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02-13-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,291
Posted By tkamd73

Silly assertion that you think you can ride a...

Silly assertion that you think you can ride a carbon frame forever, carbon fiber pretty much does have an infinite life, the resins bonding the carbon fibers, not so much. Time is still the enemy....
02-13-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,291
Posted By tkamd73

Never said anything about fatigue, and oh yeah,...

Never said anything about fatigue, and oh yeah, he did crash it, and they do fail.
Tim
02-13-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,025
Posted By tkamd73

If it were mine, and I rode it from Boston to...

If it were mine, and I rode it from Boston to Seattle in my youth, pretty awesome by the way, I would strip it, have the frame restored to its original glory, and hang it on a prominent wall in my...
02-13-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,163
Posted By tkamd73

Very pretty, but if you plan on actually putting...

Very pretty, but if you plan on actually putting some miles on your bike, itís a lot of money to pay for single pivot brakes, and derailleurs that donít shift any better then your basic Suntour. That...
02-13-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,291
Posted By tkamd73

In my opinion, at 60,000 on a composite bike, you...

In my opinion, at 60,000 on a composite bike, you should hang that frame on the wall, for all to admire, and replace it. Crash or no crash.
Tim
02-11-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,949
Posted By tkamd73

Sorry, I guess the grass wasnít long enough. Tim

Sorry, I guess the grass wasnít long enough.
Tim
02-10-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 23,388
Posted By tkamd73

I don’t name inanimate objects, I have enough...

I don’t name inanimate objects, I have enough trouble with the names of the animate in my life. However I do refer to my bikes by their brand and or model.
Tim
02-10-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,158
Posted By tkamd73

My 1978 Supercourse, built up from a NOS...

My 1978 Supercourse, built up from a NOS replacement frame.
Tim
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02-10-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,163
Posted By tkamd73

Building up a bike is not cheap, even buying used...

Building up a bike is not cheap, even buying used components that you recondition yourself, you’ll never recoup your costs, if you care about that kind of stuff. I don’t, its a hobby, its...
02-10-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,163
Posted By tkamd73

Thanks! Every bike in my small fleet is probably...

Thanks! Every bike in my small fleet is probably something that would probably work for you. Almost all my bikes started out as frames that I picked up from somewhere, and the most I ever paid was...
02-09-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,163
Posted By tkamd73

Yeah, people do that! Bought this frame off of...

Yeah, people do that! Bought this frame off of eBay, for 300 dollars, and built it up.
Tim

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02-08-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By tkamd73

That Cannondale build is awesome! Post the ATX...

That Cannondale build is awesome! Post the ATX when finished please.
Tim
02-05-21, 12:02 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,090
Posted By tkamd73

Two inch ice cube, covered with bourbon. Tim

Two inch ice cube, covered with bourbon.
Tim
02-02-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,337
Posted By tkamd73

I like rules #5 and #8 the best! Tim

I like rules #5 and #8 the best!
Tim
02-01-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,544
Posted By tkamd73

You are correct sir, 25.5” serial no. 176132,...

You are correct sir, 25.5” serial no. 176132, which makes it number 7 out of 100 for 1985.
Obviously the Minneapolis seller isn’t that good at sleuthing on the Vintage Trek site, listing it as a...
01-31-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,544
Posted By tkamd73

I think 8 is a great number, was determined to...

I think 8 is a great number, was determined to stop at 7, and that lasted about a year and a half. Just picked up a Trek 670 from another forum member, couldnít resist. But thatís it, no more! Guess...
01-26-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,312
Posted By tkamd73

I find the best tool is a large rubber mallet,...

I find the best tool is a large rubber mallet, sometimes it takes a few tries, just stuff the excess into the bar, if it’s a lot, I’ll trim it a bit.
Better quality plugs help too, I throw away, the...
01-26-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,520
Posted By tkamd73

Only have one vintage bike with a kickstand, and...

Only have one vintage bike with a kickstand, and it came that way from the factory.
Bike is very stable when used, no worry about chain stay, or frame damage, and weight is not an issue, bike weighs...
01-19-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 794
Posted By tkamd73

That’s a repaint! Tim

That’s a repaint!
Tim
01-17-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,566
Posted By tkamd73

Litespud Nice analogy, all my bikes except one...

Litespud Nice analogy, all my bikes except one are DT shifter, a bit more effort, just like my TR6. But very enjoyable.
Tim

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01-15-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,414
Posted By tkamd73

🍿 I was taught top to bottom by a mech at my...

🍿 I was taught top to bottom by a mech at my local Schwinn dealer, back in the early 70s. Every bike on the floor was wrapped that way, and it was a fairly large shop.
Of course all the bikes back...
01-10-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 21,861
Posted By tkamd73

Sorry, I know I posted this 2 years ago, but it...

Sorry, I know I posted this 2 years ago, but it has been re-done a bit
Tim

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01-06-21, 12:41 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,912
Posted By tkamd73

Well I’ve got a 1983 Champione del Mondo, that I...

Well I’ve got a 1983 Champione del Mondo, that I still put a lot of annual miles on, that should stand for something.
Tim
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01-06-21, 12:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 625
Posted By tkamd73

Remove the cables, remove the tape from the bars,...

Remove the cables, remove the tape from the bars, remove the brake levers from the bars. Then install the hoods onto the brake levers. reinstall the brake levers onto the bars, cables, then tape.
Do...
01-06-21, 12:03 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,681
Posted By tkamd73

Since 1961. Tim

Since 1961.
Tim
01-04-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,085
Posted By tkamd73

You want a kickstand, buy an old Schwinn,...

