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10-27-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,413
Posted By sdn40

Just wondering which Cannondale is your project ??

Just wondering which Cannondale is your project ??
10-24-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,102
Posted By sdn40

Actually surprised you ditched the crankset. I...

Actually surprised you ditched the crankset. I have the LX on a turquoise Raleigh USA Supercourse and really like it. I search the auctions every once in a while because I wouldn't mind building...
10-23-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,014
Posted By sdn40

What was your white paint deep cleaning process ?

What was your white paint deep cleaning process ?
10-09-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,413
Posted By sdn40

FWIW Be careful with sticking a bunch of money...

FWIW
Be careful with sticking a bunch of money into a motor home. The boxes are built as cheap as possible (1x3 walls, staples and glue), and then plunked on a frame and exposed to twisting,...
09-27-21, 05:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,821
Posted By sdn40

You need to make friends that know about working...

You need to make friends that know about working on bikes. I learned as I went in restoring a Cannondale Criterium and came out the other side just fine. Powder coating and ebay parts throughout. New...
09-25-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,510
Posted By sdn40

Pretty much. If the Dollar Store has grease I'm...

Pretty much. If the Dollar Store has grease I'm sure it can handle any bike bearings. If there has been any bike bearing failures due to excessive heat surpassing the grease specs I haven't heard of...
09-19-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,187
Posted By sdn40

Thanks for interjecting. I should have clarified...

Thanks for interjecting. I should have clarified that I am not a BB expert and grew frustrated very quickly with the BBO, EXO, EVO, JoeSchmo, and countless other terminologies and which cranksets go...
09-19-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,187
Posted By sdn40

Not gonna be for everyone, but IMO this is the...

Not gonna be for everyone, but IMO this is the bargain. You can find them new for $59.99 and recently I picked one up for $47.99 new. Square taper so you don't have to buy a $60 dedicated bottom...
09-18-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 291,760
Posted By sdn40

Just brought this home. Pics taken after a quick...

Just brought this home. Pics taken after a quick hose down due to a layer of dust and dirt. Dura Ace levers (hoods are toast), pedals, hubs and shifters as well as the pictured crank, rd, and brakes....
09-17-21, 02:12 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,193
Posted By sdn40

I'm not a fanboy, but since I haven't seen it...

I'm not a fanboy, but since I haven't seen it mentioned yet, and it may fly under the radar, I wonder if riding a Prologue is enough to be able to cross a lot of the more expensive rides off a list....
09-10-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,435
Posted By sdn40

I'm just worried about throwing away an old...

I'm just worried about throwing away an old coffee maker. I don't want to kill any angels.
08-27-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,292
Posted By sdn40

I'd be much more worried about keeping my...

I'd be much more worried about keeping my seatpost original to my body than the Schwinn's
08-19-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,115
Posted By sdn40

And for 50 years automobile gas tanks vented...

And for 50 years automobile gas tanks vented directly into enclosed garages. Look - I get it - flammable liquids need to be used with care. If you want to used distilled water and ivory soap and a 12...
08-19-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,115
Posted By sdn40

Not too worried. I also have a few working brain...

Not too worried. I also have a few working brain cells. As did generations before me that barely survived such dangerous practices.
08-19-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,115
Posted By sdn40

I use gasoline and a paintbrush. I also eat eggs,...

I use gasoline and a paintbrush. I also eat eggs, red meat, and cut the tags off my pillows.
08-19-21, 01:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 944
Posted By sdn40

By the time you unpack a foam cannon, I can wash...

By the time you unpack a foam cannon, I can wash the painted surfaces of a bike with a sponge 10 times. Just a tad overkill IMO.
Even on cars, I find the $12 car wash nozzle all I need. One...
08-14-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,193
Posted By sdn40

Yep - I was thinking set screw

Yep - I was thinking set screw
08-14-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,193
Posted By sdn40

Ruined Cinelli Stem ??

