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03-28-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By UKFan4Sure

And the Sprint versions were pretty rare. Sprint...

And the Sprint versions were pretty rare. Sprint had a pretty short run, but was outstanding stuff.
03-27-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Highest gear setting = lowest cog. Used to make...

Highest gear setting = lowest cog. Used to make my head spin...

Basically, you want to install it with the brifter small paddle lever having released all the way down by clicking it "in" as far...
Forum: Touring
03-27-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Gotta weigh in here... I have the Brooks...

Gotta weigh in here... I have the Brooks Imperial. That's the cut out model. I've had two of them over the years and love it. The cut out not only helps with the man bits, but it also lets the saddle...
03-27-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I am always late to the ball game... Arrrgh!

I am always late to the ball game... Arrrgh!
03-27-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 95
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Peugeot 21.8mm Stem $25 (OBO) Plus Actual Shipping

Got a nice Peugeot stem here.. 21.86 is what my calipers say. It is 144 mm tall, but I don't see a minimum depth line on it.

Stem is pretty unique looking and came off of a mixte frame I...
Forum: Touring
03-27-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,064
Posted By UKFan4Sure

My favorite series of videos! The production and...

My favorite series of videos! The production and the ideas behind how to produce them is fantastic. Never a dull moment.
03-26-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By UKFan4Sure

We've all been where you are at one time or...

We've all been where you are at one time or another. C&V folks are very helpful. You can also get help from the the Bicycle Mechanics forum. Good luck!
03-26-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 356
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Yeah, well that's the thing with carbon. No one...

Yeah, well that's the thing with carbon. No one wants to put their ass on the line.
Forum: Touring
03-25-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Totally agree. Speed isn't the game, it's the...

Totally agree. Speed isn't the game, it's the ride....
Forum: Touring
03-25-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I'm reading this post and it is almost precisely...

I'm reading this post and it is almost precisely what I did. But my tourer is a bit older and has a 6 speed freewheel. 13,15,17,20,26,30. I swapped to a 46/36/24 and pushed my derailleur's chain...
Forum: Touring
03-25-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,793
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Comfort by being able to run lower pressures. ...

Comfort by being able to run lower pressures. Smoooooth, baby!
03-25-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 603
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I personally like seeing an individual listing...

I personally like seeing an individual listing for each part. That way, I know each reply is about THAT part. Someone might reply, "What are the measurements?" Well, the measurements of what part,...
03-25-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 356
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Here was his reply: "It could be a surface...

Here was his reply:

"It could be a surface mark or go deeper, I would need to scan it."
03-24-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Yep, they are Mafac, infac.... I laughed at...

Yep, they are Mafac, infac....

I laughed at my friend's brother... He called it a Pew-got frame.
03-24-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By UKFan4Sure

So I Get a Phone Call....

And this buddy of mine says his brother was thinking about me and had some "bike parts" he was bringing over to his house. He wanted me to take a look and see if I wanted any of it. Well.... yeah....
03-24-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 408
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Not helpful, I know.... But I just hate using...

Not helpful, I know.... But I just hate using toe clips at all. It's one part of "vintage" I won't participate in. I've gone down one time too many trying to free a shoe from them.
03-24-20, 04:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Pics would help...

Pics would help...
03-23-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 482
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Don't know if this thread may help: ...

Don't know if this thread may help:

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1182981-help-getting-cassette-lock-ring-off.html
03-23-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 167
Posted By UKFan4Sure

No, bought nothing else, so shipping is the...

No, bought nothing else, so shipping is the issue. I paid $14 for the cap. It's a nice one, though. It's one inch. If you should need a 1" unicorn. It also came with the star-fangled washer and bolt.
03-23-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 167
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Problem solved. And an expensive mistake...

Problem solved. And an expensive mistake...
03-23-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 167
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Ahhh.... Maybe that's the problem as there is a...

Ahhh.... Maybe that's the problem as there is a shim over the carbon steerer. I thought that shim was standard with a carbon steerers to provide some sort of equalization of the clamping forces. I...
03-23-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,726
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I retired at age 56, two years ago. The stress...

I retired at age 56, two years ago. The stress and the grind was turning me into a monster. I had to find a way out. Since I had 31 years in with the company, I left. Now, two years later, I find...
03-23-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 517
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Kids these days.....

Kids these days.....
03-23-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 865
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Honestly? Buy an entire bike and strip it. Sell...

Honestly? Buy an entire bike and strip it. Sell the frame. Sorry, I know that's not what you want to hear, but it's been the most reasonable way for me as of late.
03-23-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 519
Posted By UKFan4Sure

The position of those bars makes my back hurt...

