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07-21-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,276
Posted By bark_eater

I picked up a too big Fuji America recently that...

I picked up a too big Fuji America recently that came with a set of small Cannondale front panniers on a Blackburn lowrider rack. I'd say the volume of the bags is comparable to a rando bag and...
07-16-21, 03:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,136
Posted By bark_eater

If you have any interest in riding this bike or a...

If you have any interest in riding this bike or a "French" bike of this vintage, clean it up, soak it with WD-40 and put it away till you find another "French" donor bike with a clean crank set,...
06-17-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,828
Posted By bark_eater

"Ditch those suicide shifters"

"Ditch those suicide shifters"
06-14-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 439
Posted By bark_eater

They sell "puffers" to deer hunters to track...

They sell "puffers" to deer hunters to track wind direction. The bottles are bigger though.
06-10-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 663
Posted By bark_eater

Free Spirits seem to have the most durable axle...

Free Spirits seem to have the most durable axle covers..
06-07-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,740
Posted By bark_eater

Now I'm not going to go to far into other...

Now I'm not going to go to far into other people's intentions or life goals, but It has crossed my mind that if one was a troll purposely orchastrating such divisiveness, there would be a lot of self...
06-07-21, 04:48 AM
06-05-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 955
Posted By bark_eater

Tapping around the bike tubes with the handle of...

Tapping around the bike tubes with the handle of a small screw driver might give you an idea of the internal tube condition.
06-05-21, 05:10 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,740
Posted By bark_eater

I fear that you may have unknowingly crossed a...

I fear that you may have unknowingly crossed a line.

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06-03-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,740
Posted By bark_eater

I think its great. We should thank the Mods and...

I think its great. We should thank the Mods and let them know much we're looking forward to all the relevant content on C+V being moved to the new forum. I also look forward to helping out by...
05-31-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,017
Posted By bark_eater

Figure out where the co-ops are and check the...

Figure out where the co-ops are and check the freewheel pile. Big cogs get the least wear so grab whatever you find even if the rest of the assembly is toast. This is last weeks haul. I hadent been...
05-30-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 621
Posted By bark_eater

I thinks it more of saving .1 second per km adds...

I thinks it more of saving .1 second per km adds up when you get to 1200 km rides. That extra 30 minutes might be spent on sleep, which might make a difference between having a good ride or...
05-29-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 621
Posted By bark_eater

I can rationalize the idea of shortys protecting...

I can rationalize the idea of shortys protecting the pivots of center and side pull brakes as well as the lower headset bearings. I do have a Schwinn High Sierra that I intend to set up as a...
05-28-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,411
Posted By bark_eater

I was occasionally riding a rust bucket Carlton...

I was occasionally riding a rust bucket Carlton mountain bike with steel 6 speed beach cruiser wheels, that were some Sheldon reported European off spec, that I was hustled into buying it down in...
05-28-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 797
Posted By bark_eater

I had to know: ...

I had to know: https://www.bikeiowa.com/Feature/438/the-j-lu-chronicles
05-28-21, 03:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 925
Posted By bark_eater

I have a bunch of project hybrids and time spent...

I have a bunch of project hybrids and time spent riding converted hybrids. So far their all either too big or too small. I've been riding the too big ones successfully, but realy want to try dirt...
05-26-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 719
Posted By bark_eater

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got a late start on this years evolving disaster.... I think I'll...
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By bark_eater

I'm to honest with my self to swear off buying...

I'm to honest with my self to swear off buying more bikes... I sent an offer of a $50 deposit to hold it for a couple weeks.
05-21-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 421
Posted By bark_eater

Freewheel 1 Park Tool 0

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Replies: 22
Views: 878
Posted By bark_eater

Unless the seller got all the extras at cost,...

Unless the seller got all the extras at cost, they have at least $600 into the bike. So if this is the bike you want, with the extras you want ready to go theres a number between 4 and 6 hundred. Ive...
05-18-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 867
Views: 252,701
Posted By bark_eater

A set of the Mach 1 wheels arrived today. The...

A set of the Mach 1 wheels arrived today. The rear wheelmaster 135mm hub feels like its filled with gravel and the spokes are zinc plated, but they were $100 to my door. It looks like they will be...
05-13-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 651
Posted By bark_eater

With out over sharing, I will say that there is a...

With out over sharing, I will say that there is a place 463 miles from my home, where I have seen the grails gleam from afar more than once. I haven't made the pilgrimage yet.....
05-12-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 681
Posted By bark_eater

I'm not sure I'm man enough to ride a Gugie...

I'm not sure I'm man enough to ride a Gugie 'Merkin.....
05-10-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 681
Posted By bark_eater

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05-07-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,189
Posted By bark_eater

I've got big box ceiling hooks, which I assume...

I've got big box ceiling hooks, which I assume have the same rubber coating as yours. The hooks coating from the regular use bikes wore through pretty fast. I didn't notice untill there was obvious...
05-06-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,921
Posted By bark_eater

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Dejoy is a the other kind of Boy Scout.
05-03-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,501
Posted By bark_eater

Yea... ...

