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10-01-22, 05:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 478
Posted By old's'cool

Try a longer stem.

Try a longer stem.
09-16-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 1,855
Views: 398,353
Posted By old's'cool

Shine on you crazy diamond

Shine on you crazy diamond
09-16-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,387
Posted By old's'cool

https://www.britannica.com/science/conservation-la...

https://www.britannica.com/science/conservation-law
;)
09-15-22, 05:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,387
Posted By old's'cool

We are witnessing the action of a property of the...

We are witnessing the action of a property of the Universe known as "the conservation of braze-ons".
09-05-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 498
Posted By old's'cool

It wouldn't surprise me if fretting combined with...

It wouldn't surprise me if fretting combined with galvanic activity would result in formation of iron oxide at the contact point.
08-25-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1,855
Views: 398,353
Posted By old's'cool

Looks like a scene from a Mafia movie

Looks like a scene from a Mafia movie
08-21-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 605
Posted By old's'cool

Internally brazed, rather. Haute Limite...

Internally brazed, rather.
Haute Limite Elastique means high tensile strength, or something to that effect.
Lots to like about the bike.
08-15-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 925
Posted By old's'cool

It seems logical that over time the natural wear...

It seems logical that over time the natural wear of the brake pads will cause the rear to wear more than the front (due to twisting of the caliper and/or its mounting, under the force of braking),...
08-14-22, 06:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 925
Posted By old's'cool

The idea is to prevent the brake from self...

The idea is to prevent the brake from self energizing, which is what happens if the rear of the pad has equal or greater contact pressure than the front (roughly speaking). If the brake is self...
08-13-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 509
Posted By old's'cool

This kind of thing is a syndrome I call "Chimps...

This kind of thing is a syndrome I call "Chimps with Tools"
07-27-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,260
Posted By old's'cool

The only way a bike frame is getting softer over...

The only way a bike frame is getting softer over time is if it has one or more cracks developing. :twitchy:
07-17-22, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By old's'cool

Hey Randy, I'll plug for the website you created...

Hey Randy, I'll plug for the website you created "My Ten Speeds", that could be a big help to this novice, but do you have the link?
06-08-22, 08:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 985
Posted By old's'cool

I respect everything you post, dddd. but a...

I respect everything you post, dddd. but a multitude of success stories does not counteract one tale of woe, when it comes to reliability and reputation (for a given mission).
It boils down to, is...
06-08-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 748
Posted By old's'cool

Lighten up, man

Lighten up, man
06-07-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 985
Posted By old's'cool

My experience was I ripped a sidewall. That was...

My experience was I ripped a sidewall. That was the last time I commuted on Paselas.
05-31-22, 05:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,133
Posted By old's'cool

Discernible vehicles, from left to right, 63...

Discernible vehicles, from left to right, 63 Dodge, 65 Ford, Checker Marathon (no model year differentiation), 65 Dodge Coronet.
05-29-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,133
Posted By old's'cool

:lol: I see only '65 and earlier model cars in...

:lol:
I see only '65 and earlier model cars in the photo, looking fairly fresh. Along with the guy's attire, that looks like mid-60s to me.
05-22-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,125
Posted By old's'cool

I use a rear facing sport camera when commuting...

I use a rear facing sport camera when commuting (on my C&V commuting bikes), to make a movie of the car that kills me.
05-13-22, 04:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 753
Posted By old's'cool

Could the jumping you notice be due to Biopace...

Could the jumping you notice be due to Biopace chainrings?
05-12-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 11,402
Posted By old's'cool

In fact, a 1966 Chevy comes in relatively svelte...

In fact, a 1966 Chevy comes in relatively svelte at well under 4000lb well-optioned, compared to the mid-size SUVs and minivans that are popular today. 226" is about the length of a stretched Buick,...
05-12-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By old's'cool

Very thoughtfully designed and appointed. I...

Very thoughtfully designed and appointed. I agree with the reviewers about the half-step gearing. The chainstays could be a little longer, for better weight distribution and heel clearance with...
05-08-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 911
Posted By old's'cool

There should be upper and lower limit screws on...

There should be upper and lower limit screws on the front derailleur. Take a close look at the mechanism and you'll see how it works. Then adjust the upper (H) screw to let the derailleur travel...
05-05-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1,855
Views: 398,353
Posted By old's'cool

A little before my time... Beach Boys?

A little before my time... Beach Boys?
05-05-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 11,402
Posted By old's'cool

The problems start when the prize money and...

The problems start when the prize money and commercialization in general grows too big and takes over. Then a sport transforms from a hobby and a passion into an orgy of greed, not to mention...
05-03-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 1,855
Views: 398,353
Posted By old's'cool

No accounting for taste.

