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06-28-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Absolute Insanity

For a brifter cap? And they've sold 17!? Give me a break...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/114523312233?hash=item1aaa1f1069:g:WcUAAOSw6qdfsymn
05-13-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By UKFan4Sure

That's what I told my son. The older ones that...

That's what I told my son. The older ones that were a mix of Maillard and Simplex are harder to deal with. Especially with the Helicomatic hub.
05-13-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 658
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I did a 600 mile RT to pick up a lowly 1988...

I did a 600 mile RT to pick up a lowly 1988 Schwinn Voyageur. Don't ask me why... I just needed a road trip.
05-13-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By UKFan4Sure

1988 Peugeot Triathlon

I just finished up cleaning up a 1988 Peugeot Triathlon I found about 70 miles from me. My son fell in love with a PGN10 I had a while back and has had been wanting a Pug every since. He found an...
01-28-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,847
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Not really. The retailer must ensure they are...

Not really. The retailer must ensure they are installed when sold. If the consumer pulls them off, that's on them as far as the law goes. It's kind of like the 6" tags hanging off of your pillows...
01-28-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,847
Posted By UKFan4Sure

In my opinion, they probably shouldn't come with...

In my opinion, they probably shouldn't come with saddles, either. They usually are replaced pretty quickly. What would be cool is if the bike manufacturers would provide 3 or so selections for the...
01-28-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Or doing the math to provide a metric to inch...

Or doing the math to provide a metric to inch conversion. For instance, a frame labeled 55 cm, one would have to pick either 21, 21.5, or 22 because it's actually a 21.65 inch frame. I've even...
01-28-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By UKFan4Sure

While true, query results are way down when you...

While true, query results are way down when you do it that way.
01-24-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By UKFan4Sure

EBay Tinkers With Sizing Charts in Listings

Have any of you ever sought to purchase a bike on eBay? You used to be able to select frame sizes in either inches or centimenters. As I've always understood it, mountain, older road bikes, and...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,324
Posted By UKFan4Sure

1988 Schwinn Voyageur -- Value, Please?

I wanted to get everyone's take on my bike.

Firstly, all services have been done, new lubes everywhere. Secondly, there are new cables, new brake levers, a stem adapter and new stem, chain is new...
07-13-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 96,304
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Built this one up and gave it to my buddy as a...

Built this one up and gave it to my buddy as a birthday present..... He was happy me thinks.... :)

USA frame number 1073, a very early one. I built it up with 100% 600 Ultegra 8 speed, all NOS out...
04-19-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 815
Posted By UKFan4Sure

If it were me, I'd get the training/education and...

If it were me, I'd get the training/education and become and electronics tech. Been there, done it. For me, it opened so many doors and raised my family. You can eventually branch out to computer or...
Forum: Touring
04-19-20, 03:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,146
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Well personally, I think the surest way to make a...

Well personally, I think the surest way to make a man complete the impossible, is to tell him that he can't do it. But that said, SHOULD he do it? Like others have said, I vote an emphatic "no". ...
04-15-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,457
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Free bump. Seems to me the groupset is worth the...

Free bump. Seems to me the groupset is worth the asking price!
04-15-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,953
Posted By UKFan4Sure

If I bought one, from that moment forward, every...

If I bought one, from that moment forward, every part I lost would be aluminum or brass.... :(
Forum: Touring
04-15-20, 06:20 AM
Forum: Touring
04-15-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,019
Posted By UKFan4Sure

We manage just fine, great actually. I go ride,...

We manage just fine, great actually. I go ride, and she stays home. Perfect for me, perfect for her.
04-15-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 871,333
Posted By UKFan4Sure

1986 and 1988 Voyageurs. Both mine. Can't make...

1986 and 1988 Voyageurs. Both mine. Can't make up my mind which to keep. The Emerald Green 88 is more my size, but the 86 British Pine is more of the kind of eye candy and still fits fairly well. ...
04-15-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,256
Posted By UKFan4Sure

The frame only came in ONE size? Plus, no...

The frame only came in ONE size? Plus, no kickstand?! What a rip-off!
04-15-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,393
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I've owned several bikes with the scalloped...

I've owned several bikes with the scalloped headset nuts. I've never purchased the tool. And I've never buggered them up either. Where there is a will, there's a way. :innocent:
04-15-20, 05:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 988
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I agree. Bikes that were intended to be painted,...

I agree. Bikes that were intended to be painted, with the chrome being done for protection for the frame only, tend to be of poor finish quality with scratches in the steel that look unsightly. ...
04-15-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,953
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I've lost so many single ball bearings, even when...

I've lost so many single ball bearings, even when being careful, I couldn't count them all. Then, after spending an enormous amount of time looking for one, it suddenly appears like an angel had...
Forum: Touring
04-11-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,783
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I got the stand today and installed it. It weighs...

I got the stand today and installed it. It weighs in at 589g, so about 1.3 pounds. The drive side clears the crank, but the non-drive side doesn't, I can get about 340 degrees of rotation when...
Forum: Touring
04-11-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 740
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Interesting story: I once lived in Huntsville,...

Interesting story: I once lived in Huntsville, Alabama and worked as an Electronics Technician at the Post Office there. There was a mail clerk there who tinkered around with writing songs. He used...
Forum: Touring
04-11-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,783
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Love the old Triumphs. My friend had a...

