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11-26-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 794
Posted By smd4

If the shoe fits…

If the shoe fits…
11-26-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 794
Posted By smd4

Perhaps. Doesn’t change the fact that it looks...

Perhaps. Doesn’t change the fact that it looks stupid.
11-26-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 794
Posted By smd4

It just looks stupid. I wouldn’t close it in that...

It just looks stupid. I wouldn’t close it in that position even if I was just working on it.
11-26-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 794
Posted By smd4

Why would anyone ever tighten their front QR with...

Why would anyone ever tighten their front QR with the lever in that position??
11-26-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 794
Posted By smd4

Effectively negating the “quick release” function...

Effectively negating the “quick release” function entirely.
11-25-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,585
Posted By smd4

I’ve already mentioned the dust cap branding, but...

I’ve already mentioned the dust cap branding, but it looks like the crank bolts are Titanium too. Stunning. I don’t think we’ll see the likes of parts like these again.
11-25-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 794
Posted By smd4

A safety feature? Please. They’re annoying....

A safety feature? Please. They’re annoying. Filing them off makes removing the front wheel less annoying. There is simply no need for them unless you have no clue how to properly operate a quick...
11-24-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 317
Posted By smd4

That’s pretty much what I thought, but I wanted...

That’s pretty much what I thought, but I wanted to confirm with you guys.
11-24-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 317
Posted By smd4

I don’t want to remove any anodizing. I was...

I don’t want to remove any anodizing. I was wondering if it might be possible to get a higher shine on some of my standard DA 7700 parts to more closely match the 25th Anniversary parts I have...
11-24-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 317
Posted By smd4

Thanks everyone. I don’t want to remove the...

Thanks everyone. I don’t want to remove the anodizing. I don’t think I’ll be able to get the shine I’m looking for unless I remove it.
11-24-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 496
Posted By smd4

Luck? Over 10 years? Nah. Just skill.

Luck? Over 10 years? Nah. Just skill.
11-23-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 146
Posted By smd4

You really thought your daughter would be going...

You really thought your daughter would be going fast enough on, what, a 16 inch bike, and could squeeze the lever hard enough on a toy rim brake to lock the front wheel and launch her? Hoo boy…
11-23-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 496
Posted By smd4

In 10 years of professional wrenching, I had...

In 10 years of professional wrenching, I had never banged my knuckles on a chainring while trying to remove a pedal. I suppose for home mechanics without a stand it’s a pretty good common-sense idea.
11-23-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 496
Posted By smd4

Ok, I‘ll bite: Why??

Ok, I‘ll bite: Why??
11-23-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 139
Posted By smd4

Or even better, a Silca!

Or even better, a Silca!
11-23-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 496
Posted By smd4

No, there isn’t an extra lock.

No, there isn’t an extra lock.
11-22-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,585
Posted By smd4

Yeah, I’ve got that page saved as a favorite. It...

Yeah, I’ve got that page saved as a favorite. It had the first pics where I really noticed the polished brake shoe holders and quick releases, and was really smitten with those features. A beautiful...
11-22-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 317
Posted By smd4

Thanks.

Thanks.
11-22-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 317
Posted By smd4

Polishing clear anodizing?

Is it possible to lightly polish clear anodizing without going through it? Would it even be noticeable?
11-22-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 322
Posted By smd4

Still don't understand the clicking, even with...

Still don't understand the clicking, even with sticky pivots. Sounded like you were moving an indexed shift lever.
11-21-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 322
Posted By smd4

What’s with all that clicking when you manually...

What’s with all that clicking when you manually move the arm??
11-20-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 594
Posted By smd4

I have one bike and only run 7400/7700 Dura Ace,...

I have one bike and only run 7400/7700 Dura Ace, so I don’t have to worry about compatibility issues. When I need to replace a part, I hit eBay, like a lot of folks here.
11-19-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 563
Posted By smd4

:wtf:

:wtf:
11-19-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,585
Posted By smd4

I admit I’m a sucker for the branding/lettering...

I admit I’m a sucker for the branding/lettering on the crank dust caps. I’m trying to find an aftermarket set. I’ve been able to get a 25 th Anniversary rear derailleur, brakeset and some headset...
11-19-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 563
Posted By smd4

Even the ones you guys think look cool are...

Even the ones you guys think look cool are ridiculous looking.
11-18-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 346
Posted By smd4

Exactly. Although I have zero experience with...

Exactly. Although I have zero experience with carbon fiber, so I might use a torque wrench in those applications.
11-18-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 296
Posted By smd4

I've never run short of bar tape, no matter what...

