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04-16-21, 05:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 103
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Yeah, the Officina Battaglin frames are steel and...

Yeah, the Officina Battaglin frames are steel and custom-made.
04-16-21, 12:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 103
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Battaglin Speed frames

I'm shopping for a frame. Today I encountered Battaglin frames on Amazon and eBay for very low prices, about $120 (shipped). I see older Battaglin frames for thousands, and that he was a famous...
04-04-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 571
Posted By Arthur Peabody

How does that compare? It measures each side...

How does that compare? It measures each side separately, so would a string test measure 4?
04-04-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 506
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I bought an Alý frame at Nashbar; I bought its...

I bought an Alý frame at Nashbar; I bought its predecessor at REI. I don't remember enough about previous frames.


I got a lot of stuff that didn't fit the criteria; one that did required...
04-03-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 506
Posted By Arthur Peabody

As I mentioned, I looked on eBay and found a...

As I mentioned, I looked on eBay and found a mess. I can't make the specifications precise enough and turn up frames that need extensive machining.


Where? The LBS?


Who would sell these?

...
04-03-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 506
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Where to buy a frame

A motorist bent up my old frame, a cheap ($200) 22-inch alumin(i)um touring I bought from Nashbar about 25 years ago. Nashbar has some nice-looking Soma frames for $300-$400 but they're all too...
04-02-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 571
Posted By Arthur Peabody

5mm too much? 35 on one side, 40 on the other.

5mm too much? 35 on one side, 40 on the other.
04-01-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 571
Posted By Arthur Peabody

For my '87 Toyota pickup? har. I have liability...

For my '87 Toyota pickup? har. I have liability only. I also do all the work on it.


The front wheel is unusable. If the frame is crooked I don't want to buy a new front wheel for this frame.
04-01-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'If You Build It, They Will Bike: Pop-Up Lanes Increased Cycling During Pandemic'

'A study of European cities adds to a growing body of evidence that investments in cycling infrastructure can encourage bike commuting, which helps cut greenhouse gas emissions.'...
04-01-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 571
Posted By Arthur Peabody

How do I do that? A bunch of lawyers advertise on...

How do I do that? A bunch of lawyers advertise on billboards and TV - I don't want to hire any of them.


The left arm was out of the shoulder socket so I couldn't do anything but lie there....
03-31-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 571
Posted By Arthur Peabody

How do I tell if my frame is bent?

A motorist drove into me Saturday. The bumper hit the left crank, bending it behind the stay. The front wheel is greatly bent. The rear looks okay. The frame isn't obviously bent. I have limited use...
03-04-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'Now Making Electric Bikes: Car and Motorcycle Companies'

'They see branding opportunities as the pandemic and a desire by cities to curb traffic propel e-bike sales to new heights.' <br /> <a...
02-28-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Cones of front hub loosening weekly

The cones of my front wheel's hubs have been getting loose about every week. I built the wheel with a new hub in 2015, re-packed it a year ago. It rotates freely; as near as I can tell by eyeing it...
02-28-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Heidelberg (Germany) going biycle-friendly

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/28/business/heidelberg-cars-environment.html

If you can't access the article by clicking on the link, you can
right-click on the link, save the file, read the...
01-29-21, 01:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,522
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Roughly. I don't buy from Amazon. I...

Roughly. I don't buy from Amazon.


I bought schrader but they have prestas at the same list price.
01-26-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,522
Posted By Arthur Peabody

$2 tubes at the Mart of Wal

I need tubes for my 700c x 25 tires. I tried the Mart of Wal, but they're locked up and no one had a key, so I ordered them on-line, picked them up. The next day they sent me an adjustment to the...
01-06-21, 11:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,497
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I use a Harbor Freight model. It seems to work. ...

I use a Harbor Freight model. It seems to work. Shimano's docs specify torques for every part.
01-06-21, 11:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,323
Posted By Arthur Peabody

When I touch up a kitchen appliance (white), my...

When I touch up a kitchen appliance (white), my pickup (red, black bumper), I spray some on my bike frame when I clear the nozzle; that way it looks crappy for free. I also have some touch-up paint...
01-06-21, 11:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Hmm... I just re-installed my Shimano bar-end...

Hmm... I just re-installed my Shimano bar-end shift levers after 12 years. They're aluminum, except for the mounting bolt & nut, which seem to be chromed, thus un-rusty. Shimano's site has parts...
01-06-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 327
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Bicycling in Paris with the 'NY Times's Pamela Druckerman

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/06/opinion/paris-bike.html
I was invited to Critical Mass when I was in Paris in 2001.
01-04-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I couldn't find a picture of these, but it makes...

I couldn't find a picture of these, but it makes sense for the mounting screws to be on the inside, plus some newer Shimano shifters have indexed for the rear, friction for the front. I figure the...
01-04-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Shimano Deore, I think; it's been 25 years. The...

Shimano Deore, I think; it's been 25 years. The crank is and it's the only thing that's the same (I've even replaced the frame). I don't think it's indexed. I have a 3-speed crank, use an 8-speed...
01-04-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Installing bar-end shifters: are they handed?

12 years ago I swapped bar-end shifters for down-tube. I broke the down-tube shifters today so I'm trying to put tge bar-ends back on. I can't seem to get it right; the front is way to hard and...
12-24-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By Arthur Peabody

2 Baltimore boys deliver Christmas on their bicycles

from 'All things considered'
https://www.npr.org/2020/12/24/949609279/in-baltimore-these-santa-clauses-bring-pork-and-christmas-trees-to-your-door
12-24-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,672
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I recommend starting with an absorbent. Powdered...

