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Forum: Framebuilders
09-28-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 260
Posted By bulgie

Yep, you did the right thing! I got in...

Yep, you did the right thing!

I got in trouble once for pointing out a fatigue crack. It was at some organized meet, I forget what but not a race, Seattle-To-Portland or a century or some such. ...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-28-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 260
Posted By bulgie

Simply remelting the existing filler and maybe...

Simply remelting the existing filler and maybe adding a bit more (after thorough clean-up) doesn't have the highest likelihood of success, as unterhausen pointed out ó it might just crack again...
09-24-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,365
Posted By squirtdad

and to note, no humans are involved it is all...

and to note, no humans are involved it is all computer based (ie. ebay electronically sends 1099, which get compared to same year return, mismatch means computer calculates and sends a letter ...
09-24-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,365
Posted By StanSeven

Manny66, enough. I know your comments are...

Manny66, enough. I know your comments are tongue-in-cheek but they are distracting to the thread. Thanks.
09-20-22, 10:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 642
Posted By urbanknight

Back in the steel frame traditional geometry era,...

Back in the steel frame traditional geometry era, I was fairly good at guessing size by sight. Compact geometry and wildly varied tubing thickness gives me no clue.
09-20-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 860
Posted By Polaris OBark

E-bike helping with conventional biking

My wife got a class 1 road e-bike a bit more than a year ago, after some rather severe knee problems and general arthritis. She was no longer able to ride a conventional road bike to any significant...
09-19-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 452
Posted By daniell

If you are waiting for a new shifter, why not get...

If you are waiting for a new shifter, why not get a cheap friction shifter? Use it until the replacement arrives.
09-18-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1,981
Views: 208,050
Posted By ooga-booga

57-miler from aliso/woods canyon area in laguna...

57-miler from aliso/woods canyon area in laguna niguel and up the aliso creek trail to moulton pkwy. right on el toro and
through the freeway interface fun until grabbing the el toro bike path up to...
09-17-22, 11:06 PM
Replies: 1,981
Views: 208,050
Posted By jsigone

80 miles in the lower mountain/foot hills of San...

80 miles in the lower mountain/foot hills of San Diego, 5800ft of vertical fun for this Clyde. Modified eeer extended version of Great Western Loop Def better weather today vs the past few weekends....
09-16-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1,981
Views: 208,050
Posted By CAT7RDR

West Rd and the feeder streets in the area are...

West Rd and the feeder streets in the area are being repaved so I had to get out of the Puente Hills and ride up to the Santa Fe Dam and the end of the SGRT.
Great day for a ride on the SGRT. Only...
09-16-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,239
Posted By davester

Fascinating article! In 1976, four years after he...

Fascinating article! In 1976, four years after he wrote that, I toured through the Alps on my all-Campy Raleigh International with my girlfriend on her all-Campy Atala Professional, both with sewups....
09-15-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,239
Posted By merziac

Jim was all about low flange for touring I think....

Jim was all about low flange for touring I think. ;)


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09-15-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,239
Posted By El Chaba

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Well, Jan Jannsen used high flange hubs, and since...
09-15-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,239
Posted By Kabuki12

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On my Colnago Super, just luv the look and I ain't strong enough to break them...
09-15-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 815
Posted By Iride01

Maybe your chains get gunkier than mine. I find...

Maybe your chains get gunkier than mine. I find that just wiping the chains off with a shop rag keeps them clean enough for me. My issue with soaking them in mineral spirits is that you are cleaning...
09-15-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 815
Posted By Polaris OBark

Mineral spirits are fairly harmless, but there is...

Mineral spirits are fairly harmless, but there is really no need to use it. Just start with a new chain, wipe off the grease it is packed in, and then the melted wax will displace whatever residue...
09-14-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 487
Posted By gugie

Sadly, bike shops have become obsolete to those...

Sadly, bike shops have become obsolete to those who know which end of the spanner to grab. I've got Universal Cycles in my backyard if I really need something today. Otherwise I just text Andy_K or...
09-14-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1,981
Views: 208,050
Posted By Eric F

Happy Hour! Quick and dirty up Fern TT to Brown...

