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10-13-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6,712
Views: 1,604,923
Posted By Unca_Sam

Recently restored 1989 Kona Cinder Cone

I'm in love with the handling. https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20191013_120858_e899215d1e593234a403eae18a71266da4ef9968.jpg
The Kona Cinder Cone in its natural...
10-13-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 586
Posted By Unca_Sam

Finally Complete!

After touching up the numerous scrapes and chips, sourcing appropriate components, and building a wheel from the old rim and NOS Suntour freehub (the rim gave me fits and might be toast), I present a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 2,342
Views: 294,655
Posted By Unca_Sam

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Big Darby Creek national scenic river. Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park....
10-11-19, 05:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 367
Posted By Unca_Sam

Bring your bike inside! Leaving your bike outside...

Bring your bike inside! Leaving your bike outside gives up your greatest protection, surprise. A prepared thief will defeat any lock quickly under cover of darkness.
Besides, components suffer from...
10-10-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 742
Posted By Unca_Sam

https://youtu.be/w-wbWGwZ7_k

https://youtu.be/w-wbWGwZ7_k
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2,342
Views: 294,655
Posted By Unca_Sam

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Early morning, midsummer, Antrim Lake
10-09-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 586
Posted By Unca_Sam

Selected components

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Full spread! Handlebar, stem, and seatpost came with the bike. Seatpost...
10-09-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2,158
Views: 370,694
Posted By Unca_Sam

1994 oclv 5200

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Quick as the wind! ...
10-09-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,994
Posted By Unca_Sam

:lol: I didn't even mess around with it, i...

:lol:

I didn't even mess around with it, i just bought it with the first bike.

That bike had a WTB SST saddle on it and that was super uncomfortable.
10-08-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 863
Posted By Unca_Sam

Sharrows in practice are useless. In Columbus,...

Sharrows in practice are useless. In Columbus, they added sharrows primarily to secondary residential feeders, and to arterials not suited to a road diet with dedicated bike lanes. That means our...
10-01-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,339
Posted By Unca_Sam

Yes, yes. But what do you think of the...

Yes, yes.

But what do you think of the tension app?
Forum: Commuting
09-26-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,010
Posted By Unca_Sam

Lightweights for wheels...

Lightweights for wheels...
09-24-19, 01:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,738
Posted By Unca_Sam

Why are they doing it to disrupt things? I know...

Why are they doing it to disrupt things? I know I've done all manner of stupid things for one of two reasons: lack of an appropriate location for the stupid activity, or testosterone-fueled decision...
09-23-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,738
Posted By Unca_Sam

This is the reactionary way to handle the...

This is the reactionary way to handle the problem. If a city wanted to be proactive, they could set up some grass course racing for the kids to have fun, in a safer closed course.
09-17-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1,655
Views: 139,517
Posted By Unca_Sam

Is blurry because is fast, even without wheel.:D

Is blurry because is fast, even without wheel.:D
09-15-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,043
Posted By Unca_Sam

I'll admit that this photo made me laugh. It's...

I'll admit that this photo made me laugh. It's certainly a reward for pulling that seatpost free.
09-15-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 613
Posted By Unca_Sam

It should be reversible!

Whoa there! Don't glue/epoxy that sprocket in place! You likely need a washer between the bearing cone and the sprocket so you have more threads to clamp with. I know it sucks going back and forth to...
09-13-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,043
Posted By Unca_Sam

Heat, heat pad too.

When I refurbished the wife's Berkeley, the right pedal was a bear to remove. I watched this video and determined that there was only one thing to do. A couple seconds with a propane torch and the...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 124,807
Posted By Unca_Sam

I carry a swisstech utilikey on a keychain that...

I carry a swisstech utilikey on a keychain that handles boxes and tape pretty well, as well as the occasional loose flathead or Philips screw, there's a bottle opener too, but I have a dedicated one...
09-12-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 17,448
Posted By Unca_Sam

Closing time?

There's no further discussion here, just sniping. Perhaps it's time to close this thread.
09-12-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 613
Posted By Unca_Sam

Sounds like you found the problem! while I wasted...

Sounds like you found the problem! while I wasted a good few minutes looking to see if there was a published torque recommendation, you wouldn't be able to use it with a cone wrench anyway. You could...
09-12-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 17,448
Posted By Unca_Sam

Notso_fastLane What's your favorite...

Notso_fastLane

What's your favorite tranquilizer after a ride on that road in traffic? Asking for a friend.
09-12-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17,851
Views: 2,799,728
Posted By Unca_Sam

That's why I cross-posted to Alt Bikes too. The...

That's why I cross-posted to Alt Bikes too. The entire idea of this creation is... unreasonable, to me. I don't doubt that it reflects passion though, and while it's a wacky craigslist ad for a bike,...
09-11-19, 11:15 PM
Replies: 1,655
Views: 139,517
Posted By Unca_Sam

Yes Edit: With the benefit of a larger...

