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01-23-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By old's'cool

Who the heII paid for all that junk? I sure as...

Who the heII paid for all that junk? I sure as heII hope I didn't! :mad:
01-20-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 465
Posted By old's'cool

Jamaica Mon!

Jamaica Mon!
01-16-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 465
Posted By old's'cool

That is a great word for it! :beer:

That is a great word for it! :beer:
01-09-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 365
Posted By old's'cool

Whether paper thin or not, the thin spot is a...

Whether paper thin or not, the thin spot is a stress concentration and guaranteed site for crack initiation.
01-06-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 287
Posted By old's'cool

Agreed. I just wanted to shine a light down the...

Agreed. I just wanted to shine a light down the path of cheap solutions.
01-06-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 287
Posted By old's'cool

This should be pretty close. ...

This should be pretty close.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/M-D-Building-Products-6-in-x-18-in-28-Gauge-Galvanized-Sheet-56072/205058572

I would disregard the thickness specified on the website. 28...
12-24-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 383
Posted By old's'cool

That's OK, nobody will notice. I've never seen 2...

That's OK, nobody will notice. I've never seen 2 GSs with the same equipment. It seems like they just rummaged around for parts, on any given day.
Thanks for the eye candy. IMHO, 70's Raleigh lagoon...
12-01-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 931
Posted By old's'cool

I agree, attempting to temper or anneal fine...

I agree, attempting to temper or anneal fine spring wire would be a very delicate operation. I would worry about the fatigue strength of the final material (with its reduced yield strength). I...
11-20-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 22,331
Posted By old's'cool

oh my

oh my
11-19-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,481
Posted By old's'cool

I'll preface by admitting I have some Scottish...

I'll preface by admitting I have some Scottish genes...
with that our of the way, FYI, I have salvaged several otherwise good tubes but with the valve stem separated from the tube rubber, or a...
11-19-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1,008
Views: 171,126
Posted By old's'cool

:lol:That's awesome. I'm trying to remember the...

:lol:That's awesome. I'm trying to remember the sketch, maybe it was on SNL. Was it Christopher Walken playing a rock producer?
11-15-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,481
Posted By old's'cool

...OK, the *** in my above post are the Latin...

...OK, the *** in my above post are the Latin word for "with" :rolleyes:
11-15-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,481
Posted By old's'cool

Randy will appreciate this, there is a nationwide...

Randy will appreciate this, there is a nationwide automotive *** hardware *** department store in Canada that is affectionately known, in the central part of the country at least, as Cambodian Tire.
10-30-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 22,331
Posted By old's'cool

And, judging by the background, unless I miss my...

And, judging by the background, unless I miss my guess, they're in the process of doing Amsterdam.
10-29-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 22,331
Posted By old's'cool

From right to left, Fat Freddy's Cat,...

From right to left, Fat Freddy's Cat, Freewheeling Franklin, Fat Freddy, and, the dude with the prominent beazer and the facial growth is -- Phineas (can't recall his nickname at the moment)
10-28-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 22,331
Posted By old's'cool

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x680/960x0_2f2dd04b87e914ffc1d52d32d023bc60029491ae.jpg

I assume at least some of you recognize these characters
10-25-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,831
Posted By old's'cool

I flew RC sailplanes BITD. Never had confusion...

I flew RC sailplanes BITD. Never had confusion about control sense... I just visualized myself in the aircraft. Only issue would be if a tumble, or obstruction of view by e.g. sunlight left the...
10-24-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,831
Posted By old's'cool

You've heard of the ass-hatchet... that second...

You've heard of the ass-hatchet... that second bike features the ass-machete, when the sketchy weld mod fails. And possibly an end of the line for men as far as further offspring goes. Regarding...
10-24-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By old's'cool

Not knowing any better, I guessed one of the...

Not knowing any better, I guessed one of the multiple entendres is that she should lean forward (i.e. down) to make his pedalling easier... on second thoughts, she should wait until he is finished...
10-17-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,256
Posted By old's'cool

:lol: I once got spanked by my girlfriend for...

:lol:
I once got spanked by my girlfriend for rubbernecking at a hot car... I guess she must have noticed another gal in the vicinity that she viewed as competition :cry::bang:
10-16-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 1,008
Views: 171,126
Posted By old's'cool

Missing a nut?

Missing a nut?
10-10-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By old's'cool

Keep an eye on the chain to...

Keep an eye on the chain to frame/chainstay/dropout clearance.
10-03-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By old's'cool

My preferred setup is a half step plus granny in...

My preferred setup is a half step plus granny in front with what I call a "natural" 6sp cluster in the back, natural because the gaps between the sprockets follow the natural number sequence, i.e....
09-24-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 338
Posted By old's'cool

T-Mar may be able to shed more light on my...

T-Mar may be able to shed more light on my anecdote about the Royce Union brand. It was my first ten-speed, acquired in 1972 in Winnipeg, Canada, of course, which is where I grew up. It was a 21"...
09-23-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,562
Posted By old's'cool

Holy backpedaling Batman!! ...

