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10-19-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By Bad Lag

With any sort of rat trap pedal, you want toe...

With any sort of rat trap pedal, you want toe clips. Having your foot slip off the pedal towards the front of the bike will leave you with a gashed calf where the teeth on the pedal eat the back of...
10-15-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 342
Posted By Bad Lag

It's a nice one. But, ummm,... I don't...

It's a nice one.


But, ummm,... I don't know how to tell you this,... the rear brake is backwards.

That's a really dangerous modification, too, because when need to slow down and squeeze the...
10-12-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 642
Posted By Bad Lag

Maybe I should just get my old Silca Impero back...

Maybe I should just get my old Silca Impero back on the bike.
10-05-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By Bad Lag

21 lbs means this is something special. ...

21 lbs means this is something special.

Mavic rims, Weinmann brakes, imply decent or better.

Crane rear derailleur is really good but could easily be aftermarket.

Middlemore saddle is...
09-27-20, 12:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 497
Posted By Bad Lag

I have no idea what happened with 79pmooney but...

I have no idea what happened with 79pmooney but for the last ten years or more, I have ridden Challenge Paris-Roubaix and Criterium tires on MAVIC MA-2 rims with ZERO problems. They mount and center...
09-18-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,440
Posted By Bad Lag

I also got screwed by this new delivery system,...

I also got screwed by this new delivery system, the name of which I have forgotten.

Large freight forwarders pick up and transport the packages to the customer's city. USPS receives those...
09-15-20, 12:25 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,949
Posted By Bad Lag

Why, yes, yes I do. It always seems to be a...

Why, yes, yes I do. It always seems to be a headwind, too. :-)

A bit more seriously, there is an almost constant wind out of the west (on-shore). It there isn't, it is usually a Santa Ana wind...
09-12-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By Bad Lag

Forty Five Years Later

My bike is still awesome to ride. It is the cheapest entertainment ever. Riding it is the most healthful thing I do - transformative, really.

I "upgraded" the bike over the decades but have long...
08-16-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,677
Posted By Bad Lag

If you go back far enough, you can see the real...

If you go back far enough, you can see the real relationship between bicycles and motorcycles.

...
08-12-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,339
Posted By Bad Lag

The "trick" is to not use cleats. The other...

The "trick" is to not use cleats.

The other "trick" is to not tuck the strap's end into the buckle. Leaving it loose allows you to just quickly reach down, hit the metal buckle and loosen the...
08-07-20, 11:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,328
Posted By Bad Lag

I ride wearing a baseball cap, the kind that are...

I ride wearing a baseball cap, the kind that are not adjustable. I wear it backwards, with the bill in the rear.

The cap keeps my scalp from being sunburned. The bill keeps the sun off the back of...
07-24-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,456
Posted By Bad Lag

Well,... the Vittoria latex tubes are in and...

Well,... the Vittoria latex tubes are in and pumped. The tubes weigh 82 gr.

The wheels are noticeably lighter, especially the front wheel. They are bouncier, too, although that might just be the...
07-21-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 8,598
Posted By Bad Lag

British bikes were "stodgy" and focused on 3...

British bikes were "stodgy" and focused on 3 speed "English racers".

French bikes had non-standard threading.

American bikes were just "gas pipe specials".

That leaves the Italians, who made...
07-15-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By Bad Lag

My recollection is that by 1978 it was already...

My recollection is that by 1978 it was already over.

I bought a set but never liked them. I got rid of them, possibly threw them away.
07-15-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,456
Posted By Bad Lag

LOL! Well, it isn't the box I am after, it's...

LOL!

Well, it isn't the box I am after, it's the tube inside the box that I desire or, more correctly, I desire the new tubes to be inside a box. :)

They spend a lot of money on the boxes -...
07-04-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,456
Posted By Bad Lag

I could just replace what I have with new. ...

I could just replace what I have with new.

Alternatively, there are similarly sized tires by Rene Herse -

Chinook Pass: 700C X 28 mm
Cayuse Pass: 700C X 26 mm

Anyone ever use these Rene...
06-28-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,188
Posted By Bad Lag

Ack!, yours is a great frame - one of my all-time...

Ack!, yours is a great frame - one of my all-time favorites when in mink blue and silver.

Your chrome plated frame looks fantastic, too. From what I can see in the photos, it looks as if some care...
06-21-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 770
Posted By Bad Lag

Somewhere around 1980 Rodale Press (?) bought...

Somewhere around 1980 Rodale Press (?) bought BICYCLING! magazine and after that, it was never the same. They took the articles into heavy-duty marketing of the latest and greatest technological...
06-20-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 929
Posted By Bad Lag

I am in lust. There was a powder blue one...

I am in lust.

There was a powder blue one for sale here a while back. I almost pulled the trigger several times. Now, the ad is gone.

For me, this is a "grail bike".
06-18-20, 11:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By Bad Lag

That thing is painful to look at.

That thing is painful to look at.
06-05-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 980
Posted By Bad Lag

Maybe it's just me but let me offer this as a...

Maybe it's just me but let me offer this as a "heads up", I cannot see any of your photos.
05-30-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 902
Posted By Bad Lag

When it comes to saddle tilt, tiny adjustments...

When it comes to saddle tilt, tiny adjustments make a HUGE difference. This is why the Campagnolo seat post was my first Campy acquisition. It was also why micro-adjust seat posts are everywhere...
05-05-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,386
Posted By Bad Lag

Helmets suck. I don't wear one. I have...

Helmets suck.

I don't wear one. I have several.

Helmets suck.
05-04-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,174
Posted By Bad Lag

" The concrete floors aggravate my sciatica if im...

" The concrete floors aggravate my sciatica if im not careful ..."

