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09-20-21, 02:15 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

Trek 660 "True Temper"

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Forum: Foo
09-20-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 17,378
Views: 968,775
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...he is the very model of a modern major...

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...he is the very model of a modern major general.
Forum: Foo
09-20-21, 08:07 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...sings light opera favorites from Gilbert...

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...sings light opera favorites from Gilbert and Sullivan in the shower.
09-19-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 194
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...also look at: PX-10 Information Thread....

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...also look at: PX-10 Information Thread. (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1221861-px-10-information-thread.html) which has some general information, and a few links, but never really...
09-19-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 194
Posted By 3alarmer

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09-19-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 316
Posted By 3alarmer

...not sure why they say that, but they work with...

...not sure why they say that, but they work with repeated opening and closing, and I see no mechanical reason not to do so.
Those Shimano break off chain pins are another matter, and are only good...
Forum: Foo
09-19-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 17,378
Views: 968,775
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...he was caught shaving points at the...

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...he was caught shaving points at the Wedenesday night Bingo game at Leisure World in Baraboo, so has been banned for life there. Now he mostly goes to Bingo in Oshkosh, or sometimes Green Bay,...
09-19-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 240
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...speaking as someone who repaints bikes,...

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...speaking as someone who repaints bikes, the proper replacement headbadge can be irritatingly difficult to find at the time you actually need it. :mad:
Forum: Foo
09-19-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17,378
Views: 968,775
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...the croutons he carries in his underwear...

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...the croutons he carries in his underwear never get stale.
09-19-21, 10:32 AM
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Views: 316
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I've never seen an on bike chain scrubber...

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...I've never seen an on bike chain scrubber that I thought was a good design. The concept itself is probably flawed, so I guess the one you're talking about is as good as any of them. I do not...
Forum: Foo
09-18-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17,378
Views: 968,775
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...when he was born, he got delivered by the...

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...when he was born, he got delivered by the UPS man, who happened to be passing by at the time his mom went into labor. Still has the bar code on his ass to prove it.
09-18-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By 3alarmer

...I've never tried it, but I'm doubtful it will...

...I've never tried it, but I'm doubtful it will work well. If you look at one of those NDS cups for sealed units, you can see on the inside where it tapers, like a wedge. This is what holds the...
09-18-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I would take all the components off, down...

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...I would take all the components off, down to the bare frame. Then pressure wash everything over at the self service car wash.
If you have access to compressed air, blow the interiors of the...
09-18-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By 3alarmer

...he used to have a deal where if you bought...

...he used to have a deal where if you bought both the cotter pin press and the fixed cup tool, there was a discounted price for the combination. It does work pretty well, but it's still pretty...
09-18-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,077
Posted By 3alarmer

...that's one of the problems with this "top...

...that's one of the problems with this "top five", or "top ten" list business. :( Many of these marques were quite capable of putting out both well and badly constructed frames. I've worked on some...
Replies: 14
Views: 349
Posted By 3alarmer

...IIRC, this is the one they sold as a 24 1/2"...

...IIRC, this is the one they sold as a 24 1/2" frame. So it's probably a 59 or 60 measured c-c along the seat tube to the spindle.
There's room for 27" wheels on mine, those are 700c. I don't...
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Views: 349
Posted By 3alarmer

I think you will enjoy it...

...I enjoy riding this one.

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09-18-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 399
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I routinely have at least four or five...

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...I routinely have at least four or five repainting projects hanging from hooks on a workshop rafter, that has a roof, but is open to the weather on two sides.
I do nothing to them, other than...
Forum: Foo
09-17-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,554
Posted By 3alarmer

This came up in the Texas thread in P+R

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09-17-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 112
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Posted By 3alarmer

...whoever brazed this frame knew what he was...

...whoever brazed this frame knew what he was doing. :)
09-17-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,077
Posted By 3alarmer

....I am in the process of repainting and...

....I am in the process of repainting and rebadging a Rossin "Montreal", which I presume dates from some time near the '76 Summer Olympics there.
The decals have not been easily sourced, and I...
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Views: 261
Posted By 3alarmer

...this was over in the UK, in 2009...

...this was over in the UK, in 2009 (https://www.lfgss.com/conversations/145741/)
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Views: 261
Posted By 3alarmer

Higgins Cycles...

Higgins Cycles (https://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/classic_builders/higgins-cycles/)
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Views: 261
Posted By 3alarmer

...these are general principles. You will have...

...these are general principles. You will have trouble getting full value for something that old and unique in most locations on the local Craigslist.
Were I trying to sell it, I would probably do...
Replies: 12
Views: 261
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...do you have a question about value, or did...

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...do you have a question about value, or did you start a thread thinking this was the regular C+V forum ?
09-16-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,077
Posted By 3alarmer

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09-16-21, 10:08 AM
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Views: 3,077
Posted By 3alarmer

...you've already self selected something that...

