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Forum: Commuting 07-21-16, 03:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 492
Posted By lostarchitect
Everything rides up. It sucks. I need to find a...

Everything rides up. It sucks. I need to find a better solution.

Does anyone know of cycling shorts that don't have a big chamois / pad in them? I don't need the pad, I just want shorts that won't...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-21-16, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 103
Posted By lostarchitect
Shoot, you're right, I always forget about that.

Shoot, you're right, I always forget about that.
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-21-16, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 103
Posted By lostarchitect
Hi Christi, we will need to see photos to tell...

Hi Christi, we will need to see photos to tell you anything much.

But yes, nesteel is correct, Reynolds 531 is a cro-moly steel. Quality stuff, many nicer vintage bikes are made with it.
Forum: Forum Suggestions & User Assistance 07-21-16, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 233
Posted By lostarchitect
Me too.

Me too.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-20-16, 09:34 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 2,864
Posted By lostarchitect
It's funny how stick-shift cars are such a badge...

It's funny how stick-shift cars are such a badge of honor in the US, when in Europe every little econobox has a manual transmission.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-20-16, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By lostarchitect
For some reason I assumed it was a 5-7 speed...

For some reason I assumed it was a 5-7 speed chain due to the chain model number. Yeah if it's an 8+ speed chain, use a quick link.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-20-16, 03:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 451
Posted By lostarchitect
One of them has a seriously bent fork!

One of them has a seriously bent fork!
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-20-16, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By lostarchitect
I have done it 100 times. If you put it together...

I have done it 100 times. If you put it together correctly you are fine.

edit: I'm assuming it's a 5-7 speed chain here.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-19-16, 10:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 601
Posted By lostarchitect
Interesting. It appears that's only for the 26"...

Interesting. It appears that's only for the 26" and that only the tread pattern is the same. The casing is totally different as is the tread material. I dunno.

I can tell you that the tread on the...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-18-16, 04:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 896
Posted By lostarchitect
I've never been in a car crash, but I still wear...

I've never been in a car crash, but I still wear a seat belt.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-18-16, 03:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 896
Posted By lostarchitect
FWIW, I use a take a look mirror clipped to my...

FWIW, I use a take a look mirror clipped to my glasses and I love it. Makes me much more aware of what's coming up behind me. I also have some neck issues so it's tough for me to crane my head around...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-18-16, 03:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 896
Posted By lostarchitect
Dude, welcome to the internet, the whole point of...

Dude, welcome to the internet, the whole point of this board is to discuss advocacy and safety. Everything has been discussed before, everything will be discussed again.
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-18-16, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 223
Posted By lostarchitect
Well, there goes that deal. If you're buying for...

Well, there goes that deal. If you're buying for the parts maybe offer $75 or so.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-18-16, 01:17 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,252
Posted By lostarchitect
I look in the mirror for like half a second at a...

I look in the mirror for like half a second at a time. If they're staring at it they're doing it wrong. It's no more distracting--maybe less--than the 3 mirrors in my car.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-18-16, 10:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 689
Posted By lostarchitect
Keep in mind you are looking at bidding prices,...

Keep in mind you are looking at bidding prices, the final price is not guaranteed. It could and probably will go up. I doubt those will stay at $20.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-18-16, 10:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 689
Posted By lostarchitect
The Suntour ones work better and usually go...

The Suntour ones work better and usually go cheaper.
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-18-16, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 223
Posted By lostarchitect
Dude, go now. If he says there is someone in line...

Dude, go now. If he says there is someone in line in front of you offer $200.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-18-16, 10:18 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,252
Posted By lostarchitect
Wow, well, do whatever is best for you, but I...

Wow, well, do whatever is best for you, but I consider riding that close to the edge of the road an invitation for motorists to pass too closely. I have a mirror and I see them coming up behind, and...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-17-16, 09:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,252
Posted By lostarchitect
But then, do you leave yourself any run off space...

But then, do you leave yourself any run off space to the right? Personally I ride in the right wheel track. If a car approaches (and it's safe to pass) I move right to the white line.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-17-16, 02:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 625
Posted By lostarchitect
"Top to bottom" means wrapping starting at the...

"Top to bottom" means wrapping starting at the stem, down to the end of the bar.

"Bottom to top" would be the opposite: from the end of the bar up to the stem. In this case you need some kind of...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-17-16, 02:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 625
Posted By lostarchitect
No, not scotch tape! LOL. Cello tape like this: ...

No, not scotch tape! LOL. Cello tape like this:

http://www.velociao.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/benotto-cello-tape-small.jpg

Personally I don't like the way it feels, but it looks right on...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-17-16, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 218
Posted By lostarchitect
Once you break spokes a few times on the same...

Once you break spokes a few times on the same wheel, it's a safe bet it is going to keep happening. Something happened to cause lots of spokes to fatigue on the wheel, and you can't undo that. Best...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-17-16, 02:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,252
Posted By lostarchitect
Ha! Fair point!

Ha! Fair point!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-17-16, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By lostarchitect
Looks great, dude.

Looks great, dude.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-17-16, 01:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 601
Posted By lostarchitect
How are they "Pasela based" when they have a...

How are they "Pasela based" when they have a totally different casing and tread? I believe the Paselas have a 66 TPI casing and the Compass tires are either 90 or 120. They're made by the same...
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