I think I know why it was done - but sad. Seems like a rare stem too.

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08-12-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 655
Posted By sdn40

Great info guys. Yes, I know it's partly an...

Great info guys.
Yes, I know it's partly an aesthetic thing, and therefore subjective. My first thought was for bikes with the cable running on top of the top tube, as I was staring at my Ironman...
08-12-21, 12:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 655
Posted By sdn40

Use cable stops on top tube ??

Random thought. Instead of having the brake cable housing snake across the entire top tube, anyone ever try using stops on the 2 end eylets, with bare brake cable in between ?? I guess it would mimic...
08-09-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 705
Posted By sdn40

Scheduled the meet up time as soon as he was...

Scheduled the meet up time as soon as he was available. Not much I could do. I can't stop the guy from receiving messages in the interim
08-08-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 705
Posted By sdn40

$100 - We texted back and forth talking about the...

$100 - We texted back and forth talking about the frame and components etc. I said I'd take it and scheduled to drive up to get it. He messaged me saying "sorry I promised someone else they could see...
08-08-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 705
Posted By sdn40

Thanks for the info. I messaged back the seller...

Thanks for the info. I messaged back the seller and said "In other words you got an offer over your asking price" and he actually admitted it and said "good guess."
Not much one can do in that...
08-08-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 705
Posted By sdn40

False alarm. Owner messaged me and said he...

False alarm. Owner messaged me and said he promised someone else he could look at it first ----- errrrr ---- someone offered more money
08-08-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 705
Posted By sdn40

Titanium Frame MTB ?

Heading out to pick up this mysterious bike. The owner says there is no decals, but his local LBS identified it as titanium. The welds seem like they are smaller than what aluminum has but what the...
08-06-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By sdn40

Continental Sale

I'm not an expert at what is considered a bargain, but Planet Cycles has Grand Prix's for $24.95 and Ultra Sports for $14.95. The other Contis are on sale as well. Free shipping if you spend $50
07-31-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 952
Posted By sdn40

Wrap the chainstay with some brown handlebar tape...

Wrap the chainstay with some brown handlebar tape - win win
07-30-21, 01:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,514
Posted By sdn40

Open your wallet and check inside. Also if you...

Open your wallet and check inside.
Also if you have to ask you may already have your answer. A project like that takes time, patience, passion, etc.
Did I mention open your wallet and check inside...
07-26-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10,210
Views: 1,258,995
Posted By sdn40

top506 Almost forgot - there's also the '85...

top506 Almost forgot - there's also the '85 Coleman Columbia. Oddly enough - I took the stove out of it. :lol:
And if I could find a Coleman Colorado - I'd buy it in a heartbeat
...
07-26-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10,210
Views: 1,258,995
Posted By sdn40

You have weird military and health paranoia...

You have weird military and health paranoia issues :)
I don't have a military stove yet, but I have (11) 502's, (2) 508's, (4) more modern single burners I can't recall the #'s. I also have 5...
07-25-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,857
Posted By sdn40

Sometimes it's just best to use the intended...

Sometimes it's just best to use the intended product for the intended use. Evaporust attacks rust only, is re-usable, and is available at Harbor Freight in 2 sizes.
Cutting corners is great, but...
07-25-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10,210
Views: 1,258,995
Posted By sdn40

I only bought this so this thread wouldn't get...

I only bought this so this thread wouldn't get buried and lost forever. I'm just a giver I guess.
Well that, and it was my size, and cool, and $50.
I believe it's an '89 Master. Some scuffs that...
07-24-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,837
Posted By sdn40

Not every bike is destined for a re-birth as new....

Not every bike is destined for a re-birth as new. If it were mine, I would tear it down and put in some elbow grease. You'd be surprised what a thorough cleaning, a magic eraser, and some rubbing...
07-22-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 5,070
Views: 563,265
Posted By sdn40

Ad picture. Was hoping for one broken cable guide...

