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12-01-23, 11:55 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 65,200
Posted By gearbasher

Jan.: 595 Feb.: 251 Mar.: 707 April: 814 ...

Jan.: 595
Feb.: 251
Mar.: 707
April: 814
May: 1134
June: 1189
July: 1455
Aug: 1518
Sept: 1136
Oct: 1303
11-27-23, 07:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,330
Posted By gearbasher

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1644x1861/dsc02811_02e8a39213d9438a79b3f8bf3363d89e22105a61.jpg
11-25-23, 04:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,330
Posted By gearbasher

14-15-16-17-18-19-20-21-22-23 ...

14-15-16-17-18-19-20-21-22-23
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11-23-23, 01:01 PM
Replies: 846
Views: 103,874
Posted By gearbasher

So, 46 miles into a 48 mile T-day ride and I feel...

So, 46 miles into a 48 mile T-day ride and I feel my rear wheel hop off the ground. I stop and see a screw head sticking out of the tire at an angle, I tried to pull it out and couldn't. So, I...
11-22-23, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2,252
Views: 514,515
Posted By gearbasher

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

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/612x408/adrien_brody_seen_at_the_diesel_store_on_may_17_2012_in_new_york_city_75c80ff4bbff38a073ce4c10c7b0c25dfc629651.jpg
11-22-23, 01:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,157
Posted By gearbasher

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/735x1108/37a840d226ebfa0f5472f73542e136d8e51709e0e6f11ea97dda1f967ac92cba_1_7dfeb08a0167498f7984817f284c31943b0817fd.jpg
11-21-23, 02:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,157
Posted By gearbasher

Using downtube shifters after a long hiatus

I converted all my bikes to Campy ergos over the years. I haven't used downtube shifters in 10 years or maybe more. Well, I converted my main winter bike back to downtube shifters (the subject of...
11-21-23, 04:42 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,111
Posted By gearbasher

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DU_Gd623HJo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DU_Gd623HJo
11-19-23, 03:57 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,128
Posted By gearbasher

Sorry, not after Labor Day.

Sorry, not after Labor Day.
11-17-23, 05:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,111
Posted By gearbasher

If the UPS truck hits 88 MPH, you'll get it...

If the UPS truck hits 88 MPH, you'll get it yesterday.
11-17-23, 12:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,265
Posted By gearbasher

AHH, a chance to experiment. Yes a keyed seat...

AHH, a chance to experiment. Yes a keyed seat post binder bolt will fit. See photos. But, do not do it. Actually the key is on the female threaded "nut" side of a seat post bolt. Cinelli calls for a...
11-17-23, 04:33 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,265
Posted By gearbasher

I only use Cinelli 1A stems and most of the bolts...

I only use Cinelli 1A stems and most of the bolts were keyed. I only had one that was knurled. I just thought I would throw this in.
11-17-23, 03:55 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,499
Posted By gearbasher

I swore I wasn't going to post in this thread...

I swore I wasn't going to post in this thread again. But your "derp" comment changed my mind.
Idaho stop--not legal in Illinois.
As far as your physics theory :"Gee, Your Honor, I only shot him...
11-16-23, 03:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 417
Posted By gearbasher

Yeah. It's a very simple tool. There's a hole in...

Yeah. It's a very simple tool. There's a hole in it that a #3 Phillips' shaft fits into very nicely.
...
11-15-23, 02:36 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,499
Posted By gearbasher

It's not animosity. I'm a very patient man, but I...

It's not animosity. I'm a very patient man, but I get tired of hearing lame reasoning from people who can't lighten up.. We all have some "Jef" in us. And, if you cannot laugh at yourself, you have...
11-15-23, 12:17 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,499
Posted By gearbasher

I'm guessing this is in a school zone. So, you're...

I'm guessing this is in a school zone. So, you're saying it's perfectly ok for you to create a potentially dangerous situation just because others do it? Why do you blow through the stop sign? ...
11-13-23, 03:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 971
Posted By gearbasher

Well, I finally got around to it. I still don't...

