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07-04-20, 03:48 PM
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Posted By madpogue

That "1970s" Trek is an '88 or '89.

That "1970s" Trek is an '88 or '89.
07-04-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 369
Posted By madpogue

The humor in this thread is scraping the bottom.

The humor in this thread is scraping the bottom.
Replies: 22
Views: 557
Posted By madpogue

Think of those paint jobs as theft deterrents.

Think of those paint jobs as theft deterrents.
07-03-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 19,117
Views: 3,111,738
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^ Actually, that would be a cool "Sting Ray...

^^^^^^ Actually, that would be a cool "Sting Ray for grownups", if it weren't for the ('wuh-wuh-wuhhhhhhh") step-through frame.
07-03-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,315
Posted By madpogue

Just catching this thread, but based on the photo...

Just catching this thread, but based on the photo in the first post, the thread title should have included "Warning, may induce vomiting"......

But yeah, happens all the time, you follow a...
07-03-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,116
Posted By madpogue

Even a finger in the edge of the frame on the...

Even a finger in the edge of the frame on the MAIN photo -- do these guys go out of their way to check as many WW check-boxes as possible?
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By madpogue

Probably not worth the ask, unless the "new...

Probably not worth the ask, unless the "new toilet paper" pandemic bike economy is exceedingly strong there. It's not much above entry level, with the stem shifters, turkey levers, steel seat post,...
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By madpogue

Tange Infinity is not high tension steel. It's at...

Tange Infinity is not high tension steel. It's at least CrMo, probably DB. But agreed, the upgrades are not consistent with the bike, more wrt. the "type" of bike that the owner is going for. Those...
07-03-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 56,803
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Posted By madpogue

^^^^ Gotta love how the seller lumps a mid-'70s...

^^^^ Gotta love how the seller lumps a mid-'70s bike and a circa-2000 bike together as "very old".....
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Views: 596
Posted By madpogue

But it does have the coolest wino bars ever.....

But it does have the coolest wino bars ever.....
07-02-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By madpogue

Image assist ...

Image assist
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07-01-20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 507
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Your question isn't even remotely related...

^^^^^ Your question isn't even remotely related to this thread. Please start a new thread.
07-01-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By madpogue

Oh, didn't realize it was a brifter in play. I...

Oh, didn't realize it was a brifter in play. I read "Shimano shifter" in the opening post, and just assumed we were talking downtube.
07-01-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 655
Posted By madpogue

Two counts of oops, did not see the branding in...

Two counts of oops, did not see the branding in photo 1. And I swear "retention" was misspelled the first time I saw it.

That is odd, that it's specific to the hub. The only other retentions I've...
07-01-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By madpogue

Um, does the cable pull matter if it's only a...

Um, does the cable pull matter if it's only a double?
07-01-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By madpogue

Image assist ...

Image assist
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If by "wheel nuts", you think the axle is affixed to...
07-01-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 655
Posted By madpogue

What does it have to do with Sansin. Isn't the...

What does it have to do with Sansin. Isn't the hub brand coincidental? "Lawyer" hub retension (it should actually be retention, but I digress....) is specific to the brand of bicycle. That question...
07-01-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 655
Posted By madpogue

What brand of bike?

What brand of bike?
06-30-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,011
Posted By madpogue

I drove a Mercury Retrograde for a couple years....

I drove a Mercury Retrograde for a couple years. Always pulled to the left.
06-30-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ And from a quick scan of the reviews on the...

^^^^^ And from a quick scan of the reviews on the above link, a lot of the negatives are based on noise.
06-30-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By madpogue

Is everybody/anybody else able to visit that...

Is everybody/anybody else able to visit that site? I keep getting unable to connect. Two different computers, three different browsers.
06-30-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2,788
Views: 242,138
Posted By madpogue

If three posts constitutes a "saga", what would...

If three posts constitutes a "saga", what would you call the empty box and sealed box threads?
06-30-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,011
Posted By madpogue

Look, this isn't even an argument.....

Look, this isn't even an argument.....
06-30-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 19,117
Views: 3,111,738
Posted By madpogue

Doesn't matter, when you're "selling" a bike...

Doesn't matter, when you're "selling" a bike parked in public randomly chosen to photograph.
06-30-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,011
Posted By madpogue

I noticed that too. Classic example of "lost in...

I noticed that too. Classic example of "lost in translation"......
06-30-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,011
Posted By madpogue

I see what you did there.....

I see what you did there.....
06-30-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,011
Posted By madpogue

"In the real world", this would be known as ex...

"In the real world", this would be known as ex post facto.
06-30-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 2,307
Views: 385,283
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^ It's a 1987. There was no "Master"...

^^^^^^ It's a 1987. There was no "Master" designation in '86. The S likely indicates 19th fortnight, which would be September '86. I don't remember offhand if anyone's come up with a clever name for...
06-29-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 366
Posted By madpogue

Describe in more detail how you "feel" it? Can...

