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Old 02-12-17, 09:10 PM
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I've been away from the forum for six years! Who wants to update me?

Call it a bike coma...

Better you just tell me you missed me and show photos of the better bikes I missed.
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Old 02-12-17, 09:17 PM
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Welcome back ! Looks like I joined the same year as you and have about the same number of posts.
My BF usage dropped over the years and I just started back logging in lately, myself.
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Old 02-12-17, 09:26 PM
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People bought, fixed, and rode a lot of bikes.
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Old 02-12-17, 09:29 PM
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...still no definitive answer on best chain lube.
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Old 02-12-17, 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
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...still no definitive answer on best chain lube.
Paraffin wax , - dip the chain in while in a liquid form, let set up- wipe off the excess
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Old 02-12-17, 09:36 PM
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People don't talk about oxalic acid they way they used too.
The "Don't you DARE repaint that bike!!" folks have chilled out.
SunTour BarCons still sell in 5 minutes.
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Old 02-12-17, 09:40 PM
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Old 02-12-17, 09:55 PM
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We still can't determine if the fork is bent or not.
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Schwinn Varsities are still heavy.
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Let's see, what happened while you were gone.. there were some great discussions about why shop mechanics are usually clueless and how much bike shops overcharge for parts when compared to the internet. It was also agreed that vintage bikes are better than new ones, and that carbon bikes are plastic junk. Oh and there were many threads discussing peoples' excitement and anticipation of disc brakes on road bikes.

There were some other discussions too, I'm sure others will chime in.
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Old 02-12-17, 10:03 PM
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This guy wasn't yet conceived. Now he's riding and wrenching on his own bike.



...6 years is a long time. Welcome back.
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Old 02-12-17, 10:55 PM
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80s MTBs have gained traction generally. The drop bar conversion thread is notable.

Less fixed gear.

Early nineties stuff became vintage somehow.

Originally Posted by Ivandarken View Post
Call it a bike coma...

Better you just tell me you missed me and show photos of the better bikes I missed.

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Old 02-12-17, 10:58 PM
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I hope that child isn't mine.. I can't see his face..

I was actually one of those "don't paint it" people..

What are "disc brakes"?!?

..the fork has ALWAYS been bent..

..and the Viscount death fork..
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Paraffin wax , - dip the chain in while in a liquid form, let set up- wipe off the excess
...all your chain are belong to us.
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Old 02-13-17, 12:22 AM
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We've got a Box of Crap.

Was that around 6 years ago?
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Old 02-13-17, 12:32 AM
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Old 02-13-17, 12:36 AM
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We discovered that we are nearly unanimous on the subject of flat tires. No one likes them.
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Gosh, six years ago I had just signed up on BikeForums for the first time!

Since then, I've gone from a total n00b who asks dumb, naive questions to a scaly old veteran who confidently gives authoritative-sounding (yet astoundingly incorrect) answers. It's been a good time.
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There is still occasional warning of the DIRE consequences of disassembling any Sturmey Archer 3-speed hub. You'll likely never get it to work again....and parts for them are like hen's teeth!

Hahahahahahaha!
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Originally Posted by DMC707 View Post
Paraffin wax , - dip the chain in while in a liquid form, let set up- wipe off the excess
Do I remove the chain before or after letting the wax set up? Is the chain supposed to be in a liquid form when I dip it? Should I spray the waxed chain with WD-40 or Windex before riding it?
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Old 02-13-17, 06:50 AM
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Steel isn't so popular, everyone likes carbon bikes now.
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All of the old bikes are six years older now.
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The big majority of the people here are truly Classic, and we are really getting Vintage. Glad you've returned, just don't be one of those back sliders.....

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