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06-26-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...the Gios Compact I have here is one of the...

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...the Gios Compact I have here is one of the faster bicycles I own and ride. It might be too fast for me at this point. :o When I bought it, used, I switched it out to Dura Ace.
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06-26-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 211
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...if you are building wheels for something...

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...if you are building wheels for something like a bicycle with an additional electric boost motor, and to carry the load of you on an XXL frame, along with whatever baggage you decide to haul...
Forum: Foo
06-25-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 18,670
Views: 1,056,787
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...had a pretty loud enema once, and is still...

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...had a pretty loud enema once, and is still a little embarrassed about it.
Replies: 19
Views: 477
Posted By 3alarmer

...I think you might have trouble finding a new...

...I think you might have trouble finding a new wheel set that fits the frame, and most people here would probably lace new alloy rims onto the existing hubs after cleaning and re-greasing them.
But...
06-25-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 356
Posted By 3alarmer

LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY...

LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY (https://www.parktool.com/en-us/form/warranty)
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have ‎other rights which vary from state to state.‎ :)
06-24-22, 10:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,254
Posted By 3alarmer

...I got this third hand from a Cat 2 (or 3, I...

...I got this third hand from a Cat 2 (or 3, I forget) racer, who bought it after the Specialized factory rep raced it for a year.
06-24-22, 10:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,254
Posted By 3alarmer

...I have a couple of bikes set up with 600...

...I have a couple of bikes set up with 600 indexing stuff. People who have never owned and ridden the early Dura Ace stuff just don't get it. Crisp, clean shifting and a sort of timeless good looks....
06-24-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,094
Posted By 3alarmer

...if you work for the federal government up...

...if you work for the federal government up there, what exactly will I notice is different when you retire ?
06-24-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 712
Posted By 3alarmer

...IIRC, there are a couple of dedicated mixte...

...IIRC, there are a couple of dedicated mixte threads (https://www.bikeforums.net/search.php?searchid=14236312), that go on at some length. I'm a larger person, and I used to choose 3 speed, step...
06-24-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 767
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...for the issues you describe, I can't...

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...for the issues you describe, I can't suggest much more than learning more about wheels and constructing them. A modern box section alloy rim with at least 36 spokes, laced to any sort of decent...
Forum: Foo
06-23-22, 09:54 PM
Replies: 18,670
Views: 1,056,787
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...as a third grader, he loves to attend the...

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...as a third grader, he loves to attend the drag queen story reading sessions at the local branch library. There's always a post story session on makeup tips and tricks.
06-23-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 712
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I'm presuming that the username "Tiny...

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...I'm presuming that the username "Tiny Valkyrie" means that we are talking about someone smaller in stature (but large in spirit.)
I've spoken to such people over the years, many of them women,...
06-23-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By 3alarmer

...if you are going to do much hub...

...if you are going to do much hub repair/overhaul, they come in sets, and the handiest ones (for me) are 13-16mm, with occasional need for 17mm and 18mm.
There are a lot of companies that make and...
06-23-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 712
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...link to the 1978 catalog...

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...link to the 1978 catalog (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/retroraleighs/catalogs/Raleigh-Catalog-1978.pdf), where the Record Ace Mixte specs are listed on the final page. I can't seem to access...
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By 3alarmer

...interesting bike, and probably about my size....

...interesting bike, and probably about my size. But I just don't do these restoration projects any more. FWIW, here's a Follis I revamped (not a true detailed restoration) from about that same era....
06-23-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 712
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...FWIW, Raleigh recycled the name "Record...

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...FWIW, Raleigh recycled the name "Record Ace" a few times, and I have no idea (prior to your pictures you intend to post) what the 1979 version was. At least one of them was pretty nice, with a...
Forum: Foo
06-23-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 18,670
Views: 1,056,787
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...Ophelia Woodbush is his drag show stage...

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...Ophelia Woodbush is his drag show stage name.
06-23-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 270
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I use one of the tiny Biopace rings as the...

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...I use one of the tiny Biopace rings as the interior ring on a triple, as a granny gear on a touring bike for steep hills with a load.
The BCD is whatever the smallest ones ran (94BCD maybe...
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Views: 256,048
Posted By 3alarmer

...it's almost a year later, and no, I don't...

...it's almost a year later, and no, I don't think it's just you.
06-22-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 361
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...quick links seem to work pretty well for...

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...quick links seem to work pretty well for me. Not sure what you mean by a "press in pin" ? The newer chain pins are often peened, so when you press one in and out again, it enlarges the plate...
06-21-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 396
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...very often (but probably not always), the...

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...very often (but probably not always), the 'taint chafing or rubbing issue is a result of sliding too far forward on your saddle. This results in direct contact between the 'taint and the...
06-21-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 424
Posted By 3alarmer

...at the co-op here, we buy cables and housing...

...at the co-op here, we buy cables and housing in bulk, and sell it at cost to the customers. If your co-op does that, that's be far your cheapest alternative. Brake pads, I would just look for...
06-20-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By 3alarmer

...Marin's original appeal was open space just...

