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07-06-24, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 299
Posted By Mad Honk

If you use an exact replacement of the existing...

If you use an exact replacement of the existing rim, no changes to the spoke length should be needed. HTH, Smiles, MH
07-02-24, 06:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 707
Posted By repechage

A post CPSC mech and an earlier crank designed...

A post CPSC mech and an earlier crank designed for a mech without the formed cage.
‘one could attempt to bend the cage to clear, or grind the lip down. I do not think bending will be a satisfactory...
06-20-24, 07:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 899
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The HC-11 is the correct tool although it is...

The HC-11 is the correct tool although it is somewhat thin and easy to damage unless securely held tightly against the cup (so the wrench won't slip off the flats on the cup). For cotterless cranks...
06-13-24, 04:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,730
Posted By FBinNY

The limitation is purely and simply about...

The limitation is purely and simply about leverage.

Riders exert forces on their handlebars that are essentially applied where the stem clamps to the steerer.

The distance from the point of...
06-07-24, 02:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By KeepPedaling

I built my girlfriend her first single speed.

Well it's 95% done.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIIVvDXkAss


...
06-04-24, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By Jeff Wills

Phil Wood bottom bracket tool.

Phil Wood bottom bracket tool.
05-08-24, 07:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 903
Posted By Koyote

If it is a new bike, why aren’t you back at the...

If it is a new bike, why aren’t you back at the shop explaining this issue? Surely there is a warranty.
05-05-24, 09:45 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 11,898
Posted By GCBM

Cholain Brake tool...

I had just got done writing that I hadn't found a reference to Cholain other than an expired eBay listing for a 19030's Cholain catalogue for bikes and autos and I see an image for a brake tool......
05-04-24, 08:49 PM
Replies: 28,259
Views: 4,722,037
Posted By SirMike1983

One challenge that had to be overcome was...

One challenge that had to be overcome was preventing the hub from simultaneously engaging high and normal gears, which could potentially damage or destroy the hub. The model K avoided this problem...
04-29-24, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 823
Posted By smontanaro

Note that "Finest" has two meanings here. You...

Note that "Finest" has two meanings here. You might be thinking of the dictionary meaning, while in this instance it's the model name, "The Finest." ;)
04-19-24, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3,641
Views: 475,708
Posted By Pompiere

When we brought the kitten home in October, she...

When we brought the kitten home in October, she was scared of the big dog and would hiss and spit whenever he came near. Once she figured out that he wasn't a threat, she would bop him on the nose...
04-19-24, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 778
Posted By Fredo76

For my Huret dropouts I just made a b-screw...

For my Huret dropouts I just made a b-screw extender.

Went down to the hardware store and got a longer M4 screw, with a wider head, and two nuts. I snugged one nut up against the screw head, put...
04-18-24, 08:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 869
Posted By wheelreason

Some of those gripshifts on BSOs aren't designed...

Some of those gripshifts on BSOs aren't designed to have their cables changed (or shift gears really :) ). There is a way to do it, but not worth it when a shifter with cable is under $10, often way...
03-31-24, 11:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,415
Posted By Barry2

Self Fusing Silicon Tape...

Self Fusing Silicon Tape (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N7KC62D) Great stuff.

Barry

EDIT: Just noticed that the Black in my link is only in a large quantity. There are many others...
03-22-24, 05:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,171
Posted By bike-vintage.eu

I was waiting 14 years to make a deep fake...

I was waiting 14 years to make a deep fake website and add fake post :) really...
03-22-24, 04:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 682
Posted By bulgie

Prugnat S4. To see them at their finest, feast...

Prugnat S4.
To see them at their finest, feast your eyes on this Brian Chapman from a few years ago (https://flic.kr/s/aHskPqhoAR), a stunner.

They don't get used much anymore, like in the last...
03-16-24, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By Henry III

Why not pick up a set of hub and 650c hoops and...

