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09-25-22, 03:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 568
Posted By jccaclimber

Commute in the rain and it’ll take half the time....

Commute in the rain and it’ll take half the time.
I wouldn’t recommend any corrosive, you’re likely to end up with pitting, which may be the least of your issues at that point.
09-24-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5,580
Views: 585,631
Posted By jdawginsc

It is an MA3.

It is an MA3.
09-23-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 568
Posted By FBinNY

FWIW - i've been riding on hard anodized rims for...

FWIW - i've been riding on hard anodized rims for decades, While there is some measurable reduction in brake friction, I still have no problems, either locking the rear wheel, or lifting the rear...
09-23-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 568
Posted By JohnDThompson

I've used Modolo "Sinterized" brake pads for...

I've used Modolo "Sinterized" brake pads for this. Run them for a few weeks, and the anodizing is gone from the brake track. Leave them on longer, and you'll wear out your rim. Not sure if they were...
09-23-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 568
Posted By KerryIrons

If you can stand the current braking performance...

If you can stand the current braking performance for a while, just using your brakes will remove it pretty quickly. If you want to speed up the process, cover your brake pads with some fine emery...
09-23-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 568
Posted By wesmamyke

I've heard of people running super aggressive...

I've heard of people running super aggressive pads to do this. Like ceramic specific pads you would run on the textured ceramic coated Mavic rims, or the WTB speedmaster pads. Both are probably...
09-23-22, 02:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 568
Posted By Hondo6

You have my sympathy. I'm doing this now with a...

You have my sympathy. I'm doing this now with a set of older Araya rims.

FBinNY is correct. It's a royal pain in the butt, and indeed takes quite a bit of time and effort.
09-22-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 568
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The classic method to "dress" a rim's brake track...

The classic method to "dress" a rim's brake track is with a piece of emery cloth between the pad and rim. If done well the portion of the rim "above" the sides will be un effected. Andy
09-19-22, 02:51 AM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 707,987
Posted By merziac

I would be in despite not normally doing tig or...

I would be in despite not normally doing tig or unibrow and actually avoiding them like the plague. Alas, no RB-any but am strangely drawn to this, because Bstone? :foo:

The MB-1 that I picked up...
09-06-22, 12:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By Bike Gremlin

You'll need a newer road 10 or 11-speed RD to...

You'll need a newer road 10 or 11-speed RD to work on an 11-speed cassette with an 11-speed shifter.
That is: a Shimano road 11-speed RD, or a 10-speed Tiagra 4700 RD, or a GRX RD.
My article on...
03-05-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 571
Posted By xroadcharlie

My bike came with a Shimano Tourney mountain bike...

My bike came with a Shimano Tourney mountain bike rear derailleur. Worked fine until clumsy me stepped on it Replaced it with a much sturdier Altus mountian bike model. A very good value. It's budget...
03-04-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 571
Posted By John Nolan

It goes against everything you're looking for,...

It goes against everything you're looking for, but the Altus M310 works well.
03-01-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,534
Posted By bboy314

One time I told someone a presta adapter was $3...

One time I told someone a presta adapter was $3 (I know they’re often cheaper) and he said “$3?! I could make that! Just need to get a chunk of brass, cut it, thread both ends, put in an o ring….” ...
02-26-22, 12:52 AM
Replies: 8,497
Views: 2,739,065
Posted By katsup

Here are two that I recently finished. One is...

Here are two that I recently finished. One is built for show (rides with the lady), the other is built to shred.
...
02-23-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By mountaindave

Am I gaining a reputation? :innocent:

Am I gaining a reputation? :innocent:
02-21-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 49,426
Posted By dschell

My Motobecane Grand Record 650b conversion. ...

My Motobecane Grand Record 650b conversion.
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02-19-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 936
Posted By ThermionicScott

You know, you can save pictures without...

You know, you can save pictures without screen-shotting your whole phone...
02-16-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 861
Posted By zandoval

Here's an idea... Put the cassette into a plastic...

Here's an idea... Put the cassette into a plastic wide mouth jar. Fill the jar at least half way up with ATF used or old. Strap the jar to your left leg then go out for a ride. Ha!

OK... Not...
02-12-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2,739
Views: 1,026,596
Posted By ZudeJammer

Michelin World Tour 1 1/4x27

Michelin World Tour 1 1/4x27
02-09-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 896
Posted By jdawginsc

Those sold I believe...

Those sold I believe...
02-06-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 640
Posted By jdawginsc

Absolutely. Mostly it is trying to use what I...

Absolutely. Mostly it is trying to use what I have on hand to bring some biking to a few young teachers from an old guy teacher!
02-06-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 707,987
Posted By bwilli88

Awww! Shucks, pm sent with dibs and questions.

Awww! Shucks, pm sent with dibs and questions.
02-05-22, 07:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 640
Posted By wrk101

I tried with zero success to get my wife to raise...

I tried with zero success to get my wife to raise her saddle. Then we went on a group ride, and another gal told my wife: “you really need to raise that saddle”. “Really, I never knew that….”
02-04-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 51,078
Posted By ascherer

Always happy to post this one. At least there are...

Always happy to post this one. At least there are some changes since last year's February post. If you can identify them, you may be spending too much time here.
...
02-04-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By shoota

Having done this many times I would put money...

