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08-06-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By indyfabz

And there was this in 2020. Barely escaped with...

And there was this in 2020. Barely escaped with my life.

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08-05-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 343
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Measuring 9 Speed Movements

This thread is already many years old and others have gone before me here. I have run mixed drivetrains since the mid 1990s and don't want to move on from my many Campy Ergo (second gen pointy hood...
08-04-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 410
Posted By cxwrench

Holy crap. First, get a new cable. Having a full...

Holy crap. First, get a new cable. Having a full length cable makes it easier to pull. If you can't get it to work that way, cheat the low limit screw. Undo the cable, screw the low limit in a full...
08-03-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By Litespud

JB Weld will be a cosmetic repair, but go for it...

JB Weld will be a cosmetic repair, but go for it - I would just ignore the grooves and remember to properly route the chain next time. Not really sure what this tab does anyway, apart from possibly...
08-02-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 507
Posted By 52telecaster

Suntour barcons will work with pretty much...

Suntour barcons will work with pretty much anything up to and including 10 speed stuff. I use them everywhere. Having said that I have never used them with sram.
07-30-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By SpeedofLite

Frames and Framebuilding (1986) TREK Bicycle Corporation

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07-26-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 445
Posted By Average Old Guy

Done!!! Thanks for all the comments. ...

Done!!!

Thanks for all the comments.

Being an adventurous do-it-myselfer, I ordered from Amazon Shimano Rapidfire lever shifters for front (3-speed) and rear (7-speed) derailleurs. Watched a...
07-26-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,188
Posted By Rolla

IMO, there is way too much focus in cycling in...

IMO, there is way too much focus in cycling in on what’s “in” or “out.” Some riders/rides are better suited for 650b, some for 700c, and some even for (gasp!) 26”. Every wheel size works; find what...
07-25-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 533
Posted By T-Mar

FYI, that's the 1990 Ariel. The suspension fork,...

FYI, that's the 1990 Ariel. The suspension fork, threadless headset, threadless stem, handlebar and pedals are all changes by a previous owner.
07-25-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,188
Posted By SkinGriz

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TvXQ43IUL7s

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TvXQ43IUL7s
07-24-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,788
Posted By DQRider

Got `em, thanks guys! I've been in touch. . ....

Got `em, thanks guys! I've been in touch.
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07-22-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,356
Posted By Rolla

I have seven bikes and seven Brooks saddles....

I have seven bikes and seven Brooks saddles. Three are B17s, three are C17 Cambiums, and one is a Professional. I love them all, and I categorically reject the exaggerated complaints about the...
07-20-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 445
Posted By dedhed

Short answer YES Grip shifters are...

Short answer YES

Grip shifters are notoriously hard to operate. Depending on what derailleurs and speeds on the bike "rapid fire" "paddle" shifters are readily available and probably an upgrade....
07-18-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 286
Posted By dedhed

https://www.velomine.com/index.php?main_page=produ...

https://www.velomine.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=122_700_709_710&products_id=4200&zenid=0f894dsjbj5n4gtn1sjk2oplt3
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07-18-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 664
Posted By Ironfish653

Iíd say fix it up. Itís always nice to have a...

Iíd say fix it up. Itís always nice to have a spare bike; and if you do a lot of different kinds of riding, you can fit the bikes out to be better for certain kinds of rides.

Hereís a few of mine;...
07-18-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,603
Posted By tornado60

The best bike to own is one you will want to ride.

The best bike to own is one you will want to ride.
07-17-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 750
Posted By tyrion

Lowest usable pressure depends on total weight of...

Lowest usable pressure depends on total weight of rider and bike.

What is the pressure you run? Give us some details - tire model and size, tire pressure, and total weight on those tires.

For...
07-15-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,421
Posted By 63rickert

Take a look at these gravel bikes....

Take a look at these gravel bikes. https://www.renehersecycles.com/unbound-xl-was-epic/

Competition success so it works. These bikes are basically re-created vintage skinny tube road bikes with...
07-15-22, 04:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 643
Posted By theblackbullet

Thursday evening cruise. ...

Thursday evening cruise.

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07-14-22, 11:03 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,421
Posted By Rolla

^ Totally agree with this. CX bikes feel right at...

^ Totally agree with this. CX bikes feel right at home on the road, and as long as you don't get too deep into the gnar, they're as capable as a gravel bike offroad. Maybe find a used Surly...
07-14-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,421
Posted By Rolla

IMO, there is no performance advantage, and the...

IMO, there is no performance advantage, and the smaller wheel size and rim brakes might be a disadvantage, depending on your riding conditions and terrain.

I've got a buddy in the throes of doing...
07-14-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,421
Posted By alcjphil

Converting an old bike can be interesting and...

Converting an old bike can be interesting and fun. That said, I wanted a gravel bike and bought myself a really nice one. It checks all the boxes, gravel specific drivetrain, big (700 x 45 tires,...
07-14-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By Rolla

I'd be a little wary of anything six or nine...

I'd be a little wary of anything six or nine years old at that price, so I'd probably opt for the Raleigh. Looks like those came with Sora level components and originally retailed for $800+.
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07-14-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,124
Posted By Daniel4

The comparison that cyclists know the risks and...

The comparison that cyclists know the risks and that the driver made a mistake is another example of how bad driving is considered to be an acceptable norm.

If the driver hadn't been intoxicated,...
07-12-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 609
Posted By cyclezen

At times, over the years, I have had spokes...

