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08-17-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,135
Posted By Bandera

It was. Rene' Herse used them on bespoke...

It was.
Rene' Herse used them on bespoke handmade Constructor machines, they passed Stan Natanek's intensive Schwinn Approved certification process and not one of my Varsity or Continental customers...
08-17-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,135
Posted By Bandera

It is astoundingly provincial to be "a curmudgeon...

It is astoundingly provincial to be "a curmudgeon about unusual bolt head sizes or thread pitches" back-when or now in the C&V environment.
Was Whitworth unusual to a British bike mechanic in the...
08-17-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,135
Posted By Bandera

You are woefully uninformed for a purported...

You are woefully uninformed for a purported "Vintage Bicycle Rescourse".

"Yoshiro Shimano visited Stan Natanek, the head of Schwinn, several times before receiving any order for parts from him....
08-17-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,135
Posted By Bandera

It's been common with vertical integration in a...

It's been common with vertical integration in a bike industry isolated from International competition and with the need to assure QC/QA standards that met their requirements and of their customers...
08-16-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,135
Posted By Bandera

The original and genuine "Schwinn" was in...

The original and genuine "Schwinn" was in business from 1895-1992, they don't "allow" anything to happen anymore and haven't for quite some time.
Is this news?

-Bandera
08-16-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,135
Posted By Bandera

Yep, buy those tires for the OEM wheels if you...

Yep, buy those tires for the OEM wheels if you want high quality bearings, rims, spokes and an easy to overhaul dependable stopping Bendix coaster brake.
Schwinn Approved frames and components for...
Forum: Touring
08-16-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,665
Posted By Bandera

Even for the most math illiterate a gear...

Even for the most math illiterate a gear calculator expressing the output in GI is about as simple and easy to operate and understand as possible.
For those who can't understand that 70 GI is 70 GI...
Forum: Touring
08-16-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,665
Posted By Bandera

Not only do "most people" not know which cog they...

Not only do "most people" not know which cog they are operating in, they don't know what that means in relative and absolute gearing terms.
How "hard" is it to pedal the cog I'm in, how fast will I...
08-15-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,798
Posted By Bandera

OP: A perusal of the BF sub-forum Classic &...

OP: A perusal of the BF sub-forum Classic & Vintage may prove enlightening on a wide variety of topics related to the history, operation and maintenance of a now C&V machine.

-Bandera
Forum: Touring
08-15-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,665
Posted By Bandera

Stem shifters require that you raise up and cross...

Stem shifters require that you raise up and cross the centerline of balance to shift, neither a positive contribution to stability shoulder to shoulder in a double pace-line or when carrying a...
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,665
Posted By Bandera

Amateur racers like us "back when" used what we...

Amateur racers like us "back when" used what we could afford and preferred, in that order.
Pros have used what sponsors provided set-up as they preferred, with logos removed from saddles etc to hide...
08-14-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,458
Posted By Bandera

Component wear is inevitable if a bicycle is in...

Component wear is inevitable if a bicycle is in service for a long period of time, especially if ridden hard in all weathers on lousy road/trail surfaces.
Chains, cassettes, cables, brake pads,...
Replies: 25
Views: 2,130
Posted By Bandera

If you are at "Yes & Yes" to the questions in...

If you are at "Yes & Yes" to the questions in Post #18 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=18) and up for what is a reasonable challenge the advice from the experienced...
08-13-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,458
Posted By Bandera

Who mentioned disc brakes? Is this the same old...

Who mentioned disc brakes?
Is this the same old tired dead horse you're beating once more yet again?
Did "going fast is stupid", "you are wasting $ on cycling kit" and "only recumbents are...
08-13-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,458
Posted By Bandera

In decades of cycling on the road, 'cross and...

In decades of cycling on the road, 'cross and trails the # of rims replaced due to brake pad wear: 0.

-Bandera
Replies: 25
Views: 2,130
Posted By Bandera

Do you enjoy riding a fixed gear bike on the open...

Do you enjoy riding a fixed gear bike on the open public roads?
Do you enjoy cycling for 100 miles at a stretch?

If the answer to both is "Yes" then a FG century is a perfectly reasonable and...
08-13-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,082
Posted By Bandera

I thought that Lawton OK was permanently...

I thought that Lawton OK was permanently enveloped in a foul choking miasma of diesel fumes, windblown grit and pesticide over-spray.
"Fresh air" in Lawton?
I did simply not know that existed....
08-13-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 634
Posted By Bandera

Yep

Yep
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By Bandera

Ban Away!

Ban Away!
08-13-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,070
Posted By Bandera

This is a Hell-Hole? City of Lawton OK...

This is a Hell-Hole?
City of Lawton OK Community Video

https://www.elocallink.tv/m/v/player.php?pid=w7ap8BA82#c okla18_qol_rev2_iwd
08-13-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By Bandera

1$ "back when" is not $1 "now". A handy...

1$ "back when" is not $1 "now".
A handy Inflation calculator:

https://www.usinflationcalculator.com/
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,665
Posted By Bandera

Although the ST ratcheting barcons were the most...

Although the ST ratcheting barcons were the most common in the '70's appearing on many Japanese machines and OEM as "Schwinn Approved" and "Raleigh" re-branded models the Shimano barcons became...
08-12-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By Bandera

Very fragile, a teammate had one break miles out...

Very fragile, a teammate had one break miles out on a training ride, had to stand-up all the way back.
We laughed although he did not find it at all amusing. We called him "Oos"for years after.........
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,665
Posted By Bandera

Not a true Luddite unless you ride your winter...

Not a true Luddite unless you ride your winter base miles on a fixed gear.......;)

-Bandera
08-12-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 961
Posted By Bandera

He's a Fixie Rebel "See the way he rides his...

