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10-04-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 384
Posted By icemilkcoffee

If the sun is behind you, headlights won't help....

If the sun is behind you, headlights won't help. This is the one situation where lights won't help. The military actually uses bright lights as a camouflage in this type of situation.
10-03-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 192
Posted By icemilkcoffee

It lasts a long time on the rim with an inflated...

It lasts a long time on the rim with an inflated tire. But when you take the tire off and hang the wheel up in your garage, you can expect the tape to come off on its own in short order.
10-03-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 554
Posted By icemilkcoffee

In the winter I purposely wait until it's dark to...

In the winter I purposely wait until it's dark to ride home from the office. Frankly it's far safer riding at night because the bike lights are far more visible. Sunset and Dusk are the most...
10-03-22, 01:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 628
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I would just return the bike for a refund. There...

I would just return the bike for a refund. There is no reason to put up with a crooked fork on a brand new bike.
10-01-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,392
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Unicrown was the beginning of the end. The Great...

Unicrown was the beginning of the end. The Great Satan though, was threadless headset. And then 1 1/8 threadless headset came along and there was nothing but abominations and gnashing of teeth after...
09-30-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 264
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Although the bike originally came with a...

Although the bike originally came with a freewheel hub, I would suggest you go with a cassette hub this time around if you are starting from scratch. Cassette hubs are much more reliable than old...
09-30-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I would add to that 4 more entries: - 'alt'...

I would add to that 4 more entries:
- 'alt' material bike - this would be a Look with carbon tubes, or a Vitus 979, early Kestrel or Calfee.
- 'alt' bike altogether: something other than the...
09-29-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 484
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Yes. There are multiple mounts. Suntour comes in...

Yes. There are multiple mounts. Suntour comes in either square mount or round mount. Even the square mounts differ in size between Suntour and Shimano.
09-29-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 800
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I don't think tubeless typically has a problem...

I don't think tubeless typically has a problem with air retention. The easiest thing the OP can do is to fill up his one tire that has the tubeless setup and see for himself if it leaks air.

In...
09-28-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 71,730
Views: 11,674,510
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Pinarello Gavia $350 ...

Pinarello Gavia $350

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09-28-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,356
Posted By icemilkcoffee

That would be like 150mm. Was that really the...

That would be like 150mm. Was that really the norm back in the 1940's?
09-28-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 553
Posted By icemilkcoffee

What is the best way to mask off threaded holes...

What is the best way to mask off threaded holes or machined holes if you don't want the lye corroding the threads or precision machining?
09-28-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 701
Posted By icemilkcoffee

What makes you think it's bent? It's not obvious...

What makes you think it's bent? It's not obvious from the pictures.

Anyways I am glad you got the bike. As long as it's not rusted through or dented, cosmetics can be touched up and stickers can...
09-28-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 800
Posted By icemilkcoffee

These SRAM YAW FD change angle as they move up...

These SRAM YAW FD change angle as they move up and down. They are not like regular FD's. Don't eyeball them the same way you would a regular FD.
09-28-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 741
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I am surprised the head tube opening isn't...

I am surprised the head tube opening isn't reinforced with a lug like the seat tube opening is.
09-26-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,333
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Ebay

Ebay
09-23-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 192
Posted By icemilkcoffee

So it's the 11-34t freewheel then. I suggest you...

So it's the 11-34t freewheel then. I suggest you use the 11-34t freewheel a bunch more. Sometimes it just takes some breaking in to smooth the rough edges. Unfortunately the quality for these 7s...
09-23-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 502
Posted By icemilkcoffee

on a tubular rim maybe. On a clincher rim it will...

on a tubular rim maybe. On a clincher rim it will be uneven because the rim bulges out slightly where the spoke is pulling on it. Like this:
...
09-22-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 71,730
Views: 11,674,510
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Now this: ...

Now this:
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Motobecane Profil 21 Aero $280 BIN + $90 shipping...
09-22-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 71,730
Views: 11,674,510
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Pinarello Montello $700 ...

Pinarello Montello $700

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09-22-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,570
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I completely agree about Sheldon Brown's website....

I completely agree about Sheldon Brown's website. When I got into bicycling and C&V bikes in 2020 during the Covid shutdown, I stumbled onto the Sheldon Brown website and pored through the entire...
09-22-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 368
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Or if you don't want to dork up your bike, put...

Or if you don't want to dork up your bike, put reflective tape on the back of your shoes and wear pink or yellow socks.
09-21-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 360
Posted By icemilkcoffee

They are definitely out there: ...

They are definitely out there:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/185585771168
https://www.ebay.com/itm/255485519015
https://www.ebay.com/itm/304304325670
https://www.ebay.com/itm/165260518210...
09-21-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 360
Posted By icemilkcoffee

You can run 7 speed HG cassettes on a 126mm hub. ...

You can run 7 speed HG cassettes on a 126mm hub. Or alternatively run a 7 speed freewheel with HG style ramps and cutouts, on a 126mm freewheel hub.
If you insist on 130mm, you are ruling out a...
09-21-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 643
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I am surprised that in the era of 'there's an app...

I am surprised that in the era of 'there's an app for that', there is no app that will help you eyeball a bike's size from a picture. It can key off of the wheel size, which is typically fixed at...
09-20-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,570
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Ha! No way you can keep it at 2 or 3 bikes....

