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12-01-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 325
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Agreed. I don't like the idea of filing a lugged...

Agreed. I don't like the idea of filing a lugged fork crown. A unicrown fork I am OK with filing.
They are options for a cushier riding tire without going to 28's - like the open tubular clincher...
12-01-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 181
Posted By icemilkcoffee

3 options: 1. buy a 7 speed freehub body...

3 options:
1. buy a 7 speed freehub body (https://www.ebay.com/itm/165719476270) and 137mm axle from Ebay:...
11-30-22, 11:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 325
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Do the usual trick of slipping a 3mm allen wrench...

Do the usual trick of slipping a 3mm allen wrench in there to see how much clearance you have.
11-30-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 72,792
Views: 11,825,732
Posted By icemilkcoffee

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I shouldn’t even put this one up here since it looks...
11-30-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 577
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Oh crap! That's a big loss for the C&V community....

Oh crap! That's a big loss for the C&V community. Will there any another outfit like this? Will they sell their digitized patterns so somebody else could continue making these decals?
11-29-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 350
Posted By icemilkcoffee

28's should fit on the unicrown Ironman frames...

28's should fit on the unicrown Ironman frames with ease.
11-29-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 476
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Kinlin rims: ...

Kinlin rims:
https://thecycleclinic.co.uk/collections/rims/products/kinlin-xr22t-rt-rims-in-silver-700c
Available in various drillings, both symmetrical and assymetrical, and tubeless ready.
11-29-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 279
Posted By icemilkcoffee

A lot of the Mavic MTB UST rims have 17-19mm...

A lot of the Mavic MTB UST rims have 17-19mm internal widths. If you go by WTB's guideline, you pretty much can't run any MTB tires on these MTB specific rims.
11-29-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 544
Posted By icemilkcoffee

If yuo are in the UK, you should also check out...

If yuo are in the UK, you should also check out retrobike.co.uk, which is a UK based classic bike forum. It is more MTB biased though. Whereas here the focus is largely on road bikes.
11-28-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 232
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Yeah. Why didn't you just put the narrower tire...

Yeah. Why didn't you just put the narrower tire on the original wheel?
11-27-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 72,792
Views: 11,825,732
Posted By icemilkcoffee

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/s_l1600_71c2fc7f278c440c46f9b14d7273e199ab909734.jpg
54cm ALAN cyclocross frame. Seller is offering $379 at the moment. $116 shipping...
11-27-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,844
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Just for sheets and grins I tried to remove the...

Just for sheets and grins I tried to remove the valve core off of a Pirelli TPU tube, and same thing- despite there being flats on the core . It will not budge. I guess that’s just how these plastic...
11-26-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,844
Posted By icemilkcoffee

on the Aliexpress listing it says ‘removable...

on the Aliexpress listing it says ‘removable valve’ though. Typically the non-removable valves don’t even have the flats there. This one has the flats. It just won’t loosen.
11-25-22, 11:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,668
Posted By icemilkcoffee

It's so great to hear from somebody who had...

It's so great to hear from somebody who had worked on this bike originally! This bike has a lot of interesting details. The top tube cable pass thru actually has cable stops inside. It was real fun...
11-25-22, 11:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 321
Posted By icemilkcoffee

So you guys don't reverse direction between the...

So you guys don't reverse direction between the drops and the tops? Is that whole figure-8 thing out of fashion now?
11-25-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 321
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I actually use the technique he recommends in...

I actually use the technique he recommends in 8:11 (the non-figure-8 figure-8), but it most certainly does cover up some holes. Basically you are pulling up a bar tape's width worth of tape over the...
11-25-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 321
Posted By icemilkcoffee

How do you do the figure-8 bar wrapping, without...

How do you do the figure-8 bar wrapping, without covering up those locations?
11-25-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,844
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Today I tried to unscrew the valve core from my...

Today I tried to unscrew the valve core from my RideNow TPU tube, and it absolutely, resolutely will not budge. I even had the valve stem in a bench vice and tried to unscrew it like that, and all I...
11-25-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 321
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Brifter hoods and bar tape issue

I was putting these Claris R2030 brifters on my bike and I notice that there are a bunch of protrusions on the inside of the brifter hoods:
...
11-25-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,668
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I put the bike together today: ...

I put the bike together today:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/2ae044f3_4ac6_450b_b5f8_7f6b73b884e4_a5ed61cce48ada9832c4d58950a2ae10a7aa76ff.jpeg
This is one long...
11-24-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,668
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I got this ‘97 Aero Comp frame a few months back....

I got this ‘97 Aero Comp frame a few months back. I am going to put it together this weekend.
...
11-24-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 534
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I'm surprised it has a 120mm dropout considering...

I'm surprised it has a 120mm dropout considering it's from 1981. But yeah- this would be the perfect frame to go single speed!
11-24-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 72,792
Views: 11,825,732
Posted By icemilkcoffee

NOS Suntour Winner Pro 6sp freewheel 13-24t $25 ...

NOS Suntour Winner Pro 6sp freewheel 13-24t $25
https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bop/d/woodland-nos-suntour-winner-pro/7555692961.html
no mention of whether this is Ultra or not. If this is an...
11-23-22, 11:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 534
Posted By icemilkcoffee

That pinstripping! What groupset are you going to...

That pinstripping! What groupset are you going to hang on there?
11-23-22, 11:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Yes I know. These were known as soft structure...

Yes I know. These were known as soft structure carbon wheels. The carbon is a flexible fairing. BUT it's not just for aerodynamics as most people assume. It strengthens the aluminum hoop by 300%...
11-23-22, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I guess I'll just sprinkle them all over the...