No accounting for taste.
05-03-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1,855
Views: 398,353
Posted By old's'cool

Yeah, like the 'Stones... Fred and Barney :love:

Yeah, like the 'Stones... Fred and Barney :love:
05-01-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 543
Posted By old's'cool

I learned from experience not to consider the...

I learned from experience not to consider the Pasela by any means a rugged tire. I certainly don't commute with them, and limit their usage in my fleet to pleasure bikes with 27" rims.
I wouldn't...
05-01-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 769
Posted By old's'cool

The actual reason a thinner (butted) spoke is...

The actual reason a thinner (butted) spoke is mechanically superior is the amplitude of stress fluctuation in the spoke, not to mention the in the rim and hub at the spoke interface (as the wheel...
04-28-22, 05:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 911
Posted By old's'cool

Unglide cassettes that I've seen are screwed...

Unglide cassettes that I've seen are screwed together, easy to disassemble and re-configure. I don't know what the lowest tooth count sprocket is for Uniglide, but Hyperglide sprockets are easy to...
04-27-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 911
Posted By old's'cool

Spinning out on flat regularly with 52x13,,,...

Spinning out on flat regularly with 52x13,,, Dayumm!, you have my respect Sir!
But whether cassette or freewheel, you can totally custom configure the sprockets, if you want to optimize the ratios...
04-24-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,002
Posted By old's'cool

I skimmed this thread and didn't see it...

I skimmed this thread and didn't see it mentioned, so here you go:
My Ten Speeds (https://cycle.haus/mytenspeeds/)
I think it is almost exactly what you're looking for. It was sold a while ago by...
04-23-22, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1,855
Views: 398,353
Posted By old's'cool

Gotta love the 60s!

Gotta love the 60s!
04-22-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1,855
Views: 398,353
Posted By old's'cool

Although Catwoman was always sexy, I was a little...

Although Catwoman was always sexy, I was a little repelled by her evil side. Give me Batgirl!
04-18-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 803
Posted By old's'cool

Maybe a super epoxy or light cured acrylic...

Maybe a super epoxy or light cured acrylic adhesive and the vacuum dent puller combined with a slide hammer might get you somewhere, but I doubt it.
Best bet would be a tiny exhaust valve from a...
04-13-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By old's'cool

Be careful trying to buy one though... you might...

Be careful trying to buy one though... you might get an offer you can't refuse!
04-05-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By old's'cool

Expensive repair :innocent:

Expensive repair :innocent:
04-02-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By old's'cool

Well, all my bikes have half-step gearing, but...

Well, all my bikes have half-step gearing, but the majority of my shifts are full step. The half-step normally only comes into play when I get into the upper cruising range (above ~90"). Other than...
03-20-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By old's'cool

I'm in easy riding distance, so in principle, I'm...

I'm in easy riding distance, so in principle, I'm in, unless something comes up.
03-15-22, 08:06 PM
03-14-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,037
Posted By old's'cool

When I'm working for myself, I pay myself with...

When I'm working for myself, I pay myself with beer.
03-05-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,037
Posted By old's'cool

I didn't read the whole thread, so I apologize if...

I didn't read the whole thread, so I apologize if it's been mentioned already; I do recommend reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance for anyone seeking higher gratification for working on...
03-01-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1,855
Views: 398,353
Posted By old's'cool

No visible means of support... not!

No visible means of support... not!
02-25-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1,855
Views: 398,353
Posted By old's'cool

Don't worry, virtue is its own punishment.

Don't worry, virtue is its own punishment.
02-19-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By old's'cool

Thanks again for your kind hospitality and great...

Thanks again for your kind hospitality and great organizing/hosting efforts... Looking forward to the next event!
02-15-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1,855
Views: 398,353
Posted By old's'cool

They really knew how to make 'em, back then.

They really knew how to make 'em, back then.
02-15-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,446
Posted By old's'cool

Likewise, my condolences. You were an attentive...

Likewise, my condolences. You were an attentive and gracious host. Thank you so much for your hospitality, and for bringing all of us together, perchance to meet again.
02-13-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,692
Posted By old's'cool

Good thing you didn't get a vasectomy or...

Good thing you didn't get a vasectomy or something more drastic :eek:
02-12-22, 09:39 PM
Replies: 1,855
Views: 398,353
Posted By old's'cool

Ah, a classic American frame ;)

Ah, a classic American frame ;)
02-07-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1,855
Views: 398,353
Posted By old's'cool

A classic European frame.

A classic European frame.
12-26-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,147
Posted By old's'cool

Here's a Red Green bicycle ...

Here's a Red Green bicycle

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