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05-22-22, 11:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 277
Posted By SurferRosa

Buy the tools and do it yourself.

Buy the tools and do it yourself.
05-22-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,147
Posted By SurferRosa

:roflmao2:

:roflmao2:
05-22-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,366
Posted By SurferRosa

This is one of my favorite threads. ...

This is one of my favorite threads.

:roflmao2:
05-21-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 68,926
Views: 11,126,471
Posted By SurferRosa

You a Italian, no? :lol:

You a Italian, no? :lol:
05-21-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By SurferRosa

I have a bike stand like this and love it. ...

I have a bike stand like this and love it.

https://www.somafabshop.com/shop/product/44619-kogu-masamune-stand-mino-3224?page=4&category=2790
05-21-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By SurferRosa

I believe these are just like the Gyes saddles. ...

I believe these are just like the Gyes saddles. And they're super hard. Very difficult to "break in." But some of us like them that way. Like a new Brooks that stays brand new.
05-21-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Posted By SurferRosa

Who has time to lock her bike when she could be...

Who has time to lock her bike when she could be dancing instead???
05-21-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 958
Posted By SurferRosa

Excellent thread title.

Excellent thread title.
Forum: Foo
05-21-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 181
Posted By SurferRosa

BMG. That's how I initially built my cd...

BMG. That's how I initially built my cd collection. I would sign up under an alias, get a dozen cd's for the price of one, meet their obligation, cancel, and do it all over again ... and again ......
05-20-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 68,926
Views: 11,126,471
Posted By SurferRosa

If you're near Berkeley, this looks worth...

If you're near Berkeley, this looks worth checking...

https://images.craigslist.org/00l0l_fel2pK0gIgKz_0KI0vm_1200x900.jpg

https://images.craigslist.org/01212_3HYeeRar25Zz_0KI0vm_1200x900.jpg
...
Forum: Foo
05-20-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 227
Posted By SurferRosa

Put me down for Sunday. ...

Put me down for Sunday.

https://youtu.be/kHf9yuUAEU4
05-20-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,147
Posted By SurferRosa

But let's test sewups alongside glazed donuts. I...

But let's test sewups alongside glazed donuts. I know the donuts are a lot smaller, but, scientifically, that shouldn't play a factor. I think we'll find the sugar make them faster ... by a lot.
...
05-20-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 68,926
Views: 11,126,471
Posted By SurferRosa

"All original"? :wtf: How 'bout the fork? ...

"All original"? :wtf: How 'bout the fork?

Check for down tube damage. Looks weird.
05-19-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By SurferRosa

[Turns to his cat] "Stop singing!"

[Turns to his cat] "Stop singing!"
05-18-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 437
Posted By SurferRosa

A real Triomphe.

A real Triomphe.
05-17-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 678
Posted By SurferRosa

That's what Tommy Lee said! :D

That's what Tommy Lee said! :D
05-17-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 285
Posted By SurferRosa

First, when you mention someone, if you actually...

First, when you mention someone, if you actually want them to get a notification, you need to write out their entire name. Don't pick it from the pop-up list. It doesn't work due to a bug.

Now, to...
05-17-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By SurferRosa

Don't go. You wouldn't like it. Everyone there is...

Don't go. You wouldn't like it. Everyone there is way too knowledgeable, civil and pleasant.
Replies: 23
Views: 557
Posted By SurferRosa

That may be, but that is a huge turnoff to a...

That may be, but that is a huge turnoff to a buyer to see a solid rear axle on a bike like this. Just like the rack, seat cover, etc. Too "franken" for many vintage enthusiasts that might otherwise...
05-17-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,164
Posted By SurferRosa

Unless you're a tout* in one particular camp, why...

Unless you're a tout* in one particular camp, why would anyone even try to do that?

* Instead of "salesman," a little shout-out to Charles Bukowski.
Forum: Foo
05-17-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 307
Posted By SurferRosa

My garden grows year round on all sides of the...

My garden grows year round on all sides of the house.
05-17-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 960
Posted By SurferRosa

For some (maybe most), absolutely! For me,...

For some (maybe most), absolutely!

For me, no.

And you might not want to let a seller tell you what frame size you need. They may be more interested in just selling a bike than what's in your...
05-17-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,366
Posted By SurferRosa

And how do you keep your foot on the pedal if you...

And how do you keep your foot on the pedal if you hit an unforeseen bump? Riding is far more dangerous without foot retention.
05-16-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By SurferRosa

Come on. Stick with Campy. There are plenty out...

Come on. Stick with Campy. There are plenty out there from many different groups that will likely work. Check the ISO sticky thread in the c&v subforum.
05-16-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By SurferRosa

The crank puller is the standard one. If the rear...

The crank puller is the standard one. If the rear hub is Japanese and for a freewheel, its threading is standard as well.
05-16-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 285
Posted By SurferRosa

They're very fragile. I place a ball bearing in...

