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05-05-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By Chuck M

I've had a steel seat post do this because it and...

I've had a steel seat post do this because it and the seat post clamp had been tightened beyond anything it ever needed to be and the post and seat tube were deformed. I can't help but think this...
05-05-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 1,851
Posted By Chuck M

The OP just needs one person to validate his...

The OP just needs one person to validate his idea. This happens on every internet forum for everything. Once someone does this and claims it works, there will be a plethora of what type of...
05-01-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 646
Posted By Chuck M

In the day, my auto shop teacher taught us to...

In the day, my auto shop teacher taught us to pack the wheel bearings as the last step in a brake job. The wheel bearing grease removed all the grime from the brake dust.
05-01-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 489
Posted By Chuck M

I was actually thinking about this the other day....

I was actually thinking about this the other day. When time marches on, we can have lugged steel frame, aluminum and CF sub-forums!
Forum: Foo
04-26-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 499
Posted By Chuck M

I had a 'rona do for a while but bit the bullet...

I had a 'rona do for a while but bit the bullet and got it cut. But I think someone needs to use this time to bring back the Mike Brady perm.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,687
Posted By Chuck M

I wear them to lessen the road buzz from my...

I wear them to lessen the road buzz from my aluminum bike with CF front fork. In the last year I've bought a couple of old steel bikes with cotton bar tape and find I don't need them. Apparently I...
04-26-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,216
Posted By Chuck M

I never raced our toured, but I rode the hell out...

I never raced our toured, but I rode the hell out of my bike in high school. In my little town, I think I was the only person to have a lugged frame, alloy wheels with high flange hubs and quick...
04-25-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,107
Posted By Chuck M

I have a bike with them and no lockout provision....

I have a bike with them and no lockout provision. While the bike is comfortable for the most part, and the gearing would suggest it should climb easily, it kills me to go uphill because everything...
04-25-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 479
Posted By Chuck M

I think these are the things I like about...

I think these are the things I like about survivor condition bikes. Things that got tossed frequently surviving on the bike for 40 years is kind of neat to me.



This makes sense to me. Many old...
04-25-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 479
Posted By Chuck M

Someone I know messaged me about this bike this...

Someone I know messaged me about this bike this afternoon and he too was wondering how the seller determined the vintage. He has messaged the seller for more pictures of the brakes and derailleurs. ...
04-25-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 410
Posted By Chuck M

I'm following this as my neck is not as able to...

I'm following this as my neck is not as able to let me know what is behind me as well. I have a bar end mirror like the one above on my newer bike, but I don't think it would look right on my older...
04-25-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 479
Posted By Chuck M

Hmmm. Makes sense that they would have been...

Hmmm. Makes sense that they would have been around before becoming prevalent in the later '70s.

While the reflectors still seem to date the bike later rather than earlier, I may have to arrange...
04-25-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,473
Posted By Chuck M

+1 My community has an excellent walking,...

+1

My community has an excellent walking, running, cycling path that was installed sometime around 1976 I believe. Our local laws do not to my knowledge require bells or horns on bicycles, but...
04-25-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 479
Posted By Chuck M

When were safety levers introduced?

There is a Peugeot being advertised locally as a 1968. The seller has one poor non drive side picture of what looks to me to be a late '70s entry level bike which I'm fine with. Cottered crank,...
04-25-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 663
Posted By Chuck M

I think that is the coolest post I'll see today.

I think that is the coolest post I'll see today.
04-25-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 585
Views: 154,872
Posted By Chuck M

Here is the Carmel I posted above after a partial...

Here is the Carmel I posted above after a partial overhaul a few weeks ago. My wife wanted it ready to ride so I cleaned and lubed all the bearings and cables, replaced the tires, tubes and rim tape...
04-25-21, 05:05 AM
Replies: 585
Views: 154,872
Posted By Chuck M

If you post the serial in the Asian serial number...

