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04-15-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 510
Posted By nlerner

I vote for one brifter, one barcon, and the set...

I vote for one brifter, one barcon, and the set of downtube shifters mounted but not hooked up just because.
04-15-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 840
Posted By nlerner

Mark, here's a pic of the label on my Tonard...

Mark, here's a pic of the label on my Tonard rack:

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04-15-21, 04:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By nlerner

Yes.

Yes.
04-14-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 192
Posted By nlerner

Yeah, that SRAM cassette is the way I’d go. Pair...

Yeah, that SRAM cassette is the way I’d go. Pair it with pretty much any long cage Shimano RD (the XTR group is a favorite of mine), install a new SRAM chain, and spin away.
04-13-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,888
Posted By nlerner

I’d settle for a growler full of beer.

I’d settle for a growler full of beer.
04-13-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 24,358
Views: 2,891,782
Posted By nlerner

FWIW, here in the Boston area I’ve sold 4 bikes...

FWIW, here in the Boston area I’ve sold 4 bikes via CL in the last 6 weeks. No flaky buyers, all paid what I was asking (I set my prices relatively low compared to the flipper crap that makes up most...
04-13-21, 04:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 683
Posted By nlerner

Rub with popcorn?

Rub with popcorn?
04-13-21, 04:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 344
Posted By nlerner

You might want to try removing the crankset.

You might want to try removing the crankset.
04-12-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By nlerner

The SGPs I’ve seen came with alloy 700c wheels,...

The SGPs I’ve seen came with alloy 700c wheels, as opposed to the 27” steel wheels on the GP. Stock was also SunTour barcon shifters. All excellent upgrades.
04-12-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 840
Posted By nlerner

Mark, I have one of those Claud Butler racks,...

Mark, I have one of those Claud Butler racks, currently mounted on a Ted Williams Free Spirit. A friend gave it to me when he moved out of town and unloaded lots of bike crap. I’ve used it for...
04-11-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By nlerner

I bought a set of fairly trashed his and hers...

I bought a set of fairly trashed his and hers 1930s Raleigh Sports last fall, and both came with what I imagined were original tubes. Tires were completely shot, but I pumped those tubes up, hung in...
04-11-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By nlerner

If there’s a connection to Keyser Soze, you might...

If there’s a connection to Keyser Soze, you might want to be wary.
04-11-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By nlerner

Sure, I’d run it, but I’d also carry a back up!

Sure, I’d run it, but I’d also carry a back up!
04-11-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By nlerner

The OP reports that his is yellow. If you're...

The OP reports that his is yellow. If you're talking about the one I posted, here's what it looked like when I sold it off:
...
04-11-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By nlerner

Steve, some years back I bought a Winchester from...

Steve, some years back I bought a Winchester from a local seller. Pics below. You can see it had a "Made in Mexico" decal and consensus was that it was a Windsor-Mexico/Acer-Mex...
04-11-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 919
Posted By nlerner

Wow! If we ever meet in person, please go easy...

Wow! If we ever meet in person, please go easy when shaking my hand.
04-10-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 17,006
Views: 1,814,250
Posted By nlerner

Original intent for this morning’s ride was to...

Original intent for this morning’s ride was to pair of couple of red Lemonds:

...
04-10-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,118
Posted By nlerner

It’s a wonderful time to find a great range of...

It’s a wonderful time to find a great range of tires 48mm wide and up, whether 650b/27.5” or 700c/29”. It’s just those darn old frames that are the limitation.
04-10-21, 05:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,118
Posted By nlerner

Having done lots of 650b conversions, as well as...

Having done lots of 650b conversions, as well as cramming as large 700c tires onto old frames as I can, I’ve found that 650b x 42mm is doable pretty regularly, but 650b x 48 or 2” 29er is hen’s teeth...
04-09-21, 04:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,301
Posted By nlerner

Ribbed for someone’s pleasure.

Ribbed for someone’s pleasure.
04-09-21, 04:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,194
Posted By nlerner

Yeah, I got a link to sign up for that one. I did...

Yeah, I got a link to sign up for that one. I did think it was odd that they wanted last four digits of my social and mother’s maiden name, but the nice man from Nigeria said it was legit.
04-08-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,194
Posted By nlerner

Seems like a lot of effort for $2.99.

Seems like a lot of effort for $2.99.
04-07-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 24,358
Views: 2,891,782
Posted By nlerner

My understanding is that S-A AW hubs with no date...

My understanding is that S-A AW hubs with no date = 1936 or whatever the first year on the market was.
04-06-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By nlerner

I acquired one of those late 60s Super Courses...

