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Forum: Framebuilders
01-20-23, 02:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 566
Posted By bulgie

I was gearing up to build a frame with no jig. I...

I was gearing up to build a frame with no jig. I have a flattish plate, which is actually the hot-rolled steel base of a Park double-sided repair stand. Not aerospace-flat, but definitely...
01-13-23, 05:50 PM
Replies: 73,962
Views: 12,017,515
Posted By rjhammett

Overpriced for a frame with those issues. I paid...

Overpriced for a frame with those issues. I paid $25 for these two frames and they are in much better shape. ...
01-13-23, 02:17 PM
Replies: 73,962
Views: 12,017,515
Posted By evwxxx

Tall Raleigh Marathon! 50 bucks...

Tall Raleigh Marathon! 50 bucks...
01-12-23, 11:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 889
Posted By squirtdad

1) don't discount tubular it is not as hard as...

1) don't discount tubular it is not as hard as you think so keep those wheels

2) $149 cr18 option to get you going...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-03-23, 11:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,033
Posted By Velo Mule

Well, that is a great way to resurrect an old...

Well, that is a great way to resurrect an old thread cob666 . If fact you can't get more to the source than "she's my wife now".
Forum: Framebuilders
12-22-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By unterhausen

His channel is a real service. I like that...

His channel is a real service.
I like that repurposed coping saw. I wonder if I have an extra saw lying around.
The thing with a heavy piece and a light tube is you can aim the flame at the heavy...
12-15-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 335
Posted By Polaris OBark

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMgkWm_C8nc&t=1s...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMgkWm_C8nc&t=1s
12-07-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,093
Posted By nlerner

Secrets of C&V

No, not Tulioís bastard child, but instead a few observations on the current state of affairs:

óThe built-in mention function hasnít worked for a long time. So if you do gugie and choose from the...
12-07-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 73,962
Views: 12,017,515
Posted By SoCaled

Waterford - $500 - Santa Barbara, CA ...

Waterford - $500 - Santa Barbara, CA
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/bik/7565730826.html
"Serial #J10003 (3rd frame built in Sept 2010). Was custom ordered through Stone's Cyclery in Alameda...
12-06-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By Robvolz

Yo Calstar check out the thread I...

Yo Calstar

check out the thread I resurrected in the C&V section on spindles for triples
12-06-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,297
Posted By squirtdad

if you depend on that for a commute, just be done...

if you depend on that for a commute, just be done with it and get new tires :)
12-06-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,823
Posted By Robvolz

I've resurrected this thread because we have...

I've resurrected this thread because we have solid information on what will work and what simply does not.

But, for those of us trying to add triples to our steads, especially Italian ones, we...
12-05-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Phil Wood is your friend. Andy (who recently had...

Phil Wood is your friend. Andy (who recently had a very old Phil BB have new bearings installed and decided to have them shift the axle 1.5mm)
12-05-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 9,290
Posted By seypat

How do the Scandinavian/Nordic people manage to...

How do the Scandinavian/Nordic people manage to not die?

I go to the gym and ride a stationary bike/class or do something else. The gym always has good scenery. :D
12-05-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 73,962
Views: 12,017,515
Posted By Straightblock

1981 Raleigh Super Course - $300 Reedley...

1981 Raleigh Super Course - $300
Reedley CAPosted today.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52545401948_b07b485427_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2o4fVm1)

Raleigh Super Course. For sale by original...
12-04-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,311
Posted By DaveSSS

SMP saddles with their full length cutout work...

SMP saddles with their full length cutout work for me. I got lucky and found the correct width Stratos model on the first try. I'm 69 and haven't seen any need to drop my saddle height, but I have...
12-04-22, 05:27 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,311
Posted By Thulsadoom

Pain on one side means you're crooked. You're...

Pain on one side means you're crooked. You're sitting sideways and you should address that issue, and don't let some "professional bike fitter" talk you into shimming your cleats. You'll probably...
12-03-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Tales of Woe From a Big Foot Cyclist - Part 2

Almost two years have gone by since my original post of Tales of Woe From a Big Foot Cyclist - Part 1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1204182-tales-woe-big-foot-cyclist.html)...
11-30-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 627
Posted By alcjphil

From what I hear from the surgeon who replaced my...

From what I hear from the surgeon who replaced my hip years ago, knee replacements are much more difficult to recover from. After my hip replacement I was walking pretty well within a week
11-30-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 627
Posted By Steve B.

Painful operation, my wife had it done late...

Painful operation, my wife had it done late Sept., she's still doing PT. Unfortunately, she is not active so the recovery is much longer that for somebody who has been active, such as cyclist.
11-30-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 627
Posted By wvridgerider

New knee

Knee got replaced November 7. I hope to be on the bike Jan1 and I believe this will happen. Only gripe is not being able to get a good night sleep in bed. Three weeks in and they bent the knee 107...
11-25-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,467
Posted By base2

when I was part of a training team for shipboard...

when I was part of a training team for shipboard firefighting & mass casualty events the policy was any class Delta fire was jettisoned. Period. If that was a $30,000,000 aircraft, so be it. Better...
11-24-22, 11:25 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,467
Posted By FBinNY

Hopefully they're not titanium rails, or we'd be...

Hopefully they're not titanium rails, or we'd be in trouble.
11-24-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,467
Posted By Koyote

This thread has officially going off the rails.

This thread has officially going off the rails.
11-24-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,467
Posted By FBinNY

Why are we arguing about rhe difficulties or...

Why are we arguing about rhe difficulties or toxicity of titanium. No one is calling for machining or even touching titanium. A proper repair would only involve reaming out the aluminum sleeve down...
11-24-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 572
Posted By urbanknight

Because Iím part of the OCD crowd! :lol: ...