Love the old Triumphs. My friend had a Thunderbird I often borrowed a couple of summers ago. Loved it!
04-10-20, 12:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,531
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I wanted to go work at the Harley Davidson parts...

I wanted to go work at the Harley Davidson parts department, but my wife said "no".....
04-09-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,247
Posted By UKFan4Sure

But how much would you lose in the extra weight?

But how much would you lose in the extra weight?
04-09-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,531
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I was building bikes for a local LBS until one...

I was building bikes for a local LBS until one day I went to pick up a few to build, and the day manager said he didn't have time to grab me a few at the time I showed up. Nor would he give me a time...
04-09-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,276
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Looks like a mirror I haven't seen before. Nice,...

Looks like a mirror I haven't seen before. Nice, the way it attaches!
04-09-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 70,187
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Very nice! That's a really tall one! I just...

Very nice! That's a really tall one! I just recently finished my '88.
04-09-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,531
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Ahhhh.... Disc brakes. It wasn't until I...

Ahhhh.... Disc brakes. It wasn't until I acquired this little tool, that things got easier....

...
Forum: Touring
04-09-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,783
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I guess I was stating my experience, but I've...

I guess I was stating my experience, but I've never locked the front brake as others have "clue-fully" pointed out should be done. I would assume my problem was the wind causing the bars to rotate...
Forum: Touring
04-09-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,783
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I'm looking at this one. I read the Q and A...

I'm looking at this one. I read the Q and A section and it says the cranks can be rotated while the legs are down. One person even said they even sat on the bike while the stand was down. I would...
Forum: Touring
04-09-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,783
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I'm trying to see your point of view, but if I'm...

I'm trying to see your point of view, but if I'm willing to tote the extra weight, where's the harm? You have to admit, putting that double-legged stand up, firmly planted to the ground widely in two...
04-09-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,276
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I'll be dad Bern. Nice hat.

I'll be dad Bern. Nice hat.
Forum: Touring
04-09-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,783
Posted By UKFan4Sure

The only confusing part would be the mount, I...

The only confusing part would be the mount, I suppose. Here is a photo from Amazon, showing it mounts with quite a tall stack. I just don't know that I want to add almost 3 pounds with this thing. ...
Forum: Touring
04-09-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,783
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Intersting. Looks extremely sturdy according to...

Intersting. Looks extremely sturdy according to this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kGKNxcu3Y0
Forum: Touring
04-09-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,783
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I think this nails it. For me, the extra pound...

I think this nails it. For me, the extra pound or so just won't matter considering the value of being able to flop down a stand and hold my bike up. All is takes is one slight breeze to blow a bike...
04-07-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,749
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Interesting, I kinda like my Tour Rides... I have...

Interesting, I kinda like my Tour Rides... I have Schwalbe Marathon Plus on my other bike, and blind folded, I couldn't tell the difference. In fact, 73% of Amazon ratings are 5 star, with an...
Forum: Touring
04-06-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,783
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Wow, thank you everyone for your input. Thanks...

Wow, thank you everyone for your input. Thanks Cyccommute for your photos. My daughter and son-in-law are in Denver. He just got his first gravel bike. We may be planning a ride somewhere in the area...
Forum: Touring
04-06-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,783
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Show Me Your Kickstand? Or Is That Too Personal?

I know a lot of people frown on kickstands either because of the weight, the chance it mars the paint, or the chance it might crush the chain stays. I resisted the temptation, but eventually put the...
04-06-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,321
Posted By UKFan4Sure

What I find amazing in my area, is indeed all of...

What I find amazing in my area, is indeed all of the shop owners know each other. It's actually quite a fraternity. I've never heard another owner say a bad word about another. I've even heard...
04-06-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,638
Posted By UKFan4Sure

25" is a lot longer legs than I have. Beautiful...

25" is a lot longer legs than I have. Beautiful color!
04-01-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 62,965
Views: 9,596,159
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Top of the line Panasonic! ...

Top of the line Panasonic!

https://louisville.craigslist.org/bik/d/louisville-panasonic-dx-6000-road/7099574430.html

...
03-31-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,378
Posted By UKFan4Sure

How ya gonna sell this in the CoVid19 days we...

How ya gonna sell this in the CoVid19 days we live in? :)
03-30-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,343
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I had a 950 recently, but I could not get used to...

I had a 950 recently, but I could not get used to that long top tube. It was uncomfortable for me...
03-30-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 275
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Paramount Labeled Yeller Water Bottle Cages -- $20 Shipped

They are Yeller.... That's for sure.


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_3219_3d01787387efe262c5f1ae2bfa895528bee1ddf4.jpg
3 Yeller ones...
03-30-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 328
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Look Pedals -- $25 Shipped in Cont. US

Have a Look? Thanks..

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_3213_f3726abda07fb0aac02c6cbf4ade4e599f3c4600.jpg...
03-30-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,664
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Sizing on the stem, please? Interested.

Sizing on the stem, please? Interested.
03-30-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,109
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I don't trust your reports. I've never had any...

I don't trust your reports. I've never had any trouble using one. A chain checker doesn't mysteriously go out of tolerance and suddenly show a 0.5% error. If it does, I'd suspect the chain...
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