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07-13-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 195
Posted By Phil_gretz

Fair enough. I set prices where I intend to...

Fair enough. I set prices where I intend to sell. If a prospective buyer starts out by negotiating down, I know that I won't be selling to him or her. Regardless or drive distance or any other...
07-13-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 606
Posted By Phil_gretz

OP here. I really, really appreciate everyone's...

OP here. I really, really appreciate everyone's comments on this thread. I've held off doing anything without having thought it through carefully.

I don't have a steel steerer nut lying around....
07-13-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 195
Posted By Phil_gretz

Good clarification, Bill. There's a data field...

Good clarification, Bill. There's a data field that can include the S/N, but CL will not prevent a listing if this field is blank. I see no reason why I wouldn't include it, as it can verify my...
07-13-20, 05:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 195
Posted By Phil_gretz

1) The bike must be perfect. That means nothing...

1) The bike must be perfect. That means nothing frayed, everything clean, every adjustment spot on, aligned and reset to optimum proportion (stem versus saddle drop, seatpost height, saddle level),...
07-10-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 606
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ I can do this...

^ I can do this...
07-10-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 606
Posted By Phil_gretz

So, What's next?

I cannot force aluminum threaded parts over those buggered threads. I need to remove the fouling. Chase with a steel headset nut? I'm frozen with fear...

Help?
07-10-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 606
Posted By Phil_gretz

The frame and fork are beautiful...

and I don't want to screw this up. It's for a friend.
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07-10-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 606
Posted By Phil_gretz

Campy Headset...

with aluminum threaded parts.
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It's all beautiful stuff...
07-10-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 606
Posted By Phil_gretz

Fouled Steerer Threads - Richard Sachs

Okay, I need help from the collective wisdom. Late 70s Sachs frame recently repainted and entrusted to me for the reassembly. Whoever handled the fork before me buggered up the steerer initial...
07-09-20, 05:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 689
Posted By Phil_gretz

Post #2...

Post #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) answered this question correctly and to the point. Post #5...
07-08-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 389
Posted By Phil_gretz

Why can't someone in charge just tell us what...

Why can't someone in charge just tell us what saddle we must use?
Replies: 22
Views: 365
Posted By Phil_gretz

Somebody harvested the Simplex bar end shifters. ...

Somebody harvested the Simplex bar end shifters. Thief !!! Baggins...
07-08-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,155
Posted By Phil_gretz

Sort of a twisted example, but I'll bite. Any...

Sort of a twisted example, but I'll bite. Any bicycle delivery person who is riding harder than every other delivery person, and doing so for the purpose of being recognized and rewarded as the...
07-08-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 635
Posted By Phil_gretz

Don't overthink it. You're talking less than 10%...

Don't overthink it. You're talking less than 10% difference in the numerator of the gearing calculation. Either accept this (and do your daughter, a non-bicyclist, a favor), or compensate by...
07-08-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 912
Posted By Phil_gretz

Reigning world champions may wear the stripes on...

Reigning world champions may wear the stripes on their jerseys. National champions wear the stripes that signify their country.

The UCI owns the rights to these world champion stripes. For a...
07-08-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,155
Posted By Phil_gretz

I think that a cyclist is someone who earns his...

I think that a cyclist is someone who earns his or her living riding and competing on bicycles.

Everyone else is a person who rides a bicycle. Those who build exotics and vintage bikes may even...
07-08-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,392
Posted By Phil_gretz

Prices will recover once the manufacturing...

Prices will recover once the manufacturing pipeline and its supporting supply chains have resumed full operations, unhindered by low production and by shipping/distribution delays brought on by...
07-07-20, 01:49 PM
07-07-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 493
Posted By Phil_gretz

Yes. The nomenclature is confusing. Both 700c...

Yes. The nomenclature is confusing. Both 700c and 29-er tires are ERTO 622.
07-07-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 383
Posted By Phil_gretz

The problem is not your bars, or in your hands. ...

The problem is not your bars, or in your hands. The more likely cause is in your spine, at the origins of your brachial nerves. This is somewhere between C5 and T1. Of course, you could also have...
07-06-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,436
Posted By Phil_gretz

Try dealing with 50 years of quill stems and...

Try dealing with 50 years of quill stems and handlebars. Modern stuff (threadless stems with faceplates) are easy by comparison.

I'm working on an 1987 Schwinn Circuit. It comes with Cinelli...
07-06-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,506
Posted By Phil_gretz

Of course, this question is best asked on the...

Of course, this question is best asked on the meth-head or tweaker discussion forums, under "should I steal this?"

I think that you'll get the answers you need.
07-03-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,392
Posted By Phil_gretz

If you have a working bike that you enjoy, then...

If you have a working bike that you enjoy, then you do not need to buy a bike now. Remember, second or third bicycles are non-necessity luxury items, for your entertainment and enjoyment. Paying a...
07-02-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,989
Posted By Phil_gretz

Other - steel touring bike. You left that off...

Other - steel touring bike. You left that off of the survey. Why?
07-02-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 794
Posted By Phil_gretz

I shake my head when this type of discussion...

I shake my head when this type of discussion comes up. Appreciating assets are investments. These are purchased with the intent that they will increase in value over time.

Bicycles are...
06-30-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 506
Posted By Phil_gretz

Slaying the Badger, by Richard Moore - a must...

