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10-19-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,687
Posted By BFisher

In the real world, sure. Call b.s. face to face. ...

In the real world, sure. Call b.s. face to face.

Ebay is not always the real world. Sellers may not give a single Frank what's right.
10-19-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By BFisher

Kill the King Thieves. Yeah. Glad you...

Kill the King

Thieves. Yeah.

Glad you found a replacement.
10-19-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,241
Posted By BFisher

Conservatively , a half pound or more? Good to...

Conservatively , a half pound or more? Good to know. I get the design lending to weight savings. I thank all contributors for offering knowledge.

I may do a winter wheel build project. It may...
10-19-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,241
Posted By BFisher

Maybe it was discussed in detail here and I...

Maybe it was discussed in detail here and I missed it, but what is the actual weight savings of a good tubular setup vs a good clincher setup.

Let's say two wheelsets, same freewheel hubs, same...
10-19-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,113
Posted By BFisher

Reynolds, Why either or? I can appreciate...

Reynolds, Why either or?

I can appreciate hand-made craftsmanship as much as anyone. But legitimate criticism can go either way.

It's great to have the option to order a custom-made frame from...
10-18-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,113
Posted By BFisher

I know I've been assaulted with garishness, ...

I know I've been assaulted with garishness,

but I like it.

A lot.
10-16-19, 06:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,113
Posted By BFisher

The more choices the better. Good on Colnago...

The more choices the better.

Good on Colnago for expanding their market reach.

If it sells, great. If not, oh well.

Let notions of grandeur, mystique, and "soul of the bike/builder" go.
...
10-08-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 79,440
Posted By BFisher

Count me in; that orange on that DiNucci is...

Count me in; that orange on that DiNucci is absolutely spectacular!

It's makin' me thirsty!
10-08-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 448
Posted By BFisher

That's a shame. Good to know. :thumb: ...

That's a shame. Good to know. :thumb:

Cheseldine, Good luck with the Tempo. Nice looking bike.
10-08-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 448
Posted By BFisher

Would these hoods fit the OP's levers? Shimano...

Would these hoods fit the OP's levers? Shimano Non STI Hoods...
10-08-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 835
Posted By BFisher

"I was a highwayman Along the coach roads I did...

"I was a highwayman
Along the coach roads I did ride..." on a Schwinn Racer.

Neat finds.
10-07-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 376
Posted By BFisher

DO these come in bib form? It's for a friend... ...

DO these come in bib form? It's for a friend...
(kidding, kidding)



I try to be aggressive when it comes to surface rust on my bikes. My Ironman had it at the cable guides on the top tube.
I...
10-06-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,941
Posted By BFisher

Rock on! The way this thread is progressing is...

Rock on! The way this thread is progressing is very impressive.

I hope the OP crushes her competition!
10-06-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 756
Posted By BFisher

Oh, that red, white, and pink is so hot! Wow!

Oh, that red, white, and pink is so hot! Wow!
10-06-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,294
Posted By BFisher

I think it was about '02 or '03 that I bought my...

I think it was about '02 or '03 that I bought my first road bike, one of these at a local shop:
...
10-05-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 32,017
Posted By BFisher

I'm getting the warm and fuzzies! Colnago...

I'm getting the warm and fuzzies!
Colnago orange and Schwinn pearl orange back to back! Two of the nicest colors in vintage bike history!
Love 'em!
10-04-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,960
Posted By BFisher

noobinsf, Yes, with platforms they are...

noobinsf,

Yes, with platforms they are great.

With clips and straps on quill pedals, any real climbing or rides longer than, say, 40 miles the cage digs in.

I either use cycling shoes with...
10-04-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 946
Posted By BFisher

These will see some miles this month: ...

These will see some miles this month:
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10-02-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14,298
Views: 1,310,744
Posted By BFisher

Timely bit of info about the frame angles. ...

Timely bit of info about the frame angles.

This Puch has a pretty slack head tube compared to the seat tube. Here's a shot from today's ride - footpath to the Susquehanna in the background:...
10-02-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 27,464
Posted By BFisher

Hit 300 for September, despite being sidelined...

Hit 300 for September, despite being sidelined with a nasty cold.

Was out of it for over a week!
10-01-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 2,028,772
Posted By BFisher

chainwhip, I run Sora R3000 on my Ironman. I...

chainwhip,

I run Sora R3000 on my Ironman. I have only good things to say about it.

Nice Shogun!
10-01-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By BFisher

I don't have any pics of the packaging. It came...

I don't have any pics of the packaging. It came in a standard bike box - brown cardboard with green lettering, I believe. Small parts were in bags and a small white box.

On the outside of the...
10-01-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 473
Posted By BFisher

I always liked the "Sprint" chainwheels that came...

I always liked the "Sprint" chainwheels that came on the earlier models.

Cool bike.
10-01-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By BFisher

I made some changes to the Puch recently. ...

I made some changes to the Puch recently.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/dscn0514_ff7a6fc031c1de3e372d6fadbc469c6459e0fe51.jpg...
09-29-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,883
Posted By BFisher

I have a Bridgestone MB-5 here, kind of rough,...

I have a Bridgestone MB-5 here, kind of rough, but a nice riding bike.

Has double eyelets at the forkends - easy to mount rack and fenders if you want.

It also uses a 1" threaded headset. My...
09-28-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 468
Posted By BFisher

As far as I can tell it looks fine. I've had good...

As far as I can tell it looks fine. I've had good experiences with freewheels like yours - nice shifting if all else is up to par.

