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07-23-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By 70sSanO

When I first looked at it both were available. By...

When I first looked at it both were available. By the time I decided only the green was left in 80mm, rats!

Total with shipping and no tax was $251.99.

Saw a pop-up that 250 people were looking...
07-23-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By 70sSanO

That is so tempting. If it had the removable...

That is so tempting. If it had the removable steerer I would be all over it.

It definitely looks just like a 1998 Z4, or there-abouts, based on the style of arch without the canti cable hanger,...
07-23-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By 70sSanO

Yep, the shop knows what they are talking about. ...

Yep, the shop knows what they are talking about.

Is a shop going to spend the time to track down chainrings that will fit your drivetrain and shift well enough? Probably not. Parts are hard to...
07-22-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 168
Posted By 70sSanO

In 1985 with a triple. Iím going wil Bill on this...

In 1985 with a triple. Iím going wil Bill on this one that the BB spindle might be asymetrical; which means there is more spindle on the DS than the NDS. It effectively equals a 123mm, 124mm, 125mm...
07-22-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 432
Posted By 70sSanO

It happened one day when I needed a replacement...

It happened one day when I needed a replacement rear derailleur. When I went on eBay, I discovered it wasn’t that easy to find that derailleur in the condition I wanted.

Today I probably have...
07-22-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 579
Posted By 70sSanO

I think your only problem was asking if it was...

I think your only problem was asking if it was worth upgrading. Based on that question you are going to get people who say no.

The truth is that it is probably worth upgrading to 1x10 for you.
...
07-22-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By 70sSanO

You can get steerer extenders to lift your bars. ...

You can get steerer extenders to lift your bars.

I've not been a fan of the erector set 1" threadless to 1-1/8" threadless to 1-1/8 extender to stem, but I imagine it will work and some have...
07-22-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 107
Posted By 70sSanO

Not so fast, that doesnít mean Iím right. I just...

Not so fast, that doesnít mean Iím right. I just never heard of that compatibility.

John
07-22-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 107
Posted By 70sSanO

I have never heard of SRAM making derailleurs...

I have never heard of SRAM making derailleurs compatible with Shimano shifters. They made shifters that were compatible with Shimano derialleurs. This makes sense since SRAM started out with Grip...
07-22-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 252
Posted By 70sSanO

I would contact Cannondale and see if they have...

I would contact Cannondale and see if they have any suggestions. It might be that a different non-Cannondale aero clamp will work. They may or may not be helpful, but rather than trying to mfg a one...
07-21-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 342
Posted By 70sSanO

You need to be aware that Sora ST-3500 shifters...

You need to be aware that Sora ST-3500 shifters are older than Sora ST-R3000. The 3500 shifters have an external shift cable routing, whereas the R3000 shift cable routing is internal; runs under the...
07-21-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 142
Posted By 70sSanO

I use Phil’s Tenacious Oil on freewheel bodies...

I use Phil’s Tenacious Oil on freewheel bodies and cassette freehub bodies.

I use bike grease on the bearings.

John
07-21-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 217
Posted By 70sSanO

Ha Ha, I did the same thing. John

Ha Ha, I did the same thing.

John
07-21-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 506
Posted By 70sSanO

The real question is how much money do you want...

The real question is how much money do you want to spend?

If you only need a few components, it might not be too bad.

If you need a complete restoration, bring cash and plenty of it. The...
07-21-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 122
Posted By 70sSanO

Due to the pandemic, parts are at a premium and...

Due to the pandemic, parts are at a premium and availability is tough.

If it doesn’t matter what you buy, I’d contact an LBS and see what they can get in 9 speed.

John
07-21-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,566
Posted By 70sSanO

I would venture a guess that for you nothing can...

I would venture a guess that for you nothing can be taken at face value. There is politics in everything that is done and said. Always a hidden agenda, and lifeís goal is exposing it.

Pretty sad...
07-21-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 122
Posted By 70sSanO

Ten years ago I would have just told you to get...

Ten years ago I would have just told you to get new chainrings for your old DX crank, but it has gotten tougher to get older stuff these days. And that still may be the best way to go.

You do need...
07-20-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4,418
Views: 429,719
Posted By 70sSanO

Iím trying out some Kelly TakeOffs on my...

