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09-19-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 246
Posted By squirtdad

just to note the shimano bbr60 external cup 68mm...

just to note the shimano bbr60 external cup 68mm bb is about $25
09-19-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 105
Posted By squirtdad

this is one of these times that saving money is...

this is one of these times that saving money is probably going to end up costing you money. 5800 105 is out of production for 2-3 years now., so it is getting hard to find them new. Newer bikes...
09-17-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,328
Posted By squirtdad

interesting.... pinned construction pretty...

interesting.... pinned construction pretty evident on the bottom bracket lugs
09-17-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 243
Posted By squirtdad

I third the idea of just ride in a gear and...

I third the idea of just ride in a gear and maintain discipline to not shift. KISS priniciple (keep it simple stupid) and IME even cogs with only a slight twist will self shift to small unless...
09-17-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 612
Posted By squirtdad

I am fond of steel so I tend that way the...

I am fond of steel so I tend that way

the lemond in the shape it is in as equipped is pretty much market in the bay area if not slightly below, yes it is bit older technology (9 speed) but I...
09-16-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 612
Posted By squirtdad

returnoftheyeti I live in san jose so I know what...

returnoftheyeti I live in san jose so I know what you mean I have done a fair amount of old steel to modern. other than if the spacing needs to go from 126 to 130 and it it not really any...
09-16-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 531
Posted By squirtdad

better gray prime and big motor than perfect...

better gray prime and big motor than perfect paint and no power :)
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By squirtdad

maybe something from worksman? ...

maybe something from worksman?

https://www.worksmancycles.com/pav3-3cb-eng.html

or more bucks but pedal assist mid motor

https://www.raleighusa.com/tristar-ie-4668
09-16-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,328
Posted By squirtdad

Hmm, not sure on this one but here we go: ...

Hmm, not sure on this one but here we go:
(and as a note, I don't think you can discount the huge impact of high tires and light wheels have on ride)

Currently own/ride

85 Team miyata 58...
09-16-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By squirtdad

I recall jamesdak uses a yardstick(s) with the...

I recall jamesdak uses a yardstick(s) with the the positioning marked to quickly set up a new bike
09-16-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 612
Posted By squirtdad

returnoftheyeti here is another thought/option...

returnoftheyeti here is another thought/option for you, if your are in it for the build and learning and are not totally having to have a carbon frame and the very latest components. find a...
09-15-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By squirtdad

forget the grip shift and throw thumb cheap thumb...

forget the grip shift and throw thumb cheap thumb friction shifters on for the win :giver:
09-15-21, 02:17 PM
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Views: 718,938
Posted By squirtdad

A brand new TA triplizer for 130

A brand new TA triplizer for 130
09-15-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 612
Posted By squirtdad

Bikes direct is out of stock on about 90% of...

Bikes direct is out of stock on about 90% of stuff this at $999 would have most of what OP needs http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/ventnoir_xii.htm
09-15-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 612
Posted By squirtdad

It is a lot harder to find groupsets right now...

It is a lot harder to find groupsets right now than it used to be between no longer being able to source from the uk. and 2 sites that have groupsets are 105 or higher ...
09-14-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,424
Posted By squirtdad

about as much as saying airplanes and spacecraft...

about as much as saying airplanes and spacecraft masts are carbon so bikes should be ok :)
09-14-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By squirtdad

nice bike.... pretty sure it was Tange No. 2 for...

nice bike.... pretty sure it was Tange No. 2 for the tubes

my looks pretty similar to mine..... (took the front rack off tried it, didn't like)
...
09-14-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,145
Posted By squirtdad

FWIW I don't know if the limited edition is...

FWIW
I don't know if the limited edition is different than the regular gp5000

Did you have problems mounting the tire? Did you need to use a jack to mount? for me that is the first clue that...
09-14-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2,101
Views: 227,839
Posted By squirtdad

i use the method posted on yellow...

i use the method posted on yellow jacket....really important to seat the valve them and then stretch hard going away, I got lazy once and got the bump and had to take off re glue and remount
...
09-13-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 516
Posted By squirtdad

I can attest gugie was not close to davester ...

I can attest gugie was not close to davester when the incident happened. But gugie had plenty of time to check out davester's bike
09-13-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,424
Posted By squirtdad

and the design and requirements for a fuselage...

and the design and requirements for a fuselage and a bicycle frame are not any any way similar, this is simply not a valid comparison. it gets made all the time, all the time but is apples to ...
09-11-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By squirtdad

Bravo, Bravo.....where can i sign up :)

Bravo, Bravo.....where can i sign up :)
09-10-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By squirtdad

Mikes bikes changes ownership, Specialized drops them

Just got this email, thought is was pretty interestingDear customer,



For over 20 years, Mike's Bikes maintained a close partnership with Specialized Bicycles. We've built a strong business...
09-10-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 667
Posted By squirtdad

Cino ready :)

Cino ready :)
09-10-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 299
Posted By squirtdad

not clear, but is that cable fraying or guide...

not clear, but is that cable fraying or guide fraying in the pictures?
09-10-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 455
Posted By squirtdad

thinking the same, but only a problem if you...

thinking the same, but only a problem if you have root

(that was one of my inteview questions for people who listed unix as a skill, amazing how many failed
09-10-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 455
Posted By squirtdad

Note the OP's Location.....locktite while...

