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09-17-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By SurferRosa

Thomas Wolfe reference? I remember liking that...

Thomas Wolfe reference? I remember liking that book...
09-17-21, 01:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 198
Posted By SurferRosa

The way a bike works is we can lock two nuts...

The way a bike works is we can lock two nuts together on a bolt. That's the way a bike works. It comes down to very basic engineering that everyone should know.
09-16-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 17,829
Views: 1,988,562
Posted By SurferRosa

Took theFauntleroy ferry over to Vashon Island...

Took theFauntleroy ferry over to Vashon Island for the first time. :thumb:

https://i.imgur.com/oADFFnJ.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/OpAWqi0.jpg
There's not a lot of this open, flat road on the...
09-16-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By SurferRosa

Took the Fauntleroy ferry over there today for...

Took the Fauntleroy ferry over there today for the first time. The island is definitely super hilly. I wouldn't recommend Burma road: dark, tight, windy, and crumbling. Other than that little...
09-16-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,250
Posted By SurferRosa

I don't think I really have a wish list. I am...

I don't think I really have a wish list. I am rather content.

Well, maybe one: a Mondia Super, 56cm, 531SL with perfect original paint.
09-16-21, 12:11 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,597
Posted By SurferRosa

:thumb: https://youtu.be/ze3p-WeLCGk ...

:thumb:

https://youtu.be/ze3p-WeLCGk
https://youtu.be/Jj3TOw8DIDw
https://youtu.be/lCaDp1gb6D4
https://youtu.be/p_PxgSQ9Vf4
https://youtu.be/95cufW4h-gA
https://youtu.be/kH2roIZy1Xw...
09-15-21, 11:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 310
Posted By SurferRosa

Who knows without pics? Did you overhaul any...

Who knows without pics? Did you overhaul any part of the bike at all?
09-15-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 986
Posted By SurferRosa

New ones should come with an extra catalytic...

New ones should come with an extra catalytic converter.

You know, after the first one is stolen.
09-15-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,441
Posted By SurferRosa

I think it's okay to resurrect a zombie thread in...

I think it's okay to resurrect a zombie thread in order to add information or even to ask a related question. But to ask a previous poster that you don't know about his project from over a decade ago...
09-14-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By SurferRosa

That's a great color. To date the bike, you might...

That's a great color. To date the bike, you might look for component date codes, like on the stem.

That bottle cage would be highly coveted over in C&V.

After a full overhaul, new consumables,...
09-14-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 387
Posted By SurferRosa

Nice looking Raleigh. :thumb:

Nice looking Raleigh. :thumb:
09-14-21, 05:32 PM
09-14-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By SurferRosa

This is how I approach it when I have a question...

This is how I approach it when I have a question or doubt:

Hubs - check Velobase

Headset - use retainers if possible. Use loose balls if necessary, packing the race(s), then removing one ball...
09-14-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 442
Posted By SurferRosa

Still feel "dead" with that nice new paint and...

Still feel "dead" with that nice new paint and rebuild?
09-13-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,731
Posted By SurferRosa

I use a bandana instead of a mask, and it's...

I use a bandana instead of a mask, and it's always around my neck. The vax card is tucked under my stars n stripes headband. I still keep my cigs rolled up in my shirt sleeve unless I'm wearing a...
09-13-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 51,010
Posted By SurferRosa

Cuz plastic bikes are fugly. :p

Cuz plastic bikes are fugly. :p
09-13-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By SurferRosa

Fittingly, this showed up on my Google page...

Fittingly, this showed up on my Google page today:

How to spend a perfect day on Washington's beautiful Vashon Island (https://www.travelawaits.com/2562474/best-things-to-vashon-island/?amp)
09-13-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By SurferRosa

Well, I know him, so ...

Well, I know him, so ...
09-12-21, 11:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By SurferRosa

I use white lithium grease when repacking...

I use white lithium grease when repacking anything on the bike, pedals, headset, hubs, bottom bracket, etc. It's white, not opaque, actually looks like Campagnolo grease, and it feels thicker than...
09-12-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By SurferRosa

Post a pic of the broken piece. I use two...

Post a pic of the broken piece.

I use two Victory rear mechs, and both of those little stop pieces needed to be somewhat fixed. With one, I used a ball bearing, and the other, JB Weld. They're...
09-12-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By SurferRosa

It's just the same as brake cable housing. I...

It's just the same as brake cable housing.

I prefer to use it rather than derailleur housing with my friction shifters, because it never frays at the ends like derailleur housing can, especially...
09-12-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,747
Posted By SurferRosa

The bots will soon seize control of everything.

The bots will soon seize control of everything.
09-12-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 323
Posted By SurferRosa

Cut it off and replace the poorly fitting fork...

Cut it off and replace the poorly fitting fork while you're at it.
09-12-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4,241
Views: 412,699
Posted By SurferRosa

You could polish it. That's just 0.1mm all the...

You could polish it. That's just 0.1mm all the way around. And you only need to do the part that sits in the tube.
09-12-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2,994
Views: 736,940
Posted By SurferRosa

Three of my current five. (I need new pics of my...

