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08-16-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 20,739
Posted By Narhay

Summer is my busy time of year. I'll review all...

Summer is my busy time of year. I'll review all 500 posts and make some insightful comments when I find the time.
08-14-22, 06:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,284
Posted By Narhay

It's just a little thing but I'm sure they can...

It's just a little thing but I'm sure they can appreciate how one small part makes or breaks a project.
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By Narhay

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/203962991623?hash=item2f7d...

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/203962991623?hash=item2f7d244407:g:yJsAAOSwqm1iin1s

If one is looking for good quality flatbar friction shifters then they tend to go around $100 with shipping.
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By Narhay

The shifters alone go for almost $100 CAD all...

The shifters alone go for almost $100 CAD all day.

I've sold a couple sets and gotten about $300 out of them.
07-30-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 20,739
Posted By Narhay

Yes forthcoming. 14th hour.

Yes forthcoming. 14th hour.
07-22-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 20,739
Posted By Narhay

I'm awarding bonus mileage of 7.5km

I'm awarding bonus mileage of 7.5km
07-22-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,149
Posted By Narhay

It is easier to clean the cup and place bearings...

It is easier to clean the cup and place bearings and grease out of the frame. If it was installed properly once then it can be installed again. Who says the initial installer did a better job than...
07-18-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 20,739
Posted By Narhay

5 more days or thereabouts.

5 more days or thereabouts.
07-14-22, 05:08 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,269
Posted By Narhay

It would have been nice to have the same tires...

It would have been nice to have the same tires and gear range.
07-02-22, 05:59 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 20,739
Posted By Narhay

I've redone your math for you. Old stem and used...

I've redone your math for you. Old stem and used cables, chain and housing estimates were generous. Get some tires.
07-02-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 20,739
Posted By Narhay

3 more weeks!

3 more weeks!
06-28-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,901
Posted By Narhay

At $550 plus shipping there's more than enough...

At $550 plus shipping there's more than enough meat on the bone to prove the point.
06-27-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,340
Posted By Narhay

The O of HOMES ...

The O of HOMES

https://i.imgur.com/gYeL5KQ.jpeghttps://i.imgur.com/gYeL5KQ.jpeg

https://i.imgur.com/mPXGsdQ.jpeg
06-27-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 535
Posted By Narhay

Thunder Bay is about 900km or 560 miles to the...

Thunder Bay is about 900km or 560 miles to the closest hole in the ground in Quebec where he might have a chance at saving a few bucks on some Molson Dry.
06-27-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 576
Posted By Narhay

I also don't love the paint but it is too nice to...

I also don't love the paint but it is too nice to spend the cash. Invest in something instead.
06-27-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,901
Posted By Narhay

Selling a bike on eBay is a fairly involved...

Selling a bike on eBay is a fairly involved process between the photographing, listing, feedback, packing, shipping, liabilities, etc . If one needs to come here and ask for a price and expects an...
06-22-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 670
Posted By Narhay

Some jealous individual had to call out the bent...

Some jealous individual had to call out the bent fork :)
06-22-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 670
Posted By Narhay

It is probably the horizontal reference pipe on...

It is probably the horizontal reference pipe on the fence and angle of the shot but doesn't it seem like the front is riding high? The fork plane seems ok.
06-20-22, 05:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,704
Posted By Narhay

Seems like you're semi local. It is pretty flat...

Seems like you're semi local. It is pretty flat around here so I find myself in the 52 and 4 smallest gears in the rear of a 6 speed almost all the time. I usually only drop to the 42 when there's an...
06-16-22, 05:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By Narhay

The cable guide may be too far up the downtube as...

The cable guide may be too far up the downtube as well. Slide it down further toward the BB.

Otherwise you'll have the cable rubbing on the back of the seat tube.
06-15-22, 05:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,015
Posted By Narhay

Make sure you remove freewheels first. Toss...

Make sure you remove freewheels first.

Toss any steel wheels unless very early (50s)...their spokes and hubs are likely similar quality.

Open the marginal quality hubs and see if the cones or...
06-12-22, 09:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,265
Posted By Narhay

The Rocky Mountain Hammer I was working on today...

The Rocky Mountain Hammer I was working on today has only one cantilever post hole. I guess that's where the adjustability comes in.
06-12-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 393
Posted By Narhay

An hour of cut and polish would really be night...

An hour of cut and polish would really be night and day in this situation.
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By Narhay

Stuck seatpost, bad paint, mismatched...

Stuck seatpost, bad paint, mismatched wheels...$75 is a good price but those detract from the bike.
06-07-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,047
Posted By Narhay

https://i.imgur.com/BgwsGE3.jpeg I put a...

https://i.imgur.com/BgwsGE3.jpeg

I put a full m732 set of XT on this rockhopper of mine. It came with LX. I don't think I kept anything except frame, fork, stem and seatpost clamp qr.
06-06-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,676
Posted By Narhay

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/580x435/80-img_20220605_155827_01_45d5d8451c97146d2051dd4550c9ed125b6a3f0a.jpg

The green fuji in the back is a much nicer bicycle. Someone...
06-03-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 383
Posted By Narhay

If you could bend axles with just your upper body...

