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01-29-23, 05:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 458
Posted By hokiefyd

I'm sorry -- I should have specified. Without the...

I'm sorry -- I should have specified. Without the additional puncture protection belt, the red label tires have a slightly smoother feel to me. Perhaps it's half (or all) placebo, but I do prefer the...
01-28-23, 02:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,042
Posted By gugie

Sounds like your beef isn't with this thread, but...

Sounds like your beef isn't with this thread, but you wanted to lash out about having your thread moved. For the record, I enjoyed your thread and it was certainly on topic more than the "show me...
01-27-23, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 304
Posted By KerryIrons

Think how much easier it would be to read your...

Think how much easier it would be to read your post if you proof read it first. As to your question, there are not many (any?) people reporting the need to Loctite their valves.
01-25-23, 06:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,769
Posted By Lucillle

Cast your bread upon the waters...

Cast your bread upon the waters...
01-24-23, 09:56 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,512
Posted By cudak888

That's the patina someone needs for smashing...

That's the patina someone needs for smashing against campus bike racks and other lockable posts throughout town. Sell it as-is, someone will pick it up.

Remember: Not everyone needs mint.

-Kurt
01-24-23, 04:33 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,221
Posted By Trakhak

Yes, the flat rate labor charge for a basic...

Yes, the flat rate labor charge for a basic tuneup meant that the shop would usually lose money, because tuning up a department store 10-speed bike required much more work, since (a) it had been...
01-21-23, 09:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,191
Posted By Bergz

I think the issue is the blocky "Raleigh" serif...

I think the issue is the blocky "Raleigh" serif lettering on the frame clashes with the home sweet home sign above the mantle piece.
. I know which one I'd choose....
01-18-23, 07:47 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,221
Posted By uncle uncle

I always like my specials guaranteed.

I always like my specials guaranteed.
01-09-23, 10:52 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,746
Posted By tomato coupe

That's one of the big problems with disc brakes....

That's one of the big problems with disc brakes. What if you're on another planet, where the drug stores don't carry isopropyl alcohol? You'll wish you had rim brakes then.
01-08-23, 10:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,136
Posted By urbanknight

Basically, he did a crude test to see what...

Basically, he did a crude test to see what happens when the chain falls off inside the big cog... and basically nothing really happened with or without the dork disc.
01-07-23, 03:54 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,746
Posted By Koyote

Iíve been running discs on two bikes for over...

Iíve been running discs on two bikes for over five years/28k miles and I canít fathom why Iíd ever need to sand my rotors, nor how it could possibly take an hour to change pads. And if your friend...
01-04-23, 04:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 674
Posted By veganbikes

The Corsa tire is a Cotton/Poly blend of some...

The Corsa tire is a Cotton/Poly blend of some sort, they call it Corespun K. Like people have said it is easy to get dirty like most open tubular tires. However the ride is just fantastic I am a big...
01-04-23, 01:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,130
Posted By Monoborracho

I've not seen a lot of 300+ pound bicycle riders....

I've not seen a lot of 300+ pound bicycle riders. Motorcyclists, on the other hand .............................
12-29-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,384
Posted By livedarklions

Middle of the road makes you John Forester,...

Middle of the road makes you John Forester, definitely not a Fred.
12-26-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,211
Posted By capnjonny

At the Bike Exchange we have stopped accepting...

At the Bike Exchange we have stopped accepting department store bike donations. We can't service and restore them to our standard for bikes we gift back into the comunity. Tipically poor build...
12-24-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,778
Posted By Murray Missile

I have the '85 version and an '85 Prestige, both...

I have the '85 version and an '85 Prestige, both are on the 2023 schedule to finally get finished, both pics are "as found".. As you see one is a 23" and the other is a 25", my ideal size is a 24". I...
12-24-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 719
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yes, that takes out all the variables one...

Yes, that takes out all the variables one encounters with trying to measure: type of saddle, saddle offset, saddle tilt, type of shoe, type of pedal, length of crank . . .there are probably others.
...
12-24-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 17,343
Posted By obrentharris

No contest. The best bike I ever rode was this...

No contest. The best bike I ever rode was this one, my first bike and my ticket to explore the big world beyond my immediate neighborhood.
...
12-23-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,527
Posted By rsbob

Its the same as the difference between a moronic...

Its the same as the difference between a moronic and idiotic question.
12-23-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 4,939
Posted By Paul Barnard

This is a sad reality of our modern day world. ...

This is a sad reality of our modern day world. There's literally no reason for anyone without a moral compass not to steal your shtuff.
12-21-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5,837
Views: 652,619
Posted By merziac

Nothing better than a worthy caretaker finding a...

Nothing better than a worthy caretaker finding a proper charge like this. ;)
12-21-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5,837
Views: 652,619
Posted By RCMoeur

The Rusty Spoke bike co-op has had a unicycle for...

The Rusty Spoke bike co-op has had a unicycle for sale for, well, a while, but tonight some special person came in to purchase it. Yay. Problem was, the 24" tire had become a mite... crunchy. So...
12-21-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,841
Posted By gugie

Aye, you were lucky to have a can.

