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10-17-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 350
Posted By SurferRosa

Box Cab ftw! :love:

Box Cab ftw!

:love:
10-15-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 266
Posted By SurferRosa

That's what I use now, the 2mm microfiber...

That's what I use now, the 2mm microfiber "Classic." It's usually shipped under $23 from eBay.

It's pretty easy to wrap over the white label showing on one side of the tape, except for the...
10-14-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 439
Posted By SurferRosa

Aluminum rims? Maybe. Steel rims? No. ...

Aluminum rims? Maybe.

Steel rims? No.

At least one pedal is missing its dust cap. Cottered crank, stamped drops and probably French thread.
10-14-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 384
Posted By SurferRosa

I use Sapim Race spokes. I usually find the...

I use Sapim Race spokes.

I usually find the ERD of my rims online. It's probably dumb, but I still don't know how to accurately measure ERD.

I follow these instructions to measure my hubs:
...
Forum: Foo
10-14-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 368
Posted By SurferRosa

​​​​ I was convinced he had a profound...

​​​​
I was convinced he had a profound experience. I think that's pretty cool.
10-14-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 517
Posted By SurferRosa

If you buy a Sunrace, try to get one of the...

If you buy a Sunrace, try to get one of the all-chrome models. Their 7-speeds are easier to find than the 6-speeds.



Good deal at under $22 shipped!
10-14-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By SurferRosa

Date of Manufacture of Bicycle Components can be...

Date of Manufacture of Bicycle Components can be used to date a bike: component dating (http://www.vintage-trek.com/component_dates.htm)
10-13-21, 11:47 PM
Replies: 64,383
Views: 9,990,819
Posted By SurferRosa

Sorry to quote you all, but maybe you could chime...

Sorry to quote you all, but maybe you could chime in with some detail. Seems like a decent deal for a pretty nice looking frame ... if you like those cantilever mounts. Componentry looks ****. I...
Forum: Foo
10-13-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 375
Posted By SurferRosa

Congrats to his relatives? Maybe they can buy him...

Congrats to his relatives? Maybe they can buy him a nice family plot?

Here lies Gregory Jarvis.
Nice guy with good luck
until he fell into bad luck.
Now, he has no luck at all.
10-13-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By SurferRosa

Spread the fork.

Spread the fork.
10-13-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 410
Posted By SurferRosa

You can normally tell if a bike is in good shape...

You can normally tell if a bike is in good shape or not, just by looking at it and talking with the seller about its history. Conversation is one of the most important things when buying. Next,...
Forum: Foo
10-12-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,305
Posted By SurferRosa

Sooner! :thumb: :beer:

Sooner!

:thumb:

:beer:
10-11-21, 11:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 423
Posted By SurferRosa

Go Browns! And Boomer Sooner!

Go Browns!

And Boomer Sooner!
10-09-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,979
Posted By SurferRosa

And it looks so "retro"! :rolleyes:

And it looks so "retro"!

:rolleyes:
10-09-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,068
Posted By SurferRosa

Yes, I'd pay more for a '70s Trek 900 series road...

Yes, I'd pay more for a '70s Trek 900 series road bike compared to a Austrian made Free Spirit.
10-09-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 15,962
Posted By SurferRosa

:lol: :thumb:

:lol: :thumb:
10-08-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 360
Posted By SurferRosa

The last keeper I bought is a '72 Torpado that...

The last keeper I bought is a '72 Torpado that came to me with a five-speed, 120mm rear. I needed a 700c wheelset for it to replace the ancient tubulars. I greatly prefer 6- and 7-speed rear...
10-08-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,761
Posted By SurferRosa

Sorry, thought you would know that one. It's a...

Sorry, thought you would know that one. It's a humorous cultural meme here in the US, based on the misspelling of "regrets" made popular on a permanent, and thus ironic, tattoo. If you do a Google...
10-08-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By SurferRosa

I always route cables the way the builder of the...

I always route cables the way the builder of the bike intended.
Forum: Foo
10-07-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,573
Posted By SurferRosa

That time Charlie went as Harpo Marx at Halloween...

That time Charlie went as Harpo Marx at Halloween was spitting image.

https://cdn.britannica.com/90/215390-050-19B7C741/American-actor-Harpo-Marx-circa-1935.jpg
10-07-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,761
Posted By SurferRosa

fify.

fify.
10-07-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 17,973
Views: 2,029,739
Posted By SurferRosa

https://i.imgur.com/dVl9lp1.jpg Seward Park,...

https://i.imgur.com/dVl9lp1.jpg

Seward Park, Lake Washington, Falcon, crow, Mt Rainier and beautiful day
10-07-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,429
Posted By SurferRosa

And you kept them! :lol:

And you kept them! :lol:
10-07-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 347
Posted By SurferRosa

Post a pic? :foo:

Post a pic? :foo:
10-07-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 15,962
Posted By SurferRosa

'87 531c Falcon ...

'87 531c Falcon

https://i.imgur.com/araJorq.jpg

Maybe I don't have an ugly bike. I only have five. And I'm no longer into red paint. If it were that baby blue color from the '70s (and a half...
10-07-21, 05:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 897
Posted By SurferRosa

Use it to cut the steerer, and you wouldn't need...

