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10-24-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4,615
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Posted By bark_eater

Re-spaced, re-dished and tensioned a cheap 135mm...

Re-spaced, re-dished and tensioned a cheap 135mm 650b rear wheel to 126mm. I'm using a 6 speed free wheel, so I reduced the drive side axle a bit, and the new hub geometry is comparable to another ...
10-21-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,146
Posted By bark_eater

I'm stocked up on new 7 and 8 speed cassettes...

I'm stocked up on new 7 and 8 speed cassettes and some new and NOS chainrings for 5- 6-7 speed bikes. I'm also flush with chains, Tubes and brake pads, bottom brackets and other stuff but that's...
10-20-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,854
Posted By bark_eater

If you can get the serial numbers from the...

If you can get the serial numbers from the seller, you should be able to figure out what model Trek it is.

Vintage Trek Bicycle Frame Serial Numbers, bike...
10-18-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7,273
Views: 732,666
Posted By bark_eater

Someone is spending to much time on the...

Someone is spending to much time on the internet....

And there's more in transit.....
10-17-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2,030
Views: 632,151
Posted By bark_eater

Cool bike, but I've already got an 82 Miyata 610...

Cool bike, but I've already got an 82 Miyata 610 waiting patiently in the garage... The Fuji America frame will be for sale at some point, but not till its broken down and ready to ship. Happy...
10-16-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 64,475
Views: 10,015,898
Posted By bark_eater

Keep searching. The alogarithms will decide what...

Keep searching. The alogarithms will decide what you need, before you know it....
10-16-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,854
Posted By bark_eater

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10-14-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,854
Posted By bark_eater

This bike is a proportionately larger frame on...

This bike is a proportionately larger frame on me, but I started off with a fully elevated Nitto Technomic stem and generic Maes bars. I probably gained some conditioning, but I think where I ended...
10-13-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,854
Posted By bark_eater

You've got a great set of components. I'd keep an...

You've got a great set of components. I'd keep an eye out for a larger sized Fuji s10 or s12 to steal the low trail frame from.
10-13-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,316
Posted By bark_eater

Finally got a minute for this bike. I swapped...

Finally got a minute for this bike. I swapped the 28mm Gravelking for a 25mm Panaracer Tour Guard Pasela. The 25mm tires and rim combination had just enough hop to rub the bottom of the rear...
10-12-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By bark_eater

I'll take it. Sending a PM.

I'll take it. Sending a PM.
10-10-21, 04:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 500
Posted By bark_eater

I've got the 42 cm version set up with Shimano...

I've got the 42 cm version set up with Shimano Exage aero levers. I'm not a small person, but I find them comfortable if I hold them like a basket ball with my thumbs up. With my wrists vertical in a...
10-05-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By bark_eater

I adapted a set of Jandd panniers to work with...

I adapted a set of Jandd panniers to work with Tubus racks by rebending the hooks and moving the the mounting points and and straps to fit better. Pretty easy to do with a drill. I uses a piece of...
10-05-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7,273
Views: 732,666
Posted By bark_eater

When it rains it pours.. These trickled in the...

When it rains it pours.. These trickled in the last couple of weeks. There's a 48T, 47T and a 46T and three 32T rings. Only one ring is marked SR and the others are un marked, in various states of...
10-03-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,854
Posted By bark_eater

Hard to tell from the pictures, but the top tube...

Hard to tell from the pictures, but the top tube looks kind of short relative to the seat tube. If you look around on the web there are $20 adjustable quill stems with 120mm of reach. Their ugly, but...
Forum: Touring
10-02-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,124
Posted By bark_eater

A single wheel trailer might be a good option. ...

A single wheel trailer might be a good option. I've done a trip with an overloaded frame with racks and panniers and it wasn't that fun until I dropped some gear and moved the bulk of the weight to...
10-02-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 419
Posted By bark_eater

Could you please elaborate on how to properly...

Could you please elaborate on how to properly tension the shifters ?
09-29-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,396
Posted By bark_eater

Just wanted to follow up on this. I just...

Just wanted to follow up on this. I just destroyed one of these cranks trying to get it apart. I ended up snapping one of the bolt arms off the crank. From what I can tell the the middle and...
09-28-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,854
Posted By bark_eater

I didnt go thru all the Dallas listingings but...

I didnt go thru all the Dallas listingings but theres a Nashbar and a Gitane there that might fit you. The Nashbars got a Sugino AT triple crank, but might need a 650b wheelset to get to 38mm tires....
09-27-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,056
Posted By bark_eater

Its not hard to do, especially if your starting...

Its not hard to do, especially if your starting with a frame and have a wheelset built. Of course if your goal was thrift, its also pretty easy invest your own time and spend way less money.
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Forum: Touring
09-25-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,764
Posted By bark_eater

$300 is a fair days wage for a lot of people and...

$300 is a fair days wage for a lot of people and would be a reasonable amount to be able offer to someone, if they had to take a day to bail you out of a jam.
09-21-21, 04:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By bark_eater

Also not an expert witness, but it seems like...

Also not an expert witness, but it seems like most folks want to have there forks straightened to avoid replacement with chrome or mismatched paint. Looking at this fork I would think that even if...
09-19-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 511
Posted By bark_eater

I forgot to emphasize that I clean every bike...

I forgot to emphasize that I clean every bike really well before soaking with wd40. I've found that dirt or dust really give rust a foot hold with metal items.
09-19-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 511
Posted By bark_eater

I put everything in ziplocks and haven't had any...