Having done this many times I would put money down that in a blind test the vast majority of people wouldn't be able to tell the difference in 2-3mm difference on the same tire, all other variables...
02-03-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2,535
Views: 906,965
Posted By mattface

Me and my bike in all our glory ...

Me and my bike in all our glory

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02-02-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 51,078
Posted By BradH

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

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01-27-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,532
Posted By bikingshearer

Okay, here goes. Keep in mind that my opinion is...

Okay, here goes. Keep in mind that my opinion is worth exactly what you are paying for it.

I'd probably repaint it because (1) the original finish is sort-of unfinishing itself, (2) I'm not...
01-15-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By dedhed

You buy a couple $10 6/7/8 speed chains with...

You buy a couple $10 6/7/8 speed chains with quick links and it's not a big deal.
01-15-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5,580
Views: 585,631
Posted By unworthy1

found them. in pretty good shape. Will PM you.

found them. in pretty good shape. Will PM you.
01-15-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5,580
Views: 585,631
Posted By unworthy1

I think I have a pair, not sure how good the...

I think I have a pair, not sure how good the condition (also not sure how long it may take to find them!)
Stand by for an update...
01-15-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By easyupbug

I am a hopeless mechanical engineer/tinkerer so...

I am a hopeless mechanical engineer/tinkerer so understand and while I admit I have a Park Tool and a Bontrager repair stand I have a saw horse converted to a European type stand for when I really...
01-14-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,253
Posted By coolkat

FWIW i have two vintage mtb's, one with a long...

FWIW i have two vintage mtb's, one with a long cage M735 XT rear derailleur, the other with short. The short cage has noticeably less chain slap. Of course, all factors are not equal (spring may be...
01-14-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,253
Posted By DMC707

I remember my race bike (A PAramount PDG ) had a...

I remember my race bike (A PAramount PDG ) had a 12-24 rear , 105 short cage derailleuer , and indexed fine with Gripshift. None of the climbs were big enough to justify a bigger cassette in my area...
01-14-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By CharlesDennison

Looking for ideas on repurposing weight bench into Bike repair stand and/or trainer

As the title says, I'm looking for ideas on how to repurposing/upcycle an old bench press stand into a bike repair stand and/or trainer. I have multiple weight benches but I refuse to throw anything...
01-13-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,253
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Correct. I had the XT setup, and the box it came...

Correct. I had the XT setup, and the box it came in specified "Medium". You had a very narrow window to get the wrap/capacity right, and I recall seeing what happened with too much/little chain for...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-13-22, 12:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,720
Posted By geckocycles

Just use a 13/32" bit and be careful not to...

Just use a 13/32" bit and be careful not to counteresink it too much. Best to set a stop on your press. THe slight taper on the bottom of the counterbore is no big deal.
01-12-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,253
Posted By Andy_K

Why choose between a short cage and ample chain...

Why choose between a short cage and ample chain wrap?

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49944235491_9d1f661288_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2j6pgbt)
01-12-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,253
Posted By Andy_K

I've put together a couple of bike with...

I've put together a couple of bike with semi-narrow range triples (49-42-32) and Campy NR/SR rear derailleurs (one with each). The chain wrap on a NR rear derailleur being what it is, I had to choose...
01-12-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,253
Posted By squirtdad

FWIW when pushing capacity I have found that...

FWIW when pushing capacity I have found that using small/small chain sizing gives the max possible chain length / flexibility

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuhHn7HaZcQ
01-12-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,253
Posted By qcpmsame

No go here, gives me a notice I am not...

No go here, gives me a notice I am not private(?).

No link in #2 either.

Bill
01-12-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,253
Posted By coolkat

Someone posted a NOS Rocky Mountain Blizzard a...

Someone posted a NOS Rocky Mountain Blizzard a few years ago that had this warning on the short cage XT derailleur. These had a triple up front, of course...
01-12-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,253
Posted By RobertUI

I worked as a mechanic at a Bridgestone dealer in...

I worked as a mechanic at a Bridgestone dealer in 1991 and I seem to recall a LOT of confusion when discussing this with customers. I then recall that many other folks wanted to switch over to the...
01-12-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,253
Posted By AeroGut

In the early days of Bridgestone MTBs, their...

In the early days of Bridgestone MTBs, their higher end models were specced with short or medium cage derailleurs and triple cranks. But it was considered unusual enough that they included this note...
01-12-22, 12:34 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,253
Posted By Darth Lefty

Ross might just be that good

Ross might just be that good
01-11-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,286
Posted By sweeks

Do I *really* have to explain this? ;)

Do I *really* have to explain this? ;)
01-09-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,088
Posted By bulgie

It's worth mentioning the risk though. Sometimes...

It's worth mentioning the risk though. Sometimes the die will make nice-looking threads all the way down, but then when retracting, it rips the threads out by the root.

I have seen this happen...
01-09-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1,515
Views: 563,507
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Univega gran premio

Just finished a rebuild of a bike that sat in an airplane hanger.
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01-09-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,088
Posted By scarlson

I've done it. You don't need the park tool. All...

I've done it. You don't need the park tool. All you need is a cheap 1" x 24tpi die. I got mine on evilbay, I think it was $13 for the die and another $15 for a die stock (die handle). There was no...
01-08-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By Iride01

Shift it to the smallest cog whether this is the...

Shift it to the smallest cog whether this is the front or back shifter. Small being physical size, not small ratio. Then disconnect the cable from the DR pinch bolt and push on the cable. Preferably...
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