They're very fragile. I place a ball bearing in the empty space to keep it in place a little better than what the worn teeth can accomplish on my two Victory rear mechs.
05-16-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 678
Posted By SurferRosa

For me, a lot would depend on what the calipers...

For me, a lot would depend on what the calipers look like. If the pads are at the top of the caliper arms, and they look kind of ugly like that, I would probably convert back to 700c. If the pads...
05-16-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 285
Posted By SurferRosa

With my Victory/Triomphe setup, I use 52/42t...

With my Victory/Triomphe setup, I use 52/42t chainrings and a 13-28t 7 speed cogset, which gets me below 40 gear inches. Personally, I would change out the rear cluster first before replacing the...
05-16-22, 05:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,366
Posted By SurferRosa

Maybe for department store bikes. The nicest...

Maybe for department store bikes. The nicest department store bikes were put together with a little more thought.
05-16-22, 04:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,366
Posted By SurferRosa

And here I thought it would make the bar...

And here I thought it would make the bar dangerously slippery.

The full length cable housing using duct tape for stops is another interesting and unique "efficiency trick."
Forum: Foo
05-15-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 500
Posted By SurferRosa

Damn. :lol: I kept all my CDs after I...

Damn.

:lol:

I kept all my CDs after I ripped everything and made backups. But I wish I had sold them all. I have a few on the bookshelf just for the album art: Come on Pilgrim, On the Beach,...
05-15-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By SurferRosa

Add Gran Sport.

Add Gran Sport.
05-15-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,366
Posted By SurferRosa

I like the no bar tape trick. That's gotta save...

I like the no bar tape trick. That's gotta save several grams off a 30+ pound bike.
05-15-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,366
Posted By SurferRosa

I don't know about him, but it is to me. :lol:...

I don't know about him, but it is to me.
:lol: :thumb:
05-15-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By SurferRosa

Wish I could find insurance for $5k in bike value...

Wish I could find insurance for $5k in bike value for $50/yr.
Forum: Foo
05-15-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 49,893
Posted By SurferRosa

Polvo https://youtu.be/8s9eLKJ-Trc .

Polvo
https://youtu.be/8s9eLKJ-Trc
.
05-14-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 860
Posted By SurferRosa

​​​​​​My reply started with "hopefully not the...

​​​​​​My reply started with "hopefully not the same sorta stuff." And I would hope that Brooks leather isn't nearly as thick as their microfiber. This Is my hope for all humanity.



I'm reminded...
05-14-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 860
Posted By SurferRosa

Fizik microfiber looks like leather, feels better...

Fizik microfiber looks like leather, feels better than leather, and ages far, far better than leather. Several posts on page one are about this.
05-13-22, 11:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 271
Posted By SurferRosa

I don't know. I had a pkn10 from 1980, and I had...

I don't know. I had a pkn10 from 1980, and I had no problem with threading. I think the only thing that was French on it was the steerer threads and fork crown, but I could even be mistaken about...
05-13-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 271
Posted By SurferRosa

And it's not even close.

And it's not even close.
05-13-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 860
Posted By SurferRosa

Hopefully not the same sorta stuff, but the only...

Hopefully not the same sorta stuff, but the only time I used the Brooks microfiber is the very last time. It's so thick to the point of being incredibly difficult to wrap and made the cockpit look...
05-13-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 569
Posted By SurferRosa

Give me odds, and you're on!!

Give me odds, and you're on!!
05-12-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 860
Posted By SurferRosa

If Fizik still offers the glossy version, it's...

If Fizik still offers the glossy version, it's even easier to keep clean.
05-12-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
Posted By SurferRosa

The solution is to identify the problem through...

The solution is to identify the problem through trial. If you have a different set of pedals, you should try them first. If the problem persists, you (usually) know it's not the pedals, and you can...
05-12-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 569
Posted By SurferRosa

If you have an old Peugeot or Gitane with Lyotard...

If you have an old Peugeot or Gitane with Lyotard pedals, it could be stamped "D" and "G."

So, to answer your question ...


​​​​​​​
Yes.
05-12-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 754
Posted By SurferRosa

Actually, the song remains the same. It's an old...

Actually, the song remains the same. It's an old game in the c&v subforum. Thank you.
05-12-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 837
Posted By SurferRosa

Your perspective is from the camera that produced...

Your perspective is from the camera that produced this video, not from the eyes of the rider in question.

​​​​​​I ride like that all the time.
05-11-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 604
Posted By SurferRosa

I clicked all the choices hoping to get one right.

I clicked all the choices hoping to get one right.
05-11-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,404
Posted By SurferRosa

You're right, it's not just newbs.

You're right, it's not just newbs.
05-11-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,404
Posted By SurferRosa

And appropriate. Just read the stories on...

And appropriate.

Just read the stories on Bikeforums.
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