Iím trying out some Kelly TakeOffs on my Cannondale.

The right seems to be positioned well enough.

Still working on the left. Iím using Ultegra 6401 DT shifters that are spring loaded. Trying...
07-20-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 342
Posted By 70sSanO

If you are able to find affordable Ultegra 6500...

If you are able to find affordable Ultegra 6500 STI’s in excellent condition, you are better than most people on this planet.

You can get Sora R3000, but I think you’ll need a new FD due to a...
07-20-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 579
Posted By 70sSanO

If the OP wants a 1x10 he should just do it. It...

If the OP wants a 1x10 he should just do it. It really isn’t that big a deal and not that much money. He does need to cover the low end for climbs and let the gaps fall where they might. No big deal...
07-20-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 201
Posted By 70sSanO

I ride with toe clips, straps, and no cleats and...

I ride with toe clips, straps, and no cleats and my wife has ridden for years with MKS pedals, toe clips, straps, and no cleats. She doesn’t ride anywhere close to that mileage and has now gone to...
07-20-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 122
Posted By 70sSanO

How do you plan to ride the bike? That...

How do you plan to ride the bike?

That drives the gearing.

John
07-20-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,566
Posted By 70sSanO

I just watched the Chris Horner video. Do I...

I just watched the Chris Horner video.

Do I believe Ray9 and his apparent conspiracy laden life, or 13:30 minutes of Chris Hornerís detailed analysis?

Ray9 did say he would drop me like a bad...
07-20-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 342
Posted By 70sSanO

The cheapest route is to try an alternate cable...

The cheapest route is to try an alternate cable routing at the rear derailleur. I've never tried the 10 speed shifters with 9 speed cassette, but I've done the old Dura Ace mix-n-match.

In...
07-19-21, 10:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,023
Posted By 70sSanO

It has nothing to do with the type of pedals. Iím...

It has nothing to do with the type of pedals. Iím a right foot down person for decades and Iíve ended up leaning left and gone down.

It is so natural I donít think about it, but once when I was...
07-19-21, 10:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 540
Posted By 70sSanO

I donít know if they are a best kept secret, but...

I donít know if they are a best kept secret, but L-422ís are just marvelous. I used Simplex Retrofriction for years, but those spring loaded L-422 were just about as nice. I removed the ratchet...
07-19-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By 70sSanO

I still ride old 26Ē mtbís with suspension forks....

I still ride old 26Ē mtbís with suspension forks. As noted above older NOS, or even excellent, forks a not cheap. My choice has been Marzocchi oil bath Bombers since they are pretty bulletproof.
...
07-19-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 570
Posted By 70sSanO

Our son has an early 90ís Specialized Allez Epic...

Our son has an early 90ís Specialized Allez Epic with 7 speed 105. He doesnít ride very much and we have hills.

What I would do is find a 39t inner chainring. It doesnít have to be 7 speed, it...
07-19-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 221
Posted By 70sSanO

Nice bike. Glad it worked out. You sir,...

Nice bike. Glad it worked out.

You sir, have a very nice stable.

John
07-19-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 221
Posted By 70sSanO

This is what is disconcerting. Having an issue...

This is what is disconcerting. Having an issue with the first & second position cogs is most likely a chain angle issue. Whether a twisted derailleur cage or a really bad crankset chainline, there is...
07-17-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,226
Posted By 70sSanO

Now that you mention it, I did break my clavicle...

Now that you mention it, I did break my clavicle when my brakes didnít stop me in time. Iím glad I only ended up in emergency and not intensive care.

John
07-17-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 540
Posted By 70sSanO

Everyone screams don’t cross chain, but it is not...

Everyone screams don’t cross chain, but it is not the demon everyone makes it out to be especially on a 2x6 setup. Old wive’s tale from a time when cogs were super thick and chainstays were long.
...
07-16-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By 70sSanO

In cases like these, and as much as I dislike...

In cases like these, and as much as I dislike vise grips, they would be a good tool to maintain outward pressure while unscrewing the bolt.

John
07-16-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,287
Posted By 70sSanO

There are a couple of aspects to this thread. The...

