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09-20-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 31,357
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^ Attach a sidecar, and your passenger can...

^^^^^^ Attach a sidecar, and your passenger can be your map reader / navigator. But which way to orient the map?.... :foo:
09-20-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 12,192
Posted By madpogue

Sorry, my bad. I was just going on the tens of...

Sorry, my bad. I was just going on the tens of thousands of posts I've read here, wherein about the only thing people take seriously is what kind of chain lube is best.* Perhaps everyone else here,...
09-20-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 12,192
Posted By madpogue

Um, it was meant to be a sort of pop-quiz. And as...

Um, it was meant to be a sort of pop-quiz. And as said, it was tongue-in-cheek. We really don't take one another that seriously here.
09-20-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 12,192
Posted By madpogue

Post # 183 (it, um, immediately precedes post #...

Post # 183 (it, um, immediately precedes post # 184, therefore not a "tangent").

Post # 184 was a tongue-in-cheek REFERENCE to a demographic. There wasn't even the slightest hint of notions like...
09-20-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By madpogue

Sweet! We have two Lava Domes, an '85 and a '90,...

Sweet! We have two Lava Domes, an '85 and a '90, both with that same style of (Project Two?) fork. The '90 looks similar to your Kilauea, and is about 24 lb. It has that same trippy head badge. Don't...
09-20-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 31,357
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^ Within a week, some enterprising New York...

^^^^^^ Within a week, some enterprising New York bike thief will come up with a 55-gallon drum converted to a freon aerosol can......
09-19-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 31,357
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Whoa, isn't that one far astern an SR71...

^^^^^ Whoa, isn't that one far astern an SR71 Blackbird?
09-19-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 12,192
Posted By madpogue

Hangups? Who mentioned hangups? :foo:

Hangups? Who mentioned hangups? :foo:
09-19-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 31,357
Posted By madpogue

That's actually foxtail, a pernicious invasive...

That's actually foxtail, a pernicious invasive that's troublesome to farmers as well as native habitat managers. Left uncontrolled, it can (as you can see) take over an environment.

But +1 on the...
09-19-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 12,192
Posted By madpogue

Doesn't everybody know the demographics...

Doesn't everybody know the demographics associated with Subarus? Hint (possibly) - they're huge here in Madison, esp. the near east side.
09-18-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 19,005
Posted By madpogue

Okay, to the OP's original question - YES, I'd...

Okay, to the OP's original question - YES, I'd say tires / chain / tune-up / rust work are squarely within the "worth it" category for this bike. Rust appears manageable, and if all the "moving...
09-18-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 19,005
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^ In that case, retain the wino-bar...

^^^^^^ In that case, retain the wino-bar handlebar position.....
09-18-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 12,192
Posted By madpogue

Question - combien des velos peut-on mettre...

Question - combien des velos
peut-on mettre dans une vielle Renault?
Well the answer's no mystery;
You just look back in history
And inquire with Bernard Hinault.
09-17-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By madpogue

Built April 21, 1991. "Sierra" was the top of...

Built April 21, 1991. "Sierra" was the top of their MTB line back then. I have the next level down, an Impact Pro MOS, and it's sweet. Did you get a load of those chainstays?

"Rough"? That bike is...
09-17-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By madpogue

Are the brakes missing? Or the brake levers? ...

Are the brakes missing? Or the brake levers?

What exactly is "bad" about the headset? Unless it's been outside a lot, and/or hammered on hard without maintenance of the grease, it may just need to...
09-17-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 22,197
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ WWCD - What would Coppi do?

^^^^^ WWCD - What would Coppi do?
09-17-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 22,197
Posted By madpogue

All the more reason not to use third parties; the...

All the more reason not to use third parties; the forum sees the spy-gle link as "invalid" when attempting to use it to populate a gallery photo here. I would skip the third party route and upload...
09-17-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 599
Posted By madpogue

^^^^ Well, SOMETHING is making all text bold, in...

^^^^ Well, SOMETHING is making all text bold, in SOME sections/threads.

So at least I know it's not just me.
09-17-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 22,197
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Just post them directly here. Doesn't...

^^^^^ Just post them directly here. Doesn't require other viewers to visit any spysites, and it's up, as long as the forum is up. And no risk of an external site reorgainizing or invoking a draconian...
09-16-19, 11:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 285
Posted By madpogue

A FLAPS will probably "lend" you a pickle fork....

A FLAPS will probably "lend" you a pickle fork. Usu. you put down a deposit of the value of the tool, or just leave your cc number, and when you return it you get your deposit back (or they tear up...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-19, 11:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,260
Posted By madpogue

^^^^ Hmm, somebody's gonna have to talk to Tom...

^^^^ Hmm, somebody's gonna have to talk to Tom Mohr about that "Commuter Path" phrase, that was phased out years ago at the request of neighbors who most certainly DON'T use it to commute.
Forum: Commuting
09-16-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,260
Posted By madpogue

No such thing. It's called the "Southwest Path"....

No such thing. It's called the "Southwest Path". Yes, commuters are among the _multiple_ types of users, but it is a "Shared-use path":
...
09-16-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 13,570
Views: 2,743,280
Posted By madpogue

:eek: Those wino bars! :eek:

:eek: Those wino bars! :eek:
09-16-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13,570
Views: 2,743,280
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Shouldn't a moderate bribe work in both...

^^^^^ Shouldn't a moderate bribe work in both cases?
09-15-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,155
Posted By madpogue

But the phone company doesn't have, as its...

