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06-16-21, 04:58 PM
06-16-21, 04:43 PM
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Views: 606
Posted By old's'cool

Years ago, when I was temporarily quartered at...

Years ago, when I was temporarily quartered at the north end of Naperville near Warrenville, I regularly rode the Prairie Path all the way to downtown Aurora on my road bikes and didn't have any...
06-16-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By old's'cool

Being the cheap bastard that I am, I've been...

Being the cheap bastard that I am, I've been known to transfer a rim with a smaller ERD to an existing wheel and re-use the existing spokes by changing from 3-cross to 4 cross. It was just an...
06-04-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,948
Posted By old's'cool

Now I want to see a Salvador Dali painting of a...

Now I want to see a Salvador Dali painting of a bicycle
05-18-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 48,481
Posted By old's'cool

Now that's cool! I hope the twins are in good...

Now that's cool!
I hope the twins are in good standing with each other. Their DNA is not even consecutive, it's identical (assuming identical twins).
04-26-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,715
Posted By old's'cool

So as not to beat a dead horse, short answer, it...

So as not to beat a dead horse, short answer, it depends (since this has been adequately answered in more detail, above).
For sure no metal structure I can imagine will get stiffer with use, and if...
04-25-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By old's'cool

I bought my Empire Professional in Spring 1976...

I bought my Empire Professional in Spring 1976 from the Happy Outdoorsman sporting goods store on Pembina Highway in Winnipeg. Pretty decent specs for the price... double butted High Tensile tubes...
04-25-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,715
Posted By old's'cool

Sorry, the only accurate details in your post are...

Sorry, the only accurate details in your post are yes, Aluminium is how the British and other nationalities refer to what is called Aluminum in the US, and yes, there is a thing called work...
04-25-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 704
Posted By old's'cool

In my experience, Paselas - somewhat delicate ...

In my experience,
Paselas - somewhat delicate
Ribmos - tough

My butt can't tell the difference in ride characteristics. I guess my butt isn't very delicate.
I currently use Paselas only in 27"...
04-07-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,035
Posted By old's'cool

guess what I tried to put as a acronym meaning...

guess what I tried to put as a acronym meaning usual method starting with S
04-06-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,035
Posted By old's'cool

I found a specific tire and rim combination that...

I found a specific tire and rim combination that did not work together. Unfortunately, it is a matter of trial and error, and the tube extrusion scenario can happen several hours or even days after...
03-28-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By old's'cool

I have a Suntour Cyclone RD that started to...

I have a Suntour Cyclone RD that started to underperform which turned out to be due to a broken parallelogram spring. On initial examination of the mechanism, I despaired of a reasonable disassembly...
03-24-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 529
Posted By old's'cool

I have a half step plus granny formula I've been...

I have a half step plus granny formula I've been using for the past several years, but due to the growing scarcity of vintage freewheels and sprockets, if I shared it, I would have to kill you.;)
03-22-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1,204
Views: 257,888
Posted By old's'cool

Rita Hayworth had staying power. Still hot in...

Rita Hayworth had staying power. Still hot in the late 50s, in Pal Joey, for instance.
03-22-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By old's'cool

I suggest you wear a helmet.

I suggest you wear a helmet.
03-22-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By old's'cool

If you look for it, there is usually an early...

If you look for it, there is usually an early version of today's electronic anything... e.g. automatic transmission, telephone dialling, aircraft autopilot, military bombsight/gunnery computer,...
03-20-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By old's'cool

so, why didn't it catch on?

so, why didn't it catch on?
03-07-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,411
Posted By old's'cool

Most likely what is bonding the cable to the...

Most likely what is bonding the cable to the shifter is a combination of iron oxide and aluminum oxide. You need a solvent that dissolves one or both of these without attacking the parent aluminum.
01-24-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 614
Posted By old's'cool

don't have the link handy but I've never had any...

don't have the link handy but I've never had any difficulty finding triple spacers of suitable thickness on Amazon. I suggest button head allen screws of suitable length; if your hardware store...
01-20-21, 05:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,095
Posted By old's'cool

thook is on to something. In conjunction with...

thook is on to something. In conjunction with any/all of the above, try putting the whole works in the freezer for a while then re-attempt separation.
12-29-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,333
Posted By old's'cool

"for a few dollars more" you might get PastorBob...

"for a few dollars more" you might get PastorBob to send you back the Atom freewheel with exactly the ratios you want ;)
12-15-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,114
Posted By old's'cool

I agree, but since bulk kerosene is available at...

I agree, but since bulk kerosene is available at my local filling station that is my preference, as the odour is much more benign, and the price premium is not enough to matter considering the...
12-15-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,268
Posted By old's'cool

Molecules of N2 and O2, and gases in general can...

Molecules of N2 and O2, and gases in general can and will diffuse through rubber and other membranes. The thinner the membrane, the faster they can escape to the atmosphere or low pressure side of...
12-09-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,316
Posted By old's'cool

Coincidentally, I bike commuted to the office...

Coincidentally, I bike commuted to the office today, which has become uncommon lately due to Covid, and the time of year. I was cognizant of the sun setting at 4:20pm (41.63 deg. N here) but was...
11-30-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,968
Posted By old's'cool

Good luck with that. I have a Superbe FD sitting...

