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Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,280
Posted By Aubergine

I would consider changing the seat post and stem...

I would consider changing the seat post and stem to silver, which will brighten the look. But the handlebar tape will make a big difference.
05-23-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,914
Posted By Aubergine

Kurt, I blame the mechanic (me) too. I adjusted...

Kurt, I blame the mechanic (me) too. I adjusted the derailleur when I put it on the bike, so I take responsibility. I just hoped to save other C&V spokes from the
same fate. :)
05-23-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,914
Posted By Aubergine

Ha. Well, I figure that arguing over C&V...

Ha. Well, I figure that arguing over C&V equipment shouldn’t become too serious. :-) I like Suntour dérailleurs a lot as well — I have a VGT on Old Peugeot #2 — so I actually would have been content...
05-23-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,914
Posted By Aubergine

Not all limit screws have springs. Mine did not.

Not all limit screws have springs. Mine did not.
05-23-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,914
Posted By Aubergine

A cautionary tale for old derailleurs

It is a gooood idea to check the limit screws and add a coat of loctite if they are at all loose. I am off today to the bike shop to replace the nine rear drive side spokes that sheared when the...
Forum: For Sale
05-23-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,319
Posted By Aubergine

The Orbea has been sold. The other three frames...

The Orbea has been sold. The other three frames are on the Seattle Craigslist under the Bikes section. I am not the seller at this point.

If you want to donate parts, I believe there is a co-op in...
Forum: Introductions
05-22-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By Aubergine

Welcome to BF!

Welcome to BF!
Forum: Introductions
05-21-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 578
Posted By Aubergine

Welcome! I lived in Sandy Eggo and rode my...

Welcome! I lived in Sandy Eggo and rode my motorcycle all through the desert. It’s beautiful country out there. I hope you enjoy your bike!
05-13-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 603
Posted By Aubergine

Next up, you need a Molteni Merckx. Then a...

Next up, you need a Molteni Merckx. Then a Pepita. Then a Holdsworth Competition . . .
05-11-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,635
Posted By Aubergine

I have improved those BSOs by replacing the...

I have improved those BSOs by replacing the knobbies with lighter, non-knobbed tires. They don’t need to be fabulous tires, just better for the usual street riding.
05-10-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,148
Posted By Aubergine

I parked the Tandem in the shed for a few months...

I parked the Tandem in the shed for a few months but got it back out again to finish it off. After working on it a bit the last three days it is close to done. As should be obvious, the timing chain...
08-20-18, 08:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,148
Posted By Aubergine

Building a Gitane Tandem

Last summer I bought a Gitane Sports Tandem from a man who was retiring and moving to Corsica. He had collected most of the parts (plus a few extras) but had not put it all together yet. This is what...
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