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11-27-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By nlerner

Nice time capsule! You might consider listing...

Nice time capsule! You might consider listing some sizing specs though it looks like a 25” frame to me. Glwts!
11-26-22, 11:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,539
Posted By nlerner

^ In that scenario, if it had to be one C&V bike...

^ In that scenario, if it had to be one C&V bike (at least at the start) I usually recommend a UJB: ubiqitious Japanese bicycle. Whether Fuji, Univega, Panasonic, Centurion, Miyata and a host of...
11-26-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 19,837
Views: 2,484,957
Posted By nlerner

Got out today in Boston suburbs with three...

Got out today in Boston suburbs with three friends, all of us on old Brit steel. I was on my ‘61 Hetchins:
...
11-26-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,039
Posted By nlerner

Okay, Ill put this one out there: My new...

Okay, Ill put this one out there: My new Fitz--TIG welded, steel,1 1/8 thredless, straight-blade fork and also low trail:
...
11-25-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 540
Posted By nlerner

Probably French threading, so counter clockwise...

Probably French threading, so counter clockwise to loosen.
11-25-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,539
Posted By nlerner

Im assuming you mean me as I dont think anyone...

Im assuming you mean me as I dont think anyone else referred to one:
...
11-24-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 270
Posted By nlerner

I usually use a 118mm BB for TA and Stronglight...

I usually use a 118mm BB for TA and Stronglight doubles.
11-22-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By nlerner

That’s cool. Just the thing for Andy_K’s Huffy...

That’s cool. Just the thing for Andy_K’s Huffy Aerowind project.
11-21-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,734
Posted By nlerner

I agree that the market for buying and selling...

I agree that the market for buying and selling might be what the OP is referring to, but given that the Whered you ride today? thread is a sticky and has nearly 20,000 posts is some evidence a...
11-21-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By nlerner

I’m really happy with my Ollie Pack Seat Bag:...

I’m really happy with my Ollie Pack Seat Bag: https://builtbyswift.com/shop/olliepack-seat-bag/

Got a good test of its waterproof capabilities during last month’s PNW tour:
...
11-21-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,181
Posted By nlerner

The Hetchins I own was repainted by Mercian: ...

The Hetchins I own was repainted by Mercian:

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11-21-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,994
Posted By nlerner

I think I've solved that problem:...

I think I've solved that problem:...
11-19-22, 11:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 641
Posted By nlerner

Can we add this thread to the list of pet peeves?

Can we add this thread to the list of pet peeves?
11-19-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 641
Posted By nlerner

I like bikes

I like bikes
11-17-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 948
Posted By nlerner

Key BF modification: "Some dumbass had a complete...

Key BF modification: "Some dumbass had a complete Cinelli SC listed for $20. I pushed my kids out of the way and ran down there as fast as I could. I offered him $10, and we settled at $15."
11-17-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 948
Posted By nlerner

Yeah, "catch-and-release" is sounding a lot like...

Yeah, "catch-and-release" is sounding a lot like DKO sellers: do some dirt knock off and get it on Craig's List, stat.
11-16-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 948
Posted By nlerner

But I thought BF = bike flippahs?

But I thought BF = bike flippahs?
11-15-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,107
Posted By nlerner

Determining the category of a bicycle based on...

Determining the category of a bicycle based on its components is fraught. In 1988, the primary mass produced bicycles that had canti brakes were mountain bikes. Fwiw, I have a 1974 British-made...
11-15-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,107
Posted By nlerner

I dont think https://rusa.org would agree.

I dont think https://rusa.org would agree.
11-14-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 449
Posted By nlerner

I found a few spare parts for scarlson: ...

I found a few spare parts for scarlson:

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11-14-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,453
Posted By nlerner

I was thinking of something far more literary: ...

I was thinking of something far more literary:

https://youtu.be/1l8Eag9CAFk
11-14-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,897
Posted By nlerner

I suppose I fall in the camp of semi-organized...

I suppose I fall in the camp of semi-organized hoarders. But I'm hoarding not necessarily to own every Ashtabula fork I can find, but because early in my C&V building experience, I was quick to...
11-14-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 546
Posted By nlerner

I'm fairly sure that Jim was on his Raleigh Gran...

I'm fairly sure that Jim was on his Raleigh Gran Sport on that ride (of which I am now proud caretaker!). I was on my orange Ebisu and had a nasty death wobble on the descent heading to that dump...
11-13-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,944
Posted By nlerner

I don't know about that, Bob, but you should...

I don't know about that, Bob, but you should definitely wear this helmet:
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11-13-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By nlerner

Fwiw, many years back I had a 1985 Portage, and...

Fwiw, many years back I had a 1985 Portage, and it had 18.5" chainstays.
11-11-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 19,837
Views: 2,484,957
Posted By nlerner

I took the Milwaukee single speed out today to...

