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09-30-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By BFisher

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Adapter is for Presta valves.

My compressor is a 1hp, 7 gallon...
09-30-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 28,933
Posted By BFisher

I wish I liked shellacked tape for reasons like...

I wish I liked shellacked tape for reasons like this, but I just can't stand how it feels. Tried it a few times in the past, going with light coats and heavier, and could not get past the feeling.
09-30-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,734
Posted By BFisher

I will say that if I were running customer...

I will say that if I were running customer service at Probikekit, I'd overnight you a new set on the house.

Supply chains are wonky and it sucks, for sure.
09-30-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 224
Posted By BFisher

Air compressor and digital tire gauge at home -...

Air compressor and digital tire gauge at home - always.

Zefal HPX frame pump on the road.

It is unfortunate, but most bike pumps out there are toys at best.

Get a nice little compressor and...
09-30-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,241
Posted By BFisher

I always get a chuckle when I see listings for...

I always get a chuckle when I see listings for "Campangolo" or "Campangola" parts. Sometimes an honest typo, but I suspect sometimes not.
09-30-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,266
Posted By BFisher

With indexed shifting, to boot! :lol: The...

With indexed shifting, to boot! :lol:

The history is interesting. Neat thread.
09-29-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,887
Posted By BFisher

Andy_K, That Stella might be the most beautiful...

Andy_K, That Stella might be the most beautiful frameset I've ever seen.

Favorite is something I don't really experience much. I love riding my Ironman, but I don't want to ride it every time....
09-29-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 33,473
Posted By BFisher

Curtis Odom, Beautiful! ...

Curtis Odom, Beautiful!

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09-29-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,053
Posted By BFisher

Lyotard mod. 36 ...

Lyotard mod. 36
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09-28-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 395
Posted By BFisher

I don't think you'll be sorry. That is a...

I don't think you'll be sorry. That is a fantastic hub.
09-27-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 33,473
Posted By BFisher

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09-27-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,378
Posted By BFisher

branko_76, Damn teenagers! :lol: When I was...

branko_76, Damn teenagers! :lol:

When I was about 10 or 11 years old my grandfather gave me a pocket knife just like the one I posted. He got it in the Navy. Unfortunately I lost it. Bummed out...
09-27-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,798
Posted By BFisher

Gorgeous! Your patience is as impressive as the...

Gorgeous! Your patience is as impressive as the finished job. :thumb:
09-27-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By BFisher

Great additions so far! Mine has a '75 AW hub,...

Great additions so far! Mine has a '75 AW hub, and a '77 serial #. It was missing its Brooks saddle, so I put the B66 on it.

Keep 'em coming.
09-26-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By BFisher

Roadsters Only: Let's See Them!

Raleigh, Gazelle, Flying Pigeon, CWS, English, Dutch, Italian, Chinese...Let's hear it for the humble roadster. Not your light, "Sports" types - I'm talking about the full Monty.
I just picked up...
09-25-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,378
Posted By BFisher

steelbikeguy, you are certainly welcome, and...

steelbikeguy, you are certainly welcome, and thanks for your service. Great pic!
09-25-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,378
Posted By BFisher

Snack time ...

Snack time

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09-24-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 961
Posted By BFisher

I think nine is more than enough, personally. I...

I think nine is more than enough, personally. I don't know what can't be done with nine. There's this thing called a motorcycle...

How narrow are chains gonna get?
09-24-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 16,129
Views: 1,674,153
Posted By BFisher

^^Glad you made it home, DD. Nice pics! From...

^^Glad you made it home, DD. Nice pics!

From today:
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09-23-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,333
Posted By BFisher

All good points. Just something that struck me as...

All good points. Just something that struck me as I read through this thread. Technology has come a long way from the old forged steel cranksets. Fabrication costs too high for welded tubular steel...
09-23-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,333
Posted By BFisher

steelbikeguy, that crankset is gorgeous! Love it!

steelbikeguy, that crankset is gorgeous! Love it!
09-23-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,333
Posted By BFisher

Here's my question. Why hasn't there been a more...

Here's my question. Why hasn't there been a more serious, mainstream approach to steel cranks in the world of road bikes?

In the BMX world, Odyssey Thunderbolts and Profile cranks are hugely...
09-23-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 475
Posted By BFisher

ascherer has the right solution. Shimano brake...

ascherer has the right solution. Shimano brake shoes of the same style work great.

Mild words of caution on Velo-Orange options:

1. Their stainless hardware for their shoe assemblies is rather...
09-23-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3,255
Views: 727,756
Posted By BFisher

I hung my Grand Jubile frame on the wall as...

I hung my Grand Jubile frame on the wall as decoration, so this bike got its crank, pedals, sweet Motobecane branded headset with black top nut, and tires. I filled in the slots in the spider using a...
09-23-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9,267
Views: 894,514
Posted By BFisher

:lol: Wow, I'm fast today! (I turn...

:lol:
Wow, I'm fast today!