If you post the serial in the Asian serial number thread T-Mar will identify it most likely. The serial number thread is a sticky at the top of the C&V subforum.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-21, 04:54 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,158
Posted By Chuck M

I'm so hard of hearing I don't know if my free...

I'm so hard of hearing I don't know if my free hub makes more noise than my freewheel.
04-24-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,223
Posted By Chuck M

Bad luck and good insurance?

Bad luck and good insurance?
04-17-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,774
Posted By Chuck M

My prime time to run or ride in the summer is...

My prime time to run or ride in the summer is early in the morning when it is still dark. An early morning workout makes me a happier person throughout the day. Waiting until evening even after...
04-15-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,826
Posted By Chuck M

Most of my rides are on county roads where there...

Most of my rides are on county roads where there are not many turns or lane changes. I have a bar end mirror that I check when I'm out there and if there is someone I usually can time my turn so...
04-15-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,084
Posted By Chuck M

Some time back, I had reason to drive a back road...

Some time back, I had reason to drive a back road I and apparently many other riders use according to Strava. I saw the lack of shoulder, the number of rednecks barreling down the road pulling...
04-15-21, 05:28 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,549
Posted By Chuck M

I think this is one thing that would benefit me...

I think this is one thing that would benefit me due to after a couple of hours in the saddle, I do find myself shifting positions quite often. That shifting positions certainly has to be having an...
04-14-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By Chuck M

I'm not right off seeing this problem being...

I'm not right off seeing this problem being caused by damaging it during cleaning. I would first think this is simply an adjustment or installation issue . If so you could possibly experience the...
04-14-21, 05:14 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,549
Posted By Chuck M

When I bought my last bike a couple of years ago...

When I bought my last bike a couple of years ago I was supposed to get a free fit. The day I bought the bike, I rode it home and never took it back as I was happy with the seat height and angle...
04-13-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,223
Posted By Chuck M

11 cars/trucks/vans/SUVs. At least 13 bicycles. ...

11 cars/trucks/vans/SUVs. At least 13 bicycles.

I got married before I could get a motorcycle. Were I to ever have a motorcycle, the tally likely would be 1 car, 6 bikes, 1 motorcycle and 1...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 8,347
Posted By Chuck M

While not specifically horror stories, people...

While not specifically horror stories, people posting pictures of their scratched CF frames asking if they are safe, get so many regurgitated responses that people think their bike is going to fold...
04-11-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,247
Posted By Chuck M

Any specific reason for wanting/needing a dynamo...

Any specific reason for wanting/needing a dynamo light? So many modern lights mount with quick releases and are usb rechargeable that it would eliminate your wiring and theft concerns.
03-29-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By Chuck M

Something else to note, is I found it a good idea...

Something else to note, is I found it a good idea to connect my Garmin account with my Strava account. I like creating routes in Strava better than with Garmin. I "star" the route in Garmin and it...
03-28-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 13,760
Posted By Chuck M

I think people that enjoy steel bikes enjoy steel...

I think people that enjoy steel bikes enjoy steel bikes. And there are some I'm sure enjoy the other European bikes and Japanese bikes. I have a few Japanese bike boom bikes I enjoy working on and...
03-28-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By Chuck M

I have a Garmin Edge 530, a Forerunner 735XT and...

I have a Garmin Edge 530, a Forerunner 735XT and a Vivoactive 3. All three work with my MacBook using the Garmin Express app. They also work well with my iPhone using the Garmin Connect app.
03-28-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,121
Posted By Chuck M

Way to problem solve.

Way to problem solve.
03-27-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,800
Posted By Chuck M

I don't name anything that doesn't breathe or...

I don't name anything that doesn't breathe or have bowel movements.
03-27-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,184
Posted By Chuck M

Scrolling through the thread I was leaning...

Scrolling through the thread I was leaning towards give it a shot. After seeing that last shot, I wish you luck salvaging parts.
03-24-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 833
Posted By Chuck M

I'm glad you are OK. But thinking about it, I...

