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09-19-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 34
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Posted By 3alarmer

The lowrider guys here do it on purpose...

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09-19-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 519
Posted By 3alarmer

...I tried to bring to bring a little science and...

...I tried to bring to bring a little science and optics to this topic in this other thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1211946-fork-bent.html). But the Bent Forkers shouted me...
09-18-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 229
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...both Universal and Balilla brake levers...

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...both Universal and Balilla brake levers are somewhat notorious for being a little bit on the fragile side. So no, it's not a good idea to **** with them.
09-18-20, 12:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 286
Posted By 3alarmer

...130mm rings show up all the time at the local...

...130mm rings show up all the time at the local co-op here. I have a collection in various tooth counts, but the ones that are not either 52, 53 or 42, 39 don't show up as often.
If you want to...
Forum: Foo
09-17-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 119
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I'm definitely seeing some birds down here...

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...I'm definitely seeing some birds down here in my yard in the Central Valley that ought to be up in the Sierra or the foothills this time of year. There was a rufous sided hummingbird at my...
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...Silca pumps are (and this is just my...

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...Silca pumps are (and this is just my opinion) a poor choice for a frame pump for today's modern, high pressure tyres. I can pump a tyre to much higher pressures after a roadside repair using...
09-17-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 359
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...my thoughts are you can probably do this...

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...my thoughts are you can probably do this with that stem and get away with it. My experience suggests that to do it properly is a PIA , and that waiting for a new one is what I would do.
Forum: Foo
09-16-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,407
Posted By 3alarmer

...even were Biden to win and immediately...

...even were Biden to win and immediately institute the most drastic of the proposed greenhouse gas reduction plans for America, yes, we are so screwed. I fear this is our new normal, with Summer...
09-16-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 495
Posted By 3alarmer

... the air finally cleared enough to ride today,...

... the air finally cleared enough to ride today, and I chose a pearlescent, shell white Cinelli.
So I wanted to remind you of all the transparent, pearlescent finishes that you can use on something...
Forum: Foo
09-16-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 14,479
Views: 834,361
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...still has and wears a pair of lederhosen...

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...still has and wears a pair of lederhosen that were last cleaned in 1965.
Forum: Foo
09-16-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14,479
Views: 834,361
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...whenever anyone mentions his lack of...

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...whenever anyone mentions his lack of pants, he always replies, " A stitch in time, saves nine." That shuts them up.
Replies: 16
Views: 404
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...an excellent example of the money pit...

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...an excellent example of the money pit project bike. As stated, that would be a great project bike if you were a paint nerd like me, had a lot of time to invest in it, and maybe had your own...
09-16-20, 12:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 495
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I don't think I've ever seen a bike that...

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...I don't think I've ever seen a bike that had a contrasting head tube that didn't follow through with the traditional seat tube panel.
So I'm not sure how it will strike me visually...your idea...
09-15-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 956
Posted By 3alarmer

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

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...IIRC, this is a Laprade, without any paint in the recessed facets....
Forum: Foo
09-15-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,208
Posted By 3alarmer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVYx4qcXciw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVYx4qcXciw
09-15-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 956
Posted By 3alarmer

...I get them confused sometimes. :) Probably the...

...I get them confused sometimes. :) Probably the fumes from the paint.
09-15-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 224
Posted By 3alarmer

... ...it's the standardized bead seat...

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...it's the standardized bead seat diameter. In your picture, for that size rim, it's 622. But that's a 700c rim, so the diameter is bigger.
09-15-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By 3alarmer

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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...as already stated, i don't think you'll find anyone selling those exact decals. ...
09-15-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 956
Posted By 3alarmer

Laprade with paint.

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09-15-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 956
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...people laugh at me when they see the milk...

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...people laugh at me when they see the milk crate full of old seat posts, (in common and uncommon diameters,) I collected over the years buying them at the bike co-op. Now I'm RICH !! RICH I tell...
09-15-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 359
Posted By 3alarmer

...I don't know how much you paid for your KMC 10...

...I don't know how much you paid for your KMC 10 speed chain, nut the KMC 8 speed chains I buy and use are less than ten bucks apiece. Given that situation, I don't spend a whole lot of time...
09-14-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,191
Posted By 3alarmer

Nicer San Remo, before restoration:

...these were the top of the line when this was first sold:
...
09-14-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,191
Posted By 3alarmer

Not certain of the model, probably started out as one of the Molteni orange Merckx's

...when I bought it:


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...after some work:

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Forum: Foo
09-14-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14,479
Views: 834,361
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...he used the "hole in the bottom of the...

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...he used the "hole in the bottom of the popcorn bucket" trick for years to get girls to touch his penis at the movies. Finally had to stop when he ran out of innocent, naive victims. Now he just...
09-14-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 352
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...anything is possible. If you get to the...

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...anything is possible. If you get to the point where you have ten or more posts and can upload some decent drive side photos of the bike, the components, and the frame details (joining at the...
09-14-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 352
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I don't know of a data set for Falcon...

