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04-13-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 951
Posted By bark_eater

A tenuis connection, but I was just staring at a...

A tenuis connection, but I was just staring at a Miyata 712 frame I found at the scrap yard, I haven't checked the clearances yet, but 28mm might be to much. This bike has the internal brake cable...
04-12-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14,667
Views: 3,512,827
Posted By bark_eater

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Miyata 712

$5 at the scrap yard. 5 minutes later it...
04-04-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,632
Posted By bark_eater

So lets say you were wrapping a set of bars with...

So lets say you were wrapping a set of bars with a foam or cork and then going over with shellacked cotton tape, would you do both bottom to top or alternate the 2 layers?
03-27-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,148
Posted By bark_eater

I have the Soma Mnt bike control Moustache bars...

I have the Soma Mnt bike control Moustache bars on a Bridgestone CB-1. Their set up with dummy hoods up front and Mnt grips, brakes and Suntour friction levers. I realy only get the 2 riding...
Forum: Commuting
03-18-22, 05:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,945
Posted By bark_eater

I think there is a line between gaining some one...

I think there is a line between gaining some one attention and causing them discomfort.

When I ride or drive by "that guy" dressed in all black with a strobe aimed at my eyes, it causes...
03-14-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,424
Posted By bark_eater

I think that there will always be a good supply...

I think that there will always be a good supply of 7 and 8 speed cassettes. You be able to get any gearing you want as long as it's 11-28t. When the supply of 110 and 130 bcd chainrings dry's up,...
02-26-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 940
Posted By bark_eater

Since this particular bike has already been to...

Since this particular bike has already been to the powder coater, I assume the ship has sailed as far as frame modifications. But if were going to continue to speculate, why stop at 650B? Might as...
02-24-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 486
Posted By bark_eater

There's a centering cone on the other end. The...

There's a centering cone on the other end. The only other bike I've needed this for was a higher end British 531 bike and it went fine.
02-24-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 486
Posted By bark_eater

It looks like this tool can be used the same way....

It looks like this tool can be used the same way. The issue with this tool and this bike is incompatible tolerances. The pilot on this tool is not going to work on this bikes head tube with out...
02-24-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 486
Posted By bark_eater

Here's the tool I have. I've used it before,...

Here's the tool I have. I've used it before, but there is to much going on inside the head tube with the tube seam and large vent hole burrs to insert it. I'm sure I could ream or hone out the head...
02-24-22, 05:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 486
Posted By bark_eater

I'll bite. What tool would they have that faces a...

I'll bite. What tool would they have that faces a head tube with out reaming it for the cups also?
02-23-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 486
Posted By bark_eater

On my Zeus tool just before the cutter the shaft...

On my Zeus tool just before the cutter the shaft of the tool is of a diameter that will not fit into the head tube. I'm pretty sure its hanging up on the tubing seam and some other burs. I'm sure I...
02-23-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 486
Posted By bark_eater

I have an Zeus ISO reamer and was proceeding, but...

I have an Zeus ISO reamer and was proceeding, but couldn't get the tool in the head tube. I thought it was the seam in the head tube it the burs from the large lug vents. I filed and Dremeled for a...
02-23-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 486
Posted By bark_eater

The head tube machining is very rough and painted...

The head tube machining is very rough and painted over. I'm assuming any reaming or facing of the head tube was done before it was brazed together. The bright metal "facing" is where I scraped the...
02-23-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 486
Posted By bark_eater

Tricks to installing a headset to an un-faced or reamed headtube??

I'm replacing the headset on a 1989 Centurion Sports DLX. I put a 1000 miles on the original and it was always notchy or loose. I rode it loose for a while and then got spooked about ovalizing the...
02-21-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 940
Posted By bark_eater

If you Google around a bit, there are a couple...

If you Google around a bit, there are a couple folks that have done this conversion successfully, and I recall one person was very enthusiastic about it. I think they swapped in a 650 b fork and just...
02-21-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7,612
Views: 821,145
Posted By bark_eater

Most recently I found a 170mm Ritchey Logic 110...

Most recently I found a 170mm Ritchey Logic 110 crankset and 4 volume set of Barnett's Manuals. Also got a 30.2/27 Tange Levine headset. I'm having trouble finding any one local with the proper...
02-06-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,068
Posted By bark_eater

Since your working on a 10 year plan, I'd...

Since your working on a 10 year plan, I'd suggest looking for some one who already has a mail order bicycle niche accessory business. If the infrastructure is already set up, it would be easier to...
02-01-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,225
Posted By bark_eater

In the past I've had good luck offering to...

In the past I've had good luck offering to PayPal a deposit as sign that I wasn't going to be a time waster. More often than not they'd just hold the bike for me with out a deposit. This has worked...
01-31-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,027
Posted By bark_eater

I've got everything from 2 wheels on ceiling...

I've got everything from 2 wheels on ceiling hooks spaced 12" center to center. I also have a 16" offset between bikes. I'm sure 9' center to center would work, but 12" makes it easier to get...
01-30-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 795
Posted By bark_eater

I've got way to many bikes in my uninsulated...

I've got way to many bikes in my uninsulated attic. I try and clean and wd40 every bike that gets stored up there. It seems to me that dust provides a foot hold for rust so I do what I can to put...
01-30-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,335
Posted By bark_eater

My bikes are mostly hung off both wheels. I let a...

My bikes are mostly hung off both wheels. I let a little OCD sneak in and avoid hanging on the hooks close to the tube stem or the rim joint.
01-27-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By bark_eater

I'd try and burnish the high spots down with a...

I'd try and burnish the high spots down with a smooth metal rod. Some thing like a valve stem would be ideal, but a screw driver shaft would work.
01-17-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,696
Posted By bark_eater

For me there was a bit of a self educating bell...

