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Forum: Foo
04-08-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 591
Posted By desconhecido

I never knew John Prine nor ever met him. Yet, I...

I never knew John Prine nor ever met him. Yet, I feel a great sense of sorrow with his passing. I've been a fan from about 1972.

This is one of my favorite recordings of one of my favorite John...
Forum: Foo
04-03-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 2,434
Posted By desconhecido

Has nobody mentioned Lance Armstrong from Plano? ...

Has nobody mentioned Lance Armstrong from Plano?
Waylon Jennings was from Littlefield.
Dan Blocker was from O'Donnell, a fact celebrated in O'Donnell to this day.
Willis Alan Ramsey, typically...
Forum: Foo
04-03-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 421
Posted By desconhecido

Up until a couple years ago, it was not easy to...

Up until a couple years ago, it was not easy to find a good American traditional style Pilsner. That is, dry and hoppy with but a hint of malt sweetness.Now there are some. St Arnold's here in...
04-02-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,225
Posted By desconhecido

I'm not sure what to make of this other than that...

I'm not sure what to make of this other than that it reminds me of the scene in "Little Big Man" where Richard Mulligan, as Custer, discusses his gonads. I always enjoyed Mulligan. Guess he did a...
Forum: Foo
03-30-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 2,434
Posted By desconhecido

Back in the late 70s, before I moved to Texas to...

Back in the late 70s, before I moved to Texas to become oilfield trash, I served in the army. We would go to Ft Bliss about twice a year for 2-3 weeks at a time. Back then, the two favorite El Paso...
Forum: Foo
03-30-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 2,434
Posted By desconhecido

Reminds me of this scene from the most excellent...

Reminds me of this scene from the most excellent movie Hell or High Water."
03-17-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,108
Posted By desconhecido

Here's an article in the New York Times:...

Here's an article in the New York Times: (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/12/world/europe/12italy-coronavirus-health-care.html)
from which:


and

and

and
03-17-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,108
Posted By desconhecido

Here is a mainstream American news source for...

Here is a mainstream American news source for each remark that I made about Italy's current healthcare situation with respect to covid-19. The first citation is to the Washington Post, the second...
03-17-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,108
Posted By desconhecido

I think I understand the point of trying to...

I think I understand the point of trying to encourage the elderly to isolate as much as possible, while also trying to provide support services to limit the need for us old people to go out. First,...
03-15-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,222
Posted By desconhecido

Well, it's your frame and your paint gun and your...

Well, it's your frame and your paint gun and your angle grinder and everything so if that's what you want to do, it's not something I would do, but, yeah, go for it.

Something you might consider...
03-14-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By desconhecido

Yeah, $20. Cheap. The AW hubs are worth that,...

Yeah, $20. Cheap. The AW hubs are worth that, easy. That's my theory anyway. Some people are hoarding toilet paper and hand sanitizer -- I've got a garage full of AW hubs. Just waiting for the market...
03-14-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By desconhecido

I've been buying Schwalbe tubes lately. Best...

I've been buying Schwalbe tubes lately. Best deals seem to be with various ebay vendors in 4 or 5 packs. There's a dealer in Appleton, WI who I've bought other stuff from and the service is pretty...
03-13-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,516
Posted By desconhecido

Probably the most important thing you can do...

Probably the most important thing you can do before carrying a self defense weapon is spend some time with a good criminal defense attorney. In the event you do use force, just because you and your...
03-13-20, 01:12 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,516
Posted By desconhecido

In the aftermath of a violent confrontation where...

In the aftermath of a violent confrontation where someone gets killed or seriously injured, the truth may prove to be an ephemeral concept. Establishing who was or was not exercising reasonable self...
03-13-20, 12:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By desconhecido

Never heard of this stuff. Back in the 80s I...

Never heard of this stuff. Back in the 80s I brewed some pretty decent beer, but I always used either boiling or bleach for sanitizer. But, times have changed, so it seems, and so has home brewing...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 722
Posted By desconhecido

What happens if you put a directional tire on...

What happens if you put a directional tire on backwards, does it cause a singularity or something? Has anybody lived to tell?
03-12-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By desconhecido

B Carre/G Derepas rough draft.

