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07-10-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 816
Posted By Bad Lag

When I looked around for the GP5000's, I found...

When I looked around for the GP5000's, I found they are only made in black wall. That disqualified them for me.
07-09-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 816
Posted By Bad Lag

What I described above is, for me, the optimal...

What I described above is, for me, the optimal tire arrangement. It took me a couple of decades to get there but I got there and I still use it - 25 front, 28 rear. This works for me as I am a...
07-06-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 816
Posted By Bad Lag

The near absence of feedback leads me to suspect...

The near absence of feedback leads me to suspect not very many have used these tires or, perhaps, the tale has already been told in this thread.


I was reading up on latex tubes last night. I...
07-05-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 309
Posted By Bad Lag

It's not a link. Even so, you have to have a...

It's not a link. Even so, you have to have a Google account to access the site, which I do not have and will not get..
07-04-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,395
Posted By Bad Lag

This question is so open-ended it is impossible...

This question is so open-ended it is impossible to answer in any credible way, except to say it HAS to be ITALIAN !
...
07-04-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By Bad Lag

My Jagwire red is just a tad darker than medium...

My Jagwire red is just a tad darker than medium red and has faded a bit. I bet most reds fade.

Do not trust color rendition on a computer.

My advice - buy local where you can see and touch...
07-04-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 816
Posted By Bad Lag

I could just replace what I have with new. ...

I could just replace what I have with new.

Alternatively, there are similarly sized tires by Rene Herse -

Chinook Pass: 700C X 28 mm
Cayuse Pass: 700C X 25 mm

Anyone ever use these Rene...
07-04-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 816
Posted By Bad Lag

I use 700c X 25mm up front (Strada Bianca?) and...

I use 700c X 25mm up front (Strada Bianca?) and 700c X 28mm in the rear (Parigi-Roubaix).

Type of Riding - clean, smooth asphalt roads
Speed - slower than I use to be :-)
Price - ride quality is...
07-04-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 816
Posted By Bad Lag

New Tires and Tubes

Yep, it's almost time to for new tires. Tires, being as important as they are, it's best to have replacements on hand before they're needed. Tubes,... well, flats happen and you need spares.

I see...
07-02-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,720
Posted By Bad Lag

No, no, no, not THAT kind of goPro, you know, go...

No, no, no, not THAT kind of goPro, you know, go Pro, as in go Professional. :-)
07-02-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,720
Posted By Bad Lag

Raleigh Professional is the best. Raleigh...

Raleigh Professional is the best.

Raleigh Record is trash.

Grand Prix is one step above trash.

If you're looking to buy, go Pro.
06-30-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 494
Posted By Bad Lag

I use a 1" wooden dowel rod wrapped in paper and...

I use a 1" wooden dowel rod wrapped in paper and over wrapped with sand paper to give a good fit - loose enough for easy sanding but tight enough to sand more than just a single stripe. This allows...
06-28-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 891
Posted By Bad Lag

Ack!, yours is a great frame - one of my all-time...

Ack!, yours is a great frame - one of my all-time favorites when in mink blue and silver.

Your chrome plated frame looks fantastic, too. From what I can see in the photos, it looks as if some care...
06-28-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 891
Posted By Bad Lag

From Wikipedia - "If the metal has not yet...

From Wikipedia -
"If the metal has not yet started to crack, hydrogen embrittlement can be reversed by removing the hydrogen source and causing the hydrogen within the metal to diffuse out through...
06-28-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 891
Posted By Bad Lag

One more point - if this was being done...

One more point - if this was being done commercially and with some regularity by a plating shop for a bike shop, I would bet the baking would have been done. The default would be to bake it.

Why...
06-28-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 891
Posted By Bad Lag

Do you guys have any understanding of why that is...

Do you guys have any understanding of why that is true? I am going to read up on this.

Sometimes the conditions, the context, of a caveat or maxim gets lost and all that is remembered is the...
06-27-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By Bad Lag

Numismatists place high values on one of a kind...

Numismatists place high values on one of a kind "defects".
06-27-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 891
Posted By Bad Lag

So, bake it out. If the hydrogen is still...

So, bake it out. If the hydrogen is still trapped in there, it can be baked out.

That Pro looks to be a VERY worthy frame. Do it.
06-25-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By Bad Lag

I was thinking it would be best applied where the...

I was thinking it would be best applied where the original chrome "socks" were wasted away (corroded) and re-plating wasn't an option. I'd never thought of doing the entire bike that way.

It is...
06-25-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By Bad Lag

Chrome Using Powder Coat

I found this while reading the thread links on removing powder coating. It is a way to get a shiny, silver powder coating on items. It's not chrome electroplating.


Link to YouTube video
06-25-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 126
Posted By Bad Lag

Those are so HUGE, they're almost funny. ...

Those are so HUGE, they're almost funny.

I've taken off all my cyclometers and their wiring.

I ride for me. I ride the way I want given the weather conditions, my fitness level, how I feel that...
06-22-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 541
Posted By Bad Lag

There was at least one anthology of past...

There was at least one anthology of past BICYCLING! articles published as paperback books. I know, because I borrowed one from my local public library and read it. It was my first contact with...
06-21-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 15,671
Views: 1,596,914
Posted By Bad Lag

I went for a ride today along the South Bay Bike...

I went for a ride today along the South Bay Bike Path. "My" portion of it runs from Torrance Beach, Redondo Beach Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, El Segundo, Playa del Rey and Marina del Rey.

The...
06-21-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 541
Posted By Bad Lag

Somewhere around 1980 Rodale Press (?) bought...

Somewhere around 1980 Rodale Press (?) bought BICYCLING! magazine and after that, it was never the same. They took the articles into heavy-duty marketing of the latest and greatest technological...
06-20-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 677
Posted By Bad Lag

I am in lust. There was a powder blue one...

