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Forum: Introductions
07-08-21, 02:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By FBOATSB

Welcome to the forums. I worked for a few years...

Welcome to the forums. I worked for a few years on Rattlesnake Point in Port Tampa. Sort of remember the region down there.
(Back in the '90s)
Forum: Foo
07-03-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 938
Posted By FBOATSB

Serious question: I got a cracked windshield...

Serious question: I got a cracked windshield repaired probably ten years ago and it didn't cost a dime. Just a few hours at a shop. All covered by insurance with no deductible allowed. Is this a...
Forum: Foo
07-03-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 938
Posted By FBOATSB

A regular 737 went into the ocean a couple days...

A regular 737 went into the ocean a couple days ago.
Forum: Foo
07-03-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11,784
Views: 2,460,725
Posted By FBOATSB

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/720x405/106906307_1625250894841_signal_2021_07_02_141545_2_8541bdf53c4e2c07d35629ea1759836545cb4086.jpeg
Officer:
"Does it not block your view...
06-27-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 888
Posted By FBOATSB

Get the gel style. You have a slightly less...

Get the gel style. You have a slightly less chance of it blowing back in your face that way.
06-23-21, 02:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 513
Posted By FBOATSB

I have no idea how accurate this is, just...

I have no idea how accurate this is, just randomly pulled from the web. https://lecycleur.com/style/the-right-handlebar-tape-to-match-your-vintage-bicycle/
"Prior to 1975 there was hardly any...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,814
Posted By FBOATSB

I'm more concerned about the water itself and...

I'm more concerned about the water itself and what may be in it as opposed to plastic bottles made to todays standards. But only concerned enough to put a whole house filter on my incoming water...
06-20-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,258
Posted By FBOATSB

This is Costco.com, not Costco the warehouse...

This is Costco.com, not Costco the warehouse store. I'd be pretty surprised to walk in there to stock up on groceries and see anything other than low end bikes out on the floor.
06-19-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2,435
Views: 254,277
Posted By FBOATSB

​​​​​​ Tragically, I'm guessing tossed out a car...

​​​​​​ Tragically, I'm guessing tossed out a car window. Most of the cats that have made it to me over the years have been cast offs.
06-19-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2,435
Views: 254,277
Posted By FBOATSB

Weeping tears of joy for Polly now. Good on you!

Weeping tears of joy for Polly now.
Good on you!
06-18-21, 05:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,009
Posted By FBOATSB

Even on a Brooks saddle clamp the cross bolt is...

Even on a Brooks saddle clamp the cross bolt is made from some very soft and stretchy material, along with the clamp itself. I replace the bolt with a grade 8 from the hardware store. You can torque...
06-17-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,162
Posted By FBOATSB

Chewy, I'm signing up for Medicare part A only...

Chewy, I'm signing up for Medicare part A only tonight. I just turned 65 and still have a good full time job with two pensions and good health plan. Signing up for Medicare is required at 65 so the...
06-16-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,104
Posted By FBOATSB

Pretty easy to tip your bike over and bend/dent...

Pretty easy to tip your bike over and bend/dent something.
06-13-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 933
Posted By FBOATSB

Yes. I have several projects on hold mostly...

Yes. I have several projects on hold mostly because of spoke prices, not shortages. It's also hard to justify a bolt that costs more than the seatpost it's going on but I did buy that anyway.:(
06-12-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,137
Posted By FBOATSB

I hear you loud and clear sir. I'm going to go...

I hear you loud and clear sir. I'm going to go ahead and say there is absolutely nothing that is OK to inhale besides air. Dust, fibers, smoke, aromatic hydrocarbons, VOCs, pollen, you name it. Your...
Forum: Foo
06-12-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By FBOATSB

Ha ha squirrels are so well fed around here that...

Ha ha squirrels are so well fed around here that they get fattened up to the point they can't get across the streets fast enough. Thump thump.
Forum: Foo
06-12-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 866
Posted By FBOATSB

Yes, I am a chipmunk serial killer, there, I said...

Yes, I am a chipmunk serial killer, there, I said it. It's got to be in the hundreds by now. No bait needed in the trap, I know their habits running along the porch. And I've seen plenty of night...
Forum: Foo
06-06-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 863
Posted By FBOATSB

I'd love to have a well, to supplement municipal...

I'd love to have a well, to supplement municipal water, what with rising rates and all.
People have tried it around here and get their well shut down and capped by the authorities. Seems you can own...
Forum: Foo
06-06-21, 05:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By FBOATSB

Hippocrates liked Sambucus, but he's dead:mad:

Hippocrates liked Sambucus, but he's dead:mad:
Forum: Foo
06-05-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11,784
Views: 2,460,725
Posted By FBOATSB

You mean like muskrat love? The whole photo op...

You mean like muskrat love? The whole photo op only lasted about 10 minutes, so all the time I would need....
06-05-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,759
Posted By FBOATSB

WOW. So much weeping and gnashing of teeth all of...

WOW. So much weeping and gnashing of teeth all of a sudden:hug:.
I have only been here since 2014, so a relative noob I guess. And this is the only "social media" platform I can stomach. I can't...
06-05-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3,419
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 511,455
Posted By FBOATSB

It is my opinion that just carrying any...

It is my opinion that just carrying any cell/smart phone on your rides should be sufficient. Any first responder can access your "In Case of Emergency" (ICE) info if someone finds you sick or injured...
Forum: Foo
06-05-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11,784
Views: 2,460,725
Posted By FBOATSB

Must have been a quiet day on the marsh....

Must have been a quiet day on the marsh....
Forum: Foo
06-05-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By FBOATSB

Nice. The pomegranate that makes it out here to...