You want a kickstand, buy an old Schwinn, otherwise lots of things to lean it on, use your imagination!
Tim
01-03-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,191
Posted By tkamd73

Iím 65, tan sidewalls used to be the norm, and on...

Iím 65, tan sidewalls used to be the norm, and on clinchers the tan sidewalls never aged well. Thankfully lots of high quality black walls now, Always thought whitewalls on cars looked silly too.
Tim
01-03-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,340
Posted By tkamd73

This is definitely a 1st world issue! Tim

This is definitely a 1st world issue!
Tim
12-30-20, 12:40 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 21,948
Posted By tkamd73

Sorry, but Iím going for the aero position on the...

Sorry, but Iím going for the aero position on the front skewer too.
Tim
12-23-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,347
Posted By tkamd73

Had a Bianchi with similar damage repaired 2...

Had a Bianchi with similar damage repaired 2 years ago, 750 dollars, which included respray and decals. I’m definitely not a billionaire, but thought it was well worth it.
Tim
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12-23-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,752
Posted By tkamd73

Iíve only got a couple of bikes with a touring...

Iíve only got a couple of bikes with a touring geometry, this is my favorite, definitely not top of the line though.
Tim
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12-22-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,648
Posted By tkamd73

Same as the previous bike boom, No! During the...

Same as the previous bike boom, No! During the last boom, cycling was suddenly something everyone wanted to do, with this boom itís something you can do, because a lot of your other options have been...
12-18-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 573
Posted By tkamd73

The crank arm lengths on my bikes vary from 165...

The crank arm lengths on my bikes vary from 165 to 180mm. I notice the difference for the first couple of miles, then forget about it. I wouldn’t bother changing them out, not that big of deal. Tim
12-17-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,578
Posted By tkamd73

In Wisconsin I’ve been riding in the low 30’s,...

In Wisconsin I’ve been riding in the low 30’s, but they just salted the roads, so I’m done till spring.
Now it’s time to peg the boredom meter, on the indoor trainer.
Check out Immersion Research,...
12-16-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,119
Posted By tkamd73

Greetings to another Wisconsinite. Actually, we...

Greetings to another Wisconsinite. Actually, we have Brandy, as required in WI, in the liquor cabinet, however, I always use Bourbon, and my wife prefers Canadian Whiskey.
Tim...
12-14-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,119
Posted By tkamd73

I apologize for the sarcastic post, gotta quit...

I apologize for the sarcastic post, gotta quit commenting after the 2nd old fashioned.
Tim
12-12-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By tkamd73

Wow! I still have a bone phone, got it as a gift...

Wow! I still have a bone phone, got it as a gift before I went into the Marines. Used it a lot skiing, forgot I still had it, still works, taking it to the hill tomorrow. Never occurred to me to use...
12-11-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 843
Posted By tkamd73

I put the 202, 204 Hoods on my Superbe levers,...

I put the 202, 204 Hoods on my Superbe levers, for lack of anything better. Hard as hell to get on, extremely tight fit, Soma hoods obviously fit better, I’d go with those. I’ll be replacing mine...
12-09-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,918
Posted By tkamd73

Depends, I think it’s whatever system gives you...

Depends, I think it’s whatever system gives you more room, to obtain more bikes.
Tim
12-04-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,309
Posted By tkamd73

No salt yet, so still riding. Tim

No salt yet, so still riding.
Tim
11-28-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,983
Posted By tkamd73

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11-24-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,468
Posted By tkamd73

I like simple green, but when it comes to...

I like simple green, but when it comes to hardened grease, I don’t have the patience to wait for it to work, So it’s usually WD40, or something similar first, then simple green.
Tim
11-22-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,475
Posted By tkamd73

Did that with a Sturmey Archer 2 speed kickback...

Did that with a Sturmey Archer 2 speed kickback hub, new one though. Doubt I’ll have issues with the brake arm, and chain stay on this old Schwinn. Sorry not a 3 speed, but no issues with 700 rim, or...
11-18-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,168
Posted By tkamd73

This Bianchi, as a crashed frame for free. Tim ...

This Bianchi, as a crashed frame for free.
Tim


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11-18-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,077
Posted By tkamd73

Square taper wear, never heard of that before,...

Square taper wear, never heard of that before, ever. I guess if your swapping between 2 cranks on a regular basis, or grossly over, or under torquing them.
Tim
11-15-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,430
Posted By tkamd73

After that long of layoff, Iíd say 3 mi was quite...

After that long of layoff, Iíd say 3 mi was quite ambitious.
Tim
11-15-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 12,115
Posted By tkamd73

I ride vintage bikes because I like the way...

I ride vintage bikes because I like the way higher end steel, with lugs looks, and rides, aluminum and carbon not so much. I like taking an old frame, and making it my canvas, then sorting it out...
11-14-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,171
Posted By tkamd73

I’m pretty good mechanically, but slow and...

I’m pretty good mechanically, but slow and methodical, and very detail oriented. It’s one of the parts of this hobby that I really enjoy, especially when the snow is flying. So I would say 3 or 4...
11-13-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,372
Posted By tkamd73

I do! Put one together earlier this summer, using...

I do! Put one together earlier this summer, using a ratty 71 Schwinn Sports Tourer frame. Credit to Yellow Jersey, in Arlington WI, they did the framework, paint, and built up the wheels. It’s my...
11-11-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2,007
Views: 368,064
Posted By tkamd73

Posted this bike awhile back, but finally got...

Posted this bike awhile back, but finally got around to putting some miles on it. Struggled with the Suntour barcons shifting, and cable routing. Initially set it up stock with the cables exiting the...
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