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02-28-20, 05:27 PM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

Thanks, I thought they put a sprocket in the...

Thanks, I thought they put a sprocket in the left, but I don't think in terms of disc wheels so the attachment was out of my imagination. An abomination by any other name...
02-28-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 18,448
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Posted By Unca_Sam

I never look at those ads out of pure disgust,...

I never look at those ads out of pure disgust, but now the mechanics interest me. How do they keep the pedals with a motor?
Forum: Commuting
02-27-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 696
Posted By Unca_Sam

I agree with Mitkraft . Mixing travel modes tends...

I agree with Mitkraft . Mixing travel modes tends to make you unpredictable for other road users. Unpredictable road users cause accidents. I'm glad you didn't have to pay more than a pair of...
02-26-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 18,448
Views: 2,969,966
Posted By Unca_Sam

Even if the front of the triangle was trashed in...

Even if the front of the triangle was trashed in a crash? If these were any old frames, I'd doubt that the seller cared about cycling. That these brands are involved indicates they know enough to...
02-26-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By Unca_Sam

The good news is that with the tape, tires, and...

The good news is that with the tape, tires, and saddles in what look like good condition, you're already past the primary culprits of budget busting in refurbishing bikes. If you bought these off of...
02-26-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 54,397
Views: 7,656,791
Posted By Unca_Sam

I've noticed this too for other ads, but I'm not...

I've noticed this too for other ads, but I'm not sure if the trend is increasing or steady. It's really disappointing to come across a nice frame that's supposed to have nice bits, but it has common...
02-26-20, 07:55 AM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

Here's an actual link...

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d/madison-trek-2100-carbon-composite-road/7079275943.html
02-26-20, 07:52 AM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

Just buy it! A complete bike and bar ends for...

Just buy it! A complete bike and bar ends for $195.

Wait a second, these are there frames that have everything backwards, right? Aluminum fork and stays transmit the road buzz to the saddle and...
02-25-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By Unca_Sam

Not to be facetious, but what did you pay for...

Not to be facetious, but what did you pay for them?





That's what they're worth!
02-25-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 9,004
Posted By Unca_Sam

Looks like a Bianchi-made folding military bike.

Looks like a Bianchi-made folding military bike.
02-25-20, 10:06 AM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

I think it's vinyl lacing, looking at it closer....

I think it's vinyl lacing, looking at it closer. I initially thought it was sinew or leather.
02-25-20, 07:30 AM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

You won't feel that stitching at all with a...

You won't feel that stitching at all with a chamois! The hairy underside just added a new image to my disturbing images mental cache.
02-24-20, 11:55 AM
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Views: 1,721,610
Posted By Unca_Sam

It's not terrible, admittedly. A short length of...

It's not terrible, admittedly. A short length of housing between two stops would eliminate the hard angles that those guides are introducing, and eliminate that unsightly length of liner. Of course,...
02-24-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7,019
Views: 1,721,610
Posted By Unca_Sam

Can't say I agree with the Mfr's choice of...

Can't say I agree with the Mfr's choice of derailleur cable route here. Not like you can change it now!
02-24-20, 11:07 AM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

Beautiful color! Bent fork?

Beautiful color! Bent fork?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By Unca_Sam

Went to Leh cycling goods website: 'No custom...

Went to Leh cycling goods website: 'No custom projects for 2020 are currently being accepted...'
Looking at that saddle, I can see why you'd undertake a professional rewrap for it. It's not a common...
02-24-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 608
Views: 56,726
Posted By Unca_Sam

A great example of erosion...

A great example of erosion (https://www.nps.gov/articles/assateaguelandscape.htm). Trees don't grow in salt water.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By Unca_Sam

Depends on the saddle? rhm recovers/reupholsters...

Depends on the saddle? rhm recovers/reupholsters stretched leather saddles (think brooks). If you're looking to reupholster the more common type of saddle, try to find a upholsterer, or an auto...
02-23-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 608
Views: 56,726
Posted By Unca_Sam

Cornell's Merlin is a handy app. You can even...

Cornell's Merlin is a handy app. You can even listen to songs to try and tell the small brown birds apart.
Forum: Touring
02-21-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,300
Posted By Unca_Sam

Not necessarily a source of 'slop'. If you tweak...

Not necessarily a source of 'slop'. If you tweak your hanger and don't notice, carefully set limits won't prevent you from inadvertently shifting into the spokes.
Forum: Touring
02-20-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,300
Posted By Unca_Sam

DING DING DING! I am only just getting around...

DING DING DING!
I am only just getting around to this repair, and when I pulled the cassette off the freehub, there it was. 6 of the remaining 7 outbound spokes have a fairly obvious gouge from when...
02-20-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,251
Posted By Unca_Sam

Velognome I'm not really mad, I just want to...

Velognome
I'm not really mad, I just want to see more of that craftsmanship! Do you have a thread for that bike?
02-20-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,251
Posted By Unca_Sam

Thanks for the tip. I have my frame and my...

Thanks for the tip. I have my frame and my components, except the spokes, rim tape, and handlebar tape. I've been meaning to place that spoke order, but I know I have a handful of projects, including...
02-19-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By Unca_Sam

Consider specialized tubes...

Consider specialized tubes...
02-19-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,115
Posted By Unca_Sam

Come to the Third Hand bike co op and dig around...

Come to the Third Hand bike co op and dig around in our center pull collection. I recently finished sorting them, and there's a handful of Weinmann 750 and clones, as well as lots of 610s and clones....
02-19-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 54,397
Views: 7,656,791
Posted By Unca_Sam

The market dictates the price, and this could be...

