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01-30-24, 05:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 767
Posted By CroMo Mike

Grind off the face of the socket. You'll be...

Grind off the face of the socket. You'll be surprised how quickly a benchtop belt or disc sander will do it.
10-13-23, 04:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,149
Posted By CroMo Mike

Fork's bent.

Fork's bent.
06-04-23, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1,919
Views: 106,074
Posted By CroMo Mike

Surely this isn't the end. Thanks for involving...

Surely this isn't the end. Thanks for involving us all in your adventure.
05-10-23, 05:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,235
Posted By CroMo Mike

Mr. non-fixie, you are an evil man!

Mr. non-fixie, you are an evil man!
05-03-23, 08:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 955
Posted By CroMo Mike

Oh yes, the summer of '73. Life was simpler...

Oh yes, the summer of '73. Life was simpler then. Ride on, Duck.
04-02-23, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By CroMo Mike

April Fool's Day? :lol:

April Fool's Day? :lol:
03-25-23, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1,919
Views: 106,074
Posted By CroMo Mike

I wonder how this bike will feel and handle when...

I wonder how this bike will feel and handle when it's finished....
Don't modify any Campy parts to make them fit, just in case you want to go back.
03-15-23, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1,919
Views: 106,074
Posted By CroMo Mike

Mill out a big hole in the shape of a clover in...

Mill out a big hole in the shape of a clover in the underside of the bottom bracket.
02-05-23, 05:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 762
Posted By CroMo Mike

Is that on one of those bikeshare bikes?

Is that on one of those bikeshare bikes?
01-25-23, 08:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,543
Posted By CroMo Mike

Here's his derailleur. Note that the limit...

Here's his derailleur. Note that the limit screws hit the shaft, not the arm.

...
01-24-23, 03:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,187
Posted By CroMo Mike

Needs tubes: Tires are flat from sitting and I...

Needs tubes: Tires are flat from sitting and I don't have a tire pump.
Fork's not bent: Fork and frame are bent.
Slight surface rust: You'll need a tetanus shot.
Needs TLC: All the love in the...
11-27-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,539
Posted By CroMo Mike

Welcome back, Jen. We hope you continue to mend...

Welcome back, Jen. We hope you continue to mend and ride.
10-15-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 920
Posted By CroMo Mike

The half-way point of an 80-mile club ride. A...

The half-way point of an 80-mile club ride. A McDonalds at 11:00 AM. Just before they change over from breakfast to lunch. I got a hotcakes, sausage, and potato hash brown. When that was gone, I...
10-14-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,132
Posted By CroMo Mike

Some regular socks are too thick to fit in proper...

Some regular socks are too thick to fit in proper cycling shoes.
10-12-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,550
Posted By CroMo Mike

I voted for thin ice, but at least you didn't...

I voted for thin ice, but at least you didn't open a zombie thread. :bike2:

Actually, congratulations are in order. I don't think I could create a poll if I tried.
09-07-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 19,796
Posted By CroMo Mike

Don't worry. Their LIPO batteries will die soon,...

Don't worry. Their LIPO batteries will die soon, just like LIPOs in other gadgets, and they will be too expensive to replace. Then the e-bikes will be relegated to the basements or garages, two flat...
09-05-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 8,132
Posted By CroMo Mike

And explain this again.... you want me to weld a...

And explain this again.... you want me to weld a stressed titanium tube with a near 100% penetration bead with no undercut and without any internal buildup? Then you will bet your life and future...
08-23-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,217
Posted By CroMo Mike

Install a correct seat post. It's too good a...

Install a correct seat post. It's too good a bike to waste but not worth the trouble of welding and a complete repaint and re-decal. Cover the holes with clear helicopter tape and ride it. Just my...
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By CroMo Mike

The shift levers are installed on the wrong side...

The shift levers are installed on the wrong side and inside out.
05-25-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 886
Posted By CroMo Mike

Two observations on using a dishing gauge: ...

Two observations on using a dishing gauge:

(1) The amount of dishing error indicated by the gauge is actually twice the amount that the rim needs to be moved left or right. As you move the rim...
05-21-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 698
Posted By CroMo Mike

The axle is machined with a step that is larger...

The axle is machined with a step that is larger than the rest of the axle and fits the 12mm i.d. of the bearing snug but not tight. With the locknuts removed, you should be able to tap the axle out...
03-05-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,557
Posted By CroMo Mike

I find used bicycle inner tubes make great tie...

I find used bicycle inner tubes make great tie straps in the garage. Cut a short section containing the valve stem out and throw it away. The remainder can be used as a tie strap to keep the bike...
02-20-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 43,488
Posted By CroMo Mike

I think we need a forum just for stickies so they...

I think we need a forum just for stickies so they don't clutter up the regular forums.
02-18-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By CroMo Mike

That must have been a really early release. ...

That must have been a really early release. Nowhere in there did they refer to it as C-record.
01-20-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,505
Posted By CroMo Mike

I found a net helmet cover on Amazon. Available...

I found a net helmet cover on Amazon. Available in black or white. Search term: bicycle helmet cover bee
01-19-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,274
Posted By CroMo Mike

One additional thought... When we cut the cable...

One additional thought... When we cut the cable housings to length, sometimes a bit of the coiled housing ends up bent inward where it rubs the cable and creates drag and a gritty feel. I like to...
01-19-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,274
Posted By CroMo Mike

The rear brake cable housing should pass around...