Use it to cut the steerer, and you wouldn't need a spacer! :lol:

Seriously, there's not a bike shop in all of San Francisco that has a conventional (aluminum!!) HS spacer for free??? :twitchy:
10-06-21, 01:32 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,429
Posted By SurferRosa

Gee, what a "prize." :rolleyes:

Gee, what a "prize." :rolleyes:
Forum: Foo
10-05-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 303
Posted By SurferRosa

Hey, gorilla legs. Maybe lower the seatpost. ...

Hey, gorilla legs. Maybe lower the seatpost. And put on some shorts, at least. That's gross. Flagged for nudity.
10-05-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 481
Posted By SurferRosa

Dumb question. Of course! I can't guide you...

Dumb question. Of course! I can't guide you through the whole thing, man!
10-05-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 481
Posted By SurferRosa

Have you tried lemon juice? Mix an ounce of lemon...

Have you tried lemon juice? Mix an ounce of lemon juice with with a dash of chili powder, pinch of gun powder and a quick splash of oven cleaner. Do a shot of tequila and suck a whipped cream...
10-05-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 912
Posted By SurferRosa

I'll defer to your judgment. I don't have any...

I'll defer to your judgment. I don't have any experience abusing road bikes.
10-05-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 754
Posted By SurferRosa

I would guess only the headset is French. Leave...

I would guess only the headset is French. Leave the BB fixed up in place, and you won't have to worry about the bb threading. Pedals are standard. Just start tearing it down and see what works and...
10-04-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 16,777
Posted By SurferRosa

I don't mind resurrecting an old threat as long...

I don't mind resurrecting an old threat as long as it's useful.

Personally, I wouldn't have a headset like this in my stable. There are much better solutions. (Cough! Campy Record. Cough!) But...
10-04-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 481
Posted By SurferRosa

I use a tiny screwdriver on nasty looking steel...

I use a tiny screwdriver on nasty looking steel hub races. And lots of wd-40. On the outside of the hub, it's more wd-40 and paper towels ... and/or 600-1000 grit paper under a dripping faucet.
Forum: Foo
10-04-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 250
Posted By SurferRosa

​​​​​​​ And Gene Simmons.

​​​​​​​
And Gene Simmons.
10-04-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 912
Posted By SurferRosa

Just tall enough to prevent your lock nut from...

Just tall enough to prevent your lock nut from bottoming out on the top of the steerer.

Not all headsets use keyed washers. I don't know of a reason that your headset would become loose without a...
10-03-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By SurferRosa

84 footer? That's a biggun! :lol: [Sweet...

84 footer? That's a biggun! :lol:

[Sweet Bianchi.]
10-03-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 281
Posted By SurferRosa

Only one, but it's the biggest in three counties....

Only one, but it's the biggest in three counties. :p
10-03-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 912
Posted By SurferRosa

Sorry, didn't watch. RJ is a hack. Read Sheldon...

Sorry, didn't watch. RJ is a hack. Read Sheldon Brown.



That's the way every "moving" component on a bicycle works. It is basic mechanics, locking two nuts together on a bolt. If we couldn't...
10-03-21, 12:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By SurferRosa

These two: https://i.imgur.com/437QvZp.jpg ...

These two:

https://i.imgur.com/437QvZp.jpg



That's how the entire bicycle works. No matter the component, we lock two nuts together on a bolt to allow for perfect adjustment. If we couldn't...
10-02-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 912
Posted By SurferRosa

However, if the steerer is the exact perfect...

However, if the steerer is the exact perfect height and the locknut does bottom out, then maybe he can adjust his headset with only one wrench. :p
10-02-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 912
Posted By SurferRosa

That's not how you do it. Read my post again....

That's not how you do it. Read my post again. Study how to adjust a headset. You basically need to lock two "nuts" together on any system like this (whether it be a headset, hub, pedal, or bottom...
10-02-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 912
Posted By SurferRosa

I thought you loosened your headset locknut, and...

I thought you loosened your headset locknut, and you didn't have a headset wrench to adjust the headset correctly. Make sure the locknut is tight. And without the front wheel mounted, make sure the...
10-02-21, 01:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 428
Posted By SurferRosa

Unlike Dia-Compe or Modolo, I have never had a...

Unlike Dia-Compe or Modolo, I have never had a problem centering Record calipers. I assume you have adjusted it properly before mounting. I wonder if the nut is bottoming out before getting tight....
10-01-21, 11:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 469
Posted By SurferRosa

1. Learn how to size a chain. 2. Never shift...

1. Learn how to size a chain.
2. Never shift into the small chainring/small rear cog nor the big/big gear combinations.
10-01-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,172
Posted By SurferRosa

Be sure to always keep threads of the tool clean...

Be sure to always keep threads of the tool clean and well greased, just like a crank puller. Not only will the tool last a lot longer, but it will actually work with far less required force.
10-01-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,365
Posted By SurferRosa

​​​​​​ Lighter.

​​​​​​
Lighter.
10-01-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 488
Posted By SurferRosa

Damien would have nothing less for his tricycle. ...

Damien would have nothing less for his tricycle.

https://cdn.road.cc/sites/default/files/styles/schema_org/public/youtube-kg9-axpbw1g.jpg
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Forum: Foo
10-01-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 394
Posted By SurferRosa

aka Whataburger?

aka Whataburger?
Forum: Foo
09-30-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 394
Posted By SurferRosa

She go as Chin Simmons?

She go as Chin Simmons?
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