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07-13-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By madpogue

Don't put another coat of paint on that fork......

Don't put another coat of paint on that fork......
07-13-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By Hobbiano

That's kind of close.

That's kind of close.
07-13-22, 06:07 AM
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Views: 602
Posted By thumpism

I could not figure out what the hell you meant by...

I could not figure out what the hell you meant by that until I found the thread elsewhere. You shoulda linked...
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1255017-n-old-bd.html
07-13-22, 02:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By verktyg

Down Tube Aero Clamp

I have a couple of them. Let me go through my stash.
...
07-12-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By 52telecaster

Lovely!

Lovely!
07-11-22, 08:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By Roger M

Nice find. As far as tire size goes, I was able...

Nice find. As far as tire size goes, I was able to fit 38mm Gravelkings on mine with fenders. Tight fit, but no problems.
...
07-11-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By clubman

Too good to pass up in that condition.

Too good to pass up in that condition.
07-11-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By 52telecaster

Good price for a very solid touring bike.

Good price for a very solid touring bike.
07-11-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By thumpism

No photos?!?!?

No photos?!?!?
07-11-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By Piff

First link I found when I googled "Specialized...

First link I found when I googled "Specialized Expedition 1983": 1983 Specialized Expedition: Review – My Favorite Bike Parts (wordpress.com)...
06-22-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,604
Posted By Kapusta

Because then the bike would be too big for him.

Because then the bike would be too big for him.
06-21-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,508
Posted By smd4

You should know by feel from the ďgear youíre in...

You should know by feel from the ďgear youíre in right nowĒ which gear you will need to be in to start from a stop, and shift accordingly.
06-21-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,508
Posted By HTupolev

If there's some particular gear you want...

If there's some particular gear you want indicated for some purpose, you could certainly mark an alignment line to serve this purpose. Just draw the line between the shifter body and the shifter grip...
06-21-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,508
Posted By cxwrench

I'll never understand why people need numbers or...

I'll never understand why people need numbers or some other indication to tell them what gear they're in. Road shifters don't have this. Mountain shifters don't have them. If you need to shift,...
06-09-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,343
Posted By vespasianus

Yeah, continental seems to have a really fast...

Yeah, continental seems to have a really fast rubber.
06-05-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I run them with nose tilted up more than...

.
...I run them with nose tilted up more than other saddles, with a formed plastic core.
What anyone is comfortable with is pretty idiosyncratic, and subject to experiment.
06-05-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By MarcusT

My Brooks has a more upward tilt than other...

My Brooks has a more upward tilt than other saddles. I tried moving the saddle forward and it did not help
06-05-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By Rolla

I usually have five to eight degrees of upward...

I usually have five to eight degrees of upward tilt on my B17s. Less on my Cambiums.
06-04-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,829
Posted By freeranger

Agree that a well engineered steel bike is...

Agree that a well engineered steel bike is smoother, the steel itself makes a difference also. Butting, grade of steel, design, all makes a difference. That being said, a neighbor is selling his 2002...
05-30-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 533
Posted By Juan Foote

There is a product called "Bombz Away" that is a...

There is a product called "Bombz Away" that is a polish specifically for aluminum. Generally used and found within motorcycle circles. It says it doesn't work for chrome, but in my own experience it...
05-30-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 533
Posted By xiaoman1

The best ways to go when cleaning...

The best ways to go when cleaning chrome.....especially when the finish lightly rusted like the OP's.
I think that you will be amazed at the results that you will achieve using the above methods....
05-30-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 533
Posted By teisco

This was rusty, crusty but I always use 0000...

This was rusty, crusty but I always use 0000 steel wool and WD-40 on all my restorations. Good chrome is very hard and can take a bit of abrasive.
...
05-29-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 533
Posted By jdawginsc

Are you including the tooth to dentist method...?...

Are you including the tooth to dentist method...?

Barkeeps Friend, plus tinfoil. If it doesnít clean up, call it Patina...
05-29-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 533
Posted By RustyJames

Iím late to the aluminum foil fan club but I have...

Iím late to the aluminum foil fan club but I have become a lifetime member.

Generally, chrome is VERY hard so any metal/abrasive softer than the chrome will work. Evaporust has also worked well...
05-29-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 533
Posted By gugie

There are as many ways to remove rust spots as...

There are as many ways to remove rust spots as there are to open a bottle of beer.
05-29-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 533
Posted By Mr. 66

That's not bad, most of that can be wiped away...

That's not bad, most of that can be wiped away with oil. Car wax would also do very well too, don't be afraid to use your fingernails. I would use the least amount of abrasive.

Here is the Mondia,...
05-29-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 533
Posted By Fat Tire Trader

Apply Metal Rescue or Evaporust with a soft tooth...

Apply Metal Rescue or Evaporust with a soft tooth brush and keep brushing and applying. Then use wax to seal it.
05-29-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 533
Posted By amillhench

Iíll add another option to the foil: coke....

Iíll add another option to the foil:

coke. The beverage!

Iíd definitely clean that up and ride it.

Hit it up with whatever car wax you have post polishing to keep it nice.
05-29-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 533
Posted By sloar

0000 steel wool with chrome polish, I’ve had...

