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09-18-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 622
Posted By Phil_gretz

The OP hit an edge without unweighting his rear...

The OP hit an edge without unweighting his rear wheel, and he blew it out. It had nothing to do with steel bridges, per se, but rather had to do with the depth of the square lip over which he rolled...
09-18-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 283
Posted By Phil_gretz

I recommend that you ask the moderators to move...

I recommend that you ask the moderators to move this thread to the Classic and Vintage sub-group. You may be able to list clues there that will allow the experts to solve this mystery.
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09-17-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,413
Posted By Phil_gretz

My wife and I left Southern California in 1992. ...

My wife and I left Southern California in 1992. It was a brilliant decision in retrospect. At the time, we thought it necessary. We're glad to be free of the many negative aspects of living there....
09-17-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 345
Posted By Phil_gretz

Okay. So you consider wanting matching wheels to...

Okay. So you consider wanting matching wheels to be "vain and overly fixated on appearances" to the point of form over function. Wait, in both of my examples, wheels for a car and faucets for a...
09-17-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 345
Posted By Phil_gretz

Would you put mismatched wheels on your car? ...

Would you put mismatched wheels on your car?

Would your wife allow you to put mismatched faucets in a dual sink bathroom?

You get the point, I hope.
09-16-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By Phil_gretz

Your ride sounds like fun. Gorilla tape FTW.

Your ride sounds like fun.

Gorilla tape FTW.
09-16-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,751
Posted By Phil_gretz

[yawn] Oh, sorry. I was napping. What is the...

[yawn] Oh, sorry. I was napping. What is the question again?

Yes. Brakes. I'm in favor of them. Except if you're a fixed gear rider and a stud, or a track rider, or both. Then, they'd be optional....
09-16-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 345
Posted By Phil_gretz

You want to intentionally ride a bike with...

You want to intentionally ride a bike with mismatched wheels. For what? A savings of $20. I would never do that. Find other places to save the $20. Skip beer for a week. Mow someone's lawn....
09-16-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 655
Posted By Phil_gretz

If the OP is riding a 559 knobby tire on a MTB...

If the OP is riding a 559 knobby tire on a MTB over paved surfaces, it's not going to be much fun no matter what the tire pressure. But he doesn't give us his body weight, the surfaces over which...
09-15-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,207
Posted By Phil_gretz

Let's see... Gdubeck joins to ask his first...

Let's see...

Gdubeck joins to ask his first question: "should I convert my Mongoose MTB to drop bars with 12-speed 105 components?"

and now...

buchro joins to ask his first question: ...
09-15-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 840
Posted By Phil_gretz

I can see keeping some similarity across bikes so...

I can see keeping some similarity across bikes so that you can stock common chains, for example. But really, if the OP is thinking about having spare parts in case a Di2 component fails, then why...
09-15-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 526
Posted By Phil_gretz

The original post cannot be serious.

The original post cannot be serious.
09-14-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,305
Posted By Phil_gretz

You and I are a lot alike. I think in...

You and I are a lot alike. I think in gear-inches often when I ride. Folks who build and ride fixed gears learn to do this to compare how a particular setup will work for them. And, 72" is the...
09-14-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 988
Posted By Phil_gretz

I was right originally. Here's how to...

I was right originally. Here's how to visualize. Pick any point on the rim, say the valve stem. The first portion of the brake pad this point will pass when rolling forward is the leading edge of...
09-14-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,722
Posted By Phil_gretz

You don't need "more" gear choices; you need more...

You don't need "more" gear choices; you need more purposeful ones. This can also be accomplished with a modest 2 x 6 setup, using half-step gearing. Select the rear % spacing (smaller -...
09-11-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By Phil_gretz

Let me get this straight: (1) you broke a carbon...

Let me get this straight: (1) you broke a carbon fork on the road bike, (2) you snapped a chain on the hybrid, and (3) your wife limits your cost-effective choices to roughly $1000. Okay. We're...
09-10-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,722
Posted By Phil_gretz

I Did It Last Summer...

I purchased the Chinese frame from a friend for $180 (I think). Ultegra R8000 throughout. Wheelset is DT Swiss 240s laced to carbon 50s. I think that my total was $1800. It weighs 17 pounds and rides...
09-10-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,068
Posted By Phil_gretz

Are you familiar with the a capella group GLAD? ...

Are you familiar with the a capella group GLAD? Ed Nalle is a dear friend of mine.
09-10-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,287
Posted By Phil_gretz

[me, as portrayed by old guy, me]: Why in the...

[me, as portrayed by old guy, me]: Why in the world would I ever eat a "cup o' noodles" in the first place? Yuck. My wife is a superb cook and we're very selective about the source of any carbs...
09-10-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,421
Posted By Phil_gretz

My only hesitation about owning or wearing that...

My only hesitation about owning or wearing that jersey is that is says "bike cycling" on it. It speaks to branding in an unfamiliar language. It's awkward, particularly for me, as English is my...
08-28-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,428
Posted By Phil_gretz

I'm glad that I don't have Goodyear tires on...

I'm glad that I don't have Goodyear tires on either of my cars.
08-27-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 827
Posted By Phil_gretz

So what happened?

So what happened?
08-27-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 850
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ he has a run in his stocking. Otherwise... ...

^ he has a run in his stocking. Otherwise...

To the OP topic, yes, there differences. Lycra/spandex clothing made from multiple panels is sewn with an anatomical shape in mind. Women...
08-27-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,985
Posted By Phil_gretz

Um. Meant to be tongue in cheek, because helmets...

Um. Meant to be tongue in cheek, because helmets aren't expensive after all (from the OP's complaint). I guess that the humor escaped you?
08-26-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 988
Posted By Phil_gretz

Yes. Probably a terminology error on my part. The...

