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05-23-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 69
Posted By easyupbug

Titanium cold setting

Grandson loves to ride my Litespeed Firenze when he visits and he got a too good price on one he could not pass up. Rear wheel tracking was just off the NDS stay, 4mm off center measured at the stay...
05-22-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 971
Posted By easyupbug

Same here, Litespeed and Habanero, cheap split...

Same here, Litespeed and Habanero, cheap split shims, lubed, and fitting the way too many 27.2 posts on my shelf.
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05-22-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 282
Posted By easyupbug

Park Tool HPG-1 would be considered NLGI 1 and...

Park Tool HPG-1 would be considered NLGI 1 and most marine grease (boat trailer grease) NLGI 2, slightly thicker not a problem.
05-19-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 282
Posted By easyupbug

The NLGI number of a grease is the relative...

The NLGI number of a grease is the relative hardness of lubricating greases. 000 is like oil and 1, 2 & 3 are common bearing greases. Industrial supply houses will have or should have NLGI up to 6,...
05-19-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By easyupbug

I would pester the shop where you got it, call...

I would pester the shop where you got it, call Cannondale as well and when nothing worked for me a little bit of valve grinding compound added to the carbon paste.
05-18-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 301
Posted By easyupbug

Agree with Crankycrank...

Agree with Crankycrank (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/crankycrank-151422.html), and while I have not seen it with bikes in industry we have had greases disagree with some carbon epoxies resins.
05-18-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By easyupbug

I'm with merziac...

I'm with merziac (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/merziac-425004.html), I have two frames done by a local frame builder at a reasonable cost on his Marchetti frame table and Laing fork table,...
05-17-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 291
Posted By easyupbug

Could not agree more, I have seen the aftermath...

Could not agree more, I have seen the aftermath of what was said to be a lazy shift drop a 10 speed chain between rings and the resulting fall damage was ugly.
05-15-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 670
Posted By easyupbug

I gave up on my cycling gloves and ended up with...

I gave up on my cycling gloves and ended up with anti-vibration gloves and they have helped especially in the hand with more arthritis.
05-15-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 776
Posted By easyupbug

Posting message to OP from a PM on gaps and...

Posting message to OP from a PM on gaps and photos as I can not get photos to post on the Message Board.
v8powerage (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/v8powerage-441144.html) Sorry about the...
05-15-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 776
Posted By easyupbug

Thanks, I appreciate learning of notable...

Thanks, I appreciate learning of notable exceptions. As you mention Trek, which I know something about as I have one, here is a quote from the Trek owners manual, with a link to the site, addressing...
05-15-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 291
Posted By easyupbug

I seem to remember the 9 speed and maybe 8 had a...

I seem to remember the 9 speed and maybe 8 had a bulge between pins, a extra step to form in manufacturing which when you make as many chains as they do the cost adds up fast and questionable value.
05-15-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 776
Posted By easyupbug

Yes, we do. In an effort to not confuse folks...

Yes, we do. In an effort to not confuse folks here is a good article done in association with Park Tools that will help:
www.cyclingnews.com news and analysis...
05-14-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 776
Posted By easyupbug

You will find as in Engineering and Cycling it is...

You will find as in Engineering and Cycling it is generally assumed torque specs are lubricated or thread locked, not dry, as seen in the above referenced Cinelli Manual above, other stem suppliers...
05-14-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 549
Posted By easyupbug

Clips

Clips
05-14-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By easyupbug

In an average year 1 to 3 Haboobs will move into...

In an average year 1 to 3 Haboobs will move into the Phoenix area. Storms usually last a few minutes to an hour and can be 1,000 feet high and miles long.
05-13-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 776
Posted By easyupbug

Wow, I got nothing. It had been so long I tried...

Wow, I got nothing. It had been so long I tried finding Frog instructions and found this:http://www.sjscycles.com/Instructions/Cinelli/Cinelli_Stems_Instructions.pdf
Written by lawyers, it actually...
05-13-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 776
Posted By easyupbug

"Spec" meaning exactly what Crankycrank...

"Spec" meaning exactly what Crankycrank (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/crankycrank-151422.html) said above, alternating torquing, gradually, and obviously greased, but I just pulled my cap off...
05-13-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3,550
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Views: 564,785
Posted By easyupbug

Thanks EddyR...

Thanks EddyR (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/eddyr-97159.html), I for one need reminders to avoid being cavalier when cycling.
05-12-22, 10:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 776
Posted By easyupbug

I have a custom with a frog and the two top bolts...

I have a custom with a frog and the two top bolts tension the bar with the lower bolt all being brought up to spec as I expected and is years in service....
05-12-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 710
Posted By easyupbug

I have now switched two bikes to 165mm from 172.5...

I have now switched two bikes to 165mm from 172.5 and 175 and now believe it has helped my rheumatoid arthritis in a knee headed for major work. At 72 no danger of me flexing a bottom bracket.
05-11-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 621
Posted By easyupbug

I have been clear in the OP's case he needs a new...

I have been clear in the OP's case he needs a new seal, a lubricant will not help him. That said in my discussion with smd4 (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/smd4-532054.html) on preventative...
05-11-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 621
Posted By easyupbug

Yes, i get very good life, does not take much. ...

Yes, i get very good life, does not take much. There are a lot possible failure modes for o-rings and bushings in industry but in a pump plunger or a chuck the likely failure mechanism I would say...
05-11-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 267,795
Posted By easyupbug

Hang in there, one of my Tommasini's was sold to...

