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02-20-24, 06:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 250
Posted By ScottCommutes

Warning - the words below are about finesse - not...

Warning - the words below are about finesse - not bicycles.

The most finesse repair job I can think of is a piano tuner. The basic idea is simple - put a wrench on a peg in a wooden block and...
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By seagrade

Five very fine racing frames, any of which could...

Five very fine racing frames, any of which could be built into a great retromod road bicycle.

Priorities vary, but I’d consider tyre clearance and frame weight as key factors. Having raced on...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-24, 06:21 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,599
Posted By Camilo

It enhances the experience of all 5 senses: ...

It enhances the experience of all 5 senses: Looks better, smells better, sounds better, feels better, and if you dare, tastes better. Even enhances the 6th sense because it just is better.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-24, 03:41 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,599
Posted By jonathanf2

Frame material doesn't matter. Immersive waxed...

Frame material doesn't matter. Immersive waxed chains are a universal upgrade that bike of all eras and price points can benefit from! :D
12-27-23, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By Crankycrank

Here's a chart that gives some shifter cable pull...

Here's a chart that gives some shifter cable pull amounts. Bicycle Cassettes & Drivetrains - Google Sheets...
11-30-23, 02:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,477
Posted By FBinNY

To make it as clear as possible. THERE IS NO...

To make it as clear as possible. THERE IS NO GAMBLE HERE.

It simply boils down to decision about your own obsessiveness, and how much you're willing to spend because of it.

If you're bugged,...
11-29-23, 03:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,477
Posted By FBinNY

The aluminum used in stems is relatively ductile,...

The aluminum used in stems is relatively ductile, and i wouldn't be concerned about the stem.

The real question depends on your intentions. If going back to 26.0 bars, you MAY (that's maybe,...
10-20-23, 07:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By soyabean

you've got rubbing and/or loose spokes. ...

you've got rubbing and/or loose spokes.

check spokes tension or re-true wheelset.
Replies: 14
Views: 1,001
Posted By Sedgemop

I don't think I'd let it go for less than $2000.

I don't think I'd let it go for less than $2000.
10-12-23, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By Russ Roth

Harry Havnoonian, that's the HH racing group...

Harry Havnoonian, that's the HH racing group logo. Being a small builder I'm guessing he farmed them out but last I checked he was still in business and you can give him a call.
10-11-23, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By top506

I have the same bike, 25.8 seatpost. Top

I have the same bike, 25.8 seatpost.

Top
10-09-23, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By dddd

I have a 1990 "753" Technium frame, parted from...

I have a 1990 "753" Technium frame, parted from their highest model (which also happened to be the lowest-priced bike having a full Dura-Ace STI gruppo that year at only $1995.00).

The seatpost is...
10-07-23, 09:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By jamesdak

Mine has what was the original (if I remember...

Mine has what was the original (if I remember correctly) Sakae 25.8 seatpost.

Here's the build thread on it in case any of that helps you.
...
09-29-23, 10:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 542
Posted By abdon

I don't think that's a crack, steel does not have...

I don't think that's a crack, steel does not have a cleavage where a crack would work so neatly. Looks more like when the metal was a sheet before getting the drops stamped out it got hit with the...
09-21-23, 09:15 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,333
Posted By Kabuto

11 speed chainrings will fit on a 9200 crank and...

11 speed chainrings will fit on a 9200 crank and work, but they'll look odd (odd parts cobbled together). I'd just use the 9200 crank with the 12 speed chain rings. As long as the FD is set up...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-23, 12:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,111
Posted By SwtBadger

Yes, I've had one fail. It didn't snap off, but...

Yes, I've had one fail. It didn't snap off, but rather slowly bent such that at first it was uncomfortable to ride and then impossible. At first thought it was an issue with my cleats. But after a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-23, 12:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,111
Posted By TMonk

mine did start to visibly separate as well. it...

mine did start to visibly separate as well. it wasn't catastrophic for me, but I imagine it could be if you like didn't notice
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-23, 11:52 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,111
Posted By Trakhak

Shimano is still honoring warranty replacements...

