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12-09-22, 10:43 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...the standard advice for one like that is...

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...the standard advice for one like that is usually to soak it in water for a day or two. When the leather is pliable again, you reform it and wrap it so the skirts dry in a more appropriate...
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Posted By 3alarmer

This is what the original paint and decals looked like on mine.

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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...no idea on value for something like this....

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...no idea on value for something like this. Probably less than the costs to restore.
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Posted By 3alarmer

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12-09-22, 01:24 PM
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Views: 2,256
Posted By 3alarmer

...just as a clarification, the idea of shimming...

...just as a clarification, the idea of shimming a seat post to fit the tube is not unheard of. I do not know how you are measuring this (it's a difficult thing to measure accurately, down inside the...
12-08-22, 09:44 PM
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Views: 208
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I will continue to ride in full paranoia...

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...I will continue to ride in full paranoia mode. :) nttawwt
12-08-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 217
Posted By 3alarmer

RE-CYCLERY BIKE SHOP in San Rafael...

RE-CYCLERY BIKE SHOP in San Rafael (https://www.tripsforkidsmarin.org/re-cyclery.html)...there is a huge hodge-podge of used stuff in there, arranged in bins for the more common items, and with a few...
12-08-22, 04:11 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...those wheels say they have carbon spokes....

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...those wheels say they have carbon spokes. You are well beyond help, and are now in the abandon hope gateway arch.
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12-07-22, 09:06 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I have one in a plastic bag, as a...

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...I have one in a plastic bag, as a curiosity, which I removed from a bike I bought and overhauled. I could never figure out how to get it to work, either. So I just replaced it.
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12-07-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,374
Posted By 3alarmer

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...I knew this thread would take off, if I just gave it enough...
12-07-22, 12:46 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

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...IIRC, the #3 size fits the diameter for current stainless...
12-07-22, 01:25 AM
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Views: 201
Posted By 3alarmer

...they have made a couple of AW C (for coaster...

...they have made a couple of AW C (for coaster brake) versions. they still make and sell a modern one, from Asia.

I know nothing about the new ones from Asia, but have heard from others they use...
12-06-22, 09:50 PM
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Views: 201
Posted By 3alarmer

...the cable you have there has a little crimp on...

...the cable you have there has a little crimp on thingy on the barrel adjust end, that is inside the barrel. The end that is fed inside the trigger shifter is also terminated in a crimped on sleeve....
12-06-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 501
Posted By 3alarmer

...If I understand you correctly, you just have...

...If I understand you correctly, you just have the hubs, and have not built them into wheels yet ?
My thoughts are that unless you come across some donor hub cones cheaply, you just go with...
12-05-22, 11:40 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,256
Posted By 3alarmer

...looking for shim stock would not be my...

...looking for shim stock would not be my response, in the case of a new, custom frame. I would get it fixed by the guy who built it. I was considering brazing in a reinforcing insert sleeve in my...
12-05-22, 11:32 PM
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Views: 2,256
Posted By 3alarmer

.... bought a used Independent Fabrication steel...

.... bought a used Independent Fabrication steel frame for like 25 bucks 4 or 5 years ago, with exactly this sort of failure beginning in the seat tube. Two hairline stress cracks running down in a...
12-05-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,076
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I use the inflation of my bike tires as...

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...I use the inflation of my bike tires as part of my standard warmup routine. If I stopped doing it with a floor pump, I'm sure I would hurt my back, or something else, on the ride. :o
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12-05-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,729
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...yet another thread in which I should never...

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...yet another thread in which I should never have participated. Proving once again, that no good deed goes unpunished. :)
12-05-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,076
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I've never used something like that, which...

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...I've never used something like that, which is small and portable. I have, in the past used a portable Hitachi twin tank compressor, when it was out and not stored under a workbench. With the...
12-05-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,729
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...the guy asked for "any thoughts?" If he...

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...the guy asked for "any thoughts?" If he were not interested in hearing them, why would he ask ? Is this another troll thread ? I hate it when that happens. :)
12-05-22, 04:09 PM
12-05-22, 02:19 PM
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Views: 1,729
Posted By 3alarmer

...seat height is also often noted in the case of...

...seat height is also often noted in the case of people who describe "perineal issues" as a transitory phenomenon. It creates a situation where you are more likely to slide forward on the saddle,...
12-05-22, 02:16 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

...the Truth is Out There.

...the Truth is Out There.
12-05-22, 01:41 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

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...I have done it on this bike. I just used the tap, but it was hard on...
12-05-22, 01:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 517
Posted By 3alarmer

...the simplest approach to changing out the rear...

...the simplest approach to changing out the rear derailleur on a bike with Simplex (presuming you don't want to pay the exhorbitant prices asked for the Simplex used long cage ones on ebay), is to...
12-04-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,729
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I have a couple of their older model...

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...I have a couple of their older model leather saddles, with no cut out. Like all suspension design leather saddles, they tend to stretch as they break in. Unfortunately, in my case this makes...
12-04-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 517
Posted By 3alarmer

. ....that's a short cage rear, I think, from...