I put everything in ziplocks and haven't had any rust problems, but I am a habitual wd40 sprayer. One recent unfortunate discovery is that mouse piss will ruin paint, or at least the lacquer on...
09-18-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 671
Posted By bark_eater

Where they in salt or fresh water? If salt I...

Where they in salt or fresh water? If salt I would be soaking the frame in fresh water before frame putting any oil in the tubes.
09-18-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 511
Posted By bark_eater

Ive got a hoarder stash hanging in my attic. It...

Ive got a hoarder stash hanging in my attic. It gets pretty hot up there in the summer and I run a couple big fans to keep the heat down, but the bikes do a heating cooling cycle everyday. I try and...
09-14-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,056
Posted By bark_eater

Well I think it fine. Not so much here, but on...

Well I think it fine. Not so much here, but on other forums, new posters will get raked over the coals for straying over into FAQ teritory with out doing theit own research first.
If i was...
Forum: Foo
09-07-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 597
Posted By bark_eater

Get many robots reported?

Get many robots reported?
Forum: Foo
09-07-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 597
Posted By bark_eater

Are their AI chat Bots posting on the forum?

Anyone here ever suspected that some of the posters here are AI chat bots? Just as someone who is spending too much time on the forum, I occasionally notice when a new user makes 10 "I like bikes"...
09-06-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,096
Posted By bark_eater

just sayn....

just sayn....
09-06-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 669
Posted By bark_eater

My Park spoke ruler went missing 2 years ago. I...

My Park spoke ruler went missing 2 years ago. I finaly broke down and ordered another. I've only had couple hours of shop time aince the replacement arrived, but im still shocked the the original...
09-06-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 487
Posted By bark_eater

I'm not convinced that many of the "dry taper"...

I'm not convinced that many of the "dry taper" are actually degreasing the metal surfaces before assembly. Interference fits have a "less than zero" tolerance, any extra lubricant needs to...
09-05-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 278
Posted By bark_eater

Sounds like fun if your comfortably self...

Sounds like fun if your comfortably self supported. Back in the day I had some fun days exploring with a couple coin tosses at every intersection. Wanting to see what happens next is a personality...
09-04-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,096
Posted By bark_eater

I was going to say the same thing, but while I...

I was going to say the same thing, but while I would assume that drilling and tapping a small hole on the side of a stem would be "fine" Im pretty sure the structual effects are different from...
09-04-21, 03:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 782
Posted By bark_eater

I'd start with mineral spirits, then a degreaser...

I'd start with mineral spirits, then a degreaser like simple green and then a water wash before the Oxalic acid. For cleaning inside the tubes I would use a handful of ball bearings along with...
09-03-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,146
Posted By bark_eater

Ah-Ha! ...

Ah-Ha!
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All marbles accounted for......
08-31-21, 04:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 705
Posted By bark_eater

"This old thing I had kicking around" apparently...

"This old thing I had kicking around" apparently means different things to different people..

My most obvious candidate in my size is a Panasonic "sport" bike. I have a couple smaller frames...
08-30-21, 02:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 705
Posted By bark_eater

Thanks for balanceing out all that over thinking.

Thanks for balanceing out all that over thinking.
08-29-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 705
Posted By bark_eater

The rust is why I don't want to use a "real"...

The rust is why I don't want to use a "real" bike. There's a good chance that the trainer will get set up in a damp out building this year. That and the chance that the chance of fatiguing the...
08-29-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 740
Posted By bark_eater

I was looking at Campagnolo 42t 144bcd chainrings...

I was looking at Campagnolo 42t 144bcd chainrings for a future project and desided that for the money, I might as well pick up a 42t triplizer when the time comes. Im planning on running a triple,...
08-29-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 705
Posted By bark_eater

Frame set up for indoor trainer?

I know it seems early to consider the coming winter, but I absolutely need to have some sort of indoor trainer set up this year.

I was wondering if there are any particular details that would make...
08-26-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By bark_eater

Why cant we just all agree to talk about Grant...

Why cant we just all agree to talk about Grant Peterson....
08-25-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,245
Posted By bark_eater

I've head that cautionary. As I recall carb...

I've head that cautionary. As I recall carb cleaner is comparatively less hazardous to use for degreasing, but brake cleaner the nuclear option for getting a surface clean. I've got a project bike...
08-20-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,245
Posted By bark_eater

I was furiously searching for a video of some one...

I was furiously searching for a video of some one brazing a filler port on a full gas tank.... but I think that may be an apocryphal problem solving tale that predates the internet.
08-19-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,245
Posted By bark_eater

Well... as some one who keeps every household...

Well... as some one who keeps every household flammable in Justrite cabinets, and has a fire proof trash can, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors and removes all rags immediately to burn in a fire...
08-19-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 885
Views: 264,933
Posted By bark_eater

I've asked around about having a shop respace a...

I've asked around about having a shop respace a bike. I was told that they wouldn't respace but if brought a bike in with an alignment problem they would "re" align it for $25 or so.
08-19-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 885
Views: 264,933
Posted By bark_eater

What's the cog spec on your cassette? How does...

What's the cog spec on your cassette? How does the sub compact set up work out with the terrain your rideing?
08-19-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,245
Posted By bark_eater

Any one got a recommendation for an ultrasonic...

Any one got a recommendation for an ultrasonic cleaner? The Amazon/chinamart units all look about the same. I was going to get a 10l one with mechanical control knobs in the hope that simpler is...
08-19-21, 05:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By bark_eater

According to my "research", that's one of those...

According to my "research", that's one of those things you read on the internet. That story about the frames being the same got me looking at the Mountaintracks, but if you sort through the old...
08-18-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,245
Posted By bark_eater

Brilliant!

Brilliant!
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