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...I don't know of a data set for Falcon frame numbers. Mostly, you date them by appearance (color, decals, etc.) and components.
There are some online catalog page resources you can find by...
Replies: 18
Views: 618
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I don't know what our bicycle looks like,...

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...I don't know what our bicycle looks like, or what kind of fork ends and dropouts the frame was built with.
But sometimes a bicycle that originally came equipped with bolt on wheels will not...
09-13-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 3,253
Posted By 3alarmer

...cooler than normal here, too. This must be...

...cooler than normal here, too. This must be what nuclear winter will feel like.
Forum: Foo
09-13-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14,479
Views: 834,361
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...he was gender fluid for a while, until the...

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...he was gender fluid for a while, until the year of the big cold snap. It caught him by surprise, early in the fall, and without added anti freeze, he froze up and cracked his block.
Forum: Foo
09-13-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 14,479
Views: 834,361
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...still has that Ronco Gender Blender he...

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...still has that Ronco Gender Blender he bought on the phone, while drinking vodka straight from the bottle and watching late night TV. He thought it would be great for parties. But when he...
09-12-20, 11:53 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 3,253
Posted By 3alarmer

The Bay Area in Northern California

Record-Breaking Streak of Spare The Air Alerts Continues (https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2020/09/07/record-breaking-streak-of-spare-the-air-alerts-continues/)...this was on the 7th, at 23 days....
09-12-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,021
Posted By 3alarmer

...these small 5 x 0.8 taps are cheaply and...

...these small 5 x 0.8 taps are cheaply and readily available at places like Home Depot (at least my HD), and on Amazon.
It's not a big deal to buy an extra one and use a grinder to take down the...
09-12-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 3,253
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...not me. We had one three day break right...

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...not me. We had one three day break right after the first fires kicked up in late August, and I rode all three days. But nothing since then.
I need to get out and mow the lawn, which is...
09-12-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 536
Posted By 3alarmer

...every modern track frame I've encountered here...

...every modern track frame I've encountered here in the US was spaced at 120mm in the rear.
09-12-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 536
Posted By 3alarmer

Track frame restored with a SRAM Automatix coaster brake rear hub

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Forum: Foo
09-12-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14,479
Views: 834,361
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...he fries up a pretty good doughnut, but...

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...he fries up a pretty good doughnut, but you don't want to know how he makes the holes.
Forum: Foo
09-12-20, 12:28 AM
Replies: 14,479
Views: 834,361
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...he once squoze his "proclivity" so hard,...

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...he once squoze his "proclivity" so hard, in the van, down by the river, that he bruised it a little bit.
Forum: Foo
09-11-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,208
Posted By 3alarmer

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/11/us/wildfires-li...

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/11/us/wildfires-live-updates.html
Forum: Foo
09-11-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14,479
Views: 834,361
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...he's seen a thing or two (or three, or...

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...he's seen a thing or two (or three, or six) down in that van, parked near the river.
Forum: Foo
09-11-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,208
Posted By 3alarmer

...I've been looking at some fire footage up east...

...I've been looking at some fire footage up east of Fresno (Creek fire) and north of me near Oroville (Bear fire) on and off, because I've spent some time hiking and camping in both those places. I...
09-09-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,349
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...just for the record, when I lived in...

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...just for the record, when I lived in Merced, I commuted for about three years to work and over to the community college to use their gym and pool by means of a very purple, step through,...
09-08-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,054
Posted By 3alarmer

....all of this is "generally speaking" info, so...

....all of this is "generally speaking" info, so take it like that. I've never had a Mirage derailleur.
But in general, as long as you stay within a manufacturer's products within a given age...
Forum: Foo
09-08-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,364
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...the best thing about hurting yourself...

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...the best thing about hurting yourself badly is it's all pain and no gain. It goes well with the bitter taste of life in general.
Forum: Foo
09-08-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14,479
Views: 834,361
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...has seasonal reservations at one of my...

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...has seasonal reservations at one of my Nevada time shares.
09-08-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,349
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...your most reasonable upgrade on a Varsity...

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...your most reasonable upgrade on a Varsity is a different bike.
Forum: Foo
09-08-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 14,479
Views: 834,361
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...still doesn't realize that the real...

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...still doesn't realize that the real problem here in California is all that water we let run down into the ocean last spring.
Forum: Foo
09-08-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14,479
Views: 834,361
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...his big closing number for Tuesday night...

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...his big closing number for Tuesday night karaoke at Brando's Speakeasy is a special arrangement of "The Candy Man".
Forum: Foo
09-07-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14,479
Views: 834,361
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...his screen name on Tinder is "Likes Cherry...

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...his screen name on Tinder is "Likes Cherry Pie." Strangely though, when he goes on Ashley Madison he uses "Apple Pie a la mode."
09-07-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,160
Posted By 3alarmer

...there was a price peak ??!? :crash:

...there was a price peak ??!? :crash:
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By 3alarmer

Redline bicycles...

Redline bicycles (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redline_bicycles)
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