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08-14-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 384
Posted By Unca_Sam

It's because the tube wall is significantly...

It's because the tube wall is significantly thinner and latex has significantly more elasticity than butyl rubber. A leak at tire pressures is likely smaller than a pinhole when the tube is inflated...
08-14-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,929
Posted By Unca_Sam

Most posts likely aren't referring to Campy...

Most posts likely aren't referring to Campy...
08-13-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 384
Posted By Unca_Sam

The tires sound different on the pavement, and...

The tires sound different on the pavement, and the slightly decreased weight plus reduced rolling resistance should result in a faster compliant ride, all things considered.
Of course if you're...
08-13-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 290
Posted By Unca_Sam

:foo: interesting process, that! What's...

:foo: interesting process, that!

What's served me well goes like this:

With the derailleur mounted and no cable tension, set the high limit. Do that by lining the upper pulley teeth up with...
08-13-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 384
Posted By Unca_Sam

I bought self adhesive patches for that...

I bought self adhesive patches for that likelihood. I was using a 'challenged' turbo cotton with a small cut in the tread that I believed I had adequately repaired when I heard the hiss. The tube had...
08-12-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19,415
Views: 3,173,401
Posted By Unca_Sam

I, uh, have one of those in use. It's quite...

I, uh, have one of those in use. It's quite handy, though you might have to move a few bikes if the one you want is buried.
08-12-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 57,587
Views: 8,374,546
Posted By Unca_Sam

57 1972 Fuji Newest Racer

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08-12-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,261
Posted By Unca_Sam

Jumped right on this!

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Someone listed a pair of used 7 speed Suntour command...
08-12-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,929
Posted By Unca_Sam

Yes, usually. There are missteps along the way...

Yes, usually. There are missteps along the way (What are chainstay U-brakes, Alex?).
08-12-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 859
Posted By Unca_Sam

BAH! I've found these threads entertaining...

BAH!

I've found these threads entertaining in the past, but never considered entry because I've never anticipated picking up any bike in the sub $100 range. Around here that's a rusty huffy/free...
08-11-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 19,415
Views: 3,173,401
Posted By Unca_Sam

You should go and tell them that the bike...

You should go and tell them that the bike probably fits, but they shouldn't expect to be able to touch the ground while in the saddle comfortably...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 03:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By Unca_Sam

I thought so, then I looked at all of them...

I thought so, then I looked at all of them closer. The Cell looks to be a good value at first blush. All of the bikes you listed are using Shimano's two lower named groups. Since Shimano still...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By Unca_Sam

I'd be partial to the Trek 1000. At least in the...

I'd be partial to the Trek 1000. At least in the US, there's a website that can help you identify the year by bike color (usually capped at 2 colors per model) from there, you can look up components....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By Unca_Sam

Where are you? Your profile doesn't say much. ...

Where are you? Your profile doesn't say much.
the biggest problem I see is that you listed two disparate bike sizes. It's going to be quite a rare individual who is as comfortable on a 59 cm frame...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,383
Posted By Unca_Sam

Waistpack?

These are targeted at MTB riders, but I think a 50 oz pack would be a great supplement two the 40-50oz you already have in bottles. They make larger ones, too....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,383
Posted By Unca_Sam

:roflmao2:Instant hunchback!

:roflmao2:Instant hunchback!
08-09-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 57,587
Views: 8,374,546
Posted By Unca_Sam

I like the seller. I'll never meet or talk to the...

I like the seller. I'll never meet or talk to the guy, but he hit all the right notes in the ad copy.
08-09-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 633
Posted By Unca_Sam

Was the chain also replaced? You should check...

Was the chain also replaced?
You should check your indexing.
https://youtu.be/UkZxPIZ1ngY
08-09-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 57,587
Views: 8,374,546
Posted By Unca_Sam

Every criterium geometry 'dale I see is a 56 or...

Every criterium geometry 'dale I see is a 56 or larger...😓
08-09-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 19,415
Views: 3,173,401
Posted By Unca_Sam

Wacky because it's not over $250?

Wacky because it's not over $250?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By Unca_Sam

This is less than $500

https://www.ebay.com/itm/203028334995
fulcrum 5 27H from Italy. 🤷‍♂️
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By Unca_Sam

Bummer, man.

Bummer, man.
08-08-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 57,587
Views: 8,374,546
Posted By Unca_Sam

Titanium DEAN tri-bike

Here's something you don't see every day... $1,300 too...
https://columbus.craigslist.org/bik/d/columbus-vintage-titanium-tri-bike/7173831540.html...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 814
Posted By Unca_Sam

Wait, how do you know about braking in the rain?...

Wait, how do you know about braking in the rain? :D

This seems like something Kool Stop would want to know about. Frankly, they're probably the only ones who can answer as well.
08-07-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 800
Posted By Unca_Sam

Try dropping tire pressure a little.

Try dropping tire pressure a little.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 814
Posted By Unca_Sam

While I don't typically ride in the vicinity of...

