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03-27-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 640
Posted By jonwvara

I was shocked and horrified by the physiological...

I was shocked and horrified by the physiological structure in the lower right-hand corner of the photo when I thought it was your head. Then I realized that it was your knee. What a relief.
03-25-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,855
Posted By jonwvara

Great idea, thanks--I like the looks of that...

Great idea, thanks--I like the looks of that smallest one. For some reason I find it satisfying to repurpose non-cycling products to cycling use. Especially when they're just as good and cheaper.
03-25-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 199,772
Posted By jonwvara

I can't quite picture that. Maybe what's...

I can't quite picture that. Maybe what's confusing me is where you talk about drilling a hole "through the bolt and into the crankarm BUT NOT into the bolt."

As it happens, drilled them out fairly...
03-23-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 199,772
Posted By jonwvara

Stronglight chainring swap?

Does anyone have a 46-tooth (or better yet, 47-tooth) Model 93-style 122 BCD chainring they'd consider exchanging with me? I have the pictured-below NOS factory-drillium ring in the same size and BCD...
03-23-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,855
Posted By jonwvara

Conceptually, I love Wald baskets. If I...

Conceptually, I love Wald baskets. If I understand this correctly, the benefit of a basket is that it doesn't cause much air resistance when it's empty, although it obviously adds some weight. That...
03-21-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By jonwvara

It's also mud season, which is a traditional...

It's also mud season, which is a traditional enforcer of social distancing...
03-21-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By jonwvara

Well, that seems simple enough--I'll just run...

Well, that seems simple enough--I'll just run down to my LBS and pick up one of those Huret #1974 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1974) adapt-a-kits. They probably...
03-20-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By jonwvara

Allvit on an integral Simplex hanger?

My question is in the title. Can that be done a nonviolent manner?
03-17-20, 05:39 PM
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Views: 199,772
Posted By jonwvara

pm incoming.

pm incoming.
03-17-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,899
Posted By jonwvara

It's risky to skim over a thread and then add...

It's risky to skim over a thread and then add something at the end, because someone may already have pointed this out. But newspaper makes perfectly good toilet paper if you crumple it up and flatten...
03-17-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 199,772
Posted By jonwvara

ISO orphan Stronglight and Campagnolo drive-side crankarms

I need a Campagnolo Record or Nuovo Record drive-side crankarm. I also need a Stronglight 93 drive-side crankarm. (Actually, I need two drive-side Stronglight arms, but I don't expect to find them...
03-16-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 11,633
Posted By jonwvara

I understand a little Italian, but only because I...

I understand a little Italian, but only because I listen to a lot of opera. My grandfather, Romeo, was the last one in the family to learn it at home, and because he was born here he Americanized...
03-12-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 11,633
Posted By jonwvara

According to what Kaori told me, they're looking...

According to what Kaori told me, they're looking at September or October for the rescheduled event. Official announcement tomorrow, though I bet it won't give the new dates.
03-11-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 11,633
Posted By jonwvara

Agree. The organizers need to provide some...

Agree. The organizers need to provide some information right now. Continuing to ignore the situation just makes them look clueless.
03-11-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 11,633
Posted By jonwvara

Yes, it can be compared to the old idea of...

Yes, it can be compared to the old idea of "taking one for the team," where one does something personally painful or disadvantageous to benefit one's teammates. In the context of the virus, some see...
03-10-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 11,633
Posted By jonwvara

Yes, it's a word, and a thing.

Yes, it's a word, and a thing.
03-10-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 11,633
Posted By jonwvara

I'm not an infectious disease expert. I would go...

I'm not an infectious disease expert. I would go to the CDC web site and see what measures they recommend for people who will be traveling to infected areas.
03-10-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 11,633
Posted By jonwvara

You're right! We are all going to die someday!...

You're right! We are all going to die someday! But most of us, I think, are willing to take some small measures here and there to try to postpone that day.

Your mind is made up about going, and I...
03-10-20, 05:19 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 11,633
Posted By jonwvara

Paranoia is a symptom of mental illness. Reasoned...

Paranoia is a symptom of mental illness. Reasoned concern for the health of others is not.
03-09-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 11,633
Posted By jonwvara

Oops, you're right, I didn't mention California,...

Oops, you're right, I didn't mention California, just Cambria. This is the sort of unforced error that used to really irk me in my editing days. Sorry!
03-09-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 11,633
Posted By jonwvara

Thanks for a concise explanation.

Thanks for a concise explanation.
03-09-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 11,633
Posted By jonwvara

Eroica and Coronavirus

I doubt that anyone is going to welcome this discussion, but the CDC is recommending that people not take long and non-essential plane trips. Technically, I guess, Eroica is non-essential. I was...
03-05-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,337
Posted By jonwvara

Ay, caramba! That looks like a great time. ...

Ay, caramba! That looks like a great time.

Looking forward to running into the Touroica team in a few weeks.
03-04-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 761
Posted By jonwvara

Let those guys with the custom frames talk all...

Let those guys with the custom frames talk all they want--nothing makes riding better than a pair of custom laces.

By the way, I love that email address. Shoelace Sex Press dot com! It sounds like...
03-02-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 954
Posted By jonwvara

As a native of the Bay State, the thing I like...

As a native of the Bay State, the thing I like most about the town of Carver is that the correct local pronunciation rhymes it with "Java."
03-02-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 954
Posted By jonwvara

Maybe I'm trying to solve a nonexistent problem....

