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06-09-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,337
Posted By 3alarmer

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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...nothing goes inside the tyre when you are levering it on, so less chance...
06-09-21, 01:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 742
Posted By CliffordK

Not a "Pro", but Craftsman makes good wrenches. ...

Not a "Pro", but Craftsman makes good wrenches. For a lot of things I like a 6pt combination wrench.

Craftsman wrenches tend to be a little fatter than others, so it doesn't hurt to find a...
06-08-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By krakhaus

Show us your Mondonico

As far as I know there isn't a Mondonico thread on here. I bought this frameset a few weeks ago, and since then I've set PR's on all 3 of my usual rides. My first ride was terrible, but after...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,405
Posted By znomit

This is 100% true. You'll absolutely fall in love...

This is 100% true. You'll absolutely fall in love with that titanium bike. You're friends and family, and strangers on the street will grow tired of your constant blathering about ride quality....
04-06-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,410
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Here's a rope trick, as requested... ...

Here's a rope trick, as requested...
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Handlebar retention....
03-30-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,410
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I generally just tilt the bike down in the front...

I generally just tilt the bike down in the front so good old gravity holds the wheel/bars straight. We have a couple of the Park HBH-2s and I rarely use one. Andy
02-19-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By conspiratemus1

Be aware that there is a 12-30 version of the...

Be aware that there is a 12-30 version of the Centaur cassette not listed in the 2002 catalogue, presumably later. If you have one of those, the gold-amber “K” spacers between the loose sprockets...
02-18-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By ccrrar

I have similar vintage, 1999/2000 record parts...

I have similar vintage, 1999/2000 record parts available for sale. front and rear derailleur, brakes, cranks (no bottom bracket) and brake handles (right side/rear derailleur need to be rebuilt). ...
02-18-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By Steelman54

What do you actually need in terms of parts?

What do you actually need in terms of parts?
01-14-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 786
Posted By Iride01

I always measure to where I think my sit bones...

I always measure to where I think my sit bones are on the saddle. The nose will be fine if the saddle are the same profile. But perhaps the rear of the saddle might be more reliable place to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,125
Posted By Iride01

I've heard and used that term since back in the...

I've heard and used that term since back in the days of leather chamois. But did you know there is an actual can of whoop-ass produced. I spotted these on the shelf of a convenience store when...
12-31-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 802
Posted By cxwrench

Sounds like either a new chain and old cassette...

Sounds like either a new chain and old cassette or the opposite...OR a little tight on the high limit. More likely one part is worn and the other isn't.
09-19-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 903
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

My bike fit primer:...

My bike fit primer: https://www.bikeforums.net/21296948-post3.html
09-19-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,917
Posted By Sir_Name

Quite a spoiler of a title... :( Bummer. ...

Quite a spoiler of a title... :( Bummer.



Oh well, that’s what I get for visiting a cycling forum before catching up on such a decisive TT I guess.

Timing aside, that is nice to hear for...
09-15-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,454
Posted By cudak888

The rear triangle doesn't bug me. The tires on...

The rear triangle doesn't bug me. The tires on the demo bike look like 25C's (or fat 23's), which would contribute to it being a close fit with the seattube.

In comparison to a '75 Pro Mk.IV and a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By tangerineowl

Probably a bit weird but you could pull the large...

Probably a bit weird but you could pull the large ring and replace the 39t with a 40t or 42t. Remove front derailleur.

Seeing its pretty flat where you ride, that should work fine.

My 2x is...
07-21-20, 04:54 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 15,236
Posted By nomadmax

Soul. ...

Soul.
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The same thing a Fender Strat or Gibson Les Paul has. ...
07-21-20, 03:51 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 15,236
Posted By kunsunoke

They look like what we expect race bikes ought to...

They look like what we expect race bikes ought to look like.
They instantly evoke nostalgia for simpler times, when cycling didn't focus on marketing of plastic bikes to plastic people.
They have...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,449
Posted By Germanrazor

Not the most refined tire they make by any means...

Not the most refined tire they make by any means but remember this, if it works for you, then ride it. You are the ultimate end user and not us. Hopefully many happy miles.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,917
Posted By SSRI

these older frames are definitely worth a rebuild...

these older frames are definitely worth a rebuild to modern components despite the 1" front end. I was surprise it had enough clearance for 28mm tires.
94' Ultimate - the polish Ti threadless Stem...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,917
Posted By BillyD

Ti is fly.

