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Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-25-16, 05:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 575
Posted By old's'cool
...I've wondered about this, but never saw...

...I've wondered about this, but never saw specific advice like this before.
I ride predominantly in the drops, and am prepared to grab the brakes in an emergency.
But ironically, I do most of my...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-21-16, 05:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 463
Posted By old's'cool
That kid and his bike are ultra-cool, and he...

That kid and his bike are ultra-cool, and he seems to know it! :thumb:
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-20-16, 07:34 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,740
Posted By old's'cool
This  and this are good info....

This



and this


are good info. :thumb:
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-15-16, 05:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 461
Posted By old's'cool
FWIW I have a Mk I short cage currently running a...

FWIW I have a Mk I short cage currently running a 13-28 freewheel with 36-49-52 triple in front, no issues.
It will wrap from big-big (if I get there inadvertently) to 36/23, which is the smallest...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-08-16, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By old's'cool
FWIW, my experience with 5 vintage triple...

FWIW, my experience with 5 vintage triple conversions so far is that 0/5 have required any change to the spindle or BB.
Depending on the original front derailleur, a triple-compatible FD might be...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-06-16, 07:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,055
Posted By old's'cool
My 85 Ross Gran Tour, my mainstay commuter for...

My 85 Ross Gran Tour, my mainstay commuter for when the weather is damp or threatens to be.

Significant mods include Shimano 600/Ultegra/Uniglide drivetrain, featuring Ultegra SIS barends; Sugino...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-06-16, 05:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 966
Posted By old's'cool
...and what a slippery slope from there!...

...and what a slippery slope from there! :twitchy: :innocent:
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-06-16, 05:46 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 40,871
Posted By old's'cool
Now ain't that a down-to-earth celebrity photo!...

Now ain't that a down-to-earth celebrity photo! :love:
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-05-16, 06:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,484
Posted By old's'cool
:thumb: No disagreement with any of that, but...

:thumb:
No disagreement with any of that, but it doesn't negate my premise. :beer:

Yes, standards do evolve, but apparently there's enough of a remaining population of diehard curmudgeons the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-05-16, 06:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,261
Posted By old's'cool
I would never lose sleep over such issues that...

I would never lose sleep over such issues that are easily remedied, when such a good and practical bike is the subject. May you long enjoy it!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-05-16, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By old's'cool
Maybe the one with loose balls (pardon the...

Maybe the one with loose balls (pardon the expression!) was serviced by a conscientious mechanic, who replaced the cage assembly th the loose BBs.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-05-16, 06:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 658
Posted By old's'cool
...Never mind the rider! :innocent:

...Never mind the rider! :innocent:
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-05-16, 05:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,484
Posted By old's'cool
The business model, both for competition and...

The business model, both for competition and consumer products, is tilting ever toward less serviceability and forward/backward compatibility, and consequently more frequent replacement, be it due to...
Forum: Commuting 07-05-16, 05:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,774
Posted By old's'cool
If you want to know what's in my bag, do a search...

If you want to know what's in my bag, do a search (the Forum, not my shorts! :eek:)
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-02-16, 06:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 635
Posted By old's'cool
I will definitely jump in as soon as I have time...

I will definitely jump in as soon as I have time to go through my stuff. Will photos be supported, so that one can put stuff up that isn't necessarily 100% identified?
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-01-16, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 304
Posted By old's'cool
Yeah but, that doesn't answer my question... ;)

Yeah but, that doesn't answer my question... ;)
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-01-16, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By old's'cool
Can we take that as a challenge?... :crash: ;)

Can we take that as a challenge?... :crash: ;)
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-30-16, 07:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 304
Posted By old's'cool
Interesting... how did you make sure you did not...

Interesting... how did you make sure you did not exceed the heat treat temperature of the aluminum? :eek:
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-28-16, 09:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 635
Posted By old's'cool
Do it! I'l be all over it.... with surplus...

Do it!
I'l be all over it.... with surplus parts as well as needs/wants :thumb:
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-28-16, 08:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 635
Posted By old's'cool
Maybe we Suntour enthusiasts/hoarders should be...

Maybe we Suntour enthusiasts/hoarders should be starting start a mix/match/swap thread... :innocent:
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-27-16, 11:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By old's'cool
So he got about of a second of riding out of it...

So he got about of a second of riding out of it before it went down like a house of cards? :lol:
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-27-16, 11:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 481
Posted By old's'cool
I'd only feel safe riding that with a steel...

I'd only feel safe riding that with a steel seatpost... with an alloy seatpost I'd never be sure...:eek::cry:
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-27-16, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By old's'cool
What's wrong with it?... Worn cogs? - can be...

What's wrong with it?... Worn cogs? - can be replaced... sticking or slipping freewheel? - body can be overhauled or replaced.
...Just sayin' ;)
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-25-16, 11:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 595
Posted By old's'cool
Oh, the VW engineers knew what they were doing...

Oh, the VW engineers knew what they were doing all right... they just happened to choose an unethical objective. :rolleyes:
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-25-16, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 422
Posted By old's'cool
From a strictly stress-strain point of view,...

From a strictly stress-strain point of view, thinner spokes will tend to undergo lower amplitude stress cycles as the wheel rotates, goes over bumps, and the axle loads (bike plus rider plus payload)...
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