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Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-23, 08:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 392
Posted By Chuck M

Our first child brought about a long intermission...

Our first child brought about a long intermission in my cycling. Prior to getting married and having children at a young age, I rode all the time. I don't know if it would have made a difference,...
01-29-23, 06:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 790
Posted By Chuck M

I would ask if they could pull the video from the...

I would ask if they could pull the video from the day you were moving things into the storage unit and see if a better view could be had of the pickup and thief possibly casing the place.
01-29-23, 07:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 775
Posted By Chuck M

I like the finish that is on the right in the OP....

I like the finish that is on the right in the OP. If I had an amazing bike that I thought would be a bit more amazing by polished aluminum, I'd be getting a bench grinder and buffing wheel. I...
01-28-23, 06:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 404
Posted By Chuck M

Does riding a bike to the brewery count as using...

Does riding a bike to the brewery count as using it for exercise?

...
01-28-23, 05:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 458
Posted By Chuck M

I was going to say that it would bother me so bad...

I was going to say that it would bother me so bad I would buy a matching tire but I didn't want to project my irks on you. I had to use a spare tube a while back and the valve stem was a different...
01-27-23, 07:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,346
Posted By Chuck M

FWIW, the Shimano rotors on my bike are opposite...

FWIW, the Shimano rotors on my bike are opposite of the ones with the arrow in the OP. I'd wage though that this thread is going to turn into a big pissing contest going 20 plus pages.

:popcorn
01-25-23, 04:06 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,711
Posted By Chuck M

Now this is actually a pretty good idea. The...

Now this is actually a pretty good idea. The downtown shopping district in my town I think would benefit from something along the lines of converting a couple of car spots each block to a bike...
01-24-23, 04:52 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,711
Posted By Chuck M

Something I have noticed whenever this topic...

Something I have noticed whenever this topic comes up, cyclists seem to like ALDI.
01-23-23, 06:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,512
Posted By Chuck M

That's a bit beyond the patina stage. I'd just...

That's a bit beyond the patina stage. I'd just try to sell it.
01-23-23, 05:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,769
Posted By Chuck M

That is among my many regrets with this fiasco. ...

That is among my many regrets with this fiasco. We were out when they wanted to bring the bikes by so I remotely opened the garage door for them. Had I been home or went to their house, I would...
01-22-23, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By Chuck M

Lowe’s, Ace, Home Depot and such have often them.

Lowe’s, Ace, Home Depot and such have often them.
01-22-23, 07:05 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,221
Posted By Chuck M

When I acquired my wife's Bridgestone I noticed...

When I acquired my wife's Bridgestone I noticed the lugs didn't seem like typical lugs. When I posted pictures of it, T-Mar had made mention of the lugs being cast but didn't elaborate. I assumed it...
01-21-23, 09:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,191
Posted By Chuck M

I ran this up the flag pole to see how it would...

I ran this up the flag pole to see how it would fly. My wife didn't like it and I thought maybe that is because it wasn't finished....
01-17-23, 08:04 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,221
Posted By Chuck M

This bike checks of most of the boxes in the OP...

This bike checks of most of the boxes in the OP having a hi-tensile frame, steel wheels, stem shifters, safety levers, and spoke protector. I did replace the foam grips with cotton bar tape and I...
01-15-23, 02:08 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,711
Posted By Chuck M

Wanting all businesses to be required to have...

Wanting all businesses to be required to have bike racks outside is pretty much asking for more government overreach. And not all businesses get bike traffic do they? While I would appreciate a bike...
01-15-23, 08:47 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,162
Posted By Chuck M

I think many BF members probably could at least...

I think many BF members probably could at least make an informed guess by looking at components. In the C&V sub-forum, there are many members that can date a bike by looking at the components or tell...
01-09-23, 09:16 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,746
Posted By Chuck M

I've heard tell it can take upwards of five days...

I've heard tell it can take upwards of five days to clean them if you accidentally touch them with greasy paws.
01-08-23, 09:24 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,746
Posted By Chuck M

I honestly don't try to urinate upwards on a rope...

I honestly don't try to urinate upwards on a rope with people online, and that wasn't what I was trying to do with his "pal". But I too wondered about the shop reference. I learned 40 years ago in...
01-08-23, 12:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,390
Posted By Chuck M

If it was fun and rewarding, your riding partner...

If it was fun and rewarding, your riding partner enjoys it too, then it was worth every penny IMHO. And it looks like it came a long way too compared to the earlier pictures.
01-08-23, 09:15 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,746
Posted By Chuck M

I think a big ol' pie plate spoke protector is...

I think a big ol' pie plate spoke protector is beautiful on a vintage bike. And I think disks look a lot better on modern bikes and especially so on the plethora of blacked out bikes that have become...
01-06-23, 07:49 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,746
Posted By Chuck M

While I love my disk brake bike, why would it...

While I love my disk brake bike, why would it have a bearing on if I were to keep my rim braked bikes?
01-02-23, 11:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 710
Posted By Chuck M

Jasongrace313 , It really isn't that hard,...

Jasongrace313 , It really isn't that hard, especially if you have the luxury of being able to take your time. Getting the right tools for the job are important IMHO and if you have questions about...
01-01-23, 08:30 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 36,700
Posted By Chuck M

I've had this pile of hi-tensile, Delrin and...

I've had this pile of hi-tensile, Delrin and mismatched wheels sitting around for a couple of years now. I should toss it in the dumpster but I'll get it one the road one day maybe. At any rate, it...
01-01-23, 08:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 710
Posted By Chuck M

The tear down and build back up option is likely...

