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Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-02-16, 02:55 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,260
Posted By rat fink
This has been an enlightening discussion. I...

This has been an enlightening discussion. I recently have had struggles with this problem in my own marriage. Not with bikes. I only own three bikes, four if you count hers.

Two years ago, I...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-01-16, 06:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 389
Posted By rat fink
So awesome. I happen to be a big fan of Volvo as...

So awesome. I happen to be a big fan of Volvo as well, so this ticks all the boxes.
Forum: Road Cycling 05-28-16, 07:20 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,537
Posted By rat fink
Two. I drink a lot of water. Even with two large...

Two. I drink a lot of water. Even with two large bottles, I still tend to run out on medium length rides.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-28-16, 07:17 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,455
Posted By rat fink
Generally I have, but currently no. It keeps...

Generally I have, but currently no.

It keeps me cooler, helps with road rash (cleanup), keeps my hair from getting matted when wearing leg warmers or jeans, makes it easier to apply lotion/sun...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-27-16, 03:36 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 29,717
Posted By rat fink
The Ron Cooper is practically molten. Well done.

The Ron Cooper is practically molten. Well done.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-27-16, 03:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,269
Posted By rat fink
One of my rules with bikes is that they should...

One of my rules with bikes is that they should age gracefully. I baby everything I own, but stuff happens, and I hate it when things look awful from honest wear. That's why I sold my '86 Schwinn...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-25-16, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15,327
Views: 4,793,135
Posted By rat fink
Looking for flat bar stuff. My wife turned her...

Looking for flat bar stuff. My wife turned her nose up at the Deda Elementi cockpit on the road bike I built her. I need a flat bar, possibly some brake levers and grips. Could also use a 90-100mm...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-24-16, 01:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,242
Posted By rat fink
I enjoy rollers quite a bit and prefer them to...

I enjoy rollers quite a bit and prefer them to mag trainers, though I use both. I'm always on the lookout for a set of Kreitler rollers but haven't found any yet. Most of the serious racers I know...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-24-16, 01:43 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 29,717
Posted By rat fink
Drillium Dude, the Colnago will always be hot.

Drillium Dude, the Colnago will always be hot.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-24-16, 02:43 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 29,717
Posted By rat fink
Bump.

Bump.
Forum: Road Cycling 05-23-16, 12:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,718
Posted By rat fink
I like tubulars. I haven't used mine since my...

I like tubulars. I haven't used mine since my last flat about three years ago, but I wouldn't mind getting another set of tubular wheels and using them again. Never used the tape though. I need to...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-23-16, 11:04 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,748
Posted By rat fink
When people have seen my bikes, many of them have...

When people have seen my bikes, many of them have commented that I must look like a gorilla because of how much sale to bar drop my bikes have, but that's not the case when I'm riding them because...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 05-23-16, 02:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 677
Posted By rat fink
Exciting! Be sure to post when you build it.

Exciting! Be sure to post when you build it.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-23-16, 01:48 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 15,589
Posted By rat fink
Good to see this thread pop back up. I love...

Good to see this thread pop back up. I love Concordes. I have wanted to try a PDM Squadra or Aquila forever. If they ride anywhere near as good as they look, I would keep it forever.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-18-16, 01:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 686
Posted By rat fink
Whether the 7400 FD will work depends on the...

Whether the 7400 FD will work depends on the chain (8s, 9s, 10s) you use, and that depends on how many speeds the drivetrain will be. For 8s and above, the FD should correspond with the number of...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-17-16, 03:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,156
Posted By rat fink
I haven't personally done it, but I had an early...

I haven't personally done it, but I had an early 80s Colnago Super for a while that was powdercoated by the previous owner. I'm under the impression that it was quality work, but I was still pretty...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-16-16, 12:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,251
Posted By rat fink
Beautiful. I love A-Ds.

Beautiful. I love A-Ds.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-16-16, 03:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 940
Posted By rat fink
That bike is beyond gorgeous. Congratulations!

That bike is beyond gorgeous. Congratulations!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-16-16, 02:57 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,342
Posted By rat fink
As one that fits the criteria of the thread, my...

As one that fits the criteria of the thread, my '86 Schwinn Peloton fit the bill. It was gorgeous, but wasn't my favorite ride and paint ages not so gracefully, so I couldn't bring myself to keep it...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-16-16, 02:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 686
Posted By rat fink
I had an 87 Super Strada when I first got back...

I had an 87 Super Strada when I first got back into riding. Over the time of my ownership, I went from 7400 to 6500 (with 10s gearing) to 7800. I came to prefer the feel of 10s so much that all my...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-10-16, 09:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 485
Posted By rat fink
For anyone dealing with a seat post compliance...

For anyone dealing with a seat post compliance issue, I can vouch for the Specialized/S-Works carbon seatposts with the zertz insert. I tried one out coming from a Thomson on my race bike and was...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-04-14, 05:08 AM
Replies: 15,327
Views: 4,793,135
Posted By rat fink
Searching for some braze-on downtube shifters....

Searching for some braze-on downtube shifters. Any brand,brand: Shimano, Suntour, etc. Friction or indexed.
Also, need a 10 speed either 28.6 clamp or braze-on front derailleur, Shimano, Sram,...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-24-13, 12:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,179
Posted By rat fink
Thanks to everyone who replied. I still have the...

Thanks to everyone who replied. I still have the problem frequently, but many of remedies mentioned have helped. Another thing that goes a long way, is simply popping my toes and massaging my instep...
Forum: Beach Cruisers 08-24-13, 12:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,593
Posted By rat fink
I got the funny idea the other day to do a...

I got the funny idea the other day to do a criterium race with nothing but beach cruisers. I think it would be interesting, especially if you could wear roller derby gear while you ride and everyone...
Forum: Beach Cruisers 08-23-13, 11:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,430
Posted By rat fink
Just saw this. Nice work.

Just saw this. Nice work.
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