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07-17-17, 04:14 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,287
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

My last post here

After having my latest run-in with the moderator/nannies here, I have decided to have my account deleted. I will still post at 'that other forum' (you know, the one that is for road bikes, and who...
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Views: 1,156
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

Didn't Camagnolo have a Chronos groupset? Maybe...

Didn't Camagnolo have a Chronos groupset? Maybe he just saw the name on a component.

Need pic for identification, but if even what half of what you say is true, I find it hard to believe that...
06-11-17, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 773
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

1) I don't believe Bontrager EVER sold steel rim...

1) I don't believe Bontrager EVER sold steel rim wheels.

2) I don't believe Bontrager EVER sold 27" (630mm) rims

3) The Wolber wheelset was probably MUCH better than whatever you ended up...
06-11-17, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 873
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

Oh, I've seen stranger modifications. Probably...

Oh, I've seen stranger modifications. Probably the guy had no idea what he had.
06-11-17, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,602
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

Yep......gonna have about $200 invested in a bike...

Yep......gonna have about $200 invested in a bike worth $50-75 at the end.
06-11-17, 07:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

I se the reflective 'paint' cracking, and a poor...

I se the reflective 'paint' cracking, and a poor molding line (expected from dirt-cheap tires from China...), nothing more. As safe as any other junky Chinese tire....
06-11-17, 07:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,120
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

Ain't THAT the truth!!!!

Ain't THAT the truth!!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1,203
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

Have no idea what you are talking about. Post...

Have no idea what you are talking about. Post pics.
06-10-17, 04:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,264
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

It's what people used to call "horse glue". Might...

It's what people used to call "horse glue". Might be good for gluing your floormats back on your car, but not to hold 60 psig or more...
06-10-17, 04:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,325
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

Wow, how did I miss this thread? As a quality...

Wow, how did I miss this thread? As a quality engineer in CNC machining, let me tell you'se a few things:

What the OP was seeing is called "lead in", which is a certain amount of taper at the ends...
06-10-17, 04:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,348
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

Hello, Mr. Welder. Let me introduce myself; you...

Hello, Mr. Welder. Let me introduce myself; you can call me "Mr. Mechanical Engineer".

FWIW, I spent (as opposed to "spended") $250 on a nice used Cannondale, which had a nice wheelset, with...
06-10-17, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,619
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

Well, 2 weeks later, and I'm back on the bike,...

Well, 2 weeks later, and I'm back on the bike, but only on the MUT for now. Even there, I notice my rolling balance is a bit lacking, and things that used to be easy, like riding up to an...
06-10-17, 03:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,070
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

I have yet to see a cantilever boss that doesn't...

I have yet to see a cantilever boss that doesn't have the return spring tab as an integral part. What kind of oddball frame do you have?
06-10-17, 07:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 770
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

FWIW, you really need a dedicated 8mm hex tool on...

FWIW, you really need a dedicated 8mm hex tool on a 3/8" ratchet wrench to get these off. I found out the hard way that my Harbor Freight 8mm ball end t-handle was not up to the job.
06-10-17, 07:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,348
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

Seriously, just send the thing to the dump....

Seriously, just send the thing to the dump. You'll end up spending more for wheels than it's worth, and in the end, you'll still have a 40 lb piece of junk to ride. You can buy a DECENT used bike for...
06-10-17, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

I'm sure that anything with the "Huffy" brand...

I'm sure that anything with the "Huffy" brand attached to it is the cheapest thing you can buy.
06-10-17, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

Well, in his last years, he was still doing it in...

Well, in his last years, he was still doing it in Branson, MO.
06-09-17, 03:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,485
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

Send me a dimensioned drawing, as well as letting...

Send me a dimensioned drawing, as well as letting me know what the material is.
06-09-17, 03:41 PM
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Views: 2,656,636
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

I'm not sure if that ridiculous stem qualifies as...

I'm not sure if that ridiculous stem qualifies as "wacky" any more; it's just become too common.
06-09-17, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

I'm surprised that Foster was sober long enough...

I'm surprised that Foster was sober long enough to do anything requiring dexterity......
06-08-17, 05:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,485
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

Well, I have access to an engine lathe and a...

Well, I have access to an engine lathe and a Bridgeport, so I COULD just make one.....
06-07-17, 04:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 847
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

If it has an Ashtabula-type crank, you'll likely...

If it has an Ashtabula-type crank, you'll likely need a bottom bracket converter, to change it to a common square spindle, then you can choose cranks in any length.
06-07-17, 03:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 913
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

You have a 590mm tire, NOT a common 559mm MTB...

You have a 590mm tire, NOT a common 559mm MTB tire. DO NOT BUY THE WRONG TIRE! Also, you can buy sealant-filled tubes at any bike shop.

Buy a pair; it will double the value of your bike.........
06-07-17, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

You know, the place where I'm using the internet...