Shimano is still honoring warranty replacements of some triple crankset (I think) that was produced in the late '80s, so I would imagine that this recall is open-ended, too.
09-21-23, 11:17 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,333
Posted By indyfabz

Shoot, too. I have DA 9000 11 speed. It's from...

Shoot, too. I have DA 9000 11 speed. It's from 2016. however. Time to check.
09-21-23, 10:22 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,333
Posted By superdex

here, for the clicking-impaired: ...

here, for the clicking-impaired:


Shimano's release: https://bike.shimano.com/en-US/information/customer-services/recalls-and-repairs/11-speed-HOLLOWTECH-Road-Cranksets.html
09-21-23, 10:18 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,333
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Finally! Shimano recalls Dura Ace and Ultegra cranksets

https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/shimano-to-recall-680000-ultegra-and-dura-ace-cranksets-due-to-crash-risk/

Ultegra FC-6800, Dura-Ace FC-9000, Ultegra FC-R8000 and Dura-Ace FC-R9100 chainsets, as...
09-20-23, 06:24 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,718
Posted By noimagination

My wife and I ride our tandem, which has disk...

My wife and I ride our tandem, which has disk brakes and QR hubs. (Edit: standard drop-outs, i.e. not forward facing) So, we're talking a bike/rider system that's in the neighborhood of 350 lb. Zero...
09-14-23, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By Crankycrank

You can also make up your own fluid to break...

You can also make up your own fluid to break through the corrosion by mixing 50/50 Automatic Transmission Fluid and Acetone. Soaking in Vinegar also helps but may take a lot longer. As mentioned by...
09-11-23, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3,188
Views: 399,412
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I use Effetto Mariposa tape and don't leave a...

I use Effetto Mariposa tape and don't leave a gap. I've not had any issues removing the tire when I needed to.
08-22-23, 04:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 979
Posted By chaadster

Pirelli’s top tubular, P Zero Race SL use TPU...

Pirelli’s top tubular, P Zero Race SL use TPU tubes inside. It’s the tubular supplied to all their sponsored World Tour teams when not on tubeless. At over $100 per tubular, way more expensive than...
08-18-23, 11:07 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,715
Posted By Velo Mule

Here is the link to Roger's downloadable book. ...

Here is the link to Roger's downloadable book. Roger Musson Wheelbuilding (https://www.wheelpro.co.uk/wheelbuilding/book.php)

Most of the book is dedicated to wheel building with a section...
08-14-23, 05:09 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,715
Posted By Velo Mule

You don't need a great truing stand to build good...

You don't need a great truing stand to build good wheels. And you certainly don't need a great stand to true a wheel that is just out of true. Many people have built wheels using the bike frame as...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-23, 01:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,324
Posted By mattcalifornia

Those bars retailed for about $500 by themselves...

Those bars retailed for about $500 by themselves and are probably worth well over $100 on eBay also. As a parts bike, this bike could be very profitable if you decide not to ride it.
07-27-23, 08:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 871
Posted By J_Climacus

I've basically already decided to go with tape....

I've basically already decided to go with tape. Easy and less messy sound like great things to me!
07-27-23, 04:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 871
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

My recommendation would be to use the Mariposa...

My recommendation would be to use the Mariposa small (16mm) tape and the tubulars you like. It should fit on your rims perfectly.

In my experience, the base tape on tubulars is what needs to make...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-02-23, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 863
Posted By unterhausen

Because of that dent, that's a $100 frame in my...

Because of that dent, that's a $100 frame in my estimation. I don't know if it's going to fail because of it, but there is a distinct possibility
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-23, 10:50 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 15,457
Posted By himespau

Imagine you have a whole lot of high end rim...

Imagine you have a whole lot of high end rim brake wheels for a lot of different situations and don't want to have to replace them all. I suppose, if they're at least 10 years old you might have to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-23, 10:02 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 15,457
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Many years ago there was a rather popular video...

Many years ago there was a rather popular video posted on BF. Wish I could find it again. It's of a bike race down what seems to be an unfamiliar descent. There's an unexpected hairpin at the end of...
06-27-23, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 746
Posted By bulgie

I have melted out a few stems. The melting point...

