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10-13-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6,704
Views: 1,602,439
Posted By Unca_Sam

Recently restored 1989 Kona Cinder Cone

I'm in love with the handling. https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20191013_120858_e899215d1e593234a403eae18a71266da4ef9968.jpg
The Kona Cinder Cone in its natural...
10-13-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 574
Posted By Unca_Sam

Most of the information on this bike comes from...

Most of the information on this bike comes from the United Kingdom and specifies Shimano components, however I wouldn't be surprised if the North American market received a different build (why else...
10-13-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 574
Posted By Unca_Sam

Finally Complete!

After touching up the numerous scrapes and chips, sourcing appropriate components, and building a wheel from the old rim and NOS Suntour freehub (the rim gave me fits and might be toast), I present a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 2,341
Views: 294,164
Posted By Unca_Sam

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20191012_080218_4c711781e44a8232e021cc6c788bd69ed259dc5c.jpg

Big Darby Creek national scenic river. Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park....
10-11-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 333
Posted By Unca_Sam

I thought about that video too, and remembered...

I thought about that video too, and remembered that the manufacturer apparently updated the design to exceed the jaw depth for the bolt cutters and disputed the result. Then it would take 2 cuts?
10-11-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 52,357
Views: 7,060,738
Posted By Unca_Sam

If you go by the number of larger frames on...

If you go by the number of larger frames on craigslist, you'd think we were shrinking as a species!

Note: I'm aware that these spend more time listed because of the size. Otherwise it'd be a...
10-11-19, 05:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 333
Posted By Unca_Sam

Bring your bike inside! Leaving your bike outside...

Bring your bike inside! Leaving your bike outside gives up your greatest protection, surprise. A prepared thief will defeat any lock quickly under cover of darkness.
Besides, components suffer from...
10-11-19, 12:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 333
Posted By Unca_Sam

I think the tigr lock you linked to should be...

I think the tigr lock you linked to should be sufficient for quick stops. I wasn't interested in spending that much to drop weight I didn't always need to carry.

Remember, 99% of the time you only...
10-10-19, 11:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 333
Posted By Unca_Sam

Not specific to Chicago, but lock appearances can...

Not specific to Chicago, but lock appearances can matter as much as time to defeat. I considered that lock until I found a Kryptonite mini 7 at a good price.

How and where you're locking your bike...
10-10-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 725
Posted By Unca_Sam

https://youtu.be/w-wbWGwZ7_k

https://youtu.be/w-wbWGwZ7_k
10-10-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 308
Posted By Unca_Sam

+1 for OxyClean for set-in sweat and food stains....

+1 for OxyClean for set-in sweat and food stains. It's the only thing that's going to work short of dry cleaning. Expect it to kill your elastic after a couple of uses, so only use it as long as...
10-10-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,450
Posted By Unca_Sam

...Or trade for a B-17 Imperial. That's what...

...Or trade for a B-17 Imperial. That's what punching and lacing accomplishes.
10-10-19, 04:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,450
Posted By Unca_Sam

I wanted to add that the b 17 styles can also be...

I wanted to add that the b 17 styles can also be used for upright since they're wide enough.
10-10-19, 04:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,450
Posted By Unca_Sam

Shape determines function. B-67 saddles are for...

Shape determines function. B-67 saddles are for upright riding, and have a suspension. B17 saddles are for more aggressive positions, and the Swifts and Swallows are considered racing style.
If the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2,341
Views: 294,164
Posted By Unca_Sam

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20190810_072732_09df9e94e617be66e4ead74dc008480a41edacd4.jpg

Early morning, midsummer, Antrim Lake
10-09-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 574
Posted By Unca_Sam

Selected components

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Full spread! Handlebar, stem, and seatpost came with the bike. Seatpost...
10-09-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2,158
Views: 370,168
Posted By Unca_Sam

1994 oclv 5200

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Quick as the wind! ...
10-09-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,450
Posted By Unca_Sam

:lol: I didn't even mess around with it, i...

:lol:

I didn't even mess around with it, i just bought it with the first bike.

That bike had a WTB SST saddle on it and that was super uncomfortable.
10-09-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 651
Posted By Unca_Sam

Wholehearted agreement. Likely bureaucratic quota...

Wholehearted agreement. Likely bureaucratic quota fulfillment.
"We need another 5 miles of bike infrastructure to meet the qualifications for this grant. To satisfy the letter of the grant language,...
10-09-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,538
Posted By Unca_Sam

I'm not Could you pay the fine for "practicing...

I'm not
Could you pay the fine for "practicing without a license?"

:D
10-09-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,538
Posted By Unca_Sam

Helpful tip for interpersonal relations: NEVER...

Helpful tip for interpersonal relations:
NEVER discount someone else's feelings regarding a stimulus; they feel what they feel and you're not in a position to tell them otherwise.

Instead: Accept...
10-09-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,538
Posted By Unca_Sam

I'm glad you got that in. Do you feel better now?

I'm glad you got that in. Do you feel better now?
10-09-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By Unca_Sam

What no one mentioned are the consequences of not...

What no one mentioned are the consequences of not being close enough.

Bicycle chains come in different widths. Drivetrain components are spaced so the desired number of gears ends up on the...
10-08-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 651
Posted By Unca_Sam

Sharrows in practice are useless. In Columbus,...

Sharrows in practice are useless. In Columbus, they added sharrows primarily to secondary residential feeders, and to arterials not suited to a road diet with dedicated bike lanes. That means our...
10-08-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By Unca_Sam

Yes, their quick links are reusable.

