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10-20-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,015
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I think freewheels and square taper BB's are on...

I think freewheels and square taper BB's are on the endangered list.
10-19-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,041
Posted By icemilkcoffee

5 bikes? no problem ...

5 bikes? no problem
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10-16-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 459
Posted By icemilkcoffee

My tube of Phil Wood grease has separated after...

My tube of Phil Wood grease has separated after sitting for less than a year. And I live in a temperate zone here in San Jose, CA. In fact the Phil Wood grease also says it’s made in San Jose, CA on...
10-15-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,309
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The direct answer to the OP's question is yes....

The direct answer to the OP's question is yes. The current state of the art is external bottom bracket bearings, with hollow axle cranksets.

The external bottom bracket is better than the...
10-15-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 514
Posted By icemilkcoffee

First of all you should try disassembling and...

First of all you should try disassembling and cleaning out the old shifters with WD40. I've never cleaned out a 10sp shifter but I've brought several 7-8 sp brifters back to life.

Secondly, you...
10-06-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I didn't know a special tool existed, but there...

I didn't know a special tool existed, but there is no need for any tools. Just grab the part that contains the lever and shift mechanism, and go up into the shifter body from below. The shifter body...
10-05-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 249
Posted By icemilkcoffee

42. I'll tell you why. It's easier to shift in...

42. I'll tell you why. It's easier to shift in the front when the small ring and the big ring are not too far apart in size. This is especially true for that 8 sp drivetrain. The 8 speed era chain...
10-04-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 403
Posted By icemilkcoffee

If all you want is 9 speed, the you can just do a...

If all you want is 9 speed, the you can just do a '9 of 10 on 7' without altering your 126mm frame. In other words, leaving one cog out of a 10 speed cassette and putting it onto a 7 speed freehub ...
09-25-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 425
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Use the Force Luke. The SRAM group set has the...

Use the Force Luke. The SRAM group set has the YAW front derailleur so you don’t have to trim. Just for that reason alone the SRAM wins.
But if I were you I would choose neither and go with your...
09-24-21, 11:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,702
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I occasionally go to the co-ops around here (San...

I occasionally go to the co-ops around here (San Jose, CA). As far as I could tell they are just bike stores. I have never seen them give away any bikes. Do you have to know a secret handshake to...
09-22-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Just make sure the hoods are not ragged or torn....

Just make sure the hoods are not ragged or torn. 9 speed Shimano brifter hoods are unobtainium at this point.
Microshifts are good too. I put Microshift R9 short-reach 2x9 brifters on both my kids'...
09-21-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,363
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I wonder which stem the OP ended up choosing? ...

I wonder which stem the OP ended up choosing?
Anyways I just want to chime in and say the Deda Murex stem is no bueno. It rocked and squeeked like crazy when you are climbing. I ended up making a...
09-21-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 417
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The Bianchi Eros is relatively common and not...

The Bianchi Eros is relatively common and not worth $200. I certainly would not buy one that is pre-dented. Keep looking.
09-13-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,296
Posted By icemilkcoffee

It's not about whether the bike is cheap or...

It's not about whether the bike is cheap or expensive. It's a matter of whether you like this bike or not. If you hate your current bike- you are not going to be riding it much. If you like the...
09-11-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 801
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Any color other than black. And especially not...

Any color other than black. And especially not flat black.
09-09-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 836
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Good tools make fixing bikes way more enjoyable....

Good tools make fixing bikes way more enjoyable. But the first thing I would recommend, is a good sturdy bike stand!
09-08-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,776
Posted By icemilkcoffee

First things first: Why doesn’t it close?...

First things first:

Why doesn’t it close? Can you open and close it by hand?

Also if you won’t have a job in 3 weeks then now is the wrong time to be shopping for a bike. Now is the right time...
09-07-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,607
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I got your twin: ...

I got your twin:
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It still has its original wheels...
09-07-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By icemilkcoffee

You shouldn't have to stop yourself when the deal...

You shouldn't have to stop yourself when the deal is this good!
08-30-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 451
Posted By icemilkcoffee

You know what, maybe that's it. I kind of assumed...

You know what, maybe that's it. I kind of assumed it was with the fork. But maybe 2343g was just the frame alone. 2343g seems too heavy for a 54cm 531 frame, but 1630 does seem too light.
08-28-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,030
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The Treefort site listed two spindle lengths: 113...

The Treefort site listed two spindle lengths: 113 and 118. These are for the 68 and 73mm BB shells respectively. Wider spindle for wider BB. Narrower spindle for narrower BB. It’s that simple.
08-26-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,727
Posted By icemilkcoffee

After Shimano came out with brifters in '91, the...

After Shimano came out with brifters in '91, the hoods became the default riding position. With each generation of brifters, you can see the top of the brifter become more and more beefy and...
08-26-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 890
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Donate to your local library.

Donate to your local library.
08-26-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,727
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Are your bars rotated so the hoods are either...

Are your bars rotated so the hoods are either horizontal to the ground or pointing slightly up?...
08-23-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,657
Posted By icemilkcoffee

At some point all those e-bikes will need their...

At some point all those e-bikes will need their batteries replaced. Get in on the ground floor and start figuring out how to do that.
08-23-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The very first thing you need to find out, is...

The very first thing you need to find out, is whether a quill stem will even fit into that hole. If your steerer is made of steel then a 25.4mm quill stem will probably fit there. Keep in mind that...
08-20-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By icemilkcoffee

If you just want to go to 7 speed, there is no...