The position of those bars makes my back hurt just looking at them... :50:
03-23-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 167
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Steerer Tube Cap Sizing Help

I have a question about the headset cap on my bike. I have a Cane Creek Headset and ordered a used Cane Creek cap for it, just for the uniformity of it (1 inch steerer). When I got it, to my...
03-23-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 482
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I had this one time and was missing a spacer. It...

I had this one time and was missing a spacer. It would only rattle when I was in the higher (smaller cog) gears.
03-22-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Mine sits level even with a curved fork. Sure...

Mine sits level even with a curved fork. Sure you have the right kind of rack?

...
03-22-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 356
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I've asked Mr. Luescher to weigh in on the...

I've asked Mr. Luescher to weigh in on the situation. Maybe he can advise..
03-21-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,474
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I have a set of these, they aren't nearly as nice...

I have a set of these, they aren't nearly as nice as the Tektro RL-340 lever... It's not even close.
03-21-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,474
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I have a set of these, they aren't nearly as nice...

I have a set of these, they aren't nearly as nice as the Tektro RL-340 lever... It's not even close.
03-21-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 282
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Nice find! Glad you saw it before I did. That's...

Nice find! Glad you saw it before I did. That's within Louisville distance! :)
03-21-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,919
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Jumbo rolls in stock at a store near you! ...

Jumbo rolls in stock at a store near you!


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03-21-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,462
Posted By UKFan4Sure

:love:

:love:
03-21-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,462
Posted By UKFan4Sure

DeRosa Professional.... ...

DeRosa Professional....


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03-21-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 356
Posted By UKFan4Sure

A little harsh, don't you think? He's not an...

A little harsh, don't you think? He's not an expert on CF, so he asked. I say, the only dumb question is the one you don't ask. Give the guy a break.
How the bars "look and "fell" (sic) have nothing...
03-21-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 482
Posted By UKFan4Sure

loose cassette. tighten the locknut

loose cassette. tighten the locknut
03-20-20, 04:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I'm seeing it's cheaper to buy 2x1 vs the twin...

I'm seeing it's cheaper to buy 2x1 vs the twin pack? Am I understanding this correctly?
03-19-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Yes, originally on this Schwinn Voyageur. ...

Yes, originally on this Schwinn Voyageur.

...
03-19-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By UKFan4Sure

They will be in C&V sales tomorrow at some point....

They will be in C&V sales tomorrow at some point. They came off a bike I put dual sided pedals on.
03-19-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 877
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Good to see you on that Schwinn. I saw the logo...

Good to see you on that Schwinn. I saw the logo on the headbadge, and thought "Is he riding a SCHWINN???!!!!! No WONDER he's boinked!

But seriously, it's good to see the higher end Schwinn's...
03-19-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,541
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Very nice build. Thanks for sharing your dad's...

Very nice build. Thanks for sharing your dad's old ride! :thumb:
03-19-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 632
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I was just thinking the other day how everything...

I was just thinking the other day how everything is more valuable when I think of them in "Bike Dollars". Bike Dollars is the amount of money I saved from another purchase that allows me to purchase...
03-19-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 489
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Great looking bike, 52! I love that color. All...

Great looking bike, 52! I love that color. All of your bikes are primo!
03-19-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By UKFan4Sure

SP-155 Pedals and Christophe Toe Clips -- Before and After

Just finished up the first pedal and will restore the other tomorrow. I performed a complete restoration on them including polish, and bearing disassembly and re-lubrication. Just thought I'd post...
03-19-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Bought the bike second-hand, so I have no way of...

Bought the bike second-hand, so I have no way of knowing how they received their "patina"... :) I had some on a Madone one time and they never got one scuff over 5 years. I try to take care of...
03-19-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Hey, thanks. It's funny how it's easier to find...

Hey, thanks. It's funny how it's easier to find 40 year old parts on the market than it is to find these little plates. It was a really bad design to put a chromed piece of plastic as the foot stool...
03-19-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,229
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I take them with a gain of salt. He is a top...

I take them with a gain of salt. He is a top mechanical engineer who has worked in an industry that accepts nothing but quality and precision. in his mind, there is no "tolerance" for what, in his...
03-19-20, 05:05 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,229
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I think Hambini's point in his discussions of the...

I think Hambini's point in his discussions of the watt losses is not necessarily to sell his BB's. His criticism's are valid when it's the manufacturers who consistently tout the watt gains of their...
03-17-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 479
Posted By UKFan4Sure

About 3 years ago, I invested in a heated...

About 3 years ago, I invested in a heated ultrasonic cleaner. It cost me about $125. It has been the best investment in a "tool" I have ever made. I fill it up with water, put in a bunch of Dawn...
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