Keep your knees bent slightly (don't lock the knees) at all times when standing. It takes mindful practice but soon becomes...
04-30-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,530
Posted By Bad Lag

In the end, I sold it and was glad to see it go. ...

In the end, I sold it and was glad to see it go.

2030 is better than gas pipe but not much. That bike seemed to suck up all the energy and power you put into and give back very little. People are...
04-30-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 640
Posted By Bad Lag

Classic - it's a design or style; bike can be...

Classic - it's a design or style; bike can be new, as long as it is classic.

Vintage - refers to the year of manufacture;

Antique - term not used here; usually refers to things more than 50...
04-19-20, 12:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,000
Posted By Bad Lag

They also come in very handy when making brake...

They also come in very handy when making brake adjustments.
04-19-20, 12:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 768
Posted By Bad Lag

Treasure the picture of your mother more than the...

Treasure the picture of your mother more than the bike.
04-18-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,281
Posted By Bad Lag

I have a bike set up similarly. They really are...

I have a bike set up similarly. They really are enjoyable rides.

Congrats!
04-06-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,818
Posted By Bad Lag

Wah Hoo!

Wah Hoo!
04-06-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,903
Posted By Bad Lag

Bob Jackson, Leeds, England ...

Bob Jackson, Leeds, England

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...
04-06-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,586
Posted By Bad Lag

I also had a CB400Four. Mine was a '76 in their...

I also had a CB400Four. Mine was a '76 in their medium-dark blue color. It was a fun bike and I wish I still had it.

I flipped my North Roads bars. I rode the bike one time and flipped them back....
03-11-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 501
Posted By Bad Lag

The inner rings are usually not as nicely...

The inner rings are usually not as nicely finished as the outers.

There may be an issue about counterboring of bolt holes, too.
02-23-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,554
Posted By Bad Lag

It really does come down to, "How far are you...

It really does come down to, "How far are you going to take this"?

Are you going to buy aluminum billet or rod to make parts? Why not refine your own? Wait, you need a refinery for that. Why not...
01-28-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,158
Posted By Bad Lag

Don't bother filling. Buy or make an aluminum...

Don't bother filling. Buy or make an aluminum bushing that slip-fits in the hole. Bond it in using the epoxy. Gently file flush.
01-25-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 857
Posted By Bad Lag

I would probably enjoy just visiting the shop to...

I would probably enjoy just visiting the shop to look. To bring home a new frame or bike would be seriously excellent. I think my Bob Jackson is 58 cm (C-C) but I don't recall accurately. Something...
01-19-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,444
Posted By Bad Lag

"I built it one piece at a time And it didn't...

"I built it one piece at a time
And it didn't cost me a dime,..."

-- Johnny Cash --
01-19-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 967
Posted By Bad Lag

I cut mine at the nipple to maximize residual...

I cut mine at the nipple to maximize residual length. They make fantastic tie down stakes for drip irrigation lines. They will be rust-free and last forever - reuse and reusable.

Fold them in...
12-24-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,598
Posted By Bad Lag

I'm still riding that old bike I bought in 1975,...

I'm still riding that old bike I bought in 1975, a Bob Jackson. I guess I am old but riding helps my pursuit of immortality.

My other bike is a 1985 Stump Jumper, but it's relatively recent...
12-22-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,598
Posted By Bad Lag

"... better paint schemes", that made me laugh. ...

"... better paint schemes", that made me laugh. Thanks for that.

No, IMO, I am not off. I suspect you are referring to mass-produced bikes whereas I am thinking of semi-custom bikes. By the...
12-22-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,598
Posted By Bad Lag

Boom Bikes Post-Boomers

What do you think will happen to 20th century steel bikes in the post-Boomer times to come?

I ask because I have no interest in the more modern bikes - from the late 80's through current...
12-01-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,460
Posted By Bad Lag

I don't want to cut it too finely. Raleigh...

I don't want to cut it too finely.

Raleigh used to make 21 1/2", 23 1/2" and 25 1/2" frames. Of those, the 23 1/2" frames were the most aesthetically pleasing. The small one was too "crunched"...
11-28-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 860
Posted By Bad Lag

Awesome marketing approach, truly awesome.

Awesome marketing approach, truly awesome.
11-21-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,050
Posted By Bad Lag

I bet it sounds like clacking coconut shells when...

I bet it sounds like clacking coconut shells when you pedal.
09-17-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By Bad Lag

The green Schwinn cruiser looks very nice to me....

The green Schwinn cruiser looks very nice to me. I would never buy/ride it but it looks like a nice version of its type. It must be a reproduction, right??? Because, otherwise,...!!!

With some...
09-08-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,838
Posted By Bad Lag

What he said. You will find you need a new...

What he said.

You will find you need a new stem, new bars, new levers, all new cables,...

Really, I really recommend you keep the flat bars for a commuter bike.
09-08-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,838
Posted By Bad Lag

Going from flat bars to drop bars is neither easy...

Going from flat bars to drop bars is neither easy nor inexpensive - BTDT.

BTW, I ended up switching them back.

1980's mountain bike with 26" wheels and no suspension is the way to go. They...
08-30-19, 01:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,244
Posted By Bad Lag

I winced when I read this part. Did you get any...

I winced when I read this part. Did you get any royalties or other compensation? This is called 'rip off'.
08-29-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,365
Posted By Bad Lag

No one has said it but I will. BUY SOME NEW...

No one has said it but I will.

BUY SOME NEW SHOES.

Really, do it. There are a lot of great options out there right now (unlike 5-10 years ago).
08-27-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,297
Posted By Bad Lag

I thought frame flex was not a problem, in and of...

I thought frame flex was not a problem, in and of itself. It is the hysteresis involved in the flexing that saps your energy.

If you can reduce the flexing, you can change/reduce the hysteresis.
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