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07-21-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 438
Posted By polymorphself

Thanks. I considered it but the note on the...

Thanks. I considered it but the note on the report page always deters me from using it for anything other than what it says:

ďNote: This is ONLY to be used to report spam, advertising messages,...
07-18-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,230
Posted By Kabuki12

I have a few, 1972 Windsor Profesional, 1982...

I have a few, 1972 Windsor Profesional, 1982 Medici Pro Strada with Campy SR, 1973 Super Mondia Special, late 70’s Kabuki Diamond Formula which I bought new and was the best bike I could afford at...
07-18-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,230
Posted By cudak888

I know that our BF C&V group has wonderful...

I know that our BF C&V group has wonderful members who won't use their bikes as a means of ego tripping - but flippers and my-collection-is-better-than-your-collection types coming through Google in...
07-09-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,449
Posted By onyerleft

If Silca can be sold to American Josh Poertman,...

If Silca can be sold to American Josh Poertman, then Cinelli can also be sold to an American. Just sayin.'
07-01-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 535
Posted By Broctoon

Galvanized (zinc plated) hardware is the cheapest...

Galvanized (zinc plated) hardware is the cheapest and shortest lasting.

Cadmium plated, which has sort of a bright yellow finish, is next up.

Stainless, the most expensive stuff, tends to be...
06-12-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,713
Posted By preventec47

The diameter/circumference of the outer edge of...

The diameter/circumference of the outer edge of the rim does not determine the tightness when installing a tire. If the depth to the bottom of the inner part of the
rim is greater, then on the...
05-06-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,713
Posted By pdlamb

For the record, this sounds like a bad idea to...

For the record, this sounds like a bad idea to me. But this is even more concerning:



When I get down to less than 1 mm of tire bead overhanging the rim, I'm done. One more push and it's on. ...
03-13-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,297
Posted By canklecat

If you don't have any cable liner handy, a cotton...

If you don't have any cable liner handy, a cotton swab with hollow plastic stem will do. That's what I use on my bikes after my last bit of cable liner ran out. Snip off the cotton ball ends. The...
02-24-21, 11:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,018
Posted By SurferRosa

"Time spent with cats is never wasted."

"Time spent with cats is never wasted."
02-19-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,870
Posted By texaspandj

Shame on Shimano for making quality, inexpensive,...

Shame on Shimano for making quality, inexpensive, dependable, components that allow us to take them for granted.
Chevys and buicks helped build this land.
Ferrari= campagnola IS way more than a...
02-19-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,771
Posted By Trakhak

For those who continue to offer hold-my-beer tips...

For those who continue to offer hold-my-beer tips after niswanger had already agreed with the idea of redirecting his refurbishing efforts where they would actually do some good: please don't attempt...
02-16-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,762
Posted By caloso

1) If you're changing the cassette, there's no...

1) If you're changing the cassette, there's no drawback to putting on a fresh chain. In fact, if your current chain is worn, you'll have poor performance with the new cassette and will likely wear...
02-16-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,074
Posted By drewfio

I followed up, and indeed the stays were out of...

I followed up, and indeed the stays were out of alignment laterally. My original string test was inaccurate. So they secured the frame and gently bent the stays back into place.
02-14-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,093
Posted By tyrion

Make it up in volume.

Make it up in volume.
02-12-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 670
Posted By mdarnton

Riding John Malkovich.

Riding John Malkovich.
02-09-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,426
Posted By dsbrantjr

Brakes and tires are the last places I would cut...

Brakes and tires are the last places I would cut corners.
02-09-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 813
Posted By '02 nrs

Wrong-cup on nds will not unscrew if tool is...

Wrong-cup on nds will not unscrew if tool is tight to the axle.:50:
02-06-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,310
Posted By sweeks

Here is the missing part! :D ...

Here is the missing part! :D

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From the Escher Cycle Werks. ;-)
01-31-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,151
Posted By ascherer

Rags are processed, unnatural and have a huge...

Rags are processed, unnatural and have a huge carbon footprint. I go to the source and use humanely raised pastured grass-fed gluten-free full-body sheep for my polishing needs!...
01-31-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,151
Posted By big chainring

Get my rags from Rivendell. Finest Egyptian...

Get my rags from Rivendell. Finest Egyptian cotton, hand woven on centuries old looms by centuries old Egyptians.
01-31-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,151
Posted By big chainring

Just plain old oil on a rag

I was gifted this Gitane from a friend/collector. He picked it up a while back on CL. He never got around to cleaning it up and I showed interest in it. Typical bike boom bike. Probably sat unused...
01-30-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,824
Posted By curbtender

You think he got the crank off?

You think he got the crank off?
01-28-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,734
Posted By Philly Tandem

I work for a European company that typically has...

I work for a European company that typically has a lot of employees traveling around the world. The guidance we've heard repeatedly is not to expect European travel to open up much, if at all, is...
01-27-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,762
Posted By DaveSSS

You're welcome, but you still can't be sure if...

You're welcome, but you still can't be sure if any of that is true. Someone else seems to think that a PE license is needed to understand or advise on chain length. The park tool website has lots...
01-27-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,762
Posted By HillRider

Not that it matters but I have both a BS and MS...

Not that it matters but I have both a BS and MS in Chemical Engineering and a PE license in PA. So there! :notamused:

Anyway, the big-big+1" method is safer if you have exceeded the rear...
01-23-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 9,015
Posted By bargo68

Drope the hamer. It's when your attack is so...

Drope the hamer.

It's when your attack is so badass you forget how to spell.
01-23-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 9,015
Posted By southpawboston

I didn't know this one but google solved it: ...