He's a Fixie Rebel

"See the way he rides his Fixie down the street
Watch the way he tries to find his feet
My, he holds his head up high
When he goes skidding by, he's my guy
When he holds my...
08-12-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 961
Posted By Bandera

"Please accept my resignation. I don't care to...

"Please accept my resignation. I don't care to belong to any club that will have me as a member."

-Groucho Marx
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,665
Posted By Bandera

Our favorite Tall Tale was "The Legend of Big...

Our favorite Tall Tale was "The Legend of Big Miles Jimmy".

On Saturday winter base miles rides as a club Jimmy, a noted TT specialist and wit, would continue on at our turnaround point and ride...
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,665
Posted By Bandera

Bar-cons in the late '60's and through the...

Bar-cons in the late '60's and through the mid-70's were common enough on road race bikes both here in the States and in Europe.
Almost universal on Cyclo Cross bikes of the era lots of us who were...
08-11-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,135
Posted By Bandera

Yep, Got It! :thumb: One succinct sentence to...

Yep, Got It! :thumb:
One succinct sentence to the Point is always a pertinent, valuable and welcome response to a BF C&V query.
A maundering unreadable screed that's most likely "copy 'n paste"...
08-11-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,937
Posted By Bandera

Re: Post #6...

Re: Post #6 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=6) :
Completely Impenetrable, as if Paragraphs were rationed like Potatoes in the siege of Leningrad.

-Bandera
08-11-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,798
Posted By Bandera

An entire sub-forum exists, if not a highly...

An entire sub-forum exists, if not a highly active one, likely because "My Bike Blog" = Who Cares?.

https://www.bikeforums.net/blogger-s-forum/
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,598
Posted By Bandera

New styles of Sock Puppet are emerging in the 41...

New styles of Sock Puppet are emerging in the 41 to Troll the Pond:

We've had the Athletic-Sock, purporting to be astonishingly fit and oh-so Fast.
The Ankle-Sock, posing as an utter newbie awash...
08-09-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,459
Posted By Bandera

Looking at the Steamroller on-line I saw that the...

Looking at the Steamroller on-line I saw that the single bottle cage mount is on the ST. :wtf:
That's been the secondary position for cage mounts for decades, suitable for carrying a full bottle to...
08-08-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 961
Posted By Bandera

Is it 2004 again? -Bandera

Is it 2004 again?

-Bandera
08-08-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,459
Posted By Bandera

It was SOP when road bikes had horizontal...

It was SOP when road bikes had horizontal dropouts to strip off the derail drive-train and convert to FG for winter base miles training.
Light and lively classic road race bikes are excellent...
08-08-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,171
Posted By Bandera

Not as bad as this: The Jager-Bomb. How to...

Not as bad as this: The Jager-Bomb.
How to become even stupider than you already are for drinking it, and how you will wish for a Death Squad to just put you out of your misery tomorrow.
It is a...
Replies: 21
Views: 830
Posted By Bandera

It will be good for some laughs over a very long...

It will be good for some laughs over a very long period of time as the "seller" tries to get what his priceless immaculate and catalog correct gem is suddenly "worth" in today's booming C&V market....
08-08-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 537
Posted By Bandera

Did you miss an entire sub-forum? Forum...

Did you miss an entire sub-forum?
Forum Suggestions & User Assistance:

https://www.bikeforums.net/forum-suggestions-user-assistance/
08-08-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,016
Posted By Bandera

Isn't that Fred Mertz, Ethyl's husband?

Isn't that Fred Mertz, Ethyl's husband?
08-08-19, 05:32 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,481
Posted By Bandera

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sockpuppet_(Internet...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sockpuppet_(Internet)
08-07-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,459
Posted By Bandera

Oddly enough "track bike" geometry wasn't...

Oddly enough "track bike" geometry wasn't designed for use on the open public roads where the lousy surfaces, steep climbs/descents and blustery wind conditions make for a lumber wagon ride quality...
08-07-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,016
Posted By Bandera

Nada. There is an advantage to actually...

Nada.

There is an advantage to actually riding either Old School or Modern training programs for cycling fitness to develop endurance, power and speed.
Both require seat-time and dedicated...
08-07-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,481
Posted By Bandera

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08-07-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,459
Posted By Bandera

Yep, not having brake hoods to grab while out of...

Yep, not having brake hoods to grab while out of the saddle climbing would castrate the only effective position to get up and over the local barely FG-able climbs.

As always, suit yourself.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 06:09 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,598
Posted By Bandera

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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08-06-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 943
Posted By Bandera

When I went through the Chicago factory school...

When I went through the Chicago factory school for Schwinn Approved mechanic certification in the '70's we were shown the proper technique using the two 10mm Weinmann open/closed brake wrenches to...
08-06-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,481
Posted By Bandera

Not impressive at all, just a Serial Sock making...

Not impressive at all, just a Serial Sock making a disagreeable noise waiting for the hook to set yet again once more.
BF is rife with Sock Puppets Trolling away. Thanks mods for your thankless work...
08-06-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,481
Posted By Bandera

Yep, Banned before the Ignore. Well done Mods....

Yep, Banned before the Ignore.
Well done Mods. :thumb:

https://www.bikeforums.net/21062964-post981.html

-Bandera
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,173
Posted By Bandera

Every cycling club that I've belonged to has it's...

Every cycling club that I've belonged to has it's own Culture.
Although the basics of safe and effective pace line riding are the same there is local etiquette and verbal/non-verbal cues evolved...
08-06-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,149
Posted By Bandera

Oddly enough cycling is a pedaling sport. "Back...

Oddly enough cycling is a pedaling sport. "Back when" getting new club cyclists on fixed gears early in their careers for winter base miles was considered crucial in developing Supplesse, the supple...
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