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02-20-17, 06:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,135
Posted By gmt13

Pictures would be definitely appreciated. What...

Pictures would be definitely appreciated. What part of the frame does this appear. I, too, have a Saronni red Super (83)
02-20-17, 06:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,850
Posted By gmt13

Not sure that I like the look on an upright bike....

Not sure that I like the look on an upright bike. I have been wanting one for my recumbent tadpole trike though.
02-20-17, 06:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,775
Posted By gmt13

Glad that you had a chance to enjoy the early...

Glad that you had a chance to enjoy the early spring. MUPs were packed here this weekend
03-31-13, 08:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 772
Posted By gmt13

I am not familiar with aluminum frames - Do they...

I am not familiar with aluminum frames - Do they normally use steel inserts for critical threaded areas like this one? Seems prudent to do so. If this bike has stripped Al threads, it should be...
03-21-13, 06:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 894
Posted By gmt13

I stripped and repainted my 72 SC last year. It...

I stripped and repainted my 72 SC last year. It had a couple of permutations of rattle can paint on it when I bought it as a bare frame. No, only the fork ends and a bit of the rear triangle has...
03-20-13, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 866
Posted By gmt13

Why start this new link when there was already an...

Why start this new link when there was already an active one? And gee, same name too.
...
03-06-13, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By gmt13

While those features did result in safety gain,...

While those features did result in safety gain, there is a recognized human behavior termed risk compensation. This concept is based on the observation that humans tolerate and even welcome risk...
Forum: Commuting
03-04-13, 07:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,736
Posted By gmt13

Since I switched to drum brakes, wiping down my...

Since I switched to drum brakes, wiping down my rims (which I do after every wet ride) is an absolute joy compared to messing with all of that black grunge that you get with rim brakes. The rest of...
03-04-13, 07:03 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,719
Posted By gmt13

I plan to write to him about the issues with beer...

I plan to write to him about the issues with beer and soda (well not so much beer). Since carbonated beverages release CO2 when opened, they are definitely contributing to the greenhouse effect. ...
03-03-13, 01:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,583
Posted By gmt13

I looked at the picture again, attempting to...

I looked at the picture again, attempting to scale the wheels on my monitor. It may be the camera angle, but it looks like the front wheel is a bit smaller than the rear. A lot of changes can...
03-02-13, 06:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,536
Posted By gmt13

Yeah, I have seen over-the-top lighting schemes...

Yeah, I have seen over-the-top lighting schemes that, while visible, seem more of an attractive distraction (in the way that they could alter a motorists behavior) than safety to me. Those folks are...
Forum: Commuting
02-22-13, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 122,745
Posted By gmt13

Great this morning. A bit cold and the roads...

Great this morning. A bit cold and the roads were wet but much less traffic than usual. Going home was crummy. Cold and rainy and I got a flat. Put a new tube in and while pumping up my bike...
02-22-13, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By gmt13

Does anyone know if they found the driver yet? ...

Does anyone know if they found the driver yet? The article mentioned that they may have gotten the plate number and the cops were looking for him (or her). None of the local Tucson news sources...
02-18-13, 06:48 PM
Replies: 18,559
Views: 3,002,352
Posted By gmt13

google translate didn't work to well on this. ...

google translate didn't work to well on this.

-G
02-17-13, 11:24 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,120
Posted By gmt13

I agree as well, but I have some real doubts...

I agree as well, but I have some real doubts about the ability of some LEOs to be objective about whether an infraction was significant, i.e. put someone at risk, or not. For instance, if I sprint...
02-16-13, 03:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 794
Posted By gmt13

I hit 100, but got knocked down quite a bit...

I hit 100, but got knocked down quite a bit because of my "high risk" activity - commuting by bike. I have some luck genetically and can see myself living that long but worry that the next 40 years...
02-15-13, 04:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 906
Posted By gmt13

Neat, but will safety orange work too? Do you...

