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08-03-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 251
Posted By Pompiere

So, last night I did 25 miles on my usual route...

So, last night I did 25 miles on my usual route to test the shifting under load vs. in the stand. Every shift was quick and precise, with no delay or noise. There was no wind and the biggest hill...
07-29-21, 03:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 584
Posted By Trakhak

Open side of caged bearings faces spindle bearing...

Open side of caged bearings faces spindle bearing race.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61Gygv82DAM
07-28-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 584
Posted By steelbikeguy

can I change my guess to "the caged bearings are...

can I change my guess to "the caged bearings are installed the wrong way around"? i.e. might try flipping them over.
Of course, that should mean that the axle doesn't turn freely, I think (I don't...
Replies: 17
Views: 551
Posted By Clang

I'd be surprised if this wasn't a 1988. 1989...

I'd be surprised if this wasn't a 1988. 1989 bikes have mainly ditched the chainstay U-brake. Other photos of this model show that the Exage was OEM and it never had XT. So right away the model name...
07-19-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 844
Posted By ThermionicScott

After only riding for a month, the absolute best...

After only riding for a month, the absolute best way to improve your climbing is simply to keep riding and attacking those hills with gusto. But lower gearing will make that nicer to do in the...
07-16-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 749
Posted By Rolla

Many/most saddle issues can be resolved by...

Many/most saddle issues can be resolved by incremental adjustments to angle and fore-aft positioning. Millimeters matter.
07-15-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,651
Posted By downtube42

Same same on the daughter and in-laws. But I also...

Same same on the daughter and in-laws. But I also lived in Texas for 18 months, inadvertently and unfortunately, but based on that experience I claim to be more Texan.

Y'all means all of you, in a...
07-13-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,219
Posted By nomadmax

This isn't a situation where I would make a phone...

This isn't a situation where I would make a phone call, I'd go to the shop.
07-07-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,120
Posted By trailangel

Don't Mess With Texas

Don't Mess With Texas
07-07-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,120
Posted By Rick

There was no surprise here. Texas doesn't...

There was no surprise here. Texas doesn't tolerate stupidity. As I stated previously. The felon will go from the hospital then to jail. Here...
07-01-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,087
Posted By ShannonM

New frame, new wheels, new parts, all-new bike?...

New frame, new wheels, new parts, all-new bike? Your gonna pay a lot more if you build from scratch. The bike companies get ridiculously low pricing on parts... they're buying tens of thousands of,...
06-30-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 868
Posted By 70sSanO

The first question is if your wife has ever used...

The first question is if your wife has ever used the 50-11 combination? If not, dump the 50t.

Both my bike and my wife’s are setup with triples, but I don’t think that is an option with an 11...
06-23-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,433
Posted By ClydeClydeson

A properly assembled square taper bottom bracket...

A properly assembled square taper bottom bracket should be trouble free for years and years. I don't notice any difference between square taper and external bearing BBs while riding, but I believe...
06-21-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By mstateglfr

Ive had Microshift 7 and 9sp as well as Micronew...

Ive had Microshift 7 and 9sp as well as Micronew 9sp.
Both work fine- the shifting is deliberate clicks vs subtle movements, just something thats different from Shimano STI.
I like the 2 shift...
06-21-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,245
Posted By pdlamb

How do you keep those old bikes running?

How do you keep those old bikes running?
06-20-21, 12:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,087
Posted By tempocyclist

You'll most likely get slightly better value...

You'll most likely get slightly better value buying off the shelf, but you'll get EXACTLY* what you want building one yourself.

If there's a stock bike that's pretty much what you want, that you...
06-18-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 671
Posted By prj71

Advice.

Advice.
06-14-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,052
Posted By Rdmonster69

Monterey Bay ....but close enough.

Monterey Bay ....but close enough.
06-13-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 413
Posted By dedhed

Look for a ERTO (ISO) # on the sidewall, should...

Look for a ERTO (ISO) # on the sidewall, should be something like 37-590. 26 X 1 3/8 are usually 590 BSD (bead seat diameter)
Shop by using 26 x 1 3/8 590

Harder to find one that is "high...
06-12-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,684
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...if your bike is on fire, I'm probably best...

.
...if your bike is on fire, I'm probably best qualified to extinguish it for you. It's a limited area of expertise, but with guys like gugie hanging around, you never know. :) I was the Saturday...
06-10-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 456
Posted By indyfabz

Have you checked out Shipbikes.com? It's a...

Have you checked out Shipbikes.com? It's a competitor of Bikeflights.

Here is my story involving Bikeflights. I used them 5 times since 2014. Originally, they used FedEx. Everything worked great,...
06-07-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,785
Posted By grizzly907la

At this point I am used to it, and I almost...

At this point I am used to it, and I almost expect when working on older bikes. Not a big deal in the greater scheme of things. I am grouchier about the fact that many people neglect their things,...
06-02-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,411
Posted By drlogik

I only chase a cloud when it looks like an...

I only chase a cloud when it looks like an Alligator-lizard. America has those.
06-01-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,131
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Those people that feel this current trend of apps...

Those people that feel this current trend of apps being used for everything is not a big deal seem fully ignorant of the power and capabilities corporations gain from data harvesting. The info they...
06-01-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,131
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

George Orwell would be shocked at the extent to...

