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09-26-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,790
Posted By Bill in VA

Arise Zombie Thread! :thumb: This!!! plus...

Arise Zombie Thread! :thumb:

This!!! plus (and/or) a shim made from an aluminum beer or soda can. Adding a single layer of stretchable electrician's tape to one side of the can shim (usually...
09-20-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,383
Posted By Bill in VA

Plus 1 on the Bianchi Volpe. Mine is not...

Plus 1 on the Bianchi Volpe.

Mine is not vintage, but a 2015/6, but it has met my goals for being a traditional look with more modern cassette and indexed shifting.
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09-16-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,789
Posted By Bill in VA

Who makes that small combo kit with the blue...

Who makes that small combo kit with the blue wrench and black pouch? I like the 2 hex tool handles that look like die holders in the center. Nice, small and very compact.
09-13-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 5,630
Posted By Bill in VA

Depends on the state, and the type of road in...

Depends on the state, and the type of road in that state.
09-13-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 5,630
Posted By Bill in VA

The 'rule' for the road is not the same as the...

The 'rule' for the road is not the same as the MUP. However, rather than get all legalistic, there is a certain amount of common sense (or lack thereof) needed by both parties. The person in the...
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09-01-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 850
Posted By Bill in VA

I used to use original Velox bar tape on my 1965...

I used to use original Velox bar tape on my 1965 VW Beetle wheel when I was in college in the mid-1970s. I used varnished twine at the seams. That steering wheel though was a hard non-padded wheel. A...
09-01-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,106
Posted By Bill in VA

And what is wrong with that? 1962 Morgan (UK) ...

And what is wrong with that? 1962 Morgan (UK)


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08-19-21, 12:03 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,473
Posted By Bill in VA

Yep! I have a '63 Telecaster with a period...

Yep! I have a '63 Telecaster with a period Gibson Humbucker at the neck. Needs re-fret work now, but it was my first electric guitar that I purchased already well-used and modded with a psychedelic...
08-18-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,109
Posted By Bill in VA

So I guess my old coffee can filled with 2" of...

So I guess my old coffee can filled with 2" of Coleman Lantern Fluid is too basic...? Even if I swirl it?
07-29-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,128
Posted By Bill in VA

As I read all the comments, I counted myself...

As I read all the comments, I counted myself fortunate that my encounters with deer were when I was driving in cars.

But to me, a wild or feral hog in a car and especially a bicycle, would be...
07-29-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,045
Posted By Bill in VA

I have always heard pickle juice is effective. ...

I have always heard pickle juice is effective. It worked for me when I got a leg cramp AFTER the ride. I have never had a during the ride cramp, but have had them at night after an early season...
07-24-21, 02:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 449
Posted By Bill in VA

I have wide feet. I selected the MKS Sylvan Next...

I have wide feet. I selected the MKS Sylvan Next Touring Pedals (https://www.mkspedal.com/?q=en/product/node/331). They have a pedal platform of W94 x L63 (mm), can take clips and straps or half...
07-09-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,389
Posted By Bill in VA

My largest beef with Amazon is that the ratings...

My largest beef with Amazon is that the ratings often include ratings for items that are not for the exact product you are buying. I have looked at items where the ratings reference features not...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,463
Posted By Bill in VA

I could not find it again, but there was a thread...

I could not find it again, but there was a thread on using a chainsaw chain (without teeth) on one BF thread. Its on the internet so it must be true. :rolleyes:
06-30-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 807
Posted By Bill in VA

On tools, I go by the old saying, you can "pay me...

On tools, I go by the old saying, you can "pay me now or pay me later." A good cheap tool may last for 'enough' jobs, OR it may damage what you are working on with poor specs or manufacturing on the...
06-30-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 8,997
Posted By Bill in VA

AGREED!!! SIS and indexed shifting for the win...

AGREED!!! SIS and indexed shifting for the win AND general ease of use applicable to all levels of cycling (except fixies).

That said, much of this thread has a lot of venting and sore nerves, as...
06-29-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,153
Posted By Bill in VA

As a former mailman, I never heard of them deter...

