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05-18-24, 12:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 772
Posted By SurferRosa

It's funny that millions of kids, including...

It's funny that millions of kids, including myself, loved the daredevil and played with toys in his likeness, later to find out he was a lifelong swindler, thief and violent thug that couldn't pay...
05-18-24, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By SurferRosa

That would be a real mistake if the fork crown...

That would be a real mistake if the fork crown already measures the standard size of 26.4.

If it's almost that (let's say 26.0), a popular method to increase it to the standard size of 26.4 is to...
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By SurferRosa

That's gotta really suck as a person on Earth.

That's gotta really suck as a person on Earth.
05-16-24, 10:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 528
Posted By SurferRosa

They can to some folks, especially large folks....

They can to some folks, especially large folks. Required pressure is a direct function of total weight.

23mm tires can feel "harsh" to me, especially in a smaller frame that's very lightweight in...
05-16-24, 09:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 546
Posted By SurferRosa

Easily customized with a little filing/engraving...

Easily customized with a little filing/engraving ...
...
05-14-24, 09:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,863
Posted By SurferRosa

Not you, though! Good to see ya. :thumb:

Not you, though! Good to see ya. :thumb:
05-13-24, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2,430
Views: 583,195
Posted By SurferRosa

The internet tells me this is Ben Lawee and his...

The internet tells me this is Ben Lawee and his first store in Long Beach, CA, which finally closed its doors in 2018.
...
05-11-24, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By SurferRosa

None of us would consider Arabesque shifters as...

None of us would consider Arabesque shifters as "boring." And we all generally like our shifters to match the rest of the group, as yours do.

Instead of focusing on shifters, put your funds into...
05-10-24, 09:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,092
Posted By SurferRosa

Yikes! That's awful. But bad toe overlap isn't...

Yikes! That's awful. But bad toe overlap isn't fun, especially in the city.
05-10-24, 08:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 606
Posted By SurferRosa

Here are some threads that might help: ...

Here are some threads that might help:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1264106-silver-rims-rim-brake-tracks.html
...
05-10-24, 11:49 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,092
Posted By SurferRosa

Any interesting backstory on this one, Manny?

Any interesting backstory on this one, Manny?
05-10-24, 11:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,092
Posted By SurferRosa

There was a time (for years!) when we could do...

There was a time (for years!) when we could do the math, rebuild the bike, flip, and come out well ahead with enough funds to put toward the next project. Now, "coming out ahead" pretty much means...
05-10-24, 10:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 717
Posted By SurferRosa

For me, it was when I relaced a wheel 3x, and I...

For me, it was when I relaced a wheel 3x, and I didn't realize they were 4x to begin!
05-09-24, 10:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 474
Posted By SurferRosa

Interesting cable routing.

Interesting cable routing.
05-08-24, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2,430
Views: 583,195
Posted By SurferRosa

^ No worries, JC! :thumb: In a nod to Steve...

^ No worries, JC! :thumb:

In a nod to Steve Albini, who died yesterday at 61, here's Kim Deal and The Amps.
...
05-07-24, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By SurferRosa

Trade ya. :innocent: ...

Trade ya. :innocent:

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05-06-24, 09:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 591
Posted By SurferRosa

They all get thorough cleaning and polishing of...

They all get thorough cleaning and polishing of any rash. Dismantle the hub. Wet sand the rim with 1000 grit. Spray or drip wd-40 to penetrate the nipple threads. Detune and retune all of them (like...
05-06-24, 10:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,371
Posted By SurferRosa

"Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the...

"Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology."

Heal fast, Matt.
05-05-24, 10:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,410
Posted By SurferRosa

No, your shared link is waaaaay too long. Do not...

No, your shared link is waaaaay too long. Do not include any following characters, beginning with the "?"

It should look like this:

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/404228716615
05-05-24, 10:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 824
Posted By SurferRosa

None of us would use a cracked arm, except maybe...

None of us would use a cracked arm, except maybe to hang on a garage wall.
05-04-24, 09:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 33,490
Posted By SurferRosa

fyi: You just bumped a 16 year old thread to...

fyi: You just bumped a 16 year old thread to quote one member who hasn't posted in over 6 years and another who hasn't posted in 16 years.
05-04-24, 12:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,905
Posted By SurferRosa

Glad it wasn't local to me. This is exactly the...

Glad it wasn't local to me. This is exactly the kinda bike I might see listed once every five years for $150 (if I acted fast) only to spend $500 building up because it's such a cool frame.
05-03-24, 03:33 PM
Replies: 22,361
Views: 4,714,216
Posted By SurferRosa

Must have winning smile... ...

Must have winning smile...

https://images.craigslist.org/00j0j_1EygRzhhOhM_0CI0lM_1200x900.jpg
https://wichita.craigslist.org/bik/d/derby-vintage-collectable-cmxl-team/7738329586.html
05-01-24, 05:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,277
Posted By SurferRosa

I assume that's the bearing size (3/16"). What...

I assume that's the bearing size (3/16"). What does the stack height gap measure? It looks like 2mm or so.

Velobase tells me the SR stack height of 42.2mm is taller by a good margin than just...
05-01-24, 02:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 523
Posted By SurferRosa

Remove the seatpost and post it here: ...

Remove the seatpost and post it here:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1291577-post-pics-your-too-small-frame-how-you-set-up.html
04-29-24, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By SurferRosa

I saw that one Anthony Bourdain episode when he...

