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09-28-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,695
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, 02:18 PM
Replies: 58,257
Views: 8,511,083
Posted By Unca_Sam

Bike is smol. The juy simplex dropout is probably...

Bike is smol. The juy simplex dropout is probably the key to determining if it's a 300 or a lesser model.
09-28-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,695
Posted By Unca_Sam

I mean, It's better than trying to come and go...

I mean, It's better than trying to come and go with the door closed, right? :p
09-28-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 382
Posted By Unca_Sam

Whatchu talkin' 'bout, Fabz? I bought my...

Whatchu talkin' 'bout, Fabz?

I bought my Tara Rack this past winter for (checks ebay purchases) $60. They're listed regularly for just under $90 there. I didn't look too hard at the OP rack, but...
09-28-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 382
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.
09-28-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1,849
Views: 331,287
Posted By Unca_Sam

You're right! Urethane was only used on cars...

You're right! Urethane was only used on cars starting in the 80's. I went looking and learned about auto finishes, and the most likely candidate is definitely enamel, but alkyd? Maybe acrylic?...
09-28-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1,849
Views: 331,287
Posted By Unca_Sam

Touching up

I'm convinced Raleigh used a two step process to achieve the finish on Bronze Green bikes, maybe the coffee color too.
Blue and yellow make green. There are examples where the blue-green base coat...
09-27-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 19,637
Views: 3,214,873
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?...
09-27-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 382
Posted By Unca_Sam

:foo: How do you figure that? Can you show a...

:foo:
How do you figure that? Can you show a quick diagram?
09-26-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 382
Posted By Unca_Sam

#1...

#1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) : follow cyccommute's advice.

#2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) : where did you come up...
09-25-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 539
Posted By Unca_Sam

This should be expected; nature finds a way. A...

This should be expected; nature finds a way.
A Facebook ranter I'm acquainted with must be past the 30 day snooze, and shared a hysterical interpretation of those results posted in the NY Post 😒....
09-25-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,226
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, 05:39 PM
Replies: 58,257
Views: 8,511,083
Posted By Unca_Sam

Why is North Carolina brimming with desirable...

Why is North Carolina brimming with desirable vintage frames?
09-24-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 58,257
Views: 8,511,083
Posted By Unca_Sam

No kidding, it beats the $225 Raleigh Sports and...

No kidding, it beats the $225 Raleigh Sports and $150 Continentals that crop up around me.
09-24-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By Unca_Sam

I'm not sure about the shop culture in Abu Dhabi,...

I'm not sure about the shop culture in Abu Dhabi, where the OP's profile says they are. I imagine the mechanics are better than average, but basic routine steps like greasing threads and remembering...
09-24-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
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...
09-24-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By Unca_Sam

Take it back to the shop, insist that you put the...

Take it back to the shop, insist that you put the bike on their trainer or stand so you can pedal hard, then try to reproduce the noise. Hopefully with a tech you'll be able to have a set of ears...
09-23-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1,849
Views: 331,287
Posted By Unca_Sam

OK, I will! ...

OK, I will!
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Assembled for the clunker challenge...
09-23-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7,489
Views: 1,936,382
Posted By Unca_Sam

I looked at the satellite images of that border...

I looked at the satellite images of that border because I was curious if there was perhaps tribal land in what used to be "Indian Territory". But there's just a whole lot of open space. I can see why...
09-23-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,695
Posted By Unca_Sam

I never would have imagined a member named...

I never would have imagined a member named 'woodcraft' would have a wood shop in their basement.:p
By far, the neatest workshop I've seen was a luthier's workshop. His stock storage room smelled...
09-23-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,695
Posted By Unca_Sam

I apply the clutter security theory as well. They...

I apply the clutter security theory as well. They have to find it to steal it, and it can take me 10 minutes to get it out when I know where it is! Combined with a monitored security system (nothing...
09-23-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7,489
Views: 1,936,382
Posted By Unca_Sam

cyccommute Around here, you have to decipher...

cyccommute Around here, you have to decipher between the recreational trails and the paths to the vagrant camps.
09-23-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7,489
Views: 1,936,382
Posted By Unca_Sam

A fence at the border, Oklahoma has a serious...

A fence at the border, Oklahoma has a serious hangup for legal recreational weed, huh? The sign looks like it's been used for target practice too, so no love lost!
Is it privately-held land you're...
09-23-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,373
Posted By Unca_Sam

Thanks for clearing that up and gratifying me. I...

