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02-21-24, 08:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,338
Posted By spclark

That's why lawyers exist! Folks like that know...

That's why lawyers exist! Folks like that know that if you as much as even come close to grazing them they can sue you for every last penny you will ever earn.
02-04-24, 04:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,241
Posted By spclark

Hmmm... some questions come to mind: What...

Hmmm... some questions come to mind:

What kind of shape is your MB in? You've been riding it regularly since 1975? What kind of shape are you in? Routine rides of 50 - 80 miles three or four times...
01-29-24, 05:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,661
Posted By spclark

Chemical reactions are invariably...

Chemical reactions are invariably temperature-sensitive. Simple ones like oxalic acid for rust speed up with increases in temperature, slow down as temps fall. More complex reactions like aluminum...
01-23-24, 08:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 772
Posted By spclark

Yep, I see now. That cover's a press-fit on your...

Yep, I see now. That cover's a press-fit on your cone nut, something I've not encountered before. Looks to be in OK shape for re-use though once you find a proper replacement cone.

You tried...
01-14-24, 08:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,888
Posted By spclark

Know anybody name of Roger...

Know anybody name of Roger (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/rogering#:~:text=Noun,give%20you%20a%20good%20rogering.) do you?

Confuses me too, so take heart! You're not alone!
01-13-24, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7,437
Views: 875,125
Posted By spclark

Same here! On BOTH counts! There's ~ 14" on...

Same here! On BOTH counts!

There's ~ 14" on the ground now since Tuesday. My Wahoo SNAP arrived via UPS yesterday (in spite of the blizzard!) and it's been unboxed & set up in basement as of about...
01-13-24, 08:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,888
Posted By spclark

Weather's borderline dreadful here too (but...

Weather's borderline dreadful here too (but nothing unusual for winter in WI) and you have my sympathy for your affliction.

I got sandbagged a couple weeks ago with RSV. Fortunately no fever but a...
01-11-24, 12:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,261
Posted By spclark

Looking forward to becoming an active presence...

Looking forward to becoming an active presence here.

My Wahoo KICKR SNAP's "on the truck" according to Amazon's tracking. Some doubt yet it'll be delivered today, more likely tomorrow.

Have two...
01-08-24, 04:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 300
Posted By spclark

Why'zat? No SNOW? That's gonna change, at...

Why'zat? No SNOW?

That's gonna change, at least for a bit...

I learned to X/C back in the '70's, not long after getting in/onto my MB. Loved it! Did a lot of it both in IL & WI with my...
01-06-24, 02:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,439
Posted By spclark

I do as well. If one had materialized when I...

I do as well.

If one had materialized when I was scrounging around nearby last year I'd prolly be running it now 'stead of the V-GT.

Point being I'm not so fussy about aesthetics vs....
01-06-24, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3,190
Views: 401,394
Posted By spclark

Hardly. It's become more apparent to me...

Hardly.

It's become more apparent to me recently (when shopping on-line) that images of stuff being offered on-line too frequently don't match what ends up in your cart.

More than onced I've...
01-06-24, 08:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,439
Posted By spclark

Might you be able to post a pic of what you want...

Might you be able to post a pic of what you want to perform this swap on? That'll give us more to ponder than just what you're thinking about.

I mounted a V-GT Luxe this year in place of the Campy...
12-29-23, 07:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 943
Posted By spclark

S'why it's better to shop local when you can, if...

S'why it's better to shop local when you can, if the locals have (or can get) what you want. May have to wait a bit but at minimum you have a fallback if what get's delivered isn't what you thought...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-23, 06:45 AM
Replies: 21,223
Views: 5,123,429
Posted By spclark

I'm more a radioactive lime green type myself - ...

I'm more a radioactive lime green type myself -

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/360x480/glowinthedark_3c988b41467c828f66721b13930a072605c98d83.jpg
Glows in the dark it does!...
12-27-23, 06:19 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,032
Posted By spclark

Great approach! One I've adopted also, as best I...

Great approach! One I've adopted also, as best I can (no e-bike for me, at least not quite yet...).

I was just shy of 56 when a (mild) heart attack opened my eyes to what my body had been trying...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-23, 01:59 PM
Replies: 21,223
Views: 5,123,429
Posted By spclark

Oh no? ...