I saw that one Anthony Bourdain episode when he visits Hawaii where it was prepared sushi style. Maybe try it with plenty of wasabi. :D
...
04-28-24, 01:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By SurferRosa

God, I wish. I'd really like to try again.

God, I wish. I'd really like to try again.
04-26-24, 01:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,135
Posted By SurferRosa

At most, mine are 2.5" above the bar. I have one...

At most, mine are 2.5" above the bar. I have one bike with housing almost 3.5" above the bar, which bugs me, but I may still change the stem to a longer one.



Yeah, for a racer especially....
04-26-24, 01:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,135
Posted By SurferRosa

Unless you plan on changing your stem to a much...

Unless you plan on changing your stem to a much longer or taller one, that's well over 3" of unnecessary housing leading to the "inelegant" look you're trying to avoid.

​​​​​​Now if it's a touring...
04-25-24, 08:12 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,435
Posted By SurferRosa

Same here, but I don't hold the ratchet wrench on...

Same here, but I don't hold the ratchet wrench on the end, more in the middle, so I (think I) can better manage/feel applied force.



I'm a beaner. Not being racial, I just eat a lot of beans.
04-24-24, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By SurferRosa

jfouellette, this was posted last week. ...

jfouellette, this was posted last week.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1292111-pictures-bicycles-ww-ii.html
04-24-24, 05:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 481
Posted By SurferRosa

Yes. But I believe a vintage Suburban is a...

Yes. But I believe a vintage Suburban is a low-level bike that may be a better candidate for a used donor wheel rather than spend $100 for a rim, spokes, plus the time (cost) of building it up.
04-23-24, 04:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,387
Posted By SurferRosa

"for the width"? :roflmao2: omg. I slay...

"for the width"?

:roflmao2: omg. I slay myself.
04-22-24, 08:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,253
Posted By SurferRosa

I just met a Hungarian cyclist that runs a...

I just met a Hungarian cyclist that runs a classic ride in his home country on July 20. He said there's no entry fee, he supplies a free breakfast, and the surface is all paved. He expects 50-60...
04-22-24, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2,430
Views: 583,195
Posted By SurferRosa

Only Larry David's coattails. ​​​​​​

Only Larry David's coattails. ​​​​​​
04-22-24, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2,430
Views: 583,195
Posted By SurferRosa

This kid was so delightful in everything she was...

This kid was so delightful in everything she was in, and was cast in some great films, like The Women (1939) and The Philadelphia Story (1940). She only lived to age 41.
...
04-22-24, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2,430
Views: 583,195
Posted By SurferRosa

This gal could do it all, and she probably did....

This gal could do it all, and she probably did. :innocent:
...
04-22-24, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2,430
Views: 583,195
Posted By SurferRosa

From what I've seen, her best role was in 1946 as...

From what I've seen, her best role was in 1946 as the Acme Book Shop proprietress. :D
...
04-22-24, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2,430
Views: 583,195
Posted By SurferRosa

P!N20 was replying to a different post, here...

P!N20 was replying to a different post, here (https://www.bikeforums.net/23186200-post2334.html).
04-22-24, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2,430
Views: 583,195
Posted By SurferRosa

Anybody seen Key Largo (1948) or Born to Kill...

Anybody seen Key Largo (1948) or Born to Kill (1947)?

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04-21-24, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2,430
Views: 583,195
Posted By SurferRosa

Outside the bike shop, Albert Brooks gets excited...

Outside the bike shop, Albert Brooks gets excited (as we all would) when the subject of his 1979 Real Life documentary, Francis Lee McCain, tells him he can film her at the gynecologist.
...
04-21-24, 06:10 AM
Replies: 2,430
Views: 583,195
Posted By SurferRosa

On his way to work, Paul Roeder (Hume Cronyn) is...

On his way to work, Paul Roeder (Hume Cronyn) is told to join the Gestapo for questioning, so he nervously (but C&V appropriately) tries to bring his bike in the car with him.
...
04-20-24, 01:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,135
Posted By SurferRosa

Aside from your normal looking barcon routing,...

Aside from your normal looking barcon routing, what I find inelegant is excessive non-aero brake cable. Maybe try something more like this:
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04-18-24, 04:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,428
Posted By SurferRosa

As I see it, you have options: 1. Give him...

As I see it, you have options:

1. Give him the less minty one.
2. Rent a bike to him.
3. Buy him a skateboard.
4. Don't talk to that person anymore.
5. Change jobs.
04-18-24, 10:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,137
Posted By SurferRosa

I know a guy with some 23s in perfect shape....

I know a guy with some 23s in perfect shape. :innocent:

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04-18-24, 09:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,137
Posted By SurferRosa

Can't you "remember the past" with a 23mm...

Can't you "remember the past" with a 23mm tire?
04-16-24, 02:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,963
Posted By SurferRosa

Yeah, that's not me. I simply reply to their...

Yeah, that's not me. I simply reply to their counter that "I might be up for that if you made the offer in person." They either set a time to meet and we meet, or I don't hear from them again. ...
04-16-24, 01:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,963
Posted By SurferRosa

I got one of those a couple years ago and...

I got one of those a couple years ago and responded by giving the guy a bit of a hard time. Turned out, he had zero clue about how the question is most often spam for local sellers. We met, and he...
04-15-24, 05:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,576
Posted By SurferRosa

Only Triomphe calipers used those open ended...

Only Triomphe calipers used those open ended conical nuts where you can see the bolt end. The levers with white hoods look like Chorus...
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