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03-03-24, 12:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,415
Posted By grumpus

I didn't say I'd done it, just that it could...

I didn't say I'd done it, just that it could happen. TBH I don't recall using both spares in a single ride, other than giving them to less prepared clubmates. I have had a snakebite or two, probably...
03-02-24, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5,429
Views: 3,862,514
Posted By digthemlows

the blacksheepbikes Instagram page shows he's...

the blacksheepbikes Instagram page shows he's been building them for years, they're very well tested
03-02-24, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2,175
Views: 525,723
Posted By tjfastback66

'78 ...

'78

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03-02-24, 01:44 AM
Replies: 604
Views: 74,094
Posted By Small cog

The saved from the scrapheap at my local bikeshop...

The saved from the scrapheap at my local bikeshop Raleigh Lenton restomod which has been my daily transport this winter.
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03-01-24, 10:22 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 74,094
Posted By browngw

My circa 1965 Dilecta Le Blanc. Recent NOS...

My circa 1965 Dilecta Le Blanc. Recent NOS mudguards and some hand painting on the well-worn red frame....
03-01-24, 06:32 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 44,700
Posted By wschellen

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03-01-24, 05:53 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 44,700
Posted By VRJAKE

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03-01-24, 12:26 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 44,700
Posted By bikamper

1974-ish Raliegh Sports set up for touring. ...

1974-ish Raliegh Sports set up for touring.
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02-29-24, 10:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,021
Posted By panzerwagon

Some years back, tired of a multitude of lights...

Some years back, tired of a multitude of lights with various mounting/charging/battery requirements, I converted the entire household to cygolite hotshots and headlights. They’ve been completely and...
02-29-24, 05:29 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,031
Posted By cudak888

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02-28-24, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8,685
Views: 1,075,673
Posted By 52telecaster

I have the sladda trailer. A terrific unit. I've...

I have the sladda trailer. A terrific unit. I've towed so much in it over the years....
02-27-24, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7,480
Views: 882,512
Posted By sloar

Had to order a few things to get this finished....

Had to order a few things to get this finished. Shorter stem, cable stop for the front brake and a Brooks.So far so good!...
02-26-24, 11:17 AM
Replies: 604
Views: 74,094
Posted By FrejusFlyer

1981 Specialized Allez built by 3Rensho. Geared...

1981 Specialized Allez built by 3Rensho. Geared for climbing. :)
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02-26-24, 10:57 AM
Replies: 604
Views: 74,094
Posted By ollo_ollo

Old pic of my pink Titan ...

Old pic of my pink Titan
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02-26-24, 05:11 AM
Replies: 604
Views: 74,094
Posted By Aardwolf

Almost missed this thread. It's well known red...

Almost missed this thread.
It's well known red is the fastest colour, and I need all the help I can get.

1982 Holdsworth Avanti (531) in Holdsworth Red Pearl - the only colour it came in.
...
02-25-24, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2,175
Views: 525,723
Posted By ascherer

Since this thread sprung up and I just finished...

Since this thread sprung up and I just finished tweaking my son's SC, here it is, now sporting an Ultra 6, new chain, a Cyclone RD, and SKS shorty fenders from the Box o' Crap....
02-23-24, 06:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,091
Posted By Manny66

A few years back ,I was riding on the San Gabriel...

A few years back ,I was riding on the San Gabriel River bike trail near Lakewood , I caught up to a Dreadlocked older Black Cyclist and said Good Morning. We talked for awhile as we were both headed...
02-23-24, 12:21 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 74,094
Posted By Hproduguidon

Motobécane c5 1978 ...

Motobécane c5 1978
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02-23-24, 12:16 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 74,094
Posted By Rick_D

My Davidson, looking presentable. Color not quite...

My Davidson, looking presentable. Color not quite right--a bit of orange in the red not displaying here....
02-23-24, 11:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,228
Posted By merziac

I believe so but mainly as a lifelong...

I believe so but mainly as a lifelong mech/tech/hack including auto's professionally for 25+ years and drag racing mc's much of that time as well, my experience has led to doing it right every time...
02-22-24, 04:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,228
Posted By trainman999

A few tips for removing BB 1 loosen the fixed...

A few tips for removing BB 1 loosen the fixed cup first. 2 Clamp the removal tool to the cup. 3 set the bike on the ground with air in the tires, 4 stand in front of bike holding handelbars,...
02-22-24, 08:33 AM
Replies: 604
Views: 74,094
Posted By Sierra

Early seventies Gitane Super Corsa geared for an...

Early seventies Gitane Super Corsa geared for an old guy.

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02-22-24, 02:10 AM
Replies: 604
Views: 74,094
Posted By Hproduguidon

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02-21-24, 09:33 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 74,094
Posted By EddyR

My pink 1987 Super Sport ...

My pink 1987 Super Sport
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02-21-24, 07:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,778
Posted By riverdrifter

1996 Bianchi Volpe

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02-20-24, 09:16 PM
Replies: 727
Views: 46,505
Posted By ehcoplex

Mad Honk read my moaning about living in a bike...

Mad Honk read my moaning about living in a bike co-op 'desert' and took pity and sent me my very own B-O-C! I'll be rummaging through it tomorrow. Thanks, Dave- & the check for postage will be on...
02-19-24, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7,480
Views: 882,512
Posted By JaccoW

This new front wheel with Shimano dynamo hub: ...

