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09-23-20, 04:27 PM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

OK, I will! ...

OK, I will!
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Assembled for the clunker challenge...
09-23-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7,488
Views: 1,933,664
Posted By Unca_Sam

I looked at the satellite images of that border...

I looked at the satellite images of that border because I was curious if there was perhaps tribal land in what used to be "Indian Territory". But there's just a whole lot of open space. I can see why...
09-23-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,174
Posted By Unca_Sam

I never would have imagined a member named...

I never would have imagined a member named 'woodcraft' would have a wood shop in their basement.:p
By far, the neatest workshop I've seen was a luthier's workshop. His stock storage room smelled...
09-23-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,174
Posted By Unca_Sam

I apply the clutter security theory as well. They...

I apply the clutter security theory as well. They have to find it to steal it, and it can take me 10 minutes to get it out when I know where it is! Combined with a monitored security system (nothing...
09-23-20, 09:52 AM
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Views: 1,933,664
Posted By Unca_Sam

cyccommute Around here, you have to decipher...

cyccommute Around here, you have to decipher between the recreational trails and the paths to the vagrant camps.
09-23-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7,488
Views: 1,933,664
Posted By Unca_Sam

A fence at the border, Oklahoma has a serious...

A fence at the border, Oklahoma has a serious hangup for legal recreational weed, huh? The sign looks like it's been used for target practice too, so no love lost!
Is it privately-held land you're...
09-23-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 610
Posted By Unca_Sam

Thanks for clearing that up and gratifying me. I...

Thanks for clearing that up and gratifying me. I don't always stop, but the situations I choose to roll through never involve other traffic.
09-22-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19,627
Views: 3,212,024
Posted By Unca_Sam

What the hell is going on here? :foo:

What the hell is going on here? :foo:
09-22-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 610
Posted By Unca_Sam

I wouldn't count on an apparently conditioned...

I wouldn't count on an apparently conditioned population of drivers to hold up this odd arrangement. You'd get some angry (and deserved) honks around here for failing to yield. I loathe stopping too,...
09-22-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 610
Posted By Unca_Sam

There are no laws proscribing the method intended...

There are no laws proscribing the method intended for safely and efficiently navigating a doorway when more than one individual intends to pass through it. That's the key difference. When another...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,071
Posted By Unca_Sam

There's only one left there, so finish them off?

There's only one left there, so finish them off?
09-22-20, 05:13 AM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 278,861
Posted By Unca_Sam

... there's like 10 dudes looking for a spindle....

... there's like 10 dudes looking for a spindle. Try using the mention function (@) or just pm them.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 6,415
Posted By Unca_Sam

Welcome to the new unopened box thread.

Welcome to the new unopened box thread.
09-21-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 610
Posted By Unca_Sam

Head on a swivel, man. It's just like any other...

Head on a swivel, man. It's just like any other crossing. I can't control when a driver infantalizes me, only how I deal with it.
It's a toss up for MUP crossings; I'm a vehicle on a high speed...
09-21-20, 05:03 PM
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Views: 8,500,771
Posted By Unca_Sam

In general, yes.

In general, yes.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 6,415
Posted By Unca_Sam

Silca's ideal tire pressure guesser uses 48/52...

Silca's ideal tire pressure guesser uses 48/52 that distribution for road frames, with the 50/50 being used on Tri/TT frames, and 46.5/53.5 for mountain frames. Did you use two scales?
09-21-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 610
Posted By Unca_Sam

Man, I hear you brother. I have briefly tried...

Man, I hear you brother. I have briefly tried telling them (through gestures) that I have to stop, while they have the right of way. I'm not interested in pissing matches about this stuff though, so...
09-21-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 862
Views: 86,705
Posted By Unca_Sam

So inaccurate... There hasn't been life (for long...

So inaccurate... There hasn't been life (for long anyway) in that chemical spillway in at least a century!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 6,415
Posted By Unca_Sam

If you balance the load! The rear seems to...

If you balance the load!
The rear seems to care less about balance.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 01:23 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 6,415
Posted By Unca_Sam

It's common courtesy!

It's common courtesy!
09-21-20, 12:38 AM
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Views: 3,212,024
Posted By Unca_Sam

This is what happens when you skip leg days

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09-19-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 58,189
Views: 8,500,771
Posted By Unca_Sam

Might be worth a bid

https://www.ebay.com/itm/143744564931

Popped up because of the Superbe headset.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 6,415
Posted By Unca_Sam

Isn't the spare tubular under the saddle, where...

Isn't the spare tubular under the saddle, where it's exposed to UV radiation and urban ozone, a recipe for disappointment?
Forum: For Sale
09-18-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,536
Posted By Unca_Sam

Read the Original Post carefully, folks. Shrevvy...

Read the Original Post carefully, folks. Shrevvy has been kind enough to update it as SOLD.
09-17-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 438
Posted By Unca_Sam

I refurbished a v gt luxe which used a regular...

I refurbished a v gt luxe which used a regular nut on the outside of the guide pulley.
I used this thing to unscrew the spring torsion bar that also acts as the pulley axle.
...
09-17-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 438
Posted By Unca_Sam

I used the edge of a cheap cone type wrench in...

