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07-02-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,148
Posted By mixteup

I think the idea with mountain bikes, in having...

I think the idea with mountain bikes, in having the tire much wider than the rim, is to protect the rim in rocky terrain - The rim being tucked in behind the bulge of the tire, out of harms way - No...
06-25-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By mixteup

Dog-bites-man is always news.

Dog-bites-man is always news.
06-25-19, 05:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 886
Posted By mixteup

I think that's really a carbide lamp - Like...

I think that's really a carbide lamp - Like miners used.
You put calcium carbide crystals and water in the bottom, and it makes acetylene gas for the lamp.
06-25-19, 05:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By mixteup

Hanging around because he was feeding it,...

Hanging around because he was feeding it, maybe?........
06-22-19, 05:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 888
Posted By mixteup

Wax the chain - the treatment will last for a...

Wax the chain - the treatment will last for a couple hundred miles, a long time for her
06-21-19, 05:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,124
Posted By mixteup

If they threaded in that easily, wrong way, I...

If they threaded in that easily, wrong way, I might keep checking that for tightness if I were you - Could be the BB threads are toast.
Just sayin'
06-20-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,983
Posted By mixteup

If you really don't want to keep it - Donate it...

If you really don't want to keep it - Donate it to a co-op, if there's one nearby.
06-18-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 877
Posted By mixteup

This - It's pine sap / resin

This - It's pine sap / resin
06-17-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By mixteup

Post a WTB ad on the C&V sales forum, and show...

Post a WTB ad on the C&V sales forum, and show that photo - Someone will have one, as they're very often one of the first things removed for a restoration, along with the dork disc :~)
06-17-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By mixteup

This place has some, depending on your ring size...

This place has some, depending on your ring size :
https://bbgbashguard.com/

I searched for "alloy bash guards silver" - You're more likely to find aluminum guards, rather than chrome steel....
06-16-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By mixteup

I think he means chainwheel guards . Look on...

I think he means chainwheel guards .
Look on eBay, I think....
06-16-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 702
Posted By mixteup

It is a nice bike - But is that drive side...

It is a nice bike - But is that drive side chainstay supposed to look like that ?
06-15-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 957
Posted By mixteup

If you use prescription glasses, then you can get...

If you use prescription glasses, then you can get them with an anti-glare lens coating - No tint, just the coating.
My wife has them for night driving, and finds that they help with headlight flare....
06-15-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,867
Posted By mixteup

This is the way - Don't report to us, but tell...

This is the way - Don't report to us, but tell the folks he works for that negative PR from running you off the road isn't going to help their business -
I bet they'll step on him right away
06-14-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By mixteup

+1 on all the above - That rim is history

+1 on all the above - That rim is history
06-14-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 12,582
Posted By mixteup

New bike day ?

New bike day ?
06-13-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,862
Posted By mixteup

I must have sensitive eyes or something, but I...

I must have sensitive eyes or something, but I need to use #3 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) or #4...
06-12-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 48,988
Posted By mixteup

Looks like they started out making a mixte, and...

Looks like they started out making a mixte, and then changed their mind ........
A most interesting bike though .
06-12-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,286
Posted By mixteup

I like them - Definitely a good meat tenderizer...

I like them - Definitely a good meat tenderizer look to them - And definitely in the hard hittin' breaker-cracker category :thumb:
06-11-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 107,692
Posted By mixteup

Lovely photo - Hard to tell from here, but it...

Lovely photo - Hard to tell from here, but it looks like the bike is leaning in a clump of poison oak, maybe ?
06-10-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,750
Posted By mixteup

Another way, if you don't have an actual slide...

Another way, if you don't have an actual slide hammer, is to thread the bolt back into the wedge, clamp a big adjustable wrench tightly on the bolt shank, under the bolt head, and give the wrench a...
06-06-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6,498
Views: 1,524,350
Posted By mixteup

That has to be about the tallest mountain bike...

That has to be about the tallest mountain bike I've ever seen !
06-06-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,363
Posted By mixteup

If you like to work on your own stuff, or are...

If you like to work on your own stuff, or are willing to learn, then vintage bikes make sense -
If you're a careful shopper, you can get a lot of bang for the buck.
OTOH, if you're the kind of...
06-06-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By mixteup

I use a set of these, on a carrier with a metal...

I use a set of these, on a carrier with a metal mesh floor - They'll fit any carrier made like that :
...
06-04-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,714
Posted By mixteup

11 year dead zombie thread ......... But I'm...

11 year dead zombie thread .........
But I'm glad you like your Zaskar - Nice bikes :)
06-04-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,002
Posted By mixteup

Replace the front cable hanger with one of these...

Replace the front cable hanger with one of these :
https://velo-orange.com/products/dia-compe-cable-stop-with-quick-release

I've put these on a number of vintage bikes, that didn't have quick...
06-04-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 48,988
Posted By mixteup

What handlebar did you use on your 930? I have...