Aye, you were lucky to have a can.
12-12-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,272
Posted By Doug Fattic

One of my Doug Fattic bikes was found in a storage unit

One of my curiosities is what happens to frames/bikes I made years ago. I got this email recently from a guy cleaning out a storage unit. He recognized without training that this frame was made to a...
12-11-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 15,798
Posted By Roger M

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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The remains of the Fortson Mill near Darrington, WA.
12-10-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By Murray Missile

New favorite LBS.

My friend who was going to do the derauilleur hanger transplant on my Raleigh Competition to replace the Huret somebody hacksawed off closed his shop and is working a different job. He apolgized but...
12-04-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,989
Posted By Camilo

The one and only all-new bike I ever owned was a...

The one and only all-new bike I ever owned was a Windsor, which at the time I understood to be the same as a Carabela, just different labeling. It had, IIRC, Suntour derailleurs (VGT?) and bar end...
12-04-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,100
Posted By randyjawa

"Free can get expensive" and it does so almost...

"Free can get expensive" and it does so almost every time. Absolutely!
Free......
12-03-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,953
Posted By clubman

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

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12-03-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,953
Posted By iab

Nothing prettier than a cottered crank. ...

Nothing prettier than a cottered crank.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4250/35110727651_ce85b7e27e_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VuBE6i)Chapman Crank 01 (https://flic.kr/p/VuBE6i) by iabisdb...
12-03-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,953
Posted By bulgie

Well, BF is a family-friendly forum so let's say...

Well, BF is a family-friendly forum so let's say BFH stands for "bike forum hammer"
12-03-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 519
Posted By machinist42

Picture Assistance

1979 Acer-Mex Windsor (Profesional?).

(Though it features the fastback seat stay array, and chrome socks. the crooked Champion Tubing sticker is novel. Curious as the branding of the dropouts.)
...
12-03-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 519
Posted By SurferRosa

Don't "upgrade." Overhaul instead.

Don't "upgrade." Overhaul instead.
12-03-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 554
Posted By alcjphil

There are plenty of carbon forks out there that...

There are plenty of carbon forks out there that have carbon dropouts. I own 2 Look bikes that have forks with carbon dropouts. What happens with a fork with conventional quick releases and disc...
12-02-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,049
Posted By 3alarmer

...I actually got a regular cardiologist a couple...

...I actually got a regular cardiologist a couple of years back. I've had a slight arrhythmia going on 50 years now. But it was not until I required clearance for a minor surgical procedure...
12-01-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,453
Posted By VintageTrek

Vintage Trek website

Trek reached out to me and offered any assistance I need to get a vintage trek website back up. Thanks for any support and shortly check out vintagetrekbicycles.com
11-30-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 8,116
Posted By curbtender

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

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11-30-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,881
Posted By Drillium Dude

This is a loss which will be felt community-wide,...

This is a loss which will be felt community-wide, I suspect. Perhaps a positive result will be more vintage frames retaining their original patina?

DD
11-28-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,848
Posted By uncleivan

It took me 2 years to reach ten posts. Don't...

It took me 2 years to reach ten posts. Don't give up.
11-27-22, 09:45 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 8,116
Posted By lonesomesteve

In this picture, I'm not yet on, but about to go...

In this picture, I'm not yet on, but about to go across the Evergreen Point floating bridge, one of two floating bridges that connects Seattle to its eastern suburbs. At nearly a mile and a half...
11-27-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,848
Posted By 52telecaster

This has to be among the best forums I've ever...

This has to be among the best forums I've ever participated in. Hard to understand the dissatisfaction.
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By T-Mar

We've had a few Samurai bicycles posted on the...

We've had a few Samurai bicycles posted on the forum in the past. Unfortunately, none of members have had any information on the brand. The bicycles themselves have been manufactured by multiple...
11-24-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,389
Posted By Drillium Dude

My first Turkey Day Ride is in the books. Not as...

My first Turkey Day Ride is in the books. Not as cold as expected, so that was a nice surprise (I abhor getting going when its cold). Weapon of choice was the Medici with a 26t bailout which worked...
11-24-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 8,116
Posted By 52telecaster

Rockford IL, supercourse 12 ...

Rockford IL, supercourse 12
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11-23-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By ClydeClydeson

First, there's really nothing wrong with kids'...

First, there's really nothing wrong with kids' bikes from box stores, as long as a knowledgeable person takes the time to set it up correctly. Kids bikes are generally massively overbuilt in most...
11-17-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,882
Posted By Rolla

None of these brake pads are positioned...

None of these brake pads are positioned correctly. The two front pads should both hit the rim at the same spot directly across from one another. On the rear, the pad is not aligned with the curvature...
11-11-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 929
Posted By Polaris OBark

Lots of Garmin Stuff on sale

At Bike Tires Direct:
https://www.biketiresdirect.com/search?sale=1111garmin
11-11-22, 02:43 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,551
Posted By Andy_K

i think itís a 1976 model. Thatís partly based on...

i think itís a 1976 model. Thatís partly based on a story from the guy I got it from (and eventually gave it back to) about when his brother originally bought it, but I think I had another reason for...
11-10-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,551
Posted By Andy_K

That looks an awful lot like the Takara I...

That looks an awful lot like the Takara I restored for the Clunker Challenge last year.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51229359646_6888312bbe_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2m3XRPu)

This one...
11-10-22, 06:34 PM
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