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04-06-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By Lakerat

I know what you can get for around $189 in early...

I know what you can get for around $189 in early 1977, that's what I paid for my Centurian Super LeMans, right about the time this magazine came out. A lot of bike and quality for the money with hand...
03-31-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,305
Posted By Lakerat

I don't like to carry anything extra on my bike....

I don't like to carry anything extra on my bike. I wish I didn't have to carry tire repair supplies. My son gave me a cateye for my birthday and I reluctantly rode it long enough to show...
03-24-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,490
Posted By Lakerat

These are the handiest plier I imagine for a bike...

These are the handiest plier I imagine for a bike tool kit: 424 4.5-inch Straight Jaw Tongue & Groove Pliers | Channellock, Inc. (https://channellock.com/product/424/)
03-23-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,429
Posted By Lakerat

I don't care if the lever moves, just that the...

I don't care if the lever moves, just that the cylindrical portion cut for the cable end doesn't rattle. I tied it with a short piece of 1/16" bungee cord/
02-02-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By Lakerat

I built an icecycle on a Trek 400. Built an...

I built an icecycle on a Trek 400. Built an aluminum blade holder for a hockey skate blade and it nests into the front wheel and bolts through the valve stem hole. Bunch of screws in the back tire...
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12-28-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By Lakerat

I'll take the cleats

I'll take the cleats
12-27-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1,855
Views: 398,648
Posted By Lakerat

There is a team that does the Missouri River 340...

There is a team that does the Missouri River 340 paddle race that tows their long canoe to the start in Kansas City by bicycle, stows the bike and trailering rig in the canoe for the race. After the...
12-06-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 911
Posted By Lakerat

You've lurked the political forum huh?

You've lurked the political forum huh?
08-17-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By Lakerat

Hypothetical situation, legal result of bike trail crosses centerline causing head on

When I ride on bike trails, I sometimes ride right on the far edge to keep as much distance as possible from cyclists who weave, don't seem in complete control, or appear distracted, I wonder about...
08-01-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,389
Posted By Lakerat

I'll surmise that cycling is very good at...

I'll surmise that cycling is very good at developing the main muscles needed for cycling quite well, and is also good at not ignoring supporting muscles to the levels required to support the main...
07-26-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,006
Posted By Lakerat

Like Iride01, a friend of mine had no...

Like Iride01, a friend of mine had no recollection of getting run over by an elk near Steamboat Springs, Colorado. He worked in town and commuted to his house outside of town and one evening his wife...
07-15-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 11,485
Posted By Lakerat

If you are seeking a job application, you should...

If you are seeking a job application, you should probably move it to the commerce section of the forum.
07-12-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 742
Posted By Lakerat

It'd be blasphemy to use anything other than the...

It'd be blasphemy to use anything other than the green fluorescent Dura Ace Special grease in those hubs. I got a first generation Dura Ace front hub at a bike swap meet that looked like it was built...
07-05-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,375
Posted By Lakerat

Thanks for reminding that didn't do anything...

Thanks for reminding that didn't do anything cycling related on my 60th. I'm also a water skier and ice skater, so I skied on 30 things for my birthday. Most interesting was cooler lid and cookie...
06-06-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,201
Posted By Lakerat

No point closing the barn door after the horse...

No point closing the barn door after the horse has bolted
06-06-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,201
Posted By Lakerat

Cross-chaining? Corn Pop is cowering in the...

Cross-chaining? Corn Pop is cowering in the bushes.
05-26-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,938
Posted By Lakerat

Sting Ray bikes a Euro conspiracy?

Discounting my paranoid tendencies requiring me to have a chin strap on my tin foil hat, Sting Ray bikes had to have kept a generation of American cyclists from becoming racers. Imagine what could...
05-16-21, 03:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By Lakerat

I found my answer on Sheldon Brown page on cone...

I found my answer on Sheldon Brown page on cone adjustment: "For very fine tuning of this, you can slightly vary the adjustment of the quick-release skewer, as long as it is good and snug."