Good luck with that. I have a Superbe FD sitting in a box as it won't shift a triple.
11-09-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,176
Posted By old's'cool

welcome to the party

welcome to the party
10-13-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,018
Posted By old's'cool

If you read my post carefully, I never disagreed...

If you read my post carefully, I never disagreed with the contention that larger idlers reduce losses. I only contend that the infrared imaging is inconclusive as to the relative magnitude of losses...
10-12-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,018
Posted By old's'cool

Interesting... While it (i.e. the infrared video)...

Interesting... While it (i.e. the infrared video) shows the temperature, and you mention a correlation with link angularity, it does not follow that this is a causal correlation. it is highly likely...
09-15-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,739
Posted By old's'cool

I have a 1974 Laser, that, I'm sorry to say, I...

I have a 1974 Laser, that, I'm sorry to say, I haven't gotten wet right way up since 2011 or so. I also have a "Frankenbyte", i.e. a Byte hull with Laser sail and rigging, for the most part, but...
09-13-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,970
Posted By old's'cool

...Which is Peter Sellers :innocent:

...Which is Peter Sellers :innocent:
09-03-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,632
Posted By old's'cool

Hey, that would be a great tie-breaker in the...

Hey, that would be a great tie-breaker in the event of a dead heat at the finish line... farthest bike toss FTW!!!
09-03-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By old's'cool

...Depending on which way the current is flowing...

...Depending on which way the current is flowing (between the two metals), you might also weld them together.
09-03-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By old's'cool

Well, when you put an electrolyte in contact with...

Well, when you put an electrolyte in contact with two dissimilar metals, one will eat the other. Adding an external EMF source will probably accelerate the process.
09-02-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,632
Posted By old's'cool

Regarding crashworthiness/rider protection, I'm...

Regarding crashworthiness/rider protection, I'm not seeing the reinforced tub protecting the rider. Can someone please point it out?
08-31-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,804
Posted By old's'cool

A premise has been made, that the tubes of a...

A premise has been made, that the tubes of a frame triangle provide compliance by bowing, i.e. pre-buckling, which I question. A mathematical analysis would show how much bowing would be needed to...
08-26-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1,204
Views: 257,888
Posted By old's'cool

Tough guy. Reminds me of the guide we had on an 8...

Tough guy. Reminds me of the guide we had on an 8 day high school canoe trip in Quetico Park; every portage, he carried a 40lb canoe pack in front around his neck, another 40lb canoe pack in back...
08-26-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By old's'cool

I have an 86 ST400. Since there is a...

I have an 86 ST400. Since there is a through-hole in the downtube for the shifter bosses, you should be able to fabricate something pretty readily to mount a set of aftermarket shifter cable posts. ...
08-25-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By old's'cool

If you're at all mechanically inclined, you could...

If you're at all mechanically inclined, you could try straightening them yourself. The idea is to exactly reverse the forces that got them bent. You have to improvise with tools you have at hand,...
08-22-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,222
Posted By old's'cool

Welcome to the forum, Sean. Perhaps you could...

Welcome to the forum, Sean.
Perhaps you could give us more specific idea of your goals for the replacement wheel... As close as possible to original, period correct, best bang for the buck or?......
08-17-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By old's'cool

"C'est brutal, mais c'est marché"

"C'est brutal, mais c'est marché"
08-17-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 800
Posted By old's'cool

A machine shop in addition to cycle works,...

A machine shop in addition to cycle works, offering automatically produced turnings according to pattern or drawing, up to 48mm diameter.
08-17-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By old's'cool

Considering the smallest chainring for a 110mm...

Considering the smallest chainring for a 110mm BCD "compact" double is in the low 30s, the cheapest solution is probably that. There should be compact doubles falling from the trees on Ebay (not to...
07-31-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,766
Posted By old's'cool

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07-26-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,766
Posted By old's'cool

That's kinda how I see it. I don't remember any...

That's kinda how I see it. I don't remember any stories from our heroes BITD whining about brakes, so I guess they were good enough. Weinmanns, and other decent vintage brakes, are certainly good...
07-25-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,766
Posted By old's'cool

The beauty of a bicycle is its simplicity and...

The beauty of a bicycle is its simplicity and robustness. When unnecessary complications are introduced, the simplicity and robustness are sacrificed.
07-25-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,766
Posted By old's'cool

As were derailleurs ;)

As were derailleurs ;)
07-23-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,795
Posted By old's'cool

That's interesting. Can you describe a real life...

That's interesting. Can you describe a real life typical cycling mission where that is valid?
Second point, by "sufficient", I mean able to lock the wheel (obviously not what you want to do, but it...
07-23-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,795
Posted By old's'cool

That's a good reason for preferring dual pivots...

That's a good reason for preferring dual pivots or other system that requires relatively low squeezing force for a given deceleration. I'm happy to say that my cycling "walk of life" rarely requires...
07-22-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,795
Posted By old's'cool

At the risk of derailling the thread, for me,...

At the risk of derailling the thread, for me, cycling is about going, not stopping. Weinmann Vainquer or any decent brand single pivot sidepull are sufficient for the stopping part, for me, whether...
07-21-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,766
Posted By old's'cool

Takes an engineer :rolleyes::beer:

Takes an engineer :rolleyes::beer:
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