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01-29-23, 12:19 PM
Replies: 20,007
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Posted By RCMoeur

Led my usual Sunday morning group to breakfast at...

Led my usual Sunday morning group to breakfast at a local eatery. 26.2 mile round trip. Mid 30s on the outbound leg, but T-shirt weather for the final miles. And I was forced to purchase large...
01-24-23, 10:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,088
Posted By RCMoeur

As a many-decade owner of a fully-chromed 531...

As a many-decade owner of a fully-chromed 531 frame, I must concur.

Alas, my son shows no interest in cycling at the moment, but hoping that will change as he matures and possibly finds himself in...
01-23-23, 11:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,546
Posted By RCMoeur

I'll see your retroreflective strips and raise...

I'll see your retroreflective strips and raise you several rolls of 3M 35 electrical tape. ;)...
01-23-23, 07:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,265
Posted By RCMoeur

No, three rights make a left.

No, three rights make a left.
01-19-23, 12:15 AM
Replies: 20,007
Views: 2,528,192
Posted By RCMoeur

Spent several minutes just now typing out a full...

Spent several minutes just now typing out a full description of today's ride, and BF gave the "Can't find that site right now" and disappeared it.

26.8 miles. And I'll leave it at that so the mods...
01-15-23, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By RCMoeur

Easy fix. ...

Easy fix.

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01-09-23, 04:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,177
Posted By RCMoeur

We always called 'em "pie plates". Still use them...

We always called 'em "pie plates". Still use them on some bikes.
01-03-23, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By RCMoeur

"Sir, the Duopar apparently did break into the...

"Sir, the Duopar apparently did break into the Cyclone II breeding pens..."
12-31-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 74,102
Views: 12,047,896
Posted By RCMoeur

Domenic Malvestuto was a legendary character in...

Domenic Malvestuto was a legendary character in Arizona cycling. In the early 80s, I raced (first on a converted Centurion Super Elite, then on my Raleigh Pro) for Phoenix Consumers Cycling Club, and...
12-29-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,880
Posted By RCMoeur

In 2019, I came into possession of a Technium...

In 2019, I came into possession of a Technium frame & fork, that, to put it mildly, had done been rode hard & put up wet. The paint on the aluminum main triangle was absurdly faded and flaking off,...
12-28-22, 10:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 456
Posted By RCMoeur

This guy might think they're good. Or maybe bad. ...

This guy might think they're good. Or maybe bad.

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12-28-22, 10:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,151
Posted By RCMoeur

Recently I was not a victim of bike theft (knock...

Recently I was not a victim of bike theft (knock wood), but last week on the way back from delivering 11 bikes to foster kids my usually-reliable truck broke down (the 34-year-old distributor decided...
12-28-22, 10:02 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,880
Posted By RCMoeur

Yes. And if they're behaving badly, I come...

Yes.

And if they're behaving badly, I come up with other ones. But fortunately it doesn't happen often.
12-26-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,756
Posted By RCMoeur

They told me there wouldn't be essay questions on...

They told me there wouldn't be essay questions on this test. :)

I might think of something profaneound to say later, but instead I'll go for a ride tonight and think about it.
12-24-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,046
Posted By RCMoeur

I'm typically in the DC area for over a week in...

I'm typically in the DC area for over a week in January for TRB & NCUTCD. I've discovered the separated bike lanes in DC can sometimes not be cleared of ice and snow for several days after the...
12-24-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,590
Posted By RCMoeur

There is a risk of bit loss in field use, but...

There is a risk of bit loss in field use, but fortunately quality bits aren't too expensive. Not much problem at all with bit retention in a good ratchet handle. Thinking back, I've actually lost...
12-23-22, 11:13 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,590
Posted By RCMoeur

Don't get the purple item and the brown item...

Don't get the purple item and the brown item mixed up, OK? :)
12-23-22, 11:05 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,590
Posted By RCMoeur

Experience being a cruel teacher, my toolkits...

