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04-18-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 278
Posted By SurferRosa

Required road pressure is directly related to...

Required road pressure is directly related to total weight and inversely related to tire width.
04-18-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 578
Posted By SurferRosa

Not for me. I buy Shimano brake cable kits (with...

Not for me. I buy Shimano brake cable kits (with grey housing) on eBay for under $10 shipped. And derailleur cables are $1/ea.
04-18-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 130
Posted By SurferRosa

What's Sheldon say? 2-3mm of axle outside each...

What's Sheldon say? 2-3mm of axle outside each locknut is plenty long enough.

Personally I like 4-5mm. It gives me the warm fuzzies.

What's also important is that my rear cluster has exactly...
04-18-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,349
Posted By SurferRosa

Color matters, especially when selling vintage....

Color matters, especially when selling vintage. Where I live, purple bikes are extremely hard to sell, followed by silver and white.

As far as keepers, I'm not into red anymore. Too unnecessarily...
04-17-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By SurferRosa

Nice deal on one of my favorite groups.

Nice deal on one of my favorite groups.
04-17-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 17,039
Views: 1,817,840
Posted By SurferRosa

One of my favorite Silver Jews songs. ...

One of my favorite Silver Jews songs.

https://youtu.be/BoVoKBy-IE8.
Enjoyed your story about the rude litter protester.
04-17-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By SurferRosa

Thread below states the second position of the...

Thread below states the second position of the serial is the year, and the third is the month. So Oct '86.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/440465-shogun-serial-database.html
04-17-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 590
Posted By SurferRosa

All that is covered in excellent and easy to...

All that is covered in excellent and easy to understand detail right here:

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/wheelbuild.html

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04-17-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 657
Posted By SurferRosa

I've found it's really difficult to find my...

I've found it's really difficult to find my eyeglasses if I'm not wearing any. I bought a few different, far less expensive pairs from Zenni online. I'm really happy with them.
04-16-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 874
Posted By SurferRosa

They're cheaper than English lessons.

They're cheaper than English lessons.
04-15-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 680
Posted By SurferRosa

I search eBay's cycling category for "tube presta...

I search eBay's cycling category for "tube presta 32" (without the quotes).

The "32" is the stem height that my bikes require. They all hate really long stems. It's not me, it's the bikes.
04-15-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 646
Posted By SurferRosa

Fuhgeddaboudit! But come on. Change your bar...

Fuhgeddaboudit!

But come on. Change your bar tape every leap year and look for corrosion.
04-15-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3,881
Views: 353,360
Posted By SurferRosa

Wish I had one for you. Wildwood?

Wish I had one for you. Wildwood?
04-14-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By SurferRosa

I've painted tons of scratched black pedal cages...

I've painted tons of scratched black pedal cages with black enamel.
04-13-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By SurferRosa

Looks great to me. Loved. A little patina never...

Looks great to me. Loved. A little patina never hurt anybody. If you touch it up, it'll often look botched and ugly. Maybe use some clear nail polish or enamel on the bare spots.

A beautiful build...
Forum: Foo
04-12-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By SurferRosa

Thanks. I will research Adelaide Hall. I also...

Thanks. I will research Adelaide Hall. I also came across the name, Edith Wilson. Billie Holiday wasn't of age that early. And I think she worked with Count Basie more.

I wish my Alexa app knew...
Forum: Foo
04-12-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By SurferRosa

"Jungle Music" Singers

I was watching the Hemingway 3-part series on PBS, and they were playing Duke Ellington's Jungle Music from the 1920s in intro/outro to the first episodes. Bubber Miley is on those tracks, I...
Forum: Foo
04-12-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 799
Posted By SurferRosa

The government mailed me a $1,400 debit card,...

The government mailed me a $1,400 debit card, which I thought was pretty weird. I guess they wanted me to buy stuff. But, in about 5 minutes, I called the bank card and transferred the funds to my...
04-11-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 17,039
Views: 1,817,840
Posted By SurferRosa

Lake Forest Park Presbyterian is a very pretty...

Lake Forest Park Presbyterian is a very pretty church at the end of my favorite road in town, NE Perkins Way.

https://i.imgur.com/9Bnf5ph.jpg
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04-11-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 61,181
Views: 9,164,843
Posted By SurferRosa

^ $500??? That's the tits, hun!

^ $500???

That's the tits, hun!
04-11-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By SurferRosa

S***. From North 80th & Wallingford, south...

S***.

From North 80th & Wallingford, south down E Green lake Dr N is torn up again.

Again!

WTF?

They keep tearing it up and they don't improve it. This is like the sixth time in two years...
04-11-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 590
Posted By SurferRosa

I don't know about that, but it's definitely...

I don't know about that, but it's definitely expensive compared to how most of us usually build bikes. Old components can be overhauled and polished to look beautiful, period-correct, appropriate...
04-11-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 590
Posted By SurferRosa

Most of us wouldn't, especially with that bike,...

Most of us wouldn't, especially with that bike, but it's your money.
04-11-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 590
Posted By SurferRosa

Using steel rims is a huge mistake unless you...

Using steel rims is a huge mistake unless you don't intend riding the bike. Be careful with the RJ videos. He's a hack. And a good way to find Cyclone derailers is with a donor bike.
04-11-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 947
Posted By SurferRosa

At least it was the right brake that broke.

At least it was the right brake that broke.
04-11-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By SurferRosa

Over the bars, directly, in a short simple and...

