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02-02-24, 03:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,383
Posted By Bad Lag

Wah Hoo!

Wah Hoo!
01-31-24, 01:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,390
Posted By Bad Lag

mpetry showed you the behavior of steel subjected...

mpetry showed you the behavior of steel subjected to high loads - how much can I strain it one time before it stretches or cracks?

Here is the other type of behavior - fatigue due to low-level,...
01-16-24, 02:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,186
Posted By Bad Lag

Link to Amazon...

Link to Amazon...
01-13-24, 11:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,186
Posted By Bad Lag

Update On New Chain

I bought an IZUMI chain a while ago for use on my 5 speed freewheel. I've been using it for about 2 months now. My expectations were low because of the low price. I was wrong. It has been great....
12-28-23, 10:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,978
Posted By Bad Lag

You did a great job!

You did a great job!
12-22-23, 12:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Posted By Bad Lag

I'll bet you a buck there is a stress riser in...

I'll bet you a buck there is a stress riser in the seat clamp that means all the loading happens at the back, right where it broke. It isn't the seat (or seats), it's the clamp.

Inspect it...
12-21-23, 03:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By Bad Lag

As the load goes up, so should inflation...

As the load goes up, so should inflation pressure. I sincerely doubt you will overload your tires but you could easily under-inflate them.

Be sure your spokes are properly tensioned (uniformity...
12-17-23, 07:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,765
Posted By Bad Lag

I'm going to make a hand-held jammer. That's...

I'm going to make a hand-held jammer.

That's wicked, I know, and I won't really do it. It is just a curmudgeonly response to stuff like this.
12-17-23, 07:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,765
Posted By Bad Lag

... where the want is for them to sell you...

... where the want is for them to sell you something "new and improved".
12-17-23, 03:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,765
Posted By Bad Lag

What's next: self-driving, electric powered...

What's next: self-driving, electric powered bicycle.


Why even bother?
12-15-23, 11:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,124
Posted By Bad Lag

Is this as simple as the asymmetric spindle is...

Is this as simple as the asymmetric spindle is installed backwards?
12-13-23, 11:26 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,086
Posted By Bad Lag

Link to Izumi Chain...

Link to Izumi Chain (https://www.izumichain.com/all-chains/410c)

410C
from $20.99

All the style and durability of the 410 in a chain made for 5-6 speed bicycles. Pick the striking Jet...
12-13-23, 12:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,086
Posted By Bad Lag

I've been riding with the new chain and freewheel...

I've been riding with the new chain and freewheel for a month now.

The new IZUMI chain has been great! This chain is so quiet, I'm not sure I've ever had one so quiet before.

It is so quiet, it...
12-13-23, 12:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,042
Posted By Bad Lag

Quality Sew Ups 21613 Talisman Torrence, Ca...

Quality Sew Ups
21613 Talisman
Torrence, Ca 90503

This is/was a private residence which is still there.

Oddly, Talisman is a street which runs in a generally north-south direction and should...
12-07-23, 01:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,004
Posted By Bad Lag

"Scathing critique"? I think not. To me, it...

"Scathing critique"? I think not.

To me, it seems more like a statement of harsh facts, delivered with a smile and a sense of humor. Harsh facts are often best delivered in that way.
12-01-23, 11:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,924
Posted By Bad Lag

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/550x550/tires_wipers3_4b01c55254b8d8057af2f45a1635a60e8e8a7d75.jpg
11-28-23, 12:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,536
Posted By Bad Lag

Motorcycles and motorcycling are fun but bicycles...

Motorcycles and motorcycling are fun but bicycles are better. On a bicycle, you get great exercise. That's something you don't get on a motor-powered cycle.
11-27-23, 07:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,086
Posted By Bad Lag

The wheels I am riding are almost 40 years old -...

The wheels I am riding are almost 40 years old - MAVIC MA2 rims on Performance Bike sealed bearing hubs. They remain rock solid but it is just a matter of time.

