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06-17-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,412
Posted By ksryder

Mrs. Krabappel and Principal Skinner were in the...

Mrs. Krabappel and Principal Skinner were in the closet making babies and I saw one of the babies and the baby looked at me!
06-15-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,429
Posted By tkamd73

Sorry, but old cars were not more reliable. Tim

Sorry, but old cars were not more reliable.
Tim
06-12-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,412
Posted By livedarklions

I was driving my car the other day and passed a...

I was driving my car the other day and passed a really fast cyclist. Boy, did I embarrass him.
06-09-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 403
Posted By Eric F

This ^^^

This ^^^
06-09-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 403
Posted By well biked

Cleat's on backwards, turn it around with the...

Cleat's on backwards, turn it around with the point of the cleat facing forward.
06-08-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 646
Posted By HillRider

I would make a good bet on two things: 1) the...

I would make a good bet on two things: 1) the chain came with a quick link like all KMC chains and 2) the quick link was installed incorrectly.
06-08-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,532
Posted By Trakhak

The oscillation of the wheel is all but...

The oscillation of the wheel is all but meaningless, as Clyde Clydeson noted above. Almost all bike wheels will oscillate at higher speeds when the bike is on a bike stand or otherwise off the...
06-07-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,818
Posted By Eric F

Actually, no it didn't. In the test of the CF...

Actually, no it didn't. In the test of the CF frame, you could hear popping noises that got increasingly frequent until the moment of complete failure. That's the popping of individual CF strands in...
06-03-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,160
Posted By Milton Keynes

It's called voting with your dollar. If you...

It's called voting with your dollar. If you don't like what a business is doing, you don't have to support them with your business and instead can support a more bike-friendly business by spending...
05-28-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,533
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Clyde: Absolutely correct, IMO. The tire...

Clyde: Absolutely correct, IMO.

The tire change gets credit for about 70% of the comfort improvement. The Redshift seat post 30%. I also bought and installed a Redshift stem with the elastomer...
04-29-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 541
Posted By JohnDThompson

Another reason to use mudguards! :)

Another reason to use mudguards! :)
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By Dolanarc1

Not sure if this comment makes these bikes more...

Not sure if this comment makes these bikes more valuable,

Won my very first bike race on one, :)
04-15-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 870
Posted By livedarklions

Who's that? He doesn't appear in any record books.

Who's that? He doesn't appear in any record books.
04-12-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 8,225
Posted By tomato coupe

You don't want to hurt their feelings? The whole...

You don't want to hurt their feelings? The whole point of cycling is to crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women.
04-12-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By Iride01

You can do any of those things that make you...

You can do any of those things that make you comfortable. I wouldn't even bother trying to sand it smooth. I'd just put it on and use it until it gives me a real reason to not use it.

If it lasts...
04-09-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,481
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Lafonda rides recumbent.

Lafonda rides recumbent.
04-08-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 943
Posted By JohnDThompson

That can tell you that something is not right,...

That can tell you that something is not right, but not whether it is the frame or fork or something else.
04-03-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,701
Posted By wgscott

Shouldn't this be in the Mountain Bikes subforum?

Shouldn't this be in the Mountain Bikes subforum?
03-29-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,664
Posted By cyccommute

I’ve done this conversion on many bikes from many...

I’ve done this conversion on many bikes from many different eras. My personal bikes have been Specialized for many years and I don’t recall ever having any issues with doing the conversion. I don’t...
03-26-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,266
Posted By 63rickert

Bikes don’t turn handlebars all that much. Small...

Bikes don’t turn handlebars all that much. Small movement has big effect. Twitchiness or quick handling is exactly big responses happening from small inputs. If you were moving the handlebars and...
03-25-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 961
Posted By starkmojo

Another piece of advice- with the shortage of...

Another piece of advice- with the shortage of bikes if you find a bike you like and fits be ready to move on it right away. Especially if you get one for $300.
03-25-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,869
Posted By unterhausen

The pics show a severely bent fork. It looks...

The pics show a severely bent fork. It looks like the frame isn't bent. You can get a replacement fork. I wouldn't ride on that one. The way it's built means that it will probably break if someone...
03-24-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,869
Posted By Iride01

If the gallery you uploaded the pic's to wasn't...

If the gallery you uploaded the pic's to wasn't on BF then you need to share that location with us. Your profile doesn't indicate that you've created an album.
03-21-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,921
Posted By Goodwillguy

I realize this is a very old thread, but I just...

I realize this is a very old thread, but I just wanted to thank you for this very correct piece of advice. Running the cable over the tab seems completely opposite of how it should work, but after...
03-16-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,352
Posted By machinist42

Put A Cork In It

Fill a basin large enough to accommodate the handlebars with a strong solution of Lye, NaOH, Sodium Hydroxide.

Immerse bars, which should promptly dissolve.