Yes. Probably a terminology error on my part. The edge forward most, that makes contact first when toed in properly. My bad...
08-26-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 801
Posted By Phil_gretz

Have you checked the bolt torques or not? Inner...

Have you checked the bolt torques or not? Inner chainring bolts. Non drive side fixing bolt?

Also, have you checked the torque on the cassette lockring?

Have you swapped pedals against a known...
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By Phil_gretz

This ^ exactly. Do all of these things precisely...

This ^ exactly. Do all of these things precisely as written above.
08-26-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 988
Posted By Phil_gretz

Toe in the shoes. Trailing edge in a millimeter...

Toe in the shoes. Trailing edge in a millimeter or two. This is accomplished in one of several ways, depending on the type of pad and/or cartridge/holder your pad has. Provide more detail on the...
08-26-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 664
Posted By Phil_gretz

TL : DR Even your mother doesn't love you...

TL : DR

Even your mother doesn't love you enough to read that long post.

Just do it. Make your mistakes. Waste meaninglessly small amounts of money. Begin by buying the tools that you need...
08-26-20, 05:07 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,985
Posted By Phil_gretz

I try to find a good used helmet from a private...

I try to find a good used helmet from a private seller. That way, someone else has taken the depreciation. I get one with a few miles left in it, needing only routine service items like de-lousing...
08-25-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,130
Posted By Phil_gretz

FIFY. You don't want to offend the meek.

FIFY. You don't want to offend the meek.
08-25-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,054
Posted By Phil_gretz

A new bike will make you witty, urbane, and a hit...

A new bike will make you witty, urbane, and a hit with the ladies. Ask me how I know this...
08-25-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,130
Posted By Phil_gretz

True story. I currently have a ZipLock quart bag...

True story. I currently have a ZipLock quart bag filled with ice cubes, containing four Modolo brake block holders with ancient blocks, sitting in my freezer. According to a 2010 BF thread, this...
08-25-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,051
Posted By Phil_gretz

In the U.S. folks began using washing machines in...

In the U.S. folks began using washing machines in the early 20th century. By mid century, most folks were using them. That, a cool water wash cycle, laundry detergent and line drying is about all...
08-24-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 314,057
Posted By Phil_gretz

Wide range SunTour early Winner

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I did a fitting with him today, so we're close. I'll need to replace the...
08-24-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 314,057
Posted By Phil_gretz

1970s Richard Sachs

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Professional repaint, this belongs to a local friend....
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By Phil_gretz

Do a google search on "white Peugeot uo8". You...

Do a google search on "white Peugeot uo8". You will likely see dozens of pictures that match your bike.
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By Phil_gretz

My only other comment is that this will be a...

My only other comment is that this will be a 6-speed freewheel rather than the '89's 7-speed Uniglide freehub. So you'll need to keep the freewheel spacing to match the Ole indexing.
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By Phil_gretz

I've had two 1989 Club Fujis with the Shimano...

I've had two 1989 Club Fujis with the Shimano Exage Sport light action component group. They were nimble riders who punched well above their weight class.

This one has the more rare Suntour Ole...
08-24-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,655
Posted By Phil_gretz

I'm not a fan of triples. I have one on my...

I'm not a fan of triples. I have one on my tourer, though. In normal life, I never use the granny. So a 36/48 or whatever I have makes pretty good sense. In special cases, like carrying gear up...
08-24-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,051
Posted By Phil_gretz

ST-R8020 hydraulic brifters? Not counterfeit. ...

ST-R8020 hydraulic brifters? Not counterfeit.

SPD-SL cleats in the bag? Likely counterfeit.

It depends on the barriers to production. Many complex parts are simply not worth the tooling...
08-24-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,909
Posted By Phil_gretz

I used this time to sell three bikes at a hefty...

I used this time to sell three bikes at a hefty profit. I've built up two shipped eBikes for neighbors, repaired dozens of bikes, and fixed neighborhood kids' bikes (including backward forks, brake...
08-21-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,341
Posted By Phil_gretz

I always protect my corneas. That means safety...

I always protect my corneas. That means safety glasses when I operate any motorized tool. Safety glasses in other settings when the likelihood of any object flying into my face is even remote. ...
08-21-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 688
Posted By Phil_gretz

I sold an unridden LandRider that my brother had...

I sold an unridden LandRider that my brother had bought. He must have paid $600 for the thing (who knows?). I got him a net $350 loss when I sold it in 2011 or so. Ugh.

The pictured bike...
08-21-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,269
Posted By Phil_gretz

I'm willing to accept the OP's argument that evil...

I'm willing to accept the OP's argument that evil advertising can mesmerize Americans into buying crap.

As exhibit A, I introduce the Fiat 500.

[mic drop]
08-21-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 827
Posted By Phil_gretz

SWAP. To even things out, get together with the...

SWAP. To even things out, get together with the two bikes and inspect them. Agree to exchange components to share the degree of wear. For example, move the less worn wheels and cassette onto the...
08-21-20, 05:24 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,668
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ agree with this 100%

^ agree with this 100%
08-21-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,668
Posted By Phil_gretz

No mask. I also will not submit to mandatory...

No mask. I also will not submit to mandatory vaccination, should that eventually become fashionable, too.
08-20-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 888
Posted By Phil_gretz

Take a plane to Taipei. Hire a driver...

Take a plane to Taipei. Hire a driver...
08-20-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,187
Posted By Phil_gretz

I missed the OP's response immediately below. If...

I missed the OP's response immediately below. If he can compare the fit of the Verve to one of his desired bikes, he'll have a decent enough idea of whether it'll work out fit-wise. Otherwise, most...
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