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12-02-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 261
Posted By Lombard

Once you try 28s, trust me, you will never want...

Once you try 28s, trust me, you will never want to go back to 25s.
12-01-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 617
Posted By Soody

Bikesdirect minivelo? $330. Cromo frame. Nice...

Bikesdirect minivelo?
$330. Cromo frame. Nice colour. Decent group. Bombproof with the DT shifters, if you bend the mech knocking it around then you're still ok in friction mode. Standard 20" tire...
12-01-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,492
Posted By 79pmooney

I look at the idea that it is a sin to modify old...

I look at the idea that it is a sin to modify old bikes as a money/greed issue. Instead, I like the idea that an older bike is valued enough that the current owner wants to put in the effort to...
11-28-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

This type of need is why those who fix up bike a...

This type of need is why those who fix up bike a bunch (neighbors, family, friends or flipping) should have a good relationship with a LBS. Not only can they give the usual advise but have much more...
11-28-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 763
Posted By Hondo6

If the OP is sure that a 34T rear is big enough...

If the OP is sure that a 34T rear is big enough for the foreseeable future, the 11-speed 105 GS RD (RD-R7000-GS) would also be an option for mechanical shifting. They're still available, have 39T...
11-23-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By cxwrench

Those are NOT carbon wheels. That is an aluminum...

Those are NOT carbon wheels. That is an aluminum rim with a carbon fairing.
11-22-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 513
Posted By maddog34

more like treating athlete's foot with an enema.

more like treating athlete's foot with an enema.
11-19-22, 12:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 924
Posted By FBinNY

Shop around because actual tire width varies...

Shop around because actual tire width varies compared to the published size.

That's partly because the maker has to guess what rim the tire will be on.

So, what you might do is lay your current...
11-18-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 924
Posted By FBinNY

A very basic geometry problem. Given the...

A very basic geometry problem.

Given the info, you're adding 3mm to the cross section circumference of the tire/rim assembly.

Divide by Pi to get roughly a 1mm increase to the diameter, aka...
11-18-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 793
Posted By urbanknight

I live in a huge city. For every hour I ride...

I live in a huge city. For every hour I ride locally, I come within 50' of hundreds, if not thousands, of drivers. In that same hour, I see maybe 5 or so stupid, rude, or dangerous maneuvers. The...
11-18-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 195
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

As long as the rim's interior has no spoke nipple...

As long as the rim's interior has no spoke nipple access holes, or nipple heads sticking above the rim bed, no liner is needed.

By "mag wheels" I assume you mean a compression spoked wheel, and...
11-18-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,637
Posted By mstateglfr

You can go to a shop and ask for em too. Any shop...

You can go to a shop and ask for em too. Any shop that's been around for a couple decades should have at least a handful of these, and probably more, in a drawer. They used to come with STI shifters...
11-17-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,731
Posted By rsbob

My 71. Originally a 4 cylinder but swapped in a...

My 71. Originally a 4 cylinder but swapped in a 3.0 911 engine. The whole car has been heavily modified, but didn’t want it to look that way.
...
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By tkamd73

They left it there for a reason, it wasn’t worth...

They left it there for a reason, it wasn’t worth moving.
Tim
11-17-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By Velo Mule

donnyc you don't have to go out and buy a metric...

donnyc you don't have to go out and buy a metric thread gauge. Go to a hardware store and either bring the pedal or buy one M8 x 1.25 bolt. While the diameter is different, the thread pitch is the...
11-16-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By cxwrench

Replace the whole thing, it's cheaper than the...

Replace the whole thing, it's cheaper than the bearings alone.
11-15-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By ShannonM

The front derailleur was probably a Suntour...

The front derailleur was probably a Suntour Spirt. (Yes, that's how they spelled it.) If so, I'd guess that it was replaced by someone who didn't like that they work backwards.

--Shannon
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By TugaDude

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycle...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-whats-worth-appraisals/516882-amf-nimble-value-age.html

Sorry, not worth very much. Roadmaster is still operating in Olney, home of the white...
11-12-22, 05:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 592
Posted By dsaul

Rubber shims for lights and GPS mounts are fine,...

Rubber shims for lights and GPS mounts are fine, but I would never use them on a brake lever. Get the right lever to fit your bars or use a metal shim.
11-09-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 941
Posted By Imaginos

OP here. My new bikes are not tubeless ready.I...

OP here. My new bikes are not tubeless ready.I fixed the front flat today,paying attention to all things mentioned here and found the source of the flat,a tiny piece of wire about 1/4” long,most...
11-09-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 756
Posted By shoota

I think we're over complicating things here....

I think we're over complicating things here. Campy shifters of that era used a slightly smaller barrel end on the cable. If you just buy a regular cable these days it'll likely have the larger...
11-08-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 664
Posted By veganbikes

I cannot speak to what specific length you will...

I cannot speak to what specific length you will need as that is determined by the crank but a pair of vernier calipers can measure but I can say I would recommend getting an SKF bottom bracket ...
11-07-22, 01:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 691
Posted By jimc101

What shifters? Ultegra is just a model range...

What shifters? Ultegra is just a model range name, do you mean 6500, 6600, 6700 or 6800? as there are known issues with some of these designs which would help with answering a question like this
11-06-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By Dave Mayer

Here: Campagnolo Ergopower Right Mechanical...

Here:
Campagnolo Ergopower Right Mechanical Body EC-RE200 | XXcycle - en (https://www.xxcycle.com/campagnolo-ergopower-right-mechanical-body-ec-re200,,en.php)

Absolutely no gluing the old broken...
11-04-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

What aspect of your lock is sticking? The key...

What aspect of your lock is sticking? The key cylinder? The "U" hoop's ends that enter the "I" end?

