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02-28-23, 04:14 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 7,395
Posted By icemilkcoffee

End of the road for Shimano Sora, Claris, Tiagra, Alivio, Acera, Altus groupsets

Bad news for all the die-hards who have hung onto the old 7-10 speed road and 7-9 speed MTB groupsets and enjoyed the interchangeability of these groupsets. Shimano is terminating all these existing...
01-27-23, 11:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 737
Posted By HillRider

I have had a grinder for years, bought used from...

I have had a grinder for years, bought used from a yard sale for $25. So, not a big expense and used for numerous other jobs over the time I've had it. I certainly wouldn't buy one just to make one...
01-27-23, 04:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 737
Posted By elcruxio

I have to say, I thought masterlink pliers were a...

I have to say, I thought masterlink pliers were a silly single use tool taking up space. But after getting a proper pair I find they're quite invaluable. So much better than any tool hack I've used...
01-16-23, 02:53 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,876
Posted By iab

I wrote that over 7 years ago. Whoopsie daisy. ...

I wrote that over 7 years ago. Whoopsie daisy.

Any how, progress! Rapid CNC is much cheaper now, and I make more money, so win-win. I had these bits and bobs made. Obviously there needs to be...
12-31-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By mrmb

Quick release skewers. Which to use, which to avoid?

I get that QR skewers can work perfectly well with a fixed gear bike. I am not looking to debate QR vs axle nuts.

Without getting into a long story, I am stuck with QR, but my issue is that I am...
12-18-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 11,295
Posted By iab

I have been in new product development for the...

I have been in new product development for the last 30+ years. Most of it is in medical devices, I have done a little consumer goods and on the side I design and fabricate furniture. While your...
12-16-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,722
Posted By iab

On the other hand, technically this started in...

On the other hand, technically this started in 2011, I am in year 12 of a 5-year project. Off-topic but I want to design a commuter with the Italian design cues that float my boat so I consider it...
12-08-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,886
Posted By Rocket-Sauce

Shimano's "new" idea

This looks.... familiar. :foo:

https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/is-shimano-about-to-reinvent-the-rear-derailleur/?fbclid=IwAR1iN_VrJQS2SP6LpwIBn7B8bpBH8fCDkkgwwVumw9u9xLg__1ITPQZzPUI...
11-25-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By iab

Well, if you are going as far as calling it art,...

Well, if you are going as far as calling it art, I'd finish the inside of the cutout to a higher degree. The scratches do not do it justice.
09-02-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 981
Posted By Barry2

Google is a work in process It's still learning...

Google is a work in process
It's still learning

Today Google learnt that you guys are bad mouthing it's trip estimate!
and It knows where you live!

Barry
05-12-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 735
Posted By buddiiee

Bike Decal Maker Question

Does anyone know of a U.S. based bike decal manufacturer at all? It seems EVERYthing road bike related is in Europe, and I hate ordering things from overseas. Thanks.
03-20-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By The Thin Man

What a work of art. Wooden wheels are as...

What a work of art.

Wooden wheels are as perfect a compliment to this build as I've ever seen, and although already mentioned, those cranks are so incredibly elegant. My favorite, however, may...
03-09-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,775
Posted By gugie

1) Are some of the bolts and such totally devoid...

1) Are some of the bolts and such totally devoid of chrome... were they zinc coated, or something like that?
All of the steel bits were chrome plated, I believe - someone check me here
2) If the...
01-29-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,154
Posted By JohnDThompson

FWIW, it's not just French pedals that break:

FWIW, it's not just French pedals that break:
01-10-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,111
Posted By bear_a_bug

Nice! I made something similar a few years ago...

Nice! I made something similar a few years ago with some thicker aluminum rod. I found that on rough roads it got a bit too bouncy for my liking. I saw non-fixie 's got a bungie on his. How's it...
12-20-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,062
Posted By sonjoonho

Thanks all for the replies, much appreciated. ...

Thanks all for the replies, much appreciated.





Unfortunately, the eyelet doesn't go all the way through the frame so this doesn't appear to be an option.
10-05-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 821
Posted By 3alarmer

kool stop bead jack...

kool stop bead jack...
07-27-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,095
Posted By gaucho777

Another possible option is the Red Clover...

