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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-25-15, 11:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 683
Posted By Evil D
Yeah I've talked to Mark at Cyclops through...

Yeah I've talked to Mark at Cyclops through email. He was going to give the insurance people an appropriate appraisal for me because I was sure she would screw me out of it's worth since it's "just...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-25-15, 11:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 683
Posted By Evil D
Man, some of you guys must be skimming this...

Man, some of you guys must be skimming this thread lol.

No, I don't ride the bike with the seat slammed like that. Those pics were taken the day I bought the bike. Yes I can stand over the frame...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-19-15, 04:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 683
Posted By Evil D
I ordered the cable stop adapters, so now they...

I ordered the cable stop adapters, so now they can run STI style brakes/levers, but they aren't comfortable wedging the wheel in there, because of "liability reasons". I guess I can understand that....
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-16-15, 05:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 683
Posted By Evil D
No, I don't ride it that way, that pic was taken...

No, I don't ride it that way, that pic was taken the day I bought it, I also don't ride with that seat. I'm 6'1 so sizing is about right. As for the shop, I'm pretty much committed at this point or I...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-16-15, 04:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 683
Posted By Evil D
This is my bike (before I got ran over on it) ...

This is my bike (before I got ran over on it)

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee275/EVIL85SSP/Bicycle%20Pics/DSC03454_zps68a252f1.jpg...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-16-15, 08:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 683
Posted By Evil D
Installing 105 group on an '87 Lotus

Hey guys, not sure if this should go here or in the vintage section but here goes.

I got hit a week ago on my Lotus Leger, and it destroyed a bunch of parts. So the guy's insurance is paying to...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 04-11-15, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By Evil D
Well guys, I got blasted by a work van today...

Well guys, I got blasted by a work van today while crossing a cross walk on my Leger. It destroyed both wheels and chewed up the brake levers and my Brooks saddle. I'm pretty banged up but nothing is...
Forum: BMX 03-04-14, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,858
Posted By Evil D
When I was restoring rims as a hobby, I went...

When I was restoring rims as a hobby, I went through every available stripping product I could get my hands on, and found that for powder coat, the gasket remover stuff worked faster and stronger...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 02-08-14, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By Evil D
I was hoping you would chime in. Thanks for the...

I was hoping you would chime in. Thanks for the info.
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 02-01-14, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By Evil D
Yeah, that Biopace style chainring stuff is...

Yeah, that Biopace style chainring stuff is constant controversy with everyone I talk to. You either love it or hate it. I haven't spent enough time riding them to care one way or another, so my...
Forum: BMX 02-01-14, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,858
Posted By Evil D
The best thing I've ever used to remove...

The best thing I've ever used to remove powdercoat was Permatex Gasket Remover. I used to restore vintage car rims as a hobby, and this stuff would eat off 20 year old powder coat better than any...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 01-31-14, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By Evil D
Oh I have no doubt, I've sold entry level Ross's...

Oh I have no doubt, I've sold entry level Ross's for that much around here. I have about $100 into it with the tires and tubes, but I don't plan on selling it anyway, I was just curious.
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 01-31-14, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By Evil D
Tell me about this Lotus Leger

Scored yet another Lotus from the same thrift shop today that I got my Excelle from, $30. Could have got it for half price tomorrow but the extra $15 was worth making sure someone else didn't snatch...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 12-12-13, 05:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,067
Posted By Evil D
Geez. Where to begin. 1. I know what Harley...

Geez. Where to begin.

1. I know what Harley guys use, because I grew up around bikers and car guys and even a few over the road truckers who had loads of aftermarket aluminum and chrome parts on...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 12-11-13, 09:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,067
Posted By Evil D
No, I'm saying as a person who actually polishes...

No, I'm saying as a person who actually polishes aluminum the right way, that there are right tools and wrong tools to use for actually polishing something, and steel wool is not for polishing, and...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 12-11-13, 08:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,067
Posted By Evil D
We're talking about two different things here....

We're talking about two different things here. You can easily polish out scratches from those aluminum calipers. That's not so easy to do with chrome which is MUCH harder than aluminum. Once chrome...
Forum: BMX 12-03-13, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,216
Posted By Evil D
If you mean are there bikes with pedal brakes,...

If you mean are there bikes with pedal brakes, there are but they're usually lower end kids bikes. There used to be hubs like that used for flatland riding though.

The rear only brake is standard...
Forum: BMX 11-25-13, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,216
Posted By Evil D
Well, I grew up riding almost nothing but BMX, so...

Well, I grew up riding almost nothing but BMX, so here's my input.

1. Smaller wheels mean lower gyroscopic force, which is the force applied to spinning wheels. This is what helps you stay upright...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 11-21-13, 07:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,067
Posted By Evil D
Steel wool will scratch the chrome that isn't...

Steel wool will scratch the chrome that isn't rusted. This may not be an issue for the head of a quick release that's already covered in rust, but for example if you were removing some weld rust on a...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 11-18-13, 04:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,067
Posted By Evil D
I'm not sure if you guys get into the restoration...

I'm not sure if you guys get into the restoration stuff like some of our BMX cousins, but a lot of guys use oxalic acid or even vinegar baths that will clean the rust off of all of that, without...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 11-14-13, 11:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 686
Posted By Evil D
Oh I totally get everything you're saying. I took...

Oh I totally get everything you're saying. I took a brief interest in BMX racing, so I understand all too well how weight equates to performance. I'm also into drag racing, and weight applies the...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 11-14-13, 08:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 686
Posted By Evil D
Interesting, this sub forum is

I've been riding my entire life, since I was old enough to balance on a bicycle. However, I grew up riding BMX, not road bikes. I put in about 17 hard years riding, where riding was not only my...
Forum: BMX 11-07-13, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,122
Posted By Evil D
"Regular", I'm not entirely sure what a regular...

"Regular", I'm not entirely sure what a regular pedal would describe, since I would lean towards calling a "bmx pedal" a regular pedal, as opposed to the clip in road bike style. The main benefit of...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 11-04-13, 10:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By Evil D
As mentioned you couldn't really go wrong with...

As mentioned you couldn't really go wrong with either, but I'd have drove an hour to get that Nishiki. I have a soft spot for the brand, my first two decent road bikes were Nishiki Prestige's, and...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 11-04-13, 09:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,886
Posted By Evil D
Yeah those are good points about the value of the...

Yeah those are good points about the value of the dollar. Also 6 years is a long time especially in the '80s when things were progressing so quickly. Which do I like better? I'd have to say the...
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