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09-23-21, 01:27 PM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

...or guides? "I call it 'constrictor...

...or guides?

"I call it 'constrictor routing!'" My face must have betrayed my chagrin, because a offended look darkened the sellers face. "You think it's dumb, don't you," he accused.
Forum: Commuting
09-22-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By Unca_Sam

^ What he said, plus: Has the saddle ever gotten...

^ What he said, plus: Has the saddle ever gotten soaked while you were riding?
09-21-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 514
Posted By Unca_Sam

PM sent for XCD derailleurs!

PM sent for XCD derailleurs!
09-16-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,761
Posted By Unca_Sam

100% agree. Most crushed limestone or gravel...

100% agree. Most crushed limestone or gravel paths are well compacted enough that they'll hold water in low spots just like asphalt, with the occasional loose spot. I ride on 35mm 700C tires on it...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-15-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 527
Posted By Unca_Sam

No matter what, there's no avoiding the climb....

No matter what, there's no avoiding the climb. Alkire Rd puts the whole thing together, where the OTET stretches it out over a longer distance.

This is the way. :p


I usually go left there....
09-14-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By Unca_Sam

Your photos show 2x of the vittoria tires. Is...

Your photos show 2x of the vittoria tires. Is your price listed for the pair, or each? TIA
Forum: Great Lakes
09-14-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 527
Posted By Unca_Sam

I noticed some tourers coming through the hilltop...

I noticed some tourers coming through the hilltop connector last Wednesday morning and afternoon, maybe I saw you!

Regarding Camp Chase at Battelle Darby Creek: there's no avoiding that climb...
09-14-21, 09:35 AM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

Miche and Izumi track chains have bushings, and I...

Miche and Izumi track chains have bushings, and I recently bought a ⅛" chain from KMC with bushings (marketed as a single speed chain). I used the KMC chain for the Schwinn Racer because the Union...
09-13-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 412
Posted By Unca_Sam

+1 on the barrel adjuster. Jagwire makes a mickey...

+1 on the barrel adjuster. Jagwire makes a mickey adjuster that fits into the TT stop instead of the rear stop.
Forum: Great Lakes
09-13-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 527
Posted By Unca_Sam

Trails within the city? I dunno, what do you want...

Trails within the city? I dunno, what do you want to see? Olentangy River trail can be fun as you head north from the OSU campus, but it's easily the most heavily used trail in the city. The Scioto...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-13-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 527
Posted By Unca_Sam

Just a tip, the portion of the towpath that runs...

Just a tip, the portion of the towpath that runs through the CVNP is on the narrow side, and a trike/recumbent might end up making things dicey in spots if there are other users you want to overtake....
09-12-21, 02:23 PM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

The undone headset lock nut and discoloration on...

The undone headset lock nut and discoloration on the stem makes me wonder if the stem is frozen. 😬
09-09-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2,060
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Posted By Unca_Sam

The paint is fantastic! I've toyed with the idea...

The paint is fantastic! I've toyed with the idea of a "lightweight" 3 speed on a vintage frame, but the AW hub I saved from a heavily rusted 26" rim uses 40 holes. I'd need a 700c tandem front rim to...
09-07-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 524
Posted By Unca_Sam

Nab it if it fits. Your major areas of concern...

Nab it if it fits. Your major areas of concern will be the bonded joints, which should give you plenty of warning before a failure. Ride it but chase down any creaks or groans to see where they're...
09-06-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By Unca_Sam

Measure your frame's pinch points. Measure the...

Measure your frame's pinch points.
Measure the distance between the fork blades near the fork crown on the inside.
Measure the distance between the seatstays at the rear brake bridge.
If either...
09-06-21, 08:36 AM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

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I'll say $30 is probably right for a donor. I did a...
09-06-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 338
Posted By Unca_Sam

Eh? You have been effectively confused, then. ...

Eh? You have been effectively confused, then.
I use a socket to set bearing preload with my fingers. Then I use a socket on a ratchet to tighten the locknut. I'll echo your tip to use an open end...
09-04-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 338
Posted By Unca_Sam

But boy, time is money in the shop or at the...

But boy, time is money in the shop or at the race, and getting those bearings right the first time consistently probably makes these a bargain. ;)
09-04-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 338
Posted By Unca_Sam

I wanted to add that pedals use an absurd amount...

I wanted to add that pedals use an absurd amount of balls in the bearings. You'll usually need 44 1/8" balls to rebuild a set (11 per bearing, 2 bearings per pedal). IIRC, the set of Lyotard Berthet...
09-04-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 338
Posted By Unca_Sam

I've done this a handful of times because many...

I've done this a handful of times because many other hobbyists would rather toss them than rebuild.

My approach is just like other adjustable bearings. I'll find a socket that works for the cone,...
09-04-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1,224
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Posted By Unca_Sam

An Ecto-1 tribute with a "slimer green"...

An Ecto-1 tribute with a "slimer green" Bianchi!
09-04-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,614
Posted By Unca_Sam

I should follow up to say whatever I did worked....

I should follow up to say whatever I did worked. I'll have to come back later once I can look and see what I did...:p
09-04-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 25,108
Views: 3,161,271
Posted By Unca_Sam

That was a hour? It's fantastic on a bronze green...

That was a hour? It's fantastic on a bronze green Sports!
09-04-21, 08:41 AM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

"I generally prefer the equestrian sports, so I...

"I generally prefer the equestrian sports, so I arranged the pedals to provide the sensation of a gallop."
09-02-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By Unca_Sam

Just another note. You have a Hollowtech II...

Just another note. You have a Hollowtech II external BB. This is still Shimano's current offering, so if there are problems with the unit, you can simply put in a new one. If it's still smooth,...
09-01-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By Unca_Sam

I looked at this when looking at the wear on my...

