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08-30-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,249
Posted By Bandera

Dallas? :roflmao: Of course, Dallas. :roflmao2:...

Dallas? :roflmao:
Of course, Dallas. :roflmao2:

-Bandera
08-30-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,249
Posted By Bandera

I've been in and around "The Sport" for 51...

I've been in and around "The Sport" for 51 seasons now, raced in ABL of A, USCF and NORBA events, seen the start of BMX and the early days of MTB racing from inside events.

If someone wants to...
08-29-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,233
Posted By Bandera

It's not 1969 anymore and Yep, you missed it. ...

It's not 1969 anymore and Yep, you missed it.

-Bandera
08-29-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,876
Posted By Bandera

Great product, except when there's more than one...

Great product, except when there's more than one and the users are traveling in opposite directions it's a Chaos Generator.
Amusing perhaps for a sociopathic anarchist but also a great way to get...
08-29-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,876
Posted By Bandera

A series of properly timed traffic control...

A series of properly timed traffic control signals set to an urban bike commuter's pace will "reduce delays" for cyclists more than any widget that be can devised.
Of course the hordes of motorized...
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By Bandera

1st off it's not a "24 inch Frame" it's as tall...

1st off it's not a "24 inch Frame" it's as tall as was manufactured ~25" range, and "rare" because we had a hard time selling a gaudy Japanese production "Raleigh"when new even though the build...
08-29-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,876
Posted By Bandera

Your "professor" has apparently never been on a...

Your "professor" has apparently never been on a bicycle as an adult, has no concept of what a "delay on bike travel" actually is much less how to grade a course project on "reducing it" and has Zero...
08-29-19, 06:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,249
Posted By Bandera

This is the sub-forum "The 33"-Road Bike Racing...

This is the sub-forum "The 33"-Road Bike Racing isn't it, not The 41?
What recreational riders with e-bikes, recumbents or whatever operate that's not approved for USAC and/or UCI competition isn't...
08-28-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,249
Posted By Bandera

My perspective is across generations of bike...

My perspective is across generations of bike design and manufacturing looking forward to a whole new paradigm of truly "custom" manufacturing for each customer in every aspect of fit and function on...
08-27-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,249
Posted By Bandera

3D Printing: Saddles 1st

As predicted the mid-industrial mass production manufacturing model is just about to be superseded by the 3D production of unique individual components before giving way to totally 1-Off race bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,192
Posted By Bandera

Crazy talk.......:eek:

Crazy talk.......:eek:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,192
Posted By Bandera

Endurance is a function of seat time, not bike...

Endurance is a function of seat time, not bike weight.
Want greater endurance?
Go for longer rides.

-Bandera
Forum: Foo
08-23-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,452
Posted By Bandera

Which requires commercial ventilation, gas...

Which requires commercial ventilation, gas delivery infrastructure and fire suppression that you won't see in residential construction.
Even a residential Wolf stove is a substantial investment in...
Forum: Touring
08-23-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,292
Posted By Bandera

Perhaps I mistook the BF thread in the Touring...

Perhaps I mistook the BF thread in the Touring sub-forum "Why cloth panniers?" with motorcycle related content in Post #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) for a...
Forum: Touring
08-23-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,292
Posted By Bandera

Oddly enough I recalled what had been...

Oddly enough I recalled what had been traditionally used for reliably carrying loads for motorcycles and bicycles, looked into what improvements had been made in design and materials since.
Reviewed...
08-23-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,055
Posted By Bandera

See Post #14...

See Post #14 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=14) in this thread.

-Bandera
Forum: Foo
08-23-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,452
Posted By Bandera

Having an inexpensive portable induction cooker...

Having an inexpensive portable induction cooker that can be moved outdoors keep the smoke, stink and splatter of stir-fry out of the house, plugged in on a counter in the kitchen to supplement the...
08-22-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,055
Posted By Bandera

Really? And how exactly would one accomplish...

Really?
And how exactly would one accomplish that feat w/ cup and cone hubs requiring disassembly/re-assembly on an overhaul?

