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07-14-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 641
Posted By Unca_Sam

​​​SHBR is in Shanghai with many reactionary...

​​​SHBR is in Shanghai with many reactionary stances to progressive thought in the United States. It's best to ignore them. Thankfully that's fairly easy, since their responses frequently present as...
07-14-20, 12:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By Unca_Sam

I'm pleased it's not a useful size for me. We've...

I'm pleased it's not a useful size for me. We've all been there :p.
07-13-20, 06:33 PM
07-13-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 641
Posted By Unca_Sam

I think the trouble is that's it's so difficult...

I think the trouble is that's it's so difficult to drink a beer with a mask on. Or eat a slice of pizza. There's probably a lot of truth in "unable to be in a bar safely".
07-13-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 641
Posted By Unca_Sam

3alarmer and gsteinb; Get a room you two!

3alarmer and gsteinb; Get a room you two!
07-13-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 819
Posted By Unca_Sam

It's my understanding that strobing lights on the...

It's my understanding that strobing lights on the highway are forbidden except for police, fire, and service vehicles (tow trucks, maintenance, etc.) That's the primary reason.

Studies show that...
07-13-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 227
Posted By Unca_Sam

True! But I said average cyclist. What if you...

True! But I said average cyclist. What if you just want to ride it? There are enough NOS adjustable BBs out there to keep it period correct, and there's value in learning a new skill in adjusting the...
07-13-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 227
Posted By Unca_Sam

With this in mind bikemike73: If you are unable...

With this in mind bikemike73:
If you are unable to find an adjustment that eliminates play, while also being loose enough that you don't feel grittiness when you turn the spindle, it's probably time...
07-13-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 227
Posted By Unca_Sam

No pulling the DS crank arm, removing both cups,...

No pulling the DS crank arm, removing both cups, the spindle and bearings, cleaning the parts, evaluating for wear, measuring the DS spindle length, and eventually replacing with a cartridge bearing?...
07-13-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 205
Posted By Unca_Sam

Not too much. The price tells me the mechanic...

Not too much. The price tells me the mechanic will get the spoke wrench out, adjust the spoke nipples and hand the wheel back to you.
07-12-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 189
Posted By Unca_Sam

70sSanO already mentioned that. You're golden...

70sSanO already mentioned that. You're golden since you have a freewheel hub. Yes, the derailleur moves as much as the cable pull, so any appropriate width derailleur with enough chain wrap will...
07-12-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By Unca_Sam

Imma get one and polish it!

Imma get one and polish it!
07-12-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7,251
Views: 1,855,431
Posted By Unca_Sam

They have their advantages. The cam gives a...

They have their advantages. The cam gives a variable pull, allowing for greater clearance from the rim while not needed. I'm certain there's a guide published already. You should find it with a...
07-12-20, 12:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 880
Posted By Unca_Sam

Start with a wet bulb

Psychrometrics (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evaporative_cooler)

This is not my field of study.

Evaporative cooling, used for climate control and evolved to regulate body temperature in...
07-11-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 56,981
Views: 8,212,770
Posted By Unca_Sam

That price though. I guess it's too precious to...

That price though. I guess it's too precious to ride now.
07-11-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 189
Posted By Unca_Sam

Hm. Looking at Ebay prices now, I stole my X...

Hm. Looking at Ebay prices now, I stole my X press shifters...:innocent:

Best to price it out both ways. New drivetrain (maybe add a cog or two) or NOS/used shifters.
07-11-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 189
Posted By Unca_Sam

What cassette are you using? If it's an accushift...

What cassette are you using? If it's an accushift cassette (on a suntour hub) and you don't want to replace or relace your wheels, your best bet for indexing will be Suntour old stock. They used a...
07-11-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 56,981
Views: 8,212,770
Posted By Unca_Sam

Needs wheels, and a picture. ...

Needs wheels, and a picture.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/675x900/00h0h_4spmmn9vaxx_0ci0t2_1200x900_eeb175876c506aeaee69d69721819e55629a83a0.jpg
07-11-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 56,981
Views: 8,212,770
Posted By Unca_Sam

Decal placement is different. Suspect bicycle has...

Decal placement is different. Suspect bicycle has the decal much closer to the braze-ons, rather than centered between the braze-ons and BB.
07-11-20, 04:23 AM
Replies: 56,981
Views: 8,212,770
Posted By Unca_Sam

$150, which is why the ad is gone :rolleyes:.

$150, which is why the ad is gone :rolleyes:.
07-11-20, 04:17 AM
Replies: 19,169
Views: 3,129,665
Posted By Unca_Sam

You have to be an orangutan to manual this.

You have to be an orangutan to manual this.
07-11-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 778
Posted By Unca_Sam

:lol: there was one that was an Italian XL 18.5...

:lol: there was one that was an Italian XL 18.5 ATA. That was snapped up, so I didn't get to figure out if I can squeeze into it. :(

There's always more.
07-10-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 778
Posted By Unca_Sam

Thanks! I have: it's 22 inches ATA, or 6...

Thanks!
I have: it's 22 inches ATA, or 6 inches larger than my fit. :( I need 18.5-19, 21 for loose and flappy.
07-10-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 56,981
Views: 8,212,770
Posted By Unca_Sam

I thought the fork looked a little off. Looked...

I thought the fork looked a little off. Looked closer, initially thought, "it's just turned a little", then noticed the matching paint loss at the start of the forks' rake... maybe repaired?
07-10-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 56,981
Views: 8,212,770
Posted By Unca_Sam

Ad description names the model as a Grand Prix....

Ad description names the model as a Grand Prix. *shrugs
07-10-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 250
Posted By Unca_Sam

Thanks for the recommendation. When sorting the...