Double check that the limit screws are set to prevent you from...
09-28-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 468
Posted By BFisher

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

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1120x2000/imag0061_fca94b1fdfdf4c28892dd74ca7608cdcae420be4.jpg...
09-28-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,883
Posted By BFisher

Trek 900 series (930, 950, 970) are nice. I have...

Trek 900 series (930, 950, 970) are nice. I have a '92 930. Earlier ones are lugged, later tig welded. Mine's lugged.

They pop up now and then for not much $.
09-28-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 468
Posted By BFisher

These are the parts: ...

These are the parts:
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1120x2000/imag0058_c4b5e9270ee5ae6dad9f58e8ddd83999aaed9ba8.jpg...
09-27-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 680
Posted By BFisher

Recently I got 3 miles from home before I...

Recently I got 3 miles from home before I realized I forgot my pump, tube, tire levers, etc. Turned back and thought, "Won't let that happen again."

Did 30+ miles and felt great a few weeks later....
09-27-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,941
Posted By BFisher

You are in for one sweet machine, TriBiker19. ...

You are in for one sweet machine, TriBiker19.

Here's mine:
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/dscn0512_e423dbca0cb0da0cf3f16a5da50e8f50490e2794.jpg

Best of luck...
09-27-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 468
Posted By BFisher

I have the bolt. Came off the same derailleur as...

I have the bolt. Came off the same derailleur as yours.

It's yours if you want it.
09-27-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 468
Posted By BFisher

Random gear changes can sometimes be attributed...

Random gear changes can sometimes be attributed to loose shift levers. If the lever is too loose, the tension on the cable is enough to move it back to the last gear.

And yes, as mentioned, your...
09-25-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,941
Posted By BFisher

Trying to upload some motivational photos for ya,...

Trying to upload some motivational photos for ya, but keep getting an alert.

I encourage you to see the Ironman build through. I built one last year as a gift to myself.

Started with a bare...
09-25-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,740
Posted By BFisher

nomadmax, Thank you for taking the time to...

nomadmax,

Thank you for taking the time to share those experiences. Great post!
09-25-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,940
Posted By BFisher

Because of the work of Sheldon Brown, at least...

Because of the work of Sheldon Brown, at least for me.

He didn't need to put all that knowledge out there for free. I am thankful.

So, despite my still limited knowledge, if and when I know...
09-24-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,255
Posted By BFisher

What a beautiful bike! I was lucky enough to...

What a beautiful bike!

I was lucky enough to score a great old bike new in box. There's nothing like new bike day.

That crankset is gorgeous. I'd keep it on there.

Congrats on the sweet find!
09-22-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,210
Posted By BFisher

Whenever I go to Philly to visit family, I see...

Whenever I go to Philly to visit family, I see loads of classic/vintage bikes chained up along the streets. NYC had a bunch too when I was there last.

But, based on the wild things I've seen on...
09-19-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 949
Posted By BFisher

That Higgins is very cool! Slack angles?...

That Higgins is very cool!

Slack angles? Knockaround level? Easily set up as IGH, or SS? Fenders? Hmmm...
...
09-10-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,799
Posted By BFisher

I second this statement. Spectacular!

I second this statement. Spectacular!
09-09-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 977
Posted By BFisher

Between this place, Sheldon's site, and the rest...

Between this place, Sheldon's site, and the rest of the internet I'm good on bike maintenance and repair. The beauty of a bicycle is in its simplicity as a machine.

Shop mechanics exist for those...
09-09-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 571
Posted By BFisher

I'm all for upgrading to suit wants/needs, but if...

I'm all for upgrading to suit wants/needs, but if the ride was long overdue, and the bike has some sentimental value to it then I'm with Wildwood. Your "bikes" list shows a 10 speed Merckx. Maybe...
09-09-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,231
Posted By BFisher

I've got five road bikes that are usually all...

I've got five road bikes that are usually all ready to go. My Puch is now in the midst of a brake upgrade, so it's on the stand.

Of all the hobbies I've pursued - hunting, fishing, archery,...
09-09-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2,395
Views: 180,001
Posted By BFisher

In the process of upgrading the brakes on my...

In the process of upgrading the brakes on my...
09-09-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,598
Posted By BFisher

Wouldn't hesitate to put that Ultegra group on...

Wouldn't hesitate to put that Ultegra group on it. :thumb:
09-09-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,480
Posted By BFisher

The bars you have are most likely 25.4 where the...

The bars you have are most likely 25.4 where the stem clamps onto them. If so, then they will work with the stem you linked to.

I think Kurt may have been referring to the French AVA stem possibly...
09-09-19, 05:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,480
Posted By BFisher

If there are no other markings that indicate the...

If there are no other markings that indicate the size of the stem, I'd measure it to be sure. Whatever size it is, it is definitely too high. It is an old style slotted stem, so be sure to inspect it...
09-08-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,480
Posted By BFisher

It's not uncommon for people to flip those bars. ...

It's not uncommon for people to flip those bars.

You'll never get that stem into the steerer tube on that fork if it is a 22.0 or 22.2. That's probably why it's sticking way out. It may not even...
09-08-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,480
Posted By BFisher

A bit hard to tell from the photo, but those look...

A bit hard to tell from the photo, but those look like inverted Northroad (upright) bars. And that stem is dangerously high.

I can see the expansion slot peeking out from the headset - not safe!...
09-08-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,799
Posted By BFisher

'71 Peugeot UO 8 ...

'71 Peugeot UO 8
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'89 Puch Mistral Leader...
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