Describe in more detail how you "feel" it? Can you feel two parts of the bike moving relative to one another? Can you narrow it down to which parts?
06-29-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 796
Posted By madpogue

Nice photobomb of the as-yet-unmentioned wishbone...

Nice photobomb of the as-yet-unmentioned wishbone and thumbies. Is that the plan for the final setup?
06-29-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,040
Posted By madpogue

I had a friend with a wooden toilet seat, who...

I had a friend with a wooden toilet seat, who called himself a member of the Birch John Society.
06-29-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 19,117
Views: 3,111,738
Posted By madpogue

Seller could market the dog-damaged saddle with a...

Seller could market the dog-damaged saddle with a story -- "That dog was so fast, and HUGE, and going RIGHT for my....."
06-28-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 763
Posted By madpogue

What isn't?

What isn't?
06-27-20, 06:41 PM
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Views: 431,173
Posted By madpogue

There must be 50 ways to love those levers.

There must be 50 ways to love those levers.
06-27-20, 06:22 PM
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Views: 3,111,738
Posted By madpogue

I'm sure some C&V audiophile here would like...

I'm sure some C&V audiophile here would like this, but what bike would you mount it on?

https://madison.craigslist.org/bop/d/madison-mixing-console/7149636468.htmlMixing console - $75...
06-27-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,011
Posted By madpogue

Actually, I stand corrected. But for a reason no...

Actually, I stand corrected. But for a reason no one has pointed out yet.



It's the shape of the pedal on the left side. It's a typical right-side pedal. So indeed, it's probably (or at least...
06-27-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 559
Posted By madpogue

So an MTBSO.... And yes, I'm joking, I'm...

So an MTBSO....

And yes, I'm joking, I'm sure it'll be a fine entry level bike for someone needing one.
06-26-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 56,803
Views: 8,159,397
Posted By madpogue

The OCD in me wants to reach right through the...

The OCD in me wants to reach right through the monitor and straighten out that brake.

Gotta be one of the more unusual dork discs. It, and the roller-cams, and the silver thumbies, round out a...
06-26-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,011
Posted By madpogue

I guess the crankset didn't look "generic" to me....

I guess the crankset didn't look "generic" to me. It appeared to be purpuse-built (using the word "purpose" VERY loosely...) for this application.

Maybe the "spare" cogs are meant to be used as...
06-26-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 559
Posted By madpogue

Explanation circled in blue: ...

Explanation circled in blue:
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/340x295/busted_6caf34775261cdb4fa01d7c1d391de135e11dfb1.jpg

But what's up with that extra BB shell "structure"...
06-26-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 19,117
Views: 3,111,738
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^ Gotta be hand-made. Those are original...

^^^^^^ Gotta be hand-made. Those are original chain stays going from the BB shell back to the joint where the seat tube is, then another set of stays attached aft of them. That's one way get a...
06-26-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,011
Posted By madpogue

How is it known that the left pedal is not...

How is it known that the left pedal is not reverse thread?
06-26-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 19,117
Views: 3,111,738
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ How much you wanna bet it was built...

^^^^^ How much you wanna bet it was built mid-July 1984? The 195th day to be exact.

But another example of a bike that's probably as old as, or older than, the seller, so, well, it must be really...
06-26-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 920
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ 32-spokers might not be apropos.

^^^^^ 32-spokers might not be apropos.
06-26-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 56,803
Views: 8,159,397
Posted By madpogue

Interesting, even with the hanger on the...

Interesting, even with the hanger on the chainstay that's specific to this derailleur, they use a dropout with a hanger for a more conventional mech.
06-25-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 920
Posted By madpogue

Um, the chain on a fixed gear doesn't need...

Um, the chain on a fixed gear doesn't need cleaning? Who knew?

And why can't he ride a single-speed?
06-24-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 19,117
Views: 3,111,738
Posted By madpogue

I know the guy. His name is actually Craig. A lot...

I know the guy. His name is actually Craig. A lot of his ads are duplicates/re-posts. Nice fella, always has stuff at the swap.
06-24-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 250
Posted By madpogue

Maybe the pawls are just sticking. Maybe just...

Maybe the pawls are just sticking. Maybe just opening it up and re-lubing will do it. I believe RJ the Bike Guy has a few videos on freehub internal work.

A "rebuild in a can" (aerosol solvent,...
06-24-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,027
Posted By madpogue

If you pull the spindle out, you could at least...

If you pull the spindle out, you could at least use it as a pen holder. Bonus points if you find a way to use the grease fitting.
06-24-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^ +1, check for bent axle. See what happens...

^^^^^^ +1, check for bent axle. See what happens when you try to insert the skewer into the other end of the axle.
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