Neat, but will safety orange work too? Do you know where I can buy some? All my cable ends are soldered so I reckon I am quite the outlaw.

-G
02-15-13, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 772
Posted By gmt13

With my S2 hub, I run a 40 front and an 17 rear. ...

With my S2 hub, I run a 40 front and an 17 rear. This matches my riding style and terrain. You really need to just ride it and decide what works for you. If your 42x15 works for you right out of...
02-15-13, 12:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,579
Posted By gmt13

Are they dropping this case or will they revise...

Are they dropping this case or will they revise the charges and try again. Juries are sometimes spooked by homicide charges and hesitate to step up.

-G
02-15-13, 12:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,494
Posted By gmt13

Instant Karma! I love it. Truly stupid behavior...

Instant Karma! I love it. Truly stupid behavior on the part of the driver.

-G
02-14-13, 07:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,035
Posted By gmt13

I concur. It looks like my 72 Carlton Super...

I concur. It looks like my 72 Carlton Super Course. The dropouts are stamped steel. Mine has a 26 tpi fork but the BB is 24 tpi. The brake drops were huge so since I wanted to use 700c wheels I...
02-14-13, 07:21 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 14,899
Posted By gmt13

Easy. I'd buy the bike I bought in 1983. A...

Easy. I'd buy the bike I bought in 1983. A Saronni red Colnago Super with Campy 50th Anniversary gruppo. Cost me about $730. Still have it.

-G
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02-14-13, 11:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,714
Posted By gmt13

I have seen many of these in industrial settings...

I have seen many of these in industrial settings and have always been impressed with their performance. I would use one if I had access to one, but wouldn't think it cost effective to acquire one...
02-14-13, 11:38 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,289
Posted By gmt13

It's human nature to be self-centered, which...

It's human nature to be self-centered, which leads to envy of others who are perceived to have (or take) some advantage over your situation. Throw in a bit of unrelated frustration and everything...
Forum: Commuting
02-13-13, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 58,103
Posted By gmt13

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02-12-13, 07:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,142
Posted By gmt13

Blaming the cyclist? Are you kidding me? There...

Blaming the cyclist? Are you kidding me? There are many factors involved in every incident and misplaced focus on the part of the cyclist as well as a motorist could be significant. Not recognizing...
02-12-13, 11:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,027
Posted By gmt13

I like the box section rims just because they...

I like the box section rims just because they look better on my vintage commuter. I decided to give the CR-18s a try and have found them to be pretty darn rugged. I put ~4000 miles on one set that...
02-12-13, 11:09 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,142
Posted By gmt13

Spend a lot of time on the road and you are bound...

Spend a lot of time on the road and you are bound to have negative encounters with cars. I wonder, though, if the focus on training takes away from the focus on traffic dynamics.

-G
02-11-13, 08:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,339
Posted By gmt13

Oh sorry, I think I get it now: 1. Official...

Oh sorry, I think I get it now:

1. Official statements are never made directly. They are somehow told to the press who then interpret and publish.
2. The real stories behind national news are...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-11-13, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,935
Posted By gmt13

Hey, crummy paint jobs are my specialty. Got...

Hey, crummy paint jobs are my specialty. Got that covered.

Thanks to all for the advice. I am leaning toward just leaving them alone. I can see filling and filing and then having to look at the...
02-11-13, 11:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,760
Posted By gmt13

the last syllable is not quite "gay", it's...

the last syllable is not quite "gay", it's shorter - more like "geh"

-G
02-11-13, 11:23 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,339
Posted By gmt13

As I said in my post, "I'd expect that the police...

As I said in my post, "I'd expect that the police would modify the way they patrol, and this may be what was filtered through the news channels"

And then you provide news links to back up my...
02-10-13, 01:09 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 15,446
Posted By gmt13

Peugeot U08 - Just like the one I bought in 72...

Peugeot U08 - Just like the one I bought in 72 and put many happy miles on.

