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08-14-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,213
Posted By icemilkcoffee

This company on Ebay says they can make you a...

This company on Ebay says they can make you a custom 45deg titanium stem in lengths from 50mm-120mm:...
08-14-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 849
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Right now the cheapest fix would be to get a...

Right now the cheapest fix would be to get a longer aluminum seatpost, adjust it to the right height, and then have a welder weld it to the frame.
08-13-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 70,588
Views: 11,549,027
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I'm surprised nobody bought this Medici with...

I'm surprised nobody bought this Medici with fillet brazed Tange Prestige tubing yet:...
08-11-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By icemilkcoffee

SR stem: ...

SR stem:
https://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=8F6039AC-084F-4E3B-AA71-205E5F68459C
08-10-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,331
Posted By icemilkcoffee

People typically eyeball frame sizes by looking...

People typically eyeball frame sizes by looking at the headtube length. But on a bike like this- there is a huge amount of air space between the fork crown and the top of the tire. So the fork is...
08-09-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,204
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Yes. That's what I did. I ended up using a feeler...

Yes. That's what I did. I ended up using a feeler gauge to put between the pad and rotor on the stationary side and then tightened the mounting bolts. But it is a tedious process. The caliper likes...
08-09-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 457
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Be careful with oven cleaners in general, some of...

Be careful with oven cleaners in general, some of them will clean the anodization right off aluminum parts!
08-09-22, 12:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,204
Posted By icemilkcoffee

My other son's MTB has V-brake rim brakes, and I...

My other son's MTB has V-brake rim brakes, and I have to agree that it stops better than the single piston discs. I purposely looked for a disc brake bike this time around thinking it's progress and...
08-08-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,204
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Mech disc brake with single piston = scam?

I bought my son a used MTB to ride to school with. It came with mechanical disc brakes. The front one was really stiff and the stopping power unimpressive. I looked at the caliper carefully and...
08-08-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 975
Posted By icemilkcoffee

What is 'vintage specifications' now? I think any...

What is 'vintage specifications' now? I think any competent wheel builder can build a vintage wheel if you gave him the hub and rim.
08-07-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 461
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Yes , Italian thread: 35mm diameter x 24TPI

Yes , Italian thread: 35mm diameter x 24TPI
08-05-22, 11:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Why does it have a Tiagra rear shifter and SRAM...

Why does it have a Tiagra rear shifter and SRAM front shifter? Did the original Tiagra front shifter get damaged in a crash? What other creative fixes did this guy do? Just for this alone I would...
08-05-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,156
Posted By icemilkcoffee

You can use any Shimano 2x8 brifters EXCEPT the...

You can use any Shimano 2x8 brifters EXCEPT the Claris R2000 ones
08-04-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 482
Posted By icemilkcoffee

That would have to be a very long legged 5'1"...

That would have to be a very long legged 5'1" person to go on a 52cm frame. I bought 650c wheeled bikes for my sons who were around that height. I think a 650c wheel bike is best for people that...
08-03-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 539
Posted By icemilkcoffee

You can't just cover rust with nail polish...

You can't just cover rust with nail polish enamel. It needs to be sanded down first. The rust here appears to have gotten under the paint in places, so it is significant
08-02-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,474
Posted By icemilkcoffee

My main point being, I see no reason to spread...

My main point being, I see no reason to spread the frame with all the available options at 126mm. If you want to run brifters- there are 7 speed brifters. You can run brifters with either a 7 speed...
08-02-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,474
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I am against doing anything to the frame that...

I am against doing anything to the frame that permanently alters it and I would not buy a frame that has been altered by a non-professional.
There are tons of 126mm options. What drivetrain do you...
07-29-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,035
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Interesting that the brake bridge and the fork...

Interesting that the brake bridge and the fork have no through holes for the brake mounting nut. How are the brakes mounted?
07-28-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Do you just want 8 speeds? If so you can do the...

Do you just want 8 speeds? If so you can do the '8 of 9 on 7' trick. In other words, run a 9 speed cassette but leave out one cog, Those remaining 8 cogs will fit on that 7 speed body. You would...
07-25-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 70,588
Views: 11,549,027
Posted By icemilkcoffee

NOS Hi-E rims ...

NOS Hi-E rims

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07-23-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 398
Posted By icemilkcoffee

https://silca.cc/pages/sppc-form

https://silca.cc/pages/sppc-form
07-21-22, 12:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 461
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Bar-end shifters? ...

Bar-end shifters?

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07-20-22, 11:52 PM
Replies: 70,588
Views: 11,549,027
Posted By icemilkcoffee

$61.43 is the listed BIN price but $28.75 is the...

$61.43 is the listed BIN price but $28.75 is the limited time ‘offer price’ sent to people who watchlisted it. Try to watchlist it and see if you get the offer price.
07-13-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By icemilkcoffee

They seemed really skeptical of the new fangled...

They seemed really skeptical of the new fangled aero brake levers.
07-13-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,314
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Pic assist ...

Pic assist
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07-12-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The 'cracky' paint job seems to be the wrong...

