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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...oh yeah, with that seat post and stem, it...

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...oh yeah, with that seat post and stem, it looks like it might be too small for the guy who was riding it anyway, so you might do OK with a lesser offer. I know I have a tendency to underprice...
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Posted By 3alarmer

“Own a piece of Italy for not a whole lot of...

“Own a piece of Italy for not a whole lot of money”... (http://www.zarbikes.com/pages/debernardi.html)

...Cromor frame tubing is looked down on by a lot of people, as lesser and heavier, and it...
Forum: Foo
12-02-20, 08:59 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

Climate explained: the environmental footprint of...

Climate explained: the environmental footprint of electric versus fossil cars (https://theconversation.com/climate-explained-the-environmental-footprint-of-electric-versus-fossil-cars-124762)
12-02-20, 01:07 PM
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Views: 373
Posted By 3alarmer

....a couple of things to think about. This is...

....a couple of things to think about. This is from the perspective of someone who constructs his own wheels, and has for a long time.

Most of those wheel sets you can buy for a couple hunnet...
12-01-20, 01:26 PM
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Views: 242
Posted By 3alarmer

Unless you have very small/narrow feet, those original pedals will cripple you.

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Forum: Foo
11-28-20, 10:13 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ..."Why wouldn't a pantsless, drooling weirdo...

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..."Why wouldn't a pantsless, drooling weirdo enjoy the park just like anyone else ?", he thinks silently.
11-27-20, 07:27 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

...guy's probably homeless by now, so no...

...guy's probably homeless by now, so no computer. :(
11-27-20, 04:22 PM
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Views: 2,418
Posted By 3alarmer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46mO7jx3JEw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46mO7jx3JEw
11-27-20, 01:04 PM
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Views: 824
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...for 30 bucks, you can buy a VO French...

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...for 30 bucks, you can buy a VO French headset. But check the stack height if you decide to try this. You might be trying for all original, in which case forget I mentioned it. If that's a...
Forum: Foo
11-26-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 271
Posted By 3alarmer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m57gzA2JCcM&featur...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m57gzA2JCcM&feature=emb_logo
Forum: Foo
11-25-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 271
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I stuffed and roasted a 20 pound turkey...

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...I stuffed and roasted a 20 pound turkey today. There are two of us in the house. No one is coming to visit. This might be the year I finally run out of ways to use up turkey leftovers.
11-24-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...BTW, sometimes you see advice to just use...

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...BTW, sometimes you see advice to just use the new pedals to rethread the holes, by jamming them in there and using some cutting fluid to screw them in. Sometimes this works, but when it does...
11-24-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...your life becomes much easier if at this...

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...your life becomes much easier if at this point, rather than searching out new French threaded pedals, you just rethread your current cranks with standard English threads. It' takes maybe 15...
11-22-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 790
Posted By 3alarmer

...not sure I understand your concerns ? SA hubs...

...not sure I understand your concerns ? SA hubs in general, including the AW, were used extensively on road bikes for many years. Most of them did not have integral coaster brakes, but it's not very...
11-20-20, 04:50 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

...I have a Spanish built Zeus Competition that...

...I have a Spanish built Zeus Competition that was made with this flaw in the frame. Before you start filing (assuming it is the frame, and one of the seat stays is off from the other), try the...
11-18-20, 10:58 PM
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Views: 1,018
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...thank you for fixing this function.

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...thank you for fixing this function.
11-18-20, 12:46 AM
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Views: 1,639
Posted By 3alarmer

...thank you for producing these and selling them...

...thank you for producing these and selling them at a reasonable price. I think of the KMC X8 series as the Sedisport chain for the 21st Century.
11-16-20, 10:05 PM
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Views: 372
Posted By 3alarmer

Proposed PX10 Frame Evolution...

Proposed PX10 Frame Evolution (http://www.bikeboompeugeot.com/Frames%20Headbadges%20Decals/PX10%20Evolution/Peugeot%20PX10%20Evolution.htm)

...I've had at least 5 different PX-10 Peugeots from the...
11-16-20, 12:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 859
Posted By 3alarmer

, ...I had a gigantic roll of Velox, that I...

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...I had a gigantic roll of Velox, that I used for three or four years, but when it finally ran low, I ordered some generic Kapton tape from somewhere in China on Amazon. I've been using it...
11-13-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 735
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...if you are keeping track of time when you...

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...if you are keeping track of time when you are doing this, you are doing it wrong.
11-10-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,290
Posted By 3alarmer

...with the profile in that photo, your...

...with the profile in that photo, your description of the color, the early Reynolds sticker, the three speed hub, and the stated time period, I would guess maybe one of the Lenton's from that time....
11-10-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,639
Posted By 3alarmer

....and tats. :) He does, however, state clearly...

....and tats. :) He does, however, state clearly what I've been trying to convey about how an elongated chain link hits the sprocket teeth at just the right place on the teeth to create wear. And the...
11-10-20, 11:04 AM
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Views: 3,290
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I had meant to mention this earlier, but...

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...I had meant to mention this earlier, but to the OP, if you are still reading your thread, you are positioned in Palo Alto in one of the best spots in the country for nice older classic...
11-10-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,290
Posted By 3alarmer

...I commuted to work and to the community...