Why not pick up a set of hub and 650c hoops and build ypur own? Would probably be cheaper. 650c is such
a dead size as finding decent tires is pretty nonexistent. I built a road frame in my...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-16-24, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,495
Posted By Henry III

I actually saw that CL post on CustomFrameforum...

I actually saw that CL post on CustomFrameforum and notified a good friend of mine who lived a few hours away. picked it up. In a roundabout way this all ties back to a one certain BF member who...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-24, 07:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,473
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I've owned some '70s-era bikes as daily riders,...

I've owned some '70s-era bikes as daily riders, but right now, 1980 is my oldest. Old steel because it's long been affordable enough and frames offered that were large enough (but didn't look...
03-08-24, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By bertinjim

Manny66- Zeta was the basic light gauge,...

Manny66-

Zeta was the basic light gauge, hi-tensile, unbutted tube set. Aelle was also plain gauge but carbon manganese steel and Aelle R was the same material in butted form.
02-28-24, 12:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,914
Posted By oneclick

And of the main casting - only one of the bolts...

And of the main casting - only one of the bolts has a through-hole.
01-22-24, 10:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,894
Posted By jPrichard10

Well, here's one brazed by John: ...

Well, here's one brazed by John:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/pxl_20240123_002818077_add3dd790da2e935f11c6a89750d9f20166325c5.jpg...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-21-24, 05:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,170
Posted By bulgie

Excellent work, but I have a suggestion. Sorry,...

Excellent work, but I have a suggestion. Sorry, it involves fluxing and heating again, but I think it's important to braze the cylindrical part of the canti boss to the square sheetmetal part....
Forum: Framebuilders
12-22-23, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 876
Posted By Mark Beaver

I’ve had pretty good luck spreading the ears of a...

I’ve had pretty good luck spreading the ears of a seat lug that’s been compressed by folks using a too-small seatpost; by using a 1 1/8” ie 25.4 diameter quill stem, strategically locating it where...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-21-23, 06:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 876
Posted By bulgie

I strongly suggest trying to remove as little...

I strongly suggest trying to remove as little metal as possible. On a frame where the ears have been bent in from mounting a too-small post, you need to gently bend the ears outward befor reaming. I...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-21-23, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 867
Posted By e-RICHIE

RS Cast Parts and related -

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No Longer Shen
.
In 2001 I went on a tear and dove head first into parts design and production. Every year or so I added to the menu or tweaked what was already there. By the middle teens there...
11-24-23, 12:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,391
Posted By dddd

Not everybody here "blindly trusts Sutherland's",...

Not everybody here "blindly trusts Sutherland's", many have found good reasons not to always accept their simple or generalized explanations.
To their (Sutherland's) credit, having to document stuff...
10-26-23, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 663
Posted By El Chaba

There are a couple of points that have not yet...

There are a couple of points that have not yet been mentioned. As the the weight of the rider gets above 160 lbs. or so….and the further beyond the more important…..More spokes is definitely better...
10-25-23, 02:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 577
Posted By JackJohn

I regularly used this doc and even made me a...

I regularly used this doc and even made me a summarized scheme pinned in my garage…...
09-18-23, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,166
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

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

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/655x1024/ownftymh_a79257a1aa4acfe2d007ad3a33fe9ba3bfb73f16.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-23, 12:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,080
Posted By downhillmaster

My new to me IF Crown Jewel

Just got it today and am pretty excited to take it out for a spin.
Found it on FB Marketplace for under $2k
Bought it from the original owner who purchased it direct from Independent Fabrication...
08-18-23, 09:07 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,635
Posted By BikePower

There is debate as to what the correct tool is....

There is debate as to what the correct tool is. Credible references and testimony have been given but you have chosen to ignore them.

I didnt say money isnt important. I said the budget is $100....
08-09-23, 10:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 923
Posted By Hobbiano

As jiangshi said above, the Suntour TA260 is the...

As jiangshi said above, the Suntour TA260 is the correct tool.
05-30-23, 09:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 679
Posted By rhm

Leather saddles are hard. That's how they are...

