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Posted By 3alarmer

...once again, because you appear to have taken...

...once again, because you appear to have taken this up as a cause, I have seen three. All of them were 70's imports bikes (I think), all of them had Nervex fancy lugs, fork crowns that appeared to...
09-23-20, 07:19 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...it is not at all difficult to break off a...

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...it is not at all difficult to break off a small diameter tap like this in the hole you are cleaning.
Use plenty of oil on the tap, and back it out every couple of turns to let the chips of...
09-23-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 486
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...mostly lately I don't even use springs on...

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...mostly lately I don't even use springs on dropout screws. If I'm really worried about them moving around in use on a particular bike, I just double nut them on the outside. This seems to work...
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Posted By 3alarmer

...as I said, the ones I've seen in person here...

...as I said, the ones I've seen in person here in NorCal. The ones like the one the Crescent poster girl is sitting on.
This would be a total of three of them, none of them big enough for me to...
09-22-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 416
Posted By 3alarmer

...some sealed bearing headsets are designed to...

...some sealed bearing headsets are designed to operate with an easily installed spit crown race, and some are not.
I would not assume you can split yours and get your headset to still work well. As...
09-21-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,538
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I would propose an equation that would...

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...I would propose an equation that would represent fork distortion, for any given bike, as approaching practical usability, as the limit of Bike Forum posts about it approaches zero.
09-21-20, 12:25 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

...here is the setup I used recently on a...

...here is the setup I used recently on a restoration of a 50's follis. It's pretty simple, but in this case requires a stand.
What seems missing from this discussion is the somewhat imprecise...
09-21-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,538
Posted By 3alarmer

...what if the very act of observation somehow...

...what if the very act of observation somehow accomplishes the distortion. What then ?

Have we unwittingly been destroying classic bicycles this whole time ?
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09-21-20, 10:37 AM
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Views: 1,538
Posted By 3alarmer

...I can't decide whether I am or not. :(

...I can't decide whether I am or not. :(
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Views: 342
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I think maybe price will be limited by...

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...I think maybe price will be limited by your potential market. It's both small, and not all that ambitious in terms of where it sits in the hierarchy lineup. While interesting to bike nerds, it...
09-21-20, 08:33 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I have asked this question before of...

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...I have asked this question before of someone, but ever adventurous, I will ask again. Is there some specific reason you don't want to rethread these cranks a little larger, to the now standard...
09-21-20, 08:25 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

...thank you. I miss a lot because I'm not...

...thank you. I miss a lot because I'm not following closely for historical context. :o
09-21-20, 12:18 AM
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Views: 1,538
Posted By 3alarmer

. ,,,I find it difficult to understand all the...

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,,,I find it difficult to understand all the hubbub on this topic. Surely the only people who really need to determine whether a fork/headtube on a bicycle is or is not bent are the owner ( who...
09-21-20, 12:08 AM
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Views: 1,538
Posted By 3alarmer

...so a lot like some of the reactions to that...

...so a lot like some of the reactions to that photo distortion due to optics of cameras link I posted in the other thread ?
09-20-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 364
Posted By 3alarmer

...I think that's probably true. But it doesn't...

...I think that's probably true. But it doesn't explain why it's so much more common,( in my personal experience,) than just about any other aluminum brake levers. I overtighten and crash everything...
09-20-20, 09:18 AM
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Views: 364
Posted By 3alarmer

...I would show you the ones I've taken off...

...I would show you the ones I've taken off bicycles that were cracked or broken, but I threw them away. :)
09-19-20, 10:42 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

The lowrider guys here do it on purpose...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x578/z870021springerforkbrakekit1_4754151fdd91dcb69cd14546a14eb3c03d766da6.jpg
09-19-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,538
Posted By 3alarmer

...I tried to bring to bring a little science and...

...I tried to bring to bring a little science and optics to this topic in this other thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1211946-fork-bent.html). But the Bent Forkers shouted me...
09-18-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 364
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...both Universal and Balilla brake levers...

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...both Universal and Balilla brake levers are somewhat notorious for being a little bit on the fragile side. So no, it's not a good idea to **** with them.
09-18-20, 12:34 AM
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Views: 298
Posted By 3alarmer

...130mm rings show up all the time at the local...

...130mm rings show up all the time at the local co-op here. I have a collection in various tooth counts, but the ones that are not either 52, 53 or 42, 39 don't show up as often.
If you want to...
Forum: Foo
09-17-20, 10:33 AM
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Views: 143
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I'm definitely seeing some birds down here...

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...I'm definitely seeing some birds down here in my yard in the Central Valley that ought to be up in the Sierra or the foothills this time of year. There was a rufous sided hummingbird at my...
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Views: 186
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...Silca pumps are (and this is just my...

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...Silca pumps are (and this is just my opinion) a poor choice for a frame pump for today's modern, high pressure tyres. I can pump a tyre to much higher pressures after a roadside repair using...
09-17-20, 08:54 AM
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Views: 386
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...my thoughts are you can probably do this...

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...my thoughts are you can probably do this with that stem and get away with it. My experience suggests that to do it properly is a PIA , and that waiting for a new one is what I would do.
Forum: Foo
09-16-20, 10:33 PM
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Views: 2,470
Posted By 3alarmer

...even were Biden to win and immediately...

...even were Biden to win and immediately institute the most drastic of the proposed greenhouse gas reduction plans for America, yes, we are so screwed. I fear this is our new normal, with Summer...
09-16-20, 08:26 PM
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Views: 513
Posted By 3alarmer

... the air finally cleared enough to ride today,...