If you could bend axles with just your upper body then you should be considering a career at the circus.
Replies: 19
Views: 442
Posted By Narhay

I have the tools and the bulk consumables enough...

I have the tools and the bulk consumables enough that I could turn that bike around for about $50 assuming those tires are newer. For someone that doesn't have boxes and boxes of parts it would take...
06-01-22, 05:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,280
Posted By Narhay

Nice to read about Sandbanks and Scarborough. ...

Nice to read about Sandbanks and Scarborough.

I would have been hard pressed to keep the reflectors but I do enjoy the intent behind the restoration.
05-30-22, 04:34 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,229
Posted By Narhay

My Mercier 300 has a shim of Carlsberg in the...

My Mercier 300 has a shim of Carlsberg in the crown race too. Vive le Danemark.
05-24-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,101
Posted By Narhay

Very enterprising. The closest to an ovalized...

Very enterprising. The closest to an ovalized seat tube I've come was some pinched lug ears that I massaged outwards with a seatpost.


What are your build plans with this one?
05-17-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,229
Posted By Narhay

I meant to say cut the front hanger bit off its...

I meant to say cut the front hanger bit off its washer and braze it to the front serrated washer. I don't know about strength but it wouldn't add the extra washer height.
05-17-22, 04:44 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,229
Posted By Narhay

Replace the steerer with a taller English...

Replace the steerer with a taller English version. That CLB hanger is essentially the brazed on hanger to a serrated washer I had mentioned.
05-16-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,229
Posted By Narhay

Could you braze a piece of the mafac cable hanger...

Could you braze a piece of the mafac cable hanger to the serrated tooth spacer?

I think the stronglight p3 headset has a stack height less than the competition at 33mm. You could probably find one...
05-16-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 29,078
Posted By Narhay

I'm about to hit order. I am assuming it is the...

I'm about to hit order. I am assuming it is the 8mm x 10mm x 10mm variant.
05-16-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 18,982
Posted By Narhay

I had two issues with this bike that sidelined it...

I had two issues with this bike that sidelined it for some time. One was that I borrowed the chain for a flip bike and never replaced it. The other was that the plastic bushing on the rear MAFAC...
05-16-22, 05:50 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,229
Posted By Narhay

Of course it'll also get cantilever bosses, cable...

Of course it'll also get cantilever bosses, cable guides, rack mounts, new fork trail and and and....

I will award 4 extra clunker points for this bit of bike burning.
05-15-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,876
Posted By Narhay

I have a Raleigh competition, international and...

I have a Raleigh competition, international and professional and they are all great bikes. I would recommend any of them. The international may have a big longer wheelbase and feel more similar to...
05-13-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By Narhay

I have one of these pedal wrench hook tool...

I have one of these pedal wrench hook tool combos. The hook has a sharper angle than my bigger hook tools and works on the couple headsets I've seen like this.
...
05-12-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 968
Posted By Narhay

As long as you can pull up off the downstroke...

As long as you can pull up off the downstroke with some kind of foot retention then I would think the differences are negligible in spd vs clips.

Wearing better fitting clothing or changing your...
05-11-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 743
Posted By Narhay

For a period a few years ago the ad algorithm...

For a period a few years ago the ad algorithm decided that I was particularly interested in farming equipment, especially aftermarket performance mods to farming equipment. I live in the middle of...
05-11-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By Narhay

Thank you for your email. As per how we do/did...

Thank you for your email. As per how we do/did our serial numbers you have a 1977 Marinoni frame on your hands. Back then the first two digits were the year, think they only did it that way in the...
05-11-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By Narhay

1977 Marinoni Special

Interesting Marinoni came up in London a couple hours away from the center of the universe in Toronto. My friend happened to be going by yesterday and picked it up for me and dropped it off. The...
05-10-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 884
Posted By Narhay

Generally you should receive a response about...

Generally you should receive a response about requests for more relevant details that are missing in the description and it could be an inexperienced seller or one that just doesn't want to bother...
05-10-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By Narhay

Ok, treating it as a triple with one useless...

Ok, treating it as a triple with one useless position has solved the problem. Doh.
05-10-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By Narhay

This may be the crux of the issue...the "trim" is...

This may be the crux of the issue...the "trim" is actually for the middle ring.
05-10-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By Narhay

RSX front double brifter adjustment

This brifter I am having issues adjusting has 3 positions. Small ring, trim, and big ring.

Which position do you have the trim on? Small ring with small rear cogs or big ring with big cogs? If you...
05-10-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By Narhay

You may want to overhaul the hubs, bottom bracket...

You may want to overhaul the hubs, bottom bracket and headset and replace tires, cables, housings and brake pads for reliability before getting too far from home. The old grease solidifies and needs...
05-09-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 895
Posted By Narhay

One of the links above states that someone had...

One of the links above states that someone had ridden 450 happy miles on these tires without issue but that because it was a cottage industry item for liability purposes it was marketed as display...
05-09-22, 06:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 806
Posted By Narhay

Yes this is also a potential. If you are spinning...

Yes this is also a potential. If you are spinning with low resistance in a low (easy) gear do you have the same wobble?
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