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05-15-24, 11:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,271
Posted By Reynolds

BITD we used sewing machine oil for freewheels.

BITD we used sewing machine oil for freewheels.
05-14-24, 06:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 805
Posted By Reynolds

Sometimes you can: ...

Sometimes you can:

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05-13-24, 09:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,271
Posted By Reynolds

Cables, brake lever pivots, brake pivots,...

Cables, brake lever pivots, brake pivots, derailleur pivots, kickstand pivots, nipples when wheelbuilding, threads in general / under bolt heads and nuts when assembling... etc.
05-13-24, 07:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 740
Posted By Reynolds

Those shifters must be really good to shift like...

Those shifters must be really good to shift like silk with that FD setup!
05-11-24, 08:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,075
Posted By Reynolds

Never had a puncture I couldn't locate. Last one...

Never had a puncture I couldn't locate. Last one was a 700x40 tire, pumped up to 60psi, 40 the next day, flat the 3rd day, Took out the tube and pumped it to double its size, about 15psi. Tested the...
05-09-24, 04:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,369
Posted By Reynolds

Polish Team too.

Polish Team too.
05-07-24, 03:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,344
Posted By Reynolds

In my experience, most tires can be mounted...

In my experience, most tires can be mounted without problems either way. But when you're struggling with a difficult one, better start opposite the valve - sometimes it's the only way it will go.
05-02-24, 04:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 33,127
Posted By Reynolds

Update: 11 years and 2 months after I posted...

Update: 11 years and 2 months after I posted this, my Nexus 8 is still going strong at 60,000km. I drilled and tapped a hole and use ATF, drain and add 15ml every 5-6,000km. I have no complaints...
05-01-24, 09:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,277
Posted By Reynolds

I supposed SR was one of the tallest headsets,...

I supposed SR was one of the tallest headsets, but was too lazy to confirm and post it. Thanks!
04-18-24, 10:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,278
Posted By Reynolds

I thought the same, but maybe those were workers...

I thought the same, but maybe those were workers refitting the sub, not the ship crew?
04-10-24, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2,430
Views: 583,206
Posted By Reynolds

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Norwegian actress Liv Ullmann, Bergman's favorite and one of...
03-29-24, 10:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,188
Posted By Reynolds

I wouldn't use tire liners - had bad experiences...

I wouldn't use tire liners - had bad experiences with Mr. Tuffys BITD. After some months of use, the liners' ends eroded the tubes and caused flats.
03-28-24, 05:42 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 13,069
Posted By Reynolds

Looks fake, no guitar.

Looks fake, no guitar.
03-26-24, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By Reynolds

I'd keep the wheels original, for the reasons you...

I'd keep the wheels original, for the reasons you said. If you later find the tubulars impractical, or just don't like them, you could build a new clincher wheelset.
03-23-24, 09:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,728
Posted By Reynolds

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03-23-24, 09:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 843
Posted By Reynolds

Homemade trailer hitch IMO.

Homemade trailer hitch IMO.
03-21-24, 08:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,184
Posted By Reynolds

That may be true, but still the E-Type is a great...

That may be true, but still the E-Type is a great car.
03-20-24, 06:22 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,203
Posted By Reynolds

Great links steelbikeguy, thanks!

Great links steelbikeguy, thanks!
03-20-24, 10:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,449
Posted By Reynolds

I' d just stay away from that Trek.

I' d just stay away from that Trek.
03-19-24, 02:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,435
Posted By Reynolds

Like others said, it's not a tire bead seating...

Like others said, it's not a tire bead seating problem, it's a sidewall problem. Replace that tire ASAP.
03-18-24, 05:20 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 13,069
Posted By Reynolds

This product is meant for educational purposes...

This product is meant for educational purposes only. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. Void where prohibited. Some assembly required. List each check separately...
02-27-24, 03:23 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,488
Posted By Reynolds

How much is your saddle/bar drop? I used to have...

How much is your saddle/bar drop? I used to have 8cm until it was too low for me, now at 73 I find 3cm lets me ride comfortably for extended periods on the drops.
02-24-24, 08:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,932
Posted By Reynolds

Yes, that's the way it works, and it's effective....

Yes, that's the way it works, and it's effective. I use a 5/8" bolt and thick washers.
02-23-24, 07:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,932
Posted By Reynolds

I suppose the final word is the manufacturer's...

I suppose the final word is the manufacturer's recommendations/instructions. Is your affirmation based on any of them? Just curious.
02-16-24, 11:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,831
Posted By Reynolds

Maybe it's just luck, but I have put literally...

