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01-25-22, 05:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 575
Posted By Chuck M

It looks like many of you have taken pity on...

It looks like many of you have taken pity on abused and misfit bikes and have made some silk purses out of them.

There is another pity bike on my radar because my wife doesn't like her six speed...
01-23-22, 09:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 661
Posted By Chuck M

I went to the two foot gear when the gear I was...

I went to the two foot gear when the gear I was in when this happened failed about 5' from the top of the climb. I finished the final 1.5 miles to home in the two foot gear.

...
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By Chuck M

I'd make sure it fits too. It looks like it may...

I'd make sure it fits too. It looks like it may be on the small side.
01-23-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By Chuck M

If you can find a good double trailer on CL or...

If you can find a good double trailer on CL or facebook marketplace at a good price, pick it up. Ten years ago I bought one for $25 that the original owner's kids outgrew. I used it for three...
01-23-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 396
Posted By Chuck M

Is the chainring supposed to be exposed like...

Is the chainring supposed to be exposed like that? On the one hand, it appears everything is so very well covered that one may assume the chain ring should be as well. But on the other hand, I love...
01-23-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By Chuck M

PM on the way for the Esquartz pedals.

PM on the way for the Esquartz pedals.
01-22-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 575
Posted By Chuck M

Pity Bikes

Have you ever felt sorry for a bike and wanted to rescue it from becoming a poorly executed fixed gear perversion or yard art?

There is a sad looking Western Auto 3 speed not really local to me,...
01-22-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By Chuck M

Now I have a new time waster... Searching eBay...

Now I have a new time waster... Searching eBay for "lot of bike parts"
01-22-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 645
Posted By Chuck M

To be fair, I read the older post to inquire if...

To be fair, I read the older post to inquire if anyone else knows of long term for sale ads. The new posts inquires as to why this particular bike has not sold. At least that's how you can spin it.
01-21-22, 09:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 386
Posted By Chuck M

My newest bike is an aluminum 2018 Trek Domane. ...

My newest bike is an aluminum 2018 Trek Domane. I also ride a 1980 high tensile steel Takara and a 1984 cro-mo Raleigh. I think the Trek is the easiest riding of all of them due to the weight,...
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By Chuck M

The rear tire looks new, the front tire appears...

The rear tire looks new, the front tire appears to be not so new with cracked sidewalls. While it is in a Park rack as has been mentioned, I don't see a lot of evidence that the bike has been...
01-21-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 645
Posted By Chuck M

I too would assume that it may be the initial...

I too would assume that it may be the initial bidding price and if it was a local pickup only. Those two things would require the right person to maybe looking for it and for all the stars to align....
01-20-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 389
Posted By Chuck M

That bike doesn't look like it needs much of a...

That bike doesn't look like it needs much of a restoration IMHO. An overhaul and matching tires would be my route were it mine.
01-18-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 358
Posted By Chuck M

It isn't really magic? Or an eraser? I feel...

It isn't really magic? Or an eraser? I feel ripped off. How do they get away with that kind of false advertising?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By Chuck M

My experience with Garmin is the bugs don't often...

My experience with Garmin is the bugs don't often get worked out. Their hardware isn't too bad, but I don't think the software group does as well.
01-16-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 66,037
Views: 10,435,420
Posted By Chuck M

I have had this happen. Once the seller was an...

I have had this happen. Once the seller was an older woman that just didn't use facebook that much and forgot to get around to messaging me back. A couple of other times I creeped the sellers...
01-16-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,280
Posted By Chuck M

I don't think you know how questions work. ...

I don't think you know how questions work.



Thankfully one of the good things to come from the pandemic is curbside pickup which eliminates that discrimination.



This would be a good...
01-16-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 66,037
Views: 10,435,420
Posted By Chuck M

An honest disclosure in a CL ad?

An honest disclosure in a CL ad?
01-16-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 579
Posted By Chuck M

And I think this is an overlooked factor whenever...

And I think this is an overlooked factor whenever this question comes up. Things made of rubbers and plastics are basically made of compounds. And in those compounds are additives that aid in the...
01-15-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 545
Posted By Chuck M

If this is something you bought new from a...

If this is something you bought new from a retailer, just return it for a refund or correct size. As you just learned, with bicycles, the general standard is there are no general standards. Confirm...
01-13-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 558
Posted By Chuck M

If those round holes at the top of the slots were...

If those round holes at the top of the slots were there when the stem was made, they were there to prevent those cracks from happening and it was a failure. If the were drilled after the stem...
01-09-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,126
Posted By Chuck M

Do your fenders keep water out of your paper...

Do your fenders keep water out of your paper spacers?
Forum: Foo
01-09-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 312
Posted By Chuck M

At that point it would still be possible, but not...

At that point it would still be possible, but not likely worth the effort. The solvents in the primer and the glue are the same and that is what does the solvent welding. We have had mixers break...
01-09-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,656
Posted By Chuck M

I went to take a bike down today to ride it to...

I went to take a bike down today to ride it to the office. I didn't plan to top off the tires because it is only about a 1/4 mile ride but I gave the front tire a squeeze. Two weeks after my chain...
Forum: Foo
01-09-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 312
Posted By Chuck M

If you have primer, a little bit can be added to...

If you have primer, a little bit can be added to an old can of glue to revive it. PVC glue and primer are basically the same thing but the glue has PVC resin and a few other things in it. The...
01-09-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,126
Posted By Chuck M

That is as good of an explanation as there is. ...