At times, over the years, I have had spokes 'break' while out riding (even had one break once with bike in the garage). And even on 36x, the wheel can go out of true enough to not work well with the...
07-12-22, 04:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 891
Posted By Chuck M

Under an hour, a half bottle of vodka. Over...

Under an hour, a half bottle of vodka.

Over an hour, a full bottle of vodka.

Edit: If I don't finish the vodka, I toss it in the dumpster for fellow cyclists.
The problem of carrying water...
07-11-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 583
Posted By BCRider

You can check with the local paint stores. The...

You can check with the local paint stores. The ones that sell nothing but paint typically have empty cans. A quart size will do ya as long as you go easy with the shaking to avoid denting it badly...
07-11-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 583
Posted By Crankycrank

I use old plastic peanut butter jars. Nice wide...

I use old plastic peanut butter jars. Nice wide top, various sizes and OMS won't kill them either. Ask your peanut butter loving friends to save them.
07-03-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

There's a range of real leverages (cable pull...

There's a range of real leverages (cable pull ratios) with single pivot calipers and cantis but they are generally lumped together and considered a single family of cable/pad movement ratio. And with...
07-02-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By v8powerage

Salvaging 1055 freehub

My freehub started to skip, I took it apart and I've noticed that one pawl does most of the work and that this thin spring that holds pawls seems to be weak. Soaking in degreaser helped a little but...
07-02-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 740
Posted By due ruote

Thanks for posting that. fyi the promo code...

Thanks for posting that.
fyi the promo code box auto-capitalizes, but you need to enter all lower case for the code to work.
06-28-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By Rolla

PG 850 is lighter, but any of the Srams will be...

PG 850 is lighter, but any of the Srams will be compatible. According to Sheldon Brown (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/cribsheet-spacing.html), a Shimano 8-speed cassette's spacing is the same as...
06-26-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 771
Posted By LBCwanabe

Panasonic Mountain Cat 3500

Japanese made. Large size. Original components. Tires & tubes not included . Relubed throughout. $199 plus shipping....
06-25-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By spelger

resurrecting my dead thread...about 3 weeks ago i...

resurrecting my dead thread...about 3 weeks ago i ended up removing the cable and found nothing wrong with it. shifted with no load and still had issues. looking inside for anything obvious i found...
06-23-22, 09:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 406
Posted By balindamood

The Unjustly Maligned Shimano M-700SP RD

I have read several accounts here and elsewhere equating the Shimano Deore 'Deerhead" Super Plate (M-700SP) derailleurs to Suntour Mountech of the same vintage; and in doing so, implying they should...
06-23-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,065
Posted By HillRider

Park Tools sells thin "cone wrenches" that should...

Park Tools sells thin "cone wrenches" that should be what you want. The sizes available range from 13 to 28mm and 17mm is a common one. Most on-line and local bike shops and Amazon sell them.
06-23-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1986) SCHWINN Sierra (mtb)

From Bicycle Guide, May 1986.

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06-22-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 993
Posted By albrt

Almost July. Let's See Your C&V RAGBRAI Bike.

Here is my 1982 Claud Butler, which after months of tweaking is finally ready to go.

...
06-22-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 798
Posted By ChrisWagner

These brushes are invaluable. Some vendors...

These brushes are invaluable. Some vendors identify them as acid brushes. A mod I do to minimize cleanup is cutting the bristles diagonally to present a tight bristle on one side ranging up to loose...
06-22-22, 04:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By verktyg

Shimano Shift Lever Bosses

Shimano used 2 different styles of braze-on shift lever mounts - Type A which was propitiatory and... by the mid 80's they came to their senses and switched to the de facto industry standard...
06-22-22, 12:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 798
Posted By Camilo

I use these, called solder or flux brushes, the...

I use these, called solder or flux brushes, the bristles are about 1/4" and the length about 5". Generally sold in packs of half dozen or more for around a quarter USD each. I have a tub of marine...
06-21-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 332
Posted By RobertUI

This is amazing! Serious karma points for you,...

This is amazing! Serious karma points for you, that looks like an incredible upgrade for him!!
06-21-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 493
Posted By 70sSanO

I'm not a fan of suspension on bikes that are not...

I'm not a fan of suspension on bikes that are not going to be used on terrain that requires it. I understand that Specialized Future Shock is short travel and designed to buffer the bumps. Even...
06-19-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By Cankles

when I see this listed elsewhere I see it with...

when I see this listed elsewhere I see it with 34T max and 43T total wrap capacity. I think REI is likely a typo.
06-16-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,588
Posted By Rolla

When I was a bike commuter, I've had co-workers...

When I was a bike commuter, I've had co-workers tell me, "I almost hit you this morning!" which was their way of saying, "I saw you on your bike."
06-15-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 185
Posted By morri869

Purple anodized dia compe 987 cantilever brakes

These were all the rage in the early 90s. The purple anodizing is in great shape. $45 shipped
...
06-14-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 540
Posted By veganbikes

I feel like we haven't had one of these in a...

I feel like we haven't had one of these in a while so why not.

For degreaser I like citrus stuff or the Rock N Roll Miracle Red (which I mainly use for grease stains on clothing these days) ...
06-13-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 349
Posted By obrentharris

The old chainring provided a template for the...

The old chainring provided a template for the shape of the new one. A 1/8" drill provided a radius at the corners.
...
06-13-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,459
Posted By Rolla

People are dicks. Doesn’t matter what they ride...

People are dicks. Doesn’t matter what they ride or if they ride
06-10-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By Rolla

I've never ridden a Kona I didn't like, but I've...

I've never ridden a Kona I didn't like, but I've never ridden any of the other brands/models.
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