I acquired one of those late 60s Super Courses from the original owner some years back (one of those CL listings with no pics that sounded interesting and was close to home, so it was worth a look)....
04-06-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 24,358
Views: 2,891,782
Posted By nlerner

It strikes me as odd how many posts here about...

It strikes me as odd how many posts here about the inability to sell old decent 3-speeds alongside the inability to find old decent 3-speeds.
04-05-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 17,006
Views: 1,814,250
Posted By nlerner

I returned today from a three-day credit card...

I returned today from a three-day credit card tour, a somewhat spontaneous decision to spend three days on the bike in early spring here in New England. I had actually planned and then cancelled this...
04-02-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 24,087
Posted By nlerner

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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04-02-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 779
Posted By nlerner

And I thought the problem was that fugly...

And I thought the problem was that fugly stem/adaptor combo.
04-02-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 732
Posted By nlerner

Definitely go with WaxWing (love my WaxWing...

Definitely go with WaxWing (love my WaxWing bag!). But also note that there are lots of choices these days: https://bikepacking.com/index/basket-bags/
04-01-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 732
Posted By nlerner

I didn't go to the website because I was too...

I didn't go to the website because I was too hassled.
04-01-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 779
Posted By nlerner

I'm just trying to make Andy_K jealous because I...

I'm just trying to make Andy_K jealous because I have a true celeste Bianchi.
04-01-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,334
Posted By nlerner

Yup: ...

Yup:

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...
03-30-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By nlerner

For this purpose, I've retapped Huret downtube...

For this purpose, I've retapped Huret downtube shifter clamps with an M5 tap so that they accept cable stops with adjustors. That Campy stop could work, but on the rear, at least, you definitely need...
03-30-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 732
Posted By nlerner

How is it a hassle that they sell out quickly?...

How is it a hassle that they sell out quickly? Seems pretty straightforward to me.
03-30-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,350
Posted By nlerner

I feel like I've been through the wringer.

I feel like I've been through the wringer.
03-30-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,298
Posted By nlerner

Back in the day, we liked the occasional...

Back in the day, we liked the occasional collision of a steel level top tube and our junk.
03-29-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,494
Posted By nlerner

You mean like this? ...

You mean like this?

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03-28-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,667
Posted By nlerner

Sorry to hear about these troubles, jamesdak....

Sorry to hear about these troubles, jamesdak. Like others, I’ve always admired your beautiful bikes and your photography skills. Dealing with any kind of injuries, short or long-term, is really...
03-28-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,494
Posted By nlerner

In my view, the decision starts with the kind of...

In my view, the decision starts with the kind of terrain you hope to explore. If you’re going to be out in single track or really rocky paths, you’re going to want at least 2” wide tires or more. In...
03-27-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,090
Posted By nlerner

Make sure your tetanus is up to date before...

Make sure your tetanus is up to date before working on that one.
03-27-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 398
Posted By nlerner

Well done!

Well done!
03-26-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 405
Posted By nlerner

If you want to find decent tires, go with 650b,...

If you want to find decent tires, go with 650b, just 3mm less radius than 650a.
03-26-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 344
Posted By nlerner

I’ve soaked and blocked splayed out leather...

I’ve soaked and blocked splayed out leather saddles, following directions from rhm, to good effect.
03-25-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By nlerner

I wonder what one could do on an e-bike.

I wonder what one could do on an e-bike.
03-25-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By nlerner

25.4mm = 1”

25.4mm = 1”
03-24-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By nlerner

I like it! I have several sets of wheels in the...

I like it! I have several sets of wheels in the closet with IGH rear hubs, 27”, 700c, and 650b. Might have to hang them on frames at some point.
03-24-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,524
Posted By nlerner

I'm sorry, but that has a bit too much of the...

I'm sorry, but that has a bit too much of the tiny speedo-on-the-middle-aged-European-male look for me.
03-24-21, 05:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 785
Posted By nlerner

Some days I want comfort. Some days I want speed....

Some days I want comfort. Some days I want speed. Mostly I settle for comfort (or, more accurately, I’m just not that fast).
03-23-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 428
Posted By nlerner

Nice bar wrap.

Nice bar wrap.
03-23-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 17,006
Views: 1,814,250
Posted By nlerner

A quick morning ramble on a gorgeous early spring...

A quick morning ramble on a gorgeous early spring day in the Boston area. Back to the arboretum. I was inspired by gugie’s travel bike reveal, and rode the pink BMC w/ S&S couplers for the first time...
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