So, back in late January, I bought this French frame, probably from the late 70s (a guess) that had been damaged. Price was decent. There are a couple threads on this frame, one when the forum member...
03-07-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,233
Posted By desconhecido

I don't do facebook and have no idea what their...

I don't do facebook and have no idea what their standards might be, but a quick look through Velominati turns up something that is almost twItwIffle but not quite. That might seem pretty offensive...
03-07-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 662
Posted By desconhecido

I've never observed moderators closing a thread...

I've never observed moderators closing a thread and disagreed with them. They do a good job. That's my opinion and my total input on this question.
03-05-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,935
Posted By desconhecido

Lezyne is the spelling and the chuck that I...

Lezyne is the spelling and the chuck that I bought with a hose from Amazon is about $19. The have small pump that will mount on bottle bosses, I believe, with the double ended hose for about $25. ...
03-05-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,935
Posted By desconhecido

As for valves, I agree with you -- to each his...

As for valves, I agree with you -- to each his (or her or whatever) own. And why do we have presta valves at all? I've long thought it started with tubulars and when people started using clinchers on...
03-05-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,735
Posted By desconhecido

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20200305_111728_8cc716f5cef775bfdb8ea95211d11b6c14d1f77c.jpgYou asked to see it.
03-04-20, 11:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,338
Posted By desconhecido

Probably not chrome plated -- probably the balls...

Probably not chrome plated -- probably the balls were corroded and of inconsistent appearance when rotated under light.

I know that using grade 25 ball bearings for bicycle applications may seem...
03-04-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,858
Posted By desconhecido

Seems that RJR (Bob Jackson) and Hetchins have a...

Seems that RJR (Bob Jackson) and Hetchins have a long history including being part of the same company for a while. Before they were merged, Bob Jackson made frames for Hetchins on contract -- maybe...
02-27-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,014
Posted By desconhecido

As long as we are being pedantic, I object to...

As long as we are being pedantic, I object to that definition of sprocket. That is the description of a sprocket tooth, not a sprocket. Elsewhere (wikipedia, for example) points out that a tooth on...
02-18-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,581
Posted By desconhecido

Looks like there's room for fenders on mine (74...

Looks like there's room for fenders on mine (74 model) though 32mm tires and fenders might be real tight -- it has fat Continental 28mm tires and there's not a lot of clearance with those. Seems...
02-18-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By desconhecido

I think that is a 3TTT Record stem, 2d version...

I think that is a 3TTT Record stem, 2d version See Veloabase (http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=4D8A33C5-98FD-40B1-BACB-989D8E2847D0&Enum=102&AbsPos=23)

Clamp diameter is 25.8 mm, best as...
Replies: 19
Views: 809
Posted By desconhecido

Heck yes, for $50 if it were only an hour from...

Heck yes, for $50 if it were only an hour from me, I'd already own it.

Stronglight cranks -- tight fit for the socket and oversized crank puller thread.
02-13-20, 02:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 508
Posted By desconhecido

It's a nice bike and it's cool that it's close to...

It's a nice bike and it's cool that it's close to original condition and all that, but I don't see making changes to the bike to make it fit your purpose as a problem, particularly if you keep the...
02-12-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 595
Posted By desconhecido

I studied the photos for a long time before I...

I studied the photos for a long time before I contacted the seller and figured it was large 53 to large 54 and that's my best size. Contacted the seller and he said 54 cm, so it's my size. Showed...
02-08-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,581
Posted By desconhecido

I think those brakes are 610 front and rear....

I think those brakes are 610 front and rear. Maybe I'm wrong, but that's what they look like. I think 750s would work with Koolstop inserts or Continentals.
edit: I think the 610s stop better than...
02-06-20, 12:12 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,108
Posted By desconhecido

For stems, I like the 3TTT Record stems from the...

For stems, I like the 3TTT Record stems from the early 70s. Believe that they were standard on the Raleigh Pro bicycles for at least a while. They have an interesting shape, particularly when...
Forum: Foo
02-04-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 489
Posted By desconhecido

HEB is good, but for black beans, Ranch Style, in...

