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02-25-24, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 63
Posted By FBinNY

The taper is virtually certain to be right....

The taper is virtually certain to be right. Length, or width at the tip, is more problematic. Often, the only way to be sure is to try it.

The spindle must extend to 2mm or so below the end when...
02-25-24, 01:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 564
Posted By hazetguy

https://www.ebay.com/itm/363343193532 ...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/363343193532
https://www.ebay.com/itm/334608466834

boutique company selling a boutique item.
stop your whining, nobody forced you to buy it.
02-25-24, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 251
Posted By 79pmooney

A little off topic here since the topic is what...

A little off topic here since the topic is what happened, not how to reduce damage in the future - it is my solid believe that I heard from good wheel builders years ago and have observed since (and...
02-25-24, 11:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 564
Posted By Polaris OBark

Almost every consumer transaction these days is a...

Almost every consumer transaction these days is a variant of the above.

This is why I have decided to forgo worldly possessions and become a Zen-master.

I'm down to 13 bikes in the garage, now.
02-25-24, 11:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 564
Posted By Koyote

Just my $.02: The cup is what it is; if you...

Just my $.02: The cup is what it is; if you didn't realize that when purchasing, that's on you. And you've already used it.

The pedal broke. Return them.
02-25-24, 07:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 517
Posted By Steel Charlie

Absolutely ! ! For decades Bicycling! has been...

Absolutely ! ! For decades Bicycling! has been the fount of truth, justice, and the American Way ! ! !
02-24-24, 02:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 889
Posted By repechage

Ok, very nice. now, what to do with or about...

Ok, very nice.

now, what to do with or about those finned and bonded Mathauser brake pads?
If display only, probably leave them, for use?
I bought a bike with them and set them aside, just...
02-24-24, 11:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 517
Posted By Rick_D

Heh. "I asked around the office" is kind of a...

Heh. "I asked around the office" is kind of a tell.

The judges would also accept "My colleagues, in a rare consensus, assert the Garmin Forerunner keeps more accurate time than a Patek Philippe."
02-23-24, 03:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 517
Posted By icemilkcoffee

For road bikes there are 4 key technologies that...

For road bikes there are 4 key technologies that came along in the last dozen years: Tubeless tires, hydraulic disc brakes, power meters and electronic shifting. If your new bike has all of these 4...
02-23-24, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 251
Posted By FBinNY

First of all, depending on the definition of long...

First of all, depending on the definition of long term, and the nature and extent of the damage, you might not need to do anything.

As for possible consequences of replacing the spokes, it might...
02-22-24, 07:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 297
Posted By Crankycrank

Forum member here Bike Gremlin, has an article on...

Forum member here Bike Gremlin, has an article on S & C cassette spacing which shows that the 10sp Campy shifters have variable spacing through the range of cogs while Shimano are even spacing....
02-22-24, 05:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,016
Posted By SurferRosa

I usually treat the bb fixed cup like the two...

I usually treat the bb fixed cup like the two head tube press fit parts: make sure it's in there snug and leave it alone.

I usually only remove it if it needs removing. The homemade Sheldon tool...
02-22-24, 04:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,116
Posted By Kimmo

Folks assume you need a lot of skill to work on...

Folks assume you need a lot of skill to work on fancy gear, but actually you don't need so much; just a basic level of competence, and the ability to look up and understand workshop manuals.
...
02-20-24, 09:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 822
Posted By Polaris OBark

Here is where I would start: ...

Here is where I would start: https://www.renehersecycles.com/wide_tire/

Get the widest you can fit.
02-20-24, 12:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,116
Posted By Crankycrank

IME deciphering what a customer/friend/relative,...

IME deciphering what a customer/friend/relative, without any knowledge of bikes, is trying to describe when they have an issue is one of the most difficult things to do.
02-19-24, 10:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 543
Posted By FBinNY

2 points. 1- wheel building is far more...

2 points.

1- wheel building is far more about skill rather than tools. So don't go nuts on truing stands and other stuff until you know you'll be building wheels long enough to justify it. Odds...
02-19-24, 09:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,075
Posted By Steel Charlie

Greg LeMond Rules ! ! He doesn't have to kiss and...

