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05-15-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,731
Posted By nlerner

With a set of files and lots of time, you can...

With a set of files and lots of time, you can thin those lugs and make it look like that SF Bay Area mystery frame!
05-15-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 556
Posted By nlerner

Mmm, Lardo. ...

Mmm, Lardo.

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05-14-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 556
Posted By nlerner

It was the smell of a burger on the grill.

It was the smell of a burger on the grill.
05-14-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 285
Posted By nlerner

Yeah, TA 3-pin, 116bcd, iirc. I have an earlier...

Yeah, TA 3-pin, 116bcd, iirc. I have an earlier version of those brakes, and they’re decent stoppers.
05-14-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 556
Posted By nlerner

I would have thought that they only sell Beyond...

I would have thought that they only sell Beyond Meat in the greater Portland area.
05-14-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17,236
Views: 1,852,206
Posted By nlerner

Just my standard Merrell Chameleon light hikers....

Just my standard Merrell Chameleon light hikers. I worried that Id feel the pins on the relatively thin soles of those shoes, but not a problem at all. I also have somewhat wide feet, and these are...
05-14-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By nlerner

Buy all three, ride each, keep your favorite, and...

Buy all three, ride each, keep your favorite, and sell the other two.
05-14-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 17,236
Views: 1,852,206
Posted By nlerner

I had a morning appointment across the River and...

I had a morning appointment across the River and then a couple of hours break, so I took the John Clay out for a cruise. This was the first ride both for the Acorn front bag and the OneUp platform...
05-14-21, 03:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By nlerner

Big diff between 100 and 110mm spacing on that...

Big diff between 100 and 110mm spacing on that fork! Standard is 100, so if it’s wider, you need to cold set it back. Shouldn’t have any issue clamping down on a 95mm axle or just add 2mm spacers on...
05-13-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 706
Views: 160,769
Posted By nlerner

It occurs to me that no one else has any of the...

It occurs to me that no one else has any of the bikes that I have because I have them. I must be missing something here.
05-13-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,731
Posted By nlerner

Andy, Id say that finish looks like chrome from...

Andy, Id say that finish looks like chrome from six feet away and maybe even a bit cloudy chrome from 3 feet. I actually sprayed that reflector/cable stop bracket, too, as the original cheap metal...
05-13-21, 05:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By nlerner

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/raleigh26.html

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/raleigh26.html
05-13-21, 04:57 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,731
Posted By nlerner

So I came up with a concept for the $35 low-end...

So I came up with a concept for the $35 low-end Claridge I picked up for this contest. Here are my as-found pics for those who don’t want to scroll back:
...
05-12-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,122
Posted By nlerner

Update to my USPS saga: Received the following...

Update to my USPS saga: Received the following tracking update this morning:...
05-11-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 303
Posted By nlerner

And I thought Portland was already a giant...

And I thought Portland was already a giant never-ending bicycle parts swap meet.
05-11-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,731
Posted By nlerner

Takara was the Zelig of bicycles!

Takara was the Zelig of bicycles!
05-11-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 16,945
Posted By nlerner

Blue bikes in my current fleet: 1971...

Blue bikes in my current fleet:

1971 Gugified Raleigh International
...
05-11-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,731
Posted By nlerner

Andy_K, this Takara ...

Andy_K, this Takara (https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/d/lincoln-nice-1970s-takara-bicycle/7311478287.html)is on Boston-area CL and the ad includes a catalog page I haven't seen before. Seems to...
05-11-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By nlerner

I've encountered cyclocross frames that took 700c...

I've encountered cyclocross frames that took 700c wheels, canti brakes, and had fairly narrow clearance for tires. They usually had high bottom brackets, too, which I wasn't crazy about.
05-10-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By nlerner

Stronglight Impact:...

Stronglight Impact: https://www.xxcycle.com/crankset-stronglight-impact-compact,,en.php
05-10-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 828
Views: 73,460
Posted By nlerner

Had my first flat of the year yesterday on a...

Had my first flat of the year yesterday on a group ride. Very slow, rear tire. Didn't see anything sticking through the tire tread though there were a couple of disturbing small cuts. Installed spare...
05-09-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,731
Posted By nlerner

I commenced with the tear down today. Found the...

I commenced with the tear down today. Found the RD a might gunked up:
...
05-09-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 420
Posted By nlerner

Ask someone else to do it for you (sell on CL or...

Ask someone else to do it for you (sell on CL or eBay) for 50% of the take. I’ve done that for a couple of different locals.
05-09-21, 04:51 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,731
Posted By nlerner

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Here’s the pic you need to recreate, Andy_K.
05-08-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By nlerner

Yeah, two differently sized two-piece triggers: ...

Yeah, two differently sized two-piece triggers:
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05-08-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By nlerner

There’s plenty of Viscount/Lambert history...

There’s plenty of Viscount/Lambert history online. One clue is that this brochure is post the Yamaha takeover, based on the last page. That was in 1978 according to Lambert & Viscount bikes: History...
05-07-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 914
Posted By nlerner

How dare you disrupt the dominant narrative of...

