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05-27-22, 12:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,146
Posted By 70sSanO

I would guess that since the title used the word...

I would guess that since the title used the word turning that is inherently done on a lathe.

My Dad had a metal lathe when we were growing up. Great fun. That said, I have use both a drill and...
05-26-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 533
Posted By 70sSanO

What Andrew R Stewart has told you comes from...

What Andrew R Stewart has told you comes from years of riding with friction non-index, non-ramped/pinned flat chainrings.

For those of us that rode back then it became second nature to soft pedal,...
05-24-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,506
Posted By 70sSanO

Larry, I think you need to post this on Twitter. ...

Larry, I think you need to post this on Twitter.

John
05-23-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 556
Posted By 70sSanO

I would never file aluminum teeth. My guess is...

I would never file aluminum teeth. My guess is the FD is not set up properly. From the top view, it doesn’t look right.

Not sure of the number of cogs you are running, but if you are shifting when...
05-23-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By 70sSanO

In your town of 1500, does anyone else have a...

In your town of 1500, does anyone else have a motorized scooter?

John
05-23-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 510
Posted By 70sSanO

Sorry I missed that part. And I am sorry about...

Sorry I missed that part. And I am sorry about whatever was done to your bike.

John
05-23-22, 05:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 510
Posted By 70sSanO

I’m not a Campy guy, but none of the swap makes...

I’m not a Campy guy, but none of the swap makes any sense at all from a compatibility standpoint. I can’t even imagine how any of it works.

You can’t use a Shimano cassette on a Campy hub, Miche...
05-22-22, 11:00 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,909
Posted By 70sSanO

I rolled my Sears Free Spirit into a bike shop...

I rolled my Sears Free Spirit into a bike shop and asked what I could do to make it a better and lighter bike.

The owner looked at me and said, don’t waste your money, there is nothing you can do...
05-22-22, 10:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,307
Posted By 70sSanO

My only advice is to stick with your original...

My only advice is to stick with your original game plan. It might take a while, but you will find a bike that is better than ďnot badĒ.

Budgets get blown up really quickly on an impulse buy. If...
05-22-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 247
Posted By 70sSanO

So I re-read your post. I guess all you have an...

So I re-read your post. I guess all you have an car/motorcycle electric starter motor.

Is that all you have?

If that is the case have there is not a chance of building it if you can’t even...
05-22-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By 70sSanO

I second getting a Cyclone FD off of eBay. It has...

I second getting a Cyclone FD off of eBay. It has been years, but I recall Suntour FD’s having a larger range than other FD’s of that era. Also a real workhorse.

Can’t speak for all Microshift,...
05-22-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 247
Posted By 70sSanO

Look up Honda ATC. 3 wheelers were really popular...

Look up Honda ATC. 3 wheelers were really popular in the 70’s and 80’s and far superior to anything you could dream up with your Schwinn.

They are all gone because of turnover design issues. At...
05-21-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,307
Posted By 70sSanO

Since you are interested in getting a vintage...

Since you are interested in getting a vintage bike, my advice is to ask in the Classic & Vintage sub-forum.

Nothing wrong with asking here, but as you move earlier than the 80’s and 90’s, there...
05-21-22, 05:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 895
Posted By 70sSanO

If you ride a hybrid now without bike shorts and...

If you ride a hybrid now without bike shorts and without pain, I think it is more about the saddle setup or the saddle itself.

As you bend over more to lower handlebars you are going to compress...
05-20-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,307
Posted By 70sSanO

Iíve setup STI shifters and flatbar triggers on a...

Iíve setup STI shifters and flatbar triggers on a number of bikes and there is no mystery to them.

On my primary road bike I ran Retrofriction until 2015, when I finally decided I didnít want less...
05-20-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By 70sSanO

You don’t need a Shimano branded cassette, you...

You don’t need a Shimano branded cassette, you can use a Shimano compatible cassette which include SRAM and the lower priced Sunrace.

This does allow you to find the gearing/gapping that suits...
05-20-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 230
Posted By 70sSanO

Probably the first step is to measure that your...

