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09-04-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 886
Posted By Piff

Ty for the heads up! It wouldn't look as clean,...

Ty for the heads up! It wouldn't look as clean, but perhaps a front derailleur would keep that from happening as well.

As for the chainline....well I actually have decided to put the crank on a...
08-30-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 886
Posted By Piff

Actually, just a cheap spindle. This one here...

Actually, just a cheap spindle. This one here...
08-29-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 886
Posted By Piff

Thanks everyone for all the help, I went ahead...

Thanks everyone for all the help, I went ahead and purchased a 113mm spindle as well as the cranks. I'll report back once they arrive and are installed!
08-28-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 886
Posted By Piff

A silver version of the Dimension crank. On...

A silver version of the Dimension crank. On Andel's website they show a silver version as well.



If I was going to buy a Phil Wood bb I don't think I'd bother with some cheapy $60 crank :P
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08-28-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 886
Posted By Piff

If that's the case, shouldn't I use a 109mm...

If that's the case, shouldn't I use a 109mm bottom bracket since my bike has a 126 OLD rather than a 130 OLD?
08-28-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 886
Posted By Piff

Perhaps I'm wrong, but I was under the assumption...

Perhaps I'm wrong, but I was under the assumption no one was mass producing frames with 68mm bb shells anymore, since the 90s or so? I thought most everything had shifted to 73mm for square taper...
08-28-21, 12:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 886
Posted By Piff

Quick question about chainline and bottom bracket length

I'm planning to purchase some cranks, "Dimension Cyclocross". Linky here: https://www.treefortbikes.com/Dimension-Cross-Crank-Arm-Set-110-74mm-BCD

Anyways, my intention is to use it as a triple on...
03-18-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 64,074
Views: 9,891,802
Posted By Piff

Interesting Schwinn Sierra. Repaint? Re-decal?...

Interesting Schwinn Sierra. Repaint? Re-decal? I've never heard of the Sierra prior to the MTB model.
26", $220...
03-17-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 64,074
Views: 9,891,802
Posted By Piff

I'm nearly completely ignorant regarding...

I'm nearly completely ignorant regarding Windsors, but for some reason I doubt the seller when they claim it's almost 100% original. And repainted? :foo:
25" frame, $275. ...
03-13-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 64,074
Views: 9,891,802
Posted By Piff

Jeez, I need to tell my brother to buy it and...

Jeez, I need to tell my brother to buy it and ship it.
03-13-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 64,074
Views: 9,891,802
Posted By Piff

Wish I had a need for this...I've been hunting...

Wish I had a need for this...I've been hunting the men's version for a few years now. And it's in mint condition with the cute front/rear racks :cry:

Miyata Women's 3-speed city bike. $129 obo...
08-07-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 64,074
Views: 9,891,802
Posted By Piff

I'm not usually one for straight blade forks, but...

I'm not usually one for straight blade forks, but it's perfect on this Raleigh Technium. Anyone know the story behind these bikes? Do the lugs have issues like other early aluminium frames?...
08-04-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 713
Posted By Piff

+1 to using a bike pressure calculator. Once...

+1 to using a bike pressure calculator. Once you've done that, raise or lower the PSI by 5 every ride to find the sweet spot.
08-03-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 821
Posted By Piff

While we wait for the experts to chime in,...

While we wait for the experts to chime in, perhaps some entertainment?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE1JHOOr1M0&list=PLMNMmvIC2uGaSasBdRs1ZBCn4eHunIGxr&index=9
07-27-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 64,074
Views: 9,891,802
Posted By Piff

Wow. That is a fantastic touring tandem.

Wow. That is a fantastic touring tandem.
07-27-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,283
Posted By Piff

Hey, that's why I'm asking here if anyone knows...

Hey, that's why I'm asking here if anyone knows if it's true or not.
07-27-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,283
Posted By Piff

https://www.red(d)it.com/r/BikeMechanics/comments/...

https://www.red(d)it.com/r/BikeMechanics/comments/hgo7p1/un55_has_been_discontinued/ (https://www.******.com/r/BikeMechanics/comments/hgo7p1/un55_has_been_discontinued/)



There isn't a direct...
07-27-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,429
Posted By Piff

No way! I had no idea they came in a funny bcd.

No way! I had no idea they came in a funny bcd.
07-27-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,283
Posted By Piff

Shimano UN-55 discontinued?

Is it true? Is this yet another reason to hate the year 2020?

Apologies if there's already been a thread discussing this.
07-27-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,697
Posted By Piff

+1 for the minoura bh60 handlebar mount.

+1 for the minoura bh60 handlebar mount.
07-27-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,429
Posted By Piff

Nice price, I wish I was stronger to use a 135...

Nice price, I wish I was stronger to use a 135 bcd crankset :P
07-27-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,810
Posted By Piff

Nice job! :thumb: Any plans for replacing...

Nice job! :thumb:

Any plans for replacing the bulb for a modern LED?
07-27-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By Piff

You have 10 posts, so you can now upload...

You have 10 posts, so you can now upload pictures. Please do so, it's helpful and we like to look at them :)

For your brake, it could be a couple things.

1. Your cable is too short and needs to...
07-27-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 25,192
Posted By Piff

Wowowow, it's like a Raleigh Gran Sport. For...

Wowowow, it's like a Raleigh Gran Sport. For being a touring bike you've kept it in beautiful condition!
07-25-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By Piff

I never actually did buy it. I read too many...

I never actually did buy it. I read too many reviews where the buyer had issues with the mounting stays being askew and got paranoid. Probably a lot of user error...but it is a cheap rack :foo:
07-22-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,251
Posted By Piff

Just my experience. Weinmann are more flexy...

