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Views: 438
Posted By bboy314

30.2 mm

30.2 mm
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Views: 1,029
Posted By bboy314

Truly Spoken is great! Another place I highly...

Truly Spoken is great! Another place I highly recommend checking out is Vulture Space. Itís a DIY/community shop, the person who runs it is truly passionate about old bikes and helping folks learn to...
03-01-24, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 238
Posted By bboy314

There is no way to answer this question without...

There is no way to answer this question without your credit card number, sorry.
Replies: 40
Views: 1,029
Posted By bboy314

At the shops where Iíve worked, Iíve done many,...

At the shops where Iíve worked, Iíve done many, many rebuilds/overhauls of bikes just like this. Yes, if you know how to do all the work and have the required time and tools, or if you plan to sell...
02-29-24, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By bboy314

Itís a Kent Thruster. $148 at Walmart.

Itís a Kent Thruster. $148 at Walmart.
02-29-24, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By bboy314

So, in summary: -the mechanic didnít know...

So, in summary:

-the mechanic didnít know how to remove the pivot bolt, and Prime replied to you with instructions.

-you shipped the bike to them and had issues with the shipping.

-when...
02-29-24, 06:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 433
Posted By bboy314

Iím guessing you donít have kids :roflmao2:

Iím guessing you donít have kids :roflmao2:
Replies: 13
Views: 406
Posted By bboy314

+1 chainstay looks smashed. Even if itís in good...

+1 chainstay looks smashed. Even if itís in good shape, Iíd pass, unless maybe you already have wheels and it really speaks to you. Original wheels were probably 27Ē, 700c could likely work although...
02-24-24, 01:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 779
Posted By bboy314

+1 on J&B having these, Iíve sold many. If I were...

+1 on J&B having these, Iíve sold many. If I were you Iíd get an account, or find an LBS with one and order a bunch through them.
02-24-24, 11:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,206
Posted By bboy314

What, youíre gonna ignore my link in post #9?...

What, youíre gonna ignore my link in post #9? Fits all your needs - steel bike, commuting, more than $150Ö not sure why the thread even kept going after that.
02-23-24, 04:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 515
Posted By bboy314

I wouldnít sweat the difference between lugged...

I wouldnít sweat the difference between lugged and tig (though aesthetically I prefer lugged). Instead Iíd decide based on how each bike fits me, and their overall condition.
02-23-24, 12:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 540
Posted By bboy314

Ritchey Venturemax. YMMV

Ritchey Venturemax. YMMV
02-21-24, 05:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,206
Posted By bboy314

As usual Iím not exactly sure what youíre asking,...

As usual Iím not exactly sure what youíre asking, but if youíre wondering whether ďtubeless compatibleĒ tires can be used with tubes on clincher rims, the answer is yes.
02-21-24, 06:56 AM
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Views: 2,508
Posted By bboy314

Every one of these sentences confuses me.

Every one of these sentences confuses me.
02-20-24, 07:46 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,508
Posted By bboy314

Type of bike? Rim diameter? Hub spacing? Gearing...

Type of bike? Rim diameter? Hub spacing? Gearing requirements? Reason for wheel replacement? Is it a 40 year old Schwinn Varsity or a 2024 Trek Madone? EtcÖ
02-20-24, 07:01 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,508
Posted By bboy314

So many words and yet still no information to...

So many words and yet still no information to actually clarify what the OP needs.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-24, 07:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 386
Posted By bboy314

If I was spending that kind of money on a used...

If I was spending that kind of money on a used (or new) bike, Iíd definitely want to inspect in person and test ride.
02-11-24, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By bboy314

Sorry, no clue, but I had no idea J&B was that...

Sorry, no clue, but I had no idea J&B was that old!
02-09-24, 07:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 891
Posted By bboy314

Iíve never heard of this ďchain waxingĒ. Are...

Iíve never heard of this ďchain waxingĒ. Are there any threads on the subject? I assume the BF community has reached a definitive consensus on itís usefulnessÖ
02-09-24, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By bboy314

Iíd suggest taking the whole bike if possible....

Iíd suggest taking the whole bike if possible. Thereís a good chance the problem lies somewhere other than just the cog.
02-08-24, 05:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 593
Posted By bboy314

Check out bikeflights.com. Good shipping service,...

Check out bikeflights.com. Good shipping service, and they have some helpful info on packing a bike. Watch as many videos on the subject as you can, and you can always pay a bike shop to pack it too....
02-08-24, 07:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 256
Posted By bboy314

In my opinion, heíd do just fine on that bike....

In my opinion, heíd do just fine on that bike. Youíre right that modern geometry in itself will be a noticeable improvement for trail riding, and he can always upgrade the fork or bike later on if...
02-07-24, 06:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,236
Posted By bboy314

I agree, but people are conditioned by Amazon and...

I agree, but people are conditioned by Amazon and the like to think theyíre getting ripped off if they canít return used goods for free. Or pay retail price for a very specific product they want...
02-06-24, 06:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,236
Posted By bboy314

Seems like in this case, youíre getting something...

Seems like in this case, youíre getting something valuable in exchange for the ďmarkupĒ - the product you want with a shop backing it up.
02-02-24, 08:37 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,228
Posted By bboy314

Sweet project. FYI the shifters should be inboard...