I guess I'll just sprinkle them all over the Christmas tree
11-23-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Can anyone ID these soft structure carbon wheels?

Somebody is selling this wheelset locally:
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x720/mystery_wheels_6f7366a50930d8bb1a4b73fa4c719d2d980663f1.jpg
The hubs don't look like HED,...
11-23-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 161
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Just throw these garbage caliper brakes in the...

Just throw these garbage caliper brakes in the trash where they belong. The coaster brake is perfectly fine. My kids had Specialized Hotrock bikes when they were little, and I threw away the caliper...
11-23-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 475
Posted By icemilkcoffee

If they are mostly road bikes, and the handlebar...

If they are mostly road bikes, and the handlebar heights and seat heights are roughly the same, then do this: find two long pipes or sticks. Lay one across all the handlebars and zip-tie the tops of...
11-23-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 72,792
Views: 11,825,732
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Crap!!! I was sure it was on the Bay...

Crap!!! I was sure it was on the Bay Area/Sac/Merced CL. But I checked again just now and I just cannot find it again! It must have sold.
11-23-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Veloplugs rant

I got some red (small) veloplugs. They are too small for my son's MTB rim, as expected. Now I tried to put them in an Araya CT-19N rim. They absolutely will not go in. Then I tried it on a Mavic MA-2...
11-22-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 72,792
Views: 11,825,732
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Gitane with 653 tubing 58cm $350 ...

Gitane with 653 tubing 58cm $350
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/675x900/gitane_653_58cm_07e2216c7b89521cda3e4806c352b1f94e80ae29.jpg...
11-22-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Trying to tape up a TLR rim to make it air tight...

Trying to tape up a TLR rim to make it air tight is not a trivial matter. Most of the time you end up with small leaks that can be plugged with the sealant. But sometimes the leak is too big for...
Forum: Commuting
11-22-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I have this exact inflator from Amazon. It works...

I have this exact inflator from Amazon. It works fine for Schrader, but just does not work well AT ALL for presta. I ended up using a presta adapter on the occasions that I need to pump up presta...
11-22-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 654
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The cogs are all contoured to facilitate going...

The cogs are all contoured to facilitate going from one cog to the neighboring cog. it's a matched set. You cannot just mix and match them. Also- jumping from 11T to 21T is a big jump. The...
11-22-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 901
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Where did this come from? It doesn't look right...

Where did this come from? It doesn't look right at all. If you trace that red line representing the 25mm on the widest rim, vs the white line representing the same 25mm tire on the narrowest rim,...
11-18-22, 11:04 PM
Replies: 72,792
Views: 11,825,732
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Here is a rare one. Miyata track bike $400 ...

Here is a rare one. Miyata track bike $400
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/828x1792/b4e2613e9c77433485e956dc476b3e03_ce925c09616202e813b6bac68091d2ea458b1768.jpg...
11-18-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,525
Posted By icemilkcoffee

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x1200/s_l1600_12f0c2d986a42c4e4717bb93731d1163155e2913.jpg
Even if you left out those screws the cassette would function perfectly fine.
11-18-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 278
Posted By icemilkcoffee

pic assist: ...

pic assist:
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That is a flawless...
11-18-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 72,792
Views: 11,825,732
Posted By icemilkcoffee

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Nishiki Cresta $150...
11-18-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 72,792
Views: 11,825,732
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Shimano 600 stem 120mm ...

Shimano 600 stem 120mm

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/506x900/a57ac726_7536_4fc3_89d7_fa9bad331fcb_db8215ed231ae1f0faa58717272c315f694de14a.jpeg
$30...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,006
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I ended up installing a Sunlite rack and...

I ended up installing a Sunlite rack and ziptie’ing a Wald basket to it:
...
11-18-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Not mine but this Centurion LeMans with 650c...

Not mine but this Centurion LeMans with 650c wheels has been on our local CL for some time:
...
11-16-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 919
Posted By icemilkcoffee

There are two issues with cycling with...

There are two issues with cycling with prescription glasses:
1. wind comes around the edges and makes your eyes water
2. when you are hunched over, the top of the frame is blocking your view.
...
11-16-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 868
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Yes that is what a logical person would do. But...

Yes that is what a logical person would do. But this frame is in really great shape and this bike in general has been the bike I fiddle with more than any of my other bikes, so it feels wrong for me...
11-16-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 740
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The Ebay listing sounded pretty cut and dry to...

The Ebay listing sounded pretty cut and dry to me. If he was passing along what he was told, he should have said something like "I have been told that this is a Mexico frame, however there is no...
11-16-22, 02:45 AM
Replies: 72,792
Views: 11,825,732
Posted By icemilkcoffee

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/675x900/volpe_101834b7027aff072b44c56c6a392818098181d5.jpg
$200 Bianchi Volpe
https://monterey.craigslist.org/bik/7542771497.html
11-15-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 868
Posted By icemilkcoffee

A-ha! Good find!

A-ha! Good find!
11-15-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 72,792
Views: 11,825,732
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Twofer! Centurion Semi Pro + Schwinn Super Sport...

Twofer! Centurion Semi Pro + Schwinn Super Sport = $350
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1008x756/59be2150066044cea21f4a61ea28e868_c2ffc57297b78c6cee77023dbf88b75018e9f478.jpg...
11-15-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 472
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Is this really a known issue? Also- my...

Is this really a known issue? Also- my understanding is that the top tube is not heavily stressed, unlike say the headtube, the shifter mount locations, the ST/BB junction, etc, which are known high...
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