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01-10-23, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By BradH

I've got a '78 Trek TX700 I'm returning to...

I've got a '78 Trek TX700 I'm returning to friction shifters and components from that time. If I don't have what I need in my stash this is my favorite place to shop.
12-01-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 542
Posted By BradH

Shimano rear hubs with 126 spacing and hyperglide...

Shimano rear hubs with 126 spacing and hyperglide compatible 7 speed freehubs are around. A 1055 105 hub would be a good example.
12-01-22, 12:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 757
Posted By BradH

Strength and aerodynamics are the main benefits....

Strength and aerodynamics are the main benefits. There are drawbacks too. At some point deep rims become heavy, especially when made of aluminum. Crosswinds can be nasty with deep wheels, especially...
11-30-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 757
Posted By BradH

These Kinlin XR26T & XR26RT rims came in the mail...

These Kinlin XR26T & XR26RT rims came in the mail today. Silver and 26mm deep....
11-12-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,066
Posted By BradH

I don't post often but I've learned quite a bit...

I don't post often but I've learned quite a bit on this forum. It's by far the most civil internet forum out there. There are very few things worth getting upset about in this world and bicycles...
11-12-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 609
Posted By BradH

I've used a pick or small screwdriver to pry...

I've used a pick or small screwdriver to pry seals away, inject grease and replace the seal.

On Shimano units like the 6500, UN55 etc. I've drilled a hole in the side with a carbide centerdrill....
10-25-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 17,405
Posted By BradH

My 1985 Trek 760. I wasn't sure about the 73.5 &...

My 1985 Trek 760. I wasn't sure about the 73.5 & 74 degree angles or the lightweight 531C frame & fork. It's magic. It's extremely comfortable and the handling is precise without being at all...
10-22-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 463
Posted By BradH

Yep. You want 7700 bar ends. 8 speed dura ace and...

Yep. You want 7700 bar ends. 8 speed dura ace and 9 speed sis pull the same amount of cable per shift.
10-15-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,406
Posted By BradH

Mountain bikes get a pass on unicrown forks so...

Mountain bikes get a pass on unicrown forks so I'd say all cool and no ugly.
10-15-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,605
Posted By BradH

Any of the nine speed road derailleurs. 5500,...

Any of the nine speed road derailleurs. 5500, 6500, 7700. They are probably the last attractive Shimano groups. The 11 tooth guide pulleys work better with 10 speed chain than the earlier 10 tooth...
10-11-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By BradH

I'd definitely add a 560 and/or 660 to the...

I'd definitely add a 560 and/or 660 to the stable. I've got an '85 460 and 760 there already, might as well have the whole series. I built up the 760 early this year and I was curious how I would...
10-11-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 661
Posted By BradH

I get it. I've got an '88 Schwinn Circuit that...

I get it. I've got an '88 Schwinn Circuit that needs paint. I've been considering painting it an early '70s Varsity color and slapping some Varsity decals on it. Add polished components & rims with...
09-28-22, 06:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By BradH

I have a couple 7403 hubs currently in service....

I have a couple 7403 hubs currently in service. I've got a tool like this one. I don't know what brand it is but I've never had a problem.
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09-17-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By BradH

Right where the knife point is. That's where I...

Right where the knife point is. That's where I removed a small amount of metal. There is a washer with two tabs that sits there. You need the 11 speed washer that will be in the 11 speed bar end...
09-17-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By BradH

Now, for me, I'd have no reason to upgrade 8, 9...

Now, for me, I'd have no reason to upgrade 8, 9 or 10 speed setups. But I had a set of 7401 7 speed shifters collecting dust. The setup they came off had gotten upgraded to 7402 shifters and I...
09-16-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By BradH

Yes. I can post something over on the main forum...

Yes. I can post something over on the main forum when I have time to write it all up. It's pretty straight forward and simple with 9 and 10. With 11 speed a small amount of metal removal is needed so...
09-15-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By BradH

Hang on to those dead shifters. You can stuff the...

Hang on to those dead shifters. You can stuff the guts out of a 9, 10 or even 11 speed bar end shifter into them. 6208, 424 and 7401 are all like that, probably a few others too.

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09-12-22, 05:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By BradH

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Something like this. As long as your headset is 1 1/8" and...
09-09-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By BradH

I just used a quill stem with less reach and more...

I just used a quill stem with less reach and more rise. It did not have the cable stop built in so I used one that went below the headset nut. I think this is a 1992 DB Apex.
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08-29-22, 05:25 AM
Replies: 5,845
Views: 654,553
Posted By BradH

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11 speed Shimano DT shifters. They work.
08-08-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By BradH

Good score on the Sirrus. If it's the right size...

Good score on the Sirrus. If it's the right size it's definitely worth going through and riding. Nice frame and groupset.
08-07-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,147
Posted By BradH

I'll second the Sun M13. Lace them up with Sapim...

