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Old 03-26-23, 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by bulgie View Post
Plus it makes metal filings stick to the balls, and they're next to impossible to wipe off unless you demagnetize them.

I have several magnetic parts trays, but I would never use them for bearings. I hate metal slivers in my balls!!

Who's this Bulgur guy?
No idea, cousin, alter ego?

And the tiny filings are impossible to see so....
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Old 03-27-23, 08:53 AM
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Today the sun is out and I will get a good spin, but that's not what I'm posting about. I was a very happy camper I did two sales in one day.

First was the Astra, an add was posted to Craigslist got a reply in less than an hour, then sold 30 minutes later. Tour de Belgeque a tank by any means. Sold with no pictures non the less. I think the wing nut hubs sealed the deal.

Then later in the afternoon the (semi) affordable Pinarello sold to a guy that was focused on riding to Whidbey Island. The bike is/was two sizes small but he had to have it. He already has plans to sell before he paid even. This bike had a big number of hits to the add from here to a guy in Florida (actually two different people from FLA) wanted. Two people were trying to buy on the same day, one from Vancouver BC. Two people from Portland inquiried, one of which is a BF member.
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Old 03-27-23, 07:10 PM
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I meant to post this yesterday but stuff happened. What I did (yesterday) was sneak off to a bike stuff swap meet put on by the Portland Community Cycling Center. It was held at an empty space (formerly a Marshall's) in the Lloyd Center mall. The CCC had some C&V parts out, some of which I found drool-worthy. On the other hand, I already have projects in the queue and an overwhelming task at work so I'm not taking on anything new.

One vendor (not CCC) had several pairs of 180mm and 185mm crankarms for sale. It was fun to commiserate with a crowd of six-foot-plus riders about the current availability of long cranks. My knees no longer like long crankarms so I've "shortened" to 175mm on most of my bikes.

Here's what they had in terms of frames. That Nishiki Linear TT bike looks like a back breaker, and the "Merckx" frame is questionable with that fork-mounted light bracket. The Supergo mountain bike frame included the Hite-Rite.

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The Southern Hemispere racing season having recently concluded I took this semi-classic out for almost four leisurely hours today, its first ride in several months and after a recent stem swap, left Ergopower rebuild and pedal service. The stem slipped a shade, the right Ergopower was stiff and the 9-speed 39x28 low was a little high at times. It was great.
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No riding today, we had a brief torrential downpour, which was more than the drizzle-to-steady-rain which was forecast for a few hours this afternoon. Frankly, I'm glad I didn't ride, I just wasn't having it today. Lots of wrenching lately. Today I got a set of what appear to be possibly NOS Sunshine QR skewers in the mail, cleaned them up, then affixed the wheels to the Miyata 610 with them. I had a mismatched pair of Campy/Shimano which I've been using for a long time, and I've been trying to get this bike all-Suntour. With the exception of the ancient American Classic hubs, I've succeeded. Just day before yesterday, I got a new-to-me SR Royal post and swapped it for the Shimano XTR post which has been in the Miyata since 2012.
That XTR post brings me to the Breezer.
I have a friend who sold/traded me an early 90s Breezer Lightning (XTR?) which I'm working on fixing up. It takes a 1" steerer tube fork, but I know that's hard to put a date on it. It has a 1995 Judy XC, which has been cared for by the previous owner, as it's got a not-blown damper cartridge and a set of springs inside, instead of the old elastomers. This bike is a USER, but I'm still going to do some sprucing up. That fork, which may or may not be original, is getting a new CNCd brace like the V-brake style on the Spez FSX. I have a set of Magura HS-33 Race Lines which I'm going to stick on this bike then I'll take it riding. Currently it's rolling on a set of Sachs Quarz hubs with a blown out freehub body bearing, so those are going. It's getting a set of NOS XT M730 hubs front and rear which will be laced to Rhyno Lites. Not sure what to do for tires, since this harkens from the days when 2.1 was wide, and 1.95 was just about standard. I may be duty bound to go with a Dart/Smoke combo, but I'd like to find something else that can fit in that rear triangle. I haven't shopped for 26" MTB tires in over a decade, and it looks like most of what is available is over 2" wide. We'll see.
Aside from those bikes, I've been tinkering around with my pair of Raleigh Twenties (does a pair of Raleigh Twenties/Twentys make a single Raleigh Forty? A Twenty Squared?) The Missus really likes hers, so I set it up with a new stem extension, ShockStop stem, riser bar, levers, ESI grips, and all new cables. Funny that she sat on it with the new saddle I got to use to fart around town on it and now it's hers. The saddle is a Brooks Cambium C67 and somehow it's just right for her, even though it's as hard as a rock. They really have the Cambium line locked down just right, I love my C19. I just wish they'd make a C19 with springs, in the spirit of the old Conquest (which I also have on my Univega.)
The only other C&V thing I've been nattering about is my 1972 Mercedes Benz 220D, which I need to get rid of, just to reclaim my garage. Sad times, but she has to go.
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Primed this today.

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I had many plans for today but decided to rest and do nothing.
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