I've never run short of bar tape, no matter what brand I've used. Always have enough left over to cut diagonally to match the wrap. Bottom to top, always for me.
11-18-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By smd4

I definitely think it's cultish to call Shimano...

I definitely think it's cultish to call Shimano 600 Ultegra parts "Tri-color."
11-18-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,781
Posted By smd4

More importantly, is the label on the drive side?

More importantly, is the label on the drive side?
11-16-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,362
Posted By smd4

Most definitely yes. :rolleyes:

Most definitely yes.


:rolleyes:
11-16-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 368
Posted By smd4

Ok, I see what you’re saying. I was confused...

Ok, I see what you’re saying. I was confused because I have the aero version of the DA post (7400 B), and on that version the head and post are one piece.
11-16-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 368
Posted By smd4

I do wonder what got so worn on that post that...

I do wonder what got so worn on that post that the clamp was allowed to swivel?
11-16-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 376
Posted By smd4

I like those better than what's on there!

I like those better than what's on there!
11-16-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,063
Posted By smd4

I don't think so. A bicycle isn't just a set of...

I don't think so. A bicycle isn't just a set of frame dimensions; it's the sum-total of the frame and the included components. I would never consider a bike with flat bars and steel rims to be sport...
11-15-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,063
Posted By smd4

You guys are free to call penny farthings and...

You guys are free to call penny farthings and unicycles “sport tourers” if you want. Who am I to stop you? But just about everyone who grew up with sport tourers during their heyday will be laughing...
11-15-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,063
Posted By smd4

I personally refer to the Bicycling magazine...

I personally refer to the Bicycling magazine description from a 1985 book called “Bicycle Touring.” See what I wrote above re the Centurion Lemans. Two chainrings, aluminum wheels, what “could...
11-15-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,063
Posted By smd4

So? I couldn’t give two craps what anybody rides....

So? I couldn’t give two craps what anybody rides. I don’t think of bikes with cantilevers and triples as “‘sport tourers,” at least under the classic, original definition.
11-15-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,063
Posted By smd4

The triple and cantilevers precludes if for me.

The triple and cantilevers precludes if for me.
11-15-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,063
Posted By smd4

Sport tourers shared more DNA with racing bikes...

Sport tourers shared more DNA with racing bikes than touring bikes. To my mind, the only drop bar bikes with triples and cantilevers were touring bikes.
11-15-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,063
Posted By smd4

Yep, that's one. Get a load of the space between...

Yep, that's one. Get a load of the space between the rear wheel and the seat tube!
11-15-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,063
Posted By smd4

Bicycling magazine spotlighted the mid-1980s...

Bicycling magazine spotlighted the mid-1980s Centurion Lemans RS as the quintessential Sport Tourer. Sport Tourer chainstays are short, but longer than what would be found on a true racing bike (For...
11-15-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,063
Posted By smd4

I’d never consider a bike with cantilevers a...

I’d never consider a bike with cantilevers a “sport tourer.”
11-14-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 325
Posted By smd4

Definitely. He actually never mentions...

Definitely.

He actually never mentions chainrings. He says “chainset.” As I read this, he could just mean the chain. So it’s hard to say what he’s done with the chainrings. Adding massive...
11-13-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 325
Posted By smd4

I think you’re asking how to remove the crank...

I think you’re asking how to remove the crank from the bottom bracket—part of which is the axle that connects the two crank arms. Without knowing the make/ model/ year (or better, a picture) of your...
11-13-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 851
Posted By smd4

I believe Hirami or Hiro (sold by Silca) chucks...

I believe Hirami or Hiro (sold by Silca) chucks excel when used with disk wheels.
11-12-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,585
Posted By smd4

Again, I like the more-silver 25th Anniversary...

Again, I like the more-silver 25th Anniversary chainrings compared to the regular 7700. And of course the ubiquitous white lettering on the RD.
11-12-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 851
Posted By smd4

If you have a Hirame don’t know why you would...

If you have a Hirame don’t know why you would want to use anything else.
11-12-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,622
Posted By smd4

Exactly the problem the mods are trying to...

Exactly the problem the mods are trying to rectify.
11-12-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 473
Posted By smd4

Huh. I never put my 7700 shifters on “light...

Huh. I never put my 7700 shifters on “light action,” so this is news to me. Thanks!
11-12-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,585
Posted By smd4

I used to like the darker anodized brake shoes...

I used to like the darker anodized brake shoes and quick release on the original 7700 parts, but the polished versions on the 25th Anniversary set just seem way more classy.
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