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Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,072
Posted By theblackbullet

I start a fresh chain with hot wax and then top...

I start a fresh chain with hot wax and then top off with drip wax as needed. May do a full re-wax every 1000 miles or so.
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By theblackbullet

Sometimes they did! ...

Sometimes they did!
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07-15-22, 04:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 688
Posted By theblackbullet

Thursday evening cruise. ...

Thursday evening cruise.

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07-15-22, 04:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 544
Posted By theblackbullet

thanks! I had initially considered...

thanks!



I had initially considered purchasing some bar to take to a lathe and have it turned down. The cost of the bar made it cost prohibitive. ~$30 for a 12" segment. Really happy this one...
07-14-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 544
Posted By theblackbullet

It cannot be proved that it was my fault! May...

It cannot be proved that it was my fault! May have been the previous owner! I never looked until I put it on a new bike! haha

Regardless, to bring this post full circle in case someone down the...
07-05-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,003
Posted By theblackbullet

The majority of people using these cranks don't...

The majority of people using these cranks don't install the crank themselves, and the majority of people installing these cranks already have the tool. As already stated a non-specialized interface...
07-04-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,968
Posted By theblackbullet

with the 26" wheels it definitely looks like a...

with the 26" wheels it definitely looks like a clown bike! I am 6'4".
07-04-22, 12:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,968
Posted By theblackbullet

My 1984 Trek 850 has 485mm chainstays....

My 1984 Trek 850 has 485mm chainstays....
07-01-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 717
Posted By theblackbullet

With a 26" wheel in a 700c frame could roller...

With a 26" wheel in a 700c frame could roller cams or u-brakes work without modification?

or, I know people use these mounts to go from 26" to 700c conversion:...
06-30-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 544
Posted By theblackbullet

For those interested ...

For those interested
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06-30-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 947
Posted By theblackbullet

Yeah, if I were a LBS I wouldn't touch that...

Yeah, if I were a LBS I wouldn't touch that project. Magic gear may be possible, but then you have to manage chain stretch. A gear that works one with a new chain may be too slack in a few hundred...
06-28-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 544
Posted By theblackbullet

It seems it was an issue with the website. It is...

It seems it was an issue with the website. It is calculating shipping totals now. Oops!



Thanks for the lead! I think that one would work too! Out of stock at the moment, but noting for future...
06-28-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,238
Posted By theblackbullet

for me it's the Schwinn Continental! My father...

for me it's the Schwinn Continental! My father kept the one he bought when he was 15 after saving up money from mowing lawns. As I got into my teens and was tall enough to ride it, it was my first...
06-28-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 544
Posted By theblackbullet

replacement quill stem top caps

I have a Tioga Prestige stem that I'm very attached to. The stem has unfortunately been overtightened in the past, and the top cap (aluminum) has cracked. Browsing through ebay, it seems like the...
06-26-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8,273
Views: 2,663,057
Posted By theblackbullet

It's a lot of fun! I've been convincing/peer...

It's a lot of fun! I've been convincing/peer pressuring friends into old mountain bikes for a while now, and this is where we've gotten. haha
06-25-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8,273
Views: 2,663,057
Posted By theblackbullet

Bike pile from the Friday night ride I lead here...

Bike pile from the Friday night ride I lead here in Atlanta. In there is a my 84 Trek 850, 96 Trek 830, 92 Trek 8000, 91 Shogun Prairie Breaker Team Issue, 90 Bianchi Nyala, 00 Specialized...
06-23-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 71,778
Views: 11,676,747
Posted By theblackbullet

what's special about the chrome fork? There was...

what's special about the chrome fork? There was one listed cheap in Florida that sat for weeks at $200. If it were my size, I would have made the haul from Atlanta. The biplane I knew belonged, but I...
06-22-22, 04:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By theblackbullet

I'm a huge fan of the Maxxis DTH. I can usually...

