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09-23-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 178
Posted By icemilkcoffee

So it's the 11-34t freewheel then. I suggest you...

So it's the 11-34t freewheel then. I suggest you use the 11-34t freewheel a bunch more. Sometimes it just takes some breaking in to smooth the rough edges. Unfortunately the quality for these 7s...
09-23-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 374
Posted By icemilkcoffee

on a tubular rim maybe. On a clincher rim it will...

on a tubular rim maybe. On a clincher rim it will be uneven because the rim bulges out slightly where the spoke is pulling on it. Like this:
...
09-22-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 71,487
Views: 11,648,460
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Now this: ...

Now this:
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09-22-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 71,487
Views: 11,648,460
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Pinarello Montello $700 ...

Pinarello Montello $700

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09-22-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,812
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I completely agree about Sheldon Brown's website....

I completely agree about Sheldon Brown's website. When I got into bicycling and C&V bikes in 2020 during the Covid shutdown, I stumbled onto the Sheldon Brown website and pored through the entire...
09-22-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 330
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Or if you don't want to dork up your bike, put...

Or if you don't want to dork up your bike, put reflective tape on the back of your shoes and wear pink or yellow socks.
09-21-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 340
Posted By icemilkcoffee

They are definitely out there: ...

They are definitely out there:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/185585771168
https://www.ebay.com/itm/255485519015
https://www.ebay.com/itm/304304325670
https://www.ebay.com/itm/165260518210...
09-21-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 340
Posted By icemilkcoffee

You can run 7 speed HG cassettes on a 126mm hub. ...

You can run 7 speed HG cassettes on a 126mm hub. Or alternatively run a 7 speed freewheel with HG style ramps and cutouts, on a 126mm freewheel hub.
If you insist on 130mm, you are ruling out a...
09-21-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 487
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I am surprised that in the era of 'there's an app...

I am surprised that in the era of 'there's an app for that', there is no app that will help you eyeball a bike's size from a picture. It can key off of the wheel size, which is typically fixed at...
09-20-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,812
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Ha! No way you can keep it at 2 or 3 bikes....

Ha! No way you can keep it at 2 or 3 bikes. Everyone who goes down this road will end up with as many bikes and frames as there is garage space to keep them :lol:
09-20-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 339
Posted By icemilkcoffee

So the Mektronic only works on the rear...

So the Mektronic only works on the rear derailleur? That seems to be missing the point of electronic shifting- eliminating FD trimming.
09-19-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 746
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Can you take some pictures of where it's rubbing?...

Can you take some pictures of where it's rubbing? How much wider is the 9 speed cassette than the 8 speed cassette?
09-19-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 94
Posted By icemilkcoffee

It's probably closer to the 9 speed 6500. But...

It's probably closer to the 9 speed 6500. But guess what, 6500 hoods also vanished from the face of the earth :lol:
Forum: Commuting
09-19-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By icemilkcoffee

School backpack on a rack?

My son rides about 6 mile each way to school. Right now he wears a heavy backpack with his laptop, books, binders, swim clothes and whatnot. I want a way for him to be able to put his backpack on a...
09-19-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 746
Posted By icemilkcoffee

So the 8 speed cassette didn't rub, the 10 speed...

So the 8 speed cassette didn't rub, the 10 speed cassette didn't rub, but the 9 speed does? I mean that does make sense because the 9 speed cassette is ~1mm wider than than the 8 speed, and the 10...
09-19-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I've never messed with that generation of...

I've never messed with that generation of brifters, but Shimano brifters in general tend to get gunked up with age, and you would have to strip it down and clean out all the old grease with WD40 and...
09-19-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,812
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Aside from the MTB's and BMX'es mentioned before,...

Aside from the MTB's and BMX'es mentioned before, I notice that touring bikes also have a strong following. Anything with cantilever brakes which will accommodate 35mm+ tires. For example, a Miyata...
09-18-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,628
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Paddle shifters- the spiritual heir to stem...

Paddle shifters- the spiritual heir to stem shifters
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09-18-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,628
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Now the Shimano Positron console shifter: ...

Now the Shimano Positron console shifter:
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This...
09-18-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By icemilkcoffee

A tubeless tire will work fine with an inner tube...

A tubeless tire will work fine with an inner tube if that's what you are asking.
09-18-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,812
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Just like classic cars, interest in the older...

Just like classic cars, interest in the older vehicles will wane and newer cars will fall into 'classic' status. I think in recent years, there is more interest in older MTB's. A lot of collectors...
09-18-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,461
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Looks great. My only nitpick is that the huge...

Looks great. My only nitpick is that the huge stack of stem spacers. Is it better to use an angled stem and a handlebar with some rise?
09-18-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,834
Posted By icemilkcoffee

On a bright sunny day pretty much no bike light...

On a bright sunny day pretty much no bike light is bright enough. The main problem is the tiny size. The human eye is used to ignoring tiny bright points of light like the sun glinting off of a...
09-18-22, 03:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 230
Posted By icemilkcoffee

For retrofitting an older bike, it seems to me...

For retrofitting an older bike, it seems to me the SRAM etap groupsets are far better. There are no external wires, no external batteries, no junction boxes etc with SRAM.
09-16-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,964
Views: 325,126
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I think the home-brew handlebar clamp ruined the...