-Bandera
Forum: Touring
08-22-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,292
Posted By Bandera

That is an enormous amount of monkey-motion to...

That is an enormous amount of monkey-motion to get some kitty-litter containers. :eek:
Congratulations, I guess. :foo:

-Bandera
08-22-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,055
Posted By Bandera

Wheel truing machines back-when required Zero...

Wheel truing machines back-when required Zero side-play at the hub w/o QR compression, mfgs provided that for OEM wheel builds at the factory SOP.
It was up to the mechanic at the shop on higher-end...
08-22-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,055
Posted By Bandera

Install said wheels w/ proper closure of the OEM...

Install said wheels w/ proper closure of the OEM QRs and ride for a few dozens of miles letting the excess grease find it's way out, wipe off same.
Now, w/ the bike in the work stand give the Fr &...
Forum: Foo
08-22-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,452
Posted By Bandera

For those less inclined to go for rumor,...

For those less inclined to go for rumor, mis-information, fear , or just baseless BF twaddle there is always Consumer Reports:
...
Forum: Touring
08-22-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,292
Posted By Bandera

I doubt that commercially produced soft panniers...

I doubt that commercially produced soft panniers would have fallen off in the 1st place. :foo:

As always, suit yourself.

-Bandera
Forum: Touring
08-22-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,292
Posted By Bandera

There is a considerable cost difference as well...

There is a considerable cost difference as well as weight between the hard and soft bags I've used for long distance motorcycling.
Add in a range of propitiatory mounting hardware to outfit a...
08-21-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,500
Posted By Bandera

"Straps"? :eek: Is it 1983 again? :foo: ...

"Straps"? :eek:
Is it 1983 again? :foo:

-Bandera
Forum: Foo
08-21-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,452
Posted By Bandera

Congratulations, that is the most rumor ridden,...

Congratulations, that is the most rumor ridden, incorrect, fear-mongered and lack of direct experience "review" of any kitchen tech I've ever read.
Completely reinforces a well deserved Ignore.
...
Forum: Foo
08-21-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,452
Posted By Bandera

Although "other places" have experience with...

Although "other places" have experience with induction hardware mfg what is on offer in my area, other than the stand-alone cookers, are designs that mainstream US distribution has little to no track...
08-21-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,281
Posted By Bandera

OP: Only one way to find out: Have at It! Be...

OP: Only one way to find out: Have at It!
Be sure to have a camera crew w/ a high frame rate available to document the experiment.
Enjoy!

-Bandera
Forum: Foo
08-21-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,452
Posted By Bandera

Now that the price gap between a flat-top...

Now that the price gap between a flat-top electric and an induction range has fallen to ~$250-$900 I'd consider going induction if my 'lectric range died today.
No gas service where I live and...
08-20-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,941
Posted By Bandera

In my club 50 years ago new riders were set on a...

In my club 50 years ago new riders were set on a long term program to adapt to the machine, learn solid operational control, pedaling technique and the culture and etiquette of life in the pace-line...
08-20-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,350
Posted By Bandera

Yep, in fact that is SOP for my FG road riding. ...

Yep, in fact that is SOP for my FG road riding.
If you have to install a fresh tire measure to make sure and fit the widest supple tire that clears the fork to get a more compliant ride, the same...
08-20-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,166
Posted By Bandera

Try this: Find a relatively flat 1 mile stretch...

Try this: Find a relatively flat 1 mile stretch of decent pavement and ride it as hard and fast as you possibly can sprinting all-out for an imaginary finish line at the end.
Were you 1)"on the...
08-20-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,850
Posted By Bandera

About the same time that the film "Kinky Boots"...

About the same time that the film "Kinky Boots" became popular and Shimano introduced 10 cog derail systems.
This allowed our local hero of the 41 Captain Fast to cross chain 50X28 on his Team Shy...
08-20-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,850
Posted By Bandera

It is indeed and like cross-dressing in the '70's...