0000 steel wool with chrome polish, I’ve had great results without damaging the chrome.
05-29-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 533
Posted By big chainring

Best to use bronze wool or brass wool. Doesnt...

Best to use bronze wool or brass wool. Doesnt scratch the chrone like steel wool.

Aluminum foil works, is simple and I have it on hand.

Good old Turtle Wax chrome polish works well too.
...
05-29-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 533
Posted By ehcoplex

Similar (or worse....) chrome issues to the OP on...

Similar (or worse....) chrome issues to the OP on a frame I'm working on.
Curious what folks do after removing the rust with one of the above methods to protect the pitted/bare metal parts?...
05-29-22, 05:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 533
Posted By Jeff Neese

Barkeepers Friend works great for removing that...

Barkeepers Friend works great for removing that type of rust. Finish it off with Mother's Mag and Aluminum Polish.
05-29-22, 05:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 533
Posted By Prowler

Same here but with 30wt motor oil. Iíve used PB...

Same here but with 30wt motor oil. Iíve used PB blaster too. Both work well. Some times I use a dull steel scraper on spots where the rust has ďbloomedĒ up through a pin hole and flowed out onto...
05-29-22, 04:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 533
Posted By John Nolan

I've had success with aluminum foil and water.

I've had success with aluminum foil and water.
05-29-22, 04:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 533
Posted By Chuck M

I think hell is only given for suggesting it as...

I think hell is only given for suggesting it as chain lube.

The chain stay doesn't look awful. I'd give the crumpled aluminum foil a go first. I like to go with the least destructive methods...
05-29-22, 04:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 533
Posted By gearbasher

I'm probably gonna catch hell for this, but I've...

I'm probably gonna catch hell for this, but I've used 0000 steel wool soaked in WD-40 with excellent results.
05-03-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,855
Posted By Germany_chris

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/1cd9b4ab_6549_480b_9b3e_c7b7a3cc0c42_610695a026f93e7e38dcc30efd1479a639cb4a36.jpeg
04-26-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 534
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The beauty of quill stem bikes- You can easily...

The beauty of quill stem bikes- You can easily adjust the height of the handlebars. You can start with the bars level with the seat and gradually drop down as the season progresses.
04-25-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 534
Posted By Rdmonster69

I have a stiff neck all 4 seasons.

I have a stiff neck all 4 seasons.
04-25-22, 01:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 534
Posted By LarrySellerz

Got my c5 vertebrae removed and c4-c6 fused with...

Got my c5 vertebrae removed and c4-c6 fused with a titanium plate and bolts last August after I broke my neck so I feel your pain. What has worked for me is trying different bikes/fits until you find...
Forum: Touring
04-12-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,255
Posted By tcs

600km across Korea. About as upright as you can...

600km across Korea. About as upright as you can get. (And single speed!)

https://youtu.be/P5rfWH6AtnI

I've lived a life that's full,
I've traveled each and every highway,
And more, much...
Forum: Touring
04-12-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,255
Posted By Thulsadoom

I have a Trek 520 that I've converted with Wald...

I have a Trek 520 that I've converted with Wald 867
bars, an adjustable stem, and a Bontrager Boulevard saddle. I'm not completely upright but I'm pretty close. I can honestly say that I've never...
Forum: Touring
04-11-22, 10:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,255
Posted By boomhauer

I'm in the minority and desire to sit totally...

I'm in the minority and desire to sit totally upright on tour.
Got a spring Brooks saddle and appropriate handlebars that also allow me to stand and pedal.
But most of the day I like to sit...
Forum: Touring
04-11-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,255
Posted By greatbasin

First of all, the guy in the picture is clearly...

First of all, the guy in the picture is clearly and undeniably "hunched over." He may not be "extremely hunched over for riding a bicycle", but he is nowhere near upright with a vertical back. My...
04-01-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 548
Posted By spelger

Nail polish. Very durable and so many colors.

Nail polish. Very durable and so many colors.
03-18-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,867
Posted By Rdmonster69

I wear earplugs for hours on end when I ride...

I wear earplugs for hours on end when I ride motorcycles. They actually help my hearing. They will not hurt your hearing unless you shove em in so far you hurt something
02-25-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,226
Posted By ofajen

Victor VP-538. (Eighth pedal down on the...

Victor VP-538. (Eighth pedal down on the following page.

https://www.vpcomponents.com/pedals

Also sold at rivbike.com

https://www.rivbike.com/products/vp-538-black-pedal

Iíve done the...
02-14-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 763
Posted By obrentharris

I now try to do about half my rides this way. ...

I now try to do about half my rides this way.

My way of easing into this was to bring along a camera on those rides, helps me slow down and enjoy the scenery.

...
01-30-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,336
Posted By Parkyy16

Tire Recommendations 700x40-42mm

I had a set of Teravail Ramparts(slick) in 700x38mm that had some manufacturing defects. I was able to get a set of Teravail Washburns...
01-20-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,007
Posted By jolly_codger

I hated it when I tried it a few years on my...

I hated it when I tried it a few years on my (then) commuting bike. As you mentioned, shifting was awkward and so was braking because the lever tended to move down when I grabbed it. As with all...
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