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04-10-21, 06:50 AM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

That sounds like an adblocker or filtering...

That sounds like an adblocker or filtering problem. Facebook posts here don't show images on the work computer, but FB is a banned domain on that network.
Forum: For Sale
04-09-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 94
Posted By Unca_Sam

Do you have any pictures of these mounted? How...

Do you have any pictures of these mounted? How did you like them? These will fit on my current 1989 Cindercone with no change to the stem, where modern "dirt drops" will need a threaded-threadless...
Forum: For Sale
04-09-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 94
Posted By Unca_Sam

Watching! I need to make some measurements.

Watching! I need to make some measurements.
04-09-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By Unca_Sam

I keep my eye open for one of these in 26.6, even...

I keep my eye open for one of these in 26.6, even though I'd take a serious hit in pedal efficiency losing the extra 4cm from the seatpost I'm using.
04-09-21, 10:52 AM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

It's still early, but...

Black Brooks Pro (https://www.ebay.com/itm/brooks-leather-bicycle-saddle-/303946680690?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286) (newer version) with hammered rivets on that auction site currently at $51+plus...
04-05-21, 04:27 PM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

"One early summer day, not long after my 12th...

"One early summer day, not long after my 12th birthday, I took my new 'copper tone' Stingray Krate down Caesar's Lane on my way to the railroad tracks that still run along the Hudson on their way to...
04-05-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 20,226
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Posted By Unca_Sam

I want to take a crack at giving that the "Steven...

I want to take a crack at giving that the "Steven King" treatment...
04-05-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 24,295
Views: 2,883,190
Posted By Unca_Sam

There was a member that sold two over a year ago...

There was a member that sold two over a year ago in the C&V sales section. I bought the black one and I'm very happy with it so far....
04-04-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By Unca_Sam

I bought the rest of this lot last year, and have...

I bought the rest of this lot last year, and have these tires mounted to Matrix ISO-CII rims with a ~19.5mm external width. These measure ~25.4mm on those rims at 100psi, which are ~13mm internal...
Forum: Touring
04-03-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4,536
Views: 2,275,519
Posted By Unca_Sam

I know my kids think I'm old, but I used front...

I know my kids think I'm old, but I used front rollers to get the pastries home this morning...
Forum: Touring
04-03-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4,536
Views: 2,275,519
Posted By Unca_Sam

They moved everything over to...

They moved everything over to LoadedTouringBikes.xxx ...:innocent:
04-02-21, 06:26 PM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

And a superbe no less!

And a superbe no less!
04-02-21, 04:46 PM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

Re: 3 speed prices 1964 Original Owner Schwinn...

Re: 3 speed prices
1964 Original Owner Schwinn Racer 26” Bike - bicycles - by owner -... (craigslist.org)...
04-02-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By Unca_Sam

Randy, I think you meant to post this to regular...

Randy, I think you meant to post this to regular old C&V, rather than the sales section, yes?
04-01-21, 12:36 PM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

The formatting was messed up when it was posted....

The formatting was messed up when it was posted. I'll try to interpret:

Campagnolo Meat,
Pulling Out Brake,
Rear Colnago Unknown.
Details,
Vintage Dura Ace!
03-31-21, 09:56 AM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

^^ They sound like one of us. :hug:

^^ They sound like one of us.
:hug:
03-30-21, 11:56 AM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

Bibendum man's Bibendum Bike.

Bibendum man's Bibendum Bike.
03-30-21, 08:00 AM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

I was about to ask...;) Been there, done...

I was about to ask...;)

Been there, done that.
03-27-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 347
Posted By Unca_Sam

i agree, 2x.

i agree, 2x.
03-27-21, 09:12 AM
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Views: 2,883,190
Posted By Unca_Sam

I'm lost on what you mean here. What...

I'm lost on what you mean here. What misadjustment leads to the planetary gears chewing on the ring gear or sun gear?

I remember the recommendation that the drive side cone have more play than...
03-26-21, 05:30 PM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

your first image show "37x590" on the sidewall of...

your first image show "37x590" on the sidewall of the rear tire. So this was converted to the old 26" size.
03-26-21, 02:35 PM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

I wonder if they made a prototype with front...

I wonder if they made a prototype with front brakes...
03-26-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 585
Posted By Unca_Sam

Noted! Thank you.

Noted!
Thank you.
03-26-21, 01:32 PM
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Views: 106,217
Posted By Unca_Sam

Mmf. Squick. :cry: Good you kept the rubber...

Mmf. Squick.
:cry:
Good you kept the rubber side down though.
03-26-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 585
Posted By Unca_Sam

I'll play! That's an Hg40 or 50 at top (bare...

I'll play!
That's an Hg40 or 50 at top (bare steel value finish) and HG71 (its on the outer plate) an HG91 (mine has bars on the ends of the pins too) and another HG71. The biggest difference...
03-26-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 585
Posted By Unca_Sam

I'm looking at the poll results and it seems...

I'm looking at the poll results and it seems pretty clear the advice is to sell it and buy three chains that should perform just as well, but will allow me to deep clean them off the bike and change...
03-26-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 585
Posted By Unca_Sam

I'm just about there. I ride this bike. I like...

