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06-17-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,310
Posted By Bandera

Thumbs up Anyone who hasn't been through a big check on a...

Anyone who hasn't been through a big check on a potential major health issue has no idea of how much of a mental load one gets put under waiting for "the results".
Huge win for you on "Good to Go!",...
06-17-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 232
Posted By Bandera

Trouser Clips, the old school solution for many...

Trouser Clips, the old school solution for many decades, actually work to keep pants legs from getting to fouled on chain & chain-rings.
C&V "guards" on the outer chain-ring, not so much.
...
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By Bandera

I find that it's easier to get the final cone...

I find that it's easier to get the final cone adjustments "just right" when overhauling hubs that are still built up as wheels.
I'd cut spokes or dismantle after the overhaul to clean and polish the...
06-16-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,978
Posted By Bandera

Of course you did. -Bandera

Of course you did.

-Bandera
06-16-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,310
Posted By Bandera

Sounds like you are Good to Go for the Castoville...

Sounds like you are Good to Go for the Castoville TT at the end of the month.
Have a great race!

-Bandera
Forum: Touring
06-16-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By Bandera

This is a path very well trodden. Carradice...

This is a path very well trodden.
Carradice "Bagman" and similar supports to keep a C-bag from swaying and clear of the tire have been available for decades, the Millar support on my Internat'l is...
06-16-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By Bandera

No.

No.
Forum: Foo
06-16-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 560
Posted By Bandera

Devolution? Get Some: ...

Devolution?
Get Some:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_QLzthSkfM
Forum: Foo
06-16-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 560
Posted By Bandera

Nope, and no formal "Parlor" closed off for all...

Nope, and no formal "Parlor" closed off for all but special guests w/ plastic covering the upholstered furniture for 362 days per year like grandmother had.
A crazy idea but we thought that the...
Forum: Foo
06-16-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 560
Posted By Bandera

Yep, we have a covered patio connected to the...

Yep, we have a covered patio connected to the indoor kitchen that serves double duty as an outdoor kitchen/lounge and gets lots of use year 'round.
With propane & charcoal grills and the highly...
Forum: Foo
06-15-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 560
Posted By Bandera

With an modern open floor plan home like ours...

With an modern open floor plan home like ours there is no "dining room".
We cook most of my own meals for ourselves, family and friends and we sit down to eat at the kitchen table together, mostly....
06-15-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,020
Posted By Bandera

Posting on an inter-web forum about the incident...

Posting on an inter-web forum about the incident is "worth your time" but lodging a complaint with the business using the e-bike delivery service that "ran you off the road" isn't "worth your time"?...
06-14-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,574
Posted By Bandera

In this electron microscope video taken of the...

In this electron microscope video taken of the interaction of molecules of Phil Wood grease around a single loose ball bearing in a re-built 1970's English Sugino MW-68 bottom bracket we can see how...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By Bandera

Coming from many years in a Business dress...

Coming from many years in a Business dress environment I think you'll find that the cut and materials of dress pants are as suitable to cycle commuting as wearing the suit-coat and tie that completes...
06-13-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,370
Posted By Bandera

Yep, I found that by just politely sliding out of...

Yep, I found that by just politely sliding out of conversations by well meaning associates who are being nice and supportive about what they think you are doing serves both parties well.
Cycling as...
06-13-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,370
Posted By Bandera

I worked for and with "Golf Bores" for many years...

I worked for and with "Golf Bores" for many years and didn't reply to the "What did you do this weekend" non-question beyond a brief polite non-insider-cyclist response, no point in adding to the...
06-13-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,167
Posted By Bandera

Goals to ride the bike are good, "commitments"...

Goals to ride the bike are good, "commitments" are for something serious instead.
Good luck with that, have fun and use common sense.
How bad could that be, and you won't need a Hair-Shirt but full...
06-13-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,167
Posted By Bandera

No, although I have commuted a good many miles...

No, although I have commuted a good many miles over decades by bicycle I live in the real world where such "commitments" are just simply hair-shirted nonsense.
Why not just ride when practical and...
06-13-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,574
Posted By Bandera

Let's ask Sheldon & Jobst if those angels dancing...

Let's ask Sheldon & Jobst if those angels dancing on the heads of pins are wearing ballet slippers or tap shoes.....
Same irrelevance regarding "performance" as the "caged vs loose" bearings in a...
06-12-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By Bandera

The Nottingham Raleigh standard was 26 TPI, not...

The Nottingham Raleigh standard was 26 TPI, not 24 TPI:

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/raleigh26.html
06-12-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,565
Posted By Bandera

Sure they have, it's where they sit and drink...

Sure they have, it's where they sit and drink warm draft PBR from happy hour priced pitchers while texting to the person on the next bar stool.

-Bandera
06-12-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,574
Posted By Bandera

Probably, but they can look around to see how...

Probably, but they can look around to see how many angels are currently dancing on the heads of pins.....

-Bandera
06-11-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,574
Posted By Bandera

No there is not, but I've never seen a Japanese...

No there is not, but I've never seen a Japanese OEM BB from the '60's onward w/ loose bearings.
Used I'd be very careful to get the bearing size/number correct.

-Bandera
06-11-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,565
Posted By Bandera

If Sheldon Brown used it then it is properly part...

If Sheldon Brown used it then it is properly part of the cycling lexicon except apparently for the Period Correct Grammar Police, an utterly irrelevant coterie of snobs and dilettantes much given to...
06-11-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,565
Posted By Bandera

Yes, with OEM drive-train components "brifters"...

Yes, with OEM drive-train components "brifters" shift just fine on Shimano triples despite what the pedantic refer to them as in a exercise of linguistic irrelevance.
Getting a 6703 or 5703 Shimano...
Forum: Triathlon
06-11-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,220
Posted By Bandera

Use a handy gear calculator to express the...

