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10-30-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 15,924
Posted By old's'cool

And, judging by the background, unless I miss my...

And, judging by the background, unless I miss my guess, they're in the process of doing Amsterdam.
10-29-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 15,924
Posted By old's'cool

From right to left, Fat Freddy's Cat,...

From right to left, Fat Freddy's Cat, Freewheeling Franklin, Fat Freddy, and, the dude with the prominent beazer and the facial growth is -- Phineas (can't recall his nickname at the moment)
10-28-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 15,924
Posted By old's'cool

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x680/960x0_2f2dd04b87e914ffc1d52d32d023bc60029491ae.jpg

I assume at least some of you recognize these characters
10-25-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,444
Posted By old's'cool

I flew RC sailplanes BITD. Never had confusion...

I flew RC sailplanes BITD. Never had confusion about control sense... I just visualized myself in the aircraft. Only issue would be if a tumble, or obstruction of view by e.g. sunlight left the...
10-24-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,444
Posted By old's'cool

You've heard of the ass-hatchet... that second...

You've heard of the ass-hatchet... that second bike features the ass-machete, when the sketchy weld mod fails. And possibly an end of the line for men as far as further offspring goes. Regarding...
10-24-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By old's'cool

Not knowing any better, I guessed one of the...

Not knowing any better, I guessed one of the multiple entendres is that she should lean forward (i.e. down) to make his pedalling easier... on second thoughts, she should wait until he is finished...
10-17-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,128
Posted By old's'cool

:lol: I once got spanked by my girlfriend for...

:lol:
I once got spanked by my girlfriend for rubbernecking at a hot car... I guess she must have noticed another gal in the vicinity that she viewed as competition :cry::bang:
10-16-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 956
Views: 158,471
Posted By old's'cool

Missing a nut?

Missing a nut?
10-10-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By old's'cool

Keep an eye on the chain to...

Keep an eye on the chain to frame/chainstay/dropout clearance.
10-03-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By old's'cool

My preferred setup is a half step plus granny in...

My preferred setup is a half step plus granny in front with what I call a "natural" 6sp cluster in the back, natural because the gaps between the sprockets follow the natural number sequence, i.e....
09-24-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 258
Posted By old's'cool

T-Mar may be able to shed more light on my...

T-Mar may be able to shed more light on my anecdote about the Royce Union brand. It was my first ten-speed, acquired in 1972 in Winnipeg, Canada, of course, which is where I grew up. It was a 21"...
09-23-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,345
Posted By old's'cool

Holy backpedaling Batman!! ...

Holy backpedaling Batman!!
https://images.app.goo.gl/EjeqZ7aYieL4S9BM6
09-23-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,345
Posted By old's'cool

Helluva time machine :thumb: Are you sure? I...

Helluva time machine :thumb:

Are you sure? I don't see that svelte steel crankset weighing much over 3lbs; I'm interested to learn about a crankset that weighs close to nothing. :innocent:
09-22-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By old's'cool

Try your local co-op?

Try your local co-op?
09-12-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 333
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: 333
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: 514
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: 1,021
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: 600
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: 463
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: 42
Views: 1,473
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: 2,849
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: 462
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: 462
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: 2,447
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: 641
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: 684
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: 1,327
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: 1,326
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: 485
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: 1,006
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: 705
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: 4,301
Posted By old's'cool

Yeah, I'll buy that! ;)

Yeah, I'll buy that! ;)
07-15-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,301
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: 1,278
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: 1,111
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: 772
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: 1,111
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: 2,965
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: 506
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: 382
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: 18
Views: 2,417
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: 578
Posted By old's'cool

Holy sell-out Batman!

Holy sell-out Batman!
04-30-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
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: 642
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: 642
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: 685
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: 2,006
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: 956
Views: 158,471
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: 956
Views: 158,471
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...
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