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sshakari 08-30-21 04:19 PM

Just put on a new stem on Canyon. The spacers below the stem are "spinning" when I turn them, which means the stem is not flush with spacers, should I make sure the stem is flush with spacers and they don't spin?

genejockey 08-30-21 04:23 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22207922)
It would be nice to find something that just needed mechanical work to make it driveable. I've had about 28 cars. Never has a Citroen, though. Had 2 Corvairs. (stock photo)
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8ec449cb51.jpg

Corvairs are cool, especially the later models with fully IRS instead of swing axles. The design is elegant and timeless.

genejockey 08-30-21 04:24 PM


Originally Posted by sshakari (Post 22207924)
Just put on a new stem on Canyon. The spacers below the stem are "spinning" when I turn them, which means the stem is not flush with spacers, should I make sure the stem is flush with spacers and they don't spin?

Insufficient preload?

sshakari 08-30-21 04:25 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22207931)
Insufficient preload?

not sure what that means, guessing I did not push the stem far enough down?

Velo Vol 08-30-21 04:36 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22207899)
I sometimes dream about owning an old car,

I have an old car; I do not have dreams about it.

Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22207902)
enjoy

That didn't answer the question.

big john 08-30-21 04:37 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22207910)
if you have some time to spare John check out Cold war motors on you tube. It's a guy in Alberta Canada and his buddies. He does some fantastic work. Get your car fix vicariously like I do now.

Spare time? I have nothing but time! Yeah, I enjoy watching some of that stuff. Some of the most interesting ones to me are the unusual stories. Like one I saw where they guy converted a 4x4 truck to a small diesel engine without spending a ton of money. He ended up with a work truck with good mileage. Of course, people on line ripped him for not building a fire breathing monster but I appreciated what he did and he got exactly the result he wanted.

big john 08-30-21 04:45 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22207929)
Corvairs are cool, especially the later models with fully IRS instead of swing axles. The design is elegant and timeless.

I had a gold 66, looked just like that picture. I wished it was a 4 speed instead of the Powerglide.

big john 08-30-21 04:47 PM


Originally Posted by sshakari (Post 22207935)
not sure what that means, guessing I did not push the stem far enough down?

You use the center bolt in the stem cap to tighten the preload. There's probably a video on You Tube.

BillyD 08-30-21 04:47 PM


Originally Posted by ksryder (Post 22207829)
I've always given people names for pets. A really nondescript name like Steve is for some reason funny when it's a dog. My first cat as an adult was George. Right now we also have Frank and Floyd (cats) and Marla (dog). It's always entertaining around here.

I once owned a big, intimidating snake called Norman. :lol:

genejockey 08-30-21 04:48 PM


Originally Posted by sshakari (Post 22207935)
not sure what that means, guessing I did not push the stem far enough down?

Something like that. The stem has to extend above the top of the steerer tube so that the top cap is actually pushing the stem down, putting load on the headset bearings before you tighten the bolts that clamp it to the steerer. But I don't think spinning spacers are diagnostic of insufficient preload. Lack of 'thunking' when you hold the front brake and rock the bike forward and back is what you're looking for.

And if you already knew this, I apologize. Hard to know what people know.

genejockey 08-30-21 04:54 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22207962)
Spare time? I have nothing but time! Yeah, I enjoy watching some of that stuff. Some of the most interesting ones to me are the unusual stories. Like one I saw where they guy converted a 4x4 truck to a small diesel engine without spending a ton of money. He ended up with a work truck with good mileage. Of course, people on line ripped him for not building a fire breathing monster but I appreciated what he did and he got exactly the result he wanted.

I watched a video last night where someone had converted a 72 Cit just like Dad's to fully electric, including an electric pump for the hydraulic system. I think it had a range of about 150 miles, between the batteries they put under the hood and under the back seat (where the gas tank was), and they said there's still room to add more in the trunk (which is cavernous)

big john 08-30-21 05:18 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22207991)
I watched a video last night where someone had converted a 72 Cit just like Dad's to fully electric, including an electric pump for the hydraulic system. I think it had a range of about 150 miles, between the batteries they put under the hood and under the back seat (where the gas tank was), and they said there's still room to add more in the trunk (which is cavernous)

Jay Leno featured some whiz kid who had converted some small car to all electric. It was quite impressive, I think he had received a grant of some kind to help pay for the batteries.

DougRNS 08-30-21 05:25 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22207961)
That didn't answer the question.

Not every question deserves an answer.

genejockey 08-30-21 05:34 PM

Wait - what was I thinking? $699 is still $700, plus shipping and tax takes it over $800. And that's just the frame! I'd have to be nuts!

LesterOfPuppets 08-30-21 05:41 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22208032)
Wait - what was I thinking? $699 is still $700, plus shipping and tax takes it over $800. And that's just the frame! I'd have to be nuts!

Yep, pretty nuts. I recently saw a Lightspeed with 9speed complete for $900.

genejockey 08-30-21 05:50 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22208042)
Yep, pretty nuts. I recently saw a Lightspeed with 9speed complete for $900.

I spent a little time looking into what it would cost to build it up. 14 years ago, it cost me a grand total of $2700 for the Battaglin, including the frame ($256) and repainting ($250). Trying to do that level of build today (Chorus) would be a lot more expensive.

Interesting psychological phenomenon, though, and I'm not sure whether it's just me or more general: I look at the $699 frame, and it seems more affordable than a $1200 bike.

LesterOfPuppets 08-30-21 05:51 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22208042)
Yep, pretty nuts. I recently saw a Lightspeed with 9speed complete for $900.

Ooh, it's still there. I should offer $666

https://images.craigslist.org/00c0c_...sf_600x450.jpg

bampilot06 08-30-21 05:53 PM


hence the large budget for the new bike.

bampilot06 08-30-21 05:54 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22207489)
Wrong airline poor bampilot06


correct airline.

I leave for the majors in Sept.

bampilot06 08-30-21 05:56 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22207736)
Having a cockpit seems redundant in this case.


Can’t say “cockpit” anymore.

bampilot06 08-30-21 05:57 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22207686)
I suppose the interesting question is, are pilots in short supply for companies like UPS, or only commercial passenger airlines?


Pilot shortage is across the board, UPS and Fed Ex I believe are in a better position because of the age of their pilots. They do not have a large amount retiring, but I could be wrong.

Eric F 08-30-21 05:58 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22208032)
Wait - what was I thinking? $699 is still $700, plus shipping and tax takes it over $800. And that's just the frame! I'd have to be nuts!

Considering your level of participation in these specific threads, I would say the possibility of being "nuts" is pretty high.

Eric F 08-30-21 05:59 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22208065)
Can’t say “cockpit” anymore.

Well...you probably shouldn't call someone that, at least.

genejockey 08-30-21 06:01 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22208057)
Ooh, it's still there. I should offer $666

https://images.craigslist.org/00c0c_...sf_600x450.jpg

It'd be a hell of a deal!

There's a 59cm Arenberg for $1K nearby, with 9 speed Ultegra and a triple, plus Thomson seatpost and stem. But I hear the Arenberg was designed to be flexy. And I'm a big boy.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...117ddc1b66.jpg

genejockey 08-30-21 06:02 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22208070)
Considering your level of participation in these specific threads, I would say the possibility of being "nuts" is pretty high.

Oh, that's a given. But am I that kind of nuts?


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