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Forum: Northeast 07-25-16, 06:21 PM
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Posted By jimmuller
Rode to work as usual this morning. Arlington...

Rode to work as usual this morning. Arlington must have been hit pretty hard by storms yesterday. One stretch of the Minuteman had some large tree trunks and branches broken, big sections a foot or...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-25-16, 01:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 303
Posted By jimmuller
A few decades ago, probably not long after power...

A few decades ago, probably not long after power bars came out, my wife and I tried carrying some while x-c skiing. You know what happens to a power bar at 5 below zero? NOTHING. ABSOLUTELY...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-25-16, 10:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 403
Posted By jimmuller
uot - you too can build wheels! All it takes is...

uot - you too can build wheels! All it takes is patience, a few key instructions when you start, patience, dextrous fingers, a spoke wrench, and did I mention patience?

Ed., bummer about your new...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-24-16, 07:52 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 3,633
Posted By jimmuller
Retro and stick shift, and retro ...

Retro and stick shift, and retro
http://world.std.com/~muller/pics/red_on_red.jpg
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-24-16, 05:41 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 16,165
Posted By jimmuller
I had a marvelous ride on the Masi yesterday, 53...

I had a marvelous ride on the Masi yesterday, 53 miles in pretty hot weather. Had to play music this morning, left the house early. Left the bike in the living room, didn't notice any problem. Got...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-23-16, 07:37 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 3,633
Posted By jimmuller
I thought I was having fun, seeing as how this is...

I thought I was having fun, seeing as how this is a whimsical subject, but you've convinced me I wasn't.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-23-16, 06:29 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 3,633
Posted By jimmuller
Yrs, I know that and really don't care. Cleats...

Yrs, I know that and really don't care. Cleats are still a newfangled invention I don't need.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-23-16, 02:45 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 3,633
Posted By jimmuller
Clips and straps. No cleats though. Never used...

Clips and straps. No cleats though. Never used 'em. Never needed 'em. Cleats? Modern techno-stuff. Never touch 'em.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-23-16, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By jimmuller
I'm afraid I didn't follow your "held the wheel...

I'm afraid I didn't follow your "held the wheel horizontal, look down on the whatever with the eye inline with something, spun the wheel" description. However...there are only three things that...
Forum: Northeast 07-23-16, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5,472
Views: 545,608
Posted By jimmuller
I left the house at 7:45 this morning for 53.04...

I left the house at 7:45 this morning for 53.04 miles on the Masi. The air got warmer as the day progressed and the miles accumulated!

Stopped to speak with a woman tending the flowers at in...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-23-16, 11:31 AM
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Posted By jimmuller
Took the Masi out for 53.04 miles this morning. ...

Took the Masi out for 53.04 miles this morning. The day turned out hot, as predicted. Hey, it's July!

Crossing the Assabet River...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-23-16, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9,144
Views: 657,287
Posted By jimmuller
Very nice pics as usual. Iconic is what I'd call...

Very nice pics as usual. Iconic is what I'd call 'em!

They were calling for temps about 98 today so I took the Masi out for spin this morning. Left the house at 7:45, got in 53.04 miles. ...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-23-16, 04:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By jimmuller
About the "wobble", I'd ask wobble in what? ...

About the "wobble", I'd ask wobble in what? Wobble in the wheel bearings is unacceptable. Wobble in the rim is mostly likely fixable. Wobble in the freewheel is harmless, most likely. The...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-23-16, 04:50 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 3,633
Posted By jimmuller
I would never disparage the people but I will...

I would never disparage the people but I will happily disparage the bikes! That's half the fun, you know. :D
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-23-16, 04:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 289
Posted By jimmuller
Welcome to C&V! +1 on what they said. Good...

Welcome to C&V!

+1 on what they said. Good bike but not a good candidate for the uber-bike you want to build.

I'd also suggest that you will see no significant difference between those wheels...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-22-16, 01:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,034
Posted By jimmuller
Lots of good thoughts here. It might be just a...

Lots of good thoughts here. It might be just a paint crack. That being said...

You are not actually posing the question the best way. It is all about risk assessment. There are two issues, not...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-22-16, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 398
Posted By jimmuller
Nice!

Nice!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-22-16, 08:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 354
Posted By jimmuller
Riding to and from work

Riding to and from work
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-21-16, 04:44 PM
Replies: 18,946
Views: 1,479,190
Posted By jimmuller
All I did this week bike-wise, at least since the...

All I did this week bike-wise, at least since the two tandem rides last weekend, was ride the Grandis to work and back. Tomorrow morning I hope to take the Masi out for a sport ride, not a commute....
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-21-16, 12:21 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,735
Posted By jimmuller
I try to keep my head up and my elbows flying,...

I try to keep my head up and my elbows flying, but I still can't dance worth a lick. Haven't done the twist since I did poorly back around 1966.

Should they string wheels backwards for the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-21-16, 08:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 827
Posted By jimmuller
@gaucho777...

@gaucho777 (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php?u=175208), thanks for the T-mar quote.

Some of those points make sense but may not be so significant.

I have only one bike for which the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-21-16, 07:55 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,735
Posted By jimmuller
Regardless, or if you prefer, irregardless, of...

Regardless, or if you prefer, irregardless, of the intended humor :D, I've had a big problem with this. Most of the used Campy hubs I've strung up had been strung previously such that I could not...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-20-16, 08:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 827
Posted By jimmuller
I believe you when you say you set the wheelbase...

I believe you when you say you set the wheelbase longer or shorter, but do you set the wheelbase longer or shorter? :D

I do know about changing the handling, or at least supposedly doing so. My...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-20-16, 07:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 827
Posted By jimmuller
Dropout screws in or out? And why??

I know this has been covered before but what the heck.

If your bikes have dropout adjustment screws, how do you set them? And why?

I've heard about wanting to get the guide pulley position...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-20-16, 03:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,735
Posted By jimmuller
You gotta love terminology. The more ambiguous,...

You gotta love terminology. The more ambiguous, the better!

Okay, so when you (generic) say "over over under" or "head in" are you referring to the drive, i.e. trailing spokes??? Seems to me...
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