...I commuted to work and to the community college after work in Merced, in the 80's, on a Schwinn ladies step through like that with a three speed Sturmy Archer hub. It was a beautiful shade of...
11-09-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,290
Posted By 3alarmer

...you should move your break point somewhere up...

...you should move your break point somewhere up into the '60's . There were still plenty of decent bikes with cottered cranks made and sold into the 1960's.
...
11-09-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 396
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I have used both over the years. The new...

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...I have used both over the years. The new AR-2 has slightly more distance between the quill point and the inside edge of the platform surface. Obviously, the body is one piece molded, as...
11-09-20, 10:23 AM
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Views: 250
Posted By 3alarmer

....and the momentary overstresses induced by...

....and the momentary overstresses induced by properly stress relieving at the end of the build.
OP, you would probably be within your rights as a consumer to question the person who provided you...
11-04-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...what works regularly for me (for many...

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...what works regularly for me (for many years now), is to loosely tighten the lock nuts down on both sides with the cones too tight (i.e. you can feel some roughness when the wheel turns on the...
Forum: Foo
11-02-20, 09:28 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...he knows, because he was one of the...

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...he knows, because he was one of the unpopular girls in high school. :(
10-30-20, 05:59 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

...that's winter. Maybe very early spring during...

...that's winter. Maybe very early spring during the rainy season, Those annual plants would be brown and dead otherwise.

We've had various incarnations of levee along the American River since...
10-30-20, 10:54 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

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10-29-20, 09:06 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

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Forum: Foo
10-26-20, 09:38 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...wishes he could remember the kind of...

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...wishes he could remember the kind of September, when we were young, and oh so mellow. Sadly, all he remembers are the grimy motel rooms and crummy diner food along the road in flyover country.
Forum: Foo
10-26-20, 09:35 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...he saw me in the Fantasticks, in one of...

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...he saw me in the Fantasticks, in one of the lead roles in junior college. He's fantasized about what might have been ever since.
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...would be worth even more with a rear brake.

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...would be worth even more with a rear brake.
Forum: Foo
10-24-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 954
Posted By 3alarmer

... ...you can buy a hot air popcorn popper at...

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...you can buy a hot air popcorn popper at just about any thrift store pretty cheaply. I don't like the popcorn they make, but with a screen wire on top instead of the popcorn collection bin,...
10-22-20, 10:57 PM
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Views: 562
Posted By 3alarmer

...duhhh. Seems so obvious now. :)

...duhhh. Seems so obvious now. :)
10-22-20, 08:44 PM
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Views: 562
Posted By 3alarmer

...there used to be a guy on ebay selling...

...there used to be a guy on ebay selling reproductions of these Shimano specific wrenches. They work better in pairs.

They show up used sometimes....
10-20-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 532
Posted By 3alarmer

...if you thoroughly clean both threaded surfaces...

...if you thoroughly clean both threaded surfaces before you apply it, four or five drops of Loctite goes a long, long way.
As you torque down the fixed cup, it has a tendency to squeeze into any...
10-20-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 532
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I routinely use blue Loctite on all RH...

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...I routinely use blue Loctite on all RH threaded fixed cups now. I have one of those Hozan fixed cup tools, so I can install with plenty of torque, but it's like belt and suspenders. Once...
Forum: Foo
10-19-20, 05:09 PM
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Views: 3,596
Posted By 3alarmer

...we have a pretty well formed and effective...

...we have a pretty well formed and effective vote by mail system here in California, and have for a number of years now. Our votes went into the drop box at the local library branch, and the Sec...
10-19-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,069
Posted By 3alarmer

SHIMANO HG50 Cassette vernickelt...

SHIMANO HG50 Cassette vernickelt...
Forum: Foo
10-18-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 501
Posted By 3alarmer

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10-18-20, 01:57 PM
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Views: 511
Posted By 3alarmer

Similar to this one, I think. I'm not great on Peugeot ID's either.

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10-15-20, 12:17 PM
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Views: 2,286
Posted By 3alarmer

...when there is aggravation on one of these...

...when there is aggravation on one of these deals, I usually assign it to a different category. The "it might be nice if it happens, but don't put too much of yourself into it" category. That's the...
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Posted By 3alarmer

...these were made in Asia somewhere, and Bianchi...

...these were made in Asia somewhere, and Bianchi sold a great many of them in the Great Fixie Boom of the Turn of the Century. They are light, and quick, but not really track bikes because drilled...
10-13-20, 11:43 PM
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Views: 2,286
Posted By 3alarmer

...these 80's PX Super Comp's are nice bikes. As...

...these 80's PX Super Comp's are nice bikes. As already stated, tighter and quicker than than the 70's decade, and the components are better. Not as much to replace if you want to ride it hard. They...
10-11-20, 12:24 PM
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Views: 422
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I'm in if you still have it. PM me your...

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...I'm in if you still have it. PM me your payment account info. I have a paypal account that I rarely use.
10-11-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 807
Posted By 3alarmer

...I worked Saturdays at the bike co-op here....

...I worked Saturdays at the bike co-op here. I've seen some stuff, man. And some things.
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10-09-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,430
Posted By 3alarmer

...I don't doubt you've read stuff on shimmy....

...I don't doubt you've read stuff on shimmy. They are French metric tubing, so smaller than standard in diameter, and the butted stuff has plenty of spring to it. But I have several of these...
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