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11-03-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By reconnaissance

Sorry about the misfortune. I know a little about...

Sorry about the misfortune. I know a little about property insurance claims and hope what I have to add to the others’ comments will be useful to you.

The principle you’re wrestling against is...
10-18-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 8,573
Views: 2,778,913
Posted By reconnaissance

I just can’t let go of a good bike. There aren’t...

I just can’t let go of a good bike. There aren’t many like it. ...
10-18-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,926
Posted By reconnaissance

Hi - some info you might be able to use: the...

Hi - some info you might be able to use: the original seatpost was 27.2. The original paint was Dupont Imron (urethane based) and the head tube would have been a deep maroon color. Here’s my 850,...
10-15-22, 12:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By reconnaissance

I would wipe the brake pad faces with isopropyl...

I would wipe the brake pad faces with isopropyl alcohol, the rims as well. They’ll stilll squeak for a couple of rides, but will go away. That pedal noise is an indicator of a bearing in need of...
09-23-22, 09:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 419
Posted By reconnaissance

I did this axle swap on my Cannondale SM600 of...

I did this axle swap on my Cannondale SM600 of the same vintage as your bike. No issues at all, same lock nuts and axle nuts reused on chromoly QR axles. Easy swapover. Been riding it this way for...
Forum: Southwest
02-12-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By reconnaissance

Considering the temperature differential between...

Considering the temperature differential between Independence Pass and the Sonoran desert, sounds like an interesting ride. Spring, or Fall seasons would probably provide the most temperate weather.
02-03-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2,536
Views: 609,936
Posted By reconnaissance

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My 510
02-03-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 57,400
Posted By reconnaissance

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02-03-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,554
Posted By reconnaissance

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This is my trail bike. 2.5Ē front and 2.3Ē rear...
12-23-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,680
Posted By reconnaissance

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80mm between tubes, 60mm tire width, so a generous...
12-22-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,680
Posted By reconnaissance

Another Stumpjumper for the old man

I just finished a re-build of an 1997 Specialized Stumpjumper 1997. Some parts came from Australia, some from local private sellers and since the local the local Specialized dealer was out of all 26Ē...
12-22-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 15,619
Posted By reconnaissance

Itís not often I see the suntour triple pulley...

Itís not often I see the suntour triple pulley cage. I installed one on my Cannondale mountain bike which had 24Ē rear wheel and I was concerned about having higher clearance in the rocky and brushy...
12-20-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 916
Posted By reconnaissance

Impressive. I browsed the website and agree the...

Impressive. I browsed the website and agree the build quality and thought put into the geometry choices is intelligent. I could see myself owning one.
12-17-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,373
Posted By reconnaissance

My Bianchi Virata, 1993: ...

My Bianchi Virata, 1993:


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12-17-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,540
Posted By reconnaissance

Inside job.

Inside job.
12-15-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,528
Posted By reconnaissance

My greatest weight savings on both mountain bikes...

My greatest weight savings on both mountain bikes and road bikes has been belly fat. Now we’re talking kilos, not grams.
12-15-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,253
Posted By reconnaissance

This passes the safety test. The quick release...

This passes the safety test. The quick release was at some point loose enough to slip and just scraped some paint. There is no gouging of metal thatíll need welding up. To the poster, slide the...
12-07-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,062
Posted By reconnaissance

This makes the most sense to me. Put another way,...

This makes the most sense to me. Put another way, the left crank, in order to drive the chain must transfer torque through the spindle to the right bolted chainring. The right crank directly drives...
12-02-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,073
Posted By reconnaissance

°Viva la bici! I remember the boyhood summer day...

°Viva la bici! I remember the boyhood summer day I figured out I could balance on a bike. Wow, what a revelation! I rode up and down the street infatuated with the wind and speed and couldn’t get...
11-28-20, 02:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,355
Posted By reconnaissance

I use an adjustable wrench. Crescent wrench. ...

I use an adjustable wrench. Crescent wrench.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adjustable_spanner
11-24-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 16,235
Posted By reconnaissance

Iíve been running biopace chainrings on my...

Iíve been running biopace chainrings on my mountain bikes since they were introduced. Find them easier on my knees and better for climbing where the leg is nearly maxed out. Next am going to...
11-19-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,975
Posted By reconnaissance

Well, it’s definitely badly damaged. You didn’t...

Well, it’s definitely badly damaged. You didn’t say how you did it, but your repair will at least keep the rain out :) You recognized this is a structural member and given the circumstances took a...
11-18-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 21,606
Views: 4,164,120
Posted By reconnaissance

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Forum: Commuting
11-17-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,474
Posted By reconnaissance

That’s great advice. ...

That’s great advice.
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11-10-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,520
Posted By reconnaissance

Yes! Tools.

Yes! Tools.
11-08-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,992
Posted By reconnaissance

And all this time I thought that's what the...

And all this time I thought that's what the cutout in the Brooks saddle was for.
11-08-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By reconnaissance

Ice Road Bikers

I once was suffering through a prolonged and frustrating period of unemployment. I was recently graduated from college, lived in Sumner Washington with my beautiful wife and two little boys. Sumner,...
11-08-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By reconnaissance

It's a sealed bearing unit and looks like it...

It's a sealed bearing unit and looks like it would do the job. The q/r looks like a Miche, but the hub doesn't have the hourglass shape that Miche liked to copy from Campy. 2mm spokes x 40--I'd say...
11-08-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By reconnaissance

Nice work! Phil Wood made a tool for...

Nice work!

Phil Wood made a tool for injecting grease into the older style threaded freewheels. I did this on my Cannondale in awhile back, and it has been silent ever since. I thought the Phil...
11-04-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 130,385
Posted By reconnaissance

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10-31-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,838
Posted By reconnaissance

The Serfas tire is shot and the Specialized tire...

The Serfas tire is shot and the Specialized tire is on its last leg, so they’re going in the trash soon.

the more I ride the bike the more I think I’ll restore it as a road bike—the red & white...
Forum: Introductions
01-11-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,125
Posted By reconnaissance

Hello Leonard! Maybe I’ll see you out there. ...

Hello Leonard! Maybe I’ll see you out there.

Mike
12-12-19, 03:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,299
Posted By reconnaissance

Gear - Inches chart for reference

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11-25-19, 11:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,852
Posted By reconnaissance

Octogenarian advice to a 25 year old

In 1985 I was a newly married student moonlighting at the college town bicycle shop. Our customers were from all parts of the spectrum—tourists, criterium racers, BMX, and my specialty, the ATB. An...
11-16-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 975
Posted By reconnaissance

Tubasti is the only one I’ve ever used.

Tubasti is the only one I’ve ever used.
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