As a former mailman, I never heard of them deter a determined, angry dog. My trick was to confront the dog, yell, and throw a biscuit, and back away, quickly. Fortunately, it always worked.
06-29-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,318
Posted By Bill in VA

From my experience that depends on the tire. I...

From my experience that depends on the tire. I have had flats in the last tread row and was told they were fixable. Interestingly, twice, the repair place told me that is it was other than a...
06-28-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,011
Posted By Bill in VA

MKS makes a deep (top to bottom) toe clip that is...

MKS makes a deep (top to bottom) toe clip that is very roomy. Mine will allow me to use Merrell Moab hiking shoes without jamming the toes.
06-28-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,011
Posted By Bill in VA

When I reverted back to toeclips and straps...

When I reverted back to toeclips and straps (TC&S) from the SPD, I immediately went into the old stash of my riding stuff (now genuinely not retro, but OLD) and got out the Avocet Touring shoes. Boy...
06-27-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,318
Posted By Bill in VA

Every auto flat I have ever had has been from a...

Every auto flat I have ever had has been from a screw. The one positive is they do not come out easily and I had had some where the heads have worn off with no loss of air (BIG kudos to Michelin...
06-27-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,597
Posted By Bill in VA

My rack is a Tubus Vega Evo. It is a sleek,...

My rack is a Tubus Vega Evo.

It is a sleek, narrow basic rack made of CrMo steel tubing and lighter than most aluminum racks. They are also very well constructed. I also added the available...
06-24-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,305
Posted By Bill in VA

I use full length frame pumps that fit in front...

I use full length frame pumps that fit in front of the seat tube or under the top tube. Depends on the bike. The wife uses a vintage Silca Impero, I used an Impero, but now use a Zefal HPX. Both...
06-24-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,305
Posted By Bill in VA

I took it to mean the fools that discard the...

I took it to mean the fools that discard the empty cartridges along the road or trail.
06-23-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,028
Posted By Bill in VA

This is the ONLY negative I have about polarized...

This is the ONLY negative I have about polarized glasses and moving your head will fix it. I first discovered it with my car radio screen, and on a handheld GPS, but neither were even remotely...
06-23-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,137
Posted By Bill in VA

I try to avoid loans for anything except a new...

I try to avoid loans for anything except a new car (or a house). To me, a car loan at 2% or lower, and using payroll deduction makes it feel like it is free...:lol: However, after the loan is paid,...
06-23-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 752
Posted By Bill in VA

Very true words here and in previous posts. One...

Very true words here and in previous posts. One week of riding is not enough time to test a saddle.

I had the opposite problem. The new bike and saddle felt GREAT. I did a lot of local riding,...
06-23-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,060
Posted By Bill in VA

If you have frame flex even the highest tech...

If you have frame flex even the highest tech crank and the stiffest chainrings will still rub. You "might" get rid of some of the rubbing with very careful front derailleur stop screw adjustments...
06-19-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,132
Posted By Bill in VA

That is so dependent upon the number of rear cogs...

That is so dependent upon the number of rear cogs and chainrings, plus the design of the front derailleur, that such a generalized statement is just NOT the case.

Case in point, I have a Tiagra...
06-18-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,132
Posted By Bill in VA

I like this. Now my 3X is in reality a new...

I like this. Now my 3X is in reality a new trendy 1X with 2 backups... :D
06-18-21, 01:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By Bill in VA

The best way to kill click torque wrench accuracy...

The best way to kill click torque wrench accuracy is to leave it set on a weight. They should always be returned to zero after use. Some have a marking called rest instead of zero..
06-17-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,403
Posted By Bill in VA

Most times people say iPhone or Android photos...

Most times people say iPhone or Android photos are not clear it is NOT the smartphone, especially if a newer model, but how they hold it when actually taking a photo. I was very impressed with my...
06-17-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,605
Posted By Bill in VA

I used to go sockless when I was using old...

I used to go sockless when I was using old pre-clip-in cleated Guerciotti perforated leather cycling shoes. Never an odor issue as you should always let leather air out. Decided socks were better...
06-17-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 11,664
Posted By Bill in VA

Yet BF is filled with complaints about presta...