Well, I finally got around to it. I still don't know if I like the style of the 340s, but time will tell. This will be the first time I'll be using downtube shifters in about 10 years. BTW: I hate...
11-13-23, 02:04 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,499
Posted By gearbasher

When I took 208 volts across the chest at work...

When I took 208 volts across the chest at work one day, my brother wrote a few primitive comic books about it. I found them funny. Here's the cover of the first one:
...
11-13-23, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2,252
Views: 514,515
Posted By gearbasher

At least, he wears Lycra.

At least, he wears Lycra.
11-12-23, 12:51 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,499
Posted By gearbasher

What I don't get is that some posters here...

What I don't get is that some posters here believe that if an aggressive driver reads these comics it will make them more likely to run a cyclist off the road. Any one who believes that, I have this...
11-09-23, 06:25 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,499
Posted By gearbasher

Years ago, when I was young and dumb, an old...

Years ago, when I was young and dumb, an old timer (once a member of the US team and a medalist in the Pan Am games) told me that I'm a good cyclist because I know how to suffer. Hey, I was raised...
11-08-23, 06:05 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,499
Posted By gearbasher

I am a cyclist and I see a lot of truth in it.

I am a cyclist and I see a lot of truth in it.
11-08-23, 04:59 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,499
Posted By gearbasher

Yeah, he does. He's my older brother and has been...

Yeah, he does. He's my older brother and has been teasing/torturing me my entire life. I'm one of seven and teasing runs in the family. My father always used to tease people and would say: "I...
11-08-23, 03:58 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,499
Posted By gearbasher

Here are a few my brother gave me over the years....

Here are a few my brother gave me over the years.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1870x846/scan0001_ccbfe7a668fac9fd680bb06dc3a90c4e10b99da1.jpg...
11-01-23, 03:57 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 65,200
Posted By gearbasher

Jan.: 595 Feb.: 251 Mar.: 707 April: 814 ...

Jan.: 595
Feb.: 251
Mar.: 707
April: 814
May: 1134
June: 1189
July: 1455
Aug: 1518
Sept: 1136
Oct: 1303
10-30-23, 12:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,482
Posted By gearbasher

Well, I flatted out today. My fourth for the...

Well, I flatted out today. My fourth for the year. Considering I just turned my 10,000th mile for the year, it ain't too bad.

I had a weak three years (2020, 2021 & 2022) where I only averaged...
10-29-23, 03:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 971
Posted By gearbasher

I like wearing mittens. I find it easier to use...

I like wearing mittens. I find it easier to use my thumbs on downtube shifters than the entire hand on brifters.
10-29-23, 03:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 971
Posted By gearbasher

I just received the 340s. They're nicer than I...

I just received the 340s. They're nicer than I expected. Thanks. I'm still not crazy about the funky bend, but I'll live with it. Unfortunately, I don't know how long it will be before I get them on...
10-21-23, 11:36 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,150
Posted By gearbasher

Here's what's left of my old 35mm stuff....

Here's what's left of my old 35mm stuff. Relegated to a shelf in my china cabinet. As you can see, I loved the Canon EF. I think it was one of the best 35mm cameras made....
10-20-23, 04:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 971
Posted By gearbasher

Looks like you talked me into the 340s.

Looks like you talked me into the 340s.
10-20-23, 12:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 971
Posted By gearbasher

Thanks for those links. So far the 340s seem the...

Thanks for those links. So far the 340s seem the way to go. As panzerwagon states: "you might need levers with a built-in quick-release", which I do. The 340s have them. The others don't.

Maybe...
10-20-23, 07:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 971
Posted By gearbasher

I've sold off all my C-Record levers, years ago....

I've sold off all my C-Record levers, years ago. I'm looking for something new, easily attainable, and inexpensive. I was thinking: Tektro, Origin 8, etc. BTW, I refuse to use Shimano. It's just that...
10-17-23, 02:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 445
Posted By gearbasher

Here's my TA pin hack. I needed to relocate the...

Here's my TA pin hack. I needed to relocate the hole for a Campy Record crank. Original hole (3mm) in the first photo. I forgot what size I used for the hole I drilled, but is was definitely...
10-14-23, 08:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 825
Posted By gearbasher

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x500/images_large_a2d2de2f8408a11cbfe7ba412555cbbd91852104.jpg
10-12-23, 02:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,527
Posted By gearbasher

This one never came to fruition. My brother...