I have some VO rims in the rafters,...
11-25-23, 12:00 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,536
Posted By Bad Lag

I'm really lusting after one of these. They are...

I'm really lusting after one of these. They are reproductions of board track racers from way back when (1920' and 1930's). So, they are very C&V.

...
11-24-23, 06:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,086
Posted By Bad Lag

I've spent the last month focused on the drive...

I've spent the last month focused on the drive train while riding. It was either the broken crank, the replacement crank, the noises, the grinding, the freewheel or the chain. .

The recent rides...
11-23-23, 11:18 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,086
Posted By Bad Lag

Yes, thanks to you and the others, this bike has...

Yes, thanks to you and the others, this bike has been repaired, test ridden and is ready to ride.

Yesterday, I installed a new chain and an almost new, 5 speed Dura Ace freewheel...
11-19-23, 06:23 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,086
Posted By Bad Lag

Oh, now THAT is a real possibility. These are...

Oh, now THAT is a real possibility. These are sealed bearing wheels but they are plastic and old.

Bad Lag scrambles off to order some replacement wheels.
11-10-23, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By Bad Lag

Purportedly, a 1964 Stingray: ...

Purportedly, a 1964 Stingray:
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1800x1756/1699635472_6d8326888b1e13bcad43eb2c37dc694c8232f6f3.jpeg
11-09-23, 11:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By Bad Lag

These are some of my favorites. They do start as...

These are some of my favorites. They do start as bicycles but...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/639x415/2_75669fe8fd592648ec30c36523751f69eee2af53.jpg...
11-05-23, 04:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,585
Posted By Bad Lag

I have not tried that chain. I will take your...

I have not tried that chain. I will take your question as a suggestion and order one. They are ~$20 on Amazon.
10-23-23, 12:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,646
Posted By Bad Lag

I was looking and looking and looking, then I saw...

I was looking and looking and looking, then I saw what was there all along.

WOW! I guess he found the creak.
10-21-23, 02:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,815
Posted By Bad Lag

"Scott" who? I have no idea to whom you refer....

"Scott" who? I have no idea to whom you refer. There were MANY sellers of dust caps most of whom were selling for the prices like the one I mentioned.

Also, I don't feel "defensive" about this...
10-21-23, 11:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,815
Posted By Bad Lag

I don't think I "bad mouthed" anyone. I was...

I don't think I "bad mouthed" anyone. I was complaining about a price, not a person.

Also, it was not I referered to a seller in Oregon, or was it on ebay, and their difficulties in dealing with...
10-20-23, 01:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,815
Posted By Bad Lag

Many sincere thanks for all the offers but I have...

Many sincere thanks for all the offers but I have already ordered from SOMA.

My Tale -

I thought I'd refresh the grease while I had the pedals off. Of course, I instantly dropped two ball...
10-19-23, 09:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,815
Posted By Bad Lag

I'm thinking of making some replacements using...

I'm thinking of making some replacements using the caps of champagne bottles or beer bottle caps epoxy-bonded to an inexpensive dust cap.
10-19-23, 12:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 982
Posted By Bad Lag

Oh, I've got it! Melt it out. Oh,... no,.......

Oh, I've got it! Melt it out. Oh,... no,.... wait a minute, don't do that.

If you get it hot enough, it will expand but lose all its strength. You should be able to do a pull through.
10-18-23, 03:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 982
Posted By Bad Lag

Let me go one further, which is probably...

Let me go one further, which is probably overkill, ream it out.

Even a braided steel cable (brake cable) can be spun by a drill motor. If the little fitting has cutting edges on it, it will...
10-18-23, 03:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 982
Posted By Bad Lag

The "pull through" technique is equivalent to a...

The "pull through" technique is equivalent to a push, in terms of mechanics - the fitting pushes on the housing. It is just that the force is applied to the fitting by a pull.
10-18-23, 03:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 982
Posted By Bad Lag

Steel shrinks very little. Plastics shrink a LOT.