Oh no?

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:lol:
12-24-23, 07:49 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,224
Posted By spclark

True enough but given that motor vehicles start...

True enough but given that motor vehicles start around 2,500 pounds and go up from there while cyclists might average 200 pounds, the disparities between relative speed, mass, and the attentiveness...
12-23-23, 06:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,224
Posted By spclark

I'd opt for pessimism in your case and stay off...

I'd opt for pessimism in your case and stay off the basement stairs if I were you.

And why the heck didn't you spend the money you put on the FB to paying someone to renovate/upgrade basement...
12-23-23, 12:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,338
Posted By spclark

About the same time as when "me FIRST" became the...

About the same time as when "me FIRST" became the norm.

Can't pin it to a specific date but looking back I'm thinking it started becoming evident to me around the mid-'80's where I lived, worked...
12-19-23, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7,437
Views: 875,125
Posted By spclark

Your factory paint job & decals look Just Like my...

Your factory paint job & decals look Just Like my '72 Grand Record's. Thanks for posting!
I thought maybe I'd done something I shouldn't have with storage in all the years since.
Forum: Framebuilders
12-17-23, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By spclark

Outstanding solution there dsaul! (Let's all be...

Outstanding solution there dsaul! (Let's all be waiting to see what that rider breaks next!)
12-09-23, 05:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,020
Posted By spclark

Hair dryer and patience. You may find some...

Hair dryer and patience.

You may find some adhesive residue left behind, which typically will soften up with WD-40 or even olive oil, neither of which will affect the anodizing.
12-05-23, 01:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,242
Posted By spclark

Wondering what illegal parker's liability would...

Wondering what illegal parker's liability would be if a hapless cycler should 'take the lane' adjacent only to be struck by a passing motor vehicle?

Do those motorists guilty of 'dooring' cyclists...
11-30-23, 01:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,500
Posted By spclark

Or from time to time the OO stood this bike...

Or from time to time the OO stood this bike upside-down, resting on that 'flat spot' and the seat.
Forum: Framebuilders
11-29-23, 07:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,042
Posted By spclark

Be a good career choice as well (for those still...

Be a good career choice as well (for those still young enough to have a choice) and a lot cheaper than a 4-year college degree.
11-28-23, 05:50 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,513
Posted By spclark

Much the Same Here

51+ on my MAVIC rims -
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Wired to Campy Record wide-flange 36h hubs front &...
11-26-23, 08:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,082
Posted By spclark

Closing on 75 m'self, a good week's mileage (for...

Closing on 75 m'self, a good week's mileage (for this year's shortish season!) for me's maybe 30-35. Understand that, before last May, it'd been ~ 12 years since I last did any riding at all. Where I...
11-26-23, 07:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 774
Posted By spclark

Hehehe... for awhile I tried Beta vs. VHS but...

Hehehe... for awhile I tried Beta vs. VHS but that got decided by others fairly quickly.

35mm vs. 120/220 for years before that.

I've somehow managed to limit it to Imperial vs. Metric the last...
11-20-23, 06:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 768
Posted By spclark

Words to ride with in mind!

Words to ride with in mind!
11-19-23, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 768
Posted By spclark

No. Don't. No, no,...

No.

Don't.

No, no, nononononononononononono, you don't need to do that.

Tubeless tires don't need to be glued to anything. They are designed to stay on the rims they're fitted to by...
11-17-23, 06:06 AM
Replies: 27,053
Views: 3,074,185
Posted By spclark

Managed a shortish run at my 'challenge' hill...

Managed a shortish run at my 'challenge' hill yesterday. May be the last chance I get to ride this year, weather's changing fastly towards winter.

Strava tells me that, despite not having done any...
11-15-23, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7,437
Views: 875,125
Posted By spclark

Same here. This summer I 'altered' my MB GR's...

Same here. This summer I 'altered' my MB GR's cogs from 2x5 to 3x5 with the change to a VeloOrange cassette BB and an eBay'd Stronglight 93 52/47/36 crank set. In back I cobbled up a Suntour Perfect...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-14-23, 07:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 804
Posted By spclark

That'd work as long as whatever's left of the...