Ti is fly.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,645
Posted By oleg232000

So I finally got it. I settled on the Litespeed...

So I finally got it. I settled on the Litespeed Classic firstly because it fit the best, it was the most budget friendly, and i believe it was the most unique. I ll post pics soon.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,917
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Same story here, in a sea of cookie-cutter carbon...

Same story here, in a sea of cookie-cutter carbon fibre bikes, titanium always turns heads.
...
06-22-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By Brad L

Simplex plastic restoration

For those of you needing a quick and easy way to restore the blackness to your gray, faded Delrin parts, I’ve found the perfect solution. The Simplex bracket on my newly acquired PX-10 was cracked...
06-22-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 577
Posted By HillRider

That adjuster is in pretty dirty and corroded...

That adjuster is in pretty dirty and corroded condition, so bad I can't even see the threads, so I'm pretty sure it's just frozen from crud. No, that tab isn't a release and it doesn't move, it just...
06-22-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 577
Posted By HillRider

It's the "tooth" that clicks into the ratchet...

It's the "tooth" that clicks into the ratchet notches on the bottom of the collar at the base of the adjustment barrel. It prevents the adjuster from turning due to vibration but allows adjustment...
06-22-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 906
Posted By HillRider

When setting up new brakes or installing new...

When setting up new brakes or installing new cables, I thread the adjuster in fully and then back it out one turn, Run the cable through the adjuster and through the cable clamp. Squeeze the brake...
06-22-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 906
Posted By dsbrantjr

It will be easier to turn if you squeeze the...

It will be easier to turn if you squeeze the brake closed first so that you are not fighting the spring tension. Turning the adjuster out tightens the cable/brake turning it inwards loosens it.
06-18-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,307
Posted By fietsbob

In my average ordinary life carbon fiber is...

In my average ordinary life carbon fiber is unnecessary ..
06-18-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,307
Posted By Koyote

Your carbon parts are not safe at all. You should...

Your carbon parts are not safe at all. You should send them to me for proper disposal.
06-18-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,069
Posted By cudak888

First, post pictures of the pile. It'll get all...

First, post pictures of the pile. It'll get all of us C&V'ers all giddy.

Second, get yourself an army of Large Flat Rate boxes. Line up ten of them, pre-taped on the bottom, with no gaps in...
06-18-20, 04:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,069
Posted By bark_eater

You need too find some one with different tastes...

You need too find some one with different tastes in bike junk to help you process the pile. Pre covid I might give you some time. Short of scrapping everything it sounds like you could stock half...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By Litespud

Sounds good. My first Litespeed was a Natchez,...

Sounds good. My first Litespeed was a Natchez, the predecessor of the Arenberg. It was a great bike and served me well until I found a deal on the Vortex which I couldn't turn down.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,559
Posted By Rides4Beer

25mm vs 32mm tires, unscientific testing

I've been experimenting with tire widths, from 25mm to 32mm. I've found that comfort and grip with 32mm is great, and doesn't give up as much speed as you might think. Obviously you need to have room...
05-27-20, 02:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By dabac

If I think Iíve taken up too much of the BAís...

If I think Iíve taken up too much of the BAís travel before shifting is OK I might unclamp the cable, push the RD in by hand a little before clamping the cable down again.
Fast, but easy to overdo...
03-08-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,493
Posted By Rage

I’m going to get one and instead of just sticking...

I’m going to get one and instead of just sticking it in the car in event of emergency, I will bust it out and do some wrenching. Will report my findings. In the furtherance of Science!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 20,183
Posted By big chainring

You think 700◊28's are good riding? Wait till you...

You think 700◊28's are good riding? Wait till you go 27◊1 1/4. As someone thats been into cycling for 50 years, it just makes me laugh. Now just waiting to see the next new thing, 5 speed cassettes!...
04-07-16, 09:49 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 69,435
Posted By migman

Forgive the cross-post from C&V but this belongs...

Forgive the cross-post from C&V but this belongs here as well:

Frame: 1985 Schwinn Peloton
Group: Dura Ace 7700 w/downtube shifters
Cranks/BB: Superbe Pro 53/42
Headset: Dura Ace 7410
Stem:...
11-27-12, 11:37 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 69,435
Posted By creonte

Still working on mine. ...

Still working on mine.
http://i.imgur.com/LbBVE.jpg
11-27-12, 09:04 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 69,435
Posted By mynameistaken

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8060/8225070105_49dd...

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11-27-12, 07:39 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 69,435
Posted By RB1-luvr

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