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Forum: Foo
08-16-20, 04:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 852
Posted By desconhecido

The internet is a funny place. Just yesterday I...

The internet is a funny place. Just yesterday I was perusing Jerry Coyne's site why evolution is true. (https://whyevolutionistrue.com/) If someone has an interest in a well written blog about...
07-09-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,793
Posted By desconhecido

Yeah, that's not a typical SC II. I've never...

Yeah, that's not a typical SC II. I've never seen one with the forged dropouts, only in a couple of pictures. We have a couple of 75 frames and a 74 and none has the forged dropouts. Also, never...
07-07-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,334
Posted By desconhecido

It's not a Raleigh 26 tpi headset, so that's...

It's not a Raleigh 26 tpi headset, so that's good. Raleighs of the 70s are said to have been fitted with headsets with 30.0mm cups. Before shimming the cup, I'd get an accurate as possible...
07-06-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,325
Posted By desconhecido

Room for a giant laptop and Schrodinger's cat, as...

Room for a giant laptop and Schrodinger's cat, as long as nobody was watching.
07-06-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,325
Posted By desconhecido

Surely, he would have ridden a Heisenberg...

Surely, he would have ridden a Heisenberg (https://www.greenfinder.de/e-bikes/model/?tx_gfproducts_gfproductsef%5Bproduct%5D=11792&cHash=291575efe72ec7d3419692550ba226c9). At least I think so, but...
07-06-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,727
Posted By desconhecido

That's good and the Cyclone is a better mech than...

That's good and the Cyclone is a better mech than the Simplex. Guess that the Simplex stuff changed from the mid 70s to the 80s.
07-06-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,216
Posted By desconhecido

Oh, boy. There were at least three variants of...

Oh, boy. There were at least three variants of two prong tools. I know this because I have a tool for the old Suntour freewheels and I have a couple of those and it fits fine and works well even...
07-06-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,325
Posted By desconhecido

GH6 hubs. I have two, one from a Superb and one...

GH6 hubs. I have two, one from a Superb and one from a Sprite, both early 70s. Both of these had the large flange/electical connectors on the right. Earlier Raleighs had them on the left. Don't...
07-06-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,727
Posted By desconhecido

Well, it's not a terrible bicycle and looks...

Well, it's not a terrible bicycle and looks worthy of being repaired and ridden. I'd guess that being 82 or 83 that it might not have the French standard dimensions on things.

Problem with...
07-05-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,325
Posted By desconhecido

Got a 51 Sports stepthrough a number of years ago...

Got a 51 Sports stepthrough a number of years ago and when I cleaned up the wheels it turned out to have stainless spokes and sor sort of steel alloy rims that are probably classified as some sort of...
07-05-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,287
Posted By desconhecido

Your occasional auto-shifts may be due to the...

Your occasional auto-shifts may be due to the shifter. If it didn't get done during the service, you might try to tighten it up a bit with the plastic wingnut. Be carefull, though, because all that...
07-04-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 7,597
Posted By desconhecido

I heart me some Frank Stokes. Another great of...

I heart me some Frank Stokes. Another great of the era was Charley Jordon famous for "Keep it Clean", which is appropriate to this thread. My favorite version of the Charley Jordon song was...
07-03-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 8,227
Posted By desconhecido

I don't think anybody thinks it's fun and I'd...

I don't think anybody thinks it's fun and I'd like to go out and listen to some live music and see friends and all that, but this stuff is serious and we all should be willing to do our parts. So,...
07-03-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 8,227
Posted By desconhecido

Kind of like voting by mail.

Kind of like voting by mail.
07-03-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,672
Posted By desconhecido

While playing the blues on a National Tricone.

While playing the blues on a National Tricone.
07-03-20, 12:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 764
Posted By desconhecido

Exactly what do you have against Fauci? Best I...

Exactly what do you have against Fauci? Best I can tell, he's being as straight as he can get away with considering the political situation he finds himself in.

edit:

Maybe I can explain a...
Forum: Foo
07-02-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,460
Posted By desconhecido

Well, Mr. Gravel, frugality and debt control are...

Well, Mr. Gravel, frugality and debt control are not vices. I learned the debt control lesson back in 1986 when I was making a nice living as oil field trash in Midland, TX and the bottom fell out...
Forum: Foo
07-02-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,460
Posted By desconhecido

I had hoped that one good result of this disease,...

