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09-26-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,303
Posted By trucklet

OP thanks for posting instead of just doing it....

OP thanks for posting instead of just doing it. Always enjoyable to read threads like these.

They're your wheels, do what you want.
09-25-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 572
Posted By Charles Wahl

I have a couple, both bought as frames with the...

I have a couple, both bought as frames with the damage disclosed:

Motobécane Team Champion 1984...
09-25-22, 02:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By stringmaster

Quantum triple with Shimano 105 and Rolf wheels,...

Quantum triple with Shimano 105 and Rolf wheels, ice blue fade.
09-24-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 15,095
Posted By markwesti

This started out as a Cannondale SR300 road bike...

This started out as a Cannondale SR300 road bike from the 80's. When I got it , it was just a frame and fork . First task was to make the track forks , I cut around the drop outs (they were vertical)...
09-21-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 572
Posted By gugie

This one came and went to the Atelier recently....

This one came and went to the Atelier recently. Riv and Dale Rambouillet. Happens to the best of 'em. Customer called Riv, Dale sent out a new dropout they had.
...
09-19-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 973
Posted By byscott

Suit yourself, buckwheat. I’ve been doing this...

Suit yourself, buckwheat. I’ve been doing this stuff forty years, including a couple stints in bike shops. I have a couple bikes with mechanical discs. He’s got one brake that works like he thinks it...
09-19-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 973
Posted By byscott

Swap the front and rear brakes. If the front...

Swap the front and rear brakes. If the front brake still bites hard, it’s not the brake or the pads. If the rear brake still doesn’t bite, it’s a cable/lever/rotor issue.

Swap the rotors. If the...
09-19-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 973
Posted By shawnin van

answered all questions....

answered all questions....
09-12-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,370
Posted By Yan

Hey I appreciate the experiment. However as I...

Hey I appreciate the experiment. However as I said this is buckling, not the effect of lateral force on the spaghetti. My assumption was correct that you are getting these confused with each other.
...
09-12-22, 06:00 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,370
Posted By WizardOfBoz

The cited paper, above, notes how as you...

The cited paper, above, notes how as you overtighten spokes, the wheel becomes metastable. That is it remains round and flat unless there's a bit of a disturbance. This might be a lateral force or...
09-08-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,370
Posted By Kai Winters

If your method works for you...it works

If your method works for you...it works
09-08-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,370
Posted By pdlamb

Similar to Tolstoy's "All happy families are the...

Similar to Tolstoy's "All happy families are the same. Every unhappy family is unhappy in a different way." For bicycles, all happy rides are the same (at least as far as the chain doesn't break,...
09-08-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,370
Posted By Mr. 66

Oh freaking blah, blah, blah, you just said...

Oh freaking blah, blah, blah, you just said cornering is worse than a crash a bit ago.
09-08-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,370
Posted By Kapusta

Because it is not and he knows it.

Because it is not and he knows it.
09-08-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,370
Posted By Kapusta

Easier to just to flip the bike upside down and...

Easier to just to flip the bike upside down and have two hands free.

Captain Obvious.

(sigh….)
09-08-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,370
Posted By Inusuit

Okay, Cap'n Condescension. I've known how to...

Okay, Cap'n Condescension. I've known how to remove a wheel and fix a flat for 50 years. Sigh... What you haven't explained is why you think it's wrong to place the bike upside down to do so.
09-08-22, 01:47 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,370
Posted By Yan

What do you mean I got my head handed to me? I...

What do you mean I got my head handed to me? I thought you realized your mistake and we moved on after you admitted it? You're now saying you won? Here is the exact quote of you admitting your...
09-07-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 436
Posted By j_scott_elblein

lol, thanks bud. Can your magic 8 ball see the...

lol, thanks bud. Can your magic 8 ball see the vid I posted? ;)
09-06-22, 04:58 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,370
Posted By Hondo6

Actually, it most definitely can. I managed...

Actually, it most definitely can.

I managed to hit some debris once (fair-sized rock or piece of concrete in the road that I didn't notice in time to avoid safely) and do exactly that. I didn't...
08-22-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,554
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Thanks for calling me out and I stand corrected....

Thanks for calling me out and I stand corrected. I am impressed with frame builders especially the hobbyists who spend countless hours finishing and adding details to turn their frames into...
08-22-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,554
Posted By scarlson

Yeah I mean I hate to say I agree with the...

Yeah I mean I hate to say I agree with the general sentiment, just not the delivery. I've been through it too - learn about framebuilding and you find out there's a ton of lore, fuss, and mystique...
08-19-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,554
Posted By bikemig

I have two fillet brazed machines. Both are nice...

I have two fillet brazed machines. Both are nice bikes but neither is a top end machine. One is a 1972 Schwinn Sports Tourer; the other a late 50s Claud Butler Jubilee that I need to build up one of...
08-06-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 340
Posted By cxwrench

CXP rims and Helium wheels were pretty good. The...

CXP rims and Helium wheels were pretty good. The Helium was basically a normal OP box section rim w/ Mavic manufactured hubs. The freehub was even good on those, it had 2 bearings like virtually...
08-02-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,554
Posted By Cynikal

All of this is 100% spot on.

All of this is 100% spot on.
08-02-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 340
Posted By cxwrench

^This^ Threading a rim for an oversize,...