Steel shrinks very little. Plastics shrink a LOT.
10-18-23, 12:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 982
Posted By Bad Lag

Don't use heat, use the absence of heat (cold) -...

Don't use heat, use the absence of heat (cold) - freeze spray. Get it super cold.

Plastics shrink hugely when they are cold. They also get stiffer. Silicone oils do not freeze when cold - spray...
10-14-23, 11:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,602
Posted By Bad Lag

Pfft! What's "barbaric" are those bolts and...

Pfft!

What's "barbaric" are those bolts and washers used by Johno69. THOSE are barbaric.
10-13-23, 11:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,602
Posted By Bad Lag

I have an inexpensive leather punch and would use...

I have an inexpensive leather punch and would use that. It is fast and cuts clean holes and is easy to use for the side of a saddle. Placement is not as precise as I might like, so I would work out...
10-10-23, 03:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,136
Posted By Bad Lag

Is Willow different than Red Clover? At...

Is Willow different than Red Clover?

At first, I thought the OP's triple was made using a Red Clover ring.

Red Clover -
...
10-08-23, 03:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,206
Posted By Bad Lag

THE OP SPEAKS - If you want to discuss chain...

THE OP SPEAKS - If you want to discuss chain lubrication, go elsewhere. The topic of this thread is finding a suitable replacement chain - the hardware.
10-03-23, 11:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,309
Posted By Bad Lag

Looking at the freewheel, I'd guess the prior...

Looking at the freewheel, I'd guess the prior owner liked to pedal with a slooooooow cadence. :)

What a great find. The wheels/rims,... what can I say? Wow!


There were two other bikes shown a...
10-03-23, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,193
Posted By Bad Lag

My major contribution - they are stamped not...

My major contribution - they are stamped not engraved.

Nonetheless, the bars are really nice.
10-02-23, 01:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,408
Posted By Bad Lag

Zombie thread or not, the very first component I...

Zombie thread or not, the very first component I ever upgraded was to a Campagnolo two-bolt seat post from a transverse single bolt design.
09-29-23, 11:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,199
Posted By Bad Lag

My opinions - E-bikes are not bicycles. ...

My opinions -

E-bikes are not bicycles. They are motor vehicles and should be treated as such.

There should not be special definitions and provisions for them in the vehicle code. Just follow...
09-29-23, 10:10 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,792
Posted By Bad Lag

This is an interesting thread. It is refining and...

This is an interesting thread. It is refining and redefining my concepts of BikeForums.com and all because of chain lubrication.

More on oil - it is also subject to centrifugal forces as it wraps...
09-24-23, 11:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,038
Posted By Bad Lag

The damage is so obvious, why is this even a...

The damage is so obvious, why is this even a question?
09-20-23, 11:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 667
Posted By Bad Lag

When one is unsure, it is always best to wait...

When one is unsure, it is always best to wait until you have the parts in your hands to know for sure.

Did I say that correctly? :)
09-19-23, 03:43 PM
Replies: 846
Views: 111,407
Posted By Bad Lag

Me, too, it is just so easy to swap tubes. ...

Me, too, it is just so easy to swap tubes.

You just have to be sure you've removed whatever it was that caused the puncture in the first place. :)

Now, for the mystery - my last flat was...
09-19-23, 03:36 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 31,994
Posted By Bad Lag

Congratulations to all who attended!

Congratulations to all who attended!
09-19-23, 03:35 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 31,994
Posted By Bad Lag

For me, this is a grail bike. You are lucky.

For me, this is a grail bike. You are lucky.
09-17-23, 11:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,222
Posted By Bad Lag

LoL! I also have a zip tie exactly there on my...

LoL! I also have a zip tie exactly there on my Bob Jackson and for the same purpose. My zip tie is red on my red bike. Red bikes go faster, you know.

Your bike looks great!
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