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07-07-24, 09:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 711
Posted By SpeedofLite

50 Years Ago: July 1974 in Bicycling! magazine

Articles/columns included are:
QUESTION MAN
"What Effects [sic] Bicycle Speed?" Part 1
"A Look at the World Hour-Record Bicycle" (Eddy Merckx, 1972)

The following articles from this issue were...
07-07-24, 12:02 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 8,098
Posted By Leisesturm

He is in fact that. Easily one of the best I've...

He is in fact that. Easily one of the best I've seen. I ask myself the same thing. Why indeed does everyone pile on his o.p.'s? Even worse, why do you all let him goad you into turning on each other?
07-06-24, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8,203
Views: 1,049,094
Posted By Classtime

Lots and lots of polishing compound? —— BUT MAKE...

Lots and lots of polishing compound? —— BUT MAKE SURE IT IS DRY DRY DRY by waiting at least 4 weeks. Then lug lining will make it look finished. Worth a try. If you followed the diections on the can,...
07-05-24, 08:21 PM
Replies: 22,117
Views: 3,339,877
Posted By ascherer

I built up my Homer and have been frustrated by...

I built up my Homer and have been frustrated by the fact that it's been raining or I've been working since my 10-mile shakedown a week ago. I really wanted to get it out on the road, so when I saw...
07-04-24, 12:53 PM
Replies: 22,117
Views: 3,339,877
Posted By thinktubes

I always try to ride on the 4th. Got out around...

I always try to ride on the 4th. Got out around 8am and rode 61 miles up to the town line of Libertyville. Temps in the mid-80s, humidity somewhere between St. Louis and New Orleans. Almost ZERO...
07-04-24, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8,203
Views: 1,049,094
Posted By Sactown_Albert

Don’t freak out, it will come together

I recently rattle can painted a frame and finished it with 2k clear coat. I was really worried because of the orange peel look after the first coat of clear but after you wet sand it, buff it with a...
07-04-24, 10:03 AM
Replies: 27,448
Views: 3,341,496
Posted By Samac

Got in ten miles before the rain hit. Might get...

Got in ten miles before the rain hit. Might get out again this afternoon if the rain clears up and the roads dry out.

Cheers,

Scott
07-04-24, 09:07 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 8,098
Posted By genejockey

See, now, if you'd titled the thread "How Fun Is...

See, now, if you'd titled the thread "How Fun Is This?" everyone would have loved you.
07-04-24, 08:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 813
Posted By smd4

Not if used in a properly sized frame.

Not if used in a properly sized frame.
07-04-24, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8,203
Views: 1,049,094
Posted By BTinNYC

I'm sure you can wet sand and re-clear or go with...

I'm sure you can wet sand and re-clear or go with a few coats of wax. The mess will be a lot less annoying by the time humidity drops.
07-01-24, 11:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,310
Posted By FBinNY

All you need is a 6mm stack of 3/8" washers....

All you need is a 6mm stack of 3/8" washers. These go on the axle under the lever end of the skewer, simulating the dropout and allowing the cam to function.

Install so the skewer nut is on the...
07-01-24, 02:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,023
Posted By dedhed

Derek Bieri is hilarious. Check out his Vice Grip...

Derek Bieri is hilarious. Check out his Vice Grip Garage channel.

​​​​​​https://www.youtube.com/@ViceGripGarage/videos
06-30-24, 06:02 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,363
Posted By StanSeven

I did lots of cleanup on this thread. It’s a...

I did lots of cleanup on this thread. It’s a good one so let’s not ruin it with more insults. Thanks.
06-30-24, 05:45 PM
Replies: 27,448
Views: 3,341,496
Posted By missinglink

Rode 14 miles this morning. I made an effort to...

Rode 14 miles this morning.
I made an effort to get an earlier start today.

Saw 2 other cyclist riding together. Probably doing a loop out of the city near me. (Waxahachie)
Forum: Commuting
06-30-24, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1,752
Views: 363,810
Posted By RubeRad

One of my favorite local trails goes right by...

One of my favorite local trails goes right by "duck pond...
06-28-24, 12:38 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 12,285
Posted By Eric F

For BMX you’d want high IBU. Lots of hops.

For BMX you’d want high IBU. Lots of hops.
06-25-24, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By StanSeven

This thread has nowhere to go but down. Thread...

This thread has nowhere to go but down. Thread closed.
06-23-24, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By SpeedofLite

Cotter Pin Removal -- Piranha Method

Yes, a very good chance. :)
...
06-22-24, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8,203
Views: 1,049,094
Posted By noglider

On Saturdays I do so-called community...

On Saturdays I do so-called community habilitation work with a 21-year-old autistic man. He has quirky mannerisms and is developmentally delayed. My job is to teach him life skills. Today, we worked...
06-22-24, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By zandoval

In my practice I try to hold back on Diuretic use...

In my practice I try to hold back on Diuretic use in people who work/exercise outside. Here in South Texas even in the winter working out side can bring on dehydration. And we know that once...
06-16-24, 06:52 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,548
Posted By Steve B.

They put bar tape up to the stem for a reason

They put bar tape up to the stem for a reason
06-16-24, 03:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,240
Posted By juvela

----- thank you would be great if we...

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thank you

would be great if we could get mods to agree to create a sticky for products readers have found helpful for cleaning, polishing, de-rusting, etc.

have read scores of posts...
06-16-24, 02:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 927
Posted By cb400bill

Time to close this thread before Infractions are...

Time to close this thread before Infractions are needed.
06-16-24, 12:50 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,548
Posted By Shady Rascal

The only shame is sitting on the couch and not...