George Orwell would be shocked at the extent to which modern people surveil themselves and willfully consent to giving up their privacy.


All this to simply because so many people have strong...
Replies: 16
Views: 797
Posted By TugaDude

Are the seat post and stem free? Looks like it...

Are the seat post and stem free? Looks like it was stored outside and sometimes the stem and/or seat post freeze up. This bike is beyond what I would feel comfortable with. No telling how much...
05-27-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By alcjphil

I knew what sort of frame it is, but I wasn't...

I knew what sort of frame it is, but I wasn't assuming anything about what the OP wanted
05-20-21, 02:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By cjenrick

another trick is to leave the bolt off and ride...

another trick is to leave the bolt off and ride the bike for a while,

of course you want to monitor things closely so

1) you don't crash

2) you don't butcher the taper

and don't stray too...
05-18-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,514
Posted By wolfchild

That almost sounds like pawls in the freehub or a...

That almost sounds like pawls in the freehub or a freewheel are sticking and not engaging...If that happens the freehub or the freewheel needs to be cleaned up and lubed.
05-17-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,102
Posted By rustystrings61

Are the bearings caged? I had similar problems...

Are the bearings caged? I had similar problems with a Sugino BB when I put the caged bearings in facing the wrong way ...
05-17-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,905
Posted By Koyote

I doubt that the OP even knows what he's missing.

I doubt that the OP even knows what he's missing.
05-16-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,240
Posted By Narhay

The aero levers do have a bit of an additional...

The aero levers do have a bit of an additional mechanical advantage. The newer pads do help but this is where I find the best braking comes from:

Dead true rims with pads as close to rim as...
05-08-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,218
Posted By Eric F

Rule #41.

Rule #41.
05-07-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,816
Posted By ksryder

If the fact the "The Big Bang Theory" lasted 12...

If the fact the "The Big Bang Theory" lasted 12 seasons taught us anything it's to never underestimate the appeal of aggressive mediocrity.

On a related dad rock hill I'm prepared to die on: ...
05-05-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 826
Posted By randyjawa

I do not recall ever seeing a Bianchi with half...

I do not recall ever seeing a Bianchi with half wrap seat stays.
05-03-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,380
Posted By jaxgtr

Because some riders, like my wife, do not want...

Because some riders, like my wife, do not want drop bars, and wanted something lighter than her mountain bike for when she wants to ride on the road. I converted a drop bar to my commuter as it gave...
04-21-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,182
Posted By Koyote

This. Or just wait until you have been married...

This. Or just wait until you have been married long enough, and spouse will be happy to see you head out on 5-hour rides.
04-20-21, 05:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 788
Posted By nlerner

BF-er

BF-er
04-20-21, 04:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,308
Posted By downhillmaster

So much sadness in this thread...

So much sadness in this thread...
04-05-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,495
Posted By Spartacus713

I lost 60 pounds in a year, with cycling as my...

I lost 60 pounds in a year, with cycling as my only exercise. I rode about an hour a day, averaging probably a bit under 5 days a week.

However, I was also eating healthy at the same time. My...
04-05-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,893
Posted By guachi

Jersey pocket with screen facing out so my sweat...

Jersey pocket with screen facing out so my sweat doesn't turn the screen on. Kept in a plastic bag if rain is a possibility.
03-31-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,095
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Drummers are all about endurance and controlled...

Drummers are all about endurance and controlled substances. Charlie Watts easy.
03-31-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,942
Posted By indyfabz

Iím a lawyer and could arrive at my building...

Iím a lawyer and could arrive at my building shirtless if I wanted to, but Iím pretty sure Iíd have to put one on before entering the lobby. Not that I would ride shirtless to begin with.
03-24-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,181
Posted By Koyote

I am probably better-informed than you about...

I am probably better-informed than you about income and wealth distribution in the US, but that is beside the point. You seem to think that something should cost a certain amount just because you...
03-23-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,548
Posted By Outrider1

Since you're handy, may wish to peruse bikes...

Since you're handy, may wish to peruse bikes direct dot com. The bikes require minor assembly that intimidates some folks. Visit a local bike shop as well to compare/contrast.
03-23-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,070
Posted By The 2nd G

Like a lot of my fellow riders, I was involved in...

Like a lot of my fellow riders, I was involved in an accident. Car's fault. I suffered some injuries, including a concussion. Yes, I got back on the bike as soon as I could. Yes, was a bit more...
03-20-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,528
Posted By SurferRosa

How does she feel about taxidermy?

How does she feel about taxidermy?
03-16-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,416
Posted By malcala622

If the bike is built with Campagnolo, the cork...

If the bike is built with Campagnolo, the cork must be removed with a Campagnolo wine cork

...
03-03-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 962
Posted By bikemig

You did a phenomenal job. That bike is beautiful.

You did a phenomenal job. That bike is beautiful.
03-03-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 976
Posted By SurferRosa

For this bike ... Full overhaul. New cable...

For this bike ...

Full overhaul.
New cable and housing.
Reuse ball bearings where practical.
Newbaum's bar tape.
Cheap Michelin gumwalls.
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