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07-07-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,547
Posted By jackbombay

I have a 1982 720 that will get built up at some...

I have a 1982 720 that will get built up at some point, looking forward to your finished build! Its looking great so far!

Mine does not have canti studs though :-(
06-28-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,598
Posted By jackbombay

Racers crashing has always been a part of every...

Racers crashing has always been a part of every form of racing.
06-28-21, 12:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,598
Posted By jackbombay

A racer accidentally causing a crash is in no way...

A racer accidentally causing a crash is in no way similar to a spectator accidentally causing a crash.

A racer crashing is something that all of the riders know is a possibility, but a "fan"...
06-23-21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By jackbombay

Cold setting the frame is pretty straight...

Cold setting the frame is pretty straight forward, you should use clamps to hold the stays onto the brake and chains stay bridges when you bend the rear triangle wider so the force of bending the...
05-31-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,239
Posted By jackbombay

10 miles and a 1000' of climbing on my Super...

10 miles and a 1000' of climbing on my Super course for 5/31 day! Much smaller ride than I'd have liked, but I'm hurt, and it was a lot more than nothing!
...
05-24-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,179
Posted By jackbombay

I get that, but chances are very good they will...

I get that, but chances are very good they will not pay you enough to get your bike back to normal, and they will pay for your pain and suffering, which will cover the amount they should pay you for...
05-24-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,179
Posted By jackbombay

Thats the only way you're guaranteed to get any...

Thats the only way you're guaranteed to get any appreciable money out of an insurance company.
05-23-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,179
Posted By jackbombay

Nice! The PT I see also rides bikes a fair bit,...

Nice! The PT I see also rides bikes a fair bit, its always easier for me to take advice from someone that "actually does it".
05-23-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,179
Posted By jackbombay

A chiropractor can check that your hips are still...

A chiropractor can check that your hips are still in alignment, I've been dealing with a bunch of hip issues and my right hip was all out of wack, I didn't realize that hips could be crooked, but...
05-22-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,179
Posted By jackbombay

In the 4th photo you just make out a 32 stamped...

In the 4th photo you just make out a 32 stamped into the flange of the hub.
05-22-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,179
Posted By jackbombay

They do, $1200!

They do, $1200!
05-22-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,954
Posted By jackbombay

There have been several posts in this thread...

There have been several posts in this thread about what is admissible and a link directly to the page that shows what is admissible.

That said, your 4 speed hubs are admissible...
05-21-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,954
Posted By jackbombay

Seems like a cool hub, and it looks like you can...

Seems like a cool hub, and it looks like you can tinker with it to make it more to your liking,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlHyEj_sXlg
05-18-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,954
Posted By jackbombay

Nope, 3 4 and 5 speeds, preferably made in...

Nope, 3 4 and 5 speeds, preferably made in england, but thats not a requirement.
05-18-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,954
Posted By jackbombay

SOTS actually includes 4 and 5 speed IGH sturmey...

SOTS actually includes 4 and 5 speed IGH sturmey hubs. I own many 3 speeds, and two S5 five speeds as well.
05-18-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,954
Posted By jackbombay

3 speeds are the best long ride bikes! Tommy...

3 speeds are the best long ride bikes! Tommy Godwin is proof of this! https://www.tommygodwin.com/

I am a member of SOTS, and may be the only one that has ridden a double century on a 3 speed...
05-08-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,179
Posted By jackbombay

That bike cooks!

That bike cooks!
05-04-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,244
Posted By jackbombay

What route is that in Portland? west side I'm...

What route is that in Portland? west side I'm sure, but I'm always looking for more climbing, well, when the sciatic nerve pain in my hip isn't giving me troubles...

Bike looks great!
04-30-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,513
Posted By jackbombay

This bike was in the metal pile at the dump where...

This bike was in the metal pile at the dump where I used to live in Idaho, you're not supposed to take stuff, but... I couldn't pass it up!

Not sure what I'll do with it quite yet, but its a...
04-30-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 24,788
Views: 3,054,705
Posted By jackbombay

Ahh, I didn't realize they put the same paint job...

Ahh, I didn't realize they put the same paint job on different models.
04-30-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 24,788
Views: 3,054,705
Posted By jackbombay

Mine does have the 531 sticker that includes...

Mine does have the 531 sticker that includes forks and stays, this one isn't mine, but is the same model/year as mine, mine is a 1982 710,...
04-30-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 24,788
Views: 3,054,705
Posted By jackbombay

EXCELLENT!!!! Full 531 frame + Sturmey!!!! ...

EXCELLENT!!!! Full 531 frame + Sturmey!!!!

Great frame for the build, I have that same frame, but the next size up, its a fuzz big for me, but it has a very short stem so it should work decently,...
04-30-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 24,788
Views: 3,054,705
Posted By jackbombay

High performance 3 speeds are always in fashion! ...

High performance 3 speeds are always in fashion!

I'm not saying that many people like them, but it is always "the year of the 3 speed racer!" IMO!

Heres mine, coaster brake only,
...
04-28-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,310
Posted By jackbombay

But what is the best one? Asking for a...

But what is the best one?

Asking for a friend.
04-26-21, 12:21 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,310
Posted By jackbombay

Its actually a suspension bike, well, the seat is...

Its actually a suspension bike, well, the seat is suspended, by the shackle that comes up from the rear axle.
04-25-21, 12:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 859
Posted By jackbombay

From Sheldon Brown's website, So,...

From Sheldon Brown's website,



So, using a shorter JIS spindle will work.