If you just want to go to 7 speed, there is no need to mess with the frame. Just swap to a 7 speed HG hub. The RSX, RX100, 105 and 600 groups all had 7 speed HG hubs in 126mm width. Another option is...
08-20-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,657
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I could be wrong, but I think the highest income...

I could be wrong, but I think the highest income job at the bike shop is the bike fitter.
If you ski, you would know how important the boot fitter is, especially when you get older. I see a parallel...
08-18-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The Nishiki NFS has a reversed seat collar and...

The Nishiki NFS has a reversed seat collar and cage mounts behind the seatpost though:

...
08-13-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Totally OK to use any material steerer tube in...

Totally OK to use any material steerer tube in any material frame.
No need to grease steerer tube regardless of material.
carbon paste is typically used between the stem clamp and the handlebar.
08-10-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The Claris R2000 (2X8 drivetrain) uses a...

The Claris R2000 (2X8 drivetrain) uses a different pull ratio for the FD than the older Shimano 8 speeds drivetrains. The R2000 FD is similar to the Tiagra 4700 which has a different pull ratio than...
08-03-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 925
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Niterider Sentry Aero: ...

Niterider Sentry Aero:
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Good visibility from the side as well as...
07-26-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,755
Posted By icemilkcoffee

When I started cycling last year I followed a lot...

When I started cycling last year I followed a lot of websites' recommendation and leaned forward with a flat back. I got numbness as soon as I went past 20 miles. I found that you cannot just...
07-13-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I tried to run a 10sp chain on an 8 speed drive...

I tried to run a 10sp chain on an 8 speed drive train - the chain gets stuck between the chain rings. The same 10 sp chain worked fine on my son's 9 sp drivetrain though. So there is enough slop...
07-07-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,864
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The GMC Denali was actually a very desireable...

The GMC Denali was actually a very desireable upscale trim for the GMC trucks, that at one point had AWD , 4wheel steering (which worked well!), and a plastic truck bed (which also worked well)...
07-04-21, 01:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,106
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I would go as far as to say 1987 was the...

I would go as far as to say 1987 was the watershed year. That was the last year that all the large manufacturers all had a full line of steel road bikes. After that Trek, Schwinn, Specialized, etc,...
07-02-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 844
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Assuming you are not too concerned about looking...

Assuming you are not too concerned about looking weird- tie a bungie cord from the back of your helmet to the back of your saddle.
06-29-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 9,308
Posted By icemilkcoffee

You know that's not true. There is a reason why...

You know that's not true. There is a reason why you have a 16.1lb Rossetti bike, right?
For a given amount of wattage, the newer bike will go faster because it has less air drag, and accelerate...
06-29-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 9,308
Posted By icemilkcoffee

As an interesting aside- there just wasn't a...

As an interesting aside- there just wasn't a whole lot of innovations with the bicycle, between saying 1950 to 1980. This was the TdF winning bike from 1947:...
06-22-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By icemilkcoffee

You can look up the specs for your parts here: ...

You can look up the specs for your parts here:
si.shimano.com

For example- your RD7700:
https://si.shimano.com/api/publish/storage/pdf/en/si/5TJ1G/SI-5TJ1G-000-00-ENG.pdf
It says the largest...
06-20-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The tubeless ready rim has a ‘shelf’ under the...

The tubeless ready rim has a ‘shelf’ under the bead. Look at the cross section of this tubeless rim:
...
06-19-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,628
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Microshift is tried and true. Micronew appears to...

Microshift is tried and true. Micronew appears to be a knock-off of Microshift. Just stick with the tried and true. I installed Microshift R9 shifters (which are functionally similar to the R7) onto...
06-15-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,872
Posted By icemilkcoffee

What's wrong with the 5 bikes you already have?

What's wrong with the 5 bikes you already have?
06-12-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 457
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Nice! Is that a Terry pantographed quill stem? ...

Nice! Is that a Terry pantographed quill stem?
I’m surprised to see 650a wheels on there. Kind of an odd ball size. Georgina Terry still sells 650c tires on her site so I thought she built her mid...
06-11-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 10,050
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Somebody better back up that whole Sheldon Brown...

Somebody better back up that whole Sheldon Brown encyclopedia of bike arcanery before it's gone.
06-10-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By icemilkcoffee

SpeedofLite posted a Bicycle magazine review of...

SpeedofLite posted a Bicycle magazine review of this bike:
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1226632-road-test-bike-review-1988-buyers-guide-nishiki-univega-trek.html

BTW these bikes are...
06-09-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 699
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Looks like you have SPD shoes and SPD pedals. You...

Looks like you have SPD shoes and SPD pedals. You are good to go.
Just take those bolts off the front of the shoes unless you want your wife raining hell on you for scraping up the floor!
06-09-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9,959
Views: 1,125,178
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Yup. Up until the late 80's 'triathlon' was...

Yup. Up until the late 80's 'triathlon' was mostly a marketing term. The only difference between a 'triathlon' bike and a regular road bike was that the 'tri' bike had clincher tires whereas the road...
06-07-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,816
Posted By icemilkcoffee

But the OP was inquiring about road bikes. ...

But the OP was inquiring about road bikes.


Do you understand the concept of 'the exception proves the rule'? If you had to go to great lengths to find an exception to some rule, that means that...
06-06-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The Lotus Aero Sport is lovely. It actually has...

The Lotus Aero Sport is lovely. It actually has ovalized lugs to go with the aero tubing. Too bad it uses a grub screw to secure that precious aero seatpost.
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