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04-19-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 675
Posted By UKFan4Sure

If it were me, I'd get the training/education and...

If it were me, I'd get the training/education and become and electronics tech. Been there, done it. For me, it opened so many doors and raised my family. You can eventually branch out to computer or...
Forum: Touring
04-19-20, 03:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,667
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Well personally, I think the surest way to make a...

Well personally, I think the surest way to make a man complete the impossible, is to tell him that he can't do it. But that said, SHOULD he do it? Like others have said, I vote an emphatic "no". ...
04-15-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,157
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Free bump. Seems to me the groupset is worth the...

Free bump. Seems to me the groupset is worth the asking price!
04-15-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,280
Posted By UKFan4Sure

If I bought one, from that moment forward, every...

If I bought one, from that moment forward, every part I lost would be aluminum or brass.... :(
Forum: Touring
04-15-20, 06:20 AM
Forum: Touring
04-15-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,129
Posted By UKFan4Sure

We manage just fine, great actually. I go ride,...

We manage just fine, great actually. I go ride, and she stays home. Perfect for me, perfect for her.
04-15-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 2,340
Views: 760,163
Posted By UKFan4Sure

1986 and 1988 Voyageurs. Both mine. Can't make...

1986 and 1988 Voyageurs. Both mine. Can't make up my mind which to keep. The Emerald Green 88 is more my size, but the 86 British Pine is more of the kind of eye candy and still fits fairly well. ...
04-15-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 446
Posted By UKFan4Sure

The frame only came in ONE size? Plus, no...

The frame only came in ONE size? Plus, no kickstand?! What a rip-off!
04-15-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,685
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I've owned several bikes with the scalloped...

I've owned several bikes with the scalloped headset nuts. I've never purchased the tool. And I've never buggered them up either. Where there is a will, there's a way. :innocent:
04-15-20, 05:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 653
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I agree. Bikes that were intended to be painted,...

I agree. Bikes that were intended to be painted, with the chrome being done for protection for the frame only, tend to be of poor finish quality with scratches in the steel that look unsightly. ...
04-15-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,280
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I've lost so many single ball bearings, even when...

I've lost so many single ball bearings, even when being careful, I couldn't count them all. Then, after spending an enormous amount of time looking for one, it suddenly appears like an angel had...
Forum: Touring
04-11-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,730
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I got the stand today and installed it. It weighs...

I got the stand today and installed it. It weighs in at 589g, so about 1.3 pounds. The drive side clears the crank, but the non-drive side doesn't, I can get about 340 degrees of rotation when...
Forum: Touring
04-11-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Interesting story: I once lived in Huntsville,...

Interesting story: I once lived in Huntsville, Alabama and worked as an Electronics Technician at the Post Office there. There was a mail clerk there who tinkered around with writing songs. He used...
Forum: Touring
04-11-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,730
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Love the old Triumphs. My friend had a...

Love the old Triumphs. My friend had a Thunderbird I often borrowed a couple of summers ago. Loved it!
04-10-20, 12:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,122
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I wanted to go work at the Harley Davidson parts...

I wanted to go work at the Harley Davidson parts department, but my wife said "no".....
04-09-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 792
Posted By UKFan4Sure

But how much would you lose in the extra weight?

But how much would you lose in the extra weight?
04-09-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,122
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I was building bikes for a local LBS until one...

I was building bikes for a local LBS until one day I went to pick up a few to build, and the day manager said he didn't have time to grab me a few at the time I showed up. Nor would he give me a time...
04-09-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,710
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Looks like a mirror I haven't seen before. Nice,...

Looks like a mirror I haven't seen before. Nice, the way it attaches!
04-09-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 42,194
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Very nice! That's a really tall one! I just...

Very nice! That's a really tall one! I just recently finished my '88.
04-09-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,122
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Ahhhh.... Disc brakes. It wasn't until I...

Ahhhh.... Disc brakes. It wasn't until I acquired this little tool, that things got easier....

...
Forum: Touring
04-09-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,730
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I guess I was stating my experience, but I've...

I guess I was stating my experience, but I've never locked the front brake as others have "clue-fully" pointed out should be done. I would assume my problem was the wind causing the bars to rotate...
Forum: Touring
04-09-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,730
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I'm looking at this one. I read the Q and A...

I'm looking at this one. I read the Q and A section and it says the cranks can be rotated while the legs are down. One person even said they even sat on the bike while the stand was down. I would...
Forum: Touring
04-09-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,730
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I'm trying to see your point of view, but if I'm...

I'm trying to see your point of view, but if I'm willing to tote the extra weight, where's the harm? You have to admit, putting that double-legged stand up, firmly planted to the ground widely in two...
04-09-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,710
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I'll be dad Bern. Nice hat.

I'll be dad Bern. Nice hat.
Forum: Touring
04-09-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,730
Posted By UKFan4Sure

The only confusing part would be the mount, I...

The only confusing part would be the mount, I suppose. Here is a photo from Amazon, showing it mounts with quite a tall stack. I just don't know that I want to add almost 3 pounds with this thing. ...
Forum: Touring
04-09-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,730
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Intersting. Looks extremely sturdy according to...

