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01-19-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 930
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: 31
Views: 509
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...
01-19-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 509
Posted By Bad Lag

You will need a rudimentary truing stand. A spoke...

You will need a rudimentary truing stand. A spoke tension gage helps if you are new to this but it is not necessary.

Cut the old spokes out (preserve one from each side of the rear and one from...
01-10-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 304
Posted By Bad Lag

I knew where that was just from the photos. :) ...

I knew where that was just from the photos. :)

No, I do not live in Cambria but have visited many times over several decades. It is one of our faves.
01-05-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 875
Posted By Bad Lag

I used to have one of those Campagnolo crank...

I used to have one of those Campagnolo crank extractors (black, 3rd column from left).

It broke in use one day, while pulling a crank. As I screwed the bolt inwards, the body just peeled apart...
12-28-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 676
Posted By Bad Lag

My problem with air tools - what compressor to...

My problem with air tools - what compressor to get?

Paint sprayers need one thing, air tools another, filling car tires yet another, blowing sawdust and metal chips away yet again another.

Is...
12-27-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,739
Posted By Bad Lag

You are correct and I do. Actually, I came...

You are correct and I do.

Actually, I came here to delete that part of the post (which is bogus) and have done so. Then I read your post, which is spot-on!
12-27-19, 01:14 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,739
Posted By Bad Lag

I do not concern myself with my bike's weight, as...

I do not concern myself with my bike's weight, as I am the heaviest of we two. I no longer concern myself with speed, as I focus on exercise and the joy of riding. Certainly, I do not worry about...
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, 09:33 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,739
Posted By Bad Lag

Damn!, I thought it was funny but you stole all...

Damn!, I thought it was funny but you stole all the joy out of it. I have to say, I never liked the "Miami Vice" paint schemes, for example, on the Ironman bikes and others.

Mid-1970's to me does...
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...
12-21-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,086
Posted By Bad Lag

Photobucket single-handedly and unilaterally...

Photobucket single-handedly and unilaterally destroyed every web site I ever visit.

Slowly, the sites are recovering but really, the first two decades of internet content were lost.

Never pay. ...
12-20-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 28,088
Posted By Bad Lag

That Miyata surely looks nice. Here's my...

That Miyata surely looks nice.

Here's my black bike - 1985 (?) Stump Jumper Sport + Shimano Alfine 8 IGH + Brooks saddle + North Roads bars


https://i.ibb.co/YZ6gWCs/IMG-0392-rev-A.jpg...
12-14-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,015
Posted By Bad Lag

For decades I have used 25 mm up front and 27/28...

For decades I have used 25 mm up front and 27/28 in the rear. This combination has reduced the incidence of flats to near zero for me on the roads I ride on. I use 90~100 psi up front and 100~120 psi...
12-10-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,165
Posted By Bad Lag

Some variation might be due to the rider's...

Some variation might be due to the rider's weight. I am over 200 lb. At lower pressures, I would get flats. At higher pressures, I do not,... almost never. <knocks on wood>
12-09-19, 10:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,165
Posted By Bad Lag

Funny, I run my Parigi-Roubaix 27 mm rear tire at...

Funny, I run my Parigi-Roubaix 27 mm rear tire at 110-120 psi to preclude flats.

I run the front tire at 100 psi - the Criterium (their 25 mm tire).
12-08-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,165
Posted By Bad Lag

I measured the 700C X 25 mm front tire. It came...

I measured the 700C X 25 mm front tire. It came out at 1.035" (26.3 mm), also mounted on an MA-2 rim.
12-08-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,165
Posted By Bad Lag

Let see if this helps at all. I have the...

Let see if this helps at all.

I have the Parigi-Roubaix 700CX27mm clincher tire mounted on a Mavic MA2 rim. I use a 27 in the rear and a 25 up front. I have been riding this combination of tires...
12-07-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 744
Posted By Bad Lag

What is "sweep back"? Do you mean you want the...

What is "sweep back"? Do you mean you want the bars behind the stem? Get a very short stem and rotate it 180 degrees to face the rear (requires the bars to be re-installed in the stem's new...
12-06-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 557
Posted By Bad Lag

The bike looks great! From the photo, it...

The bike looks great!

From the photo, it appears you need to work on your chain length. My guess is it is too shot.
12-01-19, 11:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,374
Posted By Bad Lag

Ummm,... ever heard of sarcasm or sardonic humor?

Ummm,... ever heard of sarcasm or sardonic humor?
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.
11-23-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,737
Posted By Bad Lag

lol!

lol!
11-23-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,737
Posted By Bad Lag

Is OP asking when a bike is too old or when a...

Is OP asking when a bike is too old or when a rider is too old?

Does a rider hang up his bike as a symbol of being too old and give up riding?

Does he mean the bike is too old to ride, so hang...
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.
11-19-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,480
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: 47
Views: 1,480
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.
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11-12-19, 12:12 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,923
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: 3,333
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: 468
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: 375
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: 1,514
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: 1,514
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: 4,869
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: 304
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: 15
Views: 724
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: 1,783
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: 1,082
Posted By Bad Lag

How so? Please explain.

How so? Please explain.
10-20-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,328
Posted By Bad Lag

My commuter bike - a modified 1985 Specialized...

My commuter bike - a modified 1985 Specialized Stump Jumper Sport

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/img_0392_rev_a_9c95a6aa018b9197dd72480b029e1121dd0aeaf6.jpg
10-06-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,733
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: 207
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: 1,098
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: 703
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: 1,280
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: 1,599
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: 911
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: 1,280
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: 1,599
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.
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