I'll second the Sun M13. Lace them up with Sapim spokes, straight or butted.
07-14-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 965
Posted By BradH

I can't remember how many 'coons, cats, possums...

I can't remember how many 'coons, cats, possums and dogs I've come across in the dark. I do know I've seen exactly one mountain lion.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,208
Posted By BradH

I wouldn't change anything. 11-32 with 50/34 is a...

I wouldn't change anything. 11-32 with 50/34 is a really good setup for hills.
06-01-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 32,544
Posted By BradH

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05-31-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,301
Posted By BradH

Wow. Nice save.

Wow. Nice save.
02-02-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 52,985
Posted By BradH

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02-01-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,274
Posted By BradH

A Tange Levin CDS is pretty tough to beat. I...

A Tange Levin CDS is pretty tough to beat. I think you can get them in both ISO and JIS sizes so measure. They also have a low stack height.
01-29-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,386
Posted By BradH

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This Specialized Allez SE has been getting most of my miles for the last few...
01-24-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 8,782
Posted By BradH

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Trek 760
01-17-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 587
Posted By BradH

In my experience you'll end up using the same...

In my experience you'll end up using the same length spokes regardless of which hub you choose. There might be small variations in flange dimensions but not enough to need a different spoke length....
11-17-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,082
Posted By BradH

The font and placement of the "SPECIALIZED" and...

The font and placement of the "SPECIALIZED" and "ALLEZ". '93 was the first year of light frame with fastback stays, at least I think it was. For a few years the Allez was the Allez Epic with CF...
11-16-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,082
Posted By BradH

I'd guess 1992. Nice bike. I love that color.

I'd guess 1992. Nice bike. I love that color.
10-31-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,496
Posted By BradH

I don't really think you can go wrong with a...

I don't really think you can go wrong with a lugged steel Allez, as long as it fits. I've got a late '84 Miyata built Allez that is probably my favourite ride. The early to mid '90s models with the...
10-20-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,795
Posted By BradH

Cassettes that start with 13 or 14 and include a...

Cassettes that start with 13 or 14 and include a 16 tooth cog, or better yet, 16 & 18. Not everyone wants or needs a mountain bike cassette.
10-03-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By BradH

The low limit screw is the one closest to the...

The low limit screw is the one closest to the seat tube.
09-29-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,009
Posted By BradH

They are nice and I wish I had purchased more. I...

They are nice and I wish I had purchased more. I built up two sets and I have another set waiting for a project. If I remember right NDS & front wheel was 298 spoke length, DS was 296. That's 32h,...
09-23-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 15,015
Views: 3,688,727
Posted By BradH

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1987 Schwinn Predator Freeform. Peregrine Master wheels. Junkyard save....
09-10-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,946
Posted By BradH

Yeah, no problem. Just add an 8 speed wheel,...

Yeah, no problem. Just add an 8 speed wheel, chain & cassette. You can go friction or use an 8 speed shifter. RX100 came in both 7 and 8 speed, downtube shifters or sti. Pretty much any rx100, 105 or...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,506
Posted By BradH

Back before the pandemic started these FSA chains...

Back before the pandemic started these FSA chains were about twenty bucks. I bought a few and have been riding them. They are lasting as long as my kmc and sram chains. I'd buy them again....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,271
Posted By BradH

They work great for keeping the sweat out of your...

They work great for keeping the sweat out of your eyes. Worn under the helmet, brim flipped up, unless you're going into the sun.
04-06-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,154
Posted By BradH

Slightly raised is correct.

Slightly raised is correct.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,397
Posted By BradH

I've built two sets of triplet laced wheels and...

I've built two sets of triplet laced wheels and have a third on the back burner. My first triplet rear was a H Sons sl42. The spoke holes were ever so slightly offset. Much less than other rims I've...
03-07-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,401
Posted By BradH

I enjoy watching GCN but whenever they try to do...

I enjoy watching GCN but whenever they try to do anything with a vintage bike they miss the mark.
03-04-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By BradH

Linseed oil mixed with mineral spirits inside the...

Linseed oil mixed with mineral spirits inside the frame tubes.
02-27-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,381
Posted By BradH

I've bought a few used ones without any issues....

I've bought a few used ones without any issues. Most of the time I'm cutting cassettes apart and building what I want. I save my cogs and spacers. First position cogs are generally seven and eight...
01-26-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,275
Posted By BradH

Just shoot me a pm with your address and I'll see...

Just shoot me a pm with your address and I'll see if I can get them in the mail this week.
01-25-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 17,818
Posted By BradH

1990 Specialized Sirrus Triple. ...

1990 Specialized Sirrus Triple.

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01-25-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,275
Posted By BradH

If these will do you any good you can have them....

If these will do you any good you can have them. Seems like a noble cause....
01-25-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,659
Posted By BradH

The '90s Cannondale you tried may have had an...

The '90s Cannondale you tried may have had an aluminum fork. The '80s SR models with the lugged steel forks actually ride quite nice. That and not having the narrowest tires imaginable pumped up to...
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