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02-25-24, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By The Golden Boy

From your other thread: So here's a brief...

From your other thread:

So here's a brief thing about tires.
Thicker tires may be more durable and long lived, but the quality of your ride suffers- as the more pliable the tire is, the better it...
02-24-24, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 356
Posted By The Golden Boy

I have one of the Nitto clamp on ones... I like...

I have one of the Nitto clamp on ones... I like it- it's pretty, and nifty-

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48074736792_eb8fc3621c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gfcAmh)Nitto Front...
02-24-24, 11:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,044
Posted By The Golden Boy

IMO/IME- Read, look at pictures, see what...

IMO/IME- Read, look at pictures, see what actually trips your trigger. Daydream about it. Read more. Learn parts. Learn what parts do, when they were made, and their reputation for how well they work...
02-17-24, 10:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,196
Posted By The Golden Boy

And they give you more room under the fenders...

And they give you more room under the fenders since the stay brackets are riveted so they don't take up as much room as nuts.
02-17-24, 10:40 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,648
Posted By The Golden Boy

I think $40 is a fine deal for that bike.

I think $40 is a fine deal for that bike.
02-14-24, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By The Golden Boy

I only have a wheel with a Maillard 700 front hub...

I only have a wheel with a Maillard 700 front hub and, what I assume to be, a corresponding Helicomatic rear. IIRC- the freewhee/cassette thing was only 5 speed...

Just giving you a bump towards...
02-13-24, 10:45 PM
Replies: 865
Views: 135,564
Posted By The Golden Boy

So you've got the Local H disk there... I just...

So you've got the Local H disk there... I just saw that Brian St Clair is filling in/playing with Cheap Trick while Daxx has commitments.
02-12-24, 08:50 AM
Replies: 865
Views: 135,564
Posted By The Golden Boy

Cool receiver!!! I'm a sucker for VU meters! ...

Cool receiver!!! I'm a sucker for VU meters!

The thing is about stereo gear- I had high power Kenwood and Yamaha integrated amps. That's what sounded best to me at the time. When I got my...
02-10-24, 10:51 AM
Replies: 865
Views: 135,564
Posted By The Golden Boy

I didn't realize how long it's been since I'd...

I didn't realize how long it's been since I'd updated this, and that I didn't respond to someone 4 years ago...

So it's pretty much the same, different CD player and disconnected he EQ, hung up...
02-10-24, 10:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,021
Posted By The Golden Boy

How to end up with a million dollars in the...

How to end up with a million dollars in the bicycle business:

Start out with 7 million dollars.
02-08-24, 10:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 547
Posted By The Golden Boy

When you owe that much in gambling debts, you...

When you owe that much in gambling debts, you sometimes have to fake your own death.
02-08-24, 07:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 547
Posted By The Golden Boy

As you were jogging by- was the dumpster on your...

As you were jogging by- was the dumpster on your right or onyerleft?
02-03-24, 12:19 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,296
Posted By The Golden Boy

I think there's a probability that it's your...

I think there's a probability that it's your bike. You have just enough pieces that match up. Who doesn't love solving a good mystery with a happy ending?!?

I also don't want you sending someone...
02-03-24, 11:07 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,296
Posted By The Golden Boy

Just a cursory search for "Rhode Gear" and...

Just a cursory search for "Rhode Gear" and "Flickstand" will give you plenty of results- nation wide.

As far as a Flickstand goes- they're easy to put on and remove- IIRC, 2 screws- same as if...
02-03-24, 10:26 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,296
Posted By The Golden Boy

Around 30 years ago I acquired a guitar that had...

Around 30 years ago I acquired a guitar that had the neck snapped off. It was an early 1970s Gibson Les Paul Deluxe, and most of the parts were on it and it came with a case that was covered in...
02-03-24, 09:45 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,296
Posted By The Golden Boy

I have had 2 Flickstands in a drawer that came...

