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06-28-21, 12:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,615
Posted By jackbombay

A racer accidentally causing a crash is in no way...

A racer accidentally causing a crash is in no way similar to a spectator accidentally causing a crash.

A racer crashing is something that all of the riders know is a possibility, but a "fan"...
05-31-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,283
Posted By jackbombay

10 miles and a 1000' of climbing on my Super...

10 miles and a 1000' of climbing on my Super course for 5/31 day! Much smaller ride than I'd have liked, but I'm hurt, and it was a lot more than nothing!
...
05-18-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,993
Posted By jackbombay

3 speeds are the best long ride bikes! Tommy...

3 speeds are the best long ride bikes! Tommy Godwin is proof of this! https://www.tommygodwin.com/

I am a member of SOTS, and may be the only one that has ridden a double century on a 3 speed...
04-30-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,530
Posted By jackbombay

This bike was in the metal pile at the dump where...

This bike was in the metal pile at the dump where I used to live in Idaho, you're not supposed to take stuff, but... I couldn't pass it up!

Not sure what I'll do with it quite yet, but its a...
04-24-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 24,837
Views: 3,070,668
Posted By jackbombay

I have a few S5 hubs, and I don't notice any...

I have a few S5 hubs, and I don't notice any difference in spring strength, but where they are odd is that to engage 1st or 5th reliably you do need to have slight tension on the drivetrain, which is...
04-24-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,804
Posted By jackbombay

Everyone still debating what it is even though...

Everyone still debating what it is even though you already laid it out! You can lead a horse to water...
04-23-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 678
Posted By jackbombay

This kind of stuff drives me nuts, I'm fine...

This kind of stuff drives me nuts, I'm fine paying more money for higher quality more durable products, but when I pay more money and the products aren't more durable, well... How some rubber...
04-22-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 678
Posted By jackbombay

I have a 1987 dahon folding bike, it has spent...

I have a 1987 dahon folding bike, it has spent virtually its entire life in its Dahon specific storage bag, and it has the original tires which have no cracks and are still plenty supple, its rather...
03-10-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,070
Posted By jackbombay

I would use a dremmel and tiny grinding wheel to...

I would use a dremmel and tiny grinding wheel to make sure I had bare metal on both sides, I would probably go with JB Weld myself to stick them back on there.
03-10-21, 04:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,882
Posted By jackbombay

I don't need a power meter to know that I'm slow!

I don't need a power meter to know that I'm slow!
03-10-21, 04:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,882
Posted By jackbombay

GCN videos score a 2/10 on average for me,...

GCN videos score a 2/10 on average for me, occasionally they put out some reasonable content, but so much of it is just crap.
02-15-21, 11:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,005
Posted By jackbombay

I had to google it, so here is a video I found...

I had to google it, so here is a video I found for anyone else that is unsure how the rear end of this bike works,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIZhSNdO_Zo


I love it!!!!!!
01-26-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By jackbombay

Help with Trek ID please.

This bike was at the dump, it is now in my garage :-)

Wheels might come back to straight with some truing, but might not, frame has some dings on it, but does appear to be straight.

No decals...
01-03-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 24,353
Posted By jackbombay

Motorists don't want cyclists to obey traffic...

Motorists don't want cyclists to obey traffic rules though, and I know you don't obey all traffic rules, if a bike is a vehicle we should "take the lane" at all times, but cars don't want that, but...
12-16-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2,042
Views: 388,802
Posted By jackbombay

That s a 73, 74 had different lugs.

That s a 73, 74 had different lugs.
12-14-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,758
Posted By jackbombay

There are some people that kind of brag about...

There are some people that kind of brag about "sit and spin" as if its the undisputed proper way to ride a bike, and there are advantages to it, but to never get out of the saddle and try to twist...
12-13-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,616
Posted By jackbombay

YES!!!!! If you do decide they are not for...

YES!!!!!

If you do decide they are not for you, I'll gladly buy them off you and install on my Super Course!