Probably the first step is to measure that your rear dropouts will accept a 135mm OLD hub.

Next step, as others have suggested, is to make sure your current brakes will work, rim vs disc.

John
05-19-22, 10:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 497
Posted By 70sSanO

Nope. 650c and 650b are considered the same...

Nope. 650c and 650b are considered the same outside diameter; 650mm. So if 650c is 26” so is 650b.

The b and c refer to the bead diameter; 584mm and 571mm.

650b tires were around before you...
05-19-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,307
Posted By 70sSanO

Older bikes are great, but you really need to...

Older bikes are great, but you really need to turn your own wrenches, have a stash of old parts, or have a good co-op close by.

I still have a freewheel bike, but I was fortunate to get a few...
05-19-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 497
Posted By 70sSanO

Thanks! John

Thanks!

John
05-19-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 497
Posted By 70sSanO

Good math. Thanks! I wonít go to 20psi...

Good math. Thanks!

I wonít go to 20psi tubeless.

John
05-19-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 497
Posted By 70sSanO

While this is a bit OT, if 26” is 559mm bead...

While this is a bit OT, if 26” is 559mm bead diameter and 650b is 584mm bead diameter, that is a difference of 25mm (1”) in diameter.

How did the industry get to 27.5?

I’m pretty sure it is...
05-19-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 510
Posted By 70sSanO

Sure it is possible, (with the caveat of the...

Sure it is possible, (with the caveat of the chain clipping the outer chainring in the small-small.

I agree with the majority that running at more extreme chain angles tend to cause more wear.
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05-19-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 497
Posted By 70sSanO

I’m no expert on vintage tire sizes, but here is...

I’m no expert on vintage tire sizes, but here is how I understand it.

26” refers to the outside diameter of the tire. The actual beam/rim diameter can be anywhere from 22” to 23-1/2” (559mm to...
05-19-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 411
Posted By 70sSanO

That doesnít answer short or long. But Iím...

That doesnít answer short or long. But Iím guessing it is not weather related.

John
05-19-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,951
Posted By 70sSanO

I’ve lost a good 1/2” over the years and now 5’...

I’ve lost a good 1/2” over the years and now 5’ 8-1/4” with an inseam of less than 30”. I’ve been riding 56cm bikes for a number of years and have never had good stand over. I can probably lift the...
05-18-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By 70sSanO

I figure 2 weeks riding that old mtb and then...

I figure 2 weeks riding that old mtb and then youíll be on the Domaine.

Congrats!

John
05-18-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,307
Posted By 70sSanO

Let’s kind of cut to the chase… If it is a...

Let’s kind of cut to the chase…

If it is a 12 speed, with a 6 speed freewheel or Uniglde cassette, don’t buy it.

I have older bikes, but that technology will only cause you grief as “most”...
05-18-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 510
Posted By 70sSanO

Cross chaining is just geometry, and chain...

Cross chaining is just geometry, and chain flexibility.

A while ago I calculated the theoretical angle using midpoint of a cassette based on a perfect chainline and the angle created when in the...
05-18-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,190
Posted By 70sSanO

Personally, I havenít found this to be true. ...

Personally, I havenít found this to be true. While there are diminishing returns, I ride an uphill stretch at around this speed and on those days when Iím not feeling it, or want to pick up the...
05-17-22, 10:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 455
Posted By 70sSanO

I was thinking the same thing. I would think...

I was thinking the same thing. I would think those radiused/v joints right where aluminum chainring teeth are engaging with force are going to tear them up pretty quick.

I see Taya also makes 11...
05-17-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 239
Posted By 70sSanO

There is one more possibility, but you’ll have to...

There is one more possibility, but you’ll have to figure it out if it is possible with an Advent X RD, alternate cable routing.

I’ve done alternative routing with Shimano, but have no clue with...
05-17-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 239
Posted By 70sSanO

Maybe a JTek Shiftmate will help. Not sure which...

Maybe a JTek Shiftmate will help. Not sure which one, or how well it works, but people have used them for Campy/Shimano compatibility.