Note the OP's Location.....locktite while ubiquitous in the US small towns, it is not elsewhere. but as noted if you can get it online, it lasts a long time, is purpose designed so there will be...
09-09-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By squirtdad

maybe something like the sram gx 2x11 so you can...

maybe something like the sram gx 2x11 so you can drop the wolf link? https://www.sram.com/en/sram/models/rd-gx-11-a1
09-09-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 666
Posted By squirtdad

this the best tool I have ever bought was my...

this the best tool I have ever bought was my park PCS 10

if you think you will be doing this on a regular basis buy good tools it is cheaper over time.... a $10 chain can work well until it...
09-09-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,424
Posted By squirtdad

it it not yes/no stronger or not kinda answer a...

it it not yes/no stronger or not kinda answer a material can be strong or weak, but the end product strength and durability depends on the design and build and quality control.

as an example a...
09-08-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 667
Posted By squirtdad

that is what I figured out, found a new TA on ...

that is what I figured out, found a new TA on German site and ordered... less of a pain than switching the dura ace over to campy :) i should just leave alone, but want to get the look on...
09-08-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 742
Posted By squirtdad

what if any markings (stampings) are on the cup?

what if any markings (stampings) are on the cup?
09-08-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 337
Posted By squirtdad

well if he sticks to Silicon valley the 3 speed...

well if he sticks to Silicon valley the 3 speed will work work and if insists

here is a 700c coaster brake single speed

...
09-07-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 667
Posted By squirtdad

Thanks for posting lots of good detail.....I saw...

Thanks for posting lots of good detail.....I saw durace with a triple got intrigued
09-07-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 724
Posted By squirtdad

oops, not clear wording.... to be more correct I...

oops, not clear wording.... to be more correct I got a pair of paselas for my SR Semi-pro go to the brewpub bike, they are big and I like them, not that I have a spare pair :) I got mine from...
09-07-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 477
Posted By squirtdad

This is complete BS/uninformed statement in...

This is complete BS/uninformed statement in terms of steel holding up due to rusting. lots of people on this forum are riding 40,50,60 plus year frames

any bike left out in the elements for...
09-07-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 631
Posted By squirtdad

mgopack42 that look pretty cool can you provide...

mgopack42 that look pretty cool can you provide some detail on what you did, bb size etc? or point it out if it is in another thread or start a thread? this is of lot of interest to me thanks
09-07-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,552
Posted By squirtdad

would love to...work i crazy (and as my company...

would love to...work i crazy (and as my company is being acquired (amd buyin xilinx) after time for Cino I need to keep visible and at the keyboard so they will think I am really...
09-07-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 724
Posted By squirtdad

FWIW I got a set of panrace paselas in 1 1/4 ...

FWIW I got a set of panrace paselas in 1 1/4 and those guys are big may be an option?
09-06-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,027
Posted By squirtdad

dave I put it up because of concern of loosing...

dave I put it up because of concern of loosing high end modern mechanical drive trains for those who like C&V steel with modern components, which i would bet is a fair portion of of us as it is...
09-06-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,027
Posted By squirtdad

speaking for myself only I really like modern...

speaking for myself only I really like modern running gear on a vintage frame......or a hoped for future custom, lugged steel frame. Threaded stems only :) but I still will always have at least...
09-06-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,552
Posted By squirtdad

If anyone needs any tools or stand etc or beer...

If anyone needs any tools or stand etc or beer the night before you leave, let me know am in san jose
09-06-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 591
Posted By squirtdad

I agree on 32 hole hubs/rims for less the svelte...

I agree on 32 hole hubs/rims for less the svelte (meaning me)

shimano 105 7000 would be a good value https://www.coloradocyclist.com/shimano-105-fh-r7000-rear-hub-qr

really best value, unless...
09-03-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,391
Posted By squirtdad

Dude, no logic in this statement at all.

Dude, no logic in this statement at all.
09-03-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By squirtdad

I have had recent good luck with panaracer gravel...

I have had recent good luck with panaracer gravel kings in 28 and conti gp5000 in 28 (and vitorria corsa control tubies in 30mm) I have found good results with the conti race lite tubes.
09-03-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,027
Posted By squirtdad

I have predicted in the past the electronic...

I have predicted in the past the electronic shifting will hit cheapy depart store bikes sooner than we think, because the labor to just put a wireless deraillers and shifters will be that much less...
09-03-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,027
Posted By squirtdad

true, almost a surprise there, but probably rim...

true, almost a surprise there, but probably rim brake on high end will be next to go
09-03-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,027
Posted By squirtdad

Certainly possible, and don't hate on it, but I...

Certainly possible, and don't hate on it, but I don't want to :D Not surprised at all though
09-03-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,027
Posted By squirtdad

Newest Dura-ace and Ultegra will be electronic only

newest Dura-ace and Ultregra will be 12 speed and electronic only

this is a bummer IMHO

am thinking I am either going to have to get a couple of sets of current Ultegra or look to switching to...
09-03-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By squirtdad

would like the non super plate at this point, but...

would like the non super plate at this point, but might revisit. thanks
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