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11-19-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,193
Posted By Bad Lag

Kurt, apparently, my post has you all scuffed up....

Kurt, apparently, my post has you all scuffed up.

Consider, however, that you may have entirely missed the tongue-in-cheek humor intended for and directed at THIS audience.

At the same time,...
11-18-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,193
Posted By Bad Lag

The most important part of patching a tube is...

The most important part of patching a tube is scuffing and scuffing and scuffing the site to be patched. I cannot over-emphasize the importance of proper, full scuffing of the site to be patched.
...
11-12-19, 12:12 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,501
Posted By Bad Lag

That's a nice bike, congratulations! I...

That's a nice bike, congratulations!

I noticed you set it up to carry all the weight up front, as opposed to in the rear. Why is that?

I've been thinking about either a much bigger front bag...
11-10-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,060
Posted By Bad Lag

That is so full of awesome, I don't know what to...

That is so full of awesome, I don't know what to say.
11-10-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By Bad Lag

I hurt my left knee about 1 1/2 years ago. I was...

I hurt my left knee about 1 1/2 years ago. I was very worried the injury might be permanent. After the initial trauma subsided, I started to ride my bike. I took it easy at first. I grew stronger...
11-10-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By Bad Lag

All that is gold does not glitter, Not all...

All that is gold does not glitter,

Not all those who wander are lost;

The old that is strong does not wither,

Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes, a fire shall be...
11-09-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,153
Posted By Bad Lag

Alternatively, jump on a plane and show up in...

Alternatively, jump on a plane and show up in person. Either way, it's $500 plus shipping.
11-09-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,153
Posted By Bad Lag

This is an huge opportunity for someone local -...

This is an huge opportunity for someone local - act as the shipping agent for BF members. $500/bike.

Pick up from seller. Drop off at shipper. Collect your fee.
10-31-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,085
Posted By Bad Lag

Raleigh and other labels of "English Racers" were...

Raleigh and other labels of "English Racers" were popular.
10-29-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By Bad Lag

I don't know the Marathon but the Schwalbe Kojaks...

I don't know the Marathon but the Schwalbe Kojaks I use are excellent and come in your tire size and have enhanced puncture protection.
10-29-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By Bad Lag

Two things I can tell you about this bike - ...

Two things I can tell you about this bike -

1. Without pneumatic tires, you will find the ride to be quite harsh. Also, wear and tear on the rims will be quite high.

2. Without pedals, you...
10-27-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,505
Posted By Bad Lag

I have always worked on my own bike. I never had...

I have always worked on my own bike. I never had money to pay someone else to do it.

When I was younger, having both the time and energy to do so, I would ride a LOT. Before sealed bearings, I...
10-23-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 859
Posted By Bad Lag

How so? Please explain.

How so? Please explain.
10-20-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,771
Posted By Bad Lag

My commuter bike - a modified 1985 Specialized...

My commuter bike - a modified 1985 Specialized Stump Jumper Sport

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10-06-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,310
Posted By Bad Lag

Meh! Sell both of the bikes you own. Use...

Meh!

Sell both of the bikes you own. Use some of that work thing called "pay" to buy a single bike that is ready to ride, preferably a ready to ride C&V bike.
10-02-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By Bad Lag

"15% annual inflation and weakening dollar...",...

"15% annual inflation and weakening dollar...", boy!, I surely remember those days.

I remember mortgage interest rates being way up there, too, 13-15%. This prompted the creation of the...
10-01-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 973
Posted By Bad Lag

The front derailleur cable guide looks to be...

The front derailleur cable guide looks to be snapped off, as opposed to shaved off.

The rear was deliberately removed.

Once either was damaged, the clamp-on guide bracket became a necessity.
10-01-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 624
Posted By Bad Lag

If it is under the chrome, it might be nickel. ...

If it is under the chrome, it might be nickel. Electroplatings like to stick to nickel and nickel likes to stick to things. :)

Almost every electroplated item I know of has a flash of nickel in...
09-29-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,117
Posted By Bad Lag

I got the rim in a band of 0.010" total runout...