Ad picture. Was hoping for one broken cable guide and the need for some red touch up. Showed up to find extensive paint bubbling on seat tube all around front deraiilleur mount. More bubbling on top...
07-22-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 186,682
Posted By sdn40

wrong thread

wrong thread
07-21-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,837
Posted By sdn40

I've been on the lookout for one. I think the...

I've been on the lookout for one. I think the graphics and curb appeal are great. It's light. Upgrade the parts to whatever you want. It's aluminum and has a unicrown fork so it won't get much love...
07-18-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,483
Posted By sdn40

I half buried the rabbits and painted them a...

I half buried the rabbits and painted them a cherry color. No more problems
07-18-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By sdn40

I've been checking the 'bay for rims - just to...

I've been checking the 'bay for rims - just to see if they are available. Not married to the rear wheel being offest - unless the current spokes would dictate that. I think I read where you can move...
07-18-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By sdn40

Velocity Aerohead Help

I was given this wheelset when purchasing a frame (nice guy). He pointed out the crack in the rear offset rim (1/4" long under a spoke). The front rim is in great shape. What makes it interesting (at...
07-16-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 12,610
Posted By sdn40

Did I miss something or are you not putting...

Did I miss something or are you not putting spacers under your adapter ??
07-15-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 865
Posted By sdn40

I am definitely going to run my idea passed a few...

I am definitely going to run my idea passed a few people smarter than me - frame and wheels in hand. The Profile Design bike I posted above gives me hope. I'll make some wood dropout pieces to verify...
07-13-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 865
Posted By sdn40

Thanks Chuck. You didn't mention in your previous...

Thanks Chuck. You didn't mention in your previous post that the Basso was yours. Great looking bike !!!
I wouldn't spread the stays on this bike - or any carbon bike. But as I stated above (see the...
07-13-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 865
Posted By sdn40

I would - but then I'm limited to some old matrix...

I would - but then I'm limited to some old matrix freewwheel and 7 speed. I'm thinking Ksyrium or Fulcrum with 9 speed cassette. By the way - the cable routing on this thing is epic. I'll get pics...
07-13-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 12,610
Posted By sdn40

Can't argue with anything you said. But some days...

Can't argue with anything you said. But some days it sure is nice to 'tap' 'tap'
I'll send you 6 feet of surgical hose so you can drink from your water bottles - green to match the 531 decal of...
07-13-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 865
Posted By sdn40

From what I understand, everything was done in...

From what I understand, everything was done in house. So I wonder if they milled the blocks as necessary per order
07-13-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 865
Posted By sdn40

Speaking of dropouts - the spacing is currently...

Speaking of dropouts - the spacing is currently 127. That's not gonna cut it for me. Luckily (I hope) they used aluminum block dropout spacers. Can I shave these blocks down to allow modern wheelsets...
07-13-21, 02:02 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 12,610
Posted By sdn40

Glad that your build has met your expectations....

Glad that your build has met your expectations. Congrats.
Interested in your feelings on downtube shifters. Many of your builds have gone away from them (for good reason IMO). That's a long way to...
07-13-21, 12:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 865
Posted By sdn40

From what you've said and the very little I've...

From what you've said and the very little I've now seen online, I gotta think it was never badged as anything ?? Purchased directly from Aegis ?? Unfortunately it looks as if they are out of...
07-13-21, 12:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 865
Posted By sdn40

You're the man. Thanks. Kinda makes me think the...

You're the man. Thanks. Kinda makes me think the seller was hiding the origin - but I'm only in it for $200 (I can make that back in parts I don't need) so no worries there. The paint is excellent...
07-12-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 865
Posted By sdn40

Vintage Look Tri Frame ??

I posted in the Tri Forum, but thought I would try here too. Bought this after seeing it on Facebook for 4 weeks. No one wanted it. The owner said he ordered the frame from LBS and it didn't come...
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