Link...
05-14-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,088
Posted By Lakerat

I will be altering QR lever position on my bikes,...

I will be altering QR lever position on my bikes, based on enlightenment from this thread. I will continue a nice flowing or tucked in front skewer position aft of the fork leg on the front, but I...
05-14-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By Lakerat

Skewer tension and bearing adjustment

Is it proper to vary skewer tension on cup and cone hubs to fine tune bearing preload? Or should the skewer always be tensioned the same and bearing preload only be adjusted with the cone nuts?
05-11-21, 04:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,993
Posted By Lakerat

I like "Machinery Row Bicycles" in Madison, WI....

I like "Machinery Row Bicycles" in Madison, WI. I'll assume the name comes from past businesses in the wonderful old building it is on the end of. Since lakefront property is common in Madison, the...
05-10-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,896
Posted By Lakerat

Geared bikes will go faster on uphills and...

Geared bikes will go faster on uphills and downhills than fixed gear bikes. If you can make up for that on your fixed gear bike, " ... salut, Don Corleone."
05-04-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,304
Posted By Lakerat

Possibly this is an area of transition between...

Possibly this is an area of transition between the butting of the tubing and where forces could concentrate with some type of frontal impact. A frontal impact with some lateral force from the left,...
05-04-21, 04:43 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,081
Posted By Lakerat

New bikes I had as a kid before becoming a...

New bikes I had as a kid before becoming a cyclist, were a Huffy standard in about 1964. My grandfather gave my brother and I identical ones for Christmas. They looked good beside the tree on...
04-28-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,237
Posted By Lakerat

I'll hazard they are the guides for the bottom...

I'll hazard they are the guides for the bottom bracket facer. One for English, French and Italian. You screw those in to the bottom bracket, insert a rod which locates the cutter.

See photo marked...
04-19-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,127
Posted By Lakerat

If you've had problems that early in a wheel...

If you've had problems that early in a wheel build, possibly your wheels aren't tensioned properly. Either they weren't stress relieved or something moved if they were built with proper tension. Have...
04-09-21, 03:35 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,998
Posted By Lakerat

I'm 66 and I ride a magic gear 1981 Trek 750 Pro...

I'm 66 and I ride a magic gear 1981 Trek 750 Pro Race. 49-17, which is about 76 inches. My normal route I ride is 18.2 miles, selected for minimal hills, but has a few big ones. Last year on a good...
04-09-21, 03:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 846
Posted By Lakerat

Thanks all for your help. I really appreciate...

Thanks all for your help. I really appreciate your reasoned thoughts and the time you took to consider and write them. I suspect the force from contact with the skaeboard was mostly linear, but...
04-07-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 846
Posted By Lakerat

You took your BMX bike off of sweet jumps didn't...

You took your BMX bike off of sweet jumps didn't you?
04-05-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,427
Posted By Lakerat

Nopety, nope, nope, covered in nope sauce.

Nopety, nope, nope, covered in nope sauce.
04-05-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 918
Posted By Lakerat

Cycling probably number 1, but ice skating and...

Cycling probably number 1, but ice skating and sailboat racing a close second. I probably ice skated over 80 days this winter. Some special days I skated and cycled the same day.
04-04-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,319
Posted By Lakerat

Phil Wood track hubs so I only need a hex key to...

Phil Wood track hubs so I only need a hex key to remove wheels. Wouldn't be adverse to pulling out a tube while leaving the wheel in place if I had to. Spare tube, patch kit, small pump, and one tire...
04-04-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 846
Posted By Lakerat

Contemplating further, possibly the force was in...

Contemplating further, possibly the force was in line with the wheel, maybe with some twisting force from turning the handlebars. The wheel is possibly quite strong and maybe has some flexibility in...
04-04-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 846
Posted By Lakerat

How easy do aluminum forks bend?