I got the rim in a band of 0.010" total runout without too much trouble. That's a testament to the quality of the build on these wheels, especially considering they are 35 years old. I hope I did not...
09-29-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,407
Posted By Bad Lag

Here is a very recent photo of my Stump Jumper...

Here is a very recent photo of my Stump Jumper Sport. It is ready for tomorrow's commute to work.

I have the Cygolight MityCross front and Di Notte rear lights installed. These lights are so...
09-28-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 812
Posted By Bad Lag

I dislike the VO pedals. They do not look vintage...

I dislike the VO pedals. They do not look vintage in any way.

If you are looking for a daily rider, these MKS Sylvan Touring are better than the MKS Quill style pedals.
...
09-28-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,117
Posted By Bad Lag

Ha! I am a fool. You guys most...

Ha!

I am a fool.

You guys most assuredly know this by now.

I constantly re-prove it. Here's today's episode.

Prepping to repair the rear wheel, I easily found my dishing gage and spoke...
09-27-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,407
Posted By Bad Lag

Here's mine. It's a 1985 Stumpjumper SPORT. I...

Here's mine. It's a 1985 Stumpjumper SPORT. I built it to ride back and forth to work. For that, it is seriously excellent.

It has a Shimano ALFINE 8 speed rear hub.
...
09-26-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,117
Posted By Bad Lag

The more I think about it, the more pleased I was...

The more I think about it, the more pleased I was with the speedy service this shop offered on the replacement spoke.

Actually, given the age of the existing wheels and the likelihood they will...
09-24-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,117
Posted By Bad Lag

The spokes showed up in the mail today. I wasn't...

The spokes showed up in the mail today. I wasn't expecting that.

I am feeling a little more, maybe a lot more, charitable given their speedy service for the money paid. That, and the fact that...
09-23-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,243
Posted By Bad Lag

When I have serious climbing to do (as in Rocky...

When I have serious climbing to do (as in Rocky Mountains, Sierra Nevada or other western mountains), I change my drive train.

I install 42T and 45T chain wheels, a 13-32 Ultra-6 freewheel,...
09-23-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,117
Posted By Bad Lag

Well, that is a great offer. Thanks for that. ...

Well, that is a great offer. Thanks for that.

The sting has already faded a bit.

All I want now is to get the replacement spoke installed so I can go riding again.
09-22-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,117
Posted By Bad Lag

Where is a good place to buy high quality,...

Where is a good place to buy high quality, stainless steel, J-shaped, double butted spokes? I don't do ebay. Is Amazon decent?

I should get some to build replacement wheels in case this broken...
09-22-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,117
Posted By Bad Lag

$5 for 5 spokes (the minimum order) + 10% sales...

$5 for 5 spokes (the minimum order) + 10% sales tax + almost $13 for shipping (FedEx ground) = $18

It is NUTZ but I needed to place the order and move on. I had other things to do. Getting the...
09-22-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,117
Posted By Bad Lag

Wow!, that one spoke cost me $18 and an hour's...

Wow!, that one spoke cost me $18 and an hour's time.

Even so, I'm not 100% certain I got the exact length. I am sure it will work.

I am not sure I got stainless steel spokes. The quality of the...
09-22-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,117
Posted By Bad Lag

Actually, there are very few bike shops in the...

Actually, there are very few bike shops in the area. They have all gone out of business. What's left tend to specialize in beach cruiser sales. It's pretty sad. Online is just about all there is for...
09-22-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,117
Posted By Bad Lag

Yes, I assume this first fatigue failure is a...

Yes, I assume this first fatigue failure is a prelude of things to come. The ferrules in the rim are corroding due to the salty marine environment, too. This repair will just stave off the...
09-22-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,117
Posted By Bad Lag

Broke a Spoke

After 30 years of riding, I have broken a spoke in my rear wheel. The wheels were purchased from Performance Bike sometime after 1985. They have sealed bearing hubs and came with MAVIC MA-2 rims. ...
09-21-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 14,404
Views: 1,340,435
Posted By Bad Lag

Do you go out on the ride with the deliberate...

