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12-03-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 228
Posted By icemilkcoffee

He clearly said, and you quoted it in your reply...

He clearly said, and you quoted it in your reply "And yes it's a threadless stem"
12-03-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 89
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Assuming this bike had Shimano brifters to begin...

Assuming this bike had Shimano brifters to begin with, you can swap to Tourney SL RS35 3X7 shifters.

Did this bike have RSX brifters?
12-03-22, 01:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 885
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Don't know if you've ever ridden a motorcycle,...

Don't know if you've ever ridden a motorcycle, but you never try to fight the handlebar in a turn. You countersteer to get the bike to lean into the turn on its own. This is increasingly important...
12-02-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 236
Posted By icemilkcoffee

It's not a 'total outlier'. It's more like 'the...

It's not a 'total outlier'. It's more like 'the first of a new series'. The 4700 FD and RD use the same ratio as the 11 speed road groupsets. The newer Sora R3000 and Claris R2000 also use the same...
12-02-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 228
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Come on. Did you try Ebay? ...

Come on. Did you try Ebay?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/144680889790
https://www.ebay.com/itm/324314142704
12-02-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 554
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I go there and all I see is a GoDaddy blank page....

I go there and all I see is a GoDaddy blank page. Is there any content on this site yet?
12-02-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 571
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Belt drive.

Belt drive.
12-01-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 289
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Or better yet, search up user 'Sheldon Brown'...

Or better yet, search up user 'Sheldon Brown' here on bikeforums:
https://www.bikeforums.net/search.php?searchid=14655205
12-01-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,250
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Agreed. I don't like the idea of filing a lugged...

Agreed. I don't like the idea of filing a lugged fork crown. A unicrown fork I am OK with filing.
They are options for a cushier riding tire without going to 28's - like the open tubular clincher...
12-01-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 388
Posted By icemilkcoffee

3 options: 1. buy a 7 speed freehub body...

3 options:
1. buy a 7 speed freehub body (https://www.ebay.com/itm/165719476270) and 137mm axle from Ebay:...
11-30-22, 11:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,250
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Do the usual trick of slipping a 3mm allen wrench...

Do the usual trick of slipping a 3mm allen wrench in there to see how much clearance you have.
11-30-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 72,830
Views: 11,830,067
Posted By icemilkcoffee

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I shouldn’t even put this one up here since it looks...
11-30-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,178
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Oh crap! That's a big loss for the C&V community....

Oh crap! That's a big loss for the C&V community. Will there any another outfit like this? Will they sell their digitized patterns so somebody else could continue making these decals?
11-29-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 351
Posted By icemilkcoffee

28's should fit on the unicrown Ironman frames...

28's should fit on the unicrown Ironman frames with ease.
11-29-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 547
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Kinlin rims: ...

Kinlin rims:
https://thecycleclinic.co.uk/collections/rims/products/kinlin-xr22t-rt-rims-in-silver-700c
Available in various drillings, both symmetrical and assymetrical, and tubeless ready.
11-29-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By icemilkcoffee

A lot of the Mavic MTB UST rims have 17-19mm...

A lot of the Mavic MTB UST rims have 17-19mm internal widths. If you go by WTB's guideline, you pretty much can't run any MTB tires on these MTB specific rims.
11-29-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 572
Posted By icemilkcoffee

If yuo are in the UK, you should also check out...

If yuo are in the UK, you should also check out retrobike.co.uk, which is a UK based classic bike forum. It is more MTB biased though. Whereas here the focus is largely on road bikes.
11-28-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 289
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Yeah. Why didn't you just put the narrower tire...

Yeah. Why didn't you just put the narrower tire on the original wheel?
11-27-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 72,830
Views: 11,830,067
Posted By icemilkcoffee

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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54cm ALAN cyclocross frame. Seller is offering $379 at the moment. $116 shipping...
11-27-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,864
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Just for sheets and grins I tried to remove the...

Just for sheets and grins I tried to remove the valve core off of a Pirelli TPU tube, and same thing- despite there being flats on the core . It will not budge. I guess that’s just how these plastic...
11-26-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,864
Posted By icemilkcoffee

on the Aliexpress listing it says ‘removable...

on the Aliexpress listing it says ‘removable valve’ though. Typically the non-removable valves don’t even have the flats there. This one has the flats. It just won’t loosen.
11-25-22, 11:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,686
Posted By icemilkcoffee

It's so great to hear from somebody who had...

It's so great to hear from somebody who had worked on this bike originally! This bike has a lot of interesting details. The top tube cable pass thru actually has cable stops inside. It was real fun...
11-25-22, 11:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By icemilkcoffee

So you guys don't reverse direction between the...

So you guys don't reverse direction between the drops and the tops? Is that whole figure-8 thing out of fashion now?
11-25-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I actually use the technique he recommends in...

I actually use the technique he recommends in 8:11 (the non-figure-8 figure-8), but it most certainly does cover up some holes. Basically you are pulling up a bar tape's width worth of tape over the...
11-25-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By icemilkcoffee

How do you do the figure-8 bar wrapping, without...

How do you do the figure-8 bar wrapping, without covering up those locations?
11-25-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,864
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Today I tried to unscrew the valve core from my...

