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Forum: Texas
01-29-23, 09:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,245
Posted By Brad L

We're having a vintage tour in the Schulenburg...

We're having a vintage tour in the Schulenburg area. I posted it on Bike Forums here: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1266780-vintage-bike-tour-texas.html
01-28-23, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 244
Posted By FBinNY

Since nothing can reverse rust to functional...

Since nothing can reverse rust to functional steel, there's no percentage in trying to go farther with this.

Rinse it, dry, mount and lube and you're fine. Any internal rust that matters will wear...
01-28-23, 03:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 405
Posted By Random11

I rode somewhere on my bike!

This may not seem too remarkable, but I've been riding a bit more than five years, and every ride before today has ended at the same place it started. I'm riding for exercise, and never have used the...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-27-23, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I made two versions, one for a BB shell and the...

I made two versions, one for a BB shell and the other for s steerer. The steerer version is based on a 1 1/8" steerer and the reducing sleeve, to 1", has a cutout for the stamp to go through. With my...
01-27-23, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 282
Posted By 79pmooney

The vets in my club had me lowering my seat many...

The vets in my club had me lowering my seat many years ago and it's stayed low since. (I ride with plenty of knee bend. Never measured it.)

To the thread title - I'm getting older and get to be...
01-27-23, 12:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 495
Posted By Brad L

Vintage Bike Tour in Texas

On March 18, 2023, Texas VeloVintage and I will be leading a tour of the Painted Churches around Schulenburg, TX. This tour will take us to four of the famous Painted Churches built by Czech and...
01-26-23, 09:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 474
Posted By alfaspider

Campagnolo story

about 7 years ago my freind decided to go from 10 speed campy to 11 speed... i happend to be at dinner with them, with my late wife... so as dinner goes on,, we started to talk about the new campy 11...
01-26-23, 02:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 691
Posted By sjanzeir

Yeah, I've seen these before, but like I said...

Yeah, I've seen these before, but like I said earlier, I'm a little old school when it comes to this kind of stuff:
...
01-26-23, 01:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 691
Posted By alcjphil

The spokes of my Campagnolo Shamal wheels don't...

The spokes of my Campagnolo Shamal wheels don't lend themselves well to most spoke reflectors but reflective tape does a good job and weighs almost nothing...
01-25-23, 10:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 691
Posted By 10 Wheels

Reflective Tape works well. ...

Reflective Tape works well.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/860x635/gto_orange_top_472691e06aa42a0d78366aabbd8332bea538f475.png
01-25-23, 10:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 691
Posted By Gresp15C

I've noticed that those reflectors are quite...

I've noticed that those reflectors are quite noticeable from a distance at night when I'm driving my car. I'll never discourage anyone from leaving a safety feature on their bike.
01-25-23, 09:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 691
Posted By SurferRosa

... when "turned left in front of me ... wearing...

... when "turned left in front of me ... wearing dark clothes on a black bike."

:rolleyes:
01-25-23, 10:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 551
Posted By KerryIrons

Are you saying you ride without a spare tube? I...

Are you saying you ride without a spare tube? I simply can't imagine doing that. Park instant patches work fine to get you home and some swear by them as permanent patches but on the rare occasions...
01-25-23, 12:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,006
Posted By bikingshearer

For some of us, the cosplay factor is half the...

For some of us, the cosplay factor is half the fun. I don't have to dress up like an Easter egg, I get to dress up like an Easter egg. :p

As with about 98% of what we talk about here, YMMV.
01-24-23, 10:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,044
Posted By scozim

Severe spinal stenosis here for the past 7 years....

Severe spinal stenosis here for the past 7 years. Cycling (bending over while riding) is the only exercise I can do without pain and stop the radiating pain in the legs for awhile. That said my...
01-23-23, 03:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 551
Posted By elcraft

For 24 cents, I might just have to throw caution...

For 24 cents, I might just have to throw caution to the winds and buy it! I had noticed the bent spoke and extra quick link in your kit, but this device squeezes the quick link as a nutcracker might...
01-23-23, 01:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 551
Posted By momoman

A big change to my saddle bag tool kit is the...