I have had 2 Flickstands in a drawer that came on bikes that I acquired- I took them off to put fenders on. But they were both 1980s bikes in SE WI with Flickstands, ostensibly on there for 35+...
02-01-24, 06:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 863
Posted By The Golden Boy

Does anyone remember this gem?

Does anyone remember this gem?
02-01-24, 06:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 863
Posted By The Golden Boy

"ADVENTURE!!!" ^ that was supposed to be all...

"ADVENTURE!!!"

^ that was supposed to be all caps- autocorrect got me.
02-01-24, 06:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,196
Posted By The Golden Boy

BTW- I'm NOT saying to not throw some racks and a...

BTW- I'm NOT saying to not throw some racks and a triple and ATB derailleurs on there- just saying that it's not a burly bike.

If'n I had a Sequoia this is exactly how I'd build it.

Suntour XC...
02-01-24, 06:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,196
Posted By The Golden Boy

IMO- The Sequoia wasn't meant for that. Think...

IMO- The Sequoia wasn't meant for that. Think of it as a more sprightly all-rounder.

It's a lighter tube set and a shorter wheelbase than your average tourer. Yes, you can throw some racks, a...
01-28-24, 04:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,280
Posted By The Golden Boy

Each time I see this thread bumped up it makes me...

Each time I see this thread bumped up it makes me wonder... Just out of curiosity... Have you actually rolled with 20 or 22 (or 24) tooth chainrings?

I'm full-on in favor of low gearing. But I...
01-28-24, 01:06 PM
01-27-24, 09:42 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,893
Posted By The Golden Boy

That lugged unicrown is cool. A relic from the...

That lugged unicrown is cool. A relic from the 1986-87 timeframe.
01-23-24, 03:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 595
Posted By The Golden Boy

Rapidfire = X-Press. Thumbshifters >...

Rapidfire = X-Press.

Thumbshifters > Rapidfire/X-Press

XC Pro and XC Comp stuff just feels "better" in the hand than M730-735 XT. The finish on XC Pro is just nicer than M730-735 XT and even...
01-22-24, 05:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 657
Posted By The Golden Boy

Somewhere out there, there's an ad that shows...

Somewhere out there, there's an ad that shows more of the difference between the "Racing" and "Touring" models. Of course- these ads are from WELL before the saddle in the OP


...
01-21-24, 06:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,280
Posted By The Golden Boy

Suntour XC Pro MicroDrive was a 94/56: ...

Suntour XC Pro MicroDrive was a 94/56:
...
01-20-24, 10:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By The Golden Boy

They'd started making them JUST for Rivendell as...

They'd started making them JUST for Rivendell as OEM equipment a couple of years ago... I guess it raised enough interest the Brooks jumped in. That's good.
01-20-24, 10:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 657
Posted By The Golden Boy

I don't know if Avocet made the saddles- Most...

I don't know if Avocet made the saddles- Most Avocet parts are made by other manufacturers and rebadged as "Avocet." However, the saddles must've been THE moneymaker for them- All those early...
01-06-24, 09:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,416
Posted By The Golden Boy

There's all kinds of things to factor into a...

There's all kinds of things to factor into a decision like this-

1. Purpose- what are you trying to do, and why are you doing it. If you're just trying new and different parts- derailleur changing...
01-03-24, 12:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 488
Posted By The Golden Boy

That's quite stunning! Absolutely fantastic...

That's quite stunning!

Absolutely fantastic that you made it such a looker and that you enjoy it!!!
12-19-23, 04:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,004
Posted By The Golden Boy

I totally agree with you about earlier tourers...

I totally agree with you about earlier tourers feeling more "elegant."

My secret theory is that tourers were often the flagship bikes for companies- "touring" was the buzzword- and the "touring...
12-18-23, 08:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,004
Posted By The Golden Boy

Nice!

