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09-22-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Just make sure the hoods are not ragged or torn....

Just make sure the hoods are not ragged or torn. 9 speed Shimano brifter hoods are unobtainium at this point.
Microshifts are good too. I put Microshift R9 short-reach 2x9 brifters on both my kids'...
09-22-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 283
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Never had any issue with any used cranks, aside...

Never had any issue with any used cranks, aside from issues I created for myself :cry:
Any problem with square taper cranks should be obvious just by looking at it. In general I buy used...
09-22-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 513
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I don't know what type of groupset you have in...

I don't know what type of groupset you have in mind, but the Shimano BR1055, for example, came with both the recessed bolt and the nutted options. So you can certainly have matching brakes with...
09-21-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,979
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I wonder which stem the OP ended up choosing? ...

I wonder which stem the OP ended up choosing?
Anyways I just want to chime in and say the Deda Murex stem is no bueno. It rocked and squeeked like crazy when you are climbing. I ended up making a...
09-21-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,697
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Just the ticket if you're looking to install...

Just the ticket if you're looking to install brifters onto your classic bike with 126mm dropout spacing.
09-21-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,697
Posted By icemilkcoffee

If you're comparing between the 105 1056 and 600...

If you're comparing between the 105 1056 and 600 6400, there really wasn't a whole lot of difference, not even in weight. The 600 6400 tri-color groupset, although it looks great and works great, was...
09-21-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 228
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The Bianchi Eros is relatively common and not...

The Bianchi Eros is relatively common and not worth $200. I certainly would not buy one that is pre-dented. Keep looking.
09-20-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 186
Posted By icemilkcoffee

That left side crank arm should be compatible...

That left side crank arm should be compatible with any Shimano Hollowtech II road cranks. So you can run a 105 5600 or 105 5700 crankset. These are 10 speed cranksets and they should work fine with...
09-18-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Amazing wing shaped bike! Has anyone ridden one...

Amazing wing shaped bike! Has anyone ridden one of these? Is it a problem in cross wind?
Although if you can lean into the wind while counter-steering and you can catch the wind in a beam reach I...
09-17-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 480
Posted By icemilkcoffee

- tire changing; tube patching - headsets and...

- tire changing; tube patching
- headsets and handlebars swapping
- chain removal & insltallation
- crank removal - swapping chain rings
- brakes

You have to remember that a lot of kids today...
09-17-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 587
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Your Schwinn takes a schwimm My Torpado made...

Your Schwinn takes a schwimm
My Torpado made like torpedo
Cannondales cannonball
Miyata goes splish splash
Mi Tatas goes splat
09-16-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,265
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I tend to gravitate towards the oddballs. My...

I tend to gravitate towards the oddballs. My current wish list is:
1. Nishiki NFS Altron , or NFS Alpha or NFS Beta
2. Hamilton Sattui
3. Trek Y-Foil
4. KHS Aero Comp, with the curved seat tube...
09-15-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 675
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The Sora group itself does not come with disc...

The Sora group itself does not come with disc brakes. However, the levers are compatible with mechanical disc brakes. You just have to buy the brakes separately.

It's easy to tell which is a...
09-15-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Recumbent bikes are very tricky to balance. I...

Recumbent bikes are very tricky to balance. I had an OSS SWB recumbent at one point, and the low speed balancing took a lot of effort to learn. For some reasons counter-steering either doesn't work,...
09-15-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 390
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The good news is that that 26" tubular tire is...

The good news is that that 26" tubular tire is actually slightly bigger in diameter than the corresponding 650c clincher tire. So you can likely fit a 650x28c clincher tire into that same frame...
09-14-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,902
Posted By icemilkcoffee

My collection of rare-ish 26.0mm carbon drop...

My collection of rare-ish 26.0mm carbon drop bars:

Easton EC90 drop bar, 179g. Now on my Centurion Ironman...
09-14-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Great article. Seems like the fillet brazed and...

Great article. Seems like the fillet brazed and TIG frames were made unnecessarily heavy because they put a big seat clamp lug on there at the top of the seat tube.
09-14-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,014
Posted By icemilkcoffee

If you are lucky enough to have two 'near NOS...

If you are lucky enough to have two 'near NOS frames, I would absolutely not try to spread it open. Especially if you are staying with the older downtube shifting groupsets. Even if you're going with...
09-14-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 538
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I would just re-use the existing hub and have the...

I would just re-use the existing hub and have the rim replaced.

Of course, I am on record opposing spreading frame dropouts.
09-14-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 441
Posted By icemilkcoffee

You should add the tubing info too if known.

You should add the tubing info too if known.
09-14-21, 12:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 538
Posted By icemilkcoffee

How is the rim borked? Wobbles and hops can...

How is the rim borked? Wobbles and hops can usually be fixed by truing.
09-13-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,696
Posted By icemilkcoffee

It's not about whether the bike is cheap or...

It's not about whether the bike is cheap or expensive. It's a matter of whether you like this bike or not. If you hate your current bike- you are not going to be riding it much. If you like the...
09-13-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 388
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The Claris and Sora groupsets are indeed 8 and 9...

The Claris and Sora groupsets are indeed 8 and 9 speeds. But most recently manufactured wheels are 8-11 speed compatible, even on the cheaper bikes. When you run 8-10 speed cassettes, you add a...
09-12-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I strongly recommend following this above guide...

