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09-12-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By old's'cool

The Plymouth GTX has the distinction, in the...

The Plymouth GTX has the distinction, in the first generation of muscle cars , that ended around 1973/1974 of not having any watered down, small displacement or low power variants. The standard...
09-12-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By old's'cool

The Coronet 500 was the top of the line model in...

The Coronet 500 was the top of the line model in those years, that I'm pretty sure you could option up however you liked in the powertrain department. The Super Bee, on the other hand, was marketed...
09-09-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 441
Posted By old's'cool

My experience is the sticking point on some...

My experience is the sticking point on some frames with conventional (i.e. forward facing) rear dropouts, is the radial clearance between the rear tire and the chainstay bridge, when installing or...
09-09-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 855
Posted By old's'cool

FWIW, that seems to be working, at least some of...

FWIW, that seems to be working, at least some of the time. Last year my girlfriend and I pre-ordered and purchased a pair of entry level bikes from Wally World at a vacation destination, to be...
09-08-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 468
Posted By old's'cool

My answer: When I'm buying. Which unfortunately...

My answer: When I'm buying. Which unfortunately for you, isn't very often lately.
09-03-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By old's'cool

Well, if you test sprayed it, I hope you cleared...

Well, if you test sprayed it, I hope you cleared the downtube and nozzle by spraying inverted until only gas came out. Extra points if you soaked the nozzle in lacquer thinner afterward.
08-29-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 793
Posted By old's'cool

Welcome! We are here to help, especially...

Welcome! We are here to help, especially newbies. I don't have the answer but I'll wager you'll get a very informative response from T-Mar next time he's online. You might hear from RandyJawa as...
08-24-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,531
Posted By old's'cool

Indeed. Only a knowledgeable machinist...

Indeed. Only a knowledgeable machinist understands what is entailed to get a good result with high probability. Then there is the question of whether there is sufficient meat in the spider to allow...
08-20-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By old's'cool

Quite so! :beer: Ideally, it needs to be deep...

Quite so! :beer:
Ideally, it needs to be deep enough to receive the whole length of the pin.
08-19-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By old's'cool

If you don't have a press, you might be able to...

If you don't have a press, you might be able to improvise with a vise. In any case you will need pin of slightly smaller diameter to push on the pivot pin, and a tube or pipe of appropriate ID to...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,317
Posted By old's'cool

O Knights of Ni, you are just and fair...

O Knights of Ni, you are just and fair...
08-01-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 612
Posted By old's'cool

I'll tell you what doesn't look right on a sleek...

I'll tell you what doesn't look right on a sleek racing bike... BRIFTERS!! :lol::troll:
08-01-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 658
Posted By old's'cool

I'm not klein, I'm more mittelgross.

I'm not klein, I'm more mittelgross.
Forum: Commuting
08-01-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,283
Posted By old's'cool

Ditch the ebike and get more exercise with less...

Ditch the ebike and get more exercise with less stress.
07-31-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,242
Posted By old's'cool

I hope everyone is aware that yield strength is...

I hope everyone is aware that yield strength is normally higher in importance that ultimate tensile strength. If the yield strength is exceeded during operation, then the component will not return...
07-29-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By old's'cool

I suggest you sell all your bikes but the...

I suggest you sell all your bikes but the cheapest, slowest one, then ride alot, hard.:innocent:
07-26-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 897
Posted By old's'cool

If I were going to go to the effort, I wouldn/t...

If I were going to go to the effort, I wouldn/t bother with WD40, I/d use something that/s going to stay around. Sorry for the slash instead of apostrophe. My compûter is possessed today.
07-16-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 637
Posted By old's'cool

Not BMX? Which must have provided significant...

Not BMX? Which must have provided significant DNA to the classic mountain bike.
07-16-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,044
Posted By old's'cool

Yeah, I'll buy that! ;)

Yeah, I'll buy that! ;)
07-15-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,044
Posted By old's'cool

And your hypothesis for why they're "going slow"...

And your hypothesis for why they're "going slow" is? :innocent:
07-10-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,107
Posted By old's'cool

CCM also had a Fastback series. In my...

CCM also had a Fastback series. In my neighborhood I remember a friend got a Fastback 500 for his birthday that was the coolest bike around that summer. Here's a photo of a purported Glider...
07-10-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,078
Posted By old's'cool

Haha, when the movie Rollerball was playing, we...

Haha, when the movie Rollerball was playing, we played a version of it on soccerfields, with our hi-rise bikes :lol: :injured:
07-09-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 734
Posted By old's'cool

Continuing in the spirit of the thread derail,...

Continuing in the spirit of the thread derail, Bah!, 6-speed, indexing, IGH etc are all for sissies. Tell her to woman up and get along with 5spd (or less) friction. Better still, Cambio Corsa or...
07-09-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,078
Posted By old's'cool

I think "DORCY" has a spelling error

I think "DORCY" has a spelling error
07-08-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,740
Posted By old's'cool

Girlfriend. To be fair, she rides too, but not...

Girlfriend.
To be fair, she rides too, but not near my level.
07-08-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By old's'cool

Aluminum + stress riser + vibration + time = crack

Aluminum + stress riser + vibration + time = crack
06-05-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By old's'cool

Measuring the width will determine whether 1622...