But the phone company doesn't have, as its primary mission, gathering information about us and selling it to anyone willing to pay. The phone company may sell our information, or allow us to opt out...
09-14-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 17,733
Views: 2,769,495
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^ Can it 3D-print a bike?

^^^^^^ Can it 3D-print a bike?
09-14-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 562
Posted By madpogue

polymorphself - Look for a four-digit number...

polymorphself - Look for a four-digit number stamped vertically on the head badge and post it here. Fourth digit is the year (within whatever decade, of course).

Dang-ol', that's a steal. I'd pay...
09-14-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17,733
Views: 2,769,495
Posted By madpogue

I'm feelin' the burn.......

I'm feelin' the burn.......
09-13-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 854
Posted By madpogue

The mount/dismount is the most likely...

The mount/dismount is the most likely explanation; even left-handed people mount/dismount from the NDS.
09-12-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 52,107
Views: 6,982,267
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ And if it's the shop as dealer, and not the...

^^^^^ And if it's the shop as dealer, and not the consigning owner, posting the ad, it's in violation of CL rules. Dealers are supposed to post "as dealer" and PAY for the ad, which is what keeps CL...
09-12-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 854
Posted By madpogue

Here's a boring overly-logical...

Here's a boring overly-logical not-the-least-bit-funny explanation -- by random chance, half (or more) are _initially_ posted with photos from the drive side. But those bikes sell faster, so over...
09-12-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 854
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ They used DuPont Imron automotive-style...

^^^^^ They used DuPont Imron automotive-style paint BITD, so either they just used the DuPont color names, or came up with the names under the influence of the fumes...
09-12-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 854
Posted By madpogue

^^^^ +1; the "610" in the serial number tables is...

^^^^ +1; the "610" in the serial number tables is just a place-holder of sorts. At that point in the process, it's unknown whether the bike would be a 613 or 614. Being a double, with gunmetal paint...
09-12-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,154
Posted By madpogue

Must be his metabolism......

Must be his metabolism......
09-12-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 854
Posted By madpogue

A 400 series would not have rack braze-ons, and I...

A 400 series would not have rack braze-ons, and I don't think they came in Gunmetal those years. 'Course, that said, I have one with the serial number of an '82 400 series, '83-style under-the-BB...
09-11-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 854
Posted By madpogue

It's an '81 or '82, by the livery and the...

It's an '81 or '82, by the livery and the above-the-stay rear mech cabling. Color and seat stay rack braze-ons suggests it's an '82 613, but it should have a Laprade seat post and nicer DiaCompe...
09-10-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By madpogue

+1; a simple hitch in the git-along like that...

+1; a simple hitch in the git-along like that could easily put some right off their game.

And a class-act attaboy to whoever lent him the wheel.
09-10-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,467
Posted By madpogue

Remove the canti, convert to a disc brake, get...

Remove the canti, convert to a disc brake, get the angle right, and by golly this just might work.....
09-10-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,155
Posted By madpogue

^^^^ There's no "as though" about it -- FB...

^^^^ There's no "as though" about it -- FB members' participation _IS_ FB's property. When you participate on FB, you're not a customer, client, or even a consumer. YOU are the product. To that end,...
09-10-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,467
Posted By madpogue

I just picked up one of these at a thrift store...

I just picked up one of these at a thrift store sale a few weeks ago; my wife spotted it among the usual shiny Magnas (et al) that everyone else was gravitating to. 1990, I think. Metallic orange...
09-10-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,154
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ In Wisconsin, we just call it "hay", and...

^^^^^ In Wisconsin, we just call it "hay", and leave it at that.....
09-10-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 758
Posted By madpogue

Any markings on the steerer tube? ...

Any markings on the steerer tube?

Interesting, braze-ons for a pannier rack, but none for the rear brake cable housing. Rack braze-ons may have come after the initial build.
09-10-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By madpogue

^^^^ So the Corima people didn't pay him enough...

^^^^ So the Corima people didn't pay him enough to spin that rear wheel into the right orientation?.... ;)
09-10-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,056
Posted By madpogue

nesteel , good point about the handlebar width. A...

nesteel , good point about the handlebar width. A difference like that could make the vintage bike feel "smaller".
09-10-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,056
Posted By madpogue

How long are the cranks on the two bikes? ...

How long are the cranks on the two bikes?

Can you slide the saddle back on the rails 5-10 mm?

Saddle-to-bar drop/rise is simply the difference in height (from the floor) between the saddle and...
09-10-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,154
Posted By madpogue

Cool how your photographer was able to catch you...

Cool how your photographer was able to catch you JUST as you were phasing out of 3D on that barren road, and then managed to jump through the portal her/himself into the waterfall scene.
09-09-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 868
Posted By madpogue

Fixed that for ya.... This all reflects on...

Fixed that for ya....

This all reflects on the increasingly intense throwaway nature of our society. Why work on something when the next generation of it will make it obsolete, and it'll be in the...
09-09-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 976
Posted By madpogue

WD-40 is not a penetrant, and is not much of a...

WD-40 is not a penetrant, and is not much of a lubricant. Try PB-Blaster, Kroil, Liquid Wrench Super _Penetrant_. 'Course, first thing to try is just to see if the pedal will come off without a...
09-09-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 976
Posted By madpogue

RJ the Bike Guy on youtube has a good video on...

RJ the Bike Guy on youtube has a good video on servicing that Ashtabula crankset. Given the age/condition of the bike, I'd get some penetrant on the NDS pedal threads post-haste; the whole job hinges...
09-09-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,155
Posted By madpogue

Congratulations; you are a human once again, and...

Congratulations; you are a human once again, and no longer a product.
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