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12-08-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 422
Posted By smd4

Ally the Piper on YouTube. You’re welcome.

Ally the Piper on YouTube. You’re welcome.
12-08-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 372
Posted By smd4

I was incorrect when I typed "earliest." I meant...

I was incorrect when I typed "earliest." I meant the RD 7400--the earliest SIS derailleur.
12-08-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 422
Posted By smd4

I've got a metal CO2 bb-gun version of that one....

I've got a metal CO2 bb-gun version of that one. I don't think I'd ever admit trying to get on a plane with a handgun.
12-08-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 874
Posted By smd4

I love my Hiro. You said you had an affinity for...

I love my Hiro. You said you had an affinity for well-made simple devices, and this is definitely one. It's appropriate that the picture you posted makes it look like a tiny work of art. It is. But...
12-08-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 579
Views: 41,956
Posted By smd4

And yet, at the same time, one of the most "CV"...

And yet, at the same time, one of the most "CV" bikes here...

I know this bike will get many miles, but it definitely qualifies as a "show bike" in my book. And to me, that's a good thing.
12-08-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,453
Posted By smd4

True. Which is more than enough reason not to...

True. Which is more than enough reason not to ride bikes with either a loose QR or nuts.
12-08-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 422
Posted By smd4

I'm not sure how much damage I could have caused...

I'm not sure how much damage I could have caused with it, but it was apparently threatening enough. Luckily, they're a dime a dozen (almost literally).
12-08-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 633
Posted By smd4

I don't recall seeing too many rims with the seam...

I don't recall seeing too many rims with the seam so off-center between the spokes.
Replies: 11
Views: 521
Posted By smd4

You can put very nice tires on it--they just...

You can put very nice tires on it--they just might not be the balloon tires you want.

Love the bike shop sticker--great idea, had never seen one like that before.
12-08-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 422
Posted By smd4

I did not. They just took the P-38 off my key...

I did not. They just took the P-38 off my key ring.
12-08-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,183
Posted By smd4

In your view, how is something like that even...

In your view, how is something like that even possible? Can an "excessive opinion" be defined? Or do you mean you don't like "strong" opinions?
12-08-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 422
Posted By smd4

I had a P-38 confiscated once. And I don't mean a...

I had a P-38 confiscated once. And I don't mean a plane...
12-08-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 372
Posted By smd4

No they don't. I used to have notches on the...

No they don't. I used to have notches on the cable adjusters on my brakes. then I got new cable adjusters without them. The cable doesn't move on its own, because no amount of cable force will "push"...
12-08-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 422
Posted By smd4

If they don't allow it and then confiscate it--is...

If they don't allow it and then confiscate it--is that worth the risk to you?
12-08-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 579
Views: 41,956
Posted By smd4

Definitely one of the nicest looking bikes posted...

Definitely one of the nicest looking bikes posted on these boards. All the details have been well-thought-out, with the results being an outstanding-looking bike.
12-08-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,183
Posted By smd4

It's awful that people express too many opinions?...

It's awful that people express too many opinions? Is that even possible?

Or do you mean something other than "excessive?"
12-07-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 715
Posted By smd4

How is what jon c. wrote in any way “trolling?”...

How is what jon c. wrote in any way “trolling?” Do you even know the meaning of the word? What he wrote sounds perfectly logical.
12-07-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 372
Posted By smd4

For the same reason you cannot install a screw...

For the same reason you cannot install a screw into a nut by merely pressing on it, the detects really don’t prevent unwanted rotation. They do feel kind of cool when you twist them, though.
12-06-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,694
Posted By smd4

My first "ten-speed" was a Sears...

My first "ten-speed" was a Sears Free-Spirit--with stem shifters. In college, I got my first "good" bike (i.e., a bike shop bike), which was a Centurion Sport DLX--with stem sifters. I never raced a...
12-06-22, 05:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 715
Posted By smd4

The sentence is more accurate if you replace...

The sentence is more accurate if you replace “inexpensive” with “cheap.”
12-05-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 874
Posted By smd4

I use a Silca Pista Plus with a Hiro chuck. I’m...

I use a Silca Pista Plus with a Hiro chuck. I’m pumping to high pressures so the gauge works well for me. But I also have a compressor in the garage.
12-03-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,207
Posted By smd4

So I’m thinking you could lay down a layer of...

So I’m thinking you could lay down a layer of peanut brittle for a harder surface. However it might be little lumpy. Certainly more durable than a layer of ribeyes, though.
12-03-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,507
Posted By smd4

:rolleyes:

:rolleyes:
12-03-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,207
Posted By smd4

I’d probably destroy my vise before working on...

I’d probably destroy my vise before working on something that would require it to be mounted to a steel plate.
12-03-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,207
Posted By smd4

With bike repair, this is probably overkill.

With bike repair, this is probably overkill.
12-03-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,207
Posted By smd4

And I would not suggest an elaborately-patterned...

