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09-25-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 450
Posted By squirtdad

let me rephrase: Need 130 to do more than 7...

let me rephrase: Need 130 to do more than 7 speed, without having to do a lot of fussy hacking or messing around, like re-dishing. YMMV but IME trying to make things work beyond what they were...
09-24-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 450
Posted By squirtdad

need 130 for anything more than 7 speed

need 130 for anything more than 7 speed
09-24-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 450
Posted By squirtdad

I am not a fan of the threaded rod method.... I...

I am not a fan of the threaded rod method.... I used a 2x4 and sheldon's method to go from 126 to 135 https://www.sheldonbrown.com/frame-spacing.html

also some old school bikes shops will do...
09-24-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 715
Posted By squirtdad

people have been adjusting cup and cone without...

people have been adjusting cup and cone without problems for a long time, the newer shimano hubs have a different adjustment systems for cone and hub. it is dead easy to use. utegra 6800 a...
09-23-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 444
Posted By squirtdad

this would be good time for him to learn...

this would be good time for him to learn mechanics, but this is not the optimal way, lot depends on if the frame is ready for both di2 and mechanical shifting. Front and rear derailers, and...
09-23-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 403
Posted By squirtdad

I had those rim on a 84 torpado....did not have...

I had those rim on a 84 torpado....did not have any problems mounting tires. IME it is specific Rim and Tire combos that are tough
09-23-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,739
Posted By squirtdad

all of this points me to starting to do the hicks...

all of this points me to starting to do the hicks road climb to get ready for future events...with pesky hills or headwinds
09-22-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 26,022
Posted By squirtdad

Cleveland Road, south of Chinook, Montana on the...

Cleveland Road, south of Chinook, Montana on the way to Chief Joseph's Battle ground

...
09-22-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 193
Posted By squirtdad

this kinda post is what I love about C&V....

this kinda post is what I love about C&V....
09-22-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 570
Posted By squirtdad

the shimano will work with SHIMANO 105 FC-R7000...

the shimano will work with SHIMANO 105 FC-R7000

other than square taper (and then you need to think spindle length) IME it is best to think about crankset and BB as a matching pair, pick your...
09-22-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,328
Posted By squirtdad

better to start you own thread with pictures, not...

better to start you own thread with pictures, not links than to revive a zombie thread
09-22-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 657
Posted By squirtdad

you should be able to use recessed brakes, ...

you should be able to use recessed brakes, doing the old sheldon brown put the rear brake up front with longish recessed nut and put the front in back using a nut.

does solve you problem...
09-21-21, 11:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,233
Posted By squirtdad

mine was $25 54 ford mainliner.....sold for $125

mine was $25 54 ford mainliner.....sold for $125
09-21-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 313
Posted By squirtdad

I have had good results with used cranks, but i...

I have had good results with used cranks, but i have sourced them from the C&V for sale section.

If you are looking for say Dura Ace 7400 used is pretty much you only option.

If you can...
09-21-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 546
Posted By squirtdad

so how many bikes fit? with that engine you...

so how many bikes fit? with that engine you could turn it into a sleeper quarter mile rig for making gas money, but the 4x4 manual conversion would be lot's more fun
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09-21-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 336
Posted By squirtdad

FWIW the sales area of classic and vintage can...

FWIW the sales area of classic and vintage can be a great source.....
09-19-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By squirtdad

is this a road bike or mountain bike or...

is this a road bike or mountain bike or ********** 135 spacing suggests mountain bike. to go to 11 speed you will need 99% need a new wheel (or newly built wheel) with a freehub (not a...
09-19-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 570
Posted By squirtdad

just to note the shimano bbr60 external cup 68mm...

just to note the shimano bbr60 external cup 68mm bb is about $25
09-19-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By squirtdad

this is one of these times that saving money is...

this is one of these times that saving money is probably going to end up costing you money. 5800 105 is out of production for 2-3 years now., so it is getting hard to find them new. Newer bikes...
09-17-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,468
Posted By squirtdad

interesting.... pinned construction pretty...

interesting.... pinned construction pretty evident on the bottom bracket lugs
09-17-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 277
Posted By squirtdad

I third the idea of just ride in a gear and...

I third the idea of just ride in a gear and maintain discipline to not shift. KISS priniciple (keep it simple stupid) and IME even cogs with only a slight twist will self shift to small unless...
09-17-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 721
Posted By squirtdad

I am fond of steel so I tend that way the...

I am fond of steel so I tend that way

the lemond in the shape it is in as equipped is pretty much market in the bay area if not slightly below, yes it is bit older technology (9 speed) but I...
09-16-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 721
Posted By squirtdad

returnoftheyeti I live in san jose so I know what...

returnoftheyeti I live in san jose so I know what you mean I have done a fair amount of old steel to modern. other than if the spacing needs to go from 126 to 130 and it it not really any...
09-16-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 691
Posted By squirtdad

better gray prime and big motor than perfect...

better gray prime and big motor than perfect paint and no power :)
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By squirtdad

maybe something from worksman? ...

maybe something from worksman?

https://www.worksmancycles.com/pav3-3cb-eng.html

or more bucks but pedal assist mid motor

https://www.raleighusa.com/tristar-ie-4668
09-16-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,468
Posted By squirtdad

Hmm, not sure on this one but here we go: ...

