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09-24-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 722
Posted By Chuck M

I miss the old water bottles they sold in the...

I miss the old water bottles they sold in the local bike shops and sporting goods stores in the day. Pull the spout open with your teeth and push it closed before replacing in the cage. Modern...
09-24-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 276
Posted By Chuck M

The mechanics at work throw this away and use...

The mechanics at work throw this away and use whatever they have in a grease gun. I bring some home from time to time for the bikes. A crack maddened gorilla, riding downhill while being pulled by a...
09-22-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 305
Posted By Chuck M

I kind of do I guess. I know a guy that buys and...

I kind of do I guess. I know a guy that buys and fixes up Ford Falcons because they are somewhat easy to find and he enjoys working on them. Boomers are like that for me.
09-22-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 305
Posted By Chuck M

I have a JC Penney 3 speed I accepted from...

I have a JC Penney 3 speed I accepted from someone because I didn't want to hurt her feelings. I need to take it to the recycling center but if I go for the Batavus, it would get me away from the...
09-21-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 305
Posted By Chuck M

Thanks for the quick identification. The bike is...

Thanks for the quick identification. The bike is listed for $60, which I think is probably more than it is worth for a flipper. But I don't flip, I keep. The decals and paint are a little rougher...
09-21-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 305
Posted By Chuck M

These? ...

These?


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09-21-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 305
Posted By Chuck M

Brake ID

This is a screen capture of a Batavus with some lower tiered Campagnolo components. The bike is cheap enough that I'm interested, I am just curious if the brakes are Campagnolo as well. I did a...
09-19-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,446
Posted By Chuck M

Is that two top tubes, two down tubes or 1.5 of...

Is that two top tubes, two down tubes or 1.5 of each?
09-19-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,591
Posted By Chuck M

Sounds like a good strategy if you can find the...

Sounds like a good strategy if you can find the route you are looking for.

I'm planning on doing my first century next June. I'll be 57 by then and just having a safe, smart way to train for it...
09-17-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,824
Posted By Chuck M

I like Strava for keeping track of my mileage...

I like Strava for keeping track of my mileage both for running and cycling. I've tried quite unsuccessfully to disable the live segments feature because while I'm out trying to just enjoy my time...
09-16-21, 05:20 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,591
Posted By Chuck M

I maintain my bikes well enough that I only feel...

I maintain my bikes well enough that I only feel I need a patch kit, tire levers and CO2 inflator for the roads and routes I ride. I do however have a multi-tool and spare tube in my saddle bag. ...
09-15-21, 05:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,477
Posted By Chuck M

When people post their bikes here, I don't think...

When people post their bikes here, I don't think I give a hot fudge where the crank arms or valve stems are or even if the picture is drive side out. I usually enjoy the backdrops of where they rode...
09-12-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,793
Posted By Chuck M

Ride the platform pedals if they work for you. ...

Ride the platform pedals if they work for you. If one day you decide foot retention is going to be a benefit buy some new pedals.

Something that has been left out of all the good advice in this...
09-10-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,623
Posted By Chuck M

The skinny chain on my 11 speed free-hub doesnít...

The skinny chain on my 11 speed free-hub doesnít like it, but the chains on my 5 and 6 speed free wheels donít care.
09-09-21, 05:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 676
Posted By Chuck M

Not meaning to thread-jack, but I've not...

Not meaning to thread-jack, but I've not considered this. What criteria is there to determine what tubeless tires would not be suitable with a tube? I remember as a kid and tubeless car tires were...
09-09-21, 05:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 713
Posted By Chuck M

Have you tried to decode the serial number in the...

Have you tried to decode the serial number in the Asian Serial Number sticky? I myself have not been able to completely understand T-Mar's system for figuring out the serial numbers, but fortunately...
09-09-21, 04:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 765
Posted By Chuck M

Best wishes for successful outcomes from any and...

Best wishes for successful outcomes from any and all surgeries you need to correct the knee issues. I have an acquaintance that has ran 6 or 7 half marathons since his knee replacements. I'm facing...
09-06-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 819
Posted By Chuck M

To the Batavusmobile Robin! Maybe the $500...

To the Batavusmobile Robin!

Maybe the $500 was another typo and they meant $50.
...
09-06-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 823
Posted By Chuck M

Would a beer bottle opener that doubles as a tire...

Would a beer bottle opener that doubles as a tire tool be too much to add to that list?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,675
Posted By Chuck M

Once in a while I will get a block or so from the...

Once in a while I will get a block or so from the house and notice that I forgot my helmet. I have a bike I do my longer rides on county roads on and if I'm on it I'll go back and get it.

But...
09-06-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 823
Posted By Chuck M

Let me clarify. I love the garage door opener and...

Let me clarify. I love the garage door opener and I can say ďSiri open my garage doorĒ from anywhere and it opens. Fiddling with the widget wasnít worth the trouble.
09-06-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 974
Posted By Chuck M

Iím sure he knew how to tension a bicycle chain....

Iím sure he knew how to tension a bicycle chain. But perhaps he didnít describe it so that everyone understands the same way. Tensioning a roller chain is not hard if you understand it. Explaining it...
09-05-21, 10:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By Chuck M

My suggestion to you is do more research than...

My suggestion to you is do more research than simply asking about two very different bikes on an Internet forum for bicycles. I'd visit a bike shop with the hopes that they have at least something...
09-05-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 823
Posted By Chuck M

I have a Chamberlain garage door opener and there...

I have a Chamberlain garage door opener and there is a Garmin widget for opening it. I wasn't impressed with it though.
09-05-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,235
Posted By Chuck M

Mine are tight, but I managed to mount mine as...

