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04-13-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By SurferRosa

Looks great to me. Loved. A little patina never...

Looks great to me. Loved. A little patina never hurt anybody. If you touch it up, it'll often look botched and ugly. Maybe use some clear nail polish or enamel on the bare spots.

A beautiful build...
Forum: Foo
04-12-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 128
Posted By SurferRosa

Thanks. I will research Adelaide Hall. I also...

Thanks. I will research Adelaide Hall. I also came across the name, Edith Wilson. Billie Holiday wasn't of age that early. And I think she worked with Count Basie more.

I wish my Alexa app knew...
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04-12-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 128
Posted By SurferRosa

"Jungle Music" Singers

I was watching the Hemingway 3-part series on PBS, and they were playing Duke Ellington's Jungle Music from the 1920s in intro/outro to the first episodes. Bubber Miley is on those tracks, I...
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04-12-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 667
Posted By SurferRosa

The government mailed me a $1,400 debit card,...

The government mailed me a $1,400 debit card, which I thought was pretty weird. I guess they wanted me to buy stuff. But, in about 5 minutes, I called the bank card and transferred the funds to my...
04-11-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 17,003
Views: 1,812,610
Posted By SurferRosa

Lake Forest Park Presbyterian is a very pretty...

Lake Forest Park Presbyterian is a very pretty church at the end of my favorite road in town, NE Perkins Way.

https://i.imgur.com/9Bnf5ph.jpg
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04-11-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 61,110
Views: 9,139,109
Posted By SurferRosa

^ $500??? That's the tits, hun!

^ $500???

That's the tits, hun!
04-11-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By SurferRosa

S***. From North 80th & Wallingford, south...

S***.

From North 80th & Wallingford, south down E Green lake Dr N is torn up again.

Again!

WTF?

They keep tearing it up and they don't improve it. This is like the sixth time in two years...
04-11-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 357
Posted By SurferRosa

I don't know about that, but it's definitely...

I don't know about that, but it's definitely expensive compared to how most of us usually build bikes. Old components can be overhauled and polished to look beautiful, period-correct, appropriate...
04-11-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 357
Posted By SurferRosa

Most of us wouldn't, especially with that bike,...

Most of us wouldn't, especially with that bike, but it's your money.
04-11-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 357
Posted By SurferRosa

Using steel rims is a huge mistake unless you...

Using steel rims is a huge mistake unless you don't intend riding the bike. Be careful with the RJ videos. He's a hack. And a good way to find Cyclone derailers is with a donor bike.
04-11-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 789
Posted By SurferRosa

At least it was the right brake that broke.

At least it was the right brake that broke.
04-11-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By SurferRosa

Over the bars, directly, in a short simple and...

Over the bars, directly, in a short simple and perfect curve. When you don't cross the stem on one side, you do the same on the other (and vice versa).
04-10-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 61,110
Views: 9,139,109
Posted By SurferRosa

Here's how you get a free Suntour Cyclone first...

Here's how you get a free Suntour Cyclone first Gen rear derailleur ... given you can flip a $150 bike.

https://images.craigslist.org/00J0J_lehsb2HaV63z_0eF099_1200x900.jpg...
04-09-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By SurferRosa

Those Bulgier catalogs are for American market...

Those Bulgier catalogs are for American market Motos imported by Ben Lawee.
04-09-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 884
Posted By SurferRosa

That's a lot of tubes. I don't carry any,...

That's a lot of tubes.

I don't carry any, just a patch kit.
04-08-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 242,697
Posted By SurferRosa

Joey Santiago rocking the Pixies jersey. :thumb:...

Joey Santiago rocking the Pixies jersey. :thumb:

https://i.imgur.com/9jN1Dw3.jpg
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04-08-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,045
Posted By SurferRosa

I'm sensing sticky potential in 50+. And,...

I'm sensing sticky potential in 50+.

And, since 50 is the new 40, shouldn't 50+ now be 60+?
04-08-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 61,110
Views: 9,139,109
Posted By SurferRosa

Lock ring doesn't seem to have a lot of purchase...

Lock ring doesn't seem to have a lot of purchase on the adjustable cup. Maybe the spindle's in backwards or it's the wrong spindle.
04-08-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By SurferRosa

Great photography, but, jeez, what a lot of work....

Great photography, but, jeez, what a lot of work. I'd assume that takes up a huge chunk of his time. And is he packing a tripod?
04-08-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 520
Posted By SurferRosa

Polish it to a mirror finish.

Polish it to a mirror finish.
04-08-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,562
Posted By SurferRosa

I believe cross-posting is frowned upon here. ...

I believe cross-posting is frowned upon here.

https://www.bikeforums.net/fitting-your-bike/1226669-moistures-not-so-unique-frame-fit.html
04-08-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By SurferRosa

New digital calipers on eBay are like $4.

New digital calipers on eBay are like $4.
Replies: 15
Views: 390
Posted By SurferRosa

If you don't have a road bike, and you're looking...

If you don't have a road bike, and you're looking for one to ride frequently, I would hold out for a nicer example, like a 1984 Super LeTour, which, I think, blows this one away in terms of...
04-07-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 61,110
Views: 9,139,109
Posted By SurferRosa

$300 531 Roberts 650b conversion ...

$300 531 Roberts 650b conversion
https://images.craigslist.org/00k0k_kLurhXCJ4mBz_0jm0ew_1200x900.jpg
https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/bik/d/tacoma-1975-charlie-roberts-650b-gravel/7301711382.html
04-07-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 501
Posted By SurferRosa

The Gospel according to The Cyclist of Nazareth. ...