I'm a huge fan of the Maxxis DTH. I can usually find it in your price range on bikeinn.
06-22-22, 04:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 688
Posted By theblackbullet

Some small changes/personal...

Some small changes/personal toucheshttps://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/286735003_765531341291241_1767865913707188117_n_147427d0bef9b679a89b9b7bf647a6aa1cc8215b.jpg
06-22-22, 03:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 688
Posted By theblackbullet

I was surprised how old the listing was when I...

I was surprised how old the listing was when I saw it. Couldn't believe it hadn't come up in any of my earlier searches. I was somewhat surprised when the seller responded and it was still available!
06-21-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 688
Posted By theblackbullet

Very interesting. Thanks for the insight! This...

Very interesting. Thanks for the insight! This quirkiness makes me love this bike even more!



I started looking for 850s because I realized that the early ones were! haha
06-20-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 688
Posted By theblackbullet

I will definitely give the acetone a go. Wish me...

I will definitely give the acetone a go. Wish me luck!





The hubs are one of my favorite parts of the bike! They're spinning smooth as butter.
06-19-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 688
Posted By theblackbullet

I don't think I'll regret making the drive for...

I don't think I'll regret making the drive for this one! It's a completely different ride than my 1991 Ironhorse MT600r. I'm really enjoying the loooong stays.
06-19-22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 688
Posted By theblackbullet

A bonus shot of the bike "as-found" at the...

A bonus shot of the bike "as-found" at the velodrome. ...
06-19-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8,273
Views: 2,663,057
Posted By theblackbullet

My newly acquire 1984 Trek 850 and my wife's 1990...

My newly acquire 1984 Trek 850 and my wife's 1990 Bianchi Nyala...
06-19-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 688
Posted By theblackbullet

So some questions, if you're willing and able to...

So some questions, if you're willing and able to help:
Does anyone know the original seatpost diameter for this bike? It came with a 27.0 seatpost and a chopped up wald 13/16" to 7/8" shim. I...
06-19-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 688
Posted By theblackbullet

1984 Trek 850

After a few weeks of navigating the messed up algorithms of facebook marketplace and endless craigslist ads, I finally came across an early all-terrain bike that was my size. Making the drive from...
Replies: 4
Views: 980
Posted By theblackbullet

ooof, didn't realize it was pre-reg only. I'll be...

ooof, didn't realize it was pre-reg only. I'll be there Saturday night.
Replies: 5,929
Views: 711,521
Posted By theblackbullet

Is anyone on here running Miche Pistard Air or...

Is anyone on here running Miche Pistard Air or Pistard 2.0 crankset? If so, are you running the Miche BB or possibly a shimano Hollowtech 2 bb?...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,022
Posted By theblackbullet

Michelin Power Protection+ has been my compromise...

Michelin Power Protection+ has been my compromise between Gatorskins and full on race tire. I won't really train on anything else now-a-days, and I don't fret when I have to race on them.
06-03-22, 06:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 879
Posted By theblackbullet

Beautiful bike. I'm envious! You might look...

Beautiful bike. I'm envious!

You might look into BMX grips. They can be found really long. They like them to run all of the way into the bend now-a-days. These for example come in 165mm length:...
06-02-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 71,778
Views: 11,676,747
Posted By theblackbullet

Looks my size. :twitchy: Is there anyone nearby...

Looks my size. :twitchy: Is there anyone nearby that might be willing to help facilitate?
06-01-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5,240
Views: 556,807
Posted By theblackbullet

ISO rigid MTB frameset with 23" or longer top...

ISO rigid MTB frameset with 23" or longer top tube. something full chromo?
For trade: 25" 1983 Trek 520 frameset, 61cm? 1992 Diamonback Expert TG frameset...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 848
Posted By theblackbullet

I've had way better experience with Gatorskins...

