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Forum: Framebuilders
06-20-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 865
Posted By JISO

So you bought an aluminum frame in 2004 and it...

So you bought an aluminum frame in 2004 and it cracked 20 years later and you're gonna file a warranty claim from Central America?
05-23-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 479
Posted By zachfromkc

Final Build! ...

Final Build!
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05-23-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 479
Posted By zachfromkc

Giving these beat up pedals some new life. ...

Giving these beat up pedals some new life.
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05-18-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,958
Posted By skidder

Is there a shipment tracking number on the bill? ...

Is there a shipment tracking number on the bill? And does it correspond to the number on what you purchased? Go to the FedEx website and you should be able to enter that and see if the charges are...
05-12-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 935
Posted By kermie

I find clipless pedals to be much more...

I find clipless pedals to be much more convenient. Getting in and out is always the hassle for me. I run Clips on my Panasonic, and clipless on the rest. I find it more nostalgic and taking me back...
05-11-22, 11:45 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,645
Posted By urbanknight

I understand. Just couldn't resist since I didn't...

I understand. Just couldn't resist since I didn't see how post count has anything to do with it.



Cyclists are not the only slow thing on the road, and all of your statements suggest that...
05-10-22, 05:19 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,645
Posted By livedarklions

This is why I find the "riding in the lane is...

This is why I find the "riding in the lane is what gives cyclists a bad reputation" arguments so irritating. If you press people on this, none of them have actually been held up for more than a...
05-09-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,645
Posted By Bald Paul

Has anyone else noticed that some posters with...

Has anyone else noticed that some posters with very high post counts seem to have very little to actually contribute, and just seem to be hanging around, waiting to pick internet arguments or troll?...
05-08-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By LBCwanabe

Winter project completed: Fuji Saratoga

I believe it is a 1991 model year. I had to drive 2 counties over to pick up. It was all original except the front wheel. I saw that as an opportunity to change it over to 700c. Itís a sweet bike....
05-08-22, 12:32 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,645
Posted By livedarklions

There. I defy you to come up with any other...

There. I defy you to come up with any other plausible interpretation of " the whole story was fabricated."

Yes, I drew reasonable inferences from what op actually posted. No, they are not...
05-07-22, 03:50 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,645
Posted By livedarklions

Look, no one is saying it's bad to feel...

Look, no one is saying it's bad to feel impatient, but what gets me annoyed about these threads is that people clearly think that it's normal for drivers to express that impatience with their horns,...
05-07-22, 02:50 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,645
Posted By urbanknight

Agreed, everybody has their own level of...

Agreed, everybody has their own level of tolerance, but for those with a rational brain it's not a matter of how slow but rather if there is a reason to be doing so.


It's true that anecdotal...
05-06-22, 10:45 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,645
Posted By livedarklions

I'm sure we're all very impressed with the brave...

I'm sure we're all very impressed with the brave motorists standing up for their right to speed unimpeded.

Honestly, I literally never see anyone anywhere riding roads in this manner except for...
05-06-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,645
Posted By wolfchild

Many people will honk out of anger and...

Many people will honk out of anger and frustration and to intimidate others, so yes honking can be a hostile act and a display of aggression.
05-06-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,645
Posted By Koyote

Yup. On a MUP, you should expect children, dogs,...

Yup. On a MUP, you should expect children, dogs, strollers, hovercraft, whatever. Gotta go in with a different (more patient) attitude.
05-06-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,645
Posted By delbiker1

Why this question is even being asked is a...

Why this question is even being asked is a mystery to me. I would feel like I would if driving a vehicle, wait until it is clear and safe to pass. It happens frequently. My wellness being the main...
05-06-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,645
Posted By livedarklions

Do you realize you just said it would be...

Do you realize you just said it would be "rightful" for someone to intentionally splatter that rider?

Honking for any reason except for warning is a hostile act. I will flip you off if you honk...
05-06-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,645
Posted By rumrunn6

yup ...

yup
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05-06-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,645
Posted By livedarklions

Happens all the time on the MUP, and I either...

Happens all the time on the MUP, and I either request they let me pass or wait it out depending on why they may be traveling in the manner they are. I am essentially infinitely patient if there's a...
05-06-22, 05:49 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,645
Posted By mcours2006

Somehow these threads always start with 'I have...

Somehow these threads always start with 'I have the utmost respect for cyclists, but...':rolleyes:
05-06-22, 05:02 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,645
Posted By livedarklions

Your concern wasn't safety, that's a...

Your concern wasn't safety, that's a rationalization. If he's on the road legally (was he required to ride in the side lane?) "you might hurt someone by angering a driver so bad that the driver goes...
04-20-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By Bald Paul

Hopefully you'll be able to unthread the drive...

Hopefully you'll be able to unthread the drive side. Sometimes when you force in a piece cross-threaded, it has a tendency to not want to come out.
If you do remove it, use a stiff bristled wire...
04-20-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By gululok

I started threading it a few turns, felt...

I started threading it a few turns, felt resistance, backed it out, saw that it's crossthreaded. I then futzed around for an hour cleaning off metal filings, scraping the threads with a screwdriver...
04-20-22, 03:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By Tawraste666

99% of the time its the hanger. Get that right...

99% of the time its the hanger. Get that right and the barrel adjuster is a 10 second affair.
I think a tool like this is indispensable.
And like so many pricey tools, they're so good you ask...
04-19-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By Crankycrank

Yes, if you're planning on doing your own...

Yes, if you're planning on doing your own maintenance for years to come it will pay for itself a few times over compared to taking it to a shop. Here's a good article that reviews a few other tools...
04-17-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 329
Posted By WGB

I followed the advice and it worked. It...

