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08-09-20, 05:12 PM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

I like the seller. I'll never meet or talk to the...

I like the seller. I'll never meet or talk to the guy, but he hit all the right notes in the ad copy.
08-09-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 137
Posted By Unca_Sam

Was the chain also replaced? You should check...

Was the chain also replaced?
You should check your indexing.
https://youtu.be/UkZxPIZ1ngY
08-09-20, 11:30 AM
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Views: 8,351,474
Posted By Unca_Sam

Every criterium geometry 'dale I see is a 56 or...

Every criterium geometry 'dale I see is a 56 or larger...😓
08-09-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 19,380
Views: 3,166,901
Posted By Unca_Sam

Wacky because it's not over $250?

Wacky because it's not over $250?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By Unca_Sam

This is less than $500

https://www.ebay.com/itm/203028334995
fulcrum 5 27H from Italy. 🤷‍♂️
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By Unca_Sam

Bummer, man.

Bummer, man.
08-08-20, 03:38 PM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

Titanium DEAN tri-bike

Here's something you don't see every day... $1,300 too...
https://columbus.craigslist.org/bik/d/columbus-vintage-titanium-tri-bike/7173831540.html...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 698
Posted By Unca_Sam

Wait, how do you know about braking in the rain?...

Wait, how do you know about braking in the rain? :D

This seems like something Kool Stop would want to know about. Frankly, they're probably the only ones who can answer as well.
08-07-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 500
Posted By Unca_Sam

Try dropping tire pressure a little.

Try dropping tire pressure a little.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 698
Posted By Unca_Sam

While I don't typically ride in the vicinity of...

While I don't typically ride in the vicinity of the Devil's *******, I'm curious about why and how the salmon pads stop working at such unholy temperatures.
08-07-20, 11:55 AM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

This is asked frequently, and frequently the...

This is asked frequently, and frequently the response is, "No."
Which lugged aluminum frames fell apart?
08-07-20, 10:11 AM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

Still looking for a trade on these handlebars. ...

Still looking for a trade on these handlebars.
Thanks to hazetguy for his offer.
08-07-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 344
Posted By Unca_Sam

You don't mention which clipless standard you're...

You don't mention which clipless standard you're using. If you're using 'road' pedals, it's possible that you're using SPD-SL cleats like these....
08-07-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 500
Posted By Unca_Sam

IMO, comfort trumps period correctness for...

IMO, comfort trumps period correctness for saddles. If this is a favorite rider, put whatever you are most comfortable riding on and keep the original for pictures. 😉

If you are unhappy with the...
08-06-20, 05:12 PM
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Views: 3,166,901
Posted By Unca_Sam

Does anyone else do this?

It lets me wonder if someone came back to their locked bike with cut cables and a missing cockpit. ...
08-06-20, 02:34 PM
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Views: 8,351,474
Posted By Unca_Sam

That's why they're a deal, and also pristine. ;)

That's why they're a deal, and also pristine. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 698
Posted By Unca_Sam

Yes, toe-in is great for braking modulation and...

Yes, toe-in is great for braking modulation and reducing squeal. Kool Stop mountain type pads have patented(?) angled tips that face the back of the bike, supposedly to clear debris and water from...
08-06-20, 10:55 AM
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Views: 261,323
Posted By Unca_Sam

26 for 25.4?

These handlebars were listed as 25.4, but the clamp measures 25.9 :(.
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08-06-20, 10:32 AM
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Views: 8,351,474
Posted By Unca_Sam

Masi Grand Criterium

I know it's not exactly C&V, but it's still an unridden bike with a full Athena group. $1,500 list price.

2014. 58 cm. Full campagnolo , all original. Never ridden....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 698
Posted By Unca_Sam

Though I don't consider GCN to be the pinnacle of...

Though I don't consider GCN to be the pinnacle of third party testing, it might be that testing multiple pads can be too time consuming on a complex system like a bike.

The simplest test I can...
Forum: Touring
08-05-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 315
Posted By Unca_Sam

I guess as long as we're sharing... ...

I guess as long as we're sharing...
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08-05-20, 04:16 PM
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Views: 81,107
Posted By Unca_Sam

Old growth timber isn't like modern farmed trees....

Old growth timber isn't like modern farmed trees. Just like brazed steel frames aren't like modern production frames. Sometimes, they don't make them like they used to, and it's not an improvement.
Forum: Touring
08-05-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 315
Posted By Unca_Sam

Ha! That's my setup! I'm thinking about bidding...

Ha! That's my setup! I'm thinking about bidding anyway. Does anyone have use for the Tara front rack?
I had to modify the Cargo rack because some of the bolts had been over-tightened, and the light...
08-04-20, 07:07 PM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

😬 I mean, you could do worse for a first...

😬
I mean, you could do worse for a first aluminum bike, right?
Someone else should take you up on this...
08-04-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,408
Posted By Unca_Sam

What color is the bike paint? Are you using...

What color is the bike paint? Are you using blacked out components, silver, etc.
Bottom line, go with Oil Slick anodized.
08-04-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,408
Posted By Unca_Sam

Ok, but how do you do it with barcons? ...