Yes, their quick links are reusable.
10-08-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 600
Posted By Unca_Sam

Aluminum bearings? :foo:

Aluminum bearings? :foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 469
Posted By Unca_Sam

gyroscopic stabilization?

gyroscopic stabilization?
10-08-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By Unca_Sam

:( You're right. I'll go sit in the corner now....

:( You're right. I'll go sit in the corner now. BTW, this is apparently a 1/8" chain, so it should work on the IGH setups described.
10-08-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 600
Posted By Unca_Sam

Use some Oranj Peelz from Pedros. Limit contact...

Use some Oranj Peelz from Pedros. Limit contact to bare metals only.
10-08-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By Unca_Sam

Measure across the rivet pins, and check here...

Measure across the rivet pins, and check here (https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/chain-compatibility) for # of speeds intended. While you can use any chain for single speed or where...
10-08-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By Unca_Sam

For gravel/Cyclocross?

For gravel/Cyclocross?
10-08-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,891
Posted By Unca_Sam

I had this question not too long ago, while I...

I had this question not too long ago, while I planned around a rebuilt set of PL 6207 pedals. Ebay doesn't work for a size 43/44 foot, so I was left looking at $150 shoes. I settled for these:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 469
Posted By Unca_Sam

I think if you brake, the 'flywheel' could pull...

I think if you brake, the 'flywheel' could pull you off the front rollers and throw you backwards?
10-08-19, 04:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 704
Posted By Unca_Sam

Saddle soap will soften the leather a little, as...

Saddle soap will soften the leather a little, as well as adding some wax for water resistance. Neither of these things are bad for a parched saddle.
10-06-19, 05:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 814
Posted By Unca_Sam

Kimmo: the engineers involved here were concerned...

Kimmo: the engineers involved here were concerned with how to 'cleverly' kill two birds with one stone. I'm sure they saved gobs of money simply because they didn't need to shut down a production...
Forum: Foo
10-05-19, 05:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 400
Posted By Unca_Sam

🤢 Vets say they do it because cats require...

🤢

Vets say they do it because cats require more protein (obligate carnivore) and excrete more in feces. Dogs can derive some nutrition from it, but it's better to provide more protein in food and...
10-04-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 814
Posted By Unca_Sam

I don't know who makes the hubs...

I don't know who makes the hubs (https://www.dtswiss.com/en/), but Brouwerij Huyghe makes this tremen-dous beer (https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/180/1385/).
Forum: For Sale
10-04-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By Unca_Sam

This is a dangerous idea...

This is a dangerous idea...
Forum: For Sale
10-04-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By Unca_Sam

I saw your post about the hoard before and was...

I saw your post about the hoard before and was titillated about a hoard of nice old bikes, but I had the impression you were near Sandusky. Are you actually near Westerville, or is that jersey more...
10-03-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 52,357
Views: 7,060,738
Posted By Unca_Sam

Dyna drive 600 series pedals are actually cheap...

Dyna drive 600 series pedals are actually cheap on Ebay because no one wants them... The adapters on the other hand...
10-03-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17,843
Views: 2,796,790
Posted By Unca_Sam

At least that one has a three-piece crank, and...

At least that one has a three-piece crank, and the seller took enough care to take the picture from the drive side.

There's a decal I wasn't able to completely read on the NDS of Tribike's...
10-03-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 711
Posted By Unca_Sam

I am interested in the Wahoo cadence sensor. I'm...

I am interested in the Wahoo cadence sensor. I'm not sure about others since I'm still researching it. I thought I had a solution with Strava and external sensors. It still seems possible, but...
10-03-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 711
Posted By Unca_Sam

Let's refine the question

Is there a way to do this without having to buy 4 sets of wireless speed and cadence sensors?

I would like to track rides on any bike, and wouldn't mind having cadence and maps on demand rather...
10-02-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 17,843
Views: 2,796,790
Posted By Unca_Sam

Looks like a cheap branded bike, la GMC Denali....

Looks like a cheap branded bike, la GMC Denali. One piece crank is a sure giveaway.
10-02-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 704
Posted By Unca_Sam

:lol First thought when you said you have...

:lol

First thought when you said you have lots of lanolin just grazing: "I wonder if he's in NZ?" The I peeped your location!

Fluid film has no solvent, which makes me wonder how it stays...
10-02-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 503
Posted By Unca_Sam

You're right about facing, though I understood it...

You're right about facing, though I understood it to be more about removing paint and correcting manufacturing tolerances to ensure that both faces are in fact parallel. The issue is that when the...
10-02-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 843
Posted By Unca_Sam

There's a separate and equally valid practice of...

There's a separate and equally valid practice of placing the stem in the middle of the inflation information for easy reference...
10-02-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 814
Posted By Unca_Sam

Fantastic! Here, I thought cartridge...

Fantastic!

Here, I thought cartridge bearings were an upgrade. Apparently, only if well designed.

IIRC, these hubs are adapted through-axle hubs. Poorly, it seems.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,010
Posted By Unca_Sam

No one mentioned headwinds yet.

No one mentioned headwinds yet.
10-02-19, 04:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 704
Posted By Unca_Sam

Fluid film is aerosolized pure lanolin. It never...

Fluid film is aerosolized pure lanolin. It never dries out. It's an effective air barrier to curb rust from forming and to repel water. I like it for old chrome parts on a bike after I remove the...
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