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07-11-20, 07:18 PM
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Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Roller-cam rear and canti front?

^^^^^ Roller-cam rear and canti front?
07-11-20, 04:36 PM
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Posted By madpogue

Sorry, you were saying?....

Sorry, you were saying?....
07-11-20, 03:33 PM
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Views: 3,125,901
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ "Good vibrations" shook the bike to pieces?...

^^^^^ "Good vibrations" shook the bike to pieces? +1, tape off the area and draw a chalk outline around each part.
07-11-20, 03:27 PM
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Views: 8,198,161
Posted By madpogue

And a handlebar, and a stem from a real bicycle....

And a handlebar, and a stem from a real bicycle. And brake levers, in all likelihood. And a GOOD cleaning. And ad copy that took more than a goldfish's attention span to compose.
07-11-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 56,937
Views: 8,198,161
Posted By madpogue

Or maybe the seller could find a proxy seller on...

Or maybe the seller could find a proxy seller on the mainland, which would make the bike a LOT more attractive to prospective buyers.
07-10-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Posted By madpogue

Tea, Earl Grey, hot!

Tea, Earl Grey, hot!
07-10-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 19,162
Views: 3,125,901
Posted By madpogue

Answer (2): When the seller doesn't know what...

Answer (2): When the seller doesn't know what "fixie" means. There's clearly a freewheel, and he says it has "fixed speed wheels", IOW, randomly-selected bicycle-related buzzwords that mean nothing...
07-10-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 500
Posted By madpogue

Most of what you describe about working with the...

Most of what you describe about working with the u-brake has nothing to do with it being a u-brake. A u-brake mounted on the seat stays or the fork does not present these problems, including those...
07-09-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2,819
Views: 246,262
Posted By madpogue

Size? Th-they're different?

Size? Th-they're different?
Replies: 10
Views: 193
Posted By madpogue

The Reynolds 531 label would be on the seat tube,...

The Reynolds 531 label would be on the seat tube, or possibly the downtube. But looking at the steel rims, kickstand and cheap components, it's likely a hi-ten frame, not 531. The fork is, in all...
07-09-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 461
Posted By madpogue

"You are in a helicopter." I.e. true, but...

"You are in a helicopter." I.e. true, but irrelevant. It does not mean that something marked "Made in Taiwan" is "China made", any more than a product made in Mexico, which is in North America, is...
07-09-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 461
Posted By madpogue

Marked "Made in Taiwan"? I'll bet there are...

Marked "Made in Taiwan"?

I'll bet there are several re-brands. A Taiwan-made knock-off, branded Timberlin (WI-based '90s bike/component import start-up, eventually swallowed up by Pacific), came...
07-09-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 218
Posted By madpogue

Is this a 1x11 setup? If so, see if the...

Is this a 1x11 setup? If so, see if the experience is better/worse based on what gear you're in. That would tell you if chain angle is a factor.
07-09-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,885
Posted By madpogue

Before rebushing the upper grunnion banjos.....

Before rebushing the upper grunnion banjos.....
07-08-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,885
Posted By madpogue

I recall a couple of those Solex mopeds...

I recall a couple of those Solex mopeds sputtering around my neighborhood as a kid. IIRC, several years later, Solex carbs even found their way to the first VW Rabbits imported here.
07-08-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,688
Posted By madpogue

How to avoid "racy-sporty" driving: 1) Purchase...

How to avoid "racy-sporty" driving:
1) Purchase a 1967 VW Beetle.
07-08-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By madpogue

Yeah, I blew up your photo after posting, and...

Yeah, I blew up your photo after posting, and didn't detect any markings. I wonder if there's any way to detect whether the wedge has indeed released. Just shake the bike a little, listen for a...
07-08-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,688
Posted By madpogue

I interpret the OP's grievance to be about...

I interpret the OP's grievance to be about routine maintenance, not "repair". And yes I've seen plenty of car/truck owner's manuals with information on how to change oil, rotate tires, etc. That...
07-08-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By madpogue

Rework is a good teacher. Another good...

Rework is a good teacher.

Another good reason to defer handlebar wrapping on a build/mod is that you can't be sure, before riding it, of the best position of the levers on the bar.

BTW, you are...
07-08-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 382
Posted By madpogue

I want to know what sort of mad genius came up...

I want to know what sort of mad genius came up with the idea of packaging these in a quantity of 50.
07-08-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By madpogue

My trainer has almost the exact same wheel...

My trainer has almost the exact same wheel retention as the one referenced, and it works fine on a nutted axle. What __might__ present an issue is the hanger plate for the derailleur. My bike has a...
07-08-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By madpogue

Probably included based on the assumption that...

Probably included based on the assumption that someone replacing housings on a bike so equipped will likely break one or more of the horseshoe clips trying to pop them off.
07-08-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 871
Posted By madpogue

Intriguing. How permanent is it? Would it yield,...

Intriguing. How permanent is it? Would it yield, for example, to the use of a Park Tool headset race remover?
07-08-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 56,937
Views: 8,198,161
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^ It's not in Kansas anymore (ad is gone).

