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05-05-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 1,852
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, 07:18 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!
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-21, 04:54 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,159
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.
04-17-21, 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: 1,828
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 8,348
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...
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, 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.
03-21-21, 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: 6,743
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: 404,088
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...
03-07-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 25,839
Views: 2,620,752
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: 404,088
Posted By Chuck M

Started putting my wifeís Bridgestone back...

Started putting my wifeís 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.
03-02-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,408
Posted By Chuck M

I did not watch the video, but I will say that in...

I did not watch the video, but I will say that in my state it is actually legal for a cyclist to go through a red light or stop sign if it is apparent the intersection is clear. In my particular...
03-01-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,020
Posted By Chuck M

I don't know that this a rule, but experience has...

I don't know that this a rule, but experience has certainly taught me that I'm not 17 any longer. The high speed cornering was only exhilarating up to the point that I realized I don't heal as...
02-28-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 7,591
Posted By Chuck M

I see what you did there.

I see what you did there.
02-28-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 7,591
Posted By Chuck M

I've never done a group ride in my life. And I'm...

I've never done a group ride in my life. And I'm old so I've had plenty of opportunity. But I don't know that I would enjoy it. I've had profound hearing loss for over 40 years. That combined...
02-27-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 404,088
Posted By Chuck M

I picked up a mixte for my wife last week. She...

I picked up a mixte for my wife last week. She doesn't appreciate the 39 year old brown paint job as much as me. If it is the difference between her liking the bike enough to ride with me once in a...
02-21-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,359
Posted By Chuck M

Is the shop you took it to for this service an...

Is the shop you took it to for this service an authorized Trek dealer? If it is, do as suggested and contact Trek customer service.
02-21-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,202
Posted By Chuck M

I do both, cycling and running. But neither in a...

I do both, cycling and running. But neither in a competitive or boundary pushing way. I do two half marathons a year with a mentoring program for youth. In the offseason, I like to get out on the...
02-20-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 585
Views: 154,872
Posted By Chuck M

I picked up this Carmel mixte today for my wife. ...

I picked up this Carmel mixte today for my wife. Nothing fancy, but it will serve her well. T-mar decoded the serial as an '83.
...
02-14-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,361
Posted By Chuck M

Something that came with the Takara I bought back...

Something that came with the Takara I bought back late last summer is a brochure from the early 80s. I scanned it sometime back and posted it elsewhere but the scan quality wasn't good enough to read...
02-14-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,422
Posted By Chuck M

Even if it could be determined what is vintage,...

Even if it could be determined what is vintage, it would change every year.

What is classic is the question that will be harder to answer.
02-13-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,361
Posted By Chuck M

Picked up another Takara this morning. It is a...

Picked up another Takara this morning. It is a Grand Touring and in as good of condition as the Deluxe 12 I posted above. While the Deluxe 12 is a little small, this one is a little big, but...
02-10-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 61,477
Views: 9,273,132
Posted By Chuck M

Try not clicking on the link and you will be fine.

Try not clicking on the link and you will be fine.
02-06-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,232
Posted By Chuck M

I made a locknut removal tool by notching a 3/8...

I made a locknut removal tool by notching a 3/8 pipe nipple when I took apart an Bendix yellow band recently. I didn't feel good about trying to properly adjust and tighten it when going back...
02-06-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,216
Posted By Chuck M

Ditto, but I'll take a nice red wine here and...

Ditto, but I'll take a nice red wine here and there as well.
02-06-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 20,278
Views: 3,423,289
Posted By Chuck M

Pandemic pricing still in full effect... ...

Pandemic pricing still in full effect...


https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/145623433919924/?ref=browse_tab&referral_code=undefined...
02-03-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 404,088
Posted By Chuck M

I couldn't get the old spokes on this 54 year old...

I couldn't get the old spokes on this 54 year old wheel to look as good as the hub and rim, so new stainless spoke were installed tonight. Tomorrow, the rear wheel gets the same treatment.