(I turn around)

No, I'm not.
Replies: 23
Views: 747
Posted By BFisher

I always approach these things based on what I...

I always approach these things based on what I would pay for an item. Bid as much as you are comfortable paying. That way if you are outbid, well, you didn't want to pay more anyway.

Even if an...
09-23-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 785
Views: 139,271
Posted By BFisher

Right on. Raleighs are about as rare as...

Right on.
Raleighs are about as rare as pennies, although plenty of sellers seem to believe otherwise.

Fun recent observation - every time I take my Raleigh out for a spin, I see a great blue...
09-22-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,053
Posted By BFisher

Don't they? Here's a pair of Atom 600 from...

Don't they?

Here's a pair of Atom 600 from 1979
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09-22-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,053
Posted By BFisher

Ofmega track pedals came stock on a NIB '89 Puch...

Ofmega track pedals came stock on a NIB '89 Puch Mistral Leader:
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09-20-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,006
Posted By BFisher

Exactly this. I find a pair of Dickies work...

Exactly this.

I find a pair of Dickies work pants and a wool sweater works nice on cool mornings, sometimes with a base layer.

No problem keeping a good pace like that.
09-20-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 209
Posted By BFisher

White would look great. Fizik Performance tape is...

White would look great. Fizik Performance tape is excellent, and stays white much longer than cork or cotton.
09-20-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,347
Posted By BFisher

Aha! You have found the authenticity of this...

Aha! You have found the authenticity of this tribute/replica! Nothing says Raleigh like blobs of weld/braze (coming from a very pleased owner of a '73 Carlton Raleigh).
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 894
Posted By BFisher

Yeah, it's a lot like trying to buy shoes online....

Yeah, it's a lot like trying to buy shoes online.

I rolled the dice on a Kask, purchased online, and got lucky. Not much I can add that would help other than to say it fits my big, round head,...
09-20-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,169
Posted By BFisher

A treat to see this decaled up for sure! Can't...

A treat to see this decaled up for sure! Can't wait for the full build.
09-20-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 982
Posted By BFisher

So cool! What a great job!

So cool! What a great job!
09-20-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 413
Posted By BFisher

I might grunt, sometimes utter words of...

I might grunt, sometimes utter words of encouragement to myself near the end of a tough climb, but never sing.

Ever.

And really, nobody wants that.
09-20-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,131
Posted By BFisher

I've got a Bianchi-built Puch built with Shimano,...

I've got a Bianchi-built Puch built with Shimano, and I'm building a Miyata 912 with Campy. I am not the devil. I swear.
09-19-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 16,129
Views: 1,674,153
Posted By BFisher

Thanks. :thumb:

Thanks. :thumb:
09-19-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,564
Posted By BFisher

That's a whole other issue. A reasonable degree...

That's a whole other issue. A reasonable degree of straightness (talking bikes here) can be shown using straight edges, strings, etc. But sight unseen, you don't know until you know, unless you are...
09-19-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,564
Posted By BFisher

I'm convinced some people just can't perceive...

I'm convinced some people just can't perceive straightness. Kind of like how so many people, mostly guys, can't tell purple from pink or blue. Some forks are obviously very, very bent, and the owner...
09-19-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,347
Posted By BFisher

"I'm getting notes of lemongrass..." :lol: ...

"I'm getting notes of lemongrass..." :lol:

Everyone's a cicerone these days.
09-18-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,323
Posted By BFisher

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09-18-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,734
Posted By BFisher

Alright, no recess for either one of you! :lol: ...

Alright, no recess for either one of you! :lol:

In shipping, overseas or not doesn't matter much. Waited a month for goods from UK, got a refund, goods came the next damn day. Gave the refund...
09-18-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,734
Posted By BFisher

Mod cleanup in aisle C&V, please.

Mod cleanup in aisle C&V, please.
09-18-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,734
Posted By BFisher

What does that have to do with Probikekit?

What does that have to do with Probikekit?
09-18-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,734
Posted By BFisher

Exactly this. Let's not all pick sides and...

Exactly this.

Let's not all pick sides and turn this into just another sad echo chamber.

I think this thread has run its course.
09-18-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,512
Posted By BFisher

I'm aware, which is why I stated the threading on...

I'm aware, which is why I stated the threading on that sealed unit. I am glad you pointed that out for those who may not be. I was merely showing that there was some attempts at evolution of the OPC...
09-18-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,512
Posted By BFisher

Sealed BB for a one piece crank, anybody? 24tpi....

Sealed BB for a one piece crank, anybody? 24tpi. There was once even a hollow chromoly OPC, believe it or not. https://www.planetbmx.com/shop/tange-sealed-american-bottom-bracket-for-1-pc-cranks.html...
09-17-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 982
Posted By BFisher

Fantastic! Looks great!

Fantastic! Looks great!
09-17-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By BFisher

A lot gets thrown around about quality and...

A lot gets thrown around about quality and hierarchy of tubing, but TMar makes a good point about builder's choice/purpose. Wouldn't it also depend upon the rider and his or her strengths, weight,...
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