I have melted out a few stems. The melting point of Al is low enough that the steel is not harmed, and it can be done quickly enough that the heat doesn't travel down and hurt the paint where it...
06-23-23, 07:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,047
Posted By Pedpole

Order placed

Thanks for all the advice I ordered a sram11-28 cassette and a new chain to try and will let you know how it works for me.
06-23-23, 07:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,457
Posted By JohnDThompson

Maybe this? ...

Maybe this?
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1322x924/12_bar_1464bb9525aded38d522663ab5294d07ab089db5.jpg
06-23-23, 05:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,457
Posted By smd4

They also came in slicks. I had them in 700c x...

They also came in slicks. I had them in 700c x 20. I think they had them in 19 too, but I never bit that bullet!
06-23-23, 05:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,457
Posted By seypat

I think the Conti Gran Prix Classic was the last...

I think the Conti Gran Prix Classic was the last gasp of the beautiful dark gummies. I have a couple of sets in reserve.
06-23-23, 05:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,457
Posted By smd4

I remember when the shop I worked in started...

I remember when the shop I worked in started carrying Continentals. They were so uniqueóno other tire even looked close.
06-23-23, 05:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,457
Posted By smd4

No, the earlier color was much more copper or...

No, the earlier color was much more copper or bronze colored. It was their trademark almost. The tires in post 19 have the darker color.

That color isnít bad (the Veloflexes I have now are...
06-23-23, 08:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,457
Posted By smd4

Continental used to make tires with that color...

Continental used to make tires with that color sidewall. Simply gorgeous. Then they went to all black. And I stopped buying Continental tires.
06-22-23, 10:43 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,282
Posted By Harold74

Thank you very much for your detailed, methodical...

Thank you very much for your detailed, methodical response. In particular, thanks for the confidence level that you expressed above. It takes some moxy to put a number to a contrarian opinion online....
06-22-23, 09:20 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,282
Posted By mpetry912

Right. I was going to get into a discussion of ...

Right. I was going to get into a discussion of concentration of stress loads, eleastic deformation vs. catastrophic failure, but why bother. Take a minisub ride and be happy

/markp
...
06-21-23, 07:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,394
Posted By CAT7RDR

If on a tight budget, look at fully rigid...

If on a tight budget, look at fully rigid mountain bikes from the 1990's or a hardtail that was converted at a later date.
06-18-23, 01:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,778
Posted By rosefarts

Iím not super impressed with road bike progress....

Iím not super impressed with road bike progress. E shifting is a game changer. Aside from that, itís not a huge deal. Remember that 20 years ago Shimano had 9 speeds and Campy had 10. American...
06-16-23, 02:23 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,920
Posted By wolfchild

I rarely get flats but if I do just replace the...

I rarely get flats but if I do just replace the tube and patch the other tube after I get home. I don't like patching tubes on the side of the road, it's a lot easier to just replace it and do the...
05-31-23, 02:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,803
Posted By mstateglfr

- Nostalgia - Easy maintenance - Fun project ...

- Nostalgia
- Easy maintenance
- Fun project
- Appearance
- Brand/model history

Not everyone rides with performance as the main motivator for equipment. This can be seen even with those who...
05-31-23, 10:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,803
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I don't think carbon fails catastrophically. It's...

I don't think carbon fails catastrophically. It's made up of many individual strands, If some strands break, it will flex, but other strands will still be holding the part together. It's unlikely...
05-31-23, 10:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,803
Posted By t2p

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x825/cde2e51d_e842_4668_b64f_3e7326e4cf2e_21e199f5d5c43828dbf4e3785d4d6d7a5b592b46.jpeg...
05-31-23, 09:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,803
Posted By Jughed

Its funny, when I bought my CAD3 in 1997+/- - the...

Its funny, when I bought my CAD3 in 1997+/- - the "bike people" gave me crap for buying a Crackendale. I guess some of the previous versions had issues... To date, that was the stiffest and fastest...
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