...you've already self selected something that will help dictate your choices. :)
09-16-21, 09:03 AM
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Views: 3,077
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I know your intentions are pure, in asking...

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...I know your intentions are pure, in asking this question. But similar threads in the past have drawn some abuse, because it's really an impossible list to construct. These road bikes were...
09-15-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,145
Posted By 3alarmer

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09-15-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 616
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...*cough* donor bike *cough*

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...*cough* donor bike *cough*
09-15-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 542
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...the latest thing (that I've read) from the...

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...the latest thing (that I've read) from the Wheel Fanatyk blog is all about cross sectional area in the spoke elbow. How more area at the elbow should give a longer spoke life. ...
Forum: Foo
09-14-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 17,378
Views: 968,775
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...he always stands for his country's...

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...he always stands for his country's national anthem, The Star Spangled Banana

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Forum: Foo
09-14-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 17,378
Views: 968,775
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...he was never a fan of dwarf tossing. It...

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...he was never a fan of dwarf tossing. It always seemed to him to be a sport based on a disregard for the basic humanity of little people. However, now that it has been renamed "Little Person...
09-14-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...IIRC, the 113 Octalink unit is the double...

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...IIRC, the 113 Octalink unit is the double ring length. the 118 is for the triple ring setup, with a small ring installed.

I've built out two of them in the past six months, on standard 68mm...
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Views: 349
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...it's too bad about the corrosion, but IMO...

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...it's too bad about the corrosion, but IMO it's worth that price, even if you have to deal with that. These have long head tubes relative to size, so it's probably a little shorter in the seat...
Forum: Foo
09-14-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17,378
Views: 968,775
Posted By 3alarmer

^^^ ...I have reported him to the Rubber...

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...I have reported him to the Rubber Chicken Defense League for this obvious example of rubber chicken defamation.
09-13-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 485
Posted By 3alarmer

. ....first, no you can't salvage it, it's...

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....first, no you can't salvage it, it's history.

Second, Schwalbe has a pretty good warranty service, that you can access online....
09-13-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,014
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...not sure if you're looking for the sort of...

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...not sure if you're looking for the sort of advice I have to offer, but here goes anyway. Spreading the stays to 130 on these is not that hard to do, but you need to consider what it is you...
09-13-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,014
Posted By 3alarmer

Here's a PXN10E from 1980 with some upgrades:

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Forum: Foo
09-13-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 138
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...apologies. Super Mighty cranks no longer...

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...apologies. Super Mighty cranks no longer fly under the radar on ebay. :eek:
Forum: Foo
09-13-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 138
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...this one came with no wheels and I decided...

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...this one came with no wheels and I decided to change out the shifters for retrofriction, and the derailleurs for Campy. It works fine. I was just lucky that the bar and stem were the right...
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Views: 161
Posted By 3alarmer

...so you bought it ? I do not think you will...

...so you bought it ? I do not think you will regret it. Sekai imported some top notch bikes, in both their frame contractor, and the components they specified for them.
Forum: Foo
09-13-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 17,378
Views: 968,775
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...he has met Tiffany, and thinks she is a...

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...he has met Tiffany, and thinks she is a very nice girl. He was so happy for his friend skijor , that he stuffed a dollar bill in her G string.
09-12-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,783
Posted By 3alarmer

...I am so discouraged by the current evolution...

...I am so discouraged by the current evolution of the internet, that I don't even wonder about stuff like this any more. :(
09-12-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...you have to make sure you have the center...

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...you have to make sure you have the center puller bolt backed out all the way, and that the puller threads on the puller itself are threaded all the way into the spindle socket, as far as you...
Forum: Foo
09-11-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 17,378
Views: 968,775
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...he has mastered the ancient Chinese art of...

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...he has mastered the ancient Chinese art of dubbing. He can say any common phrase, in English, like, "Your kung fu is weak, old man !" but his lips seem to be saying something else, in Chinese....
09-11-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,677
Posted By 3alarmer

Recently Completed Project Bike

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...of note are the Campy NR derailleurs, and the Simplex retro-friction shifters. New re-laced wheels, on Campagnolo hubs, but they could as easily be the original Normandy Competitions, which are...
Forum: Foo
09-11-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 17,378
Views: 968,775
Posted By 3alarmer

. ... a devoted family man himself, there is...

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... a devoted family man himself, there is nothing, and I mean nothing, he would not do for to family.
09-10-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 709
Posted By 3alarmer

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Signal Orange Paint Color
09-10-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 709
Posted By 3alarmer

...is this bright enough ? I think I have the...

...is this bright enough ? I think I have the paint code recorded somewhere...it was a Porsche color for a while.

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