I think the home-brew handlebar clamp ruined the bike. That's not going to hold up - it needs more triangulation. And the welds look out of place when the rest of the frame is beautifully fillet...
09-15-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 361
Posted By icemilkcoffee

All 753 framed bikes are sought after by...

All 753 framed bikes are sought after by collectors! This is definitely a rare and desireable bike. Buy it before somebody else snaps it up!
09-15-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The proportions don't look too good when you have...

The proportions don't look too good when you have this much stem showing. I think you'd be better served with a stem that angles up:...
09-15-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 520
Posted By icemilkcoffee

32mm tires are fine for the rims. The only...

32mm tires are fine for the rims. The only potential issue with a fat tire on a narrow rim is that it's more of a struggle to get it past the brake pads when you are removing the wheel from the bike.
09-15-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Wheels are fairly universal items and not...

Wheels are fairly universal items and not specific to the Schwinn Prelude. What size tires are you running and what pressure? You should run the largest tire that can fit in there.
09-14-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 968
Posted By icemilkcoffee

As powerful as modern rechargeable lithium...

As powerful as modern rechargeable lithium batteries and LED lights are, I don't see the point of dynamo hubs any more.
09-13-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 947
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Regardless of where the load is applied, the...

Regardless of where the load is applied, the bicycle cable is bent and furthermore it flexes as it bends and unbends in its travel. As it flexes, the strands are rubbing against one another which...
09-13-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 155
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Any pictures of this?

Any pictures of this?
09-13-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 308
Posted By icemilkcoffee

A full suspension bike! They were way ahead of...

A full suspension bike! They were way ahead of their times!
09-12-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 947
Posted By icemilkcoffee

And guess what? Galvanized cables also come in...

And guess what? Galvanized cables also come in that type of 'slick' flattened outer strands configuration:
https://jagwire.com/products/inner-wire/sport-slick-galvanized-road-brake-inner-wire
This...
09-11-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 947
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Physics does not change just because you are on...

Physics does not change just because you are on the ground.
09-10-22, 11:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 947
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Unless you have a specific problem with your...

Unless you have a specific problem with your cables rusting, Stainless cables are NOT better than galvanized. Read explanation from people who know far more about cables than us: Aircraft mechanics:...
09-09-22, 10:43 PM
Replies: 71,487
Views: 11,648,460
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Ross Signature Triad 59cm $450 ...

Ross Signature Triad 59cm $450
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09-09-22, 10:32 PM
Replies: 71,487
Views: 11,648,460
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Pro Miyata $450 ...

Pro Miyata $450
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09-09-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 230
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Ditto what Andrew said. This type of bike almost...

Ditto what Andrew said. This type of bike almost always have one-piece crank and BMX style sprockets (in BMXland chain rings are called sprockets). You can find sprockets at BMX specialists:...
09-08-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 845
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Is it possible that the rear axle has front end...

Is it possible that the rear axle has front end caps on? The axle looks too small for the dropout opening.
09-08-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,680
Posted By icemilkcoffee

My standard answer for all slipping seatpost...

My standard answer for all slipping seatpost threads: rack mount clamp...
09-06-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 580
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The groupset, stem and wheels are worth way more...

The groupset, stem and wheels are worth way more than the $140 you paid for this.
09-06-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 353
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The 7 speed Tourney shifter will work with any...

The 7 speed Tourney shifter will work with any 7-10 speed Shimano road RD's (except the 4700 Tiagra) and 7-9 speed MTB RD's. 8 speed chain is fine.
Oh yeah- is that 6 sp Suntour Perfect freewheel...
09-06-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 569
Posted By icemilkcoffee

If it's a round or rounded tube I would not...

If it's a round or rounded tube I would not advice drilling into it. The rounded part is structural, and if you drill a hole there, the metal could start cracking or tearing. If it's a tube with a...
09-06-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 7,292
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I rode an e-bike once and it was a lot of fun....

I rode an e-bike once and it was a lot of fun. BUT at some point people will learn that there is insufficient bone loading and you'll end up wearing your hips out. This is already an issue with...
09-05-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 308
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I didn't know Kawasaki made bicycles. But that...

I didn't know Kawasaki made bicycles. But that sure is their signature green color!
09-04-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 845
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Agreed. The Scott CR1 is a relatively new carbon...

Agreed. The Scott CR1 is a relatively new carbon frame, and not an old steel frame with adjustable sliding dropouts. The axle should not move at all.
09-03-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 307
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Are you sure the 27.2 seatpost is in fact 27.2mm?...

Are you sure the 27.2 seatpost is in fact 27.2mm? It makes no sense that two frames would fail in exactly the same way
09-03-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I have a Sunrace 7 speed , which in most cases...

I have a Sunrace 7 speed , which in most cases will fit in the space for a 6 speed freewheel. When new one of the cogs didnít shift too well. After some riding it was broken in and shifted just fine.
09-02-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 258
Posted By icemilkcoffee

If the female threads in the stem are stripped...

If the female threads in the stem are stripped out, then a new bolt is not going to do you any good.
Just but a new stem. They are not expensive.
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