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10-07-23, 07:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,402
Posted By Soody

If you're gonna scrap everything which is...

If you're gonna scrap everything which is moderately sketchy then you're gonna be scrapping a lot of good rideable bikes than ordinary people enjoy.
Every wheel the brake track is past the wear...
09-06-23, 02:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,300
Posted By Soody

Building a shed is pretty fun. I did this one...

Building a shed is pretty fun.
I did this one for our bach a few years ago. I had never done concreting or framing before, infact i can barely saw straight.
...
08-23-23, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8,293
Views: 3,063,014
Posted By Soody

Fillet brazed Columbus MS mystery project....

Fillet brazed Columbus MS mystery project. Apparently likely built by Francis Quillon, and might be a Geliano (French).
Ride is fantastic- smooth and fast.
...
08-23-23, 06:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By Soody

In your pic is a modern hyperglide hub which is...

In your pic is a modern hyperglide hub which is the current standard.
You may have bought a uniglide hub which is archaic and defunct.
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/k7.html#uniglide

Sheldon's...
08-10-23, 08:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 598
Posted By Soody

I actually don't mind zip ties for this. P-clamps...

I actually don't mind zip ties for this. P-clamps are not very stiff either. Sure zip ties can break, but it takes a long time, and then you just replace them, no sweat.

small note on p-clamps:...
08-09-23, 08:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,519
Posted By Soody

Portland Design Works Owl Cage. (got it with a...

Portland Design Works Owl Cage. (got it with a box of other stuff from a closed down bike store). ...
08-09-23, 08:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,519
Posted By Soody

Rode it for a few hours last night on wet roads. ...

Rode it for a few hours last night on wet roads.
It's got a beautiful plush ride.
Comfortable and stable but still feels fast/ nimble.
Climbs well. Descends well. Braking is excellent. Shifting...
08-08-23, 02:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,519
Posted By Soody

finished kinda this thing rides -awesome- ...

finished kinda
this thing rides -awesome-


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07-22-23, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 393
Posted By Soody

Yeah that front shifter sucks. I have one i got...

Yeah that front shifter sucks. I have one i got off aliexpress. Yours might be fake too. The rear one is ok.

Stem shifters work well as friction thumbies. 1" quill and mtb bar grip area is the...
07-19-23, 08:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,519
Posted By Soody

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/vzsa8vm_518826f1a7de2ff64a0054469988cd10968887b3.jpg...
07-19-23, 07:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,519
Posted By Soody

discovered a crack in the 25.0 campagnolo...

discovered a crack in the 25.0 campagnolo seatpost
thanks to 1simplexnut (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/1simplexnut-378960.html) for supplying a replacement in this rare size
this one has...
05-03-23, 09:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,257
Posted By Soody

serial no: 56884 so...

serial no: 56884

so 1984?https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/exd5ihh_5f59256849c60269009c725109fd99196bc390a1.jpg
04-28-23, 09:34 PM
Replies: 8,293
Views: 3,063,014
Posted By Soody

Beautiful bike! nothing beats a nice day in...

Beautiful bike! nothing beats a nice day in Wellington either
04-28-23, 09:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,257
Posted By Soody

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/n47gkyd_4d222fa298eceb66565237d4ef901235c7af8c79.jpg
04-28-23, 08:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By Soody

Rene Herse designates schwalbe 26" tubes for 650b...

Rene Herse designates schwalbe 26" tubes for 650b
https://www.renehersecycles.com/shop/components/tires/650b/tubes-for-650b-tires/

I think actually you could use any narrower 26" tube. They all...
04-28-23, 08:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,257
Posted By Soody

80s Mercian? Patina

Picked this up for $2 yesterday.
Would love some info/opinions about it
I always thought mercians were super cool and have half considered buying a new one before.

As for the plan... I thought...
03-15-23, 07:21 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,543
Posted By Soody

Raleigh Randonneur project I have. Quite a lovely...

Raleigh Randonneur project I have. Quite a lovely bike with some interesting spec, but needs a lot of work.
Gonna call it a touring bike because it says tourer on it.
...
02-08-23, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3,765
Views: 461,146
Posted By Soody

Those all appear to be from like 20 years ago......

Those all appear to be from like 20 years ago... I don't know why you would buy a vintage helmet.
They have actually changed too, we got MIPS now. Supposed to help.

Imo the most critical thing...
02-06-23, 10:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,142
Posted By Soody

To add to this, if your crank does require an...

To add to this, if your crank does require an asymmetric spindle, you can get a 73mm bottom bracket. Then you have 5mm of spacers to mimic that asymmetry.

I also recommend you look for the UN-55...
01-24-23, 05:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,360
Posted By Soody

Have you got a thin film of grease on the mating...

Have you got a thin film of grease on the mating parts and the bolt thread? Will help it tighten and not creak.
I think it's fine. Agree to put a small beer can shim in there, maybe just in the...
01-24-23, 05:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,626
Posted By Soody

The steel isn't going anywhere. It'll be years...

The steel isn't going anywhere. It'll be years and years before rust does any real damage. Aesthetically, it's just a look. I'd happily ride it as a beater.
It's beyond touching up imo. Repaint...
01-22-23, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 875
Posted By Soody

Also the irony is that if they actually suck it's...

Also the irony is that if they actually suck it's likely you bought fake fookers because fookers are supposed to be quite good.
01-22-23, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By Soody

pic: ...

pic:
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01-22-23, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By Soody

Y​​​​ep, worst case scenario, you break it....