Thanks for clearing that up and gratifying me. I don't always stop, but the situations I choose to roll through never involve other traffic.
09-22-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19,637
Views: 3,214,873
Posted By Unca_Sam

What the hell is going on here? :foo:

What the hell is going on here? :foo:
09-22-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,373
Posted By Unca_Sam

I wouldn't count on an apparently conditioned...

I wouldn't count on an apparently conditioned population of drivers to hold up this odd arrangement. You'd get some angry (and deserved) honks around here for failing to yield. I loathe stopping too,...
09-22-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,373
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
09-22-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,448
Posted By Unca_Sam

There's only one left there, so finish them off?

There's only one left there, so finish them off?
09-22-20, 05:13 AM
Replies: 3,191
Views: 279,800
Posted By Unca_Sam

... there's like 10 dudes looking for a spindle....

... there's like 10 dudes looking for a spindle. Try using the mention function (@) or just pm them.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,603
Posted By Unca_Sam

Welcome to the new unopened box thread.

Welcome to the new unopened box thread.
09-21-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,373
Posted By Unca_Sam

Head on a swivel, man. It's just like any other...

Head on a swivel, man. It's just like any other crossing. I can't control when a driver infantalizes me, only how I deal with it.
It's a toss up for MUP crossings; I'm a vehicle on a high speed...
09-21-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 58,257
Views: 8,511,083
Posted By Unca_Sam

In general, yes.

In general, yes.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,603
Posted By Unca_Sam

Silca's ideal tire pressure guesser uses 48/52...

Silca's ideal tire pressure guesser uses 48/52 that distribution for road frames, with the 50/50 being used on Tri/TT frames, and 46.5/53.5 for mountain frames. Did you use two scales?
09-21-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,373
Posted By Unca_Sam

Man, I hear you brother. I have briefly tried...

Man, I hear you brother. I have briefly tried telling them (through gestures) that I have to stop, while they have the right of way. I'm not interested in pissing matches about this stuff though, so...
09-21-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 87,364
Posted By Unca_Sam

So inaccurate... There hasn't been life (for long...

So inaccurate... There hasn't been life (for long anyway) in that chemical spillway in at least a century!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,603
Posted By Unca_Sam

If you balance the load! The rear seems to...

If you balance the load!
The rear seems to care less about balance.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 01:23 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,603
Posted By Unca_Sam

It's common courtesy!

It's common courtesy!
09-21-20, 12:38 AM
Replies: 19,637
Views: 3,214,873
Posted By Unca_Sam

This is what happens when you skip leg days

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09-19-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 58,257
Views: 8,511,083
Posted By Unca_Sam

Might be worth a bid

https://www.ebay.com/itm/143744564931

Popped up because of the Superbe headset.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,603
Posted By Unca_Sam

Isn't the spare tubular under the saddle, where...

Isn't the spare tubular under the saddle, where it's exposed to UV radiation and urban ozone, a recipe for disappointment?
Forum: For Sale
09-18-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,600
Posted By Unca_Sam

Read the Original Post carefully, folks. Shrevvy...

Read the Original Post carefully, folks. Shrevvy has been kind enough to update it as SOLD.
09-17-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 445
Posted By Unca_Sam

I refurbished a v gt luxe which used a regular...

I refurbished a v gt luxe which used a regular nut on the outside of the guide pulley.
I used this thing to unscrew the spring torsion bar that also acts as the pulley axle.
...
09-17-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 445
Posted By Unca_Sam

I used the edge of a cheap cone type wrench in...

I used the edge of a cheap cone type wrench in the slots. Better cone wrenches are too thick.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,603
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: 58,257
Views: 8,511,083
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: 255
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...
09-16-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By Unca_Sam

It was totally a thing. Schwinn front hubs from...

It was totally a thing. Schwinn front hubs from the 60's used the same scheme. Let me look up the thread.
09-16-20, 01:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By Unca_Sam

The crown and apparently stock Superbe tech RD...

The crown and apparently stock Superbe tech RD point to a Cycle Pro Ram. We had an example postedon this thread: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1067907-cycle-pro-ram-slight-update.html
...
09-15-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 445
Posted By Unca_Sam

I just did this. You have the mounting bolt...

I just did this.

You have the mounting bolt at the left, and on the right you have a knuckle with another 5mm hex.

undo that hex bolt
You'll see a spring wound around a pivot.
Using a...
09-15-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 19,637
Views: 3,214,873
Posted By Unca_Sam

Blue around the edges and red in the middle. A...

Blue around the edges and red in the middle. A little on the nose there. He doesn't even say he's donating that ridiculous opening bid to a campaign or charity. Follow this for us, I'd like to see...
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