^This^ Threading a rim for an oversize, proprietary nipple? Stress riser maybe? I have never liked the Ksyrium wheels at all. Not aero. Not light. Proprietary everything. The worst freehub ever made....
07-30-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,554
Posted By bulgie

There are various ways that have been used in the...

There are various ways that have been used in the past. In the early '70s, a couple of Italian builders I'm aware of and at least a couple British bikes I saw had Campy brake centerbolts brazed on....
07-25-22, 09:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 440
Posted By MudPie

You're asking some good questions! 1. Like you,...

You're asking some good questions!
1. Like you, I would expect the front chainrings to wear because they're usually made of aluminum (softer material than the steel chain and steel rear cogs). As...
07-25-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 440
Posted By andrewclaus

1) Chainrings are generally larger and rotate...

1) Chainrings are generally larger and rotate less, and they're thicker material.
2) KMC makes a sprocket check tool, but the lead mechanic in a shop where I got some training didn't trust it....
07-25-22, 05:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 440
Posted By Bike Gremlin

I put a new chain and test if it skips under...

I put a new chain and test if it skips under load.
All the other methods are not very accurate.
Visual inspection especially.
Visual inspection works OK for the fornt chainrings, but not for the...
07-21-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,788
Posted By Fredo76

Yes, you can, and it works great. You can see the...

Yes, you can, and it works great. You can see the short portion of a steel can rim poking out from above the rear bolt (below in this picture), which keeps it in place instead of falling down the...
07-21-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,981
Posted By Germany_chris

To make everything explode I have a disc brake...

To make everything explode I have a disc brake bike with a square taper crank
07-21-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,981
Posted By Camilo

That makes about as much sense as boomers whining...

That makes about as much sense as boomers whining that millennials are so self absorbed and lazy. In other words, none.
07-18-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,049
Posted By cxwrench

Plan. Ahead. Or Amazon Prime.

Plan. Ahead.


Or Amazon Prime.
07-18-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,049
Posted By Rolla

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/480x480/sh3001_3377304792_f92501f884ac0171153a6c3daf5aaef403eb955f.jpg
06-20-22, 11:43 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,981
Posted By sjanzeir

Those issues are indeed minor, but the major...

Those issues are indeed minor, but the major issue with the coaster brake is that it employs the metal-on-metal friction method, which is not only unnecessarily complex, but also inefficient....
06-20-22, 11:12 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,981
Posted By tomato coupe

Yeah, that doesn't really interest me, because...

Yeah, that doesn't really interest me, because Big Bike said I shouldn't listen to people that aren't on board with their marketing pitch. They also said that whenever someone buys a set of rim...
06-20-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,981
Posted By tomato coupe

It's remarkable how everyone that likes disc...

It's remarkable how everyone that likes disc brakes has been bamboozled by the bicycling manufacturers, but those rim brake guys are all immune to the siren's call.
06-20-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 635
Posted By Mr. 66

Lol, brainless zombies, dang I just blew coffee...

Lol, brainless zombies, dang I just blew coffee over my screen from laughing.

Dude the bars are toast, already those are not a very stable riding position, and with faulty equipment... Well, it's...
06-20-22, 05:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 635
Posted By 70sSanO

Want some real advice? Never go on the...

Want some real advice?

Never go on the internet and ask a bunch of strangers, who are not familiar with exactly what you have, what caused the problem, and what mechanical ability you have, how to...
06-19-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 371
Posted By Recycled Cycler

Campy does shift quite well, but just not worth...

Campy does shift quite well, but just not worth the hassle. Too proprietary. Ordered an FSA 46/30 crank. Will use SRAM group off an older bike with new FSA cranks and have a great bike with...
06-19-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,981
Posted By tomato coupe

It's a little known fact that the U.S. originally...

It's a little known fact that the U.S. originally planned to drop a steam locomotive on Nagasaki.
06-18-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 371
Posted By caloso

It’’s fine. DA 7800 crankset on a Chorus/Centaur...

It’’s fine. DA 7800 crankset on a Chorus/Centaur drivetrain. It drives my Campy snob teammate crazy, but it works perfectly.

...
06-18-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 18,630
Posted By uncle uncle

Those are a secondary (aka safety) measure to...

Those are a secondary (aka safety) measure to keep the wheel within the fork if you forget (or don't quite tighten) the quick release.
06-18-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 635
Posted By Crankycrank

I wouldn't have any confidence in anything...

I wouldn't have any confidence in anything epoxied in place for this. Just not strong enough.
06-18-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 18,630
Posted By daverup

83 Le Tour with some changes, ...

83 Le Tour with some changes,

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/83letourm_208dbb1b4c6913612f9b30f780b481681dcd2e05.jpg

78 Super Le Tour,
...
06-15-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 911
Posted By Iride01

I'm sure there are a lot of things that we...

I'm sure there are a lot of things that we wouldn't do the same.
06-15-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 911
Posted By smd4

I worked at three northern and southern...

I worked at three northern and southern California bike shops from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s. Not one was in possession of a torque wrench.
06-07-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,981
Posted By Polaris OBark

Yes.

Yes.
06-07-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,981
Posted By tomato coupe

Rim vs. disc, or brake vs. break?

Rim vs. disc, or brake vs. break?
06-07-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,981
Posted By Chuck M

Take the wheel!

Take the wheel!
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