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02-12-24, 09:48 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 5,240
Posted By smd4

And? A game that can end with zero goals....

And?

A game that can end with zero goals. Boring by definition.
02-09-24, 08:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,775
Posted By RB1-luvr

oof, that post was a little difficult to read. ...

oof, that post was a little difficult to read. Like everyone else here, I'm rooting for you and hope you recover fully.
02-08-24, 01:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,775
Posted By indyfabz

I’m still missing virtually everything during a...

I’m still missing virtually everything during a span of well over 2 days resulting from the sepsis that infected my heart and made me pass out for what is believed to be a period of over 12 hours...
02-05-24, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By andrewclaus

The issue of chainline hasn't been mentioned yet....

The issue of chainline hasn't been mentioned yet. When you replace a crank or BB, or both, you need to reproduce the existing distance from the centerline of the bike to the crank cogs. See Sheldon...
02-01-24, 04:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,314
Posted By gearbasher

Maybe, most people are right-handed? It's easier...

Maybe, most people are right-handed? It's easier to handle the rear QR with your right hand if it's on the right. And, easier to handle the front QR with your right hand if it's on the left, since...
01-26-24, 06:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,012
Posted By Trakhak

Good suggestion, at a price that makes it easy to...

Good suggestion, at a price that makes it easy to use them only for spoke cutting.

That said: am I really the only guy on Bike Forums who is happy to unscrew spoke nipples and save the spokes and...
01-13-24, 01:08 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,430
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

I've helped flat tires, broken chains, failed...

I've helped flat tires, broken chains, failed brakes, and backward helmets.

I start with " hey, ya alright? "

If the person is nervous, I keep my hands in view and a comfortable distance.
...
01-05-24, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,098
Posted By JohnDThompson

I wish people would leave the prices visible...

I wish people would leave the prices visible after selling things. That gives an idea of how much to ask when selling your own stuff. Just use the "strikeout" font option and/or prominently mark the...
12-23-23, 05:16 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 7,228
Posted By smd4

It’s one of those dopey cyclist terms like...

It’s one of those dopey cyclist terms like “brifter” which should be stricken from the lexicon.
12-10-23, 09:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,319
Posted By Piff

I'll take the tire pressure gauge, cute little...

I'll take the tire pressure gauge, cute little thing. PM sent.
12-08-23, 12:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,344
Posted By non-fixie

Not so low-end this time (Eddy Merckx content)

It's not the first time I've found a bike I wasn't looking for. And it's the second time it's happened with an Eddy Merckx.

The first time it was a very cheap Kessels Merckx...
12-07-23, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By sd5782

Sounds like a common problem around here. I did...

Sounds like a common problem around here. I did sell two, so if I buy one I am still looking good. Winter up north is build time for us and working on wheels. Mid 50s tomorrow so perhaps a longer...
11-25-23, 09:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,835
Posted By JohnDThompson

Wheels and tires are probably where you'll find...

Wheels and tires are probably where you'll find the best bang for the buck. I'd switch to 700C wheels with aluminum rims as this will give you a much broader selection of tire to choose from. The...
11-07-23, 12:51 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 76,477
Posted By AdventureManCO

Yep…that stx rd might just be the most valuable...

Yep…that stx rd might just be the most valuable part!
11-05-23, 04:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,701
Posted By smd4

I too own my grail bike. But when I got it, I...

I too own my grail bike. But when I got it, I didn’t know it was my grail. I previously owned a 1986 Paramount, but sold it after college. I had never seen a nicer bike. After I got married I got...
10-26-23, 07:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 860
Posted By rustystrings61

That is a shockingly clean example of an '88...

That is a shockingly clean example of an '88 Sirrus! I wish I had the room to have kept mine - it was a truly exceptional bike with great handling. The younger gentleman I sold it to was delighted...
10-22-23, 08:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,133
Posted By Jeff Wills

These are the golden days.