There are a couple of aspects to this thread. The “I think if you are in a crash…” aspect which could be interpreted as “I’ve never really been in an accident where I hit my head so I’m just...
07-16-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,305
Posted By 70sSanO

Since the materials and methods discussed are no...

Since the materials and methods discussed are no longer a mainstay of the current bicycle industry, it won’t be decided here.

But all that is really needed is a search function.

John
07-16-21, 01:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 356
Posted By 70sSanO

It won't work. Well, maybe. I have no...

It won't work.

Well, maybe.

I have no clue what 26x1.5 even means. Is it 1-1/2" wide rim, or for a 1-1/2" tire width? I saw one on ebay that listed it as 559x19 and 26x1.5. I also saw a 26x1.5...
07-15-21, 11:37 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,997
Posted By 70sSanO

Is that like trying to fit 4,536 grams into a...

Is that like trying to fit 4,536 grams into a 2,268 gram bag?

John
07-15-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By 70sSanO

I think I have a lead to a possible a solution,...

I think I have a lead to a possible a solution, but you will have to find out what FD is being used. (Added… REI lists it as a Deore FD-M6025. Is there a compatible XT FD???)

Salsa sells a Fargo...
07-15-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 356
Posted By 70sSanO

First things first, as stated but a little more...

First things first, as stated but a little more to the point… mountain bike wheels are no longer 26” with rim brakes. Bike shops won’t have any or will have cheap ones like what you have now.

The...
07-15-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 761
Posted By 70sSanO

I use 25-32 in my 25’s. They a little more of a...

I use 25-32 in my 25’s. They a little more of a pain to install, but I went that way for less stretch. I have a couple bikes with 28mm tires and so the one size fits all, (of my stuff), makes it...
07-15-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,072
Posted By 70sSanO

If he wasnít sued by Gary Klein for patent...

If he wasnít sued by Gary Klein for patent infringement heís nobodyÖ lol!

John
07-14-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By 70sSanO

While I’m not looking for a top pull, I am...

While I’m not looking for a top pull, I am interested in the amount of front cable pull the new 11 speed road front shifters have. I have read the newer shifters pull more cable for the front...
07-14-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,442
Posted By 70sSanO

You know an e-assist might be something that will...

You know an e-assist might be something that will get you to head out to places you might not normally ride. And you canít really not get back, unless it runs out of juice or breaks.

I donít have...
07-14-21, 12:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By 70sSanO

If it is pristine, it is probably not a bad deal....

If it is pristine, it is probably not a bad deal. What else can you buy for less than $300 that has been completely maintained? If that is true, of course.

As for a 58cm fitting 5í7 to 6í0, not a...
07-13-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 348
Posted By 70sSanO

Keep in mind that taking 5mm off the NDS might...

Keep in mind that taking 5mm off the NDS might really mess up your dishing.

But here is something to think about…

Measure the locknut width. They look enormously thick. If they are 5mm like a...
07-13-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 690
Posted By 70sSanO

To cut to the chase… New higher end 26” rim...

To cut to the chase…

New higher end 26” rim brake wheels are no longer made. NOS, or excellent, used higher end wheels go for a fortune on eBay. Cheap 26” wheels are still relatively easy to find,...
07-12-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 17,189
Posted By 70sSanO

I've decided to continue this thread since there...

I've decided to continue this thread since there is so much good info. And any thread that includes the word "definitive" in the title should be just that.

If the 11 speed road (10 spd 4700)...
07-11-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By 70sSanO

I appreciate all the responses. The obvious...

I appreciate all the responses. The obvious problem is the lack of good access to the full lever, and there isn’t a way to keep the mechanism clean.

I’m going to try the Campy shifters. I have a...
07-11-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Posted By 70sSanO

1) Shimano Road 6-10 RDs have a 1.7 actuation...

1) Shimano Road 6-10 RDs have a 1.7 actuation rate. 10spd mtb and 11 spd road were the change points.

2) I don’t think Dura Ace 74XX, with the 1.9 rate, ever offered a bar end shifter. From what I...
07-11-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By 70sSanO

Unfortunately lots, if not all of those 8 speed...

Unfortunately lots, if not all of those 8 speed silver levers are out of the 90’s/2000’s, which is fine, except for having to replace the hoods and nothing is available.

I’ve gone through that...
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