I had hoped that one good result of this disease, though at a terrible cost, would be wider awareness of how costly normal influenza is For many years we've been told about the annual death toll and...
07-01-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 912
Posted By desconhecido

Chris Smither from a number of years ago. ...

Chris Smither from a number of years ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b708iZ5A_I
06-30-20, 01:16 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,252
Posted By desconhecido

We don't have armadillos here in Houston, but I...

We don't have armadillos here in Houston, but I have trapped numerous 'possums and racoons and one ring tailed cat. What that sucker was doing in Houston, I don't know. All were transported to Bear...
06-29-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,252
Posted By desconhecido

We've done that before, in Texas....

We've done that before, in Texas. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crash_at_Crush)
06-29-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,252
Posted By desconhecido

There used to be a Democrat politician in Texas...

There used to be a Democrat politician in Texas named James Hightower. I agreed with his positions not much as I'm politically pretty conservative. But one thing Hightower said which is poignant:...
06-29-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,252
Posted By desconhecido

Back in the early 90s there was a folk singer...

Back in the early 90s there was a folk singer sort of guy living in San Antonio who came to Texas to study conjunto music, especially the accordian. I won't judge. His name is Dave Moore and we saw...
06-29-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,252
Posted By desconhecido

And, to the extent that he's ever been a business...

And, to the extent that he's ever been a business man, rather than just a disgraced host of a rigged TV game show, he's been a bad one. He bankrupted an airline, turned what might have turned out to...
06-29-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,252
Posted By desconhecido

Been living in Texas for over 40 years. El Paso, ...

Been living in Texas for over 40 years. El Paso, Levelland, Lubbock, Midland, Crabb, Sugarland, and Houston. In my experience, most everybody is pretty tolerant and accepting and all that, but I'm...
06-29-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,252
Posted By desconhecido

Here's Chris Smither doing a cover of a Danny...

Here's Chris Smither doing a cover of a Danny O'Keefe song from the early 70s which seems to get more meaningful every day. Someone said that history may not repeat itself but it often rhymes....
06-17-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,605
Posted By desconhecido

My last couple of spoke orders have gone to...

My last couple of spoke orders have gone to http://www.wheelbuildingparts.com (http://www.wheelbuildingparts.com)They sell 14gauge Sapim "Leader" spokes for as little as $0.28 without nipples. ...
Forum: Foo
05-15-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,051
Posted By desconhecido

Ray Wylie Hubbard, famous for having written "Up...

Ray Wylie Hubbard, famous for having written "Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother," is pretty much tied for funniest man in folk music with Fred Eaglesmith. Here's Hubbard telling the story of his...
Forum: Foo
05-15-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,051
Posted By desconhecido

Ok, here's a "traditional" Texas song by an...

Ok, here's a "traditional" Texas song by an actual Texan
05-11-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By desconhecido

And all the LVNs/practical nurses, maintenance...

And all the LVNs/practical nurses, maintenance workers, assistants and other people who keep the hospitals running. People who go largely unnoticed and unheralded for not much money. Not to mention...
05-06-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By desconhecido

In late summer 1997, Cannondale bare frames....

In late summer 1997, Cannondale bare frames. without forks, were available for sale and I bought one. Don't recall the price but the frames were being discounted pretty well at the time. My...
05-04-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,336
Posted By desconhecido

I think that's correct. The saddle should be...

I think that's correct. The saddle should be adjusted fore and aft and tilt so that you don't tend to slide forward, which is no fun, but not so much that the nose of the saddle "goes for the...
05-04-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 532
Posted By desconhecido

The key to the Sheldon method is that the torque...

The key to the Sheldon method is that the torque which tightens the bolt and nut inserted into the cup is in the same direction as the torque needed to unscrew the cup. So, with LHT you tighten from...
05-04-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 532
Posted By desconhecido

The proper tool for removing the adjustable cup...

The proper tool for removing the adjustable cup (lh side) is a hook spanner such as the Sugino BB tool. There is a Park tool that might be the same functional thing and they're cheaper. I've never...
04-30-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 638
Posted By desconhecido

Not just anybody can write lyrics like that. ...