The 'cracky' paint job seems to be the wrong choice for a carbon frame back in those days when the durability of the material wasn't established yet.
07-11-22, 10:59 PM
Replies: 70,588
Views: 11,549,027
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Nishiki Tri-A $275...

Nishiki Tri-A $275 (https://austin.craigslist.org/bik/d/taylor-nishiki-tri-58cm/7507654020.html)...
07-11-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 590
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I use a large pork sung glass jar. It has a large...

I use a large pork sung glass jar. It has a large enough opening for you to stick your hand inside and swish the parts around.
07-11-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 487
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Just don't be too hard on yourself when you...

Just don't be too hard on yourself when you inevitably try to ride off with the chain still on the chain hanger. It WILL happen :lol:
07-11-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Another oddball cause of puncture is the rim...

Another oddball cause of puncture is the rim tape. One time I had a rim tape that was sticking up at the edge of the u-shaped depression in the middle of the rim. This sticking-up edge eventually...
07-10-22, 11:58 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,260
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I think most of the ride feel differences can be...

I think most of the ride feel differences can be accounted for by the fact that the Master was running on 23mm tires and the C68 28mm.

I am kind of surprised the older Colnago didn't come with...
07-06-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 4,970
Posted By icemilkcoffee

There is a maximum pressure printed on the tire...

There is a maximum pressure printed on the tire for a reason. You are tempting fate by putting in an extra 20psi. And by the way, 140psi is most likely higher than the maximum pressure rating for...
07-06-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 4,970
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Did you even read that Bikeradar article linked...

Did you even read that Bikeradar article linked to earlier? From that article:
07-06-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 4,970
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Most folks are fine with 25mm. Most of my bikes...

Most folks are fine with 25mm. Most of my bikes are on 25mm. The problem is that Larry is pushing 300lb.s. That is the crux of the issue. What works for a 160lb TdF rider, is not going to work for a...
07-06-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 4,970
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Yup. Even TdF riders stopped using 23mm tires....

Yup. Even TdF riders stopped using 23mm tires. And keep in mind that these guys are like 150 or 160lbs.
06-30-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,153
Posted By icemilkcoffee

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Lemond on a LOOK bike at the 1986 TdF...
06-29-22, 10:46 PM
Replies: 70,588
Views: 11,549,027
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Eddy Merckx $850 in Canadian dollar lite, which...

Eddy Merckx $850 in Canadian dollar lite, which is like $659 in USD
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06-29-22, 10:34 PM
Replies: 70,588
Views: 11,549,027
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Schwinn Prologue $50 ...

Schwinn Prologue $50
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06-29-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 553
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Two MUP trails that I ride with my kids quite...

Two MUP trails that I ride with my kids quite often:
Stevens Creek trail to Shoreline Park and beyond: 7.2 mile one way:
https://goo.gl/maps/wjks3An8aE4HWF6F9
Los Gatos Creek trail from Willow...
06-25-22, 10:21 PM
06-23-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By icemilkcoffee

If you are not a stickler for originality or...

If you are not a stickler for originality or period correctness, a more modern rim with machined side walls brake much better. For example, you can find silver color Alex DA22's on Ebay for $50...
06-16-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 801
Posted By icemilkcoffee

That steel frame looks to be too small for you....

That steel frame looks to be too small for you. The bottom bracket height is 243mm! I think it was for junior racing.
Back in the mid 90s' to the mid 2000's, Trek and Cannondale both made a bunch...
06-16-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 70,588
Views: 11,549,027
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Dura Ace high flange 32h hubs $120 ...

Dura Ace high flange 32h hubs $120

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06-16-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I use the $1 ones from aliexpress. There is no...

I use the $1 ones from aliexpress. There is no glue on the back which is what I like. Granted it will occasionally slip and move especially at the bend between the tops and the hoods. I have also...
06-16-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 70,588
Views: 11,549,027
Posted By icemilkcoffee

$400 paramount ...

$400 paramount
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06-13-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,817
Posted By icemilkcoffee

You can buy an aluminum 25.0mm seatpost from Ebay...

You can buy an aluminum 25.0mm seatpost from Ebay for $21:

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/400x400/s_l400_0b8ba32b77d16a9396095bb9ea4c70261095ea40.jpg
06-12-22, 02:00 AM
Replies: 70,588
Views: 11,549,027
Posted By icemilkcoffee

$500 Steve Rex ...

$500 Steve Rex
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/675x900/steve_rex_d3f720e18e8b5b95c52249c4323f6589c4ffaa45.jpg...
06-08-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,544
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Your other problem is the anodized rims (at least...

Your other problem is the anodized rims (at least I think that's what I am seeing in the picture). Rims with machined side walls stop dramatically better.
06-08-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,502
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Two points I haven't see mentioned: 1. Don't...

Two points I haven't see mentioned:
1. Don't just dip the chain in and out as soon as the wax melts. You need to get that wax as hot as possible, well above the boiling point of water, and cook the...
06-08-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 5,701
Posted By icemilkcoffee

It looks pretty accurate to me too. But I...

It looks pretty accurate to me too. But I disagree that smaller diameter rims require higher pressure. I have a lo-pro bike with 24" front wheels. My wife has a Terry bike with 24" front wheel, and...
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