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01-26-23, 04:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,474
Posted By canopus

That would be an illusion on an old iphone photo....

That would be an illusion on an old iphone photo. The frame is straight.
01-26-23, 09:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,474
Posted By canopus

I've got some F&F's and could probably cobble...

I've got some F&F's and could probably cobble some parts together as I have a lot, but it depends on what you want.
Ive got a 1985 Trek 620, F&F, in a 21" frame, clean but has some slight dings that...
12-23-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,300
Posted By canopus

Your taking Phil oil, just use it. No reason to...

Your taking Phil oil, just use it. No reason to pack anything else.
Contrary to everyone's belief, oil is oil. It wears off, you put more on. No oil is going to protect much better than anything...
08-06-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,652
Posted By canopus

I need one to go with the rest of my mid 80's...

I need one to go with the rest of my mid 80's Can's. Nice Score!
02-23-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 957
Posted By canopus

I never use sealant for tubes. If you need...

I never use sealant for tubes. If you need punture protection get a tire with it or a liner. I found sealant prevents you from patching the tube so its useless to me. Also tubes have powder in...
01-19-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 975
Posted By canopus

Hozan makes some, plaza japan would probably be...

Hozan makes some, plaza japan would probably be the best way to order them ( i haven't looked lately though). Get a good specific thread cutting oil and the parks should be fine, especially for...
12-21-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 819
Posted By canopus

I'll just stick with my cheap Harbor Freight...

I'll just stick with my cheap Harbor Freight Ultrasonic cleaner... Less chance of divorce, same results.
12-21-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 703
Posted By canopus

Axles are different in diameters. QR's are same...

Axles are different in diameters. QR's are same diameter, different lengths.
12-21-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,111
Posted By canopus

With the cost of spokes now, I would hose them...

With the cost of spokes now, I would hose them off with WD-40, clean them with steel wool or aluminum scrub pad and brushes, clean the rim up, throw on some new rim strips, check the true and ride...
Replies: 53
Views: 33,933
Posted By canopus

If manufacturing tolerances were allowed to be...

If manufacturing tolerances were allowed to be 2.5mm out of spec, we would still be working with wood because nothing would fit together.
12-09-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,747
Posted By canopus

Which is why I suggested asking the...

Which is why I suggested asking the manager/owner. I have baked cookies before and given them away and the wife has made pies... and some people just dont want to eat the sweets like they did when I...
12-09-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,747
Posted By canopus

I understand that, but tips should not be counted...

I understand that, but tips should not be counted on. No one should get angry at me for telling me a price, me giving that price and then getting upset for not getting more than was requested.
I...
12-09-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,747
Posted By canopus

I'm weird. I don't tip for doing your job. I go...

I'm weird. I don't tip for doing your job. I go out of my way to be understanding and not give anyone a hard time, smile and say thank you, but business sets the price. I pay the price, I expect...
12-08-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,559
Posted By canopus

Meanwhile... 4 years later....

Meanwhile... 4 years later....
12-07-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,635
Posted By canopus

That will be fine. rarely will inward radiating...

That will be fine. rarely will inward radiating spokes snug up to the hub flange.

Pic Assist​​​​​​​...
12-06-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 829
Posted By canopus

My brain on this thread....:foo:..:twitchy:.. ...

My brain on this thread....:foo:..:twitchy:..

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12-05-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,147
Posted By canopus

Get snarky and you get less answers... Provide...

Get snarky and you get less answers...
Provide the Year, Make and Model of your bike.
To us "seniors" a headset is the full monty... cups, bearings, races, locknuts, washers. Comes in package,...
12-02-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,979
Posted By canopus

:deadhorse:

:deadhorse:
12-02-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,518
Posted By canopus

If there is no play when facing forward and there...

If there is no play when facing forward and there is play when the forks are turned 90 degrees, then there is an issue within the headset, the head tube, the cups or races where they are not faced...
11-29-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8,685
Views: 1,075,662
Posted By canopus

Got my nuts in.... ...

Got my nuts in....

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11-27-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 82,637
Views: 13,916,836
Posted By canopus

I have enough Treks.. but dang if I was closer......

I have enough Treks.. but dang if I was closer...
https://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/bik/d/fort-worth-trek-road-bike-bicycle-23/7409967720.html
...
11-19-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,394
Posted By canopus

I have always been found of Shimano DX style for...

I have always been found of Shimano DX style for sneaker riding. (Ignore the urchins.... more bmx)
...
11-12-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,579
Posted By canopus

Usually on a high end frame they have already...

Usually on a high end frame they have already reamed/faced the headtube and fork lower race. We would do it at the shop, based on frame and it was usually just to clean the paint out which could...
10-25-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 7,774
Posted By canopus

I have a campagnolo veloce triple if you want to...

I have a campagnolo veloce triple if you want to try. You might need a longer cage.
10-24-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 718
Posted By canopus

I wanted large tires. After riding my 710 with...

