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08-01-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 20,459
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Posted By Unca_Sam

Was this a stupid unsafe fixie with what amounts...

Was this a stupid unsafe fixie with what amounts to a hands' width of handlebar on each side on the stem?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2,609
Views: 389,067
Posted By Unca_Sam

Midsummer in Central Ohio

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Scioto river view
Gorgeous summer weather thanks to a high pressure...
07-30-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1,156
Views: 124,320
Posted By Unca_Sam

You posted this and I immediately knew that these...

You posted this and I immediately knew that these were lime kilns. Northampton and Nazareth still produce a significant amount of cement for use in the Northeastern US, and the cement plants were...
07-29-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 63,096
Views: 9,630,177
Posted By Unca_Sam

Pretty! Too tall, too far.

Pretty! Too tall, too far.
07-28-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By Unca_Sam

My experience with older jerseys like this is...

My experience with older jerseys like this is that the chest measurement didn't increase as much as length. I have a jersey that's an XL that fits my chest, but the bottom of the jersey ends up at my...
Forum: For Sale
07-27-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 197
Posted By Unca_Sam

If this is for sale, you need to post a price,...

If this is for sale, you need to post a price, per forum rules.
07-24-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 63,096
Views: 9,630,177
Posted By Unca_Sam

Y'all probably figured out that one looks like a...

Y'all probably figured out that one looks like a Trek (520?) and the other one strongly resembles a Davidson Impulse.
:thumb:
07-23-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 977
Posted By Unca_Sam

You did 40mph downhill on a fixed gear? Or are...

You did 40mph downhill on a fixed gear? Or are your fingers fat?
07-22-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 24,829
Views: 3,065,865
Posted By Unca_Sam

No problem, I was just trying to save your...

No problem, I was just trying to save your monthly google search allowance. Sheldon Brown's IGH information index (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/sturmey-archer_tech.html#adjustment)
RJ the Bike Guy...
07-22-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 63,096
Views: 9,630,177
Posted By Unca_Sam

I'll go ahead and guess; it's altitude sickness,...

I'll go ahead and guess; it's altitude sickness, isn't it?
07-21-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 24,829
Views: 3,065,865
Posted By Unca_Sam

Which hub is it using? AW hubs have a "neutral"...

Which hub is it using?
AW hubs have a "neutral" between normal and high, and a misadjusted indicator rod can line the driver up in that spot. I think Sheldon Brown or John Allen published an AW...
07-20-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 844
Posted By Unca_Sam

:lol: It does WHAT to the chain??

:lol: It does WHAT to the chain??
07-19-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 63,096
Views: 9,630,177
Posted By Unca_Sam

Kind of mean to the son, TBH. I don't know...

Kind of mean to the son, TBH. I don't know anything about this marque, but the mix of shimano 105 and 600 Ultegra points to a salvage build.
07-19-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 844
Posted By Unca_Sam

Ok! And a total capacity (difference between...

Ok!
And a total capacity (difference between front chainrings plus difference between smallest and largest cog on cassette) of 28. You could choose any 12, 13, 14-28 7 speed cassette and put it on...
Forum: Touring
07-19-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4,571
Views: 2,320,088
Posted By Unca_Sam

My $0.02, but the convenience of having...

My $0.02, but the convenience of having nutrition, rain gear, etc within reach while riding might override the concerns of higher CoG or increased stability in crosswinds. Convenience is a 100% of...
07-19-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 844
Posted By Unca_Sam

Your best bet isn't to do the crankset, it's to...

Your best bet isn't to do the crankset, it's to do the rear cassette/freewheel. You can find new 7 speed cassettes that should fit a UG/HG freehub body on your wheel with a large cog of 28-30 teeth....
07-19-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By Unca_Sam

Just a word of caution: Lube on pivots is good,...

Just a word of caution: Lube on pivots is good, but overdoing it will allow the grit to accumulate in dry, dusty conditions. There's a balance there somewhere.
07-17-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By Unca_Sam

But those are linear brakes? Toe in still...

But those are linear brakes?
Toe in still applies, as does pad to rim spacing and centering.
Canti shudder from unsupported brake cables won't happen here.
07-16-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By Unca_Sam

Last tip! Sometimes the pads can pick up a lot...

Last tip!
Sometimes the pads can pick up a lot of new particles on new rims, or get contaminated by grease or lubes (it doesn't take much). Once you're done fiddling with pad setup, grab some...
07-15-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By Unca_Sam

Unfortunately the Cro-Mo tubing doesn't lend...

Unfortunately the Cro-Mo tubing doesn't lend itself to imprinting. I've only ID'd tubus racks from the make/attachement styles, or through the screen-printed logos (which tend to wear away).

One...
07-14-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 63,096
Views: 9,630,177
Posted By Unca_Sam

No pics makes this a scam to harvest emails

No pics makes this a scam to harvest emails
07-14-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By Unca_Sam

The front attachments are reminiscent of Tubus'...

The front attachments are reminiscent of Tubus' recent and current attachment styles.
07-14-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 266
Posted By Unca_Sam

There have been cases where I am in too much of a...

There have been cases where I am in too much of a hurry to put the QR in to help keep the tool in place, and the removal tool seems to slip, but it's really just losing engagement as it twists.
Give...
07-14-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 333
Posted By Unca_Sam

Now, I'm going to assume that you're really...

Now, I'm going to assume that you're really interested in the manufacturer of this frame. You have several clues to work with.
The frame is disc ready, but equipped with cantilever brake posts and...
07-14-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 333
Posted By Unca_Sam

Have you tried a magnet? It's the quickest step...