I have put campy cranks on a JIS spindle before, but I did not feel the difference was 4.5mm as Sheldon says,...
04-24-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 24,788
Views: 3,054,705
Posted By jackbombay

I have a few S5 hubs, and I don't notice any...

I have a few S5 hubs, and I don't notice any difference in spring strength, but where they are odd is that to engage 1st or 5th reliably you do need to have slight tension on the drivetrain, which is...
04-24-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,787
Posted By jackbombay

Everyone still debating what it is even though...

Everyone still debating what it is even though you already laid it out! You can lead a horse to water...
04-23-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 678
Posted By jackbombay

This kind of stuff drives me nuts, I'm fine...

This kind of stuff drives me nuts, I'm fine paying more money for higher quality more durable products, but when I pay more money and the products aren't more durable, well... How some rubber...
04-22-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 678
Posted By jackbombay

I have a 1987 dahon folding bike, it has spent...

I have a 1987 dahon folding bike, it has spent virtually its entire life in its Dahon specific storage bag, and it has the original tires which have no cracks and are still plenty supple, its rather...
04-20-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 24,788
Views: 3,054,705
Posted By jackbombay

He did post recently and still has 2 for sale...

He did post recently and still has 2 for sale though, but, yea, too big is a deal breaker no matter what.
03-14-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,069
Posted By jackbombay

I'm not sure you see what needs to happen here,...

I'm not sure you see what needs to happen here, there is a well of raised paint around where the cable guide used to be attached to the frame, the aluminum that needs to be sanded is in a recess, you...
03-13-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,069
Posted By jackbombay

Wrong tools for the job IMO, nearly impossible to...

Wrong tools for the job IMO, nearly impossible to get sandpaper or a file in there without removing paint, leaving paint intact here is critical IMO.

With a dremel and a small grinding wheel...
03-11-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,582
Posted By jackbombay

I would have zero hesitation to take a touring...

I would have zero hesitation to take a touring bike loaded with 50 pounds down a %10 grade in the rain, just drag the brakes a bit to keep the rims dry and all will be fine.



I've had a bit...
03-11-21, 12:31 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 11,206
Posted By jackbombay

I will be there! And I will not walk my bike!

I will be there! And I will not walk my bike!
03-10-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,582
Posted By jackbombay

I seek out the steepest longest mountain roads in...

I seek out the steepest longest mountain roads in the western USA and my rim brakes do just great, I can easily apply enough front brake to lift my rear tire off the ground despite moving my butt...
03-10-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,069
Posted By jackbombay

Just to throw a bit of math at it, JB has a...

Just to throw a bit of math at it, JB has a tensile strength of 6200 PSI, those housing guides have about .5" by .25" of surface for adhesive, or .125 SI, at 6200 PSI you get 775 pounds of tensile...
03-10-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,069
Posted By jackbombay

JB really has no appreciable flex to it. I know...

JB really has no appreciable flex to it. I know there are much stronger adhesives out there, but they generally have to be special ordered and can be quite expensive. I've used JB enough to know...
03-10-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,069
Posted By jackbombay

I would use a dremmel and tiny grinding wheel to...

I would use a dremmel and tiny grinding wheel to make sure I had bare metal on both sides, I would probably go with JB Weld myself to stick them back on there.
03-10-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,864
Posted By jackbombay

Several times I've noticed that scenarios in...

Several times I've noticed that scenarios in their videos are rather contrived, and I find it fairly irritating, so I don't really watch their videos anymore.
03-10-21, 04:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,864
Posted By jackbombay

I don't need a power meter to know that I'm slow!

I don't need a power meter to know that I'm slow!
03-10-21, 04:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,864
Posted By jackbombay

GCN videos score a 2/10 on average for me,...

GCN videos score a 2/10 on average for me, occasionally they put out some reasonable content, but so much of it is just crap.
03-09-21, 11:59 PM
Replies: 24,788
Views: 3,054,705
Posted By jackbombay

So does southpark! This video does have...

So does southpark!

This video does have swear words in it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOR38552MJA
02-23-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 24,788
Views: 3,054,705
Posted By jackbombay

Yep, I don't have the proper tool, but I've...

Yep, I don't have the proper tool, but I've debated making one from scrap metal with my welder, but all in all a punch has always done the job with so little hassle that I haven't taken the time to...
02-23-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 24,788
Views: 3,054,705
Posted By jackbombay

a strap wrench would be my first approach. ...

a strap wrench would be my first approach.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfKHz1yf1uI
02-15-21, 11:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,505
Posted By jackbombay

You'll wack yourself in the nuts with your seat...

You'll wack yourself in the nuts with your seat if you're not careful!
02-15-21, 11:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,967
Posted By jackbombay

I had to google it, so here is a video I found...

I had to google it, so here is a video I found for anyone else that is unsure how the rear end of this bike works,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIZhSNdO_Zo


I love it!!!!!!
02-15-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,253
Posted By jackbombay

I've gotten a few things from them, and they got...

I've gotten a few things from them, and they got to me very fast, and the price was certainly right. A little while back I needed a single brifter and they had it for half the price of anywhere in...
02-13-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 24,788
Views: 3,054,705
Posted By jackbombay

Ahhh, this all makes sense now, I always thought...

Ahhh, this all makes sense now, I always thought the hercules frames were identical to the Sports, but they are not, so me only being able to fit 700/25 with fenders on my Hercules is in line with...
02-12-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 24,788
Views: 3,054,705
Posted By jackbombay

So, how did you fit 35c tires on a sports? Was...

So, how did you fit 35c tires on a sports? Was that with fenders?
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