Happy Hour! Quick and dirty up Fern TT to Brown Saddle and down via Rising Hill Rd. On the climb, I passed a guy riding a fully-rigid singlespeed and wearing a kilt. I don't know that I've ever...
09-14-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 487
Posted By Robvolz

Sigh. As a guy who owned a wine bar/shop, I see...

Sigh.
As a guy who owned a wine bar/shop, I see both sides.

Imagine some dudes coming in and seeing I have Opus One at $200 a bottle (that's perfectly cellared, sitting in my rented space, on...
09-14-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 487
Posted By smd4

Nothing wrong with Trust but Verify. We used...

Nothing wrong with Trust but Verify.

We used to have folks come in and haggle with us on the prices from everything from full bikes to parts. We used to wonder if these same people went into the...
09-14-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,239
Posted By steelbikeguy

as noted... "fashion". I'm assuming that...

as noted... "fashion".
I'm assuming that someone had the idea that big flanges offered some advantage... possibly that the larger flange would result in less additional tension in the spokes in...
Forum: Touring
09-14-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 925
Posted By staehpj1

Yeah, I agree. As a fellow septagenarian I...

Yeah, I agree.

As a fellow septagenarian I still can't relate to his unwillingness to be at all flexible with his setup. We apparently are talking about going for a few days at a time given the...
09-13-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1,981
Views: 208,050
Posted By jonathanf2

Today I did hill climbing intervals at Griffith...

Today I did hill climbing intervals at Griffith Observatory which is my usual weekly routine. I arrived at the foot of the climb and there was another cyclist there. I took a water break and let him...
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 05:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 925
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Bald Paul Another vote for using bike packing...

Bald Paul Another vote for using bike packing gear. I just did an 8 day tour as you described riding from hotel to hotel as I've never had any interest in camping but love being outdoors. I just want...
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 02:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 925
Posted By rivers

Bikepacking style bags is the way to go. My first...

Bikepacking style bags is the way to go. My first bikepacking trip was road based and we stayed at B&Bs.
Carbon bike with carbon seat post. Gearing was a bit high however. I also overpacked. ...
Forum: Touring
09-12-22, 10:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 925
Posted By 10 Wheels

Toured with a Seat Post Rack. 2000 mile month ...

Toured with a Seat Post Rack. 2000 mile month
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09-11-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1,981
Views: 208,050
Posted By ooga-booga

47-miler in the carlsbad, vista, san marcos and...

47-miler in the carlsbad, vista, san marcos and encinitas area. hotter than yday up there and just as muggy. zero rain tho.
pretty quiet on the roads...everyone watching football americano. too bad...
09-10-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 475
Posted By mschwett

if i recall, it was just an automated popup upon...

if i recall, it was just an automated popup upon uploading a GPX or FIT file for an activity. i selected ďbikeĒ and it said ďthis looks like an ebike rideĒ or something along those lines.

i record...
09-10-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 475
Posted By WhyFi

Strava definitely has algorithms in place and...

Strava definitely has algorithms in place and will auto-flag activities (I mistakenly marked a ride as a run and it set off alarms), but it's a pretty crude tool. Still, KOM holders will get notified...
09-10-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 290
Posted By sweeks

As you indicated, they wouldn't... unless...

As you indicated, they wouldn't... unless something else were amiss. I'm wondering if the hub has been taken apart and reassembled with one end not having enough axle protruding beyond the locknut to...
09-09-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 380
Posted By randyjawa

Before spending a penny, carefully inspect the...

Before spending a penny, carefully inspect the frame and fork set to ensure that it has not been damaged. Bent tubes often display cracks in the paint. If you see them, move on to another project......
09-08-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 570
Posted By smd4

Well, I canít see much of my bike when Iím...

Well, I canít see much of my bike when Iím riding. But yes, my mileage varies.

A bike to me is more than something just to ride. A classic road bike can be a feast for the eyes. I enjoy spending...
09-08-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 570
Posted By Wildwood

Guess ya got me there. ...

Guess ya got me there.
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But when riding it as intended, the...
09-05-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,108
Posted By Polaris OBark

Remove the headset and keep it. It is worth...

