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10-16-21, 12:02 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

...the only logical conclusion is that all those...

...the only logical conclusion is that all those replacement units manufactured and installed over the years, by bike shops and home repairmen, were largely unnecessary. What a ripoff. :mad: This...
Forum: Foo
10-16-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 17,539
Views: 978,042
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...his action figure sits around, by the...

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...his action figure sits around, by the fireplace, drinking brandy and watching porn on a laptop. #the_truth_is_out_there.
10-16-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 559
Posted By 3alarmer

. BOTTOM BRACKETS, CRANK AXLES AND BEARINGS:...

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BOTTOM BRACKETS, CRANK AXLES AND BEARINGS: YOUR GUIDE TO A COMPATIBLE FIT (https://cyclingtips.com/2018/09/bottom-bracket-crank-axles-bearings-compatibility/)

...or, "Why this discussion is a...
10-16-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 54
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...if by bottoming out, you mean that the...

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...if by bottoming out, you mean that the crank socket is hitting the end of your Stronglight spindle when you tighten the bolt, I would not presume another JIS taper will fix your problem. If you...
Forum: Foo
10-16-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 17,539
Views: 978,042
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...in real life, he is a wealthy heir to...

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...in real life, he is a wealthy heir to millions of dollars. He's only here in the lies thread when he feels inclined toward a cheap thrill, slumming it amidst the unwashed masses.
10-15-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 559
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...a long time ago, I copied and saved this...

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...a long time ago, I copied and saved this off the FSA website. I think it's gone now, but it gives some perspectives on the mechanical design and manufacturing/assembly realities of why and how...
10-15-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 559
Posted By 3alarmer

...this is classic you, Stewart. Somehow, even...

...this is classic you, Stewart. Somehow, even though you agree that there seems to be no real superior benefit to an external BB setup, you are in here managing to disagree, simply for the sake of...
10-15-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 559
Posted By 3alarmer

...it's difficult to say from this whether you...

...it's difficult to say from this whether you are agreeing with me or disagreeing with me. Which is about what I have come to expect from you. Thank you for yet another opinion. We all have them.
10-15-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 559
Posted By 3alarmer

....everything you have written in this post is...

....everything you have written in this post is subject to some debate. Outboard bearing setups are certainly lighter.
But in actual practice, they often end up with a shorter service life than a...
10-15-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 433
Posted By 3alarmer

...I have absolutely no idea. Some kind of makers...

...I have absolutely no idea. Some kind of makers mark for the seat lug ?
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Views: 131
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...Park Pre was the company started up in...

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...Park Pre was the company started up in 1989 after Cozy Yamakoshi, a product and development manager, left Diamond Back to start his own company. You can read more about it here at this link...
10-14-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 433
Posted By 3alarmer

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1325/windsor_professional_champagne_001_2cb6eb69ac2dd2d62eed68761ab22bac8c5fda67.jpg...
10-14-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 590
Posted By 3alarmer

...me too. I have been unable to ride some days...

...me too. I have been unable to ride some days in the past couple of months, here in California, because of all the smoke in the air. Now I feel better about having moved here. Thanks to everyone.
...
10-14-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 493
Posted By 3alarmer

...good luck on your extended tour after...

...good luck on your extended tour after retirement. You're going to need it. :)
Forum: Foo
10-14-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,163
Posted By 3alarmer

...my brother in law's mom, Marion, who was...

...my brother in law's mom, Marion, who was pretty sharp and had a razor wit right on through her old age (she died a few years back), was a big Lemony Snicket fan. She read all the books, long...
10-14-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 493
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...not sure I understand why you wouldn't...

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...not sure I understand why you wouldn't just put drop bars on an older mountain bike, bought used, and modify whatever else you need to change, like the brakes and levers ? So I'll just butt...
Forum: Foo
10-14-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,163
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...points awarded for the Lemony Snicket...