...Marin's original appeal was open space just across the Bay Bridge, and a significant land mass that was far enough back from the coastal fog that constantly socks in San Francisco. It's a nice...
06-20-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By 3alarmer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dv8W5H9sTnc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dv8W5H9sTnc
06-20-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,254
Posted By 3alarmer

...here's something I've been riding a lot lately::Battaglin

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/battaglin_002_19810fa0d214dbb8c5fbf0c458b52a174e4b7333.jpg...
06-20-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By 3alarmer

....decent sized platform, tapered to avoid pedal...

....decent sized platform, tapered to avoid pedal strike, and comfortable for fat feet. like mine. They just seem to work for me.
06-20-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,483
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...also, I am not a big fan of Biopace...

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...also, I am not a big fan of Biopace ovalized chainrings. The big rings are not too bad, roughly equivalent to round rings. but when you get down small enough ( I don't recall what a 42 Biopace...
06-20-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By 3alarmer

...OK. thank you for the correction. I've never...

...OK. thank you for the correction. I've never disassembled one.
06-19-22, 10:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,483
Posted By 3alarmer

...at this point in time, almost everything I do...

...at this point in time, almost everything I do with regard to fitness "training" on a bicycle is intervals. When I'm doing intervals, my goal is to do four or five minutes at max heart rate and...
06-19-22, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...you probably know this, but I'll mention...

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...you probably know this, but I'll mention it anyway. All the Shimano aero pedals in that style are roughly equivalent, except for the Dura Ace logo. These are my favorite pedals, along with the...
06-19-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 283
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I used to use 40 weight oil when I started...

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...I used to use 40 weight oil when I started constructing wheels. About 6 or 8 years ago, I switched to grease. I haven't noticed much difference. They both work fine for me.
Replies: 19
Views: 477
Posted By 3alarmer

Advantages and disadvantages of tubular tires...

Advantages and disadvantages of tubular tires (https://www.cyclabo.com/topics/oxqa0pz2ky/)
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Views: 477
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...a moderator will probably moe this over...

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...a moderator will probably moe this over into its proper place in the C+V valuations forum.
But as it sits now, it's more of interest to someone looking for a project bike, so whatever you pay...
06-18-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By 3alarmer

...I told you you would be able to find some...

...I told you you would be able to find some people here who were OK with it. Most people who post stuff like this on BF are just looking for reinforcement, for something they've decided to do...
06-18-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,367
Posted By 3alarmer

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/900x900/large_11191053_922849881099015_179006798_n_fe53bac94f4490406abfbd8542a9b111b1cb5d32.jpg
06-18-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,367
Posted By 3alarmer

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x960/clnholdschwinn5_b1038ab7f46e71096b16e85ae4571f92717fa82d.jpg

...this picture from another thread, but I had a kid come in with a fork...
06-18-22, 12:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...personally, I would not bend straight the...

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...personally, I would not bend straight the arms of an aluminum alloy crank, and then ride it. I'm sure that you will find at lest one or two people here who are fine with it.

AFAIK, Campy...
06-17-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 898
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...your tires probably won't stay white if...

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...your tires probably won't stay white if you ride the bike, so I'd go with what pleases you.
Personally, I like the metallics you can buy now, but the solid colors (with no metalflake) are...
06-17-22, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I never knew they made those in 1/2". The...

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...I never knew they made those in 1/2". The things I learn on here. My favorite quill pedal, because wide enough for my fat feet.
06-17-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,353
Posted By 3alarmer

...they work fine on all my stuff, and I have...

...they work fine on all my stuff, and I have plenty of bikes set up with Campagnolo NR cranks and derailleurs. KMC sells a good product at bargain prices. Those other guys, not so much.The biggest...
06-17-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 751
Posted By 3alarmer

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/720x540/breaking_the_cycle_81fc58bafbe3c53dad5cf8455431ff2d0d131df1.jpg

...I got sucked into that website link, and discovered that this woman...
Forum: Foo
06-16-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 536
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...and the sushi is better. #winning

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...and the sushi is better. #winning
06-16-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 751
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I've seen it described as a "military...

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...I've seen it described as a "military prototype." Take that FWIW.
06-15-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By 3alarmer

... ...here in Sacramento, finding someone...

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...here in Sacramento, finding someone asleep or passed out in one of those levee or railroad embankment tunnels here is not especially uncommon. It's also not uncommon to find a variety of...
06-15-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 982
Posted By 3alarmer

...I feel the same way about the stuff I have...

...I feel the same way about the stuff I have here. I honestly don't get why stripping stuff down, selling the frames and components separately seems to be the thing now, but I recognize that it is....
06-14-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...so as long as we're talking Sacramento, I...

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...so as long as we're talking Sacramento, I rode past the new Specialized dealership, Paco's (another branch of the store up in Truckee) today, at 21st and K.
In the window is the notice...
06-14-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...if it helps, when I don't have the correct...

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...if it helps, when I don't have the correct extra large size clips, I sometimes use a spacer between the clip and the pedal, to make a large one fit a longer shoe.
You used to be able to buy...
Forum: Foo
06-14-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 536
Posted By 3alarmer

...it could be worse. You might be working for...

...it could be worse. You might be working for them. :)
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...looking at it again, I can't tell much...

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...looking at it again, I can't tell much about the components, except for the rear derailleur. It's possible someone has just replaced that with a lower priced mechanism.
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...by coincidence, I just bought an exact...

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...by coincidence, I just bought an exact match for that frame in terms of paint and chrome, but in a larger size, last year. Mine cost about that same price ( on CL in the Bay Area), but came...
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