Maybe I'm trying to solve a nonexistent problem. I have seen plenty of schraeder wheels with crazily-angled valve stems but since I haven never used said wheels myself, I have no idea how they got...
03-01-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 954
Posted By jonwvara

That would work! But riding higher-pressure tires...

That would work! But riding higher-pressure tires isn't a solution to my existing problem--it's a new problem
03-01-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 954
Posted By jonwvara

? Wait, wasn't Ample Torque the drummer for The...

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Wait, wasn't Ample Torque the drummer for The Monkees?

Or was he the bass player? Yeah, pretty sure he played bass.
03-01-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 954
Posted By jonwvara

Ha! I tried to fend you off with my edit, but you...

Ha! I tried to fend you off with my edit, but you were too quick for me!

The rims in question have straight walls, so tire pressure is limited to about 75psi. Which happens to be the tire pressure...
03-01-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 954
Posted By jonwvara

Schraeder "valve creep"

All of my bikes have presta valves, in many cases with those tubular aluminum adapters that allow the presta stem to fit snugly in a rim drilled for schraeder stems.

I'm now building up a touring...
02-29-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 981
Posted By jonwvara

Yes, but as a cog-and-sprocket pedant I refuse to...

Yes, but as a cog-and-sprocket pedant I refuse to recognize tongues in cheeks. It was all I could do not to crack wise about the New Hampshire license-plate motto.
02-29-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 981
Posted By jonwvara

Until the engines largely switched from soft coal...

Until the engines largely switched from soft coal to diesel a few years ago, you could see a plume of black smoke on the side of the mountain from the hill above my house when the weather was clear....
02-27-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 981
Posted By jonwvara

Skit's Law! I like that! There are some...

Skit's Law! I like that!

There are some English words that have no plural. Sash, in the context of a window sash, is one, I believe. You can have one sash, or ten thousand sash. But you can't have...
02-27-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 981
Posted By jonwvara

Yes, a freewheel cog is not a cog. It is clearly...

Yes, a freewheel cog is not a cog. It is clearly a sprocket.

As a former editor, that usage has always bothered me a little. But I try not to be that guy in the opera audience who yells "Brava!"...
02-27-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 981
Posted By jonwvara

Yes, a bigger big cog. I have a surprisingly hard...

Yes, a bigger big cog. I have a surprisingly hard time distinguishing between big and small sometimes. I think I have cog dyslexia.
02-26-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 981
Posted By jonwvara

They're great, but remember that while they let...

They're great, but remember that while they let you use a bigger small cog, they don't increase your derailleur total capacity at all.
02-14-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,060
Posted By jonwvara

It takes about a gallon and a half of evaporust. ...

It takes about a gallon and a half of evaporust.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1077364-immersing-63-cm-frame-1-1-2-gallons-evaporust.html

And it doesn't even use up that gallon and...
02-14-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,060
Posted By jonwvara

I bet that rust will come right off. I'd try the...

I bet that rust will come right off. I'd try the Evaporust waterbed method. It's worked really well for me the times I've tried it. French bikes rule.
02-13-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By jonwvara

That's great. It's so satisfying to align a...

That's great. It's so satisfying to align a hanger with the Park tool, and this looks like even more fun in that it's homemade. I would never have thought of it, but as others have said I'm keeping...
02-13-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 677
Posted By jonwvara

Confined spaces. I meant confined spaces.

Confined spaces. I meant confined spaces.
02-13-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 677
Posted By jonwvara

The bikes are nice. But I will admit that my main...

The bikes are nice. But I will admit that my main reaction was to get the willies at how tight and confined the space was--like something out of a horror movie. (No offense to the OP--I guess I just...
02-12-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,657
Posted By jonwvara

Hey! Must I point out that Burke Mountain is in...

Hey! Must I point out that Burke Mountain is in Vermont? I suppose I must.
New Hampshire! [fumes silently]
You're right, though, about it being a memorable ride.
02-08-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 199,772
Posted By jonwvara

Seeking a 32-tooth 86 BCD chainring, Sugino, SR,...

Seeking a 32-tooth 86 BCD chainring, Sugino, SR, Stronglight, or whatever, ideally with minimal wear. I have assorted other 86 BCD rings in various sizes, including a some NOS Stronglights. Other...
02-04-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By jonwvara

Thanks, T-Mar! I like the current chainring setup...

Thanks, T-Mar! I like the current chainring setup better than the original, and the freewheel is easily replaced.
02-04-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By jonwvara

Cha-cha gearing! Brilliant! My problem is that I...

Cha-cha gearing! Brilliant! My problem is that I was expecting cold rationalism--I was deaf to the music. I can't dance, either. And thanks for figuring out how to post the gearing chart.
02-03-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By jonwvara

Serial number is CS307225.

Serial number is CS307225.
02-03-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By jonwvara

Given your long experience with this kind of...

Given your long experience with this kind of stuff, I'm happy to take your word for that. I just assumed the drive train was original because all of the components are have similar date codes. This...
02-03-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By jonwvara

Irrational OEM Gearing

I'm overhauling a "beta tourer" Bianchi Randonneur--a 1984 model, I think--and I'm scratching my head over the gearing. It has a nice half-step-and granny setup in front--a 50-45-28. That 17-tooth...
02-02-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 865
Posted By jonwvara

Nice! In my opinion, the Cresta is an alpha...

Nice! In my opinion, the Cresta is an alpha tourer.
02-02-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 865
Posted By jonwvara

I propose that such bikes be designated "beta...

I propose that such bikes be designated "beta tourers."

I once owned a 1980 Miyata 610, which I liked but sold (sorry, no photo). I'm now overhauling a Bianchi Randonneur from about 1986 for a...
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