I have my own reasons for enjoying my vintage bicycles. Maynard Hershon has been there and is very good at expressing where we’ve been. (Copied from Facebook.)

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Story of the...
10-19-23, 10:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 918
Posted By 3alarmer

...it's acetone. Depending on exposure to the...

...it's acetone. Depending on exposure to the air, it evaporates out pretty rapidly. The main reason it's in there is to thin out the ATF, so it wicks into the thread spaces better (or in your case,...
10-08-23, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 299
Posted By The Thin Man

Vintage Chain Extravaganza

Up for grabs are a number of vintage chains, both full length and short bits to help you extend your current chains that need a few extra links.

Suntour/HKK Ultra Spaced 6-Speed Ultra-6
Up for...
09-22-23, 02:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,812
Posted By Polaris OBark

This will make a criminal out of every little old...

This will make a criminal out of every little old lady riding a Sur Ron to cash her social security check.
09-22-23, 10:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,508
Posted By rsbob

I would think a better alternative would be a...

I would think a better alternative would be a scull In that way, you are using arms, legs and core very similar to a rowing machine but not boring.
09-14-23, 12:41 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,380
Posted By nomadmax

Bikes have been ugly since they stopped building...

Bikes have been ugly since they stopped building frames out of Columbus SLX tubing.
09-12-23, 10:50 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,068
Posted By Velo Mule

I am no longer using toe clips on most of my...

I am no longer using toe clips on most of my bikes. They are vintage bikes. But I still will ride in tight circles (space permitting) rather than stopping at an intersection waiting for traffic to...
09-09-23, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By maddog34

Schwinn failed to progress. They used that same...

Schwinn failed to progress. They used that same heavy Huret "Schwinn Approved" derailleur for too long, and then failed after trying to catch up with the rest of the world.
09-04-23, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The clamp is generally reversed from the image's....

The clamp is generally reversed from the image's. When using a traditional single rail post and only clamping on one of the two side rails of these saddles can result in that rail breaking. Back in...
09-03-23, 02:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 901
Posted By TiHabanero

That's a tough one, buddy. Live and learn. Go...

That's a tough one, buddy. Live and learn. Go with tubes! lol
08-22-23, 04:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,322
Posted By zandoval

Yep... It's called artificial intelligence...

Yep... It's called artificial intelligence...
08-21-23, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3,207
Views: 404,209
Posted By cannible

I have been racing tubulars since the late...

I have been racing tubulars since the late eighties. There are few of us left that still use them. A note is I ride all the current tire versions of set ups out there but race tubies. The one thing I...
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By zukahn1

I would l say if yo don't have the stufff on hand...

I would l say if yo don't have the stufff on hand to build it up set it aside for a bit to see if you can come up with the parts to build it up.. Then strip it and take the frame to the bike swap...
08-13-23, 05:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,456
Posted By majmt

Early Italian Masi GC

I just received this likely 1st generation Italian GC that I’d like to learn more about it. It has a generous patina and is a near-twin to a pristine early Carlsbad GC that I picked up few years ago....
08-09-23, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By rm -rf

My one year old 2014 carbon Bianchi developed a...

My one year old 2014 carbon Bianchi developed a small crack in the end of the compression slot below the seatpost clamp. I think it's just in the paint. I took some photos to track any progression of...
08-07-23, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By SpedFast

FWIW-the part number usually comes from the...

FWIW-the part number usually comes from the bearing's dim.s. I find the best deals on bearings thru Ebay, believe it or not and haven't had any problems with them. But there are many bearing houses...
08-06-23, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 972
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

C Record 1st Gen groupset with wheels

SOLD!

With a bit of heavy heart, I’m going to put this group up for sale. This is the first generation edition. This group came on my 85 Merckx Pro as pictured except for I’ve since swapped out an...
08-03-23, 09:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 632
Posted By Bad Lag

My thinking - Maybe it has been modified and...

My thinking -

Maybe it has been modified and is not in "collector condition". Then again, what was done was done correctly.

