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05-27-22, 06:48 AM
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Posted By JohnDThompson

I'm not seeing any obvious downtube damage, but...

I'm not seeing any obvious downtube damage, but as you note, the pictures aren't very helpful. Even without frame damage, the asking price is, shall we say highly "optimistic." I'd say $50-100 is...
05-26-22, 07:48 AM
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Views: 3,925,293
Posted By JohnDThompson

Factory-installed patina, FTW!

Factory-installed patina, FTW!
05-26-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 645
Posted By JohnDThompson

"Star washer." Various non-exact replacements are...

"Star washer." Various non-exact replacements are available from e.g. hardware store or Tektro.

https://sachiyasteel.com/images/washers/external-star-washer-main.jpg
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05-26-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 221
Posted By JohnDThompson

What's the advantage of tubeless if the plugs...

What's the advantage of tubeless if the plugs aren't a permanent fix for punctures?
05-25-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,144
Posted By JohnDThompson

Well, replacing cables in some brifters and twist...

Well, replacing cables in some brifters and twist shifters can be much more of a chore than replacing the cable on a downtube shifter.
05-25-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3,031
Views: 333,124
Posted By JohnDThompson

Reminds me of the infamous "Ceiling Cat." ...

Reminds me of the infamous "Ceiling Cat."

https://elephant.art/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Resized-ceiling-cat-920x920.jpg
05-25-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 737
Posted By JohnDThompson

We can add Garrison Keillor and Al Franken to...

We can add Garrison Keillor and Al Franken to that list as well.
05-24-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3,031
Views: 333,124
Posted By JohnDThompson

Looks like "port" and "starboard" running...

Looks like "port" and "starboard" running lights.
05-24-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 553
Posted By JohnDThompson

In those cases, I've found setting the outer cage...

In those cases, I've found setting the outer cage plate parallel with the frame centerline to help shifting performance.
05-24-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 553
Posted By JohnDThompson

It may just be a camera artifact, but it appears...

It may just be a camera artifact, but it appears that the front derailleur could be tweaked (rotated slightly clockwise) to be more parallel with the centerline of the frame. I'd look into that...
05-23-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 737
Posted By JohnDThompson

A local professor has done some research on...

A local professor has done some research on pollinator insect abundance and diversity in leaving city lawns unmowed in early spring, to allow nectar to be more available to pollinator insects just...
05-23-22, 09:42 AM
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Views: 11,156,674
Posted By JohnDThompson

Reynolds 531 "Free Spirit" for $39: ...

Reynolds 531 "Free Spirit" for $39:

https://images.craigslist.org/00808_iwSh2CvEzJgz_0nd0eJ_1200x900.jpg

Free Spirit Vintage Bike, 27 inch wheels, Seems to be in Nice Shape - $39 (Appleton) ...
05-20-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,161
Posted By JohnDThompson

Not since I retired. I used to leave home by...

Not since I retired. I used to leave home by 4:30AM to get to work by 5:30AM.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 412
Posted By JohnDThompson

I agree. The large tongue on these pedals makes...

I agree. The large tongue on these pedals makes entry into the clips much easier than with other pedals.

N.B. The Lyotard mod. 23 "Berthet" pedals, on which the MKS Urban Platform was modelled,...
05-20-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By JohnDThompson

Safest would be to cut the bridges, respace the...

Safest would be to cut the bridges, respace the dropouts, and install new, longer bridges. Assuming a steel frame, of course. All bets are off if it's not steel.
05-20-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,619
Posted By JohnDThompson

Did you shim the pilot as well? I ask because I...

Did you shim the pilot as well? I ask because I picked up a VAR 25 x 1 steer tube die for my VAR die stock, but the pilot is 25.4mm
05-20-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 791
Posted By JohnDThompson

A hammer and punch will get he lockring off, if...

A hammer and punch will get he lockring off, if you're not concerned about damaging the ring. Otherwise, a hook spanner as suggested above, or even better, a lockring pliers is less likely to damage...
05-20-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,161
Posted By JohnDThompson

One, for the rear blinkie. Two, if you want to...

One, for the rear blinkie. Two, if you want to count the cell phone.
05-19-22, 06:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 298
Posted By JohnDThompson

You can file a little material off the end of the...

You can file a little material off the end of the spider arm to prevent this. Ofmega actually machined their 144mm BCD cranks to provide clearance for a 41T ring, which was otherwise subject to the...
05-19-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 376
Posted By JohnDThompson

130mm OLD should have plenty of room for more...

130mm OLD should have plenty of room for more sprockets. If the current wheel is using a 5-sprocket cluster, you'll likely need to shift an axle spacer from the non-drive side to the drive side and...
05-19-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By JohnDThompson

Get an inexpensive caliper from the hardware...

Get an inexpensive caliper from the hardware store and measure it.
05-18-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 778
Posted By JohnDThompson

Early production had double eyelets; the bean...

Early production had double eyelets; the bean counters dropped that in later production.
05-18-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 298
Posted By JohnDThompson

No. But if you like the SunTour "Powershifters,"...

No. But if you like the SunTour "Powershifters," there's no reason why you couldn't use them with Dura-Ace derailleurs.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 105
Posted By JohnDThompson

Yes, Victory uses 116mm BCD; 35T is the smallest...

Yes, Victory uses 116mm BCD; 35T is the smallest that will mount on that bolt circle.



The Victory rear derailleur came in either a short cage or a long cage version. The long cage version...
05-16-22, 07:05 AM
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Posted By JohnDThompson

I've done Lake Pepin several times; it's a good...