Sweet project. FYI the shifters should be inboard of the brake levers.
01-31-24, 12:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 988
Posted By bboy314

What was the failure exactly? Bead severed,...

What was the failure exactly? Bead severed, sidewall torn, etc? 5 years is a pretty good run for a tire that gets used regularly on a cargo bike, I wouldnít sweat it.
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By bboy314

For $40, worth it for parts if you like to tinker...

For $40, worth it for parts if you like to tinker (assuming wheels are good, etc.). I wouldnít count on resale value as older full suspensions are tough to sell.

The black one looks lower end than...
01-22-24, 09:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 409
Posted By bboy314

Iíve used them. They work fine, look rather...

Iíve used them. They work fine, look rather clunky IMO.
01-21-24, 04:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,028
Posted By bboy314

If you want to replace this with something made...

If you want to replace this with something made for this purpose, look for a Profile Design Fast Forward post.
01-19-24, 06:42 PM
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Views: 2,577
Posted By bboy314

You could always replace the one missing ring...

You could always replace the one missing ring with loose bearings.
01-19-24, 06:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,129
Posted By bboy314

I was under the impression from the OP that they...

I was under the impression from the OP that they are aware of how to use calipers, but were more asking for suggestions for taking an OLD measurement with the wheel in place, or on a wheel with...
01-13-24, 07:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,249
Posted By bboy314

Autocorrect, that was meant to be ďrespaceĒ the...

Autocorrect, that was meant to be ďrespaceĒ the hub.
01-12-24, 03:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,249
Posted By bboy314

Side note - what kind of wheel/rim do you have...

Side note - what kind of wheel/rim do you have that canít be replaced? I work on all sorts of old bikes and rarely run into this problem. The one that comes to mind is an old ďs6Ē (597mm) rim, which...
01-09-24, 08:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,055
Posted By bboy314

One point thatís still unclear - are you...

One point thatís still unclear - are you tightening the locknut against the cone in each side, using a cone wrench and regular wrench simultaneously? If youíre just tightening the locknut without...
01-09-24, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By bboy314

They're actually made out of metal. $9 seems...

They're actually made out of metal. $9 seems reasonable to me for a part that needs to fit a very specific shape and is not in very high demand anymore. At my shop, these are $10 a pair. We get them...
01-09-24, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By bboy314

:foo: These are nearly universal fit. OP have you...

:foo: These are nearly universal fit. OP have you tried a bike shop? Shops that deal with older bikes should have plenty at a reasonable price.
01-09-24, 09:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 773
Posted By bboy314

If it was steel, likely repairable. Being that...

If it was steel, likely repairable. Being that itís aluminum I would definitely consider it unsafe to try and bend back.
01-07-24, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 535
Posted By bboy314

The clamp needs to be sized to fit the seat TUBE...

The clamp needs to be sized to fit the seat TUBE of the frame, not the seat post.

Salsa makes a 33.3mm clamp.
01-05-24, 01:26 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,123
Posted By bboy314

Not even close, in my opinion. Try to find...

Not even close, in my opinion. Try to find similar SOLD listings to assess value. Sellers can ask whatever price they want - only has any reflection on value if someone pays it.
01-04-24, 08:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 738
Posted By bboy314

Yes, 22.2 is pretty much the standard grip...

Yes, 22.2 is pretty much the standard grip diameter for MTB bars. Really most handlebars other than drop and a few mustache bars.
01-03-24, 07:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 738
Posted By bboy314

22.2mm, or 7/8Ē, is the diameter that the vast...

22.2mm, or 7/8Ē, is the diameter that the vast majority of grip shifters fit, as well as other non-drop handlebar controls. The Denali is an outlier, using 22.2mm shifters on a drop bar, hence the...
01-03-24, 10:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,260
Posted By bboy314

So one broke and another wasnít made to spec....

So one broke and another wasnít made to spec. These seem like a couple of good examples of why itís worth it to buy decent quality components like seatposts, rather than Amazon junk.
12-28-23, 11:51 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 9,693
Posted By bboy314

Similarly anecdotally, Iíve seen tons of steel...

Similarly anecdotally, Iíve seen tons of steel frame failures and also tons of intact, hard-ridden carbon and TI frames. Perhaps there are other factors than just frame material to consider?
12-27-23, 12:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,857
Posted By bboy314

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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This is the only pic I have of a Ross I overhauled and sold recently. Kind of...
12-25-23, 06:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 637
Posted By bboy314

Should work fine, use a 9 speed chain too.

Should work fine, use a 9 speed chain too.
12-25-23, 02:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By bboy314

Nice! I used to have one, got it nearly NOS...

Nice! I used to have one, got it nearly NOS around 2005, did my first long tour (1,000+ miles) on it. Not exactly an ideal touring bike but a hell of a road bike!
12-23-23, 08:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,147
Posted By bboy314

Not much insight to add here, except to say that...

Not much insight to add here, except to say that Iím also a big fan of roller cams!
...
12-23-23, 03:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,800
Posted By bboy314

Option 3: cloth tape wrapped over the grab-ons

Option 3: cloth tape wrapped over the grab-ons
12-22-23, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By bboy314

Mainly just the smaller boutique brands, such as...

Mainly just the smaller boutique brands, such as ďShimanoĒ.
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