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08-18-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,138
Posted By the sci guy

In case anyone is interested in bike related...

In case anyone is interested in bike related long-form, I finally finished my write-up on restoring this bike:...
08-15-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 312
Posted By the sci guy

Trey was Terry's brother. They didn't get along...

Trey was Terry's brother. They didn't get along so they made separate bike lines.

I made that up.
08-14-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By the sci guy

The blue is gorgeous. A sharp looking bike 100%....

The blue is gorgeous. A sharp looking bike 100%. Hope it cleans up nice.
08-14-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,388
Posted By the sci guy

all of them

all of them
08-14-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,387
Posted By the sci guy

I prefer my hubs highly flangulated when...

I prefer my hubs highly flangulated when possible, thanks.
Replies: 18
Views: 1,590
Posted By the sci guy

I ended up getting this, btw. Looking forward to...

I ended up getting this, btw. Looking forward to tricking it out.
Replies: 18
Views: 1,590
Posted By the sci guy

Cool. Itís not a dealbreaker. Currently Iím...

Cool. Itís not a dealbreaker. Currently Iím thinking of making it into a flat bar 1x8. Something that is fun to rocket around the streets on.

Though that would leave the downtube cable guide on...
08-10-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 53,002
Posted By the sci guy

Oooh you took that Sturmey dork disc I put in...

Oooh you took that Sturmey dork disc I put in there, nice! Glad to see my first ever BOC was a success both incoming and outgoing.
Replies: 18
Views: 1,590
Posted By the sci guy

Going to check this bike out tomorrow. I...

Going to check this bike out tomorrow.
I suppose there really isn't a way to make it a single speed is there, because of it's lack of adjustable dropouts in the rear?
08-10-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 892
Posted By the sci guy

Done, and done. Going to look at a 3rd tomorrow....

Done, and done. Going to look at a 3rd tomorrow. *shrug*
Replies: 18
Views: 1,590
Posted By the sci guy

If it's still unsold by Saturday, I'm going to go...

If it's still unsold by Saturday, I'm going to go take a look at it, maybe bring a wheel with some wider tires and see if it fits. If I bring it home, one of the first things to go will be that stem....
Replies: 18
Views: 1,590
Posted By the sci guy

How did he like the downtube shifters? Also,...

How did he like the downtube shifters?
Also, weird stays/dropouts architecture in the back, there.
Replies: 18
Views: 1,590
Posted By the sci guy

Topping this because there is one of these close...

Topping this because there is one of these close by me for sale for $175 - what's the tire clearance like? Could I use this as a gravel bike or is it strictly thinner tires? I can't find much on the...
08-07-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 51,746
Views: 6,841,461
Posted By the sci guy

Any idea what model year / model it might be? I'd...

Any idea what model year / model it might be? I'd like to look up what it's supposed to look it...
I'm not sure I could get past the paint job though..
08-07-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 51,746
Views: 6,841,461
Posted By the sci guy

Anyone know anything about this bike? It MIGHT be...

Anyone know anything about this bike? It MIGHT be a Cannondale - I'm having trouble figuring it out...
Looks like it's got a double on the front, but doesn't have single speed dropouts in the back?...
08-06-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 51,746
Views: 6,841,461
Posted By the sci guy

So I went back and read it with a little more and...

So I went back and read it with a little more and realized now that apparently my 84/85 Raleigh Sportif is a Huffy.

Well...balls.
08-05-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 51,746
Views: 6,841,461
Posted By the sci guy

How does the price look for what it is and it's...

How does the price look for what it is and it's condition? My budget is about $150 - think its worth that? Also, it's a Huffy? I tried browsing through the thread you linked by couldn't gleam what...
08-05-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 51,746
Views: 6,841,461
Posted By the sci guy

I can't tell if this looks possibly fabulous or...

I can't tell if this looks possibly fabulous or possibly a nightmare.
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1255656041278748/
What's up with the front brake? No shots of the components really....
08-05-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 892
Posted By the sci guy

Thanks for the input everyone - I canít...

