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12-30-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 916
Posted By gearbasher

Here is a pdf scan of the Trilock instructions

Here is a pdf scan of the Trilock instructions
12-24-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,949
Posted By gearbasher

I consider myself a rider. Until recent events...

I consider myself a rider. Until recent events have affected my life, I was riding an average of 12,000 miles a year. I love lugged steel and did have a nice collection. But, I realized the bikes are...
12-23-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 19,784
Posted By gearbasher

Here are probably two of the cheapest watches...

Here are probably two of the cheapest watches ever made.
The Timex on the right was given to me by my mom when I was in 2nd or 3rd grade. That was back in '68-'69. It still has the original band and...
12-23-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 743
Views: 68,536
Posted By gearbasher

Here's a little article that may explain this...

Here's a little article that may explain this thread:
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/22/well/fitness-alcohol-drinking-exercise.html?smid=url-share
12-21-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,302
Posted By gearbasher

Some red and green. Think of the white as snow. ...

Some red and green. Think of the white as snow.
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My red Pinarello after a major...
12-21-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 19,784
Posted By gearbasher

I'm late to this party. Here are mine. Well, most...

I'm late to this party. Here are mine. Well, most of them. I have a few wrist watches, but I never use them. The one on the upper left is my "daily driver". The second pic is donor/ parts watches. I...
12-14-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 811
Posted By gearbasher

Some people have too much time on their hands!

Here's a project for the daring bike mechanic.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_bwKW6V1lw
12-08-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 305,592
Posted By gearbasher

Well, I did miss one "Bonds". ...

Well, I did miss one "Bonds".

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12-08-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 6,079
Posted By gearbasher

I saw one with a vanity license plate that said...

I saw one with a vanity license plate that said "LE PLATE"
12-06-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 305,592
Posted By gearbasher

I think I got all the Bonds. ...

I think I got all the Bonds.
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12-04-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 305,592
Posted By gearbasher

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

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12-02-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 305,592
Posted By gearbasher

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Evangeline Lilly, also in Flip-flops
11-29-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 305,592
Posted By gearbasher

Capt. Piccard (with space cadet Katie Holmes) ...

Capt. Piccard (with space cadet Katie Holmes)
...
11-27-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 305,592
Posted By gearbasher

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Kristen Stewart
11-25-21, 05:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 662
Posted By gearbasher

Removing the thief that was stealing your bike?

Removing the thief that was stealing your bike?
11-24-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 931
Posted By gearbasher

12: The Ginger / Maryanne, Samantha / Jeanie...

12: The Ginger / Maryanne, Samantha / Jeanie discussion still comes up.
13: When a new TV show or movie is released these days, you've seen the original.
14: The oldies station plays the music you...
11-24-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 931
Posted By gearbasher

Ten ways to tell if you're vintage: 1: Your...

Ten ways to tell if you're vintage:

1: Your doctor is younger than you.
2: The cop that pulled you over is younger than you.
3: You put a new roof on your house and tell yourself: "That's the...
11-23-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,362
Posted By gearbasher

I love how someone from Canada states Hockey...

I love how someone from Canada states Hockey cards and not Baseball cards in the spokes. It has to make you smile.
11-21-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,362
Posted By gearbasher

Tubulars. Rode them for a week. End of story ...

Tubulars. Rode them for a week. End of story
Campagnolo NR/SR brakes. After using modern brake calipers, I've come to realize you need the forearms of a 14 y.o. boy who found his father's Playboy...
11-20-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 403
Posted By gearbasher

I think dddd is on to something with mention of...

I think dddd is on to something with mention of a spring. I've seen breakdowns of lower level Campy skewers from the C-Record era and they have a spring in the QR lever body. Also, Campy Record 8...
11-20-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 305,592
Posted By gearbasher

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Raquel Welch
11-18-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 305,592
Posted By gearbasher

Groot ...

Groot

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11-17-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 305,592
Posted By gearbasher

"Twilight Zone" was another great song from...

"Twilight Zone" was another great song from them.
11-15-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 22,070
Posted By gearbasher

Monica...

Monica Belluccihttps://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x639/monica_bellucci_5fb530160c61907b7d97f8c58571a7f5cd644754.jpg
11-15-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 437
Posted By gearbasher

I bend a dime with a hose clamp around a piece of...

I bend a dime with a hose clamp around a piece of pipe. Then I use some 3M double sided tape and stick it to the head tube.
11-15-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,544
Posted By gearbasher

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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11-10-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By gearbasher

Then there's the competition. Being French, the...

Then there's the competition. Being French, the cork probably isn't standard and you would need a special corkscrew to open it.
...
11-08-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 525
Posted By gearbasher

The dropout is drilled for a Campagnolo...

