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12-01-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 775
Posted By smd4

Can I be on yours? Please?

Can I be on yours? Please?
12-01-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 775
Posted By smd4

DON'T FILE YOUR BIKE! Sheesh! Just use the tires...

DON'T FILE YOUR BIKE! Sheesh! Just use the tires that God meant this bike to have. Buy a different bike if this one is too uncomfortable for you.
12-01-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 775
Posted By smd4

Why would you ever want to put on anything larger...

Why would you ever want to put on anything larger than 25s?? It's a 1980s road bike, for cryin' out loud. Don't ruin it by trying to turn a Porshe into a Lincoln.
11-30-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,020
Posted By smd4

When I first saw the 7800 cranks, that’s when I...

When I first saw the 7800 cranks, that’s when I knew Dura Ace would never be as classy as the previous versions. They haven’t proven me wrong in the years since. The black rear derailleurs look like...
11-30-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,020
Posted By smd4

I picked up a 25th Anniversary headset locknut...

I picked up a 25th Anniversary headset locknut and top cone from eBay. Mirror polished compared to the milky polishing on the regular 7700 pieces. Probably will install them over the winter break.
11-30-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By smd4

I don't care for black bikes. But I have to make...

I don't care for black bikes. But I have to make an exception in this case. Damn. Excellent work.
11-29-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 556
Posted By smd4

Yep. I've seen members from Saudi Arabia; Great...

Yep. I've seen members from Saudi Arabia; Great Britan, Ukraine, and other places I can't think of off the top of my head.
11-28-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,902
Posted By smd4

The Bianchi L'Eroica and the Cinelli Supercorsa....

The Bianchi L'Eroica and the Cinelli Supercorsa. Both a bit pricy, however. But both are stunning.
11-28-22, 05:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 570
Posted By smd4

I’m wondering why a 1992 Bianchi seatpost would...

I’m wondering why a 1992 Bianchi seatpost would be rusty.

Were any still made of steel by that point?
11-26-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,267
Posted By smd4

Oh, right.:innocent:

Oh, right.:innocent:
11-26-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,267
Posted By smd4

What’s a 1Up nut??

What’s a 1Up nut??
11-26-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,267
Posted By smd4

If the shoe fits…

If the shoe fits…
11-26-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,267
Posted By smd4

Perhaps. Doesn’t change the fact that it looks...

Perhaps. Doesn’t change the fact that it looks stupid.
11-26-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,267
Posted By smd4

It just looks stupid. I wouldn’t close it in that...

It just looks stupid. I wouldn’t close it in that position even if I was just working on it.
11-26-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,267
Posted By smd4

Why would anyone ever tighten their front QR with...

Why would anyone ever tighten their front QR with the lever in that position??
11-26-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,267
Posted By smd4

Effectively negating the “quick release” function...

Effectively negating the “quick release” function entirely.
11-25-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,020
Posted By smd4

I’ve already mentioned the dust cap branding, but...

I’ve already mentioned the dust cap branding, but it looks like the crank bolts are Titanium too. Stunning. I don’t think we’ll see the likes of parts like these again.
11-25-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,267
Posted By smd4

A safety feature? Please. They’re annoying....

A safety feature? Please. They’re annoying. Filing them off makes removing the front wheel less annoying. There is simply no need for them unless you have no clue how to properly operate a quick...
11-24-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By smd4

That’s pretty much what I thought, but I wanted...

That’s pretty much what I thought, but I wanted to confirm with you guys.
11-24-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By smd4

I don’t want to remove any anodizing. I was...

I don’t want to remove any anodizing. I was wondering if it might be possible to get a higher shine on some of my standard DA 7700 parts to more closely match the 25th Anniversary parts I have...
11-24-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By smd4

Thanks everyone. I don’t want to remove the...

Thanks everyone. I don’t want to remove the anodizing. I don’t think I’ll be able to get the shine I’m looking for unless I remove it.
11-24-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 537
Posted By smd4

Luck? Over 10 years? Nah. Just skill.

Luck? Over 10 years? Nah. Just skill.
11-23-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 167
Posted By smd4

You really thought your daughter would be going...

You really thought your daughter would be going fast enough on, what, a 16 inch bike, and could squeeze the lever hard enough on a toy rim brake to lock the front wheel and launch her? Hoo boy…
11-23-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 537
Posted By smd4

In 10 years of professional wrenching, I had...