Yea...
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04-28-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,206
Posted By bark_eater

I have 28mm Gravel king's on a bike, and they...

I have 28mm Gravel king's on a bike, and they seem like a good ballance between cost, ride and durablity. I'm going to try 32mm's next.
04-26-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,078
Posted By bark_eater

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With the matching trailer please.
03-30-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,011
Posted By bark_eater

SOUND TRACK

SOUND TRACK
03-28-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,762
Posted By bark_eater

Well... I've got a scoped Red Ryder and a pie...

Well... I've got a scoped Red Ryder and a pie plate gong about 35 yards out for when dinking around with bikes isn't zen enough....
03-27-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,769
Posted By bark_eater

Mine's been filled away in the "archive" and off...

Mine's been filled away in the "archive" and off the project list. I'd be interested to hear about how it rides for you.
03-25-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,142
Posted By bark_eater

Made 2 orders from the same mid west ebay vendor...

Made 2 orders from the same mid west ebay vendor 5 days apart. First order stopped at a local distribution center. . Apparently the black hole of Oak Creek WI. is full so my second package managed to...
03-24-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,647
Posted By bark_eater

Those PDW fenders look to be flat on the top. I...

Those PDW fenders look to be flat on the top. I think the lack of depth and "wrap" is going to make them visually undersized even if they have the same width as a set of traditional fenders.
03-21-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By bark_eater

IRD makes a braze on FD for compact cranks. The...

IRD makes a braze on FD for compact cranks. The might be able to give you the critical dimensions to confirm before ordering.
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03-06-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By bark_eater

I do the aluminum foil rub on oxidized spokes....

I do the aluminum foil rub on oxidized spokes. If theres actual rust, I'll use Bar Keepers Friend (oxalic acid) with the foil. Probably not necessary but afterwards I neutralize the acid with...
03-04-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,553
Posted By bark_eater

Not necessarily. If you can make use of 52-11, ...

Not necessarily. If you can make use of 52-11, pushing 127 gear inches at 35 mph, more power to ya. You can tell me all about it when you lap me.
03-02-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,553
Posted By bark_eater

I got a new scheme... If I take a 10 speed cog an...

I got a new scheme... If I take a 10 speed cog an add a 1 mm spacer and factor in the extra thickness of the 7 speed second position cog I get a center to center of 5.025. That's debating hair color...
03-01-21, 05:33 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,265
Posted By bark_eater

Grant Peterson: Hipster marketing genius, before...

Grant Peterson: Hipster marketing genius, before it was cool.....
02-28-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 930
Posted By bark_eater

Found this image from Ferrousious, of what looks...

Found this image from Ferrousious, of what looks like a 1986 frame showing plenty of clearance with 28mm tires under fenders.
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02-25-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By bark_eater

I'm hopeful that the shipping prices will...

I'm hopeful that the shipping prices will normalize at some point. SJS used to charge actual shipping which was great for small orders. Now their minimum shipping charge is over $30.
02-19-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 920
Posted By bark_eater

Thanks. There's a little climbing and crawling to...

Thanks. There's a little climbing and crawling to get at the "when and if pile". I double checked the light green 22" frame and its top tube is at least 23" maybe 23 1/2" The smaller frame is a...
02-16-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By bark_eater

Your welcome.

Your welcome.
02-16-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By bark_eater

Sounded like you were all in. Is raising bad form?

Sounded like you were all in. Is raising bad form?
02-16-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,057
Posted By bark_eater

I have a well established history of getting paid...

I have a well established history of getting paid reasonable money to do cool stuff, but I'm not fooling myself with the idea that there's even a rainbow here, much less a pot of gold.
Forum: Touring
02-16-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,734
Posted By bark_eater

A quick Google didn't find anything, but I have...

A quick Google didn't find anything, but I have seen lighting systems that actively track overtaking vehicles and increase your visibility and give you an auditory warning. Less high tech would be a...
02-15-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 20,799
Posted By bark_eater

Crikey! my Cityliner with 40mm tires has 66mm of...

Crikey! my Cityliner with 40mm tires has 66mm of trail. That explains a bit.
02-13-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,699
Posted By bark_eater

I have a Koga Miyata Cityliner, which is a very...

I have a Koga Miyata Cityliner, which is a very nice hybrid with good tubeing that ended up being to light for touring. I'm running 40mm tires under fenders. It has a high bottom bracket and seems...
02-10-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 930
Posted By bark_eater

The 86/87 Schwinn Prelude Appreciation Society

I've got slightly rough Schwinn Prelude in my collection. As it turns out its kind of a quirky bike in design and story. I'll flesh that all out later but for now I'm going to start of by linking all...
02-09-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 571
Posted By bark_eater

Its going on a bike. If you set up a saved...

Its going on a bike. If you set up a saved search for "chainring 110 34" eBay will send you an email every day. Sooner or later something will pop up.
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