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07-27-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 953
Posted By non-fixie

+1. Did it once (successfully), and - unless I...

+1. Did it once (successfully), and - unless I become very poor - will not do it again.
07-27-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 953
Posted By Salamandrine

Never push the pin all the way out. The way to do...

Never push the pin all the way out. The way to do it is to push it only part way out, just far enough to be able to wiggle the link open.

It is extremely unlikely that you will ever find a...
07-22-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,273
Posted By scarlson

Contemporary examples include Rohloff and...

Contemporary examples include Rohloff and NuVinci.

I have a twin-cable Le Cyclo rear derailleur on my Jack Taylor. It is uniquely finicky to set up, but works much better than I thought it was...
07-22-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,273
Posted By ksryder

Seems like the ship has sailed on the "bike parts...

Seems like the ship has sailed on the "bike parts should have names that make sense" boat. Bottom bracket -- not a bracket. Clipless pedals for a system that unmistakably involves clips? Your saddle...
07-22-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,273
Posted By Darth Lefty

Not exotic, just not English. Sometimes someone...

Not exotic, just not English. Sometimes someone else gets there first. Aviation is full of French words (fuselage, aileron). Maserati Quattroporte sounds fancy too, doesn’t it? Just feel lucky it...
07-22-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,273
Posted By TenGrainBread

You could say this about any...

You could say this about any technical/engineering term. The purpose of having a word for it is so that you don't have to say "A mechanical system actuated by a different controller for each state"...
07-22-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,273
Posted By T-Mar

The OP is thinking of desmodronic. It is most...

The OP is thinking of desmodronic. It is most commonly used to describe an internal combustion engine whereby the valves are both opened and closed by the camshaft action, not relying on springs for...
07-15-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,055
Posted By MarcusT

I am always worried how some lubes will affect...

I am always worried how some lubes will affect the plastic housing and such. I use silicon oil, about as inert as you can get
07-15-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,986
Posted By 79pmooney

southpier, 1) elementary school summer camps...

southpier, 1) elementary school summer camps crafts. A Turk's Head ring around the down tube to hold the cables off. Might require two. My Mooney has been sporting that knot for 35? years. (It's...
07-15-19, 04:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,986
Posted By FlMTNdude

Using downtube shifters is no more difficult than...

Using downtube shifters is no more difficult than grabbing your water bottle. I have to say, brifters are awful nice, but for simplicity, cost of setup and durability downtubes cannot be beat and...
07-13-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,986
Posted By Gromax

Do it! You'll get used to them in no time. I...

Do it! You'll get used to them in no time. I think there's something so cool about having to reach down onto the bike frame to change gears. Though maybe I am biased since I had been riding ancient...
07-13-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,986
Posted By delbiker1

I started to using DT shifters this year on a...

I started to using DT shifters this year on a early 90's steel bike that I rebuilt. The shifters, derailleurs, the crank and the brakes are the original 105 indexed, 6 speed. I have thought about...
07-12-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,174
Posted By rumrunn6

:foo: if you're not gonna use the bill, there are...

:foo: if you're not gonna use the bill, there are other head coverings you can use instead of a cap
07-09-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,053
Posted By berner

We are getting into those lazy, crazy days of...

We are getting into those lazy, crazy days of summer here with temps fairly high and strong sun light. I generally like being tanned but as one of the older people here I've been cutting back on...
07-09-19, 02:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,053
Posted By canklecat

Rule #7...

Rule #7 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=7) satisfied.

I, on the other hand, have mushy tan lines because I vary my jerseys and tees too much. And despite riding...
Replies: 22
Views: 1,271
Posted By CliffordK

Add a Campagnolo 50th Anniversary groupset to...

Add a Campagnolo 50th Anniversary groupset to just about any mid 80's, and the bike will be more valuable.

Vintage Dead Stock Campagnolo 50th Anniversary Component Set Derosa Rossin Rare $5999...
07-06-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 913
Views: 146,684
Posted By markwesti

They must be...

