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11-27-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 392
Posted By Chuck M

I'm trying to remember the first bikes I recall...

I'm trying to remember the first bikes I recall being called hybrids. I seem to remember them being a mountain bike style frame, and flat bars with tires and drivetrain of a road bike. But I...
11-27-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By Chuck M

There are worse things to spend money on than a...

There are worse things to spend money on than a "free" project bike.
11-27-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 606
Posted By Chuck M

As is often noted, you can upload without 10...

As is often noted, you can upload without 10 posts, just not attach them to a post. There are many helpful members here that will post a picture uploaded to your album if you have a question that is...
11-27-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,737
Posted By Chuck M

I assume you would be selling fixtures, tooling,...

I assume you would be selling fixtures, tooling, stock on hand, drawings, CNC programs, and the website/name. As you have done the product development this could potentially be worth a bit more than...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 432
Posted By Chuck M

So it may be worse than I thought? Instead of a...

So it may be worse than I thought? Instead of a Schrader vs. Presta debate there is a third in the mix? And Dunlop doesn't count.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 432
Posted By Chuck M

Eliminate the valve stem and it eliminates people...

Eliminate the valve stem and it eliminates people arguing where the label or the inflation marking should be.
11-25-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 26,465
Views: 2,864,607
Posted By Chuck M

Beautiful weather in northeast Oklahoma for this...

Beautiful weather in northeast Oklahoma for this late in November. And I took advantage of it to pedal off some of yesterday’s calories on my Takara. A bike boom bike from an Oklahoma City company...
11-25-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 444
Posted By Chuck M

Hard to tell for certain, but the picture looks...

Hard to tell for certain, but the picture looks like a minimal amount of shortening of the housing would prevent the housing from rubbing on the fork crown.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,563
Posted By Chuck M

There are people that judge people that use...

There are people that judge people that use Camelbaks?
11-18-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 609
Posted By Chuck M

I still value the Playboy magazine I found when I...

I still value the Playboy magazine I found when I was a teenager above anything else I've found. And I'm so full of bourbon and craft beer at the moment I don't know if that is because that is the...
11-18-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 563
Posted By Chuck M

I'd remove a plastic spoke protector. However...

I'd remove a plastic spoke protector. However I'd keep a chrome pie plate all day long.
11-18-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,717
Posted By Chuck M

My estimation would have been 12 and it still...

My estimation would have been 12 and it still would have been wrong.
11-18-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 626
Posted By Chuck M

I got a N.O.S. replacement from someone here on...

I got a N.O.S. replacement from someone here on BF for $25. I just need to find time to do the rest of the bike so it is worth putting it on.
11-18-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 626
Posted By Chuck M

From a 1970 Gazelle Tour de l'Avenir that I need...

From a 1970 Gazelle Tour de l'Avenir that I need to work on. I don't know why this crap didn't catch on....
11-18-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,253
Posted By Chuck M

Thank you Rolla for taking the time to point out...

Thank you Rolla for taking the time to point out the OP's main problem. Addressing the issues he pointed out will be a big step in solving the issues without feeding arguments. The root cause of...
11-18-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,426
Posted By Chuck M

A couple of years ago, our accountant was...

A couple of years ago, our accountant was discussing a plan for me to retire around 57. Then one morning when heading out to play golf he dropped dead. In less than two weeks, I will be 58 and still...
11-18-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,796
Posted By Chuck M

Yes. It is a directional tire and I would almost...

Yes. It is a directional tire and I would almost definitely probably very likely for sure remove it for that. But I just wasn't in the mood to deflate a tire I just mounted to position the label...
11-17-22, 09:58 PM
Replies: 21,360
Views: 4,078,190
Posted By Chuck M

I don't care how you tilt that saddle, something...

I don't care how you tilt that saddle, something will go numb and maybe not wake up.

Seller is asking two Benjamins even though he feels it is worth $900.
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11-17-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,796
Posted By Chuck M

I fixed a flat tonight on the bike I hope to ride...

I fixed a flat tonight on the bike I hope to ride tomorrow and after airing it up, I noticed that the label isn't aligned with the valve stem. I'm only slightly peeved though. A bourbon neat should...
11-15-22, 09:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 343
Posted By Chuck M

FWIW, digital does not necessarily translate to...

FWIW, digital does not necessarily translate to accuracy IMHO. While that 95.6 may be easier to read, is it actually 95.6 or is it 93.2 or 97.9? Unless the gauge you are using has a calibration...
11-14-22, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 343
Posted By Chuck M

I'm taking it you want to use the floor pump and...

I'm taking it you want to use the floor pump and then check the inflation with the digital gauge. IMHO, that is probably not worth the trouble and I don't think for the majority of us that a few psi...
11-14-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 786
Posted By Chuck M

Unique and interesting enough of a bike that I...

Unique and interesting enough of a bike that I doubt anybody in C&V is going to care.
11-11-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 584
Posted By Chuck M

For thicker shims, vacuum cleaner belts cut to...

For thicker shims, vacuum cleaner belts cut to length are good.
11-11-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 515
Posted By Chuck M

Thinking of biting on the HRM Dual but I'm also...

Thinking of biting on the HRM Dual but I'm also waiting to see what the cardiologist says in December if I should even keep exercising. But I also know whatever he says, I'll keep riding so...
11-11-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,179
Posted By Chuck M

I don't know what the future holds. But I've...

I don't know what the future holds. But I've been involved with a youth group for the last 8 or 9 years and met some 16 year olds that did not know how to ride a bike. And a half century ago, all I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2,207
Views: 528,375
Posted By Chuck M

Two of my black bikes built 37 years apart. ...

