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Forum: Foo
07-29-21, 11:17 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...lies are written by men like he, but only...

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...lies are written by men like he, but only god can make a tree.
07-29-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 94
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...this is how I do it: 1. Finish your...

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...this is how I do it:

1. Finish your repaint of the frame with a 2 part epoxy clear coat. Let that cure for about a week.

2. Use a fine artists brush or a paint pen to fill the...
Forum: Foo
07-28-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 16,979
Views: 941,966
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...likes to include close captioning for all...

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...likes to include close captioning for all his lies. It costs more, but he feels it's better than subtitling.
Forum: Foo
07-28-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 16,979
Views: 941,966
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...recently bought the entire DVD collection...

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...recently bought the entire DVD collection of old Gong Show episodes, on the Home Shopping Network. Chuck Barris, CIA secret agent and game show host, is one of his personal heroes .
07-28-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...a regular steel kids bike like that is...

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...a regular steel kids bike like that is pretty easy to respace. That's what I would do.
07-28-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...mostly people buy a cartridge with French...

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...mostly people buy a cartridge with French threading from Velo Orange nowadays. (https://velo-orange.com/collections/bottom-brackets/products/grand-cru-bottom-brackets-hollow-axle-alloy-cups-1)...
Forum: Foo
07-28-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 16,979
Views: 941,966
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...he's been thinking about calling the whole...

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...he's been thinking about calling the whole thing off.
Forum: Foo
07-28-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 16,979
Views: 941,966
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I say to-may-to, and he says to-mah-to.

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...I say to-may-to, and he says to-mah-to.
Forum: Foo
07-28-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 16,979
Views: 941,966
Posted By 3alarmer

... ...I say po-tay-to, and he says po-tah-to.

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...I say po-tay-to, and he says po-tah-to.
Replies: 17
Views: 227
Posted By 3alarmer

....you must have an interesting commute.

....you must have an interesting commute.
Replies: 17
Views: 227
Posted By 3alarmer

...by this I mean that for a normal rider, the...

...by this I mean that for a normal rider, the gearing as it exists is a little high for the hilly areas in the Bay. So your main issues will be your own overall fitness level, and any gearing range...
Replies: 17
Views: 227
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I have a Sekai 4000 here that is the year...

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...I have a Sekai 4000 here that is the year they came in Champion #1. It's not something I'd choose as a commuter, if for no other reason than the limitations on tyre and fender clearance. The...
07-27-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,610
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I have come around now to the idea that...

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...I have come around now to the idea that maybe trying my heat and ATF/acetone thing, but without the impact wrench, then affixing the Shimano removal tool to the Octalink BB unit and then doing...
07-27-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,610
Posted By 3alarmer

...sorry. I missed the post where you confirmed...

...sorry. I missed the post where you confirmed that threading. I was still confused about the existence of a Lightspeed frame with an Italian BB shell.
Forum: Foo
07-26-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 16,979
Views: 941,966
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...he has a valuable collection of early Miss...

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...he has a valuable collection of early Miss Piggy cheesecake photos, that she did to earn a little money before she became a big star.
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07-26-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,044
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...the old Avocet square taper cranks from...

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...the old Avocet square taper cranks from the '70's were infamously light, but they were drilled in the crank spider to mount the small ring, so they had a tendency to self destruct after a...
Forum: Foo
07-26-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 16,979
Views: 941,966
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...he has that rare combination of a...

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...he has that rare combination of a borderline personality, compounded by multiple personality disorder. His psychiatrist likes to refer to him, when joking with professional colleagues, as a...
07-26-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,610
Posted By 3alarmer

....I understand destructive removal of a...

....I understand destructive removal of a freewheel, and do it all the time. But thank you. This one is really welded on there, and even the remains of the body repeatedly heated and cooled along...
Forum: Foo
07-26-21, 09:30 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...he self identifies as ahsposo

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...he self identifies as ahsposo
07-26-21, 09:22 AM
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Views: 1,610
Posted By 3alarmer

...I was hesitant to comment on this, because I'm...

...I was hesitant to comment on this, because I'm uncertain that my suggestion will work. Ordinarily I would agree, but in this case the thing being removed is not a simple assembly like a bolt....
Forum: Foo
07-25-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 16,979
Views: 941,966
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...he really wants to open the "Armpit...

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...he really wants to open the "Armpit Infection" thread, but he's afraid he might catch something that is drug resistant.
07-25-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,610
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I just this minute installed an Octalink...

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...I just this minute installed an Octalink BB unit in a frame I'm rehabilitating.
It reminded me that you want to have your special Shimano BB installation and removal tool firmly bolted in...
07-25-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,610
Posted By 3alarmer

...yes. A quart of Dextron from the auto parts...

...yes. A quart of Dextron from the auto parts store, and a small can of acetone from Home Depot, and you have enough to last you for years of taking stuff apart.



...heat gun won't get hot...
Replies: 38
Views: 1,219
Posted By 3alarmer

....I don't do that parting out stuff, so you'd...

....I don't do that parting out stuff, so you'd need to ask someone else. I try to avoid ebay when I can, as both buyer and seller. But sometimes youi need a specific thing that wouild take years...
Replies: 38
Views: 1,219
Posted By 3alarmer

...whoever specced the build out on that one took...

...whoever specced the build out on that one took advantage of what was good in the components of the time. That TA tourist crank was what made a lot of the earliest mountain bikes go down in Marin....
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Views: 442
Posted By 3alarmer

...there was a period of about a year or 18...