They must be celebs'.https://i.pinimg.com/564x/f5/70/fd/f570fdda4a0507054c7da03bdf606cf7.jpg
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07-06-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 815
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Big ring + next-to-largest cog on cassette =...

Big ring + next-to-largest cog on cassette = decent cross-chaining, so I'd guess it's because the angle the chain is making, the outer plate of the chain's link is hitting the next cog on the...
07-05-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 913
Views: 146,684
Posted By tcs

Jean-Paul Sartre, Paris 1940. The bicycle is a...

Jean-Paul Sartre, Paris 1940. The bicycle is a Le Petit Bi.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x443/sartre_le_petit_bi_1940_faf74b96752790ebb01333b03b04dd876684e0d0.jpg
07-05-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 913
Views: 146,684
Posted By juvela

------ It has been many years since viewing...

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It has been many years since viewing either film.

Me recollection is that Rogue Male devotes more time to Thorndike's experiences after returning to the U.K.

It is also much more...
07-05-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 913
Views: 146,684
Posted By juvela

----- Rogue Male was a remake of a 1941 film...

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Rogue Male was a remake of a 1941 film starring Walter Pidgeon and Joan Bennett titled Man Hunt,

Both films based on the novel by Geoffrey Household.
...
07-05-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,542
Posted By gringomojado

Major difference is price. Do it yourself, if you...

Major difference is price. Do it yourself, if you can write this post, you can tape. If you pay to get it done and it gets messed up, you get angry, DIY and you learn from the results.
Do you have a...
07-05-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5,451
Views: 430,975
Posted By AliH

Does this count!?!

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1120x2000/p_20190705_155853_c0441523733b38bcf8b42a3329ca36a280769ad6.jpg

An early birthday present - can i wait until October!?!
07-03-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,144
Posted By San Rensho

And don't forget, leave everything "race loose",...

And don't forget, leave everything "race loose", meaning, loose enough so that when you crash, the part will give way, for example, the bars will turn sideways instead of staying rigid, which will...
07-02-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,144
Posted By seedsbelize

I have done that many times, and the key is using...

I have done that many times, and the key is using a big enough wrench. My mini 6 does not fit that description. Especially around handlebars and stems, because so much can go wrong so quickly. Once...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,970
Posted By verktyg

Lugless French bike boom era bikes were all entry...

Lugless French bike boom era bikes were all entry level gas pipe specials. The bike may have been made by a large French contract builder like Manufrance. A lot of French bike makers did that for...
06-29-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,144
Posted By 79pmooney

A really good reason to not wrap the bars until...

A really good reason to not wrap the bars until after a few rides is that it makes dialing in brake lever location easy. Ride with the tools for levers and stem in your pocket. No bat tape? ...
06-29-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,144
Posted By CliffordK

Fenders often connect to the brakes. So, they...

Fenders often connect to the brakes. So, they may go on before the brakes, depending on the actual method of connection.

How is the rack mounted? It might just get in the way, or it might also...
06-28-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,819
Posted By NickDandy

Follow up for those interested. Made the tool,...

Follow up for those interested. Made the tool, once it got started after a lot of heat, it came out pretty easy.
Made a thread chaser out of the cup, still able to use ratchet with this setup.
Now...
06-28-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By elcraft

If your freewheel/ freehub has more than 24 teeth...

If your freewheel/ freehub has more than 24 teeth on the largest cog, then attach the cage to the one marked 28. Theoretically, 28 teeth is the maximum that the derailleur is designed for. In some...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,970
Posted By Cycle Tourist

The re-completed Stella.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20190627_115923895_c31962b83ce1eab627abf63dc1c3026bb8ad0f88.jpg...
06-27-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,222
Posted By canklecat

RJ the Bike Guy on YouTube. Lots of complete bike...

RJ the Bike Guy on YouTube. Lots of complete bike rebuilds, repurposing and makeovers.
06-26-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,283
Posted By PilotFishBob

Check Sheldon's page on French bikes - assuming...

