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01-27-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,216
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I know I will never convince the "never...

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...I know I will never convince the "never file a fork end" guys that sometimes this is the most efficacious method of repair. I won't even try. :)
01-27-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,216
Posted By 3alarmer

...Not necessarily. I have encountered the...

...Not necessarily. I have encountered the occasional bicycle that had just the issue shown in your photos. The one I recall best was one that had obviously been ridden twice and stuck over in the...
01-27-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 578
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...if I thought about the time it will take,...

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...if I thought about the time it will take, I'd never fix anything. :)
01-27-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,216
Posted By 3alarmer

...depending on the age of your frame and hub, if...

...depending on the age of your frame and hub, if a French bike is old enough it is not always spaced at 100mm.
From what I recall, 92mm was another common OLD distance in ancient times.
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01-26-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,216
Posted By 3alarmer

...the simplest fix is to take a round file of...

...the simplest fix is to take a round file of the appropriate size and file down the interior bottom of the fork end that is high (when you look at the fork upside down...which is how the fork...
01-26-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...Raleigh bought up Sun when they were in...

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...Raleigh bought up Sun when they were in the process of taking over the UK bicycle manufacturing business. They did put out some bikes that were branded "Sun" for a period of time. I have no...
01-26-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,216
Posted By 3alarmer

...check the wheel for rim centered and true, and...

...check the wheel for rim centered and true, and that that both axle ends are full seated in the fork ends first.
Forum: Foo
01-25-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13,325
Views: 762,878
Posted By 3alarmer

. ... has a front license plate on his 1938...

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... has a front license plate on his 1938 Hupmobile that says, "Here Come de Judge".
01-25-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 135
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I don't know enough about internal...

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...I don't know enough about internal headsets to tell you if there's an alternative for this. In general, with something like that I just go with the manufacturer's specified headset. Sorry.
01-25-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 135
Posted By 3alarmer

...you need to provide more specific information...

...you need to provide more specific information about the frame and what it requires in an integrated headset. Generally speaking, integrated headsets are pretty frame specific, so no one can answer...
01-24-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,172
Posted By 3alarmer

...it was a thing for a while. Here's an...

...it was a thing for a while. Here's an interesting one from the 1950's. By a couple of years later, it was cable actuated, like the rear.
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01-24-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 506
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...there was someone selling the brightly...

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...there was someone selling the brightly colored plastic ones from Pake on e-bay for a while, but I can't fine them any more. I think they stopped making them, but if you can find some they work...
01-24-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 208
Posted By 3alarmer

...this is what I would try first (if I gave up...

...this is what I would try first (if I gave up on the adjustable cup removal). Another adjustable cup and lock ring as a replacement for the fixed cup you removed.
Have you tried using a 50/50...
01-22-20, 11:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 499
Posted By 3alarmer

... ...Ofmega did make the Avocet cranks. There...

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...Ofmega did make the Avocet cranks. There are, indeed, two variations. The ones with the unique spindles are quite distinctive, and considerably smaller in dimensions of the square taper and...
01-21-20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 53,787
Views: 7,530,227
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...too small for me, or I would buy it. An...

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...too small for me, or I would buy it. An (relatively) unmolested, as originally equipped, Raleigh Road Ace from the one year they used the name for a top quality bike.Vintage Raleigh Road Racing...
01-21-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 702
Posted By 3alarmer

...it shows up during a certain time frame for...

...it shows up during a certain time frame for different makers. I don't hate it, but it's a PIA ti deal with sometimes when you replace cables. There's a learning curve on the technique for...
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...they don't have much current market value....

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...they don't have much current market value. There are still quite a few of them rolling around, which is probably a positive review, but it kind of kills cash value.
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By 3alarmer

...I don't think it has much in the way of cash...

...I don't think it has much in the way of cash value on the open market, but I commuted to work on a purple Schwinn 3 speed ladies frame for a couple of years. It was a solid bike, and had the...
Forum: Foo
01-20-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13,325
Views: 762,878
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...instead of a nose and mouth, he has a very...

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...instead of a nose and mouth, he has a very large bill.
Forum: Foo
01-19-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 13,325
Views: 762,878
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...spit into a tube and sent it off to...

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...spit into a tube and sent it off to AncestryDNA. He discovered he is the third Hillside Strangler.
01-19-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 393
Posted By 3alarmer

... ...I used an Allvit for a while on a Moto...

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...I used an Allvit for a while on a Moto Gran Jubilee that someone had swiped the Jubilee derailleur from before I got it. Worked fine, but whenever I had to look at it, it bothered me. So I...
Forum: Foo
01-19-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13,325
Views: 762,878
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...his recent tell all book, " The Lies We...

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...his recent tell all book, " The Lies We Told, and the People We Told Them About ", did well enough on the NYT best sellers list to get optioned for a movie.
Hollywood gossip news says that his...
01-19-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 950
Posted By 3alarmer

... ...I don't get it ? It's two miles closer...

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...I don't get it ? It's two miles closer to you now.
Forum: Foo
01-19-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13,325
Views: 762,878
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...it's not been easy for him here since the...

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...it's not been easy for him here since the tabloid press discovered the "Lies" thread.
He has spent the time since Megxit wondering if he needs to follow with an ahspexit.
Forum: Foo
01-19-20, 01:12 AM
Replies: 13,325
Views: 762,878
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...stood up at the local city council...

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...stood up at the local city council meeting, and said the immortal words to a revolutionary crowd, "But as for me....give me liberty, or make me deaf !"
Forum: Foo
01-18-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13,325
Views: 762,878
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...he understood almost immediately the...