How dare you disrupt the dominant narrative of all the good deals on C&V bikes are no more!

Nice catch!
05-07-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,731
Posted By nlerner

Now that's a skinny tire! It'll be like riding on...

Now that's a skinny tire! It'll be like riding on $3 razor blades.
05-06-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 24,538
Views: 2,949,210
Posted By nlerner

Are those the pedals with plastic bushings...

Are those the pedals with plastic bushings instead of steel bearings? I have a pair of those that have developed a horrible squeak. Awful product.
05-06-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,041
Posted By nlerner

Mark, I was using a cottered BB spindle with a...

Mark, I was using a cottered BB spindle with a dimpled end for that very purpose (I think Sheldon Brown mentioned it, too), but one day on a particularly stubborn cotter, the end of the spindle just...
05-06-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,731
Posted By nlerner

Yeah, and they're 27" wheels, which provides a...

Yeah, and they're 27" wheels, which provides a challenge. I do believe I have a set in the wheel grotto with a really cheap single speed coaster brake hub and with a set of tires that a friend gifted...
05-06-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,731
Posted By nlerner

Possible entry is now in the house, $35 later. I...

Possible entry is now in the house, $35 later. I probably paid too much given that it's a fully steel (rims, bars, stem, frame, chainrings) beast that needs work to make it rideable. Still, perhaps...
05-06-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 826
Posted By nlerner

We can stop anytime. Sure.

We can stop anytime. Sure.
05-06-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,122
Posted By nlerner

Yeah, USPS is still struggling! I'm having a...

Yeah, USPS is still struggling! I'm having a similar experience with a couple of rolls of bar tape. You can see below that I don't even have an update since 10 days ago--yes, this is current USPS...
05-05-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 878
Posted By nlerner

Might be best if that thing just melts in the...

Might be best if that thing just melts in the bath! That frame damage is concerning.
05-05-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,041
Posted By nlerner

That's what I thought. But i should also say that...

That's what I thought. But i should also say that I've destroyed plenty of cotters using the BIkeSmith tool. It provides plenty of force, so much so that the threaded part of a reluctant cotter will...
05-05-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,041
Posted By nlerner

So the pipe stanchion approach is to support your...

So the pipe stanchion approach is to support your BB, right? You still need to whack the cotter with a hammer. That's where all kinds of bad things could happen (I say from experience).
05-05-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By nlerner

That works for me in Safari on an iPad.

That works for me in Safari on an iPad.
05-05-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 811
Posted By nlerner

Commuting this morning in the rain and wearing...

Commuting this morning in the rain and wearing rain pants reminded me of why I bought this pair (from Showers Pass, excellent stuff). The previous ones developed a leak at the crotch seams, and I’d...
05-05-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 494
Posted By nlerner

26.6mm posts were common to Bridgestones of that...

26.6mm posts were common to Bridgestones of that era.
05-05-21, 04:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,887
Posted By nlerner

A couple of years ago I was younger than I am now.

A couple of years ago I was younger than I am now.
05-04-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 831
Posted By nlerner

You clearly meant to say top tube shifters: ...

You clearly meant to say top tube shifters:

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05-04-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By nlerner

I’ve had the Gravel King slick 38mm and the...

I’ve had the Gravel King slick 38mm and the Barlow Pass 38mm tires on the same rims, and the PBs were several mm wider and taller. I switched to 35mm Bon Jon Pass tires and have been extreme happy...
05-04-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By nlerner

Fwiw, if you can find 11-speed Campy brifters,...

Fwiw, if you can find 11-speed Campy brifters, they play perfectly with 9-speed Shimano cassettes/RD.
05-04-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By nlerner

It's been a while since I checked, but the last...

It's been a while since I checked, but the last time I did, the UK sellers (e.g., https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/, where I've bought Veloce 10-speed for around $100 several times) weren't allowed any...
05-04-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,447
Posted By nlerner

+1 for those Challenge tires. I have found they...

+1 for those Challenge tires. I have found they measure between 27-29mm depending on the rim. They can also be a challenge to mount.
05-03-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By nlerner

That's what i use as well. They have a tendency...

That's what i use as well. They have a tendency to slip with cantilever brakes or it can get tight trying to use them if you have a rack mounted, particularly on the front, but there's also the...
05-03-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 17,236
Views: 1,852,206
Posted By nlerner

Wow, between this new acquisition and your Heron...

Wow, between this new acquisition and your Heron seeing plenty of duty, your stable of Italian stallions might be getting a tad miffed.
05-03-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 811
Posted By nlerner

A couple of weekends ago, I was compelled to do...

A couple of weekends ago, I was compelled to do my birthday ride: 61 miles on my 61st birthday. Been doing that at least since I turned 50, and I suppose I'll continue until I can't. I offer the...
05-02-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 163
Posted By nlerner

Yeah, it's why the sidewalls of my commuter bike...

Yeah, it's why the sidewalls of my commuter bike tires all look like crap.
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