Over the bars, directly, in a short simple and perfect curve. When you don't cross the stem on one side, you do the same on the other (and vice versa).
04-10-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 61,181
Views: 9,164,843
Posted By SurferRosa

Here's how you get a free Suntour Cyclone first...

Here's how you get a free Suntour Cyclone first Gen rear derailleur ... given you can flip a $150 bike.

https://images.craigslist.org/00J0J_lehsb2HaV63z_0eF099_1200x900.jpg...
04-09-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By SurferRosa

Those Bulgier catalogs are for American market...

Those Bulgier catalogs are for American market Motos imported by Ben Lawee.
04-09-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 925
Posted By SurferRosa

That's a lot of tubes. I don't carry any,...

That's a lot of tubes.

I don't carry any, just a patch kit.
04-08-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 243,835
Posted By SurferRosa

Joey Santiago rocking the Pixies jersey. :thumb:...

Joey Santiago rocking the Pixies jersey. :thumb:

https://i.imgur.com/9jN1Dw3.jpg
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04-08-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,255
Posted By SurferRosa

I'm sensing sticky potential in 50+. And,...

I'm sensing sticky potential in 50+.

And, since 50 is the new 40, shouldn't 50+ now be 60+?
04-08-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 61,181
Views: 9,164,843
Posted By SurferRosa

Lock ring doesn't seem to have a lot of purchase...

Lock ring doesn't seem to have a lot of purchase on the adjustable cup. Maybe the spindle's in backwards or it's the wrong spindle.
04-08-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By SurferRosa

Great photography, but, jeez, what a lot of work....

Great photography, but, jeez, what a lot of work. I'd assume that takes up a huge chunk of his time. And is he packing a tripod?
04-08-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 549
Posted By SurferRosa

Polish it to a mirror finish.

Polish it to a mirror finish.
04-08-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,645
Posted By SurferRosa

I believe cross-posting is frowned upon here. ...

I believe cross-posting is frowned upon here.

https://www.bikeforums.net/fitting-your-bike/1226669-moistures-not-so-unique-frame-fit.html
04-08-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 119
Posted By SurferRosa

New digital calipers on eBay are like $4.

New digital calipers on eBay are like $4.
Replies: 15
Views: 421
Posted By SurferRosa

If you don't have a road bike, and you're looking...

If you don't have a road bike, and you're looking for one to ride frequently, I would hold out for a nicer example, like a 1984 Super LeTour, which, I think, blows this one away in terms of...
04-07-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 61,181
Views: 9,164,843
Posted By SurferRosa

$300 531 Roberts 650b conversion ...

$300 531 Roberts 650b conversion
https://images.craigslist.org/00k0k_kLurhXCJ4mBz_0jm0ew_1200x900.jpg
https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/bik/d/tacoma-1975-charlie-roberts-650b-gravel/7301711382.html
04-07-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 529
Posted By SurferRosa

The Gospel according to The Cyclist of Nazareth. ...

The Gospel according to The Cyclist of Nazareth. Amen.
04-06-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 818
Posted By SurferRosa

I enjoy the ones when I'm standing in line at the...

I enjoy the ones when I'm standing in line at the grocery, behind the lady, with her kid staring at me. She looks at the kid and then back at me, then clutches her kid tightly. Yeah, I'm going to...
Replies: 33
Views: 824
Posted By SurferRosa

Unless the rims are pristine, I would dismantle....

Unless the rims are pristine, I would dismantle. I really enjoy overhauling and polishing hubs, an activity made so much easier when they're are not built up.

I sold a set of high flange Record...
04-05-21, 12:34 AM
Replies: 17,039
Views: 1,817,840
Posted By SurferRosa

for you Seattle/PNW folks ... ...

for you Seattle/PNW folks ...

https://i.imgur.com/GIe4a71.png

Both Friday and Sunday, I had to go from point A to point B. Friday, I rode to UW, hopped on the light rail (shown with the red...
04-03-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 365
Posted By SurferRosa

. ...

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https://waterfordbikes.com/SchwinnCat/flschwinn_1981_1990/1990_MTB_Road_Cat_33.jpg
04-03-21, 12:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By SurferRosa

Hits home with me. I did a very dumb thing...

Hits home with me. I did a very dumb thing earlier this evening. Ran out of light and was waiting for the train in a super sketchy part of town, alone with my Bertoni. Was accosted by two ... men. ...
04-02-21, 11:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By SurferRosa

Yes. Bar tape is a consumable. It shouldn't...

Yes.

Bar tape is a consumable. It shouldn't be left on bars for that long. Even though they're aluminum, bars do corrode. Many mechanics are very serious about this topic. Plus, foam is just...
04-02-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 17,039
Views: 1,817,840
Posted By SurferRosa

Cedar River Trail, down in Wildwood's part of...

Cedar River Trail, down in Wildwood's part of the country (I think).

https://i.imgur.com/WhutgRL.jpg
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This was on the way home, before I caught the light rail as I was running out of light....
04-02-21, 01:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By SurferRosa

Wish you could be more specific about the kind of...

Wish you could be more specific about the kind of shifters you're wanting to use and their location on the bike. Are you trying to go to an indexed setup?
04-02-21, 01:05 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,067
Posted By SurferRosa

This doesn't make any sense.

This doesn't make any sense.
04-02-21, 12:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 531
Posted By SurferRosa

^ Just because they're marketing folks, doesn't...

^ Just because they're marketing folks, doesn't mean they know everything about the product they're selling. Bike setup in vintage catalogs is often kludged.
04-01-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 904
Posted By SurferRosa

He probably started a thread in the General...

He probably started a thread in the General subforum, which should be retitled to Clownville.
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