Use a handy gear calculator to express the various combinations of wheel size, tire size, chain-rings and cogs as Gear Inches for direct comparison.

https://sheldonbrown.com/gear-calc.html
06-11-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By Bandera

Don't bother purchasing NR brakes if you can't...

Don't bother purchasing NR brakes if you can't come up with the proper "drop bolts" for your Internat'l, it was designed for Weinmann 610 center-pull calipers w/ mudguard clearance & tubulars OEM.
...
06-11-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,978
Posted By Bandera

That would be in my grandfather's era when $150...

That would be in my grandfather's era when $150 would be equivalent to $3,871.94 today, quite enough to purchase a very Good bicycle indeed then/now.

-Bandera
06-11-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,978
Posted By Bandera

What year is this mythic "under $150 retail new"...

What year is this mythic "under $150 retail new" based on?
Oddly enough Inflation has had an eroding effect on the US$ over time, but there is handy tool to use to compare a past year's $ with...
06-10-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,730
Posted By Bandera

Thank you, I guess.......:foo: -Bandera

Thank you, I guess.......:foo:

-Bandera
06-10-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,978
Posted By Bandera

I'd just I'd blow it on hookers and dope like all...

I'd just I'd blow it on hookers and dope like all of the other self-righteous hypocrites do. :twitchy:

-Bandera
06-09-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,251
Posted By Bandera

Well done, congratulations! A thorough...

Well done, congratulations!
A thorough de-cluttering keeping only what actually matters to yourself is setting a great example.

-Bandera
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By Bandera

Read this book: "How to chase after pennies by...

Read this book:
"How to chase after pennies by "investing" real dollars, time and effort in old bicycles: A time wasters guide to trading money for a pile of un-wanted unsaleable old junk."
06-08-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,342
Posted By Bandera

Trolled.......

Trolled.......
06-08-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,213
Posted By Bandera

On the Grant Park course in Milwaukee coming down...

On the Grant Park course in Milwaukee coming down the hill by the water-tower and shooting out onto Lake Shore drive into the wind off the lake in a big pack is still a strong memory.
Thanks big...
06-08-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,251
Posted By Bandera

I've never sought out or bought an old bike. ...

I've never sought out or bought an old bike.
All of my now C&V machines have gotten that way through attrition having been built new "back when" for a specific purpose and proven useful and/or...
06-07-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,730
Posted By Bandera

Getting the incremental improvements that matter...

Getting the incremental improvements that matter most over the last 45 years for road racing machines seems back to front in this thread.
By that I mean:

1) A good quality steel race frame from...
06-07-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,730
Posted By Bandera

It's 41-ism presented as "Science", this kind of...

It's 41-ism presented as "Science", this kind of hogwash is infecting C&V as well along with an appallingly deep and pervasive Dunning-Kruger effect, confirmation bias and a simpering twee...
06-07-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,730
Posted By Bandera

Oddly enough USAC racing is age cadre and...

Oddly enough USAC racing is age cadre and experience based in field selection.
If/when I emerge from retirement to pin on a number it will be my peers not their grandchildren or rank newbies that...
06-06-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,730
Posted By Bandera

Not really. I'd not be interested in discarding...

Not really.
I'd not be interested in discarding all of the "incremental gains" of the last 45 years to put my old bike that was raced then back in period spec, pin on a number and have at it in my...
06-06-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,035
Posted By Bandera

Quite the opposite for me. I still ride a good...

Quite the opposite for me.
I still ride a good number of fixed gear miles in rolling terrain where standing to get up and over is a critical technique/style.
Scouting possible new FG routes on my...
06-06-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,353
Posted By Bandera

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/150x112/schwinn_shifters_09a1ce771afdc4880076701bbef95fbe446c4289.jpg
Nothing else comes close to the brilliant chrome of the Schwinn Approved...
06-05-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,977
Posted By Bandera

Have had the same thought a good many times...

Have had the same thought a good many times myself, only about my brother........

-Bandera
06-05-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,977
Posted By Bandera

If that machine had been covered and put up on...

If that machine had been covered and put up on blocks "back when" in a suitable storage facility to emerge in today's market it would have been the very rare vehicle "investment".
Boring and useless...
06-04-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,977
Posted By Bandera

The "Collector Car Hobby" is as doomed to a lack...

The "Collector Car Hobby" is as doomed to a lack of interest by persons younger than my age cadre as our C&V bicycles are/will-be.

A friend in HOU has a British roadster collection: MG-A, Austin...
06-03-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By Bandera

40+YO machines require occasional overhaul...

40+YO machines require occasional overhaul maintenance, just as newer one's do.
It was SOP to overhaul HS bearings every season or so "back when", which required the removal of the stem w/ a proper...
06-01-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,977
Posted By Bandera

A fundamental thing that I have always liked...

A fundamental thing that I have always liked about bicycles having grown up in a car-culture is that someone can't just buy more motor, that only is earned with seat-time and hard work.

-Bandera
06-01-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,415
Posted By Bandera

Too late for a well deserved Ignore. -Bandera

Too late for a well deserved Ignore.

-Bandera
06-01-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,977
Posted By Bandera

Three Reasons Why The Mazda Miata Is In A Class...

Three Reasons Why The Mazda Miata Is In A Class By Itself
-Forbes

https://www.forbes.com/sites/christeague/2019/05/31/three-reasons-why-miata-is-always-the-answer/#51897fb705fc
05-31-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,977
Posted By Bandera

Yep, Colin Chapman's Lotus Elan was a great part...

Yep, Colin Chapman's Lotus Elan was a great part of the inspiration for the NA and all of the follow-on generations that have stayed true to the mantra of light weight, power to match the chassis,...
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