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06-01-23, 02:55 PM
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Posted By shelbyfv

If you have a Decathlon store you likely have at...

If you have a Decathlon store you likely have at least one actual bike shop near you. I'd suggest you take the bike to the shop and let them help you decide how to resolve your issue, obtain and...
06-01-23, 02:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,638
Posted By KCT1986

The ST-5510 shifter is for either double or...

The ST-5510 shifter is for either double or triple cranksets. If you decide to add a third ring to your crank.

The third ring that your crankset takes is 74mm bolt circle diameter five arm. This...
06-01-23, 01:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,638
Posted By Iride01

BITD = Back in the day. As in a long long...

BITD = Back in the day.

As in a long long time ago when I was very young. 1960 - 1979 is the usual date range I'm thinking of when I reference things by BITD.

GS when talking about Shimano...
06-01-23, 09:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,638
Posted By Bill Kapaun

42/23 = 1.83 is your current lowest gear ratio. ...

42/23 = 1.83 is your current lowest gear ratio.
34/23= 1.48 Gear ratio by changing smallest ring and using current cassette.
42/28= 1.50 Gear ratio by using a 28T largest cogged cassette and NOT...
06-01-23, 07:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,638
Posted By KCT1986

Please post a picture of the shifter or the model...

Please post a picture of the shifter or the model number.
Model number of Shimano shifters are located here,...
06-01-23, 05:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,638
Posted By shelbyfv

That 9 speed RD, even though a GS, won't take...

That 9 speed RD, even though a GS, won't take more than +/-27. BITD we replaced them with MTB RDs to use a 32 or 34.
06-01-23, 04:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,638
Posted By Germany_chris

Why not a subcompact double 44/28 or 42/26 ...

Why not a subcompact double 44/28 or 42/26

The rear derailleur cage is long so replace the cassette w/11-34 or 11/36
05-31-23, 09:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,638
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Find another 30T ring I presume you still have...

Find another 30T ring I presume you still have the 3 speed L shifter?
It should be Shimano PN# Y-16X 30010
The "road" guys could probably tell you what else would fit.

How many teeth on the...
05-31-23, 07:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,638
Posted By KCT1986

Replacing the 30T would be a low cost option. If...

Replacing the 30T would be a low cost option. If the bike has the front derailleur and shifter that was part of the original 105 9 speed group, it is triple compatible. The shifter works with 2x or...
05-31-23, 01:04 PM
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Posted By shelbyfv

I think you'll find the 50-34 more useful than...

I think you'll find the 50-34 more useful than what you have and the new style bottom bracket will be much easier to deal with in the future. Sounds like a good plan.:thumb:
05-31-23, 12:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,638
Posted By maddog34

more people than we bike lovers like to admit......

more people than we bike lovers like to admit... and people with poorly adjusted front derailleurs, stuck or broken cables, or shifters with old dried out grease. ... that's "how many".

the...
05-31-23, 12:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,638
Posted By Bill Kapaun

RDER = Rear derailleur

RDER = Rear derailleur
05-31-23, 11:01 AM
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Views: 1,638
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Depending on which RDER you have, you may be able...

Depending on which RDER you have, you may be able to accomplish lower gears with a simple cassette change.
OR cassette & RDER.
05-31-23, 09:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,638
Posted By delbiker1

Assuming your 52-42 is 130 bcd, you could go to a...

Assuming your 52-42 is 130 bcd, you could go to a 38 tooth small ring, the smallest that will fit on that bcd. Match that up with a cassette with lower gears to get even more low end. In regards to...
05-31-23, 08:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,638
Posted By _ForceD_

There’s one issue you ‘might’ encounter going...

There’s one issue you ‘might’ encounter going from a 42 down to a 34 with the small ring. The smaller circumference of the 34 changes the angle of the chain back to the gears and could cause it to...
05-31-23, 06:40 AM
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Views: 1,638
Posted By Germany_chris

It will work but you’ll need a new bottom bracket

It will work but you’ll need a new bottom bracket
12-27-22, 08:20 AM
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Views: 411
Posted By Kontact

Chances are that's a 130 BCD if it's old, so no...

Chances are that's a 130 BCD if it's old, so no 36t will fit. Shimano 52t chainrings didn't come on MTB cranks, and later road 110 BCD cranks weren't triples.

So 38 or 39t are your smallest...
12-27-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By Trakhak

You can use a ruler to measure the bolt circle...

You can use a ruler to measure the bolt circle diameter (BCD) as described on this page...
12-27-22, 05:09 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By FBinNY

The most important consideration is the number of...

The most important consideration is the number of mounting bolts and the bolt circle diameter (BCD). This determines what will fit and also the smallest possible chainring.

Two common BCDs are...
11-05-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,833
Posted By Kai Winters

Don't forget about wet sanding between all steps...

Don't forget about wet sanding between all steps to keep the surface smooth...this includes the clear coats.

Honestly if you don't know what your doing...leave it to a pro who has the tools,...
11-05-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,833
Posted By squirtdad

MY opinion is no, not "worth it" in terms of...

MY opinion is no, not "worth it" in terms of that the result at the end of a lot of work will not be as nice as the factory paint and will not be as durable unless you use automotive paint, so even...
11-05-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,833
Posted By zandoval

Try to remember that the paint is there to...

Try to remember that the paint is there to protect the frame...
11-04-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,833
Posted By 55tele

I agree with AndrewRStewart....To get a...

I agree with AndrewRStewart....To get a professional job, painting tubes requires experience with viscosity adjustment, spray pattern, volume and pressure and the right support or racking. I worked...
11-03-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,833
Posted By SurferRosa

You have no idea the work and cost involved in...