Three of my current five. (I need new pics of my grocery getter, and another's for sale.)

https://i.imgur.com/hnQdix9.jpg
'80 Bertoni Superlight

https://i.imgur.com/AEExMuO.jpg
'82 Miyata...
09-12-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By SurferRosa

. https://youtu.be/NNC0kIzM1Fo .

.
https://youtu.be/NNC0kIzM1Fo
.
09-12-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 918
Posted By SurferRosa

https://youtu.be/ZB52NEPJxUs.

https://youtu.be/ZB52NEPJxUs.
09-12-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,597
Posted By SurferRosa

:thumb: https://youtu.be/zqkXt1R8c6c ...

:thumb:

https://youtu.be/zqkXt1R8c6c
https://youtu.be/1Z-U2HUl7lg
https://youtu.be/oOhjZJyNOx4
https://youtu.be/r_JCEcHZZHs
https://youtu.be/2vdsUDNpM54
...
09-12-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,597
Posted By SurferRosa

Who brought up Abba? Not me. But if you like it,...

Who brought up Abba? Not me. But if you like it, I think that's great. I might go figure out that one song I like of theirs after I update my ignore list. :thumb:
09-12-21, 12:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By SurferRosa

Was watching the Stanford game earlier, and Tim...

Was watching the Stanford game earlier, and Tim Brando called it "nine one one."

9-1-1?

9-1-1?

That's an emergency number, Tim.
09-12-21, 12:29 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,597
Posted By SurferRosa

Yeah, there's nothing fluffy, Abba-like in any...

Yeah, there's nothing fluffy, Abba-like in any other decade. Good point. :rolleyes:
09-11-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,597
Posted By SurferRosa

That's okay. It's all good. Saturday Night Fever...

That's okay. It's all good. Saturday Night Fever is a fantastic film and an even better soundtrack.

Though, I'd rather listen to those David Bowie or Neil Young albums from the middle of the...
09-11-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 504
Posted By SurferRosa

Thanks for not quoting post 6 in full right below...

Thanks for not quoting post 6 in full right below it! :thumb: :lol:
09-11-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 741
Posted By SurferRosa

Same here. I put mine in my patch kit.

Same here. I put mine in my patch kit.
09-11-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 665
Posted By SurferRosa

Only if I were riding with a group ... or another...

Only if I were riding with a group ... or another rider for over 40mi.

Sometimes by myself for over 50mi.
09-11-21, 01:50 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,597
Posted By SurferRosa

The thing that stands out for me about a song...

The thing that stands out for me about a song like Baker Street is that it was released when FM radio was king. Everybody was listening to it. It was part of our collective conscience. If you grew...
09-11-21, 01:35 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,978
Posted By SurferRosa

Never. Nor do I use the small/small.

Never.

Nor do I use the small/small.
09-11-21, 01:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,989
Posted By SurferRosa

I'll answer your question for you: almost never....

I'll answer your question for you: almost never. The only polished components I have to repolish on occasion are seatposts. (And then it takes only 30 seconds.) I don't know why that is, but the...
09-11-21, 01:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 360
Posted By SurferRosa

I only had leather on one bike for a little...

I only had leather on one bike for a little while, and easily decided I prefer 2mm Fizik. I've been using Newbaum's cotton mostly, but just recently went back to Fizik on two bikes.
...
09-11-21, 12:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By SurferRosa

Yo, northbend. I just noticed that there's...

Yo, northbend. I just noticed that there's another water taxi (in addition to the West Seattle one) from downtown Seattle to Vashon for just $6. Have you used it? I've never been over there, but now...
09-10-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 504
Posted By SurferRosa

Love the pics, but I only needed one set of them...

Love the pics, but I only needed one set of them on this page.

:bday:
09-10-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7,223
Views: 717,793
Posted By SurferRosa

Oh, but if I balloon-up that's just fine?! ...

Oh, but if I balloon-up that's just fine?!
:troll:

:lol:
09-09-21, 12:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 427
Posted By SurferRosa

That's happened to me a few times on lower level...

That's happened to me a few times on lower level bikes without an on-frame derailleur hanger. I used an ample amount of blue Loctite on the hanger bolt threads and tightened it as much as I could...
09-08-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,985
Posted By SurferRosa

The only time I lock up my bikes is when they're...

The only time I lock up my bikes is when they're inside my house.
09-08-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 359
Posted By SurferRosa

Since I have never seen bicycle valet parking,...

Since I have never seen bicycle valet parking, yes.
09-08-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 834
Posted By SurferRosa

I can use a 14-28 rear cluster with my 42/52...

I can use a 14-28 rear cluster with my 42/52 cranksets, but am limited to a ...

13-25t cluster with my 53/39 crankset.

'Cause I use short cage Campy rear mechs.

Not "just sayin'."

Just...
09-08-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 471
Posted By SurferRosa

I haven't built up a bike in a while. But if I...

I haven't built up a bike in a while. But if I needed hoods, I would have to move the Rustines from a keeper on to the new bike (given it's not Campy equipped) and buy Campy knockoffs for the keeper....
09-08-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 471
Posted By SurferRosa

Boo! :lol: :roflmao2:

Boo! :lol:



:roflmao2:
09-08-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,073
Posted By SurferRosa

The people of Illinois, apparently.

The people of Illinois, apparently.
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