Mine are tight, but I managed to mount mine as easily as any other tire I've encountered. In fact I had to dismount one of mine and remount after getting distracted and mounting it backwards. I...
09-04-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,100
Posted By Chuck M

I'm more worried that it is getting a bit harder...

I'm more worried that it is getting a bit harder every year to find 27" skin wall tires than I am bike tech is advancing.
09-04-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 722
Posted By Chuck M

I saw a meme somewhere today, maybe on BF maybe...

I saw a meme somewhere today, maybe on BF maybe on social media, I don't know.

It said when I'm sad, I buy bike parts, when I buy bike parts my wife gets mad, when my wife gets mad I get sad,...
09-04-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By Chuck M

Trust me... Learn to live with it. I don't beat...

Trust me... Learn to live with it. I don't beat my bikes to death and in fact I try to be very careful with them. But worrying about scratches is not something I'm going to let get in the way of...
09-04-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,273
Posted By Chuck M

I don't regularly need to look for parts, but...

I don't regularly need to look for parts, but when I do it is to bring something back to an original equipment type situation. The main problem I run into, as I'm sure most people do, is the eBay and...
09-04-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,998
Posted By Chuck M

In my experience it depends on the bike, the...

In my experience it depends on the bike, the saddle, the ride and the rider. It is too cold here for me to ride regularly year round. In the early parts of my cycling season, I have to toughen my...
09-04-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By Chuck M

I have nothing constructive to offer but I love...

I have nothing constructive to offer but I love the patina in this photo. Please don't ever try to clean this up.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 995
Posted By Chuck M

I think this post wins the thread if there is a...

I think this post wins the thread if there is a competition.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 995
Posted By Chuck M

A couple of years ago, my wife had to go on a...

A couple of years ago, my wife had to go on a liquid diet a few weeks before a surgery. In order to be supportive I went on it with her. I was still running and riding and was not concerned because...
09-03-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 819
Posted By Chuck M

There was a Austro Daimler near me listed as an...

There was a Austro Daimler near me listed as an Astra Damer, Astro Dimer or something to that effect with pictures taken with a potato. I would have gave the $25 asking price easily had I known what...
09-03-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 521
Posted By Chuck M

Nice. I'm 5'-10" and I think I could ride it...

Nice. I'm 5'-10" and I think I could ride it after an overhaul leaving everything just as it is. And I have a bike that is a bit too small but my grandson will enjoy it one day I hope so it isn't...
09-03-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 819
Posted By Chuck M

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,565
Posted By Chuck M

I'm a casual rider and of average height with I...

I'm a casual rider and of average height with I guess what you would call normal proportions. As a kid a great many of my bikes were purchased solely on if I could straddle the top tube and reach...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By Chuck M

Just know you likely won't enjoy the lack of...

Just know you likely won't enjoy the lack of noise long. The water didn't cure the noise, it has masked it. If this bike is worth anything, I'd be doing an overhaul of the BB and hubs at the...
08-25-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,427
Posted By Chuck M

I prefer browsing bicycle ads over watching...

I prefer browsing bicycle ads over watching television. I don't know that I get excited, but I get some sort of entertainment I guess. Some of that entertainment comes from watching prices change. ...
08-24-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 20,561
Views: 3,590,148
Posted By Chuck M

I wonder why they left out Stingray.

I wonder why they left out Stingray.
08-24-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,448
Posted By Chuck M

Or pedal shopping. It could go either way.

Or pedal shopping. It could go either way.
08-24-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 16,878
Posted By Chuck M

Not particularly a catalog, but more of a...

Not particularly a catalog, but more of a brochure. These scans are likely from the early 80s around '80 or '81. Early 80s Takara Brochure (https://bikeforums.net/g/album/20994380)

There are...
08-22-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 662
Posted By Chuck M

When I was a kid, I cleaned the whole tire with...

When I was a kid, I cleaned the whole tire with Son of a Gun. Fortunately I didn't get overspray on the wheels so the brakes still worked when things got crazy on a brick road.
08-21-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,078
Posted By Chuck M

Off topic but... Some time back our dental...

Off topic but... Some time back our dental insurance company sent toothbrushes for everyone. I don't know the reason other than advertising as I would like to think everyone has one already but...
08-21-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,773
Posted By Chuck M

I've often wondered about gravel riding. I know...

I've often wondered about gravel riding. I know as a kid I never liked riding unpaved roads and when I got my first "ten speed" it seemed to hate being ridden off of the pavement. I've seen posts on...
08-21-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,666
Posted By Chuck M

My experience with this was with my dad. He had...

My experience with this was with my dad. He had a minor car accident and when they took him to the ER they ran some bloodwork and found some things off with potassium and other things that said...
08-21-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,460
Posted By Chuck M

Wow. I had a Hi-Ten Japanese bike boom bike in...

Wow. I had a Hi-Ten Japanese bike boom bike in the early 80s that rode fine but if I pushed it by holding the saddle I could tell there was something askew. I got what I paid for. But 3/4" is hard...
08-21-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,448
Posted By Chuck M

Two pages and the OP hasn't returned and in the...

Two pages and the OP hasn't returned and in the meantime this has turned into a platform vs. clipless pedal debate without any mention of the type of pedals the OP is using. BF never disappoints.
Replies: 25
Views: 990
Posted By Chuck M

I don't sell bikes, but I spend a lot of time...

I don't sell bikes, but I spend a lot of time browsing CL and FB Marketplace for bikes that I think I need. While these bikes aren't what I'm looking for, the prices don't stink on ice. I think your...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 744
Posted By Chuck M

This is true. I find if I have my 530 in my den...

This is true. I find if I have my 530 in my den charging over night and go out on a cool morning, My ride is in the 70s for many miles according to what I see after my ride uploads. I was...
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