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...he understood almost immediately the profound effect the advent of the age of alternative facts would have on the lies thread. But when he tried to sound the alarm, no one would listen. :(
01-18-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,005
Posted By 3alarmer

...word. This is the thinking behind my...

...word. This is the thinking behind my collection of British Royal Family commemorative plates.
Forum: Foo
01-18-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13,325
Views: 762,878
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...while not large and showy, his breasts are...

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...while not large and showy, his breasts are still a source of pride for him. "Anything more than a handful is just wasted anyway," he likes to say. (While absentmindedly fondling himself in a...
01-17-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 321
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...with your current crank gearing, using an...

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...with your current crank gearing, using an 11 tooth cog on the rear for hills makes no sense unless you plan on pedaling downhill a lot.
01-16-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,386
Posted By 3alarmer

...depends a lot on the maker's name, the size,...

...depends a lot on the maker's name, the size, condition, and age of the accordion, and the tone quality (which has a lot to do with the reeds.)
Some of the older, nicer ones can be a little...
01-16-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,386
Posted By 3alarmer

...not always. I bought a used accordion off Cl...

...not always. I bought a used accordion off Cl in Lincoln, and it plays OK. :) It was only $150.
01-16-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,386
Posted By 3alarmer

My Cycleart repaint with a steel fork.

...even with the touring model wheelbase and stay length, it's a little stiff unless you max out the tyre widths.
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01-16-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,386
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I live not too far from Lincoln, CA, and I...

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...I live not too far from Lincoln, CA, and I never heard of this guy before. There are a lot of pretty nice Cannondale's locally at bargain prices these days, so it's difficult to understand why...
01-14-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 193
Posted By 3alarmer

...the simplest attachment (and it works very...

...the simplest attachment (and it works very well and seems to last a long time) is to glue in some blind rivet heads you find appealing, and then use 3M Trim Tape...
Forum: Foo
01-14-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 13,325
Views: 762,878
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...was the original writer of the hit song,...

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...was the original writer of the hit song, "Sugar, Sugar".
He was thrown out of The Archies and screwed out of his royalties in a classic story of music industry betrayal.
Forum: Foo
01-14-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13,325
Views: 762,878
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...still wonders what his life might have...

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...still wonders what his life might have been like, had there only been a chocolate Twinkie.
Forum: Foo
01-14-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13,325
Views: 762,878
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...when he was a boy, you could buy Twinkies...

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...when he was a boy, you could buy Twinkies for a dime. Those were good times, and life was sweet.
Replies: 12
Views: 383
Posted By 3alarmer

...painting a fade color scheme is not usually...

...painting a fade color scheme is not usually done in that manner. If I had to guess, I'd guess sun fading to a non colorfast pigment. That it appears on both sides is simply an indication that the...
Replies: 12
Views: 383
Posted By 3alarmer

...despite their generally good performance, a...

...despite their generally good performance, a Tres Tubi Aelle Italian frame is not especially valuable. I have one or two of them, and I like the road feel. But given values in general for all...
01-13-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,704
Posted By 3alarmer

...Hozan makes a high quality pedal wrench, but i...

...Hozan makes a high quality pedal wrench, but i usually end up using this one.
...
01-13-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By 3alarmer

...there have been several people here in the...

...there have been several people here in the past few years who have expressed concerns about the lithium in lithium grease, as a contributor to galvanic corrosion.
I have never experienced...
Forum: Foo
01-13-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13,325
Views: 762,878
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...knows how they made the sausage.

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...knows how they made the sausage.
Forum: Foo
01-12-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 13,325
Views: 762,878
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...has a sudden and inexplicable desire for a...

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...has a sudden and inexplicable desire for a hot polish with kraut on a crunchy roll.
01-12-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By 3alarmer

...I echo the idea that something in a 5 arm...

...I echo the idea that something in a 5 arm crank with 110 bcd is your best bet for something as small as you are proposing.
Besides the old Deore, here's a link to some of the others from back...
01-12-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 734
Posted By 3alarmer

...a modern bike is much more acceptable for...

...a modern bike is much more acceptable for servicing and mechanical repair at most local bike shops. Depending on how recent it is, parts might be more readily available bought new.
I'm not...
01-12-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 989
Posted By 3alarmer

...people from the neighborhood go onto my front...

...people from the neighborhood go onto my front lawn and steal my oranges. Should I dig a pit ?


The advantages are obvious...no physical contact, and I can still go outside, film whoever falls...
01-12-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 989
Posted By 3alarmer

...a decade in Visalia passes by in what seems to...

...a decade in Visalia passes by in what seems to be only a century.
01-12-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 630
Posted By 3alarmer

...thanks for this effort. That picture of Killy...

...thanks for this effort. That picture of Killy on the Schwinn exercise bike is Gold ! Also, the foot anatomy and solutions article is pretty good.
I did not remember how much a Klein frame cost...
Forum: Foo
01-11-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 13,325
Views: 762,878
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...tired of always carrying a huge credit...

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...tired of always carrying a huge credit card balance, he decided in November that he would economize.
Food was a logical place to cut back, and now, as a Breatharian, he hasn't spent a dime on...
Replies: 14
Views: 411
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...you should keep it. That fork is the...

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...you should keep it. That fork is the standard tubular crown used by Raleigh for many years on their lesser bicycles like the 3 speed Sports and even on some of the better ones like the Lenton...
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