I love DIY projects/items like this!
12-13-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,616
Posted By jackbombay

I would absolutely keep those shifters just as...

I would absolutely keep those shifters just as they are!
12-11-20, 12:01 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,758
Posted By jackbombay

The current KOM for the Alpe D'huez is held by...

The current KOM for the Alpe D'huez is held by Roman Bardet, he averaged just under 13 MPH up that hill, if he was using 48/21 gearing his cadence would have been 83, I see plenty of pros happy at a...
12-10-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,758
Posted By jackbombay

My Super Course has a 52/40 rings on the crank,...

My Super Course has a 52/40 rings on the crank, and it really does shift so nice, my modern bike with a 50/34 crank shifts just fine, but the jump is so big that you have to click 2 to 3 gears on the...
12-09-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 884
Posted By jackbombay

Paypal is quick and easy in my experience.

Paypal is quick and easy in my experience.
12-05-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 19,959
Posted By jackbombay

Here is a pic of one of the spacers, a solid...

Here is a pic of one of the spacers, a solid block of aluminum with 2 holes drilled and tapped to 5x1, the chain guard got lifted far enough that the holes were not near each other, I also did some...
12-03-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,857
Posted By jackbombay

Is there a dropper post option? Also, it...

Is there a dropper post option?

Also, it better be tubeless ready!
11-23-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 24,837
Views: 3,070,668
Posted By jackbombay

A few drops of oil in the shifter to make sure...

A few drops of oil in the shifter to make sure ther springs can push bits around as they are intended to could get it working too.
11-18-20, 11:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,601
Posted By jackbombay

Off topic post! Video game...

Off topic post!





Video game score scores.

So, I had a Space Duel arcade game at my house for a while, it was a successor to asteroids, the arcade by my house as a kid had it, and I...
11-18-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,601
Posted By jackbombay

Oh, my, god! That is a really special...

Oh, my, god!

That is a really special gift!

There are so many bikes on this planet that will never get ridden like that one was, the mismatched cranks, the different wheels, etc... All a...
11-18-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,601
Posted By jackbombay

Was that as good as Tide stick? ;-)

Was that as good as Tide stick?


;-)
11-03-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,767
Posted By jackbombay

Yes!!!! Very good page with all the info...

Yes!!!!

Very good page with all the info anyone could need to successfully build a wheel :-)
11-03-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,767
Posted By jackbombay

Number of crossing should be 3, for a 3 cross...

Number of crossing should be 3, for a 3 cross wheel, you could go 4 cross too, but I think three should be fine.

The axle protrusion should be the distance from the lock nut to the center of the...
10-20-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,094
Posted By jackbombay

For years I've referred to that as "clear...

For years I've referred to that as "clear loctite"!
10-16-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,120
Posted By jackbombay

That is peach fuzz compared to my lucious leg...

That is peach fuzz compared to my lucious leg pelt!



I like the shoe mod, combined with clips and straps I'm sure they are very functional!
09-30-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 21,254
Posted By jackbombay

Unless they are in a perfectly straight line 3...

Unless they are in a perfectly straight line 3 points will always define a circle!

But I'm pretty sure you mean the 3 holes are not equidistant from each other.

I love those "home made"...
09-30-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 747
Posted By jackbombay

Tall bikes are easier to ride than normal bikes! ...

Tall bikes are easier to ride than normal bikes!

Its tough to balance a pencil vertically on your finger, but its easy to balance a broom stick vertically on your palm, the broom stick is a...
09-30-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2,042
Views: 388,802
Posted By jackbombay

That is the north end of the GG bridge. The...

That is the north end of the GG bridge.

