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09-10-22, 09:56 AM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

Thank you! I wish it was something different...

Thank you! I wish it was something different though... the same distance on the Tonard Brazing rack I had my eye on was 13" [per the seller]. The attachment points could work [though the top might...
09-07-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 71,719
Views: 11,673,057
Posted By Unca_Sam

I joke that these are albatrosses. How many of us...

I joke that these are albatrosses. How many of us are blessed to have a reliable partner that shares our mania? Then, how many of us have a manic, reliable partner that wants to be on the same bike??
08-31-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 26,439
Views: 3,817,174
Posted By Unca_Sam

That's unlikely. You seem to have hit a gap in...

That's unlikely. You seem to have hit a gap in our collective knowledge.

I did a basic search and found this entry...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2,844
Views: 466,054
Posted By Unca_Sam

I'll never know firsthand what makes those...

I'll never know firsthand what makes those trailers 'nap-machines', but my experience with my own kids was similar.
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07-15-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 26,439
Views: 3,817,174
Posted By Unca_Sam

:beer: Your Sports looks fantastic! I've found...

:beer: Your Sports looks fantastic!
I've found that modernbike.com (https://www.modernbike.com/s?search=sturmey+archer) has a decent selection of SA parts for reasonable prices. I just saw a 20t...
07-14-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 71,719
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Posted By Unca_Sam

Interesting find! The BB looks like a WTB...

Interesting find!
The BB looks like a WTB grease guard model. Makes you wonder if the whole bike is similarly equipped, since the XCPro hubs used WTB GG technology, and the XCPRO RD should be...
07-14-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 1,471
Views: 177,164
Posted By Unca_Sam

Alright, shut it down! That's a wrap!

We've come full circle.
06-24-22, 02:41 AM
Replies: 21,255
Views: 4,051,935
Posted By Unca_Sam

Vintage erotica you say? ...that explains the...

Vintage erotica you say?
...that explains the satisfaction I get from a sub .5mm runout...
06-23-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5,240
Views: 556,664
Posted By Unca_Sam

Shimano has made a great deal of their user and...

Shimano has made a great deal of their user and dealer documentation available across the breadth of their history for FREE, without having to resort to those sometimes shady third-party manual...
06-22-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 71,719
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Posted By Unca_Sam

I'm being serious here. The Hite-Rite on that...

I'm being serious here. The Hite-Rite on that seatpost can be cleaned up and sold (intact for once) for at least half of the ask. It's a longer version, so easily a $25 sale.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,265
Posted By Unca_Sam

Yeah, i don't close mine for riding on pavement....

Yeah, i don't close mine for riding on pavement. Nalgene makes ATB bottles with a dome, which I've learned would be nice if you ride single-track with bottles like I do.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,265
Posted By Unca_Sam

Lead free solder, so tin/silver. No need for the...

Lead free solder, so tin/silver. No need for the fancy 95% silver electronics solder.
05-13-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,048
Posted By Unca_Sam

To be fair, this is too large to be comfortable...

To be fair, this is too large to be comfortable for me. You should have it!
04-29-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,734
Posted By Unca_Sam

It doesn't have to be that particular study; the...

It doesn't have to be that particular study; the anatomy of the average human eye can resolve more shades of green than any other color. This color simply stands out in many environments.

It's...
04-25-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 26,439
Views: 3,817,174
Posted By Unca_Sam

Marie Kondo has written several books on...

Marie Kondo has written several books on decluttering. She's famous for her KonMari method (which declutters by category. Unfortunately we'd be skipping to steps 4 and 5 by starting with bikes. ...
03-16-22, 01:45 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,734
Posted By Unca_Sam

I'm not surprised it's on sale. I've noticed that...

I'm not surprised it's on sale. I've noticed that fluo yellow/ safety green cycling kit rarely ends up on sale in average sizes. I guess being a visible as possible and staying alive is broadly...
03-14-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,734
Posted By Unca_Sam

A cursory search in google should give you a...