The Gospel according to The Cyclist of Nazareth. Amen.
04-06-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 790
Posted By SurferRosa

I enjoy the ones when I'm standing in line at the...

I enjoy the ones when I'm standing in line at the grocery, behind the lady, with her kid staring at me. She looks at the kid and then back at me, then clutches her kid tightly. Yeah, I'm going to...
Replies: 33
Views: 735
Posted By SurferRosa

Unless the rims are pristine, I would dismantle....

Unless the rims are pristine, I would dismantle. I really enjoy overhauling and polishing hubs, an activity made so much easier when they're are not built up.

I sold a set of high flange Record...
04-05-21, 12:34 AM
Replies: 17,003
Views: 1,812,610
Posted By SurferRosa

for you Seattle/PNW folks ... ...

for you Seattle/PNW folks ...

https://i.imgur.com/GIe4a71.png

Both Friday and Sunday, I had to go from point A to point B. Friday, I rode to UW, hopped on the light rail (shown with the red...
04-03-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By SurferRosa

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https://waterfordbikes.com/SchwinnCat/flschwinn_1981_1990/1990_MTB_Road_Cat_33.jpg
04-03-21, 12:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By SurferRosa

Hits home with me. I did a very dumb thing...

Hits home with me. I did a very dumb thing earlier this evening. Ran out of light and was waiting for the train in a super sketchy part of town, alone with my Bertoni. Was accosted by two ... men. ...
04-02-21, 11:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By SurferRosa

Yes. Bar tape is a consumable. It shouldn't...

Yes.

Bar tape is a consumable. It shouldn't be left on bars for that long. Even though they're aluminum, bars do corrode. Many mechanics are very serious about this topic. Plus, foam is just...
04-02-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 17,003
Views: 1,812,610
Posted By SurferRosa

Cedar River Trail, down in Wildwood's part of...

Cedar River Trail, down in Wildwood's part of the country (I think).

https://i.imgur.com/WhutgRL.jpg
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This was on the way home, before I caught the light rail as I was running out of light....
04-02-21, 01:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By SurferRosa

Wish you could be more specific about the kind of...

Wish you could be more specific about the kind of shifters you're wanting to use and their location on the bike. Are you trying to go to an indexed setup?
04-02-21, 01:05 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,955
Posted By SurferRosa

This doesn't make any sense.

This doesn't make any sense.
04-02-21, 12:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 484
Posted By SurferRosa

^ Just because they're marketing folks, doesn't...

^ Just because they're marketing folks, doesn't mean they know everything about the product they're selling. Bike setup in vintage catalogs is often kludged.
04-01-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 859
Posted By SurferRosa

He probably started a thread in the General...

He probably started a thread in the General subforum, which should be retitled to Clownville.
04-01-21, 12:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 859
Posted By SurferRosa

Who ever it is, they obviously have guests that...

Who ever it is, they obviously have guests that are throwing stuff in the toilet that shouldn't be thrown in there. Otherwise there wouldn't be a need for that sign, which I think includes two...
04-01-21, 12:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 859
Posted By SurferRosa

Uh ... Um ...

Uh ...



Um ...
04-01-21, 12:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 484
Posted By SurferRosa

^ Rear derailleur cage looks a little wack in...

^ Rear derailleur cage looks a little wack in that top photo of post 15. Is that the cage limit where it's hitting the stop pin/grub screw? In other words, why isn't it keeping better tension on the...
03-31-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 61,110
Views: 9,139,109
Posted By SurferRosa

Thanks. I didn't see that nds photo he added...

Thanks. I didn't see that nds photo he added later. He replied that much of the decal is missing, but he can clearly see an "X" remaining. So, I would assume that's SLX. :thumb:
03-31-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By SurferRosa

I guess they could get bent in a crash. But...

I guess they could get bent in a crash. But usually in a crash, you just see "rash" on the lever, which can be minimized through polishing using a file and sandpaper.

The key thing here is to...
03-31-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 484
Posted By SurferRosa

Sorry, should have clarified that. Yes, that's...

Sorry, should have clarified that. Yes, that's right. Only one is 13-25t, the rest are 14-28t. I seldom ever use the 28t. But, when I have to, they all work reasonably well. If I ever have a problem...
03-31-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 61,110
Views: 9,139,109
Posted By SurferRosa

Seller said he didn't know the tubeset, but...

Seller said he didn't know the tubeset, but thought it might be SLX. Any ideas?
03-31-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 484
Posted By SurferRosa

Biggest issue with my bikes -- and they all have...

Biggest issue with my bikes -- and they all have some form of Campy short cage derailleur on them -- is the jockey wheel spacing to the big cog. I just have to make sure that the chain is short...
03-31-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 484
Posted By SurferRosa

That's not how I do it, but everybody has their...

That's not how I do it, but everybody has their way, I guess. I don't really care what the length is in small/small nor big/big.
03-31-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 484
Posted By SurferRosa

But who rides in those?

But who rides in those?
03-31-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,124
Posted By SurferRosa

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03-31-21, 06:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 228
Posted By SurferRosa

If it's a matching wheel to the front (both hub...

If it's a matching wheel to the front (both hub and rim), then it's very much worth correcting. And if three spokes currently need to be loose for it to be basically true, then the rim is probably...
03-31-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By SurferRosa

This bike is one of the lowest rung mid-level...

This bike is one of the lowest rung mid-level bikes that Fuji offered that year. Personally, I wouldn't restore it. Instead, I would refurbish it. This means giving it a full overhaul and doing some...
03-30-21, 11:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 859
Posted By SurferRosa

Best use of a Raleigh I've seen.

Best use of a Raleigh I've seen.
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