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09-26-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By Bad Lag

French bikes! Sorry, that's all I...

French bikes!




Sorry, that's all I have to say.
09-23-22, 10:46 PM
Replies: 19,556
Views: 2,446,869
Posted By Bad Lag

I do more or less the same ride all the time. I...

I do more or less the same ride all the time. I enjoy the heck out of it, too. It never gets old for me. I've been at it since 1978. In that time, the route hasn't changed but the people who...
09-21-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 511
Posted By Bad Lag

Do you mean 20-30 miles from downtown City of Los...

Do you mean 20-30 miles from downtown City of Los Angeles?

Saying "LA" encompasses a HUGE area and sometimes just refers to So Cal, in general, which is monstrously large.
09-16-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,978
Posted By Bad Lag

You are going to - Sand down the brake pads...

You are going to -

Sand down the brake pads a little to refresh the braking surfaces.
Oil the chain.
Pump up the tires.
Go for a short shake-down ride (stay close to home in case a tire...
09-15-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 779
Posted By Bad Lag

We have drifted far, far away from my original...

We have drifted far, far away from my original question but here goes one more.

This graphic addresses the weight/tire pressure issue, as mentioned by squirtdad.

I have no idea what either my...
09-14-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 779
Posted By Bad Lag

I understood your suggestion. Thanks for it. ...

I understood your suggestion. Thanks for it. Truly, I am just concerned they may not come out uniform in their absorption of the stain.
09-14-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,732
Posted By Bad Lag

This is a very interesting thread because of the...

This is a very interesting thread because of the various aspect of the problem - customer, shop, labor force, etc.

I do agree OP needs a different shop, maybe an online retailer, if all he needs...
09-13-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 779
Posted By Bad Lag

I read that, too. It is part of the marketing of...

I read that, too. It is part of the marketing of low pressure "fad" I referred to. It is also a change to the Paris-Roubaix and Strada tire models.

I double checked the tires I have. They are...
09-13-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 537
Posted By Bad Lag

Still, you mistake my meaning. Also, I never hose...

Still, you mistake my meaning. Also, I never hose off my bike (water + chain + derailleur parts + headset = no go).

Thanks for the help, though.

My question has already been answered. It seems...
09-13-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 328
Posted By Bad Lag

Sure, sand paper works, too. I've done it that...

Sure, sand paper works, too. I've done it that way, too. Anything that removes the old, hard rubber exposing fresh material. The tapering prevents squeal. It makes a HUGE difference.
09-12-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 328
Posted By Bad Lag

My advice - 1. Replace the steel rims with...

My advice -

1. Replace the steel rims with aluminum rims. Braking performance will be dramatically better and that includes during the rain, especially in the rain/wet.

2. Get out your belt...
09-12-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,739
Posted By Bad Lag

It's my size, too. Is it for sale? :-)

It's my size, too. Is it for sale? :-)
09-10-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 336
Posted By Bad Lag

I wish you the best of luck fixing this. The...

I wish you the best of luck fixing this. The thing you are dealing with does not seem very C&V, despite its 20 year age.

Perhaps, the solution to your problem is to revert back to a truly C&V...
09-09-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 924
Posted By Bad Lag

Get gloves. There's reason so many cyclists use...

Get gloves. There's reason so many cyclists use them. It is not an affectation, they carry the padding you need because you are supporting your torso's weight on your hands.

I have always found...
09-07-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 321
Posted By Bad Lag

+1 I can't believe anyone would opt for 101...

+1

I can't believe anyone would opt for 101 in lieu of Pacific Coast Highway (Hwy 1) without good reason. To miss it would be a tragic loss.
09-07-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 532
Posted By Bad Lag

For the occasional user - LINK...

For the occasional user - LINK...
09-06-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 532
Posted By Bad Lag

If you are going to reshape it with Proofide or...

If you are going to reshape it with Proofide or lacing or stuffing, loosen/reduce the tension first. Otherwise, you are going to stretch the leather and you don't want to do that, you want to...
09-05-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 976
Posted By Bad Lag

The ones I have are certainly leather and the...

The ones I have are certainly leather and the description shows them as leather.

One thing I like about them, despite the low price, the leather does not bleed color onto your hands the way some...
09-05-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 976
Posted By Bad Lag

I had the Planet Bike gloves and liked them. They...

I had the Planet Bike gloves and liked them. They just didn't last as long as I'd like. I'd buy them again, if needed.

I have been using these for a while now and think they are superior to Planet...
09-01-22, 11:08 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,315
Posted By Bad Lag

Even with a smaller chainring, the range of...

Even with a smaller chainring, the range of gearing is limited. You can gear down. You can gear up. You can gear in the middle. That freewheel just won't offer even two of those by itself.
...
09-01-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,315
Posted By Bad Lag

I suspect you won't be using that 13-17T...

I suspect you won't be using that 13-17T freewheel for very long, if at all. :)
08-30-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 686
Posted By Bad Lag

Mine is a 5 speed freewheel - 14, 16, 18, 21, 24T...

Mine is a 5 speed freewheel - 14, 16, 18, 21, 24T

The most used is the 52 X 18T - head wind, tail wind, slightly up or slightly down, I ride that 18T sprocket.

The 16T is only used going...
08-29-22, 11:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By Bad Lag

Regarding what it does, well, it's a metal...

Regarding what it does, well, it's a metal working analog of a woodworking router.

That is, it cuts material which is traveling across the cutter in a direction perpendicular to the spin axis of...
08-27-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By Bad Lag

After just a few years of riding, I learned to...

After just a few years of riding, I learned to tailor the freewheel to where I was riding. <-- serious rider but non-racer here.