...there was a period of about a year or 18 months here, when one city recycling pickup truck was running around the various neighborhoods, dropping little piles of small glass shards, right in the...
Forum: Foo
07-25-21, 12:33 AM
Replies: 16,979
Views: 941,966
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...banned recently from the neighborhood...

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...banned recently from the neighborhood Southern Baptist church because he broke out singing "Where is the Love ?" at choir practice. He might have pulled it off with a partner, but he tried to...
07-25-21, 12:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By 3alarmer

...I just took one of these off today. Freeze Off...

...I just took one of these off today. Freeze Off is good, but a small plastic bottle (that is acetone resistant, like the ones that Tri -flow comes in) with a little plastic applicator straw, filled...
07-24-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By 3alarmer

...that's common with those. You have to fix...

...that's common with those. You have to fix them in place with contact cement if you want to use them. Unfortunately, this means you need to destroy them to remove them again.
07-24-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...that is really clean and complete. I...

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...that is really clean and complete. I thought the one I had here was pretty spiffy, but I think that one might be even cleaner.
If you're interested in adding it back, I think you can still...
07-24-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,610
Posted By 3alarmer

...I thought about this some more, on my ride...

...I thought about this some more, on my ride through downtown this morning. Here is how I would approach it at this point.

1. You bought it on e-bay, and there's a good chance the cartridge was...
Replies: 38
Views: 1,219
Posted By 3alarmer

https://www.ebay.com/itm/163821702371?hash=item262...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/163821702371?hash=item262488cce3:g:5FcAAOSw3IxdVwg5

...is a current listing for a steel framed Spectrum, by Kellogg, which is a more recent vintage, and all Campy...
Forum: Foo
07-24-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 16,979
Views: 941,966
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...since he stopped wearing pants, he is hard...

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...since he stopped wearing pants, he is hard pressed to show off his collection of very large, cowboy belt buckles, with a variety of rodeo themes displayed on their faces. It's gotten so bad...
Replies: 38
Views: 1,219
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...comparables rarely exist for a limited...

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...comparables rarely exist for a limited production bike of this sort. Someone mentioned that it is probably about the same level as a Waterford built Paramount. But mostly everyone here is going...
Replies: 20
Views: 442
Posted By 3alarmer

...what does the era of construction have to do...

...what does the era of construction have to do with it ? Maybe you would be happier with a new bike.



...many people with a wide range of mechanical skills, and life experiences, start threads...
Forum: Foo
07-23-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 16,979
Views: 941,966
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...routinely falls flat after a couple of...

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...routinely falls flat after a couple of minutes. Meanwhile, he continues to focus his power as a social influencer on the ridiculous notion that everyone should wear pants.
Forum: Foo
07-23-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 16,979
Views: 941,966
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...he is so fascinated by celebrity gossip,...

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...he is so fascinated by celebrity gossip, that he thinks the "Judgement of Paris" is about Paris Hilton's entry in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's most overexposed celebrity.
Forum: Foo
07-23-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 16,979
Views: 941,966
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...prone to numerous slanders and the...

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...prone to numerous slanders and the occasional, outright, libelous smear, he's a notorious heel.
Replies: 20
Views: 491
Posted By 3alarmer

...you're welcome. This forum has historically...

...you're welcome. This forum has historically been littered with complaints about ebay purchases of bikes. Many times it takes the form of something wrong with the frame that could have been...
Forum: Foo
07-22-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 16,979
Views: 941,966
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...can sing the entirety of "I am the Very...

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...can sing the entirety of "I am the Very Model of a Modern Major General" from memory. And will do so at the drop of a hat.
Replies: 20
Views: 491
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...just because you've started several...

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...just because you've started several threads, and all of them speak of test rides.
This is only my personal experience based opinion, but I can't tell jack about a bike from test riding it.
...
Replies: 15
Views: 285
Posted By 3alarmer

...from whenever they went to the white and...

...from whenever they went to the white and black, with checkerboard graphics, color scheme in the late '60's, until the late '70's/early '80's when they came out with the shorter, tighter PX 10 LE...
07-22-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,610
Posted By 3alarmer

...in theory, the reason it works on seat post...

...in theory, the reason it works on seat post removal is that it dissolves the aluminum post, and does not affect the steel frame tubing.
Someone is probably more expert in the chemistry of how...
07-22-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 321
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...if you really want to experience what your...

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...if you really want to experience what your Legnano is capable of in terms of speed and handling, it behooves you to rebuild those wheels with a more modern, hook bead rim. The rims will be...
Forum: Foo
07-22-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 16,979
Views: 941,966
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...he's got his glad rags on, and he's gonna...

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...he's got his glad rags on, and he's gonna rock around the clock tonight. He's gonna rock, rock, rock 'til broad daylight. Leisure World, Winslow is like that.
07-22-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,610
Posted By 3alarmer

...I've never taken one of these cartridges...

...I've never taken one of these cartridges apart, but my impression of other sealed bearing cartridges is that the bearings are sealed relatively well. So my guess is,, even if it got heated enough...
07-22-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,610
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...the shell that is stuck in there is steel,...

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...the shell that is stuck in there is steel, Cliff. It's not aluminum.
Replies: 38
Views: 1,219
Posted By 3alarmer

...a similar example of bicycles constructed in...

...a similar example of bicycles constructed in their lean years, by frame builders who later went on to become famous, and whose work is sought after, would be the Specialized frames produced by...
07-21-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,100
Posted By 3alarmer

^^^^cool^^^

^^^^cool^^^
07-21-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,100
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I have busted a couple of those Campy seat...

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...I have busted a couple of those Campy seat binder bolts, one while installing, and one in use. which is a literal PIA. I. too, just file off the tab on the Asian one. Never broke one of those....
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