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10-08-23, 10:40 AM
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10-07-23, 08:24 PM
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10-03-23, 10:59 AM
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10-02-23, 02:41 PM
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09-22-23, 09:46 PM
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08-31-23, 12:05 PM
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08-31-23, 07:41 AM
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Posted By leftthread

Even if itís on the curb next to the trash I...

Even if itís on the curb next to the trash I still ask permission.

Someone on YT has a video where they steal their own bike in NYC to see if anyone would try to stop them. In one scene a cop...
08-20-23, 05:54 PM
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Posted By leftthread

A lot of times the most fun riding has been on...

A lot of times the most fun riding has been on low-end beaters I've overhauled.
08-09-23, 07:11 PM
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Posted By leftthread

The major event on today's ride was helping a...

The major event on today's ride was helping a painted turtle cross a roadway.
The section of road has a lot of tractor-trailer traffic as it's next to a big box industrial park.
No way Mr. Turtle...
06-15-23, 03:44 PM
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Posted By leftthread

74 miles yesterday on combo of regular north and...

74 miles yesterday on combo of regular north and south routes that included the lakefront.
06-10-23, 07:50 AM
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I purchased the Aerotech Designs Elite a couple...
06-07-23, 10:34 AM
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https://www.craftsports.us/pages/chamois
06-02-23, 07:34 AM
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Posted By leftthread

After over fifteen years of riding it a mid-level...

After over fifteen years of riding it a mid-level Centurion continues to be one of my favorites.
Liking that Takara mtb ad photo.
05-20-23, 04:13 PM
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Posted By leftthread

Total score

Total score
12-06-22, 04:44 PM
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Posted By leftthread

How much time do we each have left? Recently...

How much time do we each have left?

Recently outlived the average life expectancy for males in my immediate family.
Then I just had to look up actuarial tables and determine best case average...
11-27-22, 05:26 PM
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Posted By leftthread

I have downloaded a number of pdf files from...

I have downloaded a number of pdf files from vintage-trek over the years and can make those available for someone who wants to recreate as much of the site as possible.
As I'm sure many here have,...
11-12-22, 08:05 PM
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Posted By leftthread

Always amused when a forum member rolls on up and...

Always amused when a forum member rolls on up and takes a leak on your work, or gets free stuff from you and can't be bothered to acknowledge receipt, let alone say thank you.
11-12-22, 06:50 PM
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Posted By leftthread

Came apart. 13/16 spark plug socket for the...

Came apart. 13/16 spark plug socket for the locknut, left-threaded.
11-04-22, 07:47 AM
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Posted By leftthread

John, thanks for the description of process at...

John, thanks for the description of process at Trek.
10-30-22, 04:20 PM
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Posted By leftthread

Picked up a beater Trek mtb which had the crank...

Picked up a beater Trek mtb which had the crank rattling around in the bottom bracket.
The fixed cup is cross-threaded.
Ground off the connecting pin on the inside of the bb shell for the cable...
10-24-22, 05:48 PM
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Posted By leftthread

Anyway my guess is itís in the tire fwiw.

Anyway my guess is itís in the tire fwiw.
09-25-22, 05:23 PM
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Posted By leftthread

I came across some free lumber set out on the...

I came across some free lumber set out on the curb: two 8 ft. 6x8s and a 10 ft. 2x12.
Rolled the 2x12 home by balancing it on my winter mtb beater.
Currently cutting and sanding them for a garage...
09-12-22, 04:25 PM
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Came across this vehicle stopped at an expressway...
08-23-22, 08:16 AM
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Posted By leftthread

Coffee

Before, after, during a ride?
Your favorite brand and prep method?

The drip maker croaked a few days ago in a spurt of electrical self-immolation, so we're hobbling along with the French press...
08-17-22, 12:15 PM
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61 yesterday, 47 the day before.
08-14-22, 02:52 PM
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Posted By leftthread

I checked the SR Sakae, MTE-100 post with a...

I checked the SR Sakae, MTE-100 post with a digital caliper, it's 27.0. The original engravings are faint.
Maybe the band clamp was an early attempt at a dropper? Stand on the pedals, reach around...
08-14-22, 11:48 AM
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Posted By leftthread

Here you go. ...

Here you go.
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08-13-22, 02:44 PM
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Box of bits from an estate sale, including this.
08-02-22, 06:48 PM
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Posted By leftthread

You might want to shift it off of the large/large...