John
05-17-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By 70sSanO

My concern with the ring as a stop for a square...

My concern with the ring as a stop for a square taper crank is that it would seem impossible to take into account the depth of every new and used JIS crankset that is in use today.

If it is used...
05-16-22, 11:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,190
Posted By 70sSanO

I wasn’t suggesting that you try and overhaul...

I wasn’t suggesting that you try and overhaul your bike. Just making an observation that whatever you get will probably be better than those wheels, more so if they have issues.

John
05-16-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,190
Posted By 70sSanO

I would think that old steel World Sport would...

I would think that old steel World Sport would soak up the bumps fairly well. Not sure of the current tire size on the bike, but larger tires work well on bumpy surfaces.

Iím guessing that you...
05-16-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 631
Posted By 70sSanO

Take it to the shop where you bought the bike. ...

Take it to the shop where you bought the bike. They have no responsibility to replace it, but they can let you know if it can be fixed or not.

They “might” be able to work something out with the...
05-16-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 841
Posted By 70sSanO

So… what happened to the last guy? John

So… what happened to the last guy?

John
05-16-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 175
Posted By 70sSanO

Bits inside the rim did catch my eye. Mavic...

Bits inside the rim did catch my eye.

Mavic 217’s had a weld slag/slug that would come loose and clunk, but usually at lower revolutions. Very “soothing” on slow climbs, like the drip-drip-drip of...
05-16-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 841
Posted By 70sSanO

My question is… Should I use, “They is looking...

My question is… Should I use, “They is looking for a bike mechanic”, or “They are looking for a bike mechanic”?

I think it is treated as the plural, even if singular, same as using you as a...
05-16-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 400
Posted By 70sSanO

Being off by a few mm’s running 7-9 speed is...

Being off by a few mm’s running 7-9 speed is probably not a real concern.

On my mtb’s I’m running 2x on a triple crank with the middle/inner positions.

It works well in that the large...
05-16-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 694
Posted By 70sSanO

This did get me thinking. The worst numbness and...

This did get me thinking. The worst numbness and tingling happens when I use an orbital sander for a period of time. Iím standing with little weight on my hand.

Obviously not the same vibration...
05-16-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 400
Posted By 70sSanO

Yes, I understand it is possible. By 1996 8 speed...

Yes, I understand it is possible. By 1996 8 speed was available so I can understand that on some setups the 1st cog to dropout clearance on the DS could be great enough to not need any re-dishing. I...
05-15-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 400
Posted By 70sSanO

No problem. Hopefully it is info that someone...

No problem. Hopefully it is info that someone can use.

John
05-15-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 400
Posted By 70sSanO

This is not exactly first grade material, but...

This is not exactly first grade material, but here goes.

Your 7 speed freehub body is not as wide as an 8 speed freehub body which is why your 8 speed cassette didn't fit; 8 speed cassettes are...
05-15-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 400
Posted By 70sSanO

Your rear hub is an FH-M732. Can you post a pic...

Your rear hub is an FH-M732. Can you post a pic of your XTR hub?

John

Edit Added: Can you measure the dropout width on your bike?
05-15-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 841
Posted By 70sSanO

… in all the wrong places. Sorry, I couldn’t...

… in all the wrong places.

Sorry, I couldn’t resist.

John
05-15-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 400
Posted By 70sSanO

I just noticed you have an XTR setup. I'm almost...

I just noticed you have an XTR setup. I'm almost certain the FH-M900 and, I know, the FH-M950 freehub body would fit.

That doesn’t fix the XTR freehub cup/cone spinning concerns. But the only way...
05-15-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 400
Posted By 70sSanO

I've done a number of freehub body swaps from...

I've done a number of freehub body swaps from 90's hubs. I'm pretty certain that if you have a 7 speed "XT" freehub, it is most likely an FH-M732. It is a Uniglide UG/ Hyperglide/HG freehub body that...
05-14-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,437
Posted By 70sSanO

You missed: It is one of the few exercises you...

You missed: It is one of the few exercises you can do while sitting on your butt.

John
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