I've done Lake Pepin several times; it's a good time. The last time I went was before COVID. I hope to get back there some day.
05-16-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 690
Posted By JohnDThompson

Gloves can help. What kind of handlebar do you...

Gloves can help. What kind of handlebar do you use? One with multiple hand positions (i.e. a "drop" bar or a flat bar with extensions) allows you to change the pressure points on your hands while you...
05-15-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By JohnDThompson

Victory cones are the same as Triomphe and Gran...

Victory cones are the same as Triomphe and Gran Sport. Yes, the fronts use 3/16" balls and the rears use 1/4" balls. Be aware that Record front cones do not interchange, as they are ground for 7/32"...
05-15-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By JohnDThompson

They're pretty much interchangeable for 68mm...

They're pretty much interchangeable for 68mm bottom bracket shells. With a Stronglight or TA spindle in a 70mm wide shell and Campagnolo cups, the adjustable cup will likely bottom out with no...
05-15-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 315
Posted By JohnDThompson

The Hozan C-203 only works on a ring with an even...

The Hozan C-203 only works on a ring with an even number of notches. The smaller radius end of the C-205 will work, as will an adjustable hook spanner.
05-15-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By JohnDThompson

I measure about 47-67mm on my Zeus 2000 calipers.

I measure about 47-67mm on my Zeus 2000 calipers.
05-15-22, 06:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 407
Posted By JohnDThompson

You want the tape wide enough to fully cover the...

You want the tape wide enough to fully cover the spoke holes, but not so wide that it interferes with mounting the tires.
05-14-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By JohnDThompson

That's to ensure consistent chainring clearance...

That's to ensure consistent chainring clearance on the drive side. When you install the cartridge, you thread it in until the flange on the cartridge seats against the frame bottom bracket shell....
05-14-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,291
Posted By JohnDThompson

To be fair, the post you quoted above dates back...

To be fair, the post you quoted above dates back to July 2013.
05-14-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,762
Posted By JohnDThompson

No, actually, it's quick and easy. The remover...

No, actually, it's quick and easy. The remover tool just bends the legs of the staple up, and a little wiggle works it free. With sutures, you have to clip the suture and pull it out, and make sure...
05-13-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 388
Posted By JohnDThompson

If the cups are still serviceable, you may be...

If the cups are still serviceable, you may be able to use a standard square taper spindle. That's how I got a crank for my daughter's Raleigh 3-speed frame.
05-13-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,186
Posted By JohnDThompson

I used to run Michelin 700C x 18mm slicks and...

I used to run Michelin 700C x 18mm slicks and never had a problem. I haven't seen any new production that narrow in years, though, at least not clinchers. Pretty sure tubular track tires are still...
05-13-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By JohnDThompson

You're thinking of Greg Softley (aka...

You're thinking of Greg Softley (aka "cyclomondo").

There's also Gus Salmon, based in Florida: https://www.facebook.com/gsalmondecals/
05-12-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 723
Posted By JohnDThompson

I run 165mm cranks on my fixed gear bikes. They...

I run 165mm cranks on my fixed gear bikes. They provide a little more clearance when cornering and allow a faster cadence on downhills without blowing out my knees. My wife has joint issues, and uses...
05-11-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By JohnDThompson

Yes. The differences were cosmetic.

Yes. The differences were cosmetic.
05-09-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By JohnDThompson

That's a typical sign of a bottom bracket shell...

That's a typical sign of a bottom bracket shell that needs facing. The faces of the bottom bracket shell must be perpendicular to the axis of the bottom bracket spindle. It's not hard to fix, but the...
05-09-22, 05:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 304
Posted By JohnDThompson

Probably not. You'll likely need a longer chain...

Probably not. You'll likely need a longer chain and possibly a longer cage rear derailleur.
05-08-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14,684
Views: 3,522,346
Posted By JohnDThompson

Duopar "Eco." Steel instead of titanium, but...

Duopar "Eco." Steel instead of titanium, but functionally identical. The parallelogram is the same as the "Challenger" and "Success" units, but includes the second articulation and longer cage to...
05-08-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,336
Posted By JohnDThompson

The primary concern with NDS offset is chainstay...

The primary concern with NDS offset is chainstay clearance. Unless you have joint problems, further offset is unlikely to be an issue.
05-08-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,786
Posted By JohnDThompson

No. Proper cold vulcanization creates permanent...

No. Proper cold vulcanization creates permanent bonds between the patch and the tube.
05-07-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By JohnDThompson

Coaster brake hubs always have more drag than...

Coaster brake hubs always have more drag than non-coaster hubs. But unloaded spin-down does not really demonstrate how the hub will perform under load.
05-07-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,734
Posted By JohnDThompson

Not an issue. When I worked at Trek, I wore foam...

Not an issue. When I worked at Trek, I wore foam ear plugs 8hrs/day, 5 days/week for years.
05-07-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,734
Posted By JohnDThompson

I'm sure the OP meant carbon MONOXIDE, but in any...

I'm sure the OP meant carbon MONOXIDE, but in any case, CO2 detectors do exist and are used in healthcare to measure end tidal CO2 concentration to assess ET tube placement, among other things.
05-05-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 889
Posted By JohnDThompson

I wrap them around the handles of garden tools to...

I wrap them around the handles of garden tools to provide some padding.
05-05-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 889
Posted By JohnDThompson

The charity shop where I volunteer is entirely...

The charity shop where I volunteer is entirely supported by donations, so we patch punctures whenever possible. The only times tubes don't get patched is when they suffer unpatchable damage, e.g. a...
05-05-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By JohnDThompson

I would contact the manufacturer for their...

I would contact the manufacturer for their suggestion of epoxy that would be compatible with whatever resin was used in their carbon fiber material.
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