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12-12-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8,496
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Posted By due ruote

I have something like that on my Rockhopper...

I have something like that on my Rockhopper (likely the same as your HR). I stuck a short piece of housing liner in the fitting. Seems to be working well; the cable movement is noticeably smoother.
09-22-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 38,276
Posted By SurferRosa

Old Marin, take a look at my life. I'm a lot like...

Old Marin, take a look at my life. I'm a lot like you...
07-22-22, 06:18 AM
Replies: 917
Views: 310,708
Posted By bdumas35

www.velocals.com have what you want. I've had...

www.velocals.com have what you want. I've had good experience with them on several Trek projects.
07-03-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 507
Posted By SurferRosa

You can get by without the skewer springs just as...

You can get by without the skewer springs just as you can get by without drinking decent beer.
07-03-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 507
Posted By PugRider

+1 on not totally needing them; as far as I know...

+1 on not totally needing them; as far as I know they have a centering effect when you put the wheel back on. The QR is supposed to have springs for each end, though. Stay in the C&V zone long enough...
06-29-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,702
Posted By smd4

Well, at least this isnít biased.:rolleyes:

Well, at least this isnít biased.:rolleyes:
06-29-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,702
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

To make a small frame for a short person.

To make a small frame for a short person.
06-02-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 737
Posted By gugie

Looks good, easy, cheap. Pick two.

Looks good, easy, cheap.
Pick two.
06-02-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 737
Posted By SurferRosa

It's a bit frustrating in the short term when you...

It's a bit frustrating in the short term when you have to retape your bars quickly if you change out your stem or whatever, but it's worth it. Take a little pride.
06-02-22, 02:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,161
Posted By verktyg

1981 Trek 616 Bike?

I'm guessing but from the Vintage Trek website the bike looks to be a 1981 Trek 616 model. The 3 main tubes are butted Reynolds 531 with a 0.7mm or 0.6mm wall thickness at the top of the seat tube....
06-01-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,161
Posted By bikingshearer

I'm too big to risk riding a frame with a crack...

I'm too big to risk riding a frame with a crack like that. Based on the frame size, you probably are, too.
05-23-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8,496
Views: 2,737,152
Posted By cb400bill

Typically, the members of the C&V forum are...

Typically, the members of the C&V forum are inclusive and not exclusive. If the OP thinks that something is C&V then that is good enough.

If you don't like that then just move on to another...
05-23-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8,496
Views: 2,737,152
Posted By DQRider

I was sort-of thinking the same thing, but...

I was sort-of thinking the same thing, but without the negative tone. However, the OP doesn't mention a cutoff date for C&V, and neither does the overall C&V Category definition. But there is a...
05-21-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 584
Posted By CroMo Mike

The axle is machined with a step that is larger...

The axle is machined with a step that is larger than the rest of the axle and fits the 12mm i.d. of the bearing snug but not tight. With the locknuts removed, you should be able to tap the axle out...
04-15-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 2,739
Views: 1,026,321
Posted By TeeSquare

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03-10-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8,496
Views: 2,737,152
Posted By madpogue

LOL, I bought a smoke-chrome Schwinn High Sierra...

LOL, I bought a smoke-chrome Schwinn High Sierra from a fella who had kept it in a chicken coop for several years. We should start a "Show us your chicken-coop recovery bike" thread.
03-05-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2,739
Views: 1,026,321
Posted By The Golden Boy

Sweet bike- I'd keep the 'safety levers.' When...

Sweet bike- I'd keep the 'safety levers.' When I'm tired, my hands don't like the reach to the levers. But keep in mind, those levers won't give you the best braking performance- they're there to...
03-01-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2,739
Views: 1,026,321
Posted By dschell

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You can see the knurled portion above the brake pad, not...
02-05-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14,996
Views: 3,680,020
Posted By sd5782

I know, the darned Ashtabula crank! Donít be too...

I know, the darned Ashtabula crank! Donít be too quick to dismiss it though. I weighed the stock setup, a 3 piece with rings, and the Ashtabula with a 110bcd spider adapter plus rings. The Ashtabula...
12-23-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 915
Posted By Classtime

Bliliant IMO jdawginsc My workbench is a heavy...

Bliliant IMO jdawginsc
My workbench is a heavy mofo and the last time I clamped a seized SP in the vise, twisting the frame moved my bench. (Had to hacksaw that post.)
12-22-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,701
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Grease in the races first, bearings next, and...

Grease in the races first, bearings next, and Bob's your Uncle. ;)
12-22-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,701
Posted By JohnDThompson

Freewheel lockrings are left-hand thread;...

Freewheel lockrings are left-hand thread; clockwise to loosen.
12-21-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,701
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I was reading robertj298 's response on my phone...

I was reading robertj298 's response on my phone in a moving car (no I was not driving, Mrs. PB was), and I missed the "in and out" play in the freewheel body halves.

It could be as sd5782...
12-18-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,682
Posted By 52telecaster

Just want to add two cents on 27-700c. With...

Just want to add two cents on 27-700c. With cantis, as has been stated before you may end up with the pads pointing downward. It was less problematic for me with wider rims. Sun cr18s with 4 cross db...
12-17-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,682
Posted By Road Fan

If you're gonna play the Butcher, be sure to...

If you're gonna play the Butcher, be sure to unthread the freewheel before going happy with the diagonal cutters or nippers.
12-09-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,230
Posted By davester

For long distance touring with a full load, I...

