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08-27-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By brooklyn_bike

i've heard and read this to be a problem with...

i've heard and read this to be a problem with tubeless. the handful of my friends who have at least one bike tubeless wheelset have discussed the pros and cons. one con being : if they have to remove...
08-22-22, 10:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 811
Posted By brooklyn_bike

i'll be interested to see how those bikes look...

i'll be interested to see how those bikes look once you have them built up the way you like. and i agree with bikingshearer (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/bikingshearer-46382.html) give that...
08-22-22, 12:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By brooklyn_bike

looks like a yoshi konno built allez to me -...

looks like a yoshi konno built allez to me - congratulations it's a terrific bike !
08-12-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By brooklyn_bike

i happen to have a bridgestone 1993 XO-2 - took...

i happen to have a bridgestone 1993 XO-2 - took some measurements for you
fork 64mm
rear 85mm

also have a 1992 XO-2 and got these measurements
fork 80mm
rear 88mm

i was surprised to see the...
07-30-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 609
Posted By brooklyn_bike

just in case you've damaged the two notches...

just in case you've damaged the two notches beyond using the suntour two prong removal tool :

How To Remove Freewheel Without Remover Tool
07-30-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By brooklyn_bike

How To Remove/Clean/Degrease/Lube/Install A...

How To Remove/Clean/Degrease/Lube/Install A Freehub Body On A Bike Wheel
07-07-22, 12:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By brooklyn_bike

https://www.ebay.com/itm/274497156721?hash=item3fe...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/274497156721?hash=item3fe94e3671:g:70MAAOSwJCJfYhwc

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1080x788/s_l1600_0f542a1d4b2ee8a9b6fb1e5df1162d293fe751ce.jpg
06-13-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By brooklyn_bike

i think researching the bafang hub motors : they...

i think researching the bafang hub motors : they offer both a cassette rear wheel and a freewheel wheel kit. i think the spacing for the freewheel version is narrower and i see on the e-bike forums...
Forum: Touring
05-31-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 990
Posted By brooklyn_bike

i also haven't tried tubeless yet although i've...

i also haven't tried tubeless yet although i've researched it carefully. several of my friends have tried with varying success. another possible downside i've heard can happen : once you've converted...
05-20-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 857
Posted By brooklyn_bike

i love these bikes sales you've had in the past....

i love these bikes sales you've had in the past. i'll be there right before or right at opening time (8am) going try and snag those nitto handlebars (i think they're noodle 177) if they're 44 - 46cm...
04-18-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By brooklyn_bike

https://youtu.be/So2dGQ7Nld0

https://youtu.be/So2dGQ7Nld0
Forum: Touring
03-16-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,545
Posted By brooklyn_bike

i either carry a Lezyne Micro Floor Drive or...

i either carry a Lezyne Micro Floor Drive or Pocket Drive depending on weight and distance. they're both over 10 years old and still work terrific
...
03-06-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,348
Posted By brooklyn_bike

my interpretation of sport tourers is like you...

my interpretation of sport tourers is like you describe : geometry / utility that's in between full on touring and racing - i'd put most of the bikes you listed in the full on touring list. raleigh...
03-05-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 772
Posted By brooklyn_bike

for what it's worth : i had them same problem...

for what it's worth : i had them same problem with my existing 12mm allen wrench. i read someone's older BF post with the same problem and he tried a different 12mm and it fit perfect!? so i went to...
03-03-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,530
Posted By brooklyn_bike

not sure if it helps : i have a very similar...

not sure if it helps : i have a very similar colnago superissimo with lots of similar details. the colnago gurus also say 1982 - 1983
...
02-23-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,043
Posted By brooklyn_bike

they have adapters for adding water bottle cages...

they have adapters for adding water bottle cages to the handlebars as well and some clamps / adapters for adding a second water bottle cage to the seattube. i've tried a few setups on my older bikes...
02-20-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,081
Posted By brooklyn_bike

they sell cantilever brake post offset post...

they sell cantilever brake post offset post adapters. i've never used them and not positive they'll get you enough drop to do a conversion. let us know if you try them and how they work out:

Alloy...
02-17-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By brooklyn_bike

all the triples i've set up use chainring spacers...

all the triples i've set up use chainring spacers for the smallest ring. your LBS should have on hand
02-13-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,371
Posted By brooklyn_bike

thank you for the informative post gaucho777 ! i...

thank you for the informative post gaucho777 ! i have a similar early 80s colnago superissimo and recently scored the same strada bianca 700 x 30 tires (but clincher) on craigslist. i was able to...
01-14-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 408
Posted By brooklyn_bike

i've had these same symptoms on a couple bike...

i've had these same symptoms on a couple bike builds over the years : for me it was the top lock nut was very slightly running out of threads before touching the top of the fork tube. i added a 1 - 2...
12-30-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By brooklyn_bike

looks like an early 1980s colnago super to me.

looks like an early 1980s colnago super to me.
12-20-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By brooklyn_bike

Feldman : i happen to have purchased and...