Slaying the Badger, by Richard Moore - a must read if you have a competitive bone in your body

Rough Ride, by Paul Kimmage - the truth about pro riding

Half Man, Half Bike, by William...
06-30-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,266
Posted By Phil_gretz

^This, exactly. I ride mostly in Virginia,...

^This, exactly. I ride mostly in Virginia, Maryland and the District. Also in North Carolina. The bicyclist is responsible for his own safety. Do not ride in the door zone. If you must, then...
06-30-20, 05:07 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,560
Posted By Phil_gretz

I've ridden clipless since the early 1990s. I...

I've ridden clipless since the early 1990s. I know that their use makes a substantial difference in my riding. Aside from beach cruisers rented while on vacation, I never, ever ride bikes without...
06-29-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,416
Posted By Phil_gretz

Um. It's "bro-talk". For fun. You don't ever...

Um. It's "bro-talk". For fun. You don't ever talk smack with your buddies?
06-29-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,416
Posted By Phil_gretz

At least the OP wasn't passed by some old bearded...

At least the OP wasn't passed by some old bearded weirdo on a recumbent, sporting basketball shorts and a Grateful Dead tee shirt...
06-29-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,070
Posted By Phil_gretz

I have always held that the goal is to have...

I have always held that the goal is to have optimally crisp and reliable shifting over the useable range of gears. The short-short method rarely accomplishes this, in my experience. I'm not...
06-29-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 843
Posted By Phil_gretz

For those of us in the know...

... this short term bike boom represents quite the opportunity. We know how and where to get parts, and are able to operate deftly within the seams, where there are few competitors. It's been quite...
06-25-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By Phil_gretz

It is a seller's market. My last two sales were...

It is a seller's market. My last two sales were each completed in less than 24 hours after listing. Full market value, which I had inflated by 15% from where I thought the bikes should sell...
06-25-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,680
Posted By Phil_gretz

I have to shake my head. Two thoughts. 1) You...

I have to shake my head. Two thoughts. 1) You should have measured and written down key dimensions of the Trek before selling it. Saddle height and horizontal offset from the bottom bracket...
06-25-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 463
Posted By Phil_gretz

I second the recommendation that you find a local...

I second the recommendation that you find a local bike coop and begin asking specific questions about your own bicycle. Learn to maintain and repair that bike. It's how most of us started.

As...
06-23-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,033
Posted By Phil_gretz

Be glad that you didn't order from China via...

Be glad that you didn't order from China via AliExpress. Some orders placed in March are just now delivering.
06-23-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By Phil_gretz

Could also be the limiting factor...

Could also be the limiting factor...
06-23-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 617
Posted By Phil_gretz

This Thread Should Move to Mechanics sub-forum...

...nevertheless, I'll persist.

BR-5800s are excellent calipers. Great. So, please provide a photo that shows the cable run from where it exits the rear stop or rear exit of the top tube to...
06-21-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,279
Posted By Phil_gretz

Well, that may be okay for certain times in life....

Well, that may be okay for certain times in life. But I would not counsel my own son to have that approach to life choices, in general. I say this because I have lived long and have come to know...
06-19-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,079
Posted By Phil_gretz

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/windsor/tourin...

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/windsor/touring-commuter-bike-tourist.htm

Perfect for what you describe, these bikes are versatile and can support longer trips, and carry gear.

Because...
06-19-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 826
Posted By Phil_gretz

Wow. Cool rant, bra. I'm surprised that you...

Wow. Cool rant, bra. I'm surprised that you didn't mention human trafficking in person, and the evils of capitalism.
06-19-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,279
Posted By Phil_gretz

Which, of course, is a strawman argument and a...

Which, of course, is a strawman argument and a fallacy. The discussion was about the costs of replacing the pump versus the time necessary to spend to obtain a free replacement part. In this case,...
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By Phil_gretz

The Washington DC market has incredibly pent-up...

The Washington DC market has incredibly pent-up demand right now. Prices for clean vintage bicycles have gone through the roof. I'm not sure about Calgary's, though. I would not sell that bike...
06-18-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By Phil_gretz

MH - Thank you for the kind offer. Message sent....

MH - Thank you for the kind offer. Message sent. Phil
06-17-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,121
Posted By Phil_gretz

It's not a "they", but rather a "we". I try to...

It's not a "they", but rather a "we". I try to defer to her needs. We ride in groups only a handful of times annually. So, at traffic lights or other natural stops...
06-17-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By Phil_gretz

Aero Hoods for Gran Compe Levers?

Is there a particular replacement hood for these? Rustines?

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From a...
06-17-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 544
Posted By Phil_gretz

Lovely bike. I would certainly make every effort...

Lovely bike. I would certainly make every effort to restore this to working condition. Me? I'd leave it at 2 x 6 and try to get a matching alloy wheelset. But I have many local resources...
06-17-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 544
Posted By Phil_gretz

Please post three photos of the frame (from the...

Please post three photos of the frame (from the drive side) and then of the rear dropouts (from the side (close-up) and from behind (getting both dropouts)). That would help with the discussion.
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06-17-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,018
Posted By Phil_gretz

So, you're in the UK? I don't know your national...

So, you're in the UK? I don't know your national bike inventory situation, but if it's anything like what's going on in the U.S., you will discover that there's high demand for bicycles in excellent...
06-17-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,121
Posted By Phil_gretz

It's a good discussion. My wife is a strong and...

It's a good discussion. My wife is a strong and experienced road rider. But she does not drink while moving. She believes that it's an unnecessary risk. I've never understood this, but I keep my trap...
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