The additional braze-ons improved the bike. The paint job is really...
08-02-23, 03:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,958
Posted By Steve B.

Doable, but not seeing any eyelets on the upper...

Doable, but not seeing any eyelets on the upper chainstays or mid fork for racks and panniers, there are eyelets for for fenders, unless you plan to go with a bikepacking bag system.
07-31-23, 06:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 907
Posted By indyfabz

I don't think the OP got the reference.

I don't think the OP got the reference.
07-25-23, 07:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,713
Posted By pdlamb

Those who say "Drive it" or "Meet halfway" should...

Those who say "Drive it" or "Meet halfway" should remembere the costs of driving. 4-8 hours of your time isn't negligible for most people, and if you apply privately owned vehicle mileage (what you...
Replies: 35
Views: 2,530
Posted By jethin

You wish. That price is missing a zero, maybe two.

You wish. That price is missing a zero, maybe two.
07-12-23, 03:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,411
Posted By StanSeven

Spartan, One chief reason we have a 10 post...

Spartan,

One chief reason we have a 10 post limit with five per day is to discourage spammers. Over the last few weeks the site has been hit with a barrage of spam. Fortunately the limit keeps...
06-24-23, 01:24 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,316
Posted By Andy_K

The chrome on the fork crown has a black spot,...

The chrome on the fork crown has a black spot, but I figure that'll give it some character, so I decided to mask that off too. My old Spin Doctor workstand is still red from the last bike I painted....
06-23-23, 11:07 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,990
Posted By tomato coupe

I've never heard anyone say they lost their disc...

I've never heard anyone say they lost their disc brakes due to overheating on a mountain descent, but I know a few people that have destroyed carbon rim-brake wheels on mountain descents due to...
06-18-23, 03:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,847
Posted By indyfabz

I came close. Bought a new bike in 1993. The...

I came close. Bought a new bike in 1993. The frame alone was $1,500 in today’s dollars. Entire thing was was about $4,000 in 2023 dollars including tax and labor for the build.

My 2001 Colnago...
06-07-23, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By FBinNY

So you are asking for an engineering analysis....

So you are asking for an engineering analysis. Unfortunately vastly more specific info would be needed.

However, here's some grist for your mill.

While a single larger bearing I'd generally...
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By Binge

Thanks for passing on this bike, because I bought...

Thanks for passing on this bike, because I bought it yesterday here in Atlanta! It does need some love, but the old steel LeMonds are great riding frames! This is my 2nd mid 90s LeMond (also have an...
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By alcjphil

I would say that the price is too high...

I would say that the price is too high considering that you would have to install and adjust a rear derailleur. Who knows what else needs attention? You won't be able to tell if the shifters work....
06-02-23, 07:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,804
Posted By thinktubes

Rode my first century on a LeMans. Set it up with...

Rode my first century on a LeMans. Set it up with a triple. Fun bike, a little too small.

Ended up putting the frame out in the alley when I moved. It disappeared in under 10 seconds.
...
05-22-23, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1,899
Views: 98,062
Posted By cudak888

"Put the Huffy back." *CRASH* "Uh, we have a...

"Put the Huffy back."
*CRASH*
"Uh, we have a bit of a problem."
"Don't tell me you put it in the rafters again. I told you, no roof can support a Huffy."
...
05-20-23, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

At the moment it looks like they only have a...

At the moment it looks like they only have a 6-speed DA threaded UG sprocket. :(
05-20-23, 06:36 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,860
Posted By jamesdak

For the most part the comments I get usually come...

For the most part the comments I get usually come from the mechs at my fav local LBS. The youngsters love my vintage bikes and a few have been inspired to get one of their own. And several of my...
05-14-23, 05:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,158
Posted By bikemig

I've always thought this one sums up a lot of the...

I've always thought this one sums up a lot of the C&V world:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/848712-repent-ye-unclean-hoarders-ye-shall-forgiven.html
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