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07-24-21, 06:23 PM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

Y'all probably figured out that one looks like a...

Y'all probably figured out that one looks like a Trek (520?) and the other one strongly resembles a Davidson Impulse.
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07-22-21, 08:08 AM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

No problem, I was just trying to save your...

No problem, I was just trying to save your monthly google search allowance. Sheldon Brown's IGH information index (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/sturmey-archer_tech.html#adjustment)
RJ the Bike Guy...
07-22-21, 07:51 AM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

I'll go ahead and guess; it's altitude sickness,...

I'll go ahead and guess; it's altitude sickness, isn't it?
07-13-21, 11:07 AM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

:lol: The head tube is longer than the largest...

:lol:
The head tube is longer than the largest seat tubes i can comfortably ride!
07-12-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 350
Posted By Unca_Sam

-3 points for inconsistent formatting of your...

-3 points for inconsistent formatting of your points! Agree with them anyway.
Add that you will need to re-center the wheel on the axle anyway, so finding another shorter axle isn't actually that...
07-08-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By Unca_Sam

As always, YMMV. I've had greased alloy...

As always, YMMV.

I've had greased alloy posts slip in steel frames with the clamp bolts tightened to 50 in/lbs slip.
07-08-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By Unca_Sam

Use a carbon paste of your choosing. The Park...

Use a carbon paste of your choosing. The Park grip gel is indeed a little gritty for tight fits. The benefit to using a grip paste is that you don't need to tighten to max spec to prevent movement. I...
06-26-21, 06:57 PM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

The trick is an unfussy behind, and padded shorts.

The trick is an unfussy behind, and padded shorts.
06-24-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By Unca_Sam

Yes, that poses a safety issue. You have...

Yes, that poses a safety issue.

You have spacers under the stem, can you remove those and have the steerer come up to ~1-2mm below the top of the stem?

Also consider, lowering the stem on the...
06-14-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7,873
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Posted By Unca_Sam

I object to the destruction of a rare color!

I object to the destruction of a rare color!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-21, 06:56 AM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

Lake Huron

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Foggy morning on Mackinac Island
06-02-21, 07:47 AM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

I want to take the opportunity to thank you for...

I want to take the opportunity to thank you for your website. I've used it as a reference in the past!
05-29-21, 07:34 PM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

Not bad! ...

Not bad!
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The Kona Cinder Cone in its natural habitat. Frame serial...
05-27-21, 01:37 PM
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Views: 294
Posted By Unca_Sam

I'm not a mod, but you posted it here first, so...

I'm not a mod, but you posted it here first, so it's only announcing that these are here. There are more than a few complaints about bad rims on otherwise nice english 3 speeds.
05-27-21, 12:42 PM
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Views: 294
Posted By Unca_Sam

I'm sure the guys posting in the 3 speed thread...

I'm sure the guys posting in the 3 speed thread would snap these up
05-26-21, 01:29 PM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

...Have we considered a balance bike 100KM? I'd...

...Have we considered a balance bike 100KM? I'd like to see a rolling frame, no drive train get pushed 100kms. It would be legendary!

Absent that, I think you mean a single speed, since you'd have...
05-26-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,653
Posted By Unca_Sam

In theory, yes. But what proportion of those...

In theory, yes. But what proportion of those particles would you expect in an all-steel hub?
05-21-21, 08:32 AM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

rustystrings61 I'd be looking to use boiling...

rustystrings61 I'd be looking to use boiling water and dry ice or canned air to try and cause enough differential expansion between the frame and the post. If you can chill the post, and then heat...
05-20-21, 10:04 AM
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Views: 1,554
Posted By Unca_Sam

Fantastic!

Fantastic!
05-18-21, 08:50 AM
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Views: 25,845
Posted By Unca_Sam

Friendly Costumed Superhero Cost Accountant here...

Friendly Costumed Superhero Cost Accountant here to answer your plea for help!

1. Based on my understanding of the Rules and Bylaws of the Box O' Crap, you are strongly encouraged to add parts in...
05-18-21, 08:29 AM
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Views: 25,845
Posted By Unca_Sam

There is no requirement to do it all in one go....

There is no requirement to do it all in one go. Some of us do, some of us don't. I did it in one day for the challenge of it, since I had an actual road bike. 100kms in one ride on a cruiser or 3...
05-14-21, 09:39 AM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

Used tape sounds so *pedestrian*. I propose that...

Used tape sounds so *pedestrian*. I propose that you call this "rare vintage handlebar wrap" in a 'rare' color. Anyone can wrap with a new white tape, but connoisseurs will wrap their handlebars with...
05-13-21, 09:28 AM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

Generally, magnificent deals or rare finds are...

Generally, magnificent deals or rare finds are posted here. This might fit in better in the The Wacky World of Craigslist and eBay Ads - Page 812 - Bike Forums...
05-12-21, 03:49 PM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

We used to have a facilitators thread, but it's...