The thing is, 14-24 got me, and continues to get me, everything I...
08-24-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 522
Posted By Bad Lag

"Help me out before I go too deep."My advice,...

"Help me out before I go too deep."My advice, which is really meant to help, is this.

Sell that bike. It is not worth investing the money to make the upgrades you are suggesting.

If you look at...
08-21-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,372
Posted By Bad Lag

... or fuel line for mowers, or drip irrigation...

... or fuel line for mowers, or drip irrigation tubing, both from the hardware store. There's lots of options once you know what you are looking for.
08-18-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,372
Posted By Bad Lag

You should dip the two ends of that Campy pump...

You should dip the two ends of that Campy pump head in Plasti-Dip, so they do not damage your paint.

Alternatively, you can often buy or find little plastic covers for them, if you look around.
08-17-22, 11:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,372
Posted By Bad Lag

Get that rear rack off NOW! Seriously. At...

Get that rear rack off NOW! Seriously.

At the very least, you need a support block between the rack and the brake bridge to stop it from sliding down and destroying that museum quality paint job...
08-15-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,234
Posted By Bad Lag

Weigh them. Use the lighter of the two. :)

Weigh them. Use the lighter of the two. :)
08-12-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,237
Posted By Bad Lag

Reason #11 - Raleigh Grand Prix was really good...

Reason #11 - Raleigh Grand Prix was really good for just getting a work out or building stamina. They are especially good for that in the hills and mountains.

They suck the life out of your legs,...
08-09-22, 09:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,031
Posted By Bad Lag

I do. Really, I have everything I need.

I do. Really, I have everything I need.
08-07-22, 10:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,031
Posted By Bad Lag

Okay, thanks for the price checks. At the prices...

Okay, thanks for the price checks. At the prices I quoted the rims and spokes plus tax and shipping have been $300 just for the parts and I'd still have to build the wheels.

Velo Orange has rim...
07-26-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 350
Posted By Bad Lag

Also made by MKS - Pedal flip tabs: ...

Also made by MKS -

Pedal flip tabs:


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1800x1500/mks_spin_2_1213ae61483a2e84f2743d5eaa627201ea30f1e7.jpg
07-25-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 350
Posted By Bad Lag

Be sure to get yourself a pair of MKS XL DEEP toe...

Be sure to get yourself a pair of MKS XL DEEP toe clips. They are longer out front and taller than normal clips.

Yes, I also wear 13.


My best guess for pedals for you - MKS Sylvan Touring. I...
07-19-22, 12:06 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,496
Posted By Bad Lag

That is a Red Clover triplizer, is it not?

That is a Red Clover triplizer, is it not?
07-12-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By Bad Lag

You should start mailing it to those who are...

You should start mailing it to those who are interested and would like to read it. Let each reader mail it to the next, so each pays the postage to the next. That way, all it takes is a mailing...
07-09-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By Bad Lag

Push down on the bars. The stem will flex. If...

Push down on the bars. The stem will flex. If the feature opens up, it is a crack. If it a scratch, it will not open.
07-06-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By Bad Lag

Is this a veiled advertisement?

Is this a veiled advertisement?
06-22-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By Bad Lag

Components tell you nothing reliable about the...

Components tell you nothing reliable about the vintage of the frame.

It's a nice bike. How's it ride with that upright riding position?

What is up with that stem, it seems so "acute"?
06-22-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 549
Posted By Bad Lag

You need a few lessons in structural design. ...

You need a few lessons in structural design.

The more you ride it, the more heavily you load it (including its own weight), the better your structural design has to be.
06-19-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,572
Posted By Bad Lag

The TA rings were delivered yesterday. The...

The TA rings were delivered yesterday.

The Campy rings would be for originality.
06-18-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,572
Posted By Bad Lag

Oh my!, I searched and searched and asked here...

Oh my!, I searched and searched and asked here several times and never found that site. The prices for some of their stuff is eye wateringly high but they have the parts. They have NOS Campagnolo...
06-16-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 770
Posted By Bad Lag

Ce n'est pas la fin. a ne fait que commencer. ...

Ce n'est pas la fin. a ne fait que commencer.

(It's not the end. It's just starting.)
06-15-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,572
Posted By Bad Lag

Still, nothing is a bigger killer than not being...

Still, nothing is a bigger killer than not being able to ride because components are worn out.

I don't ebay at all and there are very few 144 BCD options available out there. Because there may be...
06-08-22, 01:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 738
Posted By Bad Lag

I have the older version of THESE for THOSE - ...

I have the older version of THESE for THOSE -


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/300x300/s_l300_ac2c03758711cb5c001cd905dc81c07ef63b7911.jpg

But you do have to remove the...
06-04-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 819
Posted By Bad Lag

$50 back then was unobtainable. Only rich...

$50 back then was unobtainable.

Only rich kids had Schwinn Sting Rays and there weren't many of those around..
05-21-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,568
Posted By Bad Lag

I've had my Brooks Pro for almost 50 years and it...

I've had my Brooks Pro for almost 50 years and it FINALLY getting broken in. Longer than a Brooks,..., a multi-generational break in period. ;-)
05-20-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 811
Posted By Bad Lag

That quick release seat post clamp has got to GO!

That quick release seat post clamp has got to GO!
05-17-22, 11:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 816
Posted By Bad Lag

You'll have a better selection of tires in 700C...

You'll have a better selection of tires in 700C than you will in 27".
05-16-22, 11:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,329
Posted By Bad Lag

8 speed Shimano Alfine and shifters; Brooks...

8 speed Shimano Alfine and shifters; Brooks saddle; North Roads bars. I think you will like it.

...
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