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08-20-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 505
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Leave as-is.

Leave as-is.
08-17-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I'm curious how we know this about the frame,...

I'm curious how we know this about the frame, given the absence of a 531 decal of any sort. But 531 or not, at $30 I'd buy it for the brakes and whatever other assorted parts I could use.
08-17-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Buy now, ask the rest of your questions later.

Buy now, ask the rest of your questions later.
08-17-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By Fahrenheit531

On two otherwise equally-built machines, steel...

On two otherwise equally-built machines, steel will always be the more comfortable and lively.

Yep. Always. :)
08-17-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 25,142
Posted By Fahrenheit531

[...19 months pass.] So I'm about to start...

[...19 months pass.]

So I'm about to start messing with the MAFAC Racers on my Raleigh. Checking BF to get a sense of factory setup, how to optimize performance, what's a no-go, etc.
There was a...
08-11-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By Fahrenheit531

So cool. :thumb:

So cool. :thumb:
08-11-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I had an '84 Tempo. It was a bit too small for me...

I had an '84 Tempo. It was a bit too small for me or I'd still have it. Nice bike. :)
08-10-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Does it look like this...

Does it look like this (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/607075-schwinn-double-score-today-tempo-super-sport.html)?
08-10-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,518
Posted By Fahrenheit531

They're just plain ugly. Until you put 'em...

They're just plain ugly.

Until you put 'em next to the Weinmann version, I suppose. Then they're half decent. But who's gonna ride around with a spare Weinmann brake caliper hanging from their...
08-10-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 685
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Maybe you just have what you need or want. I...

Maybe you just have what you need or want.

I let a 531-framed Trek -- in my size and well-equipped -- sit on the CL for a couple of weeks not too long ago, priced below $200. Don't get me wrong, I...
08-07-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Looks like a cheap and dirty respray, as the...

Looks like a cheap and dirty respray, as the chrome socks, both on the fork and stays, are absent. A lot of the things in the picture just look "off," though (could just be a crap picture). I can say...
08-07-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Very cool! I've wondered more than once if such a...

Very cool! I've wondered more than once if such a list existed. :thumb:
08-05-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,610
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I don't think you're gonna find all your "musts"...

I don't think you're gonna find all your "musts" in a single tire. That said, nothing I've tried are even remotely close to the 32mm Compass I run on my Volare in terms of fast, grippy comfort. But...
08-05-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Awesome. Thanks for sharing this. :)

Awesome. Thanks for sharing this. :)
08-04-19, 11:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Very cool frame. Someone's gonna be happy. :)

Very cool frame. Someone's gonna be happy. :)
08-04-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,634
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Just another update on this issue on this bike...

Just another update on this issue on this bike for posterity:

I switched the bike back to single speed this weekend. On the menu was a completely different (and heavier) wheelset and a return to a...
08-04-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,800
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I don't know why Suntour Sprint doesn't get more...

I don't know why Suntour Sprint doesn't get more love. Excellent stuff. Just lesser-known perhaps?...
08-03-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,603
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Three. They're listed just to the left of this...

Three. They're listed just to the left of this post.

What makes them so? Dunno. But I like them and don't feel the need to seek out more or better. :)
08-02-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that isn't...

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that isn't rust on the hubs. Grease and grime, aged to perfection. Should scrub right off.
08-01-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,814
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Change your mindset. You're not "in traffic." You...

Change your mindset. You're not "in traffic." You are traffic. Act accordingly, and the cars around you will tend to do the same.
07-31-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 584
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I'm looking at the size of the pivot (or whatever...

I'm looking at the size of the pivot (or whatever we'd call it) portion of the assembly. Each is as wide as the downtube itself, and I consider that "bulky looking" even though they're exceptionally...
07-31-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 584
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Actually the Cyclone shifters, if we're talking...

Actually the Cyclone shifters, if we're talking about these...
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x427/cycloneshifters_a1d4129a8e3d4ab861d2e99dcc182a7a6d43aff1.jpg
...are much...
07-29-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 634
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Well unless I'm mistaken those look like Phil...

Well unless I'm mistaken those look like Phil hubs so yeah, I wouldn't be too broken up about the originals not being there.

I'm confused by "going out" to look at it though. That sucker ought to...
07-28-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 843
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Gotta love a purpose-built bike with components...