I am in lust.

There was a powder blue one for sale here a while back. I almost pulled the trigger several times. Now, the ad is gone.

For me, this is a "grail bike".
06-18-20, 11:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By Bad Lag

That thing is painful to look at.

That thing is painful to look at.
06-18-20, 11:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 642
Posted By Bad Lag

That's a good idea, isn't it. Buy a complete...

That's a good idea, isn't it. Buy a complete tubular wheel set from a local seller (no shipping). Then buy 3/6 of those Yellow Jersey tubulars for $50/$100 and TWO patch kits.

It would be an...
06-18-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 112
Posted By Bad Lag

The groove is for a washer and does not affect...

The groove is for a washer and does not affect the nut.

Any nut with the proper threading will work. Take the one you have to your local hardware store or local bike shop and get a matching pair.
06-15-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,272
Posted By Bad Lag

Me, too. Drop an appropriately sized socket...

Me, too.

Drop an appropriately sized socket over the end of the axle such that it rests on the lock not. Measure to the top of the socket.
06-14-20, 12:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By Bad Lag

The outer plating is usually chrome. It's usually...

The outer plating is usually chrome. It's usually a nickel flash, some copper, then chrome.

If you are interested in preserving the original aesthetic of the bike, it's worth saving the plating. ...
06-07-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 447
Posted By Bad Lag

Strip the fenders and chain guard, then flip the...

Strip the fenders and chain guard, then flip the handle bars - instant English racer.
06-05-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 773
Posted By Bad Lag

Maybe it's just me but let me offer this as a...

Maybe it's just me but let me offer this as a "heads up", I cannot see any of your photos.
06-02-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By Bad Lag

I don't think polyurethane is a thermoplastic, I...

I don't think polyurethane is a thermoplastic, I believe it is a thermoset material.

Tubolito, at $30 - $40 for a single inner tube, just isn't worth it to me, not even close.
05-30-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 738
Posted By Bad Lag

When it comes to saddle tilt, tiny adjustments...

When it comes to saddle tilt, tiny adjustments make a HUGE difference. This is why the Campagnolo seat post was my first Campy acquisition. It was also why micro-adjust seat posts are everywhere...
05-29-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 272
Posted By Bad Lag

I like it. What tires are those?

I like it.

What tires are those?
05-20-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By Bad Lag

I bet it weighs 75 pounds (34 kg).

I bet it weighs 75 pounds (34 kg).
05-17-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,129
Posted By Bad Lag

Uws = ?

Uws = ?
05-09-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By Bad Lag

I do hereby nominate the Sting-Ray as the single...

I do hereby nominate the Sting-Ray as the single greatest bike, ever.

Is it the handle bars?

Is it the banana seat?

Is it the sissy bar?

Maybe it's the flared rear fender.
05-08-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,448
Posted By Bad Lag

What Gloves Do You Wear?

My gloves wore out and had to be replaced. I ordered a pair thru Amazon but the padding is wrong - more of a weight lifting glove than a cycling glove.

Which do you use? Yes, they have to be...
05-07-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,129
Posted By Bad Lag

DudE!, it was a joke. See the smiley. 3...

DudE!, it was a joke. See the smiley.

3 concussions? I don't race and I no longer "train". I just ride. I wonder whether participation in road racing and training or mountain biking affects...
05-07-20, 12:27 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,867
Posted By Bad Lag

1974 Brooks Professional (snub nosed) As to...

1974 Brooks Professional (snub nosed)
As to why, we have been together seemingly forever.
05-07-20, 12:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,129
Posted By Bad Lag

Yes, I was/am serious. I've had no accidents in...

Yes, I was/am serious. I've had no accidents in the last 45 years. I've had accidents when I was younger but not in the last 45 years. I ride about 1,000 miles/year (approximate average over the last...
05-06-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,129
Posted By Bad Lag

Wow!, this is hard for me to understand. In the...

Wow!, this is hard for me to understand. In the last 45 years, I've had none.

What's going on that has caused so many serious accidents? Are you mountain biking? Is it you? Is it the other guy? ...
05-05-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,129
Posted By Bad Lag

Helmets suck. I don't wear one. I have...

Helmets suck.

I don't wear one. I have several.

Helmets suck.
05-05-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By Bad Lag

It won't work. You might try to blue the...

It won't work.

You might try to blue the steel and then overcoat with clear. That would be so much work... and for what?

Bicycle technology has had a century of evolution. Things are done the...
05-04-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By Bad Lag

Kroil also helps. How about a gear puller...

Kroil also helps.

How about a gear puller of some sort?

Taps with a hammer, using a block of wood to cushion the blows, may crack it loose.
05-04-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,022
Posted By Bad Lag

" The concrete floors aggravate my sciatica if im...

" The concrete floors aggravate my sciatica if im not careful ..."

Keep your knees bent slightly (don't lock the knees) at all times when standing. It takes mindful practice but soon becomes...
05-02-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By Bad Lag

C&V Sales Forum Idea

Is it reasonable to have a separate sub-forum for the sale of complete bikes, bike frames, forks and partial bikes?

The existing forum would basically become a components-only forum.

It seems...
05-02-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,215
Posted By Bad Lag

Mine was a purple version of something like this....

Mine was a purple version of something like this. It was a few years earlier than this one, so it had 26" wheels, not 27" like this one. I rode it until it fell apart - most of the spokes of the...
05-01-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,277
Posted By Bad Lag

If I were an LBS owner, I would give away (or...

If I were an LBS owner, I would give away (or sell at super low cost) beater bikes obtained for free or at super-low cost.

That way, some of the people who take them will eventually come back to...
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