Greg LeMond Rules ! ! He doesn't have to kiss and make up with anybody !

On the topic I can't believe the absurd lengths people go to in order to preserve ugly. We're not talking museum pieces...
02-18-24, 04:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 899
Posted By oldbobcat

Never ever cut a new cable before you're finished...

Never ever cut a new cable before you're finished threading it through everything it needs to be threaded through, and attached it with a pinch bolt. And always cap it when you're done.
02-18-24, 04:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,281
Posted By HelpSingularity

Dear OP You are not having "bad luck" with...

Dear OP
You are not having "bad luck" with bicycle tires and tubes. You are purchasing the absolute cheapest products possible. And then you are wondering why they don't last, luck has absolutely...
02-18-24, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Yeah I’m pretty sure. If I was taking a multiple...

Yeah I’m pretty sure. If I was taking a multiple choice test, 119 would be the first answer I crossed out. I’ve owned several bikes with SR double cranks but I always used same era Campy BB. You can...
02-18-24, 11:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 899
Posted By _ForceD_

I use my Park cable cutter to cut the housing...

I use my Park cable cutter to cut the housing also (without the cable in it). Then I file the cut to remove and burrs or barbs. Sometimes I use a handheld file. Sometimes I use the grinding wheel.
...
02-18-24, 11:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 899
Posted By oldbobcat

Just open up the ends using a pick or awl, and...

Just open up the ends using a pick or awl, and clean up the jaggies with a file, sandpaper, or bench grinder.
02-17-24, 03:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 479
Posted By Biker Pete

Well, the sonicator cleaning process has begun….....

Well, the sonicator cleaning process has begun…..

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02-17-24, 10:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 355
Posted By Jacob_R_59

Thanks for the kind thoughts!

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Here’s that backwards Campagnolo BB cable guide…🤷🏿‍♂️

In the flesh the bike...
02-16-24, 12:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,481
Posted By zandoval

I think is has to do with "toluene". The newer...

I think is has to do with "toluene". The newer vulcanizing cement often does not even smell the same as it used to. Ha... Ask any Huffer. Other solvents and adhesives that use aromatic solvents for...
02-14-24, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By SurferRosa

I've never heard of any significant difference...

I've never heard of any significant difference between English and ISO threading for vintage bicycles. :foo:
02-12-24, 06:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 893
Posted By Portlandjim

Stainless steel and self winding, but still a...

Stainless steel and self winding, but still a great bicycle riding watch! Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5165A
...
02-12-24, 01:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,283
Posted By Robvolz

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That red clay will get’cha...
02-12-24, 11:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,676
Posted By SwimmerMike

Let me expand a bit on the last era of Cupertino....

Let me expand a bit on the last era of Cupertino. I was a frequent customer during their last decade.

During the era of Vance's ownership the shop moved twice. It started in a strip mall at De...
02-12-24, 10:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 449
Posted By Kabuki12

I am 69 and ride the rotation of my bikes ....

I am 69 and ride the rotation of my bikes . Yesterday I actually did a coin toss to choose the bike! I have most of my bikes (about a dozen) at my tool grinding shop in Ventura and some of my...
02-11-24, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By dddd

Perhaps my favorite freewheel ever, identically...

Perhaps my favorite freewheel ever, identically dimensioned to the rarer Sante MF-5000 freewheel.

One particular "gray" spacer pictured above has a stepped/tapered OD, so it extends past the OD of...
02-11-24, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 316
Posted By Kontact

This type of hanger usually is epoxied AND...

This type of hanger usually is epoxied AND riveted, so you risk damaging the top layer of carbon trying to get it off.

Overall, a bad idea. A used braze on front derailleur is $10.
02-11-24, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By KCT1986

The spacers for 7s are 3.1mm thick. Comes in 3...

The spacers for 7s are 3.1mm thick. Comes in 3 different configurations.
Spacer for large splined part of freewheel body.
Spacer for smaller splined part of freewheel body. Available in larger OD...
02-11-24, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 316
Posted By Crankycrank

From my POV, you're devaluing your bike if you...