Not just anybody can write lyrics like that. Reminds me of John Prine's comment about his song Sabu Visits the Twin Cities Alone. "When I wrote this, I stayed in my room for three days. I was...
04-29-20, 02:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,142
Posted By desconhecido

Here's a dishing tool I made from a scrap piece...

Here's a dishing tool I made from a scrap piece of maple veneered plywood, a couple bits of aluminum, a brass rod that I threaded and a couple pieces of scrap cherry turned on the lathe. Compared to...
Forum: Touring
04-23-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By desconhecido

I don't know, the bike looks pretty much original...

I don't know, the bike looks pretty much original when compared to the 83 catalog picture and details, except, of course, for the bars and pedals and maybe freewheel.. Front and rear derailleurs...
04-19-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By desconhecido

Shimano HG50...

Shimano HG50 (https://www.nashbar.com/shimano-cshg50-8speed-cassette-1326t-icshg508326/p312135?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI4JCI6I316AIVAp6fCh0PQQQJEAQYASABEgL5bfD_BwE) 8 sp comes in 13-26. Don't know if...
04-14-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,487
Posted By desconhecido

Oh, boy, a challange. Found on the internet:...

Oh, boy, a challange.

Found on the internet:


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/500x667/stupidfenders_43287c5ea284f2c9d2f9bdbea69fe8dcc461d72d.png
Replies: 28
Views: 1,971
Posted By desconhecido

To get any paint to stick to the old paint you're...

To get any paint to stick to the old paint you're going to have to remove any rust, prep those areas with some sort of etch like phosphoric acid, thoroughly clean the old paint and remove any...
04-12-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,872
Posted By desconhecido

A very nice bike. Looks like yours has the same...

A very nice bike. Looks like yours has the same head tube, seat tube, and downtube decals that mine does. The photos that Francophile posted from the ebay ad seem to be of a later bike. I believe...
Replies: 16
Views: 952
Posted By desconhecido

The hub is a definitely a 3 speed as it says...

The hub is a definitely a 3 speed as it says three speed right on it. It's not going to shift in the condition it's in as the indicator chain is way out of adjustment. Judging from the looks of the...
Replies: 16
Views: 952
Posted By desconhecido

Alot like a Sports but with 27: wheels. Based...

Alot like a Sports but with 27: wheels.
Based on decal information on Kurt Kaminer's site, it appears to be 1971 or 72. Decals, white tail, seat, chain guard, all seem to me to fit in that date...
Forum: Foo
04-08-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,915
Posted By desconhecido

I never knew John Prine nor ever met him. Yet, I...

I never knew John Prine nor ever met him. Yet, I feel a great sense of sorrow with his passing. I've been a fan from about 1972.

This is one of my favorite recordings of one of my favorite John...
Forum: Foo
04-03-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,809
Posted By desconhecido

Has nobody mentioned Lance Armstrong from Plano? ...

Has nobody mentioned Lance Armstrong from Plano?
Waylon Jennings was from Littlefield.
Dan Blocker was from O'Donnell, a fact celebrated in O'Donnell to this day.
Willis Alan Ramsey, typically...
Forum: Foo
04-03-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 710
Posted By desconhecido

Up until a couple years ago, it was not easy to...

Up until a couple years ago, it was not easy to find a good American traditional style Pilsner. That is, dry and hoppy with but a hint of malt sweetness.Now there are some. St Arnold's here in...
04-02-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,765
Posted By desconhecido

I'm not sure what to make of this other than that...

I'm not sure what to make of this other than that it reminds me of the scene in "Little Big Man" where Richard Mulligan, as Custer, discusses his gonads. I always enjoyed Mulligan. Guess he did a...
Forum: Foo
03-30-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,809
Posted By desconhecido

Back in the late 70s, before I moved to Texas to...

Back in the late 70s, before I moved to Texas to become oilfield trash, I served in the army. We would go to Ft Bliss about twice a year for 2-3 weeks at a time. Back then, the two favorite El Paso...
Forum: Foo
03-30-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,809
Posted By desconhecido

Reminds me of this scene from the most excellent...

Reminds me of this scene from the most excellent movie Hell or High Water."
03-17-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,251
Posted By desconhecido

Here's an article in the New York Times:...

Here's an article in the New York Times: (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/12/world/europe/12italy-coronavirus-health-care.html)
from which:


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