Hmm, not sure on this one but here we go:
(and as a note, I don't think you can discount the huge impact of high tires and light wheels have on ride)

Currently own/ride

85 Team miyata 58...
09-16-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By squirtdad

I recall jamesdak uses a yardstick(s) with the...

I recall jamesdak uses a yardstick(s) with the the positioning marked to quickly set up a new bike
09-16-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 721
Posted By squirtdad

returnoftheyeti here is another thought/option...

returnoftheyeti here is another thought/option for you, if your are in it for the build and learning and are not totally having to have a carbon frame and the very latest components. find a...
09-15-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By squirtdad

forget the grip shift and throw thumb cheap thumb...

forget the grip shift and throw thumb cheap thumb friction shifters on for the win :giver:
09-15-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7,241
Views: 721,337
Posted By squirtdad

A brand new TA triplizer for 130

A brand new TA triplizer for 130
09-15-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 721
Posted By squirtdad

Bikes direct is out of stock on about 90% of...

Bikes direct is out of stock on about 90% of stuff this at $999 would have most of what OP needs http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/ventnoir_xii.htm
09-15-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 721
Posted By squirtdad

It is a lot harder to find groupsets right now...

It is a lot harder to find groupsets right now than it used to be between no longer being able to source from the uk. and 2 sites that have groupsets are 105 or higher ...
09-14-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,047
Posted By squirtdad

about as much as saying airplanes and spacecraft...

about as much as saying airplanes and spacecraft masts are carbon so bikes should be ok :)
09-14-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By squirtdad

nice bike.... pretty sure it was Tange No. 2 for...

nice bike.... pretty sure it was Tange No. 2 for the tubes

my looks pretty similar to mine..... (took the front rack off tried it, didn't like)
...
09-14-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,239
Posted By squirtdad

FWIW I don't know if the limited edition is...

FWIW
I don't know if the limited edition is different than the regular gp5000

Did you have problems mounting the tire? Did you need to use a jack to mount? for me that is the first clue that...
09-14-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2,101
Views: 228,682
Posted By squirtdad

i use the method posted on yellow...

i use the method posted on yellow jacket....really important to seat the valve them and then stretch hard going away, I got lazy once and got the bump and had to take off re glue and remount
...
09-13-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 586
Posted By squirtdad

I can attest gugie was not close to davester ...

I can attest gugie was not close to davester when the incident happened. But gugie had plenty of time to check out davester's bike
09-13-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,047
Posted By squirtdad

and the design and requirements for a fuselage...

and the design and requirements for a fuselage and a bicycle frame are not any any way similar, this is simply not a valid comparison. it gets made all the time, all the time but is apples to ...
09-11-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By squirtdad

Bravo, Bravo.....where can i sign up :)

Bravo, Bravo.....where can i sign up :)
09-10-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 656
Posted By squirtdad

Mikes bikes changes ownership, Specialized drops them

Just got this email, thought is was pretty interestingDear customer,



For over 20 years, Mike's Bikes maintained a close partnership with Specialized Bicycles. We've built a strong business...
09-10-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 687
Posted By squirtdad

Cino ready :)

Cino ready :)
09-10-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 318
Posted By squirtdad

not clear, but is that cable fraying or guide...

not clear, but is that cable fraying or guide fraying in the pictures?
09-10-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 476
Posted By squirtdad

thinking the same, but only a problem if you...

thinking the same, but only a problem if you have root

(that was one of my inteview questions for people who listed unix as a skill, amazing how many failed
09-10-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 476
Posted By squirtdad

Note the OP's Location.....locktite while...

Note the OP's Location.....locktite while ubiquitous in the US small towns, it is not elsewhere. but as noted if you can get it online, it lasts a long time, is purpose designed so there will be...
09-09-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By squirtdad

maybe something like the sram gx 2x11 so you can...

maybe something like the sram gx 2x11 so you can drop the wolf link? https://www.sram.com/en/sram/models/rd-gx-11-a1
09-09-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 731
Posted By squirtdad

this the best tool I have ever bought was my...

this the best tool I have ever bought was my park PCS 10

if you think you will be doing this on a regular basis buy good tools it is cheaper over time.... a $10 chain can work well until it...
09-09-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,047
Posted By squirtdad

it it not yes/no stronger or not kinda answer a...

it it not yes/no stronger or not kinda answer a material can be strong or weak, but the end product strength and durability depends on the design and build and quality control.

as an example a...
09-08-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 687
Posted By squirtdad

that is what I figured out, found a new TA on ...

that is what I figured out, found a new TA on German site and ordered... less of a pain than switching the dura ace over to campy :) i should just leave alone, but want to get the look on...
09-08-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 791
Posted By squirtdad

what if any markings (stampings) are on the cup?

what if any markings (stampings) are on the cup?
09-08-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 349
Posted By squirtdad

well if he sticks to Silicon valley the 3 speed...

well if he sticks to Silicon valley the 3 speed will work work and if insists

here is a 700c coaster brake single speed

...
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