Measuring the width will determine whether 1622 or 1320. Both were available in 700c.
06-03-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,220
Posted By old's'cool

Whoever thought of that Schlammazle and brought...

Whoever thought of that Schlammazle and brought it to market... I want some of what they were smoking!:roflmao:
05-30-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By old's'cool

Holy sell-out Batman!

Holy sell-out Batman!
04-30-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By old's'cool

Just to establish the boundary conditions for...

Just to establish the boundary conditions for your quest, is it correct to assume that you are happy with the freewheel hub you have now (or freewheels/freewheel hubs in general), and are not...
04-18-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 628
Posted By old's'cool

First of all, many thanks for sharing info about...

First of all, many thanks for sharing info about the Sunrace tool.:thumb::beer:
Second, I concur completely with proper servicing of the freewheel according to the design intent. I have a practice...
04-17-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 628
Posted By old's'cool

Sunrace 13-28...

Sunrace 13-28 FTW!https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x600/5019208_noc02_c1af897592ebe5e5f2590a7bfa3b3de15ccf11d4.jpg
04-11-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By old's'cool

I see you've got balls at least. Sometimes the...

I see you've got balls at least.
Sometimes the threaded cogs get so stuck that only destructive methods will remove them. I would suggest heat to start with; if you're lucky it won't be destructive...
04-02-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,965
Posted By old's'cool

I guess your environmental footprint goes way up...

I guess your environmental footprint goes way up once you ditch your vintage pedal bike in favour of a composite, battery powered replacement
03-18-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 913
Views: 146,855
Posted By old's'cool

Ahh, well, my faith in humankind is bolstered. ...

Ahh, well, my faith in humankind is bolstered. I'm a fan of hers anyway, so if she was actually riding, not just posing, for that photo, that's great!
03-18-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 913
Views: 146,855
Posted By old's'cool

If I had to bet I'd side with Thumpism. Firstly...

If I had to bet I'd side with Thumpism. Firstly the bottom of the wheels (where fixtures might be placed) are cropped from the photo. Secondly the apparent angle of the ground does not look natural...
03-11-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 873
Posted By old's'cool

Saddle-shmaddle... real C&V weight weenies ride...

Saddle-shmaddle... real C&V weight weenies ride "out of the saddle", all the time! :lol:;)
03-11-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 788
Posted By old's'cool

I guess the problem with chrome and some other...

I guess the problem with chrome and some other platings (e.g. tin, albeit not used on bike frames or parts) is that it (or at least its copper or nickel based underplatings) is higher on the galvanic...
02-25-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,515
Posted By old's'cool

I guess that looks like a 57 Chevy but I'm not...

I guess that looks like a 57 Chevy but I'm not sure what percent of that vehicle actually was a 57 Chevy. Not to belittle 57 Chevys... In their time they were contenders in all forms of stock car...
02-24-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 703
Posted By old's'cool

Dismantle, clean, diagnose cones and BBs, replace...

Dismantle, clean, diagnose cones and BBs, replace as needed, reassemble with fresh grease. (Don't overlook cups either, but these tend to survive well enough unless severe weathering is in play. At...
02-20-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By old's'cool

Machine translation? Not bad, considering.

Machine translation? Not bad, considering.
02-18-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 956
Posted By old's'cool

:foo:Huh?!! Hey, where can I get some of what...

:foo:Huh?!! Hey, where can I get some of what you're smoking? ;):beer:
02-18-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 800
Posted By old's'cool

Cannondales have somewhat "special" shifter...

Cannondales have somewhat "special" shifter bosses on the frame, so before you dive in too deep I recommend that you investigate what you have for shifter bosses and consider the adaptation...
02-08-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,870
Posted By old's'cool

OK, you got me on that one... :lol: When I was...

OK, you got me on that one... :lol:
When I was posting I just never credited combining a carbon rim with a tube that must weigh at least double the weight of the rim.:eek:
What's more, rubber...
02-07-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,870
Posted By old's'cool

You are wrong... It's mein kleines Arschloch...

You are wrong...
It's mein kleines Arschloch :innocent:
02-05-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,870
Posted By old's'cool

All the inner tubes I've ever seen are not...

All the inner tubes I've ever seen are not pressure vessels. I.e. they cannot contain any appreciable pressure on their own. Therefore I'm skeptical that inner tubes are somehow taking any...
02-04-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,683
Posted By old's'cool

Grease on heavily loaded bearings (which on a...

Grease on heavily loaded bearings (which on a bike are the axles, bottom bracket, pedals, and bottom headset) should be judged not by how freely or long they spin with no load, but on the relative...
02-04-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 784
Posted By old's'cool

For what it's worth, this is not an advantage for...

For what it's worth, this is not an advantage for cassettes (vs. freewheels).
01-28-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 922
Posted By old's'cool

Not knowing any better, I've always wrapped top...

Not knowing any better, I've always wrapped top down :innocent:
When the plug is reluctant to go all the way in, I lube the whole ******* issue with some silicone grease, make sure I've had my...
01-26-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 902
Posted By old's'cool

No Teflon cookware in my kitchen. I do have...

No Teflon cookware in my kitchen.
I do have some DuPont dry Teflon lube in a can. I'll try to reduce the amount that I inadvertently ingest, from now on.:eek:
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