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Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-05-16, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 596
Posted By CrankyFranky
I feel for you - I've experienced enforced...

I feel for you - I've experienced enforced downtime during riding season a few years back for a popped achilles that took forever to heal well enough to return to an upright position. And it's too...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-28-16, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By CrankyFranky
Conformal coating solution for slowing down brake hood stickyness/failure?

Hi all,
I've got a pair of sticky black rubber brake hoods circa 1986. Replacement hoods don't appear to be available for the Shimano SR-6200 aero levers, at least not that I can find. I want to...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-27-16, 07:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,933
Posted By CrankyFranky
The result sounds pretty darned endouraging. ...

The result sounds pretty darned endouraging. Makes me wish my bad knees had such a simple-sounding fix. Not to be, though.

Happy recovery! Don't push it.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-10-16, 07:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 693
Posted By CrankyFranky
Heck Ron - It must drive you nuts to be laid up...

Heck Ron - It must drive you nuts to be laid up just when you're getting fit again and the weather is nice. Here's hoping it heals quickly!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-02-16, 07:14 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 10,247
Posted By CrankyFranky
Very late to the party. I'm completely...

Very late to the party. I'm completely gobsmacked. Chapeau!

ps Your solution to the pedal cage restoration blew my mind!
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-01-16, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,726
Posted By CrankyFranky
Looks like a steel-clawed bear tried to claw the...

Looks like a steel-clawed bear tried to claw the tire off. Careful fine file and treat with sandpaper as above. Nice and easy, don't try to make the scratches completely disappear. Try not to alter...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-01-16, 02:52 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,567
Posted By CrankyFranky
I would just like to say this: I inhabit his...

I would just like to say this:

I inhabit his sub simply because most of the time I would not end up feeling insulted or have someone dismissing my views when I expressed them - and I've had that...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-01-16, 02:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,090
Posted By CrankyFranky
The wonderful gesture of his family's suggestion...

The wonderful gesture of his family's suggestion for donating a bike to a child or one in need shows what a positive impact his life made on his family. It's really touching.

He always impressed...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-01-16, 01:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,289
Posted By CrankyFranky
Sounds as if you've got another lots of time for...

Sounds as if you've got another lots of time for doing stuff you've put off before you need to worry about what to do next! Hope your dad heals quickly and well.

Careful with the stumps - I made...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-01-16, 12:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 938
Posted By CrankyFranky
Sorry to hear that Tom. For me, those early Campy...

Sorry to hear that Tom. For me, those early Campy road pedals which seem to have been designed for small feet didn't help me make the right shoe choice. Both my bikes from the 70's and 80's had 'em...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 04-27-16, 08:39 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,567
Posted By CrankyFranky
+1. Even the lowly New Haven brewery of yore used...

+1. Even the lowly New Haven brewery of yore used to put out a decent Bock. I can almost taste it now!

See, everything is back to normal now.
ps Could it actually be that there is a more...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-27-16, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,087
Posted By CrankyFranky
So... the answer is... lower limit screw. Looked...

So... the answer is... lower limit screw. Looked as if it was perfectly aligned but as FB in NY said, needed a bit of tweaking. Works fine in SIS now. But in friction, not so much - still won't hold,...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-27-16, 04:02 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,220
Posted By CrankyFranky
Chapeau!

Chapeau!
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-23-16, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,087
Posted By CrankyFranky
Thanks for the info guys - my impression is that...

Thanks for the info guys - my impression is that it mainly doesn't hold in the lowest gear (ditto with friction mode), so I'll definitely futz with the lower limit. I'm not sure frame flex is a...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-23-16, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,087
Posted By CrankyFranky
SIS RD lever appears not to hold selected low gear when I put power into pedals.

I normally ride friction shifters on old steel for shorter rides. I purchased a nice 86 Tange#1 complete bike (in VG original condition) recently so I could have an alternate commuter when the other...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-20-16, 06:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,303
Posted By CrankyFranky
IMHO in this case, the color of pedals rates as a...

IMHO in this case, the color of pedals rates as a "first world problem". Ride and fuggetaboutit.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 04-13-16, 04:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,356
Posted By CrankyFranky
That'll be -1 Fred point. Goes against your...

That'll be -1 Fred point. Goes against your record.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 04-12-16, 06:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 787
Posted By CrankyFranky
Welcome, friend! You might have bitten off a bit...

Welcome, friend! You might have bitten off a bit too much distance at first. Easy does it - I remember that when I started (way back when), I did maybe five miles for the first two weeks of daily...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-02-16, 03:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,626
Posted By CrankyFranky
Sorry - you asked for opinions on housing, tape....

Sorry - you asked for opinions on housing, tape. My vote would be white for both. Sets off the chrome imho.

I hope that the tubular wheels shape up. The non-bead Fiamme clinchers for me were...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-02-16, 01:15 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,626
Posted By CrankyFranky
Looking mighty nice! My '72 Atala Record Pro is...

Looking mighty nice! My '72 Atala Record Pro is clearly the poor cousin of your Botty, only mine has a nicely chromed Italian fastback seat cluster too, and NR stuff except for the Tipos. I've...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-30-16, 07:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 872
Posted By CrankyFranky
Beautiful!

Beautiful!
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-29-16, 04:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,118
Posted By CrankyFranky
:thumb:Yes sir, good for you!

:thumb:Yes sir, good for you!
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-24-16, 04:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,028
Posted By CrankyFranky
Must be interesting setting off from a dead stop...

Must be interesting setting off from a dead stop unassisted.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-15-16, 05:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,561
Posted By CrankyFranky
Yikes! That's a tall Cannondale!

Yikes! That's a tall Cannondale!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-15-16, 04:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,145
Posted By CrankyFranky
I prefer them to be quiet. We used the Phil...

I prefer them to be quiet. We used the Phil injector tool to put grease into freewheels without a hassle and that would shut them up nicely, and I still have my Phil tool. To alert riders and...
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