Because Iím part of the OCD crowd! :lol:
seriously though, I already moved the spacer back and will just use my OCD angst to pedal harder or something.
11-24-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 572
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

"Also be aware that Shimano 11-speed front...

"Also be aware that Shimano 11-speed front derailleurs use virtually no slack in the cable, unlike previous 8-, 9-, and 10-speed generations. Then there is the matter of the converter pin, whose...
11-23-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 609
Posted By Bean Counter

Put a piece of pipe over the end of wrench for...

Put a piece of pipe over the end of wrench for extra leverage. Use your foot on it for more force. Don't forget to yell, "Ouch," when your leg hits something unintended.
11-20-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,467
Posted By FBinNY

2 points, we're not talking about a cosmetic...

2 points, we're not talking about a cosmetic issue, nor about a reconditioned used bike. It's s a pricy new bike, so I don't see any reason the OP should accept anything less than 100% right. The...
11-19-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 270,938
Posted By jonathanf2

I just added some budget L-Twoo GR9 11 speed 1x...

I just added some budget L-Twoo GR9 11 speed 1x shifters to my latest roadie/gravel build. The shifters are paired with a Shimano GRX 400 RD, 11-32t cassette and GRX 600 42t 1x crankset. They are...
11-18-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,467
Posted By FBinNY

I see, but that has nothing to do with length,...

I see, but that has nothing to do with length, which is a function of chainstay length and sprocket sizes.

Anyway, other than inconvenience, this is strictly a minor side issue.

In any case,...
11-18-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,467
Posted By FBinNY

There's always that. However, read Admiral...

There's always that. However, read Admiral Hopper's quote below.

Nobody's opinion counts nearly as much as the actual measurements and specs.

The OP needs to convince the builder to consider...
11-16-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By dedhed

You sure that's not a 6002 or 6902? Standard...

You sure that's not a 6002 or 6902?

Standard procedure is to just throw the old BB bracket away and install a new unit like a UN300
...
11-14-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,481
Posted By phughes

I tried them, but unfortunately when I tried to...

I tried them, but unfortunately when I tried to put them on, they rolled over and played dead . :innocent:
11-14-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,481
Posted By trailangel

My mom always buys my clothes for me.

My mom always buys my clothes for me.
11-13-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5,297
Views: 3,724,331
Posted By scotch

2022 Kona Rove LTD

My first 650b bike. So far I love it, and the GRX 810 2x shifts like a dream.

...
11-13-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5,297
Views: 3,724,331
Posted By mikehuangsd

. here's another 1x9 drop-bar conversion, this...

.
here's another 1x9 drop-bar conversion, this one based on an old steel Nishiki hybrid:
...
11-13-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 73,962
Views: 12,017,515
Posted By WGB

again, posted an hour ago ...

again, posted an hour ago

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/663132058710912Trek Bike$50
Listed about an hour ago in Sewell, NJ (https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/106276326078504/)...
11-13-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 73,962
Views: 12,017,515
Posted By SoCaled

Price drop - Now $40 Peugeot - $70 -...

Price drop - Now $40

Peugeot - $70 - Anaheim, CA
https://offerup.com/item/detail/1497082994...
11-12-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,187
Posted By Korina

A lovely photo essay on bicycles

So beautiful. Makes me want to ride my bike, if it wasn't raining. :)

https://stevemccurry.blog/2022/09/22/the-noblest-invention/
11-09-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 73,962
Views: 12,017,515
Posted By KonAaron Snake

I don't have a sense of what it's worth, but I do...

I don't have a sense of what it's worth, but I do think it's a pretty cool bike:1998 Voodoo Wazoo 53cm (50S) cyclocross/gravel bike Campagnolo - $1,100 (ROYERSFORD)...
11-08-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,204
Posted By TugaDude

My concern is whether they are even qualified to...

My concern is whether they are even qualified to render an opinion in the first place. Liability being what it is, I have a hard time understanding why they'd even comment. The correct answer, to...
11-08-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 707,638
Posted By noobinsf

Not sure if you two have connected? Maybe the...

Not sure if you two have connected? Maybe the 63.5 is too big?
11-08-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 73,962
Views: 12,017,515
Posted By SoCaled

Nishiki Ariel - $200 - Long Beach, CA ...

Nishiki Ariel - $200 - Long Beach, CA
https://offerup.com/item/detail/b2b8401a-595b-3f5d-8dca-46f0f1f3e560?cid=7.4
...
11-07-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 931
Posted By non-fixie

The logical solution would have been to bring a...

The logical solution would have been to bring a spare along. It's what others did with their special parts.

Note the spare goat on top:
...
11-05-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 931
Posted By JaccoW

History placeholder

http://i.imgur.com/byYeqHb.jpg (https://i.imgur.com/byYeqHb.jpg)
2011 Ladies version

http://i.imgur.com/g76LfcE.jpg (https://i.imgur.com/g76LfcE.jpg)
Front suspension version
...
11-05-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 931
Posted By JaccoW

The Freak - Gazelle Friiik

Sometimes you come across a bucket list bike for such a cheap price you just have to make a trip halfway across the country to pick it up.

Technically maybe too young for the vintage part of the...
11-05-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By HillRider

As frequently noted here, leaving springs...

As frequently noted here, leaving springs tensioned has no effect on their life. Leave the rd in whatever position you wish.
11-05-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By Sy Reene

No idea how important, but if concerned, you...

No idea how important, but if concerned, you could just take the chain off the chainrings in front
11-04-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,057
Posted By 1989Pre

^^^ For the win.

^^^

For the win.
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