I looked at this when looking at the wear on my big chainring and seeking a replacement, and IIRC, its tooth count, and finish. 44 tooth is more common for the 59X series, but I wanted 48, and black....
09-01-21, 02:43 PM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

IIRC, someone posted a linked video about an...

IIRC, someone posted a linked video about an Indian Bike manufacturer Atlas, which is easily found on YouTube. They apparently stopped operations in 2020 due to cheap imports :eek:
09-01-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 444
Posted By Unca_Sam

Unless your intended frame has vertical dropouts,...

Unless your intended frame has vertical dropouts, just go with a single speed, and probably the lower geared one. A bike that is geared too high for you to ride up a hill or into the wind is a good...
09-01-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 444
Posted By Unca_Sam

There are a number of SS chain tensioners...

There are a number of SS chain tensioners intended for SS builds on vertical dropout frames. I'm more familiar with the single pivot type, but it seems that both Shimano and Paul components produce...
08-26-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,457
Posted By Unca_Sam

Go for it. Worst that can happen is someone...

Go for it. Worst that can happen is someone doesn't help.
08-26-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,154
Posted By Unca_Sam

Semantically, there is an easy distinction...

Semantically, there is an easy distinction between "tighten to 65 - 85 in/lbs," or "5 Nm," and "maximum torque 6 Nm".
The former category is the recommended torque, while the latter should not be...
08-26-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By Unca_Sam

They were so itty-bitty!

They were so itty-bitty!
08-20-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,154
Posted By Unca_Sam

In a word: Yes! The components bearing markings...

In a word: Yes! The components bearing markings like "Max 8 Nm" are telling you that torque exceeding that maximum will damage the component. It's different from Shimano/Campy/SRAM giving a minimum...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-19-21, 04:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By Unca_Sam

Grease the spindle threads, and tighten well....

Grease the spindle threads, and tighten well. Most common cranks can take more than you can give. If you have something special or uncommon, refer to the manufacturers specifications. For steel and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-18-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By Unca_Sam

That depends on if a gorilla rode or assembled...

That depends on if a gorilla rode or assembled the bike or not. A longer lever and an extra mm of thickness, and you have the pedal wrench.
08-17-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 1,224
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Posted By Unca_Sam

Two great egrets and a great blue heron.

Two great egrets and a great blue heron.
08-17-21, 08:49 AM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

I understand the desire to just fix it and go,...

I understand the desire to just fix it and go, but tightening and loosening spokes to correct lateral true ignores that the entire wheel, especially at that age, should be checked for radial true...
08-17-21, 08:31 AM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

Bending the rules a little

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Debadged girls Stingray on a catalog. Classic looks.

"Featured" on the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-16-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By Unca_Sam

Also consider that the flats on the pedals (if...

Also consider that the flats on the pedals (if the pedals have wrench flats) are 15mm, with the exceptions being English pedals from before the 1970s, and 1/2" pedals for one piece cranksets.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-16-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By Unca_Sam

Bicycles have used Metric standard fasteners...

Bicycles have used Metric standard fasteners since the 1970s. It sounds like you need a 6mm hex wrench.
08-16-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,154
Posted By Unca_Sam

The values are printed on the parts. In general,...

The values are printed on the parts. In general, the way the torque values are stated indicate the intended result. In your case, max torque 6Nm indicates (your torque value) < 6Nm.
Shimano...
08-12-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 20,560
Views: 3,589,474
Posted By Unca_Sam

I always interpret that as an effort to reduce...

I always interpret that as an effort to reduce the reach. There are plenty of reasons to reduce reach, but only a couple ways to manage it. Extreme bar angles aren't one of those ways.
08-10-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 702
Posted By Unca_Sam

It kind of bothers me that the Norman soldiers...

It kind of bothers me that the Norman soldiers only march backwards.
08-09-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4,260
Views: 415,972
Posted By Unca_Sam

I bought some Dia Compe 202/204 replacement...

I bought some Dia Compe 202/204 replacement covers that are supposed to be a good match for non-aero campy levers. I know they fit well on Shimano 6208 levers.
08-08-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 25,108
Views: 3,161,271
Posted By Unca_Sam

Meh. What would you need decals for unless you're...

Meh. What would you need decals for unless you're restoring it? I'd also caution that "painting" a steel bicycle frame should be known as "sanding, sanding, and more sanding".

Maybe start a thread...
08-08-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 915
Posted By Unca_Sam

Best advice is to find a frame builder or...

Best advice is to find a frame builder or experienced shop to provide their opinion after hands-on evaluation.

My opinion is that this has "repair" potential, but would never be a frame to trust...
08-08-21, 01:54 AM
Replies: 4,260
Views: 415,972
Posted By Unca_Sam

I used a set of Cane Creek Universal 144.7 covers...

I used a set of Cane Creek Universal 144.7 covers on the Weinmann levers on my Raleigh Supercourse. They fit the lever bodies perfectly except the lever pivot is farther back, so the bottom needs to...
08-06-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 667
Posted By Unca_Sam

Another $0.02: Cutting and rolling new threads...

Another $0.02:
Cutting and rolling new threads is feasible for PG or single butted spokes. You might not have enough of the lower section on DB and TB spokes to roll, depending on how much you need...
08-04-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 64,042
Views: 9,884,074
Posted By Unca_Sam

Woooow.😲 no fading there

Woooow.😲
no fading there
08-01-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 20,560
Views: 3,589,474
Posted By Unca_Sam

Was this a stupid unsafe fixie with what amounts...

Was this a stupid unsafe fixie with what amounts to a hands' width of handlebar on each side on the stem?
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