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08-19-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,079
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^^^ Better than "the abominably...

^^^^^^^^ Better than "the abominably slow-man".......
08-16-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 105,945
Posted By madpogue

Clone of the above ^^^^ LeMans, a little worse...

Clone of the above ^^^^ LeMans, a little worse for wear.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/900x600/lemans_ff704ae349d4c57109a6af9deedb02028082db8a.jpg
Location has become...
08-16-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5,412
Views: 421,158
Posted By madpogue

Now all you need is a 1/20th scale 1979 F350...

Now all you need is a 1/20th scale 1979 F350 hooker tow truck, and a 1/20th scale folding-door phone booth to call for it..... ;)

Nothing exciting or photo-worthy, just a set of chains from deux...
08-16-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,084
Posted By madpogue

That's IF you opt to swap wheels. To answer the...

That's IF you opt to swap wheels. To answer the original question, Limper, your tires probably say 20 x 1 3/4". That's the old Schwinn juvenile 20", with an ISO 419 diameter. Here's a Sunlite brand...
08-16-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 51,784
Views: 6,854,096
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ I'm the last guy to advocate globalism, but...

^^^^^ I'm the last guy to advocate globalism, but there really needs to be an international law requiring anyone who geezer-mods a road bike to place the original bar, stem and brake levers (ESP. the...
08-14-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 51,784
Views: 6,854,096
Posted By madpogue

Bet 500 lire (or a nickel...) this would fit in...

Bet 500 lire (or a nickel...) this would fit in the back of Morticia.....
08-14-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,264
Posted By madpogue

So I tossed my cookies, and BOOM, it worked!...

So I tossed my cookies, and BOOM, it worked! Thanks IBanna .
08-09-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,298
Posted By madpogue

"Stout" is a perfectly rational explanation, as...

"Stout" is a perfectly rational explanation, as is "Watneys".
08-07-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 51,784
Views: 6,854,096
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^ Obvious single/fixie hack job. Consistency...

^^^^^^ Obvious single/fixie hack job. Consistency in (choking on the next word) "style" between it and the poor Le Mans behind it indicates the work of a serial molester. They're both crying out to...
08-05-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,084
Posted By madpogue

B-b-but will Kenda be around after the Zombie...

B-b-but will Kenda be around after the Zombie Nuclear Apocalypse, to supply 37-597 tires for all the Varsi-nentals that will be the only bikes still around?
08-03-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,190
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^^ He's probably perplexed that the intern...

^^^^^^^ He's probably perplexed that the intern librarian is not impressed by his (well, his roommate's [well, his roommate's dads']) Weinmann concaves.
08-02-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,189
Posted By madpogue

Oh, but the entertainment value.....

Oh, but the entertainment value.....
08-01-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,189
Posted By madpogue

This would be the key. Presumably someone who has...

This would be the key. Presumably someone who has been handling Bill's affairs has access to the account, and should be able to notify the issuer of the situation. Domain renewal is fairly cheap...
08-01-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,898
Posted By madpogue

== My dad.

== My dad.
08-01-19, 02:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,190
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Thank you for making my point.

^^^^^ Thank you for making my point.
07-29-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By madpogue

Pic assist: ...

Pic assist:
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/80-headset_5509ec9a875759d44bb379f1816b3f67cbfc71fc.jpg
That's often called, somewhat ironically, a "micro-adjust"...
07-28-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 51,784
Views: 6,854,096
Posted By madpogue

Time capsule set. I could facilitate, but I'd...

Time capsule set. I could facilitate, but I'd have to resist the temptation to keep them....

https://madison.craigslist.org/bop/d/madison-bike-panniers/6944263003.html
Bike Panniers - $10...
07-27-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 766
Posted By madpogue

We've been using both linseed oil and Fluid Film...

We've been using both linseed oil and Fluid Film on our trucks for years. Started using FF on the bikes the past year or so. It's actually an effective, albeit slow, rust breaker-upper. We've freed...
07-26-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,171
Posted By madpogue

Isn't there a blues song about "my woman been...

Isn't there a blues song about "my woman been stokerin' another man's tandem" or some such?.....
07-25-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^+1; modernizing is not always (some would...

^^^^^+1; modernizing is not always (some would say not often) an "upgrade", esp considering challenges like rear axle spacing, etc. Use the fact that you have the original parts as your starting...
07-25-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,171
Posted By madpogue

Bought a car from Ralph SpoilSport Motors......

Bought a car from Ralph SpoilSport Motors......
07-24-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,891
Posted By madpogue

Whew, another coat of paint on the underside of...

Whew, another coat of paint on the underside of the fork crown and that tire might not fit.... ;)
07-22-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,180
Posted By madpogue

I'm tempted to open up a steeply-banked short...

I'm tempted to open up a steeply-banked short track, and stage races going in both directions at the same time, and call it the "Desmodrome".
07-11-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,499
Posted By madpogue

Sorta like electric vehicles being called "zero...

Sorta like electric vehicles being called "zero emissions" -- if you don't happen to live next to the power plant.

This proves that a soul actually has mass -- this bike saves weight by having no...
07-10-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,898
Posted By madpogue

Wasn't there just a thread recently (past 1-2...

Wasn't there just a thread recently (past 1-2 weeks) about getting that ^^^^^ style of cantis to work with 700s, on posts intended for 27"ers? IIRC, it was successful, with some tweaking.
07-10-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,898
Posted By madpogue

Appears to be an original Jim Blackburn SS-1...