I followed the advice and it worked.

It seems that since I'd stored it dried it just stuck that little bit. Now it's fine. Chain was worth saving as I doubt it had 500 miles on it.

Thank you
04-16-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 329
Posted By WGB

I admit I had let it get dry as I was storing the...

I admit I had let it get dry as I was storing the bike where oil drips were an issue.
I might remove the chain and oil and flex it a lot and see if that fixes it
Replies: 16
Views: 653
Posted By TugaDude

If it fits and it is fully functional and there's...

If it fits and it is fully functional and there's no frame damage, that is an absolute steal.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-22, 02:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,205
Posted By Branko D

If it is Look Keos, they can be serviced quite...

If it is Look Keos, they can be serviced quite easily and it shuts them up.

The cassette might be loose, one of the spokes could be loose on the rear wheel, the crankset could be loose (one of the...
01-28-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 791
Posted By Rdmonster69

And Just Like That....My Titanium Bike Build was Done

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01-13-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,067
Posted By top506

From the dunp: Allez!

My transfer station guy Marcel did it again! Just as found:
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Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,144
Posted By BadgerOne

What is a fair asking price for my Ti bike?

I've done most of my buying and selling with mountain bikes, and I'm just not sure how to price my road bike. Hope you guys can help.

Motobecane Le Champion Ti (made by ORA), 56cm, full Ultegra...
01-10-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By AliH

Well here is my solution - 8mm brown wiring cover...

Well here is my solution - 8mm brown wiring cover split and cable-tied with brown cable ties. Not perfect, but as good as I can be bothered doing!

Thanks for the tips :)

Apologies for the...
12-27-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,077
Posted By Bianchigirll

I am sure it happens more often than most of us...

I am sure it happens more often than most of us care to think about. If you're painting your '86 Strada and the decals you buy from Ebay come with Columbus , made in Italy and Supreleggera decals...
12-26-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,077
Posted By Bianchigirll

I don’t imagine you have any before pics? Are...

I don’t imagine you have any before pics? Are there any stamping on the frame or dropouts?
Replies: 16
Views: 1,115
Posted By MarkinOz

Finally I own a Bianchi!

Who doesnít like an early Xmas present, especially one in Celeste!!
Really happy to have this in the stable and to get to work cleaning this bike up ready for 2022. S/N 61D 1721c Full Campagnolo...
Forum: Commuting
12-21-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,441
Posted By SpedFast

Unless you're ready to walk because it flats when...

Unless you're ready to walk because it flats when you're away from home or are willing to fix on the side of the road when you have someplace else to be, I would fix it at home where it's warm and...
12-21-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By AliH

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So here is what I did with it - a workhorse with prettyish lugs I guess!...
12-20-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,465
Posted By genejockey

I have two bikes with Campy 10 sp, and I like it,...

I have two bikes with Campy 10 sp, and I like it, but I tend to be a Shimano fanboi. The other 7 bikes are all Shimano, from current 105 all the way back to 600 Arabesque and Dura Ace EX. The thing...
12-20-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 782
Posted By bikemike73

Thank you for all your kind comments. They do...

Thank you for all your kind comments. They do look " cool". They stop really well to !!!!!!

They are made of Graphite !!!! Light and strong :)

They are on a Colnago Mega Rapid ( early 90s )...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-21, 10:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,915
Posted By SpedFast

You seemed to have answered your own question...

You seemed to have answered your own question when you mentioned that you liked the look of the Pinarello.
12-19-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 782
Posted By well biked

The current monetary value of those brakes far...

The current monetary value of those brakes far exceeds their level of functional/mechanical benefit. I don't mean that in a bad way at all. Just want you to be aware that those brakes are quite...
12-19-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,573
Posted By Pendergast

I doubt you'll be able to get it to not rub in...

I doubt you'll be able to get it to not rub in all the gears because it's a triple chain ring bike.
12-19-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,465
Posted By genejockey

The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

With apologies to the late, great Tom Petty...

I bought a Litespeed Ultimate from 1995 on Ebay last week. The price seemed pretty good, but the bike itself will need a lot of work. But the thing...
12-16-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,711
Posted By krakhaus

I thought this one was pretty good. ...

I thought this one was pretty good.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sIQIwczfE4
12-16-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,573
Posted By zandoval

Newer deraileur sets and Brifters and the like...

Newer deraileur sets and Brifters and the like somewhat accommodate cross chaining better than the old school components. On our old Ten Speeds (5 gears in back and 2 in front) we more or less had a...
Replies: 12
Views: 634
Posted By zukahn1

I's a good bike and a good deal. I would agree...

I's a good bike and a good deal. I would agree with riding the bike before you start making a lot of changes as said you may find the OS tubing with a biopiece crank set a bit harsh, Good news is you...
12-16-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,573
Posted By Dannyrowden345

Gears are rubbing bike shop said itís normal

Hey guys and girls first post here

I bought a brand new hybrid bike today and when Iím in certain gears the chain rubs on what I believe is called the derailer? I took it back to the shop and...
12-16-21, 04:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,300
Posted By Bianchigirll

Here in the states that decal style was only used...

Here in the states that decal style was only used in '88/89 and on the three Italian models on '90 (which I still say were just leftovers) However by '88 the cartouche on the stay caps and crown had...
Replies: 12
Views: 634
Posted By jdawginsc

Yes. Oversized tubing allowed them to not...

Yes. Oversized tubing allowed them to not approach the same weight of steel...diameter-strength in aluminum.

i have that same bike (mine is a Crest version). It had a Tange steel fork that...
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