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05-26-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 29
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Posted By TejanoTrackie

I have the Andel 110mm BB in two bikes, and the...

I have the Andel 110mm BB in two bikes, and the original whatever BBs that came with those bikes in the other two. I doubt there would be any difference in stiffness, but don't know if the Tange...
05-26-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,425
Posted By TejanoTrackie

I say good riddance. A stupid design in so many...

I say good riddance. A stupid design in so many ways. Never liked SRAM components much. As to Andel, absolutely the best bang for the buck cranks on planet earth. I've got them on four bikes, and...
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05-12-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,087
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Sounds like a genec / FiftySix bromance. :love:

Sounds like a genec / FiftySix bromance. :love:
04-23-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By TejanoTrackie

:thumb:

:thumb:
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04-22-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 437
Posted By TejanoTrackie

That sounds about right. My first serious hard...

That sounds about right. My first serious hard drive computer that I bought 31 years ago cost me about $10K in 2020 inflated dollars. My newest computer that I bought a year ago cost me less than...
Forum: Foo
04-22-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 437
Posted By TejanoTrackie

MSDOS 6.22 was the last version that was released...

MSDOS 6.22 was the last version that was released for retail purchase. It limited you to a maximum 2 Gb hard drive partition. I have a computer running Microsoft Windows 98 SE that comes with an...
Forum: Foo
04-22-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 437
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Dos 10 ?

Dos 10 ?
Forum: Foo
04-21-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 502
Posted By TejanoTrackie

This all happened less than a week ago, so I...

This all happened less than a week ago, so I doubt that there’s been any action taken regarding the fraudster’s address. The charge had posted but not yet been finalized on my credit card account, so...
Forum: Foo
04-21-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 502
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Yeah, I guess there’s that too. Ultimately,...

Yeah, I guess there’s that too. Ultimately, unless the merchant requests that you also enter your CCV code, there’s no preventing someone from fraudulently using your credit card number if they also...
Forum: Foo
04-21-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 502
Posted By TejanoTrackie

OK, but in that case, both the shipping address...

OK, but in that case, both the shipping address and recipientís name would be different from the billing address and name. In my case, the billing and shipping addresses were different and hundreds...
04-20-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By TejanoTrackie

The cheapest and simplest way to significantly...

The cheapest and simplest way to significantly change your gearing is to change the cog. If you replace the 16T with an 18T, this will give you a gear in the low 70s (gear inches) that is a good...
Forum: Foo
04-18-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 502
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Sure, this makes sense if your work address is in...

Sure, this makes sense if your work address is in the same city as your home address. However, the shipping address on this order was in a different city that is hundreds of miles away ! Also, when...
Forum: Foo
04-15-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 708
Posted By TejanoTrackie

32Gb ? Youdaman ! Anyway, I bought my first Dell...

32Gb ? Youdaman ! Anyway, I bought my first Dell desktop a year ago when my Acer laptop crapped out. I really like Dell's service and support. This is the first computer I've ever owned where the...
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04-15-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 502
Posted By TejanoTrackie

My card was just renewed 2 months ago, so it has...

My card was just renewed 2 months ago, so it has a different CCV code. The problem is that some online merchants do not require a CCV code, nor does the credit card company. Since the vast majority...
Forum: Foo
04-15-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 502
Posted By TejanoTrackie

How long does a credit/debit card last before it is compromised?

So, today I just happened to check my credit card account, and I was stunned to see a nearly $1000 fraudulent charge. Someone had stolen my credit card number somehow, and used it to buy a new...
04-05-20, 02:20 PM
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Posted By TejanoTrackie

I preferred the C8 Corvette video with Jay Leno.

I preferred the C8 Corvette video with Jay Leno.
03-31-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,056
Posted By TejanoTrackie

I selected work/financial only because I'm...

I selected work/financial only because I'm retired and my 401(k) took a big hit. Otherwise, it has no impact on me, since I've become a total non-social loner. All the local bike events have been...
03-31-20, 06:19 PM
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Posted By TejanoTrackie

Iíve never used Cologuard, because I have no...

Iíve never used Cologuard, because I have no personal or family history of colon polyps or cancer, and all my fecal ocult blood tests have come back negative. The reason for the endoscopy and...
03-30-20, 11:46 AM
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Posted By TejanoTrackie

Thanks for the encouragement, I can certainly use...

Thanks for the encouragement, I can certainly use it. I live in North Texas, aka DFW, which is also considered the South, but maybe a bit less friendly than the true South where you live. Part of...
03-29-20, 05:43 PM
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Posted By TejanoTrackie

So, I got a call today from the doctor doing the...

So, I got a call today from the doctor doing the procedures telling me that they have been cancelled due to the Covid-19 crisis, and will be posponed until the coast is clear. He said that even...
03-28-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,795
Posted By TejanoTrackie

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Wraith steel fixed gear road bike with carbon fork
03-28-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By TejanoTrackie

:lol:

:lol:
03-28-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,456
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Just make all the riders wear face masks and...

Just make all the riders wear face masks and carry hand sanitizer.
03-17-20, 09:14 AM
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Posted By TejanoTrackie

Covid-19

We are all in the most vulnerable population for serious health risks if we contract the novel Coronavirus. I would like to know how you are dealing with this problem and how it is affecting your...
03-15-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 51,623
Posted By TejanoTrackie

I doubt that it was made in 1973. I bought my Ron...

