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08-14-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,666
Posted By southpawboston

Thanks for the shoutout, scarlson ! Germany_chris...

Thanks for the shoutout, scarlson ! Germany_chris , are you looking for a switch for threadless stems or for quill stems? I have one for either type! The original TMAT switch...
06-06-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 35,763
Posted By southpawboston

Looks like someone after me added in the missing...

Looks like someone after me added in the missing hanger bolt for the Suntour derailleur I put in the BOC. Hey now, you're not supposed to make the crap *less* crappy!
06-04-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 35,763
Posted By southpawboston

Ha!! Much of that crap was added by me! :lol: But...

Ha!! Much of that crap was added by me! :lol: But damn I wish those Racers were in there when I received the BOC, I need a set!
05-31-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 13,782
Posted By southpawboston

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05-26-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,468
Posted By southpawboston

I have a tiny urban lot in a town next to Boston,...

I have a tiny urban lot in a town next to Boston, so my entire back yard totals about 700 sq ft. This year we're vegetable gardening for the first time, replacing most of the small section of grass...
05-22-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 35,763
Posted By southpawboston

Some familiar stuff in that box!

Some familiar stuff in that box!
05-10-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 35,763
Posted By southpawboston

As long as you don't refuse the refuse, and sift...

As long as you don't refuse the refuse, and sift through the grift, and use your smarts in repacking the parts, you'll be able to close the flap on the crap and wash your hands of the whole scam.
05-10-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 35,763
Posted By southpawboston

The BOC is so densely packed at this point I'm...

The BOC is so densely packed at this point I'm concerned the next recipient will need an extractor tool to remove the contents. That or an excavator.
05-07-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By southpawboston

If you're okay with traditional pedals that you...

If you're okay with traditional pedals that you can add clips to, the new generation of MKS Sylans (called "Sylvan Next") come with a high polish finish in addition to buttery smooth cartridge...
05-05-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 35,763
Posted By southpawboston

If you saw the rest of the contents, you'd change...

If you saw the rest of the contents, you'd change your mind!
05-05-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 35,763
Posted By southpawboston

The BOC has landed. Fortified box of 27.2...

The BOC has landed.

Fortified box of 27.2 lbs holds up well (does '27.2' portend its contents? We'll see):
...
05-04-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,508
Posted By southpawboston

It depends on a lot of things-- temperature, and...

It depends on a lot of things-- temperature, and whether commuting or riding for leisure. I actually love riding in the rain on a hot day on a long ride when I'm wearing cycling woolens. If I'm...
04-29-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 35,763
Posted By southpawboston

Yeah, one reason I'm doing this is to get rid of...

Yeah, one reason I'm doing this is to get rid of stuff, but another reason is that it's a lot of fun "curating" an eclectic grab bag of junk treasure. I'm already lining things up for this one from...
03-26-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,974
Posted By southpawboston

An alternative to filing the front edge of the...

An alternative to filing the front edge of the fork crown to gain a little more clearance under the crown is to dimple the fender where it meets the front of the crown so that the front of the crown...
03-24-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,974
Posted By southpawboston

Raleigh Comp GS (no longer in the fleet): ...

Raleigh Comp GS (no longer in the fleet):

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Rawland Stag (700c...
03-24-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,974
Posted By southpawboston

Those fender lines are pretty damn consistent!

Those fender lines are pretty damn consistent!
03-10-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 35,763
Posted By southpawboston

I would love to participate in a round of the Box...

I would love to participate in a round of the Box O' Crap passaround. I've got a ton of crap to get rid of.
02-27-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7,738
Views: 866,043
Posted By southpawboston

Ok, so this is almost laughable. I needed ONE set...

Ok, so this is almost laughable. I needed ONE set of MAFAC cantis for a build I'm working on, and ended up with three bikes' worth from two purchases, one of them NOS in the bag (with $18 marked on...
02-27-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,304
Posted By southpawboston

Well done. And it's possible now to rebuild that...

Well done. And it's possible now to rebuild that DS cartridge bearing that's still on the axle. Now that it's separated from the outer race (which is pressed into the hub body), the inner race can...
02-27-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 681
Posted By southpawboston

I've never had good luck with tape, but I've had...

I've never had good luck with tape, but I've had great luck with Goop brand adhesive. If the fender has tightly crimped edges (like VO), this is my go-to method. More recently I've taken to gluing 1"...
02-23-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By southpawboston

Really depends on a lot of things-- how much do...

Really depends on a lot of things-- how much do you ride in wet snow / slush / salt? IME that's the worst possible condition for wear and tear on a bike, next to riding on wet sand. Or do you just...
02-22-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,054
Posted By southpawboston

I use shrink tubing. I like it because it can be...

I use shrink tubing. I like it because it can be removed without snipping the wire.
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02-19-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 999
Views: 117,489
Posted By southpawboston

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02-15-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 999
Views: 117,489
Posted By southpawboston

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02-14-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 78,315
Posted By southpawboston

Been enjoying bourbon the past few years. My...

Been enjoying bourbon the past few years. My current favorite: Woodford Reserve Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey. This thread has reminded me that I need to restock!
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Forum: Commuting
02-07-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,861
Posted By southpawboston

I get some weird looks around town and sometimes...

I get some weird looks around town and sometimes at work, but for the past few years I've been wearing Birkenstock closed-toe sandals year-round. In winter I wear thick wool socks (Smartwool, REI,...
02-07-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,420
Posted By southpawboston

Don't forget to pump up those tires.

