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07-02-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,736
Posted By CroMo Mike

What's a kickstand?

What's a kickstand?
Replies: 18
Views: 964
Posted By CroMo Mike

I like it. The black-and-white scheme, but not...

I like it. The black-and-white scheme, but not too much black. The shocking but subtle night sky theme, skillfully and tastefully done, in moderation. A tiny bit of celeste. Rare, indeed. Ride...
04-15-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By CroMo Mike

I've used them to silence the rattling heat...

I've used them to silence the rattling heat shield on the exhaust pipe of my car. I wrapped it around the offending parts and used pliers to twist the ends together (like we used to do with baling...
04-15-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By CroMo Mike

Many uses in RC (radio control) model building. ...

Many uses in RC (radio control) model building. Guy wires, throttle push-pull rods, control rods, etc. I seldom throw used stainless steel spokes away. I never know when I might need one.
Replies: 7
Views: 966
Posted By CroMo Mike

MSRP on that bike when new was about $1,000. Park...

MSRP on that bike when new was about $1,000. Park tool sells a wrench for the Mirage bottom bracket. They are available on eBay. My 1995 Bianchi CdI is from butted lugged cromo tubes and a decent...
04-06-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,287
Posted By CroMo Mike

I really like what you've done with it so far. ...

I really like what you've done with it so far. Keep the pictures coming.
03-23-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,691
Posted By CroMo Mike

Older lawn and garden equipment items have SAE...

Older lawn and garden equipment items have SAE socket hex heads. Our 1992 Land Rover Defender has both SAE and metric socket hex (and threads). My RC model gas race boats are all built with SAE...
02-13-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,393
Posted By CroMo Mike

Fish the best of the old ones out of your trash...

Fish the best of the old ones out of your trash can and run it until you can buy a new one.
01-07-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,467
Posted By CroMo Mike

Breaks! Twice misspelled.

Breaks! Twice misspelled.
12-22-18, 09:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,187
Posted By CroMo Mike

I've probably ridden 15 centuries. All on a 1972...

I've probably ridden 15 centuries. All on a 1972 Bottecchia Professional or on a 1982 Colnago Super, both with 700x21 or 700x22 tubulars.
Replies: 20
Views: 1,190
Posted By CroMo Mike

They were used extensively in pro bike racing...

They were used extensively in pro bike racing beginning in the late '90's. Armstrong was the last to win with them. But he's admitted to cheating. Today they have about the same value as one of...
12-14-18, 01:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 967
Posted By CroMo Mike

Wasn't there a Trek model that had a history of...

Wasn't there a Trek model that had a history of the fork crown cracking and breaking in that forward direction?
11-23-18, 01:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 718
Posted By CroMo Mike

To remove the "red shaft thing" pull the brake...

To remove the "red shaft thing" pull the brake lever down and go inside and remove the long screw that tightens the handlebar clamp. Pull that long screw all the way out, then the "red shaft thing"...
11-19-18, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 750
Posted By CroMo Mike

I bought a pair of Campy C Record Downtube shift...

I bought a pair of Campy C Record Downtube shift levers on eBay and received a pretty nice wristwatch instead. Somebody else got the levers. The seller got it all sorted out.

Another time my my...
10-11-18, 11:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 918
Posted By CroMo Mike

Schwinn Stingray. Anything with gaspipe...

Schwinn Stingray.

Anything with gaspipe frame frame or stamped dropouts or coaster brake or Ashtabula crank arms.
10-04-18, 08:21 PM
Replies: 17,582
Views: 2,723,865
Posted By CroMo Mike

Rim labels on both bikes not facing drive side.

Rim labels on both bikes not facing drive side.
10-04-18, 05:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,153
Posted By CroMo Mike

What the OP probably witnessed was the "drive a...

What the OP probably witnessed was the "drive a supercar program" (I forget the actual name of it) where they come to town with 6 or 8 supercars and sell the opportunity for a bunch of local...
09-25-18, 12:53 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,308
Posted By CroMo Mike

I bought an Olmo in 1971. They offered it with...

I bought an Olmo in 1971. They offered it with the delrin Simplex deraileurs or for ten bucks extra, Campy Valentinos. I paid the $10. They weren’t great either.
09-18-18, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By CroMo Mike

I've seen several artists' conceptions of...

I've seen several artists' conceptions of bicycles where the chain ring was on one side of the bike and the rear sprocket was on the other side. Somewhere in between, the chain seemed to pass...
09-10-18, 08:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By CroMo Mike

Glue the soles back on with Goop, also known as...

Glue the soles back on with Goop, also known as shoe goo. Works great.
09-04-18, 09:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,228
Posted By CroMo Mike

I have one of those on my Gas powered stand up...

I have one of those on my Gas powered stand up scooter so the other hand can control the throttle. It has a rocker device inside to equalize the pull force to each cable. Works well.
09-03-18, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 511
Posted By CroMo Mike

The digital calipers can be zeroed out at any...

The digital calipers can be zeroed out at any point in their range. While measuring the ball or spoke or whatever you will use for a spacer, zero it out, then measure the rim with the spacer. The...
08-31-18, 02:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,478
Posted By CroMo Mike

Tyrone, is that you? :foo:

Tyrone, is that you? :foo:
08-31-18, 05:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,312
Posted By CroMo Mike

Never mind the name, read the label. Rustoleum...

Never mind the name, read the label. Rustoleum recommends their primer before the topcoat. Rustoleum makes some great rust-converting primer, sold in spray cans.
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By CroMo Mike

Rusty spoke eyelets are a negative factor.

