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03-22-24, 05:38 PM
Replies: 22,364
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Posted By ralphs

Truth in advertising? ...

Truth in advertising?
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03-06-24, 03:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,759
Posted By ralphs

Thanks for posting, I hadn't heard that song in...

Thanks for posting, I hadn't heard that song in years.
RIP your dad, Denny Laine, and Linda McCartney.
03-05-24, 09:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,759
Posted By ralphs

My cat did not like that video. He got startled...

My cat did not like that video. He got startled and began furtively looking around for the cat making the noise.
02-26-24, 04:01 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,582
Posted By ralphs

That so brings me back to my first 10-speed in...

That so brings me back to my first 10-speed in the 70s. It was stolen when my brother left it unlocked outside the local drug store in the late 70's. That looks brand-new.
02-20-24, 10:48 AM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,451,292
Posted By ralphs

Just listed in Exeter, NH....

Just listed in Exeter, NH....
01-30-24, 07:18 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,992
Posted By ralphs

Mafac "Racer" center pull brakes. Had them on my...

Mafac "Racer" center pull brakes. Had them on my Mercier in HS
12-13-23, 04:31 PM
Replies: 22,364
Views: 4,726,427
Posted By ralphs

We need a thread on how many ways to spell...

We need a thread on how many ways to spell Bianchi (like the Schwinn thread)?
12-11-23, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9,106
Views: 3,175,343
Posted By ralphs

Picked up this 1996 Univega Alpina 500 last week....

Picked up this 1996 Univega Alpina 500 last week. Another case of where the coating of dust protected the finish over the years. Bike actually looked more green prior to cleaning. Not ridden much...
11-17-23, 06:36 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 17,951
Posted By ralphs

If your neighbor ladies provide you with...

If your neighbor ladies provide you with bacon-scented candle scraps, does it increase the chances of animal encounters?
I've found this thread to be both entertaining and educational.
11-17-23, 05:43 AM
Replies: 22,364
Views: 4,726,427
Posted By ralphs

I think it was legit. the ad suggested using...

I think it was legit. the ad suggested using them for an art display.
There was a picture of a pile of bike reflectors, probably takeoffs from junk bikes.
11-16-23, 08:00 PM
Replies: 22,364
Views: 4,726,427
Posted By ralphs

There was someone selling a pile of used bike...

There was someone selling a pile of used bike reflectors in the Boston area a few months ago.
11-16-23, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9,106
Views: 3,175,343
Posted By ralphs

Here's my 1994 Hoo Koo E Koo. Found it in a...

Here's my 1994 Hoo Koo E Koo. Found it in a corner of a body shop. It had been in the corner for a long time, was covered with a combination of paint overspray and dust, but it cleaned up nicely. ...
11-02-23, 07:12 AM
Replies: 9,106
Views: 3,175,343
Posted By ralphs

I'm 5 for 5 in getting gummed up shifters to work...

I'm 5 for 5 in getting gummed up shifters to work like new. Didn't have to use as much WD-40 as mentioned in some videos. Spray some, let it sit, spray a little more, then start working the lever,...
10-23-23, 05:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,313
Posted By ralphs

Benign solvents such as Mineral Spriits, IPA, and...

Benign solvents such as Mineral Spriits, IPA, and Goo Gone are about as strong as I would use on painted surfaces.
However, I had a bike that had a lot of dried-on duct tape on the frame. Fully...
10-22-23, 04:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,313
Posted By ralphs

Those marks look like a combination of scratches,...

Those marks look like a combination of scratches, chipped paint, and something on top of the paint. I wouldn't expect miracles, but I've had great success cleaning up bike frames using Scratch X...
09-28-23, 07:02 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,692
Posted By ralphs

I used to work for an aerospace firm- building...

I used to work for an aerospace firm- building satellite subsystems. We used a variety of specialty epoxy adhesives for bonding components together. We could control adhesive thickness to +/- 0.002...
09-25-23, 05:21 PM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,451,292
Posted By ralphs

Posted in Nashua, NH ...