-G
02-10-13, 01:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,339
Posted By gmt13

Wow, such an easy jump to accept the OP...

Wow, such an easy jump to accept the OP interpretation of some statement made by someone to mean that only felony crimes would get any response.

I could not find any press statements by LAPD or...
02-10-13, 06:37 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,339
Posted By gmt13

Completely unrelated to your situation. Why...

Completely unrelated to your situation. Why would you expect that the police would drop all other enforcement patrols to focus on the fugitive cop killer?

-G
Forum: Framebuilders
02-09-13, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,935
Posted By gmt13

Removing bottle cage bosses on steel frame

I am planning a restoration of a 74 Raleigh Competition. The frame did not have bottle cage mounts originally but some had been brazed on to the down tube at some point. I would like to remove them...
02-09-13, 11:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 789
Posted By gmt13

I wonder how motorists handle a situation where...

I wonder how motorists handle a situation where they meet another car coming the other direction and there are cyclists on both sides of the road. I bet the proper way would be for the 2 cars to...
02-08-13, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,294
Posted By gmt13

I'm not seeing it. There appears to be a slight...

I'm not seeing it. There appears to be a slight bow to the front right (or top one in the picture), but that could be the camera. Is that the way you typically position your Q-release lever? ...
02-08-13, 11:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,681
Posted By gmt13

I switched my bikes to right front a year or so...

I switched my bikes to right front a year or so ago and find that it allows me to brake harder and with more control. I have always braked with both levers and so adapted to the change easily.

-G
02-07-13, 04:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 622
Posted By gmt13

If you ride fast enough, they do provide an...

If you ride fast enough, they do provide an aerodynamic advantage. ;)

Most brakesets in the 80s came with these things. No doubt marketing hype.

-G
02-07-13, 04:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 976
Posted By gmt13

I was on the jury for a civil suit related to a...

I was on the jury for a civil suit related to a car accident. I don't recall them asking me if I ever operated a car. This is a great question though. Assuming that the selection attempts to sit...
Forum: Commuting
02-07-13, 12:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,041
Posted By gmt13

Although I probably won't replace my existing...

Although I probably won't replace my existing commuter any time soon, I have always thought that I would buy a Surly Cross Check (http://surlybikes.com/bikes/cross_check) frame as the base for a...
02-07-13, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 704
Posted By gmt13

I'd try patching it as well while looking...

I'd try patching it as well while looking carefully for signs that its integrity is compromised.

-G
02-07-13, 11:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 976
Posted By gmt13

It's hard to decipher the strange journalism, but...

It's hard to decipher the strange journalism, but it appears that it was a case where the driver was impaired. The 2 news articles that I read kept remarking about folks having tattoos. What's the...
02-05-13, 06:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,134
Posted By gmt13

Keep it and pass it on to the next owner of the...

Keep it and pass it on to the next owner of the bike.

-G
02-05-13, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By gmt13

Or get drum brakes! I've been converted. -G

Or get drum brakes! I've been converted.

-G
02-05-13, 05:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,091
Posted By gmt13

I agree with Andy. It grinds me to see anything...

I agree with Andy. It grinds me to see anything less than my current commuting bike (1972) described as vintage. We'll forgive just once ebgbs, you touched a nerve. Also, you ought to post to the...
02-05-13, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 575
Posted By gmt13

You could mount a decent retaliatory strike with...

You could mount a decent retaliatory strike with them.

-G
02-05-13, 05:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By gmt13

My employer requires that any employee who drives...

My employer requires that any employee who drives a company vehicle report the lost of a DL within 24 hours. Of course this does not happen often (reporting that is); however we do periodic DMV...
Forum: Commuting
02-04-13, 07:08 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,644
Posted By gmt13

If I can't ride, I walk my bike to work hoping...

If I can't ride, I walk my bike to work hoping that it will be better on the way home. It's not that I am a diehard, I am just too cheap to pay for parking at work.

-G
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