I recommend starting with an absorbent. Powdered concrete may be most effective, diatomaceous earth next most. Let it sit, vacuum it out. After that I'd try solvents, careful to cover the clean...
12-23-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 408
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Cecilia Chiang, pioneering restaurateur, learned freedom on a bicycle.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/12/23/magazine/cecilia-chiang-death.html
12-14-20, 02:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I saw those Shimanos. I've been dubious about...

I saw those Shimanos. I've been dubious about 'new (other)'. Maybe this guy means unused but old style. Will the steel Shimano or alloy Sugino last longer?
12-13-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Whoops! I typoed - I meant 110. My point...

Whoops! I typoed - I meant 110.


My point is that 'vintage' may mean not-made-anymore, thus unlikely to be found next time.


Thanks. I think they're 5/64"; the 74mm is OOS.
12-13-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Filipinos turn to bicycles

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/13/world/asia/philippines-manila-bicycles-coronavirus.html
'City dwellers around the world turned to bicycles as the pandemic forced urban areas to restrict public...
12-12-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Thanks. I shopped and see that 8-speed is going...

Thanks. I shopped and see that 8-speed is going out of style. SRAM makes no chainrings that thin; Shimano makes none for 5-arm cranks. I found 1 Shimano for a 9. Even worse is replacing the...
12-11-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Chainring width: can I use one made for 10-11 in my 8?

I need new chainrings (sigh!) for my Shimano Deore triple: 5-arm, 110 & 74 mm. Listings specify gear numbers, most for 10-11, which means a thinner chain, perhaps thinner chainrings? than my 8.
12-11-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,027
Posted By Arthur Peabody

29" & 700 have the same BSD? Would a tube for a...

29" & 700 have the same BSD? Would a tube for a 29" fit my 700?
12-10-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,027
Posted By Arthur Peabody

27 and 700; I mentioned my 700 tires and that...

27 and 700; I mentioned my 700 tires and that 27.5 is .5 bigger than something, which would be 27. I can use a 27 tube in my 700.


Mr Brown died before the invention of 27.5 tires. This page...
12-10-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,317
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I've had good luck with eBay. I just bought a...

I've had good luck with eBay. I just bought a derailleur, cassette, tires, and rim strips. They seem to be the real thing. Sometimes I can window-shop better at Amazon, narrow down my search more...
12-10-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,027
Posted By Arthur Peabody

27.5" tires and tubes: why?

Why have 27.5" tires & tubes? Does .5" really make that much difference? Do 27.5" tubes work in my 700?
12-05-20, 11:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 760
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I've never worn anything out but the wheels. ...

I've never worn anything out but the wheels.

You answer my question: thanks. Many bicycle parts are a little lighter, which makes no difference to me; some are a tiny bit less frictive, which also...
12-02-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 760
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Colors? Really? Do you remember Bullseye...

Colors? Really?


Do you remember Bullseye pulleys? I think I saw them on a card in a bike shop as well as small display ads somewhere.


They're the cheapest SRAM, nearly the cheapest overall,...
12-01-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 760
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Rear derailleur: replacing only wheels

The wheels of my 3.5 year old (about 10K miles) SRAM X3 rear derailleur are floppy: their bearings have worn out. The rest seems to be as good as new. I can replace it for $27 - why would I replace...
11-16-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,848
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I use mineral spirits, paper towels (the...

I use mineral spirits, paper towels (the all-paper variety), plastic gloves, do it outside, take a ride immediately so all the solvent vaporizes, no water.
11-16-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 619
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Torque wrench

Torque wrench
11-10-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,349
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I turned 70 in October.

I turned 70 in October.
11-10-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,346
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Me three.

Me three.
11-07-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I'm not sure I get your deal, but I replaced my...

I'm not sure I get your deal, but I replaced my bar-end shifters with Sunrace downtube shift levers in 2008. The downtube didn't have bosses but 2 pegs, one on each side, that connected with a piece...
11-07-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I can't say they've been effective in preventing...

I can't say they've been effective in preventing punctures; I've had punctures through them, but maybe I would have had more. I've never had damage from the ends, perhaps because I've used those with...
11-06-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Using a tire liner as a rim strip

I had a flat 10 miles from home. The puncture was on the inside, because the rim strip had worn through. I used the tire liner as a rim strip. When I got home, taking the tire off was a chore: the...
10-28-20, 11:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,658
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Hummer hits cyclist, gets out to look, leaves

October 15 in Aurora, CO https://denver.cbslocal.com/2020/10/28/video-hummer-driver-hits-cyclist-leaves

Apparently just made the news.
10-21-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 770
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I bought a Campbell-Hauser for about $6 at the...

I bought a Campbell-Hauser for about $6 at the Mart of Wal. It works well. It takes 3 of those little button batteries but hasn't worn them out in 10 years. In the auto section - use it on my pickup...
10-21-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,505
Posted By Arthur Peabody

In '97 an LAPD ticketed me in Venice, right next...

In '97 an LAPD ticketed me in Venice, right next to its high school - I think the blue bandana on my head (to keep my ears warm) caught his attention. I ran a stop sign on an intersection that had no...
10-19-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Latest 'The New Yorker' has a bicyclist-themed cover

https://media.newyorker.com/photos/5f89edd5aafdd037851bf1f3/master/w_2560%2Cc_limit/NY201026_Kikuo_Johnson_Biking_Masks_story.jpg
10-19-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,584
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I remember this joke:

I remember this joke:
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