From my POV, you're devaluing your bike if you plan to sell it sometime by removing the braze-on mount. You could, of course, re-rivet the braze-on mount sometime if you wanted to but you will have...
02-11-24, 08:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,021
Posted By Kabuki12

Yea , I drove my 1957 356A T-1 beehive coupe for...

Yea , I drove my 1957 356A T-1 beehive coupe for 26 years, and sold it for way more than ten times what I paid . Did I make money? Who knows after all the time and money I put in that little car! It...
02-10-24, 08:53 AM
Replies: 589
Views: 72,647
Posted By Andy Antipas

1977 Raleigh Team Pro

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02-10-24, 08:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,021
Posted By JohnDThompson

Yes, precessional loosening is an issue with...

Yes, precessional loosening is an issue with French and Italian thread bottom brackets. That's why English and Swiss thread bottom brackets use a left-hand thread (counter-clockwise to tighten) on...
02-09-24, 09:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,021
Posted By albrt

I mostly agree with what others have said so far....

I mostly agree with what others have said so far. If you're trying to make a bike rideable rather than collectable, then use what works and is available cheap. Co-ops are great for this if you can...
02-08-24, 07:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 784
Posted By e-RICHIE

Buy what you want or need. But remember - just...

Buy what you want or need. But remember - just like a head tube (for headsets) and bb shells (for axle assemblies) the seat lug AND the seat tube should be prepped for accepting a seatpost. These are...
02-08-24, 07:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,410
Posted By 70sSanO

In 1984, your bike probably had 126mm dropouts....

In 1984, your bike probably had 126mm dropouts. You did not state if the OLD of the new 650b wheels is 130mm. If this is the case then you either cold set the dropouts to 130mm or are just forcing...
02-07-24, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 495
Posted By FBinNY

Do you need the nut specifically, or a filler for...

Do you need the nut specifically, or a filler for the fork.

If it's a fork filler, know that the thread is wrong.

Again, if for a fork, the easiest solution is to drill out a recess nut to...
02-07-24, 07:14 AM
Replies: 589
Views: 72,647
Posted By styggno1

Mostly the same as last year but I have a couple...

Mostly the same as last year but I have a couple of additions I believe:

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...
02-06-24, 09:52 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,616
Posted By cyccommute

Phosphoric acid is a surface rust remover and...

Phosphoric acid is a surface rust remover and should not be used in any kind of bath. The iron in the chain will react with the phosphate which is what lead to your cracking. I suspect that the...
02-04-24, 09:42 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 72,647
Posted By ascherer

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I post this bike every year. This is the newest photo of it, taken...
02-04-24, 04:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,099
Posted By PeteHski

Racing pressures of 100 psi? This is 2024 where...

Racing pressures of 100 psi? This is 2024 where the pros are typically running 60-70 psi tubeless. Even less on the cobbled classics.
02-03-24, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 391
Posted By FBinNY

Is it possible the pads are worn beyond where...

Is it possible the pads are worn beyond where they can't be compensated?
02-02-24, 08:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 928
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

And a Ching back to you too. Interesting timing,...

And a Ching back to you too. Interesting timing, this topic, what with the recent news articles about E cars wearing out their tires at an alarming rate that few anticipated. Something about more...
02-01-24, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By grumpus

I don't think it would stay tight for long, I'd...

I don't think it would stay tight for long, I'd also worry that it would distort the steerer. I'd rather use a steel shim if I could find the right thickness to do it with a single layer.
02-01-24, 03:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 863
Posted By icemilkcoffee

SR did that too, on the Royal Extra Super Light...

SR did that too, on the Royal Extra Super Light stem:
https://velobase.com/CompImages/Stems/06238BCB-683F-4F3A-9B54-74AFEBA3D500.jpeg
02-01-24, 10:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,235
Posted By obrentharris

No wonder the industry went to through axles. ...

No wonder the industry went to through axles. You can't put those on the wrong side!
Brent
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