Experience being a cruel teacher, my toolkits typically don't err on the sparse side, even on the racer. And I used to think that carrying a chain tool was unnecessary, until I had a chain do its...
12-22-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,365
Posted By RCMoeur

I don't know if that would sit well...

I don't know if that would sit well...
12-21-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5,844
Views: 653,986
Posted By RCMoeur

The Rusty Spoke bike co-op has had a unicycle for...

The Rusty Spoke bike co-op has had a unicycle for sale for, well, a while, but tonight some special person came in to purchase it. Yay. Problem was, the 24" tire had become a mite... crunchy. So...
12-21-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,467
Posted By RCMoeur

They often didn't leave the group - just me. ...

They often didn't leave the group - just me.

I do recall at the wedding the "ex-girlfriends club" comprised a measurable part of the attendance (and energy).
12-20-22, 10:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,467
Posted By RCMoeur

The impertinence of marrying above your station....

The impertinence of marrying above your station. Another sign of our decaying culture. :)

I learned the hard way dating withing the bike group typically ended badly, as nearly all of them left me...
12-19-22, 11:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,365
Posted By RCMoeur

I've also realized I may have been in error...

I've also realized I may have been in error regarding the OEM supplier of Varsity seats.

But I am worried that if I brought the issue back here again, you all would end up...


... shooting the...
12-19-22, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By RCMoeur

And I just realized you were asking specifically...

And I just realized you were asking specifically about thread files, not taps n' dies.

Before I slink away in embarrassment, I'll note that freewheel and bottom bracket threads are typically 24...
12-19-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By RCMoeur

A bicycle-specific tap & die set might start...

A bicycle-specific tap & die set might start with:
9/16-20 LEFT and right for pedals (same with 1/2)
3/8-26 for axles
M8x1.0 for square-taper bottom brackets
M6x1.0 for larger eyelets &...
12-19-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,251
Posted By RCMoeur

There was a whole other thread on this recently....

There was a whole other thread on this recently. Problem is, more often than not, WD-40, Tri-Flo, Clean Streak, or other solvents are only a temporary fix. As part of the Recycle Your Bicycle...
12-18-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,251
Posted By RCMoeur

I have a couple a few some Treks of this type and...

I have a couple a few some Treks of this type and era in my back yard at the moment. They were intended to go to Rusty Spoke, but the Spoke is chock full o' bikes at the moment, and a few of them...
12-18-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,365
Posted By RCMoeur

If it was one of the saddles of that type that...

If it was one of the saddles of that type that has longitudinal springs supporting the padding instead of the Metal Plate of Doom, it might have a chance of being comfortable. Nope.

If I owned a...
12-18-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5,844
Views: 653,986
Posted By RCMoeur

When you work on them, many bikes have a story to...

When you work on them, many bikes have a story to tell. And in the case of this bright red Bianchi Timber Wolf, it seems to be somewhat of a horror story.

Quick summary: doesn't seem to be...
12-16-22, 10:45 PM
Replies: 20,007
Views: 2,528,192
Posted By RCMoeur

18 miles tonight in beautifully illuminated Moon...

18 miles tonight in beautifully illuminated Moon Valley on the first "official" lights ride with a good group from two different clubs. Cool but fun.
...
12-16-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,534
Posted By RCMoeur

Decades ago, I ditched my drop bars and went with...

Decades ago, I ditched my drop bars and went with a taller stem and bullhorn bars on my Raleigh Professional Mark IV....
12-15-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 552
Posted By RCMoeur

Durable indeed, but I'm not sure if...

Durable indeed, but I'm not sure if archaeologists thousands of years from now will find them in quite the same numbers as surviving Chicago forged Schwinn frames. :)
12-15-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,799
Posted By RCMoeur

I can't really give out much in terms of details,...

I can't really give out much in terms of details, but it was on Golf Links just east of Swan early in the 102. I followed the Platinum riders out at the start, watched nearly everyone pass me on...
12-15-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,799
Posted By RCMoeur

One of the highlights of 2022 in terms of C&V was...