A cursory search in google should give you a wealth of information on studies performed primarily to prevent crashes with emergency vehicles. Research indicates that red and black are the most...
02-17-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 645
Posted By Unca_Sam

None of these things affect what andrewclaus was...

None of these things affect what andrewclaus was referring to. Sheldon Brown published a primer here (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/chainline.html) you can read when you have time. Basically, your...
02-16-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 607
Posted By Unca_Sam

#1: The guide is to provide a better entry for...

#1: The guide is to provide a better entry for the cable housing. The bend would be a little tight for housing. You can replace the liner too, since it's there to keep friction down and as a...
02-15-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By Unca_Sam

Yes, you can do this with a threadless stem. In...

Yes, you can do this with a threadless stem. In fact, they'll frequently be sold as +/- (degrees of deviation from the right angle with the steerer).
01-29-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 71,719
Views: 11,673,057
Posted By Unca_Sam

HA! Just make an offer, worst they could say is...

HA! Just make an offer, worst they could say is no.
01-26-22, 03:43 PM
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Views: 11,673,057
Posted By Unca_Sam

...OR 12 EASY PAYMENTS OF $69.99!! CALL IN THE...

...OR 12 EASY PAYMENTS OF $69.99!! CALL IN THE NEXT 15 MINUTES TO RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL $3 OFF PER MONTH, A $36 SAVINGS! Operators are standing by; call now!

I'm sorry, what were you questioning...
01-08-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,419
Posted By Unca_Sam

I tend not to worry about toe overlap. I wear...

I tend not to worry about toe overlap. I wear 44-45 shoes for cycling and it's only a concern on my road bikes at extreme low speed (basically stopped). As far as pedal strikes go, clipless pedals...
01-08-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,419
Posted By Unca_Sam

I'm curious which frame you're planning to build...

I'm curious which frame you're planning to build on; could you share that information?

79pmooney touched on an important point in BB clearance: if you're building on a frame with conventional...
12-28-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,158
Posted By Unca_Sam

Is your thread title clickbait or what? That...

Is your thread title clickbait or what? That sounds like a hell of a problem to have...
12-23-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 776
Posted By Unca_Sam

SUCCESS! 🥳 Guess it wasn't the bearings,...

SUCCESS! 🥳

Guess it wasn't the bearings, then...
12-22-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 776
Posted By Unca_Sam

Your chain shouldn't affect the wheel while...

Your chain shouldn't affect the wheel while coasting (unless it's a fixed gear). If I were in your shoes, I'd walk the bike around to get the wheel to stop, and once it did, confirm that nothing is...
12-10-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,027
Posted By Unca_Sam

This is too good not to steal! BTW, is there an...

This is too good not to steal! BTW, is there an attribution for this memetastic art?
12-06-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By Unca_Sam

Maybe as a soak. It's a little coarse for...

Maybe as a soak. It's a little coarse for polished surfaces.
11-22-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By Unca_Sam

If you told me that this cassette doesn't skip...

If you told me that this cassette doesn't skip with a new chain, I would be shocked. That said, I don't think it's done, if you install it on a wheelset that sees light use rather than a brand new...
11-22-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,052
Posted By Unca_Sam

:love: Your bike, your choice, and a factory...

:love:
Your bike, your choice, and a factory paint scheme. I think she's beautiful.
11-22-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,052
Posted By Unca_Sam

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20191012_152427_008ecb000fcd604a5b5fe30358c40a92fcfb4056.jpg
The venerable Kona Project 2 rigid fork.

There is nothing wrong with...
11-03-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,454
Posted By Unca_Sam

I'm sure there is mention of steerer tubes...

I'm sure there is mention of steerer tubes becoming ovalized by ham-handed mechanics overtightening the stem bolt. Threads that are cut into the tubing remove material which logically weakens the...
11-03-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 26,439
Views: 3,817,174
Posted By Unca_Sam

Yes, there are cottered cranks on more than 3...