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...points awarded for the Lemony Snicket reference in a thread about lurking.
...
Forum: Foo
10-14-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 17,539
Views: 978,042
Posted By 3alarmer

...if he had a dollar for every time he's done...

...if he had a dollar for every time he's done this, he'd be a millionaire.
Forum: Foo
10-14-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17,539
Views: 978,042
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...retired in luxury after making his fortune...

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...retired in luxury after making his fortune selling permanent, do it yourself, spray on tattoos, on late night TV. "Instant Ink is the new, modern, painless way to permanently mark your skin !!!...
10-13-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...the older French standards for front hub...

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...the older French standards for front hub OLD were more like 92 and 96mm (that I have seen.)
The last time I offered an opinion on Crescent bikes, some guy was all over me like white on rice....
Forum: Foo
10-13-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,163
Posted By 3alarmer

...I call BS. Ain't no way I can get any...

...I call BS. Ain't no way I can get any stranger. I am maxed out on strange. I am a stranger in a strange land.
Forum: Foo
10-13-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,163
Posted By 3alarmer

...back when I still ate that stuff, In-n-Out...

...back when I still ate that stuff, In-n-Out burger was considered pretty high class grub, for a fast food carryout place.
And they have those great bumper stickers, that can be carved up to say...
Forum: Foo
10-13-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,163
Posted By 3alarmer

...Trollheim was doomed, from the first moment...

...Trollheim was doomed, from the first moment Melania Trump started her campaign against internet bullying.
Let it go, man. Eventually the archives will be discovered by cultural historians,...
Forum: Foo
10-13-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,163
Posted By 3alarmer

...they sell a corn/wheat tortilla here at Trader...

...they sell a corn/wheat tortilla here at Trader Joe's. 'Course, you'd probly need to drive all the way to Austin. :innocent:
Forum: Foo
10-13-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,163
Posted By 3alarmer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz5H4wJWN8k&list=P...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz5H4wJWN8k&list=PLlz_z7VrFVSKDTQKKyr5w2WM7HaIYa8PL
Forum: Foo
10-13-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 17,539
Views: 978,042
Posted By 3alarmer

...prevarication is funny, it makes a cloudy day...

...prevarication is funny, it makes a cloudy day sunny
Makes a bee think of honey just as I think of you

Prevarication is crazy, your whole perspective gets hazy
Starts you asking a daisy "What...
Replies: 17
Views: 274
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...for informational purposes only, I just...

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...for informational purposes only, I just took out the seat post from the '71 Finest, in the process of dismantling it for painting.
It's 26.6, which is one of the sizes listed for early Fuji...
Replies: 17
Views: 274
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...thanks to everyone who chimed in on this....

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...thanks to everyone who chimed in on this. I have now accepted that it is an old, 1972 Fuji Finest (which is what I thought it was originally, when I spotted it for sale on CL). It simply...
Replies: 17
Views: 274
Posted By 3alarmer

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/dscf6655_2511ab8756e9eba2a0338e07e747d7fab9d429f6.jpg...
Replies: 17
Views: 274
Posted By 3alarmer

...really, I have all that stuff, and I'm...

...really, I have all that stuff, and I'm checking it with posts, for size. It's round, and it's round down at least past the lug. Now I'm curious if it might have had some sort of insert brazed in...
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Views: 274
Posted By 3alarmer

...no, I'm sadly correct on the seat tube...

...no, I'm sadly correct on the seat tube measurement, and it's not pinched at the seat lug at all. This is measured by inserting a few posts in the sizes from 25.8 to 26.0. The 26.0 post will go...
Forum: Foo
10-11-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 17,539
Views: 978,042
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...likes to call over to the retirement home,...

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...likes to call over to the retirement home, day room phone at Leisure World, Winslow, and ask whoever answers to go look for Harry Cox.
Replies: 17
Views: 274
Posted By 3alarmer

....I think it's the same dropout they used on...

....I think it's the same dropout they used on the Finest.

