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01-24-23, 08:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,447
Posted By jethin

Man I can relate. I bought a Ferrari and I can’t...

Man I can relate. I bought a Ferrari and I can’t even fit the groceries in the back.
01-14-23, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5,578
Views: 585,513
Posted By jethin

I think I have a couple of these from a Gran...

I think I have a couple of these from a Gran Sport hub. Lmk if you want me to check and/or you don't go the Mad Honk route.
01-09-23, 07:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,448
Posted By jethin

Thanks for all the idears folks! I remember that...

Thanks for all the idears folks! I remember that pic and post rustystrings61. A classic!

The search for a public frame-straightening pole continues…
01-07-23, 10:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,448
Posted By jethin

I have a frame that needs the same treatment....

I have a frame that needs the same treatment. I’ve been trying to think of a suitable pole type apparatus that I’d find on your typical urban street where I could attempt the procedure. Any idears?
...
12-08-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,714
Posted By jethin

Don’t ride your bike over big things. Problem...

Don’t ride your bike over big things. Problem solved.
11-23-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,500
Posted By jethin

I agree that some folks here are too focused on...

I agree that some folks here are too focused on the monetary aspects for my taste. But I assume that's just their frame of reference, and leave it at that.

I sometimes wonder if what's "dying" is...
11-20-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,614
Posted By jethin

It's like if Napoleon Dynamite and Breaking Away...

It's like if Napoleon Dynamite and Breaking Away had a bike baby.
11-19-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 350
Posted By jethin

Nice bike. Heavy compared to what, a modern bike?...

Nice bike. Heavy compared to what, a modern bike? That would be apples to oranges doncha know. If you want to make it lighter I’d suggest sending me all your beer.
11-17-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,040
Posted By jethin

Skip the waffles.

Skip the waffles.
11-11-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,040
Posted By jethin

https://youtube.com/watch?v=LW_s6EqOxqY

https://youtube.com/watch?v=LW_s6EqOxqY
11-03-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,627
Posted By jethin

Dude, you’ve taken weight-weenieism to a whole...

Dude, you’ve taken weight-weenieism to a whole other level.

Personally I use Park Polylube because it’s expensive and it works better than peanut butter.
10-31-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 697
Posted By jethin

Why would anyone do that, given that stem...

Why would anyone do that, given that stem shifters are THE BEST and always the racer’s first choice?
10-26-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,012
Posted By jethin

Bad boy, bad boy, whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna...

Bad boy, bad boy, whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna do when they come for you?
10-03-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,335
Posted By jethin

Man, this thread is really making me feel some...

Man, this thread is really making me feel some type of way. So maybe I’ll take a break. But I’ll just say 1) traffic is indeed a problem 2) I support reasonable, non-car-specific transportation and...
10-02-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,335
Posted By jethin

The streets are a war zone right now. There is...

The streets are a war zone right now. There is waaay more aggressive driving in the large Eastern US city where I live, and little enforcement of road laws. People know it’s a free-for-all and get...
09-29-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 520
Posted By jethin

I’m going to guess that it isn’t specifically the...

I’m going to guess that it isn’t specifically the fork, but some type of resonance in the whole bike. Maybe check the tires/wheels installation?
09-21-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,989
Posted By jethin

“Maybe I’d be interested if he had stem shifters…”

“Maybe I’d be interested if he had stem shifters…”
09-21-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,077
Posted By jethin

Get thee behind me, Satan!

Get thee behind me, Satan!
09-19-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,206
Posted By jethin

Try a lil tenderness?

Try a lil tenderness?
09-18-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,989
Posted By jethin

A racer's first priority isn't ergonomics, it's...

A racer's first priority isn't ergonomics, it's speed. I wouldn't call a flat back riding position ergonomic, but it is aerodynamic.
09-18-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By jethin

Haha. There are lots of reasons, but that pic...

Haha. There are lots of reasons, but that pic ain’t one of them.
09-18-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,989
Posted By jethin

I’d say it’s mostly snobbery. They’re more...

I’d say it’s mostly snobbery. They’re more ergonomic than downtube shifters imo.
09-13-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,055
Posted By jethin

And this looks wrong, ergonomically inefficient,...

And this looks wrong, ergonomically inefficient, and uncomfortable to me. But I’d also guess we have different riding styles. Everyone’s equation is different — so to each their own.
09-08-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,449
Posted By jethin

I think this guy needs to find a new hobby.

I think this guy needs to find a new hobby.
09-06-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,207
Posted By jethin

Sorry, but I feel like this could be a great...

Sorry, but I feel like this could be a great slapstick comedy scene. Then junkyard dog chase, jump over fence into tar pit...
09-04-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,207
Posted By jethin

Seeing all these disasters makes me realize just...