Remove the headset and keep it. It is worth $188, which is $187 more than what the frame is worth.
09-05-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,108
Posted By Polaris OBark

Funny, I just installed a Chris King headset on a...

Funny, I just installed a Chris King headset on a titanum frame (Sage). I was able to press it in by hand, and finish the job with some very light gentle tapping with a rubber mallet. If anything,...
09-05-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,257
Posted By Andy Antipas

For Sale: 1957 Peugeot PL-50 Randonneur

Simply put I have too many bicycles, and the time has come to thin the herd. I enjoy riding and restoring them, and I'm out of room. I bought this bicycle off French eBay and I finished restoring it...
09-04-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,184
Posted By pashlit

Alright folks. Thanks everybody for responses....

Alright folks. Thanks everybody for responses. While I got a bit upset with the shop, it is not a deal breaker. I still think I deserve at least a cup of coffee and a doughnut, so they should offer...
09-04-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,184
Posted By Polaris OBark

I know this is only about me, but ... Wired...

I know this is only about me, but ...

Wired is Good

I prefer wired things when possible.

I prefer wired Di2 because there are fewer things to go wrong with respect to the connection, fewer...
09-04-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,184
Posted By Barry2

Wired shifters.

I’ve the 12sp Di2 disc version. Next time I do bar tape I plan on wiring the shifters.
I don’t like having coin cells in the shifters and bettershifting claims a 50% increase in battery life (seat...
09-03-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,226
Posted By Litespeedlouie

Things were crazy back then! We'd just send them...

Things were crazy back then! We'd just send them a letter asking for prices on something like a couple of Compianato del Mondos and some Robergels, Spence or Lillian(?) would write back, and then...
09-02-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,693
Posted By terrymorse

What's euphoric? When I get to the top of a long...

What's euphoric? When I get to the top of a long climb, and I still have some gas left in the tank.

I had that rare moment today, after around 2 hours of climbing. The legs felt fresh, the heart...
08-12-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By KerryIrons

Grease works just fine in this application UNLESS...

Grease works just fine in this application UNLESS you plan to never clean and lube your bike. While not really true, in bicycling applications anti seize is just grease that lasts a long time in...
08-04-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,069
Posted By VtwinVince

I have both on some of my bikes, and the fit and...

I have both on some of my bikes, and the fit and finish of 3TTT units is as good or better than Cinelli.
08-03-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,848
Posted By cyccommute

I look on those values with a whole lot of...

I look on those values with a whole lot of suspicion. Their longevity estimates of 25000 km (15,000 miles) are way outside what most people report for chain longevities. That said, from their...
08-02-22, 08:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,848
Posted By cyccommute

That’s not what the data says. One isn’t better...

That’s not what the data says. One isn’t better than the other. Wear intervals for either lubricant is the same. Friction wise, the range is very narrow on the order of 1.5 watts or less. On Ceramic...
08-02-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,848
Posted By cyccommute

First, White Lightning doesnít wash off. Itís a...

First, White Lightning doesnít wash off. Itís a wax which is even more hydrophobic than oilÖand oil is completely hydrophobic. That old ďoil and water donít mixĒ thing is a statement of polarity....
07-31-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,848
Posted By cyccommute

Grime isnít a given. Iíve ridden tens of...

Grime isnít a given. Iíve ridden tens of thousands of miles on dirt roads without collecting grime. Grime comes from using the wrong lubricant. As a long term user of White Lightning, I donít have...
07-01-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,438
Posted By rsbob

I use a Halo headband which has moisture...

I use a Halo headband which has moisture absorption plus a channel to divert remaining moisture away from your eyes. As opposed to a skull cap, your head can still breathe. Great product....
07-01-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,698
Posted By Dylansbob

I rode my '87 Technium 109 miles..... in '89 as a...

I rode my '87 Technium 109 miles..... in '89 as a teenager. Nowadays my body won't let me ride more than about 3hrs.
07-01-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,698
Posted By iab

1 day, 150k, 10-11k feet climbing for the first 2...

1 day, 150k, 10-11k feet climbing for the first 2 pics. 2 days, 200k, 8-9k climbing for the last 2 pics.

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