It is indeed and like cross-dressing in the '70's once frowned upon by some but now quite common and simply no big deal anymore, except in College Station.

-Bandera
08-20-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,850
Posted By Bandera

No.

No.
08-19-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,941
Posted By Bandera

Q: How can you tell if an old bicycle was a Race...

Q: How can you tell if an old bicycle was a Race Bike?
A: If the current owner can't hack the original gearing.

-Bandera
08-19-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,941
Posted By Bandera

It was SOP when those bikes were built. As was...

It was SOP when those bikes were built.
As was said back-when about a great many things: "If it feels good, do it."

-Bandera
08-17-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,056
Posted By Bandera

It was. Rene' Herse used them on bespoke...

It was.
Rene' Herse used them on bespoke handmade Constructor machines, they passed Stan Natanek's intensive Schwinn Approved certification process and not one of my Varsity or Continental customers...
08-17-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,056
Posted By Bandera

It is astoundingly provincial to be "a curmudgeon...

It is astoundingly provincial to be "a curmudgeon about unusual bolt head sizes or thread pitches" back-when or now in the C&V environment.
Was Whitworth unusual to a British bike mechanic in the...
08-17-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,056
Posted By Bandera

You are woefully uninformed for a purported...

You are woefully uninformed for a purported "Vintage Bicycle Rescourse".

"Yoshiro Shimano visited Stan Natanek, the head of Schwinn, several times before receiving any order for parts from him....
08-17-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,056
Posted By Bandera

It's been common with vertical integration in a...

It's been common with vertical integration in a bike industry isolated from International competition and with the need to assure QC/QA standards that met their requirements and of their customers...
08-16-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,056
Posted By Bandera

The original and genuine "Schwinn" was in...

The original and genuine "Schwinn" was in business from 1895-1992, they don't "allow" anything to happen anymore and haven't for quite some time.
Is this news?

-Bandera
08-16-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,056
Posted By Bandera

Yep, buy those tires for the OEM wheels if you...

Yep, buy those tires for the OEM wheels if you want high quality bearings, rims, spokes and an easy to overhaul dependable stopping Bendix coaster brake.
Schwinn Approved frames and components for...
Forum: Touring
08-16-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,620
Posted By Bandera

Even for the most math illiterate a gear...

Even for the most math illiterate a gear calculator expressing the output in GI is about as simple and easy to operate and understand as possible.
For those who can't understand that 70 GI is 70 GI...
Forum: Touring
08-16-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,620
Posted By Bandera

Not only do "most people" not know which cog they...

Not only do "most people" not know which cog they are operating in, they don't know what that means in relative and absolute gearing terms.
How "hard" is it to pedal the cog I'm in, how fast will I...
08-15-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,053
Posted By Bandera

OP: A perusal of the BF sub-forum Classic &...

OP: A perusal of the BF sub-forum Classic & Vintage may prove enlightening on a wide variety of topics related to the history, operation and maintenance of a now C&V machine.

-Bandera
Forum: Touring
08-15-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,620
Posted By Bandera

Stem shifters require that you raise up and cross...

Stem shifters require that you raise up and cross the centerline of balance to shift, neither a positive contribution to stability shoulder to shoulder in a double pace-line or when carrying a...
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,620
Posted By Bandera

Amateur racers like us "back when" used what we...

Amateur racers like us "back when" used what we could afford and preferred, in that order.
Pros have used what sponsors provided set-up as they preferred, with logos removed from saddles etc to hide...
08-14-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,192
Posted By Bandera

Component wear is inevitable if a bicycle is in...

Component wear is inevitable if a bicycle is in service for a long period of time, especially if ridden hard in all weathers on lousy road/trail surfaces.
Chains, cassettes, cables, brake pads,...
Replies: 25
Views: 4,234
Posted By Bandera

If you are at "Yes & Yes" to the questions in...

If you are at "Yes & Yes" to the questions in Post #18 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=18) and up for what is a reasonable challenge the advice from the experienced...
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