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04-16-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 568
Posted By tricky

Cheap bike tires are cheap, just like cheap car...

Cheap bike tires are cheap, just like cheap car tires.

A $70 bike tire is more like a $300 car tire.
04-15-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 231
Posted By tricky

I've never seen those suntour BBs before. Learn...

I've never seen those suntour BBs before. Learn something new every day...

I can't tell 100% from the pic if the cup rotates separately from the ring, I assume it does. For removal can you just...
04-15-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 231
Posted By tricky

You're only 3 posts away from posting pics! Reply...

You're only 3 posts away from posting pics! Reply in this thread a few times (how did you get the bike? What are you using for frame saver? What are your plans for the bike?) or introduce yourself...
04-14-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 20,242
Views: 3,395,100
Posted By tricky

Pray for that derailleur hanger.

Pray for that derailleur hanger.
04-13-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 738
Posted By tricky

Ha, This is always an acceptable answer. I am...

Ha, This is always an acceptable answer. I am actually a big fan of ratty bikes. You don't mind using them, i.e. riding the snot out of them or locking them up at a bike rack.

OP, your original...
04-12-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By tricky

Are these still being produced? If not, screw you...

Are these still being produced? If not, screw you for showing off such a cool piece of unobtainable bike obscura. :lol:
04-12-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 738
Posted By tricky

Some of that might clean up with aluminum foil...

Some of that might clean up with aluminum foil but there are lots of pieces that you can see even in the crappy pics that are all the way through the chrome. I am guessing maybe 50% of the rust will...
04-08-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 727
Posted By tricky

Interesting data point. yeah, I was just quoting...

Interesting data point. yeah, I was just quoting what I saw on that thread. It sounds like the "max" pressure for hookless rims is anywhere from 70-90 depending on the which rim and which tire you...
04-07-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 484
Posted By tricky

My girlfriend sent this to me yesterday. Loved it.

My girlfriend sent this to me yesterday. Loved it.
04-02-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 647
Posted By tricky

Thanks for the pic! I couldn't find anything on...

Thanks for the pic! I couldn't find anything on the H+Son site mentioning wear indicators.
04-02-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 353
Posted By tricky

This is going to sound blunt, but why don't you...

This is going to sound blunt, but why don't you weigh it? Step on the bathroom scale holding the bike, subtract your weight. It is possible that components changed over time and that could greatly...
04-02-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,840
Posted By tricky

I've almost dipped my toe into the Swatch waters...

I've almost dipped my toe into the Swatch waters before, been looking even more seriously since they rolled out Sistem 51 but I am a little afraid that I will end up with 100 of 'em like you! haha....
04-02-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,840
Posted By tricky

Some of the dogs were vintage, all were classic....

Some of the dogs were vintage, all were classic. ;)
04-02-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 727
Posted By tricky

Was the blowoff happening with rims that were...

Was the blowoff happening with rims that were completely hook-free? "Hookless" were common back in the day. They were never intended for high pressures. Hooked rims should be fine at high pressures...
04-02-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 647
Posted By tricky

I would guess that min thickness is going to be...

I would guess that min thickness is going to be different for different rims. They use different alloys, especially if you are talking vintage vs modern rims. Maybe manufacturers publish something...
04-01-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By tricky

If the components are original you can also use...

If the components are original you can also use those to date the bike.

Date of Manufacture of Bicycle Components can be used to date a bike: component dating...
04-01-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 647
Posted By tricky

Hold a flat edge against the braking surface,...

Hold a flat edge against the braking surface, shine a light behind it and post a pic here.
04-01-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,557
Posted By tricky

I'm sorry to tell you, but the fork may be bent....

I'm sorry to tell you, but the fork may be bent. Gonna need a driveside pic of this fine steed. ;)
04-01-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,949
Posted By tricky

Guess you'll need to exhume Signor Campagnolo and...

Guess you'll need to exhume Signor Campagnolo and give him a talking to. Let us know how that convo goes.
03-31-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,134
Posted By tricky

Believe me, most of 2020 had much higher drinks...

Believe me, most of 2020 had much higher drinks frequency than just Friday night.
03-26-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 583
Posted By tricky

Looks awesome. I am nowhere in shape to do an 80...

Looks awesome. I am nowhere in shape to do an 80 miler, but can you link me to that? I haven't played with routes too much on Strava but I just recently got a subscription and have been meaning to...
03-26-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,134
Posted By tricky

I didn't realize my Friday night drinks would be...

I didn't realize my Friday night drinks would be so much assistance, happy to help! :roflmao2:

But, yeah, only thing I can add is that I've seen folks pull the bottom bracket so that they can pour...
03-26-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 621
Posted By tricky

Oops! Totally missed that. I assumed that they...

Oops! Totally missed that. I assumed that they wouldn't let you purchase (buy it now and add to cart buttons are still there) if it's no longer available, but that's apparently a bad assumption.
03-26-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,364
Posted By tricky

Pics or it didn't happen. :D

Pics or it didn't happen. :D
03-26-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 621
Posted By tricky

Not so sure it's out of production. New on...