... the air finally cleared enough to ride today, and I chose a pearlescent, shell white Cinelli.
So I wanted to remind you of all the transparent, pearlescent finishes that you can use on something...
Forum: Foo
09-16-20, 08:11 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...still has and wears a pair of lederhosen...

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...still has and wears a pair of lederhosen that were last cleaned in 1965.
Forum: Foo
09-16-20, 04:29 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...whenever anyone mentions his lack of...

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...whenever anyone mentions his lack of pants, he always replies, " A stitch in time, saves nine." That shuts them up.
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...an excellent example of the money pit...

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...an excellent example of the money pit project bike. As stated, that would be a great project bike if you were a paint nerd like me, had a lot of time to invest in it, and maybe had your own...
09-16-20, 12:57 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I don't think I've ever seen a bike that...

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...I don't think I've ever seen a bike that had a contrasting head tube that didn't follow through with the traditional seat tube panel.
So I'm not sure how it will strike me visually...your idea...
09-15-20, 04:14 PM
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Views: 972
Posted By 3alarmer

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

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/gios_compact_001_400848b40fbb27225c12ceadcff04834d653c0f5.jpg

...IIRC, this is a Laprade, without any paint in the recessed facets....
Forum: Foo
09-15-20, 03:42 PM
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Views: 1,232
Posted By 3alarmer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVYx4qcXciw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVYx4qcXciw
09-15-20, 03:23 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

...I get them confused sometimes. :) Probably the...

...I get them confused sometimes. :) Probably the fumes from the paint.
09-15-20, 03:13 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

... ...it's the standardized bead seat...

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...it's the standardized bead seat diameter. In your picture, for that size rim, it's 622. But that's a 700c rim, so the diameter is bigger.
09-15-20, 12:13 PM
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Views: 169
Posted By 3alarmer

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/005_fe8bbdbc2a13abe71306bb72e28481c389b9c93e.jpg

...as already stated, i don't think you'll find anyone selling those exact decals. ...
09-15-20, 11:29 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

Laprade with paint.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/dscf4671_29bfdefdadea5e8a62fa8f7dd0822e3e426238a3.jpg
09-15-20, 11:24 AM
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Views: 972
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...people laugh at me when they see the milk...

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...people laugh at me when they see the milk crate full of old seat posts, (in common and uncommon diameters,) I collected over the years buying them at the bike co-op. Now I'm RICH !! RICH I tell...
09-15-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 603
Posted By 3alarmer

...I don't know how much you paid for your KMC 10...

...I don't know how much you paid for your KMC 10 speed chain, nut the KMC 8 speed chains I buy and use are less than ten bucks apiece. Given that situation, I don't spend a whole lot of time...
09-14-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,206
Posted By 3alarmer

Nicer San Remo, before restoration:

...these were the top of the line when this was first sold:
...
09-14-20, 08:48 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

Not certain of the model, probably started out as one of the Molteni orange Merckx's

...when I bought it:


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x960/falcon_010_1b75eaf532aab2bc8d1ac07edd70dabdb4d4a849.jpg

...after some work:

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Forum: Foo
09-14-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14,497
Views: 834,829
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...he used the "hole in the bottom of the...

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...he used the "hole in the bottom of the popcorn bucket" trick for years to get girls to touch his penis at the movies. Finally had to stop when he ran out of innocent, naive victims. Now he just...
09-14-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 362
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...anything is possible. If you get to the...

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...anything is possible. If you get to the point where you have ten or more posts and can upload some decent drive side photos of the bike, the components, and the frame details (joining at the...
09-14-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 362
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I don't know of a data set for Falcon...

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...I don't know of a data set for Falcon frame numbers. Mostly, you date them by appearance (color, decals, etc.) and components.
There are some online catalog page resources you can find by...
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Views: 663
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I don't know what our bicycle looks like,...

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...I don't know what our bicycle looks like, or what kind of fork ends and dropouts the frame was built with.
But sometimes a bicycle that originally came equipped with bolt on wheels will not...
09-13-20, 12:12 PM
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Views: 4,063
Posted By 3alarmer

...cooler than normal here, too. This must be...

...cooler than normal here, too. This must be what nuclear winter will feel like.
Forum: Foo
09-13-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14,497
Views: 834,829
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...he was gender fluid for a while, until the...

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...he was gender fluid for a while, until the year of the big cold snap. It caught him by surprise, early in the fall, and without added anti freeze, he froze up and cracked his block.
Forum: Foo
09-13-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 14,497
Views: 834,829
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...still has that Ronco Gender Blender he...

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...still has that Ronco Gender Blender he bought on the phone, while drinking vodka straight from the bottle and watching late night TV. He thought it would be great for parties. But when he...
09-12-20, 11:53 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,063
Posted By 3alarmer

The Bay Area in Northern California

Record-Breaking Streak of Spare The Air Alerts Continues (https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2020/09/07/record-breaking-streak-of-spare-the-air-alerts-continues/)...this was on the 7th, at 23 days....
09-12-20, 11:47 PM
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Views: 1,081
Posted By 3alarmer

...these small 5 x 0.8 taps are cheaply and...

...these small 5 x 0.8 taps are cheaply and readily available at places like Home Depot (at least my HD), and on Amazon.
It's not a big deal to buy an extra one and use a grinder to take down the...
09-12-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,063
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...not me. We had one three day break right...

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...not me. We had one three day break right after the first fires kicked up in late August, and I rode all three days. But nothing since then.
I need to get out and mow the lawn, which is...
09-12-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 538
Posted By 3alarmer

...every modern track frame I've encountered here...

...every modern track frame I've encountered here in the US was spaced at 120mm in the rear.
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