I strongly recommend following this above guide to disassemble and clean your brifters. You can try to flush it without taking it apart but it doesnít work nearly as well.
09-12-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 388
Posted By icemilkcoffee

What exactly are you hoping to gain by updating...

What exactly are you hoping to gain by updating to 105?
Anyways to answer your question- your wheel may already have the 11 speed compatible freehub on there if the bike is a 2018 model. Take the...
09-11-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 709
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Any color other than black. And especially not...

Any color other than black. And especially not flat black.
09-10-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 432
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Any time you drill holes into a round tube you...

Any time you drill holes into a round tube you will weaken it. Why would you do that when you can so easily buy a strap-on cage mount:
...
09-09-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 693
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Good tools make fixing bikes way more enjoyable....

Good tools make fixing bikes way more enjoyable. But the first thing I would recommend, is a good sturdy bike stand!
09-09-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Very nice. Now there is an aero cable choice for...

Very nice. Now there is an aero cable choice for the older bikes!
BTW this is how I understand double tap shifting:
1. small push to go from big gear to small gear
2. big push to go from small...
09-08-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Handsome bike, but 27.2lb!?

Handsome bike, but 27.2lb!?
09-08-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,403
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Just going by memory here, but: Dura Ace and...

Just going by memory here, but:
Dura Ace and Ultegra have electronic shifting, power meter and hydro disc brakes.
Tiagra and 105 have hydro disc brakes but no power meter or elec shifting
Sora and...
09-08-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,187
Posted By icemilkcoffee

First things first: Why doesnít it close?...

First things first:

Why doesnít it close? Can you open and close it by hand?

Also if you wonít have a job in 3 weeks then now is the wrong time to be shopping for a bike. Now is the right time...
09-07-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 607
Posted By icemilkcoffee

If you arenít using an 11speed cassette, I would...

If you arenít using an 11speed cassette, I would stay away from an 11speed compatible hub. Because the dishing is more extreme on that 11 sp hub than on an 8-10 sp hub.
...
09-07-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 752
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Unfortunately that is not true, it does lead to...

Unfortunately that is not true, it does lead to bone loss. From the road.cc article:

I know this is not a fun subject to broach, but I think it's pretty important that we get up off the saddle and...
09-07-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 482
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I think everyone commenting on this thread needs...

I think everyone commenting on this thread needs to say how much they weigh. At around 175lb, I am fine commuting on 25mm. 28mm is very comfortable for me. I don't really feel like I need to go...
09-07-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 752
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Not just a good idea. It should be mandatory: ...

Not just a good idea. It should be mandatory:
https://road.cc/content/feature/how-stop-cycling-making-your-bones-brittle-261478
Cycling is unfortunately a non weight-bearing exercise, and as such...
09-07-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,821
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I got your twin: ...

I got your twin:
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/fed3a7ea_b27c_4ec8_aa77_268fef5ab366_99c74c858b1c4fb760eeaa66aff1cf0e4906b8c0.jpeg
It still has its original wheels...
09-07-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 487
Posted By icemilkcoffee

You shouldn't have to stop yourself when the deal...

You shouldn't have to stop yourself when the deal is this good!
09-06-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,263
Posted By icemilkcoffee

You can find 7 speed 11-28 cassettes on Ebay all...

You can find 7 speed 11-28 cassettes on Ebay all day long.
09-03-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 675
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The correct word is visa. ie. , preapproval to...

The correct word is visa. ie. , preapproval to travel to a foreign country. Each country's embassy will tell you what their visa requirements are.
09-03-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 667
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Can anyone explain why this would be the case? I...

Can anyone explain why this would be the case? I mean, radio signal travels at the speed of light. I don't think you can get much faster than that.
09-02-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 612
Posted By icemilkcoffee

If I mount it in front of the bar, then the third...

If I mount it in front of the bar, then the third mounting strap definitely will not reach the head tube. The third velcro strap is not any longer than the two velcro straps for the handlebars. I am...
09-02-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 612
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The link goes back to this thread. But this is...

The link goes back to this thread.
But this is what I'm looking for a bag that is slim enough to fit behind the shift cables.
09-02-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 643
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Well OK then. Let's keep that quiet lest they cut...

Well OK then. Let's keep that quiet lest they cut this remaining channel off.
09-02-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 612
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Which bag is on this bike? Looks like it's slim...

Which bag is on this bike? Looks like it's slim enough that it fits behind the shift cables.
09-02-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 612
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I can't mount it under the bar because the front...

I can't mount it under the bar because the front caliper brake cable is in the way. And in any event the bag mounts to the bar and stem with 3 straps, like a triangle. If I flip it upside down it...
09-01-21, 10:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 612
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Handlebar bag that works with exposed brifters cables

For people using older Shimano brifters with exposed shift cables: have you found a handlebar bag that works for you?
On my bike I have this burrito looking bag with 3 point mounting:
...
09-01-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 464
Posted By icemilkcoffee

A lot of people responded to this post thinking...

A lot of people responded to this post thinking that the Trek 820 was a drop bar bike. The Trek 820 looks like this:...
09-01-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By icemilkcoffee

American brands like Specialized, Trek and...

American brands like Specialized, Trek and Cannondale all managed to survive (and thrive) by outsourcing to Taiwan. I wonder why the Japanese full-line bike manufacturers like Bridgestone, Panasonic,...
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