What handlebar did you use on your 930?
I have the same bike (different color), and I'm looking at bars with more sweep, but still use the factory stem.
06-04-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By mixteup

This is the book I learned (and am still...

This is the book I learned (and am still learning) from - Most excellent, for a $12 download :

https://www.wheelpro.co.uk/wheelbuilding/book.php

Musson's book covers everything, in an easily...
06-03-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 728
Posted By mixteup

I keep a small pair of sharp, curve jaw vise grip...

I keep a small pair of sharp, curve jaw vise grip (genuine Vise Grip brand) pliers for just that kind of thing -
That looks like enough meat left for them to grab - I'd have it out in a jiffy with...
06-03-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,294
Posted By mixteup

Although in theory, they could solve some...

Although in theory, they could solve some problems, ever since autonomous vehicles came on the radar big time, my concern is how easily were their systems able to be hacked.
I believe it's already...
06-02-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By mixteup

Thank you - Those are the sizes of the oem...

Thank you - Those are the sizes of the oem chainwheels on the bike, so it's all good :)
06-02-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By mixteup

What is this, and how should it be adjusted?

This is on a '95 Trek 930 I just picked up - Screwed to braze-ons under the chainstay.
All I can think of, is that it's an anti chain suck device.
If so, it the first I've seen that came as...
05-31-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,171
Posted By mixteup

Thank you - I'm not really very computer...

Thank you - I'm not really very computer literate, but I am good at finding things, sometimes ;)
05-31-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 988
Posted By mixteup

Then it's Paleolithic, at least in my case...

Then it's Paleolithic, at least in my case ........
05-31-19, 06:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,171
Posted By mixteup

Here's a link to a page with a patent drawing of...

Here's a link to a page with a patent drawing of this set up - It's called a "Monoblade" fork -
I can't get just the image out - It won't let me do it, so that's all I got.

Anyway, it looks like...
05-30-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,171
Posted By mixteup

Hmm - Damn newfangled technology ........ Is...

Hmm - Damn newfangled technology ........
Is there a circlip / snap ring or something, holding in a bearing or something ?
05-30-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,171
Posted By mixteup

Pry off "Look" cap, and have a look ?

Pry off "Look" cap, and have a look ?
05-30-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 988
Posted By mixteup

Vintage = Age Classic = Style

Vintage = Age
Classic = Style
05-30-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,264
Posted By mixteup

I was kind of kidding about the fatbike workout -...

I was kind of kidding about the fatbike workout - If the bike is a decent, fairly light one, they really do ride pretty nice.
But you have to buy a good bike to get that .......
05-30-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,264
Posted By mixteup

I like this idea - I don't imagine you'd have one...

I like this idea - I don't imagine you'd have one of those babies slide out from under you !
And just think of the workout :D
05-29-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,264
Posted By mixteup

https://www.amazon.com/Triple-Saver-Wristsavers-Kn...

https://www.amazon.com/Triple-Saver-Wristsavers-Kneesavers-Elbowsavers/dp/B002WTUY7G/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=BMX+padding+kit&qid=1559169542&s=gateway&sr=8-4
05-26-19, 06:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 615
Posted By mixteup

You can get a plastic one for about $10, but this...

You can get a plastic one for about $10, but this one is a little better -
...
05-26-19, 05:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 615
Posted By mixteup

A digital caliper is your friend, here .......

A digital caliper is your friend, here .......
05-23-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,382
Posted By mixteup

If you decide to do the ammonia routine, if you...

If you decide to do the ammonia routine, if you have a commercial kitchen or cleaning supply place near you, you can get concentrated ammonia - It's sold to be diluted for cleaning stuff.
Think,...
05-23-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,835
Posted By mixteup

+1 on that :D

+1 on that :D
05-23-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 731
Posted By mixteup

Under $25 cheap enough? : Oops - Just saw it's...

Under $25 cheap enough? :
Oops - Just saw it's for 1/8" chain - NG for you - Sorry
...
05-22-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,147
Posted By mixteup

Because the root name "mixte" is French ? If...

Because the root name "mixte" is French ?
If anyone knows the Japanese translation for it, it could get interesting ......
05-22-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,788
Posted By mixteup

You did great on that 520 - I saw one, maybe a...

You did great on that 520 - I saw one, maybe a year ago, in a pawn shop, but they were asking $225 for it !
05-22-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 577
Posted By mixteup

PM sent

PM sent
05-21-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,147
Posted By mixteup

I suppose you're right - It's a hard word to...

I suppose you're right - It's a hard word to pronounce anyway, accent or no.

How about another word I found on that list I looked up :rolleyes:
"Demi" is another French word for half -...
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