And I would not suggest an elaborately-patterned Persian rug as workshop flooring! :innocent:
12-03-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,207
Posted By smd4

Rubber? Why?? A section of metal is fine...

Rubber? Why??

A section of metal is fine (though for bikes, unnecessary). I’m building my bench now, and plan to put my vise on a corner so I can rotate it 90 degrees. Every shop I worked in had...
12-02-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 6,355
Posted By smd4

Of course they aren’t necessary. But nice to...

Of course they aren’t necessary. But nice to have. Wonder why the Anniversary group didn’t use them? To show off the spring?
12-02-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 6,355
Posted By smd4

An apparent difference, though not visible in the...

An apparent difference, though not visible in the photos, is that regular FD7700s have a plastic cover over the spring; on every 25th Anniversary version I’ve seen (admittedly not a lot), the spring...
12-02-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 337
Posted By smd4

I've never seen that stem before. And of course...

I've never seen that stem before. And of course I'm a fan of Dura Ace 7700 (except for the bottom bracket. Have you considered a BB-6500?). This looks to be an amazing bike. I love those fork...
12-01-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,507
Posted By smd4

Can I be on yours? Please?

Can I be on yours? Please?
12-01-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,507
Posted By smd4

DON'T FILE YOUR BIKE! Sheesh! Just use the tires...

DON'T FILE YOUR BIKE! Sheesh! Just use the tires that God meant this bike to have. Buy a different bike if this one is too uncomfortable for you.
12-01-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,507
Posted By smd4

Why would you ever want to put on anything larger...

Why would you ever want to put on anything larger than 25s?? It's a 1980s road bike, for cryin' out loud. Don't ruin it by trying to turn a Porshe into a Lincoln.
11-30-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 6,355
Posted By smd4

When I first saw the 7800 cranks, that’s when I...

When I first saw the 7800 cranks, that’s when I knew Dura Ace would never be as classy as the previous versions. They haven’t proven me wrong in the years since. The black rear derailleurs look like...
11-30-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 6,355
Posted By smd4

I picked up a 25th Anniversary headset locknut...

I picked up a 25th Anniversary headset locknut and top cone from eBay. Mirror polished compared to the milky polishing on the regular 7700 pieces. Probably will install them over the winter break.
11-30-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 584
Posted By smd4

I don't care for black bikes. But I have to make...

I don't care for black bikes. But I have to make an exception in this case. Damn. Excellent work.
11-29-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 581
Posted By smd4

Yep. I've seen members from Saudi Arabia; Great...

Yep. I've seen members from Saudi Arabia; Great Britan, Ukraine, and other places I can't think of off the top of my head.
11-28-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,978
Posted By smd4

The Bianchi L'Eroica and the Cinelli Supercorsa....

The Bianchi L'Eroica and the Cinelli Supercorsa. Both a bit pricy, however. But both are stunning.
11-28-22, 05:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 672
Posted By smd4

I’m wondering why a 1992 Bianchi seatpost would...

I’m wondering why a 1992 Bianchi seatpost would be rusty.

Were any still made of steel by that point?
11-26-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,453
Posted By smd4

Oh, right.:innocent:

Oh, right.:innocent:
11-26-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,453
Posted By smd4

What’s a 1Up nut??

What’s a 1Up nut??
11-26-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,453
Posted By smd4

If the shoe fits…

If the shoe fits…
11-26-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,453
Posted By smd4

Perhaps. Doesn’t change the fact that it looks...

Perhaps. Doesn’t change the fact that it looks stupid.
11-26-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,453
Posted By smd4

It just looks stupid. I wouldn’t close it in that...

It just looks stupid. I wouldn’t close it in that position even if I was just working on it.
11-26-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,453
Posted By smd4

Why would anyone ever tighten their front QR with...

Why would anyone ever tighten their front QR with the lever in that position??
11-26-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,453
Posted By smd4

Effectively negating the “quick release” function...

Effectively negating the “quick release” function entirely.
11-25-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 6,355
Posted By smd4

I’ve already mentioned the dust cap branding, but...

I’ve already mentioned the dust cap branding, but it looks like the crank bolts are Titanium too. Stunning. I don’t think we’ll see the likes of parts like these again.
11-25-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,453
Posted By smd4

A safety feature? Please. They’re annoying....

A safety feature? Please. They’re annoying. Filing them off makes removing the front wheel less annoying. There is simply no need for them unless you have no clue how to properly operate a quick...
11-24-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 388
Posted By smd4

That’s pretty much what I thought, but I wanted...

That’s pretty much what I thought, but I wanted to confirm with you guys.
11-24-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 388
Posted By smd4

I don’t want to remove any anodizing. I was...

I don’t want to remove any anodizing. I was wondering if it might be possible to get a higher shine on some of my standard DA 7700 parts to more closely match the 25th Anniversary parts I have...
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