Leather saddles are hard. That's how they are supposed to be.
05-19-23, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By albrt

Sometimes it is the chain itself. Sounds like...

Sometimes it is the chain itself. Sounds like it's the jockey wheels because that is where the chain is bending back and forth.
03-10-23, 10:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,551
Posted By terrymorse

Brinelling is not the correct term for...

Brinelling is not the correct term for depressions in headset. Fretting is.

The necessary conditions for fretting to occur:

Small vibration to displace lubricant from metal-metal interface...
12-07-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,539
Posted By esasjl

Laser tools thin wall plug socket set ...

Laser tools thin wall plug socket set
https://www.lasertools.co.uk/Product/7295/Thin-Wall-Spark-Plug-Socket-Set-3-8-inch-drive-3pc
the 16mm (O.D 20.82mm) fits my Stronglight 106/7 with a 16mm Zeus...
11-30-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,273
Posted By FBinNY

Either should be more than capable of easily...

Either should be more than capable of easily locking the rear wheel at will. That's the most stopping power you can get from a rear brake alone.

So go with whichever you prefer for reasons other...
11-25-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,493
Posted By cyccommute

Lawyer lips efficacy as a “safety feature” is...

Lawyer lips efficacy as a “safety feature” is questionable. I’ll grant that they serve a purpose when it comes to using disc brakes and quick release, but for rim brake equipped bikes they encourage...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-29-22, 09:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,008
Posted By Doug Fattic

it is easy to tell if it is a one piece head...

it is easy to tell if it is a one piece head tube/lugs. If you look into (inside) the head tube and see big holes into the top and down tube then you know it is a one piece unit. If there are no...
09-27-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 17,809
Posted By jccaclimber

I wrote to Norton about this several years ago in...

I wrote to Norton about this several years ago in the process of putting together a shop safety document. Their response, in short, was that while you will clog the wheel and need to dress it, that...
09-15-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By BradH

Hang on to those dead shifters. You can stuff the...

Hang on to those dead shifters. You can stuff the guts out of a 9, 10 or even 11 speed bar end shifter into them. 6208, 424 and 7401 are all like that, probably a few others too.

...
03-14-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,523
Posted By Camilo

Once you tighten the stem bolts, the top cap...

Once you tighten the stem bolts, the top cap serves no purpose. You can't tighten the bearings by tightening it, and the bearings won't loosen if you loosen it. You could actually remove it without...
02-27-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,060
Posted By 3alarmer

Here is one alternative solution :

.
...this turned out a little cheaper than buying all those spacers. I used a piece of PVC (cut to the right length) as a temporary spacer, while preloading the bearing. Once you have the lower...
02-03-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,317
Posted By smontanaro

Revival of old Classic Rendezvous Mailing List Archives

Several years ago I acquired most of the archives of the old bikelist.org-hosted Classic Rendezvous mailing list from Alex Wetmore and quickly tossed up a static version of the archives at...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,164
Posted By Mojo31

Do what you gotta do to make your ride work. Who...

Do what you gotta do to make your ride work. Who cares what others say.
08-20-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By ShannonM

I doubt that there exists anywhere in the world a...

I doubt that there exists anywhere in the world a QR skewer that is clearly better than the Superbe Pros you already have.

Quick release skewers can either be really light or really good. Yours...
07-07-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3,641
Views: 475,708
Posted By sjanzeir

... And introducing the Cinnamon Five!

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x971/20210705_175401_2fc0b794d9f28561d84d248829aa11b1714df4e4.jpg

Cinnamon's five newborns will turn two weeks young this Saturday!
06-23-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,466
Posted By Paul Barnard

"Upgrade" is a word often used on these pages...

"Upgrade" is a word often used on these pages when "change" is the most appropriate word.
05-01-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,892
Posted By Cougrrcj

I tend to hear the noise the car/truck tires make...

I tend to hear the noise the car/truck tires make as they come up behind me more than the engine/exhaust sound.

Same with dogs chasing after me - I hear the claws scratching on the pavement as...
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