You know, the place where I'm using the internet right now (at my dialysis center), they block all IMGUR links as being "pornography"....

Bike porn, maybe, but......
06-07-17, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

I doubt any of these are sold in the US, but from...

I doubt any of these are sold in the US, but from what I can see on the manufacturer's Chinese web page, they are pretty much the same as any other "Asian city-style bike"; cheaply made and useful in...
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Views: 2,677
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

I don't see much more than about $300 in that...

I don't see much more than about $300 in that bike. Maybe restored, but not in THAT shape!
06-06-17, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

I guess if you want to spend, what, $2-3k on a...

I guess if you want to spend, what, $2-3k on a bike like this, sure, go for it.
06-05-17, 04:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,254
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

Is that the model name, or just a euphemism??:p

Is that the model name, or just a euphemism??:p
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Views: 586
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

Oy, gevalt......

Oy, gevalt......
06-05-17, 03:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,661
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

Well, it's such a dumb post, I gotta have a...

Well, it's such a dumb post, I gotta have a little fun......
06-04-17, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

First you said it was a 4 speed, then you say...

First you said it was a 4 speed, then you say that you don't know how many speeds, now you say it's a single speed. Which is it? Until you can get your story straight, I don't think anybody will give...
06-04-17, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

I think he means that Canadian Tire doesn't stock...

I think he means that Canadian Tire doesn't stock them (and they won't). Have you been to an actual 'bike shop'? I can't imagine ANY in Canada not at least being able to get them for you.
06-04-17, 05:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 701
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

Gee, now you're worrying me. I have one of those...

Gee, now you're worrying me. I have one of those 32h front hubs laced radially on my Trek 710. Sure looked like it could handle it, but now I'm not so sure. Got a "ticking" sound that I thought was...
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Views: 2,911
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

Well, if it has a kickstand, then it ain't worth...

Well, if it has a kickstand, then it ain't worth squat......
06-04-17, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,018
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

Seriously, if all you aspire to do is "using the...

Seriously, if all you aspire to do is "using the bike for fun to ride up along the lake on the bike lanes only for an hour or two on sunny day days.", A Wal-Mart bike will suffice.
06-04-17, 03:53 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,816
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

I'm sorry, but averaging 25 m,ph for an hour...

I'm sorry, but averaging 25 m,ph for an hour would classify you as hors catagorie, or "worthy of the peleton" on the TdF. Heck, even the domestiques on the top teams BARELY manage that.....

Oh, I...
06-04-17, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

4-speed freewheels haven't been made for probably...

4-speed freewheels haven't been made for probably 50 years. Your bike is much older than you think. Your BB may be a Swiss style.
06-04-17, 07:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,374
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

Hutchison tires are garbage.

Hutchison tires are garbage.
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Views: 447
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

Just do it yourself.

Just do it yourself.
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Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

Condition is everything. Post some pics.

Condition is everything. Post some pics.
06-04-17, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

God, I used to HATE those things. They rarely...

God, I used to HATE those things. They rarely lasted a full season.
06-04-17, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,070
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

Last year, I attempted my first half-century...

Last year, I attempted my first half-century since before my kidneys failed. I THOUGHT I was ready, and I guess I was, sorta.....but my bike wasn't completely ready (My gearing was just a bit tall...
06-03-17, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,362
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

Nicely made lugs, and tubulars, as well. Are you...

Nicely made lugs, and tubulars, as well. Are you sure you know what you're getting into??
06-03-17, 02:25 PM
Replies: 17,378
Views: 2,656,636
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

Do you see even one working brake caliper?

Do you see even one working brake caliper?
Replies: 28
Views: 1,507
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

Well, when veiwing a bike of such stature and...

Well, when veiwing a bike of such stature and condition, what can one say, but......."Schwinn".....?
06-03-17, 02:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,142
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

When it comes to tires, there are 3 things you...

When it comes to tires, there are 3 things you need to consider:

1) Price

2) Durability (and flat protection)

3) Ride/handling

Now, pick which 2 are most important, because you'll never...
06-03-17, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

My answer is: YOU CAN BUY ANY TIRE YOU WANT,...

My answer is:

YOU CAN BUY ANY TIRE YOU WANT, AS LONG AS IT WILL FIT!!!!!!!!!!!

thank you.
06-03-17, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,344
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

Yes, Motobecane is now a 'captive' brand at Bikes...

Yes, Motobecane is now a 'captive' brand at Bikes direct, and has absolutely zero connection to the old French builder Cycles Moto Becane. These bikes are good value for the money, Chinese built, and...
06-03-17, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By AlexCyclistRoch

Also, you need to consider how much offset...

Also, you need to consider how much offset ("rake") a fork has, and replace it with a proper replacement. If you change the "trail", it will alter the handling and dynamic stability. If you are...
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