Bicycle thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Zodiac, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. filmfan

    filmfan Long timer

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    Campy and Shimano have slightly different tapers, so says the late, great Sheldon Brown;
    http://sheldonbrown.com/bbtaper.html

    (if you want a good condition 10 spd Campy crank, pm me, we can maybe work something out, I don't have a BB though).
  2. HOT DAMN!

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    Do you guys face your BB's and head-tubes when building up a bike? :ear
  3. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    if I was building a new frame, I definitely would do the headset. With a cartridge BB, its less neccessary.. so far, I've only rebuilt existing bikes, and I've not faced the BB and not yet had to replace a headset.
  4. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Any more? Not needed.

    BB30 (and other assorted new 'standards') and bearings that sit directly in the head tube means is ain't necessary.

    Prior to that? Nope.

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  5. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    For Ricky

    Yehuda Moon cartoon

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    hotlinking to the pic = it goes away quickly. I gotta post the link :baldy
  7. ducnut

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  8. Aurelius

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  9. ducnut

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    Hell yeah! But, I would've been launching off that with my 24" Schwinn 10spd....'cuz that's how I rolled! :lol3
  10. Aurelius

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    This, unfortunately, is how we kids rolled in the 70's. :cry

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  11. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    Yep, except my Stingray was yellow. It got stolen after only a few months. Thieving scum.
  12. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    Hard to imagine today riding one of those POS's. But back then, we thought they were cool. Just like bell bottom jeans. :lol3
  13. rbrsddn

    rbrsddn 3banger

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    I never had a shifting model, but had a couple stingray's. We went through a phase where we would saw the forks off another bike, and hammer them onto the existing forks, making a chopper. Couldn't keep the front wheel on the ground! The minibikes, and then dirtbikes put the whole bicycle thing on the backburner for years...
  14. pierce

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    never owned a 20" bike. my first bike as a kid was a english "lightweight" 3-speed, my 2nd bike a Dawes Galaxy 10-speed. I still have the Motobecane Grand Record 10 speed I bought in 1975...
  15. HOT DAMN!

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    I'm looking at a Chris King headset for my build and got lost reading install info on his site which called for having the head-tube faced. The last bike i built was back in the 80's, BMX stuff so this is actually something I have never heard of. So, I set out to buy a facing tool because I really enjoy working on bikes just as much as riding. Whoa, $300 plus for a good tool, that was for the head only, BB set up is additinal. :eek1

    I totally understand the principles but wondered if it was truly necessary. What did the shop charge you for such a service? :ear
  16. HOT DAMN!

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    We did the exact same thing with the forks! It amazes me the similarity in things we would do in a time where media/technology was nonexistent and we lived thousands of miles apart. :deal :thumb

    These are in my garage now, the little neighbors love to cruise them around the hood.

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  17. pierce

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    I remember riding my friend's one of those exact same bikes, and being amazed at how awful it was. slow, heavy, sloppy steering, horrible brakes. but, hey, you looked cool doing it, I guess. Maybe /thats/ why Harley's are so popular?!?

    of course, at that point in time (late 60s, I was 15 or 16), I was into riding my Dawes all over San Francisco. my friends with the stingrays thought that around the block was too far, and anything resembling a hill was for walking up.
  18. HOT DAMN!

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    You had lame friends and at 15/16 my bikes were stashed in the corner of the garage because we had moved on to cars/motorcycles. :lol3
  19. Ridge

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  20. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    "Cyclists have become miserabilists."

    He's right. I see prime examples of this almost daily. You'd think they're all on the "Tour de Fuck You."