The only shame is sitting on the couch and not riding. As long at they're turning the pedals, that's all that matters.
06-16-24, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By Ditto1958

My Early Trek

I posted a thread the other day about my first road bike, a Raleigh Grand Prix from about 1973. It was a fun bike for a high school kid, but sadly wasn’t made very strong.

A couple of years later...
06-15-24, 11:30 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,918
Posted By howeric

You’re a good guy for signing up for this. ...

You’re a good guy for signing up for this. Neglected bikes hit me in the gut like bad grammar.
06-09-24, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By SpeedofLite

45 Years Ago: June 1979 in Bicycling magazine

Articles/columns included in this post are:
With the Editor: Around the Country in 180 Days
"Gearing for Loaded Touring" (Berto)
"Trends in Bicycle Technology"
Technical Q&A

Otherwise, let me...
06-08-24, 09:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By ascherer

Shogun rebuild is done (I think)

I've posted a few times about this build and now that it's done (are they ever really done??) here's a summary and some glamour shots.
My Shogun 500 wasn't getting ridden. The build it came with...
06-04-24, 02:24 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,698
Posted By billytwosheds

Nah don't sweat it. Some people can't help but...

Nah don't sweat it. Some people can't help but get all existential and overly negative without lending anything to the thread.

This is the thread of the week IMHO, and will probably be useful to...
05-30-24, 10:47 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,965
Posted By FBinNY

Sometimes as I read threads here on A&S, I wonder...

Sometimes as I read threads here on A&S, I wonder if some of us are suffering from a variant of Middle Child Syndrome.

Too willing to blame the motorist in collisions with bicycles, and denying...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-24, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3,152
Views: 565,223
Posted By Polaris OBark

Fake Santa Cruz mountain bike at Long Marine Lab,...

Fake Santa Cruz mountain bike at Long Marine Lab, Santa Cruz.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/2024_05_22_18_53_41_b322a20c55ea2dc825d7d5f427a8f604bc8578e7.jpeg
05-19-24, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 915
Posted By SpeedofLite

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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...
05-17-24, 02:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 769
Posted By iab

1951 Maino

For my 8 regular readers, in case you missed it, I finished the bike. All started here - https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1264506-i-bought-dropouts-seconda-parte.html

Well, 99%...
05-14-24, 01:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,206
Posted By Duragrouch

Not that I'm endorsing ATF as bike lube, but it's...

Not that I'm endorsing ATF as bike lube, but it's both hydraulic fluid and lube. I had a GM car with a manual transmission and it used Dexron ATF as lube, possibly for line standardization, as...
05-12-24, 07:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 762
Posted By SpeedofLite

50 Years Ago: May 1974 in Bicycling! magazine

Articles/columns included are:
LETTERS
QUESTION MAN
"A Look at the World's Paced Speed Record Bicycle"
"New! From the New York Cycle Show"

The following articles from this issue were posted...
05-07-24, 10:24 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,613
Posted By indyfabz

First, there was the Angle Grinder Army, whose...

First, there was the Angle Grinder Army, whose members are lurking behind every lamppost just waiting to steal your bike. Now, we have the Strava lurkers who are just waiting for you to take a ride...
05-06-24, 06:30 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,613
Posted By PeteHski

It’s only an issue if you choose to make it an...

It’s only an issue if you choose to make it an issue. Using the word “corrupted” is a bit harsh since a lot of it is actually quite beneficial. Having lived my adult life both pre and post internet...
05-05-24, 02:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,308
Posted By bboy314

You would cut a lock after a day to steal Walmart...

You would cut a lock after a day to steal Walmart bikes to sell for money? :foo:
05-04-24, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8,203
Views: 1,049,094
Posted By bikamper

After finding out that A, I can kick start the...

After finding out that A, I can kick start the Ural, and B, I can ride and shift it without my ankle swearing at me, I started to reassemble the Mercier 100 I got a week or so ago....
05-03-24, 12:43 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,613
Posted By Lambkin55

I escaped from the Illinois Department of...

I escaped from the Illinois Department of Corrections in 2004.
By riding bike, left in a prearranged hiding place, I was able to get out of the county before they even started looking for me.
It...
05-02-24, 03:59 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,613
Posted By indyfabz

So much for spring being here.

So much for spring being here.
04-25-24, 09:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,518
Posted By BillyD

Does anybody ever tire of arguing and just drop a...

Does anybody ever tire of arguing and just drop a discussion that's not going anywhere? Oh wait, my bad, how can one build a reputation if you let your opponent think he won?

Sad.

Closed.
04-21-24, 11:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,419
Posted By SpeedofLite

And as a bonus... ...

And as a bonus...

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...
04-20-24, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8,203
Views: 1,049,094
Posted By BTinNYC

Totally agree on press-fit BBs. I did not enjoy...

Totally agree on press-fit BBs. I did not enjoy the price delta, but the BB Infinite replacement has been trouble free and silent, unlike the Shimano(s).
04-19-24, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8,203
Views: 1,049,094
Posted By PromptCritical

Excellent garage!

Excellent garage!
04-18-24, 06:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,806
Posted By thinktubes

Thanks for sharing! The Atlantic allows 2 free...

Thanks for sharing! The Atlantic allows 2 free articles per month.
...
04-18-24, 03:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,806
Posted By Aardwolf

Damn fine article. Some decent photos too. ...

Damn fine article.
Some decent photos too.


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04-17-24, 09:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,806
Posted By merziac

As well as scared and psycho, failure was not an...

As well as scared and psycho, failure was not an option. :twitchy:
04-17-24, 06:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,806
Posted By oneclick

pic assist: ...

pic assist:


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04-15-24, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By Sierra_rider

Probably added miles, washing machines do cycle. ...

Probably added miles, washing machines do cycle.

In all seriousness, the Garmin 530 was a massive improvement over the 520, in regards to water resistance. My 520 used to read very low on...
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