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Forum: BMX
09-06-20, 03:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By canopus

Get 10 posts (go say hi in the new sections) ...

Get 10 posts (go say hi in the new sections) then post some pics!
Forum: BMX
09-06-20, 03:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By canopus

I tried to love those smaller Shimano's, we...

I tried to love those smaller Shimano's, we called them the SX pedal BITD, but I had big feet by then and just went to the DX. Gotta keep in mind the axle swap, nice tip. I have a current set of...
09-03-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 648
Posted By canopus

They are just inexpensive cantilever brakes. If...

They are just inexpensive cantilever brakes. If you are trying to replace the pads, they might come apart when removed and allow you to find/replace pads only. If not you will probably need to...
09-03-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By canopus

The rust on the axle nuts will cause them to...

The rust on the axle nuts will cause them to fail, break and fall off, which in turn will allow your wheel to fall off the bike and cause you great bodily harm. I will send a self addressed postage...
08-24-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 164
Posted By canopus

WTB: Park HHP-1

Looking for an HHP-1 if someone is looking to offload. Thanks!
08-19-20, 01:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,323
Posted By canopus

if this is at the bb only then you should be...

if this is at the bb only then you should be good. but remember they may get banged up while in the shop so if you care about keeping them as is you might go ahead and remove them. At the very least...
08-18-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 541
Posted By canopus

Another option is, IF you are not into saving the...

Another option is, IF you are not into saving the BB spindle, just cut off the spindle behind the crank arms. Then you can press the bits out of the arms later and remove the BB from the frame. A...
08-17-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By canopus

You'll have to look closely at the bio pace...

You'll have to look closely at the bio pace triples on eBay. Most of them, and really most bio pace from the 80's-90's came on Mountain bikes so most of the cranks are 175's, not 170 like most road...
08-14-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By canopus

Just so I am understanding everything you've...

Just so I am understanding everything you've tried I want to repeat it back:
You're original Speedster with 26 X 1 3/8", S5 rims - the rims are worn and you recently acquired a ladies bike with the...
08-13-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By canopus

I still don't own a specific bike bearing press....

I still don't own a specific bike bearing press. As an ex-auto 'chanic I have a lot of sockets I use for that particular need. You can flip the seals off a sealed bearing but you have to be real...
08-12-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 774
Posted By canopus

That is attractive and really looks like it was...

That is attractive and really looks like it was made by a machinist or someone who dabbled in it... a lot.
Forum: BMX
08-12-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By canopus

Time to work on the '83 PL-20...

I finally pulled my '83 PL-20 out of its 13yr storage in a trailer in a field. That's a bad place to be if your a steel bike. I threw this bike together after my original Reynolds 531 SE Quadangle...
08-12-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 774
Posted By canopus

I had used a Hozan stand for so long that I had a...

I had used a Hozan stand for so long that I had a hard time working on my Minoura and discounted the Park because they didn't swivel side to side. Weird I know, but I have found I need that swivel to...
Forum: BMX
08-12-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By canopus

Post your pedals... or Pedal diversion...

Just because a friend of mine is going through his old BMX stuff and I finally pulled out my Redline from storage to save it from rust. We got to talking about pedals. I loved the old KKT's because...
Forum: BMX
08-12-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 655
Posted By canopus

I remember Mike Dominguez, he was big then, great...

I remember Mike Dominguez, he was big then, great rider. I was more into the air guys. I have a flatlander friend that would probably remember the others.
08-12-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 774
Posted By canopus

I saw one of the OP stands go up a little while...

I saw one of the OP stands go up a little while ago on the 'bay.. I looked up the patent and it was fun reading that.



Looks similar to a Minoura I sold long ago like in this thread...
08-12-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By canopus

Yeah, the ISO 590 tire is the british standard it...