I'm just about there. I ride this bike. I like this bike! I don't think putting a chain with increasing desirability on it is going to increase my enjoyment any, but I do want crisp shifts (since I...
03-26-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 585
Posted By Unca_Sam

"Temporarily out of stock". Last reviews from 7-8...

"Temporarily out of stock". Last reviews from 7-8 years ago...
No longer available at any of the large online retailers...

From Bike Components DE on the HG71 page
03-26-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By Unca_Sam

The shackle has shoulders in the front to act as...

The shackle has shoulders in the front to act as a fulcrum. Once I pushed the shoulders to the nose plate, the bolt head cleared the back of the nose piece with a pop!

With that in position, I...
03-26-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By Unca_Sam

Finally, a hero

It took a while for the new shackle to come. Amazon works in mysterious ways, after all. ...
03-26-21, 09:17 AM
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Views: 204
Posted By Unca_Sam

Saddle in hand

I received the saddle in the condition I expected.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/20210326_104958_b1b0d773928e19434b3751ea0223a05f090e87e1.jpg
Right side shows...
03-26-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By Unca_Sam

Brooks Titanium Swift repair

After consulting with resident leather saddle expert rhm , I decided to buy a 'broken/parts only' Brooks Swift from Poland.
As advertised:...
03-26-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 585
Posted By Unca_Sam

Kurt, I think it's out of production. There would...

Kurt, I think it's out of production. There would otherwise be no reason for them to be sold for $80+ on eBay. Shimano's hg93 chain for 9 speed drivetrains seems to still be available, and the hg71...
03-26-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 585
Posted By Unca_Sam

To add a wrinkle...

Shimano seems to have specified a 7.4mm width on the hg91 chain, while most modern 5 6 7 8 speed chains state 7.1mm width. I know it's not enough difference to drop the chain between rings or cogs,...
03-26-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 585
Posted By Unca_Sam

Why the Kona?! It would probably shift great on...

Why the Kona?! It would probably shift great on the 7 speed Suntour drivetrain, but I'm fine with a non-shiny KMC chain eating that dust right now.
03-26-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 585
Posted By Unca_Sam

CN-HG91 NOS, Sell or Use?

When I bought my Trek 5200, the previous owner gave me a Shimano HG91 chain new in its package. I've kept it to replace the chain on the bike with when it's time. I can pull the old chain off the...
03-25-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By Unca_Sam

None available at Velo Orange?

None available at Velo Orange?
03-24-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 336
Posted By Unca_Sam

I have a 40 hole AW hub I unlaced from a steel...

I have a 40 hole AW hub I unlaced from a steel rim with the chrome about gone. I've been thinking about doing just this kind of thing with a fixie frame. Finding that 40 hole 700C rim cheap is quite...
03-24-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By Unca_Sam

Also, your picture makes it look like you're...

Also, your picture makes it look like you're close to small-small gear combination. The chain doesn't rub on itself when you're in the smallest gear and smallest chainring, does it? A rubbing chain...
03-24-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By Unca_Sam

I think the problem is in the friction setting on...

I think the problem is in the friction setting on the shifter not the derailleur. Tighten the screw for your right shifter a little, until it can hold the derailleur at the largest gear without...
03-23-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 61,043
Views: 9,125,440
Posted By Unca_Sam

That's the second time that's been posted! I had...

That's the second time that's been posted! I had a feeling of deja-vu looking at the component list, which reads like a dog's breakfast of higher tier components.
The signature frame was near the...
03-22-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By Unca_Sam

First you say your chain keeps skipping gears....

First you say your chain keeps skipping gears. You say "it" starts slipping. Then you say that the chain, ring, and cassette are all in good shape...

A skipping chain is usually a symptom that one...
03-22-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By Unca_Sam

Zep is a cleaning supply house. Listing what you...

Zep is a cleaning supply house. Listing what you actually used can help (Heavy-duty degreaser, etc). The biggest risk I see here is an electrolytic solution that was able to pull the chromium ions...
03-20-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 61,043
Views: 9,125,440
Posted By Unca_Sam

pass, it's too big. :p

pass, it's too big. :p
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2,528
Views: 366,305
Posted By Unca_Sam

Fred Content Warning

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Alum Creek. Sycamore trees are wonderful subjects after leaf drop.
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03-20-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 61,043
Views: 9,125,440
Posted By Unca_Sam

I know when C&V Christmas is now! That indyfab...

I know when C&V Christmas is now! That indyfab crown jewel is a gorgeous machine and my size, but about 700 miles too far away.
Forum: Touring
03-20-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,139
Posted By Unca_Sam

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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03-20-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 644
Posted By Unca_Sam

Shorter stems 'amplify' steering input, if the...

Shorter stems 'amplify' steering input, if the user is used to a 'normal' stem length between 90-120mm. Drop bars aren't generally as wide as flat bars or cruiser risers, so the longer stem adds a...
03-19-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 644
Posted By Unca_Sam

Your links all point to a threadless stem. If you...

Your links all point to a threadless stem. If you were intending to point to something like this...
03-19-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By Unca_Sam

Do us a favor and put a price on it? Please...

Do us a favor and put a price on it?
Please and thank you!
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