Nice!
12-13-23, 04:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,223
Posted By The Golden Boy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yog-meAq1so

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yog-meAq1so
12-11-23, 03:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,419
Posted By The Golden Boy

boneshaker78 For rebuilding a bike, I guess you...

boneshaker78 For rebuilding a bike, I guess you need to decide what you want, or what neighborhood you want to be in- a "restoration" with "proper," "period correct" parts or a resto-mod with parts...
12-09-23, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 716
Posted By The Golden Boy

I was just thinking something like Framesaver…...

I was just thinking something like Framesaver… that’s tacky enough to keep a nut in place.
12-06-23, 03:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 666
Posted By The Golden Boy

IMO- Ice Grey is classy and cool.

IMO- Ice Grey is classy and cool.
12-05-23, 02:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 644
Posted By The Golden Boy

I don't know if it needs to be said, or if just...

I don't know if it needs to be said, or if just for a thread bump-

But Acorn bags are fantastic. I've got 2 front bags and one saddle bag. My old front bag is one of my very favorite cycling...
12-04-23, 09:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,272
Posted By The Golden Boy

I have a set and like them- they look fantastic: ...

I have a set and like them- they look fantastic:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52059684991_6dea1910df_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2njkuBH)IMG_1728 (https://flic.kr/p/2njkuBH) by Dave The Golden...
11-24-23, 12:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,729
Posted By The Golden Boy

One of the nicest things someone has done here...

One of the nicest things someone has done here was to contact me to offer to let me borrow a tool.
11-24-23, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By The Golden Boy

Sorry for your loss.

Sorry for your loss.
11-24-23, 11:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,472
Posted By The Golden Boy

I'm not a fan of DT shifters- although I've got...

I'm not a fan of DT shifters- although I've got 1-2 bikes (one goes back and forth between bar ends and DT shifters)- I think the only reason I don't permanently switch them to something other than...
11-19-23, 09:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,057
Posted By The Golden Boy

Good luck with it!!!

Good luck with it!!!
11-19-23, 08:55 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,205
Posted By The Golden Boy

The first Trek I got was a 1984 420. Completely...

The first Trek I got was a 1984 420. Completely unmolested or maintained. 30 year old grease, but with all the reflectors, the dork disc, all the stock components, bar tape and accessories.
11-17-23, 07:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,124
Posted By The Golden Boy

What auction site?!?? Voldemort has an...

What auction site?!??

Voldemort has an auction site?

DealDash?

Mecum?

Bonham’s?
11-16-23, 06:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,881
Posted By The Golden Boy

Everyone is into what they're into. Campagnolo...

Everyone is into what they're into. Campagnolo holds no sway with me, but I sorta know what the stuff is. It kind of surprises me that, working at a co-op, you don't know some of the most...
11-07-23, 12:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,756
Posted By The Golden Boy

Hondo6 I owe you a huge apology. I'm really...

Hondo6
I owe you a huge apology. I'm really sorry for taking out my frustrations on you and not clearly explaining my posts had nothing to do with you.

Sincerely.
11-07-23, 11:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,227
Posted By The Golden Boy

But the literal definition is the 'cup' one- and...

But the literal definition is the 'cup' one- and since there's people going hog wild with their interpretation of literal definitions- and it's defined anywhere from a cup, to mythological, to...
11-06-23, 09:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,227
Posted By The Golden Boy

That "grail" phrase is so overused. It seems...

That "grail" phrase is so overused. It seems like people own 10 "grail" bikes- It must mean "a bike I sorta like sometimes" or something.

No- it should mean more like USAZorro says- 'A "grail"...
11-06-23, 09:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,665
Posted By The Golden Boy

When I started getting into bikes, even the idea...

When I started getting into bikes, even the idea of any 531 framed bike was beyond me. I never saw them, or saw them in my size.

The first bike I lusted after and set up CL searches and hounded...
10-29-23, 07:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,719
Posted By The Golden Boy

I last flatted on 11 July 2020. But I have...

I last flatted on 11 July 2020.

But I have probably ridden much fewer miles than you in that time frame.

You can see the flatted rear:
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