I usually ride steel bikes with steel forks, and haven't bent one in 45 years of riding. A friend moved and gave me his aluminum framed and forked bike. I fixed it up and have been enjoying riding it...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,015
Posted By Lakerat

I bought a new silver Centurian Super LeMans in...

I bought a new silver Centurian Super LeMans in 1976. Got a rear derail upgrade to the then new Cyclone derail when I bought it. Rode the heck out of it, and it won a campus relay race twice, with a...
04-02-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,708
Posted By Lakerat

Estes Park, Colorado to Loveland, Colorado. 30...

Estes Park, Colorado to Loveland, Colorado. 30 miles going from 7522' of elevation to 4982'. It's pretty much straight east with a prevailing westerly wind. Catch it when its blowing like stink and...
03-21-21, 01:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,246
Posted By Lakerat

"It is really stuck and I'm worried that my super...

"It is really stuck and I'm worried that my super human strength might crack the earth..." Lookie there, a mechanic needless of a BFH.
03-20-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,086
Posted By Lakerat

Assuming nobody is dumb enough to pass you and...

Assuming nobody is dumb enough to pass you and then turn right in front of you. Me learning that indeed if they do this I have to avoid them because they are in front of me and it is up to me to...
03-20-21, 05:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,370
Posted By Lakerat

I broke mine in four pieces when a road striping...

I broke mine in four pieces when a road striping crew dumped about a gallon of glass beads on a downhill turn a quarter mile from my house. Was amazed the doc said no treatment. I don't remember...
03-20-21, 05:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,582
Posted By Lakerat

I got some GP4000 shipped without boxes once and...

I got some GP4000 shipped without boxes once and just figured the shipper was saving shipping weight and making them fit easier into a plastic shipping envelope. Maybe they buy in bulk without...
03-15-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 269
Posted By Lakerat

Gyroscopic effect of legs/crank vs wheels

I should have noticed this before, but after being a pretty serious road cyclist since 1975, I just noticed yesterday gyroscopic effect of legs and crank yesterday. Did a tight slow turn and realized...
02-27-21, 04:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,844
Posted By Lakerat

My favorite fixed gear lured me into the world of...

My favorite fixed gear lured me into the world of magic gear. I had a wonderful 1981 Trek Pro Race 750 frame that I wondered if it would make a useable fixed gear. It has what I think are called...
01-07-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,227
Posted By Lakerat

If fitness is an attribute of youth, then yes....

If fitness is an attribute of youth, then yes. I'm 66 and walked uphill to a neighbors house last night, probably 20 feet of elevation change over a 100 foot walk. I was happy after walking it...
12-09-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 924
Posted By Lakerat

Did you mount it nose up?

Did you mount it nose up?
11-28-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,207
Posted By Lakerat

Tomm- It was a dumb reference to the Temptations...

Tomm- It was a dumb reference to the Temptations song, but it's running away, not slipping away. You lost your balls nonetheless.
11-28-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,207
Posted By Lakerat

"French pedals.... is it my imagination?"...

"French pedals.... is it my imagination?" Slipping away with you. Or was it your balls slipping away?
11-09-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 961
Posted By Lakerat

If you come down from the north in the winter,...

If you come down from the north in the winter, plan on a couple of days of acclimatizing to the heat. Point to point or out and backs on the main road gets a little monotonous, but sight seeing in...
11-03-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,296
Posted By Lakerat

I suppose that means the slots for the straps are...

I suppose that means the slots for the straps are loose and allow the strap to slide. I've not used that many different pedals with toe clips and straps since I rode Suntour Superbe pedals for 30...
11-03-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,296
Posted By Lakerat

Why twist toe clip straps inside the pedal?

I've seen people do it and don't understand it unless it is just to shorten the strap, but why wouldn't you just cut it?
10-27-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,119
Posted By Lakerat

Road salt mixed with sand changes everything....

Road salt mixed with sand changes everything. Once salt and sand is laid down I'm much more careful about riding only when its dry out. If I get the bike wet with salt down it gets a rinse and wiped...
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