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11-27-22, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I think you'll find that a lot of bike...

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...I think you'll find that a lot of bike co-ops with limited cash reserves and somewhat unique leases on their space rental have gone away during the pandemic.
I don't have access to the...
11-27-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 109
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I was part of a response on a hay truck...

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...I was part of a response on a hay truck fire once. This was when they were still hauling hay over the Sierra, loaded on big tandem trailer rigs. One air brake locks up and overheats, hay...
11-27-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By 3alarmer

...look for something with a longer wheelbase,...

...look for something with a longer wheelbase, and longer chainstays. Something like a touring frame from the early 80's, or some of the early 70's stuff out of France. Sometimes they are labeled...
11-26-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 624
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...in future years, you will be able to...

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...in future years, you will be able to accurately predict when it is going to rain. So that's a positive. :)
11-25-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 535
Posted By 3alarmer

...there is a relatively simple repair for this,...

...there is a relatively simple repair for this, but I think he'll have trouble finding someone to do it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZQuZ4i2Bxc
11-25-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 897
Posted By 3alarmer

...:innocent:​​​​​​​

...:innocent:​​​​​​​
11-25-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 535
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...for really stuck pedals, I heat the area...

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...for really stuck pedals, I heat the area around the pedal shaft where it goes into the crank arm with a MAPP gas plumber's brazing torch, but you can melt aluminum with one of those, if you...
11-25-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 849
Posted By 3alarmer

...I'm very surprised that someone who lists his...

...I'm very surprised that someone who lists his location as "high tax nanny state" would start a thread in A+S that wandered into politics. :)
11-25-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,254
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I never use the brakes on my bike. They...

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...I never use the brakes on my bike. They only slow me down.
11-25-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 535
Posted By 3alarmer

...yes, this is what you want to do. Some of...

...yes, this is what you want to do. Some of those fixed cups in old French frames are stuck in there pretty solidly. If the bearing surfaces are still smooth inside, (look inside with a light,...
11-25-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,566
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...Microshift (and many other brands, like...

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...Microshift (and many other brands, like Shimano) indexing shifters usually have an alternative setting, where you can dial out the indexing stops. The ratcheting shifters, like Suntour and the...
11-25-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 849
Posted By 3alarmer

...if you hope to produce some sort of change,...

...if you hope to produce some sort of change, that's a bad strategy. You need tat least some of those city council guys on your side. Strategically, you need to probe for differences in bicycle...
11-24-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,147
Posted By 3alarmer

...when they get that rough on the surface, from...

...when they get that rough on the surface, from aging and cracking, I usually just sand them down a little, to get a smoother surface, then wax the surface and let the wax sink in a couple of times....
11-24-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 849
Posted By 3alarmer

...sure, whatever you think. Good luck in your...

...sure, whatever you think. Good luck in your pursuit of justice.
11-24-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,566
Posted By 3alarmer

...this would, If I needed it to. But the...

...this would, If I needed it to. But the original crank is too pretty to replace, and I don't need another wide ratio bike.
...
11-24-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 849
Posted By 3alarmer

...one of the more egregious aspects of the old...

...one of the more egregious aspects of the old "Bicycle Safety Month" enforcements here in Sacramento, was that some cops decided the easiest way to meet citation quotas, was to ticket homeless guys...
11-24-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 849
Posted By 3alarmer

...all police jurisdictions keep detailed records...

...all police jurisdictions keep detailed records of citations and arrests. If you plan to attempt this approach, you should be looking at ways you suspect this enforcement is singling out cyclists...
11-24-22, 01:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 849
Posted By 3alarmer

...most certainly this varies by locality, but...

...most certainly this varies by locality, but generally traffic violation fines do not go directly to city general funds, to be used for whatever. You can Google this yourself with some phrase like...
11-24-22, 12:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 849
Posted By 3alarmer

...quietly, and with multiple e-mails to city...

...quietly, and with multiple e-mails to city council people in office at the time. Also a couple of carefully worded FOIA requests over to the cop shop. There was never any official acknowledgement...
11-24-22, 12:37 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,566
Posted By 3alarmer

...why do you suggest that my interesting old...

...why do you suggest that my interesting old derailleurs perform less than ideally ? That's a needlessly hurtful thing to say. New Record rear mech with indexed cable housing and Simplex...
11-23-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,352
Posted By 3alarmer

...sure, you say that now rather flippantly. But...

...sure, you say that now rather flippantly. But wait until you're strapped to the table, in the mother ship, and they bring out the anal probe. Not so funny then. :twitchy:
11-23-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 849
Posted By 3alarmer

...do you have a link for this information ? It...

...do you have a link for this information ? It sounds a lot like some of the public pension "boosting" conspiracy theories I've heard repeated about California public safety pension employees. ...
11-23-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,566
Posted By 3alarmer

...I have experienced the failure of at least one...

...I have experienced the failure of at least one or three of them. What really frightens me, though, is your suggestion that indexing is the answer here.
If I had to convert everything I own to...
11-23-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,566
Posted By 3alarmer

...I bought two sets of the downtube version of...