Hang in there, one of my Tommasini's was sold to me as Tommaso at a very good price, when the decals are gone and the lug T remains it gets interesting.
05-11-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 621
Posted By easyupbug

Greases are made to very slightly expand most all...

Greases are made to very slightly expand most all o-rings materials for improved fit and service life but not repair a worn o-ring, if you use them periodically your o-rings will last much longer. ...
05-10-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,107
Posted By easyupbug

I would only recommend a tiny amount of this or...

I would only recommend a tiny amount of this or someones similar product: Dow Corning Molykote 55 Oring grease.
Manmade or natural rubber dry out and wear, this will help prevent that and on some...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 516,045
Posted By easyupbug

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1342/da7de21e_26fb_4efb_a124_3a9af4e8afa0_5186178f172f3be8da968f9ea36644c847d49395.jpeg
05-03-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 522
Posted By easyupbug

You must have missed his comment: " I could run...

You must have missed his comment: " I could run up and down all the gears with no problems.", which sounds like assessing the shifting to me.
05-03-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 522
Posted By easyupbug

I would ride that bike and assess shifting, no...

I would ride that bike and assess shifting, no worries.
05-02-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By easyupbug

Walmart, Ace Hardware, NAPA, Auto Zone, Home...

Walmart, Ace Hardware, NAPA, Auto Zone, Home Depot, it's all over down here.
05-02-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By easyupbug

https://netdna.coolthings.com/wp-content/uploads/2...

https://netdna.coolthings.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/randonneur-chair-3.jpg
05-02-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 377
Posted By easyupbug

Does not look good from here, sorry. Hopefully...

Does not look good from here, sorry. Hopefully your local shop should be able to help with a "expert" near as you need one I am afraid.
05-02-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By easyupbug

Down here in Southern AZ with 17 bikes and that...

Down here in Southern AZ with 17 bikes and that does not count the kids bikes for their visits what I use is what the RV folks down here use which is Aerospace 303 on the tires, keep them out of...
05-01-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By easyupbug

Nice when the Palo Verdes are blooming.

Nice when the Palo Verdes are blooming.
05-01-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 866
Posted By easyupbug

The chrome damage I am accustomed to with a...

The chrome damage I am accustomed to with a replacement of a Campagnolo dropout.
...
05-01-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,004
Posted By easyupbug

Far to many bikes for that Sy Reene...

Far to many bikes for that Sy Reene (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/sy-reene-400532.html), and I find paying very close attention to the drivetrain has many benefits.
04-30-22, 10:32 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,004
Posted By easyupbug

I find w/o sharp bends or weird ferrule angles my...

I find w/o sharp bends or weird ferrule angles my older groupsets get a couple years easy 7 -8,000 miles, in the newer internal shift under bar tape placement not as long, maybe half. For housing I...
04-30-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 918
Posted By easyupbug

Titanium workability varies with the grade, while...

Titanium workability varies with the grade, while low grades would file easily your crank bolts should be at least Grade 9 which will be hard on the file but work much like high strength steel.
04-29-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 590
Posted By easyupbug

Bearings with false brinelling (bearing damage...

Bearings with false brinelling (bearing damage looking much like brinelling but is not) is caused by fretting and can occur with corrosion so I agree with delbiker1 ...
04-28-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 218
Posted By easyupbug

I suppose if you are more discriminating than the...

I suppose if you are more discriminating than the average rider you might pick up shifting differences although I can not. I can say the Sram cassette might not be as smooth as I believe I hear more...
04-28-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 218
Posted By easyupbug

No, the Wheel set on this bike is a Mavic with...

No, the Wheel set on this bike is a Mavic with Shimano hub and cassette, also the reverse is true a Campagnolo wheel/cassette works find with a Shimano or Sram groupset.
04-28-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,190
Posted By easyupbug

72 and dealing with a knee since 1973. Latest...

72 and dealing with a knee since 1973. Latest help has come from reducing crank arm length. I always ran 172.5mm and a few 175mm and have moved several bikes down to 165mm and 160mm and they are...
04-27-22, 10:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 218
Posted By easyupbug

I can tell you that on a Chorus 2X11 groupset a...

I can tell you that on a Chorus 2X11 groupset a Campagnolo, Shimano and/or Sram work flawlessly, I have three.
04-26-22, 08:42 PM
04-26-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By easyupbug

Holy Smoke. Coming from MTB I know Jonnisnot was...

Holy Smoke. Coming from MTB I know Jonnisnot was very popular and worked but SRAM wants $12.95 for 20 ml tube on Amazon and on Amazon Sil-Glyde is $9.49 for 4 oz, making Jonnisnot $76.60 for 4 oz.!
04-26-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3,550
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 564,785
Posted By easyupbug

What I have seen some folks don't do themselves...

What I have seen some folks don't do themselves any favors in their youth and these comeback to impact how one feels about aging.
04-26-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 866
Posted By easyupbug

Beautiful work, lack of paint damage is amazing.

Beautiful work, lack of paint damage is amazing.
04-26-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By easyupbug

No both are good for plastics use, in very...

No both are good for plastics use, in very general terms all you need to do is try not to use a lube with a petroleum base (like typical lithium lubes) as it can accelerate the decay of your plastic...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By easyupbug

You might do better over on Classic and Vintage. ...

You might do better over on Classic and Vintage. I have seen that frame but with a chrome Precisia fork not black and IIRC it was a late 1990s.
04-20-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 565
Posted By easyupbug

I am not familiar with today's big box store...

I am not familiar with today's big box store bikes but would not doubt what you say for a second; as a Schwinn rider in the '50s I recall trying to help my buddy keep his JC Higgins on the road.
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