Ok, but how do you do it with barcons?
:innocent:
08-03-20, 06:41 PM
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Views: 261,323
Posted By Unca_Sam

Karma, eh? This be witchcraft! Wait, no...

Karma, eh? This be witchcraft!

Wait, no wheels? Then perhaps a curse.
08-03-20, 02:38 PM
08-03-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3,009
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Posted By Unca_Sam

It's frankly a waste of the spice, since it...

It's frankly a waste of the spice, since it doesn't stay put. Capsaicin can be infused into a carrier oil and sprayed after blending with a surfactant and water. It's OK for rodents, but deer have to...
08-03-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By Unca_Sam

This is a good deal, if you wear a 48.

This is a good deal, if you wear a 48.
08-02-20, 08:18 AM
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Views: 261,323
Posted By Unca_Sam

Mammals, in general, with varying degrees of...

Mammals, in general, with varying degrees of sensitivity. Squirrels are said to be 1000x more sensitive than humans to it.
08-01-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 980
Posted By Unca_Sam

Fascinating history and current engineering...

Fascinating history and current engineering (https://www.nasa.gov/specials/wheels/)

For rugged terrain without roads or tracks, spring mesh tires (made from nickel titanium memory alloy) is the...
08-01-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By Unca_Sam

The rim manufacturer generally publishes rim...

The rim manufacturer generally publishes rim information. You should try there if it's not on the website.
08-01-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 57,493
Views: 8,351,474
Posted By Unca_Sam

:lol: Wow! $100 off, what a deal! This...

:lol:
Wow! $100 off, what a deal!
This strategy works, sadly.
07-31-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 57,493
Views: 8,351,474
Posted By Unca_Sam

I've never seen a Tange Hi-Tensile sticker...

I've never seen a Tange Hi-Tensile sticker before.
Still has turkey wing brakes and stem mounted shifters, so it doesn't look like this particular bike is anything special.
07-31-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 980
Posted By Unca_Sam

What's escape velocity again?

What's escape velocity again?
07-31-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 984
Posted By Unca_Sam

Click on the photo and look at it closely. ...

Click on the photo and look at it closely.
ENHANCE
Find the yellow line and follow it towards the vanishing point; you're now looking at a spot between the center and left cyclist.
ENHANCE
Take...
07-31-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 984
Posted By Unca_Sam

5 riders, two not pictured because they dropped...

5 riders, two not pictured because they dropped these three.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By Unca_Sam

Keep in mind most bike measurements are made from...

Keep in mind most bike measurements are made from the center of the circle or cylinder. 2mm sounds most like a measuring error.
07-30-20, 10:38 AM
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Views: 3,166,901
Posted By Unca_Sam

Now $284...

Now $284...
07-30-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 984
Posted By Unca_Sam

No, not wide enough to share. I don't know of any...

No, not wide enough to share. I don't know of any roads nearby that are wide enough to share (12 ft wide or so). There is a center turn lane that I routinely use to go around FRAP cyclists and...
07-30-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 984
Posted By Unca_Sam

Consider: What speed do you drive on the...

Consider:
What speed do you drive on the highway without troopers visible?
What speed do you drive when you can't see them?

Do you avoid stealing from the store when there's an (off- duty)...
07-30-20, 04:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 984
Posted By Unca_Sam

You should take your own advice, since I bear no...

You should take your own advice, since I bear no ill will towards the law enforcement community. I simply expect them to follow the laws as written, and as they're enforced.

Yes, I took a risk...
07-29-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 984
Posted By Unca_Sam

This was RTB. The precinct substation is another...

This was RTB. The precinct substation is another mile away.
07-29-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 19,380
Views: 3,166,901
Posted By Unca_Sam

Next stop, stratosphere.

I understand there's some cachet for these particular pedal models, but how much of it is a bubble? ...
07-29-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 57,493
Views: 8,351,474
Posted By Unca_Sam

Them's the breaks. Go offer $250 for it after...

Them's the breaks. Go offer $250 for it after wasting their time ticking off all the little things that need work.
07-29-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 984
Posted By Unca_Sam

:lol: I thought they might, but they were...

:lol:
I thought they might, but they were timing the yellow on cross traffic and didn't start rolling until green.
Mayor Ginther has his hands full at the moment. I think the city is in the...
07-29-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 984
Posted By Unca_Sam

How is this helpful? How is this harmful?

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Columbus, OH police bicycle patrol.

I encountered this while lazily...
07-29-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,129
Posted By Unca_Sam

First thought seeing that in this thread is...

First thought seeing that in this thread is "Roundup is a terrible way to clean a bicycle," then remembering that you don't need to always use one of these for poison.
07-28-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,129
Posted By Unca_Sam

A damp rag, a spray bottle, and a hard floor?...

A damp rag, a spray bottle, and a hard floor? Wipe the chain with a rag to get the dirty lube. Maybe the chain rings and jockey wheels too?
Don't over think it.
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