Today I tried to unscrew the valve core from my RideNow TPU tube, and it absolutely, resolutely will not budge. I even had the valve stem in a bench vice and tried to unscrew it like that, and all I...
11-25-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Brifter hoods and bar tape issue

I was putting these Claris R2030 brifters on my bike and I notice that there are a bunch of protrusions on the inside of the brifter hoods:
...
11-25-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,686
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I put the bike together today: ...

I put the bike together today:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/2ae044f3_4ac6_450b_b5f8_7f6b73b884e4_a5ed61cce48ada9832c4d58950a2ae10a7aa76ff.jpeg
This is one long...
11-24-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,686
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I got this ‘97 Aero Comp frame a few months back....

I got this ‘97 Aero Comp frame a few months back. I am going to put it together this weekend.
...
11-24-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 581
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I'm surprised it has a 120mm dropout considering...

I'm surprised it has a 120mm dropout considering it's from 1981. But yeah- this would be the perfect frame to go single speed!
11-24-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 72,830
Views: 11,830,067
Posted By icemilkcoffee

NOS Suntour Winner Pro 6sp freewheel 13-24t $25 ...

NOS Suntour Winner Pro 6sp freewheel 13-24t $25
https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bop/d/woodland-nos-suntour-winner-pro/7555692961.html
no mention of whether this is Ultra or not. If this is an...
11-23-22, 11:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 581
Posted By icemilkcoffee

That pinstripping! What groupset are you going to...

That pinstripping! What groupset are you going to hang on there?
11-23-22, 11:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Yes I know. These were known as soft structure...

Yes I know. These were known as soft structure carbon wheels. The carbon is a flexible fairing. BUT it's not just for aerodynamics as most people assume. It strengthens the aluminum hoop by 300%...
11-23-22, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I guess I'll just sprinkle them all over the...

I guess I'll just sprinkle them all over the Christmas tree
11-23-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Can anyone ID these soft structure carbon wheels?

Somebody is selling this wheelset locally:
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x720/mystery_wheels_6f7366a50930d8bb1a4b73fa4c719d2d980663f1.jpg
The hubs don't look like HED,...
11-23-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 168
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Just throw these garbage caliper brakes in the...

Just throw these garbage caliper brakes in the trash where they belong. The coaster brake is perfectly fine. My kids had Specialized Hotrock bikes when they were little, and I threw away the caliper...
11-23-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 483
Posted By icemilkcoffee

If they are mostly road bikes, and the handlebar...

If they are mostly road bikes, and the handlebar heights and seat heights are roughly the same, then do this: find two long pipes or sticks. Lay one across all the handlebars and zip-tie the tops of...
11-23-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 72,830
Views: 11,830,067
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Crap!!! I was sure it was on the Bay...

Crap!!! I was sure it was on the Bay Area/Sac/Merced CL. But I checked again just now and I just cannot find it again! It must have sold.
11-23-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Veloplugs rant

I got some red (small) veloplugs. They are too small for my son's MTB rim, as expected. Now I tried to put them in an Araya CT-19N rim. They absolutely will not go in. Then I tried it on a Mavic MA-2...
11-22-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 72,830
Views: 11,830,067
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Gitane with 653 tubing 58cm $350 ...

Gitane with 653 tubing 58cm $350
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/675x900/gitane_653_58cm_07e2216c7b89521cda3e4806c352b1f94e80ae29.jpg...
11-22-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Trying to tape up a TLR rim to make it air tight...

Trying to tape up a TLR rim to make it air tight is not a trivial matter. Most of the time you end up with small leaks that can be plugged with the sealant. But sometimes the leak is too big for...
Forum: Commuting
11-22-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 210
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I have this exact inflator from Amazon. It works...

I have this exact inflator from Amazon. It works fine for Schrader, but just does not work well AT ALL for presta. I ended up using a presta adapter on the occasions that I need to pump up presta...
11-22-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 667
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The cogs are all contoured to facilitate going...

The cogs are all contoured to facilitate going from one cog to the neighboring cog. it's a matched set. You cannot just mix and match them. Also- jumping from 11T to 21T is a big jump. The...
11-22-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 904
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Where did this come from? It doesn't look right...

Where did this come from? It doesn't look right at all. If you trace that red line representing the 25mm on the widest rim, vs the white line representing the same 25mm tire on the narrowest rim,...
11-18-22, 11:04 PM
Replies: 72,830
Views: 11,830,067
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Here is a rare one. Miyata track bike $400 ...

Here is a rare one. Miyata track bike $400
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/828x1792/b4e2613e9c77433485e956dc476b3e03_ce925c09616202e813b6bac68091d2ea458b1768.jpg...
11-18-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,539
Posted By icemilkcoffee

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Even if you left out those screws the cassette would function perfectly fine.
11-18-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By icemilkcoffee

pic assist: ...

pic assist:
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That is a flawless...
11-18-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 72,830
Views: 11,830,067
Posted By icemilkcoffee

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Nishiki Cresta $150...
11-18-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 72,830
Views: 11,830,067
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Shimano 600 stem 120mm ...

Shimano 600 stem 120mm

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/506x900/a57ac726_7536_4fc3_89d7_fa9bad331fcb_db8215ed231ae1f0faa58717272c315f694de14a.jpeg
$30...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,013
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I ended up installing a Sunlite rack and...

I ended up installing a Sunlite rack and ziptie’ing a Wald basket to it:
...
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