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Forum: Foo
04-06-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 13,502
Views: 779,863
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...he's been offered a position in the...

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...he's been offered a position in the current Trump administration...prone. As one of our foremost liars, it's a perfect fit.
04-06-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 777
Posted By 3alarmer

In celebration (not trying to derail your thread here)

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...I now feel safe in posting a photo of my own very similar, (but much less custom equipped,) bicycle. :)
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04-05-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 293
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...if your wheels are planar true, and your...

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...if your wheels are planar true, and your frame is properly aligned, and your fork is properly aligned, and your headset is both properly pre-loaded and not indexed, a Serotta built bicycle...
04-02-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,139
Posted By 3alarmer

...if it helps you to feel better, we used to get...

...if it helps you to feel better, we used to get tweaker bikes that ended up donated to the co-op (minus a lot of the original parts.) That's where I scored a Raleigh Pro Mk IV ten or twelve years...
04-01-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By 3alarmer

Can I rethread a crankarm?...

Can I rethread a crankarm? (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/771566-can-i-rethread-crankarm.html)https://www.bikeforums.net/13293342-post15.html
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03-31-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,163
Posted By 3alarmer

...I'm more of a period parts guy on stuff like...

...I'm more of a period parts guy on stuff like those you list. But it sounds like you have some period parts in your misc boxes. Or you can rob them from other bikes in the collection.
If I have...
Replies: 12
Views: 780
Posted By 3alarmer

. ....has anyone said, "Lighten up, Francis,"...

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....has anyone said, "Lighten up, Francis," yet ?
03-30-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,139
Posted By 3alarmer

...fortunately, mine is a larger size frame....

...fortunately, mine is a larger size frame. :innocent:
03-30-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 540
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I have narrowed the rails on a saddle once...

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...I have narrowed the rails on a saddle once by carefully squeezing the (steel) rails in the jaws of a vise. But it was constructed differently than the saddle you show as a replacement. If you...
03-29-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 436
Posted By 3alarmer

...here is one I just finished up, as a pandemic...

...here is one I just finished up, as a pandemic project.

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A couple of...
03-29-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,490
Posted By 3alarmer

...nothing frightens me. Everything stops...

...nothing frightens me. Everything stops eventually. :D Sometimes you just need more foresight.
03-23-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 248
Posted By 3alarmer

...yes. Those slots (even though they're very...

...yes. Those slots (even though they're very narrow and it requires some fiddling to get thicker straps through them) are what keep the straps from sliding around in use.
You want the buckles to...
03-21-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 9,754
Posted By 3alarmer

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Replies: 56
Views: 1,586
Posted By 3alarmer

...another alternative to the co-op parts route...

...another alternative to the co-op parts route is to buy the frame you want (cheaply), and then buy a complete donor bike (in the wrong size, also cheaply). Then you swap over all the parts, wheels,...
03-12-20, 12:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 417
Posted By 3alarmer

...I've done this a couple of times. I never...

...I've done this a couple of times. I never thought to look for something special, so I just drilled the threads out of a recessed brake nut so the nutted brake bolt would slide on through. Works...
03-11-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 12,049
Posted By 3alarmer

...good way to get teh swine flu. Just sayin'....

...good way to get teh swine flu. Just sayin'. :innocent:
Replies: 30
Views: 861
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...that Volare does look pristine. If the...

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...that Volare does look pristine. If the upgrades include some kind of custom wheel build by someone who knows what they were doing, and the wheels are in good shape in terms of even spoke...
03-11-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 897
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...the SRAM Automatix with coaster brake is a...

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...the SRAM Automatix with coaster brake is a good solution to making a track frame legal to ride on the street without drilling it for a brake. Not sure they make them any more. :(
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03-06-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By 3alarmer

...that's what I would do. If that's enough, then...

...that's what I would do. If that's enough, then you're done. If it's not, you can start on the other stuff.
03-05-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 362
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...someone was probably looking for a sock...

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...someone was probably looking for a sock puppet to post Polish jokes, and thought I would be an easy target. :mad: Bastards !!
03-03-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 512
Posted By 3alarmer

...it's not a self extractor. It;s just a plastic...

...it's not a self extractor. It;s just a plastic collar that fits onto a flange on the bolt, so it has no threading. See the following post link to look at them. You still need a suitable...
03-03-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 512
Posted By 3alarmer

...like any unpainted interface on a bike, the...

...like any unpainted interface on a bike, the most reliable method involves heating with a propane torch, then dribbling in some penetrating oil around the thread line. If it dos not work the first...
03-02-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 512
Posted By 3alarmer

Clarks Allen Key Crank Bolts...

Clarks Allen Key Crank Bolts (https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/clarks-allen-key-crank-bolts/rp-prod120387)
02-28-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...the question you ought to be asking is...

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...the question you ought to be asking is whether you can safely ride them after you bend them.
02-27-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By 3alarmer

...if you are, indeed, asking about the spindle,...

