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12-04-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 226
Posted By bboy314

I’ve done it, to use a Velo Orange crazy bar. Had...

I’ve done it, to use a Velo Orange crazy bar. Had to hacksaw off a bit and then cleaned it up and covered the opening with electrical tape to protect from the elements. Been riding it that way for...
11-23-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,153
Posted By bboy314

Based on your seatpost and stem height, the frame...

Based on your seatpost and stem height, the frame does seem too small for you. But as long as it’s comfortable and those components aren’t past their minimum insertion point I’d see no reason not to...
11-23-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 546
Posted By bboy314

Also keep in mind that the left pedal is reverse...

Also keep in mind that the left pedal is reverse threaded.
11-21-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 514
Posted By bboy314

Those symptoms after a crash definitely point to...

Those symptoms after a crash definitely point to bent fork.
11-17-22, 06:25 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,455
Posted By bboy314

As other people have pointed out, these are all...

As other people have pointed out, these are all symptoms of the low quality of those particular brakes, not linear pull brakes as a whole.
11-14-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By bboy314

There was also a later version of the Passage,...

There was also a later version of the Passage, which was more of a road than touring bike. Must not have been made for long as I’ve only ever seen one or two.
...
11-10-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 706
Posted By bboy314

We prefer the term “collectors”. Jealous of...

We prefer the term “collectors”.

Jealous of that score!
11-10-22, 05:16 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,056
Posted By bboy314

They’re the first version of Velo Orange crazy...

They’re the first version of Velo Orange crazy bars. Pretty comfy! Not exactly C&V approved…

Figured I might check a few pet peeve bingo boxes with that one.
11-09-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,056
Posted By bboy314

I’ll have a go: ...

I’ll have a go:
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/e53c2b1a_d86c_4efa_8a0d_fa2a5f1b0a25_8700f0af0672164aa7edad3494458ccd96b66dc2.jpeg...
11-09-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By bboy314

Have you checked that the crown race seat on your...

Have you checked that the crown race seat on your fork is the same size as your crown race? Is this a 1” or 1 1/8” (or other) steer tube?
11-07-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,404
Posted By bboy314

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

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/bd92eebf_893a_4936_bed6_e2f0f7f0f47a_cd7ec1fbc1ca2ed998ba1b1c284857b259cb5d8f.jpeg
Not a showpiece, but a lovely rider.
11-06-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,688
Posted By bboy314

The one benefit I’ve found is that you can use...

The one benefit I’ve found is that you can use your choice of shifters and still have hydraulic brakes. Agree that it’s hideous.
10-27-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 245
Posted By bboy314

Pm sent

Pm sent
10-27-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 535
Posted By bboy314

1. No (not reliably at least) 2. Yes

1. No (not reliably at least)
2. Yes
10-27-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By bboy314

The shop may be quoting labor to swap both...

The shop may be quoting labor to swap both wheels, cassette, and adjust brakes and shifting (what I’d quote for someone to swap wheels), in which case it’d be pretty reasonable. Swapping a cassette...
10-27-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By bboy314

Assuming you are able to swap the cassette (or...

Assuming you are able to swap the cassette (or freewheel), make sure to adjust the derailleur, especially limit screws to the new setup.
10-26-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 732
Posted By bboy314

Seems like they are, but just in case, are the...

Seems like they are, but just in case, are the chainrings correctly clocked on the spider?
10-25-22, 05:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By bboy314

Can’t help you with a hydraulic rim brake...

Can’t help you with a hydraulic rim brake suggestion other than Magura, but some good quality linear pull (V-) brakes and levers should give you all the stopping power you need, even for wheelies....
Replies: 15
Views: 493
Posted By bboy314

Unless the frame doesn’t fit you at all, I’d...

Unless the frame doesn’t fit you at all, I’d rebuild it with a new drivetrain and more upright handlebar and stem. It’ll cost money but IMO be better spent than on a cheap new bike.

Might be worth...
10-25-22, 05:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 600
Posted By bboy314

Assuming the right number of bearings, I’d check...

Assuming the right number of bearings, I’d check for a crack in the axle or a cup collapsing or pulling into the hub.
10-24-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,688
Posted By bboy314

Well said and pretty much exactly what I was...

Well said and pretty much exactly what I was trying to figure out how to put into words. From the customer’s POV it’s simple for a shop to buy online, but these are all real concerns that will...
10-24-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By bboy314

Looks like generic deep v style rims that are...

Looks like generic deep v style rims that are stocked on a lot of cheap mail order bikes like Retrospec, Purefix, etc.
10-24-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By bboy314

Check the same things you’d check on a single...

Check the same things you’d check on a single bike with this issue - chain/freewheel wear, shift adjustment, derailleur limit screws. Does it come off while pedaling, while shifting? To the inside or...
10-23-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,182
Posted By bboy314

Amazing color.

Amazing color.
10-22-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,972
Posted By bboy314

Obviously aero bars are the proper solution for...

Obviously aero bars are the proper solution for pizza delivery.
10-22-22, 05:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By bboy314

https://boxcomponents.com/products/box-two-brake-p...

https://boxcomponents.com/products/box-two-brake-post-extenders?variant=36586332356775&currency=USD&utm_medium=product_sync&utm_source=google&utm_content=sag_organic&utm_campaign=sag_organic

I’ve...
10-21-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By bboy314

Should work fine as long as the freewheel is...