Appears to be an original Jim Blackburn SS-1 rack, with integrated rods that bolt right to the seat stay braze-ons. According to T-Mar, Jim worked with Trek to get the braze-on spacing just right. I...
07-09-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,539
Posted By madpogue

With a Blazing saddle, made by Mel Brooks? :foo:

With a Blazing saddle, made by Mel Brooks? :foo:
07-09-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,898
Posted By madpogue

I bought the bottle opener / lockring tool, just...

I bought the bottle opener / lockring tool, just because I happened to be up at Yellow Jersey for something else. And we've since become a three-Helicomatic family. But I did my first lock ring...
07-08-19, 11:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,898
Posted By madpogue

The market may be crashing in some places,...

The market may be crashing in some places, booming in others. The above wasn't meant to be a direct comparison, just an analog as stated. I could have picked any ad from the Milwaukee seller. It was...
07-08-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,898
Posted By madpogue

^^^^ It specs with a Helicomatic (only applies to...

^^^^ It specs with a Helicomatic (only applies to the rear), and a Huret DuoPar rear mech. AFAIK opinions vary about both, but they're both somewhat "odd ducks"; not exactly household words down at...
07-08-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,898
Posted By madpogue

"How long is a piece of string?" Price/values...

"How long is a piece of string?" Price/values vary widely based on geography, condition, preparation, history, etc. There's a guy in Milwaukee, often posts to the Madison CL with Treks of this...
07-08-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,777
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^ Pedaling the bike tightenes it down the...

^^^^^^ Pedaling the bike tightenes it down the rest of the way. One of the reasons they can be a B!+$# to remove, and one of the reasons for the development of the Maillard Helicomatic, and...
07-07-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,288
Posted By madpogue

+1, and somewhat relevant to this section, they...

+1, and somewhat relevant to this section, they don't govern ownership or collection, or collector value.

Exactly what I thought of, first time I heard about bluetooth wireless shifting. I...
07-05-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 639
Posted By madpogue

This. Has worked for me every time. ...

This. Has worked for me every time.

Nanu-nanu.
07-05-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,049
Posted By madpogue

Another "Dog Bites Fork" story.....

Another "Dog Bites Fork" story.....
07-03-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 17,601
Views: 2,728,816
Posted By madpogue

Holy mother of God in a sidecar.......

Holy mother of God in a sidecar.......
07-03-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,183
Posted By madpogue

Uhura: "Captain? My broadcast included a script...

Uhura: "Captain? My broadcast included a script to uplink the navigational logs of all the zombie devices to the Enterprise computer. Scan of the logs indicate that fifty percent of the devices were...
07-01-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 51,784
Views: 6,854,096
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Something about that case makes me think...

^^^^^ Something about that case makes me think you should always carry it handcuffed to your wrist, a la Blues Brothers.
06-27-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,609
Posted By madpogue

People may not need "validation", but to use...

People may not need "validation", but to use motorized means on infrastructure meant for non-motorized use, they do need authorization. MUPs were indeed designed, built and intended for use by...
06-22-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 51,784
Views: 6,854,096
Posted By madpogue

Run, don't walk. No... fly! I did, a little...

Run, don't walk. No... fly!

I did, a little bit....
06-21-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,049
Posted By madpogue

Already suggested, two days ago, in post # 8. But...

Already suggested, two days ago, in post # 8. But I doubt it would satisfy the "it's not bent" crowd.
06-20-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,609
Posted By madpogue

Error 16 - Worm alert. User's e-bike has...

Error 16 - Worm alert. User's e-bike has established a bluetooth link with his vape stick. Each device had a hidden a component of worm code that, when combined and executed, has hacked into his iPay...
06-18-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,018
Posted By madpogue

^^^^ Important. Nothing worse than the smell of...

^^^^ Important. Nothing worse than the smell of stale bokeh....

Who knew that, back when we used what are now "C&V" 35mm cameras (before they were C or V), that one day there would be a...
06-14-19, 11:53 PM
Replies: 17,601
Views: 2,728,816
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Or just view it here..... Bianchi (palo...

^^^^^ Or just view it here.....
Bianchi (palo alto)

https://images.craigslist.org/00n0n_iGRun0GTiuM_600x450.jpg

(Oh snap, I swear the eyes move now and then, if you look at it long enough....)
06-14-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,671
Posted By madpogue

The other "LBS"....

The other "LBS"....
Forum: Commuting
06-11-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 15,254
Views: 10,983,001
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^^^ There's always a Cinzano truck cruising...

^^^^^^^^ There's always a Cinzano truck cruising down one of the state highways, get behind one and you can go 60 MPH.....
06-09-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,837
Posted By madpogue

Those were supposed to have been left with the...

Those were supposed to have been left with the package unopened, for future archeological visitors to the planet to test the theory that only cockroaches, Schwinn Varsities and MREs will survive a...
06-07-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 51,784
Views: 6,854,096
Posted By madpogue

^^^^ Kid-mid-stoker setup. The recumbent seat...

^^^^ Kid-mid-stoker setup. The recumbent seat back for the mid-stoker makes for not much of a view for the aft stoker (modern version would probably have a flat-panel monitor...). I could pilot my...
06-03-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,053
Posted By madpogue

Looky that, it works! Thanks Ryan.

Looky that, it works! Thanks Ryan.
05-29-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 51,784
Views: 6,854,096
Posted By madpogue

Only thing missing is a DS photo.... ...

Only thing missing is a DS photo....

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d/madison-1963-classic-hetchins-hellenic/6900037255.html
1963 Classic Hetchins Hellenic - $2200 (Shorewood...
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