...if you are, indeed, asking about the spindle, they generally get replaced if there's a problem with the threading. Because they are usually pretty cheap.

If you try to tap it the same size as...
02-24-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,868
Posted By 3alarmer

...the tip about "always making eye contact with...

...the tip about "always making eye contact with the drivers you encounter at intersections and other conflict points", while properly included in a course on riding safety, is not out of place in...
02-21-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 18,123
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...more. Everyone needs more.

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...more. Everyone needs more.
Forum: Foo
02-20-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 667
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...under the right circumstances, I might be...

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...under the right circumstances, I might be willing to wear a mankini.
02-20-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...saddles can be a source of squeaking...

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...saddles can be a source of squeaking noises at the seat post insertion, at the rail/post clamp interface, or in the saddle itself (often where the leather hits the rear frame support.) Mostly,...
02-17-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,915
Posted By 3alarmer

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02-17-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,915
Posted By 3alarmer

From last fall

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Forum: Foo
02-16-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,127
Posted By 3alarmer

Clove Oil for Toothache: Benefits and Use...

Clove Oil for Toothache: Benefits and Use (http://www.toothache-relief.org/clove-oil-toothache/)
02-15-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,288
Posted By 3alarmer

... ...did anyone actually watch the...

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...did anyone actually watch the "presentation" ? I would love to have firmer-feeling skin and thicker-looking hair. :love:
02-15-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,560
Posted By 3alarmer

...you can double up on the handle pieces (one on...

...you can double up on the handle pieces (one on each side), then slip a pipe cheater over either side that is as long as you want it to be.
But grabbing the tool in the pipe jaws on a bench vise...
02-12-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,235
Posted By 3alarmer

...if you need more range on the gearing, it was...

...if you need more range on the gearing, it was mostly done back then with different chain wheels. It was common to buy them in in an easily mountable pair, like these. The originals on this bike...
02-11-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 756
Posted By 3alarmer

... ...if it were me, and I decided to do...

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...if it were me, and I decided to do something to treat the inside of the seat stays, I'd look for your local equivalent of "rust converter", like this stuff. Then I'd spray it into the tubes...
02-09-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,092
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...some comments on the above images: ...

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...some comments on the above images:

1. Right now, about the only pedals I'm buying and installing are either MKS Urban Platforms (new), Shimano aero pedals (used...they made them for years,...
02-09-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,092
Posted By 3alarmer

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02-05-20, 11:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,013
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...if you ride this at lunch hour, when will...

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...if you ride this at lunch hour, when will you eat lunch ?
02-02-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,544
Posted By 3alarmer

...FWIW, since we're talking pedals that fit wide...

...FWIW, since we're talking pedals that fit wide feet, MKS makes a knock off of the old Suntour quill pedals called the AR-2. I use them in situations that seem appropriate for quill pedals. They...
02-01-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,544
Posted By 3alarmer

...I have, and use with toe clips, every one of...

...I have, and use with toe clips, every one of those pedal versions so far mentioned. All three work well, but yes the GR-9's are bargain priced for a workable platform pedal that gives you some...
Replies: 18
Views: 845
Posted By 3alarmer

...here is a link to a very good history of the...

...here is a link to a very good history of the Raleigh Lenton bicycles (https://on-the-drops.blogspot.com/2016/12/the-raleigh-lentons-1948-1960.html). If you can do a Google image search for "green...
01-27-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,575
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...if I thought about the time it will take,...

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...if I thought about the time it will take, I'd never fix anything. :)
01-24-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,066
Posted By 3alarmer

...it was a thing for a while. Here's an...

...it was a thing for a while. Here's an interesting one from the 1950's. By a couple of years later, it was cable actuated, like the rear.
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01-24-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 462
Posted By 3alarmer

...this is what I would try first (if I gave up...

...this is what I would try first (if I gave up on the adjustable cup removal). Another adjustable cup and lock ring as a replacement for the fixed cup you removed.
Have you tried using a 50/50...
01-18-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,542
Posted By 3alarmer

...word. This is the thinking behind my...

...word. This is the thinking behind my collection of British Royal Family commemorative plates.
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By 3alarmer

...painting a fade color scheme is not usually...

...painting a fade color scheme is not usually done in that manner. If I had to guess, I'd guess sun fading to a non colorfast pigment. That it appears on both sides is simply an indication that the...
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By 3alarmer

...despite their generally good performance, a...

...despite their generally good performance, a Tres Tubi Aelle Italian frame is not especially valuable. I have one or two of them, and I like the road feel. But given values in general for all...
01-12-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By 3alarmer

...I echo the idea that something in a 5 arm...

...I echo the idea that something in a 5 arm crank with 110 bcd is your best bet for something as small as you are proposing.
Besides the old Deore, here's a link to some of the others from back...
01-07-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,737
Posted By 3alarmer

. ... ( I use clips and straps on all my...

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... ( I use clips and straps on all my bikes),and if I might add an observation : There are very few tooe straps being made and sold these days that work well.
What you want is something that is...
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