Maybe it's just luck, but I have put literally hundreds of patches and maybe 3 or 4 failed. I even overlapped patches, used tubes with 20 patches on them, no problems. My method is simple:
Start...
02-12-24, 06:00 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,912
Posted By Reynolds

Also Husqvarna, Orbea, Steyr/Puch.

Also Husqvarna, Orbea, Steyr/Puch.
02-10-24, 11:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,656
Posted By Reynolds

Dial it up to 400 on your 13th gear and teach...

Dial it up to 400 on your 13th gear and teach them a lesson!
02-08-24, 04:32 PM
02-07-24, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,013
Posted By Reynolds

Has an omafiets vibe.

Has an omafiets vibe.
01-24-24, 08:13 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 13,069
Posted By Reynolds

In the morning they did warn me it would be a...

In the morning they did warn me
it would be a day of rain.
But how could I've predicted
such tumult on its way!
Stroke after stroke I pedaled
with a swift and forceful motion,
but water fell...
01-15-24, 03:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,177
Posted By Reynolds

Don't know about the 47, but for me a 48/13 (a...

Don't know about the 47, but for me a 48/13 (a little less than 53/14) would be more than enough on flat roads.
01-13-24, 09:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,909
Posted By Reynolds

Very nice! Being such a cheapskate, I used A/C...

Very nice! Being such a cheapskate, I used A/C brackets and a recycled gas pipe to hang my bikes :lol:
01-12-24, 01:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,760
Posted By Reynolds

I wouldn't be surprised if someone invents an...

I wouldn't be surprised if someone invents an AutoFit bike: you climb on it, do a few pedal strokes and a few sensors activate servos at the seatpost, stem and handlebar, setting them at the best...
01-11-24, 11:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,882
Posted By Reynolds

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01-11-24, 03:31 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,760
Posted By Reynolds

Ideal for e bikes. One doesn't need to pedal, and...

Ideal for e bikes. One doesn't need to pedal, and neither to think.
11-30-23, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2,430
Views: 583,206
Posted By Reynolds

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Miguel "Miguelon" Indurain
11-21-23, 07:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,874
Posted By Reynolds

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11-08-23, 01:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,437
Posted By Reynolds

Color taste is totally personal, so I won"t go...

Color taste is totally personal, so I won"t go into that. But my opinion is, if paint is original, leave it alone and find another one. If it's not, repaint it.
Of course this advice is worth what...
11-04-23, 08:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,544
Posted By Reynolds

52 c-c was my guess, but forgot some use c-t, in...

52 c-c was my guess, but forgot some use c-t, in that case it should be 53/53.5.
11-04-23, 06:16 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 65,577
Posted By Reynolds

Another Ipa pic: ...

Another Ipa pic:

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11-01-23, 08:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,544
Posted By Reynolds

52

52
10-30-23, 03:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,180
Posted By Reynolds

There will be always tailwinds!

There will be always tailwinds!
10-29-23, 01:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,180
Posted By Reynolds

My '80 Raleigh DL-1 export. I didn't weigh it,...

My '80 Raleigh DL-1 export. I didn't weigh it, but I think it must be close to 50.

...
10-26-23, 04:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,464
Posted By Reynolds

I think you can rebuild it. The marks can be...

I think you can rebuild it. The marks can be filed off carefully, as they are in a place that doesn't contact anything; the bearings are the contact surfaces.
As for the spring, you can make one...
10-23-23, 09:57 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 14,768
Posted By Reynolds

:thumb:

:thumb:
10-22-23, 04:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,453
Posted By Reynolds

Very nice! It may be heresy, but I like painted...

Very nice! It may be heresy, but I like painted forks more than chromed ones.
10-22-23, 04:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,522
Posted By Reynolds

All very nice, but I think radial lacing is going...

All very nice, but I think radial lacing is going too far!
10-20-23, 02:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,464
Posted By Reynolds

My crude homemade 2-notch freewheel tool: ...

My crude homemade 2-notch freewheel tool:


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10-19-23, 09:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,464
Posted By Reynolds

It's called the "destructive method", but I've...

It's called the "destructive method", but I've used it more than once without destruction. Disassembled the freewheel, held the core in a big vise with aluminum jaw covers and used the wheel as a...
10-16-23, 09:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,223
Posted By Reynolds

Problem solved - just kept tire pressure always...

Problem solved - just kept tire pressure always over 50psi and it worked OK.
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