I took the Milwaukee single speed out today to explore forbidden areas:
...
11-11-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,897
Posted By nlerner

Maybe the real question is whether you’re an...

Maybe the real question is whether you’re an organized hoarder or a disorganized hoarder.
11-10-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,944
Posted By nlerner

^ You could certainly fit a lot of bikes with...

^ You could certainly fit a lot of bikes with hammered fenders in that rig!
11-09-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 19,837
Views: 2,484,957
Posted By nlerner

I'm liking it a lot. It's actually lower trail...

I'm liking it a lot. It's actually lower trail than most of the rest that I ride (which is hard to tell with the straight-bladed fork), so that felt a bit off at first, but I got used to it fast....
11-09-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,944
Posted By nlerner

Ah, so this is a "show your bike with hammered...

Ah, so this is a "show your bike with hammered fenders" thread!
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11-09-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,944
Posted By nlerner

Shouldn’t this be in the OP's Pet Peeves thread?

Shouldn’t this be in the OP's Pet Peeves thread?
11-08-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,265
Posted By nlerner

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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11-08-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,453
Posted By nlerner

I did a fair amount of (expensive)...

I did a fair amount of (expensive) experimentation a couple of years ago with modern lightweight saddles on bikes I ride the most, including multi-day tours. The conclusion for my arse is that the...
11-08-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 26,493
Views: 3,850,940
Posted By nlerner

Mike, I have a couple of lamps with slightly...

Mike, I have a couple of lamps with slightly different versions of that bracket:
...
11-08-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 895
Posted By nlerner

Whatever the intent, it's just wrong.

Whatever the intent, it's just wrong.
11-07-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 786
Posted By nlerner

Ah, so the hamster wheel was originally a goat...

Ah, so the hamster wheel was originally a goat wheel! That's a nice bit of historical info.
11-07-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,320
Posted By nlerner

Would that count as a 1x?

Would that count as a 1x?
11-07-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,798
Posted By nlerner

I thought this was the quintessential 70s beer: ...

I thought this was the quintessential 70s beer:
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11-07-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 26,493
Views: 3,850,940
Posted By nlerner

^ I might have one attached to a lamp that I'll...

^ I might have one attached to a lamp that I'll never use. I'll check when I have a chance.
11-07-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,320
Posted By nlerner

Wait, are you sure that wasnt a ghost bike...

Wait, are you sure that wasnt a ghost bike someone put out there for a memorial?
11-07-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,320
Posted By nlerner

Oh, yeah. Get some Sante on that rig, stat. If I...

Oh, yeah. Get some Sante on that rig, stat. If I had any in my bin, I’d be mailing them off to you asap.
11-07-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 785
Posted By nlerner

I had one of those Merlin Ti bikes with the odd...

I had one of those Merlin Ti bikes with the odd SunTour BB. Fortunately, it spun fine, and I found a crank that worked well. Unfortunately, it was a bit too small for me, so I moved it on at a bit...
11-07-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,734
Posted By nlerner

You know, I felt the same way on my first CA...

You know, I felt the same way on my first CA Eroica, thinking how much more Id be enjoying myself on my Ti gravel bike with disc brakes, fatter tires, and lower gearing. Still, I rode a different...
11-07-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 516
Posted By nlerner

Very nice! gugie’s Big Red is a Competition...

Very nice! gugie’s Big Red is a Competition converted to 650b. Looks like your current brakes are Weinmann 610, so a pair of Weinmann/DiaCompe 750 would give you another 14mm of reach.
11-07-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5,401
Views: 569,530
Posted By nlerner

Send me an email if you need em: lerner dot n at...

Send me an email if you need em: lerner dot n at gmail dot com
11-06-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 723
Posted By nlerner

Reminds me of the terrible idea of the cotton rim...

Reminds me of the terrible idea of the cotton rim strips in old Raleigh 3-speed steel rims. It's pretty rare NOT to find one that doesn't have significant rust on the interior surface.
11-05-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 19,837
Views: 2,484,957
Posted By nlerner

Mid-70s and sunny here today in the Boston area,...

Mid-70s and sunny here today in the Boston area, weirdly warm for early November. I was on my Fitz:
...
11-05-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,019
Posted By nlerner

I think 1x setups are certainly C&V. Consider,...

I think 1x setups are certainly C&V. Consider, for example, this 1970 Raleigh Sprite:
...
11-04-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,019
Posted By nlerner

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x958/64f9dc03_4e90_4d80_a1a3_5b991b2b057e_ae514ab5f3490f65be59c6e65d214d43020df0e5.jpeg...
11-04-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,734
Posted By nlerner

In 1980 I ran into a belgian-block curb, went...

In 1980 I ran into a belgian-block curb, went over the bars, knocked myself out, and cracked C6. I've had neck pain ever since, at times severe enough to keep me off the bike, but usually manageable...
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