Rinse off cork before using, but it...
03-16-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By 70sSanO

Did you remove the washer between the bolt and...

Did you remove the washer between the bolt and the arm?

John
03-16-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,352
Posted By iab

Cut off about 3 inches of the bars.

Cut off about 3 inches of the bars.
03-16-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,352
Posted By Soody

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03-15-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,732
Posted By Koyote

There is no such thing as a "beginners bike," but...

There is no such thing as a "beginners bike," but there are beginner cyclists.

Go on whichever ride the cycling club folks suggest, and see how you do. If you belong in a different group, it'll...
03-15-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,732
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

find a new club

find a new club
Forum: Touring
03-09-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,975
Posted By fishboat

...downtime while touring..what downtime while...

...downtime while touring..what downtime while touring?
03-07-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,071
Posted By Bad Lag

Het Volk, your saddle is not "neutral", it has a...

Het Volk, your saddle is not "neutral", it has a distinct downward tilt.

Mine has an ever so slight upward tilt. The angle evolved over decades of use and tweaking for comfort.

One reason I...
Forum: Foo
03-02-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,462
Posted By TakingMyTime

Back when I was in my early 20's and drinking...

Back when I was in my early 20's and drinking more than I should I decided one New Years eve that I wouldn't drink for the month of January. Back then that was a huge deal. I continued doing that...
Forum: Foo
03-02-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,462
Posted By Hondo Gravel

Good BP this morning. Didn’t drink yesterday so...

Good BP this morning. Didn’t drink yesterday so there must be a correlation. Curtail beer maintain good BP or party too much have a stroke and die prematurely? Hard decision :lol: I think I’m going...
02-23-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 683
Posted By veganbikes

Awesome, great. Thanks see ya. You literally came...

Awesome, great. Thanks see ya. You literally came here and posted a letter and some numbers with no other information and expect us to pull a bike out of our behinds? What were you expecting? Zero...
02-12-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By dsbrantjr

Or use this calculator which allows you to do a...

Or use this calculator which allows you to do a side-by-side comparison of two drivetrains: https://www.kstoerz.com/gearcalc/compare/
Forum: Foo
02-10-21, 10:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,025
Posted By wgscott

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02-09-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 878
Posted By Bigbus

I'm sure they do to. I was being sarcastic in my...

I'm sure they do to. I was being sarcastic in my last reply. But thanks for confirming my thoughts.
02-09-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 717
Posted By mitchmellow62

Some folks wrap drop bars from the top down to...

Some folks wrap drop bars from the top down to eliminate the need for any tape at all. The wrap is started by wrapping over itself enough to secure it. If I understand the moloko bars correctly, it...
02-06-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,282
Posted By sweeks

Here is the missing part! :D ...

Here is the missing part! :D

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From the Escher Cycle Werks. ;-)
02-05-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By Shimagnolo

That is to stop the chain from jamming between...

That is to stop the chain from jamming between the crank arm and chainring, in the event the chain falls off the outside.
02-05-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By cxwrench

Those are shift pins. You should be looking at...

Those are shift pins. You should be looking at them from the other side of the ring. They help the chain move up from the small ring to the big ring. Notice how they are basically in 2 sets, one on...
02-05-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 863
Posted By 70sSanO

I think the forks were originally designed for...

I think the forks were originally designed for Walnart so when the fork is installed backwards the bike will still stop.

John
Forum: Foo
01-31-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,025
Posted By majmt

It was hard enough to get Rover to sit still for...

It was hard enough to get Rover to sit still for a portrait and then he had to go and stick out his tongue like a 3rd grader.
...
01-31-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,648
Posted By _ForceD_

Letter to the editor — The “wave of death”

Saw this on the opinion page in yesterday’s local paper. I’ve been wanting to say the same thing for years.

Dan
Forum: Foo
01-31-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,025
Posted By Deal4Fuji

Jazz with her Christmas present ...

Jazz with her Christmas present
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01-21-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,251
Posted By drlogik

I'm with Veganbikes on this. I wouldn't risk...

I'm with Veganbikes on this. I wouldn't risk life or limb on a frame repair for a major frame compromise like that. It isn't worth it. A catastrophic frame break at the wrong time is not something...
01-21-21, 05:21 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,850
Posted By indyfabz

You need a bigger boat. :D

You need a bigger boat. :D
01-18-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 569
Posted By dedhed

https://porkchopbmx.com/nos-dia-compe-983-70-bicyc...

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Small Parts Service Parts for Dia Compe Gran Compe Superbe Calipers Royal Gran Compe...
01-15-21, 11:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,320
Posted By cubewheels

If the fork was turned to the side and placed...

If the fork was turned to the side and placed diagonally, it would have fit inside the box. Not the least surprising if it came from China with underpaid workers under very tight deadlines!
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