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Forum: Introductions
10-28-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 97
Posted By Unca_Sam

Please read the forum rules. A paid membership to...

Please read the forum rules. A paid membership to the forum is required to post in the 'for sale' threads.
10-22-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 468
Posted By Unca_Sam

^^^ what they said

:roflmao2::roflmao2::roflmao2:
Now, recognize that this is unsafe, but hear me out...

Do you use your rear brake?

Clearing the brake cable is much easier if it isn't there...

:P
Now...
10-16-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 666
Posted By Unca_Sam

Trivia fun: The human eye is fine-tuned to...

Trivia fun:

The human eye is fine-tuned to be particularly good at differentiating shades of green over other colors in the visible spectrum.

That's why color matching greens is an express...
10-09-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 12,355
Posted By Unca_Sam

So, I see the wear line in the bearing race...

So, I see the wear line in the bearing race around the cup above. I see that amount of wear frequently in hubs I use, but I've wondered if there's an indication of how much useful life is left in a...
10-09-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3,304
Views: 290,990
Posted By Unca_Sam

I'm not the definitive expert on this, but I...

I'm not the definitive expert on this, but I think Suntour's only indexing was Accushift, which will need the specially spaced freewheels and cassettes for 'perfect' indexing. They had 6 and 7 speed...
10-07-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 19,761
Views: 3,239,705
Posted By Unca_Sam

Assploded.

Assploded.
10-07-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 58,631
Views: 8,593,569
Posted By Unca_Sam

:foo: I'll concede that the sum total of the...

:foo: I'll concede that the sum total of the parts value is likely near or more than the ask, but this seems like an example of the value of the whole being less than the value of the parts because...
10-06-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By Unca_Sam

That's about the price of a complete 2300 in my...

That's about the price of a complete 2300 in my market. Thanks for the info.
10-05-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 58,631
Views: 8,593,569
Posted By Unca_Sam

If you don't want to click through and puzzle it...

If you don't want to click through and puzzle it out, the right drive lever has a parallel rod which looks like it steers by twisting the handle. The setup looks like it decreases the mechanical...
10-05-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By Unca_Sam

As expected, did not take long... What time...

As expected, did not take long...
What time capsule did they come out of?
10-04-20, 02:21 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 12,355
Posted By Unca_Sam

Supercourse Fondo A Go-Go, or

100km in one shot!

Yesterday morning, I woke up before dawn, checked my tire pressure, pulled on my kit, ate a bowl of oatmeal, and met a couple friends to ride 100km....
10-01-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1,879
Views: 336,848
Posted By Unca_Sam

You don't have nearly enough likes for your...

You don't have nearly enough likes for your clever triple crank hack. It even looks nice!
09-30-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 1,879
Views: 336,848
Posted By Unca_Sam

I know you're not talking to me, but with a...

I know you're not talking to me, but with a knowledge of roughly how it was mixed you should be able to work with a body shop or aftermarket/repair paint shop to dial in a close match. The question...
09-29-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 330
Posted By Unca_Sam

Fun trivia: those type steel rims were called...

Fun trivia: those type steel rims were called tubular rims, because they were made by carefully crushing a steel tube into the rim profile.
09-29-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 330
Posted By Unca_Sam

Old tubes do weird things. Old rubber...

Old tubes do weird things. Old rubber contaminated with oils can get gummy and glue themselves to the rims. That's a clincher straight-sided rim. A replacement tire is likely to be a 26 x 1 3/8 size...
09-29-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By Unca_Sam

Use a leather conditioner for leather car seats...

Use a leather conditioner for leather car seats or furniture. Neatsfoot oil is unlikely going to stay on leather that thin for long. Neatsfood oil also has a reputation for making tensioned saddles...
09-28-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,376
Posted By Unca_Sam

I locked my bike once. That was all it took....

I locked my bike once. That was all it took. Well, that and a peyote button. I touched the face of the infinite, and now I can't find the keys to the lock. It doesn't matter much though, I don't know...
09-28-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 478
Posted By Unca_Sam

This is throwing good money after bad. Sell the...

This is throwing good money after bad. Sell the unused rack you have, and buy a rack suitable for the mounting style you have.
09-27-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 19,761
Views: 3,239,705
Posted By Unca_Sam

It very much looks legit! Too bad it's missing...

It very much looks legit! Too bad it's missing the fuel cap, but it's better designed than 60% of the kits available now. See how the exhaust is aimed at the ground, well away from the rider's skin?...
09-25-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,636
Posted By Unca_Sam

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20200923_150501_7cb7cd248f1b93c5cdc921b38bbe19fb9e153268.jpg
Recent purchase

They aren't in use, but I've been asked recently when...
09-24-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By Unca_Sam

You're welcome. Here's a quick check you can do,...

You're welcome. Here's a quick check you can do, if you have a wrench thin enough or the appropriately sized allen wrench: Check to see if the pedals are completely tightened to the crank arms. The...
09-23-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1,879
Views: 336,848
Posted By Unca_Sam

OK, I will! ...

OK, I will!
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Assembled for the clunker challenge...
09-22-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19,761
Views: 3,239,705
Posted By Unca_Sam

What the hell is going on here? :foo:

What the hell is going on here? :foo:
09-22-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,471
Posted By Unca_Sam

There are no laws proscribing the method intended...

There are no laws proscribing the method intended for safely and efficiently navigating a doorway when more than one individual intends to pass through it. That's the key difference. When another...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 01:23 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,923
Posted By Unca_Sam

It's common courtesy!