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Replies: 17
Views: 274
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I went with the explanation in T-Mar 's...

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...I went with the explanation in T-Mar 's Asian serial number data base, here (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1042901-asian-serial-number-guide.html) :
Replies: 17
Views: 274
Posted By 3alarmer

Fuji frame from 1972 identity ?

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...I bought this for the parts, which I need for some restoration work on a 1971 Fuji Finest sometime next year.

I'm curious about what it started out it's life as, before someone outfitted it...
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...unfortunately, "Windsor" covers a lot of...

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...unfortunately, "Windsor" covers a lot of territory. The name got used a lot over the years, and I think maybe it's still being used to sell newer Taiwanese made bikes from Bikes Direct. ...
10-11-21, 12:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 694
Posted By 3alarmer

...I have had one, and only one Cannondale frame...

...I have had one, and only one Cannondale frame (older than that one, and with a steel fork.) The only way I can stand to ride it is with the widest tyres I can fit between the stays, which is...
Forum: Foo
10-10-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 17,539
Views: 978,042
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...forced to switch from crack to meth, in...

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...forced to switch from crack to meth, in order to bring his recent home plumbing project in on time and under budget.
Forum: Foo
10-09-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 17,539
Views: 978,042
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...his Halloween costume idea this year (now...

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...his Halloween costume idea this year (now being assembled and constructed), involves an old Jack in the box with a musical mechanism, worked by a crank, a series of straps to hold it at waist...
10-08-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...If it's a square taper spindle, the...

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...If it's a square taper spindle, the threading is pretty standard, just the heads of the bolts come in different sizes.
Forum: Foo
10-08-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 17,539
Views: 978,042
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...recently abducted by aliens, they threw...

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...recently abducted by aliens, they threw him back when the anal probe operation set off a shipwide decontamination alert.
10-08-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 356
Posted By 3alarmer

...I just spent four hours doing this yesterdday,...

...I just spent four hours doing this yesterdday, but going from 120 to 126 using two different years of Campy NR high flange hubs. It is a mistake to presume, as did I, that the cones and nuts from...
10-08-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 607
Posted By 3alarmer

...me too.

...me too.
10-08-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 503
Posted By 3alarmer

...those spokes of yours are made from pretty...

...those spokes of yours are made from pretty rugged stainless steel. If you can figure out a way to mar the surface of one hitting it with a rubber mallet against an aluminum surface as your backing...
Forum: Foo
10-07-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17,539
Views: 978,042
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...he laughs at the people who tell him he's...

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...he laughs at the people who tell him he's crazy. It's a strange maniacal laugh, and it seems a little frightening. But it's his way of proving them wrong. Vincent Price got rich and famous...
10-06-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I know it's probably just me, but I find...

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...I know it's probably just me, but I find these "updated" classic frames, with compact cranks and superfast wheels, visually jarring.
If I had bought that, I'd have spent another 6 or 8 hundred...
10-06-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By 3alarmer

...no, I got it from some fireman here, who got...

...no, I got it from some fireman here, who got it from another fireman, who ran through a lot of bikes. This is in Sacramento. I'm kind of surprised at how well it's polished, if they knew paint...
10-06-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 764
Posted By 3alarmer

...yes, mix it 50/50, and you need to mix it in...

...yes, mix it 50/50, and you need to mix it in an acetone resistant plastic bottle, not just any ole plastic bottle. Also it has a tendency to separate out when not in use, so you need to shake it...
10-06-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 750
Posted By 3alarmer

...AFAIK, the Aztec lugged Peugeots were all...

...AFAIK, the Aztec lugged Peugeots were all fully French. BB threading, tubing diameters, steerer, pedal threading, etc. were all French metric.
10-06-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...they are not exactly proprietary cables,...

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...they are not exactly proprietary cables, but they are smaller than what's considered "normal" shifter cable ends. Your choices are to modify the heads of your cables, using files, sandpaper, or...
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