Nice. The pomegranate that makes it out here to corn and soybean country mostly comes from the Central Valley, CA. I gather from your post the commercial growers ("Big Pomegranate") don't have to...
Forum: Foo
06-05-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By FBOATSB

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/533x992/screenshot_20210605_102051_497be32434c5b7a52673abf69da4c910389d564d.png
Reading the description, this stuff is made domestically from CA...
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By FBOATSB

Randy, I don't use quill pedals (feet too huge)...

Randy, I don't use quill pedals (feet too huge) but if those were the Sylvan Touring model I'd be all over it.
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By FBOATSB

Sylvan road pedals currently $32.00 on amazon.

Sylvan road pedals currently $32.00 on amazon.
06-02-21, 05:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 838
Posted By FBOATSB

Here's mine which matches up with the...

Here's mine which matches up with the Matsush*ta/National format I think....
06-02-21, 02:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 838
Posted By FBOATSB

That's because it's an Asian format SN. For that...

That's because it's an Asian format SN. For that you get to go toT-Mar 's Asian SN sticky (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1042901-asian-serial-number-guide.html). I think it's funny the...
06-01-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 838
Posted By FBOATSB

Compare this made in Japan '81 Le Tour to your...

Compare this made in Japan '81 Le Tour to your frame. Look at the seat stay/seat tube lug. The reason they use a shim for the seat post is because there's a weld seam inside the seat tube. Yours...
06-01-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 838
Posted By FBOATSB

Date code on the head badge? ​​​​​​

Date code on the head badge?
​​​​​​
Forum: Foo
06-01-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9,618
Views: 1,235,140
Posted By FBOATSB

Big bad momma bear in a blue dress.

Big bad momma bear in a blue dress.
06-01-21, 02:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By FBOATSB

Pretty sure that requires paid membership, but I...

Pretty sure that requires paid membership, but I may be mis remembering.
https://www.bikeforums.net/forum-suggestions-user-assistance/870131-clarification-new-sig-rules-effect-since-1-15-2013-a.html
Forum: Foo
05-31-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By FBOATSB

We use salt lamps cuz they're a heck of a lot...

We use salt lamps cuz they're a heck of a lot safer and no brighter than a candle. Check these images and see if they're what you need. Cord, switch, & socket all in one. Google images...
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By FBOATSB

Lunacocoona , you could move that bike along...

Lunacocoona , you could move that bike along quickly right here in house. For a nominal premium membership you could sell it right here (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-sales/). You can...
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By FBOATSB

Here's a pic: ...

Here's a pic:
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1500/img_3871_9373b908b73fa9d2b0247a1b239f36c271ecb2f2_db83d088b5fa1725054bd616f06f39586c8a0a35.jpg
and many more good pics...
05-29-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By FBOATSB

Well there ya go. You did good!

Well there ya go. You did good!
05-29-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By FBOATSB

Same as what has been posted above, the extra...

Same as what has been posted above, the extra distance from the holes to the edge of the hub, the extra thickness and the countersinking of the flanges, much thicker than the Campy small flange hubs...
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By FBOATSB

Welcome. Have tried to post pics yet? Although...

Welcome.
Have tried to post pics yet? Although you can't post them yourself until you have 10 useful posts they will automatically go into your gallery where we can see them. I'm no expert but I...
05-29-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By FBOATSB

That looks to be an exceptionally well made hub...

That looks to be an exceptionally well made hub to me even though I have no clue what it is. I would lace with confidence.
Forum: Foo
05-29-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 963
Posted By FBOATSB

The fighter jets are doing their practice runs...

The fighter jets are doing their practice runs for tomorrow's race directly over my house right now. They'll make 5 or six passes to get the timing just right then head back to base til tomorrow. And...
05-29-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 588
Posted By FBOATSB

Black cotton wrapped from the top down sure looks...

Black cotton wrapped from the top down sure looks original for '80s anyway. Memory fails me regularly though. Newbaums is my go to for bar tape.
Edit to add link: https://www.newbaums.com/
I also...
05-29-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By FBOATSB

Cherry. Edit: There's a NOS pair on ebay.

Cherry.


Edit: There's a NOS pair on ebay.
05-29-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,076
Posted By FBOATSB

Better snag this wheel set while you can:hug:

Better snag this wheel set while you can:hug:
Forum: Foo
05-29-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 963
Posted By FBOATSB

Hondo I'm pouring concrete this weekend. I could...

Hondo I'm pouring concrete this weekend. I could reschedule this work for July, so much more heat and humidity, so you and your crew could get in on it:innocent:
Forum: Foo
05-29-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 963
Posted By FBOATSB

https://eiteljorg.org/

https://eiteljorg.org/
Forum: Foo
05-28-21, 02:31 AM
Replies: 9,618
Views: 1,235,140
Posted By FBOATSB

:roflmao2: Way to go Brood X!

:roflmao2: Way to go Brood X!
Forum: Foo
05-26-21, 05:07 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,357
Posted By FBOATSB

Nobody ever mentions Sha Na Na...

Nobody ever mentions Sha Na Na (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha_Na_Na) opening for Jimi.
The only reason I remember them is they came to Indy a couple times booked for the free concerts on the...
05-23-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 844
Posted By FBOATSB

Parents? Classes? I stole my big brothers second...

Parents? Classes? I stole my big brothers second hand Murray tank bike and set off down the street all wobbly. Had no clue how to stop so rode up into a lawn at the end of the block and crashed in...
05-23-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 472
Posted By FBOATSB

Schwinn OEM...

Schwinn OEM 5/8”https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1639x1920/img_20210523_184124077_3da45ae4efb6bfc57f862232b369a9c172c02bf7.jpg...
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