Thanks for the input everyone - I canít deconstruct my headset this week since my wife is out of town with the car and my bike is my only transport and I canít risk screwing it up :lol:

Iím...
08-03-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 892
Posted By the sci guy

Iíve got the spanner and can properly hold &...

Iíve got the spanner and can properly hold & tighten, no worries there. It does have a notched washer between them - what is the purpose of it? It turns usually when I turn the race with the...
08-02-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 892
Posted By the sci guy

Threaded headset gets loose after every ride

The threaded headset on my 80ís Raleigh commuter keeps coming loose. Iíll tighten it with a wrench to remove the play and then after a day or 2 of commuting to work thereís play again. Sometimes...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 801
Posted By the sci guy

i have hypothyroidism (since birth). i feel a few...

i have hypothyroidism (since birth). i feel a few degrees colder and a few degrees hotter than most people due to it.
but i haven't had any issues like you're referring to. though my disease is...
07-29-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 53,002
Posted By the sci guy

dang look at that fine packing job

dang look at that fine packing job
07-29-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 51,746
Views: 6,841,461
Posted By the sci guy

This is close by me - thoughts? It's just a tad...

This is close by me - thoughts? It's just a tad over my size (I'm 5'5") but I might could still ride it.....

https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/d/bellaire-vintage-peugeot-record-du/6939316009.html...
Forum: Texas
07-29-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,720
Posted By the sci guy

Welcome to the club! I hope you're still enjoying...

Welcome to the club! I hope you're still enjoying it. It's been disgustingly humid lately, but don't let that sour you.
Forum: Texas
07-29-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 700
Posted By the sci guy

Nicely done! I haven't ridden up that far yet,...

Nicely done! I haven't ridden up that far yet, but I'm eager to check it out. I also wish the paved lower MUP on the south/southeast side of the levee extended that far since not everyone has a...
07-27-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7,034
Views: 714,296
Posted By the sci guy

The purpose of this thread is basically my...

The purpose of this thread is basically my Instagram feed.
07-26-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 53,002
Posted By the sci guy

23 pounds of delicious bike goodness is on it's...

23 pounds of delicious bike goodness is on it's way to the next stop!
07-25-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,162
Posted By the sci guy

I was dubious about the Stronglight crank when I...

I was dubious about the Stronglight crank when I first got my Super Tourer - I thought it looked a little doofy with the chainguard. But I definitely grew to love it. I took it apart and cleaned it...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 15,254
Views: 10,980,841
Posted By the sci guy

Had to swap the randonneur bars and original...

Had to swap the randonneur bars and original levers because they were not working for me at all. Bike is now sporting a Soma Late Riser bar, with Brooks leather grips, and Tektro city brake levers...
07-24-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 53,002
Posted By the sci guy

Pic of the box after just opening: ...

Pic of the box after just opening:
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x800/48369551271_2f995ef4b6_c_d_01e0a78d7a8fd4f071d9856df986428a7bce1211.jpg


And here's my take...
07-24-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,138
Posted By the sci guy

Well history was part of my double major in...

Well history was part of my double major in undergrad, AND I used to be a teacher - but not of history...does that come close at least?
07-23-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,138
Posted By the sci guy

Finally was able to switch out the drop bars and...

Finally was able to switch out the drop bars and the old levers/hoods that weren't working for me.

Replaced with Soma Late Riser bar, Brooks leather wrapped grips, and Tektro city levers.
...
07-22-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 53,002
Posted By the sci guy

*squelch* C&V, this is Houston, the BoC has...

*squelch* C&V, this is Houston, the BoC has landed, over.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/686x800/48351840222_0f037c8b2c_c_d_16be57ad1a53411bbddc862d39265d02c67cdc58.jpg
...
07-18-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,862
Posted By the sci guy

Oh my god this thread makes me feel so much...