Check Sheldon's page on French bikes - assuming that's what you have it can be a useful source of info for you.
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/velos.html
06-26-19, 12:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,372
Posted By henryhulk924

This one is important to spend money, in our old...

This one is important to spend money, in our old bike and maintain for life time.
06-25-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,283
Posted By due ruote

Probably a French frame. Or at least the fork....

Probably a French frame. Or at least the fork. You can sand down the quill to fit, or look for a French one, which will be 22.0 instead of 22.2 mm diameter.

Also be aware the bottom bracket likely...
06-20-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,675
Posted By MikeyMK

An on-coming cyclist nearly hit me today, and the...

An on-coming cyclist nearly hit me today, and the incident gave me an interesting new perspective.

I was cruising along at 12-14mph round a long, wide bend on a circa 5ft wide MUP with a high...
06-20-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,675
Posted By livedarklions

Sorry, but something that big and powerful has no...

Sorry, but something that big and powerful has no business being on a MUP. That's strictly a road vehicle.
06-19-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,675
Posted By KraneXL

People on bicycles learn the safety techniques...

People on bicycles learn the safety techniques and develop cycling skills as they develop power. While aberrant cycling elitist may exist, they generally better understand and adhere to the hazards...
06-14-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,675
Posted By UniChris

There are two critical problems with this...

There are two critical problems with this analogy.

First, there's a lot more kinetic energy involved in a 24 mph e-motorcycle vs. a 14 mph pedal bike, than there is in a 14 mph pedal bike vs a 4...
06-14-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,614
Posted By Myosmith

We Have A Winner ! ! ! I've watched...

We Have A Winner ! ! !

I've watched countless riders try this bar and that bar, these grips and those grips and whatever glove is top rated this week, all to no avail in relieving hand...
06-07-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,819
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I'm hoping that you have good luck with this. ...

I'm hoping that you have good luck with this. The picture doesn't lead to an optimistic view. Patience is the key.
06-05-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,819
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Whatever you use, start applying penetrating oil...

Whatever you use, start applying penetrating oil now.
Replies: 27
Views: 1,970
Posted By Cycle Tourist

New pics of Stella after....

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_20190603_190725045_edbc8e0f1444eb79d296de793fe0daa2bc8e040a.jpg...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,970
Posted By 3alarmer

...said to himself every guy who has ever started...

...said to himself every guy who has ever started on a French bicycle project. :)
Replies: 27
Views: 1,970
Posted By 3alarmer

...addendum: if you want to put rubber hoods on...

...addendum: if you want to put rubber hoods on those Weinmann brake levers, the ones from Cane Creek work pretty well. You can replace the brake pads with just about any road bike shoe that uses a...
Forum: Commuting
09-21-18, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By pdlamb

If it's been 12 years since you got a rain...

If it's been 12 years since you got a rain jacket, the only thing that's changed is the colors and the prices. Pay more, get more vents and "breathable" fabric that works fairly well at 35-45F. Or,...
05-20-18, 12:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,104
Posted By Iride01

UniChris Okay....... I think we've gone far...

UniChris Okay....... I think we've gone far beyond what the OP want's to know. Do we need to piss some more? You're not understanding at all the context of my original post. The discussion we...
08-25-16, 08:33 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,839
Posted By bulldog1935

Aesthetics have their place, function has its...

Aesthetics have their place, function has its place - it's not about ego - it's about enjoyment.
Do you clean your bike because of ego? (rhetorical question)
08-24-16, 07:53 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,839
Posted By ThermionicScott

You could get a chromed fork and use it with one...

You could get a chromed fork and use it with one of those Bianchis with chromed socks. I don't like the idea of trying to pass off one brand as another, unless it's an obvious joke.
12-16-15, 09:41 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,012
Posted By forluck

I get a mixed response on this depending on the...

I get a mixed response on this depending on the particular shop. I am often asking about parts for self-builds which might be a put off. I get the sense that if the manager is around staff are a bit...
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