The triangular plate is a "tripilizer" that I made out of aluminum that replaces the spacers between the 2 stock chain rings and allows me to mount a MTB...
09-29-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 2,042
Views: 388,802
Posted By jackbombay

https://i.postimg.cc/bNGp5qgk/461A6D2B-EBCD-4D9F-B...

https://i.postimg.cc/bNGp5qgk/461A6D2B-EBCD-4D9F-BC32-15358D2602CF.jpg (https://postimg.cc/0bqTMRLy)

One older guy showed interest in my bike today, told me it was beautiful, and asked if it was...
09-25-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 21,156
Posted By jackbombay

I had a Redline BMX bike as a young teen, it had...

I had a Redline BMX bike as a young teen, it had a chrome fork and stays, I stripped the paint off the frame and used "Bluing compound" for shotgun barrels to blue the frame, I then kept a light coat...
09-20-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,907
Posted By jackbombay

You should put some cosmetic dents in their bikes...

You should put some cosmetic dents in their bikes and see how they respond!
09-20-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,907
Posted By jackbombay

I got it from the dump because it had been hit by...

I got it from the dump because it had been hit by a car in a garage as far as I could tell, and the bulldozer at the dump pushed it up onto the metal pile, whole rear triangle was trash and the top...
09-20-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,907
Posted By jackbombay

I have a beat up old broken derosa in my garage,...

I have a beat up old broken derosa in my garage, Columbus EL tubing, I'm going to clamp it by the seat tube with as much force as I possibly can, without a seat post in it, to show just how difficult...
09-20-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,907
Posted By jackbombay

I clamp my vintage bikes by the seat tube and...

I clamp my vintage bikes by the seat tube and they are all totally fine. Symmetrical force applied on all sides of a steel tube has to be absolutely massive to cause any sort of permanent...
09-20-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 24,837
Views: 3,070,668
Posted By jackbombay

It turned out great! EDIT///. I just saw the...

It turned out great!

EDIT///. I just saw the thread you have about this bike, I'll read through there and I'm sure my questions will be answered :-)
09-20-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 24,837
Views: 3,070,668
Posted By jackbombay

Is that the original paint?!? The bike...

Is that the original paint?!?

The bike looks beautiful!
09-19-20, 12:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,975
Posted By jackbombay

I wouldn't hesitate to take any of those bikes on...

I wouldn't hesitate to take any of those bikes on a long ride! I'm surprised how many mixtes you had, I don't own one myself, yet....
09-16-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,891
Posted By jackbombay

Dropped to ~200 in SE PDX yesterday evening, back...

Dropped to ~200 in SE PDX yesterday evening, back up to 400 now, D'oh!!
09-15-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 460,617
Posted By jackbombay

Do you have video of it being ridden? How/when do...

Do you have video of it being ridden? How/when do the forward cranks get used?
09-10-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,612
Posted By jackbombay

My vote is to remove the fixed cup when servicing...

My vote is to remove the fixed cup when servicing the BB, fresh grease on the threads now will ensure it comes out easily later if/when it needs to be replaced. I've had some tough ones over the...
09-09-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 2,042
Views: 388,802
Posted By jackbombay

Oh my, the cottered Nervar crank with the 3 bolt...

Oh my, the cottered Nervar crank with the 3 bolt ring, with a 3 speed hub, all on a Super Course frame 🥰

This bike cooks!
09-09-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,005
Posted By jackbombay

I don't have any experience on the higher end...

I don't have any experience on the higher end Schwinns, someday I hope to though! I did build up a 1988 Schwinn Premis (made in Chicago!) earlier this year with a 3 speed coaster brake sturmey, and...
09-07-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 54,929
Posted By jackbombay

To juxtapose the heat you're dealing with I'll...

To juxtapose the heat you're dealing with I'll post a pic of my bike that I'd like to ride there posed in a bit of snow, pic from last winter in Idaho. 1973 Raleigh Super Course.
...
09-07-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,658
Posted By jackbombay

I can appreciate the new bikes for what they are,...

I can appreciate the new bikes for what they are, they are disposable, but they are absurdly efficient. Would I like to go smash out a century on one? OH YES I WOULD! Would I want to own one? Not all...
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