Oh my god this thread makes me feel so much better. It takes me about an hour to wrap bars as well because I always end up having to back up and rewrap and it takes like 4 tries to get the figure 8...
07-18-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 53,002
Posted By the sci guy

I'm so excited for my first box'o'crap!!!!!!

I'm so excited for my first box'o'crap!!!!!!
Forum: Commuting
07-13-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15,254
Views: 10,980,841
Posted By the sci guy

Wasn't sure where else to put this just to share,...

Wasn't sure where else to put this just to share, but I see this guy a few times a week on my bike commute route through the park. He's got LEDs in the front for headlights, too. He hauls at a pretty...
07-13-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5,401
Views: 420,086
Posted By the sci guy

To go along with the Brooks grips a few posts...

To go along with the Brooks grips a few posts back:

Soma Late Riser bar
...
07-10-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5,401
Views: 420,086
Posted By the sci guy

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x600/48253954862_35d00cd5a5_c_d_cc46c2a80c691e722d75da2d0845ed6cd6c8bd5d.jpg

new bars, brake levers, and tires are also on the way...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,643
Posted By the sci guy

It's Houston. I ride in the heat & humidity for...

It's Houston. I ride in the heat & humidity for about 10 months of the year.
Yesterday's ride in the morning the temp was about 80 and humidity was 97%.
The ride home was 96* feels like 105*, but...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,240
Posted By the sci guy

I had a 2016 Cross Check and loved it. I sold it...

I had a 2016 Cross Check and loved it. I sold it to buy a carbon bike because I was doing a lot of t-shirt rides plus the MS rides here. But I've noticed the same thing in Surly's latest models with...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 15,254
Views: 10,980,841
Posted By the sci guy

I can't move the levers up the bars any further...

I can't move the levers up the bars any further or they'll be parallel to the ground :lol: :lol:
But yes, I am having trouble getting my fingers around them - the reach seems to be a bit much from...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,067
Posted By the sci guy

I love my Panaracer Pasaleas

I love my Panaracer Pasaleas
07-06-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,138
Posted By the sci guy

I'm not sure it's actually branded. I got it for...

I'm not sure it's actually branded. I got it for cheap at a shop that was closing to move locations last week. Yes it's stainless, and had the tabs (bought the clamps at the same time). I'll see if I...
07-06-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,138
Posted By the sci guy

So I'm already contemplating changing the bars...

So I'm already contemplating changing the bars and brakes. After 6 commutes I've been able to understand how the bike fits and works a little better. I love how the Rando bars look, but the angle at...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15,254
Views: 10,980,841
Posted By the sci guy

It was good. The old brakes suck though. Not sure...

It was good. The old brakes suck though. Not sure if itís the old calipers or the old levers - so Iíll probably have to replace those.
The whole thing was a restoration with almost all original...
Forum: Commuting
07-01-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,606
Posted By the sci guy

Surly Big Easy. An investment for sure, but...

Surly Big Easy.
An investment for sure, but ticks all your boxes and more. Cargo hauler. Kid hauler. E-bike for the slopes.
You can stay loyal to Surly, and keep your Cross Check as a badhass...
Forum: Commuting
07-01-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,431
Posted By the sci guy

Lululemon has a ton of pants like this. Their ABC...

Lululemon has a ton of pants like this. Their ABC pants are well known.
Forum: Commuting
07-01-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15,254
Views: 10,980,841
Posted By the sci guy

Don't remember when the last time was I posted in...

Don't remember when the last time was I posted in here...

Still have the same '84 Raleigh Sportif as my main bike (pic take on my morning commuter in March):...
Forum: Commuting
07-01-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,952
Posted By the sci guy

Mine's about 9.75 driveway to bike rack. Going in...

Mine's about 9.75 driveway to bike rack. Going in I don't vary it, but coming home if the weather is nice and I have time I can extend it anywhere up to 20 miles. It's through a park for 80% of it,...
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