That'd work as long as whatever's left of the slot – that we can't see in that pic – is long enough below where you'd fix that pinch bolt bit.

There's a lot of metal in that intersection that'd...
11-13-23, 08:36 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,152
Posted By spclark

Oh, sorry. I missed that bit about the rear...

Oh, sorry. I missed that bit about the rear having gone walkabout.

Let us know what the spread between the rear drop-outs is when your friend gets to measuring things. Ought to tell us more about...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-13-23, 06:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 804
Posted By spclark

Would but also weaken seatpost a bit. Maybe not...

Would but also weaken seatpost a bit. Maybe not enough to worry about, but then...



Neither do I but it sure is a neat solution to a fairly frequent problem! My '70's era MB GR's seatpost clamp...
11-10-23, 05:38 AM
Replies: 7,437
Views: 875,125
Posted By spclark

Studying up for my first go at building a pair of...

Studying up for my first go at building a pair of wheels. Using a set of Ukai rims I bought off eBay, hubs an identical pair of Campy NR wide-flange (eBay again) like the pair that came with my MB GR...
11-09-23, 07:36 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,938
Posted By spclark

Speaking of which... You've Got Mail!

Speaking of which... You've Got Mail!
11-06-23, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8,676
Views: 1,071,121
Posted By spclark

Even with the Alfredo stamp on 'em I'd think...

Even with the Alfredo stamp on 'em I'd think neatsfoot oil'd be better than olive for those....
Replies: 46
Views: 5,106
Posted By spclark

Good luck bro, you have enough drive to be a...

Good luck bro, you have enough drive to be a survivor! Don't Stop Moving!
11-02-23, 06:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 914
Posted By spclark

So you ran an M10x1 Helicoil into an...

So you ran an M10x1 Helicoil into an M10x1-threaded hole that still has viable threads innit and you expect the Helicoil to accept the original M10x1 bolt?

If so, it won't - trust me on this....
10-28-23, 05:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,765
Posted By spclark

More to that than your comment suggests. That...

More to that than your comment suggests. That blind spot is a relatively small area in our visual field that a majority of humans don't know is there most of their lives.

Our eyes serve as the...
10-25-23, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By spclark

Find somebody with an ultrasonic cleaner, give...

Find somebody with an ultrasonic cleaner, give that DR a bath for five to ten minutes in dish soap & water.

If the spring's intact the bath should help, then re-lube with something like ATF or...
10-22-23, 11:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 690
Posted By spclark

Be a Grand Thing if there were an index somewhere...

Be a Grand Thing if there were an index somewhere of available tubulars that explains which come with butyl tubes inside, or latex.

I'd been using what I assume were butyl tubes up until I began...
10-21-23, 05:23 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,938
Posted By spclark

Amazing things computers are capable of with...

Amazing things computers are capable of with creative folks doing the software....

Going from pixels to searchable text is a PITA w/o having done the text as fonts first. That cardscanner service...
10-15-23, 07:12 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,938
Posted By spclark

Check your in-box. Let me know what you think, eh?

Check your in-box. Let me know what you think, eh?
10-15-23, 07:06 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,938
Posted By spclark

Good start Kurt, glad to have helped a little....

Good start Kurt, glad to have helped a little. (Remember too that my in-box is always open.)
10-13-23, 05:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,938
Posted By spclark

What kinda file size are you aiming for in your...

What kinda file size are you aiming for in your captures?
What kind of imaging equipment? Lighting?
JPEG file format or RAW? Capture resolution?

It all matters....

I made a decent living...
10-12-23, 06:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,313
Posted By spclark

Love that sign at the right; "Trucks must...

Love that sign at the right; "Trucks must maintain at least 300 foot interval". Know why?

'Cause any closer puts their combined weight too close together for its structures to be considered safe....
Replies: 16
Views: 1,548
Posted By spclark

An important point! Treating symptoms alone...

An important point! Treating symptoms alone typically won't do anything to remediate what's causing them.



That's my conclusion too: keep moving!
10-10-23, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3,190
Views: 401,394
Posted By spclark

Yes, that's their purpose after all. It's...

Yes, that's their purpose after all.

It's certainly easier to patch a tubular when not out on the road but I've done it, once, decades ago. Takes patience, a job not to be rushed else it's likely...
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