I didn't know this one but google solved it:

"DKO" flippers: I coined the term DKO on bike forums several years ago to describe those flippers out there that find bikes cheap, do the bare minimum,...
01-16-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 356
Posted By non-fixie

Correct: ...

Correct:

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01-15-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,734
Posted By CaliTexan

In USA, the numbers are better than some might...

In USA, the numbers are better than some might think. We have had 23 million "test-confirmed" cases of Covid-19. The best guess is that for each person who tested positive, there are between 5 and 10...
01-14-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,551
Posted By IsleRide

I've done both but usually bottom to top finished...

I've done both but usually bottom to top finished with twine. I've actually started top and bottom when doing a harlequin design with two colors top and bottom and solid around the brakes tucking...
01-13-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By mstateglfr

Pour one out for RT

Just saw he is perma-banned.
I didn't agree with most of his off topic comments, but the guy was super generous and has helped countless people enjoy this hobby.
...
01-12-21, 12:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,159
Posted By canklecat

Ditto, Bill's suggestion. I did that a couple of...

Ditto, Bill's suggestion. I did that a couple of years ago for a donor wheelset from a friend to replace one damaged when a car hit me. The front wheel was fine but the rear was off a bit. It rode...
01-09-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 9,962
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

? :foo: Maybe $4.20? :innocent:

? :foo:
Maybe $4.20? :innocent:
01-08-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 658
Posted By SJX426

I am surprised Suntour Superbe/Pro is not...

I am surprised Suntour Superbe/Pro is not mentioned. The Pro's are excellent brakes with the right pads and levers. I have a set on the Trek760 and they stop as well as most of the DP calipers I have.
01-07-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 9,962
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Bloody hell, is the contradiction and irony of...

Bloody hell, is the contradiction and irony of all of this lost on you? You spend considerable time researching and writing about a subject that you say is boring to you and is also obscure (thus...
01-07-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 9,962
Posted By BFisher

This thread is unfortunate. The topic could have...

This thread is unfortunate. The topic could have been presented differently and likely would have garnered valuable discussion. Someone has doubts about the origins of certain bicycles, and for good...
01-06-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,018
Posted By Phil_gretz

I sell a lot of bikes. Each time I sell one, I...

I sell a lot of bikes. Each time I sell one, I hand the complete stack of bills to my wife to deposit. I also keep my number of bikes to a reasonable level. At least, I think that it's reasonable....
01-06-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 9,962
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Neal, I read your post late last night and headed...

Neal, I read your post late last night and headed to bed. Your information haunted my thoughts and kept me awake. Mostly it was the picture of brodycycle 's all white, nearly devoid of decals,Tano...
01-05-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,018
Posted By mstateglfr

You have 1 bike and want to go to 2?...2 bikes...

You have 1 bike and want to go to 2?...2 bikes really doesnt take up much more room than 1. Just store em in opposite directions and its like an extra couple of feet width wise.
In a condo, I...
01-05-21, 01:24 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 9,962
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

While the endeavor of helping to correct an...

While the endeavor of helping to correct an element of bicycle serial number history and categorization is noble, (with cited text, quotes, etc) the premise's (which was fine) introductory sentence...
01-04-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 880
Posted By Nubra

Hmm, started thinking...I just assumed that the...

Hmm, started thinking...I just assumed that the drive side spindle was the longer one. Isn't that the case with asymmetric spindles? To compensate for the wider driveside, with the chainrings? The...
01-04-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 880
Posted By Nubra

RE: I think that I am seeing thicker spacers...

RE: I think that I am seeing thicker spacers between the bigger chainrings than between the small and middle ring(???).
I check spacers when on disassembly. They were the same.

RE: I always find...
01-04-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 880
Posted By JohnDThompson

This is not unusual, especially if the frame has...

This is not unusual, especially if the frame has short chainstays and/or a large tooth count difference between inner and middle rings. The small-small gear combination is to be avoided anyway (as is...
12-29-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 24,309
Posted By gugie

Finally found a good reason to use the "like"...

Finally found a good reason to use the "like" button, and I encourage using it on this thread.

I'd recommend not slamming someone else's post on this one, this is what bothers you more than it...
12-29-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 24,309
Posted By steelbikeguy

something that bugs me, but I know it is just...

something that bugs me, but I know it is just something that works for the owner/rider, is routing the toe strap through the little loop in the buckle, thus preventing the strap from being tightened...
12-28-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 833
Posted By panzerwagon

I just want to point out that my 1055 hub...

I just want to point out that my 1055 hub originally came with the dual UG/HG compatible bodies, with threads for both UG and HG cassettes. OPís photo is not inconsistent with that type.

Iíve also...
12-28-20, 03:54 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,188
Posted By randyjawa

This is the start of where the shipment went...

This is the start of where the shipment went wrong - simple human error and we (human beings) error things up all the time. Blaming the shipping process is unfair, in my opinion. And the target...
12-27-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 833
Posted By dddd

Another issue with swapping freehub bodies is...

Another issue with swapping freehub bodies is incompatibility of the axle and sealing hardware of one hub with any different FH body.
So I always keep the original axle hardware and freehub body...
12-27-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,752
Posted By TimmyT

Glaciologist checking in here. Retreat is...

Glaciologist checking in here.

Retreat is south to north. The advance maxes out 22-18 thousand years ago. While I don't recall the exact history for Maine, it's probably fully deglaciated by...
12-24-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By xiaoman1

Hoping for a merry christmas for everyone

This undoubtedly is a very different holiday than any of us have experienced in our liftime/s.
All those around us are struggling, managing and coping but the new year is ahead and with that there...
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