For me there was a bit of a self educating bell curve with acquiring cheap bikes. If I had to cut every bike that I spent less than $40 on, my collection would make a lot more sense. (I'd keep that...
01-14-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By bark_eater

There may be unicorns roaming between 49T and...

There may be unicorns roaming between 49T and 42T, but its not like baiting bears with stale donuts...

You might find a half step chainset, but make sure the chainrings are individual, and not...
01-14-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,366
Posted By bark_eater

Lousy work in progress shot, but both bags are...

Lousy work in progress shot, but both bags are Banjo Brothers and I haven't had a problem with either. I did use some double sided Velcro wrap to suspend the handlebar bag from the bottom of the...
01-11-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,317
Posted By bark_eater

On bikes I have built and ride I do tend to...

On bikes I have built and ride I do tend to balance "form follows function" with "in the style of" . Cartridge bottom brackets all around though.

In the project pile there are a couple few...
01-10-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 894
Posted By bark_eater

Well maybe we're operating at a different level...

Well maybe we're operating at a different level of reading and contextual interpretation. I can do sloooower and louder if it helps, kemosabe.

As to the direct question, irrelevant to the OP's...
01-10-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 894
Posted By bark_eater

Well I'm not wrong... The OP is just starting out...

Well I'm not wrong... The OP is just starting out working on bikes, and it sounds like he's going to be self taught. I think its important to have an understanding of the right way of doing things,...
01-09-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 894
Posted By bark_eater

Hopefully helpful, I have this list printed out ...

Hopefully helpful, I have this list printed out in my shop:
https://www.vicsclassicbikes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/UBI_checklist.pdf
01-09-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 894
Posted By bark_eater

So did they move into your neighborhood or did...

So did they move into your neighborhood or did you move into theirs? Or did y'all grow up together?
01-09-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 894
Posted By bark_eater

So this homeless person was pushing a 20ft...

So this homeless person was pushing a 20ft shipping container around on a couple shopping carts?
01-08-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By bark_eater

Carcinogenic chromium...

Carcinogenic chromium hexavalent.........:innocent:
01-08-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 693
Posted By bark_eater

I was digging through my stuff and I actually...

I was digging through my stuff and I actually have 2 sets of Stronglight Competition headsets. The second has the step in the crown race.
Forum: Touring
01-08-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,758
Posted By bark_eater

It's certainly an option. I think the wheelset I...

It's certainly an option. I think the wheelset I have will take a 10 speed, but might actually be an 11 speed Shimano hub. I haven't found any 8 speed bar end shifters yet, but that's really the...
Forum: Touring
01-08-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,758
Posted By bark_eater

Mines cosmetics are kind of rough. Extra unused...

Mines cosmetics are kind of rough. Extra unused brazeons, patched paint and no decals. The wheelset is nice but 27". When I get to it, I think it's going to be a full "Resurrecto" with paint, decals...
Forum: Touring
01-08-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,758
Posted By bark_eater

I think we're softer, bigger and infected with a...

I think we're softer, bigger and infected with a false pride about occasionally walking up a hill. I've done a short tour on a Koga Miyata Cityliner, in the same class as a Miyata 1000. It was way to...
01-07-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,695
Posted By bark_eater

My Grannie grew up in the post civil war south....

My Grannie grew up in the post civil war south. If she gave you a present, she expected the paper back untorn. And she'd kick yer grandma's ass...
01-07-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7,612
Views: 821,145
Posted By bark_eater

No plans to convert these. I think bike wagon...

No plans to convert these.
I think bike wagon is still selling 7 speed body's on ebay pretty cheap.
01-07-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,695
Posted By bark_eater

Untill you need a part that's $25 on ebay and...

Untill you need a part that's $25 on ebay and there's half a dozen available from junkers in the attic..... Of course each free bike still takes up an hour of your life.....
01-07-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,462
Posted By bark_eater

I just put the Command shifters back in "deep...

I just put the Command shifters back in "deep storage" for the time being, but I think the geometry of the shifters is different and they are mounted under the brake levers. As an opposable thumb is...
01-07-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,462
Posted By bark_eater

Thanks for all the ideas, and keep them coming. ...

Thanks for all the ideas, and keep them coming. I did go back down the C+V rabbit hole again and found a Shimano cassette hack that should work with Command Shifters.
...
01-06-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By bark_eater

ARX mention and a bomb bit: ...

ARX mention and a bomb bit:
https://www.disraeligears.co.uk/site/suntour_mountech_derailleur_4900.html
01-06-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7,612
Views: 821,145
Posted By bark_eater

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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A box of 8 RX100 hubs, 7 speed and 126mm spacing.
01-05-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By bark_eater

Suntour ARX cage on Mountech RD body?

I've got a couple bikes with Suntour Mountech Derailleurs, and have been told that the rear derailleur is a ticking time bomb and should be replaced. I was wondering if I could I could swap out the...
01-05-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,695
Posted By bark_eater

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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That's about a third of the...
01-04-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,238
Posted By bark_eater

Swapping axles and redishing is not that deep,...

Swapping axles and redishing is not that deep, and depending on your local Bike shop/co-op or even REI shouldn't cost to much to have done. I've bought a bunch of wheels from Velo Mine. They sell...
01-04-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,238
Posted By bark_eater

I'm sure there are variations in the different...

I'm sure there are variations in the different available hubs, but if you had a 126mm 6-7 speed freewheel hub, it might be respace-able to 120mm and used with a 5 speed freewheel. The wheel will...
01-04-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,008
Posted By bark_eater

I have the Jones 2.5 riser bars and...

I have the Jones 2.5 riser bars and unfortunately, realized that I should have ordered the flat bars. With a 90 degree stem, I have more steerer tube above the stem than I need and with the way the...
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