A big change to my saddle bag tool kit is the replacement of a single butyl tube with 3 Ridenow TPU tubes that will fit up to 32mm wide tires. Park GP-2 patches apparently work on these tubes.
...
01-23-23, 12:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 551
Posted By HillRider

It doesn't and won't. I sewed up an nylon pack...

It doesn't and won't. I sewed up an nylon pack cloth roll-up sleeve that holds all of my tools and can be easily swapped from bike to bike. The MT-1 has never damaged it or my saddle pack.


I've...
01-23-23, 10:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 551
Posted By KerryIrons

I've helped lots of people on the roadside over...

I've helped lots of people on the roadside over the years, but all I carry are 4 & 5 mm Allen wrenchs, my house key with a notch filed in it as a spoke wrench, two tire levers, spare tube, Park...
01-23-23, 09:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 551
Posted By Crankycrank

Vinacafe, Vietnamese individual instant coffee...

Vinacafe, Vietnamese individual instant coffee packet. Just add water. Easily fits in a tool pack and helps to make pumping up a high-pressure tire with a mini-pump easier and faster. ...
01-22-23, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By santa fe 2926

From the bikeboom Peugeot French catalogs, 1988...

From the bikeboom Peugeot French catalogs, 1988 was Carbon and 531P, the Columbus SLX doesn’t show up till 1989 as ‘Dolomites’.
...
01-22-23, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By santa fe 2926

Peugeot Dolomites 1987

A purchase from EBay.Fr, 215 euros, including shipping. All English threads, 26.4 seatpost, 22.2 stem. Transferred a Mavic group from unrideable Mercian. Except couldn’t remove Mavic bottom bracket...
01-22-23, 05:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By mschwett

Cyclists in the real world are so generous/thoughtful

today i had a (semi-self-induced) mechanical in an area without cell service, and didn't have the quick-link pliers needed to resolve it. was hammering a descent pretty hard (for me), approx 40mph...
01-22-23, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By SkinGriz

Many US cities would use a 24.5% tax rate to...

Many US cities would use a 24.5% tax rate to bribe some MNC to build a factory in their town… then complain about wealth inequality the next election cycle.
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By unterhausen

I have never run 28 spokes, only 32. The...

I have never run 28 spokes, only 32. The problems I have had with spoke breakage on properly built wheels were due to bad spokes, so you may be okay assuming your wheelbuilder knows how to use a...
01-22-23, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By rollagain

The cycle-mad city in Finland

Mods, feel free to move this; it's mostly about infrastructure.

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-64354089
01-21-23, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By EVlove

Well if you have to ask... ;)

Well if you have to ask... ;)
01-21-23, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By juvela

----- thanks so much for this fine news! ...

-----

thanks so much for this fine news! :thumb:

..recall lusting over the examples in the Portuesi catalogue back in the day...just realized that were fifty yar in the rearview mirror :eek:...
01-21-23, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 648
Posted By cb400bill

Thread moved to 50+ P&I.

Thread moved to 50+ P&I.
01-21-23, 03:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 936
Posted By MoAlpha

Agree. I have replaced a lot of hex head bolts on...

Agree. I have replaced a lot of hex head bolts on bike parts with equivalent items from my local marine chandler (where I spend far too much time and money for other reasons). They don’t corrode.
01-21-23, 12:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 648
Posted By gobicycling

One of my better docs told me "I don't treat...

One of my better docs told me "I don't treat xrays. I treat symptoms.".
And you need good strong back muscles to hold the spine together.
01-21-23, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By Wright Bros

I've painted over chrome many times by just...

I've painted over chrome many times by just cleaning it with alcohol and painting. It never peels and in fact it pretty hard to remove but when you do the chrome looks brand new underneath if you...
01-21-23, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By Bianchigirll

I think you need fancy primers or something ...

I think you need fancy primers or something

https://tse3.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.j4f7AoXjy0Qyha3wa0j-BgHaHa&pid=Api&P=0
01-21-23, 09:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 936
Posted By Bald Paul

If you're using a carbon seatpost to save some...

If you're using a carbon seatpost to save some weight, why not go with titanium bolts? No rust, and lighter than stainless steel. Yes, they cost more, but if you're going with a $260 seatpost,...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-21-23, 05:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 588
Posted By dsaul

A shot of my first frame build and some of the...

