhed

Shifters, not RD. About $40 or less. Or more if...

Shifters, not RD.
About $40 or less. Or more if you wanted to try STI shifters....
04-21-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 853
Posted By hokiefyd

How basic are you looking? Bell sells ones that...

How basic are you looking? Bell sells ones that are fully functional for $10-15, seen on Amazon here (https://www.amazon.com/Bell-Dashboard-Cycling-Computer/dp/B083JXS3DT). I have a few of the...
04-01-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,697
Posted By sloar

The Best Bang For Your Buck Thread.

I was out this morning riding my Trek 420, I was amazed how smooth the ride was. Then I started thinking what a great bike for the very small amount of money I paid. There’s no way you can buy a new...
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