Yes

Edit:

With the benefit of a larger monitor and picture, the pinarello headset you shared does not have the pattern cut or rolled into it. My guess (and it's a guess until I have the benefit...
09-11-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 17,448
Posted By Unca_Sam

Just before striking the cyclist, the driver is...

Just before striking the cyclist, the driver is finishing flipping down the visor. Unless the reason for the collision is malice or intoxication, it no longer matters. The best we can do from this...
09-07-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 673
Posted By Unca_Sam

Replace the tape?

Replace the tape?
09-06-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 17,448
Posted By Unca_Sam

Victim Blaming

I've seen this multiple times in the thread and it's inappropriate. This accident was avoidable. The overtaking driver's responsibility was to not hit anything in front of them. End of Story. The...
09-05-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,234
Posted By Unca_Sam

Isn't that part of the fun?

Isn't that part of the fun?
09-04-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,234
Posted By Unca_Sam

Oy! Keeping an abrasion like that moist and...

Oy! Keeping an abrasion like that moist and flexible helps it heal with minimal scarring. You want the tissue underneath to regrow in a similar environment as it would have under the epidermis!

...
09-03-19, 02:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,091
Posted By Unca_Sam

My tips

Look for Sculpey wet/dry sandpaper packs, 400/600/800/1000 grit. Auto refinish packs will have far too many sheets. You'll need a 1500 grit paper, though.

Use a backer block to sand down blobs....
09-02-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 850
Posted By Unca_Sam

We've discussed track dropouts and axle mount...

We've discussed track dropouts and axle mount trailer hitches here before. Consensus seemed to be that adequate torque on the axle nuts its enough the keep the rear axle from shifting under load.
...
08-29-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 17,851
Views: 2,799,728
Posted By Unca_Sam

Who's a good shifter?? WHO'S A GOOD SHIFTER!!

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08-29-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 17,851
Views: 2,799,728
Posted By Unca_Sam

^^^ The best end a Next BMX bike has ever met! ...

^^^
The best end a Next BMX bike has ever met!
THIS IS VALHALLA FOR THIS BIKE!
08-28-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,832
Posted By Unca_Sam

😳 that took long enough.

😳 that took long enough.
08-25-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,091
Posted By Unca_Sam

Fastidious, yes. Able? :innocent: I was less...

Fastidious, yes. Able? :innocent:
I was less concerned about the condition of the paint than I was with the late Suntour hubs, cycloid crankset, front and rear accushift derailleur, and the early...
08-21-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 14,957
Posted By Unca_Sam

Do unto others

Our rules are welded to the pavement on the MUP's here, and are boiled down to: 1) Be considerate of other users 2) Signal to pass (could be an extension of 1, but it's separately stated). Signs are...
08-20-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,433
Posted By Unca_Sam

Likely the only time a gent will state he prefers...

Likely the only time a gent will state he prefers the look of his shorter dangly bit.
08-20-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1,655
Views: 139,517
Posted By Unca_Sam

Hungry

I was wondering what cookie this was for a second...
08-15-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,945
Posted By Unca_Sam

Condolences

My FIL and my wife are the original owners of two early 80's Fuji's. I overhauled my wife's bike for a bike vacation with the kids, and offered the same for my FIL. The bikes were a joy to work on...
08-14-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,010
Posted By Unca_Sam

No, no, we agree, with the key phrase being...

No, no, we agree, with the key phrase being regularly and properly maintained. A hub refurb costs $50 for two wheels and is recommended at least annually by most bike shops, because balls are cheap...
08-13-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,010
Posted By Unca_Sam

Good advice. Unless you'll battle the elements...

Good advice.
Unless you'll battle the elements regularly, it's not something that happens overnight. Depending on your wheels, a replacement wheelset could be more efficient.
08-12-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,093
Posted By Unca_Sam

Retro grouch is joking that older, heavier bikes...

Retro grouch is joking that older, heavier bikes are less desirable to a bike thief. Better locks are needed for a better bike, to the point that the bike is too valuable to be locked to a bike rack...
08-09-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 599
Posted By Unca_Sam

False economy

You're not hurting for spare tubes, why compromise on tubes you don't need at the moment? If I had the choice between being stranded vs using a tube too small for the wheel, I might chance it. For...
08-08-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 699
Posted By Unca_Sam

Listen inside the frame

I'm pretty sure it's on Sheldon Brown's website as a tip for diagnosing creaks and BB problems. Put your bike in a stand so you can turn the cranks; put your ear on the 'horn' of your saddle; turn...
08-04-19, 05:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 907
Posted By Unca_Sam

Cargo pressure

Fyi, pressure in the cabin in a flight is typically equivalent to pressure at 6000-8000 feet elevation.

Your toothpaste splooges because it isn't bled of air. If there's no gas in a system,...
07-31-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 724
Posted By Unca_Sam

Keep the hub!

You should be able to secure a new rim and spokes to keep your hub, though it's likely going to cost more than a prebuilt wheel with appropriate spacing and freewheel hub. It will definitely cost...
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