BTW never heard "D" used to describe these locks, we always called them "U" locks. Andy
11-03-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 167
Posted By FBinNY

My best advice is to ignore it. If this...

My best advice is to ignore it.

If this isn't possible for you, drill a 1-2mm hole into the shoulder someplace other than near the joint or valve. Inject a small amount of grease, or a glue,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 378
Posted By PeteHski

If you wanted a more realistic Zwift experience...

If you wanted a more realistic Zwift experience with rollers (i.e. dynamic resistance/power) then you might want to look at the Elite Nero smart rollers. However, if you are looking to do any...
10-29-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,891
Posted By livedarklions

Or you could coat your legs with silly putty.

Or you could coat your legs with silly putty.
10-28-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,891
Posted By staehpj1

I shaved my legs when I was racing decades ago. I...

I shaved my legs when I was racing decades ago. I did it for the reasons usually given, but more than anything else I liked the way it looked and felt. I shaved on and off in my non racing years....
10-26-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 411
Posted By cxwrench

Unless you are descending some big hills and only...

Unless you are descending some big hills and only using the rear brake you don't have brake 'fade'. You should be able to lock up the rear at will. The 'tech' is clueless if he says your brake is...
10-26-22, 05:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By BTinNYC

The inner tube fits a range of similar tire...

The inner tube fits a range of similar tire sizes.
The three numbers in a line represent the same tire size stated using different standards.
10-23-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 773
Posted By Mtracer

Here's my effort to put some numbers on this. I...

Here's my effort to put some numbers on this. I could certainly have made a mistake, so don't anyone take these as fact.

Seems like there are two possible failure modes; excess rotational forces...
10-22-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 546
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Since I like to be able to stop quickly I don't...

Since I like to be able to stop quickly I don't ride bikes without front brakes. If I were to only be restricted to only one brake it would be the front, again because of stopping ability. Andy (who...
10-21-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 546
Posted By ShannonM

70% of your braking power comes from the front...

70% of your braking power comes from the front wheel. So, if you insist on having only one brake on a road-ridden bike, (and if you do, you are always and eternally wrong,) that brake must be on the...
10-21-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 925
Posted By Straightblock

My guess would be that the rims matched when the...

My guess would be that the rims matched when the wheelset was new, one of the wheels was wrecked or cracked, and the owner replaced the rim with whatever was available.
10-17-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,922
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You get maximum braking when you DON'T skid. ...

You get maximum braking when you DON'T skid.
You get maximum braking on the front since most your weight is transferring in that direction.
Practice your panic stops so you can perform one without...
10-15-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,130
Posted By FBinNY

Why would you want to? Per your OP, this is...

Why would you want to?

Per your OP, this is a brand new wheel and nothing you did, or happened in transit or use would have changed the dish.

That implies it was built wrong in the first...
10-15-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 366
Posted By himespau

If memory serves, 11 speed Centaur can handle 32...

If memory serves, 11 speed Centaur can handle 32 or 34 T as the large cog while 10 speed Campagnolo of all flavors maxes out with a 29T rear cog (even if you go long cage). Do you need that extra...
10-15-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

One very common reason to feel a clunk over bumps...

One very common reason to feel a clunk over bumps is a loose headset bearing adjustment. The fork will rock slightly fore and aft within the bearings as the tire encounters bumps. The usual quick...
10-14-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,376
Posted By omijay

The University of Montreal does not have a real...

The University of Montreal does not have a real campus per say and virtually no campus housing. I grew up in the US, so I know what you are thinking. The students here live nearby in a series of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 513
Posted By Bassmanbob

Tubeless Problems Resolved

A couple of months ago, I started a thread titled, Tubeless Problems. Here's the link in case you want to go through it. https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1256622-tubeless-problems.html

For...
10-13-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,035
Posted By NumbersGuy

Per Larry in the other thread: "I crashed...

Per Larry in the other thread:

"I crashed super hard today after hitting bump in a road that was being worked on, it got 6 people with flats but im the only one who went down. I was behind the...
10-07-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By FBinNY

That appears to be a traditional cup/cone hub on...

That appears to be a traditional cup/cone hub on a threaded axle.

If so, simply remove both end caps (no need to remove cones unless you also want to service the bearings while at it). and...
10-07-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,129
Posted By Polaris OBark

When I saw the title, I thought a certain someone...

When I saw the title, I thought a certain someone might come along and say "This should be in the human trafficking subforum."

As for the actual question, a butane torch might work, but there are...
10-07-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 664
Posted By delbiker1

Just going to back up that any weight savings...

Just going to back up that any weight savings with the wheels I would buy for the bike would have minimal effect that would probably be not noticed. The ride itself would be significantly improved...
10-06-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...are those dark areas shadows or gaps...

.
...are those dark areas shadows or gaps between the stays and the frame tubing ?
10-05-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 364
Posted By urbanknight

Factory photos are all about advertising...

Factory photos are all about advertising appearance and have nothing to do with bike fit for you or anyone else. If they thought it should be that way for everybody, they'd cut the steerer at the...
10-05-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By JohnDThompson

Converting to single-speed would only require a...

Converting to single-speed would only require a chain tensioner. Converting to fixed gear is trickier with vertical dropouts, with a "magic gear" combination (http://63xc.com/toddp/halflink.htm),...
10-04-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By Hondo6

Welcome to Bike Forums. To get effective...

Welcome to Bike Forums.

To get effective help, I'd recommend posting again and adding the following info:

1. Specific models of shifter and derailleur, including manufacturer (i.e., Shimano...
10-04-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By Iride01

I don't have issues with my bike. I ride a 2020...

I don't have issues with my bike. I ride a 2020 Specialized Tarmac.

Welcome to BF!

Apologies for the taunting, but to keep us from just rehashing all the many things that aren't the cause of...
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