Ha! No way you can keep it at 2 or 3 bikes. Everyone who goes down this road will end up with as many bikes and frames as there is garage space to keep them :lol:
09-20-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 353
Posted By icemilkcoffee

So the Mektronic only works on the rear...

So the Mektronic only works on the rear derailleur? That seems to be missing the point of electronic shifting- eliminating FD trimming.
09-19-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 774
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Can you take some pictures of where it's rubbing?...

Can you take some pictures of where it's rubbing? How much wider is the 9 speed cassette than the 8 speed cassette?
09-19-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 111
Posted By icemilkcoffee

It's probably closer to the 9 speed 6500. But...

It's probably closer to the 9 speed 6500. But guess what, 6500 hoods also vanished from the face of the earth :lol:
Forum: Commuting
09-19-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By icemilkcoffee

School backpack on a rack?

My son rides about 6 mile each way to school. Right now he wears a heavy backpack with his laptop, books, binders, swim clothes and whatnot. I want a way for him to be able to put his backpack on a...
09-19-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 774
Posted By icemilkcoffee

So the 8 speed cassette didn't rub, the 10 speed...

So the 8 speed cassette didn't rub, the 10 speed cassette didn't rub, but the 9 speed does? I mean that does make sense because the 9 speed cassette is ~1mm wider than than the 8 speed, and the 10...
09-19-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 452
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I've never messed with that generation of...

I've never messed with that generation of brifters, but Shimano brifters in general tend to get gunked up with age, and you would have to strip it down and clean out all the old grease with WD40 and...
09-19-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,570
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Aside from the MTB's and BMX'es mentioned before,...

Aside from the MTB's and BMX'es mentioned before, I notice that touring bikes also have a strong following. Anything with cantilever brakes which will accommodate 35mm+ tires. For example, a Miyata...
09-18-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,719
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Paddle shifters- the spiritual heir to stem...

Paddle shifters- the spiritual heir to stem shifters
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09-18-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,719
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Now the Shimano Positron console shifter: ...

Now the Shimano Positron console shifter:
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This...
09-18-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By icemilkcoffee

A tubeless tire will work fine with an inner tube...

A tubeless tire will work fine with an inner tube if that's what you are asking.
09-18-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,570
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Just like classic cars, interest in the older...

Just like classic cars, interest in the older vehicles will wane and newer cars will fall into 'classic' status. I think in recent years, there is more interest in older MTB's. A lot of collectors...
09-18-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,503
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Looks great. My only nitpick is that the huge...

Looks great. My only nitpick is that the huge stack of stem spacers. Is it better to use an angled stem and a handlebar with some rise?
09-18-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,978
Posted By icemilkcoffee

On a bright sunny day pretty much no bike light...

On a bright sunny day pretty much no bike light is bright enough. The main problem is the tiny size. The human eye is used to ignoring tiny bright points of light like the sun glinting off of a...
09-18-22, 03:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 258
Posted By icemilkcoffee

For retrofitting an older bike, it seems to me...

For retrofitting an older bike, it seems to me the SRAM etap groupsets are far better. There are no external wires, no external batteries, no junction boxes etc with SRAM.
09-16-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,964
Views: 326,440
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I think the home-brew handlebar clamp ruined the...

I think the home-brew handlebar clamp ruined the bike. That's not going to hold up - it needs more triangulation. And the welds look out of place when the rest of the frame is beautifully fillet...
09-15-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 701
Posted By icemilkcoffee

All 753 framed bikes are sought after by...

All 753 framed bikes are sought after by collectors! This is definitely a rare and desireable bike. Buy it before somebody else snaps it up!
09-15-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The proportions don't look too good when you have...

The proportions don't look too good when you have this much stem showing. I think you'd be better served with a stem that angles up:...
09-15-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 552
Posted By icemilkcoffee

32mm tires are fine for the rims. The only...

32mm tires are fine for the rims. The only potential issue with a fat tire on a narrow rim is that it's more of a struggle to get it past the brake pads when you are removing the wheel from the bike.
09-15-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Wheels are fairly universal items and not...

Wheels are fairly universal items and not specific to the Schwinn Prelude. What size tires are you running and what pressure? You should run the largest tire that can fit in there.
09-14-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,372
Posted By icemilkcoffee

As powerful as modern rechargeable lithium...

As powerful as modern rechargeable lithium batteries and LED lights are, I don't see the point of dynamo hubs any more.
09-13-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 969
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Regardless of where the load is applied, the...

Regardless of where the load is applied, the bicycle cable is bent and furthermore it flexes as it bends and unbends in its travel. As it flexes, the strands are rubbing against one another which...
09-13-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 164
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Any pictures of this?

Any pictures of this?
09-13-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 326
Posted By icemilkcoffee

A full suspension bike! They were way ahead of...

A full suspension bike! They were way ahead of their times!
09-12-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 969
Posted By icemilkcoffee

And guess what? Galvanized cables also come in...

And guess what? Galvanized cables also come in that type of 'slick' flattened outer strands configuration:
https://jagwire.com/products/inner-wire/sport-slick-galvanized-road-brake-inner-wire
This...
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