For long distance touring with a full load, I don't think 32 is a high enough spoke count even with a lightweight rider. I would switch both to 36.
12-09-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,230
Posted By El Chaba

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12-08-21, 01:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,819
Posted By ReptilesBlade

Behold my stupid impulse decision at the local thrift shop!

I'm a 39 year old disabled guy (heart and lung conditions) who always loved cycling but my health got worse and I had to give it up 6 years ago. That's when as a replacement I got the motorcycle I've...
11-19-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 2,739
Views: 1,026,321
Posted By TiHabanero

I still use my Cdale tire sock on my daily rider....

I still use my Cdale tire sock on my daily rider. Holds a phone (when the Mrs. requires it), wallet, levers, tube and patch kit nicely. No longer run tubulars therefore there is enough room for all...
10-30-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,032
Posted By wle

if the bargain is great, it is not resistible ...

if the bargain is great, it is not resistible
by definition

wle
10-01-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2,739
Views: 1,026,321
Posted By tjfastback66

1981 Univega Specialissima that needs some work -...

1981 Univega Specialissima that needs some work - fresh off of Craig's for $45.00...
...
07-26-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,032
Posted By leadholder

Sort of like tattoos, one is never enough. If...

Sort of like tattoos, one is never enough.
If you ride all the bikes you own thatís cool because it means you a cyclist. If they lay around and collect dust and get in the way and you never pay...
07-08-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,870
Posted By Bald Paul

Water is good, but you have to replace the...

Water is good, but you have to replace the electrolytes you are losing through your sweat (that gritty salt thing.) I will usually bring some packets of Gatorade powder to add to my bottles at refill...
07-08-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,870
Posted By 10 Wheels

Get some lights and Start about 4:30 AM be...

Get some lights and Start about 4:30 AM be finished at 10 or 11.
06-23-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,485
Posted By Doug Fattic

Leather used on saddles are not all the same. ...

Leather used on saddles are not all the same. There are harder and softer ones. If you push the palm of your hand into the wide part of 10 different saddles, you will be able to tell some...
06-23-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,485
Posted By rando_couche

A Brooks is like any other saddle: if it doesn't...

A Brooks is like any other saddle: if it doesn't fit you right out of the box, it never will. I just returned to a B17 (a NOS one, it appears) after a few years on C17s and I'd forgotten how well...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 16,277
Posted By colnago62

There is this thing called liability. Groups tend...

There is this thing called liability. Groups tend to try to reduce that as much as possible. Around here, if you showed up with no helmet to an organized ride without signing the waiver, you would be...
Forum: Touring
06-22-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,323
Posted By pdlamb

Paper map, zip-lock baggie, get a couple binder...

Paper map, zip-lock baggie, get a couple binder clips to wrap around shifter or brake cables to hold the baggie. Gallon bag folded over will hold at least 8.5" wide paper.
Forum: Touring
06-22-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,323
Posted By rumrunn6

is it ridiculous to suggest a paper map &...

is it ridiculous to suggest a paper map & compass? I use them when I'm on my MTB. when I feel off-track I use "find my phone" to help orient myself on the map again
05-20-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,538
Posted By Caliper

What stem length did you have with the flat bars?...

What stem length did you have with the flat bars? Compact drops have a reach of probably 60-70mm, plus the extra length of the hoods, so it's not surprising that the hoods feel very stretched out...
05-18-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,782
Posted By bikemig

Beautiful bike. I was thinking the same thing...

Beautiful bike. I was thinking the same thing that if you want an inexpensive quality bike, get a vintage bike. A $100 will get you a very decent bike and if you are patient, you can find something...
05-16-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,782
Posted By Dchiefransom

Rough concrete works well as a file for things...

Rough concrete works well as a file for things like brake pads.
05-13-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,141
Posted By Iride01

I've tried various things for people in my lane...

I've tried various things for people in my lane of travel whether pedestrian or other cyclist. I think the most effective I've done is just stop right where I am and let them move around me. So far...
05-12-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,133
Posted By tendency

Time to jump in your truck and drive out :thumb::)

Time to jump in your truck and drive out :thumb::)
05-12-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,133
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Hmm... I think gravelinmygears is asking for...

Hmm...

I think gravelinmygears is asking for an individual near this bicycle to help them purchase and ship it to Abq. Theyíll also include a payment for the willing individual.
04-28-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2,739
Views: 1,026,321
Posted By GeoffroyFromLux

84 Motobecane CT2 650b with some vintage/modern...

84 Motobecane CT2 650b with some vintage/modern components upgrades.

not the lightest frame I have but un breakable and reliable!

...
04-24-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,897
Posted By Cyclist0108

The B'crats were actually allowing R'bent riders...

The B'crats were actually allowing R'bent riders to use the trail, and paying them $1000 each, in recognition of their inherently superior mode of transportation, as well as their inherently superior...
04-22-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,521
Posted By drlogik

I used to live in Arizona and never heard of...

I used to live in Arizona and never heard of problems with coyotes and cyclists, hikers or hunters. Now, you "could" encounter one with rabies but that's a one-off. My personal experience with...
04-22-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,369
Posted By wphamilton

Sorry, but I'm not going to comment on things...

Sorry, but I'm not going to comment on things that only happened in some poster's imagination. Even if it was relevant (it's not). Bottom line: bikes were taken, kids arrested, for not having city...
04-22-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,369
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Disrupting vehicles! OH MY GOD, WE CANNOT HAVE...

Disrupting vehicles! OH MY GOD, WE CANNOT HAVE THIS! ARREST THEM!

As usual, the Advocacy & Safety forum does not disappoint, with full-on support of car dominance, victim-blaming of cyclists, and...
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