Thanks for the recommendation. When sorting the bins at the co op, I found a pair of racers, along with calipers (minus hoods). They were in quite a sorry state and barely operable, no straddle...
07-10-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 880
Posted By Unca_Sam

Sy Reene Don't forget that there are two types of...

Sy Reene Don't forget that there are two types of sunblock, reflective, and transformative. The mineral-based (zinc oxide, titanium dioxide) sunscreens act to reflect UV radiation, while the chemical...
07-10-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 880
Posted By Unca_Sam

Not all cloth is dense enough to prevent UVA and...

Not all cloth is dense enough to prevent UVA and UVB from reaching the skin, and have various capabilities at long-term protection. Keep in mind that the UV spectrum is outside the human eye's...
07-10-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 19,169
Views: 3,129,665
Posted By Unca_Sam

This guy is on another level for his CL honeypot...

This guy is on another level for his CL honeypot for …Nosey Neds. What would you name a well-meaning CL bike ad user?
07-10-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 250
Posted By Unca_Sam

That's the vibe I'm getting. As long as the...

That's the vibe I'm getting. As long as the attachment style meshes and you have the clearance, go for it. I believe I'm going to save around $20 and do it. Lord knows I'll need all the help I can...
07-10-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 250
Posted By Unca_Sam

You must be using a wide tire on a narrow rim....

You must be using a wide tire on a narrow rim. Usually the brake QR does enough to squeak the wheel out, when inflated. You're not wrong about them hanging up inside the fork legs though. I can...
07-10-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 250
Posted By Unca_Sam

Locked out for me too. fietsbob is right, google...

Locked out for me too. fietsbob is right, google will get you there.
07-10-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 56,981
Views: 8,212,770
Posted By Unca_Sam

The DeRosa's seat stays appear to be bent at the...

The DeRosa's seat stays appear to be bent at the brake bridge. Still not a terrible price if it's for all 3.
07-10-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 250
Posted By Unca_Sam

Thanks! You're using eagle 2 pads on your Grand...

Thanks! You're using eagle 2 pads on your Grand Prix then? I'm guessing that pad shape is influenced by expected conditions, and Kool Stop added innovations like their plow tip to cope. I expect that...
07-10-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 250
Posted By Unca_Sam

Brake Pad shapes and sizes

I have a question there may not be an easy answer for. What, besides mounting post treatment (threaded or smooth) and pad thickness (or expected caliper travel) differentiates the various styles of...
07-09-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 56,981
Views: 8,212,770
Posted By Unca_Sam

Nuh uh! It says here spent $60 on those ($15)...

Nuh uh! It says here spent $60 on those ($15) tires!
btw, you beat me to it.
07-09-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 610
Posted By Unca_Sam

...when safe... There are probably hundreds of...

...when safe...
There are probably hundreds of tickets written for going left off center without assured clear distance.
07-08-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 549
Posted By Unca_Sam

Your yard must be waist high by now.

Your yard must be waist high by now.
07-08-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 610
Posted By Unca_Sam

Good discussion! I also read Gov. Brown's veto...

Good discussion! I also read Gov. Brown's veto rationale in that he doesn't want the state to be sued for head on collisions for 'allowing' unsafe passing. Just look at another state's vehicle code!...
07-08-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 610
Posted By Unca_Sam

Here in Ohio it's been legal to overtake traffic...

Here in Ohio it's been legal to overtake traffic traveling at half the posted limit or less on double yellow lines for a while.
Ohio Revised Code 4511.26 through 4511.30 outlines it pretty well,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2,828
Views: 733,193
Posted By Unca_Sam

Hm. When I sort by price, I get the message:

Hm. When I sort by price, I get the message:
07-08-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 893
Posted By Unca_Sam

Kurt, this fork should be 24 tpi. Disregard my...

Kurt, this fork should be 24 tpi. Disregard my earlier comment.
07-08-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 56,981
Views: 8,212,770
Posted By Unca_Sam

:rolleyes: the pedals are the only thing they got...

:rolleyes: the pedals are the only thing they got right...
07-07-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 974
Views: 74,970
Posted By Unca_Sam

I've had a couple of flawless transactions with...

I've had a couple of flawless transactions with Shrevvy. Very happy with my purchases.
07-07-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 893
Posted By Unca_Sam

How did you accomplish that? Wrap the top race,...

How did you accomplish that? Wrap the top race, then press it in?
07-07-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 893
Posted By Unca_Sam

This doesn't look like a crown race, but more...

This doesn't look like a crown race, but more like the pressed race into the head tube. I'm not sure how a too large crown race at the bottom of assembly contributes to a poor fit at the top of the...
07-07-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 893
Posted By Unca_Sam

Let the shop figure out if it's the head tube or...

Let the shop figure out if it's the head tube or the top race that's out of spec. Generally, the headset is sold as a complete kit, so crown race up through the locknut at the top. You might be able...
07-06-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,430
Posted By Unca_Sam

bikemig I have been able to get into the co-op...

bikemig
I have been able to get into the co-op and look at the cages there. I didn't see any T.A. branded, but plenty of copies. Surprisingly, most were silver with white, so, let me know if you...
07-06-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By Unca_Sam

It depends on the initial scratch size, just like...

It depends on the initial scratch size, just like sandpaper. If you can simply see the scratches, but not necessarily feel them with the edge of your nail, polishing compound or rubbing compound can...
07-06-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19,169
Views: 3,129,665
Posted By Unca_Sam

I say it's a crashed and repaired bike, looking...

I say it's a crashed and repaired bike, looking to get turned into a tourer or cross bike, with the new canti posts. They wouldn't make the effort to tear up the decal and leave the front end looking...
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