Posted in Nashua, NH
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/853626029763153/?ref=browse_tab&referral_code=marketplace_top_picks&referral_story_type=top_picks...
09-22-23, 05:41 AM
Replies: 22,364
Views: 4,726,427
Posted By ralphs

A Big Wheel if Fred Flintstone made it... ...

A Big Wheel if Fred Flintstone made it...
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1443x677/tri_fd9ac1505a8759c0323b9b2f35b37cf1898dd81c.jpg
08-26-23, 12:59 PM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,451,292
Posted By ralphs

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/13516318...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1351631882129983/?ref=browse_tab&referral_code=marketplace_top_picks&referral_story_type=top_picks...
08-26-23, 11:44 AM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,451,292
Posted By ralphs

Un-loved early 90s lugged Trek 930 in MA for...

Un-loved early 90s lugged Trek 930 in MA for $50:...
08-24-23, 09:08 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 163,308
Posted By ralphs

Picked this up for free several weeks ago- I...

Picked this up for free several weeks ago- I think it's a 1996 (color is a blueish green (maybe dark teal?) satin finish).
Looks like it's all original, like new except for a few paint scratches...
08-18-23, 06:46 AM
Replies: 22,364
Views: 4,726,427
Posted By ralphs

Those are like the pedal blocks my dad put on my...

Those are like the pedal blocks my dad put on my Schwinn Speedster when I was a kid...except he didn't use cable ties and he stapled an old inner tube to the wood for more traction....
07-02-23, 09:00 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,191
Posted By ralphs

One thing to note: My 2015 and 2019 CRV (and I...

One thing to note: My 2015 and 2019 CRV (and I suspect other vehicles) automatically turn on the rear wiper when the car is put in reverse if the front wipers are on.
07-01-23, 04:44 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,582
Posted By ralphs

That looks exactly like my Varsity that was...

That looks exactly like my Varsity that was stolen in the early 80s. I would be on that in a heartbeat, just to keep looking at it.
06-29-23, 10:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,129
Posted By ralphs

Not sure if this helps, but here's my 21" Coda...

Not sure if this helps, but here's my 21" Coda Sport for reference.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1175x853/coda1_0afdb58194e0758d63e708bf7bd80c16e82c6503.jpg...
06-26-23, 02:41 PM
Replies: 22,364
Views: 4,726,427
Posted By ralphs

Interesting picture. Bike needs a different...

Interesting picture.
Bike needs a different front wheel.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1694x687/parts_a2821896b601dc0d43ae6b281212bc4e301cd301.jpg
06-18-23, 02:56 PM
Replies: 22,364
Views: 4,726,427
Posted By ralphs

I can see one problem... ...

I can see one problem...
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05-25-23, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9,106
Views: 3,175,343
Posted By ralphs

Picked up this '96 Mt Tam earlier this week. ...

Picked up this '96 Mt Tam earlier this week. Decided this is going to be a keeper, and started down the rabbit hole of polishing the frame (and fixing the shocks)....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-23, 11:11 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,104
Posted By ralphs

At least it doesn't look like this......

At least it doesn't look like this... https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1531x460/tape_cea42394d34a4630060405ebfb1f972c28e2d18b.jpg
05-12-23, 05:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 35,746
Posted By ralphs

When I had mine replaced about a month ago, it...

When I had mine replaced about a month ago, it was no charge for labor. I would double-check with REI and/ or contact Shimano.
I checked on how much the parts (crankset/ chainwheels, front...
04-26-23, 06:31 PM
Replies: 22,364
Views: 4,726,427
Posted By ralphs

The market for used bikes in the Holly Pond,...

The market for used bikes in the Holly Pond, Alabama area must be pretty hot right now, but I think the seat post might be stuck, so he's asking too much.
Quite the patina on that bike.
04-08-23, 07:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 963
Posted By ralphs

I would suggest that you don't use "plain ol'...

I would suggest that you don't use "plain ol' sand" for sandblasting, it's not a good choice.
Here's something to read concerning the health risks:
...
04-03-23, 07:24 AM
Replies: 22,364
Views: 4,726,427
Posted By ralphs

I found the same bike for sale in the Boston...