I used the edge of a cheap cone type wrench in the slots. Better cone wrenches are too thick.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 6,415
Posted By Unca_Sam

It's probable that such a bag is the least...

It's probable that such a bag is the least invasive way to carry stuff on their wunder-aero bike. I'm not sure they even come with fender mounts at the drop outs anymore.
Rather than wear a pack,...
09-17-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 58,189
Views: 8,500,771
Posted By Unca_Sam

This bike is trying so hard to be celeste. It's...

This bike is trying so hard to be celeste. It's like it needs a heart to heart to let it know that we love it just the same, no matter what color it was painted.
09-16-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By Unca_Sam

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/430707-...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/430707-old-schwinn-wheels-no-cone-locknut.html

The rest of us call them locknuts. I learned that Raleigh manufactured front hubs used a shoulder on the...
09-16-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By Unca_Sam

It was totally a thing. Schwinn front hubs from...

It was totally a thing. Schwinn front hubs from the 60's used the same scheme. Let me look up the thread.
09-16-20, 01:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By Unca_Sam

The crown and apparently stock Superbe tech RD...

The crown and apparently stock Superbe tech RD point to a Cycle Pro Ram. We had an example postedon this thread: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1067907-cycle-pro-ram-slight-update.html
...
09-15-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 438
Posted By Unca_Sam

I just did this. You have the mounting bolt...

I just did this.

You have the mounting bolt at the left, and on the right you have a knuckle with another 5mm hex.

undo that hex bolt
You'll see a spring wound around a pivot.
Using a...
09-15-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 19,627
Views: 3,212,024
Posted By Unca_Sam

Blue around the edges and red in the middle. A...

Blue around the edges and red in the middle. A little on the nose there. He doesn't even say he's donating that ridiculous opening bid to a campaign or charity. Follow this for us, I'd like to see...
09-15-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 19,627
Views: 3,212,024
Posted By Unca_Sam

"Village swing"

Everybody's rode it! 🤣

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09-15-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 601
Posted By Unca_Sam

Or, grab Calvin Jones' hand and let him walk you...

Or, grab Calvin Jones' hand and let him walk you through the super secret campy sizing method.
https://youtu.be/s6TodcAH948


The difference between the two methods is like the difference between...
09-15-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 601
Posted By Unca_Sam

Plus one inch, or two links, as stated previously.

Plus one inch, or two links, as stated previously.
09-15-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 907
Posted By Unca_Sam

A bathroom scale isn't sensitive enough to tell...

A bathroom scale isn't sensitive enough to tell me if the alloy bolts in my carbon bottle cage and chainring saved enough grams for my sub 7kg bike build!
Forum: Introductions
09-15-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By Unca_Sam

Welcome to the forums. We have several members...

Welcome to the forums. We have several members that also do self-supported touring.
09-15-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 410
Posted By Unca_Sam

If the stain is the result of small particulate...

If the stain is the result of small particulate such as clay particles, you'll need a surfactant to make the water wet enough to get into the fibers of the jersey to allow you to scrub them out. If...
09-15-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By Unca_Sam

Interesting, but IMO unnecessary for...

Interesting, but IMO unnecessary for chromovelato. Unfortunately the enamel might react with whatever top coat you decide to use. Chrome plate is notoriously difficult to paint because the adhesion...
09-15-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 58,189
Views: 8,500,771
Posted By Unca_Sam

Hey Mad Honk the Wagner is there for $450, which...

Hey Mad Honk the Wagner is there for $450, which might still be worth it.
09-15-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 213
Posted By Unca_Sam

You keep playing around with it but you haven't...

You keep playing around with it but you haven't corrected the bent fork?
09-15-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By Unca_Sam

ATB identification exercise

This interesting rigid ATB is sitting on the local marketplace. The decals were either ephemeral, or are hiding under what seems to be an obvious repaint. There are indicators that this was at least...
09-15-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 607
Posted By Unca_Sam

What a strange conversation. I guess this is what...

What a strange conversation. I guess this is what happens when all of you grey heads get together?

On topic: I'd suggest a shortcut to determining spring resistance would be to measure the spring...
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By Unca_Sam

yo Bill, this is sales.

yo Bill, this is sales.
09-14-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 19,627
Views: 3,212,024
Posted By Unca_Sam

I approve, and I'm sure the pioneers of mountain...

I approve, and I'm sure the pioneers of mountain biking would, too.
09-14-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 19,627
Views: 3,212,024
Posted By Unca_Sam

Whoo! I'd say that they're doing their best to...

Whoo! I'd say that they're doing their best to respect the Wacky World photographic conventions of taking a picture of the NDS, while also respecting the convention of only posting obscured photos.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2,873
Views: 753,081
Posted By Unca_Sam

The question you should be asking is whether the...

The question you should be asking is whether the inflated 28 or 30mm width will clear your chainstays/fork. They'll fit the rims.
09-14-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 601
Posted By Unca_Sam

Also, your penance is 4 tire changes, and a wheel...

Also, your penance is 4 tire changes, and a wheel truing.
09-14-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 601
Posted By Unca_Sam

At least you know the question is silly, but it's...

At least you know the question is silly, but it's easy to answer.

Regarding Lube: Do what you please. I ride them as they ship, and really pay attention to drivetrain noise and shifting, then...
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