Yet BF is filled with complaints about presta valves vs. schrader valves, broken valves, and pumping technique, etc. Never assume anything is easy. Some people are masters at creating disasters.
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06-17-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,017
Posted By Bill in VA

I do not personally use a rack, but carry the...

I do not personally use a rack, but carry the bikes inside the vehicle. All our riding companions, except 1, use the platform (or tray?) racks. Watching them pack out has me considering a platform...
06-16-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 11,664
Posted By Bill in VA

When a friend on a ride groused about his wheel...

When a friend on a ride groused about his wheel needing to be trued, I pulled over and told him I had found a truing stand. When he stopped and turned around to look, I turned my bike upside down...
06-16-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 11,664
Posted By Bill in VA

That is generally a true statement, However all...

That is generally a true statement, However all coins have two sides, which is why people get upset with newer tech.

"Modern cars (and bikes) are so much better, and that means more complexity." ...
06-15-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,403
Posted By Bill in VA

That is what I have carried, the Canon G9X, and I...

That is what I have carried, the Canon G9X, and I too also bought it as a mint used version that the person who stopped using it when they bought their new iPhone. An added benefit was a form-fitted...
06-10-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,126
Posted By Bill in VA

Given the techniques you have used to date, I am...

Given the techniques you have used to date, I am a bit cautious about this suggestion, but here goes. I have done this with thin walled tubing on non-bike applications. The key is working in tiny...
06-10-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 741
Posted By Bill in VA

I am retired, what is a week?

I am retired, what is a week?
06-10-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 925
Posted By Bill in VA

Well, I would say red for Ferrari, silver for...

Well, I would say red for Ferrari, silver for historic German racing cars from Porsches, Mercedes-Benz, and Auto Union, and black like the SR-71 Blackbird.

My faves are gloss and satin black,...
06-10-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 925
Posted By Bill in VA

I was under the impression that "cobalt blue" is...

I was under the impression that "cobalt blue" is now just a name for a specific color, for just that reason, and no longer includes cobalt.
06-09-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 925
Posted By Bill in VA

I am assuming it is a DIY paintjob. Aluminum can...

I am assuming it is a DIY paintjob. Aluminum can sometimes be difficult to paint if you take it to bare metal. You will need a good aluminum specific primer. I would be inclined to scuff the...
06-08-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,126
Posted By Bill in VA

A man of honesty. Been there done that with...

A man of honesty.

Been there done that with a French BB for cottered cranks. Not sure which bugged me the most, the BB issues or the PITA cotters. I succeeded with the BB after using ever swear...
06-06-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3,348
Views: 353,793
Posted By Bill in VA

I had an older Bell helmet that was...

I had an older Bell helmet that was universal-sized with a wheel adjustment to tighten it. I liked it, but was looking for something a bit more sized AND being lighter in weight was a plus. I also...
06-03-21, 12:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,712
Posted By Bill in VA

My experience with bicycle disc brakes is...

My experience with bicycle disc brakes is minimal, but with solid rotor discs on cars or motorcycles, I have seen warping and cracking when they get too worn. As a bicycle disc is thinner and...
06-01-21, 11:55 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,918
Posted By Bill in VA

You do not have to give a specific piece of data....

You do not have to give a specific piece of data. With a lot of different data points, from disparate sources, using analytical software you can identify points in common and with fine tuning of the...
05-31-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,952
Posted By Bill in VA

I have a Hyundai 2010 Santa Fe SUV. For day...

I have a Hyundai 2010 Santa Fe SUV. For day rides, both bikes fit in the rear with front wheels off. An old sleeping bag goes between the bikes for padding and to minimize entanglements with...
05-31-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,198
Posted By Bill in VA

That is what I do. I used to step on the left...

That is what I do. I used to step on the left pedal, push away and swing my right leg over. Now, I lean the bike over to the left, step over and stand it up straight. Aging discs and back mandated...
05-31-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,330
Posted By Bill in VA

Age 68. 11 cars and 5 bikes in my life (including...

Age 68. 11 cars and 5 bikes in my life (including childhood)

Vehicles:
! Humber Super Snipe UK Sedan in HS, 4 VWs (2 Bugs, 1 Rabbit, & 1 Scirocco over 17 years), 1 Mitsubishi pickup (8 years), 1...
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