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05-22-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 485
Posted By old's'cool

I use a rear facing sport camera when commuting...

I use a rear facing sport camera when commuting (on my C&V commuting bikes), to make a movie of the car that kills me.
05-13-22, 04:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 673
Posted By old's'cool

Could the jumping you notice be due to Biopace...

Could the jumping you notice be due to Biopace chainrings?
05-12-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,600
Posted By old's'cool

In fact, a 1966 Chevy comes in relatively svelte...

In fact, a 1966 Chevy comes in relatively svelte at well under 4000lb well-optioned, compared to the mid-size SUVs and minivans that are popular today. 226" is about the length of a stretched Buick,...
05-12-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By old's'cool

Very thoughtfully designed and appointed. I...

Very thoughtfully designed and appointed. I agree with the reviewers about the half-step gearing. The chainstays could be a little longer, for better weight distribution and heel clearance with...
05-08-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 681
Posted By old's'cool

There should be upper and lower limit screws on...

There should be upper and lower limit screws on the front derailleur. Take a close look at the mechanism and you'll see how it works. Then adjust the upper (H) screw to let the derailleur travel...
05-05-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 349,544
Posted By old's'cool

A little before my time... Beach Boys?

A little before my time... Beach Boys?
05-05-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,600
Posted By old's'cool

The problems start when the prize money and...

The problems start when the prize money and commercialization in general grows too big and takes over. Then a sport transforms from a hobby and a passion into an orgy of greed, not to mention...
05-03-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 349,544
Posted By old's'cool

No accounting for taste.

No accounting for taste.
05-03-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 349,544
Posted By old's'cool

Yeah, like the 'Stones... Fred and Barney :love:

Yeah, like the 'Stones... Fred and Barney :love:
05-01-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 436
Posted By old's'cool

I learned from experience not to consider the...

I learned from experience not to consider the Pasela by any means a rugged tire. I certainly don't commute with them, and limit their usage in my fleet to pleasure bikes with 27" rims.
I wouldn't...
05-01-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 603
Posted By old's'cool

The actual reason a thinner (butted) spoke is...

The actual reason a thinner (butted) spoke is mechanically superior is the amplitude of stress fluctuation in the spoke, not to mention the in the rim and hub at the spoke interface (as the wheel...
04-28-22, 05:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 681
Posted By old's'cool

Unglide cassettes that I've seen are screwed...

Unglide cassettes that I've seen are screwed together, easy to disassemble and re-configure. I don't know what the lowest tooth count sprocket is for Uniglide, but Hyperglide sprockets are easy to...
04-27-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 681
Posted By old's'cool

Spinning out on flat regularly with 52x13,,,...

Spinning out on flat regularly with 52x13,,, Dayumm!, you have my respect Sir!
But whether cassette or freewheel, you can totally custom configure the sprockets, if you want to optimize the ratios...
04-24-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 829
Posted By old's'cool

I skimmed this thread and didn't see it...

I skimmed this thread and didn't see it mentioned, so here you go:
My Ten Speeds (https://cycle.haus/mytenspeeds/)
I think it is almost exactly what you're looking for. It was sold a while ago by...
04-23-22, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 349,544
Posted By old's'cool

Gotta love the 60s!

Gotta love the 60s!
04-22-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 349,544
Posted By old's'cool

Although Catwoman was always sexy, I was a little...

Although Catwoman was always sexy, I was a little repelled by her evil side. Give me Batgirl!
04-18-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 764
Posted By old's'cool

Maybe a super epoxy or light cured acrylic...

Maybe a super epoxy or light cured acrylic adhesive and the vacuum dent puller combined with a slide hammer might get you somewhere, but I doubt it.
Best bet would be a tiny exhaust valve from a...
04-13-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By old's'cool

Be careful trying to buy one though... you might...

Be careful trying to buy one though... you might get an offer you can't refuse!
04-05-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By old's'cool

Expensive repair :innocent:

Expensive repair :innocent:
04-02-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By old's'cool

Well, all my bikes have half-step gearing, but...

Well, all my bikes have half-step gearing, but the majority of my shifts are full step. The half-step normally only comes into play when I get into the upper cruising range (above ~90"). Other than...
03-20-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By old's'cool

I'm in easy riding distance, so in principle, I'm...

I'm in easy riding distance, so in principle, I'm in, unless something comes up.
03-15-22, 08:06 PM
03-14-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,444
Posted By old's'cool

When I'm working for myself, I pay myself with...