Feldman : i happen to have purchased and refurbished an old Bridgestone RB-T for my wife with a Bike Gallery sticker. your post made me curious to check the bike shop decal and it looks like it came...
12-19-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By brooklyn_bike

Medici Gran Turismo 650b

hello from the pacific northwest. i recently acquired and built up this Medici Gran Turismo

i rode it for a few rides as 700 x 38 and have now been trying it out as a 650b conversion . itís a...
11-23-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By brooklyn_bike

i had a few broken spokes recently on my cargo...

i had a few broken spokes recently on my cargo bike with disc brakes . one at a time over some weeks both drive side and non drive side on the rear wheel . my symptom was also spokes breaking mid...
10-11-21, 12:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,663
Posted By brooklyn_bike

small zipties work great for this

small zipties work great for this
09-28-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,272
Posted By brooklyn_bike

my friend krishna is having a bike swap in NE...

my friend krishna is having a bike swap in NE portland Saturday October 16th 12pm - 3pm. 5235 NE Sandy Blvd at the food truck pod. here's the info let me know if you want to sell and i'll get you in...
08-12-21, 01:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 721
Posted By brooklyn_bike

looks like they have split versions too for...

looks like they have split versions too for easier brake cable removal:...
08-12-21, 01:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 721
Posted By brooklyn_bike

i'm not positive but would these Jagwire Cable...

i'm not positive but would these Jagwire Cable Guide Stoppers work for what you're describing? one in the front and rear brake cable housing guide with bare brake cable in between?
...
07-02-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,366
Posted By brooklyn_bike

wonder if you'd want to be able to remove lower...

wonder if you'd want to be able to remove lower cup later if it makes sense to apply a thin layer of Loctite or JBWeld to the inside of the headtube and allow it to dry / cure giving you a slightly...
06-29-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,221
Posted By brooklyn_bike

i'm wondering if there's a way to make a down and...

i'm wondering if there's a way to make a down and dirty DIY version of the campy / VAR fixed cup tool . if there's some hardware that could be put together that works similar (captures the fixed cup...
06-15-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,154
Posted By brooklyn_bike

when i lived in brooklyn my friend had his brake...

when i lived in brooklyn my friend had his brake pads stolen one day
05-20-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 769
Posted By brooklyn_bike

Kool Stop brake pads smooth post cantilever options ?

hello quick question : i have several 1980s era bicycles that use basic shimano cantilever brakes. i've been using these Kool Stop Salmon smooth posts and braking is good
...
05-11-21, 10:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,272
Posted By brooklyn_bike

^ just curious the location / time info for this...

^ just curious the location / time info for this years Seattle swap? thanks
05-11-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,272
Posted By brooklyn_bike

sounds like a great idea ! used to be a few swaps...

sounds like a great idea ! used to be a few swaps a year in PDX before pandemic . not sure i have enough to sell but definitely would buy some parts . there used to be a decent sized swap at Portland...
05-04-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,834
Posted By brooklyn_bike

they really are wonderful riding bicycles with...

they really are wonderful riding bicycles with terrific craftsmanship. i've built up and ridden several dozen high end european and japanese frames over the years just for fun and curiosity. i've...
04-17-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,093
Posted By brooklyn_bike

https://youtu.be/lar7mIMmTRE

https://youtu.be/lar7mIMmTRE
03-15-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,021
Posted By brooklyn_bike

sure do : we use a Bullitt cargo bike for hauling...

sure do : we use a Bullitt cargo bike for hauling stuff and the kid rides an Islabikes 20" sometimes we strap the kids bike to the cargo bike.
...
03-14-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,021
Posted By brooklyn_bike

The 7 year C&V update : Bridgestones, 650b Portage, 3Rensho

hello C&V it's been 7 years : i had a kid, sold most of my bikes before moving from brooklyn to portland OR . been slowly building back up the stable of bikes . included are : 1993 Bridgestone XO-2,...
03-08-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By brooklyn_bike

here's the specs from the 1994 bridgestone...

here's the specs from the 1994 bridgestone catalog. looks like a 69.9 cm stand over = 27.5 inches. you can't switch to smaller wheels with cantilever brakes . my wife has a similar bike 1992 XO-2 but...
01-26-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,666
Posted By brooklyn_bike

yes it'll work. you might find the shift lever...

yes it'll work. you might find the shift lever pull angle to be a bit further back than usual. i have almost the same setup on a colnago : super record rear derailleur / simplex retrofriction...
01-18-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,542
Posted By brooklyn_bike

you'll need a fairly specific clamp-on band...

you'll need a fairly specific clamp-on band shimano shifter if you want indexed shifting. look carefully at the photo: you'll want the one with the notches cut out near the band or clamp - this...
Forum: Touring
01-11-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 961
Posted By brooklyn_bike

should be no problem if rack is steel. that's...

should be no problem if rack is steel. that's roughy 7mm per side you're bring it in. once you've got it installed and see how it looks : post a photo if you get a minute
07-05-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,323
Posted By brooklyn_bike

i'll take a guess your frame is roughly mid...

i'll take a guess your frame is roughly mid 1980s. i have a similar era 3resnho frame in blue. came with full campy super record. switched it to suntour superbe group and just recently switched again...
10-20-15, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,442
Posted By brooklyn_bike

I've had many a bike go through my hands with...

I've had many a bike go through my hands with that particular headset : regular ol headset wrench plus big ol adjustable wrench works just fine.
01-03-15, 06:36 PM
08-15-14, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,550
Posted By brooklyn_bike

a quick down and dirty way to check: you can wrap...

a quick down and dirty way to check: you can wrap a few mm (layers) of thick tape on one area of existing skinnier tires and spin to see if there's rubbing anywhere
06-29-14, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,283
Posted By brooklyn_bike

100% aluminum: i've had three bikes with the...

100% aluminum: i've had three bikes with the exact same rims
04-25-14, 07:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,343
Posted By brooklyn_bike

(b)

(b)
03-26-14, 08:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,663
Posted By brooklyn_bike

also tried park's glueless with mixed results. i...

also tried park's glueless with mixed results. i store up a handful of tubes and patch them all at once. glueless failed way more often than regular patches. same amount of prep and buffing etc...
03-10-14, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 597
Posted By brooklyn_bike

shipping multiple bicycles cross country?

moving the family out to portland from NYC in the near future. thinking of using those shipping cubes and heard they're banged around quite a bit in transit. anyone like a specific shipping method...
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