While I don't typically ride in the vicinity of the Devil's *******, I'm curious about why and how the salmon pads stop working at such unholy temperatures.
08-07-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 57,587
Views: 8,374,546
Posted By Unca_Sam

This is asked frequently, and frequently the...

This is asked frequently, and frequently the response is, "No."
Which lugged aluminum frames fell apart?
08-07-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3,029
Views: 264,309
Posted By Unca_Sam

Still looking for a trade on these handlebars. ...

Still looking for a trade on these handlebars.
Thanks to hazetguy for his offer.
08-07-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 528
Posted By Unca_Sam

You don't mention which clipless standard you're...

You don't mention which clipless standard you're using. If you're using 'road' pedals, it's possible that you're using SPD-SL cleats like these....
08-07-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 800
Posted By Unca_Sam

IMO, comfort trumps period correctness for...

IMO, comfort trumps period correctness for saddles. If this is a favorite rider, put whatever you are most comfortable riding on and keep the original for pictures. 😉

If you are unhappy with the...
08-06-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 19,415
Views: 3,173,401
Posted By Unca_Sam

Does anyone else do this?

It lets me wonder if someone came back to their locked bike with cut cables and a missing cockpit. ...
08-06-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 57,587
Views: 8,374,546
Posted By Unca_Sam

That's why they're a deal, and also pristine. ;)

That's why they're a deal, and also pristine. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 814
Posted By Unca_Sam

Yes, toe-in is great for braking modulation and...

Yes, toe-in is great for braking modulation and reducing squeal. Kool Stop mountain type pads have patented(?) angled tips that face the back of the bike, supposedly to clear debris and water from...
08-06-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3,029
Views: 264,309
Posted By Unca_Sam

26 for 25.4?

These handlebars were listed as 25.4, but the clamp measures 25.9 :(.
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08-06-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 57,587
Views: 8,374,546
Posted By Unca_Sam

Masi Grand Criterium

I know it's not exactly C&V, but it's still an unridden bike with a full Athena group. $1,500 list price.

2014. 58 cm. Full campagnolo , all original. Never ridden....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 814
Posted By Unca_Sam

Though I don't consider GCN to be the pinnacle of...

Though I don't consider GCN to be the pinnacle of third party testing, it might be that testing multiple pads can be too time consuming on a complex system like a bike.

The simplest test I can...
Forum: Touring
08-05-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By Unca_Sam

I guess as long as we're sharing... ...

I guess as long as we're sharing...
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08-05-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 828
Views: 82,815
Posted By Unca_Sam

Old growth timber isn't like modern farmed trees....

Old growth timber isn't like modern farmed trees. Just like brazed steel frames aren't like modern production frames. Sometimes, they don't make them like they used to, and it's not an improvement.
Forum: Touring
08-05-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By Unca_Sam

Ha! That's my setup! I'm thinking about bidding...

Ha! That's my setup! I'm thinking about bidding anyway. Does anyone have use for the Tara front rack?
I had to modify the Cargo rack because some of the bolts had been over-tightened, and the light...
08-04-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 57,587
Views: 8,374,546
Posted By Unca_Sam

😬 I mean, you could do worse for a first...

😬
I mean, you could do worse for a first aluminum bike, right?
Someone else should take you up on this...
08-04-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,054
Posted By Unca_Sam

What color is the bike paint? Are you using...

What color is the bike paint? Are you using blacked out components, silver, etc.
Bottom line, go with Oil Slick anodized.
08-04-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,054
Posted By Unca_Sam

Ok, but how do you do it with barcons? ...

Ok, but how do you do it with barcons?
:innocent:
08-03-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3,029
Views: 264,309
Posted By Unca_Sam

Karma, eh? This be witchcraft! Wait, no...

Karma, eh? This be witchcraft!

Wait, no wheels? Then perhaps a curse.
08-03-20, 02:38 PM
08-03-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3,029
Views: 264,309
Posted By Unca_Sam

It's frankly a waste of the spice, since it...

It's frankly a waste of the spice, since it doesn't stay put. Capsaicin can be infused into a carrier oil and sprayed after blending with a surfactant and water. It's OK for rodents, but deer have to...
08-03-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By Unca_Sam

This is a good deal, if you wear a 48.

This is a good deal, if you wear a 48.
08-02-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3,029
Views: 264,309
Posted By Unca_Sam

Mammals, in general, with varying degrees of...

Mammals, in general, with varying degrees of sensitivity. Squirrels are said to be 1000x more sensitive than humans to it.
08-01-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,053
Posted By Unca_Sam

Fascinating history and current engineering...

Fascinating history and current engineering (https://www.nasa.gov/specials/wheels/)

For rugged terrain without roads or tracks, spring mesh tires (made from nickel titanium memory alloy) is the...
08-01-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By Unca_Sam

The rim manufacturer generally publishes rim...

The rim manufacturer generally publishes rim information. You should try there if it's not on the website.
08-01-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 57,587
Views: 8,374,546
Posted By Unca_Sam

:lol: Wow! $100 off, what a deal! This...

:lol:
Wow! $100 off, what a deal!
This strategy works, sadly.
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