You have no idea the work and cost involved in painting a frameset. Personally, I never want to do it again.

If you don't like white, why not change the bar tape? also, try to get into the habit...
11-02-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,833
Posted By smd4

My point is, blue and black will still look good,...

My point is, blue and black will still look good, if you don't like blue and white.
11-02-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,833
Posted By smd4

Usually black can replace white, and still look...

Usually black can replace white, and still look good.
11-02-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,833
Posted By Steve B.

I'm not expert enough with a spray system to do...

I'm not expert enough with a spray system to do it myself.

I have a Miyata tourer that was butt ugly, lavender and pink, I stripped it, took it to a local shop I know that paints frames for $150....
11-01-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,833
Posted By Canker

https://www.youtube.com/c/ETOE Fun guy to watch...

https://www.youtube.com/c/ETOE
Fun guy to watch if you want to kill some time with this topic. He does some really high end paint jobs on bikes including some with spray paint.
11-01-22, 09:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,833
Posted By veganbikes

Is it? That is a question you must ask yourself....

Is it? That is a question you must ask yourself. Nobody can answer that for you. Me personally probably not unless I was getting a custom frame or had a bare frame of some value (either monetary or...
11-01-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,833
Posted By Mtracer

I've been thinking on this myself. I have a...

I've been thinking on this myself. I have a relatively new bike bought earlier this year. But the model I wanted (Trek Checkpoint SL 5) only came in two colors, matte silver/grey and a radioactive...
11-01-22, 08:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,833
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

How nice a result can you live with? How skilled...

How nice a result can you live with? How skilled are you at paint prep (as prep is a big aspect of any paint job whether house or bike)? How skilled are you at applying the paint (the usual thing...
11-01-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,833
Posted By dedhed

Personally It's rarely "worth it" for an average...

Personally It's rarely "worth it" for an average bike.

Professional wet paint job is not cheap.
Powdercoating is generally much cheaper and readily available in most locales with excellent...
11-01-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,833
Posted By Crankycrank

I don't know if these brands are available in...

I don't know if these brands are available in Morocco but Dupli-Color and Rustoleum offer a peel off automotive coating that is easy to use and touch up or just change the color at some point. Not...
11-01-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,833
Posted By tFUnK

Personally, I don't think it's "worth it" to go...

Personally, I don't think it's "worth it" to go through the process of painting a bike. I'm assuming you mean to DIY, which involves taking everything apart, getting the existing paint off, then...
11-01-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,833
Posted By LV2TNDM

^THIS^ Until recently, "rattle can" jobs were so...

^THIS^ Until recently, "rattle can" jobs were so lame I never felt it's worth it. But today's "two-part" paints are much much better - from what I understand. "Old Shovel" on YouTube has done a...
11-01-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,833
Posted By downtube42

My rando bike is really pretty. Everyone told me...

My rando bike is really pretty. Everyone told me that as they passed me at LEL. Pretty red color, matchy fenders, classic lines.

They mostly finished, I DNF'd. I like my pretty bike, but I'd...
11-01-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,833
Posted By Ghazmh

IIRC GCN did a video a few years ago about a line...

IIRC GCN did a video a few years ago about a line of spray paint specifically for repainting bicycles.
11-01-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,833
Posted By tcs

If you have the talent, I say go for it. ...

If you have the talent, I say go for it.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/368x418/screen_shot_2022_11_01_at_5_10_41_pm_b12bed9affbad1ede1b431341315646d6ebf358d.png

I think...
11-01-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,833
Posted By kitbiggz

I ruined a bunch of bikes as a Kid. Painting is a...

I ruined a bunch of bikes as a Kid. Painting is a real skill. Requires lots of practice a prep. Some things you just have to pay up and have a pro do it right.
11-01-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,833
Posted By smd4

I doubt repainting will affect the value of your...

I doubt repainting will affect the value of your bike. I say get the best repaint you can afford.
11-01-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,833
Posted By FBinNY

+1 it's your bike, and you have to decide whether...

+1 it's your bike, and you have to decide whether potential resale value is worth living with a color you don't like. OTOH- you can't see the color when riding, so maybe ride it more instead of...
11-01-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,833
Posted By Rolla

If resale value means anything to you, don't do...

If resale value means anything to you, don't do it. If not, go nuts. It's your bike.
10-24-22, 11:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,370
Posted By urbanknight

Very common on tandems of the 9s era. Those RDs...

Very common on tandems of the 9s era. Those RDs can be found fairly cheap to this day and do a great job of taking up a larger cassette than the stock road one was meant to take.
10-24-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,370
Posted By rickrob

Yes, it worked well -- no issues that I can...

Yes, it worked well -- no issues that I can recall. My friend rode the bike with this set up until May of this year when she bought a new bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,168
Posted By urbanknight

I assume there's no trying to keep it in sync....

I assume there's no trying to keep it in sync. Differences in total tire diameter and the slight swerving that the front tire does (while the rear tracks straighter) would throw it off pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,168
Posted By seypat

It looks like your arm/leg on each side would get...

It looks like your arm/leg on each side would get out of sync every time you turn.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,168
Posted By znomit

Thats not even a BSO. The UCI would like a word.

Thats not even a BSO. The UCI would like a word.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,168
Posted By Troul

Don't bust a link or full send the chain...

Don't bust a link or full send the chain...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,168
Posted By Seattle Forrest

That doesn't look safe for actual riding.

That doesn't look safe for actual riding.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,168
Posted By 79pmooney

All my bikes are bi-cycles so I regularly get two...

All my bikes are bi-cycles so I regularly get two tired.

That said, half my bikes are fix gears. Yes, real upper body and arm training if you go uphill. (But different from these hand cranks. ...
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