The rear brake cable housing should pass around the left side of the stem and headset. The way you have it now will create extra cable drag.
Replies: 13
Views: 1,884
Posted By CroMo Mike

In recognition of Festivus, I say it's worth $20...

In recognition of Festivus, I say it's worth $20 or less. And who would name a bike line Liberia?
11-06-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,064
Posted By CroMo Mike

The maddening thing is that the original shard is...

The maddening thing is that the original shard is usually a bit of aluminum that came off the rim itself, and then it increases in size as it accumulates more aluminum that the first bit of aluminum...
11-04-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,750
Posted By CroMo Mike

The radially spoked cut-out high flange hubs are...

The radially spoked cut-out high flange hubs are likely to break before the month is over.
11-03-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,390
Posted By CroMo Mike

Really quite stunning! Reminds me of some of the...

Really quite stunning! Reminds me of some of the works in the early Zap! Commix from the early 70's. And all overlaid in black on the simple elegance of a white painted metal framed Italian...
09-30-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,505
Posted By CroMo Mike

Stunning condition! Just like new. It belongs...

Stunning condition! Just like new. It belongs in your collection. That's the same color as my 1988 Pinarello Montello.
Replies: 9
Views: 1,663
Posted By CroMo Mike

Local bike stores usually give away the boxes...

Local bike stores usually give away the boxes their new bikes come in. shipbikes.com and bikeflights.com are good. You can get more info and pricing on their websites.
09-05-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,189
Posted By CroMo Mike

My brother and I shared a 6-day a week afternoon...

My brother and I shared a 6-day a week afternoon paper route for a while. 80 papers in the suburbs. Subscription rate was 30 cents per week and the paperboy had to go door to door to collect it....
08-31-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 36,408
Posted By CroMo Mike

Very impressive job of bringing her back from...

Very impressive job of bringing her back from that condition!
08-30-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 36,408
Posted By CroMo Mike

QuikRick, I like it in the black and white. ...

QuikRick, I like it in the black and white. Looks great with the rims, too.
08-30-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,979
Posted By CroMo Mike

John, thanks again for sharing. Excellent bikes...

John, thanks again for sharing. Excellent bikes and impressive man cave. You make it look so easy. You give me something to aspire to.
08-25-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,660
Posted By CroMo Mike

While on this topic, I found a way to get toe...

While on this topic, I found a way to get toe straps through the holes in the pedals without them stripping the finish off the edges of the straps. I applied some Lexol leather cleaner to the edges...
08-25-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,876
Posted By CroMo Mike

On our local "Next Door" website, in the...

On our local "Next Door" website, in the classified ads, among all the cheapo bikes and kids' bikes. A few pictures and the description "Pinarello Montello, 1988, $400". Seller located one mile from...
06-18-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,165
Posted By CroMo Mike

"Your bike has too many spokes! Do you know how...

"Your bike has too many spokes! Do you know how much spokes weigh? You don't need 36, or 32, or 28! 20 or 24, spoked radially, should be enough."
06-15-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,165
Posted By CroMo Mike

No matter how much you spend on parts to upgrade...

No matter how much you spend on parts to upgrade that vintage bike, you can recoup it all when you sell it.
06-15-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,165
Posted By CroMo Mike

It's old and, besides, they don't make them...

It's old and, besides, they don't make them anymore. Just throw it away.
06-03-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,604
Posted By CroMo Mike

I think both of those are pretty far gone. Take...

I think both of those are pretty far gone. Take a small center punch or ice pick and small hammer and test to see if you can punch a hole through into the tube in the rusted areas. Even if not...
05-30-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,394
Posted By CroMo Mike

When my son was in college, he decided he wanted...

When my son was in college, he decided he wanted a simple, cheap 10-speed to ride to class. He went to a thrift store and bought just such a Huffy-type bike for $25 and dragged it home. We spent...
05-29-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,394
Posted By CroMo Mike

Back in the day I had a strange idea that it...

Back in the day I had a strange idea that it would be fun to have a tandem mtb, so I collected some parts and adapted some things and, voila, the Twin Bomber was born. Turned out I hated the way it...
Replies: 21
Views: 4,218
Posted By CroMo Mike

Favorable Factors: (1) It's a Schwinn. (2)...

Favorable Factors:
(1) It's a Schwinn.
(2) It's like a Varsity.
(3) Continentals are better than Varsitys.
(4) Everyone in college in 1972 wanted a Continental but couldn't afford it then.
(5)...
03-23-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,847
Posted By CroMo Mike

I'd post a picture but the freewheel is on a bike...

I'd post a picture but the freewheel is on a bike and pretty dirty right now, so the pic wouldn't show well. The teeth look exactly like those on the next to the smallest on the Shimano you posted. ...
03-23-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,847
Posted By CroMo Mike

I had the same clicking problem with a couple of...

I had the same clicking problem with a couple of SunTour freewheels and eventually deduced (without taking them apart) that they were rocking on the pawls. Funny to see that Sheldon and I were...
02-22-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 22,329
Views: 4,646,592
Posted By CroMo Mike

Amazing that in that description, there may be 7...

Amazing that in that description, there may be 7 misspellings and not be even one "true" statement. Especially like the quoted weights. Not for beginners. And very fast.
12-08-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,161
Posted By CroMo Mike

It looks like, for lack of the correct parts,...

It looks like, for lack of the correct parts, some creative machinist type bored out one side of the hub to accept and install a larger diameter pressed-in bearing cup and dust shield. Perhaps a...
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