Yes, there are cottered cranks on more than 3 speeds! My 1973 Supercourse used a cottered Stronglight crank before I pulled the parts to use a Sugino SuperMaxy square taper crank for fixed/single...
11-03-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,454
Posted By Unca_Sam

NOPE! Those last few threads should be well below...

NOPE! Those last few threads should be well below the top race of the headset, or else you risk failing to preload the bearings adequately (loose headset) and/or needing a stack of spacers that look...
11-03-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,454
Posted By Unca_Sam

Also, big news! You've finally gotten out of your...

Also, big news! You've finally gotten out of your probationary period!
11-03-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,134
Posted By Unca_Sam

I'm not a doctor, but I'm pretty sure that you...

I'm not a doctor, but I'm pretty sure that you shouldn't have bruising of any sort 8-10 years after an injury. You might want to follow up on that.

OP, we're all glad you weren't more seriously...
11-03-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,454
Posted By Unca_Sam

I hope the time passed so quickly because you've...

I hope the time passed so quickly because you've been riding!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,533
Posted By Unca_Sam

There is zero nuance to this approach and...

There is zero nuance to this approach and extending the example to automotive driving isn't illustrative at all, as piloting a cage of steel weighing in excess of a ton at high speeds would...
Forum: Touring
10-22-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,057
Posted By Unca_Sam

^ this! I mean, there aren't really new routes,...

^ this!
I mean, there aren't really new routes, just novel ways of traveling on existing paths. Prehistoric people followed game animals and reinforced useful paths; colonizers followed aboriginal...
10-20-21, 01:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 875
Posted By Unca_Sam

If you want to dive down that hole... The...

If you want to dive down that hole...

The cross head fasteners on japanese components are frequently JIS standard. Phillips screwdrivers can seem to fit, but have lots of slop because the tip...
10-13-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 565
Posted By Unca_Sam

This is what makes you one of the good ones!...

This is what makes you one of the good ones! :thumb:
10-07-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 21,255
Views: 4,051,935
Posted By Unca_Sam

I hope they crash the car less frequently than...

I hope they crash the car less frequently than the bike.
10-01-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 995
Views: 196,327
Posted By Unca_Sam

Serotta

Someone's well used Serotta in the most recently gentrified part of town. ...
09-29-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1,471
Views: 177,164
Posted By Unca_Sam

Your wife is a groovy bird for dropping acid with...

Your wife is a groovy bird for dropping acid with you. :p
09-23-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 21,255
Views: 4,051,935
Posted By Unca_Sam

...or guides? "I call it 'constrictor...

...or guides?

"I call it 'constrictor routing!'" My face must have betrayed my chagrin, because a offended look darkened the sellers face. "You think it's dumb, don't you," he accused.
09-16-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,213
Posted By Unca_Sam

100% agree. Most crushed limestone or gravel...

100% agree. Most crushed limestone or gravel paths are well compacted enough that they'll hold water in low spots just like asphalt, with the occasional loose spot. I ride on 35mm 700C tires on it...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-15-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,510
Posted By Unca_Sam

No matter what, there's no avoiding the climb....

No matter what, there's no avoiding the climb. Alkire Rd puts the whole thing together, where the OTET stretches it out over a longer distance.

This is the way. :p


I usually go left there....
Forum: Great Lakes
09-14-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,510
Posted By Unca_Sam

I noticed some tourers coming through the hilltop...

I noticed some tourers coming through the hilltop connector last Wednesday morning and afternoon, maybe I saw you!

Regarding Camp Chase at Battelle Darby Creek: there's no avoiding that climb...
09-13-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By Unca_Sam

+1 on the barrel adjuster. Jagwire makes a mickey...

+1 on the barrel adjuster. Jagwire makes a mickey adjuster that fits into the TT stop instead of the rear stop.
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