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....that's a short cage rear, I think, from your pictures. That limits yoiur total overall gearing range (high to low). But as stated above, you can drop the gearing overall by reducing the size...
12-04-22, 12:28 PM
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Views: 1,612
Posted By 3alarmer

...it's steel. The single problem with it is that...

...it's steel. The single problem with it is that on some cranks, the clearance is a little narrow on the drive side.
12-04-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,612
Posted By 3alarmer

...What canít be CURED must be endured....

...What canít be CURED must be endured. (https://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780198734901.001.0001/acref-9780198734901-e-467)
12-04-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 517
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...it's pretty easy to figure out if it's...

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...it's pretty easy to figure out if it's the GT version of the rear derailleur. (https://www.disraeligears.co.uk/site/simplex_sx610_gtsp_derailleur.html) Look at the cage length. 52/42 and...
12-03-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,374
Posted By 3alarmer

...all the cannery buildings have been turned...

...all the cannery buildings have been turned into office parks, though. :( The trucks are still around, during the season, but they are hauling tomatoes to other towns. like Williams or Los Banos.
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12-03-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,374
Posted By 3alarmer

...that's a nice thing to imagine, but private...

...that's a nice thing to imagine, but private hospitals here (which is most of them), when they discover you have no insurance, are only on the hook for minimal care that keeps you breathing and...
12-02-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,374
Posted By 3alarmer

...it's pretty well accepted as fact, that...

...it's pretty well accepted as fact, that they've been doing that in the UK to remainers, ever since the vote.
12-02-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,374
Posted By 3alarmer

...I actually got a regular cardiologist a couple...

...I actually got a regular cardiologist a couple of years back. I've had a slight arrhythmia going on 50 years now. But it was not until I required clearance for a minor surgical procedure...
12-02-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 4,132
Posted By 3alarmer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWIf4Ifk6aQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWIf4Ifk6aQ
12-02-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 4,132
Posted By 3alarmer

...I think I covered that idea that I'm...

...I think I covered that idea that I'm "complaining" with the "nttawwt" comment. I never complain about anything, because it could always be so much worse. :)
12-02-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 4,132
Posted By 3alarmer

...thank you very much.

...thank you very much.
12-02-22, 02:36 PM
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Views: 3,374
Posted By 3alarmer

...that's interesting. For me it was a completely...

...that's interesting. For me it was a completely soul crushing job, in Merced California ( a Central Valley town that experienced four straight months of overcast and fog every winter, back when...
12-02-22, 02:04 PM
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Views: 3,374
Posted By 3alarmer

...but the cardiology appointment just got pushed...

...but the cardiology appointment just got pushed out another 3 months :)
12-02-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,374
Posted By 3alarmer

..there are plenty of people who use exercise as...

..there are plenty of people who use exercise as a preventive for seasonal depression, or depression in general.
Endorphin response probably plays at least some role in exercise addiction, but I'm...
12-02-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,374
Posted By 3alarmer

...I have been to at least one local ER as a...

...I have been to at least one local ER as a patient. Not trying to get this tossed into P+R, but the first thing they asked me for was my insurance card. :)
12-02-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 4,132
Posted By 3alarmer

.. ...but hey. let's talk more about mountain...

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...but hey. let's talk more about mountain bike wheels. :popcorn
12-02-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 4,132
Posted By 3alarmer

https://www.wired.com/2016/06/cycling-physics-extr...

https://www.wired.com/2016/06/cycling-physics-extra-mass-bike-wheels-enemy/
12-02-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 4,132
Posted By 3alarmer

....if you go back to the beginning, and read...

....if you go back to the beginning, and read this thread (something I would not expect you to do, because a lot of it is extraneous trolling, that contributes little to the discussion), you will...
12-02-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 4,132
Posted By 3alarmer

...as a physical model, there are many places...

...as a physical model, there are many places where energy is lost on a bicycle. Tires, rolling resistance, aero resistance because we don't ride in a vacuum, general friction losses all come to...
12-02-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 4,132
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...and here, for all the world to see, is the...

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...and here, for all the world to see, is the sort of writing that set me on the wrong path in this world of wheel weights. :(We Can Prove Why Extra Mass on Bike Wheels Is Your Worst Enemy...
12-02-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 4,132
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...two more discussions on this same topic....

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...two more discussions on this same topic. One for bicycles (https://www.velonews.com/gear/technical-faq-does-wheel-weight-matter/), and one for cars...
12-02-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 4,132
Posted By 3alarmer

...that's very interesting, and much more...

...that's very interesting, and much more detailed a calculation than any I've seen put forth elsewhere.


One question, if you will permit me. Your first graph (above), there seems to be no...
12-02-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,374
Posted By 3alarmer

...and he could have visited the top cardiologist...

...and he could have visited the top cardiologist local to him, after waiting three months for a new patient appointment, and dropped dead on the trip home. The cycling component is only the reason...
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