Yeah, the ISO 590 tire is the british standard it will be to tight, You definitely need the ISO 597 tire. The other option is to do what smontanaro did and lace up some SUN CR-18's in the ISO 590...
08-11-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By canopus

Yeah I just found that one and the rim dent...

Yeah I just found that one and the rim dent tool... Got them in a few weeks ago.
08-11-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,368
Posted By canopus

Due to the sharp crease at the top and bottom of...

Due to the sharp crease at the top and bottom of the crimp, that is what makes it no bueno and subject developing a crack in the tube eventually. Will it do it immediately? probably not. Is it...
08-11-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By canopus

This is trying to adjust to the axle length....

This is trying to adjust to the axle length. Don't do this. If you didn't touch/move/loosen the drive side cones on the axle then no need to worry about the axle (as others have said, you have enough...
08-11-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By canopus

I just put some Kendas on the better 1/2's...

I just put some Kendas on the better 1/2's Breeze. Blew the tire off and blew the tube from not paying attention when it started popping the bead. 1 Tube later they are staying put and run true. They...
08-11-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,587
Posted By canopus

I once tensioned an ACS Z Wheel by feel, the same...

I once tensioned an ACS Z Wheel by feel, the same as I did the aluminum rims before we got a tensionometer. It was perfect... then I went put the tire on. It wouldn't hold the tire bead because the...
08-10-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 801
Posted By canopus

I have always ridden dominate hand for front...

I have always ridden dominate hand for front brake. In my case that puts the rear on the left. I always ignore the CPSC.
08-10-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 58,310
Views: 8,516,224
Posted By canopus

https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/d/huntsville-19...

https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/d/huntsville-1970-schwinn-15-paramount/7159396915.html1970 Schwinn P-15 paramount - $1200 (Huntsville)Original Campy triple...
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08-10-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By canopus

So let it knock and clunk (although I wouldn't...

So let it knock and clunk (although I wouldn't expect that description in terms that strong from a new FW and it should stop while your pedaling) till you figure out what count you want... then go...
08-10-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By canopus

Should work as long as it fits with the hub...

Should work as long as it fits with the hub spacing. You will have to adjust the rear der. and some may not drop low enough to reach the lowest cog, you just have to try it. Your going to run as...
08-10-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 664
Posted By canopus

Are you running a triple? where is the chain line...

Are you running a triple? where is the chain line here? Full side pic maybe? and do you wax your chain?
BTW, love the color and polish...
08-10-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 664
Posted By canopus

The cogs are an optical illusion. The cogs look a...

The cogs are an optical illusion. The cogs look a little worn to me. I would try a different freewheel and see. The KMC chain is nice but I have found a NOS Sedis works wonders if you can find one. A...
08-08-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By canopus

Its called centering the brake. You center it via...

Its called centering the brake. You center it via the pivot bolt and tightening/moving the recessed nut as surferosa said. A cone wrench would work, the OBW-4, anything really that fits the slots on...
08-08-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By canopus

They pretty much adjust the same. They can...

They pretty much adjust the same. They can usually handle a little more preload than round bearings but I wouldn't put it in if not needed. There is nothing really different about them. I am not...
08-08-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,929
Posted By canopus

I'm gonna say no on the 32's, even with dimpling....

I'm gonna say no on the 32's, even with dimpling. You may be able to get them in if the tire is deflated and you dimpled the frame but why? And then it still probably won't clear the fork. Maybe...
08-08-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,323
Posted By canopus

It's a chromoly frame people, not a space craft...

It's a chromoly frame people, not a space craft that may explode... It was joined with welding, it can be fixed with welding. The Gary Littlejohn I have was the shop bike. we had a road racer fellow...
08-07-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,194
Posted By canopus

Remembrance being fickle.. Trek started to move...

Remembrance being fickle.. Trek started to move away from hand/silver brazing around '79/'80 I believe, depending on the model. They had to start modernizing and using automated processes to keep up...
08-06-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By canopus

:crash::deadhorse:

:crash::deadhorse:
08-06-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 829
Posted By canopus

You can change a lot of stuff, that's why some of...