This one never came to fruition. My brother wanted to open a business and couldn't decide on a bike shop or a music store. So I told him to make it a combo bike-music store and name it "The Minstrel...
10-09-23, 08:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 750
Posted By gearbasher

I started to get numbness in my hands during long...

I started to get numbness in my hands during long rides. I always rode barehanded. Gloves did not help. Then I remembered tweaking my bars a bit to try to ease some shoulder pain I was getting. I put...
10-02-23, 12:32 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 65,200
Posted By gearbasher

Jan.: 595 Feb.: 251 Mar.: 707 April: 814 ...

Jan.: 595
Feb.: 251
Mar.: 707
April: 814
May: 1134
June: 1189
July: 1455*
Aug: 1518*
Sept: 1136
Total: 8799
09-29-23, 12:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 683
Posted By gearbasher

All my BBs are cartridge type. Even if they are...

All my BBs are cartridge type. Even if they are still smooth, I remove them every 2-3 years just to grease the threads. This way I never have a problem with seized cups. Same goes for seat posts and...
09-28-23, 08:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 683
Posted By gearbasher

I'm still using a Campy 9s Chorus crankset that...

I'm still using a Campy 9s Chorus crankset that has over 100,000 miles on it. I've probably removed it 15 - 20 times. It's getting close to bottoming out. I'd say I have about 1.5mm to go before it...
09-15-23, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2,252
Views: 514,515
Posted By gearbasher

Deleted scene from "The French Connection" ...

Deleted scene from "The French Connection"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUaQMCH8WRo
09-14-23, 01:16 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 25,727
Posted By gearbasher

If you were in a movie, you would have ridden at...

If you were in a movie, you would have ridden at top speed and jumped it. And, snapped the picture while airborne.
09-08-23, 08:35 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 14,380
Posted By gearbasher

Our C/V bikes will be back in demand once we get...

Our C/V bikes will be back in demand once we get hit with an E.M.P. Our vintage cars and watches will also be sought after. Unfortunately, we won't be able to get paid, because hardly anyone knows...
09-05-23, 12:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 776
Posted By gearbasher

I've re-aligned numerous steel RD hangers. I only...

I've re-aligned numerous steel RD hangers. I only broke one. That was on my Basso that suffered a crash. The hanger was probably bent 30 to 40 degrees and was showing cracks in the paint.
09-04-23, 09:17 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 14,380
Posted By gearbasher

VanMoof was bought out: ...

VanMoof was bought out:
https://www.theverge.com/23822598/vanmoof-ebike-lavoie-bought
09-03-23, 03:45 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 14,380
Posted By gearbasher

I have to disagree with you. This is from a...

I have to disagree with you. This is from a cyclist's point of view. I've had more near accidents with the E-holes in the past year than I've had with automobiles in the 50+ years I've been riding....
09-02-23, 04:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 988
Posted By gearbasher

...when most of your bikes need some sort of...

...when most of your bikes need some sort of adjustment or repair and you just grab another one that's fully operational.
08-27-23, 02:06 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 14,380
Posted By gearbasher

People like us are either getting too old or...

People like us are either getting too old or dying off.
08-16-23, 01:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,285
Posted By gearbasher

I guess I have a flush. 5 Italian bikes. TreTubi,...

I guess I have a flush. 5 Italian bikes. TreTubi, SLX, TSX, TSX, PRX.
08-06-23, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2,252
Views: 514,515
Posted By gearbasher

While "Breaking Away" was brought up, here are...

While "Breaking Away" was brought up, here are scans of two theater lobby cards from a set I got from the U.K. I also have a set from Canada, but they are too large for me to scan....
08-01-23, 07:33 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 65,200
Posted By gearbasher

Jan.: 595 Feb.: 251 Mar.: 707 April: 814 ...

Jan.: 595
Feb.: 251
Mar.: 707
April: 814
May: 1134
June: 1189
July: 1455
Total: 6145

Well, my addiction is back. To paraphrase one of the guys I ride with the most. I need an intervention.
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