Gotta love a purpose-built bike with components selected for comfort, function, and/or personal preference. It becomes a reflection of the rider rather than the manufacturer, which is pretty cool.
...
07-28-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,112
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Who's RobbieTunes?

Who's RobbieTunes?
07-27-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,612
Posted By Fahrenheit531

:thumb: Good times! ...except the battery part.

:thumb: Good times!
...except the battery part.
07-27-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 883
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Google KMC Chains.

Google KMC Chains.
07-27-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 517
Posted By Fahrenheit531

:thumb: Enjoy!

:thumb: Enjoy!
07-26-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 886
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Man. You don't mess around, do ya? I'd have done...

Man. You don't mess around, do ya? I'd have done the first post and a few replies, then resurrected the zombie thread two years later when stuff had gradually moved around enough to be out of frame...
07-25-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,813
Posted By Fahrenheit531

You should hit 'em up for a commission. Sounds...

You should hit 'em up for a commission. Sounds like a real upgrade over my various caps for when it's brutally hot out. Sold!
07-24-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 886
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Good luck! :thumb:

Good luck! :thumb:
07-24-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,278
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Even if the price is on the high side it only...

Even if the price is on the high side it only stings for a little bit. The bike is forever. I probably paid too much for my Paramount, but so what? It's an excellent bike, I love the ride, and never...
07-24-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,151
Posted By Fahrenheit531

With a better thread title bianchigirl probably...

With a better thread title bianchigirl probably would have been here already to help out. ;)
07-22-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,787
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Already one of the more entertaining threads to...

Already one of the more entertaining threads to come along in a while. Should be interesting watching it play out. :)
07-21-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 609
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Who said sell? Find a suitable frame, insert...

Who said sell? Find a suitable frame, insert components, ride.
07-21-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I suspect you'll do better over at General...

I suspect you'll do better over at General Cycling; not a whole lot of computer interface involved in C&V.
Can totally help sort out the howling from your old Mafac Racers though. :thumb:
07-21-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 609
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Doesn't fit and there's a wicked dent in the top...

Doesn't fit and there's a wicked dent in the top tube?

I'd be finding a new home for those parts.
07-21-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,986
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Very cool. Thanks, and well done!

Very cool. Thanks, and well done!
07-19-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 899
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I posted something quite similar a few years...

I posted something quite similar a few years back, and I'm sure there are plenty more "thank you" threads around here. Always nice to see another. :)
07-18-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,085
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Reselling? Not a great plan unless you go...

Reselling? Not a great plan unless you go rock-bottom pricing and even then you'll probably find no takers.

I routinely unwrap tape to swap out a stem, brake levers or hoods, or to run new brake...
07-17-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,094
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Well that's about the best zombie thread...

Well that's about the best zombie thread resurrection ever. You rock! :thumb:
07-17-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,115
Posted By Fahrenheit531

That's your solution right there.

That's your solution right there.
07-16-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 720
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Whatever you end up doing with it, that's a...

Whatever you end up doing with it, that's a really cool bike.

And I definitely dig the crankset.
07-15-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,336
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I just think it's cool you love the bike enough...

I just think it's cool you love the bike enough to consider any and all of this stuff in the name of just a few more rides. :thumb:

But let it go, man. Gotta be another one out there.
07-11-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,503
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Realizing he could go no further with the bike...

Realizing he could go no further with the bike itself, Steve next amputated both legs below the knee to clear space for a nifty pair of carbon-fiber prosthetics. :thumb:
07-08-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,495
Posted By Fahrenheit531

The Moderator's Code.

The Moderator's Code.
07-08-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,495
Posted By Fahrenheit531

https://www.nydailynews.com/resizer/4m_oPMm0la5lvf...

https://www.nydailynews.com/resizer/4m_oPMm0la5lvfAlLZQpHSOp7FA=/800x1016/top/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-tronc.s3.amazonaws.com/public/TXBWKIOKRY3ZSHR3GXHYXX6ZSY.jpg

"I choose starch." -Kato
07-07-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,079
Posted By Fahrenheit531

The lesson: no system is foolproof. :lol:

The lesson: no system is foolproof. :lol:
07-06-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 826
Posted By Fahrenheit531

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNm_KI6vAAA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNm_KI6vAAA
07-06-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,079
Posted By Fahrenheit531

My protection is not doing stuff like that. The...

My protection is not doing stuff like that. The phone itself goes naked unless it may rain, in which case it gets a snack-size ziplock bag.
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