Just my experience.

Weinmann are more flexy than Gran Compe (original production, not the modern repros. Haven't tried them.), and kool stop vbrake pads are a nice upgrade since they allow greater...
07-18-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 64,074
Views: 9,891,802
Posted By Piff

This also belongs in the wacky craigslist thread....

This also belongs in the wacky craigslist thread. But it's too good of a deal for the frame and components not to post it here.
Alpe d'huez. $400...
07-18-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 922
Posted By Piff

Man, check out the french fit in the first...

Man, check out the french fit in the first picture. And it's cross chained! :eek:
07-17-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 26,442
Posted By Piff

21" is too small for someone 6'2". Modern sizing...

21" is too small for someone 6'2". Modern sizing is not the same as for bikes from decades ago.
07-15-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 64,074
Views: 9,891,802
Posted By Piff

It may be a step-through, but it's still a 70s...

It may be a step-through, but it's still a 70s super sport with very nice paint. I'm a little surprised it's still available. $195...
07-15-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 793
Posted By Piff

I weighed the fork from my Raleigh super course a...

I weighed the fork from my Raleigh super course a while back and it came out to 1.8 pounds. Hi-ten. I didn't measure the steerer tube, but it's a 23" frame.
07-14-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,543
Posted By Piff

There's also these Tubus clamps for the...

There's also these Tubus clamps for the seatstays. Very nice quality.

https://www.campfirecycling.com/product/tubus-seat-stay-mount-p-1035.html?attribute_pa_size=14mm
07-14-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,815
Posted By Piff

Speaking of 1983 ATBs, there's one on the LA...

Speaking of 1983 ATBs, there's one on the LA craigslist that's sorta interesting. Mountain Sport 1, does anyone recognize the brand?

I love this era of bikes with their miles-long chainstays.
...
07-14-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,243
Posted By Piff

Oh my god I was so wrong, $2500 ending price? I...

Oh my god I was so wrong, $2500 ending price? I just don't get it. I know they're a bit rare, but still.
07-13-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,132
Posted By Piff

:troll::bang: :crash: Oh my lord, it is...

:troll::bang: :crash:

Oh my lord, it is so frustrating to see bike frames taken to the grinder like this. And, they didn't even do a complete or good job! The braze ons for the derailleur and...
07-13-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By Piff

7 speed Accushift is a bit of a dead end because...

7 speed Accushift is a bit of a dead end because it only sometimes seems to work with parts from other brands. 7 speed accushift also can be expensive to source. If you do start to replace...
07-13-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 13,617
Posted By Piff

The only thing left to do is to embrace the...

The only thing left to do is to embrace the heresy and install a modern Sunrace derailleur claw.
07-13-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 64,074
Views: 9,891,802
Posted By Piff

This is a Cinelli Centurion, correct? ...

This is a Cinelli Centurion, correct?
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/bik/d/patton-vintage-road-bike-centurion/7157556150.html
...
07-13-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 64,074
Views: 9,891,802
Posted By Piff

Insane deal on a Gunnar Sport, 50cm, full...

Insane deal on a Gunnar Sport, 50cm, full ultegra. I wish I was shorter. $800.
https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/bik/d/san-diego-custom-gunnar-sport-50cm-in/7158656597.html
...
07-13-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 566
Posted By Piff

10 characters

10 characters
07-13-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,419
Posted By Piff

One bearing? As in literally a single ball? Or do...

One bearing? As in literally a single ball? Or do you mean one of the bottom bracket cups is pitted?

For an old bike, I think it's best to get new ball bearings when overhauling components. You...
07-13-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,192
Posted By Piff

I think you're underestimating your ability to...

I think you're underestimating your ability to measure rear dropouts. It's very simple, all it takes is a ruler. In this video RJ shows how to do it within the first minute.
...
07-13-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By Piff

Nice job, and nice bike! But, is there any...

Nice job, and nice bike!

But, is there any reason to replace those parts?They look brand new. It's a lot of money for a new rear hub, derailleur, and shifters when what you have already works. Is...
07-13-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,586
Posted By Piff

I find it easiest to get a perfect adjustment...

I find it easiest to get a perfect adjustment when both cranks are attached so I can rock them back and forth to check for play.

As far as cartridge bottom brackets, I have a love/hate...
07-13-20, 01:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,901
Posted By Piff

Wow wow wow, now that is a good looking bike.

Wow wow wow, now that is a good looking bike.
07-13-20, 01:12 AM
Replies: 64,074
Views: 9,891,802
Posted By Piff

A very cute 3 speed with drum brakes, and an...

A very cute 3 speed with drum brakes, and an integrated rear wheel lock. Stainless steel rims, but I suppose with drum brakes it doesn't matter. Seems to be original down to the bell. The swaged...
07-12-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,175
Posted By Piff

I have no idea about the frame's origins, but I...

I have no idea about the frame's origins, but I love that it has santé shifters :lol:
07-12-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 904
Posted By Piff

I think it looks like a pretty good fit. You...

I think it looks like a pretty good fit. You don't feel overly stretched out, right?
07-12-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,390
Posted By Piff

If you need a tall, short reach 21.1mm stem I...

If you need a tall, short reach 21.1mm stem I have a NOS '70s SR stem that I accidentally purchased thinking it was 22.2.

It has about 4.25" rise and 60mm reach. Maybe 70?

PM me if you're...
07-12-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 904
Posted By Piff

Got any pictures of the bike from the side, along...

Got any pictures of the bike from the side, along with some pictures of your other bikes?

Plus your height and inseam.
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