One of the highlights of 2022 in terms of C&V was hitting both GABA Tucson swap meets in April and November. Picked up some cool parts and saw people I hadn't seen in nearly 40 years, from back in...
12-15-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,799
Posted By RCMoeur

It was a good El Tour, although I only got 44...

It was a good El Tour, although I only got 44 miles in due to being by the side of the road much of the time working one very serious medical incident, one serious crash, a few flats + a tire...
12-15-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,799
Posted By RCMoeur

There I am! :) ...

There I am! :)
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12-15-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,287
Posted By RCMoeur

I'm just glad someone was smart / crazy / avant...

I'm just glad someone was smart / crazy / avant garde enough to put Grab-Ons on 65 bars. I think they look great. :)
12-14-22, 12:06 AM
Replies: 5,844
Views: 653,986
Posted By RCMoeur

I bought that chair at a bike swap in Prescott...

I bought that chair at a bike swap in Prescott nearly 20 years ago. It's made of tacoed and straight used 26" and 700C rims. The armrests are 700C Campy rims. I've had to re-string the backrest and...
12-13-22, 11:50 PM
Replies: 20,007
Views: 2,528,192
Posted By RCMoeur

Got the battery-powered Christmas lights and the...

Got the battery-powered Christmas lights and the big stereo on the ol' chrome Schwinn cruiser, and did the recon for the upcoming group light-viewing rides on Friday the 16th and Monday the 26th. A...
12-08-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5,844
Views: 653,986
Posted By RCMoeur

(stands, gestures with open arms to the far...

(stands, gestures with open arms to the far horizon, soundtrack cues in)

"In those days of legend, it was the way of our people. But such wisdom has vanished from these lands."
12-08-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,740
Posted By RCMoeur

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Been there, rode that. With a 38-tooth Perfect freewheel.
12-08-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5,844
Views: 653,986
Posted By RCMoeur

Working on a couple of unusual* conveyances this...

Working on a couple of unusual* conveyances this afternoon on behalf of Recycle Your Bicycle - a Sbyke skateboardish scooter with a 16" front wheel, and a Mobo Tri-ton 3-wheeler with a direct drive...
Forum: Southwest
12-05-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 544
Posted By RCMoeur

I rebuilt the red Trek immediately to the left of...

I rebuilt the red Trek immediately to the left of the white Trek. It has a nice RSX 1x7 drivetrain, and I'm satisfied with myself that I got the red foam grip to slide nicely onto the twist shifter...
12-05-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,046
Posted By RCMoeur

One thing I would tell people in my cycling...

One thing I would tell people in my cycling skills classes is: "Don't jeopardize your safety for someone else's convenience." If you can be polite in using the roadway, do so, but not if it means...
12-04-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,382
Posted By RCMoeur

I did buy a set of these for evaluation: ...

I did buy a set of these for evaluation:
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...
Replies: 16
Views: 463
Posted By RCMoeur

I might be following this discussion, as I just...

I might be following this discussion, as I just forwarded a Sierra of similar age from the Recycle Your Bicycle program to our co-op (Rusty Spoke).
12-03-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,382
Posted By RCMoeur

With all the night riding I've racked up, I've...

With all the night riding I've racked up, I've run everything from square-battery camping lanterns to bottle generators to Wonder lights (and their oddball rectangular batteries) to Sanyo Dynapowers...
12-03-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,961
Posted By RCMoeur

Yeah, but ever since the National League went to...

Yeah, but ever since the National League went to that lineup things just haven't been the same. :)
12-02-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5,844
Views: 653,986
Posted By RCMoeur

My primary wrench-twisting for the past several...

My primary wrench-twisting for the past several days has been to fix up a bunch of bikes that will be donated by our church as part of the Christmas season help to those in need. The bikes were...
11-27-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 919
Posted By RCMoeur

I rear-ended a city bus once at about 20 mph...

I rear-ended a city bus once at about 20 mph (looked down at the wrong time). But I was riding a Schwinn Varsity, so I was fortunate the bus wasn't damaged so badly that it was undriveable. :) ...
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