I doubt that it was made in 1973. I bought my Ron Cooper frameset in May, 1976, and its serial number is 231.
03-09-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,283
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Same law in Texas, and probably just about every...

Same law in Texas, and probably just about every state in the union. I’ve never been stopped by a cop for just having a front brake on my fixed gear bikes. In fact, I’ve never been stopped by a cop...
01-27-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 22,863
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Thanks ! Yes, it is a 1976 Schwinn Paramount P14....

Thanks ! Yes, it is a 1976 Schwinn Paramount P14. I repainted it, so it is missing the decals.
01-27-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 22,863
Posted By TejanoTrackie

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12-02-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,767
Posted By TejanoTrackie

That is a weak point of that design. I use quick...

That is a weak point of that design. I use quick release skewers with mine, and a Surly Tuggnut in the rear to prevent axle slippage.
12-02-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,767
Posted By TejanoTrackie

^^^ Wow, that is a completely different...

^^^ Wow, that is a completely different experience than mine when dealing with Wabi under Richard Snook ! I can certainly understand your POV based on what occurred. For the most part, I’ve purchased...
12-01-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,767
Posted By TejanoTrackie

^^^ I agree in general regarding the stock...

^^^ I agree in general regarding the stock components on the old Richard Snook era Wabis, but at the time they were priced low enough to justify the economy quality parts. Other similarly priced...
Replies: 82
Views: 11,190
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Lucky you ! T Town is one of the few remaining...

Lucky you ! T Town is one of the few remaining shining lights of US track racing.
11-28-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,767
Posted By TejanoTrackie

What matters most is who runs the company. After...

What matters most is who runs the company. After Richard Snook sold Wabi to them Okies, it was never the same.
Replies: 82
Views: 11,190
Posted By TejanoTrackie

I am now a former track racer, who might still be...

I am now a former track racer, who might still be racing had my local track (Frisco Superdrome) not been closed two years ago. It was about 60 miles from my house, and I was willing to drive that...
08-06-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,690
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Yes, it did. I removed it along with the...

Yes, it did. I removed it along with the seatpost, and replaced them with better parts. Note the broken piece of derailleur pulley.
...
08-06-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,690
Posted By TejanoTrackie

So, based on the description and picture in that...

So, based on the description and picture in that catalog, my Mercier is indeed a Model 100 (Rally Sport). The only part that appears to be different is the saddle. The catalog picture appears to be...
08-04-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 3,213
Views: 694,002
Posted By TejanoTrackie

The reason I say it was a Model 100 rather than a...

The reason I say it was a Model 100 rather than a Model 200, is that the Model 200 was equipped with tubular wheels and tires, whereas the Model 100 had 27" clincher wheels and tires. The Model 200...
08-04-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3,213
Views: 694,002
Posted By TejanoTrackie

I just looked at your Mercier thread, and you...

I just looked at your Mercier thread, and you definitely have a lot of good content and discussion there. I found an old photo of my Mercier 100 from the eBay listing before it was shipped to me....
08-04-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3,213
Views: 694,002
Posted By TejanoTrackie

I should have said 1970s rather than 1970, since...

I should have said 1970s rather than 1970, since the Model 100 was the basic model that Mercier made in the 1970s. It was also known as the Rally Sport. I haven't done any detailed research to...
08-04-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3,213
Views: 694,002
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Thanks for re-posting this bike of mine. It is...

Thanks for re-posting this bike of mine. It is one of my favorites, even though it is a rather lowly 1970s bike boom model. Since I posted that photo, I have changed out the 700c tubular wheels for a...
07-30-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,251
Posted By TejanoTrackie

^^^ A minor correction, rear dropout spacing for...

^^^ A minor correction, rear dropout spacing for multi-speed road bikes in 1972 was 120mm, which is the same as track bikes. The dropouts were also semi-horizontal, making them ideal for a single...
07-24-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 82,271
Posted By TejanoTrackie

It's a TwoFish QuickCage >>>...

It's a TwoFish QuickCage >>> https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=44338

The cage and adapter are one piece, and it uses a velcro strap to clamp to the frame. It uses a...
07-16-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,406
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Before you throw it out, I'd suggest the...

Before you throw it out, I'd suggest the following conversion into a very serviceable stool.
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07-13-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2,773
Views: 533,254
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Perhaps their primary customer base is gorillas.

Perhaps their primary customer base is gorillas.
07-12-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2,773
Views: 533,254
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Leader is back !

I just got an email from Leader Bikes saying that they are back in business under new ownership and management, and are selling new versions of the 735, 725 and 721. The 735 and 725 are supplied with...
05-01-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,419
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Here is the requirement in Texas: "(a) A...

Here is the requirement in Texas:

"(a) A person may not operate a bicycle unless the bicycle is equipped with a brake capable of making a braked wheel skid on dry, level, clean pavement. (B) lamp...
04-04-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,949
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Cinelli Vigorelli steel frameset or GTFO.

Cinelli Vigorelli steel frameset or GTFO.
03-23-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 82,271
Posted By TejanoTrackie

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03-23-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,259
Posted By TejanoTrackie

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03-23-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,497
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Buy one of these: ...

Buy one of these:

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