Rusty spoke eyelets are a negative factor.
08-27-18, 05:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,451
Posted By CroMo Mike

Several times I've stopped to render mechanical...

Several times I've stopped to render mechanical assistance to other bikers who might have otherwise had to end their ride at that point. In one case, I removed a brake mounting nut from my bike and...
08-27-18, 05:00 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,254
Posted By CroMo Mike

I have lots of pumps and CO2, too. But on my...

I have lots of pumps and CO2, too. But on my daily rides I use the E.T. method. I call home. I've only had to do that twice in 7 years.
08-26-18, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By CroMo Mike

I have some more than 40 years old still working...

I have some more than 40 years old still working fine.
Forum: Foo
08-24-18, 07:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 662
Posted By CroMo Mike

A few years ago, Best Buy would accept old TV's...

A few years ago, Best Buy would accept old TV's for disposal, no questions asked. We rushed over there and bought new flat-screens and took all our (still working) CRT TV's in while they were...
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By CroMo Mike

I recommend that you be careful unless you intend...

I recommend that you be careful unless you intend to strip it completely and sand blast before a full repaint. The blistering shows that the rust has migrated under the paint and will continue to...
08-19-18, 04:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 662
Posted By CroMo Mike

Where my dad worked one of the engineers kept...

Where my dad worked one of the engineers kept bragging about the fantastic gas mileage he was getting with his VW Beetle. So some of the other engineers started sneaking out to the parking lot and...
08-18-18, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By CroMo Mike

Well he did say "one of my favorite wraps......" ...

Well he did say "one of my favorite wraps......" :foo:
08-17-18, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By CroMo Mike

I had one which would not tighten enough to hold...

I had one which would not tighten enough to hold because the screw was bottoming in the braze-on fitting. I cleaned up the threads with a tap and all was good.
Replies: 15
Views: 683
Posted By CroMo Mike

I agree that it appears to be in great condition...

I agree that it appears to be in great condition and nearly complete. Just needs cleaning and new tires, bar tape and hoods, all of which are expected anyway. I'd leave the bearings undisturbed...
08-12-18, 12:50 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,582
Posted By CroMo Mike

Dumbest thing, bike related? Responding in kind...

Dumbest thing, bike related? Responding in kind to the insults directed toward me by the idiot hanging out the side window of a passing car. Who would have guessed that the car would stop and 3...
08-12-18, 06:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 731
Posted By CroMo Mike

Helicopter tape.

Helicopter tape.
08-09-18, 07:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,298
Posted By CroMo Mike

ButchA, well done!!

ButchA, well done!!
Forum: Southeast
08-09-18, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 814
Posted By CroMo Mike

I did that trip with the Baltimore Bicycle Club...

I did that trip with the Baltimore Bicycle Club years ago as a two-day trip. We did 111 miles from Front Royal to Waynesboro on Saturday, hotel for the night, and the other way on Sunday, stopping...
08-01-18, 03:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By CroMo Mike

Great workmanship on that new frame! Are you...

Great workmanship on that new frame! Are you going to paint it?

If that red Masi were mine, it would end up in period-correct Campy Record; I just can't help myself.
Replies: 12
Views: 506
Posted By CroMo Mike

My 1972 Bottecchia Professional has no serial...

My 1972 Bottecchia Professional has no serial number anywhere.
07-28-18, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By CroMo Mike

She looks really kick azz now! Great job!

She looks really kick azz now! Great job!
Replies: 12
Views: 506
Posted By CroMo Mike

The number scratched in the bottom bracket is...

The number scratched in the bottom bracket is some prior owner’s social security number.
Replies: 22
Views: 1,196
Posted By CroMo Mike

Beautiful unridden and unmolested condition....

Beautiful unridden and unmolested condition. Rather small frame size more suitable for riders under 5'5" may be harder to sell, or may be ideal for someone's wife or girlfriend. I'd just pump up the...
07-24-18, 06:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 625
Posted By CroMo Mike

In my other hobby- radio control model boats and...

In my other hobby- radio control model boats and helicopters, I use leftover stainless steel bike spokes for pushrods, guy wires, etc.

Empty co2 cartridges make great handles for small files.
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07-23-18, 10:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,941
Posted By CroMo Mike

That gives me the heebie jeebies. I have 7...

That gives me the heebie jeebies. I have 7 bikes, 8 extra wheels, and one cardboard box full of bike parts, and that's enough :lol:
07-23-18, 09:54 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,285
Posted By CroMo Mike

BSO = Bicycle Shaped Object - Wally World Bike ...

BSO = Bicycle Shaped Object - Wally World Bike

KDO = Knocks Dirt Off - Flipper reseller who does nothing to improve the bike before reselling.
07-16-18, 12:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 848
Posted By CroMo Mike

Nothing new under the sun. Back in the late...

Nothing new under the sun. Back in the late 1950's my neighbor's teenage son spoked two rims onto one hub and used it on the rear of a 26" "paper-boy" bike as an experiment in additional traction. I...
Forum: Foo
07-06-18, 04:40 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 2,763
Posted By CroMo Mike

True appreciation of the differences comes from...

True appreciation of the differences comes from reading British car service manuals.

First of all, you have to pronounce it properly. A Jaguar in British is pronounced Shag-you-Whirrr or...
06-06-18, 03:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 832
Posted By CroMo Mike

The roller is just one of the chain’s moving...

The roller is just one of the chain’s moving parts. The plates also oscillate on the pins to allow it to bend. The tiny cartridge bearings suggested by the OP would do nothing for that wear point.
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