Intersting. Looks extremely sturdy according to this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kGKNxcu3Y0
Forum: Touring
04-09-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,730
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I think this nails it. For me, the extra pound...

I think this nails it. For me, the extra pound or so just won't matter considering the value of being able to flop down a stand and hold my bike up. All is takes is one slight breeze to blow a bike...
04-07-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,138
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Interesting, I kinda like my Tour Rides... I have...

Interesting, I kinda like my Tour Rides... I have Schwalbe Marathon Plus on my other bike, and blind folded, I couldn't tell the difference. In fact, 73% of Amazon ratings are 5 star, with an...
Forum: Touring
04-06-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,730
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Wow, thank you everyone for your input. Thanks...

Wow, thank you everyone for your input. Thanks Cyccommute for your photos. My daughter and son-in-law are in Denver. He just got his first gravel bike. We may be planning a ride somewhere in the area...
Forum: Touring
04-06-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,730
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Show Me Your Kickstand? Or Is That Too Personal?

I know a lot of people frown on kickstands either because of the weight, the chance it mars the paint, or the chance it might crush the chain stays. I resisted the temptation, but eventually put the...
04-06-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,636
Posted By UKFan4Sure

What I find amazing in my area, is indeed all of...

What I find amazing in my area, is indeed all of the shop owners know each other. It's actually quite a fraternity. I've never heard another owner say a bad word about another. I've even heard...
04-06-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,162
Posted By UKFan4Sure

25" is a lot longer legs than I have. Beautiful...

25" is a lot longer legs than I have. Beautiful color!
04-01-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 56,937
Views: 8,198,299
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Top of the line Panasonic! ...

Top of the line Panasonic!

https://louisville.craigslist.org/bik/d/louisville-panasonic-dx-6000-road/7099574430.html

...
03-31-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 785
Posted By UKFan4Sure

How ya gonna sell this in the CoVid19 days we...

How ya gonna sell this in the CoVid19 days we live in? :)
03-30-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I had a 950 recently, but I could not get used to...

I had a 950 recently, but I could not get used to that long top tube. It was uncomfortable for me...
03-30-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 200
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Paramount Labeled Yeller Water Bottle Cages -- $20 Shipped

They are Yeller.... That's for sure.


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3 Yeller ones...
03-30-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Look Pedals -- $25 Shipped in Cont. US

Have a Look? Thanks..

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_3213_f3726abda07fb0aac02c6cbf4ade4e599f3c4600.jpg...
03-30-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,394
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Sizing on the stem, please? Interested.

Sizing on the stem, please? Interested.
03-30-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 841
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I don't trust your reports. I've never had any...

I don't trust your reports. I've never had any trouble using one. A chain checker doesn't mysteriously go out of tolerance and suddenly show a 0.5% error. If it does, I'd suspect the chain...
03-30-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 841
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Why go to all the trouble to remove the chain,...

Why go to all the trouble to remove the chain, when these little tools exist? They should be in every tool box.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJfTulNH4sk
03-30-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,629
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I can't believe this conversation exists. Think...

I can't believe this conversation exists. Think of all of the other ways you can catch this disease. The bike should be the least of the worries. Of course, what do I know?
03-30-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,143
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I use paraffin candles from Hobby Lobby and buy a...

I use paraffin candles from Hobby Lobby and buy a bottle of liquid lantern oil at the same time. I heat the candles, remove the wicks from the liquid, and pour in a bit of lantern oil. After mixing,...
03-29-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,127
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I've inverted the photos. I don't even know if...

I've inverted the photos. I don't even know if it's still for sale since this was posted in January.

...
03-29-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 805
Posted By UKFan4Sure

So what you are tounge-in-cheek saying is, some...

So what you are tounge-in-cheek saying is, some members of BF C&V simply weren't smart enough, or privileged enough, or qualified enough to know how to vote on the issue? Interesting. Maybe we need...
03-29-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 805
Posted By UKFan4Sure

"We"? Who is we?

"We"? Who is we?
03-29-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 805
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I agree with this. "Vintage" specifies an age,...

I agree with this. "Vintage" specifies an age, not a criteria of someone's opinion about it's build, materials, or componentry.
03-29-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,578
Posted By UKFan4Sure

In 'murica anymore, they don't even bother to...

In 'murica anymore, they don't even bother to chase shoplifters. If you hurt one while in pursuit, you're goose is cooked.
Forum: Touring
03-28-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,104
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Click on Paul's video above. When it starts...

Click on Paul's video above. When it starts playing, click on "watch on YouTube". Once it's open and playing in YouTube, you hit the subscribe button.
03-28-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By UKFan4Sure

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDwH0QOnn_Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDwH0QOnn_Y
03-28-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,201
Posted By UKFan4Sure

And the Sprint versions were pretty rare. Sprint...

And the Sprint versions were pretty rare. Sprint had a pretty short run, but was outstanding stuff.
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