Not so sure it's out of production. New on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/SHIMANO-CN-HG91-XTR-Chain-Speed/dp/B0011ZNNIY
03-25-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By tricky

imabeliever1 Is that black bracket with the...

imabeliever1 Is that black bracket with the integrated cable stop a modern sturmey archer part?
03-24-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By tricky

First time on the internet, eh? I thought it was...

First time on the internet, eh? I thought it was funny and would have thought so even if I was the thread starter. Thumpism is a solid dude. You sure he's the as le in this situation?
03-24-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By tricky

How did you like the Shimano hub? Ride it much?...

How did you like the Shimano hub? Ride it much? They don't seem to get as much love as the Sturmey-Archers.
03-24-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 583
Posted By tricky

Here ya go! https://www.strava.com/clubs/candv ...

Here ya go! https://www.strava.com/clubs/candv

No PNW specific bikeforums.net C&V group on Strava, but plenty of C&V forum members in the area. Some are riding together. I am hunkered down till I...
03-23-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 389
Posted By tricky

Wow, yeah, get a new lid! Newer standards (the...

Wow, yeah, get a new lid! Newer standards (the federal CPSC standard was created in 1998) have come out since then. Helmet manufacturers claim that helmets degrade over time too.

As an owner of a...
03-23-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 483
Posted By tricky

Yes, lajt are you definitely using brake...

Yes, lajt are you definitely using brake housing?

Brake left, shifter right
...
03-22-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,206
Posted By tricky

Quite an honor to be on that list, but top honors...

Quite an honor to be on that list, but top honors go to you Kurt. Thanks a ton for getting these bikes that might have been scrapped into some kids hands instead.
03-16-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 61,152
Views: 9,153,157
Posted By tricky

Very clean and complete Raleigh Racing USA...

Very clean and complete Raleigh Racing USA Prestige for $275 in Seattle.

Check out this item on OfferUp. https://offerup.co/1H8R49Q2Feb

...
03-16-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 739
Posted By tricky

I’ve briefly rode ryansu ‘s bike (Spesh Sequoia...

I’ve briefly rode ryansu ‘s bike (Spesh Sequoia I think?) with Gevenalle shifters on it while we were waiting for the ferry and I was pleasantly surprised. I thought they were going to be awkward...
03-16-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,512
Posted By tricky

Have you not seen the gravel bike suspension...

Have you not seen the gravel bike suspension forks?
03-12-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By tricky

yup, better straight on pics and pics of the...

yup, better straight on pics and pics of the paint of the top and bottoms of the top tube and down tube are needed.
03-12-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By tricky

Good deal. The calipers are worth that alone.

Good deal. The calipers are worth that alone.
03-09-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By tricky

Robertj928 size? Agreed, this would be a great...

Robertj928 size? Agreed, this would be a great city bike, college bike or even (perhaps with a full repack of the bearings and some beefier double wall rimmed wheels) tourer. Great candidate for a...
03-09-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 877
Posted By tricky

I can see all the parts now.

I can see all the parts now.
03-04-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 596
Posted By tricky

Ben, I think even the Monoplanars are...

Ben,

I think even the Monoplanars are single pivot. Looking at that parts diagram, I can only see the single center pivot in both models. Maybe I am missing some campy wizardry, and I actually...
03-02-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 984
Posted By tricky

Jmpierce nice bike! I am surprised that 28c tires...

Jmpierce nice bike! I am surprised that 28c tires fit. I had an '89 Specialized Sirrus and the max was 25c. Could you go even larger?
03-01-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 597
Posted By tricky

You could try flipping the B screw around so that...

You could try flipping the B screw around so that it screws in from the "inside" and the screw head rests on the B screw stop on the der. hanger. It would give you a little extra kick back on the...
03-01-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By tricky

One question answered, but now I need to go...

One question answered, but now I need to go research Koski now. hehe I think I remember some mentions of Koski in Repack Rider's book.
02-26-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By tricky

justcynn Weren't these drop bar bikes? Axis was a...

justcynn Weren't these drop bar bikes? Axis was a cyclocross model (CX bikes are typically drop bar) and Google image search for "1990 Bianchi Axis" shows mostly drop bar bikes, but your description...
02-26-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By tricky

Yeah, same. Anyone know if this was the only year...

Yeah, same. Anyone know if this was the only year drops were offered?
02-26-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,798
Posted By tricky

Tagging the OP krems81 to notify him just in case...

Tagging the OP krems81 to notify him just in case he's still active
02-23-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,066
Posted By tricky

gugie Where do you like to get your tubing for...

gugie Where do you like to get your tubing for racks? I looked on Framebuilders Supply and didn't see anything like that there. I'd like to try my hand at some custom rack building as a way to dip my...
Forum: For Sale
02-22-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,965
Posted By tricky

Just realized that you are that Hack Mechanic....

Just realized that you are that Hack Mechanic. Just read Resurrecting Bertha after buying my first 2002, a
76. Loved the book!

Bump for a nice bike and notable member of the vintage BMW community
02-22-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 917
Posted By tricky

Woooow, nice score Mad Honk I'll keep an eye...

Woooow, nice score Mad Honk I'll keep an eye out for that build thread.
02-18-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,075
Posted By tricky

That Sugino stem is pretty great! Congrats on...

That Sugino stem is pretty great! Congrats on your score!
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