We used to have a facilitators thread, but it's long in the tooth.
05-12-21, 03:46 PM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

Got around to the tires

I took the time to mount the tires and tubes I bought specifically for this build! A recent purchase also came with red used straps that work perfectly with the other red accents. Went for a spin to...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-21, 01:47 AM
Replies: 1,434
Views: 240,529
Posted By Unca_Sam

Isn't it amazing at how little damage there is to...

Isn't it amazing at how little damage there is to the bike? You'd think killing a cow would do more, but it looks fine. The fork isn't even bent!
05-05-21, 10:27 AM
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Views: 7,011
Posted By Unca_Sam

...you like picking at your scabs, don't you? ;)

...you like picking at your scabs, don't you? ;)
05-04-21, 02:21 PM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

Ah, yes! 0 degrees latitude, 0 degrees longitude,...

Ah, yes! 0 degrees latitude, 0 degrees longitude, or "The GPS doesn't know where I am so I'm at the default point."
05-01-21, 02:31 AM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

There's always been disparate themes in how the...

There's always been disparate themes in how the challenge works, like nlerner and Lascauxcaveman demonstrated. Sometimes, it's completing a shoestring restoration of a worthy frame into a custom...
04-30-21, 02:37 PM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

My suggestion is to suggest she'll enjoy the...

My suggestion is to suggest she'll enjoy the bonding time, painting your extra time together as something positive. If that doesn't work, there's always valium :innocent:.
04-28-21, 04:51 AM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

Shimano 600 with an aero cover. The cockpit looks...

Shimano 600 with an aero cover. The cockpit looks untouched, with the AX stem, bars, levers, and bar ends.
It's unusual for me to go grab a bike, but I couldn't let this pass.
04-27-21, 07:24 PM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

I'm bewildered to report that this bike is now...

I'm bewildered to report that this bike is now mine.
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52 cm ctt st, 52...
04-21-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By Unca_Sam

Ask the guys in the fixed/ss subforum? I...

Ask the guys in the fixed/ss subforum? I personally think bold colored deep-section rims are tacky, but that's due mostly to the high volume of new $350 ss/fixie frames that come with those heavy...
04-21-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 577
Posted By Unca_Sam

I predict a threadless repair BB is in your...

I predict a threadless repair BB is in your future.
04-05-21, 04:27 PM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

"One early summer day, not long after my 12th...

"One early summer day, not long after my 12th birthday, I took my new 'copper tone' Stingray Krate down Caesar's Lane on my way to the railroad tracks that still run along the Hudson on their way to...
04-05-21, 05:19 AM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

There was a member that sold two over a year ago...

There was a member that sold two over a year ago in the C&V sales section. I bought the black one and I'm very happy with it so far....
04-04-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By Unca_Sam

I bought the rest of this lot last year, and have...

I bought the rest of this lot last year, and have these tires mounted to Matrix ISO-CII rims with a ~19.5mm external width. These measure ~25.4mm on those rims at 100psi, which are ~13mm internal...
03-30-21, 11:56 AM
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Views: 91,586
Posted By Unca_Sam

Bibendum man's Bibendum Bike.

Bibendum man's Bibendum Bike.
03-26-21, 02:35 PM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

I wonder if they made a prototype with front...

I wonder if they made a prototype with front brakes...
03-26-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By Unca_Sam

The shackle has shoulders in the front to act as...

The shackle has shoulders in the front to act as a fulcrum. Once I pushed the shoulders to the nose plate, the bolt head cleared the back of the nose piece with a pop!

With that in position, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2,596
Views: 386,904
Posted By Unca_Sam

Fred Content Warning

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Alum Creek. Sycamore trees are wonderful subjects after leaf drop.
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03-19-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By Unca_Sam

Do us a favor and put a price on it? Please...

Do us a favor and put a price on it?
Please and thank you!
03-19-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By Unca_Sam

Just listed today: ST-6400 Shift levers...

Just listed today: ST-6400 Shift levers...
03-18-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By Unca_Sam

I was going to mention my 'discovery' and post a...

I was going to mention my 'discovery' and post a link, but you already found it! ☺ I'm glad! After I determined that the 600 EX shifters were missing a washer or two, I set up a search on Ebay for...
03-15-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By Unca_Sam

Phew! Saved me from buying this myself,...

Phew!

Saved me from buying this myself, since it would fit perfectly on my 1973 Raleigh Super Course.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2,596
Views: 386,904
Posted By Unca_Sam

Minnesota, 100% confidence.

Minnesota, 100% confidence.
03-08-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,652
Posted By Unca_Sam

And they all tipped a splash of beer from their...

And they all tipped a splash of beer from their mugs in memory of the loss.
03-04-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 62,905
Views: 9,582,269
Posted By Unca_Sam

Yeah, the tires are too skinny so i bought a fat...

Yeah, the tires are too skinny so i bought a fat bike. Much better!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2,596
Views: 386,904
Posted By Unca_Sam

Almost a Pink Floyd album cover, there. ...

Almost a Pink Floyd album cover, there.

Where's the kid!!
03-04-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,025
Posted By Unca_Sam

Zombie Alert! This thread is 10 years old.

Zombie Alert! This thread is 10 years old.
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