HEB is good, but for black beans, Ranch Style, in my opinion, is the way to go. Also, I don't see any Rotel.
Replies: 16
Views: 957
Posted By desconhecido

On the hub? No telling as it's a replacement ...

On the hub? No telling as it's a replacement Should follow the no groove:ita, 1 groove:bsa, 2 groove french rule.

Tipos are pretty nice hubs and roll better than either the Normandy Sport hubs...
01-29-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By desconhecido

Be careful that the tire is the right diameter to...

Be careful that the tire is the right diameter to fit your rim. 26" could mean 559 mm bcd, 571 mm bcd, 584mm bcd, 590 mm bcd or 597 mm bcd. My suspicion is that the 26 1 1/8" tire may be for 650C...
01-26-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 768
Posted By desconhecido

I wouldn't count on that to give you a decent...

I wouldn't count on that to give you a decent tension reading. To check your tension, compare the tone of the spokes to the tone of the spokes on a known well-built wheel of the same basic design. ...
01-09-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,418
Posted By desconhecido

The French have long taken pride in the metric...

The French have long taken pride in the metric system because, I've always thought, they sort of invented it. God knows how the Italians ended up with the mess that they did. 10mm x 26 tpi, for...
01-07-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,741
Posted By desconhecido

A long time ago, I used to tighten the straps and...

A long time ago, I used to tighten the straps and loosen them when needed. Loosening the strap on your preferred foot is a pretty simple fraction of a second thing. But, for the last 25 years or...
01-06-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,432
Posted By desconhecido

This is a 54 Sports. The wheels are 700c CR18s...

This is a 54 Sports. The wheels are 700c CR18s with 28mm Schwalbe glow-in-the-dark Marathons. I don't think I can get 32mm tires to fit but haven't tried. The saddle is a RHM creation and despite...
01-06-20, 12:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 657
Posted By desconhecido

I have a 34yo Park "home" model that I've hated...

I have a 34yo Park "home" model that I've hated since 1986 and everytime I use it I regret having not sprung for the Pro. I think this one was about $80 and the Pro was about $150 at the time, but...
01-05-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,236
Posted By desconhecido

It's a worthwhile exercise, in my opinion, but if...

It's a worthwhile exercise, in my opinion, but if you are replacing spokes (going 4x to 2x or replacing galvanized with ss) you will spend some change. Even if not replacing spokes, good rim strips...
Replies: 15
Views: 849
Posted By desconhecido

That bottom bicycle in the ad is an interesting...

That bottom bicycle in the ad is an interesting creature. DB 531 frame in 23" only (58 cm?). With steel hubs and rims and probably a cottered crank.
12-30-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,581
Posted By desconhecido

Check out this old Brooks...

Check out this old Brooks (https://www.bikeforums.net/11284328-post21.html)

It doesn't look like yours is that bad, but the holes in the leather around the rivets on the end of the cantle do look...
12-27-19, 10:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 619
Posted By desconhecido

Just have to say, that's a pretty bike and...

Just have to say, that's a pretty bike and probably makes somebody happy. And, that's all good.

As for the rusting of the forks, there was a discussion here not so long ago (past year or two)...
12-24-19, 12:41 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,621
Posted By desconhecido

I'm going to get a Raleigh Sports and paint it to...

I'm going to get a Raleigh Sports and paint it to look like a Centurion.
Forum: Touring
12-18-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By desconhecido

I've never tried the gatorskins but have heard...

I've never tried the gatorskins but have heard they are flat and cut resistant. I've also read comments by others implying that they don't ride well. One comment I remember was that they ride like...
Forum: Touring
12-18-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By desconhecido

I like the Schwalbe Marathon tires though they...

I like the Schwalbe Marathon tires though they can be tight to mount on some rims. Tighter than Paselas, anyway. They are not light, but the are durable.
10-21-18, 02:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,299
Posted By desconhecido

If it were mine, I wouldn't worry about the...

If it were mine, I wouldn't worry about the aluminum but I would replace the fork. !" CF forks are available, but finding one with a threaded steerer , I don't know about that. Lots of options if...
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