Y​​​​ep, worst case scenario, you break it. That's better than it breaking you.
01-22-23, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By Soody

pic assist: ...

pic assist:
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01-22-23, 07:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 811
Posted By Soody

Yeah, he was the man, and i've learnt and...

Yeah, he was the man, and i've learnt and continue to learn a lot from his excellent website and writing.

Someone who doesn't sometimes spout nonsense probably isn't very interesting.
01-15-23, 07:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 811
Posted By Soody

One of them was an engineer and the other one...

One of them was an engineer and the other one sold ball bearings, take your pick.
01-14-23, 07:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,035
Posted By Soody

Yep that's basically what I do too. Check it's...

Yep that's basically what I do too. Check it's snug. Not trying to drive it on further but just hand right down by the socket on the wrench give it a little push. For 5 rides maybe.
1/20 maybe...
01-14-23, 07:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,389
Posted By Soody

I think that colorscheme and those decals are...

I think that colorscheme and those decals are extremely cool and second just touching it up, or atleast scrape a few areas to decide how bad it is. Powder you would probably lose detail on the lugs...
01-14-23, 06:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,035
Posted By Soody

Brandt's take on this issue has always infuriated...

Brandt's take on this issue has always infuriated me. He doesn't actually explain what to do about the problem. So, crank arms can squirm up the taper, you lose preload of the bolt, retightening can...
01-12-23, 06:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,086
Posted By Soody

Absolutely gorgeous frame. Any of those groupsets...

Absolutely gorgeous frame. Any of those groupsets would look good. To me the critical thing is having silver spokes and silver hubs.
01-10-23, 04:55 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 27,022
Posted By Soody

'major taylor stem'

'major taylor stem'
01-07-23, 05:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,543
Posted By Soody

When I toured the South Island in 2016 I didn't...

When I toured the South Island in 2016 I didn't use a smart phone for navigation. I'd just get the local paper map from a gas station in each new area. It's great putting a map down and asking locals...
Forum: BMX
01-04-23, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,196
Posted By Soody

will do

will do
Forum: BMX
01-02-23, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,196
Posted By Soody

Apollo Freestyle? What have I got?

I rescued this bike from the dump today.
Seems pretty cool to me, but I know nothing about BMXs

Can anyone give me some more info about the bike, age, relative level of quality, etc?
The rear...
12-22-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,183
Posted By Soody

I built this shed at our bach a couple years ago ...

I built this shed at our bach a couple years ago

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/f1of5vn_e798dc82a08e3f3a0ec2493480ed9f9e112b8f6f.jpg...
12-20-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,182
Posted By Soody

This isn't a defect, it's an eccentric washer.

This isn't a defect, it's an eccentric washer.
12-17-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 889
Posted By Soody

I wish. It's an emmelle dolomite. ...

I wish.
It's an emmelle dolomite.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/rp5t6us_a2f116d4e18b5dfee6048401f6f77f185762bc97.jpg
12-16-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 604
Posted By Soody

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x415/jan_panaracer_engineerslr_600x415_249f87e2e928509ba9155a92912d80944c3eda3c.jpg
-panaracer lads ...
12-15-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 889
Posted By Soody

Yep there's a 'mountain LX' group that's like...

Yep there's a 'mountain LX' group that's like that as well. Can be deceptive because it kinda looks like XT, but ime it's heavy and sloppy and the brake levers are plastic crap.

...
12-14-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By Soody

I like the colour as well

I like the colour as well
12-14-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By Soody

My guess is late 80s mid range model. Crankset...

My guess is late 80s mid range model. Crankset and brakes likely original. Groupset has been modernised with 8 speed Sora, which is not great. It has the crappy thumb button STI shifters and a...
12-13-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By Soody

Sorry I misread you. No you cannot. You have to...

Sorry I misread you. No you cannot. You have to remove the inner cable. You can leave the outer in place. Often, the inner cable will be frayed where it clamped, and impossible to re-insert, so you...
12-13-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By Soody

Yes. However cable housing is very cheap and this...

Yes. However cable housing is very cheap and this is a good time to replace it. At the least, inspect both ends of the housing for wear, and test a cable through it to see how much friction it has....
12-11-22, 05:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 657
Posted By Soody

Worldrider

new bike:

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/c19mw8d_fece15cf7f3e81b2a51631b0a3059a90951163a6.jpg...
12-10-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,839
Posted By Soody

Cinelli isn't exactly the grail marque it used to...

Cinelli isn't exactly the grail marque it used to be. They moved downmarket during the 00s fixie craze and now produce some pretty cheap/garish bikes, although garish is part of the italian charm,...
12-10-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,130
Posted By Soody

I just want to give a shoutout to Icetoolz I...

I just want to give a shoutout to Icetoolz
I have found their stuff, cone spanners, etc, to be equal or higher quality than park, at a lower price

Those Taiwanese mid-tier companies are the peak...
12-10-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By Soody

Absolutely beautiful bike btw. I love those...

Absolutely beautiful bike btw. I love those satanic cranks.
12-09-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,763
Posted By Soody

I think this could be schrodingers wheel where I...

I think this could be schrodingers wheel where I both cut the spokes and scrap it, and ride happily on it for years more
12-08-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By Soody

few more pics: ...

few more pics:
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/uqayltr_4db7ebced27665683d1001b8db32464dd604067f.jpg...
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