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07-20-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,548
Posted By easyupbug

Great project, welds you show look nice, please...

Great project, welds you show look nice, please post your results. When working in heavy industry I did vendor evaluation in the PRC for several years. If you need massive titanium pumps for your...
07-18-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By easyupbug

Those are small and not in a highly visible spot...

Those are small and not in a highly visible spot so I agree with clear nail polish or better clear coat touch up. If rotated chip up for gravity to help I have had good luck with dabbed clear coat...
07-17-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 426
Posted By easyupbug

I have used 303 Aerospace Protectant for years...

I have used 303 Aerospace Protectant for years now, it is a water based dressing for vinyl, plastics, rubber, and leather. There are others out there, B.E.S.T. Rubber Roof Cleaner/Protectant is...
07-15-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 297
Posted By easyupbug

I come from industrial maintenance and found...

I come from industrial maintenance and found sometimes it is mad science and unfortunately sometimes it turns out to be mad science spin. But when it's a well established company with a reputation...
07-15-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 297
Posted By easyupbug

My son-in-law racer swears by Nix Frix Shun the...

My son-in-law racer swears by Nix Frix Shun the UK outfit and I suspect this is there lube plus a leather conditioner. I rotate religiously through bikes so do a lot of pumping and add a couple...
07-11-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By easyupbug

The above is good advice. I gifted all three...

The above is good advice. I gifted all three daughters when they left home the highly rated Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Maintenance for their road bikes and they have done well. He also has an...
07-11-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 717
Posted By easyupbug

I think I might be or at least like to think I...

I think I might be or at least like to think I might be in RiddleOfSteel's camp on this interesting subject. That said, I posted this over on the +50 forum, 65-85+ thread when we were asked why so...
07-05-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 690
Posted By easyupbug

Good advice from Nessism, another good sealer is...

Good advice from Nessism, another good sealer is Wolfgang MetallWerk Concours Metal Sealant.
07-04-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By easyupbug

If you build more than a few wheels the handy...

If you build more than a few wheels the handy convenience of Roger's design is hard to beat: https://www.wheelpro.co.uk/support/dishing-tool.php
His book on wheel building is outstanding.
07-04-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 356
Posted By easyupbug

There is a reason Park Tool only has one grade of...

There is a reason Park Tool only has one grade of squeeze tube anti-seize and that's because it will do all you need for bike, unless maybe you leave it outside year round on the coast were you could...
07-04-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2,957
Views: 719,003
Posted By easyupbug

I religiously rotate through my collection;...

I religiously rotate through my collection; everyone of my bikes was hand-crafted by artisans with things like carefully brazed and tapered lugs, many thinned by craftsmen and craftswomen with files....
07-02-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2,957
Views: 719,003
Posted By easyupbug

Now 70 I have been raising bars over the last...

Now 70 I have been raising bars over the last year. Gonna get down from 20+ to nearly 10 due to not being able to bear to stick tall stems on my Italians....
07-01-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,227
Posted By easyupbug

My Vitus came with a beautiful DA areo post that...

My Vitus came with a beautiful DA areo post that would look great with those lovely slim seat stays. I thought my aero graced the frame so well I switched from a seat bag to a storage bag in the...
07-01-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,227
Posted By easyupbug

If in good shape a 25mm seat post can be valuable...

If in good shape a 25mm seat post can be valuable to Zeus, Alan as well as Vitus riders. List it for sale.
06-21-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 699
Posted By easyupbug

Nlerner, thank you. I am thinking my 70 year old...

Nlerner, thank you. I am thinking my 70 year old body could use some easier rides. I have a '98 Zurich that has not been touched in years and we summer in the Bighorn Mtn foothills where the roads...
06-14-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 678
Posted By easyupbug

You need more frames, lovely and sweet shifting...

You need more frames, lovely and sweet shifting groupset.
06-02-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 577
Posted By easyupbug

I use my MIG welder but this is much cleaner. ...

I use my MIG welder but this is much cleaner. Looking like it even leaves a slight taper, where as the MIG can leave a slight ball on the end I sometimes have to cut off to pull through housing.
05-15-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 670
Posted By easyupbug

In our experience after flushing with WD the...

In our experience after flushing with WD the bearings have no grease and T-9 is a wax not a grease, which while fine for some time in an open chain is far from ideal for bearings and races over the...
05-10-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 494
Posted By easyupbug

Nope, previous owner got the recall nice looking...

Nope, previous owner got the recall nice looking Tange TF-R fork thanks to Yamaha. He enjoyed the bike so much when 7400 came out with brake/shifters he had a full DA group, hubs and all put on it....
05-09-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 494
Posted By easyupbug

I am restoring a Viscount said to be a 1975 which...

I am restoring a Viscount said to be a 1975 which appears to have the same blue painted panels as your catalog for my granddaughter (w/ recall replacement Tange).
05-07-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,466
Posted By easyupbug

Thanks Murray Missile, you brought back wonderful...

Thanks Murray Missile, you brought back wonderful memories. Wish I kept and had not stripped down my 1948 JC Higgins to race through the desert with my buddies. Might need to rethink my collection,...
05-01-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,227
Posted By easyupbug

Always in my daily rider rotation, Vitus polish...

Always in my daily rider rotation, Vitus polish up nicely and the only aluminum frame I have ever appreciated:...
04-30-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,213
Posted By easyupbug

Other than owning a few and always checking them...