You might want to shift it off of the large/large combination.

I would just keep the original Biopace. The chainrings don't look that worn.
But check the chain wear with the proper tool and if...
07-21-22, 11:24 AM
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Posted By leftthread

Include a fifth category: fixed cup removal only...

Include a fifth category: fixed cup removal only to install a cartridge bb.
07-21-22, 07:21 AM
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Posted By leftthread

Oooh-la-la, a twofer. "2 matching set...

Oooh-la-la, a twofer.

"2 matching set Vintage road bikes - $100 (Manitowoc)"
https://sheboygan.craigslist.org/bik/d/manitowoc-matching-set-vintage-road/7511232335.html

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07-18-22, 05:12 PM
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Posted By leftthread

On one of my regular routes today I heard a large...

On one of my regular routes today I heard a large piston-engined aircraft approaching.
Turned to look and it was a B-29, low and slow, one of two that are still flying.
07-14-22, 09:28 PM
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Posted By leftthread

Lots of bikes at this estate sale in Chicago: ...

Lots of bikes at this estate sale in Chicago:

https://www.estatesales.net/IL/Willow-Springs/60480/3337968
07-03-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By leftthread

I have a 750 and would agree: just try using the...

I have a 750 and would agree: just try using the existing Matrix Titan Tour 700c rims and fit the widest tires possible on them first.
On the hybrid forum 45s seem to be workable.
I would try other...
06-09-22, 03:24 PM
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Posted By leftthread

Beautiful day with really clear air, total of 79...

Beautiful day with really clear air, total of 79 miles.
06-02-22, 08:44 AM
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Posted By leftthread

Maybe place your bike on trainer and take some...

Maybe place your bike on trainer and take some video of yourself pedaling to get an idea of what your current fit looks like to an outside observer.

Back in the day when I worked at an aquatics...
05-10-22, 08:50 PM
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Posted By leftthread

Several years ago I got a chance to fly in one....

Several years ago I got a chance to fly in one. What an experience, looking out through the nose where the bombardier sat.
05-08-22, 04:17 PM
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Posted By leftthread

"Gee, the car seems to be pulling to one side…" ...

"Gee, the car seems to be pulling to one side…"


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05-01-22, 03:01 PM
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Posted By leftthread

In an interview with two physical therapists I...

In an interview with two physical therapists I heard, they recommended eating some high-quality protein immediately after finishing a hard workout to aid in recovery.
Another thing I read recently...
04-30-22, 09:45 AM
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Posted By leftthread

Polished off an entire pan of cocoa brownies this...

Polished off an entire pan of cocoa brownies this week.
Month of April: 411 miles of cycling, 36 miles walking.
04-26-22, 07:29 PM
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Views: 35,524
Posted By leftthread

In a twist of fate my Clunker Challenge 3 entry...

In a twist of fate my Clunker Challenge 3 entry reappeared on my doorstep last week.The guy I passed it on to asked me to give it a tune-up so he can ride with his grandkids. Cleaned the crank, front...
04-21-22, 01:34 PM
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Posted By leftthread

The Scilla are in bloom in a park on the...

The Scilla are in bloom in a park on the shoreline of Lake Michigan....
04-14-22, 03:43 PM
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Views: 794
Posted By leftthread

FS 3TTT bars and stem

3TTT bars and stem combination.
Bars are 37 c to c, 39 from outside edge to outside edge.
Stem is 95mm c to c.
Bars have scoring on the right top and bottom.
Takes 7mm hex.
$45 plus shipping.
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04-14-22, 08:56 AM
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Views: 35,524
Posted By leftthread

There should be bonus points awarded for fastest...

There should be bonus points awarded for fastest downhills on these rigs.
04-11-22, 12:30 PM
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03-27-22, 07:25 PM
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Posted By leftthread

The The ...

The The
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03-20-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 21,736
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Posted By leftthread

Sunny today, hardly any wind, 35 miles. ...

Sunny today, hardly any wind, 35 miles.

Tallied 126 miles last week on the winter beater.

Last ride of last week had wind gusts to 32 and drizzle.
02-11-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,868
Posted By leftthread

Or if you can't ride because of snow/ice/salt,...

Or if you can't ride because of snow/ice/salt, try walking.
02-07-22, 06:31 PM
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Views: 3,069,923
Posted By leftthread

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02-02-22, 02:12 PM
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