I wanted large tires. After riding my 710 with 650b's around I decided I wanted something bigger than the 700x32 I was using on the C-dale. I'm sure 38's would look better on the 720 but I will give...
10-24-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 718
Posted By canopus

OMG! Another Trek Thread - The '84 720 Project

So I have had this 1984 720 for a while now. I bought it when I was riding my Cannondale alot and I figured I needed a steel touring steed also. Then life happened and I didn't get to it. For an...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-21, 11:13 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,344
Posted By canopus

I once saw a guy in a company environmental truck...

I once saw a guy in a company environmental truck with a number and a phone on the back throw trash out while waiting for a red light. Trash pisses me off, so I called the company and reported the...
10-21-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8,685
Views: 1,075,662
Posted By canopus

to many goodies. i gotta dosome work now… but i...

to many goodies. i gotta dosome work now… but i gotta say, except for a missing mount on the very front of the rack, i am looking forward to this nitto campee 27. the son hub will be nice also,...
10-21-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,924
Posted By canopus

Actually, look at some of the older drop bars and...

Actually, look at some of the older drop bars and they look similar to these, Also the shallow bend at the top allows a person to get on the drops without hitting the top of the bar (short stem,...
10-20-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,884
Posted By canopus

a cracks a crack, no pic necessary, especially on...

a cracks a crack, no pic necessary, especially on a hardened anodized rim. plan for a replacement. not sure if washers would have helped or not. but usually, it is either overloading, or...
10-17-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3,547
Views: 433,238
Posted By canopus

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Blackie & Gracie

2 of our latest that were...
10-16-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,810
Posted By canopus

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Me on a grease discussion.
10-12-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,120
Posted By canopus

It really was just expense vs return... by '83...

It really was just expense vs return... by '83 this group was considered older and heavier and didn't shift near what a comparable suntour group could at 1/2 the price. I remember building my first...
10-12-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,355
Posted By canopus

You can get a 1/4" beam type at Oreilly for 26 ...

You can get a 1/4" beam type at Oreilly for 26
https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/c/performance-tool/performance-tool-1-4-inch-drive-torque-wrench/pfm0/m195?q=torque+wrench&pos=9

or Cheaper on...
10-11-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 82,637
Views: 13,916,836
Posted By canopus

Halloween Bike - $40 (cypress)

Halloween Bike - $40 (cypress)https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/d/houston-halloween-bike/7392756578.html
...
10-09-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 944
Posted By canopus

Different spoke tension based on the diameter of...

Different spoke tension based on the diameter of the spoke and the rim construction. What the spoke tension actually is depends on your gauge and its calibration. Each gauge should be calibrated...
10-07-21, 01:11 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 10,448
Posted By canopus

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Suberbe Pro 6s indexed. Pulled from my Trek 720.
10-02-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,410
Posted By canopus

I'm in process of building my 1960 Schwinn...

I'm in process of building my 1960 Schwinn klunker with a Sturmey 3s coaster...
09-30-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,484
Posted By canopus

Meanwhile, 7 yrs later.....the debate rages on...

Meanwhile, 7 yrs later.....the debate rages on...
09-28-21, 09:16 AM
09-27-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 10,448
Posted By canopus

How about a Campy 10s indexed setup. ...

How about a Campy 10s indexed setup.

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Bar Ends turned down tube.
09-27-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,073
Posted By canopus

I would say find a 110 ISO old phil bottom...

I would say find a 110 ISO old phil bottom bracket then order some French cups for it.
You could use the VO JIS BB and just use it on the Campy arms. Its been done in the past without issue... You...
09-21-21, 11:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,353
Posted By canopus

spare parts.. just spare whatever, chainrings, i...

spare parts.. just spare whatever, chainrings, i need a stack, sturmey archer hubs, i need the springs, box of 50 for 2 hubs, thank very much, how many nitto technomic stems do i need? i dont know,...
09-20-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,806
Posted By canopus

I keep chains in rotation, if i need a clean one,...

I keep chains in rotation, if i need a clean one, pop the link, thread the clean one and put the link on and boom, Iíve beat your time by 10 minutes, and ALL off my chain mess is where it should be,...
09-20-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8,685
Views: 1,075,662
Posted By canopus

How about a set of Woody's Fenders for the...

How about a set of Woody's Fenders for the Trek...
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09-16-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,554
Posted By canopus

It's only the first scratch that hurts :p. And...

It's only the first scratch that hurts :p. And having though about it with my truck... It isn't about having perfect paint, it is about protecting it from the elements.
09-14-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8,685
Views: 1,075,662
Posted By canopus

These along with (earlier in the week) some...

These along with (earlier in the week) some Campagnolo Dropout adjusters, and a BIG box of Sturmey Archer AW pawl springs.
These bring the absurdly ridiculous Schwinn cruiser that much closer to...
09-13-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,159
Posted By canopus

For those times when a long cage RD just won't do...

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...
09-13-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 897
Posted By canopus

I would say get some of these if your levers...

I would say get some of these if your levers don't have built in releases.
https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/shimano105-r7000/SM-CB90.html

So what do you mean by performance? Lever...
09-11-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By canopus

A quick guess would be that the cables are frozen...

A quick guess would be that the cables are frozen or otherwise no longer attached to the shifters or something in the shifter has broken. You will need to investigate the shifters and cables inside...
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