The tear down and build back up option is likely the best. However I picked ride and decide because on nearly every bike I bring home, I air up the tires and take a spin around the block. From...
01-01-23, 07:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 487
Posted By Chuck M

More likely probable than possible. The nipples...

More likely probable than possible. The nipples are usually very soft and will be prone to deformation and other damage from something like pliers. I suggest investing in a spoke wrench going...
01-01-23, 01:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 932
Posted By Chuck M

My Bontrager Circuit shoes have BOA dials on the...

My Bontrager Circuit shoes have BOA dials on the upper part of the shoe and Velcro straps on the lower. I like the ease that the BOA dial gives me to adjust the tightness and the Velcro will never...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 380
Posted By Chuck M

Another vote for the stock braked bike. While...

Another vote for the stock braked bike. While there may be a good reason that someone did this full hydraulic to mechanical hydraulic combination, I don't know what it would be.
12-31-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,261
Posted By Chuck M

And now it has almost 4 times as many new replies...

And now it has almost 4 times as many new replies than it did a decade ago.
12-31-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,697
Posted By Chuck M

My number one is my 1980 Takara 970 Grand...

My number one is my 1980 Takara 970 Grand Touring. I guess it is my favorite for a multitude of reasons. Riding it sort of takes me back to high school when I had a Takara 960 Deluxe Touring. It...
12-29-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 2,878,346
Posted By Chuck M

Took my granddaughter out to ride her Meme's '83...

Took my granddaughter out to ride her Meme's '83 Bridgestone since the weather was so nice.
...
12-29-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,976
Posted By Chuck M

Finally got in to see a cardiologist today. The...

Finally got in to see a cardiologist today. The symptoms I was experiencing to get me there have lessened over the last few months to the point I considered cancelling today, but I kept the...
12-29-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,384
Posted By Chuck M

I'd guess I'm too middle of the road to be in...

I'd guess I'm too middle of the road to be in either of those camps.
12-28-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 448
Posted By Chuck M

I resolve to not take on any more projects from...

I resolve to not take on any more projects from facebook friends or people from church. I will continue to fix my grandkids' bikes for free though.
12-27-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,384
Posted By Chuck M

You are more nurturing to your bikes than I am...

You are more nurturing to your bikes than I am then. The closest I've come to talking to a bike or car is cursing at it.
12-24-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,778
Posted By Chuck M

Hell... A single knee replacement eclipses...

Hell... A single knee replacement eclipses anything I did this year..
12-24-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 597
Posted By Chuck M

I didn't read the entire list, but I didn't see...

I didn't read the entire list, but I didn't see coal. Coal is the best I can hope for.
12-24-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 719
Posted By Chuck M

This is pretty much how I have done it since some...

This is pretty much how I have done it since some time in the early 80s except I don't try to replicate it on other bikes. This, that and the other thing I think are enough of a difference that I...
12-24-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 2,878,346
Posted By Chuck M

There was an attempt. Last year I rode this bike...

There was an attempt. Last year I rode this bike on Christmas Eve and broke a chain. This year I decided to not break a bone so I aborted the mission at the end of the street.
...
12-24-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,778
Posted By Chuck M

For the last ten years, I've ran an 8k road race...

For the last ten years, I've ran an 8k road race every October through a wildlife preserve southwest of town. I've always thought it would be a great place to ride my bike through. This year,...
12-24-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,841
Posted By Chuck M

I can actually do that. When I was a kid, all I...

I can actually do that. When I was a kid, all I had to play with were rocks and sticks. So I can imagine anything.
12-23-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,527
Posted By Chuck M

I like frozen custard myself.

I like frozen custard myself.
12-23-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 4,939
Posted By Chuck M

I saw not really red flags but let's say very...

I saw not really red flags but let's say very pink ones once for a used Centurion I saw listed on facebook marketplace. I contacted a friend that worked for the small town police station to see if...
12-22-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By Chuck M

You found a silver lining in your hand me down!

You found a silver lining in your hand me down!
12-21-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 857
Posted By Chuck M

For me I enjoy riding metaphorically down memory...

For me I enjoy riding metaphorically down memory lane. I seem to think back on rides when I was a teenager. Getting up every summer morning and riding my bike until late at night when I would come...
12-21-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5,838
Views: 652,619
Posted By Chuck M

I'm going to correct the saddle tilt on this and...

I'm going to correct the saddle tilt on this and send it off with the gentleman that brought it to me a couple of years ago. It was going to be raffled off for a fundraiser for a nonprofit. Plans...
12-21-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,841
Posted By Chuck M

I grew up poor and my dad never had a bucket. He...

I grew up poor and my dad never had a bucket. He did have a Folger's can though.

Sometimes I wonder if he would be disappointed that I only have a jar.
12-18-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,637
Posted By Chuck M

This is an amazing gesture by Kurt to the C&V...

This is an amazing gesture by Kurt to the C&V community on the forums. The gesture and this cotter press will go a long way to further foster the camaraderie and goodwill in the classic and vintage...
12-11-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 15,798
Posted By Chuck M

Ha Ha Joker ...

Ha Ha Joker

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12-11-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,290
Posted By Chuck M

When I saw my granddaughter off in Tulsa this...

When I saw my granddaughter off in Tulsa this summer, there were a couple of display cases at the entrance to the security screener with many obvious and some not so obvious things that were...
12-10-22, 05:23 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,173
Posted By Chuck M

+1 on getting a Park locking tool with the...

+1 on getting a Park locking tool with the correct pin for QR or thru-axel. My philosophy on tools for anything not just bikes, is to get the best you can afford. The money you save buying cheap...
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