A shot of my first frame build and some of the basic tools that I used. Building a lugged frame with the same size seat and down tube made the fixturing easier. The frame turned out great and I rode...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-20-23, 01:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 588
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

My first frames and forks used a bench vise, a...

My first frames and forks used a bench vise, a good wheel and a C clamp. The frame or fork was held in a tube block in the vise. The wheel (ft or rear) was clamped to the bench top via the C clamp....
Forum: Framebuilders
01-19-23, 08:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 588
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The first 8 frames I did were based on a full...

The first 8 frames I did were based on a full scale drawing, taped to the floor. A few squares (adjustable wood worker versions are fine), bench vise and files and you're off to the races. I would...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-19-23, 05:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 588
Posted By unterhausen

I have never pinned. I built my tandem and a...

I have never pinned. I built my tandem and a lugged frame without a fixture. I had fixturing to keep the bb shell perpendicular to the seat tube, but it's not essential. Then build the hockey stick...
01-19-23, 04:37 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,924
Posted By genejockey

My pump is a Lezyne Road Drive that's similar to...

My pump is a Lezyne Road Drive that's similar to that one. It works, and it'll do a pretty high pressure - EVENTUALLY! It takes A LOT of strokes! When I'm close to the pressure I want, I do 20...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-19-23, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 588
Posted By squirtdad

building without a jig

What would minimal needs be to build with out a jig?
Assuming good flat surface but what else?
and assembly methods? i.e pinned lug method?

been toying with doing a build for years, happy...
01-19-23, 12:50 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,924
Posted By VegasJen

The bane of my existence, and probably the source...

The bane of my existence, and probably the source of greater than 80% of all the punctures I've ever had have been the steel belts from auto tires. I know that's not what you meant, but that has been...
01-17-23, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By 79pmooney

I'll second the above. FD shifting when friction...

I'll second the above. FD shifting when friction is pretty darn simple. You need a slack enough cable that the FD can relax completely for downshifts. (And you hardly need a barrel adjust to...
01-16-23, 01:52 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,738
Posted By Trakhak

Not a capped bottle. The 24-oz. Gatorade bottle...

Not a capped bottle. The 24-oz. Gatorade bottle comes with what's variously referred to as a sport top, twist top, etc. You can leave the twist top on the bottle open while riding.
...
Forum: Touring
01-14-23, 09:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 509
Posted By ThermionicScott

Are you locking your elbows when you ride? ...

Are you locking your elbows when you ride? That's a sure way to get neck and shoulder pain. Keep 'em loose!
Forum: Touring
01-14-23, 08:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 509
Posted By Miele Man

I have an adjustable quill stem on a couple of my...

I have an adjustable quill stem on a couple of my bikes along with a drop handlebar. I like t hat I can raise or lower the stem for different conditions although if the change in height is a fair bit...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-14-23, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By tilsover

StandOver

When you stop on a narrow trail and your feet sink a foot deeper than your tires -- standover becomes real important!

...
01-13-23, 12:00 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,162
Posted By Polaris OBark

$14K is chump change for the intended audience. ...

$14K is chump change for the intended audience. If people buy them, then they are priced according to perceived value. If they don't sell, then they are over-priced.
01-12-23, 11:37 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,162
Posted By vonfilm

How can a $14,000 bicycle possibly be worth the money?

I was in a bicycle shop the other day when I noticed 3 Specialized Carbon racing bikes hanging in the front window with.$14,000 price tags. I guess they weighed about 16 pounds each.

Listen...
01-12-23, 06:08 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,738
Posted By Trakhak

Sorry to continue the thread, but: For the...

Sorry to continue the thread, but:

For the last 20 years or so I've bought 24-oz bottles of Gatorade to use on the bike. Clear, with a twist-open nozzle, fits snugly in a bottle cage. Cost is...
01-12-23, 05:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 911
Posted By Robvolz

My blind, mostly deaf bike shop friend….

He strikes again! Calls me up, says he was doing some cleaning and next time I'm in rural Oregon, stop by say hi.

I know he likes his crisp German wines, so grab a nice Kabinet and head his way.
...
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