Other than owning a few and always checking them out when I get a chance I am far from a Pinarello expert; I see nothing in the frame that says Pinarello and as said the fork screams Japanese to me. ...
03-23-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By easyupbug

Sure looks the dark silver of TI rather than...

Sure looks the dark silver of TI rather than light silver of Al and looks to have the harder surface of Ti with far fewer signs of use (scratches, rubs, etc.) than an Al frame as well as the typical...
03-15-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By easyupbug

I picked the Imron metallic and truned it over to...

I picked the Imron metallic and truned it over to Andy.
03-15-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By easyupbug

For Merziac - Colin Laing Reynolds 753

Took a few phone snaps on today's ride. One of my more interesting bike rescues. Bought for the 8 speed DA groupset stuffed in a 126mm frame that was unridable. Groupset is as you see it other than...
03-15-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,547
Posted By easyupbug

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Right sized my shop.
03-08-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 22,825
Posted By easyupbug

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,080
Posted By easyupbug

Wow, tire rotation. 70 years in Southern AZ has...

Wow, tire rotation. 70 years in Southern AZ has taught and reinforced many times (everything has thorns/spines) that even I can bring a blown rear tire to a safe stop. Loosing steering control with a...
02-16-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 971
Posted By easyupbug

Bicycle Research makes a special tool for a bent...

Bicycle Research makes a special tool for a bent chainring but I have used an adjustable wrench or a large screwdriver to pry it over straight.
Good luck fining a new one if needed.
02-07-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,122
Posted By easyupbug

I have arthritis in my knees and a torn meniscus...

I have arthritis in my knees and a torn meniscus knee injury in my youth before they got good at my type tear. In my 70s without issues I use pedals/cleats with ideally 6 of float, minimum tension...
02-05-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 717
Posted By easyupbug

I agree with the above but can site one...

I agree with the above but can site one exception. Years ago I bought the inventory of a neighborhood shade tree mechanic, it included box full of maybe 20 used cassettes. They must have been pulled...
01-30-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,050
Posted By easyupbug

Even if you could get a framebuilder to try...

Even if you could get a framebuilder to try "minor" fixes, which I doubt, the brazing will damage the finish for sure. You can spend hundreds getting new tubes and paint but the Cromovelato is...
01-28-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,980
Posted By easyupbug

Red rubber works on mine as well: ...

Red rubber works on mine as well:
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01-28-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By easyupbug

Send me your email and I will forward photos this...

Send me your email and I will forward photos this AM.
01-26-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,856
Posted By easyupbug

Yes that is Al oxide and as said above it is the...

Yes that is Al oxide and as said above it is the cause of the failure. No doubt more common on trainers but cyclists that have the tape get wet from sweat over time have crashed with similar...
01-23-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 836
Posted By easyupbug

You just need to be patient, I have gotten...

You just need to be patient, I have gotten Cyclomondo decals from Australia faster than Velocals.
01-23-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,388
Posted By easyupbug

For my Arizona bikes I use gatorskins as...

For my Arizona bikes I use gatorskins as everything that grows has thorns and as said above until they get some miles are very hard to deal with and I have arthritis in my hands so carry one of these...
01-23-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,278
Posted By easyupbug

While not a bike mechanic I ran a maintenance...

While not a bike mechanic I ran a maintenance organization with 260 pieces of mobile equipment from a few laboratory bikes to Cat D10 dozers and can tell you what I saw in our top mechanics,...
01-23-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By easyupbug

I agree with everything above and I am near a...

I agree with everything above and I am near a town of a half million folks and am lucky to have enough room to keep parts. I can usually cobble together a usable frame with parts from various...
01-16-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,829
Posted By easyupbug

It will pay dividends.

It will pay dividends.
01-16-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By easyupbug

As well said above flushing and re-lube almost...

As well said above flushing and re-lube almost always works for this issue, if you need visuals there is lots on you tube, first I pulled up just now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzLxyrVQ_00
01-12-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,130
Posted By easyupbug

I see OP is in SoCal and if along the coast I...

I see OP is in SoCal and if along the coast I offer canklecat's procedure could be important. I have rounded an aluminum nipple on my daughter's Portland bike and even one down in Southern AZ that...
01-10-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,464
Posted By easyupbug

Looks like nice job, it should serve you well. ...

Looks like nice job, it should serve you well. I usually use just a single coat and then reapply as hands/gloves wear down the shellac after cleaning with soft toothbrush, mild soap and good rinse....
01-10-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By easyupbug

Your levers are Shimano M-140 / MA-100, the...

Your levers are Shimano M-140 / MA-100, the first generation of Dura Ace. Don't think you can find any stock and if you did would need $$$ but I used Cane Creek Dia-Compe Non-Aero hoods and the fit...
01-08-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,971
Posted By easyupbug

We have an unspoken agreement, wife rules the...

We have an unspoken agreement, wife rules the house and my bikes and I rule here:...
12-29-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,631
Posted By easyupbug

I...

I (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/dsnyc1-531784.html)f your bike is orange it is a 1997 with True Temper chromoly not Reynolds 853. I don't know what market you are in but I think some of the...
12-25-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 42,241
Posted By easyupbug

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I have three of Andy's bikes and like them all,...
12-18-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,311
Posted By easyupbug

Wow, wow, glad it is in your hands.

Wow, wow, glad it is in your hands.
12-15-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 956
Posted By easyupbug

If you have got one of Grant Petersen's MB-0, ...

If you have got one of Grant Petersen's MB-0, XO-1, or other lower number models you may have something worth attempting but if not I would agree with the above cautions.
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