^^^^^^ It's not in Kansas anymore (ad is gone).
07-08-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 629
Posted By madpogue

This ^^^^. Yes, it was in all likelihood an...

This ^^^^. Yes, it was in all likelihood an honest mistake. But an honest dealer who makes an honest mistake should cover the consequences/expenses of that mistake.

I've done it. Sold a lens on a...
07-08-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By madpogue

Yeah, the more common quill seat post has a bolt...

Yeah, the more common quill seat post has a bolt like a stem bolt. With that cam design, I'm not even sure there's a way to determine if the wedge has released. But it looks like it should be able to...
07-08-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By madpogue

Did you treat it like a quill stem, and confirm...

Did you treat it like a quill stem, and confirm that the bolt head dropped down a little, indicating that the wedge is sufficiently loose from the post body?

Why would the bolt only go 1/4 turn? I...
07-08-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,204
Posted By madpogue

Stop it, Johnny.

Stop it, Johnny.
07-08-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 629
Posted By madpogue

I would box it back up and let the seller arrange...

I would box it back up and let the seller arrange for pickup and shipment back to him (and pay for the shipment, and deal with customs, etc). Meanwhile, flag the payment with paypal or your CC...
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By madpogue

Number on the head badge will tell you the year.

Number on the head badge will tell you the year.
07-07-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,653
Posted By madpogue

Two more just popped up, based on threads in the...

Two more just popped up, based on threads in the C&V Appraisals section:

Huffy/Ford Galaxie *
Bridgestone Kabuki / Plymouth Valiant




* Interesting how so many "namesakes" insist on the...
Replies: 22
Views: 529
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ The 950/970 must be a different frame; they...

^^^^^ The 950/970 must be a different frame; they take 26-inch wheels.
07-06-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 19,162
Views: 3,125,901
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Something just occurred to me. How much you...

^^^^^ Something just occurred to me. How much you wanna bet the seller plugged "Peugeot" and the serial number in, and a blue book value for some random Peugeot CAR, for $2500, came up? I wouldn't...
07-06-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 834
Posted By madpogue

Or Heisenberg's, maybe?

Or Heisenberg's, maybe?
07-06-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By madpogue

^^^^ I've had some success with RJ's "home...

^^^^ I've had some success with RJ's "home version of the game".
07-06-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By madpogue

Did you mount the wheel the other way, to confirm...

Did you mount the wheel the other way, to confirm that it's the frame and not the wheel? Did you check that the rim is centered between the axle locknuts?
07-05-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By madpogue

Um, there's only one.

Um, there's only one.
07-05-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,433
Posted By madpogue

TV Lenny might know.

TV Lenny might know.
07-05-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 56,937
Views: 8,198,161
Posted By madpogue

Sweet deal, but the seller is a little...

Sweet deal, but the seller is a little unrealistic about how far potential buyers are willing to travel....

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d/redondo-beach-trek-tri-series/7153913634.htmlTrek...
07-04-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,433
Posted By madpogue

The upside to a thread like this -- the...

The upside to a thread like this -- the anticipated bike porn.

The downside -- the...
07-04-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 572
Posted By madpogue

It's already been suggested, just MEASURE the...

It's already been suggested, just MEASURE the chain.
07-04-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 56,937
Views: 8,198,161
Posted By madpogue

That "1970s" Trek is an '88 or '89.

That "1970s" Trek is an '88 or '89.
07-04-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 850
Posted By madpogue

The humor in this thread is scraping the bottom.

The humor in this thread is scraping the bottom.
Replies: 22
Views: 790
Posted By madpogue

Think of those paint jobs as theft deterrents.

Think of those paint jobs as theft deterrents.
07-03-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 19,162
Views: 3,125,901
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^ Actually, that would be a cool "Sting Ray...

^^^^^^ Actually, that would be a cool "Sting Ray for grownups", if it weren't for the ('wuh-wuh-wuhhhhhhh") step-through frame.
07-03-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,378
Posted By madpogue

Just catching this thread, but based on the photo...

Just catching this thread, but based on the photo in the first post, the thread title should have included "Warning, may induce vomiting"......

But yeah, happens all the time, you follow a...
07-03-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,309
Posted By madpogue

Even a finger in the edge of the frame on the...

Even a finger in the edge of the frame on the MAIN photo -- do these guys go out of their way to check as many WW check-boxes as possible?
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By madpogue

Probably not worth the ask, unless the "new...

Probably not worth the ask, unless the "new toilet paper" pandemic bike economy is exceedingly strong there. It's not much above entry level, with the stem shifters, turkey levers, steel seat post,...
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By madpogue

Tange Infinity is not high tension steel. It's at...

Tange Infinity is not high tension steel. It's at least CrMo, probably DB. But agreed, the upgrades are not consistent with the bike, more wrt. the "type" of bike that the owner is going for. Those...
07-03-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 56,937
Views: 8,198,161
Posted By madpogue

^^^^ Gotta love how the seller lumps a mid-'70s...

^^^^ Gotta love how the seller lumps a mid-'70s bike and a circa-2000 bike together as "very old".....
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