Have you tried a magnet? It's the quickest step to determine if you have Steel or Aluminum. Non-magnetic would narrow it down a great deal if you're trying to determine the tubing manufacturer. If...
07-13-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 63,096
Views: 9,630,177
Posted By Unca_Sam

:lol: The head tube is longer than the largest...

:lol:
The head tube is longer than the largest seat tubes i can comfortably ride!
07-12-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 367
Posted By Unca_Sam

-3 points for inconsistent formatting of your...

-3 points for inconsistent formatting of your points! Agree with them anyway.
Add that you will need to re-center the wheel on the axle anyway, so finding another shorter axle isn't actually that...
07-08-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 309
Posted By Unca_Sam

As always, YMMV. I've had greased alloy...

As always, YMMV.

I've had greased alloy posts slip in steel frames with the clamp bolts tightened to 50 in/lbs slip.
07-08-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 309
Posted By Unca_Sam

Use a carbon paste of your choosing. The Park...

Use a carbon paste of your choosing. The Park grip gel is indeed a little gritty for tight fits. The benefit to using a grip paste is that you don't need to tighten to max spec to prevent movement. I...
06-26-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,175
Posted By Unca_Sam

The trick is an unfussy behind, and padded shorts.

The trick is an unfussy behind, and padded shorts.
06-24-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By Unca_Sam

Yes, that poses a safety issue. You have...

Yes, that poses a safety issue.

You have spacers under the stem, can you remove those and have the steerer come up to ~1-2mm below the top of the stem?

Also consider, lowering the stem on the...
06-24-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By Unca_Sam

Mavic was producing and selling their 501 and...

Mavic was producing and selling their 501 and related series hubs in the early 80's, maybe earlier. Unfortunately they're readily identified with 'MAVIC' imprint on the hub barrel.

Here's a...
06-23-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 306
Posted By Unca_Sam

Until a carbon fiber repair expert chimes in,...

Until a carbon fiber repair expert chimes in, this isn't really the place to go asking for assistance in mending a cut-down safety-critical component like a seatpost. The earlier advice about getting...
06-14-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4,117
Views: 393,760
Posted By Unca_Sam

Yeah! Those! I'm using the Simplex adjuster...

Yeah! Those!
I'm using the Simplex adjuster hack at the moment with a step down ferrule to hold the brake housing. Because I opted for the VO braided cable, it's quite stiff and doesn't adjust...
06-14-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 63,096
Views: 9,630,177
Posted By Unca_Sam

That chain is very short. This is also a great...

That chain is very short. This is also a great way to scrape the integrated shifters.
06-14-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7,878
Views: 2,239,879
Posted By Unca_Sam

I object to the destruction of a rare color!

I object to the destruction of a rare color!
06-14-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4,117
Views: 393,760
Posted By Unca_Sam

Just to be clear, these aren't the unobtainium...

Just to be clear, these aren't the unobtainium variety meant to fit the 4 mm hole on the rounded brake bridge, are they? I've never even seen one of those.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2,609
Views: 389,067
Posted By Unca_Sam

Lake Huron

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Foggy morning on Mackinac Island
06-04-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1,156
Views: 124,320
Posted By Unca_Sam

BUT WHAT WAS SHE RIDING? I see thumbies

BUT WHAT WAS SHE RIDING? I see thumbies
06-04-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4,117
Views: 393,760
Posted By Unca_Sam

If you're local to Columbus, we have two bike...

If you're local to Columbus, we have two bike co-ops that might have bars for your needs. Third Hand has a pile of drop bars in the loft (with plenty of steel bars). Franklinton's co-op will also...
06-02-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 24,829
Views: 3,065,865
Posted By Unca_Sam

I want to take the opportunity to thank you for...

I want to take the opportunity to thank you for your website. I've used it as a reference in the past!
05-29-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7,878
Views: 2,239,879
Posted By Unca_Sam

Not bad! ...

Not bad!
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The Kona Cinder Cone in its natural habitat. Frame serial...
05-27-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By Unca_Sam

I'm not a mod, but you posted it here first, so...

I'm not a mod, but you posted it here first, so it's only announcing that these are here. There are more than a few complaints about bad rims on otherwise nice english 3 speeds.
05-27-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7,878
Views: 2,239,879
Posted By Unca_Sam

You did that to sell it?? It's fantastic!

You did that to sell it?? It's fantastic!
05-27-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By Unca_Sam

More than a few of us buy a pound of NLGI #2...

More than a few of us buy a pound of NLGI #2 synthetic grease and call it a decade...
05-27-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By Unca_Sam

I'm sure the guys posting in the 3 speed thread...

I'm sure the guys posting in the 3 speed thread would snap these up
05-27-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,175
Posted By Unca_Sam

The stem strongly resembles a mid-80's Suntour XC...

The stem strongly resembles a mid-80's Suntour XC stem, minus the branding (and anodizing?) I bought one in a 25.4 for my Kona since I didn't like the no-name welded steel one with a cable roller (it...
05-26-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 63,096
Views: 9,630,177
Posted By Unca_Sam

I think i might have asked about it in 2019? It'd...

I think i might have asked about it in 2019? It'd be mine if it weren't a 23.5 frame
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2,609
Views: 389,067
Posted By Unca_Sam

Is the tiger watermark intentional?

Is the tiger watermark intentional?
05-26-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,175
Posted By Unca_Sam

...Have we considered a balance bike 100KM? I'd...

...Have we considered a balance bike 100KM? I'd like to see a rolling frame, no drive train get pushed 100kms. It would be legendary!

Absent that, I think you mean a single speed, since you'd have...
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