...
02-02-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,955
Posted By Chuck M

Takara was right there in the bike boom. I have...

Takara was right there in the bike boom. I have more money in this thing than it will ever be worth, but for nostalgia purposes, it is worth more than I have in it.
...
01-31-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,930
Posted By Chuck M

Were this closer to me, my wife would be as mad...

Were this closer to me, my wife would be as mad at the OP as she would be at me.
01-31-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 885
Posted By Chuck M

I'm going out on a limb that the OP didn't paint...

I'm going out on a limb that the OP didn't paint this. If he did, my apologies but that looks like my dad painted it. And dad once painted an Impala with rattle cans.
01-12-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 20,278
Views: 3,423,289
Posted By Chuck M

Custom painted bike ...

Custom painted bike

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/682849312406827/?ref=browse_tab&referral_code=undefined

...
Forum: Commuting
01-08-21, 11:30 PM
Replies: 1,400
Views: 230,671
Posted By Chuck M

Years ago at work, the coffee makers were in the...

Years ago at work, the coffee makers were in the smoking break room. When the coffee grounds and ashtrays were dumped in the trash, it smelled like my grandmother's kitchen trash and always invoked...
12-31-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 22,517
Posted By Chuck M

I'm not a fan of handlebar mustaches either.

I'm not a fan of handlebar mustaches either.
12-31-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,180
Posted By Chuck M

For a very short time I found it interesting to...

For a very short time I found it interesting to look at the segments after a run or ride to see if there were any people I know running or riding in areas I frequent. When I got a Garmin Edge, I...
12-30-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 22,517
Posted By Chuck M

I have no idea what I'm talking about, but my...

I have no idea what I'm talking about, but my wife has a bunch of letters behind her name on business cards that suggests she does. If I understand her correctly, it is only a disorder if it...
12-29-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,809
Posted By Chuck M

We somehow wound up with a huge bottle of dark...

We somehow wound up with a huge bottle of dark rum we didnít drink. One Christmas we decided to put some in eggnog. We drank a lot of eggnog that season.
12-29-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 22,517
Posted By Chuck M

I think most C&V readers now would be bothered...

I think most C&V readers now would be bothered now, but apparently when I was a kid it bothered me more than most people to turn drop bars upward. Everyone I saw with a "10 speed" or "racing bike"...
12-27-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,809
Posted By Chuck M

All of the above. Depends on what and where I...

All of the above. Depends on what and where I plan to ride that day. On the hottest, most humid Oklahoma summer days if I plan to ride where there are no options to refill my water bottles, I will...
12-26-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 25,839
Views: 2,620,752
Posted By Chuck M

70 degrees on the day after Christmas so I had to...

70 degrees on the day after Christmas so I had to make time to enjoy some steel on a local walking, running, biking trail.

...
12-25-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,766
Posted By Chuck M

The Cat Eyes off a Takara I picked up this...

The Cat Eyes off a Takara I picked up this summer. Nothing spectacular except that they all survived 40 years without being damaged or removed.
...
Forum: Foo
12-19-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,766
Posted By Chuck M

This is Jack. He is supposed to be my wife's...

This is Jack. He is supposed to be my wife's dog, but he doesn't know that and hangs out with me as much as he can. His age and lack off opposable thumbs leaves him lacking as a tool partner, but...
11-17-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,444
Posted By Chuck M

Over 30 years ago I tossed a bike I neglected on...

Over 30 years ago I tossed a bike I neglected on top of a junk pile. I later somehow found one like it in worse shape on facebook marketplace but didn't pull the trigger on it. I regretted that as...
11-17-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 506
Views: 75,609
Posted By Chuck M

This was on an old bike I got this summer. Fay's...

This was on an old bike I got this summer. Fay's Bicycle Shop Tulsa Oklahoma. Searching the Tulsa area craigslist ads, I see a lot of these Fay's labels on bikes.
While I wasn't planning on...
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