Holy backpedaling Batman!!
https://images.app.goo.gl/EjeqZ7aYieL4S9BM6
09-23-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,562
Posted By old's'cool

Helluva time machine :thumb: Are you sure? I...

Helluva time machine :thumb:

Are you sure? I don't see that svelte steel crankset weighing much over 3lbs; I'm interested to learn about a crankset that weighs close to nothing. :innocent:
09-22-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By old's'cool

Try your local co-op?

Try your local co-op?
09-12-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By old's'cool

The Plymouth GTX has the distinction, in the...

The Plymouth GTX has the distinction, in the first generation of muscle cars , that ended around 1973/1974 of not having any watered down, small displacement or low power variants. The standard...
09-12-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By old's'cool

The Coronet 500 was the top of the line model in...

The Coronet 500 was the top of the line model in those years, that I'm pretty sure you could option up however you liked in the powertrain department. The Super Bee, on the other hand, was marketed...
09-09-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 616
Posted By old's'cool

My experience is the sticking point on some...

My experience is the sticking point on some frames with conventional (i.e. forward facing) rear dropouts, is the radial clearance between the rear tire and the chainstay bridge, when installing or...
09-09-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,100
Posted By old's'cool

FWIW, that seems to be working, at least some of...

FWIW, that seems to be working, at least some of the time. Last year my girlfriend and I pre-ordered and purchased a pair of entry level bikes from Wally World at a vacation destination, to be...
09-08-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 682
Posted By old's'cool

My answer: When I'm buying. Which unfortunately...

My answer: When I'm buying. Which unfortunately for you, isn't very often lately.
09-03-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By old's'cool

Well, if you test sprayed it, I hope you cleared...

Well, if you test sprayed it, I hope you cleared the downtube and nozzle by spraying inverted until only gas came out. Extra points if you soaked the nozzle in lacquer thinner afterward.
08-29-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,672
Posted By old's'cool

Welcome! We are here to help, especially...

Welcome! We are here to help, especially newbies. I don't have the answer but I'll wager you'll get a very informative response from T-Mar next time he's online. You might hear from RandyJawa as...
08-24-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,003
Posted By old's'cool

Indeed. Only a knowledgeable machinist...

Indeed. Only a knowledgeable machinist understands what is entailed to get a good result with high probability. Then there is the question of whether there is sufficient meat in the spider to allow...
08-20-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By old's'cool

Quite so! :beer: Ideally, it needs to be deep...

Quite so! :beer:
Ideally, it needs to be deep enough to receive the whole length of the pin.
08-19-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By old's'cool

If you don't have a press, you might be able to...

If you don't have a press, you might be able to improvise with a vise. In any case you will need pin of slightly smaller diameter to push on the pivot pin, and a tube or pipe of appropriate ID to...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,543
Posted By old's'cool

O Knights of Ni, you are just and fair...

O Knights of Ni, you are just and fair...
08-01-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 765
Posted By old's'cool

I'll tell you what doesn't look right on a sleek...

I'll tell you what doesn't look right on a sleek racing bike... BRIFTERS!! :lol::troll:
08-01-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By old's'cool

I'm not klein, I'm more mittelgross.

I'm not klein, I'm more mittelgross.
Forum: Commuting
08-01-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,357
Posted By old's'cool

Ditch the ebike and get more exercise with less...

Ditch the ebike and get more exercise with less stress.
07-31-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,532
Posted By old's'cool

I hope everyone is aware that yield strength is...

I hope everyone is aware that yield strength is normally higher in importance that ultimate tensile strength. If the yield strength is exceeded during operation, then the component will not return...
07-29-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 507
Posted By old's'cool

I suggest you sell all your bikes but the...

I suggest you sell all your bikes but the cheapest, slowest one, then ride alot, hard.:innocent:
07-26-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,139
Posted By old's'cool

If I were going to go to the effort, I wouldn/t...

If I were going to go to the effort, I wouldn/t bother with WD40, I/d use something that/s going to stay around. Sorry for the slash instead of apostrophe. My compûter is possessed today.
07-16-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 867
Posted By old's'cool

Not BMX? Which must have provided significant...

Not BMX? Which must have provided significant DNA to the classic mountain bike.
07-16-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,661
Posted By old's'cool

Yeah, I'll buy that! ;)

Yeah, I'll buy that! ;)
07-15-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,661
Posted By old's'cool

And your hypothesis for why they're "going slow"...

And your hypothesis for why they're "going slow" is? :innocent:
07-10-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,567
Posted By old's'cool

CCM also had a Fastback series. In my...

CCM also had a Fastback series. In my neighborhood I remember a friend got a Fastback 500 for his birthday that was the coolest bike around that summer. Here's a photo of a purported Glider...
07-10-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,216
Posted By old's'cool

Haha, when the movie Rollerball was playing, we...

Haha, when the movie Rollerball was playing, we played a version of it on soccerfields, with our hi-rise bikes :lol: :injured:
07-09-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 833
Posted By old's'cool

Continuing in the spirit of the thread derail,...

Continuing in the spirit of the thread derail, Bah!, 6-speed, indexing, IGH etc are all for sissies. Tell her to woman up and get along with 5spd (or less) friction. Better still, Cambio Corsa or...
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