Do you go out on the ride with the deliberate purpose of photographing your ride? Are these photos incidental to your ride?

I never stop riding on my rides, so I never have photos.

I have...
09-20-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14,404
Views: 1,340,435
Posted By Bad Lag

I'm headed out for a ride right now.

I'm headed out for a ride right now.
09-17-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By Bad Lag

The green Schwinn cruiser looks very nice to me....

The green Schwinn cruiser looks very nice to me. I would never buy/ride it but it looks like a nice version of its type. It must be a reproduction, right??? Because, otherwise,...!!!

With some...
09-16-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 17,206
Posted By Bad Lag

It is my belief that 70's era gas pipe specials...

It is my belief that 70's era gas pipe specials will one day be the rarest of all breeds. They just won't survive.

First off, almost everyone hates them. They are disposed of like trash with no...
09-12-19, 11:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 793
Posted By Bad Lag

I really dig this bike (except the stem). I had a...

I really dig this bike (except the stem). I had a similar one when I was a kid. It is a forerunner to what we now call a BMX bike. It was thrashed all day long and anyone who rode it loved it.

It...
09-08-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,548
Posted By Bad Lag

That bike looks very worthy to me. I'd say...

That bike looks very worthy to me.

I'd say keep the wheels and replace the tires. That assumes the rims and hubs are in good shape.

You will have some fun with sew ups. The down side is higher...
09-08-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,350
Posted By Bad Lag

What he said. You will find you need a new...

What he said.

You will find you need a new stem, new bars, new levers, all new cables,...

Really, I really recommend you keep the flat bars for a commuter bike.
09-08-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,350
Posted By Bad Lag

Going from flat bars to drop bars is neither easy...

Going from flat bars to drop bars is neither easy nor inexpensive - BTDT.

BTW, I ended up switching them back.

1980's mountain bike with 26" wheels and no suspension is the way to go. They...
09-06-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,744
Posted By Bad Lag

John, could you re-post the text. Your post...

John, could you re-post the text. Your post above had good info in it. I can't imagine what else you posted.

If GB did not make the frame, I wonder who did? Is there any way to know?
09-06-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,744
Posted By Bad Lag

This bike is full of awesomeness! I don't...

This bike is full of awesomeness!

I don't like the wiring or the tape but it is your bike and it is TOTALLY WICKED!
09-06-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,744
Posted By Bad Lag

Why, yes... Yes, you did and I quoted you, too.

Why, yes... Yes, you did and I quoted you, too.
09-06-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,744
Posted By Bad Lag

Sooo,... where is it now??? I had a pair of...

Sooo,... where is it now???

I had a pair of yellow (gold) labels but I was too heavy for them when riding the atrocious streets of NYC.

Ditto for tubular tires of any type - the streets were...
09-04-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,744
Posted By Bad Lag

I'd build it up to be the race bike it was...

I'd build it up to be the race bike it was intended to be.

The only serious question I have is about the wheel size it was intended to use - 700c or 27 1/4". I'd want to use 700c (tubulars if you...
08-30-19, 01:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 981
Posted By Bad Lag

I winced when I read this part. Did you get any...

I winced when I read this part. Did you get any royalties or other compensation? This is called 'rip off'.
08-30-19, 01:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By Bad Lag

I had a 'zuki but it wasn't an azuki. :)

I had a 'zuki but it wasn't an azuki. :)
08-30-19, 01:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,146
Posted By Bad Lag

Personally, I prefer a steel shank in the sole...

Personally, I prefer a steel shank in the sole instead of any of the plastics or fiber composites mentioned. :)
08-29-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,146
Posted By Bad Lag

No one has said it but I will. BUY SOME NEW...

No one has said it but I will.

BUY SOME NEW SHOES.

Really, do it. There are a lot of great options out there right now (unlike 5-10 years ago).
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