I've had way better experience with Gatorskins than GP Four Seasons in regards to flat protection. The tradeoff is that the Gatorskins can be a bit more slippery when wet, and any size other than...
04-28-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By theblackbullet

Velomine has an assortment worth checking out. ...

Velomine has an assortment worth checking out.

https://www.velomine.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=122_363

Personally I went with Velocity Cliffhangers laced to Deore hubs
04-13-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,665
Posted By theblackbullet

.5 a mlie at 20mph takes 1:30. .5 mile at 35mph...

.5 a mlie at 20mph takes 1:30. .5 mile at 35mph takes 1:09. But since the cars were all backed up it'd take them time to get up to speed. I like that this is causing such a rise in people over...
04-11-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By theblackbullet

My favorite wheelset in this area are Novatec...

My favorite wheelset in this area are Novatec D411SB-CL D412SB-CL hubs laced to DT R460DB rims.
The hubs come in 28 hole, and I personally like the cartridge bearings and centerlock rotor mount. I...
02-10-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,847
Posted By theblackbullet

This bike popped up on the local marketplace....

This bike popped up on the local marketplace. Seller has it listed as a quantum, but I'm thinking it looks like a performance?? Any thoughts on that?
Also, to any performance owners, I'm curious...
02-09-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 830
Posted By theblackbullet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0YibMDWBAw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0YibMDWBAw
02-07-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,623
Posted By theblackbullet

Came here to say this! Most of my wheelsets are...

Came here to say this! Most of my wheelsets are custom now-a-days, but anything prefab almost always comes from Velomine.

here are a couple of really nice options under $200
...
02-07-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,563
Posted By theblackbullet

https://atlanta.curbed.com/2015/12/15/10621048/pea...

https://atlanta.curbed.com/2015/12/15/10621048/peachtree-road-buckhead-bike-lanes-no

We could have had bike lanes on this exact stretch of road. Buckhead would rather sit in traffic with all of...
02-06-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,563
Posted By theblackbullet

If they were riding single file, were you going...

If they were riding single file, were you going to buzz them to get past?

If you're sitting in traffic on peachtree, it's because of the other cars in your way, not because of cyclists.
Replies: 2,789
Views: 471,726
Posted By theblackbullet

these look very comfortable. I'd really like to...

these look very comfortable. I'd really like to try some of these hoods that have been coming out lately.
02-05-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8,273
Views: 2,663,057
Posted By theblackbullet

Here's my 1991? IronHorse MT600R . I've been...

Here's my 1991? IronHorse MT600R . I've been spending more time on this bike than anything else in the stable lately. It's the stiffest steel bike I've ridden. Real long and low. I really love it....
10-18-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 71,778
Views: 11,676,747
Posted By theblackbullet

it my experience, it's a pain in the ass to...

it my experience, it's a pain in the ass to change a wheel with these "dropouts". i have no clue what Klein thought they were doing with these.
10-17-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,847
Posted By theblackbullet

What size tires are you guys able to clear? I've...

What size tires are you guys able to clear? I've been seeking early 90's Performance or Quantums. Interested in seeing the largest tire that could fit either.
Forum: Framebuilders
10-12-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,455
Posted By theblackbullet

to get the desired reach on the 58 frame would...

to get the desired reach on the 58 frame would require a 140+ stem. I've never liked the way anything handled with longer than a 130mm.

I suppose something like this could be added after the fact?...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-12-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,455
Posted By theblackbullet

Cutting headtube / reducing stack height

Hello, I am looking into the possibility of modifying a Soma Buena Vista frameset to reduce the stack height. The headtube on the 62cm frame measures 230mm, I'd like to get it to 210mm or less if...
07-22-20, 04:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,301
Posted By theblackbullet

Also interested! Is there 4mm of aluminum to...

Also interested!

Is there 4mm of aluminum to machine away anyways? Is there a method of doing so?
Replies: 5,929
Views: 711,521
Posted By theblackbullet

excellent. Thanks for the clarification

excellent. Thanks for the clarification
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