Another possible option is the Red Clover Components triplizer ring (forum member jonwvara):
https://www.redclovercomponents.com/
06-16-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 15,860
Posted By Mark Dominck

Don't be afraid of these kid mechanics, they're...

Don't be afraid of these kid mechanics, they're going to replace us old guys and most of them are pretty sharp. They learn and grow up fast, I see it happening all around me in all jobs not just bike...
06-15-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,865
Posted By cudak888

"Laterally stiff, yet vertically compliant." ...

"Laterally stiff, yet vertically compliant."

-Kurt
06-06-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forums. Given Tange #5 you can...

Welcome to the forums. Given Tange #5 you can rule out 1976, as Raleigh Canada wasn't using Tange at that time. While 1986 is a definite possibility, I wouldn't rule out 1996.

It's an entry level...
12-31-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 37,489
Posted By thook

- really jacked seat posts. for real? -...

- really jacked seat posts. for real?

- thomson set back posts on a vintage bike

-non aero levers with modern bikes and/or disc brakes
12-31-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 37,489
Posted By Mad Honk

I still use those and there is only one way to...

I still use those and there is only one way to install them to be effective. The twist holds the strap from moving while cinching it up, and allows for ease in releasing the strap. The buttons are...
12-29-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 37,489
Posted By gugie

He's got legs! And he knows how to use them! ...

He's got legs!
And he knows how to use them!

Van and I are about the same height. I ride a 60cm frame, his are much taller, and appropriately sized.
09-12-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By fred_dot_u

I can eliminate the pinched tube between the tire...

I can eliminate the pinched tube between the tire question. The bulges are the root cause, sort of like the tube slipping out of the bead, but the bulge is inward, toward the hub. When I'm able to...
08-11-20, 02:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,682
Posted By dabac

Where did you hear that? Asked a biochemist...

Where did you hear that?

Asked a biochemist friend. Said shed never heard about it when used as a cleaner.
Oxalic acid - when consumed - can react with calcium ions in the blood and form calcium...
04-09-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5,899
Views: 635,935
Posted By delbiker1

MH, your bike world generosity is incredible. I...

MH, your bike world generosity is incredible. I am not i big believer in "what goes around, comes around", but I sure wish you well with your projects. I also think that for you, the satisfaction of...
02-03-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,673
Posted By Kabuki12

I started in 1976 or so . I was in my twenties...

I started in 1976 or so . I was in my twenties and got really tired of my Schwinn Varsity. I had made friends with a bike shop owner at Channel Islands Harbor down the street from our condo. My wife...
01-29-20, 11:33 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,673
Posted By stardognine

It took long enough for someone to NOT talk about...

It took long enough for someone to NOT talk about it, huh? 😁😉 Im from Pennsylvania, not too far from Pittsburgh, and grew up with a lot of Italians. I can still remember in kindergarten, Tony Fs...
01-29-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,673
Posted By iab

I think people have been collecting crap since...

I think people have been collecting crap since Grok sold his vintage marble wheel to Kron when he upgraded to the new-fangled granite wheel. Kron was looking to get back to the plush ride marble...
01-29-20, 04:22 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,673
Posted By texaspandj

I read somewhere, (possibly here) that through...

I read somewhere, (possibly here) that through out history, right before the turn of the century people become nostalgic. Hence the retro movement.
When it started here I have no idea as I didn't...
09-13-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,025
Posted By bikemig

Odd that the new IRD freewheels lack the ramps of...

Odd that the new IRD freewheels lack the ramps of the older model. I guess this means Shimano freewheels are still the way to go which is too bad since selection is so limited.
08-15-16, 07:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,978
Posted By John Nolan

Thanks so much. Very cool. Looks like a small...

Thanks so much. Very cool. Looks like a small SunTour freewheel tool.
03-04-11, 10:34 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 34,262
Posted By jan nikolajsen

While mine is not exactly seized in place, it...

While mine is not exactly seized in place, it certainly is snug and doesn't move during shifting. 45 degrees works real good on my bike.
01-27-09, 04:24 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 34,262
Posted By Panthers007

Just be aware that they are delicate by today's...

Just be aware that they are delicate by today's standards. So approach with a Zen-attitude and adjust it perfectly. I saw one that wasn't adjusted - a titanium one - properly. It shifted into the...
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