Don't forget to pump up those tires.
02-06-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,010
Posted By southpawboston

I use this syringe with luer-lock fitting from a...

I use this syringe with luer-lock fitting from a lab HPLC for adding oil to a Sturmey Archer IGH.
...
02-06-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,190
Posted By southpawboston

I also use filed BB cups as a BB thread chasing...

I also use filed BB cups as a BB thread chasing tool!

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And this used to be my...
02-05-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,010
Posted By southpawboston

What unlikely tools or products do you keep in your bike repair/restoration toolbox?

We all use things off-label when we discover they work really well for an unintended use. What do you all keep in your bike repair toolkit that wasn't intended for the way you use it?

I'll give an...
01-31-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,171
Posted By southpawboston

Well done, glad you got it out so easily!! The...

Well done, glad you got it out so easily!! The worst broken bolt I've had to remove from a frame was a stainless bolt I had stupidly tried to torque into a dropout eyelet before chasing it properly...
01-31-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,814
Posted By southpawboston

Do you get their finest aged wax, hand-made by...

Do you get their finest aged wax, hand-made by centuries old bees?
01-31-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,719
Posted By southpawboston

geeteeiii , very cool thread, and a really nice...

geeteeiii , very cool thread, and a really nice collection of Soviet-era bike kit! What former USSR-occupied country are you from? If I had to venture a guess based on the architecture in some of...
01-26-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,122
Posted By southpawboston

I draw the line at salvaging old bars that have...

I draw the line at salvaging old bars that have any signs of having been bent or crashed. If it's been bent, it gets tossed.
01-26-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,950
Posted By southpawboston

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01-26-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,585
Posted By southpawboston

I'll back up Stronglight's suggestion on the Dia...

I'll back up Stronglight's suggestion on the Dia compe 981s. But also, most vertically adjustable cantis will be able to adjust to the difference in rim wall height from 27" to 700C, which is just a...
01-25-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,422
Posted By southpawboston

I wouldn't mind adding this Garin to my fleet:...

I wouldn't mind adding this Garin to my fleet: https://vintagebicycle.wordpress.com/2011/08/12/809/
01-24-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 13,605
Posted By southpawboston

Dork Disks, aka pie plates.

Dork Disks, aka pie plates.
01-23-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 13,605
Posted By southpawboston

I didn't know this one but google solved it: ...

I didn't know this one but google solved it:

"DKO" flippers: I coined the term DKO on bike forums several years ago to describe those flippers out there that find bikes cheap, do the bare minimum,...
01-23-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 13,605
Posted By southpawboston

That's a good one. Or The Full Gugie? ...

That's a good one.



Or The Full Gugie?

There's also UJB - Ubiquitous Japanese Bike, referring to the general broad abundance of high quality but otherwise unremarkable Japanese bikes from...
01-23-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 13,605
Posted By southpawboston

I've been away from C&V for a while (as I've...

I've been away from C&V for a while (as I've becomevmore C&V myself) so the lingo may have evolved but I'll take a stab-- To 'drew' is to grind off unused frame features and braze-ons, e.g., shifter...
01-21-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 37,952
Posted By southpawboston

Here are a few more from NYS, outside Albany in...

Here are a few more from NYS, outside Albany in the foothills of the Catskills:
...
01-21-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 33,588
Posted By southpawboston

People in the elevator at work commenting that I...

People in the elevator at work commenting that I rode in to work on a particularly wet / cold / snowy / hot / dry / humid / or any adverse weather day... "So, you rode in today". 1) How could the...
01-20-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,116
Posted By southpawboston

Here's my 1971 Mercian, which the previous owner...

Here's my 1971 Mercian, which the previous owner found in a dumpster with a rattle-can paint job, dented frame and a cracked BB that had been rethreaded Italian. He did his research and discovered...
01-19-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 37,952
Posted By southpawboston

Wow, this is a great thread. So many beautiful...

Wow, this is a great thread. So many beautiful roads! Here are some that I've ridden around MA/NH/VT/NY:

NYS Catskills:
...
01-19-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,562
Posted By southpawboston

I was in just this same dilemma last week! I...

I was in just this same dilemma last week! I picked up an unlaced Maxicar hub with a Suntour NW freewheel. iBOB discussion here (https://groups.google.com/g/internet-bob/c/lJRv2q4HAN8).

Basically...
01-18-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 18,081
Posted By southpawboston

Steve, the "lightbulb moment" happened a number...

Steve, the "lightbulb moment" happened a number of years back when I was helping Peter Weigle with the wiring of some of his bikes. He had been using his own milled battery-powered seat tube...
01-18-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2,900
Views: 785,763
Posted By southpawboston

This is essentially my technique whenever...

This is essentially my technique whenever paint-filling. Either use #0000 steel wool after on the high spots, or wipe off the excess with a towel slightly dampened with mineral spirits.
01-18-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 18,081
Posted By southpawboston

I love TA so much that they were the inspiration...

I love TA so much that they were the inspiration for my logo:

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01-18-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,501
Posted By southpawboston

I have two bikes in my fleet that were road bikes...

I have two bikes in my fleet that were road bikes converted into city/town bikes.

1984 Shogun touring bike, converted to 650B. I originally built it up as a 650B randonneur-type bike but it never...
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