That is as good of an explanation as there is. Yet someone not only took the time to make the video in the OP, but they took time to make props.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,927
Posted By Chuck M

LarrySellerz , it would be interesting if you...

LarrySellerz , it would be interesting if you posted a picture of your bike. Your posts often raise questions about your equipment and while the same people that goof on you may goof on your bike,...
01-09-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By Chuck M

I found it interesting that the Stronglight...

I found it interesting that the Stronglight document says to use Vaseline on the threads. I always use a small amount of whatever grease is in arm's reach and then have to get in between the crank...
01-08-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,059
Posted By Chuck M

My bike of the cheapest and worst quality is...

My bike of the cheapest and worst quality is probably this 1970 Gazelle Tour del l'Avenir. The current condition is abysmal and I don't know how much of that is due to lack of care or it wasn't much...
01-05-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,459
Posted By Chuck M

I didn't read the blog post but I think I get the...

I didn't read the blog post but I think I get the gist of it from the comments in this thread.

Trek's website states that their lifetime warranty doesn't cover normal wear and tear or improper...
01-03-22, 06:18 AM
Replies: 14,564
Views: 3,387,408
Posted By Chuck M

The best I have is a photo in an early 80’s...

The best I have is a photo in an early 80’s Takara brochure that has the specs for the 990. You can find it in my photo album.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,564
Posted By Chuck M

Weird decision right there.

Weird decision right there.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,564
Posted By Chuck M

My worst decision was probably riding a suspect...

My worst decision was probably riding a suspect chain up a steep hill on a bike with minimal standover clearance. Fortunately I was able to protect everything important and only pushed the bike...
01-01-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,075
Posted By Chuck M

Interesting. I wonder how well it would have...

Interesting. I wonder how well it would have worked just applying and removing before drying or if your wrap method made it come off better.
12-31-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,026
Posted By Chuck M

If they wanted advice, they would solicit for it...

If they wanted advice, they would solicit for it on a forum like this.
12-30-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 641
Posted By Chuck M

I can't ride with my hearing aids as sweat shorts...

I can't ride with my hearing aids as sweat shorts out the batteries. I had a noise on one of my bikes that because of my hearing, I couldn't decide was coming from the free hub or bottom bracket. I...
12-30-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 20,819
Views: 3,730,604
Posted By Chuck M

Marketplace - Vintage Bicycle | Facebook...

Marketplace - Vintage Bicycle | Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/626508838802144/?ref=product_details&referral_code=undefined)

The seller says, "Don't know much about it but I'm...
12-30-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 641
Posted By Chuck M

I picked up a pearl Raleigh Competition a couple...

I picked up a pearl Raleigh Competition a couple of months ago that I thought was going to need some touchup. Pearl was going to be a pain I thought. After cleaning it up, I decided to leave it as...
12-30-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,627
Posted By Chuck M

I see using the nut as a jamb nut to secure the...

I see using the nut as a jamb nut to secure the cap will prevent lost caps in the future.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,162
Posted By Chuck M

I'd like to believe the tri-whizz is an urban...

I'd like to believe the tri-whizz is an urban myth but somehow I wonder that it isn't.
12-29-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,627
Posted By Chuck M

Don't do that. Just take care when using your...

Don't do that. Just take care when using your pump. Presta valves without caps look way sexier than Schrader valves without caps.
12-29-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,627
Posted By Chuck M

I use the caps like I give a damn until I lose...

I use the caps like I give a damn until I lose one or break one, Then I remove it from the other wheel and ride like I don't give a damn.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,162
Posted By Chuck M

I have mine set to pause when stopped. I don't...

I have mine set to pause when stopped. I don't care about what happens when I stop for traffic or other things. But when I stop for coffee, nature calls, photo ops or rests, I know I won't remember...
12-29-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 66,037
Views: 10,435,420
Posted By Chuck M

It is probably too late to help you this time,...

It is probably too late to help you this time, but I think you need to check out the facilitators thread. It is a sticky and I think it is where those needing help and are willing to help can get...
12-29-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,656
Posted By Chuck M

I'm just not going to mention that I carry an...

I'm just not going to mention that I carry an inflator, a mini pump, patches and a tube but never have used them because I don't have flats. I'm not mentioning it because when I mentioned that I...
12-28-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 453
Posted By Chuck M

Very handsome bike.

Very handsome bike.
12-28-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 26,159
Views: 2,770,021
Posted By Chuck M

We have had excellent weather here in NE Oklahoma...

We have had excellent weather here in NE Oklahoma this month. I planned to ride for coffee this morning but I went to my wife's office for coffee and donuts instead. However I found time to take...
12-27-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,916
Posted By Chuck M

This is how I explained it to my wife, who is a...

This is how I explained it to my wife, who is a therapist. She does not understand my approach to buying parts as I like to have them trickle in. We don't have a bike shop locally, so I order most...
12-26-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,126
Posted By Chuck M

Whatever miles I have the time for that day. I...

Whatever miles I have the time for that day. I almost never get the bike out if I don't have time for at least 15. But the 35 to 45 you mentioned is pretty much my preferred distance.
12-24-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 786
Posted By Chuck M

There is a Super Course local to me asking $175...

There is a Super Course local to me asking $175 down from $225 a week ago with plastic Simplex FD, shift levers and a Skylark RD that may be a little (but not much) better than the OP's. It is hard...
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