In 10 years of professional wrenching, I had never banged my knuckles on a chainring while trying to remove a pedal. I suppose for home mechanics without a stand it’s a pretty good common-sense idea.
11-23-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 537
Posted By smd4

Ok, I‘ll bite: Why??

Ok, I‘ll bite: Why??
11-23-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By smd4

Or even better, a Silca!

Or even better, a Silca!
11-23-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 537
Posted By smd4

No, there isn’t an extra lock.

No, there isn’t an extra lock.
11-22-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,020
Posted By smd4

Yeah, I’ve got that page saved as a favorite. It...

Yeah, I’ve got that page saved as a favorite. It had the first pics where I really noticed the polished brake shoe holders and quick releases, and was really smitten with those features. A beautiful...
11-22-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By smd4

Thanks.

Thanks.
11-22-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By smd4

Polishing clear anodizing?

Is it possible to lightly polish clear anodizing without going through it? Would it even be noticeable?
11-22-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 364
Posted By smd4

Still don't understand the clicking, even with...

Still don't understand the clicking, even with sticky pivots. Sounded like you were moving an indexed shift lever.
11-21-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 364
Posted By smd4

What’s with all that clicking when you manually...

What’s with all that clicking when you manually move the arm??
11-20-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 645
Posted By smd4

I have one bike and only run 7400/7700 Dura Ace,...

I have one bike and only run 7400/7700 Dura Ace, so I don’t have to worry about compatibility issues. When I need to replace a part, I hit eBay, like a lot of folks here.
11-19-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 566
Posted By smd4

:wtf:

:wtf:
11-19-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,020
Posted By smd4

I admit I’m a sucker for the branding/lettering...

I admit I’m a sucker for the branding/lettering on the crank dust caps. I’m trying to find an aftermarket set. I’ve been able to get a 25 th Anniversary rear derailleur, brakeset and some headset...
11-19-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 566
Posted By smd4

Even the ones you guys think look cool are...

Even the ones you guys think look cool are ridiculous looking.
11-18-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 361
Posted By smd4

Exactly. Although I have zero experience with...

Exactly. Although I have zero experience with carbon fiber, so I might use a torque wrench in those applications.
11-18-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 301
Posted By smd4

I've never run short of bar tape, no matter what...

I've never run short of bar tape, no matter what brand I've used. Always have enough left over to cut diagonally to match the wrap. Bottom to top, always for me.
11-18-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By smd4

I definitely think it's cultish to call Shimano...

I definitely think it's cultish to call Shimano 600 Ultegra parts "Tri-color."
11-18-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,834
Posted By smd4

More importantly, is the label on the drive side?

More importantly, is the label on the drive side?
11-16-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,366
Posted By smd4

Most definitely yes. :rolleyes:

Most definitely yes.


:rolleyes:
11-16-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 375
Posted By smd4

Ok, I see what you’re saying. I was confused...

Ok, I see what you’re saying. I was confused because I have the aero version of the DA post (7400 B), and on that version the head and post are one piece.
11-16-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 375
Posted By smd4

I do wonder what got so worn on that post that...

I do wonder what got so worn on that post that the clamp was allowed to swivel?
11-16-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 392
Posted By smd4

I like those better than what's on there!

I like those better than what's on there!
11-16-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,176
Posted By smd4

I don't think so. A bicycle isn't just a set of...

I don't think so. A bicycle isn't just a set of frame dimensions; it's the sum-total of the frame and the included components. I would never consider a bike with flat bars and steel rims to be sport...
11-15-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,176
Posted By smd4

You guys are free to call penny farthings and...

You guys are free to call penny farthings and unicycles “sport tourers” if you want. Who am I to stop you? But just about everyone who grew up with sport tourers during their heyday will be laughing...
11-15-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,176
Posted By smd4

I personally refer to the Bicycling magazine...

I personally refer to the Bicycling magazine description from a 1985 book called “Bicycle Touring.” See what I wrote above re the Centurion Lemans. Two chainrings, aluminum wheels, what “could...
11-15-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,176
Posted By smd4

So? I couldn’t give two craps what anybody rides....

So? I couldn’t give two craps what anybody rides. I don’t think of bikes with cantilevers and triples as “‘sport tourers,” at least under the classic, original definition.
11-15-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,176
Posted By smd4

The triple and cantilevers precludes if for me.

The triple and cantilevers precludes if for me.
11-15-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,176
Posted By smd4

Sport tourers shared more DNA with racing bikes...

Sport tourers shared more DNA with racing bikes than touring bikes. To my mind, the only drop bar bikes with triples and cantilevers were touring bikes.
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