...I bought two sets of the downtube version of these (https://velo-orange.com/products/dia-compe-ene-w-dt-shifters?_pos=2&_psq=dia-compe-ene&_ss=e&_v=1.0), when they got them back in stock. But I...
11-23-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,566
Posted By 3alarmer

...if you're not fearful riding a bicycle on the...

...if you're not fearful riding a bicycle on the roadways of America, you're not paying attention to the fatality statistics. :(
11-23-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By 3alarmer

https://keepdupontgreen.org/17th-st-bike-plan/ ...

https://keepdupontgreen.org/17th-st-bike-plan/

...speaking as someone who rode a bicycle all over D.C. in the 70's, both downtown and in the Maryland 'burbs, it's gratifying to discover I was...
11-23-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,147
Posted By 3alarmer

...:)

...:)
11-23-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,147
Posted By 3alarmer

...I'm not real good on the exact year, even...

...I'm not real good on the exact year, even though I bought it from the original owner. He bought it over at American Cyclery, in San Francisco, in the mid-1960s some time, but it's difficult to...
11-23-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,147
Posted By 3alarmer

I think they ran out of room for year numbers on the head badge...

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11-23-22, 12:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,147
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...a lot of the components on your bicycle...

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...a lot of the components on your bicycle have been updated/swapped out with more modern stuff. The crank, wheels, brakes are certainly newer than the frame. I too, think the rear derailllleur...
11-22-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,147
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...FWIW, there's a lot of information on...

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...FWIW, there's a lot of information on Frejus bikes scattered around on various sites on the internet.

Here is a link to the Classic Rendezvous Frejus serial number data base....
11-22-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,147
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...and I always replace chains as a matter of...

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...and I always replace chains as a matter of routine. I consider them one of the wear items, like tyres, cogs, and brake blocks
11-22-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,147
Posted By 3alarmer

Two free pictures, for your thread.

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...The chrome on this one got painted, somewhere along the way to me.

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11-22-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,147
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I have cleaned literally hundreds of rear...

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...I have cleaned literally hundreds of rear derailleurs in an ultrasonic. It works fine, but you'll need to re-lubricate the pivot points and take off the outer cage plate and the pulley wheels...
11-22-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 483
Posted By 3alarmer

...this is what a fork alignment gauge looks...

...this is what a fork alignment gauge looks like. You can see how it measures both centering, spacing, and alignment simultaneously. There are ways you can measure each of these things without the...
11-22-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 483
Posted By 3alarmer

...I wouldn't buy a fork on ebay, that you cannot...

...I wouldn't buy a fork on ebay, that you cannot return for a refund, unless I had a competent diagnosis of the problem.
Just pulling and replacing stuff at random is not the most effective way to...
11-22-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...bicycles have been noted as a form of...

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...bicycles have been noted as a form of "currency" in the less savory demographic of the homeless community for many years here. The odd thing about it, from the perspective of someone who looks...
11-22-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By 3alarmer

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11-22-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I can tell you from personal experience...

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...I can tell you from personal experience that there are a lot of problems yet to be solved with this design....
11-22-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 627
Posted By 3alarmer

...it looks like you pushed back the start of the...

...it looks like you pushed back the start of the next one to ten AM, so maybe then ? It takes me an hour of stretching nowadays, just to be able to hop on a bike without pulling a muscle or some...
11-22-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By 3alarmer

Disabilities organizations, individuals sue DC over new bike lane designs.

https://wtop.com/dc/2022/11/disabilities-organizations-individuals-sue-dc-over-new-bike-lane-designs/
11-22-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,717
Posted By 3alarmer

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11-22-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,717
Posted By 3alarmer

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11-21-22, 10:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 627
Posted By 3alarmer

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11-21-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,717
Posted By 3alarmer

...there must be one. Otherwise, what wouild be...

...there must be one. Otherwise, what wouild be the point of all this ? :)
11-21-22, 12:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 241
Posted By 3alarmer

...not sure I understand the purpose of your...

...not sure I understand the purpose of your question in the first post then ? Why do you need to pull and replace the bearings in your sealed unit, if you are going to replace it anyway ?
11-20-22, 11:39 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,717
Posted By 3alarmer

...the whole moderators betting long odds thing,...

...the whole moderators betting long odds thing, brings poor old Pete Rose to mind. :( I hope this doesn't keep anyone out of the Hall of Fame.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,680
Posted By 3alarmer

...as I remember it, he said that a few of the...

...as I remember it, he said that a few of the regulars in the training rides took him aside and explained they thought he was dangerous, as configured. Interestingly, the bike I bought from him was...
11-20-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,717
Posted By 3alarmer

...Sí se puede !!!

...Sí se puede !!!
11-20-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,717
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I had a Smith helment for a while. It was...

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...I had a Smith helment for a while. It was a pretty good helment, but I like the Specialized one I replaced it with better. They said it's carbon fiber reinforced and also lighter. Reinforced...
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