The market dictates the price, and this could be for a very small market. Like these (https://forums.mtbr.com/vintage-retro-classic/1989-kestrel-mxz-carbon-fiber-1014384.html) guys.
You'd have to...
02-19-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,216
Posted By Unca_Sam

The granddaddy

https://youtu.be/fvtcwm23aj0
02-18-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 122
Posted By Unca_Sam

This is fine, don't sweat it. The 2mm deviation...

This is fine, don't sweat it. The 2mm deviation you're describing likely won't cause the rails to become permanently deformed. If you have a friendly lbs or co op nearby, they probably have a...
Forum: Commuting
02-14-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 455
Posted By Unca_Sam

Ortlieb's QL 2.1 system works with the Pletscher...

Ortlieb's QL 2.1 system works with the Pletscher modell C I bought. The rack rails are 12.75 mm tall, according top my calipers. It's a snug fit with the 12mm diameter shim tubus provides.
02-14-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 54,397
Views: 7,656,791
Posted By Unca_Sam

The decals are applied over the paint, likely by...

The decals are applied over the paint, likely by a previous owner. I thought it might be a Raleigh, but the lugs and fork crown don't work out to a model I'm familiar with, and there's no obvious...
02-13-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18,448
Views: 2,969,966
Posted By Unca_Sam

Control the things you can, accept what you...

Control the things you can, accept what you don't. Keeps the heartburn down.
02-13-20, 08:33 PM
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Views: 7,656,791
Posted By Unca_Sam

Is it a Motobecane under the paint?

Is it a Motobecane under the paint?
02-13-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 528
Posted By Unca_Sam

I have such a set! Imagine this stuff emerging...

I have such a set! Imagine this stuff emerging from your bar tape to curl back around to the downtube stops, quickly eroding all paint it comes in contact with...:notamused:
The rear derailleur...
02-13-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 528
Posted By Unca_Sam

I'd also want to see if that kink at the...

I'd also want to see if that kink at the derailleur stop can be corrected.
02-13-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 528
Posted By Unca_Sam

For non-indexed shifting, helical cable is...

For non-indexed shifting, helical cable is acceptable because you're always controlling cable pull by feel, not by a fixed length. It is less desirable than the inline housing used for indexed...
02-13-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 54,397
Views: 7,656,791
Posted By Unca_Sam

SOOOOLD!! You know it's long gone at that...

SOOOOLD!!
You know it's long gone at that price, right? I'll be sad with you.
:(
02-13-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 18,448
Views: 2,969,966
Posted By Unca_Sam

Don't be afraid. Either you'll buy their stuff or...

Don't be afraid. Either you'll buy their stuff or you won't. We're all aware that you don't have to be a genius to operate a business, but lacking knowledge and intelligence will certainly make...
02-13-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By Unca_Sam

Thanks for the help everyone. I'm concluding that...

Thanks for the help everyone. I'm concluding that the bicycle is capable of accepting a 26.8 diameter seatpost (confirmed last night) but would benefit from a reaming to do it (as it was helpfully...
02-12-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 18,448
Views: 2,969,966
Posted By Unca_Sam

autocorrect, or best of random item generation? ...

autocorrect, or best of random item generation? I understand the 'brutal' modifier indicates +2 stats across the board.
02-12-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 18,448
Views: 2,969,966
Posted By Unca_Sam

Not Ebay, but weird. JensonUSA.com's sales items...

Not Ebay, but weird. JensonUSA.com's sales items included 100% discounts yesterday to a bunch of Fox clothing. You couldn't buy it at that price, but something was clearly broken.
02-12-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By Unca_Sam

Older thread link

Trek seatpost discussion (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/710777-seatpost-diameter-1983-trek-mtb.html) on teh biek frooms!
02-12-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By Unca_Sam

I've seen that. He also stated that the...

I've seen that. He also stated that the measurements are volunteered and should not be blindly trusted because he can't verify them. There's an old thread about an early Trek MTB, and truing to use...
02-12-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By Unca_Sam

Because the bike is specified to use a different...

Because the bike is specified to use a different diameter, and using a smaller diameter can stress the seat tube. I looked at it again this morning, and there's a tiny gap between the seat post and...
02-12-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By Unca_Sam

The calipers measure 26.58, seatpost is stamped...

The calipers measure 26.58, seatpost is stamped 26.6. It's 26.6, like the original post said.
02-11-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By Unca_Sam

Estimating seatpost diameter

I've had an itch to replace the Origin8 pro fit seatpost that came with my Kona Cinder Cone from 1989, and when I went investigating, determined that the seatpost is a 26.6, and not the 26.8...
02-11-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 54,397
Views: 7,656,791
Posted By Unca_Sam

Yes. You'll need lots of Acetone, and lots of...

Yes. You'll need lots of Acetone, and lots of rags/towels. Just don't SOAK the frame in Acetone; or do this: Recycling a carbon fibre reinforced polymer with a supercritical acetone/water solvent...
02-11-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 54,397
Views: 7,656,791
Posted By Unca_Sam

ID the paint as best as you can. Vinegar will...

ID the paint as best as you can. Vinegar will remove acrylic, high percentage isopropyl will remove latex, and acetone will pull up enamel on top of an unscuffed clear coat, without harming the clear...
02-08-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 54,397
Views: 7,656,791
Posted By Unca_Sam

Tasteful, and heel clearance for miles!

Tasteful, and heel clearance for miles!
02-07-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,251
Posted By Unca_Sam

I hate your pictures. :mad: You couldn't give...

I hate your pictures. :mad:
You couldn't give us a good look at those lugs in high- resolution glory?!
02-07-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 54,397
Views: 7,656,791
Posted By Unca_Sam

I was wondering what kind of hoods those are, but...

I was wondering what kind of hoods those are, but the orange is the tape or rubber discoloring the other. It'd look slick with two-tone color matched hoods...
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