Seeing all these disasters makes me realize just how lucky I’ve been.
09-02-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,207
Posted By jethin

The Disasters Thread

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1580x2000/088590a3_d185_4210_bbdb_61a353bdbbbc_7db8585deaa4fc2b01b8b43183c7fd84e7c9fce4.jpeg

The dust cap was "rust-welded" (I forget the...
07-28-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,365
Posted By jethin

If this dude wants his bike back you better start...

If this dude wants his bike back you better start pedaling. Fast.

...
07-12-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By jethin

Fork’s bent.

Fork’s bent.
06-28-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 5,315
Posted By jethin

And old dudes discussing old bikes, apparently.

And old dudes discussing old bikes, apparently.
06-27-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 5,315
Posted By jethin

This thread is silly. Everyone knows the value of...

This thread is silly. Everyone knows the value of an old bike is $20.
05-16-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5,578
Views: 585,513
Posted By jethin

Thanks unworthy1 but I think it might be too...

Thanks unworthy1 but I think it might be too weird to have a canti on the front and a side pull on the rear.

We haven’t met RustyJames but we’ve happily traded once or twice.
05-01-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,137
Posted By jethin

You earned street cred, got to bond with your new...

You earned street cred, got to bond with your new ride, and a little adventure to boot. A win all the way around. Hats off to scarlson for keeping a good one on the road!
04-26-22, 06:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,167
Posted By jethin

Why would he would use Triflow on a headlight...

Why would he would use Triflow on a headlight mount?
04-25-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 978
Posted By jethin

Also just weighing in to say that Jon is a stand...

Also just weighing in to say that Jon is a stand up guy. In a pinch he helped me get my bike back on the road some years ago, which was much aopreciated.
04-24-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,636
Posted By jethin

Quicksilver 2022: Our hero goes on a leisurely...

Quicksilver 2022: Our hero goes on a leisurely journey around the neighborhood on his vintage bike to get groceries, an ice cream cone…
03-04-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,104
Posted By jethin

I agree that having time on your side can make a...

I agree that having time on your side can make a big difference, but I’ve also been learning my limits.

My local mechanic is a boss. I once asked him how he tests new mechanics. He said he makes...
02-22-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,831
Posted By jethin

Came for the pooey stinko. Left disappointed.

Came for the pooey stinko. Left disappointed.
02-17-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,475
Posted By jethin

Sounds like it was a real nice classic...

Sounds like it was a real nice classic rendezvous. (I feel like I’ve heard that phrase before…)

And sorry for your loss.
02-13-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By jethin

As a doctor I recommend two n+1s and call me when...

As a doctor I recommend two n+1s and call me when you’re ready to ride.
02-04-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By jethin

The Lady Tetanus. But srsly I like it!

The Lady Tetanus.

But srsly I like it!
02-01-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,722
Posted By jethin

Where I live people fought long and hard for bike...

Where I live people fought long and hard for bike lanes, to safely ride bicycles in. Today there are all manner of motorized vehicles in these lanes, including large, heavy gas-powered and...
12-25-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5,578
Views: 585,513
Posted By jethin

ISO: Decent 80-90mm stem, 25.4, silver. Nitto...

ISO: Decent 80-90mm stem, 25.4, silver. Nitto would match the moist ache bars. (I’m gonna go ahead and leave that autocorrect there.)

+ VO fender stays

HAVE: Nitto 110mm stem, other bike junk…
12-24-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,019
Posted By jethin

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

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/480x321/santa_rampage_01_1508867608_201dbe121f607f9958bc095ca2406995f0bb45f4.jpg
Santa Clauses is coming to town!
12-13-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,196
Posted By jethin

Or the Dork Disk Posse…

Or the Dork Disk Posse…
11-19-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,587
Posted By jethin

I would consent to ride this bicycle.

I would consent to ride this bicycle.
11-09-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 877
Posted By jethin

Notes of burnt brass, saddle leather, grease...

Notes of burnt brass, saddle leather, grease stains and old English factories…
11-09-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 17,341
Posted By jethin

The best bike I ever rode was a Huffy like this...

The best bike I ever rode was a Huffy like this one:


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/1_53201417812605833_4c38badac11890f3ab9044a5c911719144060434.jpg

Perhaps...
11-08-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 5,578
Views: 585,513
Posted By jethin

ISO: brake levers w/ springs and a 700c lugged...

ISO: brake levers w/ springs and a 700c lugged fork for a 58cm frame.

HAVE: Some nice (and not so nice) stuff…
10-07-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5,578
Views: 585,513
Posted By jethin

I think we got our wires crossed mrv . I'm...

I think we got our wires crossed mrv . I'm looking for the shifters that bolt on to the downtube. There's a square boss on the downtube with a threaded hole to mount them. Like thia:
...
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