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Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-20-16, 09:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 762
Posted By Loose Chain
I have always run them full in to keep the...

I have always run them full in to keep the wheelbase tight and they get bent if left hanging out. I tweak them a little to center the wheel in the stays. That because bicycles used to be hand made or...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-20-16, 05:55 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 3,026
Posted By Loose Chain
Yes, especially that. Level top tube (mtbs...

Yes, especially that. Level top tube (mtbs exception), steel frame, rim brakes. I quit using sewups a long, long time ago.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-18-16, 10:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 540
Posted By Loose Chain
Good idea. I have always used Velcro loops but I...

Good idea. I have always used Velcro loops but I have some of those bungee things too.

Rubber bands break and then the brake snubber crashes into the down tube.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-16-16, 10:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,011
Posted By Loose Chain
What constitutes a full recovery? Back to where...

What constitutes a full recovery? Back to where you were before the accident or able to do everything you did before if slightly diminished?

I am 62 now, and six years ago I think it was I was...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-16-16, 10:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 518
Posted By Loose Chain
All of my road type bicycles seem to have a 22...

All of my road type bicycles seem to have a 22 inch top tube. The seat tube can vary between 54 and 56cm. For MTBs I seem to wind up on bikes in the 17 to 18 inch seat tube range.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-16-16, 09:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,110
Posted By Loose Chain
Excuse me but if you are talking to me, I did not...

Excuse me but if you are talking to me, I did not resurrect a zombie thread :foo:. It was said the chainrings were again on sale. I ordered two sets (actually my wife did) from their site clearly...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-15-16, 08:32 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,165
Posted By Loose Chain
I suspect a lot of these cf bikes have been...

I suspect a lot of these cf bikes have been involved in some sort of possible delamination or impact damage that cannot be measured but that bugs the owner so he (mostly he) dumps it. I would not pay...
Forum: Commuting 07-14-16, 10:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 994
Posted By Loose Chain
Well aside from stinking, I simply would not feel...

Well aside from stinking, I simply would not feel clean and comfortable and able to concentrate without a shower. A short commute would be okay but if the commute is long enough and energetic enough...
Forum: Commuting 07-14-16, 09:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 863
Posted By Loose Chain
Fuel costs are down but jobs are few and far...

Fuel costs are down but jobs are few and far between that pay well, especially for younger people and recent grads. There are hordes of people without a job or under employed who simply no longer can...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 07-14-16, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By Loose Chain
I have bought a few English three speed bikes to...

I have bought a few English three speed bikes to play with. The 23 inch frame has the same TT length as the 21 inch frame (actually it measure .25 inches shorter). The only difference in these when I...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-12-16, 09:12 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,940
Posted By Loose Chain
Good for you but since this is the C&V forum,...

Good for you but since this is the C&V forum, they are also heavy, complicated and fugly.:roflmao2: Couple that with the sloped top tube and goofy long seat post to get the sadlle up where it...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-11-16, 08:45 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,940
Posted By Loose Chain
Neither do I much less the infatuation with...

Neither do I much less the infatuation with heavy, complicated disc brakes. :foo:
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-11-16, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By Loose Chain
If it has a motor on it then it is a motor-cycle...

If it has a motor on it then it is a motor-cycle and should not be on a human powered path. JMO.
Forum: Commuting 07-11-16, 07:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 726
Posted By Loose Chain
Maybe go back to the Dutch bike? I saw a...

Maybe go back to the Dutch bike?

I saw a bike at a store with a drive shaft, looked interesting and was a nice build.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-11-16, 06:49 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,583
Posted By Loose Chain
By the late 70s any quality European bike should...

By the late 70s any quality European bike should have had 700c
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-11-16, 06:41 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,940
Posted By Loose Chain
I am underwhelmed. Looks like everything else....

I am underwhelmed. Looks like everything else. Nice tires.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-10-16, 04:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 654
Posted By Loose Chain
If it is dented I would not buy it. Dents ruin...

If it is dented I would not buy it. Dents ruin the value down to parts value. It would be a deal breaker for me. As to structural soundness, yes, they affect the strength of the frame, how much,...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 07-10-16, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By Loose Chain
I have a Surly CC now for seven years. It is my...

I have a Surly CC now for seven years. It is my favorite go ride bicycle ever. Capable of nearly anything and does well at nearly everything.

I am nearly 5-11 and plenty long legs and arms, I ride...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-10-16, 01:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,110
Posted By Loose Chain
The catch is that they are $24.99, not the $7.49...

The catch is that they are $24.99, not the $7.49 despite the price posted on their website. They are a little crooked it seems to bait and switch.
Forum: Living Car Free 07-10-16, 01:25 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 18,948
Posted By Loose Chain
No, never. I have weighed generally between 154...

No, never. I have weighed generally between 154 and 185 pounds through my adult life depending upon what activity I was engaged in at the time. I am 5'11", I am 62 yo now, resting pulse 40 BPM and I...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-09-16, 11:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,028
Posted By Loose Chain
I can ride my Surly Cross Check all day long with...

I can ride my Surly Cross Check all day long with no hands and no problems. I busted my butt just the other day in front of my house (gravel road) on my Bridgestone MB4 when I attempted to test it no...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-09-16, 11:55 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,286
Posted By Loose Chain
I cannot ay if it goes away because I am life...

I cannot ay if it goes away because I am life long swim, bike and run. I work out every day for at least an hour alternating swim, bike, run and at least two 1.5 hour strength workouts every week. I...
Forum: Commuting 07-09-16, 11:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,946
Posted By Loose Chain
I have a nice light, a bell, a Cateye computer. I...

I have a nice light, a bell, a Cateye computer. I did mount my IPhone there but now that I went from the 5S to the 6S I just carry it in my CCL fanny pack along with my wallet. I once carrie MACE...
Forum: Commuting 07-09-16, 11:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 952
Posted By Loose Chain
As a life long swimmer and growing up in the...

As a life long swimmer and growing up in the south went barefooted and ran cross country barefooted and still could, I do not wear flip flops in the Y shower areas or the local college facility I...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-09-16, 08:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 421
Posted By Loose Chain
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