The dropout is drilled for a Campagnolo Portacatena. That was introduced in 1977. So, you frame is after that. I have a Moser that I believe is a 1984/5. Your frame has some things in common with...
10-27-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By gearbasher

Here's a youtube vidoe on Brooks saddles. @ 7:22...

Here's a youtube vidoe on Brooks saddles. @ 7:22 you can see how they chamfer the edge.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4n8qkwIElY
10-20-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By gearbasher

Above and Beyond

I just watched this film about an American B-17 pilot that was shot down over Belgium. The reason I'm posting it is that he basically made through Nazi-occupied Belgium and France by stealing...
10-08-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 921
Posted By gearbasher

I find, with using spoke lengths suggested by the...

I find, with using spoke lengths suggested by the calculators, you really don't start feeling any tension until the top of the spoke is right at the bottom of the slot in the nipple. Then a few of...
10-07-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 17,585
Posted By gearbasher

I'm surprised this thread is so old and I never...

I'm surprised this thread is so old and I never posted my hideous Maza:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/866x564/dsc01531_db365fede8786a026070437ccde0908880731e6a.jpg

It's...
10-05-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 629
Posted By gearbasher

Maybe you should swap wheels with the OP of this...

Maybe you should swap wheels with the OP of this thread;
https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1239361-leaving-single-pawl-120pt-chosen-hub-noise-reduction.html
09-23-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 305,592
Posted By gearbasher

Maybe it's pre and post Cruise?

Maybe it's pre and post Cruise?
09-20-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 305,592
Posted By gearbasher

Anne Hathaway ...

Anne Hathaway
...
09-18-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By gearbasher

I kept a steel frame for 5 years (bought new) in...

I kept a steel frame for 5 years (bought new) in my basement. All I did was lightly oil the tubes. It was wrapped it large plastic bag that was not sealed and stored in an old steamer trunk my...
09-04-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By gearbasher

I found my torque chart. Campy recommends 10 N.m....

I found my torque chart. Campy recommends 10 N.m. (88.5 in/lbs.). Too much in my opinion. Like I said, I cracked two bodies using those specs.
08-24-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 305,592
Posted By gearbasher

Yeah, but he can only make left hand turns.

Yeah, but he can only make left hand turns.
08-23-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 788
Posted By gearbasher

When all else fails, remove the bearings and look...

When all else fails, remove the bearings and look for numbers or measure them.
08-17-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,382
Posted By gearbasher

I don't want to be the grim reaper and I hope I'm...

I don't want to be the grim reaper and I hope I'm wrong, but those lines in the paint at the head lug could be from a front end collision. I would run a straight edge along the bottom of the top tube...
08-15-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 999
Posted By gearbasher

Ok, I'm gonna say it: I would never use that...

Ok, I'm gonna say it: I would never use that stem. I'd also be on the fence about using those bars.
08-14-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By gearbasher

I've been using look pedals since they first...

I've been using look pedals since they first appeared. Yes, they do squeak. I've used silicone spray, pledge and car wax (all are treacherous for walking on tiled floors). It stops the squeak for...
08-09-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,991
Posted By gearbasher

Silver rims with black tires are easier to keep...

Silver rims with black tires are easier to keep clean. That's enough for me.
08-06-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,693
Posted By gearbasher

Let me just say that I did crack the lower part...

Let me just say that I did crack the lower part of the clamp/cradle on a first generation post. It was the "stamped" cradle that I believe was eventually recalled. I never weighed over 142 lbs.
08-05-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,137
Posted By gearbasher

One suggestion. Put a little grease on the cable...

One suggestion. Put a little grease on the cable where it goes through the tope tube. I've run them dry and they rattle a little. The sound is annoying.
08-05-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,137
Posted By gearbasher

I've owned 5 (still have 4) Italian frames with...

I've owned 5 (still have 4) Italian frames with cable routing through he top tube. All had an internal tube (conduit) that the cable ran through. One was designed so the outer housing was also...
07-29-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By gearbasher

Also note, there were two generations of 9 speed...

Also note, there were two generations of 9 speed that don't work well with each other. Cassettes and chain are the same, but the derailleurs and ergos are different. Basically the older version has...
07-19-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 384
Posted By gearbasher

If you decide to remove the self extractors, they...

If you decide to remove the self extractors, they have reverse threads. You will then need a crank puller with reverse threads to remove the crank arms.

See this forum thread:...
07-05-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By gearbasher

I have pulled them using just the 7 mm Allen. I...

I have pulled them using just the 7 mm Allen. I never damaged anything, but I cringed every time I did it. By every time, I mean maybe 2 or 3 times. Then I just got rid of the self extractors.
...
06-28-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,094
Posted By gearbasher

This reminds me of Steve Bartman and the Cubs.

This reminds me of Steve Bartman and the Cubs.
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