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01-20-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 160
Posted By icemilkcoffee

White bar tape will look great..... for two weeks.

White bar tape will look great..... for two weeks.
01-20-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 353
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Just sell the Nitto stem and buy a proper 22.0mm...

Just sell the Nitto stem and buy a proper 22.0mm stem. When you do something goofy like sanding down the stem, you ruin the resale value of the part. Nobody will want to buy something like that from...
01-19-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 628
Posted By icemilkcoffee

You don't even have to do that. You can swap in a...

You don't even have to do that. You can swap in a 7 sp freewheel and run it with 7 speed brifters.
01-18-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 399
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Yes the brifter will work with the 7 sp...

Yes the brifter will work with the 7 sp freewheel.
But you should be worried about the FD though. You need to replace the FD with a STI compatible road FD.
01-17-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 480
Posted By icemilkcoffee

You can also cross the shift cables both in front...

You can also cross the shift cables both in front of and behind the head tube. Such that right shifter still goes to the right cable stop and left shifter left cable stop.
Another alternative is to...
01-17-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 65,937
Views: 10,411,036
Posted By icemilkcoffee

61cm Ironman $160 ...

61cm Ironman $160
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01-17-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 65,937
Views: 10,411,036
Posted By icemilkcoffee

$400 Look ...

$400 Look
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01-17-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 287
Posted By icemilkcoffee

You can do index shifting with the 7 sp...

You can do index shifting with the 7 sp freewheel. Either Shimano SIS index shifting or Brifter shifting. Both perfectly compatible with the 7 speed freewheel.
01-17-22, 12:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 204
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Nothing wrong with wanting to tinker! These 26"...

Nothing wrong with wanting to tinker! These 26" wheels with 135mm spacing are extremely common. You can easily find these on Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace and your local bike co-ops. Tinker...
01-16-22, 01:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 473
Posted By icemilkcoffee

That is awesome! These should be put on Velobase...

That is awesome! These should be put on Velobase where more people can access them
01-13-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,869
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Do go on. Do you have any Crr numbers from...

Do go on. Do you have any Crr numbers from different pressures or different tire widths for comparison?
01-12-22, 11:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,690
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Fuji had some sweet crackle paint jobs too: ...

Fuji had some sweet crackle paint jobs too:
Fuji Tiara
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Fuji Team...
01-12-22, 11:20 PM
Replies: 65,937
Views: 10,411,036
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Bianchi Volpe $198 ...

Bianchi Volpe $198
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01-12-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 65,937
Views: 10,411,036
Posted By icemilkcoffee

You should start a new thread to share your...

You should start a new thread to share your stories on these curve seat tube beauties. I really hope to get my hands on one of these.
01-12-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Can you explain how it fails the other 25% of the...

Can you explain how it fails the other 25% of the time? As mentioned above, the 5700 shifters have a lot of cable friction and tends to be kind of vague feeling. Provided the shifters are not gunked...
01-11-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 579
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The thing I dislike about Campy brifters on...

The thing I dislike about Campy brifters on classic bikes, is that they all have hidden aero (under bar tape) shift cables. They exit from the bar tape and then have to make a sharp 90 degree turn to...
01-11-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 579
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Do you have all the other parts on hand, aside...

Do you have all the other parts on hand, aside from the brifters? You would need a wheel with a Campy cassette hub, and those are not as easy to find as Shimano hub wheels. There is a 50/50 chance...
01-10-22, 11:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 625
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I would keep it as original as possible. I would...

I would keep it as original as possible. I would modernize it by swapping in 600 6400 dual pivot brakes , FD6401 STI compatible FD, and 2x7 speed RSX brifters . I would keep the original wheels and...
01-10-22, 11:40 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,637
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I try to keep groupsets intact. And there are...

I try to keep groupsets intact. And there are three things I will never put on my classic bikes : threadless stems, black groupsets, and black spokes.
01-10-22, 10:45 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,869
Posted By icemilkcoffee

that sounds like a rather expensive joy. Not to...

that sounds like a rather expensive joy. Not to mention having to carry a bulky spare tubular tire around.
01-10-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,740
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Well, I guess this answered the OP's original...

Well, I guess this answered the OP's original question. The best type of bike for a 100m sprint race would be a BMX bike!
01-10-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 698
Posted By icemilkcoffee

A pickup truck is best. Especially if you have...

A pickup truck is best. Especially if you have mountain bikes. You don't want to get all the dirt and mud inside your car.
01-10-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,740
Posted By icemilkcoffee

'If it's such a great idea how come nobody's done...

'If it's such a great idea how come nobody's done it before' is not a good argument in general. They didn't have 50m swim races before the 1988 Olympics neither. Now it is a regular event and now...
01-09-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 65,937
Views: 10,411,036
Posted By icemilkcoffee

54cm Miyata 912(?) with Superbe Pro groupset....