I'm glad you are OK. But thinking about it, I don't think I can recall a time I ever fishtailed before I turned 50. I'm sure I did, but I guess I realize the seriousness of it more now and how long...
03-21-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 961
Posted By Chuck M

In my area it has been odd. There are still some...

In my area it has been odd. There are still some over-priced bikes listed that will set for a while. Some of them I recognize as bikes I would have bought months ago but were priced too high and...
03-21-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,302
Posted By Chuck M

Mine don't. And that's a fact.

Mine don't. And that's a fact.
03-15-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,742
Posted By Chuck M

I had never used them before but recently bought...

I had never used them before but recently bought an old bike with them and I find I love them. For some reason, when I ride my bike with stem mounted shifters, I reach for the STIs and when I ride...
03-12-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 404,081
Posted By Chuck M

She came in and looked at it tonight and decided...

She came in and looked at it tonight and decided it wasn't as bad as she thought. It was the first time she had looked at it clean. Tomorrow I hope to finish it up and if the thunderstorms don't...
03-08-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 839
Posted By Chuck M

I don’t know that I’ve ever searched a long time...

I don’t know that I’ve ever searched a long time for something. But tonight taking some Bridgestone SCs apart I heard something drop. All I found was something that appears to be a spacer. I’ve spent...
03-07-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 404,081
Posted By Chuck M

I figured the paint all over this saddle would...

I figured the paint all over this saddle would clean up or it wouldn't. Turns out it did so I cleaned the undercarriage and put it back on the bike. Original saddles make me feel warm and fuzzy.
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03-07-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 25,839
Views: 2,620,732
Posted By Chuck M

I worked with my granddaughter on riding without...

I worked with my granddaughter on riding without training wheels today. She has been resistant, but I explained that she has outgrown her bike and the next size up training wheels won't fit. In...
03-06-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 404,081
Posted By Chuck M

Started putting my wife’s Bridgestone back...

Started putting my wife’s Bridgestone back together today. Now she wants Creole food more than a bike so we are waiting on a table.
...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-06-21, 04:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,193
Posted By Chuck M

I've worked for a company for over 36 years...

I've worked for a company for over 36 years making PVC pipe, fittings and glue. I think a bike frame from PVC pipe would work as well as a fart in a phone booth.
03-05-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 61,477
Views: 9,273,053
Posted By Chuck M

Wichita area $100 ...

Wichita area $100

https://wichita.craigslist.org/bik/d/wichita-centurion-lemans-rs-road-bike/7283896473.html

https://images.craigslist.org/00e0e_1VQBv7wqXPAz_0t20CI_1200x900.jpg
Forum: Introductions
03-05-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By Chuck M

Welcome to BF. Speaking of Dutch, I recently...

Welcome to BF. Speaking of Dutch, I recently acquired an early 70s Gazelle that has led me to do a lot of googling of Dutch bikes. Thankfully google can translate for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,196
Posted By Chuck M

You're right. Garmin Express. It is always...

You're right. Garmin Express. It is always solid with no issues. I rely on the Garmin Connect app on my phone because it is easier to synch so I don't have to take off the watch. But I prefer to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,196
Posted By Chuck M

On my Mac it is pretty solid. On iOS it has been...

On my Mac it is pretty solid. On iOS it has been a bit of a stumble at times.



There is a Garmin Connect app for the Mac too and I would assume for the PC as well.

And if I were to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,196
Posted By Chuck M

Garmin seems to make good hardware, but...

Garmin seems to make good hardware, but apparently the software people screw up hard. And that goes for device firmware and the Garmin Connect software that is used for synching. One other thing I...
03-02-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,191
Posted By Chuck M

I like working on my bikes. I will do whatever I...

I like working on my bikes. I will do whatever I can. But I know the time is coming on my Trek that I will probably have to pay the man. Maybe not so much because of the time or skills required,...
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