The mechanics threads may be of more help than this one.
Edit: there's even a wheelbuilding thread :)
Edit2: as tester says :))
Or the actual wheel building thread 🙂
Can't see from here and, relevantly, with that large flange size differential you might not have seen it right from there, but are you one hole out with the second inbound set? People have been known to do that even with equal sized flanges, so you'd be forgiven for slipping with that thing.
Bar end shifters into trekking/cruiser/big backsweep bars: how do I route the cable properly? Simply tuck it underneath the grip/tape and that's it? What's the lufuguss aesthetic police approved method? There's so many builds that executed this aspect nicely and I don't want to ruin my bike with an ugly mess of a cockpit.
From the ashes. Finally fitted mudguards, just in time for summer. Jettisoned the crabon forks as a bad idea with the gooseneck. Bits still to do.
Bonus Merckx. Not really a project, but I did have a spoke replaced today.
nice to meet you and the bike a while ago too
Outside TVH's gaff? Or actually on a bike? Likewise charmed I'm sure, either way!
One of my all time forum favourites, love this bike!
This years projects are racking up miles.
Lovely! Never seen these frames before
Thanks. The Merckx? It's Columbus Zona, not everyone's dream tubeset but suits a big lad!
I have these chainrings and stripped one of the bolts (don't ask)
are these the part I need to replace ? seems steep
Most sets of doubles would work, no?
You’d be better off buying steel.
New wheels and tyres for the town bike.. Wiiide Dartmoor Shield DH rims, Shimano dyno hub up front, cb-e110 coaster on the rear, laced with Alpine IIIs. Fancy Schwalbe Aerothan inner tubes and 2" Kojak folding tyres. Came from 2.4" racing Ralph's so a little more space under the mudguards but w/e.
Before I laced the cb-e110 hub I took it apart, filled it up with grease, and spaced the hub out. It dragged a little in the building stand but actually it rolls fine and way more braking power compared to a standard hub 🧐.
Oh yea also a new saddle and chain
Excellent. Once you use up that hub you can pick a NOS F&S from these guys. https://velo-classic.de/oxid2/Fahrrad-velo-classic/Naben-Nabenteile/
Thanks! Never heard of F&S, are they good?
Never heard of F&S, are they good?
Never heard of F&S, are they good?
Good enough for SRAM to buy them out
I’d say the Fichtel and Sachs coaster was the best ever made.
Nice! That pic was taken in front of the green houseboat at oudeschans for sure. If this was GeoGuessr, I'd be on top of the leaderboard today :)
Took the awfully fitting guards off and fitted new tyres. Not sure what happened to the printing on them but they're super comfortable.
Ha, that's right. Its close to my personal workshop. Also very close to Theo's which is convenient for when I need parts... I guess you're also based in the Dam. Say hi when you see me :D
Could have known, as all real bike lovers in town seem to know Theo. He is my guru 🙏
I'm sure we're bound to bump into eachother at his place at a certain point in time.
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