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09-09-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By merlinrkd

M1000 possible frame cracks

A friend just picked up a Cannondale M1000. It has a 1" steerer so it's older than my 1993 M1000 with the larger steerer. When I bought mine in '93' the shop honestly mentioned the issue of frame...
07-03-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 631
Posted By merlinrkd

This is my grab and run a quick errand bike of...

This is my grab and run a quick errand bike of the 4 I have. Used sporadically. My 2 road bikes have latex tubes so pumping is a daily deal. The Conley front wheel can go for a couple months. I'm...
07-03-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 631
Posted By merlinrkd

The stem was completely under water in the sink....

The stem was completely under water in the sink. Neve saw a bubble. That was fully inflated inside the tire.
07-03-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 631
Posted By merlinrkd

Can't find the leak

Feeling dumb about this. Been fixing flats tires for 50+ years but this one isn't getting resolved. Recent 90's Conley MTB. Very clean. Deore components. Came with very recent Kenda tubes and Komfort...
06-11-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,468
Posted By merlinrkd

The side walk video isn't legal in California. ...

The side walk video isn't legal in California. As Joe describes above the California vehicle code states a bicycle must operate just like a car. Use arm signals for turning, ride with traffic etc....
Forum: Framebuilders
05-18-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 799
Posted By merlinrkd

Good tip. I was doing my brazing/soldering in...

Good tip. I was doing my brazing/soldering in the early 80's I lived in Modesto CA. I got silver solder and low fuming bronze rod locally. I could buy single sticks!! I used to have white flux but...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-18-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 799
Posted By merlinrkd

Added note. The job is growing. Checked the fork...

Added note. The job is growing. Checked the fork dropouts. More Bondo under the paint hiding the lack of bronze filling the joint.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-18-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 799
Posted By merlinrkd

Thanks for the help.I'm soaking the joint in some...

Thanks for the help.I'm soaking the joint in some diluted pool acid

In looking thru my toolbox I have a jar of NOKORODE paste flux. Does that sound appropriate for bronze rod? It's very dark...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-17-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 799
Posted By merlinrkd

Columbus SL Frame-Loose rear dropout

I have a home built Columbus frame. Builder unknown. Rumored to have been built by a wealthy man's teenage son. Circa 1980's. Has the rifled steerer tube. Columbus dropouts, Cinelli BB. Cinelli...
04-20-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By merlinrkd

3/4" grips-Specialized Crossroads-options?

Working on a 21 speed Specialized Crossroads hybrid. Presumably an early 90's model. The right shifter had gummed up and I took it off to soak in solvent. I was surprised to find the handlebar grips...
11-05-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,154
Posted By merlinrkd

I'm messing with several 90's 3X7 mountain bikes....

I'm messing with several 90's 3X7 mountain bikes. Still original Deore setups. They came with a 122.5 BB. 135mm rear spacing. I think the 122.5 is too long. That's just from eyeballing the chain line...
10-10-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By merlinrkd

What icon? Where? What is done with it? ...

What icon? Where? What is done with it?

I've searched for computer directions. I don't see clear recipes that describe a step by step recipe that goes from point A to point B. They all assume...
10-10-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By merlinrkd

I'd post pics if I knew how.

I'd post pics if I knew how.
10-10-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By merlinrkd

That sounds like an excellent plan. Now to find...

That sounds like an excellent plan. Now to find that long Allen wrench the came with my Specialized air/oil fork in the id 90's.
10-10-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By merlinrkd

Haven't torn it down. that's helpful. Additional...

Haven't torn it down. that's helpful. Additional note is that the the brake cable brace at the fork crown is labeled 'Tange USA'
10-10-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By merlinrkd

Conley Mtb-Tange 90's - Fork Repair

Was at the local thrift store looking for housewares. Saw a mountain bike that looked clean. On close inspection it was obviously a garage queen. Deore DX 7 speed components setup. Just labeled...
10-07-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By merlinrkd

That looks exactly right! And yes I do have a...

That looks exactly right! And yes I do have a bucket of the common 8X1.25 from my Saab days. I'll have to safari around town for 1.0mm.
10-07-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By merlinrkd

Square taper BB spindle Female threads

I have a wrecked Specialized aluminum frame. I'm trying to extract the Shimano square tapered BB cartridge. The lock rings are chewed up so I'm not confident I can get a secure bite with the lock...
08-11-19, 11:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,207
Posted By merlinrkd

I looked into taking a dog on a plane. The...

I looked into taking a dog on a plane. The airlines said the baggage compartment has the same environment as the cabin. Many dogs travel in baggage. Even champion dogs the are going to a show.
Replies: 6
Views: 777
Posted By merlinrkd

Vitus 979 frame

I have a Vitus frame and fork. Measures 21.5" from the center of the BB to top of the seat tube. Don't see any damage. The rear brake cable is hidden in the top tube. Came with a Japanese seat post....
07-10-19, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By merlinrkd

I think I'll just put it back to a 6 speed with...

I think I'll just put it back to a 6 speed with DT shifters
07-08-19, 11:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By merlinrkd

The next suspect is the chain. It appears the...

The next suspect is the chain. It appears the upgrade didn't include the chain. The chain looks like the OE 6 speed. I'll check further tomorrow.
07-08-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By merlinrkd

Sora compatible with Tiagra

Just picked up a '88' Centurion Accordo that has a replacement drivetrain. It has Sora Flight Deck 8spd triple STI shifters. The rear derailleur is a Tiagra medium cage that says 9speed on the jockey...
07-02-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By merlinrkd

I have the Suntour DT cable stop. Just don't have...

I have the Suntour DT cable stop. Just don't have the cable stop with the adjusters. If I wasn't so lazy I'd braze on some Campy bosses. But then there's paint issue. .........
07-02-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By merlinrkd

8 speed barcons

Hi, brand new here. I'm setting up a Performance Blue Ridge.My components are fairly vintage. The frame lacks DT bosses for the shifter cables so for simplicity I'd like to use my Shimano 8spd bar...
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