When I'm working for myself, I pay myself with beer.
03-05-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,444
Posted By old's'cool

I didn't read the whole thread, so I apologize if...

I didn't read the whole thread, so I apologize if it's been mentioned already; I do recommend reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance for anyone seeking higher gratification for working on...
03-01-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 349,544
Posted By old's'cool

No visible means of support... not!

No visible means of support... not!
02-25-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 349,544
Posted By old's'cool

Don't worry, virtue is its own punishment.

Don't worry, virtue is its own punishment.
02-19-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By old's'cool

Thanks again for your kind hospitality and great...

Thanks again for your kind hospitality and great organizing/hosting efforts... Looking forward to the next event!
02-15-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 349,544
Posted By old's'cool

They really knew how to make 'em, back then.

They really knew how to make 'em, back then.
02-15-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,961
Posted By old's'cool

Likewise, my condolences. You were an attentive...

Likewise, my condolences. You were an attentive and gracious host. Thank you so much for your hospitality, and for bringing all of us together, perchance to meet again.
02-13-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,196
Posted By old's'cool

Good thing you didn't get a vasectomy or...

Good thing you didn't get a vasectomy or something more drastic :eek:
02-12-22, 09:39 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 349,544
Posted By old's'cool

Ah, a classic American frame ;)

Ah, a classic American frame ;)
02-07-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 349,544
Posted By old's'cool

A classic European frame.

A classic European frame.
12-26-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,458
Posted By old's'cool

Here's a Red Green bicycle ...

Here's a Red Green bicycle

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12-19-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 60,553
Posted By old's'cool

:twitchy: Oh Gawd, a center stand WTF!! ...

:twitchy: Oh Gawd, a center stand WTF!!
...
12-09-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,321
Posted By old's'cool

If I told ya I'd have to kill ya

If I told ya I'd have to kill ya
12-02-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,945
Posted By old's'cool

Any votes for "Suicycle"?

Any votes for "Suicycle"?
12-02-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By old's'cool

While you're at it, better check if the chain is...

While you're at it, better check if the chain is wrapped wrong way around.
11-17-21, 05:28 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 23,292
Posted By old's'cool

"Is that a gun in your pocket or are you just...

"Is that a gun in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?"
10-01-21, 04:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 777
Posted By old's'cool

Umm... last time I checked, a hollow axle can be...

Umm... last time I checked, a hollow axle can be exchanged for a solid axle, if a hollow axle is desired.
09-30-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 777
Posted By old's'cool

So, I dug them up. They're low flange, which I...

So, I dug them up. They're low flange, which I think would suit the vintage of your bike, if not your preference. The rear is fully assembled with a solid axle and rotates smoothly; therefore I...
09-30-21, 04:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 777
Posted By old's'cool

I might have a pair of Schwinn branded hubs that...

I might have a pair of Schwinn branded hubs that I could offer on a pay it forward basis; Western 'burbs are within my local stomping area ;)
If you can wait until later today I can check my parts...
08-22-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,765
Posted By old's'cool

If you can't decide, there's this: Mountain...

If you can't decide, there's this:
Mountain Pipe (https://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Innovations-Mountain-Bicycle-Inflator/dp/B003C2CT7A)
Gets your tire decently hard with CO2. By hand, can get enough...
08-21-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 170,153
Posted By old's'cool

What's up with the middle picture?... Real? If...

What's up with the middle picture?... Real? If so, story?
08-16-21, 05:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 818
Posted By old's'cool

I use rechargeable but carry an AA battery...

I use rechargeable but carry an AA battery powered unit as a backup. Rationale is, even if AA batteries are down, I can easily pick up more at any gas station.
08-06-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,672
Posted By old's'cool

Those two and entry-level Sekines and you have...

Those two and entry-level Sekines and you have 90% of the bikes in my neighborhood in Winnipeg in the early-mid 70s.
07-29-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,685
Posted By old's'cool

It's been said before: spending money on a bike...

It's been said before: spending money on a bike to go faster pales in comparison to strengthening the engine, up until you are close or really into the professional competitive level.
Put another...
07-26-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 977
Posted By old's'cool

Does anyone besides me with half-step gearing...

Does anyone besides me with half-step gearing ignore the large chainring in most riding, until the top two ratios are needed; and otherwise only use the half step ratios when fine tuning cadence on a...
06-16-21, 04:58 PM
06-16-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 993
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: 775
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...
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