This new front wheel with Shimano dynamo hub:

http://i.imgur.com/Ozk9Oxr.jpg (https://i.imgur.com/Ozk9Oxr.jpg)
http://i.imgur.com/yF4m0U9.jpg (https://i.imgur.com/yF4m0U9.jpg)...
Forum: Commuting
02-18-24, 02:55 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,533
Posted By Korina

If there's one thing the guys on BF like more...

If there's one thing the guys on BF like more than bickering, it's bike shopping for other people. Give them your county and your leg length, and they'll find something cool for you; the money you...
02-16-24, 04:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,813
Posted By cyccommute

Make sure your glue is completely dry. You can’t...

Make sure your glue is completely dry. You can’t wait too long. I’ve forgotten about patch jobs for more than 2 weeks. Still worked.

Make sure you remove the mold release compound completely...
02-15-24, 07:45 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,338
Posted By niliraga

And a propos of "international graveling", here's...

And a propos of "international graveling", here's what mine currently looks like, wearing 700x40 Marathon Supremes and the ever-dependable Tektros:
...
Forum: Commuting
02-13-24, 02:59 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,533
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

True, if the alternative is an inexpensive day...

True, if the alternative is an inexpensive day trip on a bicycle or foot. Bicycle and walking trips that would turn a day trip into one requiring overnight lodging throws the economics into a...
02-09-24, 07:23 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,338
Posted By jdawginsc

Some decent results on the fork. Lots of elbow...

Some decent results on the fork. Lots of elbow grease and Quick glo.

...
02-09-24, 06:13 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 37,294
Posted By JaccoW

And we finally have a working wheel again! I...

And we finally have a working wheel again!

I still need to check if it is entirely centered but so far it looks good. As usual I added the brass spoke washers and just for the fun of it I added...
02-05-24, 06:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 466
Posted By FBinNY

Are you saying that you actually changed what you...

Are you saying that you actually changed what you do based on something I said here on BF?

Shocking!!!!
02-04-24, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7,480
Views: 882,512
Posted By Mad Honk

My Gran Compe calipers need new pads. Kool Stop...

My Gran Compe calipers need new pads. Kool Stop does not have a replacement model, but the Modolo inserts are the right size for the pad holders. So off to the modification bench to see if I can make...
02-04-24, 03:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,087
Posted By FBinNY

Placebo effect. Any bike whose wheels...

Placebo effect.

Any bike whose wheels freespin a few revolutions off the ground, has negligible bearing drag in the scheme of things.

BITD we used to do downhill coasting races. We experimented...
02-01-24, 05:11 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 74,094
Posted By obrentharris

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Brent
01-30-24, 07:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 844
Posted By canklecat

I've done a lot of night rides, solo and groups,...

I've done a lot of night rides, solo and groups, and by far the best to-be-seen lights are spoke/wheel mounted LEDs. Nothing else comes close. When I've been in a car at night watching for cyclists...
01-29-24, 01:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,746
Posted By Mr.Toolbox

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Here's my bike that I use. I put on a set of mudguard last week that i got from...
01-28-24, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7,480
Views: 882,512
Posted By BTinNYC

UO-8 for The Princess got painted in the basement...

UO-8 for The Princess got painted in the basement then upstairs for a few weeks of curing while we're away, hiding from the nasty weather. 2K gloss white and primer....
01-16-24, 02:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 807
Posted By Portlandjim

Yes, I made the bottom bracket. The spindle is...

Yes, I made the bottom bracket. The spindle is made from 17-4 PH high strength stailess steel. The cups are in 303 stainless. I made the cotter pins and nuts out of 17-4 PH also. The lock ring is one...
01-15-24, 08:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 807
Posted By bulgie

Also known as the Ship of Theseus...

Also known as the Ship of Theseus (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ship_of_Theseus) paradox, first written down 2000 years ago but probably much older. If philosophers haven't answered the question...
01-15-24, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By victorm

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01-15-24, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7,480
Views: 882,512
Posted By victorm

65 Schwinn

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01-14-24, 05:39 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,128
Posted By steelbikeguy

The battery manufacturers are pretty clear and...

The battery manufacturers are pretty clear and consistent about how they want their lithium-ion batteries treated, and they publish their recommendations on their web sites. This is what Panasonic...
01-14-24, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7,480
Views: 882,512
Posted By WGB

FWIW, I have had great results using Costco ...

FWIW, I have had great results using Costco Kirkland brand laundry detergent in my ultrasonic cleaner. Surprisingly, it cuts grease really well and it's very cheap.
01-13-24, 11:22 PM
Replies: 7,480
Views: 882,512
Posted By MrGastrognome

Made the most of a rainy day and went down to a...

Made the most of a rainy day and went down to a heated shop to cold set the Nishiki Bel Air to 130, install the BB, run cables and give the mechs a "close enough" adjustment....
Forum: Northeast
01-13-24, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By Steve B.

Just off the west side of the trail are 13 stone...

Just off the west side of the trail are 13 stone obelisks that are the “test” stones used by the builders of Grand Central Station, made of granite, marble and limestone, placed to determine which...
01-13-24, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 435
Posted By Koyote

My Cygolite Streak 450 has been through plenty of...

My Cygolite Streak 450 has been through plenty of hard rain over five years of cycle commuting and another couple years of around-town riding. It's never faltered.
01-12-24, 05:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,380
Posted By Chuck M

I thought resistance is voltage divided by...

I thought resistance is voltage divided by current.
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