Should work fine as long as the freewheel is Shimano index compatible.
10-19-22, 05:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 465
Posted By bboy314

Does this co-op separate frame and fork to sell?...

Does this co-op separate frame and fork to sell? :foo:
10-18-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By bboy314

Nice looking bike. One note - brake/shift levers...

Nice looking bike. One note - brake/shift levers are not original, but newer replacements, and are made for linear pull (V-) brakes.
Replies: 15
Views: 492
Posted By bboy314

Well worth $95. If it’s a large market it’s...

Well worth $95. If it’s a large market it’s probably gone already.

if it’s been ridden the seatpost at that height, I’d check the top of the seat tube for damage.
10-16-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By bboy314

Brake pad extenders may work, something like...

Brake pad extenders may work, something like this:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/273943476374

Or brake calipers with longer reach.

Note: I haven’t used extenders, those I linked seem pretty pricy...
10-13-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 520
Posted By bboy314

https://www.thebikesmiths.com/products/sunrace-839...

https://www.thebikesmiths.com/products/sunrace-839960?currency=USD&variant=31460163190848&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=Google%20Shopping&gclid=CjwKCAjw7p6aBhBiEiwA83fGuuKz2bQXn2k8LR8h...
10-12-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,142
Posted By bboy314

These are great. I worked at a shop that had a...

These are great. I worked at a shop that had a set of 3, including one large enough for a headset locknut.
10-12-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 410
Posted By bboy314

Have you tried a bike shop? Is it important to...

Have you tried a bike shop? Is it important to you that it is a Shimano part? Every shop I’ve worked at has had a bin of generic brake washers that go for a dollar or 2 each.
...
10-11-22, 05:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 520
Posted By bboy314

You will need tandem length cable and possibly...

You will need tandem length cable and possibly extra housing for the rear shifter. Make sure you’re using lined “shift” housing (not spiral-wound brake housing). The cable can be a pain to replace in...
10-11-22, 05:54 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,128
Posted By bboy314

Mine would have to be run-on sentences like when...

Mine would have to be run-on sentences like when someone blathers on and on with no punctuation in one long paragraph how am I supposed to read all of that and offer suggestions when I can’t even...
10-10-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,145
Posted By bboy314

What about shouting “lights” to a driver without...

What about shouting “lights” to a driver without their lights on makes someone an a-hole? I consider this a polite way to let someone know their lights aren’t on.
Replies: 25
Views: 874
Posted By bboy314

Seems like there’s a detail missing in that...

Seems like there’s a detail missing in that Craigslist ad…

While I agree it could be a relatively easy fix (+repaint) for someone who wanted to take it on, I would not ascribe any value to the...
Replies: 14
Views: 367
Posted By bboy314

Well worth $30 for the parts IMO

Well worth $30 for the parts IMO
09-28-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 576
Posted By bboy314

This is normal corrosion, probably from sweat....

This is normal corrosion, probably from sweat. I’ve seen hundreds of levers that look just like it.
Replies: 25
Views: 874
Posted By bboy314

Far too high for a broken frame IMO. I agree with...

Far too high for a broken frame IMO. I agree with others that the value is that of the parts.
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By bboy314

Given that it’s “just about” your size and a long...

Given that it’s “just about” your size and a long trip away, I’d probably pass. If it were close and I was interested I’d look at it in person to assess the damage.
Replies: 22
Views: 605
Posted By bboy314

Strange story - definitely sounds a little...

Strange story - definitely sounds a little “scammy”, though I don’t see how the scam would work if you’ve been dealing in cash. Based on the picture I’d agree that the bike is worth $70-100, tops,...
09-20-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,137
Posted By bboy314

You don’t want to use the barrel adjuster to...

You don’t want to use the barrel adjuster to tighten the caliper because it changes the leverage you get while pulling the lever to brake. You should still set the pads close to the rotor, but using...
09-18-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 333
Posted By bboy314

https://www.sram.com/en/sram/models/fc-s600-a1 ...

https://www.sram.com/en/sram/models/fc-s600-a1

Sram s600. May need the appropriate length bottom bracket too, and probably new chain and cassette as well.
09-08-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 947
Posted By bboy314

Looks like normal axle, worn out dropout....

Looks like normal axle, worn out dropout. Probably gets worse every time the wheel shifts.
09-08-22, 05:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 850
Posted By bboy314

Beautiful bike! Another one for comparison: ...

Beautiful bike! Another one for comparison:
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x2000/d959de6c_2536_4ddf_8146_4d35eece6c0d_3e0c93118504d252565a08634efe741920bd0c31.jpeg...
09-06-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,803
Posted By bboy314

This is nonsense, and I think the fact that they...

This is nonsense, and I think the fact that they knowingly sold a cracked bike without disclosing it says enough about their credibility that I wouldn’t bother asking them any more questions.
09-06-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 656
Posted By bboy314

In addition to a straight fork, you’d need a...

In addition to a straight fork, you’d need a frame designed with geometry to work for barspins. Trying to convert a regular frame (using small wheel or weird fork etc.) will most likely result in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-22, 03:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By bboy314

https://www.ebay.com/itm/202242843820?mkcid=16&mke...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/202242843820?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=8r6DL7rLRq2&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=-R3ge4uFSii&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY

These adjustable stems are 1...
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