You can change a lot of stuff, that's why some of our bike are over 80 years old. Question is should you? Most of us do the work ourselves so we get better parts and little/no labor costs tied in. ...
08-06-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 434
Posted By canopus

Pinch flats or "Snakebites" are just a tube that...

Pinch flats or "Snakebites" are just a tube that got pinched between the rim and tire and are usually the result of low air pressure combined with a jolt to the wheel from hitting a curb, bump or...
08-06-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By canopus

Mavic lists the ERD on their product webpages,...

Mavic lists the ERD on their product webpages, use that number. You shouldn't have to add to it, so you would enter 605..

Now I will say it may help to measure your actual rim and not what the...
08-05-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 947
Posted By canopus

Wife rode this for a while (headtube crack). ...

Wife rode this for a while (headtube crack). After you drill the end of the crack it will stop spreading. You may have to remove paint to verify the real end of the crack.
...
08-05-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 502
Posted By canopus

You connect the master link through the chain...

You connect the master link through the chain like normal making sure it is pushed through the chain completely. Hold the outer plate against the master link, usually aligning one hole with a pin on...
08-03-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By canopus

Another option is to find a different 10s...

Another option is to find a different 10s brifter/s and use a shiftmate (http://www.jtekengineering.com/) to adapt it to your cassette.
08-03-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By canopus

By them NOS/used...

By them NOS/used (https://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-Ultegra-6700-10-Speed-Road-Shifters-Set-6999/193610670547?hash=item2d141861d3:g:bsgAAOSwUhdfKF2q), look for the broken part under any rock......
08-02-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,174
Posted By canopus

Great find. Let me know if you don't want the...

Great find. Let me know if you don't want the handlebar bag rack(red rubber).. I would love to find one of those to replace the clamped one I use.
08-02-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,102
Posted By canopus

Yeah, where I live, if I get hit, I just wear a...

Yeah, where I live, if I get hit, I just wear a construction vest so they can find the body in the weeds. Besides, if you get hit, chances are real good you aren't gonna be able to find or crawl or...
08-02-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,102
Posted By canopus

Hmmm. When were bikes created? Cell phones? ...

Hmmm. When were bikes created? Cell phones? What's the question again?
08-02-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By canopus

Looks like a 34 large cog in the rear... and a 7s...

Looks like a 34 large cog in the rear... and a 7s freewheel. Is it a 34t cog? Is it friction or indexed? It looks like the derailleur can't handle the cog. Looks like the wheel is shoved all the...
08-02-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 647
Posted By canopus

I just converted my '81 Trek 710 to VO touring...

I just converted my '81 Trek 710 to VO touring bars (think Raleigh 3 speed). But it is old and has downtime shifters. I do have some flat bar 10s Veloce brake/shifters I am going to try on my '84...
08-02-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By canopus

Pictures would help. How is the chain length? ...

Pictures would help. How is the chain length? Do you think these are the original parts or were they maybe changed out during its life? Is it a cassette or a freewheel? Maybe a larger rear tooth...
08-02-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 677
Posted By canopus

No reason you can't do it as long as the...

No reason you can't do it as long as the chainring bolts still fit through both chainrings, the washer and the spider to keep them aligned concentrically to the spider. But if you do have issues you...
08-02-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 443
Posted By canopus

You could probably get anything (new, old, used)...

You could probably get anything (new, old, used) in a middle or long cage and it would work fine for 5s friction shifting. Chances are real good you could reuse the hanger you have there on your...
07-31-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 574
Posted By canopus

Just cleaning/wiping paint, I use an automotive...

Just cleaning/wiping paint, I use an automotive Quick Detailer sprayed on a microfiber towel. If I need to remove grease/grime/rust then WD-40 and a soft toothbrush if needed. If I need to shine...
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