It's common courtesy!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,923
Posted By Unca_Sam

It's probable that such a bag is the least...

It's probable that such a bag is the least invasive way to carry stuff on their wunder-aero bike. I'm not sure they even come with fender mounts at the drop outs anymore.
Rather than wear a pack,...
09-17-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 58,631
Views: 8,593,569
Posted By Unca_Sam

This bike is trying so hard to be celeste. It's...

This bike is trying so hard to be celeste. It's like it needs a heart to heart to let it know that we love it just the same, no matter what color it was painted.
09-16-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By Unca_Sam

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/430707-...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/430707-old-schwinn-wheels-no-cone-locknut.html

The rest of us call them locknuts. I learned that Raleigh manufactured front hubs used a shoulder on the...
09-15-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By Unca_Sam

Interesting, but IMO unnecessary for...

Interesting, but IMO unnecessary for chromovelato. Unfortunately the enamel might react with whatever top coat you decide to use. Chrome plate is notoriously difficult to paint because the adhesion...
09-14-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 19,761
Views: 3,239,705
Posted By Unca_Sam

I approve, and I'm sure the pioneers of mountain...

I approve, and I'm sure the pioneers of mountain biking would, too.
09-14-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 689
Posted By Unca_Sam

At least you know the question is silly, but it's...

At least you know the question is silly, but it's easy to answer.

Regarding Lube: Do what you please. I ride them as they ship, and really pay attention to drivetrain noise and shifting, then...
09-13-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 19,761
Views: 3,239,705
Posted By Unca_Sam

Do any of you have small kids, or remember when...

Do any of you have small kids, or remember when they're small?
I take the "adult owned" tag to mean that the bike was never locked up outside in the rain, or dropped on the ground in...
09-12-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,478
Posted By Unca_Sam

PM sent on the black bag.

PM sent on the black bag.
09-10-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 58,631
Views: 8,593,569
Posted By Unca_Sam

Trek Y33?

The paint doesn't match any scheme listed in the Y33 production run, so I can't tell if it's C&V.
$500...
09-05-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 12,355
Posted By Unca_Sam

Supercourse assembled

Here is a 90% functioning bicycle.
I'm absolutely in love with this shade of green executed this way; it's like looking at the iridescent emerald elytra of a tiger beetle or caterpillar hunter....
09-03-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 58,631
Views: 8,593,569
Posted By Unca_Sam

COVID tax is canceled out by the hybrid discount....

COVID tax is canceled out by the hybrid discount. I swear there was a CL pricing memorandum about it a month ago. Should I find the email and forward it to you?
:D
Forum: Want To Buy
09-02-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 958
Posted By Unca_Sam

I'd check with velocity! They will custom paint...

I'd check with velocity! They will custom paint their rims, so you might get one for asking. I'm not sure if it's in your budget though.
09-02-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,579
Posted By Unca_Sam

If you're buying another road bike, Lynskey is...

If you're buying another road bike, Lynskey is using compact frame geometry so you'll have to pay attention to the effective top tube length.
09-01-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 12,355
Posted By Unca_Sam

I've ridden 47.4 km on the Schwinn 3 speed since...

I've ridden 47.4 km on the Schwinn 3 speed since the challenge was announced. I'm at 70+ miles after I bought it. It's a cushy ride! Like a vintage Lincoln or Buick!...
08-28-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 12,355
Posted By Unca_Sam

I have a qualifying entry!

I wasn't going to build the frame this way, but if I do I can see if I like the ride, and want to build it the way I want. It's a good excuse to get out of the FIFO project flow I like to stick to...
08-27-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 58,631
Views: 8,593,569
Posted By Unca_Sam

I chased a track bike built by the same builder:...

I chased a track bike built by the same builder: fork ends, tubular wheelset, desirable drivetrain (can't remember what it was now) but 48cm seat tube and 50cm top tube. I was sad, and strongly...
08-27-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,388
Posted By Unca_Sam

I'll take issue with points #2...

I'll take issue with points #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) and 3. Hypno Toad was positioned in the right tire track, which is generally where I position...
Forum: Touring
08-24-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4,499
Views: 2,209,717
Posted By Unca_Sam

"I gotta have more clearance! I have a fever, and...

"I gotta have more clearance! I have a fever, and the only prescription is more clearance!"

You were in some sticky stuff to have it curl around your seat stay like that. Must have been tricky too!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2,492
Views: 348,573
Posted By Unca_Sam

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20200822_075234_bc04a21e1068e67e095546b8af8d0010a8e93bc5.jpg
Refreshing
08-22-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,629
Posted By Unca_Sam

What did you pay for it? If any old SA cog...

What did you pay for it?
If any old SA cog will work back there, that's a great find.
08-22-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By Unca_Sam

analretentive, Shimano is a rare corporation...

analretentive,

Shimano is a rare corporation in that they have an online catalog of specifications and installation manuals for as far back as I cared to look. If you know the part number for the...
08-21-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 58,631
Views: 8,593,569
Posted By Unca_Sam

It's also too tall for the current rider.

It's also too tall for the current rider.
08-21-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3,304
Views: 290,990
Posted By Unca_Sam

We should discuss this in a new thread. I agree...

We should discuss this in a new thread. I agree with your assessment, though.
08-21-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3,304
Views: 290,990
Posted By Unca_Sam

Nah, there's still two good threads on there. 😬

Nah, there's still two good threads on there. 😬
08-20-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 19,761
Views: 3,239,705
Posted By Unca_Sam

Give me warp 3, Mr. Sulu.

Give me warp 3, Mr. Sulu.
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