I found the same bike for sale in the Boston area. Must have been a popular Hary Fisher model...
03-23-23, 07:26 PM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,451,292
Posted By ralphs

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/12117108...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/121171087575050/?ref=browse_tab&referral_code=marketplace_top_picks&referral_story_type=top_picks...
03-09-23, 08:17 AM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,451,292
Posted By ralphs

That's exactly like my bike. bought new in '91. ...

That's exactly like my bike. bought new in '91. Except mine still has both trigger shifters. Still all original.
The neon yellow/ green bar really compliments the color in the stickers.
02-25-23, 07:43 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,335
Posted By ralphs

Well, these folks have spherical washers (maybe...

Well, these folks have spherical washers (maybe not really ideal for the curved surface) that go down to M6.
I've worked with this company for over 30 years. They have everything metric, and they...
02-25-23, 07:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,032
Posted By ralphs

I agree. However, it might be helpful to advise...

I agree. However, it might be helpful to advise readers that you are resurrecting an old thread. That might prompt readers to read the old posts to minimize asking the same questions or providing...
02-17-23, 03:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,213
Posted By ralphs

I picked up a copy last week and went through...

I picked up a copy last week and went through half of it in one sitting. It is a great read, just need more spare time to finish it.
Thanks for the tip.
02-11-23, 01:54 PM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,451,292
Posted By ralphs

Acton MA:Just...

Acton MA:Just...
Forum: Northeast
02-05-23, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11,232
Views: 1,491,326
Posted By ralphs

EVlove - Your pictures hit home for me- I grew up...

EVlove - Your pictures hit home for me- I grew up around the corner from Great Brook State Park (way before it was a state park), we used to drive our cars on what are now trails. We skated all...
01-14-23, 02:44 PM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,451,292
Posted By ralphs

Like the other Claus ...

Like the other Claus
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01-14-23, 07:45 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,363
Posted By ralphs

I have found the Gatorade sport bottles at...

I have found the Gatorade sport bottles at several different Dollar Tree stores. Of course, they're $1.25 now.
01-10-23, 04:55 PM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,451,292
Posted By ralphs

Near Boston, MA: ...

Near Boston, MA:
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2290208774485045/?hoisted=false&ref=browse_tab&referral_code=marketplace_top_picks&referral_story_type=top_picks...
Forum: Northeast
01-05-23, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11,232
Views: 1,491,326
Posted By ralphs

" I continued on Robin Hill Rd to Kate's Corner...

" I continued on Robin Hill Rd to Kate's Corner (almost 22 years in this town and I still have no clue who Kate was), "
I grew up in Chelmsford (1967-1990-ish). I remember it as Phil's Market. ...
01-02-23, 08:35 AM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,451,292
Posted By ralphs

Yes, interesting tire fix. Bike looks to have a...

Yes, interesting tire fix. Bike looks to have a lot of rust. Never saw a rack mount around the seat tube like that before. ...
12-23-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,451,292
Posted By ralphs

Stoughton MA: ...

Stoughton MA:
https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bop/d/stoughton-bike-shop-tool-complete-setup/7571450114.html...
12-12-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 17,989
Posted By ralphs

The RD looks like a beta-test proof-of-concept...

The RD looks like a beta-test proof-of-concept project. It might be functionally beautiful, but really needs to be revised to make it worth what they're asking.

The front lever looks like it was...
Forum: Northeast
11-13-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11,232
Views: 1,491,326
Posted By ralphs

I remember when the depot building was open, but...

I remember when the depot building was open, but never went in. Now it reminds me of the movie "The Station Agent", which I should post in the good movies thread. I don't think the train is ever on a...
11-08-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,918
Posted By ralphs

A quarter of the people on FBM or CL can't figure...

A quarter of the people on FBM or CL can't figure out frame size (even if the sticker is still on the bike) or measure standover height.
I've had responses "frame size is 26" - no that's the tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 3,126
Views: 550,146
Posted By ralphs

At Fresh River jetty, overlooking Vineyard Sound...

At Fresh River jetty, overlooking Vineyard Sound in Falmouth, MA,
Martha's Vineyard in the distance.
Incredibly mild (mid 60s) early November day.
My go-to 2001 Trek 7200 I picked up a few...
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