54cm Miyata 912(?) with Superbe Pro groupset. $350
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01-07-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 421
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I doubt anyone makes a 27" tubeless tire...

I doubt anyone makes a 27" tubeless tire though.
01-05-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 481
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The VO looks nice and classic, but 638g? Yeeech!

The VO looks nice and classic, but 638g? Yeeech!
01-05-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,283
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Get rid of those and you'll be all good!

Get rid of those and you'll be all good!
01-04-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The length of the cable housing is important. If...

The length of the cable housing is important. If it's too short or too long it will tend to push the brakes one way or the other.
01-02-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By icemilkcoffee

3x front derailleurs are touchy enough to set up,...

3x front derailleurs are touchy enough to set up, and 7 speed chains are cheap enough, that I would not waste time trying to make it work with a 9 speed chain.
01-02-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 727
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Another way to free up gunked up brifters is...

Another way to free up gunked up brifters is warmth. Either from setting the brifters in the sun or with a heat gun. Once the brifters frees up you can douse it with wd40 and then lube with...
12-31-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 654
Posted By icemilkcoffee

You mean the more expensive frame is heavier? Why...

You mean the more expensive frame is heavier? Why would you pay more for a heavier frame?
12-31-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,969
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Is it gospel truth that you canít shift under...

Is it gospel truth that you canít shift under load? The idea behind Shimano HG cassettes is that the cogs are oriented such that the chain rides on two cogs simultaneously during the shift. So in...
12-31-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 332
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Iím not sure if they ever made the FD1056 in the...

Iím not sure if they ever made the FD1056 in the 31.8 clamp size. What you can do is get the FD1056 with braze-on mount and a 31.8mm braze-on adapter.
12-31-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Iím surprised the bike weighs in at under 22lb...

Iím surprised the bike weighs in at under 22lb when the frame itself was 5.5lb.
12-31-21, 12:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 623
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Yeah. Iíve been trying to use a paint brush to...

Yeah. Iíve been trying to use a paint brush to touch up the metallic blue paint on my Nishiki Aero II, and the results are horrendously bad because I can never get all the colors and metal flakes...
12-27-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,849
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Bottomfeeder- scrounger- hoarder

Bottomfeeder- scrounger- hoarder
12-23-21, 12:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 378
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I bought mine used for $10. Truth be told I am...

I bought mine used for $10. Truth be told I am not a big fan of the push-on type pump head on the Silca. I find it to be fussier to twist and push on than the usual flip-up lever type head found on...
12-16-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 803
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I need that for my local MUP

I need that for my local MUP
12-15-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,436
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Whichever is in stock.

Whichever is in stock.
12-14-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 511
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The thin flange hub bodies are for road and thick...

The thin flange hub bodies are for road and thick flange for MTB, as far as I can surmise.
For the OP though- what exactly are you trying to accomplish here? Do you just want 8 cogs in the back? If...
12-13-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By icemilkcoffee

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/rinard/weights.htm#cl...

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/rinard/weights.htm#clincherrims
12-13-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,730
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The problem is that Ti has a tendency to...

The problem is that Ti has a tendency to self-weld when you clamp two pieces of Ti together.
Whereas my understanding is that Ti does not have a big problem with galvanic corrosion with other metals.
12-13-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,291
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Iíve had Tange Prestige, Tange 1 and Tange 2...

Iíve had Tange Prestige, Tange 1 and Tange 2 bikes and I can say for a fact that the Tange 2 bike is more comfy than the Tange 1 and the Tange 1 more than the Prestige. By the way the Tange 2 bike...
12-10-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 925
Posted By icemilkcoffee

"What do you mean? It is perfectly logical to put...

"What do you mean? It is perfectly logical to put bicycles under 'Hobbies' along with Auto parts." -Mark Zuckerberg
12-09-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 925
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Facebook has the absolute crappiest search engine...

Facebook has the absolute crappiest search engine known to man. And nobody knows how to measure a bike frame. But you do find good deals there.
Craigslist is great. Sellers are typically more...
12-09-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,342
Posted By icemilkcoffee

If it has a Shimano cassette hub that would...

If it has a Shimano cassette hub that would definitely be a plus. Cassette hubs are stronger than the freewheel hubs and allow you to put more modern drivetrains on there as well. Also does the...
12-08-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By icemilkcoffee

That's an amazing find! By the way, Mikashima =...

That's an amazing find!
By the way, Mikashima = MKS

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12-08-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,730
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I wonder if silicone bar tape will protect the...

I wonder if silicone bar tape will protect the bars against this? I think silicone is generally closed cell and water-tight.
12-07-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,688
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I would buy a new Shimano 6speed freewheel...

I would buy a new Shimano 6speed freewheel instead of some used vintage ones. It's hard to judge wear on freewheel cogs.
According to Shimano's docs anything with small cog >=13T and large cog <=32t...
12-06-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,331
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Modolo Twin 777 ...

Modolo Twin 777
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