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01-19-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 921
Posted By Bad Lag

"I built it one piece at a time And it didn't...

"I built it one piece at a time
And it didn't cost me a dime,..."

-- Johnny Cash --
01-19-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 492
Posted By Bad Lag

I cut mine at the nipple to maximize residual...

I cut mine at the nipple to maximize residual length. They make fantastic tie down stakes for drip irrigation lines. They will be rust-free and last forever - reuse and reusable.

Fold them in...
12-24-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,739
Posted By Bad Lag

I'm still riding that old bike I bought in 1975,...

I'm still riding that old bike I bought in 1975, a Bob Jackson. I guess I am old but riding helps my pursuit of immortality.

My other bike is a 1985 Stump Jumper, but it's relatively recent...
12-22-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,739
Posted By Bad Lag

"... better paint schemes", that made me laugh. ...

"... better paint schemes", that made me laugh. Thanks for that.

No, IMO, I am not off. I suspect you are referring to mass-produced bikes whereas I am thinking of semi-custom bikes. By the...
12-22-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,739
Posted By Bad Lag

Boom Bikes Post-Boomers

What do you think will happen to 20th century steel bikes in the post-Boomer times to come?

I ask because I have no interest in the more modern bikes - from the late 80's through current...
12-01-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,042
Posted By Bad Lag

I don't want to cut it too finely. Raleigh...

I don't want to cut it too finely.

Raleigh used to make 21 1/2", 23 1/2" and 25 1/2" frames. Of those, the 23 1/2" frames were the most aesthetically pleasing. The small one was too "crunched"...
11-28-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By Bad Lag

Awesome marketing approach, truly awesome.

Awesome marketing approach, truly awesome.
11-21-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 752
Posted By Bad Lag

I bet it sounds like clacking coconut shells when...

I bet it sounds like clacking coconut shells when you pedal.
09-17-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
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...
09-08-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,612
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: 1,612
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...
08-30-19, 01:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,042
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'.
08-29-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,256
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).
08-27-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,376
Posted By Bad Lag

I thought frame flex was not a problem, in and of...

I thought frame flex was not a problem, in and of itself. It is the hysteresis involved in the flexing that saps your energy.

If you can reduce the flexing, you can change/reduce the hysteresis.
...
08-14-19, 11:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 821
Posted By Bad Lag

I liked the 'Long Crank' article, too. I have...

I liked the 'Long Crank' article, too. I have often thought of this. I have a fairly high bottom bracket, so some extended length would be easy to accommodate. I just never see truly long cranks. ...
08-11-19, 12:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,049
Posted By Bad Lag

You have to break in your butt to match the...

You have to break in your butt to match the saddle, that's the real reason so many miles are required to "break it in".
08-01-19, 01:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,866
Posted By Bad Lag

We and our machines are the giants upon whose...

We and our machines are the giants upon whose shoulders you stand. Tread lightly.
07-24-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,498
Posted By Bad Lag

They are just not making any more of these. ...

They are just not making any more of these.

If it interests you, BUY IT NOW!
07-23-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,252
Posted By Bad Lag

Don't grease the bolt threads. Use...

Don't grease the bolt threads.

Use anti-sieze on the seatpost, not grease.
07-02-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,480
Posted By Bad Lag

Imagine how "clean" that bike would be if it had...

Imagine how "clean" that bike would be if it had an 11 speed Alfine or 14 speed Rohloff hub instead of that mechanical monstrosity in the rear. One chain ring up front also means no chain tensioner...
07-02-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,480
Posted By Bad Lag

Positive aspects of the bikes - Head badge:...

Positive aspects of the bikes -

Head badge: nice name brand
Belt drive: no maintenance, clean, QUIET!
Internally geared hub: 11 speeds, no maintenance, clean, quiet (14 speed Rohloff available)...
07-02-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,480
Posted By Bad Lag

With the topic of this thread and the mere fact...

With the topic of this thread and the mere fact that their menu lists "Bicycles" before "Flying Machines", I never saw that. You are spot on with the assessment.

The airplanes look great! Some...
06-21-19, 01:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,837
Posted By Bad Lag

Why bother at all? I'm still riding the same...

Why bother at all?

I'm still riding the same bike I put together 45 years ago. I still love it.

Find one you like and stick with it.
06-15-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,317
Posted By Bad Lag

Clean Your Freewheel

Prompted by a thread from a few days ago, I was looking carefully at the freewheel on my bike. I cleaned the cog exteriors, added some oil and gave it a spin to spread the oil.

The thing is, when...
06-06-19, 11:45 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 77,084
Posted By Bad Lag

I'm reposting this here because the photo in my...

I'm reposting this here because the photo in my earlier post was lost.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x483/042_982966ad20dde8cc3b7c74cf45e6efd9981ea01f.jpg

Converted...
06-02-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,871
Posted By Bad Lag

Give up looking for an acorn. I bought one...

Give up looking for an acorn.

I bought one of these. It's surprising what it holds without being big and bulky. $25 and they are in stock.

JANDD Seat Bag (Tire Bag II)...
05-22-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 20,106
Posted By Bad Lag

My carefully crafted, deeply considered response...

My carefully crafted, deeply considered response to the scenarios you presented -

At first glance, they assume it's an old Walmart bike (which it surely is not) and pass judgement my way without...
05-19-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,968
Posted By Bad Lag

I keep coming back to find out if the "split" was...

I keep coming back to find out if the "split" was manufactured into the part (a split ring seat for the bearing) or whether the mechanic broke the darned thing or thought the split was damage but is...
05-18-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,968
Posted By Bad Lag

I guess I do not understand the purpose of this...

I guess I do not understand the purpose of this thread or the attitude behind Samspade1941's responses.

I also do not understand how any "mechanic" can break a split ring like the one shown above....
04-25-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,831
Posted By Bad Lag

What Is It About Cycling?

I feel so good when I'm doing it and I feel good after the ride. It's addictive. I've been hooked since I was a teenager.

My whole body feels better when I'm done.
04-23-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,939
Posted By Bad Lag

I really like these old, high quality mountain...

I really like these old, high quality mountain bikes without suspension (the good ones). They represent an excellent design and an excellent value for bike buyers looking for a bicycle with a...
08-25-17, 12:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,797
Posted By Bad Lag

So much that was has been lost to PhotoBucket's...

So much that was has been lost to PhotoBucket's imbecile business practices This thread is nearly worthless without those photos.
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