Two of my black bikes built 37 years apart.
...
11-11-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,452
Posted By Chuck M

As this is at two pages already, people didn't...

As this is at two pages already, people didn't pay attention.

I don't know that there is really anyone here or any online venue I can't tolerate. And I imagine online at times I've been...
11-10-22, 09:39 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,942
Posted By Chuck M

Here is the 950. This bike is too small for me...

Here is the 950. This bike is too small for me hence the seat post being at maximum height. But it was in such pristine condition I had to buy it. This bike will belong to my grandson some day. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,060
Posted By Chuck M

I feel if I were to increase my cadence I could...

I feel if I were to increase my cadence I could pick up some speed. This morning I rode basically the same route I did yesterday but at an 82 rpm cadence instead of 70 rpm. Speeds were improved....
11-10-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,942
Posted By Chuck M

Do you know what year that bike was? I'd assume...

Do you know what year that bike was? I'd assume older than mine due to the head badge, but the rear drop out screws and seat stay caps look like maybe newer.
11-10-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,942
Posted By Chuck M

Don't get me wrong, I love my Takaras. And both...

Don't get me wrong, I love my Takaras. And both of them I have more money in than I could likely ever sell them for but who sells bikes anyway? They are indeed well built bikes, bullet proof as all...
11-10-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,630
Posted By Chuck M

Many people feel I am one at work but in nearly...

Many people feel I am one at work but in nearly 38 years with the company, I have yet to parlay it into more vacation time.
11-09-22, 09:13 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,942
Posted By Chuck M

I have a bike boom Takara I would like to put...

I have a bike boom Takara I would like to put fenders on, but fenders seem to cost more than a Takara is worth.
11-05-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,545
Posted By Chuck M

Now the thing that is causing my heart stress is...

Now the thing that is causing my heart stress is the bills. My insurance company says that my Holter monitor test was not a medical necessity. I'm sure that I can get it straightened out, but it is...
11-04-22, 05:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,232
Posted By Chuck M

Far into the future if at all I would think. But...

Far into the future if at all I would think. But I'm old enough I remember being told as a kid that we would have flying cars by now so I'm using that as my yard stick. By the way, I'm old enough...
Forum: Introductions
11-03-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By Chuck M

Welcome. I'm a green country Okie myself.

Welcome. I'm a green country Okie myself.
11-03-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,321
Posted By Chuck M

I have a freezer full of Blue and Gold bacon and...

I have a freezer full of Blue and Gold bacon and sausage (it's an Oklahoma thing) and a recent diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmia. Now I know what to do with my pork investment.
11-03-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,796
Posted By Chuck M

I have a couple of bikes with a couple of...

I have a couple of bikes with a couple of deficiencies that should bother me more than they do that I guess I don't care how someone else sets up their bike. So if I have any peeves, they must not...
10-31-22, 05:50 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,382
Posted By Chuck M

You have a history of making these troll threads...

You have a history of making these troll threads which has opened you up to 90% of the derision you have received on this board. Rarely if at all have you posted a legitimate question. I believe I am...
10-30-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,382
Posted By Chuck M

I'm pretty sure if you leave them outside in the...

I'm pretty sure if you leave them outside in the driveway, dad will be mad as hell in the morning.
10-30-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,545
Posted By Chuck M

I had an enjoyable ride this morning for the...

I had an enjoyable ride this morning for the first time since I had COVID in August. My rides have not been hard since COVID like my runs have. They have just been unenjoyable so I was happy to...
10-28-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,771
Posted By Chuck M

For the sexy?

For the sexy?
10-25-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By Chuck M

Reapplying Labels

I have this label from the early 80s that voluntarily came off of one bike that I want to put on another bike I have where I can see the same label is missing from. I have used spray adhesive from...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2,886
Views: 471,005
Posted By Chuck M

For the last 10 years I've ran an 8k race that...

For the last 10 years I've ran an 8k race that benefits a local nonprofit youth group. For 8 of those years I was a mentor for the group. This year, I had the opportunity to ride leading the fun run...
10-21-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By Chuck M

Survivors. I love them. And the accessories...

Survivors. I love them. And the accessories make them even cooler.
10-20-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,545
Posted By Chuck M

Saw my GP to discuss the results of the Holter...

Saw my GP to discuss the results of the Holter monitor today. There were things that made my GP refer me to a cardiologist so that will be my next stop apparently and he wants me to take baby...
10-20-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By Chuck M

This is not too far from me so I have seen a bit...

This is not too far from me so I have seen a bit of this in the news. They were missing for several days and news reports were indication that authorities were not considering foul play. Around...
10-19-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 222
Posted By Chuck M

Forum posting is a damned if you do damned if you...

Forum posting is a damned if you do damned if you don't between a rock and a hard place that centers between "why did you start a new thread on this" and "why did you respond to this old thread".
10-19-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,300
Posted By Chuck M

Road riding out in the sticks, I carry a tube,...

Road riding out in the sticks, I carry a tube, patch kit, inflator, frame pump and tire levers. The neighborhood, in town or the MUP on a vintage bike, I don't give a crap. Worst that can happen is...
10-19-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